Epic’s Borderlands 3 exclusivity deal cost $146 million

Hearings in the big Epic versus Apple lawsuit are underway, and while it’ll be some time before we see what this means for the future of app stores and the traditional 30% cut that Epic aims to take down, the trial is making numerous bits of previously confidential information available to the public. Including, for example, the exact price paid to make Borderlands 3 a timed Epic Games Store ...read more

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Leaked Epic Games Store Documents Reveal Money For "Free" Games

A leaked document from the ongoing Epic Games v. Apple lawsuit appears to reveal the number of downloads that each free game offered on the Epic Game Store amassed, as well as the lump sum paid to each developer. The document was posted on Twitter by GameDiscoverCo founder (and former Gamasutra editor) Simon Carless, and the numbers run for nine months, from January to September 2019. As usual ...read more

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Sony Really Did Not Want Crossplay on PS4, Leaked Documents Show

It’s no secret that the reason cross-platform play wasn’t a bigger thing last generation was because of Sony. With a comfortable lead the the console sales race, they probably didn’t see much need for it. But we didn’t know just how against it they were until today, when more documents leaked from the ongoing legal battle between Epic and Apple, as reported by The Verge. Players were ...read more

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Epic V Apple Case Reveals Fortnite Made $9 Billion In Two Years

As part of the Epic vs. Apple trial that began today in California, numerous documents were made public as part of the evidence registry. One of these pertained to just how much money Epic Games is making from Fortnite, and surprising no one, it is a heck of a lot. According to The Verge, Fortnite made $9 billion in revenue in 2018 and 2019. We don't know how much profit the game made, ...read more

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Xbox Series X Adds FPS Boost Update to Nearly 100 Games

Microsoft has slowly been upgraded a number of games from previous generations to utilize the newfound power that the Xbox Series X and S consoles offer. While these upgrades started off slowly with a handful of Bethesda games and later added more EA titles to the mix, Xbox has today added a massive number of new games to the service. As of today, 97 games in total have now received FPS Boost ...read more

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Court Documents Reveal Internal Xbox Review of The Last of Us Part 2

Companies conduct internal reviews all the time, whether it’s for one of their products or one of their competitors. Most of the time, however, folks outside of those companies never see them. The ongoing legal fight between Apple and Epic has been dragging a lot of things into the light, though, and the latest juicy tidbit of information concerns the Xbox Portfolio Team’s internal review of ...read more

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Red Dead Online, Outlast 2, Psychonauts, & More

Xbox announced this morning the new slate of video games coming to the Xbox Game Pass subscription service in May, and it includes popular titles like Red Dead Online, Outlast 2, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, and more. The first of these, Dragon Quest Builders 2, is set to join the subscription service tomorrow, May 4th, with the vast majority of them coming to Xbox Game Pass on either May 6th ...read more

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Diablo character sparks a trademark fight between Blizzard and Fox

When you hear the word ‘Diablo’, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Since you’re here, we’re guessing it’s ‘Lord of Destruction’, RPG games, and ‘Stay a while, and listen.’ However, it’s also the name of a character on a new animated series that’s set to premiere this month, setting up a showdown in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office between Blizzard ...read more

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Epic V Apple Case Reveals Fortnite Made $9 Billion In Two Years

As part of the Epic vs. Apple trial that began today in California, numerous documents were made public as part of the evidence registry. One of these pertained to just how much money Epic Games is making from Fortnite, and surprising no one, it is a heck of a lot. According to The Verge, Fortnite made $9 billion in revenue in 2018 and 2019. We don't know how much profit the game made, ...read more

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Xbox Series X Adds FPS Boost Update to Nearly 100 Games

Microsoft has slowly been upgraded a number of games from previous generations to utilize the newfound power that the Xbox Series X and S consoles offer. While these upgrades started off slowly with a handful of Bethesda games and later added more EA titles to the mix, Xbox has today added a massive number of new games to the service. As of today, 97 games in total have now received FPS Boost ...read more

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Court Documents Reveal Internal Xbox Review of The Last of Us Part 2

