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Wider variety of female bodies coming to LoL, says Riot

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Wider variety of female bodies coming to LoL, says Riot

League of Legends will soon feature a wider selection of female champion body types, claims Riot Games.

Speaking at Comic-Con (as reported by Polygon), League of Legends producer Omar Kendall answered a fan question about female diversity in the game, stating that Riot was investigating "new strategies for what our champions look like".

"It's something that we're paying a lot more attention to now and you'll see that soon," he said.

The developer was looking at different body types and shapes, said Kendall.

"How can we make [a champion] that's not like all these other guys?" he asked rhetorically.

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Gratuitous Space Battles is getting a sequel with some "very sexy" new features

Gratuitous Space Battles is getting a sequel with some "very sexy" new features

Top-down space strategy title Gratuitous Space Battles is getting a sequel, developer Positech Games announced today.

The Democracy studio said that Gratuitous Space Battles 2 features an entirely re-written custom engine, vastly better visual effects, a much-improved GUI, Steam achievements, mod support, and “some very sexy undisclosed new features”.

“The game is especially targeting gamers with multiple monitor setups who enjoy ridiculously over the top space battles, but the engine should comfortable scale down to much older PC’s too,” said Positech.

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Nintendo details Bayonetta 2's co-op mode

Nintendo details Bayonetta 2's co-op mode

Nintendo has given some details on how Bayonetta 2's multiplayer mode will function.

As reported by Siliconera, the game’s co-op mode, called “Tag Climax”, can be played with a friend, a stranger, or an AI partner, and is a wave survival mode that also features boss battles.

At the start of each round, players will be able to bet Halos (the game’s currency) on who will end the round with the most points.

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Destiny beta now open to almost everyone

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Destiny beta now open to almost everyone

Got FOMO over the Destiny beta? Well prepare to get un-FOMO’d, as it is now open to (almost) everybody.

There is one catch – you’ll need Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus. Oh, and a console.

It looks like the beta is being opened up to stress test the servers.

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Sony settles PSN outage class-action, but denies wrongdoing

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Sony settles PSN outage class-action, but denies wrongdoing

Sony has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit that stems from the weeks-long outage of PlayStation Network in 2011, but it continues to deny that the data of its users was vulnerable.

"A proposed settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuits arising from the April 2011 criminal cyber-attacks on the PlayStation Network, Qriocity, and Sony Online Entertainment services," a Sony representative told Polygon.

"Information regarding the proposed settlement, which is subject to final approval by the Court, is available in the settlement agreement and other documents filed with the Court.

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Far Cry 4's hero "not the white saviour, not the dudebro"

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Far Cry 4's hero "not the white saviour, not the dudebro"

Ubisoft is looking to improve on Far Cry 3’s oft-criticised script, says one of its writers.

Writer C.J. Kershner told Polygon, "We were aware of the discussions happening about Far Cry 3. People identified some problems.

"Our protagonist is not the white saviour, not the dudebro," added Kershner, who previously worked on the script for Homefront.

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An analogue stick has been added to the Steam Controller

An analogue stick has been added to the Steam Controller

It looks like Valve has added an analogue stick to its Steam Controller.

As spotted by Facepunch user DevinWatson, the latest update for digital distribution client Steam includes a new picture of the controller at the following location:

[Steam directory]\tenfoot\resource\images\library\alpha_conroller_l
ines_d0g.png

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The Uncharted movie has a release date but no Drake

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The Uncharted movie has a release date but no Drake

The Uncharted film will release on June 10, Sony has announced.

The Hollywood Reporter states that Uncharted: Drake's Fortune will fill the space left by the delay of Amazing Spider-Man 3, which is now slated for a 2018 release.

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune’s screenplay is being written by David Guggenheim (Safe House, Stolen), and will be directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief).

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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris to arrive late this year

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris to arrive late this year

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris will be available to download from December 9 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC, publisher Square Enix has announced.

