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It Takes Two has sold over 2 million copies

By Stephany Nunneley 18 June 2021 18:29 GMT Well done, Hazelight.It Takes Two, the coop adventure from Hazelight Games and EA, has moved over 2 million copies since its March 26 release.Watch on YouTubeOne month after release, it was announced the game had sold 1 million copies, so in between April 25 and today, it has shifted another million. Developer Hazelight shared news of the game’s milestone on Twitter, where the developer said it was “amazed by the Passion” players have shown for the game. It also said it “couldn’t be happier” seeing so many fans of co-op.The game co-op…

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Square Enix pleased with Outriders sales and praises Xbox Game Pass’ ability to build an install base

By Stephany Nunneley 18 June 2021 16:32 GMT Square Enix is pretty pleased with how Outriders is performing.Speaking in an investors meeting, president and representative director Yosuke Matsuda said despite slight issues with bugs at launch, Outriders “has gotten off to a good start” as a new IP.Watch on YouTubeMatsuda went on to say the company was pleasantly surprised as the digital sales ratio for the title has been very high, and the number of active users has also beaten company expectations. Square also believes its decision to make the game available through Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass as soon as…

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George R. R. Martin’s work on Elden Ring was finished “years ago”

It sounds like George R. R. Martin isn’t as involved in Elden Ring’s development as you might think.Had it not leaked ahead of time, the news that George R. R. Martin is working with FromSoftware on its next project would have been one of the all-time best surprises in games. But since Elden Ring was officially revealed, and we learned what role he played in its development, we haven’t really heard anything from the author about his work on the game.Watch on YouTubeMartin recently spoke to local news station WTTW during a trip to receive an honorary doctorate from his…

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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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Elex 2 officially announced, set years after the events of the first game

By Sherif Saed 15 June 2021 13:01 GMT Piranha Bytes has returned with a sequel to Elex.Elex 2 was announced today, after a few teasers from developer Piranha Bytes. The sequel to the 2017 sci-fi action RPG returns to the world of Magalan, though not without expanding the fiction and implementing new gameplay tweaks.Watch on YouTubeElex 2 takes place following the conclusion of the original game’s story. The defeat of the Hybrid gave life to new factions, and The Berserkers have made good on their promise to terraform the planet. After a period of peace, protagonist Jax returns to warn…

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The Season of Sloth kicks off in Hitman 3 tomorrow

By Stephany Nunneley 14 June 2021 18:56 GMT The Season of Sloth in Hitman 3 starts on June 15 with Act 3 of the Seven Deadly Sins. Hitman 3 players will be able to participate in the Sloth Depletion Escalation and go deep into the mind of Agent 47. Watch on YouTubeThere will be a new take on the Dartmoor location, and new sin-themed items and suits.The current season, Pride, ends today and includes a new Escalation in Chongqing called The Pride Profusion.Act 1, Greed, ran from March 20 to May 10.The Seven Deadly Sins features new gameplay opportunities, distinct…

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Marvel’s Avengers expansion Black Panther: War for Wakanda coming in August

By Stephany Nunneley 13 June 2021 20:53 GMT The Black Panther: War for Wakanda expansion is coming to Marvel’s Avengers in August.The date for the Marvel’s Avengers expansion was announced during Square Enix Presents today.Watch on YouTubeBlack Panther: War for Wakanda will add Black Panther as a playable character, who must defend Wakanda from Klaw who seeks to steal Vibranium. You can expect the content to include the Wakandan Jungle Biome, new Klaw faction enemies, and much more. Alongside the expansion this summer, you can expect new hero outfits, a power level cap increase, and a new outpost.Also in the…

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Far Cry 6 leak shows playable villains from the Far Cry series

By Stephany Nunneley 12 June 2021 17:15 GMT Looks like previous villains from the Far Cry series will be playable in Far Cry 6.This is according to a season pass video for Far Cry 6 that leaked overnight. The video has since been taken down by Ubisoft, but a reddit user was able to grab a clip of it in time.Watch on YouTubeGoing by the video, it appears you will be able to play as Vaas from Far Cry 3, Pagan from Far Cry 4, and Joseph from Far Cry 5.It seems the ability to play as these characters might…

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Watch Ubisoft Forward E3 2021 showcase here

