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"Largest ever" Fallout DLC Far Harbor makes landfall this month

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"Largest ever" Fallout DLC Far Harbor makes landfall this month

Far Harbor, the final piece of announced Fallout 4 DLC, will launch on May 19th, Bethesda says.

The DLC takes players to an island off the coast of Maine at the behest of the Valentine Detective Agency.

It centres on the search for a young woman and a synth colony, as well as inter-faction rivalry between the synths and the Children of Atom.

Far Harbor includes the largest landmass Bethesda has ever built for a piece of DLC, as well as the requisite range of new gear and weaponry.

Heavily irradiated, the area sees new radioactive creatures emerge from the mire to put the player down in a variety of unpleasant ways.

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"Toxic" streamer permanently banned from League of Legends

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"Toxic" streamer permanently banned from League of Legends

Toxic Twitch streamer Tyler1 has responded to Riot's decision to permanently ban him from League of Legends.

His vlogged response: "meh, I saw it coming, dude."

Tyler1 has become known for his self-described "toxic" behaviour, which is how he amassed thousands of followers but also the reason Riot permabanned him.

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Mighty No. 9 given another, allegedly final, release date

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Mighty No. 9 given another, allegedly final, release date

Mighty No. 9 has yet another release date – and supposedly, this one's final.

Creator Keiji Inafune said in a blog post that the Mega Man spiritual successor has "gone gold," which would indicate development is finally complete on the long-delayed project.

"I would like to say again how sincerely sorry we are for how long we have kept all of our fans waiting," wrote Inafune.

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Total War: Warhammer's Chaos DLC free for the first week

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Total War: Warhammer's Chaos DLC free for the first week

The Creative Assembly attracted the ire of gamers last December, when it announced that Total War: Warhammer’s Chaos Warriors faction would only be available as DLC.

Worse still, the faction – an integral part of the Warhammer universe in the eyes of many – was offered up for free as a pre-order bonus, and on day one as paid DLC.

As a consequence, the trailer announcing the Chaos Warriors attracted almost 50,000 downvotes on YouTube. Fans were clearly angry at The Creative Assembly – in their eyes – cutting the Chaos content from the game so it could be sold for extra cash.

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Street Fighter V crowd member mimes blowjob

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Street Fighter V crowd member mimes blowjob

A few sharp-eyed gamers have spotted some unusual activity going on in the background of Guile’s air force base Street Fighter V stage.

There’s no delicate way to put this, so I’ll just say it: a short-skirted woman back there appears to be miming a blowjob every now and then.

It isn’t clear whether this is an attempt to throw off the fighters, or simply a motion she makes because she hasn’t yet figured out to yawn properly, but whatever the case, it’s an amusing animation – the sort of thing you'd often see in '80s brawlers like Crime Fighters.

The real tragedy is the dude she is leaning on is too caught up in the fight to even notice her actions. Is this a cry for help from a neglected girlfriend? Is she soliciting? Perhaps the dev team simply forgot to properly render the Popsicle she is eating?

Or, is she giving the player a signal that will allow them to knock an opponent out with one punch in the way that one guy does in Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!?

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Dark Souls III PC players warned not to "take candy from strangers"

Dark Souls III PC players warned not to "take candy from strangers"

Bandai Namco has warned players of Dark Souls III on PC about seemingly innocuous activities that could lead to bans for cheating.

The publisher recently banned a swathe of cheaters on the PC platform, but ended up banning several innocent users as well.

Those users were allegedly banned for possessing hacked items unknowingly obtained from cheaters online, referred to by the Bandai Namco knowledge base as "taking candy from strangers."

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Rainbow Six: Siege security flaw allows cheats, DDoS attacks – report

Rainbow Six: Siege security flaw allows cheats, DDoS attacks – report

A security flaw in competitive FPS Rainbow Six: Siege is leaving players vulnerable to distributed denial of service attacks and enabling cheaters to prosper, according to several reports on Reddit.

The problem appears to be related to the game’s use of peer-to-peer connections for its voice comms. During the games beta last year, some players realised that thanks to the comms setup, using widely-available tools (like those detailed in this video), they could reveal the IP addresses of everyone in the current match.

This being the Internet, some then used this information to execute DDoS attacks on opposition players, disabling their connections. Others used it to win ranked matches (also here, here, and here).

