Xbox boss expects PlayStation’s ‘inevitable’ Game Pass rival

Microsoft’s head of gaming has said he expects PlayStation to follow in Xbox’s footsteps when it comes to launching an anticipated Game Pass rival. Details on an Xbox Game Pass competitor service reportedly being planned by PlayStation emerged in December and picked up steam last week. According to documents seen by Bloomberg, the new service is codenamed ‘Spartacus’ and will ...read more

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Cyberpunk 2077's Next Big Update May Release Very Soon

It looks like a big update could be coming to Cyberpunk 2077 in the very near future. Fans on the Cyberpunk subreddit noticed that the build for Cyberpunk 2077 has been updated on SteamDB for the first time since October. Forbes seems to believe that the move could indicate CD Projekt Red is preparing for the game's next big patch. Back in November, the developer revealed that the PlayStation 5 ...read more

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God of War is Sony's biggest, highest-rated Steam launch

It's clear there's a huge appetite for PlayStation exclusives on PC. You don't need to look at numbers to come to this conclusion, but they do an excellent job of proving the point. After the successful launches of Horizon Zero Dawn, and Days Gone, there was little chance God of War - arguably the best of the three - wouldn't do an even better job. The PC port of God of War, which came out on ...read more

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Kirby and the Forgotten Land’s File Size is 5.8 GB

Nintendo’s iconic pink fluff Kirby is going to the star of one of his more unique outings soon, with the fully 3D platformer Kirby and the Forgotten Land launching for the Switch in a little over a couple of months. The game has surprised people with how good it has looked in what Nintendo has shown of it so far, and more details on it are emerging as well. Over on the game’s eShop page, ...read more

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God Of War On PC Getting Fix For "Out Of Memory" Errors

God of War is a pretty good PC port if one were to judge from all these glowing reviews. And if the reviews weren't enough, the sheer volume of players diving into Midgard is certainly a sign that things are going well for the 2018 Game of the Year. However, no PC release is perfect. God of War has at least one bug that's preventing it from being played by some players using certain hardware. ...read more

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Activision QA Tester Blames Leadership For Poor State Of Call Of Duty

Call of Duty is in a bad way. Vanguard, Warzone, and Modern Warfare are both suffering from bugs and glitches that are making them hard to play, and at least one Activision staffer says that it’s all because of the company’s poor leadership. The official Call of Duty Twitter account acknowledged player pain last week in a tweet. "We hear you, and we feel your frustrations," the tweet ...read more

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New Donkey Kong Game for Nintendo Switch Rumored to Be in Development

A new Donkey Kong video game for Nintendo Switch is rumored to be in development. Over the past year, there has been a whole lot of talk about Nintendo's famous ape and what he could be doing next. At this point in time, 2014's Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze remains the most recent mainline Donkey Kong game that has released on a Nintendo platform. And while DK has spent such a long time ...read more

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Nintendo warns of fake websites selling discounted Switch consoles

Nintendo is warning online shoppers of fake websites selling discounted Switch consoles. In an update shared to Nintendo's Japanese website (thanks, Siliconera), Nintendo singles out one website in particular for reportedly using its iconic logo illegally and pretending to be official. The fake website has apparently been selling Nintendo products, like the best-selling Switch console, at ...read more

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Xbox boss expects PlayStation’s ‘inevitable’ Game Pass rival

Microsoft’s head of gaming has said he expects PlayStation to follow in Xbox’s footsteps when it comes to launching an anticipated Game Pass rival. Details on an Xbox Game Pass competitor service reportedly being planned by PlayStation emerged in December and picked up steam last week. According to documents seen by Bloomberg, the new service is codenamed ‘Spartacus’ and will ...read more

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Cyberpunk 2077's Next Big Update May Release Very Soon

It looks like a big update could be coming to Cyberpunk 2077 in the very near future. Fans on the Cyberpunk subreddit noticed that the build for Cyberpunk 2077 has been updated on SteamDB for the first time since October. Forbes seems to believe that the move could indicate CD Projekt Red is preparing for the game's next big patch. Back in November, the developer revealed that the PlayStation 5 ...read more

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Activision QA Tester Blames Leadership For Poor State Of Call Of Duty

Call of Duty is in a bad way. Vanguard, Warzone, and Modern Warfare are both suffering from bugs and glitches that are making them hard to play, and at least one Activision staffer says that it’s all because of the company’s poor leadership. The official Call of Duty Twitter account acknowledged player pain last week in a tweet. "We hear you, and we feel your frustrations," the tweet ...read more

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Resident Evil Outrage May Have Been Cancelled by Capcom

