Black Ops Cold War Alpha Sniping Was Overpowered On Purpose, Dev Says

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War alpha test was held this weekend on PlayStation 4, and if you were one of the many, many people who took part, you might have noticed that the sniper rifles felt a little too powerful. This was intentional, according to Treyarch lead designer Tony Flame. He said on Twitter that snipers were buffed during the alpha, and you can expect a nerf for the upcoming ...read more

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PlayStation Won't Put New Games on Subscription Like Xbox Game Pass

Sony has its PlayStation Now subscription service with tons of games included and will soon have a PlayStation Plus Collection that gives PlayStation 5 owners some top-tier games from the current generation, but it still doesn’t have an answer for everything the Xbox Game Pass service offers. The big perk Xbox Game Pass has over PlayStation Now is that new first-party games from Xbox Game ...read more

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Fall Guys Brings Back Half-Life Skin

Fall Guys has brought back another one of its Valve skins to the game’s item shop for people playing on Steam and for the first time, it’s available to those on the PlayStation 4 as well. The skin is Alyx from the Half-Life franchise, and if you’ve got the Crowns saved up, it can be yours for a limited time until it’s rotated out for another cosmetic. Alyx is one of several Valve skins ...read more

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A Sony patent may provide the first look at PlayStation 5’s OS menu

A new Sony Interactive Entertainment patent may hint at what to expect from PlayStation 5’s yet-to-be-revealed operating system. Filed in March 2020 and published on September 17, the patent shows how selecting a software application from a device’s home screen brings up a panel of content icons related to the game. The first panel has a menu enabling players to restart the game, create ...read more

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Sony says it’s ‘doing our best to predict’ PS5 Digital Edition demand

PlayStation president Jim Ryan has said the platform holder is “doing our best” to predict demand for PS5’s Digital Edition console. Retailers around the world opened pre-orders for the two PlayStation 5 models this week. The standard edition will retail for $100 / £90 more than the Digital Edition ($400 / £360), which shares the same hardware specs but does not include a disc ...read more

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Godfall release date set for November 12

The fantasy “looter-slasher” Godfall will be released in November. On November 12, you will be able to pick up Godfall on PC through the Epic Games Store and for PS5. The game is developed by Counterplay Games and coming to you courtesy of Gearbox Publishing. It’s essentially a fantasy action-RPG featuring third-person melee combat. In it, you will be looking for loot, food, ...read more

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No Man’s Sky Will Receive a New Update Next Week Called Origins

No Man's Sky developer Hello Games has announced Origins, the latest update coming to the game which releases sometime next week. In a post on their blog, developer Hello Games has announced No Man’s Sky Origins, the latest update coming to the game next week. While they didn’t mention specifics on the update, Hello Games says it’s the beginning of something new for the game. We’ll ...read more

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Xbox Series X Currently Has More Next-Gen Exclusives Than PS5

The next console generation is set to begin in less than two months, and a lot of the games that will appear on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will also appear on their predecessors. The @XboxNewsReddit Twitter account has tallied up the numbers and, according to the list that they have put together, the Xbox Series X has more announced, next-gen exclusive games than the PS5 does. It should be ...read more

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Black Ops Cold War Alpha Sniping Was Overpowered On Purpose, Dev Says

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War alpha test was held this weekend on PlayStation 4, and if you were one of the many, many people who took part, you might have noticed that the sniper rifles felt a little too powerful. This was intentional, according to Treyarch lead designer Tony Flame. He said on Twitter that snipers were buffed during the alpha, and you can expect a nerf for the upcoming ...read more

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PlayStation Won't Put New Games on Subscription Like Xbox Game Pass

Sony has its PlayStation Now subscription service with tons of games included and will soon have a PlayStation Plus Collection that gives PlayStation 5 owners some top-tier games from the current generation, but it still doesn’t have an answer for everything the Xbox Game Pass service offers. The big perk Xbox Game Pass has over PlayStation Now is that new first-party games from Xbox Game ...read more

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No Man’s Sky Will Receive a New Update Next Week Called Origins

No Man's Sky developer Hello Games has announced Origins, the latest update coming to the game which releases sometime next week. In a post on their blog, developer Hello Games has announced No Man’s Sky Origins, the latest update coming to the game next week. While they didn’t mention specifics on the update, Hello Games says it’s the beginning of something new for the game. We’ll ...read more

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Xbox Series X Currently Has More Next-Gen Exclusives Than PS5

