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Forza comes to PC next week, minus wheel support

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Forza comes to PC next week, minus wheel support

The Forza Motorsport series will make its PC debut on May 5 when Forza Motorsport 6: Apex goes into open beta.

Apex runs on Windows 10 machines with at least a 3.7Ghz i3 processor and 2GB of VRAM, but beefier systems will be able to run the game at a 4K resolution.

However, it is tied to Microsoft’s maligned Universal Windows Platform, and will launch without wheel support or other features PC gamers have come to expect.

“Turn 10 is busy working to ensure that Apex delivers the kind of wheel support, performance, and features that racing fans expect from a range of available hardware,” said Xbox.

“We also plan to support additional features that we know are important to PC gamers, such as the ability to disable VSync and an in-app frame rate counter.”

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You can now co-op your way through demanding ARPG Hyper Light Drifter

You can now co-op your way through demanding ARPG Hyper Light Drifter

Hyper Light Drifter has been extremely well-received, but its toughness is off-putting to some.

However, developer Heart Machine has just added local co-op to the game, so at least now you can die alongside a friend.

"This was a mode we had cut months before we shipped due to time constraints, but have since gone back to because it's a lot of fun and felt worthwhile to take the time to complete," said the game’s creator Alex Preston in a post on Steam.

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Ex-Bungie dev unveils Twilight Zone-style thriller Asemblance

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Ex-Bungie dev unveils Twilight Zone-style thriller Asemblance

Fans of trippy television shows like The Twilight Zone, The X-Files and Black Mirror may wish to keep an eye out for first-person psychological thriller Asemblance.

The game's first episode is coming to PC and PS4 next month, and former Bungie designer Niles Sankey – who served as its creative director – isn’t hiding its influences.

“We’ve also found inspiration in games like P.T. and The Stanley Parable – experiences that allow players to explore different theories and ultimately engage one another to learn the truth,” he said on PS Blog.

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Rainbow Six: Siege security flaw allows cheats, DDoS attacks – report

Rainbow Six: Siege security flaw allows cheats, DDoS attacks – report

A security flaw in competitive FPS Rainbow Six: Siege is leaving players vulnerable to distributed denial of service attacks and enabling cheaters to prosper, according to several reports on Reddit.

The problem appears to be related to the game’s use of peer-to-peer connections for its voice comms. During the games beta last year, some players realised that thanks to the comms setup, using widely-available tools (like those detailed in this video), they could reveal the IP addresses of everyone in the current match.

This being the Internet, some then used this information to execute DDoS attacks on opposition players, disabling their connections. Others used it to win ranked matches (also here, here, and here).

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Former Titanfall coder: The Division may need total netcode rewrite

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Former Titanfall coder: The Division may need total netcode rewrite

A veteran video game network coder says The Division may need a "complete rewrite" to fix its ongoing cheating problem.

In a post on his blog, former Respawn and Sony programmer Glenn Fiedler, who has specialised in network coding, outlined base-level problems that could explain the issues the game has faced.

Although some glitches are "things the QA department should have probably picked up," and can be fixed, Fiedler found evidence of a more fundamental problem that he described as "super bad news."

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Dark Souls creator already working on new IP

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Dark Souls creator already working on new IP

From Software is already working on a new IP to follow its hit Souls series, according to a new interview.

Speaking with Chinese outlet GGN Gamer (and translated roughly), company president and Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki said that "there's absolutely no plan right now for any sequels, spin-offs or tie-ins."

"I think it's time we take a step to a new direction," said Miyazaki; "development of a new IP has already begun."

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Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing coming to mobile

Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing coming to mobile

Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing will form the basis of Nintendo's next two mobile apps, the company has confirmed.

Both will be "pure game applications," especially compared to the company's graphical social app Miitomo.

Fire Emblem will occupy the same strategy-RPG genre as its big siblings, but will be "more accessible" for the mobile market.

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Early Uncharted 4 copies stolen in "violent assault"

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Early Uncharted 4 copies stolen in "violent assault"

The copies of Uncharted 4 that recently appeared on eBay are stolen, says Sony.

Posting on the PlayStation Blog, Sony Computer Entertainment president Shuhei Yoshida said that "a number of copies" of Naughty Dog's adventure title "were stolen in transit."

A company spokesperson told MCV that "some contents from a lorry [...] including a quantity of the much anticipated Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, was stolen in the UK, during a violent assault."

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You can now play Minecraft on Samsung's Gear VR

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You can now play Minecraft on Samsung's Gear VR

You can now play Minecraft on Samsung’s Gear VR mobile virtual reality headset.

The Gear VR version of the game has all the features of Pocket Edition, costs the same (US$7), and has cross-platform play with regular Pocket and Windows 10 editions.

The game has been tweaked for VR though: you can use your head to steer where your character goes, and the cursor now sticks to blocks as you dig at them.