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nVidia Bundling Paragon With Select Cards
Aug 25, 2016 - 7:20 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

Paragon is the latest game out of Epic games. The Free-to-Play MOBA is set to release later this year and runs on Epic’s own Unreal Engine 4. NVIDIA’s newest bundle, starting today, includes a number of perks. These perks include both cosmetic and gameplay related benefits that NVIDIA values at $115. Included with the bundle is 1000 Paragon coins, which is in game currency usable to buy Master challenges, skins, and bosts. Two skins, one Snakebite Murdock Skin and one War Chief Grux Skin, are included. Last on the list, are Seven Master Hero Challenges which each include a Challenge skin for their character that bestows additional XP rewards form levels one through five and provides additional rewards form levels six through ten, after which the Master Skin and title of Master will be unlocked. The Paragon Game Ready Pack will run for a relatively short period of time, from now until September 19, 2016.
Via AnandTech
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Virginia Releases on September 22
Aug 25, 2016 - 7:13 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

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Virginia is a single-player first-person thriller set in a small town with a secret.

Experience a missing person investigation through the eyes of graduate FBI agent Anne Tarver.

1992. George H. W. Bush and Boris Yeltsin officially put an end to the Cold War. Barcelona held the Summer Olympic Games. The Tonight Show aired its last show with Johnny Carson... and Lucas Fairfax disappeared from his bedroom in Kingdom, Virginia.

Experience a missing person investigation through the eyes of graduate FBI agent Anne Tarver.

Together with your partner, seasoned investigator Maria Halperin, you’ll take a trip to idyllic Burgess County and the secluded town of Kingdom, Virginia, where a young boy has vanished and nobody seems to know why.

Before long Anne will find herself negotiating competing interests, uncovering hidden agendas and testing the patience of a community unaccustomed to uninvited scrutiny.

As your investigation takes a turn for the sinister, and the list of suspects grows ever larger and stranger, you will make decisions which irrevocably shape the course of Anne’s and agent Halperin’s lives.

  • Cinematic editing that immerses players in a story told in the style of film and TV
  • A dreamlike journey punctuated by intense drama and populated by a memorable cast of curious characters
  • A stirring soundtrack created by composer Lyndon Holland and recorded live by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra at the renowned Smecky Studio (Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive)
  • An original detective noir story in the tradition of Twin Peaks, Fargo and True Detective
  • A striking, painterly art style, steeped in the magic of small town America and the vibrant Virginia countryside.

Official Site
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Zoe "I Need A Safe Space" Quinn is Working on a New Game
Aug 25, 2016 - 6:58 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

Who would've thought that erotic ebook king Chuck Tingle's friendship with Zoe Quinn would blossom into a fully fledged video game? But it's happening, and it sounds like it'll be an erotic experience.

Tingle and Quinn began corresponding after he tapped her to attend the Hugo Awards in his stead. The author of such classics as Pounded in the Butt by My Own Butt and Pounded by the Pound was nominated by trolls, who he immediately out-trolled with the help of Quinn.

The two have joined forces for something even better and more fulfilling than shutting down the haters: a full motion video game.
Via The Daily Dot
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nVidia Starts Indie Spotlight Program
Aug 25, 2016 - 6:50 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

For over 20 years, NVIDIA has been at the forefront of building advanced GPU and gaming technologies for game developers. We’re as passionate about building technology as we are about helping game developers deliver their creative vision. Most recently, these technologies have been delivered as part of the NVIDIA® GameWorks™ program, where developers can get free access to some of the most advanced graphics and simulation technologies.

It’s a great time to be a gamer, and an even better time to be an indie game developer. It’s never been easier for you to build the game of your dreams, and there are more games than ever for gamers to play. But this also means that it has become increasingly difficult for gamers to find your game.

That’s where the NVIDIA® Indie Spotlight™ Program comes in. We’ll leverage our GeForce® community to tell them about your great game. All upside. No catch.
Via nVidia
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Xbox Scorpio Games Lineup "Shaping Up Very Well," Spencer Says #XboxScorpio
Aug 24, 2016 - 5:09 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

The games lineup for Microsoft's Project Scorpio console is "shaping up very well," according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer. A fan on Twitter today asked if Spencer had a specific launch lineup in mind for the console and if there was any chance a Halo game would be part of it.

Spencer didn't give anything away, but spoke generally about how things are coming along.

"Portfolio is shaping up very well. It's great that teams are getting up to speed with 4K gaming now on PC to prepare for Scorpio," he said.

The Xbox One and Xbox One S games and accessories you own today will work on the Scorpio console. However, if you want to make the most of it, you'll want a 4K TV, as Spencer alluded to.

The Scorpio is the "most powerful console ever made," featuring six teraflops of performance. Microsoft hasn't released any footage of games running on Scorpio, so we don't yet know how much of an improvement over existing hardware it will be. The console will also support virtual reality.

Scorpio is scheduled to launch in holiday 2017. Pricing has not been announced, but Microsoft has referred to the system as a "premium" product, so you can expect it won't be cheap.
Also see: "GoldenEye has always been a rights issue, not a 'getting code to run' issue," says Spencer.
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EA and DICE Announce Battlefield 1 Premium Pass #Battlefield1
Aug 24, 2016 - 4:10 PM - by Emabulator

EA and DICE have announced the Premium Pass for Battlefield 1.

DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) studio, today announced Battlefield™ 1 Premium Pass*, a membership program delivering new content and early access to Battlefield 1 fans in four upcoming themed digital expansion packs. Battlefield 1 Premium Pass members will be granted two-week early access to each pack, starting with Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass in March 2017 that will bring the French army into the battle in multiplayer.

Expand the theatre of all-out war with more frontlines in Battlefield 1 Premium Pass containing:
  • 4 upcoming digital expansion packs, including:
    • Two-week early access to each expansion pack
    • Play as new armies including France in Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass, and the Russian Empire in an upcoming expansion pack
    • 16 new multiplayer maps
    • New Operations and game modes for more ways to play
    • New Elite classes
    • 20 new weapons
    • New vehicles
  • 14 Battlefield 1 Battlepacks containing stand-out weapon skins, delivered monthly from November 2016
  • 14 unique dog tags distributed over the course of the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass period
Check www.battlefield.com/games/battlefield-1/premium often for details and release dates for each expansion pack.

