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COD: Advanced Warfare Zombies mode confirmed

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COD: Advanced Warfare Zombies mode confirmed

It looks like Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will feature a take on Treyarch’s signature Zombies mode.

A leaked trailer doing the rounds (and getting removed at a rapid pace) shows footage of the unannounced mode in Sledgehammer Games' upcoming FPS.

However, the zombies here are fast-moving, high-jumping creatures that pile on top of each other World War Z-style.

Last year’s Call of Duty: Ghosts featured a co-op alien mode called Extinction in the place of Zombies.

Earlier this week, Sledgehammer co-founder Glen Schofield expressed his dismay that many of the game’s multiplayer details had been leaked.

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Shadow of Mordor's Lord of the Hunt DLC has mounted warchiefs and more

Shadow of Mordor's Lord of the Hunt DLC has mounted warchiefs and more

The contents of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's first DLC pack have been outlined by publisher Warner Bros.

Lord of the Hunt, which is due later this year, will see the player tame and ride two new beasts while seeking out mounted warchiefs.

The new beasts are both variations on those existing in the game: a wretched graug is a graug that spits poison, and there’s a stealthier caragor called a caragath. The player will also be able to summon hordes of ghuls (zombies) to do his or her bidding.

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GTA Online goes offline to prepare for new-gen launch

GTA Online goes offline to prepare for GTA V new-gen launch

The Grand Theft Auto Online servers are down for an extended maintenance to prepare for the game's upcoming launch on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

The servers went offline at 7am NZDT. Rockstar anticipates that it should take seven hours to perform the maintenance.

Service should therefore resume at 2pm NZDT.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition's save creation tool now in open beta

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Dragon Age: Inquisition's save creation tool now in open beta

Dragon Age Keep, the customisation and save import tool for Dragon Age: Inquisition, is now in open beta.

The app gives players the option to customise Inquisition’s world by simulating decisions made in Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II, and then importing them into Inquisition as a save file.

An Origin account is required.

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Destiny's first expansion detailed and dated

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Destiny's first expansion detailed and dated

Destiny expansion The Dark Below will be available for download on December 10, Activision and Bungie have announced.

The Dark Below is the first expansion to hit the game since it launched in September.

It features all-new weapons and gear to earn through a new story, along with cooperative and multiplayer activities.

“Destiny was created as a living universe, which has allowed us to improve the experience post launch in real-time,” said Bungie president Harold Ryan.

“It also gives us insight into the things players are looking for in new content. We’ve seen from feedback that people want new activities, gear and weapons, and of course the immensely popular Raid. The community helps shape our development decisions and that’s really important to us.”

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Dying Light is no longer coming to Xbox 360 and PS3

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Dying Light is no longer coming to Xbox 360 and PS3

Dying Light is no longer in development for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

In a post on the game’s official Facebook page, developer Techland said that last-gen consoles simply aren’t up to the task of running the game in an acceptable fashion.

“For instance, up to 200,000 objects can be displayed in the game at once. Add to this our use of realistic, physics-based lighting technology and you really start to push the next-gen systems to the limits,” said Techland.

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Battlefield Hardline has a release date

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Battlefield Hardline has a release date

Battlefield Hardline launches on March 19 next year, EA has announced.

The game was due out this month, but was delayed by developer Visceral following feedback from the beta.

“The more we thought about these ideas, the more we knew we had to get them into the game you will all be playing,” said studio VP Karl Magnus Troedsson at the time.

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Advanced Warfare leak "a real bummer" – Sledgehammer

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Advanced Warfare leak "a real bummer" – Sledgehammer

Sledgehammer Games is unimpressed that some unannounced Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare details have spilled out on to the Internet ahead of the game’s launch on November 4.

The details come via a copy of the game thought to have been stolen somewhere along the production chain.

Yesterday, a user called Anfuny29 broadcast gameplay of the FPS on Twitch, and others gleaned details before the stream was shut down.

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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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There are big changes coming to Destiny's Iron Banner event

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There are big changes coming to Destiny's Iron Banner event

Bungie has announced a number of significant changes coming to Destiny's Iron Banner PvP event.

The changes were made in response to player feedback said Destiny lead designer Tyson Green.

"The goal for Level Advantages in PvP had been to create relatively small advantages that would suffice only to tilt the balance between players of equal skill towards the player of greater achievement, expressed in terms of his gear. But we now believe we have been too conservative, and that small tilts failed to meet anyone’s expectations," said Green.

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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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Rockstar details exclusive content for GTA V upgraders

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Rockstar details exclusive content for GTA V upgraders

Those who upgrade to the new-gen version of Grand Theft Auto V will get access to exclusive missions, vehicles, and more.

The content will only be available to those who already own a last-gen copy of the game and buy it again on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or Windows PC.

