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Earlier this month we heard that the highly anticipated Starbound patch that would eliminate any future character wipes would be coming within about a week. Though it took a bit longer than that, we can all rejoice, because C...
Did you know that Star Trek Online calls its major updates "Seasons"? It's as if the MMO were a TV show! That in mind, it's almost funny that it's also following TV trends with its latest update, which is called Season 8...
The "for the children" UK internet restriction filters are going full bore this month. You remembered to opt out, right? If you didn't, not only are you going to be prevented from seeing my erotic Sonic fanfiction (which is u...
I have family visiting this week, and I was going to boot up the Xbox One today to play some Dead Rising 3 with them. But after reading about the mandatory 13GB patch on The Escapist, I'll probably need to play something else...
Riot Games has kicked off Season 4 of League of Legends, which will eventually lead to the massively large League Finals match. If you're interested, you can watch upcoming matches like the North American LCS Spring Spli...
As part of an ongoing attempt to fix its game as much as possible before pumping out any more DLC, DICE has launched another update for Battlefield 4 on PC, as well as updates for PS3 and PS4 intended to improve general ...
The clever coder "Durante" who has been "fixing" the available resolutions of games like Dark Souls and Deadly Premonition following their release, has now turned his attention to the recent PC port of Metal Gear Ri...
DICE has rolled out a new Battlefield 4 update for the Xbox One, several days after pushing out another one for PC. Much like the latest one for PC, this Xbox One patch fixes the "kill-trading issue" where two ...
Have you run out of things to hit in Dragon's Crown? Perhaps it's time to go back, as ATLUS has released an update for the game on PlayStation Network today which gives players a whole lot more to do.  A new difficulty l...
Whilst it was well received by critics, sold over 275,000 copies and I did enjoy my first hands-on experience with the game, Monaco sadly never hooked me in. Maybe it was the lack of regular co-op buddies or some confusing le...
Cellar Door games recently announced an update to Rogue Legacy, the procedurally generated platform game in which players explore an ever-changing castle, one familial generation at a time. It's a really great game, easy to l...
If you see "Battlefield 4" or "DICE," it's likely the word "patch" is about to follow. I don't see that changing anytime soon, unfortunately. The latest patch for the PC version of the game, out now, addresses an issue with t...
Digital Extremes has rolled out the first update for Warframe on the PS4, addressing a multitude of issues ranging from missing sounds to players falling through elevators. On top of that, the update adds a whole bunch o...
I never thought there was anything particularly difficult about Sonic Lost World on the Wii U, but apparently some people out there don't agree. As a result, SEGA has rolled out a fan-centric patch that allows you to ear...
With future DLC on hold, DICE have been busy trying to fix the many issues that Battlefield 4 has been suffering from since its launch. Part of that effort has been reflected in their latest PC patch, which aims to fix a...
Minecraft version 1.7.4 is out today, and this update will let you stream to Twitch with a simple key press. To set this up, you'll need to link your Twitch and Mojang accounts together, which only takes a few minutes. Just h...
The Nintendo 3DS keeps getting better and better, and the newest system update is no exception. Version 7.0.0-13 adds the ability to connect to the Miiverse, and link your Nintendo Network ID to access a unified wallet for th...
Just what you've been waiting for PC subjects, realistic fur technology is now available in Call of Duty Ghosts.  A recent patch has added -- not only dynamically-lighted, soft and oh-so pettable fur to Riley, NPC wolves...
A new patch for Guerrilla Games' Killzone: Shadow Fall has been released, altering certain aspects of the game's campaign, fixing various issues, and adding controller support for left-handed players. Chapters seven...
A new patch for Killzone: Mercenary is coming in a few weeks. The patch will reduce the size of the previous patches so more patches can come along and patch the patches with more patches. Patches. After releasing a pair...
[Update: Microsoft has removed the file needed to update Xbox One in this manner. According to director of product planning Albert Penello, "...this file is not the day one update. It's a recovery file. It's much larger than...
