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Final Fantasy XV, Shadow of the Tomb Raider Crossover Announced

During a panel at PAX East today, Square Enix announced that a collaboration between Final Fantasy XV and Shadow of the Tomb Raider is on the way. A single image shown at the end of the panel teased the news, but no other information was revealed other than that it’s ...
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Xbox Ambassador Spotlight: Albert X and WhiteyBlack2

There is no doubt that residents of Puerto Rico are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, but two of our Xbox Ambassadors fought through the constraints and strived to continue to help Xbox gamers in any way they could. Learn about Albert X and WhiteyBlack2 as they share ...
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LawBreakers devs step away to tease Double Dudes

Boss Key Productions are stepping back from their gravity-bending FPS LawBreakers, at least for a while, because it simply didn’t make enough money to fund the post-launch support they’d planned. That’s not surprising to hear, given that last month the multiplayer game struggled to muster 25 players online at the ...
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This Week On Xbox: April 6, 2018

Here we go…the latest episode of This Week On Xbox. Remember, you can watch This Week on Xbox from the Community section of the Xbox One dashboard in Canada, the UK and the US or watch it on the Xbox YouTube channel (This Week on Xbox Playlist). Leave a comment below or hit me up on Twitter ...
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Players’ Choice: Vote for March 2018’s Best New Game

March was a good month for video games, huh? Ambitious co-op adventure A Way Out won many hearts and minds, freewheeling shooter Far Cry 5 somehow topped the madness of prior installments, baseball sim MLB The Show 18 continued to define the genre, and the long-awaited JRPG sequel Ni no ...
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Final Fantasy XV’s Multiplayer Mode Will Get Standalone Release

During a panel at PAX East today, Square Enix announced a new update coming to Final Fantasy XV’s Comrades multiplayer mode. Later this year, a new update will add raid bosses and battle challenges for players for the first time. This summer, Comrades will also be available standalone, so players ...
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Soren Johnson on challenging the norms of 4X games

“Sid [Meier] didn’t know he was inventing a genre back in ’91 – if he had he might have been a lot more careful. He was just making it up as he went along.” That’s how genres begin. By mistake. Somebody creates a set of rules and systems for the ...
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Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC review: An AMD-powered 1080p machine

Most gaming laptops are Intel this and Nvidia that these days, making the fully AMD-powered Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC something of a rarity. Indeed, while AMD’s Ryzen CPUs may be a familiar sight on desktop PCs, this is the first time their top-end Ryzen 7 1700 chip has been taken ...
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Overwatch: Flash Ops Comes to Microsoft Store!

Local gaming communities across North America are in for a special treat with the introduction today of Blizzard’s Overwatch: Flash Ops, a new series of in-person celebrations that brings together Overwatch fans of all ages, interests and skill levels. Microsoft Store will be hosting Overwatch: Flash Ops community nights every ...
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Video: Discussing the Possibility of Spyro Reignited Trilogy Coming to Switch

Sammy from Push Square provides expert insight ...
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Daily Deal – Disgaea 2 PC, 50% Off

Today's Deal: Save 50% on Disgaea 2 PC!*

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Share of the Week: Far Cry 5

Last week, we asked you to turn your lens to wilds of Hope County. While you built up the rebellion and fought Peggies in Far Cry 5, you shared your most memorable moments using #PS4share and #PSBlog. After looking through stunning landscapes and many, many solid pictures of Boomer (what ...
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Far Cry 5 Producer to Lead New Ubisoft Studio in Winnipeg

In addition to Ubisoft Odesa and Ubisoft Mumbai, Ubisoft has opened its third new studio in the past few weeks. The new studio, Ubisoft Winnipeg, will be headed up by Far Cry 5 producer Darryl Long. "There's a very specific and complementary mandate for the studio, which is that we want to ...
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Unknown Pleasures: A doughty dozen new Steam games

We’re back! Unknown Pleasures has been on unplanned hiatus as I have been grotesquely ill. The lack of communication or cover was entirely my fault, and I apologise for that unreservedly (and extend further thanks to the Hivemind for their extraordinary patience). I’m sorry. Wait, hang on, Adam’s leaving. I ...
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PUBG’s War Mode Will Be Made Into a Limited-Time Event

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' War Mode, currently limited to custom games and custom servers, will be made into one of the game's new limited-time event modes at some point in the future. Limited-time event mode was announced last month and PUBG's community coordinator Dan "RoboDanjal" announced that while war mode is in the "very ...
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Fortnite Mobile Has Made $15 Million in Its First Month on the App Store

Fortnite launched on iOS last month as an invite-only event, and after opening up to everyone on the platform this week, it's reported that the free-to-play mobile title has made over $15 million in less than a month. According to market researcher Sensor Tower, since the monetisation of the title on ...
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WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair and NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon Join Xbox Live Sessions on April 8 to Play WWE 2K18

Calling all wrestling and WWE fans! This weekend is WrestleMania 34, and Xbox is thrilled to join the excitement by having WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair and current NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon join Xbox Live Sessions to play WWE 2K18 prior to the big event in New Orleans ...
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Rust adds boats, improves forests, deploys choppers

Sandbox murderthon Rust has added driveable motorboats in its latest update, elevating it to the highest class of game: one where you and your pals can pootle around a giant world singing songs until hubris causes a crash. The update’s also good news for landlubbers who’d prefer to lead a ...
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Feature: Barking Up The First Tree With Indie Developer David Wehle

"I wanted to tell a personal story that was juxtaposed with the epic" ...
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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds creators sue mobile games for copyright infringement and frying pan use

The makers of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds are suing a mobile game developer for copyright infringement, targeting two games with a plane load of similarities. Rules of Survival and Knives Out were both released in November last year by Chinese developer NetEase and contain features that the Plunkbatters claim “constitute copyrightable subject ...
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Daily Deal – Tricky Towers, 60% Off

Today's Deal: Save 60% on Tricky Towers!*

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The Flare Path: Tank Clashes and Manx Dashes

How annoying. As Wikipedia is adamant Field Marshal Wavell didn’t dote on a Manx cat called Matilda during his time in North Africa, and the 1947 TT sidecar race wasn’t won by Rommel’s twin sons riding a stripped-down, souped-up BMW R75, it looks like I’m going to have to introduce this ...
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Hearthstone enters The Witchwood next week

If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise: daffodils should still be flowering. Highly recommended. But if you want to go down to The Witchwood, you’ll need to wait until Thursday, because Blizzard have announced that’s when they’ll launch that new Hearthstone expansion. Venturing ...
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PUBG Corp Is Suing ‘Clone’ Game Developers

PUBG Corp, the owner and developer of the massively popular online shooter PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, has launched a lawsuit against Chinese publisher NetEase, which it claims has infringed copyright by producing two games for mobile devices that bear a striking similarity to PUBG. As reported over on Ars Technica, the suit ...
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This tiny man in Minit is my fave character of 2018 so far

Minit gives you sixty seconds to achieve great things. As soon as you wake, in whichever place you’re currently calling home, a timer begins to countdown and when a minute has expired, you die and restart. In that time, you might find a useful item, which will be close at ...
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DayZ Is Relaunching on PC With a New Engine This Month

DayZ is getting a reboot of sorts on PC with the relaunch of the title using a new engine before the end of the month. "We're releasing DayZ on a new engine in a couple of weeks on PC, and it's gonna be coming to Game Preview on Xbox this ...
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WD’s Black 3D NVMe SSD is about to give Samsung’s 960 Evo a run for its money

Western Digital have a new NVMe SSD on the block. Dubbed the WD Black 3D NVMe SSD, this super-fast storage stick finally brings some much needed competition to Samsung’s 960 Evo and 960 Pro, as it will be going on sale later this month with prices starting from just $120 ...
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Dead Ahead: Zombie Warfare Is Now Available For Xbox One

Content: Dead Ahead: Zombie Warfare
Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Game Description: Resist against the undead in this new tactical survival sequel of Dead Ahead! Slaughter the undead invasion in one of the funnest survival games of the year! Kill raid after raid of zombies, collect supplies, ...
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Enigmatis 3: The Shadow Of Karkhala Is Now Available For Xbox One

Content: Enigmatis 3: The Shadow Of Karkhala
Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Game Description: A year has passed since the events of Maple Creek. But for the past few months, our detective has been hot on the trail of the demonic preacher she fought one year ago ...
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PlayStation Blogcast 287: Gone in 60 Seconds

Email us at blogcast@sony.com! Subscribe via iTunes, Spotify, Google or RSS, or download here Welcome back! On today’s episode we discuss games with unusual mechanics, like the recently released Minit that you play one minute at a time. What are your favorite, atypical games? Enjoy the show! Stuff We Talked ...
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Fortnite Week 7 Challenges Guide: Gnomes, Treasure Map, & More

See where to find the gnomes, the secret treasure, and all the chests you need in the week's Battle Royale challenges ...
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Now Available on Steam – Crisis on the Planet of the Apes, 33% off!

Crisis on the Planet of the Apes is Now Available on Steam and is 33% off!*

5 years since its outbreak, the Simian Flu has wiped out half of humanity. You are an ape with advanced intelligence, captured and held prisoner in a remote scientific facility. Climb, jump and shoot through ...
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Why Spyro the Dragon’s Return Is a Big Deal

The Spyro Reignited Trilogy from Skylanders developer Toys for Bob is bringing Spyro’s first three original PlayStation adventures into glorious HD with remastered sound, visuals, and modernized gameplay. And Spyro’s return is clearly a big deal for long-time fans of the purple dragon, two decades after his debut. If you’re ...
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2nd Annual LGBTQIA in Gaming Reception at GDC Celebrates Industry Professionals

Team Xbox was proud to host the 2nd annual LGBTQIA in Gaming reception during GDC 2018. This year we hosted over 200 industry professionals and the event continues to be a place where this vibrant community can come together, network, hear from their peers and celebrate their accomplishments. Held at ...
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Vermintide 2’s latest patch buffs everything & everyone

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 was perhaps too hard a game at launch. While certainly thrilling to behold, the number of new parties crushed mercilessly by Bile Trolls was nigh-incomprehensible, and I’ve seen far too many missions go south in just a few seconds. Several patches to Fatshark’s co-op hack n’ slasher ...
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LawBreakers ‘Failed to Find’ Audience, Studio Is Working on New Project

LawBreakers' performance has failed to meet Boss Key's expectations, so the development team is shifting the game's model to free-to-play. In a recent statement, Boss Key Productions' development team confirmed the game "failed to find enough of an audience to generate the funds necessary to keep it sustained in the ...
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Deckard Cain slowly shuffles into Heroes of The Storm

If this had been announced just a few days earlier, I’d have assumed it was an April Fools gag, but Blizzard are (mostly) deadly serious here: Diablo’s crumbly old sage Deckard Cain is the latest addition to their fast and accessible MOBA Heroes of The Storm, and he’s quite unlike ...
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League of Legends Dev Says New Character Was ‘Unnecessarily Sexualized’

In a Q&A posted today, League of Legends developer Riot Games admitted that it unintentionally made its newest champion, Kai’Sa, look “unnecessarily sexualized.” Riot had previously committed to not adding any more “hyper sexualized” champions to League of Legends, so some players cried foul when they saw the deep V-neckline ...
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Steel Rats pits biker gangs against the robopocalypse

Interesting post-apocalyptic bike combat/platforming game Steel Rats was first announced in October of last year (accompanied by an oddly cut CGI trailer) – we’ve got the first official gameplay footage within, showing off just how much you can do on two wheels. A lot, I’d imagine, when one of them transforms ...
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13 Other Spider-Man PS4 Costumes We Want

Insomniac’s Spider-Man for PS4 will be hitting on September 7, and when it does, it will include numerous different suits that players can switch into. Naturally, our minds immediately started buzzing with all of the possibilities from the comics, so we’ve come up with a list of our dream picks ...
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New Preview Alpha, Beta, Delta & Omega 1804 System Update – 4/5/18

Starting at 6 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Update all our Preview Rings (Alpha, Beta, Delta and Omega) will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1804.180403-1920). Read on for more about fixes and known issues in the latest system update and to learn about ...
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PC Building Simulator is a good intro to PC building

PC Building Simulator should really be called IT Support Simulator. You spend a fair amount of time doing the former, but your main role in the game’s career mode is to deal with varying degrees of customer complaints as soon as they plop into your company inbox – which I’m ...
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Fortnite Vending Machine Locations and Map

See how Vending Machines work and how to find them in Battle Royale ...
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C64 Mini review: cute computing nostalgia with a catastrophic flaw

There are two things a miniaturised version of gaming-centric 80s home computer the Commodore 64 needs to do above all else: 1) have a working keyboard 2) have a really good joystick. Uh-oh. (more…) ...
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Dota 2 Update – April 5, 2018

Dota Plus:
* Adjusted the Hero Level XP and Shard reward curve to make earlier levels more easily attainable, with the total XP to reach Level 25 (and total Shards rewarded) remaining the same. Users' total earned XP for each hero thus far have been remapped to the new level and ...
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Weekend Deal – The Long Dark, 75% Off

Save 75% on The Long Dark as part of this week's Weekend Deal*!

The Long Dark is a thoughtful, exploration-survival experience that challenges solo players to think for themselves as they explore an expansive frozen wilderness in the aftermath of a geomagnetic disaster. There are no zombies -- only you, the ...
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Grab historical sandbox Crusader Kings II free today

It’s good to be king, and even better when you’re not paying a penny for it. Today, Paradox are giving away the base version of their enormously enduring historical simulation sandbox Crusader Kings II, completely free. Grab it on Steam here, and you get to keep it forever, no strings ...
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Game of the Year Watch 2018 Begins

Welcome back to Game Scoop!, IGN's weekly video game talk show. This week we're kicking off Game of the Year Watch 2018 with Monster Hunter World, Spider-Man, God of War, and more. Watch the video above or download the podcast below. Download Game Scoop! Episode 478 Or subscribe in iTunes ...
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Secret World Legends’ Dawn of the Morninglight expansion released

Nine months after its free-to-play reboot as Secret World Legends, Funcom’s globe-trotting MMO of modern myth and magic finally has a second new location to explore. For those who have finished the main story and are hungry for more, you’ve got a new assignment out in South Africa, and giant ...
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Divinity: Original Sin 2 is Coming Soon to Xbox One

Greetings from Larian Studios! In September 2017, we launched Divinity: Original Sin 2 on PC, hoping to push the boundaries of creative roleplaying into new, weird shapes. Since that launch, we’ve been swarmed with daily letters and messages from players asking us to bring the game to Xbox One. Those ...
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Daily Deal – Forts, 30% Off

Today's Deal: Save 30% on Forts!*

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Spyro Reignited Trilogy Is Now Available For Digital Pre-order And Pre-download On Xbox One

Content: Spyro Reignited Trilogy
Check pre-order price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until release date (09/20/2018 – 9:00 PM). The original roast master is back! Same sick burns, same smoldering attitude, now all scaled up in ...
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It’s Official: Spyro Reignited Trilogy Soars to PS4 September 21

Toys for Bob has long admired the original Spyro trilogy. Long before Skylanders, way back in 1998, the very first Spyro the Dragon was an inspiration to us. The level design, the controls, the art style, the humor, the music, the sense of discovery – it was groundbreaking in so ...
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Podcast: Good game, bad story

“I love to shoot the men!” you shout, as you pump 100 bullets into the prostrate torso of a dead soldier in Far Cry 5. “I’m so glad there are no cutscenes to– THWOCK. “Oh no.” And lo, the lord delivered unto ye a sermon of the highest tedium, and ...
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All of IGN’s Spyro Reignited Trilogy Coverage

Spyro the Dragon is officially returning this fall thanks to the Spyro Reiginited Trilogy collection, and IGN has your full breakdown of the first look at the game. Alongside the announcement of the trilogy, coming to both Xbox One and PS4 later this year, IGN spoke to Toys for Bob's ...
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Spyro Reignited Trilogy Collection Announced, Release Date Revealed

