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Win Microsoft Points For Halo 4 Multiplayer Addiction

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Halo 4, Microsoft, multiplayer, Xbox 360 games, Xbox Live Rewards

Win Microsoft Points For Halo 4 Multiplayer Addiction

Microsoft seems to be both enabling, reinforcing and rewarding compulsive habit-forming behaviour if this latest Xbox Live Rewards scheme is anything to go by.

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Assassin's Creed Anthology Edition Bundles All Five Games With All DLC

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Jonathan Lester
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Amazon, Assassin's Creed Anthology Edition, Assassin's Creed III, PS3 games, Ubisoft, Xbox 360 games

Assassin's Creed Anthology Edition Bundles All Five Games With All DLC

Amazon has announced an exclusive Assassin's Creed bumper bundle that contains all five Assassin's Creed titles - including III - and every piece of available DLC. It will be available from November 30th on PS3 and Xbox 360, priced £119.99.

We've got the contents of the Assassin's Creed Anthology Edition below. Any takers?

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REPORT: “Uncharted: Fight For Fortune” Prematurely Revealed [UPDATED]

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Carl Phillips
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One Loop Games, Sony Computer Entertainment, Uncharted, Uncharted: Fight For Fortune

REPORT: “Uncharted: Fight For Fortune” Prematurely Revealed [UPDATED]

To Be Developed By One Loop Games

Update: It appears the folks over at NeoGAF have been busy, as one of their posters has found and translated a Brazilian classification document for the game. In it, the file confirms that the new Uncharted game will be coming out on the Playstation Vita. Not only that, but it will involve "casino/card games." We'll bring you more updates as we get them.

Original Story: Another entry in the Uncharted series was always going to be on the cards, but this revelation might not be what many were expecting. A notice from the Australian Classification Board was discovered overnight, spreading like wildfire across various websites, but when the news was reported by Gamespot things took an interesting turn. Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, retweeted the news on his Twitter account, practically confirming the legitimacy of the unintended reveal. As such, we now know that Uncharted: Fight For Fortune is going to happen, but we also know that it will be leaving the confines of Sony’s first party studios, being outsourced to One Loop Games.

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Report: Microsoft Developing 7-Inch Xbox Surface Tablet

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Jonathan Lester
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Microsoft, Microsoft Surface, Report, Rumour, Tablet, Tablet gaming, Xbox

Report: Microsoft Developing 7-Inch Xbox Surface Tablet

According to a new report, Microsoft are developing a gaming-optimised Surface tablet with a 7-inch screen and Xbox branding.

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Yoshida Cagey on 2013 Last Guardian Release

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Matt Gardner
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PS3 games, Shuhei Yoshida, Sony, Team Ico, The Last Guardian

Yoshida Cagey on 2013 Last Guardian Release

It's been over four years since The Last Guardian was first announced at E3 2009. It's been dogged with rumours of cancellations, complete media blackouts, studio departures, Ueda's mysterious job-hopping, and precious little to see or watch at all.

Oh, and apparently it might miss out on 2013 too.

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MOH: Warfighter Video Flies Over Zero Dark Thirty Maps

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Matt Gardner
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Danger Close Games, DLC, EA Games, FPS games, Medal Of Honor: Warfighter, Zero Dark Thirty

 

MOH: Warfighter Video Flies Over Zero Dark Thirty Maps

Ah Medal of Honor: Warfighter. We could have been great together, you and I. But alas, it was not to be. Mainly because you were clearly rushed, had a woefully insipid singleplayer mode, and arrived horribly broken.

Still, maybe new DLC will help mend our relationship. The Zero Dark Thirty Map Pack is out this winter, and EA have very kindly delivered a flyover video to let you all know what's in store. It'll be free for any mug eager gamer who purchased the Limited or Deluxe Editions, and has apparently been inspired by a “decade-long manhunt” in some of the world’s most dangerous places: Darra Gun Market and Chitral Compound.

