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A new co-op horde mode is coming to Titanfall tomorrow

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A new co-op horde mode is coming to Titanfall tomorrow

A new four-player co-op mode is coming to Titanfall, Respawn Entertainment has announced.

Frontier Defense is a wave survival-style affair, and will be playable on all 24 of the game's maps.

Players will battle new enemies, and current enemies will be given new behaviours.

“You and your team will face down familiar foes as well as the IMC's newest combat units: hordes of Grunts and Spectres, stealthy Sniper Spectres and Cloak Drones, explosive Suicide Spectres and Nuclear Titans, ranged Mortar Titans, and even melee-resistant Arc Titans!” said Respawn.

Stationary turrets can be deployed around the battlefield, and new Loadout Crates will allow players to switch loadouts at will, while refilling ammo and ordnance.

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NCSoft announces layoffs at WildStar studio

NCSoft announces layoffs at WildStar studio

NCSoft has announced a round of redundancies across its Western operations.

WildStar developer Carbine bore the brunt of the redundancies. Up to 60 staff were let go from the Californian studio. Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet was the only studio unaffected by the redundancies.

NCSoft said it will continue to support its range of MMO titles, including Guild Wars 2, Aion, and Lineage.

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Ubisoft sets out PC specs for Assassin's Creed Unity

Ubisoft sets out PC specs for Assassin's Creed Unity

Ubisoft has released the minimum and recommended PC specs for Assassin's Creed Unity.

Assassin's Creed Unity is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 13.

Minimum requirements:
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Linear games suffer in the Let's Play era – Far Cry 4 dev

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Linear games suffer in the Let's Play era – Far Cry 4 dev

Linear games will struggle to stay relevant in the YouTube era, says Far Cry 4 creative director Alex Hutchinson.

"I'm really interested in emergent games and where that's going with video sharing and Twitch,” he told OXM.

"I think linear story games are really going to suffer in the modern marketplace.

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Dev who threatened to kill Valve CEO apologises, quits

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Dev who threatened to kill Valve CEO apologises, quits

The developer who yesterday threatened to kill Valve CEO Gabe Newell has resigned from Code Avarice, the studio he cofounded.

Paranautical Activity developer Mike Maulbeck yesterday aimed a volley of vitriolic tweets at Valve after the company's Steam digital distribution platform failed to correctly announce that his game had been released.

Valve responded to Maulbeck's tirade, which culminated in the death threat, by removing Paranautical Activity from Steam and closing the studio's administrator account.

As Steam essentially is, to borrow Maulbeck's own heated words, an "awful fucking monopoly", sales of Paranautical Activity were crippled.

Today, Maulbeck acknowledged his mistake and announced his resignation from Code Avarice.

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WoW's Oceanic servers to be migrated to Australia next week

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WoW's Oceanic servers to be migrated to Australia next week

From next week, World of Warcraft's Oceanic servers will finally be hosted in Australia.

Blizzard announced the news tonight at a World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor pre-launch community event in Sydney.

For almost a decade, ANZ World of Warcraft players have played on US servers hosted in California. Select US servers were only categorised as Oceanic, and displayed Australian Eastern Time. The move to local hosting should significantly reduce lag for players in Australia and New Zealand.

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Class action lawsuit over Battlefield 4 launch fails

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Class action lawsuit over Battlefield 4 launch fails

A class action lawsuit accusing EA of misleading investors over Battlefield 4 has been dismissed by a federal judge in the US.

Last December, San Francisco law firm Robbins, Geller, Rudman, and Dowd filed a complaint against EA on behalf of anyone who bought EA stock between July 24 and December 4.

The suit claimed EA executives withheld information about pre-launch issues with Battlefield 4 from shareholders.

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First Alien: Isolation DLC comes later this month

First Alien: Isolation DLC comes later this month

The first downloadable add-on for Alien: Isolation will add a three new maps to Survival Mode and a new playable character.

Called Corporate Lockdown, the DLC pack will be available on October 28.

The new character is Seegson executive Ransome. He has been abandoned by his paymasters and must escape by navigating three new maps: Severance, Scorched Earth and Loose Ends.

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Developer threatens to kill Valve CEO Gabe Newell

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Developer threatens to kill Valve CEO, has game pulled from Steam

A disgruntled indie developer has had his game pulled from Steam after he issued a death threat to Valve CEO Gabe Newell over Twitter.

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Hearthstone coming to Android tablets this year

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Hearthstone coming to Android tablets this year

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will be available for Android tablets before the end of the year, Blizzard has announced.

"We're taking things one step at a time and we've got our sights set on a release for Android tablets, our next new platform, before the end of the year," wrote Blizzard. "We've just got a few more mana crystals to polish and some Angry Chickens to chase down."

In the same update, Blizzard announced that the long-awaited iPhone and Android phone editions were still some way from completion.

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The GTA V beta is a lie

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The GTA V beta is a lie

Rockstar has warned fans that invitations to participate in a Grand Theft Auto V beta for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC are fake.

The problem appears to have got far enough out of control that the developer has set up a dedicated page warning players against what it believes to be a phishing scam.

"Please Note: There is no pre-release ‘beta’ test for Grand Theft Auto V," reads the site. "If you see ads or solicitations to join a beta program, beware as this is likely some type of online phishing scam."

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Hatred devs address accusations of bigotry, thank press for attention

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Hatred devs address accusations of bigotry, thank press for attention

The small team of Polish developers behind Hatred, a game in which players carry out mass murders, have spoken out against accusations that they're linked to far-right extremist groups.

