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Mayhem is headed to PCs and game consoles in the form of Borderlands 3, the fourth installment in the popular shooter-looter series developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K. It lands on September 13, which also happens to be a Friday (yes, Friday the 13th!), and will initially be offered exclusively in the Epic Games store. The exclusive availability is sure to disappoint some gamers, though on the bright side, Borderlands 3 will be more broadly available the following April. That essentially means Epic Games is getting a six-month window as the sole distributor of Borderlands 3, before the game is made available on "additional PC digital storefronts." We presume that means Steam and... Read more...
It is not uncommon for developers and publishers to crack down on cheating through in-game mechanisms, suspensions, and even bans, but Take-Two Interactive is taking a different tack in some of the more extreme cases. The publisher is hitting makers of cheat software with lawsuits, and is seeing some success. The most recent example stems from a lawsuit Take-Two filed last August against Jhonny Perez, a Florida resident who developed and distributed a cheating tool called Elusive. More than just a cheating mod, it could also be used to grief players in Grand Theft Auto V—one of the options in the software's menus allowed players to instantly kill others. It could also be used to generate... Read more...
This holiday season you could potentially walk through both an actual and virtual winter wonderland. One redditor discovered a glitch in Red Dead Redemption 2 that leads to a snowy region. The area is one of several sections in Red Dead Redemption 2 that can be reached through a glitch. Redditor u/Huntroploria excitedly posted that they had “Managed to glitch out of the map...Currently exploring what else may lie beyond reach…” This restricted area lies north of the map and features mountains, frozen lakes, and an ice wall. The Redditor did not discover any Game of Thrones-style White Walkers, but he did find a few animals to interact with. Image via Reddit  There are... Read more...
Incorporating a battle royale mode seems to be a recipe for success in the online multiplayer space, given the wild popularity of games like Fortnite and, before that, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Will Red Dead Redemption 2 get a battle royale mode when it goes online, either at the outset or sometime down the road? It appears that way. Red Dead Redemption 2's online mode rolls out in beta form today for all Ultimate Edition owners. The beta will expand tomorrow to all Red Dead Redemption 2 players who played the game on October 26, then on Thursday it will open up to anyone who played the game between October 26-29. Finally, all players who own Red Dead Redemption 2 can hop into the online... Read more...
Rockstar Games is celebrating the success of Red Dead Redemption 2, its highly anticipated sequel that debuted nearly eight and a half years ago. The second game in the franchise is being lauded by reviewers, and it's found a massive audience among gamers. In just three days since it launched, RDR2 has raked in over $725 million. That is not just an obscene figure, it's the single-biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment, according to Rockstar. It also ranks as Rockstar's second-highest grossing entertainment launch of all time, behind Grand Theft Auto V, which generated over $1 billion during its first three days. If those claims seem at odds, Rockstar explains that GTA V launched... Read more...
Back at E3, Bethesda unveiled a new Fallout game called Fallout 76 that is set in a post apocalyptic West Virginia wasteland. Unlike every previous iteration in the Fallout series, however, the upcoming title will not feature an offline component. It is multiplayer only, and if you were hoping that Bethesda would eventually release offline gameplay, don't hold your breath. Bethesda is one of the champions of single player gaming, and even recruited the original Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter) late last year to promote a tongue-in-cheek campaign to save the single player experience. Carter, as fans of The Elder Scrolls know, has voiced several characters in the franchise dating back to The Elder Scrolls... Read more...
Bethesda has been catching some heat following a report that it threatened legal action against an individual who was attempting to sell a sealed copy of The Evil Within 2 on Amazon. In response to the backlash, Bethesda's senior vice president of marketing and communications, Peter Hines, offered up some clarification on the matter, including Bethesda's stance on used game sales. Hines insists that Bethesda has no issue with individuals selling used games. What the publisher does take umbrage with, however, is when an individual buys a game from an authorized retailer and then turns around and sells it as new, even if the game is still sealed in its shrink wrap. "You could have opened it up,... Read more...
