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Payday 2

Overkill made the Payday 2 microtransactions worse: cash and XP boosts

Steam forum mods have gone on strike
Nov 13
// Joe Parlock
Oh Overkill. Overkill, Overkill, Overkill. It may have been a few weeks since the fiasco surrounding you introducing microtransactions to Payday 2, despite making extensive promises you wouldn’t, but trust me when I say...
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Xbox One

Having issues with the new Xbox One Experience update?

Microsoft support has the solutions. Hopefully
Nov 12
// Vikki Blake
If you're one of the "small number" of Xbox One players who are having difficult booting up after the new Xbox one Experience update rolls out today, don't panic. Yet. Microsoft has acknowledged issues with first boot, content installation, and accessory and accessibility issues after the update.
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Xbox One update

The new Xbox One dashboard rolls out tonight

Backward compatibility to follow
Nov 11
// Jordan Devore
November is flying by me. It's nearly time for the new Xbox One dashboard update, and you know what that means: backward compatibility! The initial list of supported Xbox 360 games falls short of my expectations, but it'll im...
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Rocket League update

Rocket League is now even more chaotic

The mutator update is here
Nov 10
// Jordan Devore
"Get back into Rocket League" just jumped to the top of my gaming to-do list. With the latest update on PC and PlayStation 4, mutators are in! There are a bunch of specifics to dig through -- and I've included the full patch ...
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Super Mario Maker

Mario Maker has new costumes and checkpoints

Totem Link!
Nov 04
// Jordan Devore
It's a great time to get back into Super Mario Maker. As of tonight's update, we can now place mid-level checkpoints. Finally! They're going to have such a big impact on my willingness to clear people's levels. To add a check...
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Age of Empires

Age of Empires II HD is going to Africa this week

I hear the drums echoing tonight
Nov 03
// Jordan Devore
The team at Forgotten Empires is keeping the real-time strategy dream alive in 2015. On Thursday, Age of Empires II HD will get a new expansion called The African Kingdoms. Running down this latest trailer, you can expect to find four fully voiced campaigns for the new civilizations (Malians, Berbers, Ethiopians, and Portuguese), reworked water battles, and a Sudden Death mode.
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Free PC games

Tribes Ascend dev releases past Tribes for free

Free games
Nov 02
// Steven Hansen
Lot of out of the blue Tribes news this year. Developer Hi-Rez released its appropriately named "Out of the Blue" update to Tribes Ascend after two years of nada back in September. Now, each entry in the series joins Ascend i...
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Driveclub is getting private multiplayer lobbies

Coming later this week
Nov 02
// Laura Kate Dale
There's a new update coming to Driveclub this week, and according to game director Paul Rustchynsky, it's going to bring private lobbies to the game. The update is apparently also adding some new features including a ne...
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Borderlands updated

Gearbox is still updating Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel

FOV slider added on PS4, Xbox One
Oct 29
// Jordan Devore
Fresh updates for Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection rolled out today across PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and even PS Vita. Those 3x better legendary loot drop rates enab...
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Rocket League mutators

Low gravity and cubic ball are mutators headed to Rocket League in a free update

Watch a preview tomorrow
Oct 28
// Darren Nakamura
Rocket League fans will probably want to just skip ahead and watch the video below. It gives brief mention to the additions Psyonix is making to the car soccer game next month. It goes by pretty quickly, so I took the time to...
Super Mario Maker photo
Super Mario Maker

Praise Cthulhu: Super Mario Maker is getting checkpoints

Free update arrives November 4
Oct 27
// CJ Andriessen
As I played though this month's entries for the Dtoid Designs Super Mario Maker contest, I came across several levels that provided a great argument for this game introducing a checkpoint system. Seems Nintendo thought so too...
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Xbox One

Microsoft is overhauling Xbox One on Nov. 12

Better UI and backward compatibility
Oct 26
// Jordan Devore
Microsoft is preparing a major update for Xbox One that will overhaul the look and feel of the user interface and, crucially, add backward compatibility support for a growing list of Xbox 360 games. It's called the New Xbox O...
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PlayStation 4 update 3.10 rolls out today

Oct 20
// Vikki Blake
PlayStation 4 update 3.10 is rolling out today. Details are light, but the official PlayStation Europe twitter states that the latest patch brings the ability to follow official accounts and "customise your messages with bra...
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Halo 5

Halo 5's day one update is 9GB, still not as bad as expected

It comes in underweight
Oct 19
// Brett Makedonski
Like prize fighters, the heavyweights of the holiday release season all weigh in before their turn in the spotlight. And, they're called heavyweights for a reason, as their storage capacity requirements tip the scales more of...
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Castle Crashers

Castle Crashers upgraded on Steam, too

That just leaves PlayStation
Oct 14
// Jordan Devore
Castle Crashers Remastered was a nice upgrade for Xbox One players, and now The Behemoth is bringing some of those improvements to the Steam version of the game in a free update. New mini-game: Back Off Barbarian Uncapped ...
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Rare Replay

