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Left Alive is a survival shooter from Armored Core and Metal Gear vets

Left Alive is a survival shooter from Armored Core and Metal Gear vets

Square Enix has announced a survival action shooter called Left Alive that's coming to PC and PS4 next year – in Japan at least.

The game was announced at PlayStation's pre-TGS press conference this morning, and Square Enix has promised that more information will emerge from TGS itself.

Armored Core director Toshifumi Nabeshima is involved, as are Ghost in the Shell: Arise and Xenoblade Chronicles X mech designer Takayuki Yanase and Metal Gear series character designer Yoji Shinkawa.

The game features mechs and "a dark and gritty world".

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Final Fantasy IX gets "surprise" PS4 release

Final Fantasy IX gets "surprise" PS4 release

As rumoured earlier this week, a remaster of Final Fantasy IX is coming to PlayStation 4 – in fact, it's available right now.

It looks like the same version of the game that was ported to PC last year.

Originally released in 2000, Final Fantasy IX is often cited as the high point of the series.

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Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Collector's Edition is some crap-tier garbage

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Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Collector's Edition is some crap-tier garbage

An expensive Collector’s Edition of Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite has its buyers feeling hoodwinked thanks to some hilariously misleading ads.

The Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Collector’s Edition promises that for NZ$199 (or AU$299 in Australia for some reason), you get four "highly detailed diorama statues" and "dynamic replicas of the infamous Infinity Stones" alongside Capcom's latest competitive fighter.

"Exploding with all the excitement, intensity, and quality fans expect from Marvel and Capcom, this Collector's Edition is destined to become the showcase of every fan's collection," its description reads.

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Aussie rogue-lite City of Brass swings into Early Access

Aussie rogue-lite City of Brass swings into Early Access

Uppercut Games' first-person rogue-lite City of Brass is now available on Steam Early Access.

In City of Brass, you are a daring thief infiltrating the titular trap-laden city, armed only with a blade and an extremely versatile whip that can grab, trip, disarm, and stun, as well as swing you about the place.

Levels are Arabian Nights-themed and procedurally generated, and the game features multiple interacting systems that sound like they are designed with player freedom in mind.

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Big Ant announces fully-licensed Ashes Cricket title

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Big Ant announces fully-licensed Ashes Cricket title

A new fully-licensed cricket title is on the way from Australia’s Big Ant Studios (Rugby League Live, Don Bradman Cricket).

According to Big Ant, Ashes Cricket has been developed in close collaboration with Cricket Australia, and is the most realistic and authentic recreation of the sport ever created.

That's partly because the studio has employed photogrammetry technology which enables decent likenesses of the complete men’s and women’s Australian and English cricket teams to be rendered in-game.

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Epic accidentally enables Fortnite PS4/XO cross-play

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Epic accidentally enables Fortnite PS4/XO cross-play

Overnight, Epic Games accidentally enabled cross-play between Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in co-op sandbox survival game Fortnite.

The feature was only enabled briefly, but it was active long enough for Reddit users to puzzle over it.

Epic called the enabling an error.

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How a hate symbol made it into Destiny 2

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How a hate symbol made it into Destiny 2

Last week, Bungie announced that it was removing a gauntlet that references a far-right hate symbol from Destiny 2.

The look of the gauntlet in question is based on the flag of "Kekistan" – a fictional nation invented in 4chan's political board – which itself is based on a nazi battle flag.

Kekistan rose to prominence after being promoted by a handful of anti-feminism YouTubers.

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Battleborn's next update is its last, servers will remain up "for the foreseeable future"

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Battleborn's next update is its last, servers will remain up "for the foreseeable future"

The next update for Battleborn will be the game's last.

In a post on the game's official forums, Battleborn creative director Randy Varnell announced that he and most of Gearbox are shifting to a new unannounced project (that has to be Borderlands 3, right?)

Battleborn's final update includes some new Borderlands-themed skins, updated title art, some additional Finisher Boosts and Taunts, and some minor balance changes.

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PUBG soars beyond Dota 2 to claim Steam's concurrent player record

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PUBG soars beyond Dota 2 to claim Steam's concurrent player record

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has broken Steam's record for highest ever concurrent player count.

According to the game's official Twitter account, a total of 1,342,857 players were jamming PUBG at the same time yesterday, besting previous champ Dota 2's figure of 1,295,114.

One big difference of course is that Dota 2 is free to play, while PUBG will set you back US$30.