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Fallout 4's new workshop mode is great for settlement enthusiasts

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 1 hour ago

Fallout 4 is getting a new workshop mode that lets you build your ultimate settlement anywhere at any time with unlimited resources. There's just one catch: They're not actually real.

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Fallout 4's new virtual workshop mode is basically a holodeck simulation where you build crazy settlements in unique areas that aren't actually settle-able in the base game. The mode is part of the Creation Club, and lets you build a settlement in specific world zones like the GNR Building, in a radioative atomic crater, and even on a deserted island.

While PC modding absolutely annihilates vanilla Fallout 4 settlement management, this feature is great for anyone who wants to dabble in vanilla building before moving on to the main event. It's a great entry point and serves as a good alternative to PS4 players who don't get expansive mod support. The only downside is the settlements aren't real and you can't interact with them outside of the VR pod simulation--they're not technically part of your narrative experience.

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New Fallout 76 update glitch drops armor by up to 20%

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 3 hours ago

A new Fallout 76 update introduces a glitch that lowers armor rating after reloading.

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Bethesda accidentally bugged legendary armor sets in Fallout 76 with Update 16, lowering their overall effectiveness. After reloading while wearing a full legendary armor set, some players report their overall damage resistance gets lowered despite the armor being at full durability. One video shows a sizable 20% DR drop from 519 DR to 414 DR while wearing the Vanguard Thorn armor set.

This forces users to un-equip and re-equip the armor every time to reset and get the full damage resistance. The stats aren't affected and the armor set bonuses are still intact. The glitch also doesn't happen every time to every armor set, and it's likely Bethesda is already working on a fix.

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The Game Awards is turning into a global E3 with 'The Game Festival'

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 9 hours ago

The annual Game Awards event are about to get underway, and right before everything is about to kick off show-runner Geoff Keighley has announced The Game Festival.

The Game Festival is a new "digital consumer event concept" that will be apart of The Game Awards this year. According to the blog post, The Game Festival is a first-of-its-kind digital consumer event that will give gamers a hands-on experience with soon-to-be-released games through demos. For this year's award show, The Game Festival will launch a digital pilot program on Steam that will allow gamers to play a dozen demos of upcoming games.

The window if playable opportunity only lasts for 48 hours, but for those 48 hours, players will be able to download demos from some of the most highly anticipated games. Keighley says that The Game Festival is designed from the ground up to be an event without barriers as he says that he understands that not everyone can physically attend the award show. Keighley calls The Game Festival "a completely digital approach to the consumer event space". The full list of the game demos has been provided in the entirety of this post.

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This Goose game is one of the reasons why you should love the internet

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 10 hours ago

Back in the early 2000's people were just starting to become connected, it wasn't like it was today in terms of push notifications, easily accessible trailers, and the massive library of video games at your fingertips.

So this is where gratitude comes into play, we really have to appreciate that if it were twenty years ago, we would have never seen games made like Untitled Goose Game, or at least we would have never heard about them. Untitled Goose Game is made by House House and is one of the reasons why you should love the internet because if it wasn't for the internet, then you would have never heard about this puzzle-stealth title.

Of course, this is a joke. You can love or hate the internet for whatever reason you deem reasonable. But if you want to look at something that might make your smile appear because of its creativity, then check out the above trailer. In short, Untitled Goose Game lets players torment NPC's as a Goose. Players can pick up objects that NPC's require and run away with them, stalk NPC's, quack at them, check off torture missions, and so on. Untitled Goose Game is releasing on PS4 on December 17th.

All of the money made from Jak and Daxter reissues is going to charity

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 12 hours ago

Naughty Dog is doing a bunch of charities a massive solid by donating all the proceeds they generated with the reissues of the Jak and Daxter series.

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If you didn't know, not to long ago Naughty Dog did a reissue of their classic Jak and Daxter series and boy did it sell like hotcakes. The collector's edition reportedly sold out in just hours, and the standard edition was gone in a week. While you'd probably think that Naughty Dog would just take all of that money and throw it into new game development, the developer is doing something a bit more humble with it.

