Gamer Network has announced that Valve's Chet Faliszek will be heading to EGX Rezzed 2015 to host a developer session.

Faliszek, whose development credits includes the Left 4 Dead, Portal and Half-Life series, is the first confirmed developer session speaker for next year's EGX Rezzed PC and indie gaming-focused show.

The folks and Gamer Network has also confirmed the first round of games that will be appearing at EGX Rezzed next year including Introversion's Prison Architect, Afro Samurai 2 and Broforce. Valve's Chet Faliszek has been confirmed as the first developer session for EGX Rezzed 2015

EGX Rezzed will be leaving its usual venue of the Birmingham NEC and heading to London's Tobacco Dock between the 12th and 14th of March next year.

Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed some more information about what to expect from The Legend Of Zelda on the Wii U.

It looks like Zelda Wii U will be every bit as huge as it seems from the initial footage that has been shown off. Miyamoto-san has indicated that just one area from the new Zelda game will be as big as the whole realm from Skyward Sword, the last Zelda outing on the Wii.

The Mario and Zelda creator explained, "Because of the hardware limitations [of the Wii], what we always had to do was segment off each area and piece those segments together in a way that made them feel like a big world. But now, with the hardware capabilities of the Wii U, what we did is we first started by saying, 'Let's see what we can do if we take an entire world the size of the world from Twilight Princess and just try to make that as one area in the game." One area from Zelda Wii U is as big as the entirety of Skyward Sword

"What we're trying to do is design it in a way that you don't necessarily have to sit down and play it for a super long time," Miyamoto-san went on. "But, kind of, more matched to today's lifestyle where you think for a little bit and say, 'Maybe I just want to play for a little bit today and do this one thing, get that done, and then take a break’.

The Legend Of Zelda Wii U as it has been provisionally named is due for release on the Wii U towards the end of 2015.

Thanks GameSpot.

Telltale's new collaboration is with Mojang, on a Minecraft story game

Minecraft is the latest franchise to get the Telltale treatment

Telltale Games has now revealed what their next super-secret collaboration project is and it's massively surprising.

The new game is a collaboration with Mojang on a story-driven series set in the addictive blocky world of Minecraft. This may sound a little bit strange but so did Tales From The Borderlands and the first episode of that turned out to be a stormer.

The blurb on the Mojang blog states, "Set in the world of Minecraft, the series will feature an original story, driven by player choice. It will not be an add-on for Minecraft, but rather a separate stand-alone product that will premiere in 2015 on consoles, computers and mobile devices." Telltale's new collaboration is with Mojang, on a Minecraft story game

So, Telltale Games presents Minecraft: Story Mode will be released on Android, iOS, Mac, PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 some time in 2015.

Thanks Kotaku UK.

Franklin voice actor indicates GTA V story DLC is on the way

Downloadable content is coming for GTA V just not for a while yet though.

Shawn Fonteno, the man who provides the voice of GTA V's youngest main character Franklin, has indicated that Rockstar are working on a some story DLC for their latest smash hit game.

Fonteno has stated in a recent interview that there will be future story DLC that continues to follow the exploits of Franklin, Michael and Trevor.

He didn't give any more away on the matter like whether or not the future DLC will still be set in Los Santos and Blaine County or whether it would take the trio travelling to other regions. Franklin voice actor indicates GTA V story DLC is on the way

There's also no kind of indication on a release window but seeing as the PC version of GTA V isn't due to be released until January the 27th it'll probably be deep into 2015 before Rockstar says anything concrete about it.

Thanks Load The Game.

Red Dead Redemption, LA Noire and Bully sequels will come when the time is right says Rockstar

There is hope for Rockstar making sequels for some of their other big franchises.

Rockstar has finally addressed the eager fans looking for sequels to some of their other great franchises now that GTA V has arrived on all but the PC.

Sequels to Red Dead Redemption, Bully and LA Noire have been rumoured to be in development for next-gen consoles but Rockstar is yet to say anything concrete about their other favoured series.

