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Free update adds character variants and a new game mode to PvZ: Garden Warfare

Free update adds character variants and a new game mode to PvZ: Garden Warfare

A large free update is bringing new character variants and a new game mode coming to Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare this week.

The Legends of the Lawn update introduces seven character variants to the multiplayer third-person shooter: Golf Star, Centurion, Paleontologist, Chomp Thing, Alien Flower, Jade Cactus, and Sanitation Expert.

The variants aren’t just visually distinct, each has unique abilities to bring to the battle.

The new game mode is called Taco Bandits, and is a Capture the Flag variant that challenges the Zombies to steal tacos from the defending Plants.

Finally, the update includes more than 200 new customisation items.

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Ubisoft launches browser based Might & Magic MMO

Ubisoft launches browser based Might & Magic MMO

Browser-based MMO Might & Magic Heroes Online has officially launched in English-speaking territories, Ubisoft announced yesterday.

The free-to-play MMO was developed by Blue Byte (The Settlers) and saw a limited beta earlier this year.

“Listening to player feedback and incorporating community ideas has helped the Blue Byte team make Heroes Online the most accessible game of the series while still offering challenges for both veterans and new players,” said publisher Ubisoft.

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The PS4 isn't the only console that's getting DayZ

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The PS4 isn't the only console that's getting DayZ

DayZ won’t be a PlayStation 4 console exclusive, the game’s creator Dean Hall says.

Hall took the stage at Gamescom in August to announce that a PlayStation 4 version of the multiplayer sandbox survival title was on the way.

However, last week he told Eurogamer that DayZ is definitely going to be a multi-platform title.

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Wednesday Briefing: Uncharted, Deus Ex, Battlefield Hardline, and much more

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Wednesday Briefing: Uncharted, Deus Ex, Battlefield Hardline, and much more

◆ The game engine that powers Stoic’s excellent RPG The Banner Saga has been licensed out to Skyshine Games for RPG Bedlam (pictured above), a turn-based strategy game with rogue-like elements that is seeking funds on Kickstarter right now.

◆ If you have burned yourself out on Cookie Clicker, try Clicker Heroes, a ridiculously polished one-button browser-based RPG that features bosses, levelling-up, party management, and more.

◆ Sledgehammer Games’ co-founder Glen Schofield says that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will have a longer single-player campaign than the last few games in the series.

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A full Hearthstone expansion is in development

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A full Hearthstone expansion is in development

The first full expansion to Blizzard's digital collectible card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will add a huge number of new cards.

Speaking with Polygon, production director Jason Chayes said Blizzard will "mix it up" in the first expansion.

"It will have a lot more cards. We’re talking about more than 100. We are going to have a central theme for how that will all fit together. That’ll be the next thing coming up."

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Kiwi ARPG Path of Exile crosses the seven million player mark

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Kiwi ARPG Path of Exile crosses the seven million player mark

Critically-acclaimed action-RPG Path of Exile’s second expansion and Taiwan release have pushed its registered players total to well over seven million, developer Grinding Gear Games has announced.

One million of those players are in Taiwan, and registered within a month of the game’s launch there, far exceeding the expectations of Asian publisher Garena Online.

"Prior to launching Path of Exile, we had no idea that Taiwan was such a large gaming market," said Grinding Gear Games managing director Chris Wilson.

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Retailer Green Man Gaming is now a games publisher as well

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Retailer Green Man Gaming is now a games publisher as well

Digital game retailer Green Man Gaming has launched its own PC publishing label, Green Man Loaded.

The London-based company is the second-largest digital games retailer in the world behind Steam.

The first Green Man Loaded (GML)-backed games will be announced soon, and will be sold across all major distribution channels, not just via the Green Man Gaming store.

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Tetris is getting a live-action "sci-fi epic" movie adaptation

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Tetris is getting a live-action "sci-fi epic" movie adaptation

There is a Tetris movie on the way. Yes, really.

The block-stacking puzzle title is getting a live-action feature-length "sci-fi epic" adaptation, The Tetris Company announced today.

The film is being developed by Threshold Entertainment, the studio behind the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie.

