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Battlefield Hardline delayed to 2015

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Battlefield Hardline delayed to 2015

The release of Battlefield Hardline has been pushed to 2015 so the game may be improved and expanded, DICE has announced.

Feedback from the game’s beta got DICE thinking about what else it could put in the game, said studio VP Karl Magnus Troedsson.

“The more we thought about these ideas, the more we knew we had to get them into the game you will all be playing,” he said.

“However, there was only one problem. We would need more time. Time that we didn’t have if we decided to move forward with launching in just a couple of months.

“We decided that the right thing to do was to take more time to ensure Hardline is the best, most innovative Battlefield experience we can give to you, our fans.”

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Dragon Age: Inquisition release delayed six weeks

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Dragon Age: Inquisition release delayed six weeks

The release of Dragon Age: Inquisition has been delayed six weeks in order to give it an extra layer of polish, EA has announced.

Inquisition was due out on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC on October 9, but will now hit on November 21.

“We appreciate the enormous support we’ve received from all of you to get to this point, and while this extra few weeks may not seem like a lot, I know the game you’ll play will be all the better for it,” said executive producer Mark Darrah.

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Doom probably won't be publicly unveiled until next year

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Doom probably won't be publicly unveiled until next year

Bethesda Softworks marketing boss Pete Hines has hinted that the public probably won’t lay eyes on Bethesda’s new Doom title until next year.

Speaking with PC Gamer, Hines said that QuakeCon attendees only saw footage of the in-development FPS because he wanted to quash doubts about the state of the game. However, it isn’t ready to be inspected by the Internet at large.

"I really wanted to put something out there that in a strong way said, ‘Id is working on something that we think is really cool,’" said Hines.

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The Evil Within is now coming out earlier than expected

The Evil Within is now coming out earlier than expected

Bethesda will release Shinji Mikami's new survival horror game The Evil Within a week earlier than was previously announced.

Speaking at QuakeCon, Bethesda PR and marketing boss Pete Hines said The Evil Within will now be released on October 16 in New Zealand. It had previously been confirmed for October 21.

The change in date will mean The Evil Within is no longer being released on the same day as 2K's Evolve, which is on a hot streak after picking up numerous accolades at E3.

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Hearthstone: The Curse of Naxxramas drops next week

Hearthstone: The Curse of Naxxramas drops next week

The Curse of Naxxramas, the first singleplayer adventure for Hearthstone, will be released next week.

Starting July 23, all Hearthstone players will be able to access the first wing of the five-part adventure, the Arachnid Quarter. The first hit is free; subsequent wings will need to be purchased with in-game gold or real currency.

The full expansion adds 30 new cards to the game that are earned by defeating bosses, with completion of each wing guaranteeing the player a new Legendary class card.

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Assassin's Creed: Unity celebrates Bastille Day with Revolutionary gameplay trailer

Assassin's Creed: Unity celebrates Bastille Day with Revolutionary gameplay trailer

To celebrate Bastille Day, a French national holiday marking the beginning of the 1789 French Revolution, Ubisoft has released a new Assassin's Creed: Unity gameplay trailer.

The trailer focuses on Arno's covert role in the bloody Revolution to overthrow the decadent French aristocracy.

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Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega sues over his portrayal in Call of Duty

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Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega sues over his portrayal in Call of Duty

Manuel Noriega, the former military dictator of Panama, is suing Activision for using his name and likeness in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

Noriega features in the Suffer With Me level of Black Ops 2. In it, Alex Mason and Frank Woods track and capture Noriega in outer Panama City.

Noriega, 80, was the military dictator of Panama from December 1983 to December 1989, when he was captured by invading US forces and removed to America as a prisoner of war. In the US, he was tried on eight counts drug trafficking, racketeering, and money laundering. Following his sentence in the US, he was extradited to France where he served a further seven years on money laundering charges. He is now serving another 20 years in a Panama jail.

The lawsuit, filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, contends that, "In an effort to increase the popularity and revenue generated by Black Ops 2, defendants used, without authorization or consent, the image and likeness of plaintiff in Black Ops 2.

"Defendants’ use of plaintiff’s image and likeness caused damage to plaintiff. Plaintiff was portrayed as an antagonist and portrayed as the culprit of numerous fictional heinous crimes, creating the false impression that defendants are authorized to use plaintiff’s image and likeness. This caused plaintiffs to receive profits they would not have otherwise received."

