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Outward: The Adventurer Life Sim will merge fantasy RPG adventure with survival & crafting - if you back it

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Kickstarter, Nine Dots Studio, Outward: The Adventurer Life Sim, PC games, RPG

Outward: The Adventurer Life Sim is one of the most ambitious Kickstarter pitches I've seen in years, and that's no bad thing.

Hailing from Nine Dots Studio, the small yet capable team behind GoD Factory: Wingmen, Outward plans to merge open-world fantasy RPG adventure with the reality of survival, from constructing shelter to exposure and even purifying water.

"What would it really be like to live the life of an adventurer?" That's the question that Outward intends to prove... at least, if you decide to back it.

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VIDEO | Behold Grand Theft Auto V at 60fps on PC

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NeoTrix
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News
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Gameplay footage, GTA V, PC games

VIDEO | Behold Grand Theft Auto V at 60fps on PC

Grand Theft Auto V is out now on PC, boasting a range of scalable graphics and performance options that blow the console versions out of the water.

For your viewing pleasure: here's GTA V running at 60fps on PC, as recorded by our resident PC guru NeoTrix. Make sure to check out our PC benchmarking - Grand Theft Auto V PC: Definitive or defective?

Guitar Hero Live officially announced for last & current-gen consoles - "it's about to get real"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Activision, Guitar Hero Live, Music games, PS3 games, PS4 games, Wii U games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Guitar Hero Live officially announced for last & current-gen consoles - "it's about to get real"

New axe, FMV crowds

It's official: Guitar Hero Live is happening.

Coming to PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Wii U and helmed by DJ Hero developer Freestyle Games, the latest entry in the series plans to take things in a radical new direction. Boasting that "it's about to get real," the idea is to make you feel like a rock god with a first person view that shows an FMV crowd reacting to your music, on top of hundreds of playable music videos.

There's also a new peripheral... that sadly isn't backwards compatible. Watch the trailer and let's do this thing.

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Bloodborne has already sold 1 million copies

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Bloodborne, From Software, Sony

Bloodborne has already sold 1 million copies

Sony have just confirmed that as of April 5th, Bloodborne has sold over one million copies. This is the number sold worldwide and marks a huge success for the Sony/From Software partnership as fans of the Dark Souls series, and probably a fair few new fans, have flocked to the game since its release just a few short weeks ago.

Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios said: "Bloodborne was a new challenge for us, and our goal was to create a title that took full advantage of the power of PS4." And also: "I am thrilled that so many users have been enjoying the extremely rich and detailed world, beautiful melancholic atmosphere and palpable tension of Bloodborne. [Sony] will continue to bring exciting software titles that offer entertainment experiences only possible on PS4."

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MKX Easy Fatality DLC: microtransactions gone mad or just a fair shortcut?

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Mortal Kombat X

MKX Easy Fatality DLC: microtransactions gone mad or just a fair shortcut?

Mortal Kombat X lets you pay $5 to make 30 fatalities easier to perform.

It's best to just rip the bandage off, because this is one of the most bizarre stories we've encountered in some considerable time. A series that prides itself on its brutal and gory secret finishers, which used to take hours if not weeks of rote learning to master, is now literally selling out.

Or is it? In this age of instant gratification, stress and long working hours, isn't it fair enough to provide time-strapped players the ability to enjoy all of these trademark moves at a small extra fee?

Erm, no, as it happens.

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Star Ocean 5 is happening, will be PlayStation exclusive

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PS3 games, PS4 games, Star Ocean 5

Star Ocean 5 is happening, will be PlayStation exclusive

It's official: following the most blatant teaser countdown ever, even by Square Enix standards, Star Ocean 5 has been confirmed as a PS3 and PS4 exclusive.

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Destiny: House of Wolves debut trailer is live

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Destiny, Destiny: House of Wolves, PS4 games, Trailers, Xbox One Games

Destiny: House of Wolves debut trailer is live

Destiny fans can finally see the new House of Wolves expansion DLC in action thanks to a new trailer that's just hit the net. Bungie and Activision are going head-to-head with The Witcher III though with a May 19th release date.

