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Roberts To Return To His Gaming Roots With Upcoming Project

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Announcement, Chris Roberts, PC games, Roberts Space Industries, Teaser, Wing Commander

Roberts To Return To His Gaming Roots With Upcoming Project

Regular "Micro-Updates" To Propel The Story Forward

8 days is all that stands between us and the reveal for Chris Roberts’ next game, and in preparation of this the Wing Commander creator spoke to Gamespot about his announcement next week at GDC Online. In the article, Roberts explains why he has returned after years making films, hints at his intentions for the game, and even supplies a teaser trailer. See the highlights and the video after the jump.

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Just Dance 4 Out Today, Launch Trailer Starts A Party

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Dance Games, Just Dance 4, Kinect, Music games, Playstation Move, trailer, Ubisoft, Wii

Sometimes, I get a good feeling. Yeah. It's probably got something to do with this launch trailer for Just Dance 4, which releases today on Kinect, PS Move and Wii. A Wii U version is also incoming.

As far as I can tell, Just Dance 4 will cause pretty people to enter your lounge and put their hands in the air as if they have no strong opinions one way or the other.

New Super Mario Bros 2 DLC Out Today On 3DS eShop

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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3DS Games, DLC, eShop, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Nintendo


Three content packs for New Super Mario Bros 2 will be hitting the 3DS eShop today, including the Gold Rush Pack (get 30,000 coins against the clock), Coin Challenge Pack (a leaderboard challenge), and a masochistic Nerve-Wrack Pack (does exactly what it says on the tin). Each will set you back £2, and you can watch them in action in a new Nintendo Direct Mini presentation.

We awarded Nintendo's latest platformer with a 7/10 score in our New Super Mario Bros 2 review, suggesting that the coin collection hasn't been integrated into the core Mario experience in a particularly relevant or thoughtful way.

Mass Effect Trilogy Edition DLC Detailed

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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BioWare, DLC, EA, Mass Effect Trilogy

Mass Effect Trilogy Edition DLC Detailed

The Mass Effect Trilogy Edition will include different DLC packs depending on which platform you purchase it on. Good news for PC players, in that you'll get the first Mass Effect's (terrible) DLC alongside a Cerberus pass for Mass Effect 2 and online access to Mass Effect 3 - but bad news for Xbox 360 owners in that you'll have to buy Pinnacle Station and Bring Down The Sky separately. The PS3 version is still up in the air, despite more confirmation that the original Mass Effect will be hitting US PSN as a standalone download.

However, EA still isn't willing to confirm if and when the trilogy edition is headed to Europe.

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REPORT: Is 2K Marin's XCOM Now A 3rd Person SOCOM-esque Game?

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
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2K Games, 2K Marin, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games, Xcom

REPORT: Is 2K Marin's XCOM Now A 3rd Person SOCOM-esque Game?

Some screenshots purportedly from a marketing survey have arisen that suggest 2K Marin's XCOM - you know, the other game that was original destined to be a tactical FPS before sinking without a trace - may have changed form, with the images hinting towards a third-person tactical shooter, not unlike SOCOM.

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Valve's Faliszek Hints At L4D3 Possibility

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
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Chet Faliszek, Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 3, Valve

Valve's Faliszek Hints At L4D3 Possibility

No, it's not an announcement or even an admission that anything is  happening over at Valve regarding Left 4 Ded 3, but writer Chet Faliszek has suggested that it's certainly a possibility, noting that it's one of his favourite series.

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PS3 Super Slim Boosts Sony's Hardware Sales

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Games consoles, Hardware, PS3, PS3 Super Slim, Sales, Sony

PS3 Super Slim Boosts Sony's Hardware Sales

Despite no price cut, and only really offering size and sound reductions rather than any additional features, it would seem that gamers are responding to Sony's recent low-fat gaming diet, as the PS3 Super Slim has boosted the Japanese hardware giant's home console sales by 138%.

