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New World sees another delay, now releasing in September

By Stephany Nunneley 4 August 2021 20:43 GMT Amazon has delayed the release of its MMO New World.Those looking to try out New World will have to wait an additional month, Amazon has announced.Watch on YouTubeThe delay announcement states that during the recent closed beta, the team was given “a ton of feedback,” and that due to this, it wants to make improvements based on said feedback.“We want New World’s launch to be a smooth and fun experience for all players, and that means making some improvements based on what you encountered during closed beta,” reads the developer update.“So we’re…

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Black Ops Cold War Season 5 seems to confirm Call of Duty Vanguard rumours

By Dom Peppiatt 4 August 2021 10:27 GMT It looks like Call of Duty Vanguard has been officially teased by Activision as a new cryptic easter egg in the Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 5 image has materialized.In a Twitter tease showing off the latest operator – Kitsune – arriving in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War with the launch of Season 5, eagle-eyed fans have also spotted something else.As you can see from the tweet embedded below, it appears a repeated Japanese phrase in the image suggests ‘Vanguard incoming’ – which definitely feels like a hint from…

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Check out the Aqua Shift Special Edition Xbox Wireless Controller

By Stephany Nunneley 3 August 2021 16:43 GMT Microsoft has announced a new color for the Xbox Wireless Controller, and it’s a lovely pearl blue.The Aqua Shift Special Edition Xbox Wireless Controller has been announced by Microsoft, and it’s to be made available starting August 31.Featuring a color-shifting blue shimmer, the prismatic color moves across the controller, making it look as though it is “coming to life in your hands.”Not only does the controller feature a new color, but it also sports rubberized side grips with a unique dual-color swirl on every unit.It features a textured grip on the triggers,…

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The eFootball coming this autumn is basically a demo

By Sherif Saed 3 August 2021 13:27 GMT Konami has revealed more details about the initial launch of eFootball.In case you missed it, Konami announced last month that it’s renaming its football series PES to eFootball, and making it free-to-play. The game’s initial launch is set for sometime this autumn, with a subset of features and a handful of teams.Watch on YouTubeIn a new Twitter FAQ, Konami addressed some concerns, and answered a few of the more common questions. First, Konami explained that the version going live this autumn should be thought of as more of a demo. Everything in…

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The Ascent developers working to bring DLSS to PC version on Game Pass

By Stephany Nunneley 31 July 2021 21:09 GMT Apparently, the Steam version of The Ascent and the PC version available through Game Pass are not the same.This is according to players of The Ascent on PC that noticed the Game Pass version does not support Nvidia’s DLSS and that ray tracing doesn’t work. Watch on YouTubeSeems Neon Giant is on the case though, as it has stated it is working to bring the two versions to parity.“It is being looked at, with the intent of fixing it/bringing it to parity with Steam across the board,” said studio co-founder Tor Frick…

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Ubisoft employees criticize company’s “empty promises” following last year’s allegations

Nearly 500 Ubisoft employees have signed an open letter as they stand in solidarity with Activision Blizzard employees, criticizing the French publisher’s failure to deliver meaningful change after last year’s allegations.As the ongoing fallout to the explosive Activision Blizzard lawsuit continues, Ubisoft employees have signed an open letter showing support to workers walking out of the Activision Blizzard campus in protest of their management’s response to claims made against the company.Addressing Activision Blizzard staff, Ubisoft staff’s open letter (which was shared by Axios reporter Stephen Totilo on Twitter) states: “We hear you and want to loudly declare our solidarity with you….

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Path of Exile: Expedition, the action-RPG’s latest expansion, is available now

Free-to-play RPG, Path of Exile, has a brand new expansion, Path of Exile: Expedition, available to play right now, and it adds a lot of new content.The latest expansion to the renowned free-to-play title is available now on PC, and will be coming to Playstation 4 and Xbox One consoles on July 28, per the developer (and it will be available on both consoles via backwards compatibility).“Significant updates have been added with the Expedition expansion, including the Expedition Challenge League, four new merchant NPCs, 19 new Skill and Support Gems, massive balance changes, a flask system rework, plus some new item…

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First Halo: Infinite multiplayer technical test could happen “as soon as next weekend”

By Stephany Nunneley 24 July 2021 17:05 GMT The first Halo Infinite multiplayer technical flight is coming soon, and 343 Industries has outlined what to expect.In the latest Inside Infinite update, 343 went over what players of the Halo: Infinite technical flight will be testing.Watch on YouTubeAccording to the developers, the technical preview will focus on testing the Halo Waypoint companion for mobile and web, and you will also be testing the menu navigation for the Battle Pass UI, challenges, and customization.Insiders will also test multiplayer bots in the Bot Arena playlist, which puts 4 players against 4 Bots on…

