Gameplanet New Zealand Latest updates from Gameplanet - New Zealand's #1 destination for gamers. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:40:38 +1300 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.3 (http://framework.zend.com) http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/ contact@gameplanet.co.nz (Gameplanet) Gameplanet Friday Briefing: Oddworld Stranger's Wrath, Quantum Break, and more Free on Games With Gold this month: artillery strategy title Worms Battlegrounds (Xbox One, all month), The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief (Xbox 360, December 1-15), and classic snowboarding title SSX (Xbox 360, Dec. 16-31).

Free on PlayStation Plus this month: the Ultimate Edition of Injustice: Gods Among Us (PS4), new competitive isometric shooter Secret Ponchos (PS4),
tower defence title Final Horizon (Vita), 2D space shooter Titan Attacks! (Vita), Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut (PS3), and Hitman Trilogy HD (PS3).

This War of Mine recouped its development costs in two days, developer 11 bit Studios has announced. It’s currently 10 percent off on Steam.

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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:15:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5477f4bfcf18e/Friday-Briefing-Oddworld-Strangers-Wrath-Quantum-Break-and-more/?utm_source=rss Article#1166170
Dreamfall Chapters Book Two announcement trailer The highly anticipated follow-up to adventure classics The Longest Journey and Dreamfall. Dreamfall Chapters is an episodic story-driven adventure about choice and consequence, set in parallel worlds: a cyberpunk vision of the future and a magical fantasy realm. Your purchase includes all five episodes!

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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:37:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g5477b0c02358a/Dreamfall-Chapters-Book-Two-announcement-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1166160
The Order: 1886 – Music BTS trailer Ready At Dawn and Jason Graves discuss the music of The Order:1886.

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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:43:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/videos/g5477b049a2c73/The-Order-1886-Music-BTS-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1166150
Daedalic is adapting lauded novel The Pillars of the Earth into an adventure game Renowned historical novel The Pillars of the Earth is getting the adventure game treatment courtesy of Blackguards and Deponia series developer Daedalic Entertainment.

The novel was written by Ken Follett in 1989, and takes place in medieval England in the fictitious town of Kingsbridge, tracing disputes between the clergy, nobility, and the exploited classes.

The Pillars of the Earth was showered in praise at release, with the New York Daily News calling it, “A towering tale… a ripping read… there’s murder, arson, treachery, torture, love, and lust.”

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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:03:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5477acd61e5a5/Daedalic-is-adapting-lauded-novel-The-Pillars-of-the-Earth-into-an-adventure-game/?utm_source=rss Article#1166140
Path of Exile update adds Challenge Leagues, overhauls skill tree, and more A big update is coming to Kiwi ARPG Path of Exile next month.

Update 1.3.0 hits on December 12, and will add two new Challenge Leagues: Torment and Bloodlines.

Each league has a self-contained economy and contain eight difficult challenges.

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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:10:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g5477a152b14d1/Path-of-Exile-update-adds-Challenge-Leagues-overhauls-skill-tree-and-more/?utm_source=rss Article#1166130
The Witcher Adventure Game is out now The Witcher Adventure Game is now available in both board and digital format, CD Projekt Red has announced.

Designed by Polish game designer and long-time role-playing game writer Ignacy Trzewiczek, The Witcher Adventure Game promises to take players on a journey across the world of The Witcher as they assume the roles of four beloved characters from the books and computer games: Geralt of Rivia, monster slayer; Dandelion, roguish bard; Triss Merigold, cunning sorceress; and Yarpen Zigrin, dwarven warrior.

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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:01:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54779d2286742/The-Witcher-Adventure-Game-is-out-now/?utm_source=rss Article#1166110
The Witcher Adventure Game – Digital Edition launch trailer The Witcher Adventure Game is a digital adaptation of CD Projekt Red’s board game set in the brutal, dark fantasy universe of monster slayer Geralt of Rivia.

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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g54779daf15c8a/The-Witcher-Adventure-Game-Digital-Edition-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1166120
Black Friday and Thanksgiving game sales roundup Steam isn’t the only games outlet having a sale right now. Here’s a rundown of where to get some great deals:

Amazon is having a sale across all platforms

The Paradox sale has games like Crusader Kings II at 80 percent off (US$8), the Magicka series at 75 percent off, Europa Universalis IV at 75 percent off, and more.

