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Gigantic’s Exile in the North Update Now Available; Pakko Trailer Released

Perfect World and Motiga announced today that the first major update for Gigantic, called Exile in the North, is now available on Xbox One and PC. …Read More The post Gigantic’s Exile in the North Update Now Available; Pakko Trailer Released by Tomas Franzese appeared first on DualShockers.

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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Xbox Exclusive Scalebound Officially Cancelled by Microsoft

2017 is barely two weeks old, but we have our first tragic celebrity death of the year… sort of. Microsoft has announced that it has canceled Scalebound. Rumors about Scalebound’s cancellation began making the rounds early last week among some independent gaming sites and YouTube channels. Earlier today, reputable sources such as Kotaku, Eurogamer, and IGN began to report on this rumors, thus giving it an air of legitimacy. It wasn’t long before Microsoft made the news official. “After careful deliberation, Microsoft Studios has come to the decision to end production for Scalebound,” read a press statement from the Redmond-based tech giant. Announced during E3 2014, Scalebound was being developed by Hideki Kamiya and Platinum Games as an Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive title. It was set to be an ambitious action RPG where players could control both a human protagonist and his giant, fire-breathing dragon companion. Given its pedigree, Scalebound made it to the top of many site’s “most anticipated” games lists (including ours… twice!). [embedded content] According to Eurogamer, relations between Platinum Games and Microsoft “dramatically soured” since Scalebound was last seen during Gamescom 2016. Last Fall, senior members of READ FULL STORY AT GEEK!

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Windows 10 “Game Mode” Will Boost Performance of PC Games

According to a leaked file discovered in an upcoming preview update, a new feature is coming to Windows 10 that will improve the performance of PC games. This “Game Mode” will minimize resources used by apps and allocate that freed up space to the game, thus making it run faster and smoother. This was first discovered by a Twitter user named WalkingCat who reported the discovery of a DLL called “Game Mode” in the latest build of Windows 10 (version 14997). WalkingCat said in a follow-up tweet that it “looks like Windows will adjust its resource allocation logic (for CPU/Gfx etc.) to prioritize the “Game” when running in ‘Game Mode.’” The feature isn’t working yet, but it will be showing up for Insiders (those who are part of the preview program) soon. This discovery is backed up by WindowsCentral, whose sources reveal that this Game Mode works similar to the way Xbox One runs games by minimizing app resources for games to run at their best. Windows 10 hasn’t had a similar option that maximizes game performance, but it soon will with the upcoming Creators Update. [embedded content] What’s unclear about this report is whether or not the update improves…

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Gigantic enters open beta on Windows 10 and Xbox One

Press release: REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Thursday, December 8, 2016 — Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play online games, and Motiga Inc. announced Gigantic is now in Open Beta as part of the Xbox Game Preview Program. The free-to-play competitive action MOBA is available on the Windows Store (Windows 10 PC’s and Xbox One) across North… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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Hilarious Dead Rising 4 Video Brings Out the Holiday’s Worst

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Developer Releases Christmas Advent Calendar with Giveaways

Developer Larian Studios launched a Divinity: Original Sin 2 digital Advent calendar today, giving fans a chance to win digital prizes. …Read More The post Divinity: Original Sin 2 Developer Releases Christmas Advent Calendar with Giveaways by David Lozada appeared first on DualShockers.

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New Maps, Features, Content, and Deals Announced for Gears of War 4

The march of new content for Gears of War fans continues this December with the second major update for Gears of War 4, The Coalition announced today. Arriving on December 6, this update adds extra value …Read More The post New Maps, Features, Content, and Deals Announced for Gears of War 4 by David Lozada appeared first on DualShockers.