With Bungie's DLC being of seriously questionable value so far, it seems nuts to go up against a game that gamers have been chomping at the bit for. The Witcher III is set to offer 200 hours of missions no less. While House of Wolves will cost £19.99 (also a part of the Season Pass) and possibly last a night or two -aside from repeating farming and grinding, naturally. Unless you already own the Season Pass, we'd say wait for the reviews to see if Bungie learned from their past mistakes with The Dark Below.

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PSA: Xbox Live hit by sign-in issues

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Xbox Live

PSA: Xbox Live hit by sign-in issues

Xbox Live is currently experiencing some major issues as many players find it impossible to sign into their accounts.

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Elder Scrolls Online: Free Access For Beta Players This Weekend

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oUkTuRkEyIII
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News
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The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited

Elder Scrolls Online: Free Access For Beta Players This WeekendThe welcome back weekend starts this Thursday April 16th at 3pm and will run through until Sunday 20th April. The welcome back weekend is for you gamers that participated in last years beta but did not purchase the game. You will get full access to Tamriel Unlimited including the 6 major updates so be sure to check your emails guys.

The PS4 and Xbox One beta is rumoured to be starting in the next few weeks so keep an eye out for that.

Click here to read Dealspwns thoughts on The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited

Click here to download the client for the welcome back weekend

Xbox One officially drops to £299.99 in "UK only retail promotion"

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Xbox One

Xbox One officially drops to £299.99 in "UK only retail promotion"

Microsoft has slashed the Xbox One's price tag even further here in the UK following months of aggressive retailer price wars.

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Bandai Namco plans to get into the FPS and sports genres - expect announcements soon

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Jonathan Lester
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Bandai Namco

Bandai Namco plans to get into the FPS and sports genres - expect announcements soon

Last week I attended Bandai Namco's Level-Up 2015 preview event, which allowed me to get hands-on with a slew of upcoming titles on consoles and PC, in a variety of genres. Stay tuned for plenty of preview coverage over the next few days.

However, two genres -- first person shooting and sports -- were not represented at the event or in Bandai Namco's lineup as a whole.. but that's a gap they're keen to fill sooner rather than later.

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Destiny players: Xur is finally selling something worth buying this weekend

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Destiny, PS3 games, PS4 games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Destiny players: Xur is finally selling something worth buying this weekend

Another weekend, another visit from Xur: Agent Of The Nine to sell weapons, armour and upgrades to those still playing Destiny. Usually our favourite hawker can be relied upon to sell complete and utter tat, but over the next few days, he's actually flogging something that's well worth buying.

The SUROS Regime.

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Black Ops III will be 2015's Call Of Duty, reveal coming very soon

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Call Of Duty: Black Ops III

Black Ops III will be 2015's Call Of Duty, reveal coming very soon

"What do the numbers mean, Mason?"

Probably an impending reveal for Black Ops III if a new teaser is anything to go by.

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Magicka: Wizard Wars blasts out of Early Access this month

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Magicka: Wizard Wars, MOBA, PC games

Magicka: Wizard Wars blasts out of Early Access this month

Magicka: Wizard Wars is the chaotic, hilarious and friendly-fire encouraging spawn of Magicka and MOBAs, which we described as "utterly ridiculous in a very promising way" after getting involved.

Paradox has now announced that the project will leave early access and become a fully-fledged F2P game on April 28th, by way of a new trailer an incredibly annoying song that will get stuck in your head. Don't say we didn't warn you.

To prepare for the full release, there'll be a massive update on April 14th. Full details below.

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Get retro: Intellivision and Colecovision return to Europe as £49.99 all-in-one consoles

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Colecovision, Intellivision, Retro games

Get retro: Intellivision and Colecovision return to Europe as £49.99 all-in-one consoles

It doesn't get much more retro than Intellivision and Colecovision. These two 1980s console are as fondly remembered for their astonishingly unique controllers as they are for their classic games, from Zaxxon to Astrosmash.

