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GTA: San Andreas re-release confirmed

GTA: San Andreas re-release confirmed

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is getting a re-release on Xbox 360, Rockstar has confirmed.

The re-release runs at 720p and features better draw distances, and an additional 11 Achievements which included in the leaked list earlier this week.

The older version of San Andreas is no longer available on the Xbox 360 Marketplace, with the re-release replacing it on October 26.

The new Games on Demand version of San Andreas is not compatible with the old Xbox Originals version, and so save files will not transfer from Xbox Originals, said Rockstar.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was originally released on PS2 in 2004, and saw a release on PC, the original Xbox, OS X, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and mobile devices.

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Linear games suffer in the Let's Play era – Far Cry 4 dev

Linear games suffer in the Let's Play era – Far Cry 4 dev

Linear games will struggle to stay relevant in the YouTube era, says Far Cry 4 creative director Alex Hutchinson.

"I'm really interested in emergent games and where that's going with video sharing and Twitch,” he told OXM.

"I think linear story games are really going to suffer in the modern marketplace.

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WoW's Oceanic servers to be migrated to Australia next week

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WoW's Oceanic servers to be migrated to Australia next week

From next week, World of Warcraft's Oceanic servers will finally be hosted in Australia.

Blizzard announced the news tonight at a World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor pre-launch community event in Sydney.

For almost a decade, ANZ World of Warcraft players have played on US servers hosted in California. Select US servers were only categorised as Oceanic, and displayed Australian Eastern Time. The move to local hosting should significantly reduce lag for players in Australia and New Zealand.

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Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition is out next week on PC

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Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition is out next week on PC

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition will be out for Windows, Mac, and Linux on October 30, developer Beamdog has announced.

The fancied-up RPG will retail for US$20, and be available on Beamdog.net, Steam, and GoG. Releases for iOS and Android are coming soon at a price point of US$10.

Originally released in 2000, Icewind Dale is a Dungeons & Dragons game set in Wizards of The Coast's legendary Forgotten Realms universe.

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Rainbow Moon sequel Rainbow Skies announced

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Rainbow Moon sequel Rainbow Skies announced

A sequel to tactical RPG Rainbow Moon is coming to PlayStation platforms next year.

According to developer SideQuest Studios, Rainbow Skies takes place in a completely new world and is an indirect sequel to Rainbow Moon.

The game tells the story of the three young protagonists Damion, Layne, and Ashly, who meet under unforeseen circumstances and are caught in the deadly crossfire of two rival super powers.

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Chariot is a cute Canadian couch co-op chucklefest

Chariot is a cute Canadian couch co-op chucklefest

Chariot is a cute-looking co-op platformer game from Canadian developer Frima Studio.

According to Frima, it's a humorous physics-based title in which a brave Princess and her fiancé carry a funeral wagon through ancient caves, fending off swarms of looters while amassing riches in order to bury the King's remains in a worthy, gold-filled tomb.

Players must extract riches from 25 environments spanning five levels, then make their way to the exit.

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Is GTA San Andreas getting an HD reboot?

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Is GTA San Andreas getting an HD reboot?

A new list of Achievements for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has some fans hopeful that the classic game is about to get an HD remaster on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

2014 marks the 10 year anniversary of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, a date that Rockstar Games celebrated in GTA Online.

Adding fuel to the speculation is news that the "Classics" edition of San Andreas has been removed from the Xbox Live Marketplace and the PlayStation Network.

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Ex-EA boss Riccitiello takes over at Unity

Ex-EA boss Riccitiello takes over at Unity

Unity CEO David Helgason has stepped down to allow former Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello to take over.

Unity makes game creation tools for developers. Its software development kits have been popular with independent and mobile development teams, while software development kits such as Epic's Unreal engine cornered the high-end PC and console market.

The number of developers who have used Unity has more than doubled in two years from approximately 300,000 in 2012 to approximately 630,000 this year, reports VentureBeat.

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Fractured Space is a large scale PvP title from Strike Suit Zero devs

Fractured Space is a large scale PvP title from Strike Suit Zero devs

Some of the team behind space shooter Strike Suit Zero have formed a new studio to develop a space-based free-to-play PvP title.

