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Sony are taking over a private residence in Sydney this week for PS4-centric Playfest 2017

The Sony Playstation team are hiring out a private residence (a safe bet is that it’s a sprawling mansion-like house) in Sydney this week for the return of Playfest. Basically it’s an opportunity to get your couch potato on a house full of enthusiastic gamers for one night only with themed immersive rooms and a plethora of systems with games old, new, and forthcoming. How forthcoming you say? Well, Far Cry 5 is just one title on the line-up.... Continue Reading

EA dumps Star Wars Battlefront 2 microtransactions hours ahead of launch

I sense a disturbance in the Force, as if a million voices cried out in anger and were suddenly victorious. With only a few hours remaining before it officially launches in the US, EA have announced that Star Wars Battlefront II will no longer offer paid microtransactions. Continue reading EA dumps Star Wars Battlefront 2 microtransactions hours ahead of launch

Pokemon GO dev Niantic’s next mobile title will be Harry Potter themed

Warner Bros Interactive Entetainment and Niantic have finally, officially, spilled the beans on their Harry Potter mobile collaboration. A boat that had become particularly leaky in the last few days, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will turn players into real world wizards and witches in much the same way Niantic’s megahit Pokemon GO turned players into IRL Pokemon trainers. Continue reading Pokemon GO dev Niantic’s next mobile title will be Harry Potter themed

Telltale Games lays off 90 employees as company refocuses on smaller teams

Telltale Games, a developer known for narrative-focused episodic games like The Wolf Among UsThe Walking Dead and Tales from the Borderlands has laid off a whopping 25% of its entire workforce this morning. The retrenchments, which leave 90 staff members without jobs, come as part of an internal restructuring that will see the company running a smaller team and releasing fewer games. Continue reading Telltale Games lays off 90 employees as company refocuses on smaller teams

EA and DICE retool Star Wars Battlefront II‘s loot box and progression systems

Following player ire regarding Star Wars Battlefront II‘s implementation of loot box and XP progression systems during the game’s last beta period, Electronic Arts and developer DICE have announced a re-balancing of both systems in time for launch. Continue reading EA and DICE retool Star Wars Battlefront II‘s loot box and progression systems

Paris Games Week 2017: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds sets a release date for Xbox One

The most popular game in the world, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, is coming to Xbox One. This we’ve known since E3 earlier this year. What we haven’t known was when. Now we have an answer, and it’s way sooner than you were expecting. Continue reading Paris Games Week 2017: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds sets a release date for Xbox One

Paris Games Week 2017: Every trailer from the PlayStation media conference

Christmas arrived a little early this year. PlayStation’s media conference kicked off Paris Games Week with a bang — some solid AAA trailers and a metric tonne of fabulous indie titles to look forward to. There’s a lot to cover so we’ve put every trailer Sony had to show off in one place just because we love you. Continue reading Paris Games Week 2017: Every trailer from the PlayStation media conference

Paris Games Week 2017: The Last of Us Part II gets a brutal new trailer

Sony have unveiled a brand new trailer for Naughty Dog’s upcoming The Last of Us Part II during their Paris Games Week media conference. The trailer is curiously devoid of any appearance by series heroes Ellie or Joel, but does feature another popular Naughty Dog player. It is also not for the squeamish. Continue reading Paris Games Week 2017: The Last of Us Part II gets a brutal new trailer