Gameplanet New Zealand Latest updates from Gameplanet - New Zealand's #1 destination for gamers. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:07:50 +1300 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.3 (http://framework.zend.com) http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/ contact@gameplanet.co.nz (Gameplanet) Gameplanet Driveclub review Driveclub is incredibly well put together but slightly bland, and is hampered by a lack of distinct personality.

Driveclub is a beautifully-presented arcade-style racer that, despite dispensing moments of exhilaration, ultimately feels sanitised and personality-free.

It may be gorgeous to look at, and it runs flawlessly at a responsive and rock-solid 30 frames per second, but Driveclub never conveys a feeling of high-speed danger. The majority of its 50 launch cars possess little in the way of personality, and the game slaps joy-sapping penalties on aggressive drivers.

These penalties come in the form of seconds-long acceleration prevention and speed reduction, and will stifle the progress of any player who dares to cut a corner or initiate too much contact with a rival’s vehicle.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:32:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/reviews/g5445e4fc12934/Driveclub-review/?utm_source=rss Article#1162080
Hyrule Warriors Master Quest Pack trailer The first batch of Hyrule Warriors DLC is out now.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:21:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g5445897700a84/Hyrule-Warriors-Master-Quest-Pack-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1161990
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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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:11:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5445be47b98c1/Developer-threatens-to-kill-Valve-CEO-has-game-pulled-from-Steam/?utm_source=rss Article#1162070
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 beta 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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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:52:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/news/g5445975e5e511/The-GTA-V-beta-is-a-lie/?utm_source=rss Article#1162050
Alone in the Dark creator seeks crowdfunding for new project

Frédérick Raynal, the creator of the trailblazing survival game Alone in the Dark, has announced his intention to return to the genre.

Raynal has formed a new studio called Gloomy Wood and is seeking funds via the French crowdfunding platform Ulule to develop 2Dark.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:59:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g544592df73d6c/Alone-in-the-Dark-creator-seeks-crowdfunding-for-new-project/?utm_source=rss Article#1162040
Quantum Rush: Champions – Early Access trailer Quantum Rush: Champions is [url=http://store.steampowered.com/app/317440/ ]now available via Steam Early Access[/url]. It is a standalone single-player racing game currently being developed by GameArt Studio for the PC!

In this action-heavy futuristic racing game you slip into the role of a hover-racer pilot to compete against ai controlled opponents on countless futuristic race tracks on earth, into space and far beyond!

A varied range of different vehicles - every vehicle with it's own attributes and special abilities
Contest diverse challenges of different game modes awaiting in the campaign mode
Earn medals and unlock new ships, challenges and even more goods
Overcome the most experienced opponents and grow from an underdog to the star of the intergalactic championships of Quantum Rush: Champions!

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:53:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g5445920b8d8ca/Quantum-Rush-Champions-Early-Access-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1162030
2Dark - Ulule campaign trailer A presentation for 2Dark, a new retro survival adventure by the creator of Alone in the Dark. The game is seeking crowdfunding on Ulule.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:41:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g54458ecba19f7/2Dark---Ulule-campaign-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1162020
A two-disc Master Chief Collection not practical – 343 It simply wasn’t practical to ship Halo: The Master Chief Collection on two discs, 343 Industries says.

Yesterday it was revealed that those wishing to play the online modes in The Master Chief Collection need to download a 20GB day one update before they may do so.

“We realize that this isn't ideal for everyone, but it's the path to the smoothest eventual experience,” Halo development director Frank O'Connor wrote on NeoGAF.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:37:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-one/news/g54458db2e832c/A-two-disc-Master-Chief-Collection-not-practical-343/?utm_source=rss Article#1162010
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward teaser trailer The upcoming chapter in the online series will chart a new course for players with an increased level cap, brand new adventures and challenges, and more.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:29:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g544588fadb01c/Final-Fantasy-XIV-Heavensward-teaser-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1161970
Halo 2 Anniversary - Remaking The Legend trailer Remaking the Legend - Halo 2 Anniversary is a documentary chronicling 343 Industries' journey as they re-imagine Halo 2 for its ten-year anniversary.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:19:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-one/videos/g54458931869c2/Halo-2-Anniversary---Remaking-The-Legend-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1161980
Comedian Rob Riggle to play Frank West in Dead Rising movie Comedian Rob Riggle will play photographer Frank West in the upcoming movie adaption of Dead Rising.

