Sony Reveals 2020’s Most Downloaded PS4 and PS5 Games

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is unsurprisingly the biggest winner. Sony and PlayStation had a phenomenal year last year. The PS4 cemented its place as the second best-selling home console of all time, the PS5 had a very successful launch, despite a few stock issues and Sony Worldwide Studios released a lot of incredible games. As part of the PlayStation Blog, Sony has looked back at the ...read more

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Epic Games Store Makes Star Wars Battlefront 2 Free

As announced after Jurrasic World Evolution was cycled out for Crying Suns last week, the Epic Games Store is officially offering one of the biggest free games it has ever given away to date. As of right now, Star Wars Battlefront 2 is officially available free of charge for anyone with an Epic Games Store account, with the shooter coming complete with its Celebration Edition content, which ...read more

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Resident Evil Beta for Secretive Multiplayer Game Revealed

In addition to the planned release of Resident Evil Village later this year, it looks as though Capcom has plans to launch a new multiplayer game set in the iconic universe as well. A new closed beta phase for this mysterious project has now become available with fans being able to take part in play sessions for the title later this month. Following the announcement of the Resident Evil ...read more

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Riders Republic Delayed by Ubisoft

Riders Republic, the outdoor sports video game announced by Ubisoft during a Ubisoft Forward event last year, will no longer be releasing on February 25th, the company announced today. Instead, the video game will release "later this year" with no definitive release date attached. Riders Republic marks just the latest video game delay so far this year with many companies citing the ongoing ...read more

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Minecraft 1.16.5 Release Candidate 1 is out

Minecraft is about to get a teeny, tiny new update with 1.16.5, which just got a release candidate for final testing before release. The update only includes a few tech fixes to address server crashes, but Mojang has confirmed something much more exciting here: the next Caves and Cliffs snapshot is due to launch next week. Minecraft 1.16.5 Release Candidate 1 is now available for testing, and ...read more

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Prison Architect’s next expansion goes eco-friendly

Prison Architect has seen some creative ideas over the past year or so, and the third expansion takes things in another new direction. Going Green, which launches January 28, introduces agriculture and all the challenges that go with it, along with some new considerations particular to the prison setting. At the top of the list is farming, a new type of prison labour. You can grow potatoes, ...read more

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Super Mario 3D World Trailer Details Online Mode, New Content

Hot on the heels of Nintendo's monstrous new trailer for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, the company has released a lengthier features overview trailer detailing just what we can expect from the upcoming game. For starters, the new video shows off the online co-op mode with up to four players in the main 3D World game. As in the original release, each player can claim a different ...read more

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Ubisoft Says Avatar Project Unaffected By Star Wars Open-World Game

The Division developer Ubisoft Massive is making a Star Wars game with Lucasfilm Games that aims to be a "story-driven" title that leverages the studio's history and experience. While the developer is keeping quiet about what the game will actually be, a pair of higher-ups at the studio have now discussed the project and confirmed that the work being done on this game will happen in conjunction ...read more

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Resident Evil Beta for Secretive Multiplayer Game Revealed

In addition to the planned release of Resident Evil Village later this year, it looks as though Capcom has plans to launch a new multiplayer game set in the iconic universe as well. A new closed beta phase for this mysterious project has now become available with fans being able to take part in play sessions for the title later this month. Following the announcement of the Resident Evil ...read more

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Riders Republic Delayed by Ubisoft

Riders Republic, the outdoor sports video game announced by Ubisoft during a Ubisoft Forward event last year, will no longer be releasing on February 25th, the company announced today. Instead, the video game will release "later this year" with no definitive release date attached. Riders Republic marks just the latest video game delay so far this year with many companies citing the ongoing ...read more

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Ubisoft Says Avatar Project Unaffected By Star Wars Open-World Game

The Division developer Ubisoft Massive is making a Star Wars game with Lucasfilm Games that aims to be a "story-driven" title that leverages the studio's history and experience. While the developer is keeping quiet about what the game will actually be, a pair of higher-ups at the studio have now discussed the project and confirmed that the work being done on this game will happen in conjunction ...read more

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Little Nightmares 2 Demo Now Available On PS4 And Xbox One

