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The Dwarves Update Today Greatly Reduces Loading Times & Restart Times on PS4

Improving performance, frame-rate, load times, restart times, and more, a new The Dwarves update was released today for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC by developer King Art Games. As the patch notes show, PS4 players can expect much faster loading times between scenes, up to 75% faster restart times, bug fixes, and performance improvements: PlayStation 4 Decreased loading times between different scenes (the game loads most scenes at least twice as fast) Decreased restart times in battles (65-75% faster restart times) Improved performance through better audio playback handling Removed framerate stutters due to audio processing in combat Fixed an error in battle of Mifurdania Fixed an error in the Golem battle Fixed “Greater Healing Potion” Improved performance in Toboribor Improved moving on the worldmap Fixed an error in portrait icons Xbox One Decreased loading times between different scenes (the game loads most scenes at least twice as fast) Decreased restart times in battles (65-75% faster restart times) Fixed an error in battle of Mifurdania Fixed an error in the Golem battle Fixed “Greater Healing Potion” PC Removed framerate stutters due to audio processing in combat Decreased loading times between different scenes Decreased restart times in battles Fixed an error in READ FULL…

Halo Wars 2: Physical Copy for PC and Xbox One Delivers Bonus Content

Everything You Could Want in One Version of Halo Wars 2, Courtesy of THQ Nordic Thanks to a new partnership between THQ Nordic and 343i, PC players will be able to obtain Halo Wars 2 as a physical copy. Furthermore, it will be apart of Xbox Play Anywhere. Hence, you get a digital code for the Xbox One. But wait! There’s more. Two editions of Halo Wars 2 will be available at launch. First, we get the standard edition at $59.99 EUR/USD. Ultimate Edition, however, offers you the most for your money. We’re talking four days early access to the main game, Season Pass, and Halo Wars: Definitive Edition(Also playable for PC and Xbox One) all for just $79.99 EUR/USD. Both come in high-quality packaging that is especially appealing to collectors of physical copies. “After working on so many titles together with Microsoft in 2016, we are stoked to start the year with another partnership,” said Lars Wingefors, founder & Group CEO of THQ Nordic. “Being able to deliver such a big franchise to RTS and Halo fans alike, the opportunity to buy and own this game in a beautiful physical shape is something we appreciate a lot.”  And take a look at what 343 offers…

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Halo Wars 2 to Get Two Physical PC Releases; Contents Detailed

With barely over a month until the release of Halo Wars 2, 343 Industries and THQ Nordic have teamed up to deliver some solid looking physical releases for PC players. According to the press release, PC players …Read More The post Halo Wars 2 to Get Two Physical PC Releases; Contents Detailed by Lou Contaldi appeared first on DualShockers.

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MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore 2017 Official Track Edition Races to PS4, Xbox One & PC on January 4, 2017

[embedded content] THQ Nordic announced today that MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore 2017 Official Track Edition is releasing on January 4, 2017 in North America and Europe for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Beginning on January 4, there will be a limited time physical version of the game available at retailers, priced at $39.99/€39.99. This will include the full MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore game plus all 16 races from the 2017 Supercross season, except for Daytona. If you already own MX vs. ATV Supercross Encore, you’ll be able to buy a DLC pack for $19.99/€19.99 that gives you a new track each week. THQ Nordic said: While there are racing games out there that have replica tracks and seasons, this will be the first time in video game racing history (at least to the best of THQ Nordic’s knowledge), where players can download the official track layout days before the actual race each week throughout the entire season (except for Daytona). For example: players will be able to download Anaheim Round 1 on Tuesday and then watch the pros race the same track layout that Saturday night! This special edition also marks a first for the MX vs. ATV series recreating an official Supercross season. MX…

Legends of War

THQ Nordic Acquires Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy, Legends of War IPs

THQ Nordic announced today that they’ve purchased the Sphinx (and the Cursed Mummy), Legends of War, and War Leaders: Clash of Nations franchises from Mobile Gaming Studios and Enigma Software. Sphinx originally released for PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube; Legends of War has released on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation Portable, and Xbox 360; and War Leaders released on PC. Founder and CEO Lars Wingefors said they received numerous messages about these IPs, and that Sphinx (and the Cursed Mummy) is a good fit for the Nintendo audience: These are not financially material acquisitions, but due to our love for these types of games they were natural acquisition targets that add up to our portfolio. Moreover, we also got a lot of messages from fans that encouraged us to add them. Among these titles, Sphinx (and the Cursed Mummy) is very well suited for the Nintendo audience – which we love to support. We are excited for Nintendo Switch, Nintendo’s new platform, and already have two other projects in development for it. THQ Nordic recently released Darksiders Warmastered Edition for PlayStation 4, and they’ll be bringing Red Faction to PS4 in North America on Tuesday as a PS2-on-PS4 title (it’s already available in Europe). Ratings boards have also suggested that Red Faction 2 is coming soon to PS4….

