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Far Cry 4 Season Pass contains new PvP mode, Yetis

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Far Cry 4 Season Pass contains new PvP mode, Yetis

Far Cry 4’s season pass includes a new PvP multiplayer mode, an exclusive launch-day mission, Yetis, and more.

Ubisoft has outlined the contents of the game’s Season Pass, which collects all DLC planned for the game at a 20 percent discount on buying each individually.

It includes:

The Syringe – Available from launch exclusively for Season Pass holders, players must keep a rare and potent recipe from falling into the hands of Pagan Min’s forces. Playable in singleplayer and co-op, players will need to ensure that he does not use its devastating effects on the rebel forces.
Escape from Durgesh Prison – Ajay and Hurk have been rounded up and tortured in Yuma’s prison. Team up with a friend to escape and survive the hostile lands of Pagan Min’s Kyrat.
Hurk Deluxe Pack – Five missions, playable in singleplayer and co-op, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby, and Hurk’s Redemption are available. Access an arsenal of new weapons including a harpoon gun for Hurk.
Overrun – Team up as Rakshasa or Golden Path in this PvP mode and control a series of neutral locations across Kyrat’s countryside to protect them from being overrun by your opponents.
Valley of the Yetis – Ajay’s helicopter has crashed on an unforgiving Himalayan ridge. Explore the frozen landscape and find tools to upgrade your camp and protect it from a dangerous cult when night falls. With singleplayer and co-op options, players will not be alone, but in the darkest caves players will have more to fear than just the cult as the yetis await their prey…

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A two-disc Master Chief Collection not practical – 343

A two-disc Master Chief Collection not practical – 343

It simply wasn’t practical to ship Halo: The Master Chief Collection on two discs, 343 Industries says.

Yesterday it was revealed that those wishing to play the online modes in The Master Chief Collection need to download a 20GB day one update before they may do so.

“We realize that this isn't ideal for everyone, but it's the path to the smoothest eventual experience,” Halo development director Frank O'Connor wrote on NeoGAF.

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Comedian Rob Riggle to play Frank West in Dead Rising movie

Comedian Rob Riggle to play Frank West in Dead Rising movie

Comedian Rob Riggle will play photographer Frank West in the upcoming movie adaption of Dead Rising.

Riggle, a former US Marine, is known for his work as a satirical correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and for his comedic roles in 21 Jump Street, Let's Be Cops, Step Brothers, and more.

Dead Rising: Watchtower is in production at Legendary Digital Media. The script is penned by Tim Carter (Mortal Kombat: Legacy, Sleeping Dogs).

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GTA V's FlyLo FM gets new-gen, PC update

GTA V's FlyLo FM gets new-gen, PC update

Grand Theft Auto V's FlyLo FM will get 30 minutes of new music in the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC edition of the game.

The station, curated by musician Flying Lotus, plays music by producers such as Aphex Twin, Tyler the Creator, Outkast, and of the artist himself.

"I was really proud of the first bit of it," Flying Lotus said of the station, "but I still felt there was so much more to say, though, so I’m really excited about that."

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Assassin's Creed producer Jade Raymond leaves Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed producer Jade Raymond leaves Ubisoft

Ubisoft executive Jade Raymond has stepped down from her role as managing director of Ubisoft Toronto to "pursue new opportunities".

Raymond had been with Ubisoft for 10 years. She started as a producer on the first Assassin's Creed. Raymond was a founding member of Ubisoft Toronto, and went on to become the studio head. She is one of only a handful of prominent women in the video game industry.

"I’ve spent 10 extraordinary years at Ubisoft, and I am proud to have been part of many of the best teams in the industry making truly remarkable games," said Raymond in a statement.

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Neo-Nazi claims "fucking ridiculous" – Hatred CEO

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Neo-Nazi claims "fucking ridiculous" – Hatred CEO

The CEO of the studio developing isometric mass murder sim Hatred has called claims he is a neo-Nazi "fucking ridiculous".

On Friday, several sites reported that Destructive Creations CEO Jarosław Zieliński is a Facebook fan of the Polska Liga Obrony (Polish Defence League), an Islamophobic, anti-immigration, nationalist group in Poland.

FX artist Marcin Kaźmierczak was also found to be a supporter of the Młodzież Wszechpolska (All-Polish Youth), another right-wing nationalist group.

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New Indiegogo campaign designed to harass Valve into making Half-Life 3

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New Indiegogo campaign designed to harass Valve into making Half-Life 3

Two avid Half-Life fans have started a new crowdfunding campaign designed to coerce Valve into creating and releasing a third game in the series.

