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DA: Inquisition gets epilogue DLC

DA: Inquisition gets epilogue DLC

The final piece of DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition is an epilogue that takes place two years after the main game.

According to BioWare, Trespasser explores what it's like to be a world-saving organisation when the world no longer needs saving. It's a chance to meet and talk with old friends, to uncover a new threat, and ultimately decide the fate of the Inquisition you worked so hard to build. It might just contain hints about the future of Thedas, too.

Trespasser is the third piece of story DLC BioWare has added to Inquisition, the other two being Jaws of Hakkon and The Descent. It will release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC on September 9.

BioWare also announced a patch targeting Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC that includes a couple of treats in addition to the usual fixes.

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Mortal Kombat X is no longer coming to X360 or PS3

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Mortal Kombat X is no longer coming to X360 or PS3

The last-gen console versions of Mortal Kombat X have been cancelled.

The game’s PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions simply weren’t up to scratch, said publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

“Please know our teams worked diligently to meet the quality standards set by the current-gen versions of the game,” it said.

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GTA V graphical mod makes a pretty game prettier

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GTA V graphical mod makes a pretty game prettier

A new, unreleased graphical mod for Grand Theft Auto V threatens to unseat reigning graphical champ iCEnhancer.

Called Toddyhancer and developed by Martin Bergman, the mod uses "Reshade shaders, ENB series, simple tweaks, and some tonemapping" to make Los Santos look even prettier than it used to.

According to Bergman's FAQ, the enhanced graphics cut 10-30fps off performance in his testing experience.

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GTAV's Rockstar Editor coming to PS4 and Xbox One

GTAV's Rockstar Editor coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Grand Theft Auto V's Rockstar Editor will be coming to new-gen consoles in the next update, Rockstar has confirmed.

Tucked away in the winner announcement for the studio's Ill-Gotten Gains video competition, the reveal brings an extremely popular feature from the PC version to consoles.

On PC, the Rockstar Editor allows players to record, edit, and share videos from within GTAV, using features like image filters, camera controls, depth of field, and a Director Mode that gives up the game's entire cast for virtual moviemaking.

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Metal Gear Solid 5 microtransactions still under question

Metal Gear Solid 5 microtransactions still under question

Questions still remain about the presence of microtransactions in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, despite some clarification from Konami.

The issue came up when Gamespot reported that MGS5's Forward Operating Base (FOB) multiplayer mode would cost MB Coins, an in-game currency purchased with real money.

FOB allows players to build a base and defend it against – or invade – other players online.

Konami strongly refuted the Gamespot report, saying it was "simply not true."

"The FOB mode will be fully accessible at launch and the micro-transaction layer to that specific feature in the game primarily acts as an accelerator."

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Twitch fails to play Dark Souls

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Twitch fails to play Dark Souls

Twitch asked recently if its community could play legendarily difficult Dark Souls using only collective text input, and the answer appears to be "not really."

Nearly one hundred hours into the playthrough, the streaming platform's character is still stuck in the game's first area, Undead Asylum.

The stream, controlled by text commands inputted by players into Twitch chat, is a followup to similar experiments with simpler games.

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New Crucible modes coming in Destiny: The Taken King

New Crucible modes coming in Destiny: The Taken King

The Crucible will receive two new multiplayer gametypes in upcoming Destiny expansion The Taken King.

Speaking to Game Informer, design lead Lars Bakken outlined the modes, called Rift and Mayhem.

Rift is a 6v6 twist on capture-the-flag, spawning an item called the Spark in the middle of the map, which must be picked up and carried to the opposing goal.

