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Ubisoft might bring Assassin's Creed Rogue to PC

Ubisoft might bring Assassin's Creed Rogue to PC

Assassin's Creed Rogue might make it on to PC, Ubisoft says.

The game is currently only slated for an Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 release, unlike bigger brother Assassin’s Creed Unity, which is coming to last-gen and new-gen consoles as well as PC.

However, speaking in a Uplay Q&A video, Rogue associate producer Karl Von Der Luhe said community feedback has made a PC version a real possibility.

"We've heard a lot of response requesting a PC version, so we'll be looking into that very soon," said Von Der Luhe.

Assassin's Creed Rogue puts players in the boots of Shay Patrick Cormac, an Assassin who switches sides to become a Templar after being betrayed by the Brotherhood.

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Microsoft unveils wired controller for Xbox One and PC

Microsoft unveils wired controller for Xbox One and PC

Microsoft has unveiled a wired controller that works on both Xbox One and Windows PC.

According to Microsoft, the aptly-named Xbox One Controller + Cable “is the culmination of over 200 prototypes; featuring over 40 awesome innovations, it’s the best PC controller Microsoft has ever produced”.

It functions both as a wired and a wireless controller, and after being plugged in to any USB slot updates automatically.

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Phantasmal is a Kiwi survival horror roguelike that needs your money

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Phantasmal is a Kiwi survival horror roguelike that needs your money

A local developer who left steady employment to make games full-time at age 39 is looking to crowdfund a procedurally-generated survival horror title for PC.

EyeMobi founder Joe Chang put in 14 years of corporate IT work and a stint at his wife’s immigration business before he decided it was finally time to take the plunge and pursue his real passion: video games. “Secretly, it’s all I wanted to do,” he says. By 2012, the now or never moment arrived: “Bugger it, I’m actually going to try and make something from something I like doing.”

That time in IT wasn’t wasted of course: Chang was a software tester and test manager, so his transition from HTML5 games to mobile to PC was smoother than you might expect.

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Trade Offers removed from FIFA 15's Ultimate Team mode

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Trade Offers removed from FIFA 15's Ultimate Team mode

Trade Offers will not be an option in FIFA 15’s Ultimate Team mode, as EA continues to wage war on cheaters in the best-selling football franchise.

In prior versions of the game, Trade Offers allowed users to exchange items directly rather than rely on the game's auction mechanism.

Trade Offers were in the game so players could barter or share items with friends, but the system quickly became the domain of coin sellers.

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Free update adds two new companions to Divinity: Original Sin

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Free update adds two new companions to Divinity: Original Sin

Two new companions have been added to Larian Studios’ CRPG Divinity: Original Sin thanks to a free update.

The Bear and the Burglar DLC pack is available for free via Steam or simply by updating the game on GOG, and places two new companions – a ranger and a rogue – in Cyseal, ready to join your party.

Both have unique story arcs, but must be convinced that spending time with you is a good idea.

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SteamWorld Heist is a turn-based non-sequel to SteamWorld Dig

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SteamWorld Heist is a turn-based non-sequel to SteamWorld Dig

SteamWorld Dig developer Image & Form has announced SteamWorld Heist, but don’t call it a sequel.

Where Dig was a platform action-adventure, Heist is a turn-based strategy game that takes place in the same world.

According to Image & Form, SteamWorld Heist is a game about space adventures and survival, wherein players recruit a team of ragtag robots to explore and scavenge the remains of a destroyed world.

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Destiny reviews may have seen Bungie miss US$2.5m quality bonus

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Destiny reviews may have seen Bungie miss US$2.5m quality bonus

The warm but not volcanic reception Destiny has received might mean that Bungie misses out on a cool US$2.5m “quality bonus”.

A clause in a 2010 contract between Activision and Bungie – which was made public thanks to the legal battle between Activision and Vince Zampella and Jason West – states:

“Activision shall pay to Licensor a quality bonus (the "Quality Bonus") in the amount of Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,500,000) should Destiny Game #1 achieve a rating of at least 90 as determined by gamerankings.com (or equivalent reputable services if gamerankings.com is no longer in sen/ice) as of thirty (30) days following the commercial release of Destiny Game #1 on Xbox 360.”

