BioWare's Letter To Fans Says The Best Is Yet To Come For Anthem

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BioWare's Letter To Fans Says The Best Is Yet To Come For Anthem

BioWare wants Anthem players to know the team is listening to them.

In a post on the company's official blog, BioWare general manager Casey Hudson unpacks everything the team has learned since Anthem launched last month, expressing disappointment that the shared-world shooter launched with so many issues. According to Hudson, many of those issues couldn't reveal themselves until the game was "operating at a scale of millions of players."

BioWare is actively working to improve Anthem; the team has already rolled out more than 200 improvements to the game targeting stability, loot and progression, and more. They hope these fixes encourage players to stick around for the team to show what its live service game can do, including an upcoming event called The Cataclysm, which launches in May.

Major Changes Coming To Red Dead Online This Spring

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Major Changes Coming To Red Dead Online This Spring

Red Dead Online is getting a load of features in the coming months. Starting today, players can take part in a new Free Roam Event with its own batch of exclusive items and bonuses. And in the four weeks that follow, Rockstar Games is implementing more Showdown and Racing Modes for those of you that prefer traditional PVP experiences. The game's next major update, however, drops at an undisclosed time this spring. Of importance are the changes to Red Dead Online's Hostility System and "Offensive and Defensive" playing style options.

In lieu of the frustration tethered to griefing in the open world, the Hostility System serves as a definitive countermeasure. Rockstar plans to prevent victims of griefing from accruing Hostility points as well as large bounties while safeguarding themselves. This ties into the new Defensive play style that protects players looking for a less confrontational experience, simply fishing, hunting, and riding their horses in peace. Players that select the Defensive option cannot be lassoed, locked onto by trigger-happy adversaries, or immediately eliminated by headshots. Of course when fired upon, the Hostility System will go into effect, allowing you to exact some much-needed vengeance without any ramifications. 

Combat Medic Baptiste Is Now Available In Overwatch's Quickplay And Arcade

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Combat Medic Baptiste Is Now Available In Overwatch's Quickplay And Arcade

After making his debut on Overwatch's public test region (PTR) on PC, combat medic Baptiste is now available for play on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Baptiste wields a biotic launcher with a three-round burst, can activate a regenerative burst that heals him and nearby teammates, and deploy a device that creates an immortality field that lives up to its name and prevents death for teammates. He also is equipped with exo boots that gives him the ability to leap higher after a quick crouch, and can use a matrix to amplify the healing and damage done by projectiles that touch it.

Baptiste is 36 years old and has set up camp in Tortuga, Haiti. He's an ex-Talon operative who now provides aid to humanitarian efforts. You can see what he's all about in Overwatch's quickplay and numerous arcade modes, but still can't use him in competitive play. This is a typical hero roll out from Blizzard. Baptiste should make his way to competitive play in the coming weeks.

You can check out Blizzard's insight into creating this character in this eight-minute video:

Apex Legends Season One Now Live

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Apex Legends Season One Now Live

Update: The first season of Apex Legends is now live.

Welcome to the Wild Frontier. Season 1 begins NOW: https://t.co/1hv7ImFRmC pic.twitter.com/0tRWd8rZ3W

After racking up more than 50 million players, Respawn is all set to launch its first season of new content for its ultra-popular free-to-play battle royale, Apex Legends. The first season, dubbed Wild Frontier, will begin at 10:00 am PDT tomorrow, and will be accompanied by a battle pass.

King Of Fighters Allstar Makes Its Way West In 2019

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King Of Fighters Allstar Makes Its Way West In 2019

King of Fighters Allstar is a side-scrolling RPG that features every character from King of Fighter's long history. It released in Japan last year, followed shortly by Korea, but developers Netmarble announced today that the mobile action-RPG will make its way to North America, Europe, and Latin America sometime in 2019.

You navigate your character using the touchscreen and have simple three-button controls for attacks as you take down waves of enemies and the occasional boss encounter. Think Streets of Rage but with KoF characters and an RPG progression system.

No more specific release date was given, but it will make its way to iOS and the Google Play Store this year. And while there was no reported price for the game, it is is free in Japan, so it is likely going to retain the same free to play model when it makes its way to the West. 

King Of Fighters Allstar Makes Its Way West In 2019

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King Of Fighters Allstar Makes Its Way West In 2019

King of Fighters Allstar is a side-scrolling RPG that features every character from King of Fighter's long history. It released in Japan last year, followed shortly by Korea, but developers Netmarble announced today that the mobile action-RPG will make its way to North America, Europe, and Latin America sometime in 2019.

You navigate your character using the touchscreen and have simple three-button controls for attacks as you take down waves of enemies and the occasional boss encounter. Think Streets of Rage but with KoF characters and an RPG progression system.

No more specific release date was given, but it will make its way to iOS and the Google Play Store this year. And while there was no reported price for the game, it is is free in Japan, so it is likely going to retain the same free to play model when it makes its way to the West. 

Google Announces Stadia, A Powerful New Game Streaming Service

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Google Announces Stadia, A Powerful New Game Streaming Service

Google CEO Sundar Pichai admits he's not a big gamer, but he's got big plans for gamers around the world. Today Google revealed its new game streaming platform, Stadia, with a stated goal to bring the best games to everyone in the world. "When we say for everyone, we really mean it. It's one of our most cherished values at the company," Pichai says.

Here's everything we know about the platform right now.

The Google data center network powering Stadia covers 19 regions, 58 zones, and 200-plus countries and territories, bringing the 4K, 60-fps games to 2 billion people via any device using the Chrome browser. This includes desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and televisions. This means players can bring games like Assassin's Creed Odyssey anywhere they take their devices and pick up right where they left off. In the future, the service will support 8K resolutions.

Watch The Google Gaming Announcement Here

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Watch The Google Gaming Announcement Here

Google has teased a big announcement in the gaming space, and you can watch it right here in the header of this article when the stream goes live at 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific.

We don't know a ton about the impending announcement, but it comes on the heels of a test of Project Stream, a stream-based gaming service that, during the test, let users play Assassin's Creed Odyssey through Google Chrome on PCs that typically wouldn't be able to handle such a demanding game. We also got a glimpse of a potential controller design through a patent.

It all happens at 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific. We'll also have plenty of additional information on the site, so be sure to come back after the dust settles on the announcement.

Update: The Google Stadia GDC Keynote Has Concluded

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Update: The Google Stadia GDC Keynote Has Concluded

Update: The GDC 2019 keynote from Google resulted in the announcement of Google Stadia. You can read all about it here.

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Google has teased a big announcement in the gaming space, and you can watch it right here in the header of this article when the stream goes live at 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific.

Toy Story 4's Trailer Asks "Why Am I Alive?"

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Toy Story 4's Trailer Asks

Toy Story 4 has had a collection of teaser trailers showing new characters in brief snippets, but its first full trailer finally reveals what the general story is about. It also asks some big questions like, "Why am I alive?" It also shows off some very, very creepy ventriloquist dolls.

Toy Story 4 is coming to theaters on June 21.