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Overwatch tops League of Legends in Korean cafes

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Overwatch tops League of Legends in Korean cafes

League of Legends has been dethroned by Blizzard's Overwatch in South Korean internet cafes, according to Gametrics.

At time of publication, the website's weekly chart, which collates information from some 4,000 "PC bangs," showed Overwatch at 29.83% user share.

League of Legends, in second place with 27.75%, had previously held the top spot for 204 weeks – since August 2012 – in what is one of the world's biggest e-sports nations.

The news follows Blizzard's announcement that its FPS had reached 10 million players.

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Godus development said to be winding down at 22cans

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Godus development said to be winding down at 22cans

22cans has apparently left god-game Godus behind, choosing to work on mobile game The Trail instead, according to sources at Eurogamer.

In addition to reported staff reassignments, lead Godus designer Konrad Naszynski's contract was not renewed when it expired earlier this year.

CEO Simon Phillips denied that development had ceased, telling Eurogamer that "Godus is an ongoing project, on both PC and mobile."

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System Shock remaster now a reboot, Kickstarter, and demo

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System Shock remaster now a reboot, Kickstarter, and demo

NightDive's System Shock Remastered has been upgraded from a remaster to a reboot, with a demo and Kickstarter campaign live now.

Now simply titled System Shock, the game is being described by NightDive's Stephen Kick as "a full-fledged reboot of a classic game into something new."

The studio's Kickstarter campaign is seeking US$900,000 to bring the game to completion, with stretch goals currently revealed up to US$1.9 million.

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PlayStation pulls the plug on Ustream broadcasts

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PlayStation pulls the plug on Ustream broadcasts

PlayStation support for Ustream is coming to an end on August 1.

Services allowing players to broadcast gameplay to Ustream or view Ustream broadcasts via Live from PlayStation will be removed from PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and the PlayStation app.

"We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your understanding," said Sony.

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Max: Curse of the Brotherhood devs announce construction game Pioneers

Max: Curse of the Brotherhood devs announce construction game Pioneers

The founders of defunct Max: Curse of the Brotherhood studio Press Play have formed a new studio and are working on a new title called Pioneers.

Pioneers will be a physics-based construction game for the PC that allows players to build complex machines out of simple blocks.

The new studio, Lightbulb, is based in Copenhagen and was formed by Ole Teglbjærg, Rune Dittmer, and Mikkel Thorsted who have been making games together for more than a decade.

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No Man's Sky's composers take soundtrack on tour

No Man's Sky's composers take soundtrack on tour

No Man's Sky composer 65daysofstatic has announced the first stage of a new world tour in support of the game's soundtrack.

The band has confirmed dates for the No Man's Sky Tour 2016 Part One on its official site.

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Stasis developer announces free standalone spin-off

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Stasis developer announces free standalone spin-off

A new standalone chapter for excellent isometric horror game Stasis is coming to PC and Mac for free later this year.

Cayne: A Stasis Story follows Hadley, a pregnant woman who has woken up to the horrors of a medical facility in the Stasis universe. It follows on from the events in the main game.

Cayne will offer approximately 1.5 hours of gameplay in a showcase that Brotherhood developer Christopher Bischoff says will aim to introduce a taste of Stasis to new audiences.

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G2A concedes in fraud feud, but devs aren't buying it

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G2A concedes in fraud feud, but devs aren't buying it

Grey-market game key reseller G2A has offered a series of concessions in its ongoing war of words with indie studio TinyBuild, but some developers are skeptical.

G2A's seven-point plan includes a 10% royalty for developers on sales of their products; priority placement for developer-sanctioned auctions; and enhancements to the basic tools G2A provides.

However, it's up to developers to register for those royalties, while central parts of TinyBuild CEO Alex Nichiporchik's request are missing from G2A's plan, such as merchant verification and the ability for developers to set minimum pricing on auctions.

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Saudi Arabian PSN gamer banned for using "offensive" real name

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Saudi Arabian PSN gamer banned for using "offensive" real name

A Saudi Arabian gamer found himself banned from the PlayStation Network this week for using his "offensive" real name as his handle - after having used it since 2010.

Jihad Al-Mofadda, whose PSN ID was "iJihaD," received a ban notice a few days after purchasing Overwatch, later being told the handle was against the PSN Terms of Service.

Al-Mofadda stressed on Reddit that when he was born 26 years ago, "this s**t was not like this."

Wednesday 29 June

Fun First: DICE's vision for Battlefield 1
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Fun First: DICE's vision for Battlefield 1
A chat with senior producer Aleksander Grondal.
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Godus development said to be winding down at 22cans
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Godus development said to be winding down at 22cans
Godus, deader than dead?
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Pioneers teaser
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Pioneers teaser
Jump into the World of Warcraft: Legion beta
Beta Event
Jump into the World of Warcraft: Legion beta
500 beta invites must go!
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No Man's Sky's composers take soundtrack on tour
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No Man's Sky's composers take soundtrack on tour
Can you wave a lighter in outer space?
Stasis developer announces free standalone spin-off
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Stasis developer announces free standalone spin-off
With early access to Stasis backers.
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G2A concedes in fraud feud, but devs aren't buying it
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G2A concedes in fraud feud, but devs aren't buying it
"Doesn’t solve the issue"
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7 Days to Die launch trailer
Trailer
7 Days to Die launch trailer
Kill Strain gameplay trailer
Trailer
Kill Strain gameplay trailer

Tuesday 28 June