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Australian govt issues warning on Minecraft's bad science

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Australian govt circulates PSA warning of Minecraft's bad science

Australia's love affair with mining is well documented, so it may come as no surprise that its government is very eager to address some scientific inaccuracies that may have made their way into the public's consciousness via Microsoft's Minecraft.

Seemingly concerned that a new generation of young Australians may actually attempt to make armour out of diamonds, Geoscience Australia has released a public service announcement to set the record straight.

"Cobblestones do not form from water and flowing lava", cleared up the Australian government. And don't attempt to create a stone by putting cobblestones in a furnace, as "it would, in fact, achieve nothing but a very warm rock."

Obsidian doesn't actually burn, and it's not "resistant" to TNT, patiently explained the government. And don't even think about using redstone to conduct electricity, there are no stones that can do that.

Gold would in fact make for a truly lousy pickaxe, and don't even begin to consider it for armour - you'd be just as well protected if you wore a suit of fingernail clippings, which are approximately just as soft.

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A Gears of War remaster is in development for Xbox One

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A Gears of War remaster is in development for Xbox One

It looks like a remastered version of the original Gears of War is coming to Xbox One.

Kotaku reports that a multiplayer test build is currently in the hands of a few people, and it features the following modes: Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill, and a number of sudden death single round modes.

According to Polygon, whose reporters have seen screenshots of the game, the remaster features improved lighting and textures.

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Metal Gear Solid V's online player limits unveiled

Metal Gear Solid V's online player limits unveiled

The Metal Gear Online portion of Metal Gear V: The Phantom Pain will support up to 16 players on new-gen and PC, and up to 12 players on last-gen consoles.

The info comes courtesy of the Japanese Metal Gear Solid website (via Videogamer).

Metal Gear Online pits two teams against each other in sneaky or not-so-sneaky combat.

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Remedy releases 14 minute Alan Wake 2 prototype video

Remedy releases 14 minute Alan Wake 2 prototype video

When it released in 2010, Remedy's episodic thriller Alan Wake found a modest but ardent following.

When the Xbox 360 game was released it went up against Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption, and subsequently only sold 4.5 million copies, not enough for publisher Microsoft to consider financing a sequel, which it turns out Remedy had already outlined and prototyped.

In an unusual turn of events, Remedy has shared that prototype with Polygon.

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Bungie teases Destiny's House of Wolves in new video

Bungie teases Destiny's House of Wolves in new video

Bungie has released a teaser for Destiny's second expansion just ahead of its official reveal tomorrow morning.

The expansion, House of Wolves, introduces at least one new social area (the Queen's Bay); new vendors; new weapons, armour, and gear; new story missions; three new competitive multiplayer maps; and a new cooperative Strike.

In the new footage are glimpses of what look like upgrades for existing Raid weapons and armour, along with a shot confirming that the Light level cap will be raised to at least 34.

The game's first expansion, The Dark Below, increased the limit from 30 to 32.

Tomorrow's livestream will be hosted by Bungie community manager Deej on the studio's Twitch channel. He’ll be joined by creative director Christopher Barrett and community member Gothalion.

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"I'm ready to make something new": Borderlands creator leaves Gearbox

"I'm ready to make something new": Borderlands creator leaves Gearbox

Borderlands creator Matthew Armstrong has left Gearbox Software.

Armstrong was credited as design director and writer on the first of the popular FPS/RPG hybrids, and worked on all subsequent Borderlands titles.

He told Game Informer that now was a good time to leave, as Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, that game’s Claptastic Voyage DLC, and The Handsome Collection have all shipped.

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COD: AW's next DLC brings Exo Grapple to multiplayer

COD: AW's next DLC brings Exo Grapple to multiplayer

The second DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC on May 1.

Ascendance contains four new maps, a two-in-one directed energy light machine gun/shotgun called the OHM, and an OHM Werewolf custom variant.

It also brings the Exo Grapple ability to multiplayer, making it useable on all of Ascendance’s maps.

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Mortal Kombat X breaks series sales records

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Mortal Kombat X breaks series sales records

Mortal Kombat X has sold more copies faster than any other game in the franchise's storied history.

In a series of tweets, series creator Ed Boon said there are "literally millions of players getting online".

“Thank you everyone for making Mortal Kombat X the biggest launch in MK history,” he said. “You made the game FAR exceed our wildest expectations. The mobile and console games have had literally millions of players getting online in a really short period of time, hitting our servers hard.

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Mortal Kombat X easy fatalities and PC issues cause a stir

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Mortal Kombat X easy fatalities and PC issues cause a stir

A pair of microtransaction offerings in full-price game Mortal Kombat X have raised the ire of gamers.

Easy Fatalities allow the player to execute the game’s signature finishing moves by pressing two buttons rather than performing the usual complicated sequence of button presses.

The fatalities work for any character, but only come in packs of five or 30, for NZ$1.65 or NZ$7.95 respectively. Once all used up, they can be purchased again.

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Grand Theft Auto V sells a million, tops Steam concurrent player list

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Grand Theft Auto V sells a million, tops Steam concurrent player list

Grand Theft Auto V has already crossed the one million sales mark on PC, according to Steam Spy.

Seven hours ago, the service had the game’s sales at 1,074,894 with a margin of error of 80,049.

That’s just for sales through Steam as well, and so doesn’t include copies purchased elsewhere.

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Guitar Hero Live confirmed, has new controller and look

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Guitar Hero Live confirmed, has new controller and look

Guitar Hero is returning to consoles this year with a new look and a new peripheral.

