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On-disc debate keeps DLC characters out of Dragon Age: Inquisition

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On-disc debate keeps DLC characters out of Dragon Age: Inquisition

BioWare won't be offering up any DLC characters for Dragon Age: Inquisition because it doesn’t want to get tangled up in the on-disc DLC debate.

The game’s creative director Mike Laidlaw told OXM that technical reasons meant some parts of DLC characters would have to be included on the game’s disc, and that riled some fans.

"Because of how deeply enmeshed in the system companion characters are, we can't just add them on the fly; part of them has to be shipped on the disc, which has led to criticism that we're forcing people to pay for content they already own,” said Laidlaw.

"It's not the case, but we've decided this time to not go that route. There will be no DLC party members."

There will be nine party members in Inquisition, including Cassandra Pentaghast, Varric, Vivienne, Sera, Iron Bull, and Solas.

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Harmonix on Rock Band and Dance Central: "We have grand plans to bring back both"

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Harmonix on Rock Band and Dance Central: "We have grand plans to bring back both"

Harmonix’s Rock Band and Dance Central franchises may not be dead and buried after all.

Last weekend, as reported by Gamespot, Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos told a PAX East crowd that his company hoped to bring both to new-gen consoles.

"[The Rock Band and Dance Central franchises] are near and dear to our hearts and our minds, and we have grand plans to bring back both of them with guns blazing at some point in the coming console cycle," said Rigopulos.

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! confirmed, no plans for new-gen

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! confirmed, no plans for new-gen versions

2K Games and Gearbox Software have confirmed the existence of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!, a standalone title for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC.

As rumoured earlier this week, The Pre-Sequel! takes place between Borderlands and Borderlands 2 on the moon and Hyperion space station that orbit Pandora.

It chronicles the rise to power of Borderlands 2 villain Handsome Jack, and all four playable characters have appeared in prior Borderlands titles.

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A remastered version of The Last of Us coming to PS4

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A remastered version of The Last of Us coming to PS4

It’s official: The Last of Us is coming to the PlayStation 4 this winter.

The game’s new-gen version will be called The Last of Us Remastered, and will include higher resolution character models, improved shadows and lighting, upgraded textures, and more.

It will also include a director’s commentary for all in-game cinematics featuring creative director and writer Neil Druckmann, game director Bruce Straley, and voice actors Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson (Joel and Ellie).

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3D Realms drops Duke Nukem lawsuit, apologises to Gearbox
3D Realms drops Duke Nukem lawsuit, apologises to Gearbox
NEWS All a misunderstanding, apparently.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
1
2K, Firaxis reveal XCOM Enemy Within at Gamescom
2K, Firaxis reveal XCOM Enemy Within at Gamescom
NEWS Unknown’s expansion.
PC, 360, PS3
2
"XCOM" shooter may now be called The Bureau
"XCOM" shooter may now be called The Bureau
NEWS Tie-in angle ditched?
PS3
1
10 new GTA V screens released
10 new GTA V screens released
NEWS Yes, that appears to be a Gatling gun.
PC, 360, PS3
“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
"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
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
"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
"It's been a poor, poor five years for fiction" - Dishonored developer
NEWS The same old story.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
2
”DLC was a mistake” – Castlevania producer
NEWS Game's success blamed.
360, PS3
Action: Third-Person
38 Studios lay-offs confirmed
NEWS Some employees unpaid.
PC, 360, PS3
Adventure & RPG
2K announces XCOM: Enemy Unknown
NEWS Tactics and strategy by Firaxis.
PC, 360, PS3
Strategy
380
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
3 million DiRT 3 keys stolen
NEWS AMD promotional codes compromised.
PC, 360, PS3
Driving & Racing
20
2K signs multi-year contract with the NBA
NEWS Follows success of NBA 2K11.
PC, 360, PS3, Wii
6
2K launches Duke Nudem site
NEWS Links inside definitely NSFW.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
36
2K announces The Darkness II
NEWS Due later this year.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
4
2011's promising release schedule
NEWS Welcome back, we missed you.
PC, 360, PS3, Wii, PSP
56
"Be A Goalkeeper" introduced to FIFA 11
NEWS All players can be human controlled.
360, PS3
2K "scales back" BioShock 2 DRM
NEWS For digital release, anyway.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
250GB PlayStation 3 coming to NZ for $729
NEWS Slim selling strongly, says Sony.
PS3
42
2K Sports signs Kobe Bryant
NEWS All-Star to promote NBA 2K10.
360, PS3, Wii, PS2
Sports: Basketball
2K release Borderlands screenshots
NEWS "New art direction" featured.
PC, 360, PS3
3rd ELAN Awards recognise game development
NEWS Valve scoops trophies.
PC, 360, PS3, Wii, DS, PSP, PS2
2008 NZ console sales top 177,000
NEWS 15% growth as hardware flies off shelves.
360, PS3, Wii
2K release new Mafia 2 screenshots
NEWS Five more now available.
PC, 360, PS3
2K release Mafia 2 teaser
NEWS Another great Cosa Nostra title.
PC, 360, PS3
80GB PS3 gets NZ release date
NEWS More space, same price.
PS3
2K partners with Digital Extremes
NEWS Will develop BioShock on PS3.
PS3
2.4 firmware for PS3 pulled
NEWS Sony tight-lipped as users report lockups.
PS3