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Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition announced for PC

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Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition announced for PC

Classic BioWare RPG Neverwinter Nights is getting a remaster courtesy of Beamdog.

The Canadian developer previously created enhanced editions of Baldur's Gate I & II, Icewind Dale, and Planescape Torment.

Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition will release for PC, Mac, and Linux for US$20.

It will feature advanced graphic shaders, 4k support, updated translations (French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish), and the fan community’s most requested bug fixes.

It will also be backwards compatible with save games, modules, and mods from the original Neverwinter Nights.

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Hours before launch, EA suspends Battlefront II microtransactions

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Hours before launch, EA suspends Battlefront II microtransactions

Following a week of fan outrage over its monetisation strategies, EA is temporarily removing microtransactions from Star Wars Battlefront II.

The move comes just hours before the game's official launch.

As those playing Battlefront II via Early Access or for review have discovered, the game's multiplayer progression is closely tied to loot crates, and these can be either earned in-game or purchased for real world money.

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Path of Exile's next expansion is end-game shake-up War for the Atlas

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Path of Exile's next expansion is end-game shake-up War for the Atlas

The next expansion for Path of Exile is a battle for world control aimed at the game's more experienced players.

In War for the Atlas, an ancient entity known as The Elder has arrived to battle The Shaper for control of the Atlas of Worlds.

This has resulted in The Atlas being redrawn, and there are now 32 radomised maps in Path of Exile's ever-evolving end-game.

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EA promises to tweak Star Wars Battlefront II progression

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EA promises to tweak Star Wars Battlefront II progression

Yesterday, Electronic Arts held a Reddit AMA to address the much-maligned loot crate unlock system in Star Wars Battlefront II.

However, fans remain skeptical that their concerns will be adequately addressed.

As those playing Battlefront II via Early Access or for review have discovered, the game's multiplayer progression is closely tied to loot crates, and these can be either earned in-game or purchased for real world money.

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Marvel pulls support for Marvel Heroes, MMO to shut down

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Marvel pulls support for Marvel Heroes, MMO to shut down

Marvel is ending its relationship with Marvel Heroes studio Gazillion Entertainment, spelling doom for the super-powered MMO.

"We regret to inform our Marvel Heroes fans that we have ended our relationship with Gazillion Entertainment, and that the Marvel Heroes games will be shut down," said Disney in an email to Kotaku.

"We would like to sincerely thank the players who joined the Marvel Heroes community, and will provide any further updates as they become available."

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Hollow Knight on Switch pushed to 2018

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Hollow Knight on Switch pushed to 2018

Hollow Knight won't make it onto the Switch this year after all.

Australian developer Team Cherry has announced that Switch port of its excellent Metroidvania title will now release early in 2018.

"We’ve been working hard to get it all polished up and ready (while working on the new content in the meantime), but last week, we took a moment to do a proper assess and decided that we should give it a bit more time," the studio said in a blog update.

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The Game Awards 2017 voting opens

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The Game Awards 2017 voting opens

The nominees for The Game Awards 2017 have been announced.

Horizon Zero Dawn, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Destiny 2, and Super Mario Odyssey are all up for six awards, with Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice and Cuphead nominated for five each.

PUBG is up for three.

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Total War spin-off Thrones of Britannia announced

Total War spin-off Thrones of Britannia announced

The first of Creative Assembly's Total War spin-offs has been announced.

A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia is set It is 878 AD, following the Viking Invasion of Britain.

The Norse warlords are firmly established, but the ambitious kings of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales have aspirations of their own – not least the great King Alfred of Wessex.

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EA to acquire Respawn, more Titanfall in the works

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EA to acquire Respawn, more Titanfall in the works

Electronic Arts announced today an agreement to acquire Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment.

The publisher also announced that Respawn is working on Titanfall 3, a game set in the Star Wars universe, and a VR gaming experience.

EA published both existing Titanfall games.

Thursday 16 November

Hob review
Review
Hob review
Runic's last hurrah.
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From Pro to Caster
Video Feature
From Pro to Caster
With Aussie StarCraft mainstay Jared 'PiG' Krensel.
EA promises to tweak Star Wars Battlefront II progression
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EA promises to tweak Star Wars Battlefront II progression
"Nothing should feel unattainable."
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Wednesday 15 November

Adrift in a Sea of Thieves
Interview
Adrift in a Sea of Thieves
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