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Rockstar Confirms Spring 2013 GTA V Release Date

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Jonathan Lester
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Grand Theft Auto V, GTA V, PS3 games, Rockstar, Rockstar North, Xbox 360 games

Rockstar Confirms Spring 2013 GTA V Release Date

Now this is happening. Perhaps spurred into action by a recent flurry of leaks, Rockstar has officially confirmed that Grand Theft Auto V will release in "Spring 2013" for PS3 and Xbox 360. However, a PC version is still up in the air.

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LEGO The Lord Of The Rings Gets Firm Release Date

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Jonathan Lester
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LEGO The Lord Of The Rings, TT Games, Warner Bros. Interactive

LEGO The Lord Of The Rings Gets Firm Release Date

Just a quickie: TT Games has put a release date on LEGO The Lord Of The Rings, which plans to bring an open world, cooperative adventuring and plenty of gentle humour to Tolkien's beloved fantasy world. The date in question is November 23rd, and in familiar fashion, it will be available on practically every gaming device known to modern science: PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, 3DS, DS and Vita.

You shall not pass on this, LEGO and LOTR fans. Sorry.

Sony: Vita Sales "A Marathon, Not A Sprint"

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Jonathan Lester
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PS Vita, Retail, Sony

Sony: Vita Sales "A Marathon, Not A Sprint"

"We've Got A Lot More For You"

Sony is still unwilling to publicly reveal PS Vita sales, but Nintendo's exquisite corporate trolling suggests that the numbers aren't looking particularly healthy. SCE America VP John Koller reckons that the handheld will gradually bloom over the coming months thanks to some major incoming titles and third party deals, but that it will be a "marathon, not a sprint."

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Hotline Miami Developers 'Talking To Sony' About Vita Version

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Jonathan Lester
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Dennaton Games, Hotline Miami, Jonatan Söderström, PC games, PS Vita games, Sony

Hotline Miami Developers 'Talking To Sony' About Vita Version

Dennaton Games' Jonatan Söderström has been consulting with Sony about the possibility of porting sleazy, ultraviolent "f*ck 'em up" Hotline Miami to PlayStation devices.

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Halo 4: Spartan Ops Trailer Showcases Season 1

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Jonathan Lester
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343 Industries, FPS games, Halo 4, Microsoft Studios, Spartan Ops, trailer, Xbox 360 games

Halo 4: Spartan Ops Trailer Showcases Season 1

Halo 4's Spartan Ops promises to continue the fight after the campaign finishes. Each week, 343 Industries plans to release five short canonical missions set six months after the end of the main storyline, which will eventually add up to a 50-mission season told through ten 'episodes.' Better yet, Spartan Ops will also be free, with the first five missions included on-disc.

This new trailer helps to give some context to the action and introduces some of the characters you'll encounter as part of Crimson Team.

Halo 4 is set to release on November 6th. Look out for our full review later this week.

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Dead Island: Riptide To Release Next April

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Jonathan Lester
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Dead Island: Riptide, Deep Silver, FPS, PC games, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games

Dead Island: Riptide To Release Next April

Deep Silver has announced that Dead Island: Riptide will launch on April 26th, 2013 in the UK. The survival sequel will contain hub defence sections, boats, new characters, weapons and skills, alongside a much darker plotline. It's slated to release on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Two special editions will be available depending on who you pre-order from, detailed below.

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Rumour: Captain Price Voice Actor Outs Modern Warfare 4

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Jonathan Lester
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Activision, Infinity Ward, Modern Warfare, Modern Warfare 4, Report, Rumour

Rumour: Captain Price Voice Actor Outs Modern Warfare 4

Billy Murray, the voice actor behind Captain Price (also him off The Bill and those legal adverts) may have outed the next Modern Warfare game in development at Infinity Ward.

UPDATE: Infinity Ward has denied these claims in a brusque statement.

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Report: Silicon Knights Secretly Worked On Eternal Darkness 2 Alongside X-Men Destiny

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Jonathan Lester
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Report, Rumour, Silicon Knights, X-Men Destiny

Report: Silicon Knights Secretly Worked On Eternal Darkness 2 Alongside X-Men Destiny

Ex-Staffers Allege Dodgy Developmental Skullduggery

Silicon Knights, the developer behind Eternal Darkness and more recently Too Human and X-Men Destiny, now lies in ruins. The studio now only consists of a skeleton crew of five staffers, including CEO Dennis Dyack. More damningly, however, a report from newly redundant personnel alleges that  Silicon Knights secretly siphoned resources away from Activision-backed X-Men Destiny to work on an Eternal Darkness 2 prototype, and never 'took it seriously.'

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Assassin's Creed III Gets Huge Day One Patch

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Jonathan Lester
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Assassin's Creed III Gets Huge Day One Patch

It seems that yet another major publisher has managed to push a broken game through certification. Assassin's Creed III will require an enormous day-one patch to correct a slew of issues, from repeatable crashes to bugs and quest glitches.

We've got the patch notes below, but beware that it contains possible spoilers. We've rounded up the offending descriptions at the end, but consider yourself warned.

Assassin's Creed III is out on October 31st. We hope that it isn't completely broken.

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GTA V To Release Next Spring According To Leaked Promos

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Jonathan Lester
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Grand Theft Auto V, GTA V, Retail, Rockstar, Rumour

GTA V To Release Next Spring According To Leaked Promos

Evidence Mounts Up

Some leaked promotional material for Grant Theft Auto V strongly hint at a "Spring 2013" launch for the anticipated crime sequel, which seems to have been corroborated by retail sources.

