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Pre-Order Bioshock Infinite, Get Free DLC

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Matt Gardner
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Pre-Order Bioshock Infinite, Get Free DLC

2K Games have released a trailer showcasing the several chunks of free stuff you can expect to receive for free as part of the 'Industrial Revolution' DLC pack when you pre-order Bioshock Infinite.

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Aliens: Colonial Marines 'Kick Ass' Trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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Aliens: Colonial Marines, Gearbox Software, PC games, PS3 games, trailer, Xbox 360 games

Their words, not mine. The latest trailer for Aliens: Colonial Marines promises to 'Kick Ass,' featuring some tub-thumping (and/or terrible) dialogue, sentry guns, brutal close-range scuffles and a wub wub breakdown about halfway through.

That said, those Xenomorphs certainly seem to love blithely staggering towards you while under fire. We sincerely hope that the moment-to-moment action lives up to the impressive nostalgia value.

Thoughts?

Buy GOW: Ascension, Unlock Early Access To The Last of Us Demo

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Matt Gardner
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Buy GOW: Ascension, Unlock Early Access To The Last of Us Demo

Want early access the demo for The Last of Us? Well you'd better get pre-ordering God of War: Ascension, because Sony are dishing out exclusive first access to those who purchase Kratos' return.

All you'll have to do is stick the GOW: Ascension disc into your PS3, and The Last of Us will pop up on the main menu, providing details on how to get stuck into the demo. There'll be more details to come from Naughty Dog at a later date.

XSEED Distance Themselves From Killer Is Dead

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Matt Gardner
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XSEED Distance Themselves From Killer Is Dead

Following speculation that XSEED might be publishing Grasshopper Manufacture's Killer Is Dead, in the wake of the US publisher registering domain names that seemed to pertain to the game in question, XSEED have moved to distance themselves from such a notion.

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Grifball, New Specialisations Coming To Halo 4 Alongside Spartan Ops Ep. 7

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Matt Gardner
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Grifball, New Specialisations Coming To Halo 4 Alongside Spartan Ops Ep. 7

Roll on Monday! It seems our prayers have been answered as a recent post on Halo Waypoint has revealed that the greatest sport in the universe will be coming to Halo 4 alongside two new specialisations for War Games, and Spartan Ops Episode 7 next Monday.

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Terraria For Consoles Gets New Trailer, Explains Additional Features

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Matt Gardner
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Minecraftlevania, PC games, PSN, Re-Logic, Terraria, Trailers, XBLA

Awesome craft-'em-up Terraria is coming to consoles next month, and publishers 505 Games have released a trailer showcasing a whole bunch of the new features coming to the game for its launch of PSN and XBLA.

Unfortunately, the PC version won't be getting the additional content, but hopefully the extensive modding community will rectify that in due time.

We enjoyed Terraria greatly, describing it as "the best of all worlds" in our 9/10 review.

Dead Island: Riptide Gameplay Walkthrough

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

Dead Island: Riptide Gameplay Walkthrough

After courting controversy like nobody's business, Deep Silver have finally deigned to release some gameplay footage of Dead Island: Riptide. In this new clip, revealed to IGN, creative producer Alex Toplansky talks us through a number of features and tweaks to the original formula such as the new hub defence missions. Frankly, it's fantastic to see the game in action rather than another publicity stunt.

Dead Island: Riptide will release on April 26th for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Is anyone planning on getting the Zombie Bait edition, out of interest?

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Fire Emblem: Awakening Trailer Shows Off Character Classes

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Jonathan Lester
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3DS Games, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Nintendo, Strategy games, trailer

The latest trailer for 3DS strategy sequel Fire Emblem: Awakening takes a detailed look at the numerous character classes we'll be able to lead into battle, such as the mobile Wyvern Rider, nimble Myrmidon and versatile War Monk. It's entirely based on gameplay footage too, giving as a look at the troops in action.

And yes, the Villager does charge into battle wielding little more than an enormous log.

Sony Europe Fined £250K For PSNgate, Will Look To Appeal

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Matt Gardner
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Sony Europe Fined £250K For PSNgate, Will Look To Appeal

Sony have been fined over the 2011 incidents that saw the PSN hacked by outsiders and millions of consumers' secure data breached and compromised.

The UK Information Commissioners Office stated at the time that there would be an investigation into the "external intrusions", and they settled on  £250,000 fine this week, labelling the crisis the "most serious breach" they've ever had to deal with, and releasing a video statement on  the matter this morning.

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Three Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Trailers Expand On The Demo

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Jonathan Lester
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Three Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Trailers Expand On The Demo

A short and sweet playable demo for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance went live on PSN and Xbox Live this week, and Konami have followed it up with no less than three new trailers. Each video expands on a different aspect of the experience: from Raiden's suit and the environments to taking a closer look at the Zandatsu (cut cut cut) mechanics.

If you've played the demo, let us know what you made of it. We've been having a blast, though it took a little while to adjust to the parry mechanics (which are very similar to Bayonetta's Moon Of Mahaa-Kalaa in gameplay terms).

