Miramar Finally Added To PUBG On Xbox Game Preview, Track Suit Returns For Limited Time

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Miramar Finally Added To PUBG On Xbox Game Preview, Track Suit Returns For Limited Time

PUBG mobile players got access to Miramar, PUBG's vast desert map, just last week and Xbox One players are now welcome to the party. Some new DLC is being made available as well and the dev team is doubling down on the optimization focus for PUBG on the Xbox Game Preview service.

In addition to adding the Miramar map, a new variant for the fan-favorite tracksuit is being added. The golden tracksuit, along with an Instructor Set featuring an orange shirt, shorts, and camouflage cap, will be available for a limited time in the lobby store.

You can read up on the full list of additions on Xbox Wire. If you want to see a well-oiled machine dominate on this new map, watch the Shacknews SCRUBG squad get a chicken dinner on Miramar in the video below.

A Sheriff's Office Is Paying A Monthly Fee To Amazon For Facial Recognition Prime

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A Sheriff's Office Is Paying A Monthly Fee To Amazon For Facial Recognition Prime

The outrageous, speedy facial recognition tech of cop dramas on TV and film are closer to being a reality. The ACLU of northern California has acquired documents that show that Amazon's facial recognition project, called Rekognition, is being used by police departments in Florida and Oregon.

The Washington Post reported on the partnerships, sharing information gained from documents acquired by the ACLU.

“Once powerful surveillance systems like these are built and deployed, the harm can’t be undone. We’re talking about a technology that will supercharge surveillance in our communities,” said Nicole Ozer, Technology and Civil Liberties Director for the ACLU of Northern California. She said the technology could be used “to track protesters, target immigrants, and spy on entire neighborhoods.”

Sea of Thieves Dives Into The Hungering Deep May 29, New Features Revealed

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Sea of Thieves Dives Into The Hungering Deep May 29, New Features Revealed

If you missed it, Sea of Thieves patch 1.0.8 brought the item sharing feature back so pirates can help their crew out more directly and they may need it when the free expansion goes live. The next time a major update hits, Sea of Thieves will be ushering pirates into The Hungering Deep as the first of the DLC roadmap sets sail. On May 29, 2018, the free update will put players on the path of Merry Merrick and add some new mechanics, items, and a new creature to the seafaring formula.

The Hungering Deep will add ship flags, a speaking trumpet for shouting at other pirates, selectable tattoos, and selectable scars. A drum is also being added, adding another layer to the sea shanties. 

In addition to these cosmetic and functional items, The Hungering Deep includes a new campaign that will only be available for a limited time. It's initiated by a Bilge Rat contact in the island taverns and includes some exclusive rewards that can only be earned by unraveling Merrick's tale. Success will require following a trail of riddles and rumors.

Detroit: Become Human Review - More Human Than Human

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Detroit: Become Human Review - More Human Than Human

Elon Musk has been telling us for quite some time that we need to be more worried about AI. I’ve always agreed with him, but never took the idea seriously. I know technology will advance, and the world will continue to change, but I’ve never had a clear mental image of what that could look like. In Detroit: Become Human, Quantic Dream presents a future filled with androids and AI that is both terrifying and exhilarating. It’s a future that we might already be headed towards, and if within the realm of possibility, it’s one we’re not ready for.

The opening moments of Detroit: Become Human see an advanced-model android named Connor on his way to resolve a hostage situation. Conner is immediately met with hostility by everybody he encounters, and it sets the tone that androids are not regarded as equal to humans, despite how much more advanced they are in some cases. Connor, of course, isn’t alive and doesn’t have feelings, so he’s only concerned with completing his objective. However, the idea that androids are less than people, even as they become more human, is a central conflict that continues throughout the entire experience.

Young Woman In The Norwegian Resistance Army Leads One Of Battlefield 5's War Stories

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Young Woman In The Norwegian Resistance Army Leads One Of Battlefield 5's War Stories

War stories will return in the Battlefield 5 and one of the first, which was introduced in the live reveal, follows a Norweigan woman. She's part of the resistance fighters taking on the German occupation. 

"At the bottom line, it's about allowing you to witness the second world war but through the eyes of the men and women that changed the world," a developer stated during the Battlefield 5 live reveal. Various war stories from different perspectives were introduced in Battlefield 1 and will be returning for Battlefield 5.

