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New Assassin's Creed III Vid Takes A Closer Look At Connor

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Assassin's Creed III, Trailers, Ubisoft, Videos

Wondering what will distinguish Connor from  Ezio? Well, wonder no more, friends! Ubisoft have released another video that takes an intimate look at Assassin's Creed III's half Mohawk-half British protagonist.

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Firaxis: "Accessible Doesn't Mean Compromised"

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Matt Gardner
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News
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2K Games, Firaxis Games, Games previews, Gamescom 2012, Interviews, Strategy games, Turn-based strategy games, XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Firaxis: "Accessible Doesn't Mean Compromised"

Garth DeAngelis, the lead producer on XCOM: Enemy Unknown, has suggested that accessibility doesn't need to be "a bad word", suggesting that looking to widen the audience for your game and designing a hardcore experience are not two mutually exclusive goals.

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Earth Defence Force 4 Trailer & Details Escape Japan

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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D3 Publisher, Earth Defence Force 4, EDF! EDF!, trailer

Earth Defence Force 4 Trailer & Details Escape Japan

Famitsu has the latest on Earth Defence Force 4, which is set to follow in the schlocky stylings of its predecessor. Expect new classes, new bugs and big robots galore.

Better yet, we've got an official trailer after the break. You know the chant by now.

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Rise Of The Triad | £1.49 | GOG | PC

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Apogee Software, FPS games, PC games, Retro games

Rise Of The Triad | £1.49 | GOG | PC

  • What: Rise Of The Triad
  • Where: GOG
  • Current Price: £1.49

Good Old Games are running a deal on... wouldn't you know it... a good old game. Specifically Rise Of The Triad, a truly fearsome shooter loved for its intricate level design and frankly ridiculous weaponry. A reboot is on the way soon, but for now, you could do a lot worse for less than the price of a bus ticket.

Iwata Reveals Wii U System Memory Specs

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Games consoles, Nintendo Direct, Ninteno, Specs, Wii U, Wii U Launch Details

Iwata Reveals Wii U System Memory Specs

As well as revealing the Japannese release date and pricing, not to mention the price points for two of the first-party launch titles, Satoru Iwata also lifted the lid on a couple of system specs.

The Wii will come with 2GB of memory, 1GB for system memory plus 1GB for games. Moreover, the console will use its own optical disc format, with discs able to hold up to 25GB of data. The Wii U will sport a 22.5 MB/sec disc read rate.

Wii U SKUs To Release In Japan On December 8th

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Games consoles, Japanese pricing, Next-gen, Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Wii U, Wii U Launch Details

Wii U SKUs To Release In Japan On December 8th

Nintendo have announced that the Wii  U will release in Japan on December 8th in two forms: Basic and Premium. The former will carry 8GB of storage space and come in trademark Wii albino white. The Premium SKU will come in at 32GB and arrive in a shadowy hue of black.

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The Secret World “Digging Deeper” Update Gets New Trailer

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Carl Phillips
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News
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EA, funcom, MMORPGs, PC games, The Secret World, Updates

The Secret World “Digging Deeper” Update Gets New Trailer

Goes Live Tomorrow

After delaying its deployment by 24 hours due to some last minute bugs being found, Funcom have released a new preview trailer for the tomorrow's update to The Secret World. Titled "Issue #2: Digging Deeper", the content patch adds new missions, shops at which more character customisation options will be available, and the addition of the first auxiliary weapon; the Rocket Launcher. See the trailer, with commentary by Lead Content Designer Joel Bylos, after the jump.

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Details Roll In For Insomniac’s Fuse

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Action Games, EA, Fuse, Insomniac Games, Overstrike

Details Roll In For Insomniac’s Fuse

Coming March 2013 For PS3 & Xbox 360

This morning’s news may have thrown a slight spanner into the works, but the planned reveal at 2pm today went on regardless, and we now know a little more about Insomniac’s next game. Although featuring a more “serious” visual design that was hinted at in the teaser video a few weeks back, reports are rolling in that the inventive weaponry is still there. Not only that, but some interesting twists on the co-op side of things have also come to light.

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Fall Of Cybertron Site Puts Transformers On Your Street

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Activision, Grimlock, High Moon Studios, Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron

Fall Of Cybertron Site Puts Transformers On Your Street

Grimlock King! (Of Your House)

Bored? Need a little diversion to brighten up your Wednesday? Want to see enormous robots battling outside your home or workplace? Well now you can, thanks to the magic of Google street view. Just head on over to the Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron site and pop in your postcode to witness Grimlock and Shockwave duke it out in front of your house.

Well, that was fun. Now get back to work.

Matt describes High Moon's recent effort as a "cracking game for the fans" in our 7/10 Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron Review.

Confirmed: Wii U Price & Release Date Will Be Revealed Tomorrow

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Wii U

Confirmed: Wii U Price & Release Date Will Be Revealed Tomorrow

It's official: Nintendo will definitely be announcing the Wii U's launch date and RRP during two Nintendo Direct presentations tomorrow (Thursday September 13th).

