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Fans of the popular Metal Gear Solid series are ticked off at Konami over the cancellation of an unofficial, fan-built remake of the first title that shipped to the original PlayStation way back in 1998. The remake's cancellation was announced on the project's Facebook page, which immediately prompted a backlash aimed at Konami for presumably having a hand in this. The project, dubbed Shadow Moses, was the brainchild of indie game designer Airam Hernandez. It appears he may have assembled a small team to remake the original Metal Gear Solid using Unreal Engine 4. Through social media, Hernandez... Read more...
Rage quitters are one of the most despicable types of gamers on the planet. If you're unfamiliar with the type—lucky you!—a rage quitter is someone who suddenly and intentionally disconnects from an online match out of frustration. In Street Fighter V, rage quitting has become an annoying problem with users on the losing end of a fight dropping out of bouts in order to avoid a loss on their record. Capcom previously promised to dole out severe punishment to rage quitters, and now we know exactly what that will entail. Capcom said it will dock League Points from those it identifies as being rage... Read more...
Minecraft is the ultimate sandbox for geeks and gamers alike. It attracts players of all ages and skill levels, and once hooked, it becomes a time waster of epic proportions, as any Minecraft junkie will attest. But for as much fun as Minecraft is to play, its combat system has been pretty limited, at least until now.Development studio Mojang, which is owned by Microsoft, announced a pretty robust update for the PC version of Minecraft. Described as a "Combat Update," the version 1.9 upgrade introduces a host of changes to the combat mechanics designed to "make fighting more interesting." One of... Read more...
We all suffer Internet glitches and dropouts from time to time, it's the nature of the beast. But the number of Street Fighter V players who are about to lose a battle and disconnect before the match ends suggests something else is happening. By and large, these so-called 'rage quitters' are bailing when all is lost in order to retain their League Points and win streaks. Capcom is privy to the issue and promises "severe punishment" for the worst offenders. What kind of punishment? Capcom isn't saying, not yet anyway. Maybe it will send a developer to the rage quitter's home to steal their puppy... Read more...
Resident Evil is one of the most successful and well-known game franchises ever. The long-running series has spawned numerous games and a number of big-budget Hollywood films over the last couple of decades. And if you’re a gamer with one of the current-gen consoles looking for a Resident Evil fix, we’ve got some good news for you – Resident Evil 4, 5,and 6 are coming to both the Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One, starting late next month. A post on the Capcom Unity website says, “If you haven’t had a chance to play these yet or if you’ve been wanting to play them on your current consoles,... Read more...
Bethesda has some neat things planned for Fallout 4, its hugely popular open-world role playing game, and you can sample an early taste of them on PC by applying the latest beta update, version 1.4.124, now available on Steam. Among other things, the beta update introduces support for downloadable add-onsBethesda announced earlier in the month that it's readying its first series of add-ons. The first is Automatron, a $10 add-on featuring "robots, robots, and more robots" due out in March. After that, Bethesda will release Wasteland Workshop, a $5 add-on with goodies to redecorate your home and... Read more...
There are certain events in life that can make you feel old. A passing of a relative, like a grandparent or aunt or uncle is one. Your child graduating from high school is another. Seeing actors and actresses you grew up watching suddenly look old. And then there's The Legend of Zelda, which if you were unaware just celebrated its 30th birthday over the weekend.Has it really been three whole decades? It may not seem like it, but Nintendo launched The Legend of Zelda on February 21, 1986, in Japan. The game didn't debut in cartridge form, as many of you reading this probably remember playing it.... Read more...
Have you been salivating at the prospect of doling out some serious vehicular mayhem on your Xbox One game console, all in the name of sport? You'll get your chance soon enough—developer Psyonix announced that Rocket League will ride over to the Xbox One on Wednesday, February 17th for $20. This has been a long time coming. Rocket League released to PlayStation 4 and PC in early July of last year, bringing with it both single-player and mulitplayer modes, including cross-platform play between the PS4 and Windows. It debuted to a receptive audience more than willing to knock a soccer ball around... Read more...
If you spot a developer for Bethesda Game Studios in a bar, buy the guy or gal a beer (or Nuka Cola Quantum), it's well earned. How so? The latest update for Fallout 4 introduces a laundry list of fixes, both for general gameplay and for specific quests, plus adds a handful of new features to boot. This is anything but a generic update. The patch is available as an automatic download for PC players on Steam and will be available to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this week. Among its highlights, the latest Fallout 4 update adds a new ambient occlusion setting called HBAO+. You probably recognize... Read more...
Sorry, not sorry Denver Broncos fans, but your battered team led by Satan Manning is going to lose the Super Bowl. Yes, that's a prediction of a bitter New England Patriots fan (me), but also that of Electronic Arts' Madden NFL 16 simulation. Before you dismiss it as just a video game, consider that there are plenty of reasons why you should take the prediction seriously. EA's Madden franchise has a favorable history in predicting the Super Bowl winner. How favorable? Try 9 out of 12. That's right, out of 12 attempts at predicting a Super Bowl winner by way of a game simulation, EA's Madden titles... Read more...
Nintendo hasn't been real forthcoming with details about its next-generation console codenamed "NX," but in lieu of official information, there's been plenty of rumors and speculation. One of the latest bit of speculative news to hit the web is that Nintendo is on target to launch its NX handheld by the end of the year.That assumption is based on a flat-panel shipment report by market research firm IHS. The report specifically calls out Nintendo's forthcoming console as a reason why it expects flat-panel shipments to see a bit of an uptick in shipments this year."We expect a small recover in shipments... Read more...
A dispute involving scratched Xbox 360 discs that stems back nearly will be heard by the Supreme Court of the United States, which will decide if there's enough cause for Microsoft to face class-action lawsuit. While that sounds like an easy task, lower courts have disagreed on the matter, hence how it was able to reach the Supreme Court.At issue is a lawsuit alleging that Xbox 360 consoles had a tendency to scratch optical discs and that Microsoft knew it was a problem. The lawsuit essentially blames the symptom on a design flaw, one in which there was little to no protection in place to prevent... Read more...
Professional gaming -- as in video games -- isn't new by any means. Fatal1ty (real name Johnathan Wendel) entered the scene way back in 1999 and pioneered the category by dominating in titles like Quake III Arena. Since then the category has only grown, albeit in the background of mainstream media. That might change as sports coverage giant ESPN launches a new esports vertical. ESPN's esports section aims to offer comprehensive coverage in the world of competitive gaming. Like other sections of the site, it will include video, news related to the category, offseason analysis and grades, and more.... Read more...
Remember when being a Prime member at Amazon simply meant free two-day shipping on qualified items? That perk in and of itself made the Prime membership worth it, but rather than stop there, Amazon has continually added more reasons to consider joining, the latest of which is a 20 percent discount on new games.This is a pretty big deal for gamers. Exclusive to Prime members, Amazon will shave 20 percent off new physical video game purchases during the pre-order phase and extending through two weeks after the title's release. Already have a game on pre-order? Fret not, Amazon's doing its Prime members... Read more...
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