Singer Grimes Reveals Dark Story For Her Cyberpunk 2077 Character

During a livestream, Canadian singer and songwriter Grimes shared a wild story about her Cyberpunk 2077 character. The archive of the stream has since been removed, but the rough details of what she shared are on Reddit. During the stream, Grimes answered fan questions, and was asked about her role in Cyberpunk 2077. She enthusiastically shared the following (which should be viewed as SPOILERS):

“I did my voice acting for Lizzy Wizzy. That game is going to be f—ing good. I mean I haven’t played it, but I saw someone play an hour of the game. The game was fantastic, and I play a pop star who committed suicide on stage, and they had to quickly come and perform emergency surgery and replace her whole body with cybernetics while she was dead for an hour. Then she finished the show as a cyborg. One of the greatest pieces of performance art ever made.”

There's a chance Lizzy Wizzy's story will unfold through a mission, or it could just be backstory. We won't know until the..

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Overwatch Ditches A Tank In First Experimental Mode Test

Click to watch embedded media If you are a Competitive mode player and you want to suit up as a DPS hero, you know you have some time to kill, as a match likely won't be found for five to ten minutes. While it's nice that Blizzard added the ability to practice or play deathmatch as you wait, the real solution we all want to see is faster matchmaking times.

Blizzard has an idea that may lead to a solution, and it completely changes to the hero balancing. Rather than having a team consist of two tanks, two DPS, and two support, Blizzard is removing one tank and filling that spot with a third DPS. This isn't a permanent change, and you'll have a hand in saying whether or not it should be. The test will unfold through Overwatch's new Experimental card, which arrives tomorrow. The test is called “Triple Damage,” but it could also be called “No Shield” for teams that have off tanks like Roadhog, D.Va, and Zarya. To counteract the lack of a tank, Blizzard has made hu..

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Xbox Series X Shows Off More Specs & Details Backwards Compatibility

Microsoft has pulled back the curtain more on the specs and capabilities of the Xbox Series X, which is coming out at the end of the year, including games backwards compatibility and the continuation of the Game Pass subscription service.

In a blog post, Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, quantified the Xbox Series X's graphical power, stating that system's AMD custom processor with an AMD RDNA 2 GPU contains 12 TFLOPS of performance – eight times that of the Xbox One and double the Xbox One X. Spencer says this enables benefits such as higher framerates and “larger, more sophisticated” game worlds.

Other aspects touched on in the blog post, include: Variable Rate Shading (VRS), DirectX Raytracing, and Dynamic Latency Input (DLI). These enable the console to deliver more stable framerates and higher resolution, high-quality lighting and acoustics, and precise controls, respectively.

Spencer also introduced a new feature: Quick Resume. This feature lets you continue multiple games..

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Funko Shows Off New Avengers Game Pops At Toy Fair

Toy Fair is ramping up in New York, where tons of new figures and collectibles are being showcased for the first time. Among the exciting additions for game fans, Funko has highlighted an array of fun figures from the upcoming Crystal Dynamics Avengers video game.

Whether you’re looking to help Hulk smash your bookcase, or Thor to call lightning and thunder down on your office desk, the set should offer plenty of superheroic fun.

The new figures are expected to begin hitting shelves in early March.

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Upcoming PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Patch Enables PS4 And Xbox One Party Crossplay

Ready to party up with your friends across the great console servers? It's almost time! PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds patch 6.2 is expected to allow for players to group up across Xbox and PS4 to play matches together.

Console Players: Update 6.2 is now available on the PTS!
Drop in to test Cross Party Play, which allows Xbox and PS4 players to party up together!
Team Deathmatch, grenade balance, Karakin loot changes, and more are also available for testing. https://t.co/uSxzFfDESD

— PUBG Support (@PUBG_Support) February 20, 2020

Finally, Xbox Jim can team up with PlayStation Pete, take a car across Erangel, and have an epic shootout on a hill. Or just drop into a hotspot and go for the instant action. Whatever you're into, that option is coming to console “live” on March 3, but you can test it out right now on the test server if you're into that!

Console Players: Update 6.2 live server patch has been delayed until March 3rd due to technical issues found during ..

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Coronavirus Convention Impact Continues

PlayStation cancelled its PAX East presence completely a few days ago, and now other consequences of COVID-19, aka coronavirus, are rippling across the industry.

Square Enix has announced that many of their developers are no longer making the journey to PAX, via a post on the Final Fantasy XIV lodestone website. Some of Capcom's developers have pulled out as well, with a tweet mentioning their Monster Hunter event planned for PAX East.

An update on MH Festa: Boston 2020:
Unfortunately, our guests from the MH dev team will no longer be able to attend the event. We will no longer have an autograph session but are still planning to share #Iceborne news.
Our sincere apologies for inconvenience! pic.twitter.com/DVpQugYieS

— Capcom USA (@CapcomUSA_) February 20, 2020

While both these companies are still expected to have a presence at or around the show, it looks like their staff from Japan won't be making the journey.

In addition, per reporting via Gameindustry.biz, Playstatio..

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