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Rumour: Captain Price Voice Actor Outs Modern Warfare 4

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Jonathan Lester
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Activision, Infinity Ward, Modern Warfare, Modern Warfare 4, Report, Rumour

Rumour: Captain Price Voice Actor Outs Modern Warfare 4

Billy Murray, the voice actor behind Captain Price (also him off The Bill and those legal adverts) may have outed the next Modern Warfare game in development at Infinity Ward.

UPDATE: Infinity Ward has denied these claims in a brusque statement.

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Report: Silicon Knights Secretly Worked On Eternal Darkness 2 Alongside X-Men Destiny

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Report, Rumour, Silicon Knights, X-Men Destiny

Report: Silicon Knights Secretly Worked On Eternal Darkness 2 Alongside X-Men Destiny

Ex-Staffers Allege Dodgy Developmental Skullduggery

Silicon Knights, the developer behind Eternal Darkness and more recently Too Human and X-Men Destiny, now lies in ruins. The studio now only consists of a skeleton crew of five staffers, including CEO Dennis Dyack. More damningly, however, a report from newly redundant personnel alleges that  Silicon Knights secretly siphoned resources away from Activision-backed X-Men Destiny to work on an Eternal Darkness 2 prototype, and never 'took it seriously.'

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Assassin's Creed III Gets Huge Day One Patch

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

Assassin's Creed III Gets Huge Day One Patch

It seems that yet another major publisher has managed to push a broken game through certification. Assassin's Creed III will require an enormous day-one patch to correct a slew of issues, from repeatable crashes to bugs and quest glitches.

We've got the patch notes below, but beware that it contains possible spoilers. We've rounded up the offending descriptions at the end, but consider yourself warned.

Assassin's Creed III is out on October 31st. We hope that it isn't completely broken.

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GTA V To Release Next Spring According To Leaked Promos

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Jonathan Lester
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Grand Theft Auto V, GTA V, Retail, Rockstar, Rumour

GTA V To Release Next Spring According To Leaked Promos

Evidence Mounts Up

Some leaked promotional material for Grant Theft Auto V strongly hint at a "Spring 2013" launch for the anticipated crime sequel, which seems to have been corroborated by retail sources.

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Free Your Inner T-Rex In Primal Carnage Launch Trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Dinosaurs, FPS, Lukewarm Media, multiplayer games, Primal Carnage, Reverb Games, trailer

Primal Carnage is out now: a multiplayer shooter that lets players assume the role of gun-toting humans or ravenous dinosaurs. Guess which faction we're more excited about? To celebrate, Lukewarm Media have released a launch trailer that shows off what promises to be some seriously mental online action.

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Serious Sam Publisher Slams MoH Warfighter: "That Sh*t Is Weak"

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Jonathan Lester
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Devolver Digital, FPS games, Medal Of Honor: Warfighter, Publicity Stunt, Serious Sam 3: BFE, Smack talk

Serious Sam Publisher Slams MoH Warfighter: "That Sh*t Is Weak"

I described Medal Of Honor: Warfighter as "derivative," "hopeless," "dull" and "artistically bereft" in our 5/10 review.

Serious Sam and Hotline Miami publisher Devolver Digital have put things a little blunter than that...

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Nintendo "Considering" Bringing TVii To Europe

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Jonathan Lester
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Nintendo, TVii, Wii U

Nintendo "Considering" Bringing TVii To Europe

American Wii U owners will be able to utilise the free TVii application that essentially turns the console into a TiVo box, with the ability to watch and record a range of channels and online services. No such luck for us Eurotrash, though. Thankfully, Nintendo is actively considering rolling out the service over here, with more details forthcoming.

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Angry Birds: Star Wars Trailer Combines Lightsabers And Catapults

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Angry Birds: Star Wars, Rovio, Trailers, Videos

Angry Birds: Star Wars Trailer Combines Lightsabers And Catapults

Confused as to how Star Wars and Angry Birds might come together in meaningful fashion? Well, we can't testify to the latter part of that sentence, but the first gameplay trailer from Angry Birds: Star Wars does feature lightsabers. And Princess Leia's Danish swirls. And an AT-AT falling over.

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Hotline Miami Dev Makes Life Easy For Pirates

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Jonathan Lester
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Dennaton Games, Hotline Miami, Indie Games, PC games, Piracy

Hotline Miami Dev Makes Life Easy For Pirates

If You Can't Beat Them...

Indie developer Jonatan Söderström feels that it's impossible to stop people pirating the unflinchingly raw yet utterly brilliant Hotline Miami, and has therefore decided to make their lives easier instead.

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99 Spirits Coming West Courtesy Of Fruitbat Factory

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Jonathan Lester
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99 Spirits, Fruitbat Factory, Indie Games, JRPG, Puzzle games

99 Spirits Coming West Courtesy Of Fruitbat Factory

Fruitbat Factory, the localisation outfit who brought War Of The Human Tanks to Western audiences earlier this year, has announced their next title. RPG/puzzle hybrid 99 Spirits revolves around the real Japanese legends of "Tsukumogami", where everyday objects come alive on their 100th birthday.

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Star-Studded Black Ops II Trailer Yells "Surprise!" [Now Live Again]

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Jonathan Lester
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Activision, Black Ops II, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, FPS games, PC games, PS3 games, trailer, Treyarch, Xbox 360 games

Surprise! The latest trailer for Call Of Duty: Black Ops II is a live-action affair featuring the likes of Robert Downey Jr flying a futuristic jump jet. While AC/DC rock out in the background. Directed by Guy Ritchie. Because, erm, why not?

Black Ops II releases on November 13th, promising to refresh the franchise with a new setting, revamped multiplayer and the most fully-fledged Zombies mode yet. We can't wait to see whether the finished product matches the hype - but it's looking good so far.

