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Assassin's Creed Origins: DLC 'The Hidden Ones' trailer

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 14 hours, 56 mins ago

Ubisoft has released a new trailer showcasing the DLC 'The Hidden ones' for Assassin's Creed: Origins.



The DLC will be a continuation of the Assassin's Creed Origins story and will allow players to explore the new region Sinai Peninsula. Players will be investigating a conflict between occupying Roman forces and a rebel group.


Assassin's Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones will be released on January 23 and will be available for an additional purchase of $9.99. Season Pass owners will be glad to know that the DLC is included in their yearly pass.

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PUBG to ban over 100,000 cheaters in one single wave

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 14 hours, 57 mins ago

With a game that has sold just under 28 million copies and daily see's over 2 million playing at a given time, it's fair to say there will be some people who really want that chicken dinner and use cheats to ensure they get it. Who am I kidding, there is A LOT of people who cheat in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and if you believe The PUBG Development and Community Team, things are about to change.




Recently in a post on the official Battlegrounds forums, PUBG developer 'PUBG_Hawkinz' has said that since 1.0 release, the development team has prioritized a fair and competitive environment for gamers.


"We recently discovered a new pattern of cheats in action. This week, we performed a thorough gameplay data review of 10 million players and completed analysis of tens of millions of data logs. Through this exercise, we were able to identify over 100,000 instances of the new pattern related to use of cheat and now we have confirmed that it was clearly an attempt of compromising our game. These players will be permanently banned in a single wave. This is an example of additional measures we will be taking on top of the basic detection systems in place."

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Dragon Ball FighterZ gets launch trailer days before release

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 17 hours, 27 mins ago

It is only a few more days until Dragon Ball FighterZ gets fully released, and in order to keep the anticipation high Bandai Namco has put out a launch trailer and a character trailer for Android 21.



We already know that Dragon Ball FighterZ will be featuring a story mode but some were confused on how the new character Android 21 would fit into that since she is a completely original to the game.


According to the description of the launch video, players will "Join Goku, Piccolo, Vegeta and the rest of the squad as they take on a mysterious new foe, Android 21."

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Rust will leave Steam Early Access on February 8

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 18 hours, 36 mins ago

People that follow Steam Early Access releases know that some titles can get stuck in this development phase and never see a full release. Well Rust is now not one of them as the game is due for release on February 8.




Facepunch founder, Garry Newman, has announced this news on a blog post explaining that the game will be leaving Steam Early Access but in no regard is it a completed product.


Newman says that Rust will be breaking into two separate versions, one for bleeding edge updates and another for the main game which would be more stable.

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Far Cry 5 official PC system requirements revealed

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 19 hours, 58 mins ago

Ubisoft has revealed the official PC requirements for their upcoming Far Cry 5, they have said that the game will automatically detect users' hardware and calibrate for optimal performance.




According to Ubisoft's official news post on their Far Cry 5 website, the game will be featuring what seems to be everything that a PC gamer wants when it comes to customization for optimal performance.


Kirill Bragin, the PC version producer on Far Cry 5 was quoted in the news post and said "In order to help ensure PC players have the best experience possible, the Benchmark feature and video memory usage meter will help you analyze your system and calibrate the myriad visual options, including variant aspect ratio support, FOV adjustment, optional FPS locking, and resolution scaling."


Bragin continues: "Players won't need to dive into the calibration menus if they don't feel like it, the game will auto-detect the user's hardware and will set the matching quality preset and resolution." Furthermore, Far Cry 5 will support multi-GPU functionality, allowing players to significantly improve performance."

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Father of Sonic joins Square Enix to work on new game

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 3 hours ago

Yuji Naka, who's credited with programming and helming the original Sonic games and basically pioneering the Blue Blur's definitive gaming experience, is now working with Final Fantasy publisher Square Enix on something new.




While Naka didn't actually jump from SEGA to Square Enix--he left the company in 2006 to start up his own indie studio called Probe--the move is quite interesting to say the least. Square Enix is gearing up for a number of games in its next fiscal slate and beyond, some of which we actually know about (Final Fantasy VII: Remake, another NieR game, Octopath Traveler, the new Marvel Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy game, etc) but Yuji Naka's project might be one of the mystery ones left in the dark.


"Just a quick note to let you know, I joined SQUARE ENIX in January. I'm joining game development as before, and strive to develop games at SQUARE ENIX. I aim to develop an enjoyable game, please look forward to it," Naka wrote on Twitter.

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Stardew Valley was the most downloaded Switch game in 2017

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 4 hours ago

Stardew Valley, the beloved Harvest Moon-esque game of growing crops and managing a ranch, has become the best-selling game download on the Nintendo Switch in 2017...beating out the games-makers own titles.




Stardew Valley was the most downloaded Switch game of last year--that's according to Nintendo's announcement which was highlighted in a new report published by SuperData's senior analyst Elena Fedina. The firm highlights that the indie sensation has sold over 3.5 million units to date, and in January 2018 alone the active playerbase has jumped 13% year-over-year to 700,000 players.


What's the secret to Stardew Valley's success? Dedication, love, and scratching a particular itch gamers have been feeling for years. "[The game's] success is also the result of an incredible amount of work and dedication," Fedina writes in the report.

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Games industry may make $170 billion in 2018, firm predicts

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 10 hours ago

The global video games industry could pull in a staggering $170 billion this year, according to a new report released by analyst firm DigiCapital.




In DigiCapital's latest forecast report, the firm foresees the games industry continuing to grow at a rapid pace up until 2022, which should converge with a new generation of games consoles and a litany of fresh new games across the full hardware spectrum (not to mention new iterations on the service game model and other lucrative business strategies). The firm says the global video games market, which includes hardware, software, peripherals and components across the entire world, could reach as high as $170 billion in 2018 - a big jump from the $108.9 billion that Newzoo predicted would be earned in 2017.


Mobile gaming will take the biggest part of the earnings pie with up to $60 billion earned in 2018, representing about 35% of the maximum prediction for the year, and could reach a huge $90-$95 billion by the end of 2022. Given how steadily mobile gaming has risen in the wake of free-to-play microtransaction games across the globe (especially in Asia where they're particularly popular and profitable) this certainly makes sense.

God of War director confirms no season pass for the release

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 18 hours ago

As we wait patiently for the release of the new God of War, Cory Barlog, the director at Sony Santa Monica Studios has taken to Twitter to announce that the game will not be featuring a season pass of any kind.




Just last week we saw what the God of War Collectors Edition would provide fans and now to keep the hype moving forward we have now learned that the game will have "No season pass" according to Cory Barlog.


This doesn't mean that the game will not have a DLC as this could still be a possibility for the PS4 exclusive. Single-player game fans can now rest at ease knowing that their "wide linear" single-player game will not harbor the modernized money making traits that most AAA title games do these days.


Trailer for Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition released

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 19 hours ago

A trailer for Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition has been released showcasing the upcoming Nintendo Switch release.



Originally the game was a 2014 release on the Wii U, the Definitive Edition contains the full game from the Wii U and all expansions, including Yuga and Ravio from A Link Between Worlds.


Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition for the Nintendo Switch will feature two player local multiplayer which can be accomplished by giving each player a Joy-Con controller. The Definitive Edition will release sometime this Spring, as there is no official confirmation date for release.