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German, Or Else! Patriots Welcome Change-Over Day Language Switch

German, Or Else! Patriots Welcome Change-Over Day Language Switch

Eine Woche ab heute wird eine weitere Spur des dekadenten und unmoralischen amerikanischen Lebensstils der Geschichte überlassen.

Das ist, weil der große Umstellungstag fast hier ist! Sieg Heil!

Selbst die Amerikaner erkennen heute, dass es eine Freude ist, die klangvolle und wunderbar ausdrucksstarke deutsche Sprache voll zu übernehmen.

Sie erkennen auch die Sünde an, die an dem festhält, was sie nur zurückgehalten hat - ihre eigene, bastardisierte Muttersprache.

Tausende haben sich in der Fernsehshow "German or Else!" Um die Chance gekümmert, ihre neuen Fähigkeiten zu zeigen, während unzählige andere die an den veralteten und ehrlich ohrenbetäubenden Klängen des bedrückenden englischen Vokabulars festhalten. Patrioten, alle.

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Into the Dead 2 hits six million downloads in its first week

Into the Dead 2 hits six million downloads in its first week

PikPok's Into the Dead 2 has been downloaded more than hit six million times in its first week of release.

The endless runner FPS is a sequel to App Store Editor's Choice smash hit Into the Dead, which was released in December 2012.

It has a fair way to go to catch its forerunner though: the original game has been downloaded more than 75 million times to date.

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Activision has edited CoD: WWII in Australia to avoid sexual violence warning

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Activision has edited CoD: WWII in Australia to avoid sexual violence warning

Australia will get a slightly edited version of Call of Duty: WWII, apparently because Activision didn't want "threat of sexual violence" to appear on the game's box.

In August, Call of Duty: WWII was rated R18+ in Australia, with the Board advising consumers it contained "high impact violence and threat of sexual violence, [and] online interactivity".

However, on Tuesday the Board revealed that the game's classification had changed because Activision had submitted a modified version for review.

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Australian Game Developer Award finalists announced

Australian Game Developer Award finalists announced

The Australian Developers Awards has announced this year’s finalists.

The awards ceremony will take place on October 25 at The Park in Melbourne.

This year’s finalists are:

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Co-op platformer Putty Pals out now for Switch

Co-op platformer Putty Pals out now for Switch

Australian-made co-op platformer Putty Pals is out now for Nintendo Switch.

In this colourful side-scrolling platformer, you and a friend have to work together to figure out puzzles as you guide your putty pals across worlds such as Mount Puttuvius and frozen Puttarctica.

Putty Pals is the debut title from Melbourne-based developer Harmonious Games, and was created with support from Film Victoria.

Harmonious studio director Joe Park said it is a huge opportunity for the studio to have a game on the Switch.

“It’s incredibly validating to have one of the world’s great video game companies look at our work and say yes, this is a product we want to be associated with,” Park said.

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Hollow Knight is getting a free halloween questline

Hollow Knight is getting a free halloween questline

Stylish metroidvania Hollow Knight is getting a free spooky expansion just before Halloween.

The expansion, titled The Grimm Troupe, will be released on Steam, GOG and Humble Bundle on October 26.

The Grimm Troupe introduces a new quest line around a ritual to light the nightmare candle and summon The Grimm Troupe. It will also include new boss fights, NPCs and enemies.

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Forbes: Gabe Newell is worth US$5.5 billion

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Forbes: Gabe Newell is worth US$5.5 billion

Steam founder Gabe Newell is worth US$5.5 billion according to Forbes.

In its latest roundup of the 400 wealthiest people in America, Forbes ranked Newell the 97th richest person in America, tied with a Wal-Mart heiress and several Texan oil barons.

Forbes said the price of admission was even higher for this year’s list, with the minimum net worth now at US$2 billion, up from US$1.7 billion last year. That is a jump of 18 percent in only a year.

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World of Tanks getting ANZ server, but only part-time

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World of Tanks getting ANZ server, but only part-time

The developers of World of Tanks are launching a dedicated Australia/NZ server on November 1, but it will only be available part-time.

This server will only be available from 6pm to 12am AEDT, which is 8pm to 2am NZT.

Publisher Wargaming said the server will provide ANZ players with faster ping rates and greater connectivity.

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New Sony label to publish games for Switch, PC

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New Sony label to publish games for Switch, PC

Sony has announced it will be publishing indie games on the Switch and PC.

Sony's Music Entertainment division has created a new indie publisher called UNTIES, with which it hopes to "penetrate the ever-expanding video game market with indie games".

UNTIES will be publishing games for the PS4, PC and Switch, with its first title, turn-based tactics game Tiny Metal, set to be released on November 21.

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Activision patents new matchmaking system that pushes microtransactions

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Activision patents new matchmaking system that pushes microtransactions

Activision has successfully patented a system it hopes will convince more people to purchase items via microtransactions in multiplayer games.

As reported by Rolling Stone's Brian Crecente, the technology is not currently in any games, and according to Activision it is an "exploratory patent".

Activision usually populates multiplayer games by looking at player factors including skill level, Internet latency, availability of friends, and more.

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EA closes Visceral, Star Wars now at FIFA studio

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EA closes Visceral, Star Wars now at FIFA studio

EA is shutting down Dead Space developer Visceral Games, the publisher announced today.

