Gameplanet New Zealand Latest updates from Gameplanet - New Zealand's #1 destination for gamers. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:02:33 +1200 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.3 (http://framework.zend.com) http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/ contact@gameplanet.co.nz (Gameplanet) Gameplanet Win a World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor beta invite Warlords of Draenor, the upcoming expansion to World of Warcraft, is now in closed beta, and Gameplanet has 250 beta invitations to give away! To be in to win entry into the World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor beta, simply answer the question below!

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:02:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/competitions/g541b9b76cfca4/Win-a-World-of-Warcraft-Warlords-of-Draenor-beta-invite/?utm_source=rss Article#1158880
Successful Kickstarter Clang gets cancelled Clang, a motion-controlled medieval sword fighting simulator that was successfully crowd-funded through Kickstarter, has been cancelled.

Clang finished its 30 day Kickstarter campaign with US$526,125 (NZ$660,150) from 9,023 backers. Its developer, Subutai Corporation, then sought additional revenue from a publisher, but was unable to find one willing to support the game.

In a final update on Clang's Kickstarter page, project leader, sci-fi author, and would-be game developer Neal Stephenson announced the game's cancellation.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:53:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g541ba780afc96/Successful-Kickstarter-Clang-gets-cancelled/?utm_source=rss Article#1158890
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain - Quiet & Snake trailer Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain trailer displays duo Quiet and Snake.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:26:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-one/videos/g541b85c534e1e/Metal-Gear-Solid-5-The-Phantom-Pain---Quiet-Snake-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1158870
The Crew - Truly Driving Social part 2 trailer Take an in-depth look into what a day in the life of a player can look like in The Crew.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:21:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-one/videos/g541b815eb41bc/The-Crew---Truly-Driving-Social-part-2-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1158820
F1 2014 - Singapore Hot Lap trailer 1 2014 features all the cars, drivers and circuits from the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship, including new tracks in Russia and Austria.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:20:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-3/videos/g541b84e404c5a/F1-2014---Singapore-Hot-Lap-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1158860
Styx: Master of Shadows - Die Harder trailer Clambering up into the rafters and dispatching enemies in some of the many ways previously seen goes only some way to keeping Styx alive, the rest is up to you. In this video, Cyanide fails at doing that.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:18:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/videos/g541b840077113/Styx-Master-of-Shadows---Die-Harder-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1158850
Deep Down - TGS 2014 trailer Deep Down (working title) is powered by Capcom's next-gen engine, Panta Rhei.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:06:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/videos/g541b831c0e1b5/Deep-Down---TGS-2014-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1158840
Final Fantasy XV - TGS 2014 trailer When the peaceful Kingdom of Lucis comes under threat from the militant Niflheim nation. Noctis, the heir to the throne, and his companions are forced into the chaos of war.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:54:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/videos/g541b8288a79e9/Final-Fantasy-XV---TGS-2014-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1158830
Bloodborne - The Hunt Begins trailer Face your fears as you search for answers in the ancient city of Yharnam, now cursed with a strange endemic illness spreading through the streets like wildfire. Danger, death and madness lurk around every corner of this dark and horrific world, and you must discover its darkest secrets in order to survive.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:47:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/videos/g541b7f13e8139/Bloodborne---The-Hunt-Begins-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1158800
Pro Rugby Manager 2015 launch trailer Pro Rugby Manager puts you in the shoes of a manager of a rugby team. Guarantee sporting success on the field and financial success off it.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:40:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g541b80ca4587e/Pro-Rugby-Manager-2015-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1158810
Stables in Warlords of Draenor – an interview with Cory Stockton Q: How early in the planning process did you settle on stables?

Cory Stockton: I would say it was definitely one of our first solid building ideas because we knew we wanted to do something that involved World of Warcraft’s mounts. Mounts are a big part of the game for almost every player, so we knew we wanted to do some sort of building that would enhance mounts in some way, give you the ability to earn mounts, and also the ability to display mounts to other players like a trophy room. So it was one of our stronger concepts from the beginning.

Q: How have stables changed since you first envisioned them?

