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October 12, 2016

Battlefield 1 Play First Trial Now Live – 10 Hours of Gameplay Available

Are you ready for Battlefield 1? EA is. Members of EA Access and Origin Access  are now able to download the Battlefield 1 Play First trial before its planned October 13 launch date. Non EA Access and Original Access members will get access to the full game on October 21, and those who purchased the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition will get access on October 18.

According to the website, the Battlefield 1 Play First trial will come with 10 full hours of content containing five maps, four game modes, and three chapters of the single player campaign. You’ll also get the exclusive Trench Raider Dog Tag and those who go through all 10 hours of content will [...]

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October 12, 2016

Sony OtherOS Lawsuit Claim Now Available, $55 Settlement for PS3 Owners Who Used OtherOS Functionality

When Sony originally launched their first iteration of the PlayStation 3 back in 2006, one of the features of the gaming console was the ability to install a Linux based operating system by using the built-in “Other OS” feature. A number of PS3 owners purchased the console with ambitions to utilize the PS3 as a Linux PC, but this feature was unfortunately removed in 2010 via software update 3.21.

As many gamers claimed that they purchased the PS4 for the Other OS functionality, this subsequently resulted in a 6 year class action lawsuit with Sony opting to settle the suit back in June of this year.

According to the terms of the settlement, [...]

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October 11, 2016

Overwatch Halloween Terror Updates Introduce New Lootboxes, Skins and More!

Players of Blizzard’s Overwatch will be thrilled to know that Overwatch’s Halloween Terror Event running from October 11 – November 1 is now live on Patch, confirming earlier info found on the Overwatch Taiwan’s official website and several less concrete rumors that have been circulating the community leading up to today.

This long awaited limited time event will follow similarly to the Summer Olympics event format with glowing Jack-O’-Lantern lootboxes, providing over 100 event exclusive skins, voice lines, highlights and other customization collectibles, and spooky altercations to the Hollywood map. And as usual, all [...]

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October 11, 2016

Battlefield 1 Server Rentals Detailed, No More 3rd Party Servers

Interested in renting a server for your clan? Well here’s some information you might want to know. EA has released some details regarding the server rentals in Battlefield 1.

According to the official Battlefield blog, EA will start rolling out a Rent-a-Server program that lets players set up their own private and public Battlefield 1 servers. Servers settings such as timers, map rotation, game modes, etc. can be configured manually.

EA believes that its own servers will be a superior choice to 3rd party servers and can provide a more consistent experience in both performance and troubleshooting. Prior to Battlefield 1, EA allowed [...]

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October 10, 2016

Skyrim Special Edition PC Requirements Revealed – Core i5, 8GB RAM, GTX 780 Recommended

Skyrim fans looking for a slick new coat of paint on the nearly 5 year old game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition promises to deliver just that. Along with remastered artwork and effects, Skyrim Special Edition also features volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, 64-bit architecture and new water/snow shaders. In addition, the Special Edition will also include all DLCs.

The add on features, tantalizing as they may be, do come with their trade offs. More specifically, the hardware requirements have been drastically bumped to what you would expect from a machine robust enough to drive visual mods that enthusiasts have been [...]

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October 14, 2016

Oculus Announces New Minimum Specifications for Rift – $499 Entry-Level PC

Today at Oculus Connect, the company’s CEO, Brendan Iribe announced a new, much lower minimum requirement for running VR games using the Oculus Rift. This advancement is thanks to a technology called Asynchronous Spacewarp or ASW. This feature effectively allows a system to deliver a stable 45 frames per second, and then doubles it and fills in the gaps in order to hit the 90Hz target for a smooth VR experience. This is a very similar technique to the “Interleaved Reprojection” technology which is employed by the HTC Vive.

Oculus Rift New Minimum Specifications Nvidia 960 or greater (down from Nvidia GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or [...]
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October 5, 2016

Microsoft Rolls Out Arena Tournaments Preview for Xbox Live Service

Microsoft recently introduced Arena, an online tournament platform currently available for preview on Xbox Live. At the moment, the only game available in the Arena preview is Killer Instinct where gamers can compete in daily Killer Instinct tournaments across Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs through the Xbox App. For the initial roll-out, Arena preview will only be made available to preview members through practice tournaments on the Xbox One in the U.S., eventually rolling out additional features and expanding the audience for preview later this month.

For those interested in participating in the tournaments, Microsoft has provided a couple details.

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September 30, 2016

Sony Unboxes PlayStation VR Core Edition

In preparation for its launch, Sony has recently released an official unboxing video of the PlayStation VR Core Bundle.

Included in the bundle is the PlayStation VR headset, processing unit, headphones, all the necessary cabling and a demo disk. The PlayStation VR demo disk will feature 18 demos including Here They Lie and Battlezone.

Unfortunately the core bundle will not include the required PlayStation camera which must be purchased separately or through the PlayStation VR Launch Bundle. Speaking of things not included, the PlayStation Move controllers will not be included in the Core Bundle as well and must be purchased separately or with the Launch [...]

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September 28, 2016

EA Releases Battlefield 1 Single Player Trailer and it Looks Amazing

EA recently released a trailer for Battefield 1’s single player campaign mode which is something many fans of the game has been looking forward to.

According to EA, Battlefield 1’s single player campaign will focus on what they call War Stories, or personal stories of different characters with certain skillsets. Some of these characters include a tank crew member, rebel fighter, runner, and fighter pilot. As we can see from even just the short trailer itself, EA’s focus for the single player campaign was to create a cinematic style campaign that allows players to truly experience what the characters are going through in the game.

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September 26, 2016

Microsoft Offers Free Game with Xbox One S Bundle Purchase

Still on the fence whether to pick up a Xbox One S or not? We understand your pain and I think Microsoft does too.

To ease that pain a bit, Microsoft recently announced a new Xbox One S bundle promotion where they’re giving out a free game in addition to any Xbox One S bundle purchase. The free game will include a choice of either NBA 2K17, FIFA 17, Destiny: Rise of Iron, or Forza Horizon 3.

This means if you opt for say the Xbox One S Minecraft bundle, you could get the Xbox One S, Minecraft and NBA 2K 17 for $299. Minecraft doesn’t float your boat? Well, you could also opt for the Xbox One S Halo Collection bundle and get Halo along with [...]

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