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WB delays remastered Arkham games indefinitely

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WB delays remastered Arkham games indefinitely

The recently-announced Batman: Return to Arkham collection has been delayed indefinitely, according to WB Games staffer Steve Grayson.

Posting on the WB Games forum, Grayson said the decision was made "after reviewing the progress of the project."

Echoing numerous delay statements from other developers, Grayson said the delay was intended "to give the team at [porting house] Virtuos Games additional time to deliver a polished Batman Arkham game experience."

"We do not have a release date yet and will be sure to communicate that once we are sure the game will be ready," he added.

Originally set for a July 26 release, Return to Arkham packages together remastered Unreal Engine 4 versions of Rocksteady's critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, as well as all related DLC.

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Prison Architect makes a break for consoles

Prison Architect makes a break for consoles

Prison Architect is coming to console, after escaping onto PC in October last year.

In Prison Architect, players build and manage their own maximum security prison built to hold the most hardened of criminals. The console editions include a fully‐fledged story mode and sandbox mode with entirely new in‐game community features allowing players to build, maintain and share their maximum security prisons.

Console editions will include a unique Prison Warden Mode, which will allow players to take control of a pre-built prison. Console players will also be able to to share prisons online, and try governing prisons that have been uploaded by others thanks to a new feature, World of Wardens.

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Brexit trumps Donald as Plague Inc's worst disease

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Brexit trumps Donald as Plague Inc's worst disease

Brexit is now the top disease name in Plague Inc., according to developer Ndemic Creations.

Ndemic's infection simulator allows players to choose custom names for the diseases they unleash onto the world.

The player community's previous most-virulent disease, Donald Trump, now comes in second, just above Death.

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Ghostbusters cross VR and haunted house streams

Ghostbusters cross VR and haunted house streams

A new Ghostbusters "hyper-reality" attraction in New York promises to push the boundaries of virtual reality.

Produced by VR firm The Void, Ghostbusters: Dimension puts players in the role of Ghostbusters as they move through a haunted apartment complex, shooting and trapping ghosts along the way.

Using wireless, backpack-mounted PCs, VR headsets, and guns, players move freely through a large, multi-room space, their movements tracked by cameras operating similarly to Hollywood motion capture systems.

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July PlayStation Plus games include two brand-new titles

July PlayStation Plus games include two brand-new titles

PlayStation Plus subscribers will get access to two brand-new games in the July salvo of free games on the service.

In addition to previously-released Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell, the service will provide access to brand-new action game Furi and a Starter Pack for Epic Studios' MOBA-like Paragon.

Revealed last year, Furi is an indie action title focused entirely on boss fights.

Developer The Game Bakers may be looking for a "PS+ bump" similar to that received by Rocket League when it launched on the service last year.

The comparatively well-publicised AAA title Paragon, on the other hand, is a third-person MOBA built in Unreal Engine 4, and will be seeking to build a player base in advance of its open beta.

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Nintendo is keeping the NX secret to avoid copycats

Nintendo is keeping the NX secret to avoid copycats

Nintendo's lack of communication on its upcoming NX console is due to copycat concerns, according to Super Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto.

At E3 2016, Miyamoto told the Associated Press that "in terms of NX, there's an idea that we're working on...that's why we can't share anything at this point."

Pressed as to how Nintendo felt about upcoming console offerings from Sony and Microsoft, Miyamoto stressed that the company was not merely upgrading its system specs.

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Godus development said to be winding down at 22cans

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Godus development said to be winding down at 22cans

22cans has apparently left god-game Godus behind, choosing to work on mobile game The Trail instead, according to sources at Eurogamer.

In addition to reported staff reassignments, lead Godus designer Konrad Naszynski's contract was not renewed when it expired earlier this year.

CEO Simon Phillips denied that development had ceased, telling Eurogamer that "Godus is an ongoing project, on both PC and mobile."

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System Shock remaster now a reboot, Kickstarter, and demo

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System Shock remaster now a reboot, Kickstarter, and demo

NightDive's System Shock Remastered has been upgraded from a remaster to a reboot, with a demo and Kickstarter campaign live now.

Now simply titled System Shock, the game is being described by NightDive's Stephen Kick as "a full-fledged reboot of a classic game into something new."

The studio's Kickstarter campaign is seeking US$900,000 to bring the game to completion, with stretch goals currently revealed up to US$1.9 million.

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Max: Curse of the Brotherhood devs announce construction game Pioneers

Max: Curse of the Brotherhood devs announce construction game Pioneers

The founders of defunct Max: Curse of the Brotherhood studio Press Play have formed a new studio and are working on a new title called Pioneers.

Pioneers will be a physics-based construction game for the PC that allows players to build complex machines out of simple blocks.

The new studio, Lightbulb, is based in Copenhagen and was formed by Ole Teglbjærg, Rune Dittmer, and Mikkel Thorsted who have been making games together for more than a decade.

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PlayStation pulls the plug on Ustream broadcasts

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PlayStation pulls the plug on Ustream broadcasts

PlayStation support for Ustream is coming to an end on August 1.

Services allowing players to broadcast gameplay to Ustream or view Ustream broadcasts via Live from PlayStation will be removed from PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and the PlayStation app.

"We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your understanding," said Sony.

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No Man's Sky's composers take soundtrack on tour

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No Man's Sky's composers take soundtrack on tour

No Man's Sky composer 65daysofstatic has announced the first stage of a new world tour in support of the game's soundtrack.

