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The latest v1.021 patch for Just Cause 3 on the PC offers improved memory management, as well as fixing up the stability when you exit to the desktop from the game. The new patch is just 99MB in size.
Avalanche Studios only just released the v1.02 patch for the PC and consoles last week, with the PC patch weighing in at 132MB - but the consoles were slapped with a huge 3GB patch. The v1.02 patch offered improved loading times, performance improvements and more. Avalanche explains the improved stability when exiting to the desktop: "As some of you will be aware, there was an issue that would sometimes cause the game to crash when exiting to desktop. The cause of this issue has been identified and addressed with this update".
The studio explains the memory management improvements: "In addition to fixing the exit to desktop crash, this update also improves Just Cause 3's memory management across a variety of hardware configurations. Some systems will feel this beneficial impact more than others".
A new rumor suggests that Nintendo will show off its new NX console at a closed session at CES 2016 in Las Vegas.
So far Nintendo has kept its promise not to release new information about the NX until 2016, leaving the community to piece together details from patents and rumors. Although we've been given clues on what the NX might be, a new rumor circulated by Nintendo Enthusiast claims that Nintendo is inviting third-party developers to show off what the system has to offer. This means we might see a slew of new information release as early as January 2016, even if Nintendo pushes NDA's to attendees.
The publication was also told by a trusted source that the Nintendo NX will be on par with the Xbox One in terms of hardware power. This is an attempt to keep the console at a competitive price point when pitted against Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4. The Japanese gaming giant has said in the past that the NX will be "unique and different" and that it'll be truly next-generation in power, however the Xbox One itself is quite limited. Like the Xbox One and PS4, AMD is believed to be making the NX's APU chip.
Capcom developer "wbacon" has confirmed in the Steam forums for Dragon's Dogma that the upcoming PC version of the game will feature customizable hot keys, among other juicy bits.
"Content wise, the port team stuffed everything else they possibly can into the base game plus some extra features fans had asked for," he writes. "That includes new Achievements for high level players (most are post game & BBI-related), customizable item hot keys, graphics and performance enhancements, and other nice-to-have nips and tucks that greatly improves the overall Dragon's Dogma experience."
You can see the customizable keys in action below (Lantern toggle is bound to NUM1; NUM2 is bound to healing regen items; NUM3 is bound to stamina regen items; NUM4 is bound to Eternal Ferrystone), which wbacon notes are "very handy, especially in the heat of combat."
Sometimes the indie community has some very innovative stuff to show the world, but not all the time. In this case, a small indie studio comprised of two fine gentlemen in Poland have released the most splendid game ever: Oh...Sir!
This superb example of gaming mastery was devised as part of a game creation event called amJam and was put together in a mere 42 hours. They took the theme they were given, "this parrot is no more" from Monty Python, and ran with it. The result is a game that delights the senses in a most delicate way.
Oh...Sir! pits players in 1v1 combat against each other, letting you construct and hurl cleverly concocted insults using the choices given to you during the round. You take turns and have a limited time to come up with the most adroit insults possible.
PS4 fans will be happy to hear that the first DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will drop on February 2, 2016 - thanks to an announcement from publisher Activision and developer Treyarch.
The new DLC is called Awakening, with the new Black Ops 3 DLC including four new multiplayer maps - Gauntlet, Splash, Rise and Skyjacked. There'll also be a new Zombie mode included, something that has been titled "Der Eisendrache". Awakening will cost $15, and is included as part of Black Ops 3's season pass, which costs $49.99. As for the four new multiplayer maps, here's the breakdown:
Razer has already entered the Android micro-console world in a big way with their Forge TV that started shipping to hungry hands in May of 2015. Their Cortex platform should help by providing an influx of popular new games and an easier way to find them.
It hasn't been the most popular option, with devices from NVIDIA and Amazon taking the crown, but now they've brought the Razer Cortex platform to the Forge TV, which should help to boost its popularity. This is much the same way that NVIDIA provides made for Tegra games through their Shield store, except the games found in Cortex won't be specifically remade for the Snapdragon found within the Forge TV.
A lot of the games that are making their debut were already available on the OUYA, which was picked up by Razer recently, but are now being made available again. The majority of titles are of the the indie variety, but there are some old school AAA gems found in there, like Sonic the Hedgehog and Bomb Squad.
A brand new game in the beloved Tales JRPG series is coming to PS4 and PC. Tales of Berseria, as it's called, will feature a tweaked battle system: think free run by default, free camera rotation, and the ability to assign multiple artes to different buttons, which can be exploited for combos.
PC players will be especially happy because it no longer features the 30 FPS lock as seen in Tales of Zestiria. As you can see from the trailer, gameplay and cinematics are much smoother for it. While Zestiria eventually saw the release of a mod that removed the lock, it's nice that no such thing will be required this time.
Berseria doesn't have a release date yet, except to say it's due to launch in Japan sometime in 2016.
In celebration of everything Star Wars, CineFix has spun 8-bit gold by recreating the original trilogy as if it were an old Nintendo game.
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens utterly smashing box office records and invading our galaxy, the Force has never been stronger with gamers and ultra-geeks. Just about everyone is scouring the web looking for supplemental Star Wars entertainment, whether it be reviews, comics, books, games or super nerdy live-action battle reenactments. The clip above does just that and more: it reminds you what your childhood could have been like if this "game" had indeed been real.
Although J.J. Abrams has taken us on a new journey across the future of the franchise, CineFix takes us back to where it all began. The sci-fi adventures of our youth are re-visited with an epic excursion into the heart of Star Wars magic. A smattering of memorable scenes have been recreated in painstakingly awesome 8-bit detail, chronicling Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi in progressive stages of console history. A New Hope, for example, resembles the early NES version of The Legend of Zelda, whereas Return of the Jedi takes on a Genesis-style action side-scroller feel.
After losing his wife and job to his Fallout 4 addiction, a hopelessly hooked gamer is suing Bethesda Softworks for damages.
As any seasoned Fallout or Elder Scrolls gamer knows, Bethesda RPG's are as addicting as any drug. These massive open-world games can swallow up hundreds upon hundreds of hours of time if you're not careful, but are the creators to blame for your inability to break the immersion? A 28 year-old Siberian gamer thinks so, and is suing Bethesda Softworks for a total of 500,000 rubles (or $7,000 USD) after losing his wife and job by playing Fallout 4 for three weeks straight. The gamer wants the developers to compensate him for the "emotional distress" caused by the game.
"If I knew that this game could have become so addictive, I would have become a lot more wary of it. I would not have bought it, or I would have left it until I was on holiday or until the New Year holidays," a statement from the Fallout 4 addict reads.
GTA V is getting it's annual holiday update today that has a lot of great holiday themed stuff. And snow. What good would celebrating the holidays in this fashion be without a nice helping of snow in Southern California?
Among the cool new things you'll be able to find are new holiday themed pajamas, masks, other sweet clothing and even the ability to have your very own Christmas tree in your home and your yacht. Don't forget to head on over to Ponsonby's. You'll be able to find a costume just like the one worn by Billy Bob Thornton in Bad Santa.
Rockstar also plans on having special gifts make their way to all platforms for anyone that logs in. And yes, because snow is in the forecast, so too are snowball fights! The special holiday themed Los Santos will be changing back to normal on January 5th 2016.