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Turns out PS4 horror game Soma’s set underwater – new trailer

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at 11:42am April 4 2014

A new trailer has revealed Soma is set underwater. The PS4 horror game previously hinted at a perception-twisting view of conciousness and self identity. Now it seems fish are part of the deal.

Assassin’s Creed Unity screen leaks, video pulled by Ubi suggests it’s real

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at 11:04am April 4 2014
Assassin's Creed Unity screen

A single screen of Assassin’ Creed Unity has allegedly appeared online from a video quickly removed by a Ubisoft copyright claim. It seems to show the same streets originally revealed in the announcement trailer.

Alien Isolation’s sound engine knows when you’re hiding, audio team using original movie recordings

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at 10:30am April 4 2014
alien Isolation

Sega has released a video explaining the sound of Alien Isolation. Wait, come back. There’s new footage and it explains how the adaptive sound engine knows when you’re hiding and makes things even creepier.

Amy Hennig joins EA “as creative director on a new Star Wars project”

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at 10:12am April 4 2014

Former Naughty Dog Amy Hennig has joined Visceral Games as creative director on an unannounced Star Wars project. Hennig tweeted the news stating, “This opportunity is the confluence of the 2 most influential experiences of my youth”. Hennig. Star Wars. Huge.

Mercenary Kings PS4 gameplay – we jump in unprepared & die *a lot*

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at 01:19pm April 3 2014
Mercenary Kings PS4

Here’s myself and Phil playing a little Mercenary Kings, this month’s free PS4 PS Plus game. The main thing you’ll notice here is how bad we are, having basically fired up the game for the first time to capture our this playthrough. We were schooled hard. Mercenary Kings PS4 gameplay The good news is that we did get a lot better afterwards. It’s not hard but it doesn’t do much…

Final Fantasy 14 A Realm Reborn open beta runs April 4th to 7th, character data transfers to final game

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at 01:03pm April 3 2014
2013 RPGs - A Realm Reborn

Square Enix has announced phase two of its Final Fantasy 14 A Realm Reborn open beta. It’ll run from 9am GMT on April 4th until 9am April 7th. This is available for everyone and any character progress made will carry over to the “official service”.

New Daylight trailer, plus release date delayed to April 29th to “make it scarier”

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at 12:44pm April 3 2014

Zombie Studios has confirmed a delay to Daylight, its procedurally generated horror game. Originally due April 8th it’s shifted back to April 29th “to make it scarier” say the dev.

What’s on the Store this week: April’s PS Plus games, Killzone Shadow fall DLC & more

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at 03:43pm April 2 2014
Mercenary Kings PS4

Here’s this week’s new PlayStation Store content which sees the arrival of April’s new PS Plus content so that’s Mercenary Kings on PS4, PES 2014 on PS3, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time and Hotline Miami as Cross-Buy on PS3/Vita and Moto GP 13 on Vita.

PS Vita Pets gets release date, new details screens & OH GOD THE EYES

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at 03:29pm April 2 2014
PS Vita Pets

New PS Vita Pets details for those not locked into a stare with Death Puppy up there. Firstly it’s got a June 4th release date and then there’s more info on the pet sim meets adventure gameplay. PS Vita Pets gets release date, new details & screens According to developer Spiral House the goal was to “marry a pet game with an adventure game” part of which included, apparently, “talking…

Fez translation guide – what do all the symbols say?

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at 02:42pm April 2 2014
fez language

If you’ve got any way into Fez yet you’ll notice a strange blocky language made of symbols and Tetris shapes that doesn’t initially make much sense. Here’s a full translation guide if you want to work it out, plus the messages decoded if you can’t be bothered (on a separate page to avoid spoilers).

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