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GTA fans may have found the voice actor of the male protagonist in GTA 6

Jak Connor | Apr 11, 2024 8:57 AM CDT

Since the release of the Grand Theft Auto VI trailer, fans have been tearing apart every frame to see if they can figure out what to expect in the game when it releases. One of the main aspects fans are looking for is who is behind the main protagonists.

GTA fans may have found the voice actor of the male protagonist in GTA 6

The two main protagonists, Lucia and Jason, have been a topic of the GTA community since Rockstar Games released the trailer back in December, with many fans theorizing the voice behind Jason would be iconic voice actor Troy Baker, who is known for his performances in The Last of Us, Far Cry 4, BioShock Infinite, Borderlands, Uncharted 4, and many more popular titles. Baker is one of, if not the most decorated voice actor in the video game community, which means it's no surprise that GTA fans hoped he was behind one of the main protagonists in the most anticipated game of all time, GTA 6.

However, the theorizing recently came to an end when Baker confirmed he was not playing the male protagonist, leaving fans to re-dive back into the trailer to find more clues. A post on the GTA 6 subreddit showed a resume by a New York-based actor named Gregory Connors. On the resume was a credit for a "lead" role in a Rockstar game set to release in 2025. Notably, after the Reddit post, Connors removed the "lead" credit from his resume, leading fans to believe he is definitely involved in the project somehow.

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Investigation launched into games crashing on these high-end CPUs

Jak Connor | Apr 11, 2024 12:34 AM CDT

Owners of certain generations of high-end CPUs are reporting an increasing frequency of game crashes, which are now being investigated by the manufacturers.

Investigation launched into games crashing on these high-end CPUs

Intel has announced it's investigating recent reports of game crashes for owners of Intel's latest 13th and 14th Gen Core i9 desktop processors. The owners of these CPUs are saying that games such as The Finals, Fortnite, Tekken 8, Hogwarts Legacy, Remnant 2, Alan Wake 2, Horizon: Zero Dawn, The Last of Us Part 1, and Outpost: Infinity Siege are crashing unexpectedly. According to reports from The Verge and Ars Technica, Intel initially believed it was an "isolated issue" but now has escalated it to a potentially more widespread problem.

Additionally, CPUs such as the i9-13900KF, i9-14900KF, i9-13900KS, and i9-14900KS may fall victim to the same issues, considering they are all the same basic silicon. Furthermore, user reports indicate that the i7-13700K and i7-14700K series may also be affected.

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Blizzard games are returning to China thanks to a new deal with long-time partner NetEase

Kosta Andreadis | Apr 10, 2024 11:02 PM CDT

Blizzard games like World of Warcraft and Diablo have been prominent in China for several years, thanks to a deal made with local publishing and gaming giant NetEase to bring its popular games and franchises to the country. However, the deal between the two expired in 2023, with Blizzard and NetEase pointing the finger at each other - citing the other party as the reason for the agreement not being renewed.

Blizzard games are returning to China thanks to a new deal with long-time partner NetEase

It got so heated that NetEase employees tore down a World of Warcraft statue at its offices, with both companies suing each other. Well, it looks like time heals all wounds - or a change in management does. With Microsoft now in charge of Activision Blizzard and its properties, a new deal has been struck to bring Blizzard Entertainment games like Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo back to China this summer.

As part of the new deal, both parties have also agreed to explore bringing NetEase titles to Microsoft Xbox and other gaming platforms in the West.

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DLC-sized Starfield mod lets you create a colony with mechs, turrets, farms, and more

Kosta Andreadis | Apr 10, 2024 9:34 AM CDT

Bethesda Game Studio's post-launch support for Starfield has been slow; in seven months, the studio has only managed to release a handful of patches focused on bug fixes and a few tweaks. Granted, a few of these patches have been massive, with hundreds of fixes and updates, but it's all MIA in terms of new content, overhauls, or even official mod tools.

DLC-sized Starfield mod lets you create a colony with mechs, turrets, farms, and more

Enter TGs Galactic Colonies Expanse from TankGirl444 (available via Nexus Mods), a new DLC-sized mod that expands the game's building and Outpost systems. Apparently, this modder took a month or so to put together (with help from other mods), and it's the most exciting Starfield news in months.

It dramatically expands the game's Outpost mechanic, revamping how materials are gathered and adding more detailed buildings, new structures called biodomes, and even a farming system, which can then be processed to create new food and recipes and a way to earn credits.

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Battlefield 2042 development ends, 'maintenance' to continue as focus shifts to next game

Kosta Andreadis | Apr 10, 2024 8:29 AM CDT

EA and DICE have provided an update on Battlefield 2042 or an announcement confirming that the current season will be its last. Season 7, Turning Point, added a new map set in Chile, new weapons and gadgets, and continued to right the wrong that was Battlefield 2042's disastrous launch.

Battlefield 2042 development ends, 'maintenance' to continue as focus shifts to next game

"It is now necessary for us to turn from the present to the future," the post writes. "What this ultimately means is that Season 7 will serve as the final season for Battlefield 2042. After Season 7 concludes, we will continue to support the game with new in-game challenges, events, modes, and, of course, ongoing maintenance, but we are moving away from delivering official seasons."

