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The Game Awards 2015 Wrap-up | The Winners, the reveals, and Konami’s shame

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Carl Phillips
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Features
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Awards, Hideo Kojima, Konami, The Game Awards 2015, Trailers, Winners

The Game Awards 2015 Wrap-up | The Winners, the reveals, and Konami’s shame

It’s both anticipated and loathed in equal measure, but The Game Awards returned last night delivering awards, reveals, and marketing (something host Geoff Keighley even mentioned during the show, weirdly.) While it was still very much the same ridiculous spectacle we’ve come to expect, there were actually a few moments of note from the show that weren’t world premieres.

We’ll get to that in due course, as we’ve handily pulled together all the winners and trailers for your perusal after the jump.

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Life Is Feudal: Your Own trailer asks what destiny awaits ahead of next week's launch

Author:
Carl Phillips
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News
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Bitlox Ltd., Life is Feudal, Life Is Feudal: Your Own, PC games, Sandbox games, Sean Bean, Trailers

Life Is Feudal: Your Own trailer asks what destiny awaits ahead of next week's launch

Medieval sandbox title Life Is Feudal: Your Own emerges from Early Access next week, and to mark the occasion Bitlox Ltd. has released an animated trailer featuring the voicework of Sean Bean. See it for yourself, as well as find out if Bean actually survives it to the end for once, after the jump.

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Adam Jenson shows off his new moves in the latest Deus Ex: Mankind Divided trailer

Author:
Carl Phillips
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News
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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Eidos, Square Enix, Trailers

Adam Jenson shows off his new moves in the latest Deus Ex: Mankind Divided trailer

Square Enix have release a brand new trailer for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, highlighting some of the new tricks Adam Jenson has up his sleeve. There's plenty of broody talk of becoming a weapon, only for reveal that he has an arm cannon now. Which is pretty damn sweet. See it for yourself after the jump.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider - Harsh Environments trailer

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Rise Of The Tomb Raider, Trailers, Xbox One Games

Rise of the Tomb Raider - Harsh Environments trailer

A new series of Rise of the Tomb Raider videos entitled Woman Vs Wild are set to give us new looks at the game in the build up to launch next month. Today's episode looks at 'harsh environments'.

This shows us the wildlife Lara will face. And by face, I mean nail to the endangered species list with an arrow or possibly shotgun. There's a brief mention of the story too and a look at the new expanded hub environments. Enjoy the trailer after the break and I've dug out the cheapest current preorder offer too.

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Life Is Strange Finale teaser warns us of the coming storm

Author:
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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Assassin's Creed: Syndicate story trailer (contains epic moustaches)

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, Trailers, Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate story trailer (contains epic moustaches)

We're warming up to Assassin's Creed: Syndicate the more we see of it. Naturally, it's facing a lot of pressure after the poor showing of Unity, but we're sure Ubisoft is keen to get its flagship franchise back on track.

Today's new story trailer shows us the ruthless Templar characters who are running London in Syndicate. Fans of twirly gentleman's moustaches are in for a treat. There's zero mention of a modern-day storyline sitting alongside the London narrative, so we presume Ubi has ditched it, which they were in the process of doing with Unity. Take a look at our features below for our earliest impressions on the game.

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Mafia III Reveal Trailer welcomes us to New Orleans

Author:
Carl Phillips
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News
Tags:
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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New FIFA 16 trailer proclaims "football is back" as preorders hit their lowest price yet

Author:
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.

Last chance for cheap console preorders of Batman: Arkham Knight

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
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Batman: Arkham Knight, PS4 games, Trailers, Xbox One Games

Last chance for cheap console preorders of Batman: Arkham Knight

It's about time you got that Batman: Arkham Knight preorder sorted isn't it? How about a PS4 or Xbox One deal for just £36.76? This also comes with the Harley Quinn DLC. Use the voucher code below to get this super hot deal. We ran a deal about £1 cheaper a while back, but this is the cheapest console deal I've seen for a while and could be the cheapest preorder we'll see now. More often than not, we see prices of hot new games go up a bit at launch, so you could be paying more from tomorrow.

If they go out of stock, you could try Game Collection who aren't far behind with a £36.95 deal.

PC gamers, you can get some obscenely low game keys here.

Be sure to take a look at our hands-on preview and our article, Why Rocksteady quitting Batman after Arkham Knight is the right choice. Also, have you seen the latest seven-minute trailer? We'll have a review for you soon too. Take a look at the new launch trailer below, although I should warn you, it contains an ill-advised backing track from Muse.

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Mirror's Edge: Catalyst debut gameplay trailer and release date

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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DICE, E3 2015, EA, Mirror's Edge: Catalyst, Trailers

Mirror's Edge: Catalyst debut gameplay trailer and release date

A packed E3 2015 showing from EA included a rather tasty gameplay trailer for Mirror's Edge: Catalyst where we see Faith in action. The first-person free-running skills are looking slicker than ever as Faith perform wallruns, slides and even boots enemies clean through windows. Unlike some, I was never struck with motion-sickness with the original, but that new backflip may take some getting used to!

