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    Wits must he have who wanders wide, For all is easy at home. At the witless man the wise shall wink, When among such men he sits. So ends…
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  • NAG Magazine: September 2014 issue

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  • Let's talk to CD Projekt about The Witcher 3

    While we were at Gamescom a few weeks back, we got to check out The Witcher 3. We also managed to pin down Michal Stec, the game’s art producer,…

Seriously, if you’re a racing fan this has got to be on your top ten list of games to play in 2015. Project Cars is developed by Slightly Mad Studios (Need for Speed Shift, Shift 2 Unleashed) and will be available on the Playstation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC on 20 March 2015. The game will also launch for the Nintendo Wii U and SteamOS at a later date in 2015.

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So, uh… Ubisoft’s developers are at it again. Assassin’s Creed Unity looks fine (whether it plays well is another thing altogether) and all of those smoke effects, crowd chatter, NPC boobs, fancy coats and real-time generated English accents (joking, I’m only joking!) must have some hefty computational requirements, right? Well, it seems that Ubisoft might be over-estimating Unity‘s performance on the PC platform because they’ve once again made their requirements super-high. Is this going to be another Watch Dogs scenario?

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With motherboard vendors trying to differentiate their products as much as possible to give them a leg up on the competition, several brands are marketing some products for gamers specifically, despite the fact that these products may or may not have any actual gaming-related features. Gigabyte’s G1.Gaming brand now stretches all the way down to budget motherboards and it does offer something slightly different to the competition.

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Tomorrow, 28 October, update 2.0 for the PlayStation 4 system software will bring with it a bunch of new features. Topping the list of new features is Sony’s Share Play, which was announced alongside the PlayStation 4 but never made it in time for the console’s launch.

With Share Play, you’ll be able to hand over the controls of a game to an online friend, even if that friend doesn’t own a copy of the game you’re playing. For example: you might be stuck in a game, so you link in your friend over the PSN to see if she can get you through the tricky sequence. You will have to have PlayStation Plus, but your friend won’t. Furthermore, you can also link a friend for some virtual couch-co-op. Both of you, however, will need to have PlayStation Plus, but only one of you will need to own a copy of the game.

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Alright, so a one Mr. Kemp managed to sneak this into his “This Week in Gaming” post already, but because we’re such giant, super, unremitting Witcher fans, we felt that the newly released cinematic deserved its own post.

To be clear: this is the game’s opening cinematic and not some new trailer. If you don’t want things spoilt (there’s honestly not that much to be spoilt if you’ve already played the previous two games) and would prefer to head into The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt totally blind, then this is the point at which we part company. Have a wonderful day and goodbye!

The rest of you lot can follow me past the jump to watch a surprisingly gory but really well done cinematic.

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Right, so you may have noticed this column is more than a full day late. You may also notice that it’s a little trimmer than usual (but only a little). My humble apologies dear NAGguts, I was away for the weekend and didn’t manage to poop this out before I left. I tried, but didn’t quite have enough fiber to finish the job. Still, if you hit the jump you’ll find the usual news roundup, videos and NAG Online highlights. Booya!

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Growing up as a gamer, my first interaction with high-end peripherals was, predictably, with Logitech. The company has been a stalwart in the PC peripherals market for over three decades and I’m certainly not the only gamer in the world who has fond memories of their stuff. I sat down with Robert Anderson, Logitech’s country sales manager for South Africa, to not only play a little with the brand-spanking-new G910 Orion Spark gaming keyboard, but also the increasingly popular G402 Hyperion gaming mouse.

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Have you played Alien: Isolation yet? No? Well why not?! “Because I don’t own it” is not a valid excuse. We’d like to rectify your failure to play the finest Alien game in existence by offering you the chance to win a free copy of it, along with a bunch of cool Alien: Isolation goodies and a pair of (somehow completely unrelated) Blu-ray films.

This is a good thing, because free stuff makes any already-awesome Friday even better.

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Some of you will have seen the first part of this gameplay video for Remedy Entertainment’s Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break. This sequence of the game was originally shown off at Gamescom back in August, but Remedy has just released an extended version for everyone to ogle.

