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Gigantic to get major update

Gigantic is an extremely fun and action packed MOBA, the free to play hit has already given so much but it’s not stopping there not by a long shot. The second major update to Gigantic has been titled Eternal Dawn. Gigantic is still in it’s open beta phase as part of the Xbox preview program, with that said it’s worth signing up and giving it a bash.

Continuing the game’s aggressive content and gameplay improvement strategy, Eternal Dawn will release weekly updates as follows:

February 23

  • New Hero: Zandora

A lance-wielding Eternal who has emerged from the Star City to walk among mortals, Zandora is a melee/support hybrid who uses auras to empower herself and allies on the battlefield.  Zandora is already the second Hero released since the game’s Dec 8 Game Preview program live date, increasing the total cast to 18.  With the goal of a new Hero every 6 weeks, the team is excited to massively grow the Hero pool, expanding the highly strategic play.  Owners of Gigantic’s Founders Pack will automatically unlock Zandora for free.

 

  • Competitive Leaderboard

Check out where you stand amongst the greatest players of Gigantic and move up the ranks. The website leaderboard contains detailed info to assess your overall skill and give you breakdowns of the Heroes you play, and how you play them.

 

  • Zandora Aurion Skin

Seeking help from the Eternals, House Aurion strikes back against her foes. Don the colors of House Aurion on the Eternal Knight Zandora, including two color variants.

 

  • 18 “Eternal Light” Weapon Skins

These new progression rewards for all 18 heroes encourage players to master each hero to earn or purchase a new weapon skin at level 10.

March 2

  • New Creature: Storm Drake

A powerful addition to the drake family, the Storm Drake wreaks havoc on whole teams with chain lightning attacks that bounce from foe to foe.

March 9

  • Beckett Aurion Skin

Sport your support for House Aurion with a new skin on the adventuring shooter Beckett, including two color variants.

March 16

  • Vadasi Aurion Skin

Adorn the colors of House Aurion on the pilgrim and judge Vadasi, including two color variants.

March 23

  • Voden Aurion Skin

Inhabit the spirit of House Aurion on the trickster archer Voden, including two color variants.

So as you can see plenty to come and no signs of slowing down. If you need some inspiration check HERE for the twitch live stream the TiX team, we had a lot of fun.

Gigantic to get first major update: Exile in the North

Perfect World and Motiga today announced that Exile in the North, the first major update for Gigantic, is now available on Xbox One and Windows 10. Gigantic is an extremely colourfuland high action MOBA and was vailable as part of the preview program. The first major update for the game is called Exile in the North and will include the following:

  • New Hero: Pakko 

A huggable, playful giant who has no problem keeping cool in the heat of battle. The happy-go-lucky Pakko slides into action, pummeling foes with powerful paws while maneuvering around opponents with surprising agility.

  • New Winter Themed Skins:
  • Pakko – “I’m Tido!”
  • Wu – “Mercy Gi”
  • Wu – “Shadow’s Chill”
  • Tripp – “Citadel of Frost”
  • Tripp – “Shock Therapy”
  • New Winter Themed Weapon Skins
    • Wu – “Mark of Corruption”

Tripp – “Icicle Shards”

Exile in the North also features several gameplay and quality of life improvements, including more generous end-of-match Crown Boosts and the addition of Honor Bonuses for players who battle shorthanded to the bitter end despite teammate disconnections and drops.  Hero Mastery Skins are also now available to unlock as you play and master each Hero.

Lots and lots to look forward to thats for sure, go HERE and watch our Gigantic TiX stream and make sure to like and subscribe to the channel for more videos.

Neverwinter: Storm King’s Thunder – Sea of Moving Ice update is available now

Cryptic Studios’ free-to-play MMO Neverwinter, has just received its latest update, introducing several new features to the already rich multiplayer RPG.

