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Three Assassin’s Creed Chronicles games announced

Three Assassin’s Creed Chronicles games announced

Ubisoft has announced a trio of Assassin’s Creed Chronicles games, standalone 2.5D platformers coming to new-gen and PC this year.

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China was announced earlier this year as part of the Assassin’s Creed Unity Season Pass, but it will also be available as a stadalone title from April 23.

China will be followed-up by Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia, with all three developed by Climax Studios (Silent Hill: Origins, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories) in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal.

As per Ubisoft:

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Dragon Age: Inquisition - Jaws of Hakkon coming to PlayStation in May - report

Dragon Age: Inquisition - Jaws of Hakkon coming to PlayStation in May - report

Jaws of Hakkon, the first downloadable content pack for Dragon Age: Inqusition, will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in May, reports Eurogamer.

Jaws of Hakkon is available now on Xbox One and PC, indicating that Microsoft and EA have agreed to a six week window of exclusivity.

The new DLC expands the land of Thedas with a new playable area defined by mountains and lush forests.

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Project CARS will get free DLC every month

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Project CARS will get free DLC every month

Project CARS developer Slightly Mad Studios has promised to release free cars for the game every month.

After multiple delays, the studio promised players free cars to players on the day the game is released. Now, Slightly Mad has expanded that offer, saying new cars will regularly be available.

The first such car is the Lykan Hypersport, a Middle-Eastern super car which features in the movie Furious 7, and which will be available in Project CARS come May.

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Scholar of the First Sin not compatible with vanilla Dark Souls II

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Scholar of the First Sin not compatible with vanilla Dark Souls II

The PC version of Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin will split that platform’s Dark Souls II playerbase, as it’s not compatible with the existing game.

Scholar of the First Sin is a Director’s Cut of all Dark Souls II content that includes new enemy placement, map shortcuts, and gameplay design; various performance upgrades; and new weapons, armour, and NPCs.

It also contains all three of the game’s DLC chapters (Crown Of The Sunken King, Crown Of The Old Iron King, and Crown Of The Ivory King), and increases the maximum number of simultaneous online players from four to six.

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Witcher 3 dev says he'd rather play on PC at minimum settings than on Xbox One

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Witcher 3 dev says he'd rather play on PC at minimum settings than on Xbox One

A designer on The Witcher 3 has suggested that playing the game on a PC that barely scrapes the minimum specifications will still be a better experience than playing on Xbox One.

When CD Projekt Red's Damien Monnier was asked by a fan whether he should play on Xbox One or a low-end PC, the designer replied that he'd probably choose the PC for resolution alone.

The Witcher 3 will render at 1080p on PC and PlayStation 4, and 900p on Xbox One. Monnier believes the difference is noticeable.

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Leaked DriveClub footage shows MotorStorm buggies are on the way

Leaked DriveClub footage shows MotorStorm buggies are on the way

MotorStorm buggies are coming to PlayStation 4-exclusive racer DriveClub.

Leaked footage posted by All Games Beta shows the four-wheel vehicles in action on the game’s Canada locale.

A MotorStorm Buggy (Womat Typhoon) DLC listing was briefly available to view and download via the Hong Kong PlayStation Store last week, before it was taken offline.

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Teachers threaten police action against parents who ignore game classifications

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Teachers threaten police action against parents who ignore game classifications

Teachers from more than a dozen schools in North West England are threatening to report to the police and social services any parents who let their children play restricted games.

As reported by The Guardian, the warning was issued by the Nantwich Education Partnership, a group of 15 primary schools and one secondary academy in Cheshire, after it was discovered that some children had been playing or watching games that contain unsuitable levels of violence and sexual content.

Playing such games or accessing certain social media sites such as Facebook and WhatsApp could lead to “early sexualised behaviour” and leave children “vulnerable to grooming for sexual exploitation or extreme violence”, said the teachers.

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Key features missing from Dead or Alive 5: Last Round on PC

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Key features missing from Dead or Alive 5: Last Round on PC

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is now available on PC, but a number of key features are missing.

The biggest omission is that of online multiplayer, which is expected to be patched in "within three months following the game's release", according to Koei Tecmo. Until then, the game is discounted 10 percent.

Last Round on PC also doesn’t include Steam Achievements or support Steam Cloud, and there is no support for keyboard customisation.

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Halo 5: Guardians gets a release date, new trailers

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Halo 5: Guardians gets a release date, new trailers

The next chapter in the Halo series will be out later this year.

Halo 5: Guardians will be released on October 27 exclusively for Xbox One, Microsoft announced this afternoon.

"The Master Chief. Spartan Locke. Who is the hunter and who is the hunted?" said Microsoft in a press release.

Wednesday 1 April

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles announcement trailer
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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles announcement trailer
A trio of AC spin-offs.
Three Assassin’s Creed Chronicles games announced
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Three Assassin’s Creed Chronicles games announced
2.5D action in China, India, and Russia.

Tuesday 31 March

Monday 30 March

Halo 5: Guardians - The Cost trailer
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Halo 5: Guardians - The Cost trailer
The Chief on heroism.
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Halo 5: Guardians - All Hail trailer
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Halo 5: Guardians - All Hail trailer
Spartan Locke speaks.
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Rockstar releases another batch of GTA V PC screens
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Rockstar releases another batch of GTA V PC screens
Official trailer coming next week.
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Steam's "Discovery Update" a success, says Valve
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Steam's "Discovery Update" a success, says Valve
But Curator program has room to improve.
Halo: MCC April update will include more ranked playlists
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Halo: MCC April update will include more ranked playlists
Community items now in sight.
Xbox One April Update Preview trailer
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Xbox One April Update Preview trailer
Voice messages are here.
Mortal Kombat X – Shaolin trailer
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Mortal Kombat X – Shaolin trailer
The whole clan's here.
Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious gameplay trailer
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Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious gameplay trailer
Standalone title available now.