Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit! is to be released outside Japan, Majesco Entertainment has confirmed.

The cooking simulator sequel will launch in North American retail stores on September 16, according to the publisher.

Players can unlock 60 recipes to help them perfect a kaleidoscope of foods, including appetisers, drinks, main courses and desserts.

They can also cook their way through classic fare, exotic cultural dishes and sweet treats, such as chicken nuggets, barbecue skewers, raisin bread, Hawaiian pancakes and gingerbread cookies.

More than 30 new activities are featured around the in-game 'Burger Shop' and house - some of which include feeding pets, delivering orders, serving ice cream, organising crafts and playing word games.

Developed by Cooking Mama Limited, Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit! is the second entry in the series to arrive on Nintendo 3DS.

A European release date has yet to be announced.

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Sony will release a new PS4 SHAREfactory update tomorrow (July 30), the firm has announced.

The imminent SHAREfactory update introduces a brand new The Last of Us theme to commemorate the launch of the PS4 edition of the game.

The Last of Us Remastered custom theme includes 39 new stickers, new transitions and new background images, as well as new intro, outro and title clips.

Users will also be able to import screenshots into SHAREfactory videos, as well as pictures from Infamous: Second Son and The Last of Us Remastered's Photo Mode.

Finally, the update adds new filter effects and stickers, as well as general improvements to the user-interface.

Sony has released two PS4 updates in the past week, including today's (July 29) 3D Blu-ray patch.


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PS4 update 1.75 is available to download automatically.

Update 1.75 introduces 3D Blu-ray support, as well as a host of minor tweaks and improvements.

Sound is improved on DVDs and Blu-rays at 1.5x speed, while notifications now appear in a different part of the screen.

The update also introduces an option to enable the download of Featured Content when the console is on standby.

It releases just a week after a previous update which improved the stability of certain software.

Sony is also working on a suspend and resume feature for PS4.

Keeping the PS4 in a low powered state, suspend mode preserves game sessions, letting users pick up where they left off after rebooting the console.


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Bungie has described Destiny as the biggest game it has ever made.

It was recently revealed that the final release would feature one location on each of its four planets.

Responding to complaints on NeoGAF, Bungie community manager Eric 'Urk' Osborne said that Destiny will exceed its previous releases in terms of size, scope and breadth of activities.

"Destiny's pretty big," Osborne explained. "It's the biggest game we've ever made, by far, and we're sort of known for making games you can play for months, years, and even decades if you're a little bit...dedicated.

"With Destiny, we're looking to exceed what we've done before, not just in terms of scale - the Moon is our smallest destination - but in terms of scope and breadth of activities.

"That's true for day one, as you expect, but it also means we want Destiny to have super long legs.

"If we're fortunate enough to have you playing months after launch, you still find lots of compelling stuff to do. That will manifest itself in a myriad of ways, from straight up content to cool activities we've yet to show off."

Osborne said that unlike Halo, which only supported competitive players post-release, Destiny would cater for everybody.

"We look at it quite a bit like television programming, as opposed to a singular film, as we had in the past," he continued.

"We think it's gonna be pretty great, but we wanted to test out a bunch of our new stuff with Beta, to make sure we could flip knobs and levers live, reacting and responding with lots (and, ho boy, did we see LOTS) of players online and playing.

"Beta was water wings. Level 8 is nothing. You barely scratched the surface, and it seems like some folks had fun with what was there."

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A secret The Last of Us ending scene was shown during last night's (July 28) live show in Santa Monica.

To celebrate the launch of the game on PS4, Naughty Dog and Sony put together a one-off stage show called The Last of Us: One Night Live.

The show featured musical performances from the game, as well as live readings of key scenes by the likes of Troy Baker (Joel) and Ashley Johnson (Ellie).

Game director Neil Druckmann also introduced a previously unreleased epilogue scene set four years after the events of the game.

The scene sees Joel give Ellie a guitar after playing her a song. It is revealed that Joel is marrying somebody from Tommy's dam.

After appearing distant at first, Ellie accepts the guitar and the scene ends with her striking a note.

Druckmann requested that the scene wasn't filmed, explaining that it was a goodbye to Joel and Ellie and would never be released.

Featuring improved visuals and all post-release DLC, The Last of Us Remastered is out now in North America and makes its European debut on August 1.

Naughty Dog recently confirmed that the game will offer a 30 frames-per-second lock option, a photo editor and the option of tweaked controls.

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Journey is reportedly in development for PS4 and will be playable at gamescom.

Spotted by NeoGAF, Sony is believed to have prematurely published a list of playable PS4 and PlayStation Vita on its gamescom page.


as well as the previously rumoured Unfinished Swan and PlayStation Move horror game Until Dawn.

