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South Park: The Stick of Truth Trailer 2

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Obsidian Entertainment, RPG Games, South Park: The Stick of Truth, THQ, trailer

South Park: The Stick of Truth Trailer 2

Now that the possessive minions have stopped deleting videos from Youtube we can bring you the remaining trailers from last week’s Spike VGAs. First up is the long awaited new trailer for South Park: The Stick of Truth.

The eagerly awaited THQ and Obsidian RPG is looking like a decent tie-in for a change. The crappy 2D animation has been left intact, rather than force the game into an unnecessary 3D model. The traditional turn-based battles draw from the frequently obscene history of the series to provide spells and summons that feature lots of familiar characters doing some nasty, nasty things. We’re looking at you Mister Slave.

Cartman is the star of the show once again and provides a bucket of laughs during this all too brief two minute look at the game. The game is currently pencilled in for a March release next year, we’re keeping our fingers crossed it won’t see any further delays.

Click here to see the trailer.

PSN Store Website Now Live

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
News
Tags:
Game news, Playstation 3 games, PSN, PSN Store, Sony

PSN Store Website Now Live

It’s taken long enough, but you can now access the PSN Store as a regular website instead of only via your PS3. This new service allows you to buy games and DLC or pick up free demos from your PC, laptop, netbook, smartphone or tablet. You can also access your account history to check previously downloaded items and add funds to your digital wallet. While a similar service has been available for years on the Xbox 360, Sony have been a little slow off the mark.

When buying items or grabbing demos they will be added to your download list, which you access on your PS3 either in the Store or under Account Management and manually start the download. It would have been better if it downloaded automatically the next time the PS3 was online to be honest.

Click here to read more about the new PSN site.

Microsoft & Sony Rivalry Blocking Defiance Cross-Platform Multiplayer

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Action Games, Defiance, Microsoft, MMO, PC games, PS3 games, RPG, Sony, SyFy, Trion Worlds, Xbox 360 games

Microsoft & Sony Rivalry Blocking Defiance Cross-Platform Multiplayer

Having spent several hours getting to grips with Defiance, it's clear that Trion's ambitious cooperative MMO shooter currently allows for smooth cross-platform play between PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. However, Microsoft and Sony aren't willing to set aside their bitter rivalry for long enough to make it work at launch - if ever.

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Defiance Pricing Revealed: Trion Looking At "Dual" Pricing Model

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Action Games, Defiance, MMO, PC games, PS3 games, SyFy, Trion Worlds, Xbox 360 games

Defiance Pricing Revealed: Trion Looking At "Dual" Pricing Model

One-Off Purchase, Then Subscription OR Microtransactions

Massively multiplayer co-op shooter Defiance will potentially be a major earner for Trion Worlds and NBC, so long as they manage to attract enough players (and television viewers) with an attractive pricing model. Senior Producer Robert Hill has told us how Defiance will be monetised, suggesting that they're looking into rolling out a range of DLC packs, boosters and other microtransactions that can be bought separately or included as part of a premium subscription.

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New Elite: Dangerous Trailer Shows Live Gameplay, Brings Rain

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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David Braben, Elite: Dangerous, Frontier Developments, trailer

New Elite: Dangerous Trailer Shows Live Gameplay, Brings Rain

Frontier Developments are starting to get the hang of this whole Kickstarter business, in that they're ramping up the quantity and quality of the in-progress footage. This latest trailer shows live gameplay as players scurry to defend a convoy from attack

At the time of writing, just over half of the £1,250,000 target has been reached with 22/60 days remaining. Braben will need to step things up considerably over the run-up to Christmas, during which a lull in Kickstarter visitors will likely take place.

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See Gears Of War: Judgement In Action With Half An Hour Of Uncut Footage

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Epic Games, Gears of War: Judgement, People Can Fly, Xbox 360 games

See Gears Of War: Judgement In Action With Half An Hour Of Uncut Footage

Over half an hour of Gears Of War: Judgement has hit the net courtesy of four official gameplay trailers. The uncut footage gives us two sections of campaign to pore over, alongside Free For All and Overrun multiplayer modes.

Get it all after the break.

