Gameplanet New Zealand Latest updates from Gameplanet - New Zealand's #1 destination for gamers. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:22:38 +1300 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.3 (http://framework.zend.com) http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/ contact@gameplanet.co.nz (Gameplanet) Gameplanet Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare – Legends of the Lawn trailer Grow your legend in the outlandish new PvZ Garden Warfare update, Legends of the Lawn. Complete with a slew of new Character Variants, the tasty new Taco Bandits game mode, and a bountiful offering of customisations and consumables, your cultivated heroics will soon be the stuff of legend.

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Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:22:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g542c6d7f27d35/Plants-vs.-Zombies-Garden-Warfare-Legends-of-the-Lawn-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1160260
Free update adds character variants and a new game mode to PvZ: Garden Warfare A large free update is bringing new character variants and a new game mode coming to Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare this week.

The Legends of the Lawn update introduces seven character variants to the multiplayer third-person shooter: Golf Star, Centurion, Paleontologist, Chomp Thing, Alien Flower, Jade Cactus, and Sanitation Expert.

The variants aren’t just visually distinct, each has unique abilities to bring to the battle.

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Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:21:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g542c6fd894e94/Free-update-adds-character-variants-and-a-new-game-mode-to-PvZ-Garden-Warfare/?utm_source=rss Article#1160270
MXGP – PS4 trailer MXGP on PS4 includes 18 tracks, of which 4 are brand new: Italy – Arco di Trento; Bulgaria – Sevlievo; Czech Republic – Loket; Europe – Lierop.

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Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:56:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g542c69f70f6d5/MXGP-PS4-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1160250
Heroes of the Storm – Anub'arak trailer Heroes of the Storm proudly presents the Traitor King, Anub'arak.

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Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:50:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g542c679e74ab7/Heroes-of-the-Storm-Anubarak-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1160230
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax full trailer The ultimate tag team returns to present another super-heated battle. New characters have entered the arena. The fight moves outside the TV...to the real world!

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Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:49:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g542c67b846ee5/Persona-4-Arena-Ultimax-full-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1160240
The PS4 isn't the only console that's getting DayZ DayZ won’t be a PlayStation 4 console exclusive, the game’s creator Dean Hall says.

Hall took the stage at Gamescom in August to announce that a PlayStation 4 version of the multiplayer sandbox survival title was on the way.

However, last week he told Eurogamer that DayZ is definitely going to be a multi-platform title.

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Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:01:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g542c5d933b320/The-PS4-isnt-the-only-console-thats-getting-DayZ/?utm_source=rss Article#1160200
Wednesday Briefing: Uncharted, Deus Ex, Battlefield Hardline, and much more The game engine that powers Stoic’s excellent RPG The Banner Saga has been licensed out to Skyshine Games for RPG Bedlam (pictured above), a turn-based strategy game with rogue-like elements that is seeking funds on Kickstarter right now.

If you have burned yourself out on Cookie Clicker, try Clicker Heroes, a ridiculously polished one-button browser-based RPG that features bosses, levelling-up, party management, and more.

Sledgehammer Games’ co-founder Glen Schofield says that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will have a longer single-player campaign than the last few games in the series.

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:27:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g542b5518624df/Wednesday-Briefing-Uncharted-Deus-Ex-Battlefield-Hardline-and-much-more/?utm_source=rss Article#1160140
An Aussie moon rises in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Q: Borderlands and Borderlands 2 were both developed at Gearbox. How did 2K Australia come to develop Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel?

Jono Pelling: It was kind of organic. We’d finished up on BioShock Infinite, and we were figuring out what we were going to do next. Gearbox was keen to make more Borderlands, people started talking to each other, and we got the idea to do something for it – thinking about what that might be. It was a conversation and collaboration between Gearbox, 2K headquarters, and us. It was very much an emergent idea.

Q: The game is set between the original Borderlands and its sequel, Borderlands 2. Was that an idea that was brought to you, or was that an idea that you developed internally and pitched to others?

