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Metro: Last Light Trailer Gameplay Trailer Accompanies Metro 2033 Giveaway

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light, THQ, trailer

Metro: Last Light Trailer Gameplay Trailer Accompanies Metro 2033 Giveaway

Here Be Monsters

The latest gameplay trailer for Metro: Last Light reveals all manner of terrifying beasts that haunt the ruined subways. Entitled 'Genesis,' the three minutes of footage shows off lots of fast cuts set to biblical quotes, alongside some impressive lighting effects.

THQ are also giving away free Metro 2033 Steam Codes to anyone who 'Likes' their Facebook page while stocks last. With luck, the embattled publisher will stay afloat long enough to see the sequel released.

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SimCity Trailer Shows Us Multi-City Strategies

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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EA, Maxis, SimCity, trailer

SimCity's 'always connected' philosophy will allow neighbouring towns to share resources, power and even populace, allowing players to fully specialise their cities in any way they see fit. This latest trailer demonstrates how one or more players can use multiple cities to advantage, including lending emergency services to friends in need, so be sure to mug up on some advanced strategies.

SimCity is out next March and has already cemented itself as one of our most anticipated games of 2013.

New Space Hulk Details & Screenshot

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Full Control, Games Workshop, iOS games, Mac games, PC games, Space Hulk, Strategy games

New Space Hulk Details & Screenshot

Indie studio Full Control have released some more Space Hulk details after their short trailer yesterday; revealing twelve singleplayer missions, a level editor and a screenshot.

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Carrier Command: Gaea Mission Gets An Xbox 360 Demo

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Action Games, Bohemia Interactive, Demo, Strategy games, Xbox 360 games

Carrier Command: Gaea Mission Gets An Xbox 360 Demo

If you're unsure whether the niche tactical trappings of Carrier Command: Gaea Mission will float your boat (no pun intended), a new Xbox 360 demo is available to download on the Xbox Live Marketplace (Gold Members only). We felt that quirky AI and a few clunky gameplay elements stopped the rebooted strategy/action hybrid from matching the impact of the outstanding original game, but it's worth noting that the PC version recently received an update that fixed some of the Walrus pathfinding issues.

I suggested that Carrier Command: Gaea Mission was enjoyable but questionable value in our 6/10 review.

Naughty Dog: The Last Of Us Multiplayer Won't Be "Tacked On"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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multiplayer, Naughty Dog, PS3 games, The Last Of Us

Naughty Dog: The Last Of Us Multiplayer Won't Be "Tacked On"

Singleplayer Isn't "Skimped Out On In Any Way"

After The Last Of Us' pre-order bonuses revealed the presence of competitive multiplayer, Naughty Dog have spoken out to assure fans that it won't detract from the core survival experience.

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Microsoft Announce More Than 40 New Apps For Xbox LIVE

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Apps, Karaoke, Microsoft, Napster, Xbox 360, Xbox Live

Microsoft Announce More Than 40 New Apps For Xbox LIVE

There's a boatload of new apps coming to Xbox LIVE between now at spring 2013, Microsoft have announced. Alongside MS's microtransaction-oriented Karaoke service, the platform will feature applications from the likes of orange-clad supermarket chain Sainsbury's, cloud storage service SkyDrive, and music streaming service Napster. The last two re slated to launch this week.

The Karaoke channel will be free to download, and you'll then pay for the amount of singing time you desire. It'll be 240 Microsoft Points for two hours, 400 Points for six hours or 800 Points for 24 hours. "Karaoke fans will be able to sing along to more than 8,000 tracks while their Xbox LIVE avatar performs the song on stage with a full complement of stage props, backup band and an adoring audience," said Microsoft.

Karaoke is set to launch today.

Dark Souls II Will Be More "Straightforward" & "Understandable"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Dark Souls II, From Software

Dark Souls II Will Be More "Straightforward" & "Understandable"

Still Rock Hard, Though

After revealing Dark Souls II at this year's VGA ceremony, From Software has revealed that the anticipated sequel will be more approachable than its ferocious forebears.

