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Next game from Metro series developer 'less linear, more sandbox'

The next game from Metro 2033 developer 4A Games will shift away from a linear progression and offer players a more freeform approach to gameplay, studio CTO Oles Shishkovstov told Eurogamer this week. "For the game we are working on now, our designers have shifted to a more sand-box-style...

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Legendary Gems, Greater Rifts now infest Diablo 3

As if Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls wasn't already packed with enough content to keep you dutifully clicking away at demons for months, Blizzard has launched Patch 2.1.0 which adds a host of new items and activities to the fan-favorite dungeon crawl. Most notable are the addition of Greater Rifts...

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PlayStation All-Stars, Sportsfriends free on PS Plus next month

Sony revealed next month's PlayStation Plus lineup, announcing that subscribers will get free access to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Sportsfriends, Velocity 2X, and other featured games throughout the month of September. Starting September 2, PlayStation 4 owners can download...

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BioShock iOS available tonight, priced at $14.99

BioShock for iOS - a full port of the first-person shooter (minus DLC) - will be available starting tonight. Publisher 2K Games expects the game to be available around 9PM Pacific (Midnight Eastern, 5AM UK). It'll be a premium priced mobile app at $14.99, similar to the excellent XCOM iOS. ...

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Margaret joins Western cast of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Atlus has made it official: Velvet Room attendant Margaret will be joining the cast of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax in the Americas as post-launch DLC. Fans of the Persona roleplaying game series will remember Margaret from Persona 4 as the dapper assistant of the mysterious Igor, lord of the equally...

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Pokken Tournament won't star Tekken fighters

Pokken Tournament, the Tekken-style fighting game starring Pokemon characters, will not feature Tekken fighters, Bandai Namco Director Katsuhiro Harada said on Twitter (translation by Eventhubs). "Nope, Tekken characters will not be making an appearance," Harada said. "As we're making a Pokemon...

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'Escape Dead Island' on November 18, Dead Island 2 beta confirmed for UK

Escape Dead Island, a "third-person survival mystery" spin-off of the first-person melee RPG series, will run for its life on November 18. Available on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, the game is a very different take on what fans of the series expect. Wait, stop. If we take Dead Island, Dead Island 2 and...

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Interstellar Marines uses the buddy system, gets co-op in September

Interstellar Marines has sold over 100,000 copies since it launched in July 2013 on Steam Early Access, developer Zero Point Software announced this week. The sci-fi game has generated "more than $1.5 million in revenue" for the studio. Still in "heavy development," the tactical FPS will also...

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GOG.com adds movies to its lineup

DRM-free game distributor GOG.com has expanded its online catalog to include a selection of gaming documentaries, announcing that it will seek partnerships with major studios to feature additional TV and film offerings via download and streaming. Twenty gaming-themed documentaries are now...

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Get an Xbox One Kinect sensor for $150 in October

A standalone Kinect sensor for Xbox One will hit retail for $150 on October 7, Microsoft announced this morning. The solo Kinect sensor comes with a copy of Dance Central Spotlight. In May, Microsoft announced that it would sell Xbox One consoles without the Kinect for $400, a $100 drop in...

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