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Detroit: Become Human and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 lead busy month for PlayStation NowFeb 2, 2021 - EurogamerA new month means a fresh roster of additions to PlayStation Now, and February's a busy one for Sony's subscription service, ushering in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Detroit: Become Human, Darksiders Genesis, Little Nightmares, and more. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 joined Activision's ceaseless procession of franchise instalments in 2015, sending the series' reliably solid FPS action to the far-flung future of 2065. The high-tech-tinged end result earned itself a Eurogamer Recommended award back in the day, with contributor Edwin Evans-Thirlwell writing, "Where Treyarch's single-player struggles, the deftly tuned multiplayer soars, delivering a Call of Duty that's rich with options." As for Detroit: Become Human, it's another heavily cinematic narrative adventure from the minds at Quantic Dream. This time, the studio serves up a sci-fi thriller focussed on the plight of a group of androids - and while its attempts to draw parallels with the likes of the civil rights movement are clumsy, it's by far the developer's most disciplined, engaging outing yet. "With this glib, rabble-rousing and admittedly enjoyable thriller," wrote Oli Welsh in his review, "Quantic Dream has finally delivered on the promise of its interactive storytelling format". Read more WWE wrestler Booker T. sues Activision over Call of Duty's 'Prophet' characterFeb 13, 2019 - PC GamerBooker T. Huffman, famous among wrestling fans as WWE superstar Booker T., has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Activision alleging that the Call of Duty character David "Prophet" Wilkes is based upon GI Bro, a persona Huffman created in the early years of his wrestling career.    In 2015, Huffman collaborated with Travis Huffman (no relation) on drawings based on the character, and ultimately a comic book called GI Bro and the Dragon of Death. Huffman has promoted the character and books by appearing as GI Bro at comic events, and is credited as the author and sole owner of the property. He's also applied for copyrights on the artwork and comics.  Prophet's first appearance, in Black Ops 3, depicted him as heavily augmented with cybernetics. But in last year's Black Ops 4, he appears as his pre-aug self, and therein lies the trouble: Huffman's filing includes an image of the GI Bro art next to a Black Ops 4 promo shot of Prophet, and superficially at least, they do look very alike.  Micah Dortch of Potts Law firm, which is representing Huffman, put it in somewhat firmer terms in a blog post. "When seen side-by-side there can be no question that this character was copied from GI Bro. From the hair, body type and clothing, right down to facial expressions, the similarities are too profound to be an accident," he said.  "Booker T. has devoted a significant amount of time and money creating and organically growing his GI Bro character. That entrepreneurial investment should not be erased by such a blatant act of copyright infringement by a gaming juggernaut."  The lawsuit states that Black Ops 4 achieved $500 million in sales in its first three days of release, and total sales "are thought to exceed one billion dollars."   "Booker T. has never authorized Defendants to reproduce his GI Bro works, including the depictions of the characters 'Book' or 'GI Bro,' in any form. Booker T. has never entered into any agreements of any kind with Defendants; in fact, to his knowledge, Booker T. has never personally had any contact with Defendants," it says. "These infringing activities have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in sales of infringing copies of Booker T.'s GI Bro works."  The lawsuit, available in full from Scribd, "respectfully demands" a trial by jury, details of which will be filed in a separate document. And now here's GI Bro in an Ambulance Match with the late, great Mike Awesome. Wait a minute! It's Diamond Dallas Page with the chair from behind!  Thanks, Shacknews. Update 30 - Patch NotesJul 30, 2018 - Community AnnouncementsUpdate 30 is now live! MULTIPLAYER General General stability improvements. Security update. Valve issues 95,000 bans in just seven daysJul 22, 2018 - EurogamerValve has stepped up its anti-cheat measures and issued almost 95,000 bans in the last week alone. In July 2017, we reported that on 6th July Valve banned over 40K Steam accounts for cheating, making it the single largest banhammer the company had ever deployed. Emphasis on "had", though. Read more… Update 29 - Patch NotesJun 11, 2018 - Community AnnouncementsUpdate 29 is now live! GENERAL Security update. MULTIPLAYER Operation: Heatwave Operation: Heatwave is here and it’s igniting Black Ops III with 2 new game