Warzone Event: Verdansk Map Crossed Out During Launch

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

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

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

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Psychonauts 2 Reaffirmed to Release in 2021

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

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PS5 will still play some discs when its CMOS battery dies

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

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

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

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Halo Infinite sees the return of the iconic multiplayer announcer

Halo Infinite's multiplayer will feature the return of a beloved announcer. In the new Ask343 video below, the Halo Infinite developer takes a deep dive into the audio design of the upcoming game. Partway through, it's confirmed that Jeff Steitzer, who has provided multiplayer announcer voiceover for every Halo game since Halo 2, will be returning to the multiplayer mode of Halo Infinite.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 modders are making its world more immersive

One of Red Dead Redemption 2’s most alluring traits is its attention to detail. Law enforcement officers will wait for you to finish your fistfight with a bar patron before asking you to move along, and if you don’t eat or rest well enough, Arthur becomes fatigued. While all these details help build a sense of immersion, there are still things that can break it. If you leave a city in ruins, ...read more

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Battlefield 6 Plot Details Leak Online

It's nearly May and Electronic Arts has yet to say much in a public manner this year when it comes to Battlefield 6. The latest installment in the long-running shooter franchise is poised to arrive later on in 2021 but outside of a handful of details, there's still very little that we know about the game in an official capacity. Fortunately, this is where gaming insiders have got our ...read more

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Warzone Event: Verdansk Map Crossed Out During Launch

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

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

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

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Psychonauts 2 Reaffirmed to Release in 2021

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

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

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

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Halo Infinite sees the return of the iconic multiplayer announcer

Halo Infinite's multiplayer will feature the return of a beloved announcer. In the new Ask343 video below, the Halo Infinite developer takes a deep dive into the audio design of the upcoming game. Partway through, it's confirmed that Jeff Steitzer, who has provided multiplayer announcer voiceover for every Halo game since Halo 2, will be returning to the multiplayer mode of Halo Infinite.

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Battlefield 6 Plot Details Leak Online

It's nearly May and Electronic Arts has yet to say much in a public manner this year when it comes to Battlefield 6. The latest installment in the long-running shooter franchise is poised to arrive later on in 2021 but outside of a handful of details, there's still very little that we know about the game in an official capacity. Fortunately, this is where gaming insiders have got our ...read more

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New Bungie Game Reveals First Major Details

Even though Bungie is most well-known (currently) for its work on Destiny 2, the studio does happen to be toiling away on another project in secret right now. And while it might be literally years until the company is ready to reveal just what that new game might be, it looks like some of the first details on the upcoming title have finally start come forward in a rather roundabout ...read more

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Wasteland 3 DLC The Battle of Steeltown Announced

Wasteland 3 will receive new DLC content in June when The Battle of Steeltown narrative expansion releases. Announced by inXile Entertainment and Deep Silver, the expansion will center around a worker rebellion. As a result, manufacturing in Steeltown has ceased, and the Rangers have been sent in to investigate. There will be choices that players will have to make during the new campaign, and ...read more

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Warzone Event: Verdansk Map Crossed Out During Launch

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

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PS5 will still play some discs when its CMOS battery dies

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

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

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

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Battlefield 6 Plot Details Leak Online

It's nearly May and Electronic Arts has yet to say much in a public manner this year when it comes to Battlefield 6. The latest installment in the long-running shooter franchise is poised to arrive later on in 2021 but outside of a handful of details, there's still very little that we know about the game in an official capacity. Fortunately, this is where gaming insiders have got our ...read more

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New Bungie Game Reveals First Major Details

Even though Bungie is most well-known (currently) for its work on Destiny 2, the studio does happen to be toiling away on another project in secret right now. And while it might be literally years until the company is ready to reveal just what that new game might be, it looks like some of the first details on the upcoming title have finally start come forward in a rather roundabout ...read more

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Wasteland 3 DLC The Battle of Steeltown Announced

Wasteland 3 will receive new DLC content in June when The Battle of Steeltown narrative expansion releases. Announced by inXile Entertainment and Deep Silver, the expansion will center around a worker rebellion. As a result, manufacturing in Steeltown has ceased, and the Rangers have been sent in to investigate. There will be choices that players will have to make during the new campaign, and ...read more

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Rocket League Rank Distribution - Season 2 Rank Breakdown

Now that Rocket League Season 3 is in full swing, players have been wondering about where they fell with the rest of the community in the ranked season. Luckily, the developers published the official Rocket League rank distribution for Season 2. The Rocket League ranked season is no joke. With a highly competitive game like Rocket League, players are going to be spending all season honing ...read more

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Apple refreshes the iMac with Apple M1

During its virtual event today, Apple introduced a new iMac powered by the Apple M1 chipset, expanding the number of Apple Silicon-based products in its lineup. In addition to changing the specs, the new model comes with an all-new design, with more colors, a slimmer chassis, and smaller bezels. The new iMac comes with a 24-inch panel thanks to the slimmer bezels, and the side profile of the ...read more

