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World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic release date set for June 1

By Stephany Nunneley 6 May 2021 20:19 GMT Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic will be made available in June.Players—both new and old—will have the opportunity to return to Outland when World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic launches on June 1.Watch on YouTubeBeginning on May 18, after each regional scheduled maintenance, the Pre-expansion Patch will be released, and each character must choose whether to advance onward to Burning Crusade, move to a Classic Era realm, or use the Character Clone service to play in both games. More on that here.Originally released in January 2007, The Burning Crusade takes players…

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Valorant voice chat will recorded to combat “disruptive or offensive behavior”

Valorant voice chat will now be recorded by Riot GamesRiot Games has made changes to its Privacy Notice and Terms of Service, noting that starting now, all voice chat in Valorant will be recorded for the purposes of combating “disruptive voice communications.”Watch on YouTubeAccording to the notice, this will also be a possibility in Riot’s other games, such as League of Legends, but for now, the only game where chat will be recorded is Valorant (thanks, Blue).“We know reducing disruptive behavior is a complex problem that will require long-term investment and many different approaches to address—particularly in terms of voice…

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Returnal Astronaut Figurine | What does the Astronaut Figurine and Child’s Watch do?

In the esoteric world of Returnal, the mysterious Astronaut stalks your every move. But while the motives of the full-size Astronaut are as opaque as the visor of his helmet, Selene can collect a tiny version to aid her mission of breaking the cycle of Atropos. Either after completing one of the brilliant house sections, or from a Fabricator shop, you can pick up an Astronaut Figurine, with the ominous promise that ‘it won’t let you go’. There are a couple of items that work similarly to this in Returnal, so here’s what they do. Watch on YouTubeReturnal Astronaut FigurineIn…

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Check out 15 minutes of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart gameplay

By Stephany Nunneley 29 April 2021 22:46 GMT Sony has released the State of Play video featuring 15 minutes of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart gameplay. The video for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart shows our playable hero, and newcomer Rivet, jumping between dimensions, handling a varied arsenal, and trying to save the galaxy from Nefarious.Watch on YouTubeToday’s video provided the most in-depth look yet at the game, and it looks rather nice, with plenty of detail bringing Nefarious City to life, as well as Rivet’s home base on the alternate dimension Sargasso. Due to the near-instant loading feature of…

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Check out this Apex Legends video showing off Valkyrie’s abilities

By Stephany Nunneley 29 April 2021 16:48 GMT Apex Legends: Legacy is out soon, and today you can get a look at Valkyrie’s abilities via a new trailer.On May 4, Apex Legends: Legacy lands on PC and consoles with new Legend, Valkyrie, daughter of Viper.Watch on YouTube“Determined to carve her own path, and with her swarm of unique abilities, Valkyrie is ready to make history and have everyone in the Apex Games remember her name,” reads the description.You can get a look at the jetpack flying Legend’s new abilities in the vignette trailer above.From her passive to ultimate, Valkyrie’s abilities…

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Apex Legends Season 9 trailer shows off Valkyrie and new 3v3 mode

By Stephany Nunneley 22 April 2021 20:00 GMT Respawn Entertainment has dropped a new Apex Legends trailer to give you a taste of what Season 9 will have to offer in May. Season 9 of Apex Legends will return players to where it started and will take you to the Arena, which is a new 3v3 game mode. Watch on YouTubeNew Legend Valkyrie will also become available when the new season kicks off, and you can see the new Legend for yourself in the trailer. The new season will include a new weapon called the Bockek Bow that is “capable…

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Call of Duty Warzone has over 100 million players

By Dom Peppiatt 21 April 2021 10:55 GMT Activision has announced that Call of Duty Warzone has surpassed 100 million players just a few days ahead of the game’s Season 3 debut.It’s taken just over a year, but Activision has announced that Call of Duty: Warzone has passed a pretty remarkable milestone – the game has racked up over 100 million players total since launch.Watch on YouTubeWarzone started off hot, attracting a massive 30 million players in just  11 days after it first hit the servers on March 10, 2020. On its first day in full launch, the game had…

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This new Returnal trailer shows off some of the enemies you will face

