Leaked PlayStation Research Explains Single-Player Games are Thriving

In leaked PlayStation internal data, we learn about how the PS5's "Activities" feature came to be and that single-player games are thriving. In a report from Vice, leaked internal PlayStation data shows that single-player games are thriving. The data also breaks down how the PlayStation 5’s “Activities” section came to be. In regards to single-player games, PlayStation points out ...read more

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Cyberpunk 2077 preorders 'visibly higher' than any Witcher game

During CD Projekt Red's Q3 2020 earnings call, the one where the company assured shareholders the game was really, really going to release on December 10, the company's chief financial officer Piotr Nielubowicz disclosed an interesting tidbit about the volume of Cyberpunk 2077 preorders, calling them "visibly higher" than any Witcher title, referring to a slide that was shown during the earnings ...read more

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Nintendo Switch Update Adds Switch Online Hub, Better Cloud Saves

Nintendo Switch update 11.0.0 is here, and the latest numbered update makes some big additions. The main one is the addition of a Nintendo Switch Online hub on the main page, but there's plenty of other stuff to dig into. The new "Nintendo Switch Online" hub button appears on the home screen next to News, and it collects together all of Online's functions and services into one place. This ...read more

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Black Ops Cold War update lets players level up weapons faster

Treyarch has released a new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War update which increases weapon XP earn rates. Players can now level up weapons and unlock attachments faster than was previously the case in both multiplayer and Zombies. The game’s latest update also fixes an issue in Zombies that resulted in lower-than-targeted Weapon XP earn rates, and closes an out-of-bounds gap that enabled ...read more

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The PlayStation Store has launched its ‘End of Year Deals’ promotion

Sony Interactive Entertainment has launched an ‘End of Year Deals’ promotion on the PlayStation Store. Available now in Europe and “rolling out shortly” in the Americas, the promotion features savings of up to 70% on selected titles until December 22 at 11.59pm PT/UK. In Europe, the promotion currently offers discounts on 479 products, including:

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New Monster Hunter Spot Highlights the Movie's Monsters

The official Monster Hunter Twitter account has released a new spot for the upcoming adaptation, compiling some of the monsters that fans can expect to see when the film releases in theaters next month. The spot predominantly focuses on some of the more intimidating creatures that will be seen in the movie, including Cephalos, Diablos, and Nerscylla. The spot also features stars Milla Jonovich ...read more

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Black Ops Cold War Leak Reveals New Maps, Including Christmas Nuketown

A huge new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War leak has revealed some of the content Treyarch is adding to the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC game for Season 1. The new leak comes courtesy of the game's files, or more specifically, the files of a Season 1 Starter Pack that was datamined earlier today. So far, the datamining effort has most notably revealed several new maps ...read more

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New Xbox Series S Video Shows the System Running PS2 Games

The Xbox Series X/S hardware is known for its backwards compatibility, but some players are finding that the system is even compatible with games outside of the Xbox console family. Modern Vintage Gamer on YouTube has uploaded a video on the platform that shows a number of PS2 games running on the Xbox Series S hardware. The YouTuber is able to showcase games like God of War, Metal Gear Solid 2: ...read more

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Cyberpunk 2077 preorders 'visibly higher' than any Witcher game

During CD Projekt Red's Q3 2020 earnings call, the one where the company assured shareholders the game was really, really going to release on December 10, the company's chief financial officer Piotr Nielubowicz disclosed an interesting tidbit about the volume of Cyberpunk 2077 preorders, calling them "visibly higher" than any Witcher title, referring to a slide that was shown during the earnings ...read more

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Black Ops Cold War update lets players level up weapons faster

Treyarch has released a new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War update which increases weapon XP earn rates. Players can now level up weapons and unlock attachments faster than was previously the case in both multiplayer and Zombies. The game’s latest update also fixes an issue in Zombies that resulted in lower-than-targeted Weapon XP earn rates, and closes an out-of-bounds gap that enabled ...read more

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Black Ops Cold War Leak Reveals New Maps, Including Christmas Nuketown

A huge new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War leak has revealed some of the content Treyarch is adding to the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC game for Season 1. The new leak comes courtesy of the game's files, or more specifically, the files of a Season 1 Starter Pack that was datamined earlier today. So far, the datamining effort has most notably revealed several new maps ...read more

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New Xbox Series S Video Shows the System Running PS2 Games

