Gameplanet New Zealand Latest updates from Gameplanet - New Zealand's #1 destination for gamers. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:23:32 +1200 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.3 (http://framework.zend.com) http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/ contact@gameplanet.co.nz (Gameplanet) Gameplanet The fall of Crytek: How did it come to this? Today’s news that Crytek has sold the Homefront IP to Koch, closed its UK studio, and all-but-shuttered Crytek USA is both disappointing and saddening. How did such a prominent developer almost run out of cash? After all, this is a company whose second game was advanced enough to be used as a PC power benchmark for years, and whose proprietary engine (which it licences to other studios) is one of the most technically impressive available today.

Of course, without insider knowledge, it’s impossible to know the full story behind of Crytek’s gradual slide-cum-abrupt plummet. However, poring over the direction the company has taken since Crysis does provide some clues. The short version: following the heady days of Far Cry and Crysis, a series of ill-advised design decisions have seen the company move away from what made those games so successful, and have cost the company its hardcore gamer fan base in the process.

The trouble began with 2011’s Crysis 2. A fine game in its own right, its narrow world and console-led development nonetheless saw it pale in comparison to its predecessor. This was particularly apparent on PC, and the hardcore audience viewed the game as evidence Crytek was turning its back on the very that had made it famous. Crysis 2 sold more than two million worldwide on the strength of decent reviews and its name, but gamers took note: Crysis ain’t what it used to be.

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:24:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/features/g53d9e0e8a3514/The-fall-of-Crytek-How-did-it-come-to-this/?utm_source=rss Article#1153720
The Last of Us Remastered launch trailer The Last of Us is blends survival and action elements to tell a character driven story about a population decimated by a modern plague.

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:58:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/videos/g53d9d71051292/The-Last-of-Us-Remastered-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1153690
Bungie details Destiny's six-player raids Bungie has finally opened up about Destiny's six-player raid content designed to challenge top level characters.

Speaking with IGN, Bungie's Luke Smith described raids as "one of the pillars of the game". Players will need to group with five other friends and there will be no random matchmaking as communication will be essential, he add.

"The activity is going to take you and your group of five buddies into a place that you’ve never been. A place that you will return to frequently. And demand of you things you’ve never even really been asked to do in a shooter before," said Smith.

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:57:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/news/g53d9da8c40ffb/Bungie-details-Destinys-six-player-raids/?utm_source=rss Article#1153710
The Sims 4 - New Emotions trailer For the first time in a Sims game, players can control their Sims’ emotions.

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Destiny beta was the largest of a generation More than 4 million people participated in the Destiny beta, making it the biggest ever for a new intellectual property, Activision has announced.

The beta, which began first on PlayStation consoles on July 18 and finished on all consoles July 28, was played by 4,638,937 unique players.

"This is the biggest beta of this console generation by a wide margin and the largest console beta ever for a new video game IP to date,” said Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg. "Hosting a beta at this scale is an incredible feat, so we’re thrilled to see the phenomenal response."

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:30:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/news/g53d99b29c66e8/Destiny-beta-was-the-largest-of-a-generation/?utm_source=rss Article#1153660
Watch Dogs DLC will feature a new city Ubisoft has announced that a new downloadable content pack for Watch Dogs will come this spring and feature a new city.

A tweet from the official Watch Dogs Twitter account mentioned that Camden, New Jersey, was now under surveillance.

Ubisoft confirmed the release window in a follow-up tweet.

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:26:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/news/g53d98aae2029b/Watch-Dogs-DLC-will-feature-a-new-city/?utm_source=rss Article#1153650
Sony passed on EA Access because it didn't see the value Sony passed on EA’s recently-announced subscription service because it didn’t offer enough to gamers.

“We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect,” a Sony representative told GamesIndustry.

“PlayStation Plus memberships are up more than 200% since the launch of PlayStation 4, which shows that gamers are looking for memberships that offer a multitude of services, across various devices, for one low price.

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:43:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53d974c97a54d/Sony-passed-on-EA-Access-because-it-didnt-see-the-value/?utm_source=rss Article#1153640
Crytek sells Homefront to Koch, closes UK studio Crytek has closed its United Kingdom studio and sold the Homefront IP to Deep Silver parent company Koch Media.

