Kiwi action RPG smash Path of Exile is coming to Xbox One on August 25.
The game will go live at 9am NZT / 7am AEST.
It's a free-to-play title, but you can support its continued development via a brand new (optional) starter pack. Inside are 200 points to spend in the cosmetics store, the First Blood Weapon Effect, and an Extra Stash Tab to get you on your way in Wraeclast.
In May, we travelled to Grinding Gear Games to see the studio's plans for the game, and you can read all about them here.
World of Tanks is getting a campaign mode.
Dubbed "War Stories", the mode will launch tomorrow, and is exclusive to World of Tanks on console.
War Stories can be played solo and in co-op, and according to Wargaming, will allow gamers to relive historical events, discover alternate histories, and play out fantasy campaigns.
Planet Coaster developer Frontier is creating another theme park sim, and this time it's all about dinosaurs.
Jurassic World Evolution puts players in control of operations on the island of Isla Nublar, as featured in the original Jurassic Park film.
The goal is to build new attractions, bioengineer new dinosaur breeds, and figure out the best way to keep said dinosaurs away from paying punters.
Sony might have been hacked again.
"Security hacker group" Ourmine has taken control of Sony's official PlayStation Twitter and Facebook, and is claiming to have access to the PlayStation Network Database.
"PlayStation Network Databases leaked #OurMine," the official PlayStation account tweeted this morning.
The reports were true – Mass Effect: Andromeda isn't getting any single-player DLC.
All three prior Mass Effect games received single-player DLC, and Mass Effect 2's Lair of the Shadow Broker and Mass Effect 3's Citadel were particularly well-received.
In an update on the game's official site, BioWare has also revealed that the game's latest update (1.10) is its last.
The second season of the Overwatch Pacific Championship starts tonight, Blizzard has announced.
Eight top teams from across the Pacific will fight for glory, including 16 players who played key roles representing five different countries in the recent group stages of Overwatch World Cup 2017.
The total prize pool on offer is NT 8,300,000 (approximately AU$346,000).
Aussie first-person rogue-lite City of Brass will hit Steam Early Access on September 18, developer Uppercut Games has announced.
In City of Brass, you are a daring thief infiltrating the titular trap-laden city, armed only with a blade and an extremely versatile whip that can grab, trip, disarm, and stun, as well as swing you about the place.
Levels are Arabian Nights-themed and procedurally generated, and the game features multiple interacting systems that sound like they are designed with player freedom in mind.
EB Games has paid AU$8500 to at least one of its former staff members following complaints about a manager, Kotaku reports.
In 2015, five EB Games workers lodged a complaint with the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and made statutory declarations to the Australian Human Rights Commission regarding their treatment at the hands of EB Games regional manager Mark DiStefano, among other things.
Some of the alleged treatment is outlined in this Kotaku feature that ran in July 2015, but the short version is that the complainants claim DiStefano was short-tempered; frequently verbally abusive, racist, and homophobic; and behaved inappropriately – even around customers. There were also claims that EB Games' casual staff either worked unpaid overtime or didn't get shifts.
Two-thirds of Kiwis play video games, half of all players are female, and the average player age is 34, says the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association.
This week the association released its annual Digital New Zealand report, which it produces in conjunction with Bond University in Queensland.
Digital New Zealand 2018 is the fifth study in a series of national research that began in 2009. It looks at the demographics of Kiwis who play games, as well as their play habits, behaviours and attitudes.
"Fullbright has a warts-and-all approach to creating characters that makes them feel consistently genuine."
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