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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:10:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g547792fd21a9d/Black-Friday-and-Thanksgiving-game-sales-roundup/?utm_source=rss Article#1166100
Early Vita adopters to be paid out over misleading ads Sony will compensate some Vita customers following complaints that early advertisements for the handheld were misleading.

The Federal Trade Commission represented consumers who complained that ads for the device shown in 2012 touted features that are either absent or only partially-implemented.

As part of that settlement, Sony will offer Vita customers who bought the system before June 1, 2012 a US$25 rebate or a US$50 voucher "for select games and services".

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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:53:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54769c92553fe/Early-Vita-adopters-to-be-paid-out-over-misleading-ads/?utm_source=rss Article#1166090
Toy Soldiers: War Chest – Campaign Focus trailer Community manager Jason Kuntz teases the story in the upcoming tower defense game.

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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:13:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g547694d6df4e1/Toy-Soldiers-War-Chest-Campaign-Focus-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1166080
Ultima creator's latest fantasy RPG Shroud of the Avatar hits Steam Early Access Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues, the latest third-person fantasy RPG from Ultima creator Richard Garriott, is now available on Steam Early Access.

Shroud of the Avatar gathered almost US$2m via Kickstarter last year by promising to expand upon all the best ideas from the Ultima series.

According to developer Portalarium, it will combine a single player narrative with a sandbox MMO created by a team that includes Garriott, Ultima Online director Starr Long, and Dragonlance author Tracy Hickman.

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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:41:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54768e56669bd/Ultima-creators-latest-fantasy-RPG-Shroud-of-the-Avatar-hits-Steam-Early-Access/?utm_source=rss Article#1166070
Teslagrad launch trailer Use unique electromagnetic powers to discover the secrets kept in the long abandoned Tesla Tower and gain new habilities to explore a non-linear world with more than 100 beautiful hand-drawn environments, in a steampunk-inspired vision of old Europe. Play as a young boy who suddenly finds himself embroiled in a long-forgotten conspiracy, involving the despotic king who has ruled the nation with an iron fist for several years. Jump into an outstanding adventure told through voiceless storytelling, writing your own part. Armed with ancient Teslamancer technology and your own ingenuity and creativity, your path lies through the decrepit Tesla Tower and beyond.

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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:55:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g547674c27f2c3/Teslagrad-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1166060
World of Warcraft - Lemmy the Gnome in 'Gnomo-plasty' trailer Lemmy gets a face lift – and more! See what really goes on behind the scenes of WoW’s character make-overs.

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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:12:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g54766d5b58af9/World-of-Warcraft---Lemmy-the-Gnome-in-Gnomo-plasty-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1166030
Blizzard joins in Black Friday sales Blizzard has joined just about every other digital distributor in offering substantial discounts over the biggest shopping weekend on the US calendar.

Blizzard's sale slashes prices on big entries in its StarCraft, Diablo and Warcraft franchises. The sale will continue until December 2.

Diablo 3 – AU$27.48 / US$19.99
Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls – AU$22.48 / US$19.99
Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty – AU$12.48 / US$9.99
Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm – AU$12.48 / US$9.99
World of Warcraft – AU$6.24 / US$4.99

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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:56:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54767242ed7a7/Blizzard-joins-in-Black-Friday-sales/?utm_source=rss Article#1166050
Acclaimed puzzle-platformer Teslagrad is coming to PlayStation next week Critically acclaimed puzzle-platformer Teslagrad is coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Vita on December 3, Norwegian developer Rain has announced.

It will also get a Wii U release early next year.

Teslagrad is often compared to Braid and Limbo, and has the player take on the role of a Teslamancer who is on a quest to reveal why he is the last of his kind.

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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:29:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5476704d38a61/Acclaimed-puzzle-platformer-Teslagrad-is-coming-to-PlayStation-next-week/?utm_source=rss Article#1166040
David Jaffe's new game teaser trailer Twisted Metal creator David Jaffe has started a new studio called The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency. The studio's first game is expected to be revealed at the PlayStation Experience event in early December. Jaffe has said on Twitter it's not survival horror. Here's a teaser.

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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:12:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g547668a648065/David-Jaffes-new-game-teaser-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1166020
Blackguards 2 promises epic battles, has a release date Tactical RPG Blackguards 2 is coming to PC and Mac on January 20, Daedalic Entertainment has announced.

