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GTA Online gets in the holiday mood with Festive Surprise

GTA Online gets in the holiday mood with Festive Surprise

Rockstar is bringing some holiday cheer to San Andreas with the Festive Surprise seasonal event.

The Festive Surprise event brings snow days and snowball fights, Christmas trees, knitted holiday sweaters.

Of course, there are also new weapons and vehicles, including the Homing Missile Launcher and Proximity Mines.

The Festive Surprise is live now on all platforms.

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NZ gamer jailed for abusing infant

NZ gamer jailed for abusing infant

A New Zealand man has been jailed for abusing his infant son, with late night gaming sessions deemed to be a contributing factor by the sentencing judge.

21 year-old Devon Ashley Bird of Waipukurau was sentenced to four years and five months in jail after pleading guilty to ill-treating a child and causing grievous bodily harm with reckless disregard, reports Hawke's Bay Today.

Bird abused his infant son on November 1, 2013. Bird's partner, the mother of the five-week old infant, woke him at 6.30am and asked him to care for the child, the court documents said.

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Telltale's next is Minecraft: Story Mode

Telltale's next is Minecraft: Story Mode

Telltale has announced that it's collaborating with Mojang to create Minecraft: Story Mode.

The game will be made with the help of the Minecraft community, said Telltale.

"We’re not intending on creating an 'official' story for Steve, or explaining the world of Minecraft in detail. It will be a cool game," said Mojang.

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Work has already begun on Lords of the Fallen 2

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Work has already begun on Lords of the Fallen 2

Polish developer CI Games has begun development on a sequel to Lords of the Fallen.

On Facebook, executive producer Tomasz Gop said, "We can confirm that the conceptual work of the Lords of the Fallen 2 underway" (translated by Bing).

Lords of the Fallen was released in October for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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Rockstar talks Red Dead sequel

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Rockstar talks Red Dead sequel

Red Dead Redemption developer Rockstar Games has finally addressed the constant stream of inquiries as to when gamers might expect to see a sequel to the much-loved game.

Red Dead Redemption was a huge success for the Grand Theft Auto V developer, but while there have been numerous indications that a sequel will inevitably follow, five years after its release there's still no official word.

"It’s wonderful to see so much excitement and enthusiasm for the Red Dead series, and nearly 5 years after Red Dead Redemption’s release(!)," said Rockstar in an Asked and Answered post on the developer's website.

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Life is Strange is the next game from Remember Me studio Dontnod

Life is Strange is the next game from Remember Me studio Dontnod

Remember Me studio Dontnod has announced that its next game is an episodic adventure called Life is Strange.

The five-part game is an adventure with a gimmick: players can rewind to make different decisions and explore different outcomes.

"As Max you must uncover the disturbing truth behind your premonitions and learn that changing the past can sometimes lead to a devastating future," writes Dontnod.

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The new Dying Light trailer is a pick-a-path sprint through the game's demo

The new Dying Light trailer is a pick-a-path sprint through the game's demo

The latest Dying Light trailer is a 'choose your own adventure' romp through the game's demo that you can play in your browser.

It highlights several features of the open world zombie title, including parkour, dropkicks, traps, and more.

It can be completed in under 10 minutes, so ignore the 25 minute run time.

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Hatred was reinstated to Greenlight by Valve boss, shoots to number one

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Hatred was reinstated to Greenlight by Valve boss, shoots to number one

Mass murder game Hatred was reinstated on Steam Greenlight by none other than Valve co-founder and managing director Gabe Newell.

In a message to Hatred developer Destructive Creations, Newell apologised for the game’s removal and wished the studio well with its development.

“Yesterday I heard that we were taking Hatred down from Greenlight,” he wrote.

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The latest AC: Unity patch downloads the entire game again

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The latest AC: Unity patch downloads the entire game again

Today’s Assassin’s Creed: Unity patch is supposed to weigh in at a chunky 6.7GB, but is many times that on Xbox One.

“We have received and confirmed reports that some Xbox One players who have previously applied Patch 3 are seeing a 40GB download instead of the expected 6.7GB download,” Ubisoft wrote on the Assassin’s Creed website.

“Unfortunately, an issue with the patch downloading process is replacing the entire game instead of just the parts affected by the patch. This is obviously not the expected behavior, and we apologize that many of you will have to wait longer than expected to complete this download.”

Friday 19 December

Choice of Robots trailer
Trailer
Choice of Robots trailer
Change the world.
Hyperdevotion Noire:Goddess Black Heart announce trailer
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Hyperdevotion Noire:Goddess Black Heart announce trailer
Battle on a 3D grid.
Switch Galaxy Ultra launch trailer
Trailer
Switch Galaxy Ultra launch trailer
Collect tantalum.
NZ gamer jailed for abusing infant
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NZ gamer jailed for abusing infant
Judge deems hobby relevant.
GTA Online gets in the holiday mood with Festive Surprise
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GTA Online gets in the holiday mood with Festive Surprise
Snowball fights and more.
Telltale's next is Minecraft: Story Mode
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Telltale's next is Minecraft: Story Mode
Coming 2015.

Thursday 18 December

Work has already begun on Lords of the Fallen 2
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Work has already begun on Lords of the Fallen 2
Concept and vision.
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Rockstar talks Red Dead sequel
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Rockstar talks Red Dead sequel
"Stay tuned for 2015".
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First Person Lover announcement trailer
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First Person Lover announcement trailer
An antidote for Hatred.
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Life is Strange reveal trailer
Trailer
Life is Strange reveal trailer
Meet Max.

Wednesday 17 December

Does Destiny have any real longevity?
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Does Destiny have any real longevity?
Two of our writers go head-to-head.
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Total War: Rome II – Wrath of Sparta Campaign Pack trailer
Trailer
Total War: Rome II – Wrath of Sparta Campaign Pack trailer
Tonight, we dine in heck.
Broforce – Level Editor Guide trailer
Trailer
Broforce – Level Editor Guide trailer
Weekend Workshop Brodown incoming!
Destiny: The Dark Below raid gear buffed
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Destiny: The Dark Below raid gear buffed
A hotfix.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 announced for new-gen, PC
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Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 announced for new-gen, PC
Sniper Elite 3 producer on board.
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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Beast Warchiefs trailer
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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Beast Warchiefs trailer
More beasts, missions, warchiefs.
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GTA Online Heists detailed, coming early next year
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GTA Online Heists detailed, coming early next year
Leader chooses gear, foots the bill.
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Tuesday 16 December

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris review
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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris review
Game, Set, match.
Warhammer Quest announcement trailer
Trailer
Warhammer Quest announcement trailer
Board game comes to PC, Mac, Linux.