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Another StarCraft II professional arrested, more match fixing claims

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

While members of Korean StarCraft II professional team PRIME were arrested along with some auxiliary personel due to match-fixing and betting scandals recently, news has come to light of another arrest - this time being yet another Korean professional gamer, called 'Life' aka Lee Seung Hyun.




As announced by the same people who arrested YoDa, BBoongBBoong and former PRIME head-coach Gerrard late last year, the Changwon Prosector's office recently confirmed the nature and happenings of this new case.


Life has been arrested "on charges of receiving money for match fixing", stated the translation on Team Liquid, with a spokesperson from the prosecutor's office saying that they "can not reveal the specific allegations being called the Lee investigation" at this time.

Rocket League coming to Xbox One later this month

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

We've known for a while that the physics-bending sensation Rocket League was coming to the Xbox One, but we didn't know exactly when. Until now, that is--the wacky, chaotically-fun sports zoomer will hit Microsoft's all-in-one system later this month.




In a recent Tweet, the developers at Psyonix revealed that Rocket League is currently in certification with the ID@Xbox program. The devs targeted a mid-February release, and since the game's such a popular spectacle, I don't see how Microsoft won't make it a priority and fast-track its approval.



The Xbox One port will release right in time for Rocket League's new loot update, which dramatically improves item drop rates and quality.

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Lego: The Force Awakens accidentally leaked, releases in June

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

If you're like me, you've wondered why there isn't an official game for The Force Awakens. The expanded universe is just so ripe with gaming potential, and the soul-less Battlefront reboot doesn't count. Luckily we'll be getting an Episode VII game in June, and it'll be spun with the comical magic of the Lego Star Wars franchise.



Thanks to a premature Xbox listing, we know that Lego: The Force Awakens is genuine, and it's coming this June. We can pretty much expect a scene-by-scene rendition of J. J. Abram's blockbuster tinged with hilarity and whimsy befit of the Lego video game series. The screenshots show as much, and the quick 30-second trailer gives us a taste of the wacky humor that lays in store.


The Lego adventure will also serve as an important piece in the expanded universe canon: "The game will also feature exclusive playable content that bridges the story gap between Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens," reads the official description.

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The Division's Community Manager is aware of the cheating issues

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

With the closed beta of The Division underway, and extended until tomorrow, The Division's Community Manager has come out saying that the team is aware of the various issues on the PC side of the game.




The Division's Community Manager wrote on The Division forum: "We are aware of the cheating issues in the Closed Beta on PC. The team is fully committed to providing solutions against this and a system will be in place to ensure a fair experience for players when the game is released on March 8".


The latest we've heard on The Division is that there might be an open beta in the near future, which wouldn't surprise us at all.

Serious Sam 4 will 'look more realistic', supports the Vulkan API

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

The developers of Serious Sam are working on a new game, and thanks to an interview between Reboot magazine and Croteam, we're finding out more about the mysterious fourth part of Serious Sam.




According to Croteam's Damjan Mravunac, the Serious Engine has been upgraded, with Serious Sam 4 being able to take advantage of photogrammetry and motion capture. Serious Sam 4 will be set before the events in Serious Sam 3, with SS4 to include features that no one is expecting, with never-before-seen features, too. Croteam has teased that Serious Sam 4 is going to attempt to pull all of the best parts of the previous games, and throw them up to their extremes.


The developer is aiming to go truly over the top when it comes to the amount of enemies on screen - which is something Serious Sam has always been famous for - as well as pushing Serious Sam 4's open world environments. Not only that, but Croteam wants to move away from the darker and monotonous aesthetics of Serious Sam 3, with the team wanting to make a more realistic-looking game, but keep it easy on the eyes with lots of beautiful color and high-quality graphics.


The team has also confirmed that Serious Sam 4 will take advantage of the Vulkan API, too.

SUPERHOT will hit the PC, Mac and Linux on February 25

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

SUPER. HOT. SUPER. HOT. Yes, finally - SUPERHOT will be released on February 25, according to the SUPERHOT Team.



