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RocketWerkz teases Living Dark, a neo-noir adventure

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RocketWerkz teases Living Dark, a neo-noir adventure

Dunedin's RocketWerkz is teasing a project called Living Dark, a neo-noir adventure driven by a procedural narrative.

The game takes place in Vox, a near-future city "straining under tensions it can barely control", and looks to explore themes of inequality, violence, manipulation, and control.

"Fight for friends, factions or your own future, but survive at all costs in a society where justice is only for the powerful," the official site reads.

Procedural mission systems, characters and dialogue mean the events around you are generated as a consequence of your actions, relationships and choices.

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PS4 sales cross 70 million, PS VR hits two million

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PS4 sales cross 70 million, PS VR hits two million

Sony has sold more than 70.6 million PlayStation 4s, the company announced today.

For comparison's sake, the PlayStation 1 sold 103 million, PlayStation 2 sold more than 155 million in nine years on the market, and the PlayStation 3 sold more than 83.8 million.

Today Sony also announced that more than 617.8 million PS4 games have been sold at retail stores and through digital downloads on PlayStation Store, more than two million PlayStation VR units and 12.2 million VR games have been sold.

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Dunedin studio announces meditative butterfly title

Dunedin's Runaway Play announces meditative butterfly title Flutter VR

Dunedin mobile games studio Runaway Play is launching a VR version of Flutter, its popular butterfly title.

Flutter VR is "a relaxing, meditative experience that a player can comfortably immerse themselves in for short gameplay periods and feel utterly transported to the tranquil rainforest", Runaway said.

It will launch for Google Daydream on December 12.

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Dying Light is getting a battle royale mode via standalone expansion Bad Blood

Dying Light is getting a battle royale mode via standalone expansion Bad Blood

Techland has announced a battle royale mode for zombie slaughterfest Dying Light.

Dying Light: Bad Blood is a standalone expansion that according to Techland
will offer violent and dynamic online matches that blend PvP and PvE styles of gameplay.

Here's how a Bad Blood match works:

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The Crew 2 and Far Cry 5 delayed

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The Crew 2 and Far Cry 5 delayed

Ubisoft has pushed back the releases of The Crew 2, Far Cry 5, and an unannounced game.

The Crew 2 was due out on March 16, but will now release sometime between April and September.

Far Cry 5 was originally scheduled to release on February 27, but will now launch one month later on March 27.

"This decision is in line with our strategic vision of developing even more engaging and higher quality experiences for gamers," said Ubisoft worldwide studios executive director Christine Burgess-Quémardctor.

"Taking more time with Assassin's Creed Origins enabled our talented development team to fully express their creative vision.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider slyly announced

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider slyly announced

Square Enix has announced that a new Tomb Raider game is coming, while sneakily acknowledging that it is Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

Overnight, the company tweeted the following message [emphasis ours]:

Square Enix is excited to share some big news with you next year.

Honestly, we wish we could share it with you right now but we're taking a new approach this time.

A new Tomb Raider game is coming.

Driven by our goal of putting our fans first, we want you to know that it won't be very long between the official reveal and when you can play.

Our journey together will begin with a major event in 2018.

We simply can't wait to take you on Lara Croft's defining adventure.
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Here's a detailed look at PUBG's new map

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Here's a detailed look at PUBG's new map

Bluehole has given its insatiable playerbase a decent look at the upcoming desert map for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

Called Miramar, the map will be showcased at The Game Awards this week.

It will feature new weapons – a six-shot revolver called the R45, a Win94 rifle, and a sawed-off shotgun – and a new truck.