After months of rumors, and a week of teases, Spyro the Dragon is officially back, and he's returning in time for the purple dragon's 20th anniversary. Activision announced today the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, developed by Skylanders devs Toys for Bob. The trilogy will include Spyro's three original PS1 outings — ...
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Visit Xbox and Mixer at PAX East

Xbox and Mixer are heading to Boston for PAX East this week, running April 5-8, 2018. If you have a PAX East badge, you’ll get the opportunity to play new Xbox games for the first time, interact with streamers through Mixer, and meet some of your favorite developers. Not able ...
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World Of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth out August 14

The world of World Of Warcraft will resume its warring on August 14th with the launch of the Battle For Azeroth expansion, Blizzard announced today. As ever, it’ll explore new lands and raise the level cap, while also introducing new activities. This time it’s war, for really reals. The expansion ...
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Hands On: Cleaning Up The Streets With Raging Justice On Switch

Created by ex-Rare developer, MakinGames ...
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Fan-Favorite Character Blue Mary Joins the King of Fighters XIV Roster

Hey KOF XIV fans, We have some really big news for you today! As most of you may already know, we have a big Ver. 3.00 update releasing for KOF XIV in the coming days, which includes four new DLC characters. Today, I am pleased to announce that the final ...
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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Divinity: Original Sin 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in August 2018. Developer Larian Studios has announced a partnership with Bandai Namco, which will handle publishing duties for the console release. The previously PC-exclusive title will come to consoles with an updated user interface "tailored for console ...
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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds shotguns new event mode, quietly adds team deathmatch custom mode

A new event mode starts in Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds tonight, and it focuses on something close to my heart. For three days, the Tequila Sunrise squad mode will arm everyone with only shotguns and melee weapons for a showdown on Miramar starting with a smaller safe zone. I’m delighted. I’m a ...
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Firewatch Announced for Nintendo Switch

Acclaimed indie adventure, Firewatch is coming to Nintendo Switch this Spring. Announced by developer Campo Santo, the Switch port doesn't appear to include any extra features, but there's a very nice picture of it being played next to some hiking boots, so that's something. There's no more specific release date ...
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Overwatch’s next co-op event revisits history

The next cooperative PvE event mission for Overwatch will travel back in time to Venice and what I’m told is “a critical Blackwatch operation that ultimately led to the fall of Overwatch.” Arriving next Tuesday, April 10th, Retribution will see McCree, Moira, Reyes (pre-Reaperisation, as Soldier: 24), and Genji fighting ...
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Overwatch: Retribution PvE Event Officially Announced

Play as Blackwatch in a brand new Venice map, starting next week ...
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Impact Winter Is Now Available For Xbox One

Content: Impact Winter 
Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Game Description: You are Jacob Solomon: leader of a makeshift team trying to survive the aftermath of a devastating asteroid collision. The world you once knew is no more – buried deep beneath the constant snowfall. Your goal: keep ...
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Overwatch Comic Sets Up Newest PvE Mode

Update: Looks like our guess was right, as Blizzard has officially released a trailer for the new Retribution PvE mode. It will take place on a new map set in Venice and have Genji, Moira, McCree, and Reaper as playable characters. You can watch the full trailer here: Original Story: A ...
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Six Months Later, Raiders of the Broken Planet is a Very Different Game

Roughly six months ago, we shared with you our vision for Raiders of the Broken Planet: an adventure in shooter form. An independent game with triple-A production values that would be delivered episodically, with a significant part of the game — the Eternal Soldier campaignoffered for free. Today ...
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No Man’s Sky Gets a Second Chance on Xbox

DOWNLOAD UNLOCKED 340 (Audio version) Our Xbox crew discusses No Man's Sky's upcoming Xbox release and how it might be received. Plus: Shadow of War looks to rehabilitate its image, Red Faction returns, more original Xbox games are on the way to backwards compatibility, and more! Oh, and Unlocked now ...
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NVC LIVE Exclusively on IGN.com Thursday at 3 PM PT/6 PM ET!

Hey! Listen! NVC will be live streaming IGN's weekly Nintendo Podcast this Thursday exclusively on ign.com! Join Filip, Peer, Brian, and Zach this Thursday at 3:00 PM PT/6:00 PM ET as they discuss the latest Nintendo releases and chat with the community LIVE! Don’t worry, you can still catch the ...
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Microsoft Store Spring Sale Ending Soon

Our annual Microsoft Store Spring Sale is coming to a close April 9 so you only have a few more days to take advantage of savings up to 65% on a variety of digital games for Xbox One and Xbox 360. Don’t miss out on over 450 deals on popular ...
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Robocraft Infinity Is Now Available For Digital Pre-order And Pre-download On Xbox One

Content: Robocraft Infinity
Check pre-order price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until release date (04/10/2018 – 5:00 PM). Build, drive, fight! Create fully customisable robots block-by-block that can drive, hover, walk and fly in the multiplayer ...
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Spider-Man PS4 Gameplay, Story Details Revealed

Insomniac Games' Marvel's Spider-Man officially has a release date, and with that reveal has come plenty of new information on the webslinger's next adventure. Game Informer's cover story and supplementary interview with Creative Director Bryan Intihar dives deep into the opening of the game, while also offering plenty of new ...
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Ghost Recon Wildlands commits to a 2nd year of updates

Good, bad or otherwise, you can’t keep an online, service-focused Ubigame down. Following in the footsteps of the likes of Rainbow Six Siege and For Honor, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is the latest in the publisher’s stable of multiplayer games to be signed on for a second season’s worth of content updates. Much ...
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Watch Us Play Through the Original God of War – Live Now!

As part of my ongoing mission to revisit all the God of War games, I'm going to be streaming the first God of War live on twitch.tv/ign and youtube.com/ign. Come hang out with me as I go through the first two hours of the original game and talk about what made ...
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Rainbow Six Siege’s devs outline plans to curb toxicity

With great esports comes great bigotry. Not quite the snappiest of mottos, but relevant to Rainbow Six Siege, which has gone from strength to strength this past year at the cost of an increasingly ornery playerbase. In an attempt to help reduce the awfulness of public play, Ubisoft have outlined ...
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New Preview Beta,Delta & Omega Rings 1804 System Update – 4/4/18

Starting at 6 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Update Beta,Delta and Omega rings will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1804.180330-1920). Read on to learn more about fixes and known issues in the latest system update. Fixes:   Audio
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Has Overwatch been improved by its updates?

Update Night is a fortnightly column in which Rich McCormick revisits games to find out whether they’ve been changed for better or worse. You’d not think that a dude who calls himself “Doomfist” would be a particularly complex personality, but returning to Overwatch for the first time since Blizzard started adding ...
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Overwatch Comic Likely Teases PvE Mode Starring Reaper

A new Overwatch comic starring Reaper, in conjunction with a tease during a Developer Update video, makes it seem likely that we’ll soon get a new PvE mode called Retribution staring Reaper, Genji, McCree, and Moira. On Monday, Blizzard revealed that not only would last year’s Uprising event return, but ...
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7th Guest fan-sequel The 13th Doll headed for Halloween

Fans of FMV adventure cheese have a treat due this Halloween: The 13th Doll is a sequel to the 7th Guest series, officially licensed but developed by a crew of fans who grew up playing the originals. It promises all the hammy acting, obvious CGI scenery and logic puzzles you’d ...
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What the Welsh Offer in Thrones of Britannia: Total War Saga

We got a look at the Irish last time we saw Thrones of Britannia, the Total War Saga spin-off, and this time around the Welsh kingdom of Gwined and the viking realm of Northymbre were in the spotlight. The Welsh are led by King Anararaut, and start with a highly ...
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GTA Online’s Target Assault mode uses guns responsibly

In an ironic twist, GTA Online‘s latest competitive mode puts heavy firepower in the hands of players, but reserves it purely for shooting at safe, inanimate targets. In the new Target Assault mode, players pair up to crew a heavily armed vehicle racing down a circuit, with the driver trying ...
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Wot I Think: Minit

Minit is that most rare of joyful things: A really good idea, done really well. In Minit you play a little bird-like pixel character who lives in a black and white pixel world, and is cursed with only ever living for a single minute. And yet despite this limitation, it ...
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Daily Deal – Finding Paradise, 33% Off

Today's Deal: Save 33% on Finding Paradise!*

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Marvel’s Spider-Man Swings to PS4 September 7, Collector’s & Digital Deluxe Editions Detailed

You all have been waiting for it for a long time – we’ve got emails, phone calls, tweets, Instagram posts, and impassioned pleas. You want to know when Marvel’s Spider-Man will finally be in your hands. Everyone here at Insomniac Games is thrilled to announce that Marvel’s Spider-Man will launch ...
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Fortnite Devs Slow Down Patch Schedule to Improve Bug Fixing

Epic Games has announced that they'll be slowing down their Fortnite patch schedule to once every two weeks to improve bug fixing. The fortnightly patch schedule will alternate with the new Content Updates, confirmed a PR spokesperson, and won't affect the weekly content for the game. Players will still get new ...
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The games of the year, according to GDC’s award winners

The awards ceremony at this year’s GDC was fun. At least, that’s what John told me from his seat in the crowd, where he saw the winners mount a stage some would consider too colourful for this planet. The Independent Games Festival Awards and subsequent Game Developer’s Choice Awards saw ...
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Marvel’s Spider-Man Has a Release Date

Marvel's Spider-Man will be released for PS4 on September 7, and pre-orders are open now. Insomniac announced the release date alongside the box art, details of DLC, and what's in the game's Digital Deluxe and Collector's Editions. The game's post-launch DLC will come in the form of a three-part campaign ...
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First-Person Puzzler The Spectrum Retreat Launches This Summer on PS4

Hey everyone, I’m Dan Smith – representing 100% of Dan Smith Studios. I’m a British developer based in Newcastle and today, in collaboration with my publisher Ripstone, I’m delighted to be announcing my first game: The Spectrum Retreat. The Spectrum Retreat is a narrative-driven first person puzzle game coming to ...
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Warner Bros. Becomes Hitman Publisher

Warner Bros. has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Io Interactive to publish Hitman, and will release Hitman: The Definitive Edition on May 18. Last year, Square Enix withdrew its ownership of Io, but the Danish developer retained the Hitman license. Warner Bros.' announcement currently only concerns ...
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Slay The Spire’s daily runs are proper good now

It’s not news that Slay The Spire is great–we’ve written about that oh so very much–but you might have missed how great its ‘Daily Climb’ daily run mode has become. On the deck-building roguelikelike’s journey through early access, developers Mega Crit Games have kept adding daily modifiers that change the ...
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SpyParty sneaks into Steam Early Access next week

The fascinating 1v1 sniper vs. spy game SpyParty will enter Steam Early Access on April 12th, creator Chris Hecker has announced, bringing it to a a wider audience after years of coveted betas and its own early access scheme. SpyParty players have developed devious tricks of deception and detection over ...
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PUBG Dev Plans to Disable Keyboard and Mouse Support for Console

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds console players that use third party devices like Xim to play with a keyboard and mouse won't be able to do so forever. When asked whether there were any plans to curb console players' use of keyboard and mouse in the game, PUBG's community coordinator Dan "RoboDanjal" tweeted that ...
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Rocket League Version 1.0.5 Is Now Available For Download

Performance Improvements! Tournaments! Monstercat! ...
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Dangun Feveron Is Now Available For Xbox One

Content: Dangun Feveron
Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Game Description: Get in the groove with Dangun Feveron’s old school style of refreshing and simple vertical scrolling gameplay. This outstanding example of the high speed danmaku bullet hell genre is back as the second installment in the M2 ...
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Fortnite Battle Royale: Everything We Know About the Incoming Meteor

Comet, meteor, whatever it is, it may destroy Tilted Towers in the near future ...
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ARMS Community Invitational – NVC Plays Live!

Join Filip and Lily as they duke it out with the NVC community LIVE! Like or dislike more personal livestreams like this one? Let us know about it in the comments below!Continue reading… ...
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Now Available on Steam – THE KING OF FIGHTERS ’97 GLOBAL MATCH

THE KING OF FIGHTERS '97 GLOBAL MATCH is Now Available on Steam!

KOF ’97 is the final entry in the Orochi Saga, the original storyline of the KOF series, which is still played by enthusiastic fans around the world. KOF ’97 makes a return with new features such as online matchmaking, ...
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Rocket League updates with tourneys, music & chat bans

Rocket League is just a little bit more social, a little bit louder and a tad better moderated today. The much-hyped Patch v1.43 has officially rolled out for the surprise Esports mega-hit, adding automated tournament play, an option to actually listen to the game’s built-in soundtrack (fancy that) and some ...
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Review: Aero Fighters 3 (Switch eShop / Neo Geo)

Another fun shmup for Switch ...
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Assassin’s Creed Origins April PC Update Offers Crazy Customization Options

The Assassin's Creed Origins April PC update adds some deep options to the game, including allowing players to tame multiple animals, character changing, and more. Ubisoft announced the April update will include the Animus Control Panel, which will be embedded in the Uplay Library page, and will allow players to ...
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Cut loose with Assassin’s Creed Origins’ Control Panel

Jumping off buildings and stabbing Romans is all well and good, but wouldn’t it be nice to command a phalanx of turbo-charged hippos? While its official season pass may have ended recently with a nice chunky expansion, Assassin’s Creed Origins is still growing. Its next update is putting the power of ...
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Beyond: How Far Cry 5 Compares To The Rest of the Series

This week, it's Max, Brian, and Zach discussing (without spoilers) where Far Cry 5 ranks for them compared to the previous games, as well as this month's PlayStation Plus lineup. Then, Caleb Lawson joins us to talk about Wipeout Omega Collection's PSVR update, and another unceremoniously launched Planet of the ...
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What Works And Why: Unfair intel in stealth games

What Works And Why is a monthly column where Gunpoint and Heat Signature designer Tom Francis digs into the design of a game or mechanic and analyses what makes it good. Games about one player character against hundreds of enemies generally have to give you some kind of unfair advantage ...
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Review: Spartan (Switch eShop)

THIS. IS. SPARTAAAAAA! ...
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New Intel on Operation Husky, Call of Duty: WWII’s New War Mode Map

Activision recently announced The War Machine, the second DLC Map Pack for Call of Duty: WWII. This pack brings with it three new maps, a new War Mode experience, and a new chapter of Nazi Zombies. We’re definitely excited for players to get their hands on The War Machine, and ...
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How the Minds Behind Hitman Are Mutating the XCOM Formula

I wasn’t sure what to make of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden when I first saw its cinematic reveal trailer, mostly because of the giant duck. Based on a classic Swedish pen and paper RPG, it gave a glimpse of a very strange kind of post apocalypse. And while ...
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Dead by Daylight successor Deathgarden looks familiar

Deathgarden, the just-announced followup to Behaviour Interactive’s multiplayer horror romp Dead by Daylight bears more than a passing family resemblance. In the trailer within, a helpless player hanging from some sort of altar, a hulking great aggressor guarding his prey while several other players lurk in the shadows, preparing a rescue. The ...
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Midweek Madness (and Free Access) – This War of Mine, 70% Off

Play This War of Mine for FREE until Sunday at 1PM Pacific Time. You can also pickup This War of Mine at 70% off the regular price!*

If you already have Steam installed, click here to install or play This War of Mine. If you don't have Steam, you can download ...
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Ghost Recon Wildlands: Year 2 DLC Plan Revealed

Ubisoft has revealed the plan for Year 2 of Ghost Recon Wildlands' DLC. Ubisoft announced Ghost Recon Wildlands is getting another year of post-launch content, which will include additions to both the campaign and Ghost War PvP modes. Year 2 will see four major free Special Operations updates, each of ...
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Dive into an Epic New World of Tanks: War Stories Trilogy

Like the wings of a butterfly conjuring a devastating hurricane, what if a single moment in time could change the course of history forever? World of Tanks: War Stories is back, and history has been rewritten again in the epic Spoils of War trilogy. Delve into these brand-new adventures, and ...
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Far Cry 5’s interrupting story ruins everything

I have very much enjoyed the Far Cry series, most often despite itself. Far Cries 3, 4 and Primal (why is everyone forgetting poor old Primal?) have all occupied me for countless hours, provided enormous amounts of entertainment in their kleptomania-inducing maps, and always done so despite everything it thinks ...
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Yesterday Origins Gets A Physical Switch Release In May

Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away ...
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Midweek Madness – ELEX, 50% Off

Save 50% on ELEX during this week's Midweek Madness*!