Guitar Hero Live is coming to Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and mobile, and will be US$100 including a controller.

The mobile app will offer the same experience as consoles, with the controller connecting via Bluetooth.

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Modder unlocks moves of Mortal Kombat X DLC characters

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Modder unlocks moves of Mortal Kombat X DLC characters

A modder has managed to unlock several previously-unplayable Mortal Kombat X characters on the game’s PC version.

Known as XVermillion on YouTube and Reddit, the modder has shown how to play with some of the movesets – but not the character models – of Rain, Baraka, Tanya, and Sindel.

Those four characters are enemies in the game’s story mode but are not yet playable, with NeatherRealm possibly locking them out so they can be sold as DLC.

The unlocks are far from perfect: none of the characters have moveset variations, and some attacks are missing. The Predator and Jason aren't available at all.

Here’s Xvermillion explaining how he or she did it on Reddit:

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A Gears of War remaster is in development for Xbox One
A Gears of War remaster is in development for Xbox One
NEWS Possibly at Dirty Bomb studio Splash Damage.
PC, 360
Action: Third-Person
6
NBA 2K15 is free for Xbox Gold members this weekend
SNIPPET
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Australian govt circulates PSA warning of Minecraft's bad science
Australian govt circulates PSA warning of Minecraft's bad science
NEWS "Diamonds are not used for armour".
PC, 360, XO, PS4, Vita
21
Metal Gear Solid V's online player limits unveiled
Metal Gear Solid V's online player limits unveiled
NEWS How many Snakes?
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
Bungie teases Destiny's House of Wolves in new video
Bungie teases Destiny's House of Wolves in new video
NEWS Full reveal tomorrow.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
Remedy releases 14 minute Alan Wake 2 prototype video
Remedy releases 14 minute Alan Wake 2 prototype video
NEWS A sequel you'll never see.
PC, 360
Action: Third-Person
Check out this cool live-action Mortal Kombat short
SNIPPET
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Here’s GTA V played with an Oculus Rift, a gun controller, and Virtuix Omni treadmill
SNIPPET
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
4
"I'm ready to make something new": Borderlands creator leaves Gearbox
"I'm ready to make something new": Borderlands creator leaves Gearbox
NEWS Time for new adventures.
PC, 360, PS3
COD: AW's next DLC brings Exo Grapple to multiplayer
COD: AW's next DLC brings Exo Grapple to multiplayer
NEWS And more maps, weapons, Exo Zombies.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
Modder unlocks moves of Mortal Kombat X DLC characters
Modder unlocks moves of Mortal Kombat X DLC characters
NEWS Rain, Baraka, Tanya, and Sindel.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
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Mortal Kombat X breaks series sales records
Mortal Kombat X breaks series sales records
NEWS Flawless victory.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
3
Grand Theft Auto V sells a million, tops Steam concurrent player list
Grand Theft Auto V sells a million, tops Steam concurrent player list
NEWS Record sales incoming?
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
4
Here’s what Grand Theft Auto V looks like on PC with all settings maxxed
SNIPPET
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
3
Mortal Kombat X easy fatalities and PC issues cause a stir
Mortal Kombat X easy fatalities and PC issues cause a stir
NEWS For all the Noob Saibots out there.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
8
Guitar Hero Live confirmed, has new controller and look
Guitar Hero Live confirmed, has new controller and look
NEWS Not backwards compatible.
360, XO, PS3, PS4, WiiU, Mobi
5
Destiny's House of Wolves expansion won't launch with a raid
Destiny's House of Wolves expansion won't launch with a raid
NEWS But one will land later this year.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
Here's every Mortal Kombat X fatality, in disgustingly clear 1080p/60fps
SNIPPET
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
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Grand Theft Auto V PC comes with a powerful video editor
Grand Theft Auto V PC comes with a powerful video editor
NEWS Trailer inside.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
Destiny's House of Wolves gets release date and trailer
Destiny's House of Wolves gets release date and trailer
NEWS New story, maps, Strike, and more.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
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Furniture is the real enemy in Battlefield Hardline
Furniture is the real enemy in Battlefield Hardline
SNIPPET
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
5
Original GTA developers have little faith in upcoming BBC dramatisation
Original GTA developers have little faith in upcoming BBC dramatisation
NEWS There was "no flash of lightning".
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
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Capcom removes co-op from Resident Evil 5 on PC
Capcom removes co-op from Resident Evil 5 on PC
NEWS This again.
PC, 360, PS3
Action
Daniel Radcliffe to star in Grand Theft Auto movie - report
Daniel Radcliffe to star in Grand Theft Auto movie - report
NEWS Yer a developer, Sammy!
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
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Dragon Age's Alistair has seen your erotic fan art, and he's cool with it
SNIPPET
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
RPG: Action
Students build Gallipoli in Minecraft for museum commemoration
Students build Gallipoli in Minecraft for museum commemoration
NEWS Map downloadable on Anzac Day.
PC, 360, XO, PS4, Vita
4
Ground Zeroes voice actor claims Kojima has been fired
Ground Zeroes voice actor claims Kojima has been fired
NEWS Konami denies it.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Adventure
9
Lego Dimensions turns bricks into playable game characters
Lego Dimensions turns bricks into playable game characters
NEWS Coming this September.
360, XO, PS3, PS4, WiiU
8
The next Call of Duty will be Black Ops III
The next Call of Duty will be Black Ops III
NEWS Brace for more flying numbers.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
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Dead Space, Battlefield Hardline boss departs EA
Dead Space, Battlefield Hardline boss departs EA
NEWS Steve Papoutsis moves on.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
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