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Pokémon Go Update Brings More Stability To Pokémon Go Plus

Niantic recently released an update (1.7.1 on iOS, 0.37.1 on Android) for Pokémon Go. Albeit being a smaller update, it nonetheless adds some improvements, mostly related to Pokémon Go Plus.

The wearable accessory that notifies you of nearby Pokémon and PokéStops became available as of last week. However, some users had problems pairing their device to the game, while others were receiving errors related to the device without actually owning one. This update aims to fix those issues.

You can read the patch notes below:

  • Pokémon GO Plus stability improvement
  • Added quick help when first connected to Pokémon GO Plus
  • Minor text fixes

You can read about the previous update, which introduced the Pokémon buddy system, here.

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Sneaky Zebra’s Prop Wars Brings All Your Favorite Franchises Together

Sometimes you don't have to go to the movies to watch larger-than-life characters fight each other in an impressive special-effects spectacle. YouTube channel Sneaky Zebra has just uploaded Prop Wars: Prop Harder, a short film that uses the weapons of tons of beloved movies and television shows.

The comedic duo of Nick Acott and Gary Scullion have made a name for themselves by traveling to numerous conventions and highlighting the best cosplayers in their short films. Prop Wars was a video first released in 2013, and the new sequel ups the geek-culture ante in every way imaginable. It features a great deal of replicas from well-known series, complete with music cues and sound effects. Check out Prop Wars: Prop Harder for yourself below.

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Recently, Sneaky Zebra showed off the best cosplay of San Diego Comic-Con 2016. They've also covered events like WonderCon and Blizzcon.

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Report: Xbox One S Brings Slight Performance Boost Over Launch Units

Microsoft's Xbox One S is out today in its Launch Edition configuration, which gets you the 2 TB version of the hardware for about $ 300. As we wrote in our review, it adds some bells and whistles for people who have taken the 4K plunge, but it looks as though it might come with some bonuses where it counts: games. According to an in-depth hardware analysis from Digital Foundry, players may see some performance boosts on the new hardware.

We've known all along that the revised hardware has a slightly faster GPU clock speed, but Microsoft has gone out of its way to say that it wouldn't affect gaming at all. Thanks to Digital Foundry's benchmarking, however, we have some real-world examples of how that's not exactly true. The results varied depending on where the bottlenecks were. In games that were particularly CPU intensive, the increased GPU horsepower did little, if anything. In some cases, such as Project Cars, it resulted in a maximum increase of 9 FPS.

The entire breakdown is interesting, and well worth the read. The short version is that it's far from a framerate panacea, but it does help out in some games. Not bad.

[Source: Digital Foundry]

 

Our Take
I just bought a gaming PC, so the Xbox One S isn't even on my radar at this point. It's nice to see that some games can get a nice boost with the hardware. I suppose this is the part where I snicker at 30 FPS gaming. 

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7th Dragon III: Code VFD Launch Trailer Brings Dragons and Free DLC

7th Dragon III: Code VFD launches on the 3DS in North America today. Despite the confusing name, this is the fourth of the 7th Dragon games, but the first to make it to North America.

In 7th Dragon III: Code VFD, players find themselves as a monster hunter paired with game developer Nodens Enterprises fighting off an invasion of dragons on earth. The game's launch trailer seen below shows off the various classes and characters you will be able to recruit on your journey.

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Though the 7th Dragon series is larger outside of North America, Sega has said that the story and new characters present are meant to stand alone. Additionally, players will be treated to three free waves of DLC in the weeks following launch. The first of which is available now, and adds two outbreak quests that let players gain extra XP.

There are two more waves to be introduced, and these DLC packs will increase in price to $ 1.49 after a week. 7th Dragon III: Code VFD is available now only for 3DS.

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Big Uncharted 4 Update Brings Free DLC, Leveling System & More

Uncharted 4's multiplayer DLC will all be free, and the game's first batch – Lost Treasures – is out today with the game's 1.08 patch, which has plenty of its own goodies.

The Lost Treasures DLC features the Sunken Ruins map, chests featuring gameplay items (such as the Path of Indra Mystical that lets you teleport to teammates), and a variety of cosmetic vanity items.

The patch introduces a leveling system (70 levels) with awards along the way, ranked team deathmatch, the first triple pack, and a variety of multiplayer improvements.

For more on the Lost Treasures DLC and the Patch, click the source link below.

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[Source: Official PlayStation Blog]

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Doom’s First Update Brings Back Classic Centered Weapon Look

Doom's first update, coming June 30, will bring, among other things, a very familiar look to the game. Players will now be able to center their guns on the screen, as was customary in Doom (1993).

The update will also bring a photo mode to Doom, an addition that will likely produce some gross, gory results. You can check out the full list of changes and tweaks coming to the game below:

General:

  • Added Classic DOOM weapon placement/view model option (all modes)

Campaign:

  • Added Photo Mode, accessible in the game's settings

Multiplayer:

  • Updated weapon balance (live as of June 10, 2016)
  • Clan Arena and Freeze Tag now require the winning team to complete 5 rounds in order to win the match. (live as of June 10, 2016)
  • Customization UI has been implemented to show all possible unlocks
  • Cross Style option has been added to settings for MP.

