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Braben Reveals Video & Concept Art For Elite: Dangerous

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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David Braben, Elite: Dangerous, Frontier Developments, Kickstarter, Splinter Cell

David Braben recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for Elite: Dangerous, a full sequel to the legendary space sim. However, the lack of any assets or video made it a bit of a hard sell for many potential backers. To put things mildly.

Thankfully, Frontier Developments have seen fit to rectify this slow start with a new video (presented by Braben himself) and several pieces of concept art. The team plans to raise $1,250,000 over the next two months - so now it's time to start getting excited.

Most of the concept art is included in the video, and you can see the rest on the Kickstarter UK page.

Star Citizen’s Crowd Funding Effort Breaks $3 Million

Author:
Carl Phillips
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News
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Cloud Imperium, Crowd Funding, Kickstarter, PC games, Referrals, Space Combat Sims, Squadron 42, Star Citizen

Star Citizen’s Crowd Funding Effort Breaks  Million

Referral Program Added In For The Final Push

It appears the Space Sim fans can’t stop giving, as Star Citizen has now surpassed the $3 Million mark with 10 days left for pledges. In doing so, the community has ensured that not only will there be more community updates for the project, but that the story campaign for Squadron 42 will be extended from 30 missions to 35, as well as adding more star systems for players to explore in the persistent online portion of the game.

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Hitman: Absolution Trailer Introduces 'The Ultimate Assassin'

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Hitman: Absolution, Io Interactive, PS3 games, Square Enix, trailer, Xbox 360 games

Nobody does it better than Agent 47, so long as "it" refers to meticulously-planned acts of cold-blooded murder. This new Hitman: Absolution trailer highlights the blend of stealth skills, infiltration, gunplay, imagination and instincts that make him "the ultimate assassin," which we'll be able to tap into when it releases on November 20th. Our hands-on preview is quietly standing in a third story window, ready to deliver a precise burst of extra detail.

Navy SEALs Reprimanded For Helping With MoH: Warfighter Development

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Danger Close, EA, Medal Of Honor: Warfighter, Seal Team Six

Navy SEALs Reprimanded For Helping With MoH: Warfighter Development

Medal Of Honor: Warfighter never felt like an authentic representation of modern warfare (thanks in part to awful AI and constant railroading), but it wasn't for want of trying. Seven Navy SEALs have ostensibly been punished for helping with development by revealing classified information, which breaks the unit's unofficial code of silence.

One of whom was apparently on the team that killed Osama Bin Laden.

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Silicon Knights Ordered To Destroy All Code & Copies Of Their Unreal Games

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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lawsuit, Silicon Knights

Silicon Knights Ordered To Destroy All Code & Copies Of Their Unreal Games

Oh dear. Just when you thought that things couldn't get any worse for Silicon Knights (who laid off all but five of their employees following allegations of shady business practices and lacklustre games) it looks like their unsuccessful lawsuit against Epic Games has backfired spectacularly. According to a newly-discovered courthouse document, Dyack and crew are legally obliged to destroy all source code and unsold copies of every game they've developed using the Unreal Engine.

Before next month.

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GTA V Details Blowout: Hotswap Protagonists, Heists & The Biggest Map Ever

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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GTA V, PS3 games, Rockstar, Xbox 360 games

GTA V Details Blowout: Hotswap Protagonists, Heists & The Biggest Map Ever

Game Informer's latest issue is now live in digital form, delivering an enormous swathe of brand new Grand Theft Auto V details. We'll freely swap between three distinct characters with their own skills and lives, exploring a map area that's bigger than San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto 4 and Red Dead Redemption combined.

Like everyone else on the internet, we've regurgitated the salient facts for your convenience and pleasure.

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Crysis 3: Hunter Edition Brings Pre-Order Multiplayer Perks

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Crysis 3, Crytek, EA Games, FPS games, Preorder bonus, Trailers, Videos

Crysis 3: Hunter Edition Brings Pre-Order Multiplayer Perks

Do you suck at multipayer? Well, if so, Crytek might have your back. EA unveiled the Crysis 3: Hunter Pack today, which will give pre-order fans a Day 1 bump up to level 5 for multiplayer shenanigans, as well as unlocking the Predator Bow from the start (which allows you to fire when cloaked), giving early adopters the Recon Arrow, and immediately gifting buyers with the incredibly stealthy "Hunter" model for the Nanosuit.

Of course, any one who pre-orders this will have the same perks, too.

Don't forget as well that if you do pre-order Crysis 3 immediately, EA are currently throwing in a digital copy of Crysis itself for free, which is actually pretty awesome.

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Big Sky Infinity Gets A New Teaser Trailer

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Big Sky Infinity, Boss Baddie, PSN, Ripstone Publishing, Twinstick shooter, VooFoo

Big Sky Infinity Gets A New Teaser Trailer

Mmmmm...procedurally generated twin-stick shooter goodness.

Boss Baddie & VooFoo’s upcoming PSN extravaganza Big Sky Infinity has received a new teaser trailer showing off some more fast-paced, twin-stick action. All of the levels in Big Sky Infinity are randomly generated, based on player performance. Ad when things get a little too hot, you can turn your spaceship into a flying drill and burrow through entire planets.

Of course, that's if you haven't had a seizure from the celestial light show first.

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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Opening Cinematic Is A Great Advert For Madeon

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS Vita games, PS3 games, Sony, Superbot Entertainment, trailer

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale's opening cinematic demonstrates that literally anything can become awesome if you accompany it with Madeon's Finale.

Beyond having a great backing track, this video is notable for revealing that former PlayStation mascot Polygon Man will probably be the final boss in the singleplayer storyline. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale has now gone gold ahead of its November 20th release date - and we've heard that it has improved since a shaky Gamescom showing. Fingers crossed, since it's one of the very few big hitters Sony are bringing to the table this Christmas.

