Latest PUBG Xbox One Update Rolls Back Vehicle Changes Made In Previous Update

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Latest PUBG Xbox One Update Rolls Back Vehicle Changes Made In Previous Update

A new update has hit the servers for the Xbox One version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, which seems primarily designed to eliminate the vehicle damage changes made in the update made before it.

The previous update made adjustments to vehicle damage, making said vehicles do more damage and take more damage. The update also came with a host of new and different bugs, so it is being rolled back entirely. 

"We received a lot of great feedback following the changes made to vehicle/player damage," the developers wrote on the official forums. "We continue to tune and balance this element of gameplay, and are therefore reverting back to increased damage if a player is struck by a vehicle."

PS4 Update Brings Custom Wallpapers And Supersampling To Pro

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PS4 Update Brings Custom Wallpapers And Supersampling To Pro

As PlayStation owners ardently wait for the chance to change usernames, they'll need to remain as content as possible with what alterations Sony releases for its flagship console in the meantime. Fortunately, the latest 5.50 firmware update comes with a few quality-of-life changes and notable features that make the console's UI and performance a little better.

Taking a page from Nintendo's parental controls for the Switch, Sony is bringing in a new layer of control that parents have over their kids' play sessions by setting time limits. Those who are under such restrictions will be warned with notifications to save if they can, but if they ask for a few more minutes, parents can add extra time via their smartphone or PC. Small changes include a library category set aside for PlayStation Plus game downloads, hiding apps, shortcuts for playing music via Spotify, and deleting old notifications.

Being able to customize your background with custom images is a nice touch, too, but PS4 Pro owners without 4K televisions will be happy to see the "supersampling mode." This will downscale higher resolutions to match your TV, paving the way for better image clarity and sharpness. You can read the whole list of changes coming with this update by clicking here.

Sasha 'Scarlett' Hostyn Is The First Woman To Win A Premier StarCraft II Tournament

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Sasha 'Scarlett' Hostyn Is The First Woman To Win A Premier StarCraft II Tournament

Sasha 'Scarlett' Hostyn has made StarCraft II history by being the first woman to win a premier StarCraft II tournament in beating two-time WCS Global Champion Kim "sOs" Yoo Jin 4-1 at last weekend's Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Season XII tournament in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Although a handful of women have been making a name for themselves in the StarCraft II scene by winning tournaments, Hostyn is the first to win big at a Premier-tier event like IEM Pyeongchang. Previously, Hostyn had won Major-tier events like the 2012 Battle.net North American Championship and and the 2012 World Championship Series' Canadian Nationals. She is also the second foreigner to win a Premier tournament in South Korea.

Hostyn had been performing well since her return to the StarCraft II scene in late 2015, racking up several top-eight placements at premier events in the run-up to IEM Pyeongchang.

Fan-Made Book Compilation Overviews And Critiques History of CRPGs

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Fan-Made Book Compilation Overviews And Critiques History of CRPGs

As the videogame industry continues to expand beyond a billion-dollar business, several people have realized how poorly its nascence has been preserved. Why would it be, considering how the medium was largely lumped into the category of child's toys? Cartridges, ads, magazines - the seemingly unimportant or obscure things of the past are hard to come by (if not already lost to time), as The Video Game History Foundation's Frank Cifaldi discussed with our podcast host Ben Hanson. With this in mind, it's great to see a project that was made by and for fans: a 528-page book detailing the nature and history of the CRPG genre followed by 400 reviewed games.

Felipe Pepe oversaw the publication and consolidation of the book's dozens of voluntary contributions coming from 112 fans, writers, and developers ranging from BioWare's Ian Frazier to video essayist George Weidman. In addition to the history and reviews, there are "mod suggestions and hints on how to run games on modern hardware" as well. You can download the book for free from the official website. A physical edition with proofread and potential extra content may see the light of day depending on if the demand is great enough.

[Source: The CRPG Project via Kotaku]

LinkedIn Profile Suggests Bandai Namco Is Working On Switch-Exclusive FPS And Ridge Racer 8

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LinkedIn Profile Suggests Bandai Namco Is Working On Switch-Exclusive FPS And Ridge Racer 8

Late last night, a LinkedIn profile was discovered of a developer at Bandai Namco, which seemingly spilled a lot of beans about the company's upcoming projects.

