Call of Duty: Vanguard’s 20 multiplayer maps have been datamined

Call of Duty: Vanguard’s 20 multiplayer maps have seemingly been revealed via a datamine of the ongoing multiplayer beta. According to a known dataminer sharing his findings on Reddit, Vanguard will include 20 multiplayer maps, as well as a Zombies map and four Champions Hill game mode arenas. Developer Sledgehammer Games previously said that Vanguard’s multiplayer offering would ...read more

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Gran Turismo 7 Trailer Focuses on Porsche Cars

Gran Turismo 7 was one of several major upcoming first party games to take the stage at the PlayStation Showcase earlier this month, and with a new trailer and several subsequent updates, we’ve learned quite a bit about Polyphony Digital and Sony’s upcoming racing sim. On top of that, we’ve now also got another brief new trailer to look at. This 30-second teaser focuses entirely on ...read more

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Gas Station Simulator rockets to Steam's top 5 best sellers

Obscure simulation fans have found a new home in Gas Station Simulator, a niche sim which has quickly become one of the best-selling games on Steam, sitting comfortably at the number five spot at the time of writing. Sure, that new home is a rickety gas station in the middle of nowhere that's in desperate need of a paint job, but it's a fixer-upper, darnit. And fixing things up is a big part ...read more

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Splitgate devs want to be “the next Riot Games”

Splitgate: Arena Warfare has been around for a while, but its launch this year has seen the arena shooter – usually described as Halo meets Portal – skyrocket in popularity. Now developer 1047 Games is looking to build the Splitgate studio into “the next Riot Games” and fill the void between Quake and Fortnite. After a modestly popular start for the initial Splitgate earlier this year, ...read more

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Activision Blizzard Employees File Unfair Labor Practice Suit

Activision Blizzard faces further legal action as employees organized under ABetterABK partnered with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) to file a new lawsuit over unfair labor practices. The suit accuses Activision Blizzard of violating federal labor laws through intimidation and union busting. In a press release from the CWA, the union alleges that Activision Blizzard management is ...read more

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Halo Infinite Brutes get much-needed makeover in leaked images

When the Halo Infinite campaign was shown off in 2020, a lot of gamers were disappointed by the lackluster visuals. The build we saw a year ago was an early version, but that didn't stop the above-posted image of a Brute — one of the alien species you encounter in the Halo franchise — from going viral and becoming a hilarious meme. Craig the Brute lacked a lot of detail and it was clear ...read more

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Crysis Remastered arrives on Steam to ‘Mixed’ reviews

A year after arriving on the Epic Games Store as a timed exclusive, Crysis Remastered has finally been released on Steam – and, perhaps surprisingly, players don’t seem happy to see it. Crysis may be one of the best FPSs on PC, but it’s currently sitting on a score of ‘Mixed’ on Steam thanks to a number of issues. The original Crysis released back in 2007 and is still available on ...read more

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Splitgate is only "25% complete" says developer 1047 Games

Despite being one of the most popular games on Steam and its developer attracting a whopping $100 million in investment over the past few months, Splitgate is still only in its infancy, a new interview with 1047 Games has revealed. In an interview with TechCrunch, and with some comments to GamesBeat, game creator Ian Proulx explained where the studio wants to take the game in the future, now ...read more

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Call of Duty: Vanguard’s 20 multiplayer maps have been datamined

Call of Duty: Vanguard’s 20 multiplayer maps have seemingly been revealed via a datamine of the ongoing multiplayer beta. According to a known dataminer sharing his findings on Reddit, Vanguard will include 20 multiplayer maps, as well as a Zombies map and four Champions Hill game mode arenas. Developer Sledgehammer Games previously said that Vanguard’s multiplayer offering would ...read more

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Splitgate devs want to be “the next Riot Games”

Splitgate: Arena Warfare has been around for a while, but its launch this year has seen the arena shooter – usually described as Halo meets Portal – skyrocket in popularity. Now developer 1047 Games is looking to build the Splitgate studio into “the next Riot Games” and fill the void between Quake and Fortnite. After a modestly popular start for the initial Splitgate earlier this year, ...read more

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Halo Infinite Brutes get much-needed makeover in leaked images

When the Halo Infinite campaign was shown off in 2020, a lot of gamers were disappointed by the lackluster visuals. The build we saw a year ago was an early version, but that didn't stop the above-posted image of a Brute — one of the alien species you encounter in the Halo franchise — from going viral and becoming a hilarious meme. Craig the Brute lacked a lot of detail and it was clear ...read more

