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Telltale's Batman adds hive mind multiplayer

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Telltale's Batman adds hive mind multiplayer

All Telltale titles from Batman forward will feature multiplayer of sorts, the studio announced at Comic Con over the weekend.

Multiplayer will come via 'Crowd Play' mode, which will allow up to a couple of thousand people to spectate and cast votes any time the player is prompted to make a decision.

Crowd Play must be selected at the start of a game, and only those with a unique URL will be able to make participate via a device with a browser.

Votes from the crowd will be tallied instantly and appear onscreen, and a setting in Crowd Play will dictate what happens next: either the player is forced to go with the crowd's decision, or they can override it and presumably put up with the subsequent heckling.

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Investors finally realise Nintendo didn't make Pokemon Go

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Investors finally realise Nintendo didn't make Pokemon Go

Nintendo's share price has taken a dive after investors learned it didn't produce the phenomenally popular Pokemon Go.

The stock dropped in value by nearly 18 percent on Monday, ending a remarkable surge in value over the previous 11 days and representing the biggest drop for the company since 1990.

Alongside Friday's Japanese launch of the app, Nintendo issued a statement warning investors that its effect on this week's first-quarter earnings would be "limited."

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No Man’s Sky doesn’t require PS Plus for online play

No Man’s Sky doesn’t require PS Plus for online play

Anticipated universe-exploration game No Man’s Sky will not require a paid PlayStation Plus subscription to play online, Sony has confirmed.

In a statement to GameInformer Australia, Sony stated that players “will need to connected to the internet for your discoveries to register with the universal atlas,” but will not require a paid account.

Many PlayStation 4 games require a PlayStation Plus subscription to access online features or multiplayer gameplay.

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Sonic returns in not one, but two new games

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Sonic returns in not one, but two new games

Sega's Sonic Team announced two new games in its venerable Sonic the Hedgehog franchise this weekend, at a 25th anniversary celebration at San Diego Comic-Con.

The first, Sonic Mania, is a 2D platformer that echoes the series' Sega Genesis era, though it will run on new-gen consoles and PC.

Alongside new levels, it also includes revamped versions of classic stages, and three playable characters - Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles.

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Kiwi party brawler Swordy is now available on Steam Early Access

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Kiwi party brawler Swordy is now available on Steam Early Access

Kiwi-made local party brawler Swordy is now available on PC via Steam Early Access for US$15.

Aptly described as a game with 'chaotic physics-based action', Swordy pits you against friends and/or bots in arenas littered with medieval weapons like clubs, daggers, hammers, and of course, swords.

All movements in the game including attacks have a weight and acceleration, so keeping track of your momentum and direction is key for survival.

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Design doc for cancelled LucasArts Indiana Jones game surfaces

Design doc for cancelled LucasArts Indiana Jones game surfaces

The full design document for a cancelled Indiana Jones adventure game has surfaced online.

A sequel to LucasArts' Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Indiana Jones and the Iron Phoenix never made it out of development.

Set in 1947, the game would have run on LucasArts' SCUMM engine, and would have seen Jones searching for the Philosopher's Stone in a race against in-hiding Nazi scientists.

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Square Enix is making an RPG for the Apple Watch

Square Enix is making an RPG for the Apple Watch

Square Enix is in development on a role-playing game for the Apple Watch, entitled Cosmos Rings.

First reported by Famitsu, then confirmed via Square Enix's website, Cosmos Rings' development will be led by Takehiro Ando, and its art direction by Final Fantasy vet Yusuke Naora.

Ando created the Chaos Rings mobile RPG series, indicating the game could be a spin-off or spiritual sequel to that series.

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Man faces 5 years in jail for Heroes of the Storm threats

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Man faces 5 years in jail for Heroes of the Storm threats

Sacramento man Stephen Cebula has been indicted for threats made via Heroes of the Storm, says the Department of Justice.

Cebula, 28, was brought to Heroes publisher Blizzard's attention on July 3, when players reported him for making violent, sexual, and racist threats via in-game player chat.

Though he was quickly banned from chat, Cebula posted threats to Blizzard itself via Facebook, saying he would "pay [Blizzard] a visit with an AK47 amongst some other 'fun' tools."

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"Huge demand" sees System Shock confirmed for PS4

"Huge demand" sees System Shock confirmed for PS4

The remake of 1994 sci-fi classic System Shock has been confirmed for PlayStation 4.

The PS4 version's 2018 release window was announced yesterday on PlayStation Blog by Nightdive Studios project director Jason Fader.

"There was such a huge demand for a PS4 version that we immediately did what we could to make that happen," said Fader.

Monday 25 July

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