Mojang Announces Chinese Mythology Themed Minecraft DLC, Arrives In October

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Mojang Announces Chinese Mythology Themed Minecraft DLC, Arrives In October

Minecon 2016, the Minecraft-focused convention, is in full swing. At the event, Mojang announced that the console editions of Minecraft will be getting a Chinese Mythology Mash-Up pack, along with a large update. Both will be coming on October 4.

The Chinese Mythology add-on will introduce a new pre-rendered world inspired by the Far East. As Microsoft points out on Xbox Wire, players will be able to "wander through the streets of an ancient great city" and "marvel at the dragons that dwell around the high mountains." The pack also includes 41 new skins and 13 themed music tracks, along with Minecraft's Battle mini-game that released this past June.

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[Update] Oculus Co-Founder Brendan Iribe Issues Statement Regarding Palmer Luckey

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[Update] Oculus Co-Founder Brendan Iribe Issues Statement Regarding Palmer Luckey

Update 09/24/16: As UploadVR reports, fellow Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe has issued his own Facebook statement, defending Luckey's actions while emphasizing they do represent the company as a whole.

 I want to respond to the recent press stories involving Palmer. I know that Palmer is deeply sorry for the impact this situation is having on the company, our partners and the industry.

Everyone at Oculus is free to support the issues or causes that matter to them, whether or not we agree with those views. It is important to remember that Palmer acted independently in a personal capacity, and was in no way representing the company.

Read About Dozens Of Cancelled Games In New Book

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Read About Dozens Of Cancelled Games In New Book

We will never know a large part of gaming's history. Forgotten conversations between developers we'll never hear, trade secrets people will take to their graves, and games that never came out litter the annals of the story of video games.

The folks over at Unseen64 are trying to dig up as much of that last part as possible. The site archives the stories of cancelled video games, researching each game and posting as much as they can find on their website. The site has stories on cancelled games as far back as the NES and as recent as the Vita.

This week, Unseen64 released a book, Video Games You Will Never Play, which compiles several stories of cancelled video games over the years. The book is crowdsourced and features contributions from over 45 writers. The book is available in color for $64 and in black-and-white for $29.

Reader Discussion – Have You Ever Not Played A Game For An Ideological Reason?

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I think it's fair to say Palmer Luckey's having a bad weekend. Developers are pulling support for his company's VR headset, the Oculus Rift, over his funding of the group Nimble America.

It's a big, complicated mess I won't delve into here (instead, you should read Matt Bertz's detailed write-up of the situation). But it's an interesting case of both people and companies realizing they have the ability to simply say "no" to a product when they believe it doesn't align with their ideology.

So we want to know: have you ever done the same? Have you ever refrained from buying a game because of something either in the game itself or because of something someone behind that game said? My most recent example is Dragon's Crown, but not for the reason you might think: the scantily-clad and distorted women in that game I could shrug off (after all, I enjoyed developer Vanillaware's previous game, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, quite a bit), but what made me refrain was a comment one of the game's artists, George Tamikami, made after being called out over said art direction. He apologized thereafter, but by then, I had already moved on to other games.

Forza Horizon To Be Delisted From Xbox Store

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Around the time it was announced Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse would be removed from the Xbox Store, it was also announced that it and Forza Horizon had been added to the Xbox One backwards compatibility list. At the time the Horizon's addition to the list seemed fairly innocuous.

Yesterday, the official Forza Motorsport website announced the first Forza Horizon will also be delisted from the Xbox Store on October 20, as well as all of its accompanying DLC. Players who already own the game by then will still be able to download it and the DLC after that date, but it will no longer be for sale.

The delisting seems rather timely, with the release of Forza Horizon 3. You can read Andrew Reiner's review of the game here.

Samsung Gear VR Getting Xbox One Wireless Controller Support

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Samsung Gear VR Getting Xbox One Wireless Controller Support

Last month, Microsoft announced it would be expanding wireless controller support for its new bluetooth-enabled Xbox One controllers by including it out-of-the-box in certain brands of PCs and other devices.

Yesterday the company announced the controller will also be compatible with the Samsung Gear VR. The first title to enable the controller on the headset will be Minecraft: Gear VR edition, which MineCon attendees will be able to see and play for themselves.

"We're working hard to make the Xbox Wireless Controller compatible with all controller-supported Gear VR games and guture games, too," the company said in its statement.

Pokémon Go Update Shows You Where Pokémon Were Caught, Makes Incense Compatible With Pokémon Go Plus

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The latest Pokémon Go update makes it easier to map your journey as a Pokémon Go trainer across the world, while making Pokémon Go Plus a bit better.

The update adds the city a Pokémon was caught to the bottom of their information screen, along with the date. It also allows players to catch drop an incense item (which attracts Pokémon to their location) and catch any Pokémon who approach using the Pokémon Go Plus accessory.

Finally, the update fixes a few minor bugs, including one which would get some players stuck at the game's loading screen.

[Update] Capcom Rolls Back Security Measures In Latest Patch

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[Update] Capcom Rolls Back Security Measures In Latest Patch

Update 09/24/16: The patch rolling back the security measures is live as of last night. Users no longer have to accept a prompt asking if Street Fighter V can make changes to their computer in order to launch the game.

The rollback to the PC version of SFV prior to the security measure update is now live. The new September content is included.

We should note the update does not remove the "Capcom.sys" file, which was causing issues for many users. Players should find the file (which is located in the System32 folder of their computer) and delete it manually.

What To Watch This Weekend: MineCon, The Eurogamer Expo, And Hearthstone

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This week we have have various events to watch from around the world, covering a number of games in several genres. Let's get to watching!

Minecon 2016 is this weekend, and you if you can't head down to California, you'll able to watch most of the event live. There will be Minecraft-related panels, shows, and other cool events to watch throughout the weekend. (Stream / Schedule)

If Minecraft's not your thing, you can watch the 2016 Eurogamer Expo, which will feature a number of panels featuring interviews with developers. (Stream / Schedule)

Luckey Refutes Elements of The Daily Beast Allegations, Admits To Funding Nimble America

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Luckey Refutes Elements of The Daily Beast Allegations, Admits To Funding Nimble America

After 24 hours of a brewing storm over his funding of an unofficial Donald Trump "shitposting" organization, which has resulted in studios pulling their support for the Rift virtual reality platform, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has addressed the issue. 

Luckey delivered the following message on Facebook.

I am deeply sorry that my actions are negatively impacting the perception of Oculus and its partners.The recent news stories about me do not accurately represent my views.