Five Years Later, Activision Brings Back Call Of Duty XP Convention

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In 2011, Activision and Infinity Ward hosted a convention for Call of Duty fans called Call of Duty XP that took place in Los Angeles and allowed participants to get hands-on with the then unreleased Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Activision just revealed it's bringing the convention back this September and will let players try out both Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered. Call of Duty XP will also host the Call of Duty World League Championship.

The event takes place September 2-4, with tickets going online for sale on June 11 at 10:00 AM. Here's the breakdown of the ticket tiers:

Enlisted Ticket ($49): General Admission seating for three days of the Call of Duty World League Championship as well as access to Call of Duty XP gameplay and activities

[Update] Leaked Ad Confirms Watch Dogs 2 November 15 Release Date

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Update: In the wee hours of the morning, a 30-second live-action advertisement for Watch Dogs 2 appeared on Twitch. It confirms the release date of November 15, 2016.

The trailer isn't live anymore, as it was posted to YouTube and subsequently taken down by Ubisoft. A full reveal is planned for 12 p.m. Eastern / 9 a.m. Pacific today.

You can see the logo and release date from the ad's end-card above.

Make Video Game Music With Super Audio Cart's Sound Bites From Seven Game Systems

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Make Video Game Music With Super Audio Cart's Sound Bites From Seven Game Systems

If you have ever wanted to compose video game music, OverClocked ReMix and Impact Soundworks have released a virtual instrument collection of retro video game audio samples entitled Super Audio Cart. Allowing you to create music comprised of your favorite retro game sound bites.

Super Audio Cart has over 5,500 samples in total collected from 7 different video game consoles including, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, Sega Master System, Game Boy, Sega Genesis, NES, and SNES. The engine will have over 1,000 vintage and modern presets, and a 64-slot custom mod matrix.

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Gremlins Coming To Lego Dimensions, Harry Potter Teased

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Gremlins Coming To Lego Dimensions, Harry Potter Teased

Lego Dimensions is currently doing some heavy teasing for a Thursday reveal. One, since pulled, revealed Gizmo from Gremlins, while another teases Voldemort from the Harry Potter franchise.

Something BIG is making a splash. Get ready for the reveal happening this Thursday! #LEGODimensions pic.twitter.com/VDVYujXb3n

The short clip above briefly shows Gizmo's ear on the back of the Wicked Witch's broom, but a longer version was online earlier that showed Gizmo in full. You can find evidence of Gizmo's appearance here and here.

Steam Shows June Release For Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma On PC

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Steam Shows June Release For Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma On PC

We've known Zero Time Dilemma was headed to PC for some time, but it wasn't until today that we learned when.

According to the game's Steam page, the game will be available June 29, the day after it release for Vita and 3DS. Previously, Spike Chunsoft said the PC version would be available at an unspecified date after the release of the handheld versions.

For more on on Zero Time Dilemma, head here.

Overwatch Director Explains Why You Think You’re Getting Shot Through A Wall

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Overwatch Director Explains Why You Think You’re Getting Shot Through A Wall

If you’ve been playing Overwatch, there’s a good chance that one or more of your deaths have seemed a little off. On occasion, it may appear like you’re getting shot through a wall. Overwatch’s director, Jeff Kaplan, explains why that is and how his team is addressing it.

In an interview with Eurogamer, Kaplan explains that players are blaming something called the server “tick rate.” That’s jargon for the rate at which the server is updating with information from clients. 

Overwatch servers are “ticking” at 60Hz (which is quite fast), but the clients aren’t updating as frequently. That leads to kill-cam displays that aren’t quite accurate to how things went down.

Meet The Uncharted 4 Artist Who Made Nathan Drake So Good At Journaling

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One of the highlights of Uncharted 4, is discovering the journal notes and finding places that inspire Nate’s own entries. And while it’s easy to imagine Drake as the world’s fastest sketch artist, his work is actually that of Alexandria Neonakis.

In a recent blog post, Neonakis shares that she was behind the 33 journal spreads that gradually become available in Nate’s journal throughout the game. She also wrote many of the notes scattered about that help tell the story of Henry Avery and Libertalia.

“I think the coolest part about the whole thing is my young nephew and cousin came to visit me at the studio,” she writes. “I was showing them some stuff I worked on and my cousin goes ‘so wait… is Nathan Drake’s handwriting your handwriting?’ I think my cool aunt/cousin status tripled that day hahaha.”

Find Out What's Included In The New Grand Theft Auto Online Finance And Felony Update

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Find Out What's Included In The New Grand Theft Auto Online Finance And Felony Update

It's time to go legit. Sort of. You may be able to become a big shot corporate CEO in Grand Theft Auto Online's Further Adventures in Finance and Felony (available today for free for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC only), but it's always good to keep your hand in.

In order to become a proper criminal CEO, you'll be able to purchase both an office and a network of warehouses. Think of a CEO as an advanced version of a VIP,  and while in your office you can meet with and hire associates and purchase illegal cargo to distribute across your empire. You have four different office layouts to choose from, all of which have interiors you can customize. You can add upgrades to your office, including a gun locker, safe, and accommodation area for those unlawful all-nighters.