EA Is the Next Major Publisher Tipped for a Takeover

With Microsoft’s near-$70 billion buyout of Activision Blizzard, all bets are basically off the table. While you could explain away Bethesda’s acquisition as an anomaly – it was a struggling publisher that was privately owned – it’s clear that we’re now waist-deep in an industry consolidation era. Other publishers will be bought, it’s just a question of when. The Financial Times ...read more

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Battlefield 2042 May Go Free-to-Play

Battlefield 2042 has been a pretty big disappointment in the eyes of many longtime fans. When the game was released at the end of 2021, it was filled to the brim with bugs, missing features, and a number of questionable development decisions. Since that time, developer DICE has been trying to improve the game through a number of post-launch updates, but that hasn't prevented many players from ...read more

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Original Final Fantasy VII Looks Gorgeous At 60FPS

Originally released on PlayStation in 1997, Final Fantasy VII was within a year ported to Windows PCs and released in June 1998. It's a bit long-in-the-tooth, sure, but has always had a dedicated community of modders doing bits and bobs: one nut has proven especially tough to crack, however. The game is locked at 15 frames per second. This is a particular problem with the original PC version ...read more

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WWE 2K22 Confirmed For March 11 Release

2K has staple-gunned a March 11, 2022 release date to the long-awaited WWE 2K22, as well as lifting the wraps off a series of special edition versions of the wrestling sequel. First up is the WWE 2K22 Standard Edition, which will set you back $69.99/£64.99 for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S and $59.99/£59.99 for PS4 and Xbox One editions. It also includes the Undertaker Immortal Pack as a preorder ...read more

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Ghostwire Tokyo Release Date Leaks, Set For This March

Ghostwire Tokyo now has a release date, after it was spotted on the PlayStation Store as releasing on March 24, 2022. It should be noted that neither developer Tango Gameworks nor publisher Bethesda have confirmed this release date yet, but it would make sense as it was expected to be releasing in 2022. There’s also the fact that it was recently rated in Korea, and that the release window ...read more

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Dying Light 2 Xbox Series X File Size is Double That of the PS5's

Techland's Dying Light 2 is rapidly approaching its long-awaited release date. With just two weeks before Dying Light 2 arrives, developer and publisher Techland is starting to share important release information with prospective buyers. That includes the file size of Dying Light 2 across its supported platforms. Within this information, Dying Light fans discovered an odd discrepancy. Namely, ...read more

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Dragon Age 4 Insider Shares Update on Release Date

A prominent EA insider has shared an update on the release date of Dragon Age 4. Unfortunately, the update is brief and it has only bad news. In some form or another, Dragon Age 4 has been in development since 2015, and it's been announced since 2018. Over the years, there have been numerous reports about its troubled development. Thus on the surface level, it's surprising that in 2022 we still ...read more

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PlayStation Responds to Xbox Acquisition of Activision Blizzard

PlayStation has now officially responded to the massive move that Xbox made earlier this week when it announced that it would be acquiring Activision Blizzard, which is the publisher behind franchises such as Diablo, Overwatch, Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and many more. Ever since the deal was announced just a couple of days back, many video game fans wondered how PlayStation would end up ...read more

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EA Is the Next Major Publisher Tipped for a Takeover

With Microsoft’s near-$70 billion buyout of Activision Blizzard, all bets are basically off the table. While you could explain away Bethesda’s acquisition as an anomaly – it was a struggling publisher that was privately owned – it’s clear that we’re now waist-deep in an industry consolidation era. Other publishers will be bought, it’s just a question of when. The Financial Times ...read more

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Battlefield 2042 May Go Free-to-Play

Battlefield 2042 has been a pretty big disappointment in the eyes of many longtime fans. When the game was released at the end of 2021, it was filled to the brim with bugs, missing features, and a number of questionable development decisions. Since that time, developer DICE has been trying to improve the game through a number of post-launch updates, but that hasn't prevented many players from ...read more

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WWE 2K22 Confirmed For March 11 Release

2K has staple-gunned a March 11, 2022 release date to the long-awaited WWE 2K22, as well as lifting the wraps off a series of special edition versions of the wrestling sequel. First up is the WWE 2K22 Standard Edition, which will set you back $69.99/£64.99 for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S and $59.99/£59.99 for PS4 and Xbox One editions. It also includes the Undertaker Immortal Pack as a preorder ...read more