Now they're set to return to Europe courtesy of Funstock Digital, who are stocking authentically remade 'all in one' versions of the two legendary systems complete with replica controllers and 60 built-in games for £49.99 apiece.

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Lego Dimensions officially announced as Skylanders rival: check out the reveal trailer

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Lego Dimensions

Following a timely leak earlier today, Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment have officially announced Lego Dimensions (perhaps a little earlier than they intended).

It will function much like Skylanders or Disney Infinity, with players able to buy NFC-chipped official Minifigures and playsets that can transfer characters into a tie-in videogame via a LEGO Portal peripheral.

A familiar idea, but LEGO Dimensions is set to bring an entirely new... dimension... to the traditional NFC experience since we'll actually be able to play with articulated minifigures that are compatible with the LEGO sets we already own, as opposed to just collecting static figurines. Not to mention mixing together characters from loads of famous franchises too.

Lego Dimensions officially announced as Skylanders rival: check out the reveal trailer

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Lego Dimensions Starter Pack leaked before official announcement - LEGO's answer to Skylanders?

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BuzzDuraband
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Lego Dimensions

Lego Dimensions Starter Pack leaked before official announcement - LEGO's answer to Skylanders?

In a similar concept to Skylanders and Disney Infinity, Lego Dimensions have been leaked onto the internet before any official word from Warner Bros.

Click below for the newly-revealed details of what to expect in this revolutionary new venture.

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Stars Beyond Reach plans to reinvent the hex-based 4X genre in June

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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4X games, Arcen Games, PC games, Stars Beyond Reach, Strategy games

Stars Beyond Reach plans to reinvent the hex-based 4X genre in June

Stars Beyond Reach has been officially dated for June 5th on Steam, promising to deliver a radical new take on the Sci-Fi hex 4X genre popularised by Alpha Centauri, and more recently Endless Legend and Civilization: Beyond Earth.

That's some auspicious company, but Stars Beyond Reach hails from Arcen Games, the tiny yet incredibly ambitious and insanely prolific studio behind The Last Federation, Bionic Dues, AI War and Skyward Collapse. Never willing to settle for standard genre conventions, they've promised to deliver completely new combat, construction and victory conditions that we haven't seen in a 4X title before.

It's a huge undertaking, especially since 4X games have a ridiculous number of moving parts, but chances are they'll pull it off. Details and beta trailer below.

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Mario Kart 200cc comparison trailer has all the speed

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Mario Kart 8, Racing Games, Wii U games

Mario Kart 200cc comparison trailer has all the speed

Mario Kart 8 has been feeling the need for speed for a while now. So we're delighted to hear that Nintendo is bringing back the 200cc motors. This new comparison video shows how fast they are compared to the 150cc vehicles, which are currently the fastest rides in Mario Kart 8.

Yes, Nintendo. So much yes. The 150cc karts feel a little slow to be honest, but this injection of speed should see us knocking a third off our best lap times and we can't wait for the new motors to land as a FREE update on April 23rd. On the same day a new paid DLC bundle will be available with two new characters and eight new tracks. Consider us tempted.

If you have any GameCube controllers you want to use on your Wii U for Mario Kart 8 or Super Smash Bros, be sure to pick up this cheap Gamecube to Wii U controller adapter for £9.99. Check out the new trailer below.

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Tripwire Interactive announces Early Access release date and pricing for Killing Floor 2

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BuzzDuraband
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News
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Killing Floor 2, Steam, Tripwire Interactive

Tripwire Interactive announces Early Access release date and pricing for Killing Floor 2

Tripwire Interactive have today revealed both the release date and pricing for Killing Floor 2 which is to head to the Steam platform on 21st April and will cost just £19.99,

During the Early Access period on Steam players will be able to dive into a fully functional, highly polished subset of KILLING FLOOR 2 content, including:

  • 3 non-linear levels
  • 4 perk classes
  • 27 weapons
  • 11 Zeds
  • 7 playable characters, including a female character
  • 1 boss character (not the Patriarch)
  • Mod SDK supporting custom level creation

Read more information about Killing Floor 2 heading to Steam at tripwireinteractive.com.