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ArmA III Vid Takes A Look At Infantry Combat

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Matt Gardner
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News
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ArmA III, Bohemia Interactive, FPS games, ShackTactical, Videos

ArmA III has gotten itself a bunch of tutorial vids courtesy of a collaboration between developers Bohemia Interactive and community group ShackTactical. In this one, the latter's Dslyecxi walks players through a guide to the basics of not getting yourself killed in infantry combat, as well as taking in four core considerations: awareness, positioning, engaging the enemy, and the practicals of effective shooting.

The game is currently in its alpha stage and is set for a full release later this year.

BioShock Infinite Dev Diary: Creating Elizabeth

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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2K Games, Bioshock Infinite, Dev Diary, Irrational Games, PC games, trailer

BioShock Infinite Dev Diary: Creating Elizabeth

'The Women Who Brought Her To Life'

The latest BioShock Infinite video explains how four women brought Elizabeth to life as a human character, from voice acting to motion capture, level design and facial animation. It's an interesting eleventh hour look behind the scenes, since the hotly anticipated shooter is out next week.

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Aliens: Colonial Marines Gets Another Console Patch

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Aliens: Colonial Marines, Gearbox, Patch, PS3 games, Sega, Xbox 360 games

Aliens: Colonial Marines Gets Another Console Patch

Hopeless botch job Aliens: Colonial Marines has received another major patch on PS3 and Xbox 360, which promises to "better protect save data," fix "some" of the erratic Alien animations and generally polish the turd a little bit more.

If you're interested, patch notes are after the break (courtesy of a Gearbox community update).

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Garriott Offends Industry, Explains 'Most Game Designers Really Suck' Comment

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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#iamthebestdesignerever, Lord British, Richard Garriott, Shroud Of The Avatar

Garriott Offends Industry, Explains 'Most Game Designers Really Suck' Comment

Ultima creator Richard "Lord British" Garriott ruffled more than a few feathers when he announced that "most game designers just really suck" earlier this week, and that he rarely meets someone who "is close to as good a game designer" as he is. However, he's since expanded on this somewhat inflammatory comment.

We've chronicled the whole thing below.

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Minecraft X360 Update 9 Trailer Unleashes The Enderdragon

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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4J Studios, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, Mojang, trailer, Update

4J Studios (and the inestimable Hat Films) have released a new trailer showing off the latest Minecraft 360 title update. The latest patch will add The End, a nightmarish plane ruled over by the seriously aggravating Enderdragon, just as soon as 4J have ironed out the last few kinks. Expect some extra goodies like climbable vines and a retooled tutorial too.

Mighty Switch Force 2 Officially Revealed For 3DS

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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3DS eShop, 3DS Games, Mighty Switch Force 2, Platformer, WayForward

Mighty Switch Force 2 Officially Revealed For 3DS

2D sidescrolling masters WayForward have formally revealed Mighty Switch Force 2, a sequel to the excellent 3DS and Wii U platformer. Now that Patricia Wagon has left the police for the fire service, players will have to get their head around using water jets to advantage while they mess with dimensions.

Details and screens after the break.

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Star Trek Dev Diary Has Gorn Crazy

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Dev Diary, Digital Extremes, PS3 games, Star Trek: The Video Game, Xbox 360 games

Star Trek Dev Diary Has Gorn Crazy

The latest 'making the game' video for Star Trek: The Videogame shows how the Gorn evolved from an extra in an unconvincing plastic suit to an militaristic race bent on utter domination. You'll get to see plenty of gameplay footage, several of the Gorn castes (read, enemy varieties) and some more of Pegg's forced Scottish accent. The film tie-in releases next month, and we've got more details in our Star Trek hands-on preview.

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Battlefield 4 Teaser Site Is Hot & Steamy

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Battlefield 4, DICE, EA, Tease

Battlefield 4 Teaser Site Is Hot & Steamy

A brand new teaser site for Battlefield 4 is as steamy as that scene from Titanic. No, not the bit with the iceberg, that car scene... look, it's a steamed-up window, okay? Once you're bored of wiping the virtual glass (and logged in for a unique Battlefield 3 dog tag), you can check back on the 27th for the promised gameplay trailer.

Apparently the 'Battlefield 4 art' will be unlocked when enough players log in, but I'll save you the trouble. See that picture above? Yeah. There it is.

White Knight Chronicles Servers Shut Down In June

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PS3 games, RPG, Server cull, server shutdown, White Knight chronicles

White Knight Chronicles Servers Shut Down In June

If you still play White Knight Chronicles online (or have been putting off getting the last few trophies), your days are numbered. Sony confirms that servers will shut down on June 18th for both games, leaving this MMO-lite without a multiplayer component.

Brendan described White Knight Chronicles as "a friendly way to get into MMORPG style gameplay on/offline" in our ancient review.

Former S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Devs Release Humans Must Answer Demo

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Humans Must Answer, Indie Games, Kickstarter, SHMUP

Fowl Shooter Needs Kickstarter Support

Ex-STALKER developers Denis Matveenko and Eugeny Yatsuk recently Kickstarted a sidescrolling SHMUP starring vengeful chickens, and have yet to receive even a quarter of their modest £5000 target. They've now put out a demo, so you can try before you pledge. Clucking marvellous.

