Witcher 3's Xbox One X Update Now Available

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Witcher 3's Xbox One X Update Now Available

CDProjekt Red gave The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt a PS4 Pro patch a few months back, and now Xbox One X players can experience a similar visual upgrade.

The Xbox One X upgrade patch gives players a couple of different visual options to choose from. The new 4K mode unsurprisingly runs the game in 4K resolution, with higher-resolution textures, better-looking shadows, and ambient occlusion and texture filtering – all at 30 frames per second. If you're more interested in a higher frame rate, performance mode renders the game at a minimum 1080p resolution while aiming for 60 FPS. Each mode also supports HDR displays.

Witcher 3's Xbox One X Update Now Available

about X hours ago from
Witcher 3's Xbox One X Update Now Available

CDProjekt Red gave The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt a PS4 Pro patch a few months back, and now Xbox One X players can experience a similar visual upgrade.

The Xbox One X upgrade patch gives players a couple of different visual options to choose from. The new 4K mode unsurprisingly runs the game in 4K resolution, with higher-resolution textures, better-looking shadows, and ambient occlusion and texture filtering – all at 30 frames per second. If you're more interested in a higher frame rate, performance mode renders the game at a minimum 1080p resolution while aiming for 60 FPS. Each mode also supports HDR displays.

Chrono Trigger Director Says Cancelled Sequel Ideas Exist In Final Fantasy Dimensions II

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Chrono Trigger Director Says Cancelled Sequel Ideas Exist In Final Fantasy Dimensions II

Takashi Tokita, one of the directors of Chrono Trigger, was asked by IGN about the chances of a Chrono Trigger sequel. Tokita, surprisingly, acknowledged the existence of the long-rumored Chrono Break and mentioned that ideas for the game live on in Final Fantasy Dimensions II, Square-Enix's mobile game.

"There was actually a time when I planned a new title called Chrono Break," Tokita told IGN. "Though it was canceled before accomplishing anything, the overall idea for the title was carried over to my latest game, Final Fantasy Dimensions II. Aemo’s character setting and the balance between the three characters at the beginning...these were based on the original concept [for Chrono Break] but were reworked for this title."

Final Fantasy Dimensions II was once a free-to-play mobile title that was receiving low reviews on app stores due to its monetization loop. Square-Enix ended the free-to-play service at the end of October and immediately relisted the game as a premium title with a $14.99 one-time cost.

Chrono Trigger Director Says Cancelled Sequel Ideas Exist In Final Fantasy Dimensions II

about X hours ago from
Chrono Trigger Director Says Cancelled Sequel Ideas Exist In Final Fantasy Dimensions II

Takashi Tokita, one of the directors of Chrono Trigger, was asked by IGN about the chances of a Chrono Trigger sequel. Tokita, surprisingly, acknowledged the existence of the long-rumored Chrono Break and mentioned that ideas for the game live on in Final Fantasy Dimensions II, Square-Enix's mobile game.

"There was actually a time when I planned a new title called Chrono Break," Tokita told IGN. "Though it was canceled before accomplishing anything, the overall idea for the title was carried over to my latest game, Final Fantasy Dimensions II. Aemo’s character setting and the balance between the three characters at the beginning...these were based on the original concept [for Chrono Break] but were reworked for this title."

Final Fantasy Dimensions II was once a free-to-play mobile title that was receiving low reviews on app stores due to its monetization loop. Square-Enix ended the free-to-play service at the end of October and immediately relisted the game as a premium title with a $14.99 one-time cost.

Apple Now Requires Disclosure Of Loot Box Odds On Apps

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Apple Now Requires Disclosure Of Loot Box Odds On Apps

As the association of loot boxes and gambling continue to spark controversy, Apple is implementing a new requirement to every app submitted that has randomized items for purchase. 

If you go to the developer review guidelines, it now lists the following: "Apps offering “loot boxes” or other mechanisms that provide randomized virtual items for purchase must disclose the odds of receiving each type of item to customers prior to purchase."

This means you should know the risk you're taking before you press the purchase button. Apple's disclosure requirements are similar to those in China, where games like Overwatch have to list the odds. Earlier this year, the ESRB (the industry-created ratings group) declared that it doesn't see loot boxes as gambling. Still, with more games turning to them for extra monetization, such as Star Wars: Battlefront II that temporarily removed them after backlash, regulation of randomized items continues to be a hot topic. 

