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Wii U Interface Shown In Off-Screen Footage

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Nintendo, Wii U

Wii U Interface Shown In Off-Screen Footage

The Wii U's Gamepad interface has received its first footage courtesy of Nintendo World Report, who managed to capture some video of the new OS in action. It's a slick and intuitive affair if the footage is anything to go by, though of course, it's subject to change before the November 30th launch.

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UK Games Charts | 6th October 2012

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Borderlands 2, FIFA 13, Just Dance 4, NBA 2K13, Resident Evil 6, UK Games Charts, UK retail

UK Games Charts | 6th October 2012

Despite enduring one of the most mixed critical receptions of this generation, Resident Evil 6 has entered the charts in 2nd place, knocking Borderlands 2 down to third and unsurprisingly coming in behind EA's annual footy juggernaut. We were broadly impressed with Capcom's cooperative action game in our 7/10 Resident Evil 6 review, but suggested that they might have been better billing it as a spin-off in our latest PWNcast.

Resi isn't the only new face in the charts this week, though. Just Dance 4 has boogied its way into fourth place, while NBA 2K13 shows strong fundamentals in sixth.

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Modern Warfare 2 Favela Map Removed Due To Islamic Imagery

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Activision, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Censorship, FPS games, Map, server

Modern Warfare 2 Favela Map Removed Due To Islamic Imagery

Just a quick PSA: if you're still playing Modern Warfare 2, you might be surprised to discover that the Favela map has disappeared. Activision has temporarily retired the level from playlist rotation due to players discovering holy Islamic text displayed on a couple of paintings, which is potentially offensive for Muslim gamers.

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No Zombies For Black Ops: Declassified

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Activision, Black Ops: Declassified, FPS, Nihilistic Software, PS Vita games, Sony, Zombies

No Zombies For Black Ops: Declassified

"Only Activision And Sony" Could Green Light It

Nihilistic has confirmed that Vita FPS Call Of Duty: Black Ops Declassified won't feature the fan-favourite zombie mode, with the 4v4 multiplayer and survival gametype taking priority.

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Adorable Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Trailer Showcases Wii U Features

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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3DS Games, Capcom, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, trailer, Wii U games

Capcom has released a truly delightful little trailer for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, which is headed to the Wii U and 3DS. Within, two cute characters will explain what to expect from the upcoming action-RPG, and detail some of its unique features including save file sharing and robust servers.

XCOM Designer Goes Undercover In Game Shop

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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2K, Jake Solomon, XCOM: Enemy Unknown

XCOM Designer Goes Undercover In Game Shop

This is what we like to see in instead of developers trying to fix scores on Metacritic, direct consumer marketing. Like, in their face direct. Take a look at this amusing video showing XCOM: Enemy Unknown Lead Designer, Jake Solomon, working undercover on the floor of an American video game store.

Feel his pain as he tries to sell his own game to customers that clearly want something else. 2K are going to have quite a struggle selling this sort of game on consoles, so it’s good to see them poking a little fun at themselves. Kevin Butler's time may be up, but that doesn't mean we can't see more things like this. If only somebody could calm Randy Pitchford down a little.

Check out the video after the jump.

At A Glance: Weekly Roundup 30th September - 7th October 2012

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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At A Glance, Game news, News Roundup, October 2012, Weekly Roundup

At A Glance: Weekly Roundup 30th September - 7th October 2012

A series of departures this week, Cliffy B leaves Epic, Booth Babes get the boot from next year's Eurogamer Expo, Joe Danger escapes from XBLA and Sony leave their thinking caps at home and decide not to give the flagging Vita an Xmas price cut. Our reviews include another fine effort from FIFA 13, a Resident Evil 6 that can't quite decide which game it wants to be and the Testament of Sherlock Holmes where we poke corpses with a magnifying glass. Matt's also been getting an early hands-on with the likes of Halo 4 and Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Transformed. There's also a Borderlands 2 Survival Guide for you if you're finding Pandora's locals to be a bit too murdery.

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Kevin Butler Being Sued By Sony

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Game news, Jerry Lambert, Kevin Butler, Sony, Wildcat Creek

Kevin Butler Being Sued By Sony

Sony is suing Jerry Lambert, the actor who plays Kevin Butler after he appeared in an advert for Bridgestone Tires playing a Wii game.

Butler was the face of many of Sony’s advertising campaigns and was adored despite only having a fictional executive role in the company. This was due to his cheeky adverts that didn’t mind poking fun at the competition, especially Microsoft’s Kinect device, “who wants to chase a red ball!” The highpoint being a rousing E3 speech dedicated to gamers.

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Lose The Cops In Latest Need For Speed: Most Wanted Gameplay Trailer

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Criterion Games, EA, Game news, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Racing Games, trailer

Lose The Cops In Latest Need For Speed: Most Wanted Gameplay Trailer

This is more like it, a trailer that shows continuous uninterrupted gameplay as opposed to flashily edited footage using multiple angles. This is how the game will look when you’re playing it. Frankly, it’s made us want it even more as this really could fill that Burnout sized hole we’ve had in our hearts since 2008.

There seems to be a lot of information on screen at once, which could prove to be a distraction, especially the options we glimpsed showing how you can adjust impact protection settings and the like. The event we see looks intense enough as it is. While trying to track down an opponent we’re flying through the huge environment trying to lose the cops by beating speed traps and slamming through barricades too. So far, this may be the most appropriately titled game in the series.

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Joe Danger 2 Dated and Priced for PSN

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Hello Games, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, PS3 games

Joe Danger 2 Dated and Priced for PSN

Well Microsoft, you didn’t manage to keep that as an exclusive for very long did you? We’re delighted to tell you that Joe Danger 2: The Movie will be coming home to PSN next week on October 10th.

