Rise of the Tomb Raider Is Coming to Xbox Game Pass

The titles for March’s Xbox Game Pass haven’t been revealed just yet, but a new teaser has confirmed at least one game that players can expect: Rise of the Tomb Raider. Xbox’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb previewed the newest addition to the Xbox Game Pass lineup in a tweet where he said that the full list of games coming next month will be released next week. But the much more ...read more

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343 Industries Wants Halo Players' Feedback on Master Chief Collection

The Master Chief Collection is in the process of being updated, and 343 Industries are looking for players’ feedback on which features should be added to the Halo collection. When the Halo: Master Chief Collection first launched, it was riddled with bugs and other issues that severely impacted the experience. This was especially evident in the multiplayer component of the games, the part ...read more

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H1Z1 has lost 91% of its players in the last seven months

Before PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite, H1Z1 was the battle royale title de jour. The game saw a major boom beginning in late 2016, but that success has dropped in recent months - hard. According to metric tracker GitHyp, H1Z1 has lost 91% of its player base since hitting a new peak in July 2017. The concurrent player record set then was 150,402, while the peak in the last 30 days ...read more

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Little Nightmares DLC 'The Residence' Releases Today

If you're all caught up in the existential madness that is YumeNikki - Dream Diary-'s official re-master, you might want to take a break at some point to try out the new DLC for Little Nightmares, which officially welcomes players to a new realm known as The Residence. Bandai Namco's creepy little entry into the world of RPGs just updated today, completing the final chapter of its DLC storyline, ...read more

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Angry Birds maker Rovio loses over half of its value

Rovio, the developer and publisher of everything Angry Birds, has lost half of its market value after a lower-than-expected profits forecast. The stock price for Angry Birds developer Rovio took a 50% dive after the company shared its forecast for 2018 profits. Tech Crunch reports that despite generating $365 million in revenue in 2017, itself a 55% increase over the previous year, the ...read more

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Gran Turismo Sport Update With 12 New Cars Coming Next Week

Today Gran Turismo Sport Producer Kazunori Yamauchi took to Twitter to tease another update coming to the game next week. Alongside with the tweet, that you can see at the bottom of the post, there was an image teasing twelve new cars. Among them, some are definitely recognizable, like the Alpine A110 (both the original and the new model) and one of the older Toyota Supra models, an Audi R8 ...read more

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Rise of the Tomb Raider Is Coming to Xbox Game Pass

The titles for March’s Xbox Game Pass haven’t been revealed just yet, but a new teaser has confirmed at least one game that players can expect: Rise of the Tomb Raider. Xbox’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb previewed the newest addition to the Xbox Game Pass lineup in a tweet where he said that the full list of games coming next month will be released next week. But the much more ...read more

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343 Industries Wants Halo Players' Feedback on Master Chief Collection

The Master Chief Collection is in the process of being updated, and 343 Industries are looking for players’ feedback on which features should be added to the Halo collection. When the Halo: Master Chief Collection first launched, it was riddled with bugs and other issues that severely impacted the experience. This was especially evident in the multiplayer component of the games, the part ...read more

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Little Nightmares DLC 'The Residence' Releases Today

If you're all caught up in the existential madness that is YumeNikki - Dream Diary-'s official re-master, you might want to take a break at some point to try out the new DLC for Little Nightmares, which officially welcomes players to a new realm known as The Residence. Bandai Namco's creepy little entry into the world of RPGs just updated today, completing the final chapter of its DLC storyline, ...read more

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Sea of Thieves stress test open to Xbox Insiders

A scale test for Sea of Thieves is currently live for Xbox Insiders and those who had access to the closed beta. Xbox Insiders who want to take part can go to the Insider Hub on the dashboard and install the Sea of Thieves Scale Test build. The developers said the amount of people who turned up to play the closed beta made the team realize it needed to work on the back-end capabilities a ...read more

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Fortnite: Time Played stat disabled to combat server stress

On Thursday when Season 3 of Fortnite Battle Royale was made available, it was taken offline 15 minutes later. Luckily, Fortnite was back online a few hours later, but some other issues persisted. One of the issues faced since Season 3 went live, was wins not counting towards players stats. Epic identified a fix on Friday evening, and resolved the issue around noon today. Unfortunately, ...read more

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Destiny 2's Upcoming Patch Introduces Nightfall Strike Scoring

As Bungie continues on working their way through the roadmap for Destiny 2, each weekly update chisels away at what players can expect from the MMO. Though player counts have been up and down and the overall reaction to the shooter is less than thrilled, the developers behind the game are committed to making it right and delivering a better play experience with time. The latest update that ...read more

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Little Nightmares DLC 'The Residence' Releases Today

