PSA: Borderlands' Enhanced Game Of The Year Edition Experiencing Matchmaking Issues

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PSA: Borderlands' Enhanced Game Of The Year Edition Experiencing Matchmaking Issues

Since its release earlier this week, players have been experiencing matchmaking issues with Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition. Developer Gearbox Software is aware of the issues, but has not yet issued a fix.

Across the Gearbox forums and Reddit both, users have been reporting being unable to connect to their friends' games, from having only some of their friends connect to be being unable to connect with anyone. While many of the reports are coming from PS4 users, Xbox One users are also reporting some issues connecting to their friends' games. Considering the game is widely lauded as being a great four-player co-op game, this is a pretty major issue. Some have reported being able to fix the issue on their own by using port-forwarding on their router, however.

Others are also reporting an issue with receiving the free 75 gold chest keys offered to players who connect their Gearbox Shift account that has played another Borderlands game.

Hideo Kojima Spotted In Trailer For 'Drive' Director's New Amazon Prime Series

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Hideo Kojima Spotted In Trailer For 'Drive' Director's New Amazon Prime Series

The trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive)'s new Amazon Prime-exclusive series Too Old To Die Young is interesting for a few reasons: the stark lighting and visual design, the great choice of song. But one reason that's relevant to video game fans is that Hideo Kojima makes an appearance.

The trailer, which premiered earlier this week, has a quick appearance by the Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding creator at around the 1:54 mark. While his role looks to be relatively minor (although he's shown cutting of a man's finger, he's not credited in the trailer), it's interesting to see him pop up at all.

It shouldn't be too surprising, however; Kojima has previously been seeing with Refn, and has recently become known for being seen with several different celebrities (including the marquee stars of Death Stranding). It's also not the first time he's been seen on film: He made an appearance in the 2003 Japanese film Azumi, as well as the 2000 film Versus.

Destiny 2's Upcoming 'Arc Week' Buffs Quite A Few Subclasses

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Destiny 2's Upcoming 'Arc Week' Buffs Quite A Few Subclasses

Bungie has created a new weeklong holiday in Destiny 2, and it's all about riding the lightning. And subclass buffs.

Starting April 9, "Arc Week" will implement a number of permanent buffs for several lightning-based sub-classes and branches. For Titans, The Way of the Juggernaut subclass sees a much-needed power boost to their shoot-punch-shoot loop; Hunter Arcstriders' Way of the Warrior also get some punch-based love, while the Way of the Wind will be more survivable; the Warlock Stormcallers' Attunement of Conduction should feel more powerful, while the Attunement of the Elements becomes a stronger source of support for teams.

Non-Arc subclass branches also get some buffs. The Warlock's Void Walker Nova Warp super is getting some minor buffs after being heavily nerfed in the last round of major balance changes, while the Dawnblade Everlasting Fire perk should now be far more useful. Bungie is also looking into the Spectral Blades Hunter super. "We know it’s out of bounds and are working right now on a few tweaks to bring it back in line," Designer Dan Gniady says.

PSA: Elder Scrolls Blades Officially Available To Everyone, Still In Early Access

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PSA: Elder Scrolls Blades Officially Available To Everyone, Still In Early Access

Last week, The Elder Scrolls: Blades released into early access, though that release was more like a closed beta with random invites. Yesterday, the game became available to everyone.

Bethesda's official Twitter account announced the news that now anyone who has a Bethesda account can play the game. Signing up for a Bethesda account is free, so you shouldn't have too many problems playing the game if you want to.

The news also comes with a large update for the game that fixes a few bugs. Bethesda is also looking for feedback regarding "the most difficult enemy in the game… the silver chest," referring to how silver chests are numerous, take a long time to open due to how chests are on timer, and often aren't worth the rewards inside, causing some players to want to actively avoid getting them.

What To Watch This Weekend: Counter-Strike, Overwatch, And Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

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What To Watch This Weekend: Counter-Strike, Overwatch, And Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

This weekend, the Overwatch League is back! Now with fewer hand signs!

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive's big i-League major wraps up this weekend. There are only a handful of teams left, so hopefully these last few matches don't disappoint. (Stream / Schedule)

The Overwatch League is back in full swing, which is good news! Even better news: The Shanghai Dragons are playing today! (Stream / Schedule)

Super Mario Maker Recreated Inside Little Big Planet 3

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Super Mario Maker Recreated Inside Little Big Planet 3

The test of any game-creation tool is whether you can create Super Mario Bros.' 1-1 in it, which will usually happen on the first day of any given creation software. That bar has now been raised, as someone has made the ultimate toolset for making Super Mario Bros.' 1-1 inside of Little Big Planet 3 by porting Super Mario Maker to it.

