Rockstar Posts Teaser Image Hinting At Upcoming Announcement

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Rockstar Posts Teaser Image Hinting At Upcoming Announcement

Since Grand Theft Auto V's release in 2013, fans have been clamoring to see what developer Rockstar Games would be tackling next. After three years of waiting, they may finally getting their answer. Or, at least a hint at one.

Earlier this morning, Rockstar posted a teaser image on their website, Twitter, and other social media pages bearing the studio's logo in front of a red background.

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Learn The Nuances of BioShock's Fort Frolic In Latest Game Maker's Toolkit Video

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Learn The Nuances of BioShock's Fort Frolic In Latest Game Maker's Toolkit Video

On the first half of our BioShock Game Club discussion, we spent quite a while discussing Fort Frolic, one of the game's most memorable, creepy, and outstanding areas. If you were to ask most people what area they remember most fondly, I'd be willing to bet most people would pick this one.

As it turns out, there are several reasons why. The latest Game Maker's Toolkit highlights some of the design nuances that make the area so powerful. For one, the area is entirely isolated from the rest of the game, forcing you to consider it separately. Cohen marks his territory thoroughly, making it clear you never forget who you're dealing with (and working for) while in Fort Frolic.

The video (below) is incredibly thorough about pointing out specific points, and if you're looking for more discussion of BioShock after our Game Club, this is a great place to start.

Reader Discussion – Have You Ever Modded A Console?

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Reader Discussion – Have You Ever Modded A Console?

With the recent settlement between Sony and fans upset about the removal of the "Other OS" feature from their original-model PlayStation 3s, we thought we'd ask you a related question: have you ever decided to tinker with your console or handheld?

If memory severs I've never done it myself, but I remember several instances that showed me how tempting it could be. I remember looking at the old Afterburner kits for the original Game Boy Advance and wishing I could pay for one with cash, since I was too young to use a check or money order at the time. A Game Boy with a light built into it! What could be better? 

I've also gone in a modified a few arcade sticks in my day (I'm a fan of the octo-gate for my joysticks over the square gate), but that's about it. So what modifications have you made to your consoles over the years? Did you actually run Linux on a PlayStation 3, for example? Did you crack open your Xbox 360 controller to fix a stuck button?

Watch Fallout Characters Reenact Rick & Morty Episodes

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Watch Fallout Characters Reenact Rick & Morty Episodes

With Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland having founded his own VR studio, someone's going to have to populate the internet with Rick and Morty content while we wait for the next season of the show.

Enter UpIsNotDown, a Youtube channel recreating famous people and shows in Fallout 4. This week they're recreated an episode from Rick and Morty, "Look Who's Purging Now" entirely in Fallout 4's in-game engine. The characters (Who look about as close to those on the show as you can get in the game's engine) do a pretty good job of syncing up with the audio from the show.

You can watch Rick and Morty try to stop a purging in the Fallout world in the video below. You can find more scenes on their UpIsNotDown's channel.

Iam8bit And Capcom Team Up For Resident Evil 7-Themed Escape Room

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Iam8bit And Capcom Team Up For Resident Evil 7-Themed Escape Room

Escape rooms have become a fairly popular way for groups of people to get to together, test their mettle against difficult puzzles, and bond with each other. With Resident Evil 7 due to release next year, Capcom and video game merch company iam8bit are teaming up to create a Resident Evil-themed escape room. They're dubbing it an "escape experience" because the escape actually comprises of multiple rooms.

Tickets for the experience are extremely limited (only 300 are available), and only one room, located in iam8bit's Los Angeles office, will be presenting the experience from October 20 through November 6. Tickets are $35 and teams of up to six people are allowed. For more information on the escape room, visit the Eventbrite page for the event.

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Puzzle Quest, Matt Hazard, and Silent Hill Downpour Join Xbox One Backwards Compatibility List

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Puzzle Quest, Matt Hazard, and Silent Hill Downpour Join Xbox One Backwards Compatibility List

Anyone looking to play Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, the well-received RPG puzzle game from  2007, on their Xbox One can now do so via this week's backwards compatibility update.

The news was announced on Major Nelson's Twitter feed.

Silent Hill: Downpour, Eat Lead & Puzzle Quest are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today https://t.co/qPMRNrLoTQ pic.twitter.com/W0PdNkozIN

U.S. Residents Who Bought A First-Model PlayStation 3 May Be Able To Claim Settlement

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U.S. Residents Who Bought A First-Model PlayStation 3 May Be Able To Claim Settlement

When the original model of the PlayStation 3 launched, it featured an "Other OS" option, which let users install other operating systems like Linux on the console. This would let users turn their PlayStation 3 into a home computer capable of browsing the web, watching videos, and all other fun parts of owning a Linux machine. Newer models of the console did not have this option, and in an April 2010 firmware update, Sony removed the ability for original-model PlayStation 3s to run other operation systems.

Earlier this week, a class-action lawsuit that had emerged over the removal of the feature settled. Though Sony Computer Entertainment of America claims zero wrongdoing, any U.S. resident who bought an original-model PlayStation 3 between November 1, 2006 (a few weeks before the console's release date) and April 10, 2010 is entitled to a settlement of varying amounts, depending on how much proof they provide: if you can prove you actually used the Other OS option on your PlayStation 3, you can receive a $55 payment. If you simply mention that you intended to use your console's Other OS option but didn't, perceived the feature as a value-add, or felt the unit lost value when the feature was removed, you can claim $9.

What To Watch This Weekend: Southern California, Hearthstone, And Rocket League

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What To Watch This Weekend: Southern California, Hearthstone, And Rocket League

If you're the kind of player who likes to dedicate themselves to a single game, this has to be the most tempting time of the year. There are a number of new releases vying for your attention (Gears of War 4, Mafia III, etc.), and there are only going to be more throughout the month. But if you're still plugging away at your favorite shooter, MOBA, or radio-controlled car soccer sim, there's plenty of events to watch this weekend.

This week features two major stops on the Capcom Pro Tour: The Southern California Regionals (Stream / Schedule), which will offer one more spot to qualify for the Capcom Cup and feature a number of prominent fighting game players. And in Europe, the Regional Finals will take place at the Milan Games Week event, where fourteen players who've earned spots from other qualifiers (joined by two additional players from a last-chance qualifier) will vie for an extra spot at Capcom Cup. (Stream / Schedule)

There are also two fairly large Hearthstone tournaments this weekend. First, we have the Kinguin for Charity tournament (Stream / Schedule), and the Americas Last Call Invitational (Stream / Schedule)

Weekend Warrior – Return To Castle Junkenstein

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It's not Halloween in the real world, but it's Halloween in Overwatch, which is way cooler. Many of us here are diving back in to Blizzard's hero shooter, hoping to get the seasonal legendary skins but expecting sprays. Let us know if you're planning to jump back into Overwatch as well and how badly you want that Mercy skin. Of course, you're welcome to tell us what you're playing besides Overwatch.

Ben Hanson (@yozetty) – Hey, it’s the weekend already! This weekend I hope to play more of my beloved Forza Horizon 3. Other than that, I should get more current and probably keep playing Mafia III. Then there’s always random little Steam games like Thumper, and Jackbox Party Pack 3 comes out next week!

World Of Warcraft's Return To Karazhan Patch Coming Soon

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World Of Warcraft's Return To Karazhan Patch Coming Soon

The upcoming update for World of Warcraft: Legion is coming sooner than you may think, bringing the game to version 7.1 in less than two weeks.

Return to Karazhan will be available for download on October 25. Take a look at the previously released trailer below to see what's in store for you.

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