They stated in a new Q&A session, "It’s wonderful to see so much excitement and enthusiasm for the Red Dead series, and nearly 5 years after Red Dead Redemption’s release(!). As we’ve mentioned when asked in the past about new games in other series such as Red Dead Redemption, Bully and L.A. Noire, we don’t always rush to make sequels, but that does not mean we won’t get to them eventually. Red Dead Redemption, LA Noire and Bully sequels will come when the time is right says Rockstar

"We have so many games we want to make and the issue is always one of bandwidth and timing," the GTA developer added. "We thank longtime fans such as yourselves as always for your amazing support and please stay tuned in 2015 for announcements of what’s to come from Rockstar Games."

Thanks XboxAchievements.

Telltale teases another collaboration with another game developer

Telltale seem to have been very busy this year.

Telltale Games has teased yet another title that they have on the way in collaboration with another development studio that they are particularly fond of.

The studio's PR director Job J Stauffer has indicated on Twitter that they have one more announcement to make before they take some time off over the Festive season.

“Super secret surprise announcements before the holiday break? Maaaaaybe,” Stauffer wrote. “I'll also clarify - it's not directly related to anything else we've made in 2014. 'Well, kids... You see... When two game developers love each other VERY much... and they get together...'” Telltale teases another collaboration with  another game developer

It would be incredibly impressive given that they have already managed to release the first episode of the excellent Tales From The Borderlands and the suitably gory Game Of Thrones in the last few weeks and will most probably be working on a third season of The Walking Dead.

Thanks VG247.

New Company Of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault trailer recognizes the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge

New Company Of Heroes 2 trailer honours the 70th anniversary of one of WWII's most savage battles.

SEGA and Relic have released a brand new trailer for the latest standalone expansion for Company Of Heroes 2 dubbed Ardennes Assault.

The new trailer has been created to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, one of the main battles to feature in the new expansion.

The battle began on December 16th 1944 when the Germans launched a fierce counter-attack against the advancing Allied forces hoping to take advantage of poor weather and the thin spread of the Allies to break their European attack in two. New Company Of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault trailer recognizes the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge

The ensuing fight was brutal and proved to be one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. Despite suffering grave losses the American forces held the line and managed to repel the German attack.

Company Of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault launched last month on Steam and is available for 29.99 GBP/39.99 USD/EUR. Click on the image inset for more screenshots.

New Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer focuses on character customization

Lots of jolly new customization options arrive for Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Activision has released a brand new trailer for Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare showing off the new multiplayer character customization options that they have just launched.

They have launched a considerable volume of additional customization packs for players to purchase in order to pimp out their multiplayer avatar to their heart's content.

There are four premium personalization packs that include themed weapon camo, three custom reticules, a player card and emblem item and a matching set of exoskeleton and helmet. There are also four more normal personalization packs that include all of the above minus the exo and helmet. New Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer focuses on character customization

In addition to these there are four exo packs including custom exos and helmets and 10 exo flag packs representing Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK and the US.

Click on the image inset to view a full gallery of images of the new customization content.

Splash Damage's free-to-play shooter Dirty Bomb coming to Steam in the new year

Nexon to drop free-to-play shooter Dirty Bomb on Steam in January

Nexon has announced that the new Splash Damage-developed free-to-play shooter Dirty Bomb will be heading to Steam in the new year.

Nexon and Valve have done a deal that will see Dirty Bomb launch exclusively on Steam as a free-to-play title. In the meantime Nexon will be shutting down services to prepare for the transfer over to Steam's services.

The game is set in the radioactive ruins of London after it was hit by a dirty bomb. Players must head into the ruins to find crucial items hidden in labs and vaults in the city before their enemies do. Splash Damage's free-to-play shooter Dirty Bomb coming to Steam in the new year

Dirty Bomb will launch on Steam some time in January. Nexon will announce the final release date nearer the time on the game's official forums and via email to existing players.

Hatred returns to Steam Greenlight

Controversial shooter gets reinstated on Steam Greenlight days after it was pulled by Valve.

It looks like controversial shooter Hatred has returned to Steam Greenlight just days after the game was pulled by Valve.

Jaroslaw Zielinski, CEO and lead animator at developer Destructive Creations made the announcement on the game's official Facebook page saying, “PEOPLE!! Guess what? We’re back on Steam Greenlight!!! Vote again!”

