Fallout 76 Owners Can Download Classic Fallout Games Now

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Fallout 76 Owners Can Download Classic Fallout Games Now

A few weeks ago, Bethesda announced that they would be giving the classic Fallout games on PC to owners of Fallout 76. You can claim the games on PC, regardless of whether you played Fallout 76 itself on consoles or PC, as long as you played the game within 2018. Well, 2018's over, but the gifts are just getting started.

In a blog post on their official site, Bethesda announced that you can claim your new, er, old Fallouts now. The user entitlements have already been granted, so it's too late to boot up a copy to get it, but for everyone else, it's a pretty simple process.

Downloading the games requires installing the Bethesda launcher on PC, sign in, and it should be in your library ready to use. Now you can turn the intelligence stat all the way down and play old Fallout the way it's meant to be played.

New Devil May Cry 5 Details Indicate It May Last 15 - 16 Hours, Has Hidden Weapons

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New Devil May Cry 5 Details Indicate It May Last 15 - 16 Hours, Has Hidden Weapons

It's kind of hard to believe Capcom is releasing two major games within the next two months, but here we are, looking to get both Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5 in a matter of weeks. While we're getting another demo for the latter next month, director Hideaki Itsuno still has a lot more about the game to talk about, and he was happy to do so at a South Korean media showcase event.

Speaking at a panel there, Itsuno detailed more about the game and answered audience questions. The game is set after Devil May Cry 2, making it the first game in the series to take place after Dante and Lucia's adventures and Dante's ride to Hell, which Itsuno says will be relevant to DMC5's story. Additionally, based on testing, the game is estimated to be about 15-16 hours long.

When asked if there will be any more characters for the game than the three already revealed, Itsuno mentioned that they might add more characters as later if the game is very successful, suggesting that V, Dante, and Nero are only characters in the game before any DLC additions. Dante, at very least, will have hidden weapons that you aren't required to get to complete the game, however.

Activision Names Call Of Duty Head Robert Kostich As New President

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Activision Names Call Of Duty Head Robert Kostich As New President

After a number of high profile departures from Activision Blizzard's corporate, such as a CFO that left for Netflix and Sledgehammer's founder leaving soon after being promoted, the company is quick to fill open chairs and name key promotions within the company. Most notably, Robert Kostich, who is amazingly not Bobby Kotick under an assumed name, has been promoted to the position of Activision president.

Kostich has been head of the Call of Duty franchise over the last ten years, shepherding it during its lower points and its recent higher ones. He also oversaw the Call of Duty esports initiatives during his tenure. He'll be assuming a similar role as head of Activision, except for all games in the company's portfolio.

Humam Sakhnini was named president of King Entertainment, Activision's $6 billion dollar acquisition, while Dennis Durkin was also named president of Activision Blizzard’s emerging businesses as well as serving as CFO. Bobby Kotick remains CEO, while J. Allen Brack stays president of Blizzard.

Competitive Battlegrounds Players Caught In Anti-Cheat Ban Receive Multi-Year Suspensions

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Competitive Battlegrounds Players Caught In Anti-Cheat Ban Receive Multi-Year Suspensions

One of the most common complaints about PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is that the game is often rife with cheaters, which makes the game harder to play for casual players. As such, developers at PUBG Corp. have vowed to get far more aggressive with cheaters, resulting in a recent ban wave for big and minor cheating programs. One of the most recent ban waves centered around radar hacks, which were incredibly hard to detect, because they involved using a VPN to sniff network packets and get the positions of other players. This usually gave information to to the person using the hack on a different screen, meaning you have to be looking for it to catch someone using it. 

When PUBG Corp. banned a number of players for using the radar hacks, 10 competitive players suddenly disappeared from the game, with VAC bans appearing on their accounts on Steam. Today, the developer announced that these players were confirmed to be using the radar hack, some during professional matches.

"We were able to verify with concrete evidence that no ban was falsely imposed due to a technical or human error," PUBG Corp. wrote. "We also performed a thorough review of the system logs to search for any evidence that would suggest any of the banned accounts had either been hijacked or borrowed by somebody else when an unauthorized program was apparently used. We found no surprise ch evidence."

AMD Announces New Radeon VII Card To Bring Higher-End Cards A Bit Cheaper

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AMD Announces New Radeon VII Card To Bring Higher-End Cards A Bit Cheaper

At AMD's Consumer Electronics Show press conference this year, the PC parts company has sharpened its spear for the upcoming graphics card war. In an effort to face off against Nvidia's lauded GTX 2080, AMD has announced the Radeon VII, a consumer-level version of their Vegas 20 card retailing for $699.

