Halo Wars 2 will get cross-play this month

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Halo Wars 2 will get cross-play this month

Halo Wars was conceived largely as an attempt to make RTS titles work on console, and it was pretty successful on that front. But that doesn’t mean the game wouldn’t hit that genre’s native platform, and Halo Wars 2 launched across both PC and Xbox One on the same date earlier this year. While it was a cross-buy title on Microsoft’s storefront, it didn’t feature cross-play, leaving consoles and PC in separate online player pools.

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That’ll be changing soon, 343 Industries have announced. Cross-play for the Xbox and Windows 10 version of the game will be coming in the next update, which is expected to release late this month. It’ll certainly be interesting to see if a bigger population of keyboard and mouse players have a significant advantage over those on controller, a concern that’s normally limited to shooters.

Destiny 2 pre-loads are live on Battle.net

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Destiny 2 pre-loads are live on Battle.net

While PC gamers have been looking askance at their console brethren enjoying Destiny 2 for over a month now, it’s finally time to turn the tables. Destiny 2 releases this Tuesday, and it seems pre-loads are already live on Battle.net.

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The download is 36GB, but it seems that’s compressed data as the final install sits at 68GB.

Immortals’ investment in Overwatch League reportedly cost them their LCS spot

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Immortals’ investment in Overwatch League reportedly cost them their LCS spot

It seems Immortals are out of the North American League of Legends Championship Series, and it’s reportedly because of a significant investment in their Los Angeles-based team for the Overwatch League.

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The news comes via ESPN, who report that Immortals had their application for the NA LCS denied. The report suggests that the denial comes in part because of the “organization's significant financial commitment to create a live viewing experience” for its Overwatch team.

Resident Evil 7 has met its 4 million sales goal, seven months after it was supposed to

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Resident Evil 7 has met its 4 million sales goal, seven months after it was supposed to

Resident Evil 7 was pretty tremendous, and even if it may have been a clear “me too” in the wake of the success of PT and modern indie style of horror, it proved a solid return to scares for the franchise. But while the game was great, it hasn’t hit the sales goals Capcom had set for it. Until now, anyway.

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The game finally hit its targeted four million copies shipped, according to a fresh stamp now visible on the game’s website. This goal was supposed to be met at the end of Capcom’s fiscal year on March 31.

Only cheat in South Park: The Fractured but Whole if you want to get chewed out

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Only cheat in South Park: The Fractured but Whole if you want to get chewed out

If you cheat in South Park: The Fractured but Whole, Cartman will show up to yell at you, like a far fouler version of Nintendo’s Mr. Resetti digging up out of the ground to chastise you for changing the date in Animal Crossing.

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Of course, the definition of “cheating” is a bit murky in the context of a single-player RPG. In this case it means finding a password ahead of where you’re actually supposed to discover it in-game, whether by looking it up or bringing back knowledge from a previous playthrough. Certainly, you could never guess that Cartman would lock his hidden basement base behind a password like “Fuck You Mom.” That one’s impossible to crack.

Overwatch This episode 52: can the UK win the World Cup?

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Overwatch This episode 52: can the UK win the World Cup?

Claiming the gold and taking the crown, it's the latest episode of Overwatch This. In an esports special we sat down with two members of the UK Overwatch World Cup team and talked about the tournament, their chances and a little on the game itself. Plus: a bonus intro.

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Runescape players will win a paid trip to Jagex in the Dimension of the Damned event

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Runescape players will win a paid trip to Jagex in the Dimension of the Damned event

It seems every game is getting into the Halloween spirit by now, and the venerable MMO Runescape is no exception. The dead will rise for ten days with the new Dimension of the Damned event, a bit of competitive PvE that sees players hit an alternate dimension to kill as many zombies as they possibly can.

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Zombie slayers take runs in hour-long chunks with fresh, fully powered characters made just for the event. You can take as many runs as you want during Dimension of the Damned’s duration, with only the best score being recorded. Despite zero PvP in Dimension of the Damned, there’s plenty of danger with the ever-present threat of zombieism to keep in check.

Humble's latest bundle celebrates developers from Down Under

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Humble's latest bundle celebrates developers from Down Under

The latest Humble Bundle theme takes us Down Under. The aptly-named bundle shines the light on Australian developers, and, as always donates some of the profits from its pay-what-you-want system to charity.

With the only theme being ‘made in Australia’ the games on offer are a varied bunch. They range from The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, a solo tabletop-style adventure, to Screencheat, an FPS where every character is invisible, so watching your opponents’ screen is the only way to win.

Free Steam keys: Expand your evil touch by winning one of 50 codes for Dungeons 3!

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Free Steam keys: Expand your evil touch by winning one of 50 codes for Dungeons 3!

Everyone's played Dungeon Keeper, haven't they? We're talking about the original 1997 game here, of course, not that dreadful 2014 remake for mobile. Begs the question, actually: where can you get your fix for designing the most dastardly dungeons these days? Dungeons 3 should fix you up nicely. 

The setup is as you should expect: you're an evil Dungeon Lord who wants to spread their influence over as much of the world as possible. Headway was made in the first two Dungeons games, so in this third one you're looking to make use of your new ally dark elf priestess Thalya to expand your campaign against the overworld do-gooders to new lands.

LawBreakers' All-Star update adds ranked matchmaking

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LawBreakers' All-Star update adds ranked matchmaking

LawBreakers next update will be the biggest the game has seen since launch. The All-Star update introduces a competitive ranked league, two new maps, and a bunch of other small updates.

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The biggest feature is the introduction of ranked mode. Boss Leagues will kick off with a beta season, which requires players to be level five before they can start playing. Ranked will be split into six divisions, from Bronze at the bottom to ‘Boss’ at the top. You’ll need to play ten placement matches to get your first ranking.