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25

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King’s Bounty II is Now Available

1C Entertainment and Prime Matter today announced that the turn-based tactical RPG King’s Bounty II is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Aug
25

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Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 Takes Aim on PlayStation 5

CI Games today announced that Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 is now available for the PlayStation 5. The PS5 “Elite Edition” includes several upgrades, including 4k resolution and enhanced visuals and textures, lightning-fast SSD loading times, adaptive triggers and haptic feedback to ensure players feel every bullet.

Aug
25

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Title Update 5.5 For Watch Dogs: Legion Now Available

Today, Ubisoft announced that Title Update 5.5 is now available in Watch Dogs: Legion. Title Update 5.5 welcomes Assassin’s Creed to Watch Dogs: Legions with two free story missions – “Enter the Assassins” and “The New Creed” – and two free world missions – “Templar Hunt” and “Artifact Hunt.” Players who have the Season Pass will be able to play as Darcy, a member of the Assassin Order from Assassin’s Creed, in both single-player and online, with abilities including:

  • Hidden Blade: The iconic Assassin weapon. Improves melee and perform takedowns from any angle.
  • Eagle Drone: A scout drone that can self-destruct and can emit a short-range electromagnetic pulse.
  • AR Disguise: Players can assume the look of an enemy to get access to restricted locations. Also applies to nearby allies in multiplayer.

The update also includes other free content across the online mode of Watch Dogs: Legion and single-player campaign:

Online mode:

  • Invasion PvP: This fan-favourite PvP mode gets the Play-as-Anyone treatment; Invaders will have access to tools of deception, including the ability to swap to other characters in the world to avoid detection. The Search team will use their weapons, abilities and tools from the environment to prevent the download from finishing.
  • Extraction PvP: A new mode where players will obtain the prized crypto drives and race across the city to upload data while being hunted down by opposing players.
  • New rewards such as the crown of wishes mask, timeless livery outfit and ornate nocturne outfit.

Single-player campaign:

  • Resistance mode: Players can step into a challenging new way to experience Watch Dogs: Legion’s campaign, where:
    • Permadeath is always on.
    • Tube station fast travel is disabled.
    • Most civilians start out by disliking DedSec.
    • Most abilities, hacks and gadgets have significantly longer cooldowns.
    • And more.
Aug
25

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New Dying Light 2 Gameplay Debuted Today

Techland showcased new gameplay and details for Dying Light 2 Stay Human today during the gamescom 2021 Xbox Stream. Aside from the new Dying Light 2 Stay Human gameplay, Lead Game Designer Tymon Smektała and Animation Director Dawid Lubryka told viewers more about parkour and combat systems that await in the game. Dying Light 2 Stay Human is expected to launch December 7th on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Aug
24

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New Console Improvements Plus Two New Dungeons Arrive for The Elder Scrolls Online

Bethesda Softworks today release the latest DLC for The Elder Scrolls Online: Waking Flame, available now for all PC and Stadia players. The new DLC will launch on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4 on September 8th.

The dust has settled from the events of The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood, yet schemes of Mehrunes Dagon persist in its aftermath. With his dominance growing stronger, The Elder Scrolls Online: Waking Flame DLC will deliver two new four-player dungeons: The Dread Cellar and Red Petal Bastion.

All ESO players can look forward to Update 31, a base-game patch that will include a bevvy of bug fixes and performance enhancements, plus new houses, furnishings, and houseguests available in the in-game Crown Store. Here are some key improvements coming to the console update when it arrives on September 8th:

  • Dynamic resolution scaling enabled for Performance Mode on Xbox Series X|S and PS5, scaling resolution on Xbox Series X and PS5 between 1080p-2160p and on Xbox Series S between 1080p-1440p
  • For all consoles except for the base PS4 and base Xbox One, a new HDR mode known as “Default” arrives in the Waking Flame DLC, a brand-new setting to keep the intended look of the game’s original artwork while taking advantage of the increased range. For players who prefer the way ESO looks in HDR right now, that mode will remain an option under the name “Vibrant”
  • For PC Players, the console render multithreading setting that debuted with Console Enhanced in June will arrive on PC through a new opt-in beta setting, a feature intended to increase frame rates
Aug
23

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WWE 2K22 Slated to Hit Different in March 2022

During WWE’s SummerSlam 2021 broadcast on August 21st, 2K and Visual Concepts revealed WWE 2K22 is currently scheduled for release in March 2022. The reveal was made with a video package of WWE 2K22 gameplay featuring WWE Superstar Rey Mysterio, as well as a first glance at Roman Reigns, Goldberg, Bayley, Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre, The Miz, Sheamus, Shinsuke Nakamura, Rhea Ripley, Finn Bálor, Ricochet and Kane.

