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Electronic Arts has released a patch for The Sims 4, released today on PC and Mac, that promises to fix a range of bugs and other various--and strange--issues.

One issue cleared up through the patch is a bug that makes the game hang up after you've gone on a date with the Grim Reaper. "The Reaper still loves ya baby, he is just too busy to go on a date with every lovelorn Sim that vies for his attention," EA writes.

Another Sims 4 bug that the patch aims to fix is for an issue where "babies were incorrectly hibernating within household inventories."

You can see the full day-one patch notes for The Sims 4 below. The game launched today, and you can expect our review later this week.

Severe Issues / Crashes:

  • Fixed a crash in Build Mode by preventing the game from thinking fences were rooms.
  • Fixed a crash in Create A Sim that could occur after the you lock and unlock your computer.

Bug Fixes / Issues:

  • Fixed an issue with "Shine on Men’s Suit," "Glitter and Abs," “Big Hat of Shame," "Star-Spangled Glasses," and the "Tiki Bar," not remembering their unlocked state upon reload.
  • Fixed several issues with Sims attempting to go on dates with the Reaper, resulting in non-responsive game states.The Reaper still loves ya baby, he is just too busy to go on a date with every lovelorn Sim that vies for his attention.
  • Fixed several issues where babies were incorrectly hibernating within household inventories resulting in several issues:
    • You can now exit Build Mode when not on your home lot if a baby was incorrectly left in the home lot inventory.
    • Game no longer hangs if you attempt to split a household with a baby on the lot and in the household inventory.
    • Splitting and merging households no longer results in unplayable households due to babies being left in household inventories.
    • Babies are no longer left locked in the household inventory if all the other Sims in the household die.
    • Babies no longer multiply if left in the Household Inventory while editing the lot via Manage Worlds.
  • Fixed an issue where Gallery households that have been merged with another household were preventing Live Mode from loading.
  • Adding a new Sim to a played household via Create A Sim by going from Manage Worlds will now allow you to modify their face and body.
  • Lots with scaled objects (via the shift + [,] cheat) that are shared to the Gallery will now remember their enlarged state for others to enjoy.

Gallery Issues:

  • Fixed an issue where the game would become non-responsive when attempting to save a lot to the your library

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch

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Speculation regarding a PlayStation 4 edition of Beyond: Two Souls has surfaced again, this time via a purported list of Trophies that can be awarded by playing the game.

Though Sony has neither confirmed nor denied it is planning to publish a next-gen edition of Quantic Dream's interactive drama, speculation has circulated since July when two retailers listed a PS4 remastered version of the 2013 title.

Now, the Trophy tracking games site Exophase has published what it claims to be awards for the PS4 edition.

Sony said it "does not comment on rumour or speculation" when contacted by Gamespot.

If the rumors are accurate, Beyond: Two Souls would be the second Sony-published PS3 game rebuilt for next-gen, following the recent release of Naughty Dog's The Last of Us Remastered.

Some third-party publishers have also released remastered PS3 games on next-gen systems, such as Square Enix, which in February shipped Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition on both PS4 and Xbox One.

The Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC versions of GTA V could be released in mid-November, if details provided by a games distributor are proven accurate.

Gem--a major games distributor in the UK that provides retailers with new stock--wrote on its website that the GTA V PS4 release date will fall on November 14, which falls on a Friday (traditionally the day for all game releases in the UK).

Along with this, games news site VG247 claims to have heard from internal sources that the title will ship in November.

Details are not yet official, but the latest rumors come after the online retailer Littlewoods listed Rockstar’s crime-opus with a November 14 release date.

Since its discovery, Gem's listing has been updated back to a TBC release date.

Rockstar has not commented on the specific release date, aside from assuring the next-gen crime opus is on track for a "fall 2014" release.

Titanfall's sixth major update, which introduces a Titan-free Skirmish mode, is due to go live on Wednesday.

Updates to both the Xbox One and PC editions of the game will unlock the 8v8 mode, which removes both AI bots and Titans to create a more traditional first-person shooter mode.

Developer Respawn Entertainment announced the update on the game's official home page, where it also announced that Marked For Death is now a permanent game mode.

Marked For Death nominates one player as a high-value target for everyone else to eliminate, and has proven to be popular within the Titanfall community.

"When we first introduced Marked For Death, we were planning to rotate it out for another mode after a couple of weeks, but the enduring popularity of the mode convinced us to bring it on full-time," Respawn wrote.

Numerous other improvements, additions and tweaks are detailed on the Titanfall update notes found here. They include colorblind support, as well as the option to buy Burn Cards from the Black Market.

Hundreds of developers spanning the US and Europe have endorsed an open letter asking the games community to curb hate-speech and online abuse across social media sites like Twitter and Reddit.

The letter, written by the independent games designer Andreas Zecher, has been signed by hundreds of developers, AAA studios, and indies, including Rockstar North, Naughty Dog, Bungie, 343 Industries, Blizzard Entertainment, and Epic Games.

Support for Zecher's letter comes in the wake of a spate of personal attacks on games industry figures across social media. For instance, last week the games essayist Anita Sarkeesian was forced to vacate her home after receiving increasingly severe anonymous threats on Twitter.

Those who have backed the letter have done so independently, and not necessarily as representatives for the companies they work for.

“We believe that everyone, no matter what gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or religion has the right to play games, criticize games and make games without getting harassed or threatened,” reads Zecher's letter.

“It is the diversity of our community that allows games to flourish. If you see threats of violence or harm in comments on Steam, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook or Reddit, please take a minute to report them on the respective sites.

“If you see hateful, harassing speech, take a public stand against it and make the gaming community a more enjoyable space to be in.”