Chris Salem and Kyle Mazzei, who both work for the marketing firm McKee Wallwork & Co, seek US$150,000 via the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to create an advertising campaign demanding Valve make "Half-Life 3". The campaign will be expressly targeted at Valve's 300 employees, says the duo.

Unlike Kickstarter, Indiegogo accommodates tiers of funding. Salem and Mazzei have four tiered goals:

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Limbo for Xbox One outed by Korean ratings board

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Limbo for Xbox One outed by Korean ratings board

It would appear that Playdead's acclaimed monochrome platformer Limbo is coming to Xbox One.

The game has been submitted to Korea's ratings authority, GRAC, for approval.

Neither Microsoft nor Playdead have made any official comment on Limbo coming to Xbox One.

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Bungie outlines changes coming to Destiny's Vault of Glass

Bungie outlines changes coming to Destiny's Vault of Glass

Bungie is planning changes to Destiny's ultimate PvE encounter, which will make the experience more challenging.

The final boss in Destiny's first Raid is called Atheon. In the final phase of the encounter Atheon teleports the three players furthest from it into secondary areas on Venus and Mars. The most common strategy employed by raiders is for three select players to ensure they're the furthest from the boss when it uses its "Timestream" teleporting ability.

"The encounter goal for Atheon is to act as a climax and the culmination of learning for a given Raid group," said Bungie community manager David "DeeJ" Dague. "Part of that is making sure that each player in your group can perform every job as required.

Tuesday 21 October

2Dark - Ulule campaign trailer
Trailer
2Dark - Ulule campaign trailer
From a pioneer in the survival genre.
A two-disc Master Chief Collection not practical – 343
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A two-disc Master Chief Collection not practical – 343
“We realize that this isn't ideal for everyone."
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward teaser trailer
Trailer
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward teaser trailer
New level cap, adventures, challenges.
Halo 2 Anniversary - Remaking The Legend trailer
Trailer
Halo 2 Anniversary - Remaking The Legend trailer
Of the Master Chief Collection.
GTA V's FlyLo FM gets new-gen, PC update
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GTA V's FlyLo FM gets new-gen, PC update
More than 30 minutes added.
Halo: Nightfall – First Look BTS trailer
Trailer
Halo: Nightfall – First Look BTS trailer
The making of a live-action Halo feature.
Assassin's Creed producer Jade Raymond leaves Ubisoft
News
Assassin's Creed producer Jade Raymond leaves Ubisoft
Will pursue new opportunities.
Neo-Nazi claims "fucking ridiculous" – Hatred CEO
News
Neo-Nazi claims "fucking ridiculous" – Hatred CEO
“We are group of nice, normal guys."
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Deadcore launch trailer
Trailer
Deadcore launch trailer
A sci-fi platformer-FPS for PC.

Monday 20 October

Cyberpunk stealth shooter Metrocide is out today on Windows and Mac
Spotlight
Cyberpunk stealth shooter Metrocide is out today
From Sydney studio Flat Earth Games.
Dragon Age: Inquisition - Walking Tall with Miranda Raison trailer
Trailer
Dragon Age: Inquisition - Walking Tall with Miranda Raison trailer
BTS with Cassandra's voice actor.
Toy Soldiers: War Chest – Wave Focus trailer
Trailer
Toy Soldiers: War Chest – Wave Focus trailer
Survival mode outlined.
Total War: Attila - Londinium is Burning trailer
Trailer
Total War: Attila - Londinium is Burning trailer
See updates to siege scenarios.
Limbo for Xbox One outed by Korean ratings board
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Limbo for Xbox One outed by Korean ratings board
A modern classic returns.
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Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition announcement trailer
Trailer
Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition announcement trailer
Another classic CRPG enhanced.
Evolve - Goliath Monster trailer
Trailer
Evolve - Goliath Monster trailer
Brute strength.
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare launch trailer
Trailer
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare launch trailer
Preemptive strike.
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Bungie outlines changes coming to Destiny's Vault of Glass
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Bungie outlines changes coming to Destiny's Vault of Glass
Timestream randomised.
Supreme Ruler Ultimate launch trailer
Trailer
Supreme Ruler Ultimate launch trailer
All prior games linked together.
Supreme Ruler Ultimate connects prior games together in a new engine
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Supreme Ruler Ultimate connects prior games together in a new engine
Grand strategy made grander.

Friday 17 October

Designing Destiny
Video Feature
Designing Destiny
We talk to Bungie's Mars artist.
Skylanders: Trap Team review
Review
Skylanders: Trap Team review
Spyrolling costs.
Google announces Nexus console
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Google announces Nexus console
US$99, coming in November.
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