Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Yakuza Remastered Collection, The Medium, and More

Remember so long ago, way back in December during The Game Awards when we gave you a preview of what games were coming soon? That soon is sooner now than it was then, and we have more games now than we had then, which means we have even more games coming soon now… make sense? …

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Hitman 3 Review

Hitman 3. While it doesn’t stray from the killer chord combination developer IO Interactive crafted for 2016’s Hitman – and continued to use in 2018’s Hitman 2 – it’s abundantly clear here that the studio has well and truly mastered its act.With some of the most surprising and imaginative levels in the series so far, …

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Balan Wonderworld demo launches on Nintendo Switch 28th January

Square Enix has confirmed this afternoon that a playable demo for Sonic the Hedgehog creators new project Balan Wonderworld will be released on the Nintendo Switch eShop next Thursday. The Balan Wonderworld demo features Acts 1 and 2 of Chapter 1, Act 1 of Chapter 4, and Act 1 of Chapter 6. The full game …

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Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey and other top Switch games are now $40

By James Pickard, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 16:52 GMT Both Best Buy and Amazon US are running a sale on a number of physical and digital Nintendo Switch games, including major releases such as Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and more. First up, at Best Buy, many physical copies …

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Balan Wonderworld Has A Big Demo Coming Later This Month

The more I see of Balan Wonderworld, the more intrigued and excited I get. Yuji Naka’s next big follow-up to the Sonic and Nights franchises looks to be a wacky and delightful platforming romp, especially if you’re a fan of the increasingly rare 3D platformer. Thankfully, we’ll have chance to see what the game is everything …

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Nintendo Switch Online Members Get Free Trial Of Dead Cells In Europe Next Week

There’s no denying Dead Cells’ success at this point. Having now sold over 3 million copies, we called Motion Twin’s action-platformer a “masterclass in excellent roguelike design” when it launched back in 2018, awarding it 9/10 stars. It’s seen significant post-launch support ever since and we’d absolutely recommend checking out this new free trial. Currently, …

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Exclusive: Hands-on with The Medium on Xbox Series X

One of the most-discussed titles we revealed in 2020 was The Medium, a psychological horror game developed by Polish developer Bloober Team, coming exclusively to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox Game Pass. Bloober Team has made its name with well-received and envelope-pushing horror games, including Observer, Layers of Fear, and Blair Witch. Each of these …

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Japan: Nintendo creates Twitter account to deliver corporate and Investor Relations news

Nintendo Co., Ltd. has announced today that they have created a brand new Twitter account thats sole purpose is to disclose corporate and Investor Relations news. The company will also share financial announcements and other corporate-focused information using the account. You can follow the new account here, The next Nintendo financial earnings release is due …

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Cyberpunk 2077’s Late Development, “Fake Demo,” And More Details Revealed As CDPR Responds

Cyberpunk 2077 was one of the most anticipated games of the generation and a large part of that was due to the reputation CD Projekt Red had with gamers and the excitement to experience something new from The Witcher studio. Despite that excitement, reports pre-launch painted a dire picture about what development was like for the …

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EA Initially Didn’t Think A Way Out Would Sell, but It Has Sold Almost 3.5 Million Copies

Hazelight Studios’ co-op action adventure, A Way Out, was picked up by Electronic Arts as part of its EA Originals program, which funds small indie titles. However, the publishing giant was a little skeptical about the title, only to end up selling nearly 3.5 million copies of it. That’s according to the game’s director and …

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Cyberpunk 2077 staff didn’t think game should ship in 2020, the 2018 demo was ‘entirely fake’ and more – report

A new report has given us a deeper insight into the development and launch of Cyberpunk 2077, with comments from the studio challenging the contentious write-up after its publication. According to Bloomberg, Cyberpunk 2077’s development was even more troubled than the studio let on – even in spite of the months of delays the game …

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Japan: Nintendo Switch accounted for 87% of consoles sold in 2020

If you follow the Japanese sales charts which are published each Thursday then you will be aware that the Nintendo Switch is by far the dominant console in Japan. Games Industry is reporting that Nintendo Switch devices accounted for 87% of all consoles sold last year in the land of the rising sun. The standard Nintendo …

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Dwarf Fortress’s new UI looks so beautiful I could cry, despite still looking like this

If you’ve not played Dwarf Fortress, the staggeringly detailed fantasy world simulator, you can’t fully comprehend what a nightmare it is to play. It’s not the ASCII gaphics that bamboozle you, it’s the menus, which hide information and common actions across umpteen different enormous menus, each of which must be accessed with a different button …

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Tales From the Borderlands Rated for PS5 and Xbox Series X

The Pan European Game Information (PEGI) website seems to have outed Tales From the Borderlands for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. As spotted by Gematsu, the episodic series was rated for current-gen consoles and PC in December, but went unnoticed until now. The listing lends some credence to a March 2020 rumor of …

