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New seasons of The Walking Dead, Wolf Among Us, and Batman incoming

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New seasons of The Walking Dead, Wolf Among Us, and Batman incoming

A final season of The Walking Dead and a second season of The Wolf Among Us are coming next year, Telltale Games has announced.

The fourth and final season of The Walking Dead will focus on Clementine, and will release on consoles, PC/Mac, iOS and Android-based devices.

To the series has sold more than 50 million episodes worldwide to date.

The second season of The Wolf Among Us, the episodic adventure based on Bill Willingham's Fables comic book series, will come in the second half of 2018 to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android-based devices.

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PvP is on the way for Ghost Recon: Wildlands

PvP is on the way for Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Ghost Recon: Wildlands' much speculated PvP mode has now been confirmed, and is releasing later this year.

Titled 'Ghost War', the mode will pit players against each other in a 4v4 team deathmatch.

An open beta will be coming to all platforms later this winter, with the full mode releasing in a free update this spring.

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Legendaries are finally coming to Pokemon Go

Legendaries are finally coming to Pokemon Go

Legendary Pokemon are coming Pokemon Go in celebration of the game's one-year anniversary.

Set to coincide with the Pokemon Go Fest event in Grant Park, Chicago, the first legendary Pokemon will become available for capture this weekend.

As Trainers around the world go out and explore their neighbourhoods in search of Pokemon and raid battles, they can keep an eye out for unique legendary eggs appearing at Gyms. If trainers and their team are able to successfully defeat a legendary raid boss, they will have the opportunity to catch a legendary pokemon of their own.

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Crash Bandicoot's hardest level goes live as free DLC

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Crash Bandicoot's hardest level goes live as free DLC

The original Crash Bandicoot's hidden level, Stormy Ascent is now available for the N. Sane Trilogy remaster as DLC from the PlayStation store.

N. Sane Trilogy developer, Vicarious Visions made the announcement at its panel during San Diego Comic Con.

Game director, Dan Tanguay spoke with original Naughty Dog developer, Taylor Kurosaki about the level, which the latter designed.

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BioWare GM Aaryn Flynn replaced by former director Casey Hudson

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BioWare GM Aaryn Flynn replaced by former director Casey Hudson

BioWare general manager Aaryn Flynn announced today that after 17 years of service, he is leaving the studio at the end of this month.

Flynn joined BioWare straight after university, got married just as the studio finished Neverwinter Nights, had his first son while wrapping up Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and a second son right after Jade Empire.

He was director of programming on Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age: Origins, and then took over as general manager of BioWare for the development of Dragon Age II, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Mass Effect 3, and Mass Effect Andromeda.

Flynn will be replaced by Mass Effect trilogy director Casey Hudson, who left BioWare three years ago for a position as creative director at Microsoft Studios, where he worked on mixed reality projects for HoloLens.

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Aussie adventure Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles roams to stores today

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Aussie adventure Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles roams to stores today

The debut from Brisbane "micro-AAA" studio Prideful Sloth hits PlayStation 4 and PC today.

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is an open-world adventure from Prideful Sloth, a developer comprised of vets from the Batman: Arkham and The Elder Scrolls series, DMC: Devil May Cry, Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Rome: Total War.

Set on an island paradise plagued by a mysterious dark force, Yonder tells the story of a young adventurer returning to a home he never knew. After washing ashore, he befriends the locals and encounters magical sprites capable of dispelling the Murk corrupting the realm.

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IDGA calls Aussie Greens senator's resignation "devastating"

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IDGA calls Aussie Greens senator's resignation "devastating"

The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association has called the resignation of Australian senator and games advocate Scott Ludlam "devastating".

Ludlam, a senator and deputy leader for Australian Greens party, resigned last week after it emerged that he holds dual citizenship with New Zealand, a breach of the constitution that rendered his re-election invalid.

"Scott Ludlam was undoubtedly the biggest advocate for the video games development industry in Australia," said the IDGA in a statement.

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Ni no Kuni II delayed, won't feature multiplayer after all

Ni no Kuni II delayed, won't feature multiplayer after all

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom won’t be out in November as expected, game director Akihiro Hino announced today.

Instead, the JRPG sequel is now scheduled to launch for PlayStation 4 and PC on January 19, 2018.

"We have decided that more development time is required in order to deliver the full Ni no Kuni II experience to our fans," said Hino.

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Gran Turismo Sport is now coming to PS4 on October 18

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Gran Turismo Sport is now coming to PS4 on October 18

PlayStation 4 exclusive racer Gran Turismo Sport finally has a new release date: October 17.

The game was originally due out last November, but it was delayed after not shaping up quickly enough.

In fact, at its announce, it was looking fairly mediocre compared to the competition. By E3 last year, things had improved significantly, so here's hoping that continued into this year.

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Aussie puzzler Death Squared is now available on Switch

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Aussie puzzler Death Squared is now available on Switch

Aussie co-op title Death Squared is now available on Nintendo Switch, and it even comes with a few Switch-exclusive levels.

A couch co-op puzzler where a team of robots work together to escape an ominous laboratory, Death Squared was created by SMG Studio in Melbourne, and has been well-received on other platforms.

The game features an 80-stage campaign for up to two players, and 40 additional four-player party mode puzzles.

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Dota 2 smashes esports prize pool record again

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Dota 2 smashes esports prize pool record again

Dota 2 has broken its own record for the biggest esports prize pool ever.

The prize pool for this year's The International – Valve's annual Dota 2 esports tournament that is basically its World Cup – was US$20.9m at the time of publication.

