See GTA 5's campaign up close with this neat first-person cutscenes mod

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See GTA 5's campaign up close with this neat first-person cutscenes mod

The PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5 came with an optional first-person perspective at launch—but using it felt odd during cutscenes. In its vanilla state, they revert to third-person view, you see, which has always impacted my concentration. Why can't I view this short through the eyes of Michael, Franklin and/or Trevor, I've often asked. MrCrazyheat's latest project answers that call. 

Fortnite's floating island is up to something

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Fortnite's floating island is up to something

Just before Fortnite Season 6 kicked off, we saw the mysterious cube summoned in Season 5 melt into Loot Lake. Shortly after, it returned, taking the house at the center of Loot Lake on a magic carpet ride all over Fortnite's map on a cyclonic floating island. Over the last three weeks, the island has visited the corrupted areas on the map, previously printed by the cube, and 'activated' them. The process pulls the rune into the air and unearths volcanic craters that spew out mostly harmless bouncy lava. (Yes, I'm still talking about Fortnite).

Rocket League's 'RocketID' has been delayed into 2019

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Rocket League's 'RocketID' has been delayed into 2019

RocketID, which will enable cross-platform friends and parties in Rocket League, was delayed beyond its planned September rollout so that developer Psyonix could "ensure that RocketID is operating flawlessly on all platforms before its release." A new date wasn't set at the time but the studio that more information would be released "when the time is right." 

Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode originally had an edgier T-rated sense of humor

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Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode originally had an edgier T-rated sense of humor

When you think Minecraft and its audience of millions of children, you really think edgy humor and dick jokes, right? Maybe not so much, but according to former Telltale designer Emily Grace Buck, that was the original tone of Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode, thanks to a "fundamental misunderstanding of who our audience was" on the part of some of Telltale's executive leadership.

Steam surpasses 30 million users in China

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Steam surpasses 30 million users in China

Steam now has more than 30 million users in China, according to Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad. The platform's popularity initial arose out of Dota 2, he explained yesterday on Twitter, but has grown since then thanks "more localized games, regional pricing, local payment methods, [and a] wide variety of games banned/blocked in China." 

Discord's DRM requires an internet connection, but offline mode is coming soon

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Discord's DRM requires an internet connection, but offline mode is coming soon

The Discord Store went online this week, offering a curated collection of games including several limited-time exclusives that won't be available on other digital storefronts until later this year. Real-time strategy Bad North is one of those exclusives, but after purchasing it I learned that it includes DRM that currently prevents players from launching the game if they're not connected to the internet and logged into Discord.