First God of War Ascension Gameplay Revealed

GamesRadar has scored a preview of God of War: Ascension and posted up a video of the multiplayer component of the game.

The gameplay looks typically God of War, in all its bloody glory, with the signature kills that the series is known for. The multiplayer mode shown features the players battling for control of points on a map while a massive cyclops is chained in the background, once one team has control they can go in and get a nice gory kill on the cyclops, it looks very cool.

Check out the trailer after the break.

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Exclusive: Interview with Anthony Kupinic AKA Pludo + Video Premiere

This article is something that I was really excited to do. Anthony was the lead singer of one of my favourite Australian bands, A Sound Mind, their album Harmonia, which sold over 40000 copies worldwide and paid for the bands Australian and European tours, still gets regular plays in my car pretty much everywhere I go, so to get to sit down and interview him was great.

A Sound Mind had their song “The Power to Dream” used as the Grand Final Song for the AFL in 2011, as well as the 2011 NFL Superbowl. A huge accomplishment and a great moment for the band.

Now Anthony has recently released a solo album under his alter-ego, Pludo, an interesting mix of rock and electronic sound, the album is very good featuring an eclectic sound and a great range of emotions. Entitled, “The Only Thing Certain is the Future” I have set it with my copy of “Harmonia” in my car.

Read the interview and see the World Premiere of his first music video for the song “Time Heals Everything” after the break!

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Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Confirmed

We all knew this was coming, so try to act surprised on May 1.

According to a report on IGN, one of their readers sent in a picture of a pre order card being given out at Target in the US to secure your copy of Black Ops 2. The card features the games release date also as November 13 2012, for the Xbox and PS3.

So what do you think, are you surprised, or even happy that its Black Ops 2? Let us know in the comments below.

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Previewed at CinemaCon

Don’t you wish you were there for this? Christopher Nolan has shown a preview of his final film in his Batman story.

According to reports from the showing, the footage shown is truly epic, from the music to the action, it was all said to be great. Bane’s voice is now crystal clear as well, laying to rest the fears some people had that we wouldn’t be able to understand him in the film.

The footage showed some of the finished product of the leaked videos of Bane’s soldiers fighting with Gotham cops whilst Batman and Bane battle amongst the chaos. Catwoman also gets some screen time in the footage, both as Catwoman and Selina Kyle, speaking with Bruce Wayne, also kissing him!

From every report, the footage is said to be something special, with little to no complaints. The wait for this movie just got a little bit longer!

Rumor: Next ‘Call of Duty’ To Be Set In The Future?

The Call of Duty website has posted a link to a video on YouTube from the FPSRussia channel, that features a futuristic bit of kit, a Quadrotor, with a machine gun attached to it, it is pretty cool. The host of the show says that the piece of weaponry won’t be available for at least 10 years, continuing to say that though it won’t be around for a while, it may be in the next Call of Duty game. Seems like a pretty big hint from Activision to me.

With the reveal of the game set to be in about a weeks time, we don’t have long to wait until we find out the setting of the game, but signs are pointing to a near-future setting.

What do you think? Where will the next Call of Duty be set? If it is in the future is that a good thing? Let us know in the comments below!

Watch the video after the break.

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Diablo 3 ‘Witch Doctor’ Revealed

Week 4 of the Diablo 3 reveals this week, and now we have the Witch Doctor. Once again the video has a very cool comic style telling the story of the class before jumping into some gameplay action.

“The witch doctors. Sage conjurers, enchanters, and mystical warriors who are driven by a charge to maintain spiritual balance and harmony in the violent world of Sanctuary. They command ancient magics rooted in the primal powers of life and death, and are adept at summoning fearsome, shadowy creatures. A witch doctor is armed with simple talismans, fetishes, rough carvings… and endless ravening throngs of vengeful spirits set to bring destruction at their master’s command.”

I’ve got to say that Blizzard keep making it more and more difficult to choose a class to play at launch, I thought I had decided but now I am not so sure.

Watch the trailer after the break.

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First ‘Crysis 3’ Gameplay Trailer Revealed

After the teaser released last week, Crytek and EA have released the full trailer.

The trailer features Prophet kicking some Ceph ass, with a nice brutal melee kill, using the suits different technology to take down his enemies as well as the new Compound Bow. The graphics look great as you can imagine, it is Crysis after all.

Check out the trailer after the break.

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BlizzCast 17 Discusses Diablo 3 Quest, Item and Sound Design

The fans have unlocked the 50% video from the Diablo 3, Darkness Falls, Heroes Rise, website.

The video is a BlizzCast that features interviews with the design team, discussing different aspects of the game design, randomization, quest design, items and more. The video shows some in-game footage and also discusses the changes the game will go through after your first play through, with different items and armor becoming available on different run throughs and difficulty levels. It’s just another good insight into what has gone into the development of the game.

Watch the interview after the break.

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The Mod Tech YouTube Channel

As some of you might have seen, there is a link at the top of the page for The Mod Tech TV, our dedicated YouTube channel. In the future this channel will be host to our video reviews and previews etc. However we will also be using it to showcase gameplay videos from the community and from ourselves.

To start this off and as a bit of a test, I have uploaded some footage of myself playing Battlefield 3 on the Playstation 3. I admit that it’s not my best effort, but it does the job for now. I am playing on the Tehran Highway map as an Engineer, so take a look at the video below and head over to our YouTube Channel and subscribe for future updates!