Apple Now Requires Disclosure Of Loot Box Odds On Apps

about X hours ago from
Apple Now Requires Disclosure Of Loot Box Odds On Apps

As the association of loot boxes and gambling continue to spark controversy, Apple is implementing a new requirement to every app submitted that has randomized items for purchase. 

If you go to the developer review guidelines, it now lists the following: "Apps offering “loot boxes” or other mechanisms that provide randomized virtual items for purchase must disclose the odds of receiving each type of item to customers prior to purchase."

This means you should know the risk you're taking before you press the purchase button. Apple's disclosure requirements are similar to those in China, where games like Overwatch have to list the odds. Earlier this year, the ESRB (the industry-created ratings group) declared that it doesn't see loot boxes as gambling. Still, with more games turning to them for extra monetization, such as Star Wars: Battlefront II that temporarily removed them after backlash, regulation of randomized items continues to be a hot topic. 

Pokémon Go Holiday Update Adds Festive Pikachu And More

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Pokémon Go Holiday Update Adds Festive Pikachu And More

Pokémon Go is getting festive for the holiday season with plenty of fun additions. Starting today at 1:00 pm PST, Pikachu sporting a Santa hat comes back to town along with several other frosty Pokémon.

'Tis also the season for more ice and water Pokémon to appear around the world, including – for the first time – ones originally discovered in Hoenn region in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.  Also as an extra gift, the first PokéStop you visit each day between December 22 at 1:00 p.m. PST and December 25 at 1:00 p.m. PST will grant you a single-use Egg Incubator with your first Photo Disc spin.

Deals will be going on special boxes from the in-game shop, from December 21 to January 4. These will feature everything from super incubators and lure modules to all-new star pieces and premium raid passes. 

Pokémon Go Holiday Update Adds Festive Pikachu And More

about X hours ago from
Pokémon Go Holiday Update Adds Festive Pikachu And More

Pokémon Go is getting festive for the holiday season with plenty of fun additions. Starting today at 1:00 pm PST, Pikachu sporting a Santa hat comes back to town along with several other frosty Pokémon.

'Tis also the season for more ice and water Pokémon to appear around the world, including – for the first time – ones originally discovered in Hoenn region in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.  Also as an extra gift, the first PokéStop you visit each day between December 22 at 1:00 p.m. PST and December 25 at 1:00 p.m. PST will grant you a single-use Egg Incubator with your first Photo Disc spin.

Deals will be going on special boxes from the in-game shop, from December 21 to January 4. These will feature everything from super incubators and lure modules to all-new star pieces and premium raid passes. 

Switch Action RPG Dragon: Marked For Death Delayed To 2018

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Switch Action RPG Dragon: Marked For Death Delayed To 2018

The Inti-Creates action RPG, Dragon: Marked for Death, was scheduled for a 2017 release when it debuted on a Nintendo Direct in August. As December winds down, Inti-Creates has announced the obvious and the game has slipped into 2018.

The sprite-based brawler has been sparse on details, but it has been in development since 2011, when it began as an online 3DS game. After time, it slipped to Switch, but Inti-Creates has not said much about it since then after its playable PAX demo. The team is made up of former Mega Man Zero developers, so it has a good chance of being a solid action game.

You can check out the part of the Nintendo Direct that had Dragon: Marked for Death below. Hopefully it is not too deep into 2018.

Switch Action RPG Dragon: Marked For Death Delayed To 2018

about X hours ago from
Switch Action RPG Dragon: Marked For Death Delayed To 2018

The Inti-Creates action RPG, Dragon: Marked for Death, was scheduled for a 2017 release when it debuted on a Nintendo Direct in August. As December winds down, Inti-Creates has announced the obvious and the game has slipped into 2018.

The sprite-based brawler has been sparse on details, but it has been in development since 2011, when it began as an online 3DS game. After time, it slipped to Switch, but Inti-Creates has not said much about it since then after its playable PAX demo. The team is made up of former Mega Man Zero developers, so it has a good chance of being a solid action game.

You can check out the part of the Nintendo Direct that had Dragon: Marked for Death below. Hopefully it is not too deep into 2018.