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Titanfall 2's 1v1 mode is a Doritos & Mountain Dew tie-in

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Titanfall 2's 1v1 mode is a Doritos & Mountain Dew tie-in

Two additional game modes have been confirmed for Titanfall 2 - one old, one new - and accessing one of them may require bowing to one of the biggest cliches of gaming culture.

Attrition mode, in which teams of players fight each other, aided and abetted by numerous AI grunts - returns from the original game.

The score limit has been upped from 300 to 400 in the new title, and the AI improved, but otherwise the gameplay appears identical to the popular original Attrition mode.

Meanwhile, a new game mode, dubbed Coliseum, is a one-on-one showdown that grants the winner unique unlockable rewards.

In a move certain to cause controversy, Coliseum mode is accessible "only by Coliseum tickets," which can be acquired from specially-marked packages of Mountain Dew and Doritos, according to a press release.

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Inevitable Overwatch porn parody is a 1v1 "grudge match"

Inevitable Overwatch porn parody is a 1v1 "grudge match"

The Overwatch porn phenomenon is set to go live-action, thanks to production company Brazzers.

Following in the footsteps of fellow video game porn parodies Tomb Raider XXX, Call of Booty, and Left 4 Head, the movie goes by the title Oversnatch: A Brazzers XXX Parody.

The title revolves around a "grudge match" between pornstars Danny D and Aletta Ocean, roughly cosplaying as Overwatch's Reaper and Widowmaker, respectively.

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Destiny children's book is an illustrated Grimoire alternative

Destiny children's book is an illustrated Grimoire alternative

Bungie is planning a full-scale release for a children's book based on its online sci-fi shooter Destiny.

Entitled D Is For Destiny, the book assigns each letter of the alphabet a different concept from the game, presumably so that children can learn what their parents are talking about when they grumble about loot drops or Oryx.

The text's rhyming, alliterative couplets explain the game's lore in a child-friendly fashion, accompanied by illustrations, possibly telling its story more clearly than the game itself.

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Riot to expand revenue streams for LoL pro players and teams

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Riot to expand revenue streams for LoL pro players and teams

League of Legends developer Riot Games today announced its plans for the future of LoL eSports, which include revenue-sharing for teams.

The company was criticised recently by former player and current team owner Andy Dinh for changing gameplay elements just before major tournaments, jeopardising players' ability to make a living.

Today's announcement is designed to "create additional revenue streams for players and teams," and adds a range of new eSports initiatives similar to those of competing MOBA Dota 2.

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DICE confirms PC specs for Battlefield 1

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DICE confirms PC specs for Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1 developer DICE has confirmed the system requirements for those looking to hit World War 1's front lines next month.

Minimum Specs

OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
Processor (AMD): AMD FX-6350
Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K
Memory: 8GB RAM
Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
Graphics card (NVIDIA): nVidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB
DirectX: 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent
Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
Hard-drive space: 50GB

Recommended Specs

OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later
Processor (AMD): AMD FX 8350 Wraith
Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 4790 or equivalent
Memory: 16GB RAM
Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
DirectX: 11.1 Compatible video card or equivalent
Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
Available Disk Space: 50GB

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Rocket League's latest DLC is totally not set in Rapture

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Rocket League's latest DLC is totally not set in Rapture

Rocket League is unabashedly riffing on BioShock in its latest free DLC update.

Entitled "Aquadome," the pack takes players to the bottom of the ocean, staging the game's trademark rocket-car ball sports in a huge underwater stadium.

Sharks and other marine life patrol outside the glass dome, whose design is fitted out with art deco flourishes to make Andrew Ryan jealous.

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Dark Souls 3's DLC will bring the series to a close

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Dark Souls 3's DLC will bring the series to a close

Dark Souls III's two DLC packs will be the final instalments in the beloved Dark Souls franchise, creator Hidetaka Miyazaki has confirmed.

Fans have clamoured for clarification ever since the base game's press release described it as "the final episode," but in an interview with Polygon, Miyazaki said "it's time to move away from the Dark Souls franchise."