UPDATE: The video is back up and running after Activision hurriedly pulled it earlier today.

Skyrim Premium Edition Outed, Confirmed For Europe

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Jonathan Lester
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Bethesda Softworks, Collector's Edition, PC games, PS3 games, Skyrim, Skyrim: Premium Edition, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Xbox 360 games

Skyrim Premium Edition Outed, Confirmed For Europe

Lots Of Swag But No DLC?

After making its premature debut via an Amazon listing, a new Skyrim Premium Edition has been confirmed for Europe. This weighty collector's piece contains plenty of goodies, but it's unclear whether any of the DLC packs will be included.

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Iwata: Paid Animal Crossing DLC Would Be "Unwholesome"

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Matt Gardner
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3DS Games, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, DLC, Nintendo, Satoru Iwata

Iwata: Paid Animal Crossing DLC Would Be "Unwholesome"

Nintendo have been incredibly cautious in their approach towards paid DLC, and fans will be pleased to hear that Animal Crossing: New Leaf will only feature free downloadable content, with president Satoru Iwata suggesting that the effects of monetising a franchises such as Animal Crossing via paid DLC would be "unwholesome".

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Assassin's Creed III To Feature Optional MP Microtransactions

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Assassin's Creed III, DLC, Microtransactions, Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed III To Feature Optional MP Microtransactions

A few updates went live on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace and PSN over the weekend, revealing that Ubisoft have added in-game purchases to assist players in Assassin's Creed III who'd rather splash the cash than sink hours into the game's multiplayer.

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PSA: Football Manager 2013 Demo Now Available

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Matt Gardner
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Demos, Football Manager 2013, PC games, Sega, Sports Interactive

PSA: Football Manager 2013 Demo Now Available

Sports Interactive's hugely addictive management sim is out this Friday, and a demo for Football Manager 2013 went live at the end of last week on Steam, giving payers the opportunity to  play out half a season for themselves and get to witness all of the new little tweaks and the streamlined interface features.

We'll have a review for you mid-week, but rest assured football fans, this year's game is utterly essential.

Miyamoto: Retro Studios-Developed Zelda "Could Be Possible"

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Matt Gardner
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Nintendo, Retro Studios, Shigeru Miyamoto, Zelda

Miyamoto: Retro Studios-Developed Zelda "Could Be Possible"

Shigeru Miyamoto has responded to fan suggestions that they'd like to see Retro Studios - the Texan-based developers responsible for the fantastic Metroid Prime - take on another Nintendo franchise: Zelda.

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UK Games Charts | 27th October 2012

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Jonathan Lester
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EA, FIFA 13, Forza Horizon, Medal Of Honor: Warfighter, Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, UK Games Charts, UK retail

UK Games Charts | 27th October 2012

EA's decision to withhold review copies until the day before launch seems to have paid off, since the incredibly mediocre Medal Of Honor: Warfighter has unseated FIFA 13 to take this week's top spot on the strength of its pre-orders. It's also the fastest week-one seller in the entire MoH series, according to UKIE. Flashy trailers seem to count for a lot, which expertly hide the mess of glitches, gameplay issues and dearth of imagination inherent in EA's annual shooter offering. You can read our take on it in our 5/10 Medal Of Honor: Warfighter review.

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At A Glance: Weekly Roundup 22nd October - 28th 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 22nd October - 28th October 2012

Reviews include the almost laughably under-par Medal of Honor: Warfighter, that has a patch fix list length akin to Skyrim's. Pokemon is still going strong as shown in Jon's review of the latest title where they've run out of colours and have been forced to put a 2 on the box. Speaking of things Black and White, Carl reviews the latest Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria. Our features this week include hands-on sessions with Insomniac's Fuse and the upcoming Platnetside 2. Matt also sat down with Criterion for a chat about Need for Speed: Most Wanted, you know, the one that's got Burnout Aceness written all over it? No earth-shattering news this week apart from us laughing at MOH a bit, Dragon Age III showing its wares, a judge telling PS3 gamers they can't sue Sony and I get very annoyed at the new PSN Store.

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Limb Lopping Returns to Ninja Gaiden on the Wii U

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Ayane, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, Ryu Hayabusa, Tecmo Koei, trailer, Wii U games

Limb Lopping Returns to Ninja Gaiden on the Wii U

Have you been looking at the Wii U line-up and thinking there aren’t enough titles that let you hack people’s limbs off? Well, you might have a few issues, but at least Tecmo Koei want to indulge you, as Ninja Gaiden Sigma 3: Razor’s Edge brings back the butchery after the PS3/360 versions were criticised for toning down the violence. As well as being a bit rubbish.

Ryu will be getting a host of new weapons in the Wii U version including a heavy staff and a demented new fangled weapon that from what we can tell (it moves very fast) is something sharp and nasty on the end of a chain. Ayane makes an appearance too as an exclusive playable character with her own missions.

Despite the game being a launch title in the states, we won’t be seeing it until January 11th. Looks like we’ll have to settle for Zombi U for our launch day bloodletting. Check out the new trailer for Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge after the break.

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New PSN Store Makes a Mess of Things

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Firmware 4.30, New look PSN Store, PS3, PSN, PSN Store, Sony

New PSN Store Makes a Mess of Things

The recent 4.30 PlayStation 3 patch included a complete overhaul for the PSN Store, which now resembles the clunky setup on the Xbox 360. I’ve been waiting for a few days, just in case any tweaks were made, but now it seems this is what Sony are happy with. So how does it compare with the old store?

Well, I’ve logged on a few times since the re-launch, at different times of the day, and I’ve waited on average about 40 seconds each time to get the store to load up. The previous version usually took under ten.

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