Continuing the story from Storm King’s Thunder, the threat of the Ring of Winter persists, leaving Neverwinter and its surrounding lands in peril. Adventurers must gather support against Jarl Storvald and his stronghold while navigating dangerous surrounding waters with the new khyek. Along the way, they’ll be able try their luck at an updated fishing system, hunt for bottles filled with treasure maps and uncover lost relics to earn powerful artifact weapons.

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This update to introduces:

· Assault on Svardborg – This new level 70 trial pits 10 adventurers against the mighty Jarl Storvald in the heart of his stronghold, with both Normal and Master difficulty levels.

· New Adventure Zone – Adventurers will traverse over half a dozen large ice mountains and several smaller icebergs to muster support against Jarl Storvald and his threat of endless winter.

· New Means of Travel – The khyek is a new nautical vessel players will use to traverse the Sea of Moving Ice.

· Fishing Mini Game – Adventurers can hop in the khyek and cast a line to catch over a hundred different species of fish, gaining reputation used to access and upgrade powerful new weapons.

· Treasure Hunting – While reeling in their daily catch, adventurers may discover bottles filled with maps, leading to treasure throughout the Sea of Moving Ice.

· Artifact Weaponry – Reclaiming lost giant relics from enemies through new activities is an effort that won’t go unnoticed, as players will earn weapons far stronger than any seen before.

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Cunning Stunts comes to GTA

Ever thought GTA Online racing was a little boring, well not anymore. With the introduction of the latest update Cunning Stunts, racing has been taken to all new epic heights, literally, in a series of 16 brand-new Stunt Races. Take to the winding tubular tracks amongst Los Santos’ tallest skyscrapers, or challenging technical courses across deserts, over water and through canyons. Cunning Stunts has it all, ramps, loops, wall rides, raised tracks and tubes for a completely new approach to GTA Online racing.

In this latest update you will get your hands on the following,

  • Stunt Races – Race across unique locations in San Andreas, featuring harrowing heights, incredible speeds and a dazzling spectacle of fireworks, lights, sounds and stomach-churning twists and turns.
  • Premium Races – Compete for winner-take-all glory, placing bets and putting faith in your skills for a chance at bigger prize payouts. For a list of this week’s Premium Races, visit the Rockstar Newswire.
  • New Vehicles and Clothing – If you’re going to do crazy things then you’re going to need a few crazy vehicles and Rockstar have you covered with 13 new vehicles. From the RE-7B to the utter brutality of Vapid’s Trophy Truck this update has you covered. Hey – it can’t be all about the cars though, players now have the choice of a new range of cutting edge racing styled fashion, 50 new tattoos and more.

Along with the above further Stunt Races and vehicles will be added to the game over the next three weeks, culminating in the release of the Stunt Race Creator on August 2nd. The Stunt Race Creator will allow you and the GTA community to go mad and design the stunt track of your dreams, whether this includes a sheer vertical drop, a never ending corkscrew or banked turn over one of the tallest buildings in the game, the choice will be yours.

GTA Online Cunning Stunts is available now so buckle up and prepare to experience Southern San Andreas from a whole new perspective.

What’s this new Xbox One update released today?

Our Xbox senses are tingling.

Today a 300 odd MB update rolled out for Xbox One. Now it could very well be a patch for the preview members testing the new dashboard, but we sense possible groundwork for something due to be announced in tomorrow’s Microsoft conference. Are we right? Are we crazy? Are we both? stay tuned for updates and we’ll let you know when we figure it out.

The Crew has another patch on the way, online fixes and PvP inbound

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After it’s extremely rough launch late last year, Ubisoft are in the process of releasing yet another patch for The Crew which will hopefully fix a lot of the remaining issues that players are still facing.

As well as fixing a lot of problems, a brand new PvP mode is being introduced. The main goal? Eliminate everyone in the race on one of ten new tracks. Sounds interesting, at least.

You can find the full patch notes below.

New Content

  • New PvP mode
    The new PvP mode is an elimination race with 10 new tracks available.
  • New faction missions
    Four new faction missions will be released with the patch on Thursday, February 12.

