Gameplanet New Zealand Latest updates from Gameplanet - New Zealand's #1 destination for gamers. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:56:28 +1300 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.3 (http://framework.zend.com) http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/ contact@gameplanet.co.nz (Gameplanet) Gameplanet Valve tweaks Early Access dev guidelines to protect players Valve has tacitly acknowledged that some unethical practices and unclear communication by developers using its Steam Early Access service have burned unsuspecting customers.

Early Access was envisioned as a way to invite customers into the development process, fund the final stages of development, and crowdsource feedback. While Early Access has many success stories, some projects inevitably fall over or never materialise, leaving gamers dissatisfied and feeling they're out of pocket.

Overnight, Valve issued an updated set of rules and guidelines to Early Access developers that are designed to better protect the interests of customers.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:23:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g546ebb8525139/Valve-tweaks-Early-Access-dev-guidelines-to-protect-players/?utm_source=rss Article#1165410
Friday Briefing: Shadow of Mordor, GAME OF THE YEAR: 420BLAZEIT, and more Titanfall is getting the Deluxe Edition treatment with a package that will include the base game and all three DLC packs.

A free update that hits Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor today allows players to become Lithariel, the Warrior Commander of the Tribesmen of Nurn. It also adds a Test of Defiance Challenge Mode and a new Epic Rune to the game.

The Crew will go into open beta on new-gen consoles from November 25-27, Ubisoft has announced. The beta limits play to two of the game's five regions and two of the five spec classes (Street and Dirt). The full game launches on December 2 on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:49:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g546eb62868492/Friday-Briefing-Shadow-of-Mordor-GAME-OF-THE-YEAR-420BLAZEIT-and-more/?utm_source=rss Article#1165400
Grand Theft Auto V new-gen review [i]Grand Theft Auto V[/i] for new-gen is without a doubt the best way to experience one of the biggest releases of the last half decade.

Grand Theft Auto is a phenomenon that transcends gaming and captures the cultural zeitgeist even as it gleefully ridicules it. It’s a byword for modern gaming and it has cachet far beyond its engaged audience. It’s an entertainment juggernaut so massive that even faded starlettes desperately attempt to attach themselves to it like coked-up, Hermès-toting remora fish.

The question of whether to buy Grand Theft Auto V again on new-gen might be altogether more difficult to answer

Despite a hugely successful launch in September so close to the new generation of consoles, Grand Theft Auto V remained doggedly – to some disappointingly – last-gen. Grand Theft Auto V’s arrival on new-gen had the air of inevitability to it, but for a game so ubiquitous the question of whether to buy it again on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One might be altogether more difficult to answer.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:10:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/reviews/g546e804521255/Grand-Theft-Auto-V-new-gen-review/?utm_source=rss Article#1165390
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth launch trailer The Persona-users cross time and space to assemble as a new tale unfolds... Persona Q is a dungeon crawler featuring characters from famed RPGs Persona 3 and Persona 4.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:07:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g546e7c4855690/Persona-Q-Shadow-of-the-Labyrinth-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165380
Fractured Space – Early Access trailer Fractured Space – the new team-based space combat title from Edge Case Games – is now available on Steam Early Access.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:48:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g546e7bbf899f6/Fractured-Space-Early-Access-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165370
Isometric ARPG Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms out now The long-awaited sequel to 2005 ARPG Kult: Heretic Kingdoms is out now for Windows PC.

Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms takes place 20 years after the events of Kult, and will be released in two parts: Book I: Devourer of Souls, and Book II: Age of Demons.

The latter is expected to arrive as a free update in about February of next year.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:31:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g546e79022c208/Isometric-ARPG-Shadows-Heretic-Kingdoms-out-now/?utm_source=rss Article#1165360
The Crew – 101 trailer According to Ubisoft, The Crew is the ultimate MMO car-PG experience "where starting your engine ignites an everchanging, action-packed journey of infinite possibilities".

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:29:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g546e6c96ce162/The-Crew-101-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165320
Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms launch trailer Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms comes in two parts. The first one, Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms Book I: Devourer of Souls, is available right now. The second one, Book II: Age of Demons, is coming as a free update, expected in February 2015.

In Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms, you are caught up in a conflict between powerful mages who seek to exploit the power vacuum created by the defeat of a succession of cruel empires. You will play a demon that can devour the souls of the dead – and embody them as Puppets. But are you truly the master of these fallen heroes – or are you merely the servant of darker forces?

Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms is sequel to critically highly acclaimed Kult: Heretic Kingdoms. Bringing you back to the world of Heretic Kingdoms. Fully voiced isometric RPG with deep story, mutliple characters, breathtaking visuals and unique features brings fresh wind into the RPG genre.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:27:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g546e7670774d1/Shadows-Heretic-Kingdoms-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165350
Dragon Age: Inquisition – A Wonderful World launch trailer The battle to save Thedas has begun. Become the Inquisitor and live the adventure shaped by the decisions you make. Can you lead the Inquisition to glory and restore order in a world shrouded in darkness? [i]Dragon Age: Inquisition[/i] will be available from November 20, 2014 in Australia and November 21, 2014 in New Zealand.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:14:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g546e6dd2a6914/Dragon-Age-Inquisition-A-Wonderful-World-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165340
Battlefield 4 – Final Stand gameplay trailer [i]Battlefield 4[/i]’s [i]Final Stand[/i] DLC brings the all-out war to the cold arctic with secret military installations unleashing high-tech prototype weapons and vehicles in four new multiplayer maps. Available on November 18 for Battlefield 4 Premium members and December 2 for all.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:09:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g546e6d5043346/Battlefield-4-Final-Stand-gameplay-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165330
Resident Evil – Producer Walkthrough #2 trailer Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi discusses the enhancement processes found in the 2015 update to [i]Resident Evil[/i].

This time, Hirabayashi-san reveals a special case where a famous area in the game warranted a closer look...

Resident Evil launches early 2015 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and PC!

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:33:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g546e5c0ed60db/Resident-Evil-Producer-Walkthrough-2-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165300
Elite: Dangerous offline mode dropped, refunds offered Frontier Developments is offering refunds to those who pre-ordered Elite: Dangerous, following complaints over the removal of the game’s offline mode.

Last week, Frontier announced that the game’s online aspects were so fundamental to the game’s core experience that it would now be an online-only title.

"The work needed to deliver a rich online nature of the game diverged from the requirements of a fully offline game," said Frontier founder David Braben at the time.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:13:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g546e670f68c7d/Elite-Dangerous-offline-mode-dropped-refunds-offered/?utm_source=rss Article#1165310
Lords of the Fallen – The Look dev diary What does Lords of the Fallen look like? What separates it from other action-RPGs? Join Deck13 and CI Games to learn more about how the game came to look like it does today.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:23:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g546e506bf059f/Lords-of-the-Fallen-The-Look-dev-diary/?utm_source=rss Article#1165290
Bladestorm: Nightmare announcement trailer Bladestorm: Nightmare is a remake of 2007 strategy title Bladestorm: The Hundred Years War.

The player takes the role of a mercenary and chooses to fight either for England or for France in missions inspired by real events and battles of the era dubbed 'the Hundred Years War' (1337-1453).

Revisiting one of the lengthiest and most politically unstable periods in European history, Omega Force has developed this title in a way that allows the player to assume command of different kinds of army units, while it also offers them the opportunity to develop their own unique character, increase their fame, gold, and army and complete various missions irrespective of sides and loyalty.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:42:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g546e4f9b28037/Bladestorm-Nightmare-announcement-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165280
Game of Thrones teaser trailer Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series is a new six part episodic game series set in the world of HBO's groundbreaking TV show.

This new story tells of House Forrester, a noble family from the north of Westeros, loyal to the Starks of Winterfell. Caught up in the events surrounding the War of the Five Kings, they are thrown into a maelstrom of bloody warfare, revenge, intrigue, and horror as they fight to survive while the seven kingdoms tear themselves apart.

You will take on the role of different members of the Forrester household, and determine their fate through the choices you make; your actions and decisions will change the story around you.

Developed by the creators of the award-winning The Walking Dead – A Telltale Games Series, and The Wolf Among Us
Meet and interact with characters from HBO’s hit TV show
Visit King’s Landing, The Wall and other familiar locations
Feel what it is like to play the Game of Thrones, where you win... or you die

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:09:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g546e4583e0025/Game-of-Thrones-teaser-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165250
Game of Thrones to feature HBO cast, first trailer released Telltale Games' Game of Thrones adaptation will feature some of the HBO show’s main cast members, the developer announced today.

The studio also released the first teaser trailer for the game.

