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Path of Exile mocks Blizzard and Diablo during mobile announcement

Published: 16/Nov/2019 20:16 Updated: 16/Nov/2019 20:17

by Bill Cooney

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Developers of Path of Exile took a dig at Blizzard’s botched Diablo Immortal announcement from 2018 when announcing their own mobile version at ExileCon.

The Diablo Immortal announcement will probably be remembered forever for giving fans something almost no one in attendance at BlizzCon 2018 actually wanted.

The announcement and the infamous “don’t you guys have phones?” line seemed to be everywhere after it all went down, and there’s been so sign of Diablo Immortal either, despite a supposed 2019 release date.

At ExileCon 2019 on November 15, Path of Exile developers joked that the controversy surrounding Blizzard’s announcement caused them to delay a mobile announcement from 2018.

 

PoE takes another shot at Diablo

Grinding Gear CEO Chris Wilson announced a mobile version of Grinding Gear’s RPG dungeon crawler on November 15.

“So needless to say, about a year ago it became real difficult to announce that,” Wilson joked on stage to laughs from the crowd of fans.

The CEO said developers thought fans would be more receptive to a mobile version if they announced a sequel, Path of Exile 2, first.

It seemed to go over much better than the Diablo Immortal announcement did, but Wilson also said the game is currently “experimental,” and development will continue based on fan feedback.

Grinding Gears has said they want to stay away from current trends in F2P (free-to-play) mobile gaming like microtransactions, and the like, while bringing a true version of Path of Exile to mobile.

 

Path of Exile surprises players with new campaign

Other big news out of ExileCon in 2019 was the announcement of Path of Exile 2 – a new campaign with new classes, challenges, and features for players to dive into.

Armor, weapons, character models and animation have also been completely redone, but all previous microtransaction purchases will still carry over from PoE 1.

There’s no release date for PoE 2 yet, but Grinding Gear did say they don’t intend to start a beta until very late in 2020. In the meantime, they will continue to release regular expansions every six months.

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GTA Online Black Friday update: Huge sales, Open Wheel bonuses, more

Published: 27/Nov/2020 12:36

by Connor Bennett

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Rockstar Games have got a Grand Theft Auto Online update that plays into Black Friday with a whole host of sales for vehicles, businesses, and buildings. 

GTA Online’s weekly updates are always something to look forward to for fans, as Rockstar Games rolls out some bonuses so that players can build up their Maze Bank accounts. 

The bonuses, both for cash and RP, are the big attention grabbers from the updates, but the sales that Rockstar also drops are nothing to be ignored either. You can save quite a lot on a car that you want or a business you want to own. 

With Black Friday getting underway in the real world – marking a few days of sales – Rockstar have also joined in the fun with some pretty interesting discounts as well. 

Open Wheel races bonuses – 2x Cash & RP

As already noted, the bonuses are the biggest part of the weekly updates, so we’ll start there. This week, starting November 26, is all about Open Wheel Races for double rewards while King of the Hill pays out triple. 

The bonuses for Open Wheel races are not limited to one or two select tracks, but you will have to jump into a Rockstar Created race to earn the bonus. The best way to check this is to simply join a race from the pink F1 car icons that are dotted around the map.

If a lobby then decides to vote for a non-Rockstar Created race, simply back out and find a different lobby. You’ll have up to December 9th to earn the bonus rewards. 

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GTA Online’s F1 races can be quite difficult for new starters.

GTA Online Black Friday discounts

In terms of the Black Friday sale, some of GTA Online’s most expensive vehicles are on sale. So, if you’ve ever had your eye on the gold Luxor Deluxe, it’s 70% off starting November 27. 

Additionally, the Terrorbyte, Terrorbyte modifications, and RM-10 Bombushka are also 70%, so you can make your mark on Los Santos with this sale. 

  • Declasse Scramjet – 60% off
  • Imponte Ruiner 2000 – 60% off
  • Ocelot Stromberg – 60% off
  • Principe Deveste Eight – 60% off
  • Nagasaki Shotaro – 70% off
  • Terrorbyte – 70% off
  • Terrorbyte Upgrades & Modifications – 70% off
  • Pegassi Oppressor – 50% off
  • Pegassi Oppressor Mk II – 50% off
  • RM-10 Bombushka – 70% off
  • B-11 Strikeforce – 70% off
  • Buckingham Luxor – 70% off
  • Buckingham Luxor Deluxe – 70% off
  • Buckingham Swift (including Swift with Flying Bravo) – 70% off
Luxor Deluxe jet from GTA Online
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Extravagant vehicles like the Luxor Deluxe are on huge discounts this week.

GTA Online discounts – November 26 update

In addition to the major Black Friday sale, there are plenty of other things on sale too – including the Ocelot R88 Open Wheel racecar.

On top of that, garages and Large Special Cargo Warehouses are 40% and 30% off respectively. Plus, there are discounts on other vehicles and Nightclubs too. 

  • Ocelot R88  – 30% off
  • Annis RE-7B  – 40% off
  • Large Special Cargo Warehouse  – 30% off
  • Garages  – 40% off
  • Dinka Vindicator – 30% off
  • Western Rampant Rocket – 30% off
  • Shitzu Hakuchou Drag– 30% off
  • Nightclubs – 40% off
  • Nightclub Upgrades & Modifications – 30% off

If you haven’t got the cash to splash out on the Ocelot R88, the other Open Wheel vehicle – the Benefactor BR8 – is on the Diamond Casino podium.

So, head on in, take a spin, and see if you can get your hands on a free Formula 1 car.