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Trine 3 is coming to PC and possibly console this year

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Trine 3 is coming to PC and possibly console this year

A third Trine title is coming to PC this year, with other platforms a possibility.

Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will once again be developed by Frozenbyte, and will feature the series’ trademark co-op gameplay.

"The Three Heroes embark on a new adventure through an enchanting fairytale world full of wonders, puzzles, dangerous foes, and strange magic," said Frozenbyte.

The first two Trine games have sold a combined seven million copies to date.

Trine 2 was initially released in 2011 for PC, and eventually found its way onto PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Wii U, and Android.

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Netflix is coming to New Zealand on March 24, can be streamed from consoles

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Netflix is coming to New Zealand on March 24, can be streamed from consoles

Netflix, the world's largest Internet television streaming service, will launch in New Zealand on March 24.

Internationally, Netflix offers a huge variety of original and syndicated programming. Original programming includes the critically acclaimed House of Cards and Orange is the New Black.

Netflix has announced regional programming partnerships with Roadshow Entertainment, Beyond Distribution, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and Disney.

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Stealth Inc 2 coming to Xbox, PlayStation, PC next month

Stealth Inc 2 coming to Xbox, PlayStation, PC next month

Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones is no longer a Wii U exclusive.

Curve Digital has announced that the stealth puzzle-platformer is coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, and PC in early April.

A sequel to Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark (AKA Stealth Bastard: Tactical Espionage Arsehole), Stealth Inc 2 expands on the action-platforming gameplay of the original, introducing a metroidvania style overworld, hidden secrets, customisable clones with a wide range of silly hats, and brand new gadgets and equipment to play with.

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Knights of Pen & Paper 2 hits PC and mobile in May

Knights of Pen & Paper 2 hits PC and mobile in May

Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is coming to PC, iOS, and Android devices on May 15, Paradox has announced.

“Return to the dicey world of Knights of Pen & Paper for a new turn-based adventure, where players get to take on the role of players, and also of the game’s encounter-designing, rules-laywering GM in a fully customisable party,” said the company.

The retro adventure will simulate 16-bit graphics rather than the 8-bit graphics of its predecessor, and feature an overhauled combat system, new crafting and loot, new Racial Feats, dynamically generated dungeons, and “entirely too many gaming and pop culture jokes”.

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Job Simulator is the first Steam VR game

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Job Simulator is the first Steam VR game

The first game in development for Valve's SteamVR tech is hoping to cash in on the silly Simulator trend.

Job Simulator, as the title suggests, asks you to perform the kinds of mundane tasks that people would actually have to pay you to do in the real world.

A teaser trailer, below, shows someone making soup in a restaurant kitchen.

Screenshots

Rockstar releases new Grand Theft Auto V PC screens

Rockstar releases new Grand Theft Auto V PC screens

Rockstar has released fifteen new screenshots of the upcoming PC edition of Grand Theft Auto V.

Last week, the developer announced that the PC release of the game has been pushed back for a third time.

The game is now scheduled to launch on April 14. It was initially expected on January 27, then delayed until March 24.

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The next Hearthstone expansion is set in Blackrock Mountain - report

The next Hearthstone expansion is set in Blackrock Mountain - report

If data-miners parsing the next Hearthstone patch are to be believed, the next expansion to the digital collectible card game will be themed around Blackrock Mountain.

Data-miners exploring the next patch for Hearthstone claim to have found information regarding to three new card backs: Ragnaros, Molten Core and Golden Celebration.

The requirement for the Molten Core card back is "purchase brm presale", claim the miners. In the World of Warcraft community, "BRM" is shorthand for Blackrock Mountain. The Ragnaros card back is awarded through ranked play.

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Future Assassin's Creed games will include more contemporary settings

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Future Assassin's Creed games will include more contemporary settings

Ubisoft plans to bring reintroduce modern framing narratives to its Assassin's Creed series.

