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Call of Duty 2014 in-game character shot revealed at GDC

Call of Duty 2014 in-game character shot revealed at GDC

Sledgehammer brought an in-game character image from "Call of Duty 2014" to the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco last month.

The image, posted by IGN, shows what the developer of this year's Call of Duty claims to be "actual in-game characters".

"Call of Duty 2014" will be Sledgehammer's first full Call of Duty game. The studio was confirmed as an addition to the Call of Duty development rotation in February. It joins Treyarch and Infinity Ward.

Its addition the annual Call of Duty rotation means that Infinity Ward and Treyarch have longer to work on their own Call of Duty games.

Sledgehammer was founded by Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield who were previously at Visceral Games working on Dead Space.

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Grid Autosport announced, will be "more authentic" than Grid 2

Grid Autosport announced, will be "more authentic" than Grid 2

Codemasters has unveiled Grid: Autosport, the third game in the Grid series that is coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC in June.

According to Codemasters, Grid: Autosport aims to move the series back in line as a more authentic racing game, and will harken back to some of its earlier titles in terms of content and handling.

PC is the game's lead platform.

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Sony defends H1Z1 from DayZ cloning accusations

Sony defends H1Z1 from DayZ cloning accusations

H1Z1 isn't just a big-budget DayZ clone, says Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley.

In a Reddit thread comparing the two titles, Smedley acknowledged the similarities, but also sought to highlight some differences.

"Not going to give some politically correct dodgy [bullsh***] answer," said Smedley. "It is a survival in a Zombie Apocalypse game. So is DayZ. [Bohemia Interactive] have made a brilliant game (first I might add). They have a great vision for it and can count myself and most of the people on our team as fans and contributors."

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Dragon Age: Inquisition gets release date, new trailer and screens

Dragon Age: Inquisition gets release date, new trailer and screens

BioWare's fantasy RPG Dragon Age: Inquisition launches on October 7 in the US and October 9 here, EA has announced.

A Digital Deluxe Edition of the game is available for pre-order, and it includes:

Skyhold Throne: Every ruler should sit in a place of high honor, but as the Inquisitor you will have the greatest of all, fashioned from an ancient dragon skull

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The Walking Dead Season Two comes to Vita next week

The Walking Dead Season Two comes to Vita next week

The second season of The Walking Dead is coming to PlayStation Vita next week, Telltale Games has announced.

The game’s first two episodes – 'All That Remains' and 'A House Divided' – will be available for download via PlayStation Store on Wednesday, April 23.

Each episode will be available for US$5 (local price to be confirmed), or players can save 20 percent by purchasing the Season Pass, which includes access to Episodes 1 through 5 as they become available.

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Assassin's Creed Unity to feature four-player coop - rumour

Assassin's Creed Unity to feature four-player coop - rumour

Ubisoft will demonstrate a four player cooperative mode for Assassin's Creed Unity at E3 this year claims a tipster corroborated by sources at The Escapist.

According to these sources, Ubisoft will bring two demos of the upcoming stealth-action game to E3 in June. The first will feature a traditional singleplayer mode. The second will introduce a "narrative" four-player cooperative mode.

Ubisfot was forced to announce Assassin's Creed Unity prematurely after Kotaku leaked screenshots of the game in March.

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Xbox One sales are somewhere south of 5 million

Xbox One sales are somewhere south of 5 million

Five million Xbox One consoles have been shipped to retail since launch, according to the latest data from research firm NPD.

However, the console’s actual sales figures were not disclosed.

By contrast, last week it was revealed that more than seven million PlayStation 4 consoles have been sold to consumers. That console has led hardware sales in the US for three straight months.

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Codemasters teases GRID 3 with video

Codemasters teases GRID 3 with video

UK developer Codemasters has teased a new entry in the GRID with a short teaser video posted to the franchise's YouTube channel.

The video video indicates that a fuller reveal will take place on April 22, tomorrow in the UK.

In a thread on NeoGAF, Codemasters added, “Just a heads up, this isn’t DLC. Cockpit view? We listened.”

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Uncharted 4, The Last of Us art director departs Naughty Dog

Uncharted 4, The Last of Us art director departs Naughty Dog

Nate Wells, art director on The Last of Us and Uncharted 4, is the latest high profile departure from Naughty Dog.

