Apex Legends' next patch will say goodbye to Gibraltar's sticky shield

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Apex Legends' next patch will say goodbye to Gibraltar's sticky shield

Respawn is taking us into the weekend with patch notes for a new Apex Legends update that's set to go live early next week. It's largely a fixer-upper, with a number of quality-of-life improvements, and a workaround for an issue that was causing crashes on Intel CPUs. But amidst all that is a spot of unhappiness for fans of the big boy named Gibraltar: His Stupid Sticky Shield trick is no more. 

Rainbow Six Siege's new defender looks like your dad cosplaying as James Bond

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Rainbow Six Siege's new defender looks like your dad cosplaying as James Bond

Ubisoft began teasing the new operators coming to Rainbow Six Siege in Year 4 season 2 earlier this week with an image showing two characters from behind, one of whom appearing to be sneaking up on the other. Today we've got a little more information on one of them: Collinn McKinley, aka Warden, a 30-year veteran of the US Secret Service who looks like a cross between James Bond and your dad. 

Mech strategy Phantom Brigade has a new combat system that lets you peer into the future

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Mech strategy Phantom Brigade has a new combat system that lets you peer into the future

Predicting your enemy's next move is the key to success in any strategy game, so just imagine what an advantage it would be to have the ability to peer a few seconds into the future. In Phantom Brigade, the upcoming mech strategy game from Brace Yourself Games (who acquired developer Tetragon Works last year), that's the hook. You've gotten your giant mechanical hands on some experimental tech that lets you see four seconds into the future. Your job is to make decisions on how best to spend those four seconds.

Rainbow Six Siege disables Clash, other gadgets causing game-breaking exploits

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Rainbow Six Siege disables Clash, other gadgets causing game-breaking exploits

During a week that should be filled with anticipation for Operation Phantom Sight, Rainbow Six Siege matches have become a minefield of game-breaking exploits that make Clash, IQ, and certain deployable shield-wielders unstoppable. In an extremely rare move by developer Ubisoft, the offending gadgets and operator are completely disabled for all players until the bugs are squashed in a patch next week.

Walkout organizers 'disappointed' by Riot's refusal to change forced arbitration policy

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Walkout organizers 'disappointed' by Riot's refusal to change forced arbitration policy

Earlier this month, employees at League of Legends studio Riot Games staged a walkout over the company's policy requiring that disputes with employees be settled through private arbitration rather than through lawsuits. Five current and former Riot employees filed lawsuits against the company in the wake of last year's in-depth Kotaku report into the company's deeply sexist internal culture; Riot moved to block some of those lawsuits by claiming that the employees involved had signed agreements waiving their rights to trials against the company.