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Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Oct 21, 2017 - 10:32 PM - by Jetherik

So Friday I pretty much worked from the moment I left the house to the moment I got back 14 hours later. And Saturday has been the same thing. So I am not having a weekend - but I realized, everyone else is. What are you playing?
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Report: Steam Halloween, Black Friday, and Winter Sale Dates Leaked As Usual
Oct 21, 2017 - 2:40 PM - by Emabulator

VG247 has the story.

Halloween, Black Friday and Winter sale dates for Steam have surfaced. The information was posted on reddit before the post was removed due to lack of a source.

After the leak, Eurogamer independently corroborated the dates.

We’re still adding the rumor tag, because Valve has yet to announce the dates for any of the sales.

Unless things change, below are the dates when you can expect the Steam sales for the remainder of the year to go live.
  • Steam Halloween Sale: October 26 – November 1
  • Steam Black Friday Sale: November 22 – November 28
  • Steam Winter Sale: December 24 – January 4, 2018
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Nintendo Switch Hits 2 Million Sales in the US
Oct 21, 2017 - 2:28 PM - by Emabulator

MCV has the story.

The Nintendo Switch has sold 2m units in the US, the platform holder has announced, after the console claimed its third straight month at No.1 in the US hardware charts. According to the latest NPD data, the Switch was the top-selling console once again this September, marking its third consecutive month at No.1 and the fifth time in seven months it's claimed the monthly top spot since launch.

Add those 2m units to Japan's 1.8m units (going by Famitsu's hardware data), and the console is almost certain to have crossed the 4m threshold, if not 5m, once you take into account other territories – an impressive feat considering we haven't even hit Christmas yet.

If that wasn't good enough news for the platform holder, Nintendo claimed two thirds of September's total hardware sales overall when Switch sales are combined with Nintendo 3DS and Classic Mini SNES sales. In the software charts, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle made it to No.7, Metroid Samus Returns debuted at No.8, while Breath of the Wild continues to hang fast at No.10. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, meanwhile, claimed No.11. Even more impressive is the fact that Nintendo never includes digital download sales in NPD's charts, so all these positions represent physical sales only.
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Final Fantasy XV's Multiplayer Expansion Delayed To November
Oct 21, 2017 - 12:18 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

Final Fantasy XV's multiplayer expansion, Comrades, has been delayed. Announced via Twitter, the expansion will be going live sometime in November.

The expansion, which would allow players to make their own avatars and go questing with friends online in Eos, was originally set to launch on October 31. The delay follows a rocky start to its beta in early August, which led to second beta phase being added.

The initial beta was plagued by server issues, and the second beta was meant to fix matchmaking issues that were present in the first round of the beta. Players could make an avatar and get some quests, but couldn't get into a lobby to experience the content.

While the tweet claims the delay is for some final adjustments, we can only hope that the extra polishing time will work out all the kinks when it does finally launch. Final Fantasy XV: Comrades is not a free update. It will be available as part of the title's $25 season pass or for purchase individually.
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Big Studios Cutting Losses, Pulling Flops From Theaters Earlier Than Usual
Oct 21, 2017 - 11:59 AM - by Emabulator

Showbiz 411 has the story.

It’s a bizarre season in Hollywood. Almost nothing is “working,” and the studios can’t afford to waste any more money hoping things will turn around. They’re pulling flops from theaters earlier than usual.

This weekend, for example, Warner Bros. is putting out a white flag on “Blade Runner” after three tough weeks. They’ve cut the number of theaters showing Denis Villeneuve’s beautiful film by 855. So far, “Blade Runner” has made just $66 million. Audiences have not clamored to it. And now, week by week, Warners will quietly take it away.

Warner’s isn’t alone. Universal is pulling Tom Cruise’s “American Made” from 539 locations after a month in release. The Doug Liman directed thriller has made just $43 million. Good reviews haven’t helped push Cruise fans to theaters. One problem was lack of promotion since Cruise wasn’t available. Also, audiences may have just soured on him after “The Mummy” and other flops. With both studios, it wasn’t for lack of trying.

The biggest decease (de-crease, but pun intended here) is for the revived “Flatliners.” With just $16 million in the till, Sony would be better off paying people to see this turkey. They’re retreating from 1,433 theaters this weekend, leaving “Flatliners” to breathe on its own. It will be completely dead by Sunday.

Also just about dead is the much praised “Battle of the Sexes,” Fox Searchlight couldn’t get anyone to go see it despite great reviews and excellent marketing. I’m actually dumbfounded that it’s made just $11 million. FS is killing off 849 screens. Ouch! And “Battle” was supposed to yield some awards action.

Warner’s, meantime, is facing more trouble than the other studios. Their “Geostorm” is going to be a disaster this weekend. And their “Lego Ninja” movie is leaving 951 theaters after $52 million and five weeks. Better to get out while they can.
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Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to?
Oct 20, 2017 - 5:36 PM - by BeardedSonOfNel

I've been checking out Marilyn Manson's new album and a bunch of other stuff.

What are you listing to?
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JJ Abrams Teases Star Wars: Episode 9 Story
Oct 20, 2017 - 2:41 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi isn't even in theaters yet, but already Episode IX director JJ Abrams is giving some hints about his next installment in the franchise. Abrams was hired to helm the ninth film in the Star Wars saga in September, after it was announced director Colin Trevorrow had left the project.

As he works on the movie's script, along with co-writer Chris Terrio (Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice), Abrams doesn't want the film to live in the past. Instead, he's looking to the future. Given that Disney, the studio behind Star Wars, will no doubt be continuing the franchise, that makes perfect sense.

During an interview alongside composer Michael Giacchino (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Abrams tells BBC Radio 4, "I feel like we need to approach this with the same excitement that we had when we were kids loving what these movies were and, at the same time, we have to take them places that they haven't gone, and that's sort of our responsibility." That's a comment that could be taken both literally and figuratively.
Read on.
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Destiny 2's Monty Python "Bureaucratic Walk" Emote Pulled From Sale
Oct 20, 2017 - 12:32 PM - by Emabulator

Eurogamer has the story.

Bungie has pulled Destiny 2's Monty Python emote from sale on the in-game microtransaction shop.

The emote, named Bureaucratic Walk, is a replica of John Cleese's infamous footstep from the Pythons' Ministry of Silly Walks sketch.

Why was it pulled? Bungie hasn't said. But, rather than any kind of copyright infringement, the Bureaucratic Walk appears to have been involved in all manner of wall-glitching shenanigans.

Players have been using the silly strut to step through walls into places they shouldn't be allowed to go. A cluster of videos have popped up on YouTube over the last 24 hours.
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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Dev On Showing A New Side Of The Empire With A Female Lead
Oct 20, 2017 - 11:57 AM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

On Having A Female Protagonist

It's sad that the internet coming to terms with [female protagonists] because Star Wars has always been about strong female characters. And for us, telling an authentic Star Wars story had to go through a strong female protagonist. We wanted somebody who would be bold, headstrong, but also show an emotional side. So it made perfect sense for us that it would be Iden.