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Dying Light 2 Xbox Series X File Size is Double That of the PS5's

Techland's Dying Light 2 is rapidly approaching its long-awaited release date. With just two weeks before Dying Light 2 arrives, developer and publisher Techland is starting to share important release information with prospective buyers. That includes the file size of Dying Light 2 across its supported platforms. Within this information, Dying Light fans discovered an odd discrepancy. Namely, ...read more

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Dragon Age 4 Insider Shares Update on Release Date

A prominent EA insider has shared an update on the release date of Dragon Age 4. Unfortunately, the update is brief and it has only bad news. In some form or another, Dragon Age 4 has been in development since 2015, and it's been announced since 2018. Over the years, there have been numerous reports about its troubled development. Thus on the surface level, it's surprising that in 2022 we still ...read more

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PlayStation Responds to Xbox Acquisition of Activision Blizzard

PlayStation has now officially responded to the massive move that Xbox made earlier this week when it announced that it would be acquiring Activision Blizzard, which is the publisher behind franchises such as Diablo, Overwatch, Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and many more. Ever since the deal was announced just a couple of days back, many video game fans wondered how PlayStation would end up ...read more

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Xbox confirms: ‘We want to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation’

Microsoft’s head of gaming has confirmed his desire to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation platforms once Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard has concluded. Speculation has been rife since the announcement of the $70 billion deal earlier this week around how Microsoft will treat multiplatform releases going forwards. However, in a Twitter post published on Thursday, Phil Spencer ...read more

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Xbox will let Activision studios work on ‘a variety of franchises’

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said he intends to talk with Activision’s studios about working on a variety of franchises from its vault, rather than just Call of Duty. Activision recently transitioned virtually all of its studios to work on Call of Duty, as demands increased following the move into live service with Warzone, plus disruption caused by the pandemic on its annual release ...read more

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EA Is the Next Major Publisher Tipped for a Takeover

With Microsoft’s near-$70 billion buyout of Activision Blizzard, all bets are basically off the table. While you could explain away Bethesda’s acquisition as an anomaly – it was a struggling publisher that was privately owned – it’s clear that we’re now waist-deep in an industry consolidation era. Other publishers will be bought, it’s just a question of when. The Financial Times ...read more

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Battlefield 2042 May Go Free-to-Play

Battlefield 2042 has been a pretty big disappointment in the eyes of many longtime fans. When the game was released at the end of 2021, it was filled to the brim with bugs, missing features, and a number of questionable development decisions. Since that time, developer DICE has been trying to improve the game through a number of post-launch updates, but that hasn't prevented many players from ...read more

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WWE 2K22 Confirmed For March 11 Release

2K has staple-gunned a March 11, 2022 release date to the long-awaited WWE 2K22, as well as lifting the wraps off a series of special edition versions of the wrestling sequel. First up is the WWE 2K22 Standard Edition, which will set you back $69.99/£64.99 for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S and $59.99/£59.99 for PS4 and Xbox One editions. It also includes the Undertaker Immortal Pack as a preorder ...read more

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Ghostwire Tokyo Release Date Leaks, Set For This March

Ghostwire Tokyo now has a release date, after it was spotted on the PlayStation Store as releasing on March 24, 2022. It should be noted that neither developer Tango Gameworks nor publisher Bethesda have confirmed this release date yet, but it would make sense as it was expected to be releasing in 2022. There’s also the fact that it was recently rated in Korea, and that the release window ...read more

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Dragon Age 4 Insider Shares Update on Release Date

A prominent EA insider has shared an update on the release date of Dragon Age 4. Unfortunately, the update is brief and it has only bad news. In some form or another, Dragon Age 4 has been in development since 2015, and it's been announced since 2018. Over the years, there have been numerous reports about its troubled development. Thus on the surface level, it's surprising that in 2022 we still ...read more

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PlayStation Responds to Xbox Acquisition of Activision Blizzard

PlayStation has now officially responded to the massive move that Xbox made earlier this week when it announced that it would be acquiring Activision Blizzard, which is the publisher behind franchises such as Diablo, Overwatch, Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and many more. Ever since the deal was announced just a couple of days back, many video game fans wondered how PlayStation would end up ...read more

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Xbox confirms: ‘We want to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation’

Microsoft’s head of gaming has confirmed his desire to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation platforms once Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard has concluded. Speculation has been rife since the announcement of the $70 billion deal earlier this week around how Microsoft will treat multiplatform releases going forwards. However, in a Twitter post published on Thursday, Phil Spencer ...read more

