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Sleeping Dogs dev wages gang warfare in Smash & Grab

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Sleeping Dogs dev wages gang warfare in Smash & Grab

Sleeping Dogs developer United Front Games today announced Smash + Grab, a "competitive gang warfare" game for PC.

Set in a retail district run by a corporate dystopia, teams of five loot stores and the opposing team for illicit goods, with the first team to reach $50,000 winning.

Moment-to-moment gameplay involves third-person melee combat, weapon modding, and tactical team play.

Multiple playable characters are available, as well as customisable and upgradeable loadouts, perks, and cosmetic items.

"Smash + Grab combines our love of competitive online games with our expertise in action mechanics and hand-to-hand combat, sharpened during our development of Sleeping Dogs," said United Front CEO Stephen Van Der Mescht.

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GoldenEye's cancelled XBLA remaster looks faithful

GoldenEye's cancelled XBLA remaster looks faithful

Footage emerged today via fan site Rare Thief of an incomplete, unreleased HD remaster of GoldenEye 007 originally destined for the Xbox Live Arcade.

The half-hour clip showcases a number of single player levels, including Dam, Facility, Cradle, and Aztec, as well as a small glimpse at split-screen multiplayer.

A 1:1 remaster akin to Microsoft's HD versions of the original Halo games, the remaster could apparently switch between classic Nintendo 64 graphics and HD graphics at the touch of a button.

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Pokémon Go usage has fallen by 12 million users

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Pokémon Go usage has fallen by 12 million users

Mobile game phenomenon Pokémon Go is on the downhill slope of its market domination, according to statistics from Axiom Capital Management reported by Bloomberg.

The game has dropped by over 12 million worldwide daily users since its peak of nearly 45 million soon after its July launch, state charts based on data from Sensor Tower, SurveyMonkey, and Apptopia.

User engagement has also dropped by over 50%.

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Sony hikes PlayStation Plus prices in North America

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Sony hikes PlayStation Plus prices in North America

Sony will raise the price of its PlayStation Plus online service in North America next week, for the first time since its launch in 2010.

Twelve-month memberships in the United States and Canada will rise $10 and $20 respectively, to US$60 and CA$70.

Three-month subscriptions, currently priced at $18 in both the United States and Canada, will jump to US$25 and CA$30.

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PS Now and DualShock 4 adaptor confirmed for PC

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PS Now and DualShock 4 adaptor confirmed for PC

Sony will bring its PlayStation Now game-streaming service to PC, recent rumours on the subject.

The move enables PC users to play a 400-game strong library of PlayStation 3 games for the first time, including The Last of Us, Uncharted, and Journey, via online streaming.

PS Now on PC will require a minimum of 5Mbps internet connection, and recommends a 3.5GHz Core i3 or 3.8GHz AMD A10 or better processor.

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AbleGamers and Twitch celebrate disabled gamers

AbleGamers and Twitch celebrate disabled gamers

Streaming platform Twitch has partnered with the AbleGamers Charity to celebrate gamers with disabilities in a five-day streaming event.

The week-long joint community spotlight series will run from August 22–26 on Twitch, and will showcase how six different streamers have worked around their disabilities in order to play games.

The series will also seek to illustrate what more can be done by the games industry to remove physical limitations in games.

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Has the PT curse been lifted? Allison Road is not cancelled

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Has the PT curse been lifted? Allison Road is not cancelled

First-person horror title Allison Road is back in production after it was officially cancelled in June.

The game's creator Christian Kesler has returned to the project after his studio, Lilith parted ways with publisher Team17.

Allison Road will continue development, but now under the new studio Far From Home, which Kesler co-founded with his wife/business partner.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's Season Pass is out now

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's Season Pass is out now

The Season Pass for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Those that already own the game can purchase the pass for NZ$40 on Steam, or NZ$49 for console.

Alternatively, a Digital Deluxe Edition is available with the Season Pass bundled and costs NZ$120 on Steam, and NZ$165 on console stores.

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Backers will be getting Divinity: Original Sin II even earlier

Backers will be getting Divinity: Original Sin II even earlier

Divinity: Original Sin II is coming to Steam's Early Access programme on September 15.

Those that backed the game on Kickstarter will be given access to its first act: Fort Joy.

According to developer Larian Studios, the area will be formidable. "Think Alcatraz, but if Alcatraz was a leper colony," it said. "And the island was haunted. And the bay around it was full of sharks. With tentacles… It ain’t pretty, is what we’re saying."

Tuesday 23 August

AbleGamers and Twitch celebrate disabled gamers
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AbleGamers and Twitch celebrate disabled gamers
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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's Season Pass is out now
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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's Season Pass is out now
Story content & in-game items included.
Backers will be getting Divinity: Original Sin II even earlier
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Backers will be getting Divinity: Original Sin II even earlier
Steam Early Access September 15.
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