The Kirkhammer, Multiplayer, And Storage Limits Tweaked In Latest Bloodborne Patch

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The Kirkhammer, Multiplayer, And Storage Limits Tweaked In Latest Bloodborne Patch

There's playing Bloodborne, and then there's playing Bloodborne with the Kirkhammer. If you're doing the latter (and if so, you are to be commended), you'll be happy to know that your weapon of choice just got a bit more useful.

While the update history on your PlayStation 4 will only tell you that 1.04 brings improved balance and various bug fixes, the finer details revail a host of tweaks and changes. Currently, only the Japanese patch notes are available, however the Bloodborne Wiki offers a clean translation.

A number of weapons have been adjusted, with the Kirkhammer and Logarius' Wheel now consuming less stamina, the Rifle Spear receiving a damage increase, and arcane items buffed almost across the board. The update also changes the Insight fountain, so that it appears with only one point instead of the old minimum of ten.

Former Remedy Head Of Franchise Development Ozz Häkkinen Founds New Studio

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Former Remedy Head Of Franchise Development Ozz Häkkinen Founds New Studio

Former Remedy head of franchise development Oskari "Ozz" Häkkinen has announced the founding of a new studio called Futurfly. The nine-person team also includes individuals with experience at Electronic Arts and Microsoft.

Häkkinen is hinting at what his team is working on so far. "We are designing consumer apps with playable mechanics as part of the primary input mechanism," he writes. "This is a new take, and something that is better shown than talked about."

Futurfly's first project is described as a messenger program that includes a number of playable gaming elements. How that actually works in practice is something we likely won't understand until we see it in action.

Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC Now On PlayStation, Xbox 360

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Dragon Age: Inquisition received its first piece of single-player DLC in March, Jaws of Hakkon. It was a timed PC and Xbox One exclusive, but that period has ended. Starting today, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 players have a reason to return to BioWare's epic RPG.

The $15 DLC is based around an all-new area, Frostback Basin. Joe played it when it was initially released, and you can check out his impressions on it here. Overall, he thought it was enjoyable, but not essential by any means.

2015 Video Game Release Schedule

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2015 Video Game Release Schedule

It wasn’t even September when readers started asking when we’d publish the initial list of 2015 release dates. Our ever-popular and regularly updated roster of launch dates for the new year is here.

If you see anything we’ve missed, please let us know in the comments. Please note that games will not get assigned to a month until they have confirmed release dates. Prior to that, they will appear in the bottom grouping.

Nintendo And Indies Team Up In Latest Humble Bundle

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The Nintendo eShop is sponsoring the latest Humble Bundle, giving indie developers the spotlight. The two-week offer includes a Wii U and 3DS titles from indie developers, including Wayforward and Drinkbox Studios.

There are three tiers in this bundle, with the following games available for all who contribute. Is it a coincidence they all have an exclamation point in the title? The world may never know.

If you pay more than the average (currently $8.77), you can bring home these additional titles:

Groovy! Bruce Campbell Stars In Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Third DLC

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Groovy! Bruce Campbell Stars In Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Third DLC

Activision and Sledgehammer Games have announced details on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's latest DLC pack, Supremacy. It includes a quartet of new multiplayer maps set across the globe, as well as more content for the game's Exo Zombies mode – starring the one and only Bruce Campbell.

The Supremacy DLC is coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360 on June 2 for $14.99. It's a timed exclusive, and if past DLC is any indication, it should be arriving on other platforms about a month later.

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New Releases This Week: May 24 Through May 30

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It's the final week of May, which means releases will start to ebb as the E3 flow gets underway. June is also the start of the summer doldrums, but we prefer to look at it as a chance to catch up on the backlog.

Headlining this week are Nintendo's colorful, messy Splatoon and Paradox Interactive's comical wizarding title, Magicka 2. This week is also marked by a number of previously released gems coming to other platforms.

Here's the full rundown:

Evolve's Free Arena Mode Gets You Into The Fight Faster Starting Today

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Ever since its announcement, Evolve was positioned as one big boss fight after another. Now, Turtle Rock is giving players a way to strip out the hunt and get right to the throwdown.

Starting today, players will be able to take on a stage two monster in one of seventy different arenas. The battlegrounds are carved from the fourteen maps, with five different arenas selected on each.

Arena matches are set up as best-of-three affairs, with each round taking place in a different battleground on the same map. The round ends when either the monster or the hunters are defeated.

D4 Coming To PC Next Month

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D4 Coming To PC Next Month

D4 is coming to PC in early June, putting Access Games' oddball mystery in front of a new batch of players. And, because the Xbox One's Kinect isn't part of the equation, the controls are getting overhauled for the platform.

The game is coming June 5. According to its Steam page, controls have been tweaked to support mouse-only input, including revisions to elements that required Kinect gestures. Now you can drink tequila in the game without having to perform a pantomime. 

Our TakeJune 5 sounds like a completely ordinary date, but we can get weird with it. Considering game director Hidetaka Suehir's nickname, Swery65, it might take on a degree of extra significance. Swery65. 6/5. June 5. Coincidence? Yeah, probably. Oh well. 

Bethesda Pulls The Plug On Fraudulent Elder Scrolls Online Keys

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Bethesda Pulls The Plug On Fraudulent Elder Scrolls Online Keys

If you have trouble logging into The Elder Scrolls Online today, you might want to ensure that you've purchased a legitimate key. Bethesda has announced that it is cracking down on keys purchased with stolen credit cards and re-sold on unauthorized third-party sites.

Bethesda says that often keys are purchased in bulk from Steam, a violation of the marketplace's terms of service as well as the publisher's own. If you are locked out, you'll get an email with instructions that include purchasing a legitimate copy. Worse, customers who have purchased from a reseller might find themselves victims of credit card fraud.

"The companies selling stolen keys make a practice of using stolen credit cards, or misappropriating credit card information from their own customers to buy codes from legitimate retailers," Zenimax Online Studios community coordinator Jason Leavey writes. "Often these companies have the lowest price available anywhere for the digital item they are selling. Customers who purchase from these vendors are at increased risk for identity theft."