Pathfinder: Kingmaker Getting Free Enhanced Edition Next Month

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Pathfinder: Kingmaker Getting Free Enhanced Edition Next Month

Players who've kept up with Pathfinder: Kingmaker's steady stream of DLC will find a number of quality-of-life improvements waiting for them when they load up the latest bit of content launching next month.

The game's June 6 update will include the Beneath The Stolen Sands DLC (which is included in the game's season pass), but will also add a number of features that will transform the game into its "Enhanced Edition." The update is free for anyone who already owns the game.

The Enhanced Edition update adds a new Slayer class, as well as more items and weapons. The update also offers new ways to build characters, balances characters, enemies, and counters "especially in the beginning and last two chapters of the game," improves kingdom management, adds more kinds of random encounters in the global map, and adds "Numerous gameplay-enriching content additions and dozens of quality-of-life features," according the developer Owlcat Games.

Star Ocean First Departure R Heading To PS4, Switch

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Star Ocean First Departure R Heading To PS4, Switch

Square Enix has announced that Star Ocean First Departure, a PSP remake of the first Star Ocean game, is now headed to PlayStation 4 and Switch with an additional letter in its name.

Star Ocean First Departure R is a hi-res update to the original PSP game. Gematsu is also reporting the title will include "additional features." No release date or price has been announced.

This isn't the first time a Star Ocean game has seen the re-release treatment. The fourth game in the series recently saw a 4K update for PlayStation 4 and PC. That one was priced at $20.99, which hopefully means First Departure R will launch for a similar price, and that it will come to Steam at some point down the road.

World Health Organization Classifies Game Addiction As A Behavioral Disease

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World Health Organization Classifies Game Addiction As A Behavioral Disease

The World Heatlh Organization (WHO) voted today to adopt the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11), an update to what the WHO views as a serious diseases that includes a new entry called "Gaming disorder."

Gaming disorders are now part of a pair of "Disroders due to addictive behaviors" that also includes gambling disorders. While the WHO previously recognized gaming disorders as a disease back in June, today's vote officially adopts the ICD-11, making it the standard members of the WHO (which includes the United States along with much of the world) must use when making their own decisions about healthcare, treatment, prevention, and more going forward. Member nations must begin reporting health data using the ICD-11 by January 2022.

For reference, here is the official entry on gaming disorder in the ICD-11.

No New PSVR To Coincide With Next Sony Console, Says PlayStation R&D Head

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No New PSVR To Coincide With Next Sony Console, Says PlayStation R&D Head

We know a few details about Sony's next PlayStation console, like how it supports ray-tracing, 8K graphics, and will come with a solid-state drive that will make for shorter load times in games like Spider-Man. We know also know we won't be getting a new VR headset to match for a little while.

Speaking with CNET, Sony Global Head of R&D for PlayStation Dominic Mallinson talked about the future PlayStation VR, but also laid out plans for Sony's current headset. It will be compatible with the next PlayStation, which means players won't have to buy a new headset when the console.

In fact, there won't be a new headset for a good while, including during the console's launch. "There's no reason for us to coincide it with a new console," Mallinson told CNET. "From the point of view of the consumer, to be bombarded with many, many things – oh, you have to buy this, you have to buy that – is a message that we don't want to send. In some ways, it's good to have a little breathing space between those things."

Destiny 2's Next Season Retools The Buildup To Its New Raid

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Destiny 2's Next Season Retools The Buildup To Its New Raid

Bungie is making changes to just about every aspect of Destiny 2 next month. We already knew a number of exotic items, including a fan-favorite, would see some nerfs. This week, Bungie outlined some changes it's making to how players make their way to the new raid, Crown of Sorrow, as well as the real-money Eververse shop.

Destiny 2's raids have normally launched after the start of their respective seasons. The Crown of Sorrow, however, will launch on the afternoon of the first day of the season, and accompanying that change are some tweaks to how players make their way up to it, as well as the race to be the first fireteam to clear the raid.

