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Far Cry 4's asymmetric PvP mode unveiled

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Far Cry 4's asymmetric PvP mode unveiled

Ubisoft has unveiled Battles of Kyrat, Far Cry 4’s PvP mode the company says shows the world in a completely different way.

Battles of Kyrat is a re-telling of a long-past war that the Golden Path rebellion fought against the Rakshasa, Pagan Min’s elite guard.

The Rakshasa are mythical warriors of Kyrat with strong ties to their natural surroundings. They only use traditional weapons – specifically the bow – but are capable of crafting multiple alterations to their weapons, and can call upon animals to help defend and attack.

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BattleCry beta coming to NZ and AU first

BattleCry beta coming to NZ and AU first

Gamers in Australia and New Zealand will be first into the beta of BattleCry, which kicks off early next year.

BattleCry is a free-to-play online multiplayer action combat game that features 32-player battles and – according to publisher Bethesda – “visceral brutality”.

It’s in development at Austin-based studio BattleCry Studios, under the gaze of president and executive producer Rich Vogel (Star Wars: The Old Republic, Ultima Online).

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Shadow of Mordor's Lord of the Hunt DLC has mounted warchiefs and more

Shadow of Mordor's Lord of the Hunt DLC has mounted warchiefs and more

The contents of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor's first DLC pack have been outlined by publisher Warner Bros.

Lord of the Hunt, which is due later this year, will see the player tame and ride two new beasts while seeking out mounted warchiefs.

The new beasts are both variations on those existing in the game: a wretched graug is a graug that spits poison, and there’s a stealthier caragor called a caragath. The player will also be able to summon hordes of ghuls (zombies) to do his or her bidding.

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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.

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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.

Friday 31 October

Ironclad Tactics – PS4 gameplay trailer
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Ironclad Tactics – PS4 gameplay trailer
A steampunk alternate history Civil War retelling.
Assassin’s Creed Unity – Time Anomalies trailer
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Assassin’s Creed Unity – Time Anomalies trailer
Arno visits WWII.
BattleCry gameplay teaser trailer
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BattleCry gameplay teaser trailer
Beta to hit NZ and AU first.
BattleCry beta coming to NZ and AU first
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BattleCry beta coming to NZ and AU first
Bethesda promises brutal 32-player battles.
Far Cry 4 – Battles of Kyrat trailer
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Far Cry 4 – Battles of Kyrat trailer
PvP mode explored.
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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Lord of the Hunt DLC trailer
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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Lord of the Hunt DLC trailer
Beastmaster Warchiefs unleashed.

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
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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
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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
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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
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The Crew - Customization Nation trailer
On the road.
Assassin’s Creed Unity – TV spot trailer
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Assassin’s Creed Unity – TV spot trailer
Is your assassin here?