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Visceral makes 10 more changes to Battlefield Hardline

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Visceral makes 10 more changes to Battlefield Hardline

Visceral has compiled a list of 10 changes it has made to Battlefield Hardline based on gamer feedback it received over the course of the beta.

Key changes include longer rounds, fewer explosives and a rebalanced Mechanic class.

Read up on all the changes below.

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Alien: Isolation DLC not just for pre-orders

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Alien: Isolation DLC not just for pre-orders

Alien: Isolation's downloadable content missions based on the original 1979 movie have captured the gaming public's attention and renewed the debate around pre-order incentives.

Yesterday, publisher Sega announced that gamers who pre-order Alien: Isolation will receive two bonus missions based on the 1979 Alien movie. Excitement around the announcement soon gave way to discussion around the dubious practice of ransoming content to drive up pre-orders.

Today, Sega has announced that the DLC is not for pre-order customers only, but will become available to all at a later date.

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Shadow Warrior reboot hits PS4 and XB1 in September

Shadow Warrior reboot hits PS4 and XB1 in September

Last year’s excellent Shadow Warrior reboot is coming to new-gen consoles, Devolver Digital has announced.

Both digital and physical versions of the game are coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in late September.

Shadow Warrior is a bold new version of the 1997 cult classic, reimagined with a blend of modern design, inventive combat mechanics, and a contemporary retelling of Lo Wang’s comical rise to legend.

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Alien: Isolation includes 1979 movie cast as pre-order bonus

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Alien: Isolation includes 1979 movie cast as pre-order bonus

Gamers who pre-order the Alien: Isolation will be able to play exclusive missions as the cast of the original 1979 Alien movie.

By pre-ordering, players will get two additional missions featuring Ellen Ripley, Dallas, Lambert, Brett, Parker and Ash.

In addition, players who pre-order and upgrade to the Collector's "Nostromo" Edition will get the Crew Expendable content in which they must lure the alien into the ship’s airlock.

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Dark Souls-style ARPG Lords of the Fallen coming October

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Dark Souls-style ARPG Lords of the Fallen coming October

Action-RPG Lords of the Fallen is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC on October 31, Deck13 and CI Games have announced.

According to CI Games: In Lords of the Fallen, you are Harkyn, the best of the worst of humanity. A convicted criminal, Harkyn is given a chance for redemption. But just as the rulers of the world get close to finding a way to banish all evil from humans, an army of the long-ago defeated god attacks the human realm. Released from prison, Harkyn and his mentor, Kaslo, set out on a mission to stop the war.

We went hands-on with Lords of the Fallen at E3, and it’s looking pretty good.

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Grim Fandango remaster also coming to PC

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Grim Fandango remaster also coming to PC

Double Fine’s Grim Fandango remaster is coming to PC, Mac, and Linux as well as PlayStation 4 and PS Vita.

The remaster was announced during Sony’s E3 press briefing in June.

A dark comedy neo-noir adventure game, Grim Fandango was originally released by LucasArts in 1998 for Windows.

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Get a first look at Alien: Isolation's take on the 1979 movie

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Get a first look at Alien: Isolation's take on the 1979 movie

Yesterday, Sega announced that the downloadable the content for Alien: Isolation would focus on the events of the original 1979 film. Now the publisher has released a trailer, which you can watch below.

At this time, the downloadable content is only available to those who pre-order the game. In it, players will get two additional missions featuring Ellen Ripley, Dallas, Lambert, Brett, Parker and Ash.

In addition, players who pre-order and upgrade to the Collector's "Nostromo" Edition will get the Crew Expendable content in which they must lure the alien into the ship’s airlock.

Finally, pre-ordering at preferred retailers will get players an additional mission in which Ripley must escape the Nostromo aboard the Narcissus shuttle.

Alien: Isolation is in development at The Creative Assembly, and is coming to Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.

