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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Monopoly Edition now for sale

By Jessica Reyes 6 July 2021 19:22 GMT Animal Crossing: New Horizons Monopoly boards reportedly appeared in United States stores before an official announcement. Now, still without an official announcement, Entertainment Earth opened pre-orders for the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition Monopoly game on its website. AC fans can now pre-order the special edition board game for $24.99. Older Animal Crossing fans already joke about Tom Nook’s capitalistic tendencies, so it’s not surprising that this finally happened. However, this edition doesn’t actually involve building rows of villager homes. Instead of bankrupting friends with hotels and utilities, the Animal Crossing board game…

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Apex Legends as a platform for LGBTQ+ representation should be the standard

“I’m queer myself. Representation means a lot to me. I grew up in the ‘80s and ‘90s where you had to really read between the lines to find any sort of representation that wasn’t just tragic, terrible, or vilified,” Apex Legends’ lead writer Amanda Doiron tells me. “It made you feel more weird – there was more shame around it. So in Apex, it’s great, because there’s so much there, and there’s different ways to represent it – there’s not one way to be gay. So, it’s quite meaningful to me in that we’re not just continuing to represent a…

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Far Cry 6 leak shows playable villains from the Far Cry series

By Stephany Nunneley 12 June 2021 17:15 GMT Looks like previous villains from the Far Cry series will be playable in Far Cry 6.This is according to a season pass video for Far Cry 6 that leaked overnight. The video has since been taken down by Ubisoft, but a reddit user was able to grab a clip of it in time.Watch on YouTubeGoing by the video, it appears you will be able to play as Vaas from Far Cry 3, Pagan from Far Cry 4, and Joseph from Far Cry 5.It seems the ability to play as these characters might…

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Salt and Sacrifice coming to PlayStation 5 and PC in Q1 2022

By Stephany Nunneley 10 June 2021 20:03 GMT Ska Studios, the developer of the souls like platformer Salt and Sanctuary, has announced the sequel, Salt And Sacrifice.Salt and Sacrifice was announced during Summer Game Fest today.Watch on YouTubeIn the game, the Alterstone Kingdom has criminals facing two choices for their punishment: death or service. Most opt for execution, but “a brave few” choose to live life as Marked Inquisitors who are tasked with hunting Mages.You will be able to choose from one of eight starting classes — Highblade, Paladin, Assassin, Cleric, Dualist, Fighter, Ranger, or Sage — then partake in…

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Save $50 on the Go XLR Mini and get the perfect audio for your streams and videos

By Elizabeth Henges 20 May 2021 21:51 GMT If you’re a content creator, you know that getting the correct audio mix can be tough. The Go XLR Mini makes it easier, and it’s currently on sale at Amazon US.Let me tell you a story about my struggles with the Windows audio settings. There is no telling how Windows will react to having multiple audio sources going off at once, and over the years I’ve dealt with applications inexplicably muted, settings reverting or changing without reason, Windows updates ruining the best-laid plans… the list goes on and on. Making sure Windows plays…

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This Kirby Goal Door statue is too cute to not pre-order

By Elizabeth Henges 29 April 2021 20:06 GMT There’s never enough Kirby merchandise in the world, and this special First 4 Figures statue might be one of the cutest things around.I mean, just look at it! This Kirby and the Goal Door statue is exceptional. This is simply a nice, big statue of the nice, big pink puff. I can’t stop smiling when looking at it! It’s just that cute!It’s so cute, and I know you just feel compelled to pre-order it. Well, good news, as pre-orders are live for the adorable little guy today. Look, there’s even a video:Watch…

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The GOG ‘We Love Games’ sale is now live

By Grace Curtis, Friday, 12 February 2021 16:50 GMT GOG are celebrating Valentine’s day with a romantically infused ‘Games We Love’ sale, which includes their biggest ever discount on the Witcher 3. The iconic slash n’ cast RPG is down 80% to just $9.99 for the Game of the Year edition. Cyberpunk 2077 is also down a tidy 10% to $53.99. If you’ve ever wanted to sample the meatiest games in CD Projekt’s catalogue, now’s your chance. Mixed in with the regular titles is an interesting little curio: the Commander Keen Complete Pack. Commander Keen is a classic id Software series that…

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Pokemon Go maker Niantic launches initiative to help Black game developers

Studios accepted into the program will receive five months of assistance. The developer of mobile title Pokemon Go, Niantic, is rolling out a scheme to support Black game developers.The Black Developers Initiative is a brand new effort by the studio, with the promise of people who are selected receiving five months of funding, mentorship and development support from Niantic’s “leaders” with the aim of completing a playable prototype of their game. The first team to be welcomed into the Black Developers Initiative is Wicked Saints, with its project World Reborn.The studio is looking to work with similar titles to its…

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The next free game on the Epic Store is… Torchlight 2!

