Category: Gaming

Call of Duty: Warzone now shows message of support for Black Lives Matter


Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward has updated Modern Warfare with a message of support for the Black Lives Matter movement. The message, which appears on the game‘s Message of the Day segment, as well as the loading screen for its battle royale format, Warzone, shows solidarity for those protesting against racism and the senseless killing of George Floyd. Our community is hurting,” the message reads. “Call of Duty and Infinity Ward stand for equality and inclusion. We stand against the racism and injustice our Black community endures. Until change happens and Black Lives Matter, we will never truly be the community…

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Look, I don’t care if ‘The Outer Worlds’ Switch port is bad — pump it in my veins


Today, friends, is a Good Day™: The Outer Worlds is being released on the Nintendo Switch. Excuse me while I slip into my Springsteen jeans and fist-pump for the next three hours. At this stage in the article, I assume you’re one of two types of people: you either know about The Outer Worlds or you don’t. If you’re in the former camp, I give you permission to skim over this part. Okay, so The Outer Worlds is a first-person RPG set in an alternative reality. It was released on the Xbox One and PS4 in October of last year (check out our original review here)…

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Rockstar shuts off GTA Online & Red Dead Online during George Floyd memorial


Rockstar Games today cut off access to its online games — namely Red Dead Online and GTA Online — in order “honor the legacy of George Floyd,” whose memorial took place at the same time. Black Lives Matter. To honor the legacy of George Floyd, today, 6/4/20, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. ET, we will be shutting down access to our online games, Grand Theft Auto Online and Red Dead Online. — Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) June 4, 2020 The memorial for Floyd was held in Minneapolis, and featured a call to action from Reverend Al Sharpton, the president of the National Action…

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‘51 Worldwide Games’ is now a relaxing part of my lockdown life


Gaming has been a blessing during lockdown. And while I haven’t been pumping hours into Valorant or cruising GTA V online, I have been spending the past couple of weeks unwinding to the incredibly therapeutic 51 Worldwide Games on the Nintendo Switch. “What’s that?” I hear you say. Well, it is what it says on the tin: a collection of 51 games from around the world. You can find the full list of the titles here, but it includes a whole range of fun activities, from chess to mancala, from bowling to battle tanks, and from blackjack to solitaire. And more, obviously. I…

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Xbox Series X will make old games look prettier


Microsoft continues its campaign of putting out details on the Xbox Series X, and today revealed that, in addition to having backwards compatibility, the XSX will employ some techno wizardry to make the older games much better looking than they originally were. Jason Ronald, Director of Program Management for the new console, revealed in an Xbox Wire update that Microsoft’s augmenting the launch line-up of the XSX with older games. We already knew the console would be backwards compatible with games from every previous Xbox generation, but Ronald adds that, through some process that sounds pretty complicated, the company will make…

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Sony announces a PlayStation 5 reveal — here’s what to expect


After months of trickling out information about the PlayStation 5, Sony‘s finally putting on a show. Specifically, it’s going to reveal some of the games that’ll be available on its new console. It’s likely not going to be a console reveal, but at least it’s something. Join us Thursday, June 4 at 1:00pm Pacific time for a look at the future of gaming on PlayStation 5: https://t.co/Yr8fafcOVd #PS5 pic.twitter.com/F0yBbDmOtC — PlayStation (@PlayStation) May 29, 2020 The event will be held on June 4, a Tuesday, at 1pm PDT, and will last for an hour. You’ll be able to view the…

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Devious Call of Duty pranksters are building shitty guns to fool players in Warzone


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare‘s battle royale format, Warzone, is all the rage these days. Casual gamers love it, hardcores love it, I love it, everybody loves it. But a new in-game prank is about to catch a few poor saps completely off-guard — and it’s already claimed victims. Any Warzone enthusiast knows having the right loadout — a custom-made set of guns and perks (or special skills) — can tremendously increase your chances of winning. That’s why a band of Reddit tricksters are trying to design the worst guns possible, and leave them on the ground for other players to pick…

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Sony patents AI soundtrack generator that adapts game music to your emotions


Sony has filed a patent for a soundtrack generator that matches music to a gamer’s emotions, sparking speculation that the tech could find its way into the PlayStation 5. The patent, which was first spotted by Gaming Intel, describes an AI-powered system that adapts background music to game scenarios and a player’s activity. The feature maps emotions such as tension, joy, and fear to musical components including rhythm, melodic structure, and harmonic density, based on published reviews and social media opinions. This data will train algorithms to play sounds that trigger the desired feelings. According to the patent, composers would first create musical motifs for characters, activities, areas, and…

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This GTA V mod lets you ride your own bike around Los Santos


With lockdown measures enforced around the globe, exercising indoors has had a bit of a boom — particularly indoor cycling. Online video game-like training platforms like Zwift have brought new realms of realism to the activity, but this ingenious GTA V mod has taken it to a whole other level. In short, the GTBikeV mod lets you ride your real bike around GTA V’s massive virtual world, Los Santos, almost as if you were actually there. The mod allows you to connect your bike and smart trainer to the game, so as you pedal your indoor exercise bike, your in-game…

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Final Fantasy XIV Online with 30 days of play time is free through 26 May: Here’s how to get it


Square Enix today announced that the Final Fantasy XIV Online: Starter Edition, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in the Final Fantasy universe, is free to download on Playstation 4 from now until 26 May, after which you can keep it forever. If you have a Playstation 4 and an account already, all you need to do is head to the Playstation store, either here or on your console, and navigate to the game’s page. You’ll notice the Starter Edition is free, but this isn’t a crippled or lite version. It comes with the full A Realm Reborn quest line and dozens of hours…

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