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Thursday Briefing: Bloodborne, Alien Isolation, Star Wars: Battlefront and more

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Thursday Briefing: Bloodborne, Alien Isolation, Star Wars: Battlefront and more

The Xbox One is getting a price cut in the US. The console will soon retail for US$350 rather than US$400 without Kinect. It hit shelves almost a year ago for US$500 (including Kinect). There won't be a price cut here.

Penny Arcade has announced that ‎PAXAus‬ will be held in Melbourne for the next five years.

Titanfall is half price on Xbox One until November 3.

The release window for Star Wars: Battlefront has been pushed back slightly: DICE’s shooter is now expected sometime in the holiday 2015 quarter, between October and December next year. That’s around the same time that JJ Abrams's Star Wars: Episode 7 hits theatres.

The first of five add-on packs for Alien: Isolation is out now on last-gen, new-gen, and Windows PC. Corporate Lockdown adds three new maps to the game’s Survivor Mode. Each map comes with a new playable character, a unique set of objectives, and a new game mode. The pack offers “a new perspective on the events on-board Sevastopol Station in the days before the arrival of the Weyland-Yutani team,” says Sega.

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The Crew: second closed beta scheduled

The Crew: second closed beta scheduled

Ubisoft has scheduled the second The Crew closed beta for November 6 to 10.

You can register for the closed beta here. Those who have pre-ordered the MMO 'CarPG' on Uplay will get guaranteed access.

The beta will include the full game world, and missions for two zones, the East Coast, and the Midwest.

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Oculus Rift needs to sell 50 to 100m to be "meaningful"

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Oculus Rift needs to sell 50 to 100m to be "meaningful" - Zuckerberg

The Oculus Rift will need to sell between 50 million to 100 million units in order to be considered a "meaningful thing as a computing platform" estimates Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook bought the virtual reality headset company in March for US$2 billion in cash and stock.

Speaking on Facebook's Q3 2014 investors call, Zuckerberg said Oculus will "eventually become a business" once the audience and ecosystem has been built.

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GTA Online goes offline to prepare for new-gen launch

GTA Online goes offline to prepare for GTA V new-gen launch

The Grand Theft Auto Online servers are down for an extended maintenance to prepare for the game's upcoming launch on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

The servers went offline at 5am AEDT. Rockstar anticipates that it should take seven hours to perform the maintenance.

Service should therefore resume at midday AEDT.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition's save creation tool now in open beta

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Dragon Age: Inquisition's save creation tool now in open beta

Dragon Age Keep, the customisation and save import tool for Dragon Age: Inquisition, is now in open beta.

The app gives players the option to customise Inquisition’s world by simulating decisions made in Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II, and then importing them into Inquisition as a save file.

An Origin account is required.

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Top-down racing combat title BlazeRush hits PS3 and PC

Top-down racing combat title BlazeRush hits PS3 and PC

Top-down racing combat title BlazeRush is out on PlayStation 3 and Windows PC today.

It’s from Russian developer Targem Games, which was responsible for last year’s well-received space MMO Star Conflict.

BlazeRush supports local multiplayer for up to four, and up to eight players online. Players can join at any time, even during a race.

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Destiny's first expansion detailed and dated

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Destiny's first expansion detailed and dated

Destiny expansion The Dark Below will be available for download on December 10, Activision and Bungie have announced.

The Dark Below is the first expansion to hit the game since it launched in September.

It features all-new weapons and gear to earn through a new story, along with cooperative and multiplayer activities.

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Dying Light is no longer coming to Xbox 360 and PS3

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Dying Light is no longer coming to Xbox 360 and PS3

Dying Light is no longer in development for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

In a post on the game’s official Facebook page, developer Techland said that last-gen consoles simply aren’t up to the task of running the game in an acceptable fashion.

“For instance, up to 200,000 objects can be displayed in the game at once. Add to this our use of realistic, physics-based lighting technology and you really start to push the next-gen systems to the limits,” said Techland.

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Twitch cracks down on underdressed streamers

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Twitch cracks down on underdressed streamers

Twitch is cracking down on scantily-clad streamers.

In an update to its Rules of Conduct, the company has requested that streamers dress “appropriately” and make sure that games are the focus of their broadcasts.

“Nerds are sexy, and you're all magnificent, beautiful creatures, but let's try and keep this about the games, shall we?” it said.

Thursday 30 October

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition review
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Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition review
A classic polished.
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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD – Enter The Fray trailer
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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD – Enter The Fray trailer
A turbulent war of nations.
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Blitzkrieg 3 – Word From The Front trailer
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Blitzkrieg 3 – Word From The Front trailer
Life on the base.
FIFA 15 – Ultimate Team trailer
Trailer
FIFA 15 – Ultimate Team trailer
Put your game where your mouth is.
The Crew: second closed beta scheduled
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The Crew: second closed beta scheduled
From Nov 6 -10.
Halo 2: Anniversary - launch trailer
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Halo 2: Anniversary - launch trailer
Coming in the Master Chief Collection.
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GTA Online goes offline to prepare for GTA V new-gen launch
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GTA Online goes offline to prepare for new-gen launch
Should be back around midday.
The Behemoth's Game 4 – Extra Life Marathon video
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The Behemoth's Game 4 – Extra Life Marathon video
An hour of gameplay.
Assassin’s Creed Unity – Nvidia Optimisations trailer
Trailer
Assassin’s Creed Unity – Nvidia Optimisations trailer
Looks okay I guess.
Top-down racing combat title BlazeRush hits PS3 and PC
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Top-down racing combat title BlazeRush hits PS3 and PC
Features local and online multiplayer.
Destiny's first expansion detailed and dated
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Destiny's first expansion detailed and dated
New Strike, Raid, gear, story.
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Wednesday 29 October

Project Cars – Halloween trailer
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Project Cars – Halloween trailer
Scary night time racing.
Far Cry 4 – Director's Top 5 Moments trailer
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Far Cry 4 – Director's Top 5 Moments trailer
Finishing development was probably up there.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Season Pass trailer
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Season Pass trailer
Four packs, weapons, bonus map.
Farming Simulator 15 launch trailer
Trailer
Farming Simulator 15 launch trailer
Waddup Farmville?
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Dying Light is no longer coming to Xbox 360 and PS3
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Dying Light is no longer coming to Xbox 360 and PS3
Not grunty enough to do it justice.
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The Crew - Customization Nation trailer
Trailer
The Crew - Customization Nation trailer
On the road.
Assassin’s Creed Unity – TV spot trailer
Trailer
Assassin’s Creed Unity – TV spot trailer
Is your assassin here?
Twitch cracks down on underdressed streamers
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Twitch cracks down on underdressed streamers
"Keep this about the games."
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Freedom Wars launch trailer
Trailer
Freedom Wars launch trailer
Hits Vita this Friday.
Battlefield Hardline has a release date
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Battlefield Hardline has a release date
EA makes record revenue.
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Acclaimed RPG Valkyria Chronicles is coming to PC
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Acclaimed RPG Valkyria Chronicles is coming to PC
No release date as yet.
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Rockstar details exclusive content for GTA V upgraders
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Rockstar details exclusive content for GTA V upgraders
Missions, weapons, vehicles, more.
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Tuesday 28 October

Dying Light hands-on
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Dying Light hands-on
Rage, rage against.
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Lost Sea is a survival adventure coming to PS4
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Lost Sea is a survival adventure coming to PS4
Showing at PAX Aus.
Lost Sea teaser trailer
Trailer
Lost Sea teaser trailer
Coming to PS4.