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Resident Evil Revelations 2 announced

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 announced

Capcom has announced Resident Evil Revelations 2 during Sony's pre-TGS 2014 conference.

The same team that developed the first Revelations game is working on the sequel.

However, the plot links between the two games – if there are any – are not yet known.

Franchise stars Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine will not return, but will instead be replaced by new characters.

Revelations 2 will be playable at the Tokyo Games Show in a couple of weeks.

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Lemmings-style puzzler Flockers is coming to new-gen and PC next month

Lemmings-style puzzler Flockers is coming to new-gen and PC next month

Lemmings-style puzzle title Flockers is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC later this month, developer Team 17 (Worms) has announced.

The game is currently available via Steam Early Access.

According to Team 17, Flockers is “a modern day take on the classic A to B puzzle genre with a generous helping of dark humour for good measure”.

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It's fair that Saints Row was called out by Sarkeesian – Volition creative director

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It's fair that Saints Row was called out by Sarkeesian – Volition creative director

Volition creative director Steve Jaros reckons its fair that Saints Row was called out in the latest video from Anita Sarkeesian.

Speaking with The Escapist, Jaros said that the earlier Saints games were problematic, but also pointed out that Volition has become more mindful of the way it represents women since then.

"I actually tweeted out the link to the video yesterday about women as background objects and said that every game developer should watch this and sometimes is guilty of it," he said.

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[Updated] Australian consumer watchdog sues Valve over Steam refund policies

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[Updated] Australian consumer watchdog sues Valve over Steam refund policies

UPDATE: Following the original story below, Gameplanet contacted the New Zealand Commerce Commission to learn what action, if any, it intended to take on behalf of New Zealanders, and what New Zealanders could do if they believed they had been sold a faulty good from an international digital retailer. Today, the Commerce Commission replied with the following answers:

Q: Will you be taking any action similar to those of the The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to protect the rights of New Zealand consumers?

"The Consumer Guarantees Act is self-enforcing legislation meaning that consumers must seek redress from a supplier or manufacturer directly to resolve their disputes. If the issue is unable to be resolved directly with the supplier or manufacturer then a claim can be made at the Disputes Tribunal.

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PAX Prime 2014 news roundup

PAX Prime 2014 news roundup

The rest of the weekend's news from PAX and beyond, in no particular order:

Deep Silver announced that Saints Row IV is coming to new-gen consoles on January 30 in the form of Saints Row IV: Re-Elected, a graphically-upgraded port by High Voltage Software that will include all Saints Row IV DLC (except the just-announced Gat out of Hell).

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New 3DS models are faster, feature a second analogue input and extra triggers

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New 3DS models are faster, feature a second analogue input and extra triggers

Nintendo has unveiled two new handhelds that update the existing 3DS hardware.

"New 3DS" and "New 3DS XL" feature an analogue nubbin, two extra shoulder buttons, a faster processor, better 3D, a slightly larger screen, a micro-USB slot, and NFC support.

The faster CPU in each of the new handhelds will be required for some 3DS games, such as the just-announced Xenoblade Chronicles 3DS port.

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Sega announces Total War: Rome 2 Emperor Edition

Sega announces Total War: Rome 2 Emperor Edition

Sega has announced a new edition of Total War: Rome II, which will include all content additions, revisions and fixes made to the game in the last year, plus a new singleplayer campaign.

The campaign contained in the Emperor Edition of Total War: Rome II focuses on the Second Triumvirate and subsequent war between Octavian, Marc Antony and Lepidus, who were each vying for the title of Emperor following the death of Julius Caesar.

The campaign will offer "hundreds of hours of sandbox gameplay across a new campaign map," said Sega.

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Gauntlet reboot slips to later in the month

Gauntlet reboot slips to later in the month

Warner Bros.' reboot of co-op dungeon crawler Gauntlet has slipped by 20 days.

The game was initially coming out on September 4, but will now be released on September 24. The game will be released on Steam for Windows PC and Linux for US$19.99.

According to developer Arrowhead Games, the delay is in order to fine tune Gauntlet's multiplayer.

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Icewind Dale Enchanced Edition announced at PAX

Icewind Dale Enchanced Edition announced at PAX

RPG classic Icewind Dale is about to be updated and ported to iOS, Android, Mac, and PC by Beamdog.

The studio most recently released updated versions of Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II.

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition brings a range of additions to the game, originally released in 2000.

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Saints Row IV expansion Gat out of Hell coming 2015

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Saints Row IV expansion Gat out of Hell coming 2015

Volition and Deep Silver have announced a new Saints Row standalone expansion, Saints Row: Gat out of Hell.

The expansion is in development at Volition and High Voltage Software, the latter of which helped Volition with Saints Row IV, and was responsible for the PC ports of Injustice: Gods Among Us and Mortal Kombat.

Tuesday 2 September


Flockers launch trailer
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Flockers launch trailer
From Worms studio Team17.
Bloodborne – TGS 2014 gameplay trailer
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Bloodborne – TGS 2014 gameplay trailer
Out Feb 5 in Japan.
Resident Evil Revelations 2 announced
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Resident Evil Revelations 2 announced
Features new heroes.
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Resident Evil Revelations 2 teaser trailer
Trailer
Resident Evil Revelations 2 teaser trailer
Hidden secrets within, apparently.

Monday 1 September


[Updated] Australian consumer watchdog sues Valve over Steam refund policies
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[Updated] Australian consumer watchdog sues Valve over Steam refund policies
New Zealand Commerce Commission responds.
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PAX Prime 2014 news roundup
News
PAX Prime 2014 news roundup
New-gen ports ahoy!
inFamous: First Light review
Review
inFamous: First Light review
So Fetch.
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Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions – PAX Prime video
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Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions – PAX Prime video
A look behind the scenes.
Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director's Cut trailer
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Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director's Cut trailer
A standalone release.
Dying Light – Natural Movement developer diary video
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Dying Light – Natural Movement developer diary video
Behind the parkour.
Crimes & Punishments – Art of Interrogation trailer
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Crimes & Punishments – Art of Interrogation trailer
The skill of deduction.
Sega announces Total War: Rome 2 Emperor Edition
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Sega announces Total War: Rome 2 Emperor Edition
New campaign within.
BioShock – iOS launch trailer
Trailer
BioShock – iOS launch trailer
Rapture comes to iOS.
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Gauntlet reboot slips to later in the month
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Gauntlet reboot slips to later in the month
Was due out this week.
Icewind Dale Enchanced Edition announced at PAX
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Icewind Dale Enchanced Edition announced at PAX
Another Beamdog conversion.
Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition announcement trailer
Trailer
Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition announcement trailer
Evil stirs beneath the Spine of the World.
Saints Row IV expansion Gat out of Hell coming 2015
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Saints Row IV expansion Gat out of Hell coming 2015
New powers, weapons, story.
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Planetary Annihilation launch trailer
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Planetary Annihilation launch trailer
Going global.
Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell announce trailer
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Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell announce trailer
A new standalone expansion.
PC, new-gen GTA V still on target for 2014
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PC, new-gen GTA V still on target for 2014
Rumours unfounded.
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New rumours Call of Duty publisher intends to buy GTA publisher
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New rumours Call of Duty publisher intends to buy GTA publisher
Breaking into the movie business.
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Friday 29 August


Natural Doctrine – Adapt to Survive trailer
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Natural Doctrine – Adapt to Survive trailer
Prepare to die, apparently.
Hohokum review
Review
Hohokum review
Wake, bake, ride the snake.
Hohokum launch trailer
Trailer
Hohokum launch trailer
Ride the serpent.
The team at Gameplanet plays on Alienware.