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Gearbox Software Possibly Revealing Borderlands 3 At PAX East 2019

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Gearbox Software is hyping up their panel at PAX East 2019 and it is rumored that the presentation will include the revealing of Borderlands 3.

Gearbox has been painfully slow with the real follow up to Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel which was mildly received and seemed more like a DLC than an actual entry into the franchise, especially because it was handled by the now-defunct 2K Australia, which didn’t really capture the Borderlands feel.

Borderlands 2 was wildly successful, and easily the most successful title ever from Gearbox, yet since it dropped in 2012, Gearbox has opted to focus on other titles, mainly major flops like Battleborn, and Aliens: Colonial Marines, instead of meeting public demand for a full-fledged addition to the Borderlands franchise.

Now, it appears PAX East may give fans what they are looking for, finally, and the game is likely to arrive in late 2019 if it is announced.

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FTC Cracking Down on Streamers

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The Federal Trade Commission is looking into streamers who may have violated their rules and regulations and could be facing action for non-compliance, according to Gamactica.

The FTC is specifically looking at streamers who have not handled advertisements and sponsorships properly, and according to the report, a crackdown could be on the horizon.

“There are a lot of legal issues with celebrity streamers” attorney Stephen McArthur said. “These streamers NEED to make advertisement disclosures via the FTC guidelines. They should always use #ad hashtags. But they often fail. For example, Nina was paid $1 million to stream Apex for one evening and never disclosed it pursuant to the FTC endorsement guidelines. The FTC has their eyes on streamers are will start cracking down harshly soon.”

With the amount of cash flowing in the rising streaming industry, the FTC is now taking notice and, soon, necessary action.

“Video game streamers are absolutely on the FTC’s radar right now. If a streamer is paid to play, then they must disclose that with an #ad or #sponsored hashtag in a conspicuous place during the stream. Sponsorships is interpreted broadly by the FTC. If you received a free Steam key to play a game for free, then that required the #ad hashtag.”

Let’s face it, there is a boatload of money up for grabs in the industry and mainstream streamer such as Ninja are raking in millions for their streaming efforts.

Now, the onus is on streamers to get their act together to protect their brand and comply with FTC rules and regulations.

“Compliance is easy. Get in the habit of using the “#ad” hashtag on photographs, streams. Tweets, etc. This is effective to avoid FTC liability, McArthur advises.

“If you’re ever not sure whether or not you should disclose something, the streamer should ask herself “Would the viewer want to know this?” If the answer is “yes”, then they should disclose it pursuant to FTC rules.”

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Overwatch Workshop Now Available

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Following a month or so of testing, the Overwatch Workshop is now available and live for all players.

The new Workshop will allow players to create entirely new game modes, modify behaviour of heroes or weapons, change the camera perspective, along with the ability to make subtle balance changes, and more complex, script-based tweaks as well.

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The Division 2 Dark Hours Raid Difficulty Will Not Be Adjusted

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For now, the difficulty of the Division 2 Dark Hours raid will not be adjusted by developer Massive.

The Division 2’s first raid, Dark Hours,recently launched with a lot of controversy due to the immense difficulty. 

“We’ve heard rumours about us changing the raid difficulty… there are currently no plans to change that,” community developer Chris Gansler said during this week’s State of the Game developer stream . “We know the raid is harder on consoles, but we are happy with where we’re at.”

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