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Suda51 Lifts The Lid On Killer Is Dead Details

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Action Games, Goichi Suda, Grasshopper Manufacture, Killer Is Dead, Suda51

Suda51 Lifts The Lid On Killer Is Dead Details

Says You'll Fight A Yakuza Member Riding A Tiger

If I had a brainwave every time I sat down on the loo, I'd almost certainly be a trillionaire by now.  But Suda51's creative eureka moments yield the weird, the onderful, and the downright batty.

Talking to Famitsu about the latest instalment in the loosely-collected 'assassins' series - Killer Is Dead - Suda lifted the lid on a few extra details about Grasshopper's upcoming carve-em-up, with one such revelatory vignette having central character Mondo sat on a motorbike, facing off against a Yakuza boss riding a tiger.

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Ni No Kuni Trailer Fills Us With Whimsy

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
JRPGs, Level 5, Namco Bandai, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, PS3 games, RPGs, Studio Ghibli, Trailers

Ni No Kuni is nearly here. Next Friday, PS3s will be overrun with delightful whimsy, masterful RPGing, astounding aesthetics, and floods of tears. Our review - both text and video - will be arriving on Monday, but in the meantime stick the new launch trailer in your face and, if that's not enough to suffice, you can watch the entire first half hour of the game right here.

LEGO City Undercover Trailer Makes Us Want It Even More

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
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LEGO City Undercover, Trailers, Traveller's Tales, Warner Bros. Interactive, Wii U games

LEGO City Undercover Trailer Makes Us Want It Even More

Hot damn, LEGO games are awesome. So the thought of running amok in an entire city made out of the stuff, and mashing together GTA-esque open world shenanigans with Traveller's Tales trademark whimsy and flair for the comedic is exciting us greatly. Nintendo have dropped a new trailer for upcoming Wii U title LEGO City Undercover, no doubt to tie in with the Wii U Direct presentation that'll be occurring later today.

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Resident Evil: Revelations Confirmed For PS3, Xbox 360 & Wii U

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Capcom, Horror games, PS3 games, Resident Evil Revelations, Survival Horror Games, Xbox 360 games

Resident Evil: Revelations Confirmed For PS3, Xbox 360 & Wii U

After months of rumours, Capcom has confirmed that excellent 3DS survival horror sequel Resident Evil: Revelations will be coming to home consoles this May.

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BioShock Infinite Prequel E-Book Releasing For Kindle Next Month

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Amazon Kindle, Bioshock Infinite, BioShock Infinite: Mind in Revolt, Irrational Games, Kinde Store, Novels

BioShock Infinite Prequel E-Book Releasing For Kindle Next Month

BioShock Infinite is getting a prequel novella, to be released on the Kindle Store next month.

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Former Microsoft Exec Slams Steve Ballmer As The Wrong Man For The Job

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Microsoft, Smack talk, Steve Ballmer

Former Microsoft Exec Slams Steve Ballmer As The Wrong Man For The Job
Former Microsoft executive Joachim Kempin has brutally laid into CEO Steve Ballmer, accusing him of stifling younger potential rivals who could have benefited the business and being too out of touch with the audience.

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Dust 514 Goes Into Open Beta

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
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CCP Games, Dust 514, FPS games, Open Beta, PS3 games

The Dust 514 open beta is a GO! CCP have their arms outstretched, PS3 gamers, the Tranquility servers are waiting for you, and those EVE corporations need your trigger fingers to be itchier than a hairy male escort's nether-thatch.

PvE is not live as yet, but there's a boatload of PvP to get stuck into, and remember, if you've already been playing in  the closed beta, all of your data and perks should have  migrated over nicely.

Red 5 Announces Firefall Public Beta Weekends

Author:
Carl Phillips
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News
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Beta Weekend, Firefall, MMOFPS, PC games, Red 5 Studios

First One This Weekend

Looks like the beta season is starting to really ramp up, with developers Red 5 announcing that its Free To Play MMO shooter Firefall will be hosting three public beta weekends, the first of which will occur on January 25th. These public betas will be open to anyone, allowing any prospective players the chance to see what is in store for the online shooter.

