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Persona 5 release date confirmed for early 2017 in North America

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 12:33 pm

Persona 5's release has been confirmed, and there's a bit of bad news: it's not coming in 2016.

 

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Atlus today confirmed what every Persona fan already knew inside their hearts: Persona 5 won't release in 2016 and has been pushed back to early 2017. The hotly anticipated RPG Persona 5 will release on February 14, 2017 on PS3 and PS4 to be specific, and Atlus has revealed a premium collector's edition to boot.

 

A limited Day One Persona 5 SteelBook Launch Edition will be available via pre-order, and check below to see what's included with the PS4-exclusive "Take Your Heart" Premium Edition as well as box art for Persona 5.

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Skyrim remaster rumored for PS4 and Xbox One with full mod support

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 11:03 am

Bethesda may have a huge announcement waiting for us at E3--Skyrim HD might be on the horizon.

 

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Rumor has it that Bethesda plans to remaster The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for PS4 and Xbox One with full console mod support, allowing console users to experience the enchanting magic that is Skyrim's vast galaxy of mods. This is a substantial development that was corroborated by renowned industry insider Shinobi602, and Bethesda is believed to announce the remaster at E3 2016.

 

Given Shinobi's excellent track record--he was part of the recent Dead Rising 4 leak--I have full faith in the announcement. A remastered Skyrim with full console mod support fits perfectly in with Bethesda's new cross-platform modding initiative hosted by the Bethesda.net platform.

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GIGABYTE shows off Designare and Phoenix motherboards at Computex 2016

By: Anthony Garreffa, Steven Bassiri | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 6:38 am

During each of the past five Computex I have attended, GIGABYTE has always had a private suite in Taipei 101 to showcase their prime products. Admittance to this suite is by invitation only, and there was just so much to show I have decided to dedicate an entire article to coverage.

 

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The X99-Designare EX is GIGABYTE's top-of-the-line mainstream model. Moving away from the traditional "Ultra Durable" naming scheme and trying some new words, the X99-Designare EX is one of the first GIGABYTE motherboards you will be able to purchase under this new model name. The motherboard fully supports the 6950X Broadwell-E 10 core CPU, and I used it in our review of the new CPU. The motherboard uses a PEX8747 to expand CPU PCI-E 3.0 lanes to support dual U.2 ports, M.2, and a slew of PCI-E lanes. The board also has dual Intel Gbit LAN and build in Wireless AC/BT. GIGABYTE also make sure to include those RGB LEDs for enthusiasts who might want some extra

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Battlefield 1's leaked concept art is beyond amazing

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 5:08 am

With a new Battlefield 1 trailer on the way, and some details on the weapons that EA DICE's new first-person will include, we're now seeing some leaked concept art which looks positively beautiful. Check out some of the shots below, with many more if you want to check them out.

 

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Imgur member 'xjumper' uploaded them, and they're beyond amazing. What do you guys think about the leaked concept art for Battlefield 1?

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'Pacific Rim' sequel casts 'Star Wars' star in lead

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 4:35 am

After a long wait which saw Universal Pictures cancel the cancellation, it looks like the wheels of the much anticipated 'Pacific Rim' sequel are finally churning, as the studio announces who'll lead the production.

 

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Legendary Pictures have announced that 'Force Awakens' star John Boyega has been cast in the lead, playing the son of Idris Elba's character from the first film. Speaking to Deadline, Producer Guillermo del Toro said "I am very proud and happy to welcome John into a fantastic sandbox. The Pacific Rim universe will be reinforced with him as a leading man as it continues to be a multicultural, multi-layered world. 'The World saving the world' was our goal and I couldn't think of a better man for the job."

 

'Pacific Rim 2' is scheduled to begin filming later this year, for a release some time in 2018.

