Overwatch has been announced by Blizzard at this year's BlizzCon.

The first new property by the publisher in 17 years is a first-person, team-based, multiplayer shooter, and will launch in beta during 2015.

Set in a near-future, stylised version of Earth, it follows a task force of heroes who saved the world during a global robot revolution. Though the threat was vanquished and the group disbanded, the team is called back into action.

"We wanted to make a game and genre we've always been passionate about at Blizzard," game director Jeff Kaplan explained.

"It's a team-based multiplayer shooter that's completely action-packed.

"We wanted to make the game very approachable, and allow for everybody to experience what can be fun about this game."

The game features an eccentric cast of human, animal and robot characters, each with unique abilities, 12 of which are playable at BlizzCon this weekend.

First footage showed a bright, cartoony aesthetic and an eccentric cast of human, animal and robot characters, each with unique abilities, as well as a number of arenas set in futuristic global locations such as London and Egypt.

Overwatch was announced during the opening ceremony of this year's BlizzCon in Anaheim, California.

The convention plays host to announcements and panels on Blizzard's games, with this year's show featuring the first world championship final for Hearthstone, as well as a closing performance by Metallica.

Blizzard cancelled its massively-multiplayer successor to World of Warcraft, codenamed Titan, earlier this year.

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GTA Online will introduce co-operative heists soon, Rockstar has insisted.

Speaking to IGN, Rockstar confirmed that the hotly-anticipated feature would be available for GTA Online on all platforms in the near future.

The GTA Online developer recently announced a first-person mode for single and multiplayer, confirming that game hosts will be able to dictate viewpoints during matches.

Elsewhere, GTA Online will contain 30-person multiplayer and an overhauled character creator, while 120 new props will be added to the content Creator mode.

GTA 5 will launch on new-gen consoles on November 18 and PC on January 17, 2015. Returning users will receive bonus items.

The updated versions contain improved visuals and draw distances, additional songs, new wildlife and an increased vehicle and population count.

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Disney Interactive Studios has posted its first profit in six years, it has been revealed.

The company announced a 22% annual increase in revenues, taking its tally to $1.3 billion for the financial year.

Thanks to a decrease in operating costs, Disney Interactive Studios would post $116 million in operating income, marking the first time the publisher has turned a profit.

The firm's profits increased by 13% in the fourth quarter alone, generating the company $18 million.

Sales, however, fell by 9% to $362 million, although this has been attributed to the impending release of Disney Infinity 2.0, which didn't launch until the end of the financial year.

Last year the company posted losses of $87 million, which was its best result at the time.

Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes made its PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS debut last month.

The game has since been released on the PC as a free download.

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, it has been revealed.

The developer is a part of the Microsoft Studios team as of yesterday (November 6), according to Xbox head Phil Spencer.

"It's official, today we welcome Mojang to the Microsoft Studios family," Spencer said on Twitter.

"We're excited for the possibilities ahead w/the Minecraft community."

Mojang was sold to Microsoft in September for approximately $2.5 billion.

The acquisition will see Microsoft continue to support the game on existing platforms, including PC, PlayStation and mobiles.

The studio's co-founders have departed the company, Markus 'Notch' Persson explaining the deal was not about the money.

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A Tomb Raider fan has earned a Guinness World Record for his collection of memorabilia.

Making it into the Guinness World Records 2015 Gamer's Edition, Rodrigo Martin Santos has 2,383 separate items of Tomb Raider memorabilia.

Santos, who has been collecting Tomb Raider merchandise since 1996, owns the original costume worn by model Rhona Mitra in Tomb Raider 2 and one of only 50 life sized Lara Croft and Rose statues ever made.

The 27-year-old fan from Spain was inspired to start his collection by Tomb Raider creator Toby Gard.

Elsewhere in this year's book, Angry Birds was the 'First Mobile Game Series to Reach 1 Billion Downloads', while The Last of Us won the most game of the year awards.

