Battlefield 1943 Storms Onto Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

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Battlefield 1943 Storms Onto Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

Hot on the heels of our first major look at Battlefield V, Battlefield 1943 is giving Xbox One players the chance to return to World War II early. 

Battlefield 1943 is coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today https://t.co/qPMRNs2ZLo pic.twitter.com/4TWMf08Og6

A more stylized take on the series' signature battles, Battlefield 1943 is multiplayer-only and condenses options down to three classes and four maps. Additionally, the game focuses on just two modes, Conquest and Air superiority.

Slash Some Notes As Darth Maul In Beat Saber

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Slash Some Notes As Darth Maul In Beat Saber

Beat Saber, a sort of Guitar Hero-meets-Jedi VR game has captured our attention recently, but YouTuber ragesaq is taking things to a new (and possibly more evil) level. 

With the shockingly simple idea of connecting the two controllers – electrical tape or PVC pipe are common suggestions – Beat Saber's two swords turn into one long, double blade. In tightly coordinated routines that resemble a combination of EDM dance and the Star Wars kid, ragesaq has hacked and slashed his way through dozens of the game's custom tracks. 

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Miramar Map Comes To PUBG On Xbox One Today

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Miramar Map Comes To PUBG On Xbox One Today

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is getting a little bigger today on Xbox One. The Miramar map, which has been available on PC since December, is coming to the console version of the game. 

The map has a desert theme, with rocky hills, canyons, and towns to navigate – and to hunt down your fellow players. The update also includes several new weapons, including the R45 revolver, a Win94 rifle, and a sawed-off shotgun. There are also a pair of new vehicles, including a van that seats six, and an offroad truck.

To see the PC version of the map, take a look at our episode of New Gameplay Today that focused on that very location.

Tekken 7 Celebrates One-Year Anniversary With Free DLC

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Tekken 7 Celebrates One-Year Anniversary With Free DLC

Anniversaries tend to sneak up on you, so mark May 31st on your calendar because it's the one-year anniversary of Tekken 7. To celebrate, Bandai Namco is giving away a host of free DLC content across all of the game's platforms.

Here's what you can look forward to (text from Bandai Namco):

Story Mode Costume Set

Runescape Classic Servers Shutting Down After Seventeen Years

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Runescape Classic Servers Shutting Down After Seventeen Years

Ever since its launch in 2001, the proto-MMORPG Runescape has been a cornerstone of a lot of formative gaming moments. Sadly, that all ends this August as the servers are finally going offline.

Runescape was developed by Jagex in the early 2000s and is likely familiar to people who read magazines like Next-Generation or, well, Game Informer back in the day. The online PC game introduced a generation to what might be possible with online interaction in the future and shaped a lot of what the modern game industry takes for granted.

It is not like the game has been continuously supported for the last two decades, though. Jagex stopped supporting the game years ago, which has lead to the title running wild with bugs, bots, and cheaters. The developers feel this has gone too far and become game-breaking and need to put the game out of its misery.

We Happy Few Refused Classification In Australia, Developer Responds

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We Happy Few Refused Classification In Australia, Developer Responds

We Happy Few, the fascist nightmare about oppressive drugs and the oppressors who distribute them, has been refused classification in Australia, leaving the developers baffled about what to do next.

The game appeared on Australia's ratings board's website yesterday, stating that the title was refused classification. This effectively means that the game can't be sold in Australia, which is especially an issue since the game was crowdfunded. It isn't clear why the game was denied classification, but the website states that the rating is reserved for games that "depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified."

PlayStation Boss Says Sony Portable Gaming Could Return

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PlayStation Boss Says Sony Portable Gaming Could Return

John Kodera, the new chief of Sony Interactive Entertainment, has been speaking his mind about the future of the PlayStation brand and has mentioned what he thinks of Sony and portable gaming.

Speaking to Bloomberg, Kodera broke with his predecessor Andrew House on the subject of portable gaming like the PlayStation Portable and the Vita, which House has said he believed to be limited globally. Kodera disagreed and wasn't sure that abandoning the idea is a final decision for Sony.

“In my opinion, rather than separating portable gaming from consoles, it’s necessary to continue thinking of [portable gaming] as one method to deliver more gaming experiences and exploring what our customers want from portable,” Kodera said at a roundtable interview on Wednesday in Tokyo according to Bloomberg. “We want to think about many options.”

Zone Of The Enders: The 2nd Runner – M∀RS Demo Out On PS4

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Zone Of The Enders: The 2nd Runner – M∀RS Demo Out On PS4

Konami has somewhat of a spotty history with HD remasters, so ZOE fans unsure about the newest update have a demo to take for a spin.

The Zone Of The Enders: The 2nd Runner – M∀RS demo takes advantage of all permutations of your PlayStation 4 hardware. On the PS4 Pro, you can play the demo at 4K. With the PSVR, you can obviously play the game's hopefully gentle VR mode. Both versions allow you to play with something called Pro controls, which allow you to have even more control over Jehuty and is designed for veterans.

The demo also has a training zone that you might want to spend some time in before heading out there. ZOE2 is hard to get the hang of and is designed to have a slow ramp from a very simple mech to basically being a god in mech form, so it doesn't demo extremely well. 

Update: Leisure Suit Larry Wet Dreams Don't Dry Confirmed

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Update: Leisure Suit Larry Wet Dreams Don't Dry Confirmed

Update: Assemble Entertainment has confirmed that Leisure Suit Larry is returning with the weirdly titled Wet Dreams Don't Die, which appears to be targeting the niche Swery 65 game Dark Dreams Don't Die for parody, for some reason.

The game superficially brings Larry into the modern age of smartphones with dating app "Timber" and photo social network "Insta-Crap." Millennials!

Leisure Suit Larry's steam page lists a Q4 release date for this year, so the game is likely very close to done.

George R. R. Martin To Produce Animated Movie

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George R. R. Martin To Produce Animated Movie

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George R. R. Martin is working with Warner Bros. Animation to bring his 1980 children's book The Ice Dragon to life on screen. The book follows a girl named Adara, who befriends a legendary ice dragon to save her world from destruction by fire-breathing dragons.

Martin announced April 25 that The Winds of Winter, the next novel in his A Song of Ice and Fire series, will not release in 2018. His book Fire & Blood, a history of the series' Targaryen family, is set to publish November 20.