PC

microsoft-flight-simulator-update-adds-new-airports-and-points-of-interest VG247

Microsoft Flight Simulator update adds new airports and points of interest

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 20:37 GMT Microsoft Flight Simulator has been updated with plenty of new points of interest and new airports.USA world update 1.11.6.0 is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.It comes with four new airports and almost 50 new points of interest.In addition to the above, you can expect several fixes and improvements to performance and stability, planes, UI, input, activity, and the world.The full update notes are below.Microsoft Flight Simulator – USA World UpdateAirports KATL – Atlanta International KFHR – Friday Harbor KDFW – Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) KSWF – New…

dreams-can-come-true!-mortal-kombat-11-now-has-1995-movie-characters-dlc VG247

Dreams can come true! Mortal Kombat 11 now has 1995 movie characters DLC

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 17:56 GMT Well, this is a blast from the past.The latest skin pack for Mortal Kombat 11 brings a few classic look to NetherRealm’s bloody brawler.The Klassic MK Skin Pack introduces the voices and likenesses of Christopher Lambert, Linden Ashby, and Bridgette Wilson-Sampras from the iconic 1995 Mortal Kombat film to the game for Raiden, Johnny Cage, and Sonya Blade respectively.These skins are known as “Protector of Earthrealm Raiden,” “Hollywood Kombatant Johnny Cage” and “Island Bound Sonya Blade.”They’re available right now and costs £4.99.This retro-themed content was hinted at in September, when a…

here’s-a-look-at-cyberpunk-2077-running-on-ps4-pro-and-ps5 VG247

Here’s a look at Cyberpunk 2077 running on PS4 Pro and PS5

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 17:54 GMT CD Projekt Red has released a video showing Cyberpunk 2077 running on PlayStation systems.The video showcases Cyberpunk 2077 running on both PS4 Pro and PS5 via backwards compatibility.The gameplay is taken from the Nomad lifepath, one of the three playable backstories players can choose to jump into when they kick off their adventure.In it, you can see action from the Badlands, the desert area which surrounds Night City, as well as from the streets of Night City itself.Last week, the developer showed the game running on Xbox One X and Xbox…

call-of-duty:-black-ops-cold-war-gets-nuketown-today-and-double-xp-for-the-rest-of-the-week VG247

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War gets Nuketown today and double XP for the rest of the week

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 09:19 GMT Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s first post-launch map arrives today alongside a new patch.Just as we got done downloading the recent Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War patch, Treyarch is already here with another one. Today’s update is, of course, the one that brings Nuketown ’84 to the game as its first free map.The update arrives on all platforms today at 10am PT, 1pm ET, 6pm GMT – the usual reset time for Call of Duty. This is also when double XP and double weapon XP kick off,…

assassin’s-creed-valhalla-mini-game,-orlog,-is-getting-the-board-game-treatment VG247

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla mini-game, Orlog, is getting the board game treatment

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s most notable mini-game, Orlog, is getting a dedicated board game that’s due to hit the market in 2021.The dice game, which you will have most likely encountered if you’ve booted up the latest game in Ubisoft’s open world series, tasks players with depleting their opponents’ health tokens by stealing dice, firing arrows, and hurling axes. As mini-games go, it’s quite a good one.Wanting to capitalize on the success of the mini-game, Ubisoft has revealed a collaboration with collectibles company PureArts, with the companies planning to bring a physical edition of Orlog to the real world in 2021 (thanks,…

assassin’s-creed-valhalla-essexe-traitor-|-is-gerhild-or-lork-the-traitor? VG247

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Essexe Traitor | Is Gerhild or Lork the traitor?

As Eivor continues to forge alliances around England in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, they travel southeast to play matchmaker in Essexe. But as their cunning plan comes together, another traitor threatens to scupper the whole ruse. To take Ealdorman Birstan’s estranged wife Estrid back to her homeland of Francia, the Wolf-Kissed enlists the help of a Dane captain, Rollo. But after whisking him out from under the nose of the King of Wessex, you return to his camp to find it in ruin. The survivors have narrowed the betrayer down to two: Gerhild, Rollo’s shield-sister, and Lork, a supposedly-faithful warrior pledged…

xbox-game-pass-ultimate-is-50%-off-this-black-friday VG247

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is 50% off this Black Friday

