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Batman: The Telltale Series second episode hits Sep 20

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 5, 2016 12:33 pm

Batman fans have yet another date to look forward to this month with Telltale Games releasing the second episode for Batman: The Telltale Series digitally worldwide starting on the September 20. This announcement was made for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, as other devices and consoles will have to wait for now until further dates are revealed.



The new episode is called Episode 2: Children of Arkham, and it hasn't had much detail leaked about it so far, but will no doubt entertain Bat-fans regardless.


The five-episode series will also be available to purchase at retailers starting September 13 in North America, sold as a special Season Pass Disc to customers. This means that anyone who purchases this disc, will be able to see episodes before they are released digitally.

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Marvel: Avengers Alliance will disappear on September 30

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 5, 2016 12:23 pm

Disney have announced that they will be discontinuing the Marvel: Avengers Alliance app for smartphones. With hopes for a second edition to last longer, it now has a shutdown date scheduled for the 30th September, 2016. Both Avengers Alliance 1 & 2 games have failed performance expectations.




With May, 2016 seeing the end of Disney's Infinity collection after it was stated then that the last two products to hit store shelves would be Finding Dory and Alice through the Looking Glass. This poses the question as to whether or not Disney is strong enough to survive in the gaming world?


The website listed that it will no longer be accepting new purchases or downloads, but the games will be available to play until the end of September. The reason given for terminating the two games was to divert Disney's development focus towards other online and mobile play applications.

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Disney Magical World 2 for 3DS arrives on October 14

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 5, 2016 10:23 am

The sequel to the Disney Magical World is about to hit retailers next month, with The Magical World 2 to release exclusively for Nintendo 3DS in Europe and North America on October 14th.




The Magical World 2 will include new exciting adventures with characters Anna, Elsa and Olaf from the smash hit musical 'Frozen'. Players will also have the ability to dance with Disney princesses, ride with Mickey in the Magical Dream Parade, and take on ghostly mysteries throughout 6 different Disney-themed worlds.


The Disney Magical World 2 simulation lets you live amongst more than 100 Disney characters in Castleton, a magical town created where gamers can decorate and design dream homes, run a café, and buy hundreds of Disney-themed items.

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Mafia 3's post-release content already teased

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 5, 2016 8:31 am

Developers Hangar 13 and publisher 2K Games have announced the post-release content for Mafia 3, with confirmation made at the Mafia 3 panel over the weekend at PAX West. The release is scheduled for October 7 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.




This will include new content for all players, with a 3-story expansion available individually, or via the Mafia 3 Season Pass. This can be purchased on its own or through the Mafia 3 Deluxe Edition or Collector's Edition.


The time frame and theme for the mob game is late 1968, and will be set in New Bordeaux, Lousiana. Similar to the New Orleans version, this title will possess era-related transportation, fashion and music from the late 60s.

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Quantum Break physical and Steam release on PC delayed

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 4, 2016 8:20 am

Quantum Break is in the headlines yet again, with the Steam release of the game pushed back from September 14 to September 29, while the physical retail release of Quantum Break: Timeless Collector's Edition also being delayed by the same two weeks.




THQ Nordic is taking care of the PC distribution of Quantum Break, saying that "additional time required for mastering and manufacturing" is the reason behind the delay.


Quantum Break is still on the Windows Store if you're running Windows 10 - but with various issues surrounding performance and more, I don't know why you'd dive into it right now. The Steam version of Quantum Break will work on Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, too.

No Man's Sky biggest patch arrives, but does it matter?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 4, 2016 4:44 am

It feels like every second day Hello Games is pushing out an update for No Man's Sky, and since two days have passed - we're here again with a new, and massive update to the game - which is seeing gigantic slides in player base numbers.




There are some PC-only fixes for No Man's Sky, including crash fixes for editing the settings file, as well as frame capping synchronization with V-Sync, which should result in framerate-related issues being fixed, and more.