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Opening ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games featured game music

By Stephany Nunneley 23 July 2021 19:56 GMT The 2020 Tokyo Olympics officially started today and during the parade of athletes, video game music was played.The music kicked off with the theme from Athletes Dragon Quest’s “Overture: Roto’s Theme,” which was followed by Final Fantasy “Victory Fanfare,” Tales of series “Sorey’s Theme – The Shepherd,” Monster Hunter “Proof of a Hero,” Kingdom Hearts “Olympus Coliseum,” and Chrono Trigger, “Frog’s Theme,” respectively (via Nikkei Asia).But that wasn’t all: there was music from Sonic the Hedgehog, Ace Combat, Kingdom Hearts, Pro Evo Soccer, and others.Here’s the full list of games played at…

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LinkedIn page suggests Gears of War studio The Coalition is working on a new IP

By Dom Peppiatt 18 July 2021 13:28 GMT The Coalition, the Xbox Games Studio known for developing the modern Gears of War titles, appears to be working on a new IP, a LinkedIn page has suggested.The LinkedIn profile of one of the studio’s level designers seems to reveal that the company has been working on an unannounced “new IP” for the last six months. The page was later edited and the listing removed.The LinkedIn page was initially spotted by Klobrille, who has a good track record at picking game development stories up and posting them to Twitter.We already know that…

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Rainbow Six Extraction delayed to 2022, Rider’s Republic delayed to October

By Stephany Nunneley 16 July 2021 17:54 GMT Ubisoft has delayed two of its games. Rainbow Six Extraction and Rider’s Republic have both been delayed by Ubisoft. Watch on YouTubePlanned for a September 16 release, the next Rainbow Six will instead be released in January 2022. “Our ambition with Rainbow Six Extraction is to deliver a full-fledged AAA experience that changes the way you play and think about cooperative games,” said Ubisoft in a statement. “With unique features like Missing In Action or The Sprawl, every mission is set to be a tense and challenging experience in which you’ll lead…

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This week’s Black Ops Cold War update added PS5 DualSense Controller support for PC

By Stephany Nunneley 15 July 2021 21:17 GMT Those who own a PS5 DulSense should know Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War now supports the controller on PC.The Season 4 Reloaded update for Black Ops Cold War stealthily added DualSense support on PC today, though the feature wasn’t included in the patch notes, apparently.Watch on YouTubeWith the controller, the game now also supports haptics, but, should you not be interested in trigger haptics, you can turn them off in the game’s setting under the “Controller” tab (thanks, reddit [1] [2]).Today’s update also includes the 6v6 map Rush, new weapons, new multiplayer…

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Resident Evil Village crack significantly improves performance, and Capcom is promising a fix

By Sherif Saed 15 July 2021 12:41 GMT Resident Evil Village does indeed run better when you crack it.Earlier this week, it came to light that Resident Evil Village‘s implementation of the anti-piracy DRM Denuvo (as well as Capcom’s own DRM layer) are the main reasons behind the game’s constant stuttering on PC.Watch on YouTubePirates said that using a crack eliminates all of these problems, and they have been proven right. Digital Foundry put these claims to the test, and found that DRM is indeed the cause of Village’s troubles on PC. The tech outlet’s latest video, seen above, demonstrates…

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It looks like we’re getting a Final Fantasy 14 cookbook later this year

Yep, you read that right. It looks like Insight Editions will be publishing a cookbook titled The Ultimate Final Fantasy 14 Cookbook, which will include various recipes inspired by the in-game world of Eorzea.Thanks to the eagle eyes of Wario64 on Twitter (via Siliconera), we’ve had an early peek at an as-yet-unannounced Final Fantasy 14 cookbook. The Simon & Schuster listing is still live, though it’s been altered from Wario64’s initial screenshot and now simply refers to a “licensed video game cookbook” instead of a Final Fantasy 14 one, specifically.As per Wario64’s screenshots, the book will include a foreword written by game director Naoki Yoshida, and it’ll…

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Arcadegeddon is a co-op shooter from Predator and Friday the 13th devs, and it’s out now

By Sherif Saed 9 July 2021 11:03 GMT Illfonic shadow-dropped its latest game live on State of Play.Arcadegeddon is the new game from Predator: Hunting Grounds, and Friday the 13th developer Illfonic. The game was announced on Thursday’s State of Play showcase, and released shortly after in early access on PC, and PS5.Watch on YouTubeArcadegeddon is an online shooter that takes place inside a super arcade game created by a local arcade owner. Playable solo or with three other players in co-op, Arcadegeddon sends you inside the game to defend it from a virus unleashed by a megacorporation trying to…