Red Dead Redemption Being Modded Into GTA 5

Red Dead Redemption is getting a new lease of life in the Grand Theft Auto V universe. A group of fans, led by developer Mr. Leisurewear, are modding the game’s full map into GTA V on PC.

“That’s 2 years of work right there, by Mr. Leisurewear that is. Glad it’s finally unveiled. Expect more info and screenshots soon,” posted Jestic, a modder on GTAforums.com.

Red Dead Redemption Being Modded Into GTA 5

The team is currently developing the map, creating visuals, textures, and the game’s day-to-night cycle. They have bigger plans for the project, called Red Dead Redemption V, saying they want to mod more elements from the original Xbox 360 version of the game into GTA V. They just need some help to do it.

“We are mostly looking for programmers who are able to help us reverse engineer the file formats. We are also looking for scripters who are able to remake any of the game’s original content over to GTA V, think minigames and certain mechanics such as Dead Eye Targeting,” posted Jestic.

The full map is intended to be used in FiveM/FiveReborn and other similar third-party online clients. The developers say it’s not to be used in GTA Online.

The team plans to release a beta version of the map this summer, something to tide fans over until the official release of the game’s sequel Red Dead Redemption 2 towards the end of the year.

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Another New GTA 5 Online Update Out Now, Here's What's Included

The latest update for Grand Theft Auto V‘s multiplayer portion, GTA Online, is now live. It includes a bunch new tools for Stunt Race creation, following on from last week’s Special Vehicle Circuit content add-on.

This week’s patch aims to highlight the abilities of vehicles such as the Rocket Voltic, Ruiner 2000, and Blazer Aqua, says developer Rockstar, by adding some new props, including hurdles, boosts, and explosive crates. Elsewhere, new Stunt Tubes “will send racers on a trip through alternative dimensions,” and destructible walls will shake up race tracks if creators decide to utilize them when making new tracks.

Another New GTA 5 Online Update Out Now, Here's What's Included

Lastly, the update adds a new car, called the Hijak Ruston, a “lightweight and pint-sized addition to the Sports class.” It’s a tiny speedster, almost like a kit car in its appearance, designed to get you close to the road. I can’t see it surviving many explosive barrels, though.

Last week, Rockstar teased more upcoming content for GTA Online. Classic GTA vehicles, including a “particularly morbid muscle car,” are apparently coming soon, while new modes such as Top Down and Resurrection are also on the way.

For more on Rockstar’s open-world behemoth, you can check out all our previous coverage, including videos, reviews, and more, here.

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Red Dead Redemption Being Modded Into GTA5

Red Dead Redemption is getting a new lease of life in the Grand Theft Auto V universe. A group of fans, led by developer Mr. Leisurewear, are modding the game’s full map into GTA V on PC.

“That’s 2 years of work right there, by Mr. Leisurewear that is. Glad it’s finally unveiled. Expect more info and screenshots soon,” posted Jestic, a modder on GTAforums.com.

Red Dead Redemption Being Modded Into GTA5

The team is currently developing the map, creating visuals, textures, and the game’s day-to-night cycle. They have bigger plans for the project, called Red Dead Redemption V, saying they want to mod more elements from the original Xbox 360 version of the game into GTA V. They just need some help to do it.

“We are mostly looking for programmers who are able to help us reverse engineer the file formats. We are also looking for scripters who are able to remake any of the game’s original content over to GTA V, think minigames and certain mechanics such as Dead Eye Targeting,” posted Jestic.

The full map is intended to be used in FiveM/FiveReborn and other similar third-party online clients. The developers say it’s not to be used in GTA Online.

The team plans to release a beta version of the map this summer, something to tide fans over until the official release of the game’s sequel Red Dead Redemption 2 towards the end of the year.

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Overwatch Could Get A Map Editor

Blizzard could introduce a map editor to Overwatch, but it isn’t likely to happen soon according to game director Jeff Kaplan.

Posting in a thread on the official Overwatch forums, Kaplan said the development team was “open-minded” about the feature but qualified that there are challenges it must overcome first.

“We are extremely open-minded about releasing a map editor for Overwatch someday,” he said. “But because Overwatch was made with a brand new engine, this is not a small task or one which can happen any time soon.”

Kaplan added that Blizzard has a “long-term road map” for Overwatch and it [believes] heavily in user-made content, but noted “there are many challenges ahead of us and it will be a very long road before our editor can be made available to the public.”

The newest addition to Overwatch is a hero called Orisa, who will be available to play across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC today. However, Blizzard has said she “will not initially be available for Competitive Play,” so that players have “some time to learn about and play Orisa before she’s placed into the crucible of Competitive Play.”

You can read more about Orisa’s abilities and see her skins here.

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New Overwatch Hero, Orisa, Goes Live Today

Overwatch‘s new hero, Orisa, goes live on public servers today–that’s for all players on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

However, she “will not initially be available for Competitive Play,” as developer Blizzard wants to allow players “some time to learn about and play Orisa before she’s placed into the crucible of Competitive Play.” She’ll still be playable in Quick Play, the Arcade, and Play vs. AI in the meantime.