You can check it out in action below courtesy of YouTuber Ayee. The actual creator is named ClapTrap9.

It's honestly fascinating how this thing works, as it apes Super Mario Maker really accurately. I guess it makes sense since a level-builder would have to operate solely around simple logic so that users can interface with it in  a way that makes obvious sense. So making an approximation of it probably comes down to understanding that logic and recreating it, which still doesn't seem like a small task.

Game Developers Conference Talks Like God Of War, Spider-Man, And Devil May Cry 5 Now Available Online

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Game Developers Conference Talks Like God Of War, Spider-Man, And Devil May Cry 5 Now Available Online

The Game Developer's Conference took place in San Francisco just a few weeks ago, bringing together the industry's most revered, impressive, and upcoming talent to the Moscone Convention Center to give talks to other developers about their design processes and just plain tell stories about the trenches. Some of these developers are from big budget games like God of War and Spider-Man while there's mobile hits like Pokemon Go and upcoming indie titles like Afterparty with talks, as well.

You can access the GDC vault right here.

From the panels we attended, we definitely recommend A Technical Postmortem of Spider-Man with Elan Ruskin, a post-mortem of Devil May Cry 5 with Hideaki Itsuno (beware if you haven't beaten the game, Itsuno starts with the final scene and keeps going from there), Cory Barlog's fantastic God of War talk where he relates the story of the game's reveal, how Tetris Effect became the game it is, and way more than we can list here.

Rumor: Xbox Live Gold And Gamepass Will Be Sold As Monthly Bundle

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Rumor: Xbox Live Gold And Gamepass Will Be Sold As Monthly Bundle

Rumors have been swirling today from various well-connected sources saying that Microsoft is going to soon introduce a combined subscription for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass. This combination would bundle both of the Xbox's fairly essential services into one subscription service.

The rumor comes first from known leaker hoXod on Twitter, who pegged the combined bundle at $14.99. Thurott and then later The Verge then came out to confirm that their sources have indicated the same thing. For month-to-month users, that works out to a $5 savings. For everyone else, it's not really much of a savings, but is likely more convenient for the end user.

For Microsoft, this is likely the best way to get players hesitant to subscribe to Game Pass for longterm periods to stay subscribed. While there has been a bevvy of free trials and what one might describe as Game Pass-ideal titles that have boosted numbers, maintained subscriptions have been a lot more difficult. When it is tied to online multiplayer access, people might be more willing to pony up the extra cash per month.

Fortnite Adding Respawn Vans In Next Update

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Fortnite Adding Respawn Vans In Next Update

You can say a lot about Epic and Fortnite but you can't say they're slow to react. When there's an advancement in the battle royale genre, Epic makes no bones about taking what works in those games and applying them to Fortnite. That probably explains the newest update to Fortnite, which adds Apex Legends' (and some other battle royale games') respawn mechanic to Fortnite Battle Royale.

Dubbed "the Reboot Van," the new feature has the same function as beacons from Apex Legends. When someone on your squad bites it, you can collect their reboot card alongside their loot. Cash the reboot card in at a reboot van to bring said squadmate back. But it's a van, so very different.

Epic has made some Fortnite-style tweaks, to be fair. Using the van causes the alarms to go off, alerting anyone nearby. Whoever's not nearby will see shafts of light erupt from the area, telling everyone how many people are being revived. It's a risk to use, because it's basically holding up a flashing sign telling everyone to come take you out.

Report: Next Assassin's Creed Will Center Around Vikings

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Report: Next Assassin's Creed Will Center Around Vikings

Ubisoft occasionally likes to tease upcoming projects in their released games and slowly just wait for people to figure it out. This seems to be the case with The Division 2, which featured posters of a viking since release. YouTuber JoRaptor noticed that the posters contained something a lot more identifying, however: the Apple of Eden, Assassin's Creed series-spanning maguffin with magic powers. This hints at a new Assassin's Creed game set in the cold Norse waters, but Kotaku has gone ahead to chime in with their own sources to confirm it.

A viking game makes sense with the current direction of the series, which focuses more on action RPG combat, character builds, and lots of boats. In that sense, a viking game flows well from what Assassin's Creed Odyssey established with its Grecian theme and structure last year. With the Apple of Eden playing a part in the poster, it seems likely the First Civilization treasure will have something to do with the game's story.