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Industry Veteran Yoko Taro Talks His Mind on Killing in Video Games; It Shines ‘Light on What’s Kind of Broken Within Humanity’

Industry veteran Yoko Taro, known for his outstanding work on Nier and Drakengard franchises, always has something interesting to say. Taro shared his opinion on killing on video games, a controversial topic for parents who for some reason still think violent video games and killing affect their children. He was recently featured in an interview with Game Informer, where he said he believes killing in video games sheds “light on what’s kind of broken within humanity or humans in general.” read more

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PUBG suspends cheating pro players, but most of the teams will stay in PEL

PUBG’s esports branch has issued a ruling on the pro players caught in a recent cheating ban wave. The organisation confirms that many of the big names associated with the ban wave are going to be suspended, but many of the organisations those teams played for will be able to hold onto the spots earned during qualifiers. read more

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Overwatch’s Soldier: 76 is gay – and it’s been hinted at for years

Today, we saw another bit of extended fiction announce an Overwatch character’s sexuality – Soldier: 76 is gay, or bisexual. Or maybe – okay, what we know for sure is that he had romantic relationship in the past with a man named Vincent. It’s a small detail in a much larger story, but it’s certainly the bit that’s garnered the most attention. read more

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Here are the Anthem system requirements

Anthem launches in little over a month, and that means it’s time for the traditional reveal of system requirements. No, this doesn’t involve cutting a cake to find Nvidia green or ATI red inside – it just means scrolling down to see exactly what hardware it’ll take to run BioWare’s big experiment in connected gaming. read more

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Watch 15 Minutes of Brand New Gameplay Footage for Rage 2; Showcases Overdrive, Wingstick and More Gameplay Mechanics

A new gameplay demo for Rage 2 has been recently detailed in a new video from a YouTube user named Quake ChampionsPRO. The new footage has been recorded from a recent event in where the developers take to the stage to showcase the game in action. read more

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Players still aren’t convinced that Ring of Elysium’s data collection is on the level

Last year, players started to note concern over privacy in Tencent-published battle royale, Ring of Elyisum. The game required administrator access to run, and some players went so far as to suggest that there were keyloggers in the game files – a detail, it must be noted, that the publisher directly denies. Tencent’s updated privacy policies and continued assurances of responsible data use haven’t done much to put those concerns to rest. read more