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:26:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-360/features/g542b5f7201176/An-Aussie-moon-rises-in-Borderlands-The-Pre-Sequel/?utm_source=rss Article#1160180
A full Hearthstone expansion is in development The first full expansion to Blizzard's digital collectible card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will add a huge number of new cards.

Speaking with Polygon, production director Jason Chayes said Blizzard will "mix it up" in the first expansion.

"It will have a lot more cards. We’re talking about more than 100. We are going to have a central theme for how that will all fit together. That’ll be the next thing coming up."

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:14:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g542b70edec24c/A-full-Hearthstone-expansion-is-in-development/?utm_source=rss Article#1160190
Win Driveclub on PS4 DRIVE TOGETHER
WIN TOGETHER

To celebrate the launch of Driveclub, Gameplanet has four copies of the game, plus a steelcase to give away!

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:10:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/competitions/g5429e24f06540/Win-Driveclub-on-PS4/?utm_source=rss Article#1159950
Cities: Skylines – Creation trailer From zoning to building, from utilities to beautification, and from taxation to outreach, players of Cities: Skylines will have total control in endless sandbox gameplay across massive maps – all with extensive built-in mod support. Vast backdrops and maps provide players with countless ways to improve and expand their cities, building from humble beginnings up to beautiful, cloud-hugging structures and unique architectural marvels.

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:41:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g542b5ab5d5371/Cities-Skylines-Creation-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1160170
Futuridium EP Deluxe launch trailer In this fast-paced retro shoot'em up with a modern twist, you are a lone starship pilot who gets lost in a dimensional loop just before a big space battle. With a limited and constantly depleting energy bar, your only hope is to fly as fast as possible over enormous space dreadnoughts and destroy all the cyan power cubes, replenishing your energy tank and revealing the dreadnought's power core, which must be destroyed to move on to the next ship. You have no power-ups and limited control over your speed, so you can only count on your reflexes, your dual lasers, the nimbleness of you starship and the ability to turn 180 degrees on the spot for survival.

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:00:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g542b5a3945623/Futuridium-EP-Deluxe-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1160160
TinyKeep full trailer In TinyKeep, players will embrace the role of a hopeless prisoner held deep in a forgotten dungeon who one day wakes up to find themselves mysteriously released. Their savior is nowhere to be seen, but the cell door is broken and ajar, tempting them with the sweet scent of freedom. With nothing but a flickering lantern and a strange letter left behind by their in-mate, they must venture into the darkness and escape TinyKeep!

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:51:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g542b2de431f87/TinyKeep-full-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1160110
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Making Of Episode 1 dev diary “A Look behind the Shadow.” Watch this 7-episode series on the making of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Follow the team's journey from the very beginning and see what it's like to develop a game set in one of the most beloved fantasy worlds.

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:33:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g542b286a461fd/Middle-earth-Shadow-of-Mordor-Making-Of-Episode-1-dev-diary/?utm_source=rss Article#1160070
Crimes & Punishments launch trailer In Crimes & Punishments, become Sherlock Holmes and use your impressive talents as a detective to solve six thrilling and varied cases: murders, missing persons, spectacular thefts and numerous investigations that sometimes lead you into the realms of the fantastic.

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:21:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g542b2bfd9cd91/Crimes-Punishments-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1160100
Shape Up – Quest trailer Turn your workout into a crazy epic Quest! Each 4-week program will allow you to select a specific goal focusing on full-body muscle building or cardio. Your heart will be pumping and your muscles will be burning – but you will love it! Available November 2014 on Xbox One.

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:32:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g542b2f3de3d69/Shape-Up-Quest-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1160130
Vane – TGS teaser trailer A recurring dream a thousand years old. A land shut off from the world by walls of sand. A glimmering power enslaving the ones within. Vane is an open-world adventure game based on mystery and exploration currently in development by Friend & Foe for the PC and every other platform we can get our hands on. This is an early teaser of gameplay footage from TGS 2014.

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:27:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g542b2e4465560/Vane-TGS-teaser-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1160120
Outland co-op trailer This video focuses on the fast paced online co-op that allows adventurers to join forces with their friends.