You can probably guess what this means. DICE, Criterion, and Ripple Effect are now focusing on the next multiplayer and single-player Battlefield experiences, with a new team from Motive (Dead Space Remake, Star Wars: Squadrons) joining the Battlefield team.

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Nintendo kills online gaming for the Wii U and 3DS

Jak Connor | Apr 10, 2024 3:15 AM CDT

Fans of Nintendo consoles will be saddened to hear that the end of an era has finally come as the company has officially axed its online services for the Wii U and 3DS.

Nintendo kills online gaming for the Wii U and 3DS

While many gamers knew the decision to end online support for the two consoles was coming it still doesn't make the news any easier to read, as iconic titles such as Mario Kart 7 and Splatoon have now become single-player experiences. If that didn't make you upset, the original Super Mario Maker is now officially redundant as as players will no longer be able to download new community created levels.

As for the consoles themselves, the 3DS had a bit of a rough start after it was released, but it eventually found its success due to the slew of popular titles that were released on the platform. The Wii U, on the other hand, never quite made it and is widely considered the moderately-sized black duckling of Nintendo's line of gaming consoles, with only 13.56 million total unit sales since its release.

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Star Wars Outlaws launches August 30, PC version to feature Ray Tracing, DLSS 3, and Reflex

Kosta Andreadis | Apr 10, 2024 2:59 AM CDT

Ubisoft has announced the release date for the highly anticipated Star Wars Outlaws, which will be available on August 30 for PC and consoles. Earlier today, we reported on how Ubisoft has partnered with Intel on the game for the PC release. Still, for those looking for the latest and greatest in PC graphics, you'll be pleased to learn that it's also set to support all of the best game-enhancing RTX technologies.

Star Wars Outlaws launches August 30, PC version to feature Ray Tracing, DLSS 3, and Reflex

Ubisoft Massive leads development on Star Wars Outlaws, which will feature real-time ray-tracing, DLSS 3 Frame Generation, Super Resolution, and NVIDIA Reflex for smooth and responsive performance and controls. The game runs on the studio's impressive Snowdrop engine, which was last seen in Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and, before that, The Division 2.

As an open-world planet-hopping action-adventure, Star Wars Outlaws sees you take control of "cunning scoundrel Kay Vess and her loyal companion Nix" in a story that takes place between Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

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Check out these self-heating, fingertip-less compression gaming gloves for pro gamers

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 9, 2024 10:08 PM CDT

GamerTech announced its new Magma Glove gaming gloves at PAX East 2024 last month, featuring active heating that optimizes hand performance in cold environments while gaming. Alright, now I've seen it all. Check out the new Magma Glove below:

Check out these self-heating, fingertip-less compression gaming gloves for pro gamers

The new Magma Glove features active thin film heating that GamerTech designed for cold gaming sessions, with the new esports gloves utilizing a reflective layer that keeps heat inside the glove, with thin layers of graphene carbon heaters in particular parts of the hand and wrist, keeping your hands at optimal temperatures. The gloves feature a timed heating cycle, which wearers can tweak with three different heat settings.

It might not seem like much, but with esports gaining more and more respect throughout the world -- especially with the International Olympics Committee agreeing that esports is a legitimate sporting activity -- competitive gamers are winning huge prize pools at tournaments and online. Just like regular sports, the temperatures of gamers have a negative effect on reaction times, with hand agility decreasing across all activities in cold temperatures... even a tiny fraction of a delay can result in a loss.

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Ubisoft chooses Intel as CPU partner for Star Wars Outlaws, includes optimizations for 14th Gen

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 9, 2024 9:00 PM CDT

Ubisoft has just announced it has partnered with Intel as its exclusive CPU launch partner for Star Wars Outlaws, which will see optimizations for 14th Gen Core CPUs and game bundles for select 14th Gen Core CPUs and laptops. Check it out:

Ubisoft chooses Intel as CPU partner for Star Wars Outlaws, includes optimizations for 14th Gen

The partnership between Ubisoft and Intel will see performance optimizations for Intel's current-gen 14th Gen Core "Raptor Lake Refresh" CPUs that will ensure Raptor Lake-S and Raptor Lake-HX processors will have the very best experience possible when playing Star Wars Outlaws.

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Lenovo confirms that it's already planning the sequel to the Legion Go handheld

Darren Allan | Apr 9, 2024 6:52 AM CDT

Lenovo's Legion Go hasn't been out that long - the Steam Deck rival launched back in October 2023 - and already the PC maker is planning its successor.

Lenovo confirms that it's already planning the sequel to the Legion Go handheld

This news emerged from the Lenovo Innovate 24 conference that just took place in Bangkok, Thailand, where tech journalist Chris Stead spoke to Clifford Chong, gaming category manager at Lenovo Asia Pacific.

You can watch the interview in the above YouTube clip, and Chong makes it clear that Lenovo is already mulling over a Lenovo Legion Go 2, and what features that device could run with to improve the gaming portable.

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