News Index


Dragon Age: Inquisition release delayed six weeks
Dragon Age: Inquisition release delayed six weeks
NEWS Needs polish.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
10
Battlefield Hardline delayed to 2015
Battlefield Hardline delayed to 2015
NEWS Annual release schedule broken.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
12
Doom probably won't be publicly unveiled until next year
Doom probably won't be publicly unveiled until next year
NEWS Keeping the nitpickers at bay.
PC, XO, PS4
1
The Evil Within is now coming out earlier than expected
The Evil Within is now coming out earlier than expected
NEWS By a week.
PC, 360, PS3
Hearthstone: The Curse of Naxxramas drops next week
Hearthstone: The Curse of Naxxramas drops next week
NEWS The Arachnid Quarter.
PC, Mac, iOS, Android
Visceral makes 10 more changes to Battlefield Hardline
Visceral makes 10 more changes to Battlefield Hardline
NEWS Longer rounds, Mechanic overhauled.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
24
Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega sues over his portrayal in Call of Duty
Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega sues over his portrayal in Call of Duty
NEWS "Unjust enrichment".
PC, 360, PS3, WiiU
Action: First-Person
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Assassin's Creed: Unity celebrates Bastille Day with Revolutionary gameplay trailer
Assassin's Creed: Unity celebrates Bastille Day with Revolutionary gameplay trailer
NEWS Cake.
PC, XO, PS4
Alien: Isolation DLC not just for pre-orders
Alien: Isolation DLC not just for pre-orders
NEWS You can buy it later.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
4
Get a first look at Alien: Isolation's take on the 1979 movie
Get a first look at Alien: Isolation's take on the 1979 movie
NEWS A pre-order trailer appears.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
1
Shadow Warrior reboot hits PS4 and XB1 in September
Shadow Warrior reboot hits PS4 and XB1 in September
NEWS Wang pops up again.
PC, XO, PS4
Dark Souls-style ARPG Lords of the Fallen coming October
Dark Souls-style ARPG Lords of the Fallen coming October
NEWS Prepare to die.
PC, XO, PS4
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Alien: Isolation includes 1979 movie cast as pre-order bonus
Alien: Isolation includes 1979 movie cast as pre-order bonus
NEWS Classic missions reimagined.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
10
Grim Fandango remaster also coming to PC
Grim Fandango remaster also coming to PC
NEWS Of course.
PC, PS4
3
Game builder Project Spark has a release date
Game builder Project Spark has a release date
NEWS Get creative.
PC, XO
Battleborn is a first-person "hero shooter" from Borderlands studio Gearbox
Battleborn is a first-person "hero shooter" from Borderlands studio Gearbox
NEWS Don't call it a MOBA.
PC, XO, PS4
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Second Mighty No. 9 crowdfunding effort underway
Second Mighty No. 9 crowdfunding effort underway
NEWS For bonus content only.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, 3DS, Vita, Mac
Bethesda on Doom: "We need to prove ourselves all over again"
Bethesda on Doom: "We need to prove ourselves all over again"
NEWS Agreed.
PC, 360
2
Murdered: Soul Suspect studio shuts up shop
Murdered: Soul Suspect studio shuts up shop
NEWS It's over for Airtight Games.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
6
Homefront: The Revolution devs strike over unpaid wages - rumour
Homefront: The Revolution devs strike over unpaid wages - rumour
NEWS Crytek's woes said to deepen.
PC, XO, PS4, Mac
9
You can't participate in the Evolve alpha
You can't participate in the Evolve alpha
NEWS What is this, 1999?
PC, XO, PS4
6
Civilization: Beyond Earth takes off this October
Civilization: Beyond Earth takes off this October
NEWS For PC and Mac.
PC, Mac
6
Visceral makes changes to Battlefield Hardline based on beta feedback
Visceral makes changes to Battlefield Hardline based on beta feedback
NEWS Less camera shake, for starters.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Lindsay Lohan sues over Grand Theft Auto V
Lindsay Lohan sues over Grand Theft Auto V
NEWS Claims trashy digital celeb is her likeness.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
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Dragon Age: Inquisition will feature BioWare's first "fully gay" male party member
Dragon Age: Inquisition will feature BioWare's first "fully gay" male party member
NEWS Hey, progress.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
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Blizzard announces local servers for Heroes of the Storm
Blizzard announces local servers for Heroes of the Storm
NEWS Influx of local invites underway.
PC
5
Escape Dead Island is a third-person singleplayer spin-off
Escape Dead Island is a third-person singleplayer spin-off
NEWS Bridges Dead Island 1 and 2.
PC, 360, PS3
MachineGames knows what it wants from a Wolfenstein: The New Order sequel
MachineGames knows what it wants from a Wolfenstein: The New Order sequel
NEWS MechaSatan?
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
1
Games are violent because devs underestimate their audience – Levine
Games are violent because devs underestimate their audience – Levine
NEWS Games are maturing, though.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
9
Anger as Rebellion deactivates "stolen" Sniper Elite 3 keys
Anger as Rebellion deactivates "stolen" Sniper Elite 3 keys
NEWS The fix is in?
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
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