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Riot Simulator game actually looks kind of neat

Play as protestors/rioters or as the police trying to quell the uprising.

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Xbox World magazine reveals details of Xbox 720 in last issue

The last issue of Xbox World magazine went out with a bang, giving up tons of details about the upcoming Xbox 720 including some new concept art and some specs. According to the article, the new console will have Kinect 2.0, Blu-ray disc support, a new gamepad, and the potential for augmented reality.

Editor in chief Dan Dawkins told CVG that his publication has been at the cutting edge of Durango (codename for the 720) coverage for the past 12 months. He feels that unless something drastic happens, everything they reveal in the magazine’s final issue will be what we see at E3 next June.

The magazine says that current developer kits have four hardware cores with each one being divided into four logical cores. The early systems also reportedly carry 8GB of RAM, the same capacity that Sony’s PlayStation 4 could end up with.

The final product is expected to ship with directional audio, Kinect 2.0, Blu-ray disc support, TV-in and –out, a new innovative gamepad and at some point, augmented reality complete with supporting glasses.

The publication doesn’t believe that Xbox 720 will be actual name of the console. Instead, they seem to think that simply “Xbox” will do.

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Rockstar games announces that the next Grand Theft Auto game will be biggest open sandbox game EVER

Grand Theft Auto games have been getting bigger and bigger with every version. Yesterday at San Diego Comic Con thought, Rockstar announced that the next version, GTA V, won’t just be the biggest GTA game ever, but the biggest open sandbox world in any video game in the history of video games. It will be so big that driving across it would be impractical and that flying a plane or helicopter might be the only way to get from end to end.

“The city was simply too small for effective and enjoyable flying,” the Q&A explains. “It was the first time we made a high definition open world, and it was a massive amount of work to make something on that scale.” But, the ability to control more flying vehicles will return in Grand Theft Auto 5. “Fear not, they are returning in what is our biggest open world game to date,” the post teases.

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App turns your phone into a remote for your xbox

Up until now, the Xbox Live app for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile has had limited functionality. You can change your avatar, check your points and Xbox currency, but not much more. But with an update to the app yesterday, you can now use your phone as a remote for your Xbox.

The remote is pretty simple— it’s got arrow buttons and circular buttons for navigating through menus, but it’s not something you could use to play games with. Yeah, you could just grab your Xbox controller, but it’s still a neat update that adds something kind of useful to the app while giving you something to flip through Netflix if you can’t be bothered to get off your ass to get the controller.

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Two groups beat Diablo III in 7 hours, one guy beats it solo in 12. All of them are still working on setting the record for longest time without talking to a girl.

Within just seven hours of Diablo III being released yesterday, several groups had already beaten the game and within 12 hours, one lone bastard beat the game single-handedly. While these sorts of speed runs don’t really allow for a real enjoyment of the content, it is pretty impressive and it’s the kind of crazy that comes with most Blizzard releases.

The single player who beat the game, named Yoshichan, posted his end-game stats, and has a time of twelve hours and twenty-nine minutes. He made it to level 32 as a barbarian, playing on normal difficulty.

Of the two groups that cleared the game in seven hours, one was from South Korea, the other from China.

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Halo fans solve puzzle, reveal the official Halo 4 box art

Halo fans solve puzzle, reveal the official Halo 4 box art Members of the Halo Waypoint Forums were emailed 32 pieces of the Halo 4 box art, which they had to put together. When they did… voila! This is the official box art for the next Halo game. The game is set four years after the events of Halo 3. “Master Chief returns to confront his destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe.” Via

Members of the Halo Waypoint Forums were emailed 32 pieces of the Halo 4 box art, which they had to put together. When they did… voila! This is the official box art for the next Halo game.

The game is set four years after the events of Halo 3. “Master Chief returns to confront his destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe.”

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