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Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel Will Not Have Competitive Multiplayer

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Army Of Two: The Devil's Cartel, Competitive multiplayer, EA Games, Julien Lamoureaux, Visceral Games

Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel Will Not Have Competitive Multiplayer

Didn't Want To Lower Standards By Taking On Too Much

As reviewers we often come across games that have shoehorned in certain features of gameplay, be it a laughably short and bland singleplayer experience, or a woefully underdeveloped smattering of multiplayer modes. However, Visceral have decided that this is a bad thing, and therefore will not be including a competitive multiplayer element in Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel, simply because they "didn't want to spread [themselves] too thin".

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GTA V Locations Revealed By Pre-Order Pics

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PS3 games, Rockstar, Rockstar North, Xbox 360 games

GTA V Locations Revealed By Pre-Order Pics

Second Trailer Delayed Due To Hurricane Sandy

All Games Beta have spotted some miniature picture viewers destined for GTA V pre-order customers, which feature images of in-game locations. They're the only new info we have to go on at the moment, since a second GTA V trailer has been delayed due to the destructive effects of Hurricane Sandy on Rockstar's New York office.

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Hitman: Absolution Trailer Promises "A Living, Breathing World"

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Hitman: Absolution, Io Interactive, PC games, PS3 games, Square Enix, trailer, Xbox 360 games

Presumably To Fill With Plenty Of Dead, Lifeless Targets

Hitman: Absolution's latest trailer presents a (slickly edited) view of what it calls a "living, breathing world." "A world filled with incredibly intelligent characters all displaying richly detailed synthetic life, where everyone you meet may well have a bigger part to play."

Blending in with this world, or using it to devastating advantage, will be paramount when tracking down Hitman: Absolution's canny targets. It's out on November 20th, with our hands-on preview poised and ready to deliver a precise burst of extra detail.

Strike Suit Zero Passes Kickstarter Target With 14 Days To Go

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Born Ready Games, Kickstarter, Mechs, PC games, Space Sim, Strike Suit Zero

Strike Suit Zero Passes Kickstarter Target With 14 Days To Go

Strike Suit Zero, the space sim/super mecha funtimes from Born Ready Games, has successfully attracted $103,500 worth of pledges on Kickstarter. Now that their target has been reached, the team are free to pursue stretch goals of a Mac and Linux version along with mod tools over the next 14 days.

They've released some new screenshots to celebrate, which we've corralled after the break.

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Visceral: "Splitscreen Co-op Multiplayer Is A No-Brainer"

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
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Army Of Two: The Devil's Cartel, EA Games, Julien Lamoureaux, Local multiplayer, Splitscreen, TPS games, Visceral Games

Visceral: "Splitscreen Co-op Multiplayer Is A No-Brainer"

Thinking of making a co-operative shooter? Well, if you are, "it had better have splitscreen", according to Visceral Games, who've taken over development for Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel.

We sat down with Lead Designer Julien Lamoureaux for a brief chat at a recent press event to chat about the upcoming third-person shooter, and he told us flat out that for co-op games like Army of Two, "splitscreen is a no brainer".

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Mass Effect Trilogy Edition Confirmed & Dated For Europe

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Mass Effect, Mass Effect Trilogy, PC games, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games

Mass Effect Trilogy Edition Confirmed & Dated For Europe

BioWare has officially confirmed that the Mass Effect Trilogy edition will be available in Europe next week, setting the PC/Xbox 360 release date for Friday November 9th and dating the PS3 release for Wednesday December 7th. The original Mass Effect will presumably make its PSN debut on that date.

They've also helpfully explained what DLC comes with which version.

