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Amiga Games Incorporated & Distribution Rights For 300 Titles Bought For $500K, Re-Releases Likely

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Jonathan Lester
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Amiga Games Incorporated & Distribution Rights For 300 Titles Bought For 0K, Re-Releases Likely

Amiga Games Incorporated and the rights to redistribute over 300 classic IPs have been purchased by a Los Angeles distribution company for a cool half million, who plan to re-release some of our favourite games on "smartphones, modern game consoles, PCs, and tablets."

As a dyed-in-the-wool Amiga fanboy, I'm more than a little excited about this.

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Apple Reveals The Best-Selling iOS Games Of All Time

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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App Store, apple, iOS games

Apple Reveals The Best-Selling iOS Games Of All Time

The App Store is now five years old, and Apple have decided to celebrate by making some great games absolutely free. However, they've also revealed the best-selling iOS games and apps over that time, the results of which might just surprise you.

I'm joking, of course. You can probably rattle off the top ten without so much as glancing at the official line (let alone the title banner), but regardless, we've got the paid and free lists after the break.

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Gearbox: More Borderlands 2 DLC In The Pipeline

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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2K Games, Borderlands 2, DLC, Gearbox Software

Gearbox: More Borderlands 2 DLC In The Pipeline

"We Got More Stuff In The Hopper"

Tiny Tina's Assault On Dragon Keep may have brought the Borderlands 2 season pass to an end with an almighty bang, but it won't be the last piece of downloadable content for the bombastic FPSRPG.

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LEGO Legends Of Chima: Laval's Journey Review | Built On Quality

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Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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3DS Games, Action Games, lego, LEGO Legends Of Chima: Laval's Journey, Platformer, PS Vita games, Traveller's Tales, TT Games

LEGO Legends Of Chima: Laval's Journey Review | Built On Quality

Platforms: 3DS | PS Vita (reviewed)

Developer: TT Games

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive

We love the Traveller's Tales LEGO games here at Dealspwn. Flying in the face of gritty seriousness, the UK-based developer believes that it's okay to have fun while playing videogames, presenting us with a range of brilliant tie-ins that blend our love of classic films with the toys we grew up with. Kids can enjoy the accessible addictive gameplay while us slightly older folks can chuckle at the in-jokes and collect copious amounts of studs right along with them. The LEGO games are a perfect mix of smart design and unabashed sillyness that literally anyone can enjoy.

So it's no surprise that LEGO have co-opted TT Games to create a handheld tie-in based on their latest official playset range: Legends Of Chima. The colourful world of anthropomorphic kung fu animals may be a neat setting for a game, but can the series support itself on gameplay alone without Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Batman, Harry Potter or The Lord Of The Rings to riff on?

The short answer is yes. Just because a game happens to be a tie-in doesn't mean it automatically has to suck.

LEGO Legends Of Chima: Laval's Journey Review | Built On Quality

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Splinter Cell: Blacklist Gameplay Trailer Shows Gas Plant Infiltration

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PC games, PS3 games, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Stealth Games, trailer, Ubisoft, Wii U games, Xbox 360 games

Splinter Cell: Blacklist is nearing its August 20th release date, so instead of silly explosion-packed fast cuts, Ubisoft has wisely decided to release some gameplay footage instead. Players can mix and match three different playstyles throughout the wide levels: Ghost (non-lethal pure stealth), Assault (gunplay) or Panther (stalking and stealthy murder) - the latter of which is on show here as Sam sneaks into a Natural Gas plant.

I recently got hands-on with the first two and a half hours of Blacklist, and will publish some impressions soon. For now, though, you may be pleased to know that players are massively rewarded for avoiding enemy contact and leaving enemies alive and unaware.

BIT.TRIP Runner 2 DLC To Add Psychonauts & Cave Story Characters

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Jonathan Lester
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Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, Cave Story+, Gaijin Games, PC games, Psychonauts, Wii U games, XBLA

BIT.TRIP Runner 2 DLC To Add Psychonauts & Cave Story Characters

CommanderVideo is going to get some familiar pals to run, jump and die with in a new DLC pack for BIT.TRIP Presents Runner2: Future Legend Of Rhythm Alien. The Good Friends pack adds Raz from Psychonauts and Quote from Cave Story, with five more characters slated for reveal soon.

Very soon, in fact, because the DLC is scheduled to release this Thursday on Steam and subseqently on Wii U, PSN and XBLA. Since the original BIT.TRIP series featured cameos from Super Meat Boy and others, we expect some serious indie loving to come. We've stashed videos of Raz and Quote in action after the break, narrated by none other than Charles Martinet (the voice of Mario, no less).

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Destiny Gameplay Reveal Redubbed With Developer Commentary

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Activision, Bungie, Destiny, Dev Diary, FPS, PS3 games, PS4 games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Destiny's E3 gameplay reveal (one of the highlights of the Sony press conference) has been redubbed by a trio of Bungie artists who wax lyrical about the game. Expect more in-jokes than factual information, but there's a bit of insight in here should you have the time.

