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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas getting Xbox 360 re-release, leaked Achievements suggest

UPDATE 23/10/2014 9.50pm: Rockstar has confirmed that GTA: San Andreas is coming to Games on Demand and it will be replacing the Xbox Originals version. On its support page Rockstar stated that "GTA: San Andreas on the Xbox Marketplace will be available again for purchase beginning October 26th, 2014, through Games on Demand. Show More Summary

PS4 firmware update will bring Share Play next week

The next PS4 software update will be out on 28th October, Sony has announced, and it's a big one. Codenamed Masamune, this new firmware update will add the highly anticipated Share Play feature we detailed in August. This will allow players to remotely watch and play their friends' games through high tech streaming wizardry. Show More Summary

3D Realms returns, releases anthology

3D Realms has returned five years after shutting its doors in May 2007. To celebrate its relaunch, the studio has assembled a 3D Realms Anthology consisting of 32 classic games along with a "re-rockestrated soundtrack". This bundle will ordinarily sell for $39.99, but is half off at $19.99 for the next 48 hours. Show More Summary

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty dev updates status on ports

Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty co-developer Oddworld Inhabitants has updated its blog to inform us of the status of the various ports for its Abe's Oddysee remake. Sadly, no release dates were announced, but here's the skinny on each the version...Show More Summary

Dark Souls 2 mod adds first-person option

Last year a dedicated modder brought us a mod to make Dark Souls a first-person game and now someone has followed suit with Dark Souls 2. YouTuber Benzoin-Gum has brought us the following hack that can be downloaded from their YouTube description. Show More Summary

Video: Watch us play Shadow Warrior from 5pm BST

Still on the fence about Shadow Warrior despite Eurogamer's review? Just want to see the game in action with Ian's lovely face in the top corner? You're in luck. We'll be streaming some early action from the game right here, just below, from 5pm UK time. Show More Summary

The Unfinished Swan spreads its wings on PlayStation 4, Vita next week

Arty PlayStation 3 adventure The Unfinished Swan will be released next week on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. All versions of the game cost £9.99 but will also be Cross-Buy - meaning that the new PS4 and Vita editions are free to download if you have already purchased the game on PS3. Show More Summary

Guild Wars 2 gem store kerfuffle irritates community

There's been a kerfuffle between Guild Wars 2 community and developer because of a patch that made surprise - and unfavourable - changes to the gem Currency Exchange. Gems are used to buy cosmetic and convenience items, and can be bought either with real-world money or in-game gold. Show More Summary

Spec Analysis: iPad Air 2 vs Google Nexus 9

Apple unveiled its brand new iPad tablet line-up last week, revealing a new iPad Air featuring an even thinner chassis, TouchID login, plus a new 20nm A8X processor. Benchmarks and specs are thin on the ground, but Apple promises a 40 per cent boost to CPU power and a whopping 2.5x increase to graphics power - a potent combination. Show More Summary

ESRB: In Dragon Age: Inquisition "fellatio is implied"

The Dragon Age series loves a bit of sex; BioWare loves a bit of sex. These are emotional adventures: they're bound to get a bit Channel 5. But how steamy will Dragon Age: Inquisition get? Let's the let love god of age-ratings, the ESRB, explain. "A female character briefly depicted in front of a man's torso," it rasps, "(fellatio is implied)." Read more…

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round release date announced

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will arrive in Europe on 20th February 2015 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, publisher Tecmo Koei has confirmed. A free trial version of the fighting game, Dead or Alive 5 Last Round: Core Fighters will also be available on new-gen consoles. Show More Summary

EA execs off the hook in Battlefield 4 'you lied to inflate share price' lawsuit

Battlefield 4 didn't work, everybody noticed and we even wrote a Disaster Report about the whole thing. And then we moved on. But only now, roughly a year after Battlefield 4 launched, has a class-action lawsuit against EA, about that game, been dismissed. Show More Summary

Video Games Live concert tour adds Birmingham, Glasgow dates

Video Games Live has announced two new UK dates in Birmingham and Glasgow. The international musical tour will visit Birmingham Symphony Hall on Thursday, 26th March and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Friday, 27th March. These new dates...Show More Summary

Video: Watch us play Bayonetta 2 from 4.30pm BST

UPDATE: We're pushing the stream back by 30 minutes, as Ian's having a few technical difficulties. See you at 4.30pm! ORIGINAL STORY: Happy Platinum week! In a tide of good fortune, we're getting not one but two games from the Osaka studio this week, which is something of a treat. Show More Summary

Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth review

Sometimes, you need to achieve a little distance in order to get a little perspective. Beyond Earth blasts the Civilization 5 template into space, but it's ultimately less of an offshoot to the main series and more of a measured response. Show More Summary

CeX accepting Bitcoin in 30+ UK shops from today

Swap shop CeX now accepts Bitcoin in more than 30 shops in the UK, with plans to expand to 256-plus shops in the future. There's a list of the shops supported, plus some handy Bitcoin explainers, on the CeX website. The roll-out follows a successful trial in Glasglow's Sauchiehall Street CeX store earlier this year. Show More Summary

Microsoft to end free Xbox Music streaming

Microsoft will withdraw its free Xbox Music streaming service on 1st December, the company has announced. The ad-supported option, available on Windows 8 devices and via the web, was launched in October 2012 as an alternative to the service's paid-for monthly pass and as a competitor to the likes of Spotify. Show More Summary

Nintendo 3DS sold 113k in Japan last week

Nintendo shifted 113,238 3DS handhelds in Japan last week, counting all variants of the device. That's down from the stonking 261,000 that Nintendo sold last week when the New 3DS and New 3DS XL models went on sale, but the last seven days have seen stock shortages, and one day was a public holiday. Show More Summary

Shroud of the Avatar gets Steam Early Access release date

Shroud of the Avatar will release on Steam Early Access on 24th November, developer Portalarium has said. This is the crowd-funded new role-playing game from the brain of Ultima, Richard Garriott. Backers have been testing Shroud since December last year with increasingly feature-complete releases made available at weekends. Show More Summary

Defense Grid 2 review

The basis of any given tower defence game is the narrow premise of placing towers to defend against some encroaching... thing. Honestly, the rest is quite vague. I've seen some that are meant to emulate doodles on a desk, and the invaders are office supplies. Show More Summary

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