Rumours of an open-world city to explore were confirmed and there will be no loading screens at all. Having a huge playground to explore with Faith's skillset sounds like a fantastic way to expand on the ideas of the under-rated original title. Hopefully there will be lots of collectibles littered around the city to encourage lots of sky-high climbs and death-defying last-gasp gap leaps. Devilishly tough time trials are sure to return also, which will be great if they include ghost images of the best times again.

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Just Cause 3 trailer is suitably insane

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Avalanche Studios, Just Cause 3, PC games, PS4 games, Trailers, Xbox One Games

Just Cause 3 trailer is suitably insane

Here it is folks, leaked a few hours earlier than we were expecting, the first proper gameplay trailer for Just Cause 3. It certainly doesn't disappoint and is packed with that wonderful grappling hook, ridiculously dangerous attitudes to vehicle safety and more explosions than a Michael Bay montage. In short, it looks like the most fun game of 2015. Take a peek and see for yourselves.

Also, stay tuned to Dealspwn as I'll be bringing you a feature article later today on some of the finer points that'll have you wanting Just Cause 3 even sooner.

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Mad Max gameplay trailer unleashes the Road Warrior

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
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News
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Avalanche Studios, Mad Max, Trailers

Mad Max gameplay trailer unleashes the Road Warrior

Today's brand new Mad Max trailer has been well worth the wait as we finally get to see lots of gameplay. As expected, there's a large focus on the vehicular combat, which looks similar to Rage, but with the fun factor turned up to 11. The desert may be all sorts of brown, but it's looking very detailed too.

The extensive trailer also shows off lots of combat features and emphasises that most of the on-foot action will be based around melee fights as ammo is incredibly rare in this post apocalyptic world. Customisation of your Magnum Opus car and Max's gear also gets a look in showing that there's much more depth to the game than we originally imagined.

Fans of the Mad Max movies may be a bit annoyed that the Australian setting seems to have been ditched for the States (are those the remains of the Golden Gate Bridge we see?), but we're presuming this is something the upcoming movie remake has done anyway. That said, Gibson fans (he used to be cool, before he turned into a massive anti-semite) will enjoy brief glimpses of homages to the original movies, like Max eating dog food and a cheeky glimpse of the Thunderdome.

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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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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided official reveal trailer

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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#cantkillprogress, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, PC games, PS4 games, Trailers, Xbox One Games

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided official reveal trailer

Well folks, after a rather clumsy 'reveal' from Square Enix, where details leaked out during the rather boring multi-day Twitch broadcast, we have the first trailer for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Now, wouldn't that have just been easier rather than whatever was happening with Twitch, where everyone guessed it was going to be a new Deus Ex title anyway?

To be honest, we're still massively excited as we were beginning to fear it might be another mobile/tablet game rather than a PC and new-gen console title. Although, a Kane & Lynch match-three game would have been bad-ass. Anyways, enough chit-chat, let's take a look at what Adam Jensen is getting up to and when you're done, be sure to read Jon's newest article What we want from Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - better graphics are just the start.

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Lego Jurassic World to include all four movies - have a trailer

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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LEGO Jurassic World, Trailers

Lego Jurassic World to include all four movies - have a trailer

After the recent disappointing news that Traveller's Tales would not be completing Lego The Hobbit with content from the third movie, we felt somewhat screwed over by the studio and Warner Bros. Giving us all four Jurassic Park movies in one game is certainly a step in the right direction though. Today's new trailer boasts that the upcoming Lego Jurassic World will include content from the original trilogy and the new film. Clever girl, indeed.

Original dialogue from the movies will be included, in a similar way to the Hobbit and LOTR titles, and we think it lends itself to humour a little bit more than the po-faced Middle Earth adventures. Lego Jeff Goldblum - what else does a game need? Iconic scenes to be found in the trailer all seem to be from the first movie so expect Lego-riffs on the T-Rex chase, the Clever Girl moment and the Raptor feeding scene.

Lego Jurassic World to include all four movies - have a trailer

Regular gameplay is a bit thin on the ground. Will hitting raptors with a stick be a viable option? We somewhat doubt it, so we wouldn't be surprised to see guns play a larger role. The little procompsognathus are probably going to get a kicking though. Fingers crossed we get to play as dinosaurs at some point too. The dilophosaurus is surely an apt character for spitting at Lego target switches?

The game will launch in June on PS4, XO, PC, PS3, 360, Wii U, 3DS and Vita. Enough talk, hold onto your butts and check out the trailer below.

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Street Fighter a PS4 exclusive - is this is just the start of the third-party bidding war?

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
Tags:
Fighting Games, PC games, PS4 games, Street Fighter V, Trailers

UPDATE: Sony have commented, saying "we're not commenting". Guess that was to be expected.

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Capcom have unveiled a teaser trailer for Street Fighter V ahead of tonight Game Awards,with the company announcing that the latest game in the beat-em-up series will be heading exclusively to PlayStation 4 and PC.

Street Fighter V marks the latest third-party title exclusive by one new-gen console platform or another, and yet there seems to be little sign of the massive backlash that accompanied Microsoft's Tomb Raider exclusivity announcement at Gamescom, nor the outrage that met the news that Bayonetta 2 would only be available on Wii U.

