Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 1.7.0 Is Now Live

Nintendo’s next free update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons has now been released. As previously detailed, it includes the Festivale Event, New Reactions, New Clothing and Seasonal Items. Here’s the full rundown, and when the patch notes are live we’ll share them in this same post. Festivale Event – Feel the heat with the colorful …

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Free FUSER Demo Lets You Try Out the Innovative Music Mixing Rhythm Game for Yourself, Update 1.3 Coming Soon

Harmonix’s latest rhythm game, the music-mixing phenomenon FUSER, now has a demo so you can try mixing tracks for yourself, dropping discs to the beat and creating unique sounding mixes that make you feel like a true DJ. Available today on PS4 (and PS5 via backwards compatibility), Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC via Steam, the …

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Scavengers Studio Suspends Creative Director In Response To Abuse Allegations

Scavengers Studio has issued a response to allegations that went public earlier this week, citing a predatory and toxic work involvement centering around creative director Simon Darveau and his then-romantic partner CEO Amélie Lamarche.  The original report by GameIndustry.biz detailed a dark side of the company (substantiated by conversations with nine current and former employees of Scavengers Studio), with many …

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Roller Champions Gets Closed Beta Next Month, but Only in Europe

Ubisoft has announced a closed beta for Roller Champions on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC beginning on February 17. The catch is it will only be available to players within certain European countries. At least it’s no longer PC exclusive as was first planned when the closed alpha was announced last year. The game …

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Persona 5 Strikers – The Phantom Thieves Strike Back Trailer

Persona 5 Strikers from Atlus is due to release on the Nintendo Switch on Tuesday 23rd February and there’s a fresh new trailer to feast your eyes on. The trailer is titled ‘The Phantom Thieves Strike Back’ and it showcases each of the character’s unique abilities and playstyles. If you want to see some more …

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Check out the Monster Hunter Rise-themed Switch coming to Europe and Japan

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 20:50 GMT Nintendo has announced a Monster Hunter Rise-themed Switch console for Europe and Japan. The Switch console design is based on Capcom’s upcoming Monster Hunter Rise and the offering will be available in Europe and Japan on March 26. It’s a bundle, so it also comes with a …

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Tencent acquires minority stake in Life Is Strange developers Dontnod

Tencent’s desire to throw cash at game development studios continues. The media conglomerate has now made an investment in Dontnod Entertainment of Life Is Strange and Tell Me Why fame. It’s a minority stake, not an acquisition, but represents another developer that Tencent are linking themselves to this year.

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Immortals Fenyx Rising’s first DLC arrives tomorrow

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 18:16 GMT Immortals Fenyx Rising’s first DLC, A New God, releases tomorrow, January 28. A New God will task Immortals Fenyx Rising players with overcoming the Trials of the Olympians in order to take their rightful place as part of the Greek pantheon. The DLC will allow players …

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Balan Wonderworld and the creation of its positivity-powered costumes

Hello everyone and thank you for visiting this blog. We are excited for the upcoming release of the Balan Wonderworld demo on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 tomorrow, January 28. This is Naoto Ohshima from Arzest, and I worked on development and production of Balan Wonderworld. I was involved at many different stages, from the …

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Roller Champions Closed Beta is coming to PS4 on February 17 in select European countries

Greetings Champions! We are excited to announce that Roller Champions, an upcoming free-to-play title from Ubisoft Montreal, will be coming to PS4 starting with its European* Closed Beta from February 17 6pm CET to March 1 10pm CET. Visit our website to sign up for a chance to participate! *More specifically, the Closed Beta will …

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The Dawn of Babylon is here in Smite Season 8

Announced during the Hi-Rez Showcase, Season 8 brings a larger, more strategic map for Smite’s core Conquest mode. The new map is resplendent in Babylonaian architecture — the work of Tiamat reshaping the world. And it features new gameplay mechanics, like base gates and scorpion monsters. Best of all: For the first time ever, this …

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Destruction AllStars, Control: Ultimate Edition and Concrete Genie are your PlayStation Plus games for February

Next month’s PlayStation Plus lineup is all about creativity. Dazzle the crowds with creative chaos as you run, ram, and slam in the vehicular combat of Destruction AllStars, showcase your artistic side with some magical portraiture in Concrete Genie and get inventive with supernatural abilities in order to save your skin in Control. Destruction AllStars …

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The Last of Us II and Ghost of Tsushima Lead Nominations for 24th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards

Sony Interactive Entertainment’s The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima lead the nominations for the 24th annual D.I.C.E awards, as revealed by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. The Last of Us II has been nominated for 11 awards, followed by Ghost of Tsushima with 10 nominations. Supergiant Games’ Hades has …

