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Left 4 Dead 2 re-rated R18+ in Australia

Left 4 Dead 2 re-rated R18+ in Australia

Valve has resubmitted Left 4 Dead 2 to the Australian Classification Board and reclassified R18+.

Left 4 Dead 2 was first released in 2009 and was rated MA15+, the highest possible rating for a videogame at the time. In order to be accepted at that rating, the game was significantly modified.

Valve's Doug Lombardi said he was pleased with the new classification.

“We are delighted that the full version of Left 4 Dead 2 will be available to fans age 18+ in Australia,” Lombardi told Kotaku. “We are making plans to deliver that version to those who have already purchased the game. We will announce more details on that soon.”

Left 4 Dead 2 was published on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 through the shuttered EA Partners program, making a rerun on those platforms unlikely.

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Beyond: Two Souls looks set for PS4 release

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Beyond: Two Souls looks set for PS4 release

A PlayStation 4 Trophy list for Beyond: Two Souls is the latest evidence that Quantic Dream's PlayStation 3 exclusive is coming to new-gen hardware.

The Beyond: Two Souls Trophy list for PlayStation 4 was leaked on Exophase, and is identical to the PlayStation 3 Trophy list.

Rumour of a PlayStation 4 edition of Beyond: Two Souls has also surfaced previously. Two German retailers briefly listed the game in July. A developer also posted images of himself working on a control schematic for the PlayStation 4's dualshock 4 pad. These were also taken down.

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Play as Handsome Jack in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

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Play as Handsome Jack in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Gamers will have the option to play as Borderlands 2 villain Handsome Jack if they purchase the first downloadable content pack to the upcoming Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Jack is not yet the evil one-lining antagonist players know from Borderlands 2. Moreover, players will actually control Jack's body-double, rather than Jack himself. Technically, he's also not yet "Handsome" Jack, as he still has his original, "un-reattached" face.

No information about Jack's playstyle or abilities was announced.

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Two new hints that PC, new-gen GTA V will land in November

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Two new hints that PC, new-gen GTA V will land in November

On the back of news yesterday that Grand Theft Auto V for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One was still on track for release later this year, two sources have now pegged the game for release in November.

A VG247 YouTube partner, HalcyonDeathSquad, has said it was told by a source close to the game's development that it would release in November. In addition, an employee of UK high street retailer GAME tweeted that Grand Theft Auto V for PC and new-gen would release on November 2. The tweet has since been removed, claimed the YouTuber.

Next, a NeoGAF user browsing the website of Rockstar's UK distributor, Gem Distribution, found that the game's release date had been changed from TBC to November. The date has since been returned to TBC, but not before sites including Videogamer were able to screengrab it.

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Lemmings-style puzzler Flockers is coming to new-gen and PC next month

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Lemmings-style puzzler Flockers is coming to new-gen and PC next month

Lemmings-style puzzle title Flockers is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC later this month, developer Team 17 (Worms) has announced.

The game is currently available via Steam Early Access.

According to Team 17, Flockers is “a modern day take on the classic A to B puzzle genre with a generous helping of dark humour for good measure”.

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It's fair that Saints Row was called out by Sarkeesian – Volition creative director

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It's fair that Saints Row was called out by Sarkeesian – Volition creative director

Volition creative director Steve Jaros reckons its fair that Saints Row was called out in the latest video from Anita Sarkeesian.

Speaking with The Escapist, Jaros said that the earlier Saints games were problematic, but also pointed out that Volition has become more mindful of the way it represents women since then.

"I actually tweeted out the link to the video yesterday about women as background objects and said that every game developer should watch this and sometimes is guilty of it," he said.

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 announced

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 announced

Capcom has announced Resident Evil Revelations 2 during Sony's pre-TGS 2014 conference.

The same team that developed the first Revelations game is working on the sequel.

However, the plot links between the two games – if there are any – are not yet known.

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PAX Prime 2014 news roundup

PAX Prime 2014 news roundup

The rest of the weekend's news from PAX and beyond, in no particular order:

Deep Silver announced that Saints Row IV is coming to new-gen consoles on January 30 in the form of Saints Row IV: Re-Elected, a graphically-upgraded port by High Voltage Software that will include all Saints Row IV DLC (except the just-announced Gat out of Hell).