On Janina Gavankar's Performance

I haven't worked personally with Janina but my colleague who sits to the left of me at work, he's been to motion capture sessions and … she's phenomenal. She's so enthusiastic, she's so happy to be working with us. We have a great collaboration with her. She's always giving 110 percent during our motion and facial capture sessions. I think it shows in the captures that we have. We have captures for cinematic and we have captures for gameplay as well. So when Iden does a melee takedown, that's Janina doing the melee takedown.
Janina Gavankar - IMDb
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Valve President Gabe Newell Ranked In The Top 100 Richest People In America
Oct 19, 2017 - 5:24 PM - by Emabulator

Game Informer has the story.

It is no secret that Valve makes bank, but now the man at the top of that cash tower can now say there are only 96 people in the country richer than him.

Forbes released a list of the one hundred richest people in the country rounded to the nearest hundred million, which is a marginal round off that is more money than most people will ever get the chance to even imagine. In the revised list, Valve's head of state has been crowned the 97th richest person in America, due to Valve's immense popularity with its storefront and hat retailer.

Forbes estimates Newell's worth at $55 billion.
Note: There is a typo in Game Informer's article. Gabe Newell's worth is estimated at $5.5 billion. (Thanks, ZAX!)
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Star Wars Battlefront 2's 'Pay-To-Win' Concerns Are "Hard To Dodge," Says Dev
Oct 19, 2017 - 5:10 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

Star Wars Battlefront II's open beta ended last week after giving players the chance to try out the game's new weapons, maps, and heroes. However, much of the discussion surrounding the game has focused on its microtransactions, loot crates, and Star Cards. Battlefront II will give away things like maps and character DLC for free, but it will use a loot box-style system for unlocking various upgrades, leading to some fans accusing the system of being 'pay-to-win.'

In an interview with GameSpot, EA said people's fears are "understandable," at the same time as calling the accusations "hard to dodge."

Offering his take on people's concerns, Chris Matthews (art director at EA Motive, the team behind Battlefront II's campaign) said: "Right now there have been games that exploit players and there have been games that have done it in better ways."

He continued: "DICE [developer of Battlefront II's multiplayer] has taken great care to make sure that Star Cards and the way they work give you more options in battle. Terms like pay-to-win and stuff like that are hard to dodge, but the guys are doing a really incredible job of trying to balance that system.

"[The response] is not annoying because we love the fans. We're gamers and we're trying to make something that's super-compelling that everybody's going to enjoy, but, you know, it's understandable."
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Gamer's Shopping Guide, October 19 - 25: #PS4 #XboxOne #Nintendo #Nvidia #AMD #GTS
Oct 19, 2017 - 4:45 PM - by Emabulator

PC GamesPC Gaming HardwarePlayStation 4Xbox OneNintendoTV and Video
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Marvel’s The Punisher Premieres November 17th #ThePunisher
Oct 19, 2017 - 10:10 AM - by Evil Avatar

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New Star Wars Battlefront II Story Trailer
Oct 19, 2017 - 10:05 AM - by Evil Avatar

A brand new trailer highlighting the single-player story of Star Wars Battlefront II has arrived. With the Emperor dead, can Commander Iden Versio and her allies turn the tide against an energized Rebellion?

Just in case you’re not familiar: Star Wars Battlefront II includes an original single player campaign set after Return of the Jedi. You’ll take on the role of Iden Versio, (played by Janina Gavankar), Commander of Imperial special forces unit Inferno Squad. Alongside her squadmates Del Meeko (T.J. Ramini) and Gideon Hask (Paul Blackthorne), Iden struggles to maintain order in a galaxy that seems to be crumbling all around her.

The new single player campaign in Star Wars Battlefront II is an original story set after the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. It's no secret that Iden Versio and Inferno Squad will be crossing paths with some of the galaxy's most renowned characters, but they'll also be encountering elements that are originally from other Star Wars stories. There are multiple mediums, comics, novels, television, films, games, and more, that tell new or unique stories that take place within the Star Wars universe. Star Wars Battlefront II helps enrich the universe by telling a previously untold story that is able to build upon what has already been established.
Read more at EA.com/StarWars/Battlefront-2
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New Overwatch Patch Brings Changes to Mercy, Fixes Lucio's Wall Ride Speed
Oct 18, 2017 - 1:25 PM - by Emabulator

PC Gamer has the story.

A new Overwatch patch went live today that restores Lucio's Wall Ride speed, gives a minor buff to Mercy's Valkyrie ability, and adds new voicelines for Cultist Zenyatta. Bug fixes have been made, and PC players can now take advantage of some new social tools as well, by setting their status to Online, Away, Busy, or Appear Offline—although that last one won't fool anyone in your friends list if you end up in the same match.

Lucio's Wall Ride speed boost has been cranked up by 65 percent, although that only compensates for a reduction in his speed that resulted from a prior bug fix.

Mercy players can now glide past targeted allies using the jump key while using Guardian Angel, and the cooldown won't reset when Resurrect is activated. Valkyrie won't reset or reduce the Resurrection cooldown either, and it now gives players a bonus Resurrection charge. It's a small nerf to Mercy, though not likely one that will change her indispensable place in the meta.

According to Blizzard, the change also gives her a bit more flexibility.
Read on.
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Warhammer: Vermintide 2 - "We will NOT be selling loot boxes" says Fatshark, Trailer
Oct 18, 2017 - 12:04 PM - by Emabulator

Eurogamer has the story.

Swedish developer Fatshark has revealed the first gameplay footage for sequel Warhammer: Vermintide 2, confirming Chaos as the new faction though Skaven will return as well.

But perhaps more pertinently Fatshark declared Vermintide 2 will "NOT", capital letters, have loot boxes. "Loot comes from gameplay, not your wallet," Fatshark poster Hedge said on Reddit.

All five heroes from Vermintide 1 will return but this time be able to specialise in one of three 'hero classes'. Think of them as subclasses. Bardin the Dwarf, for example, can be played as a slayer, but while doing so will not be able to use shields.

There will be new weapons and in the gameplay footage the Waywatcher demonstrates one of them, a spear, and to bloody, squelchy effect.

In addition, the loot system is overhauled, there's a new UI, there are new locations and enemies, obviously, and there is mod and dedicated server support.
Click on the Headline for the Trailer.
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NIS America President Says Microsoft Is Not Very Supportive Of Japanese Games
Oct 18, 2017 - 11:46 AM - by Emabulator

Game Informer has the story.

The president of Nippon Ichi America, Takuro Yamashita, told MCV that he does not believe Microsoft is very supportive of Japanese games in a candid interview with the outlet.

The actual reasoning gets into a little bit of minutiae, as Yamashita's reasoning has more to do with Microsoft's requirements for publishing on the Xbox. He explains that Microsoft requires a minimum order for publishing on their systems. For niche games, like the kind Nippon Ichi specializes in, the minimum is way above what they expect to sell.

Nihon Falcom president Toshihiro Kondo also agreed, but explained that the Xbox's mindshare, or lack thereof, in Japan is the largest determining factor for their decision not to support the system.
Read on.
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The Young Han Solo Movie Gets An Official Title
Oct 17, 2017 - 12:57 PM - by Emabulator

Solo: A Star Wars Story. Game Informer has the story.

