Prepare For Quantum Break With Our Exclusive Content Hub

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With Quantum Break releasing in a couple days, now is the perfect time to look back on our exclusive content that we revealed in December with our cover story.

Click here, or the banner below, to be directed to our features, videos, and more on Quantum Break. We asked creative director Sam Lake 100 questions, rummaged through Remedy's warehouse to find Max Payne and Alan Wake relics, and dedicated a special edition podcast to the game.

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Reader Discussion: Are You Picking Up Quantum Break This Week?

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Remedy's Quantum Break, the time-bending third-person shooter that blends with an integrated live-action TV show, is releasing this Tuesday. Will you be picking it up?

We've seen "bullet time" explored in films like The Matrix, and in games like Max Payne, but Quantum Break is taking this to another extreme. With mechanics that revolve around the manipulation of time in combat, it could turn out to be an interesting experience. I plan on picking up Quantum Break as soon as I can, also because I'm intrigued to see how Remedy manages to blend a TV drama into the game. Plus, as a big fan of Alan Wake, my faith remains strong in Remedy's track record. What are your thoughts on the TV live-action episodes being intertwined into a shooter? Are you more curious about whether the gameplay will hold up? What are you most looking forward to, or most concerned about, with Quantum Break?

Let us know in the comments! Quantum Break releases on April 5 for Xbox One and PC. For more, watch our Test Chamber and read Ben Reeve's favorable review here. Click below to be directed to our hub with all of our Quantum Break coverage from December 2015.

Sony Creates Custom PlayStation 4 Controller For Gamer With Cerebral Palsy

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When 21-year-old Peter Byrne reached out to Sony about problems he encountered with the DualShock 4 controller due to his illness, a PlayStation employee went far and beyond by sending him a custom-made PS4 controller to suit his needs.

According to broadcast media website New Jersey News 12, Byrne was having trouble using the new controller because of his disability, cerebral palsy. “When I play, I would hit the touchpad with my hand. It’s very sensitive…it would pause the game," he says in News 12's video. He reached out to Sony explaining the issue, and to his amazement, employee Alex Nawabi responded and said he would look into the matter personally.

After 10 hours of hard work, he built Byrne a custom-made controller. In the letter Byrne received from Sony, which you can read in full here on Facebook, Nawabi writes, "The email you sent definitely struck a chord within. Although I can’t help everyone who has this problem, at least I could help you. I wish I had more to give you."

Learn About Metal Gear Solid 2's Original Ending And Why It Was Changed

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Learn About Metal Gear Solid 2's Original Ending And Why It Was Changed

Did You Know Gaming's newest segment puts a focus on Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, and one of its more interesting tidbits is how the the finale changed from its original concept.

The video touches upon a variety of topics, from keeping Raiden a secret before release by swapping him out of promos and trailers, to how action movies like Terminator and King Kong were major influences. It also mentions the original ending, which involved the ship Arsenal Gear crashing into New York City, but this was later omitted and changed in development due to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. 

On a lighter note, the video also explores many of Metal Gear Solid 2's quirks, like seagull bird poop splattering onto the screen when looking up at the sky, and the many ways Rose can refuse to save your game if you upset her.

Bungie Details Upcoming April Update's Increased Reputation Gains

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Bungie Details Upcoming April Update's Increased Reputation Gains

A significant update is coming this month for Destiny, and Bungie has revealed more information on new reputation gains tied to many of the factions and activities, and how these boosts will be easier and more frequent than before.

The news comes via a Bungie developer blog post from Senior Designer Victoria Dollbaum, who explains that, "Your time is valuable, so we’ve increased the amount of reputation you’ll gain by completing the activities you enjoy."

She also notes that adjustments have been made so collectors can obtain their items more easily, and the chances of receiving reputation boosters outside of Sterling Treasure has also been increased.

The Banner Saga Joins Origin Access Next Week

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The Banner Saga Joins Origin Access Next Week

The tactical RPG The Banner Saga, created by former Bioware developers, is joining EA's The Vault on Origin Access next week.

Based on EA Access for Xbox One, Origin Access is a PC subscription service that includes a growing section called The Vault, which gives full access to certain games for $4.99 a month. The service also includes trials, demos, and early access for some titles. The Banner Saga will arrive on Origin Access by Tuesday (April 5), and will be free to subscribers. 

Stoic Games' The Banner Saga released two years ago, and aside from this PC version, it is also available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. You can read our interview with its developers here as well as check out our review.

Four Major eSports Championships Are Underway This Weekend

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Four Major eSports Championships Are Underway This Weekend

With the Spring playoffs beginning today for the North American branch of the League of Legends Championship Series (NA LCS), excitement is brewing in the eSports community. This championship is being held this weekend, along with Major League Gaming's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive championship, the Pound 2016 tournaments, and the Call of Duty World League. The Call of Duty World League can be watched live from Call of Duty Black Ops III, through the start menu. Prizes vary between each championship and tournament, but Counter-Strike: Global Offensive notably has a prize pool of $1,000,000.

Below you can view the weekend schedule in full. All of the times are in Eastern Time.

Major League Gaming's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Championship (streamed live here):

Is This Alleged Mass Effect Andromeda Footage An April Fools' Joke?

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Is This Alleged Mass Effect Andromeda Footage An April Fools' Joke?

Alleged gameplay footage from Bioware's upcoming Mass Effect Andromeda has leaked online, displaying a cool, new (and potentially fake) jetpack feature.

The video is from a Bioware developer's demo reel. The validity of the YouTube video cannot be confirmed, especially considering it leaked online yesterday on April Fools. Remember that this is not necessarily representative of how Andromeda will look or play. Take a look below to judge for yourself.

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Oculus Rift And HTC Vive Pre-Order Customers Are Facing Delays And Cancellations

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Oculus Rift And HTC Vive Pre-Order Customers Are Facing Delays And Cancellations

With the Oculus Rift now officially launched and Vive on the way next week, VR enthusiasts are eager to get hardware in hand. Unfortunately, both manufacturers are encountering different problems fulfilling orders, leading to dissatisfaction with both Oculus and HTC.

Today many Rift customers received an email warning that the company is experiencing a delay in shipping due to an "unexpected component shortage." The email also noted that pre-order customers will receive free shipping and handling through today, which CEO Brendan Iribe also confirmed on Twitter. You can read the full email from Oculus support below:

We know you're anxious to receive your Oculus Rift and apologize for not updating your order status sooner. We've been working through an unexpected component shortage, and unfortunately, that issue has impacted the original shipping estimates for some early customers.

Everybody's Gone To The Rapture Is Officially Coming To PC

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Everybody's Gone To The Rapture Is Officially Coming To PC

After an onslaught of rumors in the last few months, The Chinese Room officially announced yesterday on Twitter that the game will arrive on PC, meaning it will no longer be a PlayStation 4 exclusive.

The news comes after leaked information appeared on Steam's database and patch notes for recent AMD graphics drivers mentioned the game, all pointing towards a probable release on PC. 

It's been the worst-kept secret, but it's now official... Rapture will be coming to PC! No release date yet, but we'll keep you posted!