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Gameplanet 2015 readership survey

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Gameplanet 2015 readership survey

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The information you submit is anonymous and used purely to help us understand our audience. This in turn will help our editorial team produce more content that's relevant and useful to you — and help our colleagues in the ads team do their jobs, which enables Gameplanet to pay its bills.

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Bloodborne patch 1.03 now live

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Bloodborne patch 1.03 now live

A patch that addresses performance issues and load times in Bloodborne has gone live on PlayStation Network.

The most significant change is the reduction of load times by approximately 5 to 15 seconds. The patch also addresses a bug by which the game becomes much easier after running for 24 hours.

Reduced loading times (by approx. 5-15 seconds; may vary by circumstance)
Fixed bug that left certain lifts and elevators inoperable
Fixed bug that resulted in bosses becoming immobilized
Fixed bug that left players unable to advance NPC events during multi-play
When the PS4 is put into Rest Mode during online play, the game will now return to the main title screen upon resuming play. This will resolve matchmaking issues related to Suspend/Resume
Other various bug fixes

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Marvel and TellTale to team up in 2017

Marvel and TellTale to team up in 2017

The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones developer TellTale games has announced a new partnership with Marvel.

The partnership was announced yesterday in San Francisco. "We're excited to reveal an all-new partnership with the incredible team at Marvel Entertainment," said Telltale. "We'll be teaming up on the development of an upcoming Telltale game series project set to premiere in 2017!"

The deal with Marvel is the latest in a string of new partnerships for the studio.

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Rocksteady reveals Arkham Knight PC specs

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Rocksteady reveals Arkham Knight PC specs

Rocksteady has shared its minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specifications for the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight.

To run the game in the black, players will need 8GB RAM, 3GB graphics memory and 55GB of free hard drive space.

The system specs presented below were presented by Nvidia, hence the lack of information on competing GPU brands.

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Xbox One sales slow down in the latest quarter

Xbox One sales slow down in the latest quarter

A mixed quarterly earnings report from Microsoft reports that sales of the Xbox One have slowed while revenue generated by Xbox Live has grown.

Microsoft cited “increased users and deeper user engagement” as the reason for a 30 percent increase in revenue from Xbox Live. Xbox Live users increased by 18 percent over the quarter.

However, Xbox platform revenue was down 24 percent or US$306 million over the same period. The decrease was precipitated by both a decline in volume and lower pricing. Microsoft sold 1.6 million Xbox One consoles over the quarter, compared to 2 million year-on-year.

Over the nine months to 31 March, computing and gaming hardware revenue increased US$499 million year-on-year, largely on the back of higher revenue from Surface. However it was only a 6 percent increase as the gains were offset by the Xbox platform's shrinkage.

Microsoft first-party games, now including a significant contribution from the recently acquired Minecraft, increased US$305 million or 83 percent.

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Overlord: Fellowship of Evil promises dirty deeds, done co-op

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Overlord: Fellowship of Evil promises dirty deeds, done co-op

A new Overlord game is coming to new-gen and PC this year, Codemasters has announced.

According to the developer, Overlord: Fellowship of Evil is “a fresh breath of putrid air in fantasy action RPG gaming”.

Series writer Rhianna Pratchett (Tomb Raider) and voice of Gnarl Marc Silk both return, in what Codemasters call “a brand new, darkly comic quest”.

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Assassin's Creed creator announces Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

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Assassin's Creed creator announces Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

The latest game from Assassin's Creed creator Patrice Désilets is an episodic third-person survival title called Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey.

As reported by Eurogamer, Désilets announced the game with a brief teaser at the Reboot Develop 2015 conference in Dubrovnik.

"Through each episodes [sic], we want the player to relive the greatest moments of mankind with a documentary twist,” said the former Ubisoft creative director.

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Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty will be Cross-Buy after all

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Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty will be Cross-Buy after all

If you own Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty on PlayStation 4, you can get it on Vita for free once that version is released.

The above applies even if you got the PlayStation 4 version for free via PlayStation Plus.

You can also get the game for free on PlayStation 3 if you want to play it on an older console for some reason.

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Halo 3: ODST hits The Master Chief Collection next month

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Halo 3: ODST hits The Master Chief Collection next month

Halo 3: ODST will likely be added to Halo: The Master Chief Collection next month, 343 Industries has announced.

A remake of popular multiplayer map Relic will drop around the same time.

Those who played The Master Chief Collection before December 19, 2014 will get Halo 3: ODST for free, as part of an apology from 343 for the game’s poor matchmaking at launch.

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Sega unveils Total War: Warhammer – “War on a scale as yet unimagined”

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Sega unveils Total War: Warhammer – “War on a scale as yet unimagined”

Total War: Warhammer has been officially announced for PC, Mac, and SteamOS by Sega and developer The Creative Assembly.

The game’s existence was accidentally outed earlier this year when it was mentioned in a book featuring art from all The Creative Assembly games.

It will be the first in a trilogy, and will tie into two further standalone installments and additional content packs to create the single largest Total War experience ever, featuring “war on a scale as yet unimagined”, according to Sega.

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Sony leapfrogs Microsoft in gaming revenue rankings

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Sony leapfrogs Microsoft in gaming revenue rankings

A strong year has seen Sony climb above Microsoft in the gaming industry revenue rankings.

That's according to market intelligence agency Newzoo, which has released a report indicating near universal growth in the industry.