The band has confirmed dates for the No Man's Sky Tour 2016 Part One on its official site.

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Overwatch tops League of Legends in Korean cafes

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Overwatch tops League of Legends in Korean cafes

League of Legends has been dethroned by Blizzard's Overwatch in South Korean internet cafes, according to Gametrics.

At time of publication, the website's weekly chart, which collates information from some 4,000 "PC bangs," showed Overwatch at 29.83% user share.

League of Legends, in second place with 27.75%, had previously held the top spot for 204 weeks – since August 2012 – in what is one of the world's biggest e-sports nations.

The news follows Blizzard's announcement that its FPS had reached 10 million players.

News Index


Prison Architect makes a break for consoles
Prison Architect makes a break for consoles
NEWS Time in solitary comes to a close.
Brexit trumps Donald as Plague Inc's worst disease
Brexit trumps Donald as Plague Inc's worst disease
NEWS Get busy curin'.
iOS, Android
Strategy: Life & Business Management
15
Ghostbusters cross VR and haunted house streams
Ghostbusters cross VR and haunted house streams
NEWS But you have to go to NYC.
WB delays remastered Arkham games indefinitely
WB delays remastered Arkham games indefinitely
NEWS Batmobile lost a wheel.
5
July PlayStation Plus games include two brand-new titles
July PlayStation Plus games include two brand-new titles
NEWS ...and a Saints Row.
Nintendo is keeping the NX secret to avoid copycats
Nintendo is keeping the NX secret to avoid copycats
NEWS Eyes on your own console.
Godus development said to be winding down at 22cans
Godus development said to be winding down at 22cans
NEWS Godus, deader than dead?
PC
Strategy: God Game
4
System Shock remaster now a reboot, Kickstarter, and demo
System Shock remaster now a reboot, Kickstarter, and demo
NEWS SHO' 'nuff.
11
PlayStation pulls the plug on Ustream broadcasts
PlayStation pulls the plug on Ustream broadcasts
NEWS Video star killed.
2
Max: Curse of the Brotherhood devs announce construction game Pioneers
Max: Curse of the Brotherhood devs announce construction game Pioneers
NEWS And a new studio.
No Man's Sky's composers take soundtrack on tour
No Man's Sky's composers take soundtrack on tour
NEWS Can you wave a lighter in outer space?
PC, PS4
1
Stasis developer announces free standalone spin-off
Stasis developer announces free standalone spin-off
NEWS With early access to Stasis backers.
2
Overwatch tops League of Legends in Korean cafes
Overwatch tops League of Legends in Korean cafes
NEWS A titan falls.
9
G2A concedes in fraud feud, but devs aren't buying it
G2A concedes in fraud feud, but devs aren't buying it
NEWS "Doesn’t solve the issue"
14
Saudi Arabian PSN gamer banned for using "offensive" real name
Saudi Arabian PSN gamer banned for using "offensive" real name
NEWS 7-year-old account lost.
16
Telltale's Batman game may conclude before 2016 does
Telltale's Batman game may conclude before 2016 does
NEWS Long knights ahead for devs.
11
Skyrim total conversion Enderal releasing next month
Skyrim total conversion Enderal releasing next month
NEWS A whole new world.
PC, 360, PS3
Adventure & RPG
7
Battleborn drops price as Overwatch continues to dominate
Battleborn drops price as Overwatch continues to dominate
NEWS 2K's Hero shooter gets ganked.
2
Mass Effect novels will bridge ME3 and Andromeda
Mass Effect novels will bridge ME3 and Andromeda
NEWS Fan questions will be answered.
360, PS3
Action: Third-Person
You can now play Half-Life and its expansions in Minecraft
You can now play Half-Life and its expansions in Minecraft
NEWS Time well spent while waiting for Half-Life 3.
Capcom talks all about what Resident Evil 7 isn't
Capcom talks all about what Resident Evil 7 isn't
NEWS Very helpful.
4
Microsoft to gradually shut down Xbox Fitness
Microsoft to gradually shut down Xbox Fitness
NEWS Kinect dies another death.
4
Oculus pulls about-face on Vive-blocking DRM
Oculus pulls about-face on Vive-blocking DRM
NEWS Eye'll be.
1
Whore of the Orient probably won't ever release – producer
Whore of the Orient probably won't ever release – producer
NEWS Shanghai and dry.
15
New Sonic game announced for series' 25th anniversary
New Sonic game announced for series' 25th anniversary
NEWS Hyper birthday.
3
Destiny to leave previous-gen consoles behind
Destiny to leave previous-gen consoles behind
NEWS Rise of Upgrades.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
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Brexit result threatens to destabilise UK games industry
Brexit result threatens to destabilise UK games industry
NEWS Unsound as a pound.
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Lawsuit accuses Valve of enabling illegal CS:GO gambling
Lawsuit accuses Valve of enabling illegal CS:GO gambling
NEWS Trading skins for skins.
PC, 360, PS3, Mac
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TinyBuild-G2A feud sees ultimatums from both sides
TinyBuild-G2A feud sees ultimatums from both sides
NEWS ...or else.
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Hi-Rez Expo to feature Smite World Champs, Paladins debut
Hi-Rez Expo to feature Smite World Champs, Paladins debut
NEWS More than $1m up for grabs.
PC, XO, PS4