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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 unveiled

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 unveiled

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 has been officially unveiled in the latest issue of Game Informer.

It will be developed by Robomodo, which was responsible for two of the lowest-rated Tony Hawk games so far: Tony Hawk: Ride and Tony Hawk: Shred.

Pro Skater 5 will feature solo, co-op, and competitive modes, and you'll also be able to level up your character.

One new addition: some missions will allow players to collect power-ups and shoot projectiles.

Pro skaters Nyjah Huston, Aaron Homoki, Ishod Wair, Riley Hawk, Lizzie Armanto, Chris Cole, David Gonzalez, Leticia Bufoni, and Andrew Reynolds will all make an appearance.

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Mirror's Edge, Need for Speed, PvZ get release window

Mirror's Edge, Need for Speed, PvZ get release window

The new Mirror's Edge title from DICE will be released in early 2016, publisher Electronic Arts confirmed in a financial earnings presentation today.

Slides from the presentation state that the game will come to consoles and PC.

A new Plants vs. Zombies game will launch in that same quarter.

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Disney Infinity 3.0 will bring Star Wars to the Play Set

Disney Infinity 3.0 will bring Star Wars to the Play Set

The latest version of Disney Infinity will include characters and settings from the Star Wars universe.

Disney Infinity 3.0 is being developed by Avalanche Software in partnership with Ninja Theory, Sumo Digital, Studio Gobo, and United Front Games, and will be available for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and mobile this winter.

The game’s Starter Pack will retail for NZ$120, and will include a Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic Play Set, Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker character figures, and a web code card that unlocks content for PC and mobile devices.

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Id Software wanted paid mods in Quake back in 1995

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Id Software wanted paid mods in Quake back in 1995

Doom and Quake creator Id Software wanted to get players paying modders for their work all the way back in 1995.

Speaking with GamesIndustry, Id co-founder John Romero said he has “always believed that mod makers should be able to make money from their creations”.

"In 1995, while we were making Quake, we had the idea to start a company called Id Net,” said Romero.

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Lost Planet 3 studio closes, all staff laid off

Lost Planet 3 studio closes, all staff laid off

Lost Planet 3 and Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z developer Spark Unlimited is no longer in the game creation business.

As reported by Polygon, the Los Angeles-based studio has laid off all of its employees, and the company’s assets are up for sale on asset liquidation site CMA Auctions.

"It's the end of Spark as a game developer," Spark Unlimited chief technical officer John Butrovich told Polygon.

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I Am Bread gets 'Starch Wars' shoot-'em-up mode

I Am Bread gets 'Starch Wars' shoot-'em-up mode

Bossa Studios is adding a new game mode to comedy sim I Am Bread as a tribute to a certain beloved sci-fi movie series.

Starch Wars – A New Loaf is a fully playable space combat simulator set in the I am Bread universe.

From Bossa:

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Star Wars Battlefront to launch with 12 multiplayer maps

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Star Wars Battlefront to launch with 12 multiplayer maps

Star Wars: Battlefront will launch with 12 multiplayer maps, Electronic Arts has announced.

Some maps will support epic modes like Walker Assault, while others are tailored to more intimate, close quarters combat.

Endor and Hoth will feature of course, and at least one map will take place on Sullust, the planet inspired by a trip developer DICE took Iceland.

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The Last of Us expansion Left Behind gets standalone release

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The Last of Us expansion Left Behind gets standalone release

Left Behind, the prequel DLC for The Last of Us, will be available as a standalone download from May 12.

The price of the Left Behind DLC will drop that day as well.

Included with the standalone release is a two hour trial of The Last of Us’s Factions multiplayer mode, and those keen to continue the experience will be able to buy access to the full Factions experience and/or the full The Last of Us game.

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Ubisoft releases free Child of Light illustrated ebook

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Ubisoft releases free Child of Light illustrated ebook

Ubisoft has released an illustrated Child of Light book for free to celebrate the game’s first year anniversary.

Child of Light: Reginald the Great is available to download as a PDF here.

It follows Robert’s son, Reginald, who sets out on an adventure to find his life purpose, and along the way encounters Roberta in a dark, forbidding dungeon.

Wednesday 6 May

Medieval Engineers – Multiplayer Update trailer
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Medieval Engineers – Multiplayer Update trailer
Build and conquer with friends.
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launch trailer
Trailer
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launch trailer
Standalone adventure out now.
Euro Truck Simulator 2 – Scandinavia trailer
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Euro Truck Simulator 2 – Scandinavia trailer
Keep on truckin'.
Magicka 2 – Completely Unscripted Co-Op trailer
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Magicka 2 – Completely Unscripted Co-Op trailer
Zap your friends.
Mirror's Edge, Need for Speed, PvZ get release window
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Mirror's Edge, Need for Speed, PvZ get release window
EA financials set records.
Disney Infinity 3.0 announcement trailer
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Disney Infinity 3.0 announcement trailer
Now with Star Wars.
Disney Infinity 3.0 will bring Star Wars to the Play Set
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Disney Infinity 3.0 will bring Star Wars to the Play Set
Characters and settings from all the movies.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Monsters dev diary
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Monsters dev diary
A nightmarish ecosystem.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 unveiled
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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 unveiled
From Ride and Shred studio Robomodo.

Tuesday 5 May

Lunch with a legend: Diablo creator Dave Brevik
Interview
Lunch with a legend: Diablo creator Dave Brevik
On VR, Early Access, Destiny, and more.
Id Software wanted paid mods in Quake back in 1995
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Id Software wanted paid mods in Quake back in 1995
In the pre-Valve era.
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Warhammer 40,000: Regicide – Early Access Kill trailer
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Warhammer 40,000: Regicide – Early Access Kill trailer
Prime candidate for a Viscera Cleanup Detail DLC.
Lost Planet 3 studio closes, all staff laid off
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Lost Planet 3 studio closes, all staff laid off
Core members leave game creation.
I Am Bread – Starch Wars Update trailer
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I Am Bread – Starch Wars Update trailer
I have a bread feeling about this.
I Am Bread gets 'Starch Wars' shoot-'em-up mode
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I Am Bread gets 'Starch Wars' shoot-'em-up mode
May the fougasse be with you.
Project Cars launch trailer
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Project Cars launch trailer
It's finally race time.
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Lost Orbit announce trailer
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Lost Orbit announce trailer
A lonely, unforgiving universe.
Mortal Kombat X – Jason Voorhees gameplay trailer
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Mortal Kombat X – Jason Voorhees gameplay trailer
Anyone for hockey?