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Disco Elysium – The Final Cut patch in the works for PlayStation systems

By Stephany Nunneley 10 April 2021 16:22 GMT Some fixes are on the way for Disco Elysium – The Final Cut on PlayStation systems.ZA/UM released Disco Elysium – The Final Cut on March 30, and apparently, there have been some issues with the PS4 and PS5 versions.To combat the problems, the developer is working on a patch. A date for the update is still unknown, but it is being worked on.Watch on YouTube“Maybe blame it on the Doomed Commercial Area, birthplace of doomed dreams, resting place for every venture. Blame it on an incursion of the apocalypse in a localized…

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Disco Elysium – The Final Cut refused classification in Australia

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 19 March 2021 18:28 GMT Disco Elysium – The Final Cut will not be sold in Australia as it stands, due to it being refused classification.In Australia, Disco Elysium – The Final Cut has been refused classification due to its contents. According to the government’s classification board, games that “depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults,” should not be classified. In order…

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Disco Elysium – The Final Cut will be released on March 30

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 17 March 2021 19:05 GMT ZA/UM has today announced that Disco Elysium – The Final Cut will be available on March 30.This is the definitive edition of the multi-award-winning RPG Disco Elysium, and will be available via digital download on the PlayStation Store for PS4 and PS5, Steam, GOG, Epic Store, the App Store, and Google Stadia.It will be available at no extra cost to all current owners of Disco Elysium.The Final Cut brings the residents of Revachol to life with the inclusion of one million professionally voice-acted words by actors, as well as adding new…

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Immortals Fenyx Rising’s second DLC releases later this month

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 12 March 2021 15:45 GMT Immortals Fenyx Rising’s second DLC, Myths of the Eastern Realm, releases on March 25.Ubisoft announced the release date for the second Immortals Fenyx Rising DLC today.Myths of the Eastern Realm is the second of three planned DLCs and will be made available on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Switch, Stadia, Amazon Luna, and PC.The DLC introduces a new open-world, characters, and story inspired by Chinese mythology, and centering on a new hero named Ku.You can get an early, free taste of the DLC with a special primer quest, titled…

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Outriders demo saw over 2 million players, patch coming next week

People Can Fly has announced its plans going forward with Outriders, starting with an incoming patch for the demo, which has seen over 2 million players.For starters, the Outriders team is working on the backend to ensure connectivity issues aren’t a problem when the game launches, as was seen with the demo.According to the developer, the connectivity issues stemmed from players joining too fast for the backend systems to scale in time with the sheer number of players.  People Can Fly assures this shouldn’t be the case when the game is fully released.Patches and changes for the demo need to…

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Cancelled Google Stadia projects reportedly include episodic Kojima Productions horror game

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 28 February 2021 12:07 GMT Reports detailing the situation behind Google Stadia‘s canceled projects shed a little light on a reported Kojima Productions episodic horror game.A VGC report has revealed that Google was talking to Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima about making an “episodic horror game” for the ill-fated cloud streaming platform, Google Stadia.The game may be what Kojima was referring to in Summer 2020 when he vented his chagrin after a game that he’d been working on was killed. The outspoken designer and director told a Japanese publication a “major” project had been canceled….

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Terraria back in development for Google Stadia

After a bit of an issue, Re-Logic’s Terraria is back in development for Google Stadia.Earlier this month it was revealed that Terraria for Stadia has been canceled due to Google having disabled the studio head’s Google account without warning, and being unable to address the problem.Basically what happened was that for some reason, founder Andrew Spinks’ Google account had been disabled without reason. According to Spinks, he did not violate the terms of service or do anything to cause the account to be disabled (thanks, Neowin).“My phone has lost access to thousands of dollars of apps on Google Play, I had just…

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Druids arrive in Baldur’s Gate 3 alongside a hefty patch

If you’ve been away from Baldur’s Gate 3 for a while, you may want to log in and apply the latest update.The Druid class has arrived in Baldur’s Gate 3 in a really hefty update.With Patch 4: Nature’s Power, Druid characters will be able to use the Wild Shape ability to transform into a variety of different animals, each of which has its own unique abilities such as heavy attack options in combat, or strategic and defensive maneuvers.Like their D&D equivalents, Druids in the game can choose a Druid Circle subclasses that impact interactions in the game: Circle of the…