The next console generation is set to begin in less than two months, and a lot of the games that will appear on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will also appear on their predecessors. The @XboxNewsReddit Twitter account has tallied up the numbers and, according to the list that they have put together, the Xbox Series X has more announced, next-gen exclusive games than the PS5 does. It should be ...read more

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Xbox Series S Shows Off Its Snappy Quick Resume Feature In New Trailer

It was earlier in the month when Microsoft dropped quite the bomb: a $299 next generation console in the form of the Xbox Series S. The digital-only console will most likely be a hot little item and quite the Game Pass machine. It ended up sparking its share of controversy as well, with some developers not being too fond of it, though others are more open to its existence. How it’ll play out ...read more

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Xbox One Controller Reportedly Getting Big New Feature

The Xbox One controller is reportedly getting a big new feature next year. This November, the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series S are releasing, but that doesn't mean Microsoft is going to forget about the millions of players on Xbox One, many of which may wait to make the jump to the next-generation of console gaming to 2021 or beyond. An example of this comes way of a new report from The Verge ...read more

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Empire of Sin from Romero Games Finally Launches on December

Empire of Sin from Romero Games finally has a release date. This December, you'll build your own empire as you work to become the world's best mob boss. After a setback early this year, Romero Games’ Empire of Sin is finally launching at the tail end of 2020. The gangster management sim with turn-based combat takes you back to Prohibition-era Chicago. There, you’ll compete against the best ...read more

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Xbox Series S Game Sizes Will be Roughly 30% Smaller Than Series X

The Xbox Series S has been a hot topic of conversation since the moment it was revealed earlier this month (and even before that, actually)- in both good ways and bad. While the prospect of a new next-gen console launching for $299 is exciting, many developers have spoken out about its technical deficiencies and how that might impact next-gen games (though others still have leapt up in its ...read more

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Black Ops Cold War Alpha Sniping Was Overpowered On Purpose, Dev Says

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War alpha test was held this weekend on PlayStation 4, and if you were one of the many, many people who took part, you might have noticed that the sniper rifles felt a little too powerful. This was intentional, according to Treyarch lead designer Tony Flame. He said on Twitter that snipers were buffed during the alpha, and you can expect a nerf for the upcoming ...read more

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PlayStation Won't Put New Games on Subscription Like Xbox Game Pass

Sony has its PlayStation Now subscription service with tons of games included and will soon have a PlayStation Plus Collection that gives PlayStation 5 owners some top-tier games from the current generation, but it still doesn’t have an answer for everything the Xbox Game Pass service offers. The big perk Xbox Game Pass has over PlayStation Now is that new first-party games from Xbox Game ...read more

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A Sony patent may provide the first look at PlayStation 5’s OS menu

A new Sony Interactive Entertainment patent may hint at what to expect from PlayStation 5’s yet-to-be-revealed operating system. Filed in March 2020 and published on September 17, the patent shows how selecting a software application from a device’s home screen brings up a panel of content icons related to the game. The first panel has a menu enabling players to restart the game, create ...read more

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Sony says it’s ‘doing our best to predict’ PS5 Digital Edition demand

PlayStation president Jim Ryan has said the platform holder is “doing our best” to predict demand for PS5’s Digital Edition console. Retailers around the world opened pre-orders for the two PlayStation 5 models this week. The standard edition will retail for $100 / £90 more than the Digital Edition ($400 / £360), which shares the same hardware specs but does not include a disc ...read more

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Godfall release date set for November 12

The fantasy “looter-slasher” Godfall will be released in November. On November 12, you will be able to pick up Godfall on PC through the Epic Games Store and for PS5. The game is developed by Counterplay Games and coming to you courtesy of Gearbox Publishing. It’s essentially a fantasy action-RPG featuring third-person melee combat. In it, you will be looking for loot, food, ...read more

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No Man’s Sky Will Receive a New Update Next Week Called Origins

No Man's Sky developer Hello Games has announced Origins, the latest update coming to the game which releases sometime next week. In a post on their blog, developer Hello Games has announced No Man’s Sky Origins, the latest update coming to the game next week. While they didn’t mention specifics on the update, Hello Games says it’s the beginning of something new for the game. We’ll ...read more

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PS5 is Said to be Widely-Available at Launch Compared to PS4 Release

The PS5 has been pretty hard to snag via pre-orders so far, but it sounds as though it should be a bit easier to cop by comparison to the PS4 back in 2013. If you’re like many others around the globe, you’ve likely been smashing that F5 key on your keyboard over the past twelve to sixteen hours in hopes of pre-ordering a PS5 on your retailer of choice’s website. Even if your pursuit of ...read more

