Report: Microsoft Could Buy Pillars Of Eternity Creators Obsidian

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Report: Microsoft Could Buy Pillars Of Eternity Creators Obsidian

Kotaku recently reported and Microsoft is close to inking a deal to purchase the independent developer Obsidian Entertainment. According to the report, the deal is “90%” finished.

Obsidian is best known for its work on RPG series like Knights of the Old Republic II, and Fallout: New Vegas, and most recently the Pillars of Eternity series. Obsidian is currently in a contract to make a new RPG with Private Division, a label within Take-Two Interactive. Fallout creators Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarksy are helming this new project, but It remains to be seen how a Microsoft buyout could effect the game.

Neither Microsoft or Obsidian have confirmed the rumor, but we've reach out to both companies for a comment. A Microsoft spokesperson said, "We do not comment on rumors or speculation.”

Report: Microsoft Could Buy Pillars Of Eternity Creators Obsidian

about X hours ago from
Report: Microsoft Could Buy Pillars Of Eternity Creators Obsidian

Kotaku recently reported and Microsoft is close to inking a deal to purchase the independent developer Obsidian Entertainment. According to the report, the deal is “90%” finished.

Obsidian is best known for its work on RPG series like Knights of the Old Republic II, and Fallout: New Vegas, and most recently the Pillars of Eternity series.

Neither Microsoft or Obsidian have confirmed the rumor, but we've reach out to both companies for a comment.

Gen 4 Pokémon Coming Soon To Pokémon Go

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Gen 4 Pokémon Coming Soon To Pokémon Go

Get ready to explore that tall grass. Pokémon from Diamond and Pearl will soon be populating the world of Pokémon Go. Niantic recently announced that, in addition to the new critters from the Sinnoh Region, the developer will be adding a few added tweaks to the game, such as:

Niantic hasn't provided an exact date for these updates, or if the Gen-4 Pokémon will be dished out in waves like Gen 3 was, but the developer said to expect these new Pokémon "soon." In the meantime make sure you make the most of your time with Pokémon Go by reading our Summer Guide.

[Source: Pokémon]

Gen 4 Pokémon Coming Soon To Pokémon Go

about X hours ago from
Gen 4 Pokémon Coming Soon To Pokémon Go

Get ready to explore that tall grass. Pokémon from Diamond and Pearl will soon be populating the world of Pokémon Go. Niantic recently announced that, in addition to the new critters from the Sinnoh Region, the developer will be adding a few added tweaks to the game, such as:

Niantic hasn't provided an exact date for these updates, or if the Gen-4 Pokémon will be dished out in waves like Gen 3 was, but the developer said to expect these new Pokémon "soon." In the meantime make sure you make the most of your time with Pokémon Go by reading our Summer Guide.

[Source: Pokémon]

Crytek Reveals New Map for Hunt: Showdown in Creepy Trailer

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Crytek Reveals New Map for Hunt: Showdown in Creepy Trailer

Crytek revealed a second map, the Lawson Delta, for Hunt: Showdown in a nightmarish trailer. In 1861, the Civil War blew through Lawson but the evil never left. Mimicking late 19th century slideshow technology to creepy effect, Crytek presents how citizens of the idyllic town fell on hard times during the war, and then rose again as an undead horde. We know the Lawson Delta map is set in post-Civil War Louisiana, but more details will be revealed at TwitchCon, running from October 26-28 in San Jose, California.

Hunt: Showdown is a multiplayer bounty hunting game from Crytek that takes you to “the darkest corners of the world” which released on Steam Early Access in February. The competitive first-person shooter mixes survival and match-based gameplay together with PvP and PvE elements. Play solo or in groups of two to track down gruesome monsters in the swamps of Louisiana, but, with up to ten players in a match all hoping to bag the same trophies, watch out that the hunter doesn’t become the hunted.

Players can experience the Lawson Delta map in person exclusively at Hunt: Showdown’s TwitchCon booth before it goes live shortly after the event. Hunt: Showdown is currently available on Steam Early Access. For a look at gameplay, check out a round for New Gameplay Today back in February.  

Crytek Reveals New Map For Hunt: Showdown In Creepy Trailer

about X hours ago from
Crytek Reveals New Map For Hunt: Showdown In Creepy Trailer

Crytek revealed a second map, the Lawson Delta, for Hunt: Showdown in a nightmarish trailer. In 1861, the Civil War blew through Lawson but the evil never left. Mimicking late 19th century slideshow technology to creepy effect, Crytek presents how citizens of the idyllic town fell on hard times during the war, and then rose again as an undead horde. We know the Lawson Delta map is set in post-Civil War Louisiana, but more details will be revealed at TwitchCon, running from October 26-28 in San Jose, California.

Hunt: Showdown is a multiplayer bounty hunting game from Crytek that takes you to “the darkest corners of the world” which released on Steam Early Access in February. The competitive first-person shooter mixes survival and match-based gameplay together with PvP and PvE elements. Play solo or in groups of two to track down gruesome monsters in the swamps of Louisiana, but, with up to ten players in a match all hoping to bag the same trophies, watch out that the hunter doesn’t become the hunted.

Players can experience the Lawson Delta map in person exclusively at Hunt: Showdown’s TwitchCon booth before it goes live shortly after the event. Hunt: Showdown is currently available on Steam Early Access. For a look at gameplay, check out a round for New Gameplay Today back in February.  

Borderlands 2 VR Shoves Pandora In Your Face

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Borderlands 2 VR Shoves Pandora In Your Face

Grab your guns and get into Pandora once again with Borderlands 2 VR on PSVR, coming out December 14.

Unlike the original, the title doesn't feature co-op, but developer Gearbox has tweaked some of the co-op aspects of the original to suit this game's single-player design. For instance, in Borderlands 2 VR players can simultaneously drive a vehicle (using the PlayStation Move motion controllers) and aim its guns (using the headset).

The game also includes a bullet-time slow-mo feature called BAMF Time (BadAss Mega Fun Time) that is included as an upgrade to existing abilities.

Borderlands 2 VR Shoves Pandora In Your Face

about X hours ago from
Borderlands 2 VR Shoves Pandora In Your Face

Grab your guns and get into Pandora once again with Borderlands 2 VR on PSVR, coming out December 14.

Unlike the original, the title doesn't feature co-op, but developer Gearbox has tweaked some of the co-op aspects of the original to suit this game's single-player design. For instance, in Borderlands 2 VR players can simultaneously drive a vehicle (using the PlayStation Move motion controllers) and aim its guns (using the headset).

The game also includes a bullet-time slow-mo feature called BAMF Time (BadAss Mega Fun Time) that is included as an upgrade to existing abilities.

The Disc Version Of Black Ops 4 Will Require A Huge Day One Patch

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The Disc Version Of Black Ops 4 Will Require A Huge Day One Patch

Today Activision set down some startup and installation tips for Black Ops 4. The most notable (and eye-popping) bit is just how big the day one update for the game is: 50 GB.

Activision says you'll need "112 GB" to complete the installation process but the "final installation footprint" is 55 GB.

For more on Black Ops 4, check out all of our cover story features by clicking the banner below.

The Disc Version Of Black Ops 4 Requires A Huge Day One Patch

about X hours ago from
The Disc Version Of Black Ops 4 Requires A Huge Day One Patch

Today Activision set down some startup and installation tips for Black Ops 4. The most notable (and eye-popping) bit is just how big the day one update for the game is: 50 GB.

Activision says you'll need "112 GB" to complete the installation process but the "final installation footprint" is 55 GB.

For more on Black Ops 4, check out all of our cover story features by clicking the banner below.