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Escalation Studios is now Bethesda Game Studios Dallas

Escalation Studios is now Bethesda Game Studios Dallas

QuakeCon was full of reveals and announcements over the weekend, a notable one being that Escalation Studios got a new name; Bethesda Game Studios Dallas.

The developer was acquired by ZeniMax in February 2017 after its work on the celebrated SnapMap game editor from id Software's 2016 Doom.

The studio will now be Bethesda's second Texas-based studio and fourth overall.

"We've been working with Tom, Marc, and the team at Escalation for a long time," said Bethesda Game Studios director Todd Howard. "They've already delivered amazing games with us, and we knew we could do even bigger things together."

Escalation also contributed to the VR editions of Skyrim and Fallout

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The Battle for Azeroth is live... for some

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The Battle for Azeroth is live... for some

Blizzard has officially released World Of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth, although some players are having a hard time logging in to the new expansion. It's most likely just a sever issue as masses of fans try and dive in to the new content.

Blizzard has confirmed one of the issues on Twitter, stating "We're currently investigating an issue affecting our authentication servers, which may result in failed or slow login attempts". It's unclear at this stage how fast a fix will be distributed but Blizzard will no doubt be putting all of their effort in to stabilizing the problem as fast as possible.

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Fall of Light: Darkest Edition coming to consoles soon

Fall of Light: Darkest Edition coming to consoles soon

Indie publisher Digerati has confirmed the release dates for its stylish looking action RPG, Fall of Light: Darkest Edition. Originally release on Steam in 2017 ,the Darkest Edition will be available to download 14 August on Xbox One, 21/22 August on PS4, and 23 August on Nintendo Switch.

Fall of Light: Darkest Edition will feature all of the original games content as well as an all-new dungeon, new enemies, traps and weapons, created especially for the Darkest Edition.

Fall of Light is a story-driven action RPG set in a world plagued by an all-consuming darkness. Players will take on the role of Nyx, a seasoned warrior who has embarked on a dangerous journey with his daughter, Aether, an ‘indigo child’ who handily radiates light. Only together will they be strong enough to complete their quest: reach the last place on Earth still touched by sunlight.

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PlayStation celebrates 500 million consoles sold

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PlayStation celebrates 500 million consoles sold

PlayStation is celebrating its rather impressive sale of over 500 million units since 1994 with a stunning translucent blue PS4 Pro.

The 500 Million Limited Edition Console will come packed with a 2TB hard drive, and PlayStation Camera, as well as a single Dualshock 4 matching the translucent blue design. It will retail for NZD$799.

Additional controllers can be purchased separately.

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God of War gets New Game+ later this month

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God of War gets New Game+ later this month

God of War's New Game+ mode will release on August 20 in a free update, giving players yet another reason to hack and slash as their favourite Greek deity.

Developer Sony Santa Monica detailed its features today, noting that the feature would go live as a celebration of the game's four month anniversary.

The mode will allow players to keep their armour, enchantments, abilities and more from a previous playthrough. At the same time, New Game+ won't be locked to any previous difficulty settings; it can be as easy or hard as players choose.

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Watch Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct

Watch Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct

Nintendo has released the latest Direct focused on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with revered director Masahiro Sakurai discussing lots of the new features and additions coming to the beloved series.

Five new characters make an appearance, including Castlevania's Simon Belmont and Richter Belmont. Alucard joins the game as an assist trophy with a new Dracula’s Castle stage also being added. Things also take a dark turn for poor Luigi and his under-powered vacuum cleaner during the presentation.

Masahiro Sakurai announced more stages, bringing the total up to a whopping 103 stages. The game is really living up to it's "Ultimate" name with the incredible amount of content packed in.

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EVO 2018 Results Round-up

EVO 2018 Results Round-up

After a long weekend of frame counting and perfectly executed timing, the biggest fighting game tournament of the year, EVO 2018 has come to a thrilling conclusion.

Taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, EVO 2018 saw competitors from all over the world gather to test their skills against the best.

While not a win in itself, Terrelle ‘Lil Majin’ Jackson showed his incredible skill at EVO's Tekken 7 bracket, making it to third place. What makes this achievement so special is the fact that since Tekken 7 launched, not a single American has even placed in the top 8.

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Destiny's Year 2 combat detailed in Bungie livestream

Destiny's Year 2 combat detailed in Bungie livestream

Bungie's Forsaken Combat Stream detailed a number of new systems being implemented in the coming weeks leading up to Destiny 2's expansion.

Speaking with sandbox design lead Josh Hamrick, and senior sandbox designers Claude Jerome and Greg Peng, community manager David 'DeeJ' Dague showcased the upcoming features.

It was also noted that some of these systems will roll out on August 28 and will be available to all Destiny 2 players; regardless of whether they own the expansion.

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Fallout 76 BETA is the full game with progress carried over

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Fallout 76 BETA is the full game with progress carried over

Bethesda Softworks have updated the Fallout 76 FAQ with the question ""Is the B.E.T.A. going to be the full game and will my progress carry over to launch?"

Bethesda has confirmed that "Our current plan for the B.E.T.A. is it will be the full game and all your progress is saved for launch. We hope you join us!"

This means the Beta will have you downloading the whole game, but with that you'll have the opportunity to spend as much time as possible during the Beta, uncovering everything Fallout 76 has to offer.

Tuesday 14 August

The Battle for Azeroth is live... for some
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The Battle for Azeroth is live... for some
The Horde and Alliance fight over a tree, k i l l i n g
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Fall of Light: Darkest Edition coming to consoles soon
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Fall of Light: Darkest Edition coming to consoles soon
Ico: Reaper of Dark Souls

Friday 10 August

Marvel's Spider-Man - A chat with James Stevenson from Insomniac Games
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Marvel's Spider-Man - A chat with James Stevenson from Insomniac Games
My game of the year sense is tingling
PlayStation celebrates 500 million consoles sold
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PlayStation celebrates 500 million consoles sold
Limited Edition PS4 Pro coming later this month.
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Thursday 9 August

God of War gets New Game+ later this month
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God of War gets New Game+ later this month
Oh Boy oh boy oh boy...
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Watch Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct
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Watch Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct
That's a whole lot of Smash

Wednesday 8 August

EVO 2018 Results Round-up
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EVO 2018 Results Round-up
No button mashing here
Destiny's Year 2 combat detailed in Bungie livestream
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Destiny's Year 2 combat detailed in Bungie livestream
More bang for your buck.

Tuesday 7 August

Fallout 76 BETA is the full game with progress carried over
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Fallout 76 BETA is the full game with progress carried over
We have big nukes and we're not scared to use them
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Monday 6 August

Friday 3 August

Rebuild your Walking Dead choices in time for the finale
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Rebuild your Walking Dead choices in time for the finale
Clementine MIGHT remember this.

Thursday 2 August

Lords of the Fallen 2 devs are starting from scratch
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Lords of the Fallen 2 devs are starting from scratch
Taking aim at FromSoftware
Semblance Nintendo Switch Review
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Semblance Nintendo Switch Review
Stylish squishy side-scrolling