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Get The Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut Soundtrack For Free

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Matt Gardner
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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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Second Worms Revolution Dev Diary Talks Landscapes, Physics, And Dynamic Water

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Second Worms Revolution Dev Diary Talks Landscapes, Physics, And Dynamic Water

The second in Team 17's series of dev diaries for Worms Revolution sees programmer Ian Lindsey talk about 3D landscapes, new physics objects being implemented in the upcoming game, and dynamic water effects.

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Marvel vs. Capcom Origins Announced

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Matt Gardner
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Marvel vs. Capcom Origins Announced

Capcom have announced a mashup reboot of two of their classic arcade fighters, with Marvel vs. Capcom Origins bringing back both the 1-on-1, Infinity Gem-based gameplay of Marvel Super Heroes, and the tag team fury of Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes.

There are a host of new features including 8-player lobbies, a spectator mode, HD visuals, dynamic challenges,a nd also the ability to save replays.

Coming this September, Marvel vs. Capcom Origins will be available for download on XBLA for 1200 Microsoft Points, and on PSN for $14.99/€14.99/£11.99/AUD23.95.

Check out the announcement trailer and some more screenshots after the jump...

Valhalla Looking To Digital Devices And Transmedia For Devil's Third

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Action Games, Devil's Third, Digital, Satoshi Kanematsu, THQ, Tomonobu Itagaki, Transmedia, Valhalla Studios

Valhalla Looking To Digital Devices And Transmedia For Devil's Third

Valhalla Studios have released a statement stating their intention to bring Devil's Third - which was dropped by THQ, and the rights returned to Itagaki and Valhalla - to digital platforms, announcing that the company will be looking beyond the games industry as well to create a "blockbuster franchise".

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UFC's Georges St-Pierre Showcases Sleeping Dogs Combat

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UFC's Georges St-Pierre Showcases Sleeping Dogs Combat

UFC legend Georges St-Pierre walks us through the latest Sleeping Dogs trailer from Uited Front Games, in a slickly edited video that shows how some of GSP's extensive combat knowledge has filtered through into the combat featured in The Game Formerly Known As True Crime Hong Kong.

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DICE: We're Going To Start Seeing FPS Genre Move Away From Modern Setting

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Battlefield 3, DICE, First person shooter, FPS games, Karl Magnus Troedsson

DICE: We're Going To Start Seeing FPS Genre Move Away From Modern Setting

DICE GM Karl Magnus Troedsson has suggested that it won't be long before we start seeing the trend in the FPS genre move on from the modern setting to a "near future" setting, but notes that developers must do more than simply implement thematic change to innovate, suggesting that many franchises don't take technical evolution seriously enough.

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Daily Bite: Those Poor Knees

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Knees be warned!...Bows are in vogue right now.

Daily Bite: Those Poor Knees

Thanks, Jim.

Say Hello To Polyphemus In The New God of War: Ascension Trailer

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Say Hello To Polyphemus In The New God of War: Ascension Trailer

In Greek mythology, Polyphemus was an unfortunate cyclops who got on the wrong side of Odysseus, was deceived by the intrepid adventurer, and got a poker in the eye for his trouble. In God of War: Ascension, he's an enormous Titan who you get to beat upon with seven of your mates.

Here's the official blurb:

Known as the gigantic one-eyed son of Poseidon, the Titan cyclops Polyphemus is a brutal “boss” on our desert multiplayer map. He will literally crush you and your foes, countless times, until you earn enough favour from the Gods to be granted the Spear of Olympus – the only known weapon that can destroy Polyphemus.

There's a video of the beast after the jump...

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Release Date Nudged Forward

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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Release Date Nudged Forward

The release date for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron has been nudged forward to a little bit earlier in August.

The game will now drop in Europe on August 24th, hitting US shelves on August 21st, for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

Check out the latest trailer (featuring Metroplex!!) right here.

PSA: SimCity Social Emerges From Beta

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PSA: SimCity Social Emerges From Beta

EA have announced that Facebook title SimCity Social has emerged from beta and released properly. You can get involved with some social urban expansion here before the full SimCity reboot arrives next year.

FFVII PC Re-Release Coming "This Year"

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FFVII PC Re-Release Coming "This Year"

A quick little update, Square Enix have changed the "soon" proclamation of the impending PC re-release of Final Fantasy VII to "this year".

We announced yesterday that the PC re-release would be updated with better save functionality, stat boosting, and achievements.

Christmas is going to be frickin' awesome!

REPORT: New Super-Slim PS3 On The Way?

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REPORT: New Super-Slim PS3 On The Way?

An FCC filing has possibly outed plans for a new super-slim PS3.

Spotted by Pocket News, test documents reveal SCE's plans for a new model, branded CECH-4001x (the current slimline models are coded CECH-3000), with the unknown letter at the end denoting flexibility for varying hard drive specifications.

Eurogamer have reported that they've heard the plans are in place for a new super-slim PS3, which is set to be unveiled next month at Gamescom.

 

Codemasters Co-Founder: "Dinosaur" Games Consoles "Heading For Extinction"

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Codemasters Co-Founder: "Dinosaur" Games Consoles "Heading For Extinction"

David Darling, Codemasters' co-founder and Kwalee CEO, has pointed towards the relationship between console platform holders and retailers, saying that a reliance on traditional retail partnerships will lead to console extinction in the face of far more flexible business structures from Apple and Google that actually serve consumer needs.

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Yager: "People Are Still Interested In Fresh Concepts"

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Yager: "People Are Still Interested In Fresh Concepts"

Yager Development's managing director, Timo Ullman, has spoken briefly about the current console cycle, explaining that he feels there's still a market for fresh, new ideas, and for approaching well worn genres from different perspectives.

He should know a thing or two about that, having recently shipped Spec Ops: The Line - a military third person shooter that actually manages to distinguish itself from the rest of its run-of-the-mill peers.

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New Fall of Cybertron Trailer Introduces Metroplex

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New Fall of Cybertron Trailer Introduces Metroplex

Grimlock Snacks On A Decepticon Too

High Moon's mechanical opus is looking absolutely cracking if you're a fan of massive tranforming robots (Who isn't?!), and the latest trailer introduces a Transformer who's actually a massive walking city - Metroplex.

There are also plenty of Dinobots munching on those pesky Decepticons, and Optimus gets his sword out and rips some foes apart.

I need to sit down after that.

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Blizzard: Engaging End-Game For Diablo III "Not There Right Now"

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Blizzard: Engaging End-Game For Diablo III "Not There Right Now"

Blizzard have admitted that there's currently not enough content in Diablo III to provide a "long-term sustainable end-game", suggesting that it had been thought items hunts would have provided that engaging content, but that this has proven to not really be sufficient.

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RUMOUR: GRID 2 In Development

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RUMOUR: GRID 2 In Development

Eagle-eyed bods over at CVG have spotted that the rumours page in the latest issue of OXM UK contains a couple of lines pointing towards the possibility of a new GRID game from Codemasters.

"The GRID team at Codemasters is actively working on GRID 2," reads the slightly undernourished rumour. "It's likely to arrive after the release of F1 2012."

With F1 2012 likely to be arriving this September, it's not unfeasible that there'll be an announcement or two in the next few weeks should the rumour prove true.