Battlefield 2042 dev says smaller locations will make up bigger maps

Battlefield 2042's map design philosophy focuses on bigger maps with smaller internal locations. In a segment, during Xbox Extended Event (via MP1st) DICE spoke on how even though its player count at max is doubling, the game design solution isn't just about making larger and larger maps. Daniel Berlin, design director of the game said:

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Xbox Boss Believes Fan Excitement Is at Its Highest Since Xbox 360 Era

It has been a pretty big past week for the team at Xbox. This time last weekend, Microsoft's gaming division was revealing a number of new looks at upcoming games it has in the pipeline. Some of these included first glimpses at new projects like Redfall and Forza Horizon 5, while previously known titles like Halo Infinite and Starfield were also shown off. In lieu of this massive new showing from ...read more

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Tekken X Street Fighter is Actually Not Dead

While Tekken X Street Fighter is nowhere close to being done about 11 years after its initial announcement, it’s not necessarily cancelled either. Though Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada was reported to have said this on the recent Harada’s Bar, he later clarified that it was a “subtitle problem.” In a subsequent TwitLonger, he clarified that 30 percent of the development “was in ...read more

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Game Boy Advance Emulation Mod Allows for Split-Screen Multiplayer

For many fans, the Game Boy Advance and its semi-successor the Game Boy Advance SP were some of the finest handheld consoles of their day. With the Game Boy Advance now 20 years old, it has a long and venerable history of good games and good times. Of course, with the system discontinued, Game Boy Advance consoles are somewhat harder to find, and will only grow more so as the years go by. ...read more

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Death Stranding Director's Cut has been rated as a PS5 exclusive

Death Stranding Director's Cut will only be available on PS5. As first spotted earlier today by Gematsu on Twitter, the ESRB rating for the upcoming Death Stranding Director's Cut has been revealed. Notably, the ESRB rating itself was only filed for a PS5 version of the game, which heavily suggests that the new revised edition of Death Stranding from Kojima Productions will only be available ...read more

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Demon's Souls PS4 Rumors Likely Debunked

Just a few days ago, rumors began circling that Bluepoint's remake of Demon's Souls for PlayStation 5 may also be coming to PlayStation 4 as well. Although Sony hadn't formally announced anything of this sort, the game itself appeared in a database that featured a listing of the title for PS4. However, according to one reputable insider, this listing doesn't mean a whole lot and is by no means ...read more

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Bayonetta 3 “still exists” and development is “progressing well”

Another E3, another Bayonetta 3 no-show. It’s getting rather depressing. But don’t worry lovelies: Bayonetta 3 is still in development and things are progressing nicely. That’s according to Nintendo’s Bill Trinen and Nate Bihldorff speaking in an interview with Gamespot.

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Ubisoft's Star Wars Game Receives Major Development Shakeup

Ubisoft's upcoming open-world game set in the Star Wars universe is now dealing with a pretty major development shakeup at Massive Entertainment, which is the studio working on the project. Specifically, one of the key figures at the company has recently revealed that he will be departing from Massive to go elsewhere within Ubisoft. And while it's uncertain how this will affect the Star Wars ...read more

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Battlefield 2042 dev says smaller locations will make up bigger maps

Battlefield 2042's map design philosophy focuses on bigger maps with smaller internal locations. In a segment, during Xbox Extended Event (via MP1st) DICE spoke on how even though its player count at max is doubling, the game design solution isn't just about making larger and larger maps. Daniel Berlin, design director of the game said:

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Xbox Boss Believes Fan Excitement Is at Its Highest Since Xbox 360 Era

It has been a pretty big past week for the team at Xbox. This time last weekend, Microsoft's gaming division was revealing a number of new looks at upcoming games it has in the pipeline. Some of these included first glimpses at new projects like Redfall and Forza Horizon 5, while previously known titles like Halo Infinite and Starfield were also shown off. In lieu of this massive new showing from ...read more

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Tekken X Street Fighter is Actually Not Dead

While Tekken X Street Fighter is nowhere close to being done about 11 years after its initial announcement, it’s not necessarily cancelled either. Though Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada was reported to have said this on the recent Harada’s Bar, he later clarified that it was a “subtitle problem.” In a subsequent TwitLonger, he clarified that 30 percent of the development “was in ...read more

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Ubisoft's Star Wars Game Receives Major Development Shakeup