Aug
23

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Aivar Returns in King’s Bounty II

1C Entertainment and Prime Matter today debuted the third and final trailer revealing King’s Bounty II’s protagonists. Today’s new video introduces Aivar, the former knight of the Royal Guard, who became a mercenary against his will.

The upcoming successor of the turn-based tactical role-playing series, King’s Bounty will launch August 24th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Aug
23

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Play the Call of Duty: Vanguard PlayStation Alpha on August 27–29

From August 27th to August 29th, every PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 owner will be able to participate in the Call of Duty: Vanguard PlayStation Alpha, featuring Sledgehammer Games’ new Multiplayer mode known as Champion Hill. This 48-hour play session is the first opportunity for players to experience Vanguard, two months before its November 5th release.

Aug
23

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Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction Details Revealed: Gameplay Systems, Operator Progression, and More

Today, Ubisoft revealed further details about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction, the next mainline installment in the Rainbow Six franchise. Both Rainbow Six Siege players and those looking for a new PVE co-op game can experience Rainbow Six Extraction’s many features including a deep operator progression system, four adjustable difficulty levels, 12 ever-evolving maps, 13 dynamic mission objectives, over 90 guns and gadgets, a unique ranked mode and extensive post-launch support for free, to be detailed at a later date.

With development led by Ubisoft Montreal, Rainbow Six Extraction lets players join the REACT Team and assemble a one to three-player squad of operators from Rainbow Six Siege to confront mysterious alien creatures known as Archæans. Equipped with more than 65 weapons, ten legacy Rainbow Six Siege tech and 15 exclusive REACT tech, the operators have been adapted to best take on the alien threat. For players new to Rainbow Six who want to go at their own pace, Extraction is also fully playable solo.

Players will deploy into 4 varied regions across the U.S., including New York, San Francisco, and two other regions, and face the alien threat in 12 all-new, unpredictable maps. Each map is roughly three times the size of previous Rainbow Six Siege maps, and contains unique dynamic modifiers, ensuring no incursion is ever the same. Tackle 13 different mission objectives during tactical incursions including one called the Gateway Objective, in which players must face off against a Protean, a deadly Archæan variant that has adopted the form of REACT operators and mimics their behavior.

For Rainbow Six Siege fans, Extraction introduces not only entirely new Rainbow Six lore featuring many of their favorite characters from Siege, plus the 12 wholly unique maps to dominate, but also a brand-new twist to familiar gameplay features: for the first time, players can progress through custom leveling system for each of the 18 Rainbow Six operators, allowing them to advance their Operator’s gear, weapons and abilities in an entirely new way. As they level up, players will also permanently unlock new containment zones, Operators, customization items, new REACT tech, higher difficulty levels, and more..

With 13 archetypes of dangerous Archæan variants, infestations, parasitic mutation challenges, numerous incursion types, and new gameplay features including nests, spores, and Sprawl. Extraction also offers players who enjoy a challenge a gamble: extract and collect their rewards or go deeper into each map’s subzones, facing greater risks with richer rewards for those who make it out alive. If they fail to extract, their operator will go Missing in Action (MIA), but they have an opportunity to go back into the containment zone to rescue their downed operators. For players who enjoy a tougher challenge, there will be a PVE system called Maelstrom Protocol, to be detailed at a later date.

Players who play both Rainbow Six Siege and Rainbow Six Extraction will instantly unlock Extraction’s entire roster of 18 operators in Rainbow Six Siege and will receive the elite United Front cosmetic bundles in both games. Players who pre-order Rainbow Six Extraction will receive the Orbital Decay bundle with exclusive Epic items including the Orion uniform and headgear for Finka and Lion, the universal Vaporized weapon skin and the Crashlander charm. Rainbow Six Extraction will also include live service support with regular content updates.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction will release with full cross-play, cross-save, and cross-progression in January 2022 on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Amazon Luna, Stadia, the Ubisoft Store on Windows PC and Ubisoft+.

Aug
20

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Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut is Now Available

Sony Interactive Entertainment today announced that Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut, which includes a new chapter in Jin’s journey along with community-requested features, is now available for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.