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REPORT: Wii U Sold 308k Units In Japan In First Week

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Matt Gardner
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News
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First week sales, Japan, Nintendo, Sales, Wii U

REPORT: Wii U Sold 308k Units In Japan In First Week

That's 15,000 Fewer Than The Vita's First Week Sales

According to data apparently procured from Enterbrain, the Wii U's first week in Japan has been a little underwhelming, with Nintendo's latest console failing to match up to the first week figures for it predecessor...and, interestingly, the Vita.

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Diablo III Console Builds "Up And Running"

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Blizzard Entertainment, Console games, Diablo III, Ports

Diablo III Console Builds "Up And Running"

Blizzard "Exploring Console Options"

It's somehow still not yet official, Blizzard have once again confirmed that they are working on porting Diablo III to console, even if they can't come out and announce it as A Thing.

What this means is that there are working builds up and running already, but they're not ready to announce anything yet, probably because as soon as they do, the internet will transform into a swirling mess of slavering hordes.

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Joins Humble THQ Bundle

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PC games, The Humble THQ Bundle, THQ

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Joins Humble THQ Bundle

Nearly $4.5 Million Raised So Far

Acclaimed RTS Warhammer 40K: Dawn Of War (the GOTY Edition, no less) has been added to the Humble THQ Bundle, bringing the total haul up to seven games and three DLC expansions. The pay what you want promotion has garnered sales approaching four and a half million Dollars thus far, providing the beleaguered publisher and some worthy causes with a hefty war chest.

Matt recently discussed whether the Humble THQ Bundle represents an exciting glimpse of the future.

Space Hulk Trailer Tells Us That Space Hulk Is Coming

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Games Workshop, PC games, Space Hulk, Strategy games, Warhammer 40K

Space Hulk is coming next year! And that's pretty much everything that we know from that trailer.

Full Control are beavering away on a turn-based strategy recreation of the classic Warhammer 40k boardgame, for release next year on PC, Mac, and iOS.

There's a few further details after the jump >>

Newell: PCs To Compete Against Consoles For Next-Gen Living Room Supremacy

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Big Picture Mode, Gabe Newell, PC games, Steam, The Battle For The Living Room, Valve

Newell: PCs To Compete Against Consoles For Next-Gen Living Room Supremacy

Having intimated that the reaction to Steam's Big Picture Mode was "stronger than expected," Gabe Newell has suggested that living room PCs will compete against next-gen consoles for big TV gaming.

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Analyst: NPD Data Shows Low Wii U Game Sales

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Analyst Predictions, Nintendo, NPD, Sales, Wii U

Analyst: NPD Data Shows Low Wii U Game Sales

Ah analysts. We even have a ban on one or two of the more notable pencil pushers and number crunchers who tend to grab headlines for stating the bleeding obvious. However, it would seem that the NPD data from last week hid a little tidbit of information that might not bode well for Nintendo's recently released console.

According to GII, Longbow Research's James Hardiman noted that "while the original Wii saw two games sold for every console in its opening month on shelves in 2006, the Wii U posted a comparatively paltry 1.2 games sold per system".

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Paradox Announce Mercantile Crusader Kings II Expansion Pack

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Crusader Kings II, Crusader Kings II: The Republic, DLC, Paradox Interactive, PC games, Strategy games

Paradox Announce Mercantile Crusader Kings II Expansion Pack

Blood counts for a lot in Crusader Kings II. In fact, it pretty much counts for everything, which is perhaps not surprising in a game all about building a dynasty across centuries. However, Paradox are to build upon their fantastic grand strategy title by introducing a spot of capitalism to proceedings, giving players the chance to become the head of a Patrician family in a burgeoning Merchant Republic, and build a mercantile empire to conquer the known world.

