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  1. AlphaAtlas

    PlayerUnknown Leaves PUBG Development Team

    On Twitter, Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene announced that he's leaving the the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds development team to head up a new division of PUBG corp called "PUBG Special Projects." While he will still be a "creative consultant" for PubG's development, Brendan Green says he's...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    Gearbox Teases a March Borderlands Announcement

    Gearbox have been torturing fans with hints about a new Borderlands game for years, but it looks like an official announcement could be about two weeks away. Gearbox's official Twitter account recently posted a cell shaded sign with the words "March 28 Boston MA," which lines up with the...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    Update 5.0 for Hunt Showdown is Out

    Hunt Showdown's 5.0 Update is out, and among other things, it seems to make make the already visually stunning game look even better. The developers have added times of day to the Lawson Delta and Stillwater Bayou Maps, meaning you can now hunt in "Daylight, Nighttime, Golden, and Foggy"...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Doom: Annihilation Gets a Trailer

    Following speculation and confirmation last year, Universal 1440 Entertainment has just published a trailer for the upcoming DOOM movie. As was previously reported, Doom: Annihilation will be a direct-to-video adaptation of the video games, though just how close it will stay to the source...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    Soviet Themed Tycoon Game Shows Up on Steam

    Metro: Exodus has been called one of the best AAA shooters in recent times by some, and as the developers noted in their "making of" videos, it has a distinctive Russian flair few games outside the Metro series can match. However, if you're in the mood for more, a small Slovakian developer...
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    Respawn Bans Over 355,000 Apex Legends Cheaters

    Over the weekend, the developers behind the surprise battle royale hit Apex Legends claimed they've banned over 355,000 cheaters though the game's Easy-Anti-Cheat system. That's significantly more than the 16,000 cheaters they reportedly banned in February, but like the PubG devs, they reiterate...
  7. AlphaAtlas

    Battlefield V Battle Royale Footage Leaks Online

    We haven't heard much about Battlefield V's "Firestorm" battle royale mode, but footage of the new mode has allegedly leaked online. The leak comes straight from EA's own website, and appears to be a tutorial for the game's mechanics. At the time of this writing, the video was still up, but I...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    EA Will Skip the E3 2019 Press Conference

    Following in Sony's footsteps, EA just announced that they're skipping the press conference at E3 this year. In its place, they'll have multiple livestreams from game developers at their EA Play event the weekend before E3 starts ups. EA claims this is what their player base wants, and...
  9. AlphaAtlas

    YouTuber Discovers Unreleased NES WCW Wrestling Game

    YouTuber "Archon 1981" claims he just bought an unreleased, unannounced NES wrestling game from 1989. The cartridge was supposedly given to a former Nintendo employee simply because he was a wrestling fan, but "UWC" never saw the light of day again. Archon says he's going to release the ROM to...
  10. AlphaAtlas

    Frontier Gets a License for a Major Global IP

    According to a recent report from the London Stock Exchange, Frontier Developments, the studio that is perhaps best known for Planet Coaster and Elite Dangerous, has signed a "major global IP licence to develop and publish a future game." Frontier mentioned that it expects the game will take...
  11. AlphaAtlas

    Researchers Create an MMO for Neural Networks

    A few AI researchers have created, and recently published, a "Neural MMO" exclusively designed for reinforcement learning agents. The MMO's structure is loosely based on Runescape, which seemingly inspired the project, and the code itself contains numerous references to the Jagex game. However...
  12. AlphaAtlas

    Nvidia Adds Metro Exodus to RTX Bundle

    In an attempt to tempt those in the market for an new GPU, Nvidia just launched the "RTX Triple Threat" game bundle with what may be the best RTX-enabled game to date. Nvidia's previous "Game On Bundle" gave buyers Battlefield V and Anthem for free, but starting today, anyone who buys a RTX 2080...
  13. AlphaAtlas

    Skyrim Multiplayer Mod Accused of Stealing Code

    Skyrim's extensive modding community has added almost everything you can imagine, and more, to Bethesda's single-player RPG, but there's one particular feature they've always struggled with: multiplayer. Neither Elder Scrolls Online nor Fallout 76 quite scratches that "I want to mess around in...
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    Borderlands 3 Could be Revealed at PAX East 2019

