Friday, November 30, 2012

Microsoft And Turn 10 Reveal The Forza Horizon IGN Car Pack, Coming 4th December For 400 MS Points

Microsoft and Turn 10 have revealed new DLC coming to Forza Horizon. The IGN Car Pack comes out 4th December for 400 MS Points and brings 7 new cars to the game, one of which is free for all players to download.

  • 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Halo Edition
  • 2008 Aston Martin DBS
  • 2012 Ferrari F12berlinetta
  • 2006 Ford GTX1
  • 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha Open Top
  • 1993 McLaren F1
  • 1971 AMC Javelin-AMX (Free For All Players To Download)

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Warner Bros. And NetherRealm Studios Announce Deathstroke As A Fighter In Injustice: Gods Among Us

Warner Bros. And NetherRealm Studios have revealed a new fighter in Injustice: Gods Among Us. Deathstroke brings a small arsenal of ranged and melee weapons and this trailer shows how can use them to create combos.



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Nintendo Reveal A New Limited Edition Blue/Black 3DS XL, Out 2nd December For $199.99 With Mario Kart 7 Installed

Nintendo have revealed a new Limited Edition 3DS XL. this Blue/Black 3DS XL is coming out on 2nd December in the USA for $199.99 and it comes with Mark Kart 7 already installed.

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Square Enix And Crystal Dynamics Have Released The Third Final Hours Look At Tomb Raider, This Video Focuses On The Soundtrack

Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have released the third Final Hours video for Tomb Raider. this behind the scenes look focuses on the soundtrack, what they wanted, how they went about doing it and it features an interview with the composer himself, Jason Graves.


Milestone Announce Free WRC 3 DLC Is Out Now For PS Vita, Brings 3 Rally Tracks

Milestone have announced free DLC for the PS Vita version of WRC 3 is out now. this DLC brings The Rally Guanajuato Mexico, The Rally Argentina and The Rally de Portugal to the game.

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Ubisoft Have Released A Launch Trailer For Far Cry 3

Ubisoft have released a launch trailer for Far Cry 3. this 10 minute launch trailer covers many of the features in the Single Player, Multiplayer and Co-Op. in-game action and cutscenes are shown throughout.

Codemasters Announce F1 Online Update, Brings 3 New Circuits In Japan, Components And More

Codemasters have announced F1 Online, their free to play online racing game that is currently in an Open Beta, has been updated. this update brings 3 fictional Japanese Tracks, new A-Class Components, Team Headquarters upgrades, a new Friends System, Team Objectives and Facebook Login.

The New tracks are:
Kitamachi Kaido - A short sprint through a financial district with aggressive corners, 
Higashi Kokado - A high-speed sprint through docklands and includes a dramatic elevated expressway
Ryokuen Route - An extensive race in which players speed through parks and past Imperial Palaces.

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THQ Have Released A New Metro: Last Light Live Action Trailer For An Ex Model

THQ have released a new live action trailer for Metro: Last Light. this trailer focuses on how the life of a model has changed.


Round Up Of Nintendo Wii U Launch Prices In The UK


Today is the day where the UK sees the launch of a new console. with many online retailers still saying the console is in stock, i have created a list of prices for both the Standard (White) Wii U console and the Deluxe (Black) Version. this list only includes the console standalone and not the various bundles each site offers and i've tried to only include stores that have the console in stock, for example Zavvi only has the white in stock.

There is not a huge variety of prices and many stores do seem to have both versions in stock. so far the cheapest White version i've found was at Zavvi who have it at £244.95. the cheapest Black version is shared between Amazon, TESCO and Asda who have it for £299.

Amazon.co.uk: White £248.00 OR Black £299.00
Zavvi.com: White £244.95
Play.com: White £259.99 OR Black £309.99
GAME.co.uk: White £259.99 OR Black £309.99
Gameseek.co.uk: White £269.99
The Game Collection: White £268.95 OR Black £318.95
Argos: White £259.99 OR Black £309.99
Toys R Us: White £254.99 OR Black £309.99
GameStop: White £249.97 OR Black £299.97
The Hut: White £249.99
Sainsbury's Entertainment: White £259.99 OR Black £309.99
TESCO Direct: White £248 OR Black £299
ASDA Direct: White £249 OR Black £299

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Zero Punctuation - Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

This week yahtzee decides to tackle Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. amongst fans this game has been decisive, getting high review scores whilst not selling as high as other games in the series...so what will Yahtzee think of it?

Activision Have Released A Behind The Scenes Look At Guy Ritchie's Surprise Live Action Call Of Duty Black Ops 2 Trailer

Activision have released a behind the scenes look their Live Action Surprise trailer for Call Of Duty Black Ops 2. this trailer was directed by Guy Ritchie and it features various members of the cast and production team talking about the trailer and showing behind the scenes moments from it's filming.


Curve Studios Have Released A Launch Trailer For Stealth Bastard Deluxe

Curve Studios have released a launch trailer for Stealth Bastard Deluxe. this trailer shows in-game action, showing the many ways you can use stealth techniques and the levels weapons to your advantage. it also highlights the games features like user level creation and sharing and various gadgets.


Namco Bandai Announce Ace Combat Horizon Comes To PC In Q1 2013, PS3/360 Digital Download From 28th November


Namco Bandai have announced they are bringing Ace Combat: Assault Horizon to PC's. the game will be released at retailers and as a digital download in Q1 2013. this PC version has been optimised for PC Users and will include many DLC items that were released for the Console versions. This will be the Advanced Edition version and will cost £23.99.

Namco Bandai have also announced the console versions of the game will be released digitally. the Xbox 360 gets the game on 18th December whilst the PS3 will also get Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Advanced Edition on 28th November. this Advanced Edition includes the game and the Tokyo and Honolulu maps, plus additional aircraft including the ASF-X Shinden II, F-15S/MTD, Su-37 Terminator, AV-8B Harrier II plus, CFA-44 Nosferatu and Ka-50 Hokum. Ace Combat Assault Horizon on PS3 will cost £15.99 and the Advanced Edition will cost £23.99.

