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XCOM 2 won't be invading earth this year

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XCOM 2 won't be invading earth this year

Turn-based tactical shooter XCOM 2 is no longer coming out this year.

The PC-exclusive sequel was due to touch down in November, but its release has been pushed to February 5, 2016.

“We’ve set a high bar for the sequel and the entire team has been working hard to make sure we deliver a great follow-up to Enemy Unknown,” said developer Firaxis Games.

“We just need a little more time to make it the best possible game.

“With XCOM 2, we want to have more depth, more replayability, and more investment in your soldiers and this extension will give us the time we need to deliver on our promise to you.

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Reviews update: Metal Gear Solid V, Mad Max, Gears of War Ultimate Edition

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Reviews update: Metal Gear Solid V, Mad Max, Gears of War Ultimate Edition

Hideo Kojima’s much-anticipated Metal Gear Solid V is out today on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and tomorrow on Windows PC, but unfortunately we are unlikely to have a review up for a week or two. That’s because we did not attend the game’s review event, and Konami has not supplied us with a review copy, so we are starting what looks to be a massive game at the same time as some of you are.

As such, we are not yet sure what form our coverage will take. We might publish a preliminary review in a week or so and update it as we progress, publish a full review later, or simply not publish one at all. It’s all going to depend what Tim wants to do – he paid for his own copy of the game, after all. In the meantime, you can check out what our forum users think of it here.

Similarly, Warner Bros hasn’t yet supplied us with a review copy of Mad Max, which is out tomorrow on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC. Annoyingly, it’s not unusual for us to receive review copies on or very close to launch day (or not at all, we rarely know what the case will be), so our review for this one will also be delayed. Should a copy arrive, we’ll do our best to get a review up in a timely fashion.

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Uncharted 4 release date announced

Uncharted 4 release date announced

Uncharted 4 will launch for PlayStation 4 on March 18, 2016, Naughty Dog has announced.

You can see details of the game's Special Edition, Libertalia Collector’s Edition, and Digital Deluxe Edition on PlayStation Blog.

The game is set three years after the events of Uncharted 3, and finds Nathan Drake retired and settled into a normal life with his wife Elena Fisher. However, his world is turned upside down when his older brother Sam, long believed dead, suddenly appears seeking his help.

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Mortal Kombat X is no longer coming to X360 or PS3

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Mortal Kombat X is no longer coming to X360 or PS3

The last-gen console versions of Mortal Kombat X have been cancelled.

The game’s PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions simply weren’t up to scratch, said publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

“Please know our teams worked diligently to meet the quality standards set by the current-gen versions of the game,” it said.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has a release date

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has a release date

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will launch globally on February 23, 2016 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC, publisher Square Enix and developer Eidos-Montréal have announced.

Mankind Divided is set in 2029 in the Czech Republic capital Prague, two years after the events of Human Revolution. Adam Jensen returns as the protagonist, working with an international coalition to halt a rising tide of terrorist attacks, while the public rallies against those with augmentations.

Eidos-Montréal previously announced that stealth is a viable tactic all the way through the game including the boss fights, and that there will be a New Game+ mode.

The game’s PC port will be handled by Nixxes Software, which has previously worked on ports for Square Enix games including Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Tomb Raider, Hitman Absolution, Thief, and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris.

Today, Square Enix also revealed a pre-order scheme wherein increasing tiers of bonuses will be unlocked as more copies of the game are reserved. You can see the scheme on the official pre-order site.

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Guild Wars 2 now free, Heart of Thorns expansion detailed

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Guild Wars 2 now free, Heart of Thorns expansion detailed

You can now play Guild Wars 2 for free.

The game’s transition to free comes nearly three years to the day after it launched as a buy-to-play MMO without a subscription.

Since then, more than five million copies have been sold, and more than 40 major content updates delivered to players free of charge.

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The producers of Iron Man are working on a Borderlands film

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The producers of Iron Man are working on a Borderlands film

Lionsgate is working with Gearbox Software and Take-Two Interactive to create a film adaptation of Borderlands.

The Borderlands film creative team will be led by producers Avi and Ari Arad, who were responsible Iron Man, Spider Man, The Amazing Spider Man, X-Men, Ghost Rider and Blade.

Avi Arad is also working on adaptations of Uncharted and Ghost in the Shell.

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Street Fighter V beta kicks off again tomorrow

Street Fighter V beta kicks off again tomorrow

Capcom is taking another swing at a Street Fight V beta on PS4, starting tomorrow.

The worldwide beta test will begin Saturday August 29 at 11AM NZT, and will continue for five days, ending on Thursday, September 3 at 2AM NZT.

“As a lot of you may have known, we’ve recently been holding regional server stress tests and have experienced minimal issues,” said Capcom.

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This War of Mine: The Little Ones coming to console

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This War of Mine: The Little Ones coming to console

An expanded version of harrowing survival sim This War of Mine is coming to current-gen consoles.

This War of Mine: The Little Ones explores the hardships of wartime survival as seen from an entirely new perspective; that of a child.

Based on This War of Mine, The Little Ones puts you in charge of a group of adults and children stuck in the middle of hell, trying to survive in a besieged city; struggling with lack of food, medicine and constant danger. The question is: how far will you go to make it through another day?

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Double Fine's latest is Headlander, a sci-fi about a disembodied head

Double Fine's latest is Headlander, a sci-fi about a disembodied head

The next game from Broken Age developer Double Fine is a 2D side-scroller that puts you in control of the last human head in the universe.

Headlander is based on ‘70s sci-fi, and is a comedic Metroid-style title about adventure, combat and exploration.

