News: Clay Fighter Is To Be Remastered Only For PC

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Interplay Entertainment is said to be releasing a Remastered Edition of Clay Fighter which is a classic retro arcade style fighting game that came out in the late 90’s for all those who can’t remember it. No word has been announced if this is coming to the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One. Interplay Entertainment only announced a PC version of the game that is said to release in 2016.


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The game is said to be in development by an outside studio known as Drip Drop Games and will feature new game play mechanics that are being used in today’s arcade fighters. Clay Fighters Remastered will feature more than 20 characters, unique supers, counters, reversals, and claytalities! If you’re unfamiliar with Interplay Entertainment as a studio or publisher. They brought you other titles like Descent, Earthworm Jim, MDK, Run Like Hell, Freespace and Toonstruck. Leave your thoughts in the comment section below if you think this is Clay-tac-ular? – Craig Of GTN
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News: Valve Shows VR Headset "Vive" In Conjuncture With The HTC

For those of you out there that are excited at the new technology coming to PC gaming Valve has something in store for you. Valve officially announced a new VR (Virtual Reality) headset that is being developed in conjuncture between Valve and HTC. Strangely enough the HTC has a heavy focus on smart phone technology and a lot of the technology in smart phones do think outside the box such as vertical and horizontal responsive screen changing, the ability to type your words as their spoken, touch and other random tech crazy things that blow our minds.

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Valve who is the owner of the popular PC gaming platform called Steam said this VR Headset known as the Vive will solely work with the Steam Machines or Boxes. It is to be used in pair with the Steam Machines official controller and will feature motion technology much like Sony’s Project Morpheus and the Microsoft Hololens. Little else is known as to it’s functionality and we’ll have to wait for more details to emerged. Leave your thoughts in the comment section below and join the conversation about this brand new classy VR headset called the Vive! – Craig Of GTN

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Feature: Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 1 Gets Reviewed

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 – Story:

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I have accepted that when it comes to Resident Evil, it’s best not to expect a scary game and Revelations 2 lives up to those expectations. Episode 1 starts you off with Claire. Then quickly you are introduced to Moira the daughter of Barry Burton. Within five minutes while you are at a fancy party the place is attacked and you are both taken to some holding bay in some mysterious location. You also wake up with some weird bracelet on your wrist which the purpose of it is revealed later in that episode. Half way through you then take the role of two other characters one of them being Barry Burton. Which at least in my opinion is the weaker of the two halves. I just enjoyed the atmosphere and what came with the first half more than Barry’s half though there are some good story moments within Barry’s part. The question is though who is this mysterious women known as the overseer who seems to be watching our movements throughout the game. Also on another note episode 1 took me a total of 100 minutes to complete and I cannot forget those silly references to Resident Evil 1

Resident Evil Revelations 2 – Gameplay:

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While the gameplay in Revelations 2 isn’t horrible. You do get a double barreled shotgun within 20 minutes of the game and a lot of the time you will be shooting monsters, trying to complete a puzzle which really aren’t all that puzzling or you will be reading notes. The main issue with the gameplay is that Revelations 2 is too focused on trying to scare the player and there’s never really the chance to allow tension to build up. However I will say the game got me twice with jump scares! Due to story reasons, Moira refuses to use a gun which limits her combat capabilities to a crowbar and while you can use her for combat, it’s just easier to gun down enemies as Claire. Moira can see things on the wall or find hidden ammo using her flashlight making her not completely useless. But I only really used her when I was forced to or when I wanted to find hidden items. Of course you can combine herbs, find gun parts and there’s the addition of inventory management, which really adds to the experience. Each set of characters, provides different types of enemies with the more traditional enemies being in Barry’s half of the game based upon the style of Barry’s gameplay half, I was hoping it would end a bit sooner which considering the amount of episodes there will be and the length, this certainly isn’t a good thing. There is also the raid mode to play, if that interests you.

Resident Evil Revelations 2  – Graphics:

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While the graphics aren’t amazing and Claire looks rather odd. Running the game at 1080P, maxed out.It certainly looks pretty good. As said I jumped twice from the jump scares, but based on the setting more tension would do wonders. The soundtrack also adds to the experience, stupid green herb sound effect. While I didn’t come across any bugs, I have seen some bad enemy AI and heard there is some clipping issues. Which despite this being half the price of a full release.Some issues shouldn’t be looked past. Also any puzzles so far in Revelations 2, that went find this item in the room felt a bit like a chore.

Resident Evil Revelations 2 – Summation:

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While I cannot see Revelations 2 living up to the first title, if they can improve some of the issues and have the story continue to get better I can see this being a pretty enjoyable game. I don’t really see it becoming any more scary and I didn’t expect it to because how often can we associate Resident Evil and horror these days. It’s nothing amazing, but it’s still worth a play.I’m going to give revelations 2 my thumbs up.

