Mario Kart 8 Booster Course Pass Inspires Hope for Mario Maker 2

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is one of the most successful Nintendo games of all time, still taking the number one spot on the highest-selling Switch games, five whole years after its release. To capitalize on the continued success of the game, Nintendo launched a multi-stage DLC expansion called the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass, which is set to add another 48 tracks to the game by the end of ...read more

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Portal 3 Seems Likelier Than Ever Following New Development

Portal 3 may actually be a real possibility now following a new development. As you likely know, Valve pretty much avoids the number three like the plague. It's a big gag following the fact Half-Life 3 never came to be despite many reported attempts and while it seems like it could happen now after the success and ending of Half-Life: Alyx, we have no idea if it will ever actually happen. This ...read more

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The Callisto Protocol Warns Glitching Could Get You in Trouble

You might get in trouble for doing glitches and exploits in The Callisto Protocol. The Callisto Protocol is one of the last big releases for 2022 and it's one of the most anticipated. While it appeared like it was on track to be a slam dunk with its creepy sci-fi horror atmosphere, immense amounts of gore, and unique premise, it doesn't seem to be an instant hit. Upon launch, The Callisto ...read more

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Path of Exile: The Forbidden Sanctum Gameplay Revealed

Grinding Gear Games has revealed The Forbidden Sanctum, the next expansion and Challenge League for Path of Exile. It sees players venturing into the Sanctum below the Fellshrine Ruins, with a few rooms and their rewards revealed. As you progress, your Resolve reduces, and the run ends. There are four floors in total to explore. As you explore, there will be some rooms that restore some ...read more

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The Elder Scrolls 6 Opening Teased

Bethesda Game Studios director Todd Howard has teased the opening of The Elder Scrolls 6 during a recent interview. The opening of Skyrim is iconic in video game circles, so to say there's more anticipation than normal to see the opening of The Elder Scrolls 6 compared to other games is definitely not an overstatement. What the opening will be, where it will take place, and whether it will ...read more

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Microsoft Is Ready to Fight For Its $69 Billion Activision Deal

Microsoft is prepared to fight in court to ensure its $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard goes through, should the US Federal Trade Commission attempt to block the deal. That’s according to a new report by Bloomberg, which cites a person familiar with the matter. The claim follows the recent publication of a Politico report which alleged that the FTC was “likely to file an ...read more

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Cyberpunk 2077 To Receive A Game Of The Year Edition In 2023

Cyberpunk 2077 Game of the Year Edition is on its way to land in 2023, according to CD Projekt Red's CEO Adam Kicinski, who stated in an investor meeting that the company plans to release a GOTY edition for Cyberpunk 2077 next year. The upcoming edition will arrive after the first-paid expansion of the title, Phantom Liberty, and another major update make their debut. Kicinski states that "it ...read more

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Xbox Leaks Major Game Ahead of Reveal

Xbox has accidentally leaked a new game ahead of its reveal, but unfortunately, it has leaked next to no details about said game, which is presumably coming to Xbox Series X|S, and possibly Xbox One as well. The leak comes straight from the Microsoft Store, but there's no name. How do we know it's a major release? Well, there are two tells. The first is the publisher. The listing reveals the ...read more

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The Callisto Protocol Warns Glitching Could Get You in Trouble

You might get in trouble for doing glitches and exploits in The Callisto Protocol. The Callisto Protocol is one of the last big releases for 2022 and it's one of the most anticipated. While it appeared like it was on track to be a slam dunk with its creepy sci-fi horror atmosphere, immense amounts of gore, and unique premise, it doesn't seem to be an instant hit. Upon launch, The Callisto ...read more

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The Elder Scrolls 6 Opening Teased

Bethesda Game Studios director Todd Howard has teased the opening of The Elder Scrolls 6 during a recent interview. The opening of Skyrim is iconic in video game circles, so to say there's more anticipation than normal to see the opening of The Elder Scrolls 6 compared to other games is definitely not an overstatement. What the opening will be, where it will take place, and whether it will ...read more

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Microsoft Is Ready to Fight For Its $69 Billion Activision Deal

Microsoft is prepared to fight in court to ensure its $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard goes through, should the US Federal Trade Commission attempt to block the deal. That’s according to a new report by Bloomberg, which cites a person familiar with the matter. The claim follows the recent publication of a Politico report which alleged that the FTC was “likely to file an ...read more

