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Battlefield Hardline kicks off Battlefest events with double XP this weekend

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Jonathan Lester
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Battlefield: Hardline, FPS, PC games, PS3 games, PS4 games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Battlefield Hardline kicks off Battlefest events with double XP this weekend

Battlefield Hardline is about to kick off a month of in-game festivities known as Battlefest, starting with a double XP weekend! We've got the full schedule below, and make sure to mug up on our Battlefield: Hardline Multiplayer Tips guide to make the most of the opportunity!

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The new Vita firmware update giveth and taketh away

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Firmware update 3.50, Playstation Vita

The new Vita firmware update giveth and taketh away

A brand new PlayStation Vita firmware version is ready to download today, which ties in with the PS4's major new 'Yukimura' update. Once again it's a fickle beast, adding some new features and functionality while removing others.

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Games in the classroom: Minecraft will be given to all Northern Ireland secondary schools

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Microsoft, Minecraft, Mojang

Games in the classroom: Minecraft will be given to all Northern Ireland secondary schools

There's no denying that Minecraft is one of the most important -- very likely the most important -- games of the last decade. A hit with gamers young and old, it encourages creativity, collaboration and creation in ways that few videogames have ever managed to accomplish.

It also has major potential for edutainment, which Microsoft and the government of Northern Ireland have finally managed to tap into in a brave new initiative. Minecraft is to be made available to every post-primary school in Northern Ireland as part of a ground-breaking project devised by CultureTECH, Northern Ireland’s innovation festival, with funding from the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure.

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PS4 system update 2.50 launches tomorrow in Europe - here's what to expect from 'Yukimura'

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Firmware updates, PS4

PS4 system update 2.50 launches tomorrow in Europe - here's what to expect from 'Yukimura'

Sony have announced that the next major PS4 system updated -- codenamed Yukimura -- will deploy tomorrow across Europe.

Its a big one.

Yukimura contains a huge number of highly-anticipated features that should streamline and improve the user experience, crowned by the debut Suspend/Resume functionality that lets you pick up where you left off and multitask with ease. Here's what to expect once you download and install the update.

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Dude, check out the new COD: Advanced Warfare Ascendance trailer bro

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, DLC, trailer, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Whoa, dude. Get your first look at Ascendance, the second Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare map pack in its debut trailer.

Brotastic bronanigans aside, Ascendance looks like a ton of fun ahead of its March 31st launch on Xbox Live. Details below.

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Leak: Splatoon & Yoshi's Woolly World might launch sooner than you think

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Leaks, Splatoon, Wii U games, Yoshi's Woolly World

Leak: Splatoon & Yoshi's Woolly World might launch sooner than you think

According to a potential new leak, we might be playing Splatoon and Yoshi's Woolly World sooner than expected.

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Playboy Playmates take on Splatoon in new trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Splatoon, trailer, Wii U games

So that just happened. In fairness, it's an informative video that contains plenty of new info about Splatoon, which is looking more impressive every time we see it.

You can still pre-order Splatoon on Wii U for £25 if you're interested, or perhaps if the new trailer has piqued your interest!

UK Police calls for 'Adult Only' videogame age ratings - but do we need it?

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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UK retail

UK Police calls for 'Adult Only' videogame age ratings - but do we need it?

Northamptonshire police and crime commissioner Adam Simmonds has recommended that the videogame industry should force videogames with violent, explicit or disturbing content to display a US-style 'Adult Only' age rating.

Or face a ban.

Draconian killjoy or useful protective measure? Let's break it down.

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Bathroom Simulator is a crappy Kickstarter, literally

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Bathroom Simulator, Kickstarter, PC games

"Have you ever wanted to pick up your poop and throw it at the wall?"

It's one of those immortal questions, and if you answered yes, Bathroom Simulator will be right up your street.

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Twitch 'Hacked' - Time to change your passwords!

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Gooner
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News
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Hacked, Twitch

Twitch 'Hacked' - Time to change your passwords!

 

Twitch has warned of “possible unauthorised access” to some user account information on the live-stream gaming networks.

Emails to those potentially affected that their password, email address, user name, home address, phone number and date of birth may have been accessed. Twitch cancelled the password of those who received the email, noting the passwords are encrypted but still could have been accessed.

 

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Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition will have 5 playable characters, new mode & extra content

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Jonathan Lester
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Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition, PC games, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition will have 5 playable characters, new mode & extra content

Yet another remaster is making the news today, but this time it's doing something right. Devil May Cry IV: Special Edition promises to add more than just graphical grunt to the game, instead promising three new fan-favourite playable characters with unique abilities and progression, and is releasing as a budget download to boot.

Take notes, God Of War III HD.

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Batman: Arkham Knight delayed again, but here's a new trailer

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Brendan Griffiths
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Batman: Arkham Knight, PC games, PS4 games, Rocksteady Studios, trailer, Xbox One Games

Batman: Arkham Knight delayed again, but here's a new trailer

Batman: Arkham Knight has suffered yet another delay. Instead of releasing June 6th, you'll now have to wait until June 23rd. It's not the longest of delays (Uncharted 4 has hurt us the most in recent weeks) and we're glad that Rocksteady is waiting until they decide the game is ready if we're honest.

