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Niantic announces Campfire companion app coming to Pokemon Go this summer

The app enables players to message other users, build local communities, organize raids, coordinate events, and more. The promised Pokemon Go social feature is coming to the game via Campfire, a social application created by Niantic Labs that helps you discover other players, places and experiences. The new social experience is a real-world social network that starts with a map and adds people, events, communities, and messaging. Here, players can discover others in their local area, message one another and share content, organize events and meetups, and foster the kinds of “real-world social connections” that Niantic prefers. Currently live in…

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta info, editions, and pre-order bonuses leaked by dataminers

Another year, another Call of Duty leak. Information on an open beta, game editions, and pre-order bonuses for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has reportedly leaked. Apparently, the information comes from Vanguard files pertaining to the Season 3 Reloaded update found by dataminers (thanks, CharlieIntel) According to what was found, like previous Call of Duty betas, PS4 and PS5 players will be granted early access to the open beta first. This will likely be the last year of PlayStation exclusivity should the deal between Microsoft and Activision go through. Three game editions were also revealed in the datamine. There’s…

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The Cycle: Frontier brings free-to-play sci-fi Tarkov to Steam and EGS June 8

Steam’s most-wishlisted free-to-play game arrives very soon. The time is finally upon us. Yager’s The Cycle: Frontier, the promising sci-fi take on Escape from Tarkov, has a release date. After two major closed beta tests, the developer finally revealed that PC players on Steam, and the Epic Games Store will be able to drop in on June 8. This is when the pre-season begins, effectively a soft launch for the highly-anticipated shooter. The first season will kick off in earnest two weeks later: on June 22, bringing with it the first battle pass. Despite a lack of blowout ads and…

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The creators of Dream Daddy announce 80s-inspired horror game, Homebody

Rogue Games and Game Grumps have teamed up to create a narrative-driven slasher. Game Grumps are bringing players another game, and this time, they’ve teamed up with Rogue Games to create Homebody. Homebody is a narrative-driven horror game that leans heavily on tropes from classic slasher films of the eighties, and it’s up to you to help the protagonist, Emily, avoid an unfortunate fate. As a psychological horror game, Homebody is rather different from Game Grumps’ prior adventure with Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator, which is exactly as it sounds (although, a lot more wholesome than you might expect)….

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PlayStation Plus Premium will not support DLC and add-on content when streaming

This isn’t news to those who’ve had a PlayStation Now subscription. Sony has announced that PlayStation Plus Premium will not support DLC and add-on content when streaming a title. This is according to a new PlayStation Plus guide posted on the PS Blog. What this means is that if you have DLC for a PS3 game, you won’t be able to play the additional content, and the only way to play PS3 games is through streaming. But this will also be the case with any streaming title. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, just one of the PS3 games confirmed to…

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 release date set for October 28

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Task Force 141 is on the way. Activision and Infinity Ward have announced an October 28 release date for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Along with the news of the date, some artwork showing some of the Operators has been released. Featuring 90,000 square feet of visible-from-space iconography, the next chapter in the franchise stars Team leader Captain John Price, Sergeant Kyle “Gaz” Garrick, Sergeant “Soap” MacTavish, lone-wolf Simon “Ghost” Riley, and Colonel Alejandro Vargas of the Mexican Special…

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With a snap of their fingers, Bungie has ignited excitement among Warlocks in Destiny 2

With the introduction of the solar 3.0 rework, Warlocks have a hot new melee ability that’s has us feeling faint. It’s release day for Destiny 2: Season of the Haunted, and we’ve already seen numerous bits of content revealed such as a range of exciting new weapons, an explorable Leviathan, and a new dungeon coming Friday May 27. However, it was the solar 3.0 rework that caught the eye of the community, especially Warlock players, who’ve excitedly spotted their newfound finger snap melee ability. In the video embedded below, you can see each class perform numerous new or updated solar…

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The Asus 500Hz monitor is proof that science has gone too far

Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should. Asus has announced a new ultra-fast monitor today at Computex 2022. The new 500Hz monitor was actually unveiled by Nvidia during its show keynote. The Asus ROG Swift 500Hz gaming monitor is its name, and it’s the first monitor to reach the staggering 500Hz refresh rate. Naturally, this can only be achieved through the tried-and-true TN panel technology. Nvidia claims this is a new form of TN it’s calling E-TN (esports TN). TN is a very mature tech, which makes it…

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Memorial Day sales 2022: Here’s the best deals on consoles, games and gaming accessories

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Find Memorial Day deals from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and more. Memorial Day lands on May 30th 2022 this year and although that’s a week away, retailers like Walmart and Best Buy are already kicking off with early Memorial Day deals. Here we’re going to round up the best deals on consoles, games and PC gaming accessories from this year’s Memorial Day sales, and the best places you can find them. So far, we’ve spotted incredible savings on Nintendo Switch…

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How the spirit of Bloodborne lives on in Elden Ring

It may not be Bloodborne 2, but one secret location in The Lands Between comes close. Despite the rumour-mongering over the years, I can promise you there will never be a Bloodborne 2. It’s just not really been Hidetaka Miyazaki’s style (yes, he did direct Dark Souls 3, but then that was Bandai Namco’s IP, and you always got the sense that he grudgingly returned so he could snuff the bonfire out for good). Besides, seven years later, the best PS4 exclusive remains perfect – and I say that despite the 2015 title looking aged, now, with a lack of…

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Indie horror Reveil reveal trailer isn’t one for circus-haters

