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Microsoft reveals next-gen Xbox console, Xbox Series X

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 14 mins ago

Microsoft announced its next-gen Xbox console at The Game Awards 2019, and it's called Xbox Series X.

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Microsoft just pulled a fast one over Sony by revealing its next-gen Xbox console the Xbox One Series X at The Game Awards, showing a new vertilcal tower-like design for thermal ventilation. There was no talk about Lockhart, the cheaper lower-end console, and it's possible Microsoft has scrapped the hardware altogether. No specs were outlined, but Xbox Series X will use a new Zen 2 CPU and Navi GPU combo on a custom AMD SoC, and may have 12TFLOPs of power and 16GB of GDDR6 memory.

"We see a future where you're instantly absorbed in your games, where the worlds are more lifelike and immersive and responsive. Where you are at the center of your gaming experience. Next holiday, Xbox Series X will lead us into the future of console," Phil Spencer said at the show. "It's our fastest most powerful Xbox, will set a new bar for performance, speed compatibility. Developers around the world are already hard at work at building new games for Xbox Series X."

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Detroit: Become Human PC specs increased just before its release

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 18 mins ago

Detroit: Become Human has had its PC requirements heavily upgraded in the hours before its release on the Epic Games Store, up from the pretty damn low requirements to much higher PC specs required to play.

Quantic Dream revealed the original PC specs which were considerably lower than the new specs, requiring only an Intel Core i5-2400 (or equivalent) processor, 4GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 with 2GB of VRAM. The recommended specs were calling for an Intel Core i7-2700K (or equivalent), 12GB of RAM, and a GeForce GTX 1080 (or equivalent).

But the new minimum PC specs call for an Intel Core i7-3770, 8GB of RAM, and a GeForce GTX 780 or Radeon HD 7950 -- much higher than the previous minimum specs. The recommended PC specs however, have come down -- strangely, with a Core i5-8400, 16GB of RAM (this is higher) and GTX 1060 or RX 580 (versus a GTX 1080).

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First PS5 game could be revealed tonight during The Game Awards 2019

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 17 mins ago

The first next-gen PlayStation 5 game could be unveiled during tonight's The Game Awards 2019.

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According to Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad, we could see next-gen news at TGA 2019 along with a PlayStation 5 game reveal. There's a catch, though: It won't be a first-party Sony game like, say, the rumored Demon's Souls remake or Gran Turismo 7, but instead a third-party title from another publisher or developer.

I don't think we'll see much about the PlayStation 5 at the show--maybe a few snippets about the console's power or raytracing capabilities--from the developer. So what could the game be? There's tons of possibilities. Ubisoft has a bunch of games in the works for next-gen consoles (they expect to release 9 AAA games by 2022) and just about every other major dev is making titles for the PS5 and Project Scarlett too.

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Elon Musk on life being a video game: graphics are great, DLC is $$$$

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 24 mins ago

Elon Musk is always pondering something, and most of the time those ponderings come out into the real-world in the form of his personal tweets. One of those was a new question, asking if life were a video game. Musk was only just spotted around the streets of LA in a prototype Cybertruck.

Musk tweeted: "If life is a video game, the graphics are great, but the plot is confusing & the tutorial is way too long". But the top tweet is my favorite as it is close to my heart: @boomborks asked Musk to tweet #ReleaseTheSnyderCut in support of releasing the true vision of Justice League, not the Joss Whedon-directed, WB-destroyed theatrical version.

From there, Musk replied saying that "Your DLC is $$$$" and then this gem: "Games only render what you look at when you look at it, as the compute load would otherwise be impossibly high. Until observed, objects are a probability function, aka quantum mechanics". Don't worry, as the subject of NPCs was also talked about, with @Braddock512 saying "Also, a lot of the NPCs suck", to which Musk replied: "Seriously, the NPC dialog tree should have more options".

Mortal Kombat 11 cross-play might not come to PC

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 16 mins ago

It's taken seven months, but Netherealm is making good on their promise to bring cross-play to Mortal Kombat 11.

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Netherealm and WB Games today confirmed Krossplay is coming to Mortal Kombat 11, letting PS4 and Xbox One gamers play against one another in online Kasual modes. The feature is currently in live beta testing and no final release has been confirmed just yet.

