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Returnal now has a suspend cycle feature along with Photo Mode

Kind of like a save point. Housemarque has finally added a more handy suspend feature to Returnal, allowing you to come back to a certain point in your game. Part of today’s update, the Suspend Cycle will allow you to pause your cycle to be continued later. This will let you exit the game and turn off your console without losing progress. This functionality is not your traditional “Save Game” mode though, because the game will only create a single use suspend point. Once you begin playing again, the suspend point is deleted and cannot be used again. Your game…

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Shadow Warrior 3 delayed into early next year

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Needs more time to “sharpen its blades.” Shadow Warrior 3 will not make it out this year, according to developer Flying Wild Hog. News of the delay was broke on Twitter and through an official delay announcement trailer which we have posted below. Publisher Devolver Digital stated on Twitter the team needs a bit more time with the game before it’s ready for release. Shadow Warrior 3 was announced in July 2020 and finds our titular hero Lo Wang and…

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There’s a game based on A Quiet Place in the works

A Quiet Place is getting its own game, thanks to Saber Interactive, iLLOGIKA, and EP1T0ME. Currently in development, the game is a story-driven horror adventure game based on the Paramount Pictures film franchise. The game will feature an original story and gameplay that captures the “suspense, emotion, and drama” for which the series is known. iLLOGIKA is the studio handling the game, and the Montreal-based studio is made up of developers from the Rainbow Six and Far Cry franchises, and published by Saber Interactive which is responsible for World War Z and the upcoming Evil Dead: The Game. “The amazing…

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Here are the rest of the Steam Sale dates for 2021

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Seemingly fed up with the endless leaks that tend to predate Steam Sales, Valve has chosen the nuclear option and just published them all itself. If you’ve been online at all over the past few years, you know that Steam Sales leak. They leak all the time. Almost every year, there’s a leak. Look how easy it is for us to find links to stories about Steam Sale dates leaking. Well, no more: apparently fed up with the constant, predictable…

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Activision Blizzard’s attempt to pause California sexual harassment lawsuit rejected by judge

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Activision Blizzard’s attempt to create a conflict of interest from the DFEH has failed as a judge rejected a request to pause the lawsuit. Activision Blizzard’s request to pause the ongoing sexual harassment lawsuit filed against the company by California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing has been rejected by a judge. Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought a case against Activision Blizzard, which the company responded to with an $18 million dollar settlement. The DFEH issued a formal…

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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition PC specs have been released

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Both the recommended and minimum specs for PC players have been released ahead of the game’s November release. Following the announcement of the Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, Rockstar has released system specs for the collection via the game’s official page on the official website. The minimum system requirements are: OS: Windows 10 64-bit. CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K / AMD FX-6300. RAM: 8GB. GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 2GB / AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB Space:…

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy reviews round-up – all the scores

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. We compile a selection of reviews of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy from prominent critics. The embargo for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy just went live, and as such reviews are blasting in from numerous publications – each piece as distinct as the Guardian’s themselves. But with all this writing pouring in, and the game coming out tomorrow, it might be hard to judge the full spectrum of opinions out there right now. To help you get a grasp of…

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy review: one of the best story-focused games of the year – with some catches

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is a curious thing – simultaneously one of my favourite games of the year and also undeniably flawed. Super-slick presentation makes it a must-play for those who put story first, however. Indulge me to open this review with a question and an answer. Can you talk about a video game without talking about other video games? Most of the time, I think the answer is yes – but every now and then a game comes along that simply cannot be divorced from its influences and context. Guardians of the Galaxy is one such game. In…

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Age of Empires 4 reviews round-up – all the scores

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The critical consensus for Age of Empires 4, the latest RTS from Relic Entertainment. Age of Empires 4 is releasing later this week, and with its embargo having been lifted today, there are numerous reviews of the highly anticipated RTS title popping up across the internet. Ahead of its release, we thought it best to compile a list of review scores to help you judge whether the game should be your next big buy (or Game Pass download)! Age of…

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We’re getting a look at Halo Infinite campaign gameplay today

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. 343 is finally ready to show more of the Halo Infinite campaign. Thanks to a string of closed betas for Halo Infinite, we’ve definitely seen and played quite a bit of the game’s multiplayer already. But since its much derided showing over a year ago, we’ve yet to get an updated look at the game’s campaign. This changes today, because Microsoft and developer 343 Industries are finally ready to show us more of the game’s campaign. The developer is hosting…

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Age of Empires 4 review — A learning experience

Fires rage around you as lives crumble in the wake of your army’s unrelenting assault. Your foe surrenders at last. There’s rejoicing among the soldiers, but you pause and wonder why. Does raiding a small village and defeating a few peasants count as a victory worthy of pride? Age of Empires 4 is a video game before anything else, so regardless of how you feel about the events you control, this triumph ticks an objective box and earns experience. It’s also a new kind of real-time strategy game, one that treats its history with more care and is intent on…

