Warner Bros. Makes Shadow Of War Charity DLC Free, Apologizes For Initial Confusion

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Warner Bros. Makes Shadow Of War Charity DLC Free, Apologizes For Initial Confusion

Earlier this month, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that they would be memorializing a passed away developer in Shadow of War, which we reported on here. Since then, questions about the nature of the paid DLC delivery mechanism and how profits from its sale were being distributed to the developer's family have plagued WB, who has now clarified their intentions.

Due to the nature of charity laws, there was concern over WB not donating all the money to the family depending on where the DLC was purchased. Certain states and international purchases were relegated to asterisks, causing uproar among players in the ensuing weeks. This became further muddied by questions of profit versus revenue in the sales.

Warner Bros. have now made the DLC free available to everyone who owns the game. Warner Bros.' initial plan was to only promote the DLC in the areas where they could donate the money and seemingly did not expect questions that they were unable to answer about everywhere else. WB are now donating the money themselves independent of any DLC sales.

Warner Bros. Makes Shadow Of War Charity DLC Free, Apologizes For Initial Confusion

about X hours ago from
Warner Bros. Makes Shadow Of War Charity DLC Free, Apologizes For Initial Confusion

Earlier this month, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that they would be memorializing a passed away developer in Shadow of War, which we reported on here. Since then, questions about the nature of the paid DLC delivery mechanism and how profits from its sale were being distributed to the developer's family have plagued WB, who has now clarified their intentions.

Due to the nature of charity laws, there was concern over WB not donating all the money to the family depending on where the DLC was purchased. Certain states and international purchases were relegated to asterisks, causing uproar among players in the ensuing weeks. This became further muddied by questions of profit versus revenue in the sales.

Warner Bros. have now made the DLC free available to everyone who owns the game. Warner Bros.' initial plan was to only promote the DLC in the areas where they could donate the money and seemingly did not expect questions that they were unable to answer about everywhere else. WB are now donating the money themselves independent of any DLC sales.

Cowboy Bebop Director Is Directing A Blade Runner 2049 Short

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Cowboy Bebop Director Is Directing A Blade Runner 2049 Short

Shinichiro Watanabe, most famously known in the west for directing 1997's Cowboy Bebop and 2004's Samurai Champloo, is directing an animated short in the Blade Runner universe.

Blade Runner Black Out 2022 serves as a prologue to the upcoming Blade Runner 2049, starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford. The short, which begins airing today worldwide (except Asia), is first available on Crunchyroll and will eventually be available through other means and services.

You can catch the preview for the short below and catch it on Crunchyroll today.

New Overwatch Minis From Cute But Deadly Are Cute And Maybe Deadly

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New Overwatch Minis From Cute But Deadly Are Cute And Maybe Deadly

The official Overwatch twitter announced new mini-figurines from Cute But Deadly of part of the Overwatch cast.

The blind boxes, each containing one figure, takes a character from Overwatch and makes them a tiny, super-deformed miniature, so you can make all the gremlin D.Va scenes you want in the comfort of your own home.

Not all of the figures use their default costumes, either, so hopefully you enjoy the different ones. overThe figures will be available on October 10.

Grand Theft Auto Online Gets A New Old-School Aircraft

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Grand Theft Auto Online Gets A New Old-School Aircraft

Los Santos International Airport has a new plane hitting the runway today alongside plenty of discounts to get you to the airport and up in the air.

The Buckingham Howard NX-25 is a prop aircraft seemingly based on the Hughes H-1 Racer built in 1935. The weaponless aircraft will set you back either $975,000 or just under $1.3 million in game, depending on if you’ve unlocked the trade price discount or not.

The nose of GTA's Howard NX-25 gives away the real life influence of the Hughes H-1 Racer. Rockstar even named the airplane after Hughes, whose first name was Howard.

The Fortnite Battle Royale Mode Is Now Freely Available

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The Fortnite Battle Royale Mode Is Now Freely Available

Fortnite, the Minecraft-Meets-Shooter early access title, has officially released its free Battle Royale mode.

The new mode, which comes quickly after its announcement a few days ago, pits players against each other in a massive battle royale using the base game's mechanics. It bears more than a slight resemblance to the mega-popular Battlegrounds, another battle royale game that is currently exclusive to PC and coming soon to Xbox One, and the game's developers are not happy about that similarity.

The mode might be a bit hard to find. For PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners, regardless of whether you have paid for the early-access version of Fortnite, you can go ahead access the Battle Royale mode through the game's launcher on the PSN and XBL stores. PC players can access the game through Fortnite's website to sign up.

ESA Issues Statement In Support Of White House's New STEM Initiative

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ESA Issues Statement In Support Of White House's New STEM Initiative

The Electronic Software Association has given a statement in support of a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math funding initiative proposed by the current presidential administration.

In a press release posted to the ESA's official site, the organization showed its firm support for the new initiative proposed by President Donald Trump.

“ESA commends the Trump Administration on its bold leadership in computer science education," writes Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of the ESA. "The White House’s new STEM initiative will help grow the diverse and high-skilled workforce that drives the $30.4 billion U.S. video game industry. By expanding opportunities for America’s youth interested in the creative tech sector, we can generate thousands of new American jobs and achieve new levels of innovation, invention, and economic success. We look forward to working with the Administration and industry partners.”

The Mummy Demastered Looks Better Than The Movie, And Also Looks Good

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The Mummy Demastered Looks Better Than The Movie, And Also Looks Good

The Mummy Demastered, a 2D Metroidvania by Wayforward meant as a tie-in to the fantasy action movie by a similar name, looks strangely cool.

The pixel art non-linear action game takes place in the same world as this summer's launch of the Dark Universe initiative. Rather than play as Tom Cruise, players take on the role of an elite soldier unit that is fighting against the hordes of the Mummy's magical army.

The game was originally announced in June with a few screenshots and an unspecified list of platforms. Wayforward has now clarified that the game will come out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch this fall. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Golf Story Coming To Nintendo Switch On September 28

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Golf Story Coming To Nintendo Switch On September 28

Golf Story, a much-anticipated Golf RPG for the Nintendo Switch, has finally gotten a release date, coming in hot on September 28.

The player takes on the role of a golfer who has given up on everything to take one last swing at golfing. The game combines RPG mechanics with golf, similar to 1999's Mario Golf on Gameboy Color. The story plays out over eight different courses and each includes its own cast of characters and challenges.

There was a bit of concern with Golf Story not having a date, as the developer promised a release in September but it lacked a date until today. Games like Golf Story and Stardew Valley's release date vagueness have proven frustrating for fans anticipating the games, but Golf Story's date at least makes good on its release schedule.

Check Out This Trailer For The Final Nioh DLC, Bloodshed's End

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Check Out This Trailer For The Final Nioh DLC, Bloodshed's End

Nioh has had a fairly extensive amount of post-launch support since its release in February. All good things must eventually come to an end, as Nioh's final DLC is coming soon and this trailer shows it is going out with a bang.

A direct sequel to the last DLC, Defiant Honor, Bloodshed's End is the final phase of the Sengoku Era and the end of William's story. The DLC also contains a new mode called The Abyss, a perpetual battleground, as well as new yokai, new guardian spirits, new characters, main missions, sub-missions, and Twilight missions.

Bloodshed's End will release on September 26 for $9.99 or with the purchase of Nioh's season pass. Check out the trailer below to feel like the last samurai without having to be near Tom Cruise.