"As president of From Software, I’m not completely denying the possibility of bringing back the franchise in the future. There could be someone else in my company who wants to work on new installments. But we believe that the series will end after the two DLC."

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Riot is making a League of Legends game for tabletops

Riot is making a League of Legends game for tabletops

The maker of League of Legends has announced its next title, and it won't be coming to PC or console, but tabletop instead.

Mechs vs. Minions is a co-operative board game set in the world of LoL. As one of the Yordles Heimerdinger, Tristana, Corki, or Ziggs, players must work together to help Rumble defeat a number of minions that threaten to overrun his mech school.

Using programmatic movement from a shared draft, teammates will grow in power as they face off against armies of marauding minions.

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Massive update brings Biker culture to GTA Online; Redux mod finally launches

Massive update brings Biker culture to GTA Online; Redux mod finally launches

You'll soon be able to officially form and lead your own motorcycle club in GTA Online.

Rockstar has announced that its upcoming Bikers update will allow up to eight players to roll around together and wreak havoc on two wheels.

Bikers will introduce new roles to play from fresh Prospects to club Presidents, alongside what Rockstar is calling a massive slate of new competitive and co-op gameplay.

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Alien: Isolation could get official VR support

Alien: Isolation could get official VR support

While the saying may be "in space, no one can hear you scream", in VR your screams might end up annoying everyone in the vicinity.

But that might not deter Sega, which is considering getting into the VR race – starting with Alien: Isolation.

In an interview with MCV, Sega Europe head Jurgen Post went into detail about the avenues the company is exploring.

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Gears of War 4 to support split screen on PC

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Gears of War 4 to support split screen on PC

Gears of War 4 will feature split screen on PC, The Coalition confirmed at a preview event for the game in Vancouver last week.

Split screen will be possible in the game's campaign and Horde modes, but only in private matches (i.e. non-ranked, non-matchmade) for competitive multiplayer.

However, only one person will be signed into their Xbox Live account – the other will play as a guest.

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Capcom explains high price of Street Fighter V DLC

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Capcom explains high price of Street Fighter V DLC

Capcom has finally addressed concerns around the price of Street Fighter V's Pro Tour DLC, which it announced at EVO 2016 in July.

The game's Pro Tour Premier Package includes three new costumes, the new Ring of Destiny stage, and 22 exclusive colours and special titles, but sets players back a whopping NZ$40.

In July, Capcom said that "a portion" of proceeds from the DLC would go towards the Capcom Cup 2016 prize pool. The company has finally clarified exactly how much via PlayStation Blog:

"A minimum of 30% of the revenue will go to the Capcom Cup 2016 prize pool, and an additional 50% of the revenue is invested into Capcom Pro Tour production," writes Capcom's Neidel Crisan.

"That means that Capcom contributes more than 80% of all CPT DLC revenue directly to support Capcom Pro Tour initiatives.

