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GTA V patch affects new-gen graphics quality

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GTA V patch affects new-gen graphics quality

The latest patch for Grand Theft Auto V on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has led to a downturn in the game's graphical performance.

Rockstar said it is aware of the issue and is working on a fix.

"We are aware of some graphical issues on the Xbox One and PS4 versions of GTAV after the most recent Title Update, and we are investigating a fix now," said Rockstar.

The patch, 1.08, included a laundry list of bug fixes and changes.

The issue does not appear to affect the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions of Grand Theft Auto V.

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First Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC, Jaws of Hakkon, out now

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First Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC, Jaws of Hakkon, out now

The first DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, called Jaws of Hakkon is out now for PC and Xbox One.

The new DLC expands the land of Thedas with a new playable area defined by mountains and lush forests.

Players will collect new legendary armour and weapons before "unearthing an ancient secret that could destroy the world", writes BioWare.

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EA announces first Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC, Jaws of Hakkon

EA announces first Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC, Jaws of Hakkon

EA has announced Jaws of Hakkon, the first downloadable content pack for Dragon Age: Inquisition.

The publisher will release the first details and trailer for the DLC tomorrow.

According to Dragon Age lore, Hakkon Wintersbreath is the Korth's firstborn son, and Lord of Winter. Hakkon leads the Avvars into battle - they wage war in winter when their resistance to the cold gives them an advantage over lowlanders.

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Next COD: Advanced Warfare DLC has a map based in Sydney

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Next COD: Advanced Warfare DLC has a map based in Sydney

The next Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare downloadable content pack, subtitled Ascendance, will feature a map set in Sydney, Australia.

The map marks the first time Australia has been represented in the Call of Duty franchise.

Called "Perplex", the map tasks players with dominating a five-story modular apartment complex on Sydney Harbour.

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Kojima confirms he is "100% involved" in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

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Kojima confirms he is "100% involved" in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

Hideo Kojima has said he is 100 percent involved in the development of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.

“I want to reassure fans that I am 100% involved and will continue working on Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain,” said Kojima in a joint statement with Konami. “I’m determined to make it the greatest game I’ve directed to date. Don’t miss it.”

Kojima's statement followed rumours that the developer and publisher Konami would part ways after the completion of The Phantom Pain.

An anonymous source told Gamespot that some senior Kojima Productions staff are now contractors rather than full-time employees, and that they are expected to depart once Metal Gear Solid V is complete.

According to the source, “power struggles” between Kojima Productions and Konami were the catalyst for the changes, and some senior staff at the studio now have restricted access to corporate Internet, emails, and phones.

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DDoS attack upsets Xbox One launch of Battlefield Hardline

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DDoS attack upsets Xbox One launch of Battlefield Hardline

A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack has disrupted the launch of Battlefield Hardline on Xbox One, reports publisher EA.

The game launched in the UK yesterday. Almost immediately, Xbox One users reported connection difficulties.

EA reported shortly thereafter that it was combating a DDoS attack.

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Full version of Resident Evil Revelations 2 contains two bonus episodes

Full version of Resident Evil Revelations 2 contains two bonus episodes

The full retail version of Resident Evil Revelations 2 will be available from March 20, Capcom has announced.

The game will be available on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.

A total of four episodes have been released over the past month or so, and the full version includes all four and Raid Mode, along with two extra Raid Mode characters, four alternate character costumes, and a bonus Raid Mode map pack.

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Borderlands 2 writer regrets silent heroes

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Borderlands 2 writer regrets silent heroes

Borderlands 2 writer Anthony Burch says he now regrets the minimal amount of dialogue he and the team wrote for the player characters.

Speaking with Kotaku, Burch said he was first inspired by games like Half-Life and Portal to write silent characters in order to reduce the barriers between the player and the game world.

"This kind of characterisation works, in theory, because if your character never says anything you (the player) disagree with, you're more 'immersed,'" Burch said. "You're not at risk of your protagonist saying something that you personally disagree with."

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Life is Strange episode 2 finally dated

Life is Strange episode 2 finally dated

The second episode in Dontnod's episodic thriller Life is Strange will be available on March 24, the developer has said.

The second episode was initially expected last week on March 13, but was slightly delayed. Dontnod is working to release one new episode every six weeks.

Life is Strange’s first episode is out now. Gameplanet reviewer Baz Macdonald was somewhat ambivalent about its debut appearance.

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Modern Warfare 2 lead designer back at Infinity Ward

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Modern Warfare 2 lead designer back at Infinity Ward

Former Call of Duty lead designer Todd Alderman has returned to Infinity Ward, nearly five years after he left and then sued Activision.

Alderman was one of the 38 Infinity Ward employees that sued Activision in early 2010, seeking between $75 million and $125 million for unpaid bonuses for work on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

He followed Infinity Ward co-founders Jason West and Vince Zampella to Respawn Entertainment (Titanfall) but left in 2012 to take a position as a game designer at Riot Games (League of Legends).

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Titanfall 2 will be multiplatform

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Titanfall 2 will be multiplatform

Titanfall 2 will be a multiplatform title, Respawn has confirmed.

Speaking with IGN, founder and CEO Vince Zampella confirmed the sequel and a few extra details.

