Mythbusters Cancelled After 14 Seasons

Mythbusters have graced our TV’s for years and have shown thousands of experiments. The hosts, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, have spent hours on screen taking tales and myths to the workshop, hoping to prove or disprove a myth by finding the facts (or lack of) within the tales, but sadly that is all to end next year with the final season starting in January.

Discovery has confirmed that the popular fact-checking show has been cancelled and will stop after the 14th season next year. Stating “248 episodes, 2950 experiments and 900 explosions”, you won’t be left shy on experiments to watch before it leaves our screens.

The hosts were not surprised by this news, and in fact state they had been preparing for this news. Savage stated, “It was my greatest fear that Mythbusters would just stop and we wouldn’t be able to do proper final episodes”, even going on to say he has mixed feelings about the end of Mythbusters, something that he and Hyneman have hosted since the very beginning.

Not to shy away from the last season Hyneman stated that the 14th season will be anything but dull and how they are proud to consider it a ‘strong point’, he explained this by saying “We’ve tried to go as deeply as possible into the things we’re doing, and gave them the respect and care they deserve”.

With so many explosions and experiments under their belt, the show will be missed. Are you a fan of Mythbusters and if so, what was your favourite experiment?

FlatOut 4: Total Insanity Will Be Ready for Some Road Mayhem in 2016

I might not know how many FlatOut fans are out there, but I know I am one. One might argue that the game is slightly similar to Carmageddon, but the derby style is kind of giving it its own personal touch. But to be honest, if you know FlatOut, you know the thing you like most about the title is when you see the driver skyrocketing out through the windshield, hoping to get as much points as he can!

The latest FlatOut title seems to be in development by Tiny Rebel Games, Strategy First, and Kylotonn Games. One interesting thing about this title is that the developers are now working closely with fans to help shape the game and add more interesting things fans want to see in the game. If you haven’t seen how FlatOut 4 looks like, here are some screenshots.

The game is still in its early stages, but if you’ve played FlatOut before, you know a few screenshots won’t stop you from wanting to throw the driver out through the windshield every time. FlatOut 4: Total Insanity will be out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC next year, but until then, you can get involved in shaping the game by heading over to the title’s website here.

Thank you GamingBolt for providing us with this information

Images courtesy of FlatOut

NVIDIA Just Made Its PhysX Source Code Free

‘Free’ looks like the word everyone is using recently when it comes to technology. After we saw Epic make its Unreal Engine 4 available for free, it now looks like NVIDIA is taking the same approach with its PhysX technology by giving away its source code for free.

While some bits of the PhysX technology were available for free on Windows, the developer now has given the full source code, which means that it will include the PhysX Clothing and PhysX Destruction features.

By having the full source code free and available for anyone out there, developers will be able to take full advantage of this world-class physics effect in their games, as well as speed up the adoption of the technology in future games.

Unreal Engine 4 itself has the Clothing and Destruction technologies integrated into the engine. However, developers can now add the technology in their own game engines, should they choose not to use the UE4 engine.

The aforementioned technology has been seen in titles such as Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, Bioshock Infinite, Borderlands 2, Lords of the Fallen, Monster Hunter Online, Daylight, as well as the upcoming title, The Witcher 3.

All PhysX technologies can be found in the NVIDIA GameWorks library, including the latest version of PhysX, namely 3.3.3. It is said that the latter version brings improved stability and performance, along with features such as constrained rigid body dynamics, collision detection, scene queries, character controller, particles, vehicles and much more.

The GameWorks library can be found on GitHub and accessed via the NVIDIA GameWorks Developer Program.

Thank you Guru3D for providing us with this information

Goat Simulator Madness

Goat Simulator is AWESOME.

This is gonna sound really stupid but the game actually has a lot of depth to it. Everything from achievements, “mutators”, in-game trading cards, and a whole slew of collectibles. The possibilities are endless.

There’s so much destruction to be done in this game that the guys from Machinima have started a top ten destruction video. Check it out!

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUu4KZHwV6Y[/youtube]

Thanks to Machinima for providing the great video 🙂

Bugbear Entertainment Working on New PC Next-Gen Racing Game

Demolition derby is set to return in a very big way! Best known for their critically acclaimed, multi-million selling “FlatOut” series (FlatOut, FlatOut 2, FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage) and most recently for Ridge Racer Unbounded, team Bugbear is going to deliver the definitive demolition derby racing game soon.

“We are returning to our roots to make this game, re-interpreting what initially excited us way back in FlatOut days. It’s full-contact motor sports with cars built for crashing. We’re doing it because our fans have been asking for this kind of game for years. We get the messages every week.”

“Nobody else seems capable of delivering what they need, and there hasn’t been a proper demolition derby game for a long time. It’s about time the fans got an answer.”

“Technology now allows us to fully realize what we imagined back then – debris-filled scenes of high speed carnage. We’re taking destruction racing to a level you’ve never seen before. We can put tons more metal and dirt in the air now, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do. We want to make you feel the carnage. We’re calling it just our next car game for now. It’s coming for the PC and yet to be announced platforms. More news soon.”

The FlatOut games used to be a lot of fun on the PC, I even still go back for a few games of FlatOut 2 from time to time myself and the prospect of a next-gen fully up-to-date and no doubt packed to the max with epic physics based destruction makes this one game I really can’t wait to see in action.

Check out the teaser video bellow and let us know, are you looking forward to a new FlatOut title?

[youtube]http://youtu.be/XORYQ52migc[/youtube]

You can find more information on the upcoming title on the official website.