Fixes and Updates

Online

  • The quick co-op feature has been improved, and several bugs related to joining sessions have been fixed.
  • PvP lobby improvements
    • Enabled browsing of players after selecting cars.
  • PvP session improvements
    • Matchmaking should now allow players to find more players quicker.

Statistics

  • Fixed the issue that was causing statistics to display incorrect data and/or simply reset the data.
    Previous data will not be restored, but new statistics should not be lost anymore.

Awards

  • Fixed an issue related to unlocking and tracking the progress of certain awards.

Challenges

  • Fixed an issue related to progression on challenges.

Frame rate

  • Improved frame rate in cockpit view.

UI

  • Fixed an issue when applying certain parts.

Friends

  • Fixed an issue related to a friend’s presence in game – their status will be set to offline when they quit the game.

Cars

  • Improvements and tweaking of several cars’ handling and speed.
    • Buggy’s grip has been improved in order for it to be able to climb hills as other Raid cars.
    • Fixed a bug where some cars were able to reach an extreme off-road top speed in reverse gear for:
      • Bentley Continental GT
      • Cadillac Escalade
      • Abarth 500
      • Alfa Romeo 4C
      • Hummer H1 Alpha
    • MINI Cooper S in Circuit Spec:
      • Toned down the nitro and grip for MINI Cooper S.
    • Lamborghini Murcielago in Circuit Spec:
      • Grip slightly improved when using nitro.

Missions

  • AI behavior in some missions improved.
  • AI and police car behavior in chase missions improved:
    • Opponent cars are now less aggressive, and they try more to follow players instead of taking them down.

Gameplay

  • Modifications applied to the friction on side barriers in order to avoid wall-riding exploit.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Havoc DLC and weapon balance patch released

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The first batch of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC is now live on Xbox platforms and with it comes a brand new update which will hopefully fix a variety of bugs.

The ‘Havoc’ DLC contains four new maps, one new weapon and the highly anticipated exo-zombie survival mode, which looks bloody fantastic. You can grab it right now if it sounds like your sort of thing for £11.59 on its own or £34.99 if you decide to pick up the season pass instead.

If that isn’t enough, Sledgehammer Games’ have just released another game update that comes in at a staggering 1.7GB, it’s given some guns a much needed nerf as well as fixed a variety of other map/spawn/gamemode issues.

Full patch notes below or on the Call of Duty blog.

Xbox 360 Specific:
Challenge Updates:
•Added new Supply Drop Daily Challenges.

Broadcaster UI Updates:
•Addressed rare issue with eSports Broadcaster HUD disappearing.

Ranked Play Updates:
•Addressed issue where Join Session in progress in Ranked Play was still active.
•Addressed issue where players were dropping multiple divisions after a match in Ranked Play.
•Addressed rare issue with wins counting as losses in Ranked Play.

Game Update: Xbox One / Xbox 360

In-Game Updates:
•Adjusted the center point of some sniper scopes.
•Fixed a rare crash issue when switching profiles for guest users.
•Fixed a rare crash issue when using camos on a weapon.
•Fixed the sound of the SAC3 with the Suppressor Attachment to not play in stereo to all players on the map.
•Various matchmaking and connectivity improvements.
•Fixed issue where announcer’s voice ignores the in-game option to disable it.
•Fixed a rare issue when the Riot Shield would not be selected when changing classes.
•Various adjustments to the Riot Shield; including model popping up at random, mantling onto, jumping off from, and interaction with grenades.
•Fixed an exploit of rapidly firing a bolt action gun while sprinting.
•Adjusted the time limit expiration for Red Baron gear after challenge has been completed.

Weapon Balancing Updates (Note: Adjustments affect base weapon and all loot variants):
•HBRa3: max damage range increased
•AE4: reduce recoil, increase number of shots before overheating
•EPM3: reduce recoil
•Tac-19: max damage range increased, reduced spread when using Gung-Ho

Security and Anti-Cheat Updates:
•Added security updates and features.

