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Escalation Studios is now Bethesda Game Studios Dallas

Escalation Studios is now Bethesda Game Studios Dallas

QuakeCon was full of reveals and announcements over the weekend, a notable one being that Escalation Studios got a new name; Bethesda Game Studios Dallas.

The developer was acquired by ZeniMax in February 2017 after its work on the celebrated SnapMap game editor from id Software's 2016 Doom.

The studio will now be Bethesda's second Texas-based studio and fourth overall.

"We've been working with Tom, Marc, and the team at Escalation for a long time," said Bethesda Game Studios director Todd Howard. "They've already delivered amazing games with us, and we knew we could do even bigger things together."

Escalation also contributed to the VR editions of Skyrim and Fallout

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The Battle for Azeroth is live... for some

The Battle for Azeroth is live... for some

Blizzard has officially released World Of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth, although some players are having a hard time logging in to the new expansion. It's most likely just a sever issue as masses of fans try and dive in to the new content.

Blizzard has confirmed one of the issues on Twitter, stating "We're currently investigating an issue affecting our authentication servers, which may result in failed or slow login attempts". It's unclear at this stage how fast a fix will be distributed but Blizzard will no doubt be putting all of their effort in to stabilizing the problem as fast as possible.

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Fall of Light: Darkest Edition coming to consoles soon

Fall of Light: Darkest Edition coming to consoles soon

Indie publisher Digerati has confirmed the release dates for its stylish looking action RPG, Fall of Light: Darkest Edition. Originally release on Steam in 2017 ,the Darkest Edition will be available to download 14 August on Xbox One, 21/22 August on PS4, and 23 August on Nintendo Switch.

Fall of Light: Darkest Edition will feature all of the original games content as well as an all-new dungeon, new enemies, traps and weapons, created especially for the Darkest Edition.

Fall of Light is a story-driven action RPG set in a world plagued by an all-consuming darkness. Players will take on the role of Nyx, a seasoned warrior who has embarked on a dangerous journey with his daughter, Aether, an ‘indigo child’ who handily radiates light. Only together will they be strong enough to complete their quest: reach the last place on Earth still touched by sunlight.

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God of War gets New Game+ later this month

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God of War gets New Game+ later this month

God of War's New Game+ mode will release on August 20 in a free update, giving players yet another reason to hack and slash as their favourite Greek deity.

Developer Sony Santa Monica detailed its features today, noting that the feature would go live as a celebration of the game's four month anniversary.

The mode will allow players to keep their armour, enchantments, abilities and more from a previous playthrough. At the same time, New Game+ won't be locked to any previous difficulty settings; it can be as easy or hard as players choose.

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PlayStation celebrates 500 million consoles sold

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PlayStation celebrates 500 million consoles sold

PlayStation is celebrating its rather impressive sale of over 500 million units since 1994 with a stunning translucent blue PS4 Pro.

The 500 Million Limited Edition Console will come packed with a 2TB hard drive, and PlayStation Camera, as well as a single Dualshock 4 matching the translucent blue design. It will retail for NZD$799.

Additional controllers can be purchased separately.

Only 50,000 units will be produced worldwide, each emblazoned with a limited edition number.

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Watch Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct

Watch Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct

Nintendo has released the latest Direct focused on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with revered director Masahiro Sakurai discussing lots of the new features and additions coming to the beloved series.

Five new characters make an appearance, including Castlevania's Simon Belmont and Richter Belmont. Alucard joins the game as an assist trophy with a new Dracula’s Castle stage also being added. Things also take a dark turn for poor Luigi and his under-powered vacuum cleaner during the presentation.

Masahiro Sakurai announced more stages, bringing the total up to a whopping 103 stages. The game is really living up to it's "Ultimate" name with the incredible amount of content packed in.

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EVO 2018 Results Round-up

EVO 2018 Results Round-up

After a long weekend of frame counting and perfectly executed timing, the biggest fighting game tournament of the year, EVO 2018 has come to a thrilling conclusion.

Taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, EVO 2018 saw competitors from all over the world gather to test their skills against the best.

