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90s hit 'Blood' is being remastered by Nightdive Studios

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 34 mins ago

Blood was one of my favorite games of the 90s so the news that Atari and Nightdive Studios are remastering the 90s classic brings warmth to my heart, with Atari saying that there will be more news on the game "in the coming weeks".




Nightdive Studios has said that it is going to be providing a "better user experience for contemporary atudiences", so expect more of a polish to bring the game up to 2019 standards, versus a full remake. Nightdive will be providing both DirectX and Vulkan API support for the Blood remastered release, with improved modern netcode and Steamworks integration for the modding community.


Blood will be available on both Steam and GOG in a 'One Whole Unit' package that will pack both the game and its expansions.


If you didn't play Blood in the 90s you really missed out on a freaking classic, as it was built on the same 'Build Engine' that powered other 90s classics like Duke Nukem 3D and Shadow Warrior. Blood was developed by Monolith, who at the time went to make the beyond awesome No One Lives Forever (NOLF) and F.E.A.R. which was also super-popular.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 'Absolute Zero' update is here

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 1 min ago

Activision and Treyarch are pushing out a new update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, with 'Operation Absolute Zero' dropping in the next few hours and offering a bunch of new stuff.



Included in the new 'Operation Absolute Zero' patch will provide a new Specialist, while Blackout gets a new location and Zombies will receive Daily Callings challenges and other new goodies. Treyarch is also getting into the festive season, with Black Ops 4 receiving a new Holiday Event and new chilly costumes for the snow, with the trailer above detailing what to expect.

GeForce GTX 1070 with GDDR5X could be around the corner

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 3 hours, 12 mins ago

ZOTAC has done an accidental oops that was quickly removed, teasing for a moment a purported GeForce GTX 1070 that features GDDR5X memory like the bigger brother in the GTX 1080.




The leaked model continues to pack NVIDIA's GP104 GPU which features 1920 CUDA cores, but the big change here is the 8GB of GDDR5X memory. VideoCardz has noticed that the GDDR5X-based GTX 1070 from ZOTAC has a TDP of 250W, which means this is just a GTX 1080 with artificially disabled CUDA cores. This would be strange, but NVIDIA could have an excess of GTX 1080s that they want to get rid of, so they could disable CUDA cores and release a GeForce GTX 1070 with GDDR5X.


NVIDIA could also have a crap load of GDDR5X memory left that it can't use, since GDDR6 is the way forward with the GeForce RTX series graphics cards. Whatever is happening, we could expect a GDDR5X-based GeForce GTX 1070 to be unveiled in the very near future.

Beyond Good and Evil 2 is Ubisoft's biggest game yet

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 37 mins ago

Beyond Good and Evil 2 looks incredibly ambitious, and should be a dream game for Ubisoft.



Ubisoft's business model focuses heavily on engagement, and all of its games have live services. Beyond Good and Evil 2 will be no exception: everything we've seen so far shows it was built from the ground up as a online live service game with tons of monetization opportunities and engagement hooks. The sci-fi RPG's galactic scope rivals some of the biggest names in the industry and looks to be a cross between No Man's Sky's exploration and feel with Grand Theft Auto's open-ended chaos, all wrapped together with a unique visual style. After all, Ubisoft describes it as a "seamless online playground" that's designed to be explored alone or with friends.


It's been a while since we saw Beyond Good and Evil 2 in action--it was formally announced at E3 2017 with an amazing trailer--the devs showed off some new pre-alpha gameplay to whet our appetites. No release date was confirmed (maybe expect a 2019 or 2020 release) but we did get some interesting tidbits, including ship augments and a true idea of just how big the game is.

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Doom creator adds new levels in free Sigil expansion

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 3 mins ago

To celebrate Doom's 25 anniversary, John Romero is releasing a spiritual successor to the original's fourth chapter.




1993's demon-slaying shooter Doom is getting a big new mod from one of the original creators. Hand-crafted by Romero himself, Sigil is a new free mod that expands the old-school bloodbath FPS with nine new singleplayer levels and nine multiplayer maps. Slated for release in mid-February 2019, the "megawad" directly continues Doom's story arc and carries the series forward (unofficially, of course) by taking players back to a demon-infested Earth.


"After killing the Spiderdemon at the end of E4M8 (Unto the Cruel), your next stop is Earth - you must save it from hellspawn that is causing unimaginable carnage," Romero said on the announcement page. "But Baphomet glitched the final teleporter with his hidden sigil whose eldritch power brings you to even darker shores of Hell. You fight through this stygian pocket of evil to confront the ultimate harbingers of Satan, then finally return to become Earth's savior. In summary, rip and tear!"

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New Monster Hunter: World expansion Iceborne announced

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 19 mins ago

Capcom today announced Iceborne, a huge new expansion for its wildly successful Monster Hunter: World online game.