According to the Daedalic, Blackguards 2 will feature more challenging and detailed strategic RPG battles than its predecessor.

“During the development of Blackguards 2, one major influence of our team was the feedback of gamers and press to the first Blackguards game,” the developer said.

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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:53:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g547666e0519f1/Blackguards-2-promises-epic-battles-has-a-release-date/?utm_source=rss Article#1166010
Evolve - Creating a Hunter trailer In this third entry, presenter Adam Sessler gets a behind the scenes look at creating a hunter.

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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:44:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g547664c727e16/Evolve---Creating-a-Hunter-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1166000
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Exo Zombies trailer The first chapter of Exo Zombies is included with the Havoc DLC pack or as part of the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Season Pass

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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:40:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-one/videos/g54766383a8d14/Call-of-Duty-Advanced-Warfare---Exo-Zombies-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165980
343 studio boss apologises for Halo: The Master Chief Collection launch woes 343 Industries boss Bonnie Ross scribed a lengthy apology to the players of Halo: The Master Chief Collection for the game's ongoing issues, and promised to make it right with fans.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which bundles together the first four Halo games on Xbox One, was released on November 12 and has been plagued by online matchmaking issues ever since.

"With the initial release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection ... we have not delivered the experience you deserve," said Ross. "I personally apologise for this on behalf of us all at 343 Industries. Our team is committed to working around the clock until these issues are resolved."

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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:19:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54765e1b335d5/343-studio-boss-apologises-for-Halo-The-Master-Chief-Collection-launch-woes/?utm_source=rss Article#1165970
DayZ will undergo three price increases between now and 2016 After nearly a year on Steam Early access, the asking price for DayZ will soon increase to US$34.99.

Publisher Bohemia Interactive added that there will be two more price increases in the future. The first will come when the game enters beta in late 2015. At that time, DayZ will cost US$43.99.

The second will come with DayZ's full release in 2016, at which time the game will cost US$49.99.

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Ubisoft apologises for Assassin's Creed Unity with free DLC As a way of saying sorry for selling a bug-riddled Assassin's Creed Unity to gamers, Ubisoft will release the game's first downloadable content pack, Dead Kings, free of charge.

"We know that it was a highly-anticipated moment for many of you," said Ubisoft Montreal and Toronto CEO Yannis Mallat, "as you looked forward to taking part in the first truly next generation Assassin’s Creed game."

"Unfortunately, at launch, the overall quality of the game was diminished by bugs and unexpected technical issues. I want to sincerely apologise on behalf of Ubisoft and the entire Assassin's Creed team. These problems took away from your enjoyment of the game, and kept many of you from experiencing the game at its fullest potential."

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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:25:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/news/g5476529020b91/Ubisoft-apologises-for-Assassins-Creed-Unity-with-free-DLC/?utm_source=rss Article#1165950
Steam's "Exploration" sale is now live As expected, the latest Steam sale is now live.

Dubbed the "Exploration" sale, it ties into a recent “discovery” update on the storefront.

Users can click here to see whether the games they have previously expressed interest in are on sale, and also peruse sale recommendations.

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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:56:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54763e82a9b50/Steams-Exploration-sale-is-now-live/?utm_source=rss Article#1165940
Throwing a spanner into Hearthstone's meta: Goblins vs Gnomes Q: When you began to think about creating the first expansion to Hearthstone, what was the internal view at Blizzard of the meta game, and where did you want to take it?

Rachelle Davis: Goblins vs Gnomes is very different to the adventure we put out in July, which was The Curse of Naxxramas, and that’s one of the reasons we’re really excited about it. It’s got a lot of different flavour to it, it’s a lot more lighthearted in a lot of ways. Naxxramas is darker and gloomier. It’s a single point in the world. Of course we took some liberties with it, we made it our own, we made it a bit more lighthearted, but Goblins vs Gnomes is lighthearted by nature. That makes it different and exciting because it gives us more to play with. By adding 120 cards there are also a lot more options, whereas Naxxramas was a 30 card set.

Q: How do you decide how many cards is the right number of cards to introduce in an expansion?

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:39:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/features/g54755cfca5807/Throwing-a-spanner-into-Hearthstones-meta-Goblins-vs-Gnomes/?utm_source=rss Article#1165910
EA announces Origin Mega sale EA is holding a Black Friday sale on its Origin digital storefront with discounts of up to 75 percent on select PC titles and add-ons.

