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Cyberpunk stealth shooter Metrocide is out today

Cyberpunk stealth shooter Metrocide is out today on Windows and Mac

An Australian-made shooter inspired by Syndicate and the 2D Grand Theft Auto games is hitting Steam Early Access today.

Metrocide is a rapid-fire cyberpunk arcade stealth shooter that developer Flat Earth Games co-founders Rohan and Leigh Harris reckon is hard enough to have even the most dedicated players in fits.

A couple of our friends looked at it and said ‘This is Dark Souls-level difficult’, and I’ve rubbed my hands together and gone, ‘Excellent’.Leigh Harris, Flat Earth Games

In fact, the game was only placed in Steam’s Early Access programme so its difficulty could be assessed by a wider audience. The player character is killed by a single bullet, and the game features permadeath.

“A couple of our friends looked at it and said ‘This is Dark Souls-level difficult’, and I’ve rubbed my hands together and gone, ‘Excellent’,” says Leigh, the game’s designer.

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New Indiegogo campaign designed to harass Valve into making Half-Life 3

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New Indiegogo campaign designed to harass Valve into making Half-Life 3

Two avid Half-Life fans have started a new crowdfunding campaign designed to coerce Valve into creating and releasing a third game in the series.

Chris Salem and Kyle Mazzei, who both work for the marketing firm McKee Wallwork & Co, seek US$150,000 via the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to create an advertising campaign demanding Valve make "Half-Life 3". The campaign will be expressly targeted at Valve's 300 employees, says the duo.

Unlike Kickstarter, Indiegogo accommodates tiers of funding. Salem and Mazzei have four tiered goals:

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Limbo for Xbox One outed by Korean ratings board

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Limbo for Xbox One outed by Korean ratings board

It would appear that Playdead's acclaimed monochrome platformer Limbo is coming to Xbox One.

The game has been submitted to Korea's ratings authority, GRAC, for approval.

Neither Microsoft nor Playdead have made any official comment on Limbo coming to Xbox One.

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Bungie outlines changes coming to Destiny's Vault of Glass

Bungie outlines changes coming to Destiny's Vault of Glass

Bungie is planning changes to Destiny's ultimate PvE encounter, which will make the experience more challenging.

The final boss in Destiny's first Raid is called Atheon. In the final phase of the encounter Atheon teleports the three players furthest from it into secondary areas on Venus and Mars. The most common strategy employed by raiders is for three select players to ensure they're the furthest from the boss when it uses its "Timestream" teleporting ability.

"The encounter goal for Atheon is to act as a climax and the culmination of learning for a given Raid group," said Bungie community manager David "DeeJ" Dague. "Part of that is making sure that each player in your group can perform every job as required.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection needs a 20GB day one update

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection needs a 20GB day one update

There is a 20GB day one update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Microsoft has announced.

The update includes "features and multiplayer content", and adds to the game’s 45GB install size.

Only the game’s campaigns will be available before the update is downloaded. However, the update will be available for download before the game launches for those that pre-order the digital edition.

“Yes, the update is large, but we weren't about to cut corners to save disc space,” said Microsoft.

“This ensures that you are getting every bit of Halo goodness we can fit in.

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Supreme Ruler Ultimate connects prior games together in a new engine

Supreme Ruler Ultimate connects prior games together in a new engine

Upgraded versions of all four titles in the Supreme Ruler grand strategy series are now available in a single all-encompassing game for Windows and Mac.

BattleGoat Studios’ Supreme Ruler Ultimate is a collection of the stories, campaigns, scenarios, and features from Supreme Ruler 2010, Supreme Ruler 2020, Supreme Ruler Cold War, and Supreme Ruler 1936, and the whole lot now run in an improved game engine.

Players can now take control of any nation in the world in any period from World War II through the Cold War and into the near future, and from there play a campaign, scenario, or custom game.

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Project Cars delayed to avoid other big November releases

Project Cars delayed to avoid other big November releases

Project Cars has been delayed until March 20 next year, Namco Bandai has announced.

