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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Free Zomboss update adds a new map, characters, and more to Garden Warfare

Free Zomboss update adds a new map, characters, and more to Garden Warfare

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare is getting a second piece of free DLC this week.

The Zomboss Down pack takes the game to the Wild West with a new map, eight new playable characters, over 200 customisation items, an increased level cap from 20 to 30 for each character, and all-new challenges.

The new characters include Archeologist Zombie, the Wrestling Star Zombie, the Law Pea, and the Sun Pharaoh.

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RedLynx back to the drawing board with Trials online modes

RedLynx back to the drawing board with Trials online modes

Trials Fusion is out tomorrow on console, but the game’s competitive online mode won’t be available for a few months, says Ubisoft.

An Ubisoft spokesperson told Gamesbeat that players generally avoided the four-player online races in Trials Evolution, so developer RedLynx wanted to take some extra time to come up with something different.

“Trials Fusion will support a type of online multiplayer experience as, based on the metrics from Trials Evolution, RedLynx saw that online multiplayer wasn’t a popular feature among players,” said the spokesperson.

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Trials Fusion on Xbox One needs a patch to hit 900p

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Trials Fusion on Xbox One needs a patch to hit 900p

The Xbox One version of Trials Fusion will require a patch to raise its resolution to 900p, Ubisoft has confirmed.

The publisher told Eurogamer that without the patch, the game will run at 800p and 60 frames per second.

By contrast, the PlayStation 4 version runs at a native 1080p 60 frames per second, no patching necessary.

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

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

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

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

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

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Watch Dogs and Shadow of Mordor recommended PC specs revealed

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Watch Dogs and Shadow of Mordor recommended PC specs revealed

The PC specifications for upcoming open-world action adventure Watch Dogs have been revealed via the game’s just-launched Steam page.

The page also details the game’s pre-order bonus pack which features an outfit and a weapon perk that reduces recoil.

There's also a Deluxe Digital Edition, which includes three extra missions totalling 55 minutes, as well as some costumes and perks.

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

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

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

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

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

The most recent core Rock Band was 2010's Rock Band 3, although the downloadable Rock Band Blitz came out in 2012.

The last Dance Central game was 2012's Dance Central 3.

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Borderlands 2 hits Vita next month, includes six DLC packs

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Borderlands 2 hits Vita next month, includes six DLC packs

Borderlands 2 is coming to the PS Vita next month, Sony has announced.

The Vita port is being handled by Iron Galaxy Studios, and will ship with six add-on packs built-in: Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty, Mr. Torgue’s Campaign of Carnage, the Psycho and Mechromancer Character Classes, the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 1, and the Collector’s Edition pack.

It supports Cross Save, so those who have played the game on PlayStation 3 can pick up where they left off using their Vita.

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ANZ Champs take top 5 spot at 2014 Call of Duty Championship

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ANZ Champs take top 5 spot at 2014 Call of Duty Championship

An Australian Call of Duty foursome is returning home from Los Angeles AU$75,000 richer after taking 5th place in the global 2014 Call of Duty Championship.

The Trident T1 Dotters were underdogs going into the tournament but caught the attention of the eSports community - who redubbed them "Koala Duty" - when they beat the top ranked team in their bracket, Faze.

Trident were the only international team in the top six, with all other finalists coming from North America.