Experience the dawn of all-out war and discover a new world of war on an unmatched epic scale in Battlefield 1, full of a variety of new gameplay opportunities for the players. DICE has set out to build the most immersive and dynamic Battlefield game ever, continuing to improve their dynamic multiplayer sandbox through ever-changing environments with intuitive destruction and dynamic weather.

Operations introduces a completely new way to play multiplayer. In Battlefield 1 you will play a series of interconnected battles across multiple fronts. Play a sequence of battles where your actions have consequences beyond a single match, as you try to conquer territory or push back your attackers.

Battlefield 1 launches on October 21, 2016 worldwide on Xbox One, Origin for PC and PlayStation®4. Players who pre-order the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition can start playing on October 18
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Titanfall 2 Multiplayer Technical Test and Player Feedback Blog #Titanfall2
Aug 24, 2016 - 3:11 PM - by Emabulator

Respawn Entertainment has put together a Blog post on player feedback and changes being made to Titanfall 2 after completing the first multiplayer technical test.

Pilot Mobility

Many players are wondering why we changed the mobility from Titanfall 1. We identified two major issues we wanted to solve in Titanfall 2. The first is that a lack of player predictability would often cause players to be shot from the back or sides. While flanking is an important part of gameplay death often felt random instead of skillful. The second issue is that close range firefights were overly chaotic due to erratic player movement. So, changes to pilot mobility stemmed from a desire to improve our gunplay, and not a desire to slow down movement.

We’ll be tuning air speed and wall-running speed to be faster.

While investigating this point, we discovered some unintended side effects that were causing players to lose momentum while wallrunning.

Players should once again accumulate and retain more speed when chaining wallruns.

Additionally, we’re testing scaling back some of the dampening factors that were limiting bunny-hopping as we don’t want these restrictions to impact normal traversal.
Read on.
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Step into The Disappointments Room with Kate Beckinsdale
Aug 24, 2016 - 2:38 PM - by Evil Avatar

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Hoping to repair their failing marriage, Dana (Beckinsale) and Dave move, with their son Jeremy, into a dilapidated country manor near an aging Eastern seaboard town. In the course of renovating their new home, Dana discovers a small locked door in the corner of the attic that hadn’t appeared in the house’s blueprints. The ghost of a young girl appears and beckons her to open the door. But the spirits of those who protect the room’s terrifying secret return to make sure that the room remains closed forever.
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Bethesda Plays Fallout 4 - Nuka-World DLC #Fallout4
Aug 24, 2016 - 1:46 PM - by Evil Avatar

Click on the Headline for an Hour of Gameplay Footage.
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Sci Fi Horror film Morgan reveals new Beautiful Baby Clip
Aug 24, 2016 - 1:41 PM - by Evil Avatar

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A corporate troubleshooter (Kate Mara) is sent to a remote, top-secret location, where she is to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident. She learns the event was triggered by a seemingly innocent “human,” who presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger.

In Theaters - September 2, 2016
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Abattoir Trailer Builds a House of Death #Abattoir
Aug 24, 2016 - 1:19 PM - by Evil Avatar

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From the director of Saw 2, 3 and 4 and Repo! The Genetic Opera, Abattoir asks: how do you build a haunted house?

Jessica Lowndes (90210), Joe Anderson (Hannibal), Lin Shaye (Insidious) and Dayton Callie (Sons Of Anarchy) star in the new horror from Darren Lynn Bousman, in which a reporter and a detective investigate the mystery of why crime scenes are being removed from buildings where terrible murders have taken place. The answers will take them to the heart of human darkness and hell itself…

Abattoir is having its European Premiere at FrightFest, London this weekend and is available on DVD and Digital Download on September 19th.
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Justice League Dark Movie in Development #JusticeLeagueDark
Aug 24, 2016 - 12:31 PM - by Evil Avatar

Variety is reporting that Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) is set to direct another Warner Bros. DC Universe ensemble movie based around the Justice League Dark characters.

Doug Liman is set to direct the Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment adaptation of “Dark Universe” — a.k.a., “Justice League Dark.”

Scott Rudin is producing. Michael Gilio is writing the script.

Warner Bros. had no comment.

Sources also added that Liman has left the Channing Tatum “Gambit” which insiders say is a mutual split between the studio and Liman.

While plot details are being kept under wraps, the story revolves around a dark Justice League team that consists of John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna and Etrigan the Demon.

The film is an ensemble focused which speaks to one of his early hits “Go”, which dealt with a similar ensemble. The film will play a major role in the new D.C. Cinematic Universe.
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Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Teaser
Aug 24, 2016 - 12:22 PM - by Evil Avatar

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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency premieres October 22 at 9/8c on BBC America.
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Pure Evil - Now Reading Certain Dark Things
Aug 24, 2016 - 12:10 PM - by Evil Avatar

Moving away from a re-read of Stephen King's Gunslinger novels, I requested an ARC of Sylvia Moreno-Garcia's vampire novel, Certain Dark Things. The novel comes out on October 25th, I'll have a mini-review up soon.

Set in the dark underworld of Mexico City, Moreno-Garcia spins a fast paced story based on Latin American myth about a dark vampire drug war.

Welcome to Mexico City, an oasis in a sea of vampires. Here in the city, heavily policed to keep the creatures of the night at bay, Domingo is another trash-picking street kid, just hoping to make enough to survive. Then he meets Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers running from a rival band of vampires, and is smitten. But Atl’s problems in a deeply rooted family drug war have come to seek their revenge. When they start to raise the body count in the city, it attracts the attention of police officers, local crime bosses, and the vampire community.

As the stakes get higher and the vampires more dangerous, this unusual story will keep you flipping pages until the sun rises.

Certain Dark Things combines elements of Latin American mythology with a literary voice that leads readers on an exhilarating and fast-paced journey.

In 2015, Silvia Moreno-Garcia's debut, Signal to Noise, was named on seven year’s best lists including RT, BookRiot, Buzzfeed, io9, Vice, and Tor.com. Certain Dark Things was also listed on B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog as one of 42 books they can’t wait to read in 2016 and on io9 as one of 40 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Will Rock Your World In 2016!
Sounds like a good one, I love the setting.
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September Games with Gold Announced #XboxOne #Xbox360
Aug 24, 2016 - 11:20 AM - by Evil Avatar

Click on the Headline for the Announcement Trailer.

Magic, Stealth, Free Running: September’s Games with Gold Has it All

Games with Gold has four new titles for you to add to your game library for September. As with last month, Xbox One will get two dedicated titles, and two Xbox 360 titles, as well, through Xbox One Backward Compatibility, for a total of four completely free titles thanks to Games with Gold.