With the game currently sitting at 76 percent on GameRankings, it seems unlikely this target will be met, although it’s worth noting that the contract may have been overhauled in the years since 2010.

In her 8/10 review, Gameplanet's Siobhan Keogh called Destiny "Far from perfect, but pretty good".

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New-gen versions of WWE 2K15 suffer minor delay

New-gen versions of WWE 2K15 suffer minor delay

New-gen versions of wrestling game WWE 2K15 have been delayed a few weeks so extra polish can be applied.

The game launches on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 31, but won’t be out on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 until November 21.

"Visual Concepts and Yuke's are committed to delivering the most authentic and action-packed WWE experience to date, including release for the very first time on next-generation consoles,” said Visual Concepts boss Greg Thomas.

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Hearthstone surpasses 20 million players

Hearthstone surpasses 20 million players

More than 20 million people have played Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Blizzard has announced.

The publisher made the announcement over Twitter. "Thank you all for joining us in Hearthstone," said Blizzard. "We're going to need a bigger tavern!"

Hearthstone came out of beta on PC and Mac in March. The free-to-play collectible card game is also currently available on iPad.

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Super Smash Bros. demo only allows 30 matches in total

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Super Smash Bros. demo only allows 30 matches in total

A free demo for all-star fighting game Super Smash Bros. will soon be available on 2DS and 3DS, but it can only be played 30 times in total.

The demo launches on September 20, and will be available from the Nintendo eShop.

However, some Club Nintendo members will get early access to an unrestricted version of the demo via an email that Nintendo is sending out today.

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Microsoft acquires Minecraft and Mojang for US$2.5b

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Microsoft acquires Minecraft and Mojang for US$2.5b

As rumoured, Microsoft has acquired Swedish developer Mojang and smash hit sandbox title Minecraft for US$2.5 billion.

As a result of the sale, Mojang co-founders Markus "Notch" Persson, Carl Manneh, and Jakob Porsér are all leaving the company

Mojang's Owen Hill shed some light on why Notch made the decision to sell and leave Mojang in a post on the company’s blog.

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EA vows to "re-establish a player-first culture"

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EA vows to "re-establish a player-first culture"

EA wants start prioritising players again, EA CEO Andrew Wilson says.

Speaking at the GamesBeat Conference in San Francisco this morning (as reported by Polygon), Wilson laid out three things he wants his company to achieve over the next three years.

"The first is to re-establish a player-first culture in the company," he said, implying that EA has not been doing so.

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New Titanfall DLC map 'Zone 18' revealed

New Titanfall DLC map 'Zone 18' revealed

Respawn has shared the first screenshots and details about Zone 18, a new Titanfall map coming up in the IMC Rising downloadable content pack.

Zone 18 is an old IMC base hidden in the wilderness of the Dakota system where IMC robotics research continues in secret, despite the destruction of Hammond Robotics' corporate headquarters.

Respawn describes Zone 18 as a fast-paced environment with two main sections divided by a supply path.

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Notch on Minecraft sale: "It's not about the money. It’s about my sanity."

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Notch on Minecraft sale: "It's not about the money. It’s about my sanity."

The sale of Minecraft and Mojang to Microsoft was actioned to keep Mojang co-founder Markus "Notch" Persson sane, he says.

In a post on his personal blog, Persson – the creator of sandbox phenomenon Minecraft – has detailed how he felt so overwhelmed by Minecraft’s staggering success that selling the game ended up being the only option.

“It’s not about the money. It’s about my sanity,” he wrote.

“I don’t see myself as a real game developer. I make games because it’s fun, and because I love games and I love to program, but I don’t make games with the intention of them becoming huge hits, and I don’t try to change the world.

“Minecraft certainly became a huge hit, and people are telling me it’s changed games. I never meant for it to do either. It’s certainly flattering, and to gradually get thrust into some kind of public spotlight is interesting."

