Paragon v42 update

1v1 game from Gearbox

Rainbow Six Siege Update 2.2.2 Out Now
The patch makes it so that you only need two players in a match to get dedicated servers.
Ubisoft is also transitioning Terrorist Hunt to dedicated servers to prevent host migration interruptions.

Shadow of War, pre-order controversy, with microtransactions

The Division Update 1.7
15th - 22nd Global event - Outbreak
bonus damage on headshots
Commendations & Patches, new achievement system
Masks based on the Global events
Stable Weapon Talent was changed to 10% - you can still get it on sub-30 weapons, but not in endgame weapons
Ballistic Shield gets a PVP modifier – players now do 20% more damage to shields than before.
In addition to that, the 3-piece bonus of D3-FNC was changed from "+30% Ballistic Shield health" to 10% Damage to Elites - this is a preparation for the classified version of the set.

Xbox achievements are changing and Spotify is coming!

Steam Direct has more traffic than Greenlight did

Friday The 13th Will No Longer Let You Kill Your Teammates
"Public Games will no longer allow counselor team-killing through weapons use against other counselor players", players can still kill one another by running them over with a car
Despite its initial troubles, Friday the 13th has sold almost 2 million copies since its launch.

Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice

Disney To Pull Its Movies From Netflix Following Current Deal
Disney is set to pull at least some of its content from Netflix. The studio has announced that, following the currently deal, it will remove all of its movies from the service with the intention of providing both entertainment and sports content via two new streaming services of its own.
"US Netflix members will have access to Disney films on the service through the end of 2019, including all new films that are shown theatrically through the end of 2018. We continue to do business with the Walt Disney Company on many fronts, including our ongoing relationship with Marvel TV."

The Hellboy Reboot David Harbour, Mila Jovovich

Cast Members this episode:

Grammaton Dryad:

Philamon Grundy:


Gramm goes to zombie town
Gramm's 30 for 30

Phil burns food
Solstice Chronicles: MIA, doesn't feel finished
Fortnite talk
Kickstarter starter game talk and delivery

Thoughts on The Surge Demo

Ghost Recon Wildlands gets demo on Xbox and PS4, no PC demo

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice PS4, PC, August 8
LawBreakers PC, PS4, August 8
Night Trap 25th Anniversary (Physical) PS4, August 11
Observer Xbox, ps4, pc August 15th
Absolver PS4, PC, August 29
ESO DLC: Horns of the Reach, August 29
Ark: Survival Evolved PS4, Xbox One, PC, August 29
Life is Strange: Before the Storm PS4, Xbox One, PC, August 31

Destiny 2 PC players will be able to play on a new map, but, no Farm
"players could play Control on the Midtown map, PC players will get to battle on Javelin-4"
in order to prevent cheating, it is resisting any attempts by apps, restrictions are capture programs like OBS and XSplit
Bungie states that you'll have to either use an external capture device or a hardware manufacturer app like Nvidia Shadowplay or AMD Relive
use OBS and XSplit if you're willing to play in windowed mode
the game will block framerate overlays from programs like Fraps

Bioware Montreal has been absorbed into EA Motive

Corey Gaspur, designer on ME series and Anthem, has died. Worked on DA:O, ME2&3

Less Likely To Play With Jerks When Starting Out In Dota 2
Valve tweaked the system to make sure that it matches newcomers with players that have consistently high behavior scores.

Titanfall 2 should have sold more
"Maybe because it was super-crowded, the pricing was aggressive--it was a rough window to launch our game." - Vince Zampella
Respawn Entertainment will be winding down large scale support for last year's mecha action FPS
"our numbers during the launch of FD were like five times the numbers since the initial launch. There's two or three times as many people playing Frontier Defense right now than all other multiplayer modes combined."

Wireless adapter for xbox controllers for PC

Dying Light the first of the 10 DLCS has come out

After PS+ annual subscription for EU and AUS has increased by 10 pounds

Death Stranding fog

Super NES Classic Finally Has a Preorder Timeframe
$79.99 micro-console’s September 29 launch

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Grammaton Dryad:

Philamon Grundy:


Destiny 2 PC Beta's
The beta begins for people who have pre-ordered the game on August 28, while it opens to the public on August 29. It ends on August 31. Destiny 2 officially launches on PC on October 24.