By Stephany Nunneley 14 April 2021 17:23 GMT Returnal is out soon, and Housemarque has shown off some of the hostile forces you will encounter on the planet Atropos.The planet of Atropos in Retrunal features various environments with its own sets of enemies. These include organic and parasitic creatures and even corrupted entities.Watch on YouTubeThere are also mechanical automatons and an even greater variety of different foes.Each enemy has its own distinctive personality and its own uniquely identifiable attack patterns.Some enemies will shoot projectiles while some will pull off close-range attacks. One of these is the Titanops which you can…

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Final Fantasy 14 gets a new set of trophies when it arrives on PS5 tomorrow

By Dom Peppiatt 12 April 2021 17:09 GMT Trophy hunters rejoice! Final Fantasy 14 will be getting a wholly new set of trophies when the PS5 version launches into open beta later this week.Final Fantasy 14 will go into open beta on PS5 April 13 alongside the release of Patch 5.5, and it looks like Square Enix is bringing an additional bonus to anyone that wants to play the game on Sony’s latest hardware, too: a brand-new trophy list.As per trophy lists gathered by Exophase and TrueTrophies, the game is set to receive a massive 91 achievable awards on PS5 for…

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Monster Hunter Rise is handing out a celebration Kamura Pack

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 14:17 GMT Monster Hunter Rise players can now claim a celebration Kamura Pack for the game.The Kamura Pack 1: Big Hit Celebration is being handed out as a gift to Monster Hunter Rise players who helped the game reach 5 million units shipped.Inside the pack, you will find 30 Mega Potions, 20 Well-done Steaks, 10 Large Barrel Bombs, five Mega Demondrugs, and five Mega Armorskins.This item pack is obtainable through the main game, but you will need to apply an update in order to claim the pack.It can only be claimed once, and you will need…

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Final Fantasy 14 goes into open beta on PS5 later this month

The open beta for Final Fantasy 14 on PlayStation 5 will be held later this month.Final Fantasy 14 will go into open beta on PS5 April 13 alongside the release of Patch 5.5.Those who are currently playing on PS4 will be able to use their existing characters and game data during the test.Players can expect faster loading times, increased frame rates, true 4K resolution, 3D audio, and haptic feedback.Timing of the start of the official launch for the PS5 version will be determined based on the progress of the open beta and will begin immediately upon conclusion of the test….

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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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Total War: Rome Remastered has been announced and it’s coming out in April

Total War: Rome Remastered has been announced, and it’s the first remaster ever for a Total War game.Scheduled for release on April 29, Total War: Rome Remastered was created in collaboration with Feral Interactive.This is a comprehensive remaster and features a suite of visual improvements such as full 4K visuals, native support for ultra-high-definition resolution, and overhauled environment, battlefield, and character models. You can also expect gameplay improvements and improved accessibility.It also comes with new gameplay content featuring 16 previously unplayable factions to play on top of the original 22.New features include a tactical map during battles, and heat maps and icon overlays…

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Monster Hunter Rise reviews round-up, all the scores

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 15:26 GMT Monster Hunter Rise reviews have landed and we’ve rounded up the scores for you.Monster Hunter Rise reviews have cropped up ahead of its release for Nintendo Switch on March 26.In the game, you will encounter plenty of monsters such as a new one called Goss Harag, then there’s the Barioth, which is a flying wyvern with spikes, and Khezu, another flying wyvern that lives in dark places such as caves and uses electricity against you.There’s also Rakna-Kadaki and Almudron, and the fanged beast Lagombi, the flying wyvern Tigrex, the bird wyvern…

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Ubisoft disables various parts of latest Assassin’s Creed Valhalla patch to prevent crashing

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 22 March 2021 20:34 GMT Ubisoft has been forced to remove elements from the latest Assassin’s Creed Valhalla patch after certain new additions to the game have been causing players’ games to crash.Assassin’s Creed Valhalla got a big new patch last week, and it added a suite of new features and bug fixes to the game – including oft-requested Transmog support.But it wasn’t all good news: the rollout of the patch has seen errors and crashes spike for players enjoying the game on all platforms, and Ubisoft has now had to take action to make sure…