Madden has become the longest-running video game series, and the Red Bull X2011 found in Gran Turismo 6 is the fastest car in a game.

Scoring 321 goals without reply in one match, German teaching assistant Patrick Hadler holds the record for 'Highest Margin of Victory against the Computer on FIFA World Cup 2014'.

Last year, GTA 5 broke six Guinness World Records, becoming the best-selling video game in 24 hours and the fastest to generate $1 billion in sales.

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Duke Nukem: Megaton Edition's release date has been announced for PS3 and PlayStation Vita.

The package will be available for Sony consoles on January 14 in Europe and January 13 in North America.

The Megaton Edition contains Duke Nukem: Atomic Edition, as well as three expansion packs.

It also contains the original version of Duke Nukem 3D.

Expansions include 'Duke Caribbean', 'Duke it out in DC' and 'Nuclear Winter'.

Duke Nukem developer 3D Realms recently announced plans to publish top-down action role-playing game Bombshell.

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Atari games dug up as part of a recent Xbox documentary are being sold on eBay.

eBay seller tbhs575 is selling 99 of the games on the auction site. Some games are boxed, others are available in cartridge form only.

The games were dug up for Microsoft's Atari 'Game Over' documentary, which will air for free on Xbox One and Xbox 360 from November 20.

Spotted by Polygon, some of the boxed ET discoveries have received bids of $500 with more than eight days to go.

Atari paid millions to acquire the rights to make a game based on the Steven Spielberg blockbuster, but the subsequent product was mauled by critics.

Its failure has been blamed for the collapse of home console gaming a year later, which lasted until the launch of the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1985.

Former Atari employee James Heller recently admitted that he was tasked with dumping games such as Missile Command and Centipede, which had previously been sitting in an El Paso warehouse.

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Destiny 2 is already in development, according to Activision.

Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg told investors that work has already begun on a follow-up to the multiplayer shooter.

"Work has also begun on future expansion packs, as well as on our next full game release," Hirshberg revealed.

Bungie is also working on Destiny expansions 'The Dark Below' and 'House of Wolves', as well as a host of new monthly content drops.

Adding new quests, strikes, raids and other items, the game's 'Dark Below' DLC will release on December 9.

During the same investors call, Activision said that Destiny has more than 9.5 million registered users.

According to Hirshberg, the figure also factors in users with more than one profile, and doesn't necessarily reflect sales figures.

The firm recently revealed that all Destiny players will receive new content in December.

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Dawngate has been cancelled by Electronic Arts.

Developed by Waystone Games and BioWare, the multiplayer online battle arena game had been in beta for 18 months before it was cancelled.

EA's Matt Bromberg broke the news in a blog post, admitting that the game hadn't progressed as hoped.

"Whenever we begin a game project, we do so with great hopes and expectations," Bromberg explained.

"In this case, we chose to enter a new genre for EA in MOBA, one that we knew going in was extremely competitive. We built a game in Dawngate that wasn't simply a clone of existing MOBAs, but one that truly pushed the genre forward in many ways.

"Dawngate has been in beta for almost 18 months, including a full open beta for the past six months. Through that time, we've taken a lot of feedback from players and delivered lots of new features and innovations.

"And although the game has grown, we're not seeing the progress we'd hoped for. This isn't the outcome we wanted, but beta testing is about learning and improving, and ultimately, about making difficult decisions about how to proceed."

The Dawngate beta will continue for 90 days. Players will be refunded for money spent during the testing period.

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Destiny boasts more than 9.5 million registered users, Activision has announced.

The figure was disclosed during a financial call Q&A, during which the publisher also confirmed that future expansion packs are in the works for the sci-fi shooter.

"There's a relationship to sell through, but it's not exact as some people have more than one profile," Activision said during the call (via Eurogamer).

"Work has also begun on future expansion packs, as well as on our next full game release."

The firm recently revealed that all Destiny players will receive new content in December.

Its 'Dark Below' DLC will release on December 9, adding new quests, strikes, raids and other items.

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