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The Moogle Chocobo Carnival Begins Next Week in Final Fantasy XV

[embedded content] Starting January 24, Altissia will be transformed into a carnival within Final Fantasy XV. Called the Moogle Chocobo Carnival, this special event will let players take part in various side quests and even take in an exciting fireworks display. Oh, and there will be all new outfits for Noctis! In order to participate in the Moogle Chocobo Carnival, players will have to have a Carnival Passport. This can be obtained by downloading one of the game’s Holiday Pack DLC. There are two versions of this DLC (one of which is free), so make sure you download it in order to take part in the festivities. If you just can’t wait until January 24, check out the trailer that Square Enix released above. The carnival will kick off the same day as the game’s next major update, which will add in new features such as selfies. Here’s what you can expect in full from the update courtesy of our friends over at Gematsu: “Holiday Pack+” Updates Moogle Chocobo Carnival opened “Festive Ensemble (Noctis-only)” costume added “Holiday Pack+ Exclusive” photo frames added “Holiday Pack (Free Version)” Updates Moogle Chocobo Carnival opened “Choco-Mog Tee (Noctis-only)” costume added “Holiday Pack (Free Version) Exclusive” photo READ…

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Rainbow Six Siege’s Next Operation Is Velvet Shell, Will Include Two New Operators From Spain

[embedded content] On Sunday, February 5, Ubisoft will offer up a live demo of Velvet Shell, the first Operation of Rainbow Six Siege’s Year Two. It will take place during the final day of the Six Invitational, the biggest Rainbow Six Siege tournament featuring the top Xbox One and PC players competing for a $200,000 prize pool. So far, Ubisoft has confirmed that Velvet Shell will include a map and two new Operators from Spain, and you’ll be able to watch the livestream on Twitch and YouTube. Here’s some of the highlights of the Six Invitational’s schedule: Friday, February 3 10am ET – PC and Xbox One quarter finals Saturday, February 4 10am ET – PC and Xbox One semi-finals 12:45pm ET – Velvet Shell Operators Panel 3:35pm ET – Velvet Shell Map & Features Panel Sunday, February 5 10:15am ET – Year Two Roadmap 10:45am ET – Xbox One Grand Final 1:15pm ET – Velvet Shell Live Demo 2:45pm ET – PC Grand Final “One of the most anticipated parts of the weekend is sure to be the teaser panels for Operation Velvet Shell, where information about the new operators and new map will be revealed,” Ubisoft says. “The Six Invitational will also include panels to discuss the past and the READ FULL…

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The Division Update 1.6 & Last Stand Expansion Detailed by Ubisoft

Releasing simultaneously on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, the third expansion for The Division, Last Stand, will include a new mode called Last Stand, as well as a new Incursion. Unlike the Dark Zone, Last Stand is session-based and features clear objectives and win conditions, but you’ll also find familiar aspects such as PvE enemies and Landmarks. As Ubisoft explains, you’ll need to be level 30 to access Last Stand and each match can last a maximum of 20 minutes: The Last Stand game mode offers session based player versus player combat in The Division, mixed with a strong PvE aspect, and a brand new way to experience the Dark Zone separate from the regular game. In it, two teams of eight players are fighting each other on an instanced map to control the aforementioned terminals, until one team has transferred enough information to win the match. When taking part in Last Stand, the game will always assume that your team are the Division agents while the enemy team will be seen as Rogues (note that they are just labeled as Rogue for lore reasons, as the actual Rogue mechanics do not apply in Last Stand). In other READ FULL…

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Destiny’s Crimson Days Event Isn’t Returning in 2017, Bungie Has “Other Plans”

Focusing on what’s next for Destiny in their latest weekly update, Bungie revealed that the Crimson Days Valentine’s event won’t be returning this year. Instead, they have “other plans” and are “dedicating our efforts to delivering different things for you to play.” Bungie also said the Live Team is currently working on the next Destiny content patch, and they’ll give out details in a livestream closer to springtime: Last week at Bungie, we teased that you haven’t heard the last from the Live Team. Their next content update is taking shape. We’re super excited to tell you about it – but not so excited that we’ll jump the gun. There will come a time when we’ll take a seat on our streaming set to talk about how we’ll spend the springtime together. That moment will come closer to the thaw. It’s rarely our policy to issue guarantees about things that are not yet certified for download. Given the work that is being done behind the scenes, however, we feel like we can start to call the shot. Undated at the moment, the next update for Destiny will include some design work to refine weapon balance. After saying they’ve been doing lots of behind-the-scenes player-to-player combat READ FULL STORY…