"Today we can announce that some cast members of the series will reprise their roles in the game," said Telltale.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:07:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g546e494503826/Game-of-Thrones-to-feature-HBO-cast-first-trailer-released/?utm_source=rss Article#1165270
Destiny: The Dark Below – Opening Cinematic trailer The opening cinematic for upcoming Destiny DLC expansion The Dark Below has leaked.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:53:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/videos/g546e3b5cb2304/Destiny-The-Dark-Below-Opening-Cinematic-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165240
Destiny's The Dark Below opening cinematic leaks The cinematic intro for upcoming Destiny expansion The Dark Below has been posted on YouTube.

The cinematic was posted by YouTube user Mr Jester6598, who couldn’t explain the clip’s origin.

“I cannot explain how to get access to this video on the game as it was due to an error that I was able to see this,” reads the video’s description.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:52:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/news/g546e4640a7969/Destinys-The-Dark-Below-opening-cinematic-leaks/?utm_source=rss Article#1165260
WWE 2K15 launch trailer The next generation of WWE Games is here! Experience intense rivalries in 2K Showcase, go from NXT to to WWE World Heavyweight Champion in the all-new MyCareer mode, and take creations to another level with the innovative Superstar Studio! WWE 2K15 – so real, you'll feel it!

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:36:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g546d4107492fa/WWE-2K15-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165210
Far Cry 4 – Arena Master trailer Collect animals and mercenary fighters for your own personal arena and send them to battle against other Far Cry 4 players for fame and fortune. Far Cry 4 Arena Master can be linked directly to your Far Cry 4 console or PC game, allowing you to share your arena progress and send custom Far Cry 4 arena challenges to your friends.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:34:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g546d41512751c/Far-Cry-4-Arena-Master-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165220
Far Cry 4 – CGI launch trailer In Far Cry 4 you’ll play as Ajay Ghale, travelling to Kyrat to fulfill your mother’s dying wish. You end up in a middle of a devastating civil war between the Golden Path rebellion and the self-proclamed King of Kyrat : Pagan Min. Explore this vast open world where danger and unpredictability lurk at every corner.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:33:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g546d4189e3e86/Far-Cry-4-CGI-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165230
Games with in-app purchases no longer listed as "Free" on iTunes Apple has updated its App Store so that games with in-app purchases are no longer listed as "Free".

If a game includes in-app purchases, the download button on the App Store now says "Get" instead of "Free".

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:20:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g546d409b6a741/Games-with-in-app-purchases-no-longer-listed-as-Free-on-iTunes/?utm_source=rss Article#1165200
Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault live action trailer The Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault standalone campaign places you in the heart of the Battle of the Bulge, arguably the greatest American battle of World War II. Watch the action-packed launch trailer and witness the courageous US forces respond to a surprise attack under heavy fire.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:00:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g546d3ad157d92/Company-of-Heroes-2-Ardennes-Assault-live-action-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165190
Company of Heroes 2 standalone expansion Ardennes Assault out now Standalone expansion Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault is available now for Windows PC, Sega has announced.

Ardennes Assault is based on the Battle of the Bulge, and features 18 new scenarios, three companies, customisation, and a new meta-map system.

“This all-new feature to the series adds an extra layer of non-linear strategy and tactical planning to an already deep and challenging RTS experience and allows players to plot their own way through the campaign, adding a huge amount of variety and replayability,” said Sega.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:58:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g546d3a958bc12/Company-of-Heroes-2-standalone-expansion-Ardennes-Assault-out-now/?utm_source=rss Article#1165180
Oort Online – Steam Early Access trailer Introducing Oort Online, a new sandbox MMO game from Wonderstruck. Explore a vast universe of connected worlds. Build an empire with friends, and defend it against your enemies. Make your mark in Oort Online. All footage captured from the Early Access build of the game and World Builder (available in Oort Online: Collector's Edition).

Available now on Steam Early Access.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:28:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g546d1f84a5e88/Oort-Online-Steam-Early-Access-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165140
Huge sandbox MMO Oort Online hits Steam Early Access A game claiming to be the world's biggest sandbox has just hit Steam Early Access.

Oort Online is a Minecraft-style MMO in development at UK-based studio Wonderstruck, whose members include former Lionhead, PlayStation, and Criterion veterans.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:24:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g546d33e359611/Huge-sandbox-MMO-Oort-Online-hits-Steam-Early-Access/?utm_source=rss Article#1165170
Gaming isn't ready for virtual reality says Borderlands, GTA publisher Despite the hype surrounding Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus, the gaming world isn't ready for virtual reality yet, reckons Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick.

Zelnick, whose company publishes the Borderlands, Grand Theft Auto, and NBA 2K series, told Bloomberg TV that the time for virtual reality gaming has not yet come.

