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Huge 16GB Mortal Kombat X PC Patch Pulled After It Deletes Save Files

Written by Stuart Thomas on 06 May 2015 at 14:00

An absolutely massive 15.8GB Mortal Kombat X PC patch has been pulled after it emerged the update was deleting players’ save files. High Voltage Software is responsible for the PC port of NetherRealm’s ultra-violent fighter, and this is just the latest in a catalog of errors for the series’ first simultaneous PC launch.

Users wanting to boot up the fighter on Steam were greeted with the hefty download, which weighs in at nearly three times the entire install size of a base copy of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Once it was patched up and ready to go though, PC gamers were reporting wholesale their entire progress had been deleted, leading to a retraction of the update. [More]

EA Financials Reveal Mirrors Edge 2 Coming Early 2016

Written by Joffy S on 06 May 2015 at 12:45

I know EA made a bit of a song and dance about Mirror’s Edge 2 at E3 last year, but part of me never took them seriously that it was ever going to see the light of day at all. The original wasn’t exactly a bestseller, despite some fairly widespread critical acclaim, but during EA’s recent financial results it confirmed we can expect Mirror’s Edge 2 in the fourth quarter of FY2016.

In non-financial lingo that’s early 2016, so Faith Connors next free-running adventure should be with us this time next year. What we saw of Mirror’s Edge during E3 was, like much of EA’s press conference, very conceptual, so we’d expect to see a whole lot more of this when June rolls around. [More]

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Black Mesa Arrives On Steam Early Access But It Isnt Free Man

Written by Neil Soutter on 06 May 2015 at 11:30

The so-long-in-development-it’s-a-wonder-it-still-exists Black Mesa has arrived on Steam Early Access, developer Crowbar Collective has announced. The total remake of the original Half-Life was announced way back in the mists of time, a time before Youtube even existed, a time we called 2004.

Now it’s nearly finished, a complete re-imagining of Half-Life, in the same Source engine used for Half-Life 2. The Early Access version of Black Mesa is apparently 85% complete, with just the end of the single-player campaign needing reworking. Crowbar Collective has said it doesn’t want to just recreate the Xen ending note for note, but actually improve upon it with its own take. [More]

Check Out The Feral Beasts Of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt In The Monsters Trailer

Written by Stuart Thomas on 06 May 2015 at 10:15

It’s less than two weeks now until The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt lands, and if you’re sat there twiddling your thumbs and counting down the hours until Geralt wreaks his vengeance, CD Projekt RED has you covered with a new development diary.

Focusing on the various monsters, serpents and critters you’ll be encountering on your travels, not just looking at their design but their advanced AI. Beasts won’t just be lurking around waiting to be killed, they’ll be part of a complex ecosystem with their natural environment; Geralt can track territorial markings, observe weather systems, and hunt at the right time of day to locate specific enemies. [More]

Rockstar Banning Grand Theft Auto 5 PC Players For Using Mods

Written by Joffy S on 05 May 2015 at 16:45

Rockstar has been wielding an almighty banhammer this past few days, with Grand Theft Auto 5 and its online component Grand Theft Auto Online going through a bit of a turbulent period. Both the single and multiplayer components are intertwined pretty heavily, and players cheating and/or using mods are being banned wholesale.

It appears as if it doesn’t matter whether these mods are being solely used for multiplayer or not, GTA 5 players using mods will be banned from playing online. The problem stems from widespread cheating online, with players using trainers and cheat mods to activate everything from flying cars, to god mod, and money-spewing machine guns. The knock-on effect is simple FOV fixes are getting players banned.  [More]

DRM-Free Steam Competitor GOG Galaxy Goes Live Today

Written by Neil Soutter on 05 May 2015 at 15:30

GOG.com is tentatively beginning its first attempt to tread on the almighty size 15 shoes of Valve, releasing its GOG Galaxy client to the world in beta form. The digital distribution service, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED, is taking the fight to Gabe and co with its DRM-free gaming client, with all the bells and whistles attached.

Much like Steam, GOG Galaxy features friends lists, community tools, achievements, auto-updates and one-click installations, but its trump card is that each and every game can be played offline with no DRM whatsoever. [More]

Nvidia Bundling Batman: Arkham Knight And The Witcher 3 With GeForce GTX 980 And 970 GPUs

Written by Stuart Thomas on 05 May 2015 at 14:35

Batman: Arkham Knight has joined The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in being away free alongside purchases of Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 980 graphics cards. Previously just Geralt’s adventure was included in the deal, but now two of 2015’s hottest properties will be bundled in with Nvidia’s high-end graphics cards.

To get yourself copies of both games you’ll need to pick up a quality graphics card from a participating retail from 2pm today. If you’ve bought one of these cards already then you’ll be excluded from the deal, but if you’ve bought one just recently then I’ve heard tale of plenty of people contacting Nvidia or the retailer and getting upgraded. [More]

AMD Radeon R9 380 Spotted In HP Gaming Pre-Build

Written by Joffy S on 05 May 2015 at 13:00

HP has published a press release for its back-to-school lineup of PCs arriving later this year, with one of the pre-builds containing a hitherto unannounced graphics card - the AMD Radeon R9 380.

AMD has been extremely tight-lipped about its upcoming GPU range, aside from the performance capabilities of the 2.5D high-bandwidth memory (HBM) set to feature in its next flagship model, likely the R9 390X. Up until now the chip manufacturer has yet to even disclose a Radeon R9 380, but it features in the upcoming HP Envy Phoenix Tower, which can come with a GTX 980 or the aforementioned R9 380. [More]

SteamVR Game Lineup Leaks - Planned Valve Games Revealed And More

Written by Neil Soutter on 05 May 2015 at 12:00

Valve has sprung a leak over the weekend, with the Steam VR headset’s mini-site providing some vital clues as to what we can expect during the early days of Steam VR. The Vive headset, created in conjunction with HTC, is coming this November, and intrepid Redditors have dug up some interesting info from the Steam VR website’s source code.

While this is by no means confirmation of all of Valve’s VR plans, we see a line-up of 16 titles heading our way later this year. It’s an eclectic mix of VR experiences, fully-fledged titles, and reworked software designed to capitalise on the headset’s virtual reality capabilities. [More]

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