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The new DOOM is a 'slow generic console multiplayer shooter clone'

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 23, 2016 7:51 PM CDT

We have been all over DOOM news for the last few months, with our recent stories like the PC version of DOOM being neglected, and the game having the 'trademark id Tech texture streaming issues' on consoles. I don't know how Bethesda and id Software let this happen, but all developers are doing it these days.

Well, on the /r/pcmasterrace subreddit, user 'alkavan' asked "Hey, seriously, can someone actually explain to me what's wrong with the new DOOM? I pre-ordered it but for nice price with b-day discount voucher on GMG. And of-course I would never per-order any game now days, but in 1993 when I actually met a computer DOOM, then DOOM II were one of the few, first games I ever saw on PC. I just had to as a tribute. So am I gonna get lots of COD crap here? fuck (Will mention, I never actually played any modern COD game except first and second one)".

'Laxcc' replied with a golden reply, saying: "People expected fast skillful classic arena multiplayer shooter for PC, they got slow generic console multiplayer shooter clone with grind shit like loadouts etc..". '8oD' replied, adding "You level up, FFS" which is an obviously gameplay trait in today's games. 'Laxcc' replied back, adding: "Leveling/Unlocking etc. in shooters is a shitty feature. If game is good it does not need it. Its a shi**y crutch for nolifers to gain advantage just because they farmed first days by playing 3 days stright without sleep so they can stomp people without requiring player skill or training".

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Persona 5 release date listed for July 8 across PS4 and PC

Derek Strickland | Apr 23, 2016 10:35 AM CDT

UPDATE: The Persona Channel website has been hacked, and the apparent release date leak was fake. Sorry for the inconvenience. Persona 5's mysterious countdown timer is still up, and we should still get a major update on May 5.

Persona 5 release date listed for July 8 across PS4 and PC

Original story is as follows.

Persona 5 will see a simultaneous release in July according to the official Persona Channel website.

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Borderlands 3 confirmed, gets new writer and art director

Derek Strickland | Apr 23, 2016 10:21 AM CDT

At a PAX East panel, Gearbox Software confirmed it will begin development on Borderlands 3 once Battleborn and all its accompanying DLC packs are completely finished.

Borderlands 3 confirmed, gets new writer and art director

"It's no secret, obviously there's going to be another Borderlands," Gearbox's Randy Pitchford said during the panel. "We don't even know if we're going to call it Borderlands 3. We could call it Borderlands 4 for all we know." Mike Neumann will be the lead writer for Borderlands 3, taking the mantle from Anthony Burch, and Scott Kester will helm art direction.

Pitchford went on to tease that we could see Borderlands 3 easter eggs in Battleborn. "There's already a lot of Borderlands easter eggs in Battleborn, but they're all from previous Borderlands games. So what if we put easter eggs for future stuff in the DLC?"

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These new Witcher 3: Blood and Wine screens are absolutely enchanting

Derek Strickland | Apr 23, 2016 9:00 AM CDT

CD Projekt RED drops a new batch of Witcher 3: Blood and Wine screenshots, showing even more of Toussiant's enchanting world.

These new Witcher 3: Blood and Wine screens are absolutely enchanting

Blood and Wine isn't only the last DLC pack for The Witcher 3, but it also concludes the story of Geralt of Rivia. In order to send off the legendary witcher out with a bang, CD Projekt RED promises that Blood and Wine will be "even better than the main game". Considering how magnificent Witcher 3 already is, this is a pretty hefty claim.

"I can already tell you Blood and Wine is a fascinating story, with every sort of twist and turn you'd expect from our writers," CD Projekt RED's Marcin Momot said in a new update. "Toussaint, the new realm we're creating for the expansion, is unlike anything you've seen in Wild Hunt - carefree and colorful, but your gut never stops telling you that there's some real dark stuff happening underneath all that."

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Steam to start accepting bitcoin as valid payment option

Derek Strickland | Apr 23, 2016 7:00 AM CDT

According to a leaked post on Steam's official developer forums, Valve will start accepting Bitcoin crytocurrency as a valid payment option for purchases on the digital storefront.

Steam to start accepting bitcoin as valid payment option

"We are excited to announce that Steam is going to start accepting payments via bitcoin," Valve wrote on the leaked forum post. "We're using an external payment provider to process bitcoin payments to help partners reach more customers on Steam. Bitcoin is becoming an increasingly popular online payment method in some countries, and we're enabling a system that insulates partners from risk and volatility while still providing value to the end customer."

The way it works is Valve will charge users like normal, and the third-party payment provider then converts the charged currency into bitcoin based on a daily currency-to-bitcoin exchange rate. The provider keeps the bitcoin and pays Valve the traditional currency value. This way Valve never holds any bitcoin, and the provider essentially converts and exchanges money for bitcoin.

