Modern Warfare 2 Dev Reveals Angry Fan Voicemails From 2009

Former Infinity Ward community manager Robert Bowling has revealed some hilarious angry voicemails sent in by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 players after it released in 2009. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was the quintessential Xbox 360 game when it released. While it hardly invented it, it was the champion of toxic lobbies and has created some memorable moments due to how social (for lack of a ...read more

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Game Awards will have a live audience for the first time in 3 years

The Game Awards will have a live audience for the first time since 2019, host Geoff Keighley has announced. Of course, the the last two years of The Game Awards were structured around minimal in-person contact in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19. The Game Awards 2020 was entirely virtual, with Keighley presenting the reveals and awards from a soundstage in Los Angeles and music ...read more

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Cyberpunk 2077 is now one of the most-played games on Steam Deck

Valve just released its list(opens in new tab) of the top Steam Deck games in September by total hours played, and it seems like Cyberpunk 2077's moment extends to handheld gaming, too. CD Projekt Red's 2020 sci-fi open-world RPG found itself fourth on the list along with some repeats from last month, like Vampire Survivors, Elden Ring, and Stardew Valley. It's not too surprising to see ...read more

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Google Cancelled a Stadia-Exclusive Death Stranding Sequel

The writing has been on the wall for Stadia for a long time now, and Google has finally decided to put it out of its misery, announcing that the streaming platform will be shutting down entirely in January. A string of bad decisions by the company has led to this colossal failure, and a new report has seemingly shed light on another one of those. As per a report published by 9to5Google, ...read more

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Ubisoft games on Stadia will transfer to PC, publisher says

Google has announced that it’s shuttering its cloud gaming service Stadia at the start of 2023. That’s a bummer for anyone who’s been buying and playing games on the platform, but Ubisoft says it’s working to help soften the blow by developing a way for Stadia players to transfer their Ubisoft games to PC. “While Stadia will shut down on January 18, 2023, we’re happy to share that ...read more

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Activision slams COD cheatmakers with racketeering charges

Activision has gone to war on the maker of popular Call of Duty cheat software, a German-based entity called EngineOwning (hereafter EO). The videogame publisher has filed a new document in an ongoing suit in California against dozens of named individuals, and among the charges is one that does raise an eyebrow: racketeering. Activision accuses the individuals involved in EO of not just violating ...read more

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The Entropy Centre is Out on November 3

Developer Stubby Games and publisher Playstack’s sci-fi first person puzzle adventure game The Entropy Centre might not be grabbing too many headlines, but it’s looked promising every time it’s shown up, and there’s no shortage of people out there who’re looking forward to getting their hands on it. To that end, Playstack has announced an official release date for the game, with The ...read more

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WRC Generations Delayed to November 3rd

KT Racing and Nacon have announced a delay for rally racing sim WRC Generations. It’s now releasing on November 3rd for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, and PC, with the Nintendo Switch version coming later. The Xbox and PlayStation versions were originally planned for launch on October 13th, but they’ll now arrive alongside the PC version. A new trailer is available, showcasing Marcus ...read more

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Modern Warfare 2 Dev Reveals Angry Fan Voicemails From 2009

Former Infinity Ward community manager Robert Bowling has revealed some hilarious angry voicemails sent in by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 players after it released in 2009. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was the quintessential Xbox 360 game when it released. While it hardly invented it, it was the champion of toxic lobbies and has created some memorable moments due to how social (for lack of a ...read more

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WRC Generations Delayed to November 3rd

KT Racing and Nacon have announced a delay for rally racing sim WRC Generations. It’s now releasing on November 3rd for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, and PC, with the Nintendo Switch version coming later. The Xbox and PlayStation versions were originally planned for launch on October 13th, but they’ll now arrive alongside the PC version. A new trailer is available, showcasing Marcus ...read more

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Color Changing Xbox Controller "Luna Shift" Has Been Leaked

It was less than a week ago that Microsoft officially revealed Mineral Cameo as a brand-new color for Xbox controller, but it seems there are more special colors coming up as a recent leak reveals a new color-changing Xbox controller. As reported by GamesRadar, a Twitter user recently shared two screenshots from an unannounced Xbox Series X|S controller called Lunar Shift. The leaker claims ...read more

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Microsoft files its case for Activision acquisition with EU regulator

