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Bethesda Warns Xbox 360 Owners Not To Install Doom 3: BFG Edition

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Jonathan Lester
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Bethesda Warns Xbox 360 Owners Not To Install Doom 3: BFG Edition

If you're planning on buying the Doom 3: BFG Edition on Xbox 360 this Friday, don't install it to the hard drive. Bethesda has warned Shack News that "there is no performance advantage to installing the game to your hard drive," and worse, doing so will lock you out of the original versions of Doom and Doom 2.

No, we don't know why either.

Borderlands 2 PS3 Trophies Hint At New DLC

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Borderlands 2, DLC, Gearbox Software, Mr. Torgue's Campaign Of Carnage, Trophies

Borderlands 2 PS3 Trophies Hint At New DLC

Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage

Here we go again. After Borderlands 2's first story DLC pack, Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty, was outed by some suggestive PS3 trophies, another set seems to have confirmed the next content pack as Mr. Torgue's Campaign Of Carnage.

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Black Ops Declassified Dev Nihilistic Software Becomes nStigate

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Black Ops: Declassified, Nihilistic Software, nStigate, rebrand, Resistance: Burning Skies

Black Ops Declassified Dev Nihilistic Software Becomes nStigate

Moves Towards Downloadable & Mobile Games

Nihilistic Software, the developers behind Vita FPS Resistance: Burning Skies and the upcoming Black Ops Declassified, will be reforming as a new studio with a new name and a focus on mobile gaming.

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Medal Of Honor: Warfighter Screenshots Promise "The Best FPS Engine Out There"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Danger Close, EA, FPS, Medal Of Honor: Warfighter, PC games, PS3 games, Screenshots, Xbox 360 games

Medal Of Honor: Warfighter Screenshots Promise "The Best FPS Engine Out There"

EA have released three new screenshots for Medal Of Honor: Warfighter, which demonstrate the power of the Frostbite 2.0 engine in action. The accompanying blog post goes as far to state that "the best FPS engine out there," promising "an extreme level of detail" and "fleshed out scenery." You can be the judge of that after the break.

If our latest hands-on preview is anything to go by, Danger Close's FPS effort definitely is looking sensational - and playing rather nicely too.

MoH: Warfighter is out on October 26th in the UK.

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Forza Horizon Rally DLC Dated, Detailed & Priced

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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DLC, Forza Horizon, Microsoft Studios, Playground Games, Racing Games, Turn 10 Studios, Xbox 360 games

Forza Horizon Rally DLC Dated, Detailed & Priced

Microsoft has announced that Forza Horizon's Rally DLC pack will release on December 18th, costing 1600 Microsoft Points or included in the season pass. The expansion will feature "immersive and authentic rally racing on the roughest, untamed roads of Colorado," along with "deeper ruts, higher jumps, and new surface types to explore".

"Players will experience authentic rally action behind the wheel of rally-tuned cars, complete with co-driver calls, and much more."

Six monthly car packs will also be introduced from launch, starting on October 25th with six premium rides. We've got the list of new vehicles below.

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PSN Store Update: Walking Dead, Battle Royale Beta & Plus Deals

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Playstation Store, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PSN, Sony

PSN Store Update: Walking Dead, Battle Royale Beta & Plus Deals

This week's PlayStation Store update brings good news all round. The Walking Dead: Episode 4 - Around Every Corner is now available to download, so if you've been following the series, Matt's 8/10 review explains why you probably should.

The PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale public beta kicks off today for PS Plus members, while Vita owners can get involved at leisure. Plus subscribers can also get their hands on The Unfinished Swan and, if you're a fan of flight sims, a bundle pack of Dogfight 1942 and its two expansions for £7.99 provides a great value proposition. [thanks for the tip, ODB]

I'd also like to point out that you can download a PSP bundle pack of Half Minute Hero and Blazing Souls Accelate to your Vita for £10.99, which is much better value than netting them separately. Note that Accelate is a bit of a mixed bag, though. As always, the full update is available on the EU PlayStation Blog or condensed after the break.

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New-Look PlayStation Store Launches Today [UPDATE]

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Playstation Store, PS3, PSN, Sony

New-Look PlayStation Store Launches Today [UPDATE]

Sony are deploying an all-new PlayStation Store user interface as part of today's update, which should make the marketplace much more intuitive to navigate.

UPDATE: Sony have temporarily reverted back to the old design to address some major launch day issues, such as slow browsing speeds, wallet problems and an inability to distinguish between regular and PlayStation Plus members. "We look forward to introducing the new look store to the UK market shortly," said the company in a short statement.

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Doom 3: BFG Edition Launch Trailer Descends Into Hell

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Doom 3: BFG Edition, id Software, PC games, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games

Doom 3's BFG Edition, which contains 1080p visuals, the Resurrection Of Evil expansion pack and eight new levels (not to mention the original Doom and Doom 2), will be hitting the UK this Friday. To celebrate, here's a launch trailer that shows off some of the new graphics and claustrophobic action to advantage.

Personally, I'm chuffed that the torch has been bolted onto your armour this time around. Having to hold it may have lead to some effective scares, but I daresay that many players would have preferred to wield a massive gun instead...

F-Zero, Yoshi & Dancing Octopus Minigames Outed For Nintendo Land

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Nintendo, Nintendo Land, Wii U games

F-Zero, Yoshi & Dancing Octopus Minigames Outed For Nintendo Land

Three new minigames have been outed for Nintendo Land, the Wii U pack-in designed to educate players in the nuances of asymmetrical multiplayer. Captain Falcon, Yoshi and a bizarre dancing octopus will all be making an appearance, showcasing very different gameplay experiences and input methods.

