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Amazon Australia leak shows five new PS5 game covers

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 9 September 2020 17:05 GMT Some of the PS5 game covers aren’t final, though.Amazon Australia posted five new PS5 box covers on earlier today, although some of the box art isn’t final. The pages seem to have been removed, but our search skills may be lacking today, but at any rate, resetera grabbed shots of the boxes before they could be pulled. Box art, as you can see, was posted for previously announced titles Demon’s Souls, Gran Turismo 7, Returnal, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, and Destruction Allstars. The art for Demon’s Souls and GT7 are not…

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Marvel’s Avengers patch resolves a number of playthroughs stoppers, more

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 9 September 2020 16:46 GMT A new patch is available for Marvel’s Avengers on consoles.Crystal Dynamics has released an update for Marvel’s Avengers which fixes a number of playthrough stoppers, and makes some backup save UI improvements.You can also expect load time optimizations, and campaign mission reward outfits will no longer disappear from Cosmetics Inventory UIFor Xbox One specifically, the patch makes it so Achievements should now unlock and increment properly.There’s more to patch V1.2.5, so we’ve popped the notes below.The patch is already available for PS4 and will be released later today on Xbox One.V1.3.0, the next…

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Xbox Series S delivers the same core experience as Xbox Series X, just at a reduced resolution

Microsoft goes over what to expect out of Xbox Series S when it launches on November 10.In this video, Jason Roland, director of program management for Xbox, goes over the finer points of Xbox Series S and how it differentiates from Xbox Series X.In the video, Microsoft said it wanted to build two consoles with similar next-gen capabilities at a differentiated price point, but states that Xbox Series S will deliver the same experience as Xbox Series X, just at a reduced rendering resolution.As previously reported the console is 60% smaller than Xbox Series X, and of course, it is…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla release date moved to November 10 for Xbox Series X launch

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 9 September 2020 14:31 GMT Ubisoft has moved the release date of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla to coincide with the launch of Xbox Series X.Previously set for release on November 17, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will now release on November 10.This is the same day Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X will launch.On the same day, the game will also be made available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, through the Epic Games Store and on Ubisoft Store for PC, Stadia, and Uplay+.It will be made available on PS5 when the console launches.With the Xbox Series X, you…

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EA Play to be included with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate starting this holiday

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 9 September 2020 14:21 GMT Microsoft and Electronic Arts are handing EA Play over to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Game Pass PC subscribers for no additional cost. The companies announced EA Play will be included with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Game Pass PC starting this holiday. This means Ultimate members can use EA Play on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, and Windows 10 PCs, and Game Pass for PC members get EA Play on Windows 10. Formerly known as EA Access and Origin Access, EA Play will bring more than 60…

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Xbox Series X coming November 10 for $499, pre-orders open September 22

We finally have a price and a launch date for Xbox Series X.Microsoft has officially announced today that Xbox Series X, its premier next-gen console, will retail for $499/£449/€499. Xbox Series X, along with the recently announced Series S ($299), will be available worldwide beginning November 10.You can pre-order starting September 22, and the Amazon store page is already up.If those details seem a bit familiar, it’s because they recently leaked along with what looked to be a trailer for Xbox Series S. The reports were accurate, after all.Microsoft also announced that financing service Xbox All Access is expanding to…

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Just Cause 3 dev Avalanche hiring for “the largest and greatest AAA project we’ve ever taken on”

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 9 September 2020 11:35 GMT Avalanche Studios is expanding, and the developer seems very excited about its new project.Avalanche Studios’ New York team, the one responsible for Just Cause 3, is on a bit of a hiring spree. The studio is looking for a wide range of disciplines to work on what it described as “the largest and greatest AAA project we’ve ever taken on.”As noted by @MauroNL3 on Twitter, the jobs ask for experience with open-world games, which isn’t particularly surprising given the studio’s history. There does appear to be a greater focus on animation…