He also posted the text of an email he claims came from Valve boss Gabe Newell which said, “Yesterday I heard that we were taking Hatred down from Greenlight. I wasn’t up to speed, I asked around internally to find out why we had done that. It turns out that wasn’t a good decision, and we’ll be putting Hatred back up. My apologies to you and your team. Steam is about creating tools for content creators and customers.” Hatred returns to Steam Greenlight

Hatred is controversial for the fact that it is a twin-stick isometric shooter where the player engages in the meaningless slaughter of both innocent civilians and police officers.

Thanks Arcade Sushi.

Work on a Lords Of The Fallen sequel is under way

CI Games' latest RPG, Lords Of The Fallen, has already secured a sequel.

Deck13, the studio behind CI Games' new action RPG Lords Of The Fallen, has revealed that they are already working on a sequel.

It looks like Lords Of The Fallen, which was CI Games' best release of the year by a good country mile, has sold well enough to secure a sequel.

The game's executive producer Tomasz Gop, who previously worked on The Witcher series at CD Projekt RED, has revealed that they are in the early concept stages of work on Lords Of The Fallen 2. Work on a Lords Of The Fallen sequel is under way

The news comes as CI Games confirm another sequel to one of their longer-running franchises in Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3.

Thanks Eurogamer.

The latest patch for Assassin's Creed: Unity is a whopper, especially for some on Xbox One

Some Xbox One gamers may need to download all 40GB of Assassin's Creed: Unity with the latest patch.

It looks like Ubisoft are still having some pretty serious problems in trying to fix Assassin's Creed: Unity.

The latest patch which was intended to be something of a fix-all is weighing in at a whopping 6.7GB on the PS4 and Xbox One.

It gets worse though. There is a problem with the patch that means that some Xbox One users are required to download the entirety of Assassin's Creed: Unity which means a 40GB download rather than a 6.7GB one. The latest patch for Assassin's Creed: Unity is a whopper, especially for some on Xbox One

"Unfortunately, an issue with the patch downloading process is replacing the entire game instead of just the parts affected by the patch,” Ubisoft stated on the Assassin's Creed: Unity support blog. “This is obviously not the expected behaviour, and we apologize that many of you will have to wait longer than expected to complete this download. We are working with Microsoft on a solution to reduce the total download to the intended size so that you can get back into the game faster but as of now we have no ETA on when this will be resolved."

Thanks Polygon.

Microsoft is planning a streaming service reportedly called Arcadia

Arcadia is Microsoft's answer to Sony's PS Now and EA's EA Access.

New reports have emerged talking about a new streaming service that Microsoft have in the works.

The new service will serve as Microsoft's answer to Sony's Gaikai-powered PlayStation Now service and EA's new EA Access streaming service.

According to the reports the service will be called Arcadia and it will be powered by Microsoft's existing cloud processing platform Azure. Microsoft is planning a streaming service reportedly called Arcadia

The reports also seem to indicate that Arcadia will not be revealed alongside Windows 10 at Microsoft's big event in January although Xbox boss Phil Spencer will he talking about the future of PC gaming on Windows at the event.

Thanks ZDNet.

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 in development, aiming for a 2016 release

CI Games confirms a sequel in the works for their niche FPS series Sniper: Ghost Warrior.

CI Games has revealed that they have a sequel in development in their FPS series Sniper: Ghost Warrior.

This will be the third game in the series with both Ghost Warrior and Ghost Warrior 2 arriving on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2010 and 2013 respectively. In that time the series has managed to sell a respectable 5.5 million copies.

CI Games CEO Marek Tyminski said, "The Sniper: Ghost Warrior franchise is one of the most popular in the CI Games portfolio with over 5.5 million copies sold, so we're investing a significant amount of effort into the third instalment. We're fully committed to creating a AAA franchise that gamers can rely on for the ultimate first-person sniper experience." Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 in development, aiming for a 2016 release

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 is in development on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and is aiming for release some time in 2016.

Thanks MCV.

Jagex to pull the plug on Transformers Universe

Sad news for Transformers Universe fans.

