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Gears of War developer The Coalition working on ‘multiple new projects’

By Dom Peppiatt 10 May 2021 17:08 GMT Gears of War developer The Coalition has announced it’s moving to the Unreal Engine 5 begins production on ‘multiple new projects’ in the esteemed action series.In a blog post, the Microsoft developer has announced that it is “shifting [its] resources to next-gen development using Unreal Engine 5” and that it’s not just making a direct sequel to Gears 5, but “developing on UE5 for multiple new projects in the coming years.”The downside? It’s probably going to take a while before we hear exactly what the studio has in the oven – it has explicitly…

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PS5 stock issues expected to last into 2022, according to Sony

By Dom Peppiatt 10 May 2021 13:45 GMT PS5 stock has been tricky to get hold of since Sony launched the new generation of hardware in November 2020, and the company expects supply issues to carry on well into next year.It’s no secret that PS5 stock has been hard to come across, no matter where you are in the world. The company has already outlined that it wants to build stock at a faster pace than it did with the PS4, but shortages are making components hard to come by, and the company simply cannot keep up with consumer demand.As…

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Epic reportedly offered Sony $200 million for PlayStation exclusives

Epic Games has reportedly courted Sony to release its first-party games exclusively on the Epic Games Store.The Epic Games vs. Apple trial continues to be a goldmine in revealing the corporate wheeling and dealing that goes on behind the scenes in the ultra-secretive video game industry.Watch on YouTubeThe latest reveal concerns Epic Games’ ambitions to have the Epic Games Store become the first destination for players to buy Microsoft, Sony and even Nintendo first-party exclusives. Among several tactics to grow the store’s userbase, Epic proposed a strategy to convince the top console platform holders to bring their games to PC.The…

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SEGA has no plans to bring Lost Judgment to PC “at this time”

By Stephany Nunneley 8 May 2021 18:07 GMT Looks like the source code on the Lost Judgement website listing the game for PC was just an error. That’s if SEGA’s comment regarding a PC version of Lost Judgment is anything to go by.Watch on YouTubeSpeaking in an email with PC Gamer, a SEGA spokesperson confirmed that the recently announced game is not coming to PC anytime soon. “The game is being announced for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One,” said the representative. “SEGA has no plans to bring Lost Judgment to PC at this time.”What got…

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Remnant: From the Ashes free upgrade coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S

By Stephany Nunneley 8 May 2021 16:20 GMT Gunfire Games has announced a free update for Remnant: From the Ashes is coming next week.On May 13, a free upgrade for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S will be released for Remnant: From the Ashes players.Watch on YouTubeYou will be able to choose between 4K resolution at 30 frames per second on PS5 and Xbox Series X.On Xbox Series S it will run in 1080p at 60 frames per second. You can also choose this option for PS5 and Xbox Series X.Also on May 13, Xbox PC Game Pass members will be…

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Mass Effect Legendary Edition’s Mako has been improved, but you can disable the new handling

Even though upgrades have been made to the Mako in Mass Effect Legendary Edition, you can revert back to the old handling if you wish.This is according to BioWare which recently spoke with PC Gamer about the Mako in Mass Effect Legendary Edition.Watch on YouTubeAs you know, the M-35 Mako has been updated to handle better than before, and it will feel less light and bouncy. With the update, the vehicle feels weightier and slides around less.But, if you prefer the way the old Mako handled, you can turn the improvements off, according to project director Mac Walters and environment…

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Hideo Kojima’s book The Creative Gene is up to 20% off at Amazon before its October release

By Elizabeth Henges 7 May 2021 19:55 GMT Hideo Kojima wrote a book, which probably isn’t all that shocking. Given that he’s one of the most prolific game developers around, it’s surprising it didn’t happen sooner! Anyway, the pre-order of the English localization of The Creative Gene: How books, movies, and music inspired the creator of Death Stranding and Metal Gear Solid is currently discounted at Amazon.For most Kojima fans, it’s no surprise that movies, books, and basically anything but video games inspired the story and direction of the legendary Metal Gear Solid series. But, with The Creative Gene, you can…