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Splitgate is only "25% complete" says developer 1047 Games

Despite being one of the most popular games on Steam and its developer attracting a whopping $100 million in investment over the past few months, Splitgate is still only in its infancy, a new interview with 1047 Games has revealed. In an interview with TechCrunch, and with some comments to GamesBeat, game creator Ian Proulx explained where the studio wants to take the game in the future, now ...read more

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Warzone Bans Apparently Carried Over to Call of Duty Vanguard

Reports have surfaced that Call of Duty Warzone cheaters who have had their accounts or hardware banned are also banned from the upcoming Call of Duty Vanguard. Screenshots circulating on various forums and social media purportedly show that players who are banned from Warzone receive a “connection failed” message when trying to log into Vanguard‘s beta. “You have been permanently ...read more

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Call of Duty: Vanguard Leaker Reveals Return of Two Fan-Favorite Maps

A new Call of Duty: Vanguard report has possibly leaked the return of two fan-favorite maps. The report comes the way of prominent Call of Duty insider and leaker, Tom Henderson, who recently took to Twitter to relay word of two maps Vanguard will have when it releases on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X this November. One of these maps is Shipment, the series' ...read more

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Xbox One Players Disappointed With New Free Games

Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox One have new "free" games to download as part of Games With Gold. More specifically, and for a limited time, all Xbox Live Gold subscribers can download both Mulaka and Samurai Shodown II. The former is available for download for free until October 15, while the latter is free until September 30. As you may know, Mulaka is an Xbox One game while Samurai Showdown ...read more

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Battlefield 2042 Early Access Date Revealed, Beta Update Shared

The Battlefield 2042 release date was delayed this month from October 22 to November 19, or in other words about a month. Since then, players have been bugging DICE and EA about when the game's early access will begin and when the promised beta will go down. Answering the latter, EA has confirmed that early access, for those who qualify for it, will begin on November 12. This will hopefully ...read more

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Call of Duty: Vanguard’s 20 multiplayer maps have been datamined

Call of Duty: Vanguard’s 20 multiplayer maps have seemingly been revealed via a datamine of the ongoing multiplayer beta. According to a known dataminer sharing his findings on Reddit, Vanguard will include 20 multiplayer maps, as well as a Zombies map and four Champions Hill game mode arenas. Developer Sledgehammer Games previously said that Vanguard’s multiplayer offering would ...read more

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Gran Turismo 7 Trailer Focuses on Porsche Cars

Gran Turismo 7 was one of several major upcoming first party games to take the stage at the PlayStation Showcase earlier this month, and with a new trailer and several subsequent updates, we’ve learned quite a bit about Polyphony Digital and Sony’s upcoming racing sim. On top of that, we’ve now also got another brief new trailer to look at. This 30-second teaser focuses entirely on ...read more

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Splitgate devs want to be “the next Riot Games”

Splitgate: Arena Warfare has been around for a while, but its launch this year has seen the arena shooter – usually described as Halo meets Portal – skyrocket in popularity. Now developer 1047 Games is looking to build the Splitgate studio into “the next Riot Games” and fill the void between Quake and Fortnite. After a modestly popular start for the initial Splitgate earlier this year, ...read more

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Splitgate is only "25% complete" says developer 1047 Games

Despite being one of the most popular games on Steam and its developer attracting a whopping $100 million in investment over the past few months, Splitgate is still only in its infancy, a new interview with 1047 Games has revealed. In an interview with TechCrunch, and with some comments to GamesBeat, game creator Ian Proulx explained where the studio wants to take the game in the future, now ...read more

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Warzone Bans Apparently Carried Over to Call of Duty Vanguard

Reports have surfaced that Call of Duty Warzone cheaters who have had their accounts or hardware banned are also banned from the upcoming Call of Duty Vanguard. Screenshots circulating on various forums and social media purportedly show that players who are banned from Warzone receive a “connection failed” message when trying to log into Vanguard‘s beta. “You have been permanently ...read more

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Call of Duty: Vanguard Leaker Reveals Return of Two Fan-Favorite Maps

A new Call of Duty: Vanguard report has possibly leaked the return of two fan-favorite maps. The report comes the way of prominent Call of Duty insider and leaker, Tom Henderson, who recently took to Twitter to relay word of two maps Vanguard will have when it releases on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X this November. One of these maps is Shipment, the series' ...read more

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New PS5 model has no major temperature differences

