Project CARS 2 Receives a High-Octane Accolades Trailer

Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco Entertainment released Project CARS 2 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One last month, and it received favorable reviews from critics. To follow up this glowing praise, an accolades trailer was released for the game today. The trailer, which clocks in at one minute and three seconds, mixes positive quotes with fast-paced gameplay. Project Cars 2 is a racing simulation ...read more

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PUBG Chinese Mobile Game Knock Off Gets New Gameplay Footage

When something gets successful in the industry, there are two things that are assured: a) that other games inspired by its success will follow in its wake, and b) a shameless, almost 1:1 Chinese knock-off of it will definitely be made. PUBG has already seen some of the former occur with Epic Games creating a new PUBG inspired battle royale mode for Fortnite. And now, it is seeing some of the ...read more

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Xbox mouse support may be coming in the next Insider update

Microsoft may have shipped the Fall Update for Xbox users recently but, the company isn't resting just yet. Its renewed focus on rolling out as many features to the platform before the year ends is assuring. We already know that gifting (most probably) is on its way to gamers on the console and backward compatibility with the original Xbox games is on track, too. Now, if reports are to be ...read more

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'Assassin’s Creed Origins' Gets an Amazing Live-Action Trailer

Ubisoft has gone all out to market Assassin’s Creed Origins, and it shows. Along with the countless trailers we’ve already seen for the game, both serious and silly, the publisher has just released an epic new live-action trailer that really captures the feel of the game. In the trailer, a narrator, acting as Bayek, explains how he will strike as an assassin, while we see a number of clips ...read more

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Activision just got a video game patent that’s straight-up evil

One of the most debated topics in the gaming world is in-game purchases and microtransactions, with more online multiplayer games leaning into the fad for an extra source of income past game sales. One such game, Activision and Bungie’s Destiny 2, took a recent controversial stance on putting more in-game purchases into its first-person shooter, as seen through cosmetic shaders being turned ...read more

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GTA Online: Transform Races update is live, but no new vehicles to buy

GTA Online’s latest update, Transform Races, has just gone live. A continuation of the recent Cunning Stunts DLC, Transform Races challenge players to races where the vehicle changes as you pass through checkpoints. One minute you’re in a plane, next a parachute, then a car, bike or other mode of transportation. The update is now live and free for PC, Xbox One and PS4. You won’t ...read more

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Xbox mouse support may be coming in the next Insider update

Microsoft may have shipped the Fall Update for Xbox users recently but, the company isn't resting just yet. Its renewed focus on rolling out as many features to the platform before the year ends is assuring. We already know that gifting (most probably) is on its way to gamers on the console and backward compatibility with the original Xbox games is on track, too. Now, if reports are to be ...read more

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Activision just got a video game patent that’s straight-up evil

One of the most debated topics in the gaming world is in-game purchases and microtransactions, with more online multiplayer games leaning into the fad for an extra source of income past game sales. One such game, Activision and Bungie’s Destiny 2, took a recent controversial stance on putting more in-game purchases into its first-person shooter, as seen through cosmetic shaders being turned ...read more

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GTA Online: Transform Races update is live, but no new vehicles to buy

GTA Online’s latest update, Transform Races, has just gone live. A continuation of the recent Cunning Stunts DLC, Transform Races challenge players to races where the vehicle changes as you pass through checkpoints. One minute you’re in a plane, next a parachute, then a car, bike or other mode of transportation. The update is now live and free for PC, Xbox One and PS4. You won’t ...read more

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Session is hoping that enough players are burned about a lack of Skate

Session is hoping that enough players are burned about a lack of Skate 4 that they will donate to its Kickstarter campaign when it launches on November 14th. Dedicated to “all victims of intolerance,” the Kickstarter’s trailer highlights Session‘s attitude of creative expression over combos and points, with footage that could have been taken directly from a bootleg skate tape. In ...read more

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This week’s Deals with Gold and Spotlight Sale revealed

Microsoft has revealed its latest batch of discounts for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners. This week, Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One can save money on The Witcher 3‘s Game of the Year Edition, Founder’s Packs for Epic Games’ recently released survival game Fortnite, Star Wars Battlefront’s Ultimate Edition, Ghost Recon Wildlands, and several NBA 2K17 and 2K18 virtual currency ...read more

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Dead Space Developer Shut Down by EA

Dead Space and Battlefield: Hardline developer Visceral Games has been shut down by its parent company Electronic Arts. The studio was in the middle of developing a new Star Wars title codenamed “Ragtag” with former Uncharted director Amy Hennig at the helm. In a public statement on the same, EA’s Patrick Söderlund said that the company would have to “pivot” the design based on ...read more

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Activision just got a video game patent that’s straight-up evil