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:07:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/features/g541b64f78b7ec/Stables-in-Warlords-of-Draenor-an-interview-with-Cory-Stockton/?utm_source=rss Article#1158760
Californian county offers to trade ice cream for violent games, toy guns The people of Marin county, California, have been invited to trade in their toy guns and violent games for ice cream.

The move is a new initiative by Marin county district attorney Ed Berberian, in partnership with Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, and the Center For Domestic Peace.

"As we know domestic violence incidents almost always have children present and these children develop over time imprinted images of the family violence," Berberian said. "These children then carry those experiences into their adult lives and often repeat the pattern of violence in their own family units."

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:34:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g541b79e657b66/Californian-county-offers-to-trade-ice-cream-for-violent-games-toy-guns/?utm_source=rss Article#1158790
Final Fantasy 13 coming to PC next month Final Fantasy XIII will be released on Steam for PC next month on October 8, Square Enix has announced.

The game will cost US$15.99, and those who pre-order now will receive a 10 percent discount.

Final Fantasy XIII for PC will be followed by all others in the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy, which includes Final Fantasy 13-2, and Final Fantasy XIII - Lightning Returns.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:49:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g541b6df7c43ac/Final-Fantasy-13-coming-to-PC-next-month/?utm_source=rss Article#1158780
Destiny sells US$325 million in five days Destiny achieved sales of more than US$325 million to consumers in the five days following its release, says publisher Activision.

Activision reportedly spent US$500m getting Destiny on to shelves. The day after release, the publisher announced that more than US$500m worth of Bungie’s sci-fi shooter had been sold-in to retailers and first-parties (Microsoft and Sony).

On the strength of these sell-through figures, Activision has now declared that Destiny is the best selling new game franchise of all time. The publisher had previously announced that Destiny was the most preordered new franchise of all time.

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:30:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-one/news/g541b6a699cf63/Destiny-sells-US-325-million-in-five-days/?utm_source=rss Article#1158770
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Live Action video A seven-minute film from Corridor Digital, made in association with Warner Bros.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:13:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g541a4c2e20840/Middle-earth-Shadow-of-Mordor-Live-Action-video/?utm_source=rss Article#1158750
NBA 2K15 allows users to scan their own face on to a player 2K today revealed new in-game technology that will enable NBA 2K15 players to scan their own faces into the game.

The new tech only works with new-gen consoles, and requires a PlayStation Camera or Kinect for face capture.

The user scans his or her face in – a process that takes fewer than 30 seconds according to 2K – and can then customise it to their satisfaction before it appears in-game.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:30:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g541a40f92343d/NBA-2K15-allows-users-to-scan-their-own-face-on-to-a-player/?utm_source=rss Article#1158740
NBA 2K15 – The Beard Guru trailer NBA 2K15 presents new face scanning technology for PS4 and Xbox One. Now you can scan yourself into the game. Just make sure you’re putting your best face forward.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:44:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g541a264a50139/NBA-2K15-The-Beard-Guru-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1158730
NBA 2K15 – Your Time Has Come To Facescan trailer In NBA 2K15, we’re introducing our brand new face scan feature to put yourself in the game like never before. This technology doesn’t just match what looks like you, but maps your entire face into small points and creates your features and look. Your time has come to scan. Watch how it works.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:21:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g541a226e5f628/NBA-2K15-Your-Time-Has-Come-To-Facescan-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1158720
The Evil Within – TGS 2014 trailer To celebrate Tokyo Game Show, Bethesda has released a new gameplay trailer for The Evil Within, the upcoming survival horror game from legendary game director Shinji Mikami.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:17:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g541a1eb800adf/The-Evil-Within-TGS-2014-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1158710
Alien: Isolation – Survivor Mode trailer Survivor Mode is all about pitting you, one-on-one, against the universe’s deadliest killer. Against the clock, it’s you versus the creature. With limited resources on each map, you will need to take advantage of everything and anything you can find to complete the objectives that will help you escape.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:47:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g541a1a531f574/Alien-Isolation-Survivor-Mode-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1158700
The FBI is investigating awards show bomb threat, those threatening Anita Sarkeesian This year’s Game Developers Choice Awards went ahead despite a bomb threat related to Anita Sarkeesian’s appearance there, say the show’s organisers.

