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Blackguards 2 promises epic battles, has a release date

Blackguards 2 promises epic battles, has a release date

Tactical RPG Blackguards 2 is coming to PC and Mac on January 20, Daedalic Entertainment has announced.

According to the Daedalic, Blackguards 2 will feature more challenging and detailed strategic RPG battles than its predecessor.

“During the development of Blackguards 2, one major influence of our team was the feedback of gamers and press to the first Blackguards game,” the developer said.

“We listened to them and added new features, unique enemies and enhanced and improved gameplay.

“In Blackguards 2, battles will be even more epic, and their handling has been significantly tweaked to make them more comprehensible, but also more challenging.”

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Early Vita adopters to be paid out over misleading ads

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Early Vita adopters to be paid out over misleading ads

Sony will compensate some Vita customers following complaints that early advertisements for the handheld were misleading.

The Federal Trade Commission represented consumers who complained that ads for the device shown in 2012 touted features that are either absent or only partially-implemented.

As part of that settlement, Sony will offer Vita customers who bought the system before June 1, 2012 a US$25 rebate or a US$50 voucher "for select games and services".

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Ultima creator's latest fantasy RPG Shroud of the Avatar hits Steam Early Access

Ultima creator's latest fantasy RPG Shroud of the Avatar hits Steam Early Access

Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues, the latest third-person fantasy RPG from Ultima creator Richard Garriott, is now available on Steam Early Access.

Shroud of the Avatar gathered almost US$2m via Kickstarter last year by promising to expand upon all the best ideas from the Ultima series.

According to developer Portalarium, it will combine a single player narrative with a sandbox MMO created by a team that includes Garriott, Ultima Online director Starr Long, and Dragonlance author Tracy Hickman.

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Acclaimed puzzle-platformer Teslagrad is coming to PlayStation next week

Acclaimed puzzle-platformer Teslagrad is coming to PlayStation next week

Critically acclaimed puzzle-platformer Teslagrad is coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Vita on December 3, Norwegian developer Rain has announced.

It will also get a Wii U release early next year.

Teslagrad is often compared to Braid and Limbo, and has the player take on the role of a Teslamancer who is on a quest to reveal why he is the last of his kind.

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Blizzard joins in Black Friday sales

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Blizzard joins in Black Friday sales

Blizzard has joined just about every other digital distributor in offering substantial discounts over the biggest shopping weekend on the US calendar.

Blizzard's sale slashes prices on big entries in its StarCraft, Diablo and Warcraft franchises. The sale will continue until December 2.

Diablo 3 – AU$27.48 / US$19.99
Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls – AU$22.48 / US$19.99
Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty – AU$12.48 / US$9.99
Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm – AU$12.48 / US$9.99
World of Warcraft – AU$6.24 / US$4.99

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343 studio boss apologises for Halo: The Master Chief Collection launch woes

343 studio boss apologises for Halo: The Master Chief Collection launch woes

343 Industries boss Bonnie Ross scribed a lengthy apology to the players of Halo: The Master Chief Collection for the game's ongoing issues, and promised to make it right with fans.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which bundles together the first four Halo games on Xbox One, was released on November 12 and has been plagued by online matchmaking issues ever since.

"With the initial release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection ... we have not delivered the experience you deserve," said Ross. "I personally apologise for this on behalf of us all at 343 Industries. Our team is committed to working around the clock until these issues are resolved."

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DayZ will undergo three price increases between now and 2016

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DayZ will undergo three price increases between now and 2016

After nearly a year on Steam Early access, the asking price for DayZ will soon increase to US$34.99.

Publisher Bohemia Interactive added that there will be two more price increases in the future. The first will come when the game enters beta in late 2015. At that time, DayZ will cost US$43.99.

The second will come with DayZ's full release in 2016, at which time the game will cost US$49.99.

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Ubisoft apologises for Assassin's Creed Unity with free DLC

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Ubisoft apologises for Assassin's Creed Unity with free DLC

As a way of saying sorry for selling a bug-riddled Assassin's Creed Unity to gamers, Ubisoft will release the game's first downloadable content pack, Dead Kings, free of charge.

"We know that it was a highly-anticipated moment for many of you," said Ubisoft Montreal and Toronto CEO Yannis Mallat, "as you looked forward to taking part in the first truly next generation Assassin’s Creed game."

"Unfortunately, at launch, the overall quality of the game was diminished by bugs and unexpected technical issues. I want to sincerely apologise on behalf of Ubisoft and the entire Assassin's Creed team. These problems took away from your enjoyment of the game, and kept many of you from experiencing the game at its fullest potential."

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Steam's "Exploration" sale is now live

Steam's "Exploration" sale is now live

As expected, the latest Steam sale is now live.

Dubbed the "Exploration" sale, it ties into a recent “discovery” update on the storefront.

Users can click here to see whether the games they have previously expressed interest in are on sale, and also peruse sale recommendations.

Thursday 27 November

Early Vita adopters to be paid out over misleading ads
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Early Vita adopters to be paid out over misleading ads
Features touted non-existent or limited.
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Toy Soldiers: War Chest – Campaign Focus trailer
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Toy Soldiers: War Chest – Campaign Focus trailer
What to expect story-wise.
Teslagrad launch trailer
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Teslagrad launch trailer
Coming soon to PlayStation and Wii U.
Blizzard joins in Black Friday sales
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Blizzard joins in Black Friday sales
Diablo, StarCraft, WoW all discounted.
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David Jaffe's new game teaser trailer
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David Jaffe's new game teaser trailer
It's not survival horror.
Blackguards 2 promises epic battles, has a release date
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Blackguards 2 promises epic battles, has a release date
Enhanced gameplay, new features.
Evolve - Creating a Hunter trailer
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Evolve - Creating a Hunter trailer
Part of a BTS series.
Steam's "Exploration" sale is now live
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Steam's "Exploration" sale is now live
Explore the depths of your bank account.

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
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Just Dance 2015 – Behind The Scenes trailer
Put on your red shoes.
Guild Wars 2 - Seeds of Truth trailer
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Guild Wars 2 - Seeds of Truth trailer
Know your enemy.
Tales from the Borderlands - launch trailer
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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
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Destiny - The Dark Below with DrCrispy93 trailer
A player's perspective.
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ZombiU 2 listed on Amazon France - report
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ZombiU 2 may be in development
New York setting mentioned.

Tuesday 25 November