Microsoft has officially filed its case for its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard with the European Commission. In a filing on Friday, the European competition watchdog confirmed it has set a provisional deadline of November 8 to clear the $68.7 billion deal or choose to enter a second, more detailed investigation phase. Over the coming weeks the European Commission will analyse ...read more

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Project U is a New Co-op Shooter From Ubisoft

Remember Ubisoft’s Project Q, a team battle arena title that was officially announced a few months ago? It seems the publisher has another letter-based title in the works: A co-op shooter called Project U. As spotted by Tom Henderson on Insider-Gaming, an official page is already up, describing the title as a “new concept of session-based co-op shooter, where many players unite to prevail ...read more

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Xbox will look at letting players disable Quick Resume

Xbox head Phil Spencer has said his team will look into letting players disable the Quick Resume feature on Series X/S consoles. Quick Resume, which allows players to store a number of games in a suspended state, is one of the most unique Series X/S features. If a Quick Resume game that’s suspended is then loaded again, it will return players back to where they left off within ...read more

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Need for Speed 2022 Reveal and Release Date Leaked by Insider

The reveal and release date for the new Need for Speed game, reportedly titled Need for Speed: Unbound, has been leaked. Need for Speed is one of the most well-known racing franchises in gaming. Although sim racers like Forza and Gran Turismo have largely taken the throne from the EA-published series, Need for Speed still holds a soft spot in the hearts of many racing fans. It captures a more ...read more

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Warzone Reportedly Removing Maps When Sequel Releases

Call of Duty: Warzone will reportedly be cutting out entire maps when its sequel releases in about two months. Call of Duty: Warzone is one of the biggest games of all-time, largely thanks to its free-to-play nature and constantly updating roster of content. The game has been running strong since it launched in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, giving countless people something new ...read more

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Modern Warfare 2 Dev Reveals Angry Fan Voicemails From 2009

Former Infinity Ward community manager Robert Bowling has revealed some hilarious angry voicemails sent in by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 players after it released in 2009. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was the quintessential Xbox 360 game when it released. While it hardly invented it, it was the champion of toxic lobbies and has created some memorable moments due to how social (for lack of a ...read more

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WRC Generations Delayed to November 3rd

KT Racing and Nacon have announced a delay for rally racing sim WRC Generations. It’s now releasing on November 3rd for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, and PC, with the Nintendo Switch version coming later. The Xbox and PlayStation versions were originally planned for launch on October 13th, but they’ll now arrive alongside the PC version. A new trailer is available, showcasing Marcus ...read more

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PlayStation 5 Firmware 4.03 Has Been Jailbroken

YouTube content creator Lance McDonald shared a new tweet recently, showcasing that a group of hackers has managed to find an exploit in PlayStation 5 firmware 4.03 that allows them the jailbreak the console, though it doesn't provide full access yet. As reported by Insider Gaming's Tom Henderson, a source close to Sony has confirmed to them that the jailbreak is legitimate. Also, the hackers ...read more

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Project U is a New Co-op Shooter From Ubisoft

Remember Ubisoft’s Project Q, a team battle arena title that was officially announced a few months ago? It seems the publisher has another letter-based title in the works: A co-op shooter called Project U. As spotted by Tom Henderson on Insider-Gaming, an official page is already up, describing the title as a “new concept of session-based co-op shooter, where many players unite to prevail ...read more

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Need for Speed 2022 Reveal and Release Date Leaked by Insider

The reveal and release date for the new Need for Speed game, reportedly titled Need for Speed: Unbound, has been leaked. Need for Speed is one of the most well-known racing franchises in gaming. Although sim racers like Forza and Gran Turismo have largely taken the throne from the EA-published series, Need for Speed still holds a soft spot in the hearts of many racing fans. It captures a more ...read more

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Warzone Reportedly Removing Maps When Sequel Releases

Call of Duty: Warzone will reportedly be cutting out entire maps when its sequel releases in about two months. Call of Duty: Warzone is one of the biggest games of all-time, largely thanks to its free-to-play nature and constantly updating roster of content. The game has been running strong since it launched in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, giving countless people something new ...read more

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Dragon Age 4 won't require you to play the original trilogy

Dragon Age: Dreadwolf is being developed with newcomers and lapsed fans in mind. Today on September 29, developer BioWare published a brand new blog post, delving into the development of Dragon Age 4. Chief among the topics were developers tackling how they'd balance the sequel to appeal to both long-standing fans, and new players alike. Simply put, BioWare thinks Dreadwolf appeals to both ...read more

