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The most popular YouTuber in the world has turned off comments

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The most popular YouTuber in the world has turned off comments

The most popular channel on YouTube no longer allows viewer comments.

PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, posted a video last week explaining that his decision to switch off comments was due to the nature of what was being posted – something he said YouTube hadn’t been able to help with.

"I go to the comments and it’s mostly spam, and people self-advertising, it’s people who are trying to provoke, and people replying to all these, just all this stuff to me, it doesn’t mean anything," said Kjellberg.

"I don’t care about it. I don’t want to see it. I just don’t care."

"It’s been bothering me for so long now, I’ve been trying to find solutions to it, I’ve been hoping it would get better, I was hoping YouTube would try to figure a way out, but it doesn’t seem like it, and I’m just sick of it," he added.

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Record crowds expected for League of Legends World Championship final

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Record crowds expected for League of Legends World Championship final

Riot Games is anticipating a record crowd for the League of Legends World Championship Final in South Korea next month.

Riot EVP of eSports Dustin Beck said that the company expects to sell out the 45,000 available seats for the event in Sangam Stadium, Seoul.

“Our early ticket sales have all sold out,” Beck told Polygon. “We’re trying to create more capacity and flexibility, but so far so good.”

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Super Meat Boy Forever is a Meat Boy sequel coming to mobile and PC next year

Super Meat Boy Forever is a Meat Boy sequel coming to mobile and PC next year

Team Meat has announced Super Meat Boy: Forever, a meat boy game optimised for mobile that is also coming to PC and possibly consoles.

Super Meat Boy: Forever will contain a full six chapter campaign as well as an endless runner mode.

It will feature double the number of bosses of Super Meat Boy, new playable indie game characters, and a randomly-generated level structure that according to Team Meat ensures a totally new play experience with each death.

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Explore Destiny locations using Planet View

Explore Destiny locations using Planet View

Bungie has created a new tool called Destiny Planet View, which allows players to explore the in-game locations on Mars, Venus, and the Moon.

Destiny Planet View was created using Google technologies. It provides a "small slice of Destiny's massive worlds", says Bungie.

Players will be able to "discover useful lore, gameplay tips and even a few hidden real-world and in-game incentives along the way."

Opinion

Opinion: These Assassin's Creed: Rogue screenshots look suspiciously good

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Opinion: These Assassin's Creed: Rogue screenshots look suspiciously good

Ubisoft has released three screenshots of its upcoming last-gen exclusive Assassin's Creed: Rogue.

These screenshots look markedly better than the build of the game shown last month at Gamescom in Germany. That indicates that the game has come a long way in a short amount of time, or that the screens have been touched up in post. Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Dinosaur adventure The Stomping Land pulled from Steam Early Access

Dinosaur adventure The Stomping Land pulled from Steam Early Access

An ambitious dinosaur-themed multiplayer game has been pulled from Steam Early Access following months of silence from its creator.

The Stomping Land achieved some fame in May 2013 after securing six times its Kicktarter funding target of US$20,000. Creator and SuperCrit founder Alex "Jig" Fundora was an animator on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Following its Kickstarter success the game launched on Steam Early Access for US$25.

However, updates on the game ceased shortly thereafter. SuperCrit's PR spokesperson confirmed in July that the game was still in development despite the silence. Shortly thereafter the PR person announced his or her departure, citing Fundora's uncommunicativeness.

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Need for Speed Rivals is coming to EA Access

Need for Speed Rivals is coming to EA Access

Need for Speed Rivals will be added to EA Access in the coming weeks, EA has announced.

The racer joins Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, Peggle 2, and Madden NFL 25 as games Access subscribers can play.

Although it felt slightly empty, we enjoyed Rivals – particularly its All Drive system.

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More than 2000 devs and students sign letter calling for an end to harrassment

More than 2000 devs and students sign letter calling for an end to harrassment

More than 2000 games developers and publishers have signed an open letter calling for an end to hateful speech and harassment within the games community.

The letter was written by indie designer Andreas Zecher, and is a plea for equality, level-headedness, and calm in the video game industry.