Riggle, a former US Marine, is known for his work as a satirical correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and for his comedic roles in 21 Jump Street, Let's Be Cops, Step Brothers, and more.

Dead Rising: Watchtower is in production at Legendary Digital Media. The script is penned by Tim Carter (Mortal Kombat: Legacy, Sleeping Dogs).

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:07:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g544586655cce0/Comedian-Rob-Riggle-to-play-Frank-West-in-Dead-Rising-movie/?utm_source=rss Article#1161960
GTA V's FlyLo FM gets new-gen, PC update Grand Theft Auto V's FlyLo FM will get 30 minutes of new music in the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC edition of the game.

The station, curated by musician Flying Lotus, plays music by producers such as Aphex Twin, Tyler the Creator, Outkast, and of the artist himself.

"I was really proud of the first bit of it," Flying Lotus said of the station, "but I still felt there was so much more to say, though, so I’m really excited about that."

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:37:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5445801274a92/GTA-Vs-FlyLo-FM-gets-new-gen-PC-update/?utm_source=rss Article#1161950
Halo: Nightfall – First Look BTS trailer This First Look takes you behind the scenes with [i]Halo[/i] franchise director Frank O’Connor, executive producer David Zucker, and actors Mike Colter and Christina Chong of the new live action series [i]Halo: Nightfall[/i]. Halo: Nightfall debuts on November 11 in [i]Halo: The Master Chief Collection[/i], only on Xbox One. Executive-produced by Ridley Scott, Scott Free TV President David Zucker, and directed by the award-winning Sergio Mimica-Gezzan ([i]Battlestar Galactica[/i], [i]Heroes[/i]), [i]Halo: Nightfall[/i] is a live-action series providing insight into the origin and backstory of legendary manhunter Agent Locke, a pivotal new character in the Halo universe who will play a key role in [i]Halo 5: Guardians[/i]. A strange and treacherous world exposes elite UNSC operatives to a much deeper danger.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:26:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g5445799239a99/Halo-Nightfall-First-Look-BTS-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1161930
Assassin's Creed producer Jade Raymond leaves Ubisoft Ubisoft executive Jade Raymond has stepped down from her role as managing director of Ubisoft Toronto to "pursue new opportunities".

Raymond had been with Ubisoft for 10 years. She started as a producer on the first Assassin's Creed. Raymond was a founding member of Ubisoft Toronto, and went on to become the studio head. She is one of only a handful of prominent women in the video game industry.

"I’ve spent 10 extraordinary years at Ubisoft, and I am proud to have been part of many of the best teams in the industry making truly remarkable games," said Raymond in a statement.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:56:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g544576dbe4748/Assassins-Creed-producer-Jade-Raymond-leaves-Ubisoft/?utm_source=rss Article#1161920
Neo-Nazi claims "fucking ridiculous" – Hatred CEO The CEO of the studio developing isometric mass murder sim Hatred has called claims he is a neo-Nazi "fucking ridiculous".

On Friday, 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.

FX artist Marcin Kaźmierczak was also found to be a supporter of the Młodzież Wszechpolska (All-Polish Youth), another right-wing nationalist group.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:49:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g544575270e6a2/Neo-Nazi-claims-fucking-ridiculous-Hatred-CEO/?utm_source=rss Article#1161910
Deadcore launch trailer Discover DeadCore, a platformer-FPS set in a mysterious futuristic world combining exploration, puzzle, and speedrun tactics. After an endless fall through powerful magnetic storms... you awaken. Your memory erased, you start exploring the world around you. Someone or something is pushing you higher and higher. Suddenly, you spot the most gigantic Tower emerging from the mists. You soon understand that to get the answers to your questions... you have to climb its summit. Use your skills and your SwitchGun to survive the security system of the Tower in staggering levels and labyrinths. Will you be able to reveal the secrets that lie beneath this fog-ridden world? DeadCore is published by Bandai Namco Games.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:09:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g54456bd9e4c39/Deadcore-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1161900
Far Cry 4 Season Pass contains new PvP mode, Yetis Far Cry 4’s season pass includes a new PvP multiplayer mode, an exclusive launch-day mission, Yetis, and more.

