Xbox Insider Provides Update on Gears of War 6

A prominent industry insider has provided an update on Gears of War 6, confirming it won't be revealed at E3 2021, which rules out a 2021 release and possibly a 2022 release as well. Xbox and The Coalition haven't formally announced Gears of War 6 yet, but the expectation is it will be out next year given that Gears of War 5 released in 2019, three years after Gears of War 4. However, unless ...read more

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Square Enix joins the growing digital E3 2021 roster

Square Enix is due to have some sort of presence at E3 2021, its president has confirmed. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei (Japanese), Yosuke Matsuda was asked which Square Enix titles he was looking forward to in 2021. “Outriders, the release of which was postponed, was released on April 1,” Matsuda replied, “and NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… will also be released in April. ...read more

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Days Gone 2 petition clears 50,000 signatures

Days Gone fans have amassed over 53,000 signatures for a petition calling on Sony to greenlight a sequel to the 2019 open-world game. According to a Bloomberg report published this month, developer Sony Bend had a pitch for Days Gone 2 rejected by Sony, following a disappointing critical reception to the original game (Days Gone currently has a Metacritic score of 71). The publication ...read more

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Rockstar makes all Max Payne 3 and LA Noire DLC free on PC

Rockstar has been doing some work behind the scenes on some of its most beloved games. In what started out as a bit of a snafu, Rockstar has turned into a feel good moment for fans. Yesterday, Rockstar’s games got accidentally pulled from Steam. The sudden removal was spotted by PC Gamer, and it’s not unlike the recent Steam store bug that deleted several game pages, including Vale’s ...read more

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Sony Paid To Delay Monster Hunter World’s PC Version & Block Crossplay

While the Monster Hunter franchise had always been a popular one, especially in Japan, the release of Monster Hunter World in 2018 elevated the series to incredible heights, and it became Capcom’s top property almost overnight. There were a lot of factors there, but in the end, it hit all the right chords at all the right times. It also seems as if one of the platform holders had a big hand in ...read more

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Rainbow Six Siege Doc charity bundle raises over $170k for AbleGamers

In November last year, Rainbow Six Siege developer Ubisoft launched an initiative called the Sixth Guardian Program for the FPS game’s Operation Neon Dawn. This kicked off a series of seasonal operator gear bundles with 100% of net proceeds going directly to selected charities – and it seems they’ve been a roaring success. The first chosen charity, The AbleGamers Charity, has announced its ...read more

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Modder Increases PS2 Controller Rumble To Earthquake Level

There is currently an abundance of mods, both physical and software-based, to enhance gameplay from a variety of titles. While many of these adjustments inch fans’ experience closer to the real thing, one modder has taken modifications to the extreme with enhanced controller rumble. The PS5 has taken video game technology to a whole new level, particularly with its DualSense controller, and ...read more

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Xbox Update Adds Audio Passthrough, Better Quick Resume

A new update for Xbox OS went live April 19 for Xbox Update Preview users, and it will soon add two small but important features to your favorite Xbox console. The update adds a new audio feature and makes a helpful addition to Quick Resume. First, the update will add audio passthrough to the console, meaning that audio will "pass through" the console with minimal effect. While the specifics ...read more

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Xbox Insider Provides Update on Gears of War 6

A prominent industry insider has provided an update on Gears of War 6, confirming it won't be revealed at E3 2021, which rules out a 2021 release and possibly a 2022 release as well. Xbox and The Coalition haven't formally announced Gears of War 6 yet, but the expectation is it will be out next year given that Gears of War 5 released in 2019, three years after Gears of War 4. However, unless ...read more

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Square Enix joins the growing digital E3 2021 roster

Square Enix is due to have some sort of presence at E3 2021, its president has confirmed. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei (Japanese), Yosuke Matsuda was asked which Square Enix titles he was looking forward to in 2021. “Outriders, the release of which was postponed, was released on April 1,” Matsuda replied, “and NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… will also be released in April. ...read more

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Rainbow Six Siege Doc charity bundle raises over $170k for AbleGamers

In November last year, Rainbow Six Siege developer Ubisoft launched an initiative called the Sixth Guardian Program for the FPS game’s Operation Neon Dawn. This kicked off a series of seasonal operator gear bundles with 100% of net proceeds going directly to selected charities – and it seems they’ve been a roaring success. The first chosen charity, The AbleGamers Charity, has announced its ...read more

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Xbox Update Adds Audio Passthrough, Better Quick Resume