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The PS5 Will Be the Largest Console in Modern history

The PS5 is going to be the biggest console of all-time and you might be struggling to fit the console somewhere inside your entertainment centers. Ever since the PS5 was announced, we knew it was going to be large. However, I didn’t think it was going to be this large. Thanks to some hardware measurements from Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC), we now have some close-up ...read more

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Rebellion bringing Sniper Elite 4 to Nintendo Switch

Rebellion is bringing Sniper Elite 4 to Nintendo Switch. As unveiled during the new Nintendo Direct Mini, tactical shooter Sniper Elite 4 will come to the Switch this winter in both boxed and digital editions. Sniper Elite 4 is the latest in the sharpshooter series, which has sold more than 20 million units worldwide. It takes players to Italy, 1943 where the Resistance fights to defeat ...read more

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Empire of Sin from Romero Games Finally Launches on December

Empire of Sin from Romero Games finally has a release date. This December, you'll build your own empire as you work to become the world's best mob boss. After a setback early this year, Romero Games’ Empire of Sin is finally launching at the tail end of 2020. The gangster management sim with turn-based combat takes you back to Prohibition-era Chicago. There, you’ll compete against the best ...read more

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Nintendo Switch Online Subscriptions Top 26 Million

Animal Crossing, Super Smash Bros. and Pokemon have been the biggest factors for the growth of the service. Today is yet another busy day for Nintendo fans. Alongside the announcement of a Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Presentation that’s happening tomorrow, the company released its Corporate Management Policy Briefing. The briefing, which is aimed at investors, was packed full of details of ...read more

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The Nintendo 3DS Range Has Officially Been Discontinued

The Nintendo 3DS will go down as one of the all-time great consoles. The handheld console was the successor to the Nintendo DS and launched just shy of 10 years ago. The console played host to some of the greatest games of all times with hits that included Fire Emblem: Awakening, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Super Mario 3D Land. As with all good things however, they have to come ...read more

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Super Mario 3D All-Stars Games are Said to Just be Running on Emulator

All three titles included in Super Mario 3D All-Stars look as though they haven't natively been ported over to the Switch and instead are running off of emulators. There’s no doubt about it that Super Mario 3D All-Stars is the biggest release of this week, but ahead of the bundle’s launch this Friday, it seems as though some information of the collection has already leaked out. As it ...read more

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New Super Mario 3D All-Stars Trailer Released

Ahead of its release this Friday, September 18th, on the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo has shared a new overview trailer for Super Mario 3D All-Stars. In case you missed it, the recently announced collection includes "optimized" versions of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy in a single package. The new overview trailer, as expected, provides an overview of the three titles ...read more

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Nintendo Switch sales just broke another industry record

As Sony and Microsoft walked cagily around each other, playing a big game of chicken when it came to announcing the prices of their next-gen juggernauts, Nintendo sat in the background raking it in. As per the latest NPD report, consumers in the US have spent $3.3 billion on video game hardware, software, and accessories in August 2020 – and that has resulted in some major wins for ...read more

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Rainbow Six Siege Operation Shadow Legacy Receives a New Trailer

Sam Fisher is now available in Rainbow Six Siege as a new operator and Ubisoft celebrates this with a new trailer. The Year 5 Season 3 content pack for Rainbow Six Siege brings over Sam Fisher to Ubisoft’s competitive multiplayer online shooter with tons of other changes and improvements. Operation Shadow Legacy is the latest update coming to Rainbow Six Siege this year, which will be ...read more

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Black Ops Cold War Alpha Sniping Was Overpowered On Purpose, Dev Says

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War alpha test was held this weekend on PlayStation 4, and if you were one of the many, many people who took part, you might have noticed that the sniper rifles felt a little too powerful. This was intentional, according to Treyarch lead designer Tony Flame. He said on Twitter that snipers were buffed during the alpha, and you can expect a nerf for the upcoming ...read more

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Fall Guys Brings Back Half-Life Skin

Fall Guys has brought back another one of its Valve skins to the game’s item shop for people playing on Steam and for the first time, it’s available to those on the PlayStation 4 as well. The skin is Alyx from the Half-Life franchise, and if you’ve got the Crowns saved up, it can be yours for a limited time until it’s rotated out for another cosmetic. Alyx is one of several Valve skins ...read more

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Godfall release date set for November 12