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Game Informer’s May Cover Revealed: Marvel’s Spider-Man

My name is Andrew Reiner, executive editor of Game Informer magazine. I’ve been writing about PlayStation games since 1994, and have had the opportunity to visit many of Sony’s studios, including Naughty Dog and SIE Santa Monica Studio, to see games in various forms of development. My latest opportunity was ...
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Why Celeste’s dash feels great

This is The Mechanic, where Alex Wiltshire invites developers to discuss the difficult journeys they underwent to make the best bits of their games. This time, mountain-climbing platformer Celeste and the importance of timing in its movements and kindness in its code. (more…) ...
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR has jacked into PC

It’s time to hang a pine-scented Little Tree air freshener from your cybergoggs because The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR last night launched on PC, following its console debut in November 2017. It’s Skyrim but in VR, yeah? Put your feet in a foot spa while you sit by a ...
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All the Things You’ll Feel in Your First 60 Minutes With Dark Souls Remastered

Full disclosure: I’m a Dark Souls bore. Gaming’s equivalent of one of those guys who pulls out an acoustic guitar at a house party and starts singing Ed Sheeran songs. Everybody knows one. When From Software’s revelatory action RPG first launched back in 2011, I fell for it hard, playing ...
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TERA Available Now on Xbox One

En Masse is very proud to bring TERA’s vast MMORPG game world and true action combat gameplay to the Xbox One starting today. TERA’s emphasis on action within the MMO genre has always made it a good candidate for play on an Xbox One controller. In fact, TERA’s signature combat, ...
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Overwatch: Jeff Kaplan Explains Why a Battle Royale Mode Would Be Tricky

Jeff Kaplan has responded to fan requests for an Overwatch equivalent of the increasingly ever-present Battle Royale mode, saying that the dev team has considered it for the game, but that shoehorning it in isn't as straightforward as some players seem to think. Speaking to Kotaku, the Overwatch game director ...
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Chess Jam makes its opening gambit

The best Chesslike already exists (see Into The Breach) but there’s room in this large 8 x 8 monochrome world for at least 63 more Chess-inspired games. That is why you might consider participating in Chess Jam. It’s a month-long game jam hosted by Sophie Houlden, creator of Bang Bang ...
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Chrono Trigger on PC Getting Patch to Enable Original Pixel Art Graphics

Square Enix has shared the news that the much-maligned Chrono Trigger port on Steam will receive a patch that will add the pixel art graphics of the original game. A series of patches are scheduled for the next few months, with the "option to switch between the current high-resolution graphics, ...
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Asus unveil new H370 and B360 motherboards for Intel’s Coffee Lake CPUs

Asus have announced a string of new motherboards for the launch of Intel’s latest 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPU chipsets. Arriving in ROG Strix, Prime and Tuf Gaming brand flavours, these new H370 and B360 boards aim to bring more connectivity at a price that should (hopefully) keep those tears of despair at ...
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Review: Super Rocket Shootout (Switch eShop)

Oh no no no, I'm a rocket man… with a shotgun ...
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Overwatch Story Events Now Called Overwatch Archives

Last week Blizzard announced the return of the Overwatch Uprising event, but that event will now be called Overwatch Archives, representing effort to let players delve into the history of Overwatch with PvE story events. An event called Retribution will seemingly be the next entry in the Archives. Game director Jeff ...
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TERA Is Now Available For Xbox One

Content: TERA
Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region Game Description: TERA is a new breed of MMO, blending True Action Combat with the vast game world and deep social interactions of a role-playing game. In TERA, you aim, dodge, and time your attacks for an intense and rewarding tactical ...
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PUBG Savage Map Gameplay + Key Giveaway – Live!

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is releasing their smaller 4x4 map called Savage today at 7pm Join Destin as he gives away keys to join the game live while playing on the new map for himself. Destin Legarie is a Senior Features Producer at IGN. You can follow him on Twitter if you feel ...
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Shadow of War Permanently Removes Microtransactions

Several months after its release, Middle-earth: Shadow of War is permanently removing all microtransactions. Posted on WB Games' official website, the announcement stated that being able to buy orcs with real-world money undermines the experiences born from Shadow of War's Nemesis System. "The core promise of the Nemesis System is ...
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Now Available on Steam – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR is Now Available on Steam!

A true, full-length open-world game for VR has arrived from Bethesda Game Studios. Skyrim VR reimagines the complete epic fantasy masterpiece with an unparalleled sense of scale, depth, and immersion. Skyrim VR also includes all official add-ons.

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Spyro the Dragon Return Possibly Teased by Mysterious Package

IGN received a mysterious egg in the mail, and if the clues it leads to are real, we may soon se the return of Spyro the Dragon. A package addressed from "Falcon McBob" sent to IGN came with a purple, scaly egg and letter "written" from McBob saying "Something's about ...
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Chasm Finally Coming Out This Summer

Infinite Metroidvania game, Chasm, is finally being released for PlayStation 4 and Vita this summer, and it will be cross-buy. James Petruzzi, founder of Bit Kid Inc., made the announcement on the PlayStation Blog, stating the development team expects to submit the final game to Sony in a few months ...
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Revisiting God of War With Ascension Livestream

We're about to stream two hours of God of War Ascension to look back on God of War in preparation for the new game on April 20! Come hang out with me over at twitch.tv/ign and youtube.com/ign ...
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New Preview Beta/Delta & Omega 1804 System Update – 4/2/18

Starting at 2 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Update Beta/Delta and Omega rings will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1804.180329-1920). Read on to learn more about fixes and known issues in the latest system update. For the Omega Ring users today Spring is ...
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Daily Deal – Expeditions: Viking, 50% Off

Today's Deal: Save 50% on Expeditions: Viking!*

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Inside Xbox Episode 2 Debuts On April 10

Tina Summerford, Director of Programming at Xbox, shares details about the next episode of Inside Xbox. Last month we debuted our first episode of Inside Xbox, our monthly premiere Xbox broadcast show. We shared news, such as support for Freesync displays in the upcoming Xbox Spring Update, went behind-the-scenes with our friends at Rare ...
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2MD: VR Football Touches Down on PS VR This Spring

Hi everyone, M from Truant Pixel here; I’m excited to finally reveal that 2MD: VR Football is coming to PlayStation VR this Spring! 2MD is a motion-controlled VR gridiron football game – it’s a thrilling, two-minute drill arcade experience that encourages players to stand up and take on the role ...
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Fortnite Mobile is Now Available to the Public on iOS

Now anyone can download and play Fortnite Mobile on a compatible iOS device. Epic Games made the announcement on Twitter today, saying you no longer need a special link or an invitation from a friend to play Battle Royale on mobile devices. You need an internet connection and iOS 11 ...
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Pokemon Go Adds Legendary Pokemon Latios and Latias

Legendary Pokemon Latias and Latios will be available in Pokemon Go starting today. From today until May 8, Latias will begin to appear in Raid Battles in Europe and Asia, and Latios will be available in North America, South America, and Africa. After May 8, the Pokemon will switch locations ...
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The King of Fighters ’97 Global Match Out Tomorrow on PS4, PS Vita

Are you prepared to put an end to a fight centuries in the making? SNK is bringing one of the most iconic entries in the KOF franchise to PS4 and PS Vita tomorrow! Releasing at $14.99 with both cross buy and cross play, this is a must-buy for any fighting ...
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Fortnite Battle Royale: Every Treasure Chest Location Map

Check out our fully interactive map to help you decide where to land ...
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New Preview Beta & Delta 1804 System Update – 4/1/18

Starting at 2 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Update Beta & Delta rings will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1804.180328-1922). Read on to learn more about fixes and known issues in the latest system update. Fixes:   Audio
  1. Fixed an issue in ...
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Daily Deal – Epistory – Typing Chronicles, 66% Off

Today's Deal: Save 66% on Epistory - Typing Chronicles!*

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Ready Player One’s Final Challenge Explained

Note that some spoilers for Ready Player One (the film version) follow, but only as they relate to the subject of the final challenge, finding the Easter egg in Adventure, a 1979 game for Atari 2600. Original box art for Adventure for Atari 2600.In Ready Player One, Halliday's final ...
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Guide: Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games And Accessories For April And May

May is going to be tough on your wallets! ...
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Fortnite Mobile Now Tells Kids to Stop Playing in Class

The mobile version of Fortnite Battle Royale now features a loading screen that tells kids to not play the game during class. Epic Games community manager K.L. Smith shared an image of the new loading screen, which now includes the message: "Mr. Hillman says stop playing in class," in a ...
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Trailblazers – F-Zero Meets Splatoon 2

What would happen if you mixed the fast-paced futuristic racing of F-Zero with the colorful co-operative play of Splatoon 2? Well, you'd probably end up with a game that's remarkably close to Trailblazers, a new racer that aims to combine a unique track-painting mechanic with a critical focus on strategic ...
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Daily Deal – Human: Fall Flat, 50% Off

Today's Deal: Save 50% on Human: Fall Flat!*

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Daily Deal – Hollow Knight, 34% Off

Today's Deal: Save 34% on Hollow Knight!*

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Daily Deal – Conarium, 50% Off

Today's Deal: Save 50% on Conarium!*

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New Preview Alpha 1804 System Update – 3/31/18

Starting at 2 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Update Alpha ring will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1804.180328-1922). Read on to learn more about fixes and known issues in the latest system update. Fixes:   Audio
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Opinion: Even If You Hate EA, Don’t Dismiss ‘A Way Out’

EA’s public perception might be worse than ever. 2017 saw the company publicly criticized for Star Wars: Battlefront 2’s perceived pay-to-win multiplayer, Mass Effect: Andromeda’s quality issues at launch, and the sudden closure of Visceral Games. People saying they won’t buy another EA game aren’t uncommon, and while I generally agree ...
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Nintendo’s PAX East Lineup Revealed

Nintendo has unveiled the lineup of titles that will be playable for Switch at PAX East this year. As announced in a post on Nintendo's official website, this will be the first time a number of titles—including Dark Souls Remastered, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Travis Strikes Again: No More ...
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Murderous pet friends are the real meaning of Far Cry 5

There are many reasons why Far Cry 5 has wormed its way into my cold heart far more than I’d ever expected, but foremost among them are its recruitable animal followers. Why have a crack-shot sniper or rocket-spewing airplane pilot watching your back, when you can have a tame bear ...
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Fortnite Battle Royale Week 6 Challenges: Mountain Peaks and More

Everything you need to know to dominate this week's challenges ...
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Experience the Off-road Extreme Driving of Gravel on Xbox One

Fun should never be too far away: fire up your Xbox One, grab the pad, and jump in the fast-paced off-road racing world. This is the mantra we kept in mind while developing Gravel. The game is, in fact, an homage to the great arcade legends of the past, but ...
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New PUBG Map Enters Testing Next Week

Testing for PlayerUnknown's Battleground's upcoming map Codename: Savage will open in just a few days. As detailed in an announcement post on Steam, the first testing window for the 4x4km island map will open on April 2 at 7pm PT/10pm ET (April 3 at 3am UK/1pm AET) and conclude on April ...
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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 4/3/2018

Pack your bags for a small, curious adventure. Minit launches April 3 on PS4. Venture outside the safe, comfortable confines of your home and explore the world outside with only one minute to spare. Vanquish dangerous foes, help the locals, and uncover secrets as you work to lift the curse ...
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AirMech Strike – Now Leaving Early Access!

AirMech Strike has left Early Access on Steam! In celebration of the release of AirMech Strike, all AirMech Games are now on sale on Steam as well!

AirMech® Strike is a fast paced Action-RTS game that can be played online competitively or cooperatively. Earn Kudos and Experience in battle and unlock ...
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Third Party Nintendo Switch Docks Are Bricking Consoles – NVC Ep. 401

Weeelcooome to episode 400 of our weekly Nintendo show and podcast, Nintendo Voice Chat. This week, Miranda Sanchez joins the NVC crew to chat about her review for Detective Pikachu and shares her thoughts on why she thinks it's a great game. Later, the gang discusses the many growing concerns with ...
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Share of the Week: Action Shots

Last week, we asked for daring shots from the middle of the action of your favorite game. You shared characters fighting, leaping and defying gravity using the hashtags #PS4share and #PSBlog, and we’ve selected the shots that blew us away.
Aloy launches into attack mode in this crisp shot ...
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This Week on Xbox: March 30, 2018

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d ...
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Daily Deal – Mordheim: City of the Damned, 75% Off

Today's Deal: Save 75% on Mordheim: City of the Damned!*

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Team Fortress 2 Update Released

An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Added smoke to the Punk's Pomp
  • Made the Sky High Fly Guy and The Hot Case paintable
  • Fixed the Short Circuit still performing its old area-of-effect attack when ...
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Guacamelee! 2 Coming Soon to PC

Guacamelee! 2 is coming soon to PC via Steam. DrinkBox Studios shared the news in a post on Twitter. A specific release date for the Steam version has yet to be announced. The Guacamelee! 2 game page is now up on Steam, so any prospective luchadors can add it to their ...
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Level-5: ‘Basically’ All Future Main Titles Coming to Switch

Level-5 intends to be a big supporter of the Nintendo Switch going forward. "Basically, in the future our main titles will all be released on Nintendo Switch," Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino said in an interview, published by Nikkei Trendy and translated by Gematsu. "The idea is that what we have created for 3DS will move ...
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Ni No Kuni 2: How to Get Grass Green Thread

Here's the easiest way to get this item, which is needed to request a skillful seamstress ...
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Save on Xbox One X Enhanced Games When You Purchase an Xbox One X

Games play better on Xbox One X, the world’s most powerful console, thanks to its ability to deliver superior framerates, fast loading times, and other awesome enhancements. And games that are specifically designed to take full advantage of Xbox One X carry the Xbox One X Enhanced logo. Now, for ...
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God of War Will Feature Performance Mode on PS4 Pro

Santa Monica Studio's new God of War game will feature a performance mode for those playing the game on PlayStation 4 Pro. When asked by a fan on Twitter if players need to upgrade to a PS4 Pro to "fully enjoy the new God of War," game director Cory Barlog replied: ...
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My Hero Academia: One’s Justice Adds Two More Characters

My Hero Academia: One's Justice has added two new characters to the roster. According to this week's Shonen Jump, via ShonenGames, Shota Aizawa and Hero Killer Stain will join Bandai Namco's battle action game. Shota "Eraserhead" Aizawa is a professional hero and the homeroom teacher of U.A. Class 1-A, which ...
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Feature: A Tour Of Game Bar A Button, Tokyo’s Treasure Trove Of Gaming Kitch

A tiny museum of Nintendo and nostalgia, hidden out of sight ...
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The Foxer

Warm-up Foxer (Where am I?) I’m standing outside a restaurant that shares a name with a Chuck Connors movie, a brand of cigarettes, and a British paddle steamer that served during both World Wars. I can see several dinosaurs including a T. Rex and a Triceratops. I’m 80 metres from ...
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The Flare Path: Kuban Epistle Crisis

Although IL-2 Sturmovik’s new Rise of Flight-style career mode looks decidedly unambitious when set beside the best the genre can offer a solo campaigner, it’s a big improvement on what it replaces and, assuming you’re playing with the ‘iron man’ box ticked and don’t wander too far from assigned routes, ...
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Review: Arcade Archives Star Force (Switch eShop)

A shooter from older and tougher times ...
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What are we all playing this holiday weekend?