GTA V Will Have Three Main Characters

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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2K Games, GTA V, PS3 games, Rockstar, Xbox 360 games

GTA V Will Have Three Main Characters

Game Informer's GTA V cover reveal has gone live, and the first revelation is immediately obvious. Pending the full issue hitting the digital shelves later today, the magazine has confirmed that Rockstar's next crime sandbox will feature three protagonists who will be used in "groundbreaking" ways.

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Black Ops II Will Let Players Livestream Gameplay To YouTube

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Activision, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, eSports, PS3 games, Treyarch, Xbox 350 games, Youtube

Black Ops II Will Let Players Livestream Gameplay To YouTube

Treyarch have announced that Black Ops II will allow players to stream their PS3 or Xbox 360 multiplayer footage directly onto YouTube.

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Indie Schlock-Fest Into The Dark Gets Launch Trailer

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Homegrown Games, Horror games, Into The Dark, PC games, UIG Entertainment

Indie Schlock-Fest Into The Dark Gets Launch Trailer

Into The Dark, the moody little curio from Austrian indie outfit Homegrown Games, has released in digital form this week, and to celebrate, publishers UIG Entertainment (the folks behind Agricultural Simulator) have dropped a little trailer that comes with lashings of B-movie schlock and filth.

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Bethesda Deliver An Introduction To The Elder Scrolls Online

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Bethesda Softworks, MMORPGs, MMOs, RPGs, The Elder Scrolls Online

Bethesda Deliver An Introduction To The Elder Scrolls Online

Bethesda have released an in-depth introductory video for The Elder Scrolls Online, which features the developers chatting about the vision for the upcoming MMORPG. As well as showing off some gameplay footage, this video takes a first look at the game's Elder Scrolls-style combat system, a couple of PvP battles, discusses the game's Megaserver technology, and, of course, exploration.

The game's due for release in 2013.

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Anarchy Reigns Getting Limited Pre-Order Edition, Includes Bayonetta Character

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Anarchy Reigns, Beat 'em ups, Brawler, Limited Edition, Platinum Games, Pre-order bonus, PS3 games, Sega, Xbox 360 games

Anarchy Reigns Getting Limited Pre-Order Edition, Includes Bayonetta Character

Brilliant brawler Anarchy Reigns will be arriving on British shores next January for £19.99, and Platinum Games would like to sweeten the deal for early adopters. Pre-order customers can upgrade to the Limited Edition for free, which includes fan-favourite Bayonetta as a playable character along with some extra DLC.

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Make Something Unreal Live 2013 Shortlist Now Live

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Epic Games, Indie Games, Make Something Unreal, University games, Unreal Engine

Make Something Unreal Live 2013 Shortlist Now Live

Epic have announced the shortlist for next year's Make Something Unreal Live competition, which will see one lucky university developer securing an Unreal Engine license to develop and distribute their game. We've got the list of promising indie titles below.

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Game Of Thrones: Beyond The Wall DLC Available Today

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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A Game Of Thrones, Cyanide Studios, DLC, Game Of Thrones: Beyond The Wall, PC games, RPG, Xbox 360 games

Game Of Thrones: Beyond The Wall DLC Available Today

New DLC is now available for Cyanide's Game Of Thrones RPG, which will allow players to venture "Beyond The Wall." Expect Snarks and Grumkins aplenty.

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Gameplay Footage Takes Us To Revamped Gridania

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, MMO, PC games, Square Enix, trailer

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Gameplay Footage Takes Us To Revamped Gridania

Final Fantasy XIV will cease to exist in its current form from this Sunday, becoming "A Realm Reborn" in an effort to correct the numerous flaws inherent to Square's critically-panned MMO. This new trailer shows off alpha footage of the revamped Gridania area, which is pleasingly serene and tranquil by the looks of things.

I also hope that the heartwarming image of a Moogle holding a balloon brightens up your Thursday.

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Hawken Beta Extended From November 8th-13th

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Adhesive Games, Beta codes, Closed beta, Giveaway, Hawken, Massive Badass Awesome Mechs!, Mech games, Mechs, Meteor Entertainment, PC games

Hawken Beta Extended From November 8th-13th

The first closed beta for Hawken wrapped up earlier this week, but Meteor Entertainment have announced that there's to be another beta session running from this evening through to November 13th.

If you dropped us an email and participated the first time round, you should be able to login and get going without any difficulties. If you do have issues, though, uninstall the original client and then reinstall it again.

We still have plenty of beta codes left, so if the idea of stomping around in a fat mech and blowing up your friends appeals, then do drop us an email at comps@dealspwn.com and we'll help you get set up as soon as possible.

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Bethesda "Close" To Bringing New Skyrim DLC To PS3

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Bethesda, Dawnguard, DLC, Hearthfire, PS3 games, Skyrim

Bethesda "Close" To Bringing New Skyrim DLC To PS3

Many PS3 owners seem to be up in arms about the fact that they can't spend their money on the deeply average Dawnguard and Hearthfire Skyrim expansions, but a new tweet from Bethesda suggests that there's light at the end of the tunnel.

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Livestream Features Coming To Origin

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Carl Phillips
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News
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EA, Livestreaming, New Features, Origin

Livestream Features Coming To Origin

Twitch.tv Partnership To Begin Very Soon

Origin’s rocky start hasn’t helped endear itself to a number of gamers, but EA hopes to change all that with some new additions to its online service. The first big addition will be the inclusion of Livestreaming, which will be added in the immediate future to those opted in for beta updates, and “shortly thereafter” for everyone else.

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