"Part of it is we need to see how the headsets roll out and how we can best deliver an experience. We are concerned. We don’t want people getting nauseated, said Zelnick "And also, having had the experience, I’m not sure how long you want an immersive headset on your head."

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:46:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g546d2801cd776/Gaming-isnt-ready-for-virtual-reality-says-Borderlands-GTA-publisher/?utm_source=rss Article#1165160
Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom launch trailer In Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom, players take on the persona of Finn (the human) with help from his best bro Jake (the shape-shifting dog) as they navigate through the eponymous kingdom - a mysterious unexplored region in the Land of Ooo. They will discover hidden secrets by exploring all corners of a new kingdom created exclusively for the game and encounter familiar and never-seen-before Adventure Time characters and creatures.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:01:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g546d1ec8e1511/Adventure-Time-The-Secret-of-the-Nameless-Kingdom-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165130
Warlords of Draenor sees subscriptions jump back up to 10 million Subscriptions to World of Warcraft have shot back up on the strength of the Warlords of Draenor launch.

There are now more than 10 million active subscriptions to the MMO. In June, the subscriber base had slipped to 6.8 million.

Blizzard has sold through more than 3.3 million copies of Warlords of Draenor since its release last week.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:00:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g546d1fe78805a/Warlords-of-Draenor-sees-subscriptions-jump-back-up-to-10-million/?utm_source=rss Article#1165150
Gunship X announce trailer Danger and death are plaguing the ground. Innocent people run for their lives. It's time for you to step in and do something about it. Dispense destruction from the skies and obliterate the enemy. Coming to PS4 and PS Vita in 2015.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:57:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g546d1e6cbaa90/Gunship-X-announce-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165120
Bug Report: Far Cry 4, AC: Unity, GTA Online, and more Depressingly, there have been enough games released recently with game-breaking bugs that we must run a summary story detailing the state of each lest our home page be overrun with bad news.

So, without further ado...

Far Cry 4:

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:07:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g546d13fa0c143/Bug-Report-Far-Cry-4-AC-Unity-GTA-Online-and-more/?utm_source=rss Article#1165110
Gamers queuing for GTA V midnight launch robbed at gunpoint Armed robbers have held up a GameStop and its customers who were queuing for the midnight launch of Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

At around 9.30pm Monday, local time, three masked men entered the Texan store and held everyone at gunpoint, reports the ABC. The criminals tasered one customer then took everyone's money and phones, and cleaned out the store's cash register.

A store clerk was able to place a tracking device in the bag with the cash, but it appears the crooks found and disposed of it shortly after fleeing the scene.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:03:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/news/g546d12cbe1964/Gamers-queuing-for-GTA-V-midnight-launch-robbed-at-gunpoint/?utm_source=rss Article#1165100
Far Cry 4 pirates out themselves over missing FOV slider Some people are complaining that the PC version of Far Cry 4 doesn’t feature a field of view slider, but there’s actually a good reason the option isn’t there.

As per Ubisoft Montreal creative director Alex Hutchinson:

The slider is in the game’s day one patch, and so isn’t available to pirates.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:37:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g546cff199a068/Far-Cry-4-pirates-out-themselves-over-missing-FOV-slider/?utm_source=rss Article#1165090
Wednesday Briefing: Just Cause 3, Destiny, Massive Chalice, Battlefield 4, and more Ping Zero 46 is happening this weekend at The Trusts Arena in Auckland. There will be nine tournaments including Battlefield 4, CS:GO, League of Legends, and DOTA2, Wreckfest, Quake Live, Hearthstone, Trackmania 2, and Trials Fusion, as well as lots of prizes. "Join 150 other people in NZ's longest running LAN Party" says the organiser. See the official website for more details.

AuckLAN is running a Free-for-All event from November 28-30 @ Techvana in Auckland. There will be seven tournaments including DOTA2, Hearthstone, League of Legends, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and Call of Duty: Ghosts. The event is R18 as it is BYO drinks, and tickets are $35. For more information see the AuckLAN website and Facebook page.

Just Cause 3 will not feature multiplayer at launch, but it might be added in sometime down the line. "We don't expect the fans to make the multiplayer for Just Cause 3, but at some point you have to make a choice on where your focus is,” Avalanche Studios co-founder Christofer Sundberg told Game Informer.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:38:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g546bff362b97b/Wednesday-Briefing-Just-Cause-3-Destiny-Massive-Chalice-Battlefield-4-and-more/?utm_source=rss Article#1165080
In France, the controversy over Assassin's Creed Unity is its dodgy history Assassin's Creed Unity has been lambasted in many corners of the English-language press for its technical deficiencies, but in its native French press, developer Ubisoft has been attacked over the game's historical inaccuracies.

