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Rainbow Six Siege opens, flashes & clears a firm release date

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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FPS, PC games, PS4 games, Rainbow Six: Siege, Xbox One Games

Rainbow Six Siege is set to breach onto PC, PS4 and Xbox One later this year, as Ubisoft issues a release date to counter mistaken claims of a slip into 2016.

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New Lego Jurassic World trailer inspired us to hunt down these cheap preorders

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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3DS Games, LEGO Jurassic World, PC games, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games, Wii U games, Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

New Lego Jurassic World trailer inspired us to hunt down these cheap preorders

Today's brand new Lego Jurassic World trailer is all sorts of awesome and the release date has finally been confirmed too. In fact, it's less than a month away, so be sure to take advantage of our roundup of hot preorder deals across every format below if you want to play the game on June 12th. Naturally, you'll want to take a look at that new trailer too, which features scenes from all four movies, along with footage of the various types of dinosaur you'll get to play as. 

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SMITE enters closed beta on Xbox One - here's how to get involved

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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MOBA, SMITE, Xbox One Games

SMITE enters closed beta on Xbox One - here's how to get involved

SMITE, the rather excellent MOBA featuring gods and goddesses from numerous pantheons, has launched into closed beta on Xbox One.

It's kind of a big deal. Not only will the resulting game be free to play once complete (and allow you to pay a set fee for all present and future content!), but SMITE also unique in its intimate over-the-shoulder perspective, playing like a hectic and accessible action game. Having played plenty of it on PC, I can attest to the fact that it's the most fun I've ever had with a MOBA -- so take that as you will.

Sounds good? Here's how to get involved.

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Gears Of War Xbox One remaster footage leaked - Rumour

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Gears Of War: Ultimate Edition, Xbox One Games

Gears Of War Xbox One remaster footage leaked - Rumour

A remastered Xbox One version of Gears Of War is looking all but confirmed as what appears to be gameplay footage leaks out from various sources.

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Nintendo confirms E3 2015 plans - is your body ready for the Nintendo World Championships?

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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E3 2015, Nintendo

Nintendo has confirmed their E3 plans for this year, kicking off with their keynote digital event on Tuesday June 16th and followed up by a host of livestreamed gameplay footage throughout the expo.

Mark the date in your diary, but competitive gamers may also be interested to know that Ninty are bringing back The Nintendo World Championships.

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Train Valley is on track (groan) and Steam Early Access

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Puzzle games, Steam Early Access, Strategy games, Train Valley

It's clear that Train Valley isn't based in the UK, because this adorable cross between a virtual train set and puzzler is on track, on time and pulling into the Early Access station now.

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Life is Strange Episode 3 arrives next week

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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DONTNOD Entertainment, interactive drama, Life Is Strange, next week on MA, PC games, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

Life is Strange Episode 3 arrives next week

That was close, we'd almost forgotten Life is Strange existed as there's such a gap between episodes. Episode 3 is set to land on May 19th on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

This middle episode could find the season gather some much needed pace, which shouldn't be hard after the previous episode's incredible ending, which I can't talk about at all really. As the picture above shows though, it'll feature Chloe and Max breaking into the very shifty Principal Wells' office.

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Assassin's Creed: Syndicate reveals special editions & DLC, but does it deserve your pre-order?

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, PC games, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate reveals special editions & DLC, but does it deserve your pre-order?

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate was only publicly revealed yesterday, but Ubisoft have already made no less than four special editions available to pre-order. Some of which include the season pass -- because of course there's a season pass -- and some of which don't. There will also be two downloadable mission packs and physical merchandise too.

Give me a moment to sigh in resigned exasperation before I quickly take you through it... before tackling what we'd consider to be a much more important issue. Do Syndicate and Ubisoft actually deserve your pre-order this time?

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ARK: Survival Evolved lets you ride and fight dinosaurs. Sold!

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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ARK: Survival Evolved, PC games, PS4 games, Survival games, Xbox One Games

ARK: Survival Evolved lets you ride and fight dinosaurs. Sold!

The headline alone should have you eager to learn more about this new open world, first-person survival title. The brand new trailer shows off some stunning environments to explore online and fight over 60 different types of dinosaur populating the large island world. This could be the cure for the glut of online zombie survival titles we've been waiting for.

The online elements will include PvP options, but the trailer shows off the co-op elements more as players teeam up to fend off dino attacks on bases. What really hooks us in though is the ridable dinosaurs. You'll be able to soar above the island for the perfect view on the back of your carefully tamed pteranodon. Or maybe just take a stroll with your very own stegosaurus. Sorry, Lego Jurassic World, you just got bumped down our dino game wish list.

ARK: Survival Evolved is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC, with the PC version opening up an Early Access version soon. No dates for the consoles yet, but the devs are adding Morpheus support to the PS4 version. Enjoy the trailer, we certainly did.

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Sony in hot water over 'disappointing' 20th Anniversary PS4 competition

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PS4, Sony

Sony in hot water over 'disappointing' 20th Anniversary PS4 competition

The idea was brilliant. Celebrating 20 years of PlayStation consoles, Sony created a strictly limited run of special edition PS4 consoles and made them available to purchase by way of a number of competitions designed to get the community involved. Tweeting clues, releasing riddles to solve and collaborating with GAME should have made for a fun and collaborative way of bringing the 'PlayStation Nation' together.

