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Battlefield 4 Open Beta unlocks on October 1 for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3

Even though I write news on the daily, it becomes an ocean of content that sometimes I forget that certain things are coming... like the Battlefield 4 Open Beta which opens up on October 1 for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

 

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Next-gen consoles will see the next-gen first-person shooter open its doors up on November 12 for the PS4 and November 19 for the Xbox One. Console gamers who use the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the retail BF4 version, where they can build their stats and then transfer them over to the PS4 or Xbox One when those consoles launch in November.

 

How do you get into the Battlefield 4 Open Beta? Well, you could do what I just did and pre-order Battlefield 4: Digital Deluxe through Origin, or if you've already purchased Medal of Honor: Warfighter in its Limited or Deluxe Editions, then you're ready to go.

RumorTT: Nudity appears to be confirmed in GTA V, screenshot inside

A recently leaked screenshot popped up on Reddit today that appears to confirm the question on everyone's mind. If the photo is real, then we will see not only nudity in Grand Theft Auto V, but you will be able to grope and fondle the strippers in the game.

 

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We have blurred out the image for obvious reasons (which can be found after the jump), but I can assure you that the image above contains anatomically correct nudity. You can also see a prompt in the image that warns you to not get caught by a bouncer while fondling the stripper.

 

After the major Hot Coffee controversy that surrounded GTA San Andreas, the decision to include nudity in GTA V is quite unexpected. How do you feel about nudity in GTA V? Let us know in the comments.

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Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure sees its second trailer

Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure sees its second trailer released, with Big Finish Games connecting the dots to the previous Tex Murphy games, introducing new characters, and more.

 

 

Tesla Effect starts off from where Tex Murphy: Overseer ended in 1998, with gamers on the edge of their seats thanks to its cliffhanger ending. The trailer isn't short, either, running for a hefty 8 minutes. Tesla Effect takes place in the same post-apocalyptic future that the previous FMV-based Tex Murphy series of games was based in, something I truly love.

 

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Big Finish Games raked in close to $600,000 on Kickstarter for Tesla Effect, and has planned an early-2014 release on both Windows PC and Mac.

Diablo 3: Storm of Light novel coming in 2014, ties in with Diablo 3

Prepare yourselves for a tie-in novel for Diablo 3, which was announced by Blizzard Entertainment yesterday. The novel will be called Diablo 3: Storm of Light, with the novel being the fourth Diablo 3-related book to be released.

 

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Storm of Light will bridge the gap in story lines between Diablo 3 and the upcoming expansion Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls, which will be released early next year. Storm of Light will concentrate on two characters: Shanar and Jacob, who were featured in the DC Comics series: Diablo: Sword of Justice.

Rockstar says GTA Online will feature over 500 mission at launch

It's no doubt that GTA V is the most highly anticipated game of the year, maybe even the decade. With over $250 million in production, Rockstar has put a lot of effort into the games online mode. During an interview with website Game Informer, Rockstar Games CEO Leslie Benzies said that Grand Theft Auto Online would feature over 500 missions on launch day.

 

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Benzies went on to say that Rockstar plans to utilize GTA Online to create an entire Grand Theft Auto universe that will incorporate everything Rockstar has done, and will do in the future with the series, and then let players freely move between the different worlds. This means that as time progresses we could see other GTA maps pop-up such as Liberty City, Vice City, and even London could make an appearance.

 

"We've always wanted to create a world with the complexity of a single-player Grand Theft Auto game with the addition of real players. We wanted a world where people could spend years without getting bored of playing the same content over and over," said Benzies. "I think we've managed to achieve something very close to our dream."

Kim Dotcom challenges 100 CoD players to a match for charity

Today Kim Dotcom announced that he would take on 100 Call of Duty gamers at the Digital Nationz Expo in 1v1 matches. Dotcom says that for every single player he beats he will donate $100 to charity. While this may seem a little backwards, Dotcom is one of the best call of duty players in the world and by pledging $100 for every player he beats the charity stands to receive more money.

 

 

The 100 open slots are filling up fast with some big names from the gaming industry. Naughty Dog's Benson Russel, Epic Game's Joy Hosfelt , and even Crytek's producer Michael Reid has signed up in an attempt to beat the infamous Kim Dotcom. Digital Nationz will be taking place between September 28th and 29th at the Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.

 

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Steam to begin allowing friends and family to share games

Steam has just announced a new service that will allow close friends and family members to share their libraries of games with each other. The service will not however be available to everyone in the beginning. Next week the company will launch Steam Family Sharing and limited beta form while they iron out the bugs.

 

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Steam Family Sharing is designed to allow close friends and family members the ability to play each others games while the earning their own Steam achievements and storing their own saves in the Steam Cloud. This new feature is enabled by authorizing a shared computer to your steam library, and Steam says that up to 10 devices may be shared per account at any given time.

 

Unfortunately not all steam games will be able to be shared such as some third-party games that require a separate key to play. Additionally subscription-based games will not be able to be shared either. Shared games can only be played by one user at a time, meaning you and your friend cannot use the same shared game to go head-to-head against each other.

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Console gamer creates petition to not see GTA V on the PC

Grand Theft Auto V is pretty much ready to be inserted into gamers' consoles, but PC gamers are having to twiddle their thumbs while the biggest and baddest GTA game yet will most likely never see the light of day on the PC.

 

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One console gamer has taken to Change.org to start a formal petition for Rockstar Games to never release GTA V on the PC. Trevor Phillips is behind the petition, starting that GTA V shouldn't be released on PC "so PC gamers can learn their lesson and stop stealing games." Yes, that's his actual reason. The petition has just 80 signatures compared to the 339,723 people who want to see GTA V on the PC.

 

I truly expected Rockstar Games to not release it on PC because they have a huge console following, but considering the developer started off on the PC, especially with Lemmings and the original GTA games, you'd think they'd release their biggest title on the PC. After all, Max Payne started off on the PC, and they released Max Payne 3 on both consoles and PC and it did quite well.

Square Enix thinks 3 of its latest games are 'commercial failures'

Some of the biggest hits of the year for gamers are Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs and Hitman: Absolution, but during its 2013 annual report, Square Enix said that these three games are considered "commercial failures."

 

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Square Enix has said before that these games failed to meet their sales targets, and have been labeled as failures. Considering Tomb Raider sold over 4 million units in the first 6 months of release, this should come as a surprise to most. Square Enix does have someone to blame for these issues, and that's the home console market. The report states:

 

In the HD games category, we delivered three major titles in the fiscal year under review, primarily in Europe and North America. These titles-Sleeping Dogs, Hitman: Absolution, and Tomb Raider-failed to reach their respective targets, and resulted in financially unsatisfactory consequences, whereas the HD business in Japan remained strong through sales of the Nintendo 3DS version of Dragon Quest VII: Eden no Senshitachi (Warriors of Eden) and others.

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Vin Diesel says Butcher Bay team 'reassembled' for new Riddick game

Starbreeze Studios' The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay was a great game, but we never saw a sequel from the same developer unfortunately. It changed developer, but for the third Riddick game, the team is being 'reassembled' according to Riddick himself, Vin Diesel.

 

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Diesel told Screen Crush during a recent interview: "We just, over the past couple of months - just this year - reassembled that team from Starbreeze that brought Escape from Butcher Bay to create the third game." This should give gamers some confidence on the third Riddick game, that's for sure.

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