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Shuhei Yoshida On EU vs US PSN Disparity: "You Should Be Careful What You Wish For"

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Jonathan Lester
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, PS3 games, PSN, PSN Store, Sony

Shuhei Yoshida On EU vs US PSN Disparity: "You Should Be Careful What You Wish For"

With the likes of Counter-Strike: GO, Dyad and Closure still unavailable on the European PlayStation Store, many British gamers have been questioning the logic behind running PSN as a separate entity in different regions. However, Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida has spoken out to suggest that this fragmented approach allows them to "cater to the needs of the market" in each region, and that "you should be careful what you wish for."

That said, he also admitted to owning three different PSN accounts.

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Sneaky Hitman: Absolution Trailer Is All About Disguises

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Hitman: Absolution, Io Interactive, Square Enix, trailer

Agent 47's tailored suit may be snazzy, but it will only get him so far in Hitman: Absolution. This latest trailer illustrates a few of the disguises that the nefarious assassin will be able to (ab)use come November 20th.

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Episode 3 Touches Down, Hit It Marines

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

The third episode of Forward Unto Dawn (Halo 4's live-action miniseries) is now live, wherein Hastati squad receives a deadly surprise. You can watch it at Halo Waypoint if you're all about Silverlight, or conveniently hit play above courtesy of Machinima.

Halo 4 releases on November 6th, exclusively for Xbox 360. More intel available in our Halo 4 hands-on preview.

Gangnam Style Coming To Just Dance 4

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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DLC, Gangnam Style, Just Dance 4, PSY, Ubisoft

Gangnam Style Coming To Just Dance 4

It was inevitable, really. K-Pop sensation Gangnam Style, famous for its outrageous video coutesy of PSY, will be coming to Just Dance 4 via a DLC pack. Ubisoft confirmed that the content will hit during November, price TBA.

"Gangnam Style and Just Dance 4, I can’t wait to see all the YouTube videos," commented PSY. Frankly, we're still having problems getting the basics down, let alone the sideways shuffle...

This gives us a fantastic excuse to embed the original music video. Which we have. After the break. Because it's amazing.

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Get To Know Aveline In Assassin's Creed III Liberation Trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, PS Vita games, trailer, Ubisoft

Get To Know Aveline In Assassin's Creed III Liberation Trailer

Assassin's Creed III: Liberation is the first game in the franchise to feature a female protagonist - and she's set to be one of the most capable and complex assassins yet. This newest trailer explores Aveline's backstory and motivations while never failing to show us some more gameplay from the exciting Vita exclusive.

Liberation promises to deliver full-fat console action on Sony's handheld, with more depth and features than most of the previously-released Assassin's Creed games. We discuss why Ubisoft are probably on course to do just that in our Assassin's Creed III: Liberation hands on preview.

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Guild Wars 2 Gets In The Halloween Spirit With New Trailer

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Carl Phillips
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ArenaNet, Guild Wars 2, Halloween, MMORPGs, NCsoft, PC games, Shadow of the Mad King, Trailers

Guild Wars 2 Gets In The Halloween Spirit With New Trailer

New In-Game Event To Start  October 22nd

Players of Guild Wars 2 will be able to take part in a four-part event to celebrate Halloween. Titled "Shadow of the Mad King", the first Act will go live on Monday. See the teaser trailer for the update after the jump.

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PSA: 007 Legends' Skyfall Missions Won't Arrive Until November 9th

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Jonathan Lester
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007 Legends, Activision, DLC, Eurocom, No 007 Legends I expect you to die

i.e. The Entire Final Chapter

If you were unfortunate enough to buy Activision's 007 Legends today, you won't be able to play the final chapter of the campaign since the Skyfall missions have been removed from the base game. They'll be made available as free DLC on November 9th to avoid spoiling the events of the film, but for now, the story simply ends in the most inappropriate and abrupt way possible after roughly five hours.

"Why unfortunate?" I hear you ask. You'll find out when our full review goes live at midday.

See Master Chief's Life Flash Before Your Eyes In Halo 4 Launch Trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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343 Industries, FPS, Halo 4, Microsoft Studios, trailer, Xbox 360 games

Halo 4's launch trailer takes us back through Master Chief's life as his mind is violated by a powerful psychic enemy. Witness lots of live action scenes produced by none other than Fight Club's David Fincher, which will probably be enough to get you excited about the November 4th launch.

If that doesn't, Matt's Halo 4 hands-on preview probably will.

Star Citizen Jumps Onto Kickstarter

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Carl Phillips
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Chris Roberts, Cloud Imperium, Crowd Funding, Kickstarter, Space Combat Sims, Squadron 42, Star Citizen

Star Citizen Jumps Onto Kickstarter

Crowd-Funding Effort Over $1 Million Already

After a few setbacks with their own crowd funding system from the start, thanks to millions of hits bringing the official website offline, Chris Roberts announced last night that Star Citizen, the upcoming Space Sim from developers Cloud Imperium, is now available on Kickstarter. This comes after the main crowd-funding effort on the RSI website has reached the halfway point in its $2 million target with 21 days to go, and the Kickstarter has already hit $100,000 of its $500,000 target within hours of its launch. You can see the announcement video by Chris Roberts after the jump.

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Witcher 2 Modding Tools Enter Closed Beta

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Jonathan Lester
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CD Projekt RED, Level Editor, Modding, REDkit, The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings

The REDkit, a powerful content editor designed to let The Witcher 2 players create their own adventures quickly and easily, will release publicly in "the first half of 2013." However, the completely free tool has been rolled out to beta testers picked from 600 modding teams, which should hopefully allow CD Projekt to tweak any problems and secure a large amount of user-generated content at launch.