One of the most debated topics in the gaming world is in-game purchases and microtransactions, with more online multiplayer games leaning into the fad for an extra source of income past game sales. One such game, Activision and Bungie’s Destiny 2, took a recent controversial stance on putting more in-game purchases into its first-person shooter, as seen through cosmetic shaders being turned ...read more

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GTA Online: Transform Races update is live, but no new vehicles to buy

GTA Online’s latest update, Transform Races, has just gone live. A continuation of the recent Cunning Stunts DLC, Transform Races challenge players to races where the vehicle changes as you pass through checkpoints. One minute you’re in a plane, next a parachute, then a car, bike or other mode of transportation. The update is now live and free for PC, Xbox One and PS4. You won’t ...read more

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Session is hoping that enough players are burned about a lack of Skate

Session is hoping that enough players are burned about a lack of Skate 4 that they will donate to its Kickstarter campaign when it launches on November 14th. Dedicated to “all victims of intolerance,” the Kickstarter’s trailer highlights Session‘s attitude of creative expression over combos and points, with footage that could have been taken directly from a bootleg skate tape. In ...read more

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Someone bought a $46,000 Gran Turismo Sport bundle

Would you spend $46,000 on Gran Turismo Sport? Because someone did. This insanely expensive collector’s edition of Sony’s recently released racing game (which was only offered in Taiwan) not only came bundled with a PlayStation 4 Pro 1 TB system, PlayStation VR headset, racing wheel and racing seat, and 4K TV, but it also came with a 2018 Mazda MX-5. And no, not an in-game unlock for the ...read more

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Destiny 2’s Prestige Nightfall still has a game-breaking issue

Destiny 2 players are just beginning a new week of resets and bonus content, including the ending of Iron Banner and the launch of the Prestige Leviathan. While the harder version of the sequel’s raid experienced a release delay due to an exploit, one event’s issue that has been around for a few weeks still hasn’t been addressed. Players taking on the Prestige Nightfall Strike might still ...read more

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The biggest new games out this week: October 17th-23rd

Gran Turismo pioneered the serious racing simulator on consoles when it launched on PlayStation back in 1997, but these days it’s hardly alone in the field. With the advent of Forza and a host of other also-rans, there’s a real need to differentiate, and developer Polyphony Digital is finally trying its hand at just that. Gran Turismo Sport isn’t just a real driving simulator, it’s a ...read more

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Activision just got a video game patent that’s straight-up evil

One of the most debated topics in the gaming world is in-game purchases and microtransactions, with more online multiplayer games leaning into the fad for an extra source of income past game sales. One such game, Activision and Bungie’s Destiny 2, took a recent controversial stance on putting more in-game purchases into its first-person shooter, as seen through cosmetic shaders being turned ...read more

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Destiny 2 PC pre-load starts tomorrow

You’ll be able to pre-load the PC version of Destiny 2 beginning tomorrow, October 18. Bungie confirmed that Destiny 2 will indeed be available to download prior to its release next week on PC. Fans were worried the PC version may have a short pre-load window, or none at all, seeing as Bungie had pretty much clarified all other details expect that one. By other details I mean system ...read more

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The biggest new games out this week: October 17th-23rd

Gran Turismo pioneered the serious racing simulator on consoles when it launched on PlayStation back in 1997, but these days it’s hardly alone in the field. With the advent of Forza and a host of other also-rans, there’s a real need to differentiate, and developer Polyphony Digital is finally trying its hand at just that. Gran Turismo Sport isn’t just a real driving simulator, it’s a ...read more

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Grab The Witcher Games For Dirt Cheap On Steam Right Now

If you’ve been looking to get into the adventures of Geralt in The Witcher series – but have been waiting for that moment for your wallet to not take such a beating – the Steam service has exactly what you need right now. That’s because all of The Witcher games are on sale right now, and will continue to be so for the next few days. With these deals, you can get pretty much the whole ...read more

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No more PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds updates before launch

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds‘ live servers will not be updated again before the game’s official launch, according to the development team. According to a new blog post on Steam, the team is hard at work on getting the game ready for launch by the end of the year and as a result this week’s update will be the last. However, there are plans to push a number of updates to the game’s ...read more

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Overwatch reaches 35 million players

Overwatch now has 35 million players on all platforms. Overwatch developer Blizzard announced the milestone today, thanking fans for grouping up with the team. As ever, Blizzard did not detail or break down the figure. Since it launched in May, 2016, the Overwatch player base has been steadily climbing. From 7 million players at launch, to 10 million shortly after the growth was steady. In ...read more

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PUBG Chinese Mobile Game Knock Off Gets New Gameplay Footage

