Gameplanet New Zealand Latest updates from Gameplanet - New Zealand's #1 destination for gamers. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:39:17 +1200 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.3 (http://framework.zend.com) http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/ contact@gameplanet.co.nz (Gameplanet) Gameplanet Dishonored, Crimson Dragon headline August Games with Gold Microsoft has announced the Games with Gold line-up for August.

Topping the bill on Xbox One is Crimson Dragon.

Gameplanet scored Crimson Dragon 5/10, writing, "Rail shooters are often derided for their simplistic gameplay, but a good rail shooter can still be satisfying. All it takes is clear, punchy gameplay and good controls - but Crimson Dragon has neither. More than anything, the game feels unfinished, features and much-needed polish left by the wayside in favour of meeting the Xbox One’s launch date."

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:22:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53d73bcc5ee57/Dishonored-Crimson-Dragon-headline-August-Games-with-Gold/?utm_source=rss Article#1153490
Bungie addresses concerns over the size of Destiny Bungie has sought to reassure fans that Destiny will have plenty of content to play through when it releases on September 9.

Leaked data files indicate that Destiny will contain four areas: Earth, the Moon, Mars, and Venus. Each location will contain a single destination, meaning the Cosmodrome and the Tower are the only Earth locations so far.

In light of that, some players have expressed concern over the total size of Bungie's upcoming shooter. The beta, which appeared to include all the Cosmodrome content, could be completed in a few ponderous hours.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:50:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/news/g53d7334e611da/Bungie-addresses-concerns-over-the-size-of-Destiny/?utm_source=rss Article#1153480
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty review Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is an excellent example of how to remake a game. A must for returning fans and newcomers alike.

Let’s go back in time, way back to the days of 1997. That year, 39 members of the Heaven's Gate Cult committed suicide, Princess Diana died, Versace was murdered, Tony Blair was elected, and James Cameron unleashed Titanic on an unsuspecting world. It was a dark time in human history, but there was a bright spot. No, not Dolly the cloned sheep – Abe, the flatulent protagonist of a wee game called Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee.

Abe was the unlikeliest of heroes. Prancing about in a loin cloth, he couldn't fire a gun or fight, and he expired the moment an enemy so much as breathed on him. He also had a weird thing for birds, the vocab of a particularly slow infant, and a flatulence problem. Fortunately, he could run, jump, issue basic commands, possess some creatures, and can fart on command. In a pre-YouTube era, that meant something.

Abe’s Oddysee was a tough game full of well-obscured puzzles, lively enemies, diverse environments, and oddball charm, and it even imparted a decent lesson to players. (POSSESS EVERYTHING AND MURDER EVERYONE.) In short, it has withstood the test of time.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:32:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/reviews/g53d719b58685c/Oddworld-New-n-Tasty-review/?utm_source=rss Article#1153450
Win a WildStar seven day trial Fire up your starship and set the course to Nexus, because Gameplanet has 200 seven-day WildStar trial keys to give away!

To claim your ticket to NCSoft's new sci-fi MMO, simply fill out the form below and you'll automatically be sent a key!

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Assassin's Creed Unity will be three times as large as Black Flag Assassin's Creed Unity will be three times larger than than last year's Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

Unity is set during the French Revolution and features a single city, Paris. Even so, it will be at least three times larger than the entire combined land mass of Black Flag.

The information comes via a developer interview at San Diego Comic-Con. In the same interview, the developer, introduced only as Nick, and who identifies himself as a level design director, added that the core campaign will take 15-20 hours to complete. Together with side missions, there will be more than 100 hours of content, claimed the developer.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:20:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53d72d355f1b6/Assassins-Creed-Unity-will-be-three-times-as-large-as-Black-Flag/?utm_source=rss Article#1153470
Virtual reality "kind of a step back, it's a fad" – Doom dev Id co-founder and Doom developer John Romero says virtual reality won’t find mainstream acceptance because it’s too antisocial.

Speaking at the Strong Museum of Play (as reported by GamesIndustry), Romero said that he was blown away by the quality of the virtual reality (VR) headsets like the Oculus Rift, but that he didn’t see them catching on.