Speaking with Kotaku, GDCA organisers said that an anonymous person contacting them via email threatened to detonate a bomb at the show’s venue unless an award for feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian was pulled.

"We can confirm that approximately 25 of GDC's organizers received an anonymous email early in the morning of Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 during GDC 2014," the organisers said.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:07:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g541a05ccbb163/The-FBI-is-investigating-awards-show-bomb-threat-those-threatening-Anita-Sarkeesian/?utm_source=rss Article#1158690
Microsoft unveils wired controller for Xbox One and PC Microsoft has unveiled a wired controller that works on both Xbox One and Windows PC.

According to Microsoft, the aptly-named Xbox One Controller + Cable “is the culmination of over 200 prototypes; featuring over 40 awesome innovations, it’s the best PC controller Microsoft has ever produced”.

It functions both as a wired and a wireless controller, and after being plugged in to any USB slot updates automatically.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:31:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-one/news/g5419fdc207bad/Microsoft-unveils-wired-controller-for-Xbox-One-and-PC/?utm_source=rss Article#1158680
Ubisoft might bring Assassin's Creed Rogue to PC Assassin's Creed Rogue might make it on to PC, Ubisoft says.

The game is currently only slated for an Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 release, unlike bigger brother Assassin’s Creed Unity, which is coming to new-gen consoles and PC.

However, speaking in a Uplay Q&A video, Rogue associate producer Karl Von Der Luhe said community feedback has made a PC version a real possibility.

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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:59:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5419f5efe500f/Ubisoft-might-bring-Assassins-Creed-Rogue-to-PC/?utm_source=rss Article#1158670
Phantasmal is a Kiwi survival horror roguelike that needs your money A local developer who left steady employment to make games full-time at age 39 is looking to crowdfund a procedurally-generated survival horror title for PC.

EyeMobi founder Joe Chang put in 14 years of corporate IT work and a stint at his wife’s immigration business before he decided it was finally time to take the plunge and pursue his real passion: video games. “Secretly, it’s all I wanted to do,” he says. By 2012, the now or never moment arrived: “Bugger it, I’m actually going to try and make something from something I like doing.”

That time in IT wasn’t wasted of course: Chang was a software tester and test manager, so his transition from HTML5 games to mobile to PC was smoother than you might expect.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:50:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54191308bf0e8/Phantasmal-is-a-Kiwi-survival-horror-roguelike-that-needs-your-money/?utm_source=rss Article#1158660
Watch Dogs: Bad Blood DLC hands-on What a difference a little personality makes. When Watch Dogs was released some four months ago to a generally warm reception, one of the echoing criticisms was of its flavourless and textureless antihero, Aiden Pearce. He was a character based on an enduring but increasingly unfavoured game design philosophy: outline the hero as lightly as possible so that there’s ample room for the player to inhabit the husk and infuse it with his or her own personality.

The moral dilemmas Aiden faced in Watch Dogs were compelling, and the psychological damage that his pigheaded crusade inflicted on those close to him was confronting in a way few games dare to be. But it’s also difficult to invest in a tight-lipped character whose modus operandi is to be as generic and ambiguous and it’s possible to be.

Enter Raymond ‘T-Bone’ Kenney, one of the few characters in Watch Dogs whose personality felt as three-dimensional as his character model. Clad in denim and topped with dreadlocks and a trucker cap, T-Bone is as comfortable with a welding iron as he is with a keyboard, and in his role the new protagonist of Watch Dogs’ DLC expansion, Bad Blood, he excels.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:17:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/previews/g5418fef9ce0a3/Watch-Dogs-Bad-Blood-DLC-hands-on/?utm_source=rss Article#1158630
Trade Offers removed from FIFA 15's Ultimate Team mode Trade Offers will not be an option in FIFA 15’s Ultimate Team mode, as EA continues to wage war on cheaters in the best-selling football franchise.

In prior versions of the game, Trade Offers allowed users to exchange items directly rather than rely on the game's auction mechanism.