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Incredible Video Game Collection Found in Abandoned Storage Locker

A lucky TikTok user revealed an incredible video game collection full of retro titles that they found recently in an abandoned storage locker. Storage lockers have long been known to house hidden gems like time capsules, with some such as the one in this TikTok video full of video games, and others including antiques, furniture, collector's items, and more. Retro memorabilia is common in the ...read more

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Incredible Video Game Collection Found in Abandoned Storage Locker

A lucky TikTok user revealed an incredible video game collection full of retro titles that they found recently in an abandoned storage locker. Storage lockers have long been known to house hidden gems like time capsules, with some such as the one in this TikTok video full of video games, and others including antiques, furniture, collector's items, and more. Retro memorabilia is common in the ...read more

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Mario Maker player releases Super Mario Bros. 5 creation after 7 years

One fan has spent seven years building a proper Super Mario Bros. 5 within Mario Maker, and the incredible results of that work are now available for everyone to play. If you just want to dive straight into creator Metroid Mike 64's take on Super Mario Bros. 5, you can hop into Super Mario Maker 2, input maker ID 0G9-XN4-FNF and get straight to it. This is a full Super World with 40 courses ...read more

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Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope Ditches Multiplayer

If you were a big fan of grabbing a friend for some zany action in Mario + Rabbid Kingdom Battles' co-op or versus modes and were hoping to relive that experience with the upcoming Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, you may be in for a bit of a disappointment. Multiple people working on the higher end of the turn-based strategy title's production have said recently that the game will not feature any ...read more

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Wii U Fan Shows Off Complete Collection of 164 Games

One fan has shown off their impressive collection of Wii U games, saying that they own every title released in North America. Following the enormous success of the Wii, the Wii U was released in 2012 as the next home console for Nintendo. While it failed to achieve the same success as its predecessor, it still left behind a significant legacy, as this latest collection of games ...read more

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GoldenEye 007 Re-Release Was Initially Planned For 2015

Back in January, a list of achievements was picked up by a tracking website, sparking rumours of a GoldenEye 007 re-release of some kind. Over the next seven months, we'd get bits and pieces of information, but nothing concrete. However, the relaunch was finally revealed during this month's Nintendo Direct. The game would be added to Nintendo Switch online's N64 library and would also be ...read more

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Cut Super Mario 64 level discovered after a months-long search

After a months-long search, Nintendo historians have uncovered a lost company catalog - and have discovered that it contains a look at a previously-unseen Super Mario 64 stage. The Render Archive, a fan group dedicated to tracking down official render artwork for classic Nintendo games, put out a call in February 2022 to find anyone who had access to a copy of the 1996 Nintendo company report. ...read more

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Splatoon 3 Sells Over 500,000 Units in Japan in its Second Week

Splatoon 3 had an absolutely bumper week last week, especially if you’re going by sales. In Japan, it debuted on top of the weekly sales charts, and sold over 3.45 million units within just three days of its release, combining both physical and digital sales. Now, Famitsu has released the latest weekly physical software and hardware sales charts for Japan, and unsurprisingly, Splatoon is still ...read more

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Super Mario Bros. Movie Teaser Trailer Reveal Date Announced

The first teaser trailer for the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie finally has a reveal date. Last year, Nintendo announced that actors and actresses such as Chris Pring, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, and Seth Rogen would end up appearing in the upcoming Mario film. And while we have yet to see any actual footage from the highly-anticipated 2023 animated movie, this will now be ...read more

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Modern Warfare 2 Dev Reveals Angry Fan Voicemails From 2009

Former Infinity Ward community manager Robert Bowling has revealed some hilarious angry voicemails sent in by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 players after it released in 2009. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was the quintessential Xbox 360 game when it released. While it hardly invented it, it was the champion of toxic lobbies and has created some memorable moments due to how social (for lack of a ...read more

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Cyberpunk 2077 is now one of the most-played games on Steam Deck

Valve just released its list(opens in new tab) of the top Steam Deck games in September by total hours played, and it seems like Cyberpunk 2077's moment extends to handheld gaming, too. CD Projekt Red's 2020 sci-fi open-world RPG found itself fourth on the list along with some repeats from last month, like Vampire Survivors, Elden Ring, and Stardew Valley. It's not too surprising to see ...read more

