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The Elgato Stream Deck looks like a cool, handy tool for streamers

25 Mar

If you like to stream on Twitch or YouTube, you may want to have a look at the Elgato Stream Deck.

The Elgato Stream Deck has 15 LCD keys which streamers can use to switch scenes, launch media, adjust audio or customize to their liking.

They can personalize keys with custom icons, Twitter, OBS, TipeeeStream, Twitch or other tool integrations, control Game Capture, and more. To do this, all they need to do is just drag and drop actions onto keys using the peripheral’s app.

Users can set the the 15 keys to control 210 actions which is 15 less keyboard shortcuts to memorize.

GIFs, images, videos, graphics and audio clips can also be set.

It looks rather cool actually. You can find out more on the Elgato Stream Deck, which ships in May, through the official website.

It is available for pre-order now through Amazon and GAME, and will run you $149.95/£139.95.

The Elgato Stream Deck looks like a cool, handy tool for streamers

25 Mar

If you like to stream on Twitch or YouTube, you may want to have a look at the Elgato Stream Deck.

The Elgato Stream Deck has 15 LCD keys which streamers can use to switch scenes, launch media, adjust audio or customize to their liking.

They can personalize keys with custom icons, Twitter, OBS, TipeeeStream, Twitch or other tool integrations, control Game Capture, and more. To do this, all they need to do is just drag and drop actions onto keys using the peripheral’s app.

Users can set the the 15 keys to control 210 actions which is 15 less keyboard shortcuts to memorize.

GIFs, images, videos, graphics and audio clips can also be set.

It looks rather cool actually. You can find out more on the Elgato Stream Deck, which ships in May, through the official website.

It is available for pre-order now through Amazon and GAME, and will run you $149.95/£139.95.

Leaked Call of Duty: World War 2 promotional images show a franchise “going back to its roots” – rumor

25 Mar

Looks like the next entry in the Call of Duty franchise will indeed take the series “back to its roots” if these leaked promotional materials for Call of Duty: World War 2 are legitimate. Best file this as a rumor for now, though.

The leaked images were sent over to TheFamilyVideoGamers earlier this week.

Again, information provided to the outlet should be taken as rumor for now, but we must point out TheFamilyVideoGamers is a respected outlet and not one to a post a rumor as large as this without warrant, as they told us earlier this week.

This is one reason they sat on this information for almost an entire week before going live with it.

For one, Call of Duty isn’t a franchise TheFamilyVideoGamers would normally cover. The second reason they didn’t go live with it from the onset, was the person who sent the information was anonymous.

This isn’t uncommon, because no one wants to lose their job over sending a leak to an outlet. The person who sent the email over said the images came from someone close to the project at Sledgehammer – which is working on the next Call of Duty game.

Whether the person who sent the tip works for the developer themselves, or it was indeed sent to the source by a Sledgehammer employee cannot be verified.

Now that’s we’ve provided you some background on this rumor, let’s take a look at what appears to be early promotional materials.

Posters and steel cases of the Normandy landing

The posters and steel cases you see in the video from TheFamilyVideoGamers were likely shown during a marketing meeting with retailers.

It’s also possible the images came from focus group testing, where selected individuals of the public are asked for their opinion on consumer products. As someone who has participated in focus group testing in the past for products before they came to market (Tide To Go, Fazoli’s, space-age maxi pads, smelly dish soap), it’s not uncommon for companies to ask for a consumer’s opinion on logos, branding, artwork, or general interest.

If you look at the fonts on the five cases and poster, it’s the same font used on Call of Duty packaging such as Sledgehammer’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Activision is also known for producing cases which feature artwork for special editions.

The first case shows aerial view of what is obviously Omaha Beach, while the second features a closeup of a solider with others in the background storming the beaches on D-Day.

Then, there’s another image of a third steelcase featuring the backs of soldiers heading towards the beach. The fourth case shows a soldier holding either a BAR or Thompson, it’s a bit hard to tell. Finally, the last case has sepia coloring with a close-up of a solider on the back, and a crop of the poster image on the front.

That’s a quite a large offering of game cases, which means either numerous editions are coming to market, some are retailer specific cases, or again, some are just early prototypes.

Taking the franchise “back to its roots”

In Activision’s last financial report, COO Thomas Tippl said Sledgehammer’s title would feature “traditional combat” as the studio is taking 2017’s Call of Duty “back to its roots,” as the space setting for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare “just didn’t resonate.”

A World War 2 offering does make sense, if the franchise is indeed going back to its roots. The first three Call of Duty titles were set during World War 2, plus, Sledgehammer co-founder Michael Condrey previously expressed interest in developing a CoD game with this setting as far back as 2014.

In November of that year, Condrey told Metro UK a “next generation game with the latest production values and robustness” in a World War 2 setting “would be amazing.”

“Some of my favorite pieces of entertainment are set in World War 2. Band of Brothers, I’m a massive fan of Band of Brothers,” he said. “And [World War 2] is a great hero’s war, kind of the last that was recognized as a noble cause in a war.