According to according to UKIE and GfK Chart-Track (via MCV), 37% of all PS3 units sold last week were of the new model - sporting a 500GB hard drive.

Sony have announced that an EU-only SKU with 12GB Flash memory will release over here on October 12th.

Halo Waypoint Video Shows Off Halo 4's Promethean Weapons

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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343 Industries, Halo 4, Microsoft Studios, Trailers, Videos, Xbox 360 games

We've got a fat Halo 4 multiplayer blowout coming for you later this week, but in the interim you can check out this fresh Waypoint video showing off some of the Promethean weapons that you'll get to play with in next month's game. There are some little tactical tidbits on how best to use them, along with some footage of the guns in action across the Solace and Complex multiplayer maps.

Sony's Yoshida Disappointed By Low Third-Party Vita Support

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Playstation Vita, Shuhei Yoshida, Sony, Third-Party

Sony's Yoshida Disappointed By Low Third-Party Vita Support

Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has expressed some disappointment over the rather low level of support that the Playstation Vita has received from Sony's third-party partners.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Trailer Shows Story & Swordplay

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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#robotchainsawwolves, Konami, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Platinum Games, trailer

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Trailer Shows Story & Swordplay

Platinum Games has released an English version of Metal Gear Rising: Reveangeance's bonkers TGS trailer. If you want to finally understand what's going on, now's your chance.

Thankfully, there was no way that the tight swordplay, OTT action, slow motion HF Blade shenanigans and robot chainsaw wolves could get lost in translation. Platinum don't mess about when it comes to imaginative and skilful brawlers, and Revengeance is looking all kinds of ridiculous ahead of its February 2013 launch. In a very good way.

Frankly, this is one of the most exciting trailers we've seen in months. Definitely a good way to brighten up this miserable Monday morning.

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Interactive Trailer

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Firaxis, Strategy games, trailer, XCOM: Enemy Unknown

XCOM: Enemy Unknown will hinge on letting us to make our own decisions, strategies and indeed mistakes when it comes to defeating the ravening extraterrestrial menace, and this new interactive trailer illustrates a small part of what it means to be an XCOM commander. How many soldiers will you save?

Firaxis' anticipated strategy reboot is out on October 12th - not long now. While you're waiting, you can download a PC demo, check out our recent hands-on preview, and pore over our interview with producer Garth DeAngelis.

Sony: Likely Vita Price Cut In 2013

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Price cut, PS Vita, Sony

Sony: Likely Vita Price Cut In 2013

"The Question Is Not So Much If, But When"

According to Sony UK chief Fergal Gara, the PS Vita will probably be receiving an official price cut next year.

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UK Games Charts | 29th September 2012

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Borderlands 2, FIFA 13, Rocksmith, UK Games Charts, UK retail, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

UK Games Charts | 29th September 2012

In what can only be described as a foregone conclusion, FIFA 13 has skyrocketed to the top of the UK charts since its release last Friday, knocking Borderlands 2 down into a worthy second place. Matt's full review will be going live in a matter of hours, but you can check out his intriguing first impressions by listening to Sunday's PWNcast. With a strong on-the-pitch showing from PES 2013, the battle for footy dominance might not be as simple as the sales suggest.

Elsewhere, new faces are seeping into the charts. Rocksmith is finally out and selling well thanks to its innovative take on learning guitar through playing, while the evergreen World Of Warcraft is attracting strong sales for its latest expansion.

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Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee HD Becomes "New n' Tasty"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Oddworld Inhabitants, Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New 'n' Tasty, PC games, PS Vita games, PSN, XBLA

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee HD Becomes "New n' Tasty"

Have Some Delish New Screens

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee HD has officially been branded as New n' Tasty, which is probably appropriate considering how gorgeous the revamped platformer looks. Feel free to gorge yourself on some new screenshots ahead of its distant Autumn 2013 launch on PC, PSN (PS3 & Vita) and XBLA.

New n' Tasty will also contain some extra features, outlined below.

