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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X, free to existing owners

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 4 September 2020 11:41 GMT To no one’s surprise, there’s going to be a next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.CD Projekt Red has announced today that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is being re-released on PS5 and Xbox Series X in 2021. This improved version will be visually enhanced, and feature upgrades such as ray tracing, and faster loading times.This is the Complete Edition of the game, so it includes both the Blood and Wine, and the Hearts of Stone expansions. The next-gen edition will be available as a standalone purchase for new players…

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Immortals: Fenyx Rising release date, first screens leak

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 4 September 2020 09:42 GMT We now know what kind of game Gods and Monsters – or as it’s now called, Immortals: Fenyx Rising, is.Following on from the rating board leak earlier this week, Immortals: Fenyx Rising has now reached the next logical step on the road to its official reveal: popping up on the Microsoft Store ahead of time.The listing, which has since been removed, confirmed that Immortals: Fenyx Rising will be released December 3. The game will support Smart Delivery, meaning owners on Xbox One will find an upgraded copy waiting for them on…

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WB Games deemed too valuable, AT&T no longer interested in selling – report

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 08:50 GMT AT&T has wised up to the value of its gaming division and will reportedly be keeping it.In June, reports said that AT&T, the parent company of Time Warner, who owns Warner Bros‘ various gaming studios, was looking to sell WB Games in order to pay off some of its debt.The move reportedly garnered interest from Microsoft, Take-Two, EA and others, but no sale was made for what AT&T reportedly saw as a $4 billion transaction. Now, Bloomberg is reporting that the company has changed its mind, having reexamined the unit’s potential…

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Nvidia reveals the 3000 series graphics cards: 3070, 3080 and 3090, doubling last generation’s performance

Consoles, eat your heart out: Nvidia has revealed its latest PC gaming technology.The graphics experts at Nvidia have today revealed their latest graphics card for PC gamers: the GeForce RTX 3070, 3080, and 3090.The cards run a spectrum in terms of power, as you’d imagine, with the RTX 3070 the least powerful and the RTX 3090 the major, ridiculous powerhouse. Even the RTX 3070 offers better performance than the top-tier 2080ti last-generation card that up until now still our top-tier GPU of choice for the best in PC Gaming. The new 30 series GPUs will be releasing in September and…

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Marvel’s Avengers features a battle pass system, earned cosmetics, vendors

Crystal Dynamics has outlined how cosmetics, Challenge Cards, and other items will work Marvel’s Avengers.Marvel’s Avengers will feature a battle pass style system, but only on cosmetic items, and in a breakdown on the official website, Crystal Dynamics outlined how it will work.Any content purchasable with real money in the game will be “aesthetic-only additions,” which the studio says will help “keep the game fresh for years to come.”The real-world currency in Marvel’s Avengers was implemented due to future playable updates being free. These updates will include new characters, story content, missions, and regions.“Our in-game economy is built on a player-first…

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Marvel’s Avengers co-op has no join-in-progress

Marvel’s Avengers has a bit of an outdated approach to online co-op.Marvel’s Avengers developer Crystal Dynamics has been answering some leftover questions, and detailing practically how everything is going to work in the full game. Recently, the developer confirmed the general content of the game’s day one patch, and now, we get to learn more about Avengers’ mission structure, co-op and a few of the limitations that will be there at launch. In the latest blog post, Crystal Dynamics revealed that the game does not allow join-in-progress, at least at launch.In other words, you’ll need to assemble your team before…

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – watch 7 minutes of PS5 gameplay here

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 27 August 2020 21:09 GMT Here’s a new look at Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, which is coming to PlayStation 5. A new look at Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart was shown today during gamescom Opening Night Live, and if you missed it, we have you covered.First announced in June during the PS5 showcase,  it’s coming to you courtesy of Insomniac Games.The game features ray-traced reflections on Clank’s character model and makes use of the PS5’s SSD to allow players to instantly jump through rifts across different dimensions.Today’s real-time PS5 demo goes deep on that, showcasing some of the…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War features next-gen cross-play support, free MP maps, Zombies, more

