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New PES 2013 Video Showcases Game Modes

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Matt Gardner
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New PES 2013 Video Showcases Game Modes

Konami have dropped a new video for PES 2013 that goes large on new modes, features, and in-game footage.

Performance training will provide in-depth tutorials in every aspect of the game, sprucing up your skills in both attack and defence. MyPES will govern everything, offering up vast player analysis and stat building, with Facebook integration ripe for liberal bragging.

The online part of the game has been heavily modified, with players now encouraged to engage in ranked matches that see you winning plaudits and points for your home city or region, with the option for custom clans also in there for good measure, and a handy widget now integrated into the UI for chatting to friends, smack talking foes, and setting up matches

Finally, there's the new Item Shop, where gamers will be able to buy training materials to help develop their players.

Hit the jump for the video...

Square Enix: Current Era "One Of The Best Times For Consumers"

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Current gen, Julien Merceron, Microsoft, Next-gen, Nintendo, Sony, Square Enix, Wii U

Square Enix: Current Era "One Of The Best Times For Consumers"

Square Enix's worldwide technology director, Julien Merceron, has suggested that consumers today are having a better time of it than ever before, if only due to the sheer diversity in content, genres, platforms, and experiences.

Speaking at length about the Wii U and Nintendo's different approach in comparison to that of Sony and MS, Merceron predicted that the upcoming console would appeal to a community that prized innovation in interaction over graphical fidelity and cinematic immersion, but noted that we're living in a time that caters to all tastes and preferences.

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Might & Magic Heroes VI: Pirates of the Savage Sea Hands-On Preview

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Crag Hack, DLC, Expansion Pack, Games previews, Limbic Entertainment, Might & Magic Heroes VI: Pirates of the Savage Sea, PC games, Turn-based strategy games, Ubisoft

Might & Magic Heroes VI: Pirates of the Savage Sea Hands-On Preview

Thunderbirds Are GO!

In many ways, the turn-based Heroes spinoffs of the Might & Magic series have proven more resilient than their RPG brethren, tending to rise higher in the critical standings, attracting greater audiences, and delivering more memorable experiences. But it hasn't all been plain sailing. Heroes VI, releasing in October 2011 to moderate acclaim, fared fairly well. Sadly the same could not be said of its developers, with tensions between Black Hole and Ubisoft stretched to breaking point. Something had to give and the buggy Heroes VI was left somewhat stranded without support.

Enter Limbic Entertainment, who've been furiously patching the beast for nine months to try and restore some semblence of order. But there's no doubt that something big is required. Something to bring fans both old and new together again, to breathe new life into Heroes VI.

Might & Magic Heroes VI: Pirates of the Savage Sea Hands-On Preview

That something, or should we say someone, is Crag Hack.

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Fassbender To Star In And Co-Produce Assassin's Creed Film

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Matt Gardner
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Assassin's Creed, DMC Film, Films, Hollywood, Michael Fassbender, Transmedia, Ubisoft Motion Pictures

Fassbender To Star In And Co-Produce Assassin's Creed Film

The exceptionally versatile Michael Fassbender - who's starred in films such as Inglourious Basterds, Hunger, X-Men: First Class, Prometheus, and Shame - will apparently be both starring in, and co-producing, a film based on Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series.

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Molyneux: "Molydeux's Another Reason Why I Left Microsoft"

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Matt Gardner
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@PeterMolydeux, 22Cans, Parody, Peter Molyneux, Twitter, What would Molydeux?

Molyneux: "Molydeux's Another Reason Why I Left Microsoft"

Industry legend Peter Molyneux has suggested that the incredibly funny, game-jam-spawning, parody Twitter account @PeterMolydeux was another reason behind his departure from Microsoft.

Branding the chap behind the parody account as a "smart guy" at Rezzed, Molyneux was effusive in his praise for his digital doppelganger. "I tell you one thing: he's far funnier, far more daring and far more engaging than I will ever be. He just comes up with an endless supply of amazing and incredible ideas."

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Put 15 Mins Of Injustice Footage In Your Face

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Matt Gardner
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DC Entertainment, Fighting Games, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Netherrealm Studios, Videos, Warner Bros. Interactive

Put 15 Mins Of Injustice Footage In Your Face

Netherrealm's upcoming fighter - Injustice: Gods Among Us - will feature a whole bunch of DC-licensed heroes and villains.

Demoing the game at EVO, Ed Boon talked about how he hopes a heavy emphasis on character differences will help to distinguish the game from some of its peers. He also discussed the interactive fight arenas in detail, showcasing a fight between Superman and The Flash first of all, before taking onlookers through a match up between Batman and Solomon Grundy.

Check out the Injustice footage after the jump...

Souleful 4-Disc Guild Wars 2 Soundtrack Available To Buy

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Matt Gardner
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Deals
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Depths of the Soule, Feeling Souleful, Game soundtracks, Guild Wars 2, I Got Soule, Jeremy Soule, OST, Soule Food, Soule Man, Soule Music

Souleful 4-Disc Guild Wars 2 Soundtrack Available To Buy

A little musical PSA for you all: Jeremy Soule's 4-disc soundtrack for Guild Wars 2 can now be purchased over at DirectSong for $29.99. As with most of his soundtracks, a limited intial batch will all be signed by the composer himself. Expect a stirringly epic orchestral extravaganza.

