Streamer crashes Warzone server by blowing up every vehicle

A streamer keen to test the limits of what Call of Duty Warzone can handle crashed the game by coordinating a volley of cluster strikes designed to blow up every vehicle in the game simultaneously. Having agreed on a ceasefire, MarleyThirteen and 149 of his followers dropped into a match with the goal of creating the biggest explosion possible to see what would happen. The group made ...read more

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The Sinking City has been delisted from Steam

The Sinking City has now been delisted from Steam following a DMCA takedown request from developer Frogwares, which alleges that Nacon, the game's publisher, illegally uploaded an altered version of the game. In a very detailed blog post titled 'How Nacon Cracked and Pirated The Sinking City,' Frogwares outlines its reasons for having its own game removed from Steam. According to the ...read more

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Doom 3: VR Edition revealed for PlayStation VR

Bethesda has announced Doom 3: VR Edition for PlayStation VR. The game will be released for PS4 on March 29 and is backwards compatible on PS5. Doom 3: VR Edition includes action horror game Doom 3, which sees the Doom Marine fighting for survival on a Mars facility overrun by demons, plus its expansions Resurrection of Evil and The Lost Mission. VR enhancements enable players to look ...read more

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Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires will no longer release in early 2021

Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires has been delayed to an unspecified date. Originally slated for release in early 2021, Koei Tecmo and developer Omega Force announced Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires would be moved out of the release window. According to the announcement, made on Twitter, the team is “working hard on delivering the best game possible,” and a new release window will be announced, ...read more

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Zynga snaps up Torchlight 3 developer Echtra Games

Prolific mobile games publisher Zynga has acquired Torchlight 3 developer Echtra Games for an undisclosed sum, GamesIndustry.Biz reports. Following the acquisition, Echtra will be collaborating with fellow Zynga studio NaturalMotion on an unannounced, cross-platform RPG. But according to Zynga CEO Frank Gibeau, it also sounds like the studio will help give the mobile- and social-heavy ...read more

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PS4 8.50 Beta Update Live, Removes Big Feature

PS4 8.50 update is live, or at least the beta version of the update has started to roll out to a select few PlayStation 4 players. Today, Sony began to send out invites to participate in the beta, which it's referring to as the Spring 2021 Beta, suggesting the final version of the firmware update will release sometime in March, April, or early May. That said, while the number itself suggests the ...read more

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Dirt 5 and NBA 2K21 are free to play this weekend on Steam

Play the racer and sports game for free for the next three days. Both Dirt 5 and NBA 2K21 are free to play this weekend on Steam. Dirt 5 finds you going off-road to race around various routes around the world, covering gravel, ice, snow, and sand. There are plenty of vehicles to choose from ranging from cars to trucks, to GT heroes. The game features a Career, four-player split-screen, ...read more

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Resident Evil 9 is Already in Development, Insider Says

Resident Evil has come back with a vengeance of late, and with its three releases in the space of four years, the celebrated survival horror series has essentially entered into a second golden age. The future for it looks even brighter, of course, but while it’s inevitable that there will eventually be a Resident Evil 9 at some point, you’d think that the game wouldn’t even be close to ...read more

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Streamer crashes Warzone server by blowing up every vehicle

A streamer keen to test the limits of what Call of Duty Warzone can handle crashed the game by coordinating a volley of cluster strikes designed to blow up every vehicle in the game simultaneously. Having agreed on a ceasefire, MarleyThirteen and 149 of his followers dropped into a match with the goal of creating the biggest explosion possible to see what would happen. The group made ...read more

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Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires will no longer release in early 2021

Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires has been delayed to an unspecified date. Originally slated for release in early 2021, Koei Tecmo and developer Omega Force announced Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires would be moved out of the release window. According to the announcement, made on Twitter, the team is “working hard on delivering the best game possible,” and a new release window will be announced, ...read more

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Resident Evil 9 is Already in Development, Insider Says

Resident Evil has come back with a vengeance of late, and with its three releases in the space of four years, the celebrated survival horror series has essentially entered into a second golden age. The future for it looks even brighter, of course, but while it’s inevitable that there will eventually be a Resident Evil 9 at some point, you’d think that the game wouldn’t even be close to ...read more