"VR is going away from the way games are being developed and pushed as they go back into multiplayer and social stuff,” he said.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:24:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53d6e91635448/Virtual-reality-kind-of-a-step-back-its-a-fad-Doom-dev/?utm_source=rss Article#1153440
The Last of Us Remastered – When Joel Met Ellie trailer CONTAINS SPOILERS! Watch an interview with Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson – the actors in The Last Of Us – as they interview each other and tell us some never before told stories.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:36:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/videos/g53d6de899848c/The-Last-of-Us-Remastered-When-Joel-Met-Ellie-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1153430
The Last of Us Remastered – Photo Mode trailer A look at one of the new features found in the remastered version of The Last of Us.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:31:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/videos/g53d6dccb01f4e/The-Last-of-Us-Remastered-Photo-Mode-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1153420
Crytek addresses reports of financial difficulty Crytek says a strategic shift was responsible for reports of its financial difficulties, and that extra funding has been secured that will see the studio prosper in the long term.

Over the past month there have been several rumours that the Ryse developer was in financial trouble, including a rumour that Ryse 2 had been scrapped, and another that Homefront: The Revolution game director Hasit Zala was one of 100 people that had left the project since March.

“Internally, we have acknowledged that the flow of information to employees has not been as good as it should have, however we hope you understand that communicating details of our plans publicly has not always been possible,” Crytek said in a statement to Games Industry.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:21:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53d6da469aabf/Crytek-addresses-reports-of-financial-difficulty/?utm_source=rss Article#1153410
Rust creator defends new game: "Should HBO make one TV show at a time?" Garry’s Mod creator Garry Newman is attempting to calm fans angry that he is prototyping a new game while Rust remains unfinished.

Last week Newman’s studio Facepunch announced a twin-stick shooter called Riftlight – an announcement that was met with vitriol from some Rust players who believe Rust should be finished first.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:52:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53d6c4310f978/Rust-creator-defends-new-game-Should-HBO-make-one-TV-show-at-a-time/?utm_source=rss Article#1153400
Journey and The Unfinished Swan are coming to PS4 It looks like Journey and The Unfinished Swan are getting a PlayStation 4 release.

That’s according to a list of PlayStation games that will be playable at next month’s Gamescom expo that Sony posted on its official German PlayStation website.

The post has been removed, but not before it was copied by NeoGAF.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:49:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53d6b73501a18/Journey-and-The-Unfinished-Swan-are-coming-to-PS4/?utm_source=rss Article#1153390
The Last of Us Remastered review [i]The Last of Us Remastered[/i] is a better-looking, better performing version of an already incredible game. As such, those who haven't played the original version should buy immediately, and those that have probably should as well.

However you feel about rejigged releases surfacing on new-gen hardware, it’s pretty tough to be upset at the existence of The Last of Us Remastered. Sure, The Last of Us was a damned fine game the first go-around, and Remastered will set you back about NZ$75, but it does include all the original game’s DLC including the Left Behind expansion, cutscene commentary from the developers and voice actors, a pretty cool photo mode, and a few smaller extras.

Of course, the biggest marketing bullet point is that Remastered looks much better than the vanilla game. With the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions placed side by side, it’s easy to see the work that’s been put in, and the difference is quite staggering. The Last of Us was hardly an ugly duckling when it launched on PlayStation 3 last year, but it’s been given the full 1080p treatment complete with higher resolution character models, upgraded textures, longer draw distances, and improved lighting and shadows.

The result is gameplay that visually is difficult to distinguish from the cutscenes – it really does look that good. Gone are the jaggies that occasionally cropped up on the PlayStation 3, and the game’s shadow and water effects (particularly the rain) are now simply sensational. The phrase “it’s just like playing a movie!” was uttered several times by others who dropped in on my playthrough – eat your heart out, David Cage.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:06:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/reviews/g53d5f13042644/The-Last-of-Us-Remastered-review/?utm_source=rss Article#1153380
Meet Hutama, leader of Polystralia in Civilization: Beyond Earth Q: Why this game, now?