Fractured Space is a five-on-five space combat game that according to Edge Case Games is more about tactics than dogfighting.

Players control massive, deeply-customised capital ships, and battles will be akin to Battlestar Galactica’s Battlestar tackling a Cylon Basestar, or Star Wars’ Star Destroyers fighting Rebel Alliance ships, said creative director Jim Mummery.

Friday 24 October

GTA: San Andreas re-release confirmed
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GTA: San Andreas re-release confirmed
720p, better draw distance.
Linear games suffer in the Let's Play era – Far Cry 4 dev
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Linear games suffer in the Let's Play era – Far Cry 4 dev
Emergent games more interesting to watch.

Thursday 23 October

WoW's Oceanic servers to be migrated to Australia next week
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WoW's Oceanic servers to be migrated to Australia next week
Free transfers for ANZ players.
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Assassin's Creed Unity hands-on
Preview
Assassin's Creed Unity hands-on
Et la tête!
Legend of Grimrock 2 review
Review
Legend of Grimrock 2 review
Out of the dark.
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Legend of Grimrock 2 trailer
Trailer
Legend of Grimrock 2 trailer
More like Legend of Gridlock LOL.
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Rival Stars Basketball launch trailer
Trailer
Rival Stars Basketball launch trailer
A CCG/sport hybrid from Kiwi studio Pik-Pok.
Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition is out next week on PC
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Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition is out next week on PC
Android and iDevice versions coming soon.
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Halo Nightfall trailer
Trailer
Halo Nightfall trailer
Our first look at story.
Rainbow Moon sequel Rainbow Skies announced
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Rainbow Moon sequel Rainbow Skies announced
Another PS-exclusive tactical RPG.
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Rainbow Skies gameplay trailer
Trailer
Rainbow Skies gameplay trailer
An indirect Rainbow Moon sequel.
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Sunset Overdrive gameplay launch trailer
Trailer
Sunset Overdrive gameplay launch trailer
The awesomepocalypse is here.
Chariot launch trailer
Trailer
Chariot launch trailer
A cute co-op platformer.
Chariot is a cute Canadian couch co-op chucklefest
Spotlight
Chariot is a cute Canadian couch co-op chucklefest
For new-gen, PC, and Wii U.
Is GTA San Andreas getting an HD reboot?
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Is GTA San Andreas getting an HD reboot?
A wild achievements list appears.
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Ex-EA boss Riccitiello takes over at Unity
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Ex-EA boss Riccitiello takes over at Unity
SDK company has a new CEO.
Fractured Space is a large scale PvP title from Strike Suit Zero devs
Spotlight
Fractured Space is a large scale PvP title from Strike Suit Zero devs
Think: Battlestar vs Basestar.
Class action lawsuit over Battlefield 4 launch fails
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Class action lawsuit over Battlefield 4 launch fails
EA was optimistic rather than deceitful.
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A new co-op horde mode is coming to Titanfall tomorrow
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A new co-op horde mode is coming to Titanfall tomorrow
Part of biggest update yet.
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Wednesday 22 October

WWE 2K15 - The Game Has Changed trailer
Trailer
WWE 2K15 - The Game Has Changed trailer
Featuring Cesaro.
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Samurai Warriors 4 launch trailer
Trailer
Samurai Warriors 4 launch trailer
Unleash devastation.
Monster mash-up: The creation of Sunset Overdrive
Interview
Monster mash-up: The creation of Sunset Overdrive
We chat with Insomniac's creative director.
First Alien: Isolation DLC comes later this month
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First Alien: Isolation DLC comes later this month
Called Corporate Lockdown.
Door Kickers launch trailer
Trailer
Door Kickers launch trailer
Knock knock.
Jagged Alliance: Flashback - launch trailer
Trailer
Jagged Alliance: Flashback - launch trailer
Banana republic sale.
Driveclub PS Plus Edition launch date still unknown
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Driveclub PS Plus Edition launch date still unknown
Server situation improving.
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