In addition to these details on the single-player campaign, the following was shared during the Battlefield 5 reveal:

Vintage Video Game Vault: Teaching An Old Wolf To Play Old Games

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Vintage Video Game Vault: Teaching An Old Wolf To Play Old Games

Welcome to the second edition of the Vintage Video Game Vault Twitch Stream (name subject to be improved). Take a ride with your buddies on a 16-bit magic carpet as we attempt to enjoy the games of yesteryear on modern controllers that suck at playing these great classic games. Today's stream will begin at 7:00PM ET (4:00 PM PT) on twitch.tv/shacknews!

We’d like to thank all our Twitch subscribers for their support as we’ve begun ramping up streaming efforts on the site. We run weekly shows like Please Take A Look and Happy Hour to give you a glance at the newest releases (mostly Conan: Exiles and State of Decay 2 this week) or just to have some fun while we talk shop. Silliness is always encouraged and any suggestions are always welcomed.

Battlefield 5: Catch Gameplay Debut Trailer Ahead of the October 19 Release Date

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Battlefield 5: Catch Gameplay Debut Trailer Ahead of the October 19 Release Date

EA and Dice held a preview event today to show off Battlefield 5 to the world for the first time. In a panel show hosted by Trevor Noah, the world got its first glimpse at the series first visit to World War 2 since the campaign of Bad Company 2. The panelists from Dice discussed what is new for 2018 and explained some of the new modes and additions that will leave fans of the series salivating. At the end of the panel session, the world premiere of the Battlefield 5 trailer was shown.

Possibly the biggest news out of the event was the announcement that the Battlefield Premium Pass has gone the way of the dinosaurs. All players will be able to enjoy the maps and modes of Battlefield 5 without having to pay an extra $50 for the privilege A new Combined Arms cooperative mode was also announced and should be music to the ears of franchise diehards. Those who pre-order the game prior to its October 19 release date will be granted access to the open beta. The game will be available for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

No Premium Pass or Pay-To-Win Mechanics In Battlefield 5, Post-Launch Content Will Be Free

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No Premium Pass or Pay-To-Win Mechanics In Battlefield 5, Post-Launch Content Will Be Free

While the Battlefield series had one of the most robust expansions DLC roadmaps over the years, arguably warranting the price of a premium pass, the DICE team confirmed there's no premium pass in Battlefield 5. There are no expansion packs to purchase or paid maps. All post-launch maps and modes will be free.

Battlefield 5 will be an evolving live service journey. It's not 100% clear how this new progression system will be paced, as of yet. The live service is called Tides of War and the rewards that unlock over time are above.

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Battlefield 5: Grand Operations Mode Takes The Battle To a New Scale

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Battlefield 5: Grand Operations Mode Takes The Battle To a New Scale

EA and Dice finally tooks the wraps off of Battlefield 5 at a preview event today and the improvements and additions to the game should make this the biggest Battlefield game yet. The biggest news is that the game will take place during World War 2. Multiplayer fans should be happy to hear that Operations will be making a return after its debut in Battlefield 1. The mode is now known as Grand Operations and is promised to expand on everything that made the original mode such a hit with franchise fans back in 2016.

Very little information about multiplayer was revealed during the event, though the premiere trailer showed a UI that would fit right at home in a large-scale multiplayer battle. Fans will be pleased to hear that a cooperative mode will be featured in Battlefield 5. Thankfully, Battlefield V will mark the end of the Battlefield Premium Pass system, allowing all players to have access to the full array of maps and modes without having to shell out and additonal fee for expansions. How EA and Dice plan to make up the difference is still unknown, but if I was a betting man, I'd put my money down on loot crates.

Battlefield V: Grand Operations Mode Takes The Battle To a New Scale

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Battlefield V: Grand Operations Mode Takes The Battle To a New Scale

EA and Dice finally tooks the wraps off of Battlefield V at a preview event today and the improvements and additions to the game should make this the biggest Battlefield game yet. The biggest news is that the game will take place during World War 2. Multiplayer fans should be happy to hear that Operations will be making a return after its debut in Battlefield 1. The mode is now known as Grand Operations and is promised to expand on everything that made the original mode such a hit with franchise fans back in 2016.

Very little information about multiplayer was revealed during the event, though the premiere trailer showed a UI that would fit right at home in a large-scale multiplayer battle. Fans will be pleased to hear that a cooperative mode will be featured in Battlefield V. Thankfully, Battlefield V will mark the end of the Battlefield Premium Pass system, allowing all players to have access to the full array of maps and modes without having to shell out and additonal fee for expansions. How EA and Dice plan to make up the difference is still unknown, but if I was a betting man, I'd put my money down on loot crates.