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E3: OnLive Announcements

Posted in Gaming with tags on June 7, 2012 by ManAboutTown

OnLive at E3 in LA

If you were lucky enough to be at a) E3 and b) OnLive’s Booth in Los Angeles, you would have seen them showcasing a broad range of new video games as well as breakthrough new features in Game Services on the next-generation LG Smart TV with Google TV (G2 Series) from LG Electronics.
Capitalising on the power of LG’s L9 dual-core processor, the service will make hundreds of top-tier video games from more than 60 publishers playable on-demand, without a console or PC.
When the service becomes available, LG G2 TV owners will also enjoy free instant access to exclusive OnLive social features such as worldwide massive spectating, the brand-new OnLive MultiView spectating capability, Brag Clip™ video recording and Facebook sharing. There will also be select 3D games, using the popular LG CINEMA 3D glasses, in the planned software update.

It’s a TV and games machine – ooo eerrr!

With just a few taps of the Universal OnLive Wireless Controller or any compatible game controller, LG G2 TV owners will be able to jump in and play OnLive’s growing library of hundreds of top-tier, console-class video games on-demand. Instant demos are available for nearly every game so players can experience up to 30 minutes of each game free before deciding what to buy, and then continue playing where the demo left off.
Can’t say fairer that than now can we, well played OnLive, well played!

Oh and they also mentioned that the following games are on the way:

· Aliens: Colonial Marines
· The Cave
· Darksiders II
· Hell Yeah!
· Hitman: Absolution
· Inversion
· London 2012 – The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games
· Metro: Last Light
· Ravaged
· Saints Row: The Third: Enter the Dominatrix
· Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Gods & Kings
· South Park: The Stick of Truth

FIFA 13 Gameplay Trailer Revealed

Posted in Gaming with tags , , , , , , , on June 6, 2012 by ethemethem

EA Sports has capped a great week at E3 with the official gameplay trailer to its next FIFA football game, FIFA 13. Full details on the game are yet to be revealed but here’s what we do know as posted on the EA website:

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OnLive Brings Gamers 200+ Games for £2!

Posted in Gaming with tags on April 22, 2012 by ManAboutTown

That’s right people of the gaming world OnLive’s PlayPack Subscription Service Surpasses 200 Games!

Impressive, we know! So what does any self-respecting company do when they reach a mile stone like this?? Deliver an offer that looks exactly like this:

200-Hour Celebration Features Contests, Prizes and Revolutionary Introductory Offer of
200+ Games for £2.00 Your First Month

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OnLive, Inc., the pioneer of on-demand cloud gaming, announced today that its groundbreaking PlayPack subscription service now offers unlimited, on-demand play of more than 200 incredible console-class games on nearly any device, including dozens of AAA titles with 80+ Metacritic ratings. To celebrate, OnLive is hosting PlayPack 200: 200 hours of nonstop festivities for OnLive fans and newcomers alike, including 200-minute multiplayer events, the PlayPack 200 Sweepstakes and an introductory PlayPack offer featuring one month’s access to all 200+ games for just 200 pence. The limited-time promotion delivers unbelievable value, making hundreds of top-tier titles accessible on PCs, Mac® computers, TVs with the OnLive® Game System, and even Android® tablets for less than the price of a sandwich. After the first month, subscribers can continue to play all these games on demand for just £6.99/month, with new titles added weekly.

The OnLive PlayPack is already an incredible value in gaming, featuring everything from blockbuster single and multiplayer games such as Homefront™, F.E.A.R. 3, BioShock, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Just Cause 1 and 2, Borderlands™ and the just added Red Faction: Armageddon, to SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive retro hits, to popular indie titles such as World of Goo and Space Pirates and Zombies. Unlike 90-minute on-demand movies that you might watch once and forget about, PlayPack games offer hours of incredible single-player modes, and many have social-rich multiplayer modes that can last for months on end. And, because the games are hosted in the cloud, subscribers can enjoy unique social features like group voice chat, spectate other players across the world, share achievements and Brag Clip™ videos of their gameplay on Facebook, and even invite friends to jump directly into games they’re playing with instant-launch from their Facebook wall. That’s a lot of entertainment packed into one subscription—with no discs, downloads or specialized hardware needed to enjoy it. PlayPack subscribers simply sign in and play from anywhere[2], picking up their games whenever they want, from exactly where they left off, and they can check out new additions weekly without paying anything more. The growing list of PlayPack games is available at http://www.onlive.co.uk/playpack.

