Gameplanet New Zealand Latest updates from Gameplanet - New Zealand's #1 destination for gamers. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:12:31 +1300 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.3 (http://framework.zend.com) http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/ contact@gameplanet.co.nz (Gameplanet) Gameplanet Grim Fandango Remastered review [i]Grim Fandango Remastered[/i] makes a terrific game widely-available once again, but more could have been done to update this returning classic.

Originally released in the late ‘90s, Grim Fandango quickly established itself as one of the best – if not the best – adventure game ever released. Its writing and wit in particular are considered by many to sit at the pinnacle of the genre. Unfortunately, Grim Fandango also signalled the death knell of the genre back in a time where publishers and players were far more interested in First-Person Shoot Gun than Third-Person Shakespeare.

Now, 17 years after its original release and a decade since it’s been available on store shelves, Tim Shafer’s team at Double Fine have released a remastered edition of this beloved classic. Touting high resolution textures, a new control scheme, improved audio, and creator commentaries, Grim Fandango seems on the verge of a triumphant return.

Grim Fandango follows four years in the unlife of Manuel Calavera; an indentured Grim Reaper working off his debt by ushering the recently-departed through the land of the dead to their final destination in the Ninth Underworld. What this actually means is that Manny sells travel packages to the deceased based on how well they have lived their lives.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:15:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/reviews/g54c84c0714625/Grim-Fandango-Remastered-review/?utm_source=rss Article#1171400
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Jan 2015 gameplay video This new Wild Hunt gameplay video features segments from the game prologue and Skellige Islands. The game is scheduled to launch May 19, 2015, and will be available on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:42:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g54c82cd1bdd2d/The-Witcher-3-Wild-Hunt-Jan-2015-gameplay-video/?utm_source=rss Article#1171390
Excessive Gaming Violins Q: You picked up the violin when you were six, is that right?

Lindsey Stirling: Yep!

Q: What was it that drew you to the violin?

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:12:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/features/g54c8198141f78/Excessive-Gaming-Violins/?utm_source=rss Article#1171360
Brian Fargo announces The Bard's Tale 4 Brian Fargo has announced plans for a sequel to The Bard's Tale 3 some 27 years after the game was released.

Fargo and inXile will seek the funds to develop The Bard's Tale 4 through Kickstarter.

In 2004, inXile released a comedic action adventure spin on the series called The Bard's Tale. Fargo said The Bard's Tale 4 would return to the series' roots, and would be "a proper sequel to the trilogy".

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:08:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54c819deee1ea/Brian-Fargo-announces-The-Bards-Tale-4/?utm_source=rss Article#1171370
Pix the Cat – Multiplayer trailer Planned for release end of January on PC, Pix the Cat, the addictive arcade game from studio Pastagames (Rayman Jungle Run), brings us a trippy trip with its crazy multiplayer mode in a new trailer!

After giving us an overview of its different game modes in the PC Reveal Trailer, Pix the Cat presents the “Arena” mode and its mechanics, developed with zany fun and wackiness in mind, for up to 4 players in local multiplayer.

Rule over the Arena by jousting against your friends in this local battle mode hosting up to four PixBots! With two players facing off on the same keyboard, connect additional controllers and blow your enemies to smithereens in epic battles.

Collect ammo-eggs to use as missiles, to lay mines or to stun your enemies. These ammo-eggs will also fuel your deadly dashes and emergency escapes. Fallen foes will transform into ghosts that pursue survivors tirelessly. If a ghost smashes into a Pixbot, it will steal its life force and blast back into battle with a vengeance.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:18:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g54c80d858780c/Pix-the-Cat-Multiplayer-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1171350
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds launch trailer Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds is a 2D beat 'em up from Mages/5pb, the makers of Steins;Gate, Bullet Soul, and other great games. Choose a fighter and battle against the bizarre minions of the evil wizard Phantom. Enjoy classic beat 'em up gameplay with a fighting game twist. Dash through colorful Tokyo locales, strengthen your characters, team up with your friends, fight dragons and killer robots!

Out now on Steam.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:14:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g54c80c8419080/Phantom-Breaker-Battle-Grounds-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1171340
Super Galaxy Squadron launch trailer Super Galaxy Squadron is [url=http://store.steampowered.com/app/345860]out now on Steam[/url].