Taking a cue from other recent blockbuster releases like Logan, Disney kept things simple with the recently revealed title of the Han Solo Star Wars movie. The movie is titled Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Director Ron Howard revealed the official title for the film in a video on Twitter today. The film just wrapped production, so Howard thanks the cast and crew before cheekily asking someone offscreen, "Can we even say the name of the movie?" The familiar giant furry arms of a Wookie then reach in frame and hand Howard a sign with the title written in the signature Star Wars font.
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EA Shuts Down Visceral, Shifting Development On Its Star Wars Action-Adventure Game
Oct 17, 2017 - 12:30 PM - by Emabulator

Electronics Arts has shut down Dead Space developer Visceral Games. GameSpot has the story.

Electronic Arts has announced that it is closing the doors of Visceral Games, the studio best known for the Dead Space series. The developer had been working on a new Star Wars game, which will now shift directions and move to a different EA team.

"Our Visceral studio has been developing an action-adventure title set in the Star Wars universe," said Patrick Soderlund, executive VP of EA worldwide studios, in a post on EA's website. "In its current form, it was shaping up to be a story-based, linear adventure game. Throughout the development process, we have been testing the game concept with players, listening to the feedback about what and how they want to play, and closely tracking fundamental shifts in the marketplace. It has become clear that to deliver an experience that players will want to come back to and enjoy for a long time to come, we needed to pivot the design."

The untitled project will now be developed by EA Vancouver, which had already been working on the game. Soderlund says it will "maintain the stunning visuals, authenticity in the Star Wars universe, and focus on bringing a Star Wars story to life. Importantly, we are shifting the game to be a broader experience that allows for more variety and player agency, leaning into the capabilities of our Frostbite engine and reimagining central elements of the game to give players a Star Wars adventure of greater depth and breadth to explore."
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Wolfenstein II Launch Trailer Delivers Plenty of Exploding Nazis
Oct 17, 2017 - 10:07 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Assassin’s Creed Origins - Live Action Trailer
Oct 17, 2017 - 9:50 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Godless Trailer - New Netflix Western Series
Oct 17, 2017 - 9:45 AM - by Evil Avatar

Godless is a seven-part Netflix limited series from Steven Soderbergh and Scott Frank, written and directed by Scott Frank, starring Jack O’Connell, Michelle Dockery, and Jeff Daniels.

Frank Griffin, an outlaw terrorizing the 1880s American West, hunts down Roy Goode, his partner turned enemy. Roy hides out at a ranch as Frank's chase leads him to La Belle, New Mexico - a town mysteriously made up entirely of women.

GODLESS, a Netflix Limited Series, arrives November 22. Welcome to No Man’s Land.
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CD Projekt Red: "This approach to making games is not for everyone"
Oct 16, 2017 - 3:42 PM - by Emabulator

The Witcher maker responds to issues of studio morale. Eurogamer has the story.

Some recent team-leader level departures from Cyberpunk 2077 led to speculation there was trouble in paradise - and paradise began sounding worse and worse the more CD Projekt Red company reviews on employee feedback site Glassdoor I read.

Evidently the groundswell of negativity and whispering rose to such a level CD Projekt Red felt inclined to wade in. Co-founder Marcin Iwinski, and studio manager Adam Badowski, today issued a statement "regarding morale here at the studio".

"We'd normally avoid commenting on company reviews on spaces like Glassdoor, but this time around - especially in light of the fact we haven't communicated anything about Cyberpunk 2077 for a long time and saw some gamers getting worried about the project - we'd like to elaborate on a few things."

It boils down to CD Projekt Red being a lot larger than it used to be - twice the 200-person size of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt development - and having an uncompromising stance about what it wants to make.

"Every role-playing game we ever developed seemed impossible to achieve at the moment we set out to create it ... [but] even if something feels impossible, it doesn't mean it is. As it turns out, most often things are perfectly possible, they just require a lot of faith, commitment and spirit," the statement said.

"This approach to making games is not for everyone. It often requires a conscious effort to 'reinvent the wheel' - even if you personally think it already works like a charm. But you know what? We believe reinventing that wheel every friggin' time is what makes a better game. It's what creates innovation and makes it possible for us to say we've worked really hard on something, and we think it's worth your hard-earned-cash. If you make games with a 'close enough is good enough' attitude, you end up in a comfort zone. And you know where the magic happens.

"Cyberpunk 2077 is progressing as planned but we are taking our time - in this case the silence is the cost of making a great game."
Read on.
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South Park: The Fractured But Whole Reviews "gameplay that stands on its own merits"
Oct 16, 2017 - 3:31 PM - by Emabulator

GamesRadar - 4.5/5

South Park balances ample fan service with gameplay that stands on its own merits and an engaging story. It won't make you a fan if you weren't one already, but it's hard to imagine a better-realized adaptation.
Game Informer - 8.75/10

The Fractured but Whole is a welcome sequel, maintaining the standard of quality set by the previous game and, in a broader sense, all of Parker and Stone’s work. Every aspect is overloaded with both smart and immature jokes, the combat is an improvement, the game is bigger and longer, and the sneaky moments of sincerity make you recall the charm of childhood in surprising ways – just like the show.
IGN - 8.5/10

South Park: The Fractured But Whole is another epic-length episode of the humor that’s kept fans of the show laughing for 20 years. The Marvel vs DC parody delivers regular laugh-out-loud moments with only a few faltering gags, and the combat soon evolves into something much more complex and interesting than The Stick of Truth’s simple system. Navigation and repetition of some of its simple puzzle mechanics drag a little, but it’s otherwise an excellent South Park game that’s also a strong RPG.
GameSpot - 8/10

Fractured But Whole succeeds as an interactive South Park mini-series, while effectively emulating the show's current style of adult-targeted entertainment and satirization of political correctness. In other words, it's consistently amusing and provocative without the edginess the series used to be known for. Both the game's combat and explorative strengths effectively bridge the many comical plot developments, which range from mildly amusing to downright hilarious. It's an accomplishment that this game will wholly entertain devoted fans while delivering a heap of jokes that won't fly over the heads of casual viewers.
Shacknews - 8/10

In a way, I wish I could give this game two separate scores. One for South Park fans and one for those who don't like or aren't familiar with the series. Besides very minor issues, The Fractured But Whole's main problem is its reliance on familiarity with material outside the game. All the excellent cameos, self-references and a lot of plot points are dependent on players having at least a passing familiarity with the TV show. However, if you like South Park and video games (or just South Park), The Fractured But Whole is a must-have title, and improves on The Stick of Truth in every way.
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Adds Vaulting And Climbing To Test Servers Soon
Oct 16, 2017 - 3:03 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

While there may only be 11 weeks remaining in 2017, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is still slated to release in full for PC and in Xbox One's Game Preview program by the end of this year. Today, developer Bluehole shared an update that gives fans a rough outline of its development plans heading toward launch.

