Yet Another Call of Duty Ghosts Leak – Real Release Date Outed

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Another Call of Duty: Ghosts leak has hit the tubes since the previous were from both Tesco and XtraLife, now a Gamestop poster has surfaced to provide a real – yes REAL – release date for this years iteration of the massively popular franchise.

The poster states that Call of Duty: Ghosts will be released on Tuesday November 5th 2013 and that for those ordering from Gamestop will receive an exclusive Limited Edition poster. Does anyone actually care for such printed tat?

An official announcement is expected to be made on May 1st from Activision – we’ll keep you updated as it happens…

…or a few moments just after!

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Grand Theft Auto V: Michael. Franklin. Trevor Trailer

Grand Theft Auto V is coming September 17th, 2013 – today is the release of a brand-new trailer to keep you dreaming of making some sweet GTA mayhem until launch.

Earlier today we shared the news that YOU could be in the game by applying to the GTA V Cult casting call, but for now – enough of the chatter – watch the god-damn trailer above.

Enjoy…

Crimes & Punishment – A New Tech Demo

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With the Testament of Sherlock Holmes, the series of video games dedicated to the famous detective marked a notable step in its history by dropping the traditional PC adventure games’ gameplay in favor of a real investigation experience on consoles and PC.

With Crimes & Punishments, the series will mark a new milestone, as the development studio Frogwares will give up its home-made engine in order to switch to the well-known Unreal Engine 3 from Epic.
This choice will first allow the game to benefit from bigger environments that are more gorgeous and more varied, all while offering an incredible level of detail: dynamic lighting, shaders, post-processing effects, animations… the game is an all-around winner, as illustrated in the very first presentation video of the new engine of Sherlock Holmes’ latest game, which we’re sending you today.

This new engine not only benefits the game’s graphics: it also allows the development of new investigation mechanics that the previous engine’s limitations did not permit. These new mechanics give the player the feeling that they ARE Sherlock Holmes, and enable them to fully use the incredible talents and gifts known to all fans, such as his skill to guess many details about someone’s life simply by glancing at them – or to imagine and reconstruct the course of event by carefully observing all the key details of a crime scene.

Crimes & Punishments will begin showcasing these unique features in the coming weeks through videos and presentations of the game. Crimes & Punishments will also be presented in more detail at E3 2013.

Until then you can check out a series of screenshots and a trailer below.

 

Get Your Face In Grand Theft Auto 5 – Join The Kifflom Program

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Rockstar Games have opened up a website allowing you to join the Kifflom Program associated with their upcoming game Grand Theft Auto 5. All you have to do is fill in a few detail, provide a photo and sit back and wait.

The Grand Theft Auto 5 “casting call” event is giving Grand Theft Auto fans an opportunity to be cast as one of five Epsilon Program members in Grand Theft Auto V before the games release this September. Those who are chosen will have their features will be used to create one of the five characters in the game and possibly participate in other promotional events leading up to launch day.

A snippet from the Terms and Conditions are as follows: Participants must be (a) legal residents of the 50 United States, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada (excluding Quebec), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxemburg, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, and (b) 18 years of age (or majority age for the country of residence).

Event Period: The Eastern Time or “ET” is the local time zone for New York City in the United States “Event Period” will run from 12:01 AM ET April 29, 2013 until 11:59:59 PM ET on May 27, 2013.

All eligible Participants that submit their photo will be considered for casting as an Epsilon Program members in Grand Theft Auto V. In order to be cast in the game, the chosen Participant will be required to complete certain documents, including a publicity release, and may have to supply additional photographs to Rockstar Games. If the Participant fails or refuses to do so within twenty-four hours, a different Participant may be chosen. Rockstar Games is not responsible for late, lost, delayed, incomplete, corrupt, or misdirected communications or for theft or destruction or unauthorized access or alterations of materials, phone, electrical, network, computer, hardware, software program or transmission malfunctions, failures or difficulties.

Pictures should be clear, well lit and focus closely on the Participant’s head and shoulders, similar to a passport picture. We recommend that you look straight into the camera and that you do not wear anything that obscures your features such as glasses or a hat.

To apply just visit the website:

http://www.epsilonprogram.com/index.php

Black Ops 2 Update Adds New Game Mode

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The latest update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is a go-go and includes a great new Team Deathmatch variant as well as a range of even more improvements and fixes to the multiplayer element.

Taken straight from OXM – the details are as follows:

Featured Improvements

Added a limited time game mode to the Bonus Playlist, the Arms Race Team Deathmatch variant awards players 150 score per kill. Let the Scorestreak wars begin.

