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Fans Recreating The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion in Skyrim Engine

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is one of the most popular TES games to ever be released, with many fans hailing it as the best entry in the series. Now, a decade after the game first came out, a new mod wants to capitalize on fans love of the game by bringing the entire experience into The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's engine. The mod is being called Skyblivion and is being created by a group of volunteers known as TESRenewal with their goal being to bring Oblivion to a new generation of gamers and to revive the game for veteran fans. They plan on doing this by rebuilding the entirety of Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and its corresponding DLC into the engine used in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Skyrim: Special Edition. This means that players will have to own Skyrim, Oblivion, and all DLC for both games otherwise Skyblivion will be inaccessible. Those interested that meet those requirements can access the mod by downloading it from Nexus, Steam Workshop, or Bethesda Mods. After downloading the mod players will need to launch Skyrim and create a new character, then Skyblivion and all of its rebuilt assets including Oblivion's creatures, locations, quests, create a class system, spell making mechanics and more will be available. Also players will be able to freely travel between Skyrim, Morrowind, and Cyrodiil. Elder Scrolls Currently, there is no set release date for Skyblivion, but it will be completely free when it eventually does come out on PC. Although, due to the size of the mod, TESRenewal has stated that it will not be releasing on consoles. Progress is moving along at a steady pace, with the exterior map already finished. We'll be sure to keep an eye on this fascinating project so be sure to check back with us here at GigamaxGames.com for all the latest details!

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Anthem’s Cataclysm Expansion Is Available Now

Anthem may not have had the smoothest of launches, but the developers over at Bioware are keeping their commitment to release the planned post-launch content, including the first major world event, Cataclysm. Although the studio never committed to a specific time-frame for the event, it was released alongside a major patch that included tweaks and bug fixes. Anthem, cataclysm, anthem bioware, anthem update, bioware

Anthem Cataclysm - Changes Incoming

The biggest change in the update is the inclusion of brand new story missions in the endgame's Cataclysm event. Players can access the new missions from the Expedition screen if they've completed the Incursion mission in the main story. The update also introduces modifiers to take on special missions, a seasonal store with new seasonal currency, and leaderboards. Another major changes include inversions, which modify how your Javelin reacts to the environment and enemies, and changes to how the Luck and Alliance system works. Also included was a variety of bug and weapon balancing patches that are aimed at improving the overall player experience. It seems as if the changes are aimed at providing more variety for players in the endgame and more accessible loot grinding experience. For those interested EA has also released a companion Guild app for IOS and Google Play. Anthem, cataclysm, anthem bioware, anthem update, bioware The CEO of EA recently shared his thoughts on the state of Anthem and some of the game's struggles at launch but assured fans that the game still has the potential to turn into something special. For those interested, the full patch notes can be found here. For all the latest on Anthem be sure to keep checking back with us here at GigamaxGames.com!

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Bungie Delays Destiny 2: Shadowkeep and Free-To-Play Version

Bungie announced that they need to push back the launch window for their major fall releases for Destiny 2, including both the New Light free-to-play version and Shadowkeep expansion. Although, the company still plans on releasing their new cross save system this month, and will not be pushing that update back. Destiny 2, Shadowkeep, shadowkeep expansion, destiny 2 news, destiny 2 update

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"Being independent means that the future of Destiny 2 is entirely on our team," Destiny 2 director Luke Smith and general manager Mark Noseworthy wrote in a blog post. "It also means that we're agile enough to choose to do what's best for the game and our players, even if it's the hard choice."

