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Kiwi city builder Goblins of Elderstone is available next week

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Kiwi city builder Goblins of Elderstone is available next week

Gamers will soon have tribes of mischievous goblins at their disposal, as Kiwi critter and city management title Goblins of Elderstone launches to the public next week.

Goblins of Elderstone is pitched as a city builder crossed with a goblin tribe simulator. You grow a tiny clan into dominating tribe, battle other races, raid dungeons, and attempt to maintain order within your green-skinned community.

The game's "alpha 2.0" will be available on June 5 for US$20 via itch.io's First Access programme, which is similar to Steam Early Access except it isn't viewed as a proper launch pad the way Early Access is.

"This is exciting for us. It's the first public retail version I guess you could call it," Lost Goblin founder Gustav Seymore says.

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Your bandwidth is safe: only Xbox One X will download 4K assets

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Your bandwidth is safe: only Xbox One X will download 4K assets

Last week there was some measure of shock in the Xbox community when it was discovered that thanks to its 4K assets, the download for upcoming racer Forza Motorsport 7 will weigh in at around 100GB.

However, Microsoft has told Aussie site Stevivor that only the Xbox One X will download the game's 4K assets, so the bandwidth of Xbox One and Xbox One S owners will be somewhat spared.

“With the launch of Xbox One X, when it comes to game content our intention is to download the correct assets to the correct console,” a Microsoft representative told Stevivor.

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Ex-Playdead CEO's next game is a side-scroller not unlike Limbo and Inside

Ex-Playdead CEO's next game is a side-scroller not unlike Limbo and Inside

The former CEO of Playdead is working on another moody side-scroller.

Playdead co-founder Dino Patti's new studio is a UK venture called Jumpship, and it is making a sci-fi action adventure called Somerville, a teaser for which you can watch below.

Patti left Playdead last July after 10 years with the company, over which time it released a pair of lauded titles in Limbo and Inside.

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Rugby League Live 4 to tackle consoles next month

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Rugby League Live 4 to tackle consoles next month

Rugby League Live 4 will release on July 28 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, publisher Tru Blu Entertainment has announced.

Those of you with good memories will recall that the game was announced earlier this year for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, but there was no mention of the latter platform in today's release date announcement.

According to Tru Blu, RLL4 builds on the strong foundation set by prior entries in the franchise. New features include a stadium creator, new face capture technology, and a more in-depth career mode. Controls have been refined as well.

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SNES Classic Edition confirmed, contains previously unseen Star Fox 2

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SNES Classic Edition confirmed, contains previously unseen Star Fox 2

As rumoured, Nintendo is releasing a mini version of its famous SNES console this year.

The Super NES Classic Edition follows on from last year's limited-run NES Classic, and comes with a pair of controllers, an HDMI cable, and 21 pre-installed games.

One such game is Star Fox 2, a title which Nintendo created for the SNES 22 years ago, but never released.

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Blank Esports wins its way to the Overwatch Pacific Champs final in Taiwan

Blank Esports wins its way to the Overwatch Pacific Champs final in Taiwan

Australia's Blank Esports is through to the grand of the Overwatch Pacific Championship in Taiwan.

The Australian team topped the table in the first round of the regular season, and finished second in the second round to secure a second place finish and a playoffs berth.

Over the weekend, it defeated Taiwan's ahq e-Sports Club in 4-2, 4-1 to advance to the championship final.

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Crush Counter Capital fighting game tournament to rock Welly this weekend

Crush Counter Capital fighting game tournament to rock Welly this weekend

There will be a rumble in the capital this weekend, but not one that will close local cinemas and car park buildings (hopefully).

Crush Counter Capital (CCC) is a new fighting game tournament being put on by Expansion NZ.

According to Expansion, the event's focus is on providing a showground for fighting game players, but it will also give them a space to meet like-minded gamers and grow the community.

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Kanga Esports Paladins team to take on world's best at Dreamhack Valencia

Kanga Esports Paladins team to take on world's best at Dreamhack Valencia

Kanga Esports' dominant Paladins team is on its way to Dreamhack Valencia.

The reigning Oceania champions conquered all in the six-week AU$10,000 Path To Valencia tournament that concluded at the Hi-Rez Mid Year Finals in Adelaide over the weekend.

Kanga battled Kings in the final, and while Kings ended Kanga’s 160+ map winning streak, the latter triumphed easily, 4-1.

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Legacy gets its revenge in Smite OPL Split 2 grand final

Legacy gets its revenge in Smite OPL Split 2 grand final

Legacy Esports has taken sweet revenge on LG Dire Wolves in the second split of the Smite Oceanic Pro League.

Legacy fell to the Wolves in the Split 1 grand finals in April at IEM Sydney, but shocked the Wolves in Adelaide over the weekend to take the Split 2 grand finals, 3-1.

The grand final loss was only the Wolves' second in the six week split, and it saw Legacy go home with the lion's share of the event's AU$25,000 prize pool.

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