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Nintendo Announce EU 3DS XL Promotion, Register Your 3DS XL BY January And Get Free eShop Game

Nintendo have announced they are running a 3DS XL promotion across many EU Countries. the promotion starts from July 2012, so any 3DS XL's bought since then are eligible for this promotion, and ends on 15th January. those who have already registered their 3DS XL, you need to log back into Club Nintendo and follow the instructions to get your free game. you have to register your 3DS XL at Club Nintendo and choose a free game to download. the games you can choose from are:

  • Super Mario 3D Land, 
  • Freakyforms Deluxe Your Creations, Alive!, 
  • New Art Academy: Learn New Painting Techniques and Share Your Art, 
  • Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
  • Nintendo presents: New Style Boutique

This promotion runs in the following countries: UK and Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal and Russia. Users who get a code have to download it by the 31st January 2013.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Bethesda Announce Doom 3 BFG PC Patch, GPL Source Code Out Now

Bethesda and id Software announce the GPL Source code for Doom 3 BFG is out now. you can get it from their GitHub Page. Bethesda have also announced the PC version of Doom 3 BFG has a new update. this update brings new features as well as bug fixes, these include:

NEW FEATURES
  • All projectiles cast shadows
  • Texture LOD bias added to menu options
  • Added option to force v-sync (instead of “smart v-sync”)
  • Adjusted default brightness value
  • Shadow casting projectiles added to menu options
  • Allow setting anti-aliasing up to 16x on Nvidia hardware. AMD/Intel cap is at 8x
  • Adjusted range of vertical sensitivity (allows you to lower sensitivity further than original implementation)
  • Added option to disable checkpoints
  • Allow left/right to enter resolution menu
  • Variable FOV settings options were added into the main menu
  • Added controller bind options
  • Added additional anti-cheat measures

BUG FIXES
  • Fixed blood splatter effects break after reloading save game
  • Fixed broken view nodal code that allowed players to see through the world by backing into a wall and looking up
  • Fixed weapon impact effects break after using the artifact (heart)
  • Fixed leaderboards to work across languages

Source: Bethesda Blog

Ubisoft Have Released A Combat Tutorial Video For Assassin's Creed 3

Ubisoft have released a new video for Assassin's Creed 3. this is a tutorial that offers some combat tips, using in-game action to highlight each tip.


Ubisoft Have Released A New Far Cry 3 Trailer Introducing The 4 Player Co-Op Campaign

Ubisoft have released a new trailer for Far Cry 3. this video focuses on the separate co-op Campaign. this takes place 6 months before your character arrives and features 4 other characters. this campaign can be played with up to 4 players online, or you can play 2 player local split screen co-op.



Creat Studios Announce Labyrinth Legends, Coming To PS3 PSN From 19th December

Creat Studios have revealed their next PS3 PSN game is Labyrinth Legends. the game is set to come out across the USA on 19th December and 21st December for Europe. Labyrinth Legends is a action adventure dungeon crawler where players explore hidden catacombs, evade traps and solve puzzles. whilst you are exploring you also collect gold, hidden treasure, weapons and artefacts. as well as a single player mode there are local multiplayer modes.



Creat Studios say Labyrinth Legends is Creat Studio's 21st game for the Playstation Network.

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Nintendo Announce For A Limited Time They Will Offer A Free Coin Rush Course Pack For New Super Mario Bros. 2

Nintendo have announced that players have collected over 3 Billion coins in New Super Mario Bros. 2 on the 3DS. to celebrate this they are releasing a free Coin Rush course pack for the game. the levels in this course pack feature levels from Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3. this pack will remain free from now until 31st January 2013, after which the pack will become paid DLC for the game.



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Sony Online Entertainment Have Released A New Planetside 2 Trailer Showing What It Can Do That FPS Can't

Sony Online Entertainment have released a new Planetside 2 trailer. the trailer aims to show why the game is different from other FPS. it shows that the action is on huge maps and some of the manoeuvres you can perform like getting a tank on top of a ship.


Ubisoft Have Released A New Dev Video For ZombiU Showing Multiplayer

Ubisoft have released a new video for ZombiU. this video features the devs talking about the mutliplayer in the game. the video shows in-game action from each of the modes, which include a capture the flag, kill the most zombi's and survive as long as possible. there is a asymmetric version of multiplayer called King Of Zombi's where the GamePad user uses strategy to place Zombies whilst the other player has to survive and kill them.


Halfbrick Announce New Fruit Ninja Kinect DLC Comes Out Tomorrow For 160 MS Points

Halfbrick have detailed the new DLC coming to Fruit Ninja Kinect. out tomorrow, 28th November, the Hi-Tech Vault DLC adds a new background, the sword blade and clocking device shadow. this DLC will cost 160 MS Points.



Source: PlayXBLA

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sony Announce MLB 13 The Show Comes Out 5th March On PS3 And PS Vita

Sony have announced MLB 13 The Show comes out on PS3 And PS Vita on 5th March. Sony have also announced there will be a competition for fans to choose the cover athlete for the game. this competition will run in January.

Sony have revealed some new features which includes a new beginner mode, improved Play Now mode, faster and more streamlined games. Both the PS3 and PS Vita versions of the game will have the same features and you'll be able to sync you Season, Franchise and Road To The Show saves between the PS3 and PS Vita versions.

Source: USA Playstation Blog

EA And BioWare Have Released A Launch Trailer For The Omega Mass Effect 3 DLC

EA and BioWare have released a launch trailer for the Mass Effect Omega DLC. coming out from today on the Xbox 360 and Origin, Tuesday on the USA PSN and Wednesday on EU PSN for £11.99 or 1200 Microsoft Points, Omega is a single player DLC that takes place in Omega. the DLC adds new weapons, characters and lets you play alongside Aria T'Loak.



