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Sony has officially announced the PlayStation 4. The company says that the console is focused on ‘play’, developers (“designed by game developers for game developers” and consumers. The system has 8GB of unified memory (GDDR5), an X86 CPU and a hard drive amongst other PC-esque hardware such as the GPU. The PS4 has a dedicated chip that is dedicated to background downloading (you can download while the system is off,   Read More ...

Sony’s PlayStation Meeting NYC event is due to take place at 6PM EST/3pM PST/11PM GMT today. The event will talk about the PlayStation 4 and introduce us to some of the system’s upcoming launch titles. We’re incredibly excited and can’t wait to see what Sony’s been cooking. IGN are doing a livestream of the event, which we’ve embedded here. We’ll hope you’ll join in with us and watch it.

Bungie has finally revealed Destiny, their new MMO-lite FPS. The game takes place in a shared persistent world that links players together across story missions, quests and competitive multiplayer. Whilst the game has MMO-esque elements such as a central hub and persistent levels (you will be able to see/join other folks going about their business during your missions), Bungie confirmed that the game doesn’t have subscription fees. However, Destiny does   Read More ...

Hello again you magnificent specimens of humanity. How’s it going? You may have noticed we’ve made some substantial improvements to the website over the course of this week. Well, those changes weren’t just to test our amazing coding skills. We’re actually back and writing words. We’ve decided that the gaming press has completely lost its way. ‘Valued’ professionals have been reduced to Doritos/Mountain Dew salesmen, like a weird product placement   Read More ...

The Football Manager series has dominated the market. It has become the only real football management sim left (occasionally there is a new one or two from SI Games’ competitors, but it’s becoming increasingly rare). Some say this is a bad thing as it means that SI Games and SEGA don’t need to do much every year to keep their illustrious fanbase. The question is; have they got complacent with   Read More ...

As you can see, we’re looking a little different. That’s because we’ve finally decided that now is the perfect time to have a redesign and we would like to take a minute to sit right here and tell you the story of the new site design. Essentially, our old design wasn’t really planned to last as long as it did. TheNPCs’ wizened elder designer Rob Turner forged our old blue   Read More ...

Categories: News, Site news, TheNPCs

The gaming world at large has adopted the Assassin’s Creed games as the de-facto modern action adventure sandboxes they are. We have followed the series with great interest, and even though there has been numerous sequels we are still terribly excited by this year’s entrant into the series; Revelations.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is one of those delightful little surprises in this year’s gaming calendar. It’s a typical knife-edge wildcard title that could change everything or fall under its own pretence. If you look at its pedigree, you can see a definitively strong title in the original Deus Ex but also the bitter disappoint of Deus Ex: Invisible War so many would be forgiven for feeling a touch apprehensive   Read More ...

  SEGA has today announced that Virtua Fighter 5 will see a major update and expansion in the form of a standalone title on both the XBLA and PSN. This standalone release will be called “Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown”.   SEGA is claiming that the game will offer a “full overhaul” of Virtua Fighter 5’s mechanics, balance and animations. Also expect new game modes, new dynamic fighting arenas, new   Read More ...

  We saw this whilst making the usual rounds across our favourite websites and we thought we had to share. Be sure to watch the entire video, including the ever-so soppy ending. We can assure you it presents a feeling women undergo when watching a romcom (apparently). If you follow the watch on YouTube link you can even go and play the level. We wouldn’t condone modding it further for   Read More ...

Categories: Mods, News, PC, Valve, Video

EA is running a livestream of Battlefield 3 for the next four hours. Apparently the stream will show a few videos, have some interviews and will hopefully have some live gameplay. Feel free to join us in watching it right here with the fancy embed you can see above these here sentences. Expect some awkward military dudes talking about games confirmed.

Categories: DICE, E3, EA, News, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Tecmo Koei has announced that Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge will be coming to the Nintendo Wii U. The game was shown off during a brief montage at Nintendo’s E3 Press Conference earlier. Not much is known about it yet, but it will apparently stack up well when compared to the PS3 and 360 versions of the game. Expect blood.

Categories: E3, News, Nintendo Wii U, Tecmo Koei

Nintendo has shown off a new Super Mario 3DS trailer at their E3 press conference just now in Los Angeles. The game is built from the group up and features the Tanooki suit. Expect it to ship before the end of this year.

Categories: E3, Mario, News, Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo has showed off a new trailer for Mario Kart 3DS at their E3 Press Conference earlier. The game is shaping quite nicely, and seems to be pushing customisation. Also expect new hang-gliding segments for great justice. We’ll keep you updated when new information from the game is unveiled.

Categories: E3, News, Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS

Satoru Iwata has just confirmed that Smash Bros. is coming to both the Wii U and the 3DS. According to Iwata, the two versions can link up to each other. He also let slip that Masahiro Sakurai (currently working on Kid Icarus Uprising) will be developing the game. Other than that, there has been no other details or information on this game yet but we’ll keep our ear to the   Read More ...

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