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WB delays remastered Arkham games indefinitely

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WB delays remastered Arkham games indefinitely

The recently-announced Batman: Return to Arkham collection has been delayed indefinitely, according to WB Games staffer Steve Grayson.

Posting on the WB Games forum, Grayson said the decision was made "after reviewing the progress of the project."

Echoing numerous delay statements from other developers, Grayson said the delay was intended "to give the team at [porting house] Virtuos Games additional time to deliver a polished Batman Arkham game experience."

"We do not have a release date yet and will be sure to communicate that once we are sure the game will be ready," he added.

Originally set for a July 26 release, Return to Arkham packages together remastered Unreal Engine 4 versions of Rocksteady's critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, as well as all related DLC.

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Prison Architect makes a break for consoles

Prison Architect makes a break for consoles

Prison Architect is coming to console, after escaping onto PC in October last year.

In Prison Architect, players build and manage their own maximum security prison built to hold the most hardened of criminals. The console editions include a fully‐fledged story mode and sandbox mode with entirely new in‐game community features allowing players to build, maintain and share their maximum security prisons.

Console editions will include a unique Prison Warden Mode, which will allow players to take control of a pre-built prison. Console players will also be able to to share prisons online, and try governing prisons that have been uploaded by others thanks to a new feature, World of Wardens.

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Brexit trumps Donald as Plague Inc's worst disease

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Brexit trumps Donald as Plague Inc's worst disease

Brexit is now the top disease name in Plague Inc., according to developer Ndemic Creations.

Ndemic's infection simulator allows players to choose custom names for the diseases they unleash onto the world.

The player community's previous most-virulent disease, Donald Trump, now comes in second, just above Death.

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Ghostbusters cross VR and haunted house streams

Ghostbusters cross VR and haunted house streams

A new Ghostbusters "hyper-reality" attraction in New York promises to push the boundaries of virtual reality.

Produced by VR firm The Void, Ghostbusters: Dimension puts players in the role of Ghostbusters as they move through a haunted apartment complex, shooting and trapping ghosts along the way.

Using wireless, backpack-mounted PCs, VR headsets, and guns, players move freely through a large, multi-room space, their movements tracked by cameras operating similarly to Hollywood motion capture systems.

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July PlayStation Plus games include two brand-new titles

July PlayStation Plus games include two brand-new titles

PlayStation Plus subscribers will get access to two brand-new games in the July salvo of free games on the service.

In addition to previously-released Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell, the service will provide access to brand-new action game Furi and a Starter Pack for Epic Studios' MOBA-like Paragon.

Revealed last year, Furi is an indie action title focused entirely on boss fights.

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Nintendo is keeping the NX secret to avoid copycats

Nintendo is keeping the NX secret to avoid copycats

Nintendo's lack of communication on its upcoming NX console is due to copycat concerns, according to Super Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto.

At E3 2016, Miyamoto told the Associated Press that "in terms of NX, there's an idea that we're working on...that's why we can't share anything at this point."

Pressed as to how Nintendo felt about upcoming console offerings from Sony and Microsoft, Miyamoto stressed that the company was not merely upgrading its system specs.

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Godus development said to be winding down at 22cans

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Godus development said to be winding down at 22cans

22cans has apparently left god-game Godus behind, choosing to work on mobile game The Trail instead, according to sources at Eurogamer.

In addition to reported staff reassignments, lead Godus designer Konrad Naszynski's contract was not renewed when it expired earlier this year.

CEO Simon Phillips denied that development had ceased, telling Eurogamer that "Godus is an ongoing project, on both PC and mobile."

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System Shock remaster now a reboot, Kickstarter, and demo

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System Shock remaster now a reboot, Kickstarter, and demo

NightDive's System Shock Remastered has been upgraded from a remaster to a reboot, with a demo and Kickstarter campaign live now.

Now simply titled System Shock, the game is being described by NightDive's Stephen Kick as "a full-fledged reboot of a classic game into something new."

The studio's Kickstarter campaign is seeking US$900,000 to bring the game to completion, with stretch goals currently revealed up to US$1.9 million.

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PlayStation pulls the plug on Ustream broadcasts

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PlayStation pulls the plug on Ustream broadcasts

PlayStation support for Ustream is coming to an end on August 1.

Services allowing players to broadcast gameplay to Ustream or view Ustream broadcasts via Live from PlayStation will be removed from PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and the PlayStation app.

"We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your understanding," said Sony.

Thursday 30 June

Prison Architect makes a break for consoles
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Prison Architect makes a break for consoles
Time in solitary comes to a close.
The Spatials: Galactology trailer
Trailer
The Spatials: Galactology trailer
Build and protect your space station.
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Ghostbusters cross VR and haunted house streams
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Ghostbusters cross VR and haunted house streams
But you have to go to NYC.
Win a Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum gaming mouse
Competition
Win a Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum gaming mouse
Professional-grade performance.
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WB delays remastered Arkham games indefinitely
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WB delays remastered Arkham games indefinitely
Batmobile lost a wheel.
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July PlayStation Plus games include two brand-new titles
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July PlayStation Plus games include two brand-new titles
...and a Saints Row.
Nintendo is keeping the NX secret to avoid copycats
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Nintendo is keeping the NX secret to avoid copycats
Eyes on your own console.
Inside launch trailer
Trailer
Inside launch trailer
MXGP 2 launch trailer
Trailer
MXGP 2 launch trailer
Fru launch trailer
Trailer
Fru launch trailer

Wednesday 29 June

Fun First: DICE's vision for Battlefield 1
Interview
Fun First: DICE's vision for Battlefield 1
A chat with senior producer Aleksander Grondal.
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Godus development said to be winding down at 22cans
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Godus development said to be winding down at 22cans
Godus, deader than dead?
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Pioneers teaser
Trailer
Pioneers teaser
Jump into the World of Warcraft: Legion beta
Beta Event
Jump into the World of Warcraft: Legion beta
500 beta invites must go!
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No Man's Sky's composers take soundtrack on tour
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No Man's Sky's composers take soundtrack on tour
Can you wave a lighter in outer space?
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Stasis developer announces free standalone spin-off
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Stasis developer announces free standalone spin-off
With early access to Stasis backers.
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