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BioWare announces new horror game with short teaser

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BioWare announces new horror game with short teaser

A new trailer from BioWare suggests that the Dragon Age and Mass Effect developer is working on a horror game.

The teaser is called “You’ve Been Chosen”, but according to IGN the actual file name of the video on YouTube is “Shadow Realms”.

It features the following description text: “The time is near / They are watching / Your power is rising / Cologne, Germany / You’ve Been Chosen”, which suggests more will be revealed at Gamescom next month.

The game has a teaser site too.

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Battlefield Hardline's story involves a framed cop going rogue to clear his name

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Battlefield Hardline's story involves a framed cop going rogue to clear his name

The singleplayer campaign in Battlefield Hardline concerns a cop who is framed for a crime he didn’t commit, and his journey through the criminal underworld to clear his name.

As reported by Polygon, the story was detailed by narrative consultant Wendy Calhoun (Nashville, Justified) at Comic-Con 2014.

"We start off with the narrative of two cops who are good cops, and one really wants to prove himself," Calhoun explained.

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The Walking Dead will return for a third season

The Walking Dead will return for a third season

The Walking Dead will be back for a third season, Telltale Games president Kevin Bruner and comic creator Robert Kirkman confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con.

The fourth of the game’s five second season episodes was released last week.

There was no mention of story details or a release date for season three.

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Wider variety of female bodies coming to LoL, says Riot

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Wider variety of female bodies coming to LoL, says Riot

League of Legends will soon feature a wider selection of female champion body types, claims Riot Games.

Speaking at Comic-Con (as reported by Polygon), League of Legends producer Omar Kendall answered a fan question about female diversity in the game, stating that Riot was investigating "new strategies for what our champions look like".

"It's something that we're paying a lot more attention to now and you'll see that soon," he said.

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Gratuitous Space Battles is getting a sequel with some "very sexy" new features

Gratuitous Space Battles is getting a sequel with some "very sexy" new features

Top-down space strategy title Gratuitous Space Battles is getting a sequel, developer Positech Games announced today.

The Democracy studio said that Gratuitous Space Battles 2 features an entirely re-written custom engine, vastly better visual effects, a much-improved GUI, Steam achievements, mod support, and “some very sexy undisclosed new features”.

“The game is especially targeting gamers with multiple monitor setups who enjoy ridiculously over the top space battles, but the engine should comfortable scale down to much older PC’s too,” said Positech.

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Nintendo details Bayonetta 2's co-op mode

Nintendo details Bayonetta 2's co-op mode

Nintendo has given some details on how Bayonetta 2's multiplayer mode will function.

As reported by Siliconera, the game’s co-op mode, called “Tag Climax”, can be played with a friend, a stranger, or an AI partner, and is a wave survival mode that also features boss battles.

At the start of each round, players will be able to bet Halos (the game’s currency) on who will end the round with the most points.

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Destiny beta now open to almost everyone

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Destiny beta now open to almost everyone

Got FOMO over the Destiny beta? Well prepare to get un-FOMO’d, as it is now open to (almost) everybody.

There is one catch – you’ll need Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus. Oh, and a console.

It looks like the beta is being opened up to stress test the servers.

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Sony settles PSN outage class-action, but denies wrongdoing

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Sony settles PSN outage class-action, but denies wrongdoing

Sony has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit that stems from the weeks-long outage of PlayStation Network in 2011, but it continues to deny that the data of its users was vulnerable.

"A proposed settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuits arising from the April 2011 criminal cyber-attacks on the PlayStation Network, Qriocity, and Sony Online Entertainment services," a Sony representative told Polygon.

"Information regarding the proposed settlement, which is subject to final approval by the Court, is available in the settlement agreement and other documents filed with the Court.

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Far Cry 4's hero "not the white saviour, not the dudebro"

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Far Cry 4's hero "not the white saviour, not the dudebro"

Ubisoft is looking to improve on Far Cry 3’s oft-criticised script, says one of its writers.

Writer C.J. Kershner told Polygon, "We were aware of the discussions happening about Far Cry 3. People identified some problems.

"Our protagonist is not the white saviour, not the dudebro," added Kershner, who previously worked on the script for Homefront.

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An analogue stick has been added to the Steam Controller

An analogue stick has been added to the Steam Controller

It looks like Valve has added an analogue stick to its Steam Controller.

As spotted by Facepunch user DevinWatson, the latest update for digital distribution client Steam includes a new picture of the controller at the following location:

[Steam directory]\tenfoot\resource\images\library\alpha_conroller_l
ines_d0g.png

Monday 28 July


Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments gameplay trailer
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Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments gameplay trailer
20 minutes of spoiler-free gameplay.
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – Comic-Con 2014 trailer
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Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – Comic-Con 2014 trailer
More from the best Lego franchise.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – The Bright Lord Story trailer
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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – The Bright Lord Story trailer
Straight outta Comic-Con.
Tekken 7 – Comic-Con 2014 trailer
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Tekken 7 – Comic-Con 2014 trailer
EVO trailer, expanded.
BioWare announces new horror game with short teaser
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BioWare announces new horror game with short teaser
Something sleep-related.
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You've Been Chosen – Nightmare teaser trailer
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You've Been Chosen – Nightmare teaser trailer
New BioWare game teased.
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Assassin’s Creed Unity - Rob Zombie’s French Revolution trailer
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Assassin’s Creed Unity - Rob Zombie’s French Revolution trailer
Illustrated by The Walking Dead's Tony Moore.
The Walking Dead will return for a third season
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The Walking Dead will return for a third season
No surprise there.

Friday 25 July


Far Cry 4 – Nepal BTS Part One video
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Far Cry 4 – Nepal BTS Part One video
VICE and Ubi go to Nepal.
Alien: Isolation - The Cast of Alien video
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Alien: Isolation - The Cast of Alien video
Because no-one knows gaming like aging actors.
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Wider variety of female bodies coming to LoL, says Riot
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Wider variety of female bodies coming to LoL, says Riot
New female champion incoming.
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Nintendo details Bayonetta 2's co-op mode
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Nintendo details Bayonetta 2's co-op mode
Wave-based survival with betting.
Destiny beta now open to almost everyone
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Destiny beta now open to almost everyone
All with PS+ or XBLG, that is.
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Trine Enchanted Edition trailer
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Trine Enchanted Edition trailer
Trine 1 in the Trine 2 engine.
Halo: Nightfall – First Look trailer
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Halo: Nightfall – First Look trailer
Halo TV series unveiled.

Thursday 24 July


Random Access Memories: Renegade
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Random Access Memories: Renegade
Classic '80s arcade beat-'em-up revisited.
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Let's Play: Renegade
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Let's Play: Renegade
Matt relives his childhood in this 1986 beat-'em-up.
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Majestic Nights - teaser trailer
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Majestic Nights - teaser trailer
What if every conspiracy was true?
Grid Autosport – Best of British DLC trailer
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Grid Autosport – Best of British DLC trailer
Three new UK cars.
Velvet Sundown trailer
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Velvet Sundown trailer
Dead Calm.
Risen 3: Titan Lords – Back to The Roots feature video
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Risen 3: Titan Lords – Back to The Roots feature video
A handcrafted world.
WildStar – DevSpeak: Sabotage video
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WildStar – DevSpeak: Sabotage video
A massive multiplayer update.
Assassin's Creed Unity – Experience Trailer #1: New Engine, New Gameplay
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Assassin's Creed Unity – Experience Trailer #1: New Engine, New Gameplay
What makess Unity truly next-gen?
The team at Gameplanet plays on Alienware.