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    Battlefield 2042

    Thursday, December 2, 2021

    The Good: Video engine looks very nice. Lots of stuff can be destroyed. Hazard Zone is interesting. Portal is zany fun. 64v64 chaos. The Bad: 64v64 chaos. Classes…

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    Age of Empires IV

    Sunday, November 21, 2021

    The Good: Gobs of Triple-A polish. Videos, graphics, music, voice work – all first rate. Big single player campaign. The Bad: Iffy pathing. Have AIs really gotten no…

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    Forza Horizon 5

    Monday, November 15, 2021

    It’s taken three years, but the fifth entry in the Forza Horizon series is here and offers up its grandest spectacle yet. Since 2012, this offshoot of the…

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    Riders Republic

    Thursday, November 4, 2021

    Ubisoft’s ability to create racing experiences that cover a variety of genres is something that started with The Crew and was almost mastered with The Crew 2 –…

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    Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

    Thursday, October 28, 2021

    Last year’s Marvel’s Avengers was a well-crafted game – but one of the most divisive of the modern era as well. Those expecting an epic tale were left…

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21

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Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection – Launch Trailer

Featuring remastered versions of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy for the PlayStation 5, Naughty Dog today shared the launch trailer for Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection ahead of its release on January 28th.

Jan
20

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Meet the Cast of Horizon Forbidden West

In a new behind the scenes video, Guerilla Games sits down with Horizon Forbidden West’s talented cast, featuring Ashly Burch as Aloy, Lance Reddick as Sylens, John MacMillan as Aloy’s friend, Varl, and John Hopkins as the affable Oseram warrior, Erend. And get a sneak peek at two of the new characters in Horizon Forbidden West’s expanding cast: Noshir Dalal as the Tenakth warrior Kotallo and Carrie-Anne Moss as the mysterious and secretive Tilda. Horizon Forbidden West will be available on February 18th for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.

Jan
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Rainbow Six Extraction is Now Available

Today, Ubisoft announced that Rainbow Six Extraction is now available with full cross-play, cross-save, and cross-progression on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Stadia, Amazon Luna, the Ubisoft Store, PC, and the Epic Games Store. The game will be available day one with Xbox Game Pass, and players can also subscribe to Ubisoft+ on PC, Stadia and Amazon Luna.

With development led by Ubisoft Montreal and supported by associate Ubisoft studios in Bucharest, Bordeaux, and Saguenay, Rainbow Six Extraction is a tactical online co-op PVE experience for up to three players, featuring Operators from the Rainbow Six universe hand-selected to engage, contain, and eliminate a lethal, mutating alien threat.

Jan
20

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WWE 2K22 “Hits Different” with Cover Superstar Rey Mysterio

2K today announced the full set of features for WWE 2K22, featuring Rey Mysterio on the cover in celebration of his 20th anniversary as a WWE Superstar. WWE 2K22 is scheduled for release on March 11th and is available for pre-order today.

From the redesigned gameplay engine to new controls and upgraded visuals, WWE 2K22 is set to look, feel, play, and “Hit Different.” Popular game modes including the returning 2K Showcase – starring Rey Mysterio – incorporate new features and updates, allowing players to relive the iconic moments behind Mysterio’s most famous matches. In MyRISE, players chart their own paths to superstardom. With Universe Mode and the upgraded Creation Suite, WWE 2K22 offers players the ability to fully customize their WWE experience down to the smallest details. From taking control over brands, premium live events, match results, rivalries, and more – or creating custom Superstar personas, arenas, and championships – players can share all their creations with the global WWE 2K22 community with first-time-ever, cross-platform sharing.

In addition, WWE 2K22 will introduce new modes to the WWE 2K experience: MyGM and MyFACTION. In MyGM, players step into the role of a WWE General Manager and call the shots on their way to building the biggest brand in the WWE Universe. From drafting a roster of WWE Superstars and Legends to developing rivalries and championship showdowns, players will get the chance to take the reins and prove themselves on sports entertainment’s biggest stages. With the franchise-first MyFACTION mode, players can collect and manage their dream faction with weekly events and regular updates.

