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Mafia III Update Today Adds New Custom License Plates, Is 1.3GB on PS4

In the new Mafia III update today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, developer Hangar 13 brought “new custom license plates and additional car customization options.” According to players, it’s a 1.3GB download on PS4, and a 1.8GB download on PC and Xbox One. The patch notes for today’s update were combined with the details for December’s update, so we’ve taken the relevant change and placed it below: Car Customization We’ve also added 20 custom license plates to the game so that you can show your flair when displaying some “NWBRDX” pride or paying your respects to “MRCLAY.” So switch up those gear ratios and get ready to race! Hangar 13 added at the bottom of the patch notes for December’s update, “We were laser-focused to deliver this racing update so that you could roll into the New Year in style, but we do have more coming early next year. Namely, more customization and the ability to further enhance the performance of the cars in your fleet.” Mafia III shipped 4.5 million copies in its first week and has lots of DLC on the way. Asked about the first piece of story DLC, Hangar 13 said, “The team is finishing Faster, Baby! up but we…

Battleborn Update Today Is 13GB, Adds PS4 Pro Support & Much More

[embedded content] At 2pm PT/5pm ET/10pm GMT, Gearbox will release the giant Battleborn Winter Update, which is 13GB on PlayStation 4, 15GB on PC, and 18GB on Xbox One. Some of the highlights of the Winter Update include PS4 Pro support, two new training modes, Draft Mode, the unlocking of the core 25 characters (after completing the Prologue), Main and Daily Quests, and a user interface overhaul. After installing the update, PS4 Pro owners will find performance enhancements across the board, as well as these three gameplay options: 1080p at 30 frames-per-second, 1080p at up to 60fps, and 4K at 30fps. Regular PS4 owners will also have a new option to run Battleborn at 1080p at up to 60fps, in addition to the 1080p at 30fps option. Furthermore, the Winter Update adds support for the Third Story Operation, Oscar Mike vs The Battle School, which is $4.99 USD on its own or included in the $19.99 USD Season Pass. Additionally, the 30th hero, Beatrix, goes live today for all Season Pass owners, while everyone else will have to wait until January 26 to unlock her (for 47,500 credits). Here’s some of the highlights of today’s big Battleborn update: All 25 Core Characters Unlocked That’s right, 25 badass playable characters, no waiting! With…

Borderlands 3 Deal with Nintendo Falls Apart, Don’t Expect to See the Game on Switch

Gearbox CEO Says Not to Expect Borderlands 3 on the Nintendo Switch, Apparently Nintendo Has ‘Other Priorities’ Just as third-party support for Nintendo’s new console was starting to look promising, we hit this stumbling stone. Something happened between Gearbox and Nintendo recently that will reportedly cause Borderlands 3 to miss a release on the Nintendo Switch. Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford took to twitter today to answer a fan question about seeing Borderlands 3 on the Switch. Mr. Pitchford said right out, “I don’t see that as happening.” Apparently, they “were talking to Nintendo, but that stopped for some reason. They have other priorities.” This is especially bizarre as the Borderlands games have previously been published by 2K games, which is owned by Take-Two Interactive, a confirmed publishing partner for the Nintendo Switch. 2K is already set to publish at least one confirmed NBA game for the switch so one must assume that the issue is between Nintendo and Gearbox. Borderlands is 2k’s best-selling title, selling over 12 million copies. The project titled Borderlands 3 was hyped as, “the big one” back in 2015 when it was announced. At PAX East in 2016, we learned that the game would be a successor to…

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XCOM 2’s Long War 2 Adds New Technical Soldier Class

In case you missed it, last week, developer Pavonis Interactive (previously known as Long War Studios) and publisher 2K announced Long War 2 for XCOM 2, a follow up mod to the incredibly popular and extensive mod,  …Read More The post XCOM 2’s Long War 2 Adds New Technical Soldier Class by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Battleborn Winter Update Arrives Next Week