Crytek UK was once TimeSplitters creator Free Radical Design, a studio Crytek acquired out of administration in February 2009. It worked on the multiplayer portions of Crysis 2 and Crysis 3 before contributing to Xbox One launch title Ryse: Son of Rome.

Since 2011, it had also been working on a Homefront sequel for publisher THQ. After THQ folded in 2012, Crytek purchased the Homefront IP so Crytek UK could continue developing the game on CryEngine. Deep Silver then got on board as publisher.

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:10:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53d96c2299a52/Crytek-sells-Homefront-to-Koch-closes-UK-studio/?utm_source=rss Article#1153630
Is Comet the codename for Assassin's Creed Rogue? A Swiss online retailer briefly posted a listing for a game called "Assassin's Creed Rogue" for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The listing has lead to speculation that Rogue the final title for the game previously referred to by the codename "Assassin's Creed Comet".

The listing has since been taken down, but not before users managed to get the screengrab above.

In an investor call earlier this month, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed that this year's Assassin's Creed for last-gen consoles would be announced "soon".

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:02:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53d9678b07d79/Is-Comet-the-codename-for-Assassins-Creed-Rogue/?utm_source=rss Article#1153620
Win The Last of Us Remastered on PS4 To celebrate the launch of The Last of Us Remastered, Gameplanet has four copies of the game, two PlayStation 4 skins, and one statue to give away!

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:22:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/competitions/g53d863a9cd3a2/Win-The-Last-of-Us-Remastered-on-PS4/?utm_source=rss Article#1153600
Dota 2 internationals attract 20 million viewers More than 20 million viewers from around the world tuned in to watch Valve's 2014 International Dota 2 Championship, the publisher has announced.

The 2014 event doubled its viewership over 2013, and concurrent viewers peaked at over 2 million, reports GamesIndustry.biz.

The event was aired on ESPN3, and Valve's Gabe Newell also appeared on ESPN2 to promote the Championship.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:56:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g53d87aad507b8/Dota-2-internationals-attract-20-million-viewers/?utm_source=rss Article#1153610
Opinion: EA's new subscription model lacks definition This morning, Electronic Arts unveiled EA Access, a program that will give gamers access to a selection of EA titles for a recurring monthly fee.

EA Access goes into beta on Xbox One today, and will come first to Microsoft's new console. The service will cost local gamers AU$6.99 a month, or AU$39.99 a year (New Zealand prices TBC). At launch, four full games will be available to subscribers: Peggle 2, Madden 25, FIFA 14, and Battlefield 4.

In addition, subscribers will be offered 10 percent discounts on upcoming releases, and the ability to trial game demos up to five days before they're released.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:32:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53d8458f84e06/Opinion-EAs-new-subscription-model-lacks-definition/?utm_source=rss Article#1153590
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - campaign trailer With nations brought to their knees by a global terrorist attack, the world turns to Atlas, the largest private military company on the planet. Power, though, changes everything.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:02:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-one/videos/g53d83624308e7/Call-of-Duty-Advanced-Warfare---campaign-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1153580
Assassin’s Creed Unity – Arno Master Assassin cinematic trailer Soon after the Revolution, Paris lives its darkest hours: The Terror. During that anarchic and violent era, thousands of head have rolled. Nobles, priest, peasants; men or women: no one is immune to the Guillotine. Watch Arno in this new cinematic trailer, while he is in race against the clock to save a Templar! Who is she? How would our new Master Assassin manage his cornelian dilemma?

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:25:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g53d82d4767ab5/Assassin-s-Creed-Unity-Arno-Master-Assassin-cinematic-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1153570
Dragon Age: Inquisition – Combat trailer An in-depth look at the combat system of Dragon Age: Inquisition. Learn how to command the battle with a demonstration of both real-time action and the strategic tactical camera.

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Pure Pool – PS4 launch trailer From the makers of Hustle Kings, Pure Pool transports players from their couch to a living, breathing pool hall.

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Rogue Legacy - A Hero is Born Every Minute trailer Rogue Legacy, the critically-acclaimed roguelike, has arrives on PlayStation platforms tomorrow.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:53:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g53d825e07ea00/Rogue-Legacy---A-Hero-is-Born-Every-Minute-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1153540
New-gen Shadow Warrior will contain an arena mode and new campaign content Shadow Warrior is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 26, distributor Bandai Namco has announced.