By Henry Stockdale, Monday, 23 November 2020 15:02 GMT Since Microsoft introduced Game Pass in 2017, it continues to offer some fantastic value across Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC with its subscription-based model. And this Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Black Friday offers makes it even better.That’s all thanks to Best Buy’s latest Black Friday offers. Their latest deal is a 3 Month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership for $22.99. You’d usually be looking at paying $14.99 a month, so this offer gives you a massive 50 per cent saving.For the unfamiliar, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate combines your membership of…

ea’s-black-friday-sale-includes-major-savings-on-star-wars-squadrons,-fifa-and-more VG247

EA’s Black Friday sale includes major savings on Star Wars Squadrons, FIFA and more

By Matt Bassil, Sunday, 22 November 2020 15:07 GMT Black Friday is still about a week away, but the video game deals aren’t prepared to wait. Sony and Microsoft have already started their sales, and now EA is getting in on the mayhem, slashing prices across the board.Recent games such as Star Wars Squadrons, FIFA 2021 and Madden NFL 21 have received steep price cuts of up to 40%, while older titles like The Sims 4 can be picked up for next to nothing. Over in F2P-land, significant discounts on Apex Legends character and skin bundles are also up for…

fortnite-galactus-event-confirmed-for-early-december VG247

Fortnite Galactus event confirmed for early December

Infamous Marvel big bad, Galactus, is set to arrive in Fortnite thanks to a Chapter 2: Season 4 crossover event taking place in December.The massive, planet-eating villain will finally see arrive in a one-time-only Nexus War finale live event that’s set to kick off on December 1, 2020, at 1pm PT / 4pm ET / 9pm GMT.Galactus arrives as part of the latest in a series of Marvel x Fortnite crossovers that have been on-going throughout Season 4 of Fortnite: Chapter 2.Not too much information has been shared by developer Epic Games, but we have been given a little briefing on…

call-of-duty:-black-ops-cold-war-map-nuketown-’84-coming-next-week VG247

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War map Nuketown ’84 coming next week

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 20 November 2020 20:45 GMT Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players will get a new map next week.Nuketown ’84 will drop for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players next week on November 24.Alongside the map comes some other Nuketown goodness via a weapon bundle.To get the Nuketown weapon bundle, everyone who purchases Black Ops Cold War and logs in before December 4, or who play the game at any point online up until 10am PT/1pm ET/6pm UK on November 20, will receive a free Epic Shotgun Weapon Blueprint and nine cosmetic items.Here’s what’s…

consumer-spending-on-digital-games-is-up-14%-year-over-year VG247

Consumer spending on digital games is up 14% year-over-year

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 20 November 2020 20:21 GMT Folks have been spending quite a bit of money on digital games.Consumer spending on digital games is up 14% year-over-year to $10.6 billion according to numbers crunched by Superdata.According to the data, in October, console spending grew the fastest, with earnings from sales up 18% year-over-year (yoy).Mobile earnings were up 15% and digital for PC was up by 10%.Genshin Impact, released on September 28 for PC, mobile, and PS4, was October’s highest-grossing game.FIFA 21 sold 1.5 million digital units with revenue up compared to FIFA 20 launch month digital sales. The…

horizon-zero-dawn-set-for-gog-launch-in-a-few-days VG247

Horizon Zero Dawn set for GOG launch in a few days

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 20 November 2020 17:55 GMT The former PS4-exclusive is making the leap to a new store.Guerrilla Games’ Horizon Zero Dawn is launching on PC storefront GOG later this month.In a blog post, the CD Projekt-owned store said that Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition would be released on November 24. This version of the game comes with the base release, plus the Frozen Wilds expansion, in addition to a wealth of character cosmetics and a digital artbook.Horizon Zero Dawn initially launched as a PlayStation 4 exclusive back in 2017. In its first two years in the wild,…

cyberpunk-2077-pc-specs-revealed-for-1080p,-1440p,-and-4k-gameplay VG247

Cyberpunk 2077 PC specs revealed for 1080p, 1440p, and 4K gameplay

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 20 November 2020 16:46 GMT As promised, CD Projekt Red has published PC configurations aimed at 4K, RTX, and more for Cyberpunk 2077.Originally, the PC specs released for Cyberpunk 2077 offered only two sets of configurations for minimum and recommended, without indicating resolution.Today, that has changed.Below you’ll find recommended configurations for 1080p low, 1080p high, 1440p ultra, and 4K ultra settings, as well as ray tracing setups.Earlier today, Nvidia-specific configurations were announced alongside a developer video featuring gameplay footage with RTX on.If you are a console user, check out the game running on Xbox One X…

