Overwatch to nerf overpowered Torbjorn (on consoles)

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Overwatch to nerf overpowered Torbjorn (on consoles)

His turret damage gets a haircut when the next patch rolls in July

Overwatch players on consoles have been complaining long and loud that Torbojrn, the turret-building defense hero, is too powerful, and the game's director has heard them loud and clear. The character is getting a sharp downgrade next month.

When the next patch rolls for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Jeff Kaplan said in this Reddit thread bout the problem, Torbjorn's turret damage will be reduced by 30 percent. Torbjorn will remain the same in the PC version of Overwatch.

Halo 5's new mode, Warzone Firefight, is out on Wednesday

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Halo 5's new mode, Warzone Firefight, is out on Wednesday

Three new maps coming then, too

Halo 5: Guardians' long-anticipated Warzone Firefight multiplayer mode arrives on Wednesday June 29, along with the game's eighth free title update, 343 Industries announced.

Warzone Firefight, which combines Halo 5's Warzone multiplayer mode and Halo 3: ODST's popular Firefight playlist, went through a beta back in April. Feedback from that test helped to add new features, such as new vehicles and bosses. Read more about them here.

Japan's top league sheds Pro Evolution Soccer exclusive to appear in FIFA 17

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Japan's top league sheds Pro Evolution Soccer exclusive to appear in FIFA 17

Konami is no longer the home team

FIFA 17 will, for the first time in series history, feature Japan's top professional soccer league, yet another sign that Konami has lost interest in developing console video games.

Japan's J1 League (formally, the "Meiji Yasuda J1 League") and its 18 teams are all licensed to appear in FIFA 17 when it launches this September, EA Sports announced yesterday. Additionally, Suita City Football Stadium (pictured), the new home field for Gamba Osaka, will be a venue in the game.

How Destiny is changing for players on 'legacy consoles' PS3 and Xbox 360

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How Destiny is changing for players on 'legacy consoles' PS3 and Xbox 360

Bungie outlines how players will have to upgrade if they want more Destiny

When developer Bungie announced Destiny's next expansion, Rise of Iron, earlier this month, the studio also confirmed it was leaving the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game behind. Today, the company detailed how players will be able to bring their "legacy console" characters over to modern platforms — and what content players on PS3 and Xbox 360 will be missing out on come August.

Destiny players who own the PS3 or Xbox 360 versions of the game will need to purchase a copy of Destiny: The Taken King for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One game if they want to play Rise of Iron and receive new game updates. PS3 and Xbox 360 players will be required to perform an "account import" using their PlayStation Network and Xbox Live accounts, respectively.

Video games need to ditch 'perfect porn sex,' says Cobra Club creator

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Video games need to ditch 'perfect porn sex,' says Cobra Club creator

Sex is messy, so why don't developers present it that way?

Mainstream video games have a problem with sex. The question they struggle with today is not whether or not to include it, but rather how to portray it.

According to Robert Yang during a 2016 Games for Change talk, most video games are still missing some key points: Sex can be awkward, and it's definitely messy.

Resident Evil 7 won't have 'quick time events'

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Resident Evil 7 won't have 'quick time events'

Change we can all agree on

Capcom is shaking things up for the next entry in the Resident Evil franchise. Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Capcom announced last week, will be a first-person, stripped-down survival horror game that does away with the explosive action direction that previous games took.

It also won't feature any "quick time events," those button-mashing, stick-waggling action moments introduced in Resident Evil 4.

All Heroes of the Storm heroes are now free until June 28

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All Heroes of the Storm heroes are now free until June 28

Now's the perfect time to dive in

Professional eSports team Tempest has won the 2016 Heroes of the Storm summer championships, and Blizzard is celebrating by making every hero free to play for a limited time. The promotion starts today and will go through June 28.

"In addition to this free-to-play hero event, we’ve added a new deeply discounted bundle to the Shop that features all of the heroes and skins chosen by Tempest in their final match," Blizzard announced. "This bundle will be available from June 21 until June 28."

Watch fighting game tournament CEO this weekend for a preview of Evo 2016

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Watch fighting game tournament CEO this weekend for a preview of Evo 2016

Three days of Street Fighter, Smash Bros., Mortal Kombat and more

This weekend, from Friday, June 24 to Sunday, June 26, thousands of fighting game enthusiasts will battle it out at CEO 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Not only does it promise some top-tier fighting game talent squaring off, it's a pretty good preview of next month's big spectacle, the premier fighting game tournament, Evo 2016.

CEO 2016 includes tournaments for the nine fighting games featured at Evo this year — Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Mortal Kombat X, Pokkén Tournament, Killer Instinct, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Tekken 7 —  as well as one more, Ultra Street Fighter 4. A handful of side tournaments for fans of anime fighting games will take place on Friday and Saturday, though these matches aren't officially livestreamed.

Gray market reseller wants to make amends, indie dev remains skeptical

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Gray market reseller wants to make amends, indie dev remains skeptical

Not much has been accomplished, but they're talking

Grey market game reseller G2A and indie game developer Tiny Build have been involved in a sort of public relations war over the sale of Tiny Build's games through the service. It now looks as if G2A may be willing to adjust its business practices to be a bit more developer-friendly.

The entire episode began when Tiny Build discovered $450,000 worth of its own products had been sold through G2A, our previous story stated. Later, CEO Alex Nichiporchik was able to purchase his own game codes from resellers on G2A and link them back to credit card fraud perpetrated through Tiny Build’s online store.

Wolfenstein: The New Order developer releases new Quake episode

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Wolfenstein: The New Order developer releases new Quake episode

Dopefish lives!

MachineGames, developer of Wolfenstein: The New Order and Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, just released a new episode of Quake in honor of the classic shooter's 20th anniversary.

MachineGames has made the episode, called "Dopa," available to download for free "as a gift to the fans," but you will need your own copy of Quake to run it. Newcomers should beware that it's pretty unforgiving.