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The Walking Dead will return for a third season

The Walking Dead will return for a third season

The Walking Dead will be back for a third season, Telltale Games president Kevin Bruner and comic creator Robert Kirkman confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con.

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

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

Telltale Games is working on a Game of Thrones title, as well as Tales from the Borderlands. It's probably a safe assumption that The Wolf Among Us will get a second season as well.

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Battlefield Hardline's story involves a framed cop going rogue to clear his name

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Battlefield Hardline's story involves a framed cop going rogue to clear his name

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

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

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

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Destiny beta now open to almost everyone

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Destiny beta now open to almost everyone

Got FOMO over the Destiny beta? Well prepare to get un-FOMO’d, as it is now open to (almost) everybody.

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

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

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Destiny beta is back online a day early

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Destiny beta is back online a day early

The Destiny beta is back up and running a full day early.

It was expected to return tomorrow after a two day maintenance period.

This news means those on Xbox 360 and Xbox One can join those on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 and jam the game for the next five days, as codes were sent out earlier today.

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Forza Horizon 2's first 100 cars revealed

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Forza Horizon 2's first 100 cars revealed

Playground Games has revealed the first 100 cars that will feature in upcoming open world racer Forza Horizon 2.

Just over 200 cars will be included when the game is released on Xbox 360 and Xbox One on September 30.

According to a post on Xbox Wire, all of the cars have been built from the ground up to take full advantage of the power of Xbox One, and include new features like functioning windshield wipers, working headlights and interior lights, and dynamic dirt-mapping.

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The Evil Within is now coming out earlier than expected

The Evil Within is now coming out earlier than expected

Bethesda will release Shinji Mikami's new survival horror game The Evil Within a week earlier than was previously announced.

Speaking at QuakeCon, Bethesda PR and marketing boss Pete Hines said The Evil Within will now be released on October 16 in New Zealand. It had previously been confirmed for October 21.

The change in date will mean The Evil Within is no longer being released on the same day as 2K's Evolve, which is on a hot streak after picking up numerous accolades at E3.

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Battlefield Hardline delayed to 2015

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Battlefield Hardline delayed to 2015

The release of Battlefield Hardline has been pushed to 2015 so the game may be improved and expanded, DICE has announced.

Feedback from the game’s beta got DICE thinking about what else it could put in the game, said studio VP Karl Magnus Troedsson.

“The more we thought about these ideas, the more we knew we had to get them into the game you will all be playing,” he said.

“However, there was only one problem. We would need more time. Time that we didn’t have if we decided to move forward with launching in just a couple of months.

“We decided that the right thing to do was to take more time to ensure Hardline is the best, most innovative Battlefield experience we can give to you, our fans.”

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Dragon Age: Inquisition release delayed six weeks

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Dragon Age: Inquisition release delayed six weeks

The release of Dragon Age: Inquisition has been delayed six weeks in order to give it an extra layer of polish, EA has announced.

Inquisition was due out on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC on October 9, but will now hit on November 21.

“We appreciate the enormous support we’ve received from all of you to get to this point, and while this extra few weeks may not seem like a lot, I know the game you’ll play will be all the better for it,” said executive producer Mark Darrah.

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Destiny will run at 1080p on Xbox One

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Destiny will run at 1080p on Xbox One

Bungie's much anticipated shared-world shooter Destiny will run at 1080p on Xbox One when it releases in September.

However, the game's beta will not run at 1080p, claims fansite Destiny Blog, reporting on an IGN Live segment.

Running Destiny at 1080p on Xbox One has only been made possible after Microsoft released a new software development kit (SDK) that freed up 10 percent more GPU power that was previously reserved for Kinect.

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Visceral makes 10 more changes to Battlefield Hardline

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Visceral makes 10 more changes to Battlefield Hardline

Visceral has compiled a list of 10 changes it has made to Battlefield Hardline based on gamer feedback it received over the course of the beta.

