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Overwatch loot box odds revealed following Chinese regulation

Overwatch loot box odds revealed following Chinese regulation

If Overwatch players are familiar with anything, it's the game's loot boxes — rewards for rank-ups and various numbers of match wins — and their tendency to almost never give the most desired cosmetic items. Players have often complained about the poor drop rates for Epic and Legendary items, which include things like costumes, voice lines, and emotes. Now, thanks to new regulations in China, Blizzard has disclosed the exact odds of players receiving different types of loot box items.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds dev “looking at” Xbox One and PS4 versions

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds dev “looking at” Xbox One and PS4 versions

If you play games primarily on PC, then you've probably already heard of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Similar to previously released mods for ARMA and H1Z1, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds takes its popular Battle Royale gameplay and turns it into a full game. It's quickly become a smashing success on PC, selling more than 2 million copies since launch, which means that a console version should be coming up, right?

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Steam and GOG sales celebrate Star Wars Day early

Steam and GOG sales celebrate Star Wars Day early

Star Wars Day is quickly approaching, but Steam and GOG have decided to start the festivities a little early. Both online retailers have kicked off special sales in celebration of Star Wars Day, discounting much of their Star Wars game catalogs. There are some good deals to be found, provided you aren't like me and don't already buy all the Star Wars-related stuff you come across.

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Darksiders 3 officially confirmed for 2018 release

Darksiders 3 officially confirmed for 2018 release

Once upon a time, we weren't sure if we'd ever see another Darksiders game. For a while there, it looked like the franchise would go down with the bankruptcy of THQ. Now, THQ Nordic has officially confirmed Darksiders 3 after an Amazon listing was posted earlier today, delivering a launch trailer for the game along with a handful of screenshots and concept art images.

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Has-Been Heroes review: Good ideas in a frustrating package

Has-Been Heroes review: Good ideas in a frustrating package

I’m not sure if you've noticed, but these super difficult games known as roguelikes - named for the 1980 game Rogue - seem to keep growing more and more popular. Distinguished by sometimes brutal difficulty, quick runthroughs that often end in failure, permadeath, and an element of randomness, these games are addicting in their challenge. You will fail a lot, but put in enough practice and maybe you’ll finally succeed. There are already plenty of great roguelike games on the market - FTL: Faster Than Light, Rogue Legacy, The Binding of Isaac, and Spelunky, to name a few. Now Has-Been Heroes from Frozenbyte wants to add its name to that list. Does it have what it takes?

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Blizzard’s Overwatch surges to over 30 million players

Blizzard’s Overwatch surges to over 30 million players

Overwatch, the recent FPS from developer Blizzard, has been a bona fide smash hit since its release almost a year ago. And for good reason: it's one of the most original and exciting multiplayer games to along in some time, and it's full of refreshing characters and balanced mechanics. Players around the globe seem to agree, as Blizzard has revealed the game now has over 30 million registered players.

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Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 passes through Korean ratings board

Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 passes through Korean ratings board

If you were a fan of the original Mega Man Legacy Collection, then good news: it looks like a follow-up anthology has made a stop at the Korean Game Rating Board. Of course, since these are just re-releases of classic Mega Man games, it was a safe assumption that a second one would pop up sooner rather than later. Still, this pass through the Korean Game Rating Board suggests that the game is close to becoming a reality.

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Call of Duty: WWII release date and first details revealed

Call of Duty: WWII release date and first details revealed

Today was a exciting day for Call of Duty fans, as Activision and Sledgehammer games revealed the first details about the incoming Call of Duty: WWII. This is a big entry because it'll be taking the franchise back to its roots after the series had become increasingly futuristic in recent years. Though Sledgehammer spoke mostly in general terms today, we did find out a number of interesting details - including the game's release date.

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Heroes of the Storm 2.0 is now live

Heroes of the Storm 2.0 is now live

Get ready, Heroes of the Storm fans, because a significant rework is coming to the game today. After a month of teasers and hype, Heroes of the Storm 2.0 goes live today. This is something a re-launch of Heroes of the Storm, significantly reworking the way player progression is handled in-game.

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite gets a release date, 8 new characters

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite gets a release date, 8 new characters

Today is a big day if you've been waiting for more Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite information, as Capcom has delivered a lot of it. First and foremost is the release date for the game, but there were also a number of other reveals. These include the announcement of eight new characters and the reveal of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's special editions.

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StarCraft gets its first patch in 8 years, finally goes free

StarCraft gets its first patch in 8 years, finally goes free

It isn't that uncommon for software to stop receiving updates years after it has been launched. After all, even Microsoft just recently did that with Vista. That is even truer for games, whose lifespans are a lot shorter than operating systems. Unless you're talking about StarCraft, which many loved and still love to play. While the game, which launched in 1998, formally stopped getting updates more than 8 years ago, Blizzard has restarted the development machine as it re-launches the real-time strategy game, this time for free.

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Star Wars: Battlefront II revealed with Imperial-focused story campaign

Star Wars: Battlefront II revealed with Imperial-focused story campaign

In case you haven't heard, there's a little event known as the Star Wars Celebration going on this weekend, and game publisher EA has used it to pull the curtain back on Star Wars: Battlefront II. A new, full trailer was premiered, focusing on the game's new single-player campaign and in-depth canon story that puts players in the role of the bad guys; specifically Iden Versio, the leader of Inferno Squadron, an elite special forces unit.

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