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Gabe Newell speaks out on paid Steam mods - "there is no shortcut to not being evil"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Gabe Newell, Mods, Steam, Valve

Gabe Newell speaks out on paid Steam mods - "there is no shortcut to not being evil"

As paid Steam mods continue to evoke a passionate reaction both for and against, Gabe Newell has finally spoken out to defend the controversial new scheme while confirming that Valve won't be doing any policing or curation themselves... but will it satisfy the 120,000+ gamers who signed a petition against the new program over the weekend?

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Download P.T. now or lose it forever - Konami are taking it off PSN

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Hideo Kojima, Horror games, Konami, P.T., PS4 games

P.T., the interactive demo and teaser for Silent Hills, is generally hailed as one of the most terrifying and atmospheric experiences to hit consoles in years. Don't take our word for it: that's our ex-senior editor cacking himself while playing it in the video above.

It's currently free to download, but not for much longer. Konami will be removing PT from PSN this Wednesday, so if you want to check it out, download it now or lose it forever.

Click here to grab it from the EU PlayStation Store.

Sadly it appears that Silent Hills has been cancelled, too, following the recent spat between Konami and Kojima. We'll bring you all the details so far very soon.

Batman: Arkham Knight leaked trailer looks sensational

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Batman: Arkham Knight, PC games, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

The latest trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight has hit the net, somewhat ignominiously due to a leak rather than an official announcement, but frankly Warner Bros have nothing to worry about seeing as it looks fantastic. Dubbed "All Who Follow You," it gives us a cinematic taste of the city before getting up close and personal for some brutal combat and crazy Batmobile tank battles.

Let us know what you think ahead of its launch in June. If you can't wait to get involved, you can pre-order Batman: Arkham Knight for just £35.57 on PS4 and Xbox One using voucher code APROFFERDAY1&2.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III gets ridiculously fun trailer

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Call Of Duty: Black Ops III, FPS games, PC games, PS4 games, Treyarch, Xbox One Games

Call of Duty: Black Ops III gets ridiculously fun trailer

The brand new gameplay debut trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops III from Treyarch just landed and it's pretty damn awesome if we're honest.

You'll have fun spotting some of the 'influences' from other hit games. So far we can see reminders of the likes of Vanquish, Titanfall, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Binary Domain and wait,,, Haze? We can't wait to get our hands on the game as it looks set to continue in a similar manner to the highly enjoyable Advanced Warfare, despite development reverting back to Treyarch.

We didn't see exo-suits, but enhanced movement like speed thrusts, wall-running and knee slides certainly seem to be in. Along with Deus Ex-style upgrades and robotic enemies and mechs as seen in the likes of Vanquish and Binary Domain. We're certainly not complaining, mash up all these influences and you have the potential for a fantastic shooter. Advanced Warfare was the boot up the arse the series needed and Black Ops III looks like it may speed things up even more. We most certainly approve.

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PS+ May games leaked? Your thoughts?

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BuzzDuraband
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News
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Playstation, Playstation Plus, Rumours

PS+ May games leaked? Your thoughts?

It's that time of the month again, not the announcement of the coming months Instant Game Collection titles (which is due at sometime this week) but more so the rumours. Every month it seems we receive information regarding the upcoming titles on the Playstation Plus Instant Game Collection, and well this month is no different.

Rumours circulating the internet rumoured to originate from the German Playstation Blog state that the following titles are due to hit the PS+ IGC on May 6th:

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First Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 details leak ahead of the Worldwide Reveal

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FantasyDeals
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News
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Call Of Duty, Call Of Duty: Black Ops III, Leak, Treyarch

First Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 details leak ahead of the Worldwide Reveal

A plethora of Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 details have been leaked ahead of tomorrow's Worldwide Reveal. Amongst the leaked Black Ops 3 details, Treyarch's new Zombies narrative gameplay has also been revealed!

First Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 details leak ahead of the Worldwide Reveal

Campaign

A Call of Duty Campaign unlike anything before it.

  • Co-Op Campaign
    Treyarch elevates the Call of Duty social gaming experience by delivering a campaign with the ability to play cooperatively with up to four players online, using same battle-tested network infrastructure and social systems that support the world-class Multiplayer and Zombies game modes.
  • Cinematic Arena-Style Play
    Designed for co-op and re-playability, players encounter all the epic cinematic gameplay moments Call of Duty is known for delivering as well as new open area arena-style gameplay elements designed to allow players to approach the game with a different strategy each time the play.
  • Character Progression
    And now, every player is completely customizable: from weapons and loadouts, to abilities and outfits, all with full progression systems and a personalized armory to show accomplishments, providing a constantly-evolving campaign experience.