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Blizzard 'failed horrifically' with mysterious Project Titan MMO

Derek Strickland | Apr 23, 2016 4:15 AM CDT

After seven years of development, Blizzard cancelled its ambitious Project Titan MMO in 2014. Now Blizzard dev Jeff Kaplan sheds some light on why Titan collapsed, and how the "devastating failure" inspired the team to create Overwatch.

Blizzard 'failed horrifically' with mysterious Project Titan MMO

"You had a really amazing group that was working on Titan. They were really talented individuals, but we failed horrifically in every way ... In every way that a project can fail. It was devastating," Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan said in a recent interview with GameSpot.

"You had these people who either came from other companies or from within Blizzard, and were used to working on games that were very successful like a World of Warcraft, for example. To go through such a complete and utter failure is very hard for people who are used to experiencing success."

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Horizon: Zero Dawn reportedly delayed into 2017

Derek Strickland | Apr 22, 2016 11:03 PM CDT

Upcoming PS4-exclusive RPG Horizon: Zero Dawn may be delayed into 2017 if an industry insider can be believed.

Horizon: Zero Dawn reportedly delayed into 2017

It's practically a tradition in the games industry today for high-profile titles to get delayed, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that Guerrilla Games' post-apocalyptic RPG Horizon: Zero Dawn may not release in 2016. According to renowned industry insider Shinobi602 will be delayed into 2017, with a release on Sony's new PlayStation Neo console (PS4K/PS4.5).

"Well...Horizon: Zero Dawn's getting delayed to early 2017 from what I'm told. Going to look splendid on PS4k though," reads Shinobi602's Tweet.

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DOOM's for PC was neglected in the beta, but won't be when released

Jeff Williams | Apr 22, 2016 6:05 PM CDT

The PC version of DOOM wasn't exactly the shining example of graphics tech that it should have been, and that we expect from id Software. They're usually the paragon of PC gaming, advancing graphics tech above and beyond the norm. Recently it seems they've fallen to the wayside and been surpassed by the likes of Crytek and others. id Software hasn't forgotten us PC gamers it seems, they just didn't design the beta to be a showcase of the final graphical specs.

A new blog post by id Software tells us to not fret, because they're just as much PC gamers as they once were, and as we are. "PC gaming is in our DNA here at id. Just like so many of you, we also love to tinker with settings to get the exact experience we want - and every ounce of performance our systems can handle." Robert Duffy, the chief technology officer, said in the post. That being said, the final build will be full of the options that we tend to want and enjoy. And the framerate will be uncapped. They detailed the advanced settings that we'll get to play with, and it's quite extensive.

We're told to expect much more information about the underpinnings of idTech 6. This stuff is really fascinating, and it'll be great to see how the rendering pipeline works and see how, or why, the streaming texture issue happened and how they plan on fixing it for the PC. And to reiterate for everyone (myself included): the framerate won't be locked on PC at launch.

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Tekken 7 will have a tournament with a $30,000 prize pool

Jeff Williams | Apr 22, 2016 5:02 PM CDT

Tekken 7 might not quite be released just yet, but Bandai Namco has already announced that they'll be hosting a competitive season when Tekken 7: Fated Retribution does make its way to consoles near us. And if you're brave enough to enter, they're offering up a $30,000 prize pool.

The tournament is entitled King of the Iron Fist and is an event that'll be physically held across North America. They plan on stopping at 16 different cities to set up physical arenas to play in. It'll be absolutely free for anyone who wants to enter and is being conducted in partnership with the Wizard World Con.

The winner at each of those 16 stops will more on to the next round, against each of those 16 winners. Those 16 will then compete to be the overall winner and take home part of that $30,000 prize pool, which will eventually be divvied up amongst those 16.

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New Gears of War 4 multiplayer trailer is exceptionally bloody

Jeff Williams | Apr 22, 2016 1:04 PM CDT

The multiplayer mode for Gears of War 4 makes a gore-filled appearance in the latest trailer. They're emphasizing just how ruthless you can be while competing against others in order to receive the best loot. Just as in the past, it's fast-paced and cover-based, but with better graphics.

New Gears of War 4 multiplayer trailer is exceptionally bloody

The multiplayer beta test is going to officially kick-off on the 25th of April, so The Coalition is showing us but a small glimpse of what to expect once we're able to play. The violence is front and center, as might be expected, but there seems to be much more of it than usual. Enemies splatter across the screen in some truly grisly ways. The gore is expected, though, with plenty of new executions. The trailer is also a showcase of the different new maps and modes you can play. Everything should be very familiar to anyone who's played.

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