Bethesda Apologies For Silence Surrounding Fallout 76, Details Upcoming Fixes

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Bethesda Apologies For Silence Surrounding Fallout 76, Details Upcoming Fixes

Following the problematic launch of Fallout 76, developer Bethesda Game Studios today outlined plans for two stability patches. The first patch will be available on December 4, and offers fixes for respawning when over encumbered, players getting stuck in power armor, boss loot drops, and cryolator effects. This patch also increases the stash limit from 400 to 600. Bethesda says this increase is "somewhat conservative," yet plans to increase it again at a later date.

On December 11, a second patch addresses C.A.M.P. placement issues on login, allows players to Respec SPECIAL points after level 50, and adds a new bulldozer option that can remove small trees, rocks, and other objects when trying to build.

Both updates will also focus on fixing bugs and stability issues. Bethesda also will continue tweaking the balance of play.

Bethesda Apologizes For Silence Surrounding Fallout 76, Details Upcoming Fixes

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Bethesda Apologizes For Silence Surrounding Fallout 76, Details Upcoming Fixes

Following the problematic launch of Fallout 76, developer Bethesda Game Studios today outlined plans for two stability patches. The first patch will be available on December 4, and offers fixes for respawning when over encumbered, players getting stuck in power armor, boss loot drops, and cryolator effects. This patch also increases the stash limit from 400 to 600. Bethesda says this increase is "somewhat conservative," yet plans to increase it again at a later date.

On December 11, a second patch addresses C.A.M.P. placement issues on login, allows players to Respec SPECIAL points after level 50, and adds a new bulldozer option that can remove small trees, rocks, and other objects when trying to build.

Both updates will also focus on fixing bugs and stability issues. Bethesda also will continue tweaking the balance of play.

Details Emerge For Destiny 2: Black Armory

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Details Emerge For Destiny 2: Black Armory

After the positive reception enjoyed by Destiny 2: Forsaken, Destiny 2 is about to receive its next big batch of content. Season pass owners can expect the launch of Black Armory beginning on December 4, and the content drop has a number of new activities to access and rewards to win.

Black Armory includes content that rolls out beginning next week, but players can expect the focus on this new location to be the main in-game focus through March 4, 2019.

The narrative of the new content focuses on an Exo named Ada-1, who invites you to a lost armory created by three Golden Age families from different cultures (French, Japanese, and Norse). She sends you out to reignite four distinct lost forges, and thereby gain access to forging a number of new weapons, including the return of the heavy machine gun weapon class. Weapons gained from the Black Armory carry new weapon mods, and those can be installed on any Forsaken weapons.

Sony Patents New Game Cartridge

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Sony Patents New Game Cartridge

A Sony patent in South Korea for an "electronic game cartridge" has been published.

Dutch website Techtastic found the patent, which was filed last year and made public this month by the Korea Intellectual Property Rights Information Service (KIPRIS).

Not much is known about the cartridge, although it does have an external port at the bottom which could connect to a console, and the early speculation is it could be related to a possible Sony handheld device.

Next Sea Of Thieves Content Update Shrouded Spoils Announced

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Next Sea Of Thieves Content Update Shrouded Spoils Announced

Rare and Microsoft have revealed the fourth and next major content for their high-seas piracy game Sea of Thieves. Players can look forward to Shrouded Spoils, which brings a host of new features and additions to the game.

Shrouded Spoils brings fog to the game as a weather effect, turning the occasional boat journey into a N64 first-person shooter in terms spookiness and visibility. This means that danger can come out of nowhere for both you and enemies.

Other changes include visual changes for the megalodon, six new skeleton forts to raid, new ship customizaition items, new mermaid statues, faster improvements for Krakens, and more. The update goes live on November 28, which is tomorrow, so you won't have to wait too long to get your mega-piracy on.

