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Mass Effect Legendary Edition’s Mako has been improved, but you can disable the new handling

Even though upgrades have been made to the Mako in Mass Effect Legendary Edition, you can revert back to the old handling if you wish.This is according to BioWare which recently spoke with PC Gamer about the Mako in Mass Effect Legendary Edition.Watch on YouTubeAs you know, the M-35 Mako has been updated to handle better than before, and it will feel less light and bouncy. With the update, the vehicle feels weightier and slides around less.But, if you prefer the way the old Mako handled, you can turn the improvements off, according to project director Mac Walters and environment…

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Dragon Age 4 concept art teases the Grey Wardens

By Stephany Nunneley 1 May 2021 19:58 GMT Bioware has teased Dragon Age 4 again with some more concept art.This time around, the concept art for Dragon Age 4 depicts a Grey Warden.Watch on YouTubeThe Grey Wardens are an Order of warriors dedicated to fighting darkspawn and have been “instrumental” in defeating each Blight making them very important to the world’s survival.In development for a few years, and after initially being teased at The Game Awards back in 2018, the game was revealed properly during Gamescom Opening Night Live 2020.Pieces of concept art were also shown in the artbook BioWare: Stores and Secrets…

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Check out this Apex Legends video showing off Valkyrie’s abilities

By Stephany Nunneley 29 April 2021 16:48 GMT Apex Legends: Legacy is out soon, and today you can get a look at Valkyrie’s abilities via a new trailer.On May 4, Apex Legends: Legacy lands on PC and consoles with new Legend, Valkyrie, daughter of Viper.Watch on YouTube“Determined to carve her own path, and with her swarm of unique abilities, Valkyrie is ready to make history and have everyone in the Apex Games remember her name,” reads the description.You can get a look at the jetpack flying Legend’s new abilities in the vignette trailer above.From her passive to ultimate, Valkyrie’s abilities…

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Apex Legends Season 9 trailer shows off Valkyrie and new 3v3 mode

By Stephany Nunneley 22 April 2021 20:00 GMT Respawn Entertainment has dropped a new Apex Legends trailer to give you a taste of what Season 9 will have to offer in May. Season 9 of Apex Legends will return players to where it started and will take you to the Arena, which is a new 3v3 game mode. Watch on YouTubeNew Legend Valkyrie will also become available when the new season kicks off, and you can see the new Legend for yourself in the trailer. The new season will include a new weapon called the Bockek Bow that is “capable…

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Apex Legends now has over 100 million players, teases a big reveal next week

By Dom Peppiatt 15 April 2021 10:44 GMT Respawn and EA are celebrating a huge milestone for Apex Legends: the free-to-play battle royale game has surpassed 100 million players.If there was any doubt about the popularity of Respawn’s well-supported FPS battle royale, that’s disappeared now. In a tweet, the official Apex Legends account celebrated the massive milestone with a short and sweet video, thanking the community for supporting the game.If you’re quick, you can spot a few new hints about what’s coming in the brief trailer, embedded below, too: at about 43 seconds in, you can see a mysterious character flying…

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Mass Effect Legendary Edition – check out the official remastered comparison trailer

By Stephany Nunneley 13 April 2021 20:22 GMT BioWare has released a comparison video showing off the differences between the original Mass Effect trilogy and the Mass Effect Legendary Edition.In the comparison video, you get an in-depth look at the visual upgrades you’ll see when Mass Effect Legendary Edition releases next month.Watch on YouTubeLooking at the side-by-side comparison, you can plainly see some of the improvements made to the environment, characters, and visual effects.You can expect improved material and particle effects, better skin rendering, and more realistic surface response. All textures have been enhanced or remade, 3D models are more…

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EA’s ‘Dynamic Difficulty’ system wants to predict your behaviour, keep you playing for longer

Electronic Arts has patented a dynamic difficulty system that can predict and respond to a player’s mood, and appears directed towards making your gaming sessions longer.The patent was filed in October 2020 (thanks GameSpot) and was made available for the public to see towards the end of March 2021. EA itself is calling the tech ‘Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment’ and its application in-game certainly sounds like interesting.As per the patent, the system has been built to “perform automatic granular difficulty adjustment” in such a way that difficulty spikes and dips would be “undetectable by a user.”The goal of the system, it seems, is for EA to…

