Titanfall gambles with in-game market

This isn’t a bad memory of Diablo III. You’re not going to be trading your items for real cash in a market on Titanfall’s newest update (Update 5). Instead it’s a simple system in which you’re able to sell Burn Cards for credits and spend credits on Burn Card Packs and other oddities. It’s actually kind of neat.

The newest update for Titanfall is being released for both Xbox One and PC today – to get it, you’ll have only to start up the game as normal, wait for the download, and install. From there you’ll get a collection of new features, including the Black Market.

Black Market interaction exists on the web, just the same as every other feature on Titanfall. In other words you can’t hack it offline, as it’s based in the cloud entirely. You’ll see the Black Market menu item in your Private Lobby below Burn Cards, complete with a (Number of Credits) indicator.

If you’ve not seen it already, have a peek at our original Massive Titanfall Review – it’s not only good, it’s good for you!

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Every player begins with 5000 Credits. Below you’ll see what kinds of packs of cards you can purchase with these credits. 5000 credits buys you the most basic pack of Burn Cards.

You’ll also be able to spend credits on new Titan Insignias. Shadow Runners, Glory Blazers, Mercenary Machines, Hell Divers, Drop Shockers, Spectre Legion, Orbital Assault, and Apex Predators are available from the start. Check out Apex Predators for the best tag-line of the bunch: “I Kill You… I’m Better.” Or “I’m Butter” – the second letter of the last word is blocked.

You’ll also find a number of other new features in this update like Daily Challenges – new challenges that only exist for 24 hour periods. You’ll find the Campaign Game Mode to have moved in with the rest of the game modes, and a new Gen 1 tag included in with the rest of the gens – now everyone can feel special!

Respawn Entertainment have also made note that there is now “more robust multi-GPU support”. They suggest that “That second GPU shall no longer sit idle,” and that they’ve been helped in this by NVIDIA: “Thanks to NVIDIA for helping on this!”

We’ll be bringing on some hands-on impressions with the DLC expansion Frontier’s Edge soon – for now: courage!

Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition Confirms Cross-Platform Support

Blizzard has confirmed that Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition will allow players to transfer their save files from the previous-gen consoles to the current ones.

The availability of cross-platform support is great news for players because they won’t have to start anew when the game gets launched next month. Those who already have invested tons of gameplay hours in the game while on the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, can now choose to carry all of their progress into the respective newer console.

The developer noted that the saves cannot be transferred between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One or vice versa. Also in most cases, it’s impossible to transfer the save files from say the PS3 to Xbox One or Xbox 360 to PS4.

To initiate a transfer, players simply have to authenticate and link their PSN ID or Gamertags to Battle.net. After that the game’s own in-game menus will guide you through the process.

Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition will launch on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 19. The game will feature new achievements and trophies, on top of the existing ones. Additionally the PS4 version will contain some extra items like Last of Us Nephalem Rift and Shadow of Colossus Transmog items.

Earlier this month, Blizzard stated that there’s a chance the Xbox One version will be scaled up from 900p to something better by the time of the release. Whether they will achieve this remains to be seen.

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Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition Allows Character Imports From PS3, Xbox 360

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Are you still constantly working on a new character branch in Diablo III, or have you already given that particular game a rest? We now have word that Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition will be making an appearance on the likes of the Sony PS3, Xbox 360, Sony PS4 and Xbox One this coming 19th of August, which would be close to the first year since the base game, Diablo III, first hit the Sony PS3 and Xbox 360 back in September last year. Those who have “invested” their fair share of time as well as effort into the original title will be pleased to note that Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition will offers cross-save support.

While this does not mean you are able to bring your save files back and forth between platforms, it will mean that one is now able to import one’s in-game progress as well as characters from the Sony PS3 and Xbox 360 base game over to a newer console. It would certainly make life easier, especially for folks who are making a console upgrade to the new generation and selling off their older console.

This particular capability is extended across all console families, so if you own a PS3 and would like to upgrade to the Xbox One, fret not, it works just fine, similar to how an Xbox 360 save game will work on a Sony PS4.

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Diablo 3: Two-Hander Buffs, Greater Rifts Changes and Monk Changes Announced

Blizzard is bringing some major changes to Diablo III in its upcoming 2.1.0 update, which is currently being tested on the Public Test Realm (PTR) by players who want a taste of what’s to come.