AMD's new drivers include optimizations for Mirrors Edge Catalyst

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 3:33 am

AMD has just unleashed a new set of Radeon Software Crimson Edition drivers, with the new 16.6.1 set of drivers including some optimizations for both Mirror's Edge Catalyst and Paragon. Not only that, but we have a new CrossFire driver for Dark Souls 3, too. You can download the new RSCE 16.6.1 drivers here.

 

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As for the release notes, here's what to expect from Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.6.1:

 

Support for:

  • Mirror's Edge Catalyst™
  • Paragon™

 

New AMD Crossfire profile available for:

  • Dark Souls III™

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Watch Dogs 2 world premiere trailer will debut on June 8

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 2:33 am

With E3 2016 right around the corner, we're finally hearing about Watch Dogs 2, with Ubisoft announcing that the world premiere trailer to Watch Dogs 2 will take place on June 8 at 9AM PDT.

 

 

Watch Dogs 2 is reportedly set in San Francisco, with Ubisoft teasing some "radical changes" compared to the first game. There'll also be DirectX 12 support which will be interesting to see, but let's hope we don't get any bullshots, with graphical downgrades post-E3 2016 tease. Ubisoft's Lional Raynaud told CVG last year: "There are flaws, obviously. We absolutely want to tackle these flaws and surprise players, and the way to tackle some of those flaws is going to be quite radical. There are parts of the game that will need to change".

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Bethesda officially responds to Fallout 4 console mod piracy

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 6, 2016 11:25 pm

Bethesda officially responds to the big Fallout 4 console mod piracy fiasco that threatens to jeopardize the modding community.

 

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Earlier today we reported on the growing epidemic of Fallout 4 mod thievery and how it's ultimately dismantling the tight-knit modding community across consoles and PC. The good news is that Bethsoft is definitely aware of the situation, and the devs have officially responded to the problem by announcing a new way to report mod theft.

 

"A number of you have reported instances of users uploading Mod content that allegedly does not belong to the Mod creator. We take these reports seriously and want to protect copyright holders and authors of the Mod content shared on Bethesda.net," reads the recent forum post. Modders will have to file a DMCA claim to a specific email address, enabling a streamlined and direct method to thwart the pandemic. Although this isn't a catch-all solution, is a huge step in the right direction.

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Estranged Diablo 3 developer Jay Wilson leaves games industry

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 6, 2016 10:37 pm

Jay Wilson, one of the main Blizzard devs responsible for Diablo 3's awful Real Money Auction House, has left Blizzard (and gaming) for good.

 

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After spending 10 years with Blizzard, key developer Jay Wilson is leaving the games industry. Wilson was one of the main forces behind Diablo 3's Real Money Auction House, a system that almost transformed the Diablo franchise into a money-printing machine. Wilson's work with the RMAH largely alienated him from the core Diablo community, and eventually stepped down as Diablo 3's game director just a year after the game's release so that Blizzard could attempt to undo the damage.

 

As a Diablo fan that played D3 when it first came out, I can say that the RMAH was the worst kind of microtransaction-style peddling I've ever seen in a game. It not only crushed Diablo's soul into smithereens, but forced Blizzard into an intense damage control mode that ultimately lead to a complete re-working of the game itself. The RMAH ultimately tanked the game's reputation within the gaming sphere, and it wasn't really until Reaper of Souls and the Ultimate Evil Edition that Diablo 3 was able to recover.

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New Battlefield 1 trailer incoming, new info on weapons revealed

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 6, 2016 9:36 pm

EA has confirmed what everyone pretty much already knew: Battlefield 1 will get a new trailer ahead of its EA Play event on Sunday.

 

 

A new Battlefield 1 trailer will be released on Sunday, June 12 at EA's Play event in Los Angeles. The official Battlefield Twitter account revealed the timeline and also released a brand new "Weapons of Battlefield 1" teaser trailer (see above), accompanied with a lengthy post on pretty much everything you need to know about the WW1 game's weapons.

 

Battlefield 1 releases on October 21, 2016 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Check below for the huge Q&A session on the game's weapons, along with ten things you should know about Battlefield 1's weapons.

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