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PUBG Updates: Event Modes Coming, Xbox Performance Improved

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is getting updates for its different platforms in the form of limited-time event modes, as well as improved performance on Xbox One.

Following in the footsteps of Fortnite, Event Mode is “a periodically changing preset Custom Game” where the devs will be “trying new things and experimenting with different game parameters” with the new content “available in the game only for a limited time,” according to the announcement.

The first limited time mode is going to be pretty basic, and will pit teams of eight players against each other, with the rifle drop rate doubled. If you think it doesn’t sound all that different from the usual fare, you’d be right, but bigger things are planned for future modes.

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Posted on Mar 22, 2018

Janina Reacts to Her Battlefront 2 “Iden” for the First Time – IGN Expert Mode

As it turns out, getting to watch an actor see a video game character that’s modeled after their likeness, mimicking the micro-expressions in their face, and speaking the lines they recorded, for the first time, is pretty incredible. Janina Gavankar is Star Wars Battlefront II’s Iden Versio, and until I sat down with her late last year, she wasn’t sure which of the hours upon hours of motion capture and voice recordings would make it into the final game. That didn’t seem to matter, though, since it was obvious that Gavankar so passionately and wholly knows Iden as a character that every word that did make it into the game was layered in a whole lot of personal investment.

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Posted on Mar 21, 2018

Fortnite Mobile Makes $1 Million in First Three Days

Fortnite iOS launched last week and players spent $1 million on in-app purchases within the first 72 hours.

According to data from Sensor Tower, the game has raked in over $1.5 million worldwide so far, which is impressive, considering the release has been limited to invite-only on iOS.

Sensor Tower reports that, based on cosmetic in-app purchases alone, Fortnite has grossed around a third of the revenue that Pokemon Go earned in its first four days on iOS. Niantic managed to make $4.9 million in four days, so Fortnite’s numbers really aren’t too shabby.

The game also topped the iOS charts in 47 countries less than 24 hours after launch, and ranked within the top 10 in 58 countries. Fortnite will be coming to Android eventually, but for now, it’s invite-only on iOS.

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Posted on Mar 20, 2018

Exclusive New Fortnite Founders Pack Skins Confirmed, No Release Date Yet

An Epic Games employee has confirmed that Founders Pack players will be getting exclusive new skins, but a release date has yet to be confirmed.

Twitch streamer Ninja was joined by folks from Epic, who confirmed players who bought the Founders Pack would be getting exclusive skins. “We’re going to do something along those lines very soon actually,” they said, when talking about the skins, but said there was no confirmed date just yet.

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Posted on Mar 19, 2018

Yakuza Kiwami 2 Western Release Date Announced

Yakuza Kiwami 2, released in Japan last December, is coming to the west in a special edition steelbook.

The steelbook is only available for preorders and the first run of the game, and features art on the inside cover of “Kiryu and his fierce rival, the Dragon of Kansai, Ryuji Goda.”

Yakuza Kiwami 2 is a remake of Yakuza 2, remastered in the Dragon Engine used to create Yakuza 6. All the in-game and cut-scene dialog has been re-recorded, with an emphasis on remaining “as true to the original as possible.”

The localization has also been reworked, so it’s “the most faithful representation of the original Japanese,” according to Sega.

If you’ve forgotten, or aren’t familiar with the story, you can check out a 10-part web comic on the Yakuza Experience website to get up to speed.

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Posted on Mar 18, 2018

Bloodborne: How to Get the Secret Ending

Don’t miss out on getting a special ending to Bloodborne while it’s free on PlayStation Plus!

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Posted on Mar 17, 2018

Dota 2’s International Moves to Canada

Dota 2’s International is moving to Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, and tickets go on sale next week.

There are two types of tickets, the Midweek ticket and and the Finals ticket, for $125 and $250 respectively.

The event runs from August 20 to August 25. The Midweek ticket grants access for the first four days, August 20 to August 23, with the Finals ticket letting fans attend for the last two days.

Tickets go on sale March 23. and you can grab them here.

The International is an annual eSports tournament hosted by Valve that sees teams compete to win a hefty prize pool. This year’s winners will come away with over $10 million, with almost $4 million for the team that places second, and $2.5 million for third place.

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Posted on Mar 16, 2018

BAFTA Games Awards 2018 Nominees Revealed

The British Academy Games Awards nominations have been announced, and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is the surprise leader of the pack, with 9 nominations, including Best Game.

Horizon: Zero Dawn follows it up with 8 nominations, What Remains of Edith Finch has 7 and both The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Gorogoa have 5.

This year’s notable for introducing the Game Beyond Entertainment award, seeking to reward games “that deliver a transformational experience beyond pure entertainment”. Bury Me, My Love, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Last Day of June, Life Is Strange: Before the Storm, Night in the Woods and Sea Hero Quest VR have been nominated for addressing a range of social issues.

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Posted on Mar 15, 2018

Monster Hunter World: Deviljho DLC Release Date Announced

Monster Hunter World will receive a major free update on March 22, most notably adding classic monster Deviljho. Capcom has also announced future events and new items, including a Mega Man crossover.

Announced in a Capcom livestream, Deviljho itself, Deviljho quests, and all its associated rewards will be dropped into the game with the update.

According to an early report from Famitsu, other major additions include the ability to return to the Gathering Hall multiplayer area after a quest, alongside a raft of balance tweaks to every one of the game’s 14 weapon types.

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Posted on Mar 14, 2018

State of Decay 2 Collector’s Edition Comes With Zombie Mask, and a Human Brain

The Collector’s Edition for State of Decay 2 has been unveiled, and the wonderfully gory assortment of goodies includes a State of Decay 2 patch, a SteelBook case, zombie mask, a thumb drive in the shape of a severed digit, and a human brain steelbook stand. The only thing missing is a copy of the game.

The details were revealed by Xbox, and it will set you back $69.99. Pre-orders are open at retailers now.

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Posted on Mar 13, 2018

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