Latest DLC For Dead By Daylight Adds New Killer, Map, And Survivor

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Latest DLC For Dead By Daylight Adds New Killer, Map, And Survivor

Dead By Daylight seems to be trucking quite nicely since its release, layering on new maps, killers, and modes onto an already solid initial release.

The latest update for the game, available now, keeps the nightmare going. Spark of Madness adds a new killer, The Doctor, who has an increased field of view outside of chases and an increased terror radius while in chases. The new map, Léry's Memorial Institute, has several constrained hallways that make chasing a more straightforward affair, but a number of hiding spots within them are easy to miss. The new survivor, Feng Min, can see the killer when they break a nearby obstacle.

The DLC costs $7.99. Hopefully, it'll be available when the game releases on consoles next month.

Video Shows Off Latest Changes To Mass Effect: Andromeda's Cutscenes

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Video Shows Off Latest Changes To Mass Effect: Andromeda's Cutscenes

Although it's reportedly holding off on the next Mass Effect game, BioWare is still in the process of fixing Andromeda, which was plagued by a number of technical issues at launch. The latest patch, 1.06, tweaks a number of the game's cutscenes, lighting, and animations to make them all look more natural.

Youtuber YongYea has complied several of these changes into a video highlighting how the changes look in real time. Though most of these changes look minor (and I've have a hard time going back through old cutscenes to point out changes), the 1.06 changes of every cutscene do look better. You can watch the video below.

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What To Watch This Weekend: Hearthstone, League of Legends, and Gwent

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What To Watch This Weekend: Hearthstone, League of Legends, and Gwent

Big tournaments! Invitationals! Qualifiers! Danger Rooms! Championships! Summits! Everything you could want in competitive gaming and more! This weekend, on esports!

The League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational continues this week, as the group stage closes out before the top four teams proceed to the knockout stage. (Stream / Schedule)

We have two notable Hearthstone tournaments this week: The Europe Vs. China invitational, (Stream), as well as the qualifiers for the third season of the Starladder i-League. (Stream)

Weekend Warrior – Nier-ly To The End Of The Week

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Weekend Warrior – Nier-ly To The End Of The Week

It's almost Mother's Day, which means that it time to take a break from video games and show your mom that you care by taking her to Applebee's. What do you have planned for the weekend? Share your plans in the comments below.

Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) - I'm hoping to start Nier: Automata, after finishing off Horizon Zero Dawn last weekend. A fancy dinner is in order, too, for Mother's Day. Maybe some mowing. It's all very exciting.

Brian Shea (@BrianPShea) – This weekend, I’ll be continuing Persona 5 and Pokémon SoulSilver (finally in the post-game content for SoulSilver, so hopefully I’ll be putting a bow on it soon). I’ll obviously be putting in a few hours of Overwatch as well.

PaRappa, Gitaroo Man Creators Tease Rapping Rabbit Project

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PaRappa, Gitaroo Man Creators Tease Rapping Rabbit Project

Two rhythm-game pioneers are joining forces in a new game, which is being called Project Rap Rabbit. The idea of a rapping rabbit sounds strange, but considering the people behind it – NanaOn-Sha's Masaya Matsuura (PaRappa the Rapper) and iNis' Keiichi Yano (Gitaroo Man, Elite Beat Agents) – it makes a lot of sense. 

There's not much to go on at this point, aside from a teaser site, but it provides a few hints as to what's ahead. There's a feudal Japanese aesthetic, as well as a flying saucer and some kind of motorized scooter. Before you cry foul at the anachronisms, keep in mind that this is a game about a rabbit who wears clothes. And, judging from the title at least, the rabbit also raps.

We'll keep you posted as we learn more about this wonderfully weird game.

Halo 6 Won't Be At E3

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Halo 6 Won't Be At E3

It's been nearly two years since the release of the last major Halo game, but fans who are ready for Halo 6 will have to remain patient. According to 343 Industries' community manager, they're not going to be showing off the next big entry in the series during next month's E3.

"I'll slip into my Dreamcrusher persona for a minute in the name of realistic expectations: We've said this already but we'll have a little something at E3 but it's not related to the next major entry in the franchise," Ske7ch (aka Brian Jarrard) wrote on Reddit, in a response to a fan who was hoping for upcoming info on the series' future. 

[Source: Reddit]

Xbox One Getting A Big Backward-Compatibility Sale Next Week

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Xbox One Getting A Big Backward-Compatibility Sale Next Week

Xbox One owners will be able to expand their gaming libraries next week with an upcoming sale – one that puts backward-compatible Xbox 360 games in the spotlight.

According to Major Nelson, more than 275 titles will be on sale starting May 16, with discounts of up to 75-percent off their regular prices. Some of the games on sale include Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Skate 3.

As Brian Shea recently wrote in his opinion piece, Microsoft's backward compatibility is one of the console's major strengths, as well as a great excuse to revisit older games.

Paradox Interactive Signs BattleTech Publishing Deal With Harebrained Schemes

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Paradox Interactive Signs BattleTech Publishing Deal With Harebrained Schemes

Paradox Interactive and Harebrained Schemes announced today that the companies have signed a publishing deal for the new BattleTech game. Harebrained Schemes raised more than $2.7 million in its Kickstarter effort for the game.

The game – the first turn-based entry in the series in more than two decades – is being led with a team of game veterans, including Jordan Weisman (creator of BattleTech and MechWarrior), Mitch Gitelman (MechCommander series producer), and Mike McCain (Shadowrun creative director). It's set for a 2017 launch on PC.

"We couldn’t miss the chance to work with Harebrained Schemes given how big of fans we are of their work on the Shadowrun Returns series," said Johan Sjöberg, chief product officer of Paradox Interactive. "The opportunity to reintroduce our strategy-minded players to the tactical roots of the BattleTech universe makes this partnership even sweeter. We are as excited about BattleTech as the early backers are, and we can’t wait to do our part to bring the game to market.”

Save The Date: First 4 Showing Off New Tekken Statue On May 16 Livestream

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Save The Date: First 4 Showing Off New Tekken Statue On May 16 Livestream

What are you doing next Tuesday? If you're a collector of game-related statues who is really into Tekken and/or its Marshall Law character – and waking up early – I have the livestream for you! First 4 Figures is streaming about the statue to build hype for its preorder campaign.

The stream starts at 7 a.m. Pacific on May 16 on YouTube and Twitch. You'll be able to preorder the statue an hour into the stream. The regular version will set you back $384.99, while the exclusive version is $499.99. The company will be hosting a Q&A and who knows what else.

Take a look at the clip below for a 55-minute-long look at the making of the Marshall Law statue. It's intense.

Alan Wake Getting Pulled From Stores On May 15

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Alan Wake Getting Pulled From Stores On May 15

Alan Wake featured a memorable protagonist, interesting combat, and an oppressive atmosphere. It also featured licensed music, including David Bowie's "Space Oddity," Harry Nilsson's "Coconut," and Roy Orbison's "In Dreams." As it turns out, those songs have created the biggest existential threat to Alan Wake, or at least to the game. According to Remedy, those licenses have expired, and the game will no longer be available starting May 15. If you haven't yet played Alan Wake, there's a bright side to your tardiness, however.

Starting tomorrow, May 13, at 10 a.m. Pacific, everything Alan Wake – including the game, all of its DLC, and Alan Wake's American Nightmare – is getting a 90-percent discount on Steam. If you don't purchase Alan Wake before May 15, you're out of luck; it'll remain in your download library if you bought it, but new purchases are a no-go. Alan Wake's American Nightmare isn't affected by the issue, so you will be able to get that after the May 15 deadline, however.

[Source: Remedy]