WWE 2K22 features four editions of the game: Standard Edition, Cross-Gen Digital Bundle, Deluxe Edition, and – in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the New World Order faction – nWo 4-Life Digital Edition:

  • The Standard Edition will be available for $59.99 USD on previous-gen platforms and for $69.99 on current-gen consoles in both physical and digital formats;
  • The Cross-Gen Bundle will be available for $79.99 and includes the digital Standard Edition and the Starrcade ’96 Rey Mysterio Pack across previous and current-gen within the same PlayStation and Xbox consoles;
  • The Deluxe Edition will be available for $99.99 for consoles in both physical and digital formats, and on PC in digital format. The Deluxe Edition includes the Standard Edition plus the Undertaker Immortal Pack; a Season Pass to all five post-launch DLC content packs; the MyRISE Mega-Boost and SuperCharger packs; limited edition WWE SuperCard content (included in-box for physical copies only). The Deluxe Edition will be available from March 8th – three days early. Players who purchase the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S edition will also receive the Starrcade ’96 Rey Mysterio Pack;
  • The nWo 4-Life Digital Edition will be available for $119.99 for all platforms. In addition to the Standard Edition, and all bonus content included in the Deluxe Edition, the nWo 4-Life Edition comes with MyFACTION EVO Cards and alternate nWo attires for Hollywood Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and Syxx plus a playable Eric Bischoff character, WCW Souled Out 1997 and WCW Bash at the Beach 1996 arenas, and the nWo Wolfpac Championship. The nWo 4-Life Edition will also be available from March 8th – three days early.
  • Pre-Order Bonuses: Players who pre-order the Standard Edition and Cross-Gen Digital Bundle will also receive the Undertaker Immortal Pack, which includes three additional Undertaker personas, MyFACTION EVO cards for Undertaker, plus MyFACTION Perks and Bonuses, including an Undertaker MyFACTION Logo Card, Undertaker MyFACTION Wallpaper Card, and Undertaker MyFACTION Nameplate Card. This pack is also included in the Deluxe Edition and nWo 4-Life Edition at launch.

Jan
20

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LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Coming April 5th

Lucasfilm Games announced today that LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will arrive April 5th. The news was accompanied by the debut of an extensive new trailer featuring the biggest look yet at the gameplay, worlds, and humor of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.

Jan
19

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Horizon Forbidden West – Story Trailer

Guerilla Games today debuted a new story trailer, which offers a peek at what lies in store for Aloy and her friends as they venture into the Forbidden West. Horizon Forbidden West will be available on February 18th for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.

Jan
18

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Microsoft to Acquire Activision Blizzard

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Today, Microsoft announced plans to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. When the transaction closes, Microsoft will become the world’s third-largest gaming company by revenue, behind Tencent and Sony.

The planned acquisition includes iconic franchises from the Activision, Blizzard and King studios like “Warcraft,” “Diablo,” “Overwatch,” “Call of Duty” and “Candy Crush,” in addition to global eSports activities through Major League Gaming. Bobby Kotick will continue to serve as CEO of Activision Blizzard and once the deal closes, the Activision Blizzard business will report to Phil Spencer, CEO, Microsoft Gaming.

The acquisition also bolsters Microsoft’s Game Pass portfolio with plans to launch Activision Blizzard games into Game Pass, which has reached a new milestone of over 25 million subscribers. Upon close, Microsoft will have 30 internal game development studios.

Jan
18

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Dying Light 2 Parkour Explained

Today, Techland released the latest Dying 2 Know More video, diving deeper into one of the core game mechanics of Dying Light 2 Stay Human — parkour. In this interview with Lead Game Designer Tymon Smektała, viewers learn more about the parkour mechanics, in-game gravity, how to make a game close to reality, and why this realism is important for the player experience.

Dying Light 2 Stay Human launches on February 4th on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch (Cloud Version).

Jan
14

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‘The Settlers’ Returns to PC on March 17th

Ubisoft has announced that The Settlers is coming to PC on March 17th, rebooting the long-running real-time strategy franchise in which players explore new lands, build cities, and train an army, all while managing a growing medieval economy that lets you watch your individual citizens at work. A closed beta is planned from January 20-24; to sign up, visit thesettlers.com.

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13

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Dying Light 2: Launch Trailer, 4-Player Co-Op, Console Comparisons

Today’s final episode of Dying 2 Know, the behind-the-scenes web series diving deep into the world of Dying Light 2 Stay Human, was devoted to Techland’s fans, offering answers and video presentations for the long-awaited topics of 4-player co-op and cross-gen console comparisons of performance and visuals.

Dying Light 2 Stay Human launches on February 4th on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch (Cloud Version).