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City Interactive Have Released The First Gameplay Video For Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2

City Interactive have released the first gameplay video for Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2. this video shows the player using a Sniper Solo, using heat seeking goggles with a spotter. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is set to come out in January.


Ubisoft Have Released A New Far Cry 3 Trailer Showing The Map Editor

Ubisoft have released a new trailer for Far Cry 3. this video introduces the Map Editor. using the tools provided you can create maps for use with online multiplayer or play them solo. you can share these maps online and download maps from other uses. your also able to make adjustments to other peoples maps and rise them up through the map rankings.

Tecmo Koei Announce Dynasty Warriors 7 Warriors Comes To The PS3 On 22nd February 2013


Tecmo Koei have announced the release date for the PS3 exclusive game Dynasty Warriors 7 Empires. Coming out 22nd February, Dynasty Warriors 7 Empires moves away from playing as various historical figures and instead lets the player play as the hero and shape how history unfolds. you can create your own character and then share them online for others to download and use in their game.

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UK Game Charts; Black Ops 2, Hitman Absolution, FIFA 13, Assassin's Creed III, Halo 4

Call Of Duty Black Ops 2 continues as the Number 1 game in the UK. the highest new entry this week was Hitman Absolution coming in at 2. the only other new entry making into the top 20 this week was LEGO The Lord Of The Rings, which means high profile games including Disney Epic Mickey 2 and Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale Failed to chart in the top 20. Wonderbook and Book Of Spells have climbed into the top 20 after missing out in last weeks chart.

1 - Call Of Duty: Black Ops II
2 - Hitman Absolution
3 - FIFA 13
4 - Assassin's Creed III
5 - Halo 4
6 - LEGO The Lord Of The Rings
7 - Just Dance 4
8 - Skylanders: Giants
9 - Need For Speed: Most Wanted
10 - Dishonored
11 - WWE 13
12 - Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park
13 - uDraw Studio: Instant Artist
14 - Resident Evil 6
15 - Football Manager 2013
16 - New Super Mario Bros. 2
17 - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
18 - Medal Of Honor: Warfighter
19 - F1 2012
20 - Book Of Spells

Charts Supplied By 3. UKIE Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Atlus Reveal The Limited Edition Pre-Order Bonuses For Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan On The 3DS


Atlus have announced that USA pre-orders for Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan will get, for a limited time, the game, a soundtrack CD and a Artbook. this is strictly whilst stocks last. the artbook will contain imagery from the game as well as new art by Alexandra Douglass, a preview can be found at issuu.com. the Soundtrack CD features rare early arrangements of the music in the game from composer Yuzo Koshiro as well as tracks that didn't make it into the final game.

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Square Enix Announce Chaos Rings Omega Is Out Now On Android And iOS, It's A Prequel To Chaos Rings

Square Enix have announced Chaos Rings Omega is out now on Android devices, iPhone and iPad. Chaos Rings Omega is a prequel to Chaos Rings, set 10,000 years before, but still takes place in the Arc Arena. you play as Vieg and play through battles and uncover stories related to Chaos Rings. the game is out now on Google Play for $12.99/£8.99/€10.49, or you can get the iPhone version for £7.99 or the iPad version for £10.49.

I have included a trailer for the game that shows in-game action from character interaction to battles, but it is in Japanese.



Source: Square Enix Blog

Konami Have Released New Screenshots And Character Art For Metal Gear Rising Revengeance

Konami have released new screenshots and character art for Metal Gear Rising Revengeance. in all there are 34 new screenshots and the character art shows, in order, Bladewolf, Raiden, Samuel Rodrigues, Mistral, Monsoon, and Sundowner.

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Overhaul Games Have Released A New Gameplay Video For Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition

Overhaul Games and Atari have released a new gameplay trailer for Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition. Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is set to come out on 28th November on PC, Android, Mac and iPad.


THQ Have Released A New Live Action Metro: Last Light Trailer Introducing The Preacher

THQ have released a new live action trailer for Metro: Last Light. this video introduces the Preacher, a doom-sayer before Armageddon that has become a religious icon for those underground.

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Disney Interactive And Junction Point Have Released A Launch Trailer For Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two

Disney Interactive And Junction Point have released a launch trailer for Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two. this game is out now on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U.


Friday, November 23, 2012

Ubisoft Have Released A Second Inside Look At ESPN Sports Connection Shwoing American Football, Golf And Karting

Ubisoft have released a second inside look for ESPN Sports Connection. this video focuses on the Golf, American Football And Karting games. Devs talk about the sports and show how you can use controllers and GamePad in single player and multiplayer modes.


Ubisoft Have Released A New Video For Far Cry 3 Showing Weapons, Skills And Tactics

Ubisoft have released a new video for Far Cry 3. this video focuses on Weapons, Tactics and Skills. the video uses in-game action to show how to take over radio towers, gain locations and villages and that you can modify weapons. the video shows how you can use the weapons and skills in different ways.


Codemasters Announce Partnership With Xbox 360 Achievements And PS3 Trophies To Create The Achievement/Trophy List For Grid 2

Codemasters have announced they are partnering with Xbox 360 Achievements And PS3 Trophies to create to create the Achievement and Trophy list for Grid 2. the two sites will work with the designers at Codemasters to create a list that will compliment the game and it's strengths. Grid 2 is set to come out in Summer 2013 whilst Xbox360Achievements.org and PS3Trophies.org will have videos and more information about the process behind createing the lists of Achievement and Trophys.

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Square Enix Have Released A Launch Trailer And Screenshots For Motley Blocks


Square Enix have released a launch trailer and screenshots for Motley Blocks. out now on iOS devices and Android, Motley Blocks is a puzzle game where you have to match up same coloured blocks. by matching the blocks you help fill in a picture. you can create your own pictures, and therefore levels, as well.