For Xbox One, September brings two exciting titles to Games with Gold with the much-anticipated launch title Earthlock: Festival of Magic and the stylish Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China. On the Xbox 360 (and Xbox One through Backward Compatibility), Xbox Live Gold members start the month with the critically-acclaimed Forza Horizon, and then follow that with the visually stunning Mirror’s Edge.

As usual, all games are available only for a limited time, as part of the ongoing Games with Gold program, so sign up now to get in on the action!

Earthlock: Festival of Magic ($29.99): Available from September 1-30 on Xbox One

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China ($9.99): Available from September 16- October 15 on Xbox One

Forza Horizon ($19.99): Available from September 1-15 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One

Mirror’s Edge ($14.99): Available from September 16-30 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One

On September 1, we have a brand-new, very cool ID@Xbox title launching into the program. The world of Umbra has stopped spinning, and as Amon, it’s up to you to save it in the RPG Earthlock: Festival of Magic. Bring Amon and his team through the harsh, beautiful Umbra landscape and fight off monsters of all kinds in this modern turn-based role-playing battle system.

Then on September 16, see the Assassin’s Creed world from a new perspective with Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China. A new take on the stealth action series, the Chronicles games bring new assassins to the fore with a 2.5D stealth platformer that offers the classic feel of the series with a unique twist. Help Shao Jun avenge the loss of her brotherhood and bring down your enemies with power and grace.

On Xbox 360 (and Xbox One via backward compatibility), start the month off by jumping behind the wheel in the dynamic, open-road street racer Forza Horizon. Set in Colorado, Forza Horizon is an open-world racing game that will let you rise to the top of driver rankings via official races or earn points for destroying road signs, catching air, or drifting. With over 300 cars to unlock and an open-world full of challenges, this a perfect way to hold you over before the visually jaw-dropping Forza Horizon 3 gets released! Plus, backward compatible racing titles now support Xbox One wheels, including Forza Horizon!

Last by not least, on September 16 comes Mirror’s Edge. In an oppressive city, clandestine messages and deliveries make their way around via Runners, jumping, climbing, and dashing across rooftops. Play as Faith in the original first-person free-running action game, fighting and outrunning a powerful regime that is not afraid to use deadly force. Experience the breathtaking sights and sounds and always land on your feet.

As always, Games with Gold is here to give you a mix of brand-new releases, incredible classics, and guaranteed fun. Check out the full details on our Games with Gold program, and make sure you get in on the action while you can!
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Rings Announcement Trailer #Rings
Aug 24, 2016 - 8:27 AM - by Evil Avatar

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A new chapter in the beloved RING horror franchise. A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a “movie within the movie” that no one has ever seen before…

Watch the new official movie trailer for Rings! Coming to theatres October 28, 2016.
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Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel DLC Announcement Trailer #DarkSouls3
Aug 24, 2016 - 8:25 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Ashen Ones… Enter this new world covered by snow and defeat the evil that has defiled this land. Grab ahold of the new armor sets, weapons, and magic that are available in Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel to aid you in discovering the new location. For the veterans of Dark Souls PVP, explore the new features and test your meddle with your fellow players.

Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel will be available on October 25th, 2016 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam. Click the link for more info: www.darksouls3.com/preorder
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Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk Gave POTUS Obama a Copy of The Witcher
Aug 24, 2016 - 7:15 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

The popular role-playing game series "The Witcher" is beloved in Poland — so much so that back in 2011, the country's prime minister at the time, Donald Tusk, presented Obama with the collector's edition of "The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings" to commemorate his visit.

President Obama visited Poland again in June 2014 and had kind words to say about the game:

The last time I was here, Donald [Tusk] gave me a gift, the video game developed here in Poland that's won fans the world over, "The Witcher." I confess, I'm not very good at video games, but I've been told that it is a great example of Poland's place in the new global economy. And it's a tribute to the talents and work ethic of the Polish people as well as the wise stewardship of Polish leaders like Prime Minister Tusk.
Via Business Insider

Too bad he didn't take some time off from the golf course to actually play the game!
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4205 Cast - No Man's Hype
Aug 23, 2016 - 5:23 PM - by 4205 Cast

This episode, Andre brings down the sky, Theo goes on a stealth mission, Chris grinds for resources and Joe drowns in red liquid. We're coming at you live, though you'll hear us on tape delay, The Kings are back on EvilAvatar with the thirty-first episode of the 4205 Cast podcast and this week The Kings discuss media hype.

This week on the 4205 Cast - No Man's Hype

Big name release No Man's Sky hops to the forefront this week, as the discussion turns toward titles that received more than their fair share of pre-release (over)hype. This time, as we're sure most would agree, it has not worked out well for this specific title, but how often has it worked for other titles? Take a listen and find out!
Like the show? Check out the 4205 Cast on SoundCloud, Stitcher, and iTunes for all the back episodes you've missed, then check out the Kings on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
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Total War: Warhammer - Grim & The Grave DLC and Update Revealed, Trailer #Warhammer
Aug 23, 2016 - 3:44 PM - by Emabulator

The Grim & The Grave brings unholy rivalry to Total War: Warhammer
  • Two new Legendary Lords…
  • …with new quest chains, magic items and skill trees
  • Two new additional Lord types
  • Five all-new battlefield units plus variants
  • 18 elite Regiments of Renown
  • Free Legendary Lord and five new battle maps for all players
Following the best-selling Call of the Beastmen, the first Lord Pack for Total War: WARHAMMER introduces two new Legendary Lords from Warhammer Fantasy Battles – Volkmar the Grim for the Empire, and Helman Ghorst for the Vampire Counts. Alongside this, The Grim & The Grave also adds two new lord types to the game with the Vampire Counts receiving the fearsome Strigoi Ghoul King, and the Arch Lector, mightiest of all warrior priests, joining the Empire.

In addition, both the Empire and Vampire Counts unit rosters are being expanded with two brand new units each. The Knights of the Blazing Sun, the zealous Flagellants and versatile Free Company Militia join the ranks of the Empire, while the vampire counts will see their undead hordes imbued with dark magic by the gruesome Corpse Cart and volatile Mortis Engine. The rosters of both factions are also further expanded by the addition of Regiments of Renown, unique unit variants with special traits and abilities, whose prowess in battle have immortalized them in the annals of the Old World.

