Next Red Dead Redemption Online Update Adds An Armor Event, Fishing Challenges, And More

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Next Red Dead Redemption Online Update Adds An Armor Event, Fishing Challenges, And More

A new update is coming to Red Dead Redemption Online next week featuring an event based on the armor quest in the game, competitive fishing, new weapons, cosmetics, and of course some good old fashioned Bonus XP.

The first new addition, Fool's Gold, takes the armor story quest from Red Dead Online and makes it into a multiplayer free roam event. Players fight to control a set of golden armor, then don the armor themselves to see how long they can hold onto it. It's basically a king of the hill mode but you're Solaire.

There's also now fishing challenges. Once you opt in, the game supplies you with everything you need to go get some fish except for the necessary human skills to go do it. Prove your mettle by catching the biggest fish the old west has ever seen.

Next Red Dead Redemption Online Update Adds An Armor Event, Fishing Challenges, And More

about X hours ago from
Next Red Dead Redemption Online Update Adds An Armor Event, Fishing Challenges, And More

A new update is coming to Red Dead Redemption Online next week featuring an event based on the armor quest in the game, competitive fishing, new weapons, cosmetics, and of course some good old fashioned Bonus XP.

The first new addition, Fool's Gold, takes the armor story quest from Red Dead Online and makes it into a multiplayer free roam event. Players fight to control a set of golden armor, then don the armor themselves to see how long they can hold onto it. It's basically a king of the hill mode but you're Solaire.

There's also now fishing challenges. Once you opt in, the game supplies you with everything you need to go get some fish except for the necessary human skills to go do it. Prove your mettle by catching the biggest fish the old west has ever seen.

Paradox Interactive Launches Modding Platform For Xbox One And PC

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Paradox Interactive Launches Modding Platform For Xbox One And PC

Paradox Interactive, the publisher behind sims like Surviving Mars, launched a new modding platform for its titles today that brings community mods to both PC and Xbox One.

The platform allows players to upload and download mods through GoG or the Paradox game launcher. The publisher is focusing its support on Surviving Mars to start, but a look at its site shows more than 200 user-created mods currently available between Surviving Mars, Stellaris, and Cities Skylines. Some of these come from recognized mod developers like ChoGGI and Silva. According to a press release, the publisher plans to roll out mod support for its other titles at a later date.

"Modding has been and remains an important part of the Paradox community," says Anders Törlind, product owner for Paradox Mods. "As we have diversified the way we distribute our games, we want to make sure all of our players can take part in the creation process."

Paradox Interactive Launches Modding Platform For Xbox One And PC

about X hours ago from
Paradox Interactive Launches Modding Platform For Xbox One And PC

Paradox Interactive, the publisher behind sims like Surviving Mars, launched a new modding platform for its titles today that brings community mods to both PC and Xbox One.

The platform allows players to upload and download mods through GoG or the Paradox game launcher. The publisher is focusing its support on Surviving Mars to start, but a look at its site shows more than 200 user-created mods currently available between Surviving Mars, Stellaris, and Cities Skylines. Some of these come from recognized mod developers like ChoGGI and Silva. According to a press release, the publisher plans to roll out mod support for its other titles at a later date.

"Modding has been and remains an important part of the Paradox community," says Anders Törlind, product owner for Paradox Mods. "As we have diversified the way we distribute our games, we want to make sure all of our players can take part in the creation process."

US Government Stole Yoshi's Island Music For Flash Game About Recycling

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US Government Stole Yoshi's Island Music For Flash Game About Recycling

The United States' Environmental Protection Agency has an educational flash game on its site called Recycle City Challenge. That in itself is not special. However, what is interesting is that when you clicked the Let's Get Started button, a familiar tune for Mario fans played.

Keen-eared listeners have noted that the song in the background is taken from Yoshi's Island DS. The song no longer plays in the flash game (having probably been removed) but we've heard it with our own ears, and there was no mistaking it was this tune:

For more on the weird intersection of governments and video games, read about the time a South Korean politician released a Starcraft map as part of his campaign.