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Graphics card and CPU shortages may last until at least 2023, says Intel

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger has said supply-demand balance for various hardware elements won’t level out for a few more years. You’ve probably heard about the global chip shortage by now: it’s one of the reasons that PS5 stock has been tricky to get hold of and it’s affected the availability of the Xbox Series X/S consoles, too. Sony has previously said it expects supply chain issues to last until 2022, whilst Xbox estimated that it would have a handle on…

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Xbox is collaborating on a Wu-Tang themed action-RPG – report

Brass Lion Entertainment is reportedly working on Project Shaolin; an action RPG that will feature music from the Wu-Tang Clan. According to industry insiders, Xbox is working with Brass Lion Entertainment to create a Wu-Tang Clan themed game which currently goes by the moniker ‘Shaolin’. According to Windows Central – with extra verification coming in hot courtesy of journalist Jeff Grub – Xbox is reportedly working with developer Brass Lion Entertainment on a third-person RPG with four-player co-op and a focus on melee combat. “The campaign is planned to run for a couple of dozen hours, complete with a rich…

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Xbox October update adds 4K Dashboard, Night Mode, and more

Enjoy a natively rendered 4K dashboard on Xbox Series X consoles. Microsoft has released the Xbox October update and it features a 4K dashboard for Xbox Series X, Night Mode for Xbox consoles, and new Quick settings. The update adds a natively rendered 4K dashboard on Xbox Series X consoles which increases sharpness and text readability. Prior to this week’s update, the Xbox Series X dashboard, Guide, and other menus were upscaled from 1080p to 4K. Now, if you have Xbox Series X connected to a 4K display will see the dashboard natively rendered in 4K while browsing the Home,…

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Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp delayed to spring 2022

Needs more time in the oven. Nintendo has announced Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp will miss its December release date. Originally set to release on December 3, the game will instead arrive sometime in spring 2022. According to the notice, the game just needs a little more time for fine-tuning. The game contains the two installments of the classic strategy series Advance Wars in a remastered collection. Both games have been rebuilt ‘from the ground up and will also feature a new graphical style. In the game, with the help of Andy, Max, Sami, and other Commanding Officers, you will…

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Overwatch’s McCree gets a name change next week

So long, Jesse McCree. Hello, Cole Cassidy. Blizzard has made good on its word to change the name of Overwatch character Jesse McCree, and the modification will go into effect next week. Starting October 26, McCree will from here on out go by the name of Cole Cassidy. Back in August the studio announced it was changing the cowboy’s name to “something that better represents” what the game stands for, as the character’s namesake was Diablo 4 lead level designer Jesse McCree. The name change is part of Blizzard’s new policy which forbids naming any character or location in its…

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Horde Mode comes to Doom Eternal next week alongside 6.66 update

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Doom Eternal’s Update 6.66 is coming soon and it will feature the long-awaited Horse Mode. Originally revealed during this year’s QuakeCon panel, this update promises to be one of the game’s biggest yet. Along with Horde Mode, you can also expect enhancements to competitive 2v1 Battlemode which will feature a new arena and streak-based rewards and more. Because the development team doesn’t want to spoil anything, not much else was revealed about the update, so you will just have to…

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CD Projekt has acquired the studio behind The Flame in the Flood

The studio will be working on its own game based on one of CD Projekt’s IPs. CD Projekt has announced the acquisition of US-based developer The Molasses Flood – the studio responsible for The Flame in the Flood and Drake Hollow. Founded in Boston in 2014 by Bioshock, Halo, Guitar Hero, and Rock Band series veterans, The Molasses Flood will be working closely with CD Projekt Red, but will retain its identity and will not be merged with existing teams. “We’re always on the lookout for teams who make games with heart,” said Adam Kicinski, president and joint CEO of…

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PlayStation’s next State of Play will air October 27

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Will focus on third-party games. Quick bit of news for you: Sony will air its next State of Play on October 27. The stream will last around 20 minutes and will focus on third-party games coming to PlayStation consoles. As usual, you will be able to watch it on YouTube and Twitch. It will kick off at 2pm PT, 5pm ET, 10pm UK. The last State of Play livestream took place in July and featured 30 minutes of game news…

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Sora Impressions – How good is the game’s final fighter?

Was the final Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter worth the wait? Nintendo put smiles on a lot of faces when it revealed that Kingdom Hearts’ Sora was to be Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s final fighter to join the roster. Now Sora is out, I’ve put him through his paces to see how he stacks up. In the video above you can see what I think about Sora. As someone who has put a lot of time into Smash Bros. Ultimate since its release, Sora feels good. Sora is most definitely a character that thrives in the air and is quite easy…