    Gearbox could reveal the next entry in the Borderlands franchise at PAX East 2019. According to the recently posted schedule, Gearbox is hosting an event on March 28th at 3:00 PM that "will have never-before-seen reveals, exclusives, and surprises" from "the makers of Borderlands, Battleborn...
  15. AlphaAtlas

    Apex Legends Hits 50 Million Players

    In a tweet that Eurogamer spotted, Respawn's CEO revealed that Apex Legends has hit 50 million players merely 4 weeks after the surprise launch. Roundhill Investments has been tracking the progress of Apex Legend's meteoric rise, and notes that it took Fortnite almost 5 times as long to hit 50...
  16. AlphaAtlas

    PEGI Rating Confirms Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Remaster

    A listing for "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered" briefly appeared on the official PEGI website yesterday before quickly being taken down. Fortunately, media outlets like Charlie Intel managed to capture screenshots before PEGI killed the seemingly erroneous listing, which had a...
  17. AlphaAtlas

    Accountants Threw a DOOM Themed Office Party

    DualShockers spotted a video (which presumably shot up Youtube's popularity rankings through an earlier /r/gaming post) of LPL Financial throwing a DOOM themed Halloween office party. Whoever these "accountants" are, they're clearly psyched up for the upcoming release of DOOM Eternal. We haven't...
  18. AlphaAtlas

    Cyberpunk 2077 Will Be at E3 2019

    CD Projekt Red, the developers behind the critically acclaimed and wildly popular Witcher RPGs, just confirmed that they'll be showing off Cyberpunk 2077 at E3 2019. This isn't exactly a huge surprise, since the studio already started hyping up the game early in its development cycle, but seeing...
  19. AlphaAtlas

    Respawn's Star Wars Game Will Be Revealed on April 13

    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is already scheduled to come out his fall, but unlike Respawn's last big release, they aren't going to drop it without an official announcement first. On the official Star Wars news feed, Disney revealed that EA and Respawn will "pull back the curtains" on April 13...
  20. AlphaAtlas

    Fox Spins Off Alien Isolation's Cutscenes as a Digital Series

    Following up on their promise to release more Alien spin offs, 20th Century Fox just announced a digital series based on the cutscenes from Alien: Isolation. The IGN press release says that "the goal was to offer new depth to a story that many gamers would have already experienced in 2014's...
  21. AlphaAtlas

    Overkill's The Walking Dead Pulled From Steam

    Today, various media outlets reported that Overkill's The Walking Dead has been pulled from Steam. In a press release, Starbreeze says The Walking Dead's IP owner filed a "license related complaint," and claim that they're "in discussions about the agreement and Starbreeze is trying to resolve...
  22. AlphaAtlas

    Phil Spencer Comments on Developer Acquisitions and PC Gaming Plans

    Microsoft recently acquired the long-running RPG developers Obsidian and inXile, and, given Microsoft's track record with acquisitions and PC titles in general, many fans were justifiably worried about what that means for either studio. But, in a recent interview with PC Gamer, Microsoft's Phil...
  23. AlphaAtlas

    PubG Corporation Patches Vulnerabilities and Arrests Hackers

    While Fortnite is the current king of the hill in the PC gaming world, and Apex Legends is one of the hottest new releases, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is still immensely popular. The game still regularly has hundreds of thousands of concurrent players on Steam alone, and according to a recent...
  24. AlphaAtlas

    Post Release Reviews of Anthem are Still Mixed

    Anthem had a rather complicated release schedule, so complicated that EA had to publish a 4 by 5 chart just to let players figure out when they can play the game. But as of February 22nd, Anthem is out for pretty much everyone, and the gaming press has had a whole weekend and a few weekdays to...
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    Microsoft Has State of Decay Running on PC Using Xbox Assets

    Microsoft is getting serious about bridging the gap between the PC and Xbox ecosystems. According to a report from Brad Sams at Thurrott, Windows Insider build 18334 introduced "new technology to Windows 10" and offered "State of Decay for free." Nazmus S Khandaker offered this tweet where he...
  26. AlphaAtlas

    Metro Exodus Update Sharpens DLSS

    While DLSS generally improves performance in the handful of games that support it, some users have found that it can make games appear excessively blurry. But 4A Games released a patch for Metro Exodus last week which, among other things, includes "DLSS fixes and improvements to sharpness," as...
  27. AlphaAtlas

