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Players Debate Whether Red Dead Redemption 2's New Patches Downgraded The Game's Graphics Players Debate Whether Red Dead Redemption 2's New Patches Downgraded The Game's Graphics

Post-launch updates are supposed to make a game better, but some players now believe Red Dead Redemption 2’s graphics have been slightly downgraded following the release of the most recent patch. They have been sharing before and after screenshots to try and prove it.

BadLand Gaming has responded to the accusations that it’s refused to pay Tom Happ, creator of Axiom Verge, the money it owes him as part of a publishing deal, claiming instead that it has always tried to negotiate a repayment plan. Happ and business manager Dan Adelman dispute that characterization. 

StarTropics On Switch Is Missing The Clue You Need To Beat The Game StarTropics On Switch Is Missing The Clue You Need To Beat The Game

Last week, Nintendo added the cult-classic 1990 NES game StarTropics to the Switch Online library. There’s just one problem: it doesn’t contain the secret clue necessary to actually beat the game.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Won’t Be Part Of Xbox Play Anywhere Halo: The Master Chief Collection Won’t Be Part Of Xbox Play Anywhere

343 Industries studio head Bonnie Ross confirmed yesterday during the Halo Championship Series Invitational at South By Southwest that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will not be part of the Xbox Play Anywhere program which makes Xbox One games cross-buy and cross-play on PC. Those who already own it on console will…

Pathway is an upcoming game that mixes role-playing strategy with archaeological exploration and it looks excellent. It’s kind of like if Indiana Jones was turned into an Advance Wars game, but with some D&D thrown in. The game’s currently slated to come to Steam sometime later this year.

Axiom Verge Developer And Distributor Say Its Publisher Owes Them Over $250,000 [Update] Axiom Verge Developer And Distributor Say Its Publisher Owes Them Over $250,000 [Update]

Axiom Verge, the celebrated Metroidvania from developer Tom Happ, is getting a physical release on Wii U this year. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the game’s distributor Limited Run Games and its business manager Dan Adelman have said that its publisher BadLand Games still owes them around a quarter…

Old School Halo Crashes SXSW This Weekend In $100,000 Tournament Old School Halo Crashes SXSW This Weekend In $100,000 Tournament

SXSW used to be a cool festival for musicians and artists to hang out. Now in its 30th year, it’s become other things: Woodstock for tech geeks, Davos for hipsters, spring break for nerds. So where do esports fit in?

BioWare Community Manager Says Hostile Replies Make Developers Less Likely To Engage BioWare Community Manager Says Hostile Replies Make Developers Less Likely To Engage

In a recent post on the Anthem subreddit, BioWare community manager Jesse Anderson explained that the increasing negativity has driven some of the game’s developers away from wanting to interact directly with players, demonstrating what a fraught relationship the constant feedback demands of Reddit can create.

BioWare has announced it’s increasing some of the loot drop rates in Anthem in a server-side update today. Missions on Grandmaster 2 and 3 difficulties will now drop more Masterwork and Legendary loot, as will Legendary enemies. The game’s community manager has called the drop rate increases “pretty significant.”

Five Free Switch Games Worth Playing Five Free Switch Games Worth Playing

There’s no shortage of great games you could buy on Switch, but there are also a handful that are free. There was a time when a game being free-to-play marked it as subpar in some way. Now, free games can often be every bit as good as the paid ones and sometimes they aren’t even full of intrusive microtransactions.…

Fans Are Finally Coming To Terms With The Vita's Death Fans Are Finally Coming To Terms With The Vita's Death

The PlayStation Vita spent much of its brief life dying. Now that Sony has officially ended production in Japan, who’s left to mourn its passing and pour one out for all the good times?

Fallout 76’s New Booze Questline Offers A Fun Reason To Return Fallout 76’s New Booze Questline Offers A Fun Reason To Return

Fallout 76’s seventh major patch Wild Appalachia arrived today and with it comes a host of changes. There are the usual fixes and improvements, but the new update also includes some new content that helps bring some life back into the game’s previously stagnant world.

Lego Are The Perfect Size For Building A Switch Game Case

Someone made a fun Lego replica of a Nintendo Switch that doubles as a nifty little case for Switch games.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Is Coming To PC, Adds Halo: Reach Halo: The Master Chief Collection Is Coming To PC, Adds Halo: Reach

Halo: The Master Chief Collection will soon include Halo: Reach and be available on the Windows store and Steam, Microsoft announced today during its Inside Xbox livestream.

Strange Man Lures Unsuspecting Fallout 76 Players Into Deadly Labyrinth Strange Man Lures Unsuspecting Fallout 76 Players Into Deadly Labyrinth

Role-play has always been where Fallout 76 has shown the most promise, and nothing better illustrates that than some stranger in a nightgown wandering around Appalachia searching for fresh victims to bring back to his homemade labyrinth.

Nanotale is a role-playing game where you battle monsters by typing and it looks to be coming along splendidly. It’s actually a sequel to Epistory, a game with similar mechanics but less polished visuals. The developers at Fishing Cactus say to expect on PC in the second half of the year.

Richard Garfield, who helped create Magic: The Gathering, is no longer working on Valve’s troubled card game Artifact. The designer confirmed in a recent interview that he was one of the contractors laid off by Valve. “We weren’t surprised by the layoff considering how rocky the launch was,” he said.

Fortnite Dance Lawsuits Dropped, At Least For Now Fortnite Dance Lawsuits Dropped, At Least For Now

On March 4 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that people must complete their registration with the Copyright Office before they can sue for copyright infringement. As a result, lawsuits against the makers of Fortnite, Epic Games, over certain dance emotes available in the game have been dropped until the Copyright Office’s…

For A Brief Period, Anthem's Loot System Was Much Better--Then BioWare Fixed A Bug For A Brief Period, Anthem's Loot System Was Much Better--Then BioWare Fixed A Bug

For a short while over the weekend, Anthem was practically showering players with loot. Players thought this might be the result of changes that came in Saturday’s big 1.0.3 patch, but it turned out it was a bug. Now, despite welcome improvements from the new update, players are back to the same toilsome grind, with…

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