Gameplanet New Zealand Latest updates from Gameplanet - New Zealand's #1 destination for gamers. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:15:44 +1200 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.3 (http://framework.zend.com) http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/ contact@gameplanet.co.nz (Gameplanet) Gameplanet How Sledgehammer is reshaping Call of Duty – Part 1: Story When Sledgehammer Games was given the opportunity to develop its own entry in one of gaming’s most successful franchises, the top brass immediately recognised there was an opportunity to take the series in a different direction.

“It came down to taking the fan feedback coming out of MW3, looking at the three year development cycle, and saying ‘Hey this is our opportunity to usher in a new era’,” says Sledgehammer Games co-founder and head of development Michael Condrey.

“Sometimes people have a habit of biting off more than they can chew, and they get to the end and there’s not enough time to make it great”
Michael Condrey, head of development

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:46:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/features/g54000fa6f2694/How-Sledgehammer-is-reshaping-Call-of-Duty-Part-1-Story/?utm_source=rss Article#1156850
Challenging tactical RPG Natural Doctrine has a western release date Hardcore strategy game Natural Doctrine will be available from October 2 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita, publisher Bandai Namco has announced.

Natural Doctrine is a tactical fantasy RPG developed by Kadokawa Games (Demon Gaze, Lollipop Chainsaw on PC) that was originally intended to be a release title for the PlayStation 4.

It has players defend a kingdom by venturing into dangerous caves to defeat a new type of evil lurking below.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:48:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53fff7f4190f1/Challenging-tactical-RPG-Natural-Doctrine-has-a-western-release-date/?utm_source=rss Article#1156840
Natural Doctrine – Adapt to Survive trailer From one of the strategic minds behind Final Fantasy Tactics Advance and Final Fantasy XII, comes a hardcore strategy title sure to test your determination and skill.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:36:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g53fff44eb1158/Natural-Doctrine-Adapt-to-Survive-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1156830
Australian consumer watchdog sues Valve over Steam refund policies The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is suing Valve over its Steam refund policy, which it contends is in breach of Australian law.

Valve does not provide refunds for any products purchased on its massive US-based digital distribution platform, Steam. However, Australians are guaranteed refunds for faulty goods under Australian Consumer Law:

The ACCC alleges that Valve made false or misleading representations to Australian customers of Steam that:

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:13:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53ffcf901822a/Australian-consumer-watchdog-sues-Valve-over-Steam-refund-policies/?utm_source=rss Article#1156810
Hohokum review [i]PixelJunk[/i] and [i]Flower[/i] fans will find much to like in [i]Hohokum[/i], a psychedelic yet meditative game with loosely-defined goals but great imagination.

This is a game of contradictions; exciting yet soothing, quiet yet exploding, soft yet jarring. Devoted to curiosity and wanderlust, Hohokum leads the player gently through a myriad of kaleidoscopic worlds just begging to be tipped and twisted through. Teaming up with Sony Santa Monica and artist Richard Hogg, developer Honeyslug invites players to always think outside the box while navigating every mindboggling yet engaging territory.

Zipping across the screen at the player’s control is a dart-like creature with a single unmoving eye, searching for…something, something to touch or to probe or to smash. There is so much to interact with that’s not always identifiable, even after investigation. Things make sounds when crashed into, light up when encircled, or may even resist contact altogether. The only way to find out is to attempt touch.

With the slightest twitch of a shoulder button and a direction to float in, players can curve and spiral past an ancient creature crafting pottery, help carry a dancer to his or her eager and waiting partner, or even reunite a tune and its musician. The means to explore is there and wild, with every world often discovered by sheer accident. Spy something off in the distance to tamper with? Press the X button to get to it all the faster.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:08:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-3/reviews/g53ffb75e2a66b/Hohokum-review/?utm_source=rss Article#1156790
Hohokum launch trailer Take on the role of a curious flying kite-like being and travel to colorful, curious worlds waiting to be discovered. Interact with characters and environments to uncover secrets or simply roam at your own pace and be amused at the surprises that unfold. While there are goals and activities, at its heart, Hohokum is a playground - a place to wander about and get lost in.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:02:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g53ffd0dc3358c/Hohokum-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1156820
Lords of the Fallen – World trailer The dark and mysterious world of Lords of the Fallen awaits you. Become Harkyn, a convicted outcast from society and now.. humanity's best hope of defeating a demonic invasion.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:22:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g53ffb28b773d0/Lords-of-the-Fallen-World-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1156780
Stick It To The Man – Xbox One launch trailer Hardhat tester Ray Doewood has a bizarre accident at work one day and wakes up with a giant pink spaghetti arm sticking out of his brain. This fluorescent arm, invisible to others, gives Ray strange powers, allowing him to hear people’s thoughts and change the paper world around him with stickers. Digging into the brains of his fellow citizens, including the likes of Santa Claus, Captain Ahab and Elvis to name but a few; it’s up to Ray to gather clues from countless insane characters and solve mind-boggling puzzles – all while trying to escape the evil clutches of The Man!

