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June 27, 2017

OpenIV Mod Tool is Back: GTA V Modding Community Scores Major Win

Last week, the GTA V modding community was in an major uproar after popular modding tool OpenIV was shut down by GTA V publishers Take-Two and Rockstar Games.

Shortly following the shutdown, the GTA V modding community voiced their feedback on GTA V through multiple outlets, chief among them GTA V’s review page on Steam which went from positive to mixed within a matter of hours with tens of thousands of recent reviews showing overwhelmingly negative.

Realizing the monumental screw-up that had occurred, Rockstar and Take-Two reversed their decision on banning mods and updated their online knowledge-base to say, “Rockstar Games believes in reasonable [...]

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June 26, 2017

Nintendo Announces SNES Classic, Confirms September Release

For retro gamers who loved Nintendo’s re-release of the NES Classic last year, Nintendo is back again, this time with a re-release of the SNES Classic. Earlier this morning Nintendo of America’s Twitter let this bombshell out!

Super Mario World, Earthbound, Star Fox 2 + 18 more games? Now you’re playing with super power! #SNESClassic launches 9/29. pic.twitter.com/BPPGjpskPT

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 26, 2017

According to Nintendo, the SNES Classic will retail on September 29th for a retail price of $79.99 and it includes such classic games like:

Contra III: Alien Wars Donkey Kong [...]
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June 21, 2017

Prepare Your Wallets: Steam Summer Sale is Starting on June 22

Ready your wallets, boys and girls. Paypal has just confirmed that the annual Steam Summer Sale 2017 will start on June 22.

The leak came from the Paypal UK Twitter feed. It has also announced that in addition to the sale pricing, PayPal customers in the UK will get an extra £5 off on a single purchase over £2o.

It’s official. The #SteamSummerSale starts 22/06 at 6pm BST and PayPal customers get an extra £5 off *terms apply. https://t.co/PdXnlKZ6qh pic.twitter.com/hobxCz3TBm

— PayPal UK (@PayPalUK) June 20, 2017

Steam’s annual Summer and Winter Sales are your best at scoring triple-A title games at the best [...]

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June 20, 2017

GTA V Suffering Massive Customer Backlash After Shutting Down 3rd Party Mods

Rockstar Games and its publisher Take-Two is under fire from massive community backlash after shutting down several 3rd party modding tools for its popular open world action game, GTA V.

While Rockstar Games didn’t completely remove modding support, they recently issued a cease-and-desist notices to the developers of OpenIV, the biggest modding tool for GTA V, as well as several others. In the letters, Take-Two claimed that the software “allow third parties to defeat security features of its software and modify that software in violation Take-Two rights”. Until the legal fiasco is sorted out, OpenIV was forced to comply with the demands of [...]

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June 13, 2017

Destiny 2 Free with Purchase of Nvidia GTX 1080 or GTX 1080 Ti

Gamers looking to upgrade their rigs after all the eye-watering E3 announcements will be happy to know that Nvidia is including a free copy of Destiny 2 with the purchase of any GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti. The bundle deal extends to laptops equipped with GTX 1080 as well.

Also included with the bundle is access to the early beta which starts on July 18 for PS4 players and August for PC players.

The game will be released on PS4 on September 6. The PC version is slated to arrive in October.

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May 27, 2017

Phantom Trigger Alpha Build Now Available on PC

For fans of of school style games, the awesome team at tinyBuild & Bread team have recently announced that the alpha build for Phantom Trigger is now available on PC.

Phantom Trigger is an “8-bit” style throwback to the days of yesteryear. There has been a good number of game developers going the approach of old school style and if you are a fan, this game holds some promise. This neon slasher is a fun button masher with a few puzzle elements mixed in for an enjoyable mix of game play.

You can check the game for yourself now by visiting the official site to download the alpha build.

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May 23, 2017

FarCry 5 Takes Players to Montana

A teaser reveals that FarCry 5 will take place in Montana.

The 41 second clip shows an eerily quiet, vast landscape laced with danger.  Screams can be heard from the distance as well as gunshots, and dead bodies seem to populate the river. An unconventional way to ring church bells can also be seen.

The live-action teaser shows a variety of climates the player can expect to find themselves in. More details of the game will be revealed on May 26.

 

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May 18, 2017

Destiny 2 on PC Will Only Be Available Through Blizzard’s Battlenet

In an earlier tweet, Blizzard has confirmed that Destiny 2 will be exclusively distributed through Battlenet, Blizzard’s online gaming service.

This move came as a surprise: Blizzard’s Battlenet platform has historically been reserved for only Blizzard titles. But considering Activision, the publisher for Destiny and Destiny 2, is a sister company to Blizzard, the decision to leverage the platform isn’t too much of a shock.

According to Blizzard, it was tasked with handling Destiny 2’s social and networking aspect. The game will leverage Blizzard’s global network and online social functionality.

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April 27, 2017

“Call of Duty: WWII” Coming November 3

The upcoming Call of Duty: WWII will bring the player back to the second great war, breaking the futuristic theme that’s been recurring in the past few Call of Duty Titles.

The reveal trailer replicates the intensely morose atmosphere of Normandy. The player will take on the role of a single soldier and live through his journey in the epic campaign.

The game is available for pre-order now at callofduty.com and will be released on November 3, 2017.

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April 13, 2017

Microsoft Now Offers 14-Day Refund Period for Xbox Digital Purchases

Back in the early days of digital content distribution, you’d have no recourse if you purchased anything that you either didn’t like or didn’t need, but times are different now. More and more digital platforms are offering refunds for digital purchases. The newest member of this welcoming trend is Microsoft and its Xbox self-service refunds.

“You’ve spoken; we’ve listened. In support of offering gamers the freedom of choice, we’re making changes to the Microsoft Store purchase experience by offering customers a simple way to instantly return digital products like games and apps through account.microsoft.com.”

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