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Anthem's Day One patch aims to improve loading times

Anthem's Day One patch aims to improve loading times

Anthem's Day One patch is dropping on Friday alongside the game's release and it's expected to fix one of the game's biggest complaints: load times.

The official launch of BioWare's open world shooter is February 22, however premier subscribers to EA Origin Access were granted access on the 15th... making this "Day One" patch more of a "Day Seven" – but who's counting?

As a result, premier members have encountered a slew of bugs. The most noticeable of those being load times, which either last several minutes or in some instances result in an "infinite loading screen."

In addition to fixing load times, Anthem's Day One patch will also seek to fix issues with challenge tracking, connectivity problems, and UI feedback regarding weapon and gear mods.

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Darkest Dungeon 2 is on the way

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Darkest Dungeon 2 is on the way

Red Hook Studios has announced that it is making Darkest Dungeon 2, a direct sequel to the critically acclaimed RPG roguelike Darkest Dungeon.

Speaking exclusively to PC Gamer, Red Hook studios are staying tight-lipped on the details but did confirm that the first game's combat system will be making a welcome return with "significant tune-ups" to its mechanics.

The developers stated that Darkest Dungeon 2 will see players "enduring a gruelling journey". A small team of five created the first game, but this time around the studio has been "growing staff to match scope more reliably and realistically".

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Respawn banned over 16,000 cheaters in Apex Legends

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Respawn banned over 16,000 cheaters in Apex Legends

In the words of Respawn Entertainment, "cheaters suck."

In an update on the Apex Legends subreddit, the developer noted that over 16,000 cheaters have already been banned from the game.

At the moment players still have to report cheaters through an external site, but the same reddit post describes an in-game reporting feature as "a very good idea :)" so it's likely to be in the works.

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THQ Nordic's net sales increased 700% in 2018

THQ Nordic's net sales increased 700% in 2018

THQ Nordic has reason to celebrate after releasing its 2018 financial reports.

For the year ending December 31, Nordic reported net sales of USD$447.6 million. Compared to the previous year's USD$55.1 million, that's a staggering growth of 713%. Not bad.

Much of this growth can be attributed to the acquisition of Koch Media and its publishing arm, Deep Silver.

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Neill Blomkamp's 'Conviction' is a stunning Anthem trailer

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Neill Blomkamp's 'Conviction' is a stunning Anthem trailer

Anthem might be a week away from total release, but that hasn't stopped EA from whipping up hype with a hot live-action trailer.

Directed by Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie), 'Conviction' describes itself as a "live-action trailer of survival set in the world of Anthem, decades before the events of the game."

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Missed the Nintendo Direct? Watch it here!

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Missed the Nintendo Direct? Watch it here!

If you missed this morning's Nintendo Direct, fear not, you can catch up on all the major announcements below!

Nintendo touched on several titles we already know about, but also made several surprise announcements shining the spotlight on a handful of brand new titles and a fair share of ports.

Amongst the announcements was Super Mario Maker 2, a remake of The Legend Of Zelda: Link's Awakening, that heavily rumoured Assassin's Creed 3 Remaster, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice and news that Dragon Quest 11 is indeed releasing this year.

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Activision Blizzard lays off 775 staff after "record results"

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Activision Blizzard lays off 775 staff after "record results"

Long-rumoured layoffs at Activision Blizzard were confirmed yesterday during the company's earnings call.

While CEO Bobby Kotik opened the call with a declaration that the company had seen "record results" that were "the best in our history," he noted that the Activision Blizzard's focus was "de-prioritizing initiatives that are not meeting expectations and reducing certain non-development and administrative-related costs across the business."

The result will be an 8% reduction off its work force, equating to around 775 staff. The layoffs will occur across Activision, Blizzard, and King.

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New Days Gone trailer showcases love, loss and a sledgehammer to the head

New Days Gone trailer showcases love, loss and a sledgehammer to the head

To celebrate Valentine's Day, Sony has released a new trailer for SIE Bend Studio's upcoming open-world zombie shooter, Days Gone.

We've seen plenty of footage taking place after everything has gone to sh*t, but this is the first we're seeing of protagonist, Deacon St. John before the effects of the global pandemic.

We're treated to the harsh juxtaposition between the two separate times, as the trailer cuts back and forth between Sarah and Deacons wedding day and Deacon standing in the now destroyed church, holding a photo of his wife. I'm going to go and assume this poor lady meets an early demise, thus propelling Deacon and players into the harsh reality of the new world they'll have to fight to survive in.

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Upcoming Red Dead Online update changes detailed

Upcoming Red Dead Online update changes detailed

Rockstar has released details on its upcoming update for Red Dead Online.

Scheduled to release on February 26, the update brings with it a host of improvements and enhancements to the online component to the massively popular Red Dead Redemption 2. Among the changes are a new law and bounty system, weapons balancing and player blips on the map.

Check out the full breakdown below:

Wednesday 20 February

Darkest Dungeon 2 is on the way
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Darkest Dungeon 2 is on the way
Darkerer Dungeon?
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Anthem's Day One patch aims to improve loading times
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Anthem's Day One patch aims to improve loading times
...a week after many started playing.
Mages of Mystralia Switch Review
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Mages of Mystralia Switch Review
Borealys brings its magic to the Switch!

Tuesday 19 February

Jump Force Review
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Jump Force Review
A buffet of Anime delights or a poor taste-test?
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Monday 18 February

Respawn banned over 16,000 cheaters in Apex Legends
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Respawn banned over 16,000 cheaters in Apex Legends
In-game reporting feature in the works?
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Thursday 14 February

Wednesday 13 February