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:05:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g54c80ab840a64/Super-Galaxy-Squadron-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1171330
Unreal Engine 4 – Unreal Paris Virtual Tour trailer A personal project by Benoît Dereau.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:34:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g54c7f30d1e4ed/Unreal-Engine-4-Unreal-Paris-Virtual-Tour-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1171320
Professional Lumberjack 2015 announce trailer A woodcutting simulator for PC.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:32:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g54c7f2f9dbd53/Professional-Lumberjack-2015-announce-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1171310
8BitMMO launch trailer 8BitMMO (http://8BitMMO.net) is a free retro-style 2D massively multiplayer game! It's a giant construction sandbox -- you can build a home or a castle in a persistent streaming world. Found and manage your own city. Fight evil Lawyercats and engage in player vs player battle.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:27:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g54c7e6819d11e/8BitMMO-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1171280
Blackguards 2 – Video Guide part 1 trailer Hello and welcome to our first out of four video guides for Blackguards 2, our strategy-RPG. These videos will deliver you clever tricks and useful tips to make sure you are the smartest conqueror in Southern Aventuria.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:24:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g54c7e4b89534d/Blackguards-2-Video-Guide-part-1-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1171270
Magicka 2 – An Interview Without the Vampire trailer Magicka 2, the forthcoming Wizard-filled spell-slinging game for PC and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Sit in on a very special conversation with Brad, who is not Vlad, who is not a vampire, as he comes to terms with his demons, and reminisces about slaying those demons using a fantastic spellcasting system with up to four players—ahem, Wizards. Signing up on the Magicka 2 website will offer would-be Wizards the chance to earn a variety of in-game goodies in the PC version, including new weapons, a new robe, and delightful avatars and icons on the Magicka 2 forums. These rewards can be unlocked by playing exclusive, never-before-seen Magicka 2 content not even included in the main game, giving players the chance to experience an exciting side story set in the rich lore of Midgard.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:22:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g54c7e39ddb467/Magicka-2-An-Interview-Without-the-Vampire-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1171260
Dragon's Dogma Online announced, but a western release is unlikely Capcom has announced that it is developing a Dragon's Dogma MMO, but has also stated it has no plans game to release it in the West.

Dragon's Dogma Online was revealed in Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu (translated by Siliconera, Gematsu, and NeoGAF). It will be a free-to-play action-RPG for PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3.

Online supports up to 100 players per lobby, and parties of up to four players and pawns can tackle its quests. Raids support up to eight.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:03:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54c7eebf042f9/Dragons-Dogma-Online-announced-but-a-western-release-is-unlikely/?utm_source=rss Article#1171300
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Havoc - Randall Higgins: KillCameraman trailer Ever wonder who’s on the other side of the KillCam? Meet Randall Higgins, the KillCameraman. With all of the mayhem-inducing content loaded into Havoc, the first DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Randall's going to have to elevate his game to keep up.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:35:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-one/videos/g54c71406ae0f8/Call-of-Duty-Advanced-Warfare-Havoc---Randall-Higgins-KillCameraman-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1171250
Heroes of the Storm ANZ beta key giveaway Blizzard's multiplayer online battle arena Heroes of the Storm is finally in closed beta, and Gameplanet has 750 beta invitations to give away!

To go in the draw, simply answer the question below. If you're in luck, keys will be emailed to winning entrants on Friday, 30th January.

Note that these keys are only valid for the Australia/New Zealand region.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:03:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/competitions/g54c5668419a50/Heroes-of-the-Storm-ANZ-beta-key-giveaway/?utm_source=rss Article#1171080
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected for PS4 recalled throughout Australia A nationwide product recall has been issued for Saints Row 4: Re-Elected on PlayStation 4 in Australia.

According to a statement issued to press, the version of the game sold in Australia over the weekend was incorrectly classified.