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Nintendo asks devs to make their games 4K-ready for upcoming Switch hardware refresh – report

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 9 September 2020 10:33 GMT Nintendo’s next Switch console is seemingly going to bring a big upgrade to resolution.According to a new Bloomberg report, Nintendo has advised developers working on Switch games to make them “4K-read.”This is believed to be linked to the Switch’s upcoming hardware revision, which is reportedly going to hit store shelves early next year. Not much is known about that mysterious upgrade, or whether it would replace the current base model outright.Reports, however, suggest it would feature a higher-resolution screen, and support for 4K output when docked. This would obviously require a…

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EA adds free agent Colin Kaepernick to Madden 21, free weekend coming

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 8 September 2020 21:19 GMT Colin Kaepernick has returned to a Madden game for the first time since the 2016 season.EA has announced Colin Kaepernick has returned for Madden 21 as a free-agent quarterback.The news was announced today on Twitter by the official Madden account. pic.twitter.com/R2agq5B64p — Madden NFL 21 (@EAMaddenNFL) September 8, 2020Kaepernick has been a free agent since the end of the 2016, and is a political activist known for kneeling during the national anthem.“Colin Kaepernick is one of the top free agents in football and a starting-caliber quarterback.”The team at EA SPORTS, along…

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Here’s a look at Crysis Remastered running on Xbox One X with ray tracing mode enabled

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 8 September 2020 19:40 GMT Crysis Remastered looks rather nice on Xbox One X.Crysis Remastered features ray tracing on both PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, but Digital Foundry shows you how it looks running on the latter.According to the article and analysis from DF, metal surfaces and glass produce accurate reflections, with RT reflections mapped onto the nanosuit, as seen in the game’s cutscenes.The article also states that since ray tracing is so GPU-intensive, it is only available on the enhanced consoles. If you select the ray tracing option, the resolution will be brought down to…

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Third and final SNK collection drop now available through Prime Gaming

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 8 September 2020 17:13 GMT Prime users can now download the final SNK drop for Prime Gaming.Amazon Prime members can now claim the third and final eight-game collection of free arcade classics SNK, as part of Prime Gaming.This collection features a total of 20 free titles that can be claimed until March 2021.The third collection of free SNK games includes the following titles: The Last Blade 2 Garou: Mark of the Wolves Metal Slug 3 Samurai Shodown V Special The King of Fighters ’97 Global Match The King of Fighters ’98 Ultimate Match Final Edition The…

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Fornite concert featuring Dominic Fike takes place September 12

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 8 September 2020 17:03 GMT Fortnite will host another in-game concert and this time Dominic Fike will be performing.Fortnite players should mark their calendars for September 12, as singer, rapper, and songwriter Dominic Fike will be performing a live show in-game.He will be performing tunes from his What Could Possibly Go Wrong LP.Here’s the schedule: Dominic Fike Premiere – Saturday, September 12  at 2pm PT, 5pm ET, 10pm BST Encore 1 – Saturday, September 12  at 8pm PT, 11PM ET, 4am BST (September 13) Encore 2 – Sunday, September 13 at 10am PT,  1PM ET, 6pm…

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Destiny 2: Beyond Light Stasis abilities for Hunter Revenant detailed

Bungie has provided details on the new Stasis subclasses for Hunters in Destiny 2.Destiny 2: Beyond Light will introduce Stasis, a new subclass for Hunters, Warlocks and Titans.With Hunters, one of the Stasis powers is Withering Blade, which is the Hunter Revenant’s melee attack.Here, you will throw a Stasis shuriken into the fight which can bounce off surfaces and enemies, slowing and damaging them along the way. If you land two shurikens on the same target, it will freeze the enemy.When fully charged with ability energy, the Revenant can use the Super, Silence and Squall. Here, Kama blades are summoned and allow…

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Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S pre-orders – everything you need to know

