News Roundup October 23rd

by Huey Chewwy


In a Nintendo Direct video today, 50 new facts were revealed for the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros.  The video really showcases the differences between the Wii U version and the 3DS release.  Larger stages, seven different controller options (Wii U Pro Controller, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U Gamepad, etc) and the option to play with eight people simultaneously!  For the full list of awesome features, the 50-Fact video can be seen above or by visiting the Nintendo website.  

 

After reporting just yesterday about a leaked Xbox Achievement list for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Rockstar has confirmed that the game will indeed come to Xbox 360.  The game will release October 26th, and supports improved draw distance and 720p resolution.  Also, this weekend in GTA Online, Rockstar will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of San Andreas with some bonuses this weekend.  Double RP and double GTA dollars will be rewarded in the San Andreas Throwback playlist, in-game discounts on items, and exclusive San Andreas radio station T-shirts.  

After revealing the minimum specs for the PC version of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, the game's Steam page now has the recommended settings for play.  They are listed below:

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-Bit / Windows 8.1 64-Bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 @ 4 GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard drive: 55 GB available space
  • Sound card: 100% DirectX 9.0c Compatible 16-bit
  • Additional notes: Field of View ranges from 65-90

Speaking of PC specs, Ubisoft has revealed it's specs for the PC version of Assassin's Creed Unity.  Hope you computer is up to the task!  System requirements are as follows:

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit operating system required) 
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz 
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM 
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD 7970 (2 GB VRAM) 
  • Hard Drive: 50 GB available space 
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers 
  • Additional Notes: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse required, optional controller

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit operating system required) 
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz or better 
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM 
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon R9 290X (3 GB VRAM) 
  • Hard Drive: 50 GB available space 
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers 
  • Additional Notes: Supported video cards at the time of release: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or better, GeForce GTX 700 series; AMD Radeon HD7970 or better, Radeon R9 200 series Note: Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT officially supported.

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will be making it's way to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, and PS3 next year on February 17th.  The Xbox One and PS4 versions will be available either retail or digital and runs $39.99.  The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, however, will only be available digitally but will run cheaper at $29.99.  New stages and fighters will be available, also with the ability to transfer save progress from Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate regardless of platform.  Details on that feature however are not known.