Ubisoft has outlined the contents of the game’s Season Pass, which collects all DLC planned for the game at a 20 percent discount on buying each individually.

It includes:

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:55:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g5445663d1a824/Far-Cry-4-Season-Pass-contains-new-PvP-mode-Yetis/?utm_source=rss Article#1161890
Cyberpunk stealth shooter Metrocide is out today on Windows and Mac An Australian-made shooter inspired by Syndicate and the 2D Grand Theft Auto games is hitting Steam Early Access today.

Metrocide is a rapid-fire cyberpunk arcade stealth shooter that developer Flat Earth Games co-founders Rohan and Leigh Harris reckon is hard enough to have even the most dedicated players in fits.

A couple of our friends looked at it and said ‘This is Dark Souls-level difficult’, and I’ve rubbed my hands together and gone, ‘Excellent’.
Leigh Harris, Flat Earth Games

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:00:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g5444704a87307/Cyberpunk-stealth-shooter-Metrocide-is-out-today-on-Windows-and-Mac/?utm_source=rss Article#1161870
Dragon Age: Inquisition - Walking Tall with Miranda Raison trailer BioWare talks with Miranda Raison, who voices Cassandra Pentaghast, about what it takes to step into the shoes of the Right Hand of the Divine.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:50:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/videos/g544477a2a5651/Dragon-Age-Inquisition---Walking-Tall-with-Miranda-Raison-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1161880
New Indiegogo campaign designed to harass Valve into making Half-Life 3 Two avid Half-Life fans have started a new crowdfunding campaign designed to coerce Valve into creating and releasing a third game in the series.

Chris Salem and Kyle Mazzei, who both work for the marketing firm McKee Wallwork & Co, seek US$150,000 via the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to create an advertising campaign demanding Valve make "Half-Life 3". The campaign will be expressly targeted at Valve's 300 employees, says the duo.

Unlike Kickstarter, Indiegogo accommodates tiers of funding. Salem and Mazzei have four tiered goals:

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:30:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g544464d99b76b/New-Indiegogo-campaign-designed-to-harass-Valve-into-making-Half-Life-3/?utm_source=rss Article#1161860
Toy Soldiers: War Chest – Wave Focus trailer Community manager Jason “Paradise” Kuntz discusses the Wave System in Toy Soldiers: War Chest.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:16:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g54444d7b635b1/Toy-Soldiers-War-Chest-Wave-Focus-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1161800
Total War: Attila - Londinium is Burning trailer This video looks at some of the new features implemented into siege battles in Total War: Attila, set against the backdrop of Londinium (London) in 395AD.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:01:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g54445ec943b91/Total-War-Attila---Londinium-is-Burning-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1161850
Limbo for Xbox One outed by Korean ratings board It would appear that Playdead's acclaimed monochrome platformer Limbo is coming to Xbox One.

The game has been submitted to Korea's ratings authority, GRAC, for approval.

Neither Microsoft nor Playdead have made any official comment on Limbo coming to Xbox One.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:32:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-360/news/g544455dc8c584/Limbo-for-Xbox-One-outed-by-Korean-ratings-board/?utm_source=rss Article#1161830
Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition announcement trailer In the northernmost reaches of the Forgotten Realms lies the region of icy tundra known as Icewind Dale. Journey deep into the Spine of the World mountains, a harsh and unforgiving territory settled by only the hardiest folk. Encounter fearsome beasts that have learned the cunning and ferocity needed to survive among the snow-shrouded peaks. Confront an evil that schemes beneath the carven glaciers and mountainsides to wreak destruction upon the face of Faerûn. This is the world of Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:13:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g5444524e6bf61/Icewind-Dale-Enhanced-Edition-announcement-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1161810
Evolve - Goliath Monster trailer The Goliath is one of several monster options available to players in Turtle Rock's upcoming four-versus-one multiplayer game, Evolve.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare launch trailer Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare takes players to a future devastated by a global attack. Rising from the chaos is Atlas, a Private Military Corporation led by the cunning Jonathan Irons. With the most powerful military force in the world, Atlas has effectively become a superpower for hire. Playing as Jack Mitchell, suit up in an advanced exoskeleton and join a highly-trained unit committed to restoring order.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:32:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-one/videos/g544449a5848e1/Call-of-Duty-Advanced-Warfare-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1161780
Bungie outlines changes coming to Destiny's Vault of Glass Bungie is planning changes to Destiny's ultimate PvE encounter, which will make the experience more challenging.