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The father of Street Fighter Yoshinori Ono has revealed that developer Dimps is working on a new project with Capcom.

Earlier today, Ono tweeted that Capcom were recruiting new staff to work with Dimps studio for a "new FG." Dimps co-developed Street Fighter IV with Capcom, and was responsible for programming and balancing the game. The studio is no stranger to working on fighting games, having developed Street Fighter X Tekken and the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai series, among others.

Street Fighter V was teased by Ono during E3 this year, who tweeted that the game was still in its "early planning stages" and that more details would be shared "at a later date." The game has not yet been officially announced, although Capcom producer Tomoaki Ayano has said that the game might not be released until 2018.

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Uncensored version of Left 4 Dead 2.

UPDATE: A Valve representative has issued the following statement to Kotaku Australia:

“We are delighted that the full version of Left 4 Dead 2 will be available to fans age 18+ in Australia,” Doug Lombardi said. “We are making plans to deliver that version to those who have already purchased the game. We will announce more details on that soon.”

The original story follows below.

The PC version of Valve's co-operative first-person shooter Left 4 Dead 2 has been reclassified in Australia, earning an R18+ rating, the highest possible classification rating for a video game in Australia.

As reported by the Kotaku Australia, the Australian Classification Board has stamped the game with an R18+ rating, which includes warnings for high impact violence, strong impact themes, and mild impact language. According to the site, Valve itself resubmitted the game for classification.

Left 4 Dead 2 was initially refused classification in Australia when it was first submitted in 2009, which made it illegal to sell, rent, or promote the title in the country. Valve appealed the decision before resubmitting both the uncensored and modified versions of the game for classification. The Australian-specific version of the game eventually earned an MA15+ rating, the highest possible classification rating for a video game available at the time. This version of the game removed decapitation, limb dismemberment, and fallen bodies faded away, which removed the option for players to cause post-mortem damage.

The refusal largely focused on the Board's interpretation of violence in Left 4 Dead 2, finding that "the game contains realistic, frenetic and unrelenting violence which is inflicted upon 'the Infected' who are living humans infected with a rabies-like virus that causes them to act violently."

The ruling went on to say, "However, it is the use of the 'melee' weapons such as the crowbar, axe, chainsaw and Samurai sword which inflict the most damage. These close in attacks cause copious amounts of blood spray and splatter, decapitations and limb dismemberment as well as locational damage where contact is made to the enemy which may reveal skeletal bits and gore."

Now that the game has been reclassified with an R18+ rating, it can be expected that these features will be implemented back into the Australian version of the game.

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Get all the info on the New Nintendo 3DS models, and Sony reveals PS4 themes and release dates for games like Persona and Dragon Quest Heroes!
Dragon Age: Inquisition multiplayer has Aaron Sampson looking back on lessons learned from Mass Effect 3.
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Bloodborne, the action-RPG in development at Dark Souls studio From Software, will release across Japan on February 5.

The release date, announced during a Sony press conference in Japan on Monday, suggests that the PlayStation 4 game could ship at a similar time across the US and UK.

However, Sony has yet to announce a Bloodborne release date outside of Japan, and it’s unclear whether work on localizing the game will impact its western launch date.

Bloodborne was first announced in June at E3 after being leaked under the name Project Beast. The dark and gothic action game, which bears a resemblance to From Software’s critically acclaimed Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls series, is currently a PlayStation 4 exclusive.

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Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference saw Resident Evil Revelations 2 being confirmed by Capcom, a February 5 release date announced for Bloodborne, and news that Persona 5 will also be coming to PS4 in 2015.

Persona 5, the next edition in Atlus' cult RPG series, is being developed for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.

Now due to ship next year, Persona 5 was initially conceived as a PS3 game and was targeted for release by the end of 2014. However, developers at the Tokyo-based Atlus are working on a separate PS4 version, which could be responsible for the project's delay.

The Persona series has become a key asset for Sony since the mid-nineties, with Atlus developing numerous editions on PS1, PS2, PS3 and handhelds. Though many Persona games are critically acclaimed, the PS2 title Persona 4 is widely considered as the flagship edition in the series, and was expanded with various spin-offs such as Persona 4 Arena and a PS Vita edition.

It's not clear whether Persona 5 will ship on Xbox One or Xbox 360. Gamespot has contacted Atlus for clarification.

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Theme support is coming to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in the upcoming 2.0 and 3.30 firmware updates, Sony announced at its pre-TGS PlayStation press conference in Japan today.

The long awaited feature was demoed during the conference with a theme featuring classic PlayStation mascots, including Toro the PlayStation cat.

While Sony didn't detail exactly how much customisation would be available to PS4 and Vita owners via themes, PlayStation EU community manager Chris Owen later confirmed via Twitter that PS4 themes would be distributed via the PlayStation Store.

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Things aren't looking so good for Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield in the first trailer for the remastered Resident Evil.

PlayStation Plus subscribers in Japan will be granted free access to some 250 PSP games for the PS Vita handheld, Sony has announced.

The offer, which runs from September 17 until the end of the year, gives PS Plus subscribers unlimited access to an extensive library of digital PSP games such as Gran Turismo and LocoRoco.

Currently, the PS Vita can access an entire library of PSP games within the PS Store, each of which can be downloaded at a cost. The new PS Plus offer means that many of these games can be downloaded for free, and kept for as long as the PS Plus subscription lasts.

Sony announced the new offer during its pre-TGS press conference on Monday, where it also revealed that developer Atlus is developing Persona 5 for PS4.

It is unclear whether the free PSP games offer will be extended to the US or Europe. Gamespot has contacted Sony for clarification.

Also unclear is which games will be offered for free. The Japanese PSP catalogue on the PS Store consists of more than 370 games, meaning that about two thirds will be available.