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Total War: Pharaoh thrusts you into the turbulent events of the New Kingdom period

Determine the fate of three great cultures. Total War: Pharaoh is the next installment in the award-winning strategy franchise, and it will release in October. Over the weekend, a listing for the game popped up on the official website, with many thinking it would be a Saga title. Can you stand against the collapse of a civilization? Play Total War: Pharaoh and find out. Set during the collapse of the Bronze Age, in Egypt, the Pharaoh is dead and its people along with Canaan, and the Hittite empire want a new leader, and that happens to be you. As the…

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Lord of the Rings Online devs try to put fans at ease over Amazon’s LOTR game announcement

Standing Stone has said its MMO Lord of the Rings Online “is not going away,” despite future competition from Amazon. Speaking on a forum post, senior community manager Cordovan reassured players the game is not shutting down anytime soon. There isn’t a 16th Anniversary trailer, so the 15th Anniversary trailer will have to do. “During the past few days, we’ve received a number of notes from excited and concerned community members about a new MMO coming to the Tolkien-verse from Amazon Games,” reads the forum post. “Some folks have asked what this means for LOTRO. We wanted to give everyone…

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The Division Heartland gameplay details and opening cinematic shared by Ubisoft

Dive into the story as Mackenzie Reed tries to track down her former commander. Ubisoft has announced new gameplay details for The Division Heartland, the standalone, survival-action multiplayer shooter announced in 2021. Originally set to release on PC and consoles in 2021-2022, the game takes place in a new setting, providing a new perspective on the world. Give this developer deep dive on The Division Heartland a watch. Heartland takes players to Silver Creek, a once pleasant town in the American Midwest, left in ruins following the spread of the Dollar Flu. This is a hostile environment filled with contamination,…

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s week-long multiplayer trial kicks off today with 10 maps and 12 modes

You can play multiplayer in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 free for a limited time starting today through April 26. This means you can participate in 2v2 with the return of Gunfight, jump into the multiplayer map Pelayo’s Lighthouse, and gain access to other classic maps and modes. In Gunfight, you team up in 2v2 and try to make the most of the randomized Loadouts to overcome the enemy duo. The first squad to win six rounds of combat is the winning duo. Gunfight launches with four, all available as part of the Free Access experience. Warzone 2.0 players…

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Diablo 4 won’t have an overlay map at launch

Not for the time being at least. Those looking forward to Diablo 4 may be surprised to hear the game will not feature a map overlay. They should be surprised, considering it was a quality-of-life feature in previous Diablo games. According to Diablo’s general manager Rod Fergusson, Blizzard has “no plans at the moment” to implement the long-used feature. This means players will have to rely on the mini-map or interrupt their gameplay by pulling up the full map- the latter of which can really break immersion sometimes, depending on the game. Hopefully, Blizzard will change its mind, and a…

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Blizzard announces Diablo 4 global release times

Here’s when you can jump in to Sanctuary. Blizzard has announced the global release times for Diablo 4 quite a bit ahead of time. It’s nice to be prepared, even if it is a bit early. The end is only the beginning. Here’s the global release times for Diablo 4: Early Access for Deluxe and Ultimate pre-orders US: Thursday June 1 at 4pm PT / 7pm ET Europe: June 2 at 12am CEST Asian: June 2 at 8am Regular Launch US: June 5 at 4pm PT/7pm ET Europe: June 6 at 12am CEST Asia: June 6 at 8am In the…

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PlayStation hosting a free multiplayer weekend and God of War Ragnarok trial

The trial is available for PS Plus Premium and Deluxe members Sony is hosting a Festival of Play for PlayStation Plus members and it kicks off today. One of the activities Plus members can enjoy in this timeframe is a God of War Ragnarok demo. God of War Ragnarok: Next-Gen Immersion Trailer | PS5 Games From today, if you are a PlayStation Plus Premium and Deluxe member, you will be able to try the first three hours of the game. Trophies and save progress from the trial will carry over if you decide to purchase the full game. For those…

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Modern Warfare 2: Can it recapture the glory days of Xbox Live?

