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Rock Band 4 announced, will work with old songs and instruments

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Rock Band 4 announced, will work with old songs and instruments

As rumoured, Rock Band 4 is on the way.

Mad Catz Interactive and Harmonix are partnering up to launch the title, which will release later this year for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Mad Catz will develop and manufacture a new generation of wireless music game controllers for the game, although old peripherals will work as well.

According to Harmonix, Rock Band 4 will focus on the features and gameplay that people love, and expand the franchise in innovative ways informed by how fans play and what they want.

It will support the 2000+ tracks released since the 2007 debut of the original Rock Band, and players who have purchased or downloaded music on last-generation consoles will be able to download and play those tracks on their new platforms (within the same console family) at no additional charge. That said, the timing of the release of this legacy content is yet to be determined.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor wins GDC Game of the Year

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor wins GDC Game of the Year

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has been named 2014 Game of the Year at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

Monolith's licensed adventure beat out Alien: Isolation, Bayonetta 2, Destiny, and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.

Shadow of Mordor was the Gameplanet Critics Game of the Year, and one of the Gameplanet community's top three Games of the Year. Shadow of Mordor also cleaned up at the DICE Summit, but was pipped for the top honour by Dragon Age: Inquisition.

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Valve's new Source 2 engine is free but tethered to Steam

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Valve's new Source 2 engine is free but tethered to Steam

Valve announced its long-rumoured Source 2 engine at GDC 2015 in San Francisco this week.

The company said that, unlike other engines that have licensing fees and royalty costs attached, Source 2 will be entirely free. The only condition is that any game made with Source 2 must also be released on Valve's proprietary storefront and PC gaming portal, Steam.

Speaking with Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Valve’s Erik Johnson explained that games don't need to be exclusive to Steam, only that the platform must be included among the distribution channels used.

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Elite: Dangerous is coming to XO and PS4

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Elite: Dangerous is coming to XO and PS4

Updated 6/3 6:27am:

David Braben has clarified on Twitter that Elite: Dangerous will come to PlayStation 4 eventually as well.

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Nvidia unveils Shield TV console capable of 4K at 60fps

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Nvidia unveils Shield TV console capable of 4K at 60fps

Nvidia has unveiled a streaming-focussed game console for the living room called the Shield Android TV Console.

Like the Shield portable and Shield tablet, the Shield TV’s primary focus is as a recipient for games streamed from Nvidia’s new cloud system at 1080p/60fps.

That cloud system, Nvidia Grid, will be a subscription service that offers top-tier PC titles for streaming at two price points: one for 720p and one for 1080p.

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Valve reveals new Steam Controller

Valve reveals new Steam Controller

Valve has unveiled its new Steam Controller.

It includes two touch pads that work as buttons, triggers, bumpers and three tow buttons on the back on each side of the controller, for a total of six. On the front there are an additional four face buttons.

The controller also has a thumbstick on the left.

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HTC apologises for Half-Life VR tease

HTC apologises for Half-Life VR tease

The chairperson of HTC has apologised for suggesting a Half-Life game was in development for the Vive VR headset.

Half-Life developer Valve partnered with HTC to create the Vive.

On Monday Cher Wang told the BBC that HTC was "co-operating with Half-Life".

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection's matchmaking patch is finally available

Halo: The Master Chief Collection's matchmaking patch is finally available

Microsoft has finally released the long-awaited matchmaking patch for Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

According to the company, the patch improves matchmaking search times and times to match, matchmaking stability and success rates, and party stability.

It also improves shot registration in Halo 2, campaign stability across the entire game, aim assist issues in Halo 1, UI inconsistencies, and more.

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Heists update will add new modes, daily challenges to GTA Online

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Heists update will add new modes, daily challenges to GTA Online

The Heists update to GTA Online will bring with it a number of new modes and challenges, Rockstar has announced.

Three new PvP "Adversary" modes will be added to the game, and these will be unlocked as players complete the new GTA Online Heists.

The first is called Come Out and Play. In it,a team of three runners is trying to evade a team of hunters. The runners are well-armed but must flee on foot and only have one life, while the hunters have unlimited lives and free-aim shotguns, but must remain on motorbikes and ATVs.

Friday 6 March

Redout – ID@Xbox GDC trailer
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Redout – ID@Xbox GDC trailer
Like Wipeout, but red.
Quest of Dungeons – ID@Xbox GDC trailer
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Quest of Dungeons – ID@Xbox GDC trailer
A 16-bit roguelike.
Rivals of Aether – ID@Xbox GDC trailer
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Rivals of Aether – ID@Xbox GDC trailer
Elemental enemies.
Worlds of Magic gameplay trailer
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Worlds of Magic gameplay trailer
A 4X title out this month.
Evolve – Observer Mode Gameplay trailer
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Evolve – Observer Mode Gameplay trailer
Watch and learn.
Cities: Skylines – New Features dev diary
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Cities: Skylines – New Features dev diary
Starring an integrated Dynamic Water System.
Otherland – Key Features Part 1 trailer
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Otherland – Key Features Part 1 trailer
A five minute feature rundown.
RollerCoaster Tycoon: World teaser trailer
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RollerCoaster Tycoon: World teaser trailer
Tease is right.
Ride – PS4 trailer
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Ride – PS4 trailer
Get your lean on.
Rock Band 4 – Behind the Scenes with Harmonix trailer
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Rock Band 4 – Behind the Scenes with Harmonix trailer
Getting the band back together.
Fortified – ID@Xbox GDC trailer
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Fortified – ID@Xbox GDC trailer
A '50s-inspired sci-fi shooter.

Thursday 5 March

Shadow Blade: Reload – ID@Xbox GDC trailer
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Shadow Blade: Reload – ID@Xbox GDC trailer
Action platforming as a ninja.
The Sun and the Moon – ID@Xbox GDC trailer
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The Sun and the Moon – ID@Xbox GDC trailer
Another Ludum Dare 29 winner nears release.
Call of Duty – European Championship Recap trailer
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Call of Duty – European Championship Recap trailer
Tourney highs and lows.
Total War: Attila – Longbeards Culture Pack trailer
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Total War: Attila – Longbeards Culture Pack trailer
ZZ Top sighting unconfirmed.
Super Dungeon Bros – PS4 trailer
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Super Dungeon Bros – PS4 trailer
A co-op brawler from the studio behind Tiny Troopers Joint Ops.
The Flame in the Flood – ID@Xbox GDC trailer
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The Flame in the Flood – ID@Xbox GDC trailer
A pretty rogue-lite river journey.
Inside My Radio – ID@Xbox GDC trailer
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Inside My Radio – ID@Xbox GDC trailer
Ludum Dare jam winner becomes full game.
The Deer God review
Review
The Deer God's slight systems fail to support its lofty ideas
Faster, Bambi! Don't look back!
Helldivers review
Review
Helldivers is fun but repetitive
Would you like to know more?
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Valve reveals new Steam Controller
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Valve reveals new Steam Controller
Coming in November.
HTC apologises for Half-Life VR tease
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HTC apologises for Half-Life VR tease
"I misspoke."