Trade Offers were in the game so players could barter or share items with friends, but the system quickly became the domain of coin sellers.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:08:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g5418d10d550e0/Trade-Offers-removed-from-FIFA-15s-Ultimate-Team-mode/?utm_source=rss Article#1158620
Assassin’s Creed Unity – Co-Op Gameplay trailer In Assassin’s Creed Unity you can play as a melee expert, agile infiltrator, or a silent master of stealth, and join forces with up to three friends to take on a variety of co-op missions. Whether you’re tackling heists or assassinations, you’ll need planning, teamwork, and a combination of your whole team’s complementary skills to succeed, but if you do you’ll be handsomely rewarded.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:09:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g5418c2b7f3006/Assassin-s-Creed-Unity-Co-Op-Gameplay-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1158610
Free update adds two new companions to Divinity: Original Sin Two new companions have been added to Larian Studios’ CRPG Divinity: Original Sin thanks to a free update.

The Bear and the Burglar DLC pack is available for free via Steam or simply by updating the game on GOG, and places two new companions – a ranger and a rogue – in Cyseal, ready to join your party.

Both have unique story arcs, but must be convinced that spending time with you is a good idea.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:58:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g5418c02030ee3/Free-update-adds-two-new-companions-to-Divinity-Original-Sin/?utm_source=rss Article#1158600
Magicka 2 – Karaoke Singalong trailer In celebration of Magicka 2, publisher Paradox Interactive has opened a contest for anyone who wants to sing their own version of this karaoke video. Ambitious and foolhardy songsmiths can grab an instrumental version of the song from the trailer, along with an .mp4 video file with the lyrics. Sing along, create your own karaoke video, and you can win a sweet prize. Full details at http://pdxint.at/magicka2singalong

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:27:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g5418b855c839c/Magicka-2-Karaoke-Singalong-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1158580
Shadow Warrior new-gen trailer Shadow Warrior is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 26.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:19:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/videos/g5418b781b8754/Shadow-Warrior-new-gen-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1158570
Destiny reviews may have seen Bungie miss US$2.5m quality bonus The warm but not volcanic reception Destiny has received might mean that Bungie misses out on a cool US$2.5m “quality bonus”.

A clause in a 2010 contract between Activision and Bungie – which was made public thanks to the legal battle between Activision and Vince Zampella and Jason West – states:

“Activision shall pay to Licensor a quality bonus (the "Quality Bonus") in the amount of Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,500,000) should Destiny Game #1 achieve a rating of at least 90 as determined by gamerankings.com (or equivalent reputable services if gamerankings.com is no longer in sen/ice) as of thirty (30) days following the commercial release of Destiny Game #1 on Xbox 360.”

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:33:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/news/g5418aca818fc1/Destiny-reviews-may-have-seen-Bungie-miss-US-2.5m-quality-bonus/?utm_source=rss Article#1158560
New-gen versions of WWE 2K15 suffer minor delay New-gen versions of wrestling game WWE 2K15 have been delayed a few weeks so extra polish can be applied.

The game launches on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 30, but won’t be out on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 until November 20.

"Visual Concepts and Yuke's are committed to delivering the most authentic and action-packed WWE experience to date, including release for the very first time on next-generation consoles,” said Visual Concepts boss Greg Thomas.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:58:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5418a48639e2e/New-gen-versions-of-WWE-2K15-suffer-minor-delay/?utm_source=rss Article#1158550
SteamWorld Heist is a turn-based non-sequel to SteamWorld Dig SteamWorld Dig developer Image & Form has announced SteamWorld Heist, but don’t call it a sequel.

Where Dig was a platform action-adventure, Heist is a turn-based strategy game that takes place in the same world.

According to Image & Form, SteamWorld Heist is a game about space adventures and survival, wherein players recruit a team of ragtag robots to explore and scavenge the remains of a destroyed world.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:37:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54189f8d42798/SteamWorld-Heist-is-a-turn-based-non-sequel-to-SteamWorld-Dig/?utm_source=rss Article#1158540
Gauntlet hands-on Almost 30 years ago, Gauntlet invaded videogame arcades and established itself as one of the earliest and most important examples of the cooperative hack 'n' slash genre.

