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    February 2nd, 2015GamespotReviews

    Telltale Games on Monday released the launch trailer for The Lost Lords, the second installment in the developer's adventure series based on HBO's drama series Game of Thrones. You can watch it above--and don't worry, it doesn't contain spoilers, Telltale says.

    The Lost Lords follows the first episode Iron From Ice, which was released in December 2014. It will be available starting tomorrow, February 3, across console and PC (see a full release schedule below). There will be six total episodes in Telltale's Game of Thrones series, with additional releases to follow.

    If you're just catching up, here's a general plot primer. Telltale's Game of Thrones series is based in the world of HBO's show, which itself is based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books. The games start near the end of season three, and cap off shortly before the beginning of season five

    Telltale's game will, over the course of the full series, let gamers experience the world from five different points of view. The perspectives are members of House Forrester, whether that be by blood or as a person in service to the House. The actions you take as one character can have ripple effects across the entire House, Telltale notes, meaning your decisions will carry even more weight.

    For more on Telltale's Game of Thrones series, check out GameSpot's review of the first episode.

    The Lost Lords Release Schedule:

    February 3 -- PC, Mac, PS3, PS4

    February 4 -- Xbox 360, Xbox One

    February 5 -- iOS, Android

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    February 2nd, 2015GamespotReviews

    A second-generation Raspberry Pi home computer, featuring enhanced processing speed and more on-board memory, is now available to buy online.

    Offering full compatibility with the original Raspberry Pi, this latest model features a 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU, as well as 1 GB of memory. It also comes with the standard Ethernet, audio jack, and HDMI ports.

    Known simply as Raspberry Pi 2, this micro-console is intended for use in schools to help teach young people how to program. Hobbyists also use the micro-computer for extracurricular coding, or even as a rudimentary player for games and other multimedia.

    Meanwhile, Raspberry Pi's creators say the newest device will support Microsoft's next operating system, Windows 10.

    "For the last six months we've been working closely with Microsoft to bring the forthcoming Windows 10 to Raspberry Pi 2," the company wrote on its blog.

    "Microsoft will have much more to share over the coming months. The Raspberry Pi 2-compatible version of Windows 10 will be available free of charge to makers."

    Microsoft has already pledged that owners of Windows 7 or 8 can upgrade to Windows 10 for free during its first year of availability.

    Some 4.5 million Raspberry Pi units have already sold worldwide.

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    February 2nd, 2015GamespotReviews

    Hideo Kojima hopes that one day he'll see his 1998 action game Metal Gear Solid remade as an open-world title for PlayStation 4. However, he also says that he doesn't think it's going to happen anytime soon, if it ever does.

    During a media session at Japan's Taipei Game Show this weekend attended by Famitsu, Kojima was asked what he thinks about bringing earlier Metal Gear games to the PS4. He responded, according to a DualShockers translation, by saying he's excited by the idea, but can't work on any such projects himself, as he's currently busy with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Silent Hills.

    Despite that, Kojima went on to say that he would like to someday play in an open-world version of Shadow Moses, one of the locations from the original game. Gamers, too, would like to see a remake of the original Metal Gear Solid for new consoles, Kojima said, though he cautioned that it's not in the works now and may not ever be.

    Kojima went on to point out that remaking the original Metal Gear Solid for current-generation machines would also require the implementation of new tools and an engine, as well as a team to make the game, of course. No developer has yet to come forward, the industry veteran said.

    This isn't the first time Kojima has talked about the possibility of remaking the first Metal Gear Solid. Back in August 2014, Kojima said that he'd like to revisit the 1998 game, even though he's "not too fond of remakes."

    "If it was going to be a remake, I wouldn't want to make a standard remake, but something similar to what Planet of the Apes is doing: Bringing the best of the past to the present and doing something new," Kojima said at the time.

    Before that, in June 2013, it was reported that a Metal Gear Solid 1 remake was actually in the works. However, Kojima later clarified that this was a translation error, and that the game was not actually in development, even though he would like to see the game remade someday using the Fox Engine.

    The original Metal Gear Solid was released for the PlayStation and was ported later to Windows in 2000. It is considered to be one of gaming's definitive titles.

    The next Metal Gear Solid game is this year's Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, the follow-up to 2014's Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.

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    February 2nd, 2015GamespotReviews

    [UPDATE] Techland issued a statement to GameSpot on Monday explaining the issue, and noting that it is currently working on another patch that will re-enable modding. The full statement is below.

    "With the recent patch (1.2.1) on Steam we blocked cheating to make sure the game's PvP system (Be The Zombie) would not be abused. This, however, had the side-effect of hindering mod-makers from making changes to the game."

    "Creating obstacles for modders has never been our intention. We are now working on a quick patch that will re-enable common tweaks while stopping cheating in the game's multiplayer mode."