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No Man's Sky release confirmed for June 21st
No Man's Sky release confirmed for June 21st
NEWS It's actually a real thing.
PC, PS4
5
No Man's Sky to be full-priced, says PlayStation blog leak
No Man's Sky to be full-priced, says PlayStation blog leak
NEWS US$60 for a universe.
PC, PS4
3
No name change for trademark reject Unravel
No name change for trademark reject Unravel
NEWS Legal tangle ignored.
PC, XO, PS4
1
New Counter-Strike revolver is surprisingly controversial
New Counter-Strike revolver is surprisingly controversial
NEWS Making nobody's day.
PC
15
No Man's Sky release window set for June 2016
No Man's Sky release window set for June 2016
NEWS Countdown begins now.
PC, PS4
7
No microtransactions for Star Wars: Battlefront
No microtransactions for Star Wars: Battlefront
NEWS The Ewoks rejoice.
PC, XO, PS4
8
No campaign for last-gen Black Ops III
No campaign for last-gen Black Ops III
NEWS Time for an upgrade?
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
4
NCAA policy forces removal of women from FIFA 16
NCAA policy forces removal of women from FIFA 16
NEWS The NCAA are a bunch of dicks.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
7
No story DLC planned for GTA V
No story DLC planned for GTA V
NEWS Contrary to prior report.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
1
Need for Speed PC release pushed to 2016
Need for Speed PC release pushed to 2016
NEWS For frame rate and graphics upgrades.
PC, XO, PS4
New anti-abuse system coming to Heroes of the Storm
New anti-abuse system coming to Heroes of the Storm
NEWS Blizzard silencing the toxic.
PC
No server browser for Star Wars Battlefront
No server browser for Star Wars Battlefront
NEWS A skill based matchmaking system instead.
PC, XO, PS4
10
Next Dying Light story expansion will add dune buggies
Next Dying Light story expansion will add dune buggies
NEWS And a huge new map.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
1
No Man's Sky might get Morpheus and Rift VR support
No Man's Sky might get Morpheus and Rift VR support
NEWS "I don't know what I'm allowed to say."
PC, PS4
1
New Doom is all about speed
New Doom is all about speed
NEWS Runs at 1080p/60fps.
PC, XO, PS4
2
No splitscreen co-op for Star Wars: Battlefront on PC
No splitscreen co-op for Star Wars: Battlefront on PC
NEWS A strange omission.
PC, XO, PS4
9
New Hitman to "live, grow, evolve" over time
New Hitman to "live, grow, evolve" over time
NEWS Not episodic. Not early access.
PC, XO, PS4
1
New Hitman launching digitally this December
New Hitman launching digitally this December
NEWS A pseudo-episodic title with huge levels.
PC, XO, PS4
Nvidia "completely sabotaged" Witcher 3's performance
Nvidia "completely sabotaged" Witcher 3's performance
NEWS AMD calls shenanigans on GameWorks, again.
PC, XO, PS4
64
No iron sights in Star Wars: Battlefront, AT-STs playable
No iron sights in Star Wars: Battlefront, AT-STs playable
NEWS Watch out for logs.
PC, XO, PS4
34
NBA 2K15 is free for Xbox Gold members this weekend
SNIPPET
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Next COD: Advanced Warfare DLC has a map based in Sydney
Next COD: Advanced Warfare DLC has a map based in Sydney
NEWS Strewth!
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
6
New-gen Payday 2 arrives June, will include most DLC
New-gen Payday 2 arrives June, will include most DLC
NEWS Upgrade discount a possibility.
PC, 360, XO, PS4
Action: First-Person
New Just Cause 3 screens leak
New Just Cause 3 screens leak
NEWS Sandbox mayhem shown.
PC, XO, PS4
Action: Open World
4
News on new-gen Hitman coming this year
News on new-gen Hitman coming this year
NEWS Developer IO Interactive speaks up.
PC, XO, PS4
8
Next Total War: Rome II DLC focuses on ancient Sparta
Next Total War: Rome II DLC focuses on ancient Sparta
NEWS Out now.
PC
Strategy: Turn Based
NCSoft announces layoffs at WildStar studio
NCSoft announces layoffs at WildStar studio
NEWS 60 employees let go.
PC
Neo-Nazi claims "fucking ridiculous" – Hatred CEO
Neo-Nazi claims "fucking ridiculous" – Hatred CEO
NEWS “We are group of nice, normal guys."
PC
Action: Third-Person
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New-gen, PC GTA V has a new first-person mode - report
New-gen, PC GTA V has a new first-person mode - report
NEWS Page goes up, page goes down.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
13
Notch on Minecraft sale: "It's not about the money. It’s about my sanity."
Notch on Minecraft sale: "It's not about the money. It’s about my sanity."
NEWS Seeks lower profile.
PC, 360, XO, PS4
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