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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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  • New Killzone: Shadow Fall Expansion is Coming in April

    New Killzone: Shadow Fall Expansion is Coming in April

    A new "expansion pack" is slated to arrive in April for Killzone: Shadow Fall. This new DLC will include a new character class, three new abilities, three new weapons, and two new game modes. The pack is called The Insurgent Pack and will go for $9.99 (USD) or for free if you own the Season Pass for the game.
    The Insurgent
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  • First QuakeCon 2014 Pre-Registrations Opens at 8PM ET

    First QuakeCon 2014 Pre-Registrations Opens at 8PM ET

    The "BYOC Select-a-Seat with QuakeCon Done Quick" package will be made available today for QuakeCon 2014. That's actually the name of the package, not just something I made up, for those that were curious.

    The BYOC Select-a-Seat with QuakeCon Done Quick package includes fast passes for the entire event. The start of the registrations kicks off tonight at 8PM (ET) at the QuakeCon registration page.

    BYOC Select-a-Seat with QuakeCon done Quick
    Includes Fast Passes for the Duration of the Event

    $175 (Limit of 250 packages available) - Select and Reserve a guaranteed seat of your choice in the BYOC area - Express lane fast-pass registration for the BYOC - Express lane fast-pass to every speaker, panel, and public event at QuakeCon - Limited reserved access seating for all panels, presentations, and events - Official QuakeCon 2014 BYO
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  • Gearbox Wants Your Opinion on the Homeworld: Remastered Collection Collector's Edition

    There's a Collector's Edition coming for Homeworld: Remastered Collection one way or another. A survey on the Homeworld: Remastered Collection site simply wants to see which version of the Collector's Edition they should focus on making.


    One version includes a 6", die-cast zinc alloy replica (with brushed metal finish) of the Mothership. This will go for $75 (USD). Another version includes a 12" hand decorated molded ABS resin Mothership with LED lights. This one will go for $100. Which one do you prefer? Cast your vote at the Homeworld website (scroll to the bottom), right now! A vote does...
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  • Let's Play The Wolf Among Us #5 - Examining the Body

    Let's Play The Wolf Among Us #5 - Examining the Body

    Welcome back to the blind let's play of The Wolf Among Us! This is still Episode 2 - Smoke & Mirrors.

    In this episode: I have a chat with Toad's son and I check out not-Snow White's body.

    The Wolf Among Us is from Telltale games and is based off of the Fables comics. The Wolf Among Us can be purchased through Steam.

    Previous Episodes...
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  • New Screenshots and Information for Blood Bowl 2

    New Screenshots and Information for Blood Bowl 2

    You want some new information and screenshots for Blood Bowl 2. No, I'm not asking you, I'm telling you that you do.



    Blood Bowl 2 continues to combine the world of American football with the Warhammer universe. Right now, the game is looking to be released in the last quarter of this year. The new screenshots below show off some of the massive stadiums for the Orcs and Humans.
    The magnificent stadiums in Blood Bowl 2 are scalable and can be developed to become increasingly imposing as the player spends the winnings earned in the solo and multiplayer campaigns to upgrade them and add new infrastructures. Players can build their
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  • SOMA 'Theta' Trailer Explores Environments

    SOMA 'Theta' Trailer Explores Environments

    The latest trailer for SOMA can be viewed above. To those that have forgotten, SOMA is the upcoming horror title from Frictional Games. Frictional Games being the studio behind the Penumbra and first Amnesia titles.

    The game is still a ways away from being released. You can find out more at the SOMA website....
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  • Titanfall Season Pass Details Confirmed

    Titanfall Season Pass Details Confirmed

    The Titanfall website has the first concrete details on the Season Pass that will be available for the game. Pay attention, because you'll see how you can save $5.
    Get the Titanfall Season Pass and extend the fight on the Frontier with three new content packs. The Season Pass expands Titanfall by delivering all three planned content packs as soon as they become available at a one-time price of $24.99, a savings of $5. REQUIRES TITANFALL FOR XBOX ONE, XBOX 360 AND XBOX LIVE GOLD, BOTH SOLD SEPARATELY. For Origin PC gamers we have introduced the Titanfall Digital Deluxe offering which includes both Titanfall for PC and the Season Pass
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  • Uncharted Writer Amy Hennig Departs Naughty Dog (Updated)

    Uncharted Writer Amy Hennig Departs Naughty Dog (Updated)

    Update: Naughty Dog has responded to the allegations that Druckmann and Straley had anything to do with Hennig's departure.
    Earlier this week we had to confirm the regrettable news that Amy Hennig has left Naughty Dog. She will be missed and, as we stated before, we appreciate the significant contributions that she has made to Naughty Dog and the industry in general. We wish her the best. However, we feel it necessary to clear up a very important point that was unprofessionally misreported when the story broke. Bruce Straley and Neil Druckmann were NOT involved in what transpired. It was very upsetting to us that dozens of stories were run, linking back to the same hurtful acc
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  • Wrong Version of South Park: The Stick of Truth was Sent to Germany, Includes Swastikas

    Including imagery of the swastika in games or other media in Germany is considered a violation of federal law. That's why games that feature Germans in World War II have to be heavily edited prior to release in that region.

    Unfortunately, it seems as though the wrong version was reproduced and sent to Germany that does not include censoring of a few scenes containing the swastika. Whoops!

    Here's a translated excerpt from Gameswelt that details the issue.
    How us an anonymous source has happened, seems the USK version of South Park: The staff come to be the truth uncut in the trade. Thus, not only the previously discussed contain scenes
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  • Kojima Wants a PC Version of Metal Gear Solid 5

    Kojima Wants a PC Version of Metal Gear Solid 5

    In a recent interview with GameSpot, Hideo Kojima expressed a big interest in creating a PC version of Metal Gear Solid 5.
    "PC, that's my original background. I originally created PC games," Kojima said. "A long time ago I didn't want to rely on platforms to release games, so if people want it, I cannot make a formal announcement, but that is definitely something that I would like to do."
    Right now, Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes is slated for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is currently slated to be released on the Xbox One and PlaySta...
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  • Xbox One March System Update Rolls Out with Twitch Streaming and Friends List Improvements

    The big March update for the Xbox One has started to roll out to users. This update includes Twitch live streaming support, a vastly improved friends list and party system, improvements to Live TV, and much more.

    Check out the above video for a general overview of the new update or check out the full list of changes below. If you have your system running in the low power state, the update will download during off-peak hours and should be installed to your system in the next day or two.

    Changelog for Xbox One March 2014 update

    Improved Multiplayer & Party chat
    - Cross title party chat
    - Party chat on by default
    - Easier multiplayer invites
    - Easier multiplayer joining
    - Ability to see what the people in your party are doing

    Improved Friends List + Profile - Improved friends list utility & speed of access - Ability to see peop
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