The final boss in Destiny's first Raid is called Atheon. In the final phase of the encounter Atheon teleports the three players furthest from it into secondary areas on Venus and Mars. The most common strategy employed by raiders is for three select players to ensure they're the furthest from the boss when it uses its "Timestream" teleporting ability.

"The encounter goal for Atheon is to act as a climax and the culmination of learning for a given Raid group," said Bungie community manager David "DeeJ" Dague. "Part of that is making sure that each player in your group can perform every job as required.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:24:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/news/g544438bb74975/Bungie-outlines-changes-coming-to-Destinys-Vault-of-Glass/?utm_source=rss Article#1161760
Supreme Ruler Ultimate launch trailer BattleGoat Studios is pleased to present Supreme Ruler Ultimate, the pinnacle of fourteen years of development on the Supreme Ruler series of Real Time Geo-Political Military Strategy Games for PC and Mac.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:08:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g54443897f0ec2/Supreme-Ruler-Ultimate-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1161750
Supreme Ruler Ultimate connects prior games together in a new engine Upgraded versions of all four titles in the Supreme Ruler grand strategy series are now available in a single all-encompassing game for Windows and Mac.

BattleGoat Studios’ Supreme Ruler Ultimate is a collection of the stories, campaigns, scenarios, and features from Supreme Ruler 2010, Supreme Ruler 2020, Supreme Ruler Cold War, and Supreme Ruler 1936, and the whole lot now run in an improved game engine.

Players can now take control of any nation in the world in any period from World War II through the Cold War and into the near future, and from there play a campaign, scenario, or custom game.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:03:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54443ed1a18d6/Supreme-Ruler-Ultimate-connects-prior-games-together-in-a-new-engine/?utm_source=rss Article#1161770
Project Cars delayed to avoid other big November releases Project Cars has been delayed until March 20 next year, Namco Bandai has announced.

The publisher said the game’s release has been pushed back so further polish can be applied, but also to give it a release date that “allows the game the greatest chance of success and visibility”.

Project Cars is in development at Slightly Mad Studios, and was due out on November 21 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with a Wii U version pegged for 2015.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:06:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g5444279b7db97/Project-Cars-delayed-to-avoid-other-big-November-releases/?utm_source=rss Article#1161740
Halo: The Master Chief Collection needs a 20GB day one update There is a 20GB day one update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Microsoft has announced.

The update includes "features and multiplayer content", and adds to the game’s 45GB install size.

Only the game’s campaigns will be available before the update is downloaded. However, the update will be available for download before the game launches for those that pre-order the digital edition.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:46:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-one/news/g5444232846da0/Halo-The-Master-Chief-Collection-needs-a-20GB-day-one-update/?utm_source=rss Article#1161730
Ultraviolent mass-murder sim Hatred linked to Polish far-right extremists Updated 17/10/2014 9:30pm:

The Polish studio behind Hatred has links to far-right extremist groups, according to a report by FNVG.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:30:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g544026cdcc5cb/Ultraviolent-mass-murder-sim-Hatred-linked-to-Polish-far-right-extremists/?utm_source=rss Article#1161540
Friday Briefing: Dragon Age Inquisition, Resident Evil Revelations 2, and more Sci-fi first-person shooter Aliens versus Predator Classic 2000 is available for free on GOG.com today. All you have to do is join the beta test of GOG Galaxy, a Steam-style game client and the game’s all yours.

Fast-paced local multiplayer twin-stick shooter In Space We Brawl is out now on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 for US$12. Players select a ship a weapon from 100+ different combinations, and battle it out over eight different locations. Players will also face “environmental space hazards such as solar winds, black holes, and alien nests that they must carefully navigate or use to their advantage when fighting against other players,” says developer Forge Reply.