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Cyberpunk 2077 To Receive A Game Of The Year Edition In 2023

Cyberpunk 2077 Game of the Year Edition is on its way to land in 2023, according to CD Projekt Red's CEO Adam Kicinski, who stated in an investor meeting that the company plans to release a GOTY edition for Cyberpunk 2077 next year. The upcoming edition will arrive after the first-paid expansion of the title, Phantom Liberty, and another major update make their debut. Kicinski states that "it ...read more

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Xbox Leaks Major Game Ahead of Reveal

Xbox has accidentally leaked a new game ahead of its reveal, but unfortunately, it has leaked next to no details about said game, which is presumably coming to Xbox Series X|S, and possibly Xbox One as well. The leak comes straight from the Microsoft Store, but there's no name. How do we know it's a major release? Well, there are two tells. The first is the publisher. The listing reveals the ...read more

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Halo Infinite’s multiplayer director has quit 343

Halo Infinite’s multiplayer creative director is leaving the studio, he’s announced. Tom French shared the news in a tweet on Friday, writing: “After over 11 1/2 years on Halo, I step out of my Spartan armor for the last time today to head off to new adventures. “It’s been a massive honor to have been part of a game I loved so much as a player and admired so much as a developer. I ...read more

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Warframe Gets Cross-Platform Multiplayer

Developer Digital Extremes has announced that free-to-play MMORPG Warframe now has cross-platform multiplayer on PC, Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch. The announcement was made on Twitter alongside a small new trailer. Check it out below. While cross-platform multiplayer is now available, the studio has also stated that Warframe will also get cross-save in the future, which will ...read more

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Tekken 8 Officially Confirmed for The Game Awards

The Game Awards are approaching, and as the event draws nearer, we’re beginning to get more details on what games will be getting announcements and new premieres on the day. Recently, it was reported that Tekken 8 would one of those games, and now, that’s been officially confirmed. Taking to Twitter via the official Twitter account, Bandai Namco has announced that Tekken 8 will be taking ...read more

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The Callisto Protocol Warns Glitching Could Get You in Trouble

You might get in trouble for doing glitches and exploits in The Callisto Protocol. The Callisto Protocol is one of the last big releases for 2022 and it's one of the most anticipated. While it appeared like it was on track to be a slam dunk with its creepy sci-fi horror atmosphere, immense amounts of gore, and unique premise, it doesn't seem to be an instant hit. Upon launch, The Callisto ...read more

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Cyberpunk 2077 To Receive A Game Of The Year Edition In 2023

Cyberpunk 2077 Game of the Year Edition is on its way to land in 2023, according to CD Projekt Red's CEO Adam Kicinski, who stated in an investor meeting that the company plans to release a GOTY edition for Cyberpunk 2077 next year. The upcoming edition will arrive after the first-paid expansion of the title, Phantom Liberty, and another major update make their debut. Kicinski states that "it ...read more

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Warframe Gets Cross-Platform Multiplayer

Developer Digital Extremes has announced that free-to-play MMORPG Warframe now has cross-platform multiplayer on PC, Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch. The announcement was made on Twitter alongside a small new trailer. Check it out below. While cross-platform multiplayer is now available, the studio has also stated that Warframe will also get cross-save in the future, which will ...read more

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Tekken 8 Officially Confirmed for The Game Awards

The Game Awards are approaching, and as the event draws nearer, we’re beginning to get more details on what games will be getting announcements and new premieres on the day. Recently, it was reported that Tekken 8 would one of those games, and now, that’s been officially confirmed. Taking to Twitter via the official Twitter account, Bandai Namco has announced that Tekken 8 will be taking ...read more

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GTA Online Leak Reveals Long-Awaited Feature Is Coming Soon

A new GTA Online leak has revealed that a long-awaited feature is coming to the online mode of Grand Theft Auto 5. The feature in question is a fairly basic feature that's been a staple of open-world games for many years, yet is not in GTA Online, at least not to its fullest extent. The leak comes the way of a GTA dataminer who goes by the name Gaming Detective over on Twitter. While digging ...read more

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 PSP Port Spotted On The PlayStation Store

The PSP version of Star Wars Battlefront 2 has popped up on the PlayStation Store, implying that it'll soon be added to PlayStation Plus Premium's selection of PSP games. Although Star Wars Battlefront 2 has had one of the greatest recovery stories in gaming history (yes, I said it), there are many fans of the series who long for the simpler days. Days when Battlefront 2 didn't conjure up ...read more

