Resident Evil 7 speedrunners can finish the game in 90 minutes

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Resident Evil 7 speedrunners can finish the game in 90 minutes

For sensitive or easily scared players, the horrifying Resident Evil 7 biohazard may be tough to stomach for even its first hour. Speedrunners are proving that they don’t need to play for much more than that to finish the game, however, with the latest record holder beating the whole campaign in just about 90 minutes.

Above, Twitch streamer uhTrance races through the New Game Plus mode in what he calls record time: one hour, 34 minutes. The Any% run — that is, a speedrun where players just have to finish the game by any means necessary — lasts about as along as a horror film, and it doesn’t compromise the scares. Instead, it just compresses the 10-hour campaign into a much shorter timeframe, with the use of shortcuts and expert knowledge of Resident Evil 7.

Overwatch’s Bastion is finally getting some much-needed buffs

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Overwatch’s Bastion is finally getting some much-needed buffs

One of Overwatch’s most contentious and easily misunderstood heroes, Bastion, is in the process of getting an overhaul, Blizzard confirmed on the game’s forums today. Overwatch game designer Geoff Goodman addressed player concerns about Bastion’s viability and outlined how Blizzard is buffing the ‘bot.

Goodman responded to player “Rarithlynx” — who has spent more than 90 hours of his Overwatch career playing as Bastion — who posted that the hero was long overdue for a buff.

As ‘Muslim ban’ rattles nation, game developers take action

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As ‘Muslim ban’ rattles nation, game developers take action

This weekend saw protests break out across the United States, as citizens gathered to voice their concerns about what’s become known as the “Muslim ban.” Among those speaking out publicly against the highly controversial legislation were game developers, many of whom used their work and stature within the industry to advocate for those affected by the ban.

Dissent first broke out Saturday morning, hours after the president signed an executive order barring nationals and refugees from a group of seven Middle Eastern, heavily Muslim countries from entering the U.S. for a period of time. The timing of the ban meant that those traveling while officials signed the paperwork were detained at airports or, in extreme cases, sent right back to their home countries.

Call of Duty’s latest trailer shows off Infinite Warfare’s four new maps

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Call of Duty’s latest trailer shows off Infinite Warfare’s four new maps

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's first premium DLC, Sabotage, arrives tomorrow for PlayStation 4. Infinity Ward shows off the four new multiplayer maps included with it in this trailer, released today.

The four maps are Noir, Renaissance, Neon and Dominion. Noir is set in a futuristic Brooklyn at night; Neon is a "z-shaped digital city"; Renaissance is set among the canals of Venice, and Dominion is a reimagining of Afghan, the fan-favorite map from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Pokémon Sun and Moon to receive new Mega Stone distribution

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Pokémon Sun and Moon to receive new Mega Stone distribution

A promotion launching for Pokémon Sun and Moon next month will allow players to collect previously unobtainable Mega Stones, the Japanese Global Link site says. This will allow players to gather and use even more of these special battle items, which were introduced to the franchise with Pokémon X and Y.

In order to receive these Mega Stones, players must participate in online competitions. The first of these campaigns will take place in late February, according to the Global Link. Those who take part will receive the Mega Stones for Mawile and Beedrill as a gift.

Fallout 4’s next patch beefs up visuals on PS4 Pro, PC

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Fallout 4’s next patch beefs up visuals on PS4 Pro, PC

Fallout 4's next patch will add PlayStation 4 Pro support and PC users will get a beefy high-resolution texture pack that significantly ramps up the game's visuals.

Update 1.9 on PlayStation 4 will roll out next week, and for PS4 Pro users, it will add native 1440p resolution, enhanced Godray effects (those shafts of light coming through clouds or trees) and enhanced draw distance for trees, grass, objects and, perhaps helpfully, NPCs.

Report: Deus Ex series put on hold as Eidos Montreal moves on to Marvel project

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Report: Deus Ex series put on hold as Eidos Montreal moves on to Marvel project

The Deus Ex franchise is going on hiatus, according to several sources who spoke to Eurogamer and Kotaku. Instead, those familiar with its developer say, developer Eidos Montreal will prioritize work on other games, including those in Square Enix’s Marvel project.

There’s no timeline for when Eidos Montreal will begin work on the next Deus Ex installment, with Kotaku reporting that a follow-up to last year’s Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has been canceled outright.