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Ubisoft might bring Assassin's Creed Rogue to PC

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Ubisoft might bring Assassin's Creed Rogue to PC

Assassin's Creed Rogue might make it on to PC, Ubisoft says.

The game is currently only slated for an Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 release, unlike bigger brother Assassin’s Creed Unity, which is coming to new-gen consoles and PC.

However, speaking in a Uplay Q&A video, Rogue associate producer Karl Von Der Luhe said community feedback has made a PC version a real possibility.

"We've heard a lot of response requesting a PC version, so we'll be looking into that very soon," said Von Der Luhe.

Assassin's Creed Rogue puts players in the boots of Shay Patrick Cormac, an Assassin who switches sides to become a Templar after being betrayed by the Brotherhood.

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NBA 2K15 allows users to scan their own face on to a player

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NBA 2K15 allows users to scan their own face on to a player

2K today revealed new in-game technology that will enable NBA 2K15 players to scan their own faces into the game.

The new tech only works with new-gen consoles, and requires a PlayStation Camera or Kinect for face capture.

The user scans his or her face in – a process that takes fewer than 30 seconds according to 2K – and can then customise it to their satisfaction before it appears in-game.

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The FBI is investigating awards show bomb threat, those threatening Anita Sarkeesian

The FBI is investigating awards show bomb threat, those threatening Anita Sarkeesian

This year’s Game Developers Choice Awards went ahead despite a bomb threat related to Anita Sarkeesian’s appearance there, say the show’s organisers.

Speaking with Kotaku, GDCA organisers said that an anonymous person contacting them via email threatened to detonate a bomb at the show’s venue unless an award for feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian was pulled.

"We can confirm that approximately 25 of GDC's organizers received an anonymous email early in the morning of Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 during GDC 2014," the organisers said.

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Microsoft unveils wired controller for Xbox One and PC

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Microsoft unveils wired controller for Xbox One and PC

Microsoft has unveiled a wired controller that works on both Xbox One and Windows PC.

According to Microsoft, the aptly-named Xbox One Controller + Cable “is the culmination of over 200 prototypes; featuring over 40 awesome innovations, it’s the best PC controller Microsoft has ever produced”.

It functions both as a wired and a wireless controller, and after being plugged in to any USB slot updates automatically.

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Phantasmal is a Kiwi survival horror roguelike that needs your money

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Phantasmal is a Kiwi survival horror roguelike that needs your money

A local developer who left steady employment to make games full-time at age 39 is looking to crowdfund a procedurally-generated survival horror title for PC.

EyeMobi founder Joe Chang put in 14 years of corporate IT work and a stint at his wife’s immigration business before he decided it was finally time to take the plunge and pursue his real passion: video games. “Secretly, it’s all I wanted to do,” he says. By 2012, the now or never moment arrived: “Bugger it, I’m actually going to try and make something from something I like doing.”

That time in IT wasn’t wasted of course: Chang was a software tester and test manager, so his transition from HTML5 games to mobile to PC was smoother than you might expect.

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Trade Offers removed from FIFA 15's Ultimate Team mode

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Trade Offers removed from FIFA 15's Ultimate Team mode

Trade Offers will not be an option in FIFA 15’s Ultimate Team mode, as EA continues to wage war on cheaters in the best-selling football franchise.

In prior versions of the game, Trade Offers allowed users to exchange items directly rather than rely on the game's auction mechanism.

Trade Offers were in the game so players could barter or share items with friends, but the system quickly became the domain of coin sellers.

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Free update adds two new companions to Divinity: Original Sin

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Free update adds two new companions to Divinity: Original Sin

Two new companions have been added to Larian Studios’ CRPG Divinity: Original Sin thanks to a free update.

The Bear and the Burglar DLC pack is available for free via Steam or simply by updating the game on GOG, and places two new companions – a ranger and a rogue – in Cyseal, ready to join your party.

Both have unique story arcs, but must be convinced that spending time with you is a good idea.

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Destiny reviews may have seen Bungie miss US$2.5m quality bonus

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Destiny reviews may have seen Bungie miss US$2.5m quality bonus

The warm but not volcanic reception Destiny has received might mean that Bungie misses out on a cool US$2.5m “quality bonus”.

