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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Public Beta Starts This Week

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Jonathan Lester
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Beta, Cross-platform play, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS Vita games, PS3 games, Sony, Superbot Entertainment

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Public Beta Starts This Week

PS Plus & Vita Owners Get Early Access

Sony has announced that PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to participate in a multiplayer beta for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale from this Wednesday, with regular PSN members getting access the following week. Brilliantly, Vita owners can also get involved from tomorrow, whether or not they're a Plus member. More details below.

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Report: Black Ops II Season Pass Revealed?

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Activision, Black Ops II, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, FPS, season pass, Treyarch

Report: Black Ops II Season Pass Revealed?

£34.99 For 4 Map Packs

A premature post on the official Call Of Duty website has seemingly outed a season pass for Black Ops II. According to the indiscreet listing, £34.99 will net players four map packs (including multiplayer and Zombie content) for £34.99.

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Rayman Creator: Wii U Gamepad Latency Is "1/60th Of A Second"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Gamepad, Michel Ancel, Nintendo, Rayman Legends, Wii U

Rayman Creator: Wii U Gamepad Latency Is "1/60th Of A Second"

"The Response Time Is Crazy"

Perhaps in an effort to make us even more excited for the recently-delayed Rayman Legends, series creator Michel Ancel has spoken out to suggest that the Wii U Gamepad is a seriously responsive bit of kit.

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New Content Coming To War Of The Roses

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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DLC, Fatshark, PC games, War of the Roses

New Content Coming To War Of The Roses

Fatshark has announced that loads of new weapons, maps and even gametypes are heading to War Of The Roses over the coming months, and have dated some nifty new inclusions for November. If you're getting stuck into the brutal fifteenth century battlefield - and if not, why not? - then hit the jump for the details.

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Microsoft Introduce Xbox Music Subscription Streaming Service

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Micrsoft, Spotify, Streaming services, Windows 8, Windows RT, Xbox music

Microsoft Introduce Xbox Music Subscription Streaming Service

Microsoft unveiled Xbox Music today - their music-streaming Spotify competitor - that will be rolling out across all MS devices from Windows 8 PCs to Windows RT tablets, smartphones, and, of course, Xbox 360 consoles.

Much like Spotify, Xbox Music will offer an ad-supported free service alongside an ad-free premium service that require a $9.99/£8.99 per month subscription. Although the free version will be supported across PCs, tablets, and smartphones, you'll have to pay the subscription fee for the Xbox Music Pass if you want to stream from your console. Moreover, the hours available to free users will be limited after a six month period.

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Ravaged Trailer Prepares For Carnage

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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2 Dawn Games, multiplayer, PC games, Ravaged, Reverb Games, trailer

Ravaged, the post-apocalyptic vehicular shooter from 2 Dawn Games, will be hitting PCs on October 17th after securing a successful Kickstarter campaign and publishing support from Reverb.

The launch trailer, aptly named Prepare For Carnage, illustrates exactly why you should be excited about this.

Zombies To Invade Hong Kong In Sleeping Dogs DLC

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Matt Gardner
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News
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DLC, Sleeping Dogs, Square Enix, United Front Games, Wei Shen, Zombies

Zombies To Invade Hong Kong In Sleeping Dogs DLC

The zombie craze just will not die. Ahem. Sorry.

United Front Games and Square Enix have announced that the fantastic Sleeping Dogs will be the next game to receive the undead treatment, unveiling a DLC pack called "Nightmare in North Point".

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DmC Gets Comic-Con Trailer, Console Demo Confirmed, Hints At Vergil DLC

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Action Games, Capcom, Comic-Con, DMC: Devil May Cry, Ninja Theory

Ninja Theory are going to meet the negative fan reaction from Capcom's plethora of hysterical die-hards head-on, confirming during a Comic-Con panel that DmC: Devil May Cry will be receiving an online demo, and dropping a new trailer for the game.

