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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has Early Access period extended

2017’s biggest surprise hit will spend a bit longer in Early Access than had been previously expected. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was released in March and from the off developer Brendan ‘PlayerUnknown’ Greene has insisted that the title would exit Early Access within six months. That target is now going to be …

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Riot blames Brexit for UK League of Legends price hikes

UK League of Legends players face a currency price hike thanks to the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. Prices are being increased by 20 per cent after the Pound’s failure to remain strong and stable and recover its post-vote losses. The changes will come into effect on July …

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Free-to-play indie game Moirai shut down after database attack

The makers of a completely free quirky indie mystery title have been forced to abandon the title following ongoing malicious attempts to breach its database. Moirai was released in 2013 and used a clever mechanic. [Spoilers] At one stage players would encounter a certain character. After a bit of dialogue, …

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Sega announces Total War Saga spin-off series

Sega and Creative Assembly’s Total War franchise is getting a brand-new standalone spin-off series under the banner ‘A Total War Saga’, the publisher announced today. There’s no new game to announce just yet, said Sega, but initial plans for this "new class of historical Total War game" are now underway, …

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Valve is changing the shape of Dota 2’s tournament structure

Next year’s competitive Dota 2 scene will bring with it an overhaul to the game’s entire esports structure. Currently the game revolves around a limited number of Major tournaments backed by Valve. This is changing, however, with Valve now choosing to back a growing number of smaller third party tournaments. …

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Take-Two wants to help creators impacted by Open IV mod fallout

Rockstar owner Take-Two has said that its action against Grand Theft Auto IV mod software Open IV was designed only to protect GTA Online. Having effectively confirmed that the allegation that it sought a cease and desist against the mod makers is true, it has also vowed to help those …

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Battleborn goes free-to-play in all but name

Following the almighty fuss last year over claims that Battleborn was going free-to-play, Battleborn has gone free-to-play. Except developer Gearbox isn’t calling it that. Instead, the studio is doggedly referring to it as a free trial”, despite that fact that the model sounds exactly like free-to-play. Starting today players can …

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Opinion: Eyes on the prize

CEO of publisher Kiss, Darryl Still, gives us his thoughts on how to make your game attractive in a crowded PC marketplace

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Parrots and chocolate lead to unexpected Minecraft controversy

Do not feed chocolate to birds, as it can be potentially fatal to them. It’s that important message that has this week led to a most unexpected controversy in the world of Minecraft. The frequency of updates for the world-conquering crafting game has definitely increased recently, and among these additions …

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