The expansion was previously slated for release on September 17th, but the date for both Shadowkeep and New Light has been pushed to October 1st. Due to the delay, many other release dates for Destiny 2 have been pushed back as well. The next raid, Garden of Salvation, will now be open to fans on October 5th. The game's limited time event Moments of Triumph is extended through September 17th, providing players more time to complete the challenges. Bungie has plans for another Iron Banner, but that will not take place until September 17th. Destiny 2, Shadowkeep, shadowkeep expansion, destiny 2 news, destiny 2 update A date has yet to be set on cross-save, but Smith and Noseworthy assured fans that it would release a good amount of time before Shadowkeep. While the lead producer on Destiny 2, Jared Berbach,  recently tweeted that cross-save would launch this month. "We didn't make this decision lightly," Smith and Noseworthy wrote. "We know for some of you (us too), Destiny releases are events where you take time off of work or develop a sudden sickness that keeps you from school or work (we get it, a bunch of our team takes some time off to go on their own Destiny Jacket Quest)." The pair also announced that more information will be available next week.

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Team Rocket Makes Their Return To Pokemon Go

Team Rocket is back again on Pokemon Go. This group of villains made a hasty return to the mobile game and now it's time to see what trouble they're stirring up.

Team Rocket made their debut to Pokemon Go earlier this week, the nefarious group would invade PokeStops and attack players with Shadow Pokemon. Although they did not stay around for long, leaving only after a few days. Team Rocket is already ready to make their return, reappearing with greater numbers and brining new Special Research Quests along with them.

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Players can encounter Team Rocket Grunts upon spinning certain PokeStops, which are identified by their special appearance. On the overworld view of the map, these locations will look darker and twitch at random intervals. When walking nearer, trainers will notice they are colored black instead of blue. After spinning the Photo Disc at the special PokeStops, a Team Rocket Grunt will reveal themselves and challenge the player.

These enemies carry Shadow Pokemon that have glowing red eyes and are surrounded by a dark aura. After beating the Grunt, they'll leave behind their Pokemon giving players a chance to capture the beast. Once a trainer captures the monster they can purify it at the cost of Candy and Stardust.

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Purify that Pokemon!

The purification ritual will not only cleanse the Pokemon but it also gives it a stat boost. On top of that, purified Pokemon will cost less Candy and Stardust to level up, giving players even more of a reason to purify the corrupted monsters.

To go along with the Team Rocket invasion, Niantic released a Special Research questline called A Troubling Situation. After starting up the game, Professor Willow will give players their first group of tasks.

There's certainly plenty going on in the world of Pokemon Go, with a special One Piece crossover event currently underway. This event gives trainers the opportunity to capture Pikachus wearing straw hats. Armored Mewtwo is also the game's current Legendary but is scheduled to depart on July 31st. Finally, the game's next community day has been announced. That will occur on August 3rd with the featured Pokemon being Ralts.

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Latest PUBG Update Remasters Erangel

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is currently undergoing some pretty big changes. The latest update, 4.1 added backstory to the game and visually revamped the first map, Erangel.

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The developer behind the game, PUBG Corp. has stated that it "improved the graphical quality of Erangel's various areas and terrains across the board." The various improvements range from minor textures and details to full-on landmarks including the mansion and the prison.

PUBG Season 4 - New Terrain Elevates the Game

"We've updated existing terrain, signage, and buildings and have added a small number of buildings to some areas as well," the developer states. "To better illustrate Erangel's history, terrain elements have been added or revised. Trenches, blast marks, camo nets, and abandoned tanks have been added across different areas of the map."

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The visual changes already entered the testing phase, but PUBG Corp. fine-tuned the visual improvements with the help of player feedback. The new version will live on the test server for a little longer, although it should be patched into the full game soon. PUBG Corp. expressed that more map remasters are on the way, but they have not shared when that will come.

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Season 4 was recently introduced with a new trailer that details the game's new lore. The new season will be kicking off on July 24th and marks a significant change to PUBG. It will add parkour type movements as well as new weapons, vehicles, and items. Along with the new season, comes a fresh battle pass that will unlock cosmetics as players level up.

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Persona 5 Royal’s New Trailer Highlights Ann Tamaki

Atlus has been teasing their upcoming title Persona 5 Royal, the ultimate edition of the original title. The upcoming version is going to include plenty of new content and significant changes to the story, most of which have been detailed in short trailers named the Morgana Report. The latest of these trailers is focused on the character, Ann Tamaki, and it shows off a variety of ways they've overhauled the hero.

