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Microsoft and Nintendo fire shots at Sony

Microsoft and Nintendo fire shots at Sony

With the latest update for Minecraft on Nintendo Switch, the game has introduced cross-play with PC, mobile, and Xbox. The social media teams at Nintendo and Microsoft are clearly having a field day with this news at the expense of Sony.

It all started this morning with a cute tweet from Nintendo asking the Xbox account if they "want to build something together?". Microsoft replied with "Our bodies are ready", a nice little nod to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime saying "My body is ready" during a Nintendo E3 presentation a few years back.

Right now, cross-play is available for games like Fornite & Rocket League, while Sony is the only platform that refuses to play with others. They're basically that one kid at school who thinks he's just too cool to join with the rest of us.

This new series of jabs by Nintendo and Micorsoft is clearly taking advantage the recent frustration already amassing among PS4 gamers at the ridiculous account locking on Sony's platform.

At this stage Sony have been irritatingly coy when discussing the lack of console cross-play. Just this week, the ex-head of Sony Online Entertainment said "When I was at Sony, the stated reason internally for this was money. They didn’t like someone buying something on an Xbox and it being used on a Playstation. simple as that. dumb reason, but there it is."

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FromSoftware's Sekiro will be harder than Dark Souls

FromSoftware's Sekiro will be harder than Dark Souls

After the reveal that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice would feature a resurrection system, some fans have voiced concern that FromSoftware's latest title would be much easier than its predecessors.

Those fans can now rest easy, as the studio has confirmed that Sekiro could well be harder than any Bloodborne orDark Souls games.

In an interview with Gamespot, FromSoftware president and Sekiro director Hidetaka Miyazaki stated the game is "probably even more challenging than previous From games."

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Quake Champions free early-access offer extended

Quake Champions free early-access offer extended

Those yet to play Quake Champions in early-access should do so now.

Until June 25th, players can download the hero arena shooter from Steam's Early Access program for free.

The offer was announced during Bethesda's E3 Press Conference last week, but due to a strong response, developer id Software has extended the free period another week.

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World of Warships: Legends is coming to consoles

World of Warships: Legends is coming to consoles

Wargaming Studios, the developers of the hugely popular World of Tanks has just announced that World of Warships is coming to consoles.

World of Warships: Legends will see players taking to the high seas on Playstation 4 and Xbox One and is set to "bring the ultimate naval combat experience, never seen on consloe before".

Developed by the fine folks at Wargaming St. Petersburg, the team in charge of World of Warships PC, World of Warships: Legends provides a fresh take on naval warfare by taking advantage of the power and capabilities of the most popular modern consoles. In addition to thrilling, immersive battles with the most iconic warships from maritime history, the naval MMO will also contain content and features exclusive to console users.

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Fortnite Update 4.4 adds stink bomb and more

Fortnite Update 4.4 adds stink bomb and more

It's another week and a new Fortnite patch has arrived in the form of update 4.4, which adds the very unusual Stink Bomb item and more to the insanely popular Battle Royale mode. The patch is now live on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile.

The Stink Bomb is a new grenade type item that "creates a stinky cloud that deals five damage every half-second within the cloud" for a duration of nine seconds. You'll only find the Stink Bomb in Epic rarity chests, Vending Machines, and in floor loot so keep your eyes peeled for that telling golden glow while scavenging the map.

On top of the new item, Epic have also added a new limited-time mode, called "Final Fight: Teams of 20". This mode will see five teams of twenty players each drop into the map in a Final Fight variant of Battle Royale. In this mode the storm circle will stop closing after its third shift. After this a countdown will commence, and the team with the most players still standing at the end of the timer will take the win.

Fortnite has seen it's fair share of news this week with players up in arms about the lack of console cross-play available to players on PS4. This combined with Sony players not being able to transfer their account to any other console seems like a huge snafu and is sure to make new players apprehensive about committing to the PS4 version of the game.

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World of Tanks celebrates World Cup with Soccer Mode

World of Tanks celebrates World Cup with Soccer Mode

The crazy folks at Wargaming Studios have gone football mad and brought back the insanely fun Soccer Mode and new tanks with special abilities to their smash hit online warfare title World of Tanks.