Before you can even enter the raid, you'll have to complete a new quest that will reward you with 690-level gear not just for one character, but for all characters on your account after completing it just once. Until Crown of Sorrow is beaten, the two previous raids (Last Wish and Scourge of the Past) will be unavailable to prevent players from saving up Ethereal Keys (items acquired at the end of the Last Wish raid) from using them all at once to gain a large amount of power quickly.

What To Watch This Weekend: Mortal Kombat 11, Hearthstone, And Counter-Strike

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What To Watch This Weekend: Mortal Kombat 11, Hearthstone, And Counter-Strike

This weekend we get one of the biggest fighting game events of the year, some hot Counter-Strike action, and the beginning of the Hearthstone Grandmasters league.

Combo Breaker is probably the biggest fighting game event this side of Evo, and lots of heavy-hitters and coming to compete in just about every fighting game you can think of. The event's 24 (!!!) tournaments include new hits like Mortal Kombat 11 and Soulcalibur VI, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as well as classic games like Capcom vs. SNK 2Darkstalkers 3, and more. (Streams and Schedule)

There's also Momocon, which will host a number of other games, inlcuding Super Smash Bros. Melee, Puyo Puyo Tetris, and more. (Streams and Schedule)

Weekend Warrior – Like Riding A Bike

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Weekend Warrior – Like Riding A Bike

June is rapidly approaching. The days are getting warmer and longer (though it is sometimes hard to tell), and what better way to enjoy the beautiful weather than to ride a virtual motorcycle around zombie-infested Oregon? Some of us jump back into Days Gone, some live out their dreams of being a robot in Observation, and some go a different direction all together. Here's what the gang is playing. Let us know about your games of choice for this weekend in the comments!

Imran Khan (@imranzomg) – This weekend, I’m flying home for a bit to visit family, which means a five-hour plane ride. I don’t do well in one seat for multiple hours, so I’ll be putting my Switch in my carry-on and playing more Final Fantasy XII. I have officially reached the part of the game I quit at in 2006, the Sandsea, and the fact that there is a 4x Fast Forward mode and per-room checkpoints makes it a lot less anxiety-inducing now. I also realized I never finished Splatoon 2’s campaign or ever even started its DLC, so I might bring that with me just in case.

Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Delayed Until February

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Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Delayed Until February

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie has more twists and turns than a mobius strip. After teases and recoils to Sonic's design, the trailer finally came out last month. It...wasn't great. The reaction was so bad that director Jeff Fowler promised to fix the hedgehog's design as a result of that feedback. Well, now the movie is seeing a delay, likely because of those fixes, into February of 2020.

The news, once again, comes courtesy of Jeff Fowler.

Taking a little more time to make Sonic just right.#novfxartistswereharmedinthemakingofthismovie pic.twitter.com/gxhu9lhU76

New Call of Duty Is Allegedly Titled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

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New Call of Duty Is Allegedly Titled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Kotaku's Jason Schreier took to Twitter today with some powerful tweets, allegedly confirming the title of Infinity Ward's 2019 installment of the Call of Duty franchise as "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare." We're dangerously close to E3, so this reveal was probably due to hit in a few weeks.

I can confirm this is true, and that it's hilarious. The first one was "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare" so obviously the fourth one is "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare." Video games are absurd https://t.co/Ghb1m2srC4

While the name may not make a whole lot of sense right now, Schreier also dropped some more information in a followup tweet - that the game is allegedly a "soft reboot".

Red Dead Redemption II Recut As A Magnificent Seven-Inspired Film

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Red Dead Redemption II Recut As A Magnificent Seven-Inspired Film

What if Red Dead Redemption II was done in the style of The Magnificent Seven? YouTuber USNIM has a channel dedicated to creating film-inspired trailers out of popular video games, and Red Dead Redemption II is the most recent to receive the Hollywood treatment. 

The trailer, inspired by the 2016 blockbuster The Magnificent Seven, perfectly captures tone of the film through scenes and dialogue from the game. USNIM also gave Red Dead Redemption II a Logan-inspired trailer that is a bit more melancholic, showing a different side to the game. Both look like they would make great movies. 

USNIM's channel is filled with trailers, from a Mission Impossible: Fallout-inspired Uncharted 4 trailer to a Spider-Man: Homecoming-inspired trailer for 2018's Spider-Man, among others.