Anthem's Loot System Is Receiving A Major Overhaul

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Anthem's Loot System Is Receiving A Major Overhaul

One of the most promising takeaways from Anthem so far is BioWare listening to the community and making changes based on that feedback. This may not sound like a huge element of the game, but if BioWare can implement fixes and alterations quickly, it could be a huge difference maker. It worked for Warframe, but we'll have to wait to see just how much BioWare is able to iterate on key components on the game.

The latest update to Anthem focuses entirely on the loot drops. Either today or tomorrow, BioWare is releasing a number of changes that will help players receive Masterwork items faster. In a Reddit post last night, BioWare's lead producer Ben Irving outlined exactly what is changing, and also highlighted what they heard from the community. He said that players thought that most inscriptions are not useful, and that too many Masterworks must be acquired before a "good one" is obtained. Additionally, he said that players either want the frequency of Masterworks drops to increase, or hope to see changes that make inscriptions more useful.

Final Fantasy VII Coming To Xbox One In March

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Final Fantasy VII Coming To Xbox One In March

Final Fantasy VII has popped up on Microsoft's store page, giving Xbox One players the option to preorder the game in advance of its release in March. The port, which was originally released on PS4 in 2015, is also coming to the Switch in March.

Keep in mind, this isn't the ambitious, multi-episodic remake that Square Enix has been working on for the past few years. That's not to say it isn't worth checking out, however. It adds a number of quality-of-life improvements, such as the ability to speed up gameplay by three times, to turn off random encounters, and to refill your HP and max out your limit gauge at will. 

The game is priced at $15.99 on Xbox One, and is either coming March 25 or 26, depending on what part of the Microsoft Store you believe.

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Be At E3 This Year

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Cyberpunk 2077 Will Be At E3 This Year

A lot of the specifics about this year's E3 are in a flux, especially since Sony has pulled out of the show. That announcement has increased speculation about the show's necessity in the industry as well as about what games we can expect to see this year.

However, it seems that Cyberpunk 2077 will definitely making a showing. The Twitter account for the game made the announcement this morning

For more on Cyberpunk 2077, check out our impressions from last year's E3.

Fortnite Season 8 Has Started

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Fortnite Season 8 Has Started

Season 8 of Fortnite starts today, bringing with it a treasure hunt, giant volcano, pirate ships, points of interest, new Battle Pass, an Apex Legend-like ping system, and more.

The season revolves around a giant volcano that has appeared, with Pirates, Ninjas, and other fighters searching and skirmishing for treasure and loot as they dodge lava and explore new areas like the Lazy Lagoon and Sunny Steps.

Along with the new season comes Update v8.00, touching everything from Creative mode to adding new hero-loadout system in Save the World, bug fixes, and other changes. Check out the full patch notes here.

Anti-Vaxxers Will Strengthen Your Pathogen In Plague Inc.

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Anti-Vaxxers Will Strengthen Your Pathogen In Plague Inc.

If there's one thing fans like to do besides yelling on Twitter, it's creating petitions. Petitions can be a good way to know what people are dissatisfied with, but nothing tends to come of them. After a recent online petition for the 2012 strategy game, Plague Inc., though, things turned out differently.

After publicly endorsing the petition on their Twitter page, the developers had to put their money where their mouth is. The petition reached the required 10,000 signatures, and as promised, anti-vaxxers will be implemented in a future update to the game as a buff to your disease.

In Plague Inc. you control a pathogen and have to guide the fledgling disease throughout human history and combat humanities various immunities and vaccines. The anti-vaxxers would work – like in real life – to bolster your diseases' defenses against the advancements of science.

Now Accepting Applications For Game Informer's Summer 2019 Internship

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Now Accepting Applications For Game Informer's Summer 2019 Internship

With the changing seasons comes a new opportunity for aspiring video games journalists to break into the industry. We're now accepting applications for Game Informer's Summer 2019 internship term.

For details on Game Informer's three-month-long editorial internship click here. If that sounds exciting, you can send a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples (as a single pdf) to ben@gameinformer.com – be sure to include the text of your writing samples in the application. The Summer internship will run from May 15 through August 16. We'll continue to accept applications until March 25, so please send your packet along before then!

Now Accepting Applications For Game Informer's Summer 2019 Internship

about X hours ago from
Now Accepting Applications For Game Informer's Summer 2019 Internship

With the changing seasons comes a new opportunity for aspiring video games journalists to break into the industry. We're now accepting applications for Game Informer's Summer 2019 internship term.

For details on Game Informer's three-month-long editorial internship click here. If that sounds exciting, you can send a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples (as a single pdf) to ben@gameinformer.com – be sure to include the text of your writing samples in the application. The Summer internship will run from May 15 through August 16. We'll continue to accept applications until March 25, so please send your packet along before then!

Respawn's Star Wars Game Will Be Revealed April 13

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Respawn's Star Wars Game Will Be Revealed April 13

When Jedi: Fallen Order, the Star Wars game from the creators of the Titanfall series, was first announced at E3, there weren't a lot of details. Respawn founder Vince Zampella sat in a crowd at the EA press conference and announced the title, referenced the Star Wars prequels, confirmed a 2019 release, and basically left it at that. Now it appears we'll be seeing our first real look at it in mid-April as part of Lucasfilm's annual Star Wars celebration.

The news comes from the surprisingly often-used EA Star Wars account, which announced that April 13 will be the reveal date for the anticipated title.

Did you hear? #StarWarsJediFallenOrder will be at #StarWarsCelebration Chicago! See the game for the first time on April 13th.
Plus, hear from @MattLanter about his work on #StarWarsBattlefrontII. https://t.co/vE0oPnYDSZ

Respawn's Star Wars Game Will Be Revealed April 13

about X hours ago from
Respawn's Star Wars Game Will Be Revealed April 13

When Jedi: Fallen Order, the Star Wars game from the creators of the Titanfall series, was first announced at E3, there weren't a lot of details. Respawn founder Vince Zampella sat in a crowd at the EA press conference and announced the title, referenced the Star Wars prequels, confirmed a 2019 release, and basically left it at that. Now it appears we'll be seeing our first real look at it in mid-April as part of Lucasfilm's annual Star Wars celebration.

The news comes from the surprisingly often-used EA Star Wars account, which announced that April 13 will be the reveal date for the anticipated title.

Did you hear? #StarWarsJediFallenOrder will be at #StarWarsCelebration Chicago! See the game for the first time on April 13th.
Plus, hear from @MattLanter about his work on #StarWarsBattlefrontII. https://t.co/vE0oPnYDSZ

Amazon And Electronic Arts Submit Bids For Nexon Holding Firm

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Amazon And Electronic Arts Submit Bids For Nexon Holding Firm

Nexon, the Korean company behind games like Maplestory and plenty of huge international successes especially on mobile platforms, is selling off their holding firm and a lot of major companies are looking to invest. Most relevantly, Amazon, Comcast, and Electronic Arts have submitted bids to the first round for NXC Corp.

Basically this isn't actually purchasing Nexon, but rather the holding firm that holds a large amount of stock in Nexon. What these companies want is that seat at the Nexon's table to be able to influence how the South Korean gaming firm, likely in ways that benefit the bidding company.

Nexon is best known in the west for games like Maplestory 1 and 2, as well as Vindictus. While there is a western branch, Nexon America, having investment from major distributors like Amazon or EA would probably benefit them with a stronger foothold in the west. There's no guarantee, however, as Reuters reports that other bidders include companies like Kakao and Netmarble.