Australian Senate backs loot box investigation

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Australian Senate backs loot box investigation

Australia's Senate has passed a motion to investigate the use of loot boxes in videogames. The Environment and Communications References Committee will lead the probe, and will report back in September. 

Sony is "looking at possibilities" for total cross-platform play

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When news emerged that the Nintendo Switch version of Fortnite supports crossplay with PC, it came as quite the surprise to some. Of the three major console platform holders, Nintendo has a reputation for being the most protective. Nonetheless, at the moment it's possible for players on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC to participate in the same Fortnite battle royale matches.

David Hayter returns as Snake in Super Bomberman R

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David Hayter returns as Snake in Super Bomberman R

As you'd expect, there was a fair bit of consternation when it emerged that long-time Snake voice actor, David Hayter, would not voice the character in Metal Gear Solid V. The fact that Keifer Sutherland replaced him might have taken the edge off a bit, but there were many who felt betrayed by the decision (Hayter himself said he's got "no particular love" for Hideo Kojima. Ouch.) 

Overwatch's new LFG system is receiving glowing praise from the community

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Overwatch's new LFG system is receiving glowing praise from the community

Along with a totally revamped Symmetra, yesterday's big Overwatch update introduced two new social features: Endorsements and a Looking for Group (LFG) system. Endorsements let players rate other players for being a good teammate, and the LFG system makes it easier for players to build well-balanced teams while playing their favorite role. Players are still getting used to these new features, but they're also already in love with them.  

Former Bungie composer Marty O'Donnell could be coming back to Halo

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Former Bungie composer Marty O'Donnell could be coming back to Halo

Award-winning Halo and Destiny composer Marty O'Donnell's acrimonious split with Bungie in 2014 didn't get much coverage on PC Gamer. After all, Destiny was a console exclusive, and so were the last few Halo games that O'Donnell worked on. Neither did O'Donnell winning a lawsuit against Bungie through arbitration, recovering stock and overtime pay he claimed he was owed. And now that Halo Infinite has been confirmed for the PC, O'Donnell's recent hints that he might be returning to the series are very much of interest. 

BioWare would like to make smaller, more 'experimental' games

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BioWare would like to make smaller, more 'experimental' games

BioWare makes big games. From the days of Baldur's Gate through Neverwinter Nights, KOTOR, Mass Effect, and Dragon Age, it's always been about big, sweeping tales of epic, world-saving heroism. The upcoming Anthem promises more of the same. But in a recent interview with Game Informer, general manager Casey Hudson and Anthem executive producer Mark Darrah said the studio would really like to take on some smaller-scale projects too. 

Destiny 2 fans uncover new Exotic Catalysts and 'Armsweek' event details

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Destiny 2 fans uncover new Exotic Catalysts and 'Armsweek' event details

Ahead of its big Forsaken expansion, Destiny 2 is getting a smaller but significant update in July called the Solstice of Heroes. Among other things, we already know the Solstice update will bring prestige raid lairs and 6v6 Crucible quickplay. And after poking around Destiny 2's database and files, players reckon they've worked out another part of the update: a new weekly event called 'Armsweek', not to mention nine new Exotic Catalysts.