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Darksiders is being "warmastered" for new-gen consoles

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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.

Originally released in 2010, Darksiders puts players in control of apocalypse horseman War, as he takes on demons and angels alike in a grim quest for vengeance.

It received a 9.0/10 from Gameplanet’s Joel Lauterbach, who praised its open-world combat and gameplay.

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Forza Horizon 3 brings some Holden classics to the Outback

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Forza Horizon 3 brings some Holden classics to the Outback

Forza Horizon 3 will include some distinctly Australian cars when it releases this September.

Earlier this week developer Turn 10 featured three iconic Holden models as part of its weekly Forza Garage announcement.

The models are the 1951 Holden 50-2106 FX Ute, 1974 Holden Sandman HQ Panel Van, and 2016 Holden Special Vehicles GTS Maloo.

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Is Battleborn going free to play?

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Is Battleborn going free to play?

Battleborn could very well be adopting a free-to-play model, according to analytics firm Superdata.

In a report discussing the most digitally profitable games worldwide in June, Superdata compared Battleborn to Evolve, another title that launched well but diminished soon after.

Evolve has since seen a influx of players after going free-to-play.

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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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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 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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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.”

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Man faces 5 years in jail for Heroes of the Storm threats

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Man faces 5 years in jail for Heroes of the Storm threats

Sacramento man Stephen Cebula has been indicted for threats made via Heroes of the Storm, says the Department of Justice.

Cebula, 28, was brought to Heroes publisher Blizzard's attention on July 3, when players reported him for making violent, sexual, and racist threats via in-game player chat.

Though he was quickly banned from chat, Cebula posted threats to Blizzard itself via Facebook, saying he would "pay [Blizzard] a visit with an AK47 amongst some other 'fun' tools."

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PS4 Overwatch players keep losing their stuff

PS4 Overwatch players keep losing their stuff

Overwatch players on PlayStation 4 are experiencing progression glitches, according to multiple posts on Battle.net and Reddit.

Starting on July 11th, reports emerged that PS4 players had lost leveling progress, cosmetic items, and match wins.

While level loss (of up to 50 levels) merely represents lost time, loot loss potentially represents lost purchases, given that players can buy loot boxes with real money.

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Rocket League cross-play could happen in “a few hours”

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Rocket League cross-play could happen in “a few hours”

Rocket League developer Psyonix says cross-platform play could happen if only Sony would co-operate.

Vice president Jeremy Dunham told IGN that the developers had solved the technical issues surrounding play between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

“We’re literally at the point where all we need is the go-ahead on the Sony side and we can, in less than a business day, turn it on and have it up and working no problem,” said Dunham.

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Hitman wants you to murder Gary Busey

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Hitman wants you to murder Gary Busey

Hitman has announced the newest Elusive Target coming to the game, and it's... Gary Busey.

The latest Elusive Target was chosen after a campaign called for players to vote between actors Gary Busey and Gary Cole, asking "Who would you rather kill? May the worst Gary win."

Busey has been a career villain in movies like Under Siege, Lethal Weapon, and Drop Zone. Meanwhile, Gary Cole played the boss everyone hated, Bill Lumbergh in Office Space.

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No Man’s Sky doesn’t require PS Plus for online play

No Man’s Sky doesn’t require PS Plus for online play

Anticipated universe-exploration game No Man’s Sky will not require a paid PlayStation Plus subscription to play online, Sony has confirmed.

In a statement to GameInformer Australia, Sony stated that players “will need to connected to the internet for your discoveries to register with the universal atlas,” but will not require a paid account.

Many PlayStation 4 games require a PlayStation Plus subscription to access online features or multiplayer gameplay.

The game's "universal atlas" is a feature wherein players can leave their mark permanently on the expansive procedurally-generated universe.

Players will theoretically be able to encounter one another in No Man’s Sky, but studio Hello Games says the universe is so huge that the chances of direct player interaction are slim.