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THQ Nordic Has Two Projects in Development for Nintendo Switch; Buys More IP

Today, THQ Nordic via a press release revealed that it has two games in development for Nintendo Switch. Further, the publisher also revealed that asset purchase agreements with Mobile Gaming Studios Ltd. and Enigma Software Productions S. …Read More The post THQ Nordic Has Two Projects in Development for Nintendo Switch; Buys More IP by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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THQ Nordic has two Nintendo Switch games in development

THQ Nordic has two Nintendo Switch games in development, according to a new report. The company’s Business & Product Development Director, Reinhard Pollice, recently said in an interview that the company is working on two Switch projects, but didn’t reveal any further details.THQ Nordic is behind the popular Darksiders games and other franchises, such as Deadly Creatures, De Blob, and many others.Darksiders 2 was a launch title on the Wii U, and the remaster of the Darksiders 1 will be released on the Wii U in the future. Something tells us that one of the games THQ Nordic has in development for the Switch is a Darksiders game.Which would be awesome.Source READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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The Dwarves Review – Coming Up Short (PS4)

[embedded content] As a kid, I read way too many fantasy novels. I constantly had a book by Tolkien in my hands, and was reading about elves battling ogres or something as equally outlandish. This fascination carried over to playing D&D and Warhammer, so I’ve always loved exploring fantasy realms. That’s exactly why I was excited to give The Dwarves a try, a real-time strategy game based off a beloved German fantasy series of the same name. Real-time strategy games aren’t exactly known for being suited for consoles, but The Dwarves has a pretty decent control scheme here for a controller. Characters are switched by pressing the left and right bumpers, while different special abilities are mapped to the directional pad. Each warrior does a standard attack automatically (similar to an MMO), so the player only really has to worry about watching cool-downs and moving each character. Movement can be done either manually with the left stick, or the player can pause the game with the square button and then tell a unit where to move. Despite being very complicated, the control scheme does work decently well — at least in theory. The issue is that every part of the game feels super rough. The…

Darksiders

Darksiders Warmastered Edition Review — Vengeance, Vindication, and More Vengeance

Darksiders Warmastered Edition is a strange game in that it is original in its duplication from other famous video game franchises. Elements of its combat is taken from character-action games not unlike Devil May Cry, with button-prompt …Read More The post Darksiders Warmastered Edition Review — Vengeance, Vindication, and More Vengeance by Steven Santana appeared first on DualShockers.

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Darksiders Warmastered Edition PS4 Patch Today Fixes Battle Hardened Trophy

THQ Nordic has released a patch for the PlayStation 4 version of Darksiders Warmastered Edition, which fixes its  Battle Hardened trophy among other issues. The full changelog is as follows: Stability Fixes Fixed Spanish voice mapping Added Latino Spanish voice mapping Added better quality version of the render intro Fixed Battle Hardened Trophy (retroactive) Although users have reported experiencing glitches with Xbox One achievements, the developer hasn’t announced a patch for Microsoft’s console yet. An enhanced port of the 2010 original, Darksiders Warmastered Edition released on November 22 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a PC release this past Tuesday. The game comes complete with 4K support for PS4 Pro and PC. THQ Nordic also recently hinted that more of its games will now support 4K on console going forward. Did any of our readers try Warmastered Edition? If yes, let us know what you think of it so far. [Source: THQ Nordic] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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The Dwarves Gets a New Gameplay Trailer to Celebrate Launch

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The Dwarves Review — I Like ‘Em

I like to drink beer. Dwarves like to drink beer. I appreciate a good beard. Dwarves appreciate a good beard. I like to kill Orc scum. Dwarves like to kill Orc scum. Dwarves and I are a …Read More The post The Dwarves Review — I Like ‘Em by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Original Red Faction Rated for PlayStation 4 by ESRB

The original Red Faction has been rated for the PlayStation 4 by the ESRB (Entertainment Software Ratings Board). THQ Nordic is listed as the company behind this rating, who has also been behind other old THQ properties …Read More The post Original Red Faction Rated for PlayStation 4 by ESRB by Steven Santana appeared first on DualShockers.

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The Dwarves Gets New Trailer Spotlighting Boindil Twoblade

Developer KING Art Games and publisher THQ Nordic have released a new trailer for its upcoming tactical fantasy RPG The Dwarves. The new video spotlights one of game’s playable/main characters: Boindil. …Read More The post The Dwarves Gets New Trailer Spotlighting Boindil Twoblade by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.