A new update for Call of Duty: Ghosts has been rolled out by Infinity Ward on PC, which intends to fix numerous stability issues and provide improved performance for Nvidia and AMD users. Ghosts' third update on PC has a...
Here is something awesome you can do if you are getting a PlayStation 4 on Friday. Kyle Orland, the senior gaming editor for Ars Technica, sent out a Tweet letting us know that we can download the PlayStation 4's day-one patc...
We already knew that the Xbox One was going to have a patch on day one, so will the PlayStation 4. While the PlayStation 4 will let you start playing games while the patch downloads, the Xbox One will be useless. The guys ove...
I'm in no rush to play Batman: Arkham Origins, especially after hearing about the frustrating technical issues some players are encountering. WB Games has reached out to affected players and set up what's in the immediate pip...
I'll want to go nuts with my shiny, angular new PS4 right out of the box, but it looks like we'll have to get the launch day 300 megabyte patch (ver 1.50) out of the way first as it enables several key features. If you want t...
I spent a fair bit of time with The Stanley Parable and didn't find anything offensive, but author Oliver Campbell and others did, and now developer Galactic Cafe plans to release an update to change out two images. Those tha...
A short while after Pokemon X and Y launched, players uncovered a pretty nasty bug -- if you save outside in Lumiose City, your game may freeze, and you might be unable to load up your save. In a title like Pokemon where hund...
Ok, so I tried to cram all of this information into a single post, but it hit the post character limit. So with the General and Item changes out of the way, here they are, the Hero balance changes from the recent Dota 2 6.79 patch. Did you unlearn what you knew about gold, day/night, the jungle, and lane equilibrium? Good, now prepare to do the same for just about ALL THE HEROES.
So, ummm. The game of Dota 2 has changed in a BIG way. First of all, normally these giant patches hit the original DOTA first, then making their way over to Dota 2 about a week later. That didn't happen. This patch ...
I'm really enjoying Killzone: Mercenary -- when I can find the space to fit it on my Vita. I obtained the game digitally, only to find out that there was a massive 1.1 GB launch patch, and even with a 32 GB memory card my cap...
The Last of Us is now supplied with its first ration of downloadable content, Naughty Dog has announced. The Abandoned Territories Map Pack includes four fresh maps and a handful of new unlockable items for those that enjoy ...
Dragon's Crown is now equipped with cross-platform multiplayer in North America, Atlus USA has announced. A new title update allows PlayStation 3 and Vita players to set aside their differences and band together in four-player co-op adventures. Happy hunting!
Remember that Injustice: Gods Among Us character balance patch? Well it's here, and hopefully it'll save us from the same few characters being used in tournies over and over. Black Adam and Zatanna are probably the biggest tw...
Right before it released on Steam, I was mostly hopeful -- but still somewhat worried -- about whether or not Rogue Legacy would catch on, which I believed the game fully deserved. It has. And gosh, that makes me happy. ...
After its first big patch fixed a number of major issues with the game, Total War: Rome II now has a second set of changes that rolled out last week. Over 100 fixes are listed, most notably the changes to unit speeds, and gam...
As with Gran Turismo 5, the upcoming Gran Turismo 6 will have a hefty patch upon its December release, followed by a year's worth of planned support and updates. Gran Turismo 6 creator Kazunori Yamauchi, speaking to Eurogamer...
The free-to-play mech shooter Hawken has been in beta since the end of 2012 but the Ascension update that was released over the weekend is the biggest since the game's launch. One of the most significant overhauls was the tu...
Less than a week after its release, Total War: Rome II is getting its first patch on Friday. This will be aimed at fixing bugs and crashes, as well as some gameplay balancing tweaks. Patch notes aren't currently available, bu...
While I adored the latest iteration of Dynasty Warriors 8, it appears the Xbox 360 version was not quite as superb as the PS3 alternative. Fans have reported some real bad slowdown, severely hampering the game. Fear not, thou...