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Returnal patch coming tomorrow fixes issue with corrupted save files

By Stephany Nunneley 7 May 2021 19:31 GMT Housemarque is releasing a patch for Returnal tomorrow.According to the developer, one of the things patch 1.3.6 for Returnal does is fix the issue with corrupted save files.Watch on YouTubeThe developer still suggests you turn off PS5 auto-updates in the meantime and to keep active runs.Alongside fixing the save files issue, the patch will also apply multiple stability fixes which will address rare crashes.The team also fixed an issue with pre-order suits occasionally blocking items and doors.Incorrect healing behavior has also been addressed, and Housemarque fixed issues with custom controller mappings.You can also expect numerous…

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New Pokemon Snap: all locations | How to unlock the Research Camp, Lental Seafloor, and more

By Rebecca Jones 7 May 2021 17:09 GMT New Pokemon Snap is set across the various islands of the Lental region, a small archipelago which quite conveniently features an improbably diverse series of biomes.On Lental’s various islands you’ll find temperate meadows, rainforest jungles, tropical beaches, active volcanoes, frozen tundra, and more!Watch on YouTubeHowever, New Pokemon Snap isn’t designed to be progressed through linearly. Travel between the islands of Lental is instantaneous, which is convenient, because you’re going to be going back and forth constantly as you gain access to new areas, stages, and research levels.How to unlock all locations in…

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New Pokemon Snap: Park Requests | How to complete Meganium’s Pal and more

New Pokemon Snap is set in the Lental region, an archipelago conveniently made up of diverse biomes neatly split across its different islands.Watch on YouTubeThe game’s starting island is Florio, and though you’ll quickly unlock other places to visit, you’ll find yourself returning here often throughout the story. Not only is it the location of your Research Camp, but Florio Nature Park is the site of a number of LenTalk Requests you’ll need to complete in order to maximise your score and open up more of the map. What are LenTalk Requests? LenTalk Requests: Florio Nature Park (Day) LenTalk Requests:…

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Resident Evil Village Prioress Door | Where to use the Maroon Eye Ring

Above the main hall in Resident Evil Village’s foreboding castle, Ethan Winters finds a strange carved relief: the Prioress Door. With no obvious way to open the firmly locked portal, and only a maroon eye ring and a picture of his missing family in his pockets, it’s easy to get stuck. Watch on YouTubeThis is a classic style of puzzle in the modern Resident Evil series, but one that’s easy to lose track of. Here’s how to open the Prioress Door in Resident Evil Village. Resident Evil Village Prioress Door – What to do with the Maroon Eye RingWhen you…

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World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic release date set for June 1

By Stephany Nunneley 6 May 2021 20:19 GMT Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic will be made available in June.Players—both new and old—will have the opportunity to return to Outland when World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic launches on June 1.Watch on YouTubeBeginning on May 18, after each regional scheduled maintenance, the Pre-expansion Patch will be released, and each character must choose whether to advance onward to Burning Crusade, move to a Classic Era realm, or use the Character Clone service to play in both games. More on that here.Originally released in January 2007, The Burning Crusade takes players…

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Save on some great Switch games at Amazon US today, including Mario and Xenoblade

By Elizabeth Henges 6 May 2021 19:27 GMT Who doesn’t love a good Switch game? Right now, at Amazon US, there’s a Switch game sale on various physical titles, so that you can save a few bucks on some great stuff.Granted, this isn’t a huge sale that Amazon is advertising or anything–several physical Switch titles happen to be discounted at the massive retailer, is all. But a Switch game sale doesn’t need an incredible fanfare to save yourself a few dollars, you know?First off, there are plenty of Mario titles That you can pick up for either $40 or $50….