Arkham Knight is looking fantastic so far and Warner Bros has released a new trailer called 'Officer Down' to ensure our appetite doesn't diminish while we wait. Enjoy the video below to see a fresh seven minutes of gameplay. After that, take a look at our hot pre-order offers, where you can reserve a PS4 or XO copy from as little as £37.99.

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Batman: Arkham Asylum & Arkham City will get the PS4/Xbox One remaster treatment | Report

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Jonathan Lester
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Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, PS4 games, Rumours, Xbox One Games

Batman: Arkham Asylum & Arkham City will get the PS4/Xbox One remaster treatment | Report

According to a new report, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City are being remastered for PS4 and Xbox One, where they'll release as a single compilation.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3D digital version is too big for the New 3DS - unless you upgrade your MicroSD card

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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New 3DS games, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D digital version is too big for the New 3DS - unless you upgrade your MicroSD card

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will be the first game that takes full advantage of the New 3DS' enhanced processor. As a port of the best JRPG of recent years, it plans to cram an enormous open world, great combat and memorable characters all onto a handheld.

Which means that the digital version is going to be seriously fat. Too fat, in fact, for the standard New 3DS SD card bundled with the console!

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"Hunt The Truth" - mysterious new Halo 5 site opens

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Halo 5: Guardians, Xbox One Games

"Hunt The Truth" - mysterious new Halo 5 site opens

Halo fans have been encouraged to "hunt the truth" by a mysterious new blog that will go behind the story of the Master Chief, told from the perspective of a future war correspondent.

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Is Kojima leaving Konami? The evidence is mounting

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Is Kojima leaving Konami? The evidence is mounting

After years of working on the Metal Gear franchise, a huge amount of circumstantial evidence suggests that Hideo Kojima will be leaving Konami this year and that Kojima Productions will be absorbed into Konami Digital Entertainment.

Here's what we know so far.

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UK retailer lists God Of War 4 for December 2015 - could Kratos plug the Uncharted 4 gap?

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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God Of War 4, PS4 games, Rumour

UK retailer lists God Of War 4 for December 2015 - could Kratos plug the Uncharted 4 gap?

It's probably nothing. It's almost certainly nothing.

But what if it isn't?

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Blood Bowl II gameplay trailer hits the field. Hard.

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Blood Bowl II, Games Workshop, PC games, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

Heads up, meatbags! We finally have a gameplay video for Cyanide Studio's Blood bowl 2, which is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One soon. The video shows an Orc team defending their lines against the human-led, Reikland Raiders. We say humans, but they seem to have recruited an Ogre too!

Blood Bowl 2 is a much more tactical sports game, with a turn-based style that oddly suits the NFL-inspired sport, which is very stop/start in nature too. So expect to see some on-screen dice rolling to determine outcomes of plays. On the plus side, you'll get the option to re-roll sometimes when your fat-handed orc fumbles it.

With NFL becoming more and more popular outside of the USA, we're looking forwards to this one, especially seeing as it swaps out the mind-boggling data pile of stats and try-hard tattoos for spikes, vicious violence and all our favourite Games Workshop Warhammer races like orcs, dark elves, dwarves, chaos, skaven and more. Blood Bowl II is the first time the series has come to consoles in a long-time too, which should widen up the player-base more than ever.

We've got our fingers crossed for this one.

Want to know more? Well, we have a Blood Bowl II preview and an interview for you. There's also a tonne of information on the game's official website.

Ultra-rare 20th Anniversary PS4 traded into CEX

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Jonathan Lester
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PS4, PS4 20th Anniversary Edition console

Ultra-rare 20th Anniversary PS4 traded into CEX

There are only 12,300 20th Anniversary Edition PS4 consoles in the world, which were assigned via lottery and a mystery London pop-up shop.

They're rare as gold dust. They're highly prized. And one of them is now in CEX Fulham.

It's likely that whoever traded in the PSOne-themed console, which comes with grey detailing and a special edition DualShock 4 and Camera, probably could have made a bit more than the £750 CEX are currently offering for the Anniversary Edition. And then, assuming that this price wasn't set after the manager pressed a crisp twenty into their hands and walked away giggling. Thanks Geekspective!

Battlefield: Hardline suffering installation issues on PS4

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Battlefield: Hardline, EA, FPS games, PS4 games, Visceral Games

Battlefield: Hardline suffering installation issues on PS4

Gamers who have purchased the digital version of Battlefield: Hardline on PS4 are reporting issues for the game's installation in-game. Once the game has downloaded from the store and the latest software patch has been installed, gamers are able to start the game as per normal. Once games are downloaded from PSN, they install automatically on the main menu usually.

However, that's not the end of the installation for Battlefield: Hardline. My own experience so far with a digital copy has been matched with multiple reports appearing online right now. On the game's main menu, they are seeing a screen like the one below. Multiplayer does not appear yet and only Episodes are selectable. Diving in, I found I was able to play the brief prologue level before being kicked back to the menu as the rest of the game has yet to be 'installed'.

Battlefield: Hardline suffering installation issues on PS4

It's odd that an install is taking place in game and there doesn't seem to be anything else downloading, not on the PS4's download list anyway. After staring at the screen for a few minutes and not seeing the % go up at all, I decided to leave it be and come back in 30 minutes. An hour later and it had only gone up an additional 3%. 

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