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Watch Dogs delay explained as multiplayer and PC requirements come into view

Watch Dogs delay explained as multiplayer and PC requirements come into view

It’s nearly time for the game Watch Dogs to hit the market - May 27th it’ll be out - and this week two relatively major revelations have appears in the wild. One comes from a mere tweet - Watch Dogs creative director Jonathan Morin has spoken up on multiplayer for the game, confirming a rumor that the title will work with 8-players at once in an "open world free roam" environment - that much is true. With games like Titanfall also rolling with 8 players - but with a massive amount of AI components besides - it’ll be interesting to see how the multiplayer / single-player split continues to develop.

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Is in-home multiplayer gaming going to die?

Is in-home multiplayer gaming going to die?

Over the last several weeks, I’ve been hunkered down in my house playing video games. I’ve all but turned my back on previous-generation hardware so I could double down on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and provide reviews where necessary.

While the majority of my time playing new titles has been positive, not everything was great. In fact, one increasingly concerning reality presented itself while I was playing the Xbox One and PS4 that troubles me greatly: in-home multiplayer gaming appears to be one a one-way spiral towards untimely death.

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Xbox One BBC iPlayer app in the works

Xbox One BBC iPlayer app in the works

Fans of the Xbox One game console in the UK who plan to purchase on launch day know that the console will launch with a number of streaming media apps for times you don't feel like playing games. The BBC has confirmed that is currently working on an Xbox One app for its popular iPlayer. However, the app won't be available for a while.

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Battlefield 4 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One supports up to 64 players in multiplayer mode

Battlefield 4 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One supports up to 64 players in multiplayer mode

Gamers who enjoy a good first-person shooter and plan to purchase the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One consoles along with Battlefield 4 have some very interesting multiplayer battles waiting. We already know that Battlefield 4 will be available on the launch day for both of those consoles. EA is taking some time to brag that gamers will be able to play with 64 people per map at 60 frames per second.

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PlayStation 4 to require PlayStation Plus for multiplayer games

PlayStation 4 to require PlayStation Plus for multiplayer games

One of the things that many gamers preferred about the PlayStation 3 compared to the Xbox 360 from Microsoft is that they didn't have to pay a monthly fee play multiplayer games with the PlayStation 3 console. On the Xbox 360, there is a monthly fee to access online play. It looks like Sony plans to mimic Microsoft's business plan with a report indicating that Sony will charge a monthly fee for multiplayer games on the PlayStation 4.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer binges on customization

Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer binges on customization

This week the folks responsible for the development of the Call of Duty first person shooter franchise have made clear their intent to bring about a new generation in multiplayer gaming warfare with CoD: Ghosts. While the game itself continues to be detailed in bits and pieces this summer, the first gameplay trailer for the multiplayer element in this current-gen release has only been revealed today, complete with details on how fighting your enemies online will be like no game before, so says Infinity Ward.

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Firefly returns as a cross-platform cross-device multiplayer game

Firefly returns as a cross-platform cross-device multiplayer game

In "Firefly Online", those of you crossing your fingers and your toes hoping for Joss Whedon to reveal a Firefly TV show revival at this years' SCDD get a half-treat this afternoon. Those in charge of holding the torch for the long-lost cult classic science fiction show have found the developers and backing they need to create none other than a high-flying mobile video game, appearing in 2014 for both Android and iOS devices.

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Xbox One Live Cloud gets multiplayer kudos from Titanfall devs

Xbox One Live Cloud gets multiplayer kudos from Titanfall devs

Microsoft may have junked its demands for Xbox One always-on connectivity, but game developers like Titanfall's Respawn are doing their level best to persuade you to keep the next-gen console hooked up, with Xbox Live Cloud processing the carrot. The server-side crunching - which Microsoft has previously described as in effect three virtual consoles adding their processing abilities to that of the user's own Xbox One - has been given a breathlessly positive write-up by Respawn engineer Jon Shiring, who waxes lyrical about the system's potential for multiplayer gaming.

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Last of Us multiplayer looks like TF2 in 200 years

Last of Us multiplayer looks like TF2 in 200 years

As "The Last of Us" hits shelves, so too does a multiplayer gameplay demonstration take place, this environment known as Factions. What you'll be doing here is continuing the battle taken up in the original storyline presented in The Last of Us, only this time you're part of a team that's in direct combat for supplies - in one mode - with a team that's controlled by another set of real-life human beings.

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GRID 2 coming with performance upgrades in online multiplayer

GRID 2 coming with performance upgrades in online multiplayer

We've heard a lot about GRID 2 in the past couple of months, including some of the new features coming in the game, such as LiveRoutes and the ability to record gameplay and upload it to YouTube. However, it seems that's just the tip of the iceberg as developer Codemasters has revealed that performance upgrades are heading to the new racing game.

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BBC brings iPlayer to Windows Phone 8

BBC brings iPlayer to Windows Phone 8

If you're a fan of BBC programming and use a Windows Phone 8 smartphone, BBC has announced that its iPlayer is now available for you to enjoy. While you may be thinking, cool a new app, this offering isn't an app as you might expect. BBC calls it an application, but it's a shortcut to the mobile optimized website, live tile, and media player.

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