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Assassin's Creed Unity release delayed two weeks

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Assassin's Creed Unity release delayed two weeks

The release of Assassin's Creed Unity has been pushed back two weeks, Ubisoft has announced.

That makes its official European launch date November 13. It was due to launch worldwide on October 28.

The date change means Unity will now arrive in the same week as the last-gen offering Assassin's Creed Rogue.

"As we got close to the finish, we realised we were near the target but still needed a bit more time to hone some of the details to make sure Assassin's Creed Unity is exceptional," said producer Vincent Pontbriand.

"We sincerely appreciate players' commitment to the game and their patience. It's just a couple more weeks. And it's going to be worth it."

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GTA Online no longer works on 12GB PlayStation 3

GTA Online no longer works on 12GB PlayStation 3

You can no longer play GTA Online on a 12GB PlayStation 3, Rockstar has confirmed.

Last week’s Flight School update pushed the game beyond that system’s storage capacity, so now only singleplayer Grand Theft Auto V is available on such machines, and only if you aren’t connected to the internet.

“If not enough space is available on the system, hardware limitations will prevent players from accessing GTA Online,” said Rockstar.

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September showdown: PlayStation Plus vs Games With Gold

September showdown: PlayStation Plus vs Games With Gold

Xbox’s Games with Gold for September are focused on teamwork, and first up is the rather excellent Super Time Force, which will be available from September 1-30 on Xbox One.

Xbox 360 owners are getting Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine – another game we were very fond of. It’s available from September 1-15.

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Survival mystery title Escape Dead Island has a release date

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Survival mystery title Escape Dead Island has a release date

Escape Dead Island launch for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC on November 21, publisher Deep Silver has announced.

Escape Dead Island acts as a bridge between the original game and the upcoming new-gen Dead Island 2, and was described by Deep Silver narrative producer Alex Toplansky as a survival mystery game with a fresh perspective on the Dead Island universe.

It’s a third-person single-player title that’s in development at Swedish studio Fatshark (War of the Roses).

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GOG.com now sells gaming docos, mainstream TV and movies could be next

GOG.com now sells gaming docos, mainstream TV and movies could be next

Game sale and distribution service GOG.com now traffics in documentaries about video games.

The company, which is a subsidiary of The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red, grew its reputation selling older PC games that run on newer systems.

It currently has 21 documentaries up for sale for US$6 each (except one), including Indie Game: The Movie Special Edition, Once Upon Atari, Playing Columbine, and Minecraft: The Story of Mojang.

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Standalone Kinect 2.0 available for Xbox One in October

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Standalone Kinect 2.0 available for Xbox One in October

Standalone Kinect sensors will be available sometime in October for NZ$200, Microsoft has announced.

The sensor comes with a code for the digital version of Dance Central Spotlight, the latest in the dance series from developer Harmonix.

Kinect is used for voice and gesture controls, biometric sign-in, instant personalisation, instant scanning of QR codes, Skype, and enhanced features only available with Kinect in games such as Kinect Sports Rivals, Dead Rising 3, Project Spark, and more.

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Research reveals console owners' porn habits

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Research reveals console owners' porn habits

Of all console owners, those using Xbox 360 linger on Pornhub the longest each visit, the adult entertainment site reports.

According to PornHub, the average session time of someone accessing the site using an Xbox 360 is 11 minutes and 34 seconds, with the Wii next at 10 minutes and 10 seconds, PlayStation 3 at 9 minutes and 29 seconds, and the PS Vita at 7 minutes and 55 seconds.

However, it is Vita owners that are consuming the most content per visit, with an average of 9.92 page views per visit. Xbox 360 users are next with 8.76 page views, then Wii users with 8.53 page views, followed by PlayStation 3 users with 6.71 page views.

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US Republican party creates its own game

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US Republican party creates its own game

The US National Republican Senatorial Committee has created a videogame ahead of the midterm elections.

2014 Mission Majority is an 8-bit browser game in which players control the mascot of the Republican Party, an elephant, who must help the party "win back the Senate".

The elephant, Giopi, jumps on platforms and enemies called "Taxers".

