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Battlefield Hardline open beta hijacks all platforms next week

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Battlefield Hardline open beta hijacks all platforms next week

Battlefield Hardline’s open beta will take place between February 3 and February 8, EA has announced.

The beta will be available on all the game’s platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Windows PC.

It will include three maps and modes: car chase mode Hotwire will be available on the game’s Downtown and Dust Bowl maps, Conquest will be available on Dust Bowl, and Heist mode will be playable on the Bank Job map.

Conquest will support 24 players on last-gen consoles, and 64 players on new-gen and PC.

The Hardline beta will also give players access to the full breadth of multiplayer progression in the game, which features new weapons, vehicles, gadgets, and gear.

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Spotify is coming to PSN, Music Unlimited is closing

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Spotify is coming to PSN, Music Unlimited is closing

Spotify is coming to PlayStation Network as part of a new music service called PlayStation Music.

PlayStation Music is a replacement for Music Unlimited, and will be available on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, and as well as Xperia smartphones and tablets.

Spotify on PlayStation Music will offer more than 30 million songs and 1.5 billion playlists, and PlayStation 4 owners will be able to use the service while playing games.

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Dying Light box copies delayed, Be the Zombie mode free

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Dying Light box copies delayed, Be the Zombie mode free

Dying Light’s Be the Zombie mode will now be made available to all players for free, Techland has announced.

The mode, which allows a player to control certain zombies in the game and attack others online, was originally a pre-order-only bonus.

However, Techland has announced that physical copies of Dying Light have been delayed a month in regions outside of North America, and so by way of apology, it will gift the mode to everyone for free.

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Game of Thrones - Episode 2 coming in February

Game of Thrones - Episode 2 coming in February

The second episode in Telltale's Game of Thrones adventure game series will be released at the start of February.

To coincide with the announcement, Telltale has released a new teaser video and a story synopsis that you'll probably want to avoid if you haven't played episode one yet.

Game of Thrones will be released on February 3 for PC, Mac, PS3 and PS4, on February 4 for Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and February 5 for iOS.

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This is what GTA V looks like in full 4K resolution

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This is what GTA V looks like in full 4K resolution

Rockstar announced this morning that Grand Theft Auto V for PC had been pushed back to March to allow for a few extra weeks of testing and polish.

In the meantime, the developer has released six screenshots that show the game running at 1080p and 60fps with up to 4K resolution.

Grand Theft Auto V for PC will also support up to triple monitor configurations, as well as NVidia 3D Vision for up to triple monitor setups, said Rockstar.

To see the images at full 4K, click each image below, then click "full size" in the bottom right corner.

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Alien: Isolation sells through 1m copies [clarification]

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Alien: Isolation sells through 1m copies [clarification]

Sega today announced that its cult survival-horror hit Alien: Isolation had passed one million sales.

“It has been fantastic to watch the reviews come in and read of the reactions of players, hidden in the bowels of Sevastopol Station, terrified to make the next move,” said creative lead Alistair Hope. “We set out to make the Alien game we had always wanted to play and from these figures it seems we also succeeded in making the Alien game another million wanted to play. We hope many more gamers enjoy Alien: Isolation in 2015.”

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All Battlefield Hardline multiplayer modes revealed

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All Battlefield Hardline multiplayer modes revealed

EA has revealed the final multiplayer mode in Battlefield Hardline, called Crosshair.

Crosshair is a new competitive mode. In it, a former criminal has turned state’s witness is on the run from his former crew. The criminals are trying to kill the rat, while the cops are trying to get him out. As in Rescue, players will only have one life per round.

A beta for Battlefield Hardline will begin soon. It will come to all platforms and will feature two modes, Conquest and Hotwire.

News Index


3D Realms Working on New Game
NEWS
PC, 360, PS3
2008 Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational Announced
NEWS
PC, 360, PS3
'Skate It' to launch on Wii & DS
NEWS Balance Board gets new use.
360, PS3, Wii, DS
2.4 firmware for PS3 pulled
NEWS Sony tight-lipped as users report lockups.
PS3
2K partners with Digital Extremes
NEWS Will develop BioShock on PS3.
PS3
80GB PS3 gets NZ release date
NEWS More space, same price.
PS3
2K release Mafia 2 teaser
NEWS Another great Cosa Nostra title.
PC, 360, PS3
2K release new Mafia 2 screenshots
NEWS Five more now available.
PC, 360, PS3
2008 NZ console sales top 177,000
NEWS 15% growth as hardware flies off shelves.
360, PS3, Wii
3rd ELAN Awards recognise game development
NEWS Valve scoops trophies.
PC, 360, PS3, Wii, DS, PSP, PS2
2K release Borderlands screenshots
NEWS "New art direction" featured.
PC, 360, PS3
2K Sports signs Kobe Bryant
NEWS All-Star to promote NBA 2K10.
360, PS3, Wii, PS2
Sports: Basketball
250GB PlayStation 3 coming to NZ for $729
NEWS Slim selling strongly, says Sony.
PS3
42
2K "scales back" BioShock 2 DRM
NEWS For digital release, anyway.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
"Be A Goalkeeper" introduced to FIFA 11
NEWS All players can be human controlled.
360, PS3
2011's promising release schedule
NEWS Welcome back, we missed you.
PC, 360, PS3, Wii, PSP
56
2K announces The Darkness II
NEWS Due later this year.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
4
2K launches Duke Nudem site
NEWS Links inside definitely NSFW.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
36
2K signs multi-year contract with the NBA
NEWS Follows success of NBA 2K11.
PC, 360, PS3, Wii
6
3 million DiRT 3 keys stolen
NEWS AMD promotional codes compromised.
PC, 360, PS3
Driving & Racing
20
5 million copies of Battlefield 3 sold
5 million copies of Battlefield 3 sold
NEWS EA’s biggest one-week numbers.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
2
2K announces XCOM: Enemy Unknown
NEWS Tactics and strategy by Firaxis.
PC, 360, PS3
Strategy
379
38 Studios lay-offs confirmed
NEWS Some employees unpaid.
PC, 360, PS3
Adventure & RPG
”DLC was a mistake” – Castlevania producer
NEWS Game's success blamed.
360, PS3
Action: Third-Person
"It's been a poor, poor five years for fiction" - Dishonored developer
NEWS The same old story.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
2
"We are dedicated to supporting BF3" – DICE
"We are dedicated to supporting BF3" – DICE
NEWS Console servers quadrupled.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
2
2K's XCOM FPS may now be a third-person arcade title
2K's XCOM FPS may now be a third-person arcade title
NEWS Not a good sign.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: Third-Person
"Lose the gimps and dildos and purple suits” – Bleszinski on Saints Row
"Lose the gimps and dildos and purple suits” – Bleszinski on Saints Row
NEWS Adult content "doesn’t help industry perceptions".
PC, 360, PS3
Action: Third-Person
58
“Call of Duty has almost ruined a generation of FPS players” – Red Orchestra 2 dev
“Call of Duty has almost ruined a generation of FPS players” – Red Orchestra 2 dev
NEWS "They’ve taken individual skill out of the equation."
PC, 360, PS3, WiiU
Action: First-Person
25
10 new GTA V screens released
10 new GTA V screens released
NEWS Yes, that appears to be a Gatling gun.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: Third-Person