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UK Games Charts | 8th December 2012

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Far Cry 3, FIFA 13, Games charts, Sales, UK Charts, UKIE

UK Games Charts | 8th December 2012

The problem with releasing a console that barely pushes the top level of current-gen console power, with only a smattering of games, none of which can really boast to being  "killer app", is that your competitors will be firing on all cylinders. Thus it's perhaps no surprise that a week on from the Wii U's release, Nintendo Land and NSMBU have fallen 15 and 22 places respectively. ZombiU is nowhere to be found in the top 40.

Instead, it would seem that gamers are perfectly happy spending £40 on the likes of Blops II, which sits pretty at #1 once again; the excellent Far Cry 3; and top ten mainstay - FIFA 13.

Hell, even Wonderbook held firm in 21st place.

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Project GODUS Hits Halfway Mark, Gets New Dev Diary

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Dev Diary, God games, Kickstarter, PC games, Peter Molyneux, Project GODUS

Project GODUS Hits Halfway Mark, Gets New Dev Diary

Ah those crazy kooks over at 22Cans. Having reached the halfway point for Project GODUS' funding target over on Kickstarter, they've released a new developer diary explaining the various roles played by members of the team, and it's complete with a bit of gameplay footage right at the end.

As things stand currently, 8,510 backers have pledged £238,772, but there are only 11 days left.

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Nintendo Explain Mature Content Restrictions On Wii U

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Matt Gardner
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News
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18+ games, Mature games, Nintendo, Nintendo eShop, Wii U

Nintendo Explain Mature Content Restrictions On Wii U

Having trouble downloading mature-rated content on your Wii U before 11pm? Well that's because Nintendo have been busying themselves trying to comply with Germany's hardline stance on mature content distribution.

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Bundle In A Box: Eclectic Delights | Pay What You Want | PC

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Bundle In A Box, Delve Deeper, Eversion, Fibrillation, Indie Games, Pay What You Want, PC games, Shadows on the Vatican, War Of The Human Tanks

Bundle In A Box: Eclectic Delights | Pay What You Want | PC

  • What: Shadows on the Vatican: Act 1, Delve Deeper (inc. DLC), War of the Human Tanks, Eversion and Fibrillation (beat the average for The Adventures of Shuggy, Stay Dead, The 4th Wall and Flibble)
  • Where: Bundle In A Box
  • Current Price: Pay What You Want

Did you get your knickers in a twist over Humble Bundle shacking up with THQ for their latest slice of Pay What You Want action? Well regardless, there's a new indie bundle stuffed with curios over at Bundle In A Box. The lowest point of entry is 99 cents, and as usual if you beat the average (at the time of writing it's sitting at $2.90) you'll almost double the size of your bundle.

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At A Glance: Weekly Roundup 2nd - 9th December 2012

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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At A Glance, December 2012, Game news, News Roundup, Weekly Roundup

At A Glance: Weekly Roundup 2nd - 9th December 2012

The Wii U has finally made it over to our shores this week and Jon's been working overtime to get the console reviewed along with a few of the launch games, naturally we've got even more to come next week. In the news Bioshock Infinite got a minor delay and we got a swet collection of new trailers at this year's Spike VGAs. Reviews include New Super Mario Bros. U, Ratchet & Clank: Q-Force, Planetside 2 and Tank! Tank! Tank!. We've got some hands-on reports for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Hawken and Strike Suit Zero and our other features include a survival guide for Far Cry 3 and Game of the Month.

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Dark Souls II Announcement Trailer

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Dark Souls II, Spike VGAs 2012, trailer

Dark Souls II Announcement Trailer

Masochists, assemble! Dark Souls II has been announced at this year’s Spike VGAs. The previous game and Demon’s Souls are legendary for their unforgiving difficulty and we’re sure Dark Souls II will be just as much a big huge massive bastard to play.

This first trailer doesn’t show any gameplay, but the mix of CGI and live action does paint a foreboding picture for the latest adventure. So, abandon all hope, stock up on despair and buy a very large swear jar.

Click here to see the new trailer.