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:21:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g53ffb25f30f9e/Stick-It-To-The-Man-Xbox-One-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1156770
Charlie Murder studio announces brutal ARPG Salt and Sanctuary The latest game from The Dishwasher and Charlie Murder developer Ska Studios is another vicious-looking action title called Salt and Sanctuary, coming exclusively to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita.

According to Ska, Salt and Sanctuary is a stylistic, brutal, action-RPG platformer that’s teeming with visceral, satisfying combat, deep, diverse character builds, and incredible bosses.

It casts the player as a sailor shipwrecked on a strange, purgatorial island, insulated somehow against a backdrop of centuries-old worldwide perpetual war. What hope remains is isolated in Sanctuaries, protected dwellings where travellers can band together under common creeds to take shelter from the hostile world outside.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:14:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53ffb7a99c15b/Charlie-Murder-studio-announces-brutal-ARPG-Salt-and-Sanctuary/?utm_source=rss Article#1156800
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix new features trailer Showcasing new content from Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:43:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g53ffabf1555da/Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2.5-Remix-new-features-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1156750
Gauntlet gameplay walkthrough trailer The latest Gauntlet trailer takes an in-depth look into the heroes, game modes, and lore of the upcoming ARPG.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:40:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g53ffafeb3c3ee/Salt-and-Sanctuary-announcement-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1156760
GTA Online no longer works on 12GB PlayStation 3 You can no longer play GTA Online on a 12GB PlayStation 3, Rockstar has confirmed.

Last week’s Flight School update pushed the game beyond that system’s storage capacity, so now only singleplayer Grand Theft Auto V is available on such machines, and only if you aren’t connected to the internet.

“If not enough space is available on the system, hardware limitations will prevent players from accessing GTA Online,” said Rockstar.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:46:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-3/news/g53ffa266de7cb/GTA-Online-no-longer-works-on-12GB-PlayStation-3/?utm_source=rss Article#1156730
September showdown: PlayStation Plus vs Games With Gold Xbox’s Games with Gold for September are focused on teamwork, and first up is the rather excellent Super Time Force, which will be available from September 1-30 on Xbox One.

Xbox 360 owners are getting Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine – another game we were very fond of. It’s available from September 1-15.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:29:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53ff9f4a891c3/September-showdown-PlayStation-Plus-vs-Games-With-Gold/?utm_source=rss Article#1156720
Assassin's Creed Unity release delayed two weeks The release of Assassin's Creed Unity has been pushed back two weeks, Ubisoft has announced.

That makes its official European launch date November 13. It was due to launch worldwide on October 28.

The date change means Unity will now arrive in the same week as the last-gen offering Assassin's Creed Rogue.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:54:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g53ff970697c5b/Assassins-Creed-Unity-release-delayed-two-weeks/?utm_source=rss Article#1156710
Survival mystery title Escape Dead Island has a release date Escape Dead Island launch for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC on November 21, publisher Deep Silver has announced.

Escape Dead Island acts as a bridge between the original game and the upcoming new-gen Dead Island 2, and was described by Deep Silver narrative producer Alex Toplansky as a survival mystery game with a fresh perspective on the Dead Island universe.

It’s a third-person single-player title that’s in development at Swedish studio Fatshark (War of the Roses).

