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Elder Scrolls Online Orsinium DLC Adds Huge New Orc Lands As Well As Gamepad Support

Written by Joffy S on 06 October 2015 at 15:00

Against all the odds, The Elder Scrolls Online is still alive and kicking. After getting off to the sort of launch that’s buried many a game, Zenimax Online Studios’ MMORPG has since shifted to buy-to-play and seems all the better for it. Buy-to-play is a daft term, but it basically means it’s subscription-free so you just need a copy of The Elder Scrolls Online to play indefinitely.

ZOS has now announced a new premium DLC package coming TESO’s way, dubbed Orsinium. They claim it’s the largest downloadable expansion for Elder Scrolls Online since its launch, taking players to the frosty homeland of the Orcs. It hasn’t been seen in Elder Scrolls since Daggerfall so that’s exciting stuff for lore fans, packing in more than 20 hours of story content and quests set within the mountains of Wrothgar. [More]

Take Out An Insurance Plan On Your Virtual Goods With Real Cash In Metal Gear Solid V

Written by Stuart Thomas on 06 October 2015 at 13:55

Just when you think the sorry state of micro-transactions couldn’t get any grimmer, Konami go and totally outdo themselves by announcing insurance plans for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. As if it wasn’t enough of a pain in the arse to get insurance for everything in real life, you can now hand over cold, hard cash to protect your soldiers and supplies from being nabbed by rival players.

It’s all part of MGS 5’s Forward Operating Base, which is the means by which players can build up their bases and also perform daring raids on others. It seemed like a decent enough concept initially, but then Konami revealed you could pay for better bases, and now you can spend your Mother Base Coins to sign up for insurance plans so you don't lose any of your goodies. [More]

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Valve Bringing Steam Hardware To Retail Stores Across US And The UK

Written by Neil Soutter on 06 October 2015 at 12:45

Retail stores' ouroboros-like cannibalising of themselves continues apace with the news that ‘Steam Sections’ are being placed in stores across North America and the UK. In these new sections gamers will be able to pick up Steam hardware like the Steam Controller, Steam Link, and a select number of Steam Machines. Before heading home, connecting it to Valve’s digital store and never heading back into the brick and mortar shop again.

It smacks of desperate times, desperate measures for stores, which are attempting to stave off the ever-increasing threat of digital downloads but stocking whatever they can to bring punters in. For Valve however it’s a big win, and it’s one step closer to parity in the public’s perception of consoles and PCs. Once you can head on in and pick up a PC gaming device as easily as a console, we’re bound to see an influx of console gamers. [More]

Ubisoft Teasing Far Cry Primal, A Far Cry Game Without Any Guns

Written by Stuart Thomas on 06 October 2015 at 11:30

Ubisoft has painstakingly been teasing an imminent announcement for the last 18 hours. It’s a livestream of a cave painting which is literally as interesting as watching paint dry. It’s steadily been zooming out to reveal more and more but all that means nought, because an IGN Turkey Twitter account which has since been suspended tweeted out the name and ruined all the suspense. Or saved you a lot of boredom, it depends how into Paleolithic art you are.

As it turns out it’s a new Far Cry. Hooray! It’s not Far Cry 5 though, no, but the much more intriguing Far Cry Primal. Details are understandably scarce ahead of an official reveal, but Far Cry Primal looks to be a prehistoric spin-off for the series, with bow and arrow hunting, sabre-toothed tigers and woolly mammoths roaming the lands. No sign of dinosaurs just yet, it looks as if this might be too historically inaccurate even for the history trampling folks at Ubisoft. [More]

Star Wars Battlefront System Requirements Are Absolutely Massive, Why?

Written by Joffy S on 06 October 2015 at 10:56

Every so often a game comes along that is designed to absolutely spank even high-end PCs. We didn't expect the Frostbite 3-powered Star Wars Battlefront to be that game but it turns out it is. If you were holding out hope of playing DICE's multiplayer shooter, set to whip Star Wars fans into a midichlorian-fuelled frenzy ahead of Episode VII: The Force Awakens, then it may be time for that upgrade you've been holding out on.

Despite Star Wars Battlefront's 40-player cap coming in some way below the 64-player behemoth that is Battlefield 4, what we've got here our the most demanding system requirements we've seen for a game yet. Perhaps Darth Vader was given a job at DICE HQ.  So check your bank balance, compare your rig to Battlefront 3's demands here on GD, and check out the official Star Wars: Battlefront system requirements.  [More]

Mass Effect Andromeda Graphics Are Looking Better And Better, Probably

Written by Felix Nova on 05 October 2015 at 17:30

Information surrounding Mass Effect Andromeda is still very sparse. But there have been a few tweets seen recently from some key Bioware persons. And into those tweets we can read pretty much nothing, or if you really want to get hyped you can twist them into incredible juicy nuggets of gaming gold.

The tweets came through from Chris Wynn, Senior Development Director on Mass Effect. Yanick Roy, Studio Director for BioWare in Montréal. Michael Gamble, Producer - Mass Effect Trilogy, Mass Effect Andromeda. So some pretty big names involved in the Mass Effect franchise. Right, follow me on a journey of wanton speculation, where we marvel at our blinding assumptions on Mass Effect Andromeda. [More]

AC Syndicate PC Game File Size At Least 40GB But What Cost To Download

Written by Felix Nova on 05 October 2015 at 16:00

AC Syndicate is likely to have a fairly massive PC hard drive footprint. With a 40GB file size revealed over on the XBox One Store.

This is around the same sort of hard drive space that last years Assassins Creed Unity used. Which makes sense, seeing as they share a similar build structure and graphics engine. [More]

PS4 Price Reduction In Bound, Lets All Get a PS4

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

The Playstation 4 is currently $399 over in the States. One of the big North American retailers has been seen to have a PS4 priced at $349.99

Target, sell all sorts from their online store and are currently selling the PS4 with a $50 gift voucher, so they obviously have already started to acknowledge the incoming price change. But as you can see from the advertising image below they clearly state that there is a $50 price drop on the Playstation 4. [More]

Dragons Prophet Shutting Down North American Servers

Written by Shaheryar Ehsan-i-Haque on 05 October 2015 at 15:00

In what apparently seems to be a difficult decision, Runewaker Entertainment and Daybreak Game Company have announced that it's shutting down their free-to-play MMO title, Dragon's Prophet, in North America. The reasoning behind the move wasn't disclosed.

Only 2 years old, Dragon's Prophet allows players to capture, train and ride dragons in a bid to save Auratia from dangers that will threaten all the people of the Kingdom. Overall fanfare and critic feedback for the game has been pretty average. Which is likely a large part of the reason behind the upcoming server closures. [More]

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