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Two new hints that PC, new-gen GTA V will land in November

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Two new hints that PC, new-gen GTA V will land in November

On the back of news yesterday that Grand Theft Auto V for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One was still on track for release later this year, two sources have now pegged the game for release in November.

A VG247 YouTube partner, HalcyonDeathSquad, has said it was told by a source close to the game's development that it would release in November. In addition, an employee of UK high street retailer GAME tweeted that Grand Theft Auto V for PC and new-gen would release on November 2. The tweet has since been removed, claimed the YouTuber.

Next, a NeoGAF user browsing the website of Rockstar's UK distributor, Gem Distribution, found that the game's release date had been changed from TBC to November. The date has since been returned to TBC, but not before sites including Videogamer were able to screengrab it.

The new-gen and PC editions of Grand Theft Auto V will offer "enhancements and new details", including technical advancements such as "increased draw distances, finer texture details, denser traffic and enhanced resolutions".

Players of Grand Theft Auto V on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will be able to transfer their saved characters and progress in Grand Theft Auto Online to the PC, PS4 or Xbox One version (as that data is saved in the cloud using Rockstar Social Club).

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Beyond: Two Souls looks set for PS4 release

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Beyond: Two Souls looks set for PS4 release

A PlayStation 4 Trophy list for Beyond: Two Souls is the latest evidence that Quantic Dream's PlayStation 3 exclusive is coming to new-gen hardware.

The Beyond: Two Souls Trophy list for PlayStation 4 was leaked on Exophase, and is identical to the PlayStation 3 Trophy list.

Rumour of a PlayStation 4 edition of Beyond: Two Souls has also surfaced previously. Two German retailers briefly listed the game in July. A developer also posted images of himself working on a control schematic for the PlayStation 4's dualshock 4 pad. These were also taken down.

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Play as Handsome Jack in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Play as Handsome Jack in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Gamers will have the option to play as Borderlands 2 villain Handsome Jack if they purchase the first downloadable content pack to the upcoming Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Jack is not yet the evil one-lining antagonist players know from Borderlands 2. Moreover, players will actually control Jack's body-double, rather than Jack himself. Technically, he's also not yet "Handsome" Jack, as he still has his original, "un-reattached" face.

No information about Jack's playstyle or abilities was announced.

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Kiwi Kickstarter Desolate is a painterly 2D puzzle adventure

Kiwi Kickstarter Desolate is a painterly 2D puzzle adventure

A new game has set out to capture some of New Zealand's landscapes as the hand-painted backdrop for a puzzle adventure.

Desolate is a new Kickstarter project Elliot Collis, a Kiwi living in Tokyo, Japan. The game is a personal meditation on growing up in New Zealand, said Collis on the crowdfunding site. It explores themes depression and self-acceptance.

In the game, "shadowy figures" have invaded your village, "and you must sacrifice your friends and family to them in order to escape. After realising what you’ve done wrong you need to fix the mistakes you’ve made.

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Lemmings-style puzzler Flockers is coming to new-gen and PC next month

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Lemmings-style puzzler Flockers is coming to new-gen and PC next month

Lemmings-style puzzle title Flockers is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC later this month, developer Team 17 (Worms) has announced.

The game is currently available via Steam Early Access.

According to Team 17, Flockers is “a modern day take on the classic A to B puzzle genre with a generous helping of dark humour for good measure”.

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It's fair that Saints Row was called out by Sarkeesian – Volition creative director

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It's fair that Saints Row was called out by Sarkeesian – Volition creative director

Volition creative director Steve Jaros reckons its fair that Saints Row was called out in the latest video from Anita Sarkeesian.

Speaking with The Escapist, Jaros said that the earlier Saints games were problematic, but also pointed out that Volition has become more mindful of the way it represents women since then.

"I actually tweeted out the link to the video yesterday about women as background objects and said that every game developer should watch this and sometimes is guilty of it," he said.

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 announced

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 announced

Capcom has announced Resident Evil Revelations 2 during Sony's pre-TGS 2014 conference.

The same team that developed the first Revelations game is working on the sequel.

However, the plot links between the two games – if there are any – are not yet known.

