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Australia will soon be playable in Civilization VI

Australia will soon be playable in Civilization VI

Australia will soon be a playable civ in Civilization VI – a first for the series.

The country will be added via a premium DLC pack, the release date of which is yet to be announced.

Australia will be led by its 14th Prime Minister, John Curtin, who served from 1941 to 1945.

Here's what publisher 2K had to say about him:

He held office while the country was under direct threat of Japanese attack during World War II.

He proved more than capable for the job through his landmark legislations, which greater unified the many states of Australia and assisted in its reconstruction following the war.

Curtin, leader of the Labor Party, sadly passed away while in office on July 5, 1945. He left behind a legacy of progressive social reform and civic responsibility that ensured he will forever be remembered as one of Australia’s most influential citizens.
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Check out Crystal Dynamics' swanky new digs

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Check out Crystal Dynamics' swanky new digs

Rise of the Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics has moved into a flash new studio in Redwood City, Los Angeles.

The new studio – which is nearly double the size of its previous one – features hydraulic desks, black-out shades, light absorption paint, "tons" of next-gen 4K screens, dedicated console and PC gaming stations, and a huge new kitchen.

It also has more offices, sound proof audio rooms, and team conference rooms than Crystal's prior setup, a dedicated "dailies" review room outfitted with the latest and greatest gear, a photogrammetry capture space, and even an on-site fully equipped motion capture stage.

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Metal Gear Solid film could be rated R or PG-13 – director

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Metal Gear Solid film could be rated R or PG-13 – director

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is determined to create a Metal Gear Solid movie that captures the spirit – if not the violence – of the games.

In an interview with Collider, the Kings of Summer and Kong: Skull Island director said he will fight tooth and nail to make sure the franchise is treated properly.

“Metal Gear Solid is probably the most important franchise to me on the planet," he said. "It is such a genius, idiosyncratic work.

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Nioh is getting PvP and high difficulty missions next month

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Nioh is getting PvP and high difficulty missions next month

High difficulty missions and PvP will be added to excellent samurai action title Nioh in the coming months, Koei Tecmo says.

Koei Tecmo, which published Nioh in Japan, outlined its plans for the game via a live stream, which was translated by Gematsu.

There are 10 types of high difficulty mission coming in late March, and some of these will feel like boss rushes.

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Full Metal Furies is a "modernised" brawler from Rogue Legacy studio

Full Metal Furies is a "modernised" brawler from Rogue Legacy studio

The next game from Rogue Legacy studio Cellar Door Games is an attempt to modernise the brawler genre, the company says.

Cellar Door is calling Full Metal Furies an action-packed RPG-laden brawler for up to four players.

It is coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 this year with full Xbox Play Anywhere and Cross Play support, as well as online and offline co-op.

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Another open Oceania Rocket League comp kicks off soon

Another open Oceania Rocket League comp kicks off soon

Digital storage company Seagate Technology is running an Oceania Rocket League competition that kicks off next month.

The Seagate FireCuda Cup will consist of three divisions – professional, main, and amateur – with a prize pool more than AU$5000 plus product prizes from sponsors.

In addition to the championship titles, prizes and awards will be on offer for the best plays including best goals and best saves.

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Switch downloadable game sizes revealed

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Switch downloadable game sizes revealed

Nintendo has revealed file sizes for several downloadable Switch games.

The Switch has 32GB of memory, but the most recent Switch leak confirmed that after firmware updates, about 25.9GB of that is reserved for games.

With the downloadable version of Zelda taking up half that amount, it's clear an SD card will likely be a necessity for those who wish to go with digital rather than physical copies of games.

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Murder mystery Danganronpa V3 is coming Sept 29

Murder mystery Danganronpa V3 is coming Sept 29

The third core game in twisted murder-mystery adventure series Danganronpa is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on September 29.

The series revolves around an elite high school where every year a group of talented students (and one average student) participate in a sadistic game: they must murder another student and get away with it, or be trapped at the school forever.

It plays like a visual novel interwoven with trial scene minigames, where the player must deduce who the murderer is by doing things like shooting truth bullets when false statements are made.

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Portal writer Erik Wolpaw leaves Valve

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Portal writer Erik Wolpaw leaves Valve

Long-time Valve writer Erik Wolpaw has left the company.

Wolpaw worked on Half-Life 2, Left 4 Dead, and the Portal games, among others.

He is now working on Psychonauts 2 over at Double Fine – a game that was successfully crowdfunded last year.

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Now working on Psychonauts 2.
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Hearthstone is getting 390 new cards this year
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Hearthstone is getting 390 new cards this year
Base cards retired for first time.
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