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Reports suggest Microsoft to release new Xbox at E3

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Reports suggest Microsoft to release new Xbox at E3

Multiple reports suggest that Microsoft will release new Xbox One hardware at the 2016 E3 Expo, though it is unclear what form it will take.

Paul Thurrot's site, a strong source for Microsoft information, reported that the company will release a new controller (distinct from the Elite controller, pictured) as well as a "much bigger" announcement.

An FCC filing appeared earlier on in the month for a wireless chip to feature in a new Microsoft console using the same safety manual as the original Xbox One, whose NDA was set to expire just after E3.

Additionally, a supposed leak from a Chinese production company indicated an "Xbox One second generation" console was in the works.

Whether an updated Xbox One would represent improved hardware, akin to the rumoured PlayStation 4.5, is unclear.

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Oscar winner Alicia Vikander cast in Tomb Raider film reboot

Oscar winner Alicia Vikander cast in Tomb Raider film reboot

Swedish actress Alicia Vikander will play Lara Croft in the new film adaptation of Tomb Raider, the Hollywood Reporter says.

She will portray "a young and untested Croft fighting to survive her first adventure," says the Hollywood Reporter, much like the Croft featured in the recent video game reboot.

Vikander won an Academy Award for her performance in last year's period drama The Danish Girl, and also appeared in the Oscar-winning sci-fi thriller Ex Machina.

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Watch gameplay footage from cancelled 1666: Amsterdam

Watch gameplay footage from cancelled 1666: Amsterdam

Footage has emerged from an early build of 1666: Amsterdam, the cancelled game from former Assassin’s Creed creative director Patrice Desilets.

Captured by journalist Brandon Sheffield, the footage was shown at a presentation in Europe two years ago.

It shows a windmill-laden and very Assassin's-y Amsterdam, and a player character who can possess animals and perform other magic.

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Bethesda is testing its own game launch client – rumour

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Bethesda is testing its own game launch client – rumour

It seems Bethesda is looking to release its own game launcher client.

According to screenshots provided by NeoGAF user Nirolak, the launcher was being alpha tested when they were taken.

One screen shows a “redeem code” button and a creation kit download for Fallout 4, and it all looks like the real deal.

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Street Fighter V crowd member mimes blowjob

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Street Fighter V crowd member mimes blowjob

A few sharp-eyed gamers have spotted some unusual activity going on in the background of Guile’s air force base Street Fighter V stage.

There’s no delicate way to put this, so I’ll just say it: a short-skirted woman back there appears to be miming a blowjob every now and then.

It isn’t clear whether this is an attempt to throw off the fighters, or simply a motion she makes because she hasn’t yet figured out to yawn properly, but whatever the case, it’s an amusing animation – the sort of thing you'd often see in '80s brawlers like Crime Fighters.

The real tragedy is the dude she is leaning on is too caught up in the fight to even notice her actions. Is this a cry for help from a neglected girlfriend? Is she soliciting? Perhaps the dev team simply forgot to properly render the Popsicle she is eating?

Or, is she giving the player a signal that will allow them to knock an opponent out with one punch in the way that one guy does in Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!?

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You can now co-op your way through demanding ARPG Hyper Light Drifter

You can now co-op your way through demanding ARPG Hyper Light Drifter

Hyper Light Drifter has been extremely well-received, but its toughness is off-putting to some.

However, developer Heart Machine has just added local co-op to the game, so at least now you can die alongside a friend.

"This was a mode we had cut months before we shipped due to time constraints, but have since gone back to because it's a lot of fun and felt worthwhile to take the time to complete," said the game’s creator Alex Preston in a post on Steam.

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Ex-Bungie dev unveils Twilight Zone-style thriller Asemblance

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Ex-Bungie dev unveils Twilight Zone-style thriller Asemblance

Fans of trippy television shows like The Twilight Zone, The X-Files and Black Mirror may wish to keep an eye out for first-person psychological thriller Asemblance.