Naughty Dog has announced that all the money from Jak and Daxter, Jak 2, Jak 3 and Jak X: Combat Racing will be going to charities. The following charities are the ones that have been selected by Naughty Dog: K9 for Warriors, Child's Play, Surfrider Foundation, LGBT Center for Los Angeles, Able Gamers, and DAGERS. According to Naughty Dog President, Evan Wells, "We're proud to lend our support to these groups advocating and advancing important work for accessibility, environmental conservation, veterans, the LGBTQ+ community, and children's hospitals."

Forza Horizon 7 receives 72-player battle royale mode 'The Eliminator'

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 16 hours ago

With the likes of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Fortnite, Apex Legends and many other battle royale games doing the rounds -- it wasn't going to be long until driving games received a battle royale mode. Forza Horizon 4 is now included in that list with "The Eliminator" mode... check it out:

Forza Horizon 4's new The Eliminator battle royale game mode sees 72 players starting the round, where you'll need to beat them in one-on-one races. You begin with the basic Mini Cooper, and then after each round you'll earn better cars or if you scour the map you'll find car drops around with better vehicles to ride.

The map is shrinking just like other battle royale games, so you'll need to keep racing until you're the only one left -- and cross that final finish line. It doesn't sound too bad at all and not some 'me too' battle royale game as developer Playground Games has been working on The Eliminator mode since before the official release of Forza Horizon 4.

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Next-gen Xbox's name will reflect its function, Microsoft boss says

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 18 hours ago

Xbox consoles aren't named arbitrarily. The first one was named after Direct X, the Xbox 360 was named because it represents a circle that orbits your living room, and the Xbox One was billed as an all-in-one solution for gaming and multimedia. So what will the next-gen Xboxes be called?

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Microsoft is currently working on two next-gen consoles, reports say. Project Scarlett is a duo of systems: Anaconda, the high-end version that belts out native 4K 60FPS, and Lockhart, a pared-down system with reduced RAM that hits 1440p 60FPS. Both will use similar hardware like a new AMD SoC with a Zen 2 CPU and Navi GPU, a proprietary SSD to supercharge loading times, and GDDR6 memory. They're aimed at two different markets, though. Anaconda is for enthusiasts, and Lockhart is for gamers who want to experience next-gen without the higher price.

So what will they be called? According to Microsoft's Phil Spencer, each console is named accordingly based on its function and role. This strongly hints Project Scarlett will break the Xbox One moniker and forge ahead with a new naming scheme. The Xbox One family has served its purpose across three separate consoles, the last two of which saved the Xbox One brand itself.

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Halo: Reach spawned 3 million players in its launch week

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 20 hours ago

Microsoft's latest launch figures for Reach shows everyone wants to play Halo on PC. Who knew?

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Halo: Reach is a massive success on PC and managed to pull in huge launch week figures. The landmark shooter amassed a whopping 3 million players combined on Xbox One and PC in one week.

As usual Microsoft's figures are maddeningly vague. We have no way of extrapolating how many copies Reach sold on PC (remember it's included in the $40 bundle as well as sold separately for $10), and we don't know how many of those 3 million players are on PC. Reach was also included free on the Master Chief Collection on Xbox One.

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Sony brings more PS4 games to PC, other exclusives to follow?

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 21 hours ago

Sony is slowly but surely breaking down its walled garden. First we had cross-play, and now Sony Interactive Entertainment is bringing its published PS4 games to PC.

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Starting with MLB The Show, the first major first-party PlayStation exclusive is coming to PC. Sure Sony doesn't actually own the rights to the games--MLB licenses the franchise to Sony--but it's still a pretty big step towards multi-platform gaming.

Now Sony is bringing yet another one of its published games to PC. A new Epic Games listing for Predator: Hunting Grounds, the new live service multiplayer survival game, has a very curious publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment.

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It begins: The first PS4 exclusive coming to PC

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 1 hour ago

Sony announces that its MLB The Show games are breaking exclusivity and coming to other platforms like Xbox One and PC.

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For years, Sony Interactive Entertainment's first-party San Diego Studio has been making MLB games exclusively for the PlayStation 4. Starting in 2021, that will change. SIE will effectively be developing and publishing a game that now releases on other systems, reinforcing Sony's plan to start branching out to PC.

"The historic expansion of the long-standing partnerships will bring MLB The Show, for the first time ever, to additional console platforms beyond PlayStation platforms as early as 2021. Complete details will be announced at a later date," reads an official MLB press release.

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