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was revealed today, and you can check out the campaign trailer below.It was also announced today you can expect free multiplayer and Zombies post-launch content in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.Revealed today after earlier leaks, the game was finally revealed within Warzone as a sequel to the first Black Ops title.The game takes place in 1981 and features a conspiracy story, where “deception and subterfuge” make up the single-player campaign, developed by Raven Software.You will encounter historic figures and learn “hard truths” as you battle through locales like East Berlin, Turkey, Vietnam, Soviet-era Moscow, and more.Your…

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Borderlands 3’s final DLC, Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck, is coming September 10

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 25 August 2020 15:00 GMT Borderlands 3’s final DLC is a mystery no more.As promised, Gearbox has today officially unveiled Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck, the fourth campaign add-on for Boderlands 3. The DLC arrives September 10 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.Psycho Krieg explores what makes the game’s crazed psychos so ridiculously bloodthirsty. The story takes place inside the mind of famed psycho Krieg, as scientist Patricia Tannis believes they have been driven mad by the knowledge of a place called Vaulthalla. The DLC’s unusual setting promises to be completely different from the game’s…

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Fortnite staying off the App Store for now, but Unreal Engine tools won’t be affected, rules judge

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 25 August 2020 08:55 GMT Apple has eked out a small win against Epic Games.In the latest development of Epic Games’ battle with Apple, a judge has ruled that Fortnite can remain off the App Store, but Apple cannot remove Unreal Engine and its tools.Following Epic’s spat with Apple over the right to offer an alternative payment option in Fortnite that circumvents Apple’s payment system, the iPhone maker pulled the game off the App Store. Later, Apple gave Epic Games a couple of weeks to make Fortnite compliant with its policies once again, or risk losing…

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 5 Reloaded brings King Slayer to Warzone and more

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 5 Reloaded is an upcoming update set to introduce new trials, rewards, weapons, and more to both Warzone and Modern Warfare. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 5 Reloaded kicks off at 7am BST on August 25, while the official Games of Summer event begins three days later on August 28 at 6pm BST/1pm ET/10am PT. The occasion will see players from all over the world represent their country in a variety of Trials, which allow them to earn medals for the country they’re representing.There are five Trials overall and they will be available…

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The Red Lantern, Black Myth: Wu Kong and more of our favourite indie games this week

It’s been quite the busy week for indie game news. Between Nintendo’s Indie World debuts, and the show’s various shadow drops, Switch owners have plenty of games to look forward to and play even as the first-party slate dries up.You are, of course, reading our weekly hidden indie gems feature where the aim is to bring you a couple of new indie games on the horizon, and some that can be played this weekend.Hot indie games week of August 17Black Myth: Wu KongSmall Chinese teams continue to impress with production values you’d expect from Western AAA developers. The latest project…

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Call of Duty: Warzone patch fixes FAMAS shotgun bug, nerfs the Bruen again

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 21 August 2020 09:10 GMT Infinity Ward has squeezed in one more Call of Duty: Warzone patch before the end of the week.Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare have received a new patch overnight to address some outstanding problems, and a few that emerged following the launch of Season 5.The highlight is a fix to the recently discovered FAMAS (FR 5.56) shotgun exploit, which caused the weapon’s under-barrel shotgun to deal massive damage, which some players have been exploiting.The Bruen MK9 LMG, which only just got nerfed, has been hit with another round of balance…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War officially confirmed as this year’s game, reveal on August 26

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 20 August 2020 08:40 GMT A week of Easter egg hunts and an elaborate ARG have led us to the first official teaser for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.Activision has officially, in an unusual way, confirmed the name of this year’s Call of Duty. As industry reports suggested earlier this year, and backed up by Doritos bags, this year’s game is titled Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.Over the past few days, the company has been running a big ARG that involved sending Call of Duty YouTubers slide projectors, which would later point…

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Deathloop delayed to Q2 2021

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 15:11 GMT Deathloop has been pushed back by nearly half a year.Arkane has announced today that Deathloop, the studio’s stylish, time-looping new shooter, will not ship this holiday as previously planned. Instead, the game is now targeting the second quarter of 2021, meaning it’ll be released between early April and late June.In a message to fans released on Twitter, Arkane Lyon blamed the challenges brought on by working from home for the delay, saying that it has proven difficult to deliver the level of quality and polish expected without pushing back the release…