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The PS4 isn't the only console that's getting DayZ

The PS4 isn't the only console that's getting DayZ

DayZ won’t be a PlayStation 4 console exclusive, the game’s creator Dean Hall says.

Hall took the stage at Gamescom in August to announce that a PlayStation 4 version of the multiplayer sandbox survival title was on the way.

However, last week he told Eurogamer that DayZ is definitely going to be a multi-platform title.

“That’s the firm vision from Bohemia’s standpoint. But we’ll announce what all the other platforms are as we get to that point,” said Hall.

There is still no word on whether it will be developed in an Early Access fashion for the console.

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A full Hearthstone expansion is in development

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A full Hearthstone expansion is in development

The first full expansion to Blizzard's digital collectible card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will add a huge number of new cards.

Speaking with Polygon, production director Jason Chayes said Blizzard will "mix it up" in the first expansion.

"It will have a lot more cards. We’re talking about more than 100. We are going to have a central theme for how that will all fit together. That’ll be the next thing coming up."

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Kiwi ARPG Path of Exile crosses the seven million player mark

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Kiwi ARPG Path of Exile crosses the seven million player mark

Critically-acclaimed action-RPG Path of Exile’s second expansion and Taiwan release have pushed its registered players total to well over seven million, developer Grinding Gear Games has announced.

One million of those players are in Taiwan, and registered within a month of the game’s launch there, far exceeding the expectations of Asian publisher Garena Online.

"Prior to launching Path of Exile, we had no idea that Taiwan was such a large gaming market," said Grinding Gear Games managing director Chris Wilson.

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COD: Advanced Warfare preorders 50% down on Ghosts

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COD: Advanced Warfare preorders 50% down on COD: Ghosts – analyst

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare preorders are 50 percent behind those of last year’s Ghosts, according to a market research firm.

That puts preorders a whopping 80 percent behind those of 2012’s Black Ops II.

“We believe that the preorders need to accelerate significantly over the next few weeks, or else the evidence for meaningfully weaker performance by Advanced Warfare vs. Ghosts will, in our opinion, become too strong to rationalise,” said Cowen and Company analyst Doug Cruetz.

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Assassin's Creed: Unity upgrade systems detailed

Assassin's Creed: Unity upgrade systems detailed

Ubisoft has detailed the extensive new customisation options available in Assassin's Creed: Unity via a new trailer.

The game features upgradable skills across four major categories: Melee, Stealth, Health, and Ranged Weaponry. Each contains bonuses for both regular and co-operative play.

There are some familiar upgrades, but also some new ones such as the Assassin Cache skill, which sees one player create a chest full of supplies for everyone.

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Blizzard sources leak details about Titan - report

Blizzard sources leak details about Titan - report

Kotaku claims to have inside information on what Blizzard's scrapped MMO Titan was, and how it would have played.

According to Kotaku's anonymous sources, Titan was set in Earth's future, after humanity had successfully repelled an alien invasion. In the aftermath, three factions would be locked in perpetual war.

Each faction was seeking to rule the planet, and zones ranged from Australia, to the US west coast, South America, and Europe. New parts of the globe were planned for future expansions, claimed the sources.

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First-person survival horror Phantasmal wins NZ$25K KiwiGameStarter comp

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First-person survival horror Phantasmal wins NZ$25K KiwiGameStarter comp

Procedurally-generated survival horror Phantasmal taken out the top prize in the New Zealand Game Developer Association’s KiwiGameStarter competition.

The other finalists from a field of 18 were FrogShark's local multiplayer brawler Swordy and sci-fi racer Vector 36 by Red River Studio.

The competition was put together to give a boost to a team who are already developing a product and business plan, said NZGDA chairperson Ben Kenobi at its launch in August.

Phantasmal creator Joe Chang will receive NZ$10,000, Autodesk Maya LT and Unity 3D software, legal advice from Hudson Gavin Martin, and marketing consulting from Pursuit Public Relations.

He will also be introduced to other successful entertainment software businesses for mentoring.

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The Evil Within has scary PC system requirements

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The Evil Within has scary PC system requirements

Bethesda has released some fairly hefty recommended PC specifications for upcoming survival horror The Evil Within.

The publisher hasn’t released minimum PC specs for the game however.