In a post on the Steam forums, Bluehole offered more details about the new features it is readying to add to the enormously popular battle royale game when it releases on PC and in Game Preview. In addition to a brand-new desert map, the developer is currently working on adding climbing and vaulting. However, as those two features will have a significant impact on the gameplay, Bluehole says they need to be tested "for at least a month" before they go live.

"The content and features that will be in test servers need to be tested for at least 2 to 4 weeks," Bluehole said. "It will be very difficult for us to provide a stable service if we rush updates to live servers after short bursts of testing. As we would like to go through rigorous testing to prepare for official launch, we will not be updating new content to live servers and run test servers for a longer period of time instead."

Bluehole says players will be able to try out the vaulting and climbing mechanics "in late October or early November."
Read on.
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Destiny 2 – PC Launch Trailer
Oct 16, 2017 - 2:46 PM - by Emabulator

Click on the Headline for the Trailer.

Experience Destiny 2 in 4K with uncapped frame rates for PC, exclusively on Blizzard Battle.net.

Pre-purchase Destiny 2 and get the Coldheart Exotic Trace Rifle.

From the makers of the acclaimed hit game Destiny, comes the much-anticipated action shooter sequel, Destiny 2. Experience an all new cinematic story campaign, innovative cooperative gameplay, and intense competitive multiplayer as you journey across unexplored worlds to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities. Rally your friends or venture alone. The choice is yours. New Legends Will Rise on October 24.
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Sony Announces Star Wars Battlefront II Limited Edition PS4 Pro
Oct 16, 2017 - 10:56 AM - by Evil Avatar

This Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront ll PS4 Pro bundle will immerse you in epic Star Wars battles. Featuring a fully customized Jet Black PS4 Pro and DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller inspired by the game, and Star Wars Battlefront II: Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition.
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Game & Movie Releases for October 15th to October 21st, 2017 #SouthPark
Oct 16, 2017 - 9:43 AM - by Evil Avatar

Releases for October 15th to October 21st, 2017

Retail Games
South Park: The Fractured But Whole (PS4, Xbone)
Gran Turismo Sport Limited Edition (PS4)
WWE 2K18 (PS4, Xbone)
Elex (PS4, Xbone)
Rogue Trooper Redux (PS4, Xbone)
Real Farm (PS4, Xbone)
Dungeons 3 (PS4)
Fire Emblem Warriors (Switch)
NBA 2K18 (Switch)

Movies & TV
Rawhead Rex
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Girls Trip
Batman vs. Two-Face
Hunter X Hunter: Set 3
American Gods: Season 1
Vice Versa
Shot Caller
Alfred Hitchcock: The Ultimate Collection

Box Office
The Snowman
Same Kind of Different as Me
Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
Only the Brave
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
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New Black Panther Trailer is Here! #BlackPanther
Oct 16, 2017 - 8:54 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Happy Death Day has a Happy Weekend Boxoffice
Oct 16, 2017 - 8:50 AM - by Evil Avatar

This weekend the Groundhog Day-like horror pic Happy Death Day scored a first-place finish, surpassing expectations and blowing the much costlier and star-driven Blade Runner 2049 out of the water.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of October 13th to October 15th, 2017.
  1. Happy Death Day $26.5/$26.5
  2. Blade Runner 2049 $15.1/$60.5
  3. The Foreigner $12.8/$12.8
  4. It $6.0/$314.9
  5. The Mountain Between Us $5.6/$20.5
  6. American Made $5.4/$40.1
  7. Kingsman: The Golden Circle $5.3/$89.6
  8. The LEGO Ninjago Movie $4.3/$51.5
  9. My Little Pony: The Movie $4.0/$15.5
  10. Victoria and Abdul $3.1/$11.3
  11. Marshall $3.0/$3.0
  12. Flatliners $1.5/$15.6
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Call of Duty: WWII - Live Action Trailer "Reassemble!"
Oct 15, 2017 - 11:43 AM - by Emabulator

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Call of Duty® is returning to WWII, which can only mean one thing: it’s time to get your squad back together. Follow a team as they gather their friends for the most epic battle yet. Featuring “Figure It Out” by Royal Blood.

Get your squad back together before November 3rd.
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Pure Evil - Blade Runner 2049 - It Stinks
Oct 14, 2017 - 4:15 PM - by Evil Avatar

We bit the bullet so you don't have to. I sat through 3 hours of Blade Runner 2049 and the verdict is -- it stinks. It is literally 3 hours of nothing. The story has no twists, no turns and is predictable at every point.

It is the pinnacle of vapid Hollywood film-making. It exists only because it can exist and not because it brings anything new to the world, characters or acting.

It is competently filmed for sure, but hardly the Oscar-worthy experience you are seeing from outlets who only exist to further the advertising goals of Hollywood insiders.

The film centers around a replicant Blade Runner, Ryan Gosling, who hunts down other replicants. He discovers that Harrison Ford and Rachel from the first film had a child. Jared Leto plays the "bad guy" who wants to create generations to replicants to seed the stars and needs the genetic key he imagines exists only in Deckard's (Ford) child.

What happens next is Gosling kinda wanders around from scene to scene doing nothing except pining for his digital girlfriend (thank you to Ana de Armas for the gratuitous nudity) until he meets up with Harrison Ford so they can wander around for a while doing nothing.

The end.

I suspect that there wasn't even a script here, just a bunch of storyboards for beautiful CGI backgrounds and they let the actors kinda wing it from there. The whole movie is pretty, but exceedingly dull.

I'm normally up for just about anything that kills 3-hours on a Saturday, but this movie made me think we would have been better off seeing the LEGO Ninjago movie or Happy Death Day. At least those would have been fun.
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Cliff Bleszinski On Saving LawBreakers
Oct 14, 2017 - 2:28 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has interviewed Cliff Bleszinski on saving LawBreakers.

GameSpot: What were some of the key pieces of feedback you've heard since launch?

Cliff Bleszinski: People who sit down and play the game see that, apart from it looking very different, art style wise, it actually plays quite a bit different. However, it's because I didn't do the same archetypes of the guy who builds the turret or the sniper or the traditional kind of healer that follows behind people, the healing ray, we kind of rolled our own archetypes. That ultimately proved to be very confusing for a lot of core players who were getting into it, in regards to, are they gonna watch the tutorial video? What happens if people like to go online and then they hit all the buttons or all the keys and they just want to figure out, kind of in a vacuum, what they can do with that?

So, what we've done is you kinda double back. And I'm not going to go into all the future content yet, in terms of things we're working on, but creating a far better onboarding experience where it works on PlayStation, it works on PC, it'd have more of a scripted tutorial and continue to look at ways we can improve our offline mode, so people could quote, you know, practice their lines a lot better before they get on stage. So, that was the big take away, honestly, from us.
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Monster Energy Supercross - Official Videogame Announcement Trailer
Oct 14, 2017 - 1:39 PM - by Emabulator

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Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame will give you the opportunity to take part in the most competitive and high profile off-road motorcycle racing championship in the world. Featuring innovative track design and set within prestigious stadiums, the game is the most realistic and immersive Supercross fan experience ever. Get ready to race with your favorite Supercross athletes on tracks from the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship season, choosing among official riders in both the 250SX and 450SX Classes, including iconic racers like Chad Reed, Ken Roczen and the outgoing champion Ryan Dungey.
Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame will be available on February 13, 2018 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Windows PC®/STEAM and will launch shortly after on Nintendo Switch™.