Rocket League Season 4 Starting in April

The third competitive season of Rocket League, which started in June of 2016, has gone far longer than the first two seasons of the beloved sports title. Thankfully, the lengthy season is finally coming to an end. Developer Psyonix announced on their website that Season 4 will be starting in “early April.” They also revealed that Season 4 changes are tied to a future update for Rocket League, which means the date is still flexible. As with previous seasons, there will be rewards for players that competed in Season 3. All players that have placed in Competitive Playlists will get “special Wheels” according to Psyonix. Here are the goodies courtesy of their website (click the link to see pictures of them): Prospect I or higher – Season 3 Prospect Wheels Challenger I or higher – Season 3 Challenger Wheels Rising Star or higher – Season 3 Star Wheels Champion or higher – Season 3 Champion Wheels Grand Champion – “Season 3 Grand Champion” Title The highest reward you receive is tied to the highest Tier you reached in any Competitive Playlist during Season 3. If you reached ‘Champion’ at any point in Season 3, then dropped to ‘Superstar’ or lower,…

Digital Extremes

Warframe The Glast Gambit Update Now Available on PS4, Xbox One

[embedded content] Digital Extremes has released free-to-play shooter Warframe’s first update for 2017 called “The Glast Gambit.” Out today on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, The Glast Gambit features new weapons, quests, customizations and more. The Glast Gambit is a free download for players who already finished last year’s expansion, The War Within. Check out some of the highlights of the latest expansion in the trailer above, and we’ve compiled some of the key features below as well. Key The Glast Gambit update feature: NEW WARFRAME: Plague your enemies with the Infested powers of Lotus’ newest warrior, Nidus. Spread the Infestation by spawning maggots that seek nearby enemies, manifest plagued tendrils to immobilize foes, and redistribute the damage you take to infected victims. NEW COSMETICS: New community-made Customizations from the TennoGen program have arrived on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One! Console players can now get their hands on the Volt Amp Skin, Volt Arrester Helmet, Mag Orbit Skin, Chroma Tarrasque Helmet and the Excalibur Sentient Slayer Skin from the Market to stylize their Warframe. NEW QUEST: Nef Anyo has stolen the children of the Mycona Colony, and the Tenno must challenge Nef in The Index and beat him at his…

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Hitman Gets HDR Support on January 31

[embedded content] On January 31, Io-Interactive will release a Hitman update that adds High Dynamic Range (HDR) support on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One S, and PC, “allowing for more vibrant graphics.” Programmer Anders Wang Kristensen explained that HDR allows the player to see outside a bright window while standing in a dark room: As an example, think of 47 in a dark room looking out a bright window. Without HDR you would not be able make out what’s outside, whereas with HDR you can simultaneously see details inside the room and outside the window. Another extreme example is the sun. Without HDR we could not render the sun brighter than a white piece of paper, so we had to ‘simulate’ the sun being blinding. With HDR we can draw the sun several times brighter, so that it is actually close to being blinding, just like in real life. Hitman’s PS4 Pro support, added in November, increases the overall resolution, reduces aliasing, improves reflective surfaces, and adds more detailed lighting effects. You’ll also find the UI is rendered natively in 4K. If you don’t have a 4K TV, “the image will be downsampled to 1080p to benefit from higher quality READ FULL STORY…

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Killing Floor 2 Update Today Adds the Tropical Bash Content Pack

Tripwire Interactive has announced that the first Killing Floor 2 update of 2017 is now live on PlayStation 4 and PC, adding the Tropical Bash content pack. With Tropical Bash, you’ll find a new tropical island map, Zed Landing, that includes a brand-new type of Zed, the Gorefiend. A brother to the Gorefast, the Gorefiend features dual blades and powerful attacks. “At Tripwire we strongly believe in not splintering the player base by charging for map packs,” Game Director David Hensley said. “This way we ensure that all players can play together all the time because they all own the same maps.” Here’s the new content included with today’s update: New Map – Zed Landing, a lush tropical island with an active volcano and dynamic volcano effects New Weapon – Hammer the point home to Zeds using the Bone Crusher, a devastating makeshift mace and shield for the Berserker perk New Zed – The deadly, dual-bladed Gorefiend adds yet another threat for players to overcome Dual Perk Weapons – Weapons can now belong to more than one perk, greatly increasing the weapon choices available for each perk New Emotes – New emote animations that can be triggered during gameplay. All players receive one READ FULL…

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Stardew Valley PS Vita Version Being Investigated, PS4 Save Issue Fix on the Way

After expressing his interest in seeing Stardew Valley on PlayStation Vita last month, developer Eric Barone has confirmed that it’s now being looked into. “We are currently investigating the possibility of a PS Vita port,” he wrote on the game’s official website. As for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, a patch in early February should help resolve any issues players are having with unload-able saves: Chucklefish and Sickhead Games are making good progress on addressing some issues with the console versions. Their top priority is to resolve the issue where saved games become unload-able. Fortunately, they’ve discovered the reason this is happening, and after this next patch, it shouldn’t occur anymore. If you currently have a save file that won’t load, it will likely work once again after the patch comes out. The patch will also fix several other issues… I’ll share the full patch notes with you when the it’s been finalized. Another future patch should make the controller easier to use by getting rid of the cursor in menus. Also in February, a Steam beta test will go live for translated versions of Stardew Valley in Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Russian, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese. “It will go READ FULL STORY…