It appears that Bethesda Softworks is trying to sue the practice of used of game sales right out of existence by leaning on a legal loophole. We do not know if that is actually the case, but those are the optics, anyway, after the publisher threatened legal action against an Amazon Marketplace seller for trying to sell a still sealed, albeit second-hand copy of The Evil Within 2. That seller is Ryan Hupp, a gamer who lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As Hupp explained to Polygon, Hupp purchased The Evil Within 2 for the PlayStation 4 in anticipation of buying the console, but later decided he would rather spend his money on PC gaming upgrades. So, he never bought a PS4, and as most people... Read more...
Now is a good time to be a multi-platform gamer. That's because some high profile games are on sale, including Super Mario Odyssey for the Nintendo Switch and Red Dead Redemption 2 for the PlayStation 4 (and maybe the Xbox One as well). You have to act fast, though, as we are not sure how long either of these discounts will last. Red Dead Redemption 2, for example, seems to have already sold out of discounted Xbox One preorders. It's been a bit of a wild ride for Red Dead Redemption 2 so far, which Rockstar Games first announced in October 2016. At the time, the developer said the sequel would release in Fall 2017. That changed in May, with Rockstar Games pushing the launch back to Spring 2018.... Read more...
Tell us if you're heard this one before -- a highly-anticipated game is announced, and then its developers push back its release again... and again. Such is the case with Red Dead Redemption 2, which was officially announced in October 2016. At the time, it was said that the game would be released in Fall 2017. However, in May 2017, Rockstar Games said that the game would be delayed until Spring 2018. Today, Rockstar has penciled in another delay, now saying that the game will be available on October 26th, 2018. If this launch date holds up (we're not holding our breaths), the game will arrive two years after it was first announced, and one year after it was originally scheduled to go on sale.... Read more...
Apple iPad owners who are used to paying just a few dollars for non-free mobile games might be in for a bit of sticker shock if they plan on playing Sid Meier's Civilization VI on their tablet. The turn-based strategy title was developed by Firaxis Games and published to PC a year ago by 2K Games, and now Aspyr Media has brought the full game experience to the iPad, with a $60 asking price. The game is free to try out for the first 60 turns. After that, you have to pay the piper. Setting the price for the iPad version to the same as it sells for on Steam for PC is a bold move, and unprecedented for a mobile port. To put this into context, 2K Games set a $20 price for the iOS port of XCOM: Enemy... Read more...
The next big updated to GTA Online is called Smuggler's Run and it is a nod to an early classic from the Rockstar Games catalog. Your job will be to be move stolen merchandise by land and air. To do so, you have access to a range of planes, choppers, and even ultralights to transport criminal cargo across the state. And of course this will open up creative new ways of taking out rival gangs. "Smuggler's Run delivers a massive range of new, customizable aircraft perfect for any mission along with expansive new aircraft hangars in which to stash your fleet of fantastic flying machines. These new properties are also the HQ from which you manage your smuggling business—guided by Nervous Ron and assisted... Read more...
It is better to have some mods instead of none, right? In a welcome move, Rockstar Games and Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two Interactive have agreed to not take legal action against single-player mod projects. Rockstar released a statement noting, “Take-Two has agreed that it generally will not take legal action against third-party projects involving Rockstar’s PC games that are single-player, non-commercial, and respect the intellectual property (IP) rights of third parties.” It is important to note that Take-Two and Rockstar could potentially take legal action against mods relating to multiplayer or online services, tools, files, libraries, or functions that could affect multiplayer or... Read more...
As we reported last week, Take-Two sent a cease-and-desist letter to the developers of the OpenIV modding tool for Grand Theft Auto, claiming that the software was guilty of “allow[ing] third parties to defeat security features of its software and modify that software in violation Take-Two’s rights“. As a result, OpenIV is no longer available to the modding community. Well, gamers have spoken, and they are incredibly ticked off with Take-Two’s decision to wallop the popular OpenIV modding tool into submission. If you head on over to the Grand Theft Auto V page on Steam, gamers have torched the rating for the game, pushing nearly 41,000 reviews during the past 30 days. Only 13 percent of those... Read more...
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