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Sound Design 101 In Latest WildStar Update

Author:
Carl Phillips
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News
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Carbine Studios, MMORPGs, NCsoft, PC games, Sound design, WildStar

Sound Design 101 In Latest WildStar Update

Greg Meader Shows Us How It’s Done

Here at Dealspwn know we have a few people interested in the world of sound design (if you haven’t already, be sure to check out regular Kopite211’s impressive take on the BioShock intro) but in the latest WildStar Wednesday update, Carbine Studios have decided to showcase an example of their work. Greg Meader, who is the Senior Sound Designer on upcoming MMORPG WildStar, lets us know about his previous work, his inspirations, and then guides us through the process for providing the audio for one of the enemies on Nexus: The Skug Queen.

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PSN Store Update: Portal On The Move, Black Ops Declassified

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Black Ops: Declassified, DLC, Playstation Store, Playstation store update, Portal 2: In Motion, PS Vita games, PS3 games

PSN Store Update: Portal On The Move, Black Ops Declassified

This week's PlayStation Store update finally brings us Counter-Strike: GO.

Only joking.

Instead, we have the new expansion for Portal 2, In Motion, that features a motion-controlled campaign compatible with the PlayStation Move. PS Plus members can get a 30% discount. New games include Of Orcs And Men and a complete Saints Row package, alongside Black Ops: Declassified for the PS Vita. Early reports suggest that you should avoid Nihilistic's portable Call Of Duty title like the plague, and for the sake of full disclosure, review code hasn't been made available to us (danger!).

Either way, as always, we have the lean update and prices after the break - thanks to the latest post on the PlayStation Blog.

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Portal 2: In Motion Trailer Shows Portals On The Move

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
DLC, Playstation Move, Portal 2, Portal 2: In Motion, Sixense, trailer

PS3 DLC & Free Move Update Out Today

Portal 2: In Motion releases today on PSN, bringing a new campaign to Valve's puzzler built for the PlayStation Move peripheral. This latest trailer shows off some of the unique motion-controlled gameplay features in action, such as one-to-one throwing, scaling and Portal surfing. If you like what you see, it will be available for £7.99.

Portal 2 will also be made fully compatible with the PlayStation Move via a free patch, which adds support for the peripheral into the singleplayer and cooperative campaigns.

Assassin's Creed III PC Version Will Include All Patches

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Assassin's Creed III, Patch, PC games, Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed III PC Version Will Include All Patches

New Console Patch Incoming To Fix Lingering Bugs

Ubisoft promises that Assassin's Creed III's PC version "will be less buggy than the console versions," which will soon receive a meaty glitch-killing update themselves.

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Report: Widespread Origin Account Hacking In Progress

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
Tags:
EA, Hackers, Origin

Report: Widespread Origin Account Hacking In Progress

Myriad Origin customers are reporting that their accounts have been hacked over the last week, receiving emails confirming that their username and/or passwords have been successfully changed. They've been unable to log in to their accounts afterwards. [via NeoGAF]

Worryingly, dates of birth and security questions are also being changed, meaning that restoring account access and proving their own identity is proving to be difficult in many cases. EA urge affected consumers to contact their support centre.

Have you been affected by this issue?

PS3 Custom Firmware Users Face Lifetime PSN Bans

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
custom firmware, Hackers, PS3, PSN, Sony

PS3 Custom Firmware Users Face Lifetime PSN Bans

Sony is getting tough on PS3 hackers following new custom firmware doing the rounds, threatening lifetime PSN bans for those involved.

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The Secret World Issue 4 Trailer: Big Trouble In The Big Apple

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
EA, funcom, MMO, The Secret World, trailer, Update

The Secret World Issue 4 Trailer: Big Trouble In The Big Apple

Funcom's latest update for The Secret World includes a New York raid event, some London-based theatrics and great big chainsaws. Oh my. Issue 4 will roll out later this month, as evidenced by this new trailer.

A rockey release window and controversial subscription pricing model lead to a seriously slow start for Funcom's MMO despite its impressive quality. More details are available in Carl's epic The Secret World review.

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GTA V Trailer Two: Watch It Here At 4 PM

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Grand Theft Auto V, GTA V, PS3 games, Rockstar, trailer, Xbox 360 games

GTA V Trailer Two: Watch It Here At 4 PM

As promised, the second trailer for Grand Theft Auto V will be streaming live at 16:00 GMT today. You can watch it online right here, after the break (so long as it doesn't break the internet again...).

Until then, why not check out the latest GTA V gameplay details?

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Ubisoft: Rayman Delayed Beyond Good & Evil 2

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Beyond Good & Evil 2, Michel Ancel, Rayman Legends, Rayman Origins, Ubisoft

Ubisoft: Rayman Delayed Beyond Good & Evil 2

Ubisoft have found another excuse for why we're not playing Beyond Good & Evil 2 yet, this time blaming Rayman Origins and Legends for monopolising Michel Ancel's time. Which actually sounds fair enough to us, frankly.

At least it's still in the works for next-gen consoles.

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More Features To Be Added To Star Citizen

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
News
Tags:
bobbleheads, Chris Roberts, Cloud Imperium, Crowd Funding, PC games, Space sims, Star Citizen

$3.5 Million Hit With 5 Days To Go

It appears that cheesy yet awesome video pleas are exactly that Cloud Imperium needed, as the final push to $4 Million for the upcoming space sim Star Citizen looks like it could be realised. In an update posted on the Robert Space Industries website earlier this morning, it was announced that along with a new star system being added to the game, the features of customisable cockpits, allowing for bobbleheads and dinosaurs, (no doubt pleasing Firefly fans everywhere) and ship-to-ship boarding will be included in the final game.

