DCS Warthog and Lock On flight sim developers announce Modern Air Combat

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DCS Warthog and Lock On flight sim developers announce Modern Air Combat

Eagle Dynamics, the makers of DCS World, DCS A10-C Warthog and Lock On: Modern Air Combat, has announced a brand new game. Called simply Modern Air Combat, it will include 14 flyable aircraft spanning conflicts during the Korean War to the modern day. The title is expected to launch this fall for PC and be compatible with modern virtual reality devices.

Today’s announcement comes with a stunning in-engine trailer, which we’ve embedded above.

Pokémon Go teases Gen 4 Pokémon

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Pokémon Go teases Gen 4 Pokémon

Pokémon Go may add a new generation of Pokémon soon, based on a new piece of artwork posted to the mobile game’s official Twitter account.

The artwork was released to celebrate the two-year anniversary of Pokémon Go, and highlights many of the additions to the game over the past year: Alolan Pokémon, the ability to trade Pokémon and send gifts, Professor Willow and Mew, the mythical Pokémon players could battle as part of the field research game mechanic.

Splatoon 2 hackers are a big problem, and players demand help

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Splatoon 2 hackers are a big problem, and players demand help

Splatoon 2 players are finding the Nintendo Switch game increasingly overrun with hackers, who have figured out ways to not only claim an easy win, but also circumvent the game’s abuse report system. Their anger crested this week when a Splatoon 2 fan hacked the game’s leaderboards to display a message demanding that Nintendo install anti-cheat measures, or otherwise clean up the abuse of the multiplayer game.

Someone hacked the Splatoon 2 X Rank Leaderboard in an effort to call out Nintendo's lack of response to cheaters.

"Please add anti cheat" pic.twitter.com/ehz4mmWL3c

Vampire: The Masquerade maker responds to accusations it caters to neo-Nazi groups

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Vampire: The Masquerade maker responds to accusations it caters to neo-Nazi groups

White Wolf Publishing, the company behind Vampire: The Masquerade, a classic tabletop role-playing game, is caught up in an explosive controversy. A story widely circulated online accused White Wolf of marketing its products to consumers who align with neo-Nazi and white-supremacist ideology. White Wolf responded to strenuously deny those claims.

The episode falls on the eve of the release of Vampire’s 5th edition, referred to as V5, at this year’s Gen Con in August. In a live question and answer session today on Twitch, White Wolf’s Jason Karl, producer on V5, confronted the issue directly.

Reddit employee saves GamerGate subreddit, KotakuInAction, after founder closes it

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Reddit employee saves GamerGate subreddit, KotakuInAction, after founder closes it

A Reddit employee stepped in to save KotakuInAction, the platform’s main pro-GamerGate subreddit, after its founder decided to shut it down Thursday night, calling the community a “viral cancer.”

KotakuInAction’s founder, a Redditor who goes by david-me, published a lengthy explainer on his decision to turn r/KotakuInAction private, boot out all moderators and, essentially, try to shut down the subreddit. The post details his reasoning for starting the subreddit back in 2014 when GamerGate — a reactionary, hateful campaign that targeted women and marginalized people in the games industry and manufactured a cover of being interested in “ethics in games journalism” — first started. The post provides additional context for deciding to take action against the community he founded.

Battle for Azeroth’s pre-patch is hitting World of Warcraft on July 17

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Battle for Azeroth’s pre-patch is hitting World of Warcraft on July 17

The era of Legion is coming to an end as World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth’s arrival approaches. Next week, on July 17, the Battle for Azeroth pre-expansion patch will be released. Not only will the patch remove some old content, it’ll also update the classes and add new quests for players to experience before Battle for Azeroth’s release.

When the pre-patch goes live, all of Battle for Azeroth’s class changes, overhauls and rebalances will be updated for the live server. To compensate, the Legion Artifact weapon traits will be disabled, leaving players with a normal stat-stick to hit things or cast spells with. However, players will be able to transmog any weapon into their old Artifact — as long as it’s the same archetype.

Bungie has revealed bounties and more ahead of Destiny 2’s upcoming patch

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Bungie has revealed bounties and more ahead of Destiny 2’s upcoming patch

Destiny 2 version 1.2.3 — arriving next week — is the last major update scheduled for the game before Destiny 2: Forsaken comes out. As usual, Bungie has been fairly secretive regarding all the changes coming in the new patch, including the return of bounties. In the studio’s latest weekly update, community manager David “DeeJ” Dague took players through a few of the changes hitting next week.

The return of bounties is the first major change coming in patch 1.2.3. While the system should be familiar to Destiny players, it has a few key differences from the old setup. As usual, players will be able to pick up easily digestible objectives from a variety of vendors every day. However, each bounty will now cost a bit of Glimmer — Destiny’s in-game currency.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta kicks off in August

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta kicks off in August

Activision and Treyarch will give Call of Duty fans two opportunities to play Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 before the game launches. A multiplayer beta for the game’s traditional competitive modes will kick off in August, while a second beta, for the game’s battle royale-style Blackout mode, will start in September.

PlayStation 4 owners will get first crack at Black Ops 4’s multiplayer beta on Aug. 3 through Aug. 6. The following week, on Aug. 10, the Black Ops 4 beta will be available on PS4, Xbox One and Windows PC through Battle.net.

Final Fantasy 14’s Behemoth invades Monster Hunter: World next month

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Final Fantasy 14’s Behemoth invades Monster Hunter: World next month

At E3 2018, a crossover event between Monster Hunter: World and Final Fantasy 14 was announced. Capcom recently revealed a new trailer for Monster Hunter: World’s side of the equation, complete with a Behemoth that players can hunt. Today’s trailer also confirmed that the new content will come to the game as a free update on Aug. 1.

The trailer reveals quite a bit about the event, and includes plenty of references to Final Fantasy-related enemies, items and NPCs. The star of the show is Behemoth, one of Final Fantasy’s most recognizable recurring monsters. Players are shown fighting Behemoth in the Elder’s Recess, the end-game location where most Elder Dragons are found.

Eevee and Pikachu’s new hairstyles are shocking fans everywhere

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Eevee and Pikachu’s new hairstyles are shocking fans everywhere

The latest trailer for the Pokémon: Let’s Go! games blessed us with idyllic footage of the Kanto region and adorable Pokémon action. The player character cruises around on their Onix, Lapras, and Arcanine. A good Magikarp flops behind its trainer. The player bonds with their partners Pikachu and Eevee. Familiar characters and locations return — catch Brock and Misty in their gyms and Professor Oak in his lab — and new characters and gameplay aspects are revealed.

All in all, the new trailer is enough to make anyone’s heart warm, whether they’re a die-hard Gen-Oner or a Pokémon Go newbie.