The next game from German developer Pixelsplit may or may not have clowns, but it does have some strong atmosphere. Indie studio Pixelsplit has revealed its next game Reveil, an intriguing looking horror game with a trippy circus setting. Described as a first-person narrative experience on the game’s Steam page, in Reveil, “the player is immersed into a world… where the boundaries between reality and illusion become blurred.” You play as Walter Thompson, waking up in a surreal location, unsure of where your wife and daughter are. The game also sounds like it has something of a fun concept, with…

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Elden Ring’s most annoying enemy may be in more pain than it’s causing you

Elden Ring is quite similar to FromSoftware’s earlier work, in that it has no shortage of tragic tales. This also goes for enemies, some of which are simply not fun to fight against. But no enemy in the entirety of Elden Ring has garnered as much hate as the Royal Revenants. Okay, maybe they’re tied with Liurnia’s Giant Crayfish – but those are far less common in the game’s world. The Royal Revenants are the multi-limbed, crown-wearing centipede-like creatures. They’re hated because they often surprise you by spawning out of nowhere, so you can’t exactly avoid them. They’re hard to…

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PSN tops 100 million users ahead of Sony’s PS Plus Premium rollout

It might be Games Pass that makes the most headlines, but Sony’s PlayStation Network isn’t shirking its money-making duties. In a world where people can’t help but compare Xbox to PlayStation, PSN to Xbox Live, Game Pass to whatever PS Plus Premium will end up being, it’s hard to stay objective about the numbers. But, per a new report from the PlayStation parent company, it’s fair to say that Sony is, indeed, raking it in. In the latest corperate strategy meeting presentation, Sony announced that the PlayStation Network currently generates a frankly eye-watering ¥1,833.8 billion (that’s over $14 billion) in…

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Amazon Prime Day 2022 SSD deals: Here’s what to expect

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The best offers we’d like to see for PC and console storage upgrades this Prime Day. Amazon Prime Day is one of the best times of the year to upgrade your storage, whether it’s your desktop, laptop or new console. The older, 2.5″ SATA SSDs are still a great choice if you’re rocking an older laptop or desktop, and is the most significant upgrade you could probably make to an older machine, especially to boot an OS like Windows. And…

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Amazon Prime Day 2022 Xbox deals: Here’s what to expect

The Xbox Series X/S deals we’d like to see on games and accessories for Prime Day 2022. Amazon Prime Day is happening very soon so it’s time to get ready with what we can expect to be on sale during this year’s event. This will mean reductions on many games and accessories, and a potential deal or two on consoles. Prime Day Xbox Series X and S stock Unlike the PlayStation 5, the Xbox Series X has slowly been recovering in terms of stock availability. In the UK, Microsoft’s flagship console has remained in stock at Amazon for the last…

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Animal Cross encyclopedia will teach kids about creatures and critters where Blathers failed to

The encyclopedia is coming to Japan only though. Japan is getting an incredibly wholesome looking Animal Crossing-themed encyclopedia that’s meant to be an educational tool for kids. Blathers has plenty to say about all kinds of critters and creatures in the world of Animal Crossing, but we don’t always want to hear it. For those who do want to learn a bit more though, there’s an encyclopedia based on all of the non-anthropomorphic animals in New Horizon coming out later this year, though unfortunately it’s Japan only (thanks, VGC). Apparently the book will have information on all 235 species that…

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The next Sims 4 kits let you cosy up outside, or dress up for a night out on the town

Little Campers and Moonlight Chic offer up a couple of different night time activities. Maxis has properly revealed the next two kits coming to The Sims 4, with a cosy looking camping kit, and one that will let you decorate with a more Parisian aesthetic. The kits were first teased earlier this month, and were expected to release some time this month. Now, Maxis has confirmed that these two kits, called Little Campers Kit and Moonlight Chic Kit, both of which will be released on May 26. Kits typically cost around £4.99, which will probably be the case for these…

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This God of War mod brings Homer and Bart to Midgard

An impressive Simpsons-themed God of War mod comes complete with voice acting. With 2018’s God of War having been released on PC earlier this year, mods of course were expected to come, and now a mod will let you play as Homer and Bart Simpson. God of War tells a tale of a broken man, with a long, painful history, trying to figure out how to once again be a father. And this Simpsons themed mod takes all of that, and undercuts it by replacing Kratos and Atreus’ character models with Home and Bart. The mod comes from Omega Fantasy,…

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Fallout 4 mod set in London features the voices of two classic Doctor Whos

An incredibly impressive-looking “DLC-sized mod.” An incredibly impressive mod for Fallout 4 called Fallout London, first revealed last year, has shown off around 20 minutes of gameplay. All mods are equal, but some mods are more equal than others. That happens to be the case with this particular mod, Fallout London, which essentially looks like an entire game in its own right. A new gameplay trailer shows off what looks to be the first roughly 20 minutes of gameplay for the “DLC-sized mod,” with a pretty classic style opening. There’s a slideshow explaining what happens when the bombs dropped in…

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Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards has a game-breaking bug which forces you to quit the offending level

Well, that’s not very nice of Kirby. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards was released to Nintendo Switch Online yesterday, May 20, and players of the game have found a rather serious bug. According to a post on reddit from user keyblademasternadroj (thanks, Nintendo Everything), the bug appears in underwater levels when hit by certain damage sources. This causes Kirby to be stunned “forever,” and to fix it, you need to quit the level. Apparently, the bug was not included in the original N64 game, so it is something new with the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack release. We can…