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Update your calenders - EA titles will now release on a Thursday in the UK

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Carl Phillips
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News
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EA, FIFA 16, Madden NFL 16, Need for Speed, Star Wars: Battlefront

Update your calenders - EA titles will now release on a Thursday in the UK

Here's a bit of news that we actually missed from earlier this week, as EA announced on Monday that all future titles from the publisher would now be released  on a Thursday in the UK instead of a Friday. The move has been done to bring release dates in line with the rest of Europe, who have up until now always had a day head-start over UK gamers. As a result, the new release dates for the remaining 2015 release schedule from EA now looks like this:

  • EA SPORTS Madden NFL 16 – August 27
  • EA SPORTS FIFA 16 – September 24
  • Need for Speed – November 5
  • Star Wars Battlefront – November 19

[EA via Videogamer]

World of Warcraft: Legion announced at Gamescom - Watch the full presentation here!

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Blizzard Entertainment, Gamescom 2015, MMORPGs, World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft: Legion

World of Warcraft: Legion announced at Gamescom - Watch the full presentation here!

Live from the show floor of the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Blizzard Entertainment pulled back the curtain on the sixth expansion for World of Warcraft, simply titled Legion. Along with a raised level cap and a new continent to explore, a new hero class will be available – the Demon Hunter. We’ve got the entire presentation embedded for you to watch should you wish to get all the details, but we’ve got a helpful summary of the highlights for you after the jump.

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Lara Croft GO heading to mobile devices and tablets on August 27th

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BuzzDuraband
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News
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Lara Croft, Mobile games, Square Enix Montreal

Lara Croft GO heading to mobile devices and tablets on August 27th

Lara Croft GO has today been announced by Square Enix for an August 27th release coming to mobile devices and tablets. In a follow up to the popular mobile game Hitman GO by Square Enix, Tomb Raider Go will offer turn-based puzzles within challenging levels.

"Exciting times! We are thrilled to announce that Lara Croft GO will be releasing on August 27th!

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Earn 750 Nintendo Stars by linking your NNID to Club Nintendo

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BuzzDuraband
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News
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Club Nintendo, eShop, Nintendo

Earn 750 Nintendo Stars by linking your NNID to Club Nintendo

We're informed there's a new way to log into the Nintendo website and by adhering to the new login process you can earn yourself 750 Nintendo stars.

"You can now log in to the Nintendo website using your Club Nintendo account, or your Nintendo Network ID, if both are linked.

It's easy to link your Club Nintendo account with your Nintendo Network ID, and if you do:

  • You'll receive 750 Stars, which can be redeemed for items in the Club Nintendo Stars Catalogue! You can choose from items such as download codes for games (some of which are available for just 600 Stars), soundtrack CDs, and much more!

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Final Fantasy XV will release in 2016 apparently

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Final Fantasy XV, Gamescom 2015, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

Final Fantasy XV will release in 2016 apparently

Enjoy the new trailer while you wait

While a specific release date for Final Fantasy XV won't be confirmed for some time, the game's director, Hajime Tabata, seems committed to a 2016 release date as he told Eurogamer:

"We really wanted to say something else, so we've got something we'd like to say - you won't be waiting until 2017. We want to get that across. We want to reassure people that we are going to get it out."

It's only been in development for ten years, so it's probably almost done in all fairness. We quite enjoyed the recent Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae demo and have been impressed in the way Square Enix used feedback to make adjustments to the game and then release a beefy patch for the demo to try out the new changes. More of this sort of thing please developers! but maybe don't force players to buy a different game to get access to the demo, that's a bit naughty.

When also asked about the possibility of sequels in the XV universe (as there were in the XIII series), Tabata replied:

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 changes art style just 2 months before release

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BuzzDuraband
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News
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Playstation 4, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, Xbox One

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 changes art style just 2 months before release

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 will be releasing on Xbox One and Playstation 4 this coming October, and to be quite frank we were becoming increasingly worried regarding the graphical qualities of the game. Don't get us wrong, we appreciate that gameplay always resides above graphics, but it would be nice to play a Tony Hawk's Playstation 4 intended title with Playstation 4 quality visuals. Unfortunately it wasn't quite panning out that way with the visuals somewhat resembling Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 on the Playstation 2.

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Project Cars devs making Red Bull Air Race game

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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PC games, Racing Games, Red Bull Air Race the Game

Project Cars devs making Red Bull Air Race game

Well, we didn't see this one coming. Slightly Mad Studios, most famous for developing the well-received Project Cars racing sim, are turning their hands to the skies. The Red Bull Air Race series has been growing in popularity in recent years as daredevil pilots compete for the best times as they weave between airgates and dive under bridges around famous cities the world over.