Happy Easter, gang! This is an extra-long holiday weekend for us here in the RPS treehouse so we’ll be back on Tuesday. I’d tell some lousy story about us stuffing our faces with Cadbury Creme Eggs but let’s face it: they’re terrible. They are a punishment. We deserve better than ...
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Alteric Is Now Available For Xbox One

Product Info:
Developer: goonswarm
Publisher: Sometimes You
Website: Alteric
Twitter: @goonswarm41 ...
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Poker Mega Pack Is Now Available For Xbox One

Content: Poker Mega Pack
Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Game Description: Get the complete Pure Hold’em experience with this all-inclusive bundle. Pocket the base game alongside all available card decks and chip sets to start your hustle to the top in style! This bundle includes: Pure Hold’em ...
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PlayStation Blogcast 286: Triple Preview

Welcome back! On today’s program our very own Sid Shuman (you know the one) details three recent hits from his gaming queue. From the recently released co-op adventure A Way Out to the nostalgia-inducing Crossing Souls, we cover… all three games! Enjoy the show. Email us at blogcast@sony.com! Subscribe via ...
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Celebrating 20 Years of Starcraft: An Interview with Starcraft’s Creators

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Starcraft, IGN talked with Chris Metzen, Starcraft’s Lead Designer and Sam “Samwise” Didier, Starcraft’s Art Director. We talked about the game’s influences, how the story evolved, and the creation of the now iconic three races of the genre-defining sci-fi real-time-strategy game. Art by ...
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Ready Player One: Every Easter Egg We Could Find

Well, here it is - the Easter egg apocalypse. Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ready Player One was always going to be chock full of cameo appearances and references to our favorite pop culture properties… but wow, did we underestimate just how many there would be. We may not have Halliday’s ...
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Splatoon 2 Community Invitational – NVC Plays Live

Filip and Lily are back again and ready to cause shenanigans in Splatoon 2 with the Nintendo Voice Chat community. WOOMY! Like or dislike more personal livestreams like this one? Let us know about it in the comments below!Continue reading… ...
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The Pillars of the Earth’s third and final book is out now

The Pillars of the Earth is a historical novel (the real kind, with pages and everything) dense with intrigue, murder and revenge centered around a fictional 12th century English town’s plans to erect a cathedral. Adapted to digital, interactive format in a style not entirely unlike Telltale’s choose-your-own-adventures by experienced point-and-clicker creators ...
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Snake Pass Arcade Mode Update Out Now with Xbox One X Enhancements

It’s been quite some time since we last dropped by Xbox Wire with a Snake Pass-filled update, and with this week marking the game’s one-year anniversary, this seems like a perfect time to ssslide on by. In light of our first-anniversary celebration, we’d like to tell you a little bit ...
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Wobbly road trip adventure Jalopy leaves Early Access

It’s been a long, bumpy road, but Jalopy has finally completed its pilgrimage through the plains of Early Access, and has officially launched. It’s one of those games so distinct and original, it’s no surprise that it’s held our attention for years; a low-budget (and low-fi) road trip adventure from ...
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Celebrate Starcraft’s 20th with a free co-op commander

Blizzard have been celebrating the 20th anniversary of Starcraft all month long with a series of giveaways and perks for their endlessly cross-promoted stable of games. Today, they’re finally giving away something of real value for Starcraft II players: One of their premium-priced playable characters for the RTS giant’s still-growing ...
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Sea of Thieves: This Is What Happens When You Become a Pirate Legend

Reaching level 50 reputation across all trading companies unlocks several special cosmetics and a whole new area. See exactly what they have to offer with this guide ...
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Far Cry 5’s Arcade Mode is a map-making’n’sharing joy

I made my first Far Cry 5 map in the game’s Arcade Mode this morning, in collaboration with my 4-year-old daughter. It took me about an hour, it stars 20 cougars, two enormous yetis, half a dozen windmills and a tasteful pink pillow. It even has a puzzle, of sorts, ...
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New Preview Alpha 1804 System Update – 3/29/18

Starting at 2 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Update Alpha ring will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1804.180326-1920). Read on to learn more about fixes and known issues in the latest system update. Fixes:   Home
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Twitch Streamer Becomes Sea of Thieves’ First ‘Pirate Legend’

Less than two weeks after release, a Sea of Thieves player has sailed the high seas enough to achieve "Pirate Legend" status, opening up post-game content not yet seen by players. Twitch streamer Prod1gyx has been broadcasting his playthrough of Sea of Thieves and his journey toward Pirate Legend, which means ...
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Game Scoop!: Far Cry 5 Spoiler-free Review Discussion

Welcome back to Game Scoop!, IGN's weekly video game talk show. This week we're discussing Far Cry 5 and so much more. Watch the video above or download the podcast below. Download Game Scoop! Episode 477 Or subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode. Subscribe to the Game Scoop! ...
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Where to Find Every Vietnam Lighter in Far Cry 5

Here's where to find all of the collectible lighters for the mission What They Carried in Far Cry 5 ...
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Podcast: The GDC special (with bonus Far Cry 5 chat)

♪♫ When you go to San Fraaaanciscooo, be sure to wear a lanyard with ‘Media’ inscribed on it round youuur nnnneck ♪♫ That’s what Adam, John and Brendan sang to each other as they gleefully skipped through the streets of California’s tram-infested hill city. The crew were in town for ...
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God Eater 3’s apocalyptic monster brawls are PC-bound

Teen Anime-styled monster hunting game God Eater 3 is confirmed for a western PC release, according to Bandai Namco, confirming rumours in an official press release today. Soon, you too will be able to gel your hair up to 11, shoulder an improbably large hybrid sword/gun/demon-devouring maw, and go bop ...
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Overwatch Uprising Event Returns

Overwatch's Uprising seasonal event will return on Tuesday, April 10. Blizzard shared the news in a post on Twitter, which includes the following teaser: Initiating archive declassification… Mission files unlock: April 10. RETWEET to confirm. pic.twitter.com/cTevQ8M5CE — Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) March 29, 2018 The Uprising event rewinds time to give players the ...
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Dying Light’s free Prison Heist rewards speed with loot

Dying Light, like the best of zombies, keeps on picking itself up to take a bite out of my free time. Yesterday, Techland’s cult hit zombie parkour sandbox was blessed with yet another chunky free content update, adding a lengthy new mission for 1-4 players set in Harran’s zombie-and-soldier infested prison ...
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Phoenix Point is so much like XCOM it scares me

The mutant spider queen ripped through another building and I knew my team was dead. This didn’t bother me, I’ve played enough of nu-XCOM to accept the loss of humanity’s last hope. But there’s something more unsettling than being impaled by a large arachnid in Phoenix Point. Its the game’s ...
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Jurassic World Evolution Is Now Available For Digital Pre-order And Pre-download On Xbox One

Content: Jurassic World Evolution 
Check pre-order price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until release date (06/11/2018 – 5:00 PM). Take charge of operations on the legendary islands of the Muertes archipelago and bring the wonder, majesty ...
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Infernium Will Scare Its Way Onto The NA eShop Next Week

It'll hit the EU one on 12th April ...
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Introducing a New TV & Video Discovery Experience on PS4

Starting today, the TV & Video experience on PlayStation 4 is getting a complete refresh in the U.S. The new design puts content front and center, making it easier for you to discover and watch the best movies and TV shows available across your favorite streaming services, such as Netflix, ...
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Hands-On with Valve’s New Game, Artifact

While Valve’s next game isn’t what many people were hoping for when it was initially announced, it’s still shaping up to be a whole lot of fun. Artifact is a Dota 2-themed digital card game that breaks a lot of the norms you might expect from a Digital TCG, then ...
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Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered smashing out soon

I’ll never forget that magical summer of 2009 when everyone went around smashing buildings to pieces with an ostrich-shaped hammer. Well, the noughties are back in fashion, baby, and Red Faction Guerrilla is back too. Volition’s smashtastic shooter is being snazzed up a little for a re-release as the new ...
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Wot I Think: Far Cry 5

Ah, a new Far Cry has appeared! Having torn up the Himalayas, Polynesia, Central Africa and The Past, in Far Cry 5 Ubisoft’s lidlessly searing eye for endless open-world violence has turned to the USA. Specifically, we’re in Montana, where Ubisoft have conjured a new set of colourfully monologuing nemeses ...
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Nintendo Download: 29th March (North America)

Each and every new update on the NA eShops ...
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Review: Toki Tori (Switch eShop)

An Easter time treat ...
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Take to the Skies with Guns of Icarus Alliance, Out May 1 for PS4

We’re thrilled to confirm that we are bringing the heart-pounding action of Guns of Icarus Alliance to PS4 on May 1, 2018. Starting today, you can pre-order Guns of Icarus Alliance at a 25% discount while also receiving a ship figurehead and a costume set forged exclusively for those who ...
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Jurassic World Evolution Wants to Show You The Best Dinosaurs You’ve Ever Seen

 “We want to make the best dinosaurs you’ve ever seen,” said Jurassic World Evolutions’  Executive producer Rich Theobold, before revealing a ceratosaurus, its thunderous footsteps shaking the room as the devs let it loose into their custom-build park. Its pebbled skin glistens in the sunlight, a John Williams-alike score soars ...
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Vandals looks like Hitman Go with grafitti

Take the turn-based stealth puzzling of Hitman Go, replace the murder with a crime that’s slightly more socially acceptable, and you might have a game a bit like Vandals. Out in April, it’s a turn-based sneak-o-puzzler about dodging The Man to spray graffitti on city walls. Watch for police patrols, ...
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Jurassic World Evolution Gets Official Digital, Physical Release Date

Frontier Developments' dinosaur park management sim Jurassic World Evolution will be released digitally on June 12 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, and physically on July 3 for PS4 and Xbox One. Although Evolution's release date was accidentally leaked two weeks ago, this is the first we've learned of the ...
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Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered Announced

THQ Nordic has announced a pun-tastic remaster of Red Faction: Guerilla coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in Q2 2018. Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered edition features native 4K support, improved lighting and shadow rendering, and fully reworked graphics. Xbox One X support will also be available at launch. You ...
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Fortnite Battle Royale adds guided missile launcher

Epic Games today add to Fortnite Battle Royale a weapon I associate with the studio more than any other: a guided missile launcher. Find one of these and you’ll be flying missiles around through a first-person camera like it’s Unreal Tournament all over again. Heck, given that it’s possible to ...
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Best PC gaming deals of the week

Bit of an early roundup of the best PC gaming deals of the week this time around, what with all that very British ‘bank holiday’ stuff happening this week. Of course, that doesn’t stop discounts from happening and there’s even the odd Easter Sale thrown in, just to add to ...
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No Man’s Sky Coming Soon to Xbox One

Hello from Hello Games! We’re a small indie team based in Guildford UK and I’m super excited to announce No Man’s Sky and its latest major feature content update Next are coming soon to Xbox One and will be enhanced for Xbox One X with support for HDR, 4K, and ...
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Dying Light Adds Location, Mode, Enemy, and More in the Latest Update

Techland's latest update adds a slew of new content to Dying Light, including a Prison Heist mode on Prison Island, and a zombie Easter egg hunt. Details of the update were posted on Steam and it also brings with it a new enemy called Sgt. Deathrow, and a new seasonal ...
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No Man’s Sky for Xbox One, Xbox One X Announced

Hello Games has announced that its open universe space exploration game No Man's Sky will be available for Xbox One this summer. Previously only available for PS4 and PC, No Man's Sky will come this summer to Xbox One with Xbox One X HDR and 4K enhancements. 505 Games will ...
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Super Mario Odyssey Adds 2 New Costumes

Mario's wardrobe is getting updated again, with a baseball uniform and a somewhat obscure reference to Nintendo's Japanese Super Famicom add-on, the Satellaview outfit. Satellaview was a satellite modem that allowed players to download games to their console during a specific time slot using the satellite radio service of Nintendo's then-partner, St ...
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LEGO The Incredibles Is Now Available For Digital Pre-order And Pre-download On Xbox One

Content: LEGO The Incredibles
Check pre-order price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until release date (06/14/2018 – 5:00 PM). Experience the thrilling adventures of the Parr family as they conquer crime and family life through both ...
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Warframe Plains of Eidolon: bounties, fishing, mining, and hunting for Eidolons

Warframe’s Plains of Eidolon update was one of the biggest and most ambitious updates to the free-to-play shooter since its inception. The first open-world area in a game otherwise entirely populated by procedurally generated levels, it’s a massive experiment for developer Digital Extremes. The Plains introduced two new types ...
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Warframe prime relics: how to get the best gear

Prime Warframes and Weapons are some of the most powerful tools in a Warframe player’s arsenal. That means, of course, they’re going to be the hardest to get. To get Prime parts, you’re going to have to go through the long process of farming Relics. The four types of ...
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State of Decay 2’s Juggernauts Can Wipe Out Your Whole Group

State of Decay 2 throws a lot of mayhem your way in the simulated zombie apocalypse. From general run-of-the-mill zombies, zombies in full body armor, zombies in clown attire (which adds a whole new level of creepy issues to work through), and the apex predators of the zombie horde – ...
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Sea of Thieves: the Good, the Bad, and the Future

DOWNLOAD UNLOCKED 339 (Audio version) Most of this week's show is dedicated to taking stock of Sea of Thieves now that it's finally out. We discuss what's good, what's bad, and where it can go from here. We also talk about A Way Out, Telltale's Batman series, Hellblade coming to ...
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Watch half an hour of Mutant Year Zero’s manimal tactics

A duck, a pig and a human walk into a store. They buy several grenades and a top hat for the duck which gives him +10% to ranged damage. You were expecting a punchline? We’ve covered a bit of tabletop RPG turned tactical hybrid  Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden ...
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Far Cry 5’s Montana is my favourite Far Cry setting yet

Whenever I talk to anyone I know about Far Cry 5, all I hear is frustration. Frustration at the embarrassing and cowardly storytelling (I agree). Frustration at the weirdly functional crafting, shopping and perk unlock systems (I agree). Frustration that there aren’t many mountains to basejump off (I agree). Frustration ...
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The 19th Humble Indie Bundle features existential horror & bullet time

While Humble may offer a lot of bundles now, their Humble Indie Bundles are what first put the site on the map. Their 19th went live last night, offering their usual broad and colourful cross-section of what the indie development scene has to offer. Featuring space adventure, train-based puzzling, VR ...
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Join the Egg Hunt on Roblox for Limited-Time Virtual Prizes

Hey, Robloxians! The time has come to experience the latest installment in the long-running Egg Hunt saga on Roblox. That’s right, Egg Hunt 2018: The Great Yolktales is now available on Xbox One! This year’s Egg Hunt game features new worlds, new enemies, and more eggs to collect than ever ...
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Dodge fireballs forever in a neural net’s Doom nightmare

This isn’t Doom. It’s a neural net’s hallucination, based on a visual memory of Doom, played eternally by an AI agent tasked with surviving a growing deluge of imagined fireballs. You can take over with mouse or keyboard, if you’d like, and see how long you can survive the dream ...
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Hitman Sniper Is Free to Play for Limited Time

Square Enix is celebrating mobile game Hitman Sniper surpassing the 10 million player mark by making the game free to play for a limited time. Square Enix Montréal is offering a free to play version of the mobile title for iOS and Android from March 28 through April 4. You ...
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Doom 4K Patch Coming to PS4 Pro, Xbox One X Tomorrow

A new patch for Doom that adds 4K support for PS4 Pro and Xbox One X will be released tomorrow, March 29. Bethesda shared the news in a post on its official website. The publisher also released a new trailer for the 4K update, which you can watch below: A handful ...
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Lamplight City promises a detective story where you can screw up everything

After the delights of sci-fi adventure Shardlight we were always going to be interested in what Francisco Gonzalez did next. Now having played a small section of his follow-up, Lamplight City, I can confirm such anticipation is well merited. This is a steampunk detective adventure where messing everything up is ...
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Rainbow Six Siege Update to Fix Aiming on Automatic Weapons

