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No Man's Sky cleared by Advertising Standards Authority

No Man's Sky cleared by Advertising Standards Authority

Britain's Advertising Standards Authority has ruled No Man's Sky innocent of misleading customers via its Steam page.

Several disgruntled gamers had raised flags to the regulator after perceiving the game to have launched without features implied in Steam screenshots, descriptions, and trailers.

Developer Hello Games' argument was that while the game's procedural nature meant that every player has a different experience, it wasn't unreasonable to expect that players wcould encounter all advertised features in an average playthrough.

The ASA concurred, concluding that customers "would understand the videos to be representative of the type of content they would encounter during gameplay, but would not generally expect to see those specific creatures, landscapes, battles, and structures."

Additionally, the Authority ruled that No Man's Sky's graphics capabilities on release were not in breach of advertising standards.

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Rainbow Six Siege's second season is about to begin

Rainbow Six Siege's second season is about to begin

The second season of tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege has officially begun, with the launch of a new season pass at digital retailers.

The PlayStation and Xbox Stores both carry the season pass, which is priced at US$30 and includes eight new operator characters across four DLC packs, to which season pass holders will gain access 7 days in advance of regular folks.

Also included are eight exclusive pieces of headgear and uniform customisation, a R6 Carbon charm, and 600 in-game credits.

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The Division sees player count uptick after 1.4 update

The Division sees player count uptick after 1.4 update

The Division's latest update brought players back in droves, says developer Ubisoft.

Speaking to PCGamesN, Ubisoft live operations VP Anne Blondel said that "since the release of patch 1.4, we went back to the daily active users we had at launch."

After a massive launch, player counts in The Division rapidly dropped, as they hit tough difficulty curves and arcane progression mechanics, compounded by a lack of new content.

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Overwatch getting new Symmetra abilities, team features

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Overwatch getting new Symmetra abilities, team features

One of Overwatch's most-neglected characters is to see a significant buff in an upcoming update.

The defensive character will gain a second ultimate - which no other character has - as well as buffs to her other abilities.

As an alternative to her existing Teleporter ultimate, Symmetra will be able to build a shield generator that can provide shields to teammates, even ignoring line of sight.

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Hello Games breaks silence, releases No Man's Sky patch

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Hello Games breaks silence, releases No Man's Sky patch

No Man's Sky developer Hello Games today broke its months-long silence, announcing a significant update to the galaxy-exploration game.

"Since No Man’s Sky released, we’ve been overwhelmed with feedback," the studio wrote on the PlayStation Blog, understating fans' countless demands for updates and additional features.

The game's "Update 1.1" introduces several new features to the game, while fixing numerous bugs and providing "a foundation of things to come."

Players can now explore the galaxy in three game modes: Normal, as before; Creative, with fewer limitations; and Survival, offering greater gameplay challenges.

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Star Wars Battlefront celebrates one year with new DLC

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Star Wars Battlefront celebrates one year with new DLC

Star Wars Battlefront is approaching its first anniversary, and EA today announced a number of events to round out the game's content schedule.

The game's final DLC pack, Rogue One: Scarif, drops on December 6th, a week and change ahead of the Star Wars spinoff's December 16th cinematic release.

It will include four maps set on the new tropical planet Scarif, as well as new hero Jyn Erso (played by Felicity Jones in the film) and villain Orson Krennic (Aussie actor Ben Mendelsohn).

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Battlefield 1 on PS4 Pro has a game-changing FPS bump

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Battlefield 1 on PS4 Pro has a game-changing FPS bump

Battlefield 1's performance on the PlayStation 4 Pro is improved to the point of offering a multiplayer advantage over original PS4 owners, says Digital Foundry.

In situations with high graphical stress, tests found the PS4 Pro build of the game offered up to a 47 percent frame rate increase over the vanilla build.

Though neither build runs graphically demanding, 64-player situations at a full 60fps, the PS4 Pro offers "a 10-15fps advantage."

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