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85% of UK video games spending was digital in 2020

Games made almost as much money as video and music combined. More than 85% of the money spent on video games in the UK last year was splashed on digital products. That’s according to data from the Entertainment Retailers Association – as spotted by GamesIndustry.biz – which says that 85.4% of consumer spending on games was for digital titles. In total the games industry raked in £4.4 ...read more

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Rockstar owner discusses remasters strategy

The CEO of Rockstar owner Take-Two has discussed the company’s approach to remastering older titles and its efforts to differentiate itself from its competition in this area. Rockstar is currently gearing up to bring a remastered version of Grand Theft Auto V to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in the second half of calendar 2021 Speaking during the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom ...read more

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Battlefield 6 Tease Has Players Divided

A new Battlefield 6 tease has players on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC divided. While EA has confirmed that a new Battlefield game is coming soon and that it will be revealed sooner rather than later, this is all it has said, at least of consequence. Amidst this silence is now a new teaser from a prominent Battlefield insider, who appears to tease that a battle royale mode for the ...read more

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Dead by Daylight Reveals Chapter 19 Killer The Trickster

After a couple of teases hinting the next Dead by Daylight release, Chapter 19’s Killer and Survivor have finally been revealed. The new Killer is “The Trickster” while the Survivor is Yun-Jin Lee, and like the new characters added before them, each of them has unique perks to set themselves apart from others on the roster. The Trickster is set apart even more from the rest of the Killers ...read more

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Call of Duty: Warzone Leak Teases Huge Nuclear Explosion

A new Call of Duty: Warzone leak has teased a huge nuclear explosion coming to the free-to-play battle royale game. For months, there have been rumors and leaks pointing towards a massive, map-changing nuclear event. Recently, these rumors and leaks picked up in a major way alongside in-game teases that suggest the long-awaited event and transition to a Black Ops Cold War map from a Modern ...read more

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Streamer crashes Warzone server by blowing up every vehicle

A streamer keen to test the limits of what Call of Duty Warzone can handle crashed the game by coordinating a volley of cluster strikes designed to blow up every vehicle in the game simultaneously. Having agreed on a ceasefire, MarleyThirteen and 149 of his followers dropped into a match with the goal of creating the biggest explosion possible to see what would happen. The group made ...read more

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Doom 3: VR Edition revealed for PlayStation VR

Bethesda has announced Doom 3: VR Edition for PlayStation VR. The game will be released for PS4 on March 29 and is backwards compatible on PS5. Doom 3: VR Edition includes action horror game Doom 3, which sees the Doom Marine fighting for survival on a Mars facility overrun by demons, plus its expansions Resurrection of Evil and The Lost Mission. VR enhancements enable players to look ...read more

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Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires will no longer release in early 2021

Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires has been delayed to an unspecified date. Originally slated for release in early 2021, Koei Tecmo and developer Omega Force announced Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires would be moved out of the release window. According to the announcement, made on Twitter, the team is “working hard on delivering the best game possible,” and a new release window will be announced, ...read more

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PS4 8.50 Beta Update Live, Removes Big Feature

PS4 8.50 update is live, or at least the beta version of the update has started to roll out to a select few PlayStation 4 players. Today, Sony began to send out invites to participate in the beta, which it's referring to as the Spring 2021 Beta, suggesting the final version of the firmware update will release sometime in March, April, or early May. That said, while the number itself suggests the ...read more

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Resident Evil 9 is Already in Development, Insider Says

Resident Evil has come back with a vengeance of late, and with its three releases in the space of four years, the celebrated survival horror series has essentially entered into a second golden age. The future for it looks even brighter, of course, but while it’s inevitable that there will eventually be a Resident Evil 9 at some point, you’d think that the game wouldn’t even be close to ...read more

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New Sony patent could turn anything into a controller

Sounds bananas to us. Sony has devised some cool new tech that could turn anything into a PlayStation controller. That’s going by an application with US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) – as spotted by GamesIndustry.biz – which outlines how PlayStation reckons it could turn a regular non-electronic object into a game controller. In the filing, Sony uses, um, a banana (below) as one ...read more

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85% of UK video games spending was digital in 2020

