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Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Gameplay Trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Android Games, Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition, Beamdog, iPad games, Mac games, PC games, RPG

Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Gameplay Trailer

Beamdog have released a new trailer for Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition to foreshadow its November 28th launch on PC and iPad. It'll contain a new adventure (The Black Pits), new characters and "over 400 improvements" compared to the original game - plus some new voice acting if the (slightly messy) audio is anything to go by.

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The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut | £1.75 | GamersGate | PC

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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CD Projekt, PC games, RPG, The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut

The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director's Cut | £1.75 | GamersGate | PC

The Witcher's Enhanced Edition was briefly on sale on Steam, but GamersGate seems willing to keep their similar price around for longer.

Put simply, this is a lot of good game for your money. Credit to bastings at HotUKDeals, who found this yesterday.

Emotional Molyneux Admits Promising Too Much: "I Can't Blame People For Not Believing"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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22Cans, Peter Molyneux, Project GODUS

Emotional Molyneux Admits Promising Too Much: "I Can't Blame People For Not Believing"

'I Know I've Said Things... I Just Still Believe So Much'

Following the news that Peter Molyneux has Kickstarted a new God Game - Project GODUS - the influential and outspoken developer has tearfully acknowledged that he's sometimes 'over-promised' throughout the last few years... and that he can't blame people for being cynical about his upcoming projects.

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Planetside 2: ProSiebenSat Launcher Crashes Fixed

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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MMOFPS, PC games, Planetside 2, SOE

Planetside 2: ProSiebenSat Launcher Crashes Fixed

SOE Shoulders The Blame

Numerous European players (myself included) were been unable to play Planetside 2 at launch, due to the ProSiebenSat-hosted client crashing when connecting to the servers. Luckily, Sony Online Entertainment have fixed the problem (it's now working fine), and admitted that it was a fault on their end.

"Prosieben players - if you were crashing at the launchpad it's fixed now," SOE President John Smedley tweeted. That was SOE's fault. sorry. We fixed it." Game on.

While you're waiting for the hefty download and install procedure, why not check out Carl's Dealspwn Playthrough videos? The massive free-to-play vehicular MMOFPS is looking mighty tasty indeed.

Indie Airship Combat Game PULP! Releases Browser Demo For Final Kickstarter Push

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Indie Games, PC games, PULP!

PULP!, "a science fantasy airship combat game" from indie developer Kenneth Bowen, currently has eight days to secure the majority of its $25,000 Kickstarter total. In an effort to give prospective backers a taste of what to expect, a browser demo is now available on the Nectar Games site. Though it represents very early work in progress, it's an interesting look at how the airborne combat will play out.

If you like what you see, PULP! needs to raise $15K at the time of writing. Check out the Kickstarter page here.

Next Hitman Game Will Offer A "Fresh Perspective"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Hitman, Io Interactive, Square Enix Montreal

Next Hitman Game Will Offer A "Fresh Perspective"

Square Enix Montreal To Develop, IO Moves Onto New Project

Hitman: Absolution has only been on shelves for 48 hours, but IO Interactive are already talking about the next game in the series. Interestingly, newly-formed studio Square Enix Montreal will be taking on the project, allowing IO to move onto a mysterious new venture.

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Halo 4 Matchmaking: SWAT Gets Another Week, FFA Throwback Incoming

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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343 Industries, Halo 4, multiplayer, SWAT, Xbox 360 games

Halo 4 Matchmaking: SWAT Gets Another Week, FFA Throwback Incoming

343 Industies have revealed next week's Halo 4 matchmaking updates. In view of its massive popularity, the SWAT gametype will be given yet another week's grace, while Team Snipers will be replaced by FFA Throwback (eight player free-for-all Oddball and King Of The Hill matches). The next round of updates will take place next Monday.

A few fixes have also been implemented as of this week. You can check them out after the break.

What are you playing online at the moment, Xbox 360 owners? Is Black Ops II or Halo 4 dominating your time... or something else entirely?

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Halo 4's Spartan Ops Originally Conceived As Randomised Objective Firefight Mode

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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343 Industries, Halo 4, Spartan Ops, Xbox 360 games

Halo 4's Spartan Ops Originally Conceived As Randomised Objective Firefight Mode

"New And Never Before Seen Playspaces And Environments" Incoming

One of Halo 4's most exciting selling points is providing to be the Spartan Ops campaign: five cooperative missions released per week that will gradually unfurl into an enormous side-story. In case you haven't tried it yet, Episode 3 features the pitched Scorpion and Mantis battles that we could only dream about in the singleplayer campaign.

However, 343 Industies has revealed that Spartan Ops originally had much humbler aspirations.

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ArenaNet Talk Future Plans For Guild Wars 2

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Carl Phillips
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News
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ArenaNet, Guild Wars 2, MMORPGs, NCsoft, The Lost Shores

ArenaNet Talk Future Plans For Guild Wars 2

Lessons Learned From Lost Shores Event

Last weekend saw the second large scale event in Guild Wars 2, The Lost Shores, which also played host to a one-time-only event involving a battle against the Kraka. With the dust now settled from the slaughter of copious amounts of large spider-crab-things, Studio Design Director Chris Whiteside has taken the time to discuss what was learned from the event, and what the future has in store for ArenaNet’s MMORPG.

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Black Ops II Xbox 360 & PC Patches Now Live [UPDATE]

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Black Ops II, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Patch, Treyarch, Xbox 360 games

Black Ops II Xbox 360 & PC Patches Now Live [UPDATE]

Dragonfires & Escort Drones Get Fixed

A new title update for Call Of Duty: Black Ops II's Xbox 360 version went live yesterday, and Treyarch have finally gotten around to releasing the patch notes. The update includes major fixes to "flight range parameters" that caused issues with Dragonfire and Escort Drone scorestreaks, alongside other niggles. We've got the patch notes after the break.

