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GTA Online Heists detailed, coming early next year

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GTA Online Heists detailed, coming early next year

GTA Online’s Heists will go live early next year, says Rockstar Games.

The developer is promising 20 hours of gameplay, along with new weapons, vehicles, and items.

Players will be rewarded for completing all five Heists in order, as well as completing them in the new first-person mode on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

“We never want to have to move a date but if something is delayed, it’s because it’s not at the level we expect of ourselves,” Rockstar lead mission designer Imran Sarwar told IGN.

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Destiny: The Dark Below raid gear buffed

Destiny: The Dark Below raid gear buffed

The gear dropped in Destiny's new raid, Crota's End, will now be more powerful and drop with greater regularity.

Since the release of the first expansion, The Dark Below, many Destiny players have felt that the quality of gear dropped in the new raid - currently the most challenging content in the game - didn't adequately reflect the difficulty of obtaining it.

The hotfix brings Destiny up to 1.1.0.2. Now, "Both existing and future Raid gear obtained in Crota's End now begins at Level 30 with an upgrade path to reach Level 32," said Bungie.

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Shadow of Mordor's Lord of the Hunt story DLC launches

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Shadow of Mordor's Lord of the Hunt story DLC launches

The first story expansion for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is out today on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.

Alongside a new story, Lord of the Hunt brings new nemeses, monsters, missions, challenges, epic runes, and a new character skin to the game.

It also includes Test of the Wild, wherein players face off against Beastmasters and mount their trophies on a leaderboard.

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Destiny's first expansion, The Dark Below, is available now

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Destiny's first expansion, The Dark Below, is available now

Destiny’s first expansion, The Dark Below is now available for download on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4, Activision has announced.

According to the publisher, The Dark Below adds new content to almost every activity in the game.

“Since launch, we’ve made significant real-time improvements to the game based on player feedback, and our first expansion will include the things people want more of in the Destiny universe,” said Bungie COO Pete Parsons.

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Microsoft to publish Rise of the Tomb Raider

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Microsoft to publish Rise of the Tomb Raider

Updated 11/12 9:41am:

Square Enix has somewhat clarified the situation with the following statement to Game Informer:

"Our partnership with Microsoft on Rise of the Tomb Raider does have a duration, but we aren’t discussing those details at this time and are focused on collaborating to deliver a great game on Xbox One and Xbox 360."

Original story 10/12 11:30am:

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GTA V ban "flies in the face of everything that free society's based on"

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GTA V ban "flies in the face of everything that free society's based on"

The president of Rockstar parent company Take-Two Interactive has spoken out against the removal of Grand Theft Auto V from two Australian retailers.

Last week the Australian branches of Target and Kmart removed Grand Theft Auto V from shelves over concerns about acts of violence towards women in the game.

Speaking at the BMO Capital Markets Technology and Digital Media Conference (as reported by Gamespot), Karl Slatoff called the removal “disappointing on many levels”, despite its minimal effect on his company’s bottom line.

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Games industry group responds to the removal of GTA V from retail chains

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Games industry group responds to the removal of GTA V from retail chains

The Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (IGEA) of Australia and New Zealand has spoken out against the decisions of Target and Kmart to remove Grand Theft Auto V from shelves in Australia.

"Over the past few decades videogames have taken their place alongside film, literature and television as a medium capable of entertaining all ages, including the ability to sustain complex and mature themes for an adult audience that rival similar works in other media," said the IGEA.

"As a result, IGEA are surprised by the recent removal of a popular R18+ game from retail shelves given the average age of a gamer in this country is 32. Games should not be treated any differently than books, music, television, or movies that are rated R18+. IGEA’s members are proud of their compliance with the National Classification Scheme and believe that consumers, which includes parents and caregivers, should be allowed to make informed decisions for themselves."

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Sony details timed-exclusive Destiny: The Dark Below content

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Sony details timed-exclusive Destiny: The Dark Below content

Gamers playing Destiny on Xbox platforms will be dealt a short hand when the game's first downloadable expansion, The Dark Below, releases next week.

