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There might actually be some nuance in Call of Duty: WWII (but probably not)

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There might actually be some nuance in Call of Duty: WWII (but probably not)

Yesterday, Activision pulled back the curtain on Call of Duty: WWII, the next installment in the juggernaut franchise.

As expected, the game will be out on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 3. There will be a season pass.

Also as expected, it will feature the notorious D-Day Normandy beach battle and long-running co-op mode Nazi Zombies.

Activision is pitching the game as "an honest portrayal of World War II from the perspective of the famed 1st Infantry Division with an ensemble cast of global and diverse characters" that "captures the unforgettable heroism of the soldiers who fought together in a war that changed the world forever".

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Armello expansion adds vengeful otter and other adorable evil-doers

Armello expansion adds vengeful otter and other adorable evil-doers

The largest expansion (to date) for winning digital board game Armello is available from today, Melbourne-based indie League of Geeks has announced.

The Bandit Clan increases game's playable Clans to five and playable Heroes to 16.

It contains four Bandit Heroes, Bandit Dice and Ring, more than 50 unique quests, and an Amulet and Card Skin.

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No kangaroo in Tekken 7 because Bandai is worried about animal activists

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No kangaroo in Tekken 7 because Bandai is worried about animal activists

Boxing kangaroo Roger Jr isn't in Tekken 7 because Bandai Namco was worried about complaints from animal activists, Tekken executive producer Katsuhiro Harada says.

Speaking with VG24/7, Harada said, "There was a video of a man’s dog being headlocked by a kangaroo, and he punched it in the face.

"It turned into a big problem. People were complaining about him punching a kangaroo.

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Perth studio releases Symphony of the Machine, a tranquil VR puzzler

Perth studio releases Symphony of the Machine, a tranquil VR puzzler

Perth-based Stirfire Studios has released Symphony of the Machine, a VR puzzle game where players revitalise a post-apocalyptic world.

Pitched as a tranquil zen experience, Symphony of the Machine is centered around the scattered remnants of a lost civilisation and an enigmatic tower. There, players can influence the weather by bending, splitting or filtering light emanating from an arcane device.

Only with the correct mixture of precipitation, sunlight, wind and other effects can fauna atop the tower and the planet as a whole be restored and spring to life once more.

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X-COM creator Julian Gollop is crowdfunding a mutant spiritual successor

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X-COM creator Julian Gollop is crowdfunding a mutant spiritual successor

X-COM creator Julian Gollop has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a spiritual successor called Phoenix Point.

According to its crowdfunding campaign, Phoenix Point features turn-based tactics and world based strategy in a fight against a terrifying alien menace that transforms seas and invades land via an airborne microbial mist.

It will contain large-scale monsters, warring human factions, and an action system that lifts from both the original X-COM and the Firaxis reboot.

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Autistic man behind attacks on Minecraft, Xbox Live and TeamSpeak jailed for two years

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Autistic man behind attacks on Minecraft, Xbox Live and TeamSpeak jailed for two years

The man behind a program used to attack services including Minecraft servers, Xbox Live and TeamSpeak has been jailed for two years.

As reported by The Guardian, Adam Mudd was 16 when he created the Titanium Stresser program, which he used to carry out 594 distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against 181 IP addresses between December 2013 and March 2015.

Mudd also sold the program, earning more than £386,000 in US dollars and bitcoins.

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PikPok unveils Dungeon, Inc., a F2P clicker with raid elements

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PikPok unveils Dungeon, Inc., a F2P clicker with raid elements

Wellington studio PikPok has announced its latest mobile title, Dungeon, Inc., with a trailer.

The game is a clicker with raiding elements that tasks you with maximizing a dungeon's profits by "any means necessary".

It's likely you'll want to expand into new environments and recruit mischievous monsters, which defend your dungeon from Tax Knights and rival managers.

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Scandalous FMV title Night Trap is getting a remaster

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Scandalous FMV title Night Trap is getting a remaster

For some reason, infamous 1992 full-motion video game Night Trap is getting a 25th anniversary re-release.

Night Trap tells the story of five teenage girls spending the weekend at the Martin home. As a member of the Special Control Attack Team, your job is to monitor the home and protect the girls using an intricate system of cameras and traps as it is being invaded by vampires.

The original game was released soon after the debut of the CD-ROM, and like most full-motion video games, it's pretty terrible.

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BenQ unveils 31.5 inch curved monitor with Freesync

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BenQ unveils 31.5 inch curved monitor with Freesync

BenQ is proud to announce the EX3200R curved monitor. The EX3200R uses a 31.5” VA panel, giving users deeper blacks and an impressive colour gamut, and with an 1800R curvature, provides a more immersive experience for all forms of entertainment.

The BenQ EX3200R curved display caters to movie enthusiasts and gamers seeking an immersive gaming experience. Cinema Mode on the EX3200R automatically fine-tunes the colour settings in video footage, delivering vibrant, lifelike visuals on the screen. With the EX3200R’s Video Format Support, users can adjust the video format support at 1080p between 24, 25 and 30 frames per second to truly display the video content as the director intended, and without distorting playback of the source video.

With the BenQ EX3200R sporting a high 144Hz refresh rate, combined with the impressive colour gamut of the VA panel, users can seamlessly enjoy movies and games in great detail. The BenQ EX3200R comes with AMD Freesync technology to reduce image tearing and choppiness for effortlessly smooth gameplay.

Friday 28 April

Little Nightmares review
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In Little Nightmares, you're a mouse in a den of lions
When Six was nine.
Dirt 4 gameplay reveal trailer
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Dirt 4 gameplay reveal trailer
Armello expansion adds vengeful otter and other adorable evil-doers
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Armello expansion adds vengeful otter and other adorable evil-doers
Out now on PC, coming soon to console.
There might actually be some nuance in Call of Duty: WWII (but probably not)
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There might actually be some nuance in Call of Duty: WWII (but probably not)
"We didn’t want to portray people purely as monsters."
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Abandon Ship combat gameplay
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Abandon Ship combat gameplay

Thursday 27 April