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There might actually be some nuance in Call of Duty: WWII (but probably not)

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There might actually be some nuance in Call of Duty: WWII (but probably not)

Yesterday, Activision pulled back the curtain on Call of Duty: WWII, the next installment in the juggernaut franchise.

As expected, the game will be out on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 3. There will be a season pass.

Also as expected, it will feature the notorious D-Day Normandy beach battle and long-running co-op mode Nazi Zombies.

Activision is pitching the game as "an honest portrayal of World War II from the perspective of the famed 1st Infantry Division with an ensemble cast of global and diverse characters" that "captures the unforgettable heroism of the soldiers who fought together in a war that changed the world forever".

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Armello expansion adds vengeful otter and other adorable evil-doers

Armello expansion adds vengeful otter and other adorable evil-doers

The largest expansion (to date) for winning digital board game Armello is available from today, Melbourne-based indie League of Geeks has announced.

The Bandit Clan increases game's playable Clans to five and playable Heroes to 16.

It contains four Bandit Heroes, Bandit Dice and Ring, more than 50 unique quests, and an Amulet and Card Skin.

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No kangaroo in Tekken 7 because Bandai is worried about animal activists

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No kangaroo in Tekken 7 because Bandai is worried about animal activists

Boxing kangaroo Roger Jr isn't in Tekken 7 because Bandai Namco was worried about complaints from animal activists, Tekken executive producer Katsuhiro Harada says.

Speaking with VG24/7, Harada said, "There was a video of a man’s dog being headlocked by a kangaroo, and he punched it in the face.

"It turned into a big problem. People were complaining about him punching a kangaroo.

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Perth studio releases Symphony of the Machine, a tranquil VR puzzler

Perth studio releases Symphony of the Machine, a tranquil VR puzzler

Perth-based Stirfire Studios has released Symphony of the Machine, a VR puzzle game where players revitalise a post-apocalyptic world.

Pitched as a tranquil zen experience, Symphony of the Machine is centered around the scattered remnants of a lost civilisation and an enigmatic tower. There, players can influence the weather by bending, splitting or filtering light emanating from an arcane device.

Only with the correct mixture of precipitation, sunlight, wind and other effects can fauna atop the tower and the planet as a whole be restored and spring to life once more.

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Autistic man behind attacks on Minecraft, Xbox Live and TeamSpeak jailed for two years

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Autistic man behind attacks on Minecraft, Xbox Live and TeamSpeak jailed for two years

The man behind a program used to attack services including Minecraft servers, Xbox Live and TeamSpeak has been jailed for two years.

As reported by The Guardian, Adam Mudd was 16 when he created the Titanium Stresser program, which he used to carry out 594 distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against 181 IP addresses between December 2013 and March 2015.

Mudd also sold the program, earning more than £386,000 in US dollars and bitcoins.

It is believed Titanium Stresser was used in more than 1.7m attacks on websites and services worldwide.

One target was MMO RuneScape, which was attacked 25,000 times, costing developer Jagex £6m in defence and £184,000 in revenue.

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X-COM creator Julian Gollop is crowdfunding a mutant spiritual successor

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X-COM creator Julian Gollop is crowdfunding a mutant spiritual successor

X-COM creator Julian Gollop has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a spiritual successor called Phoenix Point.

According to its crowdfunding campaign, Phoenix Point features turn-based tactics and world based strategy in a fight against a terrifying alien menace that transforms seas and invades land via an airborne microbial mist.

It will contain large-scale monsters, warring human factions, and an action system that lifts from both the original X-COM and the Firaxis reboot.

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PikPok unveils Dungeon, Inc., a F2P clicker with raid elements

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PikPok unveils Dungeon, Inc., a F2P clicker with raid elements

Wellington studio PikPok has announced its latest mobile title, Dungeon, Inc., with a trailer.

The game is a clicker with raiding elements that tasks you with maximizing a dungeon's profits by "any means necessary".

It's likely you'll want to expand into new environments and recruit mischievous monsters, which defend your dungeon from Tax Knights and rival managers.