Prior to last year's Assassin's Creed: Unity, Ubisoft used the Animus as a narrative conceit to jump between different historical eras over the course of a game's story. The developer reduced that framing narrative in Unity because "it was a completely fresh game on a completely fresh generation."

Speaking in a Twitch community livestream, writer Darby McDevitt said, “We always plan to have more modern day but we have to be really smart about how we do it. There was a plan for a little more modern day in Unity [and] nothing that was actually cut.

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Modder adds co-op to Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PC

Modder adds co-op to Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PC

A modder has added offline co-op to the PC version of Resident Evil Revelations 2.

Last week Capcom mistakenly advertised that the game’s PC version featured offline co-op, and was forced to offer refunds when this was not actually the case.

According to Capcom, co-op play was removed from the PC version of the game to ensure a stable user experience across a variety of different PC settings and devices.

Tuesday 3 March

Netflix is coming to New Zealand on March 24, can be streamed from consoles
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Netflix is coming to New Zealand on March 24, can be streamed from consoles
Available on all last- and new-gen platforms.
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Stealth Inc 2 coming to Xbox, PlayStation, PC next month
News
Stealth Inc 2 coming to Xbox, PlayStation, PC next month
No longer a Wii U exclusive.
Knights of Pen & Paper 2 hits PC and mobile in May
News
Knights of Pen & Paper 2 hits PC and mobile in May
Roleplaying a player.
Bombshell gameplay trailer
Trailer
Bombshell gameplay trailer
Coming to PC and console this year.
Amplitude – A Cult Classic Reborn trailer
Trailer
Amplitude – A Cult Classic Reborn trailer
Team play introduced.
Mortal Kombat X: Mobile trailer
Trailer
Mortal Kombat X: Mobile trailer
A F2P fighting/card-battler hybrid.
Trine 3 – The Artifacts of Power announcement trailer
Trailer
Trine 3 – The Artifacts of Power announcement trailer
More lush puzzle action co-op.
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Monday 2 March

A new Hope: We speak with République dev Ryan Payton
Interview
A new Hope: We speak with République dev Ryan Payton
On Unity 5 and PC gaming.
Job Simulator is the first Steam VR game
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Job Simulator is the first Steam VR game
Ha, ha, haaaaa...
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Job Simulator - Sriracha teaser trailer
Trailer
Job Simulator - Sriracha teaser trailer
Riveting.
Rockstar releases new Grand Theft Auto V PC screens
Screenshots
Rockstar releases new Grand Theft Auto V PC screens
Coming in April.
Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 live action trailer
Trailer
Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 live action trailer
This is exactly how we make lunch.
Modder adds co-op to Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PC
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Modder adds co-op to Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PC
Doing Capcom's work for it.
La-Mulana EX – Coming Soon trailer
Trailer
La-Mulana EX – Coming Soon trailer
La-Mulana comes to Vita.
Death's Gambit reveal trailer
Trailer
Death's Gambit reveal trailer
Killing immortals, Highlander-style.
Battlefield Hardline – Story dev diary
Trailer
Battlefield Hardline – Story dev diary
Crime drama aspirations.
Mortal Kombat X story trailer
Trailer
Mortal Kombat X story trailer
A new generation joins the battle.
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Vive VR Headset trailer
Trailer
Vive VR Headset trailer
From HTC and Valve
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Valve and HTC unveil Vive VR headset
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Valve and HTC unveil Vive VR headset
Controllers and position trackers coming too.
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Friday 27 February

Grow Home dev diary
Trailer
Grow Home dev diary
Behind the beanstalk.
Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late launch trailer
Trailer
Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late launch trailer
Catchy title.
LA Cops – Getting The Job Done trailer
Trailer
LA Cops – Getting The Job Done trailer
Good cop, bad cop.
Mortal Kombat X – Brutality gameplay trailer
Trailer
Mortal Kombat X – Brutality gameplay trailer
10 brutalities showcased.
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