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EA tributes tragically killed Chapecoense soccer team

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

A tragic accident shook the world three days ago. A chartered plane with a Brazilian division soccer team crashed near Medellin, Columbia, killing 71 people, leaving only six survivors.

 

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The world is mourning all the tragically lost lives, and Brasil had declared three days of national mourning, while people around the globe are paying their respects to the victims.

 

As a response to the tragedy, Electronic Arts is giving all FIFA 17 players a free Chapecoense kit and crest so they can pay tribute to the tragically lost lives in-game.

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4 new CTUs are coming to Rainbow Six Siege next year

By: Ma Yong Kang | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Thanks to Redditor "bunnybowing" from the Rainbow Six Siege subreddit, we now know the countries that those 4 new CTUs from gonna come from.

 

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The image comes from the Ubisoft China blog of weibo.com. According to it, year 2 DLC pass gonna be available on the 1st December. (That's the Chinese release date and not the North America one.) 4 new CTUs gonna be added coming from Spain, Hong Kong (China), Israel and South Korea.

 

For more information on this year 2 season pass, please read our post here.

Overwatch's Season 3 begins, with changes on the way

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

My brother, nephew, and I have prepared ourselves for today - the first day of the third season of competitive play in Overwatch. Blizzard has opened the competitive flood gates on both the PC and console versions of the game.

 

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The new competitive season will include some changes that aren't quite here yet, and lets Overwatch players built up points that can be used to rank up, and be traded in for golden weapons, sprays, icons, and more. The changes include starting Overwatch players in lower ranks, where they can work their way up, instead of falling for the first few games thanks to half-baked matchmaking.

 

One of the things that Blizzard did, that I liked, is that you could still play "Off Season" competitive matches. Playing the off season matches allowed people who love the format, rules, and play style of competitive mode aren't waiting so long between seasons.

 

Some of the changes we should expect are the new map that's on its way known as Oasis, Symmetra will receive her Photon Barrier and Shield Generator, and hopefully more. I'm hoping we get some Christmas-themed outfits and weapons, as my brother who 'hooks all day' with Roadhog wants a Santa Claus outfit for his hog.

Resident Evil 7 is 'the ideal image' of Resident Evil 1

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

Capcom has a lot riding on the new Resident Evil 7 game, but during an interview with Eurogamer, game director Kōshi Nakanishi explained large golden nuggets of details on Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.

 

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Nakanishi said that Capcom might have reached the original Resident Evil concept, saying: "It almost feels like this time around we were able to achieve the ideal image of what Resident Evil 1 could be. Given that you have all these photo-realistic environments and you're able to traverse through them with a first-person perspective, having that level of immersion, with all the latest technology, it was kind of cool to be able to be like, here's that very, very original concept from the very beginning, and we're able to take that vision and really apply".

 

Nakanishi talked about the enemy count in Resident Evil 7 "more frequent, more abundant, and at the same time it almost lessened them, almost cheapened the feel of each encounter". The team has put a lot of thought into what the adversary means to the gamer, with Nakanishi continuing: "At the end of the day, each adversary should represent a fear. Something that means when you encounter them you are scared. At the same time, because you're scared, when you do overcome them you feel a greater sense of triumph, so that's definitely something that we were trying to strive for".

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Rainbow Six Siege second DLC season pass available now

By: Ma Yong Kang | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

You can now buy Rainbow Six Siege next year season pass if you want to get all those DLCs at their day of release. Yet, if you still want the items from year one, you gotta buy that year one season pass or unlock them with in-game cash. Eugh...

 

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The year 2 season pass gonna cost you $30. It will include every bit of content for Xbox One, PS4 and, of course, PC. According to Gameranx, here's what you can expect for year 2 content:

 

Operators and bonus DLC

 

  • 8 new Year 2 operators across 4 seasons
  • 8 exclusive headgear customisations
  • 8 exclusive uniform customisations
  • R6 Carbon charm
  • 600 R6 Credits to purchase in-game content

 

VIP perks

 

  • 7-day early access to each season's new Operators.
  • 10% discount in in-game shop
  • 5% Renown boost to unlock in-game content faster
  • 2 extra daily challenges

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Titanfall 2 DLC trailer shows all its content flawlessly

By: Ma Yong Kang | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Last Tuesday, Respawn Entertainment detailed the content of Titanfall 2 first DLC but, we only got a glimpse of the Ion Prime Titan. We only got words of it. Well, the studio have awarded us with an jaw-dropping trailer today.

