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Gears Of War: Judgement Campaign Trailer - The Guts Of Gears

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Jonathan Lester
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Epic Games, Gears of War: Judgement, People Can Fly, Xbox 360 games

Gears Of War: Judgement Campaign Trailer - The Guts Of Gears

Confirmed: Prequel To Include Original Game For Free

We've got two pieces of Gears Of War: Judgement coverage for your viewing pleasure today. First of all, here's a new trailer for the prequel's campaign, which is suitably gory but rather more lighthearted than usual thanks to Baird being the main character.

However, some leaked box art is also currently doing the rounds, which indicates that the original Gears Of War might be included with Judgement as a free download. Epic Games have yet to confirm or deny whether the artwork is legit, but here's hoping.

UPDATE: Microsoft has now confirmed that of Gears Of War: Judgement will definitely include a download code for the original game in "initial launch quantities." Apparently less than half of Gears Of War 3 players actually tried the first title in the series, which seems bonkers to us.

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New Wii U Games To Be Revealed Tomorrow

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Nintendo, Nintendo Direct, Wii U

New Wii U Games To Be Revealed Tomorrow

According to Nintendo Of Europe, a Nintendo Direct broadcast scheduled for tomorrow will unveil some brand new Wii U games as well as discussing the upcoming lineup. You'll be able to watch it live at 2PM GMT, January 23rd, through the link.

So, everyone, it's time for some wild and insane speculation. What do you want to be revealed tomorrow, in your heart of hearts? While we feel that Nintendo will keep big hitters like Zelda and Metroid in reserve for E3, we'd be chuffed with a Star Fox debut and Bayonetta 2 Footage.

Regardless, it's nice to see NoE actually keeping us in the loop.

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow 3DS Trailer Promises An "Epic 20 Hour Adventure"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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3DS Games, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Konami, trailer

The latest trailer for 3DS exclusive Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow - Mirror Of Fate pulls no punches, showing off plenty of gameplay footage while promising a meaty twenty-hour length (though the "extreme platforming" doesn't look particularly extreme, we must admit). We'll find out whether the portable precursor to Lords Of Shadow 2 delivers when it releases on March 8th.

HMV: Hilco Assumes Control Of Debt, Rescue Deal Possible

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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HMV, UK retail

HMV: Hilco Assumes Control Of Debt, Rescue Deal Possible

A deal to save HMV may soon be reaching a critical stage, as evidenced by Canadian restructuring firm Hilco assuming control of the ailing retailer's debt.

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Outrageous Capcom/SEGA/Namco Crossover RPG Confirmed For Europe

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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3DS Games, Capcom, Monolith Soft, Namco Bandai, Sega, SRPG

Outrageous Capcom/SEGA/Namco Crossover RPG Confirmed For Europe

Project X Zone Coming To UK 3DS

The 3DS is set to get another big hitter this year in the form of Project X Zone, a Strategy RPG/fighting game hybrid featuring eighty usable characters from Capcom, SEGA and Namco Bandai franchises.

Yes, that does mean Dante, Ulala, Ryu, Heihachi, Jill Valentine, Morrigan and Frank West will be in the same story-driven game. For starters.

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StarCraft II: Heart Of The Swarm Cinematic Zerg Rushes The Net

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Blizzard Entertainment, Opening Cinematic, PC games, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, Strategy games

StarCraft II: Heart Of The Swarm Cinematic Zerg Rushes The Net

Less Than Two Months Until Release

Reveals such as this are usually reserved for conventions such as Blizzcon, but Blizzard Entertainment have released the opening cinematic for the upcoming expansion to StarCraft II during early hours of this morning. In the (as always) slickly produced cutscene, we see Kerrigan ordering her Zerg minions to crush the Dominion forces in rather brutal fashion. See the cinematic in all its glory after the jump.

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Kaz Hirai On PS4 Reveal Timing: "Why Go First?"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Next-gen, PS4, Rumour, Sony
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PlayStation 4

Kaz Hirai On PS4 Reveal Timing: "Why Go First?"

According to a suggestive statement from Kaz Hirai, Sony might wait for Microsoft to announce the Xbox successor before revealing the PlayStation 4... or perhaps even hold back their public release until the after Xbox 720 hits shelves.