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IGN And GAME Announce New Partnership, Starts Next Year


IGN and GAME have announced they have entered a partnership which will see GAME Advertising on IGN and IGN content in GAME Stores, including events. more specific details will be announced in the new year and this partnership is set to launch in the new year.

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Capcom Have Released Third Dev Dairy For DmC: Devil May Cry, The Video Focuses On Dante

Capcom have released the third developer video for DmC: Devil May Cry. this video focuses on the Dante character and features his actor Tim Phillipps talking about being both a voice actor and motion capture actor for Dante. the video also introduces a new character called Phineas who is voiced by Lou Beatty Jr.


Gearbox And Sega Have Released A New Aliens: Colonial Marines Trailer Showing Survival Mode

Sega and Gearbox have released a new trailer for Aliens: Colonial Marines. this trailer shows action from the multiplayer mode called Survival. this mode pits 4 Marines against waves of Aliens. whilst the Marines are trying to escape, they have to try and defeat the Aliens that attack them.


Frozenbyte Have Released A Launch Trailer For Trine 2: Directors Cut Coming Out On Wii eShop

Frozenbyte have released a launch trailer for their Wii U game Trine 2: Directors Cut. the game is out now on the USA eShop for $19.99 and will be a eShop launch title in the UK. the game comes in at just under 2GB in size.



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Nintendo Reveal The UK Wii U Game Line-up, Includes 24 Launch Games


Nintendo have revealed the games that are going to be available for the Wii U at the UK console launch. the console comes out on 30th November and in all there are 24 launch titles. these are:

505 Games
Funky Barn

Activision
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Skylanders Giants
TRANSFORMERS PRIME

Disney
DISNEY EPIC MICKEY 2. THE POWER OF TWO

Electronic Arts
EA SPORTS
FIFA 13
Mass Effect 3 Special Edition

NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe
Ben 10: Omniverse
Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
TANK! TANK! TANK!
TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 Wii U Edition

Nintendo
Nintendo Land
New Super Mario Bros. U

SEGA
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Tecmo Koei
Warriors Orochi3 Hyper

THQ
Darksiders2

Ubisoft
Assassin’s Creed  III
Just Dance 4
Rabbids Land
Sports Connection
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
ZombiU

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition
Game Party Champions

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sega Announce The Anarchy Reigns Limited Edition Is A USA GameStop Exclusive



Sega have announced that GameStop in the USA will be selling the exclusive Limited Edition version of Platinum Games' Anarchy Reigns. this limited edition includes the full game as well as Bayonetta as a playable character and 2 exclusive game modes, Dogfight and Mad Survival.





Source: Sega Blog

Rockstar Announce Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition Comes To Android And iOS On 6th December


Rockstar have announced the release date for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Edition on iOS devices and Android is 6th December. the game will cost £2.99 on iOS and £3.72 on Android. This 10th Anniversary Edition brings the full game with a few enhancements. the character models and lighting effects have been updated and driving and targeting are now more precise.

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Activision Announce Skylanders: Battlegrounds Mobile Starter Pack, Comes With New Mobile Portal

Activision have announced you can now bring your Skylander characters into your iOS Skylanders game by using the new Mobile Portal. it works much like the portals for the console versions where you put the character on them and they appear in the game. this Portal works with Skylanders: Battlegrounds, Skylanders: Lost Islands and Skylanders: Cloud Patrol. Activision have released a Skylanders: Battlegrounds Mobile Starter Pack that comes with 3 characters and the portal.


Capcom Have Released A New Trailer For The Recently Released DmC: Devil May Cry Demo

Capcom have released a new trailer for DmC: Devil May Cry. this trailer is for the recently released Demo, detailing what is in it and what you can unlock. the trailer also shows many of the accolades the game has received.


Sony Online Entertainment Have Released A Launch Trailer For Planetside 2, Their Free To Play Online Shooter

Sony Online Entertainment have released a launch trailer for Planetside 2. the game is out now and it is a free to play online shooter on PC.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Nintendo Have Released Several Wii U Trailers For Nintendo Land, The Console And Other Games

Nintendo have released several new trailers for the Wii U. several of the trailers are shorts for videogames coming to the Wii U. there are also trailers for each of the levels in Nintendo Land and 2 trailers answering the question, What Is The Wii U?

What Is Wii U? Trailers





Nintendo Land Level Trailers 













Zombi U Trailers







New Super Mario Bros. U, Darksiders II, Mass Effect 3 and Batman: Arkham City Wii U Trailers

Insomniac Announce The Resistance Collection Comes To The USA PS3 On 5th December, Detail Included DLC


Insomniac have announced the Resistance Collection comes to the PS3 in the USA on 5th December. this collection includes the following for $39.99:

  • Resistance Fall Of Man
 
  • Resistance 2
  • Resistance 2 - Aftermath Multiplayer Map Pack DLC
  • Resistance 2 - Skin Bundle DLC
  • Resistance 2 - Wraith Skin multiplayer weapon DLC
 
  • Resistance 3
  • Resistance 3 - Brutality Pack DLC
  • Resistance 3 - Survival Pack DLC

Source: USA Playstation Blog

Curve Studios Announce Stealth Bastard Deluxe Is Coming To Steam On 28th November For $9.99 / £6.99 / €8.99


Curve Studios have announced Stealth Bastard Deluxe is coming to PC via Steam on 28th November for $9.99 / £6.99 / €8.99. This deluxe version of this platforming stealth game is a rebuilt version of the original prototype, that was downloaded over 135,000 times. it features new gadgets, levels, enemies and traps. the game is set across 8 chapters with 80 levels in total.