 

 

The trailer show us in the first part how the new elite wingman pistol gonna look, follow by an execution animation from the new Ion Prime Titan, the newly integrated phasing into your enemy execution and finishing with another execution from the Scorch Prime Titan.

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Grand Theft Auto IV updated for first time in six years

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

The last patch for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV dropped in 2010; six years later and out of the blue, Rockstar has dropped one more.

 

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The update primarily addresses issues that prevent the game from running as it should on modern systems. So, if you experienced issues like not being able to sign in to Games for Windows LIVE servers, anything related to Windows 8 or newer, crashes, or restricted graphics options on new video cards, you should be good to go now. As a bonus, there are a few bug fixes and minor performance optimizations.

 

Hit the source if you want the full notes; boot the game now to grab the update.

EA: No new Battlefield for a couple of years

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

With Battlefield 1 smashing barriers and lauded as a triumphant FPS achievement, EA has no plans to make another Battlefield game for at least a couple of years. But the reason why isn't so obvious and straightforward: it's less about disturbing the actual series than it is about disturbing the game's engagement.

 

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EA Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen details a critical look at the company's strategic plans when it comes to future games and the Battlefield series. Jorgensen affirms that EA's business model is focused on long-term engagement, which encompasses monetized content like microtransactions, DLC packs, downloads, and overall interest-driven content. So EA has no plans to quickly interrupt Battlefield 1's long-term engagement plan with another annualized release in the franchise--plus it doesn't want to "cannibalize" Battlefront 2.

 

"We won't have a new Battlefield back for a couple years. Next year we'll have Battlefront 2. But we're looking at all of our games and asking how might we provide additional opportunities for the player to engage them. The players want to engage deeply in the games. Our model internally isn't a financial model, it's purely 'how do we drive engagement,'" EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said at the Nasdaq 35th Investor Program.

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UK ad agency: No Man's Sky wasn't falsely advertised

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

If there was a controversial game of 2016 award, it would have to go to No Man's Sky, for its years of hype - it had the world taken by storm when it heroically fell from gaming grace, and was one of the biggest disappointment to thousands of gamers. It was only days ago that the new Foundation Update was released, adding and fixing parts of No Man's Sky, with Hello Games founder Sean Murray finally breaking his silence, after going dark when the game was released.

 

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That hasn't stopped the UK's Advertising Standards Agency going over claims of No Man's Sky's listing on Steam was misleading, with upset gamers who provided screenshots, videos, and text about the game pre-release. In the evidence provided, the pre-release version of No Man's Sky had improved graphics, had better performance (instead of the myriad of problems PC gamers had) and planetary exploration.

 

These clips and explanations from the developer teased alien life, ship battles and warping - with gamers upset with the final state of No Man's Sky when it launched. The ASA disagreed in the end, saying that the materials provided were "largely representative of the final product and "unlikely to mislead" consumers", reports Engadget.

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Valve add gloves to CS:GO in its newest update

By: Ma Yong Kang | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

After their hat adventure with Team Fortress 2, skins for guns in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the newest addition to Valve cosmetics' ranks are gloves?

 

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Valve have just introduced a new Glove case to CS:GO. It features 17 community designed skins for your weapons but unlike all other cases, you can earn gloves in this one. For the first patch, you have 24 of them which you can see for yourself in the image. We can safely assume that there will be others coming soon.

 

A new Steam Group lobbies feature have been added. Instead of partying with your friends, Valve states that you can "view and join lobbies created by members of the Steam Groups you belong to. Steam Group Lobbies will be listed in the Steam Groups tab on the Main Menu. Create a group that reflects your CS:GO interests, or join one of the thousands of Steam Groups representing various communities, countries, languages, and common interests.".

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