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This year's Need for Speed is an AllDrive-powered reboot

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This year's Need for Speed is an AllDrive-powered reboot

This year’s Need for Speed title is simply called Need For Speed, and is being described by EA as “a full reboot” of the franchise.

Need For Speed Rivals developer Ghost Games is creating the game. It is the sole Need For Speed studio following the downsizing of Criterion in late 2013 and the departure of its co-founders.

According to EA, the game is fuelled by EA's own car culture community, Speedhunters, and will deliver an experience that's grounded in authentic car culture by diving into the rich world of past, present and emergent trends of the urban car scene.

“Need for Speed is one of the most iconic names in gaming, and we're returning it to greatness in this reboot,” said Ghost Games executive producer Marcus Nilsson.

“Pulling on our 20 years of history, and then taking a year out from releasing a game, we are making the game we’ve always wanted to. We're listening to the fans and delivering an experience that will capture their imagination and unleash their passion for cars and speed.”

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The Witcher 3's visual downgrade wasn't due to console versions – CDPR

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The Witcher 3's visual downgrade wasn't due to console versions – CDPR

CD Projekt Red has addressed accusations that it downgraded the visual fidelity of The Witcher 3.

Some accusers posit that the studio downgraded the graphics on the PC version between late 2013 (seen in the VGX video below) and release so the game would achieve something resembling visual parity across new-gen consoles and PC.

In a lengthy interview with Eurogamer, CD Projekt Red said the changes were due to technical restrictions that cropped up when the gameplay seen at VGX in 2013 was expanded into a true open world setting.

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The fourth episode of Telltale's Game of Thrones series drops next week

The fourth episode of Telltale's Game of Thrones series drops next week

The fourth episode of Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series now has release dates for all platforms .

Sons of Winter will be available on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3 on May 27; Xbox One and Xbox 360 on May 28; and iOS and Android on May 29.

The series tells the story of House Forrester. Caught up in the events of The War of the Five Kings, it is placed in a precarious position where members of the household must do everything they can to prevent the house from meeting its doom.

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Battlefield: Hardline's Criminal Activity DLC detailed

Battlefield: Hardline's Criminal Activity DLC detailed

EA has detailed the contents of the first expansion for Battlefield: Hardline.

Criminal Activity will add four new maps (Backwoods, Code Blue, The Beat, and Black Friday), two new rides, two new ammunition types for specific weapons, a new gadget, three new weapons, a nailgun battlepickup, a new Bounty Hunter game mode, and six new masks (two animal, four police headgear) to the cops and robbers FPS.

The plot:

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Rising Tide expands Civ: Beyond Earth across oceans

Rising Tide expands Civ: Beyond Earth across oceans

An upcoming expansion pack for Civilization: Beyond Earth will extend gameplay into the oceans, 2K and Firaxis Games have announced.

The expansion is called Rising Tide, and according to 2K it will “enhance the Beyond Earth experience by adding a variety of new gameplay capabilities and providing near limitless ways for players to create a new future for humanity on an alien planet”.

New aquatic gameplay will explore the oceans for colonisation by dramatically extending the play space, while an overhauled diplomacy system will provide players with additional layers of dynamic choices and options to shape the diplomatic landscape while engaging with the AI and one another.

Players will be able to construct floating settlements and access natural resources hidden beneath the seas, while fending off alien beasts with unique abilities which inhabit the water.

Rising Tide will also add Dynamic Leader Traits, wherein players and AI leaders unlock new Traits through gameplay and activate different combinations to respond to the changing world. These dynamic sets of Traits also provide benefits and add to the new Diplomacy system, governed by the new Fear and Respect attributes.

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Divinity: Original Sin is coming to console

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Divinity: Original Sin is coming to console

An Enhanced Edition of last year’s acclaimed RPG Divinity: Original Sin is coming to PC and – for the first time – Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

According to developer Larian Studios, Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition will add to the game a new user-interface tailored for controllers and couch friendly split-screen, fully-voiced and remastered dialogue featuring Alix Wilton Regan and Alec Newman, hours of new content, new crafting systems, and a reworked storyline.