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Free Your Inner T-Rex In Primal Carnage Launch Trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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Dinosaurs, FPS, Lukewarm Media, multiplayer games, Primal Carnage, Reverb Games, trailer

Primal Carnage is out now: a multiplayer shooter that lets players assume the role of gun-toting humans or ravenous dinosaurs. Guess which faction we're more excited about? To celebrate, Lukewarm Media have released a launch trailer that shows off what promises to be some seriously mental online action.

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Serious Sam Publisher Slams MoH Warfighter: "That Sh*t Is Weak"

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Jonathan Lester
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Devolver Digital, FPS games, Medal Of Honor: Warfighter, Publicity Stunt, Serious Sam 3: BFE, Smack talk

Serious Sam Publisher Slams MoH Warfighter: "That Sh*t Is Weak"

I described Medal Of Honor: Warfighter as "derivative," "hopeless," "dull" and "artistically bereft" in our 5/10 review.

Serious Sam and Hotline Miami publisher Devolver Digital have put things a little blunter than that...

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Nintendo "Considering" Bringing TVii To Europe

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Jonathan Lester
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Nintendo, TVii, Wii U

Nintendo "Considering" Bringing TVii To Europe

American Wii U owners will be able to utilise the free TVii application that essentially turns the console into a TiVo box, with the ability to watch and record a range of channels and online services. No such luck for us Eurotrash, though. Thankfully, Nintendo is actively considering rolling out the service over here, with more details forthcoming.

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Angry Birds: Star Wars Trailer Combines Lightsabers And Catapults

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Matt Gardner
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Angry Birds: Star Wars, Rovio, Trailers, Videos

Angry Birds: Star Wars Trailer Combines Lightsabers And Catapults

Confused as to how Star Wars and Angry Birds might come together in meaningful fashion? Well, we can't testify to the latter part of that sentence, but the first gameplay trailer from Angry Birds: Star Wars does feature lightsabers. And Princess Leia's Danish swirls. And an AT-AT falling over.

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Hotline Miami Dev Makes Life Easy For Pirates

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Jonathan Lester
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Dennaton Games, Hotline Miami, Indie Games, PC games, Piracy

Hotline Miami Dev Makes Life Easy For Pirates

If You Can't Beat Them...

Indie developer Jonatan Söderström feels that it's impossible to stop people pirating the unflinchingly raw yet utterly brilliant Hotline Miami, and has therefore decided to make their lives easier instead.

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99 Spirits Coming West Courtesy Of Fruitbat Factory

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Jonathan Lester
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99 Spirits, Fruitbat Factory, Indie Games, JRPG, Puzzle games

99 Spirits Coming West Courtesy Of Fruitbat Factory

Fruitbat Factory, the localisation outfit who brought War Of The Human Tanks to Western audiences earlier this year, has announced their next title. RPG/puzzle hybrid 99 Spirits revolves around the real Japanese legends of "Tsukumogami", where everyday objects come alive on their 100th birthday.

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Star-Studded Black Ops II Trailer Yells "Surprise!" [Now Live Again]

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Jonathan Lester
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Activision, Black Ops II, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, FPS games, PC games, PS3 games, trailer, Treyarch, Xbox 360 games

Surprise! The latest trailer for Call Of Duty: Black Ops II is a live-action affair featuring the likes of Robert Downey Jr flying a futuristic jump jet. While AC/DC rock out in the background. Directed by Guy Ritchie. Because, erm, why not?

Black Ops II releases on November 13th, promising to refresh the franchise with a new setting, revamped multiplayer and the most fully-fledged Zombies mode yet. We can't wait to see whether the finished product matches the hype - but it's looking good so far.

UPDATE: The video is back up and running after Activision hurriedly pulled it earlier today.

Skyrim Premium Edition Outed, Confirmed For Europe

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Jonathan Lester
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Bethesda Softworks, Collector's Edition, PC games, PS3 games, Skyrim, Skyrim: Premium Edition, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Xbox 360 games

Skyrim Premium Edition Outed, Confirmed For Europe

Lots Of Swag But No DLC?

After making its premature debut via an Amazon listing, a new Skyrim Premium Edition has been confirmed for Europe. This weighty collector's piece contains plenty of goodies, but it's unclear whether any of the DLC packs will be included.

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Iwata: Paid Animal Crossing DLC Would Be "Unwholesome"

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Matt Gardner
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3DS Games, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, DLC, Nintendo, Satoru Iwata

Iwata: Paid Animal Crossing DLC Would Be "Unwholesome"

Nintendo have been incredibly cautious in their approach towards paid DLC, and fans will be pleased to hear that Animal Crossing: New Leaf will only feature free downloadable content, with president Satoru Iwata suggesting that the effects of monetising a franchises such as Animal Crossing via paid DLC would be "unwholesome".

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Assassin's Creed III To Feature Optional MP Microtransactions

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Assassin's Creed III, DLC, Microtransactions, Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed III To Feature Optional MP Microtransactions

A few updates went live on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace and PSN over the weekend, revealing that Ubisoft have added in-game purchases to assist players in Assassin's Creed III who'd rather splash the cash than sink hours into the game's multiplayer.

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