Fallout 4/Skyrim Mods Are Back On For PlayStation 4, With One Big Caveat

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Fallout 4/Skyrim Mods Are Back On For PlayStation 4, With One Big Caveat

Bethesda's plan to bring Fallout 4 mods to the PS4 ran into a series of setbacks since the game's release, leading to delays and the eventual cancellation of the feature last month. Today, Bethesda announced that mods are coming to the PS4 after all, but there are some major caveats with when and how they'll function.

Last month when Bethesda announced it was canceling its mod plans, the publisher said it was still working with Sony to find a solution to the problem. It appears the two companies found that solution, but it contains a big compromise. In a post on Bethesda's blog, the publisher revealed that user mods featured in the PS4 version of Fallout 4 and Skyrim will not be allowed to contain any external assets, and instead must rely on assets contained in the original game. That means you can kiss things like stormtrooper armor, new hairstyles, and light "lazer" sabers goodbye, in addition to anything else that features user-created models, textures, or sound files.

Additionally, Bethesda says Fallout 4 mods won't be available until after work on Skyrim Special Edition is complete, so PS4 owners still have a significant wait ahead of them.

The Nintendo 2DS Has New Color Schemes, Because Luigi's A Screw-up

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The Nintendo 2DS Has New Color Schemes, Because Luigi's A Screw-up

Nintendo's budget handheld is looking a lot more stylish thanks to a color redesign that the publisher is "blaming" on Mario's bumbling bro.

The original 2DS was easier on the wallet than it was on the eyes; the only color on the wedge-shaped unit was a stripe of either red or blue that ran down the sides of the handheld. That curious color scheme has now been tweaked by a new redesign that swaps the color to the face of the handheld for a more traditional look that Game Boy fans will likely appreciate. Nintendo revealed the new design, and the cause of it, in the following video.

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Listen To Two New Audio Tracks From Halo Wars 2

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Listen To Two New Audio Tracks From Halo Wars 2

As war wages on in the Halo universe you gotta have some beautiful music to go with it. Today we get a sneak peek into the soundtrack that you'll hear in the thick of combat in Halo Wars 2, including a theme for Isabel. The second song is based on the "run little demons" quote from the reveal trailer.

Gordy Haab has been brought on to help compose for the new game, with his most notable work being the score of Kinect: Star Wars as well as the ambient soundtrack of The Walking Dead TV show. Also on the project is Finishing Move, known for their work on Halo: Master Chief Collection and Massive Chalice.

If you'd like to know more about Halo Wars 2 you can find a bunch of info on it here; otherwise, you can hear the two new tracks for yourself below.

ReCore Gets A Free Trial And A Patch To Address Bugs And Load Times

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ReCore Gets A Free Trial And A Patch To Address Bugs And Load Times

ReCore, the recently-released third-person action game from Comcept and Armature Studios, is getting a free trial today, along with a bug-fixing patch.

Players can download a free 30-minute trial of ReCore on the Xbox One or PC and continue with their Achievements and progress if they decide to spend the $39.99 to purchase the full game.

Those who already own the game on PC or Xbox One can look forward to a patch also hitting today. The ReCore team claims players will experience "decreased loading times, see audio and visual improvements, and notice improvements to issues you may have experienced with waypoints, achievement tracking, collision locations, checkpoints, and respawn points" once they download the update.

The Golf Club Hits The VR Links On The HTC Vive

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The Golf Club Hits The VR Links On The HTC Vive

HB Studios is bringing The Golf Club to the HTC Vive by the end of the year, and along with it comes the existing title's over 130,000 golf courses created by the developer and the community.

The game uses a single controller as your club (which also interacts with the environment), and also introduces the ability to analyze your shots and view hole information with an in-game virtual smartwatch.

While the VR title hosts the courses created from users so far, it does not allow you to make your own courses like the original Golf Club game.

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens' First DLC Pack Reveals What Happened To Poe Dameron

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Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens' First DLC Pack Reveals What Happened To Poe Dameron

The first DLC pack for Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is available now for download. The core game expanded beyond the film's story to flesh out stories for many of the characters, including Han Solo who was voiced by Harrison Ford. The first DLC pack, Poe's Quest for Survival, does the same thing; this time showing us what happened to Poe Dameron after he and Finn crash landed on Jakku. In the film, the story follows Finn, and we're led to believe Poe died in the crash. We'll now see what happened following the crash from his perspective.

The DLC pack consists of one story-based level on Jakku, and a variety of characters and vehicles, including Ohn Gos, Naka Iit, Poe Dameron (Jakku), Strus Clan Leader, Strus Clan Raider, Strus Clan Speeder (Full-size vehicle) and Strus Clan Speeder (Microfighter vehicle). Check out the trailer below for a brief look at this DLC in action.

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The Shrouded Isle Lets You Manage A Cult And Make Human Sacrifices

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The Shrouded Isle Lets You Manage A Cult And Make Human Sacrifices

A new type of a management experience was announced today by Kitfox Games called The Shrouded Isle. In it, you run a cult and must provide your followers with food and shelter and do whatever you can to ensure survival. This means making a human sacrifice every season.

All the villagers are procedurally generated with their own flaws and virtues. "There's never a perfect choice – nobody is without redeeming qualities," says Kitfox Games director, Tanya Short. Do you sacrifice the kleptomaniac who's a popular musician or a mother of three who's in poor health? That's a choice for you, but only part of how the game will test you.

In addition, you have five political families vying for influence within the cult, and you must attempt to balance the power across them. Each family provides a service important to the cult, such as food or joy. The challenge comes from trying to survive as you sacrifice members from these different labor forces. You must do your best to run things smoothly and wisely, otherwise you run the risk of awakening and angering the gods. "There is no hope of salvation," Short says. "The Shrouded Isle (in art and in design) conveys the bleakness of simply struggling to survive. When the gods are deeply apathetic to humanity at best, what can you do but cherish each season as it passes?"

Reader Discussion – What's The Funniest Game You Ever Played?

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Reader Discussion – What's The Funniest Game You Ever Played?

Today we revealed our latest cover, which is all about South Park: The Fractured But Whole. It's the sequel to South Park: The Stick Of Truth, which is a hilarious game, and we're optimistic the follow-up could be even funnier.

Comedy and video games don't always mesh, but when they do it makes an impression. What is the funniest game you've ever played? Was it something where the humor is more player-directed, like Goat Simulator? Or maybe the writing of games like the two Portal games stand out to you? Or maybe all it takes is having Tim Schafer's name in the credits.

Let us know in the comments below what your funniest gaming experience has been.

New Beyond Good & Evil Officially In Pre-Production

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New Beyond Good & Evil Officially In Pre-Production

After so many years, vague teases about the possibility of Beyond Good & Evil 2 are just a part of the video game landscape now. Heck, we just had another one last week. However, creator Michel Ancel might finally be ready to back up the teases with something concrete.

According to an Instagram post from Ancel, a new Beyond Good & Evil game is officially in pre-production. The confirmation came alongside a new piece of concept art (pictured above), where Ancel wrote the caption: "Endangered species - now saved - Game in pre-production - Stay tuned!" 

This is good news for fans who have been anxiously following every scrap of info about a possible follow-up. If you want to know what made the first game so special, you can watch our Super Replay of the original Beyond Good & Evil.