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Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance is coming to PS4, Switch, and Xbox One tomorrow

By Stephany Nunneley 6 May 2021 17:13 GMT The 20-year old game is back.Originally released in 2001 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox, then later ported to GameCube and Game Boy Advanced, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance is coming to PS4, Switch, and Xbox One tomorrow.Watch on YouTubeIt will run you $29.99/£29.99/€29.99 and features enhanced graphics and up to 4K resolution on supported devices. Co-op is also supported. 4K will be supported on PS4 Pro, PS5, Xbox One X and Xbox Series X (thanks, IGN).Interplay and Wizards of the Coast are re-releasing the game, so don’t expect a remaster going into it.Baldur’s…

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Here’s what to do if your Returnal save file has been corrupted

By Sherif Saed 6 May 2021 13:50 GMT You may yet be able to salvage your Returnal save file.Following yesterday’s fiasco with Returnal patch 1.3.3 corrupting players’ saves, developer Housemarque has officially detailed the next steps.Watch on YouTubeFor starters, a new patch has been released – version 1.3.4 – that includes changes in 1.3.3, while fixing the save corruption bug. Everyone should download this patch. Housemarque detailed three scenarios for players who already had their save files corrupted by 1.3.3. If you played the game after installing patch 1.3.3, check your save file size. If it’s larger than 0KB, you…

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Xbox Series X is the only console that will run Mass Effect Legendary Edition at 120fps

By Sherif Saed 6 May 2021 11:03 GMT Mass Effect Legendary Edition seems like it’s going to scale well across all consoles.BioWare has detailed the framerate and resolution targets for Mass Effect Legendary Edition across all consoles. For starters, the game will offer two modes: one priorities visual quality and the other framerate.Watch on YouTubeThe two modes will be available on PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One X, as well as PS5 and Xbox Series X/S – though with varying targets. One thing worth highlighting is that Xbox Series X is currently the only console with support for up…

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Blizzard lost around 2 million players during the last financial quarter

By Stephany Nunneley 5 May 2021 20:36 GMT In Activision Blizzard’s financial report last night, it was revealed that Blizzard’s revenue grew 7% year-over-year (yoy), but that player numbers were down.According to the report, WoW Classic and World of Warcraft Shadowlands helped drive revenue with Hearthstone providing some help too.Watch on YouTubeGoing by the player figures, noted by Massively OP, it appears Blizzard has lost 2 million players across its games since Activision Blizzard released its Q4 2020 results.At last count, there were 29 million active users in Q4 2020. That number has dropped to 27 million for Q1 2021.Massively…

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Shadow Warrior 3 is also coming to PS4 and Xbox One

By Stephany Nunneley 5 May 2021 20:04 GMT Platforms other than PC have been announced for Shadow Warrior 3.Alongside news of Shadow Warrior 3 coming to PS4 and Xbox One alongside the previously announced PC, a new trailer showing the Doomsday Device mission was released (thanks, Gematsu).Watch on YouTubeDevolver Digital describes the mission as being “full of terrible creatures, violent traps, and gorgeous views.” IGN was given a first look at the mission, and you can see it for yourself in the video above.If you are unfamiliar with the game, which was announced in July last year, here’s a short rundown:Fallen…

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 is coming to Switch in June

By Stephany Nunneley 5 May 2021 17:05 GMT Switch users will soon be able to play Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.A release date for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 on Switch has been set for June 25.Watch on YouTubeNews of the date was broke by Nintendo on Twitter.In the game, you will skate as Tony Hawk along with the original pro roster and new pros. You will also skate along to tunes from the original games plus new additions to the soundtrack.You will also pull off trick combos, play all of the original game modes, and…

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Returnal actually has a few cheats, if you plug in a keyboard

By Sherif Saed 5 May 2021 13:09 GMT You can turn on cheats in Returnal, but probably not for long.It seems Returnal developer Housemarque accidentally shipped the game with a number of active cheats. Cheat commands and debug codes are used in game development all the time, for the purposes of rapid testing and fine-tuning.Watch on YouTubeUsually, however, they are only known to developers. Without a way for players to enter them into the finished game, they remain a secret. Not the case in Returnal, apparently, as YouTube user TheRandomizer discovered this week.The player dug up a number of useful…