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GTA Online gets in the holiday mood with Festive Surprise

GTA Online gets in the holiday mood with Festive Surprise

Rockstar is bringing some holiday cheer to San Andreas with the Festive Surprise seasonal event.

The Festive Surprise event brings snow days and snowball fights, Christmas trees, knitted holiday sweaters.

Of course, there are also new weapons and vehicles, including the Homing Missile Launcher and Proximity Mines.

The Festive Surprise is live now on all platforms.

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Telltale's next is Minecraft: Story Mode

Telltale's next is Minecraft: Story Mode

Telltale has announced that it's collaborating with Mojang to create Minecraft: Story Mode.

The game will be made with the help of the Minecraft community, said Telltale.

"We’re not intending on creating an 'official' story for Steve, or explaining the world of Minecraft in detail. It will be a cool game," said Mojang.

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The latest AC: Unity patch downloads the entire game again

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The latest AC: Unity patch downloads the entire game again

Today’s Assassin’s Creed: Unity patch is supposed to weigh in at a chunky 6.7GB, but is many times that on Xbox One.

“We have received and confirmed reports that some Xbox One players who have previously applied Patch 3 are seeing a 40GB download instead of the expected 6.7GB download,” Ubisoft wrote on the Assassin’s Creed website.

“Unfortunately, an issue with the patch downloading process is replacing the entire game instead of just the parts affected by the patch. This is obviously not the expected behavior, and we apologize that many of you will have to wait longer than expected to complete this download.”

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Mass murder game Hatred is back on Steam

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Mass murder game Hatred is back on Steam

Controversial mass murder title Hatred is back on Steam Greenlight less than 48 hours after it was pulled from the service by Valve.

The game can be voted up or down here.

Valve removed the game only yesterday. "Based on what we've seen on Greenlight we would not publish Hatred on Steam. As such we'll be taking it down," said the company.

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GTA Online Heists detailed, coming early next year

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GTA Online Heists detailed, coming early next year

GTA Online’s Heists will go live early next year, says Rockstar Games.

The developer is promising 20 hours of gameplay, along with new weapons, vehicles, and items.

Players will be rewarded for completing all five Heists in order, as well as completing them in the new first-person mode on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

“We never want to have to move a date but if something is delayed, it’s because it’s not at the level we expect of ourselves,” Rockstar lead mission designer Imran Sarwar told IGN.

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Next Total War: Rome II DLC focuses on ancient Sparta

Next Total War: Rome II DLC focuses on ancient Sparta

The next campaign DLC for Total War: Rome II is called Wrath of Sparta and is out now.

The DLC recreates the Pelopponesian Wars and pits three Sparta, Athens, Corinth and the Boiotian League against one another.

"Will Sparta and its allies martial their formidable military might to dominate Greece? Or will stately Athens retain its stranglehold on Greek politics, and assure victory with its unsurpassed navies? The dominant state must prepare for an escalating challenge, as the Persian Empire watches matters unfold, and drills its armies in readiness for a challenger to rise," writes Sega.

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Shadow of Mordor's Lord of the Hunt story DLC launches

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Shadow of Mordor's Lord of the Hunt story DLC launches

The first story expansion for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is out today on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.

Alongside a new story, Lord of the Hunt brings new nemeses, monsters, missions, challenges, epic runes, and a new character skin to the game.

It also includes Test of the Wild, wherein players face off against Beastmasters and mount their trophies on a leaderboard.

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Hearthstone now available on Android tablets

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Hearthstone now available on Android tablets

Blizzard's wildly popular digital card game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is now also available on Android tablets.

Players in Australia, New Zealand and Canada are the first in the world to get access to Hearthstone for Android tablets, and can now download the game for free on Google Play. Other territories will be able to download the game on Anrdoid tablets in the weeks ahead.

Last week, Blizzard released Goblins vs Gnomes, the first full expansion to Hearthstone, on all platforms. It dives into the deep engineering rivalry between the two races, and adds a new minion type called mechs.

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Play as Ciri in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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Play as Ciri in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The second playable character in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is Ciri.

Players won't be able to switch between Ciri and Geralt at will, but will assume control of Ciri during key story moments in the game.

According to the game's lore, Ciri is Geralt's apprentice. She comes from an elven bloodline once thought to be lost.

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Ubisoft delays major Unity patch so that it can "refurbish Paris"

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Ubisoft delays major Unity patch so that it can "refurbish Paris"

Ubisoft has pushed back the release date of a major Assassin's Creed Unity patch designed to "to rectify most of the remaining issues our players have been reporting".

Patch 4, as it's known, has been delayed "a few more days" while the Ubisoft live team "refurbish the Paris map".

"Rigorous quality control is of paramount importance to us, and your feedback over these past weeks has indicated that it is important to you as well," Ubisoft's live team said. "As stated last week, we'd expected to release the patch today (and we know that many are anticipating its release), but we are choosing to hold off until we can give you the improvements we've promised.

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Mass murder title Hatred pulled from Steam Greenlight

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Mass murder title Hatred pulled from Steam Greenlight

Controversial mass murder title Hatred has been pulled from Steam Greenlight by Valve, just hours after it was submitted to the service.

“We wanted you guys to know that based on what we see on Greenlight we would not publish Hatred on Steam,” Valve told Hatred developer Destructive Creations. “As such we’ll be taking it down.”

The game’s development would not be altered as a result of its removal from Steam, said Destructive Creations.

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Here are 30 true facts about space explorer No Man’s Sky

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Here are 30 true facts about space explorer No Man’s Sky

Space exploration title No Man’s Sky has remained something of an enigma since its announcement last year, but details are finally surfacing about its gameplay.