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Latest Warframe Update on PS4 & Xbox One Adds The Glast Gambit Quest, New Warframe

[embedded content] In the first update to Warframe on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One since The War Within at the end of last year, Digital Extremes has added a new Warframe, a new quest, new weapons, new cosmetics, and more. Titled The Glast Gambit, the new quest in today’s Warframe update sees you being summoned by Ergo Glast of the Perrin Sequence to the outpost known as the Mycona Colony, where you must confront Corpus aristocrat, Nef Anyo, who has stolen the children of the Mycona. You must have completed The War Within to access The Glast Gambit. Here’s the highlights for The Glast Gambit update: New Warframe Plague your enemies with the Infested powers of Lotus’ newest warrior, Nidus. Spread the Infestation by spawning maggots that seek nearby enemies, manifest plagued tendrils to immobilize foes, and redistribute the damage you take to infected victims. New Cosmetics New community-made Customizations from the TennoGen program have arrived on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One! Console players can now get their hands on the Volt Amp Skin, Volt Arrester Helmet, Mag Orbit Skin, Chroma Tarrasque Helmet and the Excalibur Sentient Slayer Skin from the Market to stylize their Warframe. New Quest Nef Anyo has stolen the children of READ…

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…

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Neverwinter Update Rolled Out Today Adds Seas of Moving Ice Content

The folks over at Cryptic Studios has just rolled out the latest Neverwinter update on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and it’s quite the hefty one for the massively popular free-to-play MMORPG. In the press release sent out earlier today, the Neverwinter: Storm’s King Thunder  – Sea of Moving Ice content update adds a new adventure zone, new artifact, weaponry, fishing mini-game and more. Continuing the story from Storm King’s Thunder, the threat of the Ring of Winter persists, leaving Neverwinter and its surrounding lands in peril. Adventurers must gather support against Jarl Storvald and his stronghold while navigating dangerous surrounding waters with the new khyek. Along the way, they’ll be able try their luck at an updated fishing system, hunt for bottles filled with treasure maps and uncover lost relics to earn powerful artifact weapons. This update to Neverwinter’s Storm King’s Thunder introduces several features, including: Assault on Svardborg – This epic, new level 70 trial pits 10 adventurers against the mighty Jarl Storvald in the heart of his stronghold, with both Normal and Master difficulty levels. New Adventure Zone – Adventurers will traverse over half a dozen large ice mountains and several smaller icebergs to READ…

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Gets Leaderboards This Month, Combat Records Next Month

Previewing some of their plans for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare in 2017, developer Infinity Warfare brought out their January 2017 Community Update yesterday, announcing that leaderboards will finally arrive later this month. Then, by late February, both Combat Records and the in-game Emblem Editor will be released: Before the end of this month we’ll roll out Leaderboards, and by late February we’ll release Combat Records and the in-game editor that allows for custom emblem creation. We know everyone is anxious to get their hands on these features and we’re doing everything we can to finish testing, wrap them up, and get them out to you. When the leaderboards go live, they’ll tell you what percentile you’re in overall and, if you’re in the top 10,000 overall, you’ll be able to see your specific rank in that list of 10,000. There will also be friend leaderboards, where you can see how you compare to your friends on a weekly, monthly, and all-time basis. “Once the update is live your leaderboards will be populated after you play a match in that mode,” Infinity Ward adds. “So, don’t fret if you don’t see all your data straight away. We’ll be rolling out more details on the…

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FIFA 17 Update 1.05 Is Live on PS4 & Xbox One, PS3 & Xbox 360 Update Coming Soon

[embedded content] Previously released on PC, FIFA 17 update 1.05 (aka Title Update 4) is now available to download on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Players are reporting that it’s 949MB on PS4. Here’s the full list of patch notes: Addressed the Following in FIFA Ultimate Team Displaying correct kit on the player in the kit select screen. Players will no longer be able to set custom player positions in Team Management during gameplay. An issue in Squad Building Challenges where switching a higher rated player with a lower rated player resulted in the overall squad rating going up. Removed Est. Date, Crest and Squad Name from the FUT Champions matchup screen. Changed the latency bar graphic to give more detail on connection quality. Addressed the Following in Career Mode An issue where the current weekly wages from the budget tab do not properly reflect the actual weekly wages. Visual/Presentation Changes Improved camera selection for slow motion goal replays. Addressed EATV buffering. Addressed audio balance of French commentators. Gameplay commentator language for The Journey now defaults to language selected in Game Settings. Addressed the Following in Gameplay Adjusted the defensive line position for low pressure tactics. Addressed an issue where a READ…