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DICE is testing a Battlefield battle royale mode – rumour

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DICE is testing a Battlefield battle royale mode – rumour

EA is the latest publisher hoping to insert a battle royale mode into its marquee franchise.

According to a Venturebeat source, EA studio DICE is testing a battle royale mode for Battlefield 5 that riffs on the gameplay of megahits like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

However, the prototype mode has not yet approved for release, and even if approved, won’t be ready for Battlefield 5’s launch day.

In fact, the source claims that EA could still cancel the prototype, keep it for the following Battlefield or next Star Wars: Battlefront sequel, or spin it off into its own game.

Last month, Venturebeat reported that the next Battlefield game is a core title in the series that returns to World War II.

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A second Melbourne team joins Gfinity's Elite Series

A second Melbourne team joins Gfinity's Elite Series

A second Melbourne-based team has joined Gfinity Esports Australia’s Elite Series.

The Melbourne Order joins previously announced teams Melbourne Avant and Sydney Chiefs in the competition, which is being pitched as the Big Bash League of Australian esports.

When the competition kicks off in June, six city-based teams will battle in weekly competition in front of a live audience at a dedicated esports arena within the Hoyts Cinema Complex in Sydney.

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Australian Overwatch League pro Scott "Custa" Kennedy talks life in LA

Australian Overwatch League pro Scott "Custa" Kennedy talks life in LA

Australian Overwatch League pro Scott "Custa" Kennedy is already making an impact at his new home.

Earlier this month, the Adelaide-born 24-year-old was traded from the Dallas Fuel to the LA Valiant, joining assistant coach and fellow Australian Jordan ‘Gunba’ Graham in the green and gold.

This week, he’s the subject of a pair of fluffy mini-docs on his new team’s YouTube channel.

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Switch version of Dark Souls: Remastered delayed

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Switch version of Dark Souls: Remastered delayed

Dark Souls: Remastered won’t be coming to Nintendo Switch next month after all.

Bandai Namco Entertainment announced yesterday that the game’s Switch version has been pushed back into winter.

The release of the game’s Solaire of Astora Amiibo has also been postponed until winter.

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Konami ends 10-year partnership with UEFA Champions League

Konami ends 10-year partnership with UEFA Champions League

It looks like the UEFA Champions League tournament will no longer appear in Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer.

Konami has ended its 10-year partnership with UEFA, a deal that allowed Pro Evolution Soccer exclusive game rights to the premiere European soccer tournament.

Konami's Jonas Lygaard said his company will shift its focus into other areas.

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Rumour: "Outlandish" Black Ops 4 campaign dropped in favour of battle royale mode

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Rumour: "Outlandish" Black Ops 4 campaign dropped in favour of battle royale mode

Yesterday, Polygon reported that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 does not have a traditional singleplayer story mode.

According to that site's sources, it is because it became clear to this year’s CoD developer Treyarch that the single-player campaign wouldn’t be completed in time.

A source for CoD news site Charlie Intel corroborated the story, but claimed that Activision cancelled the campaign because it was “too outlandish”.

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Vigilante hit squad The Bully Hunters whacks itself

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Vigilante hit squad The Bully Hunters whacks itself

A self-styled anti-bullying gaming group has imploded in spectacular fashion, just days after it announced itself to the world.

Last week, The Bully Hunters pitched itself as a vigilante hit squad of anonymous yet elite female gamers determined to end sexual harassment and abuse in CS:GO.

It suggested that those experiencing harassment in CS:GO log into The Bully Hunters website using a Steam account to get matched with a hunter, who would then join the game in question, tapdance on the supposed bully’s face, then vanish, leaving behind a message about the importance of recycling, or something.

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Rare lays out Sea of Thieves update plans

Rare lays out Sea of Thieves update plans

Rare has sketched an outline of the content that is coming to Sea of Thieves over the next few months.

It feels generous to call Rare’s plans a roadmap as they are pretty vague, but whatever you call them, this is Rare’s response to criticism that its open world pirate game is comically empty.

In May, Rare will add a new enemy and new mechanics to Sea of Thieves via a new event. This event will apparently encourage crews to work together to uncover and defeat the threat, and come with unique rewards for participating. The new mechanics weren’t detailed, but one is a new way to communicate with other crews.

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Shenmue remasters are coming this year

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Shenmue remasters are coming this year

Sega is bring remasters of the first two Shenmue games to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC this year.

The two games are acclaimed open world action adventures that combine jujitsu combat, investigative sleuthing, RPG elements, and memorable mini-games.

They were originally released for the Dreamcast in 2000 and 2001, and Shenmue II also made its way to Xbox in 2003.

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Rare lays out Sea of Thieves update plans
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Rare lays out Sea of Thieves update plans
New enemies, new mechanics, a new location.