Orisa is a Tank-class character centered mainly designed to protect her team. Her weapon is the Fusion Driver, an automatic cannon that deals constant damage but slows her movement speed. The alternate fire is Halt, which launches a charge that she can detonate to slow enemies and pull them towards the explosion.

Her abilities include Fortify, which reduces the damage she takes and makes her immune to “action-impairing effects;” and Protective Barrier, a stationary shield that can be deployed to block enemy attacks. Her Ultimate is Supercharger, which launches a device that buffs damage done by any teammates in its line of sight.

Orisa has been available on Overwatch’s test server, the PTR, on PC for weeks already. She’s already been tweaked once–her weapon damage and Ultimate both got nerfed–and she’ll likely get more balance changes as players get to grips with her new abilities. Find out more about her powers and take a look at some of her skins here.

The PTR had its own update go live on March 20, bringing significant changes to Lucio and his ability to help and heal nearby teammates. Put simply, the changes buff many of Lucio’s abilities but limit his ability to aid his entire team at any one time. Find out more information about his alterations here.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda PC Patch Addresses Sound, Keyboard Issues

Ahead of the game’s full release tomorrow, a new patch has arrived for the PC version of Mass Effect: Andromeda that addresses some of the issues players have been encountering.

Specifically, this update targets problems with black screens caused by a conflict with the Corsair Utility Engine (used for managing certain Corsair accessories, like keyboards and headsets), sound issues in multiplayer, and F-keys not functioning properly in multiplayer. That’s according to producer Fernando Melo, who shared the details on Twitter (via PC Gamer).

Additionally, as of yesterday, server-side fixes were on the way to resolve a problem where certain Challenges could not be completed.

One thing you shouldn’t expect to see resolved–at least on launch day–are the animation issues that have been the object of a great deal of ridicule over the past few days. With players getting their hands on Andromeda through EA Access and Origin Access, numerous bugs and animation gaffes have surfaced, but BioWare has said fixes for the latter won’t be available at launch.

GameSpot’s Andromeda review is now live and makes note of the issues we ran into, none of which “rendered the game unplayable, but they were noticeable and pervasive.” Also be sure to check out our new documentary series on the making of Andromeda.

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter DVD/Blu-Ray Release Date And Bonus Features Announced

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will be released on home video in May, Sony announced today. The sixth and potentially last entry in the series will arrive via digital stores on May 2, with the DVD/Blu-ray scheduled to arrive on May 16.

The home video version comes with a series of extras, including two featurettes, the first of which is titled “Explore the Hive.” The second is called “The Badass Trinity & The Women of Resident Evil.” Another featurette will cover movie’s stunts and weaponry.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter DVD/Blu-Ray Release Date And Bonus Features Announced

Additionally, The Final Chapter‘s home release comes with a “sneak peek” at the new CG film, Resident Evil: Vendetta, as well as what’s referred to by Sony as a “Retaliation Mode.” When watching the film with this toggled on, viewers will hear 30-plus minutes of commentary from director Paul W.S. Anderson and star Milla Jovovich.

Across six movies, the Resident Evil film series has passed $1 billion at the worldwide box office, making it far and away the most successful video game movie franchise ever.

Anderson and Jovovich have time and again said The Final Chapter is indeed…the final chapter, at least for them. It’s possible the series will live on with a different director and star.

There appears to be a business opportunity to make more Resident Evil movies, as The Final Chapter has made more than $300 million worldwide against a budget of $40 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

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New Xbox One/PC Features, Including Custom Gamerpics, Coming Soon For Insiders

Microsoft has announced a wide range of features it will release in the coming weeks for “select” Xbox Insider members on Xbox One and Windows 10.

These include some additions that Microsoft has been talking about for quite some time, including Arena, which allows Xbox Live users to participate in tournaments–in this case, for World of Tanks. Profiles will also show a user’s Arena tournament history and any upcoming tournaments, as well as a button allowing to join that person’s broadcast if they happen to have one going.

New Xbox One/PC Features, Including Custom Gamerpics, Coming Soon For Insiders

Custom gamerpics finally make a comeback, allowing you to set a custom image from your Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, or mobile device. However, unlike many of the other features outlined by Microsoft today, this is one that will “be in preview longer than other features to ensure it’s great for everyone when released.”

Clubs and LFG both expand, allowing you to see detailed information about players trying to join your LFG party; search for LFG posts related directly to an Achievement; and pin posts to the top of the Club feed. In your Activity Feed, you can hide specific posts, pin posts to the top, and filter by several things (friends, games, or clubs).

New filter tools are also on the way for the My Games and Apps section, allowing you to look exclusively at Xbox One or Xbox 360 games in your library. Microsoft will also add captive portal support for Wi-Fi and, on Windows 10, the ability to select audio input and output devices for Party chat, which has frustratingly been impossible up until now.