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Demos For Epic Mickey 2 and F1 Race Stars Hit XBL

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Matt Gardner
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Demos, Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two, F1 Race Stars, Xbox Live

Demos For Epic Mickey 2 and F1 Race Stars Hit XBL

Just a quickie, this one. Demos for Disney Epic Mickey 2 and F1 Race Stars have landed on Xblox LIVE as of today, although only Gold members will be able to sample their delights. You can check region availability over on the Xbox.com for the two games here and here respectively.

Hutchinson: Following Ezio Was A "Challenge"

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Matt Gardner
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Alex Hutchinson, Assassin's Creed III, Connor, Ezio, Ubisoft

Hutchinson: Following Ezio Was A "Challenge"

Assassin Creed III's creative director Alex Hutchinson has admitted that it was difficult to follow the charismatic Ezio Auditore da Firenze, but that new protagonist Connor has been "really rewarding".

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PSA: LEGO Lord of the Rings Gets A PC Demo, Out Now

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Matt Gardner
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Demo, LEGO Lord of the Rings, PC games, Traveller's Tales, Warner Bros. Interactive

LEGO Lord of the Rings has landed itself a PC demo so you can get to grips with the LEGO interpretation of The Most Epic Quest For Bling...Ever. It clocks in at 580 MB and is available for Windows 7, XP, and Vista users.

But not for Mac users, probably because that would amount to too many nice things.

Download it here.

THQ Delays South Park, Metro: Last Light, Company of Heroes 2

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Matt Gardner
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Company of Heroes 2, Delays, Metro: Last Light, South Park: The Stick of Truth, THQ

THQ Delays South Park, Metro: Last Light, Company of Heroes 2

The latest financial report from THQ has revealed that a number of THQ's fourth quarter releases are now to be pushed back, with additional time required to ensure that they are "market-ready".

Those games include South Park: The Stick of Truth, Company of Heroes 2, and Metro: Last Light.

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IO Interactive: It's "Difficult To Educate Players" When It Comes To Choice

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Matt Gardner
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Action Games, Hitman: Absolution, Io Interactive, Square Enix, Stealth Games, Tore Blystad

IO Interactive: It's "Difficult To Educate Players" When It Comes To Choice

The prevalence of linear gaming experiences has led to a certain difficulty in educating gamers about player choice, according to IO Interactive's Tore Blystad.

Instead of simply being a relatively one-way experience, Blystad suggested that games such as Hitman Absolution are all about giving the player the opportunities to discover things for themselves, and that highlighting that can be tricky because gamers are increasingly used to being told that there's only one way to do something and one path to stick to.

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Tales of Xillia Gets New Screens, Coming To Europe In Five Different Languages

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Matt Gardner
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JRPGs, Localisation, Namco Bndai, Namco Tales Studio, RPGs, Screenshots, Tales of Xillia

Tales of Xillia Gets New Screens, Coming To Europe In Five Different Languages

Localisation win! We had a large soft spot for Tales of Graces f, and Namco Bandai have now announced that Tales of Xillia will be making it to Europe in five different languages. The German, French, and English texts will now be joined by Spanish and Italian, hopefully opening up the audience for a little more JRPG wonderment.

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Second GTA V Trailer Coming Next Week

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Matt Gardner
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GTA V, News about news, Rockstar Games

Second GTA V Trailer Coming Next Week

Wannabe crims rejoice! The interminably slow drip of tightly controlled GTA V material continues next week as Rockstar have announced that the second trailer for GTA V will go live a week tomorrow on Wednesday 14th November.

We'll have the video onsite as soon as we're able, and you'll also be able to tune in to watch it here.

David Braben Kickstarts Elite Sequel

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Jonathan Lester
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David Braben, Elite, Elite: Dangerous, Frontier Elite, PC games, Space Sim

David Braben Kickstarts Elite Sequel

"Become One Of The Elite Once More"

We knew that Kinectimals couldn't satisfy David Braben forever, and the legendary designer has finally given us what we all really wanted: a sequel to Elite. Entitled Elite: Dangerous, the new project promises to let us "take a ship and 100 credits to make money legally or illegally - trade, bounty-hunt, pirate, assassinate your way across the galaxy."

