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Wasteland 2 Unleashed In Lengthy Gameplay Preview

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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inXile Entertainment, PC games, RPG, Wasteland 2

InXile Entertainment have published the first gameplay video of crowd-funded sequel Wasteland 2. The post-apocalyptic RPG may still be work in progress, but this meaty narrated preview gives us a taste of the turn-based combat and gritty adult tone, while promising plenty of improvements to come.

"Our goal is to build a very deep combat system," explains designer Chris Keenan, "with the potential to dive in and fine-tune your damage-output and tactics, while not absolutely requiring that level of micro-management from all players."

With luck, Wasteland 2 will be another Kickstarter success story when it releases at the tail end of 2013.

Here's Eleven Minutes Of Tomb Raider Gameplay

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Crystal Dynamics, PS3 games, Square Enix, Tomb Raider, trailer, Xbox 360 games

Here's Eleven Minutes Of Tomb Raider Gameplay

Crystal Dynamics have released a big fat slice of Tomb Raider gameplay for us to pore over, showing off Lara's survival instincts, traversal and shotgun shenanigans as she escapes from a ruined monastery. The controversial reboot is looking increasingly impressive ahead of its March 5th launch, and we're looking forward to seeing whether it manages to revitalise the classic series.

We've got more details in our Tomb Raider hands-on preview.

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Meet The Desperado Elite In New Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Trailer

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Action Games, Kojima Productions, Konami, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Platinum Games, PS3 games, trailer, Xbox 360 games

The latest trailer for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance puts us on first-name terms with four of Raiden's most deadly adversaries: the Desperado Elite mercenaries. Mistral, Monsoon, Sundowner and Jetstream all pack advanced armour and insane abilities, which will probably test our reflexes to the limit if Platinum Games' previous works are anything to go by.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is out on February 22nd, and we're more than a little excited. Stay tuned for our full review nearer the time.

Journey Creator Hints At "Emotional" Next Game

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Jenova Chen, Journey, Thatgamecompany

Journey Creator Hints At "Emotional" Next Game

'It Has To Be Much Bigger Than The PlayStation Platform'

Thatgamecompany's Jenova Chen has dropped a few tantalising tidbits about their next game, which will likely launch on more than just the PlayStation Network.

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Ubisoft: Multiplatform Release Is "The Only Reason" For Rayman Legends Delay

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Delay, PS3 games, Rayman Legends, Ubisoft, Wii U games, Xbox 360 games

Ubisoft: Multiplatform Release Is "The Only Reason" For Rayman Legends Delay

Wii U To Receive Exclusive Demo

Ubisoft has spoken out to explain why Rayman Legends' Wii U release date has been pushed back from next week to September 2013, stating that the decision was only made to allow for a smooth multiplatform launch.

Perhaps confusing 'compensation' with 'torture,' they also plan to give Wii U owners a little taste of what to expect with a new demo in the coming weeks.

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Wii U Only Attracted 1.6% Of January Software Sales

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Nintendo, UK retail, Wii U

Wii U Only Attracted 1.6% Of January Software Sales

According to the latest figures, the Wii U is struggling to compete with the established consoles in terms of software sales.

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NVIDIA: Project Shield Will "Raise The Bar For Android And PC Gaming"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Android Games, NVIDIA, PC games, Project Shield

New Demo Shows Real Boxing In Action

NVIDIA is optimistic that their Project Shield handheld will cater for PC and Android gamers alike, claiming that it will "raise the bar" and give PC owners a new way to experience their favourite games. So long as they're in range of their home network and happen to own a beefy NVIDIA GeForce graphics card, that is.

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UK Games Charts | 9th February 2013

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Dead Space 3, UK Games Charts, UK retail

UK Games Charts | 9th February 2013

It probably won't surprise you to learn that Dead Space 3 has romped into the UK top spot. With only three days of sales under its belt, clearly players are excited to experience the last chapter of Isaac's horrific story. Our full review is on the way, but Matt has been burbling some rather positive things during his more coherent Marker-induced hallucinations.