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:19:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g542b2906202c7/Outland-co-op-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1160080
Dragon Age: Inquisition character creation trailer A first look at the Dragon Age: Inquisition character creation tool.

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:13:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g542b262120d70/Dragon-Age-Inquisition-character-creation-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1160040
Until Dawn – EGX Gameplay video 10 minutes of gameplay from EGX in London.

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:11:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g542b2a7020b1c/Until-Dawn-EGX-Gameplay-video/?utm_source=rss Article#1160090
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor launch trailer Talion, a Ranger of the Black Gates, is slaughtered alongside his family but then resurrected by the powerful Wraith, Celebrimbor. The two will face the might of Sauron’s Army and Black Captains with the aid of unexpected allies, ultimately confronting The Dark Lord himself.

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:03:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g542b2695bf4fa/Middle-earth-Shadow-of-Mordor-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1160060
F1 2014 features trailer The new video for F1 2014 captures the intense competition that only Formula One can provide, as the world’s greatest drivers push motorsport's most advanced and exciting cars to their very limits. The wide-ranging rule changes for the 2014 season, including dramatic new turbocharged cars and striking new aerodynamics, plus new and returning circuits, have led to some of the most exciting competition in years and a title race that is too close to call.

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:59:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g542b265553226/F1-2014-features-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1160050
Kiwi ARPG Path of Exile crosses the seven million player mark Critically-acclaimed action-RPG Path of Exile’s second expansion and Taiwan release have pushed its registered players total to well over seven million, developer Grinding Gear Games has announced.

One million of those players are in Taiwan, and registered within a month of the game’s launch there, far exceeding the expectations of Asian publisher Garena Online.

"Prior to launching Path of Exile, we had no idea that Taiwan was such a large gaming market," said Grinding Gear Games managing director Chris Wilson.

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:59:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g542874c7bda05/Kiwi-ARPG-Path-of-Exile-crosses-the-seven-million-player-mark/?utm_source=rss Article#1159770
Retailer Green Man Gaming is now a games publisher as well Digital game retailer Green Man Gaming has launched its own PC publishing label, Green Man Loaded.

The London-based company is the second-largest digital games retailer in the world behind Steam.

The first Green Man Loaded (GML)-backed games will be announced soon, and will be sold across all major distribution channels, not just via the Green Man Gaming store.

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:53:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g542b17960687c/Retailer-Green-Man-Gaming-is-now-a-games-publisher-as-well/?utm_source=rss Article#1160030
Tetris is getting a live-action "sci-fi epic" movie adaptation There is a Tetris movie on the way. Yes, really.

The block-stacking puzzle title is getting a live-action feature-length "sci-fi epic" adaptation, The Tetris Company announced today.

The film is being developed by Threshold Entertainment, the studio behind the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie.

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:21:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g542b10bf635a2/Tetris-is-getting-a-live-action-sci-fi-epic-movie-adaptation/?utm_source=rss Article#1160020
COD: Advanced Warfare preorders 50% down on COD: Ghosts – analyst Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare preorders are 50 percent behind those of last year’s Ghosts, according to a market research firm.

That puts preorders a whopping 80 percent behind those of 2012’s Black Ops II.

“We believe that the preorders need to accelerate significantly over the next few weeks, or else the evidence for meaningfully weaker performance by Advanced Warfare vs. Ghosts will, in our opinion, become too strong to rationalise,” said Cowen and Company analyst Doug Cruetz.

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:54:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g542b0a82bfb3e/COD-Advanced-Warfare-preorders-50-down-on-COD-Ghosts-analyst/?utm_source=rss Article#1160010
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes review If you can handle the rough and ready and are focused squarely on making your own content, there’s something in here for you. If not, ignore [i]Infinity 2.0[/i] and hope Avalanche iron out the kinks for next year’s release.

Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (AKA Infinity 2.0) proclaims its legacy and sales pitch right there in the title, and it’s a good thing too. After last year’s middling debut, the evergreen and ever-expanding company needed to step up with this latest iteration if it was to be a serious challenger for best toy/game combo of them all. This is especially true given Nintendo is entering the fray later this year with its Amiibo products.