Destiny 2 Beta's Toughest Section Is Easier In The Full Game

Titanfall 2 Frontier Defense strategy talk

For Honor Finally Adding Dedicated Servers, but, no specific date mentioned

PUGB 5 million copies and an esports event

PokemonFest is a disaster

Bandai Namco has announced that it has delayed registration for Dragon Ball FighterZ's closed beta to August 22. The closed beta will run September 16-18. Nine characters have been confirmed: Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Frieze, Cell, Majin Buu, Piccolo, Krillin, Future Trunks

Wolfenstein DLC Packs And Season Pass Announced US $25
The first of these expansions, called Episode Zero, will be available at launch for season pass holders or as a free bonus to those who pre-order. The add-on will introduce you to the trio of playable heroes who will star in the subsequent three DLC packs, which will arrive post-launch.
The Adventures of Gunslinger Joe, and it stars a former professional quarterback called Joseph Stallion
The Diaries of Agent Silent Death, will see you "infiltrate Nazi bunkers in California and discover the secrets of Operation San Andreas" as ex-OSS agent Jessica Valiant
The final DLC pack is titled The Amazing Deeds of Captain Wilkins, and it will task you with dismantling a Nazi operation in Alaska.
It's unclear at this stage whether the expansions will be available individually, outside the season pass. Bethesda said further information, including gameplay details and release dates, will emerge "soon."

Overwatch Will Start Punishing "Bad Behavior" More Harshly
Among the things that qualify are "abusive chat, harassment, in-game spam, match inactivity (being intentionally AFK), and griefing."

Fortnite has sold at least 500k copies, even though it will be free next year.
The $40 standard version comes with access to the game as well as loot packs and cosmetic items. The $60 Deluxe, $80 Super Deluxe, and $150 Limited Editions include more bonuses like additional heroes, weapon packs, and more.

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Philamon Grundy:


Streamer threatens developer Brendan Greene via Twitter
PUBG passes GTA5 in concurrent users on Steam

Ubisoft wants to emulate the Battle Royal formula

Ghost Recon: Wildlands' New PvP Mode Coming Soon
Ghost War pits two teams of four against each other in a "deathmatch experience that builds on the tactical squad play from the main game." Rather than simply play as your character from the campaign, you'll choose from different classes to do battle on "large-scale, open maps.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands Is The Year's Best Seller So Far

Ubisoft Sales
PS4 sales accounted for a much bigger portion of overall sales than last year. During this quarter, it accounted for 44%, compared with 22% for Xbox One. Last year, they accounted for 31% and 23%, respectively. PC declined to 21% from 26% last year.

June 2017 Top 10 Games (All Platforms)

Top 10 Selling Games of 2017

Destiny 2 PS4 Beta player thoughts

Free Multiplayer all access for xbox one/360 this weekend

Kingdom Hearts 3 locations

Pyre out July 25 (bastion/transistor people)

Masquerada: Songs and Shadows comes to consoles in August

Dying Light gets 10 DLCs free over next year

Citadel: Forged with Fire MMORPG, developers Blue Isle Studios

ESO midyear mayhem event

(movie) Pacific Rim 2: Uprising, Teaser

(overlap) TF2, DOOM, TellTale, Wildlands PvP
The Wolf Among Us Season 2 releasing in 2018
it features "a fresh story arc for its returning cast of characters."

Diablo 3 Necromancer Season 11 started Thursday 7/20

Paragon v42 changes
No more Hero level cap in games
faster leveling
unlock heroes based on account level progression instead of daily login
rival skins?
We will migrating your old Cards, Card Packs, Chests, and Mastery Levels in v42. There will be lots of retroactive rewards for those that already own Hero Masteries, you will keep your earned progression on owned Masteries. If you’ve Mastered a Hero, expect even more retroactive goodies when the new Mastery changes take effect.

Titanfall: Assault, a strategy game for mobile devices, developed by Particle City

Blizzard ends support for games on Windows XP and Vista

Big Doom Update Unlocks DLC, Revamps Multiplayer
Bethesda and id Software are doing away with Doom's $40 season pass and unlocking its multiplayer DLC for all players
Progressions system revamp

MLB and Overwatch logos look....too similar. MLB filed an opposition.

Latest Humble Bundle has a bunch of Telltale games
It includes the Sam and Max games, as well as Puzzle Agent and Bone. It also comes with the fantastic first season of The Walking Dead.
The next tier unlocks if you pay more than the average, which is $7.43 at the time of this writing. This one comes with more recent Telltale series, such as Tales from the Borderlands, the second season of The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones. Humble Bundle promises that more games will be unlocked for this tier in the coming days, too.
Finally, if you spend at least $15, you'll also receive a copy of Telltale's Batman series and Minecraft: Story Mode.

