PS5, Xbox Series X Shooter Outriders Getting Monthly Video Series

PS5, Xbox Series X Shooter Outriders Getting Monthly Video Series

Outriders, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X game from the developers of Gears of War: Judgment and Bulletstorm, is getting a monthly video series. Titled “Outriders Broadcast,” the monthly program will deliver news and information about the game, which is due for release later this year.Episode 1, titled “Built for the Core,” will release on Thursday, May 28 at 9 AM PT. It will focus on Outriders’ gameplay features, environments, character classes, and special abilities, featuring insights and commentary from the developers at People Can Fly. You can watch a teaser for the episode below.In a statement, People Can Fly creative director Bartek Kmita said the studio came up with the idea for a video series to respond to the current climate.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Valorant Devs Give Update On How Vanguard Anti-Cheat Will Work Post-Release

Valorant Devs Give Update On How Vanguard Anti-Cheat Will Work Post-Release

Riot’s new team-based shooter Valorant is nearing the end of its beta, with only a few days of downtime before its full release. A new blog post from Riot has discussed this transition, and what differences beta players will find upon release–most notably with its Vanguard anti-cheat system.When developing its new online FPS, Riot chose to take a hard stance on cheaters and griefers, with the cornerstone of this decision being the launch of its own proprietary anti-cheat software. When the closed beta of Valorant released with this software, Vanguard, it immediately caused concern among players for being far too aggressive in blocking drivers–even when the game wasn’t active.Thanks to the closed beta, Vanguard’s powers have been scaled back, but one big change is in the works when it moves to full release. For the duration of the beta, while Vanguard was used to identify cheaters, those reports were still manually reviewed and ban decisions made by a human team (with this process still resulting in thousands of bans).Continue Reading at GameSpot
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The Division 2: Title Update 10 Is Up Now On The PTS For PC Players

The Division 2: Title Update 10 Is Up Now On The PTS For PC Players

The Division 2’s latest update, Title Update 10, was rolled out to PC players on May 22 as Ubisoft welcomes feedback from the community via the Public Test Server (PTS). The most recent State of the Game stream on May 21 touched on the quality-of-life changes that players can expect when the update officially rolls out, and also marked the Hill League, the last competitive league of Season 1, going live.As per the official Division 2 Twitter account, players who own a copy of the game on PC will be able to access Title Update 10 before everyone else. They were able to preload the Title Update 10 patch after the Ubisoft livestream on May 21, with the PTS available for access since May 22.Starting this weekend, PC players will be able to preview and provide feedback on The Division 2’s next big update: Title Update 10.Get the details on the new update in this week’s State of the Game livestream recap. — The Division 2 (@TheDivisionGame) May 21, 2020According to the official Title Update 10 notes from Ubisoft, the priority for this upcoming content is going to be “game health and generosity”. Players with access to the PTS will be able to experience a number of changes involving weapons and gear sets, including the removal of purple loot at higher difficulties and buffs to pretty much all weapons. Title Update 10 will also incorporate changes to PvP weapon damage, bug fixes, and improvements to loot drops from Veteran and Elite opponents.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Formula E Esports Racing Driver Disqualified After Cheating

Formula E Esports Racing Driver Disqualified After Cheating

News of foul play has hit the Formula E esports racing scene. Daniel Abt, racing under ABT Schaeffler Audi, was disqualified after cheating allegations against him were substantiated over the weekend.Suspicions were raised about whether or not Abt was actually the driver behind the wheel for Saturday’s Formula E Race at Home Challenge, with his competition being the first to raise the red flags. Fox Sports reported that two other racers, Jean-Eric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorn, echoed each other’s concerns about Abt when his performance in the Challenge appeared markedly different from previous results.The organizers of the Formula E Race at Home Challenge investigated the allegations from Abt’s competitors and after cross-referencing IP addresses, were able to confirm that the esports racing driver had not been driving at the time in question.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Cyberpunk Taxi Game Cloudpunk Is Getting A First-Person Mode

Cyberpunk Taxi Game Cloudpunk Is Getting A First-Person Mode

Cloudpunk, the neon-heavy cyberpunk taxi game from Ion Lands, is getting a first-person mode. The game, which is available now for PC and will come to Switch, PS4, and Xbox One in the future, will allow players to explore and collect fares from a new perspective soon.This new camera option was announced and previewed on Twitter by Marko Dieckmann, studio head at Ion Lands. You can see the new first-person camera in action below.Added a first person camera to https://t.co/U3nPX3hJzF#gamedev #madewithunity #cyberpunk pic.twitter.com/9G80uqm0Hx — ION 👀 (@ionlands) May 22, 2020In a follow-up tweet, Dieckmann stated that players will be able to switch between first-and-third perspective as they play, depending on their preferences. You’ll also be able to unlock the camera after this update.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Call Of Duty: Mobile Is Adding The Gulag Soon, See A Teaser Now

