Destiny's First Expansion, The Dark Below Releases 9th December - Something Lurks Deep Below

Destiny's First Expansion, The Dark Below Releases 9th December - Something Lurks Deep Below

Bungie will be releasing the first expansion to Destiny, The Dark Below on 9th December. It adds new quests and 3 new story missions. For those into loot and levelling up, you can expect lots of new gear and the light level cap now raised to 32. It’s probably not going to satisfy your craving for a proper story but if you wanted more stuff to do, new raids, new strikes new crucible maps, The Dark Below has all that. Currently you can only buy the expansion pass which includes expansion I and II at USD$34.99... which seems pretty expensive for only two expansions. The Dark Below alone will set you back USD$19.99. Check out the cinematic trailer for The Dark Below...

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Here's How Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Looks On The PC - The Glory of 60 FPS & Deferred Lighting

Here's How Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Looks On The PC - The Glory of 60 FPS & Deferred Lighting

There are new screenshots posted on Nvidia's GeForce website that shows comparison between the PC version and the PS4 version. You can clearly see the PC version has a lot more lighting details and reflective surfaces which make these night scenes look quite stunning. Plus, they're saying it runs at 60 FPS... of course that depends on your rig. You can check out the minimum requirement of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes here. It releases December 18th on Steam.

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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Review In Pictures - The Final Frontier

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Review In Pictures - The Final Frontier

Firaxis are the masters of turn-based 4X strategy games. What happens when you take their critically acclaimed Civilization V to space? Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is the answer and it’s the second time they've gone to space (with the first being Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri). Does it live up to the venerable strategy games’ pedigree? Does it bring new strategic options to the tried and tested Civilization formula? Find out with my review in pictures below...

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Be Prepared For PC Games Sales Season on Steam & Origin This Coming Week

Be Prepared For PC Games Sales Season on Steam & Origin This Coming Week

EA has hinted an upcoming sales campaign on Origin... presumably for the fall/autumn season this coming week. Origin isn't the only other outlet with an upcoming autumn sale, rumour has it that PayPal has outed the date of the next Steam Sale. In an email to customers, they state that the Steam Sales begin on November 26th as spotted by VG247

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The Crew Goes Open Beta For PS4 & Xbox One From 25 - 27 November

The Crew Goes Open Beta For PS4 & Xbox One From 25 - 27 November

Ubisoft's open world racing game, The Crew, will go into open beta in the coming week for the consoles. Announced on the Ubisoft blog, the open beta will give players access to the street and dirt spec vehicles and open up PvP racing. In The Crew, players have the entire United States as the open world racing environment for multiple vehicle types with many different race modes. Want to know more about what you can expect in the open beta and how to race with your 'crew'? Check out this handy 101 gameplay video on The Crew below. The Crew comes out for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One on 2nd December.

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Why I Think The Battlefield Series Needs Some Time Off - More Destruction Just Wont Be Enough

Why I Think The Battlefield Series Needs Some Time Off - More Destruction Just Wont Be Enough

Recent reports suggest that the next Battlefield game... let’s call it Battlefield 5... will be a military-based shooter. This comment by EA comes from the fact that the next Battlefield game, Battlefield: Hardline changes the focus to police and robbers. While Battlefield: Hardline is mainly being developed by Visceral Games, we do know that DICE in Sweden is working on a new Battlefield... but is a modern military shooter what we really want?

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Telltale Games' Game of Thrones Gets First Gameplay Footage In Teaser Trailer

Telltale Games' Game of Thrones Gets First Gameplay Footage In Teaser Trailer

It's a teaser of a more complete trailer that will be released at a later date. Obviously with leaked screens of the game, people are getting rather impatient about getting an official look at how the video game translation of Game of Thrones would look like. In short... it looks pretty sharp. It's also got a subtitle... Iron from ice and it sees some of the cast members from the series reprising their role... including a certain Mr Peter 'That wizard came from the moon' Dinklage. The first episode of this new adventure game is set to release later this year for the PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and iOS. Check out the teaser trailer below...

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Hearts of Iron IV New Dev Diary Video Talks In Detail About The Tanks of World War II

Hearts of Iron IV New Dev Diary Video Talks In Detail About The Tanks of World War II

What better way to talk about the tanks in Hearts of Iron IV than to talk about them (and show them) from a war museum. The Paradox team talks about the difference in tank design by the World War II armies and how these have been modeled in the game. There's lots of shots of the new tech tree and gameplay footage that show the new day night cycle effect (it looks pretty rad). For more gameplay footage, you can follow a livestream of the game by the devs on their Twitch channel at 10pm today. Hearts of Iron IV is scheduled for release on PC, Mac and Linux next year. Check out the video below...

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Titanfall Deluxe Out Now On Origin - Includes All 3 DLC Map Packs

Titanfall Deluxe Out Now On Origin - Includes All 3 DLC Map Packs

Since its launch Titanfall has attracted a total of 7 million players. It’s got 3 different map packs and updates that have added a new marketplace, new multiplayer game modes and even the new co-op mode. If you've been holding out till now (as usual with the case with games, you always get a better deal later), you'll be glad to know you can purchase Titanfall Deluxe on Origin for SG$49.99 with all the DLCs. It will be out for the Xbox One on November 25th (at USD$49.99).

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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes PC Requirements IS Pretty Beefy - Comes To Steam December 18th

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes PC Requirements IS Pretty Beefy - Comes To Steam December 18th

Konami has posted the short (very, very short) pre-Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain, game's minimum and recommended system requirements on Steam. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes released on the consoles back in March. It was panned by critics for being way too short while the price was nearly that of a full game (Konami adjusted the pricing later but it was still pretty expensive). 