EA titles, franchises, and DLC on sale include Battlefield, Command & Conquer, Crysis, Dead Space, Dragon Age, FIFA, Mass Effect, Medal of Honor, Need for Speed, Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, The Sims, SimCity and Titanfall.

Titles, franchises, and DLC from third-party publishers include Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed and Far Cry.

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:28:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5475727a29b3e/EA-announces-Origin-Mega-sale/?utm_source=rss Article#1165930
Sony to cut TV spending, invest more in PlayStation Sony plans to make cuts to its flagging TV and mobile divisions and to invest more in its flourishing PlayStation and picture sensor divisions.

The Japanese electronics giant will make the shift over the next three years.

The change should see TV and smartphone sales slide as much as 30 percent, however, the divisions should then become profitable, said the company.

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:01:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54756c5b0933d/Sony-to-cut-TV-spending-invest-more-in-PlayStation/?utm_source=rss Article#1165920
Just Dance 2015 – Behind The Scenes trailer Meet the creative minds behind the Just Dance series and learn more about the production process, from the initial costume concepts and dance moves to the final game.

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:59:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g5475169643bf7/Just-Dance-2015-Behind-The-Scenes-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165900
Guild Wars 2 - Seeds of Truth trailer To catch a thief, you must become a thief, but be wary - following Caithe’s trail will take you down a strange, dark path.

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:49:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g5475140f2a285/Guild-Wars-2---Seeds-of-Truth-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165890
Tales from the Borderlands - launch trailer Tales from the Borderlands' is a five part episodic game series from the creators of The Walking Dead adventure game. Set on the unforgiving world of Pandora after the events seen in Borderlands 2, this is a story full of Borderlands’ trademark humor, following two adventurers on their quest for greatness.

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:46:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g547513561a367/Tales-from-the-Borderlands---launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165880
Total War: Attila – Viking Forefathers Culture Pack trailer The Viking Forefathers Culture Pack, adds three new playable factions to the game: The Danes, The Jutes and The Geats. These warlike Norse factions have their own unique battlefield and naval units, missions, cultural and factional traits, and are poised to launch southwards from their icy homelands on campaigns of raiding, looting and conquest.

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:43:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g547512ee2d84c/Total-War-Attila-Viking-Forefathers-Culture-Pack-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165870
Square Enix to reveal new RPG next month Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest publisher Square Enix will announce a new RPG in December.

The game will be revealed in the next edition of Japanese language gaming magazine Famitsu.

Square said the game would not be another remake.

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:19:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54750b0323a5c/Square-Enix-to-reveal-new-RPG-next-month/?utm_source=rss Article#1165860
Dark Souls II coming to new-gen, update gives new content to all Updated 26/11 3:28pm:

New information on the Japanese Dark Souls website (via NeoGAF) makes the offering on each platform a little clearer.

Those who already own Dark Souls II on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or Windows PC (DirectX 9) can upgrade to version 1.10 for free and get:

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:55:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54750864910ce/Dark-Souls-II-coming-to-new-gen-update-gives-new-content-to-all/?utm_source=rss Article#1165850
Super Smash Bros for Wii U is killing it in the US Super Smash Bros for Wii U has sold nearly half a million copies in just three days.

According to Nintendo, Super Smash Bros sold 490,000 copies in the US over the three day period with the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday, still to come later this week.

“The Nintendo holiday is off to a great start, but there’s a lot of work left to do and a few more surprises in store for our fans," said Nintendo of America marketing and sales boss Scott Moffitt. "With great deals coming on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and great content like Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker launching next week, Nintendo will offer shoppers the best combination of fun and value this holiday season."

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:50:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/wiiu/news/g5475039c57108/Super-Smash-Bros-for-Wii-U-is-killing-it-in-the-US/?utm_source=rss Article#1165840
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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:31:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/videos/g54750188c3c2b/Destiny---The-Dark-Below-with-DrCrispy93-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165830
ZombiU 2 listed on Amazon France - report A retail listing for a sequel to ZombiU has appeared on Amazon France.

ZombiU 2 was briefly listed on the site. The listing has since been taken down, but not before Jeuxvideo grabbed some screens.

According to the listing, the game will be released on October 17, 2015, and is coming to Wii U.