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Microsoft unveils wired controller for Xbox One and PC
Microsoft unveils wired controller for Xbox One and PC
NEWS Works wirelessly as well.
PC, XO
Ubisoft might bring Assassin's Creed Rogue to PC
Ubisoft might bring Assassin's Creed Rogue to PC
NEWS "We'll be looking into that very soon."
Phantasmal is a Kiwi survival horror roguelike that needs your money
Phantasmal is a Kiwi survival horror roguelike that needs your money
NEWS Randomised scares within.
6
Trade Offers removed from FIFA 15's Ultimate Team mode
Trade Offers removed from FIFA 15's Ultimate Team mode
NEWS Battling coin sellers.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, 3DS, Vita
7
Free update adds two new companions to Divinity: Original Sin
Free update adds two new companions to Divinity: Original Sin
NEWS Also includes fixes, polish.
PC, Mac
1
Destiny reviews may have seen Bungie miss US$2.5m quality bonus
Destiny reviews may have seen Bungie miss US$2.5m quality bonus
NEWS First Raid now live.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
7
New-gen versions of WWE 2K15 suffer minor delay
New-gen versions of WWE 2K15 suffer minor delay
NEWS For extra coat of fake tan and baby oil.
SteamWorld Heist is a turn-based non-sequel to SteamWorld Dig
SteamWorld Heist is a turn-based non-sequel to SteamWorld Dig
NEWS Same universe, different genre.
1
Hearthstone surpasses 20 million players
Hearthstone surpasses 20 million players
NEWS Digital CCG passes milestone.
PC, Mac, iOS, Android
Super Smash Bros. demo only allows 30 matches in total
Super Smash Bros. demo only allows 30 matches in total
NEWS Unless you're special.
WiiU, 3DS
1
EA vows to "re-establish a player-first culture"
EA vows to "re-establish a player-first culture"
NEWS Okay, now walk the walk.
9
Notch on Minecraft sale: "It's not about the money. It’s about my sanity."
Notch on Minecraft sale: "It's not about the money. It’s about my sanity."
NEWS Seeks lower profile.
PC, 360, XO, PS4
10
Microsoft acquires Minecraft and Mojang for US$2.5b
Microsoft acquires Minecraft and Mojang for US$2.5b
NEWS Notch leaves Mojang.
PC, 360, XO, PS4
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New Titanfall DLC map 'Zone 18' revealed
New Titanfall DLC map 'Zone 18' revealed
NEWS Screenshots inside.
PC, 360, XO
Saints Row creative director takes up new role at Valve
Saints Row creative director takes up new role at Valve
NEWS Steve Jaros moves on after 10 years.
2
Microsoft to announce Minecraft studio acquisition tomorrow - report
Microsoft to announce Minecraft studio acquisition tomorrow - report
NEWS For US$2.5bn.
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Moving from Halo to Destiny was liberating, says Bungie
Moving from Halo to Destiny was liberating, says Bungie
NEWS On creative freedom.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
11
Vita posting year-on-year growth
Vita posting year-on-year growth
NEWS Finding its niche, says Sony.
3
GTA V for new-gen and PC dated
GTA V for new-gen and PC dated
NEWS Plus, a new trailer.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
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Bungie details five Destiny events coming this month
Bungie details five Destiny events coming this month
NEWS Including a new raid.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
4
League of Legends announces new Ascension mode
League of Legends announces new Ascension mode
NEWS New dynamics.
3
Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones is coming exclusively to Wii U next month
Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones is coming exclusively to Wii U next month
NEWS Former Bastard returns.
DriveClub Season Pass and free updates detailed
DriveClub Season Pass and free updates detailed
NEWS Monthly updates until June.
PS4
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Bayonetta 2 has a price and release date
Bayonetta 2 has a price and release date
NEWS May be bundled with first game.
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will get an episodic release first
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will get an episodic release first
NEWS First story details emerge.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
First-person survival title Dying Light has a release date
First-person survival title Dying Light has a release date
NEWS Sooner than expected.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
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FIFA 15 demo available now
FIFA 15 demo available now
NEWS Kick off on PS3, 4, 360 and PC.
5
Watch Dogs for Wii U gets local release date
Watch Dogs for Wii U gets local release date
NEWS Coming this November.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, WiiU
Action: Third-Person
1
Assassin's Creed Unity's co-op Heists explained in new video
Assassin's Creed Unity's co-op Heists explained in new video
NEWS Procedurally generated content.
PC, XO, PS4
Destiny has made its colossal budget back
Destiny has made its colossal budget back
NEWS Acti claims two sales records.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
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