Games made almost as much money as video and music combined. More than 85% of the money spent on video games in the UK last year was splashed on digital products. That’s according to data from the Entertainment Retailers Association – as spotted by GamesIndustry.biz – which says that 85.4% of consumer spending on games was for digital titles. In total the games industry raked in £4.4 ...read more

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Rockstar owner discusses remasters strategy

The CEO of Rockstar owner Take-Two has discussed the company’s approach to remastering older titles and its efforts to differentiate itself from its competition in this area. Rockstar is currently gearing up to bring a remastered version of Grand Theft Auto V to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in the second half of calendar 2021 Speaking during the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom ...read more

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Nintendo Wii U Gets First Update in Three Years

In a surprising move, Nintendo has released a new system update for its Wii U console, marking the first time they've done so since September 2018! Fans of the console will want to temper their expectations; version 5.5.5 only includes minor changes and stability updates "made to enhance the user experience." In other words, there's nothing too out of the ordinary here, despite the great distance ...read more

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Apex Legends Gets First Gameplay Trailer For Switch

Apex Legends managed to carve out a strong niche for itself in the line of never ending live service and battle royale. The game has gone on for consoles and PC for a long time now, and this month it will come to Nintendo’s handheld hybrid, the Switch, and today we get our first look at it. It was announced last week that the game would be coming to the Switch, ported by the talented folks ...read more

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Mario Kart 9 Rumor Reveals Release Window

Mario Kart 9 hasn't been announced for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite yet, nor has Nintendo even hinted at its existence. However, according to a plethora of rumors, it's in development for Switch, Switch Lite, and possibly the Super Nintendo Switch. And according to a new rumor, it's releasing sooner than some may think. In other words, if the rumor is accurate, the turnaround from ...read more

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New Nintendo DS Feature Discovered Years Later

A new Nintendo DS, or, more specifically, a Nintendo DS Lite, feature has been discovered 15 years after the piece of hardware was released. Back in 2004, Nintendo debuted the Nintendo DS, one of the most successful pieces of video game hardware of all time. Two years later in 2006, it debuted the Nintendo DS Lite, a redesign featuring a slimmer and lighter mold plus brighter screens. And ...read more

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Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remakes have been confirmed for Switch

The Pokémon Company has announced remakes of DS games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, which are due for worldwide release on Nintendo Switch in “late 2021”. While Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl were officially revealed during a Pokémon presentation scheduled to coincide with the franchise’s 25th anniversary this weekend, their existence had been suggested in several reports over the ...read more

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Pokémon Snap trailer shows off photo editing and Illumina orbs

The Pokémon Company has released a three-minute New Pokémon Snap overview trailer. Set for release on April 30, New Pokémon Snap is the Switch sequel to the classic N64 game. The first-person title, which is co-developed by Bandai Namco, challenges players to photograph over 200 different types of Pokémon while exploring a colourful island setting called the Lental region. The new ...read more

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 Teased for Switch, PS5, and Xbox Series X

After teasing the announcement yesterday, Activision has today announced that the popular skateboarding video game collection Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 will officially release for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch. The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions will launch on March 26th while the Nintendo Switch version has a much broader release window of "2021" instead. ...read more

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Doom Eternal May Add Female Slayer To The Series In Future

During an official Twitch stream, the creative director of Doom Eternal said that adding a female protagonist to the series was something that the developers at id Software had discussed. However, Hugo Martin said that the studio decided that they'd like to do it in a way that would have an actual effect on gameplay, rather than simply reskinning the game's Doom Slayer protagonist to be a woman.

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Streamer crashes Warzone server by blowing up every vehicle

A streamer keen to test the limits of what Call of Duty Warzone can handle crashed the game by coordinating a volley of cluster strikes designed to blow up every vehicle in the game simultaneously. Having agreed on a ceasefire, MarleyThirteen and 149 of his followers dropped into a match with the goal of creating the biggest explosion possible to see what would happen. The group made ...read more

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The Sinking City has been delisted from Steam

The Sinking City has now been delisted from Steam following a DMCA takedown request from developer Frogwares, which alleges that Nacon, the game's publisher, illegally uploaded an altered version of the game. In a very detailed blog post titled 'How Nacon Cracked and Pirated The Sinking City,' Frogwares outlines its reasons for having its own game removed from Steam. According to the ...read more

