The Dark Brotherhood Targets The Elder Scrolls: Legends

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The Dark Brotherhood Targets The Elder Scrolls: Legends

The Dark Brotherhood has infiltrated its way into The Elder Scrolls: Legends today, with the release of the CCG's first major update. The Fall of the Dark Brotherhood adds more than 25 new missions and 40 cards to the game.

The story is set before The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and Bethesda says that player decisions will affect the way the story unfolds. Take a look at the mood-setting trailer below. If you still don't have any idea just what the heck The Elder Scrolls: Legends is, perhaps Dan Tack's review might shed some light.

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Project Scorpio Specs Put It In Pole Position For Console Power Race

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Project Scorpio Specs Put It In Pole Position For Console Power Race

We didn't expect more news on Microsoft's upcoming Project Scorpio console until we got closer to E3, but the technical wunderkinds at Digital Foundry recently saw the system in action, and came away impressed by the forward thinking architecture and powerful performance. From what they saw, it sounds like Scorpio could be the system of choice for anyone serious about 4K console gaming. 

"We saw a Forza Motorsport demo running on the machine at native 4K and Xbox One equivalent settings, and it hit 60 frames per second with a substantial performance overhead – suggesting Scorpio will hit its native 4K target across a range of content, with power to spare to spend on other visual improvements," Digital Foundry's Richard Ledbetter wrote.

Looking at the specs, you can see the technology leap feels more like a brand-new console as opposed to an Xbox One refresh. Scorpio holds considerable advantages in processing/GPU power, memory, and bandwidth over the current systems as well as the PS4 Pro. The power gives the system the ability to upscale Xbox One games to 4K. If you don't have a 4K television, you still gain performance/loading benefits and supersampled resolutions. 

Link Uses An Impossible Machine To Levitate To Hyrule's Apex In Breath Of The Wild

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Link Uses An Impossible Machine To Levitate To Hyrule's Apex In Breath Of The Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is not a game that can be modded, which makes oddball discoveries like this all the more mind-blowing.

In today's example of, "I had no idea you could do that in Breath of the Wild," YouTuber mety333 uses Link's magnesis tool and one of the minecarts found near Goron City to float Link to the very top of Hyrule. He literally hits the ceiling and then paraglides for an absurd amount of time for a splendid view of the world. It's an impressive and bizarre feat.

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Playtonic Games Details Yooka-Laylee's Day One Patch

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Playtonic Games Details Yooka-Laylee's Day One Patch

Yooka-Laylee is in the hands of reviewers (here's our review!) but it doesn't officially release until April 11. When it releases, it will have receive an update and Playtonic Recently detailed what it will include.

You can find the full list of patch notes below.

For our review of Yooka-Laylee, head here. Brian Shea said of the game, "This is a game that was built for those who look back with fondness on the classics that spawned it, and in that regard, it delivers completely."

Limited Run Games Publishing Physical Versions Of Ys Origin, Mutant Mudds, And Risk Of Rain

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Limited Run Games Publishing Physical Versions Of Ys Origin, Mutant Mudds, And Risk Of Rain

Limited Run Games specializes in releasing limited physical editions of generally digital-only PlayStation titles. It only prints a few thousand copies of each game it releases, and sells them only through its website, appealing to collectors who appreciate the value of physical media over digital. Games like Firewatch and Thomas Was Alone have received the Limited Run treatment, and the niche distributor is adding several new titles to its roster.

Ys Origin was published for Windows in 2012 (2006 in Japan) and made its way to PlayStation 4 just this February, with a Vita version due next month. Limited Run will sell both versions, in both a Standard Edition and even more limited Collector's Edition. In addition, both entries in the popular retro-styled side-scrolling action platformer series Mutant Mudds will receive Limited Run printings, along with the roguelike hit, Risk of Rain.

These games will only be available on Limited Run's website, and, if they adhere to the company's usual standards, only several thousand units will be printed; if you want them, you better act fast!

