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Take-Two shuts down GTA Online cheat maker

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 12:07 GMT Company donating proceeds to a charity of the publishing giant’s choosing.Video games giant Take-Two Interactive has killed a website that made and distributed exploits for GTA Online.As spotted by Eurogamer, LunaCheats has been shut down after having had “discussions” with – read: legal threats from – Rockstar’s parent company. This has resulted in the outfit closing down its business, with its website saying that it will be donating proceeds from selling GTA Online cheats to a charity of Take-Two’s choosing.“After discussions with Take-Two Interactive, we are immediately ceasing all maintenance, development,…

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Fox News controversy impacted Mass Effect 2’s non-straight relationships

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 22 January 2021 19:26 GMT Tweaks were made to stop the game’s audience facing further criticism, apparently.Mass Effect 2‘s Jack was originally intended to be pansexual, but BioWare cut down non-straight romances over concerns of negative media coverage.Speaking to The Gamer, Mass Effect 2 writer Brian Kindregan said that the decision to only allow Jack to be romanceable if users were playing as a male Commander Shephard occurred later in development. This came in the wake of a Fox News report in 2007 debating the depiction of sex in the sci-fi RPG.That Jack was initially intended…

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PlayStation has ‘retired’ the official Killzone website

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 10 January 2021 12:33 GMT Sony has “retired” its official Killzone franchise website, and anyone clicking through to the site now gets forwarded to the generic PlayStation site instead.If anyone heads over to Guerrilla Games’ official Killzone website, they’re only going to be met with a message from Sony and a redirect to PlayStation.com.“The official website for the Killzone franchise has retired,” Guerrilla says in a statement on the newly-emptied site. “We apologise for this inconvenience. […] Thank you to Killzone.com’s many fans and visitors throughout the years for their enthusiasm and support.”Seven years after the last…

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Best Minecraft Seeds 2020 | Top worlds to play right now

Minecraft seeds are a numerical code which represent the foundations of your world. When creating a new Minecraft adventure, you can type in a seed to either control the type of world you spawn into, or perhaps just write some random digits and see what you get.No matter what kind of starting area you prefer, there’s bound to be a seed for you; there are craggy icebergs, lofty clifftops, sprawling villages. Some seeds will offer a challenge, others are ideal for new players. We’ve even got some gorgeous scenery, too.You can also check out our lists of the best Minecraft…

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An Uncharted easter egg was hidden in a The Last of Us multiplayer map

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 4 December 2020 16:06 GMT This isn’t the first time Naughty Dog has thrown a reference in its game.Since its 2013 release, there’s been an Uncharted easter egg in one of The Last of Us’ multiplayer maps.Former Naughty Dog game designer Rodney Reece took to Twitter to highlight that the remains of a plane in The Last of Us’ Beach map in the game’s Faction mode is in fact Victor “Sully” Sullivan’s plane, Hog Wild, from the first Uncharted title.“Not saying that’s canon,” Reece wrote. “But I took it from [Uncharted], broke it into pieces and…

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PS5 launch line-up is “no comparison” to PS3 or PS4 line-ups, says Jim Ryan

PlayStation head Jim Ryan believes that the launch line-up for the PS5 is unlike anything Sony has offered at launch in recent generations.In an interview over at GamesIndustry.biz, the PlayStation boss praised the launch line-up of the PlayStation 5 and noted that a part of the huge demand for the upcoming console comes, partly, from the strength of the games that will be available on the hardware on day one.“It’s probably not widely appreciated or understood, to what extent that we have grown our own game development capability organically over the course of this generation,” Ryan tells the site.“Obviously, it’s been…

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GTA 2 got its own branded wine, and this bottle has never been opened 21 years later

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 23 October 2020 15:18 GMT The Grand Theft Auto series is one of the biggest in video games, but did you know it once had its own wine?We were surprised as you were when we found this out when Billy Thompson, co-studio director at Rockstar Dundee posted a picture of GTA 2-branded wine alongside a still-sealed PC version of that game on Twitter. GTA 2 turned 21 yesterday (Thursday, October 22).A quick Google for Casara Roveri Cabernet tells us that this is a fruity wine, with “good ageing potential” of… up to 10 years. We’re not…

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Sony confirms new PlayStation Store to launch beginning next week

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 16 October 2020 10:50 GMT The PlayStation Store’s is about to get an overhaul.Last week, it was reported that Sony is gearing up to launch a new PlayStation Store on web and mobile. Now, Sony has officially communicated these plans to users.The platform holder sent around emails to several PlayStation users, confirming that the new store will be going live October 21-26 on the web, and October 28 on mobile. As previously reported, the new store will not list games for PS3, PS Vita, or PSP. You also won’t be able to find apps, themes and…

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NBA 2K21 MyTeam progression will carry over to next-gen consoles

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 22 August 2020 17:09 GMT NBA 2K21 MyTEAM current-gen progression and collection will carry over to next-gen systems.2K has announced that NBA 2K21 MyTEAM current gen-progression will carry over to next-gen consoles included in the same family of systems.This means all progress made in MyTEAM can be carried over from PS4 to PS5 and Xbox One to Xbox Series X. This also includes VC, pulled cards, and Tokens.Seasons, which are new to the series, will bring new content and new ways to play MyTEAM all year long and is free to participate in.Alongside news of the…

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Resident Evil 7 is now the series’ top-seller

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 14 August 2020 12:29 GMT Capcom has updated the sales figures for all of its biggest hitters.As is custom after each quarterly earnings reveal, Capcom has provided updated sales figures for all of its best-selling games. Unsurprisingly, Monster Hunter: World has retained its top spot, having now sold 16.1 million copies, tallying the main game only on PC, PS4 and Xbox One both physically and digitally. Iceborne on its own has shifted a respectable 5.8 million units.Resident Evil 7 lands at number two, with 7.9 million lifetime sales. Resident Evil 7 is now the best-selling title…