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PlayStation social accounts hacked, claim database breached

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PlayStation social accounts hacked, claim database breached

Sony might have been hacked again.

"Security hacker group" Ourmine has taken control of Sony's official PlayStation Twitter and Facebook, and is claiming to have access to the PlayStation Network Database.

"PlayStation Network Databases leaked #OurMine," the official PlayStation account tweeted this morning.

"Hi, it's OurMine, we are a security group, if you works at Playstation then please contact us."

These tweets have since been deleted. PlayStation's Facebook account posted similar messages.

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Planet Coaster dev announces Jurassic World Evolution

Planet Coaster dev announces Jurassic World Evolution

Planet Coaster developer Frontier is creating another theme park sim, and this time it's all about dinosaurs.

Jurassic World Evolution puts players in control of operations on the island of Isla Nublar, as featured in the original Jurassic Park film.

The goal is to build new attractions, bioengineer new dinosaur breeds, and figure out the best way to keep said dinosaurs away from paying punters.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda isn't getting DLC

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Mass Effect: Andromeda isn't getting DLC

The reports were true – Mass Effect: Andromeda isn't getting any single-player DLC.

All three prior Mass Effect games received single-player DLC, and Mass Effect 2's Lair of the Shadow Broker and Mass Effect 3's Citadel were particularly well-received.

In an update on the game's official site, BioWare has also revealed that the game's latest update (1.10) is its last.

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Overwatch Pacific Champs season 2 starts tonight

Overwatch Pacific Champs season 2 starts tonight

The second season of the Overwatch Pacific Championship starts tonight, Blizzard has announced.

Eight top teams from across the Pacific will fight for glory, including 16 players who played key roles representing five different countries in the recent group stages of Overwatch World Cup 2017.

The total prize pool on offer is NT 8,300,000 (approximately AU$346,000).

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Smite Oceanic Pro League Split 3 begins this weekend

Smite Oceanic Pro League Split 3 begins this weekend

The third and final split of Season 4 in the Smite Oceanic Pro League kicks off this weekend, following a major upset in the Mid Year Finals.

The split features six teams – Legacy Esports, Mingyu’s Minions, Dark Sided, Kanga Esports, SIN Gaming, and Red Rocket – vying for a piece of its AU$35,000 prize pool over a five week competition.

The season will culminate in a major LAN event.

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Aussie rogue-lite City of Brass eyes up Early Access

Aussie rogue-lite City of Brass eyes up Early Access

Aussie first-person rogue-lite City of Brass will hit Steam Early Access on September 18, developer Uppercut Games has announced.

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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EB Games pays AU$8500 following harrassment claim

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EB Games pays AU$8500 following harrassment claim

EB Games has paid AU$8500 to at least one of its former staff members following complaints about a manager, Kotaku reports.

In 2015, five EB Games workers lodged a complaint with the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and made statutory declarations to the Australian Human Rights Commission regarding their treatment at the hands of EB Games regional manager Mark DiStefano, among other things.

Some of the alleged treatment is outlined in this Kotaku feature that ran in July 2015, but the short version is that the complainants claim DiStefano was short-tempered; frequently verbally abusive, racist, and homophobic; and behaved inappropriately – even around customers. There were also claims that EB Games' casual staff either worked unpaid overtime or didn't get shifts.

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RocketWerkz VR sequel Out of Ammo: Death Drive swerves onto Steam

RocketWerkz VR sequel Out of Ammo: Death Drive swerves onto Steam

The latest VR title from Dunedin's RocketWerkz is available now on Steam.

Out of Ammo standalone sequel Out of Ammo: Death Drive is an apocalyptic road trip title developed exclusively for VR, in which players build defences, scavenge scrap, and kill undead hordes using an arsenal of firearms, melee weapons and mounted defences.

According to the game's release announcement, it started as an ironic joke by RocketWerkz founder and DayZ creator Dean Hall to add zombies to Out of Ammo. Doesn't he know irony is dead in this postmodern age?

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How Kiwis game, according to the IGEA

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How Kiwis game, according to the IGEA

Two-thirds of Kiwis play video games, half of all players are female, and the average player age is 34, says the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association.

This week the association released its annual Digital New Zealand report, which it produces in conjunction with Bond University in Queensland.

Digital New Zealand 2018 is the fifth study in a series of national research that began in 2009. It looks at the demographics of Kiwis who play games, as well as their play habits, behaviours and attitudes.

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RocketWerkz VR sequel Out of Ammo: Death Drive swerves onto Steam
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RocketWerkz VR sequel Out of Ammo: Death Drive swerves onto Steam
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