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More Modern Warfare 4 Leaks/Rumours Emerge

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Activision, Call Of Duty, Infinity Ward, Modern Warfare 4, Rumour

More Modern Warfare 4 Leaks/Rumours Emerge

'Soap' MacTavish Flashback On The Cards?

New rumours have erupted surrounding Infinity Ward's next Call Of Duty game, suggesting that voice acting work has already begun for Modern Warfare 4. Apparently the campaign will feature a new main character, but also features a flashback level starring John "Soap" MacTavish.

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Crysis 3 Singleplayer Footage Frolics In The Fields

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Crysis 3, Crytek, EA, trailer

By the looks of things (and as we discussed in our hands-on preview), Crysis 3 is set to get back to basics: wide and expansive environments that evoke the larger stages and greater tactical depth of the original game. This six minutes of gameplay footage shows off the size of one of the singleplayer levels, along with the strategic opportunities it offers.

Black Ops II PS3 Woes Mount Up: Dead DLC & Freezing

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Activision, Black Ops II, FPS, PS3 games, technical issues, Treyarch

Black Ops II PS3 Woes Mount Up: Dead DLC & Freezing

Treyarch: "We Are Not Bad People, Just Outnumbered"

Call Of Duty has had a chequered history on the PS3, and Black Ops II doesn't want to be the exception that proves the rule. Reports of faulty DLC codes and online freezing problems are currently flooding the forums, though Activision are apparently on the case.

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Basic Wii U Will Only Have 3.2 GB Of Usable Storage

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Flash memory, Hard Drive, Nintendo, Wii U

Basic Wii U Will Only Have 3.2 GB Of Usable Storage

Space is set to be the final frontier for the Wii U, as Nintendo reveal that the 8GB basic console will need to dedicate nearly 5GB of storage to system software and user account info.

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Telltale's Walking Dead Season Finale Arrive Next Week

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
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Adventure Games, Horror games, Survival Horror Games, Telltale Games, The Walking Dead: Episode 5 - No Time Left

Telltale's Walking Dead Season Finale Arrive Next Week

Lee and Clementine's adventures are almost at an end, folks. The final episode in Telltale’s outstanding take on Kirkman's zombie-infested world - No Time Left - arrives next week.

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Spin the Bottle Promises "Innocent Fun For Innocent Kids"

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
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KnapNok Games, Party games, Spin the Bottle, Wii U, WTF?

KnapNok Games have confused us. First of all, it turns out that they're releasing a party game titled Spin the Bottle for Wii U; secondly, they're promising "innocent fun for innocent kids", which seems a little weird to us considering the name of the game; but that's apparently because, thirdly, apparently the emphasis is on "collaborative micro challenges" rather than wanton making out.

Additionally, the trailer reminds us more of Noby Noby Boy than getting hammered and using the evidence to create a game that's a thinly veiled excuse for a bit of a snog.

According to Polygon (thanks for the tip James!), Spin the Bottle will "require player coordination, trust, body contact, dancing and flexibility". That sounds an awful lot like the pre-requisites for a horizontal tango to us, but that can't be right. This is one for the kids.

*facepalm*

However, it does allow us to post an almost completely gratuitous Peep Show excerpt, so that's fine then. Spin the Bottle is set for release next year.

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Sound Design 101 In Latest WildStar Update

Author:
Carl Phillips
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News
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Carbine Studios, MMORPGs, NCsoft, PC games, Sound design, WildStar

Sound Design 101 In Latest WildStar Update

Greg Meader Shows Us How It’s Done

Here at Dealspwn know we have a few people interested in the world of sound design (if you haven’t already, be sure to check out regular Kopite211’s impressive take on the BioShock intro) but in the latest WildStar Wednesday update, Carbine Studios have decided to showcase an example of their work. Greg Meader, who is the Senior Sound Designer on upcoming MMORPG WildStar, lets us know about his previous work, his inspirations, and then guides us through the process for providing the audio for one of the enemies on Nexus: The Skug Queen.

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PSN Store Update: Portal On The Move, Black Ops Declassified

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Black Ops: Declassified, DLC, Playstation Store, Playstation store update, Portal 2: In Motion, PS Vita games, PS3 games

PSN Store Update: Portal On The Move, Black Ops Declassified

This week's PlayStation Store update finally brings us Counter-Strike: GO.

Only joking.

Instead, we have the new expansion for Portal 2, In Motion, that features a motion-controlled campaign compatible with the PlayStation Move. PS Plus members can get a 30% discount. New games include Of Orcs And Men and a complete Saints Row package, alongside Black Ops: Declassified for the PS Vita. Early reports suggest that you should avoid Nihilistic's portable Call Of Duty title like the plague, and for the sake of full disclosure, review code hasn't been made available to us (danger!).

Either way, as always, we have the lean update and prices after the break - thanks to the latest post on the PlayStation Blog.

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Portal 2: In Motion Trailer Shows Portals On The Move

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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DLC, Playstation Move, Portal 2, Portal 2: In Motion, Sixense, trailer

PS3 DLC & Free Move Update Out Today

Portal 2: In Motion releases today on PSN, bringing a new campaign to Valve's puzzler built for the PlayStation Move peripheral. This latest trailer shows off some of the unique motion-controlled gameplay features in action, such as one-to-one throwing, scaling and Portal surfing. If you like what you see, it will be available for £7.99.

