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New 'Experimental' Splinter Cell Game Confirmed by Ubisoft CEO

Open World? GAAS? Mobile? VR?

The emotional rollercoaster that fans of the Splinter Cell series has been on for the past few years has been never ending, has had no chill, and frankly, it's gotten to be a wee bit tiresome. In May of this year, a new Splinter Cell was apparently "confirmed" and then it was later revealed to just be a joke.

Last month, we again heard a rumor that a new Splinter Cell was actually in the works. However, that story from July says that Facebook is financing the game and that it will be a VR only title and exclusive to the Oculus...
 

Mojang Cancels 'Super Duper Graphics Pack' for Minecraft

Performance issues and engine difficulties were too much to overcome.

Sadly, Mojang announced today that they are cancelling the promised Super Duper Graphics Pack that was originally revealed at E3 2017. This visual overhaul was teased for the game during the annual industry trade show and fans were eager to check it out for themselves.

This was going to be an optional piece of DLC that brought a suite of visual improvements to the Xbox One and PC versions of the game without needing to mod it. Sure, a lot of the visual improvements have been done time and time again...
 

Call of Duty 2020 Rumored to Be Black Ops Reboot

Next stop: Reboot City.

This year, Call of Duty fans are getting a reboot of the first Call of Duty: Modern Warfare title. Next year, fans may get a reboot of the Black Ops series. This is if the latest rumors are to be believed.

The 2020 Call of Duty will either be Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 or simply Call of Duty: Black Ops. The game will be set in the Cold War era and will also include the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

This all comes courtesy of YouTuber TheLongSensation via his Twitter account. While it may be easy to just write this off as some random person...
 

No Man's Sky Beyond Launch Trailer

Update arrives August 14.

A launch trailer for the massive Beyond update for No Man's Sky was released today by Hello Games. This update is said to be the "culmination of 12 months of work" on what was originally going to be three separate, large updates. Those three updates have been rolled into this massive update.

We already touched upon some of the new features and content coming to the game in our last post. The biggest addition, at least for PC and PlayStation VR owners, is the addition of full VR support for No Man's Sky. There are also some additional...
 

Solos Finally Coming to Apex Legends

But only for a limited time.

Apex Legends will finally allow introverts to play without worry starting on August 13. A Solos Mode will be introduced into the F2P battle royale game. So far, the game has only really allowed for three-man squads.

The addition of Solos Mode is the good news. The bad news is that this mode will only be added to the game for a limited time. This Solos Mode will run from August 13 through August 27 in Apex Legends. Best get your fill of it while you can, because who knows when or if it will come back afterwards. ...
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  • Apex Legends Devs Call Some Toxic Players 'Ass-hats' and 'Freeloaders'

    Apex Legends Devs Call Some Toxic Players 'Ass-hats' and 'Freeloaders'

    (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

    The Apex Legends subreddit has seen better days. Recently, developers Respawn Entertainment had to make some changes to how their Iron Crown Event cosmetic skins were sold after fans complained that it was absurd they were tied to RNG loot boxes. The team at Respawn announced some upcoming changes that will allow those that wanted the skins to buy them directly for $18 (USD).

    The Reddit thread announcing the changes also included an attempt at apologizing to the community. To say that it didn't go over too well may be a bit of an understatement.
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  • Rust is Killing Linux Support; Devs Offer Refunds

    Rust is Killing Linux Support; Devs Offer Refunds

    Rust became a "cheater's sanctuary" on Linux.

    On August 9, Rust developer Garry Newman wrote a blog talking about potential plans for the long neglected Linux client for their open-world survival game. In the blog, Newman talks about how he and the team could have done more to support the client, even if he says their support "might have been above average."

    He goes on to say that the Linux version had "become more popular with the cheating community." However, even with performance and anti-cheat improvements coming soon to the Windows...
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  • Respawn Updates Iron Crown Event Cosmetic Prices after Criticism

    Respawn Updates Iron Crown Event Cosmetic Prices after Criticism

    Changes coming soon to event skins and pricing.

    Respawn Entertainment have announced plans to change how they are offering skins and other content for their currently ongoing Iron Crown Collection Event. Players weren't too thrilled about the price that Respawn was asking for the event specific RNG based loot boxes surprise mechanic boxes. The boxes, called Iron Crown Collection Packs, gave you a chance to get one of 24 different themed items.

    The boxes cost a fair bit when purchased using real money. Some would say it cost way, way too much for what were essentially...
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  • Desperados III Character Reveal Trailer for Isabelle Moreau

    Desperados III Character Reveal Trailer for Isabelle Moreau

    The power of Voodoo.

