Todd Howard Urges EA Sports To Make Another NCAA Football

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Thanks to a lengthy legal battle with former NCAA athletes over their player likenesses appearing in EA Sports games that ultimately resulted in a $60 million settlement, in 2013 the publisher announced it was walking away from its popular NCAA Football franchise. Count Elder Scrolls and Fallout creator Todd Howard among the fans who lament its absence.

During his chat with Pete Holmes on the D.I.C.E. stage, Howard brought up the dormant series. "NCAA Football is one of my favorite games," he said. "While I'm here, EA can you make NCAA Football again please? We talk about games being important. That game honestly was important to me. I would play and win the national championship and recruit my team...the pride I felt in doing it, I felt good during the day if I won, and I felt bad if I lost. Now that they don't make it anymore there is a hole in my life."

Chances of that happening are slim given the legal and licensing hurdles, but one can always hope.

Todd Howard Teases Three New Projects, Undiscovered Fallout 4 Secrets, DLC Plans

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Todd Howard Teases Three New Projects, Undiscovered Fallout 4 Secrets, DLC Plans

During a talk at this year's DICE 2016 summit in Las Vegas, Bethesda Game Studios' Todd Howard and comedian Pete Holmes talked casually about Fallout 4, tackling such topics as the development process leading up to launch and weighing consumer feedback post launch. Holmes also asked Howard if there are any secrets that no one has found in the game yet.

Howard paused before answering, and said there are a couple of things he's surprised Fallout 4 players haven't talked about yet. Howard wouldn't go into specifics with the hope players stumble upon them on their own, but did say one of the secrets is on a terminal.

Howard also said his team is busier than it's ever been working on Fallout 4's DLC. He thinks the overhauled Survival mode dramatically changes the game, and even mused that his character is currently suffering from insomnia. Howard says they will beta test some of the content with the public to gauge feedback.

Mark Hamill & More For Master Of Orion Voice Cast

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Mark Hamill & More For Master Of Orion Voice Cast

Strategy title Master of Orion has assembled quite the constellation of stars to voice act for this 4x title.

Notables include Mark Hamill, Troy Baker, Michael Dorn (above), Robert Englund, and many more.

The game hits Steam Early Access on February 26. At that time, fans can get the Collector's Edition for $49.99, which includes the first three Master of Orion titles among other goodies.

Watch The D.I.C.E. 2016 Talks, With Todd Howard

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Watch The D.I.C.E. 2016 Talks, With Todd Howard

Update: Todd Howard's talk at D.I.C.E. talk has begun (viewer below), and there is more to come from a variety of speakers.

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This year’s D.I.C.E. Summit begins today in Las Vegas, with presentations from luminaries across the industry. The kickoff event begins today at 10 a.m. Pacific / 1 pm Eastern.

TwitchCon 2016 Announced, Happening Later This Year

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TwitchCon 2016 Announced, Happening Later This Year

After the success of last year's community convention, Twitch has announced its second annual TwitchCon. TwitchCon 2016 will take place at the San Diego Convention Center between September 30 and October 2.

That's a different time and place than last year, so those interested might want to keep that in mind. The upcoming convention will be "dedicated to the culture and community of Twitch's gaming and creative broadcasters, partners, developers and viewers."

Last year's TwitchCon attracted 20,000 attendees to the Moscone Center in California. TwitchCon 2016 will once again provide opportunities for attendees to network, participate in live events, learn from industry experts and of course, play games together.

Ubisoft CEO: Assassin's Creed May Not Be Yearly From Now On

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Ubisoft CEO: Assassin's Creed May Not Be Yearly From Now On

Last week Ubisoft confirmed the rumors that the Assassin's Creed franchise would skip this year, and at the company's Investor Day it's president and CEO Yves Guillemot said that the series might not be yearly from now on.

During a Q&A session, when asked if the franchise would once again be yearly when it came back, Guillemot said, "The goal is not automatically to come back on an annual cycle but to come on a regular basis. We saw that it was time now to give it lots of time so [the developers] could really work on the property and all the mechanics to make sure we could take it to another level. What we are seeing today is really promising. We will be able to come [out] on a regular basis. Now we can't say every year."

Later on in the presentation's Q&A session, CFO Alain Martinez, said that the company could return to a yearly schedule, but that if it did so, it would do so only if the game was ready and not because there's a specific schedule to adhere to.

Blade & Soul's Unchained Update Gets Release Date

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Blade & Soul's Unchained Update Gets Release Date

NCSoft has announced a release date for Blade & Soul's Unchained content update, which introduces the Warlock class for the Jin and Lyn races, new environments, and more.

Unchained comes out March 2, and introduces two new environments along with the Warlock class to the races and various balance tweaks and improvements. Naryu Labyrinth is a 3-stage heroic dungeon encounter in both 6-and-4-player flavors. Floor 8 of Mushin's Tower is a single-player heroic encounter pitting you against Mushin.

For a complete list of the update's content, click on the source link below. Also be sure to check out Dan Tack's recent feature imploring you to play the game.

Techland Promises Dying Light Content Through 2016

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Techland Promises Dying Light Content Through 2016

Dying Light developer Techland is promising that it will support the game with additional content through at least the end of the year.

In an open letter from Techland CEO PaweĊ‚ Marchewka, the company says that it's will continue to support that game thanks to how well it's been received, and is currently working on unannounced material for it.

For more on the game and its The Following Expansion, check out this Test Chamber of the DLC.

Xbox February Update Going Out For PC Today, Xbox One Tomorrow

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The Xbox One and Xbox App's February update is rolling out starting with the Xbox App today and the Xbox One tomorrow, enabling some usability features and the return of Gamerscore leaderboards.

The update mainly contains usability features such as the ability to see who's in a party before joining, redeem codes quicker, rearrange your pins, etc. One thing that does stand out, however, is the return of Gamerscore Leaderboard, where you can see where your score stands in relation to that of your friends'.

For the full list of additions in the update, check out the official Xbox Wire. Also be sure to check out our list of the 10 Things That Still Annoy Us About Xbox One.