Key Features include:
  • The official 2017 Monster Energy Supercross season with special Monster Energy Cup access.
  • Official bikes, iconic tracks, and athletes from both 250SX and 450SX Classes: Chad Reed, Ken Roczen, reigning champion Ryan Dungey and others will race across official challenging tracks.
  • An exciting career mode with extreme customization options: Customize both riders and bikes for the maximum flexibility to advance in racing classes.
  • A powerful track editor, for endless gameplay possibilities: Players can create, customize and share online their own tracks.
  • Top notch graphics for a world-class game quality and a next-level immersive experience: accurate reproduction of bikes, tracks, accessories and athletes’ aspects.
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Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Oct 14, 2017 - 11:57 AM - by Jetherik

A weekend off to play! What are you playing this weekend?
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Epic Games is Suing 2 Fortnite Cheaters
Oct 13, 2017 - 4:32 PM - by Emabulator

VG247 has the story.

After banning thousands of cheating accounts playing Fortnite, developer Epic Games is now taking it a step further by suing two alleged cheaters.

The surge in cheaters, as you might expect, came after Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode was released for free, but Epic is not messing around when it comes to rooting them out.

“To start, addressing cheaters in Fortnite is the highest priority across Epic Games,” the company said in a blog post.

“We are constantly working against both the cheaters themselves and the cheat providers. And it’s ongoing, we’re exploring every measure to ensure these cheaters are removed and stay removed from Fortnite Battle Royale and the Epic ecosystem.”

Banning isn’t the only thing being done, though, Epic is actually taking two cheaters to court. The developer filed complaints with a North Carolina federal court, according to information obtained by TorrentFreak. Mr. Boom, and Mr. Vraspir are the two cheaters in question.
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IGN Acquires Humble Bundle
Oct 13, 2017 - 3:36 PM - by Emabulator

PC Gamer has the story.

The first Humble Bundle—the Humble Indie Bundle—was released in 2010, and the growth of the company behind it has been nothing short of remarkable since then, with more bundles (lots of bundles), deals with major publishers, a monthly subscription service, and a full-blown digital storefront. Today it underwent a major change of a somewhat different kind, as it announced that it has been acquired by IGN.

"We chose IGN because they really understand our vision, share our passion for games, and believe in our mission to promote awesome digital content while helping charity," Humble Bundle co-founder Jeffrey Rosen said in the announcement. "I can’t think of a better partner than IGN to help Humble Bundle continue our quest."

Importantly for gamers, Humble will continue to operate pretty much as it always has. "You can expect it to be business as usual, but better. The Humble Bundle our audience knows and love will continue to operate independently from IGN, with our current amazing team," co-founder John Graham said in an email.

"IGN will support Humble Bundle with increased resources, allowing us to bring our community the best gaming bundles, book bundles, and store sales, while nurturing the Humble Monthly and our new publishing initiative, and donate more money to charity, more quickly than ever before."
Read on.
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Digital Foundry: Gran Turismo Sport is HDR's Killer App
Oct 13, 2017 - 3:18 PM - by Emabulator

Digital Foundry has the story.

Gran Turismo has rightfully earned a reputation across the years in pushing the limits of console technology, and after some unconvincing early betas, GT Sport looks like delivering another phenomenal technological masterclass. Earlier this week, Sony unleashed a massive demo version, allowing players to sample a wide variety of events and features. It's opportunity for an early glimpse at near-final code and it's especially impressive for users with high dynamic range displays. Many games benefit from HDR, but with GT Sport, the upgrade is so pronounced and so beautiful, you're clearly not getting the full experience without it.

The majority of our gameplay took place on PlayStation 4 Pro using its high resolution mode - which remains a checkerboarded 1800p presentation with a native 4K user interface. The results aren't as crisp as other PS4 Pro titles or indeed Forza Motorsport 7 on Xbox One X, but it's still a gorgeous looking game in motion and the Pro showcases GT Sport and HDR at its best.

GT Sport offers a remarkable level of detail in every facet of the presentation. The move to PlayStation 4 means that materials, textures and lighting are all amped up beyond what was previously possible. In making the leap to physically-based rendering, the game features more realistic surfaces and objects throughout its environments and across the lineup of cars. Textures are much sharper and more realistic as a result even up-close. The game retains a sense of scale that no other sim racer can quite match - the way its environments stretch out into the distance create the illusion of a large world.

But more than anything else, it's the support for high dynamic range that has left us most impressed. Some games utilise HDR well but clearly, not all implementations are created equal, and many fall short. Gran Turismo has always been a series created to push the boundaries of technology so it's no surprise that HDR plays a huge role in its presentation. And in a world where so many HDR screens offers such a wide-ranging experience, Polyphony Digital is to be commended for its set-up process.
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Destiny 2 Black Screen Issue Being Investigated, But Still No Permanent Fix Available
Oct 13, 2017 - 9:52 AM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

One issue in Destiny 2 that has persisted is a problem where the game displays a black screen when players load into The Tower, one of the game's social spaces. This problem has been reported on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and there is still no fix. Some players are reporting that they can hear audio but can't fully get into The Tower.

If this is happening to you, there are a pair of workarounds that you can try. Bungie laid these out in its latest weekly blog post today, the first of which is launching a different activity or into a different location from the Director before trying to go into The Tower. The second potential workaround is the harsher one: Bungie advises closing and re-launching Destiny 2 to fix the problem. Neither of these workarounds are ideal.

Thankfully, then, Bungie said it remains on the case to find a more permanent solution.
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Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to? #Kreator
Oct 13, 2017 - 9:29 AM - by Emabulator

I have been listening to Kreator.

What have you been listening to?
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The Final Stranger Things 2 Trailer is Here!
Oct 13, 2017 - 8:56 AM - by Evil Avatar

The final trailer for Stranger Things 2 is here. The world turns Upside Down on October 27th.
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Friday the 13th Brings the New Mutants Teaser Trailer
Oct 13, 2017 - 8:50 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Mass Effect, Dragon Age Veteran Mike Laidlaw Leaves BioWare After 14 Years
Oct 12, 2017 - 6:23 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

Mike Laidlaw, a BioWare veteran who worked on Jade Empire, Mass Effect, and most recently served as the creative director for the Dragon Age franchise, has left the company. Laidlaw had been with BioWare for the past 14 years.

In a statement posted on Twitter, Laidlaw said, "It's with a mix of emotions that I'm announcing my time with BioWare has ended. After 14 years and a chance to work on Jade Empire, Mass Effect, and all things Dragon Age, it's time for me to move on."

Regarding Dragon Age specifically, Laidlaw said he has "every confidence that the world we've created together is in good hands and I'm excited for the road ahead."