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Silence Is A Beautiful Adventure That Begins In A Dark Place

Silence, the long-awaited sequel to Daedalic Entertainment’s The Whispered World, begins with a World War II bombing raid that sends 16 year old Noah and his little sister into the magical world that exists between life and death. It’s a sad way to begin a beautiful adventure. Advertisement Originally announced in late 2013 for a 2014 release, Silence arrives today on PlayStation 4 and PC, with an Xbox Anywhere version arriving on Friday. Its predecessor, The Whispered World, is an award-winning adventure game released in 2009 that was praised for its hand-painted visuals and story but criticized for sub-par voice work and often convoluted puzzles. Inside the bunker, Noah calms Renie by acting out the events of The Whispered World, a clever way to recap. Silence is still hit-or-miss with the voice work (Noah’s sister Renie tries real hard), but the hand-painted visuals have been paired with gorgeous 3D characters to excellent effect, and the puzzles have been streamlined, doing away with the old school inventory system of its predecessor in favor of a more intuitive mechanic where important items are always at hand. Advertisement Following the bombing, Noah and Renie find themselves in the world of Silence, a place…

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Gears of War 4 Community Nights Premieres with Horde 3.0 Rotation

Community nights have returned for the Gears of War 4 community thanks to support from The Coalition. The events will occur once a month and each has themed weapons and characters. This first event will take place …Read More The post Gears of War 4 Community Nights Premieres with Horde 3.0 Rotation by Steven Santana appeared first on DualShockers.

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Minecraft: Windows 10 and Pocket Edition 1.0 Ender Update Coming in 2016

Developer Mojang is planning on ending 2016 with the 1.0 Ender Update for Minecraft: Windows 10 and Pocket Edition. This will also remove the beta label for the Windows 10 edition, bringing it more in line …Read More The post Minecraft: Windows 10 and Pocket Edition 1.0 Ender Update Coming in 2016 by Steven Santana appeared first on DualShockers.

Xbox Holiday Update Rolling Out Today on Xbox One and Windows 10; Here Is What it Brings

Today Microsoft announced that the Xbox Holiday Update will start rolling out today on Xbox One and on the Xbox app on Windows 10, bringing Clubs, Looking for Group, Achievement Rarity, Group Messaging and more to the …Read More The post Xbox Holiday Update Rolling Out Today on Xbox One and Windows 10; Here Is What it Brings by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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Gears of War 4 Tenth Anniversary Update Celebrates the Franchise with Content, Events, and More

On November 7, the Gears of War franchise will celebrate its tenth anniversary. To celebrate developer The Coalition will be updating Gears of War 4 with Ten Years of Gears. This includes the Tenth Anniversary Gear Pack, in-game anniversary events, community events and competitions, and an update addressing versus credit gains, gear packs, and bounties. Dropping on November 7 is the Tenth Anniversary Gear Pack which is purchasable for 200 credits, will net you a customization item, an emblem or bounty, and a randomized card from the launch series of cards. The full content in the Tenth Anniversary Gear Pack includes: the Gary Carmine playable character with Anthony Carmine, Benjamin Carmine, and Clayton Carmine skins for the longshot, gnasher, and lancer respectively. A 10 Years of Gears weapon set that includes the Lancer, Hammerburst, Retro Lancer, Markza Mk. 1, and Enforcer. Gary Carmine and 10 Years of Gears emblems, and the following bounties: Welcome Back To The Army – Get 5 kills with a Hammerburst as Marcus (Versus) Security System Activated – Get 100 kills as an Engineer (Horde) That’s From Dom – Get a knife execution as Marcus (Versus) This isn’t a gun, it’s a comrade – Get 5 kills with a Markza…

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Minecraft Pocket Edition and Windows 10 Beta Receive Bug Fix Update 0.16.1

A new update for Minecraft Pocket Edition and Windows 10 Beta was released: version 0.16.1. This update fixes bugs and improves performance. The update must be downloaded via whichever app store was used to purchase the game. You can find the full changelog from Mojang below: Tweaks: Fixed spacing so there’s now enough room for some longer localized text. Performance improvements. Bug fixes: Fixed a crash caused by some splash potions generated through slash commands. You can now delete a world & save a resource pack if the path has UTF-8 characters. Fixed updating player inventory slots. Fixed Realm crash when placing an item frame. Fixed game crash when renaming a map. Creepers explode when attacked by snow golems now. Fixed inventory slots are now kept in the .mcworld save file (Education Edition only). Fixed a crash when creating a new world. Fixed crashes caused by fire arrows. Fixed crash on iOS devices when game is resumed.