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GTA 6 rumored to be unveiled Sep 7, features Eva Mendez

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 4, 2016 1:14 am

Sony is set to unveil the refreshed PS4 and next-gen PS4 Neo console, but there's now a juicy rumor that is set to have the internet alight - Rockstar will unveil Grand Theft Auto 6 at the same time. The last we heard on GTA 6 was our report on the possibility that GTA 6 or Red Dead Redemption 2 could be unveiled soon, and then our report from early last year.




Rockstar is rumored to unveil GTA 6 at Sony's PlayStation Meeting this month, with it being teased by industry insider 'Tidux' on Twitter. Tidux tweeted a cryptic tease, with a little guitar and a star, followed by #PSM. Now, that might not sound like much - but the guitar could be 'rock' and the star is... well... a star. Rock + Star = Rockstar Games, thus the birth of refreshed GTA 6 rumors.



If GTA 6 is unveiled next week, it would make for some interesting times regarding its release. Could we see GTA 6 on the PS4 and Xbox One, while the PS4 Neo and Xbox Scorpio could run a 1080p 60FPS or 4K version of the game, looking closer to the PC version of the game. It happened with GTA 5, which looked worlds better on the PC in high resolutions than it did on the potato boxes.


GTA 6 will reportedly have a female protagonist, voiced by Eva Mendez - this is another huge chunk of the rumor, and it would mark for an interesting turn in the world of Grand Theft Auto protagonists.

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Supreme Court dismisses Lindsay Lohan's GTA V lawsuit

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 3, 2016 10:27 pm

After two long years and who knows how many lawyer and court fees, the Supreme Court has officially dismissed Lindsay Lohan's lawsuit against Rockstar's parent company Take-Two Interactive.




Two years ago Lindsay Lohan kicked off a legal battle against Rockstar Games for allegedly using her unauthorized likeness for Lacey Jonas, a character featured in Grand Theft Auto V that was used in promotional materials and box art. In March of this year it looked like Lohan had a legal leg to stand on when Judge Joan Kennedy motioned for the case to move forward.


Now half a year later, the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division has dismissed Lohan's case, citing that Grand Theft Auto V is a work of fiction and satire and therefore doesn't "fall under the statutory definitions of advertising or trade." The court further dismissed Lohan's claim that Rockstar used her likeness for GTA V advertisements, saying that "use of the character in advertising was incidental or ancillary to the permitted use, and therefore was not commercial."

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SEGA seriously considering Shenmue remasters

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 3, 2016 7:07 pm

After decades of waiting, Shenmue fans might get their wish after all: SEGA is seriously contemplating remastering the original RPGs.




Earlier this year, SEGA said it wanted to bring back classic Dreamcast games. The publisher was instantly inundated with requests for Shenmue I & II remastered ports, with practically the entire gaming sphere discussing how awesome it'd be to replay the beloved series again (this nostalgic spirit manifested itself in the wildly successful Shenmue III Kickstarter). Now SEGA says that Shenmue remasters have its full attention.


"There is definitely a desire [to resurrect classic games]," SEGA Europe boss Jurgen Post told MCV. "Even online, people are constantly talking about products they would like to see come back, and Shenmue 1 and 2 are probably in the top two places. We are looking into it. It is an old IP, it is a beloved IP - and not just by consumers, but also within Sega, we have people saying that if we could do Shenmue 1 and 2 all over again, we'd definitely go for it."

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Overwatch free-to-play next weekend for Xbox One, PS4

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 2, 2016 10:39 pm

Blizzard has surprised Xbox One and PS4 gamers with an Overwatch free-to-play weekend announced for next weekend, September 9-12, with all 22 characters and maps being made available.




During the free weekend, you can earn Loot Boxes and level up various characters to your hearts content, maintaining your progress if you decide to buy Overwatch after the free play weekend. PS4 owners won't need PlayStation Plus subscription in order to play online, while Xbox One owners will need a subscription to Xbox Live Gold.


Why you should play it: Overwatch is Blizzard's very first FPS, after so many RPS and MMORPG work in the years of Diablo and Warcraft, and with its team-based gameplay, the game has an incredible sense of achievement and teamwork. Most of all, it's damn fun - until you lose in the last 0.1m, and scream your house down.