The game's first episode is coming to PC and PS4 next month, and former Bungie designer Niles Sankey – who served as its creative director – isn’t hiding its influences.

“We’ve also found inspiration in games like P.T. and The Stanley Parable – experiences that allow players to explore different theories and ultimately engage one another to learn the truth,” he said on PS Blog.

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Rainbow Six: Siege security flaw allows cheats, DDoS attacks – report

Rainbow Six: Siege security flaw allows cheats, DDoS attacks – report

A security flaw in competitive FPS Rainbow Six: Siege is leaving players vulnerable to distributed denial of service attacks and enabling cheaters to prosper, according to several reports on Reddit.

The problem appears to be related to the game’s use of peer-to-peer connections for its voice comms. During the games beta last year, some players realised that thanks to the comms setup, using widely-available tools (like those detailed in this video), they could reveal the IP addresses of everyone in the current match.

This being the Internet, some then used this information to execute DDoS attacks on opposition players, disabling their connections. Others used it to win ranked matches (also here, here, and here).

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Dark Souls creator already working on new IP

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Dark Souls creator already working on new IP

From Software is already working on a new IP to follow its hit Souls series, according to a new interview.

Speaking with Chinese outlet GGN Gamer (and translated roughly), company president and Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki said that "there's absolutely no plan right now for any sequels, spin-offs or tie-ins."

"I think it's time we take a step to a new direction," said Miyazaki; "development of a new IP has already begun."

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Former Titanfall coder: The Division may need total netcode rewrite

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Former Titanfall coder: The Division may need total netcode rewrite

A veteran video game network coder says The Division may need a "complete rewrite" to fix its ongoing cheating problem.

In a post on his blog, former Respawn and Sony programmer Glenn Fiedler, who has specialised in network coding, outlined base-level problems that could explain the issues the game has faced.

Although some glitches are "things the QA department should have probably picked up," and can be fixed, Fiedler found evidence of a more fundamental problem that he described as "super bad news."

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Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing coming to mobile

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Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing coming to mobile

Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing will form the basis of Nintendo's next two mobile apps, the company has confirmed.

Both will be "pure game applications," especially compared to the company's graphical social app Miitomo.

Fire Emblem will occupy the same strategy-RPG genre as its big siblings, but will be "more accessible" for the mobile market.

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Forza comes to PC next week, minus wheel support

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Forza comes to PC next week, minus wheel support

The Forza Motorsport series will make its PC debut on May 5 when Forza Motorsport 6: Apex goes into open beta.

Apex runs on Windows 10 machines with at least a 3.7Ghz i3 processor and 2GB of VRAM, but beefier systems will be able to run the game at a 4K resolution.

However, it is tied to Microsoft’s maligned Universal Windows Platform, and will launch without wheel support or other features PC gamers have come to expect.

“Turn 10 is busy working to ensure that Apex delivers the kind of wheel support, performance, and features that racing fans expect from a range of available hardware,” said Xbox.

“We also plan to support additional features that we know are important to PC gamers, such as the ability to disable VSync and an in-app frame rate counter.”

