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Fallout 4 Mod Support on Xbox Had ’50x’ More Traffic Than on PC

Bethesda launched mod support for Fallout 4 on Xbox One today and it’s been a massive success.

Mod support on Xbox One reportedly generated “50x” the traffic than the initial launch of PC mod support for Fallout 4, which went live in April. In the same Twitter post, Bethesda said the launch is “just the beginning,” and that the developer has “new features” and PlayStation 4 support “in the works.”

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Overwatch Player Reaches Level 100 One Week After Launch

It’s been just over a week since Blizzard Entertainment launched Overwatch, but one player has already reached level 100.

One player reached level 100 in Overwatch just one week after launch.

It took Twitch streamer FenderellaFK over 92 hours in-game to reach his goal. In an Ask Me Anything post on Reddit, the player noted he played around 13 hours each day since the game went live on May 23. Most of his time was spent using offensive hero Pharrah, whom he logged around 30 hours with.

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Dead Island Definitive Collection Review

When IGN first reviewed Dead Island back in 2011 we gave it a score of 8.0, for “great.” We had this to say about it:

“Dead Island probably won’t win any game of the year awards. It’s got visual bugs, the controls take a bit to feel normal, and the presentation in general isn’t up to snuff. But the game gets a lot right. There is a huge world to explore, thousands of zombies to kill, and tons of side quests to take. Here on the other side of a 25-hour playthrough – where I skipped a lot of side quests after Act 1 – I’m anxious to get back into Dead Island, and despite the game’s flaws, that’s not something I say often.”

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Nintendo x Vans Collection Launching This Week

Vans’ 8-bit inspired Nintendo collection will be available in the United States on June 3, and at international retailers “throughout the month.”

And it’s not only Nintendo shoes—Vans is releasing clothes, bags, backpacks, socks, and hats, too. For footwear, the Vans x Nintendo line is offering plenty of different options in a variety of styles. Its original lace-up low-tops feature two Super Mario Bros.–inspired prints, a Duck Hunt colorway, and a Donkey Kong option.

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Someone’s Made ‘Tinder for League of Legends Players’

Do you feel compelled to sub-divide humans in new and unintentionally euphemistic categories like “Top” or “Jungle”? Have you ever thought about specifically dating someone who plays a multi-billion dollar-grossing MOBA? Do you just want to find a teammate who won’t type exotic swear words at you from across the globe? There is now a salve for all of these chafing needs.

Unite LoL is a new, free and (currently) iOS-only app described by its creators as “Tinder for League”. Primarily sorting other registered players by location – ostensibly to help you find players in the same time zone – Unite will also let you search based on Summoner name, rank, preferred role types and more.

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Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir Review

It’s not easy to capture lightning in a bottle once, let alone twice. Yet developer Vanillaware has managed to do exactly that. Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is an absolutely amazing remake of their 2007 sidescrolling action RPG that recreates and enhances everything I adored about the original, while strengthening and expanding its combat and role-playing to create one of the best gameplay experiences I’ve had in a long time.

There’s a lot in Leifthrashir to celebrate, but at the very top of my long list is its super smooth 60-frames-per-second framerate. Leifthrasir runs like a dream, even when the screen is filled with angry fairy soldiers and fiery lizards. (The Vita version looks nearly as good and runs equally well.) It’s a massive improvement over the chuggy PlayStation 2 original, which screeched to a halt whenever multiple battle animations occurred. This near-perfect framerate also helps accentuate the already excellent mix of weapon attacks, special skills, and alchemic potions that work in tandem to absolutely wreck enemies on the battlefield.

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