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E3 2021 Wrap-up: The best games and the biggest disappointments

By Tom Orry 16 June 2021 19:05 GMT We gather to discuss the highs and lows of E3 2021, including the re-reveal of Breath of the Wild 2, plus the Xbox Showcase.E3 2021 is over, yet you might be wondering if it even began, what with most publishers barely showing up and Sony not taking part at all. This year’s “event” has felt rather weak when compared to previous years, but we’ve still had a number of great-looking games get announced.Watch on YouTubeIn the video above you can listen to me, Alex, Dorrani, and Sherif pick our best games of…

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Sony temporarily disables LittleBigPlanet servers due to offensive messages

By Stephany Nunneley 22 May 2021 20:03 GMT Sony has disabled LittleBigPlanet servers due to ongoing attacks.Recent attacks on the LittleBigPlanet servers have led to the disabling by Sony, which said there was no other option.Watch on YouTube“Due to the severity of the recent attacks we have no other option than to temporarily disable the game servers,” reads a tweet from the LittleBigPlanet Twitter. “We do not take these attacks lightly especially when they target our loyal community members. Thanks for understanding.”Yesterday, Sony acknowledged the community was “experiencing issues with the servers,” and that it was investigating “these new attacks.”It appears the attacks…

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Oxenfree 2, Fez, OlliOlli World, more coming to Nintendo Switch

Plenty of games were announced today during Nintendo’s Indie Showcase.Durning the Indies Showcase, Nintendo announced some indie games coming to Switch in the near future.One of these is Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals from Night School Studio. The supernatural narrative adventure game tells the tale of a researcher who stumbles upon ghostly happenings. Taking place five years after Oxenfree, in it, Riley returns to her hometown of Camena to investigate mysterious radio frequency signals causing curious disturbances.Oxenfree 2 is coming to Switch sometime this year and presumably other platforms.Watch on YouTubeRoll7 announced OlliOlli World during the presentation. In it,  you will “tear up…

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Sonic Colors Remastered likely in the works for PS4, Xbox One and Switch

By Dom Peppiatt 12 April 2021 19:10 GMT It looks like Sega is potentially remastering the 2010 Wii and DS game, Sonic Colors, to be released on PS4, Xbox One and Switch.According to the German voiceover studio, iksample, a Sonic Colors Remastered project was in the works in the latter part of 2020 – though the webpage that initially leaked the info has since been taken down (thanks, Gematsu).As if that wasn’t proof enough that Sega has something Sonic Colors-related going on behind the scenes, we later saw French retailer SoGamely list Sonic Colors Ultimate – Limited Edition for PS4, Xbox One, and…

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Ratchet & Clank PS5 is getting a 60fps patch in April

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 29 March 2021 18:30 GMT Sony Interactive Entertainment and Insomniac Games have announced plans to release a Ratchet & Clank PS5 update next month that’ll allow the game to run at 60fps on the console.The world’s most infamous Lobax and his robot companion just can’t stop getting in the headlines, can they? Even though the PlayStation 4 reboot of Ratchet & Clank was launched back in 2016, Insomniac and Sony are rolling out a new update for the game that will allow it to run at 60fps on PS5.In a tweet, the developer announced that the…

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Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time requires an always-online connection on PC

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 28 March 2021 11:50 GMT Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time has launched on PC, but disappointed fans have found the Battle.net launcher requires an always-online connection.After launching on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch a couple of weeks ago, Crash Bandicoot 4 finally launched on PC this week – but there’s a catch.The PC version of the title launched exclusively on Battle.net on March 26, and players eager to try the game on the platform have learned it needs to be permanently connected to the internet (standard practice for anything that launches through Battle.net).Unlike other Battle.net…

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Demon Turf debuts during ID@Xbox Showcase – play it now

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 26 March 2021 18:15 GMT Playtonic Friends and development partner Fabraz have announced the debut release of 3D platformer Demon Turf.Taking on the role of Beebz, a 1000-year-old demon, in Demon Turf you must reclaim numerous turfs of the Demon world, defeat the Demon King, and claim the throne.Revealed during today’s ID@Xbox showcase event, the game features a 2D/3D art style, and a focus on replayability and ever-evolving challenge.Every week, the team at Fabraz will introduce a brand new demo of the game on Steam. Except it’s not a demo in the usual sense. Called Demon…

