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This week's Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L video jumps into Agility

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Carl Phillips
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Bethesda Softworks, Fallout 4, PC games, PS4 games, RPGs, Xbox One Games

This week's Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L video jumps into Agility

It's that time of the week again where we get yet another Fallout 4 infomercial. This week Bethesda tells us all about Agility in Fallout 4, with the retro-styled video explaining how it will fit into your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. statistical makeup.

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Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass announced, new mode revealed

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Carl Phillips
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News
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DICE, EA, Hero Hunt, season pass, Star Wars: Battlefront

Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass announced, new mode revealed

DICE and EA have announced that, much like with the Battlefield series, Star Was Battlefront will feature a Season Pass that will cover all four of its upcoming expansions.

It will also cost £40, so there's that.

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Former Yager devs form inbetweengames, release free mammoth title to celebrate

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Carl Phillips
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News
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inbetweengames, Indie, The Mammoth: A Cave Painting

Former Yager devs form inbetweengames, release free mammoth title to celebrate

Earlier this year we reported on Yager Development being dropped as the developers of Dead Island 2, and the knock-on effect caused several members of the team to go their separate ways. For instance, Bernd Deimer (who I interviewed about Dead Island 2) landed over at Guerrilla Games, but not everyone wanted to go back into the AAA title scene. Three former Yager developers have decided to band together to form inbetweengames – a new studio that will take the indie route – and you can play their first title for free.

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Star Wars: Battlefront beta extended to tomorrow

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Beta, DICE, EA, Star Wars: Battlefront

Star Wars: Battlefront beta extended to tomorrow

Stay on target, Red 2. It definitely isn't a trap. Something something Star Wars quote.

It was announced last night that instead of ending the beta test as originally planned, the servers for Star Wars Battlefront will remain online until sometime on Tuesday 13th October.

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Free Multiplayer access for Xbox 360 owners this weekend

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Free weekend, multiplayer, Xbox 360 games, Xbox Live, Xbox Live Gold

Free Multiplayer access for Xbox 360 owners this weekend

The title pretty much explains it all, but to clarify - Xbox 360 players will be given free access to Xbox Live Gold starting today, and lasting until October 11th. So, if you're still gaming on your last-gen console and want to try some multiplayer modes in your favourite games - or perhaps have lapsed your Live Gold subscription and want to jump back into the action - you've got three days to get your fill.

If you are after an Xbox Live Gold sub, be sure to keep an eye on our Xbox Live account deals guide for the cheapest prices.

Tales From The Borderlands Episode 1 is now FREE

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Carl Phillips
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Tales From The Borderlands, Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 5 - Vault of the Traveler, Tales from the Borderlands: Episode One - Zer0 Sum, Telltale Games

Tales From The Borderlands Episode 1 is now FREE

The title says it all, but to clarify - you can now download the first episode of the excellent Tales from the Borderlands, Zer0 Sum, for free on consoles and mobile devices. Just head to your respective digital marketplace, download it, and enjoy what we consider to be Telltale's finest series to date.

To mark the occasion, Telltale have released a brand new trailer that not only highlights how enjoyable the series is, but gives us a release date for the final episode, Vault of the Traveler.

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Street Fighter V Laura trailer and new beta dates

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Fighting Games, PC games, PS4 games, Street Fighter V

Street Fighter V Laura trailer and new beta dates

Crikey, talk about a 'reveal' trailer. Laura was unofficial unveiled as a brand new Street Fighter V character a few days ago, but today we can bring you her actual gameplay footage. One look at her in action and we're certainly thinking she'll be replacing Blanka on the day one roster. While her style is a bit faster than the green man-beast, her use of electric shock moves and a Blanka-esque roll move incorporated into her V-Trigger finisher makes us think Capcom have fallen for their own Brazilian bombshell over him. Not that he couldn't appear as an unlockable character post-launch.