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:38:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5474f4658119e/ZombiU-2-listed-on-Amazon-France---report/?utm_source=rss Article#1165820
Far Cry 4 review [i]Far Cry 4[/i] doesn't have the element of surprise afforded its praised predecessor but does more than enough to live outside its shadow, and thus stands alone as a great game in its own right.

The previous Far Cry game was a terrific game mechanically-speaking, but its douche-bro protagonist and “satirical” storyline silliness slightly curdled what was otherwise straight-up creamy goodness. With Far Cry 4, Ubisoft takes steps to address these and other concerns, so although the gameplay isn’t as fresh this time around, the end result is a confection that proves equally tough to resist.

As was the case with its predecessor, Far Cry 4 gives you a tonne of things to do, mainly in the categories of crafting, collecting, and conquering. ‘Skyrim with guns’ is the oft-quoted, somewhat accurate shorthand for both games, but only if you believe Skyrim has peerless gameplay, which it most certainly does not. The wildlife here is as amusingly aggressive as ever, all NPCs drive like drunkards with lead feet, and firefights are often punctuated by the comically unpredictable effects of Far Cry’s fantastic systems colliding. At its best, it’s improvised slapstick comedy crossed with a big dumb action movie. What’s not to like?

Stealth is again the focus and it works well, but there are also the new and well-publicised options of riding an elephant into battle, or buzzing around in one-man heli-scooters that feel like flying lawnmowers. Other mechanical changes are also overwhelmingly positive. Protagonist Ajay can grapple to or from set points in the landscape, and even swing between grapple points like a militarized version of Tarzan.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:33:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/reviews/g547416f25b8f3/Far-Cry-4-review/?utm_source=rss Article#1165800
The Warehouse will no longer stock R18 games and movies The Warehouse and Noel Leeming will no longer stock R18 games and movies.

The change comes as The Warehouse Group looks to align its product range with its family-friendly brand values, reports The New Zealand Herald.

Warehouse chief executive Mark Powell says that the business' succcess had been established on a foundation of "putting our people and communities at the core of what we do."

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:14:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54741dbd1bf7d/The-Warehouse-will-no-longer-stock-R18-games-and-movies/?utm_source=rss Article#1165810
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin - announcement trailer This complete Dark Souls II experience will include all 3 Dark Souls II DLC contents (Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, Crown of the Ivory King), and new NPCs. FromSoftware claims it will offer a deeper storyline, improved graphics, and additional gameplay features and enhancements.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:29:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/videos/g5474129c43944/Dark-Souls-II-Scholar-of-the-First-Sin---announcement-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165790
BioShock developer Irrational appears to be staffing up again After announcing its imminent closure, the studio that created BioShock and BioShock Infinite appears to be hiring again.

In February, studio head Ken Levine announced that Irrational Games was "winding down" after the release of BioShock Infinite, and that he'd relinquished the studio's intellectual property to publisher 2K Games.

However, new listings on the Irrational website state that the studio is looking for an IT manager and a senior programmer.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:17:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g547404fbe105d/BioShock-developer-Irrational-appears-to-be-staffing-up-again/?utm_source=rss Article#1165780
Telltale's Tales from the Borderlands coming tomorrow Telltale has announced that the first episode of Tales from the Borderlands will be released tomorrow on PlayStation 3, 4, and PC.

The adventure game is a collaboration between Telltale, Gearbox and 2K, and is set in the popular Borderlands universe.

Telltale announced the dates in a tweet.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:56:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g5473fb4a2ed07/Telltales-Tales-from-the-Borderlands-coming-tomorrow/?utm_source=rss Article#1165770
Destiny - The Dark Below preview trailer Expand your Destiny adventure with a wealth new weapons, armor, and gear earned in new story quests and missions. Throw down in three new competitive multiplayer arenas. Form a Fireteam and take on new cooperative challenges, including a brand new six-player Raid.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:01:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/videos/g5473e1db11737/Destiny---The-Dark-Below-preview-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165760
StarCraft II pro disqualified for "rape" tweet aimed at female opponent A StarCraft II player was disqualified from a tournament after tweeting that he was about to "rape" his female opponent.

Mihaylo “Kas” Hayda [pictured] was booted from Fragbite Masters Season 3 tournament after he tweeted: "Going to rape some girl soon". The tweet has since been deleted.

