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Battlefield 4 to be set in the modern-day

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It appears that Battlefield 4 will retain the last instalment's modern trappings, with DICE announcing at GDC that the game will be set in the current day.

"We still want to stay in this genre, the modern day as it is." stated DICE's general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson (quoted from Joystiq). Read More.

Xbox 'Durango' dev-kit details leak online

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Images of next-generation Xbox development kits have appeared online this last weekend, and - if Eurogamer's Digital Foundry is to be believed - they are real.

Posted on the ASSEMbler forums, these photos show what would appear to be an unassuming PC tower, a launch-screen prominently featuring the name 'Durango' (thought to be an alias of the system) and a binary cascade effect which appears repeatedly throughout. Read More.

Is Machinarium slated to hit the Vita?

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2009 point-and-click puzzle adventure Machinarium might be coming to the PlayStation Vita, if a post on the ESRB website is to be believed.

Rated 'Everyone 10+', the game has been listed for Macintosh, Windows PC, PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. Although it's already been confirmed that the title would be coming to PSN and it made the journey to iPad last year, a port to Sony's handheld hasn't yet been announced. Read More.

Gears of War: Judgement emerges next March

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Epic has revealed that the next instalment in the Gears of War franchise will be hitting stores on March 19th, 2013.

Set 14 years before the original Gears of War, the game will star long-standing team-mates Cole and Baird in 'Kilo Squad', a unit charged with treason and cowardice for unknown reasons. Read More.

Could A Halo 2 Remake Be In The Works?

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Recent rumours suggest that 343 Industries might be working on a HD remake of Halo 2. With the success of last November's Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, the UK's Official Xbox Magazine has suggested that the Master Chief's second outing might be about to receive the same treatment. Read More.

Michael Fassbender Set To Star In Big Screen Assassin's Creed

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It was revealed earlier today that Michael Fassbender will star in - as well as co-produce - the proposed Assassin's Creed movie.

"Michael Fassbender was our first choice," Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean-Juliet Baronnet told Variety "Michael is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor. Read More.

Phantasy Star Online 2 Hitting The West In Early 2013

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Sega has revealed that free-to-play multiplayer RPG Phantasy Star Online 2 will be launching for PC in North America and Europe during early 2013.

"Phantasy Star Online was a revolutionary game when it was released, and we want to make sure that its successor in the series is every bit as ambitious," Chris Olson (Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America) revealed via the press release. Read More.