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.

Twitch will now let you upload pre-recorded videos

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Twitch will now let you upload pre-recorded videos

The biggest livestreaming platform eyes video-on-demand

Twitch is primarily known as the premier place to watch livestreamed gameplay, but the company is ready to diversify. Users can now opt into an open beta that will let them upload videos to the platform, the company announced, giving them a new set of options for sharing their content with viewers.

"When you upload a video, you don’t have to be on your toes, live on-stream," the company explained in a blog post. "Anyone can record and edit full game playthroughs, step-by-step tutorials, highlight reels, montages, or any other videos that now have a home on Twitch."

Pro Call of Duty player Phillip Klemenov killed in car wreck

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Pro Call of Duty player Phillip Klemenov killed in car wreck

Single-car accident claims H2K Gaming pro, one other

The professional gamer Phillip "Phizzurp" Klemenov died early Sunday morning of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Aurora, Colo. Klemenov, who played and streamed Call of Duty competitively, was 23 years old.

Klemenov's partner, Adrianna Lemuss, broke the news of Klemenov's death, reports The Daily Dot. Lemuss was in the car with Klemenov. A third passenger was also killed in the single-car accident.

Skylanders Imaginators will let you 3D print your hero creations

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Skylanders Imaginators will let you 3D print your hero creations

Buy custom t-shirts and cards too

Skylanders Imaginators will allow players to both create their own digital heroes and store them in plastic crystals or print them out and have the plastic-dome ensconced hero sent to their homes.

Activision teamed up with 3D printing company Shapeways to offer a limited run of custom-printed Skylander heroes. If players don’t want to spend the $50 for a 3D, color printing of their creation, there’s also the option to buy a custom $25 shirt or a $15 Imaginator card.

Black Ops 3's last DLC pack comes to PC, Xbox One this week

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Black Ops 3's last DLC pack comes to PC, Xbox One this week

Four maps and the final chapter of the zombie mode included

The final DLC pack for 2015's Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will launch for Windows PC and Xbox One on Thursday, following a month of exclusivity on PlayStation 4.

Salvation, as the package is titled, delivers four maps: Citadel, Micro, Outlaw and Rupture. Citadel is set in the ruins of a castle; Micro (pictured above) is a miniaturized army-man battlefield set on a picnic table; Outlaw is a western-themed take on the Standoff map from Black Ops 2 and Rupture is Call of Duty: World at War's Outskirts map reimagined as a high-tech facility.

Modern Warfare Remastered requires Infinite Warfare disc insert, says fine print

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Modern Warfare Remastered requires Infinite Warfare disc insert, says fine print

Thwarts any plan of keeping the remaster but re-selling or trading in a physical copy

Activision is coupling Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare with Modern Warfare Remastered and for obvious reasons: Make any enthusiasm for a landmark game on new hardware also work for the latest entry in a storyline facing more skepticism than hype. Now CoD watchdog Charlie Intel has more information on just how tight that bundling will be.

Call of Duty's official website now lists this fine print: "Modern Warfare Remastered is a full game download (game disc must be inserted to play Modern Warfare Remastered)." Charlie Intel says the language is new.

Map walker celebrates his 50th stroll with a tour of GTA's elusive North Yankton

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Map walker celebrates his 50th stroll with a tour of GTA's elusive North Yankton

In walking time, it's as big as Skyrim?

Conor Kearney, the ambulophile who strolls across open-world video game maps For Science! celebrated his 50th walk with a tour of North Yankton, the ghost-city-in-the-sky that begins Grand Theft Auto 5's single-player campaign.

Why is this important? Well, in terms of walking time, it takes as long to traverse North Yankton as it does to walk from one side of The Division's map to the other. By walking time it's also longer than a tour of Skyrim in first-person view and Fallout 4's Far Harbor expansion. It's also 20 minutes longer than Bully and Firewatch, which Kearney walked back in February.

Capcom rolls out tool for botched up update that broke Street Fighter 5 on PC

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Capcom rolls out tool for botched up update that broke Street Fighter 5 on PC

Removes anti-cheat file that created a security threat

Capcom has issued a tool for Street Fighter 5 will remove a file that presented a security threat to users of the PC version of the game.

The update, announced yesterday evening on Street Fighter 5's Steam page, will find and eliminate the Capcom.sys file that was part of a larger catastrophe of an update that broke the game a week ago.

Overwatch's first big tournament pays out $100,000

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Overwatch's first big tournament pays out $100,000

Underdogs Misfits take grand final 3-1

Misfits, the European eSports team, took a $100,000 payday at the inaugural Overwatch Open Grand Final last night, the largest prize offered so far in the shooter's young competitive history.

Misfits, who brought aboard two fill-in players just three weeks before the grand final and were considered underdogs against EnVyUs, which had gone unbeaten since Gamescom in August. Still, Misfits prevailed, 3-1.