Gameplanet New Zealand Latest updates from Gameplanet - New Zealand's #1 destination for gamers. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:01:58 +1300 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.3 (http://framework.zend.com) http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/ contact@gameplanet.co.nz (Gameplanet) Gameplanet Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition review A good game made great, [i]Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition[/i] is a flavoursome and entertaining open world action game that can be recommended practically without qualification.

Drawing inspiration from the classic film Infernal Affairs, open-world action title Sleeping Dogs was no slouch when it dropped on last-gen consoles and PC, but a host of small niggles kept it from instant classic status. That makes it my pleasure to report that almost all of these have been eliminated in the game’s Definitive Edition, easily vaulting Sleeping Dogs into the must-buy bracket for any newcomers. However, as usual, a rebuy is a curlier proposition for those already familiar with the saga of Wei Chen.

Shen is an undercover cop whose past as a gangster makes him the ideal candidate to infiltrate Hong Kong’s Sun on Yee Triad. Once on the inside, however, Shen’s loyalties and focus are divided as he grows attached to several of his fellow gangsters while plotting revenge on others for parts they played in his now-distant criminal past.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:24:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/reviews/g5449da9a9c6b3/Sleeping-Dogs-Definitive-Edition-review/?utm_source=rss Article#1162560
Outlast 2 is in development at Red Barrels Red Barrels is working on an sequel to 2013 survival horror Outlast, studio co-founder Philippe Morin has announced.

“After shipping the Xbox One version of Outlast, we took some time to analyze our situation and we quickly realised we had at least another horror game in us,” he told Bloody Disgusting.

“So, yes, we are working on Outlast 2.”

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:14:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5449e0082bb11/Outlast-2-is-in-development-at-Red-Barrels/?utm_source=rss Article#1162570
Xbox head discusses why PS4 installs are sometimes faster Phil Spencer, head of the Xbox division at Microsoft, has spoken at some length about why some games take an inordinately long time to install on Xbox One.

Speaking with IGN, Spencer said decreasing install times was high on Xbox's priority list. The reason some games take so long to install is because they were designed on the assumption that all Xbox One's would be always online, he added.

When Xbox acquiesced to fan demands that the Xbox One allow offline play, it meant that "all the install code-flows weren't as perfect as they could be," said Spencer.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:49:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5449d90f2108b/Xbox-head-discusses-why-PS4-installs-are-sometimes-faster/?utm_source=rss Article#1162550
Friday Briefing: Borderlands, The Unfinished Swan, Shadow Warrior, and more Brawler Samurai Warriors 4 (pictured above) is out now on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita.

Shadow Warrior is out now on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It’s worth a look – read our review of the PC version here.

Sandbox space construction game Space Engineers has sold a million copies through Steam Early Access. Here’s the Steam link if you’d like to make it 1,000,001.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:18:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5449c43573f1e/Friday-Briefing-Borderlands-The-Unfinished-Swan-Shadow-Warrior-and-more/?utm_source=rss Article#1162540
NCSoft announces layoffs at WildStar studio NCSoft has announced a round of redundancies across its Western operations.

WildStar developer Carbine bore the brunt of the redundancies. Up to 60 staff were let go from the Californian studio. Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet was the only studio unaffected by the redundancies.

NCSoft said it will continue to support its range of MMO titles, including Guild Wars 2, Aion, and Lineage.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:37:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5449ba7c46e0a/NCSoft-announces-layoffs-at-WildStar-studio/?utm_source=rss Article#1162530
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions gameplay dev diary Peter Cesario explains how Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions, out November 26 on PS4 and PS3, captures the spirit of the beloved series while introducing new game modes, 3-dimensional battlefields, and cooperative play.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity – Open World Activities dev diary In Assassin’s Creed Unity, you will evolve in an open Paris with seven different lively districts. From palaces to slums, you will enjoy exciting and diversified side missions. Play all new singleplayer side quests such as murder mysteries, and team up with your friends in the brand new Heist Missions.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:55:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g5449a390d2b77/Assassin-s-Creed-Unity-Open-World-Activities-dev-diary/?utm_source=rss Article#1162510
Sunset Overdrive – Welcome to Walter's Workshop trailer Lock, load, and get ready for a megaton of fun in Sunset Overdrive.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:52:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g5449a227206c8/Sunset-Overdrive-Welcome-to-Walters-Workshop-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1162500
Sunset Overdrive – Walter’s Workshop BTS dev diary Go behind the scenes of "Walter's Workshop" and see how we made some of the unreal weapons of Sunset Overdrive actually real.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:51:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-one/videos/g5449a1843c266/Sunset-Overdrive-Walter-s-Workshop-BTS-dev-diary/?utm_source=rss Article#1162490
A huge amount of Super Smash Bros. Wii U info drops Nintendo has unleashed a deluge of information about Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, which is coming to Australia and New Zealand on December 6.

