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Dark Souls 3 mod lets you play in first person

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Modder Zulliethewitch created the first person mods for Dark Souls and Dark Souls 2, and now she's back again with a first person mod for Dark Souls 3.

 

 

It's rudimentary to say the least: there is no character body visible from the new perspective and arms and hands float out in front of you attached to nothing. Presumably, the mod will be updated for realism, but if you just want to have some silly fun now, head here to download it (and here if you experience Windows 10 related issues with it).

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Overwatch beta played by over 9.7 million gamers, 37 million matches

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Overwatch has been a success, with Blizzard reporting that over 9.7 million gamers participating in the recent open beta of Overwatch.

 

 

The Overwatch beta took place on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC for less than a week, with over 9.7 million gamers using the time to play 37 million matches. Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime described the huge interest in Overwatch as "incredible" and "overwhelming".

 

With over 9.7 million gamers playing the Overwatch beta, Blizzard should be over the moon. Comparing it to Star Wars Battlefront which had 'only' 9 million players, but EA has recently confirmed 14 million copies have been shipped. The Division's beta had 6.4 million gamers, but made $330 million in the first five days on sale.

 

Overwatch launches on May 24.

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Sony hosting its E3 2016 event on June 13, will we see the new PS4K?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Sony has announced that it will be hosting its E3 2016 press conference at 6pm PT on June 13, which will take place in the Shrine Auditorium in LA.

 

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Sony is taking its usual Monday evening spot during E3, while Microsoft and Ubisoft will kick off their E3 2016 festivities in the morning and afternoon. Ubisoft will be a few hours earlier than usual, closer to the EA spot that they moved away from this year. EA is hosting its own EA Play event on Sunday, June 12 during the afternoon.

 

Rumor has it the new PS4K won't be unveiled during E3 2016, but I think that would be a gigantic mistake on Sony's part. The PlayStation VR push should be quite real, as this is the biggest event that Sony can use to push its VR headset.

Quantum Break's upcoming patch includes G-Sync and FreeSync support

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Quantum Break has been Quantum Broken since its release, with the Windows 10 release being in shambles since its release - but, there are big changes on their way.

 

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Remedy Entertainment's head of PR, Thomas Puha, says that a future update for Quantum Break will add G-Sync and FreeSync support, thanks to Microsoft recently adding support for NVIDIA and AMD's variable refresh technology into Windows 10.

 

The new update for Quantum Break is expected to drop in the next two weeks, where we should also expect some other tweaks and performance improvements. The last patch for Quantum Break included a fix for the frame pacing issues it was experiencing while the latest Xbox One patch had multiple general fixes and more.

Fallout 4's Far Harbor is 'scary and unsettling'

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Fallout 4's new Far Harbor DLC will be very much like a chilling horror movie, with a dark foggy atmosphere filled with lurking terrors.

 

 

Now that Far Harbor is in beta testing, some testers have revealed key features of the new DLC, revealing something quite surprising: Far Harbor is pretty haunting, with creepy atmospherics right out of John Carpenter's The Fog. Set on the cost of in post-apocalyptic Bar Harbor, Maine, the DLC features dangerously irradiated landscapes and skirling fog. A whole new breed of mutated monstrosities and slithering nasties are waiting in that fog, and players will fall prey to jump scares and an overwhelming sense of being hunted.

 

"It's kind of like a mix between Point Lookout and Dead Money," wrote on beta tester on Reddit. "It's incredibly unnerving to explore," says coldwave44. "Far Harbor is incredibly dark and foggy all the time, and you legitimately run the risk of being ambushed and murdered at any second. The enemies are really deadly too," writes another.

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New id Software job listing hints at Quake reboot

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

New job listings at id Software's Texas and Frankfurt offices might hint at a Quake reboot.

 

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id Software's Doom reboot is a huge success, and the developer might be keen on resurrecting another classic FPS franchise: Quake. It's been some 9 years since the last Quake game--Quake Wars--released on PC, but it looks like id may be preparing a fresh Quake reboot akin to the new Doom game. The studio has no less than twelve open positions at is Texas office, including some pretty major roles like Lead Gameplay Programmer, Backend Server Programmer, and a Senior Lightning Artist. id Software Germany is also hiring for five positions, including a Senior Engine Programmer and a Senior Physics Programmer.