If it raises £1,250,000 before January 5th, that is.

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Valve: Linux Is The "Best Alternative" To Windows 8 & iOS

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Jonathan Lester
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iOS, Linux, Steam, Ubuntu, Valve, Windows 8

Valve: Linux Is The "Best Alternative" To Windows 8 & iOS

Valve have reaffirmed their support of the Linux platform, which they believe to be the only thing 'keeping the open platform alive.'

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Dragonborn Trailer Is Now Live, Watch It Now

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Matt Gardner
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Bethesda Game Studios, Bethesda Softworks, Chasing the dragon, DLC, Dragon Mounts, Dragonborn, Puff the Magic Dragon, Riding the Dragon, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Dragonborn Trailer Is Now Live, Watch It Now

"You Didn't Think That You Were The Only One...?"

As foretold earlier, Bethesda have dropped the reveal trailer for Skyrim's upcoming DLC pack - "Dragonborn". The trailer features some more chanting Nords as well as a host of new enemy types, some tourist shots of Solstheim, dragons with their bones picked cleaner than a KFC bargain bucket on a Friday night, and...wait...is he...is he riding the dragon?

Why yes, yes I do believe he is.

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Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge Trailer Looks Much-Improved

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Jonathan Lester
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Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, Team Ninja, Techmo Koei, trailer, Wii U games

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge Trailer Looks Much-Improved

The Wii U version of Ninja Gaiden 3, subtitled Razor's Edge, promises to be much more than a port. Instead, Team Ninja appear to be trying to atone for the mediocre quality of the disappointing sequel by introducing a new and faster character, Ayane, reinstating dismemberment and tuning the combat.

Amazingly, this latest trailer actually resembles a decent game, though we'll find out the truth of things when Razor's Edge releases for Wii U on January 11th.

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Square Enix: £20 Mobile Titles "Haven't Had The Negative Sales Response Some Would Think"

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Matt Gardner
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Android, Final Fantasy Dimensions, iOS, Mobile games, Mobile pricing, Sales, Square Enix

Square Enix: £20 Mobile Titles "Haven't Had The Negative Sales Response Some Would Think"

Square Enix have come under a little bit of fire for having the gall to release games on services such iOS and Android at comparatively super-premium rates. The recent Final Fantasy Dimensions, for example, hit the App Store at £19.99.

However, the company have suggested that such premium pricing has turned over more revenue than plenty of free-to-play titles, saying that the sales response has been far from negative.

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Splinter Cell Blacklist Director: Flashy AAA Games Will Evolve Into Deeper & Cheaper 'aaa'

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Jonathan Lester
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AAA games, Digital vs Retail, Indie Games, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Ubisoft

Splinter Cell Blacklist Director: Flashy AAA Games Will Evolve Into Deeper & Cheaper 'aaa'

Ubisoft's Patrick Redding believes that the traditional 'AAA' game is going to evolve over the coming years, with developers focusing on "systemic depth" and creative gameplay rather than flashy graphics. Think Minecraft, not Modern Warfare. These smaller 'aaa' titles will apparently focus on player-driven storylines and gameplay, while requiring smaller teams and overheads for publishers.

Sounds good to us, actually. More details below.

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DONTNOD: Only Betting On Straight, White, Male Stereotypes Is "F**king Stupid"

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Matt Gardner
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Capcom, DONTNOD Entertainment, Protagonists, Remember Me, Stereotypes

DONTNOD: Only Betting On Straight, White, Male Stereotypes Is "F**king Stupid"

Jean-Maxime Moris, the creative director on Capcom's Remember Me, has slammed the prevalent use of the "straight, white, man" as a stereotypical central protagonist.

Speaking in a recent interview, Moris used the statement to highlight the differences that DONTNOD are striving for with Nilin - Remember Me's female, mixed-race, central character.

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