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Crystal Dynamics’ top-down, downloadable action adventure Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris will be out on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 09 December 2014. The sequel to 2010′s Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light brings four-player couch co-op to the game. No pricing has been released as yet.

Source: IGN

Just over a month ago, a modder (called TheWorse) located and reactivated a bunch of graphics settings that had been hidden inside the PC version of the Watch Dogs code. That resulted in said modder releasing a “mod” (really just a minor file tweak) so that all PC gamers could experience Watch Dogs the way it looked when it was first unveiled in 2012. This caused a bit of a scene and Ubisoft had to release an official statement. The graphics tweak stopped working shortly afterwards thanks to a Watch Dogs update. Good news then: TheWorse is back with a final build of the mod. It comes in two flavours: one with a built-in high-res texture pack (the work of a separate modder) and one without the texture pack. Grab the texture pack bundled option here (about 770MB) and the straight graphics mod option (about 125MB) here.

Source: TheWorse Blog

The first part of upcoming Hearthstone expansion “Curse of Naxxramas” will be available on 22 July 23 July (as pointed out by R4mzy in the comments below). We realise that that previous sentence was entirely superfluous considering the headline of this article. In fact, the rest of this article is pretty unnecessary as well. So, yeah. This is awkward. A three-headed monkey would be great right about now.

You might have seen headlines stating that Microsoft has done a new 180 in dropping yet another feature from the Xbox One. That feature is the ability for ordinary Xbox One consoles to double as devkits, which is great for hobbyist game developers and indie teams that can’t fork out wads of cash for separate Xbox One devkits. Since the console released however, Microsoft has been quiet on this feature. Website Digital Spy originally quoted Xbox Advanced Technology Group’s Martin Fuller as saying the feature had been dropped and that he did not know the reasoning. Shortly after the Internet imploded with more vitriol aimed at Microsoft for yet another Xbox One reversal, the company issued a statement to say that Fuller was speaking out of turn and that Microsoft remains “committed to ensuring the best possible solution for developers and hobbyists to create games for Xbox One.”  So for now, it’s waiting as usual until Microsoft releases a firmware update to enable the devkit features on Xbox One.

Cliff Bleszinski is coming out of “retirement” and will be announcing details about his first game that he’s been working on since he quit his previous position as Lead Designer on the Gears of War series at Epic Games in 2012. Bleszinski has previously said that he wanted to open up his own studio and get back into the arena shooter genre, as well as make a game that had no cutscenes or scripted sequences. Bleszinski is also credited for the Jazz Jackrabbit series and has also been involved in Unreal Tournament along with fellow Epic designer James Schmalz.

If you caught last night’s special E3 Nintendo Direct briefing, then you were probably spoilt for choice on what to get super excited about. Nintendo has pretty much smashed it out of the park for Wii U owners this year. One of the nicest surprises, however, was news that all copies of Bayonetta 2 will come with a copy of the original Bayonetta at absolutely no extra cost. You’re getting two games for the price of one. It makes a lot of sense considering Nintendo faithful never got to play the original Bayonetta. It also obviates any hesitation on behalf of newcomers to the series. Nintendo also announced that Bayonetta 2 will be out this October. Finally!

According to Spike TV’s Geoff Keighley, Electronic Arts is preparing to reveal six new titles during their press conference prior to this year’s E3. The press conference will also provide new details on upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition and Star Wars: Battlefront, which was revealed via a brief teaser at last year’s pre-E3 press conference. The EA press conference will be broadcast live via the EA website, Spike TV’s website, and Twitch. It kicks off on 9 June at 3PM eastern time, which translates to 9PM for us here in South Africa.

Source: Polygon

Ubisoft just released a neat little company fact sheet providing a handful of interesting odds and ends about the third biggest publisher in the world. One of those interesting bits of info regards the Assassin’s Creed IP, which has sold 73 million units worldwide since it debuted in 2007. The second biggest IP in Ubisoft’s stable? Just Dance, with 48 million units sold worldwide. THAT is why we get a new Assassin’s Creed every year – it’s pretty much Ubisoft’s money printer.

Source: Ubisoft

Sony Computer Entertainment has revealed on the PlayStation Blog that Sucker Punch’s latest super-power infused action game, inFAMOUS: Second Son, has hit a global sales milestone of 1 million units. This includes both physical retail copies and digital copies purchased via the PlayStation Store. Not bad numbers, but probably less impressive when one considers that there are a lot of PlayStation 4 gamers out there who are eager for new titles. Our own Matthew Vice has zapped his way through the game and rather enjoyed the colourful romp. You can read about that here.

Source: The PlayStation Blog 

Sega and Creative Assembly’s upcoming survival horror, Alien Isolation will be out on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on 7 October 2014. Considering the news dropped at the UK expo EGX Rezzed, it’s safe to assume that this is our local release date as well and not some earlier date for the American market.


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