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NBA 2K15 free to play this weekend for Xbox live gold members

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oUkTuRkEyIII
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News
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NBA 2K15, Xbox One Games

NBA 2K15 free to play this weekend for Xbox live gold membersTo celebrate the NBA playoffs you can play NBA 2K15 free all weekend on your Xbox One console. The free playtime will end at 00.01 am on Monday morning. You can access the free download on your Xbox One dashboard now.

Thanks to wrigzefc @ HUKD for the heads up.

Are Nintendo giving up on SNES virtual console games?

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Nintendo, SNES, Wii U

Are Nintendo giving up on SNES virtual console games?

Nintendo have one of the most impressive legacy games libraries of any publisher or console manufacturer, but they're also astonishingly bad at letting us buy them. The Wii U virtual console is full of holes and if new reports from a third-party partner are accurate, they may have now completely lost interest in bringing new SNES games to Wii U to focus on other platforms.

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Watch the British forces breach & clear in the new Rainbow Six: Siege trailer

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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FPS, PC games, PS4 games, Rainbow Six: Siege, Xbox One Games

Rainbow Six: Siege is looking tastier every time we see it, and we're growing more cautiously optimistic with each new trailer. As a multinational unit picked from the best of the best, Rainbow Six will allow you to play as operatives from various countries -- and this first trailer showcases the British forces.

Based fairly obviously on the SAS, Brits breach from above and carve a way through target buildings using speed, gas and shock tactics. With luck, this will be a return to form for the long-ignored franchise and for Ubisoft themselves, but naturally we'll have to wait and see.

These Marvel comic franchises deserve the Telltale treatment - new collaboration confirmed

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Marvel, Telltale Games

These Marvel comic franchises deserve the Telltale treatment - new collaboration confirmed

No biggie, but Telltale Games have announced a new partnership with Marvel and a project set to release in 2017.

Considering Telltale's storytelling pedigree and Marvel's outstanding recent adaptations, colour us very excited indeed.

We're a bit worried that they're taking on too much, but in fairness the quality of their recent releases has been superb and the Marvel universe is absolutely full of stories to tell and characters large and small. Frankly a number of Marvel franchises are absolutely crying out for a quality narrative-driven videogame, and here are what we'd consider to be the most deserving.

Daredevil

These Marvel comic franchises deserve the Telltale treatment - new collaboration confirmed

The time is right for The Man Without Fear to make a transmedia comeback. In our opinion the Netflix series was something of a masterstroke for the blind barrister thanks to some stellar casting, brutal action and a stupendous performance from the ridiculously versatile (and newly shaven) Vincent D'Onofrio. With a second season in the pipeline for next year, a well-timed game could really round out the universe and cement Daredevil as a top-tier hero outside of the graphic novels.

More to the point, though, the fact that Matt Murdock is also a lawyer grants huge potential for investigations and courtroom procedural drama too.

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Deus Ex devs call out copycat CoD: Black Ops III

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Call Of Duty: Black Ops III, Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex devs call out copycat CoD: Black Ops III

Black Ops III certainly seems to have a lot in common with Deus Ex in terms of themes and tone. We pointed out the similarities in an article earlier this month, and following the release of yesterday's teaser, Deus Ex: Human Revolution developers have taken a few tongue-in-cheek digs at Treyarch for their obvious inspirations.

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Black Ops III: "Ember" teaser trailer sets the scene

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Call Of Duty: Black Ops III, Game trailers

In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.

Or so the blurb for this latest Black Ops III teaser tells us. Named "Ember," it's an interesting mood piece designed to show us how advancing technology and human augmentation is setting the world up for a major disaster... or just ripping off Deus Ex. Either way, the world reveal is scheduled for 26th April.

Need to catch up with the series? Black Ops II is only £5.69 for the rest of the day!

Amiibo Touch & Play launches on Wii U next week: fun freebie or another money pit?

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Amiibo, Amiibo Touch & Play: Nintendo Classics Highlights

Amiibo Touch & Play launches on Wii U next week: fun freebie or another money pit?

Wii U owners will be able to download Touch & Play: Nintendo Classics Highlights next week, which is one of the most unique pieces of download software we've seen in quite some time. Effectively acting as a free trial hub, it allows Amiibo owners to unlock three minutes of gameplay from a variety of NES and SNES classics, from Super Mario Bros. to A Link To The Past by tapping their figurine against the GamePad.

A fun little package, but should we be getting full games instead of demos? Is this just the beginning of yet another attempt to make us part with even more money to unlock the full versions? Let's take a look at the included titles and try to make some sense of this delightful or dastardly download.

