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Bungie teases Destiny's House of Wolves in new video

Bungie teases Destiny's House of Wolves in new video

Bungie has released a teaser for Destiny's second expansion just ahead of its official reveal tomorrow morning.

The expansion, House of Wolves, introduces at least one new social area (the Queen's Bay); new vendors; new weapons, armour, and gear; new story missions; three new competitive multiplayer maps; and a new cooperative Strike.

In the new footage are glimpses of what look like upgrades for existing Raid weapons and armour, along with a shot confirming that the Light level cap will be raised to at least 34.

The game's first expansion, The Dark Below, increased the limit from 30 to 32.

Tomorrow's livestream will be hosted by Bungie community manager Deej on the studio's Twitch channel. He’ll be joined by creative director Christopher Barrett and community member Gothalion.

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Metal Gear Solid V's online player limits unveiled

Metal Gear Solid V's online player limits unveiled

The Metal Gear Online portion of Metal Gear V: The Phantom Pain will support up to 16 players on new-gen and PC, and up to 12 players on last-gen consoles.

The info comes courtesy of the Japanese Metal Gear Solid website (via Videogamer).

Metal Gear Online pits two teams against each other in sneaky or not-so-sneaky combat.

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Battlefront won't just be Battlefield plus Star Wars – DICE

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Battlefront won't just be Battlefield plus Star Wars – DICE

Star Wars: Battlefront will be more than just be a mash-up of Battlefield and Star Wars, says DICE.

“It's important to us that people feel like we are bringing them a fresh experience, and that they don’t immediately feel like ‘Oh, they have just taken Battlefield and put a Star Wars game on it’,” DICE senior producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir told Xbox Wire.

“We were fans of Battlefront, and we're incredibly happy as a studio to bring Battlefront to a new generation of fans.

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Gameplanet 2015 readership survey

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Gameplanet 2015 readership survey

Who are you and what do you want from us?

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Remedy releases 14 minute Alan Wake 2 prototype video

Remedy releases 14 minute Alan Wake 2 prototype video

When it released in 2010, Remedy's episodic thriller Alan Wake found a modest but ardent following.

When the Xbox 360 game was released it went up against Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption, and subsequently only sold 4.5 million copies, not enough for publisher Microsoft to consider financing a sequel, which it turns out Remedy had already outlined and prototyped.

In an unusual turn of events, Remedy has shared that prototype with Polygon.

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Platformer spin-off Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China is out tomorrow

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Platformer spin-off Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China is out tomorrow

The first of three announced 2.5D Assassin’s Creed spin-offs is out this week.

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China launches on Wednesday for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.

China will be followed-up by Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia, with all three developed by Climax Studios (Silent Hill: Origins, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories) in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal.

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Phil Harrison's new venture will use secret Microsoft tech

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Phil Harrison's new venture will use secret Microsoft tech

Former Xbox Europe VP Phil Harrison’s new company has licensed some as-yet unannounced hardware from his former employer.

Speaking with Gamesindustry.biz, Harrison said that his new company, a start-up called Alloy Platform Industries, has partnered with Microsoft to investigate new technologies.

"Alloy has licensed some technology from Microsoft which will form the basis of our initial investigations and explorations,” Harrison said.

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Steam functionality limited until US$5 spent

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Steam functionality limited until US$5 spent

Valve has restricted the functionality of Steam accounts with no purchase history in a bid to combat spam and phishing on the platform.

Steam users must now spend the equivalent of US$5 before they can perform actions such as sending friend invites, opening group chat, and more.

That US$5 can be spent on a game or gift, or simply be added to a Steam Wallet.

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Heroes of the Storm has open beta and full release dates

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Heroes of the Storm has open beta and full release dates

Heroes of the Storm will launch on June 3, Blizzard has announced.

The launch of the MOBA (sorry, “online team brawler”) will follow an open beta testing period which begins May 20.

The game is currently in closed beta (Gameplanet has keys available here).

Wednesday 22 April

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Charles Dance dev diary
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Charles Dance dev diary
Tywin Lannister, in the flesh.
Mayan Death Robots – Huracan & Tohil Showcase trailer
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Mayan Death Robots – Huracan & Tohil Showcase trailer
New bots duke it out.
Happy Wars – Xbox One launch trailer
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Happy Wars – Xbox One launch trailer
The happiest of wars comes to new-gen.
Killing Floor 2 – Early Access launch trailer
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Killing Floor 2 – Early Access launch trailer
A co-op sci-fi horror FPS.
King's Quest – The Vision dev diary
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King's Quest – The Vision dev diary
Resurrecting retro.
Destiny: House of Wolves – The Reef teaser
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Destiny: House of Wolves – The Reef teaser
A glimpse of what's to come.
Bungie teases Destiny's House of Wolves in new video
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Bungie teases Destiny's House of Wolves in new video
Full reveal tomorrow.

Tuesday 21 April

Gameplanet 2015 readership survey
Editor's Blog
Gameplanet 2015 readership survey
Let's talk about you.
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Grand Theft Auto V (PC) review
Review
The PC edition of Grand Theft Auto V is definitive
Towering achievement.
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Remedy releases 14 minute Alan Wake 2 prototype video
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Remedy releases 14 minute Alan Wake 2 prototype video
A sequel you'll never see.
Space Colony: Steam Edition trailer
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Space Colony: Steam Edition trailer
RTS gets the HD makeover treatment.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China launch trailer
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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China launch trailer
Introducing Shao Jun.
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Phil Harrison's new venture will use secret Microsoft tech
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Phil Harrison's new venture will use secret Microsoft tech
A hardware interface of some sort?
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Steam functionality limited until US$5 spent
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Steam functionality limited until US$5 spent
To combat spam and phishing.
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Mario Kart 8 – DLC Pack 2 Preview trailer
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Mario Kart 8 – DLC Pack 2 Preview trailer
New courses, characters, karts.
The Escapists – Alcatraz Add-On trailer
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The Escapists – Alcatraz Add-On trailer
Get off The Rock.
We Are Doomed – Xbox One trailer
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We Are Doomed – Xbox One trailer
A technicolour twin-stick shooter.
Halo 5: Guardians – Spartan Locke Armor Set trailer
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Halo 5: Guardians – Spartan Locke Armor Set trailer
GameStop only pre-order bonus.
Heroes of the Storm – Release Date trailer
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Heroes of the Storm – Release Date trailer
Open beta and full release dated.
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