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BenQ unveils 31.5 inch curved monitor with Freesync

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BenQ unveils 31.5 inch curved monitor with Freesync

BenQ is proud to announce the EX3200R curved monitor. The EX3200R uses a 31.5” VA panel, giving users deeper blacks and an impressive colour gamut, and with an 1800R curvature, provides a more immersive experience for all forms of entertainment.

The BenQ EX3200R curved display caters to movie enthusiasts and gamers seeking an immersive gaming experience. Cinema Mode on the EX3200R automatically fine-tunes the colour settings in video footage, delivering vibrant, lifelike visuals on the screen. With the EX3200R’s Video Format Support, users can adjust the video format support at 1080p between 24, 25 and 30 frames per second to truly display the video content as the director intended, and without distorting playback of the source video.

With the BenQ EX3200R sporting a high 144Hz refresh rate, combined with the impressive colour gamut of the VA panel, users can seamlessly enjoy movies and games in great detail. The BenQ EX3200R comes with AMD Freesync technology to reduce image tearing and choppiness for effortlessly smooth gameplay.

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A phone number will soon be mandatory for ranked Dota 2

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A phone number will soon be mandatory for ranked Dota 2

Valve is attempting to improve matchmaking in Dota 2 by requiring all those playing ranked matches to register a unique phone number against their account.

Online services that provide phone numbers will not be allowed, and if a phone number is removed from an account, it cannot be added to another for three months.

Valve hopes the phone number requirement will reduce the prevalence of account smurfing, wherein players use a secondary account to play against opponents of a lower skill level.

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Blank Esports beats all comers in Overwatch Pacific Champs

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Blank Esports beats all comers in Overwatch Pacific Champs

Blank Esports has now beaten every other team in the Overwatch Pacific Championships.

The Australian side remained top of the table after the weekend's action, thanks to wins over Japan's SunSister and Hong Kong Attitude.

The former game was an easy sweep for Blank, but mid-table Hong Kong Attitude pushed the Aussies to a tie-breaking fifth game before succumbing 3-2.

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Call of Duty: WWII confirmed, unveiling this Thursday

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Call of Duty: WWII confirmed, unveiling this Thursday

The next Call of Duty title is set during World War II, publisher Activision has confirmed.

Developer Sledgehammer Games will unveil the game, titled Call of Duty: WWII, via a livestream on the official CoD site on Wednesday at 10am Pacific Standard Time (April 27 at 5am NZT / 3am AEST).

The game will release in November.

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Scandalous FMV title Night Trap is getting a remaster

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Scandalous FMV title Night Trap is getting a remaster

For some reason, infamous 1992 full-motion video game Night Trap is getting a 25th anniversary re-release.

Night Trap tells the story of five teenage girls spending the weekend at the Martin home. As a member of the Special Control Attack Team, your job is to monitor the home and protect the girls using an intricate system of cameras and traps as it is being invaded by vampires.

The original game was released soon after the debut of the CD-ROM, and like most full-motion video games, it's pretty terrible.

It did, however, cause quite the stir thanks to some "mature" content (laughable by today's standards), which saw it temporarily pulled from shelves.

It was also brought up as part of the 1993 hearings on violent video games at the United States Senate, which led to the creation of America's Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).