A new update for Xbox OS went live April 19 for Xbox Update Preview users, and it will soon add two small but important features to your favorite Xbox console. The update adds a new audio feature and makes a helpful addition to Quick Resume. First, the update will add audio passthrough to the console, meaning that audio will "pass through" the console with minimal effect. While the specifics ...read more

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Warzone Event: Verdansk Map Crossed Out During Launch

While we’ll have to wait until the end of the event to see what happens to Verdansk and Warzone as players know it, the most obvious implications of the crossed-out map locations is that they’ll all be renamed and possibly reworked entirely whenever everything’s all said and done. This outcome has been one of the theories players have held since the event was being teased with players ...read more

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More FPS Boosts are Coming to Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X

One of the coolest things about Microsoft’s focus on backwards compatibility is that older backwards compatible games often run better than they did on their original hardware through things like enhanced resolutions and better performance. The big new thing is FPS Boost, which natively doubles and in some cases quadruples the frame rates of the original games. There haven’t been any ...read more

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Psychonauts 2 Reaffirmed to Release in 2021

Today marks the 16-year anniversary of Double Fine Productions' beloved platformer Psychonauts. And while the game's sequel which is still in development won't end up sharing this birthday with its predecessor, Double Fine has taken some time today to give a brief update on the upcoming title's status. As shared over on Twitter, Double Fine reiterated that Psychonauts 2 is still very much ...read more

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Call of Duty 2021 rumored to have a last-gen version

Call of Duty 2021 will be split into two releases for both console generations, according to a known leaker. In a recent tweet, Battlefield and Call of Duty leaker Tom Henderson claims that the unannounced Call of Duty 2021 will be split into two versions: one releasing on PS4 and Xbox One, and the other releasing for PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. However, Henderson doesn't specify ...read more

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Square Enix joins the growing digital E3 2021 roster

Square Enix is due to have some sort of presence at E3 2021, its president has confirmed. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei (Japanese), Yosuke Matsuda was asked which Square Enix titles he was looking forward to in 2021. “Outriders, the release of which was postponed, was released on April 1,” Matsuda replied, “and NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… will also be released in April. ...read more

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Days Gone 2 petition clears 50,000 signatures

Days Gone fans have amassed over 53,000 signatures for a petition calling on Sony to greenlight a sequel to the 2019 open-world game. According to a Bloomberg report published this month, developer Sony Bend had a pitch for Days Gone 2 rejected by Sony, following a disappointing critical reception to the original game (Days Gone currently has a Metacritic score of 71). The publication ...read more

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Sony Paid To Delay Monster Hunter World’s PC Version & Block Crossplay

While the Monster Hunter franchise had always been a popular one, especially in Japan, the release of Monster Hunter World in 2018 elevated the series to incredible heights, and it became Capcom’s top property almost overnight. There were a lot of factors there, but in the end, it hit all the right chords at all the right times. It also seems as if one of the platform holders had a big hand in ...read more

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Rainbow Six Siege Doc charity bundle raises over $170k for AbleGamers

In November last year, Rainbow Six Siege developer Ubisoft launched an initiative called the Sixth Guardian Program for the FPS game’s Operation Neon Dawn. This kicked off a series of seasonal operator gear bundles with 100% of net proceeds going directly to selected charities – and it seems they’ve been a roaring success. The first chosen charity, The AbleGamers Charity, has announced its ...read more

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Modder Increases PS2 Controller Rumble To Earthquake Level

There is currently an abundance of mods, both physical and software-based, to enhance gameplay from a variety of titles. While many of these adjustments inch fans’ experience closer to the real thing, one modder has taken modifications to the extreme with enhanced controller rumble. The PS5 has taken video game technology to a whole new level, particularly with its DualSense controller, and ...read more

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Marvel’s Avengers Creative Director Re-joins Naughty Dog

Marvel’s Avengers just can’t catch a break. On top of a middling-to-poor critical reception and poor sales, Marvel’s Avengers has also lost its director. Shaun Escayg, who wrote and directed the game, confirmed that he has left Crystal Dynamics and rejoined Naughty Dog today. At Naughty Dog, Escayg worked as a cinematic director for The Last of Us and Uncharted 4. He was the director for ...read more

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Warzone Event: Verdansk Map Crossed Out During Launch

While we’ll have to wait until the end of the event to see what happens to Verdansk and Warzone as players know it, the most obvious implications of the crossed-out map locations is that they’ll all be renamed and possibly reworked entirely whenever everything’s all said and done. This outcome has been one of the theories players have held since the event was being teased with players ...read more

