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Bugsnax launches expansion and hits Steam this month

April 28th is the big day for Bugsnax, developers Young Horses announced today. That’s when it will: 1) add a whopping great new campaign in a free update; 2) end its Epic Games Store exclusivity and hit Steam; 3) arrive on Game Pass; 4) launch on Xbox and Switch. The new campaign, named The Isle Of Bigsnax, will introduce new creatures made of snacks for you to find and capture, and you can meet a few in the new trailer below. Read more

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Hitman 3 hits Steam and Game Pass today, also adds new mode and PC VR

It’s a big day for splendid sandbox stealth stabber Hitman 3, now entering its second year of content and support. The developers, Io Interactive are going hard out the gate by adding the new Elusive Target Arcade mode and bringing VR support to PC. It’s also ending Epic exclusivity today, hitting not only Steam but Game Pass too, with the full trilogy coming to Microsoft’s subscription service. Busy busy. Read more

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Game Pass boasts of 25 million subscribers, adds Danganronpa

Microsoft swallowed up all of Tuesday’s attention with their plan to buy Activision Blizzard for $69 billion, drowning out even good news of their own. Along with surprise, concern, and bafflement, yesterday brought Game Pass news. Yes yes they do plan to add Actiblizz games to Game Pass while they can, but there’s more: 1) the service now has over 25 million subscribers across PC and Xbox; 2) cult classic Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is now on Game Pass. You know, the one with the weird bear and the murdergames. Read more

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As a child, Game Pass on Christmas Day would have felt unbelievable

A lot has changed in the world of video games since I started playing. You’re 12 years old. Video games are a luxury, and rightly so. They’re expensive and you are happy for what you get – maybe two new games over a year. Think hard about what you’re going to choose as you’ll be playing it many, many times. You might get to play a handful more by doing the odd rental or if your friends didn’t also go for the big hitters like you did. Most games are experienced via the pages of video game magazines, often more…

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The Anacrusis launches in early access this January

The cooperative shooter’s continued development will be driven by the fans. In developer Stray Bombay’s latest video devblog, co-founder Chet Faliszek confirmed that the studio’s first game, The Anacrusis, will launch January 13 in early access with its first three episodes. The video also offered some insight into how the company is taking feedback into account with the game’s development. Formed from ex-Valve and Riot veterans, Stray Bombay hopes to distinguish itself with a new take on a classic archetype. The Anacrusis is a Left 4 Dead-style cooperative shooter that takes place on a spaceship and has major 60s vibes…

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Don’t ignore this Xbox Game Pass hidden gem: a 3D platformer like nothing else

If you enjoy a good platformer and are also partial to a bit of Floor is Lava on Netflix (it’s good, honestly), then I’ve got the ideal Game Pass game for you. Imagine the tight 3D movement found in Mario games, but transport yourself into a first-person view, then load the world up with fast-moving trucks that are being driven rather chaotically.Watch on YouTubeThat is the basic premise of the Xbox Game Pass gem ClusterTruck, developed and published by tinyBuild and Landfall Games. You start standing on the top of a truck (the kind used for long-distance haulage, not a…

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Here’s a third off 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for Prime Day

By James Pickard 22 June 2021 17:09 GMT It’s pretty clear that Microsoft has been on a roll lately with Xbox Game Pass – and now’s your chance to join the gaming subscription service for cheap.As part of the Amazon Prime Day sale, you can now get a 3 month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership for $29.99. That’s a saving of 33% off the usual price.It’s a great deal if you’re already a member looking to top up your existing subscription time for less or are returning after a lapse in membership.Watch on YouTubeHowever, it’s an offer that gets even…

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Back 4 Blood may be on Xbox Game Pass day one

By Sherif Saed 12 June 2021 10:02 GMT Warner Bros. may have leaked a big Back 4 Blood announcement.Back 4 Blood, the co-op shooter from Left 4 Dead creator Turtle Rock, could be launching into Xbox Game Pass. The news was leaked in the description of a YouTube livestream of the game’s upcoming PvP reveal.Watch on YouTubeAs spotted by EricKillMongerz on Reddit, towards the bottom of the blurb, It’s revealed that Back 4 Blood will be on Game Pass on day one, across Xbox as well as PC. The video has since been made private, but it’s likely going to…

