- Rockstar Social Club Accounts Hacked
- Remedy Wants to Port Alan Wake to Xbox One
- Mass Effect 4 Info Leaked, Space Exploration and More
- New Mad Max Video Game Screenies Arrived
- Mornin '15
- Borderlands Creator Leaves Gearbox
- GTA V Patch Reduces CPU Usage
- Mortal Kombat Enjoys Biggest MK Launch in UK
- Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China Launch Trailer
- Microsoft Has Another Exclusive IP Coming
- Valve Now Requires $5 to Access all Steam Features
- Heroes of the Storm Finally Has Official Release
Redditors have announced that their Rockstar Social Club accounts were stolen, and after a bit of discussion, they concluded that numerous account thefts have occurred since Grand Theft Auto V launched on PC.
Rockstar, however, has denied that these thefts are due to any security issues on their end. They released the following statement to Kotaku Australia:
"For the accounts affected, we are in the process of reverting those accounts back to their original owners. As a reminder, it is a good policy to ensure that the Rockstar Games Social Club account username and password is not shared across multiple websites on the internet."
Just in case you all needed that lesson in protecting yourselves on the Internet. If you have such an account, it's probably a good idea to log on and change your info.
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After Polygon showed off the pitched footage for an Alan Wake sequel, Remedy Entertainment has told the outlet that they "would love" to bring the original Alan Wake to the Xbox One.
"I would love that to happen," Remedy Chief Creative Officer Sam Lake said. "Nothing has happened yet, but we are discussing this possibility with Microsoft.
"I hope it happens, we'll see."
If it did happen, Lake says that it would most likely include any post-release DLC, like a publisher would for a Game of the Year edition.
As for this prototype video Remedy used to pitch Alan Wake 2 to publishers, Remedy wants to pursue that possibility once again after they complete Quantum Break. And unlike the first Alan Wake, it's possible that the sequel would hit other platforms.
"Alan Wake showing up on the PS4 is highly unlikely, but that's not the case for the game's sequel," Lake explained.
Remedy is also not throwing out the idea of Kickstarter or other sources of crowdfunding if publishers aren't interested. If you missed the protoype footage yesterday, it's embedded below.
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Officially, details are still scarce, but as far as Mass Effect 4 is concerned there are a few things that were commented on by the developers. The game will have multiplayer and that Mass Effect 4 won't be another Dragon Age: Inquisition (in the sense that in only borrows some of the in-game technology, but that's it).
Some leaked info has arrive via Reddit. As you'd expect, the game will retain some of the features from the Mass Effect trilogy like bringing along two companions on your travels. It's been noted that the world in Mass Effect 4 is many times bigger than the one in Mass Effect 3 (so not that big then) and it seems that players can explore "hundreds" of solar systems (we're just not sure to what extent).
As far as space travel goes, the leaked info indicates that players will be able to build settlements on planets, thus allowing for various bonuses.
What's really interesting is reports of how players will evidently have the ability to "transition between flying ship, to landing on planet, to driving Mako, to getting out on foot, all seamless with no loading screens."
More on this spilt info Gspot.
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Mad Max in being published by Warner Bros. and is scheduled to arrive for Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on September 4 in Europe and US.
Also, judging from the shots I've just seen, Mad Max looks like some sort of weird crossover between Bradley Cooper and Joel from The Last of Us.
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- Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
- Legends of Grimrock 2
- Kentucky Routge Zero
- Ori and the Blind Forest
- Blackguards 2
- Portal 2
- Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
- Divinity: Original Sin
- Grim Fandango
- Homeworld Remastered Collection
- The Wolf Among Us
- XCOM: Enemy Within
- Thomas Was Alone
- Titan Souls
Also, how many of you remember the insanity of the first Far Cry?
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The Borderlands creator and director Matthew Armstrong has left Gearbox.
Things changed. No longer working at @GearboxSoftware. I will always love Gearbox, but it's adventure time.— Matthew Armstrong (@MisterArmstrong) April 17, 2015
He did clarify to Game Informer that he did not quit out of anger and he was not fired. Instead, he said that after the last Borderlands game, the Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, shipped, he found himself "temporarily non-vital."
"It's just time for new adventures," he said. "I'm an inventor. I'm ready to make something new. Not just new to me, but new to everyone."
He has not said where he is going next. Gearbox, however, has already announced there will be a new Borderlands game by way of job posting for new developers to join the team.
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Rockstar Games hasn't released Red Dead Redemption 2 or indeed Red Dead Redemption for PC, which is a fucking shame. However, they did release GTA V for PC recently and Vince is playing that one as much as he can (in addition to building his own personal Mech unit, which should be completed by the end of 2020).
Anyway, with the launch of GTA V PC so came the bugs. The first patch for the game has been issued (patch 1.01) and it offers numerous fixes and improvements, and more importantly reducing CPU usage of the game’s launcher.