"Unfortunately over the weekend, it has come to light that the PlayStation 4 retail release of Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has a serious manufacturing issue and a nationwide recall is now underway in Australia," reads the statement.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:26:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54c6f69245fc0/Saints-Row-IV-Re-Elected-for-PS4-recalled-throughout-Australia/?utm_source=rss Article#1171240
A remaster of PS2 adventure Fahrenheit is coming to Steam – rumour A remaster of David Cage's 2005 adventure Fahrenheit (AKA Indigo Prophecy) is allegedly coming to PC and Mac this month.

Eurogamer spotted a since-removed Amazon entry for the game, titled Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered.

The release date was stated as January 29, and the price was US$10 for a Steam key for the uncut (European) version.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:13:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54c6f43822761/A-remaster-of-PS2-adventure-Fahrenheit-is-coming-to-Steam-rumour/?utm_source=rss Article#1171230
Sarkeesian to create new series examining masculinity in games Feminist critic and gaming gadfly Anita Sarkeesian has announced plans to create a new series that explores masculinity in video games.

Sarkeesian made the announcement in non-profit Feminist Frequency's first annual report.

In addition to producing new episodes of Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, Sarkeesian and company will produce a new miniseries that presents "examples of positive female characters in video games", and a series that explores "the representation of men and masculinity in video games."

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:31:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54c6c68f81375/Sarkeesian-to-create-new-series-examining-masculinity-in-games/?utm_source=rss Article#1171210
Five Nights at Freddy's 3 teaser trailer Thirty years after Freddy Fazbear's Pizza closed it's doors, the events that took place there have become nothing more than a rumor and a childhood memory, but the owners of "Fazbear's Fright: The Horror Attraction" are determined to revive the legend and make the experience as authentic as possible for patrons, going to great lengths to find anything that might have survived decades of neglect and ruin.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:37:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g54c6be491685a/Five-Nights-at-Freddys-3-teaser-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1171200
Forza Motorsport 6 – Ford GT Behind-the-Scenes trailer Follow Xbox inside the top-secret Ford GT design studio for an insider’s look at the ultimate enthusiast supercar. Join Forza Motorsport design director Dan Greenawalt and the creators of the Ford GT as they prepare for the vehicle’s public debut at the North American International Auto Show and unveil as the Forza Motorsport 6 cover car.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:21:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/xbox-one/videos/g54c6b8afbaa22/Forza-Motorsport-6-Ford-GT-Behind-the-Scenes-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1171190
Homeworld Remastered Collection – Release Date trailer The Homeworld Remastered Collection introduces Relic's acclaimed space strategy games Homeworld and Homeworld 2 to modern players and operating systems using the newest sophisticated graphics rendering technology, plus a fully remastered score and new, high fidelity voice recordings by the original actors, and more!

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:18:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g54c6b827c864b/Homeworld-Remastered-Collection-Release-Date-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1171170
Dying Light box copies delayed, Be the Zombie mode free Dying Light’s Be the Zombie mode will now be made available to all players for free, Techland has announced.

The mode, which allows a player to control certain zombies in the game and attack others online, was originally a pre-order-only bonus.

However, Techland has announced that physical copies of Dying Light have been delayed a month in regions outside of North America, and so by way of apology, it will gift the mode to everyone for free.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:42:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g54c6b4c0291b4/Dying-Light-box-copies-delayed-Be-the-Zombie-mode-free/?utm_source=rss Article#1171160
Life is Strange – Butterfly Effect dev diary Delve deeper into the new episodic PS4 adventure from Dontnod and Square-Enix.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:28:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g54c6aae30f6ad/Life-is-Strange-Butterfly-Effect-dev-diary/?utm_source=rss Article#1171150
Silence: The Whispered World 2 trailer A cinematic from Daedalic Entertainment's upcoming adventure title.

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Don't oversell HoloLens, warns Molyneux Game designer and former Microsoft insider Peter Molyneux has warned the company not to overpromise on what its holographic headset can deliver.

"I did see the early versions of HoloLens and played around with a few things on it," Molyneux told GamesIndustry.biz. "It was very, very early days in the technology. It is, I have to say a magical experience, seeing these objects in the real world. The problem I think is to make it feel like it is in the real world and not projected into your eye. I think it's, for me, more exciting than even VR but it shares a similar problem as VR does and that is: what is the application going to be?"