The updated PS5 model (CFI-1100) is functionally identical to the original (CFI-1000) according to new tests that dispel early reports of temperature issues in the newer version. Digital Foundry and Gamers Nexus recently conducted some joint testing of both PS5 models. The two focused on temperature differences, power draw, fan speeds, and other factors that might affect the console's ...read more

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The Last of Us Multiplayer Game Might Contain Bots

Naughty Dog has made it very clear for quite some time now that it is working on a new multiplayer project that will likely be set within the world of The Last of Us. This game, which originally started out as a secondary mode for The Last of Us Part II, still hasn't been formally revealed by Naughty Dog or PlayStation at this point in time, but that hasn't prevented new information from ...read more

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Nintendo Switch OLED Showcased In Japan Ahead Of Release

Although the Nintendo Switch OLED will not be released until next month, some fans in Japan recently got to see the console on full display. Nintendo Tokyo recently had a display showcasing the new system and some Twitter users were able to get some pictures, one being Alex Aniel - business manager of Limited Run Games. In several pictures, the OLED can be seen with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the ...read more

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Nintendo Switch Online Price Increasing May Be Coming Soon

According to a wide range of rumors and reports from all different types of sources, ranging from dubious to reliable, N64 games are coming to Nintendo Switch Online in the future, though perhaps after Game Boy and Game Boy Color games are added. Whatever the case, this won't surprise anyone as it's what many Nintendo fans are expecting after NES and SNES games were added to the online service. ...read more

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New Nintendo Switch Online Report Has Bad News About Rumored N64 Games

According to various rumors and reports, Nintendo Switch Online is adding Nintendo 64 games in the near future. After adding NES and SNES games, adding N64 games is the next logical step and no one is surprised Nintendo is doing this, or at least reportedly doing this. That said, while many could see this coming from a mile out, it nonetheless has Nintendo fans excited, but a new report may put a ...read more

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Nintendo Insider Addresses Nintendo Switch Online Game Boy Rumors

According to various Nintendo Switch Onlne rumors, Nintendo is poised to celebrate the three-year anniversary of the online service with the addition of Nintendo Game Boy and Nintendo Game Boy Color games. Given that the anniversary falls on a Saturday, it's unlikely the announcement will come exactly on the service's three-year birthday, which means this should be, if the rumors are true, ...read more

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Nintendo Switch Update Adds Long-Awaited Feature

A new Nintendo Switch update has just been released by Nintendo, and it finally allows players to pair Bluetooth devices for audio! The feature has long been requested by Switch owners, and it's surprising that it has finally been made available more than four years after the console's release. Regardless, a lot of users will be happy about the inclusion! Nintendo has updated its website with ...read more

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Nintendo has ‘no plans’ for a Switch price cut in the US

Nintendo of America has said it has “no plans” to cut the price of the Switch after the company’s European arm reduced the cost of the console. The platform holder confirmed this week that it had lowered the distribution price of the standard Switch in Europe, partly in preparation for the launch of the OLED model next month. Nintendo of America has since told Axios reporter Stephen ...read more

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Sonic Colors: Ultimate Receives Nintendo Switch Patch

Sonic Colors: Ultimate is off to a rough start on Nintendo Switch, but Sega just launched what it's calling the "first of several" patches for the portable console and all other platforms. The Ultimate remaster of Colors launched with a messy list of bugs, some of which included visual glitches that are potentially triggering for players at risk of seizure. Sega addressed those reports earlier ...read more

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Nintendo’s new WarioWare game contains Luigi’s Mansion beta assets

Nintendo’s latest WarioWare game has inadvertently led to the discovery of several Luigi’s Mansion beta assets. As is traditional for the series, WarioWare: Get It Together contains many microgames based on classic Nintendo games, one of which has players hunting for ghosts in the spooky GameCube launch title. However, following the game’s release this week, fans working on a ...read more

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Call of Duty: Vanguard’s 20 multiplayer maps have been datamined

Call of Duty: Vanguard’s 20 multiplayer maps have seemingly been revealed via a datamine of the ongoing multiplayer beta. According to a known dataminer sharing his findings on Reddit, Vanguard will include 20 multiplayer maps, as well as a Zombies map and four Champions Hill game mode arenas. Developer Sledgehammer Games previously said that Vanguard’s multiplayer offering would ...read more

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Gas Station Simulator rockets to Steam's top 5 best sellers