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Halo 5 Infographic feeds the hype train with all the numbers

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Carl Phillips
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News
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343 Industries, Halo 5: Guardians, infographic, Microsoft, Xbox One Games

Halo 5 Infographic feeds the hype train with all the numbers

There's less than four weeks to go until the Halo franchise returns for its next big instalment. To help build up the excitement in the meantime, 343 Industries have released an infographic that not only reminds us of the various content that will be available, but gives us insight into things such as how long the campaign will last, how many weapons there will be, and how many maps will be available for the multiplayer. You can view it in its entirety by hitting the jump.

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This week's Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L video is full of Intelligence

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Bethesda Softworks, Fallout 4, PC games, PS4 games, RPGs, Xbox One Games

This week's Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L video is full of Intelligence

It's that time of the week again where we get yet another Fallout 4 infomercials. This week Bethesda tells us all about Intelligence in Fallout 4, with the retro-styled video explaining how it will fit into your S.P.E.C.I.A.L. statistical makeup.

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Life Is Strange Finale teaser warns us of the coming storm

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Adventure Games, DONTNOD Entertainment, Life Is Strange, Square Enix, Trailers

Life Is Strange Finale teaser warns us of the coming storm

DONTNOD and Square Enix have released a very short teaser trailer for the finale for Life Is Strange that's short, dark, and gets right to the point. Warning us that the storm is almost here, and showing us that Max's day is about to get a hell of a lot worse (which is kind of impressive considering how Episode 4 ended) it reminds us that the conclusion arrives in just 13 days.

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StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Prologue Missions now available to everyone

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Carl Phillips
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Battle.net, Blizzard Entertainment, PC games, Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void, Strategy games

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Prologue Missions now available to everyone

Having previously been only available to those who pre-purchased the game directly from Blizzard, the three prologue missions for StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void is now available to everyone. That includes those of you who haven't bought Wings of Liberty or Heart of the Swarm - all you need to do is download the StarCraft II Starter Pack and you'll be able to play through the three missions, which provides around about an hour or so of gameplay.

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UPDATED: Wii U Premium Bundle with Mario Kart 8 & Splatoon to arrive October 30th

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Carl Phillips
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Consoles bundles, Mario Kart 8, Nintendo, Splatoon, Wii U

UPDATED: Wii U Premium Bundle with Mario Kart 8 & Splatoon to arrive October 30th

Nintendo have announced that a brand new Premium bundle for the Wii U will be coming to Europe at the end of the month. Along with a Premium console, it will also include Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon, making it a great place to start if you’ve yet to get hold of Ninty’s latest home console.

That said, there are a few issues. Firstly, the words “Limited offer” are used in the announcement, meaning we have no idea how many will be available or who will stock them. Secondly, no price is mentioned, although our educated guess puts a potential price between £250-300. Considering the next few months will be prime time for Nintendo to strike with some aggressive pricing, let’s hope they make it more affordable.

UPDATE: MCV are reporting that the bundle will be priced at £239.99. If that proves to be accurate, this could well be the best Wii U bundle to buy (provided you can get your hands on one.)

Far Cry Primal unveiled with mammoth-filled trailer

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Far Cry Primal, PC games, PS4 games, Ubisoft, Xbox One Games

Far Cry Primal unveiled with mammoth-filled trailer

After teasing the internet with images of cave paintings, Ubisoft have finally announced that Far Cry Primal is a thing, and will be with us early next year. Coming to PS4 and Xbox One on February 23rd 2016 (with the PC version arriving a month later) it appears to be a stand alone installment in the series and not an expansion like Blood Dragon was for Far Cry 3. The trailer gives us a look "the original fight for humanity’s survival with its innovative open-world sandbox gameplay, bringing together massive beasts, breathtaking environments, and unpredictable savage encounters."

It also highlights that Saber-toothed Tigers Cats will most likely be the new Honey Badgers ie. complete and utter deadly jerks.