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NetherRealm Studios’ Next Game Won’t be Announced at The Game Awards

Multiple leaks and teases over the course of nearly a year and a half have suggested that NetherRealm Studios’ next game is going to be Mortal Kombat 12, while studio founder and creative director Ed Boon has also confirmed that it’ll be either that or Injustice 3. With Mortal Kombat 11 being over three years old at this point, many have wondered when it’ll be time for the developer to ...read more

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Hideo Kojima's New Game Could Be Revealed Next Week

Legendary game developer Hideo Kojima continues to tease the next project from Kojima Productions, and it's looking increasingly likely that the game will be revealed at The Game Awards on December 8. Hideo Kojima has long had a strong relationship with Game Awards host Geoff Keighley, and so it makes sense that Keighley's awards show would be used as the platform for Kojima to unveil his next ...read more

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Mario Kart 8 Booster Course Pass Inspires Hope for Mario Maker 2

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is one of the most successful Nintendo games of all time, still taking the number one spot on the highest-selling Switch games, five whole years after its release. To capitalize on the continued success of the game, Nintendo launched a multi-stage DLC expansion called the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass, which is set to add another 48 tracks to the game by the end of ...read more

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Warframe Gets Cross-Platform Multiplayer

Developer Digital Extremes has announced that free-to-play MMORPG Warframe now has cross-platform multiplayer on PC, Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch. The announcement was made on Twitter alongside a small new trailer. Check it out below. While cross-platform multiplayer is now available, the studio has also stated that Warframe will also get cross-save in the future, which will ...read more

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Digimon Survive Sells Over 500,000 Units Worldwide

After launching in July for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC, Bandai Namco’s Digimon Survive has sold over 500,000 units worldwide. The publisher revealed the news on Twitter and thanked fans for supporting its games. Digimon Survive has been in development for years, with Witchcraft at the helm before HYDE took over after several delays. It focuses on a new cast of teenagers, with ...read more

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Nintendo Says Its Mobile Games Aren't Meant To Make Money

Nintendo seems unconcerned by its declining mobile profits, with the company recently going on record to state that its mobile games aren't meant to make money in the first place. The Japanese gaming giant shared its comments on the matter shortly after shutting down Dragalia Lost in late November, which was the third mobile game that it discontinued in the last four years. Nintendo spent ...read more

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Rumor: Borderlands 3 Could Be Coming to the Nintendo Switch

Borderlands 3 may finally be on its way to Nintendo Switch, rumors suggest. While this is likely exciting news for some gamers, this is not the first time people have suggested a Borderlands 3 port might materialize. If Borderlands 3 does reach the Nintendo Switch, it would not be a first for the franchise. Mainline entries from the series landed in Nintendo waters previously, in the form of a ...read more

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Free Sonic Frontiers DLC will include new story content

Sega has confirmed the Sonic Frontiers content roadmap for next year. The publisher said on Wednesday that it plans to release three free DLC updates for the game in 2023. While it said its plans are subject to change, the first DLC update is currently set to include a photo mode, juke box and new challenge modes. The second update will include “Sonic’s Birthday”, an open zone ...read more

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Nintendo Shuts Down Smash World Tour Championships

The organizers of the Smash World Tour have announced that both the Smash World Tour 2022 Finals and 2023 events have been canceled due to licensing issues with Nintendo. The Championships were held without an official license thus far, however, Nintendo informed third-party organizers that they could no longer operate future events. "Without any warning, we received notice the night before ...read more

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Nintendo Looking to Hire for Future Animated Projects

While The Super Mario Bros. Movie won't be released until early next year, Nintendo has big plans for future animated projects. The company's official Japanese Twitter account has revealed that Nintendo Pictures is currently looking for applicants for its animated projects. It will likely be some time before any of these come to fruition, but it seems Nintendo has big plans to expand further into ...read more

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Portal 3 Seems Likelier Than Ever Following New Development

Portal 3 may actually be a real possibility now following a new development. As you likely know, Valve pretty much avoids the number three like the plague. It's a big gag following the fact Half-Life 3 never came to be despite many reported attempts and while it seems like it could happen now after the success and ending of Half-Life: Alyx, we have no idea if it will ever actually happen. This ...read more

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The Callisto Protocol Warns Glitching Could Get You in Trouble