The original MW2 dominated a much less crowded marketplace. ^ Stick around after the ads for some pristine 1440p footage and a discussion about Modern Warfare 2’s place in the modern era of shooters. As infuriating exercises in being the severalth thing in a series but having the same title as the original go, the Modern Warfare reboot wasn’t half bad. We spent a bunch of time in the multiplayer beta for MW2 ahead of the full release at the end of this month, and found a solid (if a little muddled) Call of Duty game in there. But we…

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Back 4 Blood’s Children of the Worm DLC releases today

Battle a bunch of cultists with a new Cleaner. Warner Bros. Games and Turtle Rock Studios have released the second expansion to first-person co-op zombie shooter Back 4 Blood. Titled Children of the Worm, the DLC features brand-new story campaign elements thrusting you into a showdown situation with a new adversary known as The Cultists, fighting for the rise of the Ridden. To combat the new threat, the expansion introduces a new playable Cleaner Known as “Prophet” Dan. This self-proclaimed “preacher of the end times” uses his reviving abilities to provide your team a fighting chance. The new DLC also…

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Overwatch players can now merge console and PC accounts in preparation for Overwatch 2’s release

The next stage is not one overcoming the other, but a merge. Overwatch players can now merge multiple accounts to carry progression and in-game cosmetics over to Overwatch 2 on a single profile. If you have a linked console account, you will be prompted at login to “identify, select, and confirm” the accounts you want to merge. Once approved, Blizzard will prepare your accounts to be merged during the release of Overwatch 2. The platforms included in account merge are Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and PC. To play Overwatch 2, you will need a Battle.net account to play the game…

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Rumor has it Skull and Bones will be re-revealed in early July

It’s said new information on the long in the works pirate game will be shared the week of July 4. Ubisoft is ready to show off how its pirate game Skull and Bones is coming along, and it will do so in early July. That’s according to sources speaking with Try Hard’s Tom Henderson, stating that a livestream full of trailers, gameplay, developer commentary, and a release date will drop the week of July 4 (thanks, resetera). The stream will also reportedly confirm platforms, which if a game rating out of Brazil is corrent, Skull and Bones will be released…

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Vampire survival game V Rising sells over 500,000 copies within three days

And it’s only in Early Access. Swedish game developer Stunlock Studios have announced V Rising, its open-world vampire survival game, has sold over 500,000 copies after releasing on Steam Early Access. The feat was accomplished within three days, as the game went live on the service May 17. As of press time, there are currently 112,906 folks playing V Rising on Steam, which is currently the highest it’s peaked. We look for more folks to join in on the vampire fun over the weekend. The game features servers with up to 50 players, where you will build yourself a magnificent…

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Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer is free to play now through May 24

Access all maps and modes, including the new Mayhem Multiplayer map, Arms Race, Ship Haus, and more. If you haven’t jumped into Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer, you can do so from today through May 24. During this time you will have access to over 20 maps and 10 modes including the new Mayhem Multiplayer map, Arms Race, Ship Haus, and others. In Mayhem, you get to stomp around a 1950s monster movie set on this new map. Despite its tiny layout, you’ll feel large as you battle through a small-scale replica of a metropolis. You will fight around skyscrapers…

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Stardew Valley has sold over 20 million copies worldwide on all platforms

That a nice, round number. Stardew Valley has hit another sales milestone by moving 20 million copies worldwide on all platforms. The newest figure is valid as of March 2022, and 13 million of those copies were sold on PC alone. Just eight months ago, it was revealed the game had sold 15 million copies, which means an additional 5 million copies were sold since the figure was reported in September. Speaking with PC Gamer, the game creator Eric Barone called the 20 million copies milestone “really amazing,” and that he couldn’t believe the game has “reached this level.” That…

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Halo Infinite roadmap reveals when to expect campaign co-op, Forge beta, and more

Looks like Season 2 will around six months. 343 Industries has provided a look at the upcoming roadmap for Halo Infinite. According to the studio, it wants to get the Forge toolset into your hands “sooner rather than later,” and so to that end, a Forge open beta is targeted for later in Season 2 – or sometime in September. “We’ve successfully had Forge in private flighting with a limited audience for some time, so we’ve decided to forgo a large-scale formal flighting program and go right to open beta,” said the studio. “With this approach, we can get the…