While not a win in itself, Terrelle ‘Lil Majin’ Jackson showed his incredible skill at EVO's Tekken 7 bracket, making it to third place. What makes this achievement so special is the fact that since Tekken 7 launched, not a single American has even placed in the top 8.

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Fallout 76 BETA is the full game with progress carried over

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Fallout 76 BETA is the full game with progress carried over

Bethesda Softworks have updated the Fallout 76 FAQ with the question ""Is the B.E.T.A. going to be the full game and will my progress carry over to launch?"

Bethesda has confirmed that "Our current plan for the B.E.T.A. is it will be the full game and all your progress is saved for launch. We hope you join us!"

This means the Beta will have you downloading the whole game, but with that you'll have the opportunity to spend as much time as possible during the Beta, uncovering everything Fallout 76 has to offer.

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Capcom wants to remake more games after Resident Evil 2

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Capcom wants to remake more games after Resident Evil 2

In Capcom's recent financial results conference, it was revealed that the company intends to follow the upcoming remake of Resident Evil 2 with more remakes and re-releases.

When asked by investors what the expected sales are for the upcoming horror remake, Capcom stated that the game is expected to fall into their “million-seller” titles after an incredibly positive reception at this years E3. The company further stated that " in order to tie this first success to actual sales we are working out our promotional strategy".

For those worried that the upcoming Resident Evil 2 Remake will simply be a visual overhaul, Capcom further alleviated these concernss with confirmation the the title will have "a budget appropriate for a Resident Evil title targeting the global market".

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Destiny 2 players have spent 25 years deleting shaders

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Destiny 2 players have spent 25 years deleting shaders

The latest post in Bungie's weekly update has detailed a number of fun Destiny 2 statistics, collected since the launch of Warmind back in May.

The summary comes as a build up to Destiny 2: Forsaken which will conclude the current third season of play. The staggering figures included each of the three classes pledged during the Faction Rally events and as well as the number of times Leviathan had been cleared on both Normal and Heroic difficulty.

The most standout figure however, was the number of shaders deleted by players since May; 807,635,124.

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Rebuild your Walking Dead choices in time for the finale

Rebuild your Walking Dead choices in time for the finale

Keeping track of your choices throughout Telltale's The Walking Dead series can be a bit of a mission. Not only have players chosen from vast array of narrative paths, those choices might date back to 2012.

It looks like Telltale Games would agree, as the studio has just launched a story builder that walks through the events of previous seasons and allows players to make decisions at pivotal moments.

The perfect story refresher for veterans, and a great way to get up to speed for newcomers, the decisions a player makes can be downloaded for use in the upcoming The Walking Dead: The Final Season.

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Destiny's Year 2 combat detailed in Bungie livestream

Destiny's Year 2 combat detailed in Bungie livestream

Bungie's Forsaken Combat Stream detailed a number of new systems being implemented in the coming weeks leading up to Destiny 2's expansion.

Speaking with sandbox design lead Josh Hamrick, and senior sandbox designers Claude Jerome and Greg Peng, community manager David 'DeeJ' Dague showcased the upcoming features.

It was also noted that some of these systems will roll out on August 28 and will be available to all Destiny 2 players; regardless of whether they own the expansion.

Crucible time-to-kill is getting a real shot in the arm, with overall weapon and ability damage getting buffed. Melee attacks will now kill a Guardian at full health in just two strikes, while precision shots will also deal more damage.

Included in the patch will be the nine new supers, as well as adjustments to existing class abilities. Most importantly, Golden Gun is getting a two second time extension, which is great news for those that pop Super too soon and end up walking through a match searching aimlessly for enemies.