Producer Alex Jones spilled the beans over the weekend, although Capcom are yet to confirm a date. He also asserted that there will be no on-disc DLC, with Ninja Theory's Dominique Matthews revealing that DmC will sport "a few novelty modes", unlocked on completing the game.

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SimCity Disaster Screenshots

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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EA, Maxis, Screenshots, Sim games, SimCity

SimCity Disaster Screenshots

Building a successful metropolis in SimCity isn't going to be easy. Not only will you have to contend with power concerns, zoning and infrastructure management, but you'll also need to respond to the very real threat of massive earthquakes, tornadoes and alien abductions.

Just one of many reasons why Maxis' upcoming city sandbox is fast becoming our most anticipated games of 2013. Behold our latest SimCity hands-on preview for more details, and check out the disastrous new screens after the break.

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UK Games Charts | 13th October 2012

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Dishonored, FIFA 13, Resident Evil 6, Sales, UK Charts, UK retail

UK Games Charts | 13th October 2012

FIFA 13 still reigns supreme this week, fending off some stiff challenges from the terrifically impressive Dishonored and XCOM:Enemy Unknown, the former of which set the bar for the biggest new IP launch of 2012. A 78% drop in sales see Resident Evil 6 fall to fourth, with Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 sandwiching Capcom's divisive action-horror return in third and fifth respectively. MCV reports that even if the numbers for the two Pokemon titles were combined, they still wouldn't have dislodged Dishonored.

It was a disappointing debut for Fable: The Journey, though, but being a Kinect-only game that makes you feel like your arm might fall off, that was perhaps to be expected. You can read the chronicles of Jon's physical torture at the hands of Lionhead's latest in his review here.

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At A Glance: Weekly Roundup 7th October - 14th October 2012

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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At A Glance, Game news, News Roundup, October 2012, Weekly Roundup

At A Glance: Weekly Roundup 7th October - 14th October 2012

Free DLC for Resi and Tekken made us smile this week as did the return of Chris Roberts and his new game, Squadron 42. Less fun was Rayman getting delayed, essentially removing the best game from the Wii U's launch lineup. Our reviews include XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Fable: The Journey and what could be game of the year, Dishonored. Features include survival guides for XCOM and Dishonored. Matt also gets extensive hands-on sessions with Far Cry 3 and the Wii U.

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Game Buzz | Episode 4: Spaaace

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Chris Roberts, Corvo Attano, Fable The Journey, Game Buzz, Gordon Freeman, Podcast, PWNCAST, Spaaace, Space sims, Squadron 42, Star Citizen

Game Buzz | Episode 4: Spaaace

We tried to talk about some other news this week, but really Chris Roberts' return was the only thing dominating our minds. If you haven't watched the trailer for Squadron 42, do it now! Frankly, even if you haven't, watch it again! We chat about our love of space sims, discuss the extensive opportunities presented by Star Citizen's ambitious concept, and dream of freelancing across the stars.

Elsewhere, we try and assess whether or not Gordon Freeman really is "creepy as hell", we briefly look at the Windows 8 Store's restrictive 18+ rating policy, and Jon's arm falls off.

Game Buzz: Episode 4 - Spaaace, Recorded: October 12th, 2012

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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Want more? Check out the rest of our PWNCAST posts onsite, hit us up on iTunes, or subscribe to the PWNCAST Feed here.

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Capcom Already Planning Remember Me Sequels

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Brendan Griffiths
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Capcom, DONTNOD Entertainment, Game news, Michael Pattison, Remember Me

Capcom Already Planning Remember Me Sequels

Despite Remember Me not even having a firm release date, it would seem Capcom are already planning to turn the game into a series. The new IP was revealed at Gamescom and has impressed us ever since with a series of gameplay videos showing combo editors, brawling and some seriously slick sci-fi locations.

At the end of the day, new IPs are risky ventures and it’s not really surprising that Capcom aren’t planning a one-off title.