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COD: Advanced Warfare preorders 50% down on Ghosts

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COD: Advanced Warfare preorders 50% down on COD: Ghosts – analyst

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare preorders are 50 percent behind those of last year’s Ghosts, according to a market research firm.

That puts preorders a whopping 80 percent behind those of 2012’s Black Ops II.

“We believe that the preorders need to accelerate significantly over the next few weeks, or else the evidence for meaningfully weaker performance by Advanced Warfare vs. Ghosts will, in our opinion, become too strong to rationalise,” said Cowen and Company analyst Doug Cruetz.

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Side-scrolling skater OlliOlli is getting a shiny sequel

Side-scrolling skater OlliOlli is getting a shiny sequel

A sequel to tricky skateboarding side-scroller OlliOlli is coming to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita next year, Roll7 has announced.

OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood will run on a new engine and feature an expanded combo system, a more powerful level editor, and new art, said Roll7’s Simon Bennett.

The game will also feature a new split-screen local multiplayer mode for up to four called Combo Rush that pits players against each other and the clock.

Thursday 2 October


Might & Magic Heroes Online launch trailer
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Might & Magic Heroes Online launch trailer
From out of nowhere.
Ubisoft launches browser based Might & Magic MMO
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Ubisoft launches browser based Might & Magic MMO
From The Settlers studio Blue Byte.
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare – Legends of the Lawn trailer
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Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare – Legends of the Lawn trailer
Another large, free update.
MXGP – PS4 trailer
Trailer
MXGP – PS4 trailer
Deformable terrain, better textures and lighting, and more.
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Heroes of the Storm – Anub'arak trailer
Trailer
Heroes of the Storm – Anub'arak trailer
The Traitor King.
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax full trailer
Trailer
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax full trailer
Eight new characters, new mechanics.
The PS4 isn't the only console that's getting DayZ
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The PS4 isn't the only console that's getting DayZ
New-gen only is a safe assumption.
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Wednesday 1 October


An Aussie moon rises in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Interview
An Aussie moon rises in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
We chat with the creative director.
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A full Hearthstone expansion is in development
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A full Hearthstone expansion is in development
Will add more than 100 cards.
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Win Driveclub on PS4
Competition
Win Driveclub on PS4
We have five copies to give away!
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Cities: Skylines – Creation trailer
Trailer
Cities: Skylines – Creation trailer
Massive maps, mod support.
Futuridium EP Deluxe launch trailer
Trailer
Futuridium EP Deluxe launch trailer
A nimble shooter for Vita.
TinyKeep full trailer
Trailer
TinyKeep full trailer
A tiny escape.
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Crimes & Punishments launch trailer
Trailer
Crimes & Punishments launch trailer
Coming to PC September 30.
Shape Up – Quest trailer
Trailer
Shape Up – Quest trailer
Work out in front your telly.
Vane – TGS teaser trailer
Trailer
Vane – TGS teaser trailer
New from Team Ico devs.
Outland co-op trailer
Trailer
Outland co-op trailer
Outland online.
Dragon Age: Inquisition character creation trailer
Trailer
Dragon Age: Inquisition character creation trailer
Bring the moustache back.
Until Dawn – EGX Gameplay video
Trailer
Until Dawn – EGX Gameplay video
Former Move title demoed.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor launch trailer
Trailer
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor launch trailer
Out October 9.
F1 2014 features trailer
Trailer
F1 2014 features trailer
New rules incorporated.
Retailer Green Man Gaming is now a games publisher as well
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Retailer Green Man Gaming is now a games publisher as well
"We know how to sell games."
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Tetris is getting a live-action "sci-fi epic" movie adaptation
News
Tetris is getting a live-action "sci-fi epic" movie adaptation
Did they confuse October with April?
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COD: Advanced Warfare preorders 50% down on COD: Ghosts – analyst
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COD: Advanced Warfare preorders 50% down on Ghosts
Will still sell millions.
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Tuesday 30 September


Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes review
Review
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes review
Never meet your heroes.
Screamride preview trailer
Trailer
Screamride preview trailer
No height restriction.
The team at Gameplanet plays on Alienware.