The new-gen version of will feature extra content in the form of a new wave-based arena mode, as well as new campaign content featuring the head of the nefarious Zilla corporation.

It will also boast some extra weapons including the sledgehammer from Serious Sam 3, the katana from Hotline Miami, the 'Zilla Enterprises Z45 katana, and the classic Shadow Warrior katana.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:40:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53d822a4047f2/New-gen-Shadow-Warrior-will-contain-an-arena-mode-and-new-campaign-content/?utm_source=rss Article#1153530
The Last of Us – One Night Live video (The show starts at 30:00). To celebrate the launch of the PS4 version of The Last of Us, Naughty Dog brings the game to life in front of hundreds of fans in Santa Monica. This special one night only event celebrated the artistry behind the game with a performance of the score, plus a “live read” of key scenes featuring the principal actors, as directed by Neil Druckmann. The creative team also participated in a live audience Q&A.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:54:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-3/videos/g53d813a12f891/The-Last-of-Us-One-Night-Live-video/?utm_source=rss Article#1153510
The Last of Us live reading reveals epilogue that was removed from game An epilogue cut from The Last of Us was performed at yesterday’s live reading of the acclaimed game.

The Last of Us director Neil Druckmann said the scene is a goodbye to Joel and Ellie, and asked those in attendance to not record it as he didn’t want it released in any form.

According to posts on NeoGAF, the scene was set four years after the end of the game and took place at Tommy’s dam. Ellie is listening to music alone when Joel enters and chats with her about Tommy’s plan to get him to marry a woman named Esther. Ellie acts somewhat distant.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:50:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/news/g53d816deef434/The-Last-of-Us-live-reading-reveals-epilogue-that-was-removed-from-game/?utm_source=rss Article#1153520
EA announces game subscription service for Xbox One EA has announced a new game subscription service that it says is coming to Xbox One soon.

An EA Access membership will give subscribers access to a selection of Xbox One games from EA via something called The Vault.

It will also grant members the opportunity to try new games five days before they release, and give them a 10 percent discount on EA digital download purchases.

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Dishonored, Crimson Dragon headline August Games with Gold Microsoft has announced the Games with Gold line-up for August.

Topping the bill on Xbox One is Crimson Dragon.

Gameplanet scored Crimson Dragon 5/10, writing, "Rail shooters are often derided for their simplistic gameplay, but a good rail shooter can still be satisfying. All it takes is clear, punchy gameplay and good controls - but Crimson Dragon has neither. More than anything, the game feels unfinished, features and much-needed polish left by the wayside in favour of meeting the Xbox One’s launch date."

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:22:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53d73bcc5ee57/Dishonored-Crimson-Dragon-headline-August-Games-with-Gold/?utm_source=rss Article#1153490
Bungie addresses concerns over the size of Destiny Bungie has sought to reassure fans that Destiny will have plenty of content to play through when it releases on September 9.

Leaked data files indicate that Destiny will contain four areas: Earth, the Moon, Mars, and Venus. Each location will contain a single destination, meaning the Cosmodrome and the Tower are the only Earth locations so far.

In light of that, some players have expressed concern over the total size of Bungie's upcoming shooter. The beta, which appeared to include all the Cosmodrome content, could be completed in a few ponderous hours.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:50:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/news/g53d7334e611da/Bungie-addresses-concerns-over-the-size-of-Destiny/?utm_source=rss Article#1153480
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty review Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is an excellent example of how to remake a game. A must for returning fans and newcomers alike.

Let’s go back in time, way back to the days of 1997. That year, 39 members of the Heaven's Gate Cult committed suicide, Princess Diana died, Versace was murdered, Tony Blair was elected, and James Cameron unleashed Titanic on an unsuspecting world. It was a dark time in human history, but there was a bright spot. No, not Dolly the cloned sheep – Abe, the flatulent protagonist of a wee game called Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee.

Abe was the unlikeliest of heroes. Prancing about in a loin cloth, he couldn't fire a gun or fight, and he expired the moment an enemy so much as breathed on him. He also had a weird thing for birds, the vocab of a particularly slow infant, and a flatulence problem. Fortunately, he could run, jump, issue basic commands, possess some creatures, and fart on command. In a pre-YouTube era, that meant something.