The PlayPack 200 Celebration runs from today through Saturday, 28 April (7:59am BST). Here are some of the highlights:

· PlayPack 200 Sweepstakes: Receive an entry for every PlayPack game you play for a minimum of 200 seconds each.[3] Prizes include tablets and controllers!

· Multiplayer Madness Developer Events: Take on game developers and other OnLive members in 200-minute events featuring games such as Homefront and Air Conflicts.

· Brag Clip Event: Post Brag Clip™ videos of your best and worst gaming moments.

· Live interactive streaming broadcasts with the OnLive staff

To find out more about the PlayPack 200 Celebration or to join in, visit www.onlive.co.uk/playpack. To keep up with the daily Community events, follow OnLive on Facebook or Twitter..

PlayPack 200 Celebration

Sony PlayStation 3 Blinking red light of death

Posted in Gaming with tags , , , , , , , on April 15, 2012 by Eray

There comes a time in everyone’s life when they have to say goodbye to a cherished loved on, whether it’s a pet or a favourite pair of trainers.

And this week I learnt the true meaning of loss when my PlayStation 3 died.

It suffered what is known as “The red blinking light of death” and in short what happens is your fan overheats causing the console to shut down and flash red.

After trying what I refer to as ‘the man test’ (switching it off from the mains and back on again) I found this didn’t work.

After doing some research and asking friends via social media, it seems there are various companies set up to fix such problems but on reflection, you’ll be paying a fair chunk of money and there is a chance it could happen again.

So with that in mind it was off to the nearest GAME store to pick up a fresh one.

It is a sad day at Cut The Cap HQ as we say goodbye to a close friend who was there for the good times, the bad times, the awesome times and generally all the time.

We even put together a small video to show how the blinking red light of death looks:

Enjoy and I pray this never happens to anyone:

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhdQl4_njrU%5D

OnLive and the Independent Games Festival Partner Up = Free Games for ALL!

Posted in Gaming, Tech & Gadgets with tags , , , , , on March 7, 2012 by ManAboutTown

OnLive, the pioneer of on-demand cloud gaming and Gold Sponsor of the 14th Annual Independent Games Festival, is bringing the excitement of the Festival to the masses with a two-week Indie Showcase, hosted in partnership with the IGF. From March 5 to March 11, players everywhere in the US and UK can play an outstanding lineup of 16 current IGF nominees and honorable mentions free through the OnLive® Game Service – frigging AWESOME. Players can then “Like” their favorites on OnLive’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/onlive and they will announce which independent game received the most Likes and which was the most played on March 12, the Monday following the 2012 Independent Games Festival.

As of Monday (sorry for the delay guys!) OnLive will also be placing previously honored IGF games on sale for 75% off, with free instant demos available for all. As is typical with OnLive games, participants can play on demand on nearly any device—PCs, Mac®s, TVs with the OnLive Game System as well as tablets and smartphones – lunchtimes haven’t been the same since we’ve had our wireless controller hooked up to our Mac.