Rare hasn't stopped updating Rare Replay

More bug fixes
Oct 09
// Jordan Devore
For me, Rare Replay was an excuse to get way into Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise again, and for that, I am thankful. It was the most I've used my Xbox One since buying the console! Rare has another update out today w...
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Team Fortress 2

Team Fortess 2 goes to space with the community-made Invasion Halloween event

By the community, Valve's is coming soon
Oct 07
// Joe Parlock
[Update: Turns out Valve in fact is doing a Halloween event. This is simply the Community-made Halloween event. We've updated the post below to reflect this.] The Halloween update is one of the biggest times of the year...
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CubeWorld developer releases a new song for the game

Most substantial update in two years
Oct 05
// Joe Parlock
Wol_lay, the developer of CubeWorld, has released a new song that’ll feature in the game. It’s not the update we’ve been waiting over two years for, but it’s something. He posted Druids of Mana to Sou...
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Ark: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved adds tundras, swamps, and giant frogs

Exciting new places to die in!
Sep 30
// Nic Rowen
ARK: Survival Evolved has added some variety to its tropical, Jurassic Park-with-no-guardrails, vibe in its latest update. Two new biomes, including a snow covered, mountainous tundra filled with huge direwolves and towering ...
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12-person party chat available now on Xbox One

Did you vote for it?
Sep 30
// Vikki Blake
Microsoft is introducing 12-person party chat to Xbox One from today -- and you don't have to be in the preview programme to use it. Major Nelson confirmed that the feature, which received 2200 votes on Xbox Fe...
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Latest Destiny hot fix addresses Three of Coins exploit

Here's what's new, Guardian
Sep 28
// Vikki Blake
Destiny's latest Hot Fix has nerfed the Three of Coins Exotic Engram exploit. If you'd been consuming a Three of Coins consumable and then hopped into the Scourge of Winter mission, only to keep rinse/repeating the final boss...
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Payday 2

The utterly broken Xbox One version of Payday 2 is getting fixed

DLC is coming for Xbox One and PS4 too
Sep 24
// Joe Parlock
For a lot of people, Payday 2 is a fantastic game. Pulling of the perfect heist with a bunch of friends, unlocking new tools and guns, and more often than not quoting lines from Heat while you do it, Payday 2 is a hell of a ...
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Mortal Kombat X

New Mortal Kombat X patch live on PS4

PC and Xbox One roll out date still TBC
Sep 22
// Vikki Blake
A new Mortal Kombat X patch is now live on PlayStation 4. A tweet from director Ed Boon, which linked to a patch information page on the WB site, didn't offer any further information on when the update would be rolling out on...
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Sexy, sexy, sexy

The New Xbox One experience is looking better than ever

The best parts of the Xbox 360 guide!
Sep 18
// Jed Whitaker
Xbox mouthpiece Larry Hryb and engineer Richard Irving preview the latest version of the Xbox One OS in the video above and it looks better than ever, if not a bit gray -- hopefully you can change that. Looks like the Xbox t...
uPlay photo

uPlay's latest update makes it a bit less annoying

Bit less client inception happening now
Sep 18
// Joe Parlock
Many people really, really hate Ubisoft’s uPlay platform. It’s seen as an unnecessary thing that stands between people and their games, especially when combined with a second client like Steam. Launching a uPlay-e...
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Xbox cloud storage

Xbox 360 cloud storage bumped up to 2GB

Good news for backward compatibility
Sep 17
// Jordan Devore
Microsoft pushed out an update on Xbox 360 today that extends the console's cloud storage -- you'll now have 2GB of space for your precious save files. That's not all: Accept Terms of Use – You can now connect your Xbo...
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Xbox One Experience Preview issues affect games, apps

Here's what we know so far...
Sep 17
// Vikki Blake
The latest Xbox One Experience Preview program is experiencing a host of troubles, including errors running Destiny: The Taken King, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, Skylanders, Elder Scrolls Online and Forza 6. The problems haven't been reported on the Xbox One Status webpage, but warnings - shared by our friends at VideoGamer - have been made available on the Xbox One dash itself. 
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These are the new Counter-Strike: GO hitboxes

Animations also revamped
Sep 16
// Jordan Devore
The next time you play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, it's going to look and feel a little different. In a patch released this week, Valve added new animations for character movement, weapons, ladder climbing, and bomb defusing (shown on the left) as well as more accurate hitboxes (shown on the right). Bonus: players and guns should no longer poke through walls. They finally did it!
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Magicka 2

Magicka 2 dumps a whole load of free new spells on you

Just dollops them all over you...
Sep 16
// Joe Parlock
Magicka 2, one of the best games ever to make you lose all of your friends, has received a free update. For those who don’t know, Magicka’s combat revolves around typing in spells. Each letter corresponds with a ...
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Ethan Carter Redux

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux is a free update on PC

Remade with Unreal Engine 4
Sep 11
// Jordan Devore
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter looked great as is, but now it's even sharper. The Astronauts rebuilt the eerie adventure game in Unreal Engine 4 and released it as a free update on Steam. Tweaks were made to address common com...

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