Assassin's Creed Unity is set in Paris during the French Revolution, a critical moment in modern European history characterised in popular culture by mass beheadings via guillotine.

Former French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon described the game to Le Figaro as "propaganda against the people, the people who are [portrayed as] barbarians, bloodthirsty savages."

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:02:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/news/g546bf83bb5041/In-France-the-controversy-over-Assassins-Creed-Unity-is-its-dodgy-history/?utm_source=rss Article#1165070
"Obscene" Dragon Age: Inquisition pulled in India Electronic Arts has pulled Dragon Age: Inquisition from store shelves in India due to the country's obscenity laws.

Dragon Age: Inquisition allows players to engage in same-gender relationships if they choose, and it was initially believed that this was the so-called "obscene" content in question.

Indian TV station NDTV reported that the game's local distributor, Milestone Entertainment, pulled the game due to its same-sex relationships.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:38:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g546be1b0efc84/Obscene-Dragon-Age-Inquisition-pulled-in-India/?utm_source=rss Article#1165060
Rollers of the Realm launch trailer Persevere through the hands of tyranny; use your brains, your reflexes, and your balls in this medieval RPG pinball game.

Imagined and brought to life by indie developer Phantom Compass, Rollers of the Realm is set in an era of medieval lands, corrupt kings, and castles of yore with a twist: bounce on and attack enemies as a pinball! Your characters are the balls—meeting new characters will unlock new sets of equipment and abilities.

Follow the story of the young Rogue and her Dog in this fully-voiced RPG that’s brimming with live environments and interactive puzzles. Get more coins as the Rogue, deal more damage as the Knight, and heal your party as the Healer. Switch between any of the 10 characters, take ball form, and strike!

Rollers of the Realm is out now on PC, and is coming to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on November 26.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:51:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g546bd1e5bf0b8/Rollers-of-the-Realm-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165050
Distant Star: Revenant Fleet alpha trailer Distant Star: Revenant Fleet is a real-time, space-strategy game for PC, featuring fleet-based combat, a dynamically generated galaxy, and an evolving narrative that is different every time.

Vote for the game on Steam Greenlight

Alpha Access

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:33:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g546bd10041e23/Distant-Star-Revenant-Fleet-alpha-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165040
Blitzkrieg III – Word from the Front 3 trailer In Blitzkrieg III’s third weekly digest, developer Nival shows off the game’s destructible environments.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:14:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g546bcca0140c3/Blitzkrieg-III-Word-from-the-Front-3-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165030
WoW players get free game time to compensate for Warlords launch woes Blizzard has apologised for the server stability issues that hampered the launch of World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, and announced plans to make it up to players with five free days of game time for all active subscriptions created on or before November 15, 2014, NZDT.

“The first two days of the expansion were not a great experience, with many of you facing high queues or significant gameplay problems,” wrote J. Allen Brack on Battle.net. “We worked around the clock to tackle the demand issues and technical challenges, and fortunately things started looking better on Saturday.

“While millions of you were able to get in and play over the weekend, with many already reaching level 100, others still ran into very lengthy queues, particularly on the highest-population realms.”

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:38:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g546bc8b1bdfbc/WoW-players-get-free-game-time-to-compensate-for-Warlords-launch-woes/?utm_source=rss Article#1165020
Mordheim: City of the Damned gameplay trailer Mordheim: City of the Damned, Rogue Factor's turn-based tactical-RPG adaptation of Games Workshop’s tabletop game Mordheim set in the Warhammer world, is about to enter Early Access.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:53:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g546bb3e561b1c/Mordheim-City-of-the-Damned-gameplay-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1164960
Sneaky Sneaky launch trailer Sneak through the shadows, dash to cover, pick your moment and strike! Unleash your inner thief in this strategic stealth adventure.

Out now on Steam.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:45:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g546bbc2e56f99/Sneaky-Sneaky-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165000
Merchants of Kaidan launch trailer Regain your riches, restore your honor and punish those who have wronged you.

Merchants of Kaidan is a challenging trading game fused with lots of RPG elements. You start very humble, one cart, a purse of gold and silver coins is all that you have. Your task is to roam the world and search of opportunities to score some profit. Buy low, sell high - a merchant's motto is easy to grasp. And yet the job is harder than it seems.

