Kit cars are nothing new, companies have been producing reproductions of vehicles that are no longer made and original designs for years. A new kit car is being teased that will make its official debut at the Montreal International Auto Show next year. The car is called the Tomahawk and promises supercar style and performance on a budget.
Speaking on stage first this week at NVIDIA's Montreal gaming event series was Tony Tamasi - SVP of Content and Technology, letting it be known that this week's content would work with Game Platforms, Game Works, and Game Technology. He went so far as to suggest that three new technologies (at least) would be revealed this week, making the case first and foremost on the importance of PC gaming. Using a variety of sources - Riot Games, Sports Business Journal, Wedbush Securities, and Nielsen, a few numbers were spilled - perhaps the most boggling being the idea that the number of PC gamers in the world is currently double that of the entire population of the United States.
Just a few weeks after the resignation of Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello, the game publisher has reportedly issued a round of layoffs at its Montreal mobile-development studio. The studio employs around 300 people total, and it's said that the studio will be heavily impacted, although it's uncertain how many employees the company is letting go exactly.
There will be ups and there will be downs to this year’s E3, with games that look fantastic and release dates that will make you cry. Most of the AAA titles we’ll see appearing at E3 2014 will be set to release in the year 2015, while - by the looks of it - the whole lot will be well worth the wait. This show begins next week, while we’ll certainly see more action this whole weekend as well.
Canada is actively luring startups away from Silicon Valley, doing so with a very big incentive: paying 80% of workers salaries, as well as 50% of salaries for companies that choose to set up Canadian satellite companies rather than relocating entirely to the nation.
Watch Dogs will make you fear for the Smart Chicago of tomorrow, but it won’t change the way you play video games today. Watch Dogs does a lot right in its packed set of features and oddities - including a new set of ways to roll with a multiplayer experience. It also forgets to carve new paths in many places other than online.
Earlier this year it was suggested by IO Interactive that they’d be delivering a new Hitman game - likely within the year. This is a new "AAA Hitman game for PC and next-gen consoles," not the game "Hitman GO" released for mobile devices. It’s been tipped by an anonymous "insider" that this new game will be revealed - at least in part - by the end of May.
It’s become quite obvious that Ubisoft is not planning on releasing sequels to their games any time soon with the announcement of Far Cry 4. Understanding that Watch Dogs will have a sequel if it does well enough and finding that Assassin’s Creed has its own floor dedicated to only itself in Montreal, the franchise business is in full swing. Now we’re seeing the fourth entry into the main Far Cry series environment.
This week the folks at Ubisoft are letting it be known who you’ll be getting to know in the game Watch Dogs. "In a city of over 3 million people," the company says of the plot line inside futuristic Chicago, "you’d be surprised at how few you can trust." Today we meet the main character of Watch Dogs Aiden Pierce’s friends - and his enemies.