PROS:

  • Some solid shooting
  • An interesting story
  • Looks pretty decent
  • Some moments that made me jump

CONS:

  •  Fails to scare
  •  AI bugs
  •  Somewhat less enjoyable Barry section
  •  Some puzzles feel like chores

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Feature: Top 5 Reasons To Buy A Nintendo Wii-U

1. Nintendo’s Wii-U Is Great For Family, Preschoolers Or Preteens.

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The Wii-U is really one product that is great for the family all around. It offers games that are mostly rated E for everyone. Meaning that it doesn’t show violent media or is often aimed directly at very young children. Your kids are still growing up and you don’t want to them to lose their charm by being exposed to the wrong types of media. After all this is why the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) exists to tell you the parents what media rating is best for whoever you are purchasing the product for. In this case Nintendo’s Wii-U is perfect for your elementary school student. However, if you have a teenager it would probably insult them if you bought them a Wii-U because it’s what is universally known as the baby toy of the video game industry. So don’t do that. 

2. Nintendo’s Wii-U Doesn’t Take Over Your HDTV.

The Nintendo Wii-U Game-Pad serves as a portable gaming tablet to let you have your TV back from your children. We all love our children but sometimes after a hard days work you just don’t feel like staring at Mario do you? The Wii-U Game-Pad allows the kid to take his gaming experience right in front of him or her while giving you back the TV to watch whatever else you’d like. Please do note that not every game has this feature and the battery life of the Wii-U GamePad is under 3 hours. So keep it charged the best you can for you and your child’s sake. 

3. Nintendo’s Wii-U Is The Cheapest System On The Market.

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The Wii-U (depending on the bundle you buy) is cheaper than their competition (Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One.) The Wii-U can be found anywhere from $250-400 dollars. Where as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is around $400 – $500 dollars. I personally suggest to you to go to your local pawnshop and pick up a Wii-U for even cheaper than the default retail price. Since statics show the Wii-U is the most often pawned off system to date. Why is it the most pawned off? It could be because people out grown them or the Wii-U became unused like a child’s new toy. Whatever peoples reasons are for pawning it off is irrelevant if you want to buy one of these for your children.

4. Nintendo’s Wii-U Has Older Nintendo Games To Purchase On Virtual Console.

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Maybe you’re an old time gamer and remember some of the NES or SNES classics. Well the Nintendo’s Wii-U has that for you or your child behind a pay wall in its Virtual Console. You can pay anywhere from 5 to 30 dollars for any old gem on the Nintendo E-shop. It has games from most of their old platforms like the N64, SNES, NES and more. Who doesn’t love those old gems? Your child will only love them too and at a smaller price than most retro game shops would sell them to you.

5. Nintendo’s Wii-U Has Local Multi-player To Play Together At Home.

One of the major problems with newer consoles is the inability to have split screen multi-player with their titles. Sony’s PlayStation 4 has a supremely limited amount of titles that have local multi-player and it’s the same with the Xbox One which is by Microsoft. The Nintendo however is a completely different story. Nintendo is a family system first and families don’t play each other on the internet in the same house do they? Lets say you have two children in your home. Instead of them fighting over the controller so they can have fun. How about with the Wii-U they can both play together as a family. You will need an additional controller however so keep that in mind when purchasing the Nintendo’s Wii-U. – Craig of GTN

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Features: Mortal Kombat X Reveals A New Story Trailer!

Mortal Kombat X is said to take place 25 years after the events of Mortal Kombat that came out in 2011. Mortal Kombat X is said to feature new characters and will be taking place around the locations of the Outworld. Some new characters revealed so far are Cassie Cage, Jacqueline Briggs, Takashi Takeda and Kung Lao.
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Mortal Kombat X is published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by NetherRealm Studios and High Voltage Studios.

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News: Payday 2 Crimewave Is 1080p 30fps on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

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Payday 2 which came out August 13th in 2013 is finally getting a next generation release however the next generation release is quite sad in its performance. 505 games published Payday 2 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 running at 720p averaging around 25fps on that old hardware which is a truly awful frame rate for a first person shooter.
The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version is going to be 1080p and run at the average of 30fps showing that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are already quite outdated in their hardware. Payday 2’s producer Almir Listo had this to say.

“we weren’t able to go 60fps, we could do that, but that would mean we could only show four enemies at a time on-screen. That isn’t what Payday is about. Payday is about the onslaught of police officers coming at you at the same time, 20-30 rushing you.” – Almir Listo

What does this mean? It means that the systems are so handicapped! So early in their birth that they can’t handle a game that’s 2 years old made for PC at the standard that is 1080p and 60fps on the next generation hardware. This is yet again more proof that the systems are medico-ire at best and will continue to let gamers down in it’s console cycle. Consoles do truly hold back the medium known as gaming and if you don’t think that you’re in denial.

