Microsoft is aware of unresponsiveness issues on new Xbox controllers

Some people are having issues with the newest version of the Xbox Wireless Controller that launched alongside the Xbox Series X/S, whereby button taps sometimes go unregistered, even on PC. The good news is, Microsoft has acknowledged the problem, and is working on a fix of some sort. Now for the bad news—it's an annoying issue, and there is no time frame for the fix, or what it will entail. ...read more

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Minecraft Bedrock Beta Adds New Caves & Cliffs Biomes

Minecraft’s Bedrock Edition got a new beta update this week to allow players to test out some of the features planned for the Caves & Cliffs update. Through this latest beta release, the mountainous biomes have been updated to be taller and therefore more perilous than ever before. Miniature biomes also exist within these mountainous regions to give players different experiences no matter how ...read more

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Bungie Says It's Expanding Destiny 2 Into Other Media

There's more Destiny 2 on the horizon, it seems. Bungie is making moves with its huge MMO game, and while we know Bungie intends to continue to support and expand Destiny 2 for at least another two years, the company also says it's looking for ways to expand Destiny 2 into other media. Bungie put out a press release discussing its plans for 2021, which include expanding its headquarters, ...read more

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Teardown adds Steam Workshop support

Teardown, one of the best games of 2020, now has Steam Workshop support for adding new levels and tools of destruction created by the player community. Teardown entered early access late last year, and I took delight in wreaking calculated havoc through its first stages. The only problem was that developer Tuxedo Labs included a relatively small number of maps in the initial version, which ...read more

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Among Us Adds New Quickchat Feature

Among Us developer InnerSloth released a new update this weekend that added a Quickchat feature to the game’s chat system. Through this Quickchat option, players who typically use the text chat in-game will be able to quickly select a couple of different chat commands while deliberating with other players, commands that are related to topics like “Accusation” and “Location.” InnerSloth ...read more

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Rainbow Six Quarantine Insider Reveals Biggest Leak Yet

Last month, a leaker revealed our first look at the gameplay of Rainbow Six Quarantine, Ubisoft's follow-up to Rainbow Six Siege. This month, the leaker followed this up with an information dump over on Reddit about the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC game and its current development state. Included in this information dump are our first details about the game's operators, maps, and ...read more

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Diablo 2: Resurrected Will Allow Save Transfers From the Original Game

If you’re someone who has continued to play Diablo II on a regular basis since it first released over twenty years ago, Blizzard Entertainment has you in mind when it comes to the new remaster arriving later this year. Specifically, Blizzard has announced that a new feature will be present in Diablo II: Resurrected that longtime fans will surely appreciate. In a statement given to IGN Middle ...read more

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Xbox Acquisition of Bethesda is Nearly Finished

We’ve heard for quite some time now that Microsoft’s acquisition of ZeniMax Media, which will bring Bethesda into the fold at Xbox Game Studios, has been slated to happen pretty soon. While an exact date for the deal to close has yet to come about, new information that has emerged now tells us that the acquisition could become official as soon as today. The United States Securities and ...read more

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Microsoft is aware of unresponsiveness issues on new Xbox controllers

Some people are having issues with the newest version of the Xbox Wireless Controller that launched alongside the Xbox Series X/S, whereby button taps sometimes go unregistered, even on PC. The good news is, Microsoft has acknowledged the problem, and is working on a fix of some sort. Now for the bad news—it's an annoying issue, and there is no time frame for the fix, or what it will entail. ...read more

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Bungie Says It's Expanding Destiny 2 Into Other Media

There's more Destiny 2 on the horizon, it seems. Bungie is making moves with its huge MMO game, and while we know Bungie intends to continue to support and expand Destiny 2 for at least another two years, the company also says it's looking for ways to expand Destiny 2 into other media. Bungie put out a press release discussing its plans for 2021, which include expanding its headquarters, ...read more

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Among Us Adds New Quickchat Feature