Battleborn is set to kick off 2017 with its biggest update yet. Arriving next week on January 19, the game’s Winter update will drop. This brings with it a massive overhaul of how the game handles new players (for example, all 25 characters will be unlocked after completing the prologue), the introduction of daily quests, and an updated in-game economy. Oh, and it adds in PS4 Pro support. Here’s the complete overview on what is being added in the rather sizable Winter update straight from Battleborn’s official website: NEW PLAYER EXPERIENCE Whether you’re new to the game or just want to hone your skills for multiplayer, we’ve added several key features. All 25 Core Characters Unlocked! 25 badass playable characters, no waiting! You’re eager to find your favorite, so get to it! With this update, the core 25 characters will be unlocked for all players after completing the Prologue. What about the character unlock challenges? These challenges now award a brand new skin upon completion! We’ve also adjusted several challenges to be more attainable. Main Quests – Story Mode Story Mode missions will have more guides and tools to lead your through various areas of the game. The Credit READ FULL…

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NBA 2K18 Announced, Hits “All Platforms” in Fall 2017

Included as part of Nintendo’s Switch presentation yesterday, NBA 2K18 was officially announced by 2K today. Releasing in fall 2017, NBA 2K18 will “continue the franchise’s tradition as the “gold standard of basketball simulation,”” complete with “unrivaled realism and true NBA gameplay.” 2K says NBA 2K18 will be available “across all platforms,” suggesting it will come to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, and mobile. So far, Nintendo Switch is the only specific platform confirmed to be getting NBA 2K18. That version launches in September 2017. Here’s what Nintendo says NBA 2K18 will offer: The highest rated [according to Metacritic] annual sports title of this console generation comes to Nintendo Switch with NBA 2K18, featuring unparalleled authenticity and improvements on the court. Shape your MyPLAYER and write your own narrative, build your dream MyTEAM, take control of the league, or prove you’re the best of the best by competing against players from around the globe. NBA 2K18 will continue the franchise’s tradition as “the gold standard of basketball simulation” (Sports Gamers Online) with unrivaled realism and true NBA gameplay. Features: Create your MyPLAYER and develop your own NBA journey in MyCAREER. Build your all-star MyTEAM with new card types. MyLEAGUE and MyGM – Take control of an READ FULL…

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XCOM 2’s Long War 2 Adds Coilguns Weapon Tier

In case you missed it, developer Pavonis Interactive (previously known as Long War Studios) and publisher 2K announced Long War 2 for XCOM 2, a follow up mod to the incredibly popular and extensive mod, Long War,  …Read More The post XCOM 2’s Long War 2 Adds Coilguns Weapon Tier by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Assassin’s Creed, Batman Writer Corey May Leaves Certain Affinity for 2K

Today, writer Corey May — best known for his work in the Assassin’s Creed series — has announced via Facebook that he has left Certain Affinity (which he left Ubisoft for back in 2015) to take a …Read More The post Assassin’s Creed, Batman Writer Corey May Leaves Certain Affinity for 2K by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Diablo 3 & Mafia III PS4 Pro Support Detailed in Analysis

[embedded content] Last week, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition received update 1.15, which added 4K PlayStation 4 Pro support to the PS4 version. In Digital Foundry’s analysis, they discovered that Diablo III on PS4 Pro has dynamic resolution, meaning it ranges from 1080p to 2160p, depending on the setting. “So for example, you get a true native 4K for indoor areas, like the New Tristram tavern, and even the Cathedral dungeon with no enemies in sight,” Digital Foundry said. They later added, “With a maelstrom of effects and a screen filled with enemies, Diablo III’s renderer scales back down to 1080p on PS4 Pro.” For the most part, Digital Foundry says PS4 Pro owners with a 4K display will see gameplay in between 1080p and 4K, typically at 1728p or 1872p. If you have a 1080p display, “this output is downscaled to 1080p for a much cleaner look.” They also noted that the frame-rate on PS4 Pro is locked to 60fps with only minor stutters, and there’s some improvements to ambient occlusion and a more impactful bloom effect. HDR support isn’t included. [embedded content] As for Mafia III, 2K and developer Hangar 13 never announced that the game received PS4 Pro support…

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Mafia III Gets PS4 Pro Support; Bumps Resolution to 1440p

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Latest Mafia III Update Brought Car Customization and Races, More Outfits

