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Battlefield 4

New Battlefield 4 patch launches on PC


Fixes client crashes among other things
Dec 10
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... read
Minecraft 1.7.4

Minecraft 1.7.4 is out now with Twitch streaming support


Watch me stack blocks!
Dec 10
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... read
3DS updte

That huge 3DS system update is live right now


Miiverse and eShop wallet unification
Dec 10
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... read
Look at dat fur!

Next-gen dog fur comes to Riley in Call of Duty: Ghosts


Patch provides Nvidia's PhysX and Fur
Dec 01
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... read
PS4

Killzone: Shadow Fall patch fixes things and adds stuff


Left-handed support among the additions
Nov 30
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... read
Killzone: Mercenary

Killzone: Mercenary gets patch so it can get more patches


Best. News. Ever.
Nov 26
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... read
Xbox One

Here's how to update an offline Xbox One (Update)


It's as easy as Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo
Nov 20
[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... read
Call of Duty

CoD: Ghosts PC patch reduces required RAM amount


Further support for MLG also implemented
Nov 19
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... read
PS4 day-one update

Download the PS4 day-one update right now


Install it from a flash drive
Nov 13
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... read
Xbox One patch

Xbox One can do 'nothing' until patch is installed


Get ready to wait on Christmas morning
Nov 13
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... read
Batman

Major Batman: Arkham Origins patch coming within the week


Where's WayneTech when you really need it?
Nov 01
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... read

PS4's day-one patch is 300 MB, adds several features


Even online play requires patching!
Oct 25
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... read

The Stanley Parable dev to remove offensive images


Update incoming
Oct 25
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... read
You are now free to save in Lumiose City
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... read feature

Dota 6.78 Patch Analysis

Dota 2 6.79: Patch Analysis: Heroes


It's like playing a whole new game
Oct 21
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. read
Dota 2 Patch Analysis

Dota 2 6.79: Patch Analysis: General and Item Changes


Prepare to unlearn EVERYTHING!
Oct 20
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 ... read
Killzone: Mercenary

Killzone: Mercenary gets another 1GB patch


I hope you have a big memory card
Oct 18
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... read
Naughty Dog

Naughty Dog rolls out first DLC for The Last of Us


New patch also aims to provide more balanced multiplayer experience
Oct 16
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 ... read
ATLUS

Dragon's Crown cross-platform multiplayer now live


New patch allows PS3 players to play with Vita owners
Oct 16
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! read
Injustice

Injustice: Gods Among Us Patch 1.06 is live


Tons of characters have been tweaked
Oct 01
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... read
Rogue Legacy

Rogue Legacy for Linux and Mac 'very close' to done


Patch also in the works
Sep 23
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. ... read
Total War: Rome II

Total War: Rome II rolls out its second major patch


Over 100 more fixes in tow
Sep 23
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... read
GT6 large day one patch

Gran Turismo 6 will have a large patch on day one


12 months of planned support and updates
Sep 18
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... read
Hawken

Hawken's Ascension update is the biggest yet


The free-to-play mech shooter now has an overhauled leveling and tutorial system
Sep 16
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... read
Rome II patch on the way

First Total War: Rome II patch coming on Friday


It's just a flesh wound
Sep 05
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... read

Dynasty Warriors 8 Xbox 360 patch incoming


Slowdown defeated an officer
Jul 22
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... read
Blood Dragon

'Reset garrison' option added to Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon


Oh, it's on!
Jul 10
After burning through Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, there's only so much left to do in the game before you never touch the thing again despite how ridiculously fun it is to hunt down critters with a neon bow. That was especially t... read

Dreams come true: FEZ to be patched on Xbox 360


Phil Fish delivers miracles like an angry Santa Clause
Jul 05
Phil Fish, fancy lad and angry boy, has proclaimed to the world that FEZ will be patched once more on Xbox Live Arcade. As Gabrielle herself sung in the 90s, dreams can come true (look at me, babe, I'm here with you).&nb... read
Xbox patch fee is gone

Microsoft reportedly no longer charges for patches


Okay, how about indie self-publishing now?
Jun 27
Eurogamer is reporting that Microsoft has ended its unfortunate policy of charging developers hand over fist to patch Xbox 360 games. Instead of granting just one free update, developers allegedly can now submit subsequent up... read
Retro City Rampage

Retro City Rampage adds mod support and enhanced graphics


The retro gaming-inspired title is reduced on Steam today
Jun 25
Retro City Rampage was released on almost every system possible last year but the PC version is getting a lot of love today. Not only is it reduced by 75% to just £2.99/$3.74 in Steam's Daily Deal, developer Brian Provi... read
SimCity Mac

Mac version of SimCity pushed back until August


Update 5 brings more bugfixes
Jun 06
Sad news Mac gamers: you'll have to wait another few months before you can get your hands on SimCity. The release has been pushed back until August, since Maxis has decided that it is "not ready for primetime yet." With the t... read
Dota 6.78 Patch Analysis

Patch Analysis: Dota 2's 6.78 patch changes everything!


Buy Aghanim's Scepter OR ELSE
Jun 05
Every so often, a patch hits the original DOTA that changes a million things all at once. Then, about a week later, that patch hits Dota 2. These patches are infrequent enough to get used to them, yet frequent enough to ... read






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