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Grand Theft Auto V on PC delayed for a third time

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Grand Theft Auto V on PC delayed for a third time

The PC release of Grand Theft Auto V has been pushed back for a third time.

The game is now scheduled to launch on April 14. It was initially expected on January 27, then delayed until March 24.

“Our apologies to PC gamers worldwide who have been counting down the days until the launch of the game, but a bit more time is needed to ensure that the game is as polished as possible, and to make certain that both Heists and the GTA Online experience are ready to roll out on day one for PC,” said Rockstar.

“As a gesture of thanks for your understanding, we will grant anyone who has pre-ordered the game an additional $200,000 in-game cash for use in GTA Online.

“The PC version of Grand Theft Auto V is our most graphically and technically advanced version yet, fully optimized to support a broad range of current hardware and features a host of PC-specific enhancements including greater levels of detail, deep configuration options and ultra-high-definition support – as well as the powerful new Rockstar Editor for recording, staging and editing original custom videos," it added.

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New-gen Payday 2 arrives June, will include most DLC

New-gen Payday 2 arrives June, will include most DLC

Payday 2: Crimewave Edition is coming to new-gen consoles in June, and will include almost all the game’s DLC to date.

More than a dozen pieces of DLC have been released for the robbery FPS, and they've added weapons, heists, and new mechanics to the game.

Crimewave Edition will run at a resolution of 1080p.

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Far Cry 4: Valley of the Yetis lands in two weeks

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Far Cry 4: Valley of the Yetis lands in two weeks

The next Far Cry 4 downloadable content pack will land next week.

Called Valley of the Yetis, the DLC will see hero Ajay Ghale trying to survive against cultists and against the mythical Yeti.

The cultists are after a secret that lies in the heart of the valley. Ajay must discover their motives and fight a "mystic evil".

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The latest Trials Fusion DLC adds tracks, challenges, holographic cityscapes

The latest Trials Fusion DLC adds tracks, challenges, holographic cityscapes

Fault One Zero, the fifth of six planned DLC packs for Trials Fusion, is available now.

The expansion adds 10 new tracks, 24 challenges, five trophies, and new objects for the track editor to the game.

The official rundown:

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Data mining reveals possible The Division alpha test

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Data mining reveals possible The Division alpha test

It appears that The Division will undergo an alpha test at some stage.

Data mining of the game's website has revealed a section entirely devoted to an alpha test. As the game has an extensive range of multiplayer and social options, such a test would hardly come as a surprise.

When some HTML code is altered, an option for the alpha appears in the site navigation bar.

The game is set in New York three weeks after a lethal virus, released on what Americans call Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving Day, which begins an annual orgy of Christmas shopping), has swept through the city.

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The Evil Within's first story DLC stars Juli Kidman, is out March

The Evil Within's first story DLC stars Juli Kidman, is out March

The first piece of story DLC for The Evil Within launches next month, Besthesda has announced.

The Assignment will be available on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC on March 10, and on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on March 11 for NZ$15.

The first in a two-part story driven experience, The Assignment sees players take on the role of detective Juli Kidman, Sebastian Castellanos’ mysterious partner, in a concurrent story that looks to answer some of the questions surrounding her whereabouts during The Evil Within.

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Hotline Miami 2 will finally be out next month

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Hotline Miami 2 will finally be out next month

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number will release on March 10 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PC, Mac, and Linux, Dennaton Games and Devolver Digital have announced.

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is the brutal conclusion to the Hotline Miami saga, set against a backdrop of escalating violence and retribution over spilled blood in the original game.

Follow the paths of several distinct factions – each with their own questionable methods and uncertain motivations – as unforeseen consequences intersect and reality once again slips back into a brilliant haze of neon and bloodshed.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor players have killed more than 5.65 billion Uruks

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor players have killed more than 5.65 billion Uruks

Altogether, players have put 74.6 million hours into Monolith's Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

That's one of many stats released in a new infographic by Monolith that dissects how players have engaged with the game.

Players have killed more than 5.65 billion orcs, and dominated a further 200 million.

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Diablo 3 microtransactions will not apply to Western markets

Diablo 3 microtransactions will not apply to Western markets

Any reports that Blizzard will introduce microtransactions with Diablo III's next major patch are not quite correct, says the developer.

Patch 2.2.0 will come in two versions, said Diablo community manager Brandy ‘Nevalistis’ Camel. In Asian markets, 2.2.0 will offer customers a new currency called "Platinum", timed experience boosts, new cosmetic items, stash space and character slot expansions, and a new UI interface that references these additions.

These microstranactions will not be available elsewhere, said Camel.

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Star Citizen crosses US$73m crowdfunding milestone

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Star Citizen crosses US$73m crowdfunding milestone

PC space sim Star Citizen has now accumulated US$73.4 million in crowdfunding from 760,000 backers.

The game is already the highest funded crowdfunding project in any category. In second place is Ethereum, a decentralised publishing platform that accumulated US$18.4 million.

Star Citizen is a sci-fi trading and combat simulator set in a persistent universe. It is in development at Cloud Imperium Games, and is the brainchild of Chris Roberts, an auteur developer known for his previous work on titles such as Wing Commander and Freelancer.

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Paradox passed on publishing World of Tanks, The Banner Saga

Paradox passed on publishing World of Tanks, The Banner Saga

Swedish publisher Paradox Interactive has revealed that it passed on the chance to publish two games that went on to be highly successful.

Speaking at the company's annual conference, vice president of acquisition Shams Jorjani said it turned down the chance to publish The Banner Saga and World of Tanks.