David McDonough: The easy answer is that we love science fiction, and the opportunity to do a Civilization-style game set in the future was a rich and enticing challenge. Of course, this isn’t the first time it's been done. Our fans adored Alpha Centauri – we grew up with that game and we love it a lot too – and they’ve been pleading with Firaxis to make another one for coming on 15 years now. We’ve never been able to do it, but at this particular juncture, the timing and all the various circumstances falling into place, we finally had the opportunity to say, ‘Yes, now’s the time,’ so we took it.

Q: Can you speak generally to the role of leaders in Beyond Earth?

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:22:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/features/g53d5c32edaa3f/Meet-Hutama-leader-of-Polystralia-in-Civilization-Beyond-Earth/?utm_source=rss Article#1153370
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments gameplay trailer A man of many disguises, Sherlock Holmes reveals some of his skills, talents, abilities, and mustaches in Crimes & Punishments’ first gameplay-centric video from Focus Home Interactive.

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Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham – Comic-Con 2014 trailer The latest Lego Batman 3 trailer, direct from Comic-Con 2014.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:30:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g53d595e7353f3/Lego-Batman-3-Beyond-Gotham-Comic-Con-2014-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1153350
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – The Bright Lord Story trailer Discover one of the most important characters in Middle-earth history and uncover the mystery behind the power of the wraith in Shadow of Mordor.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:21:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g53d5921c7f639/Middle-earth-Shadow-of-Mordor-The-Bright-Lord-Story-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1153330
Adventure Time: Secret of the Nameless Kingdom – Comic-Con 2014 trailer Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom will release on PC, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 this November.

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Tekken 7 – Comic-Con 2014 trailer The latest Tekken 7 trailer unveils the storyline of the game, as well as a new key character of the series, Kazumi Mishima.

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BioWare announces new horror game with short teaser A new trailer from BioWare suggests that the Dragon Age and Mass Effect developer is working on a horror game.

The teaser is called “You’ve Been Chosen”, but according to IGN the actual file name of the video on YouTube is “Shadow Realms”.

It features the following description text: “The time is near / They are watching / Your power is rising / Cologne, Germany / You’ve Been Chosen”, which suggests more will be revealed at Gamescom next month.

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Battlefield Hardline's story involves a framed cop going rogue to clear his name The singleplayer campaign in Battlefield Hardline concerns a cop who is framed for a crime he didn’t commit, and his journey through the criminal underworld to clear his name.

As reported by Polygon, the story was detailed by narrative consultant Wendy Calhoun (Nashville, Justified) at Comic-Con 2014.

"We start off with the narrative of two cops who are good cops, and one really wants to prove himself," Calhoun explained.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity – BTS of Rob Zombie’s French Revolution trailer Go behind the scenes with famed musician and Master of Horror Rob Zombie and The Walking Dead co-creator Tony Moore as they explain the development of their latest animated short which reimagines the dark and violent history behind The French Revolution, the upcoming setting for Assassin’s Creed Unity. Watch in-depth interviews with the creators as they provide an inside look into each part of the development process, from the initial concept to the finished feature film.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:46:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g53d573237899a/Assassin-s-Creed-Unity-BTS-of-Rob-Zombie-s-French-Revolution-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1153280
Assassin’s Creed Unity - Rob Zombie’s French Revolution trailer Assassin’s Creed Unity teams up with famed musician and Master of Horror Rob Zombie to depict the chaotic and brutal events behind the French Revolution. Illustrated by The Walking Dead co-creator, Tony Moore, this animated short brings to life the gory details, bloody battles, and terrifying events of the revolution.

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g53d56f33c2036/Assassin-s-Creed-Unity---Rob-Zombie-s-French-Revolution-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1153270
The Walking Dead will return for a third season The Walking Dead will be back for a third season, Telltale Games president Kevin Bruner and comic creator Robert Kirkman confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con.

The fourth of the game’s five second season episodes was released last week.

There was no mention of story details or a release date for season three.

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Evolve hands-on Evolve excites us for a number of reasons, and not the least because it's a new intellectual property (gasp!) bringing fresh thinking to the blunted multiplayer shooter scene – or at the very outside executing superbly on ripe thinking. Everyone in gaming has been talking about asymmetric multiplayer for a few years now but for whatever reason no one has truly delivered. Evolve looks like it's it, the long-awaited killer app.