Next Free Titanfall 2 DLC Includes Frontier Defense, July 25
Five maps only, 4 player coop

Life is Strange: Before the Storm will be a prequel about Chloe and Rachel

Casey Hudson, who initially left BioWare in August 2014, will return to take up the position at Bioware as general manager, replacing Aaryn Flynn

Superhot coming to PS4 July 21st

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Grammaton Dryad:

Philamon Grundy:


Just Cause 3 finally getting official mulitplayer, July 20

Peter Molyneux's studio 22Cans, release The Trail: A Frontier Journey on PC this summer on Steam

Free Mass Effect: Andromeda 10-hour trial is available now on PS4, Xbox One, & PC

The Surge Getting Free Demo

Jotun download for free on Steam, until July 17th 10am Pacific

Destiny 2 Preload the Pre-order PS4 July 18th - 20th, XBox One July 19 - 20th, July 21-23 all console players can access beta

Neill Blomkamp still wants to do the Halo movie, but, MS hasn't asked. Go check out Oats Studio on youtube. Fire Base, Rakka, God: Serengeti

Oculus Rift VR with Oculus Touch, for $499, current summer sale $399

City of Brass is the latest project from Uppercut Games, a studio founded by a team of artists, designers, and programmers who worked on BioShock and BioShock 2

Evo 2017 live this weekend

Valve in-game bans on more than 40,000 Steam accounts

Rainbow Six Siege's title update 2.1.1
loot boxes are called Alpha Packs
every user will receive one free loot box
The planned Hong Kong season will be pushed back to Season Three in August, while November's Season Four will feature South Korea
Poland will no longer have its own season in Year Two, but its GROM Operators will be available at the start of seasons three and four. The number of new maps has also been reduced to three, and includes the most recent map set in Spain

Nioh's Defiant Honor DLC, PS4 July 25th, $10
Defiant Honor takes us to Osaka Castle, the largest and most impregnable castle of Sengoku era," he explained. "This add-on features the legendary warrior Sanada Yukimura, serving Tokugawa Ieyasu's archenemy Toyotomi clan, who values honor above all else."

Overwatch Pro League Attracts New England Patriots, New York Mets Owners
Blizzard has reached deals with six entities to participate in the not-yet-launched professional gaming league dedicated to Blizzard's popular shooter
According to ESPN, Blizzard has come to terms for teams to be located in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Boston, Shanghai, and Seoul
the buy-in for the San Francisco-based NRG Esports team is reportedly $20 million

Ready Player One’s film adaptation is about eight months away
2011 novel by Ernest Cline, Ready Player One tells the story of a dystopian near future in which man-made environmental calamities have wreaked havoc on humanity

Nine Inch Nails’ five-song EP Add Violence featuring “Less Than” will be released digitally on July 21.

Castlevania producer teases an animated adaptation of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise.

Paragon V42 update August 8th
Zinx shipping in v.41.3
Iggy rework in V42
more items within the mastery system that will be purchasable through reportedly
all new decks, no card upgrades, no economy cap
you will be able to choose any two afinities for any hero, & apply a deck to any hero

For Honor deveoper Ubisoft Montreal says reports of player loss are "fake news"

Nier Automata on PC/Steam

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Grammaton Dryad:

Philamon Grundy:


Are Young men working less and gaming more?

Destiny 2 early access July 18 for PS4 & 19 for XBOXOne. PC August. Launch Sept. 6 for consoles and Oct. 24 for PC

Player Unknown is delayed until end of the year

Overwatch Doomfist is not Terry Crews

Zenimax being sued over use of song in ads
Dion DiMucci singer-songwriter for "The Wanderer", apparently entered an agreement with record label Universal Music Group that his song could be used in Fallout 4 ads. Under the terms of the agreement, DiMucci argues he had the right to prohibit the use of his song unless his terms were met first.

ME:A update new difficulty Platinum adds Veteran bonus ranks (gives more power, etc.), boosted Ultra Rare weapons, more facial animation/cinematic improvements, Fixed issue where player could commit to relationships with both Jaal and Cora concurrently

Horizon Zero Dawn update, adds New Game+ mode, Ultra Hard mode, and a bunch of fixes

Captain America is Hydra?!?

