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NZGC League of Legends Premiership Qualifiers kick off this weekend

NZGC League of Legends Premiership Qualifiers kick off this weekend

Those looking to qualify for the New Zealand Gaming Championship League of Legends 2016 Premiership should get their game face on for this weekend.

The New Zealand Gaming Championship (NZGC) has confirmed that open qualifiers will begin this weekend, running both Saturday and Sunday.

Those looking to enter can register now. Entry is free, with the top three teams being seeded into the premiership.

A total of four teams will enter the 2016 premiership alongside 2015 champions 'Villains'. A final team will be selected during a 'last shot' qualifier in mid-August.

Those that qualify that will then compete in of six weeks of tournament play. Players will be flown to Auckland from around the country to play in New Zealand's first e-sports arena, the Hexadome.

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The International winners’ prize pool is huge, but Valve’s is huger

The International winners’ prize pool is huge, but Valve’s is huger

Dota 2 tournament The International’s prize pool has reached a new record high for esports, but host Valve is making even more out of the deal.

As of this writing, the Dota 2 Prize Pool Tracker showed that the pool stood at US$18.8 million - the highest for any esports event in history.

But sales of Battle Passes - in-game items that allow a range of tournament-related activities - only contribute 25% of their revenues to the prize pool..

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EB Games removes two sexualised games from website

EB Games removes two sexualised games from website

Two controversially sexualised Japanese video games have been pulled from EB Games’ shelves and websites, the retailer has confirmed.

Gal Gun: Double Peace, the latest in its notorious franchise, has players perform suggestive acts on scantily-clad schoolgirls and wield “orgasm bombs,” whereas Senran Kagura Estival Versus features sexualised destruction of characters’ costumes.

EB Games provided a statement to online outlet Stevivor, upon request, in which it affirmed that “Australians who are 18 years or older have the right to make their own choices about what video games they play.”

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Darksiders is being “warmastered” for new-gen consoles

Darksiders is being “warmastered” for new-gen consoles

THQ and Vigil Games’ apocalyptic action game Darksiders is being remastered for new-gen consoles and PC.

Dubbed Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, the remaster will have its graphical features bumped up for increased performance on new consoles.

Running at 60fps on PS4 and Xbox One (and 30fps on Wii U), it doubles the texture resolution and adds improved shadow and post-processing effects over the previous-gen version.

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A plague of rats pour onto consoles in Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide

A plague of rats pour onto consoles in Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide

Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on October 4.

The announcement comes from the game's developer, Fatshark Studios, which is publishing the title digitally.

Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide is a four player co-op title that pits players against the endless Skaven hordes that have overrun the city of Ubersreik. Players must fight the menace together as a group of heroes, each with unique play styles, personalities, and weapon arsenals.

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Pokemon Go Plus Edition delayed

Pokemon Go Plus Edition delayed

The Pokemon Go Plus Edition has been delayed until September, according to Nintendo.

The announcement came from Nintendo of Europe's Twitter account.

A sought-after device included in the Plus edition will pair with a player's smartphone via a "low-energy Bluetooth connection", and allows players to acquire items and catch Pokemon without having to remove their phone from their pocket.

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The Lich King now reigns over Taiwan

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The Lich King now reigns over Taiwan

When you're thinking about putting a statue in your city, Arthas The Lich King wouldn't be the first figure that comes to mind, would it?

It seems Taiwan begs to differ.

Earlier this week, Blizzard Entertainment unveiled a giant bronze statue of The Lich King, Arthas Menethil, in Taichung City, Taiwan.

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World of Warcraft is getting a... radio drama?

World of Warcraft is getting a... radio drama?

Blizzard is exploring new platforms of storytelling in the lead up to the release of World of Warcraft's Legion expansion pack.

An audio drama by the name of Tomb of Sargeras was announced at the San Diego Comic Con panel 'Warcraft: The Road to Legion', and will serve as a set up to the upcoming expansion.

The story will cover the opening of the portal to Azeroth by the orc warlock Gul'dan, allowing an army of demons to pillage the world.

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Life Is Strange is becoming a hella live-action series

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Life Is Strange is becoming a hella live-action series

Life Is Strange, the narrative adventure game from Square Enix and Dontnod Entertainment, is to become a live-action digital series.

Legendary Digital Studios and DJ2 Entertainment will adapt the acclaimed game, which Legendary Digital senior VP Greg Siegel stated in a press release “lends itself perfectly to live-action imaginings.”

Square Enix brand VP Jone Brook said that the studios would “realise a new version of Arcadia Bay and Blackwell Academy complete with our rich cast of realistic, believable characters and memorable events.”

Thursday 28 July

A plague of rats pour onto consoles in Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide
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A plague of rats pour onto consoles in Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide
Somebody call the exterminator.
Pokemon Go Plus Edition delayed
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Pokemon Go Plus Edition delayed
Phone holding crisis continues unabated.
The Lich King now reigns over Taiwan
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The Lich King now reigns over Taiwan
Nothing says 'impressive' like a Death Knight.
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World of Warcraft is getting a... radio drama?
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World of Warcraft is getting a... radio drama?
World of Broadcast.
Shiny announcement trailer
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Shiny announcement trailer
Former Burnout devs are making "a driving game"
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Former Burnout devs are making "a driving game"
What a surprise.
Destiny is finished on previous-gen consoles
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Destiny is finished on previous-gen consoles
Better luck next gen, Guardian.
Binding of Isaac dev teases brand-new platformer
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Binding of Isaac dev teases brand-new platformer
It's probably super odd.