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No Subscription Needed As Defiance Pre-Orders Begin

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Defiance, MMORPGs, PC games, preorder, PS3 games, SyFy, Teaser, Trion Worlds, Xbox 360 games

Live Action Teaser Released To Mark The Occasion

It’s been a hot topic for some time now, but we now know that Defiance will be Buy To Play, with Trion Worlds announcing that it will not require a monthly subscription. The news comes hand-in-hand with the announcement that pre-orders for the upcoming MMORPG have begun on Trion Worlds’ official website.

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American McGee: EA "Wanted To Trick Gamers" With Disingenuous Marketing

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Alice: Madness Returns, American McGee, EA, Oh EA

American McGee: EA "Wanted To Trick Gamers" With Disingenuous Marketing

American McGee, of id Software and Alice fame, has accused EA of trying to deceive consumers about Alice: Madness Returns with a deceitful publicity campaign.

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Starbreeze Reveals Co-Op FPS ‘Storm’

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Carl Phillips
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News
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FPS games, Reveals, Starbreeze, Storm

Starbreeze Reveals Co-Op FPS ‘Storm’

Updated Website Confirms Its Existence

It appears Starbreeze are rather busy at the moment. In addition to working on Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons and Payday 2, the Syndicate developer is also working on an upcoming FPS called Storm. The news came to light when Starbreeze updated their website last week, although exact details on the nature of the game are rather thin on the ground.

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85-Year-Old Uses Video Games To Stay ‘Mentally Active’

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Carl Phillips
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BBC, Blitz Game Studios, Hilda Knott, Positive News

85-Year-Old Uses Video Games To Stay ‘Mentally Active’

Gaming In Positive Mainstream News Shocker

We very rarely run articles that fit into the “And Finally” feel-good area, but this more than meets the requirement. BBC News has posted a report online about Hilda Knott, an 85-year-old that has been playing video games for over 40 years, which looks at the positive aspects of gaming. In Mrs Knott’s own words, she states that games have helped to keep her mentally active, seeing them as puzzles where players are “working out how to do something [and] when to do it.”

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Suppliers Rally To 'Keep HMV On The High Street'

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Jonathan Lester
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HMV

Suppliers Rally To 'Keep HMV On The High Street'

With luck, high street mainstay (and massive employer) HMV might be saved from extinction thanks to a "surge of interest" from potential buyers and a rallying cry from their longtime suppliers.

UPDATEDivideByZero also informs us that HMV will start accepting gift vouchers from tomorrow. Thanks!

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Report: Atari US Files For Bankruptcy To Start Afresh

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Jonathan Lester
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Atari

Report: Atari US Files For Bankruptcy To Start Afresh

A Split, Not The End

According to a new report from the L.A. Times, Atari's American division has filed for bankruptcy in order to split off from its debt-wracked French parent company. The L.A. Times contends that Atari's American operation will aim to repurpose as a new company focusing on (you guessed it) digital and mobile platforms, escaping the disastrous share prices and financial millstone of Atari S.A.

The love we bore Atari has been waning throughout this generation, with the once-great company reduced to dredging up old IP in the most shameless ways imaginable. We hope that this move will result in a much leaner and more dynamic company.

"The Problem Isn't Sexism" - EA's Toledano on Women In The Industry

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Matt Gardner
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News
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EA, Gabrielle Toledano, Industry, Women in games

"The Problem Isn't Sexism" - EA's Toledano on Women In The Industry

EA’s executive vice president and chief talent officer, Gabrielle Toledano, has suggested that blaming sexism for keeping "women out of game studios" is "misguided" and "a co-out". According  to Toledano, the solution starts with women themselves, rather than settling on the "easy" option of blaming men "for not creating an attractive work environment".

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Army of TWO: The Devil's Cartel Trailer Shows Off Co-op

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Army Of Two: The Devil’s Cartel, EA, PS3 games, Shooter, Trailers, Visceral Games, Xbox 360 games

Army of TWO: The Devil's Cartel Trailer Shows Off Co-op

Army of TWO is no longer about dudebro, folks. In fact, with The  Devil's Cartel, efforts are being made to make the franchise a little more serious, and perhaps a little more circumspect. This is an 18-rated game, after all, dealing with some mature themes, with a gritty narrative...but most of all, co-op gunplay. Which is why EA have released a new video for their upcoming TPS, showing off bits of the first level, situated in the middle of the Mexican drug war, and highlighting the split-screen co-op through the medium of skateboarders.