    Potential Outer Worlds Release Date Leaks Out of Steam

    For about 14 hours last week, the Steam page for Obsidian's upcoming RPG, The Outer Worlds, was listed as "August 6, 2019 18:00:00 UTC." While the date has since been taken down without a peep from Obsidian, SteamDB logged all the changes Obsidian made. Additionally, Altchar claims that Amazon...
  28. AlphaAtlas

    Treyarch Rolls Back Some Black Ops 4 Market Changes

    Last week, a big update to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 reportedly introduced a distasteful loot box system into the game. But, after facing massive backlash on social media, Treyarch seems to have rolled back some of those changes over the weekend. On the game's subreddit, Treyarch notes that the...
  29. AlphaAtlas

    EA Australia and ArenaNet Hit With Significant Layoffs

    Apparently, its layoff season in the gaming industry. Activision-Blizzard let hundreds of employees go earlier this month, and now, gamesindustry.biz reports that EA and ArenaNet are losing a significant number of employees as well. EA Australia is behind a number of (relatively) high profile...
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    Obsidian Talks About the Style and Setting of The Outer Worlds

    While reading reviews about and commentary on Fallout 76, one of the most common opinions I run into is "We just want more Fallout: New Vegas." In other words, it seems that many players crave the stories and character-based worldbuilding that the single player Fallout experiences delivered, and...
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    Gamers Love Call of Duty 15's New Loot Boxes

    After a 4 month absence, loot boxes have finally come to Black Ops 4, and players couldn't be happier... Just kidding. Call of Duty fans in the game's subreddits and other communities aren't pleased with the new microtransaction changes, to say the least, and Eurogamer's writeup on the system...
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    China Freezes New Game Applications Again

    Last year, China stopped approving new video games in an effort to (this is a direct translation) "protect children's eyesight," which created quite a bit of anxiety in the gaming industry. Eventually, the government started approving games again, but the pace was relatively slow, and many...
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    Digital Foundry Analyzes Crackdown 3's Cloud Based Destruction

    Fully destructible environments have long been a holy grail of game physics engines. I remember Red Faction: Guerrilla generating quite a bit of buzz when it came out, and according to Digital Foundry, the Crackdown devs have been working on an even more ambitious system that leverages the power...
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    Google Might Announce a Game Streaming Platform Next Month

    GamesIndustry.biz claims that Google has sent out a round of invitations for a GDC keynote address on March 19. While the invitation was particularly short on details, as both gamesindustry.biz and Kotaku's Jason Schreir note, its not hard to guess the direction Google will take. They recently...
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    Digital Foundry Analyzes Metro Exodus's Visual Fidelity

    While many reviews have already dug into the technical aspects of 4A Games' newest Metro title, Digital Foundry recently posted a video showing how all that fancy tech actually impacts the in-game experience. Like many other games and benchmarks, Metro Exodus is pretty and demanding, but DF...
  37. AlphaAtlas

    Metro Exodus Settings and APIs Tested

    Metro Exodus is out today, and reviewers are largely praising it a solid single-player shooter, while some Twitch streamers are frustrated by the game's performance. Gamer's Nexus already took a close look at the game's RTX settings and their visual impact, but raytracing isn't the only option...
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    Asus and Razer Want To Make a "Gaming" Smartphone with Tencent

    A recent report from the Taiwanese news site Digitimes claims that Razer and Asustek are both in talks with the Chinese gaming giant Tencent over the release of a "gaming smartphone that supports Tencent's games." Asus's recently released ZenFone Max Pro is reportedly the last "consumer"...
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    Bethesda Purges Duped Items from Fallout 76

    Bethesda has been dealing with dev room glitches, item duplication bugs, and other exploits ever since Fallout 76's launch, but the developer just announced that they've completed some "'Spring cleaning' to rid the Wasteland of many items that were created through the abuse of duplication...
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    Far Cry New Dawn Launches Today

    Today is a good day to be a post apocalyptic FPS fan with a PC. As we previously reported, Metro Exodus launches today with a refreshingly simple release schedule, Bethesda is continuing their efforts to patch up Fallout 76, RPGs like Atomic Heart and The Outer Worlds are just over the horizon...
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