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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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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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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Kevin Hart signs on to play Roland in Borderlands movie

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 20:53 GMT Actor and comedian Kevin Hart has signed on to play Roland in the Borderlands movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hart has signed a deal to be in the Borderlands movie, a deal which has been in negotiations since December to play Roland. Eli Roth is …

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2021 DICE Awards: Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us: Part 2 lead with the most nominations

The 24th annual DICE Awards takes place on April 8 with Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us: Part 2 two of the most nominated games for the awards. Other games with multiple nods for the 2021 DICE Awards include Ghost of Tsushima, Hades, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, and Spider-Man: Miles …

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Video: Annie Murphy stars in ‘The *Perfect* Rainy Day with Nintendo Switch’ ad

Nintendo has once again called upon a well-known actress to promote its popular hybrid console with Annie Murphy being the latest celebrity to star in an advert for the system. Annie Murphy is best known for her role as Alexis Rose in Schitt’s Creek and the latest ad from Nintendo shows Murphy enjoying some games …

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s New Projects Will Have a Heavy Focus on Live Service

Live service games and live service elements within games are becoming more popular and Warner Bros. seems to be jumping on the bandwagon. In a job listing, as spotted by Twitter user @MauroNL3, the publisher describes how a variety of new projects will have a “heavy focus on live service”. In the job listing for …

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Oneiros Review

First-person puzzlers have had a lot to live up to since The Witness wowed us with a unique and thoroughly enjoyable experience. That’s possibly why Oneiros arrives on Xbox with a lot of additional strings to its proverbial bow, instead of just being a pure puzzler. It professes to be a narrative-driven, surreal adventure as …

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Doom Eternal VR may have been revealed by Australian ratings board

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 25 January 2021 18:00 GMT The Australian game classification board has provided a rating for a game that may well end up being Doom Eternal VR. Doom Eternal may finally be out on the Switch, but now it looks like iD Software and Bethesda could be targeting yet another platform for …

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Sony Executive Behind Services Like PS Plus Leaving SIE for Another Role Within the Company

Sony veteran Tsuyoshi Kodera is leaving his position as Deputy President at Sony Interactive Entertainment for a different role within the corporation. According to a press release spotted by Video Games Chronicle, effective April 1st, Kodera will be Officer in charge of Digital Transformation Strategy, Information Systems, and Information Security. He will report to Hiroki Totoki, Executive Deputy …

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Someone has completed Hitman 3’s Dubai level in 9 seconds

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 24 January 2021 15:54 GMT Hitman 3 only came out this week, and already we’re seeing players absolutely smash the completion time of its first level. If you’ve looked at the leaderboards since the game officially came out, you’ll know that some enterprising players are already smashing the six levels in …

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Hyposphere: Rebirth Review

The Hyposphere series is no stranger to Xbox consoles as earlier iterations have released through the Xbox Creators Collection; through this route to the Xbox Store, games are not allowed achievements and online multiplayer. Hyposphere: Rebirth is the first in the series to have a ‘full’ release on Xbox consoles, and it more than makes …

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Microsoft Cancels Xbox Live Price Hike, “Today We Missed The Mark”

On Friday, January 22, Microsoft announced a steep price increase for its Xbox Live membership service, a service that online play is reliant upon as well as the other freebie perks that the subscription allows. The announcement was immediately met with backlash from the community, both industry and consumer side, en masse and it was …

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Spelunky 2 mod Overlunky lets you zoom out and blow up every level

I’ve exhausted Spelunky 2 of everything it can give me (because I’ve no interest in pursuing its remaining secret endings). I’ve therefore turned to mods to help extend the experience. There’s not much available so far, but there is Overlunky, a mod framework that lets you teleport to any level, spawn items including explosions, and …

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System Shock remake pre-orders go live on PC next month, final demo coming

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 23 January 2021 17:33 GMT Pre-orders for the System Shock remake on PC will open around the end of February. You will be able to pre-order System Shock remake through Steam, GOG, and the Epic Game Store. This will be accompanied by a final demo which will include the medical level, …

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Intel, Nvidia Deny Blocking AMD From High-End Mobile Gaming

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. There’s a rumor going around that Intel and Nvidia have conspired to block AMD’s Ryzen Mobile 4000 series from high-end gaming laptops. This information has supposedly been provided by an unnamed OEM, and claims that a secret agreement between Intel …

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Capcom rebooting Resident Evil 4 remake, project pushed to 2023 – report

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 22 January 2021 18:01 GMT A new report states that studio M-Two, which contributed to Resident Evil 3 Remake, is no longer in charge of the Resident Evil 4 remake, and that the game may be pushed into 2023. According to a report on VGC, some disagreements between Capcom and M-Two …

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Resident Evil-inspired outfits coming to The Division 2

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 21 January 2021 22:34 GMT A Resident Evil and Division 2 tie-in is coming. Soon, The Division 2 players will be able to dress up in Resident Evil-inspired outfits. For a limited time, The Division 2 will be hosting a cross-over event where you’ll be able to collect iconic Resident Evil …

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Iconic Movie Monster The Predator Joins The Cast Of Fortnite

Fortnite’s latest crossover features the cinematic monster Predator, it has been revealed. The alien hunter can be unlocked as part of the Chapter 2 Season 5 Battle Pass. By completing special Jungle Quests, players can unlock the Predator Outfit with built-in Bio-helmet Online Emote, as well as a unique Heat Vision Hunter Spray, Banner, and …

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Streets of Rage 4 dev reveals stunning Mark of the Wolves concept footage

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 20:23 GMT Nothing is in development though. Developer Lizardcube has shared what a sequel to Garou: Mark of the Wolves could look like. As spotted by Kotaku, the Streets of Rage 4 studio shared a video on Twitter showing some concept art created by artists Ben Fiquet and …

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Predator joins Fortnite with the Season 5 Battle Pass

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:44 GMT Predator is now ready to be unlocked as a Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 Battle Pass outfit. Completing the Jungle Hunter Quests in Fortnite, players can unlock the Predator Outfit with built-in Bio-helmet Online Emote, as well as a unique Heat Vision Hunter Spray, Banner, and …

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