Its publication follows a week when Tropes vs. Women in Games creator Anita Sarkeesian was forced from her home by death threats, discussions about Depression Quest creator Zoe Quinn turned nasty, and a bomb threat from a hacker group diverted the flight of Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley.

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Beyond: Two Souls looks set for PS4 release

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Beyond: Two Souls looks set for PS4 release

A PlayStation 4 Trophy list for Beyond: Two Souls is the latest evidence that Quantic Dream's PlayStation 3 exclusive is coming to new-gen hardware.

The Beyond: Two Souls Trophy list for PlayStation 4 was leaked on Exophase, and is identical to the PlayStation 3 Trophy list.

Rumour of a PlayStation 4 edition of Beyond: Two Souls has also surfaced previously. Two German retailers briefly listed the game in July. A developer also posted images of himself working on a control schematic for the PlayStation 4's dualshock 4 pad. These were also taken down.

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Play as Handsome Jack in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

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Play as Handsome Jack in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Gamers will have the option to play as Borderlands 2 villain Handsome Jack if they purchase the first downloadable content pack to the upcoming Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

In Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Jack is not yet the evil one-lining antagonist players know from Borderlands 2. Moreover, players will actually control Jack's body-double, rather than Jack himself. Technically, he's also not yet "Handsome" Jack, as he still has his original, "un-reattached" face.

No information about Jack's playstyle or abilities was announced.

Wednesday 3 September


Dead or Alive 5 Last Round announcement trailer
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Dead or Alive 5 Last Round announcement trailer
A fourth version emerges.
Swordy – PAX Aus 2014 announcement trailer
Trailer
Swordy – PAX Aus 2014 announcement trailer
From Auckland studio Frogshark.
NBA Live 15 - Visuals trailer
Trailer
NBA Live 15 - Visuals trailer
Improvements shown.
Record crowds expected for League of Legends World Championship final
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Record crowds expected for League of Legends World Championship final
45,000 at the venue, millions watching.
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Stronghold Crusader 2 – Meet the Sultana trailer
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Stronghold Crusader 2 – Meet the Sultana trailer
First female AI opponent revealed.
Explore Destiny locations using Planet View
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Explore Destiny locations using Planet View
Mars, Venus, The Moon.
Destiny – Planet View trailer
Trailer
Destiny – Planet View trailer
Explore in-game locations.
Warframe – Xbox One launch trailer
Trailer
Warframe – Xbox One launch trailer
F2P shooter comes to Xbox.
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Need for Speed Rivals is coming to EA Access
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Need for Speed Rivals is coming to EA Access
Trial NHL and FIFA too.

Tuesday 2 September


Mighty No. 9 gameplay trailer
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Mighty No. 9 gameplay trailer
Rush, jump, 'n' shoot.
Resident Evil Remastered trailer
Trailer
Resident Evil Remastered trailer
PS4 footage.
Gang Beasts trailer
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Gang Beasts trailer
Double Fine publishing.
Massive Chalice – PAX demo walkthrough video
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Massive Chalice – PAX demo walkthrough video
28 mins of gameplay.
Game 4 - PAX Prime 2014 gameplay teaser trailer
Trailer
Game 4 - PAX Prime 2014 gameplay teaser trailer
Teaser for untitled game.
Beyond: Two Souls looks set for PS4 release
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Beyond: Two Souls looks set for PS4 release
Trophy list leaks.
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Play as Handsome Jack in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
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Play as Handsome Jack in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
The first DLC character.
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Flockers launch trailer
Trailer
Flockers launch trailer
From Worms studio Team17.
Bloodborne – TGS 2014 gameplay trailer
Trailer
Bloodborne – TGS 2014 gameplay trailer
Out Feb 5 in Japan.
Resident Evil Revelations 2 announced
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Resident Evil Revelations 2 announced
Features new heroes.
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Resident Evil Revelations 2 teaser trailer
Trailer
Resident Evil Revelations 2 teaser trailer
Hidden secrets within, apparently.
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