“Good evening," Ninty president Satoru Iwata posted on Twitter (creakily translated by Google). "Than 16 hours on Thursday, 13 tomorrow, will be broadcast on the Internet “sale presentation on Wii U”. Happy to announce the price and release date and other information of body Wii U.”

As we previously reported, Nintendo will be livestreaming a European presentation at 15:00 GMT. It's likely that this afternoon's Apple conference will steal a fair bit of their thunder, mind...

IndieGameStand To Offer DRM-Free, Pay What You Want Games

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Indie Games, IndieGameStand, PC games

IndieGameStand To Offer DRM-Free, Pay What You Want Games

A new independent retailer plans to shake up the indie games market with the launch of a pay-what-you-want platform offering DRM-free games. IndieGameStand won't take a cut of each sale, instead donating a percentage to charity and letting developers keep their own profits.

However, it will operate on a time sensitive basis - with a single featured game being changed every four days.

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Obsidian's Project X Tease Starts Counting Down

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Countdown, Mystery, Obsidian Entertainment, RPG

Obsidian's Project X Tease Starts Counting Down

The Plot Thickens

Yesterday's revelation that Obsidian Entertainment are teasing a new project seemed to point towards Dungeon Siege 4. A mysterious front page banner contained the number 4 along with some fantasy-inspired text. Since Obsidian developed Dungeon Siege 3, it seemed like a forgone conclusion.

However, the number has now ticked down to 3. It's a countdown set for Friday evening/Saturday morning, then, but fresh speculation makes the mysterious title's identity far from certain.

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First Wave Of Steam Greenlight Titles Get Greenlit

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Indie Games, McPixel, Steam Greenlight, Valve

First Wave Of Steam Greenlight Titles Get Greenlit

The System Works!

Valve (and ten incredibly thrilled independent developers) have announced that ten Steam Greenlight titles have been approved for a full release after being upvoted by the community. Black Mesa Source, McPixel, Project Zomboid, Kenshi and others have been confirmed for a Steam release, with developers praising the community-driven service for granting access to the platform.

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Ikaruga Creator Reveals His Next SHMUP

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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3DS Games, G Rev, Ikaruga, Kotuga, SHMUP

Cards On The Cards

Hiroshi Iuchi, the man behind legendary shooter Ikaruga, has released a trailer for his latest project. Kokuga is a scrolling shooter with support for up to four players, packing a card-based powerup mechanic that lets us choose a deck of buffs before entering battle.

Kotuka is headed for the 3DS - as yet, no Western release plans have been revealed. It's out this month in Japan. [via Siliconera]

RAW: Realms Of Ancient War Trailer Shows Cooperative Carnage

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Action RPG, Focus Home Interactive, RAW: Realms Of Ancient War, trailer, Wizarbox

RAW: Realms Of Ancient War Trailer Shows Cooperative Carnage
Ahead of next week's release on PC, PS3 and XBLA, Realms Of Ancient War has received a new video showcasing its cooperative hack & slash action. Many gamers have been looking for an accessible action-RPG while their PC fellows got stuck into Diablo III, so if Wizarbox delivers, they could well have a hit on their hands.

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Bohemia Interactive: Arrested ArmA Developers Were On Holiday

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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ArmA, Bohemia Interactive

Bohemia Interactive: Arrested ArmA Developers Were On Holiday

Bohemia Interactive CEO Marek Spanel has sent us a short statement to clarify why two developers were arrested for taking photos of a Greek military installation. The pair, who may face up to 20 years in prison if found guilty of espionage, were apparently on a holiday trip to the island of Lemnos to 'experience the beautiful surroundings.'

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Microsoft Chooses Agawi For Windows 8 Cloud Gaming

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Agawi, Cloud gaming, Microsoft, Windows 8

Microsoft Chooses Agawi For Windows 8 Cloud Gaming

Agawi, formerly known as iSwifter, has been chosen by Microsoft as their partner to deliver cloud gaming to Windows 8 devices: everything from social games, MMOs and "popular AAA games."

It seems that OnLive didn't get a look-in.

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Insomniac Postpone Fuse Trailer Reveal

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Announcement, EA, Fuse, Insomniac Games, Overstrike, Ted Price

Insomniac Postpone Fuse Trailer Reveal

“Last Minute Legal Rights Issue” To Blame

Those looking forward to seeing the first trailer of Insomniac’s newly rebranded game Fuse will need to wait a little long. Ted Price, the CEO and Founder of Insomniac Games, has issued a letter of apology on the Fuse website stating that the planned debut of the trailer at 2pm today will no longer happen due to a legal issue. All is not lost though, as Ted explains in his heartfelt letter to the fans.

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Ecolibrium Free To Download On Vita Tomorrow

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Ecolibrium, PS Vita games, Sony

Ecolibrium Free To Download On Vita Tomorrow

We like free stuff, and we're currently glued to our Vita handhelds, so we were delighted to learn that a new discovery app is headed to the PlayStation Store as part of the weekly update. Ecolibrium is described as a "real-time eco-system simulator," challenging players to create their own environments and populate them with fauna and flora to a perfectly balanced circle of life.

It definitely seems to be fully-featured and more involved than you'd expect from a free game. More details are available over on the EU PlayStation Blog, and we've stashed a launch trailer below.

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