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BioWare outlines changes you can expect with the Mass Effect Legendary Edition

The Mass Effect Legendary Edition team at BioWare has outlined details on what to expect in the remaster.These outlined changes to the Mass Effect Legendary Edition include gameplay tuning, rebalancing, and more.Alongside the aforementioned, you can expect additional gameplay improvements to all three titles, the Mako for Mass Effect, and Galaxy at War rebalancing for Mass Effect 3.With combat tuning, BioWare said it wanted to make the experience better across the board, but not change what fans have come to love about the games.In the first Mass Effect, accuracy, including reticle bloom and weapon sway, has been tuned across all…

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While Xbox Game Pass Gets Better, PS Now Gets…Avengers

Outriders came out last week on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. It also immediately came to Microsoft’s Game Pass, adding yet another big new game to the subscription service’s already-impressive library. Meanwhile, PS Now users can get excited to play last year’s mediocre Avengers game, and just for a few months. It’s yet another data point that shows Sony needs to do more to make PS Now better. In Sony’s defense, the company has improved PS Now since launching it back in 2014 as a streaming-only platform similar to the more recent Google Stadia. At the…

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Knockout City cross-play open beta takes place this weekend and you can pre-load now

The Knockout City cross-play open beta takes place this weekend, and EA has outlined what to expect.According to the company, in the Knockout City cross-play open beta, you will have access to everything from the first beta.This includes the Moon, Cage, and Bomb Balls, the Concussion Yard, Rooftop Rumble, and Knockout Roundabout locations, and Team KO playlist.The upcoming test this weekend will introduce the Sniper Ball, Back Alley Brawl map, 1v1 Face-Off, and Diamond Dash playlists and new style options. You can expect a total of four maps, five playable balls, three playlists, and plenty of customization options. Private Matches…

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Anthem director, Jonathan Warner, has left BioWare

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 28 March 2021 10:43 GMT Anthem director Jonathan Warner has left Electronic Arts Studio BioWare after nearly a decade at the studio.Warner has left the studio shortly after it was revealed that EA would not be continuing development on Anthem Next because “not everything [EA] had planned as a studio before COVID-19 can be accomplished without putting undue stress on [its] teams.”“So, today is my last day at BioWare, I’m moving on to do new things,” Warner tweeted. “BioWare has been home to my grateful heart for nearly 10 years and I want to wish them all…

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It Takes Two, Hazelight’s great new co-op puzzle platformer, is out now

The next two player ’em up from Hazelight Studios is officially out now. It Takes Two puts you and your co-op pal in a split screen adventure to help potential divorcees Cody and May learn to work together again as tiny, Honey I Shrunk My Spouse versions of themselves. Better yet, it sounds like Hazelight have even successfully mediated the marriage between all the many types of character abilities they’ve chucked together this time around. Knowing that, I’m plenty ready to call up my usual pal to tackle this one. Read more

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Check out this action-packed Knockout City gameplay trailer

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 25 March 2021 17:33 GMT EA and Velan Studios have released a new Knockout City gameplay trailer for the team-based multiplayer game.Knockout City is a competitive third-person team-based take on dodgeball where you can even turn into a ball and have your teammates toss you at opponents.You will be able to define your style by customizing characters and use different strategies of attack.There will be five arenas available at launch and include areas such as traffic-clogged main streets and rooftops.The game offers free-for-all, as well as 3v3 and 4v4 modes.It also supports cross-play and cross-progression on…

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It Takes Two reviews round-up, all the scores

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 15:50 GMT It Takes Two reviews have landed and we’ve rounded up the scores for you.It Takes Two reviews have cropped up ahead of its March 26 release and the general consensus is it’s rather good.Hazelight Studios’ game is an adventure co-op following Cody and May, a couple on the brink of divorce. In the game, they will need to learn how to overcome their differences and work together as one.The two humans have been turned into dolls by a magic spell, and trapped in a “fantastical world,” they will face unpredictability and challenges…