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Sony plays the nostalgia card with the PlayStation Classic

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Sony plays the nostalgia card with the PlayStation Classic

Setting out to prove Nintendo doesn't have the monopoly on gaming nostalgia, Sony has just announced the release of its own Classic console.

The PlayStation Classic will come pre-loaded with 20 iconic titles from the PS One era and is set to release December 3.

The Classic's release will coincide with the anniversary of the PlayStation's original release back in 1994 – "almost 25 years ago."

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Of course, the biggest selling point is the games, which include Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3, Wild Arms, and Ridge Racer Type 4. Sony notes that all titles "will be playable in their original format."

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Red Dead Online Public Beta launches this November

Red Dead Online Public Beta launches this November

Rockstar Games have announced that Red Dead Redemption 2's multiplayer component, aptly named Red Dead Online will launch some time in November 2018 in the form of a public beta.

Rockstar stated the reason for the multiplayer not being available at launch as “with most online experiences of this size and scale, there will inevitably be some turbulence at launch”. This is a very similar content road map to what we saw with Grand Theft Auto 5, which started off a bit rocky, but soon found it's stride and became a phenomenal success for Rockstar.

Rockstar also stated, “Red Dead Online is an evolution of the classic multiplayer experience in the original Red Dead Redemption, blending narrative with competitive and cooperative gameplay in fun new ways. Using the gameplay of the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 as a foundation, Red Dead Online will be ready to be explored alone or with friends, and will also feature constant updates and adjustments to grow and evolve this experience for all players."

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Capcom's Vancouver studio is being shut down

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Capcom's Vancouver studio is being shut down

Capcom has confirmed it is shutting down its Vancouver studio, best known for Dead Rising.

"As a result of reviewing titles in development at Capcom Vancouver, Capcom has decided to cancel the development projects at this studio and will concentrate development of major titles in Japan,” said a Capcom rep in a statement to Kotaku.

The news comes after Capcom announced an expected earnings loss of around 4.5 billion Yen.

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Ubisoft details post-release content for AC: Odyssey

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Ubisoft details post-release content for AC: Odyssey

Since Ubisoft confirmed there won't be a new Assassin's Creed in 2019, we've been wondering just what will keep us stabbin' and sneakin' for the next two years.

It would appear the answer is "quite a bit", with a litany of free and paid DLC available, as well as a remastered edition of Assassin's Creed III on the way for those that purchase the season pass for Odyssey.

The Season Pass will include two large story arcs, each consisting of three chapters.

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Rockstar reveals more Red Dead Redemption 2 locales and info

Rockstar reveals more Red Dead Redemption 2 locales and info

If, like me, you're counting down the days until Red Dead Redemption 2 releases on October 26, this new batch of screens and info direct from Rockstar should help make that wait even more unbearable.

Get the low down below.

The Frontier, Cities, and Towns

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The NES Nintendo Switch controllers look great but...

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The NES Nintendo Switch controllers look great but...

Nintendo Switch Online is finally releasing in just a couple of days and with that, Nintendo has announced some awesome retro NES style controllers coming soon.

Sounds great doesn't it?

Just wait though. To purchase the controllers, you'll need an active subscription to the new online service. Look close at the fine-print however and you'll see something rather troubling.

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The best parts from today's Nintendo Direct

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The best parts from today's Nintendo Direct

Despite an earthquake postponing last week's Direct, Nintendo came bringing the fire in today's presentation.

Kicking things off with everyone's favourite Mario Bro (I will FIGHT anyone that disagrees), the Nintendo announced Luigi's Mansion 3 for Switch.

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Forza Horizon 4 Has Gone Gold

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Forza Horizon 4 Has Gone Gold

Playground Games has announced that their highly anticipated racer Forza Horizon 4 has gone gold and is off to the manufacturing plant.

A demo will be available today for those who want to get a taste of what the new historic Britain playground has to offer. Ultimate Edition owners will get early access on September 28 with the global launch following on October 2.

The Best of Bond Car Pack was also announced and is set to feature ten iconic cars from the James Bond films. Several of the cars in the pack will feature film-inspired gadgets, like rotating licence plates that players can view in the Forzavista mode.

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Nintendo announce Pikachu/Eevee themed Switch

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Nintendo announce Pikachu/Eevee themed Switch

Fans clamouring for a Pokémon themed Switch console can finally relax – Nintendo has answered your calls.

Each bundle comes with:

Nintendo Switch Pikachu & Eevee Edition system A copy of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! Poké Ball Plus accessory.

Thursday 20 September

Red Dead Online Public Beta launches this November
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Red Dead Online Public Beta launches this November
No word on rocket powered horse DLC yet...
Sony plays the nostalgia card with the PlayStation Classic
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Sony plays the nostalgia card with the PlayStation Classic
"Nintendo? Never heard of them."
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Wednesday 19 September

Capcom's Vancouver studio is being shut down
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Capcom's Vancouver studio is being shut down
Dead Rising returning to Japan for development
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Tuesday 18 September

Ubisoft details post-release content for AC: Odyssey
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Ubisoft details post-release content for AC: Odyssey
Story, Events, and a cheeky Remaster
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Rockstar reveals more Red Dead Redemption 2 locales and info
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Rockstar reveals more Red Dead Redemption 2 locales and info
The wild west has never looked better
Lamplight City Review
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Lamplight City Review
A guiding light for adventure games

Friday 14 September

The best parts from today's Nintendo Direct
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The best parts from today's Nintendo Direct
Mansions, Animals, Fantasies and more...
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Thursday 13 September

Wednesday 12 September

New Game Plus is coming to Marvel's Spider-Man
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New Game Plus is coming to Marvel's Spider-Man
More web-slinging goodness.