Rainbow Six Siege's weapons will have their recoil patterns corrected in an upcoming update, Ubisoft announced today. Bullets fired from many weapons, especially fully automatic weapons, currently "diverge from where the reticle is pointing," a blog post explains. With the new recoil system, which will initially roll out on the ...
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Sea of Thieves: How to Beat Skeleton Forts

Check out the best ways to find Skeleton Forts, defeat the Fortress Captain, and make off with tons of treasure in Sea of Thieves ...
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GDC 2018 Breaks Attendance Records

The 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC) broke attendance records, attracting 28,000 industry professionals to this year's San Francisco-based conference. GDC will once again return to the Moscone Convention Center next year. GDC 2019 will take place from March 18-22, 2019. Submissions for the conference open this summer. This year's conference ...
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Xbox Live Games With Gold For April 2018

For the month of April, Xbox Live Gold members will receive four new free games – two on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360 – as part of the Games with Gold program. You can play both Xbox 360 titles on your Xbox One with Backward Compatibility. On Xbox One, Xbox Live ...
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Detective Pikachu Has A Much Better Launch In Japan While Kirby Remains On Top

There's still love for Pokémon spin-offs in the East ...
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PlayStation Plus: Free Games for April

It’s PlayStation Plus time! Here are the free games coming to PlayStation Plus members in April 2018. First stop: Mad Max for PS4! Developed by Avalanche Studios, you star as the iconic lone warrior surviving a hostile Wasteland. Max Rockatansky’s dangerous journey begins after a gang steals his legendary Interceptor ...
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PS Plus Games Lineup for April 2018 Announced

Sony has unveiled the PlayStation Plus free games lineup for April 2018:
  • Mad Max (PS4)
  • TrackMania Turbo (PS4)
  • In Space We Brawl (PS3)
  • Toy Home (PS3)
  • 99 Vidas (PS Vita)
  • Q*Bert Rebooted (PS Vita, Cross-Buy with PS3 and PS4)
Mad Max and TrackMania Turbo headline the PlayStation 4 releases. These ...
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The Most Shameless Pokemon Go Rip Offs So Far

Pokemon Go was an undeniable mega hit when it launched in 2016, passing 650 million downloads in its first eight months and becoming Apple’s most downloaded app of 2016. After such success, it was inevitable that clones would begin pouring in, borrowing elements ranging from Pokemon Go’s augmented reality to ...
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Xbox Games With Gold for April 2018 Revealed

The lineup of games available to Xbox Live Gold subscribers in April 2018 has been revealed. The following titles we be available for download for Xbox Live Gold members next month:
  • The Witness - April 1-30 (Xbox One)
  • Assassin's Creed: Syndicate - April 16 to May 15 (Xbox One)
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Dragon Quest XI is bringing the grandpa of JRPGs to PC

There are few games more influential on the JRPG genre than the Dragon Quest series. Classic all-ages tales of swords and sorcery adventure, held together with traditional turn-based combat in a world of charming monster & character designs from Dragon Ball artist Akira Toriyama. While a pair of spinoffs have made ...
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It’s official: LEGO The Incredibles announced

The supervillains at TT Games at continuing their fiendish plot to turn the world’s superheroes into virtual plastic. Having trapped Marvel and DC champions inside a string of games, now they’re making LEGO The Incredibles to snare Pixar’s heroes too. It’ll do those usual TT LEGO fight-o-jump a things, this ...
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Final Fantasy 14 Is Free-to-Play for Returning Players for a Limited Time

Players who have been a bit lax with their Final Fantasy 14 monthly subscription can head back to the world of Eorza for a few days, free of charge. The free login campaign lets players who have bought the game and registered their accounts hop back in for four days. The event ...
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Sea of Thieves Is Microsoft’s Fastest-Selling New IP of This Generation

Rare has announced that Sea of Thieves is Microsoft's fastest-selling new IP of the current generation, and already the best-selling first-party game on Windows 10. A week after release, the game has hit 2 million players - although it's not clear how much of a proportion of that player base ...
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Adam is leaving for pastures new, so come work for us!

Adam is leaving us. He’s scaling the fence, clipping the barbed wire, and diving into a new job in game development. Please join me in saying congratulations to him! (more…) ...
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Mark Of The Ninja: Remastered sneaking onto PC too

Swell side-scrolling stealth game Mark Of The Ninja is being snazzed up for the release of a ‘Remastered’ edition. The game is largely hidden in the shadows for now, but developers Klei Entertainment say it “will feature fully redone 4K visuals for both gameplay and cutscenes along with enhanced audio ...
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Gran Turismo Sport Patch 1.15 Out Today, Adds VR Time Trials

We’re proud to reveal our March update for Gran Turismo Sport: Patch 1.15, available today. We’ve been paying close attention to your feedback, and have added an unmissable collection of new cars, events and a brand new VR Time Trial mode we hope you’ll love. You’ll be able to download ...
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Thank You for Supporting Our Sea of Thieves Voyage

As the sun sets on week one, the team at Rare wanted to say thank you to all the players who have joined us adventuring in Sea of Thieves. Since launching on March 20, we have seen an incredible number of people from around the globe playing and enjoying the ...
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Planet Coaster gets Universal Studios-ish in new DLC

Many of the most impressive player creations in Planet Coaster are based on movies, as Rich McCormick noted in his recent revisit, and they’ll get to be even more impressive now the latest DLC has added a touch of Hollywood. Released today, the ‘Studios Pack’ draws inspiration from movie parks ...
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Far Cry 5: The Island Of Fred Durst

It’s only day two for Far Cry 5‘s Arcade Mode, a combination of map-maker and sharing tool which enables anyone to play anything made by anyone else from within the main game. As such, the pickings are currently slim – but even so, we already have an all-time winner. Unless, ...
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How Dragon Quest Spawned an Urban Myth

I’ve been told the story more than once, and always in the same way. Every time a Dragon Quest game is released, thousands of children will be caught playing truant, and as many grown workers will take a sick day, leading to a measurable drop in productivity across Japan. Don’t ...
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Dragon Quest 11 PS4 and PC Release Date Announced

Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age will be released for PS4 and Steam on September 4 in North America and Europe. However, the planned Nintendo Switch version will not be released this year, and the 3DS version released in Japan will not be released in the west at ...
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LEGO The Incredibles Announced

Warner Bros. Interactive and Disney have announced LEGO The Incredibles, from longtime LEGO game developer TT Games, will be released for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC this year. The game will be available physically and digitally on June 15, the same day Pixar’s long-awaited Incredibles 2 hits ...
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Final Fantasy XV mod makes car radio play your music

It was a good day when the director of Final Fantasy XV told us modding would be supported for the PC version of the regal road trip JRPG. Since then we’ve had some plain costumes, as well as some much-needed graphical aid. But now someone has made a mod that ...
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Overwatch League Player to Throw Opening Pitch at New York Mets Game

Jong-yeol 'Saebyeolbe' Park, a member of the Overwatch League team New York Excelsior, will be throwing the opening pitch at a Major League Baseball game. It's a first for an eSports player. It was announced this week that the team would be visiting New York's Citi Field for a meet-and-greet ...
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Rainbow Six Siege overhauling recoil to fix accuracy

From the playground to Uplay, one persistent problem of simulated cartoon violence is baddies refusing to fall down dead no matter how accurately you shout “Bang bang!” at them. Video games can mediate these negotiations of “I got you!” “Nuh uh you didn’t!” but lag and glitches often mean it’s ...
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Nintendo Comments On Third-Party Docks Bricking Switch Systems

Docks "do not undergo Nintendo’s testing and evaluation process" ...
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Wipeout Omega Collection: Free PS VR Update Out Today

AG Pilots, the time is upon you. It’s time for you to experience Wipeout in a way you have never experienced it before. Suit up and put on your PS VR headsets, because this is a rollercoaster ride like no other! With a free update available today, your copy of ...
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PSVR Gets a Permanent Price Drop This Week

Sony has announced that the PlayStation VR bundle will get a permanent price drop to $299 USD / £259.99 (no Australian prices available at time of writing) from tomorrow, March 29. It's a hefty cut, dropping from $399 USD and £349.99. In the US, the bundle in question includes the headset, a PlayStation ...
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Outlast 2 Patch Adds Features That Were Cut to Avoid Adult Only Rating

Outlast 2 is getting a new "Story Mode" that will make the game much easier, as well as adding in features that were cut from the original release that would have taken the game's M rating up to Adult Only. Red Barrels announced the update on Steam, saying "we’ve taken ...
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Sea of Thieves: Xbox Game Pass Access Issues Fixed

All players should now have immediate access again ...
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PlayStation VR Now Available at a Great Value, Starting at $299.99 USD

We have some great news for those who have been waiting to jump into PlayStation VR. Starting tomorrow, March 29, we’re reducing the MSRP of PS VR, now starting at $299.99 USD/379.99 CAD (MSRP). This new pricing provides an even greater value for PlayStation fans at a perfect time, with ...
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Far Cry 5 – Final Review

Ever since Far Cry 3, sneaking my way through outposts eliminating enemies one by one has been one of my favorite things to do in video games. I’m happy to report that systematically taking down murderous thugs is just as fun in rural America as it is in the Himalayas, ...
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Sea of Thieves Final Review

After 40 hours in Sea of Thieves, the pirate battles on the screen were as tense as my own internal battle over whether I was enjoying Sea of Thieves as a game or as the prettiest online chat room ever. What’s here is an amazing foundation for a social experience ...
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MLB The Show 18 Final Review

This winter, Shohei Ohtani brought the excitement and allure of a two-way player to Major League Baseball’s offseason. Meanwhile, while he courted most of the teams, the once-dominant Jake Arietta languished in the free-agent pool until accepting Philadelphia’s best offer. In many ways, MLB The Show 18 has more in ...
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Overwatch World Cup 2018 Announced

Blizzard has announced the start of this year's Overwatch World Cup. According to the official Overwatch League website, the average skill rating (SR) of the top 150 players from each country will be tracked starting today and continuing until the end of Competitive Season 9 on April 28. The top 20 countries ...
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PixARK (Game Preview) Is Now Available For Xbox One

Content: PixARK (Game Preview)
Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Game Description: This game is a work in progress. It may or may not change over time or release as a final product. Purchase only if you are comfortable with the current state of the unfinished game. Welcome to ...
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The Insatiable Deviljho Arrives in Monster Hunter: World

Watch out, hunters! The relentless and insatiable Deviljho has been sighted in the New World, disrupting the local ecosystem, taking over the top spot in the food chain, and introducing a lot of unexpected trouble to your ordinary hunts. But hey, you’re professional monster hunters, right? You can deal with ...
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Best Frenemies Forever – Batman: The Enemy Within’s final episode is live

The worst kept secret of Telltale’s digital choose-your-own-adventures is that there’s really not much choosing involved. While incidental details may change, the main thrust of the story doesn’t. That may also be the case for the final episode in Telltale’s well received second season of Batman adventures, but while your ...
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What to Do First in Far Cry 5

Here are our recommendations for deputies just starting their fight against the cult in Far Cry 5 ...
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Pillars of Eternity 2 Is More Of What Made Its Predecessor Great

For all of the years of experience Obsidian has across a multitude of platforms and IPs, they’ve never once created a sequel to one of their own original properties. That is, until now. Last week, Obsidian took the time to show me how Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire takes what ...
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PC Building Simulator teaches practical tech lessons

Owning a gaming-spec PC is brill. Nothing quite like it, but the first time you have to crack open a case to swap out some RAM or install a new GPU is a harrowing experience, fraught with potentially terrible and expensive outcomes. Enter PC Building Simulator, a piece of tech-nerd ...
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Street Fighter V Getting Darkstalkers Costumes Next Week

Street Fighter V characters Menat, Juri, and Urien are getting Darkstalkers costumes next week. As detailed on Capcom's recent blog post, the three new outfits are priced at $3.99 each and will available for purchase on April 3 on PSN and Steam. Menat will sport the Khaibit Costume, which draws inspiration from ...
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Sea of Thieves’ Plagued by AllmondBeard Server Errors

As Rare continues to work on fixing the copious amounts of bugs and glitches currently plaguing the Sea of Thieves’ servers, one especially devastating bug remains unresolved: AllmondBeard, an error code that's robbing players not only of their progress but their hard-earned loot as well. The AllmondBeard error occurs when ...
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Far Cry 5 Is Now Available For Xbox One

Content: Far Cry 5
Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Game Description: The award-winning Far Cry franchise comes to America in Far Cry 5. Welcome to Hope County, Montana, land of the free and the brave, but also home to a fanatical doomsday cult known as Eden’s Gate. Stand ...
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New Preview Beta & Delta 1804 System Update – 3/27/18

Starting at 6p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Update BETA & DELTA rings will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1804.180323-1922). Read on to learn more about fixes and known issues in the latest system update. Fixes:   Network
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Fortnite Battle Royale Review – One of the Best Multiplayer Games

Stiff arming its way through the crowded battle royale genre, Fortnite Battle Royale sets itself apart by trading the traditional, bland military simulation vibe with vivid colors and an outstanding, freeform building system that’s unlike anything else in competitive multiplayer games.As its name suggests, Fortnite Battle Royale fits so neatly ...
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Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition has re-launched

Bioware’s Neverwinter Nights was a fascinating anomaly of a game, years ahead of its time. An online-oriented community sandbox disguised as a traditional Dungeons & Dragons adventure. While quite plain looking, taken at face value, it hid great depths and multitudes of opportunities for those willing to dig just below the ...
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Vermintide: taking the torch of Left 4 Dead from its cold, undead hands

I’d wager most folk around these parts devoured Left 4 Dead back in the day, just as I did. Valve’s “28 Days Later with your friends” infected my life for a good year, and a bigger, better sequel one year later only strengthened the disease. But as Valve haven’t really ...
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Destiny 2 ‘Go Fast’ Update Buffs All Weapons In PvE

The Destiny 2 "Go Fast" update has PVE buffs for every weapon type. Bungie has detailed the 1.1.4 update, which is available for download now and will include updates to weapon damage, Nightfall strikes, Exotic drop chances, and a whole lot more. The update will see damage increases for all weapons ...
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Call of Duty: WW2 DLC The War Machine Announced

Activision has announced the second DLC pack for Call of Duty: WW2, which will introduce three new maps, a new mode with aerial combat, and more Nazi zombies. The War Machine's new maps include a secret German V-2 rocket facility, the pyramids at Giza, and the iconic French city of ...
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Sea of Thieves Currently Unavailable Via Xbox Game Pass Subscription

Subscribers to Xbox's Game Pass monthly service are currently unable to play the recently released Sea of Thieves, despite its inclusion in the program. A posting on the Xbox Live Status page confirms Game Pass subscribers may be unable to play Sea of Thieves, which was including in the service's ...
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Garriott’s Shroud Of The Avatar leaves early access

Another game has completed the long and treacherous journey from an industry elder having a nostalgic idea, fighting through the dark forest of crowdfunding, then brawling in the tavern of early access, to finally reach the glimmering Palace of Being Properly Out Now. The elder is Richard “Lord British” Garriott, ...
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Sea of Thieves: Prepare Your Voyages With Our Interactive Map

Plot a course to find islands, treasure, animals and more using our Sea of Thieves interactive map ...
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6 exciting VR games we saw at GDC

The blessed boys and girls of Valve were showing off some VR games for the upcoming Vive Pro at the Game Developers Conference last week. They were encamped near the press room in a large chamber split up into little shacks, each running a game such as the robot-avoiding comedy ...
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The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 Out Today on PS4

From the developers of Disgaea and Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk, Nippon Ichi Software brings The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 exclusively to PS4 today! For those of you who are worried about not having played the first game, fret not! The stories may take place in the ...
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The Microsoft Store Spring Sale Starts Today