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PS5 will still play some discs when its CMOS battery dies

The PS5 will still be able to play some disc-based games when its internal clock dies, but digital purchases will be inaccessible. According to a study by game preservation team Does it Play, the PS5 won’t suffer as badly as older Sony consoles when its internal battery dies. In testing it was found that a PS5 with its internal battery disabled could still play a variety of PS4 discs in ...read more

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Square Enix joins the growing digital E3 2021 roster

Square Enix is due to have some sort of presence at E3 2021, its president has confirmed. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei (Japanese), Yosuke Matsuda was asked which Square Enix titles he was looking forward to in 2021. “Outriders, the release of which was postponed, was released on April 1,” Matsuda replied, “and NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… will also be released in April. ...read more

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Mario Kart 8 Breaks Incredible Sales Record

If you were hoping to see Nintendo announce Mario Kart 9 for the Nintendo Switch any time soon, you might be in for some bad news. Although the most recent installment in the iconic racing franchise from Nintendo was a big success for the company, which would seemingly lead to the creation of a sequel, Mario Kart 8 has almost been too successful. In fact, the game broke another staggering record ...read more

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Nintendo quietly shuts down Nintendo Labo homepage

Nintendo has quietly shut down its dedicated Labo homepage, possibly signaling the end of the Switch's line of buildable cardboard accessories. As flagged by Twitter user Akfamilyhome (via Nintendo Life), the North American website for all things Labo (formerly labo.nintendo.com) now redirects to a product page for Labo VR. We've reached out to Nintendo for clarification, but it's hard to ...read more

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Apex Legends Leak Reveals the Abilities of New Character

Apex Legends is yet to reveal Season 9's new Legend, but we know the new season is coming with a new character thanks to previous leaks. Fittingly, a brand new leak has revealed the abilities of a new character, though it may not be the new Season 9 character. If you're not caught up on the latest Apex Legends leaks, there are a few unreleased characters we know of thanks to leaks. One of ...read more

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Big Nintendo Switch Feature Possibly Leaked and Nobody Noticed

The most recent Nintendo Switch update that hit earlier this month has seemingly leaked a long-awaited feature that Switch and Switch Lite users have begging Nintendo to add, yet nobody seems to have noticed, though that's because the patch notes of the update are misleading. According to the patch notes of the latest update to the pair of consoles, said update didn't much. In fact, the patch ...read more

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New Super Monkey Ball Title Potentially Leaked

Earlier today, a new Super Monkey Ball game titled Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania was listed on The Australian Classifications board, seemingly indicating a new entry in the long-running franchise is coming. If this leak follows the same timeline as the last entry in the Super Monkey Ball series--which was rated by the board on July 16, 2019 and released only three months later--it's possible ...read more

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Resident Evil Chapter Announced for Dead by Daylight

During today's Resident Evil Showcase, Capcom revealed that content based on the series will come to Dead by Daylight in June. Players will be able to get an Umbrella Charm, but no additional details have been announced, just yet. On May 25th, developer Behaviour Interactive will host a Twitch stream for the fifth anniversary of Dead by Daylight. During the stream, viewers can expect to see "an ...read more

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Immortals Fenyx Rising: The Lost Gods Launches April 22

Immortals Fenyx Rising launched a little over four montha ago, bringing a different flavour of a grand open world adventure from Ubisoft, and it was one that was largely to fans’ liking. Since then, as Ubisoft tends to do with its major releases, the publisher has been releasing plenty of updates and meaty content for the game, with two expansions – A New God and Myths of the Eastern Realm ...read more

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Xbox Insider Provides Update on Gears of War 6

A prominent industry insider has provided an update on Gears of War 6, confirming it won't be revealed at E3 2021, which rules out a 2021 release and possibly a 2022 release as well. Xbox and The Coalition haven't formally announced Gears of War 6 yet, but the expectation is it will be out next year given that Gears of War 5 released in 2019, three years after Gears of War 4. However, unless ...read more

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Square Enix joins the growing digital E3 2021 roster

Square Enix is due to have some sort of presence at E3 2021, its president has confirmed. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei (Japanese), Yosuke Matsuda was asked which Square Enix titles he was looking forward to in 2021. “Outriders, the release of which was postponed, was released on April 1,” Matsuda replied, “and NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… will also be released in April. ...read more