And ogle you most certainly will: Quantum Break is looking like one amazing exclusive for Microsoft. Those of you with an Xbox One have got something to look forward to; those of you without will just have to hope that Remedy releases Quantum Break on the PC, like they did with Xbox 360 “exclusive” Alan Wake.

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While the GamerGate fiasco continues to bully its way across the industry, one company has been completely caught in the crossfire: online game store GamersGate.com. That all-important “s” in the middle there is what to look out for.

According to company CEO Theodore Bergqvist, GamersGate.com has fielded constant threats and harassment ever since the GamerGate movement began drawing negative attention. In early October, the website was unreachable for many, and it was suspected that the company had been a victim of a DDoS attack.

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Well then, Halo: Nightfall is looking pretty darn good. The upcoming live-action series produced by Ridley Scott will fill the narrative gap between the events of Halo 4 and Halo 5. It’ll star a new character called Agent Locke (played by Mike Colter); Locke will also be a playable character in Halo 5.

This new trailer is an extended version of the one that was released a few months ago. With the Halo: Master Chief Collection heading to Xbox One on 11 November, it seems like a good time to remind the world that Nightfall is coming as well, despite the fact that Microsoft’s TV studio, Xbox Originals, is already dead.

The new Nightfall trailer introduces a few more characters, shows off a lot of familiar weapons (which look really amazing) and gives a glimpse of an Elite. Got to admit, I kind of really want to watch this.

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Before Apogee became 3D Realms, their name was synonymous with the shareware scene in the early-to-mid 90’s. Now, they’re offering some of their most acclaimed titles for sale in a massive anthology with no less than 32 classic games packaged inside a pretty sweet deal.

The 3D Realms Anthology is a rather beefy collection, including great oldies like Commander Keen, Wacky Wheels, Terminal Velocity, Rise Of The Triad and the original Duke Nukem trilogy. Notably absent entries include Max Payne, Prey and Duke Nukem Forever. Licensing and ownership issues are no doubt at work here, and while we can forgive the exclusion of the latter, the two former entries will indeed be missed. Though, they would nonetheless be at odds with the otherwise “retro” theme of the rest of the package.

Best of all, everything comes bundled with a custom-made Windows launcher, ensuring that compatibility on modern versions of Windows is not an issue. Grab the goods for a measly $19.99.

Soure: 3D Realms

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UPDATE: the new content is live and will automagically download next time you launch; it’s 2.7 GB.

For the six of you in South Africa who are playing Titanfall, Respawn has announced that an upcoming content update will bring a Horde more called Frontier Defense.

Frontier Defense will put four players together to battle increasingly difficult waves of AI-controlled enemies. Respawn has said that we can expect new enemy types alongside some variations of Titans and Spectres. In the demo that was streamed by Respawn over Twitch, Militia forces had to protect a harvester from IMC attack. Players were able to deploy fixed turrets and swap their weapon loadouts at Loadout Crates found near the specific defence objective. If you’re killed, you get flown back into the fray, but you can also fire down on the battle from the safety of the drop ship.

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Hello, person! How would you like some free movies, watchable using human eyes via various technological magicks?

Take my hand, and let’s go on an adventure.

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Papers, Please designer Lucas Pope embarked on an interesting design challenge in May – a first-person mystery game set on derelict Indiaman during the early 19th century rendered entirely in black and white, Return of the Obra Dinn. And while the sail has yet to be fully hoisted and the compass set, he’s released an early development build for people to play, and the results are… curious.

While the effect is interesting, I’m not sure how much it will add to the overall game, but as an aesthetic choice it’s certainly striking. I’m not going to reveal too much given that there’s not much in the demo just yet, but considering Pope’s previous works it’s one to keep an eye on.

Judge for yourself and begin your investigations here.

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So, we don’t often post movie news on the website, but in this case we’re making an exception for two reasons: 1) this is the first trailer for the next Avengers films and 2) there’s a lot of it that’s been filmed in South Africa. Heck, the trailer starts with a panoramic shot of Johannesburg, which makes for a really nice break from movie trailers starting with shots of New York. You’ll also get to see some of SA’s finest SAPS officers unloading clips at… something. Check it out! We’re famous!


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