Those who already own the game on PC will be able to upgrade for free.

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Dying Light's Bozak Horde DLC is out this month

Dying Light's Bozak Horde DLC is out this month

Dying Light’s arena DLC The Bozak Horde will launch on new-gen and PC on May 26, Techland has announced.

Bozak features a brand-new game mode that lets players enter the Harran Stadium and take on a series of twisted challenges laid out by a deeply-troubled psychopath named Bozak.

Designed with co-op gameplay in mind, Bozak will offer “a hefty challenge even for the most experienced teams of four”, said Techland.

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Double Fine strategy title Massive Chalice leaves Early Access next month

Double Fine strategy title Massive Chalice leaves Early Access next month

Turn-based strategy title Massive Chalice will leave Steam Early Access for the wilds of a full release on June 2, Double Fine has announced.

An Xbox One version will appear around that time as well.

“After many months of designing, building, reading through our early access feedback, and playing the game for hours on end, we’re finally in lockdown,” wrote community manager Spaff in an update today.

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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate has twin assassins, but no multiplayer

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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate has twin assassins, but no multiplayer

This year’s Assassin’s Creed, subtitled Syndicate, will have players liberate Victorian London from oppression using two new characters in the franchise’s biggest open world yet.

Although London will be 30 per cent larger than Unity's Paris map, there will be no co-op or multiplayer of any kind.

Players will control both Jacob Frye and Evie Frye, twin Assassins raised to follow the Creed. Jacob is a determined, hot-headed, and rebellious leader of an underground gang, while his sister is a master of stealth and control.

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The Walking Dead's third season isn't coming this year, but a standalone is

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The Walking Dead's third season isn't coming this year, but a standalone is

The third season of Telltale’s take on The Walking Dead won’t begin this year, the developer has confirmed.

Telltale’s Job Stauffer delivered the news via Twitter, but also mentioned that something "big" related to The Walking Dead would still be released this year.

That something is likely another standalone episode like 2013’s 400 Days, which fell between Season One and Season Two. Telltale has already said as much, in fact.

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Sega underperforms as Alien: Isolation sells just 2.1m

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Sega underperforms as Alien: Isolation sells just 2.1m

Sega’s packaged software sales rose 41 percent last financial year to 12.3m units, but the company’s management still called the performance “weak”.

Alien: Isolation sold 2.1 million units across physical and digital, but the game was in development for more than three years, and some of those sales were no doubt at a discount price.

In addition, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal only sold a combined 620,000 units, making them the lowest-selling major Sonic titles in the history of the series.

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Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege has a release date

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Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege has a release date

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will launch for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC on October 13, Ubisoft has announced.

According to developer Ubisoft Montreal, Rainbow Six Siege is inspired by real world counter-terrorist organisations, and puts players in the middle of lethal close-quarters confrontations.

Players will engage in sieges, a new style of assault where enemies have the means to transform their environments into modern strongholds while Rainbow Six teams lead the assault to breach the enemy’s position.

There will be four editions available:

The standard edition.

