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Sony: PS4 Will Hit "At Least" One Region In 2013

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PS4, Sony, UK retail
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Sony: PS4 Will Hit "At Least" One Region In 2013

Sony didn't announce firm PS4 release details at their New York presser, beyond the tantalising "holiday 2013." Apparently "at least" one region will get their hands on Sony's new console before Christmas, but as yet, even Sony doesn't appear to know which one.

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UK Games Charts | 23rd February 2013

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Crysis 3, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, UK Games Charts, UK retail

UK Games Charts | 23rd February 2013

According to ZZ Top, every girl crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man. It seems that gamers are similarly affected regardless of gender, since Crysis 3 has rocketed to this week's pole position on the strength of its Nanosuit and pre-orders. We've still yet to receive review materials, but early reports suggest that the end of the trilogy is much like its predecessors: shiny and a bit underwhelming in gameplay terms.

It's managed to cut ahead of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, which managed to secure an albeit impressive second place. Carl heaped enormous frothy globbets of critical praise onto Platinum's brawler in our 9/10 review and video review - so, basically, buy it.

Otherwise, the dire Aliens: Colonial Marines is facebuggering the top end of this week's countdown, with more deserving games like Far Cry 3 and Dead Space 3 clinging on below. As always, we've got the top ten after the break.

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At A Glance: Roundup 18th-24th February 2013

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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At A Glance, February 2013, Game news, Game previews, Games reviews, News Roundup, Weekly Roundup

At A Glance: Roundup 18th-24th February 2013

Sony took the first real step in the next-gen console wars this week by announcing the PlayStation 4. We have links to all the important PS4 news stories below along with a supply of jaw-dropping video. Killzone: Shadow Fall and Watch Dogs should be top of your watch lists. We've been busy with our reviews too. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was everything we hoped it would be, while Aliens: Colonial Marines was a complete fucking disaster. In between these two we had some good times with the likes of Richard & Alice, Serious Sam: Double D XXXL, Ragnarok Odyssey (a Vita game!) and more. In our features Matt finally got his lucky mitts on Bioshock Infinite. We've also got more previews for Wildstar and Might & Magic Heroes Online. In the Pwncast we chat about Aliens and Carl interviews Red Thread Studios' lead designer, Martin Bruusgaard, about Dreamfall Chapters. Be sure to try out our drinking game while watching the replay of the PS4 meeting too, it's much easier when you don't start at midnight.

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Sony: DualShock 4 Design Not Finished

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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#Playstation2013, DualShock 4, PS4, Shuhei Yoshida

Sony: DualShock 4 Design Not Finished

We’re yet to see even a glimpse of the physical console for the PS4 yet and now we’re hearing that the design could still change for the DualShock 4 shown at Tuesday’s meeting. Speaking with Engadget, studio head Shuhei Yoshida said that the design of the DualShock 4 is only “near final” there may yet be some “small tweaks.”

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Sony: PS4 Games Won’t Be More Expensive

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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#Playstation2013, Jack Tretton, PS4, PS4 games
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Sony: PS4 Games Won’t Be More Expensive

Good news gamers, PS4 games won’t be more expensive than what we’re paying for now. Speaking with CNBC, SCEA President and CEO, Jack Tretton, said that games for the PlayStation 4 would be priced from $0.99 up to $60, the same price as PS3 games in the US.

“I think people are willing to pay if they see value there and I think there’s more choice than ever before for consumers. We’re going to welcome free-to-play models; games from 99 cents up to those $60 games,” said Tretton.

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Watch the PS4 Announcement Meeting in Full

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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#Playstation2013, Playstation Meeting, PS4, PS4 controller, PS4 games
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PlayStation 4

Watch the PS4 Announcement Meeting in Full

If you missed the PlayStation meeting earlier this week or couldn't find a reliable live stream you can now watch the whole thing right here at Dealspwn. It's a two hour beast, but essential viewing. We covered all the news highlights individually too, take a look at those articles by clicking this link. Or just enjoy the whole meeting after the jump for coverage of the PS4 reveal, the new DualShock 4,  Killzone: Shadow Fall, Drive Club, Infamous: Second Son, Destiny and much more.

