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Heroes of the Storm has open beta and full release dates

Heroes of the Storm has open beta and full release dates

Heroes of the Storm will launch on June 3, Blizzard has announced.

The launch of the MOBA (sorry, “online team brawler”) will follow an open beta testing period which begins May 20.

The game is currently in closed beta (Gameplanet has keys available here).

There will be no more character wipes, so any current progress or purchases you’ve made thus far during closed beta will carry through open beta to post-launch.

“If we determine later down the line that our progression system needs to be modified, progress will not be wiped, but will be assigned to the appropriate Hero and/or Player level,” said Blizzard.

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Remedy releases 14 minute Alan Wake 2 prototype video

Remedy releases 14 minute Alan Wake 2 prototype video

When it released in 2010, Remedy's episodic thriller Alan Wake found a modest but ardent following.

When the Xbox 360 game was released it went up against Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption, and subsequently only sold 4.5 million copies, not enough for publisher Microsoft to consider financing a sequel, which it turns out Remedy had already outlined and prototyped.

In an unusual turn of events, Remedy has shared that prototype with Polygon.

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Platformer spin-off Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China is out tomorrow

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Platformer spin-off Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China is out tomorrow

The first of three announced 2.5D Assassin’s Creed spin-offs is out this week.

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China launches on Wednesday for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.

China will be followed-up by Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia, with all three developed by Climax Studios (Silent Hill: Origins, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories) in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal.

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"I'm ready to make something new": Borderlands creator leaves Gearbox

"I'm ready to make something new": Borderlands creator leaves Gearbox

Borderlands creator Matthew Armstrong has left Gearbox Software.

Armstrong was credited as design director and writer on the first of the popular FPS/RPG hybrids, and worked on all subsequent Borderlands titles.

He told Game Informer that now was a good time to leave, as Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, that game’s Claptastic Voyage DLC, and The Handsome Collection have all shipped.

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COD: AW's next DLC brings Exo Grapple to multiplayer

COD: AW's next DLC brings Exo Grapple to multiplayer

The second DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC on May 1.

Ascendance contains four new maps, a two-in-one directed energy light machine gun/shotgun called the OHM, and an OHM Werewolf custom variant.

It also brings the Exo Grapple ability to multiplayer, making it useable on all of Ascendance’s maps.

Finally, the pack adds the next episode in the Exo Zombies saga, which is called Infection. This time, the four Atlas employees (played by John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan, and Jon Bernthal) fight undead zombie hordes on the outskirts of an Atlas facility. There’s a slew of never-before-seen undead, a robust arsenal of new traps and armaments, and everyone's favorite fast food joint, Burgertown.

Here’s the maps breakdown, courtesy of Activision:

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Modder unlocks moves of Mortal Kombat X DLC characters

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Modder unlocks moves of Mortal Kombat X DLC characters

A modder has managed to unlock several previously-unplayable Mortal Kombat X characters on the game’s PC version.

Known as XVermillion on YouTube and Reddit, the modder has shown how to play with some of the movesets – but not the character models – of Rain, Baraka, Tanya, and Sindel.

Those four characters are enemies in the game’s story mode but are not yet playable, with NeatherRealm possibly locking them out so they can be sold as DLC.

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The Witcher 3 goes gold

The Witcher 3 goes gold

CD Projekt's highly anticipated RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has finally gone gold, meaning there will be no more delays.

“We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” said CD Projekt boss Adam Badowski. “From the corrupt nobles in Novigrad to ancient monsters lurking in deep forests, to the bustling cities, colorful ports and breathtaking vistas; all the people, all the places.

“We literally spent tens of thousands of hours to turn all that into an adventure that will kick your ass and make you want to come for more. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold and will soon be yours.”

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has more of a pulp B-movie vibe

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has more of a pulp B-movie vibe

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood will have more of a pulp B-movie vibe than The New Order, Bethesda says.

The prequel is set in the 1940s, and although it won’t spoil any of The New Order, it will fill in some of the blanks in that game’s story.

“There’s more stuff about Da’at Yichud technology, even though we don’t necessarily call it that,” said senior producer John Jennings.

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StarCraft 2 WCS Season 2 Oceania finals kick off this weekend

StarCraft 2 WCS Season 2 Oceania finals kick off this weekend

The top four StarCraft 2 players in Oceania will battle it out this weekend in the local WCS Season 2 Challenger Series.

On Saturday, PiG, NXZ, iaguz, and Blysk will fight it out for a $16,000 prize pool.

The winner will go on to compete in the WCS Premier.

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You can ghost your way through Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

You can ghost your way through Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Players will be able to ghost their way through the entirety of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Eidos Montreal has confirmed.

That includes the game’s boss fights.

The developer was criticised for the way boss fights were handled in 2011's Deus Ex: Human Revolution, as the use of stealth and hacking tactics was not initially an option.

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WildStar boxed copies removed from shelves in Australia – report

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WildStar boxed copies removed from shelves in Australia – report

Sci-fi MMO WildStar might be going free-to-play.

According to a report by Games On Net, EB Games and JB Hi-Fi have both removed the game from shelves and returned their stock to the distributor.

The news came to that site from an EB Games employee, who said that the stock had been withdrawn “a few weeks ago”.