Wells announced his departure over Twitter, and said he was moving to Unfinished Swan studio Giant Sparrow.

“Yes, I joined the wild, wacky, and ultimately brilliant folks at Giant Sparrow on April 3,” he said.

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2D Prince of Persia in development - rumour

2D Prince of Persia in development - rumour

Ubisoft is working on a new 2D Prince of Persia, reports a French gaming site.

Portail de Jeu Video claims that the game is being built on UbiArt, the same engine that powers the Rayman games, and the upcoming Child of Light. Using UbiArt, the developers are able to animate the Prince's 2D body as if it were 3D.

Various animations such as wall-jumps and sword attacks are already in place, claims Portail de Jeu Video.

Wednesday 23 April


BioWare raises the stakes in Dragon Age: Inquisition
Interview
BioWare raises the stakes in Dragon Age: Inquisition
We speak with producer Cameron Lee.
Warface Xbox 360 Edition launch trailer
Trailer
Warface Xbox 360 Edition launch trailer
Grumpier...grumpier...that's it!
Ace Combat Infinity - Spread Your Wings trailer
Trailer
Ace Combat Infinity - Spread Your Wings trailer
Fly the unfriendly skies.
Grid Autosport announced, will be "more authentic" than Grid 2
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Grid Autosport announced, will be "more authentic" than Grid 2
New-gen versions not on the cards.
Sony defends H1Z1 from DayZ cloning accusations
News
Sony defends H1Z1 from DayZ cloning accusations
Smedley an admirer of Bohemia's work.
Grid Autosport announcement trailer
Trailer
Grid Autosport announcement trailer
Don't forget your roots.
Batman: Arkham Origins - Cold, Cold Heart DLC launch trailer
Trailer
Batman: Arkham Origins - Cold, Cold Heart DLC launch trailer
Cool party. Allow me to break the ice.
Dragon Age: Inquisition gets release date, new trailer and screens
News
Dragon Age: Inquisition gets release date, new trailer and screens
Digital Deluxe Edition detailed.

Tuesday 22 April


Life Goes On review
Review
Life Goes On review
'Tis but a scratch!
Lego The Hobbit review
Review
Lego The Hobbit review
A wholly expected journey.
Lego Movie Game review
Review
Lego Movie Game review
A model, idiot.
The Walking Dead Season Two comes to Vita next week
News
The Walking Dead Season Two comes to Vita next week
First season now on Android.
Alien: Isolation lo-fi sci-fi video developer diary
Trailer
Alien: Isolation lo-fi sci-fi video developer diary
Back to the future.
Assassin's Creed Unity to feature four-player coop - rumour
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Assassin's Creed Unity to feature four-player coop - rumour
In addition to singleplayer.
Xbox One sales are somewhere south of 5 million
News
Xbox One sales are somewhere south of 5 million
Even so, Titanfall tops charts.
Risen 3: Titan Lords teaser trailer
Trailer
Risen 3: Titan Lords teaser trailer
Wrestling your demons.
Codemasters teases GRID 3 with video
News
Codemasters teases GRID 3 with video
"This isn't DLC."
GRID teaser trailer
Trailer
GRID teaser trailer
"Racing is coming."
Uncharted 4, The Last of Us art director departs Naughty Dog
News
Uncharted 4, The Last of Us art director departs Naughty Dog
Studio leaking top talent like a sieve.
2D Prince of Persia in development - rumour
News
2D Prince of Persia in development - rumour
Built on the UbiArt engine.
Tropico 5 - The Eras trailer
Trailer
Tropico 5 - The Eras trailer
A dynasty to stand the test of time.
Life Goes On launch trailer
Trailer
Life Goes On launch trailer
Take one for the team.
Trials Fusion launch trailer
Trailer
Trials Fusion launch trailer
The fifth Trials is out of the gate.

Thursday 17 April


Adventure on the cards: Naxxramas falls upon Hearthstone
Interview
Adventure on the cards: Naxxramas falls upon Hearthstone
Blizzard kicks it up to Tier 3.
Wargame: Red Dragon launch trailer
Trailer
Wargame: Red Dragon launch trailer
Now with warships.
Elder Scrolls Online gets quest bug fixes, loot patch incoming
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Elder Scrolls Online gets quest bug fixes, loot patch incoming
Solving the case of the disappearing chests.