Next Sea Of Thieves Content Update Shrouded Spoils Announced

about X hours ago from
Next Sea Of Thieves Content Update Shrouded Spoils Announced

Rare and Microsoft have revealed the fourth and next major content for their high-seas piracy game Sea of Thieves. Players can look forward to Shrouded Spoils, which brings a host of new features and additions to the game.

Shrouded Spoils brings fog to the game as a weather effect, turning the occasional boat journey into a N64 first-person shooter in terms spookiness and visibility. This means that danger can come out of nowhere for both you and enemies.

Other changes include visual changes for the megalodon, six new skeleton forts to raid, new ship customizaition items, new mermaid statues, faster improvements for Krakens, and more. The update goes live on November 28, which is tomorrow, so you won't have to wait too long to get your mega-piracy on.

December's Xbox Games With Gold Lineup Includes Mercenaries And Dragon Age 2

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December's Xbox Games With Gold Lineup Includes Mercenaries And Dragon Age 2

Thanks to Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, many of you are likely swimming in new games to play. Just don't forget to download your free Xbox games for the remainder of this month, and set a reminder to get your free haul of titles in the month ahead.

Xbox's next offering is decidedly retro, with the biggest games falling on Xbox 360. If you want to take a stroll down memory lane, you can download Dragon Age 2 between December 1 and 15, and Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction between December 16 and 31. Both titles work on Xbox One via backward compatibility.

Game Informer's Joe Juba enjoyed Dragon Age 2, but says in his review that it's a step back from Dragon Age: Origins. "The new battle system is fun, but not nearly as satisfying or rewarding as Origins’. Since you don’t even have a main antagonist until the final hours, the story pales in comparison to the original. If you put those complaints aside and remove Dragon Age II from the impressive shadow of its predecessor, you’ll find an engaging action/RPG experience that still retains BioWare’s trademark clever dialogue, cool characters, and detailed lore."

Valve Announces Artifact Comic In Multiple Parts

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Valve Announces Artifact Comic In Multiple Parts

Artifact, Valve's Dota 2-based card game, is coming out in a matter of days. Valve has been eager to hook Dota 2 fans into the game's world through the card art, but hasn't really talked much about lore since its announcement. That changes with the newest Dota 2 comic titled Prelude which ties the two games together.

The comic can be found here. It can be read online or downloaded in bulk from the site.

The comic will be continued with a second part, titled Call to Arms, later this week to coincide with the Artifact launch. Valve states that these comics will act as a "series of events that will transform the world of Dota forever."

Valve Announces Artifact Comic In Multiple Parts

about X hours ago from
Valve Announces Artifact Comic In Multiple Parts

Artifact, Valve's Dota 2-based card game, is coming out in a matter of days. Valve has been eager to hook Dota 2 fans into the game's world through the card art, but hasn't really talked much about lore since its announcement. That changes with the newest Dota 2 comic titled Prelude which ties the two games together.

The comic can be found here. It can be read online or downloaded in bulk from the site.

The comic will be continued with a second part, titled Call to Arms, later this week to coincide with the Artifact launch. Valve states that these comics will act as a "series of events that will transform the world of Dota forever."

Nintendo Makes Over Half Its Yearly Revenue In America During The Holidays

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Nintendo Makes Over Half Its Yearly Revenue In America During The Holidays

Releasing games during the holidays always seems like a chicken-and-egg scenario to me. Maybe a game released in November would do just as well if it were released in June. Maybe the main reason it does so well in the fall and winter is because it happens to release there. Until anyone listens to my rambling hypotheticals, though, it turns out Nintendo actually have hard data that the real money comes in the last few months of the calendar year, something to the tune of 60 percent of their revenue in North America.

In an interview with Yahoo Finance, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime casually drops the number in an effort to emphasize how big holidays are for the company.

“The holiday selling season — October, November and December — critically important to our company,” Reggie told Yahoo Finance. "The Americas are the company’s most successful region by revenue, and the holiday season is the region’s biggest driver. We typically do, in the Americas, about 60% of our revenue during that time frame. The reason that it’s so significant is first, our products make great gifts."