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2K has soft-launched an unannounced mobile game called XCOM Legends

By Dom Peppiatt 18 July 2021 12:47 GMT Out of nowhere, 2K has launched XCOM Legends – a previously unannounced mobile game that is now available in early access for some territories.The game is developed by Iridium Starfish, a Californian studio that is linked to Take-Two Interactive Software, the parent company of 2K, according to Eurogamer.“We are constantly exploring and testing new experiences to offer our fans the best entertainment and value,” 2K said in a statement to the site. “Iridium Starfish has soft-launched XCOM Legends in limited territories, but we have no further information to share at this time.”Check out…

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GTA 6 still early in development, won’t release until 2025 – report

By Dom Peppiatt 5 July 2021 14:10 GMT Multiple reports are surfacing which suggest that Grand Theft Auto 6 – or GTA 6, if you prefer – won’t launch for another four years.After a couple of leakers published vague comments about the as-yet-unconfirmed GTA 6 release date online, reporters Andy Robinson, and Jason Schreier have commented that the rumours align with what they have heard, too.After insider Tom Henderson posted a video saying the game would come out in ‘2024 or 2025’, Schreier chimed in to say: “Everything Tom Henderson has said about the game matches up with what I’ve heard”.“This also…

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Borderlands 3 cross-play arrives alongside the return of the Cartels event

By Stephany Nunneley 24 June 2021 21:09 GMT The Revengence of Revenge of the Cartels event is live in Borderlands 3. Alongside the event, the Borderlands 3 update includes the promised cross-play functionality, permanent seasonal event toggling, a new level cap increase, and more.Watch on YouTubeWith the cross-play free addition for the game, you can play with others on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Mac, Stadia, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. In other words, all platforms the game is available for with the exception of PS4 and PS5. The return of a favorite seasonal event is…

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Rockstar Games has created its own record label, CircoLoco Records

By Dom Peppiatt 24 May 2021 20:55 GMT Rockstar Games has announced CircoLoco Records, a new record label the developer is creating in with the dance party and club promoter of the same name.Rockstar wants in on the music industry, and it’s using the Ibiza club culture icon CircoLoco to help breakthrough into the scene. Rockstar and CircoLoco are teaming up to form CircoLoco Records and the company’s first EP is hitting shelves on June 4.From then on, we’ll see another EP launch every week until July 9, when the compilation album Monday Dreamin’ will be released in full. You can…

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NBA 2K21 is free on the Epic Games Store this week

By Stephany Nunneley 20 May 2021 16:37 GMT Pretty nice freebie this week.This week’s free title on the Epic Games Store is NBA 2K21. It will be a free download until May 27 when it will be replaced by a mystery game.Watch on YouTubePC players can now also experience cross-play for the game for Epic and Steam platforms.Alongside news of the freebie, 2K today revealed their ninth patch for the game on consoles. The patch will bring a summer theme to the 2K Beach, along with new WNBA uniforms and updates to arenas.The latest update will also include adjustments to…

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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….