In an interview with Game Informer (as reported by Venturebeat), Hello Games managing director Sean Murray revealed a number of things about the game, due out on Windows PC and PlayStation 4 next year.

Here are 30 facts about the game, in no particular order:

1. No Man’s Sky’s universe is infinite.
2. You can only have one ship.
3. You can’t customise your ship — but you can find one that you like.
4. Earth isn’t present, but you might find something close to it.
5. You can play with your friends.
6. You can take pictures.
7. You can swim underwater.
8. You can chop down a tree.
9. You can choose to be a pacifist, but you might still be attacked.
10. Some planets are the size of Earth.

News Index


GTA Online gets in the holiday mood with Festive Surprise
GTA Online gets in the holiday mood with Festive Surprise
NEWS Snowball fights and more.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
Telltale's next is Minecraft: Story Mode
Telltale's next is Minecraft: Story Mode
NEWS Coming 2015.
PC, 360, XO, PS4, Vita
The latest AC: Unity patch downloads the entire game again
The latest AC: Unity patch downloads the entire game again
NEWS Only on Xbox One.
PC, XO, PS4
Action: Third-Person
16
Mass murder game Hatred is back on Steam
Mass murder game Hatred is back on Steam
NEWS Ya-ay?
PC
Action: Third-Person
14
Next Total War: Rome II DLC focuses on ancient Sparta
Next Total War: Rome II DLC focuses on ancient Sparta
NEWS Out now.
PC
Strategy: Turn Based
Shadow of Mordor's Lord of the Hunt story DLC launches
Shadow of Mordor's Lord of the Hunt story DLC launches
NEWS More meat to carve up.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
1
GTA Online Heists detailed, coming early next year
GTA Online Heists detailed, coming early next year
NEWS Leader chooses gear, foots the bill.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
1
Here are 30 true facts about space explorer No Man’s Sky
Here are 30 true facts about space explorer No Man’s Sky
NEWS No dino riding. Boo.
PC, PS4
21
Hearthstone now available on Android tablets
Hearthstone now available on Android tablets
NEWS In AU, NZ, CA.
PC, Mac, iOS, Android
3
Ubisoft delays major Unity patch so that it can "refurbish Paris"
Ubisoft delays major Unity patch so that it can "refurbish Paris"
NEWS Game almost ready for release.
PC, XO, PS4
Action: Third-Person
3
Play as Ciri in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Play as Ciri in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
NEWS A living weapon.
PC, XO, PS4
2
Mass murder title Hatred pulled from Steam Greenlight
Mass murder title Hatred pulled from Steam Greenlight
NEWS Valve not keen.
PC
Action: Third-Person
63
Cities XXL is the plus-size follow-up to Cities XL
Cities XXL is the plus-size follow-up to Cities XL
NEWS Lay off the sugar, dude.
PC
Simulation
8
You won't find your friends in No Man's Sky
You won't find your friends in No Man's Sky
NEWS Together apart.
PC, PS4
12
The "market is afraid of badly polished games on next-gen" - Witcher 3 dev
The "market is afraid of badly polished games on next-gen" - Witcher 3 dev
NEWS No kidding.
PC, XO, PS4
4
GTA V ban "flies in the face of everything that free society's based on"
GTA V ban "flies in the face of everything that free society's based on"
NEWS Take-Two president speaks out.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
12
Open world survival title H1Z1 hits Early Access next month
Open world survival title H1Z1 hits Early Access next month
NEWS Won't rival DayZ immediately.
PC, PS4
5
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt delayed a second time
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt delayed a second time
NEWS Bug hunting continues.
PC, XO, PS4
9
Street Fighter V is coming to PS4, PC
Street Fighter V is coming to PS4, PC
NEWS PlayStation console exclusive.
PC, PS4
39
Games industry group responds to the removal of GTA V from retail chains
Games industry group responds to the removal of GTA V from retail chains
NEWS IGEA "surprised" by Target, Kmart.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
6
Target Australia pulls GTA V from shelves following petition
Target Australia pulls GTA V from shelves following petition
NEWS UPDATED: Take-Two responds.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
12
Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes releases December 9
Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes releases December 9
NEWS Daylight's burning.
PC, Mac, iOS, Android
League of Legends World Championship watched by 27 million
League of Legends World Championship watched by 27 million
NEWS Down 15% on last year.
PC
Action
Warface faceplants on Xbox, axe to drop Feb 1
Warface faceplants on Xbox, axe to drop Feb 1
NEWS Face first.
PC, 360
6
Epic taking Alpha sign-ups for co-op sandbox title Fortnite
Epic taking Alpha sign-ups for co-op sandbox title Fortnite
NEWS Console a possibility.
PC
1
The Crew won't repeat the mistakes of AC: Unity – Ubisoft
The Crew won't repeat the mistakes of AC: Unity – Ubisoft
NEWS Place your bets.
PC, 360, XO, PS4
20
Broken Age's second half to release early 2015
Broken Age's second half to release early 2015
NEWS Better late than never.
PC, Mac, iOS, Android
Adventure
Cheating forces rematch at DreamHack's CS:GO tournament
Cheating forces rematch at DreamHack's CS:GO tournament
NEWS Exploit allows comeback.
PC
10
Path of Exile update adds Challenge Leagues, overhauls skill tree, and more
Path of Exile update adds Challenge Leagues, overhauls skill tree, and more
NEWS PvP rebalance coming.
PC
The Witcher Adventure Game is out now
The Witcher Adventure Game is out now
NEWS Digital and physical versions available.
PC, Mac, iOS, Android
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