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Outriders players are being offered an appreciation package for launch woes

Due to some problems with Outriders at launch, People Can Fly is handing out an appreciation package to make up for any issues you may have faced.According to the developer, there were some issues with connectivity over the launch weekend of Outriders (thanks, Massively OP).People Can Fly said the issue stemmed from the externally hosted database seeing issues that only appeared at extreme loads.“After working on Outriders for more than five years, we were as disappointed as you that the launch weekend did not go as planned,” said People Can Fly. “We ran into connectivity issues, [but] our team worked…

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New Pokemon Snap’s latest Japanese trailer features 6 minutes of gameplay

By Alex Donaldson 9 April 2021 11:05 GMT The Pokemon Company and Nintendo have released a new trailer for New Pokemon Snap, showcasing a variety of events and gameplay. Watch on YouTubeThe new six-minute trailer gives an overview of what fans can expect when they pick up the game and travel to the the Lental region, its setting. The video, which is titled a “Lental Region Snap Guide”, is likely to soon be made available in English – but since it’s been publicly released for several hours now with no sign, we figured we’d post the Japanese version. There was…

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Cliff Bleszinski may be getting ready to step back into the gaming world

Veteran game developer Cliff Bleszinski is teasing a new project over on Twitter, but the Gears of War and Lawbreakers designer is being coy about just what the project is… for now.Cliff Bleszinski, who you may also know by the very-2000s monikers CliffyB or Dude Huge, achieved infamy in the games industry when he shot to fame thanks to his work as lead designer of Gears of War.Since then, he worked on a range of other projects – including the doomed Lawbreakers and Radical Heights – before taking a break from the industry in 2018. It seems the draw of…

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Deadly Premonition 2 is coming to PC this year

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 17:37 GMT Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise is coming to PC this year, according to publisher Rising Star Games.As noted in its 2020 annual report, Deadly Premonition 2 will be heading to Steam sometime this year (thanks, Gematsu).The game was originally released last summer for Nintendo Switch, the release was not without controversy due to both framerate issues and transgender depiction.A patch was released which addressed poor trans representation and the framerate.The game is a sequel to Deadly Premonition and takes place in present-day Boston. Through storytelling, you will go back…

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Forza 8 closed playtest registration is now open

By Dom Peppiatt, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 10:11 GMT Turn 10 has revealed that it’ll be bringing the community in to help it test Forza 8, and that the developer will be using the feedback to help shape its next racing game.If you’re interested in trying out Forza Motorsport 8 before it officially hits the shelves, look sharp. Keen to court the community and listen to feedback from players, Turn 10 plans to host a special Forza panel designed to collect information from its players.Better yet, anyone that takes part in the panel will be given access to a closed…

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Battle royale game Pac-Man 99 launches today on Nintendo Switch

By Dom Peppiatt, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 09:21 GMT Nintendo has revealed Pac-Man 99, and the new multiplayer game that riffs on the battle royale genre will be coming to Nintendo Switch Online subscription service today.Seemingly taking inspiration from other retro classics that have all been hopping on the battle royale bandwagon lately (looking at you Tetris 99 and Super Mario Bros. 35), Pac-Man 99 shoves you and 99 other players into a lobby and tests you to see who the last one munching away is going to be.It works similarly to Tetris 99, really – each player has their…

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BioWare outlines changes you can expect with the Mass Effect Legendary Edition

The Mass Effect Legendary Edition team at BioWare has outlined details on what to expect in the remaster.These outlined changes to the Mass Effect Legendary Edition include gameplay tuning, rebalancing, and more.Alongside the aforementioned, you can expect additional gameplay improvements to all three titles, the Mako for Mass Effect, and Galaxy at War rebalancing for Mass Effect 3.With combat tuning, BioWare said it wanted to make the experience better across the board, but not change what fans have come to love about the games.In the first Mass Effect, accuracy, including reticle bloom and weapon sway, has been tuned across all…

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Outriders might be great but it gives a terrible first impression

A game’s opening moments really set the tone and level of expectation. Outriders’ intro fails, completely.Outriders has found itself in a rather nice spot. April is barren of new releases until the very end of the month, giving the People Can Fly shooter a nice bit of runway to establish itself with a gaming community eager for something new. Early impressions suggest Outriders might be worth the investment (or download on Xbox Game Pass), but boy does it get off to a rocky start.Everyone can point to a game with a memorable opening. First to my mind is the incredible…

