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“The days of Metacritic determining how well a game sells are long gone” says Saber boss

After finding success with both Evil Dead: The Game and World War Z, Saber CEO Matt Karch says games can look beyond Metacritic for success It’s been a good week for Embracer Group and Saber Interactive: after the publisher/developer combo announced that Evil Dead: The Game sold 500,000 units in under a week, it’s become clear that there’s an appetite for all things multiplayer horror – a trend helped into popularity by the runaway success of games like Dead by Daylight. During Embracer Group’s Q4 Report presentation, Saber Interactive CEO Matthew Karch was asked about the launch of Evil Dead:…

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God of War Ragnarok accessibility features revealed

The game will have over 60 accessibility options designed to suit players’ needs. Santa Monica Studio has revealed a selection of the accessibility options for God of War Ragnarok. According to the studio, there will be over 60 options available to players starting with a redesigned UI which will allow for more flexibility and readability.. The studio also rebuilt controller remapping from the ground up and added more customization to the combat and interaction systems. All accessibility features from 2018’s God of War have been retained and expanded upon so that you can adjust the gameplay to best suit your…

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Borderlands 3 is free on the Epic Games Store for the next week

The first of four freebies being handed out over the next few weeks. The Epic MEGA Sale has kicked off on the Epic Games Store, and the first of four free games being offered during this time is Borderlands 3. You can download Borderlands 3 from today through May 26 at 11am ET. If you have never played the looter-shooter before, it’s free, so now there is no excuse. Borderlands 3 is set on the planet Pandora seven years after the death of Handsome Jack. In the interim, twin siblings Troy and Tyreen Calypso form the Children of the Vault…

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Upcoming horror game, The Chant, will only release on PC and next-gen consoles

The Chant will no longer be releasing on PS4 or Xbox One. The Chant is an upcoming horror game that is set to explore the dark side of spirituality. Set at a spiritual retreat, the third-person horror is going to require players to scramble to survive when things turn awry. You are expected to craft and fight your way out of the retreat, escaping the psychedelic horrors and cosmic terror that occurs when one ritual goes wrong. Sounds like an interesting take, right? Well, for players on Xbox One and PS4, I bear bad news. Following a recent press release,…

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Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer is free to play now through May 24

Access all maps and modes, including the new Mayhem Multiplayer map, Arms Race, Ship Haus, and more. If you haven’t jumped into Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer, you can do so from today through May 24. During this time you will have access to over 20 maps and 10 modes including the new Mayhem Multiplayer map, Arms Race, Ship Haus, and others. In Mayhem, you get to stomp around a 1950s monster movie set on this new map. Despite its tiny layout, you’ll feel large as you battle through a small-scale replica of a metropolis. You will fight around skyscrapers…

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Capcom’s new licensing rules are a victory for community advocates, and an important lesson moving forward

As this controversial subject seemingly comes to a close, there’s something the community can learn. There’s been an update to the ongoing Capcom esports licensing debate, one which seemingly closes the book on the issue with the owners and attendees of community events in a more favourable position than they were this March. In an official post published on the Capcom USA website, revisions to the original rules have been laid out, alongside an explanation on why these changes have been made and a short series of quick elaborations on certain sticking points that were a source of frustration. All…

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Dead by Daylight announces second Resident Evil chapter and Attack on Titan crossover

‘Seven minutes. Seven minutes is all I can spare to play with you.’ I didn’t expect to be putting Resident Evil and Attack on Titan in the same headline this morning, but Behaviour Interactive clearly know their audience. Last night, during Dead by Daylight’s sixth anniversary broadcast, BHVR revealed that players can expect to see a second Resident Evil chapter, an Attack on Titan crossover, and a Dead by Daylight-inspired dating sim. During celebrations of the fifth anniversary, the first Resident Evil chapter for Dead by Daylight launched. With it came legends of horror, Leon S. Kennedy and Jill Valentine…

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Evil Dead: The Game Review – A groovy gore-fest, but something is missing

