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PUBG dev might take action against Epic over Fortnite: Battle Royale

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PUBG dev might take action against Epic over Fortnite: Battle Royale

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds studio Bluehole is thinking about taking action against Epic Games over Fortnite's battle royale mode.

On Friday, Epic announced that its take on the last man standing genre, Fortnite: Battle Royale, will launch as a free-to-play standalone title on September 26,

However, in a press release shortly after, Bluehole VP and executive producer Changhan Kim expressed concern that Epic Games' support of PUGB via Unreal Engine licensing could pose a conflict of interest.

"We've had an ongoing relationship with Epic Games throughout PUBG’s development as they are the creators of UE4, the engine we licensed for the game," said Kim.

"After listening to the growing feedback from our community and reviewing the gameplay for ourselves, we are concerned that Fortnite may be replicating the experience for which PUBG is known."

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A Fast and Furious game is apparently underway at Project Cars studio Slightly Mad

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A Fast and Furious game is apparently underway at Project Cars studio Slightly Mad

Project Cars 2 developer Slightly Mad Studios is apparently making a Fast and Furious game.

As Eurogamer reports, Australian YouTuber SpotTheOzzie was streaming Project Cars 2 when Slightly Mad CEO Ian Bell joined him for a chat.

Bell divulged that his studio has a deal with a major Hollywood company to make tie-in games for a major franchise for the next six years,

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Devolver's Call of Duty doco is out, and so are a bunch of COD: WWII mini trailers

Devolver's Call of Duty doco is out, and so are a bunch of COD: WWII mini trailers

CODumentary, an unofficial behind-the-scenes Call of Duty documentary from publisher Devolver Digital, is available now on Steam, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube Movie Rentals, and more.

The feature-length doco was independently produced in the UK by Jonathan Beales and Fizz Pictures, and follows the incredible rise of CoD from the early 2000s to the present day.

Among other things, it will tackle the infamous fracturing of Modern Warfare studio Infinity Ward.

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A technical issue has delayed Dontnod's undead RPG Vampyr

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A technical issue has delayed Dontnod's undead RPG Vampyr

Dontnod Entertainment's semi-open world bloodsucking RPG Vampyr has been delayed.

The intriguing-looking game's release has been pushed back from November this year to autumn 2018.

Apparently a technical issue is to blame.

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Fortnite's battle royale mode to be standalone and F2P

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Fortnite's battle royale mode to be standalone and F2P

The battle royale mode in Fortnite will launch as a free-to-play standalone title on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, Epic Games has announced.

That means players won’t be required to own Fortnite to play Fortnite: Battle Royale.

Players who purchased the Fortnite in anticipation of the battle royale mode can get a refund.

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Monster Hunter World, Dragon’s Crown Pro and the rest of Sony's TGS news

Monster Hunter World, Dragon’s Crown Pro and the rest of Sony's TGS news

Here's the rest of the news from Sony's pre-TGS press conference, held this morning in Tokyo:

Monster Hunter World is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on January 26, 2018.

A collector's edition and a digital deluxe edition of Monster Hunter World will be available. There will also be a Monster Hunter World edition of the PS4 Pro console.

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Final Fantasy IX gets "surprise" PS4 release

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Final Fantasy IX gets "surprise" PS4 release

As rumoured earlier this week, a remaster of Final Fantasy IX is coming to PlayStation 4 – in fact, it's available right now.

It looks like the same version of the game that was ported to PC last year.

Originally released in 2000, Final Fantasy IX is often cited as the high point of the series.

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Left Alive is a survival shooter from Armored Core and Metal Gear vets

Left Alive is a survival shooter from Armored Core and Metal Gear vets

Square Enix has announced a survival action shooter called Left Alive that's coming to PC and PS4 next year – in Japan at least.

The game was announced at PlayStation's pre-TGS press conference this morning, and Square Enix has promised that more information will emerge from TGS itself.

Armored Core director Toshifumi Nabeshima is involved, as are Ghost in the Shell: Arise and Xenoblade Chronicles X mech designer Takayuki Yanase and Metal Gear series character designer Yoji Shinkawa.

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Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Collector's Edition is some crap-tier garbage

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Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Collector's Edition is some crap-tier garbage

An expensive Collector’s Edition of Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite has its buyers feeling hoodwinked thanks to some hilariously misleading ads.

The Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Collector’s Edition promises that for NZ$199 (or AU$299 in Australia for some reason), you get four "highly detailed diorama statues" and "dynamic replicas of the infamous Infinity Stones" alongside Capcom's latest competitive fighter.

"Exploding with all the excitement, intensity, and quality fans expect from Marvel and Capcom, this Collector's Edition is destined to become the showcase of every fan's collection," its description reads.