As part of Total War: WARHAMMER’s ongoing free content program, an update released alongside The Grim and The Grave will introduce a number of unique new battle maps and Vlad von Carstein as a free legendary lord for all players. The first – and arguably greatest – of the Vampire Counts is a nigh-unrivalled practitioner of the Lore of Vampires, granting Vanguard Deployment to all units under his command, whose thirst for the throne of the Empire rivals even that of Mannfred himself.
Click on the headline for the trailer.
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Paragon New Hero Revealed - Narbash #Paragon
Aug 23, 2016 - 11:59 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Get the party started with the latest Hero to join Paragon: Narbash!

Epic Games has unleashed, Narbash, the latest Hero for its free-to-play PC and PlayStation 4 MOBA, Paragon! Get acquainted with Narbash with this reveal video and see his abilities in action here.

Narbash is a beast who bangs on the drum all day, a Support Caster who specializes in crowd control and buffing his team as he charges into the fight. His Thunk ability allows him to lock down a singular target with a stun. His March ability provides him with a movement speed aura, which can be devastating when combined with the Health Regeneration aura provided by his Song of My People ability. Narbash causes a ruckus with his ultimate Crash Bang Boom, slowing enemies in an AoE, then finishing his performance with a knockup.

Paragon is now free to play in open beta on PC and PlayStation 4, and Heroes are always free, and players can jump in and play as Narbash right now.
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Narcos #WhoKilledPablo Season 2 Trailer
Aug 23, 2016 - 11:55 AM - by Evil Avatar

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The DEA. Search Bloc. The Cali Cartel. Los Pepes. Now that Pablo was out of prison, everyone wanted payback. But the question remains, #WhoKilledPablo?

Narcos Season 2 will binge on Netflix on September 2nd.
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Adam West Returns in the Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Trailer
Aug 23, 2016 - 11:38 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment take Batman fans on a journey into the iconic past with the full-length animated Batman feature film – Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. The film features the vocal performances of Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin) and Julie Newmar (Catwoman). Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will be available November 1, 2016 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD. Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders will be available to own on Digital HD starting October 11, 2016.
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PlayStation Now for PC, DualShock 4 Wireless USB Adapter Announced #PSNow #Sony
Aug 23, 2016 - 11:36 AM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

The video game streaming service PlayStation Now is coming to PC, Sony announced today. Also revealed was a DualShock 4 wireless USB adapter, which can be used to connect your PS4 controller to your PC wirelessly for PS Now and Remote Play functionality.

The streaming service comes to PC in the UK first and then North America shortly after. The PC app will be available on the PlayStation now website once it launches in your region. PS Now on PC requires the use of a DualShock 4. You can currently connect the controller to your PC via Bluetooth or USB cable. If you want to connect a DualShock 4 to your PC wirelessly via USB, you'll have to wait a bit. The adapter launches in early September at a suggested retail price of $25 and is compatible with PC and Mac. It can be used for PS4 Remote Play, in addition to PS Now.

Despite the controller requirement, head of PlayStation Network Eric Lempel says you won't need to own a PlayStation console. Additionally, if you already have a PlayStation Now subscription, you'll be able to use it on PC and play wherever you like.
Read on.
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Outward - PAX West Trailer #Outward #RPG
Aug 23, 2016 - 11:23 AM - by Emabulator

We are not the children of gods. We are not heroes delivered by fate. We are simply the people who chose to break the constraints of mundanity, to explore the lands ahead and the caverns below, to rise above fear and venture outward.

Coming to PC and console (date TBA) from Nine Dots Studio, Outward blends fantasy and survival elements to create an open-world RPG of hard-won battles and lasting consequences. Journey across Aurai as one of four factions, each with its own story and ideology, and overcome hardship to earn your place in history.

Factors such as food, water, and sleep are merely the beginning. Constant auto-saving ensures that your actions have repercussions, while no level-scaling means you must be ready for the challenges ahead. Outward seeks to rethink the conventions of the genre, from how the environment impacts your use of armor (plate armor in the desert is a bad idea), to ritualistic magic requiring preparation to wield, and even how your inventory bag affects maneuverability.

You don’t have to travel alone though. When beginning a new campaign with a friend, Outward’s two-player co-op puts both players at the heart of the story. Outward even features the option for split-screen play both locally and online--for when you want the couch co-op experience sans couch.
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Sleeping Dogs Dev Announces Smash and Grab
Aug 23, 2016 - 11:14 AM - by Evil Avatar

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United Front Games Unveils Smash + Grab

United Front Games announces a bold new vision for 3v3 competitive gang warfare on PC: Set in a dystopian future, Smash + Grab is an illicit underground competition where rival gangs compete for loot, weapons, and infamy.

Each team will need to grapple, shoot, and smash their way to victory by collecting $50k in goods from locked-down, high-end shopping districts – or from the opposing team! In rapid-fire, 15-minute matches, players raid increasingly larger stores, mod lethal new weapons like chain-saw-shovels and poison-crossbows, and afterward, level up with new perks and clothing.

In addition to unique combat moves, special abilities, clothing, and perks for each leader, Smash + Grab lets you customize your gang’s loadout. First, choose a lieutenant – each with their own upgradeable look and perks – and then pick the class for the rest of your five-person gang. Once you’ve readied up, victory can be yours through clever teamwork and smart tactical plays– with a couple of insidious ambushes and old-school beatdowns thrown in for good measure.

Stephen Van Der Mescht, CEO of United Front Games, says, “Smash + Grab combines our love of competitive online games with our expertise in action mechanics and hand-to-hand combat, sharpened during our development of Sleeping Dogs. The playtesting rivalries got pretty intense in the studio during development, and we hope to see the same reaction on a bigger scale with Smash + Grab’s Early Access launch.”

Designed to be instantly fun and rewarding as a ‘pick up and play’ online experience, Smash + Grab’s Early Access release will be fully featured and include an offline practice mode alongside the initial two multiplayer modes and maps. In addition to utilizing Early Access for its powerful community-feedback approach, United Front Games are readying all-new content such as leaders, weapons, vanity items, and entirely new maps and modes.

Find out more about Smash + Grab at playsmashandgrab.com and make sure to sign up for your chance to be in the upcoming Beta!
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EA Sports Madden NFL 17 Released #Madden17 #NFL
Aug 23, 2016 - 10:53 AM - by Emabulator

EA Sports has announced the release of Madden NFL 17 for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.