Last year saw the release of Resident Evil: Village, the eighth main series entry in Capcom's beloved franchise. Naturally, there's a lot of curiosity among fans regarding what comes next for the survival-horror series, and there have been several projects rumored to be in development. One of those rumored projects has been Resident Evil Outrage, a multiplayer game for PC, as well as PlayStation ...read more

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Dying Light 2 Stay Human Won’t Have Cross-Play Support at Launch

Dying Light 2 Stay Human is promising a massive, expansive single player action RPG experience when it launches in a little over a couple of weeks, but for those who’re looking for a multiplayer experience, Techland’s open world game is going to have 4 player-co-op on offer as well. That said, it’s not going to feature cross-play support at launch. In a recent Q&A stream over on Twitch ...read more

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WWE 2K22’s cover art and pre-order bonus has reportedly leaked

WWE 2K22’s cover art has reportedly leaked, along with information about pre-order bonuses, and the WWE 2K22 Deluxe Edition. According to TechnikNews, Rey Mysterio will feature on the cover of both the regular and deluxe editions of the game. According to the report, the game will offer 3-day early access starting March 8, and the WWE 2K22 Deluxe Edition will feature the Undertaker ...read more

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Here’s every Activision Blizzard IP Xbox now owns

Tuesday’s announcement that Microsoft has acquired Activision Blizzard means that the Xbox parent has now obtained a huge number of prominent game franchises. If the $70 billion deal concludes without any issues, it means Microsoft will become the owner of a number of potentially lucrative video game IPs. While the obvious examples of this include Call of Duty and World of Warcraft, there ...read more

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Microsoft Acquires Activision Blizzard for $68.7 Billion

Microsoft has announced that it has agreed to acquire Activision Blizzard. As in, the creators of Call of Duty, Warcraft, Candy Crush, Tony Hawk, Diablo, Overwatch, Crash Bandicoot, and so much more. Once the deal closes, the Activision Blizzard business will report up to Phil Spencer as CEO of Microsoft Gaming. Until the transaction goes through, Activision Blizzard and Microsoft Gaming will ...read more

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Xbox boss expects PlayStation’s ‘inevitable’ Game Pass rival

Microsoft’s head of gaming has said he expects PlayStation to follow in Xbox’s footsteps when it comes to launching an anticipated Game Pass rival. Details on an Xbox Game Pass competitor service reportedly being planned by PlayStation emerged in December and picked up steam last week. According to documents seen by Bloomberg, the new service is codenamed ‘Spartacus’ and will ...read more

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Cyberpunk 2077's Next Big Update May Release Very Soon

It looks like a big update could be coming to Cyberpunk 2077 in the very near future. Fans on the Cyberpunk subreddit noticed that the build for Cyberpunk 2077 has been updated on SteamDB for the first time since October. Forbes seems to believe that the move could indicate CD Projekt Red is preparing for the game's next big patch. Back in November, the developer revealed that the PlayStation 5 ...read more

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Activision QA Tester Blames Leadership For Poor State Of Call Of Duty

Call of Duty is in a bad way. Vanguard, Warzone, and Modern Warfare are both suffering from bugs and glitches that are making them hard to play, and at least one Activision staffer says that it’s all because of the company’s poor leadership. The official Call of Duty Twitter account acknowledged player pain last week in a tweet. "We hear you, and we feel your frustrations," the tweet ...read more

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Resident Evil Outrage May Have Been Cancelled by Capcom

Last year saw the release of Resident Evil: Village, the eighth main series entry in Capcom's beloved franchise. Naturally, there's a lot of curiosity among fans regarding what comes next for the survival-horror series, and there have been several projects rumored to be in development. One of those rumored projects has been Resident Evil Outrage, a multiplayer game for PC, as well as PlayStation ...read more

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Dying Light 2 Stay Human Won’t Have Cross-Play Support at Launch

Dying Light 2 Stay Human is promising a massive, expansive single player action RPG experience when it launches in a little over a couple of weeks, but for those who’re looking for a multiplayer experience, Techland’s open world game is going to have 4 player-co-op on offer as well. That said, it’s not going to feature cross-play support at launch. In a recent Q&A stream over on Twitch ...read more

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Sony May Have Just Accidentally Confirmed PS3 Backward Compatibility

PlayStation -- or, more specifically, PSN -- may have just confirmed that PS3 backward compatibility is coming to the PS5. And of course, if PS3 backward compatibility is coming to the PS5, PS2 and PS1 backward compatibility may be coming as well. Earlier this week, we relayed word of an updated patent from PlayStation that suggested all of this. Now, there seems to be more evidence, and it again ...read more

