Halo 4 Castle Map Pack Arriving April 8th, Launch Trailer Released (video)

Halo 4 developers 343 Industries have this week announced the release date for the third major expansion in the Halo Infinity multiplayer experience, with the launch of the new Halo 4 Castle Map Pack arriving on April 8th 2013.

The new Halo 4 Castle Map Pack has been developed by Certain Affinity, in collaboration with 343 Industries and provides Halo 4 players with three new medium-to-large maps to enjoy. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the new Halo 4 Castle Map Pack and see it in action.

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Nintendo & Shigeru Miyamoto Focusing On Online Now That Internet Is A Big Deal

Legendary and perennial game designer Shigeru Miyamoto says Nintendo is now ready to pay attention to online play, since enough people have Internet access now that working on online features won’t marginalize as many players. Or something. Mario’s creator habitually offers insights into Nintendo’s plans, but they’re usually rather more quirky than outright eyebrow-raising.

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Ouya Multiplayer Gaming Arriving Before The End Of 2013

When the new Android open source Ouya console launches at the end of this month on March 28th but the new style of console will not launch with online Ouya multiplayer support.

However the Ouya development team and specifically Julie Uhrman, founder and CEO of Ouya, have stated that they are busy developing the Ouya multiplayer features to launch sometime before the end of this year.

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The Last Of Us Demo Coming May 31

The Last of Us’ release date has been pushed back to June 14. Sony had promised it would be available early to God of War: Ascension owners. But now that God of War: Ascension has been released today, but where is the The Last Of Us demo?

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Bungie Destiny Game Concept Artwork

If you have been excited by the announcement of the new Bungie Destiny game that is currently under development by Bungie the game designers that created the original Halo games before 343 Industries took over to create Halo 4.

A small amount of Bungie Destiny concept game artwork has been released to provide you with a small glimpse at what you might expect from the Bungie Destiny game, when it is officially released, perhaps next year.

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Ben Heck Creates PSWiiU60 Combo Gaming Console (video)

Hacker and modder extraordinaire Ben Heck has been busy once again creating the ultimate in combo gaming console, that combines an Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U together to create the PSWiiU60 combo gaming console as gaming site Kotaku have named it.

Check out the video after the jump to see Ben take you through the features of the new PSWiiU60 combo gaming console, which unfortunately isn’t available to purchase as yet.

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Madden NFL 25 Cover Athlete Vote Now Underway

If you’re a fan of sports video games odds are you’re a fan of EA Sports Madden NFL. This is easily the most popular sports game on the market and has been for a long time.

Each year we a start working on the new version of the video game it kicks off voting to give players a chance to choose which athlete will be featured on the cover of the video game. The Madden NFL 25 Cover Athlete voting for this year is now underway.

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StarCraft II Heart of the Swarm Launches Globally

Back in January Blizzard released a new trailer for the StarCraft II expansion pack called StarCraft II Heart of the Swarm. Blizzard has now announced that the expansion pack is now available to purchase for Windows and Mac gamers. The standard version of the expansion pack is available in retail locations and as a digital download for $39.99.

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Xi3 Piston Is Not A Valve Steam Box Confirms Valve

Following on from the launch of Xi3’s Piston mini PC for $999 last week, Valve has now confirmed that the Xi3 Piston is not a Valve Steam Box, after all.

Valve’s Doug Lombardi explained and confirmed that Valve was not working on any current Valve Steam Box projects with Piston creator Xi3. Explaining that “Valve did begin some exploratory work with Xi3 last year, but currently has no involvement in any product of theirs.”

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DayZ Standalone Trailer Teases New Zombies And Health System (video)

If you are looking forward to the launch of the new DayZ standalone zombie shooter game, you are sure to be interested in this new 20 minute development video which teases a few of the games new features, including a new health system.

Other new features within the latest DayZ standalone trailer anew zombie AI pathfinding features that has not only has this changed the role, threat, and speed of the zombies, but also performance improvements within the game. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

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