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RocketWerkz teases Living Dark, a neo-noir adventure
RocketWerkz teases Living Dark, a neo-noir adventure
NEWS Procedural systems in an open world.
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PS4 sales cross 70 million, PS VR hits two million
PS4 sales cross 70 million, PS VR hits two million
NEWS Closing on PS3.
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Dunedin's Runaway Play announces meditative butterfly title Flutter VR
Dunedin's Runaway Play announces meditative butterfly title Flutter VR
NEWS Floats to Google Daydream on December 12.
Dying Light is getting a battle royale mode via standalone expansion Bad Blood
Dying Light is getting a battle royale mode via standalone expansion Bad Blood
NEWS A mix of co-op and betrayal.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider slyly announced
Shadow of the Tomb Raider slyly announced
NEWS Full unveil next year.
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The Crew 2 and Far Cry 5 delayed
The Crew 2 and Far Cry 5 delayed
NEWS Quality control.
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Here's a detailed look at PUBG's new map
Here's a detailed look at PUBG's new map
NEWS Say hello to Miramar.
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Portal returns in standalone Bridge Constructor mashup
Portal returns in standalone Bridge Constructor mashup
NEWS Out this month.
PS Store lists March 22 release for God of War
PS Store lists March 22 release for God of War
NEWS Yes please.
Samsara is a clever-looking reflective puzzler from Auckland's Marker
Samsara is a clever-looking reflective puzzler from Auckland's Marker
NEWS Portal play.
Big Ant Studios is making an Australia Open tennis title
Big Ant Studios is making an Australia Open tennis title
NEWS With special player AI.
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Mega Man 11, Mega Man X collections announced
Mega Man 11, Mega Man X collections announced
NEWS Also: Legacy Collection coming to Switch.
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Gfinity expands to Australia with AU$450k prize pool
Gfinity expands to Australia with AU$450k prize pool
NEWS "The Big Bash League of esports."
PUBG won't run at a higher frame rate on Xbox One X
PUBG won't run at a higher frame rate on Xbox One X
NEWS 4K textures a while off yet.
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Riot restructures League of Legends OPL for 2018
Riot restructures League of Legends OPL for 2018
NEWS More stability for OPL players.
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Hand of Fate 2 deals to Xbox One players from today
Hand of Fate 2 deals to Xbox One players from today
NEWS With native 4K support.
Doritos asked Geoff Keighley to wear Doritos Pope outfit at Game Awards
Doritos asked Geoff Keighley to wear Doritos Pope outfit at Game Awards
NEWS "I was offended."
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You can now pay real money for virtual land in Star Citizen
You can now pay real money for virtual land in Star Citizen
NEWS Just US$50-100!
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Player anger sees Bungie issue Destiny 2 feature roadmap
Player anger sees Bungie issue Destiny 2 feature roadmap
NEWS Another XP system overhaul coming.
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Cosmetic items in Battlefront II loot boxes would violate Star Wars canon – EA
Cosmetic items in Battlefront II loot boxes would violate Star Wars canon – EA
NEWS But three eras together doesn't!
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Australia and NZ join Overwatch Contender's League
Australia and NZ join Overwatch Contender's League
NEWS Open Division kicks off in Jan.
Huge new Civilization VI expansion announced
Huge new Civilization VI expansion announced
NEWS Nine new leaders, eight new civs, and more.
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Aussie government agencies weigh in on loot boxes
Aussie government agencies weigh in on loot boxes
NEWS Are they gambling? Does it matter?
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Kiwi creative director joins Journey studio Thatgamecompany
Kiwi creative director joins Journey studio Thatgamecompany
NEWS Runaway Play founder heads to LA.
Belgium says loot boxes are gambling, wants to ban them
Belgium says loot boxes are gambling, wants to ban them
NEWS Belgium knows what's up.
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Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition announced for PC
Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition announced for PC
NEWS Beamdog's back.
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Hours before launch, EA suspends Battlefront II microtransactions
Hours before launch, EA suspends Battlefront II microtransactions
NEWS "We’ve heard the concerns."
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Path of Exile's next expansion is end-game shake-up War for the Atlas
Path of Exile's next expansion is end-game shake-up War for the Atlas
NEWS The Elder vs The Shaper.
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EA promises to tweak Star Wars Battlefront II progression
EA promises to tweak Star Wars Battlefront II progression
NEWS "Nothing should feel unattainable."
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Marvel pulls support for Marvel Heroes, MMO to shut down
Marvel pulls support for Marvel Heroes, MMO to shut down
NEWS Crisis on finite servers.
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