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Far Cry 6: release date, pre-orders, trailer, gameplay, and more

Far Cry 6, like all its past iterations, is a game about war. This installation takes place on the fictional Caribbean island Yara, which has fallen from a state of island beauty to wartime horror. Dani Rojas, a military dropout, joins a guerilla resistance force to fight against the island’s dictatorship.Ubisoft originally said it wasn’t political. A blog post on the developer’s site later admitted that the political aspects of the game were intended. But, like the hesitance to admit the game’s politicalness might suggest, there’s a unique, mature story behind the game that overrides any real-life political event it might…

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Cancelled Google Stadia projects reportedly include episodic Kojima Productions horror game

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 28 February 2021 12:07 GMT Reports detailing the situation behind Google Stadia‘s canceled projects shed a little light on a reported Kojima Productions episodic horror game.A VGC report has revealed that Google was talking to Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima about making an “episodic horror game” for the ill-fated cloud streaming platform, Google Stadia.The game may be what Kojima was referring to in Summer 2020 when he vented his chagrin after a game that he’d been working on was killed. The outspoken designer and director told a Japanese publication a “major” project had been canceled….

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Q-Games’ PixelJunk Raiders launches exclusively for Stadia next week

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 14:51 GMT The new rogue-like action game is free if you have Stadia Pro.The latest entry in the PixelJunk series is launching next week, but only on Google Stadia.PixelJunk Raiders was announced via a trailer on the official Stadia YouTube channel and is coming only to Google’s platform on March 1. That’s next Monday. The game is a rogue-like action-adventure title that has players battling their way through a planet called Tantal. The official blurb says that PixelJunk Raiders is taking “full advantage of Stadia’s revolutionary features” including State Share.The game costs $19.99/€19.99…

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PSA: There’s a Far Cry 6 beta email scam going around

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 19 February 2021 18:01 GMT Don’t be fooled.French publisher Ubisoft has said that there’s an email scam claiming to offer access to a Far Cry 6 beta.In a post on Twitter, the company’s support account confirmed that an email received by YouTuber theRadBrad about an upcoming Far Cry 6 beta period was a scam. Apparently, this installs a virus that watches and records everything you do on your screen.“We can confirm the email regarding FC6 beta access is a phishing attempt,” Ubisoft wrote.“It has been reported. Please do not respond if you have received this email…

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Google is closing Stadia’s internal development studios to refocus on platform

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 2 February 2021 09:13 GMT Google has kicked off the new year with some bad news.Google has announced that it’s shutting down both of its internal Stadia game development studios, located in Montreal and Lose Angeles. The company is instead pivoting Stadia to only be a platform.In the short term, this means building the platform features announced back in 2019 at Stadia’s reveal, many of which have yet to materialise. Google is also looking to license its tech to game publishers, though it’s not clear what shape that will take.“We believe this is the best path…

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Bungie introduces seasonal challenges to Destiny 2

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 29 January 2021 18:03 GMT Studio hoping to stop players feeling like they are missing out.Destiny 2 developer Bungie is rolling out new seasonal challenges for its sci-fi shooter.In a blog post, the studio said this new content would cut down on the amount of FOMO that players felt towards Destiny 2. This new system will see 3 to 10 challenges appearing each week to players for the first ten weeks of every season. This will push players to a variety of modes in the game, including strikes, Gambit, and the Crucible, as well as seasonal…

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Bungie tweaks Destiny 2 rewards for Dreaming City and The Moon

The studio wants to incentivise people returning to older areas.Destiny 2 maker Bungie is trying to make players want to visit The Moon and Dreaming City areas once again.In an update on its website, the studio said that it was reissuing the Reverie Dawn and Moon Dreambane armour for the Dreaming City. These apparently drop with high stats when earnt in Shattered Throne or Pit of Heresy. Furthermore, the final chest in Pit of Heresy won’t drop the Masterworked Dreambane armor piece anymore.To replace this, the Dreambane armor piece that players will find now comes with seven armour energy and…

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Google Stadia is getting a native Smart TV app – which is exactly what game streaming needs

