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You have to buy Hitman 3 Access Pass to play Hitman 2 levels on Epic Games Store

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 15 January 2021 17:55 GMT If you own the game on Steam, you won’t be able to carry progress over.If you want to play Hitman 2’s levels in the upcoming Hitman 3, you will have to buy the Hitman 3 Access Pass.That’s according to a post on developer IO Interactive’s website, which says that because Hitman 2 was never released on the Epic Games Store, you have to buy this extra content again. There’s an 80% discount on the Hitman 3 Access Pass that will be running for 14 days after the game is released on…

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Patent suggests PlayStation might be working on a user-created tips system

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 14:42 GMT This could be the latest step the firm is taking to make games more accessible. PlayStation maker Sony Interactive Entertainment is seemingly looking into a system that would allow users to leave tips for other players.As spotted by Scrubwiki – and reported by VGC – this patent lays out a method of making and displaying tags that help other users in-game.“Such tags introduce an additional dimension of community participation to both single and multiplayer games,” the patent reads.“Through such tags, players are empowered to communicate through filtered text messages and images…

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Little Nightmares 2 may be getting a demo soon

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 11:47 GMT You might be able to get a taste of the horror to come later today. A demo for Bandai Namco’s Little Nightmares 2 has started to pop up on console stores.As spotted by Destructoid, a trial for the upcoming horror title is being rolled out on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Little Nightmares 2 Demo has appeared on the Microsoft store, as well as the PlayStation Store in parts of the world. So far, nothing has shown up on the Nintendo eShop just yet.Nothing has been officially announced by…

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Fortnite streamer TheGrefg smashes Twitch viewer record

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 18:00 GMT Personality drew an audience of 2.47 million peopleSpanish games streamer TheGrefg just destroyed the record for Twitch viewership.Yesterday, the personality attracted a whopping 2.47 million viewers to a stream of him revealing his skin for battle royale giant Fortnite. Analytics platform Twitcher Tracker pegs this as the highest all-time peak viewers for a stream yet and comes in well over double the record boasted by second place, esports organisation EleagueTV, with 1.09 million viewers.It’s also about four times higher than the next individual streamer on the list, Ninja, whose average viewer…

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BF Weevil drives into GTA Online

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 8 January 2021 16:50 GMT And there are bonuses for playing Motor Wars, Air Races and Smuggler Sell Missions in the game. Rockstar is rolling out the BF Weevil car into Grand Theft Auto Online.In a post on its website, the company revealed that this was the latest in a line of new additions that the company has made to the game following the launch of Cayo Perico Heist in December of last year. The car is pretty much a legally distinct version of the iconic Volkswagen Beetle.Alongside the BF Weevil, Rockstar is giving away triple…

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Carve up the mountain in this Witcher 3 snowboarding mod

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 8 January 2021 14:35 GMT Radical!If you’re bored of waiting for CD Projekt to fix Cyberpunk 2077, you can now go snowboarding in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Get it?As spotted by PCGamesN, there’s a new mod called Geralt VGX Snowboarder over on Nexus Mods which allows the silver-haired monster hunter to go carve up the mountain, thanks. In order to do this, you have to head to the altar overlooking the Kaer Trolde bay in Skellige to pick up the snowboard. This can be equipped as either a weapon or as boots, but in order…

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Hitman Interview: IO Interactive on lessons learned, the future, and closing out the World of Assassination with a bang

We chat to IO Interactive about the end of Agent 47’s World of Assassination trilogy.Agent 47 has been on a hell of a journey. Five years ago Hitman went through an episodic brand reboot under the stewardship of creator studio IO Interactive and long-time publisher Square Enix. By the second game, IO and 47 had parted ways with Square, landing instead at Warner Bros for a more traditional release. The final entry in the trilogy is self-published by a now completely independent IO. Few trilogies in video games have gone through such a tumultuous journey – leave alone doing so…

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Ubisoft, EA and other big title are going cheap on Amazon UK