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Ann and Morgana's partner attack is previewed in the trailer. This wacky move has the two characters appear in a flower field where Morgana flatters Ann with an offering of roses. This leads to an intense bombardment of submachine gunfire and explosives from the two Phantom Thieves.

Social events are featured as well, including ones with Ann's best friend Shiho Suzui. In the original version of Persona 5, she disappeared from the story after her role at the beginning of the game. Now it appears that Suzui, Ann, and Joker can hang out together as the game progresses. The trailer specifically shows them all speaking in the Underground Mall section.

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Ann has a few other new scenes shown off in the trailer such as her taking the lead on a school clean-up project at Inokashira Park. There's also a new scene where Ann and Joker are speaking in her room In this scene she's spotted wearing a letterman jacket that was not in the previous title.

Persona 5 Royal will officially launch in Japan on October 31st, 2019 and a currently unannounced time in 2020 in the West. For all the latest updates on Personal 5 Royal be sure to keep checking back with us here at GigamaxGames.com!

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Pokemon Sword/Shield Producer Understands National Dex Criticism

Pokemon Sword/Shield are the next main titles in the long-running monster training series. The two games hit the Nintendo Switch this November alongside the new Pokemon Home service that allows players to transfer their Pokemon from older titles in the new games.

Fans learned at this year's E3 that not all monsters will be allowed to transfer to the Pokemon Sword/Shield, a decision that has ultimately led to backlash from the series' biggest supporters. Now the producer behind Pokemon, Junichi Masuda, responded to the criticism from fans.

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This comes from a message shared on the official Pokemon website, Masuda begins by expressing gratitude toward fans for being so passionate about the series and reiterates that the decision to remove some monsters was not made easily. "Just like all of you, we are passionate about Pokemon and each and every one of them is very important to us. After so many years of developing the Pokemon video games, this was a very difficult decision for me," Masuda said.

Pokemon Sword/Shield Missing Some Classics

Although these monsters may not make it to Pokemon Sword/Shield, that doesn't mean they're gone from the series forever. "I'd like to make one thing clear: even if a specific Pokemon is not available in Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, that does not mean it will not appear in future games."

Masuda first made this revelation during a Treehouse Live demo during E3 2019. He acknowledged that this decision was a departure from how the developer typically handles Pokemon titles and said this was ultimately due to development time.



"In previous games that worked with the Pokemon Bank service, you were able to--for example, in Sun and Moon--bring over any Pokemon, even if they weren't in the Alola Pokedex. But with the transition to the Nintendo Switch hardware, being much more powerful [and] allowing us to be much more expressive with each of the individual Pokemon...at Game Freak we really spent a lot of time thinking about what the best way to move forward was, really preserving the quality of all the different Pokemon while also taking into account the battle balance, having so many different Pokemon available, all within a limited development time so we don't keep fans waiting too long for every new entry in the series. And after a lot of discussion, we decided to come to a new direction."

Pokemon Sword/Shield release for the Nintendo Switch on November 15th. The games will take place in the new Galar region. It is currently unknown how many new and different creatures will appear in the Galar region's Pokedex, but Nintendo has already offered a look at some of the new creatures. We'll keep a close eye out for any new details regarding Pokemon Sword/Shield so be sure to keep checking back with us here at GigamaxGames.com for all the latest details.

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Gears 5: Free DLC Maps, No Season Pass, No Random Loot Boxes

The upcoming Microsoft exclusive Gears 5, which got another cinematic preview at this year's E3, is right around the corner. As the September release date draws near, more details are being revealed about the third-person shooter. A recent post on the Gears 5 website informed players the game will include free DLC and the lack of a season pass.

Gears 5 Cinematic Preview



The blog post shows off a cinematic look at the new character Fahz. The developer also explains the new 3-player co-op mode, Escape. Although, the biggest reveal was how Microsoft plans on handling the additional content releasing over the course of the game's life span.