You can download the demo on Kickstarter, and the campaign has 21 days to go. It's not often that you get to play a game before backing it, so this might be worth at least a quick trial.

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The Unfinished Swan Devs Tease Next Game

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Edith Finch, Giant Sparrow, Indie Games, The Unfinished Swan

The Unfinished Swan Devs Tease Next Game

Having claimed a BAFTA for The Unfinished Swan, Giant Sparrow have teased their next game, codenamed Edith Finch.

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Wii U Screenshots Show Off GamePad Features

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut, Square Enix, Straight Right, Wii U games

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Wii U Screenshots Show Off GamePad Features

We recently learned that the Wii U will receive a Director's Cut version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, which promises a raft of new features, overhauled bosses, "striking visual improvements," developer commentary and more. However, Square Enix have released some new screenshots showing some of the new GamePad functionality, including an interactive map, hacking interface and social information during dialogue.

Developer Straight Right describes Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut as the "ultimate version." You can read more details here.

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Gaming Tax Breaks Delayed In Today's Budget

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Tax Breaks, UK

Gaming Tax Breaks Delayed In Today's Budget

I daresay that many of you have been following today's budget with considerable interest, but seeing as we're a gaming site, we'll ignore the wider discussion in order to focus on the ramifications for the UK games industry. Notably: that the long-promised tax breaks have been delayed yet again, but an extra £10 million will be invested into the creative entertainment sector.

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Tomb Raider DLC Will Be Multiplayer-Centric

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Crystal Dynamics, DLC, multiplayer, Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider DLC Will Be Multiplayer-Centric

Just a quickie: Crystal Dynamics claim that upcoming Tomb Raider DLC will only be used to flesh out the multiplayer modes rather than the singleplayer campaign. "There are currently no plans in place for any single player expansions,"brand manager Karl Stewart wrote in a Reddit AMA. "All of our DLC is based around the multiplayer experience for now." [via Videogamer]

Matt praised Tomb Raider to the rafters in our 9/10 review, but with certain sections of the map mysteriously blank, many of us expected a few more tombs to raid.

Double Fine's Dropchord Gets First Trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Double Fine, Dropchord, Leap, Motion Control, PC games

Double Fine's Dropchord Gets First Trailer

Trippy Music Game Designed For Leap Camera

Double Fine have unleashed the first footage of Dropchord, a game created specifically for the hyper-accurate Leap motion control camera peripheral. It's largely inexplicable (we posit that you'll use both hands to control a bar linked by two points on a circular gameplay grid), but since it's being developed by team behind Double Fine Happy Action Theater, it's probably going to be a psychadelic good time.

The Leap is set to launch in May for PC, so it's likely that Dropchord will emerge shortly thereafter.

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BattleBlock Theater Finally Dated For XBLA

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Party games, The Behemoth, XBLA games

Following nearly two years of delays and confusion, The Behemoth (Castle Crashers) have confirmed BattleBlock Theater for an April 3rd release date on XBLA. This multiplayer party brawler will set you back 1200 Microsoft Points, and is certainly colourful and personable enough to grab our interest. Here's hoping it's worth the wait.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Will Improve Boss Battles

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut, Square Enix, Straight Right, Wii U games

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut Will Improve Boss Battles

Wii U Version Gets New Game+, Commentaries & More

After Amazon spilled the beans yesterday, Square Enix have finally confirmed that the Wii U will receive a Director's Cut of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Apparently the port is being handled by Straight Right, who plan to deliver the "ultimate version" of the game on any platform.

And, better yet,  overhaul those awful bosses.

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What Is WildStar? Learn All About It In This New Trailer

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Carbine Studios, MMORPGs, NCsoft, PC games, Trailers, WildStar
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What Is WildStar? Learn All About It In This New Trailer

“Things Are About To Get #%$@!ing Real”

Ahead of their appearance at PAX East this weekend, Carbine Studios have released a new trailer for its upcoming MMORPG WildStar. Acting as a 101 video of sorts, it goes through all of the confirmed aspects of the game, from classes to player paths, from warplots to housing, showing them all in action on the planet Nexus. We heartily recommend you hit the jump and give it a view.

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Massive Square Enix PC Sale Is A 75% Bargain Bonanza

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PC games, Square Enix

Massive Square Enix PC Sale Is A 75% Bargain Bonanza

Get Hitman: Absolution For A Fiver

Not to be outdone by Origin, Square have decided to discount pretty much everything on their online store by 75%. Which is great news for everyone, apart from the chump who has to round it all up. Oh.

Never mind, because there are some big savings to be had here. Hitman: Absolution is probably the belle of the bargain ball at less than a fiver, while Sleeping Dogs, Final Fantasy VII, Deus Ex GOTY, Just Cause 2, Quantum Conundrum and dozens of older titles are also on offer. Check out the whole shebang after the break, complete with links and prices.

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Carmageddon: Reincarnation Gets Massive Cash Injection

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Bullfrog, Les Edgar, Next-gen, PC games, PS4 games, Stainless Games

Carmageddon: Reincarnation Gets Massive Cash Injection

Accelerates Towards Next-Gen Consoles

Stainless Games secured $625,000 for Carmageddon: Reincarnation during last year's Kickstarter campaign, but Bullfrog founder Les Edgar has now chipped in a whopping $3.5 million nitro injection into the war chest.

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