Among the many changes being delivered in 2.1.0, which we previously detailed here, are buffs to all two-handed weapons below level 70, to bring them in line with the buffs coming to level 70 two-handed weapons. Here’s community manager Grimiku on the subject:

We’re planning on expanding the level range for the retroactive damage buff to 2-handed weapons, so that it will include item levels 10-70 in patch 2.1. One of the benefits of this change is that it should help lower level Crusaders feel like Heavenly Strength is still a good choice. The percent of increased damage will still be based on the weapon speed, and not based on item level. So, lower level items will receive the same base percent damage increase as their higher level counterparts.

Additionally, the PTR has been a great resource of feedback for Blizzard with regards to the upcoming Greater Rifts that are set to grace the game. Plenty of changes are coming in the next PTR patch—changes that will eventually make their way into the final version—that reflect concerns about the reward structure of the Greater Rifts.

- Urshi will no longer only spawn when a Greater Rift is failed; instead, she will spawn at the end of every Greater Rift level. You’ll be able to choose whether you wish to upgrade your gem or, assuming that you completed that Rift within the time limit, move on to the next level.

- The Rift Guardian will spawn at the 15 minute mark regardless of whether your bar has reached full progress. This should eliminate “the slog” at higher Greater Rifts where you fail, but have the rest of the level to go before you get your rewards.

- The pacing for upgrading your Legendary Gems is being significantly revised.

- – Legendary gem upgrades are now more likely to receive multiple ranks per upgrade attempt at higher Greater Rift tiers, to a maximum of 4 ranks at a time.

- – This is in addition to the higher chance to upgrade gained at each additional Greater Rift tier.

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Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition Allows for Cross-Platform Saves, Plus Hands-On Impressions

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Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, a special console version that packages both Diablo III and Reaper of Souls, will feature cross-platform saves where players can import their character from Xbox 360 to PS4 and PS3 to Xbox One. It can be done simply by linking your character to your Battle.net account and selecting the import option in the Xbox 360 or PS3 menu (available via patch on August 5).

I didn’t have a chance to experience this upgraded version of Diablo III at PAX East or E3, so when Blizzard offered a closed-door session to experience the build, I jumped at the opportunity. As I expected for the PS4 build, the controls translate extremely well, the dodge mechanic on the right analog stick is fantastic, the enemies are more difficult, and the massacre kill streaks emphasize quick action and makes a strong case for online or couch co-op play.

As you may already know, the PS4 version will be 1080p while the Xbox One will only run at 900p (both will be at 60fps), and the PS3/PS4 version will have Guise of the Colossi costumes and an exclusive The Last of Us Nephalim Rift dungeon featuring clickers, bloaters, and the like, thanks to Naughty Dog’s cooperation.

One neat multiplayer feature is the Nemesis System, which will turn a monster into a powerful nemesis if it kills your character and it will then leap into a portal where it can then appear in the game of one person on your friend’s list. The nemesis will walk into your player’s session randomly, kill everything on screen except for the player, and along with a clone version of your character. Your friend will need to defeat both characters or the nemesis will take your friend’s clone and harass a person on that friend’s own friend list. This can continue endlessly and it can bring up to five clones for the ride. That said, it will drop awesome loot for being slain.

Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition releases on August 19 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and PS3.

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PlayStation Store Gets The Last of Us, Rogue Legacy, Ratchet & Clank Collection, Pure Pool, DLCs, And Tracks

PlayStation Store Update

Pre-Orders (PS4)

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition ($59.99)

Pre-order Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition now! You’ll also be able to access the Infernal Pauldrons, Spectral Minion, two unique transmogrification tomes, and three additional character slots as bonus when the game releases.

This Ultimate Evil Edition contains both Diablo III and the Reaper of Souls expansion set, together in one definitive volume. Rise as one of humanity’s last defenders – crusader, barbarian, witch doctor, demon hunter, monk, or wizard – and collect legendary loot while mastering devastating new powers and abilities. Play solo or form a party of up to four other heroes, either with local players together on the same screen or online. Lay waste to hordes of evil throughout all five acts of the Diablo III storyline, or explore the open world in Adventure Mode to hunt bounties on the elder evils that lurk throughout the mortal realms.

Madden NFL 15 ($59.99)

Madden NFL 15 transforms you into your rival’s worst nightmare with a new breed of defense built to challenge the best offenses in the NFL. A new arsenal of pass rush moves, an intuitive tackling system, improved coverage logic, and immersive new camera angles make defense exciting and fun to play. Call plays with confidence thanks to an all-new crowd-sourced recommendation engine built from millions of online games played by the Madden community. Add in all-new NFL Films inspired presentation and it’s not just football, it’s Madden Season!