The Xbox Series X/S hardware is known for its backwards compatibility, but some players are finding that the system is even compatible with games outside of the Xbox console family. Modern Vintage Gamer on YouTube has uploaded a video on the platform that shows a number of PS2 games running on the Xbox Series S hardware. The YouTuber is able to showcase games like God of War, Metal Gear Solid 2: ...read more

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Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer is a ‘standalone product’

CD Projekt Red has revealed more information about the Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer component that’s due to arrive sometime after the main game’s launch. Joint CEO at CD Projekt Red, Adam Kicinski, explained during the studio’s latest earnings briefing that calling the multiplayer facet of the game a ‘mode’ is, in fact, something of a misnomer. According to Kicinski, CD Projekt Red ...read more

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Halo Infinite Dev Responds To Battle Royale Rumors

Halo's community director has responded to a new rumor about Halo Infinite, and he's shut it down. Recently, a rumor appeared that claimed one part of Microsoft's long-term vision for Halo Infinite would be to add a battle royale mode in 2021. Brian Jarrard, the community director at 343 Industries, responded to this scuttlebutt with a tweet. "Nothing gets a post-holiday Monday going like ...read more

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Battlefield 6 Reveal Hinted at in New Report

Details regarding Battlefield VI remain sparse at this time, but it seems that a possible reveal for the game might be coming in the spring of 2021. That revelation comes from industry insider Tom Henderson on Twitter, who claims that the next installment in the series should prove to be something that fans have been hoping for. As with all leaks and rumors, readers should take this with a grain ...read more

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Cyberpunk 2077 Apparently Runs Well on Last-Gen Consoles

Last-gen versions of Cyberpunk 2077 have apparently exceeded performance expectations according to a CDPR CEO The last delay for Cyberpunk 2077 was because the game’s last-gen versions on the PS4 and Xbox One needed more work. That shouldn’t be too surprising; when the game was revealed in 2018 many wondered if either console could handle such a detailed world. But as last week’s footage ...read more

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Leaked PlayStation Research Explains Single-Player Games are Thriving

In leaked PlayStation internal data, we learn about how the PS5's "Activities" feature came to be and that single-player games are thriving. In a report from Vice, leaked internal PlayStation data shows that single-player games are thriving. The data also breaks down how the PlayStation 5’s “Activities” section came to be. In regards to single-player games, PlayStation points out ...read more

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Cyberpunk 2077 preorders 'visibly higher' than any Witcher game

During CD Projekt Red's Q3 2020 earnings call, the one where the company assured shareholders the game was really, really going to release on December 10, the company's chief financial officer Piotr Nielubowicz disclosed an interesting tidbit about the volume of Cyberpunk 2077 preorders, calling them "visibly higher" than any Witcher title, referring to a slide that was shown during the earnings ...read more

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Black Ops Cold War update lets players level up weapons faster

Treyarch has released a new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War update which increases weapon XP earn rates. Players can now level up weapons and unlock attachments faster than was previously the case in both multiplayer and Zombies. The game’s latest update also fixes an issue in Zombies that resulted in lower-than-targeted Weapon XP earn rates, and closes an out-of-bounds gap that enabled ...read more

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The PlayStation Store has launched its ‘End of Year Deals’ promotion

Sony Interactive Entertainment has launched an ‘End of Year Deals’ promotion on the PlayStation Store. Available now in Europe and “rolling out shortly” in the Americas, the promotion features savings of up to 70% on selected titles until December 22 at 11.59pm PT/UK. In Europe, the promotion currently offers discounts on 479 products, including:

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Black Ops Cold War Leak Reveals New Maps, Including Christmas Nuketown

A huge new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War leak has revealed some of the content Treyarch is adding to the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC game for Season 1. The new leak comes courtesy of the game's files, or more specifically, the files of a Season 1 Starter Pack that was datamined earlier today. So far, the datamining effort has most notably revealed several new maps ...read more

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Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer is a ‘standalone product’

CD Projekt Red has revealed more information about the Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer component that’s due to arrive sometime after the main game’s launch. Joint CEO at CD Projekt Red, Adam Kicinski, explained during the studio’s latest earnings briefing that calling the multiplayer facet of the game a ‘mode’ is, in fact, something of a misnomer. According to Kicinski, CD Projekt Red ...read more

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PS5 Breaks Record for UK’s Biggest Console Launch – Rumor

It’s no secret that PlayStation 5 is a massive success. Sony outright confirmed that it was the company’s biggest console launch ever and that demand was “unprecedented.” However, it also seems that the next-gen console broke console launch records in the UK as well. This is according to VideoGamesChronicle, which cites publishing sources that it spoke to. Launch sales have reportedly ...read more