UI Updates:
•Fixed a rare issue when Supply Drops would not open.
•Adjusted kill feed speed.
•Adjusted UI of Exo Abilities descriptions for better readability.
•Fixed an issue where the default player was not always being displayed properly in the Virtual Lobby.
•Fixed a rare issue where the player is unable to sign into their Call of Duty account if connection is interrupted.

Clan Updates:
•Added confirmation window when kicking a member from a clan.
•Fixed a rare issue where Clan Wars Bonus XP was not being awarded.
•Fixed an issue where clan members could see your presence even if you were set to appear offline.

Store Updates:
•Fixed various issues with players not having access to the AE4 with the Season Pass.
•Fixed an issue where an item was not being marked “Purchased” in the in-game store after installing.
•Improvements to the in-game Store UI and purchasing.
•Game will no longer prompt a player to install Atlas Gorge if they already have it.

Emblem Updates:
•Fixed a rare issue with emblems on a second profile that’s signed in a guest.

Scorestreak Updates:
•Removed skull HUD element from System Hack Scorestreak UI effect.
•Adjusted the score value the System Hack Scorestreak.
•Adjusted the view of the XS1 Vulcan Killcam.
•Fixed a rare occurrence of the Goliath Drop Pod getting stuck after colliding with an air-based Scorestreak.
•Fixed a rare occurrence of the Orbital Care Package getting stuck after colliding with an air-based Scorestreak.
•Fixed a rare issue where a player could become “invisible” when calling in a Scorestreak.
•Fixed a rare issue where a players HUD would become blurry when using a co-op Scorestreak.

Ranked Play Updates:
•Adjusted Ranked Play restrictions to include Exo Stim and Exo Cloak.
•Improvements to party matchmaking.
•Fixed an issue when quitting a match in a promotional game where it wouldn’t update correctly.
•Fixed an issue where there was an excessive penalty if a player quits after playing several rounds in a multi-round match.
•Added Ranked Play Division icons in-game to replace existing rank icons and text in scoreboard.

Game Mode Specific Updates:
•Adjusted various spawning logic for Capture the Flag game mode.
•Adjusted various spawning logic for Momentum game mode.
•Fixed issue where the CTF flag was unresponsive to players that were on top of the flag when it spawned.
•Fixed an issue with the CTF flag not returning if a player was standing on top of the spawn point.
•Addressed rare issue where CTF flag was not being returned immediately.
•Fixed issues with planting the bomb after attempting to swap weapons in Search and Destroy.
•Adjusted dynamic event timing in Search and Destroy & Search and Rescue.
•Adjusted various spawning logic for Uplink game mode.
•Uplink Satellite Drone now freezes when round timer ends.
•Adjusted passing distance for the Uplink Satellite Drone.
•Fixed an issue where going out of bounds on certain areas of the map would cause the Uplink Satellite’s physics to behave strangely upon reset.
•Randomized loadouts to survivors in Infected.

Map Specific Updates:
•Fixed an issue where players were able to exploit certain objects to go Out of Map.
•Fixed various Out of Map exploits across different multiplayer maps.
•Fixed an issue where the Uplink Satellite Drone could get stuck in blue barrier on the Detroit map.
•Adjusted Warbird flight path on Atlas Gorge.

Exo Survival Updates:
•Updated various Exo Survival system mechanics and bugs.
•Fixed a UI issue where the “Reviving” progress bar was not being displayed while under the effects of a “System Hack.”
•Fixed problems caused by the player disconnecting the controller before the class selection menu pops up.
•AI will no longer target a player while in the class selection menu.

Single Player / Campaign Updates:
•Fixed various lighting in the Single Player campaign level, Captured.

 

Yet Another Master Chief Collection Patch Released, More Bug Fixes

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Oh boy! It’s that time of the month again ladies and gentlemen, 343 Industries have released yet another patch to fix the disappointing mess that is/was the Master Chief Collection.

