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Kiwi FPS Sky Noon's first public test runs this weekend

Kiwi FPS Sky Noon's first public test runs this weekend

The first public test of Kiwi FPS Sky Noon is running from now until Tuesday morning, developer Lunar Rooster has announced.

You can sign up to participate in the beta on the game’s official Discord channel.

Sky Noon is a western-themed multiplayer FPS where kills are scored by knocking opponents off the map, Smash Bros.-style.

The beta will feature two free for all maps, and one cart mode map - Lunar Rooster's take on the classic team-based escort mode.

In cart mode, it tasks one team with moving a rail cart into the enemy base, and the first to three wins.

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NeocoreGames: 90 hour workweeks "meant as a joke"

NeocoreGames: 90 hour workweeks "meant as a joke"

The studio behind an upcoming Warhammer 40,000 action RPG says it was joking about making its staff work 90 hour weeks to make up for the game’s delayed release.

This morning, Hungarian studio NeocoreGames announced on Steam and its own forums that Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr would be leaving Early Access a bit more than three weeks later than expected.

Technical issues on the game's console versions mean the game will launch on all platforms on June 5 rather than May 11.

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Everspace dev: influencers "just shit at playing the game"

Everspace dev: influencers "just shit at playing the game"

Rockfish Games paid thousands to streamers at the launch of Everspace, but says most of the money was wasted.

As VG24/7 reports, Everspace developer Michael Schade gave a talk today at the Reboot Develop conference, where he outlined the pitfalls of paying prominent streamers to play a game.

Rockfish paid up to 5000 euros per hour to streamers to publicise the game, but Schade said that most were “just shit at playing the game” and “a disaster”.

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Deadpool 2 director to helm The Division film

Deadpool 2 director to helm The Division film

Deadpool 2 director David Leitch has signed on to direct the film adaptation of Ubisoft shared world shooter The Division.

Leitch is a stunt coordinator-turned-director who broke out with the cult hit John Wick, and followed that up with Atomic Blonde and Deadpool 2.

As per Variety, the film won’t enter production until 2019, as Leitch is directing a Fast and Furious spinoff first.

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Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass announced

Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass announced

A new Serious Sam title will be unveiled at this year’s E3, publisher Devolver Digital has announced.

The light-hearted but action heavy series is inspired by the wave of ‘90s 3D shooters that followed Doom, like Duke Nukem and Shadow Warrior.

Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass is promising full-throttle action, massive hordes of enemies, and an explosive array of weapons.

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A second Melbourne team joins Gfinity's Elite Series

A second Melbourne team joins Gfinity's Elite Series

A second Melbourne-based team has joined Gfinity Esports Australia’s Elite Series.

The Melbourne Order joins previously announced teams Melbourne Avant and Sydney Chiefs in the competition, which is being pitched as the Big Bash League of Australian esports.

When the competition kicks off in June, six city-based teams will battle in weekly competition in front of a live audience at a dedicated esports arena within the Hoyts Cinema Complex in Sydney.

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Australian Overwatch League pro Scott "Custa" Kennedy talks life in LA

Australian Overwatch League pro Scott "Custa" Kennedy talks life in LA

Australian Overwatch League pro Scott "Custa" Kennedy is already making an impact at his new home.

Earlier this month, the Adelaide-born 24-year-old was traded from the Dallas Fuel to the LA Valiant, joining assistant coach and fellow Australian Jordan ‘Gunba’ Graham in the green and gold.

This week, he’s the subject of a pair of fluffy mini-docs on his new team’s YouTube channel.

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Konami ends 10-year partnership with UEFA Champions League

Konami ends 10-year partnership with UEFA Champions League

It looks like the UEFA Champions League tournament will no longer appear in Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer.

Konami has ended its 10-year partnership with UEFA, a deal that allowed Pro Evolution Soccer exclusive game rights to the premiere European soccer tournament.

Konami's Jonas Lygaard said his company will shift its focus into other areas.

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Switch version of Dark Souls: Remastered delayed

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Switch version of Dark Souls: Remastered delayed

Dark Souls: Remastered won’t be coming to Nintendo Switch next month after all.

Bandai Namco Entertainment announced yesterday that the game’s Switch version has been pushed back into winter.

The release of the game’s Solaire of Astora Amiibo has also been postponed until winter.