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Square Enix And Taito Announce Groove Coaster Zero For The iPhone And iPad, Out Now For Free


Square Enix and Taito have announced Groove Coaster Zero for the iPhone and iPad. Groove Coaster Zero is a free to play game that is out now. as you play you unlock new tracks, and each track has rankings and now badges. Groove Coaster Zero features the tracks from the original game, some are free and you are able to buy over 30 tracks from launch. Those with the original Groove Coaster game installed will get 3 limited edition tracks in Groove Coaster Zero, these tracks are not for sale.

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Zero Punctuation - Halo 4

Yahtzee tackles Halo 4 this week. he's not been much of a fan of the series, but will 343 Industries inject the game with what he likes or is it just more of the same yet again.

EA Announce FIFA 13 Bonus Edition, Coming To PS3 And Xbox 360 On 30th November


EA have revealed the FIFA 13 Bonus Edition. coming to PS3 and Xbox 360, this bonus edition has FIFA 13 and 2200 FIFA Points. these points are used in FIFA Ultimate Team to buy item packs. the 2200 FIFA Points let you buy up to 22 Gold Packs, with each pack containing 12 items.

EA have also revealed that by the end of October, FIFA 13 had sold over 7.4 Million units worldwide across all platforms.

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Team 17 Announce The Third DLC For Worms Revolution Comes Out This Week, Medieval Tales Costs From £3.19 / $4.99 / €3.99

Team 17 have revealed the third DLC pack for Worms Revolution is the Medieval Tales Pack. this pack is out this week, mainly 21st November, across PS3, Xbox 360 and Steam.

Medieval Tales Pack includes:
  • New Campaign Missions. 10 all-new single player campaign missions set in the new medieval theme with narration scripted by award-winning writer, Dean Wilkinson.
  • Medieval Theme. A stunning new medieval theme for Worms™ Revolution that can be used in both local and online matches.
  • 5 New Hats. Choose from Hero, Wizard, Peasant, Guard and Executioner hats for your Worms to wear.
  • 3 New Speechbanks. Ever wanted your worm to speak like a Hero, Hostage or Villain? Now they can!

The Pack Costs £3.19 / $4.99 / €3.99 on PS3, 400 MS Points on Xbox 360 and £3.99 / $4.99 / €4.99 on Steam.

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Activision Have Released A Launch Trailer For Family Guy: Back To The Multiverse

Activision have released a launch trailer for Family Guy: Back To The Multiverse. the game is out now on PS3 and Xbox 360 in the USA and is set to come out this week in the UK.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Square Enix And IO Interactive Have Released A Launch Trailer And Screenshots For Hitman Absolution

Square Enix and IO Interactive have released a launch trailer and screenshots for Hitman Absolution.



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Sony Confirm PS3 Firmware Update 4.31 Is Needed To Enable The Free PS Vita Copy Of Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale


Sony have confirmed that to enable the free version of Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale for the PS Vita, The PS3 needs to have firmware update 4.31. to download this free game to the PS Vita, you need to put the Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale PS3 disc in, go to game and then to Disc Benefits. if you do not have Firmware 4.31 you will get an error message.

Source: Playstation Twitter

Ubisoft Have Released A New Just Dance 4 Trailer For The Gangnam Style DLC

Ubisoft have released a new trailer for Just Dance 4. this trailer is for the Gangnam Style DLC, which is out now on Xbox 360 and coming to Wii and PS3 on 21st November. the trailer uses in-game action to show the many of the dance moves.


Ubisoft Have Released A New Multiplayer Trailer For Far Cry 3

Ubisoft have released a new trailer for Far Cry 3. this video focuses on the multiplayer in the game. the trailer uses in-game action to show unique weapons like Psyche Gas that stops players knowing what team other players are on and unique modes like Firestorm where a fire envelopes the map and gets bigger the closer you are to completing the mode.


The Release Date For Ratchet And Clank QForce Has Been Delayed, Now Comes To PS Vita In January With Free DLC


Sony and Tin Giant have announced the PS Vita version of Ratchet And Clank: QForce, otherwise known as Ratchet And Clank: Full Frontal Assault in the USA, has been delayed. the PS3 version of the game is still set to come out from 27th November, but now the PS Vita version is coming January 2013. Because of this delay, the first piece of DLC, the Mini-Boss Skin, will be available for free for those who are buying the game on the PS3. Ratchet And Clank: QForce is a part of the Cross Buy promotion, which means you get a PS Vita version for free.

Source: USA Playstation Blog

Capcom Have Released New Wii U Screenshots And Japanese Trailer For Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Capcom have released new screenshots and trailer for the Wii U version of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. the trailer is in Japanese and highlights the fact the game is in HD. the screenshots focus on monster fighting.



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Vid From Capcom Unity

Telltale Have Released A Trailer For The Fifth And Final Chapter Of The Walking Dead

Telltale have released a trailer for the Walking Dead. this video is for the fifth, and final, chapter of their Walking Dead Episodic game. the chapter is called No Time Left and does have some spoilers from the previous chapter.

Bethesda Announce Doom Classic Complete, Coming To The PSN This Week For $14.99/£11.99/€14.99


Bethesda have announced Doom Classic Complete. this collection includes Doom and Thy Flesh Consumed Episode, Doom II and No Rest For The Living And The Master Levels Episodes, and Final Doom. this collection is coming out this week on the PSN for $14.99/£11.99/€14.99. no platform was announced but i suspect this is a PS3 collection.

Source: Bethesda Blog

PS Vita Firmware Update 2.0 Is Out Now, PS Vita Content Manager Update Also Out Now


PS Vita firmware update 2.0 is out now. this major update for the handheld has brought many changes. the big addition is Playstation Plus Support. the screenshot above shows the menu, accessed from Content Manager, where you can select the game saves you want uploaded. the size of game saves can be as high as 61MB for LittleBigPlanet (i have downloaded some levels which could be the reason for it's large size) to under 1MB. A unannounced feature of this update is Twitter Support. this can be found in settings under Facebook. at present i don't know if any game supports this.

