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Professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team Ninjas in Pyjamas has hit headlines with the Swedish pro gaming team firing its CEO, Per Lilliefelth, after claims that he hasn't been paying his players.
With NIP pulling in huge prize money and in-game sticker sales, Breitbart reported that players haven't been paid. NIP started off by denying the claims, saying that it was all "misinformation" and "incorrect conclusions", but followed through with a statement that said it was: "time to bring in new people with more suitable properties, skills and experience to lead Ninjas in Pyjamas in the future".
NIP added: "As CEO of a company Per is the individual ultimately responsible for the business, and since he is a pragmatic person he accept[ed] responsibility for the mistakes that have been made. It is time to bring in new people with more suitable properties, skills and experience to lead Ninjas in Pyjamas in the future. The business and industry has changed, it is time to take it to the next level".
Valve is celebrating the launch of Steam Machines with a huge PC gaming sale, with 45 games on sale. Each of the 45 games are compatible with SteamOS, which means you can buy a Steam Machine and play any of these games without a problem. As for the games, here's a list:
- Alien: Isolation ($24.99)
- Amnesia: The Dark Descent ($4.99)
- ARK: Survival Evolved ($20.09)
- Audiosurf 2 ($7.49)
- Axiom Verge ($13.99)
- BattleBlock Theater ($5.09)
- The Banner Saga ($4.99)
- Bastion ($3.74)
- The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth ($8.99)
- BioShock Infinite ($7.49)
- Borderlands 2 ($4.99)
- Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel ($19.99)
- Braid ($7.49)
- Broforce ($10.04)
- Broken Age ($8.49)
- Chivalry: Medieval Warfare ($4.99)
- DiRT Showdown ($2.99)
- Dungeon Defenders ($2.99)
- Dust: An Elysian Tail ($2.99)
- Dying Light ($29.99)
- Fez ($1.99)
- Galak-Z ($15.99)
- Gang Beasts ($13.39)
- Grim Fandango: Remastered ($5.09)
- Half-Life 2 ($2.49)
- The Long Dark ($11.99)
- Metro Redux ($7.49)
- Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor ($16.99)
- Octodad: Dadliest Catch ($4.99)
- Portal 2 ($4.99)
- Roundabout ($3.74)
- Serious Sam 3 ($9.99)
- Shovel Knight ($10.04)
- Soma ($25.49)
- Spec Ops: The Line ($5.99)
- The Stanley Parable ($3.74)
- Super Meat Boy ($2.99)
- Tabletop Simulator ($13.39)
- The Talos Principle ($13.59)
- To the Moon ($2.49)
- Transistor ($4.99)
- Tropico 5 ($9.99)
- Victor Vran ($12.99)
- The Witcher 2 ($3.99)
- XCOM: Enemy Unknown ($7.49)
While the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 may have been FUBAR, it was super popular on the Xbox One and PS4 in the UK with 91% of all physical sales of the latest Call of Duty sold on current-gen consoles.
According to UK chart company GfK Chart-Track, only 1% of UK gamers purchased Black Ops 3 on PC, 8% on the last-gen Xbox 360 and PS3 and the rest of them scooped it up for the Xbox One and PS4. The PS4 took a huge 48% chunk, leaving the other 43% to the Xbox One.
Can you believe it? Fallout 4 is here! We've already got an expansive, kick ass review from Derek on the PS4 version of the game, but I grabbed the PC version and installed it just now. Excited to pump some hours into it while I review my Acer Predator X34.
The Acer Predator X34 feature a curved 34-inch panel at 3440x1440, with NVIDIA's G-Sync technology and a refresh rate of 75Hz, which can be overclocked to 100Hz. I wanted a new game to spend time playing on the monitor, so I fired up Fallout 4. But what's that? I can only see up to 2560x1440, which is just super disappointing for a game being released on the tail end of 2015.
Hopefully Bethesda fixes this up soon, so if they haven't seen it now - Bethesda, are you listening? Provide some love for us UltraWide users, will you?
After months and months of waiting, Fallout 4 is finally here. As with any massively open world created by Bethesda, Fallout 4's Commonwealth can be daunting in its scope. Fallout 4 is truly titanic in nearly every way and sometimes that can be pretty intimidating, especially when it's all brand new. Fear not, brave traveler! TweakTown has you covered. You can use our handy tips and hints guide to help point you towards the path of wasteland mastery.
One of the most important tips I can give you is to be totally mindful of how Perks and SPECIAL stats work. Fallout 4 makes some key changes to character progression, and some SPECIAL stats are more weighted than they used to be. All of them are important, but some of them have a more dramatic effect on earlier levels. In this section, I'll tell you what kinds of things you want to shoot toward depending on your style of play.