Abe’s Oddysee was a tough game full of well-obscured puzzles, lively enemies, diverse environments, and oddball charm, and it even imparted a decent lesson to players. (POSSESS EVERYTHING AND MURDER EVERYONE.) In short, it has withstood the test of time.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:32:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/reviews/g53d719b58685c/Oddworld-New-n-Tasty-review/?utm_source=rss Article#1153450
Win a WildStar seven day trial Fire up your starship and set the course to Nexus, because Gameplanet has 200 seven-day WildStar trial keys to give away!

To claim your ticket to NCSoft's new sci-fi MMO, simply fill out the form below and you'll automatically be sent a key!

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Assassin's Creed Unity will be three times as large as Black Flag Assassin's Creed Unity will be three times larger than than last year's Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

Unity is set during the French Revolution and features a single city, Paris. Even so, it will be at least three times larger than the entire combined land mass of Black Flag.

The information comes via a developer interview at San Diego Comic-Con. In the same interview, the developer, introduced only as Nick, and who identifies himself as a level design director, added that the core campaign will take 15-20 hours to complete. Together with side missions, there will be more than 100 hours of content, claimed the developer.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:20:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53d72d355f1b6/Assassins-Creed-Unity-will-be-three-times-as-large-as-Black-Flag/?utm_source=rss Article#1153470
Virtual reality "kind of a step back, it's a fad" – Doom dev Id co-founder and Doom developer John Romero says virtual reality won’t find mainstream acceptance because it’s too antisocial.

Speaking at the Strong Museum of Play (as reported by GamesIndustry), Romero said that he was blown away by the quality of the virtual reality (VR) headsets like the Oculus Rift, but that he didn’t see them catching on.

"VR is going away from the way games are being developed and pushed as they go back into multiplayer and social stuff,” he said.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:24:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53d6e91635448/Virtual-reality-kind-of-a-step-back-its-a-fad-Doom-dev/?utm_source=rss Article#1153440
The Last of Us Remastered – When Joel Met Ellie trailer CONTAINS SPOILERS! Watch an interview with Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson – the actors in The Last Of Us – as they interview each other and tell us some never before told stories.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:36:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/videos/g53d6de899848c/The-Last-of-Us-Remastered-When-Joel-Met-Ellie-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1153430
The Last of Us Remastered – Photo Mode trailer A look at one of the new features found in the remastered version of The Last of Us.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:31:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/videos/g53d6dccb01f4e/The-Last-of-Us-Remastered-Photo-Mode-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1153420
Crytek addresses reports of financial difficulty Crytek says a strategic shift was responsible for reports of its financial difficulties, and that extra funding has been secured that will see the studio prosper in the long term.

Over the past month there have been several rumours that the Ryse developer was in financial trouble, including a rumour that Ryse 2 had been scrapped, and another that Homefront: The Revolution game director Hasit Zala was one of 100 people that had left the project since March.

“Internally, we have acknowledged that the flow of information to employees has not been as good as it should have, however we hope you understand that communicating details of our plans publicly has not always been possible,” Crytek said in a statement to Games Industry.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:21:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53d6da469aabf/Crytek-addresses-reports-of-financial-difficulty/?utm_source=rss Article#1153410
Rust creator defends new game: "Should HBO make one TV show at a time?" Garry’s Mod creator Garry Newman is attempting to calm fans angry that he is prototyping a new game while Rust remains unfinished.

Last week Newman’s studio Facepunch announced a twin-stick shooter called Riftlight – an announcement that was met with vitriol from some Rust players who believe Rust should be finished first.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:52:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53d6c4310f978/Rust-creator-defends-new-game-Should-HBO-make-one-TV-show-at-a-time/?utm_source=rss Article#1153400
Journey and The Unfinished Swan are coming to PS4 It looks like Journey and The Unfinished Swan are getting a PlayStation 4 release.

That’s according to a list of PlayStation games that will be playable at next month’s Gamescom expo that Sony posted on its official German PlayStation website.

The post has been removed, but not before it was copied by NeoGAF.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:49:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53d6b73501a18/Journey-and-The-Unfinished-Swan-are-coming-to-PS4/?utm_source=rss Article#1153390
The Last of Us Remastered review [i]The Last of Us Remastered[/i] is a better-looking, better performing version of an already incredible game. As such, those who haven't played the original version should buy immediately, and those that have probably should as well.

