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DmC: Devil May Cry Getting Bloody Palace Mode As Free Update

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Capcom, DLC, DMC: Devil May Cry, Patch, PS3 games, Update, Xbox 360 games

DmC: Devil May Cry Getting Bloody Palace Mode As Free Update

Capcom has announced that the fan-favourite Bloody Palace mode will be patched into DmC: Devil May Cry "shortly after" next week's launch. As you'd expect, the leaderboard-driven mode unlocks after completing the main game and challenges players to butcher their way through 100 increasingly difficult arenas.

DmC: Devil May Cry releases next Tuesday on PS3 and Xbox 360, and our full review will go live 24 hours beforehand.

343 Industries Promises To Do "Much Better Next Time"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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343 Industries, Frank O'Connor, Halo 4

343 Industries Promises To Do "Much Better Next Time"

"There Are A Ton Of Things We Wish We'd Done Better"

Though Halo 4 was a massive success, both in terms of critical acclaim and sales, 343 Industries are willing to admit that it was far from flawless. Studio head Frank O'Connor has spoken out to assure fans that they don't plan to sit on their laurels, suggesting that Halo 5 will be a superior proposition (possibly running on next-generation hardware).

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Sir James Dyson Concerned That 'Glamorous' Games Industry Is Tempting Graduates Away From Engineering

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Games industry, Sir James Dyson, UK

Sir James Dyson Concerned That 'Glamorous' Games Industry Is Tempting Graduates Away From Engineering

Sir James Dyson, the creator of the Dyson vacuum range, is concerned that the government's effort to revitalise the UK games industry might cause a shortage of graduates going into engineering, science and traditional manufacturing.

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Trion Worlds Unleash Defiance Co-Op Trailer

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Defiance, MMOs, MMOTPS, PC games, PS3 games, RPG, SyFy, Trailers, Trion Worlds, Videos, Xbox 360 games

Trion Worlds Unleash Defiance Co-Op Trailer

Jon was pretty damn impressed with Defiance when he caught up with it back in December, saying that "if you imagine a massively multiplayer third-person version of Borderlands 2 backed up by a television show, you might be somewhere close to what Trion Worlds are trying to achieve. Except that you need to think bigger."

With the Defiance Advance Mission Beta event (PC only) occurring next weekend (you can sign up over at Defiance.com), Trion have dropped a new trailer showcasing some of the in-game action that'll be arriving this April.

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Monster Hunter 4 3DS Trailer Shows Rich Environments, Big Swords & Bigger Monsters

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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3DS Games, Capcom, Monster Hunter 4, trailer

Monster Hunter 4 3DS Trailer Shows Rich Environments, Big Swords & Bigger Monsters

Monster Hunter 4 is set to put the 3DS hardware through its paces by the look of its latest trailer, in which you'll witness some detailed environments to explore and enormous beasties to kill with oversized weapons. Capcom's RPG has been pushed back to "summer 2013," though it's just one of a number of massive exclusives headed to Nintendo's console over the next year.

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Halo 4 Content Schedule: Majestic Map Pack, Specializations, Grifball & Spartan Ops

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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343 Industries, DLC, Halo 4, Majestic Map Pack, multiplayer, Spartan Ops, Xbox 360 games

Halo 4 Content Schedule: Majestic Map Pack, Specializations, Grifball & Spartan Ops

After taking a break over Christmas, 343 Industries has revealed the schedule for Halo 4's next content drops. The Majestic Map Pack will release in "late February," while the coming weeks will herald the next wave of Spartan Ops episodes and playlist rotations.

Apparently the Pioneer and Pathfinder specializations will soon be unlocked for all players, which will come as good news to European Spartans who've already hit the level cap (it's about time, frankly). We've got all the details below courtesy of Halo Waypoint.

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Microsoft Shows Off Xbox IllumiRoom Concept At CES

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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IllumiRoom, Kinect, Microsoft

"Projects Images Beyond Your TV"

Last year Microsoft filed a patent for a device that projects effects and game footage onto the walls of your play space, which would theoretically increase your field of view and make games more immersive. At which point, we basically told them to 'pull the other one.'

However, it turns out that the concept has been quietly fermenting in Microsoft's R&D skunkworks, leading to them unveiling a proof of concept demo at CES 2013.

And yes, that video is apparently completely legit, without any editing or post-production.

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REPORT: "Mid-Range" Steam Box "Should Cost Around $300"

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Gabe Newell, Steam, Steam Box, Valve

REPORT: "Mid-Range" Steam Box "Should Cost Around 0"

Following their big, fat interview with Gabe Newell, The Verge have followed up with some other tidbits that didn't make the initial direct cut, including speculation from Newell himself on the targeted price points of the Steam Box range.

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Pokemon X & Y Legendaries Up Close: Xerneas & Yveltal

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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3DS Games, Nintendo, Pokémon, Pokemon X/Y

Pokemon X & Y Legendaries Up Close: Xerneas & Yveltal

Nintendo have released two close-up shots of the flagship legendaries that will doubtlessly feature heavily in Pokemon X & Y. Xerneas, a deer-looking thing, makes an X-shaped silhouette with its spined neck, while the flying Yveltal looks monumentally terrifying. Yvil, yven. Whether the X and Y monicker also refers to chromosomes (and hence gender) remains to be seen.

