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Kiwi FPS Sky Noon's first public test runs this weekend

Kiwi FPS Sky Noon's first public test runs this weekend

The first public test of Kiwi FPS Sky Noon is running from now until Tuesday morning, developer Lunar Rooster has announced.

You can sign up to participate in the beta on the game’s official Discord channel.

Sky Noon is a western-themed multiplayer FPS where kills are scored by knocking opponents off the map, Smash Bros.-style.

The beta will feature two free for all maps, and one cart mode map - Lunar Rooster's take on the classic team-based escort mode.

In cart mode, it tasks one team with moving a rail cart into the enemy base, and the first to three wins.

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NeocoreGames: 90 hour workweeks "meant as a joke"

NeocoreGames: 90 hour workweeks "meant as a joke"

The studio behind an upcoming Warhammer 40,000 action RPG says it was joking about making its staff work 90 hour weeks to make up for the game’s delayed release.

This morning, Hungarian studio NeocoreGames announced on Steam and its own forums that Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr would be leaving Early Access a bit more than three weeks later than expected.

Technical issues on the game's console versions mean the game will launch on all platforms on June 5 rather than May 11.

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Everspace dev: influencers "just shit at playing the game"

Everspace dev: influencers "just shit at playing the game"

Rockfish Games paid thousands to streamers at the launch of Everspace, but says most of the money was wasted.

As VG24/7 reports, Everspace developer Michael Schade gave a talk today at the Reboot Develop conference, where he outlined the pitfalls of paying prominent streamers to play a game.

Rockfish paid up to 5000 euros per hour to streamers to publicise the game, but Schade said that most were “just shit at playing the game” and “a disaster”.

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Deadpool 2 director to helm The Division film

Deadpool 2 director to helm The Division film

Deadpool 2 director David Leitch has signed on to direct the film adaptation of Ubisoft shared world shooter The Division.

Leitch is a stunt coordinator-turned-director who broke out with the cult hit John Wick, and followed that up with Atomic Blonde and Deadpool 2.

As per Variety, the film won’t enter production until 2019, as Leitch is directing a Fast and Furious spinoff first.

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Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass announced

Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass announced

A new Serious Sam title will be unveiled at this year’s E3, publisher Devolver Digital has announced.

The light-hearted but action heavy series is inspired by the wave of ‘90s 3D shooters that followed Doom, like Duke Nukem and Shadow Warrior.

Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass is promising full-throttle action, massive hordes of enemies, and an explosive array of weapons.

It will be the first core Serious Sam title since 2011’s Serious Sam 3: BFE.

Croteam released the first Serious Sam in 2001, and since then the first two games have been remastered, and also released for VR.

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A second Melbourne team joins Gfinity's Elite Series

A second Melbourne team joins Gfinity's Elite Series

A second Melbourne-based team has joined Gfinity Esports Australia’s Elite Series.

The Melbourne Order joins previously announced teams Melbourne Avant and Sydney Chiefs in the competition, which is being pitched as the Big Bash League of Australian esports.

When the competition kicks off in June, six city-based teams will battle in weekly competition in front of a live audience at a dedicated esports arena within the Hoyts Cinema Complex in Sydney.

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Australian Overwatch League pro Scott "Custa" Kennedy talks life in LA

Australian Overwatch League pro Scott "Custa" Kennedy talks life in LA

Australian Overwatch League pro Scott "Custa" Kennedy is already making an impact at his new home.

Earlier this month, the Adelaide-born 24-year-old was traded from the Dallas Fuel to the LA Valiant, joining assistant coach and fellow Australian Jordan ‘Gunba’ Graham in the green and gold.

This week, he’s the subject of a pair of fluffy mini-docs on his new team’s YouTube channel.

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Switch version of Dark Souls: Remastered delayed

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Switch version of Dark Souls: Remastered delayed

Dark Souls: Remastered won’t be coming to Nintendo Switch next month after all.

Bandai Namco Entertainment announced yesterday that the game’s Switch version has been pushed back into winter.

The release of the game’s Solaire of Astora Amiibo has also been postponed until winter.

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Rumour: "Outlandish" Black Ops 4 campaign dropped in favour of battle royale mode

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Rumour: "Outlandish" Black Ops 4 campaign dropped in favour of battle royale mode

Yesterday, Polygon reported that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 does not have a traditional singleplayer story mode.

According to that site's sources, it is because it became clear to this year’s CoD developer Treyarch that the single-player campaign wouldn’t be completed in time.

A source for CoD news site Charlie Intel corroborated the story, but claimed that Activision cancelled the campaign because it was “too outlandish”.

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Konami ends 10-year partnership with UEFA Champions League

Konami ends 10-year partnership with UEFA Champions League

It looks like the UEFA Champions League tournament will no longer appear in Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer.

Konami has ended its 10-year partnership with UEFA, a deal that allowed Pro Evolution Soccer exclusive game rights to the premiere European soccer tournament.

Konami's Jonas Lygaard said his company will shift its focus into other areas.

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Vigilante hit squad The Bully Hunters whacks itself

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Vigilante hit squad The Bully Hunters whacks itself

A self-styled anti-bullying gaming group has imploded in spectacular fashion, just days after it announced itself to the world.

Last week, The Bully Hunters pitched itself as a vigilante hit squad of anonymous yet elite female gamers determined to end sexual harassment and abuse in CS:GO.