“So yeah, I think a next generation game with the latest production values and robustness in a World War 2 setting like Band of Brothers would be amazing. Now, how would it play and how would the multiplayer work after the new movement set in Advanced Warfare? That’s a tougher question than I’ve had to tackle yet.”

PCgamesN also spoke with an inside source “ahead of the leak of this promotional art,” which corroborated the title of the next Call of Duty game, so that’s also something to consider.

Between comments made by both Activision and Sledgehammer along with the leaked promotional materials – again, if legitimate – it’s looking more and more likely this year’s Call of Duty will indeed be set during World War 2.

E3 2017 is only a couple of months away, so expect an announcement for the November title at that time – if not before.

Header image courtesy of TheFamilyGamers.

GTA 5 Liberty City Mod Going Into Beta Test This Spring

25 Mar

Grand Theft Auto mod group, is working on a massive project called GTA 5 Liberty City, this will combine Liberty City with San Andreas, this mod has been under development for almost 3 years, and its beta test is scheduled for spring of 2017. This mod won’t include the file for the game itself, so […]

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Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Challenge Mode Will Try Your Skill

25 Mar

CI Games has released a mission walkthrough for Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 challenge mode, to show off some of its new feature, this mission has been designed to be a challenge, even for the best of marksmen, and its ultra hard difficulty level your ever shot will count. In the Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 challenge mode, there is […]

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Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Challenge Mode Will Try Your Skill

25 Mar

CI Games has released a mission walkthrough for Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 challenge mode, to show off some of its new feature, this mission has been designed to be a challenge, even for the best of marksmen, and its ultra hard difficulty level your ever shot will count. In the Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 challenge mode, there is […]

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GameStop Will be Shutting down 150 Stores in 2017

25 Mar

GameStop, one of the biggest video game electronics store in America, has announced that it will be shutting down 150 of its stores as part of its “annual strategy”. The company said that it is a part of its policy to close non-productive stores, the company’s hardware sales have dropped by 29% and software sales fell […]

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Vampyr Will Offer You a Choice to be Good or Bad Guy

25 Mar

Dontnod talks about their upcoming game Vampyr, They state, that players will have full control over their character, they get to choose, either he is good or evil. Dontnod assures that, while you will be playing as a vampire but you won’t be forced to act as a blood thirsty psychopath. One interesting question we […]

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Sony Is Randomly Sending Golden Ticket Voucher Worth $100 To PSN Users

25 Mar

Sony is in a generous mood today! It is sending 20% discount codes to its users, but you might think, this is not that generous, well think again. Because few lucky users will also receive a “Golden Ticket” worth a 100$. It is sending 20% discount codes to its users, but you might think, this […]

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Let’s Take a Look at the Leaked Call of Duty World War 2, is Going Back a Good Idea?

25 Mar

Call of Duty over the years have been criticized and hammered due to its lack of innovation, rehashed gameplay mechanics, poor animations, and using the same assets. The annual cycle dented the franchise badly and we were hoping to hear of a break after the poor reception of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. After listing to […]

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Witcher Author Andrzej Sapkowski Regrets Something Badly

24 Mar

Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, the man behind the Witcher series that three critically acclaimed RPG games are based on, is bitter. Not because the games are stealing all of his fame (he’s never been a gamer), but because he screwed himself out of making any money off of them. Andrzej Sapkowski is one of the […]

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New Nioh Update 1.06 Adds New Features, The Ability To Pause, And More

24 Mar

A new Nioh update has been released today by Koei-Tecmo, adding a few new features to the game. These include, among other things, new side missions, along with the ability to actually pause the game. New titles and smithing texts have also been added, along with the myriad improvements to other parts of the game. […]

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Salty League of Legends Player Puts Head Through Monitor After Loss

24 Mar

It’s generally accepted information on the internet that people who play League of Legends competitively are too serious about it, and at least one incident supporting this happened today. A Chinese League of Legends player in the city of Lanzhou decided that after losing a match, it was acceptable for him to headbutt the monitor. […]

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Nioh update 1.06 adds new sub-missions, ability to pause the game

24 Mar

An update for Nioh is now available, and along with fixes, it contains new missions, new titles, and you can now pause the game.

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Update 1.06 for Nioh also adds new Smithing texts, fixed a bug where some missions would be considered completed even if you fell to your death before finishing them, and plenty more.

The patch notes are a bit long, bit horribly long, but there’s enough in there to warrant a thorough read (thanks, Gematsu.)

As of the end of February, the PS4 title has sold over one million copies worldwide, and Team Ninja celebrated the milestone by handing out a set of armor.

Nioh 1.06 Update

New Sub-Missions

  • To play the new missions, you need to have reached the final part of the game.
  • These new missions do not affect the trophy requirements for “Samurai of Legend.”
  • Added new Titles. (Obtainable in additional missions.)
  • Added new Smithing Texts. (Obtainable in additional missions.)

