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The latest AC: Unity patch downloads the entire game again

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The latest AC: Unity patch downloads the entire game again

Today’s Assassin’s Creed: Unity patch is supposed to weigh in at a chunky 6.7GB, but is many times that on Xbox One.

“We have received and confirmed reports that some Xbox One players who have previously applied Patch 3 are seeing a 40GB download instead of the expected 6.7GB download,” Ubisoft wrote on the Assassin’s Creed website.

“Unfortunately, an issue with the patch downloading process is replacing the entire game instead of just the parts affected by the patch. This is obviously not the expected behavior, and we apologize that many of you will have to wait longer than expected to complete this download.”

Ubisoft recommends that those with a physical copy of the game try uninstalling and reinstalling it, which should restart the patching process and only download the 6.7GB file.

Those with the digital version of the game are better off not updating the game until this problem is fixed.

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Hatred was reinstated to Greenlight by Valve boss, shoots to number one

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Hatred was reinstated to Greenlight by Valve boss, shoots to number one

Mass murder game Hatred was reinstated on Steam Greenlight by none other than Valve co-founder and managing director Gabe Newell.

In a message to Hatred developer Destructive Creations, Newell apologised for the game’s removal and wished the studio well with its development.

“Yesterday I heard that we were taking Hatred down from Greenlight,” he wrote.

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Mass murder game Hatred is back on Steam

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Mass murder game Hatred is back on Steam

Controversial mass murder title Hatred is back on Steam Greenlight less than 48 hours after it was pulled from the service by Valve.

The game can be voted up or down here.

Valve removed the game only yesterday. "Based on what we've seen on Greenlight we would not publish Hatred on Steam. As such we'll be taking it down," said the company.

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Next Total War: Rome II DLC focuses on ancient Sparta

Next Total War: Rome II DLC focuses on ancient Sparta

The next campaign DLC for Total War: Rome II is called Wrath of Sparta and is out now.

The DLC recreates the Pelopponesian Wars and pits three Sparta, Athens, Corinth and the Boiotian League against one another.

"Will Sparta and its allies martial their formidable military might to dominate Greece? Or will stately Athens retain its stranglehold on Greek politics, and assure victory with its unsurpassed navies? The dominant state must prepare for an escalating challenge, as the Persian Empire watches matters unfold, and drills its armies in readiness for a challenger to rise," writes Sega.

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Xbox Australia launches local Xbox Live servers

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Xbox Australia launches local Xbox Live servers

Xbox Australia has announced this morning that new local Xbox Live servers have come online today.

The new servers, hosted from data centres in Australia, will bring lower pings and centralised local hosting to both Australian and New Zealand players of Forza Motorsport 5, Forza Horizon 2, Sunset Overdrive, and Halo: The Master Chief Collection, said Xbox.

This morning's announcement was specific to Australia, however Xbox has confirmed to Gameplanet that Kiwis will be automatically connected to the Australian servers:

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Destiny: The Dark Below raid gear buffed

Destiny: The Dark Below raid gear buffed

The gear dropped in Destiny's new raid, Crota's End, will now be more powerful and drop with greater regularity.

Since the release of the first expansion, The Dark Below, many Destiny players have felt that the quality of gear dropped in the new raid - currently the most challenging content in the game - didn't adequately reflect the difficulty of obtaining it.

The hotfix brings Destiny up to 1.1.0.2. Now, "Both existing and future Raid gear obtained in Crota's End now begins at Level 30 with an upgrade path to reach Level 32," said Bungie.

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Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 announced for new-gen, PC

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Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 announced for new-gen, PC

There’s a third Sniper: Ghost Warrior on the way from CI Games.

The developer says this one will be its first AAA production effort in the series.

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 will take place during a modern-day conflict between three warring factions in Eastern Europe.

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Shadow of Mordor's Lord of the Hunt story DLC launches

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Shadow of Mordor's Lord of the Hunt story DLC launches

The first story expansion for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is out today on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.

Alongside a new story, Lord of the Hunt brings new nemeses, monsters, missions, challenges, epic runes, and a new character skin to the game.

It also includes Test of the Wild, wherein players face off against Beastmasters and mount their trophies on a leaderboard.

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GTA Online Heists detailed, coming early next year

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GTA Online Heists detailed, coming early next year

GTA Online’s Heists will go live early next year, says Rockstar Games.

The developer is promising 20 hours of gameplay, along with new weapons, vehicles, and items.

Players will be rewarded for completing all five Heists in order, as well as completing them in the new first-person mode on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Thursday 18 December

Wednesday 17 December

Does Destiny have any real longevity?
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Does Destiny have any real longevity?
Two of our writers go head-to-head.
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Xbox Australia launches local Xbox Live servers
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Xbox Australia launches local Xbox Live servers
Kiwis also connected.
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Total War: Rome II – Wrath of Sparta Campaign Pack trailer
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Total War: Rome II – Wrath of Sparta Campaign Pack trailer
Tonight, we dine in heck.
Broforce – Level Editor Guide trailer
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Broforce – Level Editor Guide trailer
Weekend Workshop Brodown incoming!
Destiny: The Dark Below raid gear buffed
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Destiny: The Dark Below raid gear buffed
A hotfix.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 announced for new-gen, PC
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Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 announced for new-gen, PC
Sniper Elite 3 producer on board.
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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Beast Warchiefs trailer
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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Beast Warchiefs trailer
More beasts, missions, warchiefs.
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GTA Online Heists detailed, coming early next year
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GTA Online Heists detailed, coming early next year
Leader chooses gear, foots the bill.
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Tuesday 16 December

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris review
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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris review
Game, Set, match.
Warhammer Quest announcement trailer
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Warhammer Quest announcement trailer
Board game comes to PC, Mac, Linux.
The Order: 1886 – London Police cinematic trailer
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The Order: 1886 – London Police cinematic trailer
Wot 'ave we 'ere den?
Until Dawn – Demo Gameplay trailer
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Until Dawn – Demo Gameplay trailer
Revamped gameplay, starring Hayden Panettiere.
Trine: Enchanted Edition launch trailer
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Trine: Enchanted Edition launch trailer
Original game in Trine 2 engine.
Final Fantasy XV – TGS 2014 English Voiceover trailer
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Final Fantasy XV – TGS 2014 English Voiceover trailer
This is too funny.
DmC and Devil May Cry 4 remasters coming to new-gen
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DmC and Devil May Cry 4 remasters coming to new-gen
New modes, features, frame rate.
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Monday 15 December