“After successfully completing a few controlled stress-tests late last year, we’re excited to move into the next phase,” said James Macauley, Vice President of Development at Red 5 Studios in a press release issued earlier. “This will be the first time that we’ve opened up Firefall’s servers to everyone. We’re really looking forward to gathering a bunch of new feedback and data that will help us build up to launch this year.”

The public beta weekends, two more of which are set to take place in February and March, will also feature community unlocks and contests the highlights of which are:

· Skillshot Contest (Video) – Record and submit an epic skillshot video for a chance to win a prize pack filled with Firefall SWAG and Razer™ gear

· Skillshot Contest (Screen) – Screencap a stylish skillshot for a chance at being featured on the official Firefall Facebook page

· Community Unlock – Play during the weekend to unlock an exclusive, customized Battleframe decal

We previewed Firefall towards the end of last year during one of its beta weekend events, finding its mix of arcade style controls with dynamic content an enjoyable experience with plenty of potential. However, these public beta weekends will provide you with the chance to make your mind up for yourself. More information on the public beta weekends will be available over on official website later in the week so be sure to check back if you want to get involved.

Sign Up For The Elder Scrolls Online Open Beta Now!

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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MMORPGs, MMOs, Open Beta, PC games, The Elder Scrolls Online, Zenimax Online Studios

Bethesda Softworks announced today that curious parties can now sign up for The Elder Scrolls Online's open beta. All that you have to do to stick your name into the hat for consideration is head over to ElderScrollsOnline.com and stick in a couple of details to  register.

“We’re really excited to get the game into players’ hands,” said Matt Firor, game director of The Elder Scrolls Online. “We receive invaluable feedback through the beta process, and that helps us ensure that the game will be one of the best online gaming experiences ever offered -- one worthy of The Elder Scrolls franchise.”

You can check out the latest TESO dev diary here.

The Elder Scrolls Online Dev Diary Details The Warring Alliances

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Dev diaries, Mac games, MMO, MMORPG, PC games, The Elder Scrolls Online, Videos, Zenimax Online Studios

The Elder Scrolls Online Dev Diary Details The Warring Alliances

The Elder Scrolls Online will hinge around the conflict between three powerful factions - the Aldmeri Dominion, Daggerfall Covenant and Ebonheart Pact - who are hellbent on conquering the Imperial province of Cyrodiil. A new developer video from 'loremaster' Lawrence Schick details each faction's motivations and their stake in the world at large (though still doesn't quite explain why the xenophobic Nords and Dark Elves are willing to work together...).

The Elder Scrolls MMO is set to invade PC and Mac later this year.

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Gears Of War: Judgement Campaign Trailer - The Guts Of Gears

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

Gears Of War: Judgement Campaign Trailer - The Guts Of Gears

Confirmed: Prequel To Include Original Game For Free

We've got two pieces of Gears Of War: Judgement coverage for your viewing pleasure today. First of all, here's a new trailer for the prequel's campaign, which is suitably gory but rather more lighthearted than usual thanks to Baird being the main character.

However, some leaked box art is also currently doing the rounds, which indicates that the original Gears Of War might be included with Judgement as a free download. Epic Games have yet to confirm or deny whether the artwork is legit, but here's hoping.

UPDATE: Microsoft has now confirmed that of Gears Of War: Judgement will definitely include a download code for the original game in "initial launch quantities." Apparently less than half of Gears Of War 3 players actually tried the first title in the series, which seems bonkers to us.

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New Wii U Games To Be Revealed Tomorrow

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Wii U

New Wii U Games To Be Revealed Tomorrow

According to Nintendo Of Europe, a Nintendo Direct broadcast scheduled for tomorrow will unveil some brand new Wii U games as well as discussing the upcoming lineup. You'll be able to watch it live at 2PM GMT, January 23rd, through the link.

So, everyone, it's time for some wild and insane speculation. What do you want to be revealed tomorrow, in your heart of hearts? While we feel that Nintendo will keep big hitters like Zelda and Metroid in reserve for E3, we'd be chuffed with a Star Fox debut and Bayonetta 2 Footage.

