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Batman: Arkham Knight is going all-digital on the PC for the UK

Warner Bros. has announced that it has no plans to release a retail version of Batman: Arkham Knight in the UK, where it will be going online only in the country.

 

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The company talked with MCV UK where it said that every other country would receive a boxed copy of the game for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The UK will be greeted with boxed copies of the Xbox One and PS4 versions of Batman: Arkham Knight, just not the PC. This could be WB's move into a digital-only world, testing the consumers with one of its biggest releases of the year.

Monolith Software says Xenoblade Chronicles 3D pushes mobile RPGs

Monolith Software is still surprised that its Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, which was designed for the Nintendo Wii, transitioned to handheld devices. It will be the first 3DS game requiring Nintendo's New 3DS to play it - and will be released on April 10.

 

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Gamers have the chance to play the RPG exploring the story behind the Monado blade, while fighting the Mechon army. Monolith Software wanted to blend real-time combat with RPG strategy, and gamers can look at animated models of both allies and enemies.

 

"Now we can play Xenoblade Chronicles on the New Nintendo 3DS XL, and... now, this may sound a little egotistical, but I thought, 'This is really going to raise the bar for RPGs on portable devices," said Tetsuya Takahashi, director of Monolith Software, in a statement during the Iwata Asks.

Aussie underdog CS:GO team Vox Eminor loses a player

We've talked about these Aussie battlers before as they caused a global upset by taking down 3DMAX, ESC Gaming and Dignitas to qualify for the latest ESL tournament.

 

 

In sad news, Azad "topguN" Orami is the second ever person to depart from their active roster, quoting life commitments are now taking over as a priority.

 

Quoted as "the spiritual backbone of the team," the ex-CGS player was well known for his witty humor and amazing Desert Eagle plays.

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Dota 2: The International tickets sell out in just 10 minutes

It took less than 10 minutes for tickets to the second wave of The International, the Dota 2 championship tournament, to sell out after going on sale. Amazingly, both waves of tickets were completely sold out in only 10 minutes. All tickets were general admission and cost $99 each.

 

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The International takes place August 3 to August 8 at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington.

 

The event last year took less than one hour to sell out - and as eSports continues a strong resurgence, it wasn't surprising that tickets only lasted a few minutes in 2015.

Valve begins selling tickets to the upcoming Dota 2 The International

Valve's upcoming Dota 2 tournament The International is one of the biggest gaming events each year, with tickets now on sale. The first wave of tickets will go on sale any minute, but if you miss the first wave, there will be a second on March 27 at 1am EDT.

 

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Last year, the tickets sold out in less than an hour, with ticket sales limited to five per household. This year, The International returns to its Key Arena in Seattle, taking place between August 3-8. The event itself runs for six days, extended by two days compared to last year's The International which ran for four days.

 

Valve will pit 16 teams in a championship Dota 2 touranement, with team invitations to be sent out "shortly after" May 1. Last yar, the grand final was taken out by Newbee, which defeated ViCi Gaming to take home $5 million.

Nintendo delays The Legend of Zelda on the Wii U into 2016

It shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but Nintendo has announced that it has delayed The Legend of Zelda for the Wii U into 2016. Nintendo's producer on the game, Eiji Aonuma explained: "We are not longer making a 2015 release our number one priority".

 

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Aonuma continues, saying that "we have discovered several new possibilities for this game" which sounds quite exciting. Nintendo needs The Legend of Zelda for the Wii U to be perfect, but maybe we're seeing it delayed for something new coming out in the coming months? A next-gen console, possibly?

Latest update to GTA V on Xbox One and PS4 gimps visuals

Rockstar Games has pushed out an update to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of Grand Theft Auto V, where it has gimped the visuals on the 'next-gen' platforms.

 

 

The developer is aware of it, where it has said that it will fix the issue in an upcoming patch. Rockstar Games addressed the issue in a Q&A, where it asked: "After updating to Title Update 1.08 on PS4 and Xbox One, there appears to be a deterioration of graphical quality. Is Rockstar investigating this issue?" and answered it with: "We are aware of some graphical issues on the Xbox One and PS4 versions of GTAV after the most recent Title Update, and we are investigating a fix now".

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ESL announce their $48,000 CS:GO pro finals

Set to be held at ESL's TV studio in Cologne on April 10-12, ESL's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro league finals will feature eight teams fighting it out in a double elimination bracket for their share of $48,000 in prize money.

 

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If you're interested in attending these finals to watch in the flesh, tickets will set you back €20 ($21.74 US) and are bundled with free drinks and snacks throughout the play.

 

With all games set in a best of three format, expect plenty of great maps over the three day competition.

 

The teams attending include:

  • Team SoloMid
  • 3DMAX
  • EnVyUs
  • Virtus.Pro
  • Na'Vi
  • Copenhagen Wolves
  • Titan
  • dignitas

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Activision has sold 175 million copies of Call of Duty video games

Since the first Call of Duty video game launched more than 10 years ago, 175 million copies have been sold worldwide - one copy sold approximately every two seconds, Activision has confirmed.

 

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In addition, more than 100 billion multiplayer matches have been played online, with more than 300 billion grenades thrown.

 

Call of Duty still hasn't been able to keep up with Take-Two's Grand Theft Auto, selling more than 185 million copies. But CoD has racked up better sales than LEGO, Mario, FIFA, Final Fantasy, Pokemon, and Need for Speed - with all the series able to rack up more than 100 million units sold.

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