Soon, Arrowhead will release its modernised take on the classic, and look at capture a new generation of gamers playing in a very different landscape.

Just as with the original players are able to select one of four classes. There's the powerful tank Warrior, the fast, close combat-focussed Valkyrie, the rapid-fire ranged Elf, and the powerful but fragile Wizard.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:03:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/previews/g5417ca5aecaf0/Gauntlet-hands-on/?utm_source=rss Article#1158520
Hearthstone surpasses 20 million players More than 20 million people have played Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Blizzard has announced.

The publisher made the announcement over Twitter. "Thank you all for joining us in Hearthstone," said Blizzard. "We're going to need a bigger tavern!"

Hearthstone came out of beta on PC and Mac in March. The free-to-play collectible card game is also currently available on iPad.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:05:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g5417d2f3e9d19/Hearthstone-surpasses-20-million-players/?utm_source=rss Article#1158530
Digital Nationz: building a slice of gaming heaven in NZ Last year was an especially memorable one in gaming. A new generation of consoles arrived. PC gaming firmly entrenched itself as a digital-first platform. Grand Theft Auto V breezed past all entertainment challengers to reassert its title as gaming’s sardonic ambassador to the world. Independent development established itself at the forefront of creativity, and virtual reality recaptured the gaming public’s imagination.

As these events began to unfold, a small team surveyed the headlines and took the slightly audacious view in March 2013 that the timing was right for a country the size of New Zealand to have its own specialist gaming and technology show. In just six months, Digital Nationz was conceptualised and delivered. The show invited more than 7000 gaming and tech enthusiasts to Auckland’s Vector Arena in September last year. By any metric, that’s an impressive feat for a new event on a tight budget and an even tighter deadline.

Shortly, Digital Nationz will open its doors for a second time. Ahead of the show, we caught up with Peter Hall, event director. We looked back at last year’s show, and talked about some of the changes attendees can expect to see next week.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:43:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/features/g5417bd12574c0/Digital-Nationz-building-a-slice-of-gaming-heaven-in-NZ/?utm_source=rss Article#1158470
Payday 2 - Hotline Miami DLC trailer Check out this new teaser trailer for Payday 2: Hotline Miami DLC.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:59:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g5417c35d663b4/Payday-2---Hotline-Miami-DLC-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1158510
World of Warcraft: Lords of War – Durotan trailer The unforgiving land of the Frostwolf clan does not reward sentiment. When young Durotan’s mother fell deathly ill, he had a choice: Allow her life to come to a natural end, or pay a heavy price to save her.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:51:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g5417c1b840bb5/World-of-Warcraft-Lords-of-War-Durotan-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1158500
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare - console announcement trailer Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a first-person medieval online combat game.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:48:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g5417c0e7d80c8/Chivalry-Medieval-Warfare---console-announcement-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1158490
Far Cry 4 - The Mighty Elephants of Kyrat trailer This trailer looks at the role elephants can play in Far Cry 4.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:42:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/videos/g5417bf61bab7a/Far-Cry-4---The-Mighty-Elephants-of-Kyrat-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1158480
Super Smash Bros. demo only allows 30 matches in total A free demo for all-star fighting game Super Smash Bros. will soon be available on 2DS and 3DS, but it can only be played 30 times in total.

The demo launches on September 20, and will be available from the Nintendo eShop.

However, some Club Nintendo members will get early access to an unrestricted version of the demo via an email that Nintendo is sending out today.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:05:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/nintendo-3ds/news/g5417a884110b1/Super-Smash-Bros.-demo-only-allows-30-matches-in-total/?utm_source=rss Article#1158460
EA vows to "re-establish a player-first culture" EA wants start prioritising players again, EA CEO Andrew Wilson says.

Speaking at the GamesBeat Conference in San Francisco this morning (as reported by Polygon), Wilson laid out three things he wants his company to achieve over the next three years.

