Rezzed is a relatively small gaming conference, but that doesn’t make it any less significant. Dean “Rocket” Hall, creator of DayZ, says that he enjoys it because it’s the only conference where he can actually play the games on show. Which is great, for him. For us, it’s great because we got to see the latest build of DayZ Standalone - with GTN in the audience.
The last build shown was at E3 but, unlike many AAA-developers, this was the latest developer build, not just a small demo created for the sole purpose of demonstration. The particular build at Rezzed was being worked on the same morning before the showing, Rocket tweeted that he had finished it just an hour before the talk. Continue Reading
And so while the video game world continues to reel from the Thunderdome-esque warzone that was E3, John, Jon and myself found ourselves at a little event they call Rezzed.
They define it as a “PC and Indie games show” and, as we walked under said banner and had our wristbands examined by grumpy looking suited staff, that was very much what we found ourselves in. The show started last year in Brighton and debuted with a first play of Borderlands 2 and Dean “Rocket” Hall talking about his new mod: DayZ. The irony being Continue Reading
There was a Nintendo Direct today! Which means announcements upon announcements!
The Evolution Championship Series (Or Evo) is the big event in the Fighting game calendar. An annually held tournament that takes place in The United States with players travelling from all around the world to compete. This year they are having eight main tournament games, seven of which have been already been announced. Unlike in previous years however one of the games is going to be picked by way of a charity donation drive, the game that receives the most donations in it’s name will get that eighth slot and all the proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Evo 2013 is being held July 12-14 at the Paris Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.
Are you any good at Street Fighter? Can you get to Telford for the First and Second of December? Well if so you might be interested in this: Signups for the UK qualifier of the 25th Anniversary of Street Fighter Tournament have just opened here.
To help celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Street Fighter, Capcom is organizing a series of tournaments throughout the year in locations across the globe that will include over $500,000 worth of cash, non-cash prizing, and amenities. This high-stakes tournament series will culminate in a grand finals event held in San Francisco on Dec. 8, 2012 and will include players who qualify in the preliminary tournaments throughout the year. The tournament series will feature the following monumental titles from the past and present: Street Fighter X Tekken, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, Street Fighter III 3rd Strike Online Edition, and Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix.
To get you interested here is a video of the EVO 2011 Super Street Fighter IV AE Final
Now if only I had the time to go to Telford and then on to California. And also was good at Street Fighter.
The Gadget Show Live, for those who haven’t been or heard of it, is named after The Gadget Show, the popular Channel 5 TV series. The exhibition has been running since 2009 (the TV series from 2004), is held at the NEC in Birmingham and plays host to many companies from technology and gaming industries and has various talks and demonstrations topped off with a live show presented by the hosts of the TV series.
The show has been expanding year on year and this year was no exception with it expanding into a further 2 halls. After the jump you will find our highlights and thoughts on the show. Continue Reading
The Consumer Electronics Show 2012 (CES) is taking place this week from 10th to 13th January 2012. Here are some of the best products/brand announcements so far:
Samsung is bringing 3 new displays:
With two monitors and a HDTV/monitor as their line-up for the show it’s certainly one for the computer users amongst us all. The two Series 7 monitors will come in a choice of 24 or 27 inches and packing WiDi and MHL gear enabling you to stream content from your computer, smartphone or tablet with the HDTV version including a built-in HDTV tuner. They’ll both launch at the same time with the HDTV version being slightly more expensive. Continue Reading