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PUBG dev might take action against Epic over Fortnite: Battle Royale

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PUBG dev might take action against Epic over Fortnite: Battle Royale

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds studio Bluehole is thinking about taking action against Epic Games over Fortnite's battle royale mode.

On Friday, Epic announced that its take on the last man standing genre, Fortnite: Battle Royale, will launch as a free-to-play standalone title on September 26,

However, in a press release shortly after, Bluehole VP and executive producer Changhan Kim expressed concern that Epic Games' support of PUGB via Unreal Engine licensing could pose a conflict of interest.

"We've had an ongoing relationship with Epic Games throughout PUBG’s development as they are the creators of UE4, the engine we licensed for the game," said Kim.

"After listening to the growing feedback from our community and reviewing the gameplay for ourselves, we are concerned that Fortnite may be replicating the experience for which PUBG is known."

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A Fast and Furious game is apparently underway at Project Cars studio Slightly Mad

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A Fast and Furious game is apparently underway at Project Cars studio Slightly Mad

Project Cars 2 developer Slightly Mad Studios is apparently making a Fast and Furious game.

As Eurogamer reports, Australian YouTuber SpotTheOzzie was streaming Project Cars 2 when Slightly Mad CEO Ian Bell joined him for a chat.

Bell divulged that his studio has a deal with a major Hollywood company to make tie-in games for a major franchise for the next six years,

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Devolver's Call of Duty doco is out, and so are a bunch of COD: WWII mini trailers

Devolver's Call of Duty doco is out, and so are a bunch of COD: WWII mini trailers

CODumentary, an unofficial behind-the-scenes Call of Duty documentary from publisher Devolver Digital, is available now on Steam, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube Movie Rentals, and more.

The feature-length doco was independently produced in the UK by Jonathan Beales and Fizz Pictures, and follows the incredible rise of CoD from the early 2000s to the present day.

Among other things, it will tackle the infamous fracturing of Modern Warfare studio Infinity Ward.

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A technical issue has delayed Dontnod's undead RPG Vampyr

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A technical issue has delayed Dontnod's undead RPG Vampyr

Dontnod Entertainment's semi-open world bloodsucking RPG Vampyr has been delayed.

The intriguing-looking game's release has been pushed back from November this year to autumn 2018.

Apparently a technical issue is to blame.

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Fortnite's battle royale mode to be standalone and F2P

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Fortnite's battle royale mode to be standalone and F2P

The battle royale mode in Fortnite will launch as a free-to-play standalone title on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, Epic Games has announced.

That means players won’t be required to own Fortnite to play Fortnite: Battle Royale.

Players who purchased the Fortnite in anticipation of the battle royale mode can get a refund.

Daybreak Studios did a similar thing with H1Z1, splitting the title into two different games: Just Survive and H1Z1: King of the Kill.

Fortnite: Battle Royale will sound familiar to players of PUBG, H1Z1: King of the Kill, and GTA Online: 100 players duke it out on a giant map, and the winner is the last man standing.

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Monster Hunter World, Dragon’s Crown Pro and the rest of Sony's TGS news

Monster Hunter World, Dragon’s Crown Pro and the rest of Sony's TGS news

Here's the rest of the news from Sony's pre-TGS press conference, held this morning in Tokyo:

Monster Hunter World is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on January 26, 2018.

A collector's edition and a digital deluxe edition of Monster Hunter World will be available. There will also be a Monster Hunter World edition of the PS4 Pro console.

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Final Fantasy IX gets "surprise" PS4 release

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Final Fantasy IX gets "surprise" PS4 release

As rumoured earlier this week, a remaster of Final Fantasy IX is coming to PlayStation 4 – in fact, it's available right now.

It looks like the same version of the game that was ported to PC last year.

Originally released in 2000, Final Fantasy IX is often cited as the high point of the series.

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Left Alive is a survival shooter from Armored Core and Metal Gear vets

Left Alive is a survival shooter from Armored Core and Metal Gear vets

Square Enix has announced a survival action shooter called Left Alive that's coming to PC and PS4 next year – in Japan at least.

The game was announced at PlayStation's pre-TGS press conference this morning, and Square Enix has promised that more information will emerge from TGS itself.

Armored Core director Toshifumi Nabeshima is involved, as are Ghost in the Shell: Arise and Xenoblade Chronicles X mech designer Takayuki Yanase and Metal Gear series character designer Yoji Shinkawa.

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Aussie rogue-lite City of Brass swings into Early Access

Aussie rogue-lite City of Brass swings into Early Access

Uppercut Games' first-person rogue-lite City of Brass is now available on Steam Early Access.

In City of Brass, you are a daring thief infiltrating the titular trap-laden city, armed only with a blade and an extremely versatile whip that can grab, trip, disarm, and stun, as well as swing you about the place.

Levels are Arabian Nights-themed and procedurally generated, and the game features multiple interacting systems that sound like they are designed with player freedom in mind.

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Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Collector's Edition is some crap-tier garbage

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Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Collector's Edition is some crap-tier garbage

An expensive Collector’s Edition of Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite has its buyers feeling hoodwinked thanks to some hilariously misleading ads.

The Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Collector’s Edition promises that for NZ$199 (or AU$299 in Australia for some reason), you get four "highly detailed diorama statues" and "dynamic replicas of the infamous Infinity Stones" alongside Capcom's latest competitive fighter.

"Exploding with all the excitement, intensity, and quality fans expect from Marvel and Capcom, this Collector's Edition is destined to become the showcase of every fan's collection," its description reads.

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Big Ant announces fully-licensed Ashes Cricket title

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Big Ant announces fully-licensed Ashes Cricket title

A new fully-licensed cricket title is on the way from Australia’s Big Ant Studios (Rugby League Live, Don Bradman Cricket).

