Game Rant Open Discussion: May 6, 2016

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In this week’s Game Rant Open Discussion, we’re discussing Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Fallout 4’s new DLC, Uncharted 4’s awesomeness, and more. Come join the conversation!

May has kicked off to a hectic start with several new game announcements, downloadable content news, and the long-awaited release of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. This week’s edition of the Game Rant Open Discussion has topics aplenty, and the gaming industry is showing no signs of slowing down for the rest of the month, either.

From Star Wars to Call of Duty all the way to the ever-consistent The Division, the last seven days were truly bursting at the seams with newsworthy items. We’ve compiled a list of some of the largest news items from the past week, and we encourage our readers to take a gander at them below. Beneath the article itself is the comments section, where we invite our readers to discuss whatever happens to be on their mind, whether it’s related to the week’s gaming news or not.

Here’s some of the week’s most hot-ticket items, compiled for your pleasure:

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Announced; Includes Modern Warfare Remastered

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Infinity Ward announced Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare this week, an action-packed title which is poised to take players to space. Simultaneously, Activision also confirmed that the much-rumored Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered would only be available bundled with Infinite Warfare, allowing nostalgic gamers to play one of the best titles from the entire franchise with updated graphics.

The reaction to the futuristic shooter wasn’t completely positive, which prompted Activision to craft a response for the split fanbase. While many were excited to take the action to space and other planets, others wanted a step back from the series progressively becoming more futuristic, requesting that it’s time for a boots-on-the-ground World War 2 revival.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare launches on November 4 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Ubisoft Massive Giving PvE Gameplay In The Division An Update

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Ubisoft Massive wants the player versus environment portion of The Division to get its groove back, so that gamers aren’t solely relying on the Dark Zones to keep themselves entertained. Once gamers finish the storyline content for The Division, there isn’t much else to do in any of the PvE New York Streets, leaving many gamers running through with their woes. Hopefully, more content will come to put a much-needed fresh coat of paint on Mid-Manhattan.

The news came straight from the mouth of community developer Hamish Bode, who was also the one to reveal that the studio would be cracking down on cheaters. The game has been bogged down by a consistent influx of hackers, glitches, and bugs ever since the game launched two months ago, leading some to believe that the moves of goodwill are both too little and too late for the developer.

Do you think The Division has late-game potential in its content outside of the Dark Zone, Ranters?

The Titanfall Developers Are Making A Star Wars Game

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This past week happened to go over May The Fourth, a time when consumers everywhere expect announcements from every possible source related to Star Wars. Respawn Entertainment was happy to fill that void for the gaming collective this week, with the timely announcement that the studio is working on an official Star Wars title.

It was known for several months that Respawn Entertainment was working on a third-person action adventure game, but few would have expected such a large tie-in. As one probably guessed, Respawn Entertainment has been tight-lipped about any other aspect of the game, and merely wanted to join in on the excitement that every May 4th brings to Star Wars fans. We wish the studio the best of luck, as nobody wants to see another Star Wars 1313 kind of situation unfold.

We’ll keep you posted as more news about the upcoming Star Wars title forces its way out.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Review: The Best Game Of This Generation

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Those are bold words, and we don’t take them lightly. Game Rant’s own Anthony Taormina walked away from Uncharted 4 with a feeling of immense satisfaction, thanks to the game’s engaging storyline, refined gameplay, and pure technical proficiency. We weren’t the only press outlet to hand out a rare perfect score, and it looks like fans of Nathan Drake are in for a wonderful ride when the game releases next Tuesday.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will bring closure to Naughty Dog’s popular franchise, which made its debut back in 2007 for the PlayStation 3. After four main titles and a few side adventures on the PS Vita, the story of Nathan Drake has entertained the masses for almost ten years, and series veterans Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley are now poised to turn their focus on The Last Of Us 2 once their work on downloadable content for Uncharted 4 is complete.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will release on May 10, exclusively for the PlayStation 4.

Bethesda’s Biggest DLC Ever Gets A Landing Date


Fans waiting for what is poised to be Bethesda’s most ambitious downloadable content offering yet now have a specific date to tick off on their calendars: Bethesda has confirmed that the new coastal content will be releasing on Thursday, May 19th simultaneously across all platforms. The studio commemorated the announcement by bringing out a brand new story trailer for the upcoming content, which shows why Detective Nick Valentine needs the Sole Survivor’s help off the coast of Maine.

Those playing from consoles can also take solace in the fact that modifications will soon become available, allowing console gamers access to plenty of new content created by other fans of Fallout 4. With Survival Mode now in full effect, the month of May looks like it will be the busiest Fallout 4-related month on consoles since the game came out back in November.

The Far Harbor DLC for Fallout 4 will make landfall for Xbox One, PS4, and PC on Thursday, May 19th.

Join The Conversation

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Whether its the latest Crash Bandicoot cameo or the fact that someone spent the last three years collecting every single shiny Pokemon, we’d love to hear what’s on your mind. We invite our readers to join us in the comments section below, where readers are free to talk about whatever is on their mind – even if it isn’t strictly game related.

As always, please refrain from discussing any inappropriate topics or posting any inappropriate photos, as we’d like to keep the conversation civil – and speaking of civil, has anyone seen Captain America: Civil War yet? If so, you know where to talk about it – but keep it spoiler-free!

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