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In Other News – 16 July 2014

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It is the year 2007. The future has come, and the world has changed after The Great Blikseming that saw most of Bloemfontein destroyed after an ill-fated attempt to weaponise wooden mic singers leftover from various seasons of SA Idols. Only one gaming website still stands,having survived the cataclysm by wisely investing the 10/10 cash received for an Aliens: Colonial Marines review in a bomb-shelter. L.A.Z.Y.G.A.M.E.R stands ready to save the Earth,or cock things up yet again.

In Other News: The Humble Bundle goes classic, Reload with some former Call Of Duty devs, there’s a wolf in retail and you can now shoot Hitler in the nuts.

Here’s the news that we didn’t post today, because we were too busy being tacky. Tacky!


Battlefield: Hardline – Visceral details 10 welcome changes for the final game
StarCraft. Guild Wars veterans go big with Gigantic
Surprise surprise, The Wolf Among Us is coming to retail
Former Infinity Ward devs create VR friendly Reload Studios
Survive The Long Dark’s sandbox this September on Steam Early Access
Sniper Elite 3 Hitler mission now available to all
Classic XCOM games join Humble 2K Bundle


Making Wolfenstein move
PS One to PS4 – The victors of the console wars part 2
You know what makes blind dates better? Anime


SMITE – Serget trailer
Schein – Launch trailer
Blocksworld – Hasbro trailer

What’s on at The Movies

Kevin Feige talks Ant-Man and why Peyton Reed is the right man for the job
Luke Evans talks Dracula Untold – A one-man army of vampire powers
It’s morphin’ time! Power Rangers nabs X-Men: First Class writers
Avengers: Age Of Ultron preview footage teases a Hulk vs Iron Man battle, Avengers Tower and more
Midweek Mouth-Off – Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, what did you think?
We’re going to need some upgrades for this first full trailer for Big Hero 6
The new Fantastic Four movie is not based on the comics


Last Updated: July 16, 2014


  1. Cosplay WIN


    • Hammersteyn

      July 16, 2014 at 16:07

      Agreed. I’d do anything to be her Sheppard


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        July 16, 2014 at 16:11

        Just remember to pick the happy ending.


        • Hammersteyn

          July 16, 2014 at 16:19

          Any ending with her will make me happy


          • HvR - Still dislikes Random.or

            July 16, 2014 at 20:17

            The way things are going these days you will pay at least 3 times to get to any type ending.

  2. Hammersteyn

    July 16, 2014 at 16:07

    Ever seen something so beautiful that you get depressed? I just did. Cosplay winner of the year! This is also pretty cool.


    • Admiral Chief Fairburne

      July 16, 2014 at 16:11

      Dat gif, much win


    • VampyreSquirrel

      July 16, 2014 at 16:24

      Luigi wins! Flawless victory!


      • Hammersteyn

        July 16, 2014 at 16:27

        Abs are weak against turtle shells


    • Sageville

      July 16, 2014 at 16:29



    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

      July 16, 2014 at 17:47



  3. Dutch Matrix

    July 16, 2014 at 16:16

    “Commander Shepherd, could you please explain how you shot Grunt in the buttocks?”
    “Well, it is like this. We were embarking on this little nonsensical mission to pick up some Element Zero and I thought, meh… let’s bring the Cerberus secretary along for this one.”
    “And then?”
    “Well, I was still busy checking my pistol when Agent Lawson, the Cerberus secretary, walked in front of me…”
    “And that is the point where you shouted and I quote ‘Would you look at the ass on the secretary!” am I correct?”
    “Sadly yes. It was also then that my pistol went off. Prematurely, I might add. I barely touched the thing.”


  4. Unavengedavo

    July 16, 2014 at 16:49

    Hannuki matata


    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

      July 16, 2014 at 17:47



  5. Brian Murphy

    July 16, 2014 at 19:09

    The Last of Us: Remastered Gets Beautiful New HD Screenshots, Graphics Detailed

    by Allisa James (2 hours ago) 19 @ajames347


    The European Playstation Blog updated with new high quality screenshots of The Last of Us: Remastered, as well as brief synopsis on the graphics, improved framerate and slight changes to controls.

    According to the blog, “lighting quality has received a boost, with improved shadow detail. Joel and Ellie’s in-game character models also look more detailed, sporting higher resolution textures that allowed me to see the fabric weave in Joel’s filthy flannel shirt.”

    The author also noticed that due to graphical upgrade, he noticed details that was never noticed in the original PS3 version, such as blood dripping down Joel’s arm or rats running erratically through garbage covered area. The game running in 60 FPS also allows for a much increased responsiveness in controls, but if players choose to do so they can select 30 FPS instead. It also turns out that aiming and firing has been switched to the R2 and L2 buttons, although players can switch back to the L1/R1 configuration.

    Check out the gallery below for all the new screenshots.






    Information on what’s been done:

    Today Sony Computer Entertainment Europe held an event dedicated to the launch of The Last of Us Remastered, and MeriStation Eeditor Javi Andrés took upon himself the task to tweet the slides showcasing the full list of improvements from the PS3 version of Naughty Dog’s masterpiece.

    1080p/60 FPS in single player and multiplayer.

    Texture maps are 4x more detailed. Shadow maps 2x.

    Higher resolution particle effects.

    Occlusion mapping on decals.

    No texture streaming.

    Longer draw distances, better LOD

    Expanded audio menu options.

    Possibility to lock frame rate at 30 FPS.

    Possibility to swap trigger and thumbsticks controls.

    DualShock 4 touch pad, light bar and speaker supported.

    Cinematics with commentary by Neil Druckmann, Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson.

    We also learn that more add-on releases are planned for 2014, and all of them will be cross-buy between the PS4 and PS3 versions. Incidentally the presentation also included another piece of info on the game’s sales. The original The Last of Us for PS3 sold seven million copies.



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