Xbox One X Will Download 4K Patches, Regardless of TV

Microsoft has confirmed that all Xbox One games that feature 4K support will download its 4K assets for all Xbox One X users, regardless of their television.

When asked by Stevivor how the Xbox One family of consoles will handle sizable downloads for 4K supported games like Forza Motorsport 7, a Microsoft rep said, "With the launch of Xbox One X, when it comes to game content our intention is to download the correct assets to the correct console."

As such, the 4K asset patch will only be downloaded on Xbox One X, and not the S or original Xbox One models. "This means, regardless of the TV you are playing on, 4K assets will be downloaded to Xbox One X (if available) and the standard 1080p assets will be downloaded to an Xbox One S," Microsoft explained.

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GTA Modding Tool OpenIV Appears to Be Back in Development

Popular Grand Theft Auto modding tool OpenIV may be back in business, following a controversial cease and desist order from GTA publisher Take-Two.

PC Gamer reports that, after much contention from fans regarding the order, OpenIV has seen a small update this week, despite the creators saying that development on the tool had been discontinued.

This potentially speaks to the new stance that Take-Two is tentatively agreeing to allow single player mods, meaning OpenIV could be seen as a legitimate tool.

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Final Fantasy XV: Big Announcements to Come at Gamescom

The team behind Final Fantasy XV has confirmed that it has big plans for the game, to be announced at this year's Gamescom.

Gematsu reports that during the Japanese E3 2017 Recap Active Time Report stream, Square Enix marketing manager Akio Ofuji revealed that the company is planning "to do all sorts of things on a large scale this summer.”

This was backed up by game director Hajime Tabata, who said: “That’s right. We’ve been extremely busy. We have to be sure to have some good announcements in the summer

I want to put out some good news during Gamescom.”

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Latest Overwatch Patch Namechecks New Hero and Event

The latest update to Overwatch's public test servers appears to be internally referred to as "Doomfist / Summer Games", referencing a long-rumored new hero and the return of the game's first major event.

Following the PTR's latest update, some players experienced crashes when using its new highlight saving feature. According to users on Reddit and the Overwatch forum, subsequent crash logs refer to the current version of the game as "1.13.0.0 Doomfist / Summer Games". The reference has subsequently been removed from the logs.

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Titanfall 2 Free DLC Will Feature New Maps

Titanfall 2's latest free DLC adds a game-changing feature when it releases June 27 for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.

According to Respawn's latest blog post, the new add-on content, titled The War Games, finally let pilots equip a third weapon slot.

In addition to the standard primary and secondary weapon slots, players can also now bring an anti-titan weapon onto the battlefield. Meaning, you will no longer have to choose between a pistol or an anti-titan item.

The War Games also features two new maps, the first of which is also called War Games. It's a simulated battlezone featuring multistory buildings and open tank garage facilities for pilot battles, as well as wide-open city streets for titan combat.

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Nintendo on Animal Crossing Mobile and More

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fil-Aimé revealed why Animal Crossing Mobile was left out of E3, as well as why Nintendo shut down AM2R, and more on what's coming for Nintendo Switch.

When interviewed by Waypoint, the Nintendo Boss confirmed Nintendo's intentions when going into this year's E3 Spotlight, saying Nintendo felt fans "wanted to understand more about Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Switch proposition."

He also cited this as the reason games such as Animal Crossing Mobile were not present at the conference saying that "When it comes to mobile, we are just not sure if E3 is the place for us to be talking about mobile."

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Transformers 5 Has Franchise’s Lowest Opening Weekend

It seems like domestic audiences may have tired of Michael Bay's Transformers movies. The fifth film in the series, Transformers: The Last Knight, had a lackluster opening weekend at the North American box office, only making $45.3 million from Friday-Sunday. The Michael Bay-directed movie has earned $69.1 million since opening Wednesday.

To put that into perspective, the second lowest-grossing opening weekend for a Transformers film was the very first one in the Michael Bay series. That movie grossed $70.5 million in its opening weekend, but that was also a decade ago. When you adjust for inflation, The Last Knight's opening weekend becomes just that much more lackluster.

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Confirmed: Venom, Silver & Black Separate From the MCU

There has been some confusion, based on past interview comments from the producers of Spider-Man: Homecoming, as to whether Sony Pictures' Spidey spin-off films Venom and Silver & Black (based on Black Cat and Silver Sable) are part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the same way as Tom Holland's Spider-Man is. I spoke on the phone today with one of the producers of those spin-off films as well as Homecoming, Amy Pascal, who set the record straight regarding specifically Venom and Silver & Black's place, if any, in the MCU.

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Sonic Mania Vinyl Album Announced

SEGA and Data Discs have announced a special Sonic Mania vinyl album.

According to Data Discs' product page, pre-orders will go live mid-July. The album, which is listed for £19.99 (roughly $25 USD) and will release "soon," will feature select music from composer Tee Lopes and come packaged in a heavyweight gatefold sleeve with UV spot varnish.

Sonic Mania vinyl album cover art

The vinyl record will also include a printed inner sleeve featuring a few characters from the game, as well as a download code for the album in lossless and lossy formats, and gatefold artwork of Sonic, Tails and Knuckles exploring Green Hill Zone Act 2.

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Medion's June Sale on Laptops Includes the High Performance Medion Erazer

Medion have started their January Sales and below are the 3 offers which really stood out to us, in particular the ever-famous Medion Erazer Gaming Laptop which sees you saving over £700! Alternatively, browse through all Medion Laptops on sale here.

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