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Play Blackpool Arcade, Indie & Retro expo tickets still available

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Arcade games, Events, Games expos, Gaming merchandise, multiplayer games, Play Blackpool, Retro games

Play Blackpool Arcade, Indie & Retro expo tickets still available

Gaming fans should get themselves up north for the excellent Play Blackpool event running from May 2nd to May 4th. The show is an absolute bonanza for fans of all things retro, indie and arcade.

The show floor will once again be packed with consoles from every generation and fully unlocked classic arcade cabinets (do not insert coin!), featuring a classic selection of games for you to try. The console range is incredible and you're bound to find a few that you never even knew existed. Or maybe you'll finally get to play on something you've had your eye on for a while. Last year, I got to try out Nintendo's ancient Virtual Reality headset, the Virtual Boy which was actually very impressive considering it was in people's houses in 1995.

The range of modern indie games has been expanded this year. In addition to the wide selection of PC titles, there will also be Xbox One and PS4 areas sporting a wide range of titles, especially ones that feature local multiplayer. If you've wanted to try out the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, then this is the place to do it, just like I did last year. Llamasoft have confirmed they'll once again be bringing something for you to play on it and a few other studios are said to be bringing VR games too.

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Mad Max gameplay trailer unleashes the Road Warrior

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Avalanche Studios, Mad Max, Trailers

Mad Max gameplay trailer unleashes the Road Warrior

Today's brand new Mad Max trailer has been well worth the wait as we finally get to see lots of gameplay. As expected, there's a large focus on the vehicular combat, which looks similar to Rage, but with the fun factor turned up to 11. The desert may be all sorts of brown, but it's looking very detailed too.

The extensive trailer also shows off lots of combat features and emphasises that most of the on-foot action will be based around melee fights as ammo is incredibly rare in this post apocalyptic world. Customisation of your Magnum Opus car and Max's gear also gets a look in showing that there's much more depth to the game than we originally imagined.

Fans of the Mad Max movies may be a bit annoyed that the Australian setting seems to have been ditched for the States (are those the remains of the Golden Gate Bridge we see?), but we're presuming this is something the upcoming movie remake has done anyway. That said, Gibson fans (he used to be cool, before he turned into a massive anti-semite) will enjoy brief glimpses of homages to the original movies, like Max eating dog food and a cheeky glimpse of the Thunderdome.

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Here are the PC system requirements Batman: Arkham Knight needs - and deserves

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Batman: Arkham Knight, PC games

Here are the PC system requirements Batman: Arkham Knight needs - and deserves

Batman: Arkham Knight is the videogame we need right now. So we'll hunt it. Because we can find you some sweet discounts.

It's a shame that we have to wait until June, but at least it might give us time to get our rigs ready. Rocksteady have now released the system requirements and it's a bit of a beast.

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Bloodborne patch 1.03 is now live, improves load times

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Bloodborne, PS4 games

Bloodborne patch 1.03 is now live, improves load times

Bloodborne has received a major new patch today that addresses one of the game's few flaws: its massive loading times.

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Total War: Warhammer is officially happening - gaming's worst kept secret breaks cover

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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PC games, Strategy games, Total War: Warhammer

We suspected  that The Creative Assembly were going to launch a Total War crossover with Warhammer ever since SEGA secured the IP several years ago. Then they accidentally leaked it.

Now SEGA have officially announced that Total War: Warhammer is indeed happening and coming to PC, Mac and SteamOS; promising to blend the massive battles and sweeping campaigns of the Total War series with the legendary races, units and characters of the Warhammer franchise.

Why yes, that is Steven Berkoff in the trailer.

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The Elder Scrolls Online PS4 & Xbox One beta starts tomorrow - check your emails

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Beta testing, PS4 games, The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, Xbox One Games

The Elder Scrolls Online PS4 & Xbox One beta starts tomorrow - check your emails

Select PS4 and Xbox One owners will be able to freely download and test The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited tomorrow, so long as you receive an invite from Zenimax Online. Check your inbox!

We've got the official FAQ below, by way of the official site. Here's hoping that the ambitious yet flawed MMO has improved since its incredibly disappointing debut.

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Lord Of Magna: Maiden Heaven is coming to Europe

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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3DS Games, JRPG, Lords Of Magna: Maiden Heaven

Marvelous Europe have announced that they'll be bringing Lord Of Magna: Maiden Heaven to the UK.

This localised JRPG casts players as the proprietor of an inn who discovers a succession of beautiful fairy maidens hidden within magical crystals, casting us on an adventure that is likely to be a little on the romantic side. And feature some light tavern management as a bonus.

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