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GTA Online gets in the holiday mood with Festive Surprise

GTA Online gets in the holiday mood with Festive Surprise

Rockstar is bringing some holiday cheer to San Andreas with the Festive Surprise seasonal event.

The Festive Surprise event brings snow days and snowball fights, Christmas trees, knitted holiday sweaters.

Of course, there are also new weapons and vehicles, including the Homing Missile Launcher and Proximity Mines.

The Festive Surprise is live now on all platforms.

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Destiny: The Dark Below raid gear buffed

Destiny: The Dark Below raid gear buffed

The gear dropped in Destiny's new raid, Crota's End, will now be more powerful and drop with greater regularity.

Since the release of the first expansion, The Dark Below, many Destiny players have felt that the quality of gear dropped in the new raid - currently the most challenging content in the game - didn't adequately reflect the difficulty of obtaining it.

The hotfix brings Destiny up to 1.1.0.2. Now, "Both existing and future Raid gear obtained in Crota's End now begins at Level 30 with an upgrade path to reach Level 32," said Bungie.

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Shadow of Mordor's Lord of the Hunt story DLC launches

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Shadow of Mordor's Lord of the Hunt story DLC launches

The first story expansion for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is out today on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.

Alongside a new story, Lord of the Hunt brings new nemeses, monsters, missions, challenges, epic runes, and a new character skin to the game.

It also includes Test of the Wild, wherein players face off against Beastmasters and mount their trophies on a leaderboard.

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Destiny's first expansion, The Dark Below, is available now

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Destiny's first expansion, The Dark Below, is available now

Destiny’s first expansion, The Dark Below is now available for download on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4, Activision has announced.

According to the publisher, The Dark Below adds new content to almost every activity in the game.

“Since launch, we’ve made significant real-time improvements to the game based on player feedback, and our first expansion will include the things people want more of in the Destiny universe,” said Bungie COO Pete Parsons.

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GTA Online Heists detailed, coming early next year

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GTA Online Heists detailed, coming early next year

GTA Online’s Heists will go live early next year, says Rockstar Games.

The developer is promising 20 hours of gameplay, along with new weapons, vehicles, and items.

Players will be rewarded for completing all five Heists in order, as well as completing them in the new first-person mode on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

“We never want to have to move a date but if something is delayed, it’s because it’s not at the level we expect of ourselves,” Rockstar lead mission designer Imran Sarwar told IGN.

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GTA V ban "flies in the face of everything that free society's based on"

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GTA V ban "flies in the face of everything that free society's based on"

The president of Rockstar parent company Take-Two Interactive has spoken out against the removal of Grand Theft Auto V from two Australian retailers.

Last week the Australian branches of Target and Kmart removed Grand Theft Auto V from shelves over concerns about acts of violence towards women in the game.

Speaking at the BMO Capital Markets Technology and Digital Media Conference (as reported by Gamespot), Karl Slatoff called the removal “disappointing on many levels”, despite its minimal effect on his company’s bottom line.

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Games industry group responds to the removal of GTA V from retail chains

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Games industry group responds to the removal of GTA V from retail chains

The Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (IGEA) of Australia and New Zealand has spoken out against the decisions of Target and Kmart to remove Grand Theft Auto V from shelves in Australia.

"Over the past few decades videogames have taken their place alongside film, literature and television as a medium capable of entertaining all ages, including the ability to sustain complex and mature themes for an adult audience that rival similar works in other media," said the IGEA.

"As a result, IGEA are surprised by the recent removal of a popular R18+ game from retail shelves given the average age of a gamer in this country is 32. Games should not be treated any differently than books, music, television, or movies that are rated R18+. IGEA’s members are proud of their compliance with the National Classification Scheme and believe that consumers, which includes parents and caregivers, should be allowed to make informed decisions for themselves."

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