REDkit allows any player to create a "living world" with the use of advanced landscape design tools, 24-hour day-and-night-cycle simulations and thousands of ready-made assets used in The Witcher 2. It also makes it possible to modify the original game, which is already vast in scope. If you want to know more, the walkthrough video above demonstrates how quickly and effectively users can design an entire quest.

CD Projekt's Cyberpunk RPG Becomes Cyberpunk 2077

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Jonathan Lester
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CD Projekt, CD Projekt RED, Cyberpunk, Cyberpunk 2077, Mike Pondsmith, RPG

CD Projekt's Cyberpunk RPG Becomes Cyberpunk 2077

CD Project RED announced that Cyberpunk has been officially subtitled as Cyberpunk 2077. Now that their brutal sci-fi RPG has a name, Mike Pondsmith and the Polish developer will be moving forward to deliver "freedom of action and diversity in gameplay."

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SOE Live Keynote Round-Up

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Carl Phillips
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Beta, John Smedley, MMOFPS, MMORPGs, PC games, Planetside 2, Release dates, SOE Live 2012, Sony Online Entertainment, Wizardry Online

SOE Live Keynote Round-Up

PlanetSide 2 Release Date & Wizardry Online Announced

Last night, Sony Online Entertainment broadcast their SOE Live Keynote, and while we were expecting news of PlanetSide 2’s release date, which has now been confirmed as November 21st, we also learned of a new MMO title from the studio called Wizardry Online. We have all the details, including the reveal video for PS2’s new continent Amerish, after the jump.

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Team Ninja: 'Consoles Aren't Going To Disappear From Gaming'

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Jonathan Lester
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Games consoles, Home consoles, Team Ninja

Team Ninja: 'Consoles Aren't Going To Disappear From Gaming'

"The Old Guy Is Still There"

On a day when two studios decided to change their focus to mobile games in order to combat a perceived decline in home console popularity, Team Ninja boss Yosuke Hayashi has spoken out in defence of dedicated gaming hardware.

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC Suggested By Steam Achievements

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Jonathan Lester
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2K Games, Achievements, DLC, Firaxis Games, Rumour, Steam, XCOM: Enemy Unknown

XCOM: Enemy Unknown DLC Suggested By Steam Achievements

Phenomenal strategy reboot XCOM: Enemy Unknown may be getting several new missions via DLC if some suggestive Steam achievements are to be believed.

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Medal Of Honor: Warfighter Multiplayer Launch Trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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Danger Close, EA, FPS, Medal Of Honor: Warfighter, multiplayer, trailer

Medal Of Honor: Warfighter will be breaching and clearing its way onto PC and consoles next week, boasting a suite of multiplayer modes that encourage teamwork and buddying up. Players can choose from a wide range of real-world special forces troopers (including the Polish GROM, American OSA and of course the SAS), each of which packs different weapons, equipment and combat roles.

To celebrate, have a launch trailer. Danger Close's latest effort certainly looks shiny and plays well in previews, but we'll have a full review for you soon.

BioShock Infinite Ultimate Songbird Edition Revealed

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Jonathan Lester
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2K Games, Bioshock Infinite, BioShock Infinite: Ultimate Songbird Edition, Collector's Edition, Irrational Games

BioShock Infinite Ultimate Songbird Edition Revealed

And just like that, we're excited for BioShock Infinite again. Irrational Games' Ken Levine has revealed a gorgeous collector's edition for the delayed airborne FPS, featuring a nine and a half inch statue of the menacing Songbird designed by veteran artist Robb Waters.

A premium edition will also be available, containing a smaller if still impressive selection of swag - full details below.

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Capsized Developers Reveal Apotheon: "Open World Mount Olympus"

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Jonathan Lester
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Action RPG, Alientrap Software, Apotheon, Capsized, Indie Games

Alientrap Software, the indie outfit behind critically-acclaimed run & gun platformer Capsized, has revealed their latest project. Apotheon will be a sidescrolling action RPG set in ancient Greece, exploring rich mythology throughout a "massive open-world Mount Olympus."

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A Game Of Dwarves Trailer Goes Deeper Underground

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Jonathan Lester
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A Game of Dwarves, Paradox Interactive, PC games, Sim, Strategy games, trailer, Zeal Game Studios

A Game Of Dwarves Trailer Goes Deeper Underground

The latest trailer for dig 'em up sim A Game Of Dwarves gives us an Attenborough-esque insight into how the mysterious subterranean dwellers construct their communities.

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Battlefield 3: Aftermath Trailer Reveals Staggered Release Dates

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Jonathan Lester
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Battlefield 3, Battlefield 3: Aftermath, DICE, DLC, EA, trailer

This new trailer for Battlefield 3 expansion Aftermath gives us a closer look at some of the earthquake-strewn environments we'll be fighting over when it releases on November 27th.

If you're a PS3-owning Battlefield 3 premium member, that is. Expansion will be rolling out over the course of a fortnight depending on which platform you own - we've got the details after the break.

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Lightbox Interactive Switching To Mobile Game Development

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Carl Phillips
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Dylan Jobe, iOS games, Layoffs, LightBox Interactive, Sony Santa Monica Studios, Starhawk

Lightbox Interactive Switching To Mobile Game Development

Starhawk Developer Hit By Layoffs

It appears that Nihilistic are not the only ones with ideas of heading into the mobile gaming scene, as it was announced today that Lightbox Entertainment would be making an iOS game for their next release. The news was announced as it was revealed that the studio would be laying off 24 of its staff as a result of the change of direction.

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