There's no word if it'll come to PC or other platforms, but it's not looking very likely. "No, the Krossplay feature in Mortal Kombat 11 will not support PC, Nintendo Switch or Stadia at this time," reads the official FAQ.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake likely to get Resident Evil 3 tie-in DLC

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 1 min ago

The Resident Evil 2 Remake just got a new update that strongly hints at an in-game tie-in for RE3 Remake.

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RE2 Remake's latest update adds an interesting new trophy that's unlock by finding Jill's note in-game. The trophy itself is in its own little sub-section, just like the Ghost Survivors extra downloadable content. It's likely this trophy is for an upcoming free DLC Capcom will roll out to set the stage for the new Resident Evil 3 Remake, and we could see it announced The Game Awards 2019 in just a few hours.

Considering RE3 mostly picks up where RE2 left off (except for everything before the clocktower part, that's actually a prequel) this makes a lot of sense. Capcom can use RE2 Remake to promote and advertise Resident Evil 3 with in-game content as well as pre-order prompts (the latter is actually already live). Tonight we should see the free DLC announced and made available, and maybe even a teaser about a RE3 demo.

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Amazon's New World MMORPG pops on Steam, set for 2020 release

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 45 mins ago

A listing for Amazon's new MMORPG New Worlds has popped on Steam, confirming a 2020 launch and a $39.99 price tag.

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Despite a big speed bump in June, Amazon's game development endeavors are still on track. New World, Amazon Game Studios' premiere flagship MMO game that's set in a 1600's fantasy world, is going strong and is apparently ready for release.

The Steam listing has tons of screenshots and info about New World, strongly hinting we'll see a big announcement tonight at The Game Awards 2019. New World costs $39.99 for the base version, and has all the traditional hooks any live MMO contains: microtransactions, crafting, PVP, co-op team play, questing, exploration, etc.

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Fallout 4's new workshop mode is great for settlement enthusiasts

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 9 hours, 21 mins ago

Fallout 4 is getting a new workshop mode that lets you build your ultimate settlement anywhere at any time with unlimited resources. There's just one catch: They're not actually real.

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Fallout 4's new virtual workshop mode is basically a holodeck simulation where you build crazy settlements in unique areas that aren't actually settle-able in the base game. The mode is part of the Creation Club, and lets you build a settlement in specific world zones like the GNR Building, in a radioative atomic crater, and even on a deserted island.

While PC modding absolutely annihilates vanilla Fallout 4 settlement management, this feature is great for anyone who wants to dabble in vanilla building before moving on to the main event. It's a great entry point and serves as a good alternative to PS4 players who don't get expansive mod support. The only downside is the settlements aren't real and you can't interact with them outside of the VR pod simulation--they're not technically part of your narrative experience.

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New Fallout 76 update glitch drops armor by up to 20%

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 18 mins ago

A new Fallout 76 update introduces a glitch that lowers armor rating after reloading.

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Bethesda accidentally bugged legendary armor sets in Fallout 76 with Update 16, lowering their overall effectiveness. After reloading while wearing a full legendary armor set, some players report their overall damage resistance gets lowered despite the armor being at full durability. One video shows a sizable 20% DR drop from 519 DR to 414 DR while wearing the Vanguard Thorn armor set.

This forces users to un-equip and re-equip the armor every time to reset and get the full damage resistance. The stats aren't affected and the armor set bonuses are still intact. The glitch also doesn't happen every time to every armor set, and it's likely Bethesda is already working on a fix.

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The Witcher TV show final trailer released - prepare for a bloodbath

By: Jak Connor | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Posted: 15 hours, 21 mins ago

Netflix has just released the final trailer for their upcoming Witcher TV show, and if you weren't excited for the show to release I bet you will be now.

The trailer was released onto the official Witcher Twitter account and it shows Geralt (Henry Cavill) facing off against some enemies. We also get a great top down shot of a massive battle occurring between two armies charging into each other. We also see some brutal combat scenes, and some teasers of Cirilla and how her story will tie into Geralts.

After watching this trailer you are no doubt hyped for the release of The Witcher. What you should know is that after the first season is finished a second season has already been greenlit by Netflix, more on that here. On another Witcher note, if you haven't seen the trailer where we see Henry Cavill in full combat, check that out here. Netflix will release The Witcher TV show on December 20th.