Henrietta is out to try and swallow Ash William’s soul again, and again, and again…. Evil Dead: The Game is an affectionate love letter to Sam Raimi’s horror franchise and its mass of loyal fans. I’ll hold my hands up and immediately say that I feel indifferent towards the Evil Dead movies. While I’m a horror devotee through and through, my love lies with the crass nature of Rob Zombie movies when it comes to those delicious horror/camp crossovers. That being said, I have a huge appreciation for the work of Sam Raimi, and was still incredibly interested to see…

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Elden Ring’s map has been quietly changing with every patch

FromSoftware has slyly made a number of changes to the world map of Elden Ring without telling anyone. Elden Ring has received a handful of patches since its release at the end of February. Developer FromSoftware made a number of improvements to the game’s performance, fixed a few bugs, and rebalanced a whole host of skills and weapons in an attempt to tone down the most obviously overpowered options. As with many Japanese developers, FromSoft is guilty of making tweaks that do not get mentioned in patch notes. Players are left to discover and document those on their own in…

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Fall Guys finally has a release date on Xbox and Switch, and it’s going free to play

With cross-platfrom play and progression too, so all your mates can play starting June 21. Fall Guys, the family friendly battle royale that released to immense levels of success back in 2020 is going free to play June 21. While that’s big news for the game on its own, the folks at Mediatonic have also announced the title is coming to Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and the Epic Games Store alongside the free version. If you’re a PlayStation player feeling a little left out, don’t worry! A PS5 version is also set to release alongside the rest. If you’ve got friends…

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GTA 5 just sold another 5 million copies as GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition fails to stay relevant

Who keeps buying Grand Theft Auto 5? We don’t know, but there’s enough of you to keep the numbers up for Take-Two. Only a few months ago, we heard that the Grand Theft Auto series overall continued to sell like hotcakes: as of February 2022, unit sales for the series topped 370 million, with the latest mainline release – GTA 5 – sales sitting pretty at over 160 million units. Has everyone forgotten about Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition? Fast-forward three months, and the game has – somehow – sold even more. During Take-Two Interactive’s conference…

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Finished Elden Ring but never played Dark Souls? Now’s the time

If your business with the Erdtree is finished, it’s time to return to the roots. So, you’ve finally completed Elden Ring. After dozens of deaths to every one one of dozens of bosses. After untold moments where that infernal golden tree looks like it’s just over the brow of the next hill only for you to get waylaid up a mountain – or for a whole new land to emerge between you and your goal – your beautiful, arduous journey is over. The completion of a From Software game can be a strange time, the initial elation of victory fading…

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This Elden Ring mod lets you hang out with your favourite NPCs

Yes, Blaidd is on the list of NPCs you can buddy up with. There are plenty of spirit ashes for you to hang out with in Elden Ring, but a new mod lets you summon your favourite NPC or boss. Despite Souls games often having strong themes of a solitary struggle, they do frequently let you summon other players and certain NPCs to help out every now and then. Of course, when it comes to in-game NPCs, this is generally limited to very specific characters, so unfortunately for you, if you want to hang out with Ranni, you’re fresh out…

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Square Enix still recommends Balan Wonderworld “with confidence” despite recent lawsuit

After the recent news that Naka sued the developer, in its recent earnings call Square Enix still said it would recommend the game. Developer Square Enix briefly touched on Balan Wonderworld during its recent full-year earnings call, after the game’s director Yuji Naka recently discussed his lawsuit against the company. Last month, Naka revealed that he had sued Square Enix over issues he faced regarding the development of Balan Wonderworld. But during the company’s recent earnings call, it said that “it is a game we recommend with confidence,” after confirming that it had been involved in a lawsuit with Naka….

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Soulstice looks like it wants to be the next Devil May Cry, and gets an autumn release window

This new action game from Modus Games looks to be an icy take on a classic genre. There’s a new gameplay trailer for the very cool looking Soulstice, which also confirms an autumn release window. Italian studio Modus Games has shown off a roughly 11 minute long look at the action adventure game Soulstice, which has some very strong Devil May Cry vibes. The game stars a pair of sisters, Briar and Lute, who have been “reborn as a chimera.” According to the description for the trailer, this “transformation has granted Briar superhuman strength and resilience, while Lute, who was…