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Microsoft unveils wired controller for Xbox One and PC

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Microsoft unveils wired controller for Xbox One and PC

Microsoft has unveiled a wired controller that works on both Xbox One and Windows PC.

According to Microsoft, the aptly-named Xbox One Controller + Cable “is the culmination of over 200 prototypes; featuring over 40 awesome innovations, it’s the best PC controller Microsoft has ever produced”.

It functions both as a wired and a wireless controller, and after being plugged in to any USB slot updates automatically.

Of course, the option to use a wireless Xbox One controller with your PC still exists.

The Xbox One Controller + Cable for Windows launches in November and works with both Windows 7 and Windows 8.

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Final Fantasy 13 coming to PC next month

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Final Fantasy 13 coming to PC next month

Final Fantasy XIII will be released on Steam for PC next month on October 8, Square Enix has announced.

The game will cost US$15.99, and those who pre-order now will receive a 10 percent discount.

Final Fantasy XIII for PC will be followed by all others in the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy, which includes Final Fantasy 13-2, and Final Fantasy XIII - Lightning Returns.

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Trade Offers removed from FIFA 15's Ultimate Team mode

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Trade Offers removed from FIFA 15's Ultimate Team mode

Trade Offers will not be an option in FIFA 15’s Ultimate Team mode, as EA continues to wage war on cheaters in the best-selling football franchise.

In prior versions of the game, Trade Offers allowed users to exchange items directly rather than rely on the game's auction mechanism.

Trade Offers were in the game so players could barter or share items with friends, but the system quickly became the domain of coin sellers.

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Free update adds two new companions to Divinity: Original Sin

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Free update adds two new companions to Divinity: Original Sin

Two new companions have been added to Larian Studios’ CRPG Divinity: Original Sin thanks to a free update.

The Bear and the Burglar DLC pack is available for free via Steam or simply by updating the game on GOG, and places two new companions – a ranger and a rogue – in Cyseal, ready to join your party.

Both have unique story arcs, but must be convinced that spending time with you is a good idea.

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Hearthstone surpasses 20 million players

Hearthstone surpasses 20 million players

More than 20 million people have played Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Blizzard has announced.

The publisher made the announcement over Twitter. "Thank you all for joining us in Hearthstone," said Blizzard. "We're going to need a bigger tavern!"

Hearthstone came out of beta on PC and Mac in March. The free-to-play collectible card game is also currently available on iPad.

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New Titanfall DLC map 'Zone 18' revealed

New Titanfall DLC map 'Zone 18' revealed

Respawn has shared the first screenshots and details about Zone 18, a new Titanfall map coming up in the IMC Rising downloadable content pack.

Zone 18 is an old IMC base hidden in the wilderness of the Dakota system where IMC robotics research continues in secret, despite the destruction of Hammond Robotics' corporate headquarters.

Respawn describes Zone 18 as a fast-paced environment with two main sections divided by a supply path.

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Notch on Minecraft sale: "It's not about the money. It’s about my sanity."

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Notch on Minecraft sale: "It's not about the money. It’s about my sanity."

The sale of Minecraft and Mojang to Microsoft was actioned to keep Mojang co-founder Markus "Notch" Persson sane, he says.

In a post on his personal blog, Persson – the creator of sandbox phenomenon Minecraft – has detailed how he felt so overwhelmed by Minecraft’s staggering success that selling the game ended up being the only option.

“It’s not about the money. It’s about my sanity,” he wrote.

“I don’t see myself as a real game developer. I make games because it’s fun, and because I love games and I love to program, but I don’t make games with the intention of them becoming huge hits, and I don’t try to change the world.

“Minecraft certainly became a huge hit, and people are telling me it’s changed games. I never meant for it to do either. It’s certainly flattering, and to gradually get thrust into some kind of public spotlight is interesting."

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Microsoft acquires Minecraft and Mojang for US$2.5b

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Microsoft acquires Minecraft and Mojang for US$2.5b

As rumoured, Microsoft has acquired Swedish developer Mojang and smash hit sandbox title Minecraft for US$2.5 billion.

As a result of the sale, Mojang co-founders Markus "Notch" Persson, Carl Manneh, and Jakob Porsér are all leaving the company

Mojang's Owen Hill shed some light on why Notch made the decision to sell and leave Mojang in a post on the company’s blog.

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GTA V for new-gen and PC dated

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GTA V for new-gen and PC dated

Rockstar has dated both the new-gen and PC enhanced editions of Grand Theft Auto V.

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One editions will be available from November 18. The PC edition will land on January 27, 2015.

