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WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 10TH – 16TH MARCH

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The Last Of Us was the headline stealer at the 2014 Video Game BAFTA’s in London this week, scooping up five awards including Best Game. Naughty Dog’s survival horror has been the standout performer during the videogame award season, and now it has added gongs for Best Action & Adventure, Audio Achievement, Story and Best Performer (Ashley Johnson as Ellie) to its sizeable trophy cabinet.

Media Molecule’s Vita exclusive Tearaway and Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V picked up three awards each, with Rockstar also being presented with the BAFTA Fellowship by Hideo Kojima. Elsewhere, Bioshock: Infinite walked away with Best Music, Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons earned Best Game Innovation, and Papers, Please nudged out strong competition to win Best Strategy & Simulation.

If you missed the ceremony on Wednesday which was hosted by comedian Dara O’Briain, then you can catch online via the BAFTA Twitch Page . Continue reading WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 10TH – 16TH MARCH

WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 10TH – 16TH FEBRUARY

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Titanfall has a lot resting on its mecha-shoulders; EA want Respawn Entertainment’s debut first-person shooter to become a firm rival to Call Of Duty and the upcoming Destiny, and Microsoft will be desperate for it to be a system shifter for the Xbox One. Titanfall’s multiplayer-only focus means I’m personally not that interested, but the prior considerations are perhaps the reasons for the great deal of media focus on the closed beta for the game, which is running this weekend from the 14th-17th February.

People have been registering via the Titanfall website this past week, and the individuals lucky enough to have been selected for the beta (running on Xbox One and PC) will have access to three game modes called Attrition (deathmatch), Hardpoint (capture the base) and Last Titan Standing (self-explanatory). Strangely enough the beta will run in the slightly odd resolution of 1408×792 – which presumably will be a big deal to gamers obsessed with graphics.

Titanfall is set for release on PC and Xbox One on March 11th 2014, a few days before other big hitters like Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and the PS4 exclusive Infamous: Second Son. The Xbox 360 version (which will presumably sell more given the bigger userbase) has been delayed until 25th March. Continue reading WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 10TH – 16TH FEBRUARY