The premise is simple: four player-controlled hunters set out to trap and kill one player-controlled monster, but as the game progresses and the monster evolves, the power dynamic shifts. Prey becomes predator. Achieving that shift so subtly is a marvel of gameplay balancing, and the result is water-cooler moments in every round. We played it yesterday over a LAN which, unsurprisingly, is the optimal way to experience Evolve.

In February, we looked at the first four hunters and the Goliath monster, a brutish fire-breathing beast in the tradition of King Kong. Yesterday, we played the Kraken, a monster clearly inspired by deep sea creatures, HP Lovecraft's Cthulu mythology, and at least one designer's repressed misgivings about female anatomy.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:53:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/previews/g53d198b263563/Evolve-hands-on/?utm_source=rss Article#1153200
Far Cry 4 – Nepal BTS Part One video Go behind the scenes with the research that went into building Far Cry 4’s open-world Kyrat for the next-generation. In this first video, the development team explains what motivated the trip and what they expected to see.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:48:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g53d1c03cb84b6/Far-Cry-4-Nepal-BTS-Part-One-video/?utm_source=rss Article#1153240
Alien: Isolation - The Cast of Alien video The latest Insider Video sees the crew from the Alien film reveal further details of Alien: Isolation.

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Wider variety of female bodies coming to LoL, says Riot League of Legends will soon feature a wider selection of female champion body types, claims Riot Games.

Speaking at Comic-Con (as reported by Polygon), League of Legends producer Omar Kendall answered a fan question about female diversity in the game, stating that Riot was investigating "new strategies for what our champions look like".

"It's something that we're paying a lot more attention to now and you'll see that soon," he said.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:42:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g53d1a72d9482b/Wider-variety-of-female-bodies-coming-to-LoL-says-Riot/?utm_source=rss Article#1153230
Gratuitous Space Battles is getting a sequel with some "very sexy" new features Top-down space strategy title Gratuitous Space Battles is getting a sequel, developer Positech Games announced today.

The Democracy studio said that Gratuitous Space Battles 2 features an entirely re-written custom engine, vastly better visual effects, a much-improved GUI, Steam achievements, mod support, and “some very sexy undisclosed new features”.

“The game is especially targeting gamers with multiple monitor setups who enjoy ridiculously over the top space battles, but the engine should comfortable scale down to much older PC’s too,” said Positech.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:24:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53d1a3a9bd582/Gratuitous-Space-Battles-is-getting-a-sequel-with-some-very-sexy-new-features/?utm_source=rss Article#1153220
Nintendo details Bayonetta 2's co-op mode Nintendo has given some details on how Bayonetta 2's multiplayer mode will function.

As reported by Siliconera, the game’s co-op mode, called “Tag Climax”, can be played with a friend, a stranger, or an AI partner, and is a wave survival mode that also features boss battles.

At the start of each round, players will be able to bet Halos (the game’s currency) on who will end the round with the most points.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:08:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/wiiu/news/g53d19f0dd4756/Nintendo-details-Bayonetta-2s-co-op-mode/?utm_source=rss Article#1153210
Destiny beta now open to almost everyone Got FOMO over the Destiny beta? Well prepare to get un-FOMO’d, as it is now open to (almost) everybody.

There is one catch – you’ll need Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus. Oh, and a console.

It looks like the beta is being opened up to stress test the servers.

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Trine Enchanted Edition trailer Trine Enchanted Edition is a remake of the original Trine, built using the Trine 2 engine.

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Halo: Nightfall – First Look trailer Halo: Nightfall introduces a pivotal new character, Jameson Locke, a legendary manhunter and agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), Earth’s most powerful and secretive military branch. When he and his team are caught in a horrific biological attack, they unravel a plot that draws them to an ancient, hellish artifact, where they will be forced to fight for their survival, question everything, and ultimately choose between their loyalties and their lives. Taking place between the events of Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians, Halo: Nightfall is Locke’s origin story which will lend insight and understanding into the character he becomes in Halo 5: Guardians.

