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Opening Scenes | The Elder Scrolls Online Gameplay – First 30 Mins

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Bethesda Softworks, MMOs, Opening Scenes, RPGs, The Elder Scrolls Online, Videos, Zenimax Online

Opening Scenes | The Elder Scrolls Online Gameplay – First 30 Mins

Oh man it feels good to be back in Tamriel.

The Elder Scrolls Online releases today and our coverage of ZeniMax Online's curiously innovative MMO starts here with a big, fat look at the game's Opening Scenes.

There's no commentary to this one, just sit back and enjoy the dulcet tones of Gambon and Cleese and the rest of the star-studded cast. There'll be a first impressions piece up later today, along with plenty of coverage of the game over the next couple of weeks, a regular critical diary of my time in Tamriel, several supplemental videos, with everything culminating in a massive final review a little after launch.

If there's anything you'd like to see in particular, let me know in the comments box.

Opening Scenes | Thief Gameplay – First 15 Mins PS4 Footage

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Eidos Montreal, Opening Scenes, PS4 games, Square Enix, Thief, Videos

Opening Scenes | Thief Gameplay – First 15 Mins PS4 Footage

It's a new Thief game, with a new Garrett; but how does Eidos Montreal's stealth 'em up actually play? Well we've gone and recorded the first quarter of an hour of the new game to give you an idea of what to expect.

In case you missed it, I've also popped my interview with lead level designer Daniel Windfeld Schmidt and game director Nicolas Cantin in below the Opening Scenes embed for good measure, and you can hear them chat about the pressures of rebooting a beloved franchise, and how the team at Eidos Montreal have done their very best to try and balance the game for all-comers.

Opening Scenes | Thief Gameplay – First 15 Mins PS4 Footage

Having started the game over several times under several different conditions to see how the plethora of difficulty settings changes things, the rather exhaustive review will likely be arriving tomorrow for the US launch rather than today. However, there's a vid coming regarding those customisation settings, and a few early thoughts on the game too, so do make sure you're subscribed to us on YouTube and do stay tuned to the site!

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Opening Scenes | Rambo: The Video Game - First Blood!

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Features
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Gameplay footage, Opening Scenes, PC, PC games, PS3, PS3 games, Reef Entertainment, Teyon, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 games

It's here. It's finally here! Rambo: The Video Game launches today following months of controversy... but does it suck as badly as we feared? Or can it become a new guilty pleasure and shatter our expectations?

The truth is somewhere in between. You'll find out when our full review goes live later today, but for now, here's a first look at the truly awful opening cinematic followed by a surprisingly visceral opening level.

Opening Scenes | Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD - First 20 Mins

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Action Games, Dealspwn Playthrough, Opening Scenes, PS3 games, Xbox 360 games

Opening Scenes | Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD - First 20 Mins

Thanks to my recent acquisition of a Hauppauge capture device, I'm able to bring you an Opening Scenes video for Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD, the new HD port of the 2012 Vita game. I'll be bringing you a review very soon, but if you're eager to see what the opening twenty minutes hold, then marvel at my restraint as I avoid succumbing to collecting all the shiny things instead of doing actual missions.

Instead of playing an Assassin's game like my usual obsessive-compulsive (but very stabby) magpie, this playthrough video will show you cutscenes, climbing, fighting, costume changes, mistimed jumps and some ruddy vicious looking machetes. I've put a few hours into the game since recording this footage and am pleased to say it's going well so far. Aveline is a delightful character and the story is shaping up to be better than most Assassin's games. Stay tuned for that review.

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Opening Scenes | Knack Gameplay - First 20 Mins

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Opening Scenes, Platformers, PS4, PS4 games, Sony, Videos

Opening Scenes | Knack Gameplay - First 20 Mins

The PlayStation 4 hits these shores this Friday, and there's still a barrage of coverage to come. Today, we've got the first twenty minutes of Sony Japan's Knack, the mark Cerny-fronted titles that took a bit of a beating over the summer. I'm delighted to report that the game itself isn't actually as crushingly mundane as we first thought, and that having the difficulty settings above E3 Demo Easy actually make the game a little bit more engaging. Plus it really does feel like your playing through a Pixar movie.

Well, a Dreamworks movie. A Dreamworks B-list movie.

Anyway, the Knack review is on the way, but in the interim, here's a look at the game's opening scenes.

