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Rockstar talks Red Dead sequel

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Rockstar talks Red Dead sequel

Red Dead Redemption developer Rockstar Games has finally addressed the constant stream of inquiries as to when gamers might expect to see a sequel to the much-loved game.

Red Dead Redemption was a huge success for the Grand Theft Auto V developer, but while there have been numerous indications that a sequel will inevitably follow, five years after its release there's still no official word.

"It’s wonderful to see so much excitement and enthusiasm for the Red Dead series, and nearly 5 years after Red Dead Redemption’s release(!)," said Rockstar in an Asked and Answered post on the developer's website.

"As we’ve mentioned when asked in the past about new games in other series such as Red Dead Redemption, Bully and L.A. Noire, we don’t always rush to make sequels, but that does not mean we won’t get to them eventually.

"We have so many games we want to make and the issue is always one of bandwidth and timing. We thank longtime fans such as yourselves as always for your amazing support and please stay tuned in 2015 for announcements of what’s to come from Rockstar Games."

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Work has already begun on Lords of the Fallen 2

Work has already begun on Lords of the Fallen 2

Polish developer CI Games has begun development on a sequel to Lords of the Fallen.

On Facebook, executive producer Tomasz Gop said, "We can confirm that the conceptual work of the Lords of the Fallen 2 underway" (translated by Bing).

Lords of the Fallen was released in October for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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Life is Strange is the next game from Remember Me studio Dontnod

Life is Strange is the next game from Remember Me studio Dontnod

Remember Me studio Dontnod has announced that its next game is an episodic adventure called Life is Strange.

The five-part game is an adventure with a gimmick: players can rewind to make different decisions and explore different outcomes.

"As Max you must uncover the disturbing truth behind your premonitions and learn that changing the past can sometimes lead to a devastating future," writes Dontnod.

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The new Dying Light trailer is a pick-a-path sprint through the game's demo

The new Dying Light trailer is a pick-a-path sprint through the game's demo

The latest Dying Light trailer is a 'choose your own adventure' romp through the game's demo that you can play in your browser.

It highlights several features of the open world zombie title, including parkour, dropkicks, traps, and more.

It can be completed in under 10 minutes, so ignore the 25 minute run time.

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Hatred was reinstated to Greenlight by Valve boss, shoots to number one

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Hatred was reinstated to Greenlight by Valve boss, shoots to number one

Mass murder game Hatred was reinstated on Steam Greenlight by none other than Valve co-founder and managing director Gabe Newell.

In a message to Hatred developer Destructive Creations, Newell apologised for the game’s removal and wished the studio well with its development.

“Yesterday I heard that we were taking Hatred down from Greenlight,” he wrote.

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The latest AC: Unity patch downloads the entire game again

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The latest AC: Unity patch downloads the entire game again

Today’s Assassin’s Creed: Unity patch is supposed to weigh in at a chunky 6.7GB, but is many times that on Xbox One.

“We have received and confirmed reports that some Xbox One players who have previously applied Patch 3 are seeing a 40GB download instead of the expected 6.7GB download,” Ubisoft wrote on the Assassin’s Creed website.

“Unfortunately, an issue with the patch downloading process is replacing the entire game instead of just the parts affected by the patch. This is obviously not the expected behavior, and we apologize that many of you will have to wait longer than expected to complete this download.”

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Mass murder game Hatred is back on Steam

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Mass murder game Hatred is back on Steam

Controversial mass murder title Hatred is back on Steam Greenlight less than 48 hours after it was pulled from the service by Valve.

The game can be voted up or down here.

Valve removed the game only yesterday. "Based on what we've seen on Greenlight we would not publish Hatred on Steam. As such we'll be taking it down," said the company.

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Next Total War: Rome II DLC focuses on ancient Sparta

Next Total War: Rome II DLC focuses on ancient Sparta

The next campaign DLC for Total War: Rome II is called Wrath of Sparta and is out now.

The DLC recreates the Pelopponesian Wars and pits three Sparta, Athens, Corinth and the Boiotian League against one another.

"Will Sparta and its allies martial their formidable military might to dominate Greece? Or will stately Athens retain its stranglehold on Greek politics, and assure victory with its unsurpassed navies? The dominant state must prepare for an escalating challenge, as the Persian Empire watches matters unfold, and drills its armies in readiness for a challenger to rise," writes Sega.

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Xbox Australia launches local Xbox Live servers

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Xbox Australia launches local Xbox Live servers

Xbox Australia has announced this morning that new local Xbox Live servers have come online today.

The new servers, hosted from data centres in Australia, will bring lower pings and centralised local hosting to both Australian and New Zealand players of Forza Motorsport 5, Forza Horizon 2, Sunset Overdrive, and Halo: The Master Chief Collection, said Xbox.

This morning's announcement was specific to Australia, however Xbox has confirmed to Gameplanet that Kiwis will be automatically connected to the Australian servers:

Thursday 18 December

Work has already begun on Lords of the Fallen 2
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Work has already begun on Lords of the Fallen 2
Concept and vision.
Rockstar talks Red Dead sequel
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Rockstar talks Red Dead sequel
"Stay tuned for 2015".
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First Person Lover announcement trailer
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First Person Lover announcement trailer
An antidote for Hatred.
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Life is Strange reveal trailer
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Life is Strange reveal trailer
Meet Max.

Wednesday 17 December

Does Destiny have any real longevity?
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Does Destiny have any real longevity?
Two of our writers go head-to-head.
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Xbox Australia launches local Xbox Live servers
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Xbox Australia launches local Xbox Live servers
Kiwis also connected.
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Total War: Rome II – Wrath of Sparta Campaign Pack trailer
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Total War: Rome II – Wrath of Sparta Campaign Pack trailer
Tonight, we dine in heck.
Broforce – Level Editor Guide trailer
Trailer
Broforce – Level Editor Guide trailer
Weekend Workshop Brodown incoming!
Destiny: The Dark Below raid gear buffed
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Destiny: The Dark Below raid gear buffed
A hotfix.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 announced for new-gen, PC
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Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 announced for new-gen, PC
Sniper Elite 3 producer on board.
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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Beast Warchiefs trailer
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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Beast Warchiefs trailer
More beasts, missions, warchiefs.
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GTA Online Heists detailed, coming early next year
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GTA Online Heists detailed, coming early next year
Leader chooses gear, foots the bill.
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Tuesday 16 December

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris review
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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris review
Game, Set, match.
Warhammer Quest announcement trailer
Trailer
Warhammer Quest announcement trailer
Board game comes to PC, Mac, Linux.
The Order: 1886 – London Police cinematic trailer
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The Order: 1886 – London Police cinematic trailer
Wot 'ave we 'ere den?
Until Dawn – Demo Gameplay trailer
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Until Dawn – Demo Gameplay trailer
Revamped gameplay, starring Hayden Panettiere.
Trine: Enchanted Edition launch trailer
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Trine: Enchanted Edition launch trailer
Original game in Trine 2 engine.