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The Sunday Seven: Gamescom 2014 Videos You Missed

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Brendan Griffiths
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Features
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Gamescom 2014, PC games, PS4 games, The Sunday Seven, Trailers, Xbox One Games

The Sunday Seven: Gamescom 2014 Videos You Missed

Well folks, the doors are closing today on yet another huge Gamescom Expo and just like you, we’re still eagerly devouring all the latest info, trailers and gameplay demos. Carl and Jon have an absolute tonne of previews and interviews to bring you in the near future, so be sure to stay tuned for those. Today is all about the videos though.

Seeing as you’ve probably already seen the videos for the hottest big-name games that you can’t wait to get your hands on (Far Cry 4 and Quantum Break look amazing, no?), we’ve been scouring the net to find those precious gems that slipped through the cracks amidst all the triple A noise. So here’s our picks of the seven best Gamescom videos you may have missed.

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris

The news that Rise of the Tomb Raider would be a (timed) Xbox exclusive buried alive Square’s other Tomb Raider game. This was a shame because Temple of Isis is the follow-up to the excellent Lara Croft and The Guardian of Light and it’s looking pretty damn awesome. The co-op options have been doubled from two players to four, which is all sorts of awesome. Plus, it’s the only new Tomb Raider game we’ll see on PlayStation for a while.

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The new Dreamfall Chapters trailer welcomes us back to Stark & Arcadia

Author:
Carl Phillips
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News
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Dreamfall Chapters, Episodic content, Red Thread Games, Trailers

Now in Episodic form, coming later this year

The fine folks at Red Thread Games have released a brand new trailer this afternoon for the long awaited Dreamfall Chapters ahead of its now-episodic release later this year. Giving us a sneak peek into the stunningly realised twin worlds of Stark and Arcadia, as well as an early listen to its rather atmospheric soundtrack, there are some hidden easter eggs for eagle-eyed fans to ponder over according to creative producer Ragnar Tørnquist.

While the Kickstarted project was expected to be delivered in full in November, it was explained in an open letter last week that the game - and more to the point its story - had "turned out to be bigger and more ambitious than first envisioned." To that end, the game will now be split into five episodes, with the first releasing "before our originally announced November date." It was also made clear that current backers would receive all five episodes as part of their pledge as they are released at no extra cost.

"As a team, we believe we’re making the right choice — organisationally, financially and creatively," Tørnquist explained. "As writers, storytellers and artists we get to work in a format we love. And with every release, we will gather your feedback and improve on subsequent releases. In return, you’ll be getting a bigger, longer, more ambitious and more polished game."

Frankly, the change to an episodic form is probably the best thing in the long run (from a personal perspective it means I won't binge the entire thing in one sitting and then barrage the devs with calls of "MOAR NOW PLEASE") and the trailer has the TLJ fan in me very excited for the return of protagonists Zoë Castillo & Kian Alvane. As it says in the trailer itself, Dreamfall Chapters is certainly one of our most anticipated games of this year, and if you want to learn more about it you can check out my interview with developers Dag Scheve and Ragnar Tørnquist here, but stay tuned to the site as we'll be keeping a close eye on Red Thread Games' upcoming title in the coming months.

Dreamfall Chapters Book One: Reborn will release on PC, Mac and Linux later this year.

Driveclub gameplay tears up the Canadian countryside

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Evolution Studios, PS4 games, Racing Games, Trailers

We've been giving Driveclub's hopeless PR campaign a rare old bashing of late, and rightly so, but the fact remains that we still hold out hope for the game itself. Evolution Studios are no strangers to great racing games and with luck the finished article will let us leave all this unpleasantness behind us.

So with that in mind, here's some new gameplay footage of the production build in which you can ogle some shiny Zondas ragging around the Canadian countryside. If you want the full 1080p effect, be sure to click through to the official site. "Ooh," you'll say. "Aaah." "How do you pronounce 'Huayra?'"

The 30FPS revelations and horrible launch window have put many backs up, but here's hoping that the PS4 gets an exclusive racer worth buying. Thoughts?

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's debut trailer goes a little House of Cards

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Matt Gardner
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News
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Activision, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, FPS games, Kevin Spacey, Sledgehammer Games, Trailers

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's debut trailer goes a little House of Cards

When in doubt, get Kevin Spacey in.

The first trailer for Sledgehammer Games' instalment of Activision's yearly cash cow is in, and it bestows a sparkly new subtitle on this year's game, as well as giving us a look at what Advanced Warfare actually means.

It means drones. Lots of drones. And the Golden Gate Bridge being blown up a whole bunch of times.

Spacey is heading up the cast for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, playing the role of a the head of a PMC prepared to go toe-to-toe with the US government. Imagine Frank Underwood with slightly less of a drawl and slightly more guns at his back. Lots of guns, in fact, and some highly trained personnel to use them. This might be the first time I've actually been excited for a Call of Duty plot in some time. It might still be overblown hokum, but I'm not sure Spacey's ever given a bad performance in anything.

Alright, K-PAX was pretty crap, but Spacey was still pretty good in it.

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