Spiderman Homecoming

Castlevania launched on Netflix July 7th

The Tomorrow Children servers shutting down

Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor

Sam Jackson will return in Captain Marvel, March 2019 with Brie Larson

Elder Scrolls Update in August, The Horns of the Reach DLC
ESO Plus free trial

XboxOne game gifting
Compatibility for halo previous dlc for games will be free

Rocket League update and crossplatform options upcoming

Twitch Affiliate Sub button

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Eve Online developer sent candy "bag of dicks"

Lawbreakers Free Open Beta Starts June 30th, ends July 5
Pricing $30
GoW creator Cliff Bleszinski' studio, Boss Key Productions
Arena base mp shooter, release on Steam and PS4
"I want that one player who likes the game and doesn't feel like spending any money to be able to take down the trust fund kid that's spent a ton of money to have all the stuff"
Publisher - Nexon

330,000 Rust Owners Have Asked Steam For Refunds. That totals $4.3 million.
5.5 million people own Rust

Alex Mauer created a soundtrack for Starr Mazer and put claims on any youtube video that has featured the game or music of the game.

Star Citizen Dev Denies That It's Facing Financial Trouble

Destiny 2's Clan System is still a mystery

Mass Effect Andromeda DLC is not not not going to happen

Overwatch statues...yay....

G2A is back in the business of reselling game keys

The Xbox Ultimate Game Sale

Massive PSN Sale Discounts Hundreds Of PS4, PS3, And Vita Games

StarCraft Remastered Gets Release Date And Price; Preorders Now Open
August 14 $15
include Brood War
The original non-remastered version of StarCraft (Brood War included) is free to download now.

The third annual GuardianCon, a Destiny fan convention held in Florida, has raised over $1.2 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

A sequel to Dragon Age: Inquisition in the works?
Series creative director Mike Laidlaw said on The 1099 podcast this week that "something is happening with Dragon Age"

Sega launched its Sega Forever service, with mixed reception. Complaints of dropped frames, poor audio, and bad controls.

Nintendo Switch & Wii U
Breath of the Wild, Master trials & DLC

Miyamoto says he doesn't want people to make new Mario games, but, make new IP

The Division 1.7 update news

Watchdogs 2, 4 player mode available for free

Take-Two's attempted takedown of OpenIV caused an uproar in the GTA V modding community
"Rockstar Games believes in reasonable fan creativity, and, in particular, wants creators to showcase their passion for our games," the statement reads. "After discussions with Take-Two, Take-Two has agreed that it generally will not take legal action against third-party projects involving Rockstar’s PC games that are single-player, non-commercial, and respect the intellectual property (IP) rights of third parties."

We're Living In the Age of Kotaku
Shitness Like Usual
We're ObjectFluid Now

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Grammaton Dryad:

Philamon Grundy:


Gramm plays Life Is Strange

Netflix doing a Choose your own Adventure for kids

Late Shift choose your own adventure game/movie

Assassin's Creed Collector's Edition

Tech demo of Beyond Good & Evil 2

Black Desert Online experience by Philamon

Friday the 13th issues free DLC and Retro Jason as apology for sucking
Also in the DLC is new clothing for every counselor, as well as 13,000 free customization points for all players. Everyone will also be able to partake in a double XP scheduled for this weekend, running from June 23-25. The DLC itself launches tomorrow, June 20.

Solstice Chronicles: MIA

Paragon new character Wraith announced for June 27th release

Destiny no longer supporting Iron Banner or Trials of Osiris after Destiny 2 comes out

Final Fantasy 14 Director Wants Switch And Xbox One Version

Xbox Owners Will Soon Be Able To Have LAN Parties Across Xbox One X, Xbox One And The Original Xbox

Classic Sega Games From Genesis To Dreamcast Are Going Free (With Ads) On Mobile

Player UnKnown's Battlegrounds 4 million copies sold

Nino KuNi

Zenimax wants another 5million and 20% of sales

Killing Floor 1, free on humble bundle for a limited time

GTA 5 Players Are Angry About Mod Tool's Shutdown, And They're Taking It Out On Steam Reviews
Grand Theft Auto V tool OpenIV

Digital Extremes going after a dataminer legally

Rocket League Tournament Will Be Televised On NBC Sports $100,000 prize pool this summer

Rainbow Six Siege Update 2.1
hitbox changes have been implemented
while matchmaking, browse menus
Glaz weapon damage reduced, accuracy lowered when repeat firing
A ton of map updates and changes for balance and to kill exploits

Darkest Dungeon DLC The Crimson Court released
New Hero, enemies, 5 new bosses, a wandering boss, 10 new buidings to upgrade in hamlet, new bigger maps, lore equipment for set bonuses

You Can Now Play A Chunk Of Hitman For Free, developer IO Interactive now independent
The game's first location, the ICA Facility, can now be downloaded and played in its entirety without paying a cent.