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Opening Scenes | Killzone: Shadow Fall Gameplay - First 20 Mins

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Opening Scenes, PS4, PS4 games, Sony, Videos

Opening Scenes | Killzone: Shadow Fall Gameplay - First 20 Mins

Killzone: Shadow Fall is one of the jewels in Sony's PS4 launch lineup, and we've gone and captured the first 20 minutes of gameplay for you to check out. It's graphically rather impressive, although some of the lip-synching could be better. Rest assured that we'll have a Killzone: Shadow Fall review for you very soon.

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Opening Scenes | Contrast Gameplay - First 15 Mins

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Focus Home Interactive, Opening Scenes, PC games, Platformers, Puzzle games, Videos

Opening Scenes | Contrast Gameplay - First 15 Mins

Compulsion Games' curious-looking platform-puzzler has been on our radar for some time now, and it popped up on those of a whole bunch of others when Sony swapped it in for Driveclub when it came to their PS Plus launch offering on Playstation 4. The review is coming later today, but in the interim, here's the first fifteen minutes or so to give you an idea of what to expect.

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Opening Scenes | Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Gameplay - First 15 Mins

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Action Games, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Opening Scenes, Pirates, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Montreal, Videos

Opening Scenes | Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Gameplay - First 15 Mins

The review is underway (we're aiming for Friday), but in the interim here's some Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag gameplay footage for you. We've captured the first quarter of an hour of Edward Kenway's story, which manages to pack in a naval skirmish, some tropical free-running, and chasing down a sailor so we can steal his stuff.

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Opening Scenes | GTA V Gameplay – First 25 Mins

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Gameplay footage, Grand Theft Auto V, GTA V, Opening Scenes, Rockstar Games, Rockstar North

Opening Scenes | GTA V Gameplay – First 25 Mins

The opening half hour of Grand Theft Auto V is  striking affair. There are most certainly spoilers contained within, but if you want to get a feel for the game's look and style, and to have a glimpse of the narrative backdrop to proceedings in Rockstar's latest opus, give it a watch.

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Opening Scenes | The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Gameplay - First 25 Mins

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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2K Games, 2K Marin, Action Strategy games, Opening Scenes, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, TPS games

Opening Scenes | The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Gameplay - First 25 Mins

It's had a tortuous road to release and undergone a fair few makeovers, but the game formerly known simply as XCOM, is finally with us, and we've got the first 25 minutes of the game for you to check out.

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Opening Scenes | Rayman Legends Gameplay - First 15 Mins

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Gameplay footage, Opening Scenes, Rayman Legends, Ubisoft, Ubisoft Montpellier

Opening Scenes | Rayman Legends Gameplay - First 15 Mins

We've had to wait a bit for Rayman Legends, and it rather speaks volumes that Ubisoft are sending out Xbox 360 review code where possible for Rayman Legends. But Michel Ancel and Ubi Montpellier's glorious masterpiece is complete, and glorious it is indeed.

We've captured the opening scenes for your perusal in the usual unadulterated fashion, which means you'll see me screw up in some really basic places because this was the first thing I did after getting back from Gamescom.

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Opening Scenes | Saints Row IV Gameplay – First 25 Mins

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Action Games, Deep Silver, Opening Scenes, Saints Row IV, Sandbox games, Videos, Volition Inc.

 

Opening Scenes | Saints Row IV Gameplay – First 25 Mins

Saints Row IV is in the house. Brendan is preparing a Sunday Seven for later that highlights just why Volition and Deep Silver's open-world playpen of insanity will rock your world later this month, but in the meantime why not check out the game's opening scenes in this new video.

There are spoilers, you understand, but if you're on the fence and somehow still not sure of what to expect at this point from Saints Row IV, put it in your face.

We'd also assume that if Keith David was our friend (how we wish it were so), he'd tell you to watch this. So you should. Because Keith David told you to.*

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Opening Scenes | Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Gameplay - First 15 Mins

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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505 Games, Brothers - A Tale Of Two Sons, Dealspwn Originals, Josef Fares, Opening Scenes, Starbreeze

Opening Scenes | Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Gameplay - First 15 Mins

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons has been on our radar for some time now. A collaboration between Swedish filmmaker Josef Fares and Starbreeze Studios, the game is a gently paced title that takes players on a 3-4 hour journey in the company of two brothers searching for a cure for their ailing father.

