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Free Krater Co-Op Patch Out Today

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Co-op, Fatshark, Indie Games, Krater, Patch, PC games, RPG, Update

Free Krater Co-Op Patch Out Today

Krater's long-awaited cooperative update releases today, adding the ability to play Fatshark's colouful RPG with friends and a slew of singleplayer content for the bargain price of absolutely nothing whatsoever. Trailer and details after the break.

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Medal Of Honor: Warfighter Singleplayer Launch Trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Danger Close, EA, FPS, Medal Of Honor: Warfighter, PC games, PS3 games, trailer, Xbox 360 games

Medal Of Honor: Warfighter Singleplayer Launch Trailer

Perhaps in an effort to distract us from the massive number of multiplayer issues highlighted by the day zero patch, Danger Close has released a singleplayer launch trailer for Medal Of Honor: Warfighter. Within, you'll see some tough guys doing totally manly things, to the extreme. Such as driving away from big explosions and smacking tangos to death with their epic Tier One Operator beards [that last one might be a lie - Ed].

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PlayStation Store Halloween Sale Starts Tomorrow

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Dead Island, Halloween, Playstation Store, PS Vita games, PS3 games

PlayStation Store Halloween Sale Starts Tomorrow

Dead Island GOTY For £11.99

PSN is holding a spooktacular Halloween sale, which starts tomorrow in Europe as part of the weekly PlayStation Store update.

We've rounded up the entire list of promotions below, but we reckon that the smartest bargains are the Dead Island GOTY Edition for £11.99 (with a 10% Plus discount), I Am Alive for £7.99 (again, less for Plus subscribers) and BG&E HD for £4.25. House Of The Dead 3 and 4 will also be reduced to silly prices.

As mentioned, the promotion kicks off tomorrow and will end on November 7th. Let us know what you buy!

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Forza Horizon Shows Us The Dodge Viper's Happy Place

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Forza Horizon, Playground Games, Racing Games, trailer, Turn 10 Studios, Xbox 360 games

Cars have happy places too according to a surreal new trailer for Forza Horizon.

I'd elaborate, but it's probably easier if you just watch the crazy thing.

Forza Horizon is out this Friday on Xbox 360. You can read our Forza Horizon review for Matt's ultimate verdict on Playground Games' petrolhead paradise.

Microsoft "Very, Very Confident" That Xbox 360 Is This Year's Best-Selling UK Console

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Microsoft, Smack talk, UK retail, Xbox 360

Microsoft "Very, Very Confident" That Xbox 360 Is This Year's Best-Selling UK Console

If you're the kind of person who cares about sales figures, you might be interested to know that Microsoft is confident that the Xbox 360 will be this year's best-selling console in the UK. "Very, very confident," in fact.

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'Diablo In Space' Prototyped By Blizzard North

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Blizzard, Blizzard North, Diablo, Spaaace

'Diablo In Space' Prototyped By Blizzard North

According to the author of Blizzard's unofficial biography, the company was once working on a Diablo-style RPG set in space. Nicknamed 'Starblo,' the project reached a playable prototype stage, featuring customisable space ships, numerous planets to explore and dangerous aliens to loot.

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PSNgate Class Action Lawsuit Collapses

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Hacking, lawsuit, PSN, PSNgate, Sony

PSNgate Class Action Lawsuit Collapses

The class action lawsuit attacking Sony's handling of the 'PSNgate' hacking fiasco has collapsed after a judge ruled that the company has no culpability in the matter.

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Medal Of Honor: Warfighter Day One Patch Highlights Ridiculous Launch Issues

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Danger Close, EA, Embarrassing, Embarrassment, FPS, Medal Of Honor: Warfighter, Patch, PC games, PS3 games, Update, Xbox 360 games

Medal Of Honor: Warfighter Day One Patch Highlights Ridiculous Launch Issues

Somehow, Medal Of Honor: Warfighter has passed both Sony and Microsoft certification with a huge number of bugs and glitches. To combat this, EA will be releasing a Day One patch (already available in the States, while reviews still haven't been published... danger?) that fixes what can only be described as an truly embarrassing shedload of issues.

So, basically, be sure to download it. We've got the hefty changelog below.

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Xbox SmartGlass Launches This Week

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Microsoft, SmartGlass, Xbox 360, Xbox SmartGlass

Smartglass, a free app that will eventually allow users to share content and control across multiple Microsoft devices, will be released on October 26th for Xbox 360. Versions for Windows 8 tablets, phones and PCs will follow over the coming weeks.

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Pokedex 3D Pro Gets A Classy Trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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3DS, Creatures Inc., eShop, Nintendo, Pokedex 3D Pro, Pokémon

Pokedex 3D Pro Gets A Classy Trailer

Nintendo has released a new trailer for Pokedex 3D Pro: a premium version of the once-free 3DS applicaton that lets players look at some Pokemon. In 3D. Over 600 Pokemon will be included, along with footage of their moves, a wealth of stats and some quizzes.

It's a uniquely classy and tasteful trailer, but considering that this functionality will hopefully be built directly into the next generation of Pokemon games (when the franchise finally makes the much-needed jump to 3DS), I think that the jury's firmly out on whether or Pokedex 3D Pro will be worth buying. Still, since the free version will soon be retired, there may be little alternative for the time being...

Pokedex 3D Pro will be available on the 3DS eShop from November 8th. Stay tuned for our Pokemon Black version 2 and White version 2 review, which goes live at Midday.