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New 3DS models are faster, feature a second analogue input and extra triggers

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New 3DS models are faster, feature a second analogue input and extra triggers

Nintendo has unveiled two new handhelds that update the existing 3DS hardware.

"New 3DS" and "New 3DS XL" feature an analogue nubbin, two extra shoulder buttons, a faster processor, better 3D, a slightly larger screen, a micro-USB slot, and NFC support.

The faster CPU in each of the new handhelds will be required for some 3DS games, such as the just-announced Xenoblade Chronicles 3DS port.

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Sega announces Total War: Rome 2 Emperor Edition

Sega announces Total War: Rome 2 Emperor Edition

Sega has announced a new edition of Total War: Rome II, which will include all content additions, revisions and fixes made to the game in the last year, plus a new singleplayer campaign.

The campaign contained in the Emperor Edition of Total War: Rome II focuses on the Second Triumvirate and subsequent war between Octavian, Marc Antony and Lepidus, who were each vying for the title of Emperor following the death of Julius Caesar.

The campaign will offer "hundreds of hours of sandbox gameplay across a new campaign map," said Sega.

Tuesday 2 September


Mighty No. 9 gameplay trailer
Trailer
Mighty No. 9 gameplay trailer
Rush, jump, 'n' shoot.
Resident Evil Remastered trailer
Trailer
Resident Evil Remastered trailer
PS4 footage.
Gang Beasts trailer
Trailer
Gang Beasts trailer
Double Fine publishing.
Massive Chalice – PAX demo walkthrough video
Trailer
Massive Chalice – PAX demo walkthrough video
28 mins of gameplay.
Game 4 - PAX Prime 2014 gameplay teaser trailer
Trailer
Game 4 - PAX Prime 2014 gameplay teaser trailer
Teaser for untitled game.
Left 4 Dead 2 re-rated R18+ in Australia
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Left 4 Dead 2 re-rated R18+ in Australia
Valve plans free upgrade for PC edition owners.
Beyond: Two Souls looks set for PS4 release
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Beyond: Two Souls looks set for PS4 release
Trophy list leaks.
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Play as Handsome Jack in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
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Play as Handsome Jack in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
The first DLC character.
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Flockers launch trailer
Trailer
Flockers launch trailer
From Worms studio Team17.
Bloodborne – TGS 2014 gameplay trailer
Trailer
Bloodborne – TGS 2014 gameplay trailer
Out Feb 5 in Japan.
Resident Evil Revelations 2 announced
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Resident Evil Revelations 2 announced
Features new heroes.
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Resident Evil Revelations 2 teaser trailer
Trailer
Resident Evil Revelations 2 teaser trailer
Hidden secrets within, apparently.

Monday 1 September


PAX Prime 2014 news roundup
News
PAX Prime 2014 news roundup
New-gen ports ahoy!
inFamous: First Light review
Review
inFamous: First Light review
So Fetch.
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Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions – PAX Prime video
Trailer
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions – PAX Prime video
A look behind the scenes.
Dying Light – Natural Movement developer diary video
Trailer
Dying Light – Natural Movement developer diary video
Behind the parkour.
Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director's Cut trailer
Trailer
Shadowrun: Dragonfall Director's Cut trailer
A standalone release.
Crimes & Punishments – Art of Interrogation trailer
Trailer
Crimes & Punishments – Art of Interrogation trailer
The skill of deduction.
Sega announces Total War: Rome 2 Emperor Edition
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Sega announces Total War: Rome 2 Emperor Edition
New campaign within.
BioShock – iOS launch trailer
Trailer
BioShock – iOS launch trailer
Rapture comes to iOS.
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Gauntlet reboot slips to later in the month
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Gauntlet reboot slips to later in the month
Was due out this week.
Icewind Dale Enchanced Edition announced at PAX
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Icewind Dale Enchanced Edition announced at PAX
Another Beamdog conversion.
Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition announcement trailer
Trailer
Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition announcement trailer
Evil stirs beneath the Spine of the World.
Saints Row IV expansion Gat out of Hell coming 2015
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Saints Row IV expansion Gat out of Hell coming 2015
New powers, weapons, story.
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