Added a post-match Connection Quality survey which will be presented to a sampling of players to assess online gameplay connection quality.

Multiplayer Issues Addressed

Fixed an issue reported by the community where players could get infinite ammo for the Death Machine and War Machine.

Addressed an issue reported by the community where players may not die when getting stuck with a Crossbow Bolt.

Fixed an issue reported by the community where the Hunter Killer drones will float around slowly when they miss a target from a certain angle.

Addressed an issue reported by the community where the frame rate may drop for other players when the host changes their audio settings during a match.

Addressed multiple issues on Magma where players were able to fall or dive-to-prone in certain lava areas and survive.

Players can now enter the crouched position while sprinting with the Riot Shield equipped.

Care packages now appear in blue and orange on the map when Color Blind Assist is enabled.

Resolved an issue where players and turrets could survive the water rush when in certain areas on Hydro.

Resolved a UI issue with Tactical Insertion button prompt placement in Split Screen after a Host Migration.

Resolved an inconsistency with Max Number of Players being displayed incorrectly when backing out of a Public Match search while it is searching.

Addressed an issue with the Respawn Delay counter overlapping with other on-screen graphics in Split Screen.

Addressed an issue with League Teams appearing incorrectly when they view another player’s League Team in the Leaderboards.

Fixed a formatting issue in Leagues Season Final text where the date the player was placed was wrapping incorrectly.

Overkill challenges will now progress if the player is using an alternate select fire mode.

Bots will no longer attempt to capture and destroy the Headquarters from outside of the Alien Set Van or the Castle.

The upper metal plate of a planted Assault Shield now appears in the proper position during a Killcam.

Fix for the Hellstorm Missile not defaulting to the center of the Vertigo map when it flies in.

Equipment, Turrets and Guardians are now destroyed when they are thrown or placed into the lava in some areas on Magma.

Addressed an issue with the Custom and Private Match change team scoreboard not updating in real time when the overlay is on screen.

Addressed a rapid scrolling issue in the Preset Class Menu.

Chopper Hunter Field Specialist challenge updated to Aircraft Hunter with a description that reflects the aircrafts that need to be destroyed to complete the challenge.

Text displayed for “Enemies forfeiting…” increased on Split-Screen to make it more legible.

Fixed an issue with the last player alive defusing the bomb in Search & Destroy not receiving any defuse points.

Resolved an issue with signing in and out while a film in loading in Theater.

The icon to distinguish a Search & Destroy bomb location is now visible to a Codcaster who is spectating the defending team.

Resolved an issue with attempting to sign into a Twitch account with Dual Play enabled.

Fixed an issue in the Combat Record where the images would disappear when scrolling off of and on to the Combat Record.

Fixed an issue in Offline System Link when the host leaves a lobby.

Gameplay Balancing

Reverted global spawn influencer change from previous game update due to undesirable side effects.

Zombies Mob of the Dead Issues Addressed

Addressed an issue reported by the community where players would collide with each other and die while riding the gondola.

Players can now board the plane once it’s been built.

Fixed an issue in Grief Mode where the Wolf head would freeze after round 5.

Addressed various zombie pathing issues throughout the map.

Fixed an issue where character conversations would overlap with each other.

Fixed an issue where players could not unlock the Juggernog machine that was locked down by Brutus.

Addressed several exploits involving zombie pathing and the zombie shield.

Resolved an issue where the game would not end if killed by the Acid Splat.

Fixed an issue where players could get stuck behind the Afterlife doors.

Resolved various pathing issues where zombies would not path to players behind open doors.

Addressed an issue with the electric chairs placing the players underneath the.

Addressed an issue where the prompt to build the plane would disappear while holding the Tomahawk.

Addressed an issue with the wins and loss data not updating in the Grief leaderboards.

Another Retailer Outs Call of Duty: Ghosts

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With Tesco in the UK already providing the biggest leak in the Call of Duty game for this year outing not only details, but a box art to boot – another retailer has come forward to provide spanish gamers with a place to pre-order.

XtraLife.ES has opened up a Call of Duty: Ghosts listing the game for 66.95 Euro’s and a release date of November 11th 2013. With Tesco UK suggesting a release date of November 4th 2013, obviously they are both likely to be placeholder dates until Activision make the official announcements sometime very soon.

Call of Duty: Ghosts ushers in the next generation of the franchise, delivering a riveting all-new gameplay experience built on an entirely new story, setting and cast, all powered by a new next-generation Call of Duty engine.

