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Evening NewsRound, April 11: GRID 2, Resident Evil, Channel 4


Welcome to today's Evening NewsRound. It's been a fairly quiet day once more in terms of gaming news, although the next Xbox rumours have certainly been flying around.

As for anything we have missed? Well, there's not much, but we have rounded up what we could find below.

Resident Evil Season Pass

Resident Evil: Revelations HD will get four DLC packs released through a season pass. Content for the title will be "revealed and available shortly after the game's release."

Resident Evil: Revelations HD is released May 21 in the US and May 24 in the UK.

Channel 4 ready to Draw Something

Draw Something is so popular that Channel 4 has decided to make a game show out of it. 'Draw It!' will see two teams, one a 'contestant' and one a 'celebrity', join together in order to win the former prizes.

Players will also be able to take part at home - perhaps this is where Draw Something 2 will come in?

What do you think of this news?

Space Hulk gets Jagged Alliance

The developer of the new Space Hulk game is making a new turn-based Jagged Alliance.

Full Control have signed a licensing agreement with bitComposer Games to develop the multiplatform title.

"Jagged Alliance fits perfectly into our company strategy and portfolio as the game to do after we ship Space Hulk," Full Control boss Thomas Hentschel Lund said to Eurogamer.

"It is one of the three games besides X-Com and Fallout that really defined the entire genre and is part of our DNA.

"We are honoured and excited to have been the confidence given by bitComposer to give the series a fresh new take whilst staying true to the core mechanics."

Jagged Alliance first came to be in 1994, before spawning two sequels, one in 1999 and another more disappointing version in 2012.

GRID 2 Multiplayer Detailed

Codemasters has revealed details on GRID 2's multiplayer game modes. According to the press release, the game will offer an entirely distinct progression system, separate from career mode, offering 'depth and flexibility as the best of modern online gaming comes to the racing genre'.

Here's the details straight from the press release:

GRID 2 Multiplayer Modes

Whether players want to dive into a quick race online or in two-player split-screen, specialise in their favourite event or become one of the best cross-discipline racers in the world, GRID 2 offers a multiplayer experience that revolves around the gamer's play style and choices.

GRID 2's wide-range of game modes can be played online with up to 12 players, including custom races based on player preferences and choosing from pre-defined playlists to jump straight into the action. Players can modify their cars with upgrades and make their mark on the grid by customising their car with a simple yet powerful livery editor which offers up to 6 billion different combinations.

New anti-griefing technology includes player grouping, so gamers who like to trade paint will be brought together online whilst clean racers are more likely to find similar drivers in their online sessions.

Game modes: Race (Including LiveRoutes), Endurance, Drift, Touge, Checkpoint, Face Off, Time Attack. Global Challenge events also includes Overtake and Power Lap.

RaceNet

RaceNet, Codemasters' free online browser-based extension which tracks players, races, rivals and rewards, launches fully with GRID 2 and is the beating heart of the game's multiplayer mode. RaceNet will go far beyond visualising progress in-game and will provide players with new objectives, rivals and rewards for progress. Players can also track community stats, leaderboards and participate in weekly Global Challenge events. RaceNet can be accessed on player's desktop, tablet or mobile device and will have dedicated apps set to release around launch. Players can sign up today and get ready for GRID 2's launch by visiting www.racenet.com.

GRID 2 Rivals

Gamers will always have someone to play and always have a new challenge with GRID 2's Rivals system, powered by RaceNet. GRID 2 features three types of Rivals:

- Weekly Rival: RaceNet automatically selects a weekly Rival to compete against based on ability and activity in game to ensure a well-matched challenger.

- Social Rival: Players can choose Social Rivals from friends or players previously raced.

- Custom Rival: Players can select a Custom Rival based on parameters including event type or geographical location.

Global Challenge

Global Challenge is where player's rivalries come to life in this brand new asynchronous game mode. Players can compete against Rivals even when those Rivals are offline and earn XP, in-game Cash and RaceNet Followers(see below) as they compete in up to nine weekly Global Challenges selected from across GRID 2's wide range of game modes and locations. Players can track progress in Global Challenge in-game and online through RaceNet.

RaceNet Followers

As players perform on track they can gain online fame and bragging rights by increasing their RaceNet Follower base. The better they perform, and the more objectives completed, the larger the increase in Followers players will get. Followers can be stolen from Rivals by beating them in weekly Global Challenges and gained on RaceNet by taking part in online events, participating in Community Challenges and completing RaceNet objectives. Gamers can also unlock RaceNet Rivals cards on the site to show off Follower Achievements and RaceNet will showcase players with the most amount of Followers.

Get Social

Players can show off great overtaking moves or spectacular crashes online as GRID 2 allows gamers to quickly upload highlights to YouTube and RaceNet from in-game and easily share their favourite videos through Facebook and Twitter.

So....

That's about it for today's news. Obviously if any major gaming stories happen we'll post them up.

Edited On 11 Apr, 2013

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Dead's avatar
Dead 4 years ago
Another season pass, great.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
I think I sense a bit of sarcasm there Gloria
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J-D 4 years ago
Gloria? sarcastic? naaaaaaaaah get outta here
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Shoxy85 4 years ago
I love being offered the chance to buy things for a game, that were developed alongside the game and easily could have been included. I refuse to buy this Resident Evil now. I want a new game to be as good as it can possibly be when it comes out. Not the best stuff saved if you pay extra. Sell the whole game and develop stuff later on, or don't sell it at all.
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Bindiana 4 years ago
Also Tales of Xillia release date announced for 9 August.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Was just about to post that Bindiana
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Bindiana 4 years ago
beat you to it :p Collectors edition looks very nice as well
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
I saw it as well "Very Nice" is a understatement
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
In other new I finally got the Platinum for Neptunia and now I am completely stuck on what to play next, I'm thinking Sleeping Dogs, Darksiders2 or Okami
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troublemaker 4 years ago
I'm getting a little sick of this season pass BS! Spend your 20 notes and we promise that the stuff we give you will be worth it! No thanks pal, imagine how anyone that bought he Colonial Marines season pass felt. You offer me a season pass, I wait I the goatee edition thanks! Nice work nox, I can wholeheartedly recommend Sleeping dogs. Great fun, and 25 hours to plat!
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Dead 4 years ago
Yep, Sleeping Dogs is great, it's a better GTA than GTAIV. I wouldn't ignore RE Revelations just because of a season pass Shoxy, it's a great game, best RE since 4, the DLC is probably just going to be extra levels for raid mode.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Looks like I will be starting Sleeping Dogs later. Anyhoo is the DLC for Sleeping Dogs worth it?
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troublemaker 4 years ago
If you can get it cheap, I paid 1.50 for each, at that price, it's worth it
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Dead 4 years ago
Nightmare in Northpoint is the only one I've played, enjoyed it, but it's a bit short, definitely worth it if you can get it cheap.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
I'll have a look on PSN later then thanks

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