Red Dead Online Public Beta Coming At The End Of The Month

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Red Dead Online Public Beta Coming At The End Of The Month

If you think there's a lot already to do in Red Dead Redemption II, Rockstar Games is just getting started; the game's online portion is heading into public beta at the end of the month.

The news comes from the Q&A portion of a Take-Two Interactive quarterly earnings call with Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick (Take-Two is Rockstar's parent company), although Zelnick did not give a full release date for Red Dead Online.

What do you want to see in Red Dead Online? Participate in our recent Reader Discussion on the matter and tell all.

Wargaming Announces Hack-and-Slash Action-RPG, Pagan Online

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Wargaming Announces Hack-and-Slash Action-RPG, Pagan Online

Wargaming, the creators of realistic online war simulators like World of Tanks and World of Warplanes, among others, is exploring a new type of game with developer Mad Head Games. Pagan Online is a top-down, hack-and-slash, lootfest, action-RPG that takes its narrative cues from pre-Christian mythology. Along with inspiration coming from games like Diablo, Wargaming also referenced taking lessons from popular MOBAs for its gameplay calling it an, "action RPG and MOBA-lite combo."

The game is planned for launch next year with plans for a beta, called 'Trials', which you can learn more about and sign up for by heading to the game's website. Wargaming and Mad Head also have long-term plans for, "episodic content expansions called 'Battle Chapters'," for the game.

Along with the trailer above (Wargaming promises a gameplay trailer will release soon) you can also see some of the game's art in the gallery below.

Wargaming Announces Hack-and-Slash Action-RPG, Pagan Online

about X hours ago from
Wargaming Announces Hack-and-Slash Action-RPG, Pagan Online

Wargaming, the creators of realistic online war simulators like World of Tanks and World of Warplanes, among others, is exploring a new type of game with developer Mad Head Games. Pagan Online is a top-down, hack-and-slash, lootfest, action-RPG that takes its narrative cues from pre-Christian mythology. Along with inspiration coming from games like Diablo, Wargaming also referenced taking lessons from popular MOBAs for its gameplay calling it an, "action RPG and MOBA-lite combo."

The game is planned for launch next year with plans for a beta, called 'Trials', which you can learn more about and sign up for by heading to the game's website. Wargaming and Mad Head also have long-term plans for, "episodic content expansions called 'Battle Chapters'," for the game.

Along with the trailer above (Wargaming promises a gameplay trailer will release soon) you can also see some of the game's art in the gallery below.

Final Fantasy XV Director Resigns, Most DLC Cancelled

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Final Fantasy XV Director Resigns, Most DLC Cancelled

During a special announcement stream for Final Fantasy XV, which was presumed to announce new DLC beyond the game's announced four new episodes, Square Enix and director Hajime Tabata shocked everyone by cancelling 75 percent of the DLC and announcing Tabata's resignation from the company.

"To everyone watching the program, hello, this is Tabata," the director said in a pre-written, text-only message aired on stream. "It's almost going to be two whole years since the release of FFXV. I honestly believe the reason we were able to get this far is because of all you loyal fans. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Today, I have a personal announcement to make to all of you. I, Hajime Tabata, will be resigning from Luminous Productions and the Square Enix Group as of October 31, 2018.

"I was able to gain so much experience with my time at Square Enix. Every time I was able to be a part of means a lot to me. However, FFXV stood out from that group as it was a special project for me which I went all-in. Therefore, I decided to take this opportunity to officially announce my departure from FFXV to all the fans who have supported the title across from the globe.

Red Dead Redemption II Sold More Copies In Eight Days Than Red Dead Redemption Sold In Eight Years

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Red Dead Redemption II Sold More Copies In Eight Days Than Red Dead Redemption Sold In Eight Years

Today during Take-Two's second-quarter financial report, the publisher gave us an update on how Red Dead Redemption II is selling. Spoiler alert: It's red hot.

"Red Dead Redemption II sold-in more units in its first eight days than the original blockbuster Red Dead Redemption sold in its first eight years and, as of today, the title has sold-in over 17 million units worldwide," the report says.

Because of the strong Red Dead sales and continued performance of titles like NBA 2K19 – which Take-Two says had the most successful launch in the sports franchise's history – Take-Two is raising its forecast for 2019 fiscal year.

