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Forza Horizon 2 will get free Mazda DLC

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Jonathan Lester
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DLC, Forza Horizon 2, Racing Games, Xbox One Games

Forza Horizon 2 will get free Mazda DLC

Forza Horizon 2 is already the best racing game of this generation so far, partly because it's utterly enormous in terms of scope and scale. Now it's set to get even bigger thanks to yet another free content pack containing four Mazda MX-5 models from the last 20 years.

The DLC will launch on March 17, containing the 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata, the 2005 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-5, the 2010 Mazda MX-5 Super20 and the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Not much use if you're not a fan of the roadster, but free stuff is always good.

Make sure to check out our Forza Horizon 2 review. If you don't already own what we described as "most fun on four wheels since BurnOut Paradise," why not consider picking it up for just £21.59 on PC?

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BBC to shoot Grand Theft Auto drama to get kids into coding

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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BBC, Grand Theft Auto, TV

When it comes to role models for the youth of today, Grand Theft Auto isn't exactly the first name that springs to mind. However, the BBC plans to shoot a drama about the making of the legendary series in order to help glamorise the UK software industry and get more children interested in coding.

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It's official: we're paying more for our games while movies & music get cheaper

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Jonathan Lester
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UK retail

It's official: we're paying more for our games while movies & music get cheaper

Do you know why we do what we do?

I admit that writing about videogames in my underpants has its own unique allure, but the fact is that cheap games deals are more important than ever. You worked hard for that money, and we're paying more for games than we have done in years. Prices are on the rise and the latest figures prove it.

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World Of Warships sets sail into beta today

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Free to play, Wargaming.net, World Of Warships

World Of Warships sets sail into beta today

Weigh anchor and action stations! Wargaming.net have launched the closed beta for World Of Warships, the third and final part of their trilogy of free to play military MMOs.

You can sign up here, and find out why it's well worth checking out below.

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Pokemon devs reveal their first PS4/Xbox One game: Tembo The Badass Elephant

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Jonathan Lester
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Game Freak, PC games, PS4 games, Tembo The Badass Elephant, Xbox One Games

Pokemon devs reveal their first PS4/Xbox One game: Tembo The Badass Elephant

Yes, you heard it right. Game Freak, the developers behind the Pokemon series, are branching out onto PS4 and Xbox One and PC with a brand new IP.

Tembo The Badass Elephant.

I have no words. So have a trailer instead!

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Cancel Christmas: Uncharted 4 delayed into 2016

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PS4 games, Uncharted 4

Cancel Christmas: Uncharted 4 delayed into 2016

There's no easy way to say this, but seeing as you've already clocked the headline, we might as well rip the bandage off good and hard.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has been delayed by several months into "Spring 2016."

It seems like a bizarre decision considering that Drake's next adventure is one of the -- if not the -- biggest PS4 exclusive on the docket and certainly one of the biggest games of the Christmas season. Why did Naughty Dog pull the trigger?

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Sony to close PlayStation Mobile for Vita & Android

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Jonathan Lester
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PlayStation Mobile

Sony to close PlayStation Mobile for Vita & Android

Sony are currently fighting a desperate battle to streamline the company and cull any dead weight to pull their finances back under control. It seems to be working, but the latest casualty is the PlayStation Mobile platform, which was set up to allow independent studios to easily develop and sell content on PS Vita and certified Android devices.

After just a two-year stint, PlayStation Mobile will shut down from July 2015, which has ramifications for both gamers and devs alike.

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State Of Decay had a penis problem

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PC games, State Of Decay, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

State Of Decay had a penis problem

You couldn't make it up.

State Of Decay was a massive cult smash when it released on Xbox 360 and later on PC, but Undead Labs have admitted that it suffered from a unique problem. Apparently rogue contractors had left a huge amount of phallic imagery buried within backgrounds and scenery, which were only spotted during development of the new Xbox One version.

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Try Dragon Age Inquisition for free on Xbox One this week

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Dragon Age: Inquisition, Xbox One Games

Try Dragon Age Inquisition for free on Xbox One this week

Dragon Age: Inquisition is one of the best RPGs of last year, and a game that went a long way to redeeming BioWare after a few missteps throughout the last few years. Carl described it as a "strong last-minute contender for game of the year" in our detailed review.