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Paradox finally announces Victoria 3

By Stephany Nunneley 21 May 2021 20:07 GMT Victoria 3 is real, and it’s coming to PC.After years of hoping, wishing, and praying, fans of the series can now rest easy as Victoria 3 has finally been announced.Watch on YouTubeThe game takes place in the early 19th century and is a society simulator where you will track the needs and desires of national populations. Each group has its own political and material preferences.There are conservative factions that may “resist political reform” as growing numbers of tradespeople and intellectuals “push for a greater say in how the nation is run.”In it,…

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Co-op brawler Dark Alliance joins Game Pass for PC, Xbox and mobile at launch

By Sherif Saed 14 May 2021 11:06 GMT Dark Alliance is the latest game to be available in Game Pass at launch.Dark Alliance, the Dungeons and Dragons third-person co-op action brawler, will be part of Xbox Game Pass’ line-up at launch. On June 22, the game will be available for players on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Cloud.Watch on YouTubeMaking things even more interesting, Dark Alliance supports cross-play with PC and Xbox, a feature also available at launch. The four-player game takes place in Icewind Dale, and features over 30 monsters from the world of Dungeons and Dragons….

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Dragon Quest Builders 2, Red Dead Online, Outlast 2 and more coming to Xbox Game Pass this month

By Sherif Saed 3 May 2021 14:34 GMT Microsoft has revealed a whole bunch of games coming to Xbox Game Pass over the course of May.The Xbox Game Pass new releases for May kick off with Dragon Quest Builders 2 (which was actually confirmed last week following a leak. The game is coming to PC and console Game Pass on May 4.Watch on YouTubeFIFA 21‘s May 6 release on EA Play also means the game will be available in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and PC Game Pass on the same day.Horror game Outlast 2 also arrives on May 6 for…

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FIFA 21 is coming to EA Play and Xbox Game Pass next week

By Sherif Saed 30 April 2021 13:45 GMT FIFA 21’s turn to join the EA Play library is almost here.EA has announced that the full game of FIFA 21 is joining the standard tier of EA Play beginning May 6 on all platforms. This also means that it’s going to be available as part of Xbox Game Pass on PC, and Game Pass Ultimate on Xbox.Watch on YouTubeTo celebrate the launch, EA Play members will get access to unique in-game challenges and rewards, as well as FIFA Ultimate Team kits and Volta Football gear. EA Play members also get a…

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 is coming to Xbox Games Pass in May

By Dom Peppiatt 26 April 2021 14:09 GMT The sequel to the building and exploration spinoff from the main Dragon Quest series, Dragon Quest Builders 2, is coming to Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass soon.Dragon Quest Builders 2 initially launched worldwide back in July 2019 on both Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, hitting PC a few months later in December 2019 – but the game never made it to Xbox consoles. That’s about to change, however.A Microsoft store page appeared for Dragon Quest Builders 2 over the past 24 hours, noting that the RPG spinoff is coming to Xbox One…

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Check out 15 minutes of Outriders pyromancer gameplay

By Dorrani Williams, Thursday, 1 April 2021 12:42 GMT See what it’s like to play as the pyromancer in People Can Fly’s brand-new shooter.Outriders, the co-op class-based shooter from Square Enix and People Can Fly, is out now, but you might be wondering how the final game shaped up. We’ve been playing the game for a bit and have captured some footage from beyond the demo.In the video above you can see Outriders gameplay as a pyromancer – the class that uses fire to obliterate enemies. It’s pretty neat. There are three other character types to choose from, which we’ve…

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Nier Automata players review-bomb it on Steam to demand a better port

Square Enix’s mistakes with the original PC release of Nier Automata are coming back to haunt it.Last week, Nier Automata – alongside an assortment of games – came to PC Game Pass. Shortly after the game went live, players discovered something very curious: this isn’t the same PC port on sale on Steam.Usually, that just means the Windows Store version is limited in some ways, but this is one of the rare occasions where the Game Pass version is actually superior to one on Steam. It turns out, this is a completely different port.Reports of improved performance, proper windowed full…