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Torchlight 2 Visualisation Charts Three Years Of Development

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PC games, Runic Games, Torchlight II

Torchlight 2 Visualisation Charts Three Years Of Development

Runic Games has released a Gource-powered video that shows how Torchlight II evolved throughout its three painstaking years of development. For those in the know, it's a fascinating romp through the iterative development process - but for others it will resemble a full-scale assault from the Crystalline Entity.

We gave Torchlight II a perfect score in our recent review, praising the 33-man team for creating an exceptional, versatile and above all fun dungeon crawler.

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New Far Cry 3 Savages Trailer Increases 'Want' Factor

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Far Cry 3, FPS games, PC games, PS3 games, trailer, Ubisoft, Xbox 360 games

New Far Cry 3 Savages Trailer Increases 'Want' Factor

Two whole months to go until Far Cry 3 is released and each trailer just makes the wait even worse. This new video introduces us to Buck, an Aussie nutcase that we get the feeling may even turn out to be worse than Vaas. The action shows us more tantalising glimpses of the island from land, sea and air. With the environments looking as gorgeous as they are, we’re hoping the game will start a trend for not basing your game in industrial estates and office blocks. More trees, more beaches, more sun and definitely more tigers in everything from now on please.

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At A Glance: Weekly Roundup 23rd September - 30th September 2012

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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At A Glance, Game news, News Roundup, September 2012, Weekly Roundup

At A Glance: Weekly Roundup 23rd September - 30th September 2012

This week's been all about Borderlands 2 and frankly, it's amazing we've got any work done with the little beauty demanding to be played constantly. Our reviews also include the Carrier Command reboot, War of the Roses and Tales of Graces f. Previews include Assassin's Creed III, Injustice: Gods Among Us and A Games of Dwarves. In the news, Nintendo announced all the Wii U launch titles, Black Ops II unleashed the zombies and Dead or Alive pumped up their girls. Again. Enjoy the links to all this and more below.

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Code Of Princess Trailer For The 3DS

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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3DS Games, Action RPGs, Code of Princess, trailer

Code Of Princess Trailer For The 3DS

Fans of old-school scrolling beat ‘em ups should fix their eyes all over this new Code of Princess trailer. Featuring some terrific-looking action that’s very reminiscent of games like Guardian Heroes, this melee combat-heavy RPG is coming out October 10th in North America. Sadly, no date has been confirmed yet for Europe, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled for you.

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Bigger Breasts Demanded By Dead Or Alive Fans

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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boobs, breasts, Dead Or Alive 5, Team Ninja, Tecmo Koei, Yohei Shimbori

Bigger Breasts Demanded By Dead Or Alive Fans

That’s right folks we have another Dead or Alive game, so here’s another boob-related story. At least Tecmo Koei hasn’t stuck a pair on a wall to advertise the game this time (see video below). In an interview with Gamasutra, game director, Yohei Shimbori reveals that his studio was initially told by their overseas offices to tone down the sexualised characters in Dead or Alive 5.

This created a backlash though when fans played a demo of the game bundled with Ninja Gaiden 3. Shimbori said, “We actually got a lot of feedback from people who were playing it, saying, ‘We want bigger breasts. Make the characters more like that.’ That was kind of surprising.”

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Rainbow Moon Heading to Vita In 2013

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Eastasiasoft, Rainbow Moon, RPG Games, Sidequest Studios, Vita games

Rainbow Moon Heading to Vita In 2013

Popular PSN RPG, Rainbow Moon, will be released on PS Vita next year. Publisher eastasiasoft have just announced the news and Marcus Pukropski, CEO of the game’s developers, SideQuest Studios said, “We’ve been asked this question many times, I’m so very happy to finally announce that we will bring Rainbow Moon to the PS Vita. All the feedback we have received for Rainbow Moon during the last few months has been tremendous, and I hope that today’s announcement will make a lot of PS Vita owners and Rainbow Moon fans happy.”

Click to read what we want from a Vita version.