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Dark Souls II coming to new-gen, update gives new content to all

Dark Souls II coming to new-gen, update gives new content to all

Updated 26/11 3:28pm:

New information on the Japanese Dark Souls website (via NeoGAF) makes the offering on each platform a little clearer.

Those who already own Dark Souls II on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or Windows PC (DirectX 9) can upgrade to version 1.10 for free and get:

New characters and events
Story and world additions (including item descriptions)
Various balancing tweaks

Those who buy Scholar of the First Sin on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or Windows PC (DirectX 9) get:

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EA announces Origin Mega sale

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EA announces Origin Mega sale

EA is holding a Black Friday sale on its Origin digital storefront with discounts of up to 75 percent on select PC titles and add-ons.

EA titles, franchises, and DLC on sale include Battlefield, Command & Conquer, Crysis, Dead Space, Dragon Age, FIFA, Mass Effect, Medal of Honor, Need for Speed, Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, The Sims, SimCity and Titanfall.

Titles, franchises, and DLC from third-party publishers include Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed and Far Cry.

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Sony to cut TV spending, invest more in PlayStation

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Sony to cut TV spending, invest more in PlayStation

Sony plans to make cuts to its flagging TV and mobile divisions and to invest more in its flourishing PlayStation and picture sensor divisions.

The Japanese electronics giant will make the shift over the next three years.

The change should see TV and smartphone sales slide as much as 30 percent, however, the divisions should then become profitable, said the company.

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Square Enix to reveal new RPG next month

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Square Enix to reveal new RPG next month

Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest publisher Square Enix will announce a new RPG in December.

The game will be revealed in the next edition of Japanese language gaming magazine Famitsu.

Square said the game would not be another remake.

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Super Smash Bros for Wii U is killing it in the US

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Super Smash Bros for Wii U is killing it in the US

Super Smash Bros for Wii U has sold nearly half a million copies in just three days.

According to Nintendo, Super Smash Bros sold 490,000 copies in the US over the three day period with the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday, still to come later this week.

“The Nintendo holiday is off to a great start, but there’s a lot of work left to do and a few more surprises in store for our fans," said Nintendo of America marketing and sales boss Scott Moffitt. "With great deals coming on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and great content like Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker launching next week, Nintendo will offer shoppers the best combination of fun and value this holiday season."

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ZombiU 2 may be in development

ZombiU 2 listed on Amazon France - report

A retail listing for a sequel to ZombiU has appeared on Amazon France.

ZombiU 2 was briefly listed on the site. The listing has since been taken down, but not before Jeuxvideo grabbed some screens.

According to the listing, the game will be released on October 17, 2015, and is coming to Wii U.

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BioShock developer Irrational appears to be staffing up again

BioShock developer Irrational appears to be staffing up again

After announcing its imminent closure, the studio that created BioShock and BioShock Infinite appears to be hiring again.

In February, studio head Ken Levine announced that Irrational Games was "winding down" after the release of BioShock Infinite, and that he'd relinquished the studio's intellectual property to publisher 2K Games.

However, new listings on the Irrational website state that the studio is looking for an IT manager and a senior programmer.

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Telltale's Tales from the Borderlands coming tomorrow

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Telltale's Tales from the Borderlands coming tomorrow

Telltale has announced that the first episode of Tales from the Borderlands will be released tomorrow on PlayStation 3, 4, and PC.

The adventure game is a collaboration between Telltale, Gearbox and 2K, and is set in the popular Borderlands universe.

Telltale announced the dates in a tweet.

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StarCraft II pro disqualified for "rape" tweet aimed at female opponent

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StarCraft II pro disqualified for "rape" tweet aimed at female opponent

A StarCraft II player was disqualified from a tournament after tweeting that he was about to "rape" his female opponent.

Mihaylo “Kas” Hayda [pictured] was booted from Fragbite Masters Season 3 tournament after he tweeted: "Going to rape some girl soon". The tweet has since been deleted.

His opponent, Madeleine “MaddeLisk” Leander, described the situation as scary, and said, "A few minutes into the first map the game was paused. I had no idea why but it was because of the tweet. The game went on and I lost 0-2. When the match was over I saw [the tweet] written by my opponent.

Wednesday 26 November

EA announces Origin Mega sale
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EA announces Origin Mega sale
Up to 75% off.
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Sony to cut TV spending, invest more in PlayStation
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Sony to cut TV spending, invest more in PlayStation
Juggernaut finally changes direction.
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Just Dance 2015 – Behind The Scenes trailer
Trailer
Just Dance 2015 – Behind The Scenes trailer
Put on your red shoes.
Guild Wars 2 - Seeds of Truth trailer
Trailer
Guild Wars 2 - Seeds of Truth trailer
Know your enemy.
Tales from the Borderlands - launch trailer
Trailer
Tales from the Borderlands - launch trailer
A Pandorean adventure.
Dark Souls II coming to new-gen, update gives new content to all
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Dark Souls II coming to new-gen, update gives new content to all
Free for vanilla game owners.
Destiny - The Dark Below with DrCrispy93 trailer
Trailer
Destiny - The Dark Below with DrCrispy93 trailer
A player's perspective.
ZombiU 2 listed on Amazon France - report
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ZombiU 2 may be in development
New York setting mentioned.

Tuesday 25 November

Far Cry 4 review
Review
Far Cry 4 review
Improv Comedy: The Game.
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Telltale's Tales from the Borderlands coming tomorrow
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Telltale's Tales from the Borderlands coming tomorrow
On PlayStation 3, 4, PC at least.
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Destiny - The Dark Below preview trailer
Trailer
Destiny - The Dark Below preview trailer
Explore the expansion.
Thimbleweed Park hits Kickstarter goal in one week
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Thimbleweed Park hits Kickstarter goal in one week
Stretch goals announced.
Bloodsucking controller axed by Kickstarter
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Bloodsucking controller axed by Kickstarter
No donations accepted.
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Total War: Attila gets a release date
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Total War: Attila gets a release date
Free DLC with pre-orders.
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Killler Instinct – Kan-Ra trailer
Trailer
Killler Instinct – Kan-Ra trailer
New mummy on the block.
LittleBigPlanet 3 – Your Imagination To The Rescue trailer
Trailer
LittleBigPlanet 3 – Your Imagination To The Rescue trailer
Along with some Sackfriends.
Activision using copyright claims to remove Call of Duty exploit videos
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Activision using copyright claims to remove Call of Duty exploit videos
Says claim level the same as always.
Hatoful Boyfriend announcement trailer
Trailer
Hatoful Boyfriend announcement trailer
This is weird.
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Monday 24 November

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor review diary part one
Review diary
WoW: Warlords of Draenor review diary part one
On launching and levelling.