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Bungie has "invested heavily" in Destiny 2 hybrid network

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.

"The server is authoritative over how the game progresses, and each player is authoritative over their own movement and abilities," writes Segur.

"This allows us to give players the feeling of immediacy in all their moving and shooting – no matter where they live and no matter whom they choose to play with.

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

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.

A free 14-day free trial is available now for Live Gold subscribers, and will roll out to everyone on June 1.

"We know that a gaming subscription service is only as good as its catalog of titles," said Xbox.

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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.

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Bandai Namco delays Get Even following Manchester attack

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Bandai Namco delays Get Even following Manchester attack

Bandai Namco is delaying the release of survival horror Get Even in response to the recent terrorist attack in Manchester, England.

The game was due out tomorrow on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, but will instead release a month later on June 23.

On Monday night a suicide bomber killed 22 and injured 59 in an attack at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.

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Bungie has "invested heavily" in Destiny 2 hybrid network
Bungie has "invested heavily" in Destiny 2 hybrid network
NEWS 'This is the best model for all of Destiny 2."
Xbox's Mixer app now allows co-streaming, supports mobile
Xbox's Mixer app now allows co-streaming, supports mobile
NEWS Stream team.
Team Regicide just made its LoL OPL debut more difficult
Team Regicide just made its LoL OPL debut more difficult
NEWS Hoist by its own petard.
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
NEWS Card game escapes The Witcher.
Xbox Game Pass launches June 1 with these 100 games
Xbox Game Pass launches June 1 with these 100 games
NEWS Live Gold members can play now.
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Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is coming to Xbone and PS4
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is coming to Xbone and PS4
NEWS Yes, Arisen.
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Bandai Namco delays Get Even following Manchester attack
Bandai Namco delays Get Even following Manchester attack
NEWS "Our deepest condolences."
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Uncharted film now stars Spider-Man Tom Holland as young Nathan Drake
Uncharted film now stars Spider-Man Tom Holland as young Nathan Drake
NEWS Will it ever be made?
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The next Dragon Age is underway, and Sunless Sea's writer is pitching in
The next Dragon Age is underway, and Sunless Sea's writer is pitching in
NEWS This bodes well.
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A cardboard version of action RPG Hand of Fate is coming
A cardboard version of action RPG Hand of Fate is coming
NEWS Fate, unplugged.
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Here are the Kiwi and Aussie teams that will battle in LoL: League of Origin
Here are the Kiwi and Aussie teams that will battle in LoL: League of Origin
NEWS Strong line-ups.
Cliff Bleszinski's LawBreakers is coming to PS4
Cliff Bleszinski's LawBreakers is coming to PS4
NEWS US$30 on PS4 and PC.
Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed, but here's some new screens
Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed, but here's some new screens
NEWS Take your time, R*.
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Avant Garde bests Legacy to win ESL ANZ CS:GO Champs
Avant Garde bests Legacy to win ESL ANZ CS:GO Champs
NEWS Going out on top.
Blank in tussle for top spot at the Overwatch Pacific Champs
Blank in tussle for top spot at the Overwatch Pacific Champs
NEWS Top three battle it out.
The Resident Evil film series is getting a reboot
The Resident Evil film series is getting a reboot
NEWS Too big to Final.
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Adelaide Crows Football Club acquires LoL OPL team Legacy
Adelaide Crows Football Club acquires LoL OPL team Legacy
NEWS A first for ANZ.
A brand new Life is Strange game is in development
A brand new Life is Strange game is in development
NEWS Won't be at E3.
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Destiny 2 - all the news from this morning's event
Destiny 2 - all the news from this morning's event
NEWS PC, classes, clans, and more.
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The Witcher is getting a live action Netflix show
The Witcher is getting a live action Netflix show
NEWS Based on something called "the books".
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You can now play Mini Metro in Te Reo Māori
You can now play Mini Metro in Te Reo Māori
NEWS Ka pai.
Exalted exploration title Exo One up on Kickstarter now
Exalted exploration title Exo One up on Kickstarter now
NEWS From Aussie Jay Weston.
Capcom wants Resident Evil 7 to be its best-selling game ever
Capcom wants Resident Evil 7 to be its best-selling game ever
NEWS 10m the target.
Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 announced, out before April 2018
Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 announced, out before April 2018
NEWS Unannounced AAA MP title delayed.
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Here's what Xbox One owners are like, according to Microsoft
Here's what Xbox One owners are like, according to Microsoft
NEWS Where do you fit in?
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Nintendo is bringing The Legend of Zelda to mobile – report
Nintendo is bringing The Legend of Zelda to mobile – report
NEWS Coming later this year.
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Mindfreak wins again at CoD World League Sydney
Mindfreak wins again at CoD World League Sydney
NEWS Local dominance.
Surviving Mars is a management sim from Cities: Skylines and Tropico devs
Surviving Mars is a management sim from Cities: Skylines and Tropico devs
NEWS Paradox and Haemimont join forces.
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Paradox Interactive to publish Harebrained Schemes' turn-based Battletech
Paradox Interactive to publish Harebrained Schemes' turn-based Battletech
NEWS A good pairing.
Remedy classic Alan Wake to be pulled from stores
Remedy classic Alan Wake to be pulled from stores
NEWS Music issue could see game vanish.
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