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Borderlands 3’s Show Me the Eridium mini-event returns, new Loot Machines on the way

The Show Me the Eridium mini-event kicks off today in Borderlands 3.For the next week until April 8, you can take advantage of the limited-time Borderlands 3 event.During this time, you can expect Eridium drops from standard enemies, increased Eridium drops in Mayhem Mode, discounted Eridium costs to use Moxxi’s Vault Line slot machine, and a discount on all the items sold by Crazy Earl in the Cargo Bay of Sanctuary III.This is a great time to accumulate the rare element, especially if you’re preparing for the incoming raid boss. This is on top of being able to utilize Crazy…

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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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Saudi Arabia has invested billions in Activision, EA and Take-Two

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 19 February 2021 17:08 GMT The country’s Public Investment Fund has bought $3 billion in these publishing giants.The Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF) has started buying up stakes in triple-A games giants.As reported by Al Jazeera, the Riyadh-based sovereign wealth fund – chaired by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman – has invested more than $3 billion into companies including Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts and Take-Two during the last quarter of 2020.The PIF acquired 14.9 million shares in Activision Blizzard, worth around $1.4 billion, as well as 7.4 million EA shares and 3.9 million Take-Two shares,…

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Former Overwatch writer working on “multiplayer character action” project at 2K

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 12 February 2021 13:08 GMT Follows the Blizzard vet joining the new developer last year.The ex-lead writer on Overwatch, Michael Chu, is apparently working on a “multiplayer character action game” at 2K’s 31st Union studio.That’s going by a Twitter thread from user MauroNL3, who has sifted through the job ads for positions at the developer. It seems that 31st Union is working on a “multiplayer character-action game,” with the company saying that applicants should have experience with “action, shooters, or multiplayer titles.”Apparently, the characters in this project are “diverse and innovative” and “will be loved by…

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Borderlands 3 add-on Director’s Cut lands March 18, Broken Hearts Day event returns tomorrow

The Director’s Cut for Borderlands 3 is out next month, and today, Gearbox dished a bit on the add-on.According to the developer, you can expect Director’s Cut to land on March 18 for Borderlands 3 and it will be available individually or as part of Season Pass 2.The add-on features a brand new raid boss called Hemovorous the Invincible. The enemy is a large Varkid “lurking behind a door” on Pandora that’s been locked since Borderlands 3 launched.Director’s Cut also includes a series of murder mystery missions, featuring new locations and a “novel crime scene analysis mechanic.” Ava is convinced…

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Rockstar handing out Red Dead Online freebies, grab the game for $4.99 until February 15

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 6 February 2021 16:05 GMT Rockstar is pleased with the response it has seen since the launch of the standalone version of Red Dead Online, so it is marking the game down for a limited time and handing out free goodies.The introductory offer to purchase the standalone version of Red Dead Online is currently available from the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, Rockstar Games Launcher, Epic Games Store, and Steam for $4.99 – but only until February 15. After that, it will run you $19.99 once again.Right now, Rockstar is also handing out a special bonus to everyone…

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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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GTA 6 could feature smarter NPCs thanks to newly uncovered Rockstar patent

A new Take-Two patent has been discovered that appears based on improving the intelligence and navigation capabilities of AI.The patent, which registers a “system and method for virtual navigation in a gaming environment” has been posted on Reddit in the last few days, though the actual document was originally filed by Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two, back in October 2020.In the simplest terms possible, the patent is geared at making non-player characters’ (that’s NPCs, for short) artificial intelligence a little smarter and more organic, in an attempt to move away from current AI solutions that are starting to feel a little out-dated.The…

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Red Dead Online players can now acquire the Prestigious Bounty Hunter License