The fantasy “looter-slasher” Godfall will be released in November. On November 12, you will be able to pick up Godfall on PC through the Epic Games Store and for PS5. The game is developed by Counterplay Games and coming to you courtesy of Gearbox Publishing. It’s essentially a fantasy action-RPG featuring third-person melee combat. In it, you will be looking for loot, food, ...read more

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No Man’s Sky Will Receive a New Update Next Week Called Origins

No Man's Sky developer Hello Games has announced Origins, the latest update coming to the game which releases sometime next week. In a post on their blog, developer Hello Games has announced No Man’s Sky Origins, the latest update coming to the game next week. While they didn’t mention specifics on the update, Hello Games says it’s the beginning of something new for the game. We’ll ...read more

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Oculus no longer developing PC-only VR

Facebook has announced it will no longer developer PC-only VR, what with Oculus Quest 2 coming out. According to the company, the community and developers prefer the wireless all-in-one headset Quest. Because of this, Oculus will now focus on VR headsets moving forward instead of PC-only hardware, with sales of Rift S ending in 2021. Sales of the original Quest will also when Quest 2 is ...read more

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Epic Games Store Offers 3 New Free Games

As is typical, the Epic Games Store has rotated out its list of free video games this week, but as is less typical, the digital storefront is actually offering three titles rather than the announced single title that was expected. More specifically, Football Manager 2020, Stick It To The Man!, and Watch Dogs 2 are now available free through September 24th. All of the usual caveats apply to ...read more

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Empire of Sin from Romero Games Finally Launches on December

Empire of Sin from Romero Games finally has a release date. This December, you'll build your own empire as you work to become the world's best mob boss. After a setback early this year, Romero Games’ Empire of Sin is finally launching at the tail end of 2020. The gangster management sim with turn-based combat takes you back to Prohibition-era Chicago. There, you’ll compete against the best ...read more

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Lonesome Village Announced on PC, Switch With A Kickstarter

Lonesome Village is inspired by 2D Zelda dungeon mechanics and slice-of-life simulation Animal Crossing, coming to PC and Switch. Lonesome Village is a new RPG adventure game coming to PC and Switch. Ogre Pixel, a Mexico based indie studio, is the developer. The development of Lonesome Village is at a 50% completion rate, and Ogre Pixel aims to raise 20,000$ via a Kickstarter in order to finish ...read more

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Call of Duty: Warzone Could Be Coming To Mobile

Call of Duty: Warzone could be coming to mobile in the future. A new Activision job posting is looking for a producer to help develop features for a "new mobile FPS in the Call of Duty franchise." The listing mentions Warzone by name several times. "Harvest, adapt and deliver the essential features from Warzone console and PC into their best mobile instantiation," the now-removed job posting ...read more

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Twitch Is Testing Compulsory Mid-Stream Ads

In a move that's already hated by both streamers and viewers, Twitch recently announced that it would begin testing mandatory mid-roll ads for some viewers, effective immediately. While the revenue from the ads would go to creators, the new ads would happen without their control or knowledge. The ads will be enabled for both affiliate and partner channels for non-subscribing viewers, with ...read more

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AMD Teases Radeon RX 6000 Series GPUs

AMD officially shared the very first image from a Radeon RX 6000 Series GPU, which will be fully revealed later in October. Radeon RX 6000 Series will be AMD’s biggest focus in the near future as it’s going to compete against Nvidia’s recently revealed RTX 3000 GPUs. After Nvidia announced its brand new series of graphics cards earlier this month, PC gamers seemed happy with the ...read more

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Take-Two CEO Doesn't Think Cloud Gaming Is The Future

As the CEO of Take-Two Interactive Software, which publishes some of the biggest games out there (literally), Strauss Zelnick doesn't see cloud gaming making a huge difference to his business. Zelnick explained his lack of enthusiasm in an in-depth interview with Protocol. Though he isn't claiming cloud gaming is a bad thing, the gaming exec is reluctant to believe the cloud is going to make a ...read more

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Razer Accidentally Leaks Info For 100,000 Customers

Customer email addresses and shipping details are among the info accidentally leaked by Razer Razer, a gaming hardware manufacturer with a product list ranging from phone clips for controllers to specialty gaming phones accidentally leaked the personal information of over 100,000 customers recently. Detailed in a report by cybersecurity consultant Volodymyr Diachenko, the information leaked ...read more

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Twitch plays Microsoft Flight Simulator wasn’t a disaster