The LinkedIn bio made reference to several projects past and present, as is the point of the resume-oriented website, but also tipped its hand on games that have yet to be announced. In one instance, the profile references an "Unannounced IP (First Person Shooter/Adventure Exclusive to the Nintendo Switch)," which is very specific wording.

Another listing outright refers to Ridge Racer 8, a game which has not been announced in any capacity from Bandai Namco, and details it as a "drift-based high speed car racing [game] exclusive to the Nintendo Switch."

Latest Deadpool Sequel Trailer Shows Josh Brolin's Cable

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Latest Deadpool Sequel Trailer Shows Josh Brolin's Cable

A new trailer for the Deadpool sequel gives us our first look at Josh Brolin as Cable in action.

The preview begins in typical, serious-toned superhero movie fashion as Brolin describes the hell his character has been through. Then in expected fashion, Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool interrupts the trailer – and takes a jab at Warner Bros. using visual effects to remove Henry Cavill's mustache in Justice League – by showing him playing with a Deadpool and Cable doll, with the former figure dressed in attire similar to Woody from Toy Story. This is probably a small nod to Disney buying much of 21st Century Fox, and includes the film rights to Deadpool.

The rest of the trailer shows various action scenes such as Cable battling heavily armored soldiers, Deadpool out of costume fighting with a frying pan, and a first look at Zazie Beetz's portrayal of Domino. Returning characters shown include Brianna Hildebrand as Negasoinc Teenage Warhead, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, and Leslia Uggams as Blind Al.

Here's The First Official Trailer For Jessica Jones Season 2

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Here's The First Official Trailer For Jessica Jones Season 2

Marvel has dropped the official trailer for season two of Jessica Jones, which seems look backwards for its plotline.

Based on the trailer, season two looks to focus on the origin story of Jessica Jones, including what happened to her parents and the mysterious experiments that gave Jones her powers. Jessica Jones originally premiered on Netflix back in 2015, but Jones was also featured in Marvel's mashup The Defenders in August 2017. All of the episodes for Jessica Jones season two will be available on March 8. 

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Report: Final Fantasy VII Remake's Cloud Will Be True To The Original By Being Dorkier

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Report: Final Fantasy VII Remake's Cloud Will Be True To The Original By Being Dorkier

With the Final Fantasy VII Remake still about three years out, fans are eager to learn any new details about how it will stay true or alter the design of FFVII. One thing that might stay the same might feel like a change for fans, however, as Cloud Strife may be dorkier in the remake than players remember.

According to Siliconera, the artist behind the original FFVII and director of the remake Tetsuya Nomura said during an exhibition celebrating the Final Fantasy series' 30th anniversary in Japan that although many remember Cloud as a brooding hero, he was more of a dork in the original game. "I believe those of you who played the the original would understand what I mean by saying he’s a dorky character,” he said.

Development leader on the remake Naoki Hamaguchi said that while redesigning Cloud's character was difficult for the team, Nomura has finally signed off the current design. Nomura event commented that the current design is “the closest one to the original up until now."

The Surge 2 Announced For 2019

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The Surge 2 Announced For 2019

The first Surge title (click here for Reiner's review) had its share of positives, and developer Deck13 is looking to expand on the limb-targeting action game in the new city-based Surge 2 in 2019.

Surge 2 is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and the team wants to use a "sprawling" city environment to jumpstart what it admits was a failing of the first: boring level design.

The first game's limb-targeting system also returns with more options, and other areas of the game, such as your abilities, implants, and the title's bosses and enemies, are also being expanded upon.

Trio Of Jurassic Park Tables Coming To Pinball FX3

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Trio Of Jurassic Park Tables Coming To Pinball FX3

Zen Studios is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park with three tables from the franchise for Pinball FX3.

The tables – out on February 20 on all Pinball FX3 platforms – draw from Jurassic World and Jurassic Park, including a raptor pen, escaping from a T.Rex, the ability to be a stegosaurus, and much more.

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