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Former Titanfall coder: The Division may need total netcode rewrite

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Former Titanfall coder: The Division may need total netcode rewrite

A veteran video game network coder says The Division may need a "complete rewrite" to fix its ongoing cheating problem.

In a post on his blog, former Respawn and Sony programmer Glenn Fiedler, who has specialised in network coding, outlined base-level problems that could explain the issues the game has faced.

Although some glitches are "things the QA department should have probably picked up," and can be fixed, Fiedler found evidence of a more fundamental problem that he described as "super bad news."

Fiedler believes, based on viewing videos of cheating apps, that The Division uses a "trusted client" network model.

Trusted client models have servers "believe" everything that a player's game tells them - even if that includes hacked statistics or other information.

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Dark Souls creator already working on new IP

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Dark Souls creator already working on new IP

From Software is already working on a new IP to follow its hit Souls series, according to a new interview.

Speaking with Chinese outlet GGN Gamer (and translated roughly), company president and Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki said that "there's absolutely no plan right now for any sequels, spin-offs or tie-ins."

"I think it's time we take a step to a new direction," said Miyazaki; "development of a new IP has already begun."

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Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing coming to mobile

Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing coming to mobile

Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing will form the basis of Nintendo's next two mobile apps, the company has confirmed.

Both will be "pure game applications," especially compared to the company's graphical social app Miitomo.

Fire Emblem will occupy the same strategy-RPG genre as its big siblings, but will be "more accessible" for the mobile market.

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Early Uncharted 4 copies stolen in "violent assault"

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Early Uncharted 4 copies stolen in "violent assault"

The copies of Uncharted 4 that recently appeared on eBay are stolen, says Sony.

Posting on the PlayStation Blog, Sony Computer Entertainment president Shuhei Yoshida said that "a number of copies" of Naughty Dog's adventure title "were stolen in transit."

A company spokesperson told MCV that "some contents from a lorry [...] including a quantity of the much anticipated Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, was stolen in the UK, during a violent assault."

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You can now play Minecraft on Samsung's Gear VR

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You can now play Minecraft on Samsung's Gear VR

You can now play Minecraft on Samsung’s Gear VR mobile virtual reality headset.

The Gear VR version of the game has all the features of Pocket Edition, costs the same (US$7), and has cross-platform play with regular Pocket and Windows 10 editions.

The game has been tweaked for VR though: you can use your head to steer where your character goes, and the cursor now sticks to blocks as you dig at them.

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Nintendo NX to launch with new Zelda in March 2017

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Nintendo NX to launch with new Zelda in March 2017

Nintendo's much-speculated-upon NX console will launch in March of 2017, according to the company's full-year earnings report.

However, the NX will not be shown at the E3 Expo this year, with the company instead focusing on the next Zelda game, which has also been delayed to 2017.

The new Zelda, meanwhile, will launch across both the Wii U and NX platforms, much as Twilight Princess did on the GameCube and first-gen Wii.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is getting a remaster – rumour

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is getting a remaster – rumour

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is getting a remaster, according to COD enthusiast site Charlie Intel.

The site first spotted mention of the remaster via Snapchat, where someone had posted a pre-order card for the Legacy Edition of what's rumoured to be this year's entry in the series, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

According to the card, the game’s Legacy Edition “also includes Modern Warfare Remastered".

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PewDiePie confronts the "stupid shit" he used to say

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PewDiePie confronts the "stupid shit" he used to say

PewDiePie has asked his viewers to get past "the old days" and grow up with him.

The world #1 YouTuber, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, posted a video looking back at his early videos and comparing the streamer he was then to who he is now.

Kjellberg pointed out his earlier tendency to make off-colour jokes - calling people "gay" or "retarded," for example - and said "I really should go through and censor some of these videos."

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Blizzard considers classic WoW servers after Nostalrius shutdown

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Blizzard considers classic WoW servers after Nostalrius shutdown

World of Warcraft executive producer J. Allen Brack has finally commented publicly on the closure of pirate WoW server Nostalrius.

"Our silence on this subject definitely doesn't reflect our level of engagement and passion around this topic," he said in a forum post.

Brack said the company had not seen a "clear legal path to protect Blizzard's IP and grant an operating license to a pirate server."

Wednesday 27 April