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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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StarCraft Remastered is now available worldwide

Earlier this year, Blizzard announced StarCraft Remastered, the first of its classic games to be brought back and upgraded. Now after a few months of waiting, Blizzard has launched StarCraft Remastered. It’s available worldwide now. Back when StarCraft: Remastered was announced, Blizzard began giving away the original version of the …

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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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Overwatch is getting two Deathmatch game modes

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So far, Overwatch players have had three main game modes to enjoy: Escort the Payload, Control and Assault. Now Blizzard will be adding two more to the list, focussing on the classic Deathmatch formula. There will be two Deatchmatch modes for Overwatch, Team Deathmatch and Free for All. Usually, Deathmatch …

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Nintendo faces lawsuit over Switch design

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The Nintendo Switch is off to a fantastic start for Nintendo, with sales on track to eclipse the Wii U within the first year. Unfortunately, successful products usually bring the patent trolls out from the shadows. This week, accessory and peripheral maker ‘Gamevice’ filed a lawsuit against Nintendo over the …

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Overwatch League adds its first UK franchise

Blizzard is well on its way to launching the Overwatch League later this year, as two more franchises have signed on for spots on the league. Cloud9 has become the first UK-based franchise to be taking part, meanwhile, another Los Angeles based team has also been added to the roster, …

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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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