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Unity 4.1 is Available Now

unity logo Unity 4.1 is Available Now

Unity Technologies have just announced that Unity 4.1, the first product cycle
release for Unity 4 engine and toolset is now available to download from http://unity3d.com/unity/download/. The first update release for Unity 4, 4.1 is packed with amazing Pro and Free features including support for Apple AirPlay, and is designed so that developers can seamlessly improve game performance and easily create awesome new content.

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YAGER Licenses Unreal Engine 4 for Unannounced Next-Generation AAA Game

images YAGER Licenses Unreal Engine 4 for Unannounced Next Generation AAA Game

Epic Games, Inc. has licensed Unreal Engine 4 to YAGER, making the “Spec Ops: The Line” creator the first independent studio in Europe to license the technology. Under the agreement, the Berlin-based developer will utilize Epic’s groundbreaking tools to craft a major next-generation title to be unveiled in the coming months.

“Unreal Engine 4 is, hands down, the best toolset for creating next-generation, AAA games,” said Timo Ullmann, managing director at YAGER. “Unreal Engine 3 enabled our great team to tap its full potential for the development for our award-winning game ‘Spec Ops: The Line’ and beyond. YAGER is thrilled to be utilizing Epic’s latest technology for our foremost project as the new workflow is incredible, and Blueprint visual scripting gives us more control over building our games than ever before.”

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Marvel Comics – Project Gamma

Another announcement at SXSW by Marvel was Project Gamma. This new endeavor will allow for timed and paced musical score to be applied to certain digital comics. It will create a more immersive and engrossing reading experience. It will only be a part of a few select comics for the time being but depending on its popularity it could see more widespread application. It was well received at the annoucement and looks to be a promising new addition to Marvel’s new digital world.

Lara Croft has a Good Hair Day with Tress FX

10200TR9 Concept Art v1 TR Cine 03 TressFX Lara Croft has a Good Hair Day with Tress FX

Since the dawn of the 3D era, realistic hair has been one of the most complex and challenging materials to accurately reproduce in real-time. Convincingly recreating a head of lively hair involves drawing tens of thousands of tiny and individual semi-transparent strands, each of which casts complex shadows and requires anti-aliasing. Even more challengingly, these calculations must be updated dozens of times per second to synchronize with the motion of a character.

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Crystal Dynamics Announces PC Specs for Tomb Raider

tomb raider 2 Crystal Dynamics Announces PC Specs for Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider developer, Crystal Dynamics, has released the system requirements for the PC version of the eagerly anticipated game; scheduled for release on March 5th 2013, in line with Xbox 360 and PS3.

The PC version of Tomb Raider has been developed in tandem between Crystal Dynamics and long-time partner Nixxes; a collaboration that has spanned over a dozen PC titles and dates back fifteen years.

Jurjen Katsman, Director of Nixxes stated that: “The team at Crystal intended to make the game of their careers and we are extremely proud of the part we have played in the project’s development.”

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3Doodler: The World’s First 3D Printing Pen

WobbleWorks LLC. has created the first 3D Printing Pen and are looking for Kickstarter backing. 3Doodler is the world’s first and only 3D Printing Pen. Using ABS plastic (the material used by many 3D printers), 3Doodler draws in the air or on surfaces. It’s compact and easy to use, and requires no software or computers. You just plug it into a power socket and can start drawing anything within minutes.

Head to the link below to check out the Kickstarter page for this product and contribute if it is something you would like to see come to be.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1351910088/3doodler-the-worlds-first-3d-printing-pen

Game Creators Provide Sneak Peek into Play Experiences That Will Define PlayStation 4

Sony PlayStation 4 Game Creators Provide Sneak Peek into Play Experiences That Will Define PlayStation 4

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. has introduced the PlayStation®4 (PS4™), its next-generation gaming platform for the home, alongside the videogame industry’s brightest and most creative minds at PlayStation®Meeting 2013. With unprecedented power, deep social capabilities, and instant accessibility, PS4 allows game creators to unleash their imaginations and deliver new play experiences to gamers that were never before possible. The live audience at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, along with millions of fans streaming the event around the world, were also provided with a sneak peek of some of the games that will ultimately define the PS4 experience.

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Epic Games Demonstrates Unreal Engine 4 on the PlayStation 4

Epic Games, Inc. today revealed a new version of its “Elemental” real-time demonstration, the premier showcase for the studio’s breakthrough Unreal Engine 4 game engine technology, running on the PlayStation ® 4 computer entertainment system at today’s PlayStation Meeting 2013.

“We are thrilled to build onto our long-established success with PlayStation ®,” said Tim Sweeney, Epic’s founder and chief executive officer. “Unreal Engine 4 is expertly designed for the next generation of game development and the outstanding power of PlayStation 4. Today’s demonstration offers a preview of what developers can accomplish using our tools to create games for PlayStation 4.”

In the new presentation, a scene featuring the fiery mallet-wielding Elemental knight picks up where the original demo ends. Unreal Engine 4’s high-end rendering capabilities are evident, as dynamic lighting and shadowing bring intensity to contrasting volcanic and snowy vistas. Real-time reflections, subsurface scattering and GPU-powered particle effects fill the screen space with visual gems as a new ice behemoth cracks free from a frozen mountain and emerges with a radiant, frosty bellow.

Sony Introduces Playstation 4 Dualshock 4 Controller and Playstation 4 Eye

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Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. has announced Wireless Controller for PlayStation®4 (DUALSHOCK®4) and PlayStation®4 Eye, a new camera, along with PlayStation®4 (PS4™), its next generation computer entertainment system.

Wireless Controller for PlayStation®4 (DUALSHOCK®4)
Utilizing a similar design as the popular Wireless Controller for PlayStation®3(DUALSHOCK®3), DUALSHOCK®4 features new innovations to deliver better gaming experiences. DUALSHOCK®4 incorporates a new highly sensitive six-axis sensor, as well as a touch pad located on the front of the controller, which offers gamers completely new ways to play and interact with games.

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Sony Introduces the Playstation 4

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Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. has introduced PlayStation®4 (PS4™), its next generation computer entertainment system that redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization, deeply integrated social capabilities, and innovative second-screen features. Combined with PlayStation®Network with cloud technology, PS4 offers an expansive gaming ecosystem that is centered on gamers, enabling them to play when, where and how they want. PS4 will be available this holiday season.

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