The stars of Infinity 2.0 are the Avengers, and expansion sets available out of the gate include scenarios based around Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as one focussed on the exploits of everyone’s favourite web slinger, Spider-Man.

Placing one of your real-world Disney Infinity toys on the included ‘Infinity Base’ makes that character appear in the game, and you then have full control over their arsenal of moves. Infinity features an action-RPG style levelling system through which players can choose how each and every one of their plastic pals develop, and any progression is stored in the toy itself for easy transportation between games and consoles, which is neat.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:08:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/reviews/g542a22db535a9/Disney-Infinity-Marvel-Super-Heroes-review/?utm_source=rss Article#1160000
Screamride preview trailer Larry Hryb, Xbox Live's Major Nelson, sits down with Screamride executive producer Jorg Neumann to discuss how Frontier Developments is bringing action, thrills, and screams to the rollercoaster genre.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:14:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g542a0f309a764/Screamride-preview-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1159990
The Evil Within – Every Last Bullet trailer Learn the basics of surviving as Detective Sebastian Castellanos in Bethesda's new video, Every Last Bullet. The Evil Within releases on October 16 on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:48:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g542a0b6ee0023/The-Evil-Within-Every-Last-Bullet-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1159980
Van Helsing II: Complete Pack launch trailer The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II is a real-time ARPG filled with fierce and demonic battles, memorable characters, and a refreshingly unique story loosely based on Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:25:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g5429d575aca0d/Van-Helsing-II-Complete-Pack-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1159930
Side-scrolling skater OlliOlli is getting a shiny sequel A sequel to tricky skateboarding side-scroller OlliOlli is coming to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita next year, Roll7 has announced.

OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood will run on a new engine and feature an expanded combo system, a more powerful level editor, and new art, said Roll7’s Simon Bennett.

The game will also feature a new split-screen local multiplayer mode for up to four called Combo Rush that pits players against each other and the clock.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:07:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5429e5c584d8f/Side-scrolling-skater-OlliOlli-is-getting-a-shiny-sequel/?utm_source=rss Article#1159960
Danganronpa 2 review Building off Super Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc's absurdist murder mystery base, Danganronpa 2 marries the series' strong crime-solving mechanics with a bizarre, hilarious dayglo nightmare well beyond the craziness of the original.

There's an adage along the lines of 'you shouldn't say in ten words what you can say in one'. As a writer, it's a good way to test your work: is your exposition clear and brief? Does the action keep a good pace? How's your dialogue's rhythm?

I wish whoever localised Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair had run that test (it definitely sounds and reads like the fault is with translators pushing for 'fidelity' - the way the script avoids contractions is evidence enough). Characters regularly repeat themselves; trials double back to drive home things that have already been established; tutorials are verbose and difficult to follow. Take a look at exhibit A, perpetually-frustrated protagonist Hajime Hinata. He has a habit of repeating what others say. His self-pitying internal monologues get caught in ruts, almost like he's thinking in mantras. At one point, he stands in front of a red door and asks himself "Is this the door?" three times. In a row.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:28:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/psvita/reviews/g5429d4a389bae/Danganronpa-2-review/?utm_source=rss Article#1159910
First-person survival horror Phantasmal wins NZ$25K KiwiGameStarter comp Procedurally-generated survival horror Phantasmal taken out the top prize in the New Zealand Game Developer Association’s KiwiGameStarter competition.

The other finalists from a field of 18 were FrogShark's local multiplayer brawler Swordy and sci-fi racer Vector 36 by Red River Studio.