While a normal match in World of Tanks sees players employing strategy and cunning to out-smart and out-gun their opponents, Soccer Mode throws combatants from the battlefield onto a soccer pitch and ups the ante by adding a huge over-sized soccer ball for tanks to fight for control and try to shoot into the oppositions goal.

Matches see two teams of three players fight on the field where only special maps and tanks are used. A winner is announced at the end of seven minutes of if a team scores three goals, whichever comes first.

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PlayStation E3 2018 Show Highlights

PlayStation E3 2018 Show Highlights

To close out E3 2018's Press Conferences, Sony decided on a less-conventional format, with no big first-party reveals, instead previewing extended gameplay of its major upcoming releases.

Early into the conference, Sony Worldwide Studios President, Shawn Layden advised that people shouldn't be "expecting to have some big flashy new idea come out, or some big surprise... this year we really wanted to take people deep into the content of our four big pillar games that we're working on."

The show opened with The Last of Us composer, Gustavo Santaolalla performing a live rendition of the game's soundtrack in an intimate town hall setting.

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Bethesda E3 2018 Show Highlights

Bethesda E3 2018 Show Highlights

Bethesda took to the stage at its E3 Press Conference today with a strong list of announcements, and more than a few cringe-worthy moments.

Senior VP Pete Hines opened the show with a celebration of the company's diverse range of developers.

Hines made light of the recent leaks from Walmart Canada, noting that the store was "best known for their low prices and ability to keep a secret" as he introduced Rage 2 with a performance from Andrew WK.

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Xbox E3 2018 Show Highlights

Xbox E3 2018 Show Highlights

Microsoft's 2018 E3 press conference saw an absolute tsunami of new game reveals and news from the company, including new acquisitions, Game Pass additions and more.

By the end of the conference, the company had showcased 52 games on stage, including 18 "console launch" exclusives and 15 world premieres.

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Todd Howard confirms Fallout 76 as online survival game

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Todd Howard confirms Fallout 76 as online survival game

Fresh from his Microsoft visit this morning, Bethesda Game Studios Director, Todd Howard took to the stage to talk Fallout 76, announcing that the title would be an shared online world.

"We've always wanted to tell the story of what it was like for you and other characters to be the first to leave the vault," said Howard "but there's one big difference with this game, and it's that each of those people is a real person because Fallout 76 is entirely online."

Noted earlier that day at Microsoft's press conference, the game will take place in a world four times the size of Fallout 4 and will feature all new lighting, rendering, and landscape technology that will allow for 16x the detail.

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Just Cause 4 confirmed on Steam

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Just Cause 4 confirmed on Steam

Thanks to a lovely little faux pas on Steam's end, it looks like Just Cause 4 is definitely on the way. With the game appearing in the massive Walmart leak of 2018, we already suspected that we would see more during E3 this year. The new leak on Steam all bit confirms we'll definitely be seeing Rico in action next week.

The folks over at Kotaku were the first to spot this happy accident. Clicking on the add loops the user back to the steam home page, so no other details about the game are available yet.

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Ubisoft E3 2018 Show Highlights

Ubisoft E3 2018 Show Highlights

It was Ubisoft's turn to take the stage at E3 2018, with a number of flashy trailers and walkthroughs, but very few new game announcements.

After the obligatory musical performance for Just Dance 2019, the show kicked off with a new trailer for Beyond Good & Evil 2.

A new partnership with HitRECord was announced, inviting artists around the world to contribute artwork, music and story ideas.

While it was overlooked at the conference, HitRECord's founder Joseph Gordon-Levitt has since clarified that all contributors will be paid.