However you feel about rejigged releases surfacing on new-gen hardware, it’s pretty tough to be upset at the existence of The Last of Us Remastered. Sure, The Last of Us was a damned fine game the first go-around, and Remastered will set you back about NZ$75, but it does include all the original game’s DLC including the Left Behind expansion, cutscene commentary from the developers and voice actors, a pretty cool photo mode, and a few smaller extras.

Of course, the biggest marketing bullet point is that Remastered looks much better than the vanilla game. With the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions placed side by side, it’s easy to see the work that’s been put in, and the difference is quite staggering. The Last of Us was hardly an ugly duckling when it launched on PlayStation 3 last year, but it’s been given the full 1080p treatment complete with higher resolution character models, upgraded textures, longer draw distances, and improved lighting and shadows.

The result is gameplay that visually is difficult to distinguish from the cutscenes – it really does look that good. Gone are the jaggies that occasionally cropped up on the PlayStation 3, and the game’s shadow and water effects (particularly the rain) are now simply sensational. The phrase “it’s just like playing a movie!” was uttered several times by others who dropped in on my playthrough – eat your heart out, David Cage.

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Meet Hutama, leader of Polystralia in Civilization: Beyond Earth Q: Why this game, now?

David McDonough: The easy answer is that we love science fiction, and the opportunity to do a Civilization-style game set in the future was a rich and enticing challenge. Of course, this isn’t the first time it's been done. Our fans adored Alpha Centauri – we grew up with that game and we love it a lot too – and they’ve been pleading with Firaxis to make another one for coming on 15 years now. We’ve never been able to do it, but at this particular juncture, the timing and all the various circumstances falling into place, we finally had the opportunity to say, ‘Yes, now’s the time,’ so we took it.

Q: Can you speak generally to the role of leaders in Beyond Earth?

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Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments gameplay trailer A man of many disguises, Sherlock Holmes reveals some of his skills, talents, abilities, and mustaches in Crimes & Punishments’ first gameplay-centric video from Focus Home Interactive.

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Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – Comic-Con 2014 trailer The latest Lego Batman 3 trailer, direct from Comic-Con 2014.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – The Bright Lord Story trailer Discover one of the most important characters in Middle-earth history and uncover the mystery behind the power of the wraith in Shadow of Mordor.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:21:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g53d5921c7f639/Middle-earth-Shadow-of-Mordor-The-Bright-Lord-Story-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1153330
Adventure Time: Secret of the Nameless Kingdom – Comic-Con 2014 trailer Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom will release on PC, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 this November.

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Tekken 7 – Comic-Con 2014 trailer The latest Tekken 7 trailer unveils the storyline of the game, as well as a new key character of the series, Kazumi Mishima.

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BioWare announces new horror game with short teaser A new trailer from BioWare suggests that the Dragon Age and Mass Effect developer is working on a horror game.

The teaser is called “You’ve Been Chosen”, but according to IGN the actual file name of the video on YouTube is “Shadow Realms”.

It features the following description text: “The time is near / They are watching / Your power is rising / Cologne, Germany / You’ve Been Chosen”, which suggests more will be revealed at Gamescom next month.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:09:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g53d5868a626e8/Youve-Been-Chosen-Nightmare-teaser-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1153300
Battlefield Hardline's story involves a framed cop going rogue to clear his name The singleplayer campaign in Battlefield Hardline concerns a cop who is framed for a crime he didn’t commit, and his journey through the criminal underworld to clear his name.

As reported by Polygon, the story was detailed by narrative consultant Wendy Calhoun (Nashville, Justified) at Comic-Con 2014.

