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George R. R. Martin’s work on Elden Ring was finished “years ago”

It sounds like George R. R. Martin isn’t as involved in Elden Ring’s development as you might think.Had it not leaked ahead of time, the news that George R. R. Martin is working with FromSoftware on its next project would have been one of the all-time best surprises in games. But since Elden Ring was officially revealed, and we learned what role he played in its development, we haven’t really heard anything from the author about his work on the game.Watch on YouTubeMartin recently spoke to local news station WTTW during a trip to receive an honorary doctorate from his…

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Elden Ring Director Finally Opens Up About His Latest Epic

Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest kicked off E3 2021 with an incredible look at Elden Ring, the next major action-RPG adventure from Dark Souls developer From Software. And while it was fantastic to see more of the upcoming game two years after its initial announcement, the dense trailer provoked more questions than answers. IGN recently sat down with Elden Ring director Hidetaki Miyazaki, who provided some more tantalizing details about what players can expect from the highly anticipated release.If you’ve been living under a rock for the last two years, this whole thing might seem confusing, so here’s a quick…

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The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes comes to consoles and PC in October

By Dom Peppiatt 11 June 2021 01:41 GMT The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes release date has been revealed by Bandai Namco and Supermassive Games.Following on from Man of Medan and Little Hope, the next game in the Dark Pictures series is coming to PC and consoles just in time for Halloween on October 22.The third installment in Supermassive Games’ horror anthology is set during the 2003 Iraq War, and follows a group of American and Iraqi soldiers as they investigate a strange, subterranean lair that turns out to be an ancient temple.Take a look at the reveal trailer below…

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Guilty Gear Strive has the most in depth tutorial of any fighting game

By Dorrani Williams 8 June 2021 14:15 GMT There has never been a better time to learn fighting games.I remember playing fighting games with my friends and family when I was younger, and when I say playing I mean spamming buttons as Eddie Gordo in Tekken and praying to God I’d win.I did win a few games back then but 90% of the time I was just a walking punching bag and the same still applies to this day. I suck! But I have a feeling that will all change with Guilty Gear Strive.In the video below I speak about…

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Here’s Your E3 2021 Schedule, From Ubisoft To Nintendo

As fan registration opens for access to the E3 2021 portal and app, organizers have released a tentative schedule of virtual press conferences for the four-day event, starting with Ubisoft and Gearbox Entertainment on Saturday, June 12, and ending with Nintendo on Tuesday, June 15. The four-day show, hosted by Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez, Jacki Jing, and Greg Miller, will feature panels, game demos, celebrity cameos, and other means of filling the time, punctuated by press conferences and presentations by major publishers. Here’s the basic run-down of the show’s major beats. Hopefully, we’ll get specific timing on all of the publisher…

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The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes teaser released ahead of full reveal

By Stephany Nunneley 19 May 2021 20:11 GMT The third installment of The Dark Pictures Anthology, House of Ashes, is on the way and Supermassive has released a teaser for it.This teaser for The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes comes ahead of a more in-depth look at the installment on May 27.Watch on YouTubeOn that day, the first look at gameplay will be revealed at 9am PT, 12pm ET, 5pm UK.Here’s the blurb:The year is 2003, and in the shadow of the Zagros mountains in Iraq, a military unit comes under fire from Iraqi forces. The resulting firefight causes…

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Take a look at the Guilty Gear Strive story trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt 17 May 2021 20:42 GMT Bandai Namco and Arc System Works have revealed the Guilty Gear Strive story trailer today, ahead of the game’s launch in June.Fighting games stories are typically off-the-wall, hyperactive nonsense – and any Guilty Gear veteran will tell you this series is no different.Still, players typically only want an excuse to see electric match-ups, take a tour of all the stages, and have a reason to go all-out with their chosen characters when it comes to single-player modes in fighting games… and it looks like the eighth mainline installment in the series is…

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Elden Ring may not be released before April 2022

We have no idea when Elden Ring will be released, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to be anytime soon.Elden Ring, FromSoftware’s next big project, has been nothing more than a dream only the studio’s most loyal fans have kept alive. Since the game’s reveal in 2019, not a single official word about it has been said.Watch on YouTubeUnfortunately for everyone, it looks like this will continue to be the case for the foreseeable future. Kadokawa Corp., the parent company of developer FromSoftware, has published its earnings forecast for the full fiscal year, ending March 31, 2022.In its FY2022…