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:35:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g53feb0bf5136a/Survival-mystery-title-Escape-Dead-Island-has-a-release-date/?utm_source=rss Article#1156700
Escape Dead Island - Unraveled trailer Deep Silver has released a new trailer for Escape Dead Island, which today got a release date of November 21.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:26:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g53feadaa67018/Escape-Dead-Island---Unraveled-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1156690
GOG.com now sells gaming docos, mainstream TV and movies could be next Game sale and distribution service GOG.com now traffics in documentaries about video games.

The company, which is a subsidiary of The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red, grew its reputation selling older PC games that run on newer systems.

It currently has 21 documentaries up for sale for US$6 each (except one), including Indie Game: The Movie Special Edition, Once Upon Atari, Playing Columbine, and Minecraft: The Story of Mojang.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:03:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53feaa21728cf/GOG.com-now-sells-gaming-docos-mainstream-TV-and-movies-could-be-next/?utm_source=rss Article#1156680
Standalone Kinect 2.0 available for Xbox One in October Standalone Kinect sensors will be available sometime in October for NZ$200, Microsoft has announced.

The sensor comes with a code for the digital version of Dance Central Spotlight, the latest in the dance series from developer Harmonix.

Kinect is used for voice and gesture controls, biometric sign-in, instant personalisation, instant scanning of QR codes, Skype, and enhanced features only available with Kinect in games such as Kinect Sports Rivals, Dead Rising 3, Project Spark, and more.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:35:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-one/news/g53fea357a4ba1/Standalone-Kinect-2.0-available-for-Xbox-One-in-October/?utm_source=rss Article#1156670
Disney Infinity 2.0 – Big Hero 6: Hiro & Baymax trailer Bring on the BFFS! Introducing Hiro and Baymax from the upcoming Walt Disney Animation Studios film, Big Hero 6. Armed with Rocket Fist and Microbots, you’ll be able to create and play in your own adventures in the all-new Disney Infinity Toy Box (2.0 Edition). Hiro and Baymax are sold separately and have unique abilities only playable in the 2.0 Edition of Disney Infinity.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:51:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g53fe990d6f93a/Disney-Infinity-2.0-Big-Hero-6-Hiro-Baymax-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1156660
Research reveals console owners' porn habits Of all console owners, those using Xbox 360 linger on Pornhub the longest each visit, the adult entertainment site reports.

According to PornHub, the average session time of someone accessing the site using an Xbox 360 is 11 minutes and 34 seconds, with the Wii next at 10 minutes and 10 seconds, PlayStation 3 at 9 minutes and 29 seconds, and the PS Vita at 7 minutes and 55 seconds.

However, it is Vita owners that are consuming the most content per visit, with an average of 9.92 page views per visit. Xbox 360 users are next with 8.76 page views, then Wii users with 8.53 page views, followed by PlayStation 3 users with 6.71 page views.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:36:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53fe95758d8e2/Research-reveals-console-owners-porn-habits/?utm_source=rss Article#1156650
Destiny - PlayStation exclusive content trailer This Destiny trailer details PlayStation exclusive maps, guns and gear.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:48:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/videos/g53fe35a4bb231/Destiny---PlayStation-exclusive-content-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1156640
US Republican party creates its own game The US National Republican Senatorial Committee has created a videogame ahead of the midterm elections.

2014 Mission Majority is an 8-bit browser game in which players control the mascot of the Republican Party, an elephant, who must help the party "win back the Senate".

The elephant, Giopi, jumps on platforms and enemies called "Taxers".

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:40:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53fe321b62232/US-Republican-party-creates-its-own-game/?utm_source=rss Article#1156630
EA reprinted Skate 3 following demand created by YouTuber The UK game charts have given some insight into just how much influence the world's most famous gaming YouTuber wields.

MCV UK reports that Electronic Arts has reprinted the four-year-old Skate 3 after being alerted to new in-store demand at high street retailer GAME.

That demand has been generated by YouTube personalities, especially PewDiePie. Just one of the YouTuber's Skate 3 videos has nearly 12.4 million views.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:25:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-360/news/g53fe2f9a57db8/EA-reprinted-Skate-3-following-demand-created-by-YouTuber/?utm_source=rss Article#1156620
Lohan is suing us for attention, says GTA V developer Lindsay Lohan's lawsuit against Grand Theft Auto V developer Rockstar Games is simply a bid for attention, say the company's lawyers.

