Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 3/6/14


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Popular MMO World of Tanks will soon be upgraded with an improved physics engine.

As well as dynamic suspension and more damageable parts, tanks will also have destructible turrets that can cause damage to other objects.

Buildings have also been redesigned so that, rather than simply switching to a pre-rendered ‘destroyed’ model when blown up, they will now explode in a realistic fashion.

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American oil company Pennzoil and Nintendo have partnered to bring SXSW attendees the chance to participate in a real-life Mario Kart race, reports Ad Age.

Participants will have the chance to drive one of four life-size Mario Karts — based on those used in the video games by Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Bowser — along a thousand foot-long track. “Elements” of upcoming series title Mario Kart 8 will also be shown on screens surrounding the track and GoPro cameras mounted on each kart will capture race footage and send it to participants after.

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OnLive has announced that former IGN chief Mark Jung is its new executive chairman, and today he is revealing a new direction for the company that starts with two new cloud-based gaming services.

The new services include CloudLift, a subscription service that lets users log in on any device to access their digital downloaded games from services such as Valve’s Steam service. It is also announcing OnLive Go, which lets users of online games such as War Thunder and Second Life play on mobile devices for the first time. In an interview, Jung said that OnLive’s strategy is more measured and complementary with the interests of game publishers and gamers.

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