2017’s Little Nightmares was a delightful, frightful surprise. The smaller horror title saw some incredible environments as you had to sneak through a decaying ship and the gluttonous beings that inhabited it. Next month we’ll see the follow up with Little Nightmares 2. A demo was released for those on PC, but now consoles can get a taste. The demo is now available via the Xbox Store and ...read more

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Teases Next Zombies Map

For many years, it seems as if Zombies was a staple of the Call of Duty franchise that went hand in hand with each annualized release. 2019’s Modern Warfare put it on the shelf, however, but it’s back with vengeance in last year’s Black Ops Cold War. It also seems there will be more of it to enjoy soon. On their official Twitter, Treyarch is teasing a new map for the mode. In the tweet, ...read more

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Lucasfilm Games to continue relationship with EA on Star Wars titles

Lucasfilm Games has confirmed it will continue its relationship with EA on Star Wars titles. EA will continue to make Star Wars games, according to an announcement from Lucasfilm Games. Earlier today it was announced Division 2 maker Ubisoft Massive is developing an open-world Star Wars game. This does not mean EA is out of the picture, as the company still has a play a big role in the ...read more

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Hogwarts Legacy has been delayed into 2022

Warner Bros. Interactive has delayed its Harry Potter RPG, Hogwarts Legacy, into 2022. In a statement published on social media, the publisher thanked fans for their “tremendous reaction” to the game’s announcement last year and confirmed the new release window. “Creating the best possible experience for all of the Wizarding World and gaming fans is paramount to us so we are giving ...read more

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Judge asked to block Microsoft’s call to pull Xbox drifting lawsuit

Plaintiffs have asked a judge to block Microsoft’s call for its drifting Xbox controller lawsuit to be taken out of the courtroom. The lawsuit, filed in April last year, alleges that drifting issues – which see controller movements incorrectly registered due to wear – have been experienced by a large volume of Xbox owners across various controller models. The suit alleges that the ...read more

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Sony Reveals 2020’s Most Downloaded PS4 and PS5 Games

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is unsurprisingly the biggest winner. Sony and PlayStation had a phenomenal year last year. The PS4 cemented its place as the second best-selling home console of all time, the PS5 had a very successful launch, despite a few stock issues and Sony Worldwide Studios released a lot of incredible games. As part of the PlayStation Blog, Sony has looked back at the ...read more

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Resident Evil Beta for Secretive Multiplayer Game Revealed

In addition to the planned release of Resident Evil Village later this year, it looks as though Capcom has plans to launch a new multiplayer game set in the iconic universe as well. A new closed beta phase for this mysterious project has now become available with fans being able to take part in play sessions for the title later this month. Following the announcement of the Resident Evil ...read more

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Riders Republic Delayed by Ubisoft

Riders Republic, the outdoor sports video game announced by Ubisoft during a Ubisoft Forward event last year, will no longer be releasing on February 25th, the company announced today. Instead, the video game will release "later this year" with no definitive release date attached. Riders Republic marks just the latest video game delay so far this year with many companies citing the ongoing ...read more

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Ubisoft Says Avatar Project Unaffected By Star Wars Open-World Game

The Division developer Ubisoft Massive is making a Star Wars game with Lucasfilm Games that aims to be a "story-driven" title that leverages the studio's history and experience. While the developer is keeping quiet about what the game will actually be, a pair of higher-ups at the studio have now discussed the project and confirmed that the work being done on this game will happen in conjunction ...read more

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Little Nightmares 2 Demo Now Available On PS4 And Xbox One

2017’s Little Nightmares was a delightful, frightful surprise. The smaller horror title saw some incredible environments as you had to sneak through a decaying ship and the gluttonous beings that inhabited it. Next month we’ll see the follow up with Little Nightmares 2. A demo was released for those on PC, but now consoles can get a taste. The demo is now available via the Xbox Store and ...read more

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Teases Next Zombies Map

For many years, it seems as if Zombies was a staple of the Call of Duty franchise that went hand in hand with each annualized release. 2019’s Modern Warfare put it on the shelf, however, but it’s back with vengeance in last year’s Black Ops Cold War. It also seems there will be more of it to enjoy soon. On their official Twitter, Treyarch is teasing a new map for the mode. In the tweet, ...read more

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Lucasfilm Games to continue relationship with EA on Star Wars titles