 

What makes these listings so eye-catching is that they outright mention Quake. "id Software is looking for a Senior Physics & Simulation Programmer to work as part of a development team on legendary id game properties like DOOM and QUAKE," reads one of the listings. Sure, this could be meaningless, but when we combine the small hint with the amount of open positions, it could indicate id is working on a brand new game.

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Game streaming to eventually replace consoles, says Ubisoft CEO

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Streaming set-top boxes will replace traditional games consoles, but only after another major hardware cycle, says Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot.

 

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Ubisoft's CEO envisions a future where digital-only games are beamed directly to a "new type of hardware" akin to a set-top box, or an all-in-one console-inside-a-TV solution. "We expect there will be new consoles that are going to make this market continue to grow. We'll still have another generation of consoles before we have new types of hardware coming to the market," Guillemot said.

 

 

Bandwidth is a huge roadblock for digital game-streaming, and Guillemot admits that it'll take quite a bit of time before the new sans-console age hits its stride, especially with the slow internet ISPs are peddling. "We believe in streaming--it demands lots of bandwidth. We think it's going to grow. But today, with the types of games we have, it will still take a bit of time to be more popular."

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Battlefront 2 won't tie into Star Wars: Episode VIII, maybe Rogue One

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

EA has confirmed a Battlefront sequel is happening, and that it'll tie into the new Star Wars films, but don't expect to see any Episode VIII references.

 

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Battlefront 2 is slated to launch by March 31, 2017, and EA's CFO Blake Jorgensen affirmed the sequel will use content "from the new movies." But what movies? Everyone made the assumption Battlefront 2 would use Episode VIII as source material, possibly with a campaign focus, but there's a a big problem: Episode VIII doesn't release until December 2018, way after Battlefront 2's Q1 2017 launch deadline.

 

So where does this leave us? Battlefront 2 could use Rogue One as the source, since the movie is releasing this year, and of course Episode VII: The Force Awakens. But it couldn't be both, especially since Rogue One is based before Episode VII, so EA will have to make a major decision there. Whichever move is tied into Battlefront 2 could serve as the game's major campaign, too. From Jorgensen's words we can assume that DICE wants to focus on the new era of Star Wars for the sequel, just as the first Battlefront was tied into the original trilogy.

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Overwatch's new CGI video spins the tale of the twin dragons

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Overwatch's new CGI short delivers backstory on two of the game's warring characters--Genji and Hanzo.

 

 

Although Overwatch doesn't have a campaign mode per se, Blizzard is delivering important storylines through CGI trailers, and the first two have already made waves in the gaming community. The third CGI trailer, Dragons, delves into the brutal rivalry between the cyber-ninja Genji and the arrow-slinging Hanzo, tying neatly into a unique myth about twin dragons.

 

The video is quite touching and reveals quite a bit about Genji and Hanzo, and explains Hanzo's ultimate Dragonstrike ability. Overwatch is slated to drop on May 24 across PC, PS4 and Xbox One, and seeing as 9.7 million gamers played the beta, the shooter will become a huge AAA blockbuster.

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Nintendo NX's power comparable to Xbox One, won't use x86

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Nintendo's new NX console won't be built around the x86 architecture and won't "blow away current consoles", according to an industry insider.

 

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Inside sources have told industry soothesayer Emily Rogers that Nintendo's next-gen NX console won't be based on an x86 architecture like the PS4 and Xbox One. This folds neatly with our projections that the NX will be powered by a next-gen Pascal-based NVIDIA Tegra chip, especially since Tegra is ARM-based and not x86. Rogers also says that the NX won't be powered an AMD Polaris GPU derivative, calling the claims "wacky"

 

"After speaking to seven different people this week, I can say with confidence that this is false. NX is not using x86 architecture like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One," Rogers said in a recent blog post. "The NX has special, custom-made chips and the overall design of the hardware is very modern. The chips are industry leading because they are very modern chips, but having modern chips doesn't necessarily mean Nintendo is aiming to create the most powerful hardware on the market. Furthermore, any NX rumors on "Polaris chips" and "Polaris architecture" are all wacky. There's a good reason why those rumors are wacky."

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