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The Humble THQ Bundle Ends On $5 Million

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Pay What You Want, PC games, The Humble THQ Bundle, THQ

The Humble THQ Bundle Ends On  Million

The Humble THQ Bundle has finally come to an end, closing on a whopping $5,097,373.06 to be shared between THQ, Child's Play and the American Red Cross. 885,284 bundles were sold in all.

Interestingly, THQ president Jason Rubin was the biggest contributor, though F2P juggernaut Wargaming.net and physics provider Havok also gave generously.

We hope that more major publishers will start to fully embrace the power of the pay what you want model, though whether this will be enough to dig THQ out of its $50m hole remains to be seen. Matt has explored some of the more controversial sides of the bundle in a recent article.

The Secret World: Subscription No Longer Required

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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EA, funcom, MMORPG, PC games, Subscriptions, The Secret World

The Secret World: Subscription No Longer Required

Funcom have abandoned mandatory subscription fees for The Secret World, allowing players to buy the game in its entirety for a one-off fee (£24.99 RRP, less if you find a deal). Money will be recouped from DLC, micro-transactions and an optional premium subscription that includes bonuses and accelerators.

If you buy the game before the end of December, you'll receive the first few DLC packs for free.

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Report: Superbot Hiring For PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Sequel

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS3 games, Superbot Entertainment

Report: Superbot Hiring For PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Sequel

Despite failing to make a dent in the UK games charts, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale seems set for a sequel if Superbot Entertainment job ads are to be believed.

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Fascinating Silicon Knights Research Reveals Cancelled Games

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Eternal Darkness 2, Silicon Knights, Too Human

Fascinating Silicon Knights Research Reveals Cancelled Games

Eternal Darkness 2, Silent Hill: The Box, Too Human Sequels & More

Following Silicon Knights' recent legal disgrace, NeoGAF member Mama Robotnik has compiled a comprehensive and utterly fascinating look into what the company has been working on over the past few years. An enormous list of cancelled titles includes the Eternal Darkness 2 prototype that torpedoed X-Men Legends, a Silent Hill sequel, follow-ups to Too Human and more.

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Nintendo Europe Wii U & 3DS Launch Schedule

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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3DS Games, Nintendo, Wii U games

Nintendo Europe Wii U & 3DS Launch Schedule

The Next Three Months & Beyond

Nintendo of Europe have released launch schedules for the 3DS and Wii U over the coming months. It's set to be a big Spring for the handheld, with a massive glut of exciting games such as the next Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing, Luigi's Mansion 2 and Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow slated between February and April.

The Wii U's lineup is comparatively barren, however. LEGO City Undercover and Rayman Legends are both arriving early next year, but the anticipated Pikmin 3 currently holds a projected "Q2 2013" launch window. The Wonderful 101, oddly, is nowhere to be found.

Of course, this list is subject to change, and doesn't contain absolutely every game releasing for both systems from third-party publishers.

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Planetside 2 Trailers: Pledge Your Allegiance!

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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MMO, PC games, Planetside 2, SOE, Trailers

Planetside 2 Trailers: Pledge Your Allegiance!

You'll need to join one of three factions to get involved in Planetside 2's war for total conquest: the glorious and honourable Terran Republic, treasonous New Conglomerate or blasphemous Vanu Sovereignty.

Erm, not that I'm biased or anything.

Anyway, to make your choice even easier (TR, obviously), Sony Online Entertainment have released three videos showing off the three factions to advantage. Be sure to read Carl's 9/10 Planetside 2 review for more details on the massive-scale MMO shooter, before choosing duty, freedom or enlightenment.

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Up To 16 Cities In A Region For SimCity

Author:
Carl Phillips
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News
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Cities, EA, Maxis, PC games, SimCity

Up To 16 Cities In A Region For SimCity

New Screenshot Shows Regions In Action

There has been plenty of talk up about how SimCity will be a connected experience when it releases in March, but up until now we had no idea how many cities could join together in a region. As of this morning we now have an answer – 16. This mean that whether you aim to play on your own, with friends, or with random players from around the world, you’ll be able to join up 16 cities in your city-planning escapades. To illustrate this, Maxis have released a new screenshot (which is above & can be embiggened) which highlights how the region view will work, how the social aspect is implemented, and how players will be able to see what resources are available in each city.