New players and returning vets alike will find something to love about Madden NFL 17. Automatic skill moves for runners on lower difficulty levels open up the opportunity for amazing plays in every game, while new skill moves and animations will give veteran players a way to set themselves apart from the competition. Franchise players looking to quickly advance through a season can take advantage of Play the Moments - the fastest way to play Madden NFL 17- to jump into the game at key third downs, game-winning drives and more. Would-be GMs can utilize new Big Decisions to manage every facet of their team in the quickest and most convenient way ever. No matter your play style or favored game mode, this year you have the tools to take your team all the way.
Click on the headline for the press release.
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Xbox One Pajamas Embarrass Us All #Xbone #XboxOne
Aug 23, 2016 - 8:58 AM - by screwyluie

"Not just your standard onesie."
Xbox Australia has unveiled its first foray into fashion design with what it dubs the Xbox Onesie. The item of clothing is "not just your standard onesie." It is made in a black or white colour scheme, and includes the following features:
  • Enlarged pockets to fit an Xbox Controller and Media Remotes
  • Arm pouch for a mobile phone
  • Roll-able leg and arm sleeves
  • Forearm grips to prevent slipping
  • Extra-large hood to accommodate headsets
  • Customised Gamertag embroidery
Visit Gamespot for more images.
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Video Games at the Olympics?!
Aug 22, 2016 - 8:07 PM - by Terran

Do gamers want video games at the Olympics?

Should video games, or eSports, be in the Olympics?

"That's always a big question," says Daniel Lee, a video game analyst with the Super Smash Brothers community. "You know, most Olympic events are physical sports and that's always been a point of contention, whether video game competitions are sports. But I do believe that there's a lot of thought and a lot of decision-making and a lot of smarts that go into it."

Lee believes the competitions are worthy of being in the Olympics. A big point is just how much skill goes into playing the games at a high level.

"For certain games there's a metric called APM, short for actions per minute, and some of the more complicated games actually require people to go to upwards of 300 to 400 actions per minute," Lee says. "So it's quite demanding on your wrists and hands."
The IOC approved five new sports for the 2020 Olympics. How about video games?

Not sure about that myself. Just glad to get to bed earlier now that the Olympics are over!
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The King of Fighters XIV Reviews #KOFXIV #KOF14
Aug 22, 2016 - 6:29 PM - by Emabulator

GamesRadar - 4.5/5

Sure, there will be plenty of people who take one look at The King of Fighters 14 and dismiss it for its less-than-perfect visuals. But if you'll pardon the pun, gameplay is king, and KOF 14 delivers some of the most refined one-on-one fighting around. It hits all the right notes with its pacing and mechanics, showcases a wide array of charming characters, and shines with presentation that evokes classic SNK. When it comes to fighting games, KOF 14 is the complete package - which is more than can be said for some other fighters at launch.
Pure Evil - 4.5/5

The King of Fighters XIV has made Street Fighter V into its bitch, with more of everything you'd expect from a fighting game. Unless you consider over-priced DLC a good thing, then SFV is still champ.
USgamer - 4/5

With 50 fighters (17 of whom are all-new), 19 stages, and a host of gameplay modes, SNK is coming out swinging with King of Fighters XIV. The roster is diverse and interesting and the game is easy to get into. The game could definitely use a boost in the visual department, as the art style can come across as safe and bland, but the game itself is solid. As the beginning for a whole new era of SNK, King of Fighters XIV is a win.
Destructoid - 8/10

Impressive effort with a few noticeable problems holding it back. Won't astound everyone, but is worth most people's time and cash.
GameSpot - 8/10

With plenty of opportunities available online or off, KOF 14 is a well-executed addition to the revered fighting series. Those disappointed in its new visuals may be unwilling to give it a chance, but if you remain steadfast in parsing through the multiple layers of its mechanics, you'll be rewarded with one of the most accessible, satisfying entries in the series to date.
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Divinity: Original Sin II - Early Access Announcement Trailer #DivinityOriginalSin2
Aug 22, 2016 - 5:49 PM - by Emabulator

Larian Studios has announced that Divinity: Original Sin II is coming to Steam Early Access on September 15th.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 comes to Steam Early Access on September 15th, inviting players to journey through the opening portion of the campaign and prove their skills in the online PvP Arena.

The sequel to Larian Studios' award-winning RPG, Divinity: Original Sin 2 is an entirely new experience built upon the next-gen Divinity Engine with up to four-person multiplayer, cooperative and competitive questing, and new combat mechanics including advanced elemental interactions.

In a world where the Gods are dead, you play a wielder of forbidden magic, quarantined in the prison colony of Fort Joy. The Magisters of the Divine Order want to “cure” you of your powers. But, the Order has secrets of its own. Secrets that threaten everyone. If the world remains godless, chaos will rule. It’s time for a new Divinity.

Define your own path with an extensive roleplaying system inspired by tabletop gaming. Create a custom Origin Story for your character, or choose one of the specially-crafted Origins with unique quest-lines penned collaboratively by Larian Studios’ writers and Chris Avellone.

The world and its inhabitants react and adapt to each player's combination of Origin Story, traits, and deeds, creating an individualized adventure with distinctive interactions and quests, sometimes even forcing players to choose between pursuing their own goals and those of the party.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 will be available on Steam Early Access (Windows) for $44.99 (USD) beginning September 15th.
Click on the headline for the trailer.
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Two New Blair Witch Promos Released #BlairWitch
Aug 22, 2016 - 3:14 PM - by Evil Avatar

Click on the Headline for the Trailers.
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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Season Pass Detailed #DeusEx
Aug 22, 2016 - 2:14 PM - by Evil Avatar

Today, Square Enix and Eidos-Montréal announced the content of the season pass of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the latest instalment in the Deus Ex seires.

The Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Season Pass, which is composed of Narrative DLCs and in-game items, is loaded with content that will help to further flesh out the lore of the Deus Ex Universe. The Season Pass contains:

Story missions

• System Rift – Available this fall.

• A Criminal Past – Available Early 2017

In-Game Items – All available on August 23

• Assault Pack - Prepare to advance and assault the enemy with a custom skinned Battle Rifle, the Chaff Augmentation, one pack of regular Battle Rifle ammo, one pack of armor piercing Battle Rifle ammo, 2 Frag Grenades, and 2 EMP Grenades.

• Tactical Pack - Using distance to your advantage, eliminate your targets silently with a custom skinned Tranquilizer Rifle, the Micro Assembler Augmentation, one pack of tranquilizer ammo, 3 Smoke Grenades, and 2 Gas Grenades.

• 4 Praxis Kits – These additional Praxis Kits will allow you to further develop the augmentations of your choosing, moving you one step closer to unlocking Adam’s full potential.