Companies conduct internal reviews all the time, whether it’s for one of their products or one of their competitors. Most of the time, however, folks outside of those companies never see them. The ongoing legal fight between Apple and Epic has been dragging a lot of things into the light, though, and the latest juicy tidbit of information concerns the Xbox Portfolio Team’s internal review of ...read more

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Red Dead Online, Outlast 2, Psychonauts, & More

Xbox announced this morning the new slate of video games coming to the Xbox Game Pass subscription service in May, and it includes popular titles like Red Dead Online, Outlast 2, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, and more. The first of these, Dragon Quest Builders 2, is set to join the subscription service tomorrow, May 4th, with the vast majority of them coming to Xbox Game Pass on either May 6th ...read more

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Activision Says Reports of Toys for Bob Layoffs Are Incorrect

It’s no secret that Call of Duty has been a money-printing machine for Activision for as long as the series has been around, but over the last couple of years, with the ridiculously successful Call of Duty: Warzone, the series has grown even more in prominence where Activision is concerned. A number of internal studios at the company have already been actively involved with the series’ ...read more

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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Will Get an 11.8 GB Day One Patch

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition may have gone gold about a month ago, but as is usually the case with games that go gold, that doesn’t mean it completely wrapped up development. BioWare has been working on polishing the game further, and many of those fixes are going to be added to the game with a day one patch, as is often the norm. As discovered by Twisted Voxel, the remastered trilogy’s day ...read more

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Leaker Claims Modern Warfare 3's Campaign Is Being Remastered

With rumours abound about the state of this year's Call of Duty title, one reputable leaker is claiming that Modern Warfare 3's campaign is being remastered this year. Leaks for a remaster of Modern Warfare 3's campaign have been popping up over the past couple of months. As reported by Dexerto the latest one comes from Call of Duty leaker TheMW2Ghost who Tweeted about the remaster and the ...read more

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Microsoft Reportedly Only Has Three-Month Exclusivity On STALKER 2

Allegedly leaked documents that also showed Microsoft's plan to cut its profit share for games sold on the Xbox Store also suggest STALKER 2 will not be an Xbox console exclusive for long. Currently set to a 30% revenue split on game sales, the Xbox Store will change to give Microsoft just 12% of the profits from digital game sales, according to court documents obtained by The Verge that also ...read more

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Sony Really Did Not Want Crossplay on PS4, Leaked Documents Show

It’s no secret that the reason cross-platform play wasn’t a bigger thing last generation was because of Sony. With a comfortable lead the the console sales race, they probably didn’t see much need for it. But we didn’t know just how against it they were until today, when more documents leaked from the ongoing legal battle between Epic and Apple, as reported by The Verge. Players were ...read more

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Epic V Apple Case Reveals Fortnite Made $9 Billion In Two Years

As part of the Epic vs. Apple trial that began today in California, numerous documents were made public as part of the evidence registry. One of these pertained to just how much money Epic Games is making from Fortnite, and surprising no one, it is a heck of a lot. According to The Verge, Fortnite made $9 billion in revenue in 2018 and 2019. We don't know how much profit the game made, ...read more

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Court Documents Reveal Internal Xbox Review of The Last of Us Part 2

Companies conduct internal reviews all the time, whether it’s for one of their products or one of their competitors. Most of the time, however, folks outside of those companies never see them. The ongoing legal fight between Apple and Epic has been dragging a lot of things into the light, though, and the latest juicy tidbit of information concerns the Xbox Portfolio Team’s internal review of ...read more

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Red Dead Online, Outlast 2, Psychonauts, & More

Xbox announced this morning the new slate of video games coming to the Xbox Game Pass subscription service in May, and it includes popular titles like Red Dead Online, Outlast 2, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, and more. The first of these, Dragon Quest Builders 2, is set to join the subscription service tomorrow, May 4th, with the vast majority of them coming to Xbox Game Pass on either May 6th ...read more

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Activision Says Reports of Toys for Bob Layoffs Are Incorrect

It’s no secret that Call of Duty has been a money-printing machine for Activision for as long as the series has been around, but over the last couple of years, with the ridiculously successful Call of Duty: Warzone, the series has grown even more in prominence where Activision is concerned. A number of internal studios at the company have already been actively involved with the series’ ...read more

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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Will Get an 11.8 GB Day One Patch

