Rainbow Six Siege: Outbreak is Siege meets Left 4 Dead – hands-on impressions, new videos and screens

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Hands-on with Rainbow Six Siege: Outbreak, gameplay impressions, 3 new videos and screens of the evolution of Ubisoft’s tactical shooter.

The fact that Rainbow Six Siege’s Outbreak mode exists in the first place is pretty amazing, because it is such a departure from what Siege is. This is almost like EA deciding to put Madden into FIFA. Then when you add in the fact this will only be available for four weeks it becomes almost unbelievable. This isn’t just some mini game that will come and go, this is almost an entirely new game, and I certainly wouldn’t complain if Ubisoft had just released it as a £20 standalone title.

In the most simplest of terms, Outbreak is pretty much what would happen if Ubisoft brought the rights to Left 4 Dead. You and two teammates try to make it through any one of the three missions, passing through areas filled with what are effectively zombies, just with a little more colour and an alien heritage.

As you pass through these levels you take on a variety of tasks such as escorting hostages, planting explosive charges and clearing the area of foes. Then when you make it to the next section of the mission you head into a little safe room and resupply, exactly like Left 4 Dead.

Here’s what Overwatch would look like as a classic fighting game

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Ever wondered what Overwatch would look like if it were a classic fighting game? Wonder no more.

Overwatch has been given a makeover by TGN, and it looks like a classic, 2D fighting game you’d play down the local arcade.

It’s a homage to games like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat, cabinets of which graced not only arcades, but the local pizza parlor, Taco Tico, and grocery stores back in the day.

Log in to GTA Online for your GTA$250,000 stimulus bonus, plus a 10% rebate on every GTA$ dollar spent

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Log in to GTA Online for your GTA$250,000 stimulus bonus, plus a 10% rebate on every GTA$ dollar spent

GTA Online players who log into the game between now and February 26 will be handed some extra cash.

Rockstar has announced the 2018 San Andreas State Tax Refund and Rebate event, which kicked off in GTA Online yesterday.

The studio said earlier this week it planned to hand out GTA$ to players in March. The news was mentioned alongside details on the game’s Valentine’s Event which is currently running.

EU PS Store Weekend Sale: Overwatch GOTY, Final Fantasy 15, The Witcher 3, and more

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EU PS Store Weekend Sale: Overwatch GOTY, Final Fantasy 15, The Witcher 3, and more

The European PlayStation Store has some really nice titles on sale this weekend.

Until Monday, February 19, PlayStation users in Europe can save some dough on titles such as Overwatch Game of the Year, ARK: Survival Evolved, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt GOTY and more.

From now until February 21, the Deal of the Week is NBA 2K18, which just happens to be free to play this weekend on Xbox One.

1440p support coming soon to Xbox One S and Xbox One X

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It appears Xbox One X and the Xbox One S users can look forward to 1440p support at some point in the near future.

Kevin Gammill, program manager for Microsoft’s Xbox Platform Partner Group, said on Twitter earlier this week members of the Xbox Insider Program will soon see 1440p support added.

According to Gammill (via Windows Central), folks part of the early preview ring should be “pleasantly surprised very soon.”

Switch version of Dark Souls: Remastered being handled by studio that ported LA Noire to the console

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Switch version of Dark Souls: Remastered being handled by studio that ported LA Noire to the console

The Australian Classification body has listed which studio is handling Dark Souls: Remastered for Switch.

The Switch version of Dark Souls: Remastered is being handled by the same studio who brought the remastered version of LA Noire to Switch last year.

According to the listing posted by the Australian Classification board, the developer is China-based studio Virtuos (thanks, Nintendo Life).

System Shock Reboot on hiatus so team can “reassess path” before “delivering a finished game”

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System Shock Reboot on hiatus so team can “reassess path” before “delivering a finished game”

System Shock Reboot development has been put on hold while the team reassess how best to continue the project.

Speaking in an update on the System Shock Reboot Kickstarter page, Nightdive Studios CEO Stephen Kick said as the game’s concept grew, the scope and budget followed.

“As the budget grew, we began a long series of conversations with potential publishing partners,” said Kick. “The more that we worked on the game, the more that we wanted to do, and the further we got from the original concepts that made System Shock so great.

Witcher 3 studio CD Projekt Red isn’t a fan of loot boxes, feels backlash “is good for the industry”

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Witcher 3 studio CD Projekt Red isn’t a fan of loot boxes, feels backlash “is good for the industry”

CD Projekt Red isn’t impressed with loot boxes.

The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 studio CD Projekt Red has offered its opinion on loot boxes, and the company is not a fan of such monetization.

Speaking with PC Gamer, CD Projekt Red co-founder Marcin Iwinski said customers are owed full disclosure and information on products in order to make well-informed purchasing decisions.