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Battlefield 6 Reveal Hinted at in New Report

Details regarding Battlefield VI remain sparse at this time, but it seems that a possible reveal for the game might be coming in the spring of 2021. That revelation comes from industry insider Tom Henderson on Twitter, who claims that the next installment in the series should prove to be something that fans have been hoping for. As with all leaks and rumors, readers should take this with a grain ...read more

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Nintendo Switch Update Adds Switch Online Hub, Better Cloud Saves

Nintendo Switch update 11.0.0 is here, and the latest numbered update makes some big additions. The main one is the addition of a Nintendo Switch Online hub on the main page, but there's plenty of other stuff to dig into. The new "Nintendo Switch Online" hub button appears on the home screen next to News, and it collects together all of Online's functions and services into one place. This ...read more

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DOOM Eternal is Finally Heading to the Nintendo Switch Next Week

DOOM Eternal isn't canceled for Switch after all and is set to launch on December 8. After months of silence regarding the Switch port of DOOM Eternal, Bethesda and id Software has today finally announced when this year’s highly-regarded shooter will be heading to the Nintendo platform. Revealed alongside a new trailer, DOOM Eternal will finally be landing on Switch one week from tomorrow ...read more

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New Nintendo Switch Report Has Fans Hyped for Next Year

A new Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite rumor has fans hyped for 2021, teasing a mega year for the console and teasing new games from series like Zelda, Mario, Fire Emblem, Pokemon, Monster Hunter, Kirby, and more. If you remove Animal Crossing: New Horizons from the equation, 2020 has been a relatively quiet year for Nintendo, at least compared to previous years. In addition to shipping ...read more

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Mario Sports Game Rumored to Release Soon on Nintendo Switch

According to a notable leaker, Camelot is working on a new Mario sports title that could be releasing sometime soon on the Switch. So far, we have only received one Mario Sports title on the Nintendo Switch. Usually, Nintendo likes to provide a plethora of sports titles on their successful hardware. A new game might be coming soon according to a notable Nintendo leaker. Zippo, a leaker who ...read more

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Super Mario Maker Wii U Online Services Discontinued After March 31

The death of Mario on March 31st continues as Nintendo discontinues online services for Super Mario Maker on Wii U. In a post from Nintendo Support, online services for the Wii U’s Super Mario Maker will be discontinued after March 31, 2021. This means you won’t be able to upload courses and use the Super Mario Maker Bookmark site. Additionally, the option to look up bookmarked courses ...read more

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Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course Delayed to 2021

Studio MDHR detailed that in light of the challenges presented by development during COVID-19, the upcoming DLC for Cuphead has been delayed. Thanks to its charming visuals and atmospheres straight out of classic animation, Cuphead has been one of the more distinct titles to arrive in the past few years, with the game now available across consoles and PC (most recently coming to PS4 this ...read more

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A Sealed Copy Of Super Mario Bros. 3 Just Broke Records At Auction

Super Mario Bros. 3 is widely regarded as one of the best platformers of all time, and at least one game collector believes it's worth more than any other game in history. Heritage Auctions has announced that a sealed, boxed copy of Super Mario Bros. 3 for the NES has been sold at auction for $156,000--making it the most expensive single video game purchase ever made. The previous record was ...read more

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Doom Eternal on Switch Will Now Be Digital-Only

Players looking forward to picking up a physical Switch copy of Doom Eternal are going to be a little disappointed now that its digital-only. It has been a while since we last heard an update on Doom Eternal for the Nintendo Switch. We knew it was coming, just not when it was coming. We have finely gotten an update and it might not be a good one for players looking forward to snagging a ...read more

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Cyberpunk 2077 preorders 'visibly higher' than any Witcher game

During CD Projekt Red's Q3 2020 earnings call, the one where the company assured shareholders the game was really, really going to release on December 10, the company's chief financial officer Piotr Nielubowicz disclosed an interesting tidbit about the volume of Cyberpunk 2077 preorders, calling them "visibly higher" than any Witcher title, referring to a slide that was shown during the earnings ...read more

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Black Ops Cold War update lets players level up weapons faster

Treyarch has released a new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War update which increases weapon XP earn rates. Players can now level up weapons and unlock attachments faster than was previously the case in both multiplayer and Zombies. The game’s latest update also fixes an issue in Zombies that resulted in lower-than-targeted Weapon XP earn rates, and closes an out-of-bounds gap that enabled ...read more

