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PS3 production ceases in Japan

PS3 production ceases in Japan

The PlayStation 3 is finally entering retirement.

An update on the official Japanese PlayStation website (spotted by Gematsu) indicates that production of the decade-old console in Japan has ceased.

Only the 500GB version was still being manufactured, but shipments of the console have officially ended.

Production will likely wrap up in the West shortly.

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Overwatch ANZ Champs: Athletico beats 4Legs in heartstopping final showdown

Overwatch ANZ Champs: Athletico beats 4Legs in heartstopping final showdown

Over the weekend, Athletico CAMO repelled a storming comeback from rival 4Legs to emerge victorious in season one of Overwatch ESL ANZ.

Prior to the season final, the two teams had already faced off in a number of nail-biters this year, most notably when 4Legs squeaked by Athletico 3-2 in the April Finals.

The Season 1 Championship Final produced several more tense moments for both teams, beginning when Athletico sent 4Legs to the Loser's Finals 3-0.

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Letsplay.live announces NBA 2K17 tournament, finals on Sky

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Letsplay.live announces NBA 2K17 tournament, finals on Sky

Local esports promotion Letsplay.live is running an NBA 2K17 tournament, the finals of which will be broadcast on Sky TV.

The competition will be a one-on-one affair that is open to players of all skill levels from across New Zealand.

Both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players can compete. The top eight from each console will make the playoffs, and the finals will be a best-of-five Xbox versus PlayStation affair.

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That Dragon, Cancer creator is in Auckland for film screening and Q&A this Sunday

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That Dragon, Cancer creator is in Auckland for film screening and Q&A this Sunday

There's a free showing of Thank You for Playing, a documentary about the creation of That Dragon, Cancer, in Auckland this Sunday.

The screening is part of the Documentary Festival, and That Dragon, Cancer creator Ryan Green will be on hand afterwards for a Q&A directed by the NZGDA's Stephen Knightly.

The film follows Ryan and his family over two years, offering an intimate, revolutionary glimpse into how the fusion of art and technology – in this case, a video game – can document profound human experiences in the modern age.

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Far Cry 5 pits players against a freedom-loving death cult

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Far Cry 5 pits players against a freedom-loving death cult

Far Cry 5 will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Project Scorpio, and Windows PC on February 27, 2018, Ubisoft has announced.

Set in America for the first time, the game promises a serene-looking yet deeply twisted world that players can tackle solo or entirely in two-player online co-op.

As the new junior deputy of fictional Hope County, Montana, players will find that their arrival accelerates a years-long silent coup by a fanatical doomsday cult, the Project at Eden's Gate, igniting a violent takeover of the county. Caught off guard and drawn into a power struggle, players must disrupt the carefully laid plans of the Project at Eden’s Gate, and fan the fires of resistance to help liberate the Hope County community and themselves.

Iconic American muscle cars, big rigs, ATVs, boats, and planes will be at the player's disposal. So too will guns, grenades, melee weapons, mercenaries, and attack animals like bears and cougars.

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Bungie has "invested heavily" in Destiny 2 hybrid network

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Bungie has "invested heavily" in Destiny 2 hybrid network

Destiny 2 won't have dedicated servers, but it has the best solution for the sort of game it is, Bungie says.

In the latest Bungie weekly report, Destiny 2 engineering lead Matt Segur explains that the game runs on a hybrid system, and that Bungie isn't being at all cheap with its infrastructure.

That is, Destiny 2 uses a hybrid of client-server (dedicated) and peer-to-peer technology that eliminates the host migration that occurred in Destiny 1's in raids and Trials matches.

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Xbox's Mixer app now allows co-streaming, supports mobile

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Xbox's Mixer app now allows co-streaming, supports mobile

Xbox's game live-streaming app Beam has a new name and a few new features.

The Twitch competitor is now known as Mixer, and from today allows co-streaming, where up to four streamers can combine their streams into a single viewer experience.

When co-streaming, all four streamers appear in a splitscreen format, and each can be livestreaming a different game or activity.

