Konami Outlines Details On Paid Metal Gear Online DLC

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Konami Outlines Details On Paid Metal Gear Online DLC

Late last month, Konami revealed that some new DLC would be making its way to Metal Gear Online in March. Today, the publisher has providing additional information on the Cloaked in Silence pack, which includes three maps and Quiet as a playable character. You'll also be able to add some additional personality to the game – but it'll cost you.

The Cloaked in Silence DLC will set you back $3.99, and it includes the following maps (with descriptions from Konami):

Players can also use Quiet in the game, taking advantage of her movement speed and ability to jump up to areas that would otherwise require the use of a ladder.

‘Vault 81 Residents Would Not Dismember Correctly’ And Other Fallout 4 Patch 1.3 Notes

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‘Vault 81 Residents Would Not Dismember Correctly’ And Other Fallout 4 Patch 1.3 Notes

Fallout 4 has a new patch for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 users. Among other things, it increases the object fading distance (see below). This creates a more complete landscape that reduces the noticeable pop-in effect of items that are farther away.

The 1.3 update also fixes a number of mission-related issues. Of note are a number of quest fixes. Oh, and if you were disappointed by the way Vault 81 residents dismember, they now do that “correctly.” No, we’re not sure what that means either, but it sounds important.

Fallout 4's 1.3 consoles update dramatically increases object fading distances. Have a look... pic.twitter.com/9I728wSpm2

Amazon Announces Free Game Engine For Consoles, PC, Mobile

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Amazon’s game initiative has expanded from end-user products to engines. The company announced and released today two new tools for game developers, including cloud-driven multiplayer server support.

The Lumberyard engine is a free 3D game engine that is compatible with PC, game consoles, mobile devices, and VR headsets. It is designed with Amazon’s cloud services and Twitch support baked in. Amazon acquired the streaming platform in August 2014 for just short of $1 billion.

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Reader Discussion: What Got You Into Pokémon?

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The Pokémon brand turns 20 years old this month. While that makes me feel extremely old (I'm feeling super nostalgic just looking at the Red and Blue boxarts), that also made me realize that in those 20 years, there have been a ton of potential points of entry for fans of the series.

For me, the anime and the original run of the Trading Card Game threw their hooks in before the games did. Once I was way into those, I asked for a Game Boy Color for Christmas and began reading the manga. After I got my Game Boy Color and copy of Red, all bets were off. I fell head-first into Pokémania. After Red and Blue, however, I kind of fell out of love as more creatures were introduced and I couldn't keep up. I enjoyed playing LeafGreen and FireRed, but my love was truly rekindled with X and Y, and now I'm excited to replay Red and Blue on my 3DS when they release later this month.

How did you get into the series? Was it one of the games, or did you have a roundabout introduction like I did? Let us know your Pokémon story in the comments below!

Pokémon's First Movie Mewtwo Strikes Back Is Currently Streamable Online For Free

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Pokémon's First Movie Mewtwo Strikes Back Is Currently Streamable Online For Free

Pokémon's online TV service, which houses much of the TV show, is currently streaming the original Pokémon movie.

Experience the epic adventure, again! Pokémon: The First Movie is playing on #PokemonTV: https://t.co/QJByU1fKYo pic.twitter.com/eboGNfDdkj

You can head here to watch the film in full. Originally released to North American theatres in 1998, the film was a massive success and very briefly held the record for highest-grossing opening for an animated film, until Toy Story 2 released two weeks later.

PSA: Destiny's Crimson Days Event Begins Tomorrow

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If you simply can't wait until tomorrow to see what the world of Destiny looks like adorned in red, you can take a look at these images.

The event, which you can read about in more detail here, casts the world of Destiny in red (because Valentine's day is soon) and will introduce a two-versus-two Crimson Doubles mode.

The event also brings special rewards with kills counting toward your partner's bounties and vice versa. Crimson Days starts tomorrow, February 9, and you can check out a handful of images showcasing what Crimson Days will look like in the gallery below.

All Of Your Amiibos Will Have Use In Pokken Tournament

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All Of Your Amiibos Will Have Use In Pokken Tournament

The upcoming Pokémon fighting game, Pokken Fighter, has something special in store for Amiibo hunters. The game is going to put your entire collection to use.

No, you won’t get to pit Tom Nook against Pikachu. There is another fighting game for that kind of matchup.

Instead, Amiibos will unlock in-game items. Specifics aren’t available quite yet, as the mention just showed up in the official product listing. 

GOG Adds Adventure Mystery Kôna: Day One To ‘Games In Development’ Roster Tomorrow

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GOG Adds Adventure Mystery Kôna: Day One To ‘Games In Development’ Roster Tomorrow

In January, we reported that GOG has gotten into the Early Access game. Unlike Steam’s approach though, GOG is curating the games it will offer for sale in pre-release date.

The storefront will add a sixth game to its list tomorrow. Kôna: Day One is an adventure game steeped in mystery. Players take on the role of private detective Carl Faubert as he explores a small town in 1970s Canada.

GOG offers a similar refund policy to Steam, giving players 14 days to refund a purchase. The difference is that the former does not restrict refunds to a specific amount of play time.

Rock Band 4 Co-Publisher Mad Catz Sees CEO And Board Chairman Depart One Day Before Earnings Report

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Rock Band 4 Co-Publisher Mad Catz Sees CEO And Board Chairman Depart One Day Before Earnings Report

Mad Catz will be announcing its third quarter earnings for the current fiscal year tomorrow. Today, the company has announced the departure of its CEO and Chairman.

Thomas Brown has resigned as Chairman and will be replaced by John Nyholt. Nyholt has been a member of the Board of Directors since October 2013.

CEO Darren Richardson has also tendered his resignation from his executive post and from the board. He is replaced by former chief financial officer Karen McGinnis.