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Amazon's New Engine Has A Zombie Clause

Yesterday, Amazon announced their new proprietary game engine, finally confirming Kotaku‘s report that they had spent big bucks on Crytek’s technology back in 2014. They also did something pretty amusing.


Australia Has Two Events In Capcom's Pro Tour This Year

Next week’s going to be all about Street Fighter 5 and the fighting game community has been pretty quick to bring Capcom’s latest title into the fold. It’s deposed Ultra Street Fighter 4 from this year’s EVO roster, although it’ll be truly interesting to see how the cross-play functionality and servers hold up at launch.

Outside of EVO, fans have been looking forward to what Capcom does with the Pro Tour. It’s basically Capcom’s chance to support Street Fighter in as many countries as possible and, thankfully, the company confirmed that Australia is part of their plans.


Robot Is So Good At Puzzle & Dragons, It's Frightening

Video: Nowhere is safe from the unflinching skill and processing power of robots. Not even Puzzle & Dragons. Oh shit.


Amazon Releases Its Own Game Engine For Free

Amazon’s releasing their very own game engine. Lumberyard, as they call it, is based on Crytek’s famous CryEngine, and can be used to develop games for both PC and consoles. It’s also free to download, and comes with “no seat fees, subscription fees, or requirements to share revenue”.


Custom Thomas The Tank Engine Toy Is A Nightmare From Hell

A custom-built Thomas the Tank Engine toy that can “walk” on walls or ceilings and its eyes glow in the dark? Just perfect to give us nightmares.


Mad Catz Shows More Than A Third Of Its Staff The Door

In a bid to save around US$5 million a year, peripherals manufacturer Mad Catz has announced it is making more than a third of its staff redundant.


Today Is A Good Day To Buy Witcher And Assassin's Creed Games On Steam

This random little Steam sale continues to deliver. Today’s highlights: a ton of games from the Assassin’s Creed franchise and The Witcher franchise. If you were thinking about playing or buying these games? Today is the day!


When Cosplay And Drag Collide

How far can something still be considered ‘cosplay’? The roughest definition of cosplay has always put it as the art of dressing up as a fictional character — but does it still count when it’s a well-known drag queen using her considerable make-up skills to transform herself into animated characters? Drag Race’s Phi Phi O’Hara says yes.


Now Everyone Is Invited To The Division Beta

The Division had a closed beta. That was pretty good, people seemed to enjoy it. But you know what’s better than a closed beta? An open beta.

Especially if you weren’t invited to the closed beta.


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