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Switch ships early to customer, who reveals UI in video

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Switch ships early to customer, who reveals UI in video

Nintendo's Switch isn't out until March 3, but someone has one already.

For some reason, NeoGAF user hiphoptherobot got his or her Switch retail pre-order early, and has cautiously shared a video of the system's UI.

Hiphoptherobot won’t be selling the unit despite some tempting offers, because he or she doesn’t want to risk legal action from Nintendo.

"It isn't like I grabbed it off the back of a truck or anything, I just happened to get lucky because unnamed store decided to ship early for whatever reason," hiphoptherobot wrote.

No games arrived with it, so the store got that right at least.

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Kiwi studio RocketWerkz to unveil new game next month

Kiwi studio RocketWerkz to unveil new game next month

The next game from Kiwi studio RocketWerkz will be unveiled at UK gaming expo EGX Rezzed next month.

All we know so far is that it's a game for PC.

RocketWerkz is owned by Kiwi Dean Hall, who rose to prominence after creating DayZ, a popular online survival FPS that sparked a period of enormous growth in the genre and influenced the design of games like Rust and H1Z1.

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Dunk Lords is an NBA Jam brawler from Spelunky programmer Andy Hull

Dunk Lords is an NBA Jam brawler from Spelunky programmer Andy Hull

A sports brawler where "a perfectly timed uppercut is the best counter to a dunk" is the next project from Spelunky programmer Andy Hull.

Dunk Lords is a two-on-two basketball beat 'em up featuring over-the-top special moves, devastating dunks, and game-changing equipment.

Players choose from 16 characters – each with unique special attacks and abilities – and do battle on a variety of hazard-filled courts.

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands open beta stealths in next week

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands open beta stealths in next week

An open beta for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands will run from February 23 to 27 on consoles and PC, Ubisoft has announced.

Pre-loading will be available from Monday February 20, and each player entering the beta will get access to an exclusive mission should they buy and play the full game before March 31.

The exclusive mission is called “Unidad Conspiracy”, and has players spark a war between the Unidad (a local corrupt militia), and the Santa Blanca cartel.

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Aussie studio unveils pretty puzzler The Gardens Between

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Aussie studio unveils pretty puzzler The Gardens Between

Aussie adventure puzzle title The Gardens Between is coming to Steam for Windows and Mac in Q4 2017.

The game is the first PC title from Melbourne-based studio The Voxel Agents, best known for the mobile smash hit Train Conductor series.

The Gardens Between has two best friends explore a surreal world of mysterious gardens.

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PAX Australia 2017 dates and ticket prices announced

PAX Australia 2017 dates and ticket prices announced

PAX Australia will return to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on October 27-29 of this year.

Tickets for the event are scheduled to go on sale on March 14.

PAX Aus is run by US-based gaming company Penny Arcade in conjunction with pop culture event specialists ReedPOP. It features a show packed with exhibitors, freeplay gaming spaces, industry and community panels, live concerts, international speakers, and exclusive reveals.

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Konami profits up 70% post-Kojima

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Konami profits up 70% post-Kojima

Konami is a much more profitable company without Kojima on board.

As per Eurogamer, the Japanese publisher has reported a 70 per cent jump in profits for the nine months ending December 31, 2016, compared to the same period in 2015.

Worth noting: blockbuster Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain released on September 1, 2015.

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Kiwi competitive FPS Sky Noon is up for a SXSW award

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Kiwi competitive FPS Sky Noon is up for a SXSW award

Kiwi-made western FPS Sky Noon is up for an award at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas.

The Smash Bros.-style PC title, which began life as a project for a group of final year Media Design School students known collectively as Lunar Rooster, was one of 100 games selected from a pool of more than 550 for a SXSW game award nomination.

It is in the running for "Gamer's Voice Multiplayer" against 16 other games including Ghost Town Games' Overcooked, Pocketwatch Games' Tooth and Tail, and minor YouTube sensation Human: Fall Flat.

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Kiwi RPG Path of Exile gets huge new expansion

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Kiwi RPG Path of Exile gets huge new expansion

The next Path of Exile expansion is the game's biggest yet, says developer Grinding Gear Games.

The Fall of Oriath will add a fifth act to the free-to-play Kiwi action-RPG, and remix the existing four to create a new game experience.

That means rather than having to repeat the game's first four acts three times to get to its Atlas of Worlds endgame, you can play through the first four acts, act five, and then the first four remixed (as acts six through 10) to get to its end game content.

Wednesday 15 February