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Grinding Gear Games announces Path of Exile 2

Grinding Gear Games announces Path of Exile 2

Grinding Gear Games made a slew of announcements over the weekend at the developer's first ExileCon, including the reveal of Path of Exile 2.

The sequel will feature a seven-act campaign, new skill gem system, ascendancy classes, and shapeshifting.

PoE2 will allow the studio to implement changes to both gameplay and systems, including a physics based lighting system.

"Over the years there have been many changes that we would have loved to make to Path of Exile but couldn't, because they would break existing characters," said Grinding Gear. "Path of Exile 2 is an opportunity to make all of these changes in one large update."

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Path of Exiles' first convention kicks off this weekend

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Path of Exiles' first convention kicks off this weekend

New Zealand's own Path of Exile opens its first convention tomorrow with ExileCon.

Held at Auckland's Aotea Centre, the event kicks off at 10am NZDT with a keynote address from from Grinding Gear Games' founder Chris Wilson and technical director Jonathan Rogers.

One notable panel on Sunday will feature Blizzard North, the studio behind the original Diablo. Founders David Brevik, Max Shaefer, and Erich Schaefer will take part in a Q&A at 2pm NZDT.

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Rockstar apologises for rocky Red Dead Redemption 2 PC release

Rockstar apologises for rocky Red Dead Redemption 2 PC release

The recent release of Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC unfortunately marred by several critical issues. Gameplanet reviewer Chris Brown has also been unable to play the game properly, leading to a delay in our review. Thankfully the developers seem to have narrowed down the issues and are pushing an update out right away, which should see the game in a much more stable state. Read below for the full statement from Rockstar.

"Over the past week, we have been working as quickly as possible to address issues that have impacted the launch of the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2. As a result, we have already identified and resolved a number of these issues by deploying fixes to the Rockstar Games Launcher and some to the game itself."

"However, we are aware that a small number of Red Dead Redemption 2 PC players are still experiencing some ongoing problems with the game stuttering. We believe this is due to unforeseen issues related to specific combinations of Nvidia graphics drivers, Nvidia GPU cards and certain CPU’s."

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Rune 2 developer closes, reforms under Bethesda

Rune 2 developer closes, reforms under Bethesda

Work has finished for Rune II, with Human Head Studios releasing the game to storefronts this week – however the developer has just announced that the game will be the studio's last.

In an update to its community blog, Human Head confirmed that the studio will be closing down.

"After 22 great years of making games as an independent studio, economic realities have forced us to make the decision to wind down the company and close its doors," said Human Head community manager Katherine Stull.

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Netflix renews The Witcher for Season 2

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Netflix renews The Witcher for Season 2

While The Witcher is yet to debut on Netflix, the streaming service has already renewed the series for a second season.

"I’m so thrilled that before fans have even seen our first season, we are able to confirm that we’ll be returning to The Continent again to continue telling the stories of Geralt, Yennefer and Ciri," said showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.

"I could not be more proud of what the amazing cast and crew of The Witcher have accomplished, and can’t wait for the world to dig in and enjoy these stories with us."

Season 2 will contain eight episodes, with production starting in early 2020, with a planned release in 2021.

While The Witcher franchise is widely known from the games created by CD Projekt Red, the series will instead be inspired by the original novels from Andrzej Sapkowski.

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EA Access won't offer head start for Jedi: Fallen Order

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EA Access won't offer head start for Jedi: Fallen Order

While EA Access members typically get 10 hours of early access to new titles from the publisher, that won't be the case for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

While Access members will still receive a ten percent discount on their purchase of Fallen Order, the Play First Trial will not be available in an attempt to avoid spoilers.

As a consolation prize, members will instead receive in-game cosmetic items, including a ship model and skin for BD-1.

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Sonic the Hedgehog is back and looks far less creepy

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Sonic the Hedgehog is back and looks far less creepy

Paramount Pictures just dropped the updated for Sonic the Hedgehog, now featuring a hero that wasn't spawned from the depths of uncanny valley.

The new trailer comes after director Jeff Fowler promised to redesign the titular hedgehog, responding to fan outcry over a truly distorted version of Sonic that featured human teeth, beady eyes, and strange proportions.

The updated version is far more familiar, with larger eyes and ears, as well as a distinct lack of human teeth.