JRPG darling Ni No Kuni has settled down to sixth place in its second week of sales, while everyone else has assumed a holding pattern (seven games haven't budged an inch since last week). And no, there are no Wii U games anywhere near the top 40. I know it's embarrassing. Stop asking.

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At A Glance: Roundup 4th-10th 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 4th-10th February 2013

Well, there was a week Nintendo would like to forget. Ninja Gaiden and Rayman go multiplatform. Plus, Scribblenauts and even f**king Rayman get delayed. Beyond: Two Souls however, will at least see a release this year on PS3. Skyrim PS3 DLC finally gets dated, but it doesn't matter because everyone now wants The Witcher 3 instead.

Our reviews include Skulls of the Shogun on XBLA and a few games for the Vita in the shape of Orgarhythm and Dokuro. Features include Top Ten Hack n' Slashers, podcasts, an Anno Online hands-on preview, a video of the first 20 minutes of Dead Space 3 and my Sunday Seven article focuses on a few extra reveals we may see at Sony's upcoming presser in addition to the PlayStation 4.

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Lego City Undercover Trailer - The Wii U Saviour?

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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LEGO City Undercover, trailer, Wii U games

Lego City Undercover Trailer - The Wii U Saviour?

The latest trailer released for Lego City Undercover makes us want it even more. And with the Wii U losing so many exclusives recently, Nintendo will be desperate to keep hold of this one as the success of past Lego titles, could make this a bonafide system seller.

The video shows on foot and vehicular gameplay along with some very amusing story scenes. Players of Lego Batman 2 will be able to attest that Traveller’s Tales are very capable of writing funny scripts and this looks set to be even better. Bring on March 28th.

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Ratchet: Q-Force 1.04 Patch Adds New Map & Tweaks, But No Vita Version

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Insomniac Games, PS3 games, Ratchet & Clank: Q-Force

Ratchet: Q-Force 1.04 Patch Adds New Map & Tweaks, But No Vita Version

The latest patch for Ratchet & Clank Q-Force has just been released giving players a free new map of the classic location of Metropolis. Released late last year, the game was hardly a classic addition to the series, ditching the platforming in favour of a tower-defence model. Check out our review here. Maybe these additions will tempt some players back.

The patch also introduces a number of tweaks and balance fixes to the weapons and defences. There’s nothing particularly huge, but reducing the Warmonger’s rockets from five to three just makes me all kinds of sad. There’s no mention of when we’re getting the free Vita version that was supposed to ship with the game as a part of Sony’s cross-buy incentive.

The patch weighs in at a meaty 427MB and all the minute details are listed after the break.

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Beyond: Two Souls Coming “This Year”

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Beyond: Two Souls, David Cage, PS3 games, Quantic Dream

Beyond: Two Souls Coming “This Year”

We’ve had enough of delays recently, so it’s good to hear something a little more positive. David Cage has told IGN that Beyond: Two Souls will be released this year, with an actual release date to be announced very soon.

This may sound a little vague, but we had a strong feeling that the Ellen Page-fronted game would slip into next year’s line-up. So much so, I decided to omit it from my Sunday Seven article, 2013’s Most Wanted Games. Cage also confirmed the game is almost at the beta stage.

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Game Buzz | Episode 18 - Delayman

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Dreamfall Chapters, Game Buzz, Microsoft, Ouya, Podcast, PWNCAST, Rayman Legends, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Ubisoft, Wii U, XNA

Game Buzz | Episode 18 - Delayman

This week we take a look at Ubisoft's decision to delay Rayman Legends as well as their less-than-glowing remarks about the Wii U; we discuss Geralt's beardy return as The Witcher 3 is unveiled; we lament Microsoft's move to ditch XNA, and question their decision to not announce any hint off a replacement dev kit; we chat about the implication of yearly Ouya consoles; and we get very excited over Dreamfall Chapters.