“These specifications are listed as “recommended” as they are the settings we’ve determined ensure that your gameplay experience plays as intended by the development team,” the company wrote on its official blog.

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Creative Assembly announces Total War: Attila

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Creative Assembly announces Total War: Attila

The Creative Assembly will release a stand-alone Total War game next year that examines the twilight of the Roman Empire and the rise of the famous barbarian warlord Attila the Hun.

Total War: Attila is set in 395 AD, at the dawn of the Dark Ages.

"Against a darkening background of famine, disease and war, a new power is rising in the great steppes of the East," writes The Creative Assembly. "With a million horsemen at his back, the ultimate warrior king approaches, and his sights are set on Rome."

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The PS4 isn't the only console that's getting DayZ
The PS4 isn't the only console that's getting DayZ
NEWS New-gen only is a safe assumption.
PC
A full Hearthstone expansion is in development
A full Hearthstone expansion is in development
NEWS Will add more than 100 cards.
PC, Mac, iOS, Android
2
Kiwi ARPG Path of Exile crosses the seven million player mark
Kiwi ARPG Path of Exile crosses the seven million player mark
NEWS One million in Taiwan alone.
PC
1
COD: Advanced Warfare preorders 50% down on COD: Ghosts – analyst
COD: Advanced Warfare preorders 50% down on COD: Ghosts – analyst
NEWS Will still sell millions.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
13
First-person survival horror Phantasmal wins NZ$25K KiwiGameStarter comp
First-person survival horror Phantasmal wins NZ$25K KiwiGameStarter comp
NEWS Cha-Chang.
PC
4
Assassin's Creed: Unity upgrade systems detailed
Assassin's Creed: Unity upgrade systems detailed
NEWS Augment Arno.
PC, XO, PS4
The Evil Within has scary PC system requirements
The Evil Within has scary PC system requirements
NEWS Jump scare within.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
112
Blizzard sources leak details about Titan - report
Blizzard sources leak details about Titan - report
NEWS Sounds a little like Destiny.
PC
RPG: MMO
Creative Assembly announces Total War: Attila
Creative Assembly announces Total War: Attila
NEWS The Hun marches next year.
PC
1
Child of Light's success has Ubisoft seeking smaller games
Child of Light's success has Ubisoft seeking smaller games
NEWS Less risky for creatives.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, WiiU, Vita
1
Titan's cancellation cost Blizzard $50m, estimates analyst
Titan's cancellation cost Blizzard $50m, estimates analyst
NEWS A sum few other studios could shrug off.
PC
RPG: MMO
3
Toxic LoL players will now lose Ranked Match and chat access
Toxic LoL players will now lose Ranked Match and chat access
NEWS Riot's troll battle continues.
PC
Action
5
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor PC specs detailed
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor PC specs detailed
NEWS Could run on an ATM.
PC
3
Endless Legend is Amplitude Studio's biggest and most complex 4X title to date
Endless Legend is Amplitude Studio's biggest and most complex 4X title to date
SPOTLIGHT Out now on PC and Mac.
PC
Big Pharma is a management sim that could be the next Theme Hospital
Big Pharma is a management sim that could be the next Theme Hospital
SPOTLIGHT Illness is good for business.
PC
3
Metal Gear Solid V buddy system detailed
Metal Gear Solid V buddy system detailed
NEWS Features a dog with an eye patch.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Adventure
1
Blizzard cancels MMO Titan after seven years of development
Blizzard cancels MMO Titan after seven years of development
NEWS "We didn't find the fun."
PC
RPG: MMO
21
Ubisoft talks changes coming in Watch Dogs 2
Ubisoft talks changes coming in Watch Dogs 2
NEWS Compares trajectory to Assassin's Creed.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, WiiU
Action: Third-Person
1
New-gen, PC GTA V has a new first-person mode - report
New-gen, PC GTA V has a new first-person mode - report
NEWS Page goes up, page goes down.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
13
AC Unity's Season Pass includes a standalone 2.5D game set in China
AC Unity's Season Pass includes a standalone 2.5D game set in China
NEWS And a Unity epilogue.
PC, XO, PS4
Final Fantasy 13 coming to PC next month
Final Fantasy 13 coming to PC next month
NEWS Lightning strikes late.
PC, 360, PS3
Re-Release
2
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
43
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