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  1. Iceman

    Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Hi guys

    I think it would be good if we had a separate thread for general gaming news so that the lounge can be freed up for gaming chat. Hope it works well so we can try and revive the interesting conversations that used to go on there while still getting our fill of all the current gaming stories. zenith we need you here!
     
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    thanks this should be fine
     
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    Red Dead Redemption publisher president defends lockboxes


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    [​IMG] Not everyone in the video game industry is shying away from lockboxes or denouncing them outright. Take-Two Interactive President Karl Slatoff took the side of the ESA by saying that he doesn’t consider lockboxes gambling and that the Red Dead Redemption 2 studio will continue using microtransactions going forward.


    “The whole gambling regulator thing, we don’t view that sort of thing as gambling. Our view of it is the same as the ESA statement for the most part,” Slatoff said during a recent confererence. “That’s going to play its course, but in terms of the consumer and the noise you hear in the market right now, it’s all about content […] You can’t force the consumer to do anything. You try to do your best to create the best experience you possibly can to drive engagement. And driving engagement creates value in entertainment. That’s just how it’s always been and always will be.”


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    Dauntless previews the mechanics of cells


    December 1, 2017 2 comments


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    The next major Dauntless patch will bring new ways to play with the help of cells. Other games might call them sockets, but here they’re called cells, and they’re what allow you to change your weapons and armor into being more specific improvements for your preferred playstyle.



    Sure, they can just boost your attack power or whatever, but the article on these new additions makes it clear that flat bonuses are the least of what you can get.


    Want to run faster every time you dodge an attack? That’s in here. An increase to stagger rate? Also there. Like smacking things for long combos? You can unlock bonuses for that,Read more



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    Source: Gamasutra, Games Industry, Polygon& Dauntless Official Site
     
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    [FONT=&quot]THQ Nordic launches ‘Endless Winter’ teaser website, reveal set for December 7[/FONT]
    source: Gematsu
     
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    Finally. A thread for zenith
     
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    That was a seriously good bait and switch.
     
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    NEWSGambling Commission: "Children As Young As 11 Introduced to Gambling" Via Loot Boxes Yesterday at 9:47 am

    The Gambling Commission in the UK released an annual report where they have reportedly, for the first time,...
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    NEWSNew Zealand Claims That Loot Boxes "Do Not Meet The Legal Definition For Gambling." Yesterday at 10:05 am



    Lootboxes have recently been under attack for being a form of gambling. Belgium recently defined the loot boxes in...Read more


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    XSEED Games teases three unannounced 2018 titles in Q&A promotion
    Published 10 hours ago. 101 comments.


    source: Gematsu
     
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    Sega Europe boss leaves the company after just four months





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    Lootbox-designer turned indie-developer says triple-A development is "not sustainable"


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    Luther Patenge is a loot-box designer turned indie developer. He’s currently running a KickStarter campaign for regency roguelike Ambition: A...Read more







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    Dauntless drops a winter event for everyone through January


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    Just because the game is still in testing doesn’t mean that Dauntless can’t take part in the fun of the winter holidays. The Frostfall event is running until early January (a specific date isn’t yet given), and it gives hunters of all skill levels a chance to take part in some seasonal merriment.


    Said seasonal merriment, of course, starts with fighting enormous monsters, because this is a game where you fight giant monsters. New hunts are available to challenge you, along with new customization options for your banner and new consumable campfires.


    There are also new emotes, new titles, and even a cosmetic helm to show the world that you took the time between bouts of monster slaying to really enjoy the glory of the season. (Or that you enjoyed the glory of the season by slaying monsters. It’s a fine line.) If you prefer to have all of this explained to you via video, there’s one just below fill you in Read more


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    Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    That is terrible. Is it not a crime to falsely say things like that?
     
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    I'm sure it is. It's extra sad that it appears the person who got killed might not even have been the actual target.
     
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    yeah. this Swatting deal is wrong on so many levels. :(

    no prank should be worth someone's life.
     