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Sony settles PSN outage class-action, but denies wrongdoing Sony has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit that stems from the weeks-long outage of PlayStation Network in 2011, but it continues to deny that the data of its users was vulnerable.

"A proposed settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuits arising from the April 2011 criminal cyber-attacks on the PlayStation Network, Qriocity, and Sony Online Entertainment services," a Sony representative told Polygon.

"Information regarding the proposed settlement, which is subject to final approval by the Court, is available in the settlement agreement and other documents filed with the Court.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:56:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53d180287e214/Sony-settles-PSN-outage-class-action-but-denies-wrongdoing/?utm_source=rss Article#1153160
Random Access Memories: Renegade Renegade was a true pioneer. The very first 3D beat-‘em-up to hit arcades in the West, it wowed gamers not only with its y-axis movement, but also with enemies that could take more than a single hit before crumpling to the ground. Sometimes they’d even get back up for more, just like real life!

Released into arcades in the US and Europe in 1986, Renegade’s influence was immediate and long-lasting. It moved fighting games away from the tournament settings of 2D titles like The Way of the Exploding Fist and Yie Ar Kung-Fu and into the streets, where players took the role of vigilantes, beating down scumbags and rescuing kidnapped girlfriends.

It was also the catalyst for a 3D brawler explosion that would see the genre prominently feature in arcades for the next half-decade, with most of its descendants adopting its punch/jump/kick button layout, boss-per-level structure, side-scrolling format, and poorly-implemented environmental interactions.

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Let's Play: Renegade Matt has a quick play through classic Taito-developed 1986 brawler Renegade.

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Majestic Nights - teaser trailer This is Majestic Nights: an isometric Role-Playing Game of conspiracies and investigation inspired by the totally over-the-top aesthetic of the best and worst of the 1980's. Think Miami Vice meets The X Files.

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Grid Autosport – Best of British DLC trailer The 'Best of British' car pack features three vehicles, each engineered and produced in the UK. It's available now on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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Velvet Sundown trailer Velvet Sundown is a social multiplayer role-playing game, taking place on a luxury yacht cruising the waters of a fictitious Caribbean state of Balbonia. Embark on a journey full of conspiracies, trickery and secrets where you can never tell a friend from foe.

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Risen 3: Titan Lords – Back to The Roots feature video A new featurette from Piranha Bytes shows how the studio is taking the best bits from the Gothic and Risen series' to make Risen 3 the best experience possible.

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Far Cry 4's hero "not the white saviour, not the dudebro" Ubisoft is looking to improve on Far Cry 3’s oft-criticised script, says one of its writers.

Writer C.J. Kershner told Polygon, "We were aware of the discussions happening about Far Cry 3. People identified some problems.

"Our protagonist is not the white saviour, not the dudebro," added Kershner, who previously worked on the script for Homefront.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:38:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g53d04560061d8/Far-Cry-4s-hero-not-the-white-saviour-not-the-dudebro/?utm_source=rss Article#1153110
WildStar – DevSpeak: Sabotage video The latest WildStar drop from Carbine Studios is made for PvP players, and provides multiplayer action never before seen in the game. Featuring mounts, airstrikes and "a ridiculous amount of explosives", Sabotage is a new game mode that players can access starting at level 30 and takes place in a massive new 15 vs. 15 battleground, Daggerstone Pass.

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Assassin's Creed Unity – Experience Trailer #1: New Engine, New Gameplay Assassin's Creed Unity Creative Director Alex Amancio walks us through the features of the all-new Anvil engine and highlights some of the technology he and the rest of the development team used to make Assassin's Creed Unity a true next-gen experience.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:42:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g53d03531d5cb5/Assassins-Creed-Unity-Experience-Trailer-1-New-Engine-New-Gameplay/?utm_source=rss Article#1153080
An analogue stick has been added to the Steam Controller It looks like Valve has added an analogue stick to its Steam Controller.