By Grace Curtis, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 16:04 GMT Epic’s second last free game is here, and as predicted, it’s the 2012 action-RPG Torchlight 2. Log into the Epic Store any time between now and 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm GMT tomorrow to download the game. You can also get the original Torchlight for half price on Epic and Steam. Download Torchlight 2 on the Epic Store Your quest, if you choose to accept it, is to pick from one of the four character classes and go plunging into a warren of randomly generated dungeons, battling monsters, building experience,…

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Secretlab are still offering discounts on their great big gamer chairs

By Grace Curtis, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 15:33 GMT Let’s do a little experiment. Flex your shoulders back and count how many times your spine goes pop. Personally I’d put it at somewhere between fifteen and thirty, but that’s just me. Maybe it’s time to invest in a better chair – like those gigantic cushioned thrones they sell at Secretlab, which are currently on sale. This offer is actually a holdover from the Christmas sale, which has morphed into an end of year thing, meaning there’s still a few days left to place an order if your lower back is starting…

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Monster Hunter film director inspired by Metal Gear crossover

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 4 December 2020 16:32 GMT The movie is set to launch later this month. The director of the upcoming Monster Hunter film, Paul WS Anderson, has said that the movie is inspired by Konami’s Metal Gear Solid franchise.Speaking on a recent Capcom USA Twitch stream, the director said that the decision to make the film’s protagonist – played by Milla Jovovich – a member of the military was the Hunting Quests side missions for PlayStation Portable title Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. In this release, protagonist Snake has to first creatures such as Rathalos and Tigrex…

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Sony launches Black Friday sale on PSN

By Grace Curtis, Friday, 20 November 2020 19:31 GMT While the mad story of the PS5 launch continues to twist in bizarre directions – the latest development involving, among other things, a box of catfood – PlayStation fans can at least take comfort in a good old fashioned bargain. Black Friday has officially begun on the PlayStation Network, boasting discounts of up to 70% off on selected downloads.A few of the year’s top games are in the mix: The Last of Us Part 2 is going for $30, DOOM Eternal for just $20. It’s a comprehensive list, though PlayStation Plus subscribers should…

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Yakuza producer wants “to get involved” with a “completely different” Sonic the Hedgehog game

Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio producer Daisuke Sato has stated that he’d “like to get involved” with a Sonic the Hedgehog game that would have a “completely different” feel to other games in the series.Ahead of Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th anniversary in 2021, SEGA has conducted an interview with long-time Yakuza producer and Binary Domain director, Daisuke Sato.The developer was asked which non-Yakuza SEGA IP he would most like to get his hands on, given the opportunity – and his response was quite a surprise.“It’s an IP that I haven’t come to before. In the sense that I want to try…

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Demon’s Souls gameplay video shows off the lands of Stonefang

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 29 October 2020 13:34 GMT A new look at Demon’s Souls on PS5 shows off bosses, locales, and more. In this new gameplay video for Demon’s Souls, you get a look at the lands of Stonefang, which is one of the five realms in the game. The previous trailer showcased gameplay from the beginning of the game, in this one, you get a look at the various tunnels and molten areas of the environment which look rather precarious. Returning players will also remember some of the enemies in the area such as the Armored Spider and Flamelurker,…

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Sea of Thieves, Hunt: Showdown, and Warhammer: Chaosbane are free to play with Gold

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 17 September 2020 17:03 GMT Starting today, you can play three games for free with Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.Microsoft is offering three games to play for free this weekend with Gold: Sea of Thieves, Hunt: Showdown, and Warhammer: Chaosbane.In Hunt: Showdown, you will not only be battling monsters but other players as well in the Louisiana swamps as a bounty hunter. The game was recently updated with a new solo PvE mode called Trials which let you complete challenges and earn new rewards.Warhammer: Chaosbane finds you battling Chaos hordes in a world…