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Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires will no longer release in early 2021

Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires has been delayed to an unspecified date. Originally slated for release in early 2021, Koei Tecmo and developer Omega Force announced Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires would be moved out of the release window. According to the announcement, made on Twitter, the team is “working hard on delivering the best game possible,” and a new release window will be announced, ...read more

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Dirt 5 and NBA 2K21 are free to play this weekend on Steam

Play the racer and sports game for free for the next three days. Both Dirt 5 and NBA 2K21 are free to play this weekend on Steam. Dirt 5 finds you going off-road to race around various routes around the world, covering gravel, ice, snow, and sand. There are plenty of vehicles to choose from ranging from cars to trucks, to GT heroes. The game features a Career, four-player split-screen, ...read more

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Resident Evil 9 is Already in Development, Insider Says

Resident Evil has come back with a vengeance of late, and with its three releases in the space of four years, the celebrated survival horror series has essentially entered into a second golden age. The future for it looks even brighter, of course, but while it’s inevitable that there will eventually be a Resident Evil 9 at some point, you’d think that the game wouldn’t even be close to ...read more

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Resident Evil Village Will Support AMD Ray Tracing, FidelityFX on PC

Ever wondered how Resident Evil Village would look with ray tracing? Wonder no more because AMD Radeon RX has announced that it’s partnering with Capcom to implement the same on PC. Along with ray tracing, AMD’s FidelityFX will also be supported. A short video on the tweet showcases the difference between non-ray traced and ray traced environments. FidelityFX provides variable shading, ...read more

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Valheim up to 5 million sales in a month

Game shifted 1 million copies in seven days. Viking Early Access title Valheim has hit 5 million sales. The title shifted this many copies within its first month on the market, with users having already spent 15,000 years playing the game. Apparently people have already watched 35 million hours of gameplay on streaming platform Twitch, too. “Thanks everybody,” the CEO of developer ...read more

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85% of UK video games spending was digital in 2020

Games made almost as much money as video and music combined. More than 85% of the money spent on video games in the UK last year was splashed on digital products. That’s according to data from the Entertainment Retailers Association – as spotted by GamesIndustry.biz – which says that 85.4% of consumer spending on games was for digital titles. In total the games industry raked in £4.4 ...read more

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Zynga snaps up Torchlight 3 developer Echtra Games

Prolific mobile games publisher Zynga has acquired Torchlight 3 developer Echtra Games for an undisclosed sum, GamesIndustry.Biz reports. Following the acquisition, Echtra will be collaborating with fellow Zynga studio NaturalMotion on an unannounced, cross-platform RPG. But according to Zynga CEO Frank Gibeau, it also sounds like the studio will help give the mobile- and social-heavy ...read more

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Call of Duty: Mobile May Be Adding a Battle Royale Mode

It seems that Activision and TiMi Studios might be considering a battle royale mode for Call of Duty: Mobile. A new survey has given players the ability to share their thoughts on the mobile game. Towards the end of the survey, one question specifically asks players about elements they would like to see incorporated in the shooter. One of the options available lists "New battle royale maps," ...read more

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Hideo Kojima was in talks for a Stadia exclusive, says report

Google announced it was ending in-house game development for Stadia at the start of February, and a number of the cancelled games and projects within the company have been revealed, according to a new report. According to VGC, Google shut down a variety of releases, ranging from new games already in development, to deals with some of the biggest names in the games industry. In the report, ...read more

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Final Fantasy Battle Royale Game Announced

Right after announcing Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Intergrade for PS5, Square Enix announced Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier, the first-ever Final Fantasy battle royale game, which is coming to Android and iOS sometime later this year. At the moment of publishing, there's been no word of any additional platforms, but Square Enix did accompany the announcement with the first-ever trailer of the ...read more

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NieR Re[in]carnation Has Been Downloaded Over 3 Million Times

Thanks in big part to the unexpected success and performance of NieR Automata, the franchise became an unlikely hit for Square Enix. Right now the eyes are primarily on the upcoming remaster of the first game in the series, NieR Replicant. However, it’s not the only game that’s fairly new for the franchise, as the mobile title Re[in]carnation is out in Japan, and its success shows the series ...read more