In a blog post, EA executive VP Patrick Söderlund wrote that Visceral “will be ramping down and closing” and development of the Star Wars game it had been working will move across to EA’s worldwide studios, led by FIFA series lead EA Vancouver.

Söderlund said the title had been a story-based, linear adventure game, but that player testing, feedback and “shifts in the market” have resulted in EA deciding to “pivot the design”. It is unclear in what direction they are pivoting, but EA’s history and trends in the market might indicate the game could adopt a games-as-service model.

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Lego Dimensions is shutting down a year early – report

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Lego Dimensions is shutting down a year early – report

Lego Dimensions is coming to an end a year early, sources from within developer TT Games say.

Although the cancellation has yet to be officially confirmed by the publisher, Eurogamer reported that multiple sources have said the series is wrapping up early.

This cancellation is occurring two years into a planned three years of support for the game, and before all of the game's expected content is released.

Dimensions launched strong in 2015, and TT quickly released multiple expansion packs for franchises such as Doctor Who, Portal, Scooby Doo and The Lord of the Rings.

TT Games slightly adjusted its approach in its second year, launching a similar number of franchises, but with less packs per IP.

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German, Or Else! Patriots Welcome Change-Over Day Language Switch
German, Or Else! Patriots Welcome Change-Over Day Language Switch
SPONSORED CONTENT The great day is nearly here.
Into the Dead 2 hits six million downloads in its first week
Into the Dead 2 hits six million downloads in its first week
NEWS PikPok sequel off to a flyer.
Activision has edited CoD: WWII in Australia to avoid sexual violence warning
Activision has edited CoD: WWII in Australia to avoid sexual violence warning
NEWS Very little actually changed.
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Australian Game Developer Award finalists announced
Australian Game Developer Award finalists announced
NEWS A strong list of games!
Hollow Knight is getting a free halloween questline
Hollow Knight is getting a free halloween questline
NEWS Scares from Down Under.
Forbes: Gabe Newell is worth US$5.5 billion
Forbes: Gabe Newell is worth US$5.5 billion
NEWS Go on, you know you want to ask about HL3.
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Co-op platformer Putty Pals out now for Switch
Co-op platformer Putty Pals out now for Switch
NEWS Get your pals together for putty.
Lego Dimensions is shutting down a year early – report
Lego Dimensions is shutting down a year early – report
NEWS The end of toys to life?
1
World of Tanks getting ANZ server, but only part-time
World of Tanks getting ANZ server, but only part-time
NEWS Great pings... sometimes.
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Activision patents new matchmaking system that pushes microtransactions
Activision patents new matchmaking system that pushes microtransactions
NEWS Not in any games... yet.
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New Sony label to publish games for Switch, PC
New Sony label to publish games for Switch, PC
NEWS What a world.
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EA closes Visceral, Star Wars now at FIFA studio
EA closes Visceral, Star Wars now at FIFA studio
NEWS What a bummer.
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NZ-made space combat game Outer Rim hits Kickstarter
NZ-made space combat game Outer Rim hits Kickstarter
NEWS Evokes Wing Commander and X-Wing.
CD Projekt RED employees debate studio conditions
CD Projekt RED employees debate studio conditions
NEWS Management respond.
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Doom on Switch release date announced
Doom on Switch release date announced
NEWS Christmas holidays just got more interesting.
Dragon Age creative director leaves Bioware
Dragon Age creative director leaves Bioware
NEWS A growing trend for the developer.
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A Russian car company hid Tetris in its dashboard computers
A Russian car company hid Tetris in its dashboard computers
NEWS In Soviet Russia, car play you.
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Cliffy B's Lawbreakers might go free-to-play
Cliffy B's Lawbreakers might go free-to-play
NEWS Welcome to "sleazy" town.
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IGN acquires charitable storefront Humble Bundle
IGN acquires charitable storefront Humble Bundle
NEWS Looking for a break on its taxes?
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Pik-Pok releases Into the Dead 2, the sequel to its smash-hit endless runner
Pik-Pok releases Into the Dead 2, the sequel to its smash-hit endless runner
NEWS Now with doggos!
In-game content sales have tripled game industry revenues - report
In-game content sales have tripled game industry revenues - report
NEWS That is a whole lot of horse armour!
Cheaters being sued by Epic games: "Epic eat my ass"
Cheaters being sued by Epic games: "Epic eat my ass"
NEWS Classy stuff.
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H1Z1 Pro League promises US$50k player salary and shared revenues
H1Z1 Pro League promises US$50k player salary and shared revenues
NEWS The next big esport genre?
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Battle royale genre explodes, PUBG smashes more records
Battle royale genre explodes, PUBG smashes more records
NEWS All versus all.
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Titanfall developer announces "realistic" VR military shooter
Titanfall developer announces "realistic" VR military shooter
NEWS Paranoia and tension.
Left 4 Dead developer releases new VR RPG The Well
Left 4 Dead developer releases new VR RPG The Well
NEWS Plays like a story book.
Oculus announces budget headset and a price drop
Oculus announces budget headset and a price drop
NEWS Taking on Gear VR.
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The Orange Box and Portal turn 10
The Orange Box and Portal turn 10
NEWS An ode to a classic.
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New mechanics delay Early Access release of Stationeers
New mechanics delay Early Access release of Stationeers
NEWS First year of development celebrated.
Tamagotchi turns 20, gets re-release
Tamagotchi turns 20, gets re-release
NEWS Good lord, why?
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