Netflix Renews Stranger Things For A Season 3

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Netflix Renews Stranger Things For A Season 3

Stranger Things fans who can't get enough of the period piece Netflix show will be happy to know the streaming service has given the green light on a third season.

The confirmation came today via Twitter, which also held a poll this morning asking if people wanted a third season of Stranger Things. The poll, which at the time of writing is 58% for Yes and 42% for No, seems fairly split with a lot of replies saying they think the series does not need to go on indefinitely. Obviously, those concerns are losing out and Netflix disagrees.

There's no word on the timing of season 3, but Netflix has been pretty consistent about launching shows annually. I myself just started season 2 last night, so they can take their time for my sake.

Next Assassin's Creed Origins Update Adds Horde Mode, New Difficulty

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Next Assassin's Creed Origins Update Adds Horde Mode, New Difficulty

A new update for Assassin's Creed Origins coming this month adds a host of new features and the final fight against the trio of Egyptian gods ending with the warrior Goddess Sekhmet.

The update adds Nightmare mode, a mode that makes enemies far more resilient to Bayek's attacks. Separately, an enemy scaling option is available for all difficulty modes, which brings lower level enemies up to Bayek's level in the main game, ensuring that there is still challenge even in older areas.

A new event quest is being added, titled Here Comes a New Challenger, that functions as a horde mode for the game. Unlimited waves of foes come at you for as long as you are able to survive.

Jak II, Jak 3, And Jak X Combat Racing Arrive As PS2 Classics On PS4 December 6

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Jak II, Jak 3, And Jak X Combat Racing Arrive As PS2 Classics On PS4 December 6

While Jak & Daxter's first outing, The Precursor Legacy, has been available as a PS2 Classic on the PlayStation 4, the rest of the series has been floating in the ether for a few months. Sony has confirmed that will no longer be the case come December 6.

Jak II, Jak 3, and Jak X Combat Racing, all weirdly differently structured titles, will be arriving on the PlayStation 4 digitally next week. They can be purchased either as a bundle or separately.

Jak II took the strange tact of going for a more serious tone after the playful cereal box mascot atmosphere of the first game. Jak 3 eschewed some of that Grand Theft Auto influence and also roman numerals. Jak X was a racing game wherein all of Jak's friends got poisoned and had to win a race for the antidote but they all tried to kill each other during the race which does not make much pragmatic sense.

PUBG's Creator Now Says All Xbox One Versions Run At 30 FPS

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PUBG's Creator Now Says All Xbox One Versions Run At 30 FPS

In a recent interview with GamesTM, Brendan Greene – aka the titular PlayerUnknown of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds – said the Xbox One X version of his battle-royale shooter was "definitely" running at 60 FPS on the Xbox One X console. This morning, he backed away from those words saying that "PUBG will run at 30 FPS across all Xbox One devices."

As you can see in the tweet embedded below, he cites the game's early development status as part of the reason why a higher frame rate isn't possible at this time. The game enters Microsoft's Game Preview program on December 12.

While I previously stated PUBG would run at higher FPS at XGP launch on 12/12, I want to clarify that PUBG will run at 30 FPS across all @Xbox One devices. We’re constantly refining the game & exploring options to increase FPS, but this early in dev, we’re unable to confirm more.

Hawaii State Legislator: Regulation "Could Be A Slippery Slope"

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Hawaii State Legislator: Regulation

In an interview with Glixel, one of the legislators responsible for last week's press conference confirming the state of Hawaii is investigating the legality of lootboxes was asked about regulation.

“The fear when you introduce government legislation into private enterprise is that we are going to overreach,” State Representative Sean Quinlan told Glixel. “That is my fear. Ultimately, it’s best for the industry to self-police.” But Quinlan does not expect this to be especially likely.

“I know they have a fiduciary responsibility to shareholders, but I think they have a responsibility to customers too,” Quinlan says. “So the ESRB could say that if a game has loot crates, it gets a 21-plus rating. I wouldn’t want it to be a federal law. I think that could be a very slippery slope.”

Shadow Of The Colossus Developer Commentary Shows Off Its Beautifully Remade Intro

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Shadow Of The Colossus Developer Commentary Shows Off Its Beautifully Remade Intro

Shadow of the Colossus, the PlayStation 4 remake of the 2005 Fumitu Ueda classic, is coming in just a few months, but you can whet your appetite by watching developer Bluepoint walk you through the intro to the game.

The remake was announced this past E3 as a top-down graphical overhaul, but with few changes to the actual content of the game, so no missing Colossi or new areas. The most significant change is a new control scheme to attempt to bring Shadow of the Colossus' controls to a new audience.

Additionally, Bluepoint is targeting 60 FPS when the game is played on a PlayStation 4 Pro.

Epic Outlines The Future Of Fortnite

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Epic Outlines The Future Of Fortnite

Whether or not Fortnite's success caught Epic off guard is anyone's guess, but the developer is being surprisingly reactive and outlining where they plan to take the game in the coming months.

In a blog post today, Epic talked about how they plan to improve things like teaming up with friends, team killing, and improvements to the game's visual fidelity.

Epic wants to revamp the way players can play together, trying to fix the current system of Duos and Squads. Certain regions, like Oceania, don't even have Duos playlists, so the developer plans to take action to fix that.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Is 60 FPS On Xbox One X, Less On Basic Xbox One

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Is 60 FPS On Xbox One X, Less On Basic Xbox One

Brendan Greene, known best as PlayerUnknown, confirmed to GamesTM that the mega-popular battle royale game is aiming to run at 60 frames per second on the Xbox One with about half that on the standard Xbox One.

"Definitely on Xbox One X, 60FPS. On Xbox One, we’re not sure," said Greene. "We may have to limit it at 30FPS, maybe, but the last time I saw it, it was running at about 30 to 40."

Greene explained that framerate is not that important for shooters like Battlegrounds, so the difference between the two versions will not be drastic.

Luke Was Almost Blind In The Last Jedi, Says Director Rian Johnson

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Luke Was Almost Blind In The Last Jedi, Says Director Rian Johnson

In an interview with Rolling Stone, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson pontificated on an idea he had to make Luke blind in the third trilogy.

"Did I ever tell you that early on when I was trying to figure out the story for this," Johnson said to co-interviewee Mark Hamill, "I had a brief idea I was chasing where I was like, 'What if Luke is blind? What if he's, like, the blind samurai?' But we didn't do it. You're welcome. Didn't stick." 

Star Wars canon has a very recent blind character, the monk Chirrut Îmwe from Death Star plans heist movie Rogue One last year. Johnson points out that his blind Luke idea predated the blind monk, however.

New Star Wars: Battlefront II Patch Adds More Reinforcements To Galactic Assault, Stops Boba Fett Exploits

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New Star Wars: Battlefront II Patch Adds More Reinforcements To Galactic Assault, Stops Boba Fett Exploits

EA and DICE have just released notes for Patch 1.03, which they say covers issues they found as they wrapped up development on the game.

To begin with, each phase of Galactic Assault now includes more reinforcements, a big change to help balance. It also includes a number of big and small bug fixes, like collision issues or doors not opening for Villains in the Heroes vs. Villains mode. The patch notes also mention that Boba Fett cannot just hover high in the sky above a capture point, which raises the question of how that got into release in the first place.

The patch also fixed the issue with the post-match MVP screen, which will now recognize players based on scores rather than specific honors like had previously been implemented. The former method lead to things like this screenshot taken by @Campster of one player getting all the accolades at the end of the match.