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Criterion wants BurnOut Paradise to be Xbox One backwards-compatible

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Backwards Compatibility, Criterion Games, EA, Xbox One

Criterion wants BurnOut Paradise to be Xbox One backwards-compatible

We're of the opinion that BurnOut Paradise is one of the best racing games of the last generation -- perhaps even the best -- and a high point for the genre in general. It's madcap racing and enormous enjoyable open world was a revelation and few games have managed to match its raucous fun factor.

Thankfully it looks like this automotive classic will be getting a new lease of life.

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Eyepopping shooter Myriad confirmed for PS4 & Vita

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Myriad, PS Vita games, PS4 games

Eyepopping shooter Myriad confirmed for PS4 & Vita

Myriad absolutely blew my mind when I previewed it last year. I described it as "the most drool-inducingly gorgeous videogame I've seen in quite some time," before waxing lyrical about its unique gameplay that lets you create beautiful deadly works of art while you play.

Now we're delighted to report that Myriad is coming to PS4 and PS Vita, where it's set to drop jaws.

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Ubisoft have changed their ways after the Watch Dogs downgrade backlash

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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E3 2015, Ubisoft, Watch Dogs

Ubisoft have changed their ways after the Watch Dogs downgrade backlash

After a pedantic yet righteous portion of the internet thumped Ubisoft for "downgrading" Watch Dogs between its E3 2012 showing and 2014 launch, Ubisoft have decided to shoot straight when it comes to gameplay footage.

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Batman tops the UK games charts again

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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UK Games Charts

Batman tops the UK games charts again

UK gamers have spoken, or consumed to be more accurate, and the numbers are in. Batman: Arkham Knight is once again sitting pretty at the top of the charts, followed predictably by LEGO Jurassic World, The Elder Scrolls Online and The Witcher 3.

Personally, though, we're most impressed by Yoshi's Woolly World that's hanging on in sixth place. We rarely see Wii U exclusives in the chart, especially for less-hyped games like this playful masterpiece.

Anyway, check out the charts below with links to our revent reviews where possible. Remember that PC downloads don't factor in.

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Telltale Games adds direction to Minecraft: Story Mode

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BuzzDuraband
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News
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Android, iOS, Mac games, Minecraft: Story Mode, Mojang, PC, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Telltale Games, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Telltale Games adds direction to Minecraft: Story Mode

Let's do some name dropping. Telltale Games and Mojang alone should be enough to guarantee success with a video game shouldn't they? I mean after all Mojang have created possibly the most successful sandbox game of all time, and well Telltale Games just seem to turn anything they touch into a sure fire winner.

We now need to add the names Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Ashley Johnson, Scott Porter, Martha Plimpton, Dave Fennoy, Corey Feldman, Billy West, and Paul Reubens into this gaming equation (heads beginning to blow yet?) and we have the full creative team and the cast for the Minecon 2015 announced Minecraft: Story Mode.

Check out the Minecraft: Story Mode Minecon 2015 trailer below...

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Shenmue 3 will get a physical copy after all, but only if you back it at $60

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Shenmue 3

Shenmue 3 will get a physical copy after all, but only if you back it at

The Shenmue 3 Kickstarter campaign has less than two weeks to go, so naturally the stretch goals are coming thick and fast.

Most of them are deeply silly, but Ys Net have also finally acquiesced to one of the biggest demands of the rabid fanbase: physical copies.

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Playstation Network is down, Sony are investigating

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BuzzDuraband
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News
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Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Playstation Store, PSN, Sony

Playstation Network is down, Sony are investigating

[UPDATE] 22:00: PSN is now showing as 'All Services are up and running'

It seems to be a growing trend does this situation, whenever there is a public holiday in the US we can always expect the Playstation Network to also take one. Unfortunately the Playstation Network is currently down with all services apart from 'PlayStation®Vue' showing a red light status.

Sony have responded to the issue with a Tweet letting us all know that they are aware of the situation and are investigating it.

As it's Friday night and the PSN is down you may as well take to Twitter with the rest of the angry mob and share your own personal feelings, or you could tell us below in a more calmer fashion. Your choice.

Is this the legendary Nintendo PlayStation prototype?

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Nintendo, Sony

Is this the legendary Nintendo PlayStation prototype?

You might not know this, but Nintendo actually hired Sony to create a new console and CD-based storage solution for them many years ago... before Ninty stabbed them in the back and partnered with Phillips at the eleventh hour. Sony then took their ideas and turned it into the original PlayStation, but there must have been some prototypes knocking around back when the two companies were working together.

Apparently one of these prototypes has now been found.