Among Us developer InnerSloth released a new update this weekend that added a Quickchat feature to the game’s chat system. Through this Quickchat option, players who typically use the text chat in-game will be able to quickly select a couple of different chat commands while deliberating with other players, commands that are related to topics like “Accusation” and “Location.” InnerSloth ...read more

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Rainbow Six Quarantine Insider Reveals Biggest Leak Yet

Last month, a leaker revealed our first look at the gameplay of Rainbow Six Quarantine, Ubisoft's follow-up to Rainbow Six Siege. This month, the leaker followed this up with an information dump over on Reddit about the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC game and its current development state. Included in this information dump are our first details about the game's operators, maps, and ...read more

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Xbox Acquisition of Bethesda is Nearly Finished

We’ve heard for quite some time now that Microsoft’s acquisition of ZeniMax Media, which will bring Bethesda into the fold at Xbox Game Studios, has been slated to happen pretty soon. While an exact date for the deal to close has yet to come about, new information that has emerged now tells us that the acquisition could become official as soon as today. The United States Securities and ...read more

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Rockstar owner argues players ‘are ready for $70 games’

The CEO of Take-Two has reiterated his view that the decision to charge $69.99 for the next-gen versions of NBA 2K21 was the correct one, because the public was “ready” for a price increase. Speaking during the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference this week (transcribed by VGC), Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick was asked for his views on the reaction to NBA 2K21’s price ...read more

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Black Ops Cold War Adds Dead Ops Arcade First-Person Mode

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has finally added Dead Ops Arcade: First Person to the game after previously having it announced in patch notes. You could previously use a power-up to enter first-person mode briefly, but this is the first time you can do so as an entirely separate mode. It adds a whole new spin on what is typically a retro-style arcade shooter. While the first-person mode ...read more

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Apex Legends will let you play solo with no-fill matchmaking

Apex Legends is built as a team game, and while various limited-time modes have offered different team sizes, there’s never been a permanent way to play solo. That’s finally changing with the Chaos Theory Collection Event update, which adds no-fill matchmaking to the game. You’ll still be playing in the standard team modes, but now you can go solo without getting matched into a ...read more

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Bungie Says It's Expanding Destiny 2 Into Other Media

There's more Destiny 2 on the horizon, it seems. Bungie is making moves with its huge MMO game, and while we know Bungie intends to continue to support and expand Destiny 2 for at least another two years, the company also says it's looking for ways to expand Destiny 2 into other media. Bungie put out a press release discussing its plans for 2021, which include expanding its headquarters, ...read more

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Rainbow Six Quarantine Insider Reveals Biggest Leak Yet

Last month, a leaker revealed our first look at the gameplay of Rainbow Six Quarantine, Ubisoft's follow-up to Rainbow Six Siege. This month, the leaker followed this up with an information dump over on Reddit about the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC game and its current development state. Included in this information dump are our first details about the game's operators, maps, and ...read more

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Rockstar owner argues players ‘are ready for $70 games’

The CEO of Take-Two has reiterated his view that the decision to charge $69.99 for the next-gen versions of NBA 2K21 was the correct one, because the public was “ready” for a price increase. Speaking during the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference this week (transcribed by VGC), Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick was asked for his views on the reaction to NBA 2K21’s price ...read more

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Black Ops Cold War Adds Dead Ops Arcade First-Person Mode

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has finally added Dead Ops Arcade: First Person to the game after previously having it announced in patch notes. You could previously use a power-up to enter first-person mode briefly, but this is the first time you can do so as an entirely separate mode. It adds a whole new spin on what is typically a retro-style arcade shooter. While the first-person mode ...read more

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Apex Legends will let you play solo with no-fill matchmaking

Apex Legends is built as a team game, and while various limited-time modes have offered different team sizes, there’s never been a permanent way to play solo. That’s finally changing with the Chaos Theory Collection Event update, which adds no-fill matchmaking to the game. You’ll still be playing in the standard team modes, but now you can go solo without getting matched into a ...read more

