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Blizzard announces StarCraft and Brood War remaster

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Blizzard announces StarCraft and Brood War remaster

Blizzard is remastering classic RTS StarCraft and its expansion, Brood War.

According to Blizzard, StarCraft: Remastered will offer a full graphical overhaul of the original StarCraft, while preserving the gameplay of the original, creating an experience that will feel identical for veteran players.

It will support widescreens and resolutions of up to 4K, and will feature new illustrations to enhance the campaign's storytelling, advanced matchmaking, full connectivity to Blizzard’s gaming network for social features and updates, and support for more languages.

Cloud saves will be available for the game's campaign, custom maps, replays, and keybinds.

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Vita finally gets Souls-like RPG Salt and Sanctuary

Vita finally gets Souls-like RPG Salt and Sanctuary

Souls-inspired 2D action RPG Salt and Sanctuary is finally coming to Vita this week.

The acclaimed title released on PlayStation 4 in March 2016, and on Windows in May 2016.

A Vita version was expected around the time as the game's PS4 release, but as Ska Studios' James Silva explains on PS Blog, the two-person company was overambitious with its timeline.

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Super Mario Run misses sales target, Ninty teases "a big E3"

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Super Mario Run misses sales target, Ninty teases "a big E3"

Nintendo's first major foray into mobile phone gaming, Super Mario Run, has failed to meet sales expectations.

In an interview with Nikkei (via Polygon), Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima said that although the game was profitable, it didn’t hit sales targets.

Super Mario Run was released for iOS devices in December, when its US$10 price point and always-online requirement caused a stir.

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Outlast 2 modified for AU release, untouched in NZ

Outlast 2 modified for AU release, untouched in NZ

Australia is getting a censored version of Outlast 2 after all.

Last week the game was refused classification (i.e. banned) by the Australian Classification Board thanks in part to a scene of implied sexual violence. However, a review by the board saw the survival horror title pick up a rating of R18+.

"There will be only one version of Outlast 2 available worldwide", Red Barrels told Press Start at the time, suggesting that the game was to be released unchanged.

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The Witcher author turned down game royalties

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The Witcher author turned down game royalties

The author of the Witcher books gets nothing from sales of the games, but only has himself to blame.

In an interview with Eurogamer, Andrzej Sapkowski revealed that he gave CD Projekt the rights to The Witcher for a lump sum rather than royalties because he didn't believe the now-famous studio was up to much.

"I was stupid enough to sell them rights to the whole bunch," said Sapkowski.

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WWII FPS Day of Infamy leaves Steam Early Access today

WWII FPS Day of Infamy leaves Steam Early Access today

The next shooter from Insurgency developer New World leaves Steam Early Access today.

World War II FPS Day of Infamy started in late 2015 as a mod for Insurgency, but quickly became its own thing.

It features eight player co-op across three game modes and two difficulty levels, but its main courses are its 24 and 32 player competitive multiplayer modes, which span wave-based, single-life, and objective-reinforcement game types.

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Former lead animator on Mass Effect explains Andromeda's janky animations

Former lead animator on Mass Effect explains Andromeda's janky animations

The lead animator on Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 has shared his thoughts on why parts of Mass Effect: Andromeda have such dodgy animation.

Jonathan Cooper, now in animation at Naughty Dog, said it was likely BioWare simply ran out of time to animate everything properly.

However, before he got into his theories on the game's development, he joined BioWare in scolding those who hurled abuse at the woman they believed was responsible for Andromeda's bung animations (she wasn't).

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Outlast 2 will be released in Australia after all

Outlast 2 will be released in Australia after all

Outlast 2 will get a release in Australia after all.

Last week the game was refused classification (i.e. banned) by the Australian Classification Board thanks in part to a scene of implied sexual violence.

In its decision, the Classification Board report noted that "without the depiction of implied sexual violence ", Outlast 2 would be eligible for a R18+ rating.

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Rumour: Destiny 2 is coming September 8, PC included

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Rumour: Destiny 2 is coming September 8, PC included

It looks like Destiny 2 is coming on September 8.

PlayStation 4 players will get beta access before other platforms – in June according to Eurogamer.

All the above information comes via leaked retail posters that Italian website Lega Network got its hands on.