Activision confirms Modern Warfare Remastered needs Infinite Warfare disc to run

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Activision confirms Modern Warfare Remastered needs Infinite Warfare disc to run

It's on the disc on Xbox One; full download for PS4

The non-digital special editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will require the Infinite Warfare disc to be in the tray to access the highly anticipated Modern Warfare Remastered that is included, Activision confirmed today.

The publisher issued a clarified FAQ about how the updated 2007 classic is accessed when both launch Nov. 4. New fine print outlining the disc-insert requirement appeared on Call of Duty's official website over the weekend.

PlayStation VR’s 3D audio only works with wired stereo headphones

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PlayStation VR’s 3D audio only works with wired stereo headphones

Don’t use surround sound

Virtual reality developers say that audio is just as important as video for VR, and PlayStation VR supports 3D audio, a technique that delivers positional sound to help make it feel like you’re actually in a virtual space. However, the headset’s 3D audio doesn’t work with wireless headphones, Sony said today in an FAQ for PSVR.

Positional audio simulates the behavior of sound in real life, making it seem like noises are coming from all around you — ahead, behind, left, right, and even above and below. Thus, 3D audio "greatly enhances the feeling of immersion and presence in VR over traditional audio systems like 7.1 surround sound," according to Sony’s FAQ.

Titanfall 2 dev accidentally stokes console wars in just two tweets

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Titanfall 2 dev accidentally stokes console wars in just two tweets

No, Respawn is not calling Xbox One discs ugly

Over the weekend, Titanfall 2 designer Drew McCoy marked a milestone: Production on the action game has wrapped, as evidenced by the disc copy of the game that he tweeted. But Xbox One loyalists are taking issue with the fact that McCoy — and developer Respawn Entertainment, who retweeted the celebratory image — posted a PlayStation 4 copy of Titanfall 2, although the game is also coming to Windows PC and Xbox One.

@Respawn @DKo5 wow thanks for crapping on Xbox one fans

Developer seeking Steam users' identities for lawsuit withdraws case, saying his studio 'is destroyed'

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Developer seeking Steam users' identities for lawsuit withdraws case, saying his studio 'is destroyed'

Litigious Arizona studio Digital Homicide throws in the towel

The two-man studio that sought to subpoena Valve for the personal information of 100 Steam users is withdrawing all of its legal actions, saying recent events and bad publicity surrounding them have wiped out their business and their ability to pursue a lawsuit.

Last week, Digital Homicide asked for and was granted a motion for dismissal of its $18 million lawsuit against the Steam users, whom the studio alleged had committed harassment with scathing reviews, comments and criticisms of Digital Homicide's games and co-founders, James Romine and his brother, Robert.

PlayStation VR users will have to unplug the headset to use a PS4 in HDR

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PlayStation VR users will have to unplug the headset to use a PS4 in HDR

Pass-through supports 4K but not HDR

Sony is launching two pieces of cutting-edge technology this fall: the PlayStation VR headset in 10 days, and the 4K-compatible PlayStation 4 Pro about a month afterward. PSVR games will run better on the Pro’s more powerful hardware, but people who buy a Pro for high dynamic range (HDR) color — arguably the most highly touted feature of the console — will hit a snag if they have a PSVR headset hooked up to their television.

The PSVR headset connects to a PS4 through an external box known as the Processor Unit. The device doesn’t provide any extra graphical power; instead, it acts as an HDMI splitter, allowing the PS4 to output images to a second screen such as a television, and also handles audio processing for 3D sound.

'Vintage' amiibo are coming back to stores, so grab ‘em while you still can

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'Vintage' amiibo are coming back to stores, so grab ‘em while you still can

Rare finds like Lucina are up for pre-order

Though Nintendo launched its amiibo line of figures barely two years ago, certain rare toys in the collection are now "vintage." Thankfully for collectors, Best Buy is bringing these old-school, hard-to-find figures back in stock for a limited time later this month.

Starting Oct. 14, Nintendo fans can again find Lucina, Gold Mario, Pit, Samus, Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog in retail and online. Pre-orders are available now for all six figures, each of which are among the most notoriously tough amiibo to track down.

Final Fantasy 15’s death magic is extremely, unsurprisingly disturbing

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Final Fantasy 15’s death magic is extremely, unsurprisingly disturbing

What do you expect for a spell called “death”

Final Fantasy 15 made an appearance at this weekend’s TwitchCon 2016 event, and Square Enix debuted footage of one of the deadliest types of magic in the game. As lead hero Prince Noctis, players can wield the death spell, a classic move that looks especially insidious in the gameplay above.

There are several reasons for why Final Fantasy 15’s death magic is so unsettling. For one, it’s literal death magic. Although Noctis has several high-powered maneuvers in his arsenal, when the player has to resort to this attack, it shows that they mean business. In this case, "business" is squeezing the utter life out of enemies as their bodies disintegrate and they eventually implode.

Resident Evil 7, Batman Arkham VR set to be PlayStation VR timed exclusives

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Resident Evil 7, Batman Arkham VR set to be PlayStation VR timed exclusives

But that doesn’t mean they’re coming to other headsets

Both the VR-compatible Resident Evil 7 biohazard and Batman Arkham VR will be exclusively available on PlayStation VR — at least, for a limited time. An ad on the Facebook page for PlayStation Europe suggests that both games will have timed platform exclusivity for up to a year.

Resident Evil 7, according to PlayStation’s post, will remain a PlayStation VR exclusive throughout 2017. When reached for comment, a representative for Capcom confirmed that the game would only be available for the headset at launch in January, with no plans to bring it to other platforms for the time being.

Franchise Hockey Manager 3 beefs up with NHL licensing

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Franchise Hockey Manager 3 beefs up with NHL licensing

All 30 teams, all the postseason awards, and the Stanley Cup come to the game

Having landed full licensing for its baseball management simulation, Out of the Park Developments has secured an NHL license for its Franchise Hockey Manager series, beginning with the newest edition of the game launching in two weeks.

With an NHL license, Franchise Hockey Manager 3 will feature the real clubs, logos, uniforms, team nicknames, Stanley Cup playoffs and imagery, and all of the league's postseason awards. Previously, Franchise Hockey Manager had no licensing and such features were generically described.

Archer’s 10th season will be its last

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Archer’s 10th season will be its last

Season 8 on track to premiere in January

Adam Reed, creator and writer of Archer, says the cartoon series will end with its 10th season.

In a recent episode of Murmur, a podcast from the Modern School of Film, Reed was asked by host Robert Milazzo about the future of the program. After a discussion of the enduring appeal — and questionable quality — of The Simpsons earlier in the program, host Milazzo asked Reed as gently as he could about the future of Archer.