Injustice 2 coming to PC tomorrow

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Injustice 2 coming to PC tomorrow

NetherRealm Studios’ DC Universe fighting game, Injustice 2, is coming to Windows PC, publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today. The PC version is coming very soon, on Oct. 25, in the form of an open beta on Steam.

Injustice 2’s PC release will ultimately be available for sale via Steam and the Windows Store later this year. The game originally launched on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in May.

NeoGAF returns — to a furious community

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NeoGAF returns — to a furious community

NeoGAF, which went offline over the weekend following allegations of sexual assault against its founder, returned late last night with a statement about the matter and the forum’s direction going forward. It did not appear to be well received.

Tyler Malka, known as Evilore on the site, denied the “allegation of sexual misconduct” made against him by an ex-partner. A subsequent message from NeoGAF’s decimated moderation team said the forum’s off-topic boards would be deactivated for a time to refocus NeoGAF’s discussion to video gaming, away from political topics.

Gears 4 campaign, Horde mode can run at 60 fps on Xbox One X

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Gears 4 campaign, Horde mode can run at 60 fps on Xbox One X

Gears of War 4 developer The Coalition has finally revealed the game’s Xbox One X enhancements, and chief among them is the ability to play both the story campaign and Horde mode at a frame rate of “up to [60 frames per second].”

That’s twice the frame rate of Gears 4 on a standard Xbox One or Xbox One S, where the campaign and Horde mode run at 30 frames per second in 1080p resolution. This is a welcome improvement, since most developers delivering enhancements like this tend to focus on smoothing out the frame rate rather than bumping it all the way up to 60 fps. (Crystal Dynamics’ Rise of the Tomb Raider, which offers three different visual modes on both consoles, is an outlier in this respect.)

Why didn’t Grand Theft Auto 5 get a single-player expansion?

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Why didn’t Grand Theft Auto 5 get a single-player expansion?

Rockstar Games has found success with story-based single-player add-on content for games like Grand Theft Auto 4 and Red Dead Redemption, but the company’s latest release — 2013’s Grand Theft Auto 5 — never got a story expansion.

Rockstar did have something planned in terms of additional single-player content for GTA 5 at one point. “For those ready to jump back into the story of Grand Theft Auto V, we have big plans for substantial additions in 2014 continuing Michael, Franklin and Trevor's action, mayhem and unexpected adventures in Southern San Andreas,” Rockstar said in a post on the Rockstar website in 2013.

Take a look inside the Wolfenstein 2 art book

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Take a look inside the Wolfenstein 2 art book

The Art of Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is an upcoming deep dive on the production design of MachineGames’ upcoming shooter, and publisher Dark Horse Books was kind enough to send over some big, shiny previews.

First we get a look inside Eva’s Hammer— the massive German U-Boat commandeered by B.J. Blazkowicz and the Kreisau Circle during the events of Wolfenstein: The New Order. The hijacked submarine will be the the resistance’s base this time around. The steely corridors and and chambers aren’t particularly homey, but warm lighting helps a bit.

WB ends development on Lego Dimensions

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WB ends development on Lego Dimensions

Lego Dimensions, the toys-to-life adventure game that brought together Lego versions of DC superheroes, The Lord of the Rings, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Simpsons, Harry Potter and other properties, won’t receive any further expansions, publisher Warner Bros. announced today.

“Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The Lego Group would like to thank fans for their ongoing support of Lego Dimensions,” an official statement posted to Twitter reads. “After careful consideration, we will not be producing new expansion packs for the game beyond what is now available. We will continue to provide ongoing server and customer support for all Lego Dimensions packs. Existing packs will continue to work interchangeably and will remain available for purchase.”

Halo 3 and other Xbox 360 games will look better on Xbox One X

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Halo 3 and other Xbox 360 games will look better on Xbox One X

Four Xbox 360 games will get visual enhancements on Xbox One X when the new console launches next month, Microsoft announced today. Halo 3, Fallout 3, The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion and the original Assassin’s Creed will all run at nine times their original pixel count and with expanded color details, starting Nov. 7, thanks to free updates.

Those four Xbox 360 games are already backward compatible on Xbox One, but thanks to a technique known as “the Heutchy Method,” named after the engineer who developed it, they’ll look better than ever on Xbox One X. The method “leverages the power of Xbox One X to let the Xbox 360 emulator present the very best version of the game possible with the existing assets—all without touching the game code,” Microsoft said in an official announcement.

Original Xbox compatibility, and 13 games, arriving on Xbox One tomorrow

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Original Xbox compatibility, and 13 games, arriving on Xbox One tomorrow

Perhaps with the exception of the Xbox One X, Microsoft’s biggest E3 2017 announcement was the addition of original Xbox backwards compatibility. The Xbox One X is still two weeks from release, but the Xbox marketplace has already begun to receive original Xbox games, priced at $9.99 each (though your original discs should also work, if you still have them). And today, IGN reports that the functionality — along with 13 original Xbox games — will be available tomorrow.

Here’s the full list of original Xbox games coming to the store tomorrow:

Steven Universe: Save the Light introduces a totally new character

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Steven Universe: Save the Light introduces a totally new character

Steven Universe: Save the Light is already a must for fans of the Cartoon Network series, as its first console role-playing game. Aside from myriad references to the cartoon and its Paper Mario-style gameplay, Save the Light will also be the first place where fans can meet the newest Steven Universe character: Hessonite.

Hessonite, whom show creator Rebecca Sugar helped to design in conjunction with the Save the Light development team at Grumpyface Studios, is what a press release calls “a pompous Homeworld commander.” The Gem is in charge of Squaridot, another recently revealed character in the show’s universe. Hessonite lands on Earth to create more trouble for Steven, as per usual. How this plays out will be a major part of Save the Light’s storyline.