The Full 2.00 Update as seen from the PS Vita Update screen:



The PS Vita Content Manager has also been updated. to enable wifi sharing of content between your PS Vita and PC you will need to get this update. you can download it from here.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Nintendo Have Released Photographs From The Wii U Launch Event At Nintendo World In New York

Nintendo have released photographs from their New York Nintendo World launch event. the photographs show people dressed as Mii's, people queueing and the first Wii U's being bought in the store.

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Playerthree Have Released New Screenshots For Chronovolt, Confirm Its Free For EU Playstation Plus Members

Playerthree have confirmed the EU ans Australian release date for Chronovolt is 21st November. the game is being released on the PSN for the PS Vita and Playstation Plus subscribers will get the game for free. the game will get a USA release later in the year, it's not clear if it will be free for USA Playstation Plus subscribers.

Game Features:
· 27 intricate levels
· 3 time bending powers
· 3 unique settings
· DLC with extra Chronosphere available from day 1
· Next-gen graphics on the move
· Challenge friends in asynchronous multiplayer
· Facebook Integration



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Bend Studio Announce Uncharted: Fight For Fortune, Coming This December To Playstation Vita


Bend Studio announce Uncharted: Fight For Fortune. this upcoming PS Vita game is coming to the PSN in December. Uncharted: Fight For Fortune is a turn based card game featuring characters from the Uncharted universe. the game works with Uncharted: Golden Abyss to read the Fortune Hunter items you collected and add them to the game.

In Uncharted: Fight For Fortune, you have to create a deck of cards...your Faction. each of these cards can be equipped with Resource and Fortune cards which improve their stats and abilities. in battle you have to defeat the card your opponent used and eventually the health of your opposing player.

Uncharted: Fight For Fortune can be played as a standalone game, without Uncharted: Golden Abyss. the trailer also shows DLC for the game includes cards from the first 3 Uncharted PS3 games.



Source: EU Playstation Blog

Gearbox Announce Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage DLC Comes To Borderlands 2 Next Week For $9.99/800 MS Points


Gearbox have announced the next DLC for Borderlands 2 comes out next week. Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage is coming to PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 for $9.99/800 MS Points on 20th November. this is a story expansion that makes players defeat all in front of them as they make their way to Mr. Torgue and his Badass Crater of Badassitude. there are also new bosses, guns and character customizations.



Source: Gearbox

Warner Bros. Have Released A Launch Trailer For Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition On Wii U

Warner Bros. and Rocksteady have released a launch trailer for Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition. this Wii U game is set to be out by end of November and this trailer shows in-game action of many of the characters you'll face in the game. Batman: Arkham City Armoured Edition Also includes all the DLC that was released on PS3 and Xbox 360.



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Microsoft Studios And The Karaoke Channel Announce Karaoke For Xbox 360


The Karaoke Channel and Microsoft Studios have announced Karaoke for the Xbox 360. Coming this holiday via download, Karaoke lets you sing to the lyrics scrolling on the screen whilst your Avatar performs on stage. Songs are streamed and not downloaded and they can be queued, or you can add them to your favourite list. Karaoke will offer free sample songs, that change frequently, or you can access the entire library of songs in blocks of either 2, 4 or 24 hours for Microsoft Points.

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Source: Play XBLA

Capcom Announce The Okami Hoodie Is Out Now For $49.95 From Capcom's Store


Capcom have announced the Okami hoodie is out now. this hoodie can be bought from the Capcom Store for $49.95 and is available in sizes from Small to XXL.

Source: Capcom Unity

Broken Rules Have Released A Launch Trailer For Their Wii U Game Chasing Aurora

Broken Rules have released a launch trailer for Chasing Aurora. this game is out now on the Wii U eShop for $14.99 and can be played by up to 5 players.


UK Game Charts; Black Ops 2, Halo 4, FIFA 13, Assassin's Creed 3, Skylanders: Giants

Yet another new number 1 this week, and like last weeks, Call Of Duty Black Ops 2 sales are down on previous games. other new entries include The Sims 3: Seasons at 9, Black Ops Declassified at 16 and Kinect Disneyland Adventures at 17.

1 - Call Of Duty: Black Ops II
2 - Halo 4
3 - FIFA 13
4 - Assassin's Creed III
5 - Skylanders: Giants
6 - Need For Speed: Most Wanted
7 - Just Dance 4
8 - Borderlands 2
9 - The Sims 3: Seasons
10 - Football Manager 2013
11 - WWE 13
12 - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
13 - Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park
14 - Dishonored
15 - Forza 4
16 - Call Of Duty: Black Ops Declassified
17 - Kinect Disneyland Adventures
18 - New Super Mario Bros. 2
19 - Medal Of Honor: Warfighter
20 - Resident Evil 6

Charts Supplied By 3. UKIE Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track

Last Weeks Chart

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Ubisoft Have Released Trailer For ESPN Sports Connection Showing Baseball, Soccer and Tennis

Ubisoft have released a new trailer for ESPN Sports Connection. this trailer focuses on Baseball, Soccer and Tennis and shows how the game uses both the TV and GamePad. an example shown is how the TV is used by the batter in Baseball and the GamePad is used to pitch and catch.


Capcom Have Released A New Behind The Scenes Look At Kat And Vergil In DmC: Devil May Cry

Capcom have released a new behind the scenes look at DmC: Devil May Cry. this video features the actors behind Kat and Vergil, they talk about their characters in the game and reveal a bit about the story of each character.


Level-5 Announce Aero Porter Comes To The 3DS eShop From 29th November For $4.99/€4.99

Level-5 have announced the release date for Aero Porter. the game is set to come out on the 3DS eShop on 29th November for $4.99/€4.99. Aero Porter was created by Yoot Saito, the creator behind games like Seamand, The Tower and Odama. In Aero Porter you have to manage the day to day operations of a airport. 