When new announcements, screens or even a shiny trailer surfaces – we’ll keep you posted.

Via GearNuke

Ubisoft’s Watch_Dogs Dated With New Trailer

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Ubisoft has today announced that their upcoming next-gen game Watch_Dogs will hit store shelves in the UK on November 22nd, 2013 on current and next-gen systems.

Available to pre-order now is a range of four different editions offering a variety of digital and physical content allowing for a deeper immersion in the Watch_Dogs universe: the Dedsec Edition; the Vigilante Edition; the Uplay Exclusive Edition and the Special Edition. Ubisoft are known for having a vast range of different editions depending upon where you pre-order – better off checking with your local retails what will become available, at least for most of us we just want the game and not all the other plastic crap to put the price up.

A rather splendid trailer also follows todays announcement as shown below:

Techland Has Formally Announced Hellraid

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Techland has today announced Hellraid, a brand-spanking new first-person co-op slasher that offers two games in one: a single-player, story-driven campaign of hack & slash action; and a co-operative multiplayer that pits four players against the denizens of hell – and each other – in a battle for points, rewards and fame.

The armies of Hell brought pain and destruction to the realm of man, and only a select few have the fighting skills necessary to confront the devilish monstrosities. Combining elements of hack & slash RPGs, first-person shooters and online multiplayer games, Hellraid features an advanced, immersive combat system with melee, ranged and magical weapons. The engaging Game Master system makes each game a different experience, placing loot and enemies while generating random online challenges.

With exploration, looting, questing, weapon crafting, boss fights, armor customization, character development, leaderboards, magic and so much more, Hellraid is set to drag you straight to hell later this year on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

We’ll update with more details when the news drops.

UK Unlocked Free Xbox Live Gold This Coming Weekend

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Get ready for an unmissable weekend of gaming and entertainment with the next UK Gold Unlocked Free Live Weekend. From 12.00pm midday BST on Friday 3rd May until 23:59 BST on Sunday 5th May, enjoy multiplayer gaming with Gears of War: Judgment, EA SPORTS FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Spring Classic, Halo 4 and many more – all for free!

Football fans can take part in the EA SPORTS FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Spring Classic in-game tournament all weekend for the chance to win 1,000,000 in-game coins plus other prizes. Petrol heads should check out the Forza Rivals Mode events for both Forza 4 and Forza Horizon. On Halo 4, play a total of ten Spartan Ops or War games missions over the weekend and receive Double XP on your next ten missions!

The full list of online gaming also includes Double XP on Gears of War: Judgment, Assassin’s Creed 3 and Far Cry 3. Multiplayer functionality will be unlocked across all Xbox games, including recent releases such as Tomb Raider, so prepare yourself for an epic weekend of online gaming and entertainment with your friends on Xbox Live.

As Xbox Live continues to expand its offering of world leading entertainment apps, you can enjoy content from the likes of Now TV, LOVEFiLM and Netflix. If you’re in the mood for a blockbuster movie check out Jack Reacher and more on Xbox Video. Existing Gold customers will also be rewarded with TV Tokens to watch shows such as Breaking Bad, Being Human and Vampire Diaries on Xbox Video this weekend.

Fans are also invited to enhance their Xbox 360 game and entertainment experience with Internet Explorer, as well as Xbox SmartGlass which turns their phone or tablet into an intelligent second screen.

To try some of these exciting new features along with all the other existing Xbox Live Gold experiences for free, visit the Xbox Dashboard and log in to Xbox Live.

Via Press Release

Rugby Challenge 2: The Lions Tour Edition

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Some fresh screenshots have appeared today for this summer release. Check them over below including the press release from Alternative Software and Home Entertainment Suppliers.

From the line-out to the scrum, and from the kick to the try-line, Rugby Challenge 2  adds even more action to the most critically acclaimed Rugby franchise in the history of videogames. These features include:

  • Refined and expanded gameplay with the addition of quick taps, quick lineout’s, mauls from lineout’s, interceptions, contesting ball at the breakdown, removing players from the ruck, number 8 scrum pickups, and dynamic in game team strategies.

  • Revamped Sound and commentary systems, with real-time commentary from Grant Nisbett and former All Black Justin Marshall, along with French language commentary from Eric Bayle and Thomas Lombard.

  • 110+ teams and 50+ stadia from around the world featured including official team, competition, and special match licenses.

  • More options than ever before to create or customise players, teams, and competitions, and also change game rules and behaviour to shape game play.