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The Battle for Azeroth is live... for some
The Battle for Azeroth is live... for some
NEWS The Horde and Alliance fight over a tree, k i l l i n g
Fall of Light: Darkest Edition coming to consoles soon
Fall of Light: Darkest Edition coming to consoles soon
NEWS Ico: Reaper of Dark Souls
Escalation Studios is now Bethesda Game Studios Dallas
Escalation Studios is now Bethesda Game Studios Dallas
NEWS From SnapMaps to Starfields.
PlayStation celebrates 500 million consoles sold
PlayStation celebrates 500 million consoles sold
NEWS Limited Edition PS4 Pro coming later this month.
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God of War gets New Game+ later this month
God of War gets New Game+ later this month
NEWS Oh Boy oh boy oh boy...
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Watch Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct
Watch Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct
NEWS That's a whole lot of Smash
EVO 2018 Results Round-up
EVO 2018 Results Round-up
NEWS No button mashing here
Destiny's Year 2 combat detailed in Bungie livestream
Destiny's Year 2 combat detailed in Bungie livestream
NEWS More bang for your buck.
Fallout 76 BETA is the full game with progress carried over
Fallout 76 BETA is the full game with progress carried over
NEWS We have big nukes and we're not scared to use them
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Destiny 2 players have spent 25 years deleting shaders
Destiny 2 players have spent 25 years deleting shaders
NEWS And it's not getting much better in Forsaken.
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Capcom wants to remake more games after Resident Evil 2
Capcom wants to remake more games after Resident Evil 2
NEWS Renovate, spitshine & profit
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Rebuild your Walking Dead choices in time for the finale
Rebuild your Walking Dead choices in time for the finale
NEWS Clementine MIGHT remember this.
Fortnite tutors are a thing now and I think it's great
Fortnite tutors are a thing now and I think it's great
NEWS Keep it up parents!
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Lords of the Fallen 2 devs are starting from scratch
Lords of the Fallen 2 devs are starting from scratch
NEWS Taking aim at FromSoftware
Get all of Destiny 2's content in the Legendary Collection
Get all of Destiny 2's content in the Legendary Collection
NEWS Become Legen– wait for it...
The Sinking City gets a creepy new gameplay trailer
The Sinking City gets a creepy new gameplay trailer
NEWS Knock, knock. Who's there? Cthul...
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Portal 2 writer Jay Pinkerton has rejoined Valve
Portal 2 writer Jay Pinkerton has rejoined Valve
NEWS No mention of what he'll be working on.
Gran Turismo Sport adds microtransactions
Gran Turismo Sport adds microtransactions
NEWS Because we LOVE paying extra for our content.
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Doom Eternal gameplay reveal coming to Quakecon
Doom Eternal gameplay reveal coming to Quakecon
NEWS Once more in to the depths of Hell
Vampyr update to bring new game modes
Vampyr update to bring new game modes
NEWS More reasons to take a bite
Nintendo gets a need for speed with its latest Labo kit
Nintendo gets a need for speed with its latest Labo kit
NEWS All a-board.
Salt and Sanctuary announced for Nintendo Switch
Salt and Sanctuary announced for Nintendo Switch
NEWS And you don't have long to wait.
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Devil May Cry 5 director thinks players may cry too
Devil May Cry 5 director thinks players may cry too
NEWS I just got some demon dust in my eyes
Metal Gear Solid V's latest patch lets you play as Quiet
Metal Gear Solid V's latest patch lets you play as Quiet
NEWS La-Li-Lu-Le-Lo.
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This bull riding game is the only licensed game you should ever play
This bull riding game is the only licensed game you should ever play
NEWS Should be called Rodeo Hero
Bethesda confirms an October beta for Fallout 76
Bethesda confirms an October beta for Fallout 76
NEWS But not everyone's getting in on Day One.
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Take a peek at Shadow of the Tomb Raider's hub world
Take a peek at Shadow of the Tomb Raider's hub world
NEWS Welcome to Paiti, please pat the alpacas.
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Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro bundle announced
Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro bundle announced
NEWS Wait, what, it actually looks good...
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Telltale isn't ruling out Walking Dead sequels in the future
Telltale isn't ruling out Walking Dead sequels in the future
NEWS Farewell to Clem.
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Halo dev has no interest in adding battle royale
Halo dev has no interest in adding battle royale
NEWS I guess the battle royale bandwagon only has so many seats...
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