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Mortal Kombat X breaks series sales records

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Mortal Kombat X breaks series sales records

Mortal Kombat X has sold more copies faster than any other game in the franchise's storied history.

In a series of tweets, series creator Ed Boon said there are "literally millions of players getting online".

“Thank you everyone for making Mortal Kombat X the biggest launch in MK history,” he said. “You made the game FAR exceed our wildest expectations. The mobile and console games have had literally millions of players getting online in a really short period of time, hitting our servers hard.

“We love that so many players want to play MKX and are working (like mad) on all the issues some of you are experiencing! We WILL fix them!”

Mortal Kombat X is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It will be out on last-gen consoles later this year.

News Index


Remedy releases 14 minute Alan Wake 2 prototype video
Remedy releases 14 minute Alan Wake 2 prototype video
NEWS A sequel you'll never see.
PC, 360
Action: Third-Person
Platformer spin-off Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China is out tomorrow
Platformer spin-off Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China is out tomorrow
NEWS Two more to follow.
PC, XO, PS4
2
Heroes of the Storm has open beta and full release dates
Heroes of the Storm has open beta and full release dates
NEWS No more progress wipes.
PC
Check out this cool live-action Mortal Kombat short
SNIPPET
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Star Wars: Battlefront won’t use Battlelog
SNIPPET
PC, XO, PS4
3
Here’s GTA V played with an Oculus Rift, a gun controller, and Virtuix Omni treadmill
SNIPPET
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
4
"I'm ready to make something new": Borderlands creator leaves Gearbox
"I'm ready to make something new": Borderlands creator leaves Gearbox
NEWS Time for new adventures.
PC, 360, PS3
COD: AW's next DLC brings Exo Grapple to multiplayer
COD: AW's next DLC brings Exo Grapple to multiplayer
NEWS And more maps, weapons, Exo Zombies.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
Modder unlocks moves of Mortal Kombat X DLC characters
Modder unlocks moves of Mortal Kombat X DLC characters
NEWS Rain, Baraka, Tanya, and Sindel.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
2
The Witcher 3 goes gold
The Witcher 3 goes gold
NEWS No more delays in sight.
PC, XO, PS4
Mortal Kombat X breaks series sales records
Mortal Kombat X breaks series sales records
NEWS Flawless victory.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
3
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has more of a pulp B-movie vibe
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has more of a pulp B-movie vibe
NEWS "Almost everything is new.”
PC, XO, PS4
1
You can ghost your way through Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
You can ghost your way through Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
NEWS Including boss fights.
PC, XO, PS4
StarCraft 2 WCS Season 2 Oceania finals kick off this weekend
StarCraft 2 WCS Season 2 Oceania finals kick off this weekend
NEWS Four players, $16,000 in prizes.
PC
Strategy: Real Time
WildStar boxed copies removed from shelves in Australia – report
WildStar boxed copies removed from shelves in Australia – report
NEWS F2P incoming?
PC
6
Turn-based stealth title Invisible, Inc. is leaving Early Access
Turn-based stealth title Invisible, Inc. is leaving Early Access
NEWS From Don't Starve and Mark of the Ninja devs.
PC
Hearthstone now available for iPhone and Android phones
Hearthstone now available for iPhone and Android phones
NEWS Fully mobilised.
PC, Mac, iOS, Android
Star Wars Battlefront will be available first on Xbox One
Star Wars Battlefront will be available first on Xbox One
NEWS Via EA Access.
PC, XO, PS4
20
Grand Theft Auto V sells a million, tops Steam concurrent player list
Grand Theft Auto V sells a million, tops Steam concurrent player list
NEWS Record sales incoming?
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
4
Here’s what Grand Theft Auto V looks like on PC with all settings maxxed
SNIPPET
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
3
Mortal Kombat X easy fatalities and PC issues cause a stir
Mortal Kombat X easy fatalities and PC issues cause a stir
NEWS For all the Noob Saibots out there.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
8
DICE plans to "break the Internet" with Star Wars Battlefront reveal
SNIPPET Coming this week.
PC, XO, PS4
12
Here's every Mortal Kombat X fatality, in disgustingly clear 1080p/60fps
SNIPPET
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
3
Grand Theft Auto V PC comes with a powerful video editor
Grand Theft Auto V PC comes with a powerful video editor
NEWS Trailer inside.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
Furniture is the real enemy in Battlefield Hardline
Furniture is the real enemy in Battlefield Hardline
SNIPPET
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
5
Street Fighter 5 targets a wider audience, says producer
Street Fighter 5 targets a wider audience, says producer
NEWS "Growing that passion."
PC, PS4
4
Original GTA developers have little faith in upcoming BBC dramatisation
Original GTA developers have little faith in upcoming BBC dramatisation
NEWS There was "no flash of lightning".
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
1
Capcom removes co-op from Resident Evil 5 on PC
Capcom removes co-op from Resident Evil 5 on PC
NEWS This again.
PC, 360, PS3
Action
Daniel Radcliffe to star in Grand Theft Auto movie - report
Daniel Radcliffe to star in Grand Theft Auto movie - report
NEWS Yer a developer, Sammy!
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
14
Dragon Age's Alistair has seen your erotic fan art, and he's cool with it
SNIPPET
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
RPG: Action