Jagex has announced that they intend to pull the plug on their Transformers title Transformers Universe.

The game is still in beta at this point having launched in July and was originally intended to be an MMO before switching to the more MOBA-like form that folks are playing today.

The decision was taken in conjunction with Transformers license owners Hasbro and it falls in line with Jagex's new strategy to focus on their own IPs, both existing and new, going forward. Jagex to pull the plug on Transformers Universe

Transformers Universe will enter into a maintenance period this week with the game seeing full closure on January the 31st.

Jagex said in a statement, "It's a disappointing outcome for us all at the studio, but one that is both necessary and timely. We remain proud of the work that has been achieved by an incredibly talented team of designers, programmers, engineers and artists as well as all those working in roles that supported this creative endeavour."

Thanks MCV.

One of Johnny Gat's new toys from Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell takes a tour of London

Watch a heavily armed armchair go for a spin round London.

One of the new toys that Johnny Gat will have at his disposal as he battles his way out of Hell in Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell has taken a short tour of the streets of London.

The new toy is a mobile armchair with two miniguns fitted in to the arms of the chair. The chair took a tour of the city of London with its creator, STAG at the helm. 

This new weapon is but one of the fantastic items that will be at Johnny Gat's disposal as he battles the forces of Satan to escape Hell.  One of Johnny Gat's new toys from Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell takes a tour of London

Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell will be released on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on January the 20th in North America and January the 23rd in Europe and Australia. It is also included as part of Saints Row IV: Re-Elected which releases on PS4 and Xbox One on the same dates.

Free trial of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn arrives on the PS4

Now PS4 gamers can try Final Fantasy XIV for free.

Square Enix has announced the arrival of the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn free trial offer on the PlayStation 4.

The free trial gives 14 days of free access to Final Fantasy XIV offering players access to almost all of the game's content up until level 20.

After the free trial is up, should players wish to pick up a subscription they can transfer their save games over to the full game and pick up where they left off. Free trial of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn arrives on the PS4

All that folks who are interested need to do is download the client for free from the PlayStation Store, create an account for the game and then dive in.

Batman Of The Future character pack arrives for LEGO Batman 3

WB Games introduces yet more characters to LEGO Batman 3.

Warner Bros has announced the arrival of a brand new character pack for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.

The new Batman Of The Future character pack adds a whole load of new characters from the excellent animated TV show that focuses on Bruce Wayne as he trains up an apprentice, Terry McInnis to take his place as Batman.

The pack includes Terry McInnis's technologically improved Batman with his flying Batsuit and well as Batman Of The Future villains like Blight and the futuristic return of The Joker. Batman Of The Future character pack arrives for LEGO Batman 3

The Batman Of The Future character pack is available now on PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 for 1.69 GBP. Click on the image inset to view a whole gallery of screenshots of the new DLC.

Dontnod's episodic mystery Life Is Strange gets are release date

Remember Me dev's new episodic mystery title Life Is Strange coming next month.

Square Enix and Dontnod have announced a release date for the first episode of the French developer's new episodic title Life Is Strange.

The game follows a teenage girl called Max who returns to her old home town of Arcadia Bay to find her friend Chloe in turmoil as her high school best friend has disappeared. Max discovers that she has the power to rewind time which will prove a useful tool in uncovering the mystery that is troubling Arcadia Bay. 

Life Is Strange combines player choice with the time rewind mechanic to offer players the kind of unique storytelling experience that Dontnod has already made their name with in Remember Me. 

The first episode of Life Is Strange will release on January the 30th on PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360. The PC version is available to pre-order from today. The first episode will cost 3.99 GBP on its own and the remaining four episodes will be available for 13.99 GBP in a Season Pass. The full five will be available for 15.99 GBP.

Storm Island DLC arrives for Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One

New Forza Horizon 2 DLC adds a new island and weather along with new events and cars.

Microsoft has announced the arrival of the next pack of downloadable content for their latest racer Forza Horizon 2.

Storm Island adds a whole new region to Forza Horizon 2. The new island includes its very own new challenges including new weather systems from tropical storms to thick fog. 

