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Saints Row dev to reveal Agents of Mayhem at E3?

Saints Row dev to reveal Agents of Mayhem at E3?

Saints Row and Red Faction developer Volition is working on something called Agents of Mayhem that seems a likely candidate for an E3 announce.

A trademark application was filed for the title this week at the European Union Intellectual Property Office by legal counsel Daniel Clauss on behalf of Koch Media, the parent company of both Deep Silver and Volition.

The game is also listed on what appears to be animator John Velazquez’s resume (pdf download).

It also gets a mention on stunt actor Brandon Molale’s resume. Molale was apparently a motion capture artist on the project.

In March, Deep Silver said its next major announcement would come at E3 2016. Chances are this is it.

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"Largest ever" Fallout DLC Far Harbor makes landfall this month

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"Largest ever" Fallout DLC Far Harbor makes landfall this month

Far Harbor, the final piece of announced Fallout 4 DLC, will launch on May 19th, Bethesda says.

The DLC takes players to an island off the coast of Maine at the behest of the Valentine Detective Agency.

It centres on the search for a young woman and a synth colony, as well as inter-faction rivalry between the synths and the Children of Atom.

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Steam pages now show how reviews change over time

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Steam pages now show how reviews change over time

Valve has made a small change to Steam user reviews to reflect how post-release development changes user experiences.

Store pages will now show a "recent review score," tabulating reviews over the past 30 days, in addition to games' overall review scores, provided there are enough recent reviews and the game has been out for at least 45 days.

More-recent reviews will also be given pride of place on store pages.

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Titanfall studio working on new Star Wars adventure

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Titanfall studio working on new Star Wars adventure

Titanfall development studio Respawn Entertainment is working on a game set in the Star Wars universe, EA has confirmed.

Specifically, the studio is producing "an all-new 3rd person action adventure game" based on the mega-successful property, according to EA executive VP Patrick Soderlund.

The announcement explains Respawn's spate of hirings in 2014, which included God of War 3 director Stig Asmussen.

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Overwatch to launch without competitive play

Overwatch to launch without competitive play

Blizzard's anticipated multiplayer shooter Overwatch will launch without Competitive Play, director Jeff Kaplan has confirmed.

Though the system was included in the closed beta, Kaplan said in a forum post that community feedback pushed Blizzard to "rework the system and make it better."

"Our plan is to bring back a newly re-designed version of Competitive Play sometime after Overwatch launches."

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"Toxic" streamer permanently banned from League of Legends

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"Toxic" streamer permanently banned from League of Legends

Toxic Twitch streamer Tyler1 has responded to Riot's decision to permanently ban him from League of Legends.

His vlogged response: "meh, I saw it coming, dude."

Tyler1 has become known for his self-described "toxic" behaviour, which is how he amassed thousands of followers but also the reason Riot permabanned him.

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Is this the obscured face of Watch Dogs 2's protagonist?

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Is this the obscured face of Watch Dogs 2's protagonist?

A possible image of the protagonist of Watch Dogs 2 may have leaked, via an actor's Instagram account.

Actor Cort King posted the image with the following hashtag-laden, SEO-friendly description, before setting his account to private:

Had a blast doing motion capture work as the lead character in a new video game series! (= #actor #motioncapture #artist #videogames #ps4 #xbox #art #work #comingsoon #WatchDogs2
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Dishonored 2 release date and voice cast revealed

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Dishonored 2 release date and voice cast revealed

Dishonored 2 has a new holiday release date, and a new voice cast to match.

Launching November 11th, the game features the vocal talents of a host of film, TV, and video game stars:

Vincent D'Onofio (Netflix's Daredevil, Full Metal Jacket, Men In Black)
Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Netflix's Daredevil, Death Proof)
Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones, Narcos, The Good Wife)
Sam Rockwell (Moon, Galaxy Quest, Iron Man 2)
Jamie Hector (The Wire, Heroes, Halo: Reach)
Robin Lord Taylor (Gotham, Accepted, Another Earth)
Stephen Russell (Thief, Fallout 4, Skyrim)
Erica Luttrel (Fallout 4, The Magic School Bus)

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WH40K: Dawn of War III is coming to PC next year

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WH40K: Dawn of War III is coming to PC next year

A third Dawn of War title is in the works at Relic Entertainment, Sega announced today.

“This is the Dawn of War that fans have been waiting for,” said executive producer Stephen MacDonald.

“Our biggest units ever? Check. Giant orbital lasers? Check. Base-building, epic heroes, huge battles, it’s all in there. Get ready for the biggest Dawn of War yet. For the Emperor!”

Wednesday 4 May