Destiny is out next year on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, offering a class-based cooperative FPSRPG experience set in a colourful post-apocalypse.

Stealth Inc: A Clone In The Dark Sneaks Onto PS3 & Vita In A Fortnight

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Jonathan Lester
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Curve Studios, Indie Games, Platformer, PS Vita games, PS3 games, Stealth Bastard: Tactical Espionage Arsehole, Stealth Games, Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark

Stealth Inc: A Clone In The Dark Sneaks Onto PS3 & Vita In A Fortnight

Stealth Inc: A Clone In The Dark (which was previously known as Stealth Bastard: Tactical Espionage Arsehole on PC until those PSN prudes kicked up a fuss) has been officially dated for July 24th on PS3 and Vita. This new port of Curve Studios' sensational stealth platformer packs upgraded visuals and includes the Teleporter Chambers DLC pack as standard.

Better yet, it will be a cross-buy title, so one purchase will net you both PS3 and Vita copies. You should definitely read our full (and profane) 9/10 Stealth Bastard Deluxe review to clue you in on the specifics.

3089 | Pay What You Want | IndieGameStand | PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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FPSRPG, Indie Games, PC games, Phr00t Software

3089 | Pay What You Want | IndieGameStand | PC
3089 | IndieGameStand | PWYW (RRP: £7.99, minimum $0.25)

A procedurally-generated FPSRPG, kinda.

Iwata: Many Developers "Pessimistic About Wii U"

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Jonathan Lester
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Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, Wii U, Wii U games

Iwata: Many Developers "Pessimistic About Wii U"

But "They Will Swiftly Change Their Minds"

In what's becoming a proud tradition of stating the bleeding obvious, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has told investors that many studios and publishers have become worried about developing for the Wii U due to sluggish sales and a drought of quality software. However, he also reckons that they'll all come crawling back once Ninty deploys their heavy hitters.

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ExPlay Indie Games Festival Returns To Bath In October

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Jonathan Lester
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ExPlay, Expo, Indie Games

ExPlay Indie Games Festival Returns To Bath In October

ExPlay, the British independent gaming festival, will be held in Bath from Wednesday 31st October to Friday 1st November. Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell has been confirmed as keynote speaker (perhaps to his surprise?) to discuss his mysterious new title, while countless other indie games, developers, panels and events will be on show during the three days.

We've got the details after the break.

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Dark Souls II Open World Adds "Freedom Of Exploration"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Action Games, Dark Souls II, From Software, Namco Bandai, Prepare To Die, PS3 games, RPG, Xbox 360 games

Dark Souls II Open World Adds "Freedom Of Exploration"

"You Won't Have To Follow A Certain Line"

Dark Souls II promises to give players more freedom to explore its open world, letting us tackle objectives in any order or perhaps even start halfway through the narrative.

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Bethesda: PS4 & Xbox One Easy To Port To, But Cross-Platform Play A "Nightmare"

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Jonathan Lester
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Bethesda, PS4, Xbox One

Bethesda: PS4 & Xbox One Easy To Port To, But Cross-Platform Play A "Nightmare"

Bethesda reckons that the next-gen consoles are much easier to create multiplatform games on, due to their PC-like architecture, but creating synchronous cross-platform experiences is still hellishly difficult.

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Deus Ex: The Fall Out On iOS This Thursday

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Jonathan Lester
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Deus Ex: The Fall, Eidos Montreal, iOS games, Square Enix

Deus Ex: The Fall Out On iOS This Thursday

Deus Ex: The Fall promises full-fat Deus Ex gameplay on mobile platforms, and has now passed through App Store certification. It will release this Thursday costing £4.99; compatible with iPad 2+, iPhone 4S+, and iPod Touch 5+.

Though many gamers were disappointed to discover that The Fall was a mobile project after some comprehensive teasing (cue many perfectly-observed cries of "I didn't ask for this"), hopefully it will still be an impressive part of Deus Ex canon in its own right. We've got a lengthy trailer on-site if you want to know more.

Halo 4: Champions Bundle DLC To Contain Armour, New Maps & Gametype

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Jonathan Lester
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343 Industries, DLC, Halo 4, Xbox 360 games

Halo 4 will be receving three new DLC packs next month, which can be bought individually or as part of the Champions Bundle. While one pack contains two new maps and gametype, the other two offer... erm... new armour sets.

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Nintendo UK Download Highlights: Dream Team & Donkey Kong

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Jonathan Lester
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3DS Games, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros., Nintendo, Wii U games

Nintendo UK Download Highlights: Dream Team & Donkey Kong

This week's selection of Wii U and 3DS downloadable releases is headlined by Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros, the borderline insane RPG-lite set within Luigi's psyche. It looks delightfully mad, and should provide 3DS owners with yet another cracking game to play (pleasingly priced at £34.99, though will be cheaper at retail if you find a deal). The Wii U lineup is once again depressingly sparse, though at least we'll be able to buy the original Donkey Kong for a paltry 30p.

You can scope out the update and prices after the break, which will go live on Thursday morning.

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