In a first for the series, a special mode lets eight players fight simultaneously in local multiplayer on special larger stages to accommodate all the characters.

The Wii U version will also allow those playing locally to compete online with anyone. In the future, players will be able to set up customised Tourneys, and there will also be Official Tourneys. Players can Voice Chat with Friends through the GamePad before and after battle, on the Fighter Selection and Results screens.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:34:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54499dbbccdbe/A-huge-amount-of-Super-Smash-Bros.-Wii-U-info-drops/?utm_source=rss Article#1162480
Ubisoft sets out PC specs for Assassin's Creed Unity Ubisoft has released the minimum and recommended PC specs for Assassin's Creed Unity.

Assassin's Creed Unity is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 13.

Minimum requirements:

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:17:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g5449962d7e8ff/Ubisoft-sets-out-PC-specs-for-Assassins-Creed-Unity/?utm_source=rss Article#1162470
Co-op for free when PS4's Share Play goes live next week Share Play is coming to PlayStation 4 next week, Sony has announced.

Share Play allows 60 minutes of online co-op between friends, even if one player doesn’t own the game, and even if the game only supports local co-op.

It also allows a friend to spectate your game and even take control, so they can get past a tricky section for you.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:50:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5449944a8b759/Co-op-for-free-when-PS4s-Share-Play-goes-live-next-week/?utm_source=rss Article#1162460
Civilization: Beyond Earth review Boasting some clever innovations and generally smooth execution, Civilization: Beyond Earth is a sure bet for fans of the long-running series.

Things are fairly bleak at the outset of Civilization: Beyond Earth. The spiritual successor to Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri is based in a not-altogether-unlikely future wherein humans have destroyed Earth and need to start afresh on a new planet.

You play as the leader of a colony shipped off to inhabit this new planet, but you bring the divisions and tensions of Earth with you. There are other colonies, and wars break out, and you have to carefully manage your diplomatic relations as well as your armies and resources.

But, as in most Civ games, the narrative falls way down your list of priorities as you play through the game. What’s important is that Beyond Earth is as addictive as ever.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:29:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/reviews/g54497a0f0d501/Civilization-Beyond-Earth-review/?utm_source=rss Article#1162440
The Very Organized Thief is a first-person burglary title for PC A Melbourne duo are hoping to crowdfund a promising-looking first-person stealth title for PC that looks like it has a decent sense of humour.

“You know you shouldn’t be there, but you are compelled to collect everything on your list. You are The Very Organized Thief!” reads the game’s tagline.

“But darn it! One house isn't enough, even if some unforeseen force keeps moving everything around! You’re an ambitious thief with skills to prove and things you want to organize!”

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:23:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54498b25c93f1/The-Very-Organized-Thief-is-a-first-person-burglary-title-for-PC/?utm_source=rss Article#1162450
GTA: San Andreas re-release confirmed Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is getting a re-release on Xbox 360, Rockstar has confirmed.

The re-release runs at 720p and features better draw distances, and an additional 11 Achievements which included in the leaked list earlier this week.

The older version of San Andreas is no longer available on the Xbox 360 Marketplace, with the re-release replacing it on October 26.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:47:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5449775f93d05/GTA-San-Andreas-re-release-confirmed/?utm_source=rss Article#1162430
Linear games suffer in the Let's Play era – Far Cry 4 dev Linear games will struggle to stay relevant in the YouTube era, says Far Cry 4 creative director Alex Hutchinson.

"I'm really interested in emergent games and where that's going with video sharing and Twitch,” he told OXM.

"I think linear story games are really going to suffer in the modern marketplace.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:31:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g54496461eadb1/Linear-games-suffer-in-the-Lets-Play-era-Far-Cry-4-dev/?utm_source=rss Article#1162420
WoW's Oceanic servers to be migrated to Australia next week From next week, World of Warcraft's Oceanic servers will finally be hosted in Australia.

Blizzard announced the news tonight at a World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor pre-launch community event in Sydney.