Brendan awarded Treyarch's effort 8/10 in our Black Ops II review, suggesting that "existing party favourites, deathmatch options and shiny futuristic boomsticks will make this your new favourite online FPS."

UPDATE: Treyarch has also revealed patch notes for yesterday's PC update, which sorts out a couple of singleplayer glitches and adds FOV options.

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Divinity: Original Sin Meeting Footage Shows New Gameplay

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Divinity: Original Sin, Larian Studios, PC games, PS3 games, RPG, Xbox 360 games

Divinity: Original Sin Meeting Footage Shows New Gameplay

Larian Studios have released a video of an internal playtest meeting, wherein several of the staff play the latest build of Divinity: Original Sin. You'll see some new gameplay footage alongside narration from the developers, though you'll probably want to activate the captions to work out what they're saying in parts.

I took a look at Divinity: Original Sin at E3 2012 - and it seems to be shaping up rather nicely. It's slated for a Q2 2013 release.

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Lab Zero Games: Reverge Layoffs Weren't "Malicious Or Acrimonious"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Dealspwn Exclusive, Lab Zero Games, Reverge Labs, Skullgirls

Lab Zero Games: Reverge Layoffs Weren't "Malicious Or Acrimonious"

Yesterday, we learned that the development team behind phenomenal competition fighting game Skullgirls had been laid off from Reverge Labs back in June, and have now formed their own studio after a few months of unemployment. Lab Zero Games have told us that the split was neither "malicious or acrimonious," and that it was probably originally supposed to be a temporary cost-cutting measure.

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22cans Takes Project GODUS To Kickstarter

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Carl Phillips
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News
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22Cans, Kickstarter, Peter Molyneux, Project GODUS, Strategy games

“Reinvention Of Populous” From The Man Who Made The Original

The next project from the Curiosity developers 22cans has now been revealed; Project GODUS. Touted as “a delightful reinvention of the god game from 22cans and Peter Molyneux, who created the genre,” the title has gone onto Kickstarter to in order to secure the funds it needs to be made.

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Nintendo Land UK TV Adverts Challenge Us To "Talk Or Fail"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Nintendo, Nintendo Land, Trailers, Wii U games

Nintendo Land UK TV Adverts Challenge Us To "Talk Or Fail"

Just in case you're not already fed up with the Wii U adverts that are finally starting to crop up here in the UK, we've corralled them all below. Nintendo's tagline - "talk or fail" - is an interesting hook to try and sell Nintendo Land's asymmetrical multiplayer, though whether the sickly sweet ads will find traction with us dedicated gaming types is up for debate (how many you can watch in one go...?).

Nintendo Land, an asymmetrical minigame collection designed to educate players in what to expect from the Gamepad peripheral, will be shipped as a pack-in with the Wii U Premium Edition, though will have to be bought standalone if you've opted for the Basic set. Our hands-on impressions range from cautiously intrigued (me) to seething rage (Matt).

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DICE Doesn't Want To Become A "Battlefield Factory," Mirror's Edge 2 Reportedly Still In Development

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Battlefield, DICE, EA, Mirror's Edge 2

DICE Doesn't Want To Become A "Battlefield Factory," Mirror's Edge 2 Reportedly Still In Development

DICE is keen to avoid being typecast as the studio who just make Battlefield, and plans to diversify accordingly.

Which ties in nicely with another report suggesting that Mirror's Edge 2 is still in development.

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Planetside 2 Rolls Out, Promises "The Future Of War"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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MMO, MMOFPS, PC games, Planetside 2, Sony Online Entertainment

Launch Successful Despite European Teething Troubles

Planetside 2, the free-to-play MMOFPS featuring enormous three-way battles between massed infantry, ground vehicles and aircraft, has now left beta and is available to download. Carl's recent Dealspwn Playthrough videos suggest that it's poised to set a new standard for F2P gaming, but since last night's launch, many European players are reporting issues with the client.

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UKIE Report Says Over 40% Of UK Population Now Plays Games

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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UKIE, United Kingdom

UKIE Report Says Over 40% Of UK Population Now Plays Games

43% Of Parents Game With Their Kids, Gamers "More Sociable" & Sporty

A newly-published report from British trade body UKIE suggests that the United Kingdom is fast becoming a united gaming nation.

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THQ Buys Eight Weeks' Grace With Creditor To Avoid Bankruptcy

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Jonathan Lester
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Buyout, Financials, THQ

THQ Buys Eight Weeks' Grace With Creditor To Avoid Bankruptcy

New Deal In The Works, CFO Resigns

Financially struggling publisher THQ have managed to negociate some breathing room with their creditor, Wells Fargo, despite defaulting on repayment of a $50 million loan. Apparently this time will be used to secure a new line of sponsorship or proceed with a buyout.

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Metro: Last Light Devs Describe Wii U CPU As "Horrible, Slow"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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4A Games, Nintendo, THQ, Wii U

Metro: Last Light Devs Describe Wii U CPU As "Horrible, Slow"

Metro: Last Light probably won't be coming to the Wii U, after 4A Games slammed its CPU in no uncertain terms.

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Wii U Profitable For Nintendo After One Game Purchase

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Nintendo, Wii U

Wii U Profitable For Nintendo After One Game Purchase

Though the Wii U is technically a loss-making console for Nintendo, it appears that the margins are incredibly tight.

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