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Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut Coming To PS3 With Move Support

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Jonathan Lester
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Access Games, Deadly Premonition, Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut, FK? In the coffee?, Horror games, PS3 games, Survival Horror Games, SWERY65

Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut Coming To PS3 With Move Support

SWERY's cult horror hit Deadly Premonition will arrive on PS3 in a revamped Director's Cut edition that supports the PlayStation Move peripheral and stereoscopic 3D. Better yet, it will hit Europe first when it releases in early 2013.

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Pikmin 3 Dated For Spring 2013

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Nintendo, Pikmin 3, Wii U games

Pikmin 3 Dated For Spring 2013

Pikmin 3 has been dated for "the spring of 2013" in the latest edition of Nintendo's Iwata Asks interview column. The anticipated sequel was billed as a "launch window" title by the recent list, but since the definition of launch window extends to March 31st 2013, it's likely that we'll see it towards the tail end of the season.

For now, why not head over to our Pikmin 3 hands-on preview?

Mark Of The Ninja Launches On Steam

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Klei Entertainment, PC games, Side scrollers, Stealth Games, XBLA

Mark Of The Ninja Launches On Steam

Klei's masterful sidescrolling stealth 'em up Mark Of The Ninja is now available on Steam for £11.99.

"Mark of the Ninja is an utter triumph," Matt gushed in our 9/10 review. "Not content with just pulling off a 2D stealth game, Klei have struck the perfect balance between accessibility and depth, crafting a fantastically engrossing title that provides splendid satisfaction through gameplay. Pure shadowy bliss."

So you should probably buy it then. Note that the 1200 Microsoft Points XBLA version is slightly cheaper, though.

Back In Black: Black Ops II Launch Trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Activision, Black Ops II, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, FPS, trailer, Treyarch

Back In Black: Black Ops II Launch Trailer

Black Ops II is out on November 13th, and this new launch teaser shows off some of the bombastic futuristic set pieces that Treyarch plan on bringing to the Call Of Duty experience. Jetpacks, drones, horses and jumpjets? Go on then.

It also features 'Back In Black' by AC/DC, which is probably worth cranking up the volume for.

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PlanetSide 2 Release Date To Be Announced On Thursday

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Carl Phillips
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News
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John Smedley, MMOFPS, PC games, Planetside 2, Release dates, SOE

PlanetSide 2 Release Date To Be Announced On Thursday

New Continent Also To Be Shown

Quite update for you all; SOE President John Smedley took to the PlanetSide 2 forums to announce that during a livestreamed keynote on Thursday we would finally be learning the official release date for the upcoming Free-To Play MMOFPS. In addition, we will be getting our first look at the third continent of Amerish. You can read the post in full, which also discusses the current state of development, by clicking here.

We’ll be sure to have all the details from the keynote as they are announced. In the meantime, you can still apply to join the on-going beta test or purchase a Founders pack for PlanetSide 2 by heading over to the official website.

REPORT: Next Skyrim DLC To Take Place On Solstheim & Feature Dragon Mounts

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Bethesda Game Studios, Bethesda Softworks, DLC, Dragonborn, RPGs, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

REPORT: Next Skyrim DLC To Take Place On Solstheim & Feature Dragon Mounts

Will we finally get to ride a dragon in Skyrim? Well, we're still not really sure. But some recently uncovered clues suggest that it might be a possibility.

Bethesda forum memberMardoxx went rummaging through the Skyrim patch 1.8 beta source code and discovered a few filenames and other clues that potentially point towards the next DLC bundle for Bethesda's fantastic RPG.

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Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome DLC Trailered, Out Today

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Crusader Kings II, Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome, Grand strategy, Paradox Interactive, Strategy games

Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome DLC Trailered, Out Today

Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome, the Byzantine-oriented new expansion for the fiendishly addictive and critically acclaimed Crusader Kings II goes live today.

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New Xbox 360 Dashboard Update Rolls Out Today

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Dashboard Update, Internet Explorer, Xbo Video, Xbox Live, Xbox music

New Xbox 360 Dashboard Update Rolls Out Today

Kills Off Zune

The latest Xbox 360 dashboard update is available from today, offering up integrated web browsing via Internet Explorer, delivering new streaming media opportunities with Xbox Music, serving up a banquet of improved search and personalisation options, and rebranding the video streaming services with Xbox Video.

Zune is no more. Well, the name at least.

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COD Elite Going Free, Black Ops II Season Pass Confirmed

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Actiision, Beachhead Studios, Call of Duty Elite, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, DLC, FPS games, Treyarch

COD Elite Going Free, Black Ops II Season Pass Confirmed

Activision have confirmed reports of a Black Ops II Season Pass, also announcing that the stat-tracking, community-building service Call of Duty: Elite will be going completely free.

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COD Blops: Declassified Gets A Release Date

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Activision, Black Ops: Declassified, Call Of Duty, Nihilistic Software

COD Blops: Declassified Gets A Release Date

A quick one, this...

CVG have reported that Call of Duty: Black Ops - Declassified - the first outing for Activision's absurdly popular FPS on the Playstation Vita - will be released on November 13th alongside the global launch for Black Ops II.

We've contacted Activision ourselves too just to be sure.

Borderlands 2's Captain Scarlett and her Pirate’s Booty Released Worldwide

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Matt Gardner
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News
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2K Games, Borderlands 2, Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty, DLC, Gearbox Software

The first slab of mission-oriented DLC for Borderlands 2 has been released worldwide today, inviting players to team up and head into the sandy wastes of the Pirate Bay to go treasure hunting.

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