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Killzone: Shadow Fall Announcement Trailer

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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#Playstation2013, Cat Face, Guerilla Games, Killzone: Shadow Fall, PS4 games

Killzone: Shadow Fall Announcement Trailer

You may have already seen the footage from the PS4 reveal this week, if not, you can get up to date here. The previous footage showed what we're presuming is a chunk of gameplay, more than likely the game's opening stage. This recut trailer features a voice over that gives us some insight into the attack. It would appear the Helghast people are a bit pissed about the ISA's revenge attack on their planet and have returned to Vekta for another shot at domination. To be fair, Helghan, you started it.

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Mass Effect 3 and Much More Free in March PS Plus Update

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Free games, Playstation Plus, PS Plus, PS3 games, Sony

Mass Effect 3 and Much More Free in March PS Plus Update

Sony's PlayStation Plus optional paid subscription model has another month of unbelievably generous giveaways for gamers. Mass Effect 3, Dead or Alive 5 and Joe Danger: The Movie will all be available for free on March 6th. PS Vita owners are getting some love too with the entire Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (March 13th) and Puddle (March 20th) for free.

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Ubisoft Planning Ways To Woo PC Community

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Digital Distribution, DRM, Incense, Oils, PC games, Perfumes, Slap bass, Ubisoft, Uplay

Ubisoft Planning Ways To Woo PC Community
PC gamers! Ubisoft didn't mean to push you away with crappy Uplay itegration and awful DRM. They want to rekindle a loving, mutually beneficial relationship with you, to give you choice in the bedroom (or living room, or wherever you have your PC). They want to spice things up with variety and give you options.

Mmmmmm....

Yep, Ubisoft want to woo the PC community, and after last year's hilarious comedy of errors, they kind of need to.

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John Carmack On PS4: “Sony Made Wise Engineering Choices”

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Matt Gardner
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News
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id Software, John Carmack, PS4, Sony
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id Software's tech wizard, John Carmack, has applauded Sony's work on the upcoming PS4, tweeting that he felt the hardware developers have made some "wise engineering choices".

“I can’t speak freely about PS4, but now that some specs have been made public, I can say that Sony made wise engineering choices,” he said.

No doubt that has something to do with the PS4 being economically built around an affordable supercharged PC core structure.

Gibeau: "Transition Is Our Friend", EA Fires A Bunch Of Staff In LA and Montreal

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Matt Gardner
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News
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EA Games, Layoffs, Visceral Montreal

Gibeau: "Transition Is Our Friend", EA Fires A Bunch Of Staff In LA and Montreal

Electronic Arts laid off a number of development staff in studios across both Los Angeles and Montreal, the publisher confirmed yesterday, with an employee from Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel devs Visceral Montreal confirming that the entire staff of the studio was escorted from their building yesterday.

EA have yet to formally confirm that news, mind.

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RUMOUR: Microsoft Prepping For Their Own Reveal This April

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Console wars, Durango, E3, Games consoles, Microsoft, Next-gen, PS4, Sony, Xbox 720

RUMOUR: Microsoft Prepping For Their Own Reveal This April

Sony's gamesmanship was cracking. First came Kaz Hirai, scoffing at the notion that Sony might be concerned with going first. Then came the news that Sony were readying a reveal for as early as February. Finally, on Wednesday, Sony lifted the lid on their plans for next gen.

For the story to be any good, Microsoft must now be scrabbling around furiously to cobble together some sort of a comeback in the hopes of not losing ground to their competitor ahead of conventions season.

The Thunderdome presents... CONSOLE WARS!! Raaaaaawwwwrrrrrr! Maybe.