The publisher said the game’s release has been pushed back so further polish can be applied, but also to give it a release date that “allows the game the greatest chance of success and visibility”.

Project Cars is in development at Slightly Mad Studios, and was due out on November 21 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with a Wii U version pegged for 2015.

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Friday Briefing: Dragon Age Inquisition, Resident Evil Revelations 2, and more

Friday Briefing: Dragon Age Inquisition, Resident Evil Revelations 2, and more

Sci-fi first-person shooter Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000 is available for free on GOG.com today. All you have to do is join the beta test of GOG Galaxy, a Steam-style game client and the game’s all yours.

Fast-paced local multiplayer twin-stick shooter In Space We Brawl is out now on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 for US$12. Players select a ship a weapon from 100+ different combinations, and battle it out over eight different locations. Players will also face “environmental space hazards such as solar winds, black holes, and alien nests that they must carefully navigate or use to their advantage when fighting against other players,” says developer Forge Reply.

A patch looking to fix problems plaguing the online functions within NBA2K15 has been submitted to Sony and Microsoft by 2K, and will be available in the next few days. .

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Sony teases new features coming in PS4 system update 2.00

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Sony teases new features coming in PS4 system update 2.00

Sony has released some new details regarding what's in store for the PlayStation 4 system update 2.00.

As previously announced, Share Play, YouTube support, and Themes will all be included in update 2.00.

Today, Sony has added that the update will include a Players You May Know feature, a USB music player that will allow you to listen your own music while playing and more content filtering and cataloging options.

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Google announces Nexus console

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Google announces Nexus console

Google has announced its entry into the home console market with the Google Nexus Player.

The Nexus will retail in the US for US$99, the same price as Amazon's Fire TV console. Like Amazon's console, the Nexus will allow users to play games and stream media.

The Nexus features an Intel Atom 1.8GHz quad-core processor, 8GB storage, 1GB of RAM, and an Android TV operating system designed for set-top boxes.

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Rugby 15 coming in November

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Rugby 15 coming in November

HB Studios has announced that Rugby 15 will be released in New Zealand this November for PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita.

Rugby 15 is built on the Unity Engine. HB claims the game is easily accessible but features deep, technical systems that will satisfy invested players.

Rugby 15 hasn't secured licensing agreements from any of the rugby world's biggest unions, competitions, or governing bodies, so don't expect to play as the All Blacks or the Crusaders.

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Ultraviolent mass-murder sim Hatred linked to Polish far-right extremists

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Ultraviolent mass-murder sim Hatred linked to Polish far-right extremists

Updated 17/10/2014 9:30pm:

The Polish studio behind Hatred has links to far-right extremist groups, according to a report by FNVG.

The public Facebook page of Destructive Creations CEO Jarosław Zieliński displays an endorsement of the Polska Liga Obrony (Polish Defence League), an Islamophobic, anti-immigration, nationalist group in Poland.

A photo of the development team on the game's website shows another team member wearing a shirt depicting Żołnierze wyklęci (Cursed soldiers), a historical anti-communist paramilitary group.

