Madden NFL 20 Player Ratings Again Stirring Debate

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Madden NFL 20 Player Ratings Again Stirring Debate

It's the NFL off-season, so what better way to get excited for the season than speculation and conjecture on how our favorite players are going to perform in Madden 20 (out for PS4, Xbox One and PC on August 2nd). The complete player ratings for the game are out now, including the four elite players of the rarified 99 Club – Aaron Donald, Deandre Hopkins, Khalil Mack, and Bobby Wagner.

The game's official site has a handy menu you can filter to see players on each team and by position. Right now it reflects the players at launch, but this will be updated as the season progresses. Needless to say, not everyone agrees with what they are rated.

Your favorite @NFL players talk Madden Ratings

God Of War's Baldur To Be Immortalized In $1,200 Statue

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God Of War's Baldur To Be Immortalized In $1,200 Statue

When we reflect on 2018's God of War, we often focus on Kratos' transformation as a character and his son Atreus. Not enough credit is given to their adversary Baldur. The son of Odin was a thorn in Kratos' side for most of this game, and is rightfully getting his own high-end statue. Surrounded by brood warriors, Baldur is ready to give Kratos a pummeling. A second statue with Kratos and Atreus will be released at a later date, and yes, it connects with Baldur to create a stunning battle scene.

Baldur and the brood he rides upon stand in at 24.5 inches in height and will retail $1,199.99. Prime 1 hopes to ship the statue between July and November 2020. Two versions of the statue will be available: a standard edition and an EX version that comes with a God of War logo stand.

The Division 2 Fans Asked If They Want A Story-Driven Offshoot

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The Division 2 Fans Asked If They Want A Story-Driven Offshoot

Julian Gerighty, creative director for The Division 2 by Ubisoft, appears open to the idea of a story-driven spin-off to the squad-based online shooter. 

The idea started when TT Games level director Tim Spencer tagged Gerighty on Spencer's Twitter thoughts how he'd love a story-driven offshoot for the series.

I love the idea of a single player narrative driven spin off of @TheDivisionGame. Focusing on an agent trying to get home to their family after being sent to NYC, during the SHD blackout from the fall of DC. TLOU x Division. @jgerighty

Devotion Developers Say No Plans To Re-Release The Game Soon

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Devotion Developers Say No Plans To Re-Release The Game Soon

A frontrunner for one of 2019's strangest (and saddest) stories is the saga of Devotion. A first-person psychological horror game from Taiwan, Devotion gained a lot of anticipation and praise for its quality approach to creating an immersive, scary experience. However, shortly after its release, players discovered a Winnie The Pooh meme within the game that poked fun at Chinese president Xi Jinping. Shortly after, the game was delisted from Steam, and to make matters worse, developer Red Candle Games lost its business license in China.

Since the delisting, Red Candle Games has remained silent on whether the game would be coming back to Steam and what the future of the company looked like. Today, the company released a statement about Devotion's future. For those who were hoping for a speedy return for this scarefest, the news is not rosy. After a few passages offering an apology for the meme incident, Red Candle explicitly says that the company's co-founders have "reached a unanimous decision to not re-release Devotion in the near term."

The door isn't shut completely though. Red Candle goes on to say, "If in the future, the public is willing to view the game rationally and allow us an opportunity to rebuild trust with our players, Red Candle would consider re-releasing Devotion." 

Here's An Inside Look At PUBG's Anti-Cheat Efforts

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Here's An Inside Look At PUBG's Anti-Cheat Efforts

 Like many high-profile multiplayer games, cheating can become problematic and rampant. Recently, PUBG's developers released a video that gives a behind-the-scenes look at what the team does to discourage and decrease cheating.

Some of these efforts including aggressive approaches, like pursuing the help of law enforcement to track down and arrest those who make hacking tools themselves. The video, however, mostly touches upon internal tools that PUBG's Anti-Cheat Unit puts to use.

Watch the video below to find out how this is done.

This Fan-Made HD Remaster For Resident Evil 3 Is Impressive

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This Fan-Made HD Remaster For Resident Evil 3 Is Impressive

We've seen remasters and remakes in the past few years for certain Resident Evil entries, like Resident Evil 1 and 2, but if you've been itching for an HD remaster of 3, a dedicated fan and modder has made a solution for you.

Modder Mathieu Philippe has built Resident Evil 3: Seamless HD Project, a mod for the original Resident Evil 3 on GameCube that brings upscaled, edited, and restored graphics to the game.

This adds a sharper detail to all the environments, character models, menu screens, and more. You can watch a 10-minute preview below of how this all looks in-game.

Dauntless Receives Pirate-Themed Update Next Week

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Dauntless Receives Pirate-Themed Update Next Week

The free-to-play multiplayer monster hunting game Dauntless is receiving its first major update in just a couple days, titled Fortune and Glory.

The update brings new challenges called Trials, two new Hunt Passes, an in-game store called Lady Luck's Shop, and pirate gear. Trials will have players go head-to-head against bosses that have different modifiers and you will earn Steel Marks (a new currency) for completing them. A new "Dauntless" difficulty will award Gilded Marks instead, which is a rarer currency that allows you to buy more uncommon and unique cosmetic items.

This update also kicks off a new season called High Skies which comes with two Hunt Passes. Fortune and Glory officially launches on July 16.

Ubisoft Invites Fans To Create Music For Watch Dogs Legion

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Ubisoft Invites Fans To Create Music For Watch Dogs Legion

Ubisoft is partnering with HitRecord, a creative collaboration platform headed by actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, to invite fans to create their own custom music for Watch Dogs Legion.

HitRecord lets users upload user-created content like short films and music, and then other community members can remix it or collaborate with the original artist to make something new.

Ubisoft is looking for songs that fit into genres like rock, hip-hop, electronica, pop, metal, and punk. 10 original songs will be chosen, and $2,000 will be payed out to all involved contributors. If you're interested in competing, head here.

Reader Discussion – Which Games Have You Bought Battle Passes For?

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Reader Discussion – Which Games Have You Bought Battle Passes For?

Battle passes have become all the rage in multiplayer games. Most online competitive releases have them, and while the feature set and quality varies from game to game, most have one thing in common: Making an initial purchase, then leveling up by playing to unlock rewards you've ostensibly already payed for. On some occasions, you even have to pay extra once you have them. The whole thing is s clever way to squeeze more money out of dedicated players (you're already going to play you're passionate about. Why not pony up some cash and earn a few rewards for your "effort?"). But we want to know: How many of these things have you bought? Be honest.

Dota Underlords Gets Its First Free 'Proto Pass' While In Beta

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Dota Underlords Gets Its First Free 'Proto Pass' While In Beta

About a month after its initial beta release on Steam, Valve's official take on the auto-battler genre is getting its first battle pass.

The "Proto Pass," is free for all beta participants, though it's likely future iterations of this battle pass will have to be paid for. The pass lets players earn experience from playing games and offer various rewards for leveling up, including new boards to play on, visual flairs for win streaks and respawns, and fireworks going off when you win, among other things. For the full breakdown, check out Valve's official page.

Of course, a large part of the Proto Pass being free is that Valve is looking for feedback on the thing, so you see something you want or would like to tell the company what you think, be sure to send them feedback about it.