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Daily Reaction: Destiny 2 Needs to Use New Content to Recontextualize the Old, Not Loot Reissues

I still love Destiny 2, a lot. I’ve put 3000 hours into the game, and it will continue to hold a reserved spot on my exceptionally limited PS5 SSD. I love Beyond Light, and I am eagerly looking forward to the new content and Seasons to come. I’ll still play regularly, still work to knock …

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Resident Evil Village Gameplay to Debut on January 21 During Resident Evil Showcase

After a couple months of radio silence, we’re finally set to learn more about the next Resident Evil. Resident Evil Village gameplay is scheduled to be shown at the Resident Evil Showcase on January 21st, which will include a tour of the titular village, a brand new trailer, and additional Resident Evil news alongside the …

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Sonic the Hedgehog dashes into Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 today in a free update

Keep the Puyo-popping and Tetrimino-clearing party going this New Year with the launch of a free new update for Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, available starting today for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4!  This is the first in a series of updates for the game and includes an all-new online mode, along with the addition of …

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Live-Action The Medium Cinematic Trailer Is A Tantalizing Teaser Of The Horror To Come

Bloober Team knows a thing or two about weaving an incredible horror tale, and that streak continues with the upcoming psychological thriller, The Medium. To celebrate the upcoming launch of this titillating horror adventure, the studio behind the title just revealed a new live-action trailer that offers an eerie new look at the mystery behind it …

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Bethesda Delays Elder Scrolls Online Reveal To Get Out Of The Way Of Presidential Inauguration

Screenshot: Bethesda The US Capitol was attacked and overrun by a right-wing and neo-confederate mob last week, and according to the FBI, groups loyal to President Trump are threatening to try to do it again during next week’s inauguration where President-Elect Joe Biden will be sworn in. Nerves are frayed, people are on edge, and …

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EA Will Continue to Develop Star Wars Games as the Franchise License Expands

For nearly 10 years, EA has held exclusivity on rights to develop Star Wars games, a deal that many have felt limited the number and kinds of releases that could utilize the license. While the publisher has had a few major successes in the realm, most notably with the recent Jedi: Fallen Order and Squadrons …

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Housemarque Wants PS5 Exclusive Returnal to Offer ‘Unlimited Replay Value’

Developer Housemarque has said that it wants its upcoming PlayStation 5 exclusive, Returnal, to offer players “unlimited replay value.” In an interview with GamesRadar, game director Harry Krueger said that Housemarque has a “core arcade philosophy” in that it “relentlessly” tries to create unlimited replay value. “Returnal is no exception in that regard, and our central …

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Experience the Next Chapter of Zombies Through Black Ops Cold War Zombies Free Access Week

After uncovering secrets about the Dark Aether, Requiem is calling on all reinforcements to investigate anomalies related to this mysterious power source. Get ready to gear up for a full week of zombie-slaying action when Treyarch’s legendary Zombies mode will be free to access for Xbox Live Gold members to play during the Zombies Free …

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Trails Of Cold Steel IV Coming To Nintendo Switch This April

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV has been available on PlayStation since last October, but now it’s coming to the Nintendo Switch! That’s right, you can take all of your favorite heroes on the go this April. NIS America revealed the new platform launch date today with a tweet and a trailer. …

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How stunning visual effects bring Ghost of Tsushima to life

The island of Tsushima is a beautiful place to explore, made of many tiny details lovingly crafted by our team. It’s also considerably different from our last game, Infamous: Second Son, which was full of superpowered visual effects. I’m Matt Vainio, lead visual effects artist at Sucker Punch. I like to describe my job as …

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New Rogue Company, Smite, and Paladins Seasons Revealed at Hi-Rez Showcase

New seasons await players of Rogue Company, Smite, and Paladins — and Hi-Rez Studios unveiled all the epic details at our annual keynote last week. Want to learn more about the new rogue Kestrel, a new Babylonian Conquest map and gods, or the world-devouring worm champion Yagorath? Read on for all the details. Next month, …

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Black Ops Cold War Zombies is Getting a Full Free Week of Access for Anyone to Try

Zombies modes have been a Call of Duty staple since Treyarch introduced the mode to World at War 10 years ago. Activision and Treyarch are giving everyone a chance to experience the ongoing madness with a full free week of access for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s various Zombies modes and maps. Running …

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Stealth-action RPG Disjunction comes to PS4 on January 28

Hi everyone! Happy new year and welcome to 2048… Erm, sorry, I mean 2021! I’m super excited to be here to give you a very special update on our upcoming cyberpunk stealth-action RPG Disjunction: a release date. I’m thrilled to say that Disjunction will be releasing on PlayStation 4 on January 28, and will be …

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