Bungie Removing New Crucible Mode Breakthrough From Competitive Playlist

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Bungie Removing New Crucible Mode Breakthrough From Competitive Playlist

Shortly after the release of Destiny 2's Forsaken expansion, Bungie released Breakthrough, a new tug-of-war mode which had two teams facing off for control of two separate points in short rounds. However, after the mode dropped, players were able to find exploits in the mode, Bungie has removed it from the competitive playlist, in which players' rank matters.

Since its release, players have found some issues with the mode that made the mode less fun to play than normal. One example was high-skilled players being able to lock weaker teams out of the first point entirely without actually capturing, which could make a match go on indefinitely and let the better team rack up kills in order to increase their overall kill-death ratio.

While it is currently being ousted from competitive, it will may still show up as the weekly featured playlist, where play is more casual and points matter far less.

Konami Confirms It Has Not Made P.T. Inaccessible To Those Who Already Have It On Their Console

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Konami Confirms It Has Not Made P.T. Inaccessible To Those Who Already Have It On Their Console

Earlier this week, rumors were swirling after a post on Reddit showed that a recent update to P.T., a playable teaser (hence the name, of course) for Konami's canceled Silent Hills game, made it inaccessible even to those who already had it downloaded on their console. Currently, it can no longer be purchased or re-downloaded by users who own it, but the assumption that if you hadn't deleted it you'd be able to play it for the foreseeable future.

In the wake of these rumors, Konami has issued a statement to Game Informer confirming this update does not exist. "After our investigation we can confirm that there have been no Konami or PlayStation Network(PSN) update that would have affected or prevent access to the game," it said.

This indicates the Reddit post in question is likely fake, and was posted in order to anger or worry fans, fittingly enough, on Halloween.

Konami Confirms It Has Not Made P.T. Inaccessible To Those Who Already Have It On Their Console

about X hours ago from
Konami Confirms It Has Not Made P.T. Inaccessible To Those Who Already Have It On Their Console

Earlier this week, rumors were swirling after a post on Reddit showed that a recent update to P.T., a playable teaser (hence the name, of course) for Konami's canceled Silent Hills game, made it inaccessible even to those who already had it downloaded on their console. Currently, it can no longer be purchased or re-downloaded by users who own it, but the assumption that if you hadn't deleted it you'd be able to play it for the foreseeable future.

In the wake of these rumors, Konami has issued a statement to Game Informer confirming this update does not exist. "After our investigation we can confirm that there have been no Konami or PlayStation Network(PSN) update that would have affected or prevent access to the game," it said.

This indicates the Reddit post in question is likely fake, and was posted in order to anger or worry fans, fittingly enough, on Halloween.

Ubisoft Removing Graphic Imagery From Rainbow Six Siege As It Expands To Asian Market

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Ubisoft Removing Graphic Imagery From Rainbow Six Siege As It Expands To Asian Market

Ubisoft Montreal is currently prepping its immensely popular tactical FPS, Rainbow Six Siege, for the Asian market. This means making some aesthetic changes to the game across all regions, which includes removing most of the graphic imagery from the game.

On its official blog, the studio explains the changes apply to all version of the game so it can focus on maintaining and developing for a single version, without having to worry about regional differences. "This will allow us to be more agile as a development team, and address issues more quickly," it said. Of course, the team is making it clear none of these changes will have impact on gameplay.

The team also posted examples of what it's changing in an upcoming patch. Knives in the kill feed (which indicate melee kills) are changing to fists, slot and gambling machines are all gone, and neon light which first had an outline of a nude woman is now just a hand. Most notably for the Chinese market, all skulls have been removed or altered, putting Siege in line with many international games which do the same, like Dota 2 and World of Warcraft. While there's no law that bans images of skulls or skeletons outright, many games make these changes for cultural regions, as skeletons are heavily frowned upon in China.

What To Watch This Weekend: Blizzcon, Extra Life, And League Of Legends

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What To Watch This Weekend: Blizzcon, Extra Life, And League Of Legends

Although you should be watching our Extra-Life stream today, there are a few other events going on this weekend, so I guess it can't hurt to offer a few suggestions as to what else you might want to watch. At the same time, of course.