This surpasses last year's record US$20.8m total, and there is with more than a month of crowdfunding to go.

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Ataribox design revealed, will be crowdfunded

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Ataribox design revealed, will be crowdfunded

Atari will soon attempt to crowdfund the Ataribox, its first console in more than 20 years.

The company began teasing the console last month, and has now unveiled its design in a short blog post.

A note to investors issued at the end of last month indicated that the console will be crowdfunded in order to limit risk taking.

"Our objective is to create a new product that stays true to our heritage while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari," today's post reads.

The console's design harkens back to classic Atari consoles of old, with wood panelling, ribbed lines, and a raised back.

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PvP is on the way for Ghost Recon: Wildlands
PvP is on the way for Ghost Recon: Wildlands
NEWS The lands are getting wilder.
Legendaries are finally coming to Pokemon Go
Legendaries are finally coming to Pokemon Go
NEWS Big reveal this weekend.
Crash Bandicoot's hardest level goes live as free DLC
Crash Bandicoot's hardest level goes live as free DLC
NEWS Dark Souls & Bloodborne to thank.
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New seasons of The Walking Dead, Wolf Among Us, and Batman incoming
New seasons of The Walking Dead, Wolf Among Us, and Batman incoming
NEWS Bigby's back.
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Aussie adventure Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles roams to stores today
Aussie adventure Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles roams to stores today
NEWS Wander an exquisite world.
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BioWare GM Aaryn Flynn replaced by former director Casey Hudson
BioWare GM Aaryn Flynn replaced by former director Casey Hudson
NEWS Vet replaces vet.
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IDGA calls Aussie Greens senator's resignation "devastating"
IDGA calls Aussie Greens senator's resignation "devastating"
NEWS AU's biggest industry advocate exits.
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Ataribox design revealed, will be crowdfunded
Ataribox design revealed, will be crowdfunded
NEWS Oooh yaaah.
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Ni no Kuni II delayed, won't feature multiplayer after all
Ni no Kuni II delayed, won't feature multiplayer after all
NEWS Double psyche!
Aussie puzzler Death Squared is now available on Switch
Aussie puzzler Death Squared is now available on Switch
NEWS A perfect fit.
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Gran Turismo Sport is now coming to PS4 on October 18
Gran Turismo Sport is now coming to PS4 on October 18
NEWS Polyphony's PS4 debut.
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Dota 2 smashes esports prize pool record again
Dota 2 smashes esports prize pool record again
NEWS Insane money.
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Bungie reiterates just how much story Destiny 2 has
Bungie reiterates just how much story Destiny 2 has
NEWS "I hope people complain about how much story we have."
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Get mixed up in a wintry castle siege in the next Nioh DLC
Get mixed up in a wintry castle siege in the next Nioh DLC
NEWS Out July 25.
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Star Wars Battlefront II beta announced
Star Wars Battlefront II beta announced
NEWS On the streets, in the stars.
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Game gifting is coming to Xbox One
Game gifting is coming to Xbox One
NEWS Kinect games for all!
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Mobile giant Gree closes Melbourne studio, 50 lose jobs
Mobile giant Gree closes Melbourne studio, 50 lose jobs
NEWS All Western operations ended.
Genre-busting Aussie tactics title Ticket to Earth hits PC
Genre-busting Aussie tactics title Ticket to Earth hits PC
NEWS Another great-looking Aussie indie.
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Putty Pals, a Melbourne dev's cute co-op debut, is on its way to Switch
Putty Pals, a Melbourne dev's cute co-op debut, is on its way to Switch
NEWS Already available on PC.
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Former BioShock and XCOM devs announce Arabian Nights roguelite City of Brass
Former BioShock and XCOM devs announce Arabian Nights roguelite City of Brass
NEWS From Aussie studio Uppercut Games.
Battlegrounds will be out in six months, PlayerUnknown says
Battlegrounds will be out in six months, PlayerUnknown says
NEWS Unreal Engine allows quick creation.
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Doomfist finally announced as 25th Overwatch hero
Doomfist finally announced as 25th Overwatch hero
NEWS Get fistin'.
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Oceania falls in semis of LoL Rift Rivals in Vietnam
Oceania falls in semis of LoL Rift Rivals in Vietnam
NEWS LG Dire Wolves, Legacy, and Sin bow out.
Batarians are coming to Mass Effect: Andromeda's multiplayer
Batarians are coming to Mass Effect: Andromeda's multiplayer
NEWS An unexpected addition.
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Nintendo has been making consoles for 40 years
Nintendo has been making consoles for 40 years
NEWS Mario/ Mr. Video/Jumpman is 36.
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Creative Assembly announces Total War spin-off series with narrower historical focus
Creative Assembly announces Total War spin-off series with narrower historical focus
NEWS First will follow on from Rome II and Attila.
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An Assassin's Creed anime series is on the way from Netflix Castlevania producer
An Assassin's Creed anime series is on the way from Netflix Castlevania producer
NEWS An original story.
Kiwi city builder Goblins of Elderstone is available now
Kiwi city builder Goblins of Elderstone is available now
NEWS Get in near the ground floor.
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Tencent restricts play time of world's biggest mobile game amid fears of addiction
Tencent restricts play time of world's biggest mobile game amid fears of addiction
NEWS Mobile hit a "poison", "drug".
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Man loses 11-year Gamerscore record while honeymooning
Man loses 11-year Gamerscore record while honeymooning
NEWS "I've been too busy having all the sex."
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