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Saturday, Jan 30, 2016

Star Citizen Becomes Two Games Next Month

Part of the Roberts Space Industries Roundup we mentioned last night includes word that as of February 14th, Squadron 42 and Star Citizen will become two separate packages (thanks Cutter). At that time Squadron 42 will become a standalone game or an optional add on for Star Citizen, a plan that's apparently old news to backers of the space combat game(s). Here's word:
At the December livestream, we announced that Squadron 42 and Star Citizen will be split into two separate packages in the near future. To update on this: the split will occur on February 14th. Squadron 42 will be available as either a stand alone game or an optional addon for Star Citizen rather than be included by default. If you want to lock in both games for the lowest possible price, consider pledging before this deadline. You can learn more about Squadron 42, our thrilling single-player adventure, here.

Metal Gear Online DLC Plans

A tweet from Metal Gear Online teases plans for DLC for the online stealth game. This includes images saying this will come in March and showing off a couple of new environments: the Rust Palace, Azure Mountain, as well as Quiet, a "new unique character." They are promising more details will come about this on Monday, saying: "The new DLC is arriving March 2016, we'll have more details on Monday including a recap of the new DLC info and more." Thanks GameInformer.

Street Fighter V Modes Revealed; Final Beta Underway

CapCom Unity announces the final beta test is underway for Street Fighter V, saying this will run through tomorrow evening. They explain what has changed since the previous beta session, including balance changes. The website also has a new trailer showing off game modes for the brawler sequel, saying this was just revealed on stage at the Taipei Game Show. These are the modes that will be included upon launch, though they also stress post-release support plans, saying: "Remember, we’ll have tons of free content updates for the game post-launch as well, including the awesome looking Cinematic Story Expansion that we just revealed on Monday!" On display are the Tutorial, Character Story Mode, Survival Mode, Training Mode, Network Battle Mode (both ranked and casual), and the Capcom Fighters Network. Continue here to read the full story.

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Why do modern keyboards still have a Scroll Lock? And if you can manage an answer to that, I think I can still win by following up by asking if that's so important that we actually need a light to remind us which way this is toggled? It's like vestigial hardware.

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