Key changes include longer rounds, fewer explosives and a rebalanced Mechanic class.

Read up on all the changes below.

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Destiny beta is a real beta, not a demo, stresses Bungie

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Destiny beta is a real beta, not a demo, stresses Bungie

Just ahead of the Destiny beta this week, Bungie has reminded players that it is a test, to expect problems and how to report them.

"The Destiny beta is a test. Make no mistake. This isn’t some circus stunt. This is science – and you’re the lab rat," Bungie said on its official blog.

"We’d love to tell you that everything will go according to plan, but that wouldn’t be any fun. That wouldn’t teach us a thing. Even if the beta is working perfectly, one of the alpha-geeks in the operations center is gonna kick it to see if it still works. Fortunately, we’ll be going to great lengths to keep you informed and keep you in the game."

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Bungie reveals extensive Destiny beta content

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Bungie reveals extensive Destiny beta content

The Destiny beta kicks off on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 this weekend. Ahead of the launch, Bungie has gone into some detail as to what players can expect.

Speaking with Eurogamer, Bungie community manager David Dague said those who participated in the alpha will also discover new content.

"In many ways it is the beginning of your Destiny adventure," said Dague. "It has more of the story to experience. We've got more of the Crucible to experience. And obviously there is the exploration of Old Russia."

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Every Destiny beta key yields three download codes

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Every Destiny beta key yields three download codes

Gamers who have pre-ordered Bungie's upcoming shared world shooter Destiny have also been granted access to the beta.

It appears that Bungie has been keeping a pleasant secret: each beta key yields not one but three download keys, meaning players can invite two friends to join them. As Bungie notes, this means you'll have "enough to field a full Fireteam on the console of your choosing!"

The codes will then be emailed to players when the beta goes live.

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Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega sues over his portrayal in Call of Duty

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Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega sues over his portrayal in Call of Duty

Manuel Noriega, the former military dictator of Panama, is suing Activision for using his name and likeness in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

Noriega features in the Suffer With Me level of Black Ops 2. In it, Alex Mason and Frank Woods track and capture Noriega in outer Panama City.

Noriega, 80, was the military dictator of Panama from December 1983 to December 1989, when he was captured by invading US forces and removed to America as a prisoner of war. In the US, he was tried on eight counts drug trafficking, racketeering, and money laundering. Following his sentence in the US, he was extradited to France where he served a further seven years on money laundering charges. He is now serving another 20 years in a Panama jail.

The lawsuit, filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, contends that, "In an effort to increase the popularity and revenue generated by Black Ops 2, defendants used, without authorization or consent, the image and likeness of plaintiff in Black Ops 2.

"Defendants’ use of plaintiff’s image and likeness caused damage to plaintiff. Plaintiff was portrayed as an antagonist and portrayed as the culprit of numerous fictional heinous crimes, creating the false impression that defendants are authorized to use plaintiff’s image and likeness. This caused plaintiffs to receive profits they would not have otherwise received."