Game streaming is slowly clawing its way into a viable position as a mainstream alternative to consoles – and a native TV app is a big step forward. While the ongoing pandemic is preventing the industry from gathering in Las Vegas, the Consumer Electronics Show continues online – and one of the biggest announcements for video games was quietly made by TV maker LG as it revealed its 2021 line-up. That reveal? Several of LG’s new TVs will support native apps for playing Google Stadia games. Some older LG TVs will also get an update to offer the app at…

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Players use #Cyberbug2077 hashtag to share Cyberpunk 2077 bugs

With bugs come memes. And then there’s Twitter trends.With all the overwhelming swarm of bugs – both game-breaking and hilarious – the hashtag #Cyberbug2077 has been trending on Twitter, which players are using to share their glitches and grievances with Cyberpunk 2077.This is mostly a mix of known bugs and glitches previously reported in the CD Projekt Red’s open-world sci-fi RPG – which include textures not loading, models and objects clipping through the environments, and falling through the level.Some people are simply sharing the same clips and memes, while others are using the hashtag to vent their frustrations at CD Projekt…

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Cyberpunk 2077 bug has NPCs stalking players

By Alan Wen, Saturday, 12 December 2020 16:06 GMT Cyberpunk 2077 has been plagued by plenty of bugs – as well as some rude and hilarious ones – but the latest one players have found is just a bit creepy.Some Cyberpunk 2077 players are finding that they’re being followed by certain NPCs.Player staigerd89 took to Reddit to share their story of one creepily attached NPC. “This is absolutely driving me nuts, but an NPC by the name of Hwangbo has been following me since some early side mission. Fast travel will get rid of him for a few minutes, but then I see…

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Cyberpunk 2077 devs will get full bonuses regardless how well the game reviews

CD Projekt Red has reportedly changed its bonus structure so that the Cyberpunk 2077 development team will receive their bonus payouts in full regardless of how well the game reviews.As reported in Bloomberg, the executives of the Polish studio had sent a staff email on Friday that said that everyone will receive full bonus payouts no matter how well Cyberpunk 2077 is reviewed.“We initially had a bonus system that was focused on the game’s ratings and the release date, but after consideration, we believe that measure is simply not fair under the circumstances,” wrote studio head and Cyberpunk’s game director Adam…

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The first Cyberpunk 2077 reviews for PS4 and Xbox One are not pretty

Reviews for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Cyberpunk 2077 are beginning to trickle out shortly after the game’s official launch, and they are not looking good.Console review copies of Cyberpunk 2077 were only made available to the press this week shortly after reviews of the PC version had gone live, so unsurprisingly final reviews are currently few and far between.In most cases, reviewers of the PS4 and Xbox One versions are finding out how CD Projekt Red’s ambitious sci-fi RPG runs at the same time as the public who unlocked their game on December 10. But the first written…

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Cyberpunk 2077 has already made back its development and marketing costs from pre-orders

By Alan Wen, Saturday, 12 December 2020 12:04 GMT Given Cyberpunk 2077 had received eight million pre-orders, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that CD Projekt Red has already made its money back.From pre-order sales alone, Cyberpunk 2077 has already recouped all costs from the game’s development and marketing.This has been confirmed by the management board of CD Projekt S.A. A short financial report states that “the estimated licensing royalties receivable by the Company in association with pre-order sales of Cyberpunk 2077 across all of its digital distribution channels have exceeded the sum total” of both “development expenditures related to the game” as well…

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Cyberpunk 2077 1.04 patch fixes braindance epilepsy triggers

Cyberpunk 2077 has been getting patches around the clock ahead of and following its launch, but the latest patch seems to have fixed its most concerning issue.As first reported by Game Informer’s Liana Ruppert, the review version of Cyberpunk 2077 was found to contain images that could risk triggering seizures in people suffering from photosensitive epilepsy.The worst of these was the game’s braindance sequences, which caused Ruppert to have a grand mal seizure. CD Projekt Red have been quick to react to the news, having added a new ‘risk of seizure’ warning message when players first boot up the game, before…