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Grinding Gear Games announces Path of Exile 2
Grinding Gear Games announces Path of Exile 2
NEWS And takes a shot at mobile gaming
Path of Exiles' first convention kicks off this weekend
Path of Exiles' first convention kicks off this weekend
NEWS Blizzard North to attend for Q&A
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Rockstar apologises for rocky Red Dead Redemption 2 PC release
Rockstar apologises for rocky Red Dead Redemption 2 PC release
NEWS Fixes are live now.
Rune 2 developer closes, reforms under Bethesda
Rune 2 developer closes, reforms under Bethesda
NEWS Cut off one head...
Netflix renews The Witcher for Season 2
Netflix renews The Witcher for Season 2
NEWS A show of good faith
4
EA Access won't offer head start for Jedi: Fallen Order
EA Access won't offer head start for Jedi: Fallen Order
NEWS No Jedi force speed for you.
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Sonic the Hedgehog is back and looks far less creepy
Sonic the Hedgehog is back and looks far less creepy
NEWS Animal control.
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Where is our Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Review?
Where is our Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Review?
NEWS We're experiencing major technical difficulties.
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Blizzard to merge Overwatch and its sequel eventually
Blizzard to merge Overwatch and its sequel eventually
NEWS When two become one...
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Hermen Hulst is the new head of Worldwide Studios
Hermen Hulst is the new head of Worldwide Studios
NEWS Infiltration of Helghast in full effect.
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IO Interactive confirm more of the team move on to next Hitman game
IO Interactive confirm more of the team move on to next Hitman game
NEWS November marks the "final major patch" for Hitman 2.
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Microsoft: Halo MCC will come to PC "when it's ready"
Microsoft: Halo MCC will come to PC "when it's ready"
NEWS Don't rush the chief.
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Kojima Productions to make films in the future
Kojima Productions to make films in the future
NEWS As if they don't already...
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Overwatch 2 officially announced at BlizzCon
Overwatch 2 officially announced at BlizzCon
NEWS Sleight of hand at its best...
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Blizzard confirms Diablo IV for PC and consoles
Blizzard confirms Diablo IV for PC and consoles
NEWS Inspires new line of blood-infused capes.
WoW's next expansion is heading to the afterlife
WoW's next expansion is heading to the afterlife
NEWS This is why Sylvanas can't have nice things.
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Delayed Ubisoft titles will now also release on next-gen systems
Delayed Ubisoft titles will now also release on next-gen systems
NEWS The old double dipper
Netflix's The Witcher drops new trailer and release date
Netflix's The Witcher drops new trailer and release date
NEWS As well as a steamy scene.
PlayStation 4 has now outsold the Wii and PS One
PlayStation 4 has now outsold the Wii and PS One
NEWS Although console sales are slowing
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NZ government commits $10m for local games industry
NZ government commits $10m for local games industry
NEWS Aims for a billion dollar industry
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Behold the 8 minute launch trailer for Death Stranding
Behold the 8 minute launch trailer for Death Stranding
NEWS But spoilers beware.
Ubisoft outlines plans to get Ghost Recon Breakpoint back on track
Ubisoft outlines plans to get Ghost Recon Breakpoint back on track
NEWS Will it be enough?
PS4
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EA games return to Steam – starting with Fallen Order
EA games return to Steam – starting with Fallen Order
NEWS But Origin isn't going anywhere.
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Death Stranding is coming to PC in 2020
Death Stranding is coming to PC in 2020
NEWS Stranded no longer.
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Ubisoft delays most of its 2020 release titles
Ubisoft delays most of its 2020 release titles
NEWS Watch Dogs Legion, Rainbow Six Quarantine, and more
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The Last of Us Part II delayed to May 2020
The Last of Us Part II delayed to May 2020
NEWS "The size and scope of this game got the better of us"
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Ex-Microsoft VP set to join Blizzard
Ex-Microsoft VP set to join Blizzard
NEWS Out of the frying pan, into the sun?
Fallout 76 is getting private servers for $100 a year
Fallout 76 is getting private servers for $100 a year
NEWS Community meltdown in 3...2...1...
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Doom Eternal pre-orders include free copy of Doom 64
Doom Eternal pre-orders include free copy of Doom 64
NEWS Rip and tear the ol' fashioned way.
Did an artbook advert just confirm Diablo IV?
Did an artbook advert just confirm Diablo IV?
NEWS The devil's in the details.
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