Other games playable at the event include Nom Nom Galaxy, Battlefield: Hardline, The Order: 1886 and LittleBigPlanet 3.

Sony will hold its annual gamescom conference on August 12 at 7pm in Cologne.

The list of playable PS4 and Vita games in full:

PlayStation 4

Alien: Isolation
Assault Android Cactus
Battlefield: Hardline
Bloodborne
CounterSpy
Destiny
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition
Disney Infinity 2
Driveclub
Far Cry 4
Galak-Z
Guns Up!
Helldivers
Hohokum
Hustle Kings
inFamous First Light
Journey
Killzone: Shadow Fall Intercept
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
LittleBigPlanet 3
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Minecraft PlayStation 4 Edition
NBA 2K15
Nom Nom Galaxy
Nuclear Throne
Pix the Cat
Project Cars
SingStar
Super Exploding Zoo
Surgeon Simulator
The Last of Us Remastered
The Order: 1886
The Unfinished Swan
Until Dawn
WWE 2K15

PlayStation Vita

Big Fest
Dragon Fin Soup
Entwined
Final Horizon
Flame Over
Freedom Wars
Frozen Synapse Tactics
Futuridium
Hatsune Miku-Projekt DIVA-F 2
Hohokum
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
Invizimals: The Alliance
Lego Ninjago Nindroids
Minecraft PS Vita Edition
Murasaki Baby
PlayStation Vita Pets
Soul Sacrifice Delta
Super Exploding Zoo
The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy
The Sly Trilogy

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Telltale Games' The Walking Dead video game series will return for a third season.

The news was confirmed by Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and Telltale president Kevin Bruner at Comic-Con (via IGN).

Plot details, returning characters, platform information and launch dates are yet to be confirmed.

The new series is unlikely to launch until 2015, however, as Telltale is yet to conclude The Walking Dead's second season.

The company recently launched the fourth and penultimate episode in the series, and has just concluded work on The Wolf Among Us.

Plot details, returning characters, platform information and launch dates are yet to be confirmed.

The new series is unlikely to launch until 2015, however, as Telltale is yet to conclude The Walking Dead's second season.

The company recently launched the fourth and penultimate episode in the series, and has just concluded work on The Wolf Among Us.

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The Wall Street Journal claims that the firm has ordered between 70 and 80 million units of the next-generation handset, a larger initial batch than any previous iPhone.


By comparison, the company ordered between 50 and 60 million units of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C around this time last year.

The news follows reports that Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn has hired around 100,000 additional employees to cope with the extra workload brought about by the production of the new iPhone.

Apple is expected to launch two new iPhone models this year, with a 5.5-inch iPhone Air tipped to accompany the flagship 4.7-inch device.

The firm's past release schedule suggests that new iPhone hardware will arrive in September.


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Halo composer Marty O'Donnell has won his lawsuit against Bungie.

Claiming he was owed unpaid benefits after being dismissed by Bungie in April, O'Donnell filed a lawsuit against the company the following month.

Despite denying any wrongdoing, Bungie has since been ordered pay O'Donnell around $95,000.

According to Venturebeat, O'Donnell will be awarded $38,385 for unpaid work and holiday time, another $38,385 in damages, and the remaining cash for attorney's fees and interest.

O'Donnell worked for Bungie for almost 14 years, having joined the firm in May 2000.

He most recently served as the audio director for Destiny, which has just entered beta.


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Online piracy punishments will be scrapped in the UK as of next year.

Under a new scheme, people caught unlawfully file-sharing video games, music and movies will be educated rather than punished.

As part of the voluntary copyright alert programme (VCAP), file-sharers will be issued with up to four warnings annually.

However, according to CVG, there will be no sanctions for ignoring them.

The VCAP scheme falls into the wider Creative Content UK initiative, which aims to promote legal sources of online entertainment.

Plans to introduce harsher punishments, such as shutting off a user's internet, were scrapped in favour of the advisory scheme.

Business Secretary Vince Cable described the UK's creative industries as one of the country's "brilliant global success stories".

"We have unrivalled creativity - from record-breaking musicians to box office films - that excite and inspire people all over the world," he continued.

"Yet too often that content is open to abuse by some who don't play by the rules.

"That is why we are working with the industry to ensure that intellectual property rights are understood and respected.

"Education is at the heart of this drive so people understand that piracy isn't a victimless crime - but actually causes business to fail, harms the industry and costs jobs."

A 2012 study revealed that two in five UK adults have admitted to illegally downloading or streaming content online.

Another report said that while video game piracy was widespread, it was not as high as previously suggested.


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