Lohan claimed Rockstar used her likeness for a character in the game without her permission.

Lohan's lawsuit claimed that the Jonas character is an "unequivocal" reference to the Mean Girls actress.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:01:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-360/news/g53fe2a647fbbd/Lohan-is-suing-us-for-attention-says-GTA-V-developer/?utm_source=rss Article#1156610
Saints Row 5 reveal tipped for PAX Volition looks set to reveal the next installment in the Saints Row series at PAX Prime in Seattle this weekend.

The studio will host a panel at the show, which will be conducted in quiz show format, and hosted by Natalie Lander, the voice of Kinzie.

"At the end of the panel, we'll show you exclusive gameplay, art, and details for an upcoming project from Volition," reads the panel description.

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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:50:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53fe281ed612e/Saints-Row-5-reveal-tipped-for-PAX/?utm_source=rss Article#1156600
The Evil Within - The Voices of Evil trailer When playing through The Evil Within's campaign, every now and then it will be comforting to hear the voice of someone you recognise, like Anson Mount, Jennifer Carpenter, Jackie Earle Haley, and Jospeh Oda.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:40:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g53fd7d6f87d5d/The-Evil-Within---The-Voices-of-Evil-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1156590
Sons of Anarchy a "very high-end tablet game" The Sons of Anarchy video game the show's creator Kurt Sutter has been promising is indeed coming, but only to tablets.

Sutter last teased the game in February with the following description: “First person, action adventure. HD graphics. It represents the evolution of gaming. I’m hard just typing this.”

However, Sutter has told Twin Galaxies it will be a "very high-end tablet game,"

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:25:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53fd7993c1a93/Sons-of-Anarchy-a-very-high-end-tablet-game/?utm_source=rss Article#1156580
Tekken-style Pokémon fighting game Pokkén Tournament announced The Pokémon Company has announced Pokkén Tournament, a 3D Tekken-style competitive fighting game that will release in Japanese arcades.

The game is in development at Bandai Namco.

The teams of both Tekken chief producer Katsuhiro Harada and Soulcalibur producer Masaaki Hoshino are involved.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:01:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53fd73c86578d/Tekken-style-Pok-mon-fighting-game-Pokk-n-Tournament-announced/?utm_source=rss Article#1156570
Metro Redux launch trailer Re-Enter the Metro with the definitive version of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light together in Metro Redux.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:40:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g53fd6e56ae2e4/Metro-Redux-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1156560
EA expects to make US$1b from DLC this year Electronic Arts expects to generate more than US$1 billion in revenue from selling post release gaming content this year, according to Bloomberg.

A sizeable portion of that optimism is driven by the success of the Madden NFL series. Analyst firm Cowen & Co estimates that Madden 15 and its DLC will generate over US$350 million in revenue alone.

The "margins on Madden Ultimate Team are through the roof" added Longbow Research. It predicts DLC will generate US$50 million alone.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:26:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53fd4fa1c9abc/EA-expects-to-make-US-1b-from-DLC-this-year/?utm_source=rss Article#1156550
Capcom sues Koei Tecmo for US$9.43m Capcom is suing Koei Tecmo for US$9.43 million over what it claims are patent infringements.

Capcom claims that Samurai Warriors: Xtreme Legends and 49 other Koei Tecmo games violate its patents.

In 2002, Capcom patented a function wherein players “acquire new content by combining an existing game with another piece of software,” reports Siliconera. It appears that Capcom is referring to importing existing saves into expansion pack content.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:16:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53fd223d12b39/Capcom-sues-Koei-Tecmo-for-US-9.43m/?utm_source=rss Article#1156540
Amazon sees no need to interfere with Twitch Amazon has no plans to step in and tell Twitch how to run things, says the tech giant's vice president of games, Michael Frazzini.

Yesterday Amazon confirmed it had reached an agreement to buy game livestreaming service for US$970 million.

In a "town hall" meeting Twitch CEO Emmett Shear said Twitch will remain in full control as an Amazon subsidiary.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:45:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53fd1bc6785b9/Amazon-sees-no-need-to-interfere-with-Twitch/?utm_source=rss Article#1156530
Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Patch 2.1 is out today The first substantial content patch for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls on PC and Mac is now live.