Initially the player moves via a jetpack-thruster throat, and can take over the bodies of various robots to work their way around a mysterious space station, solving puzzles and battling enemies via cover-oriented combat.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 crowdfunded in less than a day

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 crowdfunded in less than a day

Divinity: Original Sin 2 has surpassed its Kickstarter target, fewer than 12 hours after it went live.

In a video update, Larian founder Swen Vincke expressed his surprise at the campaign’s popularity.

“It went so fast that we’ve been caught off-guard, so we haven‘t been able to finish up all the preparations for the stretch goals but rest assured they’re coming to you very soon – most likely tomorrow,” he said.

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DA: Inquisition gets epilogue DLC

DA: Inquisition gets epilogue DLC

The final piece of DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition is an epilogue that takes place two years after the main game.

According to BioWare, Trespasser explores what it's like to be a world-saving organisation when the world no longer needs saving. It's a chance to meet and talk with old friends, to uncover a new threat, and ultimately decide the fate of the Inquisition you worked so hard to build. It might just contain hints about the future of Thedas, too.

Trespasser is the third piece of story DLC BioWare has added to Inquisition, the other two being Jaws of Hakkon and The Descent. It will release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC on September 9.

BioWare also announced a patch targeting Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC that includes a couple of treats in addition to the usual fixes.

News Index


Reviews update: Metal Gear Solid V, Mad Max, Gears of War Ultimate Edition
Reviews update: Metal Gear Solid V, Mad Max, Gears of War Ultimate Edition
EDITOR'S BLOG We can explain.
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XCOM 2 won't be invading earth this year
XCOM 2 won't be invading earth this year
NEWS "We just need a little more time."
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Uncharted 4 release date announced
Uncharted 4 release date announced
NEWS Special and Collector's Editions detailed.
PS4
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has a release date
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has a release date
NEWS And a confusing pre-order scheme.
PC, XO, PS4
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Mortal Kombat X is no longer coming to X360 or PS3
Mortal Kombat X is no longer coming to X360 or PS3
NEWS Quality problems.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
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New doco shows how Fruit Ninja saved Brisbane's Halfbrick Studios
SNIPPET
Guild Wars 2 now free, Heart of Thorns expansion detailed
Guild Wars 2 now free, Heart of Thorns expansion detailed
NEWS Raids incoming.
PC
RPG: MMO
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The producers of Iron Man are working on a Borderlands film
The producers of Iron Man are working on a Borderlands film
NEWS No casting details yet.
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DA: Inquisition gets epilogue DLC
DA: Inquisition gets epilogue DLC
NEWS Also a collectibles sync, wardrobe.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
RPG: Action
Street Fighter V beta kicks off again tomorrow
Street Fighter V beta kicks off again tomorrow
NEWS "We expect everything to run continuously."
Here are all 460 cars that will be available in Forza Motorsport 6
Here are all 460 cars that will be available in Forza Motorsport 6
SNIPPET
XO
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Double Fine's latest is Headlander, a sci-fi about a disembodied head
Double Fine's latest is Headlander, a sci-fi about a disembodied head
NEWS Ain't got nobody.
Here’s some sweet concept art from Star Wars Battlefront’s Battle of Jakku
Here’s some sweet concept art from Star Wars Battlefront’s Battle of Jakku
SNIPPET
PC, XO, PS4
This War of Mine: The Little Ones coming to console
This War of Mine: The Little Ones coming to console
NEWS War child.
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Divinity: Original Sin 2 crowdfunded in less than a day
Divinity: Original Sin 2 crowdfunded in less than a day
NEWS Well deserved.
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Assassin's Creed Syndicate hits PC a month after console
Assassin's Creed Syndicate hits PC a month after console
NEWS For polish and optimisation reasons.
PC, XO, PS4
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The Secret World studio returns to single player with sinister horror The Park
The Secret World studio returns to single player with sinister horror The Park
NEWS "Short, but intense."
Cliffy B's latest is team-based FPS LawBreakers
Cliffy B's latest is team-based FPS LawBreakers
NEWS Formerly Project Bluestreak.
Watch 15 minutes of gameplay from Dying Light: The Following
SNIPPET Techland runs over zombies.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Gears Of War was inspired by Cliff Bleszinski's failed marriage
Gears Of War was inspired by Cliff Bleszinski's failed marriage
NEWS CliffyB bares his soul.
XO
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GOG Galaxy can now roll back unwanted game updates
GOG Galaxy can now roll back unwanted game updates
NEWS When version 1.06 is the best vintage.
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YouTube Gaming streaming service launches tomorrow
YouTube Gaming streaming service launches tomorrow
NEWS Serious competition for Twitch.
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Xbox Live Games with Gold September lineup is here
SNIPPET Raid tombs, cry "sis".
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GTA V graphical mod makes a pretty game prettier
GTA V graphical mod makes a pretty game prettier
NEWS That water!
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
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Metal Gear Solid 5 microtransactions still under question
Metal Gear Solid 5 microtransactions still under question
NEWS What are Mother Base coins?
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Stealth
Horizon: Zero Dawn's RPG mechanics lie between Assassin's Creed and Skyrim
Horizon: Zero Dawn's RPG mechanics lie between Assassin's Creed and Skyrim
NEWS "A much bigger challenge".
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Core PC gamer base is "rather tiny", says Steam Spy creator
Core PC gamer base is "rather tiny", says Steam Spy creator
NEWS Most games bought by just 1.3m users.
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Here are your PS+ monthly free games for September
SNIPPET Feat. the Vote To Play winner.
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Rock Band 4 is compatible with these legacy instruments
Rock Band 4 is compatible with these legacy instruments
NEWS PS4 players rejoice.
XO, PS4
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Frozenbyte VP addresses complaints about "too short" Trine 3
Frozenbyte VP addresses complaints about "too short" Trine 3
NEWS Going 3D costs money.
PC
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