How Eve Online is setting a free-to-play course

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How Eve Online is setting a free-to-play course

Hundreds of thousands of players subscribe to the game, paying around $15 a month, or earning their fee through in-game trading. But the game is about to take a step into the unknown, with an update called Ascension, arriving later this month, that includes a free-to-play offering.

Eve Online is as much a social and economic simulation as it is a sci-fi adventure. It was created as a place of freedom, with in-game consequences only loosely administered and developer CCP Games only rarely stepping in to dictate direction.

How to buy the NES Classic Edition

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How to buy the NES Classic Edition

The entire internet is abuzz trying to figure out where to buy the NES Classic Edition, Nintendo’s retro-styled rerelease of the legendary console.

As of Friday morning, fans were disappointed to find the system in low supply at retailers and seeing listings on eBay up to $999. There’s no doubt the NES Classic Edition is worth the hype (you can check our review), but if we can help you buy the NES Classic at a responsible price, we’d love to help.

The Last of Us Remastered runs worse on PS4 Pro than standard PS4 at 60fps

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The Last of Us Remastered runs worse on PS4 Pro than standard PS4 at 60fps

The Last of Us Remastered is one of the first games that will take advantage of the PlayStation 4 Pro’s increased power and native 4K gaming abilities, but according to a new video from the Digital Foundry team, the game doesn’t hold up at 60 frames-per-second (fps).

In its analysis, Digital Foundry discovered that while running the game in its 60fps mode at 1800p, there were some noticeable drops in frame rate. In comparison, the standard PS4 was able to handle the game at 60fps perfectly fine at 1080p. The takeaway is that even with an upgraded GPU, trying to run 60fps consistently at 1800p is too much for the Pro to handle and the game suffers because of it.

Nintendo NES Classic consoles appear on eBay for up to $999, sell for as high as $500

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Nintendo NES Classic consoles appear on eBay for up to $999, sell for as high as $500

At midnight, Nintendo’s newest micro console, the NES Classic, officially hit store shelves and online retailers. Due to the limited amount of consoles the company was releasing to retailers, stores like Target, GameStop and Best Buy made it a ticketed item, and restricted purchasing to one per customer.

People who had decided to line up for the midnight release tweeted that certain stores only had six consoles in stock and employees were turning away those that didn’t make the cutoff. Angry and disappointed, many called out Nintendo for underproducing the product and complained that the only way to grab a console now was to pay more than the $60 price tag to grab one off eBay.

Where can you buy the NES Classic Edition?

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Where can you buy the NES Classic Edition?

Nintendo’s retro re-release of the Nintendo Entertainment System, a pint-sized recreation called the NES Classic Edition, hits stores Friday, Nov. 11 in the United States. But Nintendo and retailers haven’t made the mini NES, which comes with 30 pre-installed games as part of the $59.99 package, available for pre-order. That means Nintendo fans will be rushing to online stores and brick and mortar shops in an attempt to secure one on launch day, rather than kicking back and waiting for a day-one pre-order to show up.

So, how can you get your hands on the NES Classic Edition this Friday?

Bethesda responds to Dishonored 2’s PC performance issues with new tips

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Bethesda responds to Dishonored 2’s PC performance issues with new tips

Bethesda Softworks has released a list of updated tools and tips to help Dishonored 2 players on PC fix major issues they reported earlier.

In an attempt to fix the issue for players, Bethesda released updated guidelines to ensure players could get the best experience out of the game. According to the publisher, if people’s PCs meet the recommended specs, they’re encouraged to play with High settings enabled for a more consistent 60fps gameplay experience. Only those with PCs that “far exceed” those recommendations should be playing with Ultra settings enabled.

Skate 3 joins Xbox One’s backward compatibility program

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Skate 3 joins Xbox One’s backward compatibility program

Microsoft is marking the one-year anniversary of the Xbox One’s backward compatibility initiative by bringing a highly requested game to the program: Skate 3.

EA Black Box’s skateboarding game, which was originally released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2010, is now playable on Xbox One. It’s been a big week for Electronic Arts titles joining the list, with Microsoft having added support for Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 three days ago.

Dishonored 2 has performance issues on PC, Arkane investigating

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Dishonored 2 has performance issues on PC, Arkane investigating

Arkane Studios, the developer behind Dishonored 2, is currently investigating reports of major performance issues facing players on Windows PC.

Co-creative director of the studio, Harvey Smith, tweeted that they were aware of the complaints PC users had about gameplay performance and low frame rates.

Dishonored 2 comes with a 9 GB day-one patch for PS4, Xbox One

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Dishonored 2 comes with a 9 GB day-one patch for PS4, Xbox One

If you’re looking to pick up Dishonored 2 tomorrow for either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, prepare to download a 9 GB day-one patch first.

The patch was first reported by Reddit user LegalTRR, who responded to a question in the Dishonored forum about additional first day downloads. According to LegalTRR, the patch is for “improved texture streamer, shadow quality, reloading time, audio mix, [and] framerate performance.”

Nintendo confirms production on the Wii U to end production in Japan soon

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Nintendo confirms production on the Wii U to end production in Japan soon

After months of rumors that Nintendo was going to cease production on its Wii U system ahead of the release of the company’s new hybrid console, the Nintendo Switch, an update on its website has confirmed the news.

Spotted by Kotaku, a picture of the Wii U on Nintendo’s Japanese website now has a caption stating that “production is scheduled to end soon.” The caption also explicitly states that the ceasing of production is limited to Japan right now. The version of the console Nintendo is referring to, the white 32 GB “premium set” is also the only available version on the website. Other versions of the console, including the black Wii U, are listed as no longer in production.