Payday 2: Crimewave is the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Payday 2 and will have all DLC and all that junk with the game. Enjoy the sloppy frames per second or get the real game here. – Craig Of GTN

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Editorial: Retro Game Flashbacks

Retro gaming has been a long standing staple in many of gamers lives for a long time. It’s understandable why we are so closely connected to the nostalgia and memories from our childhood classics, to forgotten relics of pure fun much like Mario. 
As much as we love these games we must remember that too much nostalgia of the Nintendo and SEGA can be a bad thing. Just keep it in perspective that as much as we may not like it triple A is here to stay and will continue to grow because it brings in the money! 
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Feature: Witcher 3 Wild Hunt VS Dragon Age Inquisition Graphical Infographic Comparison

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Dragon Age Inquisition falls short on all fronts in comparison to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. I’m sure The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will also be a way better experience within character development, visuals and story telling. The Witcher 3 is a mature themed video game made for adults that will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One that is developed by CD Projekt Red.

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Editorial: Pleasing People Isn’t A GTN Gaming Tech News Thing

Hi! I’m Craig and I’m the owner GTN Gaming Tech News. I just want to be clear and frank about what this website is for and what it offers you. GTN strives to be an honest publication that only posts about relevant and important things about the tech or video game industry. Being an avid reader of more than 20 different video game and tech websites everyday. I’ve noticed a serve lack of quality within these sties like Gamespot, IGN, Kotaku and Polygon.

These sites seem to make sensational articles with misleading titles and their content is very thin across the board. Sites like these offer no value beyond the title for news and I strongly believe they are bought out besides Kotaku which is just click bait filth with no meaning behind any article at all and that’s just fact jack! Don’t believe me? Well lets take look at Kotaku’s awful recent feed below. 

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However not all gaming websites are bad and have earned my respect like GamesIndustry.biz, Game Informer, PC Gamer, GameTrailers.com, ScrewAttack, Engadget and even EuroGamer.net. Please notice how I linked to these sites and not the totally awful ones I mentioned up above. These sites mentioned bring you interesting articles and offer blunt and honest material inside the industry. 

For instance every time I go to GameTrailers and see a review of a game that I have already beat and played I find myself finding nothing but the truth in a balanced way that is highly creditable. Though GameTrailers is definitely more kind than I am to video games. As for Review scores they have little or no meaning to me. I’m there for information and not some number that means nothing to me. For instance if you know The Wolf Among Us watch the video up above and see if you can totally agree with everything said and if you never played The Wolf Among Us you need to get playing it. Because you’re really missing out friend.

Anyway the point of this article is that GTN plans to be an honest publication that purely runs off of personality while getting the news that gamers would like in a condensed from. I’m Craig of GTN. GTN Gaming Tech News is the website and brand. I am the person and other people will post here in time. We are not cut and dry. We are not here to pander to fan boys. We are here to share news with like minded gamers and spread truth to gamers as well. No companies are going to buy out this site and force me to say “Assassins Creed Unity is a flawless gem that runs super smooth.” For one I have standards and for two I don’t have it in me to lie on purpose. I’m not a sell out and if you’re looking for a sell out website I’d strongly suggest IGN. – Craig Of GTN

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News: Battlefield Hardline Isn’t A Port But Built For PC

It might be good to know that producer of Battlefield Hardline Mike Glosecki implied that Battlefield is a PC game first and a console game second thankfully. Battlefield grew up on the PC battlefield and fights on the PC battlefield as it always has in it’s entire franchise. This is what Mike had to say:
“You can play at much higher resolutions, 1920×1080 and beyond up to the capabilities of your video card. You can also use much higher graphic settings on PC – which you gives you the best texture filtering, texture quality, and anti-aliasing in addition to other benefits. You can adjust your field of view or run higher than 60 FPS if you choose. You can even play with a three monitor setup for an immersed experience. Lastly, you get to use a mouse and keyboard which gives you the best control setup for a first person shooter.” – Mike Glosecki
Many console gamers have lost touch with what is quality. Many large game developers take the easy road and develop for the systems first to lower their budget in production. Why make a graphical superior game when you can just make a mediocre product and cut spending? Exactly the thoughts of companies like Ubisoft with their downgraded Watch Dogs or lately Square Enix with their awful Final Fantasy XIII ports. Seems a lot of the big boys are not taking PC gaming seriously. But at the same time these companies don’t mind all the revenue it brings in for them. Though that is slowly changing within the industry and will continue to.
PC gamers have learned to trust certain companies when it comes to developing for the PC even with a potato box in the mix of development. I personally can’t help but think of CD Projekt Red when I mention these words. CD Projekt Red is the company that delivers The Witcher series. But to clarify the subject matter before I get too off topic. We can at least be thankful Battlefield hasn’t turned it’s back on his main user base. What do you think about Battlefield Hardline? Do you think it’s just another Payday or is it something special? You of course leave your thoughts in the comment section below. Take care. – Craig of GTN

News: Battlefield Hardline Isn't A Port But Built For PC

Battlefield Hardline is coming out for the PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 

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