[embedded content] Released yesterday on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, the latest Mafia III update added car customization, car races (six circuit lap races and six point-to-point races) so you can unlock those customizations and the Griffin Marauder car, new outfits, and more. Here’s an overview of what developer Hangar 13 added with the new patch, which is a reported 2.9GB to 4.5GB download, depending on your platform: Car Customization First step to your very own custom, cherry-ed out rides: Get over to one of the nine Big Rick’s Garage locations around New Bordeaux. From there, start selecting what kind of Decals, Exhausts, Spoilers, Superchargers and Wheels you want on your car. With this content patch, you’ll have over 50 unique customizations for your fleet. What you’re able to install, though, is all up to what you unlock in Car Races. Car Races Whether you’re taking tight turns in a sports car or blazing through oncoming traffic in an exotic model, there are 12 races for you to win throughout New Bordeaux – six circuit lap races and six point-to-point races. The races become available after the first sit-down with all three lieutenants. Whenever you’re cruising around the open world (and not…

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Civilization VI Gets Big Updates, New Civ

Civilization VI dropped some new stuff today. The first is a “Winter Update” that makes a bunch of tweaks and fixes to the core game. The second are some paid pieces of DLC that introduce new scenarios and the game’s first post-release Civ, Poland, who are led by Jadwiga. Advertisement You can read about all the little patch notes here, but of more interest is the paid stuff, especially since Poland seems ridiculously powerful. With the ability to culture bomb (by building forts that manually push borders back and steal hexes), knock enemies back in combat with their Winged Hussars unique unit and force their religion on neighboring Civs, they seem perfect for anyone who wants to play like a conquering asshole. Poland’s Civ, which costs $5, also comes with a scenario focused on defending Central Europe from the Teutonic Knights and Ottomans. Also costing $5 is a Viking Scenario pack, which adds six new city-states, three new natural wonders and a 100-turn scenario where you can play as Norway or Sweden and go raiding across Europe. Interesting to see Firaxis take this route to expanding the game. Civ V only had two main expansions, but both did a lot…

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WWE 2K17 Update 1.05 Preps for the Future Stars Pack, Fixes Issues

Released earlier today, WWE 2K17 update 1.05 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One adds support for the upcoming Future Stars Pack, addresses online stability, and fixes numerous issues. A 1.1GB download on PS4, here’s the full list of patch notes for today’s WWE 2K17 update: Gameplay Chain wrestling can now be manually initiated in the early stage of a match by holding the right bumper (R1/RB) and pressing the grapple button (X/A) Fixed a stability issue that occurred when selecting Cesaro with an Alternate Attire and entering a match Fixed an issue with Superstars unintentionally picking up an opponent when attempting a ground grapple Performing a wake up taunt will cause the opponent to face the taunting Superstar after getting up Fixed an issue with Superstars performing diving charged finishers against a ringside opponent Addressed an issue with OMG! moves improperly granting momentum to the attacker when reversed Fixed an issue with the second player not being able to control both tag team partners in a two on two tag team match Users are now able to trigger a bottom rope elimination when one is already ongoing during a Royal Rumble Fixed an issue with COM Superstars not switching targets at appropriate moments in multi-man…

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NBA 2KVR Experience Review – Space Jam (PS4)

[embedded content] As we’re still very much in the early days of virtual reality gaming, it shouldn’t be a surprise that a lot of the titles that exist are collections of mini-games. It makes sense as it allows developers to cobble up a few different ideas that are fun in VR, and they don’t have to tie them all together into one cohesive game. It’s worked well in the past (for an example, check out 2K’s Carnival Games VR), and the NBA 2KVR Experience looks to deliver some basketball-themed fun. If you’re like me, then your ears perked up upon reading the term “experience.” That hasn’t exactly been a flattering term so far for virtual reality gaming. Most of the titles that are officially branded as an experience haven’t been much of a success critically. There’s nothing wrong with feeling like a tech demo when something is free (check out Trials on Tatooine if you have an HTC Vive), but it’s a much bigger issue when a publisher is charging money for it. Sadly, the $14.99-priced NBA 2KVR Experience doesn’t dispel the stigma as it offers up a bare-bones experience that is really hard to recommend to anyone. What’s actually here, which is four basketball-themed mini-games, isn’t…