Patch 2.1 brings a number of highly anticipated features, including Seasons, Leaderboards, Greater Rifts and scaling Legendary Gems, and a new Nephalem Rift tileset called The Cesspools.

Seasons work like Call of Duty Prestige levels. Periodically, players are able to reset their characters and artisans to level 1. By doing so, they will be able to access new unique Legendary items, achievements, and other rewards. Competing in Seasons will also allow players to climb new leaderboards.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:04:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g53fd10d48c2df/Diablo-3-Reaper-of-Souls-Patch-2.1-is-out-today/?utm_source=rss Article#1156510
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - What's New in Patch 2.1 trailer In this video, Community Manager Brandy Camel takes a look at some of the major new features and changes included in the first major content patch for Reaper of Souls.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g53fd1170631a0/Diablo-III-Reaper-of-Souls---Whats-New-in-Patch-2.1-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1156520
Pokkén Tournament first look trailer The Pokémon Company in Japan has partnered with Bandai Namco to reveal a new arcade game, Pokkén Tournament.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:51:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g53fd0117e2b92/Pokk-n-Tournament-first-look-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1156500
Dragon Age: Inquisition features a four-player co-op multiplayer mode Dragon Age: Inquisition features a four-player co-op multiplayer mode, BioWare has announced.

Three multiplayer campaigns will be available at launch, and each features levels randomly generated from a series of templates. The player will choose one of nine customisable heroes to play.

Naturally, Inquisition’s tactical camera can’t be used.

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:32:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g53fcfcca919df/Dragon-Age-Inquisition-features-a-four-player-co-op-multiplayer-mode/?utm_source=rss Article#1156490
Alien: Isolation hands-on A Nintendo DS title and lightgun arcade offering aside, there hasn’t been a decent game based on the Alien film franchise since 2001’s Aliens vs. Predator 2. In fact, last year’s Colonial Marines was so bad it triggered a series of lawsuits, and probably gave some people cancer as well.

With those things in mind, you’d be forgiven for writing off Total War studio The Creative Assembly’s upcoming Alien: Isolation as another sure-to-tank cash-in on the weary licence. I did. However, having played half a dozen hours of Isolation, I’m confident it is the game Alien fans have waited a long time to play.

A survival horror title that's heavy on stealth and story, Isolation is set 15 years after the events of Alien the film, and puts the players into the space boots of Amanda Ripley, who is investigating the disappearance of her mother Ellen (Ripley from the Alien films). The family tie is too much of a video game conceit – one that will no doubt be mined for unearned emotional impact throughout Isolation – but the game is otherwise compelling.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:39:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/previews/g53fc1574dcb4a/Alien-Isolation-hands-on/?utm_source=rss Article#1156480
World of Warcraft: Then, Now, Next Q: Few games can make it to 10 years and still be relevant, let alone a genre leader. What makes World of Warcraft different?

Tom Chilton: I think it’s the world itself. It is the world of Warcraft and I think that it’s always been what has captured people. I always found that if you watch somebody successfully get through the first quests in Northshire, Elwynn Forest, it’s hard not to get wrapped up in the world and want to see more. Before you know it, you’re level 60 – or today you’re level 90 – and doing dungeons and raids or whatever.

Q: World of Warcraft now is a vastly different game when compared to what it was at launch. What do you think has been the most significant change over the course of 10 years?

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:31:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/features/g53fbe9cf1d67e/World-of-Warcraft-Then-Now-Next/?utm_source=rss Article#1156460
Blizzard has "six or seven" more World of Warcraft expansions conceptualised Blizzard already has concepts for another "six or seven" World of Warcraft expansions, says game director Tom Chilton.

The developer is in active development on the World of Warcraft expansion that will come after this year's Warlords of Draenor.

"We already have zones in production for it", said Chilton.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:29:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g53fbf755b9ac7/Blizzard-has-six-or-seven-more-World-of-Warcraft-expansions-conceptualised/?utm_source=rss Article#1156470
Assassin’s Creed Unity – Under the Hood trailer Who is Arno Dorian? What is his mission? Where will his journey take him? Meet Dan Jeanotte, the man breathing life into our newest Assassin. We spoke to the hero of Assassin’s Creed Unity to get all the details on Arno and ask what it was like stepping into those shoes – or, rather, pulling on that hood.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:44:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g53fbbbe1f0e6a/Assassin-s-Creed-Unity-Under-the-Hood-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1156450
Fortnite – Defending the Fort Director's Cut gameplay trailer Continue reading...