    A new character trailer is out today for Desperados III. This newest trailer introduces us to Isabelle Moreau and a little of that Voodoo magic of hers.

    Desperados III is a prequel to Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive. You will get to experience the origin story of John Cooper and his gang. For those unaware, the franchise has a focus on driving the story forward through a series of missions that focus on the use of tactics and stealth. And as you may have already guessed, the game does take place in the Wild West, or at least a very close approximation...
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  • Grandia HD Collection Out Now on Switch

    Grandia HD Collection Out Now on Switch

    Two classic RPGs, one price.

    The Grandia HD Collection is out today for the Nintendo Switch. This bundle includes two games, Grandia HD Remaster and Grandia II HD Remaster, for just $39.99 (USD). PC releases for these games will happen this September.

    You can purchase the Grandia HD Collection right now from the Nintendo Digital Store. ...
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  • Halo Infinite Creative Director Leaves 343 Industries

    Halo Infinite Creative Director Leaves 343 Industries

    Tim Longo says farewell to 343.

    The creative director for Halo Infinite, Tim Longo, is no longer employed at 343 Industries. His departure comes just a few weeks after he had moved to a different role within the company a few weeks back. The details surrounding his move to that "new role" are quite scarce.

    His departure from 343 also comes at a time where Halo Infinite is very deep in development. The game isn't slated to be released until late 2020, but it has been in development at the Microsoft owned studio for around four years at present. Halo Infinite's...
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  • Pre-orders Begin for Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition

    Pre-orders Begin for Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition

    Order now for an exclusive theme.

    Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition is now available for pre-order on the PlayStation 4. Those that put down $39.99 for their pre-order will also get an exclusive theme based on the game. PlayStation Plus subscribers will get 10% off of their pre-orders.

    Not to be left in the dark, the game is also coming to the PC via Steam. Both the PC and PlayStation 4 will get the game on October 17, 2019.

    This release will include the base game and all previously released DLC packs that hit the Switch throughout the...
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  • Blair Witch - New 4K Trailer, Story Teaser, and Deluxe Edition Info

    Blair Witch - New 4K Trailer, Story Teaser, and Deluxe Edition Info

    More to come next week at Gamescom.

    Bloober Team and Lionsgate Games released some new information and media assets today for the upcoming Blair Witch game. Today's media push includes a new 4K environmental trailer, a teaser trailer for Monday's larger story reveal, and a look at the game's Deluxe Edition contents.

    As noted, the full story trailer will be shown off at Gamescom next week. Specifically, it will premier at 6PM (CEST, 12PM ET) on August 19th. Now, this press release also says that this won't be out until August 20, which is Tuesday. So check on Monday for...
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  • Epic Games Store Update Brings Cloud Saves to More Games

    Epic Games Store Update Brings Cloud Saves to More Games

    Baby steps.

    Epic staff must've been crunching extra hard these past few weeks, because some much needed functionality has finally come to the Epic Games Store. Today, the company announced that they have added Cloud Save support for even more games. There was a small trial for Cloud Saves tested out a little while back, but more titles are now supported.

    Cloud Saves aren't enabled for every game, but 17 games now have Cloud Save functionality. These 17 games do not include any of the Ubisoft games because those Cloud Saves are handled via Uplay. Universal support for...
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  • King's Bounty 2 Announced

    King's Bounty 2 Announced

    Royalty returns in 2020.

    1C Entertainment announced King's Bounty 2 today. The next iteration of their turn-based tactical series takes players to the far away lands of Antara. This release promises to offer a "fresh take on the acclaimed fantasy series."

    Each move will have some weight behind it. This includes moves made both on the battlefield and in developing personal relationships with those you meet in the world.

    You will get to play as one of three different heroes, each having their own unique story. 1C says that the game is non-linear...
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  • Gary Whitta to Deliver PAX West 2019 Keynote

    Gary Whitta to Deliver PAX West 2019 Keynote

    He wrote some things that you probably know.

    Gary Whitta, the award-winning writer for numerous films, books, comics, and games, is set to deliver the PAX West 2019 keynote address. This takes place on Friday, August 30 at 10AM in the Main Theater.

    Whitta will talk about his long career, which began as a writer for PC Gamer. He has also written for games like Telltale's The Walking Dead, he wrote The Book of Eli, and worked on multiple Star Wars projects including co-writing Rogue One. ...
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