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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain release date leaked

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain release date leaked

IGN has accidentally let the snake out of the bag.

According to a since-removed video on the site, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be released worldwide September 1.

Platforms weren’t specified, but the game is in development on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.

The seven-minute video was spotted by NeoGAF, and stars Metal Gear creator creator Hideo Kojima himself.

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Local co-op added to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

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Local co-op added to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC

Capcom has added local co-op play to the PC edition of Resident Evil: Revelations 2.

Co-op play was initially removed from the PC version to ensure a stable user experience across a variety of different PC settings and devices.

However, the game was mistakenly advertised as containing co-op, and that slip-up resulted in 43 percent of the game’s Steam reviews being negative.

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Mad Max has a release date, last-gen dropped

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Mad Max has a release date, last-gen dropped

Mad Max will release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and SteamOS on September 5, Avalanche Studios has announced.

However, there is bad news for last-gen console owners: the game’s Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions have been cancelled.

According to Avalanche (Just Cause), Mad Max delivers open world gameplay in a post-apocalyptic setting where cars are the key to survival.

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Unreal Engine 4 is now free

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Unreal Engine 4 is now free

Epic has made Unreal Engine 4 available for free to anyone who wants to use it.

The engine can be used for any purpose any user sees fit, whether it be game development, education, architecture, and visualisation to VR, film and animation, said Epic. The only stipulation on the engine's use is a 5 percent royalty on gross revenue after the first US$3,000 per product, per quarter.

"It’s a simple arrangement in which we succeed only when you succeed," said Epic in a blog post.

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Blizzard to battle gold sellers with WoW token system

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Blizzard to battle gold sellers with WoW token system

Blizzard Entertainment is introducing a new gold market of sorts into World of Warcraft that it hopes will spell the end for third-party gold selling sites.

The WoW Token – coming to the game in a future patch – will allow players to exchange real money for gold, and gold for 30 days of game time in a secure and sanctioned way.

“We hope the Token can help make World of Warcraft a safer and more enjoyable game for all of our players,” said Blizzard.

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EA outlines Battlefield Hardline Premium

EA outlines Battlefield Hardline Premium

EA has revealed the contents of the Battlefield Hardline Premium pack. It includes four story-themed digital expansion packs and four new features.

The Premium pack will cost AU$59.99.

Battlefield Hardline will be released on March 20.

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DayZ creator's next game is "esoteric", "crazy"

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DayZ creator's next game is "esoteric", "crazy"

Dean "Rocket" Hall has described his next game as "radical" and "unsafe".

A Kiwi, Hall created the hugely popular open-world zombie survival title DayZ. He has since left Bohemia Interactive and set up a new New Zealand studio in Dunedin called RocketWerkz.

In a new blog post, Hall has outlined the intent behind RocketWerkz's unannounced first title.

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Netflix is coming to New Zealand on March 24, can be streamed from consoles

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Netflix is coming to New Zealand on March 24, can be streamed from consoles

Netflix, the world's largest Internet television streaming service, will launch in New Zealand on March 24.

Internationally, Netflix offers a huge variety of original and syndicated programming. Original programming includes Bloodline, Daredevil, Marco Polo, and Sense8.

Two of Netflix's critically acclaimed original series, House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, will not be available on the service in New Zealand as those have already been licensed to Lightbox.

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Stealth Inc 2 coming to Xbox, PlayStation, PC next month

Stealth Inc 2 coming to Xbox, PlayStation, PC next month

Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones is no longer a Wii U exclusive.

Curve Digital has announced that the stealth puzzle-platformer is coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, and PC in early April.

A sequel to Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark (AKA Stealth Bastard: Tactical Espionage Arsehole), Stealth Inc 2 expands on the action-platforming gameplay of the original, introducing a metroidvania style overworld, hidden secrets, customisable clones with a wide range of silly hats, and brand new gadgets and equipment to play with.

Wednesday 4 March

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D – Heir to the Monado trailer
Trailer
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D – Heir to the Monado trailer
Coming to New Nintendo 3DS in April.
Oxenfree: GDC 2015 reveal trailer
Trailer
Oxenfree: GDC 2015 reveal trailer
A supernatural thriller from former Telltale and Disney devs.
White Night – Music Video launch trailer
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White Night – Music Video launch trailer
Out tomrrow on PS4.
Helldivers gameplay trailer
Trailer
Helldivers gameplay trailer
Launching tomorrow.
Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines – Story trailer
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Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines – Story trailer
Coming exclusively to Vita.
Caffeine – ID@Xbox GDC trailer
Trailer
Caffeine – ID@Xbox GDC trailer
The world's most popular drug.
Forza Horizon 2 – Tanner Foust trailer
Trailer
Forza Horizon 2 – Tanner Foust trailer
Pro stunt driver profiled.
Minecraft – The Simpsons Skin Pack trailer
Trailer
Minecraft – The Simpsons Skin Pack trailer
Springfield gets the blocky treatment.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain release date leaked
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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain release date leaked
Kojima says it's the last Metal Gear.
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Mad Max has a release date, last-gen dropped
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Mad Max has a release date, last-gen dropped
Don't get mad, get even.
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Tuesday 3 March

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episodes 1 & 2 review
Review
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 comes with few surprises
Episodes 1 and 2 evaluated.
Unreal Engine 4 is now free
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Unreal Engine 4 is now free
Download it now.
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Lords of the Fallen – Ancient Labyrinth DLC trailer
Trailer
Lords of the Fallen – Ancient Labyrinth DLC trailer
Arrives on all platforms tomorrow.
Blizzard to battle gold sellers with WoW token system
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Blizzard to battle gold sellers with WoW token system
Money for gold, gold for game time.
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Smite – Building a MOBA for Xbox One dev diary
Trailer
Smite – Building a MOBA for Xbox One dev diary
Smite, explained.
EA outlines Battlefield Hardline Premium
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EA outlines Battlefield Hardline Premium
AU$59.99.
DayZ creator's next game is "esoteric", "crazy"
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DayZ creator's next game is "esoteric", "crazy"
Developed with Improbable.
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Netflix is coming to New Zealand on March 24, can be streamed from consoles
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Netflix is coming to New Zealand on March 24, can be streamed from consoles
Available on all last- and new-gen platforms.
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Stealth Inc 2 coming to Xbox, PlayStation, PC next month
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Stealth Inc 2 coming to Xbox, PlayStation, PC next month
No longer a Wii U exclusive.
Knights of Pen & Paper 2 hits PC and mobile in May
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Knights of Pen & Paper 2 hits PC and mobile in May
Roleplaying a player.
Bombshell gameplay trailer
Trailer
Bombshell gameplay trailer
Coming to PC and console this year.
Amplitude – A Cult Classic Reborn trailer
Trailer
Amplitude – A Cult Classic Reborn trailer
Team play introduced.
Mortal Kombat X: Mobile trailer
Trailer
Mortal Kombat X: Mobile trailer
A F2P fighting/card-battler hybrid.
Trine 3 – The Artifacts of Power announcement trailer
Trailer
Trine 3 – The Artifacts of Power announcement trailer
More lush puzzle action co-op.
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Monday 2 March

A new Hope: We speak with République dev Ryan Payton
Interview
A new Hope: We speak with République dev Ryan Payton
On Unity 5 and PC gaming.
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