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GTA Online player claims to have figured out why the game loads so slow, offers fix

A GTA Online modder has apparently been able to reduce loading times by up to 70% and has offered the fix to players wanting to cut down their own loading times, too.Modder T0ST has published an article digging into the infamously appalling loading times in GTA Online. After doing some research and writing a unique program to interact with the game files, T0ST managed to reduce loading times by as much as 70%.Turns out that the game doesn’t necessarily struggle to load thanks to its open-world nature, but because there’s a CPU bottleneck that will be most felt on low-…

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands update Chains of Domination takes you to the Jailer’s domain

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 19 February 2021 22:31 GMT Chains of Domination is the upcoming first major content update for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, and today, Blizzard provided more details on it, even though the leak yesterday outed most of it.In World of Warcraft: Shadowlands – Chains of Domination,  players will delve into new depths of the Jailer’s domain. Here, they will seek to understand the true nature of his plans.Backed by the four Covenants, the Horde and the Alliance will take the fight to the seat of the Jailer’s power. But he has a “cruel instrument of despair” conscripted…

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World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic takes you to the Outlands to stop the Burning Legion

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 19 February 2021 22:26 GMT World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic has been announced by Blizzard after yesterday’s leak.World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic content will be rolled out in phases this year.Originally released in January 2007, The Burning Crusade takes players to the Outland to stop the Burning Legion. This year, Blizzard’s recreation of the first World of Warcraft expansion will take you back to the Outland where reavers roam Hellfire Peninsula.You will also traverse the swamps of Zangarmarsh and clash with the Burning Legion in the Black Temple.This expansion brought with it the Blood…

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BlizzCon leak outs World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic, details on Shadowlands update Chains of Dominion

Blizzard press materials have leaked ahead of BlizzCon 2021 tomorrow, and reveal what’s next for World of Warcraft players.According to the leaks posted on WoW Head, World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic is coming, and details on the upcoming Shadlowlands patch, Chains of Domination, have been revealed.Burning Crusade content will be rolled out in phases. Originally released in January 2007, Burning Crusade takes players to the Outland to stop the Burning Legion. This expansion brought with it the Blood Elf for the Horde, and Draenei for the Alliance, so you will soon be able to roll these races again in Classic….

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Amazon delays its MMO New World to August

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 16 February 2021 17:33 GMT Amazon has delayed its New World MMO for a third time.Originally slated to arrive last year on August 25, before being delayed to spring 2021, Amazon announced today it has delayed the MMO yet again.You can now expect it to arrive on August 31 (thanks, Massively).“We’ve been hard at work on compelling end-game features we believe are important to include at launch,” reads the developer update. “These features won’t be ready for the spring timeframe that we had communicated. With that in mind, we will release New World on August 31,…

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Bungie is reworking some of Destiny 2’s older Exotics

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 6 February 2021 19:41 GMT Bungie is reworking some of the older Exotics with Season of the Chosen. According to the developer, the team plans to “shake up” the Aeon suite of Exotics in Destiny 2.For starters, the Aeon Cult Exotic armor pieces will have their own, unique mod socket and mods. These will be unlocked as soon as you acquire the Exotic, and each is tied to one of the different Aeon Cult roles.The mods are identical across the Exotics for all three classes.Each of these mods has one perk which will focus on the…

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Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker expansion announced, coming to PS5 and PS4

Overnight, Square Enix unveiled the upcoming expansion for Final Fantasy 14 titled Endwalker. It was also announced the game is coming to PS5.Scheduled to release fall 2021 for Mac, PC, PS4, and PS5 Mac, Final Fantasy 14: Endwalker features the climax of Hydaelyn and Zodiark story. In the expansion, the Warriors of Light will encounter a great calamity as they travel to the far reaches of Hydaelyn and to the moon. This will bring the story-arc started with A Realm Reborn to a conclusion, but Endwalker sets the stage for new adventures.Endwalker was debuted during the Final Fantasy 14 Announcement…

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Rust Streamer Drops | Everything we know about this week’s Twitch Drops