Laidlaw did not give any specifics about what's next for him, apart from saying he "plan[s] to spend [his] time reconnecting with all the amazing games and worlds that my peers have created." Laidlaw added that he plans to stream himself playing games on Twitch and connect with fans on Twitter.

"To everyone who's taken the time to share feedback and experiences, your amazing cosplays and artistic creations: thank you. You've made my time 'in Thedas' amazing. Your passion inspires and I look forward to our next adventure together."

It is not immediately clear if Laidlaw's departure from BioWare was by his own choosing.
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Battlefront II Team Looking at Crates and Progression, Strike mode, and More
Oct 12, 2017 - 6:02 PM - by Emabulator

EA Games sends along word that the Star Wars: Battlefront II team is taking a look at some of the most discussed topics from the beta.

As game makers, watching millions of passionate players get their hands on our game has been incredibly exciting and – in many ways – inspiring. Believe us when we say that your participation is making the game better, and we’re humbled that so many of you took time to not only try the Star Wars Battlefront II Beta, but to share your thoughts with us too.

The Beta was just a small piece of what we're making. Yes, there’s more content (new locations, heroes, modes, and the all-new single-player campaign), but we heard your feedback loud and clear after the first game. There is more player choice in multiplayer through a deeper progression system and an evolving, event-driven live service that keeps the community together by moving away from Season Pass and having all new gameplay content free for all Star Wars Battlefront II players.

Rest assured, we’re continuing to listen to you coming out of Beta. We’re taking a look at some of the most discussed topics, from Crates and progression to Strike mode (which we're considering changing to a best of three), the Specialist’s Infiltration ability (which might be a little too overpowered) and more. Oh, and the First Order Flametrooper needs some work – we agree he could use a little more... firepower. We are also looking into more ways to allow players to stay and play together as a team – for launch, we’ll have a new feature for you that rewards all players in a spawn wave. These are just a few examples of how your feedback is helping to shape the game.

We know you have a lot of questions about Crates and progression, so we want to clarify a few things, as the complete system was not in the Beta and will continue to be tuned over time:
  • There are many things you can earn in the game, including weapons, attachments, credits, Star Cards, Emotes, Outfits and Victory Poses.
  • As a balance goal, we’re working towards having the most powerful items in the game only earnable via in-game achievements.
  • Crates will include a mix of of Star Cards, Outfits, Emotes or Victory Poses.
  • Players earn crates by completing challenges and other gameplay milestones, or by purchasing them with in-game credits or Crystals, our premium currency.
  • If you get a duplicate Star Card in a crate, you will get crafting parts which you can then use to help upgrade the Star Card of your choice.
  • And lastly, you have to earn the right to be able to upgrade Star Cards and unlock most Weapons. You can only upgrade or unlock them if you have reached a high enough rank, which is determined by playing the game.
We also have heard some players are looking for a way to play where all players will have the same set of Star Cards with flattened values. Like everything else, we will be continually making necessary changes to ensure the game is fun for everyone. We will work to make sure the system is balanced both for players who want to earn everything, as well as for players who are short on time and would like to move faster in their progress towards various rewards.

And you, our community, will play a big role in the evolution of the game. Whether it’s comments on our forums or posts over social media, we’re listening. Your feedback makes a difference, and your passion is what keeps us creating.

Again, we want to thank you for taking part in the Beta and helping us make sure that the launch will be, to quote a certain masked Sith Lord, a day long remembered. We’ll have much more to share with you before we see you on the battlefront in November.
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Spintires: MudRunner Faces the Elements in New Gameplay Trailer
Oct 12, 2017 - 5:27 PM - by Emabulator

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Spintires is an incredible off-road vehicle simulation, taking players on the most hostile roads and harsh environments. Acclaimed for its immersive and accurate driving and physics models, the first edition has enthralled over a million players on PC.

Today, discover the first gameplay video of Spintires: MudRunner, the ultimate edition of Spintires. Available on PC, and for the first time on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, this new version of Spintires offers unique content and experiences for a video game. It's a genre of its own, reinventing the rules and offering new challenges for players looking for powerful, original experiences, as shown in today's gameplay video.

With near-photorealistic graphics and incredible physics simulation, Spintires: MudRunner puts you in the driver’s seat of powerful off-road vehicles, and challenges you to face extreme sandbox environments, with only a map, a compass and your driving talents to survive!

Through numerous missions and challenges, off-road vehicle fans will enjoy crossing mud, rivers with strong currents, and climb perilous peaks aboard their 4x4s, trucks and sturdy logistic vehicles designed to withstand the most extreme conditions. Dedicated players and driving enthusiasts will appreciate the hyper-realistic driving sensations thanks to an advanced physics engine, including fuel simulation, a differential transmission system, soft-tire simulation, as well as realistic interactions between vegetation, mud, water, and your vehicle. Lastly, players looking for adventure and open environments will love the freedom offered by the sandbox maps of the game – choose what path to take, through difficult terrain, rivers, forests, swamps, mountains... nature and its dangers will always put you to the test.

Spintires: MudRunner will release October 31 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Spintires owners benefit from an exclusive 50% discount on Steam, on top of the 10% off special offer for all preorders.
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Gamer's Shopping Guide, October 12 - 18: #PS4 #XboxOne #Nintendo #Nvidia #AMD
Oct 12, 2017 - 5:05 PM - by Emabulator

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Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds - Environment Trailer
Oct 12, 2017 - 9:48 AM - by Evil Avatar

Beyond the northern mountains, the borderlands of the Banuk tribe challenge all who dare enter to survive the extremes. But now this frozen wilderness harbors a new threat, and for Aloy, a new mystery - one she’s determined to solve.

The Frozen Wilds contains additional content for Horizon Zero Dawn, including new storylines, characters and experiences in a beautiful but unforgiving new area.

• Uncover a compelling new story.
• Explore a brand new area
• Face new machines.
• To use this download, you need Horizon Zero Dawn.
• Enhanced for PS4™ Pro with dynamic 4K gaming, improved graphics and environments
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Need for Speed: Payback Story Trailer
Oct 12, 2017 - 9:28 AM - by Evil Avatar

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New LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 NYCC Story Trailer Released
Oct 12, 2017 - 9:20 AM - by Evil Avatar

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released a new trailer for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, diving deeper into the original branching storyline featured in this all-new LEGO adventure. Recently debuted at New York Comic Con, the video stars lovable canine, Cosmo the Spacedog – telepathic Soviet cosmonaut, Knowhere’s chief of security and ally to the Guardians of the Galaxy – who is tasked with alerting and assembling an elite team of Super Heroes to take on the time-travelling Super Villain, Kang the Conqueror. Kang has stolen numerous Marvel cities and locations from across time and space to form the expansive Open Hub World of Chronopolis, in hopes to take over the universe. As a result, Cosmo’s call to action brings together a diverse group of Marvel Super Heroes from different time periods and realities – including Star-Lord, Thor, Spider-Man, Spider-Gwen, Hulk, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, Rocket Raccoon, Iron Man, Cowboy Captain America, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Groot and many more – who must all band together to foil Kang’s diabolical plans.

