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Battlefield 1: Apocalypse DLC details aerial dogfights

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 11 hours ago

DICE and EA have come forward and shared news about their upcoming DLC for Battlefield 1, "Apocalypse." The DLC is going to be adding a range of new maps, guns and concentrates on aerial dogfights.

 

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The new expansion is due to arrive next month, with the developer detailing the DLC with a new mode called Air Assault. The mode will feature aerial dogfights but sadly will only be available to play on two maps, "On London Calling and Razor's Edge."

 

DICE have not forgotten the ground troops either though, as the DLC is also bringing a new range of anti-aircraft weapons to the game. The DLC patch notes mentions the adding of the "the Assault Class's AA Rocket Gun" which "arms infantry soldiers with a way to assist airborne team mates and deliver serious damage to enemy aircrafts."

 

Players that want to get their hands-on the Apocalypse DLC will have to have a Premium Pass as this DLC is not free.

Epic Games doubts the success of their own MOBA Paragon

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 14 hours ago

Epic Games community coordinator, Edgar Diaz has taken to the sub-reddit of their MOBA, Paragon, announcing that the company has doubts towards the path they have laid out for the aspiring success of the game.

 

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The sub-reddit post details that the company has been trying to push the MOBA out into the mainstream view but has failed with updates since its release to early access back in March last year.

 

The post continues to elaborate why the playerbase is not growing, saying "of new players who try Paragon, only a small number continue to play regularly after a month. Though Paragon has evolved, no iteration has yet achieved that magical combination of ingredients that make for a sustainable game."

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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition will release next month

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 16 hours ago

One of the most classic real-time-strategy games ever made has been completely revamped and is on its way back to the world of PC gamers. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition has been confirmed to be arriving on February 20th.

 

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According to a post on Major Nelsons website, Microsofts Creative Director, Adam Isgreen confirmed that Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is due for a release on February 20th. The price of the remastered game is quite appropriate coming in at just $19.99.

 

The Definitive Edition will feature a modernized 4K graphical upgrade, a re-recording of the original soundtrack, campaign narration for every mission and even support for the classic LAN play.

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Crytek starts sign-ups for Hunt: Showdown closed Alpha

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 18 hours ago

Crytek is getting into the gaming spirit in a better way this year, by opening up their upcoming multiplayer-focused Hunt: Showdown with a closed Alpha starting soon.

 

 

Hunt: Showdown has gone through enough of its own problems during development, with concept changes, name changes, and multiple issues at Crytek itself in the meantime. But that hasn't stopped the team from pushing out more details on Hunt: Showdown, and now the closed alpha.

 

If you don't know about Hunt: Showdown, it's Crytek's new free-to-play, 4-player co-op first-person shooter dunked in a Van Helsing-like / Civil War-era with steampunk-inspired weapons.

 

From there, two-player teams will compete against themselves to hunt down an AI-controlled monster in a huge open-world map. You can team up with other players, or decide to hunt on your own, as well as showing off CRYENGINE's beautiful graphics. I'm not hyped, but I'm not hyped - I'm right in the middle for this, and will wait to check it out.

Activision CEO to leave company

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 22 hours ago

After nearly 8 years of leadership, Activision CEO Eric Hirschberg is leaving the publisher.

 

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Since 2010 current acting Activision CEO Eric Hirschberg has presided over some massive hits for the publisher including the most recent Call of Duty WWII--and some failures, too, like Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. However that tenure is coming to an end as Hirschberg prepares to depart the company by the end of the current fiscal year in March 2018.

 

"Serving as Activision's CEO has been an honor and a thrill," Hirshberg told GameSpot. "This is an amazing company, one which routinely delivers epic experiences for our fans on a scale that no one else can. I have nothing but admiration for the incredible team I have had the privilege to lead. And I have nothing but appreciation for Bobby Kotick for giving me this transformational opportunity, and also for having the vision and conviction to champion a creative person for a leadership role on this scale."

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AI could one day fuel in-game microtransactions

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

Artificial intelligence may one day find its way into the billion dollar revenue stream of in-game microtransactions.

 

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In a recently leaked paper, a data firm recently outlined how AI could be used to propel players to in-game purchases even further than lootboxes and other engagement-monetizing schemes. The paper outlines a few key instances where an in-game AI would offer a prompt to let players know that if they spend money, they could do X better, whether X is aiming, finding better loot, you name it. Essentially rather than having publishers control the engagement cycle in how players are typically led towards these purchases, an AI would do it instead.

 

This abstract could neatly fold into EA's new experimental SEED division, which includes AI among its many next-generation technology focuses. Other publishers like Blizzard, Activision, Take-Two Interactive, Ubisoft (and of course EA) could benefit tremendously from this new method...but only if it's handled just right.

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Playground Games making new Fable, sources say

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

Apparently Fable isn't dead after all, and Microsoft is keen on filling the very noticeable void of first-party games in its Xbox One lineup.

 

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Playground Games' new unannounced project is a fresh entry in the Fable series, sources have told Eurogamer. The game should be follow the typical formula of open-world RPG, but also may have service-based elements of some form simply because Microsoft thrives on online engagement via Xbox LIVE.

 

However it appears the new Fable game could be primarily singleplayer-driven, especially after how Fable Legends fell apart. Sources say Microsoft was interested in resurrecting Fable because of Sony's big win with Horizon: Zero Dawn, which sold over 3 million copies on PS4. Of course the Xbox One's install base is lower than Sony's PS4, but the publisher could make up for it in other ways, such as in-game purchases and other monetization options.

 

Or it could be totally single-player offline-only gaming in a throwback to the old-school days of the franchise.

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Metal Gear Survive will feature microtransactions

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

Next month Metal Gear Survive will be released, it has been discovered that the game will feature microtransactions and also the requirement of a constant internet connection.

 

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Konami has joined a large amount of modern day releases by implementing micro-transactions into their game. Metal Gear Survive will have an in-game store that will allow players to purchase virtual currency that can also be obtained through standard gameplay.

 

Konami has not revealed what these micro-transactions will officially be as of yet, but from the image below we can see that most of the ones available are boost packs which can be assumed are for experience gains. As the game is not complete yet, these micro-transactions could be a subject of change, as the community gives their feedback.

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Surprise character hits Dragon Ball FighterZ before launch

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

Days before the launch of Dragon Ball FighterZ, a new character has been revealed in the latest issue of the V-Jump magazine, Android 21 with a majin buu makeover.

 

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Reported by Gematsu, Bandai Namco has revealed that the next fighter to join the lobby of playable characters within Dragon Ball FighterZ is going to be Android 21.

 

Android 21 was revealed to us back in September, but all that was known is that she played a pivitol role in the games storyline. What is most interesting about Android 21 is her appearance, even though she is an Android character it appears that a transformation can occur which turns her into a Majinn Buu like creature.

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God of War: Stone Mason Edition unveiled

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 14 hours ago

A week ago we learned that the new God of War isn't going to be an open world game, and now more news has surfaced with what the games special edition is going to be on release.

 

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A listing on GameStop's website has revealed what the special edition will be providing players, bonuses to the additional game will include collectibles such as a statue, carvings, a digital comic, art book and more.

 

Not only will players receive real-life collectables but also a bunch of digital content is provided as well such as a in-game armor set, custom shield and a dynamic theme. From the GameStop listing, it appears that the Stone Mason Edition will be priced at $150.

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