Yup...skateboarders.

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UK Games Charts | 19th January 2013

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Call of Duty: Black Ops II, DMC: Devil May Cry, FIFA 13, Sales, UK Charts, UK retail

 

UK Games Charts | 19th January 2013

Congratulations go to Ninja Theory this week. Making the best game in their history has led to a strong début for the franchise reboot, knocking FIFA 13 from its lofty perch and claiming the top spot this week. Elsewhere, Assassin's Creed III sneaks back into the top ten, Halo falls fifteen places to 22nd, and NBA 2K13 leaps back into the top forty, rising up to 19th.

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Namco Bandai's Secret Game is Kamen Rider: Battride War

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Action Games, Kamen Rider: Battride War, Namco Bandai, PS3 games, trailer
Namco Bandai's Secret Game is Kamen Rider: Battride War

We mentioned Namco Bandai putting up a teaser site earlier this week with an image of a motorbike and an obscure quote and we can now reveal the game behind all the secrecy is Kamen Rider: Battride War.

Based on yet another Japanese anime series, the game is wait for it...a Dynasty Warriors clone but with Power Ranger-style cosplayers and motorbikes, or something along those lines. All we know is it’ll be on PS3 and involve beating up armies single-handed. There’s a trailer for you after the break, with a little bit of gameplay towards the end. Everything’s in Japanese and there’s no confirmation of a European release as of yet, but keep your fingers crossed, you never know it might not be as terrible, boring and derivative as it looks.

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Rumour: Monster Hunter 4 Coming to Vita

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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3DS Games, Capcom, Monster Hunter 4, PS Vita games, Rumour

Rumour: Monster Hunter 4 Coming to Vita

A Capcom insider told a Japanese magazine that the reason behind the delay of Monster Hunter 4 on the 3DS was that the team were also working on a Vita version for simultaneous release. A Capcom executive has since denied the rumour saying, “I would not believe everything you read on the internet. It will set you up for disappointment or misdirected frustration.”

Well, this wouldn’t be the first time a rumour that turned out to be true was denied by a publisher. Seeing as the series has sold over 21 million games, we’re frankly surprised there hasn’t already been an announcement of a Monster Hunter Vita game. Capcom could do with the financial boost too seeing as sales of Resi 6 failed to meet expectations.

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Extensive Far Cry 3 Patch Released for Consoles

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Far Cry 3, Far Cry 3 patch, PS3 games, Ubisoft, Xbox 360 games

Extensive Far Cry 3 Patch Released for Consoles

Wow, this is a long list. Admittedly, I’ve barely encountered any of these and with any luck, I never will now. The patch fixes a range of issues in single player, multiplayer and the map editor.

Single player fixes include mission specific bugs, challenge leaderboard issues and a strange glitch that left weapons attached to your arm making aiming the bow a nightmare. Multiplayer updates fix issues with the loadout editor, weapon damage not registering and host migration problems amongst many others.

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Halo 4 Spartan Ops Episodes 6-10 Trailer

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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343 Industries, Halo 4, Spartan Ops, Spartan Ops: Episode 6, trailer, Xbox 360 games

Halo 4 Spartan Ops Episodes 6-10 Trailer

Tomorrow Halo fans. That’s when Episode 6 of Halo 4’s Spartan Ops DLC is coming. We’ve been eagerly awaiting the return of the series after its Christmas hiatus and we have a brand new trailer showing we have plenty to look forwards to.

Despite fans generally enjoying the first five Episodes, there’s a general feeling that the maps have been a bit small. We’re hearing this has been improved and the action ties into the story better too. This makes sense seeing as the developers have been able to dedicate more time to them compared to the last lot, which were developed alongside the main game. Importantly, don’t forget it’s FREE! Clearly, 343 have some dirt on a few high ranking Microsoft execs.

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