News Index


Battlefield Hardline's story involves a framed cop going rogue to clear his name
Battlefield Hardline's story involves a framed cop going rogue to clear his name
NEWS Good cop/bad cop.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
3
The Walking Dead will return for a third season
The Walking Dead will return for a third season
NEWS No surprise there.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, Mac, iOS
Destiny beta now open to almost everyone
Destiny beta now open to almost everyone
NEWS All with PS+ or XBLG, that is.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
4
Destiny beta is back online a day early
Destiny beta is back online a day early
NEWS Xbox gamers are now in.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
1
Forza Horizon 2's first 100 cars revealed
Forza Horizon 2's first 100 cars revealed
NEWS More than 100 still to come.
360, XO
1
Dragon Age: Inquisition release delayed six weeks
Dragon Age: Inquisition release delayed six weeks
NEWS Needs polish.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
14
Battlefield Hardline delayed to 2015
Battlefield Hardline delayed to 2015
NEWS Annual release schedule broken.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
23
The Evil Within is now coming out earlier than expected
The Evil Within is now coming out earlier than expected
NEWS By a week.
PC, 360, PS3
Destiny will run at 1080p on Xbox One
Destiny will run at 1080p on Xbox One
NEWS But probably not during the beta.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
18
Visceral makes 10 more changes to Battlefield Hardline
Visceral makes 10 more changes to Battlefield Hardline
NEWS Longer rounds, Mechanic overhauled.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
24
Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega sues over his portrayal in Call of Duty
Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega sues over his portrayal in Call of Duty
NEWS "Unjust enrichment".
PC, 360, PS3, WiiU
Action: First-Person
4
Bungie reveals extensive Destiny beta content
Bungie reveals extensive Destiny beta content
NEWS On moon wizards.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
5
Destiny beta is a real beta, not a demo, stresses Bungie
Destiny beta is a real beta, not a demo, stresses Bungie
NEWS "This is science – you’re the lab rat."
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
1
Every Destiny beta key yields three download codes
Every Destiny beta key yields three download codes
NEWS Get your fireteam on.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
1
Alien: Isolation DLC not just for pre-orders
Alien: Isolation DLC not just for pre-orders
NEWS You can buy it later.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
4
Get a first look at Alien: Isolation's take on the 1979 movie
Get a first look at Alien: Isolation's take on the 1979 movie
NEWS A pre-order trailer appears.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
1
Alien: Isolation includes 1979 movie cast as pre-order bonus
Alien: Isolation includes 1979 movie cast as pre-order bonus
NEWS Classic missions reimagined.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
10
There are some good deals in the latest Xbox Live sale
There are some good deals in the latest Xbox Live sale
NEWS Dishonored, Skyrim, and many more.
360
Second Mighty No. 9 crowdfunding effort underway
Second Mighty No. 9 crowdfunding effort underway
NEWS For bonus content only.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4, 3DS, Vita, Mac
Destiny beta times confirmed
Destiny beta times confirmed
NEWS Twice as long on PlayStation.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
2
Bethesda on Doom: "We need to prove ourselves all over again"
Bethesda on Doom: "We need to prove ourselves all over again"
NEWS Agreed.
PC, 360
2
Murdered: Soul Suspect studio shuts up shop
Murdered: Soul Suspect studio shuts up shop
NEWS It's over for Airtight Games.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
6
Visceral makes changes to Battlefield Hardline based on beta feedback
Visceral makes changes to Battlefield Hardline based on beta feedback
NEWS Less camera shake, for starters.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Lindsay Lohan sues over Grand Theft Auto V
Lindsay Lohan sues over Grand Theft Auto V
NEWS Claims trashy digital celeb is her likeness.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
16
Dragon Age: Inquisition will feature BioWare's first "fully gay" male party member
Dragon Age: Inquisition will feature BioWare's first "fully gay" male party member
NEWS Hey, progress.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
32
Escape Dead Island is a third-person singleplayer spin-off
Escape Dead Island is a third-person singleplayer spin-off
NEWS Bridges Dead Island 1 and 2.
PC, 360, PS3
MachineGames knows what it wants from a Wolfenstein: The New Order sequel
MachineGames knows what it wants from a Wolfenstein: The New Order sequel
NEWS MechaSatan?
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
1
Games are violent because devs underestimate their audience – Levine
Games are violent because devs underestimate their audience – Levine
NEWS Games are maturing, though.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
9
Anger as Rebellion deactivates "stolen" Sniper Elite 3 keys
Anger as Rebellion deactivates "stolen" Sniper Elite 3 keys
NEWS The fix is in?
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
14
Visceral responds to accusations that Hardline is just a Battlefield 4 expansion
Visceral responds to accusations that Hardline is just a Battlefield 4 expansion
NEWS Beta isn't the full story.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
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