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Banned Pro Smash Bros. player retires: "I apologize... if what they say is true"

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Banned Pro Smash Bros. player retires: "I apologize... if what they say is true"

Professional Super Smash Bros. player Cristian 'Hyuga' Medina has announced his retirement from e-sports.

The announcement comes after Medina was accused of molesting fellow caster Victoria 'VikkiKitty' Perez while in Las Vegas, attending Evo 2016.

He had already been dropped by sponsor VRBootCamp, and was facing a recommended one year ban by the Global Smash 4 Leadership Group.

"I do not ever want to come to USA to play, I do not care, nor do I want to play in Mexico," said Medina in a statement linked to from his Twitter account.

"From my perspective, for me, is a very toxic environment and I RETIRE FROM COMPETITIVE SMASH, right now, I just want to concentrate on my life and in my career."

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"Huge demand" sees System Shock confirmed for PS4

"Huge demand" sees System Shock confirmed for PS4

The remake of 1994 sci-fi classic System Shock has been confirmed for PlayStation 4.

The PS4 version's 2018 release window was announced yesterday on PlayStation Blog by Nightdive Studios project director Jason Fader.

"There was such a huge demand for a PS4 version that we immediately did what we could to make that happen," said Fader.

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Reminder: Ping Zero begins tonight

Reminder: Ping Zero begins tonight

The Ping Zero LAN event kicks off tonight at the North Shore Events Centre in Auckland.

This will mark the 49th LAN operated by Ping Zero, and the first in partnership with Kiwi retailer Mighty Ape.

Over the course of the weekend Mighty Ape will give away a custom-built gaming PC to one lucky attendee, while Ping Zero itself will contribute a prize pool valued at NZ$3000 for tournament prizes and giveaways.

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Rocket League cross-play could happen in “a few hours”

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Rocket League cross-play could happen in “a few hours”

Rocket League developer Psyonix says cross-platform play could happen if only Sony would co-operate.

Vice president Jeremy Dunham told IGN that the developers had solved the technical issues surrounding play between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

“We’re literally at the point where all we need is the go-ahead on the Sony side and we can, in less than a business day, turn it on and have it up and working no problem,” said Dunham.

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Live-action Pokemon film gets Detective Pikachu on the case

Live-action Pokemon film gets Detective Pikachu on the case

A deal has been signed to produce a live-action film adaptation of the long-running Pokemon franchise, Variety reports.

The film will not be a direct adaptation of the property, however, focusing instead on “Detective Pikachu, a new character in the Pokemon universe.”

It will be produced by Legendary Pictures, best known for the Dark Knight trilogy, in conjunction with Nintendo.

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Destiny: Rise Of Iron has a ridiculous new Sparrow

Destiny: Rise Of Iron has a ridiculous new Sparrow

Destiny’s upcoming expansion Rise of Iron will include a brand-new Sparrow design, inspired by the Iron Lords.

The Iron Gjallarwing follows the same design principles of the popular Gjallarhorn rocket launcher, with silver wings and metallic accents.

For those who do not pre-order, it will be available from the in-game Eververse store - without the black and silver paint job.

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PlayStation VR's Cinematic Mode lets you play lying down

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PlayStation VR's Cinematic Mode lets you play lying down

PlayStation VR’s banner applications are mostly virtual reality games, but one included feature may prove useful for non-interactive content as well, according to a recent PlayStation Japan post.

Cinematic Mode allows players to simulate a flat screen inside the VR headset, rendering a virtual screen in front of their eyes through which to play traditional games or watch video content.

Three simulated screen sizes are available, all eclipsing most traditional televisions: 117 inches, 163 inches, and 226 inches.

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The rise and fall and rise of War of the Overworld

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The rise and fall and rise of War of the Overworld

Those left wondering what went wrong in the development of Subterranean Games' War of the Overworld finally have their answer.

In an expansive and detailed interview with Eurogamer, Subterranean Games managing director Josh Bishop has gone into detail about the mistakes made and lessons learned during the dungeon management title's development process.

Basically, thanks to poor initial planning and mismanagement of funds, the development team was forced to release the game early.

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Gravity Rush 2 gets a release date and new anime series

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Gravity Rush 2 gets a release date and new anime series

PlayStation has confirmed today that Gravity Rush 2 will be coming to the PS4 on November 30 in New Zealand and Australia.

[The first version of this story had the game's release date as December 2. We apologise for the confusion.]

Gravity Rush 2 is being developed by Sony's Japan Studio, and continues the story of gravity-shifter Kat as she "unravels the mystery of her origin".

Friday 22 July

"Huge demand" sees System Shock confirmed for PS4
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"Huge demand" sees System Shock confirmed for PS4
Kickstarter ongoing.
Reminder: Ping Zero begins tonight
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Reminder: Ping Zero begins tonight
Start loading up your rig.
Dreambreak launch trailer
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Dreambreak launch trailer
Rocket League cross-play could happen in “a few hours”
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Rocket League cross-play could happen in “a few hours”
If Sony gets its act together.
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Live-action Pokemon film gets Detective Pikachu on the case
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Live-action Pokemon film gets Detective Pikachu on the case
You know. Detective Pikachu.