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PUBG showcases progress on vaulting mechanic

Back at E3 this June, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds showcased upcoming player abilities including vaulting, climbing and even flipping animations. Although the mechanic is still some time from completion, Developer Bluehole has offered an update on its progress. The video comes courtesy of one of Bluehole’s programmers as they test the mechanic …

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New Shadow of War trailer shows off Orc tribes

Middle-earth: Shadow of War has certainly raised some eyebrows in the run up to its October release, first revealing the departure in Shelob’s depiction, then followed by the inclusion of microtransactions. The latest trailer is a nice retreat from such controversial news, giving us insight into the newly introduced Orc …

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The Division 1.7 update adds loot boxes

It seems the trend of CS:GO-style loot boxes continues, with The Division following in the footsteps of Rainbow Six: Siege and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds by including them in its 1.7 update that lands tomorrow. That’s not all, as returning players can expect to see new global evens and modifiers for the …

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PUBG’s cosmetics are making a pretty penny

Last week, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds introduced paid cosmetics with its big, albeit delayed July update. Although a controversial decision, it seems that some items are selling like hotcakes and others are making a fortune. It’s well known that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive massively benefitted from its virtual market of weapon skins, so …

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Fractal Design launches Meshify C with full tempered glass

When designing cases, Fractal Design is known for its minimalist look and focus on keeping things quiet. The Swedish company has kept both of these things in mind with the launch of its Meshify C case, while indulging in the highly-popular trend of tempered glass. We originally criticised Fractal Design …

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Starfire joins the Injustice 2 roster

Since its May release, Injustice 2 has enjoyed monthly releases of new DLC characters, with Red Hood coming in June and Mortal Kombat’s Sub Zero in July. August’s new entry to the roster is Teen Titan’s very own Starfire. Starfire is perhaps best known outside of the comics by her …

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Steam launches 1,000 games since Direct debuted

Steam launched its new Direct service in June, taking over from the now defunct, community driven Greenlight. Instead of relying on votes from users, Direct gives developers the chance to get their games on Steam for a $100 fee. At the time of the big change, Valve were unsure of …

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Respawn head weighs in on Titanfall 2 sales

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It’s no secret that Titanfall 2 has struggled to find its footing this past year with disappointingly low sales, despite the devs dropping free content on a regular basis. Now, Respawn boss Vince Zampella has weighed in on the matter, stating that game sales should have been stronger. In an …

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PUBG issues hotfix and breaks 500,000 concurrent players

Yesterday’s big update brought a little more to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds than it bargained for, with many players experiencing game-breaking lag. Luckily the team has acted fast and has managed to issue a hotfix just 24 hours after the update went live. Players enthusiastically logged onto the game yesterday to be …

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Ubisoft’s Yves Guillemot feels ready to fight Vivendi

Ubisoft and Vivendi have been toe-to-toe for the past two years, with Ubi’s CEO, Yves Guillemot resolute in keeping his company. Things have been escalating as Vivendi increases its shares in the company and despite currently holding 27 percent as of last month, Guillemot is still fighting to preserve Ubisoft’s …

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Runic Games give Hob a release date

It’s been two years since the wonderful world of Hob was announced, with Torchlight developer at the helm. Runic Games has finally revealed the release date for the sci-fi puzzler along with new details about the game. Hob will land on PlayStation 4 and PC on 26th September, as shown …

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