It’s time to kiss Winter goodbye: the Microsoft Store Spring Sale starts today! Freshen up your gaming and entertainment options and take advantage of savings on select Xbox digital games, consoles, accessories, Xbox Live Gold, movies & TV shows, and apps for Xbox. Save up to 65% on Xbox games ...
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GTA Online: Two New Vehicles and Big Discounts

New super and muscle cars, plus a bunch of discounts and bonuses return to Los Santos this week in GTA Online ...
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Never Alone creators embark on Endless Mission

The creators of quiet arctic platformer Never Alone have announced their next game, The Endless Mission. It’s a sandbox that lets players “conjure” up games of their own within a larger world, using templates and assets from other built-in games, such as a 3D platformer or real-time strategy. You can ...
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Noita lets you break the world in beautiful ways

Noita is how Spelunky looks in my dreams. It’s a game in which the world is simulated down to each individual pixel, so that liquids drip, flow, splash and stain. You’re tasked with travelling ever downward through a series of caverns, collecting new magical weapons and slaying beasties. That wasn’t ...
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BattleTech mechs its way to release on April 24th

Whirr-stomp. That’s the noise a big stompy mech makes as it patrols the battlefield. It’s entirely dissimilar to the pitter-patter my heart makes when I finally see a release date for BattleTech, the turn-based tactical MechWarrior game from Harebrained Schemes and Paradox. I’ve been waiting for this one for a ...
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A Complete Guide to Detroit: Become Human’s Preorder Bonuses

Detroit: Become Human will release exclusively for PlayStation 4 on May 25, 2018. This game, directed by David Cage, is set in a future when androids are so advanced they’re starting to become sentient. Like in Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, decisions you make in the game can have ...
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PUBG: Free One Year Anniversary Weapon Skin Available

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is celebrating its one year anniversary with a free, limited edition weapon skin, available to download now. The title was launched on Steam Early Access on March 23 last year, and to thank players old and new, the Year One - SCAR L skin is being given away ...
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Fortnite Breaks a YouTube Record

Fortnite continues its reign when it comes to breaking records, having smashed YouTube's record for the most uploaded videos of a video game in a single month, in the history of the platform. YouTube's Ryan Wyatt shared the news in a tweet that also mentioned that the turnout for a huge ...
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Sea Of Thieves makes death charge plans walk the plank

The makers of Sea Of Thieves have scrapped plans to add a ‘Death Cost’ that would make deceased pirates hand over some of their coveted gold coins to return to life. Seeing as the game has only repetitive grind and fleeting wonderful experiences with other players, as our Alec’s Sea ...
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Wipe those tears away: Far Cry 5 released

After years of gallivanting around the world, Far Cry today settles down for a quiet life in small-town America. Far Cry 5 launched in the wee hours, the latest in Ubisoft’s open-world sandbox shooter. This time, the mince plot is about saving Hope County in Montana from a naughty cult ...
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UK Retailer GAME Sees Revenue Rise Thanks To Switch, But Profit Is Down Year-On-Year

Profit down by 25.5 percent compared to the previous 12 months ...
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Microsoft Can Now Ban Xbox Accounts for ‘Offensive Language’

An update to Microsoft's Terms of Service is rolling out in May for Xbox, Skype, and other services that the company provides, which can result in account suspension and bans for the use of "offensive language" as well as "fraudulent activity." The new Services Agreement goes live on May 1, with ...
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This Week’s Deals With Gold And Spotlight Sale + Spring Sale

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 02 April 2018. *NOTE* Spring Sale offers are valid through 09 April 2018. Check back tomorrow or visit the Xbox Wire for more information about the Spring Sale. These deals will expire ...
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Far Cry 5 Available Now: Our Five Favorite New Features

Unless you’ve been locked away in a doomsday bunker, you’re likely familiar with the major new features Far Cry 5 is bringing to Ubisoft’s action-ratcheting sandbox series. Full campaign co-op, Guns (and Fangs) for Hire, a fresh stateside setting, and a crazed cult leader called “The Father” are all aiming ...
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9 Things Far Cry 5 Doesn’t Tell You

Learn how to earn free weapons, perk points, and more with this Far Cry 5 guide ...
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Limbo, Inside Dev Playdead Possibly Teases Next Game

Limbo and Inside developer Playdead has possibly teased its next game once again. The studio handed out postcards at GDC this year asking developers to join its team to possibly work on its new project. The postcard features a bleak, muted image (via Twitter) similar to the first piece of concept ...
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7 Reasons to Jump Into World of Tanks 1.0

World of Tanks 1.0 is now live across the game’s North American, European and Asian servers, bringing with it a raft of new improvements and 29 completely reworked battlefields. Whether you’re a die hard, lapsed player or newcomer, here are six reasons to get on board with the latest evolution ...
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Hearthstone Dev Imagines a World Without the Big Game Hunter Nerf

Speaking to Blizzard at GDC about its upcoming Witchwood expansion, I asked Hearthstone senior game designer Dean Ayala to take a trip down memory lane and imagine what Hearthstone would be like had they not decided to nerf one of its most notorious cards: Big Game Hunter. Initially only three ...
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Pillars of Eternity 2 approaches with a shiny new trailer

It feels like it was just yesterday when the world turned to crowdfunding to spur the creation of a new generation of old-school CRPGs. We were so desperate for something, anything on the level of Baldur’s Gate or Planescape: Torment again. Now, we’re drowning in them, struggling to find the ...
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Video: Don’t Cry Over these Top Ten Worst Mario Games

Not every game can be a winner ...
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Designing TERA’s True Action Combat for the Xbox One Controller

I’ll always remember my first archer in TERA, and my first experience of playing with a controller on my PC. Back then, TERA was just the Island of Dawn, and we had a limited window every day to connect our skeleton network in Seattle to the servers in Seoul. We ...
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Sea of Thieves Devs Cut Controversial ‘Death Tax’ Update Following Community Feedback

Rare has scrapped the idea of a "Death Tax" in Sea of Thieves, following community feedback. On Twitter Joe Neate, Executive Producer on Sea of Thieves, announced the team at Rare has "heard the feedback" regarding the proposed system, which wouldsee players incurring a cost from the Ferryman each time they ...
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Best Fallout 4 Mods

Now that Fallout 4 is in its third year and the DLC has dried up, is there any point in returning to the Commonwealth Wasteland? Yes! There are loads, largely thanks to the still-growing list of mods, overhauls and user tweaks. Here, I’ve gathered over 50 of my favourites, ranging ...
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Warframe Dev Says More Grind Doesn’t Mean More Profits

When a game with microtransactions, especially a free to play game, introduces a new item or system that takes an exceptionally long time to complete, there’s always one reaction you can count on: people calling it a cash-grab. People will say that clearly the developer only made it so grindy ...
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Ask Undead Labs Anything About State of Decay 2

We've been covering State of Decay 2 all month long as part of IGN First, and to close things out at the end of the month we'd like to offer you a chance to ask the developers at Undead Labs your burning questions about the zombie-apocalypse-survival sequel. If you've got ...
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Deadly Premonition director’s The Good Life returns to Kickstarter

Part of the reason I’m not a betting man is because I’m terrible at predicting odds. I figured The Good Life was a sure thing when it last surfaced on Kickstarter: A unique premise from the quirky director of a cult hit game, with a satisfying chunky art style, a ...
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Rapper Desiigner to Join Xbox Live Sessions to Play Far Cry 5 on Tuesday, March 27

Hello gaming and music fans! We’re excited to announce the next Xbox Live Sessions with American rapper Desiigner joining the hot seat to play the all new Far Cry 5 on Xbox One X. This fun, interactive livestream is hosted on the Mixer Xbox Channel tomorrow, March 27 starting at ...
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A quick peek at The Signal From Tölva’s frosty expansion

As influential as the STALKER series has been, Big Robot’s The Signal From Tölva is one of the few shooters to properly replicate its blend of emergent open-world wandering and sci-fi spookiness. Tölva was admittedly a little on the short side, but Big Robot are generous sorts, and are just ...
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We’re Playing State of Decay 2 LIVE this Wednesday!

Our month of IGN First coverage on State of Decay 2 is winding down, but we're not quite done yet. Join us live this Wednesday at 1pm PT/4pm ET/8pm GMT/7am Australian (Thursday) for an exclusive livestream of State of Decay 2! We'll be joined by Undead Labs studio head and ...
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Deadly Premonition Creator’s The Good Life Goes Live on Kickstarter

A Kickstarter campaign has launched for The Good Life, the next game from the creator of Deadly Premonition. The Good Life, an upcoming mystery title co-developed by SWERY's White Owls Inc. and Yukio Futatsugi-led studio G-rounding, launched with a campaign goal of $647,910, and the team is currently targeting a Q3 ...
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Nintendo Releases Free Detective Pikachu Short Story

Detective Pikachu released last week for the Nintendo 3DS, and The Pokemon Company is giving players an insight into how the pocket-sized sleuth became the hard-boiled detective with a look into his shady past. The short story, Detective Pikachu: Episode 0—Eevee's Case, is "penned" by Pickachu himself and it takes ...
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Gulp it down: The Darkness 2 is free right now

“Give the guy a gun and he’s Superman,” Hard Boiled said. “Give him two and he’s God.” But give the guy two guns and two hungry tentacles and he can only be the mafioso host of a demonic power. Discover that in The Darkness II, which you can grab for ...
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The Internet Thinks Inglorious Basterds’ Diane Kruger Is the Female Lead in Death Stranding

We don't know much about Death Stranding, but what we do know is that the game will feature a female protagonist, and the internet is speculating that the heroine might just be Inglorious Basterds' Diane Kruger. YouTuber YongYea has rounded up all of the clues pointing toward Kruger as the likely ...
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Daily Deal – X-Morph: Defense, 50% Off

Today's Deal: Save 50% on X-Morph: Defense!*

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds adding weapon skins, considering server region lock

In the ongoing war against lag in Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, the developers are considering a soft form of region lock to stop distant players lagging up other regions’ servers. Should the plan go ahead, Plunkers won’t be able to see and play on a server outside their region unless they’re in ...
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Over 1 Million People Watched a Fortnite Stream on YouTube

Last night, over one million people tuned in to watch a Fortnite stream from Spanish YouTuber elrubius. YouTube's Alex Rubens confirmed on Twitter roughly 1.1 million people watched the stream, which was part of a larger event organized by elrubius that gathered 100 of the top Spanish-speaking Fortnite streamers. While elrubius' stream brought in ...
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Hollow Knight’s Lifeblood update will draw more of yours

While the promised free Gods & Glory expansion for Team Cherry’s excellent Hollow Night is still in the works, porting the game to the Nintendo Switch has led to the creation of some tangential new content & features that we all get to enjoy in the interim. While not completely finalized, they’ve rolled ...
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Out This Week: Far Cry 5, The Alliance Alive, Batman: The Enemy Within’s Final Episode

With so many new games and movies coming out, it can be hard to keep up. Lucky for you, IGN is here to help with a weekly round-up of the biggest releases each and every week. Check out the latest releases for this week, and be sure to come back ...
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Overwatch League Code of Conduct Reportedly Leaked

The code of conduct for Overwatch League players has reportedly been leaked, with guidelines stating that the league has the rights to players' likenesses and a host of other data that can be used in licensing deals without kicking back any royalties to the players. Kotaku reports that eSports broadcaster ...
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System Shock Remake Now Scheduled for 2020 Release

The System Shock remake, a project that was Kickstarted in 2016, has now got a release window of Q1 2020. Nightdive Studios put the project on hiatus last month to give the team time to "return to vision" of the game. In an interview with PC Gamer at GDC, Nightdive's business development, director Larry ...
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Pokemon Go Adding Mew Through New Quest System

Pokemon Go looks to be introducing the legendary Mew through a new quest system coming "later this week". As detailed on the Pokemon Go blog, Field Research and Special Research are two new types of quest, which offer rewards for completing given objectives. Field Research quests are earned by interacting ...
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Telltale’s Batman: The Enemy Within Episode 5 – Same Stitch Review

One of the biggest draws of Telltale’s take on the Batman universe is that it has spent its first two seasons flipping Bat-universe convention on its head. Between Vicki Vale’s heel turn and Thomas Wayne’s criminal past, Telltale has not been afraid to flip the script in Gotham City. Perhaps ...
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Robocraft Royale rolls, flies, and clucks into early access

Update: A reader tells me the kart-riding Mario was replaced with Abraham Lincoln for copyright reasons, which… yep, that’s one heck of a substitution alright. Video games. In new battle royaler Robocraft Royale, players are scavening for whole new vehicles: tanks, planes, mechs, cars, and hovercraft, through stranger creatures like ...
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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Is Now Available For Digital Pre-order And Pre-download On Xbox One

Content: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Check pre-order price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until release date (04/10/2018 – 9:00 PM). From the makers of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and DmC: Devil May Cry, comes a ...
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‘Herr Crew’ from France helps Umbra escape her isolated island, winning The Quest for the Golden Bananas

Since we launched The Quest for the Golden Bananas on March 19, more than 10,000 players signed up from around the world, trying their luck to solve our global, digital treasure hunt and win a bunch of 18-carat golden bananas. Today, we’re excited to announce the winning crew is ‘Herr ...
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Wot I Think: World of Tanks 1.0

The heavy metal thunderdome that is World of Tanks has finally hit 1.0, heralded by the sound of explosive shells and colliding war machines. It’s not 1.0 in a conventional sense, but it does give us the excuse to finally give it the ol’ review treatment. Here’s wot I think, ...
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Steam Charts: Open Your World

John is missing. He flew out to GDC last week stowed inside Brendan’s suitcase to save money, I’m sure you’ll remember, but on the return journey Brendan’s bag has gone missing. Vanished. Didn’t flop onto the luggage carousel. The airport have no idea. John took a few cans of pop ...
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Manticore Devs Issue Apology Following Last-Minute Delay On Switch

"We’re working hard to bring the best-possible sci-fi gaming experience" ...
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Worms Creator Could Become the UK’s Biggest Publisher

Team17, the UK studio behind the Worms series, The Escapists, and Overcooked, is reportedly planning a stock market listing of £200 million. The Times reports that the studio and publisher has stockbrokers working on the float, with the announcement expected imminently. Publishers are in short supply in the UK - if ...
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Now Available on Steam Early Access – Robocraft Royale

Robocraft Royale is Now Available on Steam Early Access!