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Elden Ring Is Rumored to Feature MP That Is Similar to Dark Souls

This week has brought with it quite a lot of new rumors and details on Elden Ring, the upcoming action game by FromSoftware. While we have yet to see anything official from the studio or its accompanying publisher, Bandai Namco, leaked footage for the game actually came about to kick off this week. Now, to capitalize on that leak, some new bits of info have now emerged once again and may give us ...read more

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Death Stranding for PS5 Rumored to Be Announced Soon

We’ve heard rumors about Death Stranding releasing in a new iteration on PlayStation 5 for a few weeks now, but nothing up until this point has come about from Kojima Productions or Sony. Luckily, the rumors definitely aren’t dying down, and at this point, if they prove to be accurate, we should hear something relatively soon about this re-release. Recently mentioned in a thread over on ...read more

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UK Switch sales almost doubled PS5 and Xbox Series combined in 2020

Nintendo reportedly sold 1.5 million Switch consoles in the UK in 2020, which was almost double the total number of PS5 and Xbox Series X/S units sold last year. All three console makers enjoyed a stronger year in 2020 than they did in 2019, according to GfK sales data released by the Entertainment Retailers Association and republished by GamesIndustry.biz. Switch sales were up over 50% ...read more

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Among Us Adds New Quickchat Feature

Among Us developer InnerSloth released a new update this weekend that added a Quickchat feature to the game’s chat system. Through this Quickchat option, players who typically use the text chat in-game will be able to quickly select a couple of different chat commands while deliberating with other players, commands that are related to topics like “Accusation” and “Location.” InnerSloth ...read more

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Upgraded Nintendo Switch may see some exclusive games, leaker claims

The upgraded Nintendo Switch model highlighted in a recent hardware report may have exclusive games of its own, according to known ResetEra leaker Nate Drake. "There will be some select exclusives, especially from third-party partners," they said in response to speculation from other users. "May not be a big number of them, but I know of at least one." They didn't go into specifics, but the ...read more

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Florida’s Super Nintendo World has reportedly been delayed until 2025

Florida’s version of Super Nintendo World has reportedly been delayed until 2025, after construction was disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic. Work resumed this week on Universal Orlando’s Epic Universe, the site that will eventually be home to Florida’s Super Nintendo World, as well as an allegedly smaller version of Nintendo World planned for Hollywood, which is likely to open ...read more

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UK Switch sales almost doubled PS5 and Xbox Series combined in 2020

Nintendo reportedly sold 1.5 million Switch consoles in the UK in 2020, which was almost double the total number of PS5 and Xbox Series X/S units sold last year. All three console makers enjoyed a stronger year in 2020 than they did in 2019, according to GfK sales data released by the Entertainment Retailers Association and republished by GamesIndustry.biz. Switch sales were up over 50% ...read more

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Nintendo Wii U Gets First Update in Three Years

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

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Apex Legends Gets First Gameplay Trailer For Switch

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

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Mario Kart 9 Rumor Reveals Release Window

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

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New Nintendo DS Feature Discovered Years Later

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

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Microsoft is aware of unresponsiveness issues on new Xbox controllers

Some people are having issues with the newest version of the Xbox Wireless Controller that launched alongside the Xbox Series X/S, whereby button taps sometimes go unregistered, even on PC. The good news is, Microsoft has acknowledged the problem, and is working on a fix of some sort. Now for the bad news—it's an annoying issue, and there is no time frame for the fix, or what it will entail. ...read more

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Minecraft Bedrock Beta Adds New Caves & Cliffs Biomes

Minecraft’s Bedrock Edition got a new beta update this week to allow players to test out some of the features planned for the Caves & Cliffs update. Through this latest beta release, the mountainous biomes have been updated to be taller and therefore more perilous than ever before. Miniature biomes also exist within these mountainous regions to give players different experiences no matter how ...read more