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Rockstar makes all Max Payne 3 and LA Noire DLC free on PC

Rockstar has been doing some work behind the scenes on some of its most beloved games. In what started out as a bit of a snafu, Rockstar has turned into a feel good moment for fans. Yesterday, Rockstar’s games got accidentally pulled from Steam. The sudden removal was spotted by PC Gamer, and it’s not unlike the recent Steam store bug that deleted several game pages, including Vale’s ...read more

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Rainbow Six Siege Doc charity bundle raises over $170k for AbleGamers

In November last year, Rainbow Six Siege developer Ubisoft launched an initiative called the Sixth Guardian Program for the FPS game’s Operation Neon Dawn. This kicked off a series of seasonal operator gear bundles with 100% of net proceeds going directly to selected charities – and it seems they’ve been a roaring success. The first chosen charity, The AbleGamers Charity, has announced its ...read more

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Modder Increases PS2 Controller Rumble To Earthquake Level

There is currently an abundance of mods, both physical and software-based, to enhance gameplay from a variety of titles. While many of these adjustments inch fans’ experience closer to the real thing, one modder has taken modifications to the extreme with enhanced controller rumble. The PS5 has taken video game technology to a whole new level, particularly with its DualSense controller, and ...read more

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Minecraft fan concept for a River Update adds streams and waterfalls

The Caves & Cliffs update for Minecraft may have been split in half, with the world generation piece getting delayed until the holidays, but that hasn’t stopped fans from imagining different ways for its landscape to change. One Minecraft YouTuber has mocked up a trailer for a concept called ‘The River Update,’ which imagines a re-engineering of Minecraft hydrology that adds in creeks, ...read more

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Halo 3 goes horror with a Call Of Duty-inspired zombies mod

Halo 3 might have preceded Halo's own horde mode, Firefight. But a new mod for The Master Chief Collection has given the trilogy-closer its own survival gametype—one inspired by the series' oldest rival. Released over the weekend by modder Crisp, Halo 3: Zombies brings the slow, terrifying death march of Call Of Duty's Zombies mode into Halo's opening jungle map. Undead Nazis have been ...read more

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Warzone Event: Verdansk Map Crossed Out During Launch

While we’ll have to wait until the end of the event to see what happens to Verdansk and Warzone as players know it, the most obvious implications of the crossed-out map locations is that they’ll all be renamed and possibly reworked entirely whenever everything’s all said and done. This outcome has been one of the theories players have held since the event was being teased with players ...read more

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Apex Legends Mobile Has Been Officially Announced

Apex Legends has been going on for a few years now, and has definitely found its niche. The game is now entering its ninth season, one that is leaning hard into its origins of a Titanfall offshoot. Much like many other games in the genre, it’s also found its way to many different platforms, and now it’ll be jumping into another. There has been talks about a mobile version of Apex Legends ...read more

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Apple's M1 chipset comes to the new iPad Pro

So far, Apple M1 has been limited to Apple's Mac devices, but today, the company announced that it's bringing its most powerful chipset yet to the iPad Pro. The new iPad Pro model is the first to replace the A series with the M series chipset, and it also supports 5G for the first time in an iPad. As you'd expect, the new iPad Pro promises a lot more performance than its predecessor, with a ...read more

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Xbox Cloud Gaming beta rolling out for PC and iOS

Xbox Cloud Gaming is launching in limited beta on Chrome and Edge browsers for Windows 10 PCs and the Safari browser for Apple mobile phones and tablets from tomorrow. In a statement on the Xbox blog, Catherine Gluckstein, vice president and head of product for Project xCloud, confirmed that Xbox Cloud Gaming is hitting more platforms on April 20, allowing select users signed up to Xbox Game ...read more

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Refreshed GPUs could bring cryptocurrency mining limiter

Following rumours of a reinvigorated attempt at limiting Ethereum mining on the RTX 3060 12GB by Nvidia, further speculation points to yet more Ampere GPU variants coming in to spoil the fun of cryptocurrency miners everywhere. If you've been keeping up with the whole ordeal, you'll be aware that Nvidia has been trying every way possible to lure cryptominers away from gaming GPUs. Not only has ...read more

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Cyberpunk 2077 dataminer discovers unused quest files

A Cyberpunk 2077 dataminer has discovered new files referencing unreleased street story quests, potentially pointing towards future DLC. Speaking to Eurogamer, modder romulus_is_here said the files appeared after the massive 1.2 patch. Cyberpunk's main quests are usually split into three categories—prologue, part one and epilogue—which are numbered from q000 to q204. But there are now some ...read more

