Red Dead Online once again handing beta players free cash and 15 Gold Bars

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Red Dead Online players are once again being handed a nice present for participation in the beta.

Rockstar Games is handing Red Dead Online players in-game cash and gold bars as a big thank you for continuing to test the game.

Red Dead Online players who have played the beta from launch through December 20 will receive 15 Gold Bars, starting today. Those who are just jumping in can nab the freebie as long as they play by the aforementioned date.

Best of 2018: “That goat can really program!”: How CD Projekt and Mike Pondsmith came together for Cyberpunk 2077

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It’s been a wild year for VG247, so to celebrate we’re going to be republishing some of our favourite work published in 2018 – opinion pieces, features, and interviews, that we’ve enjoyed writing and reading, and which we believe showcase some of our best work. Enjoy!

“That goat can really program!”: How CD Projekt and Mike Pondsmith came together for Cyberpunk 2077 was first published on September 7, 2018.

Cyberpunk 2077 has been one of the hottest reveals of the year, stealing all the thunder at E3 in June when it was first shown to the press and industry behind closed doors, before developer CD Projekt Red decided to unleash that same demo to the masses weeks later.

Riot Games COO put on unpaid leave over misconduct in the workplace

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Riot Games COO put on unpaid leave over misconduct in the workplace

Riot Games has put its COO on two months unpaid leave over alleged misconduct at work.

An internal email sent to Riot Games employees this week states company COO Scott Gelb was put on two months unpaid leave, during which he will undergo “training.”

The notice to staffers from CEO Nicolo Laurent didn’t elaborate on the type of training, nor the exact nature of Gelb’s offence (thanks, GI.biz).

Fortnite’s Infinity Blade will be nerfed in a future update

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The Mythic Infinity Blade was added to Fortnite in v7.01, and in a future patch, Epic will remove the item’s ability to harvest/build.

Epic Games said it is applying changes to the Infinity Blade item over the amount of discussion and feedback from Fortnite players.

According to a post on the official Fortnite reddit, the intent with Infinity Blade was to provide a weapon with “inherent risk to balance out the great capability it provides.”

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate limited-time Spirit Board event is live

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate limited-time Spirit Board event is live

The limited-time Spirit Board event for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now live.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players can participate in the limited-time Spirit Board event today through December 16. This is the first of weekly events planned for the brawler.

The theme is “A Spectacle to Behold” which means characters who wear glasses or sunglasses will frequent the Spirit Board.

Anthem livestream dives deep into loot, builds, gear – watch the archive here

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BioWare hosted a very informative Anthem livestream last night.

At just under an hour, BioWare delved deep into progression, gear composition, gear score and loot in Anthem. This in-depth look revealed that customisation items are separate from core items, which are necessary for progression.

A major component in class building in Anthem is the ability to combo, and use attacks to boost cooldowns, which in turn results in more action.

This Kingdom Hearts 3 Limited Edition PS4 Pro is rather pretty

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This Kingdom Hearts 3 Limited Edition PS4 Pro is rather pretty

Sony will release a Kingdom Hearts 3 Limited Edition PS4 Pro bundle.

The Kingdom Hearts 3 Limited Edition PS4 Pro will be released alongside the game January 29. The consoles features the Kingdom Hearts emblem, and has a dark gray (or light black), leather-texture finish.

Inside the box is a glossy black Dualshock 4 controller with Kingdom Hearts detailing on the touchpad.

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 officially joins EA Access

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EA has officially added Star Wars: Battlefront 2 to the EA Access vault.

The EA Access vault, available on Xbox One, is a collection of EA games accessible to subscribers. You can download and play those games without any limits for as long as you are a member.

EA constantly expands the vault, and the latest addition was actually spoiled ahead of time. That being Star Wars: Battlefront 2, of course, which has been showing up in players’ vaults for two weeks now.

Best of 2018: If Red Dead Redemption 2 is a PS4 and Xbox One milestone, do we really need next-gen consoles?

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It’s been a wild year for VG247, so to celebrate we’re going to be republishing some of our favourite work published in 2018 – opinion pieces, features, and interviews, that we’ve enjoyed writing and reading, and which we believe showcase some of our best work. Enjoy!

If Red Dead Redemption 2 is a PS4 and Xbox One milestone, do we really need next-gen consoles? was first published on November 29, 2018.

In 2005, when Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas released on the original Xbox, I remember playing it and thinking ‘well, this is as good as games are going to get on this system’. By ‘good’, I suppose, I really meant ‘big’; San Andreas isn’t necessarily the best game on the system, but it was the first one that made me really start to think about what the next generation of systems would be like. How could they push these boundaries out further?