Bungie and Sony have announced details around two pieces of timed-exclusive content coming to the PlayStation editions of The Dark Below. The first is a Strike on Mars called "The Undying Mind" and the second is an exotic shotgun called The 4th Horseman.

The content will be exclusive to PlayStation until "at least" late next year, said Sony.

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Destiny update buffs exotics, changes upgrade paths, and more

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Destiny update buffs exotics, changes upgrade paths, and more

Bungie has released a patch that tweaks the way Destiny’s exotic weapons perform and are upgraded.

As of update Version 1.1, exotic weapons and armour no longer require Ascendant Energy or Shards to upgrade. Instead, the final upgrade step for all exotic items will now require a new material type, the Exotic Shard.

Exotic Shards can be obtained by dismantling an existing exotic weapon, or by purchasing one from Xur for seven Strange Coins.

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Warface faceplants on Xbox, axe to drop Feb 1

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Warface faceplants on Xbox, axe to drop Feb 1

Not even a year after its launch, the Xbox 360 version of free-to-play FPS Warface is getting the axe.

Support for the game will be scaled back until its closure on February 1 next year, developer Crytek announced on its Facebook page.

“Existing players will still be able to play the game and use any content they have already acquired until the game closure date,” Crytek said.

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The Crew won't repeat the mistakes of AC: Unity – Ubisoft

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The Crew won't repeat the mistakes of AC: Unity – Ubisoft

Ubisoft is confident upcoming ‘car-PG’ The Crew won’t suffer through launch problems the way Assassin’s Creed: Unity has.

Speaking with The Metropolist, lead designer Serkan Hasan said he has total confidence in the stability of the game and its performance, adding that his team “have what it takes to make a successful launch”.

“For The Crew, we’ve reaped the benefits of a long term beta program, designed specifically to push our infrastructure as far as possible in real world situations, with thousands of players from all over the world playing the game at the same time,” said Hasan.

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Target Australia pulls GTA V from shelves following petition

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Target Australia pulls GTA V from shelves following petition

Update 4/12/2014 9:15pm:

Strauss Zelnick, the CEO of Grand Theft Auto V publisher Rockstar's parent company Take-Two Interactive, has issued a statement responding to retailers withdrawing the game from sale in Australia:

“We are disappointed that an Australian retailer has chosen no longer to sell Grand Theft Auto V – a title that has won extraordinary critical acclaim and has been enjoyed by tens of millions of consumers around the world.

“Grand Theft Auto V explores mature themes and content similar to those found in many other popular and groundbreaking entertainment properties. Interactive entertainment is today’s most compelling art form and shares the same creative freedom as books, television, and movies. I stand behind our products, the people who create them, and the consumers who play them.”