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:40:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g53fbbb6aae588/Fortnite-Defending-the-Fort-Directors-Cut-gameplay-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1156440
Assassin's Creed Unity – A Return To Form trailer Vincent Pontbriand from Ubisoft Montreal discusses how the team returned to the pillars of Assassin's Creed when designing Unity, from navigation to stealth.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:37:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g53fbba43cee06/Assassins-Creed-Unity-A-Return-To-Form-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1156430
Halo 2: Anniversary – Pro Team Scrimmage video 343 Industries gives you a look at the newly re-mastered Sanctuary and Ascension maps from Halo 2: Anniversary. Mason "Neighbor" Cobb, Eric "GH057ayame" Hewitt, Sean "DeRsKy" Swidersky, and Vartan "Killer V" Karakashyan battle it out over five matches of Team Slayer.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:33:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g53fbb8f1a3917/Halo-2-Anniversary-Pro-Team-Scrimmage-video/?utm_source=rss Article#1156420
NBA 2K15 - Yakkem trailer Ernie Johnson and 4x NBA World Champion Shaquille O’Neal join the cast of NBA 2K15 in this trailer.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:19:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/videos/g53fba758791c9/NBA-2K15---Yakkem-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1156400
Don’t Starve: Giant Edition is Cross Buy, lands on Vita next month Don’t Starve: Giant Edition is coming to PS Vita on September 4, and those who own the game PlayStation 4 version will get it for free, developer Klei Entertainment has announced.

The reverse is also true: those that buy the game on Vita will get the PlayStation 4 version for free.

Giant Edition includes the Reign of Giants expansion, which adds new characters, seasons, biomes, and other challenges to the base game.

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PSN back online following DDOS attack Normal PlayStation Network service has resumed following a distributed denial of service attack yesterday.

Due to the outage, Sony has postponed a scheduled maintenance.

“Like other major networks around the world, the PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network have been impacted by an attempt to overwhelm our network with artificially high traffic,” said Sony.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:57:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53fba198c2e58/PSN-back-online-following-DDOS-attack/?utm_source=rss Article#1156380
Amazon is buying Twitch for US$970m Amazon has confirmed it has reached an agreement to buy game livestreaming service Twitch for US$970 million.

The deal is expected to close in the second half of this year.

It had been reported earlier this year that Google-owned YouTube was looking to purchase the service.

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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:57:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53fba31953a61/Amazon-is-buying-Twitch-for-US-970m/?utm_source=rss Article#1156390
Shadow Realms preview In science there’s a concept called mutual discovery. It’s the idea that two people working independently of one another can come up with the same discovery, theory or invention at the same time. Perhaps the most famous example of this is the theory of natural selection. By the middle of the nineteenth century, evolution was an idea whose time had finally come, and it was discovered by both Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace at the same time.

More than 150 years later it’s weirdly fitting that a game named for Darwin’s (and Wallace’s) theory is at the center of what feels like another mutual discovery. Evolve was the darling of E3 2014. Its four-versus-one conceit stood out at a show otherwise dominated by conventional thinking about multiplayer. But developer Turtle Rock isn’t alone.

At Gamescom BioWare unveiled Shadow Realms, another title that hinges on the principle of one player taking on four others. Then of course there’s Lionhead, whose next take on the Fable series sees – you know it – four players take on one player-controlled villain. It seems that asymmetrical multiplayer is an idea whose time has come.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:47:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/previews/g53fa98f9b6c99/Shadow-Realms-preview/?utm_source=rss Article#1156360
"We're very close to having the first death in VR" At least one person developing for the Oculus Rift believes the device’s immersion paired with frightening games will result in fatal heart attacks.

Speaking at a VR panel at Unite 2014 in Seattle (as reported by GamesIndustry), Cloudhead Games creative director Denny Unger said that deaths were inevitable.

"I have some pretty strong views on this," said Unger.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:29:00 +1200 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g53fa837f917e7/Were-very-close-to-having-the-first-death-in-VR/?utm_source=rss Article#1156350