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Nintendo details Wii U’s digital launch line-up

Trine 2, Nano Assault Neo, Little Inferno, Chasing Aurora and Puddle will front Nintendo’s eShop offerings when the Wii U launches in the UK at midnight. Also available to download is a demo for EA’s FIFA 13, as well as many of the launch titles that can also be purchased …

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FIFA 13 on Wii U missing Ultimate Team, other gameplay features

EA has confirmed that the Wii U version of FIFA 13 will not include all of the features seen in the Xbox 360 and PS3 releases. Chief amongst the omitted features is the popular online mode FIFA Ultimate Team. "We don’t have Ultimate Team, purely and simply because Nintendo’s online …

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VIDEO: Elder Scrolls MMO rings the changes

Having surprised us all with the announcement of The Elder Scrolls Online yesterday, ZeniMax has released the first details of the already hotly anticipated title. The info comes from US games mag Game Informer, which has the world-first exclusive on the game. Visually TESO will look quite different to what …

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Black Ops II – near future setting, branching plotlines, zombie mode

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is real, and at last MCV can discuss some of the juicier elements of the game. Firstly, as we all know by now, the game adopts a Tom Clancy style near-future setting – 2025, to be exact. This means very high-tech gadgetry based on …

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Miyamoto resisted Mario Kart 7 changes

It takes a strong willed fellow to stand up to the mighty Shigeru Miyamoto, but that’s exactly what happened in the development of 3DS racer Mario Kart 7. "The way the gliders fly isn’t particularly faithful to real life, but I think it feels pretty good in action," he told …

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Halo: Anniversary’s Kinect integration detailed

Microsoft’s Halo-centric development studios 343 Industries has outlined exactly how Kinect integration will work in upcoming November release Halo: Anniversary. IGN reports that three specific features have been detailed – Voice Commands, Analyse Mode and The Library. The first allows gamers to use voice commands to perform basic in-game tasks …

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New Xbox features added to Windows Phone 7

GAMESCOM:Microsoft is planning more new features for the Games Hub in its Windows Phone Mango software update. The new features include in-app purchases for games, or ‘Game Add-ons’ as Microsoft is calling them. New Windows Phone title Beards & Beaks will be the first to benefit, with players able to …

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New PS3 features blocked from non-subscribers

Sony has for the first time blocked non PlayStation Plus users from accessing some features found in the latest PS3 firmware update. The update offers both automated Trophy syncing – currently Trophies have to be synced manually – and the ability to automatically have game saves transferred to the cloud. …

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Codies: Big changes planned for F1 2011

Next year’s iteration of Codemasters’ F1 racing franchise will build upon the success of this year’s game, with the publisher promising more than just some incremental updates to keep it up to date with the latest F1 season. CEO Rod Cousens told MCV that F1 2011 will definitely not be …

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LGC 2010: Further analysis

Forget the buzzwords and gimmicks that are swamping games – we asked sponsors of this week’s London Games Conference to tell us what they thought things like online content and digital distribution really mean for our industry. Read on for insight into the trade’s future. Follow the links below to …

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