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WWE 2K22’s cover art and pre-order bonus has reportedly leaked

WWE 2K22’s cover art has reportedly leaked, along with information about pre-order bonuses, and the WWE 2K22 Deluxe Edition. According to TechnikNews, Rey Mysterio will feature on the cover of both the regular and deluxe editions of the game. According to the report, the game will offer 3-day early access starting March 8, and the WWE 2K22 Deluxe Edition will feature the Undertaker ...read more

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Titanfall Developer Reportedly Working on New First-Person Shooter

Respawn Entertainment, which is the developer of Titanfall and Apex Legends, is reportedly working on a new first-person shooter. In recent years, a number of fans have continued to request that Respawn develop Titanfall 3, which is something that the studio hasn't necessarily shot down. And while Titanfall 3 might be the project that a multitude of people want to see next, it sounds like Respawn ...read more

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Kirby and the Forgotten Land’s File Size is 5.8 GB

Nintendo’s iconic pink fluff Kirby is going to the star of one of his more unique outings soon, with the fully 3D platformer Kirby and the Forgotten Land launching for the Switch in a little over a couple of months. The game has surprised people with how good it has looked in what Nintendo has shown of it so far, and more details on it are emerging as well. Over on the game’s eShop page, ...read more

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New Donkey Kong Game for Nintendo Switch Rumored to Be in Development

A new Donkey Kong video game for Nintendo Switch is rumored to be in development. Over the past year, there has been a whole lot of talk about Nintendo's famous ape and what he could be doing next. At this point in time, 2014's Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze remains the most recent mainline Donkey Kong game that has released on a Nintendo platform. And while DK has spent such a long time ...read more

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Nintendo warns of fake websites selling discounted Switch consoles

Nintendo is warning online shoppers of fake websites selling discounted Switch consoles. In an update shared to Nintendo's Japanese website (thanks, Siliconera), Nintendo singles out one website in particular for reportedly using its iconic logo illegally and pretending to be official. The fake website has apparently been selling Nintendo products, like the best-selling Switch console, at ...read more

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Mario Kart 9 Reportedly Bringing Back Fan-Favorite Feature

Mario Kart 9 is reportedly bringing back a fan-favorite feature. There's been a lot of rumors percolating about the next Mario Kart game the last couple of weeks. Some have referred to the next installment as Mario Kart 9, while others have labeled it Mario Kart 10, suggesting Nintendo views Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit as Mario Kart 9. Whatever the case, there have been lots of rumors about the ...read more

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Popular PS2 RPG Reportedly Coming to Nintendo Switch This Year

A popular PS2 RPG is reportedly coming to Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite, and Nintendo Switch OLED sometime this year. The PS2 had a wide range of great RPGs, especially of the JRPG variety, as this was before the western RPG became as popular as it is today. The game in question debuted all the way back in 2008 via the PS2 and via Atlus and Sega. Until 2020, when the game came to PC, it ...read more

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Metroid Prime Remaster Possibly Releasing Later This Year

Rumors of a Metroid Prime remaster on Nintendo Switch have been circulating for years now, and the latest suggests the game could finally release later this year. YouTuber Nate the Hate claims that the remaster will release towards the end of 2022, in celebration of Metroid Prime's 20th anniversary. Metroid Prime first released on GameCube on November 18th, 2002, and it certainly seems plausible ...read more

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Logan Paul Spent $3.5 Million On Fake Pokemon Cards

If you've ever felt bad about making a terrible investment, rest assured it couldn't possibly be as terrible as the one Logan Paul recently made. Less than a month after the YouTuber-turned-boxer made headlines for purchasing the "only known sealed box of first-edition base set Pokemon cards" for a staggering $3.5 million, Paul has revealed he was scammed. Following speculation online ...read more

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Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Calls For Cross-Platform Ban Program

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has revealed that Microsoft would like to help get rid of bad actors in the online gaming landscape by creating a multi-network program whereby bans that apply to Xbox, for example, might also carry over to networks from other companies. Speaking to The New York Times, Spencer acknowledged that this would be a "hard one" to achieve, but it's something he hopes to see ...read more

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Cyberpunk 2077's Next Big Update May Release Very Soon

It looks like a big update could be coming to Cyberpunk 2077 in the very near future. Fans on the Cyberpunk subreddit noticed that the build for Cyberpunk 2077 has been updated on SteamDB for the first time since October. Forbes seems to believe that the move could indicate CD Projekt Red is preparing for the game's next big patch. Back in November, the developer revealed that the PlayStation 5 ...read more

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God of War is Sony's biggest, highest-rated Steam launch