Ubisoft's upcoming open-world game set in the Star Wars universe is now dealing with a pretty major development shakeup at Massive Entertainment, which is the studio working on the project. Specifically, one of the key figures at the company has recently revealed that he will be departing from Massive to go elsewhere within Ubisoft. And while it's uncertain how this will affect the Star Wars ...read more

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Psychonauts 2 made with 'no crunch' so far, according to producer

Double Fine senior producer Kevin Johnson tweeted earlier today that the upcoming Psychonauts 2 had been made with "no crunch". It's fair to be sceptical of claims of "no crunch" coming from senior individuals at a game studio—overwork is often revealed by workers, not the people managing them—but it's a producer's job to manage the work schedule, and you wouldn't expect Johnson to raise the ...read more

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Server capacity increased for Battlefield 4 due to influx of players

EA has increased the server capacity for Battlefield 4 due to an influx of players following the Battlefield 2042 reveal. Thanks to the reveal of Battlefield 2042, the amount of players itching for some modern combat has surged, causing the servers for Battlefield 4 to reach capacity, making queue times far longer in certain regions. To stop any more issues from coming about due to the ...read more

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EA will reportedly announce ‘an established IP’ revival next month

EA is reportedly planning to announce a new game based on an established IP at its EA Play Live event next month. That’s according to GamesBeat journalist Jeff Grubb, who commented in a video stream on Friday that an unannounced EA title he previously discussed would be shown publicly for the first time at the July 22 event. Grubb previously stated that EA’s Motive studio was working on ...read more

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Bethesda Hints at Length of "Very Big" Starfield

Starfield is going to be a very big and long game, which should come as no surprise to those that have played Bethesda Game Studios' previous games in The Elder Scrolls and Fallout franchises. How big and how long, Bethesda isn't quite saying, but during a recent interview, Bethesda Game Studios and Starfield director Todd Howard confirm the game is "very big" and designed to be played for a ...read more

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Battlefield 2042 dev says smaller locations will make up bigger maps

Battlefield 2042's map design philosophy focuses on bigger maps with smaller internal locations. In a segment, during Xbox Extended Event (via MP1st) DICE spoke on how even though its player count at max is doubling, the game design solution isn't just about making larger and larger maps. Daniel Berlin, design director of the game said:

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Tekken X Street Fighter is Actually Not Dead

While Tekken X Street Fighter is nowhere close to being done about 11 years after its initial announcement, it’s not necessarily cancelled either. Though Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada was reported to have said this on the recent Harada’s Bar, he later clarified that it was a “subtitle problem.” In a subsequent TwitLonger, he clarified that 30 percent of the development “was in ...read more

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Death Stranding Director's Cut has been rated as a PS5 exclusive

Death Stranding Director's Cut will only be available on PS5. As first spotted earlier today by Gematsu on Twitter, the ESRB rating for the upcoming Death Stranding Director's Cut has been revealed. Notably, the ESRB rating itself was only filed for a PS5 version of the game, which heavily suggests that the new revised edition of Death Stranding from Kojima Productions will only be available ...read more

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Demon's Souls PS4 Rumors Likely Debunked

Just a few days ago, rumors began circling that Bluepoint's remake of Demon's Souls for PlayStation 5 may also be coming to PlayStation 4 as well. Although Sony hadn't formally announced anything of this sort, the game itself appeared in a database that featured a listing of the title for PS4. However, according to one reputable insider, this listing doesn't mean a whole lot and is by no means ...read more

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Ubisoft's Star Wars Game Receives Major Development Shakeup

Ubisoft's upcoming open-world game set in the Star Wars universe is now dealing with a pretty major development shakeup at Massive Entertainment, which is the studio working on the project. Specifically, one of the key figures at the company has recently revealed that he will be departing from Massive to go elsewhere within Ubisoft. And while it's uncertain how this will affect the Star Wars ...read more

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Sony Patents System to Better Manage Console Notifications

Sony Interactive Entertainment recently filed a patent for a system that summarizes notifications for users and makes room for better notification management. As spotted by MP1st, the patent can be found on USPTO’s website, and indicates that Sony plans to refine PlayStation 5‘s user interface. According to an abstract, the system will prioritize notifications in the context of a user’s ...read more

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PS5, PS4's Elden Ring Is 'Very Difficult But Can Be Handled'