Game Buzz | Episode 18 - Delayman. Recorded 9th February, 2013.

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language.

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EA Takes Credit For Dead Space 3 Resource Farming Exploit

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Dead Space 3, EA, Exploit, Visceral Games

EA Takes Credit For Dead Space 3 Resource Farming Exploit

"We Encourage Players To Explore The Game"

EA has no plans to fix a recently-discovered exploit in Dead Space 3 that allows players to farm resources instead of shelling out for microtransactions... because it was apparently a purposeful design decision.

No, really.

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Get Free Games This Weekend With Green Man Gaming & Playfire

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Free stuff, Green Man Gaming, PC games, Playfire

Get Free Games This Weekend With Green Man Gaming & Playfire

Green Man Gaming are giving away some free games over the weekend, so long as you're willing to create and link a Playfire account. The procedure is relatively painless - and you won't have to use Playfire's social network if you don't want to.

So, here are the goodies and the time-dependent schedule.

Better than a poke in the eye, no?

Second Sim City Beta Event Announced

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Dr Vu, EA, Maxis, Maxisman, PC games, Sim City, Simulation games

Second Sim City Beta Event Announced

Heroes & Villians Make Their Way Into The Limited Edition Pre-Order

It’s not long until it finally hit our PC, but Maxis have announced that a second beta event for will take place on February 16th if you want to sample (and provide some last minute feedback) for Sim City. Those interested can head over to the official website to sign up.

As well as announce the beta event, Maxis have added a little extra incentive for prospective buyers to put money down for a pre-order. The Limited Edition will now come bundled with the Heroes and Villians set, adding in a superhero called Maxisman to defend your city, and a supervillian called Dr. Vu to cause havoc on your streets. We have a new trailer for your perusal after the jump.

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Obsidian To Approach Disney With New Star Wars Pitch

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Disney, LucasArts, Obsidian Entertainment, Pitch, Star Wars

Obsidian To Approach Disney With New Star Wars Pitch

"There's A Lot Of Different Eras In Star Wars"

Obsidian Entertainment, who developed Knights Of The Old Republic II back in the day, are apparently sitting on a pitch for a new Star Wars game and plans to approach Disney just as soon as the dust has settled.

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Kickstarter Campaign Finally Begins For Dreamfall Chapters

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Adventure Games, Dreamfall Chapters, Kickstarter, PC games, Ragnar Tornquist, Red Thread Games

Kickstarter Campaign Finally Begins For Dreamfall Chapters

Promises “An Emotional, Exciting & Challenging Journey”

After weeks of waiting and plenty of teasing on Twitter, Red Thread Games have officially begun their Kickstarter campaign for Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey. The target? $850,000, but should it be met the Norwegian studio promises to deliver “a proper adventure game” with a “rich, deep, and complex storyline.” We have more info, along with the Kickstarter pitch video, after the jump.

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Rayman Legends Devs Furious At Wii U Version Delay

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Rayman Legends, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Montpellier, Wii U games

Rayman Legends Devs Furious At Wii U Version Delay

"Some Men In Ties Took A Wrong Choice"

A Rayman Legends developer has vented their frustration about the near-complete game being delayed by seven months, suggesting that half a year of backbreaking crunch time has been wasted.

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StarCraft II: Heart Of The Swarm Trailer Caters For Newcomers & Veterans Alike

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Blizzard, RTS, StarCraft II, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, trailer

StarCraft II's upcoming expansion, Heart Of The Swarm, promises to deliver "new ways to play" for commanders at both ends of the experience spectrum. Newcomers can learn the ropes with new training modes and tutorials, whereas veterans can freely hone their skills unranked play or get stuck into a new levelling system in ranked matches.

Heart Of The Swarm is due on March 12th. Expect more details about eSports features and other tweaks before then.