Here are the patch notes:
- Fixed an issue where the GTAV Launcher would use an abnormally high percentage of CPU and sometimes crash
- Fixed an issue where frame rate would drop when left-clicking the mouse while driving
- Added a grid to the Golf mini-game to show the topology of the green while putting
- Fixed an issue where a character’s eyebrows or other facial features could change erroneously when transferred to PC
- Fixed an issue where a some players were asked to transfer their GTA Online character while a transfer was already in progress
- YouTube uploads via the Rockstar Editor will now correctly resume if Internet connection is lost during the upload and later restored
- Fixed a rare issue where the game could crash while using the Rockstar Editor
- Projects containing deleted clips will now load properly in the Rockstar Editor and warn the player of the missing clips
- Fixed an issue where birds were not recorded correctly in Rockstar Edit clips
- Fixed an issue where players with one garage would not be able to replace an existing vehicle if the garage was full and the new vehicle was purchased from an in-game website
- Additional fixes to prepare for iFruit support
- Crew Tire Smoke can no longer be purchased if you are not in a Crew
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Mortal Kombat X is taking the world by storm so to speak. A lot of people are currently into the game, and the latest sales data has shown that the game is the number one seller in the United Kingdom. It's been confirmed that this was the biggest launch ever for a Mortal Kombat game in the UK. Check the latest UK sales chart:
- Mortal Kombat X
- Grand Theft Auto 5
- Battlefield Hardline
- FIFA 15
- Far Cry 4
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
- Minecraft Xbox Edition
- Minecraft PlayStation Edition
- Dying Light
Keri is busy with her playthrough of Mortal Kombat X and will be ready with her full impressions of NetherRealm's beat-em-up by the end of the week, so stay tuned, folks.
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ACC: China takes place in 16th-century China, after the newest Emperor goes on a rampage and wipes out the Chinese Brotherhood of Assassins. Shao Jun alone was able to flee the slaughter and trained under Ezio Auditore in Italy, as shown in the animated short Assassin's Creed Embers. Now she is back in her home country, ready to restore her lost Brotherhood.
The launch trailer showing off a bit more is below.
ACC: China is part of the Assassin's Creed Unity Season Pass that is no longer existant, but if you didn't purchase it when it was available, this one mini-AC will cost $9.99.
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At E3, Microsoft will announce another brand new IP that will be Xbox One exclusive. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer teased this announcement over Twitter, and he also dropped that this year Xbox will focus more on first-party exclusives than they have in years.
@Masih3KA We should have new exclusive IP at E3. I'm trying to make this E3 more about 1st party than past E3s.— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) April 19, 2015
Xbox definitely has a bit up their sleeves in terms of exclusives, including Halo 5: Guardians, Forza Motorsport 6, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Scalebound, and Quantum Break. Really curious what else they have in store.
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Valve is now requiring Steam users to pay at least $5 in order to obtain access to all of the platform's features, as a way to prevent spamming and phishing. Their thoughts are to limit the access of Steam accounts as a way to protect its customers against spamming and phishing practices.
The only way to get past this restriction is to spend at least $5 in the Steam Store to unlock all of the features of Steam. Unfortunately, activating a retail game on Steam will not do the trick, because Steam needs users to add $5 to their Steam Wallets.
Until that amount is added to the Steam Wallet, users will not be able to send friend invites, submit content on the Steam Workshop, or vote on Steam Greenlight.
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The open beta for the game launches on May 19th, with the official release just a few weeks after on June 2, 2015.
"Heroes of the Storm will launch with more than 30 playable Heroes, over 130 Skins, 14 steadfast mounts, and 7 dynamic Battlegrounds, each with unique challenges to overcome—and even more Heroes, Skins, Mounts, and Battlegrounds are on the way!" Blizzard explained on their blog.
Heroes of the Storm has been called a League of Legends Lite, as it is a scaled-down, less complex version of that popular MOBA, but it brings in numerous fan-favorites from Blizzard's popular franchises. Check out more from their announcement trailer below.
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On the bright side, I love how my comic turned out this week :) So, I appreciate all your support guys. Cheers.
On the dark side, the only certainty in life is that you are the center of your own universe and everybody else is the center of theirs.
The next certainty is that you learn to say 'fuck it' and move on because you're too tough to die, rather than you are too fragile to exist. This line of reasoning turns you into a heartless survivor, and eventually leads you to emotional absence, which is fucked up because our emotions are something that defines us as a species (ya know, without those we're kinda on the verge of turning this place into a Planet of Assholes).
Seriously, this weekend was all about loneliness and bitterness for me. So, excuse me for feeling a tad disappointed in people today - friends, family, everyone, save for my lovely daughter who is always smiling at me no matter what. That's the only thing right now.
Sod everyone else. Hm, oh there was one more thing I wanted to write...
Welcome to fucking ActionTrip, suckers! It's mostly filth and deep-seated pessimism.
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