News Index


Cyberpunk stealth shooter Metrocide is out today on Windows and Mac
Cyberpunk stealth shooter Metrocide is out today on Windows and Mac
SPOTLIGHT From Sydney studio Flat Earth Games.
PC, Mac
New Indiegogo campaign designed to harass Valve into making Half-Life 3
New Indiegogo campaign designed to harass Valve into making Half-Life 3
NEWS Advertising used for evil!?
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Limbo for Xbox One outed by Korean ratings board
Limbo for Xbox One outed by Korean ratings board
NEWS A modern classic returns.
PC, 360, XO, Vita
1
Bungie outlines changes coming to Destiny's Vault of Glass
Bungie outlines changes coming to Destiny's Vault of Glass
NEWS Timestream randomised.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
Supreme Ruler Ultimate connects prior games together in a new engine
Supreme Ruler Ultimate connects prior games together in a new engine
NEWS Grand strategy made grander.
Project Cars delayed to avoid other big November releases
Project Cars delayed to avoid other big November releases
NEWS Also needs polish.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Halo: The Master Chief Collection needs a 20GB day one update
Halo: The Master Chief Collection needs a 20GB day one update
NEWS Total install is 65GB.
XO
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Ultraviolent mass-murder sim Hatred linked to Polish far-right extremists
Ultraviolent mass-murder sim Hatred linked to Polish far-right extremists
NEWS Warning: graphic trailer.
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Friday Briefing: Dragon Age Inquisition, Resident Evil Revelations 2, and more
Friday Briefing: Dragon Age Inquisition, Resident Evil Revelations 2, and more
NEWS A dose of bite-sized news.
Google announces Nexus console
Google announces Nexus console
NEWS US$99, coming in November.
2
Sony teases new features coming in PS4 system update 2.00
Sony teases new features coming in PS4 system update 2.00
NEWS Players You May Know, USB music.
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Rugby 15 coming in November
Rugby 15 coming in November
NEWS To new-gen and last-gen.
5
E3 organiser speaks out against GamerGate
E3 organiser speaks out against GamerGate
NEWS "They have to stop."
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Media Design School to host 2015 Global Game Jam
Media Design School to host 2015 Global Game Jam
NEWS Takes place January 23-25.
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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare added to EA Access
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare added to EA Access
NEWS Six games now available on the program.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
Halo: Spartan Strike is a Spartan Assault sequel devoid of microtransactions
Halo: Spartan Strike is a Spartan Assault sequel devoid of microtransactions
NEWS Coming to Windows devces this year.
Ubisoft briefly considered creating Far Cry 3.5
Ubisoft briefly considered creating Far Cry 3.5
NEWS For about four days.
PC, XO, PS4
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Dragon Age producer: 30 frames a second is suitable for some games
Dragon Age producer: 30 frames a second is suitable for some games
NEWS What players want also important.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
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Play 10 games for free this weekend in Steam promo
Play 10 games for free this weekend in Steam promo
NEWS Also, get PayDay for free tomorrow.
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Saints Row: Gat out of Hell crazy weapons detailed
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell crazy weapons detailed
NEWS Game coming a week early.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
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Killer Instinct Season 2 brings higher resolution, includes Raptor and Cinder
Killer Instinct Season 2 brings higher resolution, includes Raptor and Cinder
NEWS Whole game rebalanced.
XO
Fighting
Football Manager 2015 improvements and release date detailed
Football Manager 2015 improvements and release date detailed
NEWS Better lighting, AI, animations, and more.
Free prelude to puzzler The Talos Principle available now on PC and mobile
Free prelude to puzzler The Talos Principle available now on PC and mobile
NEWS From Serious Sam creator Croteam.
Master Chief is the star of Halo 5
Master Chief is the star of Halo 5
NEWS Locke is a primary character.
XO
Action: First-Person
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EA's FIFA series sees massive growth in the local market
EA's FIFA series sees massive growth in the local market
NEWS Up 62% on last year.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, 3DS, Vita
Mortal Kombat X to get prequel comic series
Mortal Kombat X to get prequel comic series
NEWS Warner plays up story elements.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
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There will be no quick-scoping in COD: Advanced Warfare
There will be no quick-scoping in COD: Advanced Warfare
NEWS On class balancing.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
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Gran Turismo 7 for PS4 coming in 2015 or 2016
Gran Turismo 7 for PS4 coming in 2015 or 2016
NEWS Yamauchi on PS3's difficulties.
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Server bugs are still keeping Driveclub offline for many
Server bugs are still keeping Driveclub offline for many
NEWS What a disaster.
PS4
1
Assassin's Creed Rogue is coming to PC after all
Assassin's Creed Rogue is coming to PC after all
NEWS In early 2015.
360, PS3