Rockstar has cut a new trailer to support the announcement. Watch it below.

News Index


Final Fantasy 13 coming to PC next month
Final Fantasy 13 coming to PC next month
NEWS Lightning strikes late.
PC, 360, PS3
Adventure & RPG
1
Microsoft unveils wired controller for Xbox One and PC
Microsoft unveils wired controller for Xbox One and PC
NEWS Works wirelessly as well.
PC, XO
20
Trade Offers removed from FIFA 15's Ultimate Team mode
Trade Offers removed from FIFA 15's Ultimate Team mode
NEWS Battling coin sellers.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, 3DS, Vita
7
Free update adds two new companions to Divinity: Original Sin
Free update adds two new companions to Divinity: Original Sin
NEWS Also includes fixes, polish.
PC, Mac
1
Hearthstone surpasses 20 million players
Hearthstone surpasses 20 million players
NEWS Digital CCG passes milestone.
PC, Mac, iOS, Android
Notch on Minecraft sale: "It's not about the money. It’s about my sanity."
Notch on Minecraft sale: "It's not about the money. It’s about my sanity."
NEWS Seeks lower profile.
PC, 360, XO, PS4
10
Microsoft acquires Minecraft and Mojang for US$2.5b
Microsoft acquires Minecraft and Mojang for US$2.5b
NEWS Notch leaves Mojang.
PC, 360, XO, PS4
17
New Titanfall DLC map 'Zone 18' revealed
New Titanfall DLC map 'Zone 18' revealed
NEWS Screenshots inside.
PC, 360, XO
GTA V for new-gen and PC dated
GTA V for new-gen and PC dated
NEWS Plus, a new trailer.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
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Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will get an episodic release first
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will get an episodic release first
NEWS First story details emerge.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
First-person survival title Dying Light has a release date
First-person survival title Dying Light has a release date
NEWS Sooner than expected.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
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Watch Dogs for Wii U gets local release date
Watch Dogs for Wii U gets local release date
NEWS Coming this November.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, WiiU
Action: Third-Person
1
Assassin's Creed Unity's co-op Heists explained in new video
Assassin's Creed Unity's co-op Heists explained in new video
NEWS Procedurally generated content.
PC, XO, PS4
Last-gen Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor delayed six weeks
Last-gen Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor delayed six weeks
NEWS A receding shadow.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
2
Spec Ops: The Line writer leaves 2K
Spec Ops: The Line writer leaves 2K
NEWS Will stay in games.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
Batman: Arkham Knight release is a long way off
Batman: Arkham Knight release is a long way off
NEWS Limited Editions detailed.
PC, XO, PS4
1
Mortal Kombat X has a release date
Mortal Kombat X has a release date
NEWS Ex not ten.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
2
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 protagonists unveiled
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 protagonists unveiled
NEWS Someone old, someone new.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
1
An Evil Within after-dark maze is coming to Movie World
An Evil Within after-dark maze is coming to Movie World
NEWS
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Riot to reboot League of Legends lore
Riot to reboot League of Legends lore
NEWS Decluttering.
PC
Action
2
Robin Williams tribute discovered in Warlords of Draenor
Robin Williams tribute discovered in Warlords of Draenor
NEWS Genie, Mork, and more.
PC
7
Free update brings new campaign and units to Wargame: Red Dragon
Free update brings new campaign and units to Wargame: Red Dragon
NEWS Gorbachev overthrown.
PC, Mac
Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell inspired by Disney movies
Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell inspired by Disney movies
NEWS Musical numbers and all.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Watch Dogs DLC 'Bad Blood' stars T-Bone
Watch Dogs DLC 'Bad Blood' stars T-Bone
NEWS Out this month.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, WiiU
Action: Third-Person
Record crowds expected for League of Legends World Championship final
Record crowds expected for League of Legends World Championship final
NEWS 45,000 at the venue, millions watching.
PC
Action
1
Play as Handsome Jack in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Play as Handsome Jack in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
NEWS The first DLC character.
PC, 360, PS3
2
Two new hints that PC, new-gen GTA V will land in November
Two new hints that PC, new-gen GTA V will land in November
NEWS Tunes changed.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
1
Resident Evil Revelations 2 announced
Resident Evil Revelations 2 announced
NEWS Features new heroes.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
3
Sega announces Total War: Rome 2 Emperor Edition
Sega announces Total War: Rome 2 Emperor Edition
NEWS New campaign within.
PC
Strategy: Turn Based
Saints Row IV expansion Gat out of Hell coming 2015
Saints Row IV expansion Gat out of Hell coming 2015
NEWS New powers, weapons, story.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
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