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[Updated] Australian consumer watchdog sues Valve over Steam refund policies

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[Updated] Australian consumer watchdog sues Valve over Steam refund policies

UPDATE: Following the original story below, Gameplanet contacted the New Zealand Commerce Commission to learn what action, if any, it intended to take on behalf of New Zealanders, and what New Zealanders could do if they believed they had been sold a faulty good from an international digital retailer. Today, the Commerce Commission replied with the following answers:

Q: Will you be taking any action similar to those of the The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to protect the rights of New Zealand consumers?

"The Consumer Guarantees Act is self-enforcing legislation meaning that consumers must seek redress from a supplier or manufacturer directly to resolve their disputes. If the issue is unable to be resolved directly with the supplier or manufacturer then a claim can be made at the Disputes Tribunal.

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PAX Prime 2014 news roundup

PAX Prime 2014 news roundup

The rest of the weekend's news from PAX and beyond, in no particular order:

Deep Silver announced that Saints Row IV is coming to new-gen consoles on January 30 in the form of Saints Row IV: Re-Elected, a graphically-upgraded port by High Voltage Software that will include all Saints Row IV DLC (except the just-announced Gat out of Hell).

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New 3DS models are faster, feature a second analogue input and extra triggers

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New 3DS models are faster, feature a second analogue input and extra triggers

Nintendo has unveiled two new handhelds that update the existing 3DS hardware.

"New 3DS" and "New 3DS XL" feature an analogue nubbin, two extra shoulder buttons, a faster processor, better 3D, a slightly larger screen, a micro-USB slot, and NFC support.

The faster CPU in each of the new handhelds will be required for some 3DS games, such as the just-announced Xenoblade Chronicles 3DS port.

Tuesday 2 September


Mighty No. 9 gameplay trailer
Trailer
Mighty No. 9 gameplay trailer
Rush, jump, 'n' shoot.
Resident Evil Remastered trailer
Trailer
Resident Evil Remastered trailer
PS4 footage.
Gang Beasts trailer
Trailer
Gang Beasts trailer
Double Fine publishing.
Massive Chalice – PAX demo walkthrough video
Trailer
Massive Chalice – PAX demo walkthrough video
28 mins of gameplay.
Game 4 - PAX Prime 2014 gameplay teaser trailer
Trailer
Game 4 - PAX Prime 2014 gameplay teaser trailer
Teaser for untitled game.
Play as Handsome Jack in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
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Play as Handsome Jack in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
The first DLC character.
Flockers launch trailer
Trailer
Flockers launch trailer
From Worms studio Team17.
Bloodborne – TGS 2014 gameplay trailer
Trailer
Bloodborne – TGS 2014 gameplay trailer
Out Feb 5 in Japan.
Resident Evil Revelations 2 announced
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Resident Evil Revelations 2 announced
Features new heroes.
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Resident Evil Revelations 2 teaser trailer
Trailer
Resident Evil Revelations 2 teaser trailer
Hidden secrets within, apparently.

Monday 1 September


[Updated] Australian consumer watchdog sues Valve over Steam refund policies
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[Updated] Australian consumer watchdog sues Valve over Steam refund policies
New Zealand Commerce Commission responds.
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PAX Prime 2014 news roundup
News
PAX Prime 2014 news roundup
New-gen ports ahoy!
inFamous: First Light review
Review
inFamous: First Light review
So Fetch.
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Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions – PAX Prime video
Trailer
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions – PAX Prime video
A look behind the scenes.
Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director's Cut trailer
Trailer
Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director's Cut trailer
A standalone release.
Dying Light – Natural Movement developer diary video
Trailer
Dying Light – Natural Movement developer diary video
Behind the parkour.
Crimes & Punishments – Art of Interrogation trailer
Trailer
Crimes & Punishments – Art of Interrogation trailer
The skill of deduction.
Sega announces Total War: Rome 2 Emperor Edition
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Sega announces Total War: Rome 2 Emperor Edition
New campaign within.
BioShock – iOS launch trailer
Trailer
BioShock – iOS launch trailer
Rapture comes to iOS.
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Gauntlet reboot slips to later in the month
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Gauntlet reboot slips to later in the month
Was due out this week.
Icewind Dale Enchanced Edition announced at PAX
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Icewind Dale Enchanced Edition announced at PAX
Another Beamdog conversion.
Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition announcement trailer
Trailer
Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition announcement trailer
Evil stirs beneath the Spine of the World.
The team at Gameplanet plays on Alienware.