Unannounced BioShock remaster collection all-but-confirmed in leak

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Unannounced BioShock remaster collection all-but-confirmed in leak

Would you kindly let us replay these games?

2K Games uploaded screenshots from BioShock the Collection, a remastered set that would seemingly mark the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One debuts of BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite. The collection has yet to be officially announced, despite several leaks seemingly confirming its existence over the past nine months.

First spotted by a user on NeoGAF, the series of images are hosted on the official website; the game's box art can be found on the site as well. 2K also added a page bearing the set's name earlier today before quickly pulling it from the website. You can look at them below; they include shots from the three games in the series.

Final Fantasy 7 coming to tabletops, thanks to Monopoly

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Final Fantasy 7 coming to tabletops, thanks to Monopoly

Aerith may not pass ‘Go’

The high real estate drama and endless grind of role-playing game Final Fantasy 7 will be coming to family board game night next year with the release of Final Fantasy 7 Monopoly. Square Enix’s PlayStation classic will see its characters, locations and lore adapted for the turn-based, "fast-dealing property trading game."

Retailer Merchoid prices Final Fantasy 7 Monopoly at $49.99 and dates the board game for an April 2017 release. Preliminary box art has been released, which you can see below, but images of the board and play pieces have not been made available.

Thumper brings rhythm hell to PlayStation VR’s launch lineup

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Thumper brings rhythm hell to PlayStation VR’s launch lineup

Hop on the virtual highway to hell this fall

Thumper will launch on Oct. 13, right alongside the PlayStation VR headset, developer Drool announced on the PlayStation Blog. The unique rhythm game — full of high-speed, bug-infested violence amidst techno beats — will be available on the PlayStation Store for $19.99.

The VR-compatible PlayStation 4 game will receive a collector’s edition set alongside its launch. Drool is working with iam8bit on the package, which includes the game’s soundtrack on vinyl and a download code. The $45 collector's edition is available for pre-order now.

Report: Nintendo's fear of imitators kept NX out of E3

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Report: Nintendo's fear of imitators kept NX out of E3

It's more than just "advancements of technology"

Nintendo didn't showcase its upcoming new hardware, currently known as the NX, at this year's E3 due to concerns about imitators, according to comments made at the company's recent shareholders' meeting. An attendee tweeting live from the presentation last night (later translated by Twitter user Cheesemeister3k) relayed creative fellow Shigeru Miyamoto's explanation about the NX's no-show, along with his thoughts on virtual reality and other developments.

"Normally we would've shown the NX at E3, but we didn't," Miyamoto said, according to the translation. "We're worried about imitators if we release info too early."

PlayStation Plus July giveaways include something extra for Paragon fans

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PlayStation Plus July giveaways include something extra for Paragon fans

And get this new action title right on launch day

PlayStation Plus subscribers have several free games to look forward to in July, and one of those is a completely new title. Furi for PlayStation 4 launches next Tuesday, July 5, but PlayStation Plus members will get the game for free the same day. You can watch a trailer for the game below.

PS4 owners will also receive Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell. For those members interested in Paragon, Sony is also offering early access to the game ahead of its open beta. The open beta launches Aug. 18, but subscribers can play it throughout July, and will also receive a starter pack that includes $40 worth of add-ons. Find out more about that deal in the video above.

Hall-of-Famer Jim Brown gets $600K to settle lawsuit against Electronic Arts

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Hall-of-Famer Jim Brown gets $600K to settle lawsuit against Electronic Arts

Actor and running back sued in 2008, said Madden used his likeness without permission

Jim Brown, the hall-of-fame football player and actor, has settled for $600,000 in an eight-year-old lawsuit against Electronic Arts, a case that had ties to the litigation that ended the NCAA Football series.

Brown sued EA in 2008 over the Madden NFL series' old practice of putting all-time-great teams — such as Brown's 1964 Cleveland Browns — into the game. Brown, and many others, were easily identifiable by their position, uniform numeral, skin color, height, weight and other features, but their names had been stripped out. Users were able to edit in the names themselves.

1979 Revolution developer explains how hard it is to make emotional games

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1979 Revolution developer explains how hard it is to make emotional games

You have to entertain and engage players

Navid Khonsari spent a decade in the game industry as a cinematic director, working on projects such as the Grand Theft Auto series, Max Payne, Manhunt and Alan Wake. So he knows a thing or two about telling stories that will produce emotional reactions in players.

Khonsari gave a brief talk at Games for Change 2016 last week about his first indie game, 1979 Revolution: Black Friday, which his studio, Ink Stories, recently released on iOS, Mac and Windows PC. An adventure game about the Iranian Revolution would seem to be an inherently emotional exercise, but as Khonsari explained, it’s not as simple as that.

Overwatch's latest update is bringing Competitive Play to PC

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Overwatch's latest update is bringing Competitive Play to PC

Console gamers will have to wait

Blizzard Entertainment is updating Overwatch on Windows PC today, and this patch finally adds Competitive Play. The tier-based mode will go live for PC players wanting a more serious version of the hero-based shooter to test out, but those on console will have to wait.

"We know this isn't an ideal way to deliver new content, so we're going to continue to refine our patching processes over the next few months in an effort to sync up our release dates across platforms as closely possible," a community manager wrote on Battle.net. "Although our Battle.net client will always allow us to be more agile on PC, we hope to reach a point where we can release major updates on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 simultaneously."