Slightly Mad Studios are partnering with Wing Racers Sports Games GmbH and will be releasing the game exclusively on PC in 2016. Take a look at the first trailer to see some very polished in-game engine graphics.

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Attack on Titan coming to PS4, PS3 and Vita

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Anime, Attack on Titan, PS Vita games, PS4 games, trailer

Attack on Titan coming to PS4, PS3 and Vita

Attack on Titan is an anime favourite around the office here at Dealspwn and we strongly urge you to watch the harrowing series on Netflix. We also strongly urge you to avoid the rather messy 3DS game.

Tecmo Koei and Omega Force are bringing the series to PlayStation though in 2016 and this brief teaser trailer has a cool handdrawn art style that we're hoping is going to be replicated in the final game. Visually, it reminds us of Valkyria Chronicles, but with more blood and despair.

We do feel for any developer working on the Attack on Titan license as the dramatic battles involving a Spider-Man-esque movement system (but with much sharper turns) as hunters try to outmanoeuvre giant Titans in order to attack their weak spots must be incredibly hard to put into action, with the camera alone being a significant obstacle. We wish them luck. Maybe they should take a look at this decent free browser version.

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Mad Max trailer paints a grim world. Clean it up for £30.99 on PS4

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Action Games, Mad Max, PS4 games

Mad Max trailer paints a grim world. Clean it up for £30.99 on PS4

Just a month to go now before Mad Max makes his long awaited debut on the PS4. We've seen plenty of trailers paint an enticing mix of Just Cause meets Rage (aka blowing up shit in the desert), but this one dials down the boomage (a little anyways) in favour of showing off more of the game's characters.

Mad Max is in good company it would seem as everyone seems a little bit unhinged and disfigured by violence. Happy fun times may not be around the corner, but it looks like he's the man for the job of ensuring there are less War Boys ruining what's left of the world. Because, well, reasons. Revenge and all that we imagine.

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Mafia III Reveal Trailer welcomes us to New Orleans

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Carl Phillips
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News
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2K Games, Gamescom 2015, Mafia III, PC games, PS4 games, Trailers, Xbox One Games

After teasing us of its existence last month, an official reveal trailer for Mafia III has just been released. The CGI trailer has no gameplay to speak of, but we are introduced to new protagonist Lincoln Clay. Set in 1968, Mafia III will take place in a "reimagined" New Orleans and will see players assume the role of Clay as builds up his own criminal empire in a tale of power and revenge. We've got more story details straight from 2K for you after the jump.

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Lego Dimensions Worlds Trailer will have you ready for these preorders

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Lego Dimensions, PS3 games, PS4 games, Wii U games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Lego Dimensions Worlds Trailer will have you ready for these preorders

Want to see what worlds are waiting for you with Lego Dimensions and it's many add-on packs? Then this is the trailer for you. If that whets your appetite, you'll really want to check out the range of preorders listed below, which are much cheaper than their high street comparisons.

Find out why we're so excited with this article: Lego Dimensions: how the magic of Lego could dethrone Skylanders.

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New FIFA 16 trailer proclaims "football is back" as preorders hit their lowest price yet

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Carl Phillips
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News
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EA, EA Sports, FIFA 16, Gamescom 2015, PS4 games, Sports Games, Trailers, Xbox One Games

Closing the show at EA's Gamescom press conference this morning was a brand new trailer for FIFA 16, highlighting yet more graphical improvements and game engine improvements. Coincidentally, you can also pre-order this year's edition for current-gen consoles for a record low price thanks to Rakuten's latest voucher code.

There's still a few months until this year's edition is released, which will contain the latest squad listings and all manner of graphical improvements, but the big new additions this time around are the FUT Draft mode, and the inclusion of international female players. Considering how popular the recent Women's World Cup has been, I suspect there will be many players wishing to virtually recreated some of the impressive displays from this year's tournament. Thanks to viperkeith @ HUKD!

Stay tuned to the site for our impression of EA Gamescom 2015 press conference.

Here's how to watch EA's Gamescom 2015 Presentation

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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EA, Gamescom 2015, PC games, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

Here's how to watch EA's Gamescom 2015 Presentation

9am is an early time to watch EA talk about sports, mobile guff and have awkward special guests on stage. But in between you might just see some red hot footage of the games you really want to see. We're talking Mirror's Edge: Catalyst, Star Wars: Battlefront, Mass Effect Andromeda, Need for Speed, and more importantly, Unravel.