playstation-boss-hints-at-game-pass-style-service-in-the-works-for-ps5 VG247

PlayStation boss hints at Game Pass-style service in the works for PS5

It looks like Sony may have an answer for Game Pass after all.Since its introduction, Xbox Game Pass has unquestionably become one of the biggest advantages of owning an Xbox console. Over time, the subscription service’s offering and value became harder and harder to ignore, but Sony never offered a similar option for PlayStation owners.Well, this might change soon, as suggested by Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan.Ryan spoke to Russian outlet TASS about the PS5’s prospects in the country, and the unusual challenges the team ran into when building the PS5 in a global pandemic.Ryan was asked about PlayStation’s…

borderlands-3-players-can-now-participate-in-the-golden-path-mini-event VG247

Borderlands 3 players can now participate in the Golden Path Mini-Event

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 19 November 2020 20:14 GMT A new mini-event in Borderlands 3 has kicked off. From November 19 through December 3, Borderlands 3 players will get Legendary item rewards for completing select campaign missions during the free Golden Path Mini-Event. You will be able to acquire the Lyuda Legendary Vladof Sniper Rifle, Handsome Jackhammer Legendary Hyperion SMG, Nemesis Legendary Dahl Pistol, Hellwalker Legendary Jakobs Shotgun, and more.During the event, select missions in the main story campaign guarantee Legendary rewards. It’s worth noting the buff does not apply to optional side missions or any missions in campaign add-ons….

ubisoft’s-official-store-goes-live-with-black-friday-2020-sales VG247

Ubisoft’s official store goes live with Black Friday 2020 sales

By Henry Stockdale, Thursday, 19 November 2020 18:47 GMT Ubisoft’s biggest games are already seeing some heavy discounts across online stores, from heavy hitters like Assassin’s Creed to Watch Dogs, but today, the French publisher have taken things a step further.Launched today across their official website, Ubisoft’s official Black Friday sales have gone live, providing even more discounts on digital downloads. Going up to 80% off, it’s mostly PC editions here but it depends on the game. Some copies are also available for the Xbox One, PS4, Xbox Series X|S and PS5. With that in mind, here’s our top recommendations. Assassin’s…

cyberpunk-2077-trailers-show-off-gameplay,-johnny-silverhand,-and-keanu-reeves VG247

Cyberpunk 2077 trailers show off gameplay, Johnny Silverhand, and Keanu Reeves

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 19 November 2020 18:14 GMT During the latest Night City Wire, CD Projekt premiered a Johnny Silverhand trailer showing off the rocker played by Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk 2077. In the video below, as well as the new gameplay trailer, you get a look at how Johnny Silverhand influences your Cyberpunk 2077 character, and what this long-dead rocker’s goal is while he’s messing about in your head.Silverhand will be with you through most of the game as a digital ghost of sorts. Figuring out his motives and the mystery of this dogging hologram is part of…

watch-hitman-studio-io-interactive’s-new-project-announcement-here VG247

Watch Hitman studio IO Interactive’s new project announcement here

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 19 November 2020 12:58 GMT IO Interactive is revealing its latest project today, November 19, and you can tune in to the action right here.The Danish developer announced plans to reveal a “new project” today at 6am PT / 9am ET / 2pm GMT. Though we currently know very little about what this game will actually be, we do know a few select bytes of information.We know, for example, that IO Interactive was tasked by publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to create a game in a “new universe,” thanks to an announcement from the company earlier…

green-man-unveils-early-deals-for-black-friday-2020 VG247

Green Man unveils early deals for Black Friday 2020

By Grace Curtis, Wednesday, 18 November 2020 21:26 GMT Black Friday is kicking off early at Green Man Gaming, which just went live with a huge catalogue of discounts on Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, and many dozens more. The offers are running until December 2nd, and will update and change regularly, so remember to keep checking back if nothing catches your eye the first time around.If you’re a PC gamer looking to bulk out your collection, there are a few choice offers here. You can also knock 16% off most PC games with the code FALL2020. There’s a lot to wade…

star-wars-squadrons-is-getting-a-new-map,-two-new-starfighters,-more VG247

Star Wars Squadrons is getting a new map, two new Starfighters, more

Motive has announced what’s in store for Star Wars Squadrons players this month and December.For Star Wars Squadrons players this month, you can expect a new map with update 3.0 on November 25.The new map is Fostar Haven for multiplayer which you will remember from the single-player story. In this update, the map will be added to Fleet Battles and the Dogfight mode.It has been updated from its story mode to provide a new experience that should fit well with the other six maps.With the update comes four new components. For Fighters and Bombers, you’ll be able to use the…