New Mass Effect: Andromeda ‘Environments and Gameplay’ Debut Tomorrow

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New Mass Effect: Andromeda footage will be revealed at tomorrow’s CES conference.

According to a recent tweet from the official Mass Effect Twitter account, GPU manufacturer Nvidia will be showcasing new “Mass Effect: Andromeda environments and gameplay” as part of the keynote presentation.

Ready to see more Mass Effect: Andromeda environments and gameplay? Tune in to @nvidia‘s CES keynote next Wednesday: https://t.co/Y4C8dy5DOl pic.twitter.com/ygXYhvwtLp

— Mass Effect (@masseffect) 29 December 2016

You can watch the Las Vegas show yourself live tomorrow, January 4, at 18:30 PT / 21:30 ET, and 02:30 GMT / 13.30 AEDT on January 5, via Nvidia’s corporate website.

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BioWare has confirmed that not every species players encountered in the original Mass Effect trilogy will be featured in Mass Effect Andromeda. “We’ve designed the IP in such a way that they can all show up,” creative director Mac Walters said. “For hopefully obvious reasons, they’re not all going to show up in the first game.”

For a detailed overview of what we currently know about Andromeda, including details on the story, main characters, and confirmed species, check out IGN’s Mass Effect Andromeda wiki guide.

Mass Effect: Andromeda will launch on PC, PS4, and Xbox One in Q1 2017.

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WoW Adds a Bunch of Overwatch References With 7.1.5's Brawler's Guild

New details have emerged on the return of the Brawler’s Guild to World of Warcraft, and it’s littered with references to fellow Blizzard game Overwatch.

As uncovered by Wowhead (via PCGamesN), the Brawler’s Guild–making its comeback in patch 7.1.5–features an “Ogrewatch” challenge. That’s not particularly subtle, and the foes you’ll face aren’t either. Rank 6 bosses include Hudson, who has a jump pack, tesla cannon, and a barrier projector, much like Overwatch’s Winston; the McCree-like Dupree, who has an ability called Highnoon; and the Junkrat-esque Stuffshrew, who laughs maniacally and has an explosive ability.

Wowhead also suggests there may be other characters that could rotate in, such as those named Blinker (Tracer), Steingardt (Reinhardt), and Render (Reaper).

You can get the full rundown on all of the Guild bosses on Wowhead. Through datamining, the site has also found achievements, buffs, and rewards that can be purchased with a special Brawler’s Guild-specific currency you earn for participating.

WoW Adds a Bunch of Overwatch References With 7.1.5's Brawler's Guild
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Once the 7.1.5 update launches, you won’t automatically have access to the Guild, even if you did previously. Instead, you’ll need to obtain a Blood-Soaked Invitation by completing dungeons or opening emissary bags. Alternatively, you can head to Shield’s Rest in Stormheim to fight the elite vrykul. With that secured, you’ll be able to take part in the single-player-focused challenge mode.

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New Forza Horizon 3 DLC Out Now, Adds These Seven Cars

New DLC is available today for racing game Forza Horizon 3.

The Rockstar Car Pack contains seven cars, spanning a number of decades. Among the new additions is the 2015 BMW i8, the 1972 Ford Falcon XA GT-HO, and the 1987 Nissan Skyline GTS-R (R31). The DLC also adds a new truck, the 2014 Ford #11 Rockstar F-150, while the newest car is the 2016 Bentley Bentayga.

Click through the images in the gallery below to see all of the cars, while full descriptions for each can be seen on the Xbox Wire.

The Rockstar Car Pack Includes:

  • 2015 BMW i8
  • 2015 Volvo V60 Polestar
  • 2015 Radical RXC Turbo
  • 1972 Ford Falcon XA GT-HO
  • 1987 Nissan Skyline GTS-R (R31)
  • 2014 Ford #11 Rockstar F-150 Trophy Truck
  • 2016 Bentley Bentayga
New Forza Horizon 3 DLC Out Now, Adds These Seven Cars
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The Rockstar Car Pack is included with Forza Horizon 3’s $30 Car Pass or it can be purchased by itself for $7 on PC and Xbox One.

Forza Horizon 3’s first expansion, Blizzard Mountain, came out in December–learn more about it here.

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Overwatch (Sort of) Enters World of Warcraft with Ogrewatch Event

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The Brawler’s Guild is returning to World of Warcraft in patch 7.1.5, and a parody mode called Ogrewatch will be featured as part of it.

According to PCGamesN, the mode will come with some eerily familiar characters from a varied roster enter the arena to try and kill you.

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As detailed in Wowhead’s breakdown of the Brawler’s Guild fights, the Rank 6 bosses will include the likes of Hudson, a gorilla with a barrier projector, jump pack, and tesla cannon, and Stuffshrew, a character with a maniacal laugh and bombs.Meanwhile, Dupree is a cowboy who takes a long time to aim but does between 2,925,000 and 3,075,000 damage when he finally fires.

Datamining suggests we’ll also be seeing Blinker, who’s similar to Tracer, Boargut (Roadhog), Render (Reaper), and Steingardt (Mercy… no wait, Reinhardt).

World of Warcraft has had a long history of including easter eggs from other games and pop culture since the game launched over a decade ago. Overwatch has been a smash hit since its launch, and it was one of IGN’s best-reviewed games of last year.

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Atari Being Sued for Alleged Unpaid Rollercoaster Tycoon Royalties

Frontier Developments is pursuing legal action against Atari as part of a dispute over the amount of royalties it was paid for developing Rollercoaster Tycoon 3.

According to TMZ, Frontier asserts that sales of the game were higher than what Atari had led the studio to believe and, as a result, it is owed more money for its work. Frontier developed the core game as well as two expansions for PC and Mac.

According to the report, Frontier was paid $1.17 million for its work and believes it is owed an additional $2.2 million. This is based on claims it has found evidence that the game sold more than what Atari revealed it has.

In a statement to GameSpot, Frontier’s chief operating officer David Walsh confirmed Atari has denied the studio the opportunity to acquire accurate information using its right to audit, and as such is taking legal action.

“We can confirm Frontier is currently pursuing a complaint against Atari,” said Walsh. “We have attempted to resolve this issue without legal action since April 2016. We have so far been denied our contractual right to audit by Atari, and we are unfortunately left with no other way to resolve our concerns. We are unable to offer any further comment while the matter is subject to due legal process.”

GameSpot has contacted Atari for a statement.

In January 2013, Atari filed for bankruptcy but later secured $2 million in funding and has since returned to publishing games. In mid-2016 it launched RollerCoaster Tycoon World as an Early Access title on Steam. The response to his has been negative, but Atari pledged to support the game and improve it. The full game has since been released on Steam.

Frontier, meanwhile, launched Planet Coaster to critical acclaim. In GameSpot’s Planet Coaster review, Edmond Tran awarded the game 9/10, describing it as “a game focused on the positivity that amusement parks can bring.”

He added: “It’s a game that occupies your thoughts when you’re not playing it, and it’s thoroughly captivating when you are.”

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