FromSoftware is known for its punishing but rewarding role-playing games, and Elden Ring will be no different. Asked about the upcoming fantasy game by Japanese gaming bible Famitsu, director Hidetaka Miyazaki explained that in terms of pure action, the release is more manageable than devastatingly difficult predecessor Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice due to the fact that you can level up – but ...read more

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PS5 Restock Happening Through Sony Later This Week

Sony has started to inform those that are still on the hunt for a PlayStation 5 that it will be having a restock of the next-gen console in just a few short days. This forthcoming release of the PS5 seemingly won't be available for everyone to take part in and will be exclusive to those who have received specific invitations via emails. Luckily, PS5 consoles for all parties should become ...read more

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Game Boy Advance Emulation Mod Allows for Split-Screen Multiplayer

For many fans, the Game Boy Advance and its semi-successor the Game Boy Advance SP were some of the finest handheld consoles of their day. With the Game Boy Advance now 20 years old, it has a long and venerable history of good games and good times. Of course, with the system discontinued, Game Boy Advance consoles are somewhat harder to find, and will only grow more so as the years go by. ...read more

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Bayonetta 3 “still exists” and development is “progressing well”

Another E3, another Bayonetta 3 no-show. It’s getting rather depressing. But don’t worry lovelies: Bayonetta 3 is still in development and things are progressing nicely. That’s according to Nintendo’s Bill Trinen and Nate Bihldorff speaking in an interview with Gamespot.

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Super Mario World Wide Screen Now Available For Download

Super Mario World originally came out all the way back in 1990 on the SNES, yet it’s a game that’s still relevant today. Considering how groundbreaking the game was when it came out, it remains in many people’s top Nintendo games through the ages. Luckily for us, the game remaining popular means that we continue to see helpful and interesting fan projects. Many of us are familiar with ...read more

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Among Us' sudden Twitch success left its developer feeling burnt out

Last year, a colourful backstabbing party game from 2018 quickly became one of the most popular games on earth. But while Among Us' sudden success might've been a fantastic break for developer Innersloth, the pressure to keep that ball rolling reportedly resulted in severe burnout for the small studio. Speaking to YouTuber Anthony Padilla (via Kotaku), Innersloth artist Amy Liu explained that ...read more

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Nintendo boss responds to latest Switch Pro reports

Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser has responded to the latest reports indicating that the company is set to release an upgraded Switch hardware model this year. Speaking to The Washington Post, the exec emphasised how well the current Switch model is doing in its fifth year, but said that technology advancements were something that the company constantly considered.

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Nintendo Will Announce New Hardware When The Time Is Right

Having now entered its fifth year, the Nintendo Switch console is doing great business and the company isn't in a rush to introduce new hardware to the market, according to Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser. "We are always looking at technology and how technology can enhance gameplay experiences," Bowser explained to The Washington Post. "It's not technology for technology's sake. It's ...read more

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Nintendo Debuts New The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD Art

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD fans are counting down the days until Nintendo releases the game. On Twitter, the company is helping all those Switch players keep track of release day. Nintendo had its big E3 press conference this week that showcased a bit of the game during their Zelda coverage. Despite their excitement for the Wii title’s big re-release, a lot of fans were more focused ...read more

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Pokemon Unite Release Date Revealed

Pokemon Unite will be released on the Nintendo Switch in July, with a mobile release planned for September. The Pokemon Company revealed that its upcoming MOBA-style Pokemon game Pokemon UNITE will be released in July on the Nintendo Switch, following a "Network Test" for the game on June 24-26 in Japan. After the game is released on the Nintendo Switch, The Pokemon Company plans to release a ...read more

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Battlefield 2042 dev says smaller locations will make up bigger maps

Battlefield 2042's map design philosophy focuses on bigger maps with smaller internal locations. In a segment, during Xbox Extended Event (via MP1st) DICE spoke on how even though its player count at max is doubling, the game design solution isn't just about making larger and larger maps. Daniel Berlin, design director of the game said:

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Tekken X Street Fighter is Actually Not Dead

While Tekken X Street Fighter is nowhere close to being done about 11 years after its initial announcement, it’s not necessarily cancelled either. Though Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada was reported to have said this on the recent Harada’s Bar, he later clarified that it was a “subtitle problem.” In a subsequent TwitLonger, he clarified that 30 percent of the development “was in ...read more

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Ubisoft's Star Wars Game Receives Major Development Shakeup