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Google Cancelled a Stadia-Exclusive Death Stranding Sequel

The writing has been on the wall for Stadia for a long time now, and Google has finally decided to put it out of its misery, announcing that the streaming platform will be shutting down entirely in January. A string of bad decisions by the company has led to this colossal failure, and a new report has seemingly shed light on another one of those. As per a report published by 9to5Google, ...read more

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Ubisoft games on Stadia will transfer to PC, publisher says

Google has announced that it’s shuttering its cloud gaming service Stadia at the start of 2023. That’s a bummer for anyone who’s been buying and playing games on the platform, but Ubisoft says it’s working to help soften the blow by developing a way for Stadia players to transfer their Ubisoft games to PC. “While Stadia will shut down on January 18, 2023, we’re happy to share that ...read more

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Activision slams COD cheatmakers with racketeering charges

Activision has gone to war on the maker of popular Call of Duty cheat software, a German-based entity called EngineOwning (hereafter EO). The videogame publisher has filed a new document in an ongoing suit in California against dozens of named individuals, and among the charges is one that does raise an eyebrow: racketeering. Activision accuses the individuals involved in EO of not just violating ...read more

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WRC Generations Delayed to November 3rd

KT Racing and Nacon have announced a delay for rally racing sim WRC Generations. It’s now releasing on November 3rd for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, and PC, with the Nintendo Switch version coming later. The Xbox and PlayStation versions were originally planned for launch on October 13th, but they’ll now arrive alongside the PC version. A new trailer is available, showcasing Marcus ...read more

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Twitch video resolution limited to 720p in South Korea

Twitch video resolution will be limited to 720p in South Korea, the streaming giant has announced. The update was posted by the official blog of Twitch Korea, which explains that “the cost of operating Twitch services in South Korea has continued to rise, and this will likely continue for the foreseeable future.” This means that streams will no longer be shown at 1080p for users in the ...read more

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God of War PC Port Developer “Continues to Work on the Franchise”

God of War (2018) joined the ever-growing list of first party PlayStation titles making their way to PC earlier this year, with Vancouver-based studio Jetpack Interactive having led work on that version of the highly-acclaimed title, but it seems like the developer’s work on the franchise at large might not be done just yet. Over on LinkedIn, the About section of Jetpack Interactive’s page ...read more

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Game Awards will have a live audience for the first time in 3 years

The Game Awards will have a live audience for the first time since 2019, host Geoff Keighley has announced. Of course, the the last two years of The Game Awards were structured around minimal in-person contact in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19. The Game Awards 2020 was entirely virtual, with Keighley presenting the reveals and awards from a soundstage in Los Angeles and music ...read more

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Twitch video resolution limited to 720p in South Korea

Twitch video resolution will be limited to 720p in South Korea, the streaming giant has announced. The update was posted by the official blog of Twitch Korea, which explains that “the cost of operating Twitch services in South Korea has continued to rise, and this will likely continue for the foreseeable future.” This means that streams will no longer be shown at 1080p for users in the ...read more

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Saudi Arabia is Investing Billions in Gaming

The Saudi Arabian government-backed Savvy Gaming Group is pouring billions into gaming as part of the kingdom's increasing interest as a stakeholder in the industry. The investment comes as part of Saudi Arabia's 2030 goal to position itself as a central figure in the global gaming sector. Through organizations like Savvy, the government not only hopes to acquire stakes in prominent gaming ...read more

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Netflix Is Building Its Own Internal Games Studios

Netflix has been on a buying spree over the past year, acquiring Oxenfree developer Night School Studio in September, Stranger Things 3: The Game developer Boss Fight Entertainment in March, and Stranger Things: Puzzles Tales dev Next Games that same month. Now, Netflix has announced its intent to not only buy existing game developers but also start creating its own internal game studios.

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E3 Returns June 13, 2023

With no in-person E3 since 2019 and no show at all this year, there was a moment where it felt as if the convention may well have become a thing of the past. That will not be the case as E3 will return to the fold in 2023 under new organizers, and the dates on which it will run and how exactly the new-look event will work have been revealed. E3 will return in 2023, beginning on June 13 and ...read more

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Twitch gambling controversy prompts policy change on the platform

Twitch gambling recently showed up in the spotlight after several high-profile streamers, including multiplayer game streamer Pokimane, realized they fell victim to a gambling scam. Now, as popular personalities on the platform threaten to boycott during some of Twitch’s busiest times, the company is speaking out with an update on its policies.

