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Filipino government may attempt to "correct" Tekken 7 character

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Filipino government may attempt to "correct" Tekken 7 character

The design of a Tekken 7 character has drawn the ire of the Filipino government.

Filipino site GMA News is reporting that the country's National Commission for Culture and the Arts has criticised the game’s Filipino character, Josie Rizal, for not being properly representative of the country’s inhabitants.

The exact issue the government has with Josie isn’t outlined, but a representative said the commission may look for ways to “correct” her design.

"It's hard for us to prevent other countries from making characters like this because Philippines is very popular around the world," said the commission’s Dr. Leodenito Cañete.

Josie Rizal is named after one of the country's most important heroes (Filipino nationalist José Rizal), and wears the red, blue, yellow, and white of the country's flag.

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Sony Pictures is working on a Metal Gear Solid movie

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Sony Pictures is working on a Metal Gear Solid movie

Sony has closed a deal to adapt Metal Gear Solid to the silver screen, reports Deadline.

The film will be written by Jay Basu and will be produced by Avi and Ari Arad, said the site. The project is being helmed by Michael De Luca.

The movie is still in the planning stages. There's no indication as to whether Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima is involved.

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League of Legends OPL semi-finals start tonight

League of Legends OPL semi-finals start tonight

After seven weeks of competition, the first season of League of Legends Oceanic Players League is entering its final stages.

Only four teams are left in the competition. The Semi Finals will be held tonight and tomorrow.

First up tonight at 8pm NZDT is Dire Wolves versus Legacy. Tomorrow at 8pm NZDT, Chiefs will square off against Team Immunity. The winners of these matches will meet one another in the Finals on April 9, and one will be declared the winner of the AU$16,000 prize.

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Cancelled ZombiU 2 wanted to do co-op survival horror right - report

Cancelled ZombiU 2 wanted to do co-op survival horror right - report

Despite being listed on Amazon France late last year, ZombiU 2 never made it out of pre-production, said someone familiar with its development.

According to a podcast featuring Liam Robertson, the editor of Unseen64, a site that documents unreleased games, development on ZombiU 2 began in February 2013 but was soon discontinued.

Robertson said he'd seen one screenshot of the game. Ubisoft was keen to add cooperative survival horror gameplay and was "very adamant" about doing it "properly", said Robertson.

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Just Cause dev releases dino survival title The Hunter: Primal

Just Cause dev releases dino survival title The Hunter: Primal

Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has released Cretaneous-era survival FPS The Hunter: Primal on PC.

Primal is the second in The Hunter series, and drops players into a 24 square kilometre world where they must search for clothing, weapons, and ammo in order to fend off five species of dinosaur.

“Careful planning, cooperation and backpacks filled with ammo and weapons are crucial to your survival,” said Avalanche.

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Microsoft doesn't need us to be evil, says Lionhead

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Microsoft doesn't need us to be evil, says Lionhead

When it comes to Xbox One and gaming on Windows 10, Microsoft is more interested in fostering a happy community of players than it is with finances, says Fable Legends game director David Eckelberry.

Speaking with GamesIndustry.biz, Eckelberry said the recent decision to make Fable Legends a free-to-play game was about innovation rather than economics.

"It's a model that is a weapon, in some sense. So a weapon can be used for good and a weapon can be used for evil. We wanted to be sure that the world knew that we weren't doing this for the reasons of a business model. Nobody came to Lionhead studios and said 'we want you to make a free-to-play game', they said 'make a new Fable game.' And we said 'OK, let's experiment, let's be innovative.'"

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Google Maps transforms into Pac-Man for April Fools' Day

Google Maps transforms into Pac-Man for April Fools' Day

Google has launched a Pac-Man mode for its Maps application, just in time for April Fools' Day.

Simply open Maps and click on the Pac-Man box to play a game in the area you are currently focussing on.

Roads become pathways for Pac-Man and the ghosts, and bonuses like power pills and fruit pop up every now and then.