His opponent, Madeleine “MaddeLisk” Leander, described the situation as scary, and said, "A few minutes into the first map the game was paused. I had no idea why but it was because of the tweet. The game went on and I lost 0-2. When the match was over I saw [the tweet] written by my opponent.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:40:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g5473ce33d6382/StarCraft-II-pro-disqualified-for-rape-tweet-aimed-at-female-opponent/?utm_source=rss Article#1165710
Thimbleweed Park hits Kickstarter goal in one week Thimbleweed Park, a proposed adventure game from genre heavyweights Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, has met its Kickstarter funding target in just one week.

Thimbleweed Park is a murder mystery that the pair calls “the true spiritual successor to Maniac Mansion and Monkey Island” - the two games have given Gilbert and Winnick the most recognition.

“It strips away all the cruft built up over the years and is distilled down to what we loved about the genre.”

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:45:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5473c1f0a35ef/Thimbleweed-Park-hits-Kickstarter-goal-in-one-week/?utm_source=rss Article#1165700
Bloodsucking controller axed by Kickstarter Kickstarter has put an end to a Canadian campaign that sought to turn a game controller into a blood collection unit.

Called Blood Sport: The Ultimate in Immersive Gaming, the unit would draw blood intravenously from a player whenever they took damage in a game.

Blood Sport had garnered CA$3,390 of the CA$250,000 it sought.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:12:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5473b9f46e5bf/Bloodsucking-controller-axed-by-Kickstarter/?utm_source=rss Article#1165690
Total War: Attila gets a release date The Creative Assembly has announced that Total War: Attila will be released internationally on February 18, 2015.

Anyone who pre-orders the game will get day-one DLC, The Viking Forefathers Culture Pack, for free. The pack includes three new playable factions, the Danes, the Jutes, and the Geats, each with their own traits, missions, and land and naval units.

The DLC will also be sold separately for US$7.99.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:13:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g5473ac95bca96/Total-War-Attila-gets-a-release-date/?utm_source=rss Article#1165680
Batman: Arkham Knight – Ace Chemicals Infiltration Part 1 trailer ACE Chemicals Part 1: Infiltration the first of three new gameplay videos from Batman: Arkham Knight. All feature Batman learning about his new foe – the Arkham Knight – as he enters ACE Chemicals. The video highlights new game features including the new “Fear Takedown”, as well as the seamless integration of the Batmobile into gameplay and Combat Mode. Watch as Batman takes on Arkham Knight’s henchmen to rescue the remaining ACE Chemicals plant workers and stop Arkham Knight from executing The Scarecrow’s plans.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:30:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g54739a21a05e7/Batman-Arkham-Knight-Ace-Chemicals-Infiltration-Part-1-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165650
Killler Instinct – Kan-Ra trailer Introducing Season Two's newest character.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:03:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g54739a92874de/Killler-Instinct-Kan-Ra-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165670
LittleBigPlanet 3 – Your Imagination To The Rescue trailer Sackboy's back, this time he's got a host of new tricks and he's also got back up with new pals Toggle, Oddsock & Swoop. Only with your imagination and their help can you save Bunkum from the evil Newton!

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:58:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/videos/g54739a52b6db7/LittleBigPlanet-3-Your-Imagination-To-The-Rescue-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1165660
Activision using copyright claims to remove Call of Duty exploit videos Activision is blocking YouTube videos it believes promote exploits and cheating in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Last week, Machinima sent an email out to its partners warning them that Activision was issuing copyright strikes on videos showing glitches.

"Activision is being particularly vigilant about their Call of Duty videos lately; issuing strikes on videos showing glitches," it said.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:33:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g547394fa73fe0/Activision-using-copyright-claims-to-remove-Call-of-Duty-exploit-videos/?utm_source=rss Article#1165640
High digital game prices allow for innovation – GameStop GameStop says the price of downloadable games should remain high so developers have the money to innovate.

In a post-earnings conference call last week (as reported by Games Industry), president Tony Bartel said a recent survey showed that gamers expect to pay about US$35 for a recently released game through digital channels.

Bartel also estimated that players have received US$100 million worth of "free" downloadable games in hardware bundles this year alone.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:31:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5473799351e4d/High-digital-game-prices-allow-for-innovation-GameStop/?utm_source=rss Article#1165630