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Musings on the Dota 2 6.81 patch photo
Musings on the Dota 2 6.81 patch
by Patrick Hancock

A new update just hit Dota 2, and it brought with it another slew of balance changes in the form of the 6.81 patch. Buffs and nerfs abound, and the future of the game has changed once again. Many have claimed that the 6.80 version of the game was really damn good, and I would certainly agree. Changes had to be made to certain Heroes though, and Icefrog is not one to keep us waiting for long.

I'm not including every single change here, but I have included the ones I feel are worth talking about. I'm also not talking about the bug fixes specifically, but let it be known that the Dota 2 team at Valve really went all out for fixing so many bugs in this patch, including ones that they just introduced (like the Vengeful Spirit bug)!

And please! Let's discuss this patch in the comments. We're already seeing some interesting tournament picks (Sniper?!) which is exciting!

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12:45 PM on 04.25.2014

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes patch coming May 1

Konami has announced that it will be releasing a title update for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes on May 1. The patch will unlock the up-to-now platform exclusive missions "Deja Vu" and "Jamais Vu" (available only in t...

Conrad Zimmerman

3:00 PM on 04.23.2014

Star Trek Online Season 9 goes live, gives peace a chance

Did you like Star Trek: Voyager? I know I did. And from the looks of things, Cryptic Studios does, too, as the newest big update of Star Trek Online titled "Season 9: A New Accord", involves quite a bit of content straight f...

Josh Tolentino

5:00 PM on 04.16.2014

inFamous: Second Son gets a cool-looking Photo Mode tomorrow

Tomorrow's update for inFamous: Second Son will give players the option to turn off the game's heads-up display, cap the frame rate at 30 frames per second, and, after clearing the story, change the in-game time of day. But ...

Jordan Devore





5:45 PM on 04.08.2014

PlayStation All-Stars gets 'Ultimate Balance Update'

Fitting that on the day of the Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct, Sony attempts to remind everyone that the terribly named PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is a game that exists. And it's not that it's a bad game, however...

Steven Hansen



Day-one patch for inFamous: Second Son adds 19 missions photo
Day-one patch for inFamous: Second Son adds 19 missions
by Jordan Devore

As Chris mentioned in his review of inFamous: Second Son, Sucker Punch is expanding the core game with the Cole's Legacy and Paper Trail story arcs. The first of this content will be playable tomorrow as part of a day-one patch alongside difficulty balancing and technical improvements.

Paper Trail is a free set of 19 missions which are said to extend the game by approximately five hours and tell the "full story behind the [Department of Unified Protection's] occupation of Seattle" both in-game and online. This content was co-developed by alternate-reality game maker 42 Entertainment and also includes "web-based investigations."

As for Cole's Legacy, that's also free -- if you have a Limited Edition copy of Second Son. Sucker Punch says this is spread across four story missions, providing another hour of gameplay.

As much as it can be a pain to have day-one updates prevent you from immediately diving into a game you just cracked open, this will be a welcome sight.

InFamous: Second Son's day one patch adds 19 new missions, 5 hours of additional gameplay [VideoGamer]

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7:00 PM on 02.25.2014

Extensive Diablo III patch 2.0.1 goes live for PC today

This may just be the time to give Diablo III another chance ahead of next month's Reaper of Souls expansion. Patch 2.0.1 hits the PC version today, and it's a huge one. Many core aspects of the game have been tweaked in some ...

Jordan Devore

11:15 AM on 02.21.2014

Killer Instinct update wipes the Jail slate clean

Double Helix will release a patch "very soon" that will fix the current known issues with Killer Instinct's Jail mode, the game's penalty for disconnecting before the end of a match. Also included in the update is a seri...

Brett Makedonski

11:00 AM on 02.16.2014

Well that's a crap ton of stuff added to Terraria

The Terraria 1.2.3 update is here and let's just say it's quite huge. To be honest, I'm not going to even attempt to break down all the fancy new tweaks the 2D action-adventure indie sandbox title received. Just take a g...

Wesley Ruscher

6:30 PM on 02.10.2014

New Spelunky update adds Pro HUD for streamers

As you might know, Spelunky has been my videogaming obsession over the last six months or so, therefore it's no surprise that I'm actually keen to read through patch notes for the game. Version 1.4 has gone live and the big a...

Alasdair Duncan

4:30 PM on 02.10.2014

Rome II update replaces Indian elephants for African ones

In his review of Total War: Rome II, our own Josh Tolentino was left unhappy at the buggy state of the game but was happy with the level of historical accuracy displayed. I wonder if he would have docked the game an extra poi...

Alasdair Duncan

2:00 PM on 01.26.2014

No more character wipes for Starbound starting right now

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...

Darren Nakamura

1:00 PM on 01.23.2014

Star Trek Online teases changes in Season 8.5

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...

Josh Tolentino

7:00 AM on 01.21.2014

UK anti-porn filters are cocking up League of Legends

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...

Steven Hansen

11:30 AM on 01.20.2014

Dead Rising 3 gets a 13GB update

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...

Dale North





3:30 PM on 01.17.2014

League of Legends kicks off Season 4

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...

Chris Carter