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The developer behind Gears 5, The Coalition wants to ensure they create a player first experience, which means some of the additional content will be free. Gears 5 will not have a season pass or loot boxes and will feature free DLC maps for both public and private play. Also included are microtransactions, but the post ensures that all purchases will be direct and not feature any RNG. The different types of cosmetics up for purchase include costumes, weapon skins, banners, expressions, executions, blood sprays, and marks.

Gears 5's story follows Kat Diaz as she looks into her heritage and her connection to the Locusts (bad guys of the Gears series). Xbox boss Phil Spencer is confident in Gears 5 and said that the game was looking great when he went to visit the Vancouver based studio. Gears 5 releases on September 10th on Xbox One and PC with a versus technical test scheduled for Friday, July 19th. We here at Gigamax are excited for the next game in this long-running series, so be sure to keep checking back here at GigamaxGames.com for all the latest updates.

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Shenmue 3 Developer Addresses Fans Concerns Over Epic Store Exclusivity

The developer behind Shenmue 3, Ys Net, revealed last week during E3 that the crowdfunded sequel will appear on the PC as an Epic Store exclusive at launch.

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Initial fan reaction was mixed, with many feeling agitated that Ys Net had moved back from their initial statement that said the game would be available on Steam. The developer still plans on launching the game on the platform, but not for 12 months after the initial release.

Ys Net has responded to the disparaging comments on their Kickstarter Page, saying that they are listening to fans. Important Representatives from the studio are currently on their way back from E3 2019, but the studio assured fans that they plan on sitting down and finding a way forward in returning fan confidence to the game when they get back home.

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"We want to make sure that the Backers are aware that we are listening to their concerns," Ys Net says in the update. "We kindly ask all our fans to have some patience, we are currently at E3 demoing the game and need to get back to our respective offices to assess the situation and together find a way forward to justify the trust you placed in us." (https://bit.ly/2ZuKek0)

Back in 2015, development was funded on Kickstarter for Shenmue 3 by 69,000 backers contributing a total of $6.3 million. The publisher behind Saints Row, Deep Silver, later stepped forward to take on publishing rights for the game.

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Shenmue 3 was just one of the titles the Epic Games Store said was coming to the platform as a timed exclusive. The studio clarified that this move was made because Epic offered them a unique sense of stability that they could not find anywhere else.

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Bethesda Announces Massive Fallout 76 Expansion, Wastelanders

Bethesda's Fallout 76 new updates adds NPC's to the game. Players actions will have consequences that change how the game progresses.

Bethesda's always online Fallout 76 is about to feel a lot more like a traditional game from the series. The upcoming update, which is being called Wastelanders, is set to add human NPC's. Furthermore, how players interact to them will impact the game moving forward.

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Fallout 76: Wastelanders Brings More to the Table

Bethesda made the big announcement during their E3 2019 press conference. The Wastelanders content update will include a full new story quest line for fans to complete, and the NPC's those players meet throughout the wasteland will play a major part in the journey. These interactions will offer branching dialogue choices as well.

Bethesda stated during their time at E3 2019, the first year of Fallout 76 was about leaving the vault, Wastelanders will be about reclaiming the wasteland from the terrors that now roam it. The choices players make on their journey will have a long-lasting impact on the story of the expansion, and the perks and skill points fans have invested in will offer them different options for solving problems.

On top of the new story and characters, Fallout 76's big update will contain plenty of fresh loot for players to get their hands on. Bethesda plans on launching Wastelanders is in the fall of 2019 for free.



Bethesda also revealed that Fallout 76 is getting its own battle royale mode called Nuclear Winter. This 52 player fight to the death has players competing to be the new Overseer of Vault 51. The mode includes all of Fallout 76's weapons and other mechanics, like C.A.M.P, perk cards, and nuclear weapons.

We've certainly played a lot of Fallout 76 here at Gigamax Games, so we're looking forward to any new content Bethesda adds to the wasteland. Be sure to keep checking back with us here at GigamaxGames.com for all the latest details!

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