• 5000 Credits – Bolster your wallet with additional credits, providing you with extra spending money to purchase Praxis Kits, ammo, weapons, or anything else you may find at the shops in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

• 1000 Crafting Parts – Use crafting parts to craft upgrades, such as increased damage and accuracy, for any weapon in your inventory.

• 5 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Breach Booster Packs – Open your booster packs to unlock new weapons and items, Praxis points, premium ammo, and more, helping to augment and enhance your avatar in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Breach.

• 20 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Breach Chipsets – Use your chipsets to acquire exclusive items in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Breach, such as premium Booster Packs and custom weapons.
The Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Season Pass is included in the Digital Deluxe Edition and can also be secured on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and online stores for $29.99. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will launch on August 23rd for PlayStation 4, the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.
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Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Blood Ties DLC Trailer #TombRaider
Aug 22, 2016 - 1:42 PM - by Evil Avatar

Click on the Headline for the Video.

Celebrate “The Year of the Tomb Raider” with New DLC for Rise of the Tomb Raider

This is “The Year of Tomb Raider”, as 2016 marks 20 years since the first Tomb Raider game. The milestone offered the perfect opportunity to build new content celebrating the impact Lara has made on gaming and the entertainment industry. When we first started planning the new downloadable content for the Rise of the Tomb Raider Season Pass our first thought was of Croft Manor, as it’s such an important part of Lara’s heritage.

Players were able to glimpse Lara’s manor during a cinematic in the main campaign, but will now be able to fully explore Lara’s childhood home as part of the new “Blood Ties” DLC, which features over an hour of new story. In it, Lara must reclaim her legacy and prove that she is the rightful heir in the wake of her father’s death. “Blood Ties” also includes “Lara’s Nightmare” mode in which hordes of the undead overrun her childhood home. Test your zombie-killing skills in this replayable mode, featuring a haunted Croft Manor filled with new challenges as you fight to rid the Manor of an evil presence.

And that’s not all – we’ve expanded “Endurance Mode” to include co-op support that will let you and a friend raid tombs in the harsh wilderness together for the very first time. Two players must team up to survive the harsh elements by day, as well as lethal threats from enemies by night. Fire takes fuel, food restores health, and every resource must be hunted, collected, or crafted. Battle to the top of the leaderboards, as others try to beat your longest survival run. We’ve also added an “Extreme Survivor’ difficulty that will test the most seasoned Tomb Raider players! Checkpoints are confined to basecamps and supplies are limited – only the smart and resourceful will survive. Last but not least, we’ve added five classic Lara Croft skins as well as a reimagined outfit inspired by Tomb Raider III.

All of this content will be added to the Rise of the Tomb Raider Season Pass on October 11 and players who already own Season Pass receive all of the new content for free. The Season Pass also includes the critically acclaimed single player story expansion, “Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch”, as well as “Cold Darkness: Awakened”, where players combat waves of infected predators in the Siberian wilderness.

We think this content is the perfect way to celebrate 20 years of the iconic Lara Croft, and hope you do as well. See you online in co-op Endurance mode!
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PlayStation Plus Price Increased to $60 a Year #PlayStation
Aug 22, 2016 - 1:32 PM - by Evil Avatar

An important update for all our PlayStation Plus members

Starting on September 22, 2016, prices for PlayStation Plus memberships will change to $59.99 USD/ $69.99 CAD for twelve months and $24.99 USD/$29.99 CAD for three months. The monthly plan will change to $11.99 CAD in Canada, and remain $9.99 USD in the U.S. If you are a current member, the new prices will take effect if your membership renews on or after this date.

PlayStation Plus strives to enrich your PlayStation experience through a world-class service built for our fans. This marks the first time that PS Plus membership prices will increase in the U.S. and Canada since the launch of the service in 2010. The new pricing reflects the current market conditions while enabling us to continue providing exceptional value to our members. As a member, you will continue to enjoy the benefits and features that enable shared experiences, such as online multiplayer, free games, and exclusive discounts. You will also continue to get exclusive benefits such as online game save storage and discounts across the PlayStation digital services.

If you do not wish to continue your subscription, please be sure to cancel it by turning off auto-renewal in your account settings before September 22, 2016.

We thank all of you, our PlayStation Plus members, for your ongoing support.

That blows big frothy chunks.
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Game & Movie Releases for August 21st to August 27th, 2016
Aug 22, 2016 - 1:23 PM - by Evil Avatar

Releases for August 21st to August 27th, 2016

Retail Games
Madden NFL 17 (PS4, Xbone, 360, PS3)
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PS4, Xbone, PC)
The King of Fighters XIV: Burn to Fight Premium Edition (PS4)
The King of Fighters XIV: SteelBook Launch Edition (PS4)
The King of Fighters XIV (PS4)
Xbox One S 500GB Console - Halo Collection Bundle
Xbox One S 1TB Console - Madden NFL 17 Bundle

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (August 23rd)
BioShock: The Collection (September 13th)
Mafia III (October 7th)
Gears of War 4 (October 7th)
Battlefield 1 (October 18th)
Titanfall 2 (October 28th)
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (November 4th)
Dishonored 2 (November 11th)
South Park: The Fractured but Whole (December 6th)

Movies & TV
Walking Dead: Season 6
Ash Vs Evil Dead: Season 1
The Strain: Season 2
DC's Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete First Season
The Huntsman: Winter's War
Castle: The Complete Eighth Season
Ratchet and Clank
Lucifer: The Complete First Season
Narcos: Season 1
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season Three
Elementary: The Fourth Season
The Nice Guys
Psycho IV: The Beginning
The Duel
Bloodstained Butterfly
A Taste of Honey The Criterion Collection
Woman in the Dunes The Criterion Collection
City on Fire

Box Office
Mechanic: Resurrection
Don't Breathe
Blood Father
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Weekend Boxoffice Chart #SuicideSquad #SausageParty
Aug 22, 2016 - 10:08 AM - by Evil Avatar

A big-budget remake of Ben-Hur was trampled under a herd of holdovers and new releases at the box office, the latest casualty in a bruising summer for Hollywood.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of August 19th to August 21st, 2016.
  1. Suicide Squad $20.7/$262.2
  2. Sausage Party $15.3/$65.3
  3. War Dogs $14.3/$14.3
  4. Kubo and the Two Strings $12.6/$12.6
  5. Ben-Hur $11.3/$11.3
  6. Pete's Dragon $11.3/$42.8
  7. Bad Moms $8.0/$85.8
  8. Jason Bourne $7.9/$140.8
  9. The Secret Life of Pets $5.7/$346.7
  10. Florence Foster Jenkins $4.3/$14.4
  11. Star Trek Beyond $4.0/$146.9
  12. Hell or High Water $2.6/$3.5
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Nerfed Genji: Not That Bad #Overwatch
Aug 22, 2016 - 8:04 AM - by sai tyrus