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Epic Games’ Fortnite Battle With Apple Blocked in the UK

Epic Games will have to continue its legal battle royale with Apple in the United States. Epic Games has suffered a setback in its ongoing legal battle with Apple over the removal of Fortnite from the app store last year. Epic took their case to the Competition Appeal Tribunal, the UK’s antitrust judiciary, hoping the removal of Fortnite would be deemed unlawful. What was the Epic Games ...read more

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Metallica's BlizzCon Performance Ruined By Twitch

BlizzCon veterans Metallica returned for this year's only-only BlizzConline festivities, but the thrash metal band's performance was ruined by a most unlikely culprit: Twitch. Right in the middle of one of its songs, the audio was replaced by some easy listening bell music, presumably to avoid having Blizzard banned for a false DMCA notice. The clip, which esports expert Rod Breslau shared on ...read more

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Apple is attempting to drag Valve into the Epic Games lawsuit

Apple is attempting to drag Valve into its Epic Games lawsuit by demanding that the company hand over Steam data to help aid its case. Epic and Apple are engaged in a legal battle over App Store fees, which kicked off in August 2020 after Epic moved to circumvent Apple’s rules with a new direct payment option for Fortnite, leading to the game’s removal from the platform. It’s now ...read more

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Apex Legends Gets First Gameplay Trailer For Switch

Apex Legends managed to carve out a strong niche for itself in the line of never ending live service and battle royale. The game has gone on for consoles and PC for a long time now, and this month it will come to Nintendo’s handheld hybrid, the Switch, and today we get our first look at it. It was announced last week that the game would be coming to the Switch, ported by the talented folks ...read more

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Rust Console Edition teaser trailer released

Double Eleven has given us our first look at console version footage for Rust Console Edition, showing off the game we’ll be playing when the survival hit lands on PlayStation and Xbox later in 2021. Rust’s lead developer, Double Eleven, has shared the first footage of what the game will look like on console, following up on an announcement that was made about a non-PC version of the game ...read more

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PlayStation welcomes Xbox players to MLB The Show 21

A new trailer for MLB The Show 21 welcomes Xbox players to the series for the first time. The trailer marks a rare moment of unity between the typically rival companies. It also reiterates the game’s included cross-platform support, meaning Xbox and PlayStation owners can play online multiplayer against each other.

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Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remakes have been confirmed for Switch

The Pokémon Company has announced remakes of DS games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, which are due for worldwide release on Nintendo Switch in “late 2021”. While Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl were officially revealed during a Pokémon presentation scheduled to coincide with the franchise’s 25th anniversary this weekend, their existence had been suggested in several reports over the ...read more

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Pokémon Snap trailer shows off photo editing and Illumina orbs

The Pokémon Company has released a three-minute New Pokémon Snap overview trailer. Set for release on April 30, New Pokémon Snap is the Switch sequel to the classic N64 game. The first-person title, which is co-developed by Bandai Namco, challenges players to photograph over 200 different types of Pokémon while exploring a colourful island setting called the Lental region. The new ...read more

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Mortal Kombat Reboot Trailer Breaks Red Band Record

Last Thursday, Warner Bros. Pictures finally released the red band trailer for its upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot. Anticipation has been quite high for the movie, and it seems that resulted in a record number of watchers: the trailer is now the most viewed red band trailer of all-time! The official Mortal Kombat film's Twitter account announced the accomplishment alongside an all-new video showing ...read more

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake is officially coming to PS5

Square Enix has announced Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade, a PlayStation 5 update for last year’s RPG. Set for release on June 10, Intergrade will feature improved visuals, significantly faster loading times, a Photo Mode, haptic feedback and a new episode featuring character Yuffie. In the new episode, players take the role of ninja Yuffie Kisaragi as she infiltrates the Shinra ...read more

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Call of Duty Releases Action-Packed Trailer for Zombies Outbreak Mode

In just a few days, the Outbreak will finally be upon us. There have been numerous reports and rumors over the last few weeks about an "open world" Zombies map coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, taking the series in a much bigger and bolder direction than it has ever gone before. After several cryptic teases on social media, Treyarch finally confirmed the existence of Outbreak, ...read more

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