Lucasfilm Games has confirmed it will continue its relationship with EA on Star Wars titles. EA will continue to make Star Wars games, according to an announcement from Lucasfilm Games. Earlier today it was announced Division 2 maker Ubisoft Massive is developing an open-world Star Wars game. This does not mean EA is out of the picture, as the company still has a play a big role in the ...read more

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Hogwarts Legacy has been delayed into 2022

Warner Bros. Interactive has delayed its Harry Potter RPG, Hogwarts Legacy, into 2022. In a statement published on social media, the publisher thanked fans for their “tremendous reaction” to the game’s announcement last year and confirmed the new release window. “Creating the best possible experience for all of the Wizarding World and gaming fans is paramount to us so we are giving ...read more

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Super Mario 3D World Trailer Details Online Mode, New Content

Hot on the heels of Nintendo's monstrous new trailer for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, the company has released a lengthier features overview trailer detailing just what we can expect from the upcoming game. For starters, the new video shows off the online co-op mode with up to four players in the main 3D World game. As in the original release, each player can claim a different ...read more

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Hellpoint Finally Releases for Switch on February 25

Cradle Games and tinyBuild released their sci-fi Soulslike RPG Hellpoint last year for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game was scheduled to launch for the Nintendo Switch at the same time, but got delayed into late 2020. That late 2020 launch didn’t happen either, but it’s now been announced what the new release date is. Cradle Games and tinyBuild have announced that Hellpoint will finally be ...read more

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Popular PS4 Exclusive Coming to Nintendo Switch

A popular PS4 exclusive is coming to the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite this April. More specifically, developer Falcom and publisher and NIS America have announced that The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV is finally shedding its PS4 exclusivity and will hit Nintendo Switch on April 9 in both North America and Europe. Meanwhile, a week later on April 16, the game will hit ...read more

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Nintendo Releasing New Mario-Themed Special Edition Switch

Where's my Luigi-themed Switch, Nintendo? At this point, it feels like Nintendo is slapping the face of any schmuck (i.e. me) that bought the Switch at launch. The pallid grey console has gotten a number of gorgeous makeovers during its lifetime, including an Animal Crossing themed one. Nintendo is now stepping up its Switch game with a Mario-themed variant of the console. Officially named ...read more

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Nintendo Switch Is Now China's Best-Selling Console

One million Nintendo Switch systems have shipped in China, making it the best-selling console in the country. The news was reported by Reuters, and the figure comes from Chinese company Tencent Holdings, Ltd. Tencent handles distribution of the system in the region. While Nintendo Switch has been available in North America since 2017, the system launched in China in December 2019. According to ...read more

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New Mario Party Seemingly in Development at Nintendo

Nintendo looks to be in the early stages of working on a new Mario Party game. This upcoming installment would be the first since 2018’s release of Super Mario Party and it seems like it will also be developed by the same studio. This information comes about from a new post via social media where it is said that developer NDcube is looking to recruit for a new Mario Party. NDcube is the ...read more

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Nintendo Insider Drops Major Hint About Pokemon 2021

A Nintendo insider has dropped a major hint about Pokemon 2021, which is to say, the next mainline Pokemon game coming to Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite later this year. That said, it looks like Switch and Switch Lite players won't be getting a brand new generation, but a remake of the series' fourth generation, or, in other words, a remake of Pokemon Pearl and Pokemon Diamond. ...read more

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New Nintendo Direct Could Be Happening Soon Based on Website Activity

New activity tied to Nintendo suggests that the beloved video game publisher could be looking to hold its first Direct video presentation of 2021 quite soon. This information comes about after a week that has been rife with rumors about when Nintendo will look to be holding its first game-focused Direct since October. Some users on Reddit have noted recently that Nintendo’s Direct archive ...read more

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Epic Games Store Makes Star Wars Battlefront 2 Free

As announced after Jurrasic World Evolution was cycled out for Crying Suns last week, the Epic Games Store is officially offering one of the biggest free games it has ever given away to date. As of right now, Star Wars Battlefront 2 is officially available free of charge for anyone with an Epic Games Store account, with the shooter coming complete with its Celebration Edition content, which ...read more

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Resident Evil Beta for Secretive Multiplayer Game Revealed

In addition to the planned release of Resident Evil Village later this year, it looks as though Capcom has plans to launch a new multiplayer game set in the iconic universe as well. A new closed beta phase for this mysterious project has now become available with fans being able to take part in play sessions for the title later this month. Following the announcement of the Resident Evil ...read more