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Survey Suggests Americans Willing to Go Into Debt to Get New iPhone

Apple recently revealed the new iPhone 14 and 14 Pro, and a new survey by WalletHub suggests many Americans are willing to go into debt to acquire the new smartphones. Multiple iPhone 14 models will be on sale soon with major upgrades over the previous generation such as completely upgraded cameras and a brand-new notification system. Personal-finance website WalletHub conducted a survey in ...read more

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Disney Wants 'Unique Opportunities' in Games Like Tron: Identity

During the Disney and Marvel Games Showcase presentation of D23 Expo, Disney announced Tron: Identity, a brand new video game being developed by John Wick Hex's Bithell Games. This title is a unique one compared to other Tron games, as it is a visual novel and detective story. This approach gives developer Bithell Games the opportounity to do something new with the Tron IP. While the Tron ...read more

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The Entropy Centre is Out on November 3

Developer Stubby Games and publisher Playstack’s sci-fi first person puzzle adventure game The Entropy Centre might not be grabbing too many headlines, but it’s looked promising every time it’s shown up, and there’s no shortage of people out there who’re looking forward to getting their hands on it. To that end, Playstack has announced an official release date for the game, with The ...read more

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The Callisto Protocol Trailer Hints at the Dark Secrets of Black Iron

Striking Distance Studios and Krafton have lately been teasing an upcoming update for upcoming sci-fi survival horror title The Callisto Protocol, and as you may have expected, that update has arrived in the form of a new trailer. The Callisto Protocol is set on Jupiter’s titular moon, Callisto, where protagonist Jacob Lee, trapped in a maximum security prison facility, has to find a way to ...read more

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Goat Simulator 3 is Crossing Over With Fortnite

The game publisher and developer Coffee Stain Studios has revealed an interesting, and most of all hilarious, crossover with the upcoming Goat Simulator 3 and Epic Games' flagship game Fortnite. According to a new trailer, Goat Simulator 3 pre-orders in the Epic Games Store will receive a unique goat skin in Fortnite. The game is set to release on November 17, and it is available for pre-order ...read more

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Wild Hearts First Trailer Reveals Gameplay And Release Date

Earlier this month, Electronic Arts officially announced that it has partnered with Japanese studio Omega Force through the company's EA Originals program to publish a new hunting game. Today, the publisher officially shared the first look at Wild Hearts. As expected, Wild Hearts is going to be a similar experience to Capcom's incredibly popular Monster Hunter franchise, and the first trailer ...read more

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Gotham Knights PC Trailer Showcases 4K Support

WB Games Montreal’s Gotham Knights is out next month, and while it should look good on current-gen consoles, the PC version offers an extensive range of options. A new trailer confirms that the action RPG will support 4K resolution, Ultra-Wide and multi-monitor set-ups on PC, along with the previously announced ray traced reflections. Check it out below. Other noteworthy features include an ...read more

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A Plague Tale: Requiem Receives Emotional Story Trailer

Focus Entertainment and Asobo Studio have released a new story trailer for A Plague Tale: Requiem. Taking place six months after the first game, Hugo is condemned due to his disease, to which his sister Amicia objects. The siblings travel to Southern France, searching for an island that could hold a cure for Hugo’s disease. It’s not long before the plague rats catch up with them, causing ...read more

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Overwatch 2 Launch Trailer Hypes New Heroes, Maps

Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch 2 is still less than a week from release, so a launch trailer sounds good about now. It showcases all the different playable heroes and touts the jump to free-to-play. Check it out below. Among the 35 unique heroes are three new additions. Sojourn is a Damage dealer with a primary assault rifle that charges her railgun for powerful precision hits. Junker ...read more

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I.G.I. Origins Receives First Official Gameplay Trailer

First announced in 2019, AntiMatter Games’ I.G.I. Origins has received its first pre-alpha gameplay reveal. Development is going on at a “good pace,” and the team is “looking forward to sharing more details” en route to the official release. Set in 1980 during the Cold War, I.G.I. Origins is a prequel to the first game and sees the player engaging in espionage. As Regent, you serve ...read more

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