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Distorted Movie Trailer Goes VR with Christina Ricci and John Cusack

The latest trailer for Distorted has been released and it’s a 360 degree experience, allowing viewers to choose what they focus on. The movie stars Christina Ricci and John Cusack and the latest 360 degree trailer is also promoting a unique virtual reality experience to coincide with the release of Distorted, which hits theaters later this month. The VR experience is roughly ten minutes long and was shot using 16, synchronized GoPro Hero4s filmed with the GoPro Odyssey and under Jump, which is Google’s professional VR video program. Watching the…

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Eurogamer 

PUBG developer debunks accusation maps are “asset flips”

The developer of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has debunked what it calls “misinformation” and “oversimplified tales” about the way the game is developed. The criticism here revolves around the re-use of certain assets across PUBG’s maps, and the buying of pre-made assets from the Unreal marketplace. Posts like the one below occasionally pop up on the PUBG subreddit, alongside the accusation that the vast majority of the game’s maps were bought-in. Some even accuse PUBG of being an “asset flip” game. Some accuse PUBG of being an asset-flip. This debate kicked off…

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More bad news for Telltale as ex-boss sues company

There’s more bad news for Telltale, the company behind the Walking Dead and Minecraft: Story Mode series of adventure games, with its ex-boss suing the company. Telltale co-founder Kevin Bruner. The Marin Independent Journal reports Telltale co-founder Kevin Bruner, who became CEO in January 2015, filed the suit in late February, claiming breach of contract and other allegations. The dispute revolves around Bruner’s ousting as boss of Telltale in 2017. Bruner remained on the board, and now says the company was contractually obligated to provide him with informational support as…

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Report: AMD’s Next-Gen Graphics Tech Is Being Built Specifically for PS5

Sony’s less eager to talk about the PlayStation 5 than its competitor, but murmurs coming out of E3 2018 suggest that work is well underway. In fact, exclusive reports by both WCCFTech and Forbes claim that AMD’s next-gen graphics architecture Navi has been created specifically for the Japanese giant’s upcoming console. To be clear: this isn’t a case of the console maker commissioning existing tech – it’s being made specifically for Sony’s system. According to reports, AMD pulled two-thirds of its engineering staff onto the project, which ultimately had a…

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Patch 1.12: Drums of War is the foundation for World of Warcraft Classic

Blizzard has decided which version of World of Warcraft to use as the foundation for WOW Classic. In a post on Battle.net, Blizzard said it decided on Patch 1.12: Drums of War “because it represents the most complete version of the classic experience”. The classic period of World of Warcraft was two years long – and this period included a huge number of changes for the MMO as well as massive additions, such as Battlegrounds. Patch 1.12 added cross-realm Battlegrounds, linking players of Alterac Valley, Warsong Gulch and Arathi Basin…

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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? – Issue 224

E3 2018 has almost killed us, so here’s a not-so brief WAYP to remind you that it’s the weekend. You didn’t think we were going to miss it, did you? Never. Robert Ramsey, Deputy Editor I’ll be continuing Fallout 4 in between watching various World Cup matches. Let’s hope that the weekend’s footie is a little more exciting! Stephen Tailby, Senior Staff Writer Not a ton of gaming time for me this weekend, but I may finally make a start on Rayman Legends. If nothing else, I’ll be sure to…

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Why Ninja Theory’s Leaving PlayStation

If there was one thing at Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference that stung most for PlayStation fans, it was the announcement that Ninja Theory – the cult favourite developer of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved, and Hellblade – had become part of Microsoft Studios. Despite over a decade of games on Sony hardware, this undoubtedly means the studio will no longer be releasing games on PlayStation consoles.  In the aftermath of the announcement, many voiced their disappointment, calling the developer a “traitor” that has abandoned its own independence. The studio has, after all, been outspoken…

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Eurogamer 

Final Fantasy 7 remake “actually in development”

The Final Fantasy 7 remake was conspicuous by its absence from Square Enix’s awful E3 2018 media briefing – so, should we be worried about its development? Is it even in development? Speaking to IGN, Tetsuya Nomura, the director of the game, moved to reassure concerned fans, insisting people at Square Enix are currently working on the game. “It’s not just in the early concept stages,” Nomura said. “We are actually in development.” So, what’s taken so long? Work on the game hasn’t been plain sailing. Back in May 2017,…

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It turns out the man behind the wonderful fake Kaz Hirai Twitter account is a scouser

The man behind the wonderful fake Kaz Hirai Twitter parody account has finally revealed himself – and it turns out he’s a scouser. Mark Doherty, the Liverpudlian behind fake Kaz Hirai. The @KazHiraiCEO Twitter account, which for a number of years parodied roasted Sony while being followed by 128,000 accounts that include top PlayStation executives such as Shuhei Yoshida, retired this E3 with a charity blowout for SpecialEffect. With that done and dusted, the person behind the account took to Twitter to explain himself. Hello, I’m Mark. I’m also @KazHiraiCEO.…

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Eve Online and Star Citzen fans at war over £112 “copycat” spaceship

The communities behind space games Eve Online and Star Citizen have gone to war over a new “copycat” spaceship. On 14th June, Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium announced a new spaceship that would be made available for people to pledge for: the Drake Vulture. The Vulture, which costs £112, is a single-person ship designed for solo players who want to get into the salvage career. It looks like this: It didn’t take long before Eve Online players pointed out that Star Citizen’s Vulture looks a lot like Eve Online’s Vulture,…

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