Friday, October 28, 2011

VGT Tech: The Faces Of Unreal Engine 3

Hey Guys, Unreal Engine 3 is a Graphics Engine developed by Epic Games. They used this for games such as Bulletstorm and Gears Of War. Other Video Game companies have used the Unreal Engine too. But, most of them are heavily modified. You want to see the difference?

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Unreal Engine 3 as you can see gives great textures. Also giving some photo realistic objects. And Epic games usually uses this type of Unreal Engine 3, but they improve it a lot. And Gears Of War 3 is powered by Unreal Engine 3.5.

Unreal Engine 3 is also used in Borderlands. But this is not the kind Epic usually does, this is a much more modified version of Unreal Engine 3. The graphics are really bold in this version of Unreal Engine 3. Crackdown has the same graphics, but it's not powered by Unreal Engine 3.

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I shouldn't forget that Batman Arkham City is powered by Unreal Engine 3. But I believe the graphics are slightly better then Gears Of War's graphics. There is more textures given in this version of Unreal Engine 3.

This has been another segment on VGT Tech. Next time we'll talk about 3D games and whether they should be made or not.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Why Homefront Is One Of The Best Online Multiplayer Games

Hey Guys, if you ever played the game Homefront then you either hate it or love it. Though the game has received mixed reviews from Critics. But anybody who owns the game, must totally love the Multiplayer. Anyway, I'll tell you why Homefront has the best Multiplayer experience.


1) The Servers
There is like no lag in Homefront. Unlike EA servers, they don't shut down in the early morning or late at night. You can even still play without lag when your on a yellow or red bar!

2) Awesome Gameplay
The multiplayer is very similar to Medal Of Honor and Battlefield. And this is probably the first FPS game to show the entire map when you spawn. I never played an online game that has ever done that. The maps on the other hand, are extremely large. There are a lot of guns in the game, and the max level you can reach is 75 as I believe.

Now, the game isn't worth the $60 bucks. But you're going to want to buy it for it's incredible multiplayer. And did I mention that it could hold up to 32 players in a lobby?
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Monday, October 10, 2011

New Xbox Dashboard Update Coming November 25th

Hey Guys, when Microsoft first announced an Update for the Xbox Dashboard, they did not announce a release date. But today, a release date was finally announced,

Report: Xbox Dashboard Update on 25 November

Microsoft targets Black Friday for its dashboard refresh.

UK, October 10, 2011

Microsoft will refresh the Xbox 360's dashboard on November 25, according to sources close to GigaOM.

If true, the update will bring a host of new features on Black Friday, including HBO and Verizon apps in the US and BBC iPlayer in the UK.

The report also states that the new apps will be built, for the most part, using Microsoft Silverlight, an application framework used for writing and running rich internet applications.

"The goal is to quickly mature the platform, with the potential of enabling other third-party developers to eventually use the Lakeview framework to build their own apps for the Xbox 360 console," says GigaOM.

Looking forward to the facelift? What apps would you like to see on your dashboard?

I just want to know if there will finally be Internet on the new update. And if all the apps will be free, we would all want to know that.
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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Gears Of War 3 Review

Hey Guys, I just recently purchased Gears Of War 3 and this game is better then what I expected. I have played the Campaign and Beast Mode. Now I can say that the Servers are pretty great, I didn't experience any difficulties with the connection or other similar problems.
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Graphics: 8.5
The Unreal Engine returns but is now improved for better graphics, I can honestly say that the Graphics for Gears Of War 3 are better then the previous two games.

Gameplay: 9
The controls are very easy to get use too. I love how when you spawn, you are given protection for a short period of time. This is probably due to the cause of Spawn Camping. About time somebody did something about this issue! OK, I can say that I'm not used to the crossair within a crossair thing, and if you shoot too much then the crossair will grow bigger, meaning that your shots are spreading.

Story: 10
I finally got a chance to play and complete the Campaign, and it's amazing! The characters have a great sense of humor, and are fun to play as. The Campaign is very interesting, and in some parts it's heartbreaking. I can say that someone will die, but I'm not spoiling it, but I couldn't believe my eyes when this happened.

Beast mode is pretty great, but they should have more waves to play since there is only 12 waves to play on. I love the Campaign, overall this game cannot be missed.
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