If you haven't already got involved, Xbox One Gold Members can now check out a 6-hour trial version (by browsing over to the "try for free" section on the Xbox Live store). Thanks for the tip, Late!

Well worth a look, and chances are you'll know if it's your cup of tea after half a dozen hours, but bear in mind that many gamers complained about the slightly slow and padded start. Don't worry, things pick up in spectacular style.

Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush gets firm Wii U release date - pre-order for just £26.95

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Jonathan Lester
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Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush, Wii U games

Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush gets firm Wii U release date - pre-order for just £26.95

Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush, perhaps better known as Kirby and the Rainbow Curse in the US, has finally been dated for us Europeans. It will launch on May 8th exclusively on Wii U, Nintendo confirms today.

We love Kirby, the adorable ravenous serial cannibal that he is, and Kirby & The Rainbow Paintbrush is a fantastic idea. Using the Wii U GamePad, we'll create clay ropes for Kirby to swing around on and blast enemies away, finally using the touchscreen as a key gameplay mechanic as opposed to just a gimmick.

It reviewed well Stateside, and if you want to pre-order, you can still buy Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush for just £26.95 at The Game Collection.

And yes, before you ask, it is definitely now called "Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush" here in the UK. Not "Curse." "Paintbrush."

Xbox One March Update is out now: so what's new?

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Xbox One

The latest Xbox One firmware update has now officially launched following a month in beta, and it's a big one. After months of requests, Microsoft have finally added the ability to take custom screenshots by simply double-tapping the Xbox Button and hitting Y, providing you with new custom backgrounds and the ability to share them to social networks.

Kinect owners can also say "Xbox, take a screenshot," though by the time you've finished that mouthful you might have missed your perfect shot.

There are other improvements too, most notably to the new suggested friends feature that nudges you towards people who share your tastes or you might already know, and the ability to further change the transparency of menu tiles. Check out the full update below via Xbox Wire.

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EA shakes up FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market to combat coin sellers

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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EA Sports, FIFA 15, FIFA Ultimate Team

EA shakes up FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market to combat coin sellers

In an effort to push back the tide of 'coin sellers' taking advantage of FIFA Ultimate Team's transfer market, EA has now made some sweeping changes to how the marketplace works.

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Love special editions? Gamer's Edition retroactively making new collector's versions of cult games

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Jonathan Lester
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Gamer's Edition, Special Edition

Love special editions? Gamer's Edition retroactively making new collector's versions of cult games

Have you ever wished that one of your favourite cult games had launched as a collector's edition with loads of merchandise and physical goodies? We hear ya. So does Gamer's Edition, a new company that specialises in crowd-funding special editions of niche games for their their dedicated audience.

As such, there'll soon be brand new physical versions of Papers Please and Hotline Miami 2, complete with unique merch, though they won't come cheap.

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Eight things you need to know about GTA Online Heists - hit the ground running tomorrow

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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GTA Online, GTA V, PC games, PS3 games, PS4 games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Eight things you need to know about GTA Online Heists - hit the ground running tomorrow

After more than a year of delays and broken promises, Grand Theft Auto Online is finally set to receive its heists tomorrow. The update will bring a slew of new missions and content to all versions of the game -- with the exception of the delayed PC edition, naturally -- and finally add the sweet cooperative capers we've all been looking forward to.

However, plenty of new details have now hit the internet, both in terms of official announcements, leaks and hands-on time, from its file size to the new hardware and secret achievements. Here's everything you need to know!

1: The download is between 1.2-4.8 GB

Eight things you need to know about GTA Online Heists - hit the ground running tomorrow

Do you need to clear some space? Players have confirmed that the Heists Update weighs in at 1.2GB on Xbox 360 and 4.8GB on Xbox One (the disparity due to the increased quality of graphical assets, no doubt), so make sure you've got enough room.

2: Some players are in it now!

Eight things you need to know about GTA Online Heists - hit the ground running tomorrow

Lucky so-and-sos. GTA Online Heists officially launch tomorrow, but you might want to check now just in case!

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DriveClub expansion adds four Lambourghinis

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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DLC, DriveClub, PS4 games, Racing Games

Sony has announced that four Lambos are on their way to DriveClub in the next expansion pack: the Veneno, Aventador LP 720-4 50° Anniversario, Huracán LP 610-4 and Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse. It's a bit of coup, since the Huracan was previously Forza Horizon 2's poster boy.

