Assassin’s Creed III Won’t Shy Away from Slavery

Ubisoft has promised to tackle the touchy subject of slavery head-on in Assassin’s Creed III. “It’s something we’ve been very aware of. Everybody had slaves at that point; the first groups who rallied around emancipation didn’t come around until 1787 – largely driven by Benjamin Franklin funnily enough. That was very much after our game and slavery was maintained in culture,” said Assassin’s Creed III writer Matt Rurnerhas.

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Action RPG Adventure The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing Announced for PC and XBLA

When night falls and the supernatural awake from their slumber, only the bravest souls will trespass unscathed. Independent developer NeocoreGames today announced the entry of a brand-new IP entitled The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, an Action RPG filled with fierce and demonic battles, memorable characters, and a refreshingly unique story that brings the legendary vampire slayer to modern audiences. The upcoming title, loosely based on Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula, is being developed for PC and Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

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Dragon’s Dogma reveals new event mode

Known as the Ur-Dragon, this is the challenge that awaits Dragon’s Dogma owners. Players and their parties of Pawns from around the world can compete collectively online in an asynchronous encounter against the Ur-Dragon via Xbox LIVE or PlayStation Network. The effect of each party’s attacks will be combined, but be warned its immense strength means it will take multiple encounters before the Ur-Dragon finally falls. Be the one that deals the fatal blow and receive the maximum reward, but regardless all players can still obtain both common and rare items dropped by the Ur-Dragon when they inflict damage.

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CREW UP: Register and Rally Your Crew Now at the All-New Social Club

As promised on Monday during the official reboot of the Rockstar Games Social Club, now is the time to register, recruit and rally your Social Club CREW – or find a solid Crew to join that is poised for absolute domination in Max Payne 3 Multiplayer. Each Crew can also create their own original signature crest using the robust Emblem Editor toolkit. Read on for more detail – or just head over to the SC now to Crew up…

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‘Carmageddon: Reincarnation’ Revs Up in Front of the Kickstarter Crowds

Stainless Games today announced that it has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund ‘Carmageddon: Reincarnation’, the long awaited brand re-boot of their classic “points for pedestrians” driving game. The campaign went live today, with the team of indie eccentrics looking to raise a minimum of $400,000 to fund the new version of the anarchic and much loved franchise.

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The Joker Returns to Wreak Havoc in DC Universe Online

The battle between heroes and villains in DC Universe™ Online (DCUO) continues as Sony Online Entertainment LLC(SOE) today announced that The Last Laugh, the fourth downloadable content (DLC) pack for DCUO, will be available in June for download on the PC and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The Last Laugh will pit players against each other in high-intensity multiplayer brawls, feature an all-new weapon, and introduce new Light-Powered Legends PvP characters.

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Monster Shooter: The Lost Levels to be released on May 10th – More levels, more enemies, more guns, more fun!

Gamelion Studios today is pleased to announce Monster Shooter: The Lost Levels for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices, coming worldwide on May 10th to the iTunes App Store. Monster Shooter™: The Lost Levels is the totally ad-free premium edition of possibly the best mobile dual-stick shooter game ever, with brand new exclusive features and content!

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Take control of the Dust and uncover the mysteries of Endless Space!

Independent videogames publisher Iceberg Interactive today announces its publishing agreement for Endless Space, the highly anticipated 4x space strategy game for PC, with Paris-based videogames developer Amplitude Studios. Recently released by Amplitude for pre-order on Steam, Iceberg will now be bringing the game to other digital download portals over the coming weeks and has set a retail release date of 24 August 2012. Localized French and German versions are also planned.

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Introducing the All-New Rockstar Games Social Club

Today, the Social Club just got a whole lot more social. We’re proud to announce the launch of a full Rockstar Games Social Club site reboot with totally new features designed to let each of you make your mark as a member of the Rockstar community. The new launch includes custom personal Social Club user profiles, an all-new Friends system with public and direct messaging, the ability to link in and login with your Facebook and Twitter accounts, Newswire activity and reply notifications and much more – plus coming this Wednesday will be the additional launch of Social ClubCREWS where you’ll be able to register, create and rally your Max Payne 3 Multiplayer Crew ahead of time. Read on for more detail on today’s features launch…

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Soviet Heavies Solidly Roll into World of Tanks with 7.3 Update

Wargaming.net, the award-winning videogame developer and publisher, announced today that update 7.3 is now available for its highly acclaimed armored warfare MMO World of Tanks.Update 7.3 brings substitutions and additions to the line of Soviet heavy tanks, splitting the line into two branches. Leading the way through the redesigned tech tree, the update moves the IS-4 tank into tier 10 of its own heavyweight line with KV-4 and ST-I. The KV-3 has moved from tier 6 to tier 7, and freed the slot for another newcomer, T-15

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Rising Star releases DLC and Pilot Training videos for Akai Katana

Acclaimed video games publisher Rising Star Games releases Xbox 360 exclusive arcade shooter Akai Katana in stores on 11 May. To celebrate this, the first series of themes (7th May 240 MS points) and picture packs (14th May 160MS points) for Xbox Live Dashboard will available from today. The Pilot Training tutorials have been commissioned to introduce new players to the best tactics, manoeuvres and skills needed to become a master of bullet hell.

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