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Destiny 2 confirmed for Sept 8 on consoles and PC

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Destiny 2 confirmed for Sept 8 on consoles and PC

As rumoured, Destiny 2 is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on September 8.

Bungie and Activision officially unveiled the shared world sequel this morning with a cinematic trailer and, of course, pre-order information.

The first gameplay will be streamed by Bungie on May 20.

The game is the sequel to the internationally acclaimed Destiny, a first-person action game that takes the player on an epic journey to defend humanity from annihilation. However, in Destiny 2, all players will be starting from scratch.

Notably (and infuriatingly), PlayStation 4 owners will get additional timed exclusive content for the game.

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Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has left the company

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Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has left the company

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is no longer working at the company.

Oculus owner Facebook has not given a reason for Luckey's departure, but it did release the following statement: "Palmer will be dearly missed. Palmer’s legacy extends far beyond Oculus. His inventive spirit helped kickstart the modern VR revolution and helped build an industry. We’re thankful for everything he did for Oculus and VR, and we wish him all the best."

Luckey sparked interest in VR back in 2012 with the reveal of the Oculus headset, and he was a prominent figure in the VR industry until news broke last year that he was funding a political organisation dedicated to promoting Donald Trump and "shitposting" Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

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Dean Hall returns to Early Access with Stationeers, a hardcore space sim

Dean Hall returns to Early Access with Stationeers, a hardcore space sim

Dunedin-based studio Rocketwerkz has announced Stationeers, a hardcore multiplayer space management sim.

Rocketwerkz founder Dean Hall unveiled the game at Eurogamer's Rezzed Expo in London this morning, and it is playable on that's show floor.

Six of Rocketwerks' 40 staff are working on the game, which Hall describes as a hardcore, niche title he's been interested in making for a decade.

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BioWare to address Mass Effect: Andromeda feedback next week

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BioWare to address Mass Effect: Andromeda feedback next week

BioWare is promising to improve Mass Effect: Andromeda, and will outline its plans for doing so next week.

The action RPG has seen a mixed reaction so far, with its writing, animation, and bugs – among other things – under fire from the press and fans alike.

I reviewed the Xbox One version and Chris tackled the PC version of Andromeda. Although the game has numerous flaws, it also does many things well, and that saw both our reviews come out pretty positive.

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MMO The Secret World is relaunching, but it's now an action RPG

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MMO The Secret World is relaunching, but it's now an action RPG

Conan Exiles developer Funcom is relaunching MMO The Secret World as a free-to-play shared-world action RPG.

That's right: it's the exact same game, but in a slightly different genre. Weird.

The Secret World initially launched as a subscription product in mid-2012, but despite garnering praise for its story and unique setting, it failed to gather much of a following.

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Players unhappy Blizzard has reneged on WoW gear-scaling

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Players unhappy Blizzard has reneged on WoW gear-scaling

A controversial change to late-game enemies in World of Warcraft has some players up in arms.

Overnight, players at the game's maximum level noticed that the health pools of enemies are now tied to the gear level of players.

In other words, the stronger the players, the more health enemies have – a system known as "scaling-to-gear".

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 reveal coming April 16

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 reveal coming April 16

In a shocking twist that absolutely no-one could possibly have seen coming, the sequel to 2015's somewhat thin Star Wars Battlefront will be called – wait for it – Star Wars Battlefront 2.

Electronic Arts formally announced the game today, and promised to show the game's first trailer during a panel at Star Wars Celebration 2017, which takes place in mid-April.

The panel will feature members of the game’s development team from three EA studios: DICE, Criterion and Motive.

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Persona 5 is stealing the hearts of critics, and their spare time

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Persona 5 is stealing the hearts of critics, and their spare time

The reviews are in for JRPG Persona 5, and according to critics, 2017 continues to dole out incredible games.

Persona 5 is currently sitting on an OpenCritic score of 93, and has more than its fair share of perfect 10s from outlets around the world. Notably, VG247's Alex Donaldson is calling it the best JRPG in a decade.

Those scores see Persona 5 tied with Undertale and Uncharted 4 for the eighth highest score of all-time on OpenCritic.

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Devastatingly handsome, witty Kiwis announce charity stream

Devastatingly handsome, witty Kiwis announce charity stream

This Sunday a group of Kiwis streamers are gaming for 12 hours to raise donations for Starship Hospital.

Wellington-based group Leaping Tiger is hosting the event live via Twitch, bringing together some of the cities’ best streamers and gaming communities (full disclosure: including the handsome devil who wrote this very news item).

From noon until midnight, Leaping Tiger will be playing a variety of different games alongside some awesome Wellington based streamers and gaming community reps. Titles on the list include Street Fighter V, Overwatch, Destiny, Overcooked, Ultimate Chicken Horse, Glitterman Grove, Mario Kart 8, and whatever I'm forcing everyone to play.