Call Of Duty: Mobile Is Adding The Gulag Soon, See A Teaser Now

Call of Duty: Mobile has a battle royale mode, but it’s not quite the same as Call of Duty: Warzone. In particular, Call of Duty: Mobile doesn’t feature Warzone’s most unique and exciting features, the Gulag. It seems that’s going to change very soon. Or it could be something else entirely.The official Call of Duty: Mobile Twitter account posted a teaser video for what is very clearly the Gulag. The tweet says it’s “coming soon.”⚠ Caution: Slippery when wet ⚠⁣⁣⁣Coming soon to #CODMobile! pic.twitter.com/qj7CIP7fI1 — Call of Duty: Mobile (@PlayCODMobile) May 23, 2020This alert was posted not long after the Call of Duty: Mobile test servers were updated with references to the Gulag. Additionally, entire gameplay videos have been posted on YouTube that appear to show that Gulag will be a new map in Call of Duty: Mobile.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Formula E Driver Caught Using Imposter to Play as Him in Virtual Race

Formula E Driver Caught Using Imposter to Play as Him in Virtual Race

Formula E racer Daniel Abt has been disqualified and ordered to pay 10,000 euros ($10,900) to charity for illegally hiring a professional esports player to falsely compete as him in an official virtual race, the BBC reports. 24 May 2019, Berlin: Motorsport: Preview Formula E Championship, E-Prix 2019, race at Tempelhof Airport. Daniel Abt from Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler speaks at the press conference the day before the Formula E Championship. Photo: Britta Pedersen/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa (Photo by Britta Pedersen/picture alliance via Getty Images) For those not in the know, virtual racing has taken on a new life in various leagues across the globe, due to the complications of hosting real-world racing events during the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies like iRacing, a subscription-based PC gaming platform that contracts with multiple real-world racing leagues, have been working with NASCAR to host digital races, with pro drivers getting behind controllers rather than actual cars. Like any sport, professional racing has its drama between players, but the change to digital racing has added a new layer. According to AP News, five-time IndyCar champion Kyle Larson was fired for using a racial slur during one digital race. 66 German driver Daniel Abt of Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler Formula E Team drive her single-seater during the 3rd edition of Monaco E-Prix, in port neighborhood in Monaco, France (Photo by Andrea Diodato/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Abt, a 27-year-old German racer sponsored by Audi, has since apologized for hiring another player to pose as him, and was also stripped of all points he’s earned over the course of the “Race at Home Challenge,” which features drivers competing from their home setups. A NASCAR race as seen in iRacing. “I did not take it as seriously as I should have,” Abt said. “I am especially sorry about this because I know how much work has gone into this project on the part of the Formula E organisation. I am aware that my offence has a bitter aftertaste but it was never meant with any bad intention.” Abt’s imposter? A pro gamer by the name of Lorenz Hoerzing, who was similarly disqualified from all future rounds of another racing series called the Challenge Grid. Mercedes driver Stoffel Vandoorne, who placed second during the race in question, stated on his Twitch stream that he suspected Abt of using another player…
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No More Heroes Director Would Like To See More Of His Games On Switch

No More Heroes Director Would Like To See More Of His Games On Switch

Suda51’s games have long been synonymous with Nintendo consoles, with each game in the No More Heroes franchise debuting first on Nintendo (including the upcoming No More Heroes III), and cult classic Killer7 originally debuting on the GameCube. As of right now, not many of games developed by his company, Grasshopper Manufacture, are available on Switch, and the eccentric designer says he would like to see that change–although it’s not all up to him.In a Q&A session during Momocon–as reported by VG247–Suda51 (whose legal name is Goichi Suda) talked about the possibility of bringing his older games to Switch, saying that it is largely up to the publishers. Capcom is in charge of Killer7, which received an updated PC port in 2018. Killer is Dead has split rights between Capcom and Kadokawa Games, which makes things more complicated.Suda51 singled out another game as a more likely candidate–The Silver Case, which came to PS4 and PC in 2016 (and its sequel, The 25th Ward: The Silver Case, followed in 2018). According to Suda51, there has “been discussions” about bringing this game to Switch.He also alludes to a potential remake of the 2001 PS2 game Rain, Flower, Sun, and Rain, although specific platforms were not discussed.No More Heroes III will launch as a Switch exclusive later this year. Other Switch games from Grasshopper Manufacture include Sine Mora EX and Travis Strikes Back: No More Heroes.
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