If you're all caught up in the existential madness that is YumeNikki - Dream Diary-'s official re-master, you might want to take a break at some point to try out the new DLC for Little Nightmares, which officially welcomes players to a new realm known as The Residence. Bandai Namco's creepy little entry into the world of RPGs just updated today, completing the final chapter of its DLC storyline, ...read more

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Gran Turismo Sport Update With 12 New Cars Coming Next Week

Today Gran Turismo Sport Producer Kazunori Yamauchi took to Twitter to tease another update coming to the game next week. Alongside with the tweet, that you can see at the bottom of the post, there was an image teasing twelve new cars. Among them, some are definitely recognizable, like the Alpine A110 (both the original and the new model) and one of the older Toyota Supra models, an Audi R8 ...read more

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Fortnite: Time Played stat disabled to combat server stress

On Thursday when Season 3 of Fortnite Battle Royale was made available, it was taken offline 15 minutes later. Luckily, Fortnite was back online a few hours later, but some other issues persisted. One of the issues faced since Season 3 went live, was wins not counting towards players stats. Epic identified a fix on Friday evening, and resolved the issue around noon today. Unfortunately, ...read more

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Destiny 2's Upcoming Patch Introduces Nightfall Strike Scoring

As Bungie continues on working their way through the roadmap for Destiny 2, each weekly update chisels away at what players can expect from the MMO. Though player counts have been up and down and the overall reaction to the shooter is less than thrilled, the developers behind the game are committed to making it right and delivering a better play experience with time. The latest update that ...read more

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Call of Duty: WW2 New Update Speeds Up Gamplay, Balances Quickscoping

A brand new patch for Sledgehammer’s Call of Duty: WW2 makes some pretty substantial changes to the title that will have some far reaching implications for how it is played, and how the metagame is structured. The most immediately noticeable change, which is sure to prove divisive among the community, is that the entire game now plays faster- while a lot of the community was asking for changes ...read more

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Assassin’s Creed Origins: Curse of the Pharaohs DLC Delayed

Ubisoft’s second major expansion for Assassin’s Creed Origins, the Curse of the Pharaohs, has been slightly delayed. Instead of releasing on March 6th, the DLC will now arrive on March 13th. In a statement to GameSpot, Ubisoft said this was done to “deliver the best experience possible to our players.” We also get our first look at the expansion’s gameplay which sees Bayek heading to ...read more

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H1Z1 has lost 91% of its players in the last seven months

Before PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite, H1Z1 was the battle royale title de jour. The game saw a major boom beginning in late 2016, but that success has dropped in recent months - hard. According to metric tracker GitHyp, H1Z1 has lost 91% of its player base since hitting a new peak in July 2017. The concurrent player record set then was 150,402, while the peak in the last 30 days ...read more

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Little Nightmares DLC 'The Residence' Releases Today

If you're all caught up in the existential madness that is YumeNikki - Dream Diary-'s official re-master, you might want to take a break at some point to try out the new DLC for Little Nightmares, which officially welcomes players to a new realm known as The Residence. Bandai Namco's creepy little entry into the world of RPGs just updated today, completing the final chapter of its DLC storyline, ...read more

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Sea of Thieves stress test open to Xbox Insiders

A scale test for Sea of Thieves is currently live for Xbox Insiders and those who had access to the closed beta. Xbox Insiders who want to take part can go to the Insider Hub on the dashboard and install the Sea of Thieves Scale Test build. The developers said the amount of people who turned up to play the closed beta made the team realize it needed to work on the back-end capabilities a ...read more

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Warhammer: Vermintide 2 beta has kicked off on Steam

The Warhammer: Vermintide 2 closed beta hits PC this weekend. If you happened to sign up for the Warhammer: Vermintide 2 PC, you should have received a key in the mail, enabling you to play it all weekend long. The beta features five careers one for each hero on one of the game’s levels. Upon release, the game will feature 15 hero careers with talent trees and a Heroic Deeds ...read more

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Fortnite: Time Played stat disabled to combat server stress

On Thursday when Season 3 of Fortnite Battle Royale was made available, it was taken offline 15 minutes later. Luckily, Fortnite was back online a few hours later, but some other issues persisted. One of the issues faced since Season 3 went live, was wins not counting towards players stats. Epic identified a fix on Friday evening, and resolved the issue around noon today. Unfortunately, ...read more

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Destiny 2's Upcoming Patch Introduces Nightfall Strike Scoring

As Bungie continues on working their way through the roadmap for Destiny 2, each weekly update chisels away at what players can expect from the MMO. Though player counts have been up and down and the overall reaction to the shooter is less than thrilled, the developers behind the game are committed to making it right and delivering a better play experience with time. The latest update that ...read more