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Factor 5 Boss Muses On The Possibility Of A Mario Maker-Style 2D Turrican

© Factor 5 Factor 5 studio founder Julian Eggebrecht has been musing over the future of the Turrican series and thinks that a Mario Maker-style approach might be the way forward for new 2D entries in the franchise. Turrican began life on personal computers before moving over to consoles like the SNES and Mega Drive, …

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Mobile RTX 3070 Reviews Show Performance Variations in Gaming

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. If you’re shopping for a gaming laptop, it’s important to check reviews before you buy. We’ve discussed this issue before in a CPU context, but it’s just as important in GPUs. A recent set of reviews from our sister site …

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The 2020 GT World Challenge Pack DLC arrives for Assetto Corsa Competizione on Xbox One

With the seventh season of the GT World Challenge Europe all done and dusted at the back end of 2020, developers KUNOS Simulazioni are bringing Assetto Corsa Competizione up to speed with the latest DLC. The 2020 GT World Challenge Pack DLC is here to add new cars, tons of liveries, an extra track, and …

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The Lord of the Rings: Gollum has been delayed to 2022

A couple of years ago, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum had been announced. Since then, the game has been confirmed to be releasing on the PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. Well, an official update on the game’s future, provided today, still lists all those platforms. However, …

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Balan Wonderworld Demo Preview – Dress for Success (PS5)

Balan Wonderworld has been front and center on my Must Play Games in 2021 list. That initial announcement trailer from Square Enix just five months back sold me instantly with its vibrant aesthetic and kawaii as hell art direction. A demo of Balan Wonderworld is out tomorrow on the PlayStation Store, giving players a chance …

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The Lords of the West Have Arrived in Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, Available Now

Summary The Lords of the West DLC is available now on the Microsoft Store and Steam Includes two new civilizations in three new fully-voiced campaigns and 16 new achievements Xbox Game Pass members can use their member discount to save 10% A new year is upon us and what better way to celebrate than by …

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Monster Hunter Rise Is Getting Its Very Own Pro Controller For Nintendo Switch

Nintendo, as you might have heard, has announced a special edition Monster Hunter Rise Switch bundle. If you would be more interested in a standalone controller, you’re in luck. Alongside this new themed console, it’s also revealed a brand new Pro Controller. Like the Switch, it’s got Monster Hunter Rise decals all over it. The …

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Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy Review – Easy Alchemy (PS5)

The first Atelier Ryza served as a softer introduction to the Atelier RPG series, boasting some serious eye candy in character design, accessible combat, and light story. A little over a year later, the sequel has already landed on our desks. Read our Atelier Ryza 2 PS5 review to see if this sequel is a …

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Oblivion Is The Next Step To Adding Romance In-Game, Confirms Bethesda

Bethesda Softworks just revealed an in-depth first look at Oblivion, the next expansion to hit The Elder Scrolls Online. A year-long event will take players to places they have never been before, but denizens of Tamriel have more to look forward to than new locations and the return of Mehrunes Dagon; the introduction of companions is …

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Delve into the Gates of Oblivion – The Elder Scrolls Online’s new year-long saga

Join almost 18 million fellow adventurers in discovering a new zone and story in The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood, arriving on PlayStation 4 June 8 and now available for pre-order. A diverse region that is home to both ambitious Imperials and the stalwart Argonians, in Blackwood, you will investigate a dark conspiracy that threatens this …

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Elder Scrolls Online: Oblivion Brings With It New Areas, Companions, And More With Blackwood

A new expansion is on the horizon for Elder Scrolls Online players, taking them back to the world of Oblivion with the return of the Daedric prince Mehrunes Dagon. The upcoming expansion is set 800 years before the events of the single-player Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion experience, setting up an incredible backstory to add to the phenomenal …

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Sea Of Thieves Season One Kicks Off This Week

Rare announced seasonal progression was coming to Sea of Thieves during a big December update, and now we’re on the cusp of it kicking off. Season One sets sail on January 28, and for the next three months, players can engage in new activities to earn exclusive rewards, both free and paid. Rare also released a helpful primer video detailing exactly …

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Loot Hero DX Review

Sometimes the simple things in life work – like Nutella on toast or a ham sandwich. Games sometimes don’t need to be complicated 100-hour RPGs with an in-depth conversation system, ornate in-world design and endless side quests. They can sometimes take the form of endless runners or simple chess exercises with slight twists. In some …

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Project 007 May Become a Trilogy, IO Interactive Expanding Their Studios

Much to everyone’s surprise earlier this year, IO Interactive revealed they’d been granted the James Bond video game license and were planning to make a new title, temporarily titled Project 007. In an interview with Danish site DR, IO Interactive’s director Hakan Abrak revealed there’s the potential for the game to be turned into a …

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