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Kevin Hart signs on to play Roland in Borderlands movie

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 20:53 GMT Actor and comedian Kevin Hart has signed on to play Roland in the Borderlands movie.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hart has signed a deal to be in the Borderlands movie, a deal which has been in negotiations since December to play Roland.Eli Roth is directing the Borderlands movie and said in a statement he is “thrilled” to be working with Hart.“Borderlands is a different kind of role for him, and we are excited to thrill audiences with a side of Kevin they’ve never seen before. He’s going to be an amazing…

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The Lord of the Rings: Gollum release pushed into 2022

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 19:55 GMT The game was slated to be released this year.The Lord of the Ring: Gollum will not be released this year after all, and will instead arrive sometime in 2022.Alongside the news, it was announced that NACON and Daedalic Entertainment signed a co-publishing and distribution agreement for the game. The two companies decided to join forces to “ensure that the game will meet the expectations of fans”. In this story-driven action-adventure, you play as Gollum, trying to find his Precious. You will climb, leap and sneak your way past dangers or into…

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ free January update will get you in the carnival spirit

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 14:51 GMT A free update is coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons this week, and soon, Dancer Pave will arrive on your island for some carnival fun.The free update to Animal Crossing: New Horizons will arrive on January 28. The free update contains plenty to get you in the carnival spirit and features new seasonal items.This new update includes a “feather-filled” Festivale event, new Reactions, and new items to purchase.Starting this week, the update will add the following features to the game: Festivale Event – Feel the heat with the colorful Festivale event filled with dancing…

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Take-Two shuts down GTA Online cheat maker

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 12:07 GMT Company donating proceeds to a charity of the publishing giant’s choosing.Video games giant Take-Two Interactive has killed a website that made and distributed exploits for GTA Online.As spotted by Eurogamer, LunaCheats has been shut down after having had “discussions” with – read: legal threats from – Rockstar’s parent company. This has resulted in the outfit closing down its business, with its website saying that it will be donating proceeds from selling GTA Online cheats to a charity of Take-Two’s choosing.“After discussions with Take-Two Interactive, we are immediately ceasing all maintenance, development,…

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Fall Guys Season 3.5 update will introduce a new level, 40+ level variations and more

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 25 January 2021 20:31 GMT Fall Guys Season 3.5 is bringing some pretty big changes to the quiz show-inspired battle royale game for the game’s mid-Season update.Though developer Mediatonic has not given us an exact date for the new patch we’ve been given more information about specifically what will be added into the game in the next big update (which, by the way, is called “stop with the yeets name it anything else just don’t include the word yeet please im begging you”).The multiplayer PS4 and PC hit launched back in August 2020 and has since gone on…

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Dragon Age 4 setting revealed in BioWare art book

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 25 January 2021 19:32 GMT It looks like Dragon Age 4 will be taking BioWare’s esteemed RPG series to Tevinter, a location in the world of Thedas the studio has never explored.A few key details about BioWare’s upcoming sequel have been revealed in BioWare: Stores and Secrets from 25 Years of Game Development, a new art book that takes readers on a tour of BioWare’s colorful history.Eurogamer managed to get its hands on the book, and clocked one key Dragon Age entry within its pages that confirms “the long-awaited follow-up to Dragon Age: Inquisition […] will…

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Doom Eternal VR may have been revealed by Australian ratings board

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 25 January 2021 18:00 GMT The Australian game classification board has provided a rating for a game that may well end up being Doom Eternal VR.Doom Eternal may finally be out on the Switch, but now it looks like iD Software and Bethesda could be targeting yet another platform for the game.A new listing from the Australian classification board (thanks, PCGamesN) has rated a mysterious title called ‘Project 2021A’. As per the listing, this interesting, unannounced title is classified as ‘virtual reality’, and is listed under the authorship of iD Software (with Bethesda on publishing duties)….

