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PS3 production ceases in Japan

PS3 production ceases in Japan

The PlayStation 3 is finally entering retirement.

An update on the official Japanese PlayStation website (spotted by Gematsu) indicates that production of the decade-old console in Japan has ceased.

Only the 500GB version was still being manufactured, but shipments of the console have officially ended.

Production will likely wrap up in the West shortly.

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Overwatch ANZ Champs: Athletico beats 4Legs in heartstopping final showdown

Overwatch ANZ Champs: Athletico beats 4Legs in heartstopping final showdown

Over the weekend, Athletico CAMO repelled a storming comeback from rival 4Legs to emerge victorious in season one of Overwatch ESL ANZ.

Prior to the season final, the two teams had already faced off in a number of nail-biters this year, most notably when 4Legs squeaked by Athletico 3-2 in the April Finals.

The Season 1 Championship Final produced several more tense moments for both teams, beginning when Athletico sent 4Legs to the Loser's Finals 3-0.

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Far Cry 5 pits players against a freedom-loving death cult

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Far Cry 5 pits players against a freedom-loving death cult

Far Cry 5 will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Project Scorpio, and Windows PC on February 27, 2018, Ubisoft has announced.

Set in America for the first time, the game promises a serene-looking yet deeply twisted world that players can tackle solo or entirely in two-player online co-op.

As the new junior deputy of fictional Hope County, Montana, players will find that their arrival accelerates a years-long silent coup by a fanatical doomsday cult, the Project at Eden's Gate, igniting a violent takeover of the county. Caught off guard and drawn into a power struggle, players must disrupt the carefully laid plans of the Project at Eden’s Gate, and fan the fires of resistance to help liberate the Hope County community and themselves.

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Bungie has "invested heavily" in Destiny 2 hybrid network

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Bungie has "invested heavily" in Destiny 2 hybrid network

Destiny 2 won't have dedicated servers, but it has the best solution for the sort of game it is, Bungie says.

In the latest Bungie weekly report, Destiny 2 engineering lead Matt Segur explains that the game runs on a hybrid system, and that Bungie isn't being at all cheap with its infrastructure.

That is, Destiny 2 uses a hybrid of client-server (dedicated) and peer-to-peer technology that eliminates the host migration that occurred in Destiny 1's in raids and Trials matches.

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Xbox's Mixer app now allows co-streaming, supports mobile

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Xbox's Mixer app now allows co-streaming, supports mobile

Xbox's game live-streaming app Beam has a new name and a few new features.

The Twitch competitor is now known as Mixer, and from today allows co-streaming, where up to four streamers can combine their streams into a single viewer experience.

When co-streaming, all four streamers appear in a splitscreen format, and each can be livestreaming a different game or activity.

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Team Regicide just made its LoL OPL debut more difficult

Team Regicide just made its LoL OPL debut more difficult

Oceanic Pro League newcomer Team Regicide has made its first game in the competition more difficult by not submitting a roster in time for the deadline.

Riot required all OPL teams to submit five active starting players and one substitute by May 22 to be eligible to compete in the competition, but Team Regicide failed to submit a conforming roster.

According to Riot, these deadlines ensure that the proper background checks for all players in the league can be conducted. They also ensure that every team in the league has equal visibility into their respective Week 1 opponent’s roster.

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Accidentally set fire to your own cards in Gwent, in open beta now

Accidentally set fire to your own cards in Gwent, in open beta now

Gwent, the expanded standalone version of the card game from The Witcher is now in open beta on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

It is free-to-play with optional in-game purchases.

In Gwent, players partake in fast-paced duels that combine skill-based play with bluffing and careful deck construction.

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Xbox Game Pass launches June 1 with these 100 games

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Xbox Game Pass launches June 1 with these 100 games

Game subscription service Xbox Game Pass is available from today for Xbox Live Gold members, and will launch for everyone on June 1.

Game Pass gives players unlimited access to 100 Xbox One and backward compatible Xbox 360 games for US$10 (AU$11) a month.

Every month, new games cycle in and out of the service, and games are fully downloaded rather than streamed.

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Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is coming to Xbone and PS4

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Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is coming to Xbone and PS4

Action RPG Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in spring, Capcom has announced.

The game contains both the original Dragon’s Dogma and its expansion Dark Arisen – the same package that released on PC last year (and on seventh-gen consoles earlier than that).

A five-year-old game coming to current-gen consoles isn't particularly newsworthy, except that Dragon's Dogma is such an easy game to recommend – even to those who aren't super keen on RPGs.

Tuesday 30 May

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PS3 production ceases in Japan
Retirement nears for seventh-gen console.