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Microsoft has released a Halo 2 Anniversary cinematic launch trailer, offering a glimpse at the crisp quality of the remake’s new cut-scenes. The game is included as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection and will include completely new cinematics created specifically for the special release. These cut-scenes will allow players to discover new story elements while enjoying the prettier, updated visuals. Hit the jump to see just how pretty they really are.

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Well then, Halo: Nightfall is looking pretty darn good. The upcoming live-action series produced by Ridley Scott will fill the narrative gap between the events of Halo 4 and Halo 5. It’ll star a new character called Agent Locke (played by Mike Colter); Locke will also be a playable character in Halo 5.

This new trailer is an extended version of the one that was released a few months ago. With the Halo: Master Chief Collection heading to Xbox One on 11 November, it seems like a good time to remind the world that Nightfall is coming as well, despite the fact that Microsoft’s TV studio, Xbox Originals, is already dead.

The new Nightfall trailer introduces a few more characters, shows off a lot of familiar weapons (which look really amazing) and gives a glimpse of an Elite. Got to admit, I kind of really want to watch this.

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UPDATE: the new content is live and will automagically download next time you launch; it’s 2.7 GB.

For the six of you in South Africa who are playing Titanfall, Respawn has announced that an upcoming content update will bring a Horde more called Frontier Defense.

Frontier Defense will put four players together to battle increasingly difficult waves of AI-controlled enemies. Respawn has said that we can expect new enemy types alongside some variations of Titans and Spectres. In the demo that was streamed by Respawn over Twitch, Militia forces had to protect a harvester from IMC attack. Players were able to deploy fixed turrets and swap their weapon loadouts at Loadout Crates found near the specific defence objective. If you’re killed, you get flown back into the fray, but you can also fire down on the battle from the safety of the drop ship.

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If you’ve been following the furore surrounding the long-dead Star Wars: Battlefront 3, then you’ll know that it’s a sordid tale that dates all the way back to 2008. Heck, it goes back even further to 2006 because that’s when development of the ill-fated game actually kicked off.

Fast forward eight years and the Internet is still fawning over the long-lost title, trying to imagine what might have been had LucasArts and developer Free Radical Design not wanted to punch each other in the face.

There’s been leaked pre-alpha footage before, but a curious upload to YouTube has unveiled another 30 minutes of very rough gameplay. The two new videos show off further pre-alpha footage, so there’s a lot of placeholder items and missing textures. You can check it out for yourself after the jump. After that take solace in the fact that EA and DICE are reviving the franchise. We’ll probably see a lot more at E3 next year. Possibly. Maybe. Don’t quote me on that. If it’s true, then totally quote me on that.

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Well now, it’s been about two months since we’ve heard the Call of Duty Hype Train’s ear-piercing whistle, so here’s the official “gameplay launch trailer” to make sure we remember there’s a new CoD coming in early November.

I’m assuming that the video’s “gameplay launch trailer” label indicates that we’re going to see more than one “launch trailer”. Up next will likely be the “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Official Story Launch Trailer”, which will be followed by the “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Official Multiplayer Launch Trailer”. If we’re lucky we’ll get a “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Official Kevin Spacey Launch Trailer” as well.

You can check it out after the jump. While it makes for your typical launch trailer stuff (complete with raspy alternate rock backing track, a “hu-rah!” and liberal doses of bullet-bullet-guns) you got to admit this looks like the most interesting single-player CoD campaign since Black Ops. Or maybe I’m just a sucker for bullet-bullet-guns and Kevin Spacey?

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Before the release of Far Cry 3, Ubisoft began publishing a series of YouTube primer videos called the “Island Survival Guides”. In those videos, everything (from terrain to animal species to weapons) was discussed and introduced so that players could dive headfirst into the game once it released. Ubisoft is continuing the tradition with a new series on Far Cry 4’s fictional Himalayan region of Kyrat.

In the first episode, Ubisoft highlights the Lowlands of Kyrat. This will, from the sounds of things, be your starting region in Far Cry 4. This is just one of many biomes you’ll find throughout the game; the multiple biomes was one of the features Ubisoft was keen to discuss at rAge this past weekend.

In addition to the terrain and wildlife, this trailer introduces a new enemy character: Paul Depleur. He’s the leader of Pagn Min’s royal army. You can find all of this in the video after the jump.

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Guns guns GUNS! Wait, that’s another first-person shooter quote, isn’t it? (Super-flying-Internet-high-fives if you can say which one!) Far Cry 4 is out next month, and soon we’ll be tearing apart the picturesque Himalayan foothills and mountains. In order to do that we’ll need guns – lots of guns.

Luckily there’s a bloke called Longinus in the game who will supply you with all the teeth a predator could want. Also, he works in a really subversive church metaphor as he explains all the weapons he’s got to help you murder people with.

In a way, I’m getting flashes of Far Cry 2 from the weapons dealer; I liked that gameplay mechanic in the second game. Speaking of Far Cry 2, the mortar is back in Far Cry 4. Hooray! Now we can rain down explosive vengeance from a very safe distance. Hit the jump to watch all this irreverent fun for yourself. Far Cry 4 is out on 18 November.

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You hear that, Glorious Master Race? You don’t need to play the whole of Destiny, because the BEST part of Destiny is now on PC! It’s called Interactive Cave Shooting Simulator and it’s all yours for the low, low price of FREE. See? We told you Destiny would come to PC eventually.

You can play arguably the best part of Destiny in your web browser right this moment. Just head over here.  And if you have no idea what is going on right now, click this.

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Praise the Traveller. Bungie is listening to the barrage of online bitching and will be patching Destiny’s rubbish loot system at some point this week. Considering, at time of writing, that the Destiny servers are currently down, it’s likely that the patch may even go live today. That or it’s another DDOS attack. (UPDATE: yep, DDOS attack; Destiny and Call of Duty: Ghosts servers are offline.)

The patch notes for update 1.0.2 explain the numerous changes coming to the loot system. It all comes down to the Cryptarch and Engrams; both of which were the systems that were making the loot system feel unfair.

From now on, Legendary (purple) Engrams will always decode into Legendary or better items. This means that they could also decode into Exotic weapons or Legendary crafting materials. Rare (blue) Engrams will always decode into Rare or better items, and now have an increase chance to decode into Legendary items.

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It was fun while it lasted. Bungie has nuked Destiny’s fabled “Treasure Cave” in the fifth hotfix released for the game so far. The Treasure Cave allowed players to exploit a rapid respawn point for a group of Hive enemies in order to farm equipment drops and XP. The Treasure Cave was located on the Earth map in the game.

In the hotfix notes, Bungie playfully announced the nerfing of the exploit: “The Hive of the holy “Treasure Cave” have realized the futility of their endless assault on Skywatch and have retired to lick their wounds and plan their next attack.”

Yes, I too succumbed to the lure of the Treasure Cave. I stood outside its entrance, silently standing shoulder-to-shoulder with many other hopefuls, diligently emptying clip after clip into that cavernous maw in the hopes that the loot gods would bless me with Rare of Legendary engram drops. They did on numerous occasions, but the Cryptarch had other plans for my farming efforts. I really, REALLY hate that guy.

Source: Bungie


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