Thinking about placing an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S pre-order? Here’s everything you need to know if you’re hoping to secure one of Microsoft’s next-generation consoles from day one.It feels like it’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally getting a better idea of the prices and release dates for the next-gen consoles. A leak over at Thurrott and a report from Windows Central finally got the ball rolling, which forced Microsoft’s hand. Now, the existence of the much-rumoured Xbox Series S has been confirmed and we know it’s going to cost $299/£249/€299. On top of that,…

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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is set 100 years before Breath of the Wild, out in November

It may not be Breath of the Wild 2, but we’re getting a new Legend of Zelda game.Nintendo has dropped a surprise announcement today: a new Legend of Zelda game, no less. It’s called Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.The story is set 100 years before The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The Age of Calamity was referenced breath of the Wild, but full details were not provided in the story.Expect gameplay that will be familiar to fans of the Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors game, which means you will be performing combos and using various powers. In…

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Ninja Gaiden Trilogy seemingly headed to PS4 and Switch

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 8 September 2020 12:08 GMT We may not have gotten a new Ninja Gaiden game this generation, but a remaster of the classics is on its way.The website for Game Source Entertainment, a big video game distributor in Hong Kong, was recently updated with listings for Ninja Gaiden Trilogy, on both PS4 and Nintendo Switch.First spotted on Reddit, both listings have since been removed, though you can still reach a cached version of the Switch page. The release supposedly includes Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge. The collection is…

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Xbox Series S leak reveals 500GB internal storage

The Xbox Series S will ship with a smaller internal SSD drive compared to its bigger sibling.The leaks just keep on coming. After Microsoft was forced to hurriedly reveal Xbox Series S‘s design and confirm its $300 price this morning, new information has now come to light.H0x0d_, the same Twitter user who initially showed a snippet of what looked to be Xbox Series S’ official product reveal trailer, has now published the whole thing. Normally, this wouldn’t constitute big news, but since Microsoft didn’t share any details – beyond the price – the full reveal trailer does highlight a couple…

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Xbox Series S officially revealed, priced $300

The price, look and design of Xbox Series S have been officially confirmed following leaks.Update: As expected, Microsoft has made it official. The company confirmed this morning that Xbox Series S is indeed priced $300, and that it delivers “next-gen performance” in the “smallest” Xbox form factor. More details, it promises, will be revealed soon.The official shot doesn’t reveal anything new, but it does confirm the lack of a disc drive. 👀 Let’s make it official! Xbox Series S | Next-gen performance in the ˢᵐᵃˡˡᵉˢᵗ Xbox ever. $299 (ERP). Looking forward to sharing more! Soon. Promise. pic.twitter.com/8wIEpLPVEq — Xbox (@Xbox)…

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New Sonic the Hedgehog games are coming in 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 7 September 2020 19:52 GMT Mario may be celebrating his 35th anniversary, but erstwhile rival mascot Sonic the Hedgehog is here to remind you that another big gaming milestone is coming up, too.A new Sega ad has been printed in a licensing resource aimed at retailers and licensees that outlines 2021 as a ‘year of celebration’ for all things Sonic the Hedgehog (thanks, Tails Channel).As per pages 90 and 91 of the document, the iconic character’s 30th anniversary will be “a year of celebration – new games, digital content, events, major announcements and a tailored licensing programme.”Note…

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Italian operator Morte arrives in Call of Duty Warzone tomorrow

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 7 September 2020 18:57 GMT Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone gets their newest operator tomorrow, September 8.The latest playable character coming to the Infinity Ward shooter is called Morte, and he’s somewhere between Italian special forces operator and – for some reason – a cowboy.Activision says that the character has “an Old-West inspired look that reflects his passion for Italian-Western movies.”Weirdly, the new operator is actually based on a real person: Italian rapper Fabio Rovazzi. Apparently, the musician (who is massive in Italy, by the way)  met the studio’s Italian technical artist, Bernardo Antoniazzi,…