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Three Assassin’s Creed Chronicles games announced

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Three Assassin’s Creed Chronicles games announced

Ubisoft has announced a trio of Assassin’s Creed Chronicles games, standalone 2.5D platformers coming to new-gen and PC this year.

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China was announced earlier this year as part of the Assassin’s Creed Unity Season Pass, but it will also be available as a stadalone title from April 23.

China will be followed-up by Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia, with all three developed by Climax Studios (Silent Hill: Origins, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories) in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition - Jaws of Hakkon coming to PlayStation in May - report

Dragon Age: Inquisition - Jaws of Hakkon coming to PlayStation in May - report

Jaws of Hakkon, the first downloadable content pack for Dragon Age: Inqusition, will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in May, reports Eurogamer.

Jaws of Hakkon is available now on Xbox One and PC, indicating that Microsoft and EA have agreed to a six week window of exclusivity.

The new DLC expands the land of Thedas with a new playable area defined by mountains and lush forests.

Wednesday 1 April

Dirty Bomb – Open For Business trailer
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Dirty Bomb – Open For Business trailer
Business is killing, business is good.
Housemarque's "Jarvis Project" trailer
Trailer
Housemarque's "Jarvis Project" trailer
Housemarque goes VR.
Splash Damage on Dirty Bomb and the 'f' word
Video Feature
Splash Damage on Dirty Bomb and the 'f' word
On retro design and new business models.
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Dirty Bomb hands-on
Preview
Splash Damage goes free-to-play with FPS throwback Dirty Bomb
Hands-on from San Fran.
League of Legends OPL semi-finals start tonight
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League of Legends OPL semi-finals start tonight
ANZ's first pro eSports league heats up.
The Hunter: Primal launch trailer
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The Hunter: Primal launch trailer
Not the most informative vid.
Just Cause dev releases dino survival title The Hunter: Primal
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Just Cause dev releases dino survival title The Hunter: Primal
A game a few years in the making.
Microsoft doesn't need us to be evil, says Lionhead
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Microsoft doesn't need us to be evil, says Lionhead
Fable director on going free-to-play.
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Games with Gold – April trailer
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Games with Gold – April trailer
Coming for free this month.
Stealth Inc 2 – Xbox One trailer
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Stealth Inc 2 – Xbox One trailer
Sneaking on to new-gen this week.
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Axiom Verge launch trailer
Trailer
Axiom Verge launch trailer
A Metroid-style indie for PlayStation and PC.
Batman: Arkham Knight – Scarecrow trailer
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Batman: Arkham Knight – Scarecrow trailer
Bring me a dream.
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Son of Nor launch trailer
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Son of Nor launch trailer
A third-person elemental spell-based adventure.
PlayStation Plus – April 2015 Games trailer
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PlayStation Plus – April 2015 Games trailer
This month's freebies.
SteamWorld Heist – Core Gameplay trailer
Trailer
SteamWorld Heist – Core Gameplay trailer
Robbin' robots.
Pix The Cat – PC launch trailer
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Pix The Cat – PC launch trailer
Pac-Man/Snake successor out meow.
MLB 15: The Show launch trailer
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MLB 15: The Show launch trailer
Out now on PlayStation platforms.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles announcement trailer
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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles announcement trailer
A trio of AC spin-offs.
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Three Assassin’s Creed Chronicles games announced
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Three Assassin’s Creed Chronicles games announced
2.5D action in China, India, and Russia.
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Tuesday 31 March

Tekken 7 - Jin & Devil Jin trailer
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Tekken 7 - Jin & Devil Jin trailer
Yin and Yang.
Wander - GDC and PAX East 2015 trailer
Trailer
Wander - GDC and PAX East 2015 trailer
A collaborative MMO.
Project Root - Release Date announcement trailer
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Project Root - Release Date announcement trailer
Coming in April.
Rack N Ruin launch trailer
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Rack N Ruin launch trailer
Invade a peaceful world.