It suggested that those experiencing harassment in CS:GO log into The Bully Hunters website using a Steam account to get matched with a hunter, who would then join the game in question, tapdance on the supposed bully’s face, then vanish, leaving behind a message about the importance of recycling, or something.

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DICE is testing a Battlefield battle royale mode – rumour

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DICE is testing a Battlefield battle royale mode – rumour

EA is the latest publisher hoping to insert a battle royale mode into its marquee franchise.

According to a Venturebeat source, EA studio DICE is testing a battle royale mode for Battlefield 5 that riffs on the gameplay of megahits like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

However, the prototype mode has not yet approved for release, and even if approved, won’t be ready for Battlefield 5’s launch day.

In fact, the source claims that EA could still cancel the prototype, keep it for the following Battlefield or next Star Wars: Battlefront sequel, or spin it off into its own game.

Last month, Venturebeat reported that the next Battlefield game is a core title in the series that returns to World War II.

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Kiwi FPS Sky Noon's first public test runs this weekend
Kiwi FPS Sky Noon's first public test runs this weekend
NEWS Lasso yourself a spot.
NeocoreGames: 90 hour workweeks "meant as a joke"
NeocoreGames: 90 hour workweeks "meant as a joke"
NEWS Ha?
Everspace dev: influencers "just shit at playing the game"
Everspace dev: influencers "just shit at playing the game"
NEWS A bad investment.
Deadpool 2 director to helm The Division film
Deadpool 2 director to helm The Division film
NEWS I'm touching myself tonight.
Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass announced
Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass announced
NEWS Full reveal at E3.
A second Melbourne team joins Gfinity's Elite Series
A second Melbourne team joins Gfinity's Elite Series
NEWS There aint room in this city...
Australian Overwatch League pro Scott "Custa" Kennedy talks life in LA
Australian Overwatch League pro Scott "Custa" Kennedy talks life in LA
NEWS A change will do you good.
Switch version of Dark Souls: Remastered delayed
Switch version of Dark Souls: Remastered delayed
NEWS More time to prepare to die.
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Konami ends 10-year partnership with UEFA Champions League
Konami ends 10-year partnership with UEFA Champions League
NEWS EA to pounce?
Rumour: "Outlandish" Black Ops 4 campaign dropped in favour of battle royale mode
Rumour: "Outlandish" Black Ops 4 campaign dropped in favour of battle royale mode
NEWS Everybody wants some.
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DICE is testing a Battlefield battle royale mode – rumour
DICE is testing a Battlefield battle royale mode – rumour
NEWS Very early days though.
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Vigilante hit squad The Bully Hunters whacks itself
Vigilante hit squad The Bully Hunters whacks itself
NEWS Nice idea, terrible execution.
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Rare lays out Sea of Thieves update plans
Rare lays out Sea of Thieves update plans
NEWS New enemies, new mechanics, a new location.
Shenmue remasters are coming this year
Shenmue remasters are coming this year
NEWS Just in time for part three.
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A new BioShock in the works at "top secret" 2K studio
A new BioShock in the works at "top secret" 2K studio
NEWS Very early days by the sound of it.
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Overwatch pro suspended pending investigation into sexual misconduct claims
Overwatch pro suspended pending investigation into sexual misconduct claims
NEWS Allegedly preyed on young girls.
ANZ Heroes of the Storm teams eye up Rio's HGC Intercontinental Clash
ANZ Heroes of the Storm teams eye up Rio's HGC Intercontinental Clash
NEWS Mindfreak and one other to attend.
Fnatic acquires Mindfreak’s Australian roster ahead of Rainbow Six finals
Fnatic acquires Mindfreak’s Australian roster ahead of Rainbow Six finals
NEWS Huge news.
King of Kong's Billy Mitchell is a cheat, stripped of records
King of Kong's Billy Mitchell is a cheat, stripped of records
NEWS And banned from Twin Galaxies.
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Play By Play individual awards finalists announced
Play By Play individual awards finalists announced
NEWS Congrats all!
Valve tweak nukes Steam Spy, developers lament
Valve tweak nukes Steam Spy, developers lament
NEWS Change good for player privacy, though.
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Bethesda strongly hints at Doom II E3 announce
Bethesda strongly hints at Doom II E3 announce
NEWS "This is the hell on Earth time for us with E3."
Destiny 2: Warmind is coming May 8
Destiny 2: Warmind is coming May 8
NEWS Development roadmap updated.
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Overwatch's Archives event is now live
Overwatch's Archives event is now live
NEWS Uprising and Retribution.
Red Dead Redemption and five others get Xbox One X boost
Red Dead Redemption and five others get Xbox One X boost
NEWS Solid line-up.
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PlayStation 5 likely won't arrive until 2020 – report
PlayStation 5 likely won't arrive until 2020 – report
NEWS Rumours squashed.
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PAX Aus 2018 tickets are on sale now
PAX Aus 2018 tickets are on sale now
NEWS Six Pax.
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Boss Key's next game is an '80s-themed battle royale shooter called Radical Heights
Boss Key's next game is an '80s-themed battle royale shooter called Radical Heights
NEWS Launches into Early Access tomorrow.
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GTA V is easily the most profitable entertainment product ever
GTA V is easily the most profitable entertainment product ever
NEWS A "wild outlier".
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Rare to outline Sea of Thieves content roadmap next week
Rare to outline Sea of Thieves content roadmap next week
NEWS Brig abuse to also be tackled.
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