Dare to be brave as the Path of Exile: Echoes of the Atlas expansion arrives on Xbox and PlayStation

It’s been a little while since free-to-play RPG Path of Exile received the Heist expansion, but now the most challenging major update to date has arrived. As of today, the Path of Exile: Echoes of the Atlas expansion on Xbox and PlayStation delivers new end-game content, more skills, a fresh challenge, an intriguing boss known …

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Another PS5 Scalper Group Brags About Getting 2,000 More Units To Oversell

Many Sony fans have been anxiously awaiting a chance to nab an elusive PlayStation 5 but low stock and scalpers have made that task exceedingly difficult. Instead of lying low and quietly having no scruples, one scalping group is publicly boasting about securing another 2,000 PS5 units during a recent GAME restock to flip for $1,000+.  …

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Two Point Hospital: JUMBO Edition coming to Nintendo Switch 5th March

Two Point Studios and SEGA have announced that Two Point Hospital: JUMBO Edition will finally be arriving on the Nintendo Switch system. Two Point Hospital: JUMBO Edition is set to arrive on 5th March for $39.99 and includes four downloadable content packs, two item packs, plus a new free update. Two Point Hospital: JUMBO Edition will include …

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PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox Series X/S Review

wireless controllers are the standard, there are two reasons to get a wired controller. At this point, most manufacturers spin it as a means to ensure a stable connection that minimizes input lag and lost inputs. But there’s another, more obvious reason – it’s cheaper. PowerA’s Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox Series X/S, the next-gen …

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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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Another Cyberpunk 2077 Lawsuit Filed by Investors Against CD Projekt RED

Another lawsuit related to Cyberpunk 2077 has been filed by investors against studio CD Projekt RED, claiming that the company misled investors about the state of the game on last-gen consoles. This second civil suit was announced in a regulatory announcement from CDPR to investors. It indicates that the content of this lawsuit is the …

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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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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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Soapbox: The NYT Thinks We’re Gaming Too Much, But It’s One Of The Only Things Keeping Me Sane

It’s that time of year again: a large publication has had decided that kids play too many games, and this time it’s a COVID-flavoured special, courtesy of the New York Times, designed to make parents feel guilty for letting their energy-filled children play video games after being cooped up all day doing online school. I …

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Daily Reaction: Let’s Talk About That New York Times Article About Increased Screen Time for Children

Ah, the good old wheel of video game discourse keeps on spinning. It seems we’ve landed back on the “too much screen time/video games/ internet is harmful to children” topic, with the ongoing pandemic leading to increases in screen time/video games/internet for children—and let’s be honest, increases for most people. The latest surge in the …

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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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TAURONOS Review

The ancient Greek myth of the Minotaur in the labyrinth is a classic tale of terror, awe, and a hero overcoming all the odds. In the old stories, the Minotaur is half-bull and half-man, imprisoned in a labyrinth on the island of Crete, and Theseus navigates the maze to kill the monster. It feels that …

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Bloober Team Debuts Live Action Trailer for The Medium

For the upcoming launch of its psychological horror title, The Medium, Bloober Team released a live-action trailer to give a glimpse of the mystery only a medium can solve. Produced in cooperation with award-winning VFX and animation studio Platige Image, with the talented Paweł Maślona as director as well as Academy Award nominee and BAFTA-winning …

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Acclaimed Puzzle Platformer The Pedestrian Headed to PS4 and PS5 Later This Month

Skookum Arts has announced that its beautiful 2.5D side scrolling puzzle platformer, The Pedestrian, will release on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on Friday, January 29th. The game first released on PC a year ago to positive critic and user reviews. Players will step into the shoes of a 2D character navigating signs in a …

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HITMAN 3 (cloud version) arrives on Nintendo Switch 20th January

IO Interactive has announced that HITMAN 3 will be arriving on the Nintendo Switch system on 20th January. It won’t be a traditional edition as instead it will be a cloud streaming version, which makes sense given its graphical prowess. Pricing for the game hasn’t been announced as of yet, but it will most likely …

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Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game sold over 25,000 copies on Switch in under 3 hours

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 17 January 2021 16:48 GMT Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition has been a very successful modern re-launch, according to Limited Run Games. Though the digital version of Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game was published by Ubisoft, it was Limited Run Games that oversaw the physical release of …

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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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Glitch’s Trip Review

Another tough-as-nails platformer has arrived on the Xbox One, and in Glitch’s Trip you play as the titular hero who sets out to stop his home planet of Verdo from being fully sapped of its energy and life-force in order to make Moon Juice. Set across four moons, Glitch must travel to each one to …

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Development Update: a Gameplay Teaser and a New Hero

Hi everyone! GSC Game World here. The debut S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 trailer at the Xbox Games Showcase was all about the atmosphere. We have made quite a bit of progress since July, and we decided to go forward, sharing an in-engine gameplay teaser. That seems like a neat way to kickstart a new year, right? Just …

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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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Community’s Paintball Episodes Have Been Turned Into A Free Online Game

Screenshot: Moto Studios / Kotaku I liked the first two seasons of Community. Then I liked the third season a bit less and then I just stopped watching. But those first seasons were good and I loved those paintball episodes a lot. And what do you know, some folks who are clearly streets ahead, created …

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STALKER 2 devs provide some background on in-engine gameplay teaser

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 16 January 2021 15:10 GMT GSC Gameworld has released some additional information on the STALKER 2 in-engine gameplay teaser it released a couple of weeks back. According to the developer, the character you will play in STALKER 2 is Skif, and his actions will shape the new chapter in the history …

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