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CD Projekt delays Cyberpunk 2077’s next patch after cyber attack

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 17:51 GMT The studio says it needs extra time to pull this big update together.Polish games firm CD Projekt has said that the next patch for Cyberpunk 2077 will be coming out slightly later than anticipated.In a post on Twitter, the studio said that Patch 1.2 would be delayed, partly because of the recent cyber attack that the firm was victim to. CD Projekt said that the upcoming update would go “beyond any of our previous updates,” introducing numerous fixes and improvements.The studio revealed at the start of February that someone had hacked…

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Outriders Interview | “Shooters don’t have to have a stupid story”

Communicating something new is difficult. And when you’re trying to distance yourself from the trends of your contemporaries, it can be easy to fall into the trap of constantly telling people what you’re not, instead of what makes you unique. With Outriders, to try and show potential players how they’re eschewing the microtransaction-laden tricks of newer titles in similar genres, People Can Fly is falling back on an older concept: a demo. “We’re quite confident in the game, we think it’s awesome – so we don’t have to hide it before launch.” Bartosz Kmita, game director on Outriders, says. “We…

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Outriders won’t feature dedicated servers

Upcoming co-op-focussed shooter Outriders won’t feature dedicated servers for multiplayer.Developed by Poland-based People Can Fly and published by Square Enix, Outriders will instead rely on peer-to-peer solutions.“When we were developing the game quite a few years ago, when making the choices we made the decision: ‘okay, we’re not going with the dedicated servers’,” Piotr Nowakowski, lead designer at People Can Fly, told VG247.The studio felt that because of Outrider’s limited player count, dedicated servers weren’t imperative to creating a smooth multiplayer experience.“Of course, on one side is the cost, or the other side are the technical solutions”, Nowakowski explained. “And…

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Q-Games’ PixelJunk Raiders launches exclusively for Stadia next week

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 14:51 GMT The new rogue-like action game is free if you have Stadia Pro.The latest entry in the PixelJunk series is launching next week, but only on Google Stadia.PixelJunk Raiders was announced via a trailer on the official Stadia YouTube channel and is coming only to Google’s platform on March 1. That’s next Monday. The game is a rogue-like action-adventure title that has players battling their way through a planet called Tantal. The official blurb says that PixelJunk Raiders is taking “full advantage of Stadia’s revolutionary features” including State Share.The game costs $19.99/€19.99…

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PSA: There’s a Far Cry 6 beta email scam going around

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 19 February 2021 18:01 GMT Don’t be fooled.French publisher Ubisoft has said that there’s an email scam claiming to offer access to a Far Cry 6 beta.In a post on Twitter, the company’s support account confirmed that an email received by YouTuber theRadBrad about an upcoming Far Cry 6 beta period was a scam. Apparently, this installs a virus that watches and records everything you do on your screen.“We can confirm the email regarding FC6 beta access is a phishing attempt,” Ubisoft wrote.“It has been reported. Please do not respond if you have received this email…

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Destiny 2’s Season of the Chosen begins next week with a new co-op activity and two classic Strikes

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 2 February 2021 15:01 GMT Season of the Chosen is Destiny 2’s 13th season, and it’s going live in a week.Bungie has officially revealed the title for Destiny 2‘s next season, Season 13. Dubbed Season of the Chosen, it begins on Tuesday, February 9 with the weekly reset across all platforms, and runs until May 11.The story of Season of the Chosen focuses on the Cabal. Empress Caiatl, Calus’ daughter and leader of the Cabal, is seeking an alliance with humanity. Things don’t go well, however, and the offering of peace turns into a war with…

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Google is closing Stadia’s internal development studios to refocus on platform

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 2 February 2021 09:13 GMT Google has kicked off the new year with some bad news.Google has announced that it’s shutting down both of its internal Stadia game development studios, located in Montreal and Lose Angeles. The company is instead pivoting Stadia to only be a platform.In the short term, this means building the platform features announced back in 2019 at Stadia’s reveal, many of which have yet to materialise. Google is also looking to license its tech to game publishers, though it’s not clear what shape that will take.“We believe this is the best path…