Loki may pay off a very old debt in Infinity War

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Loki may pay off a very old debt in Infinity War

Loki has played a crucial role in the long-term storyline of the Avengers films — and, by extension, much of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — having originally been sent to collect the Tesseract for Thanos in 2012’s The Avengers.

That didn’t go so well — which led to Thanos being told that the humans wouldn’t easily be conquered — but a new detail helps to shed some light on where the relationship between the two characters goes from there.

PUBG’s 2018 plans include new test server, maps, emotes and more

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PUBG’s 2018 plans include new test server, maps, emotes and more

Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene finally revealed a detailed roadmap for what’s coming to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds this year — a lengthy list that the company says doesn’t even cover the breadth of the updates it plans to introduce.

After apologizing for the delay in revealing and deploying promised content updates late last month, Greene’s blog post runs down the major inclusions in the works for the game in 2018. Notable updates are the new Experimental Test Server, which gives players a chance to offer pre-launch feedback on content changes “sooner”; complete animation overhauls; and talk of prepping the game for future esports participation.

MLB The Show 18’s Road to the Show gets its biggest overhaul in ages

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MLB The Show 18’s Road to the Show gets its biggest overhaul in ages

Road to the Show is perennially the most popular mode in Sony’s beloved MLB The Show series of simulation baseball video games. The basic flow of Road to the Show has changed little since the mode’s inception over a decade ago, in MLB 07: The Show: Create a player and start out in the minor leagues, partake in games and training sessions to earn experience points, put the points into whichever attributes you want to improve, and build up your skills and stats with the aim of getting called up to the big leagues.

For MLB The Show 18 this year, developer Sony San Diego has revamped one of the key elements of Road to the Show: its progression system. After listening to feedback from players and professional athletes, the studio has excised microtransactions from the mode completely, eliminating the controversial pay-to-win option in which you could buy training points as a PED-like shortcut to building an All-Star player.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance team will not commit to Kickstarter stretch goals

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance team will not commit to Kickstarter stretch goals

Kingdom Come: Deliverance, the role-playing game set in 15th century Bohemia, began life as a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in 2014. Just 36 hours into that campaign, developer Warhorse Studios introduced a number of stretch goals to raise more money. These included a playable female character, a dog companion and a tournament mode.

Now, nearly a month after the game was released on Steam, Warhorse is unwilling to commit to fulfilling all of those goals. It also remains nonspecific as to the goals it will be able to fulfill, despite making the promised amount of money to do so.

Cult classic Out of this World coming to Nintendo Switch

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Cult classic Out of this World coming to Nintendo Switch

Out of This World — otherwise known as Another World or Outer World outside of North America — was one of the earliest games to use 3D graphics in a way that effectively mimicked the editing and camera movements of film. It was a game that felt like it came from the future when it was first released in 1991, and now it’s coming to Nintendo Switch.

“Featuring a compelling story and captivating adventure, players will be able to switch back and forth in real time between the original and HD graphics and choose from three difficulty modes,” the announcement states. You can watch the teaser at the top of this post.

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is coming

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Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is coming

A sequel to Tom Clancy’s The Division is coming, according to what looks to be a news release that evidently went out early to a German-language business news website.

The post references a logo (above) that is hosted on a Ubisoft website. In the news release, Julian Gerighty, the creative director of Massive Entertainment, says the studio is working on Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. Massive is leading an effort that involves five other studios: Ubisoft Annecy, Redstorm, Reflections, Ubisoft Bucharest and Ubisoft Shanghai.

No launch date for The Division 2 was specified, nor were platforms, though Massive said that it will once again build the game with the Snowdrop Engine that powered the original game. Tom Clancy’s The Division launched March 8, 2016, on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.

Here’s how to fix your Oculus Rift

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Here’s how to fix your Oculus Rift

Yesterday owners of Oculus Rift headsets around the world woke up to find that their devices were no longer working. The reason? An expired security certificate. Today, developers at Oculus have issued a step-by-step guide to fixing the problem. Here’s what you need to do.

First, bookmark this forum thread on the Oculus website. That’s where the developers have been putting all of the information and updates related to this particular issue. If anything goes wrong, you’ll want to be able to find your way back here to troubleshoot it.

Director Jon Favreau to helm new live-action Star Wars series

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Director Jon Favreau to helm new live-action Star Wars series

Director Jon Favreau, best known for his work on Marvel Studios’ Iron Man and Disney’s The Jungle Book, will helm the new Star Wars live-action television series coming to Disney’s streaming service. Lucasfilm announced Favreau’s involvement — he’ll write and executive produce the show — in the Star Wars series today.

“I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform,” said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy in a statement. “Jon brings the perfect mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the Star Wars universe. This series will allow Jon the chance to work with a diverse group of writers and directors and give Lucasfilm the opportunity to build a robust talent base.”

Fortnite patch 3.2 is here with a new mode, better hoverboard racing

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Fortnite patch 3.2 is here with a new mode, better hoverboard racing

Early Thursday morning, Epic released the latest update for Fortnite in the form of patch 3.2, which provides a few major additions to Save the World, and some welcome quality of life improvements for Battle Royale.

Announced a day before the patch went live, Battle Royale’s biggest addition is a limited time only mode that will pit five teams of 20 against each other. Alongside this new mode will be a brand new skin, called Burnout, that will round out this patch’s additions to Fortnite’s most popular mode.

H1Z1 now free-to-play, pro league starts in April

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H1Z1 now free-to-play, pro league starts in April

H1Z1, the battle royale-style experience from Daybreak Game Company, is converting to free-to-play today. The announcement comes after three years in Steam Early Access and one full week as a finished game.

Those who purchased H1Z1 for $19.99 in the week since its formal launch on Feb. 28 may be upset to find that the game is now free. General manager Anthony Castoro said that customers are encouraged to request a Steam refund, which is granted through an automated process. Customers are only eligible if the purchase was made no more than 14 days ago and so long as H1Z1 has not been played for more than two hours.