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Zombie Army 4 Season 2’s final mission is now available

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 20:34 GMT Chase down and board the Dead Zeppelin.The final campaign mission for season two of Zombie Army 4: Dead War is now available on all platforms.Dead Zeppelin is the third and final mission in Season 2’s Death from Above campaign. In it, the Resistance airfield has been saved, but there is an undead airship that you will still need to contend with.You and others will need to chase the airship down, board it, and destroy it before it’s too late.In addition to the Dead Zeppelin campaign mission, there’s loads of new content…

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Two Point Hospital is getting a Jumbo Edition for consoles

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 20:08 GMT A new edition for Two Point Hospital is coming to consoles.Two Point Hospital Jumbo Edition has been announced for consoles. It comes with the game bundled with the updates R.E.M.I.X. 1 and 2, and Room Templates. Also included are the expansions Off the Grid and Close Encounters. It also comes with the Exhibition Items and Retro Items Packs. The Two Point Hospital: Console Edition, which was previously released, included the expansions Pebberley Island and Bigfoot. The Jumbo Edition will include these expansions as well when it releases on March 5.You will…

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Rust smashes Twitch and Steam peak users records

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 19:35 GMT Follows some big-name streamers playing the former Early Access game.Facepunch’s Rust has hit new records for users on both Steam and streaming platform Twitch.As spotted by PCGamesN, SteamCharts shows that the game hit 244,394 concurrent users on Steam. This record was actually hit at 21:00 GMT on Saturday, January 16. At the time of writing, Rust actually boasts the fourth-highest concurrent player figure on Steam, coming in behind Valve’s own Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2, as well as battle royale hit Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds.This comes in the wake of Twitch streams…

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Bloober Team releases a new trailer for The Medium and updated PC specs

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 18:22 GMT Bloober Team has released a new trailer for The Medium, exploring what a medium actually does.The new video for The Medium is the second in Bloober Team’s premonition video series, which shines a light on how the psychological horror title plays.The latest video entitled What Does A Medium Do? explains what it means to be a medium like Marianne, and shows off some of the unique psychic abilities she is able to use to navigate the spirit world and unravel its mysteries.The Medium will release on Xbox Series X/S and PC…

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning heads to Switch in March

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 17:56 GMT Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is heading to Switch.THQ Nordic announced today that Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning will be released for Nintendo Switch on March 16.Like the PC, PS4, and Xbox One releases, the game comes with three DLC’s: The Teeth of Naros, Legend of Dead Kel, and Weapons and Armor bundles.In addition, THQ Nordic confirmed plans to release the new Kingdoms of Amalur expansion, Fatesworn, this year.If you are unfamiliar with the rather excellent RPG, here’s everything you need to know: Build the ideal character for the most intense combat, choosing…

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Balan Wonderworld demo coming to all platforms next week

Square Enix has announced a free demo will be released next week for Balan Wonderworld.The Balan Wonderworld demo will be available to play from January 28, allowing players to experience two hours of gameplay ahead of its release on March 26.It can be played with friends and family in local co-op mode or in single-player mode and will be available on each platform that the full game will be released on.This means you will be able to play it on Steam for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.Two players can explore the game as the stars…

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New Sony San Diego team working on existing PlayStation IP

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 11:36 GMT Rumours point to studio handling next Uncharted title.It seems there’s a new team at Sony’s San Diego studio tasked with working on existing PlayStation franchises.That’s according to the LinkedIn profile for the developer’s former boss, Michael Mumbauer – as spotted by ResetEra – which says that he helped create a “brand new, all-star” team to work on triple-A action-adventure titles. This is seemingly separate from the already-existing Sony San Diego teams, responsible for the God of War series and MLB: The Show.The creation of this new studio doesn’t seem to be…

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Apex Legends Season 8 and Aussie explosives expert, Fuse, arrive in February

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 18 January 2021 19:20 GMT Respawn Entertainment has announced that Apex Legends Season 8 will go live on February 2, and it will introduce Fuse – the 16th Legend.In a press release paired with a brand new Stories from the Outlands video, Respawn describes Fuse as “the laid-back explosives expert” hailing from Australia.Apparently, his love affair with all things explosive kicked off when he was a kid, where he and his childhood mate found “a bloody beautiful grenade” that seemingly once belonged to the resistance faction on their home planet, Salvo. Check out the new trailer below.Though…

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Xbox studio Ninja Theory shows off photo-realistic graphics in Project: Mara

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 18 January 2021 18:12 GMT A new trailer has gone live giving us more insight into the ground-breaking visuals of Ninja Theory’s Project: Mara.Last year, we heard about Ninja Theory’s experimental title called Project: Mara – the developer revealed the game as a peculiar game that will explore “new ways of storytelling” and will be based on a “real-world” and “grounded representation” of mental terror.Now, in a new trailer, we’ve heard a little bit more about the game and seen some of the mind-blowing photo-realistic visuals Tameem Antoniades and his team are creating for the mysterious title.Perhaps…

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GTA 6 could feature smarter NPCs thanks to newly uncovered Rockstar patent

A new Take-Two patent has been discovered that appears based on improving the intelligence and navigation capabilities of AI.The patent, which registers a “system and method for virtual navigation in a gaming environment” has been posted on Reddit in the last few days, though the actual document was originally filed by Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two, back in October 2020.In the simplest terms possible, the patent is geared at making non-player characters’ (that’s NPCs, for short) artificial intelligence a little smarter and more organic, in an attempt to move away from current AI solutions that are starting to feel a little out-dated.The…

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Nuts, the adventure game about squirrel surveillance, comes to Switch and PC in February

