InGames: This Week's Videogame News
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Steambox, Cyberpunk 2077, Hideki Kamiya VS Kotaku & More...
1. Steambox "Piston" Revealed
During CES 2013, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell disclosed information about their upcoming hardware, currently referred to as the "Piston". Gabe revealed that the micro-console will be running on Linux, though is quoted as stating "...if you want to install Windows you can. We're not going to make it hard. This is not some locked box by any stretch of the imagination."
2. Nvidia's "Project Shield" Handheld Showcased
Nvidia also made an appearance at this years CES showcase, with "Project Shield". The handheld will be Android-based and carry a 5" touch-screen. Although running on 720p, the handheld has HDMI support and is capable of running games to 4k standard. Using the built-in WiFi the console is able to connect to your PC and stream games to the device. During the show, a selection of Steam games were used to demonstrate its capabilities, including the recently-released Assassins Creed 3.
3. Cyberpunk 2077 Teaser Trailer Released
CD Projekt RED have released the first teaser trailer for their upcoming IP Cyberpunk 2077. The Polish developers have been teasing the game for some time now, but to date, only a few sparse screenshots and title screen have been shown to the public. Based on the pen and paper game Cyberpunk 2020, the trailer shows an impressive display of graphical fidelity and has been well-received critically. Interestingly, fans have discovered a hidden message from CD Projekt in a still frame from the trailer, possibly hinting at an announcement of an open-world RPG (more than likely The Witcher 3).
4. Hideki Kamiya VS Kotaku
Sensationalist gaming news website Kotaku have been embroiled in controversy with Platinum Games creative director Hideki Kamiya, after the site published an article condemning Kamiya's disinclination towards PC game development. The issue was sparked off after Kamiya responded unfavourably to a number of queries from PC gamers about the possibility of porting his games to Steam, with Kotaku proceeding to imply that the developer didn't even know what Steam is (despite his colleague Atsushi Inaba being spotted at Valve HQ only a few weeks prior). For his part, Kamiya responded well to the allegations levelled against him.
5. Razer Introduces PC Gaming Tablet
Gaming peripheral giant Razer have showcased their brand new piece of hardware, the Razer Edge. Touting it as "the world's first tablet designed for PC gamers," the impressive looking device will feature an Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce graphics on a 10.1" multi-touch screen, and will allegedly be able to run all PC games and applications. The nifty little device will be available for the bargain price of only $1,299.99!
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