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There's a Star Wars Battlefront beta coming next month

There's a Star Wars Battlefront beta coming next month

There’s a Star Wars Battlefront coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Origin) early next month, EA has announced.

The beta will feature 40-player multiplayer mode Walker Assault on the planet Hoth, Tatooine Survival Missions, and an as-yet unannounced mode called Drop Zone.

As part of the beta, EA is also revealing the Star Wars Battlefront companion app, which features a strategic card game called Base Command.

Playing Base Command earns you in-game credits that unlock Star Cards, weapons, and more in Battlefront.

The app also lets you check game stats and progression, customise load-outs and appearance, connect with friends, and get notified when they’re playing.

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Imperial City is now open in The Elder Scrolls Online

Imperial City is now open in The Elder Scrolls Online

Imperial City, the first DLC game pack for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, is now available for PC and Mac.

It will be available for Xbox One on September 15, and PlayStation 4 on September 16.

“Imperial City, the heart of the Cyrodiilic Empire, has fallen to Daedric Prince Molag Bal and now all three alliances must battle not only against the Daedric forces, but against each other as well!” said Zenimax Online Studios.

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Wesker is playable in Resident Evil 0 HD

Wesker is playable in Resident Evil 0 HD

The upcoming remake of Resident Evil 0 will allow you to play as Wesker.

Wesker Mode sees Wesker replace the gameplay role of Billy Coen in the game, and he comes with his own ability set.

“For the first time ever in Resident Evil 0 players can experience the events leading up to the iconic mansion outbreak playing as alternative character Albert Wesker, alongside S.T.A.R.S. member Rebecca Chambers,” said Capcom.

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PS4 firmware update to bring new social features including YouTube streaming

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PS4 firmware update to bring new social features including YouTube streaming

The next PlayStation 4 system software update will expand online storage and add a host of social capabilities to the console.

Update Version 3.00 doesn’t yet have a release date, but when it launches, it will expand online storage for PlayStation Plus members from 1GB to 10GB, and also add a new feature called Communities.

Communities will allow players to create communities based around shared interests like games, genres, and more.

Editor's Blog

Reviews update: Metal Gear Solid V, Mad Max, Gears of War Ultimate Edition

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Reviews update: Metal Gear Solid V, Mad Max, Gears of War Ultimate Edition

Hideo Kojima’s much-anticipated Metal Gear Solid V is out today on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and tomorrow on Windows PC, but unfortunately we are unlikely to have a review up for a week or two. That’s because we did not attend the game’s review event, and Konami has not supplied us with a review copy, so we are starting what looks to be a massive game at the same time as some of you are.

As such, we are not yet sure what form our coverage will take. We might publish a preliminary review in a week or so and update it as we progress, publish a full review later, or simply not publish one at all. It’s all going to depend what Tim wants to do – he paid for his own copy of the game, after all. In the meantime, you can check out what our forum users think of it here.

Note: Originally I stated here that Warner Bros hadn’t supplied us with a review copy of Mad Max, but I've since learned that our reviewer received a copy on Monday, two days before release. My apologies to WB. We'll post a review as soon as possible.

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XCOM 2 won't be invading earth this year

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XCOM 2 won't be invading earth this year

Turn-based tactical shooter XCOM 2 is no longer coming out this year.

The PC-exclusive sequel was due to touch down in November, but its release has been pushed to February 5, 2016.

“We’ve set a high bar for the sequel and the entire team has been working hard to make sure we deliver a great follow-up to Enemy Unknown,” said developer Firaxis Games.

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Uncharted 4 release date announced

Uncharted 4 release date announced

Uncharted 4 will launch for PlayStation 4 on March 18, 2016, Naughty Dog has announced.

You can see details of the game's Special Edition, Libertalia Collector’s Edition, and Digital Deluxe Edition on PlayStation Blog.

The game is set three years after the events of Uncharted 3, and finds Nathan Drake retired and settled into a normal life with his wife Elena Fisher. However, his world is turned upside down when his older brother Sam, long believed dead, suddenly appears seeking his help.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has a release date

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has a release date

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will launch globally on February 23, 2016 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC, publisher Square Enix and developer Eidos-Montréal have announced.

Mankind Divided is set in 2029 in the Czech Republic capital Prague, two years after the events of Human Revolution. Adam Jensen returns as the protagonist, working with an international coalition to halt a rising tide of terrorist attacks, while the public rallies against those with augmentations.

Eidos-Montréal previously announced that stealth is a viable tactic all the way through the game including the boss fights, and that there will be a New Game+ mode.

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Mortal Kombat X is no longer coming to X360 or PS3

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Mortal Kombat X is no longer coming to X360 or PS3

The last-gen console versions of Mortal Kombat X have been cancelled.

The game’s PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions simply weren’t up to scratch, said publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

“Please know our teams worked diligently to meet the quality standards set by the current-gen versions of the game,” it said.

Wednesday 2 September

Armello launch trailer
Trailer
Armello launch trailer
From Aussie studio League of Geeks.
Imperial City is now open in The Elder Scrolls Online
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Imperial City is now open in The Elder Scrolls Online
Free for subscribers.
Resident Evil Origins Collection trailer
Trailer
Resident Evil Origins Collection trailer
Resident Evil 0, RE HD.
Wesker is playable in Resident Evil 0 HD
News
Wesker is playable in Resident Evil 0 HD
New bundle announced.
Press X to Not Die trailer 2
Trailer
Press X to Not Die trailer 2
A cheap, bloody, satirical FMV title.
There's a Star Wars Battlefront beta coming next month
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There's a Star Wars Battlefront beta coming next month
Walker Assault, Survival, Drop Zone.
Mad Max launch trailer
Trailer
Mad Max launch trailer
I Can't Escape: Darkness gameplay trailer
Trailer
I Can't Escape: Darkness gameplay trailer
Bespoke engine.
Stasis gameplay trailer
Trailer
Stasis gameplay trailer
Xeodrifter launch trailer
Trailer
Xeodrifter launch trailer
The latest from Renegade Kid.

Tuesday 1 September

Kiwi voice director Simon Peacock interview
Interview
Deus Ex, grunting, and a Hamlet video game stage show
A chat with Kiwi voice director Simon Peacock.
Halo 5: Guardians opening cinematic
Trailer
Halo 5: Guardians opening cinematic
Oooh weee.
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Final Fantasy XV – PAX 2015 driving gameplay footage
Trailer
Final Fantasy XV – PAX 2015 driving gameplay footage
Five minutes of cruising.
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XCOM 2 won't be invading earth this year
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XCOM 2 won't be invading earth this year
"We just need a little more time."
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Uncharted 4 release date announced
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Uncharted 4 release date announced
Special and Collector's Editions detailed.
Destiny: The Taken King launch gameplay trailer
Trailer
Destiny: The Taken King launch gameplay trailer
Next expansion arriving.