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Video: Aliens: Colonial Marines - Kick Ass Trailer

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Video: Bioshock Infinite Industrial Revolution

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Video: Crysis 3 - Nanosuit Trailer

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Elder Scrolls Online Beta Sign-Up & New Trailer

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The Elder Scrolls Online Beta Sign-up has officially begun. Let the flood gates open. If you're interested in taking part in the beta head over HERE to put your name down as well as some more information. If you're one of the lucky few selected you get to embark on an Elder Scrolls adventure like no other. To go with the sign-up officially opening Bethesda has also released a brilliant CG Trailer--entitled The Alliances--that you can check out below. It's beyond words. Good luck to you with getting into the Beta and signing up, there is already a message stating that there's heavy traffic on the site.

News Byte: New Borderlands 2 Skins & Heads Available

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Gearbox Software and 2K have announced new skins and heads are now available for all the characters in Borderlands 2. There are 15 packs in total across three themes, Domination, Madness and Supremacy--that means three heads and skins for each character. Each pack will run you 80MSP/$0.99 and is currently available for download on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

All I can say is GIMME! GIMME NOW!!

News Byte: Dead Space 3 Gets N7 Armor

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With Dead Space 3 a few short weeks away from release on Feb. 5th, Visceral and EA have announced that those who played Mass Effect 3 will get their hands on a N7 armor for Issac and Carver. Just make sure you have a save from ME 3 when you boot up Dead Space 3.

ME 3 Bounty Weekend - Operation: Geronimo

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Mass Effect 3 currently has a Bounty Weekend event active. The event entitled Operation: Geronimo takes place from Jan 18th to Jan 20th. See the event details and rewards below.

Event Description: Reaper units are identifying and targeting our team medics. To counter, we are increasing training in battlefield medicine for all N7 soldiers, regardless of specialty. By ensuring each soldier can deliver emergency care, we will confuse and frustrate the Reapers into abandoning their strategy.

Individual Goal: Earn any first aid medal on any map at any difficulty.
Reward: Commendation Pack 

News Byte: DmC DLC Costume Pack Incoming

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Recently released DmC: Devil May Cry has a slew of downloadable content incoming. In addition to the Vergil's Downfall and the Blood Palace, we also know that a costume pack will be release on January 30th for 320MSP/$4. The pack will include three separate looks: Classic Dante, Neo Dante and Dark Dante. Head over HERE for vids of each costume.

Video: MGR: Revengence - Boss Battle Trailer

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News Byte: God Of War: Ascension Demo Coming

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Sony has announced that there will be a God Of War: Ascension demo dropping late February. If you didn't get a chance to try the game when it was bundled with the Total Recall Blu-ray then now's your chance to give it a whirl. 

Personally I'm not too excited about this prequel to the God of War series. I think where God Of War 3 left off was a brilliant way to keep the Kratos story alive and I'm more interested in seeing where they go from there than this.

Video: Metal Gear Rising: Revengence - Jack The Ripper

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Video: CyberPunk 2077 Teaser Trailer

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News Byte: Bloody Palace Coming to DmC After Launch

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The wave based mode, Bloody Palace, that we've all come to love, and hate, from the Devil May Cry series will make its return in the upcoming reboot. Capcom and Ninja Theory have confirmed that Bloody Palace will be released as post-launch DLC and will be free of charge to boot for all you lovely DmC: Devil May Cry owners. 

Four day and counting.

Video: Anarchy Reigns Launch Trailer

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Announcement: Pokemon X and Pokemon Y

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There are two new Pokemon games headed our way later this year. Pokemon X and Pokemon Y are the two latest games to be announced and the first running on the Nintendo 3DS. New Pokemon, new locations, a new visual style and much more accompany this upcoming release. Check out the trailer below and expect Pokemon X and Pokemon Y in stores this October.

Microsoft E3 Countdown

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So something that I've been meaning to write about that caught my attention, and probably yours as well, the countdown clock that has appeared on Major Nelson's Blog. Click HERE to check it out. Basically the countdown is slated to expire this June just in time for E3. Now let your imagination run wild as to what this could possibly mean; many are speculating that the new Xbox will be announced. That seems the most likely contender but in my opinion it's far too early to tell and why the need for the added fluff. If it is indeed the announcement of the next Xbox then I commend Microsoft on being able to keep under wraps for so long.


