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Your bandwidth is safe: only Xbox One X will download 4K assets

Your bandwidth is safe: only Xbox One X will download 4K assets

Last week there was some measure of shock in the Xbox community when it was discovered that thanks to its 4K assets, the download for upcoming racer Forza Motorsport 7 will weigh in at around 100GB.

However, Microsoft has told Aussie site Stevivor that only the Xbox One X will download the game's 4K assets, so the bandwidth of Xbox One and Xbox One S owners will be spared.

“With the launch of Xbox One X, when it comes to game content our intention is to download the correct assets to the correct console,” a Microsoft representative told Stevivor.

“This means, regardless of the TV you are playing on, 4K assets will be downloaded to Xbox One X (if available) and the standard 1080p assets will be downloaded to a Xbox One S.”

Those who buy an Xbox One X but don't have a 4K display will still benefit from 4K assets thanks to supersampling, a process that downsizes 4K assets to HD, removing rough edges ("jaggies") in the process. This means it's unlikely Microsoft will allow Xbox One X owners to opt out of 4K asset downloads.

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Ex-Playdead CEO's next game is a side-scroller not unlike Limbo and Inside

Ex-Playdead CEO's next game is a side-scroller not unlike Limbo and Inside

The former CEO of Playdead is working on another moody side-scroller.

Playdead co-founder Dino Patti's new studio is a UK venture called Jumpship, and it is making a sci-fi action adventure called Somerville, a teaser for which you can watch below.

Patti left Playdead last July after 10 years with the company, over which time it released a pair of lauded titles in Limbo and Inside.

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Rugby League Live 4 to tackle consoles next month

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Rugby League Live 4 to tackle consoles next month

Rugby League Live 4 will release on July 28 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, publisher Tru Blu Entertainment has announced.

Those of you with good memories will recall that the game was announced earlier this year for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, but there was no mention of the latter platform in today's release date announcement.

According to Tru Blu, RLL4 builds on the strong foundation set by prior entries in the franchise. New features include a stadium creator, new face capture technology, and a more in-depth career mode. Controls have been refined as well.

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SNES Classic Edition confirmed, contains previously unseen Star Fox 2

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SNES Classic Edition confirmed, contains previously unseen Star Fox 2

As rumoured, Nintendo is releasing a mini version of its famous SNES console this year.

The Super NES Classic Edition follows on from last year's limited-run NES Classic, and comes with a pair of controllers, an HDMI cable, and 21 pre-installed games.

One such game is Star Fox 2, a title which Nintendo created for the SNES 22 years ago, but never released.

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Blank Esports wins its way to the Overwatch Pacific Champs final in Taiwan

Blank Esports wins its way to the Overwatch Pacific Champs final in Taiwan

Australia's Blank Esports is through to the grand of the Overwatch Pacific Championship in Taiwan.

The Australian team topped the table in the first round of the regular season, and finished second in the second round to secure a second place finish and a playoffs berth.

Over the weekend, it defeated Taiwan's ahq e-Sports Club in 4-2, 4-1 to advance to the championship final.

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Kanga Esports Paladins team to take on world's best at Dreamhack Valencia

Kanga Esports Paladins team to take on world's best at Dreamhack Valencia

Kanga Esports' dominant Paladins team is on its way to Dreamhack Valencia.

The reigning Oceania champions conquered all in the six-week AU$10,000 Path To Valencia tournament that concluded at the Hi-Rez Mid Year Finals in Adelaide over the weekend.

Kanga battled Kings in the final, and while Kings ended Kanga’s 160+ map winning streak, the latter triumphed easily, 4-1.

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Legacy gets its revenge in Smite OPL Split 2 grand final

Legacy gets its revenge in Smite OPL Split 2 grand final

Legacy Esports has taken sweet revenge on LG Dire Wolves in the second split of the Smite Oceanic Pro League.

Legacy fell to the Wolves in the Split 1 grand finals in April at IEM Sydney, but shocked the Wolves in Adelaide over the weekend to take the Split 2 grand finals, 3-1.

The grand final loss was only the Wolves' second in the six week split, and it saw Legacy go home with the lion's share of the event's AU$25,000 prize pool.

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Outcry sees Take-Two reverse stance on recently banned GTA V mod tool

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Outcry sees Take-Two reverse stance on recently banned GTA V mod tool

Grand Theft Auto V publisher Take-Two has relaxed its stance on single-player mods for the popular open world title, following an outcry from the game's community.

Cheating is a huge problem in the PC version of GTA Online, and as of late, Take-Two has been going after the creators of cheating tools such as Lexicon, Force Hax, and Menyoo, all of which allow subscribers to spawn infinite piles of cash, teleport other players to arbitrary locations, become invulnerable, and so forth.

However, in its haste to crush these services last week, Take-Two also lawyered up to shut down OpenIV, a popular modding tool that has run for 10 years supporting supported GTA IV, Max Payne 3, and GTA V.

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Modern Warfare Remastered gets pricey standalone release without DLC

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Modern Warfare Remastered gets pricey standalone release without DLC

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will be available as a standalone game on PlayStation 4 from July 4, Activision has announced.

It will be available both on disc and as a digital download at a recommended retail price of NZ$80 / AU$70. In the States it is only US$40 (approximately NZ$55 / AU$53).

Activision said the game will come to other platforms in the future, and Mighty Ape has an estimated release date for the Xbox One version of November 4.

Wednesday 28 June