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Remedy has finished the 'shivering' end scene in Quantum Break

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 15 hours, 13 mins ago

Quantum Break isn't hitting the Xbox One until April 2016, but Remedy Entertainment has teased that it has finished the 'end scene' on the Xbox One exclusive.



Remedy's Drama Director Stobe Harju teased on Twitter: "Locked the end scene of @quantumbreak @remedygames. Not just that scene making me shiver, but late hours and the fact that i love this sh*t". Harju was asked "did you mean filming/shooting for QuantumBreak has been finished up? No more recordings then?"



He replied, tweeting "What I mean was that we basically can see how the ending is going to roll out among other scenes and that's important. That's all". Now remember, Quantum Break includes an interactive TV show, which is connected to the game itself. Digital episodes of the show will blend in and interact with the game itself, with Remedy explaining earlier this year at Gamescom: "The game is about the heroes and the show is about the villains".

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Ubisoft promises Rainbow Six: Siege will be fixed before it launches

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 19 hours, 22 mins ago

Thanks to Ubisoft's impressive track record of releasing games that are polished, stable, don't require day one patches and run great on the PC - the developer has said that the launch of Rainbow Six: Siege will be fine.




Ubisoft had an open beta for Rainbow Six: Siege recently, something that was delayed because of issues in the game, but the company has said that the issues that halted the open beta would be solved before the game launches on December 2. Ubisoft explained: "Game sessions are not starting properly and we've encountered server issues, leading to failed connections. We've identified the root issue that was introduced after the Technical Test while fixing a separate aspect of the game".

Someone has hacked Street Fighter 5 Beta for the PC

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 13 hours ago

As seen on Kotaku, PC gamers may rejoice as we all now have access to a cracked version of Street Fighter 5.




This download has 12 total characters available, including the likes of Ken, Ryu, Cammy, Nash, Birdie, Chun-Li, Necalli, the Dictator, Vega, Rashir, R. Mika and Karin. While Street Fighter is all about PvP, this version is unfortunately local only, meaning you're going to have to battle against the AI, and the AI only.


It's recommended that Windows 10 users disable their "World Wide Web Publishing Service," alongside the creator urging everyone to close Skype before launching. The build of this hack is based on the latest Street Fighter 5 Beta, we'll let you know if any new versions come out in the near future.

Hearthstone World Championships 2016 prize pool raised to $1 million

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 14 hours ago

Activision has just upped the ante at its upcoming Hearthstone World Championships prize pool for next year, to $1 million, up from the $250,000 from this year's prize pool.




Activision Blizzard held the 2015 tournament at BlizzCon, where $250,000 was given out to 16 of the participants. Next year, the company is upping the prize pool to $1 million, while the competition remains the same size. A further $100,000 prize pool for each of the nine preliminary events will also be up for grabs, with these matches being held in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific before the World Championship kicks off.


The company has proven that eSports is important to the world, creating a dedicated eSports division led by former ESPN CEO and the former president of Major League Gaming.

Star Wars Battlefront PC player count is poor, dominated by Fallout 4

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 3 hours ago

I was wondering why a quick mid-afternoon game of Star Wars Battlefront quickly turned into a frustrated wait for players, rather then my quick lunch-break frag fest that it was intended to be. With this title being released only just recently, sometimes it seems neigh on impossible to get a match going unless you're playing at peak times.




At first I thought it might be just due to a low number of Australian and New Zealander players picking up the game, so I did a little investigating on the statistical side of things. What I was greeted with is what you could describe as 'poor' player numbers, seeing SWBstats report back telling me that the 24 hour peak for this brand new title sits at only 33,337 for PC.


If we compare this to a same-day comparison of another newly released game, Fallout 4, STEAM tells us that at the time of writing this article there are 174,236 players in-game, with a 24 hour peak of 229,068. Even eight-year-old Team Fortress 2 is besting Battlefront, posting up 66,444 players in the last 24 hours.

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The9 pays $500 million for five-year Chinese exclusive on Cross Fire 2

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 18 hours ago

Chinese gaming giant Tencent has secured itself a five-year deal with The9 Limited for its free-to-play shooter, Cross Fire.




Tencent announced that its joint venture with Qihoo 360 Technology Co. and Oriental Shiny Star Limited to provide the Chinese exclusivity window. Oriental Shiny Star will enjoy its five-year exclusivity, but those rights will cost the company $50 million up front to Smilegate, and $450 million on top that will cover royalty payments, and bonuses once the game reaches development and operational milestones.


Smilegate considers Cross Fire as the "most played FPS in the world" thanks to it having a huge player base of over 500 million, with a record of 6 million concurrent players.

The first screenshots from the System Shock remake arrive

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 19 hours ago

System Shock was one of those games that really captured me, it was an incredibly detailed and haunting game - ahead of its time. Well, Night Dive Studios is ready to take it to the next level, with a complete reimagining of the first-person shooter.




Night Dive Studios acquired the System Shock IP from the Star Insurance Company, which scooped them up from the original developer, Looking Glass Studios. Looking Glas Studios was forced to give up the System Shock assets when it closed its doors. Night Dive Studios played around with the System Shock Enhanced Edition, but now the developer is working on a total remake of the game.


Stephen Kick, CEO of Night Dive Studios, told Polygon: "We have been in contact with members of the original System Shock team and any future iterations of the System Shock games, and by this I mean both new titles in the series as well as major updates to the existing games, will be very true to the spirit of the originals". Now that excites me, greatly. Check out Polygon's article, which has a bunch of comparison screenshots between the original System Shock, and the upcoming remake.

The first gameplay footage from Far Cry Primal has arrived

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 23 hours ago

Ubisoft teased Far Cry Primal a couple of months ago now, but we haven't seen any in-game footage yet - well, here we are, with the first gameplay footage from Far Cry Primal that will be unveiled at The Game Awards tomorrow night.



The Game Awards Producer, Geoff Keighley, confirmed the news over Twitter. Keighley said "FAR CRY PRIMAL world premiere coming to @thegameawards next Thursday night". 'Jawmuncher' asked if this would be a gameplay premiere, to which Keighley replied with "Correct, first gameplay".



We've seen the trailer for the game, which is directly above, but actual gameplay hasn't been unveiled yet. It looks like a nice, slight twist on the gameplay we've come to know and love from Far Cry 4, with Primal set to introduce some interesting takes on the Far Cry world.

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Batman: Arkham Knight PC update reduces framerate hitching

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 1 hour ago

It seemed like Rocksteady had given up on the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight after the last patch, but, fortunately, this is not the case.




A new update has been released that improves VRAM management thereby reducing framerate hitching, fixes multi-monitor bugs, improves mouse and keyboard bindings, and renders lights and shadows correctly that were previously not rendered correctly, among other things, putting the PC port in considerably better shape.

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Fallout 4 mod fixes compass glitch caused by Crimson Edition driver

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 2 hours ago

AMD's new Crimson Edition driver has glitched the compass display in Fallout 4, causing it to flicker, making it very difficult to know where you're going at a glance, or at the very least, annoying.




Fortunately, there's a fix available on Nexus Mods which removes the need to roll back drivers should you wish to fix the issue. The fix works by utilizing the .dll files from the previous driver while keeping the current driver intact.

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