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Jonathan Blow shows more footage of his new Sokoban-inspired game

Jonathan Blow, creator of Braid and The Witness, has shown more of his new puzzle game. It’s a game inspired by (and even, it seems, codenamed) Sokoban, the old Japanese game about pushing boxes in specific orders to cover all the marks on the floor. Blow showed footage during his talk at Spanish conference Gamelab, which I popped along to a few weeks ago. It’s taken a little while for the videos to appear online. In the footage, the viewer looks down into a leafy kind of compartmentalised level to…

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World of Warcraft and all current expansions now included in subscription

World of Warcraft’s monthly subscription now unlocks access to all base game and existing expansion content, Blizzard has announced. So, for £9.99 a month you’ll be able to play everything up to and including 2016 expansion Legion and no longer have to add on anything else separately. The caveat, obviously, is this August’s big Battle for Azeroth pack. That’s still a separate purchase, and priced £39.99. Regardless, the change streamlines the process for anyone still thinking about getting into World of Warcraft now, or not caught up on everything the…

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Destiny 2 adds Destiny 1’s bounty system today

Destiny 2’s latest update has added bounties, a core part of the gameplay found in Destiny 1. It’s the latest change to pivot Destiny 2 back to the golden days of its predecessor, alongside the reintroduced six-versus-six Cruicble playlist and upcoming weapon slot and shader changes. Destiny 2 update 1.2.3 lets you pick up five bounties per day from Zavala (for Vanguard) and Shaxx (for Cruicible). New bounties will be available every daily reset. Bald move, let’s see how it plays out. Additional bounties for the upcoming Moments of Triumph…

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Dante’s Inferno and RUSE are now backward-compatible on Xbox One

Visceral Games’ hellish hack-and-slasher Dante’s Inferno, and Ubisoft’s real-time WW2 strategy game RUSE, now feature backward-compatibility support on Xbox One. Dante’s Inferno launched in 2010, a year or so after Visceral Games’ excellent third-person sci-fi horror Dead Space, and its announcement came as something of a surprise; it was quite the departure for publisher EA, whose back catalogue wasn’t exactly bursting with action games inspired by 14th century Italian poetry at the time. It did, however, provide EA with a suitably moody netherworld explorer to compete with Kratos, the gloomy…

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole’s Bring the Crunch story DLC is out this month

South Park: The Fractured But Whole’s next story DLC is called Bring the Crunch and is coming to PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch on July 31st, Ubisoft has announced. Bring the Crunch is the game’s second chunk of post-launch story DLC, following on from March’s From Dusk Till Casa Bonita, and introduces a new campaign, as well as the Final Girl superhero class. “In Bring the Crunch,” says Ubisoft, “your newest buddy, Mint-Berry Crunch, aka Bradley Biggle, aka Gok-zarah, has just arrived from his home planet of Kokujon with…

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Sea of Thieves’ next major content update Cursed Sails gets a July release date and trailer

Rare has announced that Sea of Thieves’ second major content update, Cursed Sails, will release for PC and Xbox One on July 31st – and there’s a brand-new trailer to accompany the news. Cursed Sails brings significant additions to Rare’s swashbuckling multiplayer pirate adventure, some of which the developer has shared in its latest blog post. Top of the list is a new roaming AI threat in the form of “fortress-like” ghost ships manned by literal skeleton crews – which, judging by the new trailer below, will haunt the Sea…

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Hello Games reveals first trailer for No Man’s Sky’s imminent NEXT update

Hello Games has unveiled its first trailer for No Man’s Sky’s major, multiplayer-focussed NEXT update, which comes to PC, PS4 and – for the first time – Xbox One, on July 24th. NEXT’s flagship addition, of course, is multiplayer, which enables a small group to team up for bouts of planetary exploration, building, space combat, racing, questing, and more – all of which will be playable in both first- or third-person perspective. It’ll be possible to bump into – or prey on – random players too. That’s a genuinely exciting,…

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Hollow Knight’s Gods & Glory free DLC set for August release

Team Cherry, maker of insect-riddled indie Hollow Knight, has today revealed the release date for the fourth and final free content pack for the game. In a blog post on Team Cherry’s website, the developer announced the new DLC will be launched on the 23rd of August. The release will be available for all players, on both the Switch and PC. Excitingly, the studio confirmed this DLC will also be “the largest one yet.” So, what can players expect from this content pack? Similar to its predecessors such as Grimm…

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Microtransactions have been completely removed from Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Today’s the day the patch ripping the market and microtransactions out of Middle-earth: Shadow of War will be released. Hooray! Good riddance! The patch is live on Steam by the looks of things but I’m not sure about PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. After the patch, orcs recruited through Online Vendettas and Ranked Conquests are stored in your Garrison, and you spend Mirian to train, upgrade and customise them. In addition to the welcome removal of all that guff, developer Monolith has made significant alterations to the Shadow Wars part…

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Nathan Fillion replaced by Nolan North for his Destiny character’s final appearance

Firefly and Castle actor Nathan Fillion did not return to record lines for this September’s Destiny 2: Forsaken – the expansion which will see his fan-favourite character Cayde-6 killed off for good. Speaking on the Kotaku Splitscreen podcast, Fillion said he was “unavailable” to voice the franchise mascot’s final appearance. Cayde is instead played by Nolan North, who previously took over the role of Destiny’s Ghost after Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage was replaced. There’s a bizarre irony to North’s casting in Fillion’s role, as yesterday Fillion released an…

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