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New XCOM: Enemy Unknown Patch Set To Make Easy Easier

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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2K Games, Firaxis, Patch, Strategy games, Update, XCOM: Enemy Unknown

New XCOM: Enemy Unknown Patch Set To Make Easy Easier

Fixes S.H.I.V.s and Overwatch

Firaxis are hard at work on another patch for XCOM: Enemy Unknown. According to the in-progress change list, the update will make the Easy difficulty mode easier, improve roof visibility and fix some niggling leftover problems. Such as broken S.H.I.V. mechs, for one thing, not to mention erroneous aim penalties when standing still during overwatch.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is our nomination for Game Of The Month (October), having secured a glowing review. If you want to win a copy on the platform of your choice, browse on through and enter our absurdly simple competition.

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Episode 5 Completes The Miniseries

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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343 Industries, Halo 4, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn

With Halo 4 scant days from release, the Forward Unto Dawn live action miniseries has come to an end with Episode 5. Will Lasky's gambit pay off? Find out in this exciting conclusion, which does tie into Halo 4's Spartan Ops storyline.

Here are the links to Episode 1, Episode, 2, Episode 3 and Episode 4.

Our 9/10 Halo 4 review is now live, explaining why 343 Industries' first proper Halo game falls just short of being the best in the series.

Sir, You Are Being Hunted Cordially Requests A Kickstarter

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Big Robot, British, Indie Games, Kickstarter, PC games, Sir You Are Being Hunted

Features "Sinister Butlers"& "British Countryside Generator"

Sir, You Are Being Hunted grabbed our attention recently with its novel premise, impressive alpha footage and polite-yet-firm pretensions. As a British indie project from RPS' Jim Rossignol, it tells a grim tale of robotic gentry hunting humans for sport in a procedurally-generated world.

Now that Kickstarter accepts UK startups, the game has seized the opportunity to whip up some crowd funding capital. More details below.

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November Update For Guild Wars 2 Heads To The Lost Shores

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

November Update For Guild Wars 2 Heads To The Lost Shores

Massive One-Time Event On The Way

Time to head back to Tyria if you’ve taken a break from it all recently, as ArenaNet have updated their website to tease the November update for Guild Wars 2. We don’t have much in the way of information yet, but we do know it will take place in The Lost Shores, will be a one-time event, and that something will emerge from the Sea of Sorrows to “change the world of Tyria forever.”

Although that is all we know at the moment, we do have some screenshots for you to put in your faces after the jump. If I had to guess, I would theorise that it will involve a kraken riding on the back of a dragon, creating a tag team of destruction the likes of which Tyria has never seen (or not… whatever.)

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PixelJunk 1-6 Snubs PS3 For PC

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Co-op, PC games, PixelJunk 1-6, Q-Games, SHMUP

PixelJunk 1-6 Snubs PS3 For PC

"Probably Like A Gajilion" Robots Slated For "Totally Co-Op" Shooter

Q-Games has announced that their next PixelJunk title won't be headed to PS3. Instead, PixelJunk 1-6 is taking aim at Steam with the full force of many, many robots.

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Serious Sam 3: BFE Steamworks Enabled

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Croteam, Devolver Digital, Mods, PC games, Serious Sam 3: BFE, Steamworks

Serious Sam 3: BFE Steamworks Enabled

Steamworks support is go for Serious Sam 3: BFE, Croteam's mental shooter sequel that launched last year to mixed critical acclaim (we bloody loved it). Over sixty mods are now available, character skins, multiplayer maps, gameplay mods, and weapon mods.

Publisher Devolver Digital have released a 'helpful' Q&A to ease players into the transition. And mock them.

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Prison Architect Alpha 3 Now Available

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
Tags:
Introversion, PC games, Prison Architect, Videos

Introversion have announced that Alpha version 3 of their incarceration simulator - Prison Architect - is now available. This little update will add in a "fog of war" feature that kicks in when guards leave their posts. A new CCTV feature help to remedy that, but as the developers themselves note, "prisoners have a habit of finding the blind spots".

Check out the video above for all of the new details.