A patch looking to fix problems plaguing the online functions within NBA2K15 has been submitted to Sony and Microsoft by 2K, and will be available in the next few days. .

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:51:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5440a00b159db/Friday-Briefing-Dragon-Age-Inquisition-Resident-Evil-Revelations-2-and-more/?utm_source=rss Article#1161700
Designing Destiny Matt chats with Bungie senior environment artist Jason Sussman about designing game spaces, grounded sci-fi, and how Destiny's Mars sections were built.

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Skylanders: Trap Team review Skylanders: Trap Team is packed full of clever ideas and sharp design. It's well presented and well executed, but be warned: if you let your guard down, it'll also crit your credit card for massive damage.

Skylanders: Trap Team doesn't reinvent the franchise that first brought toys to life in a videogame, but it does mark a significant departure for the series by introducing a second element into the mix: the titular traps.

It's easy to assume that the sudden introduction of traps as a reaction to Disney’s Infinity games - which themselves allow players to bring an almost confusing array of plastic heroes into the virtual environment - but in practice their addition to Skylanders feels like a logical and comprehensible extension to the system that previous entries in the series established.

If you’re not familiar with Skylanders, the basic premise is simple enough. In addition to the game software, there’s also a “Portal” device you connect to your console. Placing real plastic Skylanders toys (each of which are sold separately, of course) onto the Portal puts a videogame version of that same toy into the game. You can swap them any time and you’ll need to mix and match their various abilities to get the most out of the experience.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:30:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/reviews/g54407a8535f1b/Skylanders-Trap-Team-review/?utm_source=rss Article#1161690
Google announces Nexus console Google has announced its entry into the home console market with the Google Nexus Player.

The Nexus will retail in the US for US$99, the same price as Amazon's Fire TV console. Like Amazon's console, the Nexus will allow users to play games and stream media.

The Nexus features an Intel Atom 1.8GHz quad-core processor, 8GB storage, 1GB of RAM, and an Android TV operating system designed for set-top boxes.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:38:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5440721269d3b/Google-announces-Nexus-console/?utm_source=rss Article#1161670
Sony teases new features coming in PS4 system update 2.00 Sony has released some new details regarding what's in store for the PlayStation 4 system update 2.00.

As previously announced, Share Play, YouTube support, and Themes will all be included in update 2.00.

Today, Sony has added that the update will include a Players You May Know feature, a USB music player that will allow you to listen your own music while playing and more content filtering and cataloging options.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:22:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54405cc02de99/Sony-teases-new-features-coming-in-PS4-system-update-2.00/?utm_source=rss Article#1161660
Rugby 15 coming in November HB Studios has announced that Rugby 15 will be released in New Zealand this November for PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita.

Rugby 15 is built on the Unity Engine. HB claims the game is easily accessible but features deep, technical systems that will satisfy invested players.

Rugby 15 hasn't secured licensing agreements from any of the rugby world's biggest unions, competitions, or governing bodies, so don't expect to play as the All Blacks or the Crusaders.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:29:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54405421aa6a5/Rugby-15-coming-in-November/?utm_source=rss Article#1161650
E3 organiser speaks out against GamerGate E3 organiser The Entertainment Software Association has spoken out against the movement known as GamerGate.

There is disagreement over what the GamerGate movement stands for. It’s ostensibly a group against corruption in video game journalism, but it’s also linked to the ongoing and well-established harassment of women in video games. The term was coined by actor Adam Baldwin.

“Threats of violence and harassment are wrong," an ESA spokesperson told the Washington Post when asked about the GamerGate movement.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:08:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54404fbc888e9/E3-organiser-speaks-out-against-GamerGate/?utm_source=rss Article#1161640
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate – Halloween 2014 trailer A trailer showing the winners of Team Ninja's costume contest.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:31:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-3/videos/g54403a3964136/Dead-or-Alive-5-Ultimate-Halloween-2014-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1161620
Media Design School to host 2015 Global Game Jam Media Design School has announced that it will host the Auckland meet-up of next year’s Global Game Jam.

It will be the fourth consecutive time the school has hosted the jam, which tasks participants with creating a game on a particular theme within two days.