You might get in trouble for doing glitches and exploits in The Callisto Protocol. The Callisto Protocol is one of the last big releases for 2022 and it's one of the most anticipated. While it appeared like it was on track to be a slam dunk with its creepy sci-fi horror atmosphere, immense amounts of gore, and unique premise, it doesn't seem to be an instant hit. Upon launch, The Callisto ...read more

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Microsoft Is Ready to Fight For Its $69 Billion Activision Deal

Microsoft is prepared to fight in court to ensure its $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard goes through, should the US Federal Trade Commission attempt to block the deal. That’s according to a new report by Bloomberg, which cites a person familiar with the matter. The claim follows the recent publication of a Politico report which alleged that the FTC was “likely to file an ...read more

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Cyberpunk 2077 To Receive A Game Of The Year Edition In 2023

Cyberpunk 2077 Game of the Year Edition is on its way to land in 2023, according to CD Projekt Red's CEO Adam Kicinski, who stated in an investor meeting that the company plans to release a GOTY edition for Cyberpunk 2077 next year. The upcoming edition will arrive after the first-paid expansion of the title, Phantom Liberty, and another major update make their debut. Kicinski states that "it ...read more

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Halo Infinite’s multiplayer director has quit 343

Halo Infinite’s multiplayer creative director is leaving the studio, he’s announced. Tom French shared the news in a tweet on Friday, writing: “After over 11 1/2 years on Halo, I step out of my Spartan armor for the last time today to head off to new adventures. “It’s been a massive honor to have been part of a game I loved so much as a player and admired so much as a developer. I ...read more

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Warframe Gets Cross-Platform Multiplayer

Developer Digital Extremes has announced that free-to-play MMORPG Warframe now has cross-platform multiplayer on PC, Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch. The announcement was made on Twitter alongside a small new trailer. Check it out below. While cross-platform multiplayer is now available, the studio has also stated that Warframe will also get cross-save in the future, which will ...read more

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Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader Alpha Starts on December 7

Developer Owlcat Games has announced that its upcoming RPG, Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, will be kicking off its alpha test on December 7. The studio hasn’t yet elaborated on how much of Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader will be available to play during the alpha. Announced over Twitter, the studio has stated that to get access to the alpha, players will have to buy the game’s ...read more

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The Callisto Protocol Developer Responds to Issues

The Callisto Protocol developer Striking Distance Studios has responded to the complaints regarding the game's performance issues following negative user reviews. The Callisto Protocol is one of the last big games of 2022 and subsequently one of the most anticipated. It's the first game from Striking Distance Studios, a developer founded by Dead Space creator Glen Schofield. With a name like that ...read more

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Twitch battles hate raids with new emergency 'Shield Mode'

Twitch is introducing a new safety measure(opens in new tab) to protect its streamers against hate raids and other forms of mass harassment. Shield Mode is a one-click emergency button that allows streamers and mods to instantly apply a host of safety tools, both new and existing on the platform. These settings can be tweaked and customised in advance and then implemented at the push of a ...read more

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Netflix Aims To Be 'Big Leader' In Video Games

It's not some sort of side quest. Netflix is taking gaming seriously, according to Vox. Reed Hastings, the streaming service's co-founder and co-CEO, spoke at the New York Times Dealbook conference today and reinforced the company's expansion into video games. Hastings apparently was asked about Netflix looking into live sports. He replied, "Talk to us after we're a big leader in games. We ...read more

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Hive: Twitter Replacement Takes Itself Offline Due to Security Concern

Popular Twitter replacement app, Hive, has gone offline due to various security concerns that need to be patched up. Over the last month or so, many have been looking for a Twitter-like app that can fulfill a similar feeling that the popular app provides. Short and sweet posts, a digestible timeline, the ability to quickly fire off a thought and have others easily respond, and so on. The reason ...read more

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Australian Government Files Bill To Limit Loot Boxes

Australia has long upheld some of the strictest game rating classifications on the planet, though a new bill just filed in Parliament will impose further restrictions on games with loot boxes. As reported by Games Industry.biz, the new legislation will amend the strict Australian Classification Board guidelines further, labeling any game with loot boxes to be R18+, Australia's equivalent to the ...read more

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Netflix Is Working On A New Triple-A PC Game

A new job listing from Netflix has confirmed the company is searching for a game director to work on a new triple-A PC game at its LA studio, led by former Overwatch producer Chacko Sonny. The game is said to be a live service shooter, as the applicant must have a deep understanding of directing live operations. "We’re looking for a creative and highly-skilled Game Director to help us forge ...read more