News Index


"I'm ready to make something new": Borderlands creator leaves Gearbox
"I'm ready to make something new": Borderlands creator leaves Gearbox
NEWS Time for new adventures.
PC, 360, PS3
"Obscene" Dragon Age: Inquisition pulled in India
"Obscene" Dragon Age: Inquisition pulled in India
NEWS Questions arise over sexual content.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
RPG: Action
7
3D Realms drops Duke Nukem lawsuit, apologises to Gearbox
3D Realms drops Duke Nukem lawsuit, apologises to Gearbox
NEWS All a misunderstanding, apparently.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
1
2K, Firaxis reveal XCOM Enemy Within at Gamescom
2K, Firaxis reveal XCOM Enemy Within at Gamescom
NEWS Unknown’s expansion.
PC, 360, PS3
2
"XCOM" shooter may now be called The Bureau
"XCOM" shooter may now be called The Bureau
NEWS Tie-in angle ditched?
PS3
1
10 new GTA V screens released
10 new GTA V screens released
NEWS Yes, that appears to be a Gatling gun.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: Third-Person
“Call of Duty has almost ruined a generation of FPS players” – Red Orchestra 2 dev
“Call of Duty has almost ruined a generation of FPS players” – Red Orchestra 2 dev
NEWS "They’ve taken individual skill out of the equation."
PC, 360, PS3, WiiU
Action: First-Person
25
"Lose the gimps and dildos and purple suits” – Bleszinski on Saints Row
"Lose the gimps and dildos and purple suits” – Bleszinski on Saints Row
NEWS Adult content "doesn’t help industry perceptions".
PC, 360, PS3
Action: Third-Person
58
2K's XCOM FPS may now be a third-person arcade title
2K's XCOM FPS may now be a third-person arcade title
NEWS Not a good sign.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: Third-Person
"We are dedicated to supporting BF3" – DICE
"We are dedicated to supporting BF3" – DICE
NEWS Console servers quadrupled.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
2
"It's been a poor, poor five years for fiction" - Dishonored developer
NEWS The same old story.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
2
”DLC was a mistake” – Castlevania producer
NEWS Game's success blamed.
360, PS3
Action: Third-Person
38 Studios lay-offs confirmed
NEWS Some employees unpaid.
PC, 360, PS3
Adventure & RPG
2K announces XCOM: Enemy Unknown
NEWS Tactics and strategy by Firaxis.
PC, 360, PS3
Strategy
379
5 million copies of Battlefield 3 sold
5 million copies of Battlefield 3 sold
NEWS EA’s biggest one-week numbers.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
2
3 million DiRT 3 keys stolen
NEWS AMD promotional codes compromised.
PC, 360, PS3
Driving & Racing
20
2K signs multi-year contract with the NBA
NEWS Follows success of NBA 2K11.
PC, 360, PS3, Wii
6
2K launches Duke Nudem site
NEWS Links inside definitely NSFW.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
36
2K announces The Darkness II
NEWS Due later this year.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
4
2011's promising release schedule
NEWS Welcome back, we missed you.
PC, 360, PS3, Wii, PSP
56
"Be A Goalkeeper" introduced to FIFA 11
NEWS All players can be human controlled.
360, PS3
2K "scales back" BioShock 2 DRM
NEWS For digital release, anyway.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
250GB PlayStation 3 coming to NZ for $729
NEWS Slim selling strongly, says Sony.
PS3
42
2K Sports signs Kobe Bryant
NEWS All-Star to promote NBA 2K10.
360, PS3, Wii, PS2
Sports: Basketball
2K release Borderlands screenshots
NEWS "New art direction" featured.
PC, 360, PS3
3rd ELAN Awards recognise game development
NEWS Valve scoops trophies.
PC, 360, PS3, Wii, DS, PSP, PS2
2008 NZ console sales top 177,000
NEWS 15% growth as hardware flies off shelves.
360, PS3, Wii
2K release new Mafia 2 screenshots
NEWS Five more now available.
PC, 360, PS3
2K release Mafia 2 teaser
NEWS Another great Cosa Nostra title.
PC, 360, PS3
80GB PS3 gets NZ release date
NEWS More space, same price.
PS3