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PlayStation Plus free games for August include Fez and Crysis 3 (update)

Fez and Crysis 3 lead the lineup of six games that will be available free to PlayStation Plus subscribers in August, Sony announced today. Polytron's Fez (screenshot above) will be free on PlayStation 4 along with Road Not Taken, the upcoming puzzle roguelike from Spry Fox. PlayStation 3 owners will be able to pick up Crysis 3 from Crytek and Proteus from David Kanaga, Ed Key and porting house Curve Studios. Vanillaware's Dragon's Crown and Digital Dreams' Metrico will be the two free titles on PlayStation Vita. Sony, in accordance with its recently overhauled strategy for its PlayStation Plus release schedule, will make all six aforementioned games free on the first Tuesday of the month, Aug. 5. That happens to be the release date for two of the titles in question, Metrico and Road...

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Crysis 3 at 8K resolution looks like watercolor landscapes

Crytek's Crysis is a series known for pushing the graphical envelope, but Crysis 3 player K putt's experiments bring the game into 8K resoltuion, where screenshots begin to look more like watercolor paintings than in-game images.  According to K putt's Reddit post, the modder would play the game, find an attractive landscape and up the resolution with keybindings. To change resolutions, K putt used MaLDO's OnTheFly tool, which allows Crysis 3 players to toggle HUD elements and resolution at will. At its maximum resolution, K putt wrote that Crysis 3 ran at 2-3 frames per second.  Check out K putt's Crysis 3 Flickr gallery to see the images at their full 8000 x 3333 resolution, or about 26 million pixels each. For comparison, a 1920 X 1080 image contains approximately 2 million...

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Valve bringing Portal for Android to Nvidia Shield (update)

Portal is in development for the Nvidia Shield Android-based handheld gaming platform, Nvidia announced today. According to an Nvidia blog post, the first-person puzzle game will arrive "soon" on the device. "Nvidia has created a very powerful and unique device with Shield," said Valve marketing director Doug Lombardi. "Our companies have a strong history working together and we're looking forward to Portal's arrival on Shield." Nvidia Shield, which includes a controller and an LCD screen, was released last July. By the end of last year, Nvidia added support for streaming PC games, hooking the device up to a TV and 1080p and 60 fps streaming. Games available on the device include Android mobile games as well as Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, Battlefield 4, BioShock Infinite, Crysis...

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Sinister controller looks to ease the horror of WASD

If you are like me, someone more comfortable playing action games with a controller than with a keyboard, this place can be avoided. Many action games come with controller functionality. There are alternative devices from specialist companies. But still, WASD dominates PC gaming. It is always there, just on the horizon. This is not to suggest that WASD, the keys for movement in PC games, is inherently wrong (nor their alternative, arrow keys). But, unless you are well acquainted with this control scheme and its attendant servant buttons, there is a temptation to consider that controllers were made for gaming, while keyboards were not. If you suffer from carpal issues (I'm a martyr to my median nerve) the prospect of curving left hand over these buttons is a pure terror, like strolling...

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PS Plus: Poker Night 2 free, new Ultimate Editions, Capcom sale

Telltale Games' video game character-infused Poker Night 2 will be free to PlayStation Plus members starting Oct. 15, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog today. Poker Night 2 is regularly $9.99, and you can check out Polygon's review to learn more about what it's like to ante up with characters like Claptrap from Borderlands, Brock Samson from The Venture Bros., Ash from Army of Darkness and Sam from the Sam and Max series while Portal's GLaDOS deals. Sony is also adding six Ultimate Editions to the PlayStation Store, which bundle the full game with all downloadable content. PS Plus members will also receive extra discounts on the following through Oct. 21: Crysis 3 for $44.99 or $26.94 for PS Plus members Dead Space 3 for $78.99 or $37.44 for PS Plus members Tom...

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Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale day three discounts The Witcher 2, Left 4 Dead 2, The Orange Box and more

Microsoft's Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale is in its third day, bringing discounts of up to 75 percent to The Witcher 2, The Orange Box, Left 4 Dead 2, Crysis 3 and Forza Horizon. The 24-hour sale began late yesterday evening and will continue throughout today, according to a post on Major Nelson's blog. Xbox Live users can save 75 percent off of their purchase of The Witcher 2 and The Orange box, which are available today for $9.99 and $4.99, respectively. Both Crysis 3 and Left 4 Dead 2 are discounted by 67 percent, and are available for $19.99 and $9.99, respectively. Forza Horizon is discounted 63 percent and will be available to purchase for $14.99 today. Eleven other titles are discounted by up to 85 percent until July 8, as shown below. Announced last week, this ongoing sale will...

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Upcoming Xbox Live Marketplace sales discount Alan Wake, Dark Souls and more

Upcoming sales on Xbox Live Marketplace over the next two weeks will discount games and franchises like Alan Wake, Dark Souls, Karateka, Ghost Recon: Future Solider and associated content, according to a post on Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb's website. Several of D3Publisher's games will be on sale from May 21-27, including: Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury 400 Microsoft Points Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Jeremy McGrath 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Karateka 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Mad Tracks 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Pid 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Puzzle Quest 2 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords 400 Microsoft...

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Crysis 3 upcoming multiplayer DLC hinted at by achievements list

Crysis 3 may be receiving add-on multiplayer content in the near future, according to an purported list of achievements posted on Xbox 360 Achievements. According to the site, the DLC will include ten achievements spanning various multiplayer modes for a total of 250 Gamerscore. Names are given for what are likely four new maps: Coastline, Creek, Crossing and Ascent. The listing also hints at two possible multiplayer modes. Frenzy will incude some kind of score limit, while Team Possession makes mention of a flag, hinting at a possible variant of classic Capture the Flag. The achievement "Totally Oarsome" is listed as getting killed by a boat oar, alluding to the item being added as a new weapon. We have reached out to publisher Electronic Arts and developer Crytek for more...

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  • Windows
    • Released 02/19/2013
    • Publisher Electronic Arts
    • Developer Crytek
    • Score 7.0
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 02/19/2013
    • Publisher Electronic Arts
    • Developer Crytek
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 02/19/2013
    • Publisher Electronic Arts
    • Developer Crytek
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