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Published by Charlotte Buckingham on August 29, 2014 New 3DS Console: Nintendo Direct 29/08/14

Nintendo Direct IwataNintendo aired their latest Nintendo Direct presentation tonight. It focused on the 3DS, and was for game news specific to Japan. It ran for 32 minutes and revealed a number of fresh game details and even a whole new console! Yes, you read that correctly. Read on to find out what was announced.

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Published by Matt on August 29, 2014 Valve Heads To Court Over Refund Policy

Steam-Logo-100x100The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, responsible for regulating consumer law for businesses are set to institute proceedings in the Australian Federal Court over several misleading representations of consumer guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law.

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Published by Jamie on August 26, 2014 Amazon To Acquire Twitch

Twitch logoAfter what seemed like a lock that Google would acquire streaming service Twitch, it was announced today that online shopping juggernaut Amazon would acquire Twitch. The deal sees Amazon purchasing all shares of Twitch Interactive for $970 Million, with the deal expected to close some time before the end of the year.  Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie on August 13, 2014 EA/Bioware Announce Shadow Realms

Shadow Realms logoAfter weeks of teases, Bioware’s latest project has finally been unveiled: An online action RPG known as Shadow Realms. The game, announced during EA’s Gamescom press conference, is a 4 vs 1 online action RPG that’s heavily story driven.

The setup is that each encounter sees you make a number of key decisions which alter the course of the story as you take control of one of four heroes drawn into a centuries old conflict against the “Shadow Legions”, with the other player taking control of the Shadowlord, who controls the Shadow Legions and can alter the environment to their whim.  Aesthetically, the game attempts to bring fantasy tropes in a more contemporary setting, allowing players to battle in Paris with machine gun wizards. In addition, the game will also be presented in an episodic model, each coming with their own new characters and choices and cliffhangers. Continue reading »

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Published by Donald on August 13, 2014 Six Stories From Gamescom

Gamescom logoGamescom is Europe’s largest gaming convention, and sits alongside E3 and Tokyo Game Show as a vehicle for  major announcements. This year’s Gamescom is no exception, with several stories coming out of Microsoft’s and Sony’s press events.

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Published by Donald on August 7, 2014 Twitch Implements Audio Recognition, Changes to VODs

Twitch logoThe streaming service Twitch has announced a number of changes to its service, most notably implementing audio-recognition controls onto Past Broadcasts and Highlights videos stored on its site.

Twitch will now scan archived videos using the third-party service Audible Magic for any piece of audio that is controlled by Audible Magic clients — this includes in-game and ambient music. If it detects any deemed copyright breach in a 30 minute block of video, Twitch will mute that entire half-hour.

These audio controls will not be implemented into live streams. Continue reading »

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Published by New Game Plus Staff on August 5, 2014 Congratulations To Our ROCCAT Winners

ROCCAT logoThanks to ROCCAT and Kong Computers, we have been giving you the chance to win some ROCCAT gaming gear, from mice to headsets to keyboards, every week since Episode 100. We are excited to announce the first wave of winners! So without further ado, congratulations to our contest winners! Continue reading »

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Published by Donald on July 31, 2014 Deep Silver Acquires Homefront: The Revolution

Publisher Deep Silver has acquired the Homefront brand from Crytek, less than two months after Homefront: The Revolution was announced. The game’s development team, originally working out of Crytek UK’s offices, will be transferred to Deep Silver’s newly founded Dambuster Studios; both offices are located in Nottingham.

Following this announcement, Crytek confirmed this sale and additionally confirmed layoffs from its US studio. Crytek US was working on Hunt: Horrors of the Gilded Age; development of this title will be transferred to Crytek Frankfurt.  Continue reading »

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Published by Donald on July 30, 2014 EA Unveils New Subscription Service

EA AccessEA has announced EA Access, its new subscription service launching on Xbox One. For $5.99 per month (or $39.99 per year), EA Access subscribers will receive a number of benefits, including access to a library of games, a 10% discount on digitally purchased EA titles and the ability to download and play upcoming games five days before release. Continue reading »

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Published by Donald on July 23, 2014 Battlefield: Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition Delayed

Battlefield HardlineBattlefield: Hardline has been delayed and will be released in 2015, while Dragon Age: Inquisition has been pushed back from October 9 to November 21.

DICE Vice President an General Manager Karl Magnus Troedsson explained the reasons for Battlefield: Hardline‘s delay in a blog post, citing feedback from the recent beta: “This feedback…spurred us to start thinking about other possibilities and ways we could push Hardline innovation further and make the game even better. The more we thought about these ideas, the more we knew we had to get them into the game you will all be playing. However, there was only one problem. We would need more time. Time that we didn’t have if we decided to move forward with launching in just a couple of months.” Continue reading »

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