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Murder mystery Danganronpa V3 is coming Sept 29

Murder mystery Danganronpa V3 is coming Sept 29

The third core game in twisted murder-mystery adventure series Danganronpa is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on September 29.

The series revolves around an elite high school where every year a group of talented students (and one average student) participate in a sadistic game: they must murder another student and get away with it, or be trapped at the school forever.

It plays like a visual novel interwoven with trial scene minigames, where the player must deduce who the murderer is by doing things like shooting truth bullets when false statements are made.

It sounds completely insane, but on PC the prior two main installments are rated an 86 and 85 respectively on OpenCritic.

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Nioh is getting PvP and high difficulty missions next month

Nioh is getting PvP and high difficulty missions next month

High difficulty missions and PvP will be added to excellent samurai action title Nioh in the coming months, Koei Tecmo says.

Koei Tecmo, which published Nioh in Japan, outlined its plans for the game via a live stream, which was translated by Gematsu.

There are 10 types of high difficulty mission coming in late March, and some of these will feel like boss rushes.

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Full Metal Furies is a "modernised" brawler from Rogue Legacy studio

Full Metal Furies is a "modernised" brawler from Rogue Legacy studio

The next game from Rogue Legacy studio Cellar Door Games is an attempt to modernise the brawler genre, the company says.

Cellar Door is calling Full Metal Furies an action-packed RPG-laden brawler for up to four players.

It is coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 this year with full Xbox Play Anywhere and Cross Play support, as well as online and offline co-op.

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Another open Oceania Rocket League comp kicks off soon

Another open Oceania Rocket League comp kicks off soon

Digital storage company Seagate Technology is running an Oceania Rocket League competition that kicks off next month.

The Seagate FireCuda Cup will consist of three divisions – professional, main, and amateur – with a prize pool more than AU$5000 plus product prizes from sponsors.

In addition to the championship titles, prizes and awards will be on offer for the best plays including best goals and best saves.

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Switch downloadable game sizes revealed

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Switch downloadable game sizes revealed

Nintendo has revealed file sizes for several downloadable Switch games.

The Switch has 32GB of memory, but the most recent Switch leak confirmed that after firmware updates, about 25.9GB of that is reserved for games.

With the downloadable version of Zelda taking up half that amount, it's clear an SD card will likely be a necessity for those who wish to go with digital rather than physical copies of games.

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Portal writer Erik Wolpaw leaves Valve

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Portal writer Erik Wolpaw leaves Valve

Long-time Valve writer Erik Wolpaw has left the company.

Wolpaw worked on Half-Life 2, Left 4 Dead, and the Portal games, among others.

He is now working on Psychonauts 2 over at Double Fine – a game that was successfully crowdfunded last year.

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Hearthstone is getting 390 new cards this year

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Hearthstone is getting 390 new cards this year

Blizzard will add a mammoth 390 cards to Hearthstone this year – easily the biggest single-year total in the game's three year history.

The cards will come via three 130-card expansions. There won't be any smaller Adventure releases that include story and bosses, but elements of the Adventure format will appear, the company said.

In addition, a number of cards will soon only be available in the game's Wild mode, which was launched last year so Blizzard could retire overpowered cards from Standard play (which is the basis for competitive and ranked play), but also keep them available for those that wish to continue use them.

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Switch leakers fired from jobs, under police investigation

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Switch leakers fired from jobs, under police investigation

The individuals behind last week's Nintendo Switch leak have lost their jobs and could face charges, as it turns out they had stolen the system from their workplace.

Last week, NeoGAF user hiphoptherobot posted a video of the Switch's UI in action, and claimed to have the console thanks to a shipping error.

"I just happened to get lucky because unnamed store decided to ship early for whatever reason," hiphoptherobot wrote.

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Switch ships early to customer, who reveals UI in video

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Switch ships early to customer, who reveals UI in video

Nintendo's Switch isn't out until March 3, but someone has one already.

For some reason, NeoGAF user hiphoptherobot got his or her Switch retail pre-order early, and has cautiously shared a video of the system's UI.

Hiphoptherobot won’t be selling the unit despite some tempting offers, because he or she doesn’t want to risk legal action from Nintendo.

Tuesday 21 February