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    Shenmue 3

    Friday, December 13, 2019

    The original Shenmue was unlike anything on the market when it first hit shelves in 2000. The game was in development for many years as Virtua Fighter RPG…

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    Afterparty

    Monday, December 2, 2019

    Afterparty is the latest game from Night School Studio, the developer behind Oxenfree and Mr. Robot (both unplayed by me). In it, you control Milo and Lola, two…

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    Red Dead Redemption 2 PC

    Monday, November 25, 2019

    The Good: Unbelievable graphics and voice work. Totally immersive wild west experience. The Bad: Some sections feel overly scripted, perhaps to a ridiculous level. Not buggy as hell,…

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    Need For Speed Heat

    Friday, November 8, 2019

    The last five years have been a bit rough for the Need For Speed franchise. 2013’s Rivals delivered a tremendous experience across all platforms, but the reboot a…

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    WWE 2K20

    Monday, October 28, 2019

    Last year’s WWE 2K19 provided some of the best wrestling action on the market. While the highly-maligned series has gotten a lot of flak over the years, the…

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Jan
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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Console and PC Post-Launch Content Plans

Capcom today released a roadmap for upcoming free Monster Hunter World: Iceborne post-launch content updates for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam. In addition, Capcom has also confirmed that the timing for subsequent major Iceborne content updates on PC and console will sync starting in April 2020.

Following the recent PC release of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, title updates for PC will begin in February. The free content will include monsters for players to conquer, expanded gameplay features, limited time events and more. The centerpiece of the first PC title update on February 6 is the Rajang, the fan-favorite monster that offers a challenge for even the most seasoned hunters. A new Volcanic Region will be added to the end-game Guiding Lands, and becomes accessible once players have started the special assignment quest to battle Rajang. Popular survival horror icons Leon, Claire and Tyrant also pay a visit to Iceborne for the limited time Raccoon City collaboration, where hunters can acquire materials to craft Leon α+ and Claire α+ full armor sets plus three Raccoon City themed pendants to spruce up their weapons. The first title update also brings the ability to visit other players’ rooms, and limited time quests that provide materials to forge the Hunter Weapon and Palico armor + weapon from the Iceborne Design Contest winners. Paid DLC options for room décor have also been added for those that wish to spruce up their place even more for guests.

On March 12, the second PC title update will star Stygian Zinogre, a more vicious subspecies of the Zinogre, that harnesses dragon elemental damage instead of lightning this time around. A new Tundra Region will expand the Guiding Lands further with a snowy landscape that’s home to monsters such as Barioth and Viper Tobi-Kadachi. As an added incentive, special materials exclusive to the Tundra Region can be used to further customize and upgrade weapons. Hardened PC hunters will also be able to attempt the challenging Safi’jiiva Siege to earn an arsenal of new Awakened weapons and craft powerful armor sets.

From February through March, console players receive new limited time event quests that increase the odds of encountering gold crown monsters, decorations, and Great Spiritvein Gems while maximizing their rank. A subsequent major title update brings two additional variant monsters to Iceborne, which will be available for console players in March and in April for PC. Later in April marks the beginning of major content updates for both PC and console being released on the same schedule. New Arch-Tempered and Master Rank versions of existing monsters will be available at the same time for both PC and console players, followed by the return of a fan-favorite monster in May. More synced updates and additional monsters will be available in June and beyond, with details coming at a later date.

Jan
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Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore is Out Now on Switch

The worlds of the Fire Emblem series and Atlus games have crossed paths again as Nintendo today announced that Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore is now available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

Jan
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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is Available Now

Bandai Namco today announced that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is now available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Based on the works of the Dragon Ball series creator, Akira Toriyama, the game recounts the adventures of the most powerful Saiyan to have ever lived – the legendary Goku.