After briefly mentioning that another fix was just around the corner this past weekend, a new patch is rolling out over Xbox Live servers as you read this and if you haven’t got it yet, expect it very soon.

This time it focuses on matchmaking, Halo 2 Anniversary connectivity and campaign scoring which has been a major problem since launch, causing multiple achievement-related issues.

Full patch notes below, thanks 343i! Hopefully this is the one that fixes everything, we just want to love you again!

MATCHMAKING:

  • Improved matchmaking search success rates.
  • Made an update to reduce instances of “Awaiting Privileges” matchmaking errors.
  • Made an update to ensure player counts more reliably match the expected numbers for each playlist.
  • Fixed an issue where player would sometimes appear to be searching in an incorrect “FIND GAME” screen.
  • Added countdown sound effect to the voting timer.

GENERAL MULTIPLAYER:

  • Made an update to improve Halo 2: Anniversary network performance, specifically in regards to bandwidth spikes.
  • Made several improvements to party joining through the in-game Roster.
  • Made an update to ensure that the mute icon is visible while in Matchmaking.
  • Fixed an issue in Halo 4 where players could equip the same weapon as their primary and secondary weapons.

GENERAL CAMPAIGNS:

  • Made several improvements to stat tracking for Halo: CE, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4.
  • Made changes to Halo 3 and Halo 4 scoring to ensure that players are not penalized for destroying empty vehicles.

GENERAL MENU:

  • Lowered the music volume level in multiplayer menus.
  • Fixed an issue where friend emblems in roster would show up as default when exiting a game session.
  • Made updates to UI and menus to improve multiplayer status messaging, such as when a player joins your lobby.

CONTROL LAYOUTS:

  • Made an update to the Halo 2: Anniversary “Legacy” Stick Layout.

STABILITY:

  • Made stability improvements across multiple titles for campaign and multiplayer.

Titanfall Update #8 Announced, Contains 4 Player Co-Op Horde Mode & More!

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Respawn Entertainment aren’t done with Titanfall just yet and have just dropped some great news about it’s first major multiplayer game.

Titanfall will be receiving another update (#8) and it’s one of the biggest ones to hit the game to date, containing several new game modes, new enemies and it’ll be available to download tomorrow, 23rd October 2014.

The most notable feature of this update is a game mode called ‘Frontier Defense‘ which is a horde-like mode where a four player co-op team try to defend a certain place on the map from a range of different enemies. This mode brings with it several new Ai types such as mortar and sniper teams, as well as changing the general behavior of the enemies, hopefully making it a challenging and enjoyable experience for all. Frontier Defense will be playable on all 24 multiplayer maps.

If that doesn’t make you crave Titanfall again, several other new modes will be included in this update such as Marked for Death Pro which challenges players to eliminate a single VIP on the other team while Deadly Ground forces players to battle across rooftops as the entire ground is covered in a lethal electric cloud (think: floor is lava).

Oh, and the achievement hunters of the Xbox One will be pleased to hear that 17 new achievements will also be making an appearance with this update, revolving around these new modes, increasing the overall amount available from Titanfall to 2,000 points.

The full patch notes and details for Titanfall Update 8 are available on the official site, there is tonnes there!

Xbox One October Update

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The October Xbox One Update began rolling out less than 48 hours ago. Here’s what to expect when it lands on your console if it hasn’t already.