For almost a decade, ANZ World of Warcraft players have played on US servers hosted in California. Select US servers were only categorised as Oceanic, and displayed Australian Eastern Time. The move to local hosting should significantly reduce lag for players in Australia and New Zealand.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:00:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g5448a7d98dd1b/WoWs-Oceanic-servers-to-be-migrated-to-Australia-next-week/?utm_source=rss Article#1162410
Assassin's Creed Unity hands-on In almost every way, Ubisoft's French heritage shines through in Assassin’s Creed Unity, a stealth adventure set in Paris over the course of the desperately bloody French Revolution. In every way but one: everyone in the game speaks with slightly stuffy English accents. No doubt Ubisoft was very keen to avoid demeaning ‘Pepé Le Pew’ stereotypes and ensure all the dialogue could be understood.

But this is a game set in France’s beating cultural heart at a moment in history when French patriotism was at its zenith. To hear everyone sounding like les rosbifs from the north is seriously jarring. Besides, if Looney Toons is confident that five-year-olds can understand an amorous skunk with a French accent, Ubisoft should demonstrate greater faith in the abilities of its own more mature audience.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:47:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/previews/g54487fa74aebe/Assassins-Creed-Unity-hands-on/?utm_source=rss Article#1162400
Legend of Grimrock 2 review Beautifully presented and expertly executed, [i]The Legend of Grimrock 2[/i] is everything that made the first game great, only now there is even more of it. Wonderful puzzles and plenty of variety will keep eager adventurers entertained until the very end.

Two years ago, an unknown Finnish developer quietly revived a long dead RPG sub-genre. Their love letter to the grid based dungeon crawler was a breath of fresh air, albeit from the dank confines of a trap-laden and monster-filled underground maze.

Combing classic game mechanics with modern visuals and design, Legend of Grimrock proved that the long-abandoned genre could still thrive in today’s hyper-competitive market. Two years and almost a million sales later, the team at Almost Human have released the sequel to their critically-lauded oddity.

Legend of Grimrock 2 takes everything that was in the first game and increases it in scope. No longer confined to the linear underground dungeons of the previous game, our party of escaped prisoners now has a large and relatively open island to explore. There are more monsters, items, traps, riddles, and – most importantly – more puzzles.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:13:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/reviews/g54487c09c6b36/Legend-of-Grimrock-2-review/?utm_source=rss Article#1162380
Legend of Grimrock 2 trailer A group of prisoners have shipwrecked on the secluded Isle of Nex. You must overcome horrible monsters, mysterious puzzles and deadly traps devised by the ominous mastermind of the island. Are you ready to uncover the secrets of Nex? Design, share and play custom scenarios with the included Dungeon Editor!

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:05:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g54487e439a592/Legend-of-Grimrock-2-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1162390
Rival Stars Basketball launch trailer Welcome to the game that Basketball fans have been waiting for. You will be the one who brings together a collection of star players and leads them to the pantheon of legends. Draft tremendous athletes and use their skills to leave your rivals in the dust. Make thrilling clutch plays with a swipe of your finger. Slam the decisive dunk home and leave their jaws on the floor. You are the inspiration.

Master one-swipe gameplay with steals, passes, shots, and dunks
Draft from hundreds of unique, fully-animated star player cards
Immerse yourself in deep card management with infinite strategy and plays
Claim outstanding prizes with regular online tournaments

Take your team to the top in Rival Stars Basketball.

Rival Stars Basketball is free-to-play but offers some game items for purchase with real money. You can disable in-app purchases in your device’s settings.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:38:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g544877da009b4/Rival-Stars-Basketball-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1162370
Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition is out next week on PC Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition will be out for Windows, Mac, and Linux on October 30, developer Beamdog has announced.

The fancied-up RPG will retail for US$20, and be available on Beamdog.net, Steam, and GoG. Releases for iOS and Android are coming soon at a price point of US$10.

Originally released in 2000, Icewind Dale is a Dungeons & Dragons game set in Wizards of The Coast's legendary Forgotten Realms universe.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:59:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g544864065e0e8/Icewind-Dale-Enhanced-Edition-is-out-next-week-on-PC/?utm_source=rss Article#1162360
Halo Nightfall trailer Halo Nightfall is a live action series providing insight into the origin and backstory of legendary manhunter Agent Locke (Mike Colter, “The Good Wife”), a pivotal new character in the Halo universe who will play a key role in Halo 5: Guardians. A strange and treacherous world exposes elite UNSC operatives to a much deeper danger.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:29:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g54484bc7b064b/Halo-Nightfall-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1162350
Rainbow Moon sequel Rainbow Skies announced A sequel to tactical RPG Rainbow Moon is coming to PlayStation platforms next year.