You'll get the four new motors and 5 new PSN Trophies included in the season pass or available separately.

DriveClub has improved dramatically since its embarrassing and disgraceful launch, adding some incredible dynamic weather and functional server support over the last few months. If you're ready to get involved -- even just as a tech demo to show off your PS4 to your mates -- you can buy DriveClub for just £20.95 with voucher code MARGIFT10.

Street Fighter V is coming....

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DS Admin
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Street Fighter, Street Fighter V

Street Fighter V is coming....

Capcom just dropped the biggest hint yet that Street Fighter V is incoming. They're currently exhibiting and pushing merchandise over at Pax East in Boston and slipped this cheeky paragraph into the bottom of their Capcom Unity post, hinting that the hugely anticipated title will be release in Spring 2016.

“Everyone is fired up for Street Fighter 5 coming to the PS4 and PC next Spring. Until then, you can sport the official SF5 key art T-shirt, which features Ryu in a heroic pose, for $25.”

If you can't wait that long and want to pick up some limited edition merchandise, jump over to the Capcom Store and take a look

Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu already responded to some fan complaints that SF5 previews looked less than slick, stating that the graphics are continuing to evolve and develop and the finished product will be perfect. Check out the first live match from 2014's Capcom cup and see what you think.

Streetfighter v preview

Project Cars Season Pass content leaked?

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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PC games, Project CARS, Racing Games

Project Cars Season Pass content leaked?

A  few sites seems to have gotten an early peek at the Season Pass content for the upcoming Project Cars. No details of pricing are listed but the pass seems to include the following content:

  • Car Pack "racing icons"
  • Extension "Audi Ruapuna Speedway"
  • Car Pack "new for old"
  • Extension "Red Bull Ignition"
  • Car Pack "Aston Martin"
  • Extension "Lotus Classic"
  • Car Pack "Renault Sport"
  • Extension "Toyota & Mitsubishi Macau"
  • Extension "Ford Oval Racing"

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate gets free DLC every month

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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3DS Games, Capcom, DLC, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is an absolutely enormous game, but it's set to get even bigger for the bargain price of absolutely nothing. Capcom will release a free DLC pack on the first Friday of every month containing new missions for various skill levels and unique rewards.

Check out today's offering in the video above!

We gave Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 10/10 in our full review. Want to get involved? Pick it up for Pick if up for just £24.16 on 3DS using Rakuten voucher code MARGIFT5.

Here are all the Steam Machines... and how much they cost

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PC games, PC gaming, Steam Machines, SteamOS, Valve

Here are all the Steam Machines... and how much they cost

Valve have finally lifted the lid off the Steam Machines once and for all, releasing the full list of available models, prices (up to $4999.99!) and some of their specifications too.

To be honest, it's a confusing and somewhat embarrassing shambles. Instead of one clear message, over a dozen machines are desperately trying to claw their way into the limelight, most of which have similar specs or even upgradable in and of themselves, making for a bit of a nightmare for consumers.

Great. Still, in an effort to make things as easy as possible, here are all of the Steam Machines announced so far, how much they'll cost, their specs where possible and a bit of commentary. Bear in mind that only US prices are currently available and we've got no word on a European rollout yet (but the Gods of VAT will not smile on us, no doubt).

Alienware Steam Machine

Here are all the Steam Machines... and how much they cost

Starting at $479.99 USD

Big power, tiddly form factor. "The Alienware Steam Machine combines the awesome experience of console gaming with a massive library of over 980 games, all in full 1080p HD on your TV. You’ll experience powerful and immersive gaming with the high performance NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX GPU 2GB GDDR5 graphics and Intel® Core processors."

So basically it's an Alienware Alpha, then. Specs here. Chances are you'll need to spend quite a lot more than the base price to get future-proofed bang for your buck.

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Rock Band 4 is happening!

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Music games, PS4 games, Rock Band 4, Xbox One Games

Rock Band 4 is happening!

DLC transfer & legacy instruments confirmed

Boom. Drop the mic. Then pick it up and sing into it.

After weeks of rumours, Rock Band 4 has been announced for PS4 and Xbox One, and it's pretty much the best case scenario we could have hoped for.

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