The competition was put together to give a boost to a team who are already developing a product and business plan, said NZGDA chairperson Ben Kenobi at its launch in August.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:25:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g542912c759209/First-person-survival-horror-Phantasmal-wins-NZ-25K-KiwiGameStarter-comp/?utm_source=rss Article#1159840
Fenix Rage launch trailer New action-platformer Fenix Rage promises tough-as-nails frenetic gameplay. Watch Fenix navigate through daunting higher-level worlds, fight ghastly bosses, perform acrobatic moves, and more. Fenix Rage on Steam Available Now: http://store.steampowered.com/app/294460/

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:06:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g5429d53f1a820/Fenix-Rage-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1159920
Amplitude HD gameplay first look dev diary Creative lead Ryan Lesser demos Amplitude HD, which was funded on Kickstarter to the tune of US$844K back in May.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:02:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g5429d6d9cda69/Amplitude-HD-gameplay-first-look-dev-diary/?utm_source=rss Article#1159940
The Legend of Korra – BTS trailer Platinum Games producer Atsushi Kurooka chats about creating The Legend of Korra video game in this Behind the Scenes video.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:50:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g5429d22530a2c/The-Legend-of-Korra-BTS-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1159890
Toy Soldiers: War Chest – Hero Focus trailer Producer Josh Mast talks hero customisation in War Chest.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:49:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g5429d28036731/Toy-Soldiers-War-Chest-Hero-Focus-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1159900
Viking Squad is a Castle Crashers-style roguelike coming to PC and PS4 Viking Squad is a co-op roguelike brawler that’s coming to Windows PC, Mac, and PlayStation 4 next year.

A PlayStation Vita version is also a possibility, according to developer Slick Entertainment.

In Viking Squad, players choose from four Vikings, each with their own special weapon and move set, and then go on a voyage across the sea at the behest of a vicious Jarl to raid neighbouring enemies. All going well they return home with loot, level up, and do it all again.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:56:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5429c483523f5/Viking-Squad-is-a-Castle-Crashers-style-roguelike-coming-to-PC-and-PS4/?utm_source=rss Article#1159870
Viking Squad announce trailer Viking Squad is a lane-based brawler where you and your friends fight your way out from under the maniacal rule of the village Jarl. Along the way you will encounter strange new foes, gather powerful weapons and liberate strange new gods in an ever-expanding pantheon of plunder!

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:48:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g5429c56685045/Viking-Squad-announce-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1159880
Another open-world Kickstarter grad is having funding trouble Developer Nerd Kingdom has laid off half its workforce after rejecting a round of funding for crowdfunded open-world RPG TUG.

According to a post on the game’s Kickstarter page, the funding was rejected as it would have seen the studio relinquish ownership of the game.

"The deal that would have gone through would have lost us all control and ownership and we are not huge fans of being owned by investors like this," the company wrote.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:17:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5429be60d4aa4/Another-open-world-Kickstarter-grad-is-having-funding-trouble/?utm_source=rss Article#1159860
Rumour: Assassin’s Creed Rogue is coming to PC Assassin’s Creed Rogue could be coming to PC as well as Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Last week, NeoGAF user prudislav posted what he or she claims is a screenshot of Uplay showing an entry for a PC version.

Following that, NeoGAF user BakkaGames posted a screenshot he or she claimed was an entry for the game on the Brazillian Classification Board website.

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:46:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-360/news/g5429b6fe3368a/Rumour-Assassin-s-Creed-Rogue-is-coming-to-PC/?utm_source=rss Article#1159850
Wasteland 2 review In Wasteland 2, InXile has a classical RPG that will vindicate its early supporters on Kickstarter.

When you live in the post-nuclear-apocalyptic wasteland of Arizona, life is tough. Most of the trappings of civilisation are gone; violence is rife; rabbits are now large, angry carnivores (thanks for that, radiation). It’s hard to keep it together. So when two towns nominally under your protection as are simultaneously attacked, you know you have to make a hard call: as you can only save one, which one will you choose? Oh, by the way, one of the towns produces most of the food the wastelanders eat, and the other one produces most of the water they drink. Pick.

Welcome to Kickstarter success story Wasteland 2, inXile’s 20-plus-years-later sequel to the original seminal RPG. The game demands players make these tough choices as a member of the Desert Rangers, a group that the delightfully throwback opening cinematic (live video! Actors in costumes!) explains is essentially the last pseudo military/law enforcement agency remaining after The Bomb, striving to protect what’s left.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:04:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/reviews/g5428d8487444d/Wasteland-2-review/?utm_source=rss Article#1159820
Game thefts and unwanted booth babes mar an otherwise successful Digital Nationz Game and gadget expo Digital Nationz went extremely well despite a theft and a rule-breaking exhibitor, says event manager Peter Hall.