"I guess EA announced a sequel, so I could play coy and pretend I don't know anything about it, or… yeah,” said Zampella.

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Mortal Kombat X last-gen delayed, Jason announced, gameplay within

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Mortal Kombat X last-gen delayed, Jason announced, gameplay within

The last-gen versions of Mortal Kombat X have been delayed, publisher Warner Bros. has confirmed.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions will now release in winter, while the new-gen and PC versions are still on track for an April 16 launch.

The last-gen versions are being handled by High Voltage Software, the company that ported NeatherRealm’s Injustice: Gods Among Us to PlayStation 4 and PC, and 2011’s Mortal Kombat to PC, among others.

Warner also announced that Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th films will be a playable character in Mortal Kombat X via the Kombat Pack DLC.

The Kombat Pack is still in development, but upon release will include access to three other playable characters as well, two of which are "Klassic Mortal Kombat Kombatants", according to Warner.

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GTA V patch affects new-gen graphics quality
GTA V patch affects new-gen graphics quality
NEWS Fix incoming.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
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First Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC, Jaws of Hakkon, out now
First Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC, Jaws of Hakkon, out now
NEWS For PC, XO.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
RPG: Action
1
EA announces first Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC, Jaws of Hakkon
EA announces first Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC, Jaws of Hakkon
NEWS First trailer coming tomorrow.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
RPG: Action
Kojima confirms he is "100% involved" in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
Kojima confirms he is "100% involved" in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
NEWS Game comes September 1.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Adventure
1
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
DDoS attack upsets Xbox One launch of Battlefield Hardline
DDoS attack upsets Xbox One launch of Battlefield Hardline
NEWS An isolated incident.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
2
Full version of Resident Evil Revelations 2 contains two bonus episodes
Full version of Resident Evil Revelations 2 contains two bonus episodes
NEWS Raid Mode online co-op on the way.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Borderlands 2 writer regrets silent heroes
Borderlands 2 writer regrets silent heroes
NEWS Who needs a cipher, anyway.
PC, 360, PS3, Vita
Action: First-Person
8
Modern Warfare 2 lead designer back at Infinity Ward
Modern Warfare 2 lead designer back at Infinity Ward
NEWS After suing them, even.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
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Life is Strange episode 2 finally dated
Life is Strange episode 2 finally dated
NEWS Coming next week.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Mortal Kombat X last-gen delayed, Jason announced, gameplay within
Mortal Kombat X last-gen delayed, Jason announced, gameplay within
NEWS High Voltage once again on port duty.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
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Titanfall 2 will be multiplatform
Titanfall 2 will be multiplatform
NEWS Might contain a single player mode, too.
PC, 360, XO
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Project Cars delayed a third time, Slightly Mad promises free content
Project Cars delayed a third time, Slightly Mad promises free content
NEWS "99.9 percent complete."
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
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Remember Me 2 story is finished, Dontnod wants more Life Is Strange too
Remember Me 2 story is finished, Dontnod wants more Life Is Strange too
NEWS Your move, publishers.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Claptastic Voyage comes to Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel this month
Claptastic Voyage comes to Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel this month
NEWS New story, gear, level cap.
PC, 360, PS3
Rockstar teases tomorrow's GTA Online Heists release with short videos
Rockstar teases tomorrow's GTA Online Heists release with short videos
NEWS Move fast.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
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Blizzard reflects on "shitty" Diablo 3 launch
Blizzard reflects on "shitty" Diablo 3 launch
NEWS On expectations.
PC, 360, PS3, PS4
RPG: Online
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Heists update will add new modes, daily challenges to GTA Online
Heists update will add new modes, daily challenges to GTA Online
NEWS Coming March 10.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
3
Local co-op added to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC
Local co-op added to Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC
NEWS Capcom comes to the party.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
2
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain release date leaked
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain release date leaked
NEWS Kojima says it's the last Metal Gear.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Stealth
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Mad Max has a release date, last-gen dropped
Mad Max has a release date, last-gen dropped
NEWS Don't get mad, get even.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
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EA outlines Battlefield Hardline Premium
EA outlines Battlefield Hardline Premium
NEWS AU$59.99.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
Modder adds co-op to Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PC
Modder adds co-op to Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PC
NEWS Doing Capcom's work for it.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
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
The latest Trials Fusion DLC adds tracks, challenges, holographic cityscapes
The latest Trials Fusion DLC adds tracks, challenges, holographic cityscapes
NEWS Available now.
PC, 360, XO, PS4
The Evil Within's first story DLC stars Juli Kidman, is out March
The Evil Within's first story DLC stars Juli Kidman, is out March
NEWS New enemies, mysteries, horror.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor players have killed more than 5.65 billion Uruks
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor players have killed more than 5.65 billion Uruks
NEWS Oh the humanity.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
9
Grand Theft Auto V on PC delayed for a third time
Grand Theft Auto V on PC delayed for a third time
NEWS Heists coming to console March 10.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
19
Battlefield Hardline infographic breaks down the beta
Battlefield Hardline infographic breaks down the beta
NEWS Operator the most popular class.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
1
Destiny to add Heroic Strike matchmaking
Destiny to add Heroic Strike matchmaking
NEWS Coming in 1.1.1.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
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