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Mario Kart 8 Breaks Incredible Sales Record

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

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Nintendo quietly shuts down Nintendo Labo homepage

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

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Apex Legends Leak Reveals the Abilities of New Character

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

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Big Nintendo Switch Feature Possibly Leaked and Nobody Noticed

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

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New Super Monkey Ball Title Potentially Leaked

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

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Resident Evil Chapter Announced for Dead by Daylight

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

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Immortals Fenyx Rising: The Lost Gods Launches April 22

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

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Nintendo suing Switch hacker Gary Bowser

Nintendo is suing a Switch hacker called Gary Bowser. As reported by Polygon, Nintendo of America filed a lawsuit against 51-year-old Canadian national Bowser, who is an alleged member of Switch hack creators Team Xecuter. That's right - president of Nintendo of America Doug Bowser is suing a Nintendo hacker called Gary Bowser. This is the battle of the Bowsers - in court.

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Warzone Event: Verdansk Map Crossed Out During Launch

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

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Halo Infinite sees the return of the iconic multiplayer announcer

Halo Infinite's multiplayer will feature the return of a beloved announcer. In the new Ask343 video below, the Halo Infinite developer takes a deep dive into the audio design of the upcoming game. Partway through, it's confirmed that Jeff Steitzer, who has provided multiplayer announcer voiceover for every Halo game since Halo 2, will be returning to the multiplayer mode of Halo Infinite.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 modders are making its world more immersive

One of Red Dead Redemption 2’s most alluring traits is its attention to detail. Law enforcement officers will wait for you to finish your fistfight with a bar patron before asking you to move along, and if you don’t eat or rest well enough, Arthur becomes fatigued. While all these details help build a sense of immersion, there are still things that can break it. If you leave a city in ruins, ...read more

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Battlefield 6 Plot Details Leak Online

It's nearly May and Electronic Arts has yet to say much in a public manner this year when it comes to Battlefield 6. The latest installment in the long-running shooter franchise is poised to arrive later on in 2021 but outside of a handful of details, there's still very little that we know about the game in an official capacity. Fortunately, this is where gaming insiders have got our ...read more

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New Bungie Game Reveals First Major Details

Even though Bungie is most well-known (currently) for its work on Destiny 2, the studio does happen to be toiling away on another project in secret right now. And while it might be literally years until the company is ready to reveal just what that new game might be, it looks like some of the first details on the upcoming title have finally start come forward in a rather roundabout ...read more

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Wasteland 3 DLC The Battle of Steeltown Announced

Wasteland 3 will receive new DLC content in June when The Battle of Steeltown narrative expansion releases. Announced by inXile Entertainment and Deep Silver, the expansion will center around a worker rebellion. As a result, manufacturing in Steeltown has ceased, and the Rangers have been sent in to investigate. There will be choices that players will have to make during the new campaign, and ...read more

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Rocket League Rank Distribution - Season 2 Rank Breakdown

Now that Rocket League Season 3 is in full swing, players have been wondering about where they fell with the rest of the community in the ranked season. Luckily, the developers published the official Rocket League rank distribution for Season 2. The Rocket League ranked season is no joke. With a highly competitive game like Rocket League, players are going to be spending all season honing ...read more

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Black Ops Cold War is finally getting Sticks and Stones

Black Ops Cold War Season 3 is bringing back a fan-favorite game mode that's been noticeably absent from the title: Sticks and Stones. According to the official Call of Duty blog, Season 3 won't just include new Operators, and new Black Ops Cold War Outbreak areas, but will usher in the triumphant return of one of the best multiplayer modes. Sticks and Stones is a fast-paced and outright ...read more

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Apple's M1 chipset comes to the new iPad Pro

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

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Xbox Cloud Gaming beta rolling out for PC and iOS

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

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Refreshed GPUs could bring cryptocurrency mining limiter

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

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Cyberpunk 2077 dataminer discovers unused quest files

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

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Twitch Bans Over 7 Million Bots Artificially Inflated Numbers

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

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

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

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Hitman studio says it received ‘really attractive’ acquisition offers

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

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The Walking Dead: Survivors Gets a Release Date

The Walking Dead: Survivors got its full reveal last month, and this week, a release date has now been set for the new mobile game by developer Elex Technology and Skybound Entertainment. The game set within the universe of The Walking Dead will release on April 12th for Android and iOS devices. A ton of players have already pre-registered for the game ahead of its arrival, and for those active ...read more

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Returnal Shows More Gameplay Footage in New Overview Video

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

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Street Fighter 5 Releases New Rose Gameplay Trailer

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

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

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

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Resident Evil Village gameplay video reveals upgrade systems

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

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

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

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Civ 6 gets its civilisations balance pass and trebuchets next week

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

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Skater XL Gets Free Multiplayer Mode On PC

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

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WWE 2K22 Reveals First Teaser Trailer

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

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