News Index


Inevitable Overwatch porn parody is a 1v1 "grudge match"
Inevitable Overwatch porn parody is a 1v1 "grudge match"
NEWS Who gets Play of the Game?
PC, XO, PS4, Mac
Action: First-Person
Destiny children's book is an illustrated Grimoire alternative
Destiny children's book is an illustrated Grimoire alternative
NEWS That clears things up.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
Riot to expand revenue streams for LoL pro players and teams
Riot to expand revenue streams for LoL pro players and teams
NEWS Mo' money, MO'BA.
PC
Action
2
Rocket League's latest DLC is totally not set in Rapture
Rocket League's latest DLC is totally not set in Rapture
NEWS Nope, not Rapture at all.
PC, XO, PS4
1
Titanfall 2's 1v1 mode is a Doritos & Mountain Dew tie-in
Titanfall 2's 1v1 mode is a Doritos & Mountain Dew tie-in
NEWS Luckily, Attrition isn't.
PC, XO, PS4
1
Dark Souls 3's DLC will bring the series to a close
Dark Souls 3's DLC will bring the series to a close
NEWS The franchise chugs its final Estus flask.
PC, XO, PS4
6
DICE confirms PC specs for Battlefield 1
DICE confirms PC specs for Battlefield 1
NEWS Time for some shiny new components.
PC, XO, PS4
20
Riot is making a League of Legends game for tabletops
Riot is making a League of Legends game for tabletops
NEWS MOBA goes cardboard.
PC
Action
Capcom explains high price of Street Fighter V DLC
Capcom explains high price of Street Fighter V DLC
NEWS Proceeds to prize pool.
PC, PS4
3
Alien: Isolation could get official VR support
Alien: Isolation could get official VR support
NEWS They mostly come out alright... mostly.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Massive update brings Biker culture to GTA Online; Redux mod finally launches
Massive update brings Biker culture to GTA Online; Redux mod finally launches
NEWS Double good news!
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
Gears of War 4 to support split screen on PC
Gears of War 4 to support split screen on PC
NEWS Never fight alone.
PC, XO
2
Poland issues official Witcher postage stamp
Poland issues official Witcher postage stamp
NEWS Perfect for mailing monster contracts.
PC, XO, PS4
No Man's Sky PR strategy not great, admits Sony
No Man's Sky PR strategy not great, admits Sony
NEWS Promises, promises.
PC, PS4
11
The Division 1.4 to finally address obscene difficulty curve
The Division 1.4 to finally address obscene difficulty curve
NEWS Bullet sponges begone.
PC, XO, PS4
2
Dying Light players have killed a whole lot of zombies
Dying Light players have killed a whole lot of zombies
NEWS Techland releases staggering stats.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Massive futuristic cityscape discovered inside Star Citizen
Massive futuristic cityscape discovered inside Star Citizen
NEWS Terra Primed and ready.
PC
3
Grand Theft Auto could teach self-driving cars to see
Grand Theft Auto could teach self-driving cars to see
NEWS There goes the neighbourhood.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
Smite is getting its first PvE content this week
Smite is getting its first PvE content this week
NEWS Godly Horde mode.
PC, XO, PS4
Snoop Dogg voice pack may come to StarCraft II
Snoop Dogg voice pack may come to StarCraft II
NEWS Drop it like it's bots.
PC
Strategy: Real Time
5
WoW: Legion sells 3.3 million copies on day one
WoW: Legion sells 3.3 million copies on day one
NEWS Plenty of content to keep players happy.
PC
3
Mafia III DLC to riff on True Detective, Rambo, civil rights
Mafia III DLC to riff on True Detective, Rambo, civil rights
NEWS A game disc is a flat circle.
PC, XO, PS4
1
Path of Exile's Atlas of Worlds expansion is live now
Path of Exile's Atlas of Worlds expansion is live now
NEWS +1 map reading skills.
PC
2
Firewatch scouting out Xbox One with new features
Firewatch scouting out Xbox One with new features
NEWS This fire is out of control.
PC, XO, PS4, Mac
4
Lindsay Lohan's GTA V lawsuit thrown out by NY court
Lindsay Lohan's GTA V lawsuit thrown out by NY court
NEWS Mean, girl.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
2
MGSV Definitive Experience lacks rumoured Mission 51
MGSV Definitive Experience lacks rumoured Mission 51
NEWS Maybe it's in Area 51.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
1
Fallout 4's latest mod comes from Nvidia, of all places
Fallout 4's latest mod comes from Nvidia, of all places
NEWS God rays and new content.
PC, XO, PS4
3
Hitman's first season confirmed for physical release
Hitman's first season confirmed for physical release
NEWS Bonus features packed in.
PC, XO, PS4
1
Eve Online to go free-to-play after 13 years
Eve Online to go free-to-play after 13 years
NEWS Freeconomics.
PC
RPG: MMO
13
Blizzard still has plenty of bad guys for World of Warcraft
Blizzard still has plenty of bad guys for World of Warcraft
NEWS World of Morecraft.
PC
4