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THQ Sale Blowout: Here's Where All Of The Assets Went

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Matt Gardner
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THQ Sale Blowout: Here's Where All Of The Assets Went

The auction has come and gone, and THQ's properties were sold off overnight. As rumoured, SEGA snapped up Warhammer 40K developer Relic; Koch Media and Deep Silver bought Saints Row devs Volition and the rights to the Metro franchise; Crytek have purchased  the Homefront IP; Take-Two bought Evolve; and Ubisoft bought THQ Montreal and the rights to South Park: The Stick of Truth.

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First Look At SWTOR’s New Planet Makeb

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Carl Phillips
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First Look At SWTOR’s New Planet Makeb

Preview Trailer For Rise Of The Hutt Cartel Expansion

We’re still waiting on a solid release date other than Spring 2013, but BioWare have released a new trailer for its upcoming digital expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic. The preview video gives us a first look at Makeb, a new planet with will be included in Rise Of The Hutt Cartel. See the it for yourself after the jump.

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Atlus and Nintendo Team Up For Shin-Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem

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Matt Gardner
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Atlus, Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, Wii U games

We love mashups. There's nothing better than when two gaming powerhouses come together in an enormous, creative, virtual bear hug that yields an astonishingly daring mutant offspring that threatens to shake the industry...or, you know, is just really fun. Anyway, Nintendo and Atlus are teaming up to deliver a prospect that has us salivating with anticipation.

A new Wii U game is coming that combines the universes of Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem. KAPOW!

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Strike Suit Zero Release On Steam Today, GOG Tomorrow

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Matt Gardner
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Born Ready Games, Dogfighting, Games previews, Kickstarter, Mecha, Space combat games, Space sims, Strike Suit Zero

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, space-battler-meets-mech-blaster Strike Suit Zero is finally with us. You can head over to Steam right now to pick it up, or alternatively wait for tomorrow's release over on GOG.

We'll have a review for you shortly, but in the meantime, why not check out our hands-on preview and video playthrough.

Bayonetta 2 Dev Diary Teases Some Glimpses Of Action

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Matt Gardner
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Still no concrete gameplay footage to be seen when it comes to Bayonetta 2, but today's Nintendo Direct presentation did showcase some behind the scenes video at Platinum Games. Check it out above.

The Wonderful 101 Gets New Trailer, Makes Us Weep With Its Awesomeness

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Matt Gardner
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The Wonderful 101 Gets New Trailer, Makes Us Weep With Its Awesomeness

We simply cannot wait for The Wonderful 101, and I'll be honest, it will probably end up being the reason I eventually buy a Wii U. The latest trailer from Platinum Games' frenetic, cartoonish action title is suitably colourful, cheeky in parts, stuffed with enormous bosses, curious gameplay elements, and a pleasantly explosive aerial battle.

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Monolith Soft Working On New Wii U RPG: Xenoblade Chronicles 2?

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Jonathan Lester
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Monolith Soft, Nintendo, Wii U games, Xenoblade Chronicles

Monolith Soft rather stole the show in today's Nintendo Direct broadcast, debuting footage of a new RPG designed exclusively for the Wii U. Ornate monsters, enormous levels and transforming vehicles/mecha suggests that the veteran studio will be working on another expansive open-world to explore.

Though the name of the title wasn't specifically mentioned, it's likely to be a sequel or follow-up to Xenoblade Chronicles. Not only does the GUI and combat system look broadly identical, but Shulk, the hero from the original game, also makes an appearance. Plus, the footage ends by displaying a ruddy great "X." We've embedded the video above so you can judge for yourself.

Since I described Xenoblade Chronicles as "the best JRPG in years" when it released at the tail end of 2011, we couldn't be more excited about this. We'll bring you more details as we get them.

Nintendo Working On Two Zelda Titles For Wii U

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Matt Gardner
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Nintendo Working On Two Zelda Titles For Wii U

Wind Waker Re-Release Aiming For Autumn

Nintendo have announced that they're busy at work on two new Zelda games. The first will be an all-new experience that is apparently going to "take a long time", but they have another little treat for us in the meantime in the form of an HD reboot of Wind Waker.

According to Eiji Aonuma, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker Reborn will not only upgrade the game's already lush visuals, but it will also "tune up overall game experience" and will feature off-TV GamePad functionality as well as full Miiverse integration.

It's due out this Autumn.

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Nintendo Working On 3D Mario Title and Mario Kart For Wii U

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Matt Gardner
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Nintendo Working On 3D Mario Title and Mario Kart For Wii U

Will Be Playable At E3

Nintendo announced that Nintendo EAD's Tokyo Development Groups - the same teams that brought us Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2, and Super Mario 3D Land - are hard at work on both a 3D Mario title for Wii U and an instalment of the hugely popular and addictive Mario Kart franchise for the console.

Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata, noted that although there is nothing specific to revel as yet, both games will be available to play at E3 this year, possibly pointing towards a Christmas release, as they did with SM3DL and MK7 on 3DS.

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Heading West In April

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Jonathan Lester
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Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Heading West In April

Releasing As £19.99 Retail Edition, Including Original Game

After being confirmed for an imminent Japanese release, Dragon's Dogma's Dark Arisen expansion has been given a solid European release date.

However, it's so huge that it will release as an all-new special edition that includes the original game - not as DLC. At least existing Dragon's Dogma owners will get some in-game bonuses for the extra expense.

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