When something gets successful in the industry, there are two things that are assured: a) that other games inspired by its success will follow in its wake, and b) a shameless, almost 1:1 Chinese knock-off of it will definitely be made. PUBG has already seen some of the former occur with Epic Games creating a new PUBG inspired battle royale mode for Fortnite. And now, it is seeing some of the ...read more

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Sledgehammer Games Shows Off New Call Of Duty: WWII Map

Earlier today, a list of new maps were revealed for Call of Duty: WWII, alongside new information on the Zombies mode for the game. We’ve posted some mild information below, but first, we wanted to give Sledgehammer Games a chance to respond regarding the leak – and even got a nice official reveal for our trouble. Michael Condrey spoke with Charlie Intel about the leak, which included ...read more

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AOL Instant Messenger Will Shut Down for Good On Dec. 15

Verizon acquired AOL for $4.4 billion in 2015. Its Oath media subsidiary now oversees AOL it and confirmed the move, saying the service “will always have a special place in our hearts.” The unwinding of AIM follows similar fade-outs for messenger apps from once-mighty internet gateways Yahoo and MSN. With the ubiquity of unlimited smartphone texting, social media and tools like Facebook ...read more

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Google reveals its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

After weeks of heavy leaks, Google has announced its latest handsets, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The devices were introduced as being smarter and also have news designs, pushing the Pixel design slightly forward. Both handsets offer an aluminum body with a hybrid coating; in order to add a bit of fun, Google has also added a pop of color to the power button. Those looking for more performance ...read more

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Microsoft retires Groove Music service, partners with Spotify

Microsoft rebranded Xbox Music to Groove Music two years ago, in a bid to make its music streaming service more relevant to consumers. Despite the name change, Groove always felt like a vestige of the Zune era at Microsoft and something that consumers were unaware of. Microsoft is now giving up on Groove Music today, and partnering with Spotify instead. Microsoft will stop selling Groove Music ...read more

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Windows 10 closing in on Windows 7 Market Share

It’s the first of the month again, which means it’s once again time to read the market share tea leaves. This month Netmarketshare’s data appears to have an error, claiming a 5% increase in Linux market share in one month, so I think it can be safely ignored. More interesting is Statcounter’s numbers in the header image above, which shows a steady increase in Windows 10 web usage, ...read more

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Project CARS 2 Receives a High-Octane Accolades Trailer

Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco Entertainment released Project CARS 2 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One last month, and it received favorable reviews from critics. To follow up this glowing praise, an accolades trailer was released for the game today. The trailer, which clocks in at one minute and three seconds, mixes positive quotes with fast-paced gameplay. Project Cars 2 is a racing simulation ...read more

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PUBG Chinese Mobile Game Knock Off Gets New Gameplay Footage

When something gets successful in the industry, there are two things that are assured: a) that other games inspired by its success will follow in its wake, and b) a shameless, almost 1:1 Chinese knock-off of it will definitely be made. PUBG has already seen some of the former occur with Epic Games creating a new PUBG inspired battle royale mode for Fortnite. And now, it is seeing some of the ...read more

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'Assassin’s Creed Origins' Gets an Amazing Live-Action Trailer

Ubisoft has gone all out to market Assassin’s Creed Origins, and it shows. Along with the countless trailers we’ve already seen for the game, both serious and silly, the publisher has just released an epic new live-action trailer that really captures the feel of the game. In the trailer, a narrator, acting as Bayek, explains how he will strike as an assassin, while we see a number of clips ...read more

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New Dragon Ball FighterZ Trailer Introduces the Evil Cell

Today Bandai Namco Entertainment released a new trailer of its upcoming 2D fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ. The video introduces one of the most classic villains from the Dragon Ball franchise, the infamous bio-android Cell. While the trailer is pretty brief, we do manage to catch a glimpse of Cell both in fast and elegant gameplay, and cutscenes. As usual, the gameplay looks perfectly ...read more

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Video: The Fall Update is now available for Xbox One consoles

Today, Microsoft announced that the Fall Update (or Fall Creators Update on Windows) is available for the Xbox One family of gaming consoles. As with all feature updates, it contains quite a bit. One of the big features is a redesigned Dashboard. You'll find Fluent Design elements throughout the OS, and on the home screen, you can add new content blocks. These allow you to give games, friends, ...read more

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Call of Duty: WWII’s New Live Action Trailer

A new trailer was revealed for Sledgehammer Games’ Call of Duty: WWII, really playing to last-generation nostalgia. The trailer is sure to make you want to gather your World at War squad again to relive those amazing moments from the game on Xbox Live, PSN, or on Steam. The whole trailer seems to celebrate the fact that Call of Duty is finally going back to boots on the ground, World War 2 ...read more

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