Final Special Operations Update Coming To Ghost Recon Wildlands

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Final Special Operations Update Coming To Ghost Recon Wildlands

On February 27, Ghost Recon Wildlands players will be privy to the game's final Special Operations update, "Special Ops 4." This new content drop will deviate from the crossover-centric events of older expansions.

While the larger features of Special Ops 4 have not been revealed, smaller tweaks were announced: the time of day will be changeable during the single-player campaign, voice-lines have been restructured to be in prestige crates rather than battle crates, and "Ghost Wars," the PVP mode, will receive custom browsers. New outfits will be available for PVP and PVE players as well as "Year 2 Pass" holders. 

In the meantime, check out our early gameplay impressions of Ubisoft's latest title: The Division 2.

Anthem Day One Patch Notes Reveal Significant Tweaks

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Anthem Day One Patch Notes Reveal Significant Tweaks

Electronic Arts and BioWare have revealed everything that will be changing in the game by the time Anthem is available to all players this Friday, February 22. An earlier list circulated online, but the final version offers a comprehensive picture of what’s being changed.

Some seemingly minor changes highlighted in the patch notes do not at first glance feel like dramatic adjustments, but the wide range of issues being addressed are likely to have a significant effect on the play experience. You can read the full patch notes to see just how extensive these changes are.

One of the most notable changes involves how treasure chests count toward the tomb trials, a critical-path mission in the middle of the game that has halted forward momentum for many players (enough that we wrote a whole guide on the subject). One of the objectives for that mission demands players open 15 treasure chests, but players were only getting credit for chests they personally opened. On February 22, that will change so that all squad members get credit for an opened chest.

Anthem Day One Patch Notes Reveal Significant Tweaks

about X hours ago from
Anthem Day One Patch Notes Reveal Significant Tweaks

Electronic Arts and BioWare have revealed everything that will be changing in the game by the time Anthem is available to all players this Friday, February 22. An earlier list circulated online, but the final version offers a comprehensive picture of what’s being changed.

Some seemingly minor changes highlighted in the patch notes do not at first glance feel like dramatic adjustments, but the wide range of issues being addressed are likely to have a significant effect on the play experience. You can read the full patch notes to see just how extensive these changes are.

One of the most notable changes involves how treasure chests count toward the tomb trials, a critical-path mission in the middle of the game that has halted forward momentum for many players (enough that we wrote a whole guide on the subject). One of the objectives for that mission demands players open 15 treasure chests, but players were only getting credit for chests they personally opened. On February 22, that will change so that all squad members get credit for an opened chest.

Dreams Launching Early Access Program This Spring

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Dreams Launching Early Access Program This Spring

Sony and the PlayStation haven't dove into early access as much as the PC or even Xbox One, but upcoming free-form creator Dreams (from Media Molecule) is jumping into the space, letting players try out a limited pre-release version of the game this spring for $29.99 before the full release later in 2019.

The early access edition isn't the full version of the title (Sony confirms there is no Story mode, for example), but it contains tutorials to help you get started as well as content from Media Molecule to play and edit. The developer says it is adding more features, levels, tutorials, and assets before release, and if you've made something in the beta from last year, you can pick up with it where you left off. Users can also stream and share creations during the period.

Media Molecule says this early access version of Dreams is a "strictly limited release," but it's unknown exactly to what extent. So, if you're interested, it's best not to hesitate when it comes out this spring.

Dreams Launching Early Access Program This Spring

about X hours ago from
Dreams Launching Early Access Program This Spring

Sony and the PlayStation haven't dove into early access as much as the PC or even Xbox One, but upcoming free-form creator Dreams (from Media Molecule) is jumping into the space, letting players try out a limited pre-release version of the game this spring for $29.99 before the full release later in 2019.

The early access edition isn't the full version of the title (Sony confirms there is no Story mode, for example), but it contains tutorials to help you get started as well as content from Media Molecule to play and edit. The developer says it is adding more features, levels, tutorials, and assets before release, and if you've made something in the beta from last year, you can pick up with it where you left off. Users can also stream and share creations during the period.

Media Molecule says this early access version of Dreams is a "strictly limited release," but it's unknown exactly to what extent. So, if you're interested, it's best not to hesitate when it comes out this spring.