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The Wolf Among Us Season Two hit with 2019 delay

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 38 mins ago

Telltale Games has announced that The Wolf Among Us sequel will unfortunately be delayed until 2019, even though the title was expected to be launched later this year.



Telltale Games has posted on their website that this delay is due to "fundamental changes" that have occurred at Telltale after the announcement of the sequel back in last years summer.


The developer has said that this extra time they are giving themselves to work on the title is so they can provide players with an experience that features Telltales "best work." Here is what they had to say "Ultimately our goal is to deliver an experience deserving of the passion you've consistently shown for The Wolf Among Us, and these extra months will give us the time we need to do our best work. We're extremely enthusiastic about how the game is progressing so far, and we can't wait to dig even deeper."

Nintendo's '2nd Unit Set' for the Switch is dockless, $230

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 1 hour, 38 mins ago

Nintendo has announced a "2nd Unit Set" for the Nintendo Switch, this set is designed for families that already own a Nintendo Switch and desire to purchase another one.




What has been titled as the "2nd Unit Set" will include the following: Nintendo Switch system, two Joy-Con controllers, two straps and does not include the dock, HDMI cable, or Joy-Con grip.


What is most surprising though is this new set does not include the AC adapter cable which is required to charge the Nintendo Switch. The 2nd unit set costs $230 when the traditional bundle costs $299.

Resident Evil 2 remake: RE7 engine, 4K 60FPS on PS4 Pro

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 22 mins ago

The original Resident Evil games were some of the best in the franchise, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that a Resident Evil 2 remake could happen, but powered by the RE7 engine is a huge deal.




Capcom has been teasing us for a while now, but according to Rely on Horror, the RE2 Remake is now running on a modified version of the RE Engine, the same one that powered Resident Evil 7. The purported Resident Evil 2 remake would run at 1080p 30FPS on the original PS4, but is using magic to hit native 4K 60FPS on the PS4 Pro, which I kind of don't believe.


The RE2 remake will reportedly use dynamic scaling to hit up to 4K when it needs to, so it can stick to a fluid 60FPS. The remake would see the camera shift to over-the-shoulder in Resident Evil 2, with Capcom reportedly adding new scenes and scenarios into the RE2 remake that will make it more detailed, and longer.

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Fortnite made almost $300 million in April

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 31 mins ago

Battle royale sensation Fortnite continues making huge monthly revenues.




According to SuperData's new games revenue report, Epic made a whopping $296 million in April via digital in-game purchases on all platforms. The free-to-play game's debut on mobile likely helped boost earnings due to its accessibility, and the game is set to arrive on Android this summer, which may cause another spike. Overall the shooter's earnings jumped a mighty 33% month-over-month.


Total digital video games spending grew to $9.09 billion in April, up 23% year-over-year, driven by console and mobile gaming. Console spending jumped a huge 44% thanks to Fortnite's continual success as well as Sony's latest God of War game, proving that engagement-driven live service games can co-exist with marquee singleplayer-only titles.

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Rum Runner's Pack free DLC debuts to Pillars of Eternity 2

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 21 hours, 38 mins ago

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire has received a new free DLC titled Rum Runner's Pack. Obsidian Entertainment and Versus Evil, the developers and publisher behind the title have announced the debut of the free content update with many more in the pipeline.




According to the press release from Obsidian Entertainment and Versus Evil there is more than just one DLC in the works for Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire. The next free DLC titled Beard and Hair Pack will be featuring a new ability that allows players to change their characters appearance at any given moment.


For the DLC that was just released, The Rum Runner's DLC pack adds Mirke, a new female partner and also six new alcohol-themed items have been added to the merchant in Deadfire. If you are interested in downloading the new DLC visit the official Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Rum Runner's Pack Steam page here.

New Battlerite Royale screenshots unveil UI/more gameplay

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 22 hours, 38 mins ago

Stunlock Studios has released yet another batch of Battlerite Royale screenshots, this time they have revealed more gameplay as well as the new modes user interface (UI).