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Horizon: Zero Dawn gets an in-depth narrated trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Horizon: Zero Dawn, PS4 games

Horizon: Zero Dawn gets an in-depth narrated trailer

Horizon: Zero Dawn was one of the biggest highlights of Sony's E3 2015 press conference, seeing as it looks utterly incredible. And stars massive robot dinosaurs.

Guerilla Games have now released a new version of the trailer with commentary from the team, breaking it down to reveal more details and gameplay features. Check it out below!

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Here's your free Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate DLC for July

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Freebies, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate received a perfect score and graced our Best Wii U & 3DS Games Of 2015 So Far list, but it keeps improving month on month with completely free content. Here's what to expect in July!

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Broforce adds Broveheart, Broketeer and hot manly flexing in the freedom update

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Broforce, PC games

Broforce adds Broveheart, Broketeer and hot manly flexing in the freedom update

Broforce continues its stint as most BROdacious BROooperative BRoly Braccess (no, that didn't quite work) game on Steam. See, this sensational run & gunner is already brilliant and keeps getting better.

The new update adds two new legally-distinct characters, the claymore-wielding Bro Heart and ground-pounding Broketeer, alongside new game features and the ability to flex your manly muscles in-game. Just to sweeten the deal, there's a Steam discount too.

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The Xbox Live Ultimate Games Sale starts next week

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Microsoft has announced that their annual Xbox Live Ultimate Games Sale will start next Tuesday, July 7th. It's usually a seriously impressive promotion and naturally we can't wait to see what's included.

Major Nelson posted a sneak peek yesterday (thanks to dipsylalapo @ HUKD for spotting it!) that shows us some of the games that will be taking part. Make sure to check out our Xbox Live account deals guide: cheap Xbox Live Gold & Xbox Live Gift Cards to top up your Xbox Live Credit for less in advance!

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PS4 firmware 2.55 update now live

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Firmware Update, PS4, PS4 games, Sony

PS4 firmware 2.55 update now live

Firmware updates can often bring exciting new features, much needed tweaks, or maybe something we can't really see at all. But what about firmware update 2.55, which recently went live, requiring a 233 MB download?

Click here to see what's in the update.

Ubisoft "server issue" blocking access to online features

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Ubisoft, Uplay

Ubisoft "server issue" blocking access to online features

If you're having trouble with Uplay games today, it's likely due to an ongoing problem with Ubisoft's servers.

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Star Wars Battlefront alpha leak reveals new weapons, vehicles & gameplay

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BuzzDuraband
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News
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EA, Star Wars: Battlefront, Youtube

Star Wars Battlefront alpha leak reveals new weapons, vehicles & gameplay

We're getting quicker as a species. The Alpha for Star Wars Battlefront hasn't even started yet, it was officially due to be launched today by Electronic Arts yet early adopters of the game have managed to start poking around the files of the game to identify certain contents available within Star Wars Battlefront.

Uninterested by Battlefront alpha's no-streaming, no recording rules a five minute gameplay video has managed to make its way onto YouTube as shown after the page break...

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Watch 15 minutes of Uncharted 4 in the extended E3 demo

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PS4 games, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Watch 15 minutes of Uncharted 4 in the extended E3 demo

Sony has released a massive Uncharted 4 demo that shows off fifteen minutes of gameplay. You'll meet Nathan's brother, Sam, while ogling the visuals and checking out more of the new driving mechanics.

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Batman: Arkham Knight - are Warner Bros. the real Dark Knights?

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BuzzDuraband
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News
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Batman: Arkham Knight, PC games, Steam, Warner Bros

Batman: Arkham Knight - are Warner Bros. the real Dark Knights?

June 23rd was the day gamers around the world had anticipated, Xbox One, PS4 and even for those pesky highly specced PC owners June 23rd was the day the Rocksteady Studios trilogy finally came to completion as the remaining Arkham title from the series was released to us all in the form of Arkham Knight.

The happiness didn't last very long unfortunately for those PC gamers with report after report starting to roll in with users claiming to be experiencing serious performance issues, low texture qualities and horrendous glitches. Only two days after release Batman: Arkham Knight was pulled from shelves and removed from Steam by Warner Bros. with them stating it was purely "while we work to address these issues to satisfy our quality standards."

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PlayStation Plus free games for July finally announced

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Playstation Plus, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games

PlayStation Plus free games for July finally announced

Sony has finally announced the PS4, PS3 and Vita games that PlayStation Plus owners will be able to download next week.

It's an interesting mix of genres, new titles and crossplay games, most of which we can vouch for personally. Hit up our PlayStation + cheap deals guide if you need to then check it all the action below.

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Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Editions are going back on sale... first come first served

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Fallout 4, PC games, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Editions are going back on sale... first come first served

Don't panic. Breathe. Relax. Just get ready to make a note in your diary and prepare to trample all comers underfoot in a mad crazy stampede.

Or, you know, order online.

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