Portal 2 will also be made fully compatible with the PlayStation Move via a free patch, which adds support for the peripheral into the singleplayer and cooperative campaigns.

Assassin's Creed III PC Version Will Include All Patches

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Assassin's Creed III, Patch, PC games, Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed III PC Version Will Include All Patches

New Console Patch Incoming To Fix Lingering Bugs

Ubisoft promises that Assassin's Creed III's PC version "will be less buggy than the console versions," which will soon receive a meaty glitch-killing update themselves.

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Report: Widespread Origin Account Hacking In Progress

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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EA, Hackers, Origin

Report: Widespread Origin Account Hacking In Progress

Myriad Origin customers are reporting that their accounts have been hacked over the last week, receiving emails confirming that their username and/or passwords have been successfully changed. They've been unable to log in to their accounts afterwards. [via NeoGAF]

Worryingly, dates of birth and security questions are also being changed, meaning that restoring account access and proving their own identity is proving to be difficult in many cases. EA urge affected consumers to contact their support centre.

Have you been affected by this issue?

PS3 Custom Firmware Users Face Lifetime PSN Bans

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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custom firmware, Hackers, PS3, PSN, Sony

PS3 Custom Firmware Users Face Lifetime PSN Bans

Sony is getting tough on PS3 hackers following new custom firmware doing the rounds, threatening lifetime PSN bans for those involved.

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The Secret World Issue 4 Trailer: Big Trouble In The Big Apple

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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EA, funcom, MMO, The Secret World, trailer, Update

The Secret World Issue 4 Trailer: Big Trouble In The Big Apple

Funcom's latest update for The Secret World includes a New York raid event, some London-based theatrics and great big chainsaws. Oh my. Issue 4 will roll out later this month, as evidenced by this new trailer.

A rockey release window and controversial subscription pricing model lead to a seriously slow start for Funcom's MMO despite its impressive quality. More details are available in Carl's epic The Secret World review.

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GTA V Trailer Two: Watch It Here At 4 PM

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Grand Theft Auto V, GTA V, PS3 games, Rockstar, trailer, Xbox 360 games

GTA V Trailer Two: Watch It Here At 4 PM

As promised, the second trailer for Grand Theft Auto V will be streaming live at 16:00 GMT today. You can watch it online right here, after the break (so long as it doesn't break the internet again...).

Until then, why not check out the latest GTA V gameplay details?

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Ubisoft: Rayman Delayed Beyond Good & Evil 2

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Beyond Good & Evil 2, Michel Ancel, Rayman Legends, Rayman Origins, Ubisoft

Ubisoft: Rayman Delayed Beyond Good & Evil 2

Ubisoft have found another excuse for why we're not playing Beyond Good & Evil 2 yet, this time blaming Rayman Origins and Legends for monopolising Michel Ancel's time. Which actually sounds fair enough to us, frankly.

At least it's still in the works for next-gen consoles.

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More Features To Be Added To Star Citizen

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Carl Phillips
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News
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bobbleheads, Chris Roberts, Cloud Imperium, Crowd Funding, PC games, Space sims, Star Citizen

$3.5 Million Hit With 5 Days To Go

It appears that cheesy yet awesome video pleas are exactly that Cloud Imperium needed, as the final push to $4 Million for the upcoming space sim Star Citizen looks like it could be realised. In an update posted on the Robert Space Industries website earlier this morning, it was announced that along with a new star system being added to the game, the features of customisable cockpits, allowing for bobbleheads and dinosaurs, (no doubt pleasing Firefly fans everywhere) and ship-to-ship boarding will be included in the final game.

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Blink And You'll Miss New Splinter Cell: Blacklist Footage

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Action Games, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Stealth Games, trailer, Ubisoft

Blink And You'll Miss New Splinter Cell: Blacklist Footage

Ubisoft have been doing an abjectly poor job at properly telling players what to expect from Splinter Cell: Blacklist. We know full well that it supports stealth and action simultaneously and lets you choose between them as you see fit, but you wouldn't know it for all the trailers of big explosions, air strikes and cover shooting.

That said, things are picking up. This new slice of alpha footage may be short, but it showcases pure stealth gameplay faciliated by the 'Closer Than Ever' mechanic. Expect more over the coming weeks.

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Wii U MiiVerse Functionality Explained In Video

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Nintendo, Wii U

Still haven't quite got a handle on what MiiVerse is? Join the club. Luckily, Nintendo has released a lengthy video explaining the Wii U's social functionality, along with how user accounts and Wii save transfers will work.

Explosive Fuse Screenshots Show Exploding Explosions, Also Characters

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Action Games, EA, Fuse, Insomniac, Overstrike, Screenshots

Explosive Fuse Screenshots Show Exploding Explosions, Also Characters

Several new Fuse screenshots that previously only graced the pages of print magazines have finally made their way onto the internet, giving us a closer look at Insomniac's four-player shooter. And stuff blowing up.

Our latest Fuse ands-on preview explains how strong gameplay identity could help to soothe our concerns over its change in tone.

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StarCraft II: Heart Of The Swarm Dated For March 2013

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Activision, Blizzard, Expansion Pack, PC games, RTS, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

StarCraft II: Heart Of The Swarm Dated For March 2013

Queen Of Blades Kerrigan and the ravening Zerg will make their return on March 12th, 2013, by way of the long-awaited Heart Of The Swarm StarCraft II expansion. Blizzard have blown the lid off the new additions to the series and two collector's editions, which we've rounded up below.

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