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Disney's Project 'Toy Box' Will Merge Pixar & Disney Worlds

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Jonathan Lester
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crossover, Disney Interactive, Pixar, Project Toy Box

Disney's Project 'Toy Box' Will Merge Pixar & Disney Worlds

It looks like Disney Interactive are sneakily developing a landmark bridge between their and Pixar's movie universes. Described as "a console game with extensive mobile and online applications" by Disney Intertactive co-president John Pleasants, the mysterious 'Toy Box' has been outed as a crossover title "in which various Pixar and Disney characters will interact with one another for the first time." [New York Times]

Details about the enigmatic project are almost non-existent, but we're intrigued by the concept. That said, we'd also love to see some Pixar characters in Kingdom Hearts 3...

Epic Mickey 2 Oswald Vignette Sets Out To Make Friends

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Jonathan Lester
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Disney Interactive, Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two, Junction Point, trailer, Warren Spector

Epic Mickey 2 Oswald Vignette Sets Out To Make Friends

The latest Epic Mickey 2 trailer is all about player 2: namely, Oswald the rabbit. Warren Spector and Junction Point decided to give Mickey's monochromatic pal a complimentary set of skills, such as the ability to covert mechanical enemies into friends with his remote control. It will apparently be possible to complete the game without "defeating a single enemy in combat" by making lots of chums.

Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two releases on November 23rd for PS3 and Xbox 360, and will be available on the Wii U at launch.

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Favela Map Returns To Modern Warfare 2 Rotation

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Jonathan Lester
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Actvision, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Favela, Infinity Ward

Favela Map Returns To Modern Warfare 2 Rotation

PSA: After being retired for potentially offending Muslim gamers due to the indiscreet position of a painting frame, Activision is returning the Favela map back into public rotation. MP1st reports that the picture frame and Islamic text has been removed from the bathroom and the map has been restored on PS3 playlists. PC and Xbox 360 updates are likely to follow.

For those who still play Modern Warfare 2 - and actually noticed in the first place - this will probably come as a relief.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Live-Action Trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS3 games, Sony, Superbot, trailer

Sony has been trolling us with mysterious teasers over the last view days, which we've been far too busy reviewing stuff/playing XCOM to bother posting. However, they've finally released a full-length live-action trailer and revealed what their campaign was for: predictably, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. If you enjoyed last year's Michael trailer campaign, you'll probably get a kick out of this one.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale releases next month, with some of our readers suggesting that it has come a long way since a seriously worrying Gamescom showing.

0x10c Taking Shape With Multiplayer Test

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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0x10c, Markus Persson, Mojang, Notch

Mojang's upcoming space sim, 0x10c, seems to be coming along nicely. This new footage demonstrates multiplayer in action along with basic gunplay and lighting... in fact, it looks a lot like Marathon to us. In a good way.

"The bot character is a placeholder model, and the flickering is a bug," reads Markus "Notch" Persson's annotation. "Most of everything is missing, but it's a start! Also, there's sound!"

0x10c promises to let players explore a dying universe at the bitter end of its life, scripting their own AI and creating their own ships to tame the hostile edge of space. Sounds good to us.

Fuse: 18-Minute Guided Tour Hits The Net

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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EA, Fuse, Insomniac Games, third person shooter, trailer

Insomniac Games president Ted Price talks us through over eighteen minutes of gameplay footage in this whopping progress update for Fuse. The cooperative shooter once known as Overstrike 9 is looking more promising every time we see it, with this video shedding new light on the characters, weapons, mechanics, storyline and the mysterious Fuse substance itself.

Stay tuned for "fuse-powered wrecking balls."

BioShock Infinite: Industrial Revolution Puzzler Will Unlock In-Game Rewards

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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2K Games, BioShock Infinite: Industrial Revolution, Irrational Games, Pre-order bonus, Puzzle games

BioShock Infinite: Industrial Revolution Puzzler Will Unlock In-Game Rewards

For Pre-Order Customers, Natch

Irrational Games has revealed an interesting perk for BioShock Infinite pre-order customers, in the form of an exclusive browser game that unlocks content in the full version. Entitled Industrial Revolution, players will participate in "nearly sixty" Flash puzzles after choosing between the ultra-nationalist Founders and the anarchist Vox Populi faction.

You can check out BioShock Infinite: Industrial Revolution at the new Fink Manufacturing site, but you'll naturally need a pre-order code to access it.

Assassin's Creed Movie Screenplay In Production

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Assassin's Creed, Game movies, Michael Fassbender, Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed Movie Screenplay In Production

Michael Fassbender To Star

Ubisoft has announced that work has begun on the Assassin's Creed movie screenplay, which will feature the acting talents of Michael Fassbender (300, Prometheus). Shooting begins next summer.

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PS3 Firmware Update 4.30 Syncs Vita Trophies, Retires Life With PlayStation App & Folding@Home

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Jonathan Lester
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Firmware Update 4.30, Folding@Home, Life With PlayStation, PS3, PS3 firmware, PSN

PS3 Firmware Update 4.30 Syncs Vita Trophies, Retires Life With PlayStation App & Folding@Home

Gamified Research Might Lead To A "Viable" Alzheimer's Drug

Sony has announced that PS3 firmware update 4.30 will bring Vita trophies into your main profile when it releases tomorrow. However, it will also retire the Life With PlayStation app to a close, bringing an end to the Folding@Home initiative that saw gamers solving puzzles to actively unravel complex disease protein chains.

Excitingly, a new research paper based on this data might well "bear fruit in terms of a viable drug" to combat Alzheimer's disease.

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Team Meat Reveals Mew-Genetics

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Jonathan Lester
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Indie Games, Mew-Genetics, Team Meat

Team Meat Reveals Mew-Genetics

Will Be "Randomly Generated, Strange And Involve Cats"

Team Meat, the two-man indie developer behind Super Meat Boy, has announced their next game as Mew-Genetics: a game featuring genetically altered moggies.

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