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Free Zomboss update adds a new map, characters, and more to Garden Warfare
Free Zomboss update adds a new map, characters, and more to Garden Warfare
NEWS PvZ goes Wild West.
360, XO
Action: Third-Person
RedLynx back to the drawing board with Trials online modes
RedLynx back to the drawing board with Trials online modes
NEWS Coming for free in a few months.
PC, 360, XO, PS4
Trials Fusion on Xbox One needs a patch to hit 900p
Trials Fusion on Xbox One needs a patch to hit 900p
NEWS PS4 is full HD, of course.
PC, 360, XO, PS4
9
On-disc debate keeps DLC characters out of Dragon Age: Inquisition
On-disc debate keeps DLC characters out of Dragon Age: Inquisition
NEWS Nine party members total.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
16
Harmonix on Rock Band and Dance Central: "We have grand plans to bring back both"
Harmonix on Rock Band and Dance Central: "We have grand plans to bring back both"
NEWS New-gen versions under consideration.
360, PS3, Wii, DS
Motion Control: Kinect
1
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! confirmed, no plans for new-gen versions
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! confirmed, no plans for new-gen versions
NEWS New characters, oxygen and low gravity mechanics.
PC, 360, PS3
7
Borderlands 2 hits Vita next month, includes six DLC packs
Borderlands 2 hits Vita next month, includes six DLC packs
NEWS Bring your PS3 save over.
PC, 360, PS3, Vita
Action: First-Person
1
Watch Dogs and Shadow of Mordor recommended PC specs revealed
Watch Dogs and Shadow of Mordor recommended PC specs revealed
NEWS Read and weep?
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
1
ANZ Champs take top 5 spot at 2014 Call of Duty Championship
ANZ Champs take top 5 spot at 2014 Call of Duty Championship
NEWS "Koala Duty" take home $75,000.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, WiiU
Action: First-Person
1
Third episode of The Wolf Among Us coming next week
Third episode of The Wolf Among Us coming next week
NEWS Promises "a shocking revelation".
PC, 360, PS3, Mac
Adventure
Tropico 5 gets a release date, eight new screens
Tropico 5 gets a release date, eight new screens
NEWS Get ready to mismanage your country.
PC, 360, PS4, Mac
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor now has a release date
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor now has a release date
NEWS And a second screen app.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
2
New Xbox boss promises biggest E3 content line-up in years
New Xbox boss promises biggest E3 content line-up in years
NEWS But don't they always?
360, XO
9
Could Blood Dragon III Vietnam War 2 actually be a thing?
Could Blood Dragon III Vietnam War 2 actually be a thing?
NEWS Fingers crossed!
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
25
Hitman: Absolution and Deadlight are Microsoft's April Games With Gold offerings
Hitman: Absolution and Deadlight are Microsoft's April Games With Gold offerings
NEWS Yes, no.
360
1
Alien: Isolation mostly comes out in October - mostly
Alien: Isolation mostly comes out in October - mostly
NEWS Actually, entirely.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
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Notch “pouty”, “bratty and petty” for cancelling Minecraft VR – Cliff Bleszinski
Notch “pouty”, “bratty and petty” for cancelling Minecraft VR – Cliff Bleszinski
NEWS Nothing but reasonable discussion can result from this.
PC, 360, XO
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Dead Space is free on EA's Origin service until May 9
Dead Space is free on EA's Origin service until May 9
NEWS Download and it's yours to be petrified by.
PC, 360, PS3, Xbox
Re-Release
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Wolfenstein: The New Order gets May release date
Wolfenstein: The New Order gets May release date
NEWS Pre-order for Doom beta access.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
Minecraft creator abandons Oculus on news of Facebook buyout
Minecraft creator abandons Oculus on news of Facebook buyout
NEWS "Facebook creeps me out," says Persson.
PC, 360, XO
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Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC delayed on PC
Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC delayed on PC
NEWS Due to quality concerns.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
Watch this: a fan-made Deus Ex: Human Revolution short film
Watch this: a fan-made Deus Ex: Human Revolution short film
NEWS A day in the life of Adam Jensen.
PC, 360, PS3
Action
Server update debugs and balances Titanfall
Server update debugs and balances Titanfall
NEWS Nerfs.
PC, 360, XO
Guitar Hero, Band Hero, and DJ Hero DLC being taken offline next month
Guitar Hero, Band Hero, and DJ Hero DLC being taken offline next month
NEWS DLC sale to commiserate.
360, PS3, Wii
Arcade
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Titanfall for Xbox 360 slips to April
Titanfall for Xbox 360 slips to April
NEWS Continue standing by, pilots.
PC, 360, XO
Next Battlefield 4 DLC will add shields
Next Battlefield 4 DLC will add shields
NEWS Two-handed, mobile.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
1
South Park: The Stick of Truth sequel a possibility
South Park: The Stick of Truth sequel a possibility
NEWS Lengthy development all worth it.
PC, 360, PS3
RPG: Real Time
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Watch Dogs' story will take 35-40 hours to finish
Watch Dogs' story will take 35-40 hours to finish
NEWS 100 hours for completionists, says creative director.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, WiiU
Action: Third-Person
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Titanfall dev refutes claims cloud processing tech is fake
Titanfall dev refutes claims cloud processing tech is fake
NEWS Points to extraction ships as an example.
PC, 360, XO
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Watch Dogs reclassified in AU due to new scenes containing sexual violence
Watch Dogs reclassified in AU due to new scenes containing sexual violence
NEWS Now R18+.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, WiiU
Action: Third-Person
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