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PS3 production ceases in Japan
PS3 production ceases in Japan
NEWS Retirement nears for seventh-gen console.
Overwatch ANZ Champs: Athletico beats 4Legs in heartstopping final showdown
Overwatch ANZ Champs: Athletico beats 4Legs in heartstopping final showdown
NEWS Couldn't have been closer.
Letsplay.live announces NBA 2K17 tournament, finals on Sky
Letsplay.live announces NBA 2K17 tournament, finals on Sky
NEWS Qualifiers begin June 24.
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Far Cry 5 pits players against a freedom-loving death cult
Far Cry 5 pits players against a freedom-loving death cult
NEWS Out next Feb.
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That Dragon, Cancer creator is in Auckland for film screening and Q&A this Sunday
That Dragon, Cancer creator is in Auckland for film screening and Q&A this Sunday
NEWS And it's free!
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Bungie has "invested heavily" in Destiny 2 hybrid network
Bungie has "invested heavily" in Destiny 2 hybrid network
NEWS 'This is the best model for all of Destiny 2."
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Xbox's Mixer app now allows co-streaming, supports mobile
Xbox's Mixer app now allows co-streaming, supports mobile
NEWS Stream team.
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Leaping Tiger Gaming Lounge returns to Wellygeddon with panels, a co-op sesh, and more
Leaping Tiger Gaming Lounge returns to Wellygeddon with panels, a co-op sesh, and more
NEWS Pass some Streets, Hearth some Stones.
Team Regicide just made its LoL OPL debut more difficult
Team Regicide just made its LoL OPL debut more difficult
NEWS Hoist by its own petard.
Accidentally set fire to your own cards in Gwent, in open beta now
Accidentally set fire to your own cards in Gwent, in open beta now
NEWS Card game escapes The Witcher.
Xbox Game Pass launches June 1 with these 100 games
Xbox Game Pass launches June 1 with these 100 games
NEWS Live Gold members can play now.
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Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is coming to Xbone and PS4
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is coming to Xbone and PS4
NEWS Yes, Arisen.
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Bandai Namco delays Get Even following Manchester attack
Bandai Namco delays Get Even following Manchester attack
NEWS "Our deepest condolences."
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Uncharted film now stars Spider-Man Tom Holland as young Nathan Drake
Uncharted film now stars Spider-Man Tom Holland as young Nathan Drake
NEWS Will it ever be made?
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The next Dragon Age is underway, and Sunless Sea's writer is pitching in
The next Dragon Age is underway, and Sunless Sea's writer is pitching in
NEWS This bodes well.
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A cardboard version of action RPG Hand of Fate is coming
A cardboard version of action RPG Hand of Fate is coming
NEWS Fate, unplugged.
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Here are the Kiwi and Aussie teams that will battle in LoL: League of Origin
Here are the Kiwi and Aussie teams that will battle in LoL: League of Origin
NEWS Go Kiwi!
Cliff Bleszinski's LawBreakers is coming to PS4
Cliff Bleszinski's LawBreakers is coming to PS4
NEWS US$30 on PS4 and PC.
Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed, but here's some new screens
Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed, but here's some new screens
NEWS Take your time, R*.
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Avant Garde bests Legacy to win ESL ANZ CS:GO Champs
Avant Garde bests Legacy to win ESL ANZ CS:GO Champs
NEWS Going out on top.
Blank in tussle for top spot at the Overwatch Pacific Champs
Blank in tussle for top spot at the Overwatch Pacific Champs
NEWS Top three battle it out.
The Resident Evil film series is getting a reboot
The Resident Evil film series is getting a reboot
NEWS Too big to Final.
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AFL club Adelaide Crows acquires LoL OPL team Legacy
AFL club Adelaide Crows acquires LoL OPL team Legacy
NEWS A first for ANZ.
A brand new Life is Strange game is in development
A brand new Life is Strange game is in development
NEWS Won't be at E3.
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Destiny 2 - all the news from this morning's event
Destiny 2 - all the news from this morning's event
NEWS PC, classes, clans, and more.
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The Witcher is getting a live action Netflix show
The Witcher is getting a live action Netflix show
NEWS Based on something called "the books".
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You can now play Mini Metro in Te Reo Māori
You can now play Mini Metro in Te Reo Māori
NEWS Ka pai.
Exalted exploration title Exo One up on Kickstarter now
Exalted exploration title Exo One up on Kickstarter now
NEWS From Aussie Jay Weston.
Capcom wants Resident Evil 7 to be its best-selling game ever
Capcom wants Resident Evil 7 to be its best-selling game ever
NEWS 10m the target.
Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 announced, out before April 2018
Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 announced, out before April 2018
NEWS Unannounced AAA MP title delayed.
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