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Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro bundle announced

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Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro bundle announced

Insomniac's hugely anticipated Spider-Man is set to release on the 7th of September exclusively on PlayStation 4 and is shaping up to be one of the biggest games of the year.

During San Diego Comic-Con, Sony announced a slick looking 1TB PS4 Pro console bundle and surprisingly, for a themed console, it looks sharp.

I've typically hated the designs of the past limited edition consoles (I'm looking at you, you ugly Call of Duty Black Ops monstrosity) but I'm really feeling this clean red colour with the the new spidey logo.

This limited edition Spider-Man PS4 bundle contains the following:

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Telltale isn't ruling out Walking Dead sequels in the future

Telltale isn't ruling out Walking Dead sequels in the future

While the upcoming season of Telltale's The Walking Dead may be titled 'The Final Season', it may not necessarily be the end of the franchise.

In an interview with IGN, Telltale Games creative director Kent Mudle was reluctant to confirm the end of the franchise, saying "this season is the end of Clementine’s journey, and that’s as much as I’ll say on that."

While certainly not confirmation of something else in the works, it's hard to believe Telltale would want to part with a franchise that has brought the studio such acclaim in the past.

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Horizon Zero Dawn studio about to staff up in a big way

Horizon Zero Dawn studio about to staff up in a big way

Guerrilla Games, the developer behind Horizon: Zero Dawn and the Killzone franchise is moving house.

From the beginning of next year, the studio will relocate into a new office space of 7,300 square meters across five floors.

In an interview with Dutch paper Het Parool, Guerrilla Games CEO, Hermen Hulst noted that the new offices will provide the space to increase the studio's team from its current size of 250, to 400 permanent employees.

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The Culling 2 removed from sale after one week

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The Culling 2 removed from sale after one week

In a move I don't think I've ever witnessed in the gaming industry, developer Xaviant is shutting down The Culling 2 just eight days after launch. The developer is currently contacting Valve, Sony and Microsoft to get affected players a refund for the latest game to enter the battle royale genre.

In a video posted on Xaiant's YouTube channel, Josh Van Veld, director of ops issued an apology to fans for the disastrous launch of The Culling 2 last week, stating “one thing that has emerged very clearly for us is that The Culling 2 was not a game that you asked for, and it’s not the game that you expected as a worthy successor to The Culling.” Fan outrage and low user reviews on Steam criticized the developer for abandoning the original game and making changes that went against what players loved about the game, which in turn led to Xaviant pulling the plug.

Xaviant will instead now focus on returning to the day-one build of The Culling, hoping to regain some of the lost player base. This version of The Culling will arrive on Xaviant's test servers this week and will allow players to download the original game free of charge.

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Blizzard removes base cost for World of Warcraft

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Blizzard removes base cost for World of Warcraft

Whether you're a lapsed WoW player or someone that's looking to set foot into Azeroth for the first time, Blizzard has some good news for you.

The developer has removed the upfront price attached to buying the base game and its previous expansions, making the entire game available to those with an active subscription.

The exception to this is the upcoming expansion, Battle for Azeroth.

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No Man's Sky NEXT Update brings the game closer to the initial vision

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No Man's Sky NEXT Update brings the game closer to the initial vision

It's no secret that Hello Games' No Man's Sky is one of the most divisive games of the generation. Prior to it's release in 2016, the game reached monumental levels of hype with gamers. For many of us, it looked like it would be the game we'd dreamt of playing for most of our gaming years.

Sadly the game did not really live up to expectations. In our review we gave the game a 6/10 and stated "No Man's Sky was never going to live up to the hype, but sadly even those with tempered expectations are likely to be somewhat disappointed. It is by no means a terrible game, it just feels unfinished and empty."

Followed by mostly mediocre reviews and angry outspoken fans, it wouldn't have been a surprise if Sean Murray and Hello Games had disappeared from the gaming world entirely. Thankfully, Hello Games stuck around and doubled down on its efforts to expand on No Man's Sky and bring the game closer to what many hoped it would be from the beginning.