100 Players, 100 Crazy Rides, mecha, tanks, dinosaurs, helicopters, jet fighters, monster trucks, you drive them, you fight with them in an epic fight for survival with only one winner!
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Far Cry 5 Review in Progress

If the difference between a cult and a religion is the number of members it has, then after the 1,116 casualties they’ve racked up in the past few days of me playing Far Cry 5, the Project at Eden’s Gate will probably never be able to file for that coveted ...
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Why I Still Play Chrono Trigger Today

There have been some absolutely brilliant video games released over the last few years. I’ve battled on the streets of Numbani, I’ve scoured the ruins of Libertalia, and I’ve explored far and wide across Hyrule. And yet, as memorable as those experiences are, I still find myself going back to ...
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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Coming to Xbox One April 11

Xbox fans have waited patiently for us to bring Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice to their console’s library and we can’t wait to see what you think. Hellblade supports HDR and the game is enhanced for Xbox One X, with players having the choice of three enhanced modes to select from: Enhanced ...
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Danganronpa creators’ new game coming westward

The Danganronpa series of games allowed for all sorts of Saw-esque adventures and bizarre romances. Producer Yoshinori Terasawa and game designer Takayuki Sugawara, the creators of the Danganronpa series, have a new kind of survival game, and it is coming to the west without the kind of delay their games ...
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New Preview Beta & Delta 1804 System Update – 3/25/18

Starting at 2 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Update Beta & Delta ring’s will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1804.180321-1920). Read on to learn more about fixes and known issues in the latest system update. Fixes:   Home
/ Video Games, Xbox

Five in-game cults that are a far cry from Far Cry 5

Cults in games have a long, proud tradition of getting to go full wackadoo. Mostly, they’re a really nice device to lean on, especially in a game where you want to fill the world with collectibles and audio logs and you need some narrative to build that space. Also, they’re ...
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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Gets Xbox One Release Date

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice will be released for Xbox One on April 11. Developer Ninja Theory shared the news in a post on Twitter, confirming the game will be enhanced for Xbox One X. Additionally, those who preorder or purchase Hellblade during its first week of release on the Xbox Store will ...
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Daily Deal – Yooka-Laylee, 66% Off

Today's Deal: Save 66% on Yooka-Laylee!*

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Squad based ghoul-em-up Phantom Halls haunts Kickstarter

It’s hard to find well done horror comedy. It’s like a great peanut-butter chocolate — you really gotta get the ratio right or it is going to be a disaster. So Phantom Halls comes along and wants to give me an origami Evil Dead 2 with squad mechanics and just ...
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Steins;Gate gets remaster with additional stories

Steins;Gate, one of gaming’s most widely adored visual novels, is getting the deluxe treatment. The title is coming to the West with new translations, a fully animated version, and adding in new storylines. Also an 8-bit version with chiptunes for the Switch. That’s crazy right? I think so too. (more…) ...
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Octahedron wants you to climb-dance your way to Heaven

There’s a new psychedelic rhythm-synced action platformer on the market today. Octahedron let’s you surf through a pulsating, underground world on platforms pulled from thin air in this challenging psychedelic action game that has you defying gravity to a pumping beat. I always love to platform upwards, and there simply ...
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How I Hacked Bloodborne and Found Never-Before-Seen Content

Since its release in 2015, Bloodborne has amassed an enormous and passionate following, full of people who want to discover the secrets hidden in the deep and often vague lore of Yharnam. What makes that world even more intriguing are the mysteries hidden in the game’s internal content, which was ...
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Updated: 30 Tips to Become a Pirate Legend in Sea of Thieves

If you want to be the best pirate to sail the seas, check out these essential Sea of Thieves tips ...
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Overwatch testing ‘Avoid as Teammate’ option

Overwatch keeps trying to manage one of the largest communities in online gaming, and the players themselves are often the ones getting in the way. What a time to be alive! Anyway, Blizzard thinks they’ve got a new way to moderate these interactions, and we’re all hopeful that this pans ...
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New Preview Alpha 1804 System Update – 3/24/18

Starting at 6 p.m. PDT today, members of the Xbox One Preview Update Alpha ring will begin receiving the latest Xbox One system update (1804.180321-1920). Read on to learn more about fixes and known issues in the latest system update. Fixes:   Home
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Pretty puzzler Kine is announced

Kine is one of those titles that annoys me the moment I hear about it, because I deserve to be playing it right now but some team of artists is working really hard on it so they won’t just give it to me. Give it to me, you crazy kids ...
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Handheld History makes all those ridiculous LCD games available for free

If you’re of a particular age, you can remember growing up with handheld video game system that were each dedicated to one singular title. You usually you could move your character between three locations on screen and, if you were lucky, fire a weapon. Tamagotchi was the most universal experience, ...
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Daily Deal – Blood Bowl 2, 60% Off

Today's Deal: Save 60% on Blood Bowl 2!*

Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are!

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H1Z1 updates Auto Royale with rocket launchers and more

H1Z1 continues to grow into its own as a bizarre group gaming experiment. The title, which split into two different games in 2016, has continue to split into even more sub-games this year. The current Battle Royale game mode has bolstered by Auto Royale, which allows single, duo, or quad ...
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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for March 26 to April 1

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One! Every week, the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for you to enjoy on your favorite gaming console. This coming week we’ll lead the defense of Europe in the ...
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EA Hiring for ‘Star Wars Open World Project’

If a recent job listing is any indication, Electronic Arts' Vancouver Studio is working on an open-world Star Wars game. The listing, discovered by GameSpot on EA Vancouver's careers page, is for a lead online engineer, who will "lead a team to deliver online features for a Star Wars Open World ...
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Ni No Kuni 2: How to Open Locked Treasure Chests

Have you seen purple chests throughout Ni No Kuni 2? Learn how to open them with this guide ...
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Daily Deal – The Wild Eight, 33% Off

Today's Deal: Save 33% on The Wild Eight!*

Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are!

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PlayStation Blogcast 285: Like Father, Like Son

With God of War mania in the air, Kristen, Justin and I trade notes on Santa Monica Studios’ divine action epic, hitting PS4 on April 20. Plus: Far Cry 5 impressions, Fortnite talk, news you can use, new releases, and so much more. Email us at blogcast@sony.com! Subscribe via iTunes, ...
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Feature: Aiming For The Stars With OPUS: Rocket Of Whispers Developer SIGONO

"We wanted players to feel “the transition from loneliness to enrichment" ...
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Fan-sandbox Mega Man Maker adds old friends & foes

We’ve covered Mega Man Maker a couple times before, but it’s worth a renewed mention now on account of the multitude of updates it’s received since launch, with its largest – Version 1.3 – being major enough to be worth a shiny new trailer. Plus, it’s something fun and free to leave ...
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PUBG Mobile Review

If you’d said a month ago that PUBG Mobile would run better than PUBG on Xbox, and that it’d be free, you’d have gotten a lot of strange looks. Yet here we are, and mobile gaming’s future has never looked brighter. It’s absolutely remarkable that it runs so well and ...
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System Shock’s remake back on track, delayed til’ 2020

Not too long ago, we reported that things were sounding a bit wobbly over on the System Shock remake’s Kickstarter page. Plans to divert from a pure remake to redesign the game from the ground up had spiraled out of control, and money was running low. While some less optimistic ...
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How to Earn Titles in Sea of Thieves

Show off your awesome pirate status in Sea of Thieves by unlocking and equipping pirate titles ...
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9 Things Ni No Kuni 2 Doesn’t Tell You

Learn more about Ni No Kuni 2's combat, monsters, and much more with this guide ...
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Wot I Think: Sea of Thieves

On the one hand, Sea of Thieves is a game so empty that recommending it feels like a dereliction of duty. On the other hand, I just chased down a man who killed me and threw a bucket of my own grog-induced vomit over him by way of revenge. It’s ...
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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 3/27/2018

Step up to the plate. The long-running, critically acclaimed baseball series returns next week with MLB The Show 18 on PS4. Developed by San Diego Studio, MLB The Show 18 expands on the meticulously crafted gameplay of the franchise with refined pitching, hitting, catching, throwing, and tagging. The Road to ...
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How PUBG Corp. Brought the Core PUBG Experience to Mobile

Earlier this week, following a successful beta test in Canada, PUBG Corp. launched PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile internationally on iOS and Android. IGN recently spoke with key members of the mobile version’s development team and found out how PUBG Corp., in partnership with Tencent, worked to bring the complete PUBG experience ...
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The Best Switch Game From Nintendo’s 2018 Spring Nindies Showcase – NVC Ep. 400

Weeelcooome to episode 400 of our weekly Nintendo show and podcast, Nintendo Voice Chat. This week, Brjann Sigurgeirsson, Founder & CEO of Image & Form joins the panel to discuss SteamWorld Dig 2's massive success on Switch, what it's like working with Nintendo to get a game on the eShop, and the ...
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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds’ devs give thanks and a teensy peek at the next map

The very surface of the games industry as we know it is still a free-flowing mass of magma, all recognizably solid ground reduced to dust by the shocking impact of the hyper-popular Battle Royale shooter genre, accelerated to planet-smashing speeds by the rise of high-end PC gaming in China. With ...
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I want to touch PixelJunk Monsters 2’s claymation world

The original PixelJunk Monsters feels like the product of a very different time in gaming. A simple, almost Flash-esque tower defense game, it still went on to became one of the first digitally distributed success stories on Sony’s (at the time) cutting edge PlayStation 3. Over five years later it ...
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This Week On Xbox: March 23, 2018

Here we go…the latest episode of This Week On Xbox. Remember, you can watch This Week on Xbox from the Community section of the Xbox One dashboard in Canada, the UK and the US or watch it on the Xbox YouTube channel (This Week on Xbox Playlist). Leave a comment below or hit me up on Twitter ...
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Beat Far Cry 5 Before Even Seeing the Title Screen

There's a secret way to finish Far Cry 5 before you even make it through the opening credits ...
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EA’s self-taught Battlefield bots are a glimpse at the future of AI

So much of AI in games is smoke and mirrors, designed to create the impression of intelligence. Characters moving around navigation node-maps hand placed by developers, seeking cover behind whatever objects the level designers have marked as the most dramatic looking place to hide. SEED (Search for Extraordinary Experiences Division) are a ...
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PixelJunk Monsters 2 Coming in May

PixelJunk Monsters 2 has been announced, and you won't have to wait long to play it. Q-Games and Spike Chunsoft are bringing digital versions of PixelJunk Monsters 2 to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam in North America and Europe. The game will launch May 25 and cost $15. No mention of ...
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Fortnite Mobile Is Distracting Kids in School

Fortnite's transition to mobile is causing all sorts of problems in schools, as kids sneak in a match or two during class, bicker over victories and defeats, and ruin the Wi-Fi for everyone else. Kotaku spoke to a high school AP computer science teacher, Nick Gutierrez, about the surge in kids neglecting ...
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PUBG New Map Details, First Look Revealed

PUBG director Brendan Greene gave Game Developers Conference attendees a sneak peek at one of two upcoming PUBG maps, a smaller 4x4km island which he described as being "southeast Asia" inspired. The new island is a lush green forested area with a branching river snaking vertically through the center. In ...
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Daily Deal – INSIDE 55% Off And LIMBO 80% Off

Today's Deal: Save 55% on INSIDE and 80% on Limbo!*

Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are!

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Learning the ancient language of Heaven’s Vault

“That’s the Ancient word for ‘writer’,” says Jon Ingold, pointing to some indecipherable symbols on his business card. “What it breaks down to is ‘Person-who-speaks-without-speaking.’” Ingold is the writer for Heaven’s Vault, an upcoming sci-fi adventure from Inkle (the folks behind 80 Days and Sorcery!) You play an archaeologist investigating ...
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X-Force Explained

The X-Men movie franchise is headed to new places with Drew Goddard directing an X-Force movie that centers around Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool and Josh Brolin's Cable (who makes his live-action debut first in Deadpool 2). But we also know now, thanks to the second Deadpool 2 trailer, that a version ...
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What’s New in State of Decay 2

Wondering what's new in State of Decay 2? The developers at Undead Labs show you the answer to that question in the video above, from cooperative multiplayer (including exactly how it works) to the terror of pitch-black nighttime and more! Look for plenty of neat little things in the game ...
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Now Available on Steam – Ni no Kuni™ II: Revenant Kingdom

Ni no Kuni™ II: Revenant Kingdom is Now Available on Steam!

Join the young king Evan as he sets out on an epic quest to found a new kingdom and, with the help of some new friends, unite his world, saving its people from a terrible evil.
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Jalopy completes its early access journey next week

The Eastern European road trip Jalopy has almost completed its journey through early access, after nearly two years, and will properly launch next Wednesday, March 28th. You know, Jalopy, the game set in the 90s about driving your uncle from Germany to Turkey in a scrappy Trabant 601. Lots of ...
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Share of the Week: Portraits

Last week, we asked you to bring the lens a bit closer by creating portraits from the game of your choice. You shared shots of your favorite characters with us using the hashtags #PS4share and #PSBlog, and we’ve looked through the stunning entries to choose this week’s highlights.
@misterbayek caught ...
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Highlights from Microsoft at GDC 2018

It was an energizing few days at the 2018 Game Developers Conference. We come to GDC every year to inspire game developers and gamers alike to achieve more, and this year we shared new innovations, from cloud gaming to PC graphics enhancements, for developers of all sizes. At Microsoft, we’re ...
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Have You Played… Binary Domain

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. My cursor lingers over Binary Domain whenever I pass it in my Steam library, accompanied by memories of bullets slamming into metal skeletons and malevolent robots slowly marching towards my vulnerable ...
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Zone of the Enders 2 Remaster Delayed

The remaster for Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner Mars has been delayed. Konami announced the news on Twitter, revealing the game will now come out sometime this September for PlayStation 4 and PC. Konami originally set a spring 2018 release window for the remaster at TGS 2017. Additionally, a ...
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Kinect Represented Rare’s Need to ‘Do Something Different’

Rare studio head Craig Duncan is proud of the work his team did for Kinect, and speaking to IGN, he highlighted the studio's desire to take on the unique challenges the technology presented, as well as the cool things Rare was able to accomplish with Kinect Sports. "Everything I've ever done, ...
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Wot I Think: Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

Most RPGs cast you as an intrepid interloper, the Only One Who Can Help a series of desperate quest-givers beset by increasingly elaborate problems. Personally, I’ve gotten a little sick of piloting a party of unlikely heroes as they roam from ruined land to ruined land in search of these ...
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The Flare Path: Cries “Havoc!”

Gentlemen of England now a-bed shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here to read my IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Kuban war diary, participate in today’s Close Combat competition, assist in the defoxing of this fiendish word puzzle, and pedantically point out that “Cry ‘Havoc!’ and let slip the dogs ...
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Kratos and Atreus: It’s All in the Family

“Look, Kratos needed to change.” Creative director Cory Barlog has a deep history with God of War. He served as art director on the original 2005 game, then as creative director for its acclaimed sequel. He even wrote Ghost of Sparta, the well-regarded PSP game developed by Ready At Dawn ...
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Space Hulk: Deathwing becomes Enhanced in May

Polish your crotchskull and prepare to demonstrate renewed devotion to the Emperor, as Space Hulk: Deathwing will officially become the Enhanced Edition on May 22nd. This is the last in a series of free updates intended to expand and improve the squad-based FPS, which had the looks of Warhammer 40K ...
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Nintendo Opens Its E3 2018 Website

Although we're still a few months away from this year's E3, with conferences beginning June 10 and the expo floor opening up between June 12 and 14, that doesn't mean that the bigwigs of the gaming industry haven't already started setting their plans in motion, as evidenced by Nintendo's unveiling ...
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Lagiacrus Will Not be in Monster Hunter: World

One of the Monster Hunter series' flagship monsters, the leviathan Lagiacrus, will not be making an appearance in Monster Hunter World's future content updates. During a postmortem at GDC,  Game Director Yuya Tokuda confirmed that that the formidable Lord of the Sea isn't planned to rear its head in the title, ...
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The Adventure Pals Arrives On All Platforms Next Month

Developer Massive Monster has announced that its Kickstarter-funded platformer The Adventure Pals, published by Armor Games, will be arriving simultaneously on all platforms, coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on April 3. The Adventure Pals is a side-scrolling action-adventure platformer which features RPG elements and two-player local ...
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Dead By Daylight making DLC characters unlockable

Many of Dead By Daylight‘s paid DLC characters will become unlockable without paying a penny, developers Behaviour have announced. With the multiplayer slasher ’em up’s second birthday drawing near, they’ve laid out their plans for the third year, including new cosmetic items and four new killers, survivors, and maps arriving ...
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Dangun Feveron Is Now Available For Digital Pre-order And Pre-download On Xbox One

Content: Dangun Feveron
Check pre-order price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until release date (04/03/2018 – 9:00 PM). Get in the groove with Dangun Feveron’s old school style of refreshing and simple vertical scrolling gameplay. This outstanding ...
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MLB The Show 18 Review in Progress

This winter, Shohei Ohtani brought the excitement and allure of a two-way player to Major League Baseball’s offseason. Meanwhile, while he courted most of the teams, the once-dominant Jake Arietta languished in the free-agent pool until accepting Philadelphia’s best offer. In many ways, MLB The Show 18 has more ...
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Co-op jailbreak drama A Way Out finds its way out now

According to it’s launch trailer, A Way Out isn’t officially launching until tomorrow, but that’s just what the man wants you to think. Mental prisons, y’see? Boxes within boxes… That’s how they get ya. It turns out that the stylish looking two-player adventure (from many of the same minds behind ...
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Rocket League’s next update makes tourney organization simple

Rocket League‘s enormous success was long overdue. I liked this game back in 2008, but it didn’t seem to catch on until they chopped a few words out of the name. The weight of those extraneous syllables lifted, the game launched into the stratosphere, almost like some kind of supersonic ...
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The Procedural World Generation of Far Cry 5

Hello PlayStation fans, My name is Étienne Carrier, technical artist at Ubisoft Montréal. Far Cry 5 will be available in a few days and I can’t wait for everyone to start exploring the beautiful world the team has created. With Far Cry 5, the team deployed state-of-the-art tech to recreate ...
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New ways to engage with Xbox from the Xbox Insider Hub!