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UK regulator investigating Apple, Google ‘duopoly on mobile ecosystems

UK watchdog the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an in-depth investigation into the dominance of the mobile ecosystems operated by Apple and Google. It follows the June publication of its Mobile Ecosystem Market Study, which found that the companies “have an effective duopoly… that allows them to exercise a stranglehold over operating systems, app stores and web ...read more

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Google Paid Activision $360 Million to Not Compete, Epic Says

Google has reportedly spent hundreds of millions of dollars on deals with leading developers in an effort to dissuade them from launching their own app stores on Android. The revelation comes from a newly unredacted copy of Epic's 2020 lawsuit against Google, reviewed by Reuters. According to the site, the documents showed that Google paid Activision Blizzard $360 million over three years ...read more

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Nvidia Is Being Sued Following Issues With the 16-Pin Connector

Graphics card manufacturer Nvidia now faces legal action over the allegedly defective power connector for its RTX 4090 GPUs. This comes after multiple users have had their 16-pin connectors melt after plugging into Nvidia’s high-end graphics card. Nvidia released the RTX 4090 on October 12 as the company’s newest flagship graphics card. With an MSRP of $1,599 US, it is one of the priciest ...read more

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Path of Exile: The Forbidden Sanctum Gameplay Revealed

Grinding Gear Games has revealed The Forbidden Sanctum, the next expansion and Challenge League for Path of Exile. It sees players venturing into the Sanctum below the Fellshrine Ruins, with a few rooms and their rewards revealed. As you progress, your Resolve reduces, and the run ends. There are four floors in total to explore. As you explore, there will be some rooms that restore some ...read more

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Tekken 8 Video Potentially Leaks Return of Two Characters

Tekken 8 is on the way just as the new Street Fighter 6 is, and though little has been said on the former, we may have inadvertently gotten a look at some confirmed characters coming to Tekken 8 that hadn't formally been announced yet. Based on footage depicting motion capture work that went into the development of the game, it seems as though players can expect Yoshitmitsu and the raptor-like ...read more

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PS5 Update Finally Adds PlayStation Tournaments

On November 29, PlayStation announced that PS5 players can take part in official video game tournaments via a new console feature that launched this week. As part of the feature's launch, PS5 players will also be eligible to compete in up to three compatible games to win cash and PlayStation peripherals for a limited time. Between the upcoming December PS Plus games and new collectible rewards ...read more

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Two Point Campus is going into space

Two Point Cam(opens in new tab)pus is going into space next week, sort of, with the release of Space Academy(opens in new tab), the first major DLC release for the not-entirely-serious school management sim. The expansion will add three new campus locations to the game, along with six new student archetypes, six courses and classrooms, and other new features. Space Academy isn't an entirely ...read more

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Dead Island 2 Teaser Released Ahead of Gameplay Reveal

Dead Island 2 gameplay will soon be revealed by Deep Silver, and ahead of that reveal, we've gotten a teaser for the footage through an unexpected medium – a live-action clip. Deep Silver and developer Dambuster Studios have said now that the reveal will consist of a live-action film called "Another Day in HELL-A" which is where today's teaser comes from. For those looking for actual footage ...read more

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Goodbye Volcano High Delayed to Summer 2023, New Trailer Released

In a press release, the developer said the delay was due to COVID-19 and the “ambitious scope of work.” “We care about this game and the story we’re telling so much and want to deliver something that is in line with what we’ve always envisioned. It’s what you deserve! We understand this delay might be disappointing, but we are confident this is the right decision and that it will be ...read more

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Street Fighter 6 – E. Honda Theme Music Revealed

Street Fighter 6 will launch with a roster of 18 playable fighters, featuring a healthy mix of newcomers and series veterans, and as we get closer to its 2023 launch, Capcom is beginning to shine the spotlight on each of those fighters. Part of that has come with the consistent reveals of their individual music themes, and another one of those has now arrived. Capcom has uploaded the main ...read more

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Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion Receives Story-Heavy Trailer

Square Enix has released a new trailer for Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion, which launches in two weeks for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, PC, and Nintendo Switch. It’s pretty heavy on spoilers, so those going on blind should beware. For fans of the original release, however, it showcases how good the remaster looks. Of course, as always, calling Reunion a “remaster” is ...read more

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