Like any major service game, Monster Hunter: World has evolved with a ton of free content updates to engage players. Funded by microtransaction earnings, Capcom has consistently rolled out new activities and events for players...but now it's time for a major content drop. Introducing Iceborne, Monster Hunter: World's new premium expansion slated for Autumn 2019 on PS4 and Xbox One.


Iceborne promises to be a "massive expansion" that adds new monsters (and some old beasties like the Naracuga), fresh regions and environments to explore, new hunter attacks, an expanded quest ranking, and lots more--probably new weapons and styles to boot. Exact details remain unknown but we know it's coming in Fall 2019 and that it'll be pretty big.

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Witcher 3's Geralt comes to Monster Hunter: World

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 41 mins ago

In a surprise announcement, CD Projekt RED will infuse its RPG storytelling prowess into Capcom's monumentally successful Monster Hunter: World online game.



Geralt of Rivia is coming to Monster Hunter: World as part of an ambitious crossover event, Capcom today announced. The Butcher of Blaviken isn't the only thing coming to the Monster Hunter universe: he'll bring CDPR's memorable quests to the fold as well, alongside a horde of beasties like leshens, nightwraiths, and more.


Geralt will bring his sword-and-sorcery blademaster skills to the primal Monster Hunter series, and Doug Cockle is back to voice the gruff mercenary. This apparently isn't a cheap crossover event, but instead something both Capcom and CDPR took quite seriously. "A lot of love from both Capcom and CD PROJEKT RED was poured into taking the best elements from Monster Hunter: World and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and crafting a unique RPG gameplay experience for fans of both game series," reads Capcom's announcement.

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Obsidian's The Outer Worlds won't have microtransactions

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 15 mins ago

Despite being published by Take-Two Interactive, a company that makes millions from microtransactions, Obsidian's new RPG won't be monetized via engagement avenues.




Today's gaming landscape is dominated by live service games that rake in considerable cash--so much so that it's actually surprising when a game doesn't have them. Thankfully Obsidian's new sci-fi RPG The Outer Worlds is a singleplayer-only, story-driven experience without any online multiplayer. So it makes sense the game won't be monetized in the typical way with microtransactions, lootboxes, and skins (a surprising contrast to Bethesda's online-only Fallout 76).


The Outer Worlds lead director Tim Cain confirmed that the dreaded in-game purchases won't be in the game. Instead the RPG will roll back to the olden days of full game sales and, you know, actually making a quality release that drives revenue. "There are no microtransactions in the game. You buy it once and then enjoy it forever," Cain told GameStar.

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Avengers 4: End Game Trailer, 289 million views in 24 hours

By: Jak Connor | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 17 hours, 41 mins ago

Just two days ago, Marvel Studios finally released the first trailer to next years upcoming Avengers 4. The trailer received a lot of traction and has now been deemed the "most viewed trailer in history" with a gargantuan 289 million views in just 24 hours.



The announcement comes from the Marvel Studios official Twitter and has used the metric of measuring all of Marvel's channels and totaling all of the views. To give a comparison, the Avengers: Infinity War trailer scored a huge 230 million views just over the course of its first 24 hours of release, and the newly released Lion King trailer managed 224.6 million views.


Diving into what the trailer shows us now, just as expected Marvel have left us with a plethora of questions to be answered. After the last moments of Infinity War and the epic cliff hanger that everyone has been left on, we ask ourselves what will the Avengers do and how much time has passed since the dreaded snap. We see Scott Lang or Ant Man at the end of the trailer, if you have seen Ant Man and the Wasp we know that Lang was trapped in the quantum realm or at least we assumed so. It appears he has survived the snap and has returned to help. We also see an angry and now violent Hawkeye which is now converted into the new hero Ronin.

Concerns about Super Smash Bros. UItimates 'Spirits Mode'

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 18 hours, 41 mins ago

After spending some time playing the Adventure Mode in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, concerns have become more than apparent with the length of mode and the monotony of it.



Most players that have picked up Super Smash Bros. Ultimate have tried the Adventure Mode by now. When first jumping into it I can say I was running off the hype of finally having having my hands-on Ultimate, but after spending a decent amount of time playing the mode and still not having all of the fighters yet, I feel is a issue that I'm not alone in facing. So after spending around 15 hours in the mode, I had a feeling of unsuspected monotony coming forth, I wished that already had all of the fighters when really I still had quite a long way to go unlock them. Eventually I came to the conclusion that I wished that the Adventure Mode was much shorter or at least that I had access to many more characters in a shorter period of time.


Many owners of Ultimate have chosen to use a few tricks to unlock each of the fighters instead of natively doing it through the story. Professional Super Smash Bros. player and the best player in the world for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U released the above video showcasing how to unlock all the fighters without completing the storyline. So it seems the community is divided on this topic, I can honestly say that despite the repetitiveness of Adventure Mode I will still be finishing the campaign, and I also still really enjoy the whole idea of Spirits and the customizations that they bring.

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