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Google have started issuing refunds for Stadia games and hardware

Google have started issuing refunds for their recently canned game streaming service, Stadia. Those who’d bought any games, hardware or add-ons have already been told they’ll get their money back by January 18th, which is when the lights go out and all access to Stadia games shuts off. The situation sucks for the Stadia team, and the numerous developers who were caught short by Google’s failure to communicate Stadia’s imminent demise. If you’ve spent the past three years mostly buying games through Stadia though then crikey, that’s a nice windfall. Read more

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Watch the Ubisoft Forward showcase here

Prepare yourself for some Assassin’s Creed news, announcements, trailers, and other nuggets. Ubisoft Forward returns today with updates and news on multiple games and projects from Ubisoft teams around the world. It all kicks off at 12pm PT, 3pm ET, 8pm UK, and you can watch it here with us. Alternatively, you can hit up YouTube, Twitch, or the official Ubisoft Forward website. Ubisoft has promised to announce updates on upcoming games like Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope and Skull and Bones, as well as a special Assassin’s Creed showcase offering a peek at the future of the franchise….

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Hitman 3 players on Steam to receive free upgrades

Hitman 3 players weren’t too pleased about the initial Steam release. IO Interactive is offering Hitman 3 players an olive branch after the release on Steam “didn’t go as planned.” It seems new Hitman 3 owners and potential customers were a bit miffed at how the game was launched on the service. The issue players had with the game was the various purchase options available for the Hitman games. One of the biggest issues potential customers had was the fact Hitman 3 was priced at $60 for a game without anything but the base content. To appease buyers and potential…

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot sells 4.5 million copies, developer CyberConnect2 announces

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Dragon Ball remains as popular as ever. In a livestream to commemorate the new year, developer CyberConnect2 announced that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, its RPG take on the storylines of the Z series, has sold more than 4.5 million units since its 2020 launch. That’s a hefty slice of Dragon Ball fans, and just goes to show the continued strength of the Dragon Ball franchise thanks to Dragon Ball Super and nostalgia for what is one of the most successful…

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Cyberpunk 2077 manages to be a top seller on Steam in 2021

A terrible beginning didn’t stop the RPG from CD Projekt Red from ultimately being successful. Kotaku reported some interesting tidbits from Valve’s recent stat dump for Steam, most notably that Cyberpunk 2077 quietly became a top seller in 2021. This might come as a surprise to many, as CD Projekt Red’s game has been controversial for being buggy and unfinished. That might be turning around, though. While the very top of the charts are populated by games like New World, Valheim, and Naraka: Bladepoint that generate revenue continuously even after someone starts the game, Cyberpunk managed to make the Silver…

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Modder adds a metro system to Cyberpunk 2077 for those who want to take it slow

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Because a city isn’t complete without public transit. In a medium full of games that fully embraced the concept of fast travel, it’s easy to forget what’s lost in the exchange. All those miles you saved in Skyrim when you instantly travelled between towns are convenient, but you miss out on taking things in, really absorbing the landscape. That’s what modder keanuWheeze aimed to bring to Cyberpunk 2077 when they added a metro system to the game (thanks Destructoid). With…

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The Danny Trejo missions are officially back in Far Cry 6

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The missions were previously accidentally released unfinished before being pulled. Ubisoft announced today that the two DLC missions in Far Cry 6 featuring Hollywood icon Danny Trejo that were previously pulled are back and in complete form, adding to the already content-rich first-person open world shooter. Out today, the free update allows players to team with Trejo in two sequential missions. “Danny & Dani vs. Everybody” is a new Yaran story where “players will need to prevent Antón Castillo’s forces…

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Extreme disc sport sequel Windjammers 2 launching in January

The follow up to the cult classic Neo Geo game is developed by Dotemu. Dotemu, the developer and publisher of beloved 2D revivals of retro franchises such as Streets of Rage and Wonder Boy, announced the release date for its latest revival project, beach sport sequel Windjammers 2, for January 20, bringing a bit of summer fun to get us through the cold winter. Following in the footsteps of Windjammers, the cult classic Data East game for the Neo Geo, Windjammers 2 showcases a unique take on disc-based video game sports, complete with a cast of ten varied characters to…

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Top 7 games releasing in December – Halo Infinite, Solar Ash, and more

We highlight the biggest games coming to consoles and PC in December 2021. December is often a quiet time for new releases, with the Christmas month thought of as being a bit late in the year to unleash blockbuster titles. December 2021 is a bit different as one stonkingly huge game is arriving, having been delayed from its planned release in November 2020. That’s right. Halo Infinite finally unleashes its campaign on December 8. Check out the video above for a rundown of the seven games we reckon are the biggest arriving in December, plus a handful of honorable mentions…

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Riders Republic review: an open-world racing game that lets you do whatever you want

A massive open world playground with a blend of many different disciplines, Riders Republic is a game that doesn’t take itself too seriously, puts fun first and lets you decide how and what you want to progress. Riders Republic starts with a multisport race at the very beginning that serves as a teaser as to what you can expect from the game. It’s high octane, fast and frantic, and once you’ve configured your controls you are shown to the hub area, Riders Ridge. You’ll meet two very enthusiastic characters that’ll be your guides for the rest of the game (they…

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Stadia is experimenting with 30-minute game demos and kicks things off with Hello Engineer

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Stadia has started adding free time-limited trials of games. While only one 30-minute trial is available at present, currently Stadia-exclusive Hello Engineer, it’s at least a start. To give the game a try, all you have to do is log into your account and scroll down to the free trial button, reports 9to5Google. After the trial period is over, you have the option to purchase the game, and all progress made in the demo will carry over. Speaking with The…

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Destiny 2 will charge you extra for dungeons from Witch Queen expansion onwards – and fans aren’t happy

New dungeons coming in with the Witch Queen expansion are tied to the deluxe edition, gating them off for people who buy the regular expansion. It looks like you’re going to have to pay extra to access the new dungeons coming to Destiny 2 with the Witch Queen expansion in Year 5 of the game. The new dungeons that will be added to Destiny 2 in 2022 and beyond won’t be included in the standard versions of Witch Queen, or in the various Year 5 season passes, Bungie has clarified today. That means, if you want to acces all the…

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Ubisoft may have leaked the Rainbow Six Extraction release date

The game previously known as Rainbow Six Quarantine may be due to land early next year, per a seemingly accidental update on Ubisoft’s own website. It looks like Ubisoft may have accidentally given us an insight as to when Rainbow Six Extraction, its upcoming, oft-delayed PvE co-op game, may launch. The game – previously known as Rainbow Six Parasite, then Rainbow Six Quarantine before the publisher changed it in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic – may be set to arrive on January 20, 2022, per a recently updated page on Ubisoft’s website (thanks, VGC). Extraction – in case you’ve…

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Far Cry 6 Seeds of Love – All Lorenzo’s children locations

Far Cry 6 The Seeds of Love is another Yaran Story in El Este, one with a substantial XP reward and a new charm up for grabs. It’s also a tedious quest that sends you to nearly every corner of the province as you hunt down Lorenzo’s lost progeny. Lucky for you, we’ve done the legwork already. Here’s where to find all of Lorenzo’s children in Seeds of Love. Far Cry 6 Seeds of Love – Lorenzo’s children locations Most of Lorenzo’s children are concentrated in El Este’s central farmland region around Sierra Perdida, so you might as well start…