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British advertising authority investigating No Man's Sky

British advertising authority investigating No Man's Sky

England's Advertising Standards Authority has launched an investigation into No Man's Sky for misleading advertising.

The investigation centres on No Man's Sky's marketing material - specifically, the assets and descriptions on its Steam store page.

It appears to have been instigated thanks to a formal complaint from Reddit user AzzerUK, who claimed to "feel personally misled" by the game's pre-release marketing, saying "the marketing of the game was very different to the end game."

According to AzzerUK, the elements under investigation by the ASA include:

Videos:
User interface design
Ship flying behaviour (in formation; with a ‘wingman’; flying close to the ground)
Behaviour of animals (in herds; destroying scenery; in water; reacting to surroundings)
Large-scale space combat
Structures and buildings as pictured
Flowing water
Speed of galaxy warp/loading time
Aiming systems

Screenshots:
Size of creatures
Behaviour of ships and sentinels
Structures and buildings as pictured

Store Page in general:
Quality of graphics
References to: lack of loading screens, trade convoys between stars, factions vying over territory
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Wasteland 3 announced with series-first multiplayer

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Wasteland 3 announced with series-first multiplayer

Developer inXile today announced Wasteland 3, the latest in its post-apocalyptic RPG series.

The sequel will bring vehicles, new environmental dangers, and a new, "more fluid" action system to the game's turn- and party-based role playing.

It will also feature both synchronous and asynchronous multiplayer - a first for the series.

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Battlefield 2142 lives again thanks to fan revival

Battlefield 2142 lives again thanks to fan revival

Even though Battlefield 2142 went the way of the dinosaur in 2014 when EA shut down its GameSpy servers, the title has been given a new lease on life thanks to a fan revival.

The project, aptly named Battlefield 2142 Revive Project went live with servers on September 23, and has seen its concurrent player count top 1000 players.

At the time of writing, more than 8700 players had logged in today, with the project's homebrew servers hosting up to 64 players at a time.

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NZGC leaders face off against 2015 champions tonight

NZGC leaders face off against 2015 champions tonight

NZGC point leader King V is up against last year's champion Villains tonight.

The match will be held at the Hexedome and will stream live on the Let's Play Live Twitch page.

King V has won all three of its matches so far, and has only conceded a single game. Villains, however, has seen a more tumultuous path to second place, conceding three games in competition, and losing one match completely.

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Former Sony exec: PS Vita was "just too late"

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Former Sony exec: PS Vita was "just too late"

It may have been the right device, but the PlayStation Vita was released at the wrong time, says former Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Jack Tretton.

Doing an interview with IGN, Tretton said the Vita was "a nice machine at a time when very few people felt they needed a dedicated portable device."

Given the rise of smartphones that took place concurrently with the Vita's launch, it's hardly surprising that - in Tretton's words - the Vita was "a great machine, it's just too late."

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Rumour: Destiny 2 coming to PC with all-new content

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Rumour: Destiny 2 coming to PC with all-new content

Destiny 2 will come to PC, and will feel like a true sequel to the first game, reports Kotaku.

Multiple sources told the outlet that the formally unannounced sequel would be released on PC as well as new-gen consoles, unlike its console-only predecessor.

The report also states that the sequel may leave the first game's characters and planets behind, in favour of all-new content.

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Team Liquid sold to consortium of sporting executives

Team Liquid sold to consortium of sporting executives

High-profile e-sports team Team Liquid has been acquired by a group of investors operating under the name aXiomatic.

The group is led by Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Peter Guber and Washington Wizards owner (through Monumental Sports & Entertainment) Ted Leonsis.

Among its many investors are NBA hall-of-famer Magic Johnson; self-help guru Tony Robbins; Dick Clark Productions CEO Alan Shapiro; and a range of other sporting, entertainment, and tech executives.

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Beyond Good & Evil 2 possibly teased with new art

Beyond Good & Evil 2 possibly teased with new art

Beyond Good and Evil designer Michel Ancel today may have teased the long-awaited sequel to his 2003 classic.

Ancel posted a new piece of concept art to Instagram, possibly showing a younger version of the original game's porcine Uncle Pey'j.

Ubisoft's French-language Twitter account also tweeted out the link, with the message (translated from French): "Michel Ancel has an Instagram account, and we advise you to follow closely."

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Nintendo 64 emulator appears for Xbox One, somehow

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Nintendo 64 emulator appears for Xbox One, somehow

A surprise addition came to the Xbox Games Store this week, in the form of a Nintendo 64 emulator.

A modified version of Mupen64Plus, Win64e10 claims to be "the most advanced N64 emulator for Windows 10," enabling play of "all Nintendo 64 games."

Comments suggest that the app does not function particularly well on the console, with gameplay marred by lag and low frame rates.

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