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Oscar winner Alicia Vikander cast in Tomb Raider film reboot
Oscar winner Alicia Vikander cast in Tomb Raider film reboot
NEWS Replacing Oscar winner Angelina Jolie.
Watch gameplay footage from cancelled 1666: Amsterdam
Watch gameplay footage from cancelled 1666: Amsterdam
NEWS Black magic in the Dutch capital.
Bethesda is testing its own game launch client – rumour
Bethesda is testing its own game launch client – rumour
NEWS A smart business move.
1
Reports suggest Microsoft to release new Xbox at E3
Reports suggest Microsoft to release new Xbox at E3
NEWS But not Xbox One-point-five.
3
Street Fighter V crowd member mimes blowjob
Street Fighter V crowd member mimes blowjob
NEWS Journalism!
PC, PS4
4
You can now co-op your way through demanding ARPG Hyper Light Drifter
You can now co-op your way through demanding ARPG Hyper Light Drifter
NEWS Drifting buddies.
Ex-Bungie dev unveils Twilight Zone-style thriller Asemblance
Ex-Bungie dev unveils Twilight Zone-style thriller Asemblance
NEWS What do you remember?
3
Forza comes to PC next week, minus wheel support
Forza comes to PC next week, minus wheel support
NEWS No VSync options yet either.
7
Rainbow Six: Siege security flaw allows cheats, DDoS attacks – report
Rainbow Six: Siege security flaw allows cheats, DDoS attacks – report
NEWS P2P voice comms blamed.
PC, XO, PS4
Action: Third-Person
Former Titanfall coder: The Division may need total netcode rewrite
Former Titanfall coder: The Division may need total netcode rewrite
NEWS Uh oh.
PC, XO, PS4
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Dark Souls creator already working on new IP
Dark Souls creator already working on new IP
NEWS Prepare to develop.
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Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing coming to mobile
Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing coming to mobile
NEWS Crossing platforms.
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Early Uncharted 4 copies stolen in "violent assault"
Early Uncharted 4 copies stolen in "violent assault"
NEWS Thief's end unclear.
PS4
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You can now play Minecraft on Samsung's Gear VR
You can now play Minecraft on Samsung's Gear VR
NEWS Tweaked for comfort.
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Nintendo NX to launch with new Zelda in March 2017
Nintendo NX to launch with new Zelda in March 2017
NEWS Nintendo knuckles down.
3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is getting a remaster – rumour
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is getting a remaster – rumour
NEWS The pre-robot era.
PC, 360, PS3, DS
Action: First-Person
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PewDiePie confronts the "stupid shit" he used to say
PewDiePie confronts the "stupid shit" he used to say
NEWS "I've grown past it."
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Blizzard considers classic WoW servers after Nostalrius shutdown
Blizzard considers classic WoW servers after Nostalrius shutdown
NEWS Mmm, vanilla.
PC
RPG: MMO
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Patrice Désilets reclaims 1666: Amsterdam from Ubisoft
Patrice Désilets reclaims 1666: Amsterdam from Ubisoft
NEWS Zegepraal!
Uncharted 4 hits eBay as retailers drop early copies
Uncharted 4 hits eBay as retailers drop early copies
NEWS Watch out for spoilers.
PS4
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Call of Duty 2016 could be called Infinite Warfare
Call of Duty 2016 could be called Infinite Warfare
NEWS Buzz Lightyear unconfirmed.
Blizzard removes Hearthstone's oft-sarcastic "sorry" emote
Blizzard removes Hearthstone's oft-sarcastic "sorry" emote
NEWS Sorry not sorry.
PC, Mac, iOS, Android
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Here's our first look at Outlast II in action
Here's our first look at Outlast II in action
NEWS 10 minutes of creepiness.
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ESL gives YouPorn-sponsored e-sports team the shaft
ESL gives YouPorn-sponsored e-sports team the shaft
NEWS RIP Team YP?
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Borderlands 3 will be Gearbox Software's next game
Borderlands 3 will be Gearbox Software's next game
NEWS I am Handsome Jack's lack of surprise.
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John Romero's new FPS hits Kickstarter, mixes old & new
John Romero's new FPS hits Kickstarter, mixes old & new
NEWS Enter the Blackroom.
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AMD hints at new console hardware coming in 2016/17
AMD hints at new console hardware coming in 2016/17
NEWS PS4 Neo plus two more.
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Kiwi party brawler Swordy hits Steam Greenlight
Kiwi party brawler Swordy hits Steam Greenlight
NEWS Newtonian good times.
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Alpha signups now open for CliffyB's LawBreakers
Alpha signups now open for CliffyB's LawBreakers
NEWS To hell with gravity.
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Weird-ass Aussie body horror wrestling game launches May
Weird-ass Aussie body horror wrestling game launches May
NEWS Oh yes.