Jan
16

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The Elder Scrolls Online Introduces Greymoor and New Year-Long Story

Today, in front of a live audience of ESO players and fans at the HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas and on Twitch, ZeniMax Online Studios took the wraps off their 2020 plans for the online RPG The Elder Scrolls Online. Here are the highlights:

  • 2020’s Chapter, Greymoor, is set to launch in May and June and brings new zones to ESO: Western Skyrim, the frozen homeland of the Nords, and the long-forgotten Blackreach cavern — expanded from what players originally explored in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim — to fight sinister monsters while unlocking the secret of the Dark Heart of Skyrim.
  • The Dark Heart of Skyrim is a year-long interconnected adventure spanning four updates in 2020: the prologue quest (free to all players) and Harrowstorm DLC dungeon pack, the Greymoor Chapter, the Q3 DLC dungeon pack, and the Q4 Story DLC. While this is one of The Elder Scrolls’ darkest stories yet, there are still heroes that spark hope: returning from the base game are Lyris Titanborn and House Ravenwatch who will take the fight to those that stalk the night.
  • The Greymoor Chapter brings new world events and gameplay systems. Group up with fellow players to quell the magical Harrowstorms terrorizing the land. Additionally, players will travel beyond Western Skyrim and across Tamriel to recover lost artifacts with the new Antiquities system; scry the location of ancient relics and excavate them to uncover Tamriel’s hidden history and unlock powerful rewards for all types of players.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor will release for PC on May 18, and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on June 2.

Jan
16

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Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed Until September 17th

CD Projekt Red today announced that Cyberpunk 2077 won’t make the April release window. A new launch date has been set for September 17th, 2020.

“We are currently at a stage where the game is complete and playable, but there’s still work to be done. Night City is massive – full of stories, content and places to visit, but due to the sheer scale and complexity of it all, we need more time to finish playtesting, fixing and polishing. We want Cyberpunk 2077 to be our crowning achievement for this generation and postponing launch will give us the precious months we need to make the game perfect.”

Jan
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Devil May Cry 3 for Switch to Include New Seamless Style Feature

In a developer message earlier this month, producer Matt Walker from the Capcom development team revealed that new features would be added for Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition on the Nintendo Switch. The first new feature for the upcoming version of the action game has been confirmed via part one of a special video message series. Fans will have the ability to seamlessly switch combat styles on the fly when the game launches on February 20. The newly confirmed seamless style switch option allows players to choose between the six combat styles in the game, four of which are available to start and two more which are unlocked as players progress.

Jan
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Metro Redux Coming to Switch on February 28th

Deep Silver and developer 4A Games today announced that Metro Redux will release on Nintendo Switch on February 28th. Metro Redux is the two-game collection including the definitive versions of both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light. Metro Redux contains all of Metro: Last Light’s single player DLC offering a further 10 hours of bonus content beyond the base game.

Jan
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Byleth From Fire Emblem Joins the Roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Byleth, the renowned mercenary and professor from the Fire Emblem series, is ready to teach Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players a lesson in battle. In a video released today, Masahiro Sakurai, the director of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, unveiled for the first time the battle-hardened Fire Emblem character in action, who will enter the arena on January 28 as the game’s newest fighter. Sakurai demonstrated Byleth’s unique ranged play style, and revealed the Garreg Mach Monastery stage and 11 new music tracks from the Fire Emblem series, all coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch later this month.

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The Surge 2’s The Kraken Expansion and Premium Edition Are Out Now

Deck13’s Action-RPG The Surge 2 receives the Kraken expansion today, which is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, and the all-encompassing Premium Edition.

Jan
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Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled’s Rustland Grand Prix Kicks Off Tomorrow

Rustland Grand Prix, the latest season for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, kicks off tomorrow, January 16th. Unlock new skins and karts to gear up for your rumble through a new post-apocalyptic track. Plus, fill your Nitro Gauge to earn a new character who’s fit for the setting. Lastly, fans might recognize Crash holding a special trophy this Grand Prix. In celebration of winning the Best Racing Game at the 2019 Game Awards, Crash is showing off his newly acquired hardware on the title screen in game.