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Wednesday 22nd Oct 2014
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    EA wins out over lawsuit about Battlefield 4's buggy launch

    Fancy a bit of light legal reading to help your lunch and/or breakfast go down? A US federal judge has just dismissed a proposed lawsuit about "materially false and misleading statements" allegedly issued by EA with regard to the launch-day quality of Battlefield 4.

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    Xbox One owners to receive NBA Live 15 free for six hours

    The only thing better than basketball is free basketball, and the only thing better than free basketball is basketball from the 23rd century, featuring players with telescopic prosthetic arms, and a ball that's actually the head of that android guy from Aliens.

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    Xbox One's new ESL app threatens to make you a pro-gamer

    If you've always been tempted by eSports tourneys, but are well aware that you lack the dexterity and basic ruthlessness to participate, you should fear and dread the coming of Xbox One's Electronic Sports League app. According to the blurb, eSports on consoles "has never been easier", which is basically another way of saying that public humiliation has never been easier. Download at your peril, then.

Tuesday 21st Oct 2014
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    Dead or Alive 5 to go free on Xbox One, claims report

    A little nugget of Japanese intel, before you head off for the day. You probably have videogames to play, I expect. Videogames like Tecmo's long-in-the-tooth fighting game Dead or Alive 5, a free version of which will apparently release on Xbox One, according to an issue of Famitsu translated by Gematsu and passed on by Videogamer.

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    First Alien Isolation DLC introduces a new playable character, three more maps

    As if 30 hours of xenomorph avoidance wasn't harrowing enough, Sega and Creative Assembly have announced the first of five add-on packs for Alien: Isolation, Corporate Lockdown. It adds three maps to the game's Survivor Mode, played from the perspective of Seegson executive Ransome, who is on the way to the good ship Torrens with decoded Nostromo data.

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    Sunset Overdrive could get free-roam co-op after launch or in a sequel

    Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive, you might recall, has a mission-based co-op mode for up to eight players - it culminates with nocturnal survival escapades, in which players arrange traps to intercept waves of increasingly tough munsters. Sounds fun, but wouldn't full-blown free-roam co-op support be preferable, Insomniac? Well, it could still happen.

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    Halo: Nightfall trailer offers glimpse of new foe, sets up plot of Halo 5

    Halo: Nightfall probably isn't the part of the Master Chief Collection package you're most eager to lay violent hands on, but you know what? Perhaps it should be. Presided over by executive producer Ridley Scott and directed by Sergio "Battlestar Galactica" Mimica-Gezzan, it's an introduction to the plot of both the Collection and Halo 5 - the former serves, cunningly, as pre-op preparation for the latter.