You may know Rust as the MMO survival game where everyone is stark naked the vast majority of the time. You may also have heard by now that the game’s January 2021 update introduced Twitch Drops into the game, including collaborations with a number of major streamers which reward you for watching their channels.Following the success of last month’s event, a second series of Twitch Drops have been made available in Rust. All you’ll need in order to claim some exclusive in-game items are a Twitch account and a Steam account. There’s one catch though: these Twitch Drops are only…

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Rust may be on its way to consoles, according to the ESRB

After months of delays, it looks like we may finally get to see the launch of Rust Console Edition now that the game has been rated by the ESRB.Rust’s lead developer, Double Eleven, announced that the popular PC game would be making the jump to consoles way back at X019, but we’ve heard precious little about the PS4 and Xbox One version of the game since then.The initial release date suggested at the Xbox show pegged the game as releasing sometime in 2020, but as per an announcement from the studio last month that has slipped back somewhat.Now, though, players eager…

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Bethesda teases something that may or may not be Elder Scrolls 6

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 17:11 GMT But it’s probably The Elder Scrolls Online, who knows.Games giant Bethesda is teasing something The Elder Scrolls-related.In a post on the series’ Twitter account on December 31, the company tweeted a picture of a map along with the caption “Transcribe the past and map the future.” This could, of course, just be a message wishing its fans a Happy New Year, but there’s also fan speculation about what it could mean.As spotted by Rock Paper Shotgun, the map in question is of the region of Skyrim and features three lights. One…

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It looks like Riot is making a League of Legends MMO

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 18 December 2020 15:16 GMT One of many new titles that the studio has in the works.It would appear that Riot Games is making an MMO title set in the League of Legends universe.That’s according to the studio’s VP of IP and entertainment Greg Street, who said on Twitter that the studio was beginning work on a brand new project, one that “many” League of Legends fans and Riot staff have been asking for. Responding to a fan, Street confirmed that this game was in fact an MMO.This is the latest in a string of new…

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Lord of the Rings Online may be getting a big new update to coincide with the Amazon TV series

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 6 December 2020 15:27 GMT The Lord of the Rings Online MMO title may be getting a far-reaching graphics update by 2022, a new presentation has suggested.According to information presented during an investor’s meeting (thanks PCGamesN), the MMORPG game appears to be in line for a suite of visuals updates to coincide with the launch of Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings TV series.The Lord of the Rings Online publisher, Daybreak Game Company, was mentioned in a large portion of an EG7 investors’ briefing that suggests Lord of the Rings Online will receive “visual and technical updates” on…

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A new nightclub, radio station updates and more coming GTA Online soon

Rockstar Games has announced that GTA Online is set to get a brand new underground club, called The Music Locker, very soon.Players that frequent the Diamond Casino in GTA Online may have noticed some building works at the location lately.As per the developer, Rockstar Games, the landmark will soon be getting a little bit of a facelift as a new nightclub, The Music Locker, is set to open under the casino. Introducing The Music Locker – Los Santos’ newest underground dance club, soon to be open to the public. Featuring opening resident, @moodymann313 with performances from @keinemusik and Palms Trax…

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Final Fantasy 14’s next big update, Futures Rewritten, drops December 8

Final Fantasy XIV’s next update, the much-anticipated 5.4 patch called Futures Rewritten, will be released on December 8, 2020, according to Square Enix.The upcoming patch is set to be a pretty significant one, introducing a plethora of new content to the game. Futures Rewritten, which was revealed in Final Fantasy XIV‘s latest Letter from the Producer stream, will bring new story content, a new raid, and more besides to the on-going MMO.Futures Rewritten’s Raid has been revealed as Eden’s Promise, and will see players being invited by Ryne and Gaia to the Empty to investigate “whether life continues to flourish…

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Xbox Black Friday 2020 deals announced

By Henry Stockdale, Friday, 20 November 2020 18:20 GMT With a week to go until Black Friday and the Xbox Series X|S having just launched, Microsoft have now revealed their gaming deals for 2020 and honestly, it’s a great time to be investing in some cheaper games.With over 700 discounted titles to choose from, it’s mostly Xbox One selections here but backwards compatibility means there’s no issue for next-gen console adopters. Either way, you’ll be pleased to know a small selection of discounted games include their Series X|S enhanced versions too, like Borderlands 3 and Forza Horizon 4. Furthermore, Microsoft also have…