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Into the Mines of Online Gaming

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Rockstar news: GTA 5 DLC and Online update, LA Noire 4K Xbox One X footage | Gaming | Entertainment

New LA Noire 4K footage has been released this week, ahead of the game’s launch on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. As you might already know, there will be four new editions launched of the game this year, including for current consoles, as well as a new VR experience for HTC Vive. LA Noire is scheduled to release on November 14, 2017 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, which will also include …

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Roblox DOWN: Login issues hit online games | Gaming | Entertainment

The big multiplayer title is apparently having server issues tonight, with users reporting problems logging into the game. No official announcement on Roblox being down has been issued by developers, although there are plenty of independent reports on the problems. “It’s still not working, I’m in the UK,but I was about to get 2,000 and then …..BANG, it’s down,” one user wrote. While another posted the issues affecting them: “An error occurred while starting Roblox …

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‘Hey dude, do this’: the last resort for female gamers escaping online abuse | Culture

In an extract from her book, Game Changers: From Minecraft to Misogyny, the Fight for the Future of Videogames (co-authored by Dan Golding), Leena van Deventer writes candidly about a time she was sexually harassed online. She was playing Team Fortress 2, an online multiplayer shooter, and one of her favourite games. Van Deventer had just “splurged” on a new headset with headphones and microphone with an exciting feature: voice modifiers “that made me sound …

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Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization slashes onto Steam next week

You wait four years for a Sword Art Online game on PC and then two come along at once. Fresh off the news that Bandai Namco is bringing the next game based on the Japanese light novel series to PC, the publisher has announced that the formerly PlayStation exclusive Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization is slashing onto Steam as early as next week. A deluxe edition of the action-heavy RPG featuring all the DLC (including …

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The Sword Art Online deluge on PC continues with Hollow Realization’s release next week

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Less than a month ago, we reported that Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet was coming to PC in February next year. Bandai-Namco are clearly trying to get PC gamers on board with the anime/light novel franchise, as yet another (single-player) Sword Art Online game is headed our way, due in less than a week. Think you’d rather play an MMO than a meta-narrative story about them? You’re spoilt for choice. …

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PSN DOWN – Server status latest as PS4 online gaming service not working for HUNDREDS | Gaming | Entertainment

UPDATE ONE: Down Detector has received reports from thousands of PSN users reporting the PS4 online gaming service is down today. The independent website first received reports that PSN is down after 9.30pm BST. Since then the number of reports of PSN down surged from a few hundred to a peak of more than 1,500 at that particular moment. According to their outage map, the PSN issues are affecting users in the UK, Europe and …

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Starborne is a massively multiplayer strategy game from former EVE Online devs

Here’s a mouthful for you: Starborne is a free-to-play, massively multiplayer, 4X space strategy game where rounds last six months. Such is the ambition of Solid Clouds, an indie studio based in Iceland and headed by designers like Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, EVE Online’s former art director, and Hrafnkell Óskarsson, who played a major role in EVE’s lore and design.  Solid Clouds wants to fill a perceived void between multiplayer games and 4X strategy games. Inspired by …

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Gilbreth column: Some ‘fatherly’ advice on online gaming | Columnists

Here’s a bit of irony. As I mentioned in a recent column, I’ve been around for awhile and whereas I may not have seen it all, I’ve seen a lot of it. And one might think that with such “experience” one would be generally abreast of trends spanning the generations. The irony is that experience (i.e. age) and younger generational whims are somewhat mutually exclusive and to the extent that experience doesn’t amount to squat. …

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Gaming company taking off | Otago Daily Times Online News

Dunedin gaming company RocketWerkz is skyrocketing. Just two years after opening in Dunedin, the company has gone from three employees to 43 full-time staff,  and founder and chief executive Dean Hall expects to have up to 150 working at the company within the next two years. “We’ve definitely been in our expansion phase.” He put the  speed of growth down to perfecting the company’s creative process. “When we started out, we had trouble getting our …

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All Xbox One and Xbox 360 users can play online for free this weekend

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 6 October 2017 18:48 GMT Xbox users can play online for free this weekend without regardless of Xbox Live status. From now through Monday, October 9 at 11:59 pm PT, 2:59 am ET (October 10) Xbox One and Xbox 360 users can play any game they own online. Xbox Live Gold membership not required. This will come in handy for those who wish to give the Star Wars Battlefront 2 open …

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Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, due on Steam February 8th, looks like an anime Mass Effect

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the greatest fan of popular anime series Sword Art Online, but this just-released Japanese gameplay trailer for the upcoming Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet has officially caught my eye. It showcases an interesting mix of third-person shooting, RPG stat-crunching, grappling hook-aided mobility and fighting a lot of robots of varying scale, including ‘enormous and stompy’; the best size for a robot …

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I-Team: Is online gaming making your child racist?

Is online gaming making your child racist? We take a look in the I-Team special report, ‘Recruiting Racism.’ KALAMAZOO, Mich. —  The Rev. Nathan Dennison is a self-proclaimed online gamer. Plugging in and playing away can be relaxing, but what Dannison has heard through his television is alarming. “I have heard some racist stuff come out of the mouths of kids. Voices that sound like they’re 10, 11 years old and I want to know–where …

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Online toxicity is why the industry is so secretive, say developers

Players want more openness and communication from developers in order to understand the process of making games better. Many players are also willing to throw an obscene amount of abuse at developers, be it for dodgy animations, poor promises, or the mere existence of DLC. In a Twitter thread this week, Charles Randall – a game developer with seven years at Ubisoft and several elsewhere – explains why that toxicity means developers can’t be candid …

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Gunshots fired in Garfield Heights after Xbox One sale arranged online becomes robbery

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio – Detectives are working to identify a man who shot at two teens who arranged to buy a video game system from someone they met online, police said. The 17-year-old boys were not harmed during the attempted robbery that happened Saturday in Garfield Heights, according to a police report. The teens, who are from Eastlake, went to Garfield Heights to buy an Xbox One from a man they contacted through the online …

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