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Black Ops Cold War Leak Reveals New Maps, Including Christmas Nuketown

A huge new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War leak has revealed some of the content Treyarch is adding to the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC game for Season 1. The new leak comes courtesy of the game's files, or more specifically, the files of a Season 1 Starter Pack that was datamined earlier today. So far, the datamining effort has most notably revealed several new maps ...read more

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Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer is a ‘standalone product’

CD Projekt Red has revealed more information about the Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer component that’s due to arrive sometime after the main game’s launch. Joint CEO at CD Projekt Red, Adam Kicinski, explained during the studio’s latest earnings briefing that calling the multiplayer facet of the game a ‘mode’ is, in fact, something of a misnomer. According to Kicinski, CD Projekt Red ...read more

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VR support coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator in December

Microsoft Flight Simulator will receive VR support via a new update on December 22, 2020, ahead of a big new UK update landing in January. Microsoft and developer Asobo have announced a couple of new updates that are set to arrive in its flagship simulation title, Microsoft Flight Simulator, in a developer Q&A on Twitch. According to the company, VR will be added via the free Sim Update 2 ...read more

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Assassins Creed Valhalla Mods Are Letting Players Avoid Paying For DLC

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla players have found a way to skirt the system in Ubisoft's latest open-world adventure. Using a script editor, they've managed to add any cosmetic item they want to their inventory, including those you'd normally have to pay real-world money for. They've even managed to unlock as-of-yet unreleased premium items. A user detailed how to pull the digital heist off over ...read more

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Battlefield 6 Reveal Hinted at in New Report

Details regarding Battlefield VI remain sparse at this time, but it seems that a possible reveal for the game might be coming in the spring of 2021. That revelation comes from industry insider Tom Henderson on Twitter, who claims that the next installment in the series should prove to be something that fans have been hoping for. As with all leaks and rumors, readers should take this with a grain ...read more

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People Can Fly Has Two More AAA Games Coming Down the Pipeline

While all the focus is likely on the upcoming Outriders' launch, the team at People Can Fly has confirmed that they have two more AAA in the works. People Can Fly is hard at work on wrapping up Outriders for its early February release. However, the team doesn’t look to be taking much of a rest once it ships. They’re currently working on two new AAA projects; one of which we learned about ...read more

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First Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Production Details Reportedly Revealed

In case you somehow missed it, a sequel to the Sonic the Hedgehog movie from earlier this year is on the way, and now the first production details for the project have seemingly been revealed thanks to some documents from Creative BC Film Commission, the agency that sort of oversees and supports creative productions in British Columbia. It seems like we can expect to start learning even more in ...read more

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Xbox Series X Controllers Will Work On Apple Devices Soon

According to Apple, you will be able to use Xbox Series X controllers on iPads, iPhones, Apple TVs, and Macs. Apple's support page updated with a sentence, stating, "Microsoft and Apple are working together to bring compatibility for the Xbox Series X controller to customers in a future update." Apple currently supports Xbox Wireless controller, Xbox Elite Wireless Series 2 controller, Xbox ...read more

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Google Stadia iOS Beta is Coming Soon Via a Web App

After releasing almost a year ago, Google Stadia will start rolling out a better for iOS users through a web app instead of the App Store. In a report from Polygon, an iOS beta for Google Stadia is coming soon. Google has also detailed some pre-order bonuses for Cyberpunk 2077 and other upcoming games. Within the next couple of weeks, Google will roll out the iOS beta through a web app. Doing ...read more

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Apple Announces Big Change to the App Store

Apple has announced the App Store Small Business Program, which will allow App Store developers that make less than $1 million in annual sales eligible for a reduction in Apple's current commission rate. Typically, Apple takes 30% on all sales and in-app purchases, but the new policy will cut that number down to 15% for smaller developers and App manufacturers. This is a very big reduction, and ...read more

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The Game Awards 2020 Nominees Revealed

With this year’s edition of The Game Awards quickly approaching, those planning on casting their votes in the annual gaming awards show now know what categories they’ll be voting in and what games they’ll be voting for. The Game Awards producer and host Geoff Keighley announced the different categories for this year’s show as well as the games, developers, and individuals who are eligible ...read more

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Xbox App Upcoming Update Bringing Custom Gamerpics and Game Library