We love you Jeremy.

UK Games Charts | 7th July 2012

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Matt Gardner
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Lego Batman 2, London 2012: The Official Video Game, Retail, Sales, The Amazing Spider-Man, UK Charts

 

UK Games Charts | 7th July 2012

LEGO Batman 2 is still sitting pretty at the top of the pack this week, for the third time, with Dead Island's GOTY Edition the only proper newcomer in the top ten this week.

Modern Warfare 3 jumps 26 places back into view, and FIFA Street climbs up the table once again to sneak back into the top flight. Theatrerhythm makes its debut at #19, and Funcom's ambitious MMO - The Secret World - slips into the top 40 at #38.

Click on the game name for the relevant review where applicable.

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Nintendo Confirm Wii U - 3DS Unified Account System

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Matt Gardner
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Nintendo Confirm Wii U - 3DS Unified Account System

Stateside Info Only For Now

Nintendo have revealed that the pieces are in place for a unified account system that will span Wii U and 3DS, not unlike Sony's PSN on PS3 and Vita.

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Miyamoto Wants Metroid And Star Fox On Wii U

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Matt Gardner
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Miyamoto Wants Metroid And Star Fox On Wii U

Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto has suggested that Metroid on Wii U "could be really fantastic".

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Have An Atmospheric New Survarium Dev Diary

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Matt Gardner
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Dev Diary, F2P, FPS, PC games, Survarium, Vostok Games

Have An Atmospheric New Survarium Dev Diary

Vostok Games have risen from the ashes of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, and their first new game - Survarium, a free-to-play FPS - is well underway.

A new dev diary sees the outfit talking gamers through story elements, characters, the challenges of creating a certain kind of atmosphere, and a few of the game modes that'll be on offer.

There are a handful of new art shots as well, cribbed from the game's Facebook page.

Catch the media deluge after the jump...

PWNCAST | Season 1: Episode 20 – Plots And Plans

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Bioshock, BioWare, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy, Gaikai, Heavy Rain, Podcast, PWNCAST, Sony, Xenu

PWNCAST | Season 1: Episode 20 – Plots And Plans
This week's PWNCAST is all about story...well almost. First we chat a little bit about the Sony-Gaikai mashup, we discuss the implications of the recent EU court ruling on pre-owned games, and then we dive into a forty minute chinwag about some of favourite gaming plots, the joys of emergent narratives, and how games have evolved as a deep, personal storytelling medium over the years.

This podcast may also featured a van full of Scientologists.

PWNCAST | Season 1: Episode 20, Recorded: July 6th, 2012

Some of the things that get covered this week:

  • Sony's Gaikai buyout
  • EU Court of Justice's ruling on digital games
  • Story in video games
  • Favourite writers in gaming
  • Favourite gaming plots
  • Most affecting stories/characters in gaming
  • Emergent narratives - story through gameplay
  • MMOs - truly create your own stories

...and much, much more.

Big thanks to Alex for this week's suggested topic. Remember, if there's something you'd like us to discuss on the PWNCAST, or any questions to like to put to the team (Jon takes music requests), do drop us a line at contact@dealspwn.com.

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be quite a few instances of strong language.

Click below to play the file, or right click on the banner at the top, and select 'Save Link As' to download the file onto your hard drive.

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Heihachi And Toro Coming To Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale

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Fighting Games, Heihachi Mishima, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS Vita games, PS3 games, Superbot Entertainment, Toro Inoue

Heihachi And Toro Coming To Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale

Sony have announced that Tekken's Mishima Zaibatsu overlord Heihachi, and Toro Inoue, the Sony Cat, will line up alongside the likes of Nathan Drake, Cole MacGrath, Fat Princess, PaRappa, and Kratos in Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale.

Check out Heihachi and Toro in action after the jump...

Get The Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut Soundtrack For Free

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Matt Gardner
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BioWare, EA Games, Game soundtracks, Mass Effect 3, Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut, music, OST, Sam Hulick
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Get The Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut Soundtrack For Free

Oooh, aren't BioWare feeling generous of late. As well as re-writing the ending to their most recent opus and giving it away for free, you can now download the soundtrack for absolutely nothing.

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LBP Karting Beta Kicks Off On Tuesday

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Matt Gardner
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Karting games, LittleBigPlanet Karting, Media Molecule, PS3 games, Racing Games, Sony, United Front Games

LBP Karting Beta Kicks Off On Tuesday

Sony have announced that the LittleBigPlanet Karting beta will begin on Tuesday 10th July. Keep a beady eye on your inboxes as the first round of lucky victors will start receiving beta codes in the next week or two, there'll be more to come throughout the month too, so don't be too disheartened if you're not in the initial rush.

The beta period ends on July 31st.

RUMOUR: Halo 2 Anniversary Edition In Development

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Matt Gardner
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343 Industries, Arbiter, FPS games, Halo 2, Halo 2: Anniversary Edition, Master Chief, Microsoft, Xbox 360 games

RUMOUR: Halo 2 Anniversary Edition In Development

Can we expect to see Halo 2 given the anniversary treatment in the same fashion as it's predecessor? Well, a new report would suggest that's very much on the cards.

It makes sense. If you only have about three franchise cash cows that you own, you've got to milk them for all that they're worth.

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