Pre-Orders (PS3)

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition ($39.99)

Pre-order Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition now! You’ll also be able to access the Infernal Pauldrons, Spectral Minion, two unique transmogrification tomes, and three additional character slots as bonus when the game releases.

This Ultimate Evil Edition contains both Diablo III and the Reaper of Souls expansion set, together in one definitive volume. Rise as one of humanity’s last defenders – crusader, barbarian, witch doctor, demon hunter, monk, or wizard – and collect legendary loot while mastering devastating new powers and abilities. Play solo or form a party of up to four other heroes, either with local players together on the same screen or online. Lay waste to hordes of evil throughout all five acts of the Diablo III storyline, or explore the open world in Adventure Mode to hunt bounties on the elder evils that …read more

PlayStation Store Update – TLoU Remastered, Rogue Legacy, Pure Pool

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July 29th, 2014

by Paul Bryant

The Last of Us Remastered is surely the big PS4 release this week, though there are more than a handful of gamers eager to get their hands on Rogue Legacy for all PS platforms.

Ratchet & Clank HD Collection blasts onto the PS Vita today, and the PS4 also racks up a Pure Pool release.

There’s quite a bit more of course, including add-ons and sales, so read on.

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition ($59.99)
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Pre-order Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition now! You’ll also be able to access the Infernal Pauldrons, Spectral Minion, two unique transmogrification tomes, and three additional character slots as bonus when the game releases.

This Ultimate Evil Edition contains both Diablo III and the Reaper of Souls expansion set, together in one definitive volume. Rise as one of humanity’s last defenders – crusader, barbarian, witch doctor, demon hunter, monk, or wizard – and collect legendary loot while mastering devastating new powers and abilities. Play solo or form a party of up to four other heroes, either with local players together on the same screen or online. Lay waste to hordes of evil throughout all five acts of the Diablo III storyline, or explore the open world in Adventure Mode to hunt bounties on the elder evils that lurk throughout the mortal realms.

Madden NFL 15 ($59.99)
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Madden NFL 15 transforms you into your rival’s worst nightmare with a new breed of defense built to challenge the best offenses in the NFL. A new arsenal of pass rush moves, an intuitive tackling system, improved coverage logic, and immersive new camera angles make defense exciting and fun to play. Call plays with confidence thanks to an all-new crowd-sourced recommendation engine built from millions of online games played by the Madden community. Add in all-new NFL Films inspired presentation and it’s not just football, it’s Madden Season!

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition ($39.99)
Diablo III RoS UEE

Pre-order Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition now! You’ll also be able to access the Infernal Pauldrons, Spectral Minion, two unique transmogrification tomes, and three additional character slots as bonus when the game releases.

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Why it’s time to reinstall Diablo III

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The first Diablo III expansion has been unleashed; read our Reaper of Souls review to find out the verdict.

Diablo III is insanely fun right now.

And this horde of orange loot is why. Just look at it. A couple of weeks ago, this bountiful hoard of legendaries from Diablo III would’ve taken the majority of a month to acquire. What was even worse is that only one or two of the items would of been deemed “OK” at best, with the rest finding their way onto the auction house. Now however, they’re all really good.

The difference is I acquired all of that in one sitting of the campaign last night. Patch 2.0 – and most notably Loot 2.0 – is responsible, and it’s amazing.

It’s why you should reinstall Diablo III and get playing again.

And to think Reaper of Souls isn’t even out yet.

Now believe it or not, but the majority of patch 2.0 isn’t new to me. I spent roughly 200 hours on the Reaper of Souls beta, killing over 55,000 elite packs. Best of all, the good stuff isn’t locked away behind a paid for expansion pack: most of what the expansion offers is available right now, via a free 7Gb update.

That 7 gigabyte update is absurd. It includes a mammoth rebalancing of the classes, revised difficulty settings, clan support, Loot 2.0 and much, much more.

Here’s why it matters.

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Loot 2.0 changes everything for the better

The foundation of the patch is loot 2.0: Diablo III’s rethinking of how loot should work in an action RPG. Now, any items, weapons or armour that drop won’t be entirely randomised. Instead, they’ll be picked with the intention of them being useful for your class. If you’re playing a Wizard, you’ll see armour stacked with intelligence. Barbarians, strength.

What that means is that characters abandoned before the level cap, as you rebuild them, will feel instantly more powerful. You’ll slice through monster packs, and burn through the campaign faster than you will believe.

There’s a second facet to Loot 2.0: Diablo III’s much maligned auction house is due to be closed with the release of the game’s first expansion. The auction house, combined with the game’s more random items made the game less fun. Gearing was less about what you found, …read more