"For me, some of the stage demos they had were magical as they were building drones on stage and you start to think back to your Kinect days and how exhausting that would be to move your arm around and tap with your fingers. And this is the problem with VR - the applications that we think are going to be great on it quite often are exhausting or very challenging. My hope is that their concept video doesn't over promise what the technology can deliver. Because the actual experience of seeing a 3D object projected into the world is a magical one.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:21:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54c6aa3119868/Dont-oversell-HoloLens-warns-Molyneux/?utm_source=rss Article#1171130
Gunsport – PS4 trailer Gunsport is a cyberpunk volleyball with guns-style eSport for the PS4, coming in late 2015.

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Dying Light launch trailer Experience an all-new story of survival set in a city devastated by a mysterious infection. Play as Kyle Crane, an undercover operative sent to the quarantine zone with the mission to locate a high-ranking military officer gone missing. As you mission goes sour almost instantly, you soon find yourself caught in the midst of a desperate fight for survival.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:50:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g54c6a4e8c1ef7/Dying-Light-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1171100
Grow Home teaser trailer A trailer for Grow Home, a "a quirky, experiential climbing game" developed by Ubisoft Reflections, and coming to Windows PCs via Steam February 4.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:45:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g54c6a4e73300c/Grow-Home-teaser-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1171090
Grow Home is an experimental physics-based platformer from a small Ubisoft team The latest project to emerge from Ubisoft’s passion project incubator is Grow Home, a physics-based platformer for PC.

Grow Home is being developed by an eight-person team at Driver: San Francisco studio Ubisoft Reflections, and was inspired by the likes of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Wall-E.

According to Ubisoft, Grow Home is the story of BUD, a Botanical Utility Droid sent on a mission across the galaxy to seek out a new species of flora to help oxygenate his home world. He finds the perfect specimen in the Star Plant – a giant beanstalk he must climb so he can harvest its seeds.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:43:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54c6a68e985de/Grow-Home-is-an-experimental-physics-based-platformer-from-a-small-Ubisoft-team/?utm_source=rss Article#1171110
The Top 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2015 The Top 100 Most Anticipated Games of 2015: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4


#10 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege XO PS4 PC

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:00:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/features/g54c1c7e6d6906/The-Top-10-Most-Anticipated-Games-of-2015/?utm_source=rss Article#1171070
Trials Fusion – Online Multiplayer launch trailer The most awaited feature in Trials Fusion is now available for free! Play with up to 8 players online in 3 amazing game modes: - Online X-Supercross -Private Game -Private Game with Spectator Let the competition starts now!

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:11:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g54c1741754049/Trials-Fusion-Online-Multiplayer-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1171060
Final Fantasy Type-0 – Orience News Combat Special trailer With Rubrum now fighting alone in the battle for peace in Orience, we follow the elite combat force of Class Zero deeper into battle as they improve their skills. We take a closer look at their styles and techniques and study their key methods of combat - including party-based combat, unique abilities, magic and summoning.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:17:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g54c152d8b0be0/Final-Fantasy-Type-0-Orience-News-Combat-Special-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1170960
World of Speed – Race the World trailer In World of Speed you'll race at a variety of locations from around the globe. Whether it’s the sunny streets of San Francisco, the picturesque Cote d'Azur or way up in the Mountains there is a track for every racer. In this trailer you'll take a look at some of the locations we've already revealed but you'll also get a first look at a brand new location called the Mountain Spiral Road and a glimpse at some of the locations we have yet to reveal.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:14:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g54c15c4575d87/World-of-Speed-Race-the-World-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1171040
The Witcher Battle Arena launch trailer Play for FREE! The Witcher Battle Arena is now available! Fast, fun and accessible MOBA game designed exclusively for mobile devices.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:12:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g54c15c43ebf6d/The-Witcher-Battle-Arena-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1171030
Breach & Clear: Deadline – Early Access trailer Developers Mighty Rabbit Studios and Gun Media, in association with Gambitious Digital Entertainment and co-publisher brethren Devolver Digital, are proud to release a new infection into the wild today, as the top-down shooter, Breach & Clear: Deadline, hits Steam Early Access.