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 is Expected to Release in Q4 2022

Given the critical and commercial success Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order enjoyed, there hasn’t been any doubt in anyone’s mind that Respawn Entertainment’s action-adventure game is going to receive a sequel. Even though EA hasn’t officially announced one, it’s expressed on multiple occasions that it intends to develop more games in the Fallen Order series, while job listings have ...read more

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EA Is the Next Major Publisher Tipped for a Takeover

With Microsoft’s near-$70 billion buyout of Activision Blizzard, all bets are basically off the table. While you could explain away Bethesda’s acquisition as an anomaly – it was a struggling publisher that was privately owned – it’s clear that we’re now waist-deep in an industry consolidation era. Other publishers will be bought, it’s just a question of when. The Financial Times ...read more

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Someone Made a Pokemon FPS

In the 26 years since the first Pokemon generation released, fans have been treated to a number of spin-offs, spanning countless genres. Pokemon have appeared in strategy games, pinball titles, dungeon crawlers, and more. One genre the series has understandably avoided, however, is the first-person shooter. Reddit user Dragon_GameDev decided to change that, with an incredible looking Unreal ...read more

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The Switch version of Dying Light 2 has been delayed

Techland has delayed Dying Light 2 Stay Human’s Nintendo Switch release. While all other versions of the game will be released on February 4, 2022 as planned, the cloud version for Switch has been pushed back significantly. “Techland aims to deliver the game to the Nintendo Switch family within six months from the original date,” according to a press release distributed on Wednesday.

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Nintendo Switch Online Reveals Banjo-Kazooie Release Date

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscribers will soon get a chance to play one of the most beloved games of the Nintendo 64 era, as Banjo-Kazooie is slated to release January 20th! A release window for the game was announced last month, but now fans know exactly when to expect Rare's bird and bear. Originally released for the Nintendo 64 in 1998, Banjo-Kazooie quickly became a fan ...read more

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Kirby and the Forgotten Land’s File Size is 5.8 GB

Nintendo’s iconic pink fluff Kirby is going to the star of one of his more unique outings soon, with the fully 3D platformer Kirby and the Forgotten Land launching for the Switch in a little over a couple of months. The game has surprised people with how good it has looked in what Nintendo has shown of it so far, and more details on it are emerging as well. Over on the game’s eShop page, ...read more

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New Donkey Kong Game for Nintendo Switch Rumored to Be in Development

A new Donkey Kong video game for Nintendo Switch is rumored to be in development. Over the past year, there has been a whole lot of talk about Nintendo's famous ape and what he could be doing next. At this point in time, 2014's Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze remains the most recent mainline Donkey Kong game that has released on a Nintendo platform. And while DK has spent such a long time ...read more

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Nintendo warns of fake websites selling discounted Switch consoles

Nintendo is warning online shoppers of fake websites selling discounted Switch consoles. In an update shared to Nintendo's Japanese website (thanks, Siliconera), Nintendo singles out one website in particular for reportedly using its iconic logo illegally and pretending to be official. The fake website has apparently been selling Nintendo products, like the best-selling Switch console, at ...read more

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Mario Kart 9 Reportedly Bringing Back Fan-Favorite Feature

Mario Kart 9 is reportedly bringing back a fan-favorite feature. There's been a lot of rumors percolating about the next Mario Kart game the last couple of weeks. Some have referred to the next installment as Mario Kart 9, while others have labeled it Mario Kart 10, suggesting Nintendo views Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit as Mario Kart 9. Whatever the case, there have been lots of rumors about the ...read more

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EA Is the Next Major Publisher Tipped for a Takeover

With Microsoft’s near-$70 billion buyout of Activision Blizzard, all bets are basically off the table. While you could explain away Bethesda’s acquisition as an anomaly – it was a struggling publisher that was privately owned – it’s clear that we’re now waist-deep in an industry consolidation era. Other publishers will be bought, it’s just a question of when. The Financial Times ...read more

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Battlefield 2042 May Go Free-to-Play

Battlefield 2042 has been a pretty big disappointment in the eyes of many longtime fans. When the game was released at the end of 2021, it was filled to the brim with bugs, missing features, and a number of questionable development decisions. Since that time, developer DICE has been trying to improve the game through a number of post-launch updates, but that hasn't prevented many players from ...read more