BioWare Apologizes For Its Handling Of Transgender Character, Outlines Changes

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BioWare Apologizes For Its Handling Of Transgender Character, Outlines Changes

Yesterday, BioWare detailed a slew of improvements on the way for Mass Effect Andromeda. These updates will address glitches and wonky animations, but also provide some other fixes such as increasing inventory space and making it easier to bypass the Sudoku-like Remnant puzzles. In addition, BioWare said it would improve dialogue related to trans character Hainly Abrams. BioWare tweeted a statement today not only apologizing for its approach to the character but also outlining what these changes entail.

"Hainly Abrams was not included in a caring or thoughtful way," BioWare stated in a tweet. "We apologize to anyone who interacted with or was hurt by this conversation."

BioWare said it has since worked with the transgender community, both internally at BioWare and the broader community, to make the character more realistic. Hainly will now only reveal that she is trans if Ryder has developed the relationship enough to gain her trust and has supported her. Previously, the character stated straightaway that she was transgender, which players felt was unrealistic.

New Overwatch: Uprising Comic Provides Dramatic Lead-In For Upcoming Event

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New Overwatch: Uprising Comic Provides Dramatic Lead-In For Upcoming Event

After a mysterious Twitter post to tease a new event, Blizzard has given Overwatch fans a better look at what to expect from The King's Row Uprising with its latest comic. Titled simply Overwatch: Uprising, the short comic depicts a pre- Soldier:76 Jack Morrison struggling to obey orders to keep Overwatch out of King's Row, a London-based war zone overrun by an Omnic extremist group called Null Sector. 

While the central conflict is certainly interesting, Overwatch lore junkies have plenty to look out for. We get a brief look at Tracer training with a partially-unsuited Genji, some neat interactions between Ana, Gabriel Reyes, and Commander Morrison, and a fun nod to how Tracer came by her signature catchphrase. You can check out the full comic right here.

One interesting takeaway for a possible upcoming event is the outfits featured in the comic. Reinhardt, Torbjorn, Mercy, and Tracer are all shown wearing gear emblazoned with Overwatch colors and logos, which could be earnable skins for the upcoming King's Row event. Time will tell, but in the meantime, you can check them out below.

Activision Prepping Hollywood Conquest With "Call Of Duty Cinematic Universe"

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Activision Prepping Hollywood Conquest With

Activision Blizzard Studios formed in 2015 with the goal of bringing the game publisher's myriad video game franchises to film and television. It dipped its toe into the water with Netflix's Skylanders Academy series, but now it's setting its sights on grander ambitions: a Call of Duty cinematic universe. While the track record of movies based on video games is not exactly stellar, CoD just might be the one to break the mold.

The studio, led by former Disney executive Nick Van Dyk and Hollywood producer Stacey Sher (Django Unchained, Out of Sight), aims to adapt Call of Duty into the world of film and television, drawing inspiration from the World War II era of the series, as well as the Black Ops and Modern Warfare eras.

PSA: The HTC Vive Is $100 Off Today

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PSA: The HTC Vive Is $100 Off Today

The HTC Vive is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a price drop. For the first time and for one day only, the high-end virtual-reality headset from Valve and HTC is discounted $100. 

The discount is across all retailers and Vive.com. Those who make the purchase also get a free download of Arcade Saga for today only. The headset usually retails for a hefty $799.99, but today's discount brings it to $699.99. 

In addition to the price drop, a new VR subscription service launched on Viveport. With this service, you can pick five titles every month from a growing library of curated content for only $6.99; all Vive customers can try it for one month free. 

Marvel Announces 'New Warriors' Comedy TV Series Featuring Squirrel Girl

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Marvel Announces 'New Warriors' Comedy TV Series Featuring Squirrel Girl

Marvel announced today that it is producing a comedy TV show based on The New Warriors series, featuring fan-favorite character Squirrel Girl, as well as five other young adult superheroes who are trying to balance heroics with regular life. The series is set to have 10 episodes (which run around 30 minutes) and is slated to launch sometime in 2018. 

Other than the announcement, little is known about the series at the moment, including whether or not it will take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The show is being produced by Freeform, the same studio behind the Cloak and Dagger TV series, and is Marvel's first stab at comedy on television. You can read the whole announcement right here.

In other recent Marvel news, there has been some contention about whether the PS4's Spider-Man game will be arriving later this year, which you can read about here. Today it was announced that the Marvel-themed MMO Marvel Heroes hits consoles later this year, which you can read about right here.