It also includes a number of new events from the off-road challenges of Rampage and the head-to-head Brawl mode to the new racing challenges of Extreme Cross Country, Cross Country Circuit and the night-time Gauntlet mode.  Storm Island DLC arrives for Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One

Storm Island also adds five new cars and 23 additional Achievements conferring another 500 Gamerscore points. It is available now on the Xbox One for 15.99 GBP. Click on the image for a full gallery of screenshots from Storm Island.

GTA Online Heists update gets a new trailer and a release window

Heists coming to GTA Online early next year.

Rockstar has released a brand new GTA Online trailer showing off what players can look forward to with the incoming Heists update.

The new update will bring in one of the most-loved gameplay elements of GTA V into GTA Online – the ability for players to plan and execute heists on a variety of different high-value locations in Los Santos and Blaine County. 

As well as adding new gameplay, the Heists update will bring in a load of new weapons, vehicles, clothing and more to the world of GTA Online. 

The Heists update for GTA Online is planned for release on PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 some time in early 2015.

Valve pulls controversial mass murder game Hatred from Steam Greenlight

Controversial murder sim Hatred is taken down from Steam Greenlight by Valve.

Valve has pulled the controversial mass murder shooter Hatred from Steam Greenlight.

The Steam platform holder stated in an email to Hatred's developer Destructive Creations, "We wanted you guys to know that based on what we see on Greenlight we would not publish Hatred on Steam. As such we'll be taking it down."

Hatred has cause considerable controversy since it was announced as it chiefly involves the player engaging in the the meaningless mass slaughter of innocent civilians and police. Valve pulls controversial mass murder game Hatred from Steam Greenlight

The studio stated on the matter, "Even though games like Manhunt or Postal are still available on Steam we of course fully respect Valve's decision, as they have the right to do so. In the same time we want to assure you that this won't in any way impact the game's development, game's vision or gameplay features we're aiming for."

Thanks Gamasutra.

Assassin's Creed: Unity Patch 4 delayed so Ubisoft can “refurbish Paris”

Ubisoft hopes to add more polish to Assassin's Creed: Unity in the next patch.

Ubisoft has announced that Assassin's Creed: Unity players will have to wait a little bit longer for the release of the latest patch.

The main reasoning behind the delay of the patch is to allow Ubisoft to add a bit more polish and additional improvement to the game and its world. 

Ubisoft explained, “As stated last week, we’d expected to release the patch today (and we know that many are anticipating its release), but we are choosing to hold off until we can give you the improvements we’ve promised.”  Assassin's Creed: Unity Patch 4 delayed so Ubisoft can “refurbish Paris”

“We are committed to delivering major performance improvements,” the post continued, “which requires that we refurbish the Paris map and that will take a few more days to hit the high level of quality our players deserve.”

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD gets a new trailer

New trailer goes into the combat of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD.

Square Enix has released a brand new trailer shedding some more light on what Final Fantasy fans can expect from Final Fantasy Type-0 HD on PS4 and Xbox One.

The new Orience News Special Report trailer goes into the combat system and special abilities that the players will take command of as members of Class Zero. 

The game's storyline centres around the elite students of Class Zero fighting to save the realm of Orience from invasion from the neighbouring Militesi. 

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is aiming for release on PS4 and Xbox One in March of 2015 and it will include an exclusive demo of Final Fantasy XV for those that pre-order.

Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition Steam migration begins today

Full instructions on how to migrate Dark Souls from GFWL to Steam arrive on Steam.

Bandai Namco has announced that the migration of Dark Souls online services for PC from Games For Windows Live to Steam have begun.

The new process will not only migrate online services from the, frankly poor, Games For Windows Live servers to Steam servers but it will also allow players to bring over all of their Achievements and saved progress. 

The ability to transfer savegames and Achievements will not last forever though. The current migration services will last until February the 16th after which the migration will only transfer the online services for the game and all saved progress and Achievements will be lost.  Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition Steam migration begins today

There are several different ways to migrate Dark Souls from GFWL to Steam depending on how and when you purchased your copy of Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition. Full instructions on making the transfer are available on the Dark Souls Steam Community site.