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Smite To Be Playable On Xbox One At World Championships

Hi-Rez Studios has announced that its Xbox One-bound MOBA Smite will be playable on that platform by the public for the first time soon. The game will make an appearance at the title’s World Championships event in January.

Eight teams will be competing for $ 1.7 million January 9 through 11. Visitors to the event will be able to catch the action live and try Smite on Microsoft’s latest console first.

Hi-Rez says that the Xbox One version will also have tournaments, with hopes that it will find purchase in the competitive scene on that platform. For more on Smite on Xbox One, you can read PC editor Dan Tacks’ take on why its an important title for the platform. A beta is planned for early 2015.

[Source: Xbox Wire]

 

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I’ve dabbled in MOBAs and have enjoyed what I’ve played so far. I know I’m more likely to find a regular group to play with on console though, so I’m eager to check out Smite when it hits Xbox One.

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Play Elegy for a Dead World the write way on Steam today

Elegy for a Dead World is available now on Steam for PC, Mac and Linux, 10 percent off ($ 13.50) through December 17. Elegy for a Dead World is a game about writing and a lesson in British Romantic poetry – players travel to far-off, alien planets and…
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Thank the Mario Maker for including SMB 3, World themes

As revealed at The Game Awards, Nintendo’s pumped some new features into Mario Maker since we last saw it at E3. The Wii U’s DIY outfit lets you switch between Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World themes, in addition to old-school SMB1 and new-s…
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Tour the open world of The Legend of Zelda on Wii U

Remember that Legend of Zelda game announced back at E3? You know, the one where Link is definitely not a girl? Well, Nintendo revealed a good chunk of gameplay during The Game Awards this weekend, showcasing a massive, open world as well as the new …
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See the world of Far Cry 4 deconstructed at GDC 2015

Ubisoft developed a bunch of new tricks to render the fictional setting of Kyrat for Far Cry 4, and 3D programmer Stephen McAuley is coming to GDC 2015 in March to explain exactly how they did it. …


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Graffiti Artist Shok-1 Shows The World Pac-Man’s Insides

Pac-Man has been endlessly gobbling up power pellets for over 30 years, but have you ever stopped to think about where they all go? Inspired by the icon himself, graffiti artist Shok-1’s new print “The Consumer” finally answers this eternal question, giving us our first look at the yellow puck’s insides.

“The Consumer” made its debut earlier this year in Germany as the mural seen in the header image. The artist created the translucent X-Ray effect using freehand techniques; no stencils or tape were implemented.

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Prints of “The Consumer” will be available starting December 5 on Shok-1’s website, but you’ll have to act fast. The run is limited to 160 prints. For more information and a look at some more psychedelic art, check out Shok-1’s website

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Don’t Miss: Is there life after World of Warcraft?

Are MMO populations ‘tribal’, and if so, what’s the next tribal shift after World of Warcraft? In this 2007 feature, academics including Henry Jenkins and Edward Castronova discuss the future of online worlds. …


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World of Warcraft once again tops 10 million subscribers

The last time we checked in on Blizzard’s wildly successful online roleplaying game World of Warcraft, the MMO was bleeding players and subscriber numbers had fallen to 7.7 million. Thanks to the newly-launched Warlords of Draenor expansion, however,…
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Towerfall: Dark World Expansion Heading To PlayStation 4 Next Year

Developer Matt Thorson is bringing an expansion (not DLC) to Towerfall early next year.

Thorson wrote on the PlayStation Blog, “We want to call this an expansion rather than DLC, because it expands the game in every direction rather than providing small incremental additions.”

Additions include more playable archers, levels, modes, power-ups, variants, trials, and more. You will find Trigger Arrows that work like remote mines and a final tower, Cataclysm uses procedurally generated levels to make everything unpredictable, but that's just a few of the additions.

Thorson doesn't have an exact date for when the expansion will be available, but it should arrive early 2015. For our review of Towerfall on PlayStation 4, head here.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

 

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I would actually really like to see a single-player version of Towerfall with full levels and bosses, etc. I have a lot of fun with the game's multiplayer, but much like Titanfall, I would like to try out its solid platforming and shooting mechanics in a traditional campaign.

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Towerfall expands into the Dark World on PS4 in 2015

Towerfall Ascension’s forthcoming Dark World expansion will arrive on PS4 early next year, developer Matt Thorson revealed via PlayStation Blog. The update adds new playable archers, four levels, power-ups and more to the archery combat platformer….
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