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Tekken director keen to make another Pokemon fighting game with Pokken sequel

Tekken veteran and Bandai Namco producer Katsuhiro Harada would like to work with Nintendo and The Pokemon Company on a Pokken sequel.Pokken Tournament is one of many Pokemon spin-off games, and it ended up being quite popular amongst fighting game aficionados for its creative, 3D-fighter take on the Pokemon brand.The game, which was first introduced to the world in Japanese arcades back in 2015, ended up being ported to Wii U and Nintendo Switch and has attracted a loyal fanbase over the past few years. We have a good relationship with Nintendo and Pokemon Co., Ltd., and POKKÉN has had…

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Someone has completed Hitman 3’s Dubai level in 9 seconds

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 24 January 2021 15:54 GMT Hitman 3 only came out this week, and already we’re seeing players absolutely smash the completion time of its first level.If you’ve looked at the leaderboards since the game officially came out, you’ll know that some enterprising players are already smashing the six levels in the game, but Dubai in particular seems to be attracting some particularly quick attempts.Currently, the world record completion for the level stands at a frankly baffling nine seconds. Nine! Verified by speedrun.com (via PCGamesN), two speedrunners completed the any% category for On Top of the World…

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GameStop stock hit record high after Reddit-backed short squeeze

GameStop stock surged to its highest recorded share price over the weekend, hitting $76.76 per share on Friday, up nearly 80% in a single day.GameStop’s stock had been steadily rising for the past week, coming up from nearly $20 per share on January 12 and hitting the peak value on Friday thanks to an ongoing campaign from users on the subreddit WallStreetBets and some campaigns by YouTube and TikTok investment accounts (thanks, GamesIndustry.biz).As per Bloomberg (paywall), Friday’s flurry of Reddit-fuelled day-trading made GameStop (or GME) the most actively-traded US stock on the day and even causing trading to be halted multiple times…

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Check out the Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny character trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 24 January 2021 13:24 GMT Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny is coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 later this year, and ahead of its launch in the West, we’re being introduced to its central cast.Developer Nippon Ichi Software has published a new video showing off the various characters you’ll be leveling up until they can deal damage numbers in the millions as you play through the no doubt bizarre story of the RPG.The trailer introduces us briefly to the story before changing lanes and focusing entirely on the ragtag bunch of weirdos and strangers that’ll…

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons player turns their island into one big IKEA store

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 24 January 2021 12:23 GMT It may have been out for almost a year now, but fans can still impress when it comes to particularly creative Animal Crossing: New Horizons designs.We’ve seen players recreate Revenge of the Sith, the entire Sinnoh map from Pokemon Diamond & Pearl, The Wizard of Oz, and even early 2000s music videos in the game. But it seems the well of inspiration never runs dry for players facing down a global pandemic and taking solace in the cozy, safe world of New Horizons.This week, we saw a particularly inspired design by…

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Dying Light 2 Collector’s Edition may have leaked via European retailer

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 24 January 2021 11:23 GMT It looks like what appears to be a Dying Light 2 Collecter’s Edition has leaked via a European retailer, suggesting the game may be coming soon after all.Dying Light 2 developer Techland had promised, very recently, that it will share some “exciting news” on the game “soon.” But a listing that was uploaded by a retailer in the Czech Republic (image below), we may have seen more than we were supposed to at this stage of the game’s marketing campaign.The supposed Collector’s Edition of the game (thanks, Resetera) comes with a variety of extras…

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Genshin Impact 1.3 releases February 3, celebrate with the Lantern Rite festival

The next update for Genshin Impact will arrive on February 3.A celebration is coming with the 1.3 Update for Genshin Impact, and it’s called the Lantern Rite which takes place in Liyue Harbor.As noted on the PlayStation Blog, the Lantern Rite will feature a ceremony on the first full moon of the year. It will see every household release specially made Xiao Lanterns into the night sky.In the update, you will be helping prepare for the event and your assistance will be generously rewarded. The Lantern Rite event will be divided into three stages, each with a series of requests…

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System Shock remake pre-orders go live on PC next month, final demo coming

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 23 January 2021 17:33 GMT Pre-orders for the System Shock remake on PC will open around the end of February.You will be able to pre-order System Shock remake through Steam, GOG, and the Epic Game Store.This will be accompanied by a final demo which will include the medical level, cyberspace level, full dismemberment, all newly recorded voice lines, and plenty of additional features and polish.Nightdive Studios said it will still be working to improve on the experience the game gets closer to launch. Console versions of the demo will come later.The team also announced that anyone…