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Four Aussie teams battle for slot at Paladins Masters International

Four Aussie teams battle for slot at Paladins Masters International

Aussie teams Avant Garde, Kings, and Forefront have fought their way into the second stage of the Paladins Masters Oceanic Qualifier.

Each team had to win an open bracket, double elimination tournament to do so, and upon doing so had to sit the rest of the first stage out.

Avant Garde qualified for stage two in the first week of play, not losing a single map on its path to victory.

Despite a last minute roster change (in which it picking up Kiwi xParag0n), Kings showed no signs of weakness in the second week of play, qualifying without losing a game.

That left Forefront and Corvidae to battle it out in the final of the third week's tournament, and Forefront – which had come close in the prior weeks of play – edged out a win.

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Dead Rising 4 is coming to Steam

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Dead Rising 4 is coming to Steam

Dead Rising 4 is coming to Steam on March 15, Capcom has announced.

The game received a mixed reception when it launched for Xbox One and Windows 10 on December 6 last year.

The main complaints were that several key mechanics from the series had been dropped, including its signature race-the-lock element, 'everything is a weapon' attitude, and highly reactive zombies.

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Check out Crystal Dynamics' swanky new digs

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Check out Crystal Dynamics' swanky new digs

Rise of the Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics has moved into a flash new studio in Redwood City, Los Angeles.

The new studio – which is nearly double the size of its previous one – features hydraulic desks, black-out shades, light absorption paint, "tons" of next-gen 4K screens, dedicated console and PC gaming stations, and a huge new kitchen.

It also has more offices, sound proof audio rooms, and team conference rooms than Crystal's prior setup, a dedicated "dailies" review room outfitted with the latest and greatest gear, a photogrammetry capture space, and even an on-site fully equipped motion capture stage.

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Metal Gear Solid film could be rated R or PG-13 – director

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Metal Gear Solid film could be rated R or PG-13 – director

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is determined to create a Metal Gear Solid movie that captures the spirit – if not the violence – of the games.

In an interview with Collider, the Kings of Summer and Kong: Skull Island director said he will fight tooth and nail to make sure the franchise is treated properly.

“Metal Gear Solid is probably the most important franchise to me on the planet," he said. "It is such a genius, idiosyncratic work.

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Australia will soon be playable in Civilization VI

Australia will soon be playable in Civilization VI

Australia will soon be a playable civ in Civilization VI – a first for the series.

The country will be added via a premium DLC pack, the release date of which is yet to be announced.

Australia will be led by its 14th Prime Minister, John Curtin, who served from 1941 to 1945.

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Nioh is getting PvP and high difficulty missions next month

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Nioh is getting PvP and high difficulty missions next month

High difficulty missions and PvP will be added to excellent samurai action title Nioh in the coming months, Koei Tecmo says.

Koei Tecmo, which published Nioh in Japan, outlined its plans for the game via a live stream, which was translated by Gematsu.

There are 10 types of high difficulty mission coming in late March, and some of these will feel like boss rushes.

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Full Metal Furies is a "modernised" brawler from Rogue Legacy studio

Full Metal Furies is a "modernised" brawler from Rogue Legacy studio

The next game from Rogue Legacy studio Cellar Door Games is an attempt to modernise the brawler genre, the company says.

Cellar Door is calling Full Metal Furies an action-packed RPG-laden brawler for up to four players.

It is coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 this year with full Xbox Play Anywhere and Cross Play support, as well as online and offline co-op.

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Another open Oceania Rocket League comp kicks off soon

Another open Oceania Rocket League comp kicks off soon

Digital storage company Seagate Technology is running an Oceania Rocket League competition that kicks off next month.

The Seagate FireCuda Cup will consist of three divisions – professional, main, and amateur – with a prize pool more than AU$5000 plus product prizes from sponsors.

In addition to the championship titles, prizes and awards will be on offer for the best plays including best goals and best saves.

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Switch downloadable game sizes revealed

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Switch downloadable game sizes revealed

Nintendo has revealed file sizes for several downloadable Switch games.

The Switch has 32GB of memory, but the most recent Switch leak confirmed that after firmware updates, about 25.9GB of that is reserved for games.

With the downloadable version of Zelda taking up half that amount, it's clear an SD card will likely be a necessity for those who wish to go with digital rather than physical copies of games.