First up, Game Informer has its annual Extra-Life marathon! We'll be streaming for 25 hours (daylight savings, y'all) with some cool games, lots of auctions (the proceeds of which go to charity, mind you), and, as always, shenanigans. (Stream and Schedule)

Fnatic and Invictus Gaming's League of Legends squads have proven themselves all throughout the playoffs, but only one can walk away with the title. The match has already wrapped up, but make sure to check out the VODs if you want to avoid spoilers. (Stream)

Valve Hosting $10,000 Arifact Tournament Next Week

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Valve Hosting $10,000 Arifact Tournament Next Week

Valve has announced that, in preparation for the company's first new game release in some time, it will be holding a 128-person Artifact tournament with a prize pool of $10,000 next week.

"On November 10-11, the Artifact Preview Tournament will feature 128 players competing over a prize pool of USD $10,000," Valve wrote in a press release. "Hosted by Beyond The Summit and broadcast on SteamTV, the all-draft event will feature a 7-round Swiss bracket on Saturday. A top 8 single-elimination bracket will decide the winner on Sunday. Both days begin at 9:00 a.m. PST."

The tournament uses an in-game tournament system for its structure which will be available to all players when the client launches. It's an interesting way to get eyes on your game ahead of launch, as money usually does not get put into play until after a game has released.

12 Things You May Have Missed In The Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct

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12 Things You May Have Missed In The Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct

Yesterday, Nintendo aired the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate direct. With over 70 characters and a ton of assist trophies, a ton of little references, nods, and things you might otherwise have not noticed pass by really quickly during the 40-minute Direct. You can take a look at a few of them right here!

Back in 2004, Evo was a much smaller event than it is now. The smaller hall pales in comparison to the tournament that now takes over a giant arena at Mandalay Bay, but one of biggest moments in fighting game history happened long before the scene blew up. In a match between Justin Wong and Daigo Umehara in Street Fighter III: Third Strike, Wong's Chun Li had Umehara's Ken on the ropes in a semifinal match. Wong used Chun Li's Super Art, a series of kicks, against Umehara, who managed to perfectly parry all 15 hits, and finish him off with his own Super Art. The moment, while not as extensive here, is reproduced at the end of Ken's trailer in the Direct.

12 Things You May Have Missed In The Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct

about X hours ago from
12 Things You May Have Missed In The Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct

Yesterday, Nintendo aired the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate direct. With over 70 characters and a ton of assist trophies, a ton of little references, nods, and things you might otherwise have not noticed pass by really quickly during the 40-minute Direct. You can take a look at a few of them right here!

Back in 2004, Evo was a much smaller event than it is now. The smaller hall pales in comparison to the tournament that now takes over a giant arena at Mandalay Bay, but one of biggest moments in fighting game history happened long before the scene blew up. In a match between Justin Wong and Daigo Umehara in Street Fighter III: Third Strike, Wong's Chun Li had Umehara's Ken on the ropes in a semifinal match. Wong used Chun Li's Super Art, a series of kicks, against Umehara, who managed to perfectly parry all 15 hits, and finish him off with his own Super Art. The moment, while not as extensive here, is reproduced at the end of Ken's trailer in the Direct.

Weekend Warrior – Extra Life Is This Weekend

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Weekend Warrior – Extra Life Is This Weekend

Everyone is still riding the Red Dead Redemption train, but don’t forget to watch our 25-hour Extra Life stream starting this Saturday, November 3 at 8 AM CT. You can donate here. We have amazing auctions, fun video games, and ridiculous antics all lined up for you! Head here to learn more and see our full schedule.

Are you doing anything fun this weekend? Let us know in the comments below!

Brian Shea (@BrianPShea) – I’ll be participating in Game Informer’s Extra Life stream this weekend, so I’ll be playing games on stream and you should donate to help us raise money for a local children’s hospital! When I’m not on camera, I’ll probably be playing Red Dead Redemption 2 and Overwatch.

The Next Four Avatar Movies Reportedly Have Titles

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The Next Four Avatar Movies Reportedly Have Titles

Remember when Avatar was the biggest thing in the world and you couldn't escape the blue people and mentions of 3D movie theaters? The people behind the movie remember, which is why there's four more movies currently scheduled. While there were assumptions they would just be called Avatar 2, 3, etc., it seems like James Cameron is going with unique titles for each movie.

According to a Tweet from the movie ticketing site Fandango, which itself sources the BBC, the titles are The Way of Water, The Seed Bearer, The Tulkun Rider, and The Quest for Eywa.

The next four #Avatar movies will have unique titles (via @BBCNews)
Avatar: The Way of Water
Avatar: The Seed Bearer
Avatar: The Tulkun Rider
Avatar: The Quest for Eywa

The Way of Water is due 12.18.2020 pic.twitter.com/NH1Rg5VCDS