Don’t dare go AFK against Street Fighter 5’s R. Mika

Street Fighter 5’s R. Mika can K.O. her opponent in just a few hits – but don’t worry, the chances of it happening are slim to none.

Mika’s V-Skill sees the wrestler whip out a microphone to deliver a speech designed to pump herself up and whip up the crowd into a frenzy.

The longer her speech lasts, the more her damage is buffed. As Khaos Gaming reveals in the video below, (via …

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Hipster Barbie Shows Us How Plastic We All Really Are On Social Media

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“Could I be any more authentic?!”
Socality Barbie is an Instagram account that primarily pokes fun at the social media app’s “community” culture, but it also offers a broader commentary on how our culture is evolving in how we portray ourselves online.
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Destiny: Xur Location and Exotic Items for Sept 4-6

Destiny Xur Location May 22

While many Destiny players had thought that September 15th would be the date that brings many changes to Bungie’s hugely popular game, a recent update from the developer has revealed otherwise. Yes, the 15th does mark the launch of The Taken King expansion, but September 8th will see the release of Update 2.0, and with it Destiny will step into year 2 with a lot of new features and improvements.

Among those improvements is an exotic blueprint system that will allow players to keep track of every weapon and armor piece they have acquired thus far. In other words, players only have a little less than a week to try to procure any exotics they may not already have, lest a brand new set of loot overshadows them.

To assist in that endeavor, Xur has once again returned to the world of Destiny to offer up exotic armor and weapons. This is actually one of the last times that Xur will appear (presumably) with Year 1 exotic pieces in tow, as most assume his loot table will rotate to year 2 gear.

This week Xur can be found in the Reef, in his one and only hiding spot. Simply head down the stairs to the right after spawning in, and Xur will be behind the far right door. Normally the door is closed, but when Xur is in town the Reef makes an exception.

Xur’s inventory this week includes a set of exotic helmets for Titans and Warlocks and the Khepri’s Sting gauntlets for Hunters. While Titans and Warlocks have seen those two exotic helmets plenty, the new House of Wolves exotic gauntlets are somewhat of a rarity for Xur. So, if there are any Hunters who don’t happen to have the gauntlets, we’d recommend picking them up. They —> Read More

The History of Racing Games

1974-1979

Racing games’ heritage is a proud and illustrious one that dates back over four decades. Unsurprisingly, the 1970s saw a number of firsts for the genre as developers got to grips with arcade technology whose broad range took in a black and white, single-screen offering through to Sega’s high-speed Grand Prix classic.

1980-1985

As the golden age of the arcade got into full-swing, developers raced through a series of technical checkpoints on the way to creating some pioneering titles whose impact can still be felt today. Board games, cartoons and motion control were just a few of the spin-offs of early 1980s racers.

1986-1990

The late 1980s saw racers diverge as new sub-genres and driving experiences were introduced alongside an increasing desire to capture the stylish chic of exotic supercars. Simulations jostled with off-roaders and 26th Century hover cars as the excitement on home console began to rival that found in the arcade.

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Metal Gear Solid 5 Kept Us Waiting, But It’s Worth It

Some things are worth waiting for. A decent pint of Guinness, filled halfway before being left to settle, then topped up. Liquid perfection. This week’s podcast, too, is worth waiting until the end of the week for. But above all, Metal Gear Solid 5, while a long time coming, is a game that’s properly worth the wait, and Alex, Rory and Gav discuss why.

The crew also talks about the finale of Hannibal, the pros and cons of a McDonalds all-day breakfast and you lot share your cinema horror stories.

So without further ado, give your ears and eyes a treat and let’s go!

IGN UK Podcast #296: Metal Gear Solid 5 Kept Us Waiting, But It’s Worth It

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Batman: Arkham Knight PC Patch Goes Live

A long-awaited update patch, expected to fix a litany of problems with the PC edition of Batman: Arkham Knight, is now live on Steam.

Rocksteady’s latest action game has been delisted from the Steam store since June, when customers discovered an extraordinary number of graphical and performance bugs and glitches.

Fans expect this PC patch to remedy the vast majority of the game’s technical problems. The update was accidentally deployed to a small number of users on Wednesday, whose early impressions were thoroughly positive.

Details of Warner Bros’ latest patch can be found below.

Batman: Arkham Knight PC Patch Notes

  • Reduced frame rate hitches
  • Optimizations for system memory and VRAM usage
  • Improved performance on all GPUs (requires the latest drivers)
  • More Comprehensive In-Game Settings
  • Fixed low resolution texture bugs
  • Fixed hitches when running on mechanical hard drives (HDD)

Warner Bros has also listed issues that it wants to tackle in future updates. They are:

  • Adding support for SLI and Crossfire
  • Adding support for the latest DLC & Season Pass content
  • Adding support for additional updates such as Photo Mode
  • Continued improvements and bug fixing for a Windows 7 specific memory issue that occurs on configurations with 8GB of system RAM and some NVIDIA GPUs during extended game play
  • Continued improvements for Windows 10 specific issues on systems with some AMD GPUs

A spokesperson for Warner Bros wrote on Steam: “We would like to thank everyone for their patience and invaluable feedback. We’ll provide ongoing updates here as they are made available. In the meantime, please enjoy the game with the latest patch.”

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Mega Man Headed To The Big Screen By 20th Century Fox

Chernin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox have revealed the blue bomber Mega Man is headed to the big screen.

Chernin Entertainment and Fox are collaborating with David Ready and Michael Finfer overseeing for Chernin while Peter Chernin will be producing the film.

David and Michael have a solid history of creating quality sci-fi action films including the recent Planet of the Apes films. Ryan Horrigan and Mike Ireland will be in Fox’s corner ensuring a quality adaptation. —> Read More

Trine 3: Artifacts of Power Review A brief journey worth revelling in | Modvive

In this review, Alexx discusses how Trine 3 is short, but incredibly fun, stating – “Trine 3 is a pretty fun and enjoyable game. Despite its short campaign and lack of upgrades like in previous installments; Trine 3 is a great adventure that introduces new ideas to the series with the addition of the 3D environments and full 3D roaming instead of solely relying on 2D side scrolling.” —> Read More

Coatsinks Esper Confirmed for EGX 2015

UK developer Coatsink are regular supporters of international videogame events, appearing at the likes of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Los Angeles, and Gamescom, Cologne, earlier this year. Next on the studios agenda however is something a little closer to home, as today its been confirmed that virtual reality (VR) title Esper will be playable at EGX, Birmingham, later this month. —> Read More

Razer Announces Public Pre-Order Date for VR Headset

An updated version of Razer’s OSVR virtual reality headset is coming soon, and the company’s giving people a chance to pre-order it ahead of time.

Development of the Hacker Development Kit (HDK) v1.3 is already underway, according to Razer, and it improves on the v1.2 model by implementing a new optics module that “expands on the eyebox to allow for sharper images without the need for Independent adjustable lenses.” The HDK will also sport a new 5.5-inch HD OLED display to better show off anything running at 60fps. Interested parties can put in their pre-orders for the $299.99 hardware starting on October 1, with shipping to follow soon afterwards.

Alongside the HDK news, Razer also revealed two new gaming mice: the re-designed Razor Orochi for $70 USD, and the wired Razor Diamondback for $90, as well as the newest versions of the Kraken Mobile headsets, which have been specially designed with iOS devices in mind.

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