By Joel Franey, Thursday, 7 January 2021 12:07 GMT In the wake of the holidays and a whole new generation of consoles, many are looking to build up a new library of games to make the most out of their free time. Amazon certainly seems willing to oblige right now, with a variety of discounts on recent games from big publishers like Ubisoft, EA and Take 2.There’s certainly some big names in there, like Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and Immortals Fenyx Rising from Ubisoft, to Star Wars: Squadrons and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered from EA and NBA 2K21 from…

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It looks like Crytek’s next game is a sandbox shooter

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 17:51 GMT What’s next for the house of Crysis? It would seem that Crytek is working on a sandbox first-person shooter.That’s according to a job ad for the company’s Frankfurt studio – as spotted by WCCFTech – which is hiring for an “unannounced AAA project” at the moment. One of the requirements for a game designer role the company is looking to fill is “Deep passion for gaming, preferably FPS sandbox games.”Beyond the fact it’s working on a first-person shooter, there’s little else to go on. It’s possible that Crytek is working on…

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Outriders delayed until April, demo coming next month

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 17:13 GMT You’ll be able to check the game out in a few weeks.People Can Fly and Square Enix’s upcoming shooter Outriders has once again been pushed back.In a post on Twitter, the team said that the game would be missing its previously-announced February 2021 release date and would instead be launching on April 1. People Can Fly say that they will be using this extra time to ‘fine tune’ the game.It’s not all bad news though; a free demo for Outriders will be rolling out on February 25 which will give players…

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Microsoft is asking if people want PS5 DualSense features in Xbox Series X/S controllers

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 6 January 2021 12:06 GMT The company also wants to know if its new consoles are “next-gen” enough.Software and games giant Microsoft is probing if its users want to have some of the features in Sony’s DualSense PS5 controller in its new Xbox Series X and Series S gamepads.As reported by TechRadar, the company is asking people who recently bought its Xbox Series X or Series S consoles for their thoughts, including whether the hardware “feels next-gen.” Furthermore, Microsoft has asked users whether the PS5’s DualSense had any features that they might want to be included…

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Reminder: Battleborn will be completely unplayable in a few weeks

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 16:01 GMT RIP.You have less than 20 days to play Gearbox’s oft-forgotten team shooter Battleborn.Per an updated blog post on publisher 2K’s website, Battleborn is being taken offline on January 25, at which point the game will no longer be playable. That’s right, you can’t even run through the single-player campaign once the servers goes down.This follows 2K removing the game from storefronts in November 2019 and the ability to buy the premium Platinum currency ending in February 2020.Battleborn, of course, was released back in May 2016 and though initial sales seemed promising…

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Japanese retailer says Sony is discontinuing several PS4 models

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 4 January 2021 14:54 GMT Sony has seemingly already began discontinuing PS4 models.At least one Japanese retailer has advised customers that it’s no longer able to restock certain PS4 editions. As spotted by Cheesemeister (via VGC), the Japanese shop in question posted a sign indicating that five PS4 models have been discontinued.They are the 500GB Glacier White, the 1TB Jet Black, 1TB Glacier White, 2TB Jet Black, and the PS4 Pro 1TB Glacier White. Sony has yet to officially announce that any of its PS4 consoles are being discontinued, either here or in Japan. “Dear customers:…

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Overwatch is free to try until January 4

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 16:13 GMT And you’ll be able to pick up the game at 50% off on PC until then.Team shooter Overwatch is going to be free to play until the start of next year.Blizzard has said that people can check out the game free of charge on PC until January 4. This isn’t some limited trial, either; players can experience the full game, including all 32 heroes and 28 maps. Any progress that they make during this time will be carried on to the full game so long as they actually go on and…

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GameStop reportedly accepting all Cyberpunk 2077 returns

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 12:10 GMT Cyberpunk 2077 has been labelled as “defective” before being sent back to GameStop warehouses.US retailer GameStop is telling staff to accept all returns of the recently-released Cyberpunk 2077.That’s according to Kotaku and Vice Games’ Patrick Klepek, which both report that the company issued an internal memo to all employees saying that they are to take the game back even if it has been opened. Furthermore, GameStop has been told to label the returns as “defective” before returning them to the warehouse.Normally, the retailer only takes back games if they haven’t been…