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Shadow of War is now free of Microtransactions

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Shadow of War is now free of Microtransactions

As was promised in April, developer Monolith has today deployed a patch that completely removes microtransactions from Middle-Earth: Shadow of War.

“While purchasing Orcs in the Market is more immediate and provides additional player options, we have come to realize that providing this choice risked undermining the heart of our game, the Nemesis System,” the studio said at the time.

While sales figures have not been released, Kotaku surmises that the saw a steep drop off sales post-release, likely due to a backlash from players regarding the inclusion of microtransactions.

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Nathan Fillion went and made an Uncharted fan film

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Nathan Fillion went and made an Uncharted fan film

If you're one of the many that's ever thought "hey, Nathan Fillion would make an awesome Nathan Drake from Uncharted", you've just struck gold.

While the official movie seems to be stuck in development hell, with the latest version starring Tom Holland as young Drake, Fillion and director Allan Ungar have partnered to create a fifteen minute fan film.

Fillion hinted at something Uncharted late last week, and delivered this morning with short film available on YouTube.

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Commandos IP acquired by Kalypso Media Group

Commandos IP acquired by Kalypso Media Group

Kalypso Media Group has acquired the rights to the beloved real-time strategy series, Commandos.

The publisher already has experience with successful strategy titles, with Tropico 6 releasing next month.

Founder and global managing director Simon Hellwig noted the company's responsibility to "revive and further develop these beloved games for the fans around the world."

Monday 23 July

Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro bundle announced
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Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro bundle announced
Wait, what, it actually looks good...
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Friday 20 July

Halo dev has no interest in adding battle royale
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Halo dev has no interest in adding battle royale
I guess the battle royale bandwagon only has so many seats...
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Horizon Zero Dawn studio about to staff up in a big way
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Horizon Zero Dawn studio about to staff up in a big way
Plans on shipping games every two to three years.

Thursday 19 July

The Culling 2 removed from sale after one week
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The Culling 2 removed from sale after one week
Did not stick the landing
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Blizzard removes base cost for World of Warcraft
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Blizzard removes base cost for World of Warcraft
Game and released expansions now part of subscription
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Wednesday 18 July

No Man's Sky NEXT Update brings the game closer to the initial vision
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No Man's Sky NEXT Update brings the game closer to the initial vision
Hey Sean Murray, I think you should be fine to go outside again now
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Shadow of War is now free of Microtransactions
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Shadow of War is now free of Microtransactions
Update also brings new level caps and more.
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Tuesday 17 July

Nathan Fillion went and made an Uncharted fan film
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Nathan Fillion went and made an Uncharted fan film
Nathan Drake strikes gold again.
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Monday 16 July

Commandos IP acquired by Kalypso Media Group
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Commandos IP acquired by Kalypso Media Group
Sequels and Remasters on the horizon
Be nice in Rainbow Six Siege or risk getting banned
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Be nice in Rainbow Six Siege or risk getting banned
The battle against toxicity rages on
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Friday 13 July

James Ohlen has retired after 22 years with BioWare
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James Ohlen has retired after 22 years with BioWare
Swapping dev tools for a pen & dice.
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Thursday 12 July

Ellie is getting an NPC companion in The Last of Us Part II
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Ellie is getting an NPC companion in The Last of Us Part II
But there's no guarantee it's Joel.
Fortnite eSports event with $8 million prize pool announced
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Fortnite eSports event with $8 million prize pool announced
That could buy you a lot of V-Bucks...

Wednesday 11 July

Tuesday 10 July

EA acquires game developer Industrial Toys
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EA acquires game developer Industrial Toys
No word yet on when they'll be shut down...
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Inside Review updated for Nintendo Switch
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Inside Review updated for Nintendo Switch
Limbo studio goes two-for-two.
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Monster Hunter: World hits PC next month
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Monster Hunter: World hits PC next month
Sooner than expected.
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Monday 9 July

Darksiders III could be releasing this November
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Darksiders III could be releasing this November
Need more time for all of these games on the horizon...
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