Pokemon GO Adding Shiny Chikorita

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Pokemon GO Adding Shiny Chikorita

Pokemon GO dataminers discover assets for shiny Chikorita and its shiny evolutions in the game's files, suggesting that new color variations may be released soon.

Wot I Think: Iconoclasts

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Wot I Think: Iconoclasts

It’s an odd experience to have followed the development of a game for almost a decade, only to have it blindside you. Iconoclasts, the slow-cooked passion project from prolific developer and highly talented sprite-artist Joakim ‘Konjak’ Sandberg might look like your average Metroidvania-type platform adventure at first glance, but that’s not the whole picture. Konjak […]

The Daily Grind: Where did you Marvel Heroes players scatter to after the sunset?

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The Daily Grind: Where did you Marvel Heroes players scatter to after the sunset?

A couple of months ago, after we learned about the sunset of Marvel Heroes but before it actually happened early, we asked our local Marvel fans which MMO they planned to play next to fill the hole left by the end of the popular MMOARPG. DC Universe Online and Champions Online were offered as contenders, of course, with the bigger crowdfunded games – Ship of...

Dark Souls 2 Enemy Randomizer mod is a game changer

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Dark Souls 2 Enemy Randomizer mod is a game changer

I still remember my first venture into Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin's Forest of the Fallen Giants. Where once there was a clutter of bow and axe-wielding hollows, now stood a blighting Ogre who, if given the chance, would crush pursuers under the weight of its oversized arse. Enemy placement changes, evidently, had reworked the game entirely. 

Here's when Rainbow Six Siege's mid-season reinforcements go live

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Here's when Rainbow Six Siege's mid-season reinforcements go live

Mid-season reinforcements are coming to Rainbow Six Siege later today. Patch 4.2 will be applied to Operation White Noise, with maintenance set to begin this afternoon on PC.

Here are the new Rainbow Six Siege operators coming in 2018.

The official Rainbow Six Siege account tweeted last night to confirm that maintenance for PC would begin at 09:00 EST (14:00 GMT) today, and would last until approximately 09:30. PS4 and Xbox One patches will arrive tomorrow, at 09:00 and 10:00 EST respectively.

PlayStation 4 hacked: pirate software available, more PS2 titles running

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PlayStation 4 hacked: pirate software available, more PS2 titles running

Homebrew PlayStation 4 development on older consoles is finally happening, which has in turn led to the arrival of pirated software and a way to run more of the PS2 game library on Sony's modern console.

The floodgates opened earlier in the month with an exploit that allowed for low-level system access on the console, albeit restricted to consoles operating with system software 4.05. This automatically limits - severely - the amount of consoles on the open market that can run the exploit, and the vulnerability in the console was patched with firmware 4.06, which arrived way back in November 2016.

However, since the exploit was released, there's been a lot of activity and support from hackers, including the arrival of Linux support, full root access to the system via FTP and the arrival last week of PS4HEN - a homebrew enabler. We've now reached the point where package files can be installed on the PS4, and tools are available to decrypt games, which can then be re-packaged and installed on compromised consoles.

Beat Saber is Guitar Hero for wannabe Jedi

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Beat Saber is Guitar Hero for wannabe Jedi

“May the Force rise to meet you” as the priests and altar boys of the Star Wars universe say. In Beat Saber, a VR rhythm game described by its creators as “a mashup of Guitar Hero and Fruit Ninja”, this is exactly what happens. The Force, manifesting here as coloured panels with glowing arrows painting […]

A Duke Nukem film is in the works, with John Cena rumoured to play the title role

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A Duke Nukem film is in the works, with John Cena rumoured to play the title role

A Duke Nukem movie is apparently in the works, with wrestler John Cena apparently in negotiations to play the title role.

Duke Nukem is joining We Happy Few, Sleeping Dogs, and Just Cause in being bought up by movie studios.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film, which is currently without a writer, script, or director, will be produced by Transformer director Micheal Bay’s Platinum Dunes studio, having been set up by Paramount. The rights to the Duke Nukem franchise were acquired from Borderlands developer Gearbox Studios.