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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Trailer Shows Story & Swordplay

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Jonathan Lester
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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

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Jonathan Lester
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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

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Jonathan Lester
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

NBA Live 13 Cancelled

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Brendan Griffiths
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NBA Live 13 Cancelled

EA have once again decided to cancel development of their latest NBA title, NBA Live 13. Originally planned for an October release, the news is sudden to say the least. The decision was made due to the game not meeting EA’s required standards. Considering the strong competition coming from 2K Sports' NBA 2K13 it's perhaps unsurprising that EA don't want to release a notably under par product.

Andrew Wilson, Executive Vice President of the EA Sports label, released the following statement on the official website:

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A Valley Without Wind Sequel Announced - Will Be Free For Existing Players

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Jonathan Lester
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A Valley Without Wind, A Valley Without Wind 2, Arcen Games, Awesome, Indie Games

A Valley Without Wind Sequel Announced - Will Be Free For Existing Players

Arcen Games has announced that the sensational platformer hybrid A Valley Without Wind will be receiving a full sequel. Existing customers will get it for free, while newcomers can buy both games for the price of one.

Is this awesome? Yes. A Valley Without Wind 2 promises a new isometric world to explore, improved procedural generation, an expanded city building element, unique characters, classes and more. We've got the details below.

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Ubisoft: Splinter Cell: Blacklist Backlash Is An 'Uninformed, Kneejerk Reaction'

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Jonathan Lester
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Ubisoft: Splinter Cell: Blacklist Backlash Is An 'Uninformed, Kneejerk Reaction'

Splinter Cell: Blacklist's trailers have proven to be incredibly divisive since E3 2012, with many fans concerned that the series is being taken in a more action-oriented direction. However, Ubisoft believes that this backlash is "uninformed," and that players aren't aware of the breadth of gameplay styles they'll be able to use in every encounter.

Whose fault is that exactly, Ubisoft?

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New Concept Art Emerges For Chris Roberts’ Upcoming Project

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Carl Phillips
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Chris Roberts, Concept Art, Ryan Church, Space Simulation, Wing Commander

New Concept Art Emerges For Chris Roberts’ Upcoming Project

Carriers, Hangers, & Fighters (Oh My!)

With under two weeks to go before Wing Commander creator Chris Roberts officially unveils his new space-based game, a new piece of concept art has emerged from the Roberts Space Industries website. The picture, titled “Carrier Hanger”, gives us a taster of what we could be calling home in Roberts’ new universe (click to see it in all its glory.) What’s more, it confirms that artist Ryan Church is on board for designing duties for the project.

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Oculus Rift Dev Kit Available To Pre-Order

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Jonathan Lester
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Oculus Rift Dev Kit Available To Pre-Order

The Oculus Rift 3D headset, which entered full production after an unbelievably successful Kickstarter campaign, is now available to pre-order. The dev kit, SDK and shipping will set you back $345 (£213.07), though the finished retail product may benefit from a few more months of development. Orders will ship in January 2013.

Matt tried out the Oculus Rift at Gamescom and managed to jot down his impressions after recovering from a serious case of blown mind. Once you've gotten over the initial shock, wearing the headset is just like stepping directly into another world, with industry legends like id Software's John Carmack praising its potential.

You can read our interview with Oculus creator Palmer Luckey for more details.

Zone Of The Enders Collector's Edition Revealed

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Jonathan Lester
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Zone Of The Enders Collector's Edition Revealed

Mech Way For New Screenshots

Awful pun aside, Zone Of The Enders HD is looking thoroughly gorgeous - as evidenced by nearly a dozen new screengrabs. Konami has also announced that a collector's edition will be available, containing the game, soundtrack, a 100-page art book packaged in a big yellow box. You can gawp at some beauty shots after the break.

Zone Of The Enders HD is dated for October 30th in the States, but Konami still haven't locked it down for Europe. Several retailers expect a January 2013 launch.

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Nintendo: "Fantastic Projects" On The Way From Miyamoto & Retro Studios

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Jonathan Lester
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Nintendo, Retro Studios, Shigeru Miyamoto, Wii U

Nintendo: "Fantastic Projects" On The Way From Miyamoto & Retro Studios

The Wii U's launch lineup may be looking healthy, but much of the console's longevity will lie with Nintendo's first party output. According to a suitably coy Reggie Fils-Aime, we'll have some "fantastic projects" to look forward to courtesy of Shigeru Miyamoto and Retro Studios.

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Achievements & Gamerscore Now Unlocks Xbox Live Rewards

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Jonathan Lester
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Achievements, Gamerscore, Microsoft, Xbox 360 games, Xbox Live

Achievements & Gamerscore Now Unlocks Xbox Live Rewards

Unlocking achievements and gaining Gamerscore may be an addictive if ultimately pointless diversion for many players, but dedicated achievement hunters will now get some tangible benefits in the form of an ongoing Microsoft Points rebate and special gift. A very small rebate, mind you, but it's something at least.

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Football Manager 2013 Dated For November

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Jonathan Lester
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Football Manager 2013, PC games, Sega, Sports Interactive

Football Manager 2013 Dated For November

Pre-Order For Beta Access

SEGA and Sports Interactive have pinned down Football Manager 2013 to a November 2nd UK release date. If you pre-order, you can get early access to the playable beta, which will allow you to transfer your save files over to the full game at launch.

The beta will terminate on November 5th.