According to developer SideQuest Studios, Rainbow Skies takes place in a completely new world and is an indirect sequel to Rainbow Moon.

The game tells the story of the three young protagonists Damion, Layne, and Ashly, who meet under unforeseen circumstances and are caught in the deadly crossfire of two rival super powers.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:59:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5448444f61064/Rainbow-Moon-sequel-Rainbow-Skies-announced/?utm_source=rss Article#1162330
Rainbow Skies gameplay trailer Rainbow Skies takes place in a completely new world and is an indirect sequel to Rainbow Moon. The game tells the story of the three young protagonists Damion, Layne and Ashly, that meet under unforeseen circumstances and who become caught in the deadly crossfire of two rival superpowers.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:59:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g544844c4544ab/Rainbow-Skies-gameplay-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1162340
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – A New Era of Multiplayer trailer According to Sledgehammer, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Multiplayer is set to deliver one of the most game-changing experiences in franchise history. Watch some popular community members share their thoughts on the all-new movement system, customisation options, and more.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:40:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g544840582b0b0/Call-of-Duty-Advanced-Warfare-A-New-Era-of-Multiplayer-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1162320
Sunset Overdrive gameplay launch trailer Experience the open world, hyper-agility, over-the-top weaponry, enemies and factions of Sunset Overdrive – the game that rewrites the rules of traditional shooters and delivers an explosive, irreverent, stylish, and totally unique adventure exclusively to Xbox One.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:35:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-one/videos/g54483f1f39972/Sunset-Overdrive-gameplay-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1162310
Chariot launch trailer Chariot is a co-op physics-based platformer game in which a princess is tasked to bring His Majesty to his final resting place. It's out on Xbox One now, and coming soon to Wii U and PC.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:15:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g544834e96346e/Chariot-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1162290
Chariot is a cute Canadian couch co-op chucklefest Chariot is a cute-looking co-op platformer game from Canadian developer Frima Studio.

According to Frima, it's a humorous physics-based title in which a brave Princess and her fiancé carry a funeral wagon through ancient caves, fending off swarms of looters while amassing riches in order to bury the King's remains in a worthy, gold-filled tomb.

Players must extract riches from 25 environments spanning five levels, then make their way to the exit.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:10:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54483828bd477/Chariot-is-a-cute-Canadian-couch-co-op-chucklefest/?utm_source=rss Article#1162300
Is GTA San Andreas getting an HD reboot? A new list of Achievements for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has some fans hopeful that the classic game is about to get an HD remaster on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

2014 marks the 10 year anniversary of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, a date that Rockstar Games celebrated in GTA Online.

Adding fuel to the speculation is news that the "Classics" edition of San Andreas has been removed from the Xbox Live Marketplace and the PlayStation Network.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:07:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54483440db923/Is-GTA-San-Andreas-getting-an-HD-reboot/?utm_source=rss Article#1162280
Ex-EA boss Riccitiello takes over at Unity Unity CEO David Helgason has stepped down to allow former Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello to take over.

Unity makes game creation tools for developers. Its software development kits have been popular with independent and mobile development teams, while software development kits such as Epic's Unreal engine cornered the high-end PC and console market.

The number of developers who have used Unity has more than doubled in two years from approximately 300,000 in 2012 to approximately 630,000 this year, reports VentureBeat.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:38:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g544830fe72048/Ex-EA-boss-Riccitiello-takes-over-at-Unity/?utm_source=rss Article#1162270
Fractured Space is a large scale PvP title from Strike Suit Zero devs Some of the team behind space shooter Strike Suit Zero have formed a new studio to develop a space-based free-to-play PvP title.

Fractured Space is a five-on-five space combat game that according to Edge Case Games is more about tactics than dogfighting.

Players control massive, deeply-customised capital ships, and battles will be akin to Battlestar Galactica’s Battlestar tackling a Cylon Basestar, or Star Wars’ Star Destroyers fighting Rebel Alliance ships, said creative director Jim Mummery.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:04:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g544829c938dc8/Fractured-Space-is-a-large-scale-PvP-title-from-Strike-Suit-Zero-devs/?utm_source=rss Article#1162260
Class action lawsuit over Battlefield 4 launch fails A class action lawsuit accusing EA of misleading investors over Battlefield 4 has been dismissed by a federal judge in the US.

