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Spiders explain crafting system for fantasy RPG Bound by Flame

Posted: 10.03.2014 by Technet2k

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Mars: War Logs developer Spiders has published a detailed post over on the PlayStation.Blog all about the crafting system in their upcoming fantasy RPG Bound by Flame. Already they had teased the system.

Now the studio starts getting into the finer details of the system, which will offer a great deal of customisation, and offer "some of the best pieces" to equip yourself with.

South Park: The Stick of Truth's censorship "does feel like a double standard"

Posted: 07.03.2014 by Technet2k

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Co-creator Matt Stone of South Park has called the brief censorship in The Stick of Truth as something of a "double standard," and remarks a TV episode with the same content will have unlikely been cut.

It's "not that big a deal," as what does get cut is very little. They did want to make a joke out of it being cut though, "that was fine." Stone is happy an uncut version exists.

South Park RPG delays in Germany and Austria over "unconstitutional symbol"

Posted: 05.03.2014 by Technet2k

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Despite having been censored prior to release, South Park: The Stick of Truth is still facing delay in Germany and Austria because of an "unconstitutional symbol" present, which refers to the 'Nazi zombies'.

It seems an error has led to Germany and Austria receiving the uncensored North American version. It's unclear why digital builds are also affected.

Blizzard buff Diablo III heroes with 50% XP bonus to prepare for Reaper of Souls

Posted: 04.03.2014 by Technet2k

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Now that the new patch 2.0.1 for Diablo III is in effect, heroes are enjoying the vastly superior Loot 2.0 system now in play that dramatically alters drop rates and the overall quality of gear we take into battle.

That's not enough though, reckon Blizzard, as they've decided to heap on a 50% XP buff so players can make sure they're ready for the new Reaper of Souls expansion out this month.

Censored scenes removed from South Park to "avoid a 'Hot Coffee' type situation"

Posted: 03.03.2014 by Technet2k

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If you thought you could turn some 0s into 1s and get the censored scenes in South Park: The Stick of Truth to show, then you'd be mistaken. The actual scenes are completely removed, including the audio.

A Ubisoft Associate Producer explained the situation and their reasoning was to "avoid a 'Hot Coffee' type situation," by ripping out the "20-second-or-so gameplay/cutscene" from the disc.

BioWare offer fans chance to voice character in Dragon Age: Inquisition

Posted: 26.02.2014 by Technet2k

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A contest is being held and, Andraste willing, one lucky fan will get the opportunity to voice a character in Dragon Age: Inquisition. All that's required is to read two scripts in your natural voice and submit them.

A video explains the contest and the winner will be invited to one of BioWare's studios for the recording session. Each script is for a different character role to audition for.

Pre-order gifts for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls if keys redeemed before March 31st

Posted: 25.02.2014 by Technet2k

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Blizzard has unveiled two bonus gifts for those who pre-order Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, or at least activate their keys by March 31st. What goodies does Blizzard have for us? One is a Demon Hunter.

Wait - doesn't Diablo III have a Demon Hunter? Yes it does. This one however is unlocked for Heroes of the Storm. The other gift is a pair of glorious Archangel wings to strut with.

Risen 3: Titan Lords out on PC and console this August

Posted: 25.02.2014 by Technet2k

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Piranha Bytes has now revealed what's what with Risen 3: Titan Lords, and that it's coming to PC and consoles this August. In Risen 3 the Gods have abandoned the world which is plunged into Titan Wars.

We play a young warrior who's had his soul taken and so now we seek the help of the Mages, or do we? Piranha Bytes want us to decide who our friends are in Risen 3.

South Park: The Stick of Truth censored in Europe, Africa and Middle-East

Posted: 25.02.2014 by Technet2k

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Someone's being a Debbie Downer; a Negative Nancy, mmkay. South Park: The Stick of Truth has censored scenes in Europe, Africa and the Middle-East as directed "by Ubisoft EMEA."

A mini-game involving abortion (c'mon this is South Park) is censored, including scenes of anal probing. In all, seven scenes worth "20 seconds each" are censored by Ubisoft.

Risen 3: Titan Lords from Piranha Bytes in development

Posted: 24.02.2014 by Technet2k

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The Risen RPG series continues as German studio Piranha Bytes is working on Risen 3: Titan Lords which carries on from 2012's Risen 2: Dark Waters. No platforms or release schedule has yet been released.

It was German magazine PC Games that made the reveal. Some images have been posted for the new Risen ahead of the announcement. We're in for a visual leap.