While still quite expensive in a vacuum, the new card is AMD trying to chart a middle ground in the GPU market. By trying to take on Nividia's higher end cards, AMD hopes to not only outdo their previous flagship cards by significant margins but also give consumers another option for GPUs. 

A good breakdown of the technical aspects of the GPU can be found at Anandtech.

Detective Pikachu Film Concept Artist Shares Realistic Take On Vaporeon And Ninetales

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Detective Pikachu Film Concept Artist Shares Realistic Take On Vaporeon And Ninetales

Artist RJ Palmer is no stranger to making the typically cartoonish creatures of Pokémon look like they belong in the real world. Even before he worked as a concept artist on the upcoming Detective Pikachu film, Palmer was creating art depicting realistic versions of the iconic Pocket Monsters. While his work has spanned the various generations of the series, his latest creation focuses on two Gen 1 Pokémon.

The latest piece, aptly titled "Vaporeon and Ninetales," shows the two eponymous Pokémon sharing a friendly moment. The realistic depiction highlights just how different these two Pokémon are in their evolved states, which made them perfect for the message Palmer hoped to convey in the piece.

The Division 2 Is Ditching Steam For The Epic Games Store On PC

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The Division 2 Is Ditching Steam For The Epic Games Store On PC

Ubisoft has announced it is partnering with Epic to bring The Division 2 to the latter's Epic Games store come launch on March 15, as well as on its own Ubisoft store. It won't be hitting on Steam at that time, however meaning the franchise is effectively jumping ship.

Pre-orders for The Division 2 on the Epic Games Store are now live for the standard, gold, and ultimate editions of the game. In its press release of the announcement of this news, Ubisoft says the two companies are working together to "integrate key components of Ubisoft’s Uplay and Epic’s online services," which likely means buying the game on the Epic store will work similarly to how buying a Ubisoft game on Steam works now, including being able to access Uplay no matter what store you buy it on.

Any preorder on the Epic Games Store will get guaranteed access to the game's private beta ahead of launch. If you already preordered The Division 2 elsewhere, your access to the beta is still honored, but from here on out, Epic's store is where you go for the private beta.

Get Microsoft Rewards Points By Completing Xbox Game Pass Quests

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Get Microsoft Rewards Points By Completing Xbox Game Pass Quests

If you're an Xbox Game Pass and Microsoft Reward points member and looking to score reward points, January is your month as seven exclusive quests are available for subscribers to both programs. You can then turn around and spend those reward points on your Game Pass membership or DLC.

2,100 points are up for grabs this month (the deadlines for each may vary); some are tied to objectives in specific games like The Division, Metro 2033 Redux, and Metro: Last Light Redux, while others can be earned in any title in the Game Pass catalog. For instance, you can get 300 points for getting an achievement in three different games in different genres.

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The Artoym Custom Edition Of Metro Exodus Is Ridiculous

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The Artoym Custom Edition Of Metro Exodus Is Ridiculous

Metro Exodus finally makes its way to the post-apocalyptic countryside next month and boy does 4A Games have something to mark the occasion. The developer and publisher Deep Sliver have manufactured a super rare and frankly amazing looking collector's edition known as The Artoym Edition. It comes in an ammo crate and features props of a number of prominent items in the Metro universe, including a gas mask, working bullet lighter, fully functional Nixie watch, leather map of the game's word, and a Spartan dog tag.

You can watch Dmitry Glukovsky, author of the Metro novels, show off each item right here:

All this stuff looks rad, right? Bad news if you're thinking of putting down cash for one of them: they're not for sale. Deep Silver says there are only ten in existence, with one of them going to 4A and the remaining nine being the prizes of an upcoming giveaway. Deep Silver says to keep an eye on Metro's website for more information about that giveaway once it's live.

The Artyom Custom Edition Of Metro Exodus Is Ridiculous

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The Artyom Custom Edition Of Metro Exodus Is Ridiculous

Metro Exodus finally makes its way to the post-apocalyptic countryside next month and boy does 4A Games have something to mark the occasion. The developer and publisher Deep Sliver have manufactured a super rare and frankly amazing looking collector's edition known as The Artyom Edition. It comes in an ammo crate and features props of a number of prominent items in the Metro universe, including a gas mask, working bullet lighter, fully functional Nixie watch, leather map of the game's word, and a Spartan dog tag.

You can watch Dmitry Glukovsky, author of the Metro novels, show off each item right here:

All this stuff looks rad, right? Bad news if you're thinking of putting down cash for one of them: they're not for sale. Deep Silver says there are only ten in existence, with one of them going to 4A and the remaining nine being the prizes of an upcoming giveaway. Deep Silver says to keep an eye on Metro's website for more information about that giveaway once it's live.