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New seasons of The Walking Dead, Wolf Among Us, and Batman incoming

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New seasons of The Walking Dead, Wolf Among Us, and Batman incoming

A final season of The Walking Dead and a second season of The Wolf Among Us are coming next year, Telltale Games has announced.

The fourth and final season of The Walking Dead will focus on Clementine, and will release on consoles, PC/Mac, iOS and Android-based devices.

To the series has sold more than 50 million episodes worldwide to date.

The second season of The Wolf Among Us, the episodic adventure based on Bill Willingham's Fables comic book series, will come in the second half of 2018 to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android-based devices.

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NZ Game Developers Conference tickets available now

NZ Game Developers Conference tickets available now

Tickets are now available for New Zealand’s premier game development conference.

The New Zealand Game Developers Conference (NZGDC) is an annual professional game development conference for primarily a New Zealand audience. It focuses on practical and inspirational content, and provides networking opportunities with international guests.

The theme this year, Luck by Design, is about dispelling the myth of overnight success.

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Aussie adventure Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles roams to stores today

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Aussie adventure Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles roams to stores today

The debut from Brisbane "micro-AAA" studio Prideful Sloth hits PlayStation 4 and PC today.

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is an open-world adventure from Prideful Sloth, a developer comprised of vets from the Batman: Arkham and The Elder Scrolls series, DMC: Devil May Cry, Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Rome: Total War.

Set on an island paradise plagued by a mysterious dark force, Yonder tells the story of a young adventurer returning to a home he never knew. After washing ashore, he befriends the locals and encounters magical sprites capable of dispelling the Murk corrupting the realm.

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BioWare GM Aaryn Flynn replaced by former director Casey Hudson

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BioWare GM Aaryn Flynn replaced by former director Casey Hudson

BioWare general manager Aaryn Flynn announced today that after 17 years of service, he is leaving the studio at the end of this month.

Flynn joined BioWare straight after university, got married just as the studio finished Neverwinter Nights, had his first son while wrapping up Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and a second son right after Jade Empire.

He was director of programming on Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age: Origins, and then took over as general manager of BioWare for the development of Dragon Age II, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Mass Effect 3, and Mass Effect Andromeda.

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IDGA calls Aussie Greens senator's resignation "devastating"

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IDGA calls Aussie Greens senator's resignation "devastating"

The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association has called the resignation of Australian senator and games advocate Scott Ludlam "devastating".

Ludlam, a senator and deputy leader for Australian Greens party, resigned last week after it emerged that he holds dual citizenship with New Zealand, a breach of the constitution that rendered his re-election invalid.

"Scott Ludlam was undoubtedly the biggest advocate for the video games development industry in Australia," said the IDGA in a statement.

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Ataribox design revealed, will be crowdfunded

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Ataribox design revealed, will be crowdfunded

Atari will soon attempt to crowdfund the Ataribox, its first console in more than 20 years.

The company began teasing the console last month, and has now unveiled its design in a short blog post.

A note to investors issued at the end of last month indicated that the console will be crowdfunded in order to limit risk taking.

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Ni no Kuni II delayed, won't feature multiplayer after all

Ni no Kuni II delayed, won't feature multiplayer after all

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom won’t be out in November as expected, game director Akihiro Hino announced today.

Instead, the JRPG sequel is now scheduled to launch for PlayStation 4 and PC on January 19, 2018.

"We have decided that more development time is required in order to deliver the full Ni no Kuni II experience to our fans," said Hino.

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Aussie puzzler Death Squared is now available on Switch

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Aussie puzzler Death Squared is now available on Switch

Aussie co-op title Death Squared is now available on Nintendo Switch, and it even comes with a few Switch-exclusive levels.

A couch co-op puzzler where a team of robots work together to escape an ominous laboratory, Death Squared was created by SMG Studio in Melbourne, and has been well-received on other platforms.

The game features an 80-stage campaign for up to two players, and 40 additional four-player party mode puzzles.

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Gran Turismo Sport is now coming to PS4 on October 18

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Gran Turismo Sport is now coming to PS4 on October 18

PlayStation 4 exclusive racer Gran Turismo Sport finally has a new release date: October 17.

The game was originally due out last November, but it was delayed after not shaping up quickly enough.

In fact, at its announce, it was looking fairly mediocre compared to the competition. By E3 last year, things had improved significantly, so here's hoping that continued into this year.