We’ve already waxed lyrical about the next iteration of SimCity, but in case you’ve missed it all you can check out all of our previous coverage by clicking here.

Metro: Last Light Trailer Gameplay Trailer Accompanies Metro 2033 Giveaway

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Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Metro 2033, Metro: Last Light, THQ, trailer

Metro: Last Light Trailer Gameplay Trailer Accompanies Metro 2033 Giveaway

Here Be Monsters

The latest gameplay trailer for Metro: Last Light reveals all manner of terrifying beasts that haunt the ruined subways. Entitled 'Genesis,' the three minutes of footage shows off lots of fast cuts set to biblical quotes, alongside some impressive lighting effects.

THQ are also giving away free Metro 2033 Steam Codes to anyone who 'Likes' their Facebook page while stocks last. With luck, the embattled publisher will stay afloat long enough to see the sequel released.

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SimCity Trailer Shows Us Multi-City Strategies

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
EA, Maxis, SimCity, trailer

SimCity's 'always connected' philosophy will allow neighbouring towns to share resources, power and even populace, allowing players to fully specialise their cities in any way they see fit. This latest trailer demonstrates how one or more players can use multiple cities to advantage, including lending emergency services to friends in need, so be sure to mug up on some advanced strategies.

SimCity is out next March and has already cemented itself as one of our most anticipated games of 2013.

New Space Hulk Details & Screenshot

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Full Control, Games Workshop, iOS games, Mac games, PC games, Space Hulk, Strategy games

New Space Hulk Details & Screenshot

Indie studio Full Control have released some more Space Hulk details after their short trailer yesterday; revealing twelve singleplayer missions, a level editor and a screenshot.

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Carrier Command: Gaea Mission Gets An Xbox 360 Demo

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
Tags:
Action Games, Bohemia Interactive, Demo, Strategy games, Xbox 360 games

Carrier Command: Gaea Mission Gets An Xbox 360 Demo

If you're unsure whether the niche tactical trappings of Carrier Command: Gaea Mission will float your boat (no pun intended), a new Xbox 360 demo is available to download on the Xbox Live Marketplace (Gold Members only). We felt that quirky AI and a few clunky gameplay elements stopped the rebooted strategy/action hybrid from matching the impact of the outstanding original game, but it's worth noting that the PC version recently received an update that fixed some of the Walrus pathfinding issues.

I suggested that Carrier Command: Gaea Mission was enjoyable but questionable value in our 6/10 review.

Naughty Dog: The Last Of Us Multiplayer Won't Be "Tacked On"

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
multiplayer, Naughty Dog, PS3 games, The Last Of Us

Naughty Dog: The Last Of Us Multiplayer Won't Be "Tacked On"

Singleplayer Isn't "Skimped Out On In Any Way"

After The Last Of Us' pre-order bonuses revealed the presence of competitive multiplayer, Naughty Dog have spoken out to assure fans that it won't detract from the core survival experience.

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Microsoft Announce More Than 40 New Apps For Xbox LIVE

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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Apps, Karaoke, Microsoft, Napster, Xbox 360, Xbox Live

Microsoft Announce More Than 40 New Apps For Xbox LIVE

There's a boatload of new apps coming to Xbox LIVE between now at spring 2013, Microsoft have announced. Alongside MS's microtransaction-oriented Karaoke service, the platform will feature applications from the likes of orange-clad supermarket chain Sainsbury's, cloud storage service SkyDrive, and music streaming service Napster. The last two re slated to launch this week.

The Karaoke channel will be free to download, and you'll then pay for the amount of singing time you desire. It'll be 240 Microsoft Points for two hours, 400 Points for six hours or 800 Points for 24 hours. "Karaoke fans will be able to sing along to more than 8,000 tracks while their Xbox LIVE avatar performs the song on stage with a full complement of stage props, backup band and an adoring audience," said Microsoft.

Karaoke is set to launch today.

Dark Souls II Will Be More "Straightforward" & "Understandable"

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Dark Souls II, From Software

Dark Souls II Will Be More "Straightforward" & "Understandable"

Still Rock Hard, Though

After revealing Dark Souls II at this year's VGA ceremony, From Software has revealed that the anticipated sequel will be more approachable than its ferocious forebears.

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