The extra content includes:

New events that unlock exclusive new vehicles like the Imponte Duke O’Death and the Dodo seaplane

A Murder Mystery mission that unlocks two noir style filters, which give Story Mode gameplay and Snapmatic photos the feel of a gritty old school crime classic

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Shadow of Mordor's Lord of the Hunt DLC has mounted warchiefs and more
Shadow of Mordor's Lord of the Hunt DLC has mounted warchiefs and more
NEWS Out this year.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
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
Shadow of Mordor marketers accused of ransoming positive coverage
Shadow of Mordor marketers accused of ransoming positive coverage
NEWS One does not simply discuss bugs.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
13
Spec Ops: The Line writer leaves 2K
Spec Ops: The Line writer leaves 2K
NEWS Will stay in games.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell inspired by Disney movies
Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell inspired by Disney movies
NEWS Musical numbers and all.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Saints Row IV expansion Gat out of Hell coming 2015
Saints Row IV expansion Gat out of Hell coming 2015
NEWS New powers, weapons, story.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
13
Survival mystery title Escape Dead Island has a release date
Survival mystery title Escape Dead Island has a release date
NEWS Pre-order for Dead Island 2 beta access.
PC, 360, PS3
2
Sony settles PSN outage class-action, but denies wrongdoing
Sony settles PSN outage class-action, but denies wrongdoing
NEWS Free themes!
PS3, PSP
7
Second Mighty No. 9 crowdfunding effort underway
Second Mighty No. 9 crowdfunding effort underway
NEWS For bonus content only.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, 3DS, Vita, Mac
Sniper Elite 3 to get 10gb day-one patch on Xbox One
Sniper Elite 3 to get 10gb day-one patch on Xbox One
NEWS Total installed size comes down, however.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
1
Sci-fi MMO Defiance moving from outright purchase to free-to-play next month
Sci-fi MMO Defiance moving from outright purchase to free-to-play next month
NEWS Second TV season begins June 20.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: Third-Person
2
South Park: The Stick of Truth sequel a possibility
South Park: The Stick of Truth sequel a possibility
NEWS Lengthy development all worth it.
PC, 360, PS3
RPG: Real Time
1
South Park: The Stick of Truth censored in Australia despite R18+ classification
South Park: The Stick of Truth censored in Australia despite R18+ classification
NEWS Two minutes of edits confirmed.
PC, 360, PS3
RPG: Real Time
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Sales of Xbox 360 and PS3 games have fallen faster than expected – EA
Sales of Xbox 360 and PS3 games have fallen faster than expected – EA
NEWS Figures frop 35 per cent in December.
360, PS3
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Shadow of Mordor nicked my Assassin's Creed animations –  former Ubisoft dev
Shadow of Mordor nicked my Assassin's Creed animations – former Ubisoft dev
NEWS "I know it when I see it."
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
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Some microtransactions in GT6 cost more than the game itself
Some microtransactions in GT6 cost more than the game itself
NEWS Would you pay $239 for a digital car?
PS3
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Street in Bathurst renamed Gran Turismo Drive
Street in Bathurst renamed Gran Turismo Drive
NEWS Creator similarly honoured in Spain.
PS3
1
Sony registers The Last of Us film domains
Sony registers The Last of Us film domains
NEWS Ellen Page might be keen.
PS3
Action: Third-Person
15
South Park: The Stick of Truth delayed again
South Park: The Stick of Truth delayed again
NEWS No longer releasing this year.
PC, 360, PS3
RPG: Real Time
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Square Enix may pass Final Fantasy to a Western studio
Square Enix may pass Final Fantasy to a Western studio
NEWS Gritty reboot time!
360, PS3
RPG: Action
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Sony seeks removal of Beyond: Two Souls nudity coverage
Sony seeks removal of Beyond: Two Souls nudity coverage
NEWS The Streisand Effect.
PS3
Action: First-Person
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Space Marine director outlines cancelled sequels
Space Marine director outlines cancelled sequels
NEWS What could have been.
PC, 360, PS3
Action
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Saints Row IV's Enter the Dominatrix DLC coming this month
Saints Row IV's Enter the Dominatrix DLC coming this month
NEWS A mockumentary-style b-side.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: Third-Person
2
South Park: The Stick of Truth finally has a release date
South Park: The Stick of Truth finally has a release date
NEWS Sweeeeeeet.
PC, 360, PS3
RPG: Real Time
5
Star Trek game a “big disappointment”, arguably hurt the movie – JJ Abrams
Star Trek game a “big disappointment”, arguably hurt the movie – JJ Abrams
NEWS Another poor movie tie-in.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: Third-Person
1
Sony's Third Party Production team to oversee ports, new IP
Sony's Third Party Production team to oversee ports, new IP
NEWS Will ensure quality and consistency.
PS3, PS4, Vita
1
Sony apologises to Rockstar after GTA V audio surfaces
Sony apologises to Rockstar after GTA V audio surfaces
NEWS Digital pre-load hacked.
360, PS3
Action: Third-Person
5
Saints Row IV delayed in Australia
Saints Row IV delayed in Australia
NEWS Available in NZ from today.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: Third-Person
2
Sony announces 30 more indie titles at Gamescom
Sony announces 30 more indie titles at Gamescom
NEWS Some familiar, many new.
PS3, PS4, Vita
1
Starbreeze will develop original IP with Payday 2 loot
Starbreeze will develop original IP with Payday 2 loot
NEWS Game profitable from pre-orders alone.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person