Last December, San Francisco law firm Robbins, Geller, Rudman, and Dowd filed a complaint against EA on behalf of anyone who bought EA stock between July 24 and December 4.

The suit claimed EA executives withheld information about pre-launch issues with Battlefield 4 from shareholders.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:08:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/news/g54481cab500ef/Class-action-lawsuit-over-Battlefield-4-launch-fails/?utm_source=rss Article#1162250
A new co-op horde mode is coming to Titanfall tomorrow A new four-player co-op mode is coming to Titanfall, Respawn Entertainment has announced.

Frontier Defense is a wave survival-style affair, and will be playable on all 24 of the game's maps.

Players will battle new enemies, and current enemies will be given new behaviours.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:13:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-one/news/g54480fdd03dd4/A-new-co-op-horde-mode-is-coming-to-Titanfall-tomorrow/?utm_source=rss Article#1162240
WWE 2K15 - The Game Has Changed trailer Take a look at this BTS video featuring WWE Superstar Cesaro, along with NXT Superstars Adrian Neville and Sami Zayn, performing their signature moves in the motion capture ring.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:56:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g54472a982f153/WWE-2K15---The-Game-Has-Changed-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1162220
Samurai Warriors 4 launch trailer Unleash devastation upon your enemies in the next chapter of the long-running Samurai Warriors series.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:46:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g544727fa65c26/Samurai-Warriors-4-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1162210
Monster mash-up: The creation of Sunset Overdrive Q: Sunset Overdrive’s influences reportedly include the Hyena Men of Kenya, I Am Legend, and The Young Ones, and there’s obviously a bit of Jetset Radio, Tony Hawk, and Ratchet & Clank in there too. How do you make these disparate things fit together?

Marcus Smith: From the get-go, we said this was gonna be a game for the mash-up culture. We’re in an era where the best YouTube videos are usually a mash-up of one idea with another, making something unique. The Hyena Men are a direct influence on our factions, the survivor groups we have in the world. We’re saying if the rules of society are suddenly gone, do we become like Burning Man, or does it become Lord of the Flies? We thought it would be interesting if you had people like the Hyena Men running around as a group. With I Am Legend, it was the book rather than the movie, but that was definitely a key thing early on – this idea of surviving the night and different things happening day and night. Ideas come from everywhere all the time, and it’s just figuring out how they’re gonna fit.

Q: It seems so hard to strike that balance where a protagonist is appealing in a broad sense and also funny but not cheesy. How do you find that sweet spot?

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:59:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-one/features/g54470895c3745/Monster-mash-up-The-creation-of-Sunset-Overdrive/?utm_source=rss Article#1162200
First Alien: Isolation DLC comes later this month The first downloadable add-on for Alien: Isolation will add a three new maps to Survival Mode and a new playable character.

Called Corporate Lockdown, the DLC pack will be available on October 28.

The new character is Seegson executive Ransome. He has been abandoned by his paymasters and must escape by navigating three new maps: Severance, Scorched Earth and Loose Ends.

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Door Kickers launch trailer Door Kickers is a real-time strategy game that puts you in charge of a SWAT team and lets you command them during a tactical intervention.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:42:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g5446f94b765fd/Door-Kickers-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1162160
Jagged Alliance: Flashback - launch trailer Based in the late-1980’s on the fictional Caribbean Island of San Hermanos, the elected president, 'The Prince', uses his powerful military force to halt a rebellious group attempting to overthrow his regime. The revolutionaries quickly find, they are powerless against the Prince's powerful military force.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition – The Inquisitor & Followers trailer What kind of hero will you be? As leader of the Inquisition, your decisions not only shape your journey, but that of your followers as well.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:33:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g5446fa6e981fb/Dragon-Age-Inquisition-The-Inquisitor-Followers-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1162170
Hearthstone coming to Android tablets this year Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will be available for Android tablets before the end of the year, Blizzard has announced.

"We're taking things one step at a time and we've got our sights set on a release for Android tablets, our next new platform, before the end of the year," wrote Blizzard. "We've just got a few more mana crystals to polish and some Angry Chickens to chase down."