The isometric action-adventure title is a sequel to the excellent Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.

It sees Lara travel to Egypt to defeat the evil god Set. To do so, she must join forces with rival archaeologist Carter Bell, along with imprisoned gods Horus and Isis.

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Areal campaign pulled by Kickstarter

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Areal campaign pulled by Kickstarter after clearing funding goal

Areal, the game pitched as "the definitive spiritual successor to the cult hit S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series" has been suspended from Kickstarter.

The crowdfunding effort was halted by Kickstarter with just two days remaining, and just after clearing its funding goal. No money will be taken from backers.

Kickstarter doesn't disclose why it suspends campaigns, but its terms of use outline a plethora of possible scenarios that can get a project pulled, including misrepresentation and self-pledging – both of which developer West Games has been accused of.

Friday 25 July


Far Cry 4 – Nepal BTS Part One video
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Far Cry 4 – Nepal BTS Part One video
VICE and Ubi go to Nepal.
Alien: Isolation - The Cast of Alien video
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Alien: Isolation - The Cast of Alien video
Because no-one knows gaming like aging actors.
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Wider variety of female bodies coming to LoL, says Riot
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Wider variety of female bodies coming to LoL, says Riot
New female champion incoming.
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Nintendo details Bayonetta 2's co-op mode
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Nintendo details Bayonetta 2's co-op mode
Wave-based survival with betting.
Destiny beta now open to almost everyone
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Destiny beta now open to almost everyone
All with PS+ or XBLG, that is.
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Trine Enchanted Edition trailer
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Trine Enchanted Edition trailer
Trine 1 in the Trine 2 engine.
Halo: Nightfall – First Look trailer
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Halo: Nightfall – First Look trailer
Halo TV series unveiled.

Thursday 24 July


Random Access Memories: Renegade
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Random Access Memories: Renegade
Classic '80s arcade beat-'em-up revisited.
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Let's Play: Renegade
Video Feature
Let's Play: Renegade
Matt relives his childhood in this 1986 beat-'em-up.
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Majestic Nights - teaser trailer
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Majestic Nights - teaser trailer
What if every conspiracy was true?
Grid Autosport – Best of British DLC trailer
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Grid Autosport – Best of British DLC trailer
Three new UK cars.
Velvet Sundown trailer
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Velvet Sundown trailer
Dead Calm.
Risen 3: Titan Lords – Back to The Roots feature video
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Risen 3: Titan Lords – Back to The Roots feature video
A handcrafted world.
WildStar – DevSpeak: Sabotage video
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WildStar – DevSpeak: Sabotage video
A massive multiplayer update.
Assassin's Creed Unity – Experience Trailer #1: New Engine, New Gameplay
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Assassin's Creed Unity – Experience Trailer #1: New Engine, New Gameplay
What makess Unity truly next-gen?
An analogue stick has been added to the Steam Controller
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An analogue stick has been added to the Steam Controller
Dual trackpads remain.
Dungeon Defenders Eternity gameplay trailer
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Dungeon Defenders Eternity gameplay trailer
An always-online definitive edition of DD.
The Uncharted movie has a release date but no Drake
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The Uncharted movie has a release date but no Drake
From the writer of Safe House.
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CounterSpy launch trailer
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CounterSpy launch trailer
Spy vs Spy.

Wednesday 23 July


Ratchet & Clank Trilogy review
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Ratchet & Clank Trilogy review
A trio of the duo.
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Areal campaign pulled by Kickstarter after clearing funding goal
News
Areal campaign pulled by Kickstarter
Dev blames Russia, other studios.
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Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas cinematic trailer
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Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas cinematic trailer
In the shadows lurks something more.
Destiny beta is back online a day early
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Destiny beta is back online a day early
Xbox gamers are now in.
League of Legends – A New Dawn cinematic trailer
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League of Legends – A New Dawn cinematic trailer
An impressive new vid from Riot.
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The team at Gameplanet plays on Alienware.