Additional New York Comic Con announcements included:

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Season Pass details were revealed and will feature six Level Packs and four Character Packs. The Level Packs will feature content inspired by a number of upcoming Marvel films and television series, including Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp, Cloak & Dagger and The Runaways. The Character Packs, including Agents of Atlas, Champions, Out of Time and Classic Guardians of the Galaxy, will add more than 60 new characters to the main game’s diverse roster of over 200 Super Heroes and Super Villains.

Actor Peter Serafinowicz (The Tick) was confirmed as the voice of Kang the Conqueror, the time-travelling Super Villain in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2.

Various new characters were revealed, including Grandmaster (Thor: Ragnarok), Valkyrie (Thor: Ragnarok), Arizona Annie, Blade, Captain Avalon, Charlie-27, Chipmunk Hunk, Dormammu, Ghost Rider & Hell Cycle, Hellcow, Hobgoblin, Hulk 2099, Koi Boi, Lady Spider, Luke Cage, Misty Knight, Morbius, Phantom Rider, Red Wolf, Living Totem, Squirrel Girl, Super Adaptoid and Ursa Major.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 will be available starting 17th November 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Nintendo Switch is available on 1st December 2017 in the United Kingdom.

For the latest information or to join the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 conversation, visit us on YouTube (LEGOMarvelVideoGame), Twitter (@LEGOMarvelGame), Facebook (LEGOMarvelVideoGame) or Instagram (LEGOMarvelGame).
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Ben Affleck Groping Claim Revived by Actress Hilarie Burton
Oct 11, 2017 - 7:10 PM - by Emabulator

The Hollywood Reporter has the story.

As more and more women continue to come forward with accusations against disgraced Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, other stories of sexual assault allegations have also bubbled to the surface. On Wednesday, actress Hilarie Burton renewed a past claim that Ben Affleck had groped her breast during a visit to MTV's TRL, which she was hosting in 2003.

Affleck was one of a handful of male Hollywood collaborators to first speak out against Weinstein. In a statement Tuesday, Affleck said, in part: "I am saddened and angry that a man who I worked with used his position of power to intimidate, sexually harass and manipulate many women over decades. The additional allegations of assault that I read this morning made me sick."

Amid accusations that Weinstein, who has now been accused of raping three women, among a slew of other disturbing sexual assault claims, and his behavior was a well-kept secret in Hollywood, many actresses called on the men of Hollywood to speak up after the New York Times exposé first broke last Thursday, and then again with The New Yorker report on Tuesday. Rose McGowan, who was named in the Times story for settling a lawsuit against Weinstein, quickly took issue with Affleck's statement. "You lie," she tweeted among a series of posts that took aim at the “A-list golden boys" of Hollywood who, she claims, have long kept quiet about Weinstein's alleged transgressions.

Other users on Twitter echoed McGowan's sentiments and one recalled Burton's 2003 on-camera interview with Affleck. "He also grabbed Hilarie Burton's breasts on TRL once. Everyone forgot though," read the tweet. The post prompted a reply from the former One Tree Hill star and MTV VJ.

"I didn't forget," Burton wrote.

When the fan told her, "I’m so sorry that happened to you," Burton replied, "Seriously, thank you for that. I was a kid."

The actress, who is currently starring on Fox's Lethal Weapon reboot and expecting her second child with The Walking Dead star Jeffrey Dean Morgan, then shared a video of her discussing the alleged groping on TRL: Uncensored amid a compilation on show outtakes. (The video was pulled shortly after this story published.)

In the footage, a young Burton is seen laughing about the incident as she recalls how the A-list movie star came over during an interview and "tweaked" her breast. A clip of their sit-down shows Affleck telling her, "It's so nice to see you!" and walking over to give her a hug. "And he wraps his arm around me and comes over and tweaks my left boob!" she recalls. Later, Affleck asks Burton, "What are you, 19?"

The flashback footage is followed by Burton, who is now 35 and 10 years younger than Affleck, shrugging it off to the camera: "Some girls like a good tweakage here and there, I'd rather have a high-five."
More on the Harvey Weinstein scandal that continues to rock Hollywood:

Yahoo!: How the Harvey Weinstein scandal has become a nightmare for Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

The New York Times: Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades

The New Yorker: From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories

Daily Mail: Trump's Justice Department moves on Harvey Weinstein and orders FBI to open probe over fears he will 'do a Polanski'

The Daily Caller: Old Jimmy Kimmel Clip Shows Him Telling Woman ‘Put Your Mouth On It’

Fox News: Cara Delevingne: Harvey Weinstein wanted a three-way in hotel room, tried to kiss me

Vanity Fair: What Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and More Are Saying About Harvey Weinstein

New York Post: NYPD is on the hunt for evidence against Weinstein

Mediaite: Ronan Farrow to Maddow: Ask NBC Execs Why They Passed on Weinstein Story
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Oculus Rift Price Drop and $199 Oculus Go Announced
Oct 11, 2017 - 4:02 PM - by Emabulator

Game Informer has the story.

Today at the Oculus Connect event, Oculus VR (owned by Facebook) announced a new price drop for the Rift VR headset as well as another, cheaper way to get into VR.

The Rift headset is now available for $399 (including the headset, two sensors and Touch controllers, and a handful of games), and if you're looking for a less-expensive VR option, the company also announced Oculus Go for $199.

Oculus Go is a standalone VR headset that doesn't require a PC to run and which comes with a single palm controller that's different than the Touch controller.
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Eurogamer: One month on, Destiny 2's end-game needs tuning
Oct 11, 2017 - 3:49 PM - by Emabulator

Tom Phillips from Eurogamer has posted an opinion piece on Destiny 2's end-game.

After a month of play, the Destiny community is picking apart Destiny 2's endgame - with mixed results.

There are two major bugbears at present - the game's focus on tokens as a means of ranking up and collecting loot, and the shift away from endgame multiplayer activities factoring in and increasing your power level.

Destiny 2's reputation rank-up system is based around tokens. Every vendor in the game, from the gunsmith to the raid loot seller, requires you plug in tokens gained from completing activities in order to make progress.

Loot still drops during activities, but in seemingly smaller amounts. For reliable drops, you need to head back to the specific vendor, trade in your tokens for reputation and hope you rank up.

It's frustrating there's no way of knowing exactly when you are eligible to rank up while playing Crucible, or when zooming around one of the game's planets nabbing the tokens for that destination's own vendor.

But perhaps more of an issue is how this constant focus on tokens changes the game's feel. It was summed up well last night in a tweet from top Destiny streamer Gothalion, one of the game's most visible community members:

Destiny is a game about shooting aliens with friends until your foes' heads pop off and engrams fountain out all over the floor. The rush of hoovering up your hard-earned gains is dulled when you find you've earned... just more tokens.

Why are people upset now? Well, the token system has come under increased scrutiny this week with yesterday's return of competitive multiplayer event Iron Banner. Previously, Iron Banner featured bounties and ranks and guaranteed items for hitting certain targets, as well as items to buy once you had got there.