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EA And Crytek Have Released A 6 Minute Single Player Gameplay Video For Crysis 3

EA and Crytek have released a new gameplay video for Crysis 3. this 6 minute video is from the single player campaign and aims to show how large the world, in this case the action is from the transformed New York City, and how much room to move you have. the video also shows lots of shooting and nano suit action, it looks like the gameplay video was taken from the PC build of the game.


Jagex Announce Carnage Racing Is Out Now On Facebook, Release New Trailer And Screenshots

Jagex have announced Carnage Racing is out now on Facebook. the game is a racing game which has you racing against other players in fast cars. after every race, the players collect prizes, experience points and in-game currency which can be used to get better cars, weapons and special features.

 Carnage Racing Features: 
· 8 way multiplayer races – Play with friends or against the AI
· Time challenge mode – throw down the gauntlet to your friend and see if they can take first place from your grasp!
· 13 Unique races all set on a scenic tropical island
· 5 cars with a total of 50 upgrades which can be applied
· 5 weapons with a total of 47 upgrades



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Tecmo Koei Have Released A Launch Trailer For Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper On The Wii U

Tecmo Koei have released a launch trailer for their Wii U Game Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper. this trailer uses in-game action to show the games features as well as showing the Wii U exclusive features, these include being able to play the game on just the GamePad and a Duel Mode that combines a fighter and card game that can be played locally and online.


Bethesda Have Released New Screenshots For The Dragonborn Elder Scrolls V DLC

Bethesda have released new in-game screenshots for The Elder Scrolls V DLC Dragonborn. these screenshots show locations from the new island of Solstheim as well as some characters like Skaal, who is a native of the island.

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Source: Elder Scrolls

Kalypso Announce Megalopolis DLC For Tropico 4 And Tropico 4 Gold Edition On Both PC And Xbox 360

Kalypso have announced new DLC for Tropico 4 and Tropico 4 Gold Edition. the Megalopolis DLC is out now on PC for £3.49/€3.99, with the Xbox 360 version getting the DLC later this year. The Megalopolis DLC asks you to build the biggest city in the Caribbean and also includes:

  • New building: Conventillo : Cheap housing with plenty of room to spare, but degrades over time and has to be frequently repaired
  • New trait: Bureaucrat: Build cheaper residential buildings while earning more profits from the new “building permit” edict
  • New outfit: Mayor (male avatar), includes monocle, dress suit and special necklace
  • New mission: Megalopolis

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Tecmo Koei Announce Fist Of The North Star: Ken's Rage 2 Comes To PS3 And Xbox 360 1st February, Confirm Wii U Version


Tecmo Koei have announced the release date for Fist Of The North Star: Ken's Rage 2. the game is coming out on PS3 and Xbox 360 on 1st February 2013. Tecmo Koei have also confirmed a version of the game is in development for the Wii U, but no release date for that version has been announced.

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Sega Have Released A Launch Trailer For Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed

Sega have released a launch trailer for Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed, the trailer appears to be from the PS3 or Xbox 360 version of the game and it shows many of the games features, tracks and racers.


Nintendo Announce The Music Video For The KOLIN's Latest Single Is Now On Nintendo Video

Nintendo have announced the latest single from Hungarian Band The KOLIN is now available to watch on Nintendo Video on the 3DS. the single is called Mountain King and it was created and Produced by Umbrella, a company known for creative film making techniques, mixing live action, stop motion and CGI.

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Attendees At This Weekends Official Star Trek Convention Can Get A Special In-Game Holo-Leeta Duty Officer


Perfect World announce Attendee's at this weekends Official Star Trek Convention can earn a special Holo-Leeta Duty Officer and "Convention Veteran" title for all your characters. in-order to get this you have to either:

Twitter – Tweet a picture of yourself at the convention to our official Twitter account, @TrekOnlineGame. Make sure you are also following us so we can DM you a code and instructions on how to claim the above rewards.

The STO Forums – Send a forum PM to STO Community Manager Brandon Felczer through this link. Under “Recipient Username(s)”, enter: pwebranflakes | Under “Title”, enter: Star Trek San Francisco | In the “Message” field, include a link to a picture of yourself at the convention. Brandon will respond with a code and instructions on how to claim the above rewards.

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Nordic Games And KING Art Announce The Critter Chronicles Comes To PC, Mac And Linux On 5th December

Nordic Games and KING Art have announced The Critter Chronicles is coming to PC, Mac And Linux on 5th December. The Critter Chronicles is a prequel to The Book Of Unwritten Tales and it is coming out digitally. The Critter Chronicles is a point and click adventure game and is set right when Nate Bonnett and Critter meet, they are partners in The Book Of Unwritten Tales.



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Sony Announce The PS3 Has Sold Over 70 Million Units Worldwide, They Have Shipped Over 15 Million Playstation Move Units


Sony have announced 2 sales figures today. first up, Sony have announced the PS3 has sold over 70 Million units worldwide. this means the PS3 and Xbox 360 are tied in terms of global sales, each with over 70 Million. Sony have also revealed they have shipped, not sold, over 15 Million Playstation Move Units.

Sony also revealed that there are 3,590 PS3 titles available worldwide, of which over 595 Million units have been sold.

Additional Chart Info from VG Chartz

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Ubisoft Have Released A New Trailer For Far Cry 3 Showing The Lost Expeditions Edition

Ubisoft have released a new trailer for Far Cry 3. this trailer is for the Lost Expeditions Edition of the game, which is available for pre-order, and shows some in-game action from the two exclusive missions set in World War II ruins. in all, those two extra missions bring an additional 40 minutes of gameplay.