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Angry Birds maker Rovio loses over half of its value

Rovio, the developer and publisher of everything Angry Birds, has lost half of its market value after a lower-than-expected profits forecast. The stock price for Angry Birds developer Rovio took a 50% dive after the company shared its forecast for 2018 profits. Tech Crunch reports that despite generating $365 million in revenue in 2017, itself a 55% increase over the previous year, the ...read more

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Video game sales topped $1 billion in January, the best in seven years

Video game sales topped slighly over $1 billion in January 2018, a 59% jump not seen since the same time 7 years ago. As noted in a report by Seeking Alpha, video game hardware and software saw a general increase across all game categories. The total amount of sales for video games and hardware topped out at $1.096 billion. By comparison, in January 2017 video game hardware and software sales ...read more

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The countdown has begun for the end of net neutrality

The FCC voted to repeal net neutrality in December, but the decision has been on hold pending the appearance of the ruling in the Federal Register. The countdown timer has begun now, however, as the "Restoring Internet Freedom" decision has been published in the government publication. The publication of the ruling kicks off a 60-day timer for the rule to become law, meaning April 23 is the ...read more

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Controversial Counter-Strike Streamer "PhantomLord" Sues Twitch

Wherever James “PhantomLord” Varga seems to go, controversy no doubt follows. A couple of years ago, the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive streamer got into a bit of hot water after it was found out that he owned a site where players could gamble with skins from the game, making him a great amount of money in the process. Twitch, the streaming service owned by Amazon, deleted his channel ...read more

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Twitch Delays New Community Guidelines

Twitch announced that the streaming service is delaying the rollout of new community guidelines for streamers in order to provide a clearer explanation of the new guidelines before they take effect. The service shared the news of the delay through Twitch’s Twitter account with a tweet that thanked Twitch users for their feedback and said that the new guidelines will now take effect on March ...read more

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Twitch had more viewers than CNN in January

An investment analyst says more people tuned into Twitch.tv than CNN last month, putting the site ahead of several cable networks in ratings. Benjamin Schachter, an analyst for Macquarie Capital, says he’s looked at a year’s worth of Twitch viewership data. According to his findings, Twitch attracted a record average of 962,000 concurrent viewers in January, beating out the 2017 daily ...read more

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Warhammer: Vermintide 2 beta has kicked off on Steam

The Warhammer: Vermintide 2 closed beta hits PC this weekend. If you happened to sign up for the Warhammer: Vermintide 2 PC, you should have received a key in the mail, enabling you to play it all weekend long. The beta features five careers one for each hero on one of the game’s levels. Upon release, the game will feature 15 hero careers with talent trees and a Heroic Deeds ...read more

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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Infinite History DLC Gets Release Date

Bandai Namco announced that Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2’s Extra Pack 2: Infinite History DLC will launch on February 28 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC-via Steam. The Extra Pack 2: Infinite History DLC expands the universe of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and adds new storylines, quests, and character customizations. During the story expansion, players will be able to explore a new ...read more

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Sea of Thieves’ Skeleton Forts Revealed in New Video

Rare’s Sea of Thieves is fast approaching so Rare is divulging as much information as it can to prepare us for the experience. In a new video, Senior Designer Andrew Preston and Senior Software Engineer Tom Berry talk about Skeleton Forts. Check it out below. As the name implies, Skeleton Forts are full of skeletons. There are skeletons within, outside and attacking in hordes. One Skeleton ...read more

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SoulCalibur 6 New Trailers Confirm Ivy and Zasalamel

Bandai Namco has released two new trailers for the upcoming, eagerly anticipated SoulCalibur 6, the sixth entry in their beloved sword fighting game series- and the trailers have confirmed that fan favorite character Ivy, as well as Zasalamel, will both be returning for the ride this time around, too. Their inclusion kind of makes sense- given that SoulCalibur 6 is supposed to be set right ...read more

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400-Player Battle Royale Mavericks: Proving Grounds Trailer Released

Mavericks: Proving Grounds may be the latest in a trend of upcoming Battle Royale games that are attempting to seize the moment wherein PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds players are looking for something more. Whether it be higher fidelity graphics or a higher player count, developer Automaton games is seeking to capitalize on the genre’s success with a project that is abundant in ambition. The ...read more

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Friday the 13th Game Devs Release Single Player Trailer

It's Friday, which means there's no better day to release a Friday the 13th: The Game trailer, and that's exactly what the developers at Gun Media did. The game's Single Player challenges are scheduled to release soon, at no cost to everyone who already owns the game. The new video is less of a trailer and more of a walk through, though, with Community Lead Daniel Nixon leading viewers though the ...read more

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