The review will go live later today, and you can find our interview with Fares here.

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Opening Scenes | Metro: Last Light Gameplay - First 20 Mins

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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4A Games, Dealspwn Originals, Deep Silver, Metro: Last Light, Opening Scenes, Videos
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Metro: Last Light | Xbox 360

Opening Scenes | Metro: Last Light Gameplay - First 20 Mins

The original Metro 2033 was a flawed gem of a game. It wasn't quite polished to perfection, but 4A's take on Dmitry Glukhovsky's post-apocalyptic vision stood truly apart from its FPS peers. It was more survival horror than FPS at times, truth be told -- a game that boasted a cracking story, and an incredibly tense atmosphere.

And now it has a sequel.

Metro: Last Light released at the end of last week, we finally received our review copy through (the review itself will be coming later this week), and here's the first 20 minutes or so of the game in our latest in the series of Opening Scenes vids.

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Opening Scenes | Evoland - First 15 Mins

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Evoland, Indie Games, Opening Scenes, PC games, RPGs, Shiro Games, Videos

Opening Scenes | Evoland - First 15 Mins

Originally conceived and created by Nicolas Cannasse for a Ludum Dare contest, Evoland is a truly curious little game. It's short, sweet, and through its 5-7 hour running time essentially takes the player on a journey through the history of role-playing action - from the action-oriented stylings of The Legend of Zelda to the turn-based shenanigans of Final Fantasy. From 8-bit nostalgia to HD glory. You trek around an ever-changing landscape, unlocking new features, new technologies, and new challenges.

The review is coming, as is a version of the vid below with commentary, but for the moment here's a peek at the game's opening 15 minutes.

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Opening Scenes | Tomb Raider Gameplay - First 20 Mins

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Crystal Dynamics, Gameplay footage, Lara Croft, Opening Scenes, Square Enix, Tomb Raider, Videos

Opening Scenes | Tomb Raider Gameplay - First 20 Mins

Lara's back, and she's gone all kinds of Hunger-Games-meets-The-Temple-of-Doom. Once again, we've nabbed the first 20 minutes of so of the game to give you an extended look at Lara's return. Expect the written review later today, around lunchtime.

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Opening Scenes | Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Gameplay - First 20 Mins

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Gameplay footage, Kojima Productions, Konami, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Opening Scenes, Platinum Games, Videos

Opening Scenes | Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Gameplay - First 20 Mins

If you've been following our coverage of Metal Gear Rising and tuning in to the PWNCAST, you'll know just how utterly psyched we've all been here at Dealspwn for this game. Well, it's launch week, we have an entire day of Metal Gear Rising goodness for you coming up, and what better way to kick things off than by giving you a look at the first 20 minutes of the game.

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Opening Scenes | Dead Space 3 Gameplay - First 20 Mins

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Action Games, Dead Space 3, EA Games, Opening Scenes, PC games, PS3 games, Videos, Visceral Games, Xbox 360 games

Opening Scenes | Dead Space 3 Gameplay - First 20 Mins

Dead Space 3 is out today here in the UK and so we've got another episode of Opening Scenes for you, this time showcasing the first twenty minutes from Visceral's latest instalment in their award-wining action-horror series. As per usual, there's no cuts, no edits, and no waffle...just pure gameplay.

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Opening Scenes | The Cave Gameplay - First 20 Minutes

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Carl Phillips
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Features
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Double Fine Productions, Opening Scenes, PC games, PSN games, Ron Gilbert, The Cave, XBLA games

Opening Scenes | The Cave Gameplay - First 20 Minutes

We're back with our second episode of Opening Scenes, a series of videos that provides an unedited look at the gameplay from the latest games. Today we take a look at the first 20 minutes from The Cave - the platform adventure title from the minds at Double Fine Productions and industry legend Ron Gilbert.

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Opening Scenes | Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Gameplay footage, JRPGs, Level 5, Namco Bandai, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Opening Scenes, RPGs, Studio Ghibli, Videos

Opening Scenes | Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Now we've invested in some nifty video capture hardware, we figured it's about time we started bringing you some more video goodness. For a number of games that we review, we're going to look to provide Opening Scenes videos to supplement our review material. In this series of videos, we'll simply present the first 15-30 minutes of the game in question - no voiceovers, no waffle, no edits, just pure, unadulterated gameplay footage!

First up, it's Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch.

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