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Guilty Gear Strive’s next beta coming to PS5 and PS4 in May

We’re getting one more Guilty Gear Strive beta before release.Just a few days after February’s Guilty Gear Strive beta, developer Arc System Works pushed back the game’s release all the way to June. The move was sudden, particularly as the February beta was supposed to be the last chance to play the game ahead of launch.Watch on YouTubeTo compensate for the delay, Arc System Works said it will try to make another beta available ahead of launch. Well, the studio has now confirmed that it’s actually happening.The next Guilty Gear Strive open beta, live May 13-16, will be available on…

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Battle royale game Pac-Man 99 launches today on Nintendo Switch

By Dom Peppiatt, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 09:21 GMT Nintendo has revealed Pac-Man 99, and the new multiplayer game that riffs on the battle royale genre will be coming to Nintendo Switch Online subscription service today.Seemingly taking inspiration from other retro classics that have all been hopping on the battle royale bandwagon lately (looking at you Tetris 99 and Super Mario Bros. 35), Pac-Man 99 shoves you and 99 other players into a lobby and tests you to see who the last one munching away is going to be.It works similarly to Tetris 99, really – each player has their…

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Lidia Sobieska, a fictional Polish Prime Minister, joins Tekken 7 tomorrow

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 22 March 2021 18:57 GMT Bandai Namco has announced Tekken 7‘s next character: a DLC fighter called Lidia Sobieska, who is the fictional Prime Minister of Poland.After teasing a new downloadable fighter back in February, Bandai Namco has finally lifted the lid on the last character in the game’s Season 4 Season Pass, following on from the addition of Kunimitsu who arrived in-game in October.“After the Tekken​ Force arrived into parts of Poland, the Polish citizens cried out for a stronger leader and Lidia answered that call!” notes her official description.She’ll arrive in the game on…

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Use Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice weapons in Dark Souls 3 with this cool mod

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 8 March 2021 20:27 GMT Ever wanted to bring the breakneck speed of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice to the slower and heavier Dark Souls 3? Well, you’re in luck.As spotted by our friends over at RockPaperShotgun, Rogier “Rhodan” Noordhuizen has been hard at work of Blades Of Ashina – a mod that takes the movesets and weapons you’ll find in From Software’s critically-acclaimed 2019 game and weaves them into the doomed, gothic world of Dark Souls 3. You can download the mod now at Nexus Mods.The mod first came out in June 2020, but another update arrived…

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Guilty Gear Strive may get another beta ahead of delayed released date

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 7 March 2021 15:59 GMT Guilty Gear Strive developer Arc System Works announced earlier this week that the fighting game was getting pushed back to June – but it may at least get another beta.After the developer posted a note to Twitter, explaining online lobbies and server stability need work – hence the delay – the studio has now noted that the game may get another beta ahead of launch to check everything is working as it should do.During the New Game+ Expo, Arc System Works noted that another beta test is being considered with improvements in line…

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot gets new Trunks: The Warrior Of Hope DLC later this year

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 7 March 2021 14:43 GMT Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is getting its final DLC later this year in a new episode called Trunks: The Warrior Of Hope.After two DLC episodes that have stayed faithful to the Dragon Ball Super anime, this game’s next – and final – chapter is going back to some old-school classic Dragon Ball content.DLC 3 is travelling to a future timeline that takes place 13 years after the Android saga where Androids 17 and 18 kill the best combatants on earth…. except Gohan and Trunks. Check out the cinematic trailer showing off…

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Dragon Ball FighterZ gets Gogeta SS4 later this week

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 7 March 2021 12:37 GMT Bandai Namco has revealed that Gogeta SS4 is coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ later this week, and revealed a new trailer for the powerful fighter.During the Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour event that took place on Saturday, March 6, the publisher revealed that the newest fighter to fill out the burgeoning roster would arrive on March 12. If you own FighterZ Pass 3, you will be able to play as Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta on March 10.Gogeta, who was announced alongside Super Baby 2 back in December 2020, is known to Dragon Ball…