It was only a matter of time until Twitch plays Microsoft Flight Simulator was a thing. Game developer and advocate Rami Ismail, formerly of Vlambeer, has set up an experimental version of the popular Twitch plays game with Microsoft Flight Simulator. If you’re unfamiliar, Twitch plays is a series of livestreams where Twitch chat controls what happens in a game. As we’ve seen before ...read more

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Nvidia RTX 3060 rumours suggest 2080 performance for 2060 cash

Hot on the heels of Nvidia's announcement of the GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 3090, and RTX 3070, rumours have started to surface about the possible configurations of the RTX 3060. The most interesting of these comes from @kopite7kimi, who was pretty accurate with some of the specifications of the other Ampere cards. So this is possibly worth paying a bit more attention to than some of the others.

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Ninja Announces Return to Twitch in New Exclusive Streaming Deal

Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, one of the world's most popular streamers, has announced his streaming hiatus is over and that he's returning to the platform that he rose to prominence on: Amazon's Twitch. According to Blevins, he's returning to full-time streaming and he will be doing so exclusively on Twitch. The news comes after months and months of speculation on what platform would scoop up the ...read more

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Xbox Series S Shows Off Its Snappy Quick Resume Feature In New Trailer

It was earlier in the month when Microsoft dropped quite the bomb: a $299 next generation console in the form of the Xbox Series S. The digital-only console will most likely be a hot little item and quite the Game Pass machine. It ended up sparking its share of controversy as well, with some developers not being too fond of it, though others are more open to its existence. How it’ll play out ...read more

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Empire of Sin from Romero Games Finally Launches on December

Empire of Sin from Romero Games finally has a release date. This December, you'll build your own empire as you work to become the world's best mob boss. After a setback early this year, Romero Games’ Empire of Sin is finally launching at the tail end of 2020. The gangster management sim with turn-based combat takes you back to Prohibition-era Chicago. There, you’ll compete against the best ...read more

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Lonesome Village Announced on PC, Switch With A Kickstarter

Lonesome Village is inspired by 2D Zelda dungeon mechanics and slice-of-life simulation Animal Crossing, coming to PC and Switch. Lonesome Village is a new RPG adventure game coming to PC and Switch. Ogre Pixel, a Mexico based indie studio, is the developer. The development of Lonesome Village is at a 50% completion rate, and Ogre Pixel aims to raise 20,000$ via a Kickstarter in order to finish ...read more

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Cyberpunk 2077 Gives Us A Great Look at Night City in Latest Trailer

Cyberpunk 2077 had its third Night City Wire today. There, they gave us even more detail about the unique districts that make up Night City. CD Projekt Red dropped their third Night City Wire update for Cyberpunk 2077 today. It included some great looks at both the gangs and the world of Night City. We’ve seen the city several times before this, but today the team is fully pulling back the ...read more

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Resident Evil Village Receives Spooky New Trailer

Capcom’s Resident Evil Village will have a presence at Tokyo Game Show 2020 but that didn’t stop the company from revealing a new trailer at the PS5 showcase. It’s fairly similar to the previous – Chris Redfield has seemingly betrayed Ethan, and there’s a scary village to explore. Check it out below. Throughout the various snatches of gameplay, we see the residents of these village ...read more

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DiRT 5 Trailer Showcases Xbox Series S Gameplay

We’ve heard quite a lot about how Codemasters’ DiRT 5 will run on Xbox Series X with 120 frames per second being possible. But what about Xbox Series S? A new gameplay trailer has been released, showcasing a Path Finder event in gorgeous Italy running on the console. Check it out below. While Smart Delivery has been confirmed for the Xbox Series X and Xbox One, Xbox Series S will also be ...read more

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Civilization 6 Announces New Byzantium And Gaul DLC Pack

Civilization VI's latest DLC is the Byzantium and Gaul Pack, marking the third of six new DLC packs coming as part of the game's New Frontier Pass. Launching on September 24, the pack adds two new civilizations and leaders, one new game mode, new World Wonders, and one new map. The new civilizations added in the DLC will be, as the name suggests, Byzantium and Gaul. While the leaders for those ...read more

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God of War 2 Confirmed for 2021, Ragnarok Teased

Sony had a fairly strong showcase for the PlayStation 5 but just when it seemed to end the show with the price and release date, it had one last thing. It was the announcement of the next God of War, releasing in 2021. Not much was revealed, save for the words “Ragnarok is coming” and Kratos warning players to prepare themselves. There’s not much more to go off of, unfortunately. ...read more

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