EA Have Released A New FIFA 13 Trailer Showing Wii U Action

EA have released a new FIFA 13 trailer showing the game on the Wii U. the trailer shows how you can use the GamePad to manage your team, shoot, tackle and manage online multiplayer.


Ubisoft Have Released A Launch Trailer For Rabbids Land On The Wii U

Ubisoft have released a launch trailer for their Wii U game Rabbids Land. this trailer shows in-game action from a few of the games and how the GamePad and WiiMote's control.


Atlus Have Released 25 New Videos For Persona 4 Golden On The PS Vita

Atlus have released 25 new videos for Persona 4 Golden on the PS Vita. these videos use in-game examples to highlight different aspects of the game. they show things from school life, the Persona's, Social Links, Battling and Extra features like difficulty settings.













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Thursday, November 15, 2012

SuperBot Entertainment Announce Kat And Emmett Are Coming To Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale As Free DLC

SuperBot Entertainment have announced free DLC characters for Playstation All Stars Battle Royale. work on them is still early, which means they are not coming until early next year, but SuperBot have revealed some details. both will be free to download for only two weeks.

Emmett Graves from Starhawk will have his weapons from Starhawk but he will also be able to call for help from the sky, using the Build and Battle system from Starhawk. Kat is from Gravity Rush and has her gravity powers. she can use aerial attacks and move around the stadiums.

Source: USA Playstation Blog

Sixense Studios Have Released A New Gameplay Trailer For The Portal 2 In Motion DLC, Tease Future Projects

Sixense Studios have released a gameplay trailer for Portal 2. this video shows their Portal 2 DLC In Motion in action. the trailer shows how the DLC is designed for just the Move controller, how your able to move portals and items in the world with the accuracy the Move offers.



Sixense Studios have also teased that they are working on other projects which could see Move DLC coming to other games.

Source: EU Playstation Blog

Capcom Announce A Demo For DmC: Devil May Cry Comes To PS3 And Xbox 360 From 20th November


Capcom have announced a demo for DmC: Devil May Cry will hit the PS3 and Xbox 360 from 20th November. the demo hits the USA first and then comes to europe on 21st November. the demo will contain two missions, one of which is a boss battle, weapons and upgrades. Capcom tease the demo will have some secrets as well.

Source: Capcom Unity

Ubisoft Announce A New Version Of Their Autodance By Just Dance App Is Out Now

Ubisoft have announced they have released version 2.0 of their Autodance by Just Dance app. the app has been downloaded over 7 million times and over 47 million user videos have been created. the update has brought 3 new songs to the app as well as a new feature where you can add visual effects to your tracks.



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Zen Studios Reveal New Marvel Pinball Table DLC, Civil War Table Coming From 21st November

Zen Studios have announced a new DLC Table for Marvel Pinball. this table is based on the Marvel Civil War and has Iron Man Against Captain America. The table is coming to several platforms, release dates and prices are:

  • Pinball FX2 on Xbox Live® Arcade for 240 MSP – November 21
  • Zen Pinball 2 as Cross Buy entitled content for PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita for $2.99 / €2.99– November 20th in North America and November 21st in Europe
  • Marvel Pinball for PlayStation®3 for $2.99 / €2.99– November 20th in North America and November 21st in Europe
  • Zen Pinball 2 on the Mac®App Store for $2.99 – November 21
  • Zen Pinball on the iTunes App®Store for $1.99 – Next week
  • Zen Pinball THD on Google®Play for $1.99 – November 21




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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

EA Have Released A Launch Trailer For The Sims 3 Seasons Expansion Pack

EA have released a launch trailer for the latest Sims 3 expansion Seasons. this expansion brings changing seasons to the game as well as new activities and festivals. these includes games like Snowboarding to making Snow Angels, drinking hot chocolate or having an egg hunt. A surprise addition will be Aliens. these Aliens will bring UFO's, telepathic abilities and abductions to the game.

Players who already have The Sims 3 expansion Supernatural and then install the Seasons expansion will unlock the Weather Stone. this item will integrate elements from both expansions like Fairies creating their own weather.



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Capcom Reveal The First Piece Of DmC: Devil May Cry DLC, Vergil's Downfall Tells The Story Of Vergil

Capcom have revealed the first piece of DLC coming to DmC: Devil May Cry. coming post launch, Vergil's Downfall tells the story of Vergil. this DLC will bring new enemies and lets you play as Vergil. no specific release date was announced but Capcom have said the DLC will cost 720 MS points / $8.99. for those who pre-order the game at participating retailers, this DLC will be free.



Source: Capcom Unity

Rockstar Have Released The Second Trailer For Grand Theft Auto V

Rockstar have released the second trailer for Grand Theft Auto V. this trailer focuses on 3 main characters, showing their homes and some of their roles. the trailer also shows activities like driving cars, abseiling down buildings, jet aircraft and leaping from crashing trains.


Zero Punctuation - Assassin's Creed 3

Yahtzee tackles Assassin's Creed 3 this week. he's been a fan of the earlier games, but will all the added stuff like boats be just as fun as the original stabbing?

Blizzard Announce StarCraft II: Heart Of The Swam Expansion, Coming Out 12th March 2013


Blizzard have announced the first expansion for StarCraft II: Wings Of Liberty will be coming out on 12th March 2013. Heart Of The Swarm will continue the story from where the game finished and it focuses on Kerrigan's quest to reunite the Swarm and get revenge. there are over 20 campaign missions and weapons of war.

Blizzard say the expansion will be available at retail and digitally from them. it will have a suggested retail price of £32.99 and will come to Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 and Macintosh.

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Sega Announce Jet Set Radio Comes To PS Vita From 20th November, iOS/Android From 29th November


Sega have revealed the release dates for the mobile versions of Jet Set Radio. the PS Vita is set to get the game from 20th November whilst Android and iOS devices should be getting it from 29th November.

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