    "At Techland, we have always supported the mod community, and loved seeing how our own game can be changed by the players. A big part of the original Dead Island's success was the passion and creativity of mod-makers from our community. We want the same for Dying Light."

    The original story is below.

    A new patch for the PC version of recently released open-world zombie game Dying Light restricts fan mods, gamers are reporting. The official 1.2.1 patch notes explain that Dying Light's data files have been changed in an effort to curb cheating, but it appears this measure also blocks user mods.

    A handful of popular mods are experiencing problems after the patch, including one which allowed players to disable Dying Light's film grain. This mod was removed in the wake of an anti-piracy claim from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) through the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA).

    "Among other things, we can no longer create or edit items for the single-player campaign," one person writes on Reddit.

    It's unclear, however, if the DCMA claim comes from Dying Light developer Techland or the game's publisher, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, or both. Warner Bros. is a member of the ESA. It's also possible that there has been a misunderstanding, though Techland has not yet commented publicly on the matter, and we're awaiting a response from the studio about the situation.

    Reddit users point out that if Techland is indeed purposefully blocking Dying Light fan mods, it would be a major change of form for the developer. That's because the studio's previous work, Dead Island, fully supported mods. Furthermore, Techland's next game, the hack-and-slash game Hellraid, actually started out as a Dead Island mod itself.

    The Dead Island series is published by Deep Silver, which is also a member of the ESA.

    Dying Light is a single-player game, and fans are writing that they are especially distressed at the restriction of mods because it lowers the replayability of the game. Indeed, mods are often seen as a way to continue enjoying a game months or even years after release; just ask Skyrim fans.

    In other recent Dying Light news, Techland recently reached out to gamers to remind them to download the game's launch-day patch, which, among other things, "introduces various enhancements, changes, and updates of various influence, affecting the gameplay, performance, and many other aspects of our game."

    "In essence, when you are playing an unpatched version of Dying Light, you are playing a different game," Techland further explained. This patch is available across all platforms--Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

    For more on Dying Light, check out GameSpot's video review above and written review here.

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    February 2nd, 2015GamespotReviews

    Looking to buy a PlayStation 4? Amazon has a pretty nice deal going right now. The retailer is currently offering a PS4 console, a copy of The Last of Us Remastered, and a 12-month PlayStation Plus subscription for $400. It's not Black Friday-level good, but it's right up there.

    Click here to get the deal. Notably, you're getting a digital copy of The Last of Us Remastered, not the physical version. There is no word on how long the deal will last, so if you're interested, you'll want to act quickly.

    In the hunt for more gaming deals? GameSpot has you covered. Check back later today, February 2, to see our full roundup of the best deals for all major gaming platforms.

    GameSpot's gaming deals posts always highlight the best deals we can find regardless of retailer. We also occasionally use retailer affiliate links, which means that purchasing goods through those links helps support all the great content (including the deals posts) you find for free here on the site. Got questions? Email or ask us in the comments!

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    February 2nd, 2015GamespotReviews
    Like conquest in 1942, titan in 2142, and rush in Bad Company 2, hotwire seeks to be the latest memorable mode in the Battlefield franchise.
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    February 2nd, 2015GamespotReviews
    The mechanic, professional, enforcer, and specialist have had their gear swapped, find out what happened.
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    February 2nd, 2015GamespotReviews
    Sony flashes a mysterious ‘2’ during the Taipei Game Show, and the internet thinks it looks suspiciously similar to the Metal Gear Rising logo. What is it?
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    February 1st, 2015GamespotReviews
    After teasing gamers last week, Square Enix finally gives us the lowdown on their mysterious new title.
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    February 1st, 2015GamespotReviews

    Raptr, the video game-themed social networking site was hacked, so if you have an account, the company suggests you change any passwords associated with it.

    "We're very sorry to inform you that some Raptr user data may have been recently compromised in an attack similar to hacking activities that have targeted other high-profile sites and services such as Xbox Live and Sony's PlayStation Network." Raptr Founder and CEO Dennis Fong said.

    Fong explained that while the passwords it stores are hashed, user names, email addresses, passwords, and first and last names may have been accessed. As is most often the case with these types of breaches, the primary concern is that, if the password for your Raptr account is the same as the password for any other service, especially email, someone will be able to make the connection and access it.

    "Although the potential risk to Raptr users is pretty minimal, we urge you to access any accounts on other sites and services in which you use the same login and password associated with your Raptr account and change the related password(s) immediately," Fong said.

    Finally, Fong explained that since the system for redeeming Raptr Reward Point uses a two-factor authentication (which is a good idea to use with all of your vital online accounts), any points you earned as a Raptr member are protected.

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