SnapMap:

  • Added Original Author to the map info page
  • Added a timeout for AFK in Lobby
  • Added a property to allow map authors to choose if SnapMap will auto-manage (hide/show) hand-placed AI
  • Added Enable/Disable to Shootable Trigger
  • Added Sky/Window props
  • Added an auto-rollback to previous version for corrupted maps
  • Improved sorting algorithms for Most Popular map searches

Single Player Fixes:

  • Fixed Steam Friends’ Ultra-Nightmare Helmets not populating the map
  • Fixed freeze when opening weapon wheel at more than 142 FPS (PC)
  • Fixed quit to desktop when clicking campaign after initiating Dev Mode (PC)
  • Fixed “IDKFA” Trophy/Achievement not properly unlocking (all versions)
  • Fixed PS4 crash when reloading checkpoint in Foundry
  • Fixed some occurrences of the “Every Nook and Cranny” Trophy not unlocking after collecting all Doomguys (PS4)
  • Fixed an issue where the game required Internet access (Xbox One)

Multiplayer Fixes:

  • Fixed crash while experiencing server connection issues (PS4)
  • Fixed crash when a client suspends the game while a lobby loads into a match (PS4)
  • Various cosmetic and gameplay fixes
  • Matchmaking improvements
    • Fix for restrictive NAT types being chosen as dedicated server lobby host
    • Fix for larger lobbies having longer matchmaking times
    • Fix for Player getting left behind if they join a friend as the lobby countdown finishes
    • Bug and stability fixes

SnapMap Fixes: 

  • Fixed Asian language font issues
  • Fixed AI pathing error with certain types of props
  • Fixed error where multiple maps share the same Map ID
  • Various map error fixes
  • Various logic fixes
  • Various stability fixes

PC Only Fixes:

  • Fixed Dev Mode incorrectly triggering when the user retrieves their own save data from Steam Cloud

For more on Doom, make sure to check out our review.

[Source: Bethesda] 

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Lumberyard beta 1.3 brings improved graphics and greater VR support

The release of Lumberyard beta 1.3 marks the first time the fledgling engine has received a significant graphical boost since being unveiled in February. …


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The Next Call Of Duty DLC Brings Hell-Fire Spewing Dragons To Zombies Mode

The third DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Descent, is arriving first to PlayStation 4 on July 12, with later platforms to follow. Previous Black Ops II DLC includes Awakening and Eclipse.

The pack comes with four new multiplayer maps, with both some familiar and brand-new settings.

  • Empire: by re-imagining the Black Ops II fan-favorite map Raid, this medium-sized locale feature a Roman villa recreated by an eccentric billionaire.
  • Berserk: a viking village frozen in time, this map will have players battle to control the center bridge while fending off both enemies and blizzards. 
  • Rumble: massive robots stand within an arena as they battle to the admiration of the crowd. Players will fight beneath them while trying to avoid falling mechs and pyrotechnics.
  • Cryogen: off the coast of the Dead Sea is a compound where the most dangerous criminals have been cryogenically frozen. Weave around their frozen tubes in a circular map that's surrounded by sentry towers as they keep watch. 

This DLC will also include the next chapter of the Origins zombie saga, Gorod Krovi. Located in an alternate universe in the Soviet Union in the 1940's, zombies are part mechanized as you battle them in swarms amidst fiery aerial dragon
assaults within
 the what remains of Stalingrad. This next chapter will feature new enemies, weapons, and gameplay mechanics. 

Descent is now available for pre-order on the PlayStation 4 network at a discounted rate via the Call of Duty: Black Ops III DLC season pass. However, it is also available for individual purchase for $ 15. Starting today, those who preorder the Descent DLC will receive an exclusive Gorod
Krovi dynamic theme for their PS4. Information on availability on other platforms is said to follow soon. 

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Fan’s Mod Brings Overwatch’s Tracer To Street Fighter V

One 3D artist online has just released a mod for Street Fighter V that brings Tracer, the public face of Overwatch, to the fighting ring. Though she doesn’t have her own unique set of moves, the model is an almost spot-on recreation of Tracer.

THEJAMK recently started a Patreon page to collect donations as they make custom skins for characters in Street Fighter V. They uploaded a video of Tracer in action, which you can see below.

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THEJAMK’s previous work includes bringing The Flash and Spider-Gwen to the game. Tracer is a skin for Cammy, meaning she retains the moveset and voice lines of that character. Anyone can download the mod for the PC version of Street Fighter V from the page, and bring Tracer to their game at no cost. 

[Source: THEJAMK]


Our Take
While fan creations and projects like this are always cool to see, we’re not exactly sure how legal it is. Mods for PC games are usually allowed to get as unique as they want, but since this artist is accepting money for characters they don’t own, we wouldn’t be surprised if these costumes were taken down once they gain more attention.

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Activator update brings deeper button configuration to Steam Controllers

Valve has given its 500,000 Steam Controller owners another way to customize the versatile gamepad with the addition of activators. …


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