As spotted by Facepunch user DevinWatson, the latest update for digital distribution client Steam includes a new picture of the controller at the following location:

[Steam directory]\tenfoot\resource\images\library\alpha_conroller_l
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:11:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53d032754eea2/An-analogue-stick-has-been-added-to-the-Steam-Controller/?utm_source=rss Article#1153070
Dungeon Defenders Eternity gameplay trailer According to Trendy Entertainment, Dungeon Defenders Eternity is the definitive version of its tower defense action-RPG. Its out now for PC, Mac, Linux, and NVIDIA Tegra Android devices.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:44:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g53d02ae49c8ca/Dungeon-Defenders-Eternity-gameplay-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1153060
The Uncharted movie has a release date but no Drake The Uncharted film will release on June 10, Sony has announced.

The Hollywood Reporter states that Uncharted: Drake's Fortune will fill the space left by the delay of Amazing Spider-Man 3, which is now slated for a 2018 release.

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune’s screenplay is being written by David Guggenheim (Safe House, Stolen), and will be directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief).

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53d028ee5682b/The-Uncharted-movie-has-a-release-date-but-no-Drake/?utm_source=rss Article#1153050
CounterSpy launch trailer Combining the spy mythology and bold aesthetics of the 1950s and 1960s and set during the Cold War, CounterSpy focuses on the rogue third spy agency, C.O.U.N.T.E.R, that keeps the world's super powers at bay. Just as each side of the ongoing conflict gets close to unleashing a blow of earthshaking proportions, C.O.U.N.T.E.R. jumps into action, stealthily sabotaging their dastardly plans and deceptively maintaining world peace.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:19:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g53d025a119970/CounterSpy-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1153040
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris to arrive late this year Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris will be available to download from December 9 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC, publisher Square Enix has announced.

The isometric action-adventure title is a sequel to the excellent Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.

It sees Lara travel to Egypt to defeat the evil god Set. To do so, she must join forces with rival archaeologist Carter Bell, along with imprisoned gods Horus and Isis.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:55:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53d020b04b1c7/Lara-Croft-and-the-Temple-of-Osiris-to-arrive-late-this-year/?utm_source=rss Article#1153030
Ratchet & Clank Trilogy review [i]Ratchet & Clank Trilogy[/i] is a largely successful port of the much-loved action platformer. Looking on them in 2014, though, the flaws are more apparent, and the a couple of design decisions don't translate to the Vita all that well.

Ratchet & Clank Trilogy is the latest in a long, respectable line of Playstation stalwarts ported to and revamped for the PS Vita, joining God of War, Jak and Daxter, Metal Gear Solid, Flower, and a deep well of PSOne Classics. The steady trickle of old standards back to storefronts is a boon for players looking to revisit old favourites or explore games they missed the first time around (assuming they were even alive – kids born around the time the first Ratchet & Clank was released will be 12 now).

But this steady trickle, this great excavation of recent games history, serves another purpose. It lets us revisit these games with fresh eyes. We can shine a light on the old canon, see if it still holds up. In the case of Ratchet & Clank Trilogy, it's holding up pretty well. But the cracks are showing.

We can still say Ratchet & Clank’s foundations are strong, though. Its faithful adherence to the fundamentals of the modern 3D platformer and mechanics with their roots Super Mario 64 makes it feel similarly timeless, and the weapons system remains diverse and almost ahead of its time (even if Armed and Dangerous was only two years off). But its most interesting feature is still its level design.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:05:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/psvita/reviews/g53cf16ffad74b/Ratchet-Clank-Trilogy-review/?utm_source=rss Article#1153020
Areal campaign pulled by Kickstarter after clearing funding goal Areal, the game pitched as "the definitive spiritual successor to the cult hit S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series" has been suspended from Kickstarter.

The crowdfunding effort was halted by Kickstarter with just two days remaining, and just after clearing its funding goal. No money will be taken from backers.

Kickstarter doesn't disclose why it suspends campaigns, but its terms of use outline a plethora of possible scenarios that can get a project pulled, including misrepresentation and self-pledging – both of which developer West Games has been accused of.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:04:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53cf0687373cb/Areal-campaign-pulled-by-Kickstarter-after-clearing-funding-goal/?utm_source=rss Article#1153010