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Respawn is working on a new single-player adventure

By Sherif Saed 23 July 2021 09:41 GMT Respawn Entertainment is looking for people to join a small team working on a new adventure.Apex Legends, Jedi: Fallen Order and Titanfall developer Respawn has announced that it’s working on a new single-player adventure game. The news was shared by Mohammad Alavi, the project’s creative director, on Twitter alongside a series of job openings.Watch on YouTubeRespawn is seeking a lead technical game designer, a senior technical game designer, a senior combat designer and a senior level designer to work on the incubation project.As Alavi noted, those hires will be joining a “small…

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Apex Legends: Emergence brings Ranked Arenas to the game on August 3

By Stephany Nunneley 22 July 2021 20:00 GMT During EA Play Live 2021, Respawn and EA revealed that Apex Legends: Emergence, the next major update for the game, will launch next month.To get you pumped for it, a new Apex Legends trailer was released and provides a look at the new Legend, Seer. The video also includes a look at the latest weapon making its way into the game as well as the “chaos” it and Seer will bring to the arena. Watch on YouTubeThe video also gives you a first look at Seer’s abilities and how he offers a…

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District 9 director Neill Blomkamp is making a multiplayer online shooter

Neill Blomkamp has flitted around the periphery of the gaming world for a few years now. Even before he made his first, and best, movie District 9, he was working on a Halo film. He recently filmed a trailer for Anthem, too. But now he’s really getting into games. He’s joined Gunzilla Games as their “chief visionary officer”, and their debut first game will be an online shooter. There’s nothing else we know about the game right now, but least we know the trailer will be a banger. Read more

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Fall Guys Season 5 adds six new rounds, Squads mode

By Sherif Saed 19 July 2021 13:29 GMT The next Fall Guys season is bringing a lot of new content to the game.Mediatonic today unveiled Season 5 for Fall Guys, which goes live in the game tomorrow, July 20. As previously revealed, Season 5 has a jungle adventure theme.Watch on YouTubeOne of the bigger news for Fall Guys players is the arrival of Squads mode, which debuts with Season 5. Throughout the season, you’ll also see limited-time Duos and Trios modes. Limited Time Events are the other big addition in the new season. These work as you’d expect, offering a…

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Helicopters are coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator in 2022

By Sherif Saed 19 July 2021 10:18 GMT It looks like helicopters will finally arrive in Microsoft Flight Simulator next year.Microsoft Flight Simulator developer Asobo has, in the latest development update, shared a detailed roadmap of everything coming to the game over the course of the summer.Watch on YouTubeThe developer also offered a rare look at all the features the community has been asking for, and what stage of development, if any, they’re in. The most requested, by far, is the addition of helicopters, which has garnered over 1,500 votes. In the development schedule, helicopters were marked as ‘Planned’, with…

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Rainbow Six Extraction delayed to 2022, Rider’s Republic delayed to October

By Stephany Nunneley 16 July 2021 17:54 GMT Ubisoft has delayed two of its games. Rainbow Six Extraction and Rider’s Republic have both been delayed by Ubisoft. Watch on YouTubePlanned for a September 16 release, the next Rainbow Six will instead be released in January 2022. “Our ambition with Rainbow Six Extraction is to deliver a full-fledged AAA experience that changes the way you play and think about cooperative games,” said Ubisoft in a statement. “With unique features like Missing In Action or The Sprawl, every mission is set to be a tense and challenging experience in which you’ll lead…

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For Honor’s first new hero this year is a Samurai who fights with a Shikomizue

By Sherif Saed 16 July 2021 13:21 GMT For Honor is getting a new hero in Season 2.The next update in For Honor will introduce a new hero to the game, as promised. On Thursday, Ubisoft revealed their identity for the first time, and sharing more details about them.Watch on YouTubeThe Kyoshin arrive in For Honor on July 22 with title update 2.0, which is essentially a mid-season update for Year 5 Season 2. The Kyoshin – joining the Samurai faction – are mystical warriors who fight with a concealed Shikomizue blade and its scabbard. There’s a bit of supernatural…