Media Design School lecturer and Global Game Jam Auckland organiser Tece Bayrak is confident that next year's event will be bigger and better than ever before.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:22:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54404504bdd49/Media-Design-School-to-host-2015-Global-Game-Jam/?utm_source=rss Article#1161630
Heroes of the Storm – Azmodan trailer Heroes of the Storm proudly presents the Lord of Sin, Azmodan. Heroes of the Storm is a raucous online team brawler starring your favorite Blizzard characters.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:32:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g5440350f03369/Heroes-of-the-Storm-Azmodan-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1161560
Farming Simulator 15 – A Day on the Farm trailer Two weeks from release on PC, Farming Simulator 15 invites you to spend a day on the farm with them in a new trailer, appropriately called "A Day on the Farm". From harvesters to tractors, from fields to chickens, from cows to bales of hay, our guided tour which will give you an idea of the numerous daily activities awaiting you in the new generation of Farming Simulator, arriving in just two weeks time!

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:30:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g5440390c0f630/Farming-Simulator-15-A-Day-on-the-Farm-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1161610
The Crew – Customisation trailer Adapt your ride for each terrain! Street, Performance, Dirt, Raid, Circuit… each specs has its own purpose. Every driver has the potential to customize, stand out and win out in the world of The Crew.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:28:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-one/videos/g5440384dd670f/The-Crew-Customisation-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1161600
F1 2014 launch trailer Feel the power of new turbocharged Formula One cars in the most accessible Formula One video game yet, including a new driver evaluation system to adjust the game to your level, shorter career options and new Very Easy mode. F1 2014 features all the cars, drivers and circuits from the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship including new tracks in Russia and Austria.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:24:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g5440374b8a515/F1-2014-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1161590
Assassin’s Creed Unity – Cast of Characters trailer Assassin's Creed Unity is full of charismatic characters. Meet the actors behind Arno Dorian, Elise, Napoleon and more. Learn how they have embodied their character, allowing Assassin's Creed Unity to display a powerful story.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:18:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g5440361354509/Assassin-s-Creed-Unity-Cast-of-Characters-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1161580
Halo: Spartan Strike announce trailer Halo: Spartan Strike makes you a new Spartan recruit battling evil forces in a touch-based top-down shooter Windows 8/8.1, Windows Phone 8/8.1 and Steam. Be the Spartan and deny your foes the conquest of Earth. Encounter Promethean and Covenant enemies as you battle through cities and far away jungles in the Halo universe.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:10:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g544034149f234/Halo-Spartan-Strike-announce-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1161550
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare added to EA Access EA has added PopCap Games' Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare to EA Access.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is available now, and EA Access subscribers will get full access to the game, plus all downloadable content packs and customisation options.

The tongue-in-cheek shooter focuses on online play with two 12 versus 12 competitive modes, Garden & Graveyards and Team Vanquish, and one four-player cooperative mode.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:54:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-one/news/g543f4060d133b/Plants-vs.-Zombies-Garden-Warfare-added-to-EA-Access/?utm_source=rss Article#1161520
Halo: Spartan Strike is a Spartan Assault sequel devoid of microtransactions Vanguard Games has announced it is working on a sequel to top-down twin-stick shooter Halo: Spartan Assault.

IGN reports that Halo: Spartan Strike is the name of the follow-up, and it’s slated for a December 12 release on Windows 8 tablets and smartphones, and Windows PC for US$6. If you buy it on Windows Phone you get it on PC and tablets, too.

There will be a separate Steam version not included in the cross-buy promotion, but there has been no mention of Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions as yet.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:52:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g543f40f8352d5/Halo-Spartan-Strike-is-a-Spartan-Assault-sequel-devoid-of-microtransactions/?utm_source=rss Article#1161530
Dev Chat: Clichés, Bikini Armour, Are Games Art? Gameplanet's Matt Maguire chats with four game developers about design clichés, bikini armour, and whether or not games are art. Starring in this episode: - Evolution Studios design director Simon Barlow - Insomniac Games creative director Marcus Smith - Playground Games art director Benjamin Penrose - Bungie senior environment artist Jason Sussman

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:30:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g543cc0edaffa0/Dev-Chat-Clich-s-Bikini-Armour-Are-Games-Art/?utm_source=rss Article#1161310