Ubisoft's upcoming open-world game set in the Star Wars universe is now dealing with a pretty major development shakeup at Massive Entertainment, which is the studio working on the project. Specifically, one of the key figures at the company has recently revealed that he will be departing from Massive to go elsewhere within Ubisoft. And while it's uncertain how this will affect the Star Wars ...read more

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Psychonauts 2 made with 'no crunch' so far, according to producer

Double Fine senior producer Kevin Johnson tweeted earlier today that the upcoming Psychonauts 2 had been made with "no crunch". It's fair to be sceptical of claims of "no crunch" coming from senior individuals at a game studio—overwork is often revealed by workers, not the people managing them—but it's a producer's job to manage the work schedule, and you wouldn't expect Johnson to raise the ...read more

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Server capacity increased for Battlefield 4 due to influx of players

EA has increased the server capacity for Battlefield 4 due to an influx of players following the Battlefield 2042 reveal. Thanks to the reveal of Battlefield 2042, the amount of players itching for some modern combat has surged, causing the servers for Battlefield 4 to reach capacity, making queue times far longer in certain regions. To stop any more issues from coming about due to the ...read more

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EA will reportedly announce ‘an established IP’ revival next month

EA is reportedly planning to announce a new game based on an established IP at its EA Play Live event next month. That’s according to GamesBeat journalist Jeff Grubb, who commented in a video stream on Friday that an unannounced EA title he previously discussed would be shown publicly for the first time at the July 22 event. Grubb previously stated that EA’s Motive studio was working on ...read more

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Bethesda Hints at Length of "Very Big" Starfield

Starfield is going to be a very big and long game, which should come as no surprise to those that have played Bethesda Game Studios' previous games in The Elder Scrolls and Fallout franchises. How big and how long, Bethesda isn't quite saying, but during a recent interview, Bethesda Game Studios and Starfield director Todd Howard confirm the game is "very big" and designed to be played for a ...read more

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Phasmophobia will no longer be a single-developer game

The developer behind the smash-hit Phasmophobia – undoubtedly one of the best horror games on PC – has been a single-person studio for most of the game’s existence, but the team is finally expanding due to the continued popularity of the fantastic multiplayer game. In an update as part of the game’s latest patch, solo developer Daniel Knight (who goes by Dknighter) explains that ...read more

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Twitch Hits Record 2.2 Billion Hours Watched In May

Primarily known for video game streaming, Twitch provides a platform for creators of any kind to show off their work and talent. Its title as the foremost online streaming platform has been cemented by the fact that it has broken viewership records for the fourth time this year. A breakdown of the top ten categories based on hours watched reveals some interesting developments. Just Chatting, ...read more

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Windows 11 might be a free upgrade for Windows 7 systems and later

According to an article over on Windows Latest, Microsoft's upcoming OS, Windows 11, could be offered as a free upgrade for users of older Windows versions including Windows 10 and Windows 7 providing their installations have a valid license key. Those currently on Windows 8 and 8.1 should also be in on this, but it's the users of Windows 7 that are notorious for not wanting to upgrade with ...read more

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E3 2022 will be an in-person event according to Los Angeles mayor

E3 2022 has been confirmed as an in-person event and is set to take place in Los Angeles. Speaking on the E3 2021 livestream, Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti spoke about his city's "growing concentration" of game publishers, major developers, and independent studios, describing it as a "hub for the gaming industry." With that in mind, the mayor finished his short speech by saying "we look ...read more

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Microsoft sets a kill date for Windows 10 support

Nothing lasts forever. Not even Windows 10, which was originally billed as the being the last version of Windows ever, with bi-annual feature upgrades to keep it fresh and relevant. Now as Microsoft prepares to unveil the "next generation of Windows," it has set an end date for Windows 10 Pro and Home support: October 14, 2025. The "retirement date" is clearly outlined in an official Microsoft ...read more

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Hacker Collective Runs OG Doom Using Ikea LightBulb Components

A hacker collective has figured out how to run the 1993 shooter Doom using the components of an Ikea lightbulb--because why not. If it has a computer inside, it can probably run Doom, and this is the latest demonstration of that. Next-hack published a lengthy blog post detailing how the group disassembled the approximately $20 TRÅDFRI LED wireless lightbulb to extract its RF module and ...read more

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Leaked Windows 11 screenshots apparently confirmed to be genuine