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Riders Republic Delayed by Ubisoft

Riders Republic, the outdoor sports video game announced by Ubisoft during a Ubisoft Forward event last year, will no longer be releasing on February 25th, the company announced today. Instead, the video game will release "later this year" with no definitive release date attached. Riders Republic marks just the latest video game delay so far this year with many companies citing the ongoing ...read more

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Minecraft 1.16.5 Release Candidate 1 is out

Minecraft is about to get a teeny, tiny new update with 1.16.5, which just got a release candidate for final testing before release. The update only includes a few tech fixes to address server crashes, but Mojang has confirmed something much more exciting here: the next Caves and Cliffs snapshot is due to launch next week. Minecraft 1.16.5 Release Candidate 1 is now available for testing, and ...read more

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Prison Architect’s next expansion goes eco-friendly

Prison Architect has seen some creative ideas over the past year or so, and the third expansion takes things in another new direction. Going Green, which launches January 28, introduces agriculture and all the challenges that go with it, along with some new considerations particular to the prison setting. At the top of the list is farming, a new type of prison labour. You can grow potatoes, ...read more

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Ubisoft Says Avatar Project Unaffected By Star Wars Open-World Game

The Division developer Ubisoft Massive is making a Star Wars game with Lucasfilm Games that aims to be a "story-driven" title that leverages the studio's history and experience. While the developer is keeping quiet about what the game will actually be, a pair of higher-ups at the studio have now discussed the project and confirmed that the work being done on this game will happen in conjunction ...read more

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Teases Next Zombies Map

For many years, it seems as if Zombies was a staple of the Call of Duty franchise that went hand in hand with each annualized release. 2019’s Modern Warfare put it on the shelf, however, but it’s back with vengeance in last year’s Black Ops Cold War. It also seems there will be more of it to enjoy soon. On their official Twitter, Treyarch is teasing a new map for the mode. In the tweet, ...read more

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Lucasfilm Games to continue relationship with EA on Star Wars titles

Lucasfilm Games has confirmed it will continue its relationship with EA on Star Wars titles. EA will continue to make Star Wars games, according to an announcement from Lucasfilm Games. Earlier today it was announced Division 2 maker Ubisoft Massive is developing an open-world Star Wars game. This does not mean EA is out of the picture, as the company still has a play a big role in the ...read more

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Nvidia introduces the GeForce RTX 3060, out in February

Today during its CES 2021 keynote, Nvidia announced the new GeForce RTX 3060. Featuring high-performance architecture and the second generation of Nvidia RTX, the GeForce RTX 3060 brings ray-tracing capabilities and support for Nvidia DLSS and other technologies and is priced at $329. It’s the new entry-level card, sitting just below the 3060 Ti, which we reviewed last year. RTX 3060 ...read more

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Twitter Reveals 2020 Gaming Statistics

According to Twitter, 2020 was a huge year for gaming on the social media platform. Given the fact that many folks were stuck inside due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic for much of the year, it should really come as no surprise that there were more than 2,000,000,000 (that's two billion) tweets about gaming in 2020. That number is 75% more than 2019's statistics and includes a 49% increase in ...read more

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AGDQ 2021 raises $2.7 million for charity

It’s always a treat to see a world record speedrun happen at a Games Done Quick event, especially when that record is about the event itself. AGDQ 2021 crossed the $1 million USD threshold this week faster than any event in the organisation’s history, leading to a whopper $2.7 million the event’s end. AGDQ 2021 crossed $1 million raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation on Thursday, ...read more

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Pokemon GO Generated $1.92 Billion in Revenue in 2020

Since its explosive launch, Pokemon GO has gone on to enjoy incredible success, and even with a few dips here and there (especially for a perod after its release), on the whole, the game has been a major money-printing machine for The Pokemon Company. 2019, for instance, was its biggest year ever in terms of revenue generated, and now that record has been toppled with its very next year. As ...read more

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Twitch Reveals Replacement for Removed PogChamp Emote

Twitch has unveiled its solution for the removed PogChamp emote this week following the removal of one of Twitch’s most-used expressions. Adopting an idea suggested by a community member shortly after the emote was removed, Twitch said that it’ll feature a new PogChamp emote within the streaming platform every 24 hours. The rotation of PogChamps will start on Friday with more version of ...read more