The Prestigious Bounty Hunter License is now available in Red Dead Online.Red Dead Online, which is now a standalone game, has a Prestigious Bounty Hunter License available.It has added 10 new Ranks of progression on top of the 20 from the Bounty Hunter Role Ranks with high-level items and skills to acquire. You can also expect new weapon variants and horses, Infamous Bounty targets on the Bounty Boards, and more. You can purchase it from any Bounty Board and if you reach Bounty Hunter Rank 30, you’ll continue to accumulate Bounty Hunter XP. This can be traded or RDO$ and…

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Borderlands 3 players can now participate in the Golden Path Mini-Event

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 19 November 2020 20:14 GMT A new mini-event in Borderlands 3 has kicked off. From November 19 through December 3, Borderlands 3 players will get Legendary item rewards for completing select campaign missions during the free Golden Path Mini-Event. You will be able to acquire the Lyuda Legendary Vladof Sniper Rifle, Handsome Jackhammer Legendary Hyperion SMG, Nemesis Legendary Dahl Pistol, Hellwalker Legendary Jakobs Shotgun, and more.During the event, select missions in the main story campaign guarantee Legendary rewards. It’s worth noting the buff does not apply to optional side missions or any missions in campaign add-ons….

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Take-Two “highly skeptical” of subscriptions such as Xbox Game Pass being the primary way games are distributed

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 7 November 2020 15:59 GMT Rockstar parent company doesn’t think subscription services such as EA Play are the future.Speaking during a call to investors, Take-Two president, Karl Slatoff, said while the firm remains open-minded, it’s “highly skeptical”  subscriptions such as Xbox Game Pass will be the “primary way that interactive entertainment is distributed.”“We’re highly skeptical that subscriptions will be the only way or the primary way “highly skeptical”  subscriptions such as Xbox Game Pass that interactive entertainment is distributed,” said Slatoff.“And that’s because of the way people consume it. And the price point for owning a title,…

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Kerbal Space Program 2 has been delayed into 2022

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 6 November 2020 20:30 GMT Kerbal Space Program 2 has seen another delay, and this time, it’s being pushed into 2022.Originally set to release sometime this year, back in May the studio delayed Kerbal Space Program 2 into fall 2021 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One due to complications from COVID-19.Now, according to creative director Nate Simpson, it will be 2022 before we get our hands on it.Simpson states a reason for the delay is partially due to the “immense technical and creative challenge” with the sequel.“It’s not enough to deliver a bunch of new features…

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GTA firm Take-Two reckons it could charge more than $60 for its games

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 6 November 2020 18:02 GMT Take-Two thinks that it should be asking for more than $60 for its releases. That’s according to CEO and chairman Strauss Zelnick, who was asked by an investor during its recent financial about whether the company would consider making titles like Grand Theft Auto free-to-play. The exec said that he feels the company sells its products for less than they are worth.The exec’s reasoning is that people buy games like Grand Theft Auto 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2 for $60, but then they can enjoy their online modes entirely free…

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Codemasters in talks to sell to Rockstar parent company Take-Two

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 6 November 2020 17:22 GMT The Board of Codemasters has confirmed it is in talks with Take-Two regarding a possible offer.A non-binding proposal from Take-Two has been sent to Codemasters in order to acquire the entire company, according to Street Insider and confirmed by Take-Two in a press release.The deal would be worth £740 million, but it’s not clear how much the company will pay for Codemasters, or even if a deal will go through at this time because again, it’s just talks.Codemasters is known for its racing titles and holds the rights to games such as…

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Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition, Arms Race gameplay, Final Form Cosmetics revealed

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 29 October 2020 20:04 GMT Gearbox Software has announced Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition along with Arms Race coming with the second season pass.The Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition includes the base game, all add-ons, and the Multiverse Final Form cosmetics pack. This also includes both seasons passes, as the second one includes Designer’s Cut and Director’s Cut. Designer’s Cut add-on includes Arms Races which can also be purchased separately from the Season Pass.Arms Race offers a roguelike experience that’s “fast-paced, challenging, and consistently remixed” by randomized elements. In it, you are stripped of all your gear, passive…