Force Gaming discusses the Genji nerf in the upcoming Overwatch patch. Video after the break.
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Overwatch: 17 Things You Missed in the Eichenwalde Trailer #Overwatch
Aug 22, 2016 - 8:01 AM - by sai tyrus

Video after the break.
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Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War 3 Eldar Wraith Knight Reveal #Gamescom #DawnOfWar3
Aug 22, 2016 - 7:58 AM - by sai tyrus

Video after the break.
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Xbox One Beats PS4 in US in July, But 3DS is Overall Monthly Champ #XboxOne #3DS #PS4
Aug 21, 2016 - 3:29 PM - by Emabulator

MCV has the story.

For the first time since October 2015, Xbox One has beat PS4 in the monthly US sales race.

This comes on the back of some heavy discounting to the console as Microsoft cleared stock ahead of the launch of the Xbox One S earlier this month. Sales of the machine for the period were up 18 per cent year-on-year, VG247 reports.

Sod’s law dictates, however, that Microsoft’s achievement is overshadowed somewhat by the fact that Xbox One didn’t actually grab the hardware top spot – that was claimed by Nintendo’s previously struggling 3DS.

Pokemon fever is the cause, pushing 3DS hardware sales up 80 per cent year-on-year. Pokemon games were also back in the charts, with Pokemon X and Y up 200 per cent and Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire up 80 per cent.
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Digital Foundry: Hands-on with DriveClub VR #DriveClub #VR #PSVR
Aug 21, 2016 - 3:07 PM - by Emabulator

Digital Foundry has posted a hands-on preview of DriveClub VR for PlayStation VR.

On the face of it, a racing game on PlayStation VR shouldn't stand a chance against a high-powered PC coupled with Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, but after playing DriveClub VR at Gamescom this week, our viewpoint has shifted. Simply put - this is the most immersive racing game we've played in VR to date. From Assetto Corsa to Dirt Rally all the way to Project Cars, it's clear that the gorgeous visual design of the original DriveClub allows the game to stand above its more technically demanding peers. It's a classic case of software design triumphing over hardware limitations.
Click on the headline for a DriveClub VR video from PlayStation Access.
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Top 5 - No Man's Sky Hidden Secrets, Dark Souls 3 DLC and Nintendo NX Updated Patent
Aug 21, 2016 - 2:34 PM - by Emabulator

No Man's Sky hidden secrets revealed, Destiny: The Collection release date and details, just some of the stories you might have missed.
Click on the headline for the video.
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Report: Unboxing Images Point To Imminent 'PS4 Slim' Announcement #PS4 #PS4Slim
Aug 21, 2016 - 1:34 PM - by Emabulator

Game Informer has the story.

After announcing, but not revealing, the PlayStation 4 Neo right before E3, Sony has kept quiet any updates it might have planned for the PlayStation 4. Now, images have appeared online of an alleged PlayStation 4 redesign, and it's not the suped-up Neo we're expecting.

The first images came from Twitter user "shortman82", who seemed to have found a listing for the new model in his local classifieds on eBay-owned auction site Gumtree. The images they found were of a box that seemed to indicate redesigned PlayStation 4 consoles were out in the wild. The conversation then moved over to gaming forum NeoGAF, which argued over whether the alleged photos of the box art were legitimate.

Hours later, NeoGAF user "Venom Fox" began posting images of the unit outside of its box from multiple angles, along with pictures of all the accompanying cables.
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Hello Games Patches No Man's Sky on PC #NoMansSky
Aug 20, 2016 - 3:11 PM - by Emabulator

Hello Games has released a few patches for No Man's Sky on PC.

Since No Man’s Sky on PC released last Friday the team has been incredibly busy. We’ve gathered all the support requests to support@hellogames.co.uk, but we’re also tracking posts on Steam, GoG, Reddit and anywhere we can find online.

Right now the team is fully focused on categorising and fixing support issues in order of priority, based on the number of people they are affecting. The information and crash dumps you’ve posted have been indispensable in helping us track down and fix these issues.

We’ve now released 3 patches, and hopefully they really improve the experience for everybody. As you can see it’s been a huge amount of work for a small team. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Next week expect at least one more major update, which will enter testing on Monday once we finish working on it this weekend. Once all our support requests have been answered then we can begin improving the game with new features
Read on for details.
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Prey #Gamescom2016 Trailer
Aug 20, 2016 - 9:48 AM - by Evil Avatar

Click on the Headline for the Video.
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Dishonored 2 #Gamescom2016 Trailer #Dishonored2
Aug 20, 2016 - 9:45 AM - by Evil Avatar

Click on the Headline for the Video.
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Star Citizen #Gamescom2016 Game Demo
Aug 20, 2016 - 5:57 AM - by BadIronTree

Click on the Headline for the Video.
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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Reviews #DeusEx #MankindDivided
Aug 20, 2016 - 12:17 AM - by Emabulator

IGN - 9.2/10

Aside from the smaller-feeling plot, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided improves upon its excellent predecessor in every other way. Its impeccably designed environments are flush with possibility, remaining completely coherent while supporting a wide variety of routes and character builds, and Jensen’s prodigious new feats of techno-wizardry add new dimension to both combat and exploration. Mankind Divided never stopped challenging me or rewarding my curiosity, which pushed me to thoroughly explore its beautiful, ruined world while carefully weighing my decisions along the way.
GamesRadar - 4.5/5

Mankind Divided offers both a broad toolbox, and a detailed, intricate environment. It's a satisfying combination, and the result is a game that's best enjoyed slowly and deliberately – picking apart Prague's secrets and ancillary missions before driving the story forward by flying off briefly to some other location. Sure, it would be nice to have a second major hub, akin to Human Revolution's Hengsha, but Prague's size and detail makes up for that – as does the fact that subsequent visits take place at a different time of day, and with new side quests.
PC Gamer - 88/100