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Among Us was the most-downloaded mobile game of 2020

According to data compiled by Apptopia, Among Us was the most-downloaded mobile game of 2020. Apptopia, which collects data from Google Play and the App Store, has compiled a report on the most-downloaded games worldwide and in the US during 2020. The data finds Among Us was the most-downloaded game both worldwide and in the US. Worldwide, the game saw 264 million downloads and in the US ...read more

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Minecraft Earth servers to close down this June

Minecraft Earth, the alternate reality mobile game where players could recreate the feeling of playing Minecraft in the real world, will shut down at the end of June due to COVID-19. An official announcement on the Minecraft website reads "Minecraft Earth was designed around free movement and collaborative play – two things that have become near impossible in the current global situation. As ...read more

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Epic spent some of that Fortnite cash on an actual mega mall

Epic Games has announced it's buying an enormous mall to convert into the company's new campus. The Cary Towne Center complex is 980,000 square-feet and 87-acres, and if you want to visualise that scale then think of 50 football fields. The plan is to completely redevelop the site, with work beginning this year and scheduled for completion in 2024, "allowing Epic the flexibility to create a ...read more

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Super Mario 3D World Trailer Details Online Mode, New Content

Hot on the heels of Nintendo's monstrous new trailer for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, the company has released a lengthier features overview trailer detailing just what we can expect from the upcoming game. For starters, the new video shows off the online co-op mode with up to four players in the main 3D World game. As in the original release, each player can claim a different ...read more

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Returnal Combat Trailer Showcases Weapons, Devices and Parasites

Housemarque has released a new trailer for Returnal, its upcoming third person roguelite shooter, and the focus is on combat. While we know about dashing and tools like the hook shot, this trailer showcases some of the various weapons, tools and even parasites that players will stumble upon. Check it out below. Among the weapons is the Tachyomatic Carbine, an assault rifle that fires ...read more

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Little Nightmares 2 Trailer Showcases More Creepy Sights

Tarsier Studios’ Little Nightmares 2 is less than a month off from release. A new trailer seems a given, especially with the demo set in The Wilderness now available for PS4 and Xbox One (the Switch version goes live at 9 AM PST). Check out the trailer below though – it offers many new creepy sights to take in. Little Nightmares 2 sees the return of Six from the first game but it’s new ...read more

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The Medium RTX Trailer Released for Xbox Series X

Bloober Team's upcoming Xbox exclusive The Medium is set to release later this month, and the developer has released an all-new trailer to showcase the game's use of GeForce RTX technology. While the majority of Xbox Series X|S games are also releasing on Xbox One, The Medium will only be available on Microsoft's two next-gen systems. The game's new trailer certainly gives viewers an idea of why ...read more

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Shares New Super Baby 2 Gameplay Footage

As has been previously revealed, the popular fighting video game Dragon Ball FighterZ is set to add its latest and greatest DLC fighter, Super Baby 2, later this week on January 15th with early access beginning two days prior, and Bandai Namco revealed a bunch of new footage of the new character over the weekend. If you've been wanting to see how the DLC fighter stacks up against the competition, ...read more

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Valorant Reveals New Agent for Episode 2

Riot Games has revealed a new agent set to come to Valorant alongside the release of Episode 2, which will arrive on January 12th. The new character is named Yoru, and it seems that he could represent a major change for the game when he arrives. The character will offer players a number of unique abilities to use in the game, which should make playing against Yoru a bit difficult! The character ...read more

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Hitman 3 Trailer Shows off the Game’s VR Support

When Hitman 3 comes out later this month, on PS4 and PS5, it will be entirely playable in VR (as will every single level from Hitman 1 and 2, which are also included in the game). The developers at IO Interactive have previously spoken about how the game’s VR support adds significantly to the immersion factor of the experience, and now, they’ve released a trailer that does the talking for ...read more

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Everspace 2 gets a new early access release date and trailer

Everspace 2 has a new early access release date and trailer after it was delayed to give Cyberpunk 2077's arrival a wide berth. The new Everspace 2 early access release date is set for January 18, 2021 on Steam and GOG, with a full release planned for the first half of 2022. While it carries forward the fast-paced space combat from the original game, Everspace 2 trades out its roguelike ...read more

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