By Sherif Saed 12 June 2021 11:44 GMT Ubisoft returns today with a fresh look at its slate of games.Ubisoft kicks off E3 2021 proper with a new episode of the Ubisoft Forward showcase. Ubisoft’s format is unchanged, so you should already be familiar with it if you tuned in last year.Today’s Ubisoft Forward kicks off at 12pm PT, 3pm ET, 8pm UK. If you have an hour to kill, the pre-show starts one hour earlier, at 11am PT, 2pm ET, 7pm UK. As always, Twitch and YouTube are your destinations – we’ve embedded both below.Watch on YouTubeThe show itself…

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Back 4 Blood may be on Xbox Game Pass day one

By Sherif Saed 12 June 2021 10:02 GMT Warner Bros. may have leaked a big Back 4 Blood announcement.Back 4 Blood, the co-op shooter from Left 4 Dead creator Turtle Rock, could be launching into Xbox Game Pass. The news was leaked in the description of a YouTube livestream of the game’s upcoming PvP reveal.Watch on YouTubeAs spotted by EricKillMongerz on Reddit, towards the bottom of the blurb, It’s revealed that Back 4 Blood will be on Game Pass on day one, across Xbox as well as PC. The video has since been made private, but it’s likely going to…

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Check out the new OlliOlli World gameplay trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt 11 June 2021 23:09 GMT If you’re into skateboarding, razor-sharp platforming, and charming cartoon worlds, you’re going to want to check out the new OlliOlli World gameplay trailer.Shown off today during the IGN Expo at IGN Summer of Gaming (where we also heard about Doki Doki Literature Club Plus), the new trailer is the closest look we’ve had at the game since it was announced in the April 2021 Nintendo Direct.Roll7’s curious action platformer asks you to “tear up the streets” of Radlandia and search for the skate gods as you master tricks, meet interesting characters and discover the…

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ARK Genesis 2 | How to tame Shadowmanes

By Rebecca Jones 11 June 2021 17:03 GMT Shadowmanes are a new type of creature introduced in the Genesis: Part 2, the final piece of DLC for ARK: Survival Evolved.Watch on YouTubeNot only are these majestic dinosaurs rad as hell to look at, but when tamed they’re incredibly useful as transport and when taking on offensive roles in combat.How to tame a Shadowmane in ARK Genesis 2There is a unique, non-violent method you need to use when taming Shadowmanes.The main item you need in order to bring a Shadowmane on-side is simply a Fish Basket containing any fish weighing 0.5…

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The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes comes to consoles and PC in October

By Dom Peppiatt 11 June 2021 01:41 GMT The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes release date has been revealed by Bandai Namco and Supermassive Games.Following on from Man of Medan and Little Hope, the next game in the Dark Pictures series is coming to PC and consoles just in time for Halloween on October 22.The third installment in Supermassive Games’ horror anthology is set during the 2003 Iraq War, and follows a group of American and Iraqi soldiers as they investigate a strange, subterranean lair that turns out to be an ancient temple.Take a look at the reveal trailer below…

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ARK Genesis 2 | Finding Mutagel and taming Tek Stryders

Mutagel is a resource introduced into ARK: Survival Evolved with the new Genesis: Part 2 DLC. One of its major uses is the taming of Tek Stryders.Watch on YouTube How to harvest Mutagel in ARK How to turn Mutagel into Mutagen How to tame Tek Stryders in ARK Benefits of a tamed Tek Stryder How to harvest Mutagel in ARKThere are several locations in Genesis: Part 2 where you can harvest Mutagel: On ambergris asteroids. On black pearl asteroids. In the Rockwell’s Innards biome, in the acid pool underneath Rockwell’s heart. You can harvest Mutagel by hand here once the…

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s new PS5 Yuffie DLC episode isn’t essential, but it is damn good fun

Yuffie’s new adventure is a fun romp, though only existing fans need apply. Watch on YouTubePeople talk a big game about the cast of the original Final Fantasy 7. As they should; the cast is excellent. But one of the best-developed members of the cast is Yuffie – who quietly builds out a unique and memorable presence despite being an optional party member who as a result has much less to do with the thrust of the main game’s story.In the original FF7, Yuffie is encountered at random on the world map, with the likelihood you’ll run into her increasing…