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Dinklage out, North in as Destiny's Ghost

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Dinklage out, North in as Destiny's Ghost

Bungie is replacing all of Peter Dinklage's Ghost dialogue in Destiny with a new performance by Nolan North, says Game Informer.

North was cast as the robotic narrator/assistant in the upcoming expansion The Taken King, but Bungie decided to completely replace Dinklage's performance in the rest of the game as well.

“We wanted Nolan North’s version of the Ghost to wake you up at the start of the journey at level one and follow you all the way to level forty,” explained Destiny creative director Luke Smith.

North says he is excited about the role, and that the mammoth developer encouraged him to give it a new personality:

"They really wanted me to put my stamp on it. They let me bring what I wanted to the role," said North. “You want to give him as much personality as the world will allow, without making it unbelievable. There’s a fine line to walk there, and I think we found it.”

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Mega Man successor Mighty No. 9 delayed again

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Mega Man successor Mighty No. 9 delayed again

Mega Man spiritual successor Mighty No. 9 will not release in 2015 as planned, according to multiple retailer listings.

Originally slated for April 2015, then delayed to September, the massively-crowdfunded action platformer has been delayed again, with retailers Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop listing release placeholders of 2016.

The delay is yet another embarrassment for developer Comcept, whose Kickstarter for Red Ash – the spiritual successor to Mega Man Legends – failed to reach its crowdfunding target today.

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Metal Gear Solid V PC release date moved up

Metal Gear Solid V PC release date moved up

The PC release date of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has been moved up from September 15 to September 1.

This change brings the PC version to release-date parity with consoles – increasingly rare nowadays.

“We initially did not think it would be possible to get such an epic game out onto PC in time for launch alongside its console counterparts, but all involved have worked diligently to meet the demands of our PC consumers,” said Konami president Tomotada Tashiro.

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Next Dying Light story expansion will add dune buggies

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Next Dying Light story expansion will add dune buggies

The next story-based expansion for Dying Light will add a ton of land mass to the game, as well as dune buggies for you to explore it with.

Dying Light: The Following will be properly unveiled at Gamescom next week, but Techland has confirmed that it contains all-terrain dirt buggies, and also that it will be "feature-heavy".

“The new map alone is the same size as all the previous maps from Dying Light combined, so there is a lot we’re packing in here,” said Dying Light producer Tymon Smektala.

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Check out the latest screens from the GTA V 'Grand Theft New Zealand' mod

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Check out the latest screens from the GTA V 'Grand Theft New Zealand' mod

Waipukurau resident Andre Hema-Kani has uploaded a heap more screens from his ongoing Grand Theft Auto V mod project, Grand Theft New Zealand.

New company logos added to the game include V, Mighty Ape, and Burger Fuel, and there are now buildings for Hell Pizza, Mag & Turbo Warehouse, DEKA, ‘Te Warewhare’, and more.

A small selection of his work is below, but make sure you check out the whole gallery on Imgur.

Hema-Kani said on Reddit that he’s looking to release the first part of the mod in a couple of weeks. It's about 300MB all up.

You can read more about his project here, and stay up to date via the official Facebook page.

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Fallout Anthology collects five games in a mini-nuke

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Fallout Anthology collects five games in a mini-nuke

Bethesda is gathering all five existing Fallout games in a new bundle that fits nicely inside a mini-nuke.

Fallout Anthology releases for PC on October 1 for NZ$120, and the box even contains a space for Fallout 4, which is out on November 10.

The mini-nuke storage case features an audible bomb sound.

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Black Ops II now most-requested for Xbox backwards compatibility

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Black Ops II now most-requested for Xbox backwards compatibility

Call of Duty: Black Ops II now tops the list of most-requested Xbox 360 games for Xbox One backwards compatibility.

Six of the top twelve on the list are Call of Duty titles, in fact, including all the Modern Warfare and Black Ops titles, and World at War.

Black Ops II edges out Red Dead Redemption, Skyrim, and the Bioshock games for the top spot on the list.

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"I'm ready to make something new": Borderlands creator leaves Gearbox
"I'm ready to make something new": Borderlands creator leaves Gearbox
NEWS Time for new adventures.
PC, 360, PS3
"Obscene" Dragon Age: Inquisition pulled in India
"Obscene" Dragon Age: Inquisition pulled in India
NEWS Questions arise over sexual content.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
RPG: Action
7
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
Action: Third-Person
“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
379
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
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"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