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Bungie Says It's Expanding Destiny 2 Into Other Media

There's more Destiny 2 on the horizon, it seems. Bungie is making moves with its huge MMO game, and while we know Bungie intends to continue to support and expand Destiny 2 for at least another two years, the company also says it's looking for ways to expand Destiny 2 into other media. Bungie put out a press release discussing its plans for 2021, which include expanding its headquarters, ...read more

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Teardown adds Steam Workshop support

Teardown, one of the best games of 2020, now has Steam Workshop support for adding new levels and tools of destruction created by the player community. Teardown entered early access late last year, and I took delight in wreaking calculated havoc through its first stages. The only problem was that developer Tuxedo Labs included a relatively small number of maps in the initial version, which ...read more

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Among Us Adds New Quickchat Feature

Among Us developer InnerSloth released a new update this weekend that added a Quickchat feature to the game’s chat system. Through this Quickchat option, players who typically use the text chat in-game will be able to quickly select a couple of different chat commands while deliberating with other players, commands that are related to topics like “Accusation” and “Location.” InnerSloth ...read more

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Rainbow Six Quarantine Insider Reveals Biggest Leak Yet

Last month, a leaker revealed our first look at the gameplay of Rainbow Six Quarantine, Ubisoft's follow-up to Rainbow Six Siege. This month, the leaker followed this up with an information dump over on Reddit about the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC game and its current development state. Included in this information dump are our first details about the game's operators, maps, and ...read more

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Diablo 2: Resurrected Will Allow Save Transfers From the Original Game

If you’re someone who has continued to play Diablo II on a regular basis since it first released over twenty years ago, Blizzard Entertainment has you in mind when it comes to the new remaster arriving later this year. Specifically, Blizzard has announced that a new feature will be present in Diablo II: Resurrected that longtime fans will surely appreciate. In a statement given to IGN Middle ...read more

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Minecraft Dungeons is receiving its own arcade cabinet

Hardware set to launch later this year. Dungeon crawler Minecraft Dungeons is coming to its own arcade cabinet. In a post on the blocky blockbuster’s website, Mojang’s Per Landin said that the company had teamed up with Play Mechanix to create a cab for the game, resulting in the imaginatively-named Minecraft Dungeons Arcade. The release comes with nine levels, with players having three ...read more

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Epic Games vs. Apple Trial Date Set

The trial between Epic Games and Apple will start on May 3rd, 2021. According to MacRumors, the trial date was set by US District Court Northern California Judge Yvonne Gonzalez following a management conference. The trial follows a drawn-out battle between the two companies that's been going on since August. Epic Games had long decried Apple and Google's cut on in-app purchases as a form of ...read more

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Zynga snaps up Torchlight 3 developer Echtra Games

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

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

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

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

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

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Final Fantasy Battle Royale Game Announced

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

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

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

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Epic Games’ Fortnite Battle With Apple Blocked in the UK

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

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Metallica's BlizzCon Performance Ruined By Twitch

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

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Aliens: Fireteam gets a 25-minute gameplay reveal video

The first Aliens: Fireteam gameplay has been released. The 25-minute video below showcases an early mission played by Cold Iron Studios’ CEO Craig Zinkievich, its chief creative officer Matt Highison and IGN‘s Ryan McCaffrey. Announced on Tuesday, Aliens: Fireteam is a co-op third-person survival shooter set 23 years after the original Alien film trilogy.

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Apex Legends Gets First Gameplay Trailer For Switch

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

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Rust Console Edition teaser trailer released

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

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PlayStation welcomes Xbox players to MLB The Show 21

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

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Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remakes have been confirmed for Switch

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

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Pokémon Snap trailer shows off photo editing and Illumina orbs

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

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Mortal Kombat Reboot Trailer Breaks Red Band Record

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

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake is officially coming to PS5

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

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