Monster Hunter World PC Will Get Graphics Tweaks In April

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Capcom has released a number of updates for Monster Hunter World since it launched last year. Most notably, Dante, Geralt of Rivia, and even Street Fighter's Ryu have found their way into the game's expansive world. Ahead of the major Iceborne expansion's launch this fall, Capcom is planning to release an update that introduces graphical changes to the PC version of the game.

The news comes via a message on Steam. The update, scheduled to go live on April 4, will include a new high-resolution texture pack, and will be available as free DLC through the Steam store. Hunters must make room for 40GB of data on their hard drive and have at least 8GB of VRAM installed to accommodate. Further system requirements will be outlined after the update.

Also in the update is a new "TAA+FXAA" (temporal anti-aliasing and fast approximate anti-aliasing, respectively) option, which will be added to the Advanced Graphics Settings menu. Additionally, when selecting the "Take All" option, all items will display at the rewards screen upon quest completion. Hunters using the "Focus Camera" option should notice smoother, more precise mouse controls. "Friends Can Join" will be included in the Private Session Settings, and, finally, the update will include bug fixes related to localization and more, though Capcom hasn't specified what other bugs will be ironed out.

Battlefield 5's Free 2019 Content Roadmap Outlined: Firestorm And Beyond

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EA DICE has revealed the 2019 content roadmap for Battlefield V. The first piece of content drops next week, while the rest is scheduled for the summer and fall. All of the content is free across Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

On March 25, Chapter 3: Trial By Fire begins in Battlefield V. Firestorm, the game's battle royale mode, launches day one, with additional Combined Arms challenges coming in April and a new multiplayer game mode, called Outpost, coming in June.

Firestorm is the major piece of new content releasing as part of Trial By Fire. The battle royale mode plays similarly to other games in the genre, but Battlefield V changes up the formula by putting an emphasis on vehicles and including destructible environments. The zone wall is also an encroaching wall of flame that burns down everything in its path.

Watch PS4 "State Of Play" Stream Here

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Sony has announced its own streaming presentation. The first such "State of Play" showcase will debut on Monday, March 25, and promises a series of updates, news, and game announcements for PS4 and PSVR.

You'll be able to watch the stream in its entirety right here on GameSpot. Sony suggested in its announcement that this will be the first of many streaming presentations that it airs throughout the year, and that new ones will be coming regularly. Nintendo and Microsoft both hold similar presentations, called Nintendo Direct and Inside Xbox, respectively.

Though Sony hasn't detailed which games it will be showing off, it has several upcoming titles that could be part of the showcase. The Last of Us 2, Ghost of Tsushima, Dreams, Days Gone, and Death Stranding are all in the pipeline, and Sony is likely to pepper in some indies and VR exclusives as well. The company announced it will be skipping E3 this year, so a series of smaller presentations may be part of its way to fill the gap.

Watch PS4's "State Of Play" Stream Here: Start Times And More

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Sony has announced its own streaming presentation. The first such "State of Play" showcase will debut on Monday, March 25, and promises a series of game reveals, trailers, news, and more for PS4 and PSVR.

You'll be able to watch the stream in its entirety right here on GameSpot. Sony suggested in its announcement that this will be the first of many streaming presentations that it airs throughout the year, and that new ones will be coming regularly. Nintendo and Microsoft both hold similar presentations, called Nintendo Direct and Inside Xbox, respectively.

Though Sony hasn't detailed which games it will be showing off, it has several upcoming titles that could be part of the showcase. The Last of Us 2, Ghost of Tsushima, Dreams, Days Gone, and Death Stranding are all in the pipeline, and Sony is likely to pepper in some indies and VR exclusives as well. The company announced it will be skipping E3 this year, so a series of smaller presentations may be part of its way to fill the gap.

Shang Tsung Joins Mortal Kombat 11 As First DLC Character

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Shang Tsung Joins Mortal Kombat 11 As First DLC Character

NetherRealm Studios has revealed the first DLC character coming to Mortal Kombat 11: the master sorcerer, Shang Tsung. During a panel at C2E2, a video featuring the character was shown and, surprisingly, confirmed that he will be based on the version seen in the 1995 movie.

In the Mortal Kombat movie, Shang Tsung was played by actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and his likeness has been used for his newest iteration. As well as being Mortal Kombat 11's first DLC character, Shang Tsung will also serve as the host, narrator, and guide for players when they enter the Krypt.

Tsung is one of six playable fighters who will be released as part of Mortal Kombat 11's Kombat Pack. A price for this DLC bundle has not been released, nor is there any word on whether the characters in it will be released individually. We do know the Kombat Pack is included with both the Premium and Kollector's editions of the game.

Mortal Kombat 11's First DLC Character Is Shang Tsung, And He's Based On The Movie

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Mortal Kombat 11's First DLC Character Is Shang Tsung, And He's Based On The Movie

NetherRealm Studios has revealed the first DLC character coming to Mortal Kombat 11: the master sorcerer, Shang Tsung. During a panel at C2E2, a video featuring the character was shown and, surprisingly, confirmed that he will be based on the version seen in the 1995 movie.

In the Mortal Kombat movie, Shang Tsung was played by actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and his likeness has been used for his newest iteration. As well as being Mortal Kombat 11's first DLC character, Shang Tsung will also serve as the host, narrator, and guide for players when they enter the Krypt.

During the stream, NetherRealm also revealed Noob Saibot will be playable in Mortal Kombat 11. Unlike Shang Tsung, however, he will be part of the core roster of fighters, and thus available from the outset when you buy the game.

Mortal Kombat 11: Noob Saibot Revealed With First Gameplay Trailer

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Another classic Mortal Kombat character is coming back in Mortal Kombat 11. During a panel at C2E2, NetherRealm confirmed that Noob Saibot will return as a playable fighter in the upcoming game. The reveal came by way of a new gameplay trailer (above), which showcases the shadowy ninja squaring off against his younger brother, the current Sub-Zero, as well as other characters. The trailer also ends with a look at one of Noob's gruesome new fatalities.

The video showcases many of his abilities, as he wields a scythe and attacks opponents from two different locations at the same time. In a press release, NetherRealm outlined the character: "Noob Saibot, once known by the name Bi-Han, and the original Sub-Zero, he was a cold-blooded assassin, corrupt from years of violence and evil. Murdered by his clan’s enemy, Scorpion, Bi-Han was resurrected as the black-clad wraith, Noob Saibot. Both shadowy and mysterious, his soul was stripped of compassion and remorse, and now he considers himself the perfect warrior using his ninja-like and phantom abilities to carry out his darkest impulses."