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Original Final Fantasy VII Looks Gorgeous At 60FPS

Originally released on PlayStation in 1997, Final Fantasy VII was within a year ported to Windows PCs and released in June 1998. It's a bit long-in-the-tooth, sure, but has always had a dedicated community of modders doing bits and bobs: one nut has proven especially tough to crack, however. The game is locked at 15 frames per second. This is a particular problem with the original PC version ...read more

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WWE 2K22 Confirmed For March 11 Release

2K has staple-gunned a March 11, 2022 release date to the long-awaited WWE 2K22, as well as lifting the wraps off a series of special edition versions of the wrestling sequel. First up is the WWE 2K22 Standard Edition, which will set you back $69.99/£64.99 for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S and $59.99/£59.99 for PS4 and Xbox One editions. It also includes the Undertaker Immortal Pack as a preorder ...read more

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Dragon Age 4 Insider Shares Update on Release Date

A prominent EA insider has shared an update on the release date of Dragon Age 4. Unfortunately, the update is brief and it has only bad news. In some form or another, Dragon Age 4 has been in development since 2015, and it's been announced since 2018. Over the years, there have been numerous reports about its troubled development. Thus on the surface level, it's surprising that in 2022 we still ...read more

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Epic’s next free game is a post-apocalyptic action shooter with mechs

It’s Thursday, and you know what that means – another round of free PC games from the Epic Games Store. This week, you can grab the physics-based puzzle game Relicta, and as ever, Epic has revealed next week’s freebie, too. Daemon x Machina is a post-apocalyptic action game where you pilot chonking big mechs to defend humanity from corrupted machines and gigantic robots. You’ll be able ...read more

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 is Expected to Release in Q4 2022

Given the critical and commercial success Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order enjoyed, there hasn’t been any doubt in anyone’s mind that Respawn Entertainment’s action-adventure game is going to receive a sequel. Even though EA hasn’t officially announced one, it’s expressed on multiple occasions that it intends to develop more games in the Fallen Order series, while job listings have ...read more

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GRID Legends PC Requirements Revealed

Codemasters and EA’s upcoming GRID Legends is going to be one of several major new games coming out in the jampacked February, and for fans of the racing genre, this one is looking like a game worth keeping an eye on. If you’re planning on picking it up on PC, the game’s system requirements have now been revealed as well, courtesy of its Steam page. They’re not too demanding on either ...read more

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Activision pursued a Facebook buyout before selling to Microsoft

CEO Bobby Kotick and Activision's board of directors tried to sell the company to other companies including Facebook parent Meta before taking a deal with Microsoft, it's claimed. Bloomberg reports that "Kotick and the board weren't sold on Microsoft as the acquirer" and initially pursued deals with at least two other companies, one of them being Meta Platforms, according to sources privy to ...read more

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E3 Digital Event Reportedly A Mess And "Probably" Cancelled

The ESA recently revealed that E3 2022 would be not be taking place in a physical setting for the third year in a row, but now it’s looking like the digital event is “probably” cancelled too. E3’s physical event cancellation comes due to the COVID-19 pandemic still having a strong impact on society, with the world gradually embracing the digital era more and more because of the deadly ...read more

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Take-Two is still looking for acquisition targets following Zynga deal

After announcing the games industry’s biggest ever deal, Take-Two has said it’s still interested in further acquisitions. Earlier today the company revealed its intention to acquire mobile games giant Zynga in a deal worth a record $12.7 billion. It will see Take-Two’s blockbuster console and PC franchises like Grand Theft Auto, Borderlands, NBA 2K and BioShock brought under the same ...read more

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GTA publisher buys mobile games giant Zynga for $12.7 billion

Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two has announced plans to acquire Zynga, the developer of social games like Farmville and Words With Friends, in a record-setting deal worth $12.7 billion (£9.4 billion). The acquisition will be finalised some time before July, subject to approval by regulatory authorities. The acquisition makes Take-Two among the world’s biggest publishers of mobile games, ...read more

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PUBG Mobile Cheat Makers Ordered To Pay $10 Million

A court case pitting Krafton Inc. and Tencent Games--developer and publisher of PUBG Mobile, respectively--against a hacking group accused of distributing cheaters for the game has ended with Krafton and Tencent victorious. Federal courts in both the United States and Germany ruled in favor of the two companies, ordering the hacking group to pay around $10 million in damages and restitution to ...read more

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Nvidia Announces GeForce RTX 3090 Ti