Obscure simulation fans have found a new home in Gas Station Simulator, a niche sim which has quickly become one of the best-selling games on Steam, sitting comfortably at the number five spot at the time of writing. Sure, that new home is a rickety gas station in the middle of nowhere that's in desperate need of a paint job, but it's a fixer-upper, darnit. And fixing things up is a big part ...read more

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Splitgate devs want to be “the next Riot Games”

Splitgate: Arena Warfare has been around for a while, but its launch this year has seen the arena shooter – usually described as Halo meets Portal – skyrocket in popularity. Now developer 1047 Games is looking to build the Splitgate studio into “the next Riot Games” and fill the void between Quake and Fortnite. After a modestly popular start for the initial Splitgate earlier this year, ...read more

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Halo Infinite Brutes get much-needed makeover in leaked images

When the Halo Infinite campaign was shown off in 2020, a lot of gamers were disappointed by the lackluster visuals. The build we saw a year ago was an early version, but that didn't stop the above-posted image of a Brute — one of the alien species you encounter in the Halo franchise — from going viral and becoming a hilarious meme. Craig the Brute lacked a lot of detail and it was clear ...read more

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Crysis Remastered arrives on Steam to ‘Mixed’ reviews

A year after arriving on the Epic Games Store as a timed exclusive, Crysis Remastered has finally been released on Steam – and, perhaps surprisingly, players don’t seem happy to see it. Crysis may be one of the best FPSs on PC, but it’s currently sitting on a score of ‘Mixed’ on Steam thanks to a number of issues. The original Crysis released back in 2007 and is still available on ...read more

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Splitgate is only "25% complete" says developer 1047 Games

Despite being one of the most popular games on Steam and its developer attracting a whopping $100 million in investment over the past few months, Splitgate is still only in its infancy, a new interview with 1047 Games has revealed. In an interview with TechCrunch, and with some comments to GamesBeat, game creator Ian Proulx explained where the studio wants to take the game in the future, now ...read more

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Warzone Bans Apparently Carried Over to Call of Duty Vanguard

Reports have surfaced that Call of Duty Warzone cheaters who have had their accounts or hardware banned are also banned from the upcoming Call of Duty Vanguard. Screenshots circulating on various forums and social media purportedly show that players who are banned from Warzone receive a “connection failed” message when trying to log into Vanguard‘s beta. “You have been permanently ...read more

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Steam Next Fest Will Feature No Man's Sky Developer's Latest Game

The Last Campfire is certainly not a newly announced game. Fans may already be familiar with The Last Campfire since its launch last year, but there is recent news about it nonetheless that is sure to excite both fans of the game and those who may not have had a chance to check it out beforehand. The Last Campfire is a colorful and whimsical adventure game that involves puzzles and ...read more

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Activision Blizzard Employees File Unfair Labor Practice Suit

Activision Blizzard faces further legal action as employees organized under ABetterABK partnered with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) to file a new lawsuit over unfair labor practices. The suit accuses Activision Blizzard of violating federal labor laws through intimidation and union busting. In a press release from the CWA, the union alleges that Activision Blizzard management is ...read more

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YouTuber Karl Jobst Sued By Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell, the Pac-Man and Donkey Kong record holder who has faced allegations of cheating in recent years, is suing speedrunning YouTuber Karl Jobst. Jobst revealed the news via his Twitter account, and not much is known about the case, including why Mitchell is suing Jobst. It is likely that Mitchell is suing in relation to the cheating allegations, as Jobst has covered this topic in on ...read more

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Discord funding round values it at an eye-popping $15 billion

Discord is so hot right now. Like many tech startups it has now reached the position where, despite revenues being relatively low ($130 million in 2020), it has amassed such a giant userbase (150 million a month) that an array of suitors have been sniffing around: in recent years this includes Amazon, Epic and most recently Microsoft (which offered $12 billion for the chat app). In recent ...read more

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Twitch to ban serial refunders who take advantage of streamer subs

Twitch is now starting to review subscription refunds and monitor users suspected of abusing the system. The small yet impactful change to its refund policy hopes to combat serial refunders, who subscribe to get a shoutout from the streamer and then file a refund to get their money back. Users who are caught abusing the system will incur a temporary or permanent Twitch ban. Twitch noted that ...read more

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Epic Games Appealing Fortnite Lawsuit Against Apple

Last week, a judge ruled in the case of Epic Games v Apple, and the results were a mixed bag. On one hand, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled that Apple needs to allow publishers the option of making in-app purchases through additional methods, which is exactly what Epic Games wanted in the first place. However, the judge also found that Epic Games did not provide sufficient evidence that Apple ...read more