Now, like everything else in Destiny 2, Iron Banner simply uses tokens. Players are upset that this special part of the game now feels exactly like the regular Crucible instead, and I agree.
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Respawn Entertainment is Making a Super Secret VR Game With Oculus
Oct 11, 2017 - 3:28 PM - by Emabulator

Respawn Entertainment has announced that it is making a "super secret" VR game with Oculus.

Holy smokes, I’m just gonna cut to the chase: we’re making a super secret game with Oculus.

While the game remains secret (spoiler: it’s not Titanfall or Star Wars™), our relationship with Oculus is now out in the open. We couldn’t be happier to have such a great partner, and to be building our game on such an amazing platform as the Rift.

There are so many cool parts to making a game in VR, but perhaps the most intense one is emotion. While you know you’re wearing a headset, your brain processes VR on an emotional level. Though you’re in a simulation, you feel like you’re there. It’s all kinds of awesome.

So as a developer, game assets you’ve seen a hundred times on a monitor suddenly become real when you put the headset on. The sense of scale, the sense of presence, there’s nothing else like it. It’s the difference between using your mouse to rotate an object in an editor and walking around it in real life. It is a true privilege to build a game in this kind of immersive world.

Want to see what we’re doing? Join Respawn’s early-access program by clicking here! We’re a growing studio, hiring across multiple disciplines and games. So if you like giant robots, the Force, secret projects, or just want to work at the world’s greatest studio, apply today.

We need to go dark again, but we can’t wait to tell you more about our game.

Peter Hirschmann
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Reaches 2 Million Concurrent Players on Steam
Oct 11, 2017 - 3:16 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds continues to grow, toppling milestone after milestone. It's left Dota 2--and everything else on Steam--in the dust in terms of players, and today it became the first game ever to top 2 million concurrent players on the platform.

Steam's stats page highlights both the current number of players online in a game at any time, as well as its daily peak. Since it first surpassed Dota 2 back in August, PUBG has gone on to break the all-time Steam record for concurrent players. 2 million looked likely recently, and now that record now stands at 2,016,498, as of this writing--though you can probably assume that won't last for long. The figure has increased several times just in the course of this story being written. According to SteamDB's unofficial figures, PUBG sales stand at about 15.6 million copies.
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Valve Updates Counter-Strike: GO Map 'Dust II'
Oct 11, 2017 - 2:49 PM - by Emabulator

Valve has announced an update to the Counter-Strike: GO map Dust II, which is currently in beta.

Perhaps the quintessential CS:GO map, Dust II has been a classic since its original release. The map captures the essence of CS and in this new release we wanted to honor its pure form while buffing away the jagged edges. Our goals for the map updates were:
- Improve player readability throughout the map
- Refine movement around the world including cover
- Upgrade the visuals to be in line with modern maps
Dust II is now available in the beta branch and we are looking forward to your feedback. (Learn about opting into CS:GO beta here.) Below you’ll find a few highlights of what has changed. Feel free to use the sliders to track the differences.
Read on for details.
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Grim Dawn Ashes of Malmouth Expansion Released
Oct 11, 2017 - 1:00 PM - by DeadPixel

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Ashes of Malmouth expansion for the 2016 ARPG Grim Dawn has been released on Steam
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Overwatch Halloween Terror 2017 Trailer
Oct 11, 2017 - 9:56 AM - by Evil Avatar

The fright for the future returns: http://blizz.ly/OHT2017

This Halloween, explore the haunted streets of Eichenwalde and Hollywood, expand your collection of spooky seasonal cosmetics, and team up to fight the forces of evil once more in not one, but two Junkenstein’s Revenge-themed brawls! We’re also re-opening our crypt so players can unlock their favorite Halloween-themed items from last year along with over 50 new tantalizing treats, including legendary skins like Corsair Ana, Van Helsing McCree, Dragon Symmetra, Cultist Zenyatta, and more.

It’s time to face the night, heroes—gather your friends, and revel in wicked delight!
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Assassin’s Creed Origins Season Pass and Details
Oct 11, 2017 - 9:52 AM - by Evil Avatar

The launch of Assassin’s Creed Origins on October 27 will be just the beginning for players who dive into the vast and mysterious open world of Ancient Egypt. From expansions for Season Pass holders to free modes and more for all players, there will be plenty of new adventures that will, in the words of Game Director Ashraf Ismail, “allow players to continue progressing and levelling up their characters in the long run.” Get a glimpse of what’s in store in the trailer below, then read on for details.

Season Pass

• The Hidden Ones (DLC 1) – This expansion takes place years after the events of Assassin’s Creed Origins in a new region occupied by a Roman force. Bayek and the new Assassins will clash with the Romans as the Brotherhood continues to grow, and players will have a new level cap. Slated for release in January 2018.

• The Curse of the Pharaohs (DLC 2) – The second expansion focuses on Egyptian mythology, pitting players against undead pharaohs and famed Egyptian monsters. Bayek will need to explore a mystical new realm and discover the root of the curse that has brought these creatures to life. This expansion will also raise the level cap again and introduce new skills for Bayek. Scheduled for a March 2018 launch.

• The Roman Centurion and Horus packs – These exclusive item packs will grant Season Pass holders a new outfit, weapons, shield, and mount when they become available in November of this year.

• 500 Helix Credits and an exclusive rare weapon, the Calamity Blade – Both available at launch.

To gain access to all of the above, players will need to own the Season Pass, which is included in Assassin’s Creed Origins Gold Edition and is also available for purchase separately.
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Vortx 4D Environmental Simulator
Oct 11, 2017 - 6:40 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

Via Geeky Gadgets
Whirlwind FX has created a new immersive 4D environmental simulator effects system called the Vortx which is capable of allowing users to feel on-screen effects such as fire or wind to enhance your immersive gaming, VR or video experience further.

Driven by a patented Environmental Experience (EX) algorithm, Vortx recognises and responds to on-screen elements in real-time to replicate events such as airflow and temperature changes. No developers or coding needed. Watch the video below to learn more about the interesting effects system...
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Free Ghost Recon: Wildlands PvP Mode 'Ghost War' Out Today
Oct 10, 2017 - 1:30 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

Following a server maintenance period, a new update will be released today for Ghost Recon: Wildlands on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. In addition to some bug fixes and improvements, it introduces Ghost War, the new competitive multiplayer mode that's available for free to all players. [Update: Due to a bug, Ghost War will not go live on PC until Thursday, October 12.]

Update 8 arrives today on all platforms; PC maintenance has ended, with Xbox One and PS4 downtime wrapping up in the next few hours. Steam users will receive a 4.7 GB download, while those on Uplay will receive a larger, 9.5 GB one. Depending on the latest version you have installed on consoles, the patch may be as large as 11 GB. If you're playing when it's released, an in-game notification will let you know to restart the game so that it can be downloaded and installed.

We already know what to expect from Ghost War, which Ubisoft conducted a beta test for recently. It's a 4v4 Team Deathmatch-style experience where you can revive teammates, with support for eight maps and 12 classes at launch. Matches are best-of-three affairs with 10-minute rounds. Ubisoft has promised "regular updates and new content" that will bring additional modes, maps, and classes.
Read on for the patch notes.
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