Adjustments and Improvements

  • Pressing the Options button in the status menu will now pause the game. (Unable to use during multiplayer mode and summoning visitors.)
  • Raise the limit for the number of smithing materials that can be carried to 9,999.
  • Can now skip through items using the left and right keys in the equipment screen.
  • Changed the rate at which the living weapon gauge recovers while a living weapon is triggered.
  • The amount the gauge recovers now gradually reduces according to how much of the gauge has been depleted.
  • In accordance with the above, the living weapon recovery rate for the “Extraction Talisman” has been increased.
  • The abilities of the guardian spirit “Suzaku” have also been adjusted.
  • Buffs and debuffs are reset when the living weapon of guardian spirit “Suzaku” is automatically triggered at zero health.
  • Buffs and debuffs are reset when using a quick-change scroll.
  • Adjusted the increased attack rate and duration for Talismans.
  • Adjusted the increased attack rate and duration for Power Pills.
  • Adjusted the increased damage rate for axe mystic art “Intesity.”
  • Adjusted the increased damage rate for katana mystic art “Sword of Execution.”
  • Adjusted the amount of ki used for the kusarigama skill “Blade Spin.”
  • Adjusted the damage caused by each type of shuriken, kyaku-dama, horoku-dama has been adjusted, and the parameters of their effects.
  • Adjusted the damage caused by “Fire Shot,” “Water Shot,” “Lightning Shot,” “Wind Shot,” and “Earth Shot,” and the parameters of their effects.
  • Adjusted the damage range of the axe skill “Earth Carver.”
  • Adjusted the camera in the London stage.
  • Adjusted the values for special effects activated when in a critical condition.

Added the following settings to “Basic Game Settings” in the system menu:

  • Enabled on/off function for “Reset Camera When Pressing Lock-On without a Target.”
  • Enabled on/off function for “Display Item Level (Not Multiplayer) in Equipment List.”
  • “Rarity Color Patterns” allows you to change the text color for each rarity.

Adjusted clan battle rewards:

  • Individual rank (clank) rewards have been greatly increased.
  • Camp rewards for victories / losses have been decreased.

Adjusted the Crest Protections for the following clans:

  • Toyotomi
  • Ukita
  • Murakami
  • Mohri
  • Saika
  • Mori

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where some missions would be considered completed even if you fell to your death before finishing them.
  • Fixed a bug where the Glory you obtained while playing online was not reflected in The Glory Contributed Counter.
  • Fixed a bug where players would be given rewards different from their rank when receiving rewards for individual ranks in clan battles.
  • Enemies sent flying into the air by a groundfire trap will no longer fly into the air again after being hit by a follow-up attack.
  • Fixed a bug where Mujina would remain the same strength regardless of the mission level.
  • Fixed a bug where “Titles Earned” in the gameplay records would not reach 100 percent.
  • Fixed a bug where other players could still see your headgear when playing online. Even when it was set not to display.
  • Fixed a bug with Sakata Kintoki’s movements.
  • Fixed a bug where the player would be launched too high into the air when they were hit by a certain characters’ attacks while falling.
  • Fixed a bug where depleting Nobunaga’s ki with backwave would cause him to move in strange ways.
  • Fixed a bug where boss characters in certain missions would not appear in the player had their bow drawn.
  • Fixed other minor bugs.

Some Horizon Zero Dawn Player Stats Shared, Numbers in Millions

24 Mar

Horizon Zero Dawn player deaths have gone on to top over 95 million, meaning Aloy has been brutally murdered by many of the robot animals that wander the game’s world over 95 million times since the game released at the end of February. This is according to the game’s director, Mathijs de Jonge. See Also: […]

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Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Speedrunner Sets New World Record

24 Mar

A new world record has been made by a Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time speedrunner. The runner in question, a guy by the name of Torje, managed to complete the game in seventeen minutes and 9 seconds, breaking the record of the previous run. That run took seventeen minutes and forty-seven seconds. Considering that […]

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Xbox One S Kinect Adapter is Not Free Anymore, You’ll Have to Buy From Now On

24 Mar

Microsoft has tried different ways to make the Kinect likable. After Xbox One’s launch, the company has started selling bundles with the device, a not so successful option that has led them to exclude it from the pack and sell it separately. But Microsoft still believed in the product, so they have made an adapter for […]

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Quantic Dream Shows a Glimpse of Detroit Become Human Development

24 Mar

Detroit Become Human is a neo-noir thriller video game for PlayStation 4 in development at Quantic Dream. It was announced during the Paris Games Week, becoming one of the most anticipated games of the current generation of consoles. Devs, unfortunately, haven’t shared too much information on the title besides its plot. The story focuses on multiple android […]

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Screenshots And Launch Trailer For Dark Souls 3 The Ringed City DLC, Time To Say Goodbye

24 Mar

Bandai Namco has released new trailer and screenshots for the Dark Souls 3 The Ringed City DLC expansion, whose launch is only a few days away.  As the name suggests, the DLC introduces a new area called “The Ringed City”, alongside new enemies, bosses, weapons, spells and armors. Fear not the dark, ashen one. Journey to the […]

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Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Having D-pad Issues, Multiple Reports Claim

24 Mar

Nintendo Switch launch has not being easy. Players report issues almost every day, and now a new problem is affecting the Switch’s peripherals. Multiple users on forums are in fact complaining about the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, whose D-Pad is literally going crazy, not letting them play properly. The controller just can’t handle with different inputs, […]

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