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Remedy’s next game with Epic is Alan Wake 2 – report

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 1 April 2021 10:20 GMT It looks like Remedy will be going back to Alan Wake with its next big project.A little over a year ago, Remedy announced signing a publishing deal with Epic Games to produce two games for PC and consoles.According to VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb, one of those is Alan Wake 2. Grubb revealed this on his Twitch show, explaining that Remedy had been looking for a publisher to help it fund Alan Wake 2, and Epic offered the best deal. The reporter didn’t reveal any other details about the game, just that it…

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CoD: Warzone adds new powerful Bombardment and Foresight killstreaks

These are sure to mix things up.Two new rather powerful killstreaks have been added into Call of Duty: Warzone.As spotted by CoD leaks site Modern Warzone, the first of these is Foresight, a new killstreak that costs $20,000 to purchase from Containment Monitor Stations and allows teams to see every circle for the remainder of a match when used. This definitely gives players a huge advantage when it comes to being the last ones standing as the position of the playzone can be the deciding factor in victory in battle royale games.The second new killstreak is Bombardment, which lets players…

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales update adds new suit and realistic muscle deformation

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 30 March 2021 20:52 GMT Insomniac Games has handed Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales players a new Spidey suit with the latest update.Rolling out today, the Spider-Man: Miles Morales update brings the Advanced Tech Suit to the game, and also includes some various fixes.One of the cool things being added, but only to the PS5 version, is realistic muscle deformation on select suits.What Insomniac has done is fully simulated the character from the inside-out, using techniques only previously available for films.This tech allows deformation which you will see on the surface of the costume. What this means…

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Activision is starting to shrink Call of Duty Warzone file size in Season 2 Reloaded patch

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 29 March 2021 19:26 GMT As part of Call of Duty Warzone‘s Season 2 Reloaded update, Activision has managed to crunch down the file size of the famously huge title.There have been multiple stories surrounding the impressively huge file size for Call of Duty Warzone, and Activision is about to shrink it down with a new update.Season 2 Reloaded lands in the game on March 30, and alongside introducing a slew of new features to the game, the developer and publisher have somehow managed to crunch the file size down to a much smaller number.“Season Two Reloaded also…

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Capcom is using a ‘life-size’ Lady Dimitrescu to promote Resident Evil Village

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 28 March 2021 16:30 GMT Capcom is really playing up to the massive height of Lady Dimitrescu (no pun intended) to promote Resident Evil Village in Hong Kong.The towering 9′ 6″ vampire, Lady Dimitrescu, has been making headlines for Resident Evil Village, and now Capcom is really leaning into the surprising popularity of the internet’s favorite giant woman.As per a Facebook post from Capcom Asia, the publisher is starting to publicize the game by sending out ‘life-size’, to-scale cutouts of Village’s primary antagonist (thanks, TheGamer).If you’ve ever wanted to feel just how small you’d feel beside…

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Second Extinction coming to Xbox Game Preview in April

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 27 March 2021 13:19 GMT Systemic Reaction has announced that its co-op FPS Second Extinction will release on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and the Microsoft Store for PC on April 28 via Xbox Game Preview. It will also be available that day on Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC. Players will be able to experience Second Extinction at 4K/60 FPS on Xbox Series X, as well as on mobile devices via xCloud.In Second Extinction, a team of up to three players is pitted against swarms of dinosaurs across Earth’s post-apocalyptic wastelands. You…

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Nobody Saves the World is a new action-RPG coming from the developers of Guacamelee

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 26 March 2021 18:13 GMT Drinkbox Studios, the folks who brought you Guacamelee, has revealed Nobody Saves the World.Revealed during the ID@Xbox Twitch Gaming Showcase, Nobody Saves the World is a “new twist” on action RPGs and it’s coming out later this year.As a character named Nobody, you find a powerful magic wand that allows you to swap into different forms –  each with its own unique gameplay mechanics –  to clear dungeons, solve puzzles, and complete quests. It also features an original soundtrack by Sword and Sworcery composer Jim Guthrie.“Nobody Saves the World is full…