"These games were essentially filtered out, in part, due to them not matching our pillars," said Jorjani, "The Banner Saga is a wonderful game, I love it, it's one of the most gorgeous games I've ever seen, but it's not a Paradox game. It doesn't have the depth that we were looking for at the time. There's a lot of money to be made in a lot of games, but it's not always our money to make."

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Battlefield Hardline infographic breaks down the beta

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Battlefield Hardline infographic breaks down the beta

EA has released an infographic calling out data from the recent Battlefield Hardline open beta.

More than 7 million people played the beta, said EA. Players stole $2.8 billion in Heist bank jobs. Players busted more than 3.8 million vaults and hotwired over 38 million cars. There were 28 million Hotwire takedowns.

The operator class was by far the most popular, with 57 percent of all players opting for play it. 21 percent chose mechanic, 18 percent chose professional, and just 6 percent chose enforcer.

In total, the cops won 57 percent of all matches played, suggesting that there's still some fine tuning to do.

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Hotline Miami 2 will finally be out next month
Hotline Miami 2 will finally be out next month
NEWS Prepare thyselves, Aussie pirates.
PC, Mac
3
Hearthstone pro dropped by team for alleged stream sniping
Hearthstone pro dropped by team for alleged stream sniping
NEWS Hosty leaves Archon.
PC, Mac, iOS, Android
H1Z1 hit with technical launch difficulties
H1Z1 hit with technical launch difficulties
NEWS Sony's zombie game a shambles.
PC, PS4
4
Hatred the second ever game to be rated AO for violence from ESRB
Hatred the second ever game to be rated AO for violence from ESRB
NEWS No surprises there.
PC
Action: Third-Person
14
Here's the scene that got Hotline Miami 2 banned in Australia
Here's the scene that got Hotline Miami 2 banned in Australia
NEWS Board "stretched the facts".
PC, Mac
30
Hotline Miami 2 refused classification in Australia due to sexual violence
Hotline Miami 2 refused classification in Australia due to sexual violence
NEWS UPDATED: Classification Board explains.
PC, Mac
51
H1Z1 Early Access starts this week
H1Z1 Early Access starts this week
NEWS PvE servers confirmed.
PC, PS4
3
Heroes of the Storm closed beta starts tomorrow, adds ranked play
Heroes of the Storm closed beta starts tomorrow, adds ranked play
NEWS Blizzard's MOBA a step closer to release.
PC
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
Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes releases December 9
Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes releases December 9
NEWS Daylight's burning.
PC, Mac, iOS, Android
Hearthstone coming to Android tablets this year
Hearthstone coming to Android tablets this year
NEWS Phones in 2015.
PC, Mac, iOS, Android
2
Hatred devs address accusations of bigotry, thank press for attention
Hatred devs address accusations of bigotry, thank press for attention
NEWS "Thanks goes to those who were trying to harm us."
PC
Action: Third-Person
7
Hearthstone surpasses 20 million players
Hearthstone surpasses 20 million players
NEWS Digital CCG passes milestone.
PC, Mac, iOS, Android
Hearthstone: The Curse of Naxxramas drops next week
Hearthstone: The Curse of Naxxramas drops next week
NEWS The Arachnid Quarter.
PC, Mac, iOS, Android
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
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H1Z1 monetisation to focus on wearables
H1Z1 monetisation to focus on wearables
NEWS But not guns, ammo.
PC, PS4
Hearthstone now available on iPad, Android and Windows tablet versions in the works
Hearthstone now available on iPad, Android and Windows tablet versions in the works
NEWS Cross-platform compatible, too.
PC, Mac, iOS, Android
4
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft launches today
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft launches today
NEWS CCG comes out of beta.
PC, Mac, iOS, Android
Hawken hits Early Access, celebrates with trailer
Hawken hits Early Access, celebrates with trailer
NEWS Bundle gives beta access, mechs, and more.
PC
Halo 2 Anniversary coming this year, says Master Chief
Halo 2 Anniversary coming this year, says Master Chief
NEWS Halo 5 next year.
PC, Xbox
Action: First-Person
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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft enters open beta
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft enters open beta
NEWS Blizzard CCG now open to all.
PC, Mac, iOS
Halo: Spartan Assault coming to Xbox One this month
Halo: Spartan Assault coming to Xbox One this month
NEWS Includes co-op, expansion, new weapons.
PC, 360, XO, Mobi
Action: Third-Person
Hearthstone survey hints at potential new features
Hearthstone survey hints at potential new features
NEWS Co-op raids, anyone?
PC, Mac, iOS
3
Hawken gets new co-op game mode, stealth mech
Hawken gets new co-op game mode, stealth mech
NEWS Team up for Bot Destruction.
PC
Hellraid by Techland slips to 2014
Hellraid by Techland slips to 2014
NEWS Additional polish.
PC, 360, PS3
1
Halo: Spartan Assault coming to consoles later this year
Halo: Spartan Assault coming to consoles later this year
NEWS Adds missions, weapons, co-op.
PC, Mobi
Action: Third-Person
Hearthstone patch resets player progress
Hearthstone patch resets player progress
NEWS More gold, more players.
PC, Mac, iOS
Hawken patch adds game modes, tutorials, Oculus Rift support
Hawken patch adds game modes, tutorials, Oculus Rift support
NEWS Levelling system also overhauled.
PC
Hotline Miami 2 sexual assault scene misunderstood – Dennaton
Hotline Miami 2 sexual assault scene misunderstood – Dennaton
NEWS Even so, it might be cut.
PC, Mac
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