All of the new features, which are detailed in full in an Xbox Wire post, will arrive in the next few weeks for certain Xbox Insider members. There’s no proper release date for when everyone else will get their hands on them, but the Creators Update is due out sometime this spring. It removes Snap mode and introduces new Guide and Home screens.

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Overwatch PTR Update Tries Out Major Lucio Changes

The latest update to arrive on Overwatch‘s public test realm introduces some significant alterations to Lucio and his ability to buff or heal nearby teammates.

Put simply, the changes buff many of Lucio’s abilities but limit his ability to aid his entire team at any one time. The area of effect on Crossfade has been reduced from 30 meters to just 10, but the amount of health restored by his healing song has increased by 50 percent. To help players adjust to this, a visual effect has been added temporarily that helps to demonstrate the new range of Lucio’s songs. On a related note, his Ultimate, Sound Barrier, sees its range drop to 30 meters to 20.

It’s not all bad news for Lucio, as other changes are being made to compensate for this. His weapon’s projectile speed has increased from 40 to 50, and wall-riding provides him with a 30 percent movement speed boost. Jumping off a wall also provides an additional “burst of speed.”

Blizzard provided some explanation for this in the patch notes, saying, “Lucio has often felt like a must-pick due to his raw healing output and the versatility of providing a speed bonus to your entire team. The goal of these changes is to keep those elements feeling strong, but making them harder to apply to everyone on your team at all times. The end result is that he should feel stronger with teams that he can stay close to but not as strong when on teams with heroes that are often spread out (such as Pharah, Widow, Genji, etc).

“Much of Lucio’s character power was tied up in his large passive auras, which caused other elements of his kit to be weakened over time in an attempt to balance him. Now that his auras are more focused it will allow them to be much stronger and allow Lucio to be more active in his role.”

Regarding the visual effect indicating Crossfade’s range, principal designer Geoff Goodman said in a forum post, “[W]e’re looking at getting a more permanent (and better looking) visual indicator at some point, and potentially making it an option to enable/disable.”

Overwatch PTR Update Tries Out Major Lucio Changes

As always with PTR updates, these changes to Lucio may or may not make it into the live game intact. Overwatch’s newest character, Orisa, for instance, quickly faced balance adjustments after being introduced on the PTR.

Elsewhere in this update, Blizzard has introduced a new system meant to reduce the frequency of draws in Competitive Play. Similar to the way a winner can be named on Escort maps based on which team pushed the payload further, Assault maps can declare a winner “based on which team captured the largest portion.” To sufficiently test this out, Competitive Play on the PTR will only see Eichenwalde and Hanamura pop up in the map rotation for now.

Eichenwalde is again the subject of a change in this update, as there’s a new path from the attackers’ spawn leading to the capture point. Custom Games gain a new ability to save a preset, while the Hero Gallery is now home to backstory information about characters and “some of their lore-inspired skins.” There are also bug fixes, which you can see in the full patch notes.

All of this is already available on the PTR version of the game, which is accessible to owners of the PC version. There’s no word on how soon these changes might be implemented in the full game, but we do know a patch adding Orisa arrives tomorrow, March 21.

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Dead Rising 4's Mini Golf, Frank-As-A-Zombie DLC Expansions Detailed

Two new DLC packs are on the way for Dead Rising 4 in the near future, and Capcom has now provided further details about what they consist of.

After outlining the game’s DLC prior to release, Microsoft today shared more about the upcoming Frank Rising and Super Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf packs. Frank Rising is an “all-new single-player story” that covers the events of an outbreak in Willamette where Frank becomes infected. A “former ally” deems him incurable, but Frank “find[s] help from an unlikely resource” as he seeks a cure.

Dead Rising 4's Mini Golf, Frank-As-A-Zombie DLC Expansions Detailed
Dead Rising 4's Mini Golf, Frank-As-A-Zombie DLC Expansions DetailedDead Rising 4's Mini Golf, Frank-As-A-Zombie DLC Expansions DetailedDead Rising 4's Mini Golf, Frank-As-A-Zombie DLC Expansions Detailed

Along the way, he’ll gain new strength and abilities, none of which were specified. He no longer eats food to stay alive, instead being forced to “feast on others to survive,” though he still endeavors to save at least some survivors.

Frank Rising launches for both the Xbox One and Windows 10 PC versions of the game on April 4 for $10 or as part of the season pass.

Following that is Super Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf, which Microsoft would only say launches for both platforms “soon” for $10 (or in the season pass). Courses are set in the Willamette Mall and the town itself, and Frank provides play-by-play as you progress. There are different clubs, costumes, and balls to unlock, as well as power-ups to help you kill zombies while getting the ball in the hole. In addition to playing on your own, there’s four-player online multiplayer and local, turn-based co-op.

Dead Rising 4 released for Xbox One and Windows 10 in December, followed by a Steam release just recently. A free update arrived at the end of January with new content alongside a free trial version on Xbox One.

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