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Bethesda isn't done in the fight for console cross-play

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Bethesda isn't done in the fight for console cross-play

Bethesda are back fighting the good fight for cross-play on console, with Elder Scrolls: Legends becoming the latest title to raise the issue.

In an interview with Game Informer, Bethesda's senior VP of global marketing Pete Hines drew a line in the sand when discussing the studio's card battle game.

"[The Elder Scrolls Legends] is a strategy card game that encompasses both single and multiplayer. It is both cross-platform play and cross-platform progress.

"It is our intention in order for the game to come out, it has to be those things on any system. We cannot have a game that works one way across everywhere else except for on this one thing."

Elder Scrolls: Legends has already released to mobile and PC, with a console release on the horizon.

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Diablo III coming to Nintendo Switch

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Diablo III coming to Nintendo Switch

What began as a simple tweet featuring a Diablo-themed light switch has now (to the surprise of no one) resulted in a leak indicating that Diablo III is coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year.

The leak comes thanks to a now-deleted page from Forbes, though the folks at Resetera have been kind enough to summarise the details.

According to Forbes, Diablo III will release on the Switch as the ‘Eternal Collection’ and will include the Reaper of Souls and Rise of the Necromancer expansions, along with all of the other content added since the game's initial release.

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THQ Nordic just got us closer to a new TimeSplitters

THQ Nordic just got us closer to a new TimeSplitters

The news of today's acquisition of the TimeSplitters IP by THQ Nordic will be music to the ears of many.

Fans have been crying out for a new TimeSplitters game for years, ever since developer Free Radicals shut down back in 2008.

Featuring time travelling elements and a comic book-inspired design, TimeSplitters produced a trilogy of games between 2000 and 2005.

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The Battle for Azeroth is live... for some

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The Battle for Azeroth is live... for some

Blizzard has officially released World Of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth, although some players are having a hard time logging in to the new expansion. It's most likely just a sever issue as masses of fans try and dive in to the new content.

Blizzard has confirmed one of the issues on Twitter, stating "We're currently investigating an issue affecting our authentication servers, which may result in failed or slow login attempts". It's unclear at this stage how fast a fix will be distributed but Blizzard will no doubt be putting all of their effort in to stabilizing the problem as fast as possible.

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Fall of Light: Darkest Edition coming to consoles soon

Fall of Light: Darkest Edition coming to consoles soon

Indie publisher Digerati has confirmed the release dates for its stylish looking action RPG, Fall of Light: Darkest Edition. Originally release on Steam in 2017 ,the Darkest Edition will be available to download 14 August on Xbox One, 21/22 August on PS4, and 23 August on Nintendo Switch.

Fall of Light: Darkest Edition will feature all of the original games content as well as an all-new dungeon, new enemies, traps and weapons, created especially for the Darkest Edition.

Fall of Light is a story-driven action RPG set in a world plagued by an all-consuming darkness. Players will take on the role of Nyx, a seasoned warrior who has embarked on a dangerous journey with his daughter, Aether, an ‘indigo child’ who handily radiates light. Only together will they be strong enough to complete their quest: reach the last place on Earth still touched by sunlight.

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Escalation Studios is now Bethesda Game Studios Dallas

Escalation Studios is now Bethesda Game Studios Dallas

QuakeCon was full of reveals and announcements over the weekend, a notable one being that Escalation Studios got a new name; Bethesda Game Studios Dallas.

The developer was acquired by ZeniMax in February 2017 after its work on the celebrated SnapMap game editor from id Software's 2016 Doom.

The studio will now be Bethesda's second Texas-based studio and fourth overall.

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God of War gets New Game+ later this month

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God of War gets New Game+ later this month

God of War's New Game+ mode will release on August 20 in a free update, giving players yet another reason to hack and slash as their favourite Greek deity.

Developer Sony Santa Monica detailed its features today, noting that the feature would go live as a celebration of the game's four month anniversary.

The mode will allow players to keep their armour, enchantments, abilities and more from a previous playthrough. At the same time, New Game+ won't be locked to any previous difficulty settings; it can be as easy or hard as players choose.

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Watch Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct

Watch Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct

Nintendo has released the latest Direct focused on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with revered director Masahiro Sakurai discussing lots of the new features and additions coming to the beloved series.

Five new characters make an appearance, including Castlevania's Simon Belmont and Richter Belmont. Alucard joins the game as an assist trophy with a new Dracula’s Castle stage also being added. Things also take a dark turn for poor Luigi and his under-powered vacuum cleaner during the presentation.

Masahiro Sakurai announced more stages, bringing the total up to a whopping 103 stages. The game is really living up to it's "Ultimate" name with the incredible amount of content packed in.

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EVO 2018 Results Round-up

EVO 2018 Results Round-up

After a long weekend of frame counting and perfectly executed timing, the biggest fighting game tournament of the year, EVO 2018 has come to a thrilling conclusion.

Taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, EVO 2018 saw competitors from all over the world gather to test their skills against the best.

While not a win in itself, Terrelle ‘Lil Majin’ Jackson showed his incredible skill at EVO's Tekken 7 bracket, making it to third place. What makes this achievement so special is the fact that since Tekken 7 launched, not a single American has even placed in the top 8.

Thursday 16 August

Diablo III coming to Nintendo Switch
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Diablo III coming to Nintendo Switch
BRB, just going to play some Diab-loo
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Gris reveal trailer
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Gris reveal trailer

Wednesday 15 August

Bethesda isn't done in the fight for console cross-play
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Bethesda isn't done in the fight for console cross-play
Elder Scrolls: Legends becomes the latest battleground.
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Tuesday 14 August

The Battle for Azeroth is live... for some
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The Battle for Azeroth is live... for some
The Horde and Alliance fight over a tree, k i l l i n g
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Fall of Light: Darkest Edition coming to consoles soon
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Fall of Light: Darkest Edition coming to consoles soon
Ico: Reaper of Dark Souls

Friday 10 August

Thursday 9 August

God of War gets New Game+ later this month
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God of War gets New Game+ later this month
Oh Boy oh boy oh boy...
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Watch Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct
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Watch Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct
That's a whole lot of Smash

Wednesday 8 August

EVO 2018 Results Round-up
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EVO 2018 Results Round-up
No button mashing here
Destiny's Year 2 combat detailed in Bungie livestream
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Destiny's Year 2 combat detailed in Bungie livestream
More bang for your buck.

Tuesday 7 August

Fallout 76 BETA is the full game with progress carried over
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Fallout 76 BETA is the full game with progress carried over
We have big nukes and we're not scared to use them

Monday 6 August

Friday 3 August

Rebuild your Walking Dead choices in time for the finale
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Rebuild your Walking Dead choices in time for the finale
Clementine MIGHT remember this.

Thursday 2 August

Lords of the Fallen 2 devs are starting from scratch
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Lords of the Fallen 2 devs are starting from scratch
Taking aim at FromSoftware
Semblance Nintendo Switch Review
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Semblance Nintendo Switch Review
Stylish squishy side-scrolling