You can now access the Xbox Insider Blog and Xbox Feedback from the Xbox Insider Hub! Look for new announcements at the top of the Announcements section in the Xbox Insider Hub redirecting to the Xbox Insider Blog or Xbox Feedback. The Xbox Insider Blog has all the latest news ...
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Dota 2 Update – March 22nd, 2018

- Fixed a rare bug that could sometimes cause Heartpiercer to proc on buildings and Roshan.
- Fixed a bug that caused shared Tango charges to regenerate their cooldown at half speed in a player’s inventory ...
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Masters of Anima looks like Pikmin, sounds like shouting

It’s been a while since we had a good Pikmin-like; such a strange little sub-genre, it still bears it’s parent’s name. We’ve seen the likes of Overlord come and go, and Little King’s Story is still properly lovely, but we could do with a few more, especially on PC. If ...
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Orwell: Ignorance Is Strength launches final episode

The third and final episode of dystopian surveillance game Orwell: Ignorance Is Strength launched today, completing the follow-up to 2016’s Orwell: Keeping an Eye On You. As before, this series puts players in charge of an oppressive state’s wide-ranging surveillance software to pry into people’s lives, investigate them and their ...
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Sonic the Hedgehog’s Secret Backstory Revealed

You may not know this, but Sonic the Hedgehog was inspired by “Hedgehog the Human,” a WWII fighter pilot. That’s the (fictional) backstory that the original Sonic the Hedgehog team game designer Hirokazu Yasuhara and character designer Naoto Oshima revealed in a talk at GDC 2018 -- along with the ...
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Two Germans (and me) in a boat: finding my happy place in Sea Of Thieves

I’ll go into this more in my full Sea of Thieves review (tomorrow, all being well), but my overwhelming feeling so far about Rare’s online pirate sim is that it’s a weirdly empty and inadequate game that can nevertheless be transformed into something oddly unforgettable if you manage to crew ...
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ACA NEOGEO WAKU WAKU 7 Is Now Available For Xbox One

Content: ACA NEOGEO WAKU WAKU 7
Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Game Description: WAKU WAKU 7 is a fighting game released by SUNSOFT in 1996. Players will control characters who have one of 7 WAKU WAKU balls that grant wishes, and gather the remaining balls. Let’s gather power in ...
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Nintendo Download Special Offers: 22nd March (Europe)

Here are all the special spring discounts on the eShops ...
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Fortnite: Week 5 Battle Royale Challenges

Here's your to-do list if you want to earn bonus XP this week in season 3 of Fortnite's Battle Royale mode ...
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Ubisoft Publisher Weekend, Up to 75% Off!!

Save up to 75% on Ubisoft Games as part of this week's Weekend Deal!*

*Offer ends Monday at 10 AM Pacific.
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Final Fantasy XV graphics performance: Will it kill my GPU?

PC games usually fall into two camps when it comes to recommended specifications. There’s the ‘Yes, you’ll probably be fine’ category, and the ‘SWEET LORD CRYSIS 3 IS ABOUT TO MAKE MY PC MELT’ bracket. Final Fantasy XV, the anime boyband stag do roadtrip JRPG, almost certainly falls into the ...
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The Elder Scrolls Online’s next expansion explores High Elven lands

Back in my day, if a game tanked, that was it. You just shrugged and moved on, but these days? Whippersnappers keep on fixing things. Improvin’ stuff, as if the medium was malleable or something. After FFXIV, The Elder Scrolls Online is probably the next strongest comeback that an MMO has ...
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30 Photos of Awesome Fortnite Concept Art

Based on Fortnite's concept art and earliest iterations, Epic Games' multiplayer sensation may have once had a much darker, ominous aesthetic. Epic Games Art Director Peter Ellis offered a look at concept art for previous artistic spins on Fortnite, as well as how the team settled on its official look, ...
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Ubisoft Announces Mumbai, Odesa Studios

Ubisoft is adding two new studios to its roster of development teams, with offices in Mumbai, India and Odesa, Ukraine being established. The Odesa studio will open in addition to the already established Kiev Ubisoft studio, managed by Kiev studio manager Adrian Serbanescu. The Odesa office joins the seven other ...
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Weekend Deal – Sega Sports Games up to 75% off!

Save 50% on Football Manager 2018 and Football Manager Touch 2018, 75% on Eastside Hockey Manager and Motorsport Manager as part of this week's Weekend Deal*!

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The battle royale of Mavericks is stalking a big game

A man in black scrambles through the overgrowth, looking lost. So I shoot him. Puffs of bloody air erupt from his body, but he runs on. Behind him something explodes from a stray bullet – my bulet or somebody else’s? I don’t know. But the man in black keeps moving, ...
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Nintendo Download: 22nd March (Europe)

Every game, demo, DLC and theme hitting the EU eShop today ...
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MLB The Show 18: Top 10 Players in Each Position Revealed

This year we’ve made a number of significant changes in MLB The Show 18 that we’re excited for you to get your hands on later tonight! Starting at 8PM PT, we’ll be streaming from live.playstation.com and counting down the minutes until the game is available from the PlayStation Store! In ...
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Nintendo Switch Getting Third-Party Joy-Con With Traditional D-Pad

A third-party hardware maker is producing a joy-con peripheral with a traditional D-Pad for the Nintendo Switch. The device is manufactured by Hori and will replace the left Joy-Con controller. According to Famitsu, the peripheral will trade the motion-sensing capabilities of a typical Joy-Con for the D-pad, making it useful ...
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God of War’s One-Shot Style Rejected by Tomb Raider Game Reboot

God of War director Cory Barlog had a single-shot game idea long before God of War and, having it been rejected for the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot. As IGN noted in its recent God of War preview, the game's use of a single, never-cutting shot for the entire game appears ...
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Now Available on Steam – Out of the Park Baseball 19, 10% off!

Out of the Park Baseball 19 is Now Available on Steam and is 10% off!*

Out of the Park Baseball 19 - officially licensed by MLB and the MLBPA - is the newest entry in the world's best-rated sports strategy game franchise! Guide your favorite MLB franchise to glory, play any ...
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Bad North and the golden age of micro-tactics

Into the Breach is one of the most perfect games I’ve ever played. It’s tactical warfare with every sliver of fat trimmed away and I’d put it up there with Chess and Invisible, Inc. in the pantheon of turn-based games. Bad North will not be entering that pantheon. Not because ...
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7 Must Play Switch Games Announced During Nintendo’s 2018 Spring Nindies Showcase

Nintendo held its latest Nindies Showcase this week and revealed a wide variety of new indie games for Nintendo Switch owners to look forward to in 2018. Here's a rundown of seven must play games that were announced for Switch during Nintendo's 2018 Spring Nindies Showcase. Okay, so we know ...
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Rare Studio Head on Sea of Thieves Post-Launch Plans

Rare has high hopes for Sea of Thieves, and according to studio head Craig Duncan, the development team intends to continue to support the game post-launch to make it "as big and successful as it can be." On the latest episode of our monthly interview show IGN Unfiltered, Duncan said the studio ...
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A Way Out Review

As my co-op partner and I approached the climax of A Way Out, the cinematic, 1970’s-set prison-break adventure from the studio headed by filmmaker-turned-game-developer Josef Fares, I thought it had run out of gas. I’d been hooked for the first five hours, which do a magnificent job of blending drama ...
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Afterparty trailer shows Oxfenfree studio’s hellish bender

I’ve certainly felt like hell after a bender, but the makers of Oxenfree are going a step beyond that saying in their next game. Afterparty will send newly-deceased twentysomethings Milo and Lola on a pub crawl across Hell itself, drinking, dancing, chatting, chugging, and singing with the goal of beating ...
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Cyberpunk 2077 Will Likely Be at E3 2018, Won’t Launch With Multiplayer

Cyberpunk 2077 will be shown in some capacity at this year's E3, and won't be launching with a multiplayer mode. Speaking at CD Projekt's financial results conference, company president Adam Kiciński was asked about what could be shown at the LA gaming conference. "We haven't announced that yet," he replied, "we ...
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Chris Avellone sheds light on Into The Breach’s time-travel mysteries

If there’s one thing that grips me more about Into The Breach than the razor-sharp tactics of its death-chess scenarios, it’s trying to wrap my flabby brain about the dark possibilities and implications of its terse but tantalising plot. I’ve already espoused one possible and particularly fatalistic reading of what’s ...
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Review: Detective Pikachu (3DS)

A bolt of brilliance ...
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The Making of Extinction’s Epic Score

Music is perhaps the most underappreciated aspect of a video game… but it is so incredibly important. We were lucky enough to find two of the most talented musicians in the industry to work on Extinction. Jeff Broadbent – award-winning composer, whose work is credited in numerous television shows, motion ...
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Telltale’s Batman: The Enemy Within: 2 Trailers, 2 Jokers

Look for our review of the season finale of Telltale's Batman: The Enemy Within next week, ahead of the final episode's launch on March 27. In the meantime, if you've been playing, you know that the key player in season 2 has been John Doe, who will finally become the ...
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PUBG Updates: Event Modes Coming, Xbox Performance Improved

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is getting updates for its different platforms in the form of limited-time event modes, as well as improved performance on Xbox One. Following in the footsteps of Fortnite, Event Mode is "a periodically changing preset Custom Game" where the devs will be "trying new things and experimenting with ...
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E3 2018: Super Smash Bros, Splatoon 2 Will Headline New Tournaments

Nintendo has announced that it will be holding tournaments for both Super Smash Bros for Switch and Splatoon 2 during its E3 showcase in Los Angeles happening later this year. The Super Smash Bros Invitational will be held June 11 - 12 in LA, and the Splatoon 2 World Championship ...
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Night In The Woods wins IGF Grand Prize

Rad trash mammal simulator Night In The Woods scooped this year’s Grand Prize during the 2018 Independent Games Festival Awards at the Game Developers Conference last night, also lifting the award for Excellence In Narrative. Baba Is You, an upcoming puzzle game about shifting words to change how parts of ...
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Fortnite’s February Revenue Eclipses PUBG

Last month, Fortnite's revenue topped that of its battle royale rival, PUBG, earning $126 million; an impressive feat considering it's a free-to-play game and all of that money came from in-app purchases. By comparison, PUBG brought in $103 million, with most of that being attributed to the one-off purchase of ...
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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds introducing event modes

To help keep the action spicy, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is introducing special time-limited event modes. They’ll change the rules of the 100-player murderfest, and sometimes introduce new items. The first mode of Event Mode, as it’s named, doubles squad sizes to eight players. Four players is an okay stag or hen ...
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Nintendo Reveals Splatoon’s Original Prototypes At GDC

How different things could’ve been ...
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13 Things Sea of Thieves Doesn’t Tell You

Find treasure in the wild, unlock extra weapons, and much more with these easily missed Sea of Thieves tips ...
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Titan Quest: Remastering a PC Classic for Xbox One

Releasing a PC classic like Titan Quest on modern console generation seems like an easy task, but in fact the way technologies and user expectations shift over time can mount to a herculean effort. There is no straightforward approach when it comes to such a “re-modernized” porting goal – since ...
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Fortnite’s replay editor turns glory-hounds into directors

I must admit that Fortnite – or Battle Royale shooters in general – are not my scene, but I’ve always been able to appreciate a good replay editor. It’s one thing to play back a match for highlights, but another thing entirely to be able to cut, pan and frame ...
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Battle Royale’s Players Helped Epic Find Fortnite’s Voice

Before Fortnite Battle Royale became the 40-million-plus players, live-streamed-by-Drake phenomenon it is today, Epic Games treated the competitive mode and its original with a more serious-minded tone. But a certain player benchmark, and a realization of the excitement players had while playing Fortnite, caused a huge tonal shift in how ...
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Why Ubisoft Hasn’t Reworked Rainbow 6 Siege’s ‘Lord Tachanka’

Speaking at GDC today, Rainbow Six Siege game director Leroy Athanassof addressed one of the game’s least picked operators, Tachanka, and the possibility of a rework. Athanassof said Ubisoft knows he’s in a bad place strength-wise, but that his cult meme status within the community has stopped them from reworking ...
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ESO’s New Expansion Returns to Summerset Isle

The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset, the next expansion for Bethesda Softworks' online RPG, has been announced. In the new expansion, which will be released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC/Mac on June 5, players will get to explore the Isle of Summerset for the first time since The Elder Scrolls: Arena ...
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Every PS4, PSVR, and Vita Release This Week

20 games hit the PS4, PSVR, and PS Vita this week, including Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, as well as brand new titles like A Way Out. For all of the new releases, including links to any IGN reviews of this week's releases and official descriptions via the PlayStation ...
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Star Wars Battlefront 2’s Patch 2.0 addresses many sins

Just last week, Alice reported that the much-maligned (and not without reason) Star Wars Battlefront 2 was seeing a rework coming to its loot crates. Now that the update has landed, it’s clear to see that was a little bit of an understatement. In short: Loot crates are largely banished, ...
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Tomb Raider 1-3 Remasters Seemingly No Longer Happening

Update: It appears Realtech VR is no longer remastering the first three Tomb Raider games for PC. According to Game Informer, Realtech VR announced the cancelation in a post on Twitter, which as since been deleted. The studio later posted the following statement: "After this episode, we are refocusing on new projects involving ...
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Has Planet Coaster been improved by its updates?

Update Night is a fortnightly column in which Rich McCormick revisits games to find out whether they’ve been changed for better or worse. “Your love is like a rollercoaster baby, baby I wanna ride,” the Red Hot Chili Peppers famously sang on their awful song Love Rollercoaster. Unlike the Red Hot ...
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How to Find Chickens, Pigs, and Snakes in Sea of Thieves

Taking on voyages for the Merchant Alliance in Sea of Thieves, check out our guide on how to find and capture every animal ...
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Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time hits PC in May

It does seem that Bandai-Namco are committed to bringing just about everything they publish to our once anime-deprived platform. The popular Little Witch Academia series (basically Harry Potter, but aimed more at girls, and on Netflix) is soon to receive its first game adaptation – a seeming inevitability, although I doubt ...
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Sea of Thieves: Rare Details Next Update, Gives Status Update on Known Issues

Rare has detailed what is to come in Sea of Thieves' next update, and given a status update on issues players may be experiencing in the game since launch. Rare has released a Developer Update video in which Rare Studio Head Craig Duncan and Sea of Thieves' Executive Producer Joe ...
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Pre-Purchase Now – The Elder Scrolls Online – Summerset

The Elder Scrolls Online - Summerset is Now Available for Pre-Purchase on Steam.

Join over 10 million players in the award-winning online multiplayer RPG and experience limitless adventure in a persistent Elder Scrolls world. Be part of an ever-expanding story across Tamriel and travel to the stunning home of the High ...
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Noclip take on Warframe’s unlikely success story

If you were to look at Warframe now, it’s hard to even imagine that Digital Extremes’ free-to-play mega-hit ever had humbler origins. Even harder to believe that its very existence was a desperate last-ditch plan to keep the lights on at a struggling studio that had been turned away by ...
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Play The Elder Scrolls Online Free This Weekend with Xbox Live Gold

Great news, Xbox fans! It’s time to journey back into The Elder Scrolls Online for free this weekend with Xbox Live Gold. Get a taste of the adventure that awaits and prepare for the latest chapter that’s coming soon to ESO. For seven full days starting at 12:01 a.m. PST ...
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