If you have any cool videos of yourself playing any game online, don’t hesitate to submit it to us for inclusion in our upcoming articles. Leave a comment below and tell us what you think!

Rumor: iPhone 5 To Utilize New Case and Touch Technology?

These rumors actually seem like they could hold some weight, and I really hope they are true because they sound awesome!

The first one is the use of “LiquidMetal” in the new iPhone. So a Terminator iPhone you say? No, according to the company’s website, the material is an alloy that combines over twice the strength of titanium with the processing efficiency of plastics. Scientists have developed the technology where our metal alloys behave similar to plastics. Could the next iPhone be getting rid of the plastic cases that have been used in the latest iPhone’s in order to use this technology? Sounds like quite a cool feature to me.

The other rumor is another very cool option that Apple has to choose from, according to DigiTimes, the next iPhone could feature “in-cell multi-touch technology”, what is that? Well basically it is a technology where the touch feature is built directly into the screen instead of a separate layer over the top of the LCD panel, allowing the screen to be clearer and more responsive, thinner and lighter!

Both of these technologies can give the iPhone that much-needed new look that we are hoping for, as well as having practical advantages as well.

So there you have it, a couple of rumors that could very well turn out to be true and I hope they do!

What do you want in the next iPhone? Leave a comment below and let us know.

The Wolverine to Film in Sydney

It has been revealed today that the sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, titled simply, The Wolverine, will film in Sydney. There were rumors that the movie would shoot in Japan due to the rumored storyline of the movie taking place there, this would seem to be false now, however the movie could still tell a story set in Japan, movie magic can do anything these days.

The Wolverine is set to release on July 26, 2013.

Alienware M18X R2 Specs Revealed

Alienware laptops and desktop computers are a dream for most gamers, custom built gaming PC’s costing upwards of $5000. The latest laptop to come out of Alienware will be the M18X R2, featuring an 18.4-inch FullHD White-LED glossy LCD display and a number of options to fit your needs. Different setups include 2.3GHz, 2.6GHz and 2.7GHz Ivy Bridge i7 processors, DDR3 memory will range from 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB at 1600MHz, or 2GB at 1866MHz, graphics wise the laptop can dual Radeon HD 7970M (CrossFire) or GeForce GTX 675M (SLI) GPUs, or a possible single or SLI configured GeForce GTX 660M GPU.

Storage wise the rig can come with 500GB and 750GB HDD options, as well as 256GB and 512GB Samsung PM830 SATA3 7mm 2.5-inch SSD drives, 32GB and 64GB Samsung PM830 SATA3 mSATA SSDs, or a 512GB Micron C400 SATA3 7mm 2.5-inch SSD.

As usual the different lighting and customization options should be available with the M18X, but there is no specifics at this time.

‘God of War IV’ Revealed as ‘God of War: Ascension’

After Sony teased us last week with a picture that was widely speculated to be related to a new God of War game, the reveal has finally come and yes it is a new God of War.

Titled God of War Ascension, not God of War IV as previously speculated, the game appears as though it will be a prequel, from the trailer it seems as though it will tell the story of Kratos from before he was the Ghost of Sparta, tearing a bloody path through ancient Greece.

The game will be released on the Playstation 3. Welcome back Kratos!

Watch the reveal trailer after the break

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Win A Copy of Diablo 3!

Have you been waiting years since Diablo II was released to play Diablo III? Well now you can for free!

The Mod Tech and our forum Off Topic AU are giving away a copy of Diablo III for free!

To win, simply register on The Mod Tech discussion forum here and answer the following question in the competition thread: In a short paragraph, tell us why we should give you a free copy of Diablo III.

We’re not kidding, it’s actually that simple. Here’s a few conditions/rules:

  • The competition will only be drawn if we receive 50 or more entries, so tell your friends, post it on your Facebook, whatever!
  • You can only enter once (we’ll review all entries to prevent cheating).
  • If you win, you must post a picture of the parcel/delivery as proof this competition was indeed real!
  • We’ll post the physical box ASAP so there is minimal delay, or email you the CD Key, it’s up to you. But we’ll be getting a physical copy.
  • It will be the Australian standard release version (not limited edition).
  • This competition is worldwide, we will ship the game to the winner anywhere!

So what are you still doing reading this? Get over to the forum now and enter for your chance to win!

Watch The Cinematic From Bethesda’s New Game ‘Dishonored’

You are the once-trusted bodyguard of the beloved Empress. Framed for her murder, you become an infamous assassin, known only by the disturbing mask that has become your calling card. In a time of uncertainty, when the city is being besieged by plague and ruled by an oppressive government armed with neo-industrial technologies, dark forces conspire to bestow upon you, abilities beyond those of any common man – but at what cost? The truth behind your betrayal is as murky as the waters surrounding the city, and the life you once had is gone forever.

This is the description of the new game from Bethesda Softworks and Arkane Studio, debuting the great cinematic trailer you see below. The game seems to be played like a first person Assassin’s Creed, only your Assassin has superpowers. Along with the powers shown in the trailer such as stopping time, you can also teleport and possess creatures in the game world to use to your advantage.

A novel approach to a largely dominated genre, it will be interesting to see how it turns out.

Check out the video after the break

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