Stunlock Studios' Battlerite currently has over 4 million players and those players will be receiving a new battle royale mode that is planned for release July 2018. The first batch of screenshots that was released at the start of this month showcased some brief gameplay snippets, the second batch that has now been released reveals the games UI as well as shows some more gameplay.


Just like every other battle royale title, players will begin the game with nothing at all and in this case Battlerite Royale players will begin with no items or abilities. Players will be required to traverse the map and find their abilities, equipment and consumables. The fastest way to do this would be to kill other players, steal their loot/abilities from their dead bodies and power-up yourself so much that you are the last one standing on the battlefield. If you missed out on Battlerite Royale's map concept art that was released by Stunlock Studios definitely check it out.

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Co-op monster hunting title, Dauntless releases open beta

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 23 hours, 38 mins ago

Phoenix Labs has announced that their monster hunting title Dauntless will be debuting its open beta today. The developer has also released open beta trailer for everyone to enjoy.



Phoenix Labs is an independent developer that harbors former developers from massive studios such as Riot Games, BioWare and Capcom. Players that choose to participate in the open beta for Dauntless will be put into the role of the Slayer. The slayers sole role in the game is to defend humanity against the invading monsters known as the Behemoth's.


Jess Houston, CEO and Co-founder of Phoenix Labs has commented on the titles open-beta debut, here is what he had to say: "Open Beta is an exciting next step for us, but it is just the beginning for what we have planned for Dauntless. For the past four years we've been dedicated to creating the next, great online game for players to share together, and Open Beta is the next huge step in fulfilling our promise. We will be continually adding content and updates to Dauntless and incorporating feedback from our passionate community. We are committed to providing more and more reasons for players to come back to Dauntless for years to come."

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Dark Souls Remastered releases a whole day early on Steam

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day ago

FromSoftware, the developers behind the critically acclaimed franchise Dark Souls, have released Dark Souls Remastered a whole day early for Steam users.



For those that are not aware, Dark Souls Remastered does feature some slight changes even though it is mostly a graphical/performance improvement. Players will be glad to know that multiplayer now supports up to six participants as well as the title now runs at a smooth 60FPS instead of the measly 30FPS that it was originally running at.


Graphical wise, Dark Souls Remastered features improved lighting and texture work and for those that have already purchased the original and now de-listed Prepare to Die Edition on Steam, will receive a 50% discount on Dark Souls Remastered. Dark Souls Remastered launched a day early for Steam users, console fans will have to wait a whole day longer to get their hands-on the famously difficult title. Dark Souls Remastered is $39.99 USD on the Steam Store.

Borderlands 2 is free-to-play and 75% off Steam this weekend

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 1 hour ago

Gearbox has taken to their Twitter to announce that their title Borderlands 2 is now 75% off on the Steam store as well as completely free-to-play for the remainder of the weekend.



Players that wish to jump into the Borderlands 2 action with a few friends or solo can pick up the title from the official Steam Store page here.


Gearbox has decided to run the discount deal for the remainder of the weekend and more specifically until May 29th.

Amazon plan 1984-style facial recognition tech for US cities

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Privacy & Rights | Posted: 1 day, 3 hours ago

Amazon have their evil tentacles in as many places as you can imagine, including a huge $10 billion deal with The Pentagon, so the news of a 1984-style facial recognition technology system shouldn't surprise you, at all.




The new surveillance system is reportedly called "Rekognition", with Amazon having a huge library of "tens of millions of faces" that will see it track up to 100 individuals in a given image, and then analyze their identity. Don't worry about your privacy as this is all for security and your personal safety.


Don't think that Amazon's super-secret Rekognition system is just a pipe dream, it is already deployed in some US cities. Washington County Sheriff's Office is already using Rekognition to reduce the time suspect identification takes, down from multiple days to a few minutes.

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