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Splatoon web app SplatNet finally launches

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Nintendo, SplatNet, Splatoon, Wii U games

Splatoon web app SplatNet finally launches

It's taken a while for it to emerge outside of Japan, but SplatNet - the web app that allows Splatoon players to track their in-game progress - has finally launched in English.

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Elite Xbox One controller customisation trailer

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Brendan Griffiths
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Xbox One, Xbox One Elite controller

Elite Xbox One controller customisation trailer

Want to know what all the fuss is about with the upcoming Elite Xbox One controller? Well, this latest trailer documents the deep customisation options to be found inside this premium-priced pad.

In addition to button remapping, extra control paddles and swappable d-pads and analogues, you'll be able to adjust the sensitivity settings. Of particular interest is being able to get the triggers to 'fire' sooner in FPS titles, meaning you can get your shot off without having to fully depress the trigger. With all sorts of different setups being needed for different genres, you'll be able to store tonnes of them and be able to switch between two on the fly via a new button. Take a look at the video below and see if the Xbox One Elite controller is that little bit more tempting.

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Primal Carnage: Extinction coming to PS4 this month

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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FPS games, Primal Carnage: Extinction, PS4 games

Primal Carnage: Extinction coming to PS4 this month

Originally intended to be a PS4 launch title, it's fair to say we may have forgotten about this one. The single-player ambitions have been scrapped in favour of an online multiplayer-only FPS title, that still looks like it could be fun.

Primal Carnage: Extinction puts the dinosaurs against the humans in online arenas. There's a trailer for you after the break, which in all honesty makes the game look like the dinos are going to struggle against the humans' firepower. Look out for the game on PSN from October 20th.

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Zangief and Laura added to Street Fighter V roster

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Fighting Games, PC games, PS4 games, Street Fighter V

Zangief and Laura added to Street Fighter V roster

Zangief is now officially coming to Street Fighter V and even has a new trailer. That's not much of a surprise, but the leaked images of a new character certainly are. While yet to be officially announced via a trailer, expect to see Laura in action very soon if these leaked images are anything to go by.

Coming from Famitsu (via Event Hubs) the new leaked screens show the new fighter giving Ryu a beat of a beating. If rumours are to be believed. Laura is a Brazilian fighter and harnesses electrical abilities similar to Blanka. Does this mean the green man beast has been replaced in Street Fighter V?

You can see some more Laura screens and the Zangief trailer below.

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Hackers bring Doom to the Apple Watch

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Apple Watch, Doom, Ports

Hackers bring Doom to the Apple Watch

No, you read that headline correctly.

Earlier this year we saw Half-Life running on an Android Wear, and now a group of hackers have managed to bring the classic FPS Doom to Apple's wearable computer. The effort occurred during a Hackathon event at one of Facebook's offices, as developers Lior Tubi and Mehdi Mulani worked to get the game running on the beta version of WatchOS2. The end result isn't exactly the slickest port, as you'll see by watching the video after the jump, but it's an impressive feat none the less.

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Remapping coming to all Xbox One controllers "soon"

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Microsoft, Remapping, Xbox One, Xbox One Elite controller

Remapping coming to all Xbox One controllers "soon"

It's currently one of the many key features for the Xbox One Elite Controller - which costs an eye-watering £129 - but yesterday news emerged that controller remapping won't remain an exclusive perk to the deluxe peripheral for much longer. Director of Program Management for Xbox Mike Ybarra used Twitter to confirm that all controllers for the Xbox One will soon be able to remap its controls.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 smashes its funding target as Kickstarter campaign ends

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Divinity: Original Sin 2, Kickstarter, Larian Studios, PC games, RPGs

Divinity: Original Sin 2 smashes its funding target as Kickstarter campaign ends

It only took half a day for it to reach its $500,000 crowdfunding goal, but Divinity: Original Sin 2 finished its Kickstarter campaign in grand fashion yesterday afternoon. Hitting the $2,000,000 mark with just an hour to go, backers unlocked all of the remaining stretch goals to deliver a much larger (and freer) experience than Larian Studio originally planned.

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