A clause in a 2010 contract between Activision and Bungie – which was made public thanks to the legal battle between Activision and Vince Zampella and Jason West – states:

“Activision shall pay to Licensor a quality bonus (the "Quality Bonus") in the amount of Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,500,000) should Destiny Game #1 achieve a rating of at least 90 as determined by gamerankings.com (or equivalent reputable services if gamerankings.com is no longer in sen/ice) as of thirty (30) days following the commercial release of Destiny Game #1 on Xbox 360.”

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New-gen versions of WWE 2K15 suffer minor delay

New-gen versions of WWE 2K15 suffer minor delay

New-gen versions of wrestling game WWE 2K15 have been delayed a few weeks so extra polish can be applied.

The game launches on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 30, but won’t be out on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 until November 20.

"Visual Concepts and Yuke's are committed to delivering the most authentic and action-packed WWE experience to date, including release for the very first time on next-generation consoles,” said Visual Concepts boss Greg Thomas.

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SteamWorld Heist is a turn-based non-sequel to SteamWorld Dig

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SteamWorld Heist is a turn-based non-sequel to SteamWorld Dig

SteamWorld Dig developer Image & Form has announced SteamWorld Heist, but don’t call it a sequel.

Where Dig was a platform action-adventure, Heist is a turn-based strategy game that takes place in the same world.

According to Image & Form, SteamWorld Heist is a game about space adventures and survival, wherein players recruit a team of ragtag robots to explore and scavenge the remains of a destroyed world.

Thursday 18 September


Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Live Action video
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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Live Action video
Warning: violence.
NBA 2K15 allows users to scan their own face on to a player
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NBA 2K15 allows users to scan their own face on to a player
White guys are back in the NBA!
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NBA 2K15 – The Beard Guru trailer
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NBA 2K15 – The Beard Guru trailer
Hope this isn't gameplay footage.
NBA 2K15 – Your Time Has Come To Facescan trailer
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NBA 2K15 – Your Time Has Come To Facescan trailer
Put yourself in the game.
The Evil Within – TGS 2014 trailer
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The Evil Within – TGS 2014 trailer
Tokyo special.
Alien: Isolation – Survivor Mode trailer
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Alien: Isolation – Survivor Mode trailer
Dodge the alien, race the clock.
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Ubisoft might bring Assassin's Creed Rogue to PC
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Ubisoft might bring Assassin's Creed Rogue to PC
"We'll be looking into that very soon."
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Wednesday 17 September


Watch Dogs: Bad Blood DLC hands-on
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Watch Dogs: Bad Blood DLC hands-on
T-Bone takes the lead.
Magicka 2 – Karaoke Singalong trailer
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Magicka 2 – Karaoke Singalong trailer
Archmage Idol.
Shadow Warrior new-gen trailer
Trailer
Shadow Warrior new-gen trailer
You can't keep Wang down.
New-gen versions of WWE 2K15 suffer minor delay
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New-gen versions of WWE 2K15 suffer minor delay
For extra coat of fake tan and baby oil.
SteamWorld Heist is a turn-based non-sequel to SteamWorld Dig
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SteamWorld Heist is a turn-based non-sequel to SteamWorld Dig
Same universe, different genre.
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Tuesday 16 September


Gauntlet hands-on
Preview
Gauntlet hands-on
A classic reimagined.
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Hearthstone surpasses 20 million players
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Hearthstone surpasses 20 million players
Digital CCG passes milestone.
Digital Nationz: building a slice of gaming heaven in NZ
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Digital Nationz: building a slice of gaming heaven in NZ
A chat with the show organiser.
Payday 2 - Hotline Miami DLC trailer
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Payday 2 - Hotline Miami DLC trailer
Crossover appeal.
World of Warcraft: Lords of War – Durotan trailer
Trailer
World of Warcraft: Lords of War – Durotan trailer
Leader of the Frostwolf clan.
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Chivalry: Medieval Warfare - console announcement trailer
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Chivalry: Medieval Warfare - console announcement trailer
'Tis but a scratch.
EA vows to "re-establish a player-first culture"
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EA vows to "re-establish a player-first culture"
Okay, now walk the walk.
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