If Microsoft does announce the next Xbox in June when will we see it. Will it release before the end of the year? maybe next year? and what about Sony and the PlayStation 4? Will that make an appearance at E3 this year? If it isn't about the next Xbox then what could it possibly be? There is too much you can speculate about, even though we g…

Lego Marvel Superheroes

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TT Games are poised to do it again with another hit LEGO game. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes was announced earlier today and will include never before seen LEGO characters from the Marvel universe. I cannot wait to see LEGO Spider-Man and please tell me Cyclops will be part of this game, ERMAHGERD!! Ahem, sorry about that, got abit carried away. Right then. I couldn't be more excited for this game, I've come to enjoy the silly antics that TT Games comes up with for their LEGO games and with this one pulling some major character it'll definitely be a fun play.

Check out the full PRESS RELEASE below:
Marvel super heroes are assembling for an action-packed, brick-smashing good time! Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and Marvel Entertainment announced today that "LEGO Marvel Super Heroes" will be available beginning Fall 2013 for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system,…

New Remember Me Trailer

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Today we get a new trailer for Dontnod and Capcom's upcoming action game Remember Me. In the trailer we see several of the gameplay elements, including traversal, combat, and at the end an arena style boss fight with someone called Kid Xmas. Remember Me hits stores this May.

I'm looking forward to this one. After playing Deus Ex: HR, I'm hooked on games that let me explorer a futuristic city and this one lets you run wild in Neo-Paris. How cool is that?



VG Releases of the Week

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With the new year under way we're expected to see several new releases in the next coming weeks. This week, however, is pretty tame with the releases--actually I'd say the industry is still on holiday. But enough of that, let's take a look at what games are getting released this week.

Nintendo DS/3Ds
NO RELEASES SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKApple iPhone/iPad
NO CONFIRMED RELEASES SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKPC/MAC
NO RELEASES SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKSony PlayStation 3
Anarchy Reigns [01/08]Dance Magic [01/08]Sony PlayStation Vita/Portable
PSP - NO RELEASES SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKVita - The Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable [01/08]Nintendo Wii/Wii U
NO RELEASES SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKMicrosoft Xbox 360/XBLA
Anarchy Reigns [01/08]As you can see besides Anarchy Reigns there is nothing worth mentioning for the coming week.

News Byte: Bioshock Ultimate Rapture Edition Confirmed

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It is now official, the Bioshock collection is headed to North America later this month. 2k Games has confirmed today that the Bioshock Ultimate Rapture Edition will be hitting store on January 14th for $29.99. This collection will include both games (Bioshock and Bioshock 2) and all accompanying downloadable content.

Here's a full breakdown:


Museum of Orphaned Concepts: Take a tour of a never-before-seen BioShock museum and view early concept art, character models and more set within the halls of Rapture.Plasmids Pack: Includes four additional Plasmids and Gene Tonics – Sonic Boom, EVE Saver, Vending Expert and Machine Buster – for use in BioShock.Challenge Rooms Pack: Previously exclusive to PS3 and now available for Xbox 360 for the first time, the pack tests the player’s mettle by requiring them to utilize the skills learned while traversing the halls of Rapture to survive three separate puzzle rooms in BioShock.Sinclair Solutions Tester: Contains a number of customizat…

Devil May Cry CG Trailer

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Just give me this game already. As one of my most anticipated game for 2013, I'm ready to get my hands on the DmC: Devil May Cry remake. We're just under two weeks, so until then here's a new CG Trailer to hold us over until the game is released on January 15th.


Tomb Raider Multiplayer Details

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A lot of you are probably having the same reaction I'm having right now. Which goes something like this, What? NO. Where the hell did this come from? News that the upcoming Tomb Raider will include a Multiplayer option was revealed last week, to the dismay of many. Today we have details on some of the modes and features that will be included in the game.

Team Deathmatch is your standard gametype where you play as either Lara's allies or  scavengers in a best-of-three match. You take turns switching between the two groups. Another mode, called Rescue, has you delivering Med-Packs to specific locations on the map while the opposing scavenger team has to rack up a certain number of kills. The last mode called Cry For Help revolves around the discovery and collection aspect of Tomb Raider.

It is said that the multiplayer maps aren't too wide open but offers environmental traps and destructible items. Player will have several characters to choose from and will be able to level th…

Happy New Year

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It has been one year since I started Games News Network and boy has it been a crazy ride. The last year was filled with so much video game news, controversy, releases and much more that it was an overload at times. However, we made it through it all. Now the new year has started and we can expect more of the same. With next-gen consoles looming over the horizon for Microsoft and Sony and no official announcements made for this year it will be interesting to see how they handle the reveal; I'm thinking E3. On the games front there is a lot on the way. January is set to kick off the new year with games like DmC: Devil May Cry and Anarchy Reigns with Tomb Raider, Metal Gear Rising: Revengence, Bioshock Infinite and many more to follow in coming months.

You can expect Games News Network to be on top of all the news that comes out of 2013. Expect a few changes as the months go by as I bring you my take on all the industry buzz.

Happy New Year and game on.