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Grammaton Dryad:

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Killing Floor 2

The XBox One X is really the xX_BoxOne_Xx

Bioware - Anthem - Fall of 2018

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Life is Strange Sequel & Prequel

Project Code: Shift

Days Gone PS4 Exclusive by Naughty Dog

FromSoft making an Aztec Souls game

Code Vein

Dragon Ball FighterZ - Arc System Works


The Last Night

Shadow of War

Black Desert for XBox

Gaming Deals


Raiders of a Broken Planet

Skull and Bones

Sea of Thieves

Shadow of the Colossus

God of War

Wolfenstein The New Colossus

Metro Exodus

A Way Out


Beyond Good & Evil 2

Osiris New Dawn

Unruly Heroes


Battlefront 2

Strange Brigade

Twitch streamer goes missing during E3

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Phil died in tragic pre-alpha gaming accident, Dauntless

Fortnite, a tower defense game, release July 25. Founders can play starting July 21. Game will be free to play in 2018.

2K and Gearbox today announced and released a free trial for Battleborn, giving people the opportunity to play all of the multiplayer "without any limits or level caps."

For Honor has now lost 95% of its playerbase, worse than the division 1 year ago - from Rakshal

Paragon released Wukong and talks about how they rebalance

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Multiplayer Beta Coming This Fall

Wonder Woman review from Phil

Gears of War 4 10 hours of gameplay one week trial

Styx Demo out now on XBox One, on Steam as well

Raiders of the Broken Planet closed beta, coop third person shooter

VaiBeatFoo going to twitchcon

Vanquish framerate patch

CD Projekt Red - Cyberpunk 2077 documents stolen, held for ransom, told to fuck off

Everything, A Video Game Qualifies For An Oscar

Dragon Ball Fighting Game From Guilty Gear/BlazBlue Dev Announced

Elex game open world action rpg, post apocolyptic sci/fantasy

E3 2017 runs June 13-15

All The Bethesda Games Confirmed For E3 2017
Elder Scrolls Legends
Quake Champions

All The Ubisoft Games Confirmed For E3 2017
Assassin's Creed: Origins (rumored)
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
Far Cry 5
The Crew 2
New IP

All The Xbox One Games Confirmed For E3 2017 So Far
Crackdown 3
Sea of Thieves
Day of Decay 2
Fable Fortune
Forza 7
Phantom Dust
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Assassin's Creed: Origins (rumored)
Battalion 1944
Call of Cthulu
Call of Duty: World War II
The Crew 2
Darksiders III
Destiny 2
Dirt 4
F1 2017
Insurgency: Sandstorm
Madden NFL 18
Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite
Micro Machines: World Series
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
NBA Live 18
Need for Speed: Payback
Project Cars 2
Star Wars: Battlefront II
Sonic Forces
South Park: The Fractured But Whole

All The PlayStation Games Confirmed For E3 2017 So Far
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Assassin's Creed: Origins (rumored)
Battalion 1944
Call of Cthulu
Call of Duty: World War II
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
The Crew 2
Darksiders III
Days Gone
Destiny 2
Detroit: Become Human
Dirt 4
Dragon Quest XI
Final Fantasy VII Remake
F1 2017
God of War
GT Sport
Insurgency: Sandstorm
Kingdom Hearts III
Madden NFL 18
Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite
Micro Machines
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
NBA Live 18
Need for Speed: Payback
Project Cars 2
Star Wars: Battlefront II
Sonic Forces
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Microsoft Halo-game GraveMind

GOG Summer Sale Begins, Offers Free Game With First Purchase

Look for BundleStars deals

GTA V Online Gunrunning update

Dead Core first person platforming speedrunning game coming to PS4

Valkyria Revolutions coming to XBOX and PS4

The Story Behind Mass Effect: Andromeda's Troubled Five-Year Development


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