Hatred puts the player in the boots of a cold-blooded killer on a mass-shooting spree in New York State, whose aim is to "spread Armageddon", according to Destructive Creations.

In the wake of the game's controversial reveal, several sites reported that Destructive Creations CEO Jarosław Zieliński is a Facebook fan of the Polska Liga Obrony (Polish Defence League), an Islamophobic, anti-immigration, nationalist group in Poland.

In a new blog post on the Destructive Creations website called "First Storm Resisted", Zieliński and other developers dismissed the accusations made against them.

"My grand-grand father was killed by Gestapo," said Zielinski. "Some members of my family were fighting against nazi occupation in the polish underground army [sic] called 'Armia Krajowa'. My forefathers suffered greatly because of totallitarian regimes [sic], so who the fuck would I be if I'd truly support any of nazi [sic] activists?

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NCSoft announces layoffs at WildStar studio
NCSoft announces layoffs at WildStar studio
NEWS 60 employees let go.
PC
Ubisoft sets out PC specs for Assassin's Creed Unity
Ubisoft sets out PC specs for Assassin's Creed Unity
NEWS A 50GB install.
PC, XO, PS4
Action: Third-Person
Linear games suffer in the Let's Play era – Far Cry 4 dev
Linear games suffer in the Let's Play era – Far Cry 4 dev
NEWS Emergent games more interesting to watch.
PC, XO, PS4
3
WoW's Oceanic servers to be migrated to Australia next week
WoW's Oceanic servers to be migrated to Australia next week
NEWS Free transfers for ANZ players.
PC
17
Class action lawsuit over Battlefield 4 launch fails
Class action lawsuit over Battlefield 4 launch fails
NEWS EA was optimistic rather than deceitful.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
3
A new co-op horde mode is coming to Titanfall tomorrow
A new co-op horde mode is coming to Titanfall tomorrow
NEWS Part of biggest update yet.
PC, 360, XO
4
First Alien: Isolation DLC comes later this month
First Alien: Isolation DLC comes later this month
NEWS Called Corporate Lockdown.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Hearthstone coming to Android tablets this year
Hearthstone coming to Android tablets this year
NEWS Phones in 2015.
PC, Mac, iOS, Android
2
Dev who threatened to kill Valve CEO apologises, quits
Dev who threatened to kill Valve CEO apologises, quits
NEWS "I'm out."
PC
14
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
Developer threatens to kill Valve CEO, has game pulled from Steam
Developer threatens to kill Valve CEO, has game pulled from Steam
NEWS Remember, DBAA.
PC
27
The GTA V beta is a lie
The GTA V beta is a lie
NEWS You can ignore those emails.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
2
GTA V's FlyLo FM gets new-gen, PC update
GTA V's FlyLo FM gets new-gen, PC update
NEWS More than 30 minutes added.
PC, XO, PS4
5
Neo-Nazi claims "fucking ridiculous" – Hatred CEO
Neo-Nazi claims "fucking ridiculous" – Hatred CEO
NEWS “We are group of nice, normal guys."
PC
Action: Third-Person
40
Far Cry 4 Season Pass contains new PvP mode, Yetis
Far Cry 4 Season Pass contains new PvP mode, Yetis
NEWS Lots of Hurk, too.
PC, XO, PS4
1
Cyberpunk stealth shooter Metrocide is out today on Windows and Mac
Cyberpunk stealth shooter Metrocide is out today on Windows and Mac
SPOTLIGHT From Sydney studio Flat Earth Games.
PC, Mac
Limbo for Xbox One outed by Korean ratings board
Limbo for Xbox One outed by Korean ratings board
NEWS A modern classic returns.
PC, 360, XO, Vita
1
Project Cars delayed to avoid other big November releases
Project Cars delayed to avoid other big November releases
NEWS Also needs polish.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Ultraviolent mass-murder sim Hatred linked to Polish far-right extremists
Ultraviolent mass-murder sim Hatred linked to Polish far-right extremists
NEWS Warning: graphic trailer.
PC
Action: Third-Person
84
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare added to EA Access
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare added to EA Access
NEWS Six games now available on the program.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
Ubisoft briefly considered creating Far Cry 3.5
Ubisoft briefly considered creating Far Cry 3.5
NEWS For about four days.
PC, XO, PS4
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Dragon Age producer: 30 frames a second is suitable for some games
Dragon Age producer: 30 frames a second is suitable for some games
NEWS What players want also important.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
3
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell crazy weapons detailed
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell crazy weapons detailed
NEWS Game coming a week early.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
1
EA's FIFA series sees massive growth in the local market
EA's FIFA series sees massive growth in the local market
NEWS Up 62% on last year.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, 3DS, Vita
Mortal Kombat X to get prequel comic series
Mortal Kombat X to get prequel comic series
NEWS Warner plays up story elements.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
1
There will be no quick-scoping in COD: Advanced Warfare
There will be no quick-scoping in COD: Advanced Warfare
NEWS On class balancing.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
29
The Evil Within is 30fps on PC, unlocking not advised
The Evil Within is 30fps on PC, unlocking not advised
NEWS Letterboxing also for gameplay purposes.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
8
Lohan submits more evidence in her case against GTA V developer
Lohan submits more evidence in her case against GTA V developer
NEWS Back to the bikini model.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
10
A fourth Europa Universalis IV expansion is out this month
A fourth Europa Universalis IV expansion is out this month
NEWS Inspired by The Thirty Years' War.
PC
Ubisoft takes new line on Assassin's Creed Unity downgrade debate
Ubisoft takes new line on Assassin's Creed Unity downgrade debate
NEWS Producer misspoke.
PC, XO, PS4
Action: Third-Person
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