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    very sad news. alotof people aredoing alot of crayzy thging too with deadly consequense's and it also show those in alwa inforcement alos need to take more caution in stead of being read tfor an absolut shoot out. Iplease not twist it (they are supposed check out who inthe bulding and if they are armed and hotile first and from what that article read it seem all the person did befor thecop shot him was open the door. there alot to lern from all sides here.


    regardless it very sad this happend and I'm very sorry an innocent person got caught in all this. and what worse that there some thast do this to people at all . joke or not this was wrong on many levels and from what I understand these days certain have been state any threat made online and some part in canada it dancing on heaty murder to terrorist charges now and if they see that you typed anything of that sort and it lead backto that maker let just say they won't have a nromal life if at all . people need top stop acting and being jerk's but it seem's it too much to ask for when there people that5 don't care for listening.


    Again very sorry to hear /read this.
     
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    I'm hoping something comes from that Retrobit and Sega deal a few weeks ago. I know many gaming news channels on YouTube were hoping Sega were pulling a Nintendo with a Genesis Classic or Dreamcast Classic.
     
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    Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Glad he’s been charged. So he did another swatting call just 6 days before the one that resulted in the death? Yeah he needs a tough sentence and hopefully there is enough media attention that it discourages others from doing this in future.
     
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    yep he should get a worse sentance.


    there was another artile from game zomne prior where this guy talk on video and he didn't seem to grap what he did was that terrable.
    he said that yes he should be charged but hjthough uit would be a year in prison. you haveto see it on that site where he was intervirewed.

    and I'm sorry if anyone take this wrong but the cops' in LA need to stop being so trigger happy/ I don't know what happened to negotiationd ? or checking outthe area ? but knocking on the door and shooting as soon as the door opens? It makes no sense, but this is what every article and actual video news out like nationa news on the topic have said and I'm sure swat team & HRT's have the gear to checking thing's out befor taking action.

    Also I'm not sure what esle but what happened with asking the nabours if they heard any gun shot's? I doubt many people can get their hand's on silincer or sepressor's. so much is wrong here. And it's very saddening . And aman died cauase of jerks and actions like these. and he wasn't apart of the none sence their argument was about.

    seriously get info before taking action. why is that so hard to learn?
     
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    Ex-MotorStorm devs have formed Wushu Studios to work on an original sci-fi game


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    A new sci-fi game is on the way, and it’s coming from some AAA developers with experience across the industry. Wushu Studios is made up of...Read more

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    Remedy Entertainment: AAA Single-Player Game Costs 10x More to Make- January 16, 2018


    Remedy Entertainment, the developers behind Quantum Break and Alan Wake, is moving away from traditional AAA single-player games. Despite this, they've vowed to continue their trend of...
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    Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg is stepping down after eight years with the company


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    Eric Hirshberg is stepping down from his role as CEO of Activision Publishing. Hirshberg has been with the company as chief executive since 2010,...Read more




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    Electric Playground Live! - CES Recap, Zelda DLC - January 18, 2018
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    Welcome to our latest show Electric Playground Live, where we bring you the latest in everything cool every single day! In today's episode, we'll be taking with tech expert Marc Saltzman about what cool new gadgets were unveiled at CES 2018! We'll also have another edition of our new segment This Day In Everything Cool, have a review of the new Zelda DLC Champions' Ballad, take a look back at the buried treasure Freedom Force, and finally, end things off with a Let's Play of The Escapists 2!





    And more stream lined verson of the same on CES

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    CES 2018 Recap with Marc Saltzman - Electric Playground
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    In this segment from our EP Live show, Victor Lucas is joined by his pal, tech expert Marc Saltzman, for a first-hand account of all the cool new gadgets that were shown off at


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    So I learned that Harvest Moon is still being made, BUT it's now under a new name in the west and is called Story of Seasons. The games we get that are still called Harvest Moon are not the same game.
     
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