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Watch Microsoft's Gamescom 2015 Presentation here

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Gamescom 2015, Xbox One, Xbox One Games

Watch Microsoft's Gamescom 2015 Presentation here

Gamescom 2015 is kicking off within the hour with Microsoft's Gamescom 2015 presentation and you can watch it right here. We're expecting big things from Microsoft, especially as they were boasting that they couldn't fit everything into their E3 presser.

Expect/hope for some fresh footage of Quantum Break, Crackdown, Scalebound, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Gears 4, Forza 6 and maybe even some brand new games. We've said it before, but Phil Spencer and co really have an open goal here with Sony not bothering to attend this year. Is that something they'll regret by this evening?

We'll have full analysis of the presser shortly after it's conclusion, but tune in at 3pm UK-time to see for yourself below.

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PSN outages and slow downloads strike again

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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PS3 games, PS4 games, PSN, Sony

PSN outages and slow downloads strike again

We're getting multiple reports that PSN is down again and gamers who are online are reporting downloads taking much longer than usual.

The main issues seem to be affecting Europe, although that could be because other areas of the world like the West coast of the USA are still in bed. Take a look at this map to see the most recent spread of outages.

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Splatoon patch inkoming, Squad battle and Private battle added

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BuzzDuraband
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News
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Nintendo Wii U, Splatoon

Splatoon patch inkoming, Squad battle and Private battle added

Splatoon is to receive a major patch update this coming Wednesday with big changes set to be put into place. Squad Battle and Private Battle matchmaking options have been implemented as the two biggest editions with rest of the patch notes listed below.

Level Changes

  • Level cap has been increased to LV50.
  • At LV20, when you enter the lobby and listen to the explanation, your level cap will be increased.

Ranked Battle Changes

  • S and S+ ranks have been added.
  • you can only progress in S and S+ rank in Ranked Battle (not Squad Battles).
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Full Gears of War catalogue unlocked with purchases of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

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BuzzDuraband
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News
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Gears of War, Gears Of War: Ultimate Edition, Xbox One

Full Gears of War catalogue unlocked with purchases of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

On a day where we have found ourselves questioning the presence of remasters and their position in our gaming lives, Microsoft have hit back (not directly at us) with the incentive of all remastering incentives. Today they have announced that anybody who should purchase Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on the Xbox One and plays between 25th August and 31st December 2015 will also unlock the entire back catalogue of Gears titles via Xbox Backward Compatibility.

That includes:

  • Gears of War
  • Gears of War 2
  • Gears of War 3
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Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom coming to PC, Playstation 4 and more

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BuzzDuraband
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News
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Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom, PC, Playstation 4

Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom coming to PC, Playstation 4 and more

Come on, own up. Who remembers Wonder Boy? the popular 1980s Sega Master System & Game Gear platformer (feel old? Yeah, me too). Meet Monster Boy, the successor to our childhood gaming happiness.

Don't dwell too much on the name in the above title artwork, FDG Entertainment have thankfully seen the light and dropped that boozy subtitle from the game and added a much improved - and the Cursed Kingdom.

Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom coming to PC, Playstation 4 and more

Unfortunately there isn't really much to go on at the moment for this upcoming and much anticipated release for next year. We do know thanks to information on the FDG Entertainment YouTube channel that Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is set for release on PC, Playstation 4 and more.

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Constructor HD announced, coming to current-gen consoles and PC next year

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Carl Phillips
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News
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3Systems, Constructor HD, PC games, PS4 games, Simulation games, Xbox One Games

Constructor HD announced, coming to current-gen consoles and PC next year

After years of rumours, the classic property tycoon title Constructor is getting a HD remake by its creators at 3Systems. Coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC, we even have an official release date of January 29, 2016. It is being labeled as a "reimagining" of the original PC game released in 1997, where players are charged with building up a property empire of business and rented housing, while hiring degenerates to harass and drive their rivals out of business.

"Constructor is a game I took great joy in creating, and having the chance to delve into its universe once again has been incredible," said development head John Twiddy in a press release issued today. "A whole generation adored the original. I, along with the original collaborators, am delighted to be showcasing Constructor’s unique charm to a whole new audience."

I'll admit that I wasn't very good at Constructor back in the day, but I did enjoy its unique personality in-between all the hippies coming along and ruining my properties. We suspect we'll learn more about Constructor HD next week when Gamescom is in full swing.

[Videogamer]

Time for a change? New vacancies at Game Stores and within company

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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GAME store, Retail

Time for a change? New vacancies at Game Stores and within company

Been looking for a new job? Well, if you have an awesome knowledge of games and a nose for sales, or maybe some admin skills, be sure to check out the newly listed vacancies all over England and a few in Wales and Northern Island.

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