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"Largest ever" Fallout DLC Far Harbor makes landfall this month

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"Largest ever" Fallout DLC Far Harbor makes landfall this month

Far Harbor, the final piece of announced Fallout 4 DLC, will launch on May 19th, Bethesda says.

The DLC takes players to an island off the coast of Maine at the behest of the Valentine Detective Agency.

It centres on the search for a young woman and a synth colony, as well as inter-faction rivalry between the synths and the Children of Atom.

Far Harbor includes the largest landmass Bethesda has ever built for a piece of DLC, as well as the requisite range of new gear and weaponry.

Heavily irradiated, the area sees new radioactive creatures emerge from the mire to put the player down in a variety of unpleasant ways.

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Steam pages now show how reviews change over time

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Steam pages now show how reviews change over time

Valve has made a small change to Steam user reviews to reflect how post-release development changes user experiences.

Store pages will now show a "recent review score," tabulating reviews over the past 30 days, in addition to games' overall review scores, provided there are enough recent reviews and the game has been out for at least 45 days.

More-recent reviews will also be given pride of place on store pages.

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Titanfall studio working on new Star Wars adventure

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Titanfall studio working on new Star Wars adventure

Titanfall development studio Respawn Entertainment is working on a game set in the Star Wars universe, EA has confirmed.

Specifically, the studio is producing "an all-new 3rd person action adventure game" based on the mega-successful property, according to EA executive VP Patrick Soderlund.

The announcement explains Respawn's spate of hirings in 2014, which included God of War 3 director Stig Asmussen.

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Overwatch to launch without competitive play

Overwatch to launch without competitive play

Blizzard's anticipated multiplayer shooter Overwatch will launch without Competitive Play, director Jeff Kaplan has confirmed.

Though the system was included in the closed beta, Kaplan said in a forum post that community feedback pushed Blizzard to "rework the system and make it better."

"Our plan is to bring back a newly re-designed version of Competitive Play sometime after Overwatch launches."

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"Toxic" streamer permanently banned from League of Legends

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"Toxic" streamer permanently banned from League of Legends

Toxic Twitch streamer Tyler1 has responded to Riot's decision to permanently ban him from League of Legends.

His vlogged response: "meh, I saw it coming, dude."

Tyler1 has become known for his self-described "toxic" behaviour, which is how he amassed thousands of followers but also the reason Riot permabanned him.

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Is this the obscured face of Watch Dogs 2's protagonist?

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Is this the obscured face of Watch Dogs 2's protagonist?

A possible image of the protagonist of Watch Dogs 2 may have leaked, via an actor's Instagram account.

Actor Cort King posted the image with the following hashtag-laden, SEO-friendly description, before setting his account to private:

Had a blast doing motion capture work as the lead character in a new video game series! (= #actor #motioncapture #artist #videogames #ps4 #xbox #art #work #comingsoon #WatchDogs2
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Dishonored 2 release date and voice cast revealed

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Dishonored 2 release date and voice cast revealed

Dishonored 2 has a new holiday release date, and a new voice cast to match.

Launching November 11th, the game features the vocal talents of a host of film, TV, and video game stars:

Vincent D'Onofio (Netflix's Daredevil, Full Metal Jacket, Men In Black)
Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Netflix's Daredevil, Death Proof)
Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones, Narcos, The Good Wife)
Sam Rockwell (Moon, Galaxy Quest, Iron Man 2)
Jamie Hector (The Wire, Heroes, Halo: Reach)
Robin Lord Taylor (Gotham, Accepted, Another Earth)
Stephen Russell (Thief, Fallout 4, Skyrim)
Erica Luttrel (Fallout 4, The Magic School Bus)

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WH40K: Dawn of War III is coming to PC next year

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WH40K: Dawn of War III is coming to PC next year

A third Dawn of War title is in the works at Relic Entertainment, Sega announced today.

“This is the Dawn of War that fans have been waiting for,” said executive producer Stephen MacDonald.

“Our biggest units ever? Check. Giant orbital lasers? Check. Base-building, epic heroes, huge battles, it’s all in there. Get ready for the biggest Dawn of War yet. For the Emperor!”

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Nintendo president: declining sales make NX "essential"

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Nintendo president: declining sales make NX "essential"

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima says the company's upcoming NX console is vital to resuscitating its flagging sales.

Citing a predicted drop in annual Wii U sales from 2.4 million units to 800,000, Kimishima said that "NX and smart device business will be essential to cover this gap."

Kimishima's comment came in an investor Q&A following his firm's earnings call.

Tuesday 3 May

The Division post-raid review
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The Division post-raid review
Our full thoughts and score now we've seen Falcon Lost.
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