The update may be heading to iOS soon. If you received an Xbox Series X / S console last week, you’ll have no doubt been instructed to download the mobile phone application to help with setting the console up. Now, those with access to the beta testing of the iOS version of the app appear to be trying out some new features that could be heading to the app soon. The current state of the ...read more

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Capcom Publishes Official Statement on Ransomware Cyber Attack

Capcom published a new statement regarding the November 2 ransomware cyber attack, most notably listing potential personal data breaches. Capcom on November 16 issued an official statement regarding the ransomware cyber attack it has been targeted by. In the statement (Japanese, English) Capcom most notably started with an apology. While Capcom previously stated on November 4: “There is no ...read more

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Google Photos Will No Longer Offer Free and Unlimited Storage

Google Photos won’t be the free-and-easy picture backup service it once was. As The Verge reports, Google has revealed that Photos will no longer offer free, unlimited storage at “High Quality” (that is, slightly compressed) to all users as of June 1, 2021. The pictures you take will count toward your Drive storage limit, and you’ll need to subscribe to Google One if you’re running out ...read more

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New Monster Hunter Spot Highlights the Movie's Monsters

The official Monster Hunter Twitter account has released a new spot for the upcoming adaptation, compiling some of the monsters that fans can expect to see when the film releases in theaters next month. The spot predominantly focuses on some of the more intimidating creatures that will be seen in the movie, including Cephalos, Diablos, and Nerscylla. The spot also features stars Milla Jonovich ...read more

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DOOM Eternal is Finally Heading to the Nintendo Switch Next Week

DOOM Eternal isn't canceled for Switch after all and is set to launch on December 8. After months of silence regarding the Switch port of DOOM Eternal, Bethesda and id Software has today finally announced when this year’s highly-regarded shooter will be heading to the Nintendo platform. Revealed alongside a new trailer, DOOM Eternal will finally be landing on Switch one week from tomorrow ...read more

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Soul Calibur VI Reveals Classic Soul Edge Fighter Hwang in New Trailer

Hwang first made his debut in Soul Edge. Now the warrior of light and wielder of the Chinese sword makes his return in Soul Calibur VI. Hwang, who made his debut in Soul Edge and (including that first appearance) has only been playable in three main Soul games, finally makes his triumphant return in Soul Calibur VI. He’s also the fighter who served as the basis for Yun-Seong, another wielder ...read more

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Apex Legends Kicks Off the Holo-Day Bash Event December 1

Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash is here and it includes weekly cosmetics sales, the return of a fan-favorite mode, and tons of new wintery cosmetics. With the holiday season on the horizon, Apex Legends is getting into the spirit of the season. The Holo-Day Bash event runs throughout December and features all kinds of content. Between new cosmetics, a month’s worth of sales, and the return of a ...read more

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Cyberpunk 2077 Shows Off Nearly 7 Minutes of PlayStation Footage

Cyberpunk 2077 finally gets some PlayStation footage. Check out almost seven minutes of PS4 Pro and PS5 (via backward compatibility) gameplay. The Cyberpunk 2077 release date is very quickly approaching. It won’t be long before players around the globe are booting up their various systems to hop into Night City. For the most part, pre-release footage has shown off what the game looks like on ...read more

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Tomb Raider Reloaded Announced

Square Enix today revealed a new installment in the popular Tomb Raider franchise called Tomb Raider Reloaded. Rather than being straight-up sequel to the most recent Tomb Raider video games, Reloaded is a free-to-play, action arcade video game coming to mobile next year. It is developed by Emerald City Games (G.I. Joe: War on Cobra, Lionheart: Dark Moon) and published by Square Enix London ...read more

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Cyberpunk 2077 With Ray-Tracing, DLSS Highlighted in New Video

CD Projekt RED has been showcasing quite a bit of Cyberpunk 2077 with ray-tracing enabled, revealing just how much more immersive Night City looks with realistic reflections. A new behind the scenes video has been released which discusses the benefits of ray-tracing and DLSS for PC players. Check it out below. The gameplay here has been captured on the GeForce RTX 30 series. Yesterday, the ...read more

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Cyberpunk 2077 PC specs revealed for 1080p, 1440p, and 4K gameplay

As promised, CD Projekt Red has published PC configurations aimed at 4K, RTX, and more for Cyberpunk 2077. Originally, the PC specs released for Cyberpunk 2077 offered only two sets of configurations for minimum and recommended, without indicating resolution. Today, that has changed. Below you’ll find recommended configurations for 1080p low, 1080p high, 1440p ultra, and 4K ultra ...read more

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