The PS3 version will be coming packed with exclusive content too which will make up for the wait hopefully. Essentially, we’re getting something of a Director’s Cut or something Sean Murray and the Hello Games team have referred to as Joe Danger Gaiden when speaking to the EU PS Blog. Essentially this is the bastard-hard version of the original game deemed too harsh for mass consumption at the time and will last at least ten hours.

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Rocketbirds Coming to PC October 15th

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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PC games, Platform games, Platformers, Puzzle games, Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken

Rocketbirds Coming to PC October 15th

Almost a year after coming to PSN, Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken finally has a firm October 15th release date for the PC.

If you ever wondered what the Oddworld Abe games would play like if he had a machine gun then Rocketbirds is keen to let you know. Featuring 2D gameplay with platforming and puzzle solving, a bit of lateral thinking is required to get past the guards. That, and a few mind-control grenades. The shooting is surprisingly violent as enemies can be juggled in the air as you riddle them with bullets.

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Serious Sam 3: Jewel Of The Nile DLC Dated & Priced

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Better Bet On Sam, Croteam, Devolver Digital, DLC, FPS, Jewel Of The Nile, PC games

Serious Sam 3: Jewel Of The Nile DLC Dated & Priced

Serious Sam 3: BFE will be receiving its first DLC pack on October 16th, containing three new campaign missions, new (and fan-favourite) enemies and boomsticks to exterminate them with. Jewel Of The Nile will cost $9.99, which some would say is a steal considering that you'll get a battle axe into the bargain.

More details and blurb below.

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Planetside 2 Expands Into Esamir

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Free to play, MMOFPS, PC games, Planetside 2, SOE

Planetside 2 Expands Into Esamir

Cold Shoulder

Planetside 2, the upcoming free-to-play MMOFPS from Sony Online Entertainment, will be rolling out a new continent to battle for this weekend. Esamir is a cold and frosty place, all ice flows and snowy plains, a potentially perfect canvas for massed vehicular battles and desperate defensive measures. We've got a trailer and details below.

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Incoming Transmission From Borderlands 2's Mechromancer...

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Borderlands 2, DLC, Gearbox Software, Mechromancer

Echo Log 01 activated. Transmission from Gaige received. Hilarity filter activated. Cross-referencing DLC details >> redirect.

The Unfinished Swan Gets A European PSN Date, Price & Dev Diary

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Giant Sparrow, Playstation Move, PS3 games, PSN, The Unfinished Swan

The Unfinished Swan Gets A European PSN Date, Price & Dev Diary

Giant Sparrow Studios has announced that gorgeous monochromatic puzzler The Unfinished Swan will arrive on PSN on October 24th, costing £9.99. PS Plus subscribers get early access on October 17th.

The Unfinished Swan is set to be an innovative adventure that challenges players to reveal intricate levels out of a blank canvas, featuring intuitive PlayStation Move support. I liberally gushed about the experience in our Unfinished Swan hands-on preview.

Giant Sparrow also released a new developer diary, which you can watch after the break.

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The British Are Coming To World Of Tanks In Update 8.1

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Free to play, PC games, Update 8.1, Wargaming.net, World Of Tanks

The British Are Coming To World Of Tanks In Update 8.1

"You Can Hear Their Tracks Rolling!"

It's about time: British tanks and tech trees will be storming into World Of Tanks in the next major patch. Update 8.1 will include 22 powerful British war machines, alongside overhauled visuals for five more maps. We've got screenshots and details below.

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Dishonored Has A Pacifist Achievement

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Achievements, Arkane Studios, Bethesda, Dishonoured, PC games, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games

Dishonored Has A Pacifist Achievement

The full list of Dishonored achievements and trophies has hit the net courtesy of X360A, and you can check it out through the link. Beware: potential spoilers abound.

There are naturally plenty of rewards for killing enemies in creative ways, but by far the most exciting achievement is a whopping 100G awarded for completing the game "without killing anyone." Gameplay choice is woven into Dishonored's DNA, and it's great to see yet another potential gameplay style supported by Arkane's anticipated First Person Stabber.

Dishonored releases next week, and you can get a taste of its freeform approach to assassination in the new interactive trailer.

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Episode 1 Now Live

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

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Episode 1 Now Live

The first episode of Forward Unto Dawn, the live-action Halo 4 web series, is now live over at Halo Waypoint. Following the training and deployment of UNSC cadet Thomas Lasky, this ambitious multi-part drama will explore the human side of the Halo backstory.

If you're looking for a good use of twenty minutes, you'll probably want to check this out. However, if you're more interested in gameplay details, Matt delivers the goods in our recent Halo 4 hands-on preview.

Assassin's Creed III: Connor's Story Trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Assassin's Creed III, trailer, Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed III has received arguably its best trailer yet, showcasing both brutal gameplay footage and a look at protagonist Connor's motivations. It's worth noting that this video has been edited Stateside to remove scenes of Connor killing Revolutionary troops as well as redcoats, but here's the full European version in all its visceral glory.

Launch is set for October 31st. Who's in?

Bethesda Takes Full Responsibility For PS3 Skyrim DLC Delay

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Bethesda, Dawnguard, DLC, Hearthfire, PS3, Skyrim

Bethesda Takes Full Responsibility For PS3 Skyrim DLC Delay

"It's Our Problem, And It’s On Us To Solve It"

Bethesda has spoken out to take full responsibility for the delay in bringing Skyrim DLC to the PS3, stating that inconsistent "performance" issues are still holding them back without using the platform as an excuse.

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