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition may have gone gold about a month ago, but as is usually the case with games that go gold, that doesn’t mean it completely wrapped up development. BioWare has been working on polishing the game further, and many of those fixes are going to be added to the game with a day one patch, as is often the norm. As discovered by Twisted Voxel, the remastered trilogy’s day ...read more

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Persona 5 Fighting Game Could Be on Its Way

Even though it just released a new Persona 5 spin-off earlier this year with Persona 5 Strikers, it looks like Atlus could be continuing the series in a new manner down the road. Although Atlus and publisher Sega haven't announced anything in an official capacity just yet, some new maneuvers behind the scenes have indicated that a new Persona game--specifically within the fighting genre--could be ...read more

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Leaker Claims Modern Warfare 3's Campaign Is Being Remastered

With rumours abound about the state of this year's Call of Duty title, one reputable leaker is claiming that Modern Warfare 3's campaign is being remastered this year. Leaks for a remaster of Modern Warfare 3's campaign have been popping up over the past couple of months. As reported by Dexerto the latest one comes from Call of Duty leaker TheMW2Ghost who Tweeted about the remaster and the ...read more

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Epic V Apple Case Reveals Fortnite Made $9 Billion In Two Years

As part of the Epic vs. Apple trial that began today in California, numerous documents were made public as part of the evidence registry. One of these pertained to just how much money Epic Games is making from Fortnite, and surprising no one, it is a heck of a lot. According to The Verge, Fortnite made $9 billion in revenue in 2018 and 2019. We don't know how much profit the game made, ...read more

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Nintendo Switch Production Seeing Massive Increase

The Nintendo Switch has been a massive success for Nintendo, and it seems the company will be increasing production in order to meet continued demand. According to Nikkei Asia, Nintendo will seek to produce a record 30 million units this fiscal year. That would be an all-time high for the system, and seems to be a direct result of increased stay-at-home demands. Nikkei estimates that number could ...read more

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Nintendo declines to comment on latest ‘Switch Pro’ report

Nintendo has declined to comment on a new Japanese report claiming it’s planning to significantly ramp up Switch production, in anticipation for a new higher-end model. Nikkei (paywall) reported on Tuesday that Nintendo has asked its manufacturing partners to increase Switch production to 30 million units for this fiscal year, ending March 31, 2022. The figures would represent Switch’s ...read more

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Streets of Rage 4 Mr. X Nightmare DLC Adds Max Thunder

Publisher and developer Dotemu, and developers Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games announced Mr. X Nightmare, a new paid DLC for Streets of Rage 4 earlier in April. The DLC would come with 3 new characters, as well as a survival mode. The first character was Estel Aguirre, a cop who serves as one of the bosses in the original game. Today, we learned the second character is Max Thunder, a ...read more

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New Elden Ring Release Window Hinted At

Elden Ring has a new release window for its fans to cling to, and while it’s a broad one, there’s hope that we’ll see more of the game sooner rather than later. The game was discussed during the latest financial results from FromSoftware’s parent company Kadokawa Corporation which said it plans to have the game out before the end of this fiscal year. That means sometime before April 2022, ...read more

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Ni No Kuni 2 Switch version leaks via an ESRB rating

Ni No Kuni 2 is coming to Nintendo Switch, according to an unceremoniously revealed ESRB listing. Gematsu spotted the listing for Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom - Prince's Edition on the Entertainment Software Ratings Board's official site, and it's still online as of this writing. The Prince's Edition specifically includes the base game and two expansion DLC packs, as well as some extra ...read more

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Apex Legends devs would "love to deliver" more PvE content

Apex Legends developer Respawn would "love to deliver" more PvE content. In an interview with Eurogamer, game director Chad Grenier discusses the possibility of more PvE content for Apex Legends. "The team certainly loves to make that kind of content. A lot of our team comes from a single-player background... we made the single-player campaign in Titanfall 2," Grenier said.