News Index


Destiny: The Dark Below raid gear buffed
Destiny: The Dark Below raid gear buffed
NEWS A hotfix.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
Shadow of Mordor's Lord of the Hunt story DLC launches
Shadow of Mordor's Lord of the Hunt story DLC launches
NEWS More meat to carve up.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
1
GTA Online Heists detailed, coming early next year
GTA Online Heists detailed, coming early next year
NEWS Leader chooses gear, foots the bill.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
1
Microsoft to publish Rise of the Tomb Raider
Microsoft to publish Rise of the Tomb Raider
NEWS Exact release situation remains unclear.
360, XO
Action: Third-Person
12
Destiny's first expansion, The Dark Below, is available now
Destiny's first expansion, The Dark Below, is available now
NEWS Includes a new Raid.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
4
GTA V ban "flies in the face of everything that free society's based on"
GTA V ban "flies in the face of everything that free society's based on"
NEWS Take-Two president speaks out.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
12
Games industry group responds to the removal of GTA V from retail chains
Games industry group responds to the removal of GTA V from retail chains
NEWS IGEA "surprised" by Target, Kmart.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
6
Target Australia pulls GTA V from shelves following petition
Target Australia pulls GTA V from shelves following petition
NEWS UPDATED: Take-Two responds.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
12
Sony details timed-exclusive Destiny: The Dark Below content
Sony details timed-exclusive Destiny: The Dark Below content
NEWS A Strike, an exotic shotgun.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
1
Warface faceplants on Xbox, axe to drop Feb 1
Warface faceplants on Xbox, axe to drop Feb 1
NEWS Face first.
PC, 360
6
Destiny update buffs exotics, changes upgrade paths, and more
Destiny update buffs exotics, changes upgrade paths, and more
NEWS Retire that tractor.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
2
The Crew won't repeat the mistakes of AC: Unity – Ubisoft
The Crew won't repeat the mistakes of AC: Unity – Ubisoft
NEWS Place your bets.
PC, 360, XO, PS4
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Ubisoft apologises for Assassin's Creed Unity with free DLC
Ubisoft apologises for Assassin's Creed Unity with free DLC
NEWS Dead Kings for everyone.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
4
Game of Thrones to feature HBO cast, first trailer released
Game of Thrones to feature HBO cast, first trailer released
NEWS Dinklage. Yes.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, iOS, Android
Destiny's The Dark Below opening cinematic leaks
Destiny's The Dark Below opening cinematic leaks
NEWS Watch it here.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
Gamers queuing for GTA V midnight launch robbed at gunpoint
Gamers queuing for GTA V midnight launch robbed at gunpoint
NEWS No one seriously injured.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
6
"Obscene" Dragon Age: Inquisition pulled in India
"Obscene" Dragon Age: Inquisition pulled in India
NEWS Questions arise over sexual content.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
RPG: Action
7
A fix is coming for Grand Theft Auto 5's CE-32937-4 error
A fix is coming for Grand Theft Auto 5's CE-32937-4 error
NEWS Day one patch woes.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
2
First Telltale Game of Thrones screenshots leaked - report
First Telltale Game of Thrones screenshots leaked - report
NEWS Adventure is coming.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, iOS, Android
1
Destiny servers to go offline Friday morning for extended maintenance
Destiny servers to go offline Friday morning for extended maintenance
NEWS In preparation for upcoming content.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
5
Telltale details Game of Thrones' first season
Telltale details Game of Thrones' first season
NEWS Spans seasons 3-5 of the TV show.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, iOS, Android
2
Game of Thrones to feature five playable characters, out soon
Game of Thrones to feature five playable characters, out soon
NEWS House Forrester likely.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, iOS, Android
More GTA V new-gen and PC details announced
More GTA V new-gen and PC details announced
NEWS GTA Online, Heists, and more.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
3
Advanced Warfare dedicated servers questioned following connection problem reports
Advanced Warfare dedicated servers questioned following connection problem reports
NEWS All dedicated, reiterates Sledgehammer.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
7
PS4's Share Play disabled in Advanced Warfare
PS4's Share Play disabled in Advanced Warfare
NEWS #NotAllGames.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
2
Online multiplayer is finally coming to Trials Fusion
Online multiplayer is finally coming to Trials Fusion
NEWS Eight player races possible.
PC, 360, XO, PS4
Bungie relaunches Destiny's Iron Banner event, then immediately takes it down
Bungie relaunches Destiny's Iron Banner event, then immediately takes it down
NEWS Woops.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
1
First-person mode confirmed for Grand Theft Auto V on new-gen and PC
First-person mode confirmed for Grand Theft Auto V on new-gen and PC
NEWS Had to change "pretty much everything".
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
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COD: Advanced Warfare Zombie mode is DLC
COD: Advanced Warfare Zombie mode is DLC
NEWS Exo survival 'takes its place' on disc.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
6
COD: Advanced Warfare preloads give some users trouble
COD: Advanced Warfare preloads give some users trouble
NEWS Companies advise reinstalling.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person