modes, new loot content and more. Snipers Only Team Deathmatch only allowing snipers. Sticks and Stones To Free for all, eliminate enemies using the NX ShadowClaw or Ballistic Knife. Combat Axe kills will reset the enemy score to 0. ZOMBIES Global The M14 has been added to the Mystery Box in the following maps: Ascension Moon Shangri-La Kino Der Toten Origins Update 28 - Patch NotesMay 23, 2018 - Community AnnouncementsUpdate 28 is now live! Zombies The RPK has been added to the Mystery Box in the following maps. The Giant Der Eisendrache Gorod Krovi All Zombies Chronicles Maps Update 27 - Patch NotesMay 1, 2018 - Community AnnouncementsUpdate 27 is now live! GLOBAL General General Stability Updates. Security Update. Fixed an issue where some downloadable Multiplayer and Zombies maps were not playable offline. GLOBAL Maps Redwood Snow Fixed miscellaneous collision issues and exploitable locations. Game Modes Infected Fixed an issue where the end of game victory banner displayed the wrong color. ZOMBIES General A la carte Zombies DLC maps are now available to purchase in the Steam Store. GobbleGums The Whimsical GobbleGums Projectile Vomiting and Newtonian Negation will be available to owners of the a la carte Gorod Krovi and Revelations maps, respectively. Update 26.1 - Patch NotesMar 15, 2018 - Community AnnouncementsThis patch contains fixes for Mod Tools and a security update. GLOBAL General Fixed an issue with building and running mods/maps with Mod Tools. Resolved a compatibility issue with previously published Mods. Updated security. Update 26.1 - Patch NotesMar 15, 2018 - Community AnnouncementsThis patch contains fixes for Mod Tools and a security update. GLOBAL General Fixed an issue with building and running mods/maps with Mod Tools. Resolved a compatibility issue with previously published Mods. Updated security. The biggest game installs: can anything top Final Fantasy 15's 148GB on PC?Mar 12, 2018 - EurogamerInstall sizes have been ballooning with the onset of 4K gaming, and the recently released PC version of Final Fantasy 15 may well top the lot. The 85GB base game combines with the 63GB optional high-resolution pack to make the install a whopping 148GB. Imagine downloading that on an old modem. But is it the biggest? I've had a nose around on Steam and consulted the Digital Foundry team, which has analysed Final Fantasy 15 on PC, and tried to find out. On Steam, many games come close but none top Final Fantasy 15. The Call of Duty games are enormous; Black Ops 3 is a chunky 113GB and Infinite Warfare is 101GB (how big will Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 be this October I wonder?). Middle-earth Shadow of War rockets to 95GB when you bolt the high-res texture pack on, and for what it's worth, base Grand Theft Auto 5 is 76GB, and Ark is 70GB. Read more… Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 logo spotted on a baseball capMar 7, 2018 - EurogamerLast month, Eurogamer sources told us this year's Call of Duty game would be Black Ops 4. Last night, eagle-eyed sports fans were treated to a glimpse of its logo. NBA star James "The Beard" Harden was spotted wearing a baseball cap bearing an orange "IIII" symbol ahead of last night's Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder game. The moment was filmed and handily posted to ESPN's official NBA Twitter account - so it could be immediately picked up by Call of Duty fans. Read more… Update 26 - Patch NotesMar 6, 2018 - Community AnnouncementsUpdate 26 is now live! This patch features all new Black Market items, optimizations, and a security update GLOBAL General General performance updates. Updated security. MULTIPLAYER Infected (New Game Mode) At the start of a match, one player is randomly chosen as the first infected whose goal is to infect the other players. Once downed, players respawn as infected, slowly increasing the size of the horde. Infect all players, or survive until time runs out to win. Redwood Snow (New Map) Enter the snowcapped landscape of Redwood Snow to experience something colder from the map you know and love. Update 26 - Patch NotesMar 6, 2018 - Community AnnouncementsUpdate 26 is now live! This patch features all new Black Market items, optimizations, and a security update GLOBAL General General performance updates. Updated security. MULTIPLAYER Infected (New Game Mode) At the start of a match, one player is randomly chosen as the first infected whose goal is to infect the other players. Once downed, players respawn as infected, slowly increasing the size of the horde. Infect all players, or survive until time runs out to win. Redwood Snow (New Map) Enter the snowcapped landscape of Redwood Snow to experience something colder from the map you know and love. Sources: This year's COD is Call of Duty: Black Ops 4Feb 6, 2018 - EurogamerThis year's Call of Duty game is Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, multiple sources have confirmed to Eurogamer. Black Ops 4 is in development at Treyarch, the Activision studio behind the three other Black Ops games, and as you'd expect is due for launch late in the year. The Black Ops storyline so far has covered the Cold War, near future, and a further time period in 2065. In particular, Black Ops 3 had a fully sci-fi focus - something which Black Ops 4 will dial back to better fit the series' recent desire for a more grounded feeling - in response to the negative feedback surrounding 2016's space-set Infinite Warfare. Read more… Multiplayer DLC Trial Pack is Back!Dec 21, 2017 - Community AnnouncementsBlack Ops 3 PC: For a Limited Time Play all MP DLC for FREE 2XP on MP DLC you own 2XP on ALL MP maps for Season Pass owners For the Holiday Season, all Black Ops 3 and Black Ops 3 Multiplayer Starter Pack owners will get to enjoy all of the Multiplayer Maps from all four DLC Packs for FREE. During the Trial Period, DLC1 and DLC2 owners will receive 2XP rewards each time they play on Multiplayer maps they own. Season Pass and Digital Deluxe owners will receive 2XP rewards on every MP match! To participate, please ensure that you have downloaded the Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Multiplayer DLC Trial Pack Multiplayer DLC Trial Pack is Back!Dec 21, 2017 - Community AnnouncementsBlack Ops 3 PC: For a Limited Time Play all MP DLC for FREE 2XP on MP DLC you own 2XP on ALL MP maps for Season Pass owners For the Holiday Season, all Black Ops 3 and Black Ops 3 Multiplayer Starter Pack owners will get to enjoy all of the Multiplayer Maps from all four DLC Packs for FREE. During the Trial Period, DLC1 and DLC2 owners will receive 2XP rewards each time they play on Multiplayer maps they own. Season Pass and Digital Deluxe owners will receive 2XP rewards on every MP match! To participate, please ensure that you have downloaded the Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Multiplayer DLC Trial Pack Update 25 - Patch NotesDec 11, 2017 - Community AnnouncementsUpdate 25 is now live! This patch features a weapon balance, bug fixes, optimizations, and a security update MULTIPLAYER General General stability improvements across various game types. Security update. Weapon Tuning XMC Reduced reload speed. Reduced bullet penetration. Reduced ADS idle time after firing. Reduced 3-hit and 5-hit kill ranges. VMP Reduced ADS bullet spread accuracy. Reduced ADS recoil stability. Reduced bullet penetration. Reduced reload speeds. HG 40 Improved 3-hit and 4-hit kill ranges. ICR-1 Improved recoil reduction. Improved 1-hit kill range in Hardcore. Slight increase in damage to improve odds at a headshot kill. Improved 4-hit kill range. Improved sprint out speed. Improved standing hip spread. Galil Improved reload speed. Improved ADS transition speed. FFAR Improved reload speed. Improved sprint in and sprint out speeds. Improved ADS recoil. R70 Ajax Improved bullet penetration. Improved ADS transition speed. improved ADS recoil. MX Garand Improved fire rate. Maps Addressed various exploitable locations in Citadel and Redwood. ZOMBIES General Fixed several exploits across various maps. Update 25 - Patch NotesDec 11, 2017 - Community AnnouncementsUpdate 25 is now live! This patch features a weapon balance, bug fixes, optimizations, and a security update MULTIPLAYER General General stability improvements across various game types. Security update. Weapon Tuning XMC Reduced reload speed. Reduced bullet penetration. Reduced ADS idle time after firing. Reduced 3-hit and 5-hit kill ranges. VMP Reduced ADS bullet spread accuracy. Reduced ADS recoil stability. Reduced bullet penetration. Reduced reload speeds. HG 40 Improved 3-hit and 4-hit kill ranges. ICR-1 Improved recoil reduction. Improved 1-hit kill range in Hardcore. Slight increase in damage to improve odds at a headshot kill. Improved 4-hit kill range. Improved sprint out speed. Improved standing hip spread. Galil Improved reload speed. Improved ADS transition speed. FFAR Improved reload speed. Improved sprint in and sprint out speeds. Improved ADS recoil. R70 Ajax Improved bullet penetration. Improved ADS transition speed. improved ADS recoil. MX Garand Improved fire rate. Maps Addressed various exploitable locations in Citadel and Redwood. ZOMBIES General Fixed several exploits across various maps. Update 24.1 - Patch NotesSep 7, 2017 - Community AnnouncementsUpdate 24.1 is now live! General Security Update. Stability and compatibility improvements. Multiplayer Addressed an issue that could cause players to crash to desktop at the end of a match. Update 24.1 - Patch NotesSep 7, 2017 - Community AnnouncementsUpdate 24.1 is now live! General Security Update. Stability and compatibility improvements. Multiplayer Addressed an issue that could cause players to crash to desktop at the end of a match.