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Capcom refunds those expecting co-op in Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PC

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Capcom refunds those expecting co-op in Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PC

Capcom is offering refunds to those upset about the lack of a local co-op mode in the PC version of Resident Evil Revelations 2.

According to Capcom, co-op play was removed from the PC version of the game 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 has resulted in 43 percent of the game’s Steam reviews being negative.

“We apologize to our Resident Evil Revelations 2 PC players who purchased the game and expected to have local co-op as a feature,” said the company.

“The feature wasn’t intended for this version and that caveat was mistakenly omitted from the product description on the Steam page earlier, and then included as soon as we were made aware.

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"It's getting harder to be an indie" - Fat Princess boss

"It's getting harder to be an indie" - Fat Princess boss

The opportunities in independent development are drying up, says an industry veteran with more than 20 years experience.

Fun Bits CEO Chris Millar, who has worked at Blizzard and Lionhead, and who has developed the Fat Princess series, said becoming a successful indie is extremely challenging.

"The state of independent development is still extremely tough and really challenging," Millar told the DICE Summit.

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New-gen Payday 2 arrives June, will include most DLC

New-gen Payday 2 arrives June, will include most DLC

Payday 2: Crimewave Edition is coming to new-gen consoles in June, and will include almost all the game’s DLC to date.

More than a dozen pieces of DLC have been released for the robbery FPS, and they've added weapons, heists, and new mechanics to the game.

Crimewave Edition will run at a resolution of 1080p.

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Far Cry 4: Valley of the Yetis lands in two weeks

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Far Cry 4: Valley of the Yetis lands in two weeks

The next Far Cry 4 downloadable content pack will land next week.

Called Valley of the Yetis, the DLC will see hero Ajay Ghale trying to survive against cultists and against the mythical Yeti.

The cultists are after a secret that lies in the heart of the valley. Ajay must discover their motives and fight a "mystic evil".

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Darksiders creator announces Battle Chasers, an RPG based on the comic

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Darksiders creator announces Battle Chasers, an RPG based on the comic

Darksiders creator and director Joe Madureira is turning his Battle Chasers comic book into an RPG.

He’s also resurrecting the comic itself, which hasn’t been updated since 2001.

Madureira has joined forces with Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli to create the game for PC, consoles, and perhaps even tablets under a new company, Airship Syndicate.

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Fable Legends adopts free-to-play business model

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Fable Legends adopts free-to-play business model

Fable Legends will be free to play so it reaches the widest possible audience, Lionhead Studios has announced.

For that same reason, the game will support cross-play on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.

According to Lionhead, it’s free-to-play system will be open, fair, and generous.

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Google creates AI that can teach itself to play games

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Google creates AI that can teach itself to play games

In what has been described as a significant step towards true artificial intelligence, Google has created an AI that can learn how to play video games and devise new winning strategies.

The program was given 49 retro video games to play. Through practice it learned new and more efficient ways to win.

"This is the first significant rung of the ladder towards proving a general learning system can work. It can work on a challenging task that even humans find difficult," project lead Dennis Hassabis told the Guardian. "It’s the very first baby step towards that grander goal ... but an important one."

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Thursday Briefing: The Order, Battlefield Hardline, ScreamRide, and more

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Thursday Briefing: The Order, Battlefield Hardline, ScreamRide, and more

Thursday night only, Aucklanders in the central city can use the Uber app to get picked up by a horse-drawn carriage decked out The Order: 1886-style. The carriage is set up with a TV and PlayStation 4, so passengers can have a play of the game during their ride around the Ponsonby area. Those interested need to download the Uber app, enter the promotion code 1886UBER, locate themselves at 5 Rose Road in Ponsonby, and request their ride between 7:00pm and 8:30pm.

Games With Gold this month: Rayman Legends (Xbox One, all month), Tomb Raider (Xbox 360, March 1-15), Bioshock Infinite (Xbox 360, March 16-31).

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Sydney studio announces Braid-style puzzler Clockwork

Sydney studio announces Braid-style puzzler Clockwork

Sydney studio Gamesoft is promising to provide atmospheric adventuring and devious puzzles in its debut title, Clockwork.

Clockwork is in development for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and mobile platforms, will launch later this year.

It is set in the great mechanical city of Watchtower, where the last survivors of a great plague have found shelter within metal walls and metal bodies. Watchtower is divided by poverty and technology; the glittering spires of its upper tiers towering over the thrumming power plants and smoking factories of the industrial slums.

Friday 27 February

Grow Home dev diary
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Grow Home dev diary
Behind the beanstalk.
Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late launch trailer
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Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late launch trailer
Catchy title.
LA Cops – Getting The Job Done trailer
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LA Cops – Getting The Job Done trailer
Good cop, bad cop.
Mortal Kombat X – Brutality gameplay trailer
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Mortal Kombat X – Brutality gameplay trailer
10 brutalities showcased.
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"It's getting harder to be an indie" - Fat Princess boss
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"It's getting harder to be an indie" - Fat Princess boss
Processing power calls for more scale.
Payday 2 Crimewave Edition announcement trailer
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Payday 2 Crimewave Edition announcement trailer
Payday 2 goes new-gen.
New-gen Payday 2 arrives June, will include most DLC
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New-gen Payday 2 arrives June, will include most DLC
Upgrade discount a possibility.
Far Cry 4 – Valley of the Yetis trailer
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Far Cry 4 – Valley of the Yetis trailer
Coming in March.
Far Cry 4: Valley of the Yetis lands in two weeks
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Far Cry 4: Valley of the Yetis lands in two weeks
Fight a "mystical evil".
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We Happy Few announcement trailer
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We Happy Few announcement trailer
From the developers of Contrast.
Fable Legends – Free To Play dev diary
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Fable Legends – Free To Play dev diary
Business model detailed.
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Fable Legends adopts free-to-play business model
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Fable Legends adopts free-to-play business model
Will be open, fair, and generous, apparently.
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Thursday 26 February

Google creates AI that can teach itself to play games
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Google creates AI that can teach itself to play games
I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.
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Battlefield Hardline – EA Access gameplay trailer
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Battlefield Hardline – EA Access gameplay trailer
Early access for subscribers.
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Sydney studio announces Braid-style puzzler Clockwork
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Sydney studio announces Braid-style puzzler Clockwork
Coming to new-gen and PC this year.
Why PS4 is more popular than Xbox One
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Why PS4 is more popular than Xbox One
Data company reckons it has it cracked.
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The Evil Within's first story DLC stars Juli Kidman, is out March
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The Evil Within's first story DLC stars Juli Kidman, is out March
New enemies, mysteries, horror.
Smite – Bellona Goddess of War reveal trailer
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Smite – Bellona Goddess of War reveal trailer
A new deity emerges.
Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena teaser trailer
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Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena teaser trailer
Another MOBA.
Renowned Explorers: International Society – Alpha footage trailer
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Renowned Explorers: International Society – Alpha footage trailer
From the developers of Reus.