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The Witcher 3's visual downgrade wasn't due to console versions – CDPR
The Witcher 3's visual downgrade wasn't due to console versions – CDPR
NEWS Conspiracy alert!
PC, XO, PS4
2
The fourth episode of Telltale's Game of Thrones series drops next week
The fourth episode of Telltale's Game of Thrones series drops next week
NEWS Winter is basically here.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, iOS, Android
This year's Need for Speed is an AllDrive-powered reboot
This year's Need for Speed is an AllDrive-powered reboot
NEWS Not an Underground sequel, then.
PC, XO, PS4
8
Battlefield: Hardline's Criminal Activity DLC detailed
Battlefield: Hardline's Criminal Activity DLC detailed
NEWS New maps, weapons, mode, and more.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
Here's what Doom 4 looked like before it got an overhaul
SNIPPET
PC, XO, PS4
3
Rising Tide expands Civ: Beyond Earth across oceans
Rising Tide expands Civ: Beyond Earth across oceans
NEWS New diplomacy, factions, and more.
PC, Mac
Strategy: Turn Based
A Revenant and the super shotgun star in this short Doom teaser
SNIPPET Bring 'em on.
PC, XO, PS4
5
Divinity: Original Sin is coming to console
Divinity: Original Sin is coming to console
NEWS Enhanced Edition to hit PC as well.
PC, XO, PS4, Mac
4
Dying Light's Bozak Horde DLC is out this month
Dying Light's Bozak Horde DLC is out this month
NEWS "Bozak" is fun to say.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Double Fine strategy title Massive Chalice leaves Early Access next month
Double Fine strategy title Massive Chalice leaves Early Access next month
NEWS DF wraps up Kickstarter obligations.
PC
Strategy
The Walking Dead's third season isn't coming this year, but a standalone is
The Walking Dead's third season isn't coming this year, but a standalone is
NEWS Studio insanely busy.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, Vita, Mac
3
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege has a release date
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege has a release date
NEWS Special Editions detailed.
PC, XO, PS4
Action: Third-Person
5
Life is Strange Episode 3 is coming this month
Life is Strange Episode 3 is coming this month
SNIPPET
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
FIFA 15 added to EA Access Vault
SNIPPET
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, 3DS, Vita
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate has twin assassins, but no multiplayer
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate has twin assassins, but no multiplayer
NEWS Biggest city yet, new transport and weapons.
PC, XO, PS4
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Sega underperforms as Alien: Isolation sells just 2.1m
Sega underperforms as Alien: Isolation sells just 2.1m
NEWS Sonic no help.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
4
There aren't squads or classes in Star Wars: Battlefront
There aren't squads or classes in Star Wars: Battlefront
NEWS Partner up instead.
PC, XO, PS4
4
The Witcher 3 on Xbox One to feature dynamic resolution
The Witcher 3 on Xbox One to feature dynamic resolution
NEWS From 900p to 1080p.
PC, XO, PS4
9
Metal Gear Solid V sniper Quiet's action figure has squeezable breasts
Metal Gear Solid V sniper Quiet's action figure has squeezable breasts
NEWS ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Adventure
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Huge Wasteland 2 update adds Precision Strike system, overhauls graphics, and more
Huge Wasteland 2 update adds Precision Strike system, overhauls graphics, and more
NEWS For free, no less.
PC, Mac
2
A new-gen port of Dishonored could be in development
A new-gen port of Dishonored could be in development
NEWS Will be announced at E3?
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
43
Diablo III's Crusader is coming to Heroes of the Storm
SNIPPET
PC
Rockstar: We aren't banning GTA V players for using single player mods
Rockstar: We aren't banning GTA V players for using single player mods
NEWS Mods are unstable, though.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
4
Check out this half-hour Hotline Miami doco
SNIPPET
PC, PS3
Far Cry 4 Complete Edition is coming to PC and PS4 next month
Far Cry 4 Complete Edition is coming to PC and PS4 next month
SNIPPET
PC, XO, PS4
2
No iron sights in Star Wars: Battlefront, AT-STs playable
No iron sights in Star Wars: Battlefront, AT-STs playable
NEWS Watch out for logs.
PC, XO, PS4
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Cheap Witcher 3 keys valid despite dev protest, says GMG
Cheap Witcher 3 keys valid despite dev protest, says GMG
NEWS CD Projekt Red claims zero revenue.
PC, XO, PS4
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Zombie DLC invades Goat Simulator tomorrow
Zombie DLC invades Goat Simulator tomorrow
NEWS Crafting, powers, a new map, and more.
PC
2
These two mods add a gravity gun, a vehicle gun, and extra hilarity to GTA V
SNIPPET
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
Dragon Age: Inquisition free DLC adds new characters, dragons, and more
Dragon Age: Inquisition free DLC adds new characters, dragons, and more
NEWS Out now.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
RPG: Action
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