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PS3 production ceases in Japan

PS3 production ceases in Japan

The PlayStation 3 is finally entering retirement.

An update on the official Japanese PlayStation website (spotted by Gematsu) indicates that production of the decade-old console in Japan has ceased.

Only the 500GB version was still being manufactured, but shipments of the console have officially ended.

Production will likely wrap up in the West shortly.

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Overwatch ANZ Champs: Athletico beats 4Legs in heartstopping final showdown

Overwatch ANZ Champs: Athletico beats 4Legs in heartstopping final showdown

Over the weekend, Athletico CAMO repelled a storming comeback from rival 4Legs to emerge victorious in season one of Overwatch ESL ANZ.

Prior to the season final, the two teams had already faced off in a number of nail-biters this year, most notably when 4Legs squeaked by Athletico 3-2 in the April Finals.

The Season 1 Championship Final produced several more tense moments for both teams, beginning when Athletico sent 4Legs to the Loser's Finals 3-0.

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Letsplay.live announces NBA 2K17 tournament, finals on Sky

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Letsplay.live announces NBA 2K17 tournament, finals on Sky

Local esports promotion Letsplay.live is running an NBA 2K17 tournament, the finals of which will be broadcast on Sky TV.

The competition will be a one-on-one affair that is open to players of all skill levels from across New Zealand.

Both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players can compete. The top eight from each console will make the playoffs, and the finals will be a best-of-five Xbox versus PlayStation affair.

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Far Cry 5 pits players against a freedom-loving death cult

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Far Cry 5 pits players against a freedom-loving death cult

Far Cry 5 will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Project Scorpio, and Windows PC on February 27, 2018, Ubisoft has announced.

Set in America for the first time, the game promises a serene-looking yet deeply twisted world that players can tackle solo or entirely in two-player online co-op.

As the new junior deputy of fictional Hope County, Montana, players will find that their arrival accelerates a years-long silent coup by a fanatical doomsday cult, the Project at Eden's Gate, igniting a violent takeover of the county. Caught off guard and drawn into a power struggle, players must disrupt the carefully laid plans of the Project at Eden’s Gate, and fan the fires of resistance to help liberate the Hope County community and themselves.

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That Dragon, Cancer creator is in Auckland for film screening and Q&A this Sunday

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That Dragon, Cancer creator is in Auckland for film screening and Q&A this Sunday

There's a free showing of Thank You for Playing, a documentary about the creation of That Dragon, Cancer, in Auckland this Sunday.

The screening is part of the Documentary Festival, and That Dragon, Cancer creator Ryan Green will be on hand afterwards for a Q&A directed by the NZGDA's Stephen Knightly.

The film follows Ryan and his family over two years, offering an intimate, revolutionary glimpse into how the fusion of art and technology – in this case, a video game – can document profound human experiences in the modern age.

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Bungie has "invested heavily" in Destiny 2 hybrid network

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Bungie has "invested heavily" in Destiny 2 hybrid network

Destiny 2 won't have dedicated servers, but it has the best solution for the sort of game it is, Bungie says.

In the latest Bungie weekly report, Destiny 2 engineering lead Matt Segur explains that the game runs on a hybrid system, and that Bungie isn't being at all cheap with its infrastructure.

That is, Destiny 2 uses a hybrid of client-server (dedicated) and peer-to-peer technology that eliminates the host migration that occurred in Destiny 1's in raids and Trials matches.

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Xbox's Mixer app now allows co-streaming, supports mobile

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Xbox's Mixer app now allows co-streaming, supports mobile

Xbox's game live-streaming app Beam has a new name and a few new features.

The Twitch competitor is now known as Mixer, and from today allows co-streaming, where up to four streamers can combine their streams into a single viewer experience.

When co-streaming, all four streamers appear in a splitscreen format, and each can be livestreaming a different game or activity.

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Leaping Tiger Gaming Lounge returns to Wellygeddon with panels, a co-op sesh, and more

Leaping Tiger Gaming Lounge returns to Wellygeddon with panels, a co-op sesh, and more

Kiwi startup Leaping Tiger is hosting two days of events at Armageddon Wellington this Queen’s Birthday weekend.

The friend-finder app maker is hosting four panels, a Hearthstone Fireside Tournament, co-op gaming sessions for the public, a fighting game tournament, and more in the Leaping Tiger Gaming Lounge Gaming at the expo.

The panels will feature local industry experts discussing game development, paths into the games industry, VR/AR, and streaming in NZ.

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Team Regicide just made its LoL OPL debut more difficult

Team Regicide just made its LoL OPL debut more difficult

Oceanic Pro League newcomer Team Regicide has made its first game in the competition more difficult by not submitting a roster in time for the deadline.

Riot required all OPL teams to submit five active starting players and one substitute by May 22 to be eligible to compete in the competition, but Team Regicide failed to submit a conforming roster.

According to Riot, these deadlines ensure that the proper background checks for all players in the league can be conducted. They also ensure that every team in the league has equal visibility into their respective Week 1 opponent’s roster.

Tuesday 30 May

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PS3 production ceases in Japan
Retirement nears for seventh-gen console.