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Next Titanfall map pack titled Frontier's Edge, brings three new maps

Posted: 11.07.2014 by nickhorth1

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Respawn has officially announced the next DLC map pack for Titanfall - Frontier's Edge. Like previous map pack Expedition, the new content will take us to three new exotic locations including two different types of mining outpost!

Those three new maps are described as follows; "the isolated mining outpost of Dig Site, the exclusive beach resort of Haven and the mining hub on the side of a mountain known as Export."

Neversoft closed down today, went out with burning eyeballs and bowie knives

Posted: 11.07.2014 by nickhorth1

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Veteran development studio Neversoft closed its doors today, the first step of its eventual merger into Infinity Ward.

To mark the occasion, the studio's staff did what anybody would do in a similiar situation. They burned a giant eye and received their custom-made bowie knives.

Blizzard warns cheaters of permanent bans, encourages players to report suspicious behaviour

Posted: 11.07.2014 by nickhorth1

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Blizzard has posted on its official blog regarding cheating in StarCraft 2, threatening those who get caught using hacks or mods with permanent bans.

The developer warns potential cheaters that it has multiple ways of detecting foul play, and encourages those who feel they've seen a suspected cheat to come to them with any information.

Elder Scrolls Online update to add guild customisation and heraldry options

Posted: 11.07.2014 by nickhorth1

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Here's some good news for budding guild masters in The Elder Scrolls Online. The next update for Zenimax Online's game is coming this August and focuses on guilds and customisation, even allowing for custom heraldry and dyed armour.

You can check out those customisation options in this new video, which also reveals some of the other new features on the way.

Assassin's Creed: Unity marks a "new narrative start" for the franchise

Posted: 10.07.2014 by nickhorth1

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We might have seen the end of boring Desmond Miles at long last, as the creative director of Assassin's Creed: Unity says the game marks "a new narrative start" for the series.

Speaking to Examiner, Alex Amancio said "It's a new start, it's a new narrative start. That is symbolized by a completely new context for the present day."

Cliff Bleszinski claims that his free-to-play shooter Blue Streak won't be "pay to win"

Posted: 10.07.2014 by nickhorth1

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Cliff Bleszinski has claimed that his newly announced free-to-play shooter Blue Streak won't be "pay to win", and that he wants skilled players "to be able to take down the trust fund kid that's spent a ton of money to have All The Stuff."

Taking part in a Reddit AMA, the developer also revealed a few bits of information about the game's lore.

Gloomy side-scrolling action game Black: The Fall now on Steam Early Access

Posted: 10.07.2014 by nickhorth1

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Black: The Fall, the atmospheric, gloomy side-sroller from Sand Sailor Studios, is now available on Steam Early Access.

"Inspired by a childhood passed behind the Iron Curtain", Black: The Fall is set in the ruins of an industrial world inhabited by unpredictable and sometimes deadly 'natives'. A demo for the game was launched earlier this year, and it went on to have a successful stint on Steam Greenlight.

Huge new update out for military simulation title Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations

Posted: 10.07.2014 by nickhorth1

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Forget your real-time strategy games with their fancy graphics and Hollywood tank rushes, if you really want to experience the reality of modern military command then look no further than Command: Modern Air/Naval Operations; a game that accurately simulates the real-life tension of staring nervously at radar blips.

Patch 1.04 is out for Command today, packing in a bunch of new improvements, bug fixes and UI tweaks.

Real-time tactical strategy title Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons coming late this year

Posted: 10.07.2014 by nickhorth1

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Say, do you like mechs? How about mercs? If the answer to both questions was yes, then Camel 101's real-time tactical title Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons is definitely aimed at you.

In the game you'll take control of the titular Black Talons, a mercenary company in a futuristic universe, leading them through various tricky combat missions.

EA announces Battlefest event for Battlefield 4, starting this month

Posted: 10.07.2014 by nickhorth1

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EA has announced a special event for Battlefield 4 this month, described as "a festival built for gamers". It's called Battlefest, and it kicks off on July 12.

During the event players will earn rewards and in-game content, be able to enter various contests and earn extra experience points.

Bioware release press demo video of Dragon Age: Inqusition to the public

Posted: 10.07.2014 by nickhorth1

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Bioware showed off a demo of Dragon Age: Inquisition behind closed doors at E3 2014 last month, and now they've also released a fifteen-minute video so the public can get a closer look.

