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GTA 5 mod OpenIV returns after Rockstar softens stance

GTA 5 mod OpenIV returns after Rockstar softens stance

The last week has been a frustrating one for Grand Theft Auto V players, specifically those among the game's PC modding community. Things came to a head earlier this month when Take-Two, GTA 5's publisher, sent a cease and desist letter to the creators of OpenIV, a popular modding tool that enables players to create new items for the single-player mode, as well as access to an enhanced video editor. Following a strong backlash from the community, developer Rockstar has stepped in to get Take-Two to soften their harsh stance against mods.

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Titanfall 2 DLC arrives June 27 with two new maps and more

Titanfall 2 DLC arrives June 27 with two new maps and more

EA has announced plans for the next Titanfall 2 DLC, saying it will arrive on June 27 with a bunch of new features, not the least of which are two new maps called 'War Games' and 'Traffic.' If that's not enough to get you excited, the upcoming DLC will also bring a third weapon slot for pilots, a free agents mode, a new execution, and much more. The name of this new DLC? "The War Games."

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GTA 5 publisher shuts down popular fan-made modding tool

GTA 5 publisher shuts down popular fan-made modding tool

Grand Theft Auto V players on PC who enjoy the game's numerous mods were dealt a blow this week when publisher Take-Two Interactive forced one of the most popular fan-made modding tools to shut down. Dubbed OpenIV and in use for almost ten years, its creators say they received a cease and desist order from Take-Two earlier this month, and the tool has now been taken offline.

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GameStop mails customers letter warning of security breach

GameStop mails customers letter warning of security breach

In early April, it was revealed that GameStop's website may have fallen prey to hackers, and now the company has confirmed the report. Some GameStop customers are receiving notices from the company advising them of a 'security incident' that affected its website. Customers may have been affected by this security breach, assuming they placed orders on the website during the vulnerable period of time.

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Logitech G433 gaming headset replicates 7.1 surround sound

Logitech G433 gaming headset replicates 7.1 surround sound

Logitech has launched a pair of new gaming headsets for gamers, the G433 and G233. The first of the two is most notable, offering replicated 7.1 surround sound for realistic audio when playing video games. Both headsets boast a variety of features, including a removable boom microphone with a pop filter, support for the major game consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One, and they also offer a Discord Certified designation, which is said to guarantee 'the highest levels of audio and voice clarity.'

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Overwatch double XP weekend starts tomorrow

Overwatch double XP weekend starts tomorrow

Starting tomorrow, Overwatch players will earn double experience points across the three platforms upon which the game is available. The double XP weekend will run through June 12, with the exact time it starts depending on your region and time zone. According to Blizzard, the double experience bonus will be applicable to 'nearly all' the various sources of XP, among other things.

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Gears of War 4’s biggest DLC includes new maps, Horde update, and more

Gears of War 4’s biggest DLC includes new maps, Horde update, and more

The Xbox One flagship title Gears of War 4 has seen a number of new multiplayer maps and other content since its release last October, but Microsoft and developer The Coalition have announced a new Rise of the Horde update that's said to be the game's biggest yet. Releasing on June 6th, Rise of the Horde will include new difficulties, maps, Achievements, and huge overhaul to the self-titled Horde mode. The best part? It's all completely free for those who own GoW4.

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Need for Speed Payback unveiled, will arrive in November

Need for Speed Payback unveiled, will arrive in November

The next installment in the Need for Speed game franchise has been announced, and it'll be arriving on November 10th of this year. Called Need for Speed Payback, the game will be arriving on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4, building upon the racing series from EA. A trio of different characters will arrive with the game, as well as a bunch of fancy cars, particularly for those who preorder the title.

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Tekken 7 now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC

Tekken 7 now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC

We've been waiting years and now it is finally here. Tekken 7 can now be grabbed for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, giving gamers access to the title that was first announced way back in 2014. This marks the title's release for home gaming, though it has been available as an arcade game since last year. As with most console games, Tekken 7 is being offered in multiple editions, one of which is a proper (and pricey) Collector's Edition.

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Nintendo to increase Switch production to meet ongoing customer demand

Nintendo to increase Switch production to meet ongoing customer demand

In case you haven't already heard, Nintendo's new Switch console has been a very hot item over the last few months, and eager buyers have been facing stock shortages since its launch in early March. If you haven't been able to buy one online or from your favorite retailer each time they get a small shipment, you may feel like giving up. But there's new hope! You might finally be able to get a Switch of your own… before the end of 2017, that is.

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GTA 5’s Online mode gets limited time discounts and bonuses

GTA 5’s Online mode gets limited time discounts and bonuses

Grand Theft Auto 5 developer Rockstar Games has announced a new limited time event for the popular GTA Online game mode. Over the next two weeks, players are being treated to a number of in-game discounts and bonuses, giving them the chance to earn extra currency and purchase items at reduced prices. Think of it as GTA Online's own two-week long Black Friday sale.

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Acer Predator Z35P WQHD 35″ curved gaming monitor goes up for preorder

Acer Predator Z35P WQHD 35″ curved gaming monitor goes up for preorder

Acer has announced the new 35-inch curved monitor for gamers, the Acer Predator Z35P. This monitor boasts a wide array of features, including an ultra wide 21:9 aspect ratio and a 3440 x 1440 WQHD resolution. Acer has packed a bunch of tech for gamers into this model, including NVIDIA G-SYNC and Ultra Low Motion Blur (ULMB) for sharper images and smooth graphics. The model is only available for preorder at the moment, but we've got all the details ahead of its launch.

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