Hall said he was really happy with the content side of things, but the theft of two Virtual Boy games from the History of Gaming exhibit and the appearance of booth babes on Saturday had his blood boiling.

The theft from the exhibit – the contents of which were provided by private collectors – was “absolutely despicable…atrocious”, said Hall.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:01:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5428e6d870490/Game-thefts-and-unwanted-booth-babes-mar-an-otherwise-successful-Digital-Nationz/?utm_source=rss Article#1159830
We'd like your recommendations for Gameplanet's Steam Curator page If you love PC games as much as we do, you'll probably already know that Steam has launched a new feature called Steam Curators. The new platform enables gamers to see recommendations on the Steam Store from publications and individuals whose opinions they trust.

At Gameplanet we've been reviewing games for more than 14 years, so we know a thing or two about what makes a good game. On our Steam Curator page our writers will be sharing their personal recommendations on everything from niche indie games to AAA blockbusters.

But we'd also love to hear about your favourite games on Steam, so that we can share those with our wider community too.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:03:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5428cc4b88236/Wed-like-your-recommendations-for-Gameplanets-Steam-Curator-page/?utm_source=rss Article#1159810
Former Darksiders devs set up new studio Airship Syndicate A number of former high ranking Vigil developers have come together to form a new independent studio.

Joe Madureira, Ryan Stefanelli and others have formed Airship Syndicate, and announced that the studio is already working on a game prototype.

Speaking with Game Informer, Stefanelli said that when Darksiders developer Vigil didn't get picked up in the auction of bankrupt publisher THQ's assets, he join Crytek USA to work on Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:51:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5428b886eafd9/Former-Darksiders-devs-set-up-new-studio-Airship-Syndicate/?utm_source=rss Article#1159800
Bayonetta 2 tanks in Japan Bayonetta's Wii U-exclusive sequel is out now in Japan, but selling very poorly.

Bayonetta 2 for Wii U has sold just 28,825 copies in its first week, reports Dengeki Online.

By comparison, the original Bayonetta was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and sold more than 200,000 copies in its first week.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:11:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/wiiu/news/g5428b1aaab747/Bayonetta-2-tanks-in-Japan/?utm_source=rss Article#1159790
Bug reveals future Destiny content - report A number of Destiny players are reporting a bug that reveals a slate of upcoming content for the game.

Following the most recent patch for the shared world shooter, some Destiny players have reported seeing unusual content that they're unable to access.

All the content revealed by the bug has been compiled on Reddit.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:59:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/news/g54289d69dace0/Bug-reveals-future-Destiny-content---report/?utm_source=rss Article#1159780
Assassin's Creed: Rogue – Templar vs Assassin trailer What does it mean to be a Templar? How does it feel to shed those familiar Assassin robes? And what is it about the Templar cause that’s so appealing to a man like Shay Cormac? Ubiblog lobs some softballs to producer Ivan Balabanov.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:36:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-360/videos/g54286ebb75906/Assassins-Creed-Rogue-Templar-vs-Assassin-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1159760
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – Diamond Dog trailer The second Phantom Pain trailer from this month's TGS introduces Snake's one-eyed canine companion.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:34:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/videos/g54286808cd369/Metal-Gear-Solid-V-The-Phantom-Pain-Diamond-Dog-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1159740
Assassin's Creed: Unity upgrade systems detailed Ubisoft has detailed the extensive new customisation options available in Assassin's Creed: Unity via a new trailer.

The game features upgradable skills across four major categories: Melee, Stealth, Health, and Ranged Weaponry. Each contains bonuses for both regular and co-operative play.

There are some familiar upgrades, but also some new ones such as the Assassin Cache skill, which sees one player create a chest full of supplies for everyone.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:14:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g54286b993a373/Assassins-Creed-Unity-upgrade-systems-detailed/?utm_source=rss Article#1159750