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Blink And You'll Miss New Splinter Cell: Blacklist Footage

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Action Games, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Stealth Games, trailer, Ubisoft

Blink And You'll Miss New Splinter Cell: Blacklist Footage

Ubisoft have been doing an abjectly poor job at properly telling players what to expect from Splinter Cell: Blacklist. We know full well that it supports stealth and action simultaneously and lets you choose between them as you see fit, but you wouldn't know it for all the trailers of big explosions, air strikes and cover shooting.

That said, things are picking up. This new slice of alpha footage may be short, but it showcases pure stealth gameplay faciliated by the 'Closer Than Ever' mechanic. Expect more over the coming weeks.

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Wii U MiiVerse Functionality Explained In Video

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Nintendo, Wii U

Still haven't quite got a handle on what MiiVerse is? Join the club. Luckily, Nintendo has released a lengthy video explaining the Wii U's social functionality, along with how user accounts and Wii save transfers will work.

Explosive Fuse Screenshots Show Exploding Explosions, Also Characters

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Action Games, EA, Fuse, Insomniac, Overstrike, Screenshots

Explosive Fuse Screenshots Show Exploding Explosions, Also Characters

Several new Fuse screenshots that previously only graced the pages of print magazines have finally made their way onto the internet, giving us a closer look at Insomniac's four-player shooter. And stuff blowing up.

Our latest Fuse ands-on preview explains how strong gameplay identity could help to soothe our concerns over its change in tone.

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StarCraft II: Heart Of The Swarm Dated For March 2013

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Activision, Blizzard, Expansion Pack, PC games, RTS, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

StarCraft II: Heart Of The Swarm Dated For March 2013

Queen Of Blades Kerrigan and the ravening Zerg will make their return on March 12th, 2013, by way of the long-awaited Heart Of The Swarm StarCraft II expansion. Blizzard have blown the lid off the new additions to the series and two collector's editions, which we've rounded up below.

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Crytek: 300,000 Petition Signatures Necessary For Timesplitters HD Collection

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Crytek, Free Radical, Timesplitters

Crytek: 300,000 Petition Signatures Necessary For Timesplitters HD Collection

In no uncertain terms, Crytek will only consider a Timesplitters HD collection or sequel if they can see real demand for it. If, for example, a popular online petition reaches a third of a million signatures...

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Playstation Plus Arrives On PS Vita On November 21st

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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Playstation Plus, Playstation Vita, SCEE, Sony

Playstation Plus Arrives On PS Vita On November 21st

Oh man. Playstaton Vita is getting added to Playstation Plus, officially making it even better value for money...which is difficult, because it was already pretty damn good to begin with.

SCEE announced today that System Software Update 2.00 for the Vita will bring with it Playstation Plus on November 21st at no additional cost.

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PSA | Need For Speed: Most Wanted Demo Out Now

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Criterion Games, Demos, EA Games, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Racing Games

EA have released a demo for Need for Speed: Most Wanted today on PSN and XBL, giving players the opportunity to burn rubber around the streets of Fairhaven City and accumulate as many as 50,000 Speed Points which can then be carried over into the full version of the game.

NFS: Most Wanted released last month to huge acclaim on PS3 and Xbox 360, and will hit the Wii U next year.

Cities In Motion: London To Launch On November 20th

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Cities In Motion: London, Colossal Order, Paradox Interactive, PC games

Ever wanted to revamp our glorious capital's transit system? Well now you're going to be able to as London joins the likes of New York, Helsinki, Vienna, Amsterdam, and Berlin to get the Cities in Motion treatment.

Of course, there'll be a host of famous landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, and terribly shiny giant Dildo Gherkin, although we couldn't help but notice in the trailer that the cars are driving down the wrong side of the road.

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Born Ready Deliver 90-Minute Dev Walkthrough For Strike Suit Zero

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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Born Ready Games, Dev diaries, Gameplay footage, Spacce sims, Space games, Strike Suit Zero, Videos

Born Ready Deliver 90-Minute Dev Walkthrough For Strike Suit Zero

I can remember a time when we were all huddled around an empty oil drum here in  the Dealspwn offices, crying into a flannel, and bemoaning the lack of space games as a ratty urchin played a haunting dirge on faded violin.

But now we're getting nice things!

We're pretty excited about Strike Suit Zero, and Born Ready keep on giving us more and more reasons to bbe eagerly anticpating its arrival next year. The developers have just dropped a massive 90-minute walkthrough on TwitchTV, as well as releasing a new developer diary that discusses the music in the game, and features Paul Ruskay, who counts the award-winning Homeworld soundtrack amongst his credits.

Watch both videos after the jump >>

F1 Race Stars 'Powerup Parody' Trailers

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
Tags:
Codemasters Racing, F1 Race Stars, Karting games, PS3 games, trailer, Xbox 360 games

F1 Race Stars 'Powerup Parody' Trailers

F1 Race Stars, the officially-licensed Formula One karting game from Codemasters Racing, is set to release this Friday. As you'd expect, there'll be many powerups to play with: from the relatively authentic KERS boost to turning your kart into a fizzy drink. I could elaborate on that last one, but you're probably better off watching the narrated (and rather humourous) gameplay trailers below.

We've got more details and screenshots in our F1 Race Stars release date details roundup.

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