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Puzzle adventure title Omno is launching this summer

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 26 March 2021 17:57 GMT The title was revealed back in 2018.Studio Inkyfox’s Omno is finally coming out at some point this summer.The news was announced as part of today’s ID@Xbox livestream, with the game set for not only Xbox One and Game Pass, but also PC and PlayStation 4 at the same time. There’s also a Nintendo Switch version on the way that’s launching “shortly after”.Omno is an exploration/puzzle title from one-man studio Studio Inkyfox aka Jonas Manke. The title was initially announced back in 2018, with a 2019 release date, and was funded via…

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Balan Wonderworld is getting a huge day one patch to address demo concerns

After some roundly negative feedback to the Balan Wonderworld demo that was made available in January, Square Enix has confirmed that the game is getting a huge day one patch.Square Enix has shared a new letter from Balan Wonderworld producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto that explains what developer Balan Company is doing to implement changes into the game after the demo it released in January 2021 was met with near-universal criticism.If you’re picking up the game for launch on Steam for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on March 26, you can expect to download a significant day…

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Dying Light 2 is ‘far from being in dev hell’, says Techland

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 14 March 2021 12:57 GMT Dying Light 2 was announced way back in 2018, but since the game’s initial reveal, we’ve learned precious little about the game.But that could all be about to change. We already know that Techland will be sharing a Dying Light 2 dev update this coming week, but ahead of whatever the next reveal is going to be, the studio has spoken out about the game’s infamous development issues.One of the replies to the tweet that announced the incoming news noted that “this game feels like dev hell”.Eager to defend the game – and…

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Techland sharing Dying Light 2 dev update next week

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 12 March 2021 17:56 GMT Will we finally get a new release date for the zombie parkour sequel?Polish studio Techland is going to providing a bit more information about Dying Light 2 in just a few days.The developer said in a post on Twitter that it was going to be sharing “a few words” about the upcoming release on Wednesday, March 17. There’s no hint as to what this will involve precisely, but it has been some time since Techland has shown off the zombie parkour sequel. It’s possible that we might finally get a new…

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Crash 4 launching on PC on March 26

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 12 March 2021 15:55 GMT The PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch versions of the game are out today.Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is coming to PC in two weeks.The title has made its debut on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch today (March 12) but is launching on Activision Blizzard’s Battle.net software on March 26.Crash 4 debuted in October of last year for PS4 and Xbox One after years of anticipation, but in our review, we said that the game didn’t “quite live up to its crate expectations.” News that the…

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Toy brand Tomy has made a plush of Sonic’s head

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 9 March 2021 17:49 GMT Something for fans to hold and hug when they remember the series hasn’t been good for years. You will soon be able to buy a plush toy of Sonic the Hedgehog‘s head.Sega has teamed up with toy giant Tomy to make some products based on the blue blur, including a soft plush of the spiky critter’s head.“Sonic is an all-time classic video game character that has evolved into a beloved lifestyle brand and we are thrilled to bring these amazing characters to fans and collectors around the world through our unique…

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Check out more co-op It Takes Two gameplay in a brand new trailer

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 8 March 2021 18:09 GMT Publisher Electronic Arts and developer Hazelight have released a new, co-op-centered trailer for the upcoming game, It Takes Two, and it shows off why “We’re Better Together.”The director of the upcoming co-op title It Takes Two, Josef Fares, might be best-known for being an outspoken and outrageous creative director, but it’s safe to say he knows how to make an eye-catching game.As well as declaring publicly that he’ll give you $1,000 if you become tired of It Takes Two, the confident director has also been showing off more gameplay lately. After…

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You only have a few weeks left to buy Super Mario 3D All-Stars

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 1 March 2021 18:54 GMT Nintendo is living up to its promise to remove a few of its titles from sale at the end of March and has issued a tweet warning players to pick up Super Mario 3D All-Stars before March 31.Nintendo’s official Twitter account has sent out a nice little reminder for fans that potentially want to pick up Super Mario 3D All-Stars before it gets delisted and is no longer digitally available via the eShop. You may still be able to purchase the title physically, but Nintendo will stop producing new copies of the…