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Fall Guys for Switch and Xbox has been delayed, cross-play coming

Fall Guys will no longer be released for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S this summer. In a development update, Mediatonic said the delayed releases will give the studio time to implement new features like cross-play. “With so many new opportunities now in our hands, we’ve realised that our previously announced Summer 2021 Switch and Xbox release schedule is unfortunately ...read more

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Epic’s Borderlands 3 exclusivity deal cost $146 million

Hearings in the big Epic versus Apple lawsuit are underway, and while it’ll be some time before we see what this means for the future of app stores and the traditional 30% cut that Epic aims to take down, the trial is making numerous bits of previously confidential information available to the public. Including, for example, the exact price paid to make Borderlands 3 a timed Epic Games Store ...read more

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Leaked Epic Games Store Documents Reveal Money For "Free" Games

A leaked document from the ongoing Epic Games v. Apple lawsuit appears to reveal the number of downloads that each free game offered on the Epic Game Store amassed, as well as the lump sum paid to each developer. The document was posted on Twitter by GameDiscoverCo founder (and former Gamasutra editor) Simon Carless, and the numbers run for nine months, from January to September 2019. As usual ...read more

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Epic V Apple Case Reveals Fortnite Made $9 Billion In Two Years

As part of the Epic vs. Apple trial that began today in California, numerous documents were made public as part of the evidence registry. One of these pertained to just how much money Epic Games is making from Fortnite, and surprising no one, it is a heck of a lot. According to The Verge, Fortnite made $9 billion in revenue in 2018 and 2019. We don't know how much profit the game made, ...read more

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Red Dead Online, Outlast 2, Psychonauts, & More

Xbox announced this morning the new slate of video games coming to the Xbox Game Pass subscription service in May, and it includes popular titles like Red Dead Online, Outlast 2, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, and more. The first of these, Dragon Quest Builders 2, is set to join the subscription service tomorrow, May 4th, with the vast majority of them coming to Xbox Game Pass on either May 6th ...read more

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Diablo character sparks a trademark fight between Blizzard and Fox

When you hear the word ‘Diablo’, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Since you’re here, we’re guessing it’s ‘Lord of Destruction’, RPG games, and ‘Stay a while, and listen.’ However, it’s also the name of a character on a new animated series that’s set to premiere this month, setting up a showdown in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office between Blizzard ...read more

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Epic Games Has Bought Artstation, Drops Marketplace Fees To 12%

Epic Games has officially purchased Artstation, the website that is seen as the go-to hub for professional artists in the video game industry to upload their portfolios to. Also used by a large number of art professionals in the film industry, the website allows users and fans to see just how much work goes into creating the visual architecture that studios use to define the style and tone of a ...read more

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Activision Says Reports of Toys for Bob Layoffs Are Incorrect

It’s no secret that Call of Duty has been a money-printing machine for Activision for as long as the series has been around, but over the last couple of years, with the ridiculously successful Call of Duty: Warzone, the series has grown even more in prominence where Activision is concerned. A number of internal studios at the company have already been actively involved with the series’ ...read more

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Saints Row: The Third Remastered is Coming to Steam on May 22

Saints Row: The Third Remastered launched nearly a year ago, delivering an updated and touched up version of Volition’s bombastic and beloved open world action title. On PC, however, the game launched as an Epic Games Store exclusive- and if you’ve been waiting for it to arrive on Steam, there’s good news for you. It’s been confirmed via the series’ official Twitter account that ...read more

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Verizon Sells Yahoo, AOL In $5 Billion Deal

Telecom giant Verizon Communications has announced plans to sell Yahoo and AOL to a private equity company called Apollo Global Management. The sale price? $5 billion. The deal is expected to close later this year. According to The New York Times, the deal covers not only the Yahoo and AOL brands, but their advertising platforms, too. Verizon is not completely divesting of Yahoo and AOL, as it ...read more

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Phantoml0rd wins Twitch lawsuit

In 2016, Twitch imposed a lifetime ban against popular CS:GO streamer James "Phantoml0rd" Varga. The reason for the ban was never made clear—Twitch said only that the channel was closed "due to terms of service violations"—but it was widely assumed to be related to allegations that he was also the owner of the CS:GO skin gambling site CSGOShuffle, which he heavily promoted on his ...read more

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The Game Awards Ratings Keep Passing The Oscars

