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Crystal Dynamics release Marvel's Avengers footage

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Crystal Dynamics release Marvel's Avengers footage

Public showing of the game has previously been limited to cinematic trailers, with the gameplay footage only being shown behind closed doors.

Both fan and critical reception has been mixed at best, but I'm holding out hope that Crystal Dynamics can make it work.

In the expanded footage below, we get a good look at the "A-Day" prologue mission, which will act as a tutorial for players. The gameplay shows off how the Avengers handle and the gameplay associated with their respective powers and abilities.

Marvel's Avengers will see players stepping into the boots (or torn shorts) of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, and Black Widow on May 15, 2020, for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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Australia's DayZ ban reversed by Classification Board

Australia's DayZ ban reversed by Classification Board

Survival shooter DayZ is no longer in the crosshairs of the Australian Classification Board, following worldwide changes to the game.

The Classification Board was seeking to ban all copies of the title in Australia due to cannabis being available as an in-game consumable.

In response, developer Bohemia Interactive has removed all instances of the item – not just in Australia, but in all other countries as well.

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Little Nightmares 2 announced for 2020 release

Little Nightmares 2 announced for 2020 release

A sequel to 2017's Little Nightmares has been announced by Bandai Namco and is set for a 2020 release.

Little Nightmares II will tell the sotry of Mono, a young boy trapped in a world distorted by the humming transmission of a distant signal tower.

He'll be accompanied by Six; our yellow raincoat-wearing hero from the first game, who will serve as an AI companion in the sequel.

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Sony to acquire Insomniac Games

Sony to acquire Insomniac Games

Sony is finally bringing Insomniac Games into its fold of Worldwide Studios.

The publisher made the announcement today via Twitter:

"Joining the WWS family gives Insomniac even greater opportunities to achieve our studio vision of making positive and lasting impressions on people's lives," said Insomniac founder and CEO Ted Price.

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WoW Classic servers face login queues of 10,000

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WoW Classic servers face login queues of 10,000

After announcing pre-registrations for WoW Classic players, some of Blizzard's servers are facing queues of more than 10,000 people.

The option to reserve character names was made available this week, giving players the ability to choose which realm (server) they'll be playing on.

Community manager Kaivax has advised that some players may want to consider choosing another server ahead of the game's release on August 27.

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Dragon Age 4 lead producer leaves BioWare

Dragon Age 4 lead producer leaves BioWare

Dragon Age 4 creative director Fernando Melo has left BioWare in the second high-profile departure this week.

Melo announced his departure on Twitter, saying "Today was my last day at BioWare. After 12 years.. that's a heck of a lot of feels."

"To be clear, this is my own decision," Melo noted. "I've been wanting to take some time to disconnect and explore a couple ideas for next chapter in my career."

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Anthem lead producer Ben Irving leaves BioWare

Anthem lead producer Ben Irving leaves BioWare

Anthem lead producer Ben Irving is parting ways with BioWare for an "exciting opportunity at another gaming company."

"I will forever be grateful to all the people who gave me the chance to work on great products with amazing people," wrote Irving. "I believe Anthem has a bright future - there is a great team working on it and I look forward to following its progress (and playing it!) from the sidelines.

"I have really enjoyed interacting with the Anthem community - Streams, Twitter and Reddit. Through the good times and the tough times. You all are in great hands with [Jesse Anderson] and [Andrew Johnson] (and have been for some time now). I wish nothing but the best for all of you."

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Dead Island 2 development now with Dambuster Studios

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Dead Island 2 development now with Dambuster Studios

Dambuster Studios has become the latest developer to take a swing at zombie action title, Dead Island 2.

Dead Island 2 was first announced at E3 2014 with Spec Ops: The Line developer, Yager at the helm. The studio was removed from the project mid 2015 due to "creative differences," resulting in Sumo Digital taking over development in early 2016.

But after three years and no game, it seems publisher THQ Nordic is out of patience, giving Dambuster Studios the role of both lead developer for the game, and the franchise overall.

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Need for Speed Heat revealed

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Need for Speed Heat revealed

Following a countdown clock teaser, Ghost Games has revealed Need for Speed Heat, the next entry in veteran racing series.

Ghost Games released a trailer Heat today, showcasing the series continued focus on high-performance street racing and avoiding the long arm of the law. In Heat players will race across the fictional town of Palm City and take part in both sanctioned competitions called the Speedhunters Showdown and illegal underground racing.

It wouldn't be a modern NFS game without some B-grade movie story about police corruption, and Ghost Games look to be doubling down on the drama for the next entry.

Wednesday 21 August

Remnant: From The Ashes Review
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Remnant: From The Ashes Review
Prepare for death, plan for pain and expect glory!
Crystal Dynamics release Marvel's Avengers footage
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Crystal Dynamics release Marvel's Avengers footage
Nearly 20 minutes of tutorial action
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Little Nightmares 2 announced for 2020 release
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Little Nightmares 2 announced for 2020 release
It takes two.

Monday 19 August

WoW Classic servers face login queues of 10,000
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WoW Classic servers face login queues of 10,000
Many whelps. Handle it.
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Dragon Age 4 lead producer leaves BioWare
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Dragon Age 4 lead producer leaves BioWare
Stop me if you've heard this one before...
Darksiders 3: Keepers of the Void DLC Review
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Darksiders 3: Keepers of the Void DLC Review
Once more, journey into the furious abyss!

Friday 16 August

Anthem lead producer Ben Irving leaves BioWare
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Anthem lead producer Ben Irving leaves BioWare
Hittin' the eject button.

Thursday 15 August

Dead Island 2 development now with Dambuster Studios
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Dead Island 2 development now with Dambuster Studios
What is dead will never die.
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Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble Review
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Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble Review
Strategic warfare with a heavy dose of Anime-inspired design!
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Need for Speed Heat revealed
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Need for Speed Heat revealed
Arriving at the finish line this November
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Wednesday 14 August