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Fully Charged: Resident Evil Zero remaster revealed, plus Roku 2 hits the UK

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Resident Evil Zero being remastered

Capcom has a long-held tendency to bring its classic Resident Evil games to as many platforms as it can manage, and the trend continues on with yesterday’s announcement of a remastered Resident Evil Zero for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. It follows this spring’s release of the remastered GameCube remake of the original Resident Evil.

Zero serves as a prequel to the original game, and was first released in 2002 for GameCube. Director Koji Oda and other original staffers are returning for the remaster, but no other details were revealed about the project aside from a release target: early in 2016.

[Source: YouTube]

Roku 2 released in UK

Roku 2 released in UK

Roku has announced UK availability of the Roku 2, which has the hardware capabilities of the pricier Roku 3, albeit without the fancier, motion-sensing remote. It’s priced at £70 and is available from Amazon, Argos, and Curry’s as of now.

Additionally, a new update for all current-gen Roku devices brings Roku Search and the Roku Feed (shown with Roku 3), letting you seek out and scroll through potentially interesting media. Netflix, Popcornflix, and Snagfilms work with Search for now, but more will be added to the list over time.

[Source: Roku]

Periscope released for Android

Periscope released for Android

Meerkat beat Periscope to the punch on iOS, delivering a Twitter-centric livestreaming video app, but Periscope proved the more polished release. And it’s much the same on Android now: Meerkat hit the Play Store at the start of the month, but now Periscope is here.

Periscope is made by Twitter itself, and the company says the app has a familiar Material Design-influenced look and feel, plus it has more detailed settings than the iPhone version. You’ll have more control over push notifications, plus there’s a "resume notification" that lets you easily pick back up on a stream once exiting. Ready to share your life with the world? Grab it from the Play Store and get to streaming.

[Source: Medium]

2K Games teases new title

2K Games teases new title

E3 is just around the corner, and many developers have been announcing their big games outright – but 2K Games is still up for a good tease. The company has been posting teaser images for a project seemingly called Advent, and it seems to have a dystopian city at its core.

The website is particularly interesting: it advertises the city as a place for healthy living through DNA splicing, but the website is being "hacked" as you read it, with an unknown source calling the facts out as lies. Weird! It seems like a potentially new property, but then again, some of those elements can’t help but correspond with BioShock‘s premise. It doesn’t look anything like BioShock, though, so we’ll have to wait and see how it shakes out.

[Source: VG24/7]

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Andrew writes features, news stories, reviews, and other pieces, often when the UK home team is off-duty or asleep. I'm based in Chicago with my lovely wife, amazing son, and silly cats, and my writing about games, gadgets, esports, apps, and plenty more has appeared in more than 75 publications since 2006.

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