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FromSoftware's Sekiro will be harder than Dark Souls
FromSoftware's Sekiro will be harder than Dark Souls
NEWS Prepare to die (twice)
Microsoft and Nintendo fire shots at Sony
Microsoft and Nintendo fire shots at Sony
NEWS Circle, Square, Triangle and (NOT) Cross(play)
Quake Champions free early-access offer extended
Quake Champions free early-access offer extended
NEWS Get it free until June 25... or when it releases.
Fortnite Update 4.4 adds stink bomb and more
Fortnite Update 4.4 adds stink bomb and more
NEWS Clear a room the old fashioned way
World of Warships: Legends is coming to consoles
World of Warships: Legends is coming to consoles
NEWS Take to the sea and crush your mates
World of Tanks celebrates World Cup with Soccer Mode
World of Tanks celebrates World Cup with Soccer Mode
NEWS Super Slow Non-Acrobatic Diesel Powered Battle Tanks
PlayStation E3 2018 Show Highlights
PlayStation E3 2018 Show Highlights
NEWS Lots of deep dives & gameplay.
Ubisoft E3 2018 Show Highlights
Ubisoft E3 2018 Show Highlights
NEWS "We nailed it!"
Bethesda E3 2018 Show Highlights
Bethesda E3 2018 Show Highlights
NEWS Rock 'n' Roll, Demons, Nazis, & Nukes.
Todd Howard confirms Fallout 76 as online survival game
Todd Howard confirms Fallout 76 as online survival game
NEWS Get ready to nuke your friends.
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Xbox E3 2018 Show Highlights
Xbox E3 2018 Show Highlights
NEWS Halo, Gears, Forza and more.
Just Cause 4 confirmed on Steam
Just Cause 4 confirmed on Steam
NEWS Is there anything left to leak?
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Crackdown 3 pushed to early 2019
Crackdown 3 pushed to early 2019
NEWS Terry tired of waitin'.
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Hitman 2 releasing this year
Hitman 2 releasing this year
NEWS It's not episodic this time around
Realm Royale Enters Steam Early Access
Realm Royale Enters Steam Early Access
NEWS Another Royale contender enters the arena!
Destiny 2's first expansion, Forsaken, announced
Destiny 2's first expansion, Forsaken, announced
NEWS Bungie is D2F up your wallet.
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Paradox acquires Battletech studio Harebrained Schemes
Paradox acquires Battletech studio Harebrained Schemes
NEWS A perfect match.
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All Blacks and Black Ferns to stream games tomorrow on LPL's The Night Squad
All Blacks and Black Ferns to stream games tomorrow on LPL's The Night Squad
NEWS Ambitious crossover.
Kiwi FPS brawler Sky Noon launches next week
Kiwi FPS brawler Sky Noon launches next week
NEWS On Steam Early Access.
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Guitar Hero Live's GHTV to close, removing 200+ songs
Guitar Hero Live's GHTV to close, removing 200+ songs
NEWS Hope you like the on-disc music.
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Lords of the Fallen 2 is back in development at a new studio
Lords of the Fallen 2 is back in development at a new studio
NEWS Rising again.
Bethesda drops The Elder Scrolls: Legends dev Dire Wolf
Bethesda drops The Elder Scrolls: Legends dev Dire Wolf
NEWS Crying wolf.
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Fortnite is coming to Nintendo Switch
Fortnite is coming to Nintendo Switch
NEWS Overcooked 2 could be coming, too.
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A Borderlands re-release is coming soon
A Borderlands re-release is coming soon
NEWS PC, XO, PS4.
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey confirmed
Assassin's Creed Odyssey confirmed
NEWS Ancient Greece setting, more RPG stuff.
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Team Sonic Racing is a new team-focussed Sega racer
Team Sonic Racing is a new team-focussed Sega racer
NEWS Coming in summer.
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Check out Atone, a very pretty game from Kiwi studio Wildboy
Check out Atone, a very pretty game from Kiwi studio Wildboy
NEWS Norse, of course.
Fallout 76 teased, rumoured to be online survival
Fallout 76 teased, rumoured to be online survival
NEWS What happened to Fallouts 5-75?
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Fine, I'll write about this Fallout tease
Fine, I'll write about this Fallout tease
NEWS What could it be?
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Pokémon Quest isn't the core RPG you are waiting for
Pokémon Quest isn't the core RPG you are waiting for
NEWS Switch and smartphones.
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