The Outer Worlds’ text gets bigger in new patch

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The Outer Worlds’ text gets bigger in new patch

Good news, for those squinting at the text in The Outer Worlds: Obsidian Entertainment released an update to its role-playing game that directly addresses that issue, plus other problems that some players had spotted since the game launched last month.

Patch 1.1.1.0 for The Outer Worlds adds a toggle to increase font size in conversation text, cinematic subtitles, bark subtitles, and terminal text, according to patch notes published on the Obsidian forums.

PUBG is finally ditching random locked loot boxes

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PUBG is finally ditching random locked loot boxes

The loot boxes in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds have long been a source of frustration for players. With the current system, some of the loot boxes earned by players are completely free, while others require real-world money to open. Which box they ended up with was completely random. PUBG Corp. has heard these complaints and is releasing its new loot system soon.

Right now the game’s loot boxes are placed in a random pool. Players can use BP, the game’s free-to-play currency, to purchase crates from this random pool. Players can either get a free box when they buy a crate, or a locked loot box that requires them to spend real money on a key to open it. But after PUBG Corp.’s changes, the locked loot boxes will be removed from the random pool.

Valve’s Half-Life series continues with Half-Life: Alyx for VR

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Valve’s Half-Life series continues with Half-Life: Alyx for VR

Valve will officially return to the Half-Life series with a new episode designed for virtual reality called Half-Life: Alyx. The full reveal for the “flagship VR game” will happen later this week, the company announced today.

We’re excited to unveil Half-Life: Alyx, our flagship VR game, this Thursday at 10am Pacific Time.

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Twitch streamer creates motion-controlled lightsaber and Force controllers for Fallen Order

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Twitch streamer creates motion-controlled lightsaber and Force controllers for Fallen Order

Just after Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s first weekend, streamer Dylan “Rudeism” Beck built himself a dang motion controlled lightsaber and Force glove. He’s been streaming his Fallen Order playthrough on Twitch, complete with a fully body camera to show off his bizarre control scheme.

In a Reddit post, Rudeism showed off his build. The lightsaber looks to be an Obi-Wan plastic lightsaber toy, which Rudeism has hollowed out and placed various thumbsticks and buttons in. The blade lights up when he activates his lightsaber in game, and it reacts to different movements he makes — such as striking or blocking.

Amy Hennig’s new project will explore the uncharted waters of streaming

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Amy Hennig’s new project will explore the uncharted waters of streaming

Amy Hennig, the former creative director of the Uncharted series and Visceral Games’ unfinished Star Wars game, is joining Skydance Media to develop “interactive series” for “emerging streaming platforms,” according to an announcement from the company.

In other words, it sounds like Hennig’s next project will be very different from her AAA video game work at Naughty Dog and Electronic Arts, which she left in 2018.

Destiny 2’s next season starts Dec. 10, and finally nerfs two hated items

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Destiny 2’s next season starts Dec. 10, and finally nerfs two hated items

With only a few weeks left in Destiny 2’s first season of Year 3, Bungie announced when it’ll launch the upcoming season nine for players. In its weekly blog post, the studio also revealed nerfs to two of Destiny 2’s most divisive items: The Recluse submachine gun and the One-Eyed Mask Titan helmet.

Bungie revealed that players will lose access to some Season of the Undying achievements and ranks during the weekly reset on Dec. 10. This coincides with the Season of the Undying’s in-game countdown clock, which states how many days players have left in the season. It appears that Destiny 2 will officially transition from season eight to season nine during that weekly reset, on Tuesday, Dec. 10. The studio still hasn’t revealed what players will spend their time on next season, although we do know it’s called Season of Dawn.

Pokémon Sword and Shield is super effective at shutting down some Roku devices

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Pokémon Sword and Shield is super effective at shutting down some Roku devices

In one of the weirdest video game bugs to date, Pokémon Sword and Shield started plaguing Roku devices in players’ homes. When some users were playing the new Pokémon games, they noticed their Roku devices going on the fritz. And while some thought it was just a bizarre coincidence, Roku’s since confirmed the issue.

In an email to The Verge, Roku explained that it pushed an update to its systems to prevent Sword and Shield from interfering with Roku devices. Roku recommends players place their Switches in airplane mode until their streaming devices finish updating.

D&D’s first new character class in 5 years could cause nightmares for DMs

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D&D’s first new character class in 5 years could cause nightmares for DMs

Players in Dungeons & Dragons are getting a new character class, and it sounds like it could be a nightmare for some Dungeon Masters.

The 5th edition of D&D officially launched in 2014 with the publication of the Player’s Handbook. It included D&D’s four iconic roles — Cleric, Fighter, Rogue, and Wizard — along with eight fan favorites for a grand total of 12 classes. This month, Wizards of the Coast will publish Eberron: Rising from the Last War, and with it the game’s 13th class. That makes it the first new class players have had in more than five years.

The Tetris Effect soundtrack is finally getting a proper release

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The Tetris Effect soundtrack is finally getting a proper release

Tetris Effect’s beloved soundtrack is coming to vinyl, publisher Enhance Games announced today.

Developed by Enhance Games, Monstars, and Resonair, Tetris Effect was released in November 2018 for PlayStation 4. (It was released on PC earlier this year.) To celebrate the one-year anniversary, the publisher is working with Limited Run Games to release two vinyl versions of the game’s soundtrack — and a reissued physical version for PlayStation 4.