According to Big Ant, Ashes Cricket has been developed in close collaboration with Cricket Australia, and is the most realistic and authentic recreation of the sport ever created.

That's partly because the studio has employed photogrammetry technology which enables decent likenesses of the complete men’s and women’s Australian and English cricket teams to be rendered in-game.

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Epic accidentally enables Fortnite PS4/XO cross-play

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Epic accidentally enables Fortnite PS4/XO cross-play

Overnight, Epic Games accidentally enabled cross-play between Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in co-op sandbox survival game Fortnite.

The feature was only enabled briefly, but it was active long enough for Reddit users to puzzle over it.

Epic called the enabling an error.

"We had a configuration issue and it has now been corrected," an Epic spokesperson told Eurogamer.

Public calls for cross-play between Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have been loud from both players and developers this year, with many struggling to understand how it is that Nintendo can allow cross-play with Xbox yet Sony won't.

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PUBG dev might take action against Epic over Fortnite: Battle Royale
PUBG dev might take action against Epic over Fortnite: Battle Royale
NEWS Conflict of interest alleged.
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A Fast and Furious game is apparently underway at Project Cars studio Slightly Mad
A Fast and Furious game is apparently underway at Project Cars studio Slightly Mad
NEWS Announcement coming soon.
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Devolver's Call of Duty doco is out, and so are a bunch of COD: WWII mini trailers
Devolver's Call of Duty doco is out, and so are a bunch of COD: WWII mini trailers
NEWS Archetype city.
A technical issue has delayed Dontnod's undead RPG Vampyr
A technical issue has delayed Dontnod's undead RPG Vampyr
NEWS Now due autumn 2018
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Fortnite's battle royale mode to be standalone and F2P
Fortnite's battle royale mode to be standalone and F2P
NEWS Smart move.
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Monster Hunter World, Dragon’s Crown Pro and the rest of Sony's TGS news
Monster Hunter World, Dragon’s Crown Pro and the rest of Sony's TGS news
NEWS Cult Kojima classic remastered.
Final Fantasy IX gets "surprise" PS4 release
Final Fantasy IX gets "surprise" PS4 release
NEWS Includes a high speed mode.
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Left Alive is a survival shooter from Armored Core and Metal Gear vets
Left Alive is a survival shooter from Armored Core and Metal Gear vets
NEWS "A dark and gritty world."
Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Collector's Edition is some crap-tier garbage
Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Collector's Edition is some crap-tier garbage
NEWS Talk about under-delivering.
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Aussie rogue-lite City of Brass swings into Early Access
Aussie rogue-lite City of Brass swings into Early Access
NEWS Looks like Prince of Persia crossed with BioShock.
Big Ant announces fully-licensed Ashes Cricket title
Big Ant announces fully-licensed Ashes Cricket title
NEWS Out in November.
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Epic accidentally enables Fortnite PS4/XO cross-play
Epic accidentally enables Fortnite PS4/XO cross-play
NEWS And no harm came of it.
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How a hate symbol made it into Destiny 2
How a hate symbol made it into Destiny 2
NEWS Bungie unaware of Kekistan.
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Battleborn's next update is its last, servers will remain up "for the foreseeable future"
Battleborn's next update is its last, servers will remain up "for the foreseeable future"
NEWS Dev team moves on.
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PUBG soars beyond Dota 2 to claim Steam's concurrent player record
PUBG soars beyond Dota 2 to claim Steam's concurrent player record
NEWS Incredible.
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PikPok announces Into the Dead 2, and it's out right now
PikPok announces Into the Dead 2, and it's out right now
NEWS Wade back into the zombie horde.
Hollow Knight gets second free expansion this Halloween
Hollow Knight gets second free expansion this Halloween
NEWS Light the Nightmare Lantern.
"Weird" exploration game Caves wins Kiwi Game Starter
"Weird" exploration game Caves wins Kiwi Game Starter
NEWS Congrats Matt!
Punch your way to PM in Vice's Battle To The Beehive
Punch your way to PM in Vice's Battle To The Beehive
NEWS Uh-oh, politics in games!
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Doom and Wolfenstein II are coming to Switch
Doom and Wolfenstein II are coming to Switch
NEWS Third-parties showing up.
Funcom wants region-specific reviews on Steam
Funcom wants region-specific reviews on Steam
NEWS NZ problems aren't everyone's problems.
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Pro Overwatch team starts YouTube cooking show
Pro Overwatch team starts YouTube cooking show
NEWS Envy Eats.
Ghost Recon Wildlands PvP mode is getting an open beta
Ghost Recon Wildlands PvP mode is getting an open beta
NEWS Ghostin' ghosts.
The Last of Us director leaves Naughty Dog
The Last of Us director leaves Naughty Dog
NEWS Energy focussed elsewhere.
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Bungie removes alt-right hate symbol from Destiny 2
Bungie removes alt-right hate symbol from Destiny 2
NEWS As it should.
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Fortnite is getting a PUBG-style Battle Royale mode
Fortnite is getting a PUBG-style Battle Royale mode
NEWS Building mechanics included.
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Grow Home team to launch light-hearted online FPS about gathering mass
Grow Home team to launch light-hearted online FPS about gathering mass
NEWS Grow Exo.
ESL adds League of Legends to Season 3 ANZ Champs
ESL adds League of Legends to Season 3 ANZ Champs
NEWS Joins Rocket League, CS:GO.
Blank Esports faces early tests in Overwatch Pacific Champs
Blank Esports faces early tests in Overwatch Pacific Champs
NEWS "Far from playing at our potential."
CS:GO gambling scandal ends with extremely mild telling off
CS:GO gambling scandal ends with extremely mild telling off
NEWS Zero consequences for crooked YouTubers.