Regardless, it's nice to see NoE actually keeping us in the loop.

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 3DS Trailer Promises An "Epic 20 Hour Adventure"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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3DS Games, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Konami, trailer

The latest trailer for 3DS exclusive Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow - Mirror Of Fate pulls no punches, showing off plenty of gameplay footage while promising a meaty twenty-hour length (though the "extreme platforming" doesn't look particularly extreme, we must admit). We'll find out whether the portable precursor to Lords Of Shadow 2 delivers when it releases on March 8th.

HMV: Hilco Assumes Control Of Debt, Rescue Deal Possible

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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HMV, UK retail

HMV: Hilco Assumes Control Of Debt, Rescue Deal Possible

A deal to save HMV may soon be reaching a critical stage, as evidenced by Canadian restructuring firm Hilco assuming control of the ailing retailer's debt.

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Outrageous Capcom/SEGA/Namco Crossover RPG Confirmed For Europe

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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3DS Games, Capcom, Monolith Soft, Namco Bandai, Sega, SRPG

Outrageous Capcom/SEGA/Namco Crossover RPG Confirmed For Europe

Project X Zone Coming To UK 3DS

The 3DS is set to get another big hitter this year in the form of Project X Zone, a Strategy RPG/fighting game hybrid featuring eighty usable characters from Capcom, SEGA and Namco Bandai franchises.

Yes, that does mean Dante, Ulala, Ryu, Heihachi, Jill Valentine, Morrigan and Frank West will be in the same story-driven game. For starters.

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StarCraft II: Heart Of The Swarm Cinematic Zerg Rushes The Net

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Blizzard Entertainment, Opening Cinematic, PC games, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, Strategy games

StarCraft II: Heart Of The Swarm Cinematic Zerg Rushes The Net

Less Than Two Months Until Release

Reveals such as this are usually reserved for conventions such as Blizzcon, but Blizzard Entertainment have released the opening cinematic for the upcoming expansion to StarCraft II during early hours of this morning. In the (as always) slickly produced cutscene, we see Kerrigan ordering her Zerg minions to crush the Dominion forces in rather brutal fashion. See the cinematic in all its glory after the jump.

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Kaz Hirai On PS4 Reveal Timing: "Why Go First?"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Next-gen, PS4, Rumour, Sony
Discuss:
PlayStation 4

Kaz Hirai On PS4 Reveal Timing: "Why Go First?"

According to a suggestive statement from Kaz Hirai, Sony might wait for Microsoft to announce the Xbox successor before revealing the PlayStation 4... or perhaps even hold back their public release until the after Xbox 720 hits shelves.

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No Subscription Needed As Defiance Pre-Orders Begin

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Defiance, MMORPGs, PC games, preorder, PS3 games, SyFy, Teaser, Trion Worlds, Xbox 360 games

Live Action Teaser Released To Mark The Occasion

It’s been a hot topic for some time now, but we now know that Defiance will be Buy To Play, with Trion Worlds announcing that it will not require a monthly subscription. The news comes hand-in-hand with the announcement that pre-orders for the upcoming MMORPG have begun on Trion Worlds’ official website.

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American McGee: EA "Wanted To Trick Gamers" With Disingenuous Marketing

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Alice: Madness Returns, American McGee, EA, Oh EA

American McGee: EA "Wanted To Trick Gamers" With Disingenuous Marketing

American McGee, of id Software and Alice fame, has accused EA of trying to deceive consumers about Alice: Madness Returns with a deceitful publicity campaign.

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Starbreeze Reveals Co-Op FPS ‘Storm’

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Carl Phillips
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News
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FPS games, Reveals, Starbreeze, Storm

Starbreeze Reveals Co-Op FPS ‘Storm’

Updated Website Confirms Its Existence

It appears Starbreeze are rather busy at the moment. In addition to working on Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons and Payday 2, the Syndicate developer is also working on an upcoming FPS called Storm. The news came to light when Starbreeze updated their website last week, although exact details on the nature of the game are rather thin on the ground.

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