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Call of Duty: Mobile Developer Teases New World War 2 Weapons

Later this year, Call of Duty: Vanguard will take players back to World War II on PC and consoles, but it seems Vanguard won't be the only COD game getting content based on the global conflict. In a recent Tweet, the official Twitter account for Call of Duty Mobile teased that weapons based on the era will be added sometime in the future. Unfortunately, Activision has not revealed a specific ...read more

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Fortnite Isn't Returning to the App Store Just Yet

While Epic Games may see some positives coming out of today's Epic vs. Apple court rulings, it's not walking away from the case happy. While the judge did issue a permanent injunction forcing Apple to allow apps to offer third-party payment solutions, Epic itself didn't get anything out of its case. It didn't rule that Apple held a monopoly. It didn't rule that Apple's reasons for removing ...read more

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Twitch Sues Users Over Hate Raids Against Streamers

On September 1, earlier this year, many streamers participated in the event, #ADayOffTwitch, to send a message to Twitch that their lackadaisical approach to the hate raids happening on Twitch was not going to be tolerated. The event included many streamers boycotting the platform for the entire day after some stramers had been relentlessly targeted by bots that spam abusive language, racial ...read more

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Gran Turismo 7 Trailer Focuses on Porsche Cars

Gran Turismo 7 was one of several major upcoming first party games to take the stage at the PlayStation Showcase earlier this month, and with a new trailer and several subsequent updates, we’ve learned quite a bit about Polyphony Digital and Sony’s upcoming racing sim. On top of that, we’ve now also got another brief new trailer to look at. This 30-second teaser focuses entirely on ...read more

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Destroy All Humans 2 Reprobed Remake Confirmed As Next-Gen Exclusive

Leaked by PlayStation earlier this week, THQ Nordic has now officially announced Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed, a remake of the 2006 game in which you play as an alien trying to kill every human in sight, again. Reprobed is in development at Black Forest Games, the German studio behind the 2020 remake of the original Destroy All Humans. Reprobed is set in the same time period and city--1960s ...read more

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New wipEout Game Announced

The wipEout series lives again with a new game announced this week, though it might not be the exact type of game wipEout fans were expecting. The new game is called wipEout Rush, and it's a mobile title planned for iOS and Android devices and is currently scheduled for a 2022 release. On top of that, it also features a "unique card-based racing" experience that's been showcased already in a ...read more

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Rainbow Six Extraction Trailer Showcases Doc’s Healing Abilities

Ubisoft has released a new trailer for Rainbow Six Extraction, continuing its series that highlights each Operator’s capabilities. Next in line is Doc, a medic with a Stim Pistol that can heal teammates. This can also be used on downed allies to get them back up. While not quite as wide-ranging in utility as Finka (whose nanobots can revive downed allies and also provide increased health and ...read more

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Sea Of Thieves Season 4 Sails Into Port Next Week

Sea of Thieves is setting sail on a brand new adventure beneath the waves. Season 4 will arrive next week and bring an underwater expedition for loot-hungry pirates. The trailer doesn’t really go into details, but it does provide us with a few tantalizing hints at what we can expect. To start, cosmetics. There’s definitely a crocodile skull cap and a bony outfit being worn by one of the ...read more

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Sonic Colors: Ultimate Receives Nintendo Switch Patch

Sonic Colors: Ultimate is off to a rough start on Nintendo Switch, but Sega just launched what it's calling the "first of several" patches for the portable console and all other platforms. The Ultimate remaster of Colors launched with a messy list of bugs, some of which included visual glitches that are potentially triggering for players at risk of seizure. Sega addressed those reports earlier ...read more

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Back 4 Blood Campaign Trailer Promises High-Stakes Action

Back 4 Blood is launching soon, and given its promise of co-op zombie killing action and intense PvP shootouts in vein of Valve’s Left 4 Dead games, it’s not surprising that quite a few people have their eyes on Turtle Rock Studios’ upcoming shooter. Of course, the game will also have a campaign for players to dive into, and a newly released trailer focuses on that in particular. Enemies ...read more

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Rainbow Six Extraction Trailer Showcases Co-op Teamwork

During the recent PlayStation Showcase, Ubisoft released a new trailer for Rainbow Six Extraction, detailing the various conflicts that Team Rainbow has had to deal with throughout history. Of course, nothing could have prepared them for the threat of the Archaeans, an extraterrestrial species that overruns the world. In order to fight back, coordination and teamwork will be key. This can be ...read more

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