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EA reprinted Skate 3 following demand created by YouTuber

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EA reprinted Skate 3 following demand created by YouTuber

The UK game charts have given some insight into just how much influence the world's most famous gaming YouTuber wields.

MCV UK reports that Electronic Arts has reprinted the four-year-old Skate 3 after being alerted to new in-store demand at high street retailer GAME.

That demand has been generated by YouTube personalities, especially PewDiePie. Just one of the YouTuber's Skate 3 videos has nearly 12.4 million views.

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Lohan is suing us for attention, says GTA V developer

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Lohan is suing us for attention, says GTA V developer

Lindsay Lohan's lawsuit against Grand Theft Auto V developer Rockstar Games is simply a bid for attention, say the company's lawyers.

Lohan claimed Rockstar used her likeness for a character in the game without her permission.

Lohan's lawsuit claimed that the Jonas character is an "unequivocal" reference to the Mean Girls actress.

Friday 29 August


Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix new features trailer
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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix new features trailer
This is the remix.
Gauntlet gameplay walkthrough trailer
Trailer
Gauntlet gameplay walkthrough trailer
Laid down.
Salt and Sanctuary announcement trailer
Trailer
Salt and Sanctuary announcement trailer
Washed ashore.
GTA Online no longer works on 12GB PlayStation 3
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GTA Online no longer works on 12GB PlayStation 3
Storage limit exceeded.
September showdown: PlayStation Plus vs Games With Gold
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September showdown: PlayStation Plus vs Games With Gold
A high-quality month.

Thursday 28 August


Survival mystery title Escape Dead Island has a release date
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Survival mystery title Escape Dead Island has a release date
Pre-order for Dead Island 2 beta access.
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Escape Dead Island - Unraveled trailer
Trailer
Escape Dead Island - Unraveled trailer
You can never leave.
Standalone Kinect 2.0 available for Xbox One in October
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Standalone Kinect 2.0 available for Xbox One in October
Includes next Dance Central title.
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Destiny - PlayStation exclusive content trailer
Trailer
Destiny - PlayStation exclusive content trailer
For PS4 and PS3.
US Republican party creates its own game
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US Republican party creates its own game
Before you ask: yes, it looks terrible.
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EA reprinted Skate 3 following demand created by YouTuber
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EA reprinted Skate 3 following demand created by YouTuber
PewDiePie in a league of his own.
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Lohan is suing us for attention, says GTA V developer
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Lohan is suing us for attention, says GTA V developer
Rockstar wants the case thrown out.
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Saints Row 5 reveal tipped for PAX
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Saints Row 5 reveal tipped for PAX
Volition to host a panel.

Wednesday 27 August


The Evil Within - The Voices of Evil trailer
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The Evil Within - The Voices of Evil trailer
Cast revealed.
Sons of Anarchy a "very high-end tablet game"
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Sons of Anarchy a "very high-end tablet game"
Coming this October.
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Metro Redux launch trailer
Trailer
Metro Redux launch trailer
Rail shooter.
EA expects to make US$1b from DLC this year
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EA expects to make US$1b from DLC this year
Madden 15 to play a huge part.
Capcom sues Koei Tecmo for US$9.43m
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Capcom sues Koei Tecmo for US$9.43m
Claims patent infringements.
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Amazon sees no need to interfere with Twitch
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Amazon sees no need to interfere with Twitch
Doing "absolutely great" on its own.
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Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Patch 2.1 is out today
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Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Patch 2.1 is out today
Big changes inside.
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - What's New in Patch 2.1 trailer
Trailer
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - What's New in Patch 2.1 trailer
Watch the changes in action.
Pokkén Tournament first look trailer
Trailer
Pokkén Tournament first look trailer
Japanese arcades only.
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Tuesday 26 August


Alien: Isolation hands-on
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Alien: Isolation hands-on
A perfect organism.
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World of Warcraft: Then, Now, Next
Interview
World of Warcraft: Then, Now, Next
A chat with game director Tom Chilton.
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The team at Gameplanet plays on Alienware.