It's clear there's a huge appetite for PlayStation exclusives on PC. You don't need to look at numbers to come to this conclusion, but they do an excellent job of proving the point. After the successful launches of Horizon Zero Dawn, and Days Gone, there was little chance God of War - arguably the best of the three - wouldn't do an even better job. The PC port of God of War, which came out on ...read more

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God Of War On PC Getting Fix For "Out Of Memory" Errors

God of War is a pretty good PC port if one were to judge from all these glowing reviews. And if the reviews weren't enough, the sheer volume of players diving into Midgard is certainly a sign that things are going well for the 2018 Game of the Year. However, no PC release is perfect. God of War has at least one bug that's preventing it from being played by some players using certain hardware. ...read more

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Activision QA Tester Blames Leadership For Poor State Of Call Of Duty

Call of Duty is in a bad way. Vanguard, Warzone, and Modern Warfare are both suffering from bugs and glitches that are making them hard to play, and at least one Activision staffer says that it’s all because of the company’s poor leadership. The official Call of Duty Twitter account acknowledged player pain last week in a tweet. "We hear you, and we feel your frustrations," the tweet ...read more

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Resident Evil Outrage May Have Been Cancelled by Capcom

Last year saw the release of Resident Evil: Village, the eighth main series entry in Capcom's beloved franchise. Naturally, there's a lot of curiosity among fans regarding what comes next for the survival-horror series, and there have been several projects rumored to be in development. One of those rumored projects has been Resident Evil Outrage, a multiplayer game for PC, as well as PlayStation ...read more

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Dying Light 2 Stay Human Won’t Have Cross-Play Support at Launch

Dying Light 2 Stay Human is promising a massive, expansive single player action RPG experience when it launches in a little over a couple of weeks, but for those who’re looking for a multiplayer experience, Techland’s open world game is going to have 4 player-co-op on offer as well. That said, it’s not going to feature cross-play support at launch. In a recent Q&A stream over on Twitch ...read more

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WWE 2K22’s cover art and pre-order bonus has reportedly leaked

WWE 2K22’s cover art has reportedly leaked, along with information about pre-order bonuses, and the WWE 2K22 Deluxe Edition. According to TechnikNews, Rey Mysterio will feature on the cover of both the regular and deluxe editions of the game. According to the report, the game will offer 3-day early access starting March 8, and the WWE 2K22 Deluxe Edition will feature the Undertaker ...read more

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Titanfall Developer Reportedly Working on New First-Person Shooter

Respawn Entertainment, which is the developer of Titanfall and Apex Legends, is reportedly working on a new first-person shooter. In recent years, a number of fans have continued to request that Respawn develop Titanfall 3, which is something that the studio hasn't necessarily shot down. And while Titanfall 3 might be the project that a multitude of people want to see next, it sounds like Respawn ...read more

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Take-Two is still looking for acquisition targets following Zynga deal

After announcing the games industry’s biggest ever deal, Take-Two has said it’s still interested in further acquisitions. Earlier today the company revealed its intention to acquire mobile games giant Zynga in a deal worth a record $12.7 billion. It will see Take-Two’s blockbuster console and PC franchises like Grand Theft Auto, Borderlands, NBA 2K and BioShock brought under the same ...read more

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GTA publisher buys mobile games giant Zynga for $12.7 billion

Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two has announced plans to acquire Zynga, the developer of social games like Farmville and Words With Friends, in a record-setting deal worth $12.7 billion (£9.4 billion). The acquisition will be finalised some time before July, subject to approval by regulatory authorities. The acquisition makes Take-Two among the world’s biggest publishers of mobile games, ...read more

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PUBG Mobile Cheat Makers Ordered To Pay $10 Million

A court case pitting Krafton Inc. and Tencent Games--developer and publisher of PUBG Mobile, respectively--against a hacking group accused of distributing cheaters for the game has ended with Krafton and Tencent victorious. Federal courts in both the United States and Germany ruled in favor of the two companies, ordering the hacking group to pay around $10 million in damages and restitution to ...read more

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Nvidia Announces GeForce RTX 3090 Ti

During its recent GeForce showcase at CES 2022, Nvidia finally announced the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. Though it didn’t receive a price or release date, it was confirmed to offer 40 TFLOPS of performance and 24 GB GDDR6X which runs at 21 Gbps. More details will be coming later this month. Nvidia also announced the GeForce RTX 3050 – a GPU option that’s meant to serve as a 50-class GPU option ...read more

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Twitch Sees A 45 Percent Viewership Increase In 2021

Twitch just grows more and more successful every year, and 2021 is no exception. The popular live-streaming service has seen a 45 percent increase in viewership from last year. That's equivalent to 24 billion hours people have spent watching their favorite streamers gaming (first and foremost), teaching, hanging out in hot tubs, and... farting, for some reason. According to Destructoid, ...read more

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Tesla no longer allowing drivers to play video games

CNN reports that Tesla has opted to give up on allowing drivers to play video games while driving Tesla cars after a federal safety probe showed what should have been obvious from the start: Playing video games while driving is unsafe. Dubbed “Passenger Play”, the feature allowed passengers to interface with the touchscreen and play games while the car is in motion. And even though Tesla ...read more

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xQc Is Twitch's Most-Watched Streamer for Second Straight Year

For the second year in a row, former professional Overwatch player Felix "xQc" Lengyel has become the most-watched streamer on Twitch. Since he began his streaming career on Twitch back in 2019, xQc has quickly become the face of the platform with nearly 10 million followers in total on the website. While Twitch viewership as a whole fluctuates quite a bit from channel to channel, xQc has clearly ...read more

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DuckDuckGo planning a privacy-first desktop web browser

Online privacy when browsing on a laptop or desktop seems to be everything these days, and DuckDuckGo will soon have its own solution. In the works is a privacy-first desktop web browser that's "cleaner, way more private" when compared to Chrome, the group announced today. Details on the browser are quite short at the moment, but DuckDuckGo says that the experience is all about "redefining ...read more

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Rainbow Six Extraction trailer explains the endgame Maelstrom mode

A new Rainbow Six Extraction trailer breaks down the game's extra-challenging endgame mode, called Maelstrom. For the uninitiated, Maelstrom is essentially a harder but more rewarding version of the core Rainbow Six Extraction experience. Instead of the usual max of 3 objectives in a row, Maelstrom tasks you with completing 9 consecutive objectives in any given region. And just to spice things ...read more

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Dramatic Dying Light 2 trailer ties in with the first game's hero

A brand new Dying Light 2 gameplay trailer sets up the events of the long-awaited sequel, and it does so in surprisingly dramatic fashion, even referencing the protagonist of the first Dying Light, Kyle Crane. The latest trailer is subtitled 'The Reason', and as promised, it vaguely explains Dying Light 2 hero Aiden Caldwell's motive for traveling to The City, one of the last basecamps of ...read more

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Gran Turismo 7 gameplay footage shows Daytona International Speedway

Sony has released a new Gran Turismo 7 gameplay video showing off the returning Daytona International Speedway. The circuit has appeared in Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6, and will be coming back for the latest entry. The new PS5 gameplay video shows a lap of the Daytona track, taken from the cockpit view. It then shows the same lap from the replay view, where the frame rate drops ...read more

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Cities: Skylines devs confirm five DLC packs coming this month

It’s time for Cities: Skylines to get a major add-on pack, which means it’s also time for Cities: Skylines to get a massive pile of smaller DLC packs, too. The Airports expansion was announced last month for a January 25 release, and now Paradox has confirmed a host of additional content packs coming to the city-building game on the same day. There are two new radio packs each priced at ...read more

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Massive Lost Ark Gameplay Trailer Released

Lost Ark is set to release on PC in just a few short weeks, and Amazon Games has released an all-new trailer detailing the MMO's gameplay. At more than five minutes in length, the trailer gives a significant amount of information about the free-to-play game, including its character customization options, dungeons, sailing, PvP options, and combat. As far as trailers go, this one is on the beefier ...read more

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Rainbow Six Extraction – Operator Showcase Trailer Details Fuze

Rainbow Six Extraction is out next week with its resolution and frame rate on different platforms recently being revealed. For now though, there’s a new Operator Showcase trailer, this time focusing on Fuze who uses Cluster Charges which release smaller cluster grenades and decimate foes. Check out how that works in the trailer below. Though potent, there is some planning required in their ...read more

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Pokemon Legends: Arceus Trailer Welcomes You to a World of Adventure

It’s been a busy period for Pokemon. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl launched less than two months ago, and soon, what promises to be a long-overdue formula shake-up in the form of Pokemon Legends: Arceus is launching soon as well. New screenshots and trailers have been coming in thick and fast ahead of the game’s imminent launch, and we’ve got another new trailer here ...read more

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Co-Op Shooter The Anacrusis Shows Off 15 Minutes of New Gameplay

Developer Stray Bombay’s debut title, The Anacrusis, is set to release in under a week. In anticipation of the title’s release, Stray Bombay has released a video that shows off the first 15 minutes of gameplay of the Left 4 Dead inspired co-op shooter. For those unfamiliar, The Anacrusis follows a group (up to four players) that are navigating their way around a stranded starship and have to ...read more

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