News Index


Forza Horizon 3 brings some Holden classics to the Outback
Forza Horizon 3 brings some Holden classics to the Outback
NEWS Struth!
PC, XO
2
Is Battleborn going free to play?
Is Battleborn going free to play?
NEWS Superdata predicts it will.
PC, XO, PS4
6
The International winners’ prize pool is huge, but Valve’s is huger
The International winners’ prize pool is huge, but Valve’s is huger
NEWS Defence of the Assets.
PC
Darksiders is being "warmastered" for new-gen consoles
Darksiders is being "warmastered" for new-gen consoles
NEWS But not fully warmade.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: Third-Person
3
NZGC League of Legends Premiership Qualifiers kick off this weekend
NZGC League of Legends Premiership Qualifiers kick off this weekend
NEWS Registrations open now.
PC
Action
The Lich King now reigns over Taiwan
The Lich King now reigns over Taiwan
NEWS Nothing says 'impressive' like a Death Knight.
PC
RPG: MMO
2
Life Is Strange is becoming a hella live-action series
Life Is Strange is becoming a hella live-action series
NEWS [Focus on TV screen]
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
4
No Man’s Sky doesn’t require PS Plus for online play
No Man’s Sky doesn’t require PS Plus for online play
NEWS Subtracting Plus.
PC, PS4
Man faces 5 years in jail for Heroes of the Storm threats
Man faces 5 years in jail for Heroes of the Storm threats
NEWS Seems like a nice guy.
PC
13
Rocket League cross-play could happen in “a few hours”
Rocket League cross-play could happen in “a few hours”
NEWS If Sony gets its act together.
PC, XO, PS4
2
PS4 Overwatch players keep losing their stuff
PS4 Overwatch players keep losing their stuff
NEWS Where did you last put it?
PC, XO, PS4, Mac
Action: First-Person
Hitman wants you to murder Gary Busey
Hitman wants you to murder Gary Busey
NEWS The moment we've all been waiting for.
PC, XO, PS4
6
Star Citizen developer gives player $2500 to go away
Star Citizen developer gives player $2500 to go away
NEWS Still no release date in sight.
PC
14
Battlefront gets Chewie and Rogue One, SWTOR gets Eternal Throne DLC
Battlefront gets Chewie and Rogue One, SWTOR gets Eternal Throne DLC
NEWS "Grrrwaaaaaarggggh!"
PC, XO, PS4
RPG: MMO
4
Bethesda accused of plagiarism over Fallout 4 DLC
Bethesda accused of plagiarism over Fallout 4 DLC
NEWS Striking similarity to mod.
PC, XO, PS4
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Star Wars Battlefront gets new offline Skirmish mode
Star Wars Battlefront gets new offline Skirmish mode
NEWS For Walker Assault and Fighter Squadron.
PC, XO, PS4
5
Overwatch introduces battle-scarred support sniper Ana
Overwatch introduces battle-scarred support sniper Ana
NEWS She's very pro-biotics.
PC, XO, PS4, Mac
Action: First-Person
2
Rocket League gets unlockable loot crates - but no gambling
Rocket League gets unlockable loot crates - but no gambling
NEWS And they're optional.
PC, XO, PS4
Just Cause mod developer may now be Just Cause developer
Just Cause mod developer may now be Just Cause developer
NEWS Quite the promotion.
PC, XO, PS4
Action: Open World
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Hitman adds a companion app to its arsenal
Hitman adds a companion app to its arsenal
NEWS Latest Elusive Target also revealed.
PC, XO, PS4
Who is Overwatch's incoming hero?
Who is Overwatch's incoming hero?
NEWS Blizzard teases with sniper pic.
PC, XO, PS4, Mac
Action: First-Person
4
Fallout 4's Codsworth now knows 300 new names
Fallout 4's Codsworth now knows 300 new names
NEWS Good news for Humphrey Wigglesworth.
PC, XO, PS4
2
Closed alpha leak reveals extensive Battlefield 1 details
Closed alpha leak reveals extensive Battlefield 1 details
NEWS Raises questions about potential "Pigeon" mode
PC, XO, PS4
1
Black Ops III: Descent DLC brings dragons to CoD
Black Ops III: Descent DLC brings dragons to CoD
NEWS Khaleesi player mode TBC.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
1
Fallout 4 mod site updated as PS4 support delayed
Fallout 4 mod site updated as PS4 support delayed
NEWS "We regret to say..."
PC, XO, PS4
Godus development said to be winding down at 22cans
Godus development said to be winding down at 22cans
NEWS Godus, deader than dead?
PC
Strategy: God Game
4
No Man's Sky's composers take soundtrack on tour
No Man's Sky's composers take soundtrack on tour
NEWS Can you wave a lighter in outer space?
PC, PS4
1
Skyrim total conversion Enderal releasing next month
Skyrim total conversion Enderal releasing next month
NEWS A whole new world.
PC, 360, PS3
Adventure & RPG
7
Lawsuit accuses Valve of enabling illegal CS:GO gambling
Lawsuit accuses Valve of enabling illegal CS:GO gambling
NEWS Trading skins for skins.
PC, 360, PS3, Mac
23
Hi-Rez Expo to feature Smite World Champs, Paladins debut
Hi-Rez Expo to feature Smite World Champs, Paladins debut
NEWS More than $1m up for grabs.
PC, XO, PS4