Mankind Divided is a great immersive sim with some of the best level design in the series, a wonderfully rich setting, and an enjoyably diverse range of augmentations to experiment with. I just wish there was a better story holding it all together. And even though the developers clearly worked hard on Prague, the lack of a second city hub was a big disappointment for me. I would have been happy with Prague being smaller if it meant getting to see another corner of this fascinating futuristic society. The original Deus Ex is still the high watermark, but Eidos Montreal is closer than ever to reaching it. The worlds it builds are incredible: it just need to tell better stories in them.
GameSpot - 8/10

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided refines and reinforces the defining foundations of the series. It creates challenging situations and gives players the tools and flexibility to deal with them in a multitude of ways, all within an absorbing cyberpunk world. Although not a significant departure from Human Revolution, Mankind Divided is still a uniquely fulfilling experience, one which feels rare in games today.
Destructoid - 8/10

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided doesn't succeed in making me care about the plight of humans and augs, but it still pulled me into its compelling cloak-and-dagger world where people in capes can turn invisible and shoot balls of lightning out of their arm. Oh, and your aug doctor looks just like Prince, so it's in the running for GOTY.
Giant Bomb - 4/5

I'm left with the feeling that a sequel to Human Revolution could've told a more engaging story, but at the same time I had a really great time crouch-walking through Prague. It might not be an especially surprising sequel, but it all comes together quite nicely, with solid side missions and a mix of action and stealth that lets you mess around and find your own way of doing things.
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Wrangle Up Some New Photos from HBO’s Westworld #Westworld
Aug 19, 2016 - 1:00 PM - by Evil Avatar

HBO has tweeted out a series of new photos of cast and characters from their upcoming Westworld TV series. Westworld will debut on October 2nd.

Where do I get that hat???
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New Dark Tower image features Jake Chambers #TheDarkTower
Aug 19, 2016 - 12:19 PM - by Evil Avatar

The Dark Tower is scheduled for release on February 17, 2017.
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New Supergirl and classic Wonder Woman meet! #Supergirl
Aug 19, 2016 - 12:16 PM - by Evil Avatar

Supergirl airs at 8/7c p.m. Mondays on The CW. The second season premieres on October 10th.
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The Visitors Leave Signs in New American Horror Story ?6 Teaser
Aug 19, 2016 - 12:13 PM - by Evil Avatar

Click on the Headline for the Video.
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Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Aug 19, 2016 - 11:05 AM - by Jetherik

The wonderful weekend before all the craziness of what the semester will bring with everyone back in school. Time to explore No Man's Sky. What are you playing this weekend?
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F1 2016 Released, Launch Trailer #F12016
Aug 19, 2016 - 9:48 AM - by Emabulator

F1 2016 features 22-player online racing, formation lap, pit strategies and the return of the safety car, all with stunning broadcast-style visuals.
Click on the headline for the press release and trailer.
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Community Night #KillingFloor2 #HeroesOfTheStorm #RocketLeague #Overwatch #Depth
Aug 19, 2016 - 7:43 AM - by sai tyrus

Game time starts tonight at 7 PM EST. Also, as Emabulator pointed out in the Weekend Deals, Depth is $6.24 on Steam. The game's free all weekend, so try before you buy and join us!
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Intel: Thunderbolt ports Will Take Off This Time
Aug 19, 2016 - 6:07 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

Intel's long-sought but largely unsuccessful attempt to transform how you plug things into your PC will get a big boost this year with a new generation of PCs, the chipmaker predicts.

Intel has promoted Thunderbolt for years with few signs of mainstream success. At this year's Intel Developer Forum, though, the company offered two reasons that it thinks its high-speed connection technology will take off as a way to connect storage systems, external displays and other peripherals.

First is the arrival this fall of PCs powered by Intel's "Kaby Lake" seventh-generation Core processor. Those machines will include the new USB Type-C port -- but Thunderbolt now piggybacks on that same port design, too, so it's easier for PC makers to support it. Second is that Intel believes Thunderbolt will soothe some of the headaches that come with USB-C.

Why use Thunderbolt?

On a few laptops like Dell's XPS 13 and HP's Spectre, you'll see a lightning-bolt logo next to a connector port. That means you can plug in fast storage systems, multiple high-resolution monitors, fast network adapters, and multipurpose docking stations. You can even plug in high-end desktop PC video cards for the playing latest video games, either on external monitors or with better performance on a laptop's own screen.

It's all possible from Thunderbolt's data-transfer speed. At 40 gigabits per second, it's four times faster than the latest and greatest version of USB and enough to copy an entire 100GB 4K movie in 3.2 seconds. Well, at least in principle. The fastest Thunderbolt 3 drive out there now, the Akitio Thunder3 PCIe SSD, would take 40 seconds to actually read that much data.
Via Cnet
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Peter Moore Doesn’t Think Game Press Conferences Will Be Around Much Longer
Aug 19, 2016 - 5:55 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

We’re witnessing an interesting shift in the dynamic of video game conventions. Nintendo hasn’t had an official press conference at E3 in a number of years. At this year’s E3, EA had their EA Live event, which was half press conference and half watching celebrities experience Battlefield 1 for the first time. Instead of booking their usual monstrously large space in South Hall, they hosted an EA Play event for the public, allowing anyone in the LA area to reserve tickets and try out their games instead of just E3 attendees. Neither Nintendo nor Sony are at gamescom, Nintendo hasn’t even released a new Direct presentation for the event, and third-party publishers haven’t announced anything new either. EA’s own press conference baffled press attendees as to what they were witnessing, because the event wasn’t a press conference at all but a live stream of their games. They had 400 systems set up to let attendees experience Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1 for themselves instead of making a presentation over the games.

Eurogamer met with the chief operating officer of EA, Peter Moore, at gamescom to discuss the event and perhaps why there wasn’t an official press conference. Moore bluntly answered that he doesn’t think video game press conferences will be around much longer.

I’m not too sure that press conferences have a future. Let me make a radical statement – what you see here [gestures to EA booth around], which is full, is a combination of our key customers, digital, retail, probably 40 percent influencers. It [EA Lounge] used to look like an IKEA showroom but, like EA Play, it’s indicative of how we see the future. The medium is changing. Influencers, celebrities who aren’t the classic journalists are finding their own way. Our job is to put the games in their hands like we did last night.

In this day and age where it’s easy to get an announcement out to the public and press, I can see Moore’s prediction coming to fruition, where publishers create their own presentations/videos/hype and get the message out more quickly than the press can.
Via Eurogamer
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Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to?
Aug 19, 2016 - 4:54 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

Bring your pop, classic rock, country, or hip-hop, and turn that awesome up to 11!
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