Breach & Clear: Deadline drops players into urban decay as an infection is quickly engulfing the city. As the leader of an elite tactical squad, you must find the source of the infection and stop it before it gets out of hand. Lead your team into a massive, complex inner-city, strategize on the fly against the hordes you'll encounter and try to stay alive using creative combinations of what resources you have.

Released last summer in early alpha form to select testers, the developers have implemented a plethora of player feedback into the Early Access version, including daily leaderboards for competitive players, massive additions to the open world areas, new enemies, and dozens of side quests allowing you to level up, gain experience, and a variety of new weapons.

Breach & Clear: Deadline is now available on Steam Early Access for $14.99.

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Nosgoth – Open Beta launch trailer In Nosgoth, players take part in savage, team-based PvP combat as Humans and Vampires fight over the fate of a war-ravaged land -- relying on an arsenal of ranged weaponry and lethal devices as Humans, or visceral melee attacks and inhuman abilities as Vampires. Players will experience what it is like to be on both sides of the Human-Vampire war in Nosgoth. Choosing from a range of unique classes within each faction, experience is gained during battle in order to customise their look, skill set and equipment.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:09:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g54c1596272dc4/Nosgoth-Open-Beta-launch-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1171010
Grim Fandango Remastered release trailer Double Fine's Remaster of Grim Fandango is out this month on PS4 and PC.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:07:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g54c15cbb2cbe0/Grim-Fandango-Remastered-release-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1171050
Dead Rising: Watchtower trailer DEAD RISING: WATCHTOWER takes place during a large-scale zombie outbreak. When a mandatory government vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, the four leads must evade infection while also pursuing the root of the epidemic, with all signs pointing to a government conspiracy.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:05:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g54c1593d6cba9/Dead-Rising-Watchtower-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1171000
Ronin announcement trailer Ronin is stylish a turn-based action platformer following the exploits of a vengeful heroine determined to strike down five prominent figures of a powerful corporation. Move with precision by meticulously planning out each silent step, soaring leap, and devastating swing of your blade from the shadows as you seek your revenge. Turn-Based Action: Carefully plot your movements to setup the perfect strike before retreating back into the shadows or boldly confronting your opposition head-on with your katana. Decisive Strikes: Dispatch all that oppose you with your lethal blade and razor wire or avoid their attacks with a holographic replicator and grappling hook to find a more advantageous position. Path to Vengeance: Battle through over fifteen complex missions as you stalk and cut down five closely guarded figures within a secretive conglomerate.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:49:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/videos/g54c158e143aae/Ronin-announcement-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1170990
Former exec admonishes top Nintendo brass Former Nintendo executive Dan Adelman says Nintendo's current management team "do not understand modern gaming".

Adelman, a developer liaison who left Nintendo in August 2014, has been outspoken about the company since his departure. He claimed to have been issued a social media gag order after he described the "Wii U" name as "abysmal".

In a new interview with Dromble, Adelman gave his view on why Nintendo is so slow to adopt new trends in gaming.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:54:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54c1547c72d27/Former-exec-admonishes-top-Nintendo-brass/?utm_source=rss Article#1170980
Online shooter APB Reloaded is coming to XO and PS4 Free-to-play online multiplayer shooter APB Reloaded is on its way to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

It is expected to launch in the second quarter of 2015, and like the PC version will contain microtransactions.

An Xbox Live Gold subscription will be required on Xbox One, but PlayStation 4 owners can play it without PlayStation Plus.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:46:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54c1538cde3d1/Online-shooter-APB-Reloaded-is-coming-to-XO-and-PS4/?utm_source=rss Article#1170970
Microsoft also exploring PC to Xbox One streaming Microsoft has said it is exploring the possibility of streaming PC games to the living room via Windows 10 and Xbox One.

Yesterday, Microsoft announced the Xbox app for Windows 10, which will allow users to stream Xbox One exclusives to Windows 10 PCs and tablets. Microsoft demonstrated Forza Motorsport 5 being played on a Surface Pro 3 tablet.

