Red Dead Online website apparently registered by Take-Two

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Red Dead Online website apparently registered by Take-Two

Site redirects to Rockstar Games

It appears that the parent company for Red Dead Redemption developer Rockstar Games registered the domain RedDeadOnline.com earlier this week.

Twitter user Bill Wright first pointed out the registration for the domain name, which redirects to Rockstar Games’ home page, last night. A whois search shows that the domain is registered to Take-Two Interactive Software. The registrar is listed as Enom, not MarkMonitor which was the registrar for Rockstar’s website.

Dark Souls 3 update coming to adjust poise

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Dark Souls 3 update coming to adjust poise

Is the game’s much-maligned stat going to work any differently?

From Software and Bandai Namco will release a patch for Dark Souls 3 later this week to prepare the game for its first expansion, Ashes of Ariandel. That patch will also come with myriad bug fixes and balance updates, plus a change to one of the game’s most notorious stats: poise.

According to Dark Souls 3’s most recent patch notes posted to the game’s Tumblr, From Software has “Adjusted poise values across the board. Poise is now more effective for heavier weapons and armor.”

Earn greater rewards (for a greater cost) in Hearthstone’s new Heroic Tavern Brawl

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Earn greater rewards (for a greater cost) in Hearthstone’s new Heroic Tavern Brawl

Entry into the new mode will cost $9.99 or 1,000 gold

Since its introduction to Hearthstone well over a year ago, Tavern Brawl has become a welcome part of the digital card game’s economy. Every week, Blizzard introduces a new challenge mode that players can check out to earn a free card pack; it’s a mode that’s kept the game feeling relatively fresh even if it’s not always the most strategic option.

It’s that latter point Blizzard seems to be trying to address with the newly announced Heroic Tavern Brawl option. In a blog post on the official Hearthstone site, Blizzard revealed details on the new mode, which will take the place of regular Tavern Brawls on certain weeks.

Watching Pokémon: The First Movie in theaters is this fall’s ultimate nostalgia trip

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Watching Pokémon: The First Movie in theaters is this fall’s ultimate nostalgia trip

Bring on the waterworks for two days only

The very first Pokémon movie, first released nearly 17 years ago, will play in select theaters starting later this month, and longtime Pokémon lovers will want to mark these dates down: Oct. 29 and Nov. 1. Those are the only two dates that Pokémon: The First Movie will be screened at Cinemark locations nationwide, making this an exclusive, can’t-miss event for the 20-year-old franchise’s fanbase.

Tickets for the Oct. 29 matinee showings and Nov. 1 evening times are on sale now. To further simulate the experience of , when The First Movie premiered on screens stateside, all showtimes will only cost $5.

Westworld’s Dolores is basically a Bioware love interest

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Westworld’s Dolores is basically a Bioware love interest

And you’d better treat her right

An animated flowchart on one of HBO’s Westworld sites reveals Dolores’s entire narrative.

No, it doesn’t have spoilers for the show — it’s the narrative that she was programmed to follow by her creators. It serves as an anchor for the plot. The first episode of Westworld centers largely around Dolores’s daily routine and the ways it can deviate, sometimes with horrifying results.

Overwatch’s D.Va coming to StarCraft 2 as an announcer

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Overwatch’s D.Va coming to StarCraft 2 as an announcer

Time to raise your APMs!

Overwatch’s Hana “D.Va” Song, a former pro StarCraft player turned mech pilot in Blizzard’s hero-based shooter, is coming to StarCraft 2. She’ll be appearing in Blizzard’s real-time strategy game as one of StarCraft 2’s add-on announcers.

StarCraft 2’s D.Va announcer pack will be included as part of this year’s BlizzCon goodie bag. Blizzard fans who attend BlizzCon 2016 or purchase a virtual ticket for the event will get the D.Va announcer pack (and her portrait).

Please don’t let the Red Dead sequel be named these

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Please don’t let the Red Dead sequel be named these

The internet gets to work with some great and terrible ideas

If you somehow hadn’t heard of Red Dead Redemption before today, it’s a guarantee that you know what it is now. A potential sequel to Rockstar Games’ beloved Western action title is all anyone’s talking about today, following some fairly overt teases on the company’s Twitter account. But there’s also room for error when playing this kind of guessing game, and social media and the like are getting vocal about what they hope the next Red Dead is — or is not.

The suggestions are as exciting as they are terrifying, for the most part. Take this screenshot from a NeoGAF member, who said he found these possible names in the source code for Rockstar Games’ webpage.

Retro trading game is a walk down video game memory lane

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Retro trading game is a walk down video game memory lane

Take a look at this free browser title puts players in charge of a vintage game store

Most of us have experienced walking into a game store hoping to sell old games and raise enough money to buy new games. This is often followed by dismay, when the story clerk makes some risible offer for our precious goods.

In Vintage Game Shop (video above), the tables are turned. In this "documentary game" you play as a retro store owner buying and selling classic games, trying to stay in business as customers scheme to fleece you with their broken cartridges and inflated price estimates.

Voice actors to strike Friday if new contract isn't reached

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Voice actors to strike Friday if new contract isn't reached

Union, publishers at odds over pay, secrecy provisions

One of the largest unions representing voice actors set a strike date for Friday if ongoing negotiations with major video game publishers fail to produce a an acceptable contract by then.

SAG-AFTRA — the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists — set the strike date yesterday evening, drawing a strongly worded reply from a representative for publishers ranging from Electronic Arts to Activision and Take-2 Interactive Software.