Unfortunately, human nature being what it is, the competition was soon compromised as resources were shared and clues were data-mined early, resulting in a complete shambles. The Advertising Standards Authority has now rapped Sony across the knuckles for the way they handled the situation even though it was conducted in good faith.

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The Division shunted into 2016

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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PC games, PS4 games, The Division, Xbox One Games

The Division shunted into 2016

The Division may be one of the most anticipated games of the generation so far, but it was also revealed too early. Ubisoft has announced that Massive Entertainment's RPG is now on course for "early 2016," nearly three years after its June 2013 debut, citing the need for as much polish and consumer feedback as possible.

Which is fine by us, actually.

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Guitar Hero Live: the first 24 tracks shoot for "broad appeal"

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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: the first 24 tracks shoot for "broad appeal"

Guitar Hero Live has stolen a march on Rock Band 4 by revealing their first 24 songs. It's a strong if somewhat diverse, from Judas Priest and System Of A Down to Ed Sheeran and Skrillex, which is designed to appeal to as large an audience as possible.

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Assassin's Creed: Syndicate revealed - here are all the videos & details

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, PC games, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

Extra, extra, read all about it! Assassin's Creed: Syndicate officially revealed!

Set in the sprawling streets of London 1868, this year's Assassin's Creed title will thrust us into the industrial revolution to dismantle and destroy the Templars. Technology is advancing at a rapid pace, leading to some new mechanical marvels even as the working class finds themselves crushed under the Templar machine. Street gangs will be our armies, the slums our fortress. Knowing Ubisoft's somewhat patchy historical accuracy, presumably we'll face off against Jack the Ripper, Mister Bean and Mary Poppins at some point.

Though it's difficult to shake off Unity's lingering feeling of malaise and deja vu, Syndicate does at least promise some new and retooled gameplay elements, from a much faster and more brutal combat system to driveable vehicles and advanced technology.

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The Evil Within's last DLC lets you wear a safe on your head, be the baddie

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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DLC, Survival Horror, The Evil Within

The Evil Within's last DLC lets you wear a safe on your head, be the baddie

Stick a safe on your head and grab your hammer, because The Evil Within's final expansion will let you play as The Keeper.

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Helldivers gets free expansion today - would you like to know more?

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Arrowhead Game Studios, Helldivers, PS Vita games, PS3 games, PS4 games, SCEE, Twinstick shooter

Helldivers gets free expansion today - would you like to know more?

Helldivers, the sensational Starship Troopers-inspired cooperative shooter on PS4, PS3 and Vita, is getting a big new patch. So big, in fact, that it's technically a free expansion!

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Relive classic moments in this new PS4 Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, Games trailers, PS4 games

Relive classic moments in this new PS4 Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Trailer

Final Fantasy X (and to a much lesser extent X-2) had its fair share of classic moments; some happy, some heartbreaking, others deeply shocking. And a laughing scene that most gamers don't quite seem to understand, seeing as they were intentionally forcing it, not laughing naturally. You know the one.

Anyway, this new trailer for the upcoming PS4 version of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster shows off some of these moments along with the improved visuals, which look fantastic.

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Rock Band 4 may support cross-platform catalogue compatibility

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Music games, PS4 games, Rock Band 4, Xbox One Games

Rock Band 4 may support cross-platform catalogue compatibility

It has emerged that there is a slim chance that gamers' existing catalogue of Rock Band tracks may work on next-gen consoles, even if they are making a platform holder switch. So Xbox 360 gamers may be able to use their tracks on PS4 and PS3 gamers use them on Xbox One.

Harmonix has already confirmed gamers will be able to use their existing library on the new-gen machines if they stick to the same console family - PS3 to PS4 for example. But for those of you that may have gone from Xbox 360 to PS4, there's a slight chance your old library could be made compatible too.

When asked about the possibility in an interview with Official PlayStation Magazine UK (Issue 108), Harmonix's Product Manager, Daniel Sussman said:

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Castlevania creator Kickstarts a spiritual sequel - and smashes $1 million in half a day

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night, Castlevania, Koji Igarashi, PC games, PS4 games, Xbox One Games

Also, David Hayter's In It

Koji Igarashi, the creator of Castlevania and one of the forefathers of a genre, has returned with one heck of a pitch. Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night is billed as a spiritual sequel to and evolution of Symphony Of The Night, with 2.5D platforming exploration gameplay, RPG elements and crafting on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

However, the project is now on Kickstarter, where it will only receive funding if it beats its target... wait, hang on. It just made $1,200,000 in twelve hours.

Meaning that the Kickstarter is already successful and David Hayter, the voice of Solid Snake, is now handling the voice acting.

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Action Henk butt-slides onto Steam today, grab a launch discount

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Indie Games, PC games, Platformer, Ragesquid

Action Henk butt-slides onto Steam today, grab a launch discount

Action Henk has released on Steam today and it's well worth your attention. We've been following its progress ever since our first contact at the Develop Conference last year, where we described it as "a lot like Trials, a little like classic Sonic and a whole load of speedrun fun."

Frankly it was brilliant... and that was a year ago. RageSquid have spent the last few months tweaking the game and adding loads of new content, from characters to levels. It's now available at a 10% launch discount, bringing the price down to £9.89.

Our full review is coming soon. Remember that you can make your money go further by buying cheap Steam wallet credit!