A good merchant needs to know everything about the market, he is always on the lookout for a deal, always listening, always engaging and deepening his knowledge. He knows what forces influence the prices, what events affect them. A good merchant listens to rumours and gossips spread by travelers at inns and taverns; hoping for a clue, a hint where to go, where a good deal awaits. A good merchant surrounds himself with specialists smarter than him, people who help him maximize profits and minimize losses. He always expands his fleet of carts, he balances risks, calculates profitability.

Out now on Steam.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:32:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g546bb89d56078/Merchants-of-Kaidan-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1164990
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris – Puzzles 101 dev diary Lara Croft returns in Temple of Osiris, ready to use her brains and brawn to best a gauntlet of new puzzles. In this developer diary, executive producer Scot Amos is joined by lead level designer Jeff Wajcs to discuss the difficult task of perfectly challenging a player.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:27:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g546bb46087a1c/Lara-Croft-and-the-Temple-of-Osiris-Puzzles-101-dev-diary/?utm_source=rss Article#1164970
The Blue Flamingo announce trailer The Blue Flamingo is a small video game built completely with handmade models. The special effects are constructed from filmed firecrackers, and the music and sound affects are created with analog instruments and objects. Shoot your way through intense levels with a swiftly increasing difficulty, in a world completely built with handcrafted models. Invest your score in upgrades, or save it to gain interest with the risk of losing it all. Use your greed wisely to beat your friends and climb up the score table. Out now [url= http://store.steampowered.com/app/302010]on Steam[/url].

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:16:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g546bb4ccc4268/The-Blue-Flamingo-announce-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1164980
Thimbleweed Park – Kickstarter trailer Ron Gilbert & Gary Winnick's Thimbleweed Park 2D Point & Click Adventure Kickstarter.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:19:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g546ba2783b6bc/Thimbleweed-Park-Kickstarter-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1164940
Maniac Mansion creators crowdfunding LucasArts-style adventure Thimbleweed Park Maniac Mansion creators Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick are looking to crowdfund a new point-‘n’-click adventure game in the style of old LucasArts games.

The pair were instrumental in the creation of a number of classic LucasArts games including The Secret of Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure, and Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders.

Thimbleweed Park is a murder mystery the pair are calling “the true spiritual successor to Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island”.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:15:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g546ba84f78cff/Maniac-Mansion-creators-crowdfunding-LucasArts-style-adventure-Thimbleweed-Park/?utm_source=rss Article#1164950
A fix is coming for Grand Theft Auto 5's CE-32937-4 error Rockstar is rushing to patch a bug that is preventing some gamers from playing GTA Online on console.

The bug appears to only be affecting those who haven’t played GTA Online this year, and throws up the following error when they attempt to log in: "No previous Grand theft Auto Online data is associated with your Social Club account."

The bug is also blocking attempts to transfer Grand Theft Auto 5 profiles to new-gen consoles.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:39:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/news/g546b9fbb1bbd4/A-fix-is-coming-for-Grand-Theft-Auto-5s-CE-32937-4-error/?utm_source=rss Article#1164930
Battlefield Hardline: singleplayer hands-on Don’t get me started on self-serious war games. Even the title is oxymoronic. I still get hot under the collar when I think of Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg wondering aloud why Call of Duty isn’t received by critics the same way movies like The Hurt Locker are.

Activision isn’t alone. EA’s Battlefield series is no exception. Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4 both delivered desperately hammy singleplayer campaigns: men and women with thousand yard stares and family portraits tucked into flak jackets, juxtaposed against the kind of dumb, flag-waving mass slaughter that would make Pol Pot shuffle his weight awkwardly.

Unless games can excise overblown bodycount accumulation from the main gameplay loop they’ll never truly be able to tell a meaningful war drama that resonates with a wider public. So leave it to Hollywood.

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:33:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/previews/g546ae17f90f38/Battlefield-Hardline-singleplayer-hands-on/?utm_source=rss Article#1164920
Far Cry 4 – Season Pass trailer Continue your Far Cry 4 adventure with the Far Cry 4 Season Pass. Unlock all upcoming add-on content, including the Escape from Durgesh Prison campaign, the Valley of the Yetis campaign, the five pre-order missions plus weapons, and Overrun – an exclusive PvP mode. Includes an exclusive single player mission only available with the Season Pass.

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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:22:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g546a8006674e1/Far-Cry-4-Season-Pass-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1164900