The world's largest gaming company continues to be Tencent, the Chinese investment holding company that owns Riot Games (League of Legends) and Epic (Unreal engine). Tencent reported 37 percent annual growth with US$7.2 billion in sales.

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Microsoft apologises for streaming PC Witcher 3 footage on Xbox One channel

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Microsoft apologises for streaming PC Witcher 3 footage on Xbox One channel

Microsoft has apologised for airing a misleading The Witcher 3 video on its Xbox One YouTube channel.

The publisher presented footage of an early quest in The Witcher 3, called Precious Cargo, and superimposed an Xbox One logo over it.

However, the recording was of the PC edition, running at 1080p and 60fps. The Xbox One edition of The Witcher 3 will run at 900p and 30fps.

“This morning we posted a new trailer for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to our YouTube channels featuring footage provided by CD Projekt Red that was captured from the PC version of the game and may not be reflective of final Xbox One gameplay," a Microsoft spokesperson said in a prepared statement. "This was in no way intended to misrepresent the title on Xbox One. We have updated the description of the asset to make clear the source and platform of this footage. We apologise for any confusion and look forward to the game arriving on both Xbox One and PC on May 19, 2015."

The Witcher 3 is also coming to PlayStation 4 on May 19.

News Index


Bloodborne patch 1.03 now live
Bloodborne patch 1.03 now live
NEWS Load times addressed.
PS4
RPG: Action
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Marvel and TellTale to team up in 2017
Marvel and TellTale to team up in 2017
NEWS Everyone be cool.
Gameplanet 2015 readership survey
Gameplanet 2015 readership survey
EDITOR'S BLOG Let's talk about you.
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Xbox One sales slow down in the latest quarter
Xbox One sales slow down in the latest quarter
NEWS To 1.6 million.
XO
Rocksteady reveals Arkham Knight PC specs
Rocksteady reveals Arkham Knight PC specs
NEWS Nothing too gruelling.
PC, XO, PS4
7
Overlord: Fellowship of Evil promises dirty deeds, done co-op
Overlord: Fellowship of Evil promises dirty deeds, done co-op
NEWS Coming to new-gen and PC.
1
Assassin's Creed creator announces Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey
Assassin's Creed creator announces Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey
NEWS Still battling for 1666: Amsterdam.
2
Tony Hawk teases his next game with "select your skater" parody
SNIPPET
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Microsoft apologises for streaming PC Witcher 3 footage on Xbox One channel
Microsoft apologises for streaming PC Witcher 3 footage on Xbox One channel
NEWS Visual fidelity too high.
PC, XO, PS4
22
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty will be Cross-Buy after all
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty will be Cross-Buy after all
NEWS Even if you got it on PS+.
PS3, PS4, Vita
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The highly-anticipated Galactic Civilizations III leaves Early Access next month
SNIPPET
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Kingdom Wars II: Battles hits Steam Early Access
SNIPPET
Sega unveils Total War: Warhammer – “War on a scale as yet unimagined”
Sega unveils Total War: Warhammer – “War on a scale as yet unimagined”
NEWS Total Warhammer.
PC, Mac
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NBA 2K15 is free for Xbox Gold members this weekend
SNIPPET
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Halo 3: ODST hits The Master Chief Collection next month
Halo 3: ODST hits The Master Chief Collection next month
NEWS So does Relic.
XO
Action: First-Person
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Sony leapfrogs Microsoft in gaming revenue rankings
Sony leapfrogs Microsoft in gaming revenue rankings
NEWS But Tencent still the largest.
3
Killing Floor 2 is now on Steam Early Access
Killing Floor 2 is now on Steam Early Access
NEWS Three levels, seven characters.
4
Australian govt circulates PSA warning of Minecraft's bad science
Australian govt circulates PSA warning of Minecraft's bad science
NEWS "Diamonds are not used for armour".
PC, 360, XO, PS4, Vita
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Metal Gear Solid V's online player limits unveiled
Metal Gear Solid V's online player limits unveiled
NEWS How many Snakes?
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
Is a new HDMI-capable Vita in the works at Sony?
Is a new HDMI-capable Vita in the works at Sony?
SNIPPET
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Bungie teases Destiny's House of Wolves in new video
Bungie teases Destiny's House of Wolves in new video
NEWS Full reveal tomorrow.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
Battlefront won't just be Battlefield plus Star Wars – DICE
Battlefront won't just be Battlefield plus Star Wars – DICE
NEWS "A fresh, new take."
PC, XO, PS4
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Remedy releases 14 minute Alan Wake 2 prototype video
Remedy releases 14 minute Alan Wake 2 prototype video
NEWS A sequel you'll never see.
PC, 360
Action: Third-Person
Platformer spin-off Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China is out tomorrow
Platformer spin-off Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China is out tomorrow
NEWS Two more to follow.
PC, XO, PS4
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Phil Harrison's new venture will use secret Microsoft tech
Phil Harrison's new venture will use secret Microsoft tech
NEWS A hardware interface of some sort?
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Steam functionality limited until US$5 spent
Steam functionality limited until US$5 spent
NEWS To combat spam and phishing.
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Heroes of the Storm has open beta and full release dates
Heroes of the Storm has open beta and full release dates
NEWS No more progress wipes.
PC
2
Check out this cool live-action Mortal Kombat short
SNIPPET
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Star Wars: Battlefront won’t use Battlelog
SNIPPET
PC, XO, PS4
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Here’s GTA V played with an Oculus Rift, a gun controller, and Virtuix Omni treadmill
SNIPPET
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
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