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Nintendo is now selling the Switch without a dock in Japan

Nintendo is now offering the option to buy a Switch without a dock in Japan, in a new, reduced-price configuration known as the Switch 2nd Unit Set. As its name implies, the Switch 2nd Unit Set is being marketed towards households that already have a Switch and dock, but want another portable unit for some reason. Nintendo’s (Google translated) announcement offers several hypothetical situations where a 2nd Unit Set might be of use: when you want to play Switch but it’s already taken, or want to play a competitive game…

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We Happy Few developer responds to ban by Australian Classification Board

Psychedelic survival adventure We Happy Few has been rejected for certification by the Australian Classification Board, preventing its release and effectively banning it from sale in the country. Developer Compulsion Games has now addressed the board’s decision in a new blog post. We Happy Few’s events unfurl in the shadow of a dystopian society, which, as in the seminal 60s TV series The Prisoner, hides behind the quaint facade of a picturesque English village. Wellington Wells’ always-smiling citizens, eager to forget a horrifying shared experience, spend their days high on…

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Battlefield V has a Fortnite-style building tool, ditches the season pass and is out this October

After months of speculation and a few weeks of teases, EA has confirmed this year’s Battlefield is set in World War 2, with DICE returning to the theatre of war in which the series was first born. Battlefield V also sees the return of co-op to the series, with a dedicated mode for four players set in various scenarios that’s being pitched as a bridge between single-player and multiplayer for newer players. Combined Arms, as the mode is called, sees small squads pitched against various objectives in a spin on…

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Jagex is shutting down RuneScape Classic after 17 years

Jagex has announced that, after 17 years of operation, RuneScape Classic – the original version of its long-running fantasy MMO – will no longer be available to play on its servers from August 6th, 2018. RuneScape Classic is, essentially, a snapshot of RuneScape as it originally released in 2001. That initial version has seen two major revisions in the years since, as well as (slightly confusingly) the arrival of Old School RuneScape – a version of the game more or less as it was in 2007. As RuneScape has grown…

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Sea of Thieves’ latest update sets the stage for next week’s big content expansion

Sea of Thieves’ weekly update is now live, adding a range of new features and quality of life improvements. However, its most exciting inclusions aren’t in the latest patch notes, but take the form of some teasing and stage-setting in advance of next week’s big Hungering Deep content expansion. The Hungering Deep is the first of six major content expansions planned for Sea of Thieves this year, and is described as a “medium-sized” update in comparison those coming later. It introduces, among other things, new items, new rewards, and a…

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Watch the Battlefield V reveal live here

Wesley Yin-Poole Deputy Editor @wyp100 EA is nearly ready to reveal Battlefield V, the next big game in DICE’s blockbuster first-person shooter series. The publisher hosts a live reveal of the game tonight at 9pm UK time, with The Daily Show host Trevor Noah and DICE showing off the World War 2-themed FPS. You can watch the action in the video below. So, what questions do we want answered about Battlefield V tonight, then? We know it’s set during World War 2, but beyond that, details are scarce. A release…

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The PUBG developers changed the way sound works in the game but forgot to tell anyone

Have you noticed the way the sound works in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has changed? If the answer to that question is yes, you’re not alone. It turns out, the developers of the game did change the way PUBG’s sound works – but forgot to tell anyone. “Some of you have noticed that we made some changes to the way sound works in PUBG’s most recent patch,” reads an update on PUBG’s Steam page. “First things first: We should have explained the change in the patch notes. We messed up here, and…

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Overwatch pro team manager reveals brutal, 72-hours a week training regime

Overwatch professional players train hard – that’s how they get to the top of their game. But at what point does training become brutal and potentially unhealthy? The Shanghai Dragons roster of players. China’s Overwatch League team, the Shanghai Dragons have lost all 32 of their matches in the Overwatch League, prompting difficult questions about their training. In response, the team’s manager, Yang Van, published a Twitlonger post to address this concern – and in the process revealed a brutal training regime that has some worrying for the health of…

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Sony: VR market growth “below expectation”

A few years ago, as Facebook forked out $2bn for Oculus and Valve and Sony entered the fray with fancy tech of their own, virtual reality looked like it might have become the next big thing not just in video game land, but in entertainment. Fast forward to 2018, and things haven’t grown quite as fast as some of the major players had hoped. One of those major players is Sony, which released the PlayStation VR headset in October 2016. As of December 2017, PSVR had sold two million units.…

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Leisure Suit Larry is back from the dead for some reason

There’s a new Leisure Suit Larry game for some reason. Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don’t Dry comes out autumn 2018 on PC and Mac. Like the Leisure Suit Larry games of old, this one’s a point and click adventure “with questionable pickup lines”. The note to press includes the following eye-rolling line: “Larry moves straight from the 80s into the 21st century. In times of #metoo and online dating via smartphone, Larry has to find his way around.” It’s the work of a German studio called CrazyBunch. Bet they’re…

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