These may be some of the first screenshots of the Windows 11 operating system expected to be announced at a special event later this month. First appearing over at Chinese-language site, Baidu, and listed as Windows 11 beta version, the screenshots from user sdra_owen purport to show a new app browser window and centralised taskbar design. It's a little more, dare I say, MacOS style than ...read more

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Cyberpunk 2077 Dev Gives An Update On Its Security Breach

CD Projekt Red has provided an update on the security breach that the Cyberpunk and Witcher studio suffered back in February. In an update on its website, CD Projekt Red says it now has reason to believe that the data that was illegally obtained from hackers is now being circulated around the internet. This information may include information about current and former employees and contractors, ...read more

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Activision is making another ‘AAA Call of Duty mobile title’

Activision has established a new internal studio “dedicated to developing the best AAA mobile games in the world”, starting with a new entry in the Call of Duty series. According to a number of job listings on the company’s careers website, Activision Mobile is “a new in-house studio”. The company says: “Our first project is a new AAA mobile title in the Call of Duty franchise ...read more

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Yuke’s has shared the first in-game footage of its AEW wrestling game

The first early gameplay footage of the Yuke’s-developed All Elite Wrestling (AEW) game has been revealed. The short clip was shown during AEW’s Games 2.Show presentation and can be seen in the video embedded above (at the 8:10 mark). The video, narrated by AEW wrestler Kenny Omega, gives players a close look at the character model for Darby Allin, followed by in-game footage of him ...read more

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Lost in Random gets a story trailer that teases some gameplay

A new Lost in Random trailer teases some surreal gameplay and unravels the story some more. Developed by Fe developer Zoink, Lost in Random is an upcoming EA title that was teased last year. The latest trailer introduces us to more characters, shares more of the world, and teases some of the third-person gameplay. A release date still isn't known, but it has been confirmed to be heading to ...read more

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Sea of Thieves: A Pirate's Life Gameplay Trailer

Sea of Thieves players will soon be treated to A Pirate's Life, a free expansion for the Xbox game that adds content based on Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Today, Microsoft revealed a new gameplay trailer for the DLC, showing quite a bit more than we saw during its official reveal at E3. In the trailer, viewers can also get a glimpse at the expansion's all-new storyline, which will ...read more

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Valorant Reveals New Robotic Agent Named KAY/O

Riot Games teased just a few short weeks ago that we would soon see the reveal of a new Agent for its ongoing multiplayer first-person shooter, Valorant. The studio has now kept its word on that promise and has given us a first look at KAY/O, who will be coming to Valorant in the near future. Much like the teaser that was shown last week during Summer Game Fest, KAY/O is a robotic character ...read more

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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania has been officially announced

Sega has officially announced Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania. The game, which was announced during a Nintendo Direct on Tuesday, will release on October 5 and contain remasters of Super Monkey Ball 1, 2 and Deluxe. Screenshots and box art for Banana Mania leaked yesterday ahead of the official announcement. The title was rated by the Australian Classification board in mid-April, leading ...read more

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Resident Evil Re:Verse will be released in July

Capcom has announced a release window of Resident Evil Re: Verse. A July release window was provided for Resident Evil Re:Verse, the multiplayer shooter free with every copy of Resident Evil Village. Originally slated for May, in it, six players engage in deathmatches that allow them to mutate into various Resident Evil monsters in order to win. It celebrates Resident Evil’s history by ...read more

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Sonic Colors Ultimate Trailer Showcases Tropical Resort Act 2

Before it properly unveiled the totally-not-leaked Sonic Rangers, Sega will be releasing Sonic Colors Ultimate in September. As a remaster of the Wii and Nintendo DS classic, the title sees Sonic and Tails traveling to the Incredible Interstellar Amusement Park to fight Eggman with the help of the Wisps. Check out some never-before-seen gameplay from Tropical Resort Act 2. Along with using his ...read more

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Kazuya from Tekken is coming to Smash Bros Ultimate

Kazuya Mishima from Tekken is the latest fighter to join the Super Smash Bros Ultimate roster. The news was announced at Nintendo‘s E3 2021 Direct presentation. Kazuya’s moves are similar to those in Tekken, and focus mainly on close-range hand-to-hand combat. Super Smash Bros Ultimate is co-developed by Bandai Namco, and the publisher is already represented by Pac-Man. Director ...read more

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