During its recent GeForce showcase at CES 2022, Nvidia finally announced the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. Though it didn’t receive a price or release date, it was confirmed to offer 40 TFLOPS of performance and 24 GB GDDR6X which runs at 21 Gbps. More details will be coming later this month. Nvidia also announced the GeForce RTX 3050 – a GPU option that’s meant to serve as a 50-class GPU option ...read more

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Twitch Sees A 45 Percent Viewership Increase In 2021

Twitch just grows more and more successful every year, and 2021 is no exception. The popular live-streaming service has seen a 45 percent increase in viewership from last year. That's equivalent to 24 billion hours people have spent watching their favorite streamers gaming (first and foremost), teaching, hanging out in hot tubs, and... farting, for some reason. According to Destructoid, ...read more

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Tesla no longer allowing drivers to play video games

CNN reports that Tesla has opted to give up on allowing drivers to play video games while driving Tesla cars after a federal safety probe showed what should have been obvious from the start: Playing video games while driving is unsafe. Dubbed “Passenger Play”, the feature allowed passengers to interface with the touchscreen and play games while the car is in motion. And even though Tesla ...read more

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Nintendo Switch Online Reveals Banjo-Kazooie Release Date

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscribers will soon get a chance to play one of the most beloved games of the Nintendo 64 era, as Banjo-Kazooie is slated to release January 20th! A release window for the game was announced last month, but now fans know exactly when to expect Rare's bird and bear. Originally released for the Nintendo 64 in 1998, Banjo-Kazooie quickly became a fan ...read more

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Rainbow Six Extraction trailer explains the endgame Maelstrom mode

A new Rainbow Six Extraction trailer breaks down the game's extra-challenging endgame mode, called Maelstrom. For the uninitiated, Maelstrom is essentially a harder but more rewarding version of the core Rainbow Six Extraction experience. Instead of the usual max of 3 objectives in a row, Maelstrom tasks you with completing 9 consecutive objectives in any given region. And just to spice things ...read more

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Dramatic Dying Light 2 trailer ties in with the first game's hero

A brand new Dying Light 2 gameplay trailer sets up the events of the long-awaited sequel, and it does so in surprisingly dramatic fashion, even referencing the protagonist of the first Dying Light, Kyle Crane. The latest trailer is subtitled 'The Reason', and as promised, it vaguely explains Dying Light 2 hero Aiden Caldwell's motive for traveling to The City, one of the last basecamps of ...read more

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Gran Turismo 7 gameplay footage shows Daytona International Speedway

Sony has released a new Gran Turismo 7 gameplay video showing off the returning Daytona International Speedway. The circuit has appeared in Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6, and will be coming back for the latest entry. The new PS5 gameplay video shows a lap of the Daytona track, taken from the cockpit view. It then shows the same lap from the replay view, where the frame rate drops ...read more

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Cities: Skylines devs confirm five DLC packs coming this month

It’s time for Cities: Skylines to get a major add-on pack, which means it’s also time for Cities: Skylines to get a massive pile of smaller DLC packs, too. The Airports expansion was announced last month for a January 25 release, and now Paradox has confirmed a host of additional content packs coming to the city-building game on the same day. There are two new radio packs each priced at ...read more

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Massive Lost Ark Gameplay Trailer Released

Lost Ark is set to release on PC in just a few short weeks, and Amazon Games has released an all-new trailer detailing the MMO's gameplay. At more than five minutes in length, the trailer gives a significant amount of information about the free-to-play game, including its character customization options, dungeons, sailing, PvP options, and combat. As far as trailers go, this one is on the beefier ...read more

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Rainbow Six Extraction – Operator Showcase Trailer Details Fuze

Rainbow Six Extraction is out next week with its resolution and frame rate on different platforms recently being revealed. For now though, there’s a new Operator Showcase trailer, this time focusing on Fuze who uses Cluster Charges which release smaller cluster grenades and decimate foes. Check out how that works in the trailer below. Though potent, there is some planning required in their ...read more

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Pokemon Legends: Arceus Trailer Welcomes You to a World of Adventure

It’s been a busy period for Pokemon. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl launched less than two months ago, and soon, what promises to be a long-overdue formula shake-up in the form of Pokemon Legends: Arceus is launching soon as well. New screenshots and trailers have been coming in thick and fast ahead of the game’s imminent launch, and we’ve got another new trailer here ...read more

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