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Twitch Bans Over 7 Million Bots Artificially Inflated Numbers

Twitch has delivered a widespread ban of 7.5 million bot accounts that have been contributing to "the rise of fake engagement" on the platform, the company said. A majority of these fakes accounts engaged in follow-botting or view-botting, which breaks Twitch's Terms of Service. They were detected by "ongoing machine learning technology that will continue to improve," Twitch said on Twitter. ...read more

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Nvidia Says GPU Shortages Will Persist Until The End Of The Year

In its latest update to investors, Nvidia has warned that it expects demand for its products to exceed supply at least until the end of the year. The update comes before the official release of the company's Q1 earnings, but in a blog post Nvidia CFO Colette Kress stressed that channel inventories remain constrained and that this will likely not change by May as previously expected. That said, ...read more

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Hitman studio says it received ‘really attractive’ acquisition offers

IO Interactive has discussed the challenges of remaining independent and the temptation to accept acquisition offers following its split from former parent company Square Enix. In June 2017, IO negotiated a management buyout (MBO) with Square Enix that made it an independent studio, in a deal that also saw it keep all of the rights to the Hitman IP. The MBO, which was completed some 15 ...read more

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Returnal Shows More Gameplay Footage in New Overview Video

Returnal has looked like a exciting prospect since the moment it was first revealed, and the more we get to see of Housemarque’s roguelike shooter, the more it intrigues us. Its launch is right around the corner now, and Sony has been ramping up the hype for the game as we get closer to it. Now, we’ve got some more gameplay footage to check out. In an overview video that was recently ...read more

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Street Fighter 5 Releases New Rose Gameplay Trailer

Rose will release on April 19th as the latest DLC fighter in Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, and Capcom has released an all-new gameplay trailer to build hype. The character is the second fighter from Season 5, following the release of Dan back in February. Rose first appeared in 1995's Street Fighter Alpha, and has appeared in several series entries since. This version of the character will ...read more

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Resident Evil Village is getting a one-hour demo next month

You’re getting a chance to give Resident Evil Village a whirl soon, but you better be swift as it’s only sticking around for one day. Capcom held another Resident Evil showcase last night and revealed all the details you need about the upcoming demo. When you get to play depends on your region, but it’s all kicking off at the start of May. Those of you in North America can play from May ...read more

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Resident Evil Village gameplay video reveals upgrade systems

A new Resident Evil Village gameplay video has revealed how the game’s upgrade systems work. The Game Informer video below shows how players can hunt animals to obtain ingredients such as fish, meat and poultry that can be combined to cook permanent upgrades for Ethan Winters in The Duke’s Kitchen, such as reducing damage taken when guarding. Some larger animals like boars and rams will ...read more

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Minecraft’s Caves & Cliffs update has been (partially) delayed

The huge Caves and Cliffs update for Minecraft revealed earlier this year has been partially delayed. Developer Mojang says the 1.17 update to the sandbox game will now arrive in two parts, with the first arriving this summer as originally planned, and the second being pushed back to the holiday season. Mojang says it decided to split the update in two to ensure quality, manage technical ...read more

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Civ 6 gets its civilisations balance pass and trebuchets next week

The final free update of the Civ 6 New Frontier Pass is coming next week. This patch has been greatly anticipated, especially because it’s going to be doing a much-needed pass on many Civ 6 civilisations by tweaking the abilities of the Civ 6 leaders and the civs themselves. When we looked into which civs the Civ 6 community wanted to see fixed, there wasn’t a lot of consensus, although ...read more

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Skater XL Gets Free Multiplayer Mode On PC

Developer Easy Day Studios has rolled out a multiplayer mode for its skateboarding simulator Skater XL. The mode, which is in beta, is only available on Steam, though Easy Day confirmed the feature will come to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One soon. The free multiplayer mode lets up to 10 players hop into a server to skate together. Players can create group lines to save and watch later as replays, ...read more

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WWE 2K22 Reveals First Teaser Trailer

2K got the hype train moving when they revealed that the first look at the next WWE 2K game would be seen at WrestleMania 37, and they delivered what they promised. During the loaded Night 1 card we got our first look at a trailer for the game, which focused on Rey Mysterio and Cesaro throwing down in the ring. The trailer zooms in close to Mysterio to show off the improved graphics, and then we ...read more

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