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Pip-Boy manufacturer literally cannot make any more

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Pip-Boy manufacturer literally cannot make any more

The real-life Pip-Boy accessory has sold out and no more can be produced, says Bethesda marketing VP Pete Hines.

Unlike some special editions, however, the halt in production was caused by the manufacturer's inability to fit more Pip-Boys into their schedule.

The Pip-Boy Edition of Fallout 4 proved spectacularly popular when announced at E3 2015, rapidly selling out and forcing Bethesda to expand its limited-edition release.

But though the manufacturer was initially surprisingly flexible about shifting build schedules, Hines said at QuakeCon this weekend "it just came to [the manufacturer saying], 'Final answer: sorry, this is as many as we can make.'"

For the desperate (and possessed of 3D printers), mechanical engineering graduate Yvo de Haas has designed a version of the wearable (pictured) that can be 3D-printed and assembled by fans themselves.

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World of Tanks launches on XO with cross-console play

World of Tanks launches on XO with cross-console play

World of Tanks is now available globally on Xbox One.

Custom built for the platform, World of Tanks on Xbox One brings a world first to gamers with cross-platform play between the Xbox One and Xbox 360.

It features enhanced graphics, and brings with it a new Proving Grounds (PvE) mode.

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In The Witcher RPG, pen and paper is mightier than the digital sword

In The Witcher RPG, pen and paper is mightier than the digital sword

A pen-and-paper role playing game of The Witcher is in development, says CD Projekt Red.

Co-developed by CDPR and R.Talsorian Games, the tabletop game will utilise the ruleset from the 1980s RPG Cyberpunk 2020 - which, in a neatly symmetrical twist, is also being turned into a video game by CDPR.

The RPG will allow players to create their own custom character in the same world inhabited by Geralt, and will include all the traditional Witcher elements like swords, signs, monsters, and rituals.

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Toy Soldiers: War Chest has a release date

Toy Soldiers: War Chest has a release date

Childhood-baiting action title Toy Soldiers: War Chest will see a digital-only release on August 11 on Xbox One and PC and August 12 on PlayStation 4, Ubisoft has announced.

The third installment of Signal Studios’ popular franchise offers a hybrid blend of action strategy gameplay mixed with tower defence mechanics.

The standard edition will include four armies: Kaiser Wilhelm and his First World War Germans; the Black Dragon Army of the evil Dark Lord; Phantom and her Ghost Company; and Starbright and the Buddy Bears, Ponies, and Pixies from the Star Power army.

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Square knew Tomb Raider Xbox exclusivity would "disappoint fans"

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Square knew Tomb Raider Xbox exclusivity would "disappoint fans"

Square Enix was prepared for and expected backlash over Rise of the Tomb Raider's Xbox exclusivity, says CEO Phil Rogers.

Speaking with the Examiner, Rogers said it was a difficult decision, explaining "The decision at a studio level, we took very, very seriously. We knew it would, in the short-term, disappoint fans.”

"We’re about growing our IP, this is a long-term decision. We’re going to take Tomb Raider up to the next level," added Rogers. "With Microsoft’s belief, passion and sort of muscle to help us deliver, we really think this is going to be an awesome game that people will enjoy for years and years to come."

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Nintendo: Wii U has sold 10 million units

Nintendo: Wii U has sold 10 million units

The Wii U has reached ten million units sold, according to Nintendo's Q1 fiscal report.

Though an important milestone, it comes despite sales of the console dropping year-on-year from 510,000 last Q1 to 470,000.

Nintendo was buoyed, however, by stronger than expected sales of third-person multiplayer shooter Splatoon, which has now sold 1.62 million copies, and the continued success of its Amiibo figurines.

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Five Nights At Freddy's movie now has a director

Five Nights At Freddy's movie now has a director

Gil Kenan will direct the big-screen adaptation of indie game success story Five Nights at Freddy's, according to a Deadline report.

The director recently released a remake of family horror classic Poltergeist, and was nominated for an Academy Award for the animated Monster House.

Five Nights at Freddy's' tale of a security guard trying to survive in a kids' restaurant chain inhabited by creepy, murderous animatronics seems a fine choice for a screen adaptation.

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Windows 10 now available as a free upgrade

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Windows 10 now available as a free upgrade

Microsoft has begun the rollout of its latest operating system Windows 10 as a free download.

New features include an updated UI including a new Start menu; the Cortana personal assistant; the Edge web browser, replacing the aging Internet Explorer; and various window-management, notification, and under-the-hood features.

For gamers, Windows 10 includes DirectX 12, which promises considerable performance and graphical gains, and the ability to stream Xbox One games to Windows 10 devices, bringing Microsoft's two platforms closer together.

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Titanfall going free-to-play in Asian territories

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Titanfall going free-to-play in Asian territories

First-person multiplayer shooter and giant mech suit sim Titanfall is going free-to-play in Asian territories.

The new version of the game will be developed by Nexon Korea Corporation in conjunction with EA and Respawn Entertainment.

Joining the likes of Halo and Call of Duty's F2P counterparts, this version of Titanfall will be PC-only, aimed at internet cafes, and will be available in China, Japan, Korea, Macau, and a few parts of Southeast Asia.

Thursday 30 July

Just Cause 3 – Who is Rico? dev diary
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Just Cause 3 – Who is Rico? dev diary
Just a man with a grapple and a bad attitude.
Toy Soldiers: War Chest has a release date
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Toy Soldiers: War Chest has a release date
Weirdest mash-up ever.
Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker announcement trailer
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Devil Survivor 2 Record Breaker announcement trailer
Confimed for AU/NZ.
Nintendo: Wii U has sold 10 million units
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Nintendo: Wii U has sold 10 million units
Q1 report reveals figures galore.
Five Nights At Freddy's movie now has a director
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Five Nights At Freddy's movie now has a director
Freaky animatronics a-go-go.
Pip-Boy manufacturer literally cannot make any more
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Pip-Boy manufacturer literally cannot make any more
But you can 3D-print your own.
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Windows 10 now available as a free upgrade
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Windows 10 now available as a free upgrade
Rolling out and transforming your PC.
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Xbox on Windows 10 trailer
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Xbox on Windows 10 trailer
"The best Windows ever for gaming."
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Lego Dimensions story trailer
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Lego Dimensions story trailer
Iconoclasts gameplay trailer
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Iconoclasts gameplay trailer
Slain! – Soundtrack Preview trailer
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Slain! – Soundtrack Preview trailer
By Curt Victor Bryant (formerly of Celtic Frost).
Titanfall going free-to-play in Asian territories
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Titanfall going free-to-play in Asian territories
Aimed at internet cafes.
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Shadowrun studio to reboot BattleTech via Kickstarter
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Shadowrun studio to reboot BattleTech via Kickstarter
Attention MechWarriors!
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Wednesday 29 July