Nuts, a game all about keeping your eyes on squirrels as they get up to no good, finally has a release date on PC and Switch.The game is set to launch on Apple Arcade first on January 22 before landing on PC and Switch on February 4.“Gear up your caravan, boot up your GPS, spread out your map and head for the depths of Melmoth Forest,” reads a blurb for the game over on the Nuts site. “As a rookie field researcher, you’ll place cameras during the day, and watch the footage at night, tracking the movements of a scurry…

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Cyberpunk 2077 is down to $30 from select US retailers

By Joel Franey, Monday, 18 January 2021 15:51 GMT New copies of Cyberpunk 2077 have dropped to their lowest prices yet. Buying a copy of the game on Amazon US or Best Buy will get you a copy for just $29.99, without having to buy pre-owned or via shady dealers.As all of you probably know at this point, the game released last month to a very bumpy reception, as any critical praise was heavily tempered by technical issues and missing features. However, CD Projekt Red have promised major update patches in January and February, which may go a long way…

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Check out the Hitman 3 launch trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 18 January 2021 15:20 GMT IO Interactive has published the launch trailer for Hitman 3, and it’s a stylish whistlestop tour of Agent 47’s brave new World of Assassination.Hitman 3 is due to launch on January 20 for PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox One X/S (as well as on Nintendo Switch, via the cloud) and to mark the arrival of launch week, we’ve got a brand new trailer to wrap our eyes around.The new video shows off some of the locations in which you’ll be conspiring to take down your targets (you can read…

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New Pokemon Snap file size and mysterious ‘online functions’ listed

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 18 January 2021 14:38 GMT Nintendo has updated its product page for the unfortunately-named New Pokemon Snap, revealing the file size and some mysterious new features.Last week, we learned that in New Pokemon Snap, we’ll be touring the islands of the Lental region, exploring a suite of diverse ecosystems, and snapping pics of over 200 Pokemon while we’re at it.We also learned that the game will launch in stores and on the eShop for Switch on April 30 for $59.99 or your regional equivalent – but today, we’ve gleaned a little more info about the upcoming spin-off.Thanks…

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Cyberpunk 2077 mod gives the game a Borderlands look

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 18 January 2021 12:11 GMT Change the look of Cyberpunk 2077 with this Borderlands-themed mod.When it’s not buggy or having asset streaming problems, Cyberpunk 2077 can look really good, especially on a powerful PC. If you’re not looking for ultra-realistic visuals, there is a way you could make the game’s look more interesting.Mod creator Salmo has released a new mod with a seemingly simple task: turn Cyberpunk 2077’s visual style into that of Borderlands. The faux cel-shaded look, which adds a black border to models and objects, changes up the game’s look dramatically.Borderlandfy2077 relies on the…

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Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game sold over 25,000 copies on Switch in under 3 hours

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 17 January 2021 16:48 GMT Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition has been a very successful modern re-launch, according to Limited Run Games.Though the digital version of Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game was published by Ubisoft, it was Limited Run Games that oversaw the physical release of the game.Limited Run Games is responsible for three versions of Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition, and pre-orders for the Switch and PS4 versions of the base game, the Classic Edition, or the K.O. Edition opened up on January 15.“In less than 3 hours we sold…

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Cyberpunk 2077 staff didn’t think game should ship in 2020, the 2018 demo was ‘entirely fake’ and more – report

A new report has given us a deeper insight into the development and launch of Cyberpunk 2077, with comments from the studio challenging the contentious write-up after its publication.According to Bloomberg, Cyberpunk 2077’s development was even more troubled than the studio let on – even in spite of the months of delays the game eventually suffered.A massive new report over on the site (protected by a paywall) dives into the nitty-gritty of the game’s troubled development, revealing tensions between the development staff and CD Projekt’s management. One developer told Bloomberg that working on the game was like “trying to drive…

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Bloodborne PSX is an impressive fan-made PS1 ‘demake’ of Bloodborne

Ever wanted to see what hit hardcore action-RPG Bloodborne would look like as a PlayStation title? Well, you’re in luck.Bloodborne PSX is a project that’s being developed by Lilith Walther, and is effectively a demake of the massively popular From Software title that many gamers fell in love with at launch back in 2015.You can see some snapshots of the Unreal Engine project over on Twitter (thanks, The Gamer). In various tweets on the developer’s @b0tster account, you can see elements of the game in action and read up on the development history of the project so far. For todays…

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A Way Out and Brothers developer Josef Fares thinks Xbox Series X is “a f**king confusing name”

The Xbox Series X and S naming convention has been the cause of a lot of conversation since it was announced, and it appears even A Way Out and Brothers developer Josef Fares thinks it’s a confusing name.Fares – known for his candid and energetic interviews – has told IGN that the naming convention of the latest Xbox machines is “fucking confusing” (thanks, Eurogamer).“That’s a fucking confusing name,” Fares said in the colorfully transcribed interview. “What the fuck’s going on with Microsoft? They’re losing it, man. What the fuck is going on? Like Series S, X, Mex, Next. I mean, who…

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PS5 game release dates quietly removed from CES 2021 trailer

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 17 January 2021 11:31 GMT After revealing a suite of release dates for a number of third-party PS5 exclusives during its CES 2021 keynote, Sony has quietly removed the info from its uploaded trailer.Earlier this week, Sony’s CES conference introduced us to some unexpected information thanks to a sizzle reel that included footage from a number of upcoming PS5 games with release dates tacked onto the end of the trailer.Amongst the information listed, we saw dates for Capcom’s Pragmata (pushed back to 2023), Square Enix’s Project Athia (listed as January 2022), cat-based indie game, Stray (October 2021), Kena: Bridge of Spirits (March 2021), Solar Ash (June 2021),…