Dreamfall Chapters Announced

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Dreamfall Chapters, Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, funcom, Mac games, PC games, Ragnar Tornquist, Red Thread Games

Dreamfall Chapters Announced

Ragnar Tørnquist Forms New Studio For The Project

Funcom announced this afternoon that the Dreamfall Chapters, the long-awaited sequel to their adventure game Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, is currently in pre-production. The project will be headed by the series’ creator Ragnar Tørnquist, who stepped down as Game Director for Funcom’s MMORPG The Secret World earlier this year, and will be created by his new development studio Red Thread Games.

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REPORT: PS4 Chipset Based on AMD A10 APU Series, Has Optical BR Drive

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Games consoles, Hardware, Next-gen, Orbis, PS4, Sony
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PlayStation 4

REPORT: PS4 Chipset Based on AMD A10 APU Series, Has Optical BR Drive

Fresh details have apparently emerged today regarding Sony's successor to the PS3, with "multiple sources" confirming that the PS3 - still being referred to by Sony solely under the codename "Orbis" - will once again feature Blu-Ray (rather than a purely digital setup), and will bring with it a revamped UI and a processor based on AMD's combined-chip A10 series.

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Army Of Two: The Devil's Cartel Sets Sights On March 2013

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Army Of Two: The Devil's Cartel, EA, PS3 games, Release dates, Visceral Games, Xbox 360 games

Army Of Two: The Devil's Cartel Sets Sights On March 2013

"Legit" Pre-Order Bonuses Revealed

EA has locked down Army Of Two: The Devil's Cartel for Friday, 29th March 2013 here in the UK. Which is totally legit. Too legit to quit. But not quite as "legit" as the firepower you can lay down with the TAH-9 automatic handgun, which is one of the unique pre-order bonuses unique to the Overkill Edition. Apparently.

TAH-9 trailer and more details below.

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Ace Of Spades To Marry Combat & Construction

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Ace Of Spades, FPS, Jagex Games Studio, Mac games, PC games

Ace Of Spades To Marry Combat & Construction

Well, this was bound to happen sooner or later. Jagex has revealed Ace Of Spades: a multiplayer FPS that takes Minecraft's 'build anywhere, build anything' approach to a deadly conclusion. Kept under wraps throughout its development cycle, this innovative (if ambitious) project is set for a December release.

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Microsoft Hopes To Entice Wii Owners Onto Xbox 360

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Microsoft, Nintendo, Wii, Xbox 360

Microsoft Hopes To Entice Wii Owners Onto Xbox 360

"This Holiday Season Is An Amazing Jump Off Point"

Own a Wii? Bored of it? Fancy some high-definition gaming? Don't mind pretending that the Wii U and PS3 are figments of your imagination?

If you answered 'yes,' Microsoft would very much like to flog you an Xbox 360.

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Watch Dogs Recruitment Video Goes Behind The Scenes

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Dev Diary, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Montreal, Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs Recruitment Video Goes Behind The Scenes

Ubisoft Montreal are hiring according to a new recruitment video for Watch Dogs. However, even if you're not seeking Canadian employment, it's still well worth a watch since key developers talk us through the mechanics, animations and art design.

Watch Dogs was the only major surprise of E3 2012: a third-person action game that allows players to hack into a sprawling city's infrastructure. Things have been rather quiet of late (presumably since Ubisoft has been focusing on Assassin's Creed III and Wii U publicity), so I daresay that a few of you will be itching for a few more details even if it's part of a recruitment drive.

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Storm Donates Sales Proceeds To Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Eko Software, Indie Games, IndiePub, PC games, Puzzle games, Storm

Storm Donates Sales Proceeds To Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Storm, a gorgeous and capable indie puzzle game that released last week, is currently donating all sales proceeds to the Hurricane Sandy relief effort through Red Cross. We were rather taken with its calming yet taxing weather control mechanics in our 7/10 Storm review, stating that "PC gamers looking for a break from guns, football and dubstep would do well to investigate this underexposed little puzzler."

The donation drive runs until November 11th.