In a session after the reveal, Xbox lead Phil Spencer said Microsoft is looking at streaming in the other direction as well.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:34:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54c15039f1556/Microsoft-also-exploring-PC-to-Xbox-One-streaming/?utm_source=rss Article#1170950
Game of Thrones - Episode 2 coming in February The second episode in Telltale's Game of Thrones adventure game series will be released at the start of February.

To coincide with the announcement, Telltale has released a new teaser video and a story synopsis that you'll probably want to avoid if you haven't played episode one yet.

Game of Thrones will be released on February 3 for PC, Mac, PS3 and PS4, on February 4 for Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and February 5 for iOS.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:14:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g54c14ab043483/Game-of-Thrones---Episode-2-coming-in-February/?utm_source=rss Article#1170940
Game of Thrones Ep 2: The Lost Lords trailer House Forrester is in disarray.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:13:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g54c14a472574b/Game-of-Thrones-Ep-2-The-Lost-Lords-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1170930
More Microsoft exclusives will be coming to PC Yesterday, Microsoft announcement that Fable Legends would be compatible across PC and Xbox One. Now, the company has promised that more of the games it publishes will be cross-platform.

In a recap of yesterday's Windows 10 reveal on Xbox Wire, Mcirosoft said, “Today we announced that we are bringing Fable Legends to Windows 10 PCs, day-and-date with the Xbox One version in 2015.

“This means Fable fans running Windows 10 will be able to play against their fellow gamers on Xbox One. It’s the same game, in the same world, on the same map.

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:01:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/news/g54c146d30efe1/More-Microsoft-exclusives-will-be-coming-to-PC/?utm_source=rss Article#1170920
Meet Lindsey Stirling backstage in Auckland Global social media phenomenon, electric violinist and gaming enthusiast LINDSEY STIRLING is returning to Australia and New Zealand this summer!

To celebrate, we're giving two Kiwis and a friend each the chance to head along to the show on February 14 at The Powerstation in Auckland, and to meet Lindsey backstage!

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:00:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/competitions/g54b311f984a72/Meet-Lindsey-Stirling-backstage-in-Auckland/?utm_source=rss Article#1169500
The Top 100 Most Anticipated Games of 2015 - Part 3 The Top 100 Most Anticipated Games of 2015: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4

#40 Dead Island 2 XO PS4 PC

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:43:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/features/g54c088899e8d3/The-Top-100-Most-Anticipated-Games-of-2015---Part-3/?utm_source=rss Article#1170900
Evolve hands-on Over the course of Evolve's big alpha and its technical beta, Turtle Rock has demonstrated a remarkable talent for finding a spectacularly uneasy balance on both sides of their asymmetrical monster-themed shooter.

Games like Evolve are are nothing new, and yet few try to fully push the boundaries of what can be done when matching up two disparate enemies. Even the benchmark games within the genre still rely on teams of different-but-equal power facing off against each other. The same cannot be said for Evolve, and that's unique and exciting.

The monster will utterly destroy any individual hunter, and probably any team of three or less. It's only when all four hunters are working together that the team has any chance of killing a fully-evolved Goliath, Kraken, or Wraith. Turtle Rock is obviously still refining the specifics of each monster, and will no doubt continue to do so even after release, but even between the two pre-release builds I’ve played, it's clear how the ongoing balancing has improved the player experience from alpha to beta. The player-controlled monsters always present a steep challenge, but it's never an insurmountable one.

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:36:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/previews/g54bf07374c9d5/Evolve-hands-on/?utm_source=rss Article#1170720
Alien: Isolation sells through 1m copies [clarification] Sega today announced that its cult survival-horror hit Alien: Isolation had passed one million sales.

“It has been fantastic to watch the reviews come in and read of the reactions of players, hidden in the bowels of Sevastopol Station, terrified to make the next move,” said creative lead Alistair Hope. “We set out to make the Alien game we had always wanted to play and from these figures it seems we also succeeded in making the Alien game another million wanted to play. We hope many more gamers enjoy Alien: Isolation in 2015.”


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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:17:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/news/g54c06b2a5429e/Alien-Isolation-sells-through-1m-copies-clarification-/?utm_source=rss Article#1170890
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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:13:00 +1300 http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/pc/videos/g54c0591dae4df/Evolve-The-Survival-Guide-trailer/?utm_source=rss Article#1170880