New Snap and Friends functions

  • Snap Updates – Microsoft have updated the Snap Center to include quick access to many of the things the fans wanted faster access to when playing a game – Friends, Messages, Game DVR, clock, and battery indicator – as well as making it easier to close and open new snap apps when playing a game. A double tap of the Xbox button on your controller will bring up a menu that allows you to open a new app in snap mode, close the current snapped app, or switch focus between your game and your running snapped app. Additionally, two apps have been optimized for Snap mode:
    • Friends Snap App – Access your friends list without leaving the game. Quickly check your friends list to see who’s online right now and take actions like send message, invite or join.
    • Messages Snap App – You’ll be able to open, read and respond to messages in Snap mode, and messages will now be displayed in a threaded conversation view.
  • Achievements App – Updated to enable sharing of achievements you’ve unlocked with captions, see a list of friends who have unlocked specific achievements, and an updated achievements Snap landing page that that shows Achievements on recently played games, when a gamer is not actively playing a game.
  • Friends section – The new Friends section enables you to see at a glance what’s going on with your friends. You can stay up-to-date with their current activities, the most popular games your friends are playing, and a Gamerscore leaderboard to see who has improved their Gamerscore over the last 30 days.
  • New SmartGlass features – You can now see a list of your top games in your profile. You can also see a list of your friend’s most popular games in the Friend’s section of SmartGlass.

Improvements for TV and video

  • Media Player DLNA and MKV support – The latest version of the Media Player app will now have support for DLNA streaming. With this update, you will be able to easily access and play music, watch photo slideshows or movies stored on home media servers and devices that support the DLNA server protocols. Additionally, you will now be able to playback MKV files stored on a USB device or a device on your home network that supports DLNA streaming.
  • Live TV MiniGuide – For markets where OneGuide is available, a new MiniGuide on the bottom of the screen will display details about the TV content that is currently playing. You can quickly change channels, see what’s on other channels, and tune to the previous channel or other recent channels. While watching TV, you can also launch Miniguide using voice, by saying “Xbox Select – MiniGuide”
  • OneGuide in 11 new countries – Live TV listings and schedules will be made available to customers on Xbox One and SmartGlass for Belgium, Chile, Columbia, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and Russia in the next few days.
  • Internet TV Apps – Apps with live TV channels can now include their TV listings within OneGuide. In addition, other Xbox TV features such as channel changing using speech and Miniguide will work with these apps. These features are enabled automatically the first time you sign into a supported app. The first app to support this feature will be Zattoo with an upcoming content update for their app. The Zattoo app is available in Germany, Switzerland, Spain and Denmark.
  • Universal Remote Control in SmartGlass – If you are in one of those 11 countries that are getting OneGuide TV listings, you will also be able use your mobile device to control your Xbox, TV, and/or Cable/Satellite box.
  • Live TV initial setup experience – This update will enable you to select “On start, go to TV” for your Xbox One console. Additionally, you will be shown a one-time message highlighting this new capability, if you had previously setup Live TV or have not yet set “On start, go to TV” under Settings – Power & startup.
  • Live TV Cable & Satellite Box auto-detection – In select markets the Live TV Setup experience is being improved by attempting to automatically detect the set-top box connected to the HDMI-In port on your Xbox One.

New accessory and “hide” features

  • Updated Devices & Accessories page – To access the new page, go inside Settings, where you can Find, Assign, and Update Xbox One accessories. You can now more easily “assign” accessories to specific users, such as assigning a headset to a specific gamer.
    • Firmware updates – You can update the firmware for an individual device.
    • Find my Controller – You can also more easily find (or identify) a controller by making it vibrate.
  • Hide Games and Apps on your console – You can now hide items in the “Ready to install” list under My Games and Apps. This is a per-console setting and items will reappear in the list if they are installed again from the Xbox Store. To access the shortcut to temporarily show “hidden” items, press X while holding down both triggers and it will show all hidden items until you exit My Games and Apps.

Password resets just got better

Microsoft are making it easier and more secure to reset your password and add protection to your accounts. Coming later this month, if you haven’t set up your security information already, they’ll ask you to provide an alternate email address or cell phone number to use if you ever need your password reset. You’ll only need to set this up once per account, and you won’t need it every time you sign in. To set up your account security go to account.live.com/proofs and get more information at support.xbox.com/my-account/security/add-security-contact-information.

To check to see if the System Update is available, navigate to the System section of the Settings menu. If the System Update button is selectable, the update is available for download and installation.