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Outlast 2 will be released in Australia after all

Outlast 2 will be released in Australia after all

Outlast 2 will get a release in Australia after all.

Last week the game was refused classification (i.e. banned) by the Australian Classification Board thanks in part to a scene of implied sexual violence.

In its decision, the Classification Board report noted that "without the depiction of implied sexual violence ", Outlast 2 would be eligible for a R18+ rating.

However, a review by the board saw the survival horror title pick up a rating of R18+, with no changes necessary.

New Zealand's Office of Film and Literature gave the game's demo an R16, and is yet to release a decision for the full game.

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WWII FPS Day of Infamy leaves Steam Early Access today

WWII FPS Day of Infamy leaves Steam Early Access today

The next shooter from Insurgency developer New World leaves Steam Early Access today.

World War II FPS Day of Infamy started in late 2015 as a mod for Insurgency, but quickly became its own thing.

It features eight player co-op across three game modes and two difficulty levels, but its main courses are its 24 and 32 player competitive multiplayer modes, which span wave-based, single-life, and objective-reinforcement game types.

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Former lead animator on Mass Effect explains Andromeda's janky animations

Former lead animator on Mass Effect explains Andromeda's janky animations

The lead animator on Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 has shared his thoughts on why parts of Mass Effect: Andromeda have such dodgy animation.

Jonathan Cooper, now in animation at Naughty Dog, said it was likely BioWare simply ran out of time to animate everything properly.

However, before he got into his theories on the game's development, he joined BioWare in scolding those who hurled abuse at the woman they believed was responsible for Andromeda's bung animations (she wasn't).

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Rumour: Destiny 2 is coming September 8, PC included

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Rumour: Destiny 2 is coming September 8, PC included

It looks like Destiny 2 is coming on September 8.

PlayStation 4 players will get beta access before other platforms – in June according to Eurogamer.

All the above information comes via leaked retail posters that Italian website Lega Network got its hands on.

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Switch Joy-Con desync issue fixed with foam

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Switch Joy-Con desync issue fixed with foam

The Switch's Joy-Con desync problem is thanks to a manufacturing fault that can be fixed, Nintendo says.

The company also claims that newer Joy-Con models don't contain the fault at all.

Numerous Switch owners have complained about the left Joy-Con desyncing since the system launched earlier this month. The fault only occurs when the Joy-Cons are used wirelessly.

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ME: Andromeda character creator might get tweaked

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ME: Andromeda character creator might get tweaked

Those who feel that Mass Effect: Andromeda's character creator is needlessly restrictive will be happy to hear that it is one part of the game BioWare is looking to improve.

The creator has been criticised by some for omitting options for things like eyebrow modification, as well as for its limited skin tone selection. Some players have also found that their Ryder looks fine in the creator, only to resemble an HR Giger remix of their original vision when the game actually starts.

The creator does have one cool feature though: it alters how your parents look as you change your own appearance. It's quite like real life in that sense: you get a neck tattoo, and your parents look ashamed to have raised you.

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Controversial Aussie Senator decries censorship, gives Gameplanet shout-out

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Controversial Aussie Senator decries censorship, gives Gameplanet shout-out

An Senator has criticised the Australian Classification Board following its ban of survival horror title Outlast 2 last week.

Outlast 2 was refused classification (i.e. banned) in Australia thanks in part to a scene of implied sexual violence.

As reported by IGN, in a speech delivered to the Senate yesterday, Liberal Democratic Party Senator David Leyonhjelm urged the Government to leave gamers alone.

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night won't come to Wii U

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night won't come to Wii U

Castlevania spiritual successor Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is no longer coming to Wii U.

Instead, the 2D side-scroller will made an appearance on Nintendo's Switch console. It is also coming to Windows, OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Xbox One.

Bloodstained raised more than US$5.5m via Kickstarter in June of 2015. Those who backed the project for Wii U are entitled to a refund, or to simply back a different platform.

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Legacy upset puts depleted Chiefs back on top of LoL OPL

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Legacy upset puts depleted Chiefs back on top of LoL OPL

Chiefs rose to the top of the League of Legends Oceanic Pro League standings over the weekend, despite four of its starting five sitting out thanks to suspensions.

Chiefs fielded three former Exile5 players against their former team, and the group swept Exile5 to pick up three points (two for the win and a bonus for the sweep).

However, Chief's ascent to first place was also possible thanks to an unexpected upset, when fifth-placed Sin Gaming swept first-placed Legacy eSports.