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Forza Horizon 3 brings some Holden classics to the Outback

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Forza Horizon 3 brings some Holden classics to the Outback

Forza Horizon 3 will include some distinctly Australian cars when it releases this September.

Earlier this week developer Turn 10 featured three iconic Holden models as part of its weekly Forza Garage announcement.

The models are the 1951 Holden 50-2106 FX Ute, 1974 Holden Sandman HQ Panel Van, and 2016 Holden Special Vehicles GTS Maloo.

The inclusion of Holden within the game is poignant, as the manufacturer's Australian operations will be shutting down in 2017.

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Australia release date confirmed for Yakuza 0

Australia release date confirmed for Yakuza 0

The highly anticipated Yakuza 0 finally has a release date for the West: January 24, 2017.

A prequel, Yakuza 0 takes place in December 1988 in Kamurocho, a fictionalised version of Tokyo's Kabukicho and Shinjuku Golden Gai areas. The story will follow two figures from the Yakuza world, Kazuma Kiryu of the Kanto region and Goro Majima of the Kansi region.

Kiryu featured as the protagonist in previous Yakuza titles, but will appear as a young 20-year-old in the upcoming title.

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Is Battleborn going free to play?

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Is Battleborn going free to play?

Battleborn could very well be adopting a free-to-play model, according to analytics firm Superdata.

In a report discussing the most digitally profitable games worldwide in June, Superdata compared Battleborn to Evolve, another title that launched well but diminished soon after.

Evolve has since seen a influx of players after going free-to-play.

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Darksiders is being "warmastered" for new-gen consoles

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Darksiders is being "warmastered" for new-gen consoles

THQ and Vigil Games’ apocalyptic action game Darksiders is being remastered for new-gen consoles and PC.

Dubbed Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, the remaster will have its graphical features bumped up for increased performance on new consoles.

Running at 60fps on PS4 and Xbox One (and 30fps on Wii U), it doubles the texture resolution and adds improved shadow and post-processing effects over the previous-gen version.

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EB Games removes two sexualised games from website

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EB Games removes two sexualised games from website

Two controversially sexualised Japanese video games have been pulled from EB Games’ shelves and websites, the retailer has confirmed.

Gal Gun: Double Peace, the latest in its notorious franchise, has players perform suggestive acts on scantily-clad schoolgirls and wield “orgasm bombs,” whereas Senran Kagura Estival Versus features sexualised destruction of characters’ costumes.

EB Games provided a statement to online outlet Stevivor, upon request, in which it affirmed that “Australians who are 18 years or older have the right to make their own choices about what video games they play.”

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The International winners’ prize pool is huge, but Valve’s is huger

The International winners’ prize pool is huge, but Valve’s is huger

Dota 2 tournament The International’s prize pool has reached a new record high for esports, but host Valve is making even more out of the deal.

As of this writing, the Dota 2 Prize Pool Tracker showed that the pool stood at US$18.8 million - the highest for any esports event in history.

But sales of Battle Passes - in-game items that allow a range of tournament-related activities - only contribute 25% of their revenues to the prize pool..

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Remedy's latest: a free-to-play shooter from Korea

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Remedy's latest: a free-to-play shooter from Korea

Acclaimed Finnish developer Remedy's next project is, surprisingly, a campaign mode for South Korean free-to-play shooter CrossFire 2.

The studio announced its partnership with developer Smilegate via its company blog today, though it says it has been working on the game "for a while."

Smilegate "specifically chose Remedy to bring [its] unique blend of storytelling, memorable characters and inventive gameplay to CrossFire's global audience," the company said.

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A plague of rats pour onto consoles in Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide

A plague of rats pour onto consoles in Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide

Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on October 4.

The announcement comes from the game's developer, Fatshark Studios, which is publishing the title digitally.

Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide is a four player co-op title that pits players against the endless Skaven hordes that have overrun the city of Ubersreik. Players must fight the menace together as a group of heroes, each with unique play styles, personalities, and weapon arsenals.

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Pokemon Go Plus Edition delayed

Pokemon Go Plus Edition delayed

The Pokemon Go Plus Edition has been delayed until September, according to Nintendo.

The announcement came from Nintendo of Europe's Twitter account.

A sought-after device included in the Plus edition will pair with a player's smartphone via a "low-energy Bluetooth connection", and allows players to acquire items and catch Pokemon without having to remove their phone from their pocket.

Friday 29 July

Australia release date confirmed for Yakuza 0
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Australia release date confirmed for Yakuza 0
Plus some pretty new screenshots.
Is Battleborn going free to play?
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Is Battleborn going free to play?
Superdata predicts it will.
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Defect release trailer
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Defect release trailer
Battlerite gameplay trailer
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Battlerite gameplay trailer
Just Sing trailer
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Just Sing trailer
Cosmos Rings launch trailer
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Cosmos Rings launch trailer

Thursday 28 July

A plague of rats pour onto consoles in Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide
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A plague of rats pour onto consoles in Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide
Somebody call the exterminator.
Pokemon Go Plus Edition delayed
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Pokemon Go Plus Edition delayed
Phone holding crisis continues unabated.