You don't have to have your character completely planned out from step one. Don't get yourself in a tizzy looking at all the perks and trying to maximize and plot out every aspect of your progression. This should be a more fluid, natural experience. That being said you need to have a general idea of what you want to do in the game. I've come to find that Agility is really important, so don't neglect it. Action Points determine the max sprinting rate, melee attacks, VATS and sneaking efficiency, which are pretty universal.
Take-Two Interactive isn't happy when users create unauthorized mods using the GTA V toolset, and the publisher will often flex its power to shut them down. We've seen game companies instantly squash copyright content across YouTube and the like, but Take-Two is pretty serious about GTA V mods--especially when a free mod offers an alternative to the massive cash crop that is GTA Online.
It looks like Take-Two went far enough to send hired muscle in the form of private investigators to intimidate one such modder. GTAV modder ntauthy, who's responsible for GTA V's popular FiveM mod that completely circumvents GTA Online, reports that two PI's showed up on his doorstep. The modder says the PI's were sent by the publisher in an attempt to persuade him from continuing further development on FiveM.
"So I just got a pair of PIs at my door claiming to be sent by Take Two, handing me a phone with a person somewhere in the UK or US or whatever to 'discuss how to cease my activities with regard to Grand Theft Auto', that 'they know what happened before with Activision and want to not get the lawyers involved at this time', however they 'have tested their legal standing already and are quite certain of their point' and 'aren't willing to accept any solution other than ceasing my activities'. Oh, they also 'couldn't disclose any conversations they're having with other modification developers', didn't want to talk about general modification policy as 'it was just about my case' and admitted they 'looked through my source code'."
On the Xbox One, Star Wars Battlefront will be a 19GB installation while on the PS4 it'll clock in at 23GB. The beta from last month was 7GB on the now current-gen consoles, while the PC download was 11GB. Why is Star Wars Battlefront so small? Well, it is a multiplayer-only title, which would shave some of the installation size - but it's a breath of fresh air for sure, with these 50GB+ installations lately.
With close to $100 million in funding so far, Roberts Space Industries is going to infinity and beyond with Star Citizen, but so is one gamer in particular, who has spend $30,000 on the unfinished game so far, with no signs of stopping.
Ozy311, or Chris spoke with PC Gamer, where he said that he has taken up second jobs to fund his Star Citizen adventure, where he calls Star Citizen creator Chris Roberts one of the most influential people of his life. Even after spending $30,000, Ozy311 says that he'll continue to spend more on the game. Ozy311, or Chris, spent $15,000 on highest package in the game 'The Completionist with the Million Mile High Club', and many ships after that.
Chris explains where his interest started when it comes to Star Citizen, where he said: "Well, we're all of the era growing up with Star Wars, Star Trek, just the fantasy of not being stuck to this planet. Through growing up with all the different flavors of Star Trek, and Star Wars, Battlestar: Galactica, and Starship Troopers, and Firefly. All these science fiction movies, and you just wish you could live that life. There's always been stabs and attempts at it and, it's not been done correctly yet. Chris Roberts came back after being gone for so long, and had a vision, saying that he felt the technology and the PC market was there now to try to create his ultimate dream. He put forth a Kickstarter and it's done amazingly well. He only asked for $2 million and here we are, over $94 million later, and it's going strong".
Well, we knew this would happen - well at least I did - and here we are, Fallout 4 is experiencing performance problems on the Xbox One and PS4. Users are reporting that the frame rate drops to well below 30FPS, even when there's no on-screen action.
One user 'Kenzodielocke' reported that on his PS4 the game "has massive problems holding the 30fps when inside buildings, cages or whatever you have a load time when you get in". He continued: "This get's way worse when people shoot at you or throw molotow cocktails. I am no technical expert, but I think this game might be locking itself like The Witcher 3 did. Firefights in buildings feel exactly like fights in The Witcher 3 in the swamp when it's raining. In the open world the game has hiccups too, but not as bad as in buildings. This just isn't fun, when you can't even aim properly because of the frame rate".
The thread on NeoGAF is huge, so feel free to read through it for more people complaining about the performance and FPS in Fallout 4. There are people without problems, but it seems like even with the day one patch, performance issues are there.
We all know that Blizzard would make untold amounts of money if they were to release a new Warcraft or Starcraft game, but at Blizzcon, not only did the studio release the full trailer to the Warcraft movie, it teased sequels to two of its biggest franchises.
During an interview with Starcraft II lead developer Tim Morten and GameSpot, Morten said: "I can tell you that, today, our focus is 100% on this content that we've announced here at the show. What the future holds really depends so much on what we hear back from players. We love RTS, we love this genre. The StarCraft universe is fantastic; the Warcraft universe clearly has more stories that can be told".
He continued: "There are new Blizzard IPs; there's the potential to make completely new stories altogether. We want to hear back from our players what they would be excited about, but as a team, we've just been so busy finishing Legacy of the Void and teeing up this new content that we haven't had a chance to make any decisions".