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The Division is "a classless RPG" say Ubisoft in new video

Posted: 11.07.2014 by nickhorth1

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Tom Clancy's The Division is a classless RPG, according to Ubisoft, with the game encouraging players to experiment with various talents rather than locking them to one skill tree.

"We like to call ourselves a classless RPG," says game director Ryan Barnard in a video released yesterday by Ubisoft, "so we don't want to front-load our players with a choice right when you start the game, when you don't know how the game works or how you might want to play."

Pillars of Eternity beta coming to backers on August 18

Posted: 11.07.2014 by nickhorth1

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You lucky backers of Obsidian's Pillars of Eternity will be getting your grubby hands on the game earlier than you might have expected.

According to the latest developer blog post on the game's website, which also looks at some of the creatures you'll battle during your travels, the beta build will be released to Kickstarter backers on August 18.

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.

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.

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.

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.

PayDay developers Overkill Software post countdown timer

Posted: 11.07.2014 by nickhorth1

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It does sort of wind me up when companies do this. Overkill Software, the team behind crime caper game PayDay 2, has posted a countdown timer on their website that's set to run down in around a month.

There's also some audio in the background with what sounds like two office workers talking about toilet seats. I've no bloody idea either.

Free-to-play WWII shooter Heroes & Generals arrives on Steam Early Access

Posted: 11.07.2014 by nickhorth1

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Reto-Moto's free-to-play WWII shooter Heroes & Generals will be available via Steam Early Access from 2pm GMT today.

Mixing strategic command with front-line shooting, the game features a persistent war for Europe between Axis and Allied factions. You can basically take any role in the war apart from the guy who serves the tea and biscuits in the officer's mess. That might be in there as DLC at some point though.

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."

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.

Mortal Kombat X creator promises new character reveal tomorrow

Posted: 11.07.2014 by nickhorth1

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According to series creator Ed Boon, Mortal Kombat X will get another new character reveal tomorrow during the EVO 2014 Injustice finals.

We've already had four new guys unmasked, the most I can remember from a new Mortal Kombat game in a long while.

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."

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.

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.

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.
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