SUPERHOT will be released through retailers and digital distributors onto the PC, Mac and Linux - look Ma, no consoles! - with the team releasing a new trailer to celebrate its impending launch. Check it out above.


The team released a press release too, which explains: "Blurring the lines between cautious strategy and unbridled mayhem, SUPERHOT is the FPS in which time moves only when you move. No regenerating health bars. No conveniently placed ammo drops. It's just you, outnumbered and outgunned, grabbing the weapons of fallen enemies to shoot, slice, and maneuver through a hurricane of slow-motion bullets".

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Fallout 4 1.3 update exits beta, includes performance improvements

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

The Fallout 4 1.3 update we told you about a couple weeks ago is now out of beta, so if you held off or just want the certified version, today's your day.




As before, it adds in HBAO+ (better shadowing at what's said to be less of a performance cost versus other options) and a Workshop Mode, fixes bugs, and improves memory optimization and general stability. And though not specifically listed, we hear performance on both AMD and NVIDIA cards is now much improved.


If you still find shadows hurt performance greatly, this mod may help you (use at your own risk).

WildStar is coming to Steam with an immense amount of new content

By: Jeff Williams | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

WildStar is going to be making a big splash on Steam when it debuts sometime in the first half of 2016. The free-to-play MMORPG is adding a huge new area called Arcterra which will challenge players in seemingly new ways.




The new area is a frozen wasteland that's filled with mysterious ruins that need exploring, highly dangerous creatures that need slaying and a whole host of new challenges for single-players and group adventures. In the new arctic like area you'll have increasingly difficult boss-encounters as you rack-up more and more kills in the area. That is, you'll fight one boss, then two, battling your way up to the finale of 20 boss-like enemies in one encounter. Sounds exciting, no?


Once you defeat 20-person boss encounters you'll get a key, of which enough of those can unlock an exclusive dungeon beneath the quest hub, giving you access for 24 hours. The first faction to find enough keys gets access, however. And that's not all. The main story will continue with the second chapter to the Nexus Saga, the culmination of a very well tuned narrative story. The Vault of Archon will be that end-game, with new bosses, completely new environments and completely voice-acted NPC's.

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Bethesda announces E3 2016 show dates

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

This year's E3 event is only four months away--oh how time flies when you're having fun!--and Bethesda builds the hype by revealing the dates and times for its showcase briefing.




According to Bethsoft exec Pete Hines, the publisher's pre-E3 2016 showcase will be held on June 12. 2016 at 7:00 PM PST in Los Angeles. We're not sure if Bethsoft's gala will be held off-site again, but the reveal is notably vague when it comes to venue specifics.


So what can we expect from Bethesda at E3? Before you get excited for Elder Scrolls VI, remember that Bethsoft has said that Elder Scrolls VI isn't going to happen for a "very long time". Besides, the devs are busily working on a number of projects, including Dishonored 2, the Doom reboot, new Elder Scrolls Online content, and Fallout 4's upcoming DLC. We'll also likely see Bethesda unveil their plans for Fallout 4 mods on PS4 and Xbox One to top it off.

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Master of Orion confirmed for Linux, smashing into SteamOS too

By: Jeff Williams | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

It's just been confirmed by that Master of Orion is being developed for Linux as well as Windows. That means it'll join the 1,529 games that work with Steam's new Linux-based gaming-focused OS.




The astute Gaming on Linux noticed that Master of Orion seemed to have showed up on the list of games compatible with SteamOS via SteamDB, and asked the important question, to which the official Master of Orion Twitter account confirmed its development.


Even though we don't quite have a locked in release date, at the very least we know that the game will be immersive and attempt to stay true to the facets of the series that made it unique among the 4X genre. At E3 last year a private demo showed off vision and direction that they're taking, bringing the humor and the incredible control you have over every aspect of your civilization and progression.

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