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Mortal Kombat X breaks series sales records

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Mortal Kombat X breaks series sales records

Mortal Kombat X has sold more copies faster than any other game in the franchise's storied history.

In a series of tweets, series creator Ed Boon said there are "literally millions of players getting online".

“Thank you everyone for making Mortal Kombat X the biggest launch in MK history,” he said. “You made the game FAR exceed our wildest expectations. The mobile and console games have had literally millions of players getting online in a really short period of time, hitting our servers hard.

“We love that so many players want to play MKX and are working (like mad) on all the issues some of you are experiencing! We WILL fix them!”

Mortal Kombat X is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It will be out on last-gen consoles later this year.

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The Witcher 3 goes gold

The Witcher 3 goes gold

CD Projekt's highly anticipated RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has finally gone gold, meaning there will be no more delays.

“We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” said CD Projekt boss Adam Badowski. “From the corrupt nobles in Novigrad to ancient monsters lurking in deep forests, to the bustling cities, colorful ports and breathtaking vistas; all the people, all the places.

“We literally spent tens of thousands of hours to turn all that into an adventure that will kick your ass and make you want to come for more. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold and will soon be yours.”

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has more of a pulp B-movie vibe

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has more of a pulp B-movie vibe

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood will have more of a pulp B-movie vibe than The New Order, Bethesda says.

The prequel is set in the 1940s, and although it won’t spoil any of The New Order, it will fill in some of the blanks in that game’s story.

“There’s more stuff about Da’at Yichud technology, even though we don’t necessarily call it that,” said senior producer John Jennings.

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Four core EA free-to-play titles are going offline

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Four core EA free-to-play titles are going offline

EA is pulling the plug on four of its free-to-play games.

Thanks to dwindling player bases, Battlefield Heroes, Battlefield Play4Free, Need for Speed World, and FIFA World will go offline in 89 days.

That leaves only Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances and Star Wars: The Old Republic in EA's hardcore free-to-play offerings, alongside more casual games like Outernauts, The Simpsons: Tapped Out, and Bejeweled Blitz.

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You can ghost your way through Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

You can ghost your way through Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Players will be able to ghost their way through the entirety of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Eidos Montreal has confirmed.

That includes the game’s boss fights.

The developer was criticised for the way boss fights were handled in 2011's Deus Ex: Human Revolution, as the use of stealth and hacking tactics was not initially an option.

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StarCraft 2 WCS Season 2 Oceania finals kick off this weekend

StarCraft 2 WCS Season 2 Oceania finals kick off this weekend

The top four StarCraft 2 players in Oceania will battle it out this weekend in the local WCS Season 2 Challenger Series.

On Saturday, PiG, NXZ, iaguz, and Blysk will fight it out for a $16,000 prize pool.

The winner will go on to compete in the WCS Premier.

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2K Australia closes its doors

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2K Australia closes its doors

2K Australia, the developer of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and BioShock 2, has shut down.

The studio was the last large AAA publisher in Australia.

"We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process for 2K Australia in order to better manage ongoing development costs while improving the working proximity of our creative teams," said 2K in a statement.

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WildStar boxed copies removed from shelves in Australia – report

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WildStar boxed copies removed from shelves in Australia – report

Sci-fi MMO WildStar might be going free-to-play.

According to a report by Games On Net, EB Games and JB Hi-Fi have both removed the game from shelves and returned their stock to the distributor.

The news came to that site from an EB Games employee, who said that the stock had been withdrawn “a few weeks ago”.

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Turn-based stealth title Invisible, Inc. is leaving Early Access

Turn-based stealth title Invisible, Inc. is leaving Early Access

Turn-based stealth adventure Invisible, Inc. will launch on Steam on May 13, developer Klei Entertainment (Don't Starve, Mark of the Ninja) has announced.

It will be available on Windows PC, Mac, and Linux.

The game is also coming to PlayStation 4 as a console exclusive, but a release date is yet to be locked in.

Saturday 18 April

Star Wars: Battlefront: In the war room with Patrick Bach
Interview
Star Wars: Battlefront: In the war room with Patrick Bach
We speak with the GM of DICE.
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Star Wars: Battlefront reveal trailer
Trailer
Star Wars: Battlefront reveal trailer
A first look.
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Star Wars: Battlefront preview
Preview
Star Wars: Battlefront is the game you're looking for
Many Bothans died to bring us this information.
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Friday 17 April

The Witcher 3 goes gold
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The Witcher 3 goes gold
No more delays in sight.
Snippet
Xbox boss is big enough to heap praise on Bloodborne
Phil Spencer has some kind words.
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I Am Bread review
Review
I Am Bread offers much more than its silly premise suggests it should
Another comedy title from Bossa.
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has more of a pulp B-movie vibe
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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has more of a pulp B-movie vibe
"Almost everything is new.”
Four core EA free-to-play titles are going offline
News
Four core EA free-to-play titles are going offline
Only C&C and Star Wars remain.
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One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 – Friends Forever trailer
Trailer
One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 – Friends Forever trailer
Sabo and Luffy, together again.
Super Time Force Ultra – More PlayStation Exclusive Characters trailer
Trailer
Super Time Force Ultra – More PlayStation Exclusive Characters trailer
The Order and Journey crossover.
Blood Bowl 2 – Chaos Basic Fouls trailer
Trailer
Blood Bowl 2 – Chaos Basic Fouls trailer
Crippling, maiming, injuring, trampling.
You can ghost your way through Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
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You can ghost your way through Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Including boss fights.

Thursday 16 April

StarCraft 2 WCS Season 2 Oceania finals kick off this weekend
News
StarCraft 2 WCS Season 2 Oceania finals kick off this weekend
Four players, $16,000 in prizes.
2K Australia closes its doors
News
2K Australia closes its doors
The end of AAA across the ditch.
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The Escapists –  PS4 trailer
Trailer
The Escapists – PS4 trailer
Featuring 200 new items.
Turn-based stealth title Invisible, Inc. is leaving Early Access
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Turn-based stealth title Invisible, Inc. is leaving Early Access
From Don't Starve and Mark of the Ninja devs.

Wednesday 15 April

Upcoming Bloodborne patch will reduce brutal load times
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Upcoming Bloodborne patch will reduce brutal load times
Fixing unintentional punishment.
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Titan Souls launch trailer
Trailer
Titan Souls launch trailer
Boss battler is out now on PC, Mac, PS4, and Vita.
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Guitar Hero Live announce trailer
Trailer
Guitar Hero Live announce trailer
Through the eyes of a rock star.
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Mortal Kombat X easy fatalities and PC issues cause a stir
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Mortal Kombat X easy fatalities and PC issues cause a stir
For all the Noob Saibots out there.
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Guitar Hero Live confirmed, has new controller and look
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Guitar Hero Live confirmed, has new controller and look
Not backwards compatible.
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