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I don’t know how I missed this one but Sega shadow-dropped The Yakuza Remastered Collection during Gamescom. Yakuza: Remastered Collection restores the PS3 Yakuza trilogy in 1080p, 60 frames per second for the first time.
In what’ll as immensely good news to anybody who had the unfortunate task of playing Need For Speed Payback - EA has confirmed Need For Speed Heat will not have any form of loot boxes whatsoever.
UPDATE: Aaaaaand, the results are in. The UK Gambling Commission has been busy with an inquiry into whether surprise mechanics loot boxes constitute gambling and, well, it's either good news or bad news depending on your love of loot boxes.
The leaks are starting to come thick and fast now, with Bandai Namco’s Tales of Arise the latest to rear its head. Tales of Arise will certainly surprise fans of the long-running Japanese RPG series, featuring a huge graphical revamp powered by Unreal Engine 4.
Remedy Entertainment CEO Tero Virtala has said he believes we’re entering a fantastic era for AAA single-player gaming, driven by the emergence and growth of new digital platforms that need to build up a library of exclusive content for their services.
With the Star Wars Battlefront franchise now about as fondly remembered as Jar Jar Binks thanks to EA’s tricksy ways with Star Wars Battlefront 2, we do at least have a new opportunity to head back where it all began. Pandemic’s original Star Wars Battlefront from 2004 has just launched on Steam and GOG, providing a new chance to explore this classic Battlefield-a-like.
You know what I’ve always thought would make Forza Motorsport better? Taking out the ability to steer the cars. Hang on, no, I’ve literally never thought that, but someone at Microsoft/Turn 10 clearly did because now we’ve ended up with Forza Street, a racing game that strips Forza down to the bare minimum - acceleration.
Dead Cells developer Motion Twin have long proven themselves a fan favourite but they’ve gone above and beyond with the announcement of Rise of the Giant, a free new DLC expansion for Dead Cells that includes new levels, bosses, weapons, mechanics, and skins.
Team Cherry has been teasing some Valentine’s Day DLC goodness for Hollow Knight but they’ve been pulling the wool over our eyes this entire time. It wasn’t DLC that was being teased but a brand spanking new Hollow Knight sequel.
Politics intersects with everything, even the price you pay for your PC gaming hardware, as many will be all too aware. It also probably hasn’t escaped your notice that new US trade tariffs are being implemented on imported PC components, with expected price increases to be anywhere from 10-25%.
Nvidia has promised some “spectacular surprises” during a live event that’s set to take place on August 20th, during the run-up to Gamescom 2018 in Cologne, Germany. It’s looking increasingly likely this event is going to play host to the official reveal of the next-generation GeForce GTX 11 Series graphics cards.