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Zelda Skyward Sword: how to get to Beedle’s flying shop to buy adventure pouch & wallet upgrades

Some of Skyward Sword’s most important upgrades are only found in an easily-skippable shop – Beedle is back, baby. Watch on YouTubeWhile the most exciting items you get in Zelda are always those awarded in dungeons, some of the most important are a little more boring – things that allow you to carry more Rupees or other less-interesting items you find on your journey that nevertheless feel rather essential. In The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword, most of these key items are found in Beedle’s Airshop. Here’s a few of the key items you’ll be able to get from Beedle,…

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This week’s Black Ops Cold War update added PS5 DualSense Controller support for PC

By Stephany Nunneley 15 July 2021 21:17 GMT Those who own a PS5 DulSense should know Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War now supports the controller on PC.The Season 4 Reloaded update for Black Ops Cold War stealthily added DualSense support on PC today, though the feature wasn’t included in the patch notes, apparently.Watch on YouTubeWith the controller, the game now also supports haptics, but, should you not be interested in trigger haptics, you can turn them off in the game’s setting under the “Controller” tab (thanks, reddit [1] [2]).Today’s update also includes the 6v6 map Rush, new weapons, new multiplayer…

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Resident Evil Village crack significantly improves performance, and Capcom is promising a fix

By Sherif Saed 15 July 2021 12:41 GMT Resident Evil Village does indeed run better when you crack it.Earlier this week, it came to light that Resident Evil Village‘s implementation of the anti-piracy DRM Denuvo (as well as Capcom’s own DRM layer) are the main reasons behind the game’s constant stuttering on PC.Watch on YouTubePirates said that using a crack eliminates all of these problems, and they have been proven right. Digital Foundry put these claims to the test, and found that DRM is indeed the cause of Village’s troubles on PC. The tech outlet’s latest video, seen above, demonstrates…

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Skyward Sword HD is giving me a newfound appreciation for what was previously one of my least-favorite Zelda titles

Skyward Sword is actually a little better than I remember it – but it’s no all-timer. Watch on YouTubeLet’s rip the band-aid off. I’ve been on the record saying it a lot, even on the recent editions of the VG247 podcast-that’s-not-a-podcast: I don’t think The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is a truly great game. In the past, I’ve said that in much stronger and less friendly terms, too – but the new HD Remaster on Switch has me reconsidering my stance somewhat.I’m not going to do a complete u-turn, though. I’ve said in the past that I think people…

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Warner Bros. Games says NetherRealm Studios and TT Games are not being sold

By Sherif Saed 12 July 2021 10:38 GMT Warner Bros. Games has denied rumours that NetherRealm and TT Games are up for sale.Over the weekend, a new leak suggested that Warner Bros. is looking to sell Mortal Kombat creator NetherRealm Studios, as well as its Lego games house TT Games. The information came from Windows Central’s Jez Corden, who revealed on his Xbox Two podcast that he’d seen documents where the two studios were described as no longer “in the scope” of the company’s future.Watch on YouTubeCorden suggested that the decision to sell may have something to do with performance…

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Have You Played… Penko Park?

If you’ve been staring longingly at your Nintendo Switch lately and wishing there was something akin to a grown-up Pokemon Snap-alike to play on PC, then get thee to Penko Park. It’s a very similar deal. As a budding photographer, you trundle through the aforementioned park on-rails, snapping away at its peculiar wildlife. Some of its creatures are super cute. Others are downright disturbing. But it’s all good, cosy fun. Read more

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The Apex Legends Thrillseekers event features a new Arena map, weekly rewards, more

Apex Legends players have a new event to look forward to.The Thrillseekers event is coming to Apex Legends, and it includes a new Arenas map, weekly rewards tracks, and some new looks.Watch on YouTubeKicking off next week on July 13, the Thrillseekers event will feature the new Overflow map, which is lane-focused and each area is separated by lava-filled structures. Combat on this map tends to favor short to medium ranges along with POI: Slope or Overlook.Overlook is a long, open area with a height advantage, while Slope offers high grounds which can be used for flanks or defensive setups.With…