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Nintendo looking to make new movies for its big stars

Nintendo’s biggest successes in recent years have come from it leaving its comfort zone. Building a new Amiibo business has worked well, likewise branching out into smartphone games. Continuing that ethos moving forward, Nintendo is now said to be looking into creating feature films of its major characters. Inarguably Nintendo’s …

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Microsoft’s UWP now supports variable refresh rates

Microsoft has caught a lot of criticism over the last few months stemming from its new Universal Windows Platform. While at first, many PC gamers were excited about the idea of more Xbox exclusive games heading to the PC, Microsoft’s new platform was woefully lacking in necessary features and heavily …

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Update: Relic releases Dawn of War 3 debut trailer

Update: Relic was indeed planning on announcing a third Dawn of War title today and it’s debuted a new trailer alongside it. The trailer showcases Space Marines, Orks and Eldar, brawling it out on a minute, man-to-man scale and a much grander one with Titan-size mechs. Original story: Even though …

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Facebook set to recruit army of chat bots for customer service

As much as companies have made great strides in improving customer service over the past few years, offering social media responses, live-chats on websites and more localised call centres, they’re still far from perfect. To help improve that, Facebook is looking to recruit chat bots to answer more people’s questions, …

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Rust’s lack of gender choices is bugging some players

Picking your character’s gender in-game is something offered by a lot of titles without a sex-specific story to tell, helping people feel represented in-game. However Rust, by Garry’s Mod developer, Facepunch, does this in a more naturalistic style, by assigning players a gender based on their Steam ID and doesn’t let …

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Shadow of Mordor 2 development confirmed by CV

Shadow of Mordor was a real break out franchise when it debuted in 2014, so the idea of a sequel has been floating around for a while now. Although nothing has yet been officially announced, it seems very likely that another is in the works, as a stuntwoman has listed …

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Crytek launches CryEngine V with new business model

CryEngine has proven to be one of the more impressive graphical engines since its debut with version 1. Now today, Crytek is launching CryEngine V and has also announced a change in business model, allowing developers wanting to use the engine to ‘pay what they want’. “CRYENGINE V launches today …

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Sony is looking to recruit ex-Lionhead developers

Sad news hit long-time PC gamers this week, as it was announced on Monday that Lionhead studios, the company responsible for classics like Black and White and the original Fable, was being shuttered by parent firm Microsoft. Fortunately though, it looks like just having worked there will get you in …

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Runescape is getting its own Cookie Clicker-type game

For many gamers, Runescape was a once-upon-a-time game they played, back when they were young and childless, back when they had the time for MMOs but before they could afford subscription charges. Looking to tap into that five-minutes-a-day gaming that has helped lure in people to titles like Cookie Clicker …

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Khronos has officially launched Vulkan 1.0

The Khronos Group is once again pushing open-API standards this week with the official launch of the cross-platform graphics API, Vulkan. The API just hit version 1.0 and is now ready for developers to make full use of and implement into games. Many of you will know of the Kronos …

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The Ship Remastered release has been pushed back a week

If you hoped to spring out of bed this morning and step aboard an oceanliner from the ’20s, only to murder unsuspecting passengers and other ‘hunters’ like yourself in glorious HD, we have some sorry news for you. The remastered version of The Ship: Murder Party, has been pushed back a …

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