Upcoming Fallout 76 Improvements Include Larger Stash, Fixed Social Components

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Upcoming Fallout 76 Improvements Include Larger Stash, Fixed Social Components

With only one beta period left before Fallout 76 is available for purchase, time is running out for Bethesda to fine-tune the game. Thanks to player feedback, the developer has identified a few problem areas it was to address sooner rather than later. 

One of the loudest complaints coming out of the beta is the limited stash space, and Bethesda plans to have a fix implemented shortly after launch. "While the Stash size at 400 weight limit can get easier to deal with over time, we do plan on increasing it in the future," according to an official Bethesda post on the Fallout 76 subreddit

Other upcoming changes include adding push-to-talk functionality and ultra-wide screen support on PC and fixing the social components, which sometimes list a player as online when they are offline and vice versa. 

Nintendo Plans To Remove Native American Caricature From Super Smash Bros.

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Nintendo Plans To Remove Native American Caricature From Super Smash Bros.

After last week's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct, Nintendo held an event in Japan showing off the final game, with director Masahiro Sakurai on hand to show off a lot of its cool new features. A junior tournament was held on the first day, with some of the young players showing off their Mr. Game & Watch skills, the character assembled from references to various LCD games from Nintendo's early electronic gaming days. It was the first time the character had been seen for a notable length of time since the game was revealed and it turned out some insensitive imagery sneaked in accidentally.

At E3, Sakurai noted that Mr. Game & Watch's moves now more directly reference the Game & Watch games by transforming his sprite into the actual sprite used in those games. It turned out that his Forward-Smash attack, wherein he uses a torch to attack the opponent, now transformed him into a Native American caricature with a feather on his head. This references a 1982 game called Fire Attack, where Native Americans tried to burn down a fortress with a lone cowboy defending it. This imagery seemed to pass by Nintendo's western branch without much note until the Japanese stream.

Nintendo Plans To Remove Native American Caricature From Super Smash Bros.

about X hours ago from
Nintendo Plans To Remove Native American Caricature From Super Smash Bros.

After last week's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct, Nintendo held an event in Japan showing off the final game, with director Masahiro Sakurai on hand to show off a lot of its cool new features. A junior tournament was held on the first day, with some of the young players showing off their Mr. Game & Watch skills, the character assembled from references to various LCD games from Nintendo's early electronic gaming days. It was the first time the character had been seen for a notable length of time since the game was revealed and it turned out some insensitive imagery sneaked in accidentally.

At E3, Sakurai noted that Mr. Game & Watch's moves now more directly reference the Game & Watch games by transforming his sprite into the actual sprite used in those games. It turned out that his Forward-Smash attack, wherein he uses a torch to attack the opponent, now transformed him into a Native American caricature with a feather on his head. This references a 1982 game called Fire Attack, where Native Americans tried to burn down a fortress with a lone cowboy defending it. This imagery seemed to pass by Nintendo's western branch without much note until the Japanese stream.

Happy N7 Day! Mass Effect Andromeda Is Now Enhanced For Xbox One X

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Happy N7 Day! Mass Effect Andromeda Is Now Enhanced For Xbox One X

Mass Effect buzz may be at an all-time low given how generally off-put fans were by the release of Andromeda and how inactive the brand is at EA HQ, but the franchise is still popular enough that hardcore fans celebrate N7 day each year on November 7.

To kick off the festivities, today BioWare announced a free update for Mass Effect Andromeda on Xbox One X that adds higher-resolution graphics and HDR support. The update is available now.  The studio also put together this video: 

In addition, BioWare and Jinx teamed up for a new line of N7 apparel, which you can check out here

Gris Has A Release Date And New Gameplay Trailer

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Gris Has A Release Date And New Gameplay Trailer

Gris, one of our favorite Indie titles at PAX West 2018 for its beautiful art style and emotional tone, has a release date. The game's developer, Nomada Studio, took to Twitter to reveal the game is coming out on December 13 for the Nintendo Switch and PC.

The studio also unveiled a brand-new gameplay trailer to celebrate. It showcases a barren landscape dotted with lamp post-like objects that could have come straight from a Dalí painting. The video may also show off a novel mechanic in one brief scene where the protagonist leaves behind a glimmering likeness after running through a beam of light. 

To learn more about the game, we detailed what we knew about it in a preview here.