In the same update, Blizzard announced that the long-awaited iPhone and Android phone editions were still some way from completion.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:14:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g5446f5c02e65b/Hearthstone-coming-to-Android-tablets-this-year/?utm_source=rss Article#1162140
Dev who threatened to kill Valve CEO apologises, quits The developer who yesterday threatened to kill Valve CEO Gabe Newell has resigned from Code Avarice, the studio he cofounded.

Paranautical Activity developer Mike Maulbeck yesterday aimed a volley of vitriolic tweets at Valve after the company's Steam digital distribution platform failed to correctly announce that his game had been released.

Valve responded to Maulbeck's tirade, which culminated in the death threat, by removing Paranautical Activity from Steam and closing the studio's administrator account.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:49:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g5446f0109b7ee/Dev-who-threatened-to-kill-Valve-CEO-apologises-quits/?utm_source=rss Article#1162130
Driveclub PS Plus Edition launch date still unknown Evolution Studios is not sure when the PlayStation Plus version of Driveclub will launch.

“PS Plus Edition news will come as soon as we have concrete info – sorry to keep you all waiting,” wrote the developer on the game’s official Facebook page.

Driveclub PS Plus Edition was supposed to launch with the full retail version on October 9, but was delayed when game struck server problems at launch.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:21:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/news/g5446ea84cb55f/Driveclub-PS-Plus-Edition-launch-date-still-unknown/?utm_source=rss Article#1162120
Metallica to close BlizzCon Rock legends Metallica will play BlizzCon's closing ceremony on Sunday, November 10 NZDT.

BlizzCon is a two-day convention held in Anaheim, California. At the event, members of Blizzard’s gaming community meet, play, and celebrate their shared passion for all things Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm.

Virtual tickets to BlizzCon, which will include Metallica's performance, are still available.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:14:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g5446e354f343b/Metallica-to-close-BlizzCon/?utm_source=rss Article#1162110
Hatred devs address accusations of bigotry, thank press for attention The small team of Polish developers behind Hatred, a game in which players carry out mass murders, have spoken out against accusations that they're linked to far-right extremist groups.

Hatred puts the player in the boots of a cold-blooded killer on a mass-shooting spree in New York State, whose aim is to "spread Armageddon", according to Destructive Creations.

In the wake of the game's controversial reveal, several sites reported that Destructive Creations CEO Jarosław Zieliński is a Facebook fan of the Polska Liga Obrony (Polish Defence League), an Islamophobic, anti-immigration, nationalist group in Poland.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:55:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g5446d408886dd/Hatred-devs-address-accusations-of-bigotry-thank-press-for-attention/?utm_source=rss Article#1162100
Driveclub review Driveclub is incredibly well put together but slightly bland, and is hampered by a lack of distinct personality.

Driveclub is a beautifully-presented arcade-style racer that, despite dispensing moments of exhilaration, ultimately feels sanitised and personality-free.

It may be gorgeous to look at, and it runs flawlessly at a responsive and rock-solid 30 frames per second, but Driveclub never conveys a feeling of high-speed danger. The majority of its 50 launch cars possess little in the way of personality, and the game slaps joy-sapping penalties on aggressive drivers.

These penalties come in the form of seconds-long acceleration prevention and speed reduction, and will stifle the progress of any player who dares to cut a corner or initiate too much contact with a rival’s vehicle.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:32:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/reviews/g5445e4fc12934/Driveclub-review/?utm_source=rss Article#1162080
Hyrule Warriors Master Quest Pack trailer The first batch of Hyrule Warriors DLC is out now.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:21:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g5445897700a84/Hyrule-Warriors-Master-Quest-Pack-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1161990
Developer threatens to kill Valve CEO, has game pulled from Steam A disgruntled indie developer has had his game pulled from Steam after he issued a death threat to Valve CEO Gabe Newell over Twitter.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:11:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g5445be47b98c1/Developer-threatens-to-kill-Valve-CEO-has-game-pulled-from-Steam/?utm_source=rss Article#1162070
The GTA V beta is a lie Rockstar has warned fans that invitations to participate in a Grand Theft Auto V beta for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC are fake.

The problem appears to have got far enough out of control that the developer has set up a dedicated page warning players against what it believes to be a phishing scam.

"Please Note: There is no pre-release ‘beta’ test for Grand Theft Auto V," reads the site. "If you see ads or solicitations to join a beta program, beware as this is likely some type of online phishing scam."

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:52:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-4/news/g5445975e5e511/The-GTA-V-beta-is-a-lie/?utm_source=rss Article#1162050