"We start off with the narrative of two cops who are good cops, and one really wants to prove himself," Calhoun explained.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:15:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g53d57911b6aa8/Battlefield-Hardlines-story-involves-a-framed-cop-going-rogue-to-clear-his-name/?utm_source=rss Article#1153290
Assassin’s Creed Unity – BTS of Rob Zombie’s French Revolution trailer Go behind the scenes with famed musician and Master of Horror Rob Zombie and The Walking Dead co-creator Tony Moore as they explain the development of their latest animated short which reimagines the dark and violent history behind The French Revolution, the upcoming setting for Assassin’s Creed Unity. Watch in-depth interviews with the creators as they provide an inside look into each part of the development process, from the initial concept to the finished feature film.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:46:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g53d573237899a/Assassin-s-Creed-Unity-BTS-of-Rob-Zombie-s-French-Revolution-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1153280
Assassin’s Creed Unity - Rob Zombie’s French Revolution trailer Assassin’s Creed Unity teams up with famed musician and Master of Horror Rob Zombie to depict the chaotic and brutal events behind the French Revolution. Illustrated by The Walking Dead co-creator, Tony Moore, this animated short brings to life the gory details, bloody battles, and terrifying events of the revolution.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g53d56f33c2036/Assassin-s-Creed-Unity---Rob-Zombie-s-French-Revolution-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1153270
The Walking Dead will return for a third season The Walking Dead will be back for a third season, Telltale Games president Kevin Bruner and comic creator Robert Kirkman confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con.

The fourth of the game’s five second season episodes was released last week.

There was no mention of story details or a release date for season three.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:15:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g53d56b3cb790e/The-Walking-Dead-will-return-for-a-third-season/?utm_source=rss Article#1153260
Evolve hands-on Evolve excites us for a number of reasons, and not the least because it's a new intellectual property (gasp!) bringing fresh thinking to the blunted multiplayer shooter scene – or at the very outside executing superbly on ripe thinking. Everyone in gaming has been talking about asymmetric multiplayer for a few years now but for whatever reason no one has truly delivered. Evolve looks like it's it, the long-awaited killer app.

The premise is simple: four player-controlled hunters set out to trap and kill one player-controlled monster, but as the game progresses and the monster evolves, the power dynamic shifts. Prey becomes predator. Achieving that shift so subtly is a marvel of gameplay balancing, and the result is water-cooler moments in every round. We played it yesterday over a LAN which, unsurprisingly, is the optimal way to experience Evolve.

In February, we looked at the first four hunters and the Goliath monster, a brutish fire-breathing beast in the tradition of King Kong. Yesterday, we played the Kraken, a monster clearly inspired by deep sea creatures, HP Lovecraft's Cthulu mythology, and at least one designer's repressed misgivings about female anatomy.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:53:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/previews/g53d198b263563/Evolve-hands-on/?utm_source=rss Article#1153200
Far Cry 4 – Nepal BTS Part One video Go behind the scenes with the research that went into building Far Cry 4’s open-world Kyrat for the next-generation. In this first video, the development team explains what motivated the trip and what they expected to see.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:48:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g53d1c03cb84b6/Far-Cry-4-Nepal-BTS-Part-One-video/?utm_source=rss Article#1153240
Alien: Isolation - The Cast of Alien video The latest Insider Video sees the crew from the Alien film reveal further details of Alien: Isolation.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:45:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g53d1c0c7163ac/Alien-Isolation---The-Cast-of-Alien-video/?utm_source=rss Article#1153250
Wider variety of female bodies coming to LoL, says Riot League of Legends will soon feature a wider selection of female champion body types, claims Riot Games.

Speaking at Comic-Con (as reported by Polygon), League of Legends producer Omar Kendall answered a fan question about female diversity in the game, stating that Riot was investigating "new strategies for what our champions look like".

"It's something that we're paying a lot more attention to now and you'll see that soon," he said.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:42:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g53d1a72d9482b/Wider-variety-of-female-bodies-coming-to-LoL-says-Riot/?utm_source=rss Article#1153230
Gratuitous Space Battles is getting a sequel with some "very sexy" new features Top-down space strategy title Gratuitous Space Battles is getting a sequel, developer Positech Games announced today.

The Democracy studio said that Gratuitous Space Battles 2 features an entirely re-written custom engine, vastly better visual effects, a much-improved GUI, Steam achievements, mod support, and “some very sexy undisclosed new features”.

“The game is especially targeting gamers with multiple monitor setups who enjoy ridiculously over the top space battles, but the engine should comfortable scale down to much older PC’s too,” said Positech.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:24:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53d1a3a9bd582/Gratuitous-Space-Battles-is-getting-a-sequel-with-some-very-sexy-new-features/?utm_source=rss Article#1153220