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Quake Champions fetishises frame rates for "inhuman" players

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Quake Champions fetishises frame rates for "inhuman" players

Quake Champions creative director Tim WIllits says Id's new shooter will have "no excuses" for low frame rates.

Announced at E3 2016, the hero-driven arena shooter is aimed at "world class eSports play."

In an interview with GameSpot, Willits said that the studio's ideal target of 120fps is vital for pro play.

"Most of us, and even me, I can't really tell the difference," he admitted, "but there are some players who are inhuman."

"We can't come out and say we're going to make a game for them and not run ridiculously fast. Because if we lose the pro guys, we're in trouble."

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Vivendi appoints own COO as new Gameloft CEO

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Vivendi appoints own COO as new Gameloft CEO

French media corporation Vivendi has appointed its chief operating officer Stéphane Roussel CEO of Gameloft, the company announced today.

Roussell is joined on the mobile game publisher's board of directors by five new members, all of whom are chairpeople or board members of Vivendi-related businesses.

"I start my role today with an ambitious plan," said Roussel, "to combine your creative passion with Vivendi's to accelerate Gameloft's development."

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Splatoon winding down with final Splatfest event

Splatoon winding down with final Splatfest event

Nintendo will soon host the 16th and final Splatfest multiplayer event for its popular multiplayer shooter Splatoon.

The team event asks players to choose sides between two of the game's characters, Callie and Marie, and go to war over the issue.

Previous Splatfests have been themed around showdowns like Cats vs Dogs, Autobots vs Decepticons, Naughty vs Nice, and Burgers vs Pizza.

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BioShock Collection officially announced for September

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BioShock Collection officially announced for September

A remastered collection of BioShock games has finally been announced, confirming months of rumours.

BioShock: The Collection includes remastered versions of BioShock and BioShock 2, a new-gen port of BioShock Infinite, and every piece of DLC released for the three games.

In addition to upgraded graphics, the set will introduce a director's commentary video series, as well as as a "Museum of Orphaned Concepts" exploring abandoned ideas for the original game.

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Fallout 4 mod site updated as PS4 support delayed

Fallout 4 mod site updated as PS4 support delayed

Mod support for Fallout 4 on PlayStation 4 has been delayed due to technical issues, Bethesda has announced via Twitter.

The studio had previously noted during E3 2016 that it was working with Sony to leap some of the hurdles of bringing mods to the PS4 platform.

Such hurdles include a file size limit of 900MB (compared with 2GB on Xbox One), and issues surrounding textures and sound formats.

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Prison Architect makes a break for consoles

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Prison Architect makes a break for consoles

Prison Architect is coming to console, after escaping onto PC in October last year.

In Prison Architect, players build and manage their own maximum security prison built to hold the most hardened of criminals. The console editions include a fully‐fledged story mode and sandbox mode with entirely new in‐game community features allowing players to build, maintain and share their maximum security prisons.

Console editions will include a unique Prison Warden Mode, which will allow players to take control of a pre-built prison. Console players will also be able to to share prisons online, and try governing prisons that have been uploaded by others thanks to a new feature, World of Wardens.

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Brexit trumps Donald as Plague Inc's worst disease

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Brexit trumps Donald as Plague Inc's worst disease

Brexit is now the top disease name in Plague Inc., according to developer Ndemic Creations.

Ndemic's infection simulator allows players to choose custom names for the diseases they unleash onto the world.

The player community's previous most-virulent disease, Donald Trump, now comes in second, just above Death.

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Ghostbusters cross VR and haunted house streams

Ghostbusters cross VR and haunted house streams

A new Ghostbusters "hyper-reality" attraction in New York promises to push the boundaries of virtual reality.

Produced by VR firm The Void, Ghostbusters: Dimension puts players in the role of Ghostbusters as they move through a haunted apartment complex, shooting and trapping ghosts along the way.

Using wireless, backpack-mounted PCs, VR headsets, and guns, players move freely through a large, multi-room space, their movements tracked by cameras operating similarly to Hollywood motion capture systems.

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WB delays remastered Arkham games indefinitely

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WB delays remastered Arkham games indefinitely

The recently-announced Batman: Return to Arkham collection has been delayed indefinitely, according to WB Games staffer Steve Grayson.

Posting on the WB Games forum, Grayson said the decision was made "after reviewing the progress of the project."

Echoing numerous delay statements from other developers, Grayson said the delay was intended "to give the team at [porting house] Virtuos Games additional time to deliver a polished Batman Arkham game experience."

Thursday 30 June