We're rather excited about Pokemon's 3DS debut, and feel that there are ten key areas for the franchise to improve upon. You can read more in our Top Ten Pokemon X & Y wishlist.

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Steam Box Info Round-Up | The First Barrage

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Carl Phillips
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News
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CES 2013, Piston, Steam, Steam Box, Valve, Xi3

Steam Box Info Round-Up | The First Barrage

After yesterday’s report on the Valve-funded Piston “Steam Box” computer built by Xi3, more news emerged as to the exact nature of Valve’s push Steam into the living room space which began with last year’s release of Big Picture Mode. From third-party machines, to words of wisdom from Newell, we have the skinny on the small-form gaming PCs after the jump.

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Play.com To Cease Trading

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Play.com, UK retail

Play.com To Cease Trading

Marketplace Only From March

Play.com has announced that they'll have to shut down their retail business now that the Jersey tax loophole has been closed.

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EVE Online Merges With Dust 514 Tomorrow

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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CCP Games, Dust 514, EVE Online, PC games, PS3 games

EVE Online Merges With Dust 514 Tomorrow

Free-to-play FPS Dust 514 will merge with EVE Online servers from tomorrow, bringing the two games (and platforms) together into the same universe. Let the orbital bombardments commence!

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Voice Actor Teases Fallout News On Twitter

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Bethesda Softworks, Fallout 4, Tease, Three Dog

Voice Actor Teases Fallout News On Twitter

"Given Permission” By Bethesda

Try and remain calm Fallout fans, because the good ship ‘Speculation’ is about to set sail. Erik Todd Dellums, the voice actor who portrayed GNR DJ Three Dog in Fallout 3, has stated on Twitter that his character might be making a return, and that he was given permission by Bethesda to tease fans on the possibility.

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PlayStation Store January Sale

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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January Sale, PS3 games, PSN

PlayStation Store January Sale

Sony have launched their January Sale on PSN, slashing the prices of several full and trial & unlock games. Notably, Hydrophobia prophecy is down to a ridiculous £0.99, The Darkness 2 will set you back £11.99 and Jet Set Radio and Sonic Adventure 2 are available for pocket money prices.

Note that PlayStation Plus members can get an extra 10-20% off pretty much everything, making for some fairly meaty savings.

For completeness' sake, we've rounded up the whole lot after the break.

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CONFIRMED: Valve Are Making Their Own Steam Box

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Gabe Newell, Next-gen, Steam, Steam Box, Valve

CONFIRMED: Valve Are Making Their Own Steam Box

Hot on the heels of yesterday's news regarding the Valve-funded Xi3 Steam Box, Gabe Newell has finally admitted in a new interview that Valve are making one of their own (codenamed Bigfoot internally), outlining a few broad plans to hit the living room gaming space in a big way, and providing vague pictures of biometric controllers, a more open Steam experience, and several new digs at motion controls and Windows 8.

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Sony CEO: Vita Sales "At The Low End Of What We Expected"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PS Vita, Sony

Sony CEO: Vita Sales "At The Low End Of What We Expected"

Kaz Hirai Positive In Face Of Slow Vita Uptake

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai has admitted that PlayStation Vita sales haven't exactly been healthy since its launch last year, but that there's still demand for the powerful dedicated handheld.

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Razer Fully Reveals The Edge Gaming Tablet

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Edge, Project Fiona, Razer, Tablet gaming, Tablets

Razer Fully Reveals The Edge Gaming Tablet

Impressive Specs, Hefty Price

Razer has officially blown the lid off their Edge gaming tablet - originally known as Project Fiona - confirming both specifications and price point. The Windows 8-powered device boasts some impressive hardware considering its form factor, and is ostensibly capable of running "all PC games and applications".

More details below. UPDATE: Have a trailer too.

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Ubisoft Unveil Clash of Heroes iOS Launch Trailer

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Matt Gardner
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News
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iOS games, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes, Trailers, Ubisoft, Videos

Ubisoft Unveil Clash of Heroes iOS Launch Trailer

Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes is an exceptional game. An engrossing RPG, with some fantastically tactical combat, we said "if you're craving some deep, cerebral action, it thoroughly deserves your time and money".

Having launched it on the DS, and then brought it to consoles and PC via the digital marketplace, it's now hitting iOS on January 24th, and Ubisoft have dropped a new trailer to mark the occasion.

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Painkiller: Hell & Damnation Console Versions Confirmed For April

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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FPS games, Nordic Games, Painkiller: Hell & Damnation, PS3 games, The Farm 51, Xbox 360 games

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation Console Versions Confirmed For April

Nordic Games have locked down Painkiller: Hell & Damnation's PS3 and Xbox 360 versions for an April release.

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Musical Ni No Kuni Trailer Explores The Soundtrack

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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JRPG, Level 5, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, PS3 games, Studio Ghibli

Musical Ni No Kuni Trailer Explores The Soundtrack
Ni No Kuni may have been delayed by another week, but the latest trailer explains why it's almost certainly going to be worth the wait. Veteran Studio Ghibli composer Joe Hisashi (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle) waxes lyrical about how he transitioned from animated films into videogames, and how the fantasy setting inspired him to create original music that "everyone can enjoy."

As previously reported, Ni No Kuni will release on February 1st for PS3.

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