Pro football player Wendell Lira leaves regular sports for career in eSports

Professional football player Wendell Lira is retiring from real-life FIFA to compete in its video game adaptation.

As reported by the , the Brazilian striker from Goianésia is stepping down from football after winning FIFA’s Puskás Award for the best goal of 2015 in a 2-1 game between Goianesia and Atletico Goianiense.

At only 27 it may seem like a strange time to retire, but Lira cited regular injuries as a partial reason to hang up his cleats.

Outlast 2 delayed until early next year

First-person horror sequel Outlast 2 has been delayed until Q1 2017. It was previously .

“Our mission as an indie studio is to deliver to you the best, most terrifying, most fulfilling experiences possible,” developer Red Barrels said on . “That’s why we’re taking just a little bit more time to make sure our vision for Outlast 2 is in no way compromised and is the experience you deserve.”

“This is not the typeof news we ever want to deliver, but we are so fully committed to the world we’ve built and to our awesome community that we could not, in good conscience, release a game who’s limits haven’t been tested to the extreme,” the studio added.

Watch this Dark Souls 3 all boss run completed without getting hit

Dark Souls veteran and Twitch streamer made a name for himself earlier this year when he . Though the pro player was not the first to attain such a victory in Dark Souls 3 (a feat ) he was the first to make his way through From Software’s latest without taking damage and fighting every boss.

Fans of the series will know that the most challenging boss fights in these games are often optional. Dark Souls 2’s Darklurker and Bloodborne’s Ebriatas were commonly cited as the most fiendish challenges in their respective games and Dark Souls 3’s hidden villain, The Nameless King, is widely considered the most arduous challenge in this sequel.

The_Happy_Hob is known for making things extra hard on himself by deleting a profile and starting from scratch every time he takes a single hit. You can see the agony on his face at the 4:46:07 mark where he messes up in the home stretch after nearly two hours.

Naff Ghostbusters game was made in only eight months – report

The was apparently only developed in eight months, which explains a thing or two.

That detail comes from a that the developer behind the game, Fireforge, has filed for bankruptcy. Apparently it has a bill of around $12m to pay.

Fireforge’s situation is complicated. It had two games in development besides Ghostbusters that haven’t emerged and that it faces trouble over.

HTC Vive price hike for UK – blame Brexit

Brexit sparked turmoil for the pound – and now it’s having a knock-on effect on the price of video game products that are imported into the UK from abroad.

Following Britain’s decision to leave the EU, the pound sank to a 31-year-low against the dollar.

On Wednesday, 6th July, Sterling hit a low of $1.2796. The last time the pound was lower was in June 1985.

ReCore feels more Metroid than Mega Man

If you’re looking for pedigree, it doesn’t really come much stronger than this. Directed by the man who helmed the Metroid Prime trilogy. Written by the man who helped build the Halo universe. And with the involvement of an outspoken Japanese development legend who’s never far away from the headlines.

So why aren’t more people getting excited about Windows 10 and Xbox One exclusive ReCore?

Perhaps it’s the less than stellar reputation of Comcept, the Japanese studio headed up by Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune, most recently responsible for the troubled Mighty No. 9. Maybe it’s the price point – ReCore will be coming in at £29.99, undercutting its competition by some margin – giving rise to a perception of it as something of a budget game.

Curt Schilling’s Kingdoms of Amalur company cleared of criminal charges

After an extensive investigation, 38 Studios – the company founded by former baseball star Curt Schilling, that made Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – has been cleared of criminal charges.

in May 2012, unable to pay back the money the American state had loaned it, hence the furore.

A sizeable investigation was launched thereafter to find out whether any laws had been broken along the way, and… there wasn’t strong enough evidence to conclude they had.

Loads of new Sun and Moon Pokémon have been revealed

Five minutes of fresh Pokémon Sun and Moon footage has shown off new Pokémon forms and species, including one critter that looks like Donald Trump.

He’s called Gumshoos, and is the evolution of mongoose-style Pokémon Yungoos.

There are also new forms for some old favourites, such as icy versions of Red/Blue species Vulpix, Ninetails, Sandshrew and Sandslash.

Watch: Chris teaches a reluctant Aoife how to play Hearthstone

For someone who hasn’t played Hearthstone, I know more than I should about it. Nothing useful like what cards to use for an easy win, of course, but I do know my fair share of Warcraft lore. I know what Rusty Horn sounds like, too, and I know that Trump is the unfortunately named but soothingly voiced king of How to Twitch streams.

I have nothing against Hearthstone, you see – I just don’t have the patience for it. With the release of new Hearthstone Adventure One Night in Karazhan on the horizon, Chris Bratt decided it was time to remedy this by taking me through a match against the Innkeeper, and then one against an actual real-life worthy opponent. Surprising everyone, it went better than expected.

Star Wars: Galaxy in Turmoil in turmoil

Star Wars: Galaxy in Turmoil, the fan-made remake of the never-released Battlefront 3, is dead. I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced etc etc.

The developers at said LucasFilm issued a cease and desist back in June.

According to the update, LucasFilm said EA, which has signed an exclusivity deal with LucasFilm to make games based on Star Wars, insisted Galaxy in Turmoil would detract from its own Battlefront franchise. EA’s Star Wars: Battlefront came out in 2015, and there’s a sequel due out autumn 2017.