It's apparently part one of a series of similiar walkthrough videos, and comes with commentary from Inqusition's creative director Mike Laidlaw.

Alien: Isolation pre-order DLC brings back the original Alien cast

Posted: 10.07.2014 by nickhorth1

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Well this is a pretty cool concept for a pre-order DLC. Customers who preserve a copy of Creative Assembly's upcoming survival horror Alien: Isolation will be able to experience two bonus missions taken from scenes in Ridley Scott's original Alien film.

The coolest thing is that the crew of the doomed Nostromo will be played by the original cast; yep, that means Sigourney Weaver (Ripley, obviously), Ian Holm (Ash), Tom Skerritt (Dallas), Yaphet Kotto (Parker), Veronica Cartwright (Lambert) and Harry Dean Stanton (Brett) will all be voicing the characters they played back in 1979.

Remastered version of cult classic Grim Fandango also coming to PC, Mac and Linux

Posted: 10.07.2014 by nickhorth1

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Now this is excellent news. Developer Double Fine has confirmed via their official Twitter that the remastered version of classic adventure game Grim Fandango will be available on PC, Mac and Linux.

It was something of a surprise at E3 this year to find out that Tim Schafer's darkly comic tale of scheming skeletons would be getting an updated HD version on PS4 and Vita. Good to hear that it's coming back to its original platform too.

Oddworld creator "never saw a royalty check" despite his game selling 5 million copies

Posted: 09.07.2014 by nickhorth1

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Oddworld franchise creator Lorne Lanning has claimed that despite his company Oddworld Inhabitants selling over 5 million retail copies of games in the popular series, they missed out on millions of dollars due to unpaid cheques.

Speaking to Metro, Lanning said, "I sold over 5 million games at retail and I never saw one royalty cheque. Now if you go around and ask the rest of the developers who say, ‘Oh, we sold a million units!' Ask them how many royalty cheques they've had and it'll be, ‘Oh, well that's a sore spot'."

Action RPG Lords of the Fallen coming October 31

Posted: 09.07.2014 by nickhorth1

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CI Games has announced that action RPG dungeon-crawler Lords of the Fallen is coming to PC and current-gen consoles this October 31.

It's way too obvious to describe the game as a bit like Dark Souls. But really, it's a bit like Dark Souls.

Call of Duty: Avanced Warfare audio dev diary promises weighty guns and meticulously recorded explosions

Posted: 09.07.2014 by nickhorth1

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games has posted a new dev diary video studying the futuristic shooter's sound design.

Audio director Don Veca says the team have been hard at work creating meaty, satisfying gun sounds and making each and every explosion sound unique. Which is impressive, considering there will probably be a lot of explosions.

Cliff Bleszinski's new game Blue Streak is a free-to-play shooter

Posted: 09.07.2014 by nickhorth1

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Gears of War and Jazz Jackrabbit creator Cliff Bleszinski has revealed that his new studio Boss Key is working in partnership with Nexon America to develop a new free-to-play shooter, codenamed Blue Streak.

Nexon has actually acquired a minority stake in Boss Key, as well as publishing and marketing rights to the new shooter.

Battlefield 4 expansion Dragon's Teeth coming to Premium members July 15

Posted: 09.07.2014 by nickhorth1

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EA has announced that Dragon's Teeth, the fourth expansion for DICE's Battlefield 4, will be coming to Premium members on July 15.

They've also given a brief description for each of the new four new maps. Bring on the Levelluting. Levelizing? Levolutoring?... ah, Levolution.

Gearbox and 2K announce new first-person MOBA Battleborn

Posted: 09.07.2014 by nickhorth1

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Borderlands developer Gearbox Software has got a new IP in the works and surprise, suprise, it's a MOBA. Shocking, I know. There's hardly any of them about these days. It's called Battleborn, and Gearbox describe it as a “hero shooter”.

Battleborn has the typical 5v5 arena battles you'd expect from the genre, but it's also first-person and apparently contains a co-operative campaign, so maybe Gearbox will bring something a bit different to the MOBA party.

Dragon Age: Inquisition Q&A talks companions, combat and hugging

Posted: 09.07.2014 by nickhorth1

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Bioware recently did a Q&A session for Raptr regarding Dragon Age: Inquisition, and the key snippets of information revealed have been gathered by a helpful Tumblr user.

As well as some interesting facts about combat, character creation and followers, there's the earth-shattering news that you'll be able to "hug some of your companions". Astonishing.
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