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Armello expansion adds vengeful otter and other adorable evil-doers
Armello expansion adds vengeful otter and other adorable evil-doers
NEWS Out now on PC, coming soon to console.
No kangaroo in Tekken 7 because Bandai is worried about animal activists
No kangaroo in Tekken 7 because Bandai is worried about animal activists
NEWS Seems legit.
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There might actually be some nuance in Call of Duty: WWII (but probably not)
There might actually be some nuance in Call of Duty: WWII (but probably not)
NEWS "We didn’t want to portray people purely as monsters."
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Perth studio releases Symphony of the Machine, a tranquil VR puzzler
Perth studio releases Symphony of the Machine, a tranquil VR puzzler
NEWS Strap in, zen out.
X-COM creator Julian Gollop is crowdfunding a mutant spiritual successor
X-COM creator Julian Gollop is crowdfunding a mutant spiritual successor
NEWS Beware the microbial mist.
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Autistic man behind attacks on Minecraft, Xbox Live and TeamSpeak jailed for two years
Autistic man behind attacks on Minecraft, Xbox Live and TeamSpeak jailed for two years
NEWS Made £386k selling malicious software.
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PikPok unveils Dungeon, Inc., a F2P clicker with raid elements
PikPok unveils Dungeon, Inc., a F2P clicker with raid elements
NEWS Click 'n' grief.
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Scandalous FMV title Night Trap is getting a remaster
Scandalous FMV title Night Trap is getting a remaster
NEWS 25 years after controversial debut.
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BenQ unveils 31.5 inch curved monitor with Freesync
BenQ unveils 31.5 inch curved monitor with Freesync
SPONSORED 144Hz flicker-free.
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Blank Esports beats all comers in Overwatch Pacific Champs
Blank Esports beats all comers in Overwatch Pacific Champs
NEWS Undefeated in first round robin.
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A phone number will soon be mandatory for ranked Dota 2
A phone number will soon be mandatory for ranked Dota 2
NEWS Valve battles smurf accounts.
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Call of Duty: WWII confirmed, unveiling this Thursday
Call of Duty: WWII confirmed, unveiling this Thursday
NEWS Co-op mode rumoured.
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Smite and Rocket League added to IEM Sydney
Smite and Rocket League added to IEM Sydney
NEWS Smite OPL Split 2 to debut.
Assassin's Creed creator details his next game, Ancestors
Assassin's Creed creator details his next game, Ancestors
NEWS Going ape.
Bandai Namco unveils Code Vein, an action RPG about draining blood
Bandai Namco unveils Code Vein, an action RPG about draining blood
NEWS Anime Soulsborne?
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Play by Play games festival brings game expo, workshops, and awards back to Wellington
Play by Play games festival brings game expo, workshops, and awards back to Wellington
NEWS Get along.
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Kiwi teen releases first-person platformer Jumps on Steam
Kiwi teen releases first-person platformer Jumps on Steam
NEWS Sets sights on game dev career.
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NES Classic canned because SNES Mini is coming – report
NES Classic canned because SNES Mini is coming – report
NEWS A link to the past.
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Aussies Blank Esports take lead in Overwatch Pacific Championships
Aussies Blank Esports take lead in Overwatch Pacific Championships
NEWS Looking dominant so far.
Esports to be a medal event at the 2022 Asian Games
Esports to be a medal event at the 2022 Asian Games
NEWS One step closer to the Olympics.
Driverless car AI is being trained in Grand Theft Auto 5
Driverless car AI is being trained in Grand Theft Auto 5
NEWS Still won't survive Auckland traffic.
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Switch and Breath of the Wild break Nintendo sales records
Switch and Breath of the Wild break Nintendo sales records
NEWS Flying off the shelves.
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Star Wars: Battlefront II won't have a Season Pass, unless it does – EA
Star Wars: Battlefront II won't have a Season Pass, unless it does – EA
NEWS Mixed messages.
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Dire Wolves dispatch Legacy to claim LoL OPL 2017 Split 1
Dire Wolves dispatch Legacy to claim LoL OPL 2017 Split 1
NEWS Qualify for Mid-Season Invitational.
Star Wars Battlefront II is the story of an Empire commander
Star Wars Battlefront II is the story of an Empire commander
NEWS It's good to be bad.
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Here are the dorks representing us at the Hearthstone Global Games
Here are the dorks representing us at the Hearthstone Global Games
NEWS Best of luck, goobers!
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Splatoon 2 is out on my birthday, and other Ninty news
Splatoon 2 is out on my birthday, and other Ninty news
NEWS MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Scorpio won't get a dedicated VR headset
Scorpio won't get a dedicated VR headset
NEWS Too early to commit.
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Xbox is looking to PC for another feature: ongoing backwards compatibility
Xbox is looking to PC for another feature: ongoing backwards compatibility
NEWS Smart move.
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Game refunds are coming to Xbox and Windows 10
Game refunds are coming to Xbox and Windows 10
NEWS Nice!
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