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Metro: Last Light Loses Multiplayer

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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4A Games, FPS games, Game news, Metro: Last Light, THQ

Metro: Last Light Loses Multiplayer

The multiplayer component of upcoming FPS title, Metro: Last Light has been cancelled. 4A Games made a statement via the game’s blog, citing a desire to concentrate on the single-player campaign as the reason.

The decision was made after E3, but has only just been confirmed publically. Despite keen fan interest for details about the multiplayer, the developers realised that the single-player experience was what fans really care about. While the game won’t ship with any multiplayer, we could still see something later on.

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Mass Effect 3 Omega DLC Priced & Dated

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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BioWare, DLC, EA, Mass Effect 3

Mass Effect 3 Omega DLC Priced & Dated

Mass Effect 3's recently-announced Omega DLC pack will be hitting on 27th November, costing you $15 or 1200 Microsoft Points. CVG reports that players will assume control of crime boss Aria T'Loak to kick Cerberus off the eponymous asteroid, providing a story "double the size" of any previous Mass Effect expansion.

"New enemies" such as the Cerberus Dragoon will also be added, along with a female Turian NPC (a first for the series) and the return of the villainous General Petrovsky from the Mass Effect: Invasion comic series.

PSN Offline For Maintenance On Monday October 15th

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Maintenance, Playstation network, Playstation Store, PSN, Sony

PSN Offline For Maintenance On Monday October 15th

It's that time again, folks! The PlayStation Network will be offline for scheduled maintenance this coming Monday.

Expect services to be down from 13:00 BST on October 15th  through until 02:00 BST on Tuesday morning. As per usual, users will be unable to access the PlayStation Store, Account Management, Account Registration, or play online. Trophies will still be operational, however, and will update on users' profiles once the PSN is operational again.

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Episode 2 Goes Live

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Matt Gardner
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News
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343 Industries, Halo 4, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, Microsoft Studios, Videos

The second episode of Halo 4's live-action promotional miniseries - Forward Unto Dawn - has gone live. You can fin it over at Halo Waypoint or watch it above courtesy of Machinima.

We'd also recommend giving our Halo 4 hands-on preview a read too.

Halo 4 releases for Xbox 360 on November 6th.

Designer Harvey Smith Unsure About Dishonored Sequel

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Arkane Studios, Bethesda, Dishonored, Harvey Smith, Sequels

Designer Harvey Smith Unsure About Dishonored Sequel

One of the best things about Dishonored is the way in which the world of the Empire of the Isles, and Dunwall itself in particular, is crafted. Given the opportunity to revisit it, lead designer Harvey Smith is unsure whether he'd grab the opportunity or look o close "the vault door".

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Hawken Closed Beta Announced For Late October

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Adhesive Games, Closed beta, F2P, Hawken, Meteor Entertainment, PC games

Hawken Closed Beta Announced For Late October

We like mechs here on Dealspwn. We like them a lot. So we're rather excited about the fact that F2P mech extravaganza Hawken is having a closed beta at the end of the month...and you can sign up now.

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E. X. Troopers Gets Another Trailer, Makes Us Sad

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Matt Gardner
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News
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3DS Games, Capcom, E.X. Troopers, Videos

E. X. Troopers Gets Another Trailer, Makes Us Sad

Why walk? E. X. Troopers asks us. Why not use your jetpack instead of trudging about the place? And then jump into a giant badass space mech and battle other giant badass space mechs before heading back onto solid ground and annihilating some marauding bugs with tight controls and slick powers?

Capcom are just being mean now.

Having essentially refused to release E. X. Troopers over here in the West, we're forced to sit and watch these fantastic trailers (oh look, there's an awesome new one!), rocking back and forth in a dark corner, weeping into a flannel, and only dreaming of the fun we could be having with our 3DS consoles.

Well boo to you, Capcom.

Watch the trailer after the jump >>>