Over the last few years, ratings for The Game Awards have been steadily increasing, while viewers have been tuning out the Academy Awards. In a startling comparison, video game industry analyst @BenjiSales stacked the two award shows against one another to compare the number of viewers. The Academy Awards this year saw a steep decline over last year's show, with 9.8 million viewers tuning in ...read more

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Bitcoin 'Inventor' Claims Copyright Of Bitcoin White Paper

London's High Court has given the go-ahead for Craig Steven Wright to pursue a copyright infringement lawsuit against the publisher of the bitcoin.org website. Wright is claiming that he is the original writer of the bitcoin white paper that is held on the site in question, which outlines the technology of the cryptocurrency. The white paper was written back in 2008 and is called Bitcoin: A ...read more

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AT&T Reportedly Looking to Sell Rooster Teeth

AT&T is reportedly looking to sell Rooster Teeth according to a new report. Back in 2018, AT&T acquired Otter Media that included the likes of Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, and more media companies. But in the years since, AT&T has notably been narrowing down this acquisition by selling off its various pieces to other companies such as the notable acquisition of Crunchyroll by Sony (which is ...read more

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Cyberpunk 2077 Boss Laughs After Being Asked About Google Stadia Sales

Earlier this year, Google announced that it would be closing the first-party studio division of Stadia and would instead look to focus on supporting third-party projects well into the future. Unfortunately, if a new response from one of the creators of Cyberpunk 2077 is any indication, it sounds as though even third-party titles might not be boding quite well on the game streaming platform at ...read more

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Ransomware group demands $50M for stolen Apple schematics

A ransomware group called REvil has threatened to publish "large quantities of confidential drawings and gigabytes of personal data" stolen from a Taiwanese laptop manufacturer, including designs for several Apple laptops. According to a report at The Record, REvil has asked for $50 million as ransom for the stolen files. REvil posted screenshots of Apple's MacBooks on a dark web portal on ...read more

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Battlefield Mobile Game Announced

Electronic Arts and its EA Dice studio are working alongside Industrial Toys on a mobile Battlefield game, an announcement that shouldn’t be unexpected considering how every major shooter has a mobile spin-off of some sort nowadays. EA’s take on the mobile experience for Battlefield won’t be out this year, however, with the publisher instead planning on releasing the game at some point in ...read more

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The King of Fighters 15 shows off Chris in latest trailer

Chris has been announced as the latest character to join The King of Fighters roster. The King of Fighters 15’s roster has expanded with Chris who is part of team Orochi Team. In charge of vocals for the band CYS, he and his bandmates Shermie and Yashiro is also a member of the Four Heavenly Kings of Orochi. Although he has no experience in martial arts, he overwhelms his opponent with ...read more

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Rainbow Six Siege “Apocalypse” event kicks off tomorrow

The Apocalypse has come to Rainbow Six Siege, at least in the form of a limited-time event. The new mode will be available beginning tomorrow, running from May 4-18. Rainbow Six Siege is always a leaky ship, and that gets especially weird as the developers like to tease new content well ahead of release. Last week, Ubisoft hinted at something major coming to the multiplayer game, and it ...read more

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Apex Legends trailer highlights Valkyrie's destructive abilities

A new Apex Legends trailer outlines newcomer Apex Legends Valkyrie's abilities, and she looks absolutely lethal. In the trailer just below, you can see Valkyrie in action, with a deep dive on her abilities in particular. This Apex Legends newbie is able to put her jetpack to use anywhere and everywhere, soaring high above the battlefield using the gadget as her passive ability.

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New Biomutant Trailer Showcases the Game's Gorgeous World

Biomutant will release in just under a month, and to build hype, THQ Nordic has released a brand-new trailer for the game. This time around, the focus is on the world that players will explore in the title, which features a strange mash-up of post-apocalyptic elements and lush greenery. Developer Experiment 101 hasn't gone into too much detail about the game's backstory just yet, but there are a ...read more

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Total War: Rome Remastered Details Features In Latest Trailer

At the end of the month, you’ll be able to go back and experience Total War: Rome with a new remaster. The game is one of the early ones in the beloved strategy series. Sega and Creative Assembly have been marketing the game ahead of release, including showing a comparison between it and the original as well as some changes you can expect in the update. Now, get a look at the various features ...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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