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Mordheim: City of The Damned Brings Tactical Turn-Based Combat With Warhammer Lore

Mordheim: City of The Damned Brings Tactical Turn-Based Combat With Warhammer Lore

Mordheim is a classic Games Workshop tabletop game. Mordheim: City of The Damned is a tactical RPG based on the tabletop game. It's set in the Warhammer world Empire City, so it has a very gothic horror fantasy look to it. Gameplay wise it has free-form movement (no moving in hexes). It somewhat reminds me of the recently rereleased Valkyria Chronicles. Mordheim will feature single player as well as multiplayer and will be available as a Steam early access game soon. Check out the gameplay demo video below... 

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Battlfield 4 Makes Its Final Stand Today - Final DLC Releases For Battlefield Premium Members

Battlfield 4 Makes Its Final Stand Today - Final DLC Releases For Battlefield Premium Members

While Battlefield Premium member will get to play the final DLC for Battlefield 4, Final Stand today, it will be available to the rest of us (non-Premium members) on December 2nd. This DLC adds four new artic themed maps... not so exciting eh. But they turn things around by introducing futuristic prototype weapons and vehicle, like the new Rorsch MK-1 railgun and a hover tank.... that's a freaking tank... that hovers.

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Assassin's Creed Unity's Third Update Detailed In New Ubisoft Live Update

Assassin's Creed Unity's Third Update Detailed In New Ubisoft Live Update

Patch 2 improved some small things in game including the frame rate in cinematic (it's still a bit laggy though) but it still left me quite underwhelmed. In patch 3, Ubisoft stated that Crowd AI will be given more polish, fixing stuff like NPC navigation and animations, as well as making the online matchmaking and connectivity more stable. They are also looking at frame rate drops in the game and will be giving more details about it in the coming days. No release date for this patch has been announced and a final list of fixes has not been pinned down.

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Escape Dead Island Launches on November 18th For The PC, Xbox 360 & PS3 - Zombie Apocalypse Goes Mental

Escape Dead Island Launches on November 18th For The PC, Xbox 360 & PS3 - Zombie Apocalypse Goes Mental

Deep Silver are expanding the Dead Island brand to many new properties. Escape Dead Island is one of em' and it's a third person action adventure survival mystery of sorts. It's also rather insane... the protagonist is potentially going mental. Check out the launch trailer below...

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A Year On, XCOM: Enemy Within Finally Released On iOS & Android Devices

A Year On, XCOM: Enemy Within Finally Released On iOS & Android Devices

One of my favourite games of 2013 just got ported to the iOS and Android platform (USD$12.99). Correction... actually the expansion just got released. This is nearly a year after it’s PC and Mac release. XCOM: Enemy Unknown got an iOS release last year but many wanted Firaxis to releases the expansion. The wait is now over. This is a standalone expansion so you need not have the vanilla game on your mobile device. The original XCOM: Enemy Unknown on both the App store and Google Play store has been replaced with Enemy Within. Check out the release trailer below...

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Far Cry 4 101 Gameplay Trailer Gives Us A Glimpse of The Action In The Himalayan Region of Kyrat

Far Cry 4 101 Gameplay Trailer Gives Us A Glimpse of The Action In The Himalayan Region of Kyrat

Here's a quick primer of what you can expect in Far Cry 4. In Far Cry 4, you can shoot bad guys with a huge range of weapons. Be a stealthy sniper, an all out action hero or a hero with brains and brawns. Plan your attack. And watch out for tigers. Far Cry 4 releases November 18th. Check out the gameplay trailer below...

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Making Assassin's Creed Unity A Little Less Broken - Ubisoft Offers Live Updates of Update Progress

Making Assassin's Creed Unity A Little Less Broken - Ubisoft Offers Live Updates of Update Progress

Ubisoft created a live blog specifically for addressing the upcoming fixes and optimisation for Assasin's Creed Unity. This in itself would give you an idea of the severity of the situation. It is unprecedented. A day 1 patch is already available for everyone and while that does help in some bugs, frame rate is still an issue. Ubisoft are currently working on an update that addresses a couple of glitches... specifically Arno falling through the ground, game crashing when joining a co-op session, Arno getting caught inside of hay carts and the delay in reaching the main menu screen at game start.

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Ultimate General: Gettysburg Review in Pictures - Ultimate Tactics With Ultimate AI

Ultimate General: Gettysburg Review in Pictures - Ultimate Tactics With Ultimate AI

Ultimate General: Gettysburg is special. It is developed by Nick Thomadis, perhaps the most famous Total War modder (he made Darth Mod). His specialty has always been AI... in the past it was always about fixing the Total War AI. Now he has his own game. Ultimate General: Gettysburg review in pictures below...

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GoG Autumn Sales Are Here - Get The Witcher 2 And Mount & Blade For FREE

GoG Autumn Sales Are Here - Get The Witcher 2 And Mount & Blade For FREE

CD Projekt has started the autumn sales on their DRM-free digital distribution platform, GoG. It will run for the next seven days and features new flash deals every 40 minutes. On top of the great savings, as usual for GoG, they'll throw in some free games you can claim and keep. At the moment, you can claim Mount & Blade, a medieval action RPG/strategy title for free. There's also The Witcher 2 and The Gamers: Director's Cut movie which you can get for free. 

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