"The first is to re-establish a player-first culture in the company," he said, implying that EA has not been doing so.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:26:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54179fe925a8f/EA-vows-to-re-establish-a-player-first-culture/?utm_source=rss Article#1158450
Notch on Minecraft sale: "It's not about the money. It’s about my sanity." The sale of Minecraft and Mojang to Microsoft was actioned to keep Mojang co-founder Markus "Notch" Persson sane, he says.

In a post on his personal blog, Persson – the creator of sandbox phenomenon Minecraft – has detailed how he felt so overwhelmed by Minecraft’s staggering success that selling the game ended up being the only option.

“It’s not about the money. It’s about my sanity,” he wrote.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:22:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-one/news/g541765784c396/Notch-on-Minecraft-sale-Its-not-about-the-money.-It-s-about-my-sanity./?utm_source=rss Article#1158440
Microsoft acquires Minecraft and Mojang for US$2.5b As rumoured, Microsoft has acquired Swedish developer Mojang and smash hit sandbox title Minecraft for US$2.5 billion.

As a result of the sale, Mojang co-founders Markus "Notch" Persson, Carl Manneh, and Jakob Porsér are all leaving the company

Mojang's Owen Hill shed some light on why Notch made the decision to sell and leave Mojang in a post on the company’s blog.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:54:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-one/news/g54175ffc210fa/Microsoft-acquires-Minecraft-and-Mojang-for-US-2.5b/?utm_source=rss Article#1158430
New Titanfall DLC map 'Zone 18' revealed Respawn has shared the first screenshots and details about Zone 18, a new Titanfall map coming up in the IMC Rising downloadable content pack.

Zone 18 is an old IMC base hidden in the wilderness of the Dakota system where IMC robotics research continues in secret, despite the destruction of Hammond Robotics' corporate headquarters.

Respawn describes Zone 18 as a fast-paced environment with two main sections divided by a supply path.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:40:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-one/news/g54166cde72b4d/New-Titanfall-DLC-map-Zone-18-revealed/?utm_source=rss Article#1158420
Saints Row creative director takes up new role at Valve Steve Jaros, creative director on the Saints Row series, has left Volition to take up a new role at Valve.

"The past 10 years at Volition have been life changing," said Jaros on Twitter.

"I've gotten to work with amazing people and made friends that will last a lifetime. I'm super proud of the work we did on Saints Row, and am excited for what Volition does in the future, but it's time for me to move on. I'm looking forward to new adventures at Valve Software."

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:38:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54165f1f735cf/Saints-Row-creative-director-takes-up-new-role-at-Valve/?utm_source=rss Article#1158410
Destiny review Bungie has proven that it’s not a one-trick pony - but we can all look forward to some of its repetition issues being fixed in the inevitable follow-up.

If there's anything better than a blockbuster sci-fi shooter, it's a blockbuster sci-fi shooter that doubles as an MMO, reckons Bungie.

Even if you've been living under a rock, you’ve probably already heard of Destiny, which may prove to be the biggest entertainment release of 2014. You probably already know that the studio that created it also created Halo, a franchise that changed the way shooters were played on consoles. And you've probably already talked to enough people or read enough online to know that Destiny is a pretty good game.

Far from perfect, but pretty good.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 13:51:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/reviews/g54161e0440383/Destiny-review/?utm_source=rss Article#1158350
MX vs. ATV - Supercross trailer MX vs. ATV Supercross is centered around the popular Supercross sport.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:57:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g54162fdeef527/MX-vs.-ATV---Supercross-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1158370
World of Speed - Moscow Racing trailer This trailer features two teams battling it out on the streets of Moscow. Watch as each team member goes after specific in-race objectives and tries to prevent the opposing team from completing theirs. Everything you do in the race counts and you can help your team capture victory even if you're not in first place.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:56:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g5416325f06de2/World-of-Speed---Moscow-Racing-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1158400
Sunset Overdrive - Rules Are Meant To Be Exploded trailer Another look inside the open-world carnage, unconventional weapons, and high-velocity action of Sunset Overdrive.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:55:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-one/videos/g5416310de0a62/Sunset-Overdrive---Rules-Are-Meant-To-Be-Exploded-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1158390