Early Diablo III development had 'branching story', "impossible to go down that road"

Posted: 24.02.2014 by Technet2k

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Leonard Boyarsky, an influence on Fallout and now lead world designer for Diablo III, has revealed that Blizzard originally planned for branching choices, and even a morality scale.

However they soon stepped away from that as Boyarsky feels an action-RPG isn't 'right' for branches, but the "bigger issue has to do with multiplayer." Weep for single-player.

Blizzard give first looks at Clans and Communities, Auction House closes March 18th

Posted: 20.02.2014 by Technet2k

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A reminder has been posted by Blizzard that the gold and real money Auction House for Diablo III will be closed indefinitely next month, March 18th. They also give us a first look at two new social features.

Clans and Communities are set to appear with patch 2.0.1. Essentially these are "easy and practical tools" to be made available for like-minded nephalem to go loot hunting.

Sacred 3 announced for this summer on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3

Posted: 19.02.2014 by Technet2k

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Deep Silver has announced top-down hack 'n' slash RPG series Sacred will be returning this summer with Sacred 3 for PC and console. It's back to the world of Ancaria where a new evil threatens all.

That means it's time to band heroes together with 4-player online drop-in/drop-out co-op play, with 2-player offline. It has been their focus to achieve a "seamless online and offline co-op experience."

Spiders release new trailer for RPG Bound by Flame

Posted: 18.02.2014 by Technet2k

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Mars: War Logs developer Spiders, and publisher Focus Home, have released a new trailer for their upcoming RPG, Bound by Flame. We play a mercenary possessed by a demon, but do we embrace it?

We can choose to become much more powerful if we 'give in' to the demon, but at the cost of our humanity. We catch a glimpse at the "fantastical enemies" standing in our way.

Howard: It's "gonna be a while" before Bethesda announce next Fallout

Posted: 18.02.2014 by Technet2k

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Bethesda game director Todd Howard has let slip that the studio isn't going to be making any Fallout-related reveals any time soon, as they're still figuring out "which of our ideas are going to stick" and when to talk.

Skyrim on PC did better "than we’ve ever done" by "a large, large number," enthused Howard, and the new consoles are very PC-like. This "opens up avenues" for new ambitions.

First 13 minutes of South Park: The Stick of Truth gameplay trailer

Posted: 14.02.2014 by Technet2k

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Ubisoft has released a gameplay trailer for South Park: The Stick of Truth and it includes the first 13 minutes of the RPG, where the new kid in town moves to the neighbourhood and gets introduced to the gang.

You'll see how quickly Obsidian and the South Park team start mocking the usual tropes of video games, like the hero 'not remembering' his past, and how others react to us not speaking... ever.

Nordic Games to release collections for Darksiders and Red Faction

Posted: 13.02.2014 by Technet2k

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Both Darksiders and Red Faction are to receive their own 'Collection' editions where the entire series is bundled. Nordic Games bought the rights to the IPs from THQ, and these packs are to 'gauge the fans'.

The Darksiders Collection and the Red Faction Collection will be releasing PC and PS3, with only Darksiders also hitting Xbox 360. There is no set date for either pack yet.

Witcher 3 lead gameplay designer and gameplay producer leave CD Projekt RED

Posted: 13.02.2014 by Technet2k

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Two senior development staff for The Witcher 3 have left CD Projekt RED to pursue small projects at another developer in Poland called 11 bit Studios. They were lead gameplay designer and gameplay producer.

That sounds... troubling, but the pair insist there is "no bad blood," and their positions where transitioned 'smoothly' to others, and it also "wasn't a surprise" for CD Projekt RED.

Dark Souls II pre-orders include weapon pack 'early access' vouchers

Posted: 12.02.2014 by Technet2k

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Namco Bandai has announced that pre-orders for the Black Armour Edition or Collector's Edition also include an exclusive voucher for early access to the Black Armour Weapons Pack. It's a bit of a mouthful.

Basically you'll get those weapons from the pack in the game earlier that you would otherwise. There are five different weapons packs unveiled. The Collector's Edition is a limited run set.

BioWare seek Dragon Age: Inquisition playtesters, survey asks about multiplayer

Posted: 07.02.2014 by Technet2k

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BioWare will hold playtests for RPG Dragon Age: Inquisition in Vancouver next week for two days from February 10th. To get into the group you'll first need to fill out a survey for a chance to be selected.

They'd like both core fans and newcomers for their playtest. The survey itself curiously asks about the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer experience. Inquisition is due Q4 2014.
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