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Quit Whining That You Haven't Seen The Actual PS4 Yet, Neither Has SCE Japan's President

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Games consoles, Hiroshi Kawano, Next-gen, PS4, SCE Japan, Sony
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Quit Whining That You Haven't Seen The Actual PS4 Yet, Neither Has SCE Japan's President

A number of folks have expressed some dissatisfaction at not being able to picture the PS4 in their mind because Sony refused to reveal the console itself at their presentation on Wednesday night.

Mind you, if you're unhappy, spare a thought for Sony Computer Entertainment Japan's president - Hiroshi Kawano - too, because even he doesn't know what the final console will look like yet.

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DayZ Dev Diary Looks At What It Takes To Act Like A Zombie

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Matt Gardner
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News
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DayZ, Dean Hall, Dev Diary, Videos, Zombies

Do you think acting like a zombie is a simple case of shuffling your feet and groaning like a bewildered hippo? Think again. Dean Hall has released a fat dev diary taking a peek at some of the behind-the-scenes motion capture work conducted for DayZ, including how to be a convincing zombie.

Sony: The Last Guardian Will Re-Emerge At "The Right Time"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PS3 games, PS4, Sony, The Last Guardian

Sony: The Last Guardian Will Re-Emerge At "The Right Time"

Sony has apologised for yet another Last Guardian no-show, explaining that Fumito Ueda's ambitious project is still deep in development.

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Take An Early Look at Europolis in Dreamfall Chapters

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Adventure Games, Dreamfall Chapters, Europolis, Kickstarter, Red Thread Games

Take An Early Look at Europolis in Dreamfall Chapters

Bask In The Grim Neon Glory Of Stark’s New Location

The latest progress update for Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey over on the Kickstarter page has given us a first look at a new location for the series – Europolis. Having previously only mentioned in-game during the first two titles, it is the first location to be officially confirmed to feature in the futuristic Cyberpunk version of our world, known as Stark. Although still an early prototype, the visuals give us a great idea of how the development is coming along, as well as highlighting that Stark will be as dirty and grimy as ever.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Confirmed For PS4

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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CD Projekt RED, PS4, PS4 games, RPG, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Confirmed For PS4

REDengine 3 To "Push The Graphical Limits"

CD Projekt have confirmed that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will grace the PlayStation 4 next year, and have thrown their support behind the "fresh and innovative" console.

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Avadon 2: The Corruption Revealed

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Avadon 2: The Corruption, Indie Games, iPad games, PC games, RPG, Spiderweb Software

Avadon 2: The Corruption Revealed

Spiderweb Software, Jeff Vogel's indie outfit who specialise in exceptional old-school RPGs, have revealed a sequel to Avadon: The Black Fortress. Avadon 2: The Corruption will let players return to the black fortress after its nigh-destruction by a new threat, challenging us to explore an "enormous world full of secrets" and see our  coices reflected in numerous multiple endings.

If you pine for the Infinity Engine days, you'll probably get a huge kick out of this. More details and screens after the break.

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Yoshida: "We Believe In Smaller Developers"

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Dev kits, Indie Games, Next-gen, PS4, Shuhei Yoshida, Sony

Yoshida: "We Believe In Smaller Developers"

Sony’s Mark Cerny described the PS4 as "the most open console" for developers to get games in front of an audience in the Playstation presser on Wednesday night. Asked to clarify this statement, SCE Worldwide president Shuhei Yoshida responded by pledging support to smaller developers when it comes to the PS4, and stating that Sony is actively trying to make it far easier for smaller devs to develop for the next-gen system.

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BioShock Infinite Gets A DLC Season Pass

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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2K Games, Bioshock Infinite, DLC, Irrational Games, season pass

BioShock Infinite Gets A DLC Season Pass

"Three All-New Add-On Packs Are In Development"

2K has announced that BioShock Infinite will receive three expansion packs post-launch, adding "hours of additional gameplay" and "new stories, characters, abilities and weapons."

Did anyone say Season Pass?

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