Starting today, 16 of this year’s IGF game nominees and honorable mentions are available for instant play over the OnLive Game Service at http://www.facebook.com/onlive including: Atom Zombie Smasher (Blendo Games), Be Good (DigiPen Institute of Technology), Botanicula (Amanita Design), Dear Esther (The Chinese Room), Dustforce (Hitbox Team), English Country Tune (Stephen Lavelle), Frozen Synapse (Mode 7 Games), FTL (Justin Ma and Matthew Davis), Lume (State of Play Games), Nitronic Rush (DigiPen Institute of Technology), Once Upon a Spacetime (RMIT), POP (Rob Lach), SpaceChem (Zachtronics Industries), To the Moon (Freebird Games), Toren (Swordtales), and WAY (CoCo & Co.). By simply clicking the links next to each game, visitors can test-drive each game free for 30 minutes on nearly any device they own—low- or high-end PCs or Macs, TVs or mobile devices. No discs and no downloads are necessary; only a free OnLive account and an internet connection. Once gamers have identified their favorite titles, they can Like them on http://www.facebook.com/onlive, sharing their preferences instantly with friends.

The Facebook page you should be going to!

To find out more about the OnLive Indie Showcase or to participate, visit www.facebook.com/onlive. To find out more about the Independent Games Festival, visit www.igf.com.

Enjoy!

Assassin’s Creed III Announcement Trailer

Posted in Gaming with tags on March 6, 2012 by ManAboutTown

Ubisoft have just accounced the Assassin’s Creed III Trailer. It’s going to be a bit of a wait though, the game is currently due for an October 30th release.

For now watch. Enjoy. Simples.

Video Games BAFTA Nominations are in

Posted in Gaming with tags , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2012 by Eray

While the Oscars dominate the headlines, let’s not forget one of the biggest nights for gamers is coming up. The video games BAFTAs are coming next month and here are the nominations in full.

We are 99% sure call of duty will clean up again but fingers crossed for Uncharted 3 and Batman: Arkham City which we at cut the cap loved over the past year.

Good luck to everyone. Here are the nominees:

Action
Assassin’s Creed Revelations
Batman: Arkham City
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Portal 2
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Artistic Achievement
Batman: Arkham City
L.A. Noire
LitteBigPlanet 2
Rayman: Origins
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Audio Achievement
Batman: Arkham City
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Dead Space 2
The Nightjar
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best Game
Batman: Arkham City
FIFA 2012
L.A. Noire
Portal 2
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Debut Game
Bastion
Eufloria
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
L.A. Noire
Monstermind
RIFT

Design
Batman: Arkham City
L.A. Noire
LittleBigPlanet 2
Portal 2
Super Mario 3D Land
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim

Family
Dance Central 2
Kinect Sports 2
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
LittleBigPlanet 2
Mario Kart 7

Game Innovation
Bastion
Child of Eden
From Dust
L.A. Noire
LittleBigPlanet 2
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Mobile & Handheld
Dead Space iOS
Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint
Peggle
Quarrel
Super Mario 3D Land
The Nightjar

Online – Browser
Gardens of Time
I Am Playr
Monstermind
Resistance 3
Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure
The Sims Social

Online – Multiplayer
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Dark Souls
Gears of War 3
LittleBigPlanet 2

Original Music
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Batman: Arkham City
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
L.A. Noire
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Performer
Aaron Stanton (Cole Phelps) – L.A. Noire
Mark Hamill (The Joker) – Batman: Arkham City
Nolan North (Nathan Drake) – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Stephen Fry (Narrator) – LittleBigPlanet 2
Stephen Merchant (Wheatley) – Portal 2
Togo Igawa (Dipolomat, Advisor and Military General) – Total War: SHOGUN 2

Sports/Fitness
Dance Central 2
DiRT 3
Fl 2011
FIFA 2012
Kinect Sports 2
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012

Story
Batman: Arkham City
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
L.A. Noire
Portal 2
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Strategy
Dark Souls
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Football Manager 2012
From Dust
Ghost Recon Shadow Wars
Total War: SHOGUN 2

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital
Dreamweaver
Joust!
Tick Tock Toys

GAME Award of 2011 (voted for by the public)
Batman: Arkham City
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
FIFA 2012
L.A Noire
Minecraft
Portal 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception