Vampire Survivors patch 0.6.0 notes tease in-game merchant

The new Vampire Survivors patch 0.6.0 notes are here, with all the details on the update for the roguelike game due tomorrow – well, most of them anyway. The notes confirm new Vampire Survivors power-ups and a bonus stage, and the teaser reveals a clock weapon, an in-game merchant… and something weird about to invade. The 0.6.0 update for the vampire game is due to release Monday, May 23, ...read more

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PC Gaming Show 2022 Announced for June 12th

PC Gamer has announced that its annual PC Gaming Show returns on June 12th at 12:30 PM PT/3:30 PM ET. Streaming on YouTube and Twitch, it will be hosted by Sean “Day[9]” Plott and Mica Burton while featuring new trailers, announcements and interviews with developers. Some things that can be expected include Frostpunk developer 11 bit Studios’ unannounced title; a new project by Klei ...read more

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Microsoft says the Activision Blizzard acquisition is ‘moving fast’

Microsoft president Brad Smith has claimed the company’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard is proceeding relatively quickly. It was announced in January that the Xbox owner intends to purchase Activision Blizzard in a $68.7 billion deal – the game industry’s biggest ever by some distance. Microsoft said at the time that it hoped to complete the deal in the first half of ...read more

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Borderlands 3 Is Now Available for Free

Borderlands 3, the most recent game in the core Borderlands franchise from Gearbox, is currently free to download, but only for a limited time. Epic Games revealed this week that Borderlands 3 would be its latest of many free games routinely offered through the PC platform. It's available for free from now until May 26th at 8 a.m. PT at which point it'll be replaced with whatever game is to be ...read more

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Warzone 2 Will Reportedly Feature Classic Modern Warfare 2 Maps

Call of Duty: Warzone 2 will reportedly feature maps from 2009's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The 2009 shooter helped cement the series as a permanent entertainment gold mine for Activision. After the success of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, its sequel went on to sell gangbusters and become a staple of the Xbox 360 era thanks to its snappy gameplay, iconic maps, rich campaign, and much more. ...read more

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Minecraft update 1.19 pre-release is playable now

Minecraft is constantly evolving. We get small glimpses of these evolutions thanks to the snapshots, even if players aren’t always happy about it, but the biggest changes come via full updates, with the next one being Minecraft update 1.19. We’ve got good news; you can now check out ‘The Wild’ thanks to the 1.19 pre-release, which is now available to play. While the latest Minecraft ...read more

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Xbox Series S outsells PS5 in Japan for the first time

The Xbox Series S has outsold the PS5 in Japan for the very first time. Reported earlier today on May 19 by Japanese publication Famitsu, and translated via the tweet just below from Limited Run Games' Alex Aniel, the Xbox Series S has outsold the PS5 in Japan for the first time. This is in terms of the last week's sales for both consoles, in which the Xbox Series S sold a total 6,210 units, ...read more

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Final Fantasy 11 Not Shutting Down "Anytime Soon"

Hard as it is to believe, Final Fantasy XI is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. After being available for this long, some fans are understandably concerned that the game might not be around for much longer. In a new interview with Famitsu (translated by SiliconEra), director Yoji Fujito confirmed that Square Enix does not have any plans to end the game "anytime soon." That's exciting ...read more

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Microsoft says the Activision Blizzard acquisition is ‘moving fast’

Microsoft president Brad Smith has claimed the company’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard is proceeding relatively quickly. It was announced in January that the Xbox owner intends to purchase Activision Blizzard in a $68.7 billion deal – the game industry’s biggest ever by some distance. Microsoft said at the time that it hoped to complete the deal in the first half of ...read more

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Warzone 2 Will Reportedly Feature Classic Modern Warfare 2 Maps

Call of Duty: Warzone 2 will reportedly feature maps from 2009's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The 2009 shooter helped cement the series as a permanent entertainment gold mine for Activision. After the success of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, its sequel went on to sell gangbusters and become a staple of the Xbox 360 era thanks to its snappy gameplay, iconic maps, rich campaign, and much more. ...read more

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Xbox Series S outsells PS5 in Japan for the first time

The Xbox Series S has outsold the PS5 in Japan for the very first time. Reported earlier today on May 19 by Japanese publication Famitsu, and translated via the tweet just below from Limited Run Games' Alex Aniel, the Xbox Series S has outsold the PS5 in Japan for the first time. This is in terms of the last week's sales for both consoles, in which the Xbox Series S sold a total 6,210 units, ...read more

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Final Fantasy 11 Not Shutting Down "Anytime Soon"

Hard as it is to believe, Final Fantasy XI is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. After being available for this long, some fans are understandably concerned that the game might not be around for much longer. In a new interview with Famitsu (translated by SiliconEra), director Yoji Fujito confirmed that Square Enix does not have any plans to end the game "anytime soon." That's exciting ...read more

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Battlefield 2042 Season 1 is currently set for release in early June

DICE is planning to launch Battlefield 2042 Season 1 next month. The news was announced on Wednesday alongside the patch notes for the game’s latest update, version 4.1. Battlefield 2042 Season 1 is “currently set for release in early June”, DICE said. Season 1 was originally scheduled to launch in early 2022 but it was delayed to the summer so that DICE could focus on bringing the ...read more

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Take-Two Calls Tiny Tina's Wonderlands 2Ks Best New Franchise in Years

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands may not be a totally new experience to those who are familiar with the Borderlands games by now, but Take-Two Interactive considers it a new franchise, and according to the publisher, it's a pretty successful one, too. During the company's most recent earnings call, Take-Two chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick called it the "best new franchise launch" from 2K in years and ...read more

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Roller Champions is Out on May 25 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

As promised, Ubisoft has finally lifted the lid on the long-in-development free-to-play PvP roller-sports game Roller Champions. A recent worldwide reveal showed off a new cinematic trailer for the game, offered an extended look at gameplay, and featured a meaty behind-the-scenes look at it with the developers at Ubisoft Montreal. Check it all out below. Each match in Roller Champions will be ...read more

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DICE Is Removing 128 Player Version Of Battlefield 2042’s Breakthrough

In Battlefield 2042’s next update, version 4.1, DICE has elected to remove the version of Breakthrough which supports 128 players, opting to make it 64 players going forward. Going live tomorrow, May 19, this update partially removes a feature that was a major part of DICE’s marketing, leading up its original launch. The new update also provides a number of quality of life upgrades, ...read more

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Warzone 2 Will Reportedly Feature Classic Modern Warfare 2 Maps

Call of Duty: Warzone 2 will reportedly feature maps from 2009's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The 2009 shooter helped cement the series as a permanent entertainment gold mine for Activision. After the success of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, its sequel went on to sell gangbusters and become a staple of the Xbox 360 era thanks to its snappy gameplay, iconic maps, rich campaign, and much more. ...read more

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Final Fantasy 11 Not Shutting Down "Anytime Soon"

Hard as it is to believe, Final Fantasy XI is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. After being available for this long, some fans are understandably concerned that the game might not be around for much longer. In a new interview with Famitsu (translated by SiliconEra), director Yoji Fujito confirmed that Square Enix does not have any plans to end the game "anytime soon." That's exciting ...read more

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Battlefield 2042 Season 1 is currently set for release in early June

DICE is planning to launch Battlefield 2042 Season 1 next month. The news was announced on Wednesday alongside the patch notes for the game’s latest update, version 4.1. Battlefield 2042 Season 1 is “currently set for release in early June”, DICE said. Season 1 was originally scheduled to launch in early 2022 but it was delayed to the summer so that DICE could focus on bringing the ...read more

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Take-Two Calls Tiny Tina's Wonderlands 2Ks Best New Franchise in Years

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands may not be a totally new experience to those who are familiar with the Borderlands games by now, but Take-Two Interactive considers it a new franchise, and according to the publisher, it's a pretty successful one, too. During the company's most recent earnings call, Take-Two chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick called it the "best new franchise launch" from 2K in years and ...read more

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Roller Champions is Out on May 25 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

As promised, Ubisoft has finally lifted the lid on the long-in-development free-to-play PvP roller-sports game Roller Champions. A recent worldwide reveal showed off a new cinematic trailer for the game, offered an extended look at gameplay, and featured a meaty behind-the-scenes look at it with the developers at Ubisoft Montreal. Check it all out below. Each match in Roller Champions will be ...read more

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DICE Is Removing 128 Player Version Of Battlefield 2042’s Breakthrough

In Battlefield 2042’s next update, version 4.1, DICE has elected to remove the version of Breakthrough which supports 128 players, opting to make it 64 players going forward. Going live tomorrow, May 19, this update partially removes a feature that was a major part of DICE’s marketing, leading up its original launch. The new update also provides a number of quality of life upgrades, ...read more

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 News May Be Coming Soon

Square Enix may be planning on sharing some Final Fantasy VII Remake news next month regarding the second half of the remake. Comments made during a stream focused on the mobile game Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier suggested as much on Wednesday with director Tetsuya Nomura saying there would be Final Fantasy VII news coming to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the original game. Specifics ...read more

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Take-Two Will Listen to Buyout Offers But Prefers Independence

With all the consolidation happening in the games industry, the idea of a Take-Two acquisition has been floated quite a bit but rest assured, the company has no plans to be usurped. However, CEO Strauss Zelnick has told IGN that any buyout offers have to be considered because Take-Two Interactive is a publicly traded company at the mercy of its shareholders. It might seem like anything is ...read more

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Saudi Arabia has bought a 5% stake in Nintendo

Saudi Arabia has purchased a 5.01% stake in Nintendo, according to a filing to Japan’s Finance Ministry. Bloomberg reports that the country’s Public Investment Fund, a sovereign wealth fund chaired by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, made the purchase for investment purposes. The acquisition makes it the fifth-largest Nintendo shareholder, according to Bloomberg’s data. This is ...read more

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Take-Two Will Listen to Buyout Offers But Prefers Independence

With all the consolidation happening in the games industry, the idea of a Take-Two acquisition has been floated quite a bit but rest assured, the company has no plans to be usurped. However, CEO Strauss Zelnick has told IGN that any buyout offers have to be considered because Take-Two Interactive is a publicly traded company at the mercy of its shareholders. It might seem like anything is ...read more

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Major Call of Duty: Warzone 2 Details Reportedly Leak

Major new details about how Call of Duty: Warzone 2 will function have leaked, giving fans an idea of the differences between the first game and its sequel. Earlier this year, Activision confirmed that it would be launching Call of Duty: Warzone 2 during the life cycle of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, which is slated to release later this year. Although games like Fortnite, PUBG, and other ...read more

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Sonic Origins Reveals New Gameplay Footage

Sonic Origins is set to release next month, and Sega has dropped a new gameplay trailer ahead of its debut. The collection predominantly features content that released on Sega Genesis and Sega CD, but the new trailer shows off some of the ways these games will differ from their original releases. Notably, we can see how players will be able to choose between Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles, the ...read more

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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Announces Dyspo as DLC Fighter

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is getting yet another DLC character with Bandai Namco revealing this week that Dyspo will be coming to the game. The rabbit-like character with super speed to match who comes from Universe 11 was confirmed by the game's creators over on the official Dragon Ball site alongside some screenshots and some previews of his abilities. He'll be released as part of a DLC pack ...read more

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Fortnite datamines reveal a live event set for next month

Fortnite will host a new live event next month, dataminers have discovered. Earlier today, a brand new update for Fortnite Battle Royale went live on all platforms, and as such, dataminers were able to comb through files not yet available in the game itself. As you can see below, the dataminers have confirmed that a brand new live event will be hitting the battle royale game next month.

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Rockstar Games Parent Company Take-Two Planning to Release 8 Remasters

Take-Two Interactive plans to release eight remasters of previously released games by 2025. The company revealed that fact as part of its recent financial highlights, though no specific information was provided on the games. Naturally, this news will lead to speculation, particularly for fans of Rockstar Games. The studio has plenty of great titles that could get the remaster treatment, and it ...read more

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Portal demake shows the game running on "real N64 hardware"

A Portal fan has demade the game for Nintendo 64, and it runs on the actual hardware. While one Portal fan recently treated us to a glimpse of what Valve's beloved puzzle-platformer would look like if it were made using the modern technical might of Unreal Engine 5, another has given the game a retro make-over. James Lambert shared a video of their Portal demake on their YouTube channel, ...read more

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Vampire Survivors patch 0.6.0 notes tease in-game merchant

The new Vampire Survivors patch 0.6.0 notes are here, with all the details on the update for the roguelike game due tomorrow – well, most of them anyway. The notes confirm new Vampire Survivors power-ups and a bonus stage, and the teaser reveals a clock weapon, an in-game merchant… and something weird about to invade. The 0.6.0 update for the vampire game is due to release Monday, May 23, ...read more

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PC Gaming Show 2022 Announced for June 12th

PC Gamer has announced that its annual PC Gaming Show returns on June 12th at 12:30 PM PT/3:30 PM ET. Streaming on YouTube and Twitch, it will be hosted by Sean “Day[9]” Plott and Mica Burton while featuring new trailers, announcements and interviews with developers. Some things that can be expected include Frostpunk developer 11 bit Studios’ unannounced title; a new project by Klei ...read more

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Borderlands 3 Is Now Available for Free

Borderlands 3, the most recent game in the core Borderlands franchise from Gearbox, is currently free to download, but only for a limited time. Epic Games revealed this week that Borderlands 3 would be its latest of many free games routinely offered through the PC platform. It's available for free from now until May 26th at 8 a.m. PT at which point it'll be replaced with whatever game is to be ...read more

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Warzone 2 Will Reportedly Feature Classic Modern Warfare 2 Maps

Call of Duty: Warzone 2 will reportedly feature maps from 2009's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The 2009 shooter helped cement the series as a permanent entertainment gold mine for Activision. After the success of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, its sequel went on to sell gangbusters and become a staple of the Xbox 360 era thanks to its snappy gameplay, iconic maps, rich campaign, and much more. ...read more

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Minecraft update 1.19 pre-release is playable now

Minecraft is constantly evolving. We get small glimpses of these evolutions thanks to the snapshots, even if players aren’t always happy about it, but the biggest changes come via full updates, with the next one being Minecraft update 1.19. We’ve got good news; you can now check out ‘The Wild’ thanks to the 1.19 pre-release, which is now available to play. While the latest Minecraft ...read more

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Final Fantasy 11 Not Shutting Down "Anytime Soon"

Hard as it is to believe, Final Fantasy XI is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. After being available for this long, some fans are understandably concerned that the game might not be around for much longer. In a new interview with Famitsu (translated by SiliconEra), director Yoji Fujito confirmed that Square Enix does not have any plans to end the game "anytime soon." That's exciting ...read more

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Battlefield 2042 Season 1 is currently set for release in early June

DICE is planning to launch Battlefield 2042 Season 1 next month. The news was announced on Wednesday alongside the patch notes for the game’s latest update, version 4.1. Battlefield 2042 Season 1 is “currently set for release in early June”, DICE said. Season 1 was originally scheduled to launch in early 2022 but it was delayed to the summer so that DICE could focus on bringing the ...read more

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Take-Two Calls Tiny Tina's Wonderlands 2Ks Best New Franchise in Years

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands may not be a totally new experience to those who are familiar with the Borderlands games by now, but Take-Two Interactive considers it a new franchise, and according to the publisher, it's a pretty successful one, too. During the company's most recent earnings call, Take-Two chairman and CEO Strauss Zelnick called it the "best new franchise launch" from 2K in years and ...read more

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Apple Reportedly Testing iPhone With USB-C

Apple may be considering a move to the USB-C format over its proprietary lightning port. The news comes via a Bloomberg report that suggests the move could be made as early as 2023 with that year's newest iPhone models. The only Apple products currently using lightning chargers are Airpods, Apple TV remote, the MagSafe battery pack, the MagSafe Duo charger, and the iPhone. At the same time, ...read more

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18 Arrested in Twitch Money Laundering Scandal

Popular streaming site Twitch hasn't been having the best of times as of late. Despite being one of the largest streaming sites in the world, the Amazon-owned platform has been engrossed in several controversies, such as, for instance, its content policies, double standards accusations, and the handling of fraud-related matters. Incidentally, a recent investigation now adds further to Twitch's ...read more

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GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition’s mobile has seemingly been delayed

Take-Two has seemingly delayed the mobile version of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition. GTA: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition released late last year for consoles and PC and was originally announced as coming to iOS and Android devices in the first half of calendar 2022. That release window was reiterated by Rockstar parent company Take-Two during its third quarter ...read more

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A cancelled Scarface 2 game has emerged online

Concept art for a cancelled Scarface 2 game has emerged online. Posted by YouTube user Mafia Game Videos, the screenshots, which have been released by former employees of Radical Entertainment, show off the Las Vegas strip as well as the surrounding Nevada Desert. Interestingly, the screenshots have seemingly been on the various artists’ Art Station pages for years, but have only now come ...read more

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Lawsuit against videogame grading service Wata alleges manipulation

As reported by VGC, collectible grading service Wata is facing a class-action lawsuit over allegedly conspiring with Heritage Auctions to pump up the value of rare videogames. Wata and Heritage both deny any wrongdoing. Grading services like Wata assess the condition of mint videogames and assign them a rank based on that physical condition. The games are then sealed in a clear plastic housing ...read more

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Call of Duty Warzone mobile has entered closed alpha testing

Activision has confirmed that the mobile version of Call of Duty Warzone has entered closed alpha testing. In the first in a series of planned updates throughout the development process, the publisher said the upcoming mobile battle royale game is codenamed ‘Project Aurora’. Activision is “in the midst” of the title’s first gameplay test, which is currently only accessible via ...read more

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Twitch Is The Only Streaming Platform Growing Post-Lockdown

Many of us discovered new hobbies at the height of the pandemic, and for a lot of people, those hobbies revolved around gaming. Whether that was playing more or watching others play more through sites like Twitch and YouTube. The number of people streaming, as well as the number of people watching them stream, rose dramatically at the start of the pandemic. However, as the world gets to grips ...read more

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Call of Duty Mobile has ‘topped 650 million downloads’

Call of Duty Mobile has been downloaded over 650 million times, according to Activision Blizzard. The free-to-play game was released in November 2019 and its publisher previously said it had topped 500 million downloads in May 2021. A surge in downloads last year coincided with Call of Duty Mobile’s release in China. In its latest annual report, Activision said Call of Duty Mobile had ...read more

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Vampire Survivors patch 0.6.0 notes tease in-game merchant

The new Vampire Survivors patch 0.6.0 notes are here, with all the details on the update for the roguelike game due tomorrow – well, most of them anyway. The notes confirm new Vampire Survivors power-ups and a bonus stage, and the teaser reveals a clock weapon, an in-game merchant… and something weird about to invade. The 0.6.0 update for the vampire game is due to release Monday, May 23, ...read more

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Roller Champions is Out on May 25 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

As promised, Ubisoft has finally lifted the lid on the long-in-development free-to-play PvP roller-sports game Roller Champions. A recent worldwide reveal showed off a new cinematic trailer for the game, offered an extended look at gameplay, and featured a meaty behind-the-scenes look at it with the developers at Ubisoft Montreal. Check it all out below. Each match in Roller Champions will be ...read more

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Two Point Campus Trailer Details Spy School Course

Two Point Studios’ new management title Two Point Campus makes no bones about the utter ridiculousness of its courses. After Knighthood, Gastronomy and Wizardry, it’s now the spies’ turn to showcase their talents. Check out the latest trailer below which focuses on the Spy School course. Spy School, as you’d expect, is all about training agents using target practice, obstacle courses ...read more

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150 player battle royale game Off The Grid announced

Gunzilla Games have teamed up with movie director Neill Blomkamp to create the “next generation” of battle royale games, Off The Grid. The game has been written by Richard K. Morgan, who previously worked on Crysis and you may be wondering why a battle royale needs a writer. Here’s Blomkamp explaining the game:

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New Mario Strikers: Battle League Trailer Shows Off Gameplay

Nintendo has released a new trailer for the upcoming video game Mario Strikers: Battle League that offers the best look yet at gameplay footage from the Nintendo Switch title. Developed by Next Level Games, which is now a first-party studio after being acquired by Nintendo early last year, Mario Strikers: Battle League is set to release on June 10th. Similar to previous soccer-like Mario video ...read more

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Final Fantasy 16 Trailer Will Drop Soon Development is Almost Finished

It was close to two years ago that Square Enix officially announced Final Fantasy 16, but in the time between then and now, there have been next to no new updates on the game. The PS5-exclusive RPG’s developers have, to be fair, said on multiple occasions that they don’t want to show more of the game until it’s closer to launch- and it seems that time is finally approaching. In December ...read more

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Splatoon 3 Receives Brief New Details on Multiplayer Customization

Splatoon 3 is set to come out this September, and while it will, of course, have a single player campaign and feature the return of the co-op mode Salmon Run, the primary attraction of the experience will once again be its PvP multiplayer component. While beefier details on that front will arrive in due course, for now, Nintendo seems content to drop brief new details on it every chance it ...read more

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Vampire Survivors patch 0.5.2 adds a guitar-playing bat-man

The Vampire Survivors 0.5.2 patch notes are here, unassumedly promising new Arcana power-ups, items, weapons, and more for later this week – but the roguelike game‘s teaser trailer reveals a new playable secret character in the form of a guitar-shredding bat-man. According to developer Poncle, Vampire Survivors update 0.5.2 will hit this weekend on either May 7 or 8 and will bring with it ...read more

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