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Dying Light 2 Collector’s Edition may have leaked via European retailer

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 24 January 2021 11:23 GMT It looks like what appears to be a Dying Light 2 Collecter’s Edition has leaked via a European retailer, suggesting the game may be coming soon after all.Dying Light 2 developer Techland had promised, very recently, that it will share some “exciting news” on the game “soon.” But a listing that was uploaded by a retailer in the Czech Republic (image below), we may have seen more than we were supposed to at this stage of the game’s marketing campaign.The supposed Collector’s Edition of the game (thanks, Resetera) comes with a variety of extras…

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Cyberpunk 2077 release contributed to digital sales record in December – SuperData

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 23 January 2021 15:56 GMT Digital games saw a significant sales increase year-over-year setting a $12 billion record for the month of December, thanks in part to the release of Cyberpunk 2077.According to SuperData figures, the release of Cyberpunk 2077 helped digital PC sales grow 40% year-over-year (yoy). December also saw 15% growth from the prior year with the total monthly revenue ever. Mobile grew 5% yoy while console earnings grew 16%. The SuperData report states Cyberpunk 2077 had the biggest game launch of all time based on digital revenue and digital units sold, which were…

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Cyberpunk 2077 is down to $30 from select US retailers

By Joel Franey, Monday, 18 January 2021 15:51 GMT New copies of Cyberpunk 2077 have dropped to their lowest prices yet. Buying a copy of the game on Amazon US or Best Buy will get you a copy for just $29.99, without having to buy pre-owned or via shady dealers.As all of you probably know at this point, the game released last month to a very bumpy reception, as any critical praise was heavily tempered by technical issues and missing features. However, CD Projekt Red have promised major update patches in January and February, which may go a long way…

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Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game sold over 25,000 copies on Switch in under 3 hours

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 17 January 2021 16:48 GMT Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition has been a very successful modern re-launch, according to Limited Run Games.Though the digital version of Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game was published by Ubisoft, it was Limited Run Games that oversaw the physical release of the game.Limited Run Games is responsible for three versions of Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition, and pre-orders for the Switch and PS4 versions of the base game, the Classic Edition, or the K.O. Edition opened up on January 15.“In less than 3 hours we sold…

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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition may be set to release in March

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 11 January 2021 18:50 GMT Bioware’s Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, a remastered version of the Mass Effect trilogy, has appeared on retail sites with a specific release date.The Mass Effect Legendary Edition – which was already one of the worst kept secrets in gaming before its eventual reveal – may be hitting stores in March, as per a selection of retail listings uncovered by Twitter user IdleSloth84 and verified by sources at Eurogamer.Though neither EA nor BioWare have published an official Mass Effect: Legendary Edition release date (the best we have is ‘spring 2021’), retail listings from Singaporian retailer Shopitree and Indonesian retailer GSShop in Indonesia suggest…

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SuperData: Digital games revenue grew 12% in 2020, Cyberpunk 2077 made $609M

SuperData has released its 2020 report, and it finds gaming revenue up to 12% year-over-year, with $139.9 billion spent on digital games.In the SuperData report, it notes that the top 10 premium titles accounted for 34% of total premium market earnings.Premium console earnings grew 28% year-over-year, with North America accounting for over half (57%) of the premium console market. The report suggests the “significant impact” of COVID-19 on the US resulted in higher console engagement, pushing worldwide revenue upward.Animal Crossing: New Horizons became one of the biggest hits in 2020, breaking the console record for premium launch downloads, selling 5…

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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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Amazon UK is doing cheaper controllers for the Nintendo Switch

By Joel Franey, Monday, 4 January 2021 12:04 GMT Those who’re living in the UK can get discounted Nintendo Switch controllers at the moment from Amazon, assuming they’re happy to try going off-brand. There’s Pokemon-branded Switch Controllers featuring all the newest starters, as well as a limited-time lightning deal on the “Gamory” brand of controller that’s lowered it to less than £15.That being said, the Gamory isn’t especially attractive to look at. Nonetheless, its low price and high review scores may make it worth it, especially to those who are buying on a budget. Better be quick if you are…

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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…

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Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch is £10 off in the UK

By Joel Franey, Thursday, 10 December 2020 12:15 GMT For those buying from the UK, the Nintendo Game & Watch (Super Mario Bros edition) is now £10 from select retailers, offering the chance to pay pocket change for pocket gaming. Well, still a bit more than pocket change, but the joke doesn’t work otherwise.Game & Watch is a recreation of the classic 1980s handheld console system, the first Nintendo ever made, only this version comes with the classic Super Mario Bros. and The Lost Levels sequel, making it better than ever. It also has various Mario-themed digital watch faces, a…

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The PlayStation Store is doing game deals until the end of the year

By Joel Franey, Thursday, 3 December 2020 15:31 GMT We all thought that sales on PlayStation digital games would be over with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but apparently not. Now the PS Store has started up new “End of Year Deals”, with discounts across major AAA titles and indie darlings alike.We’ve collated some of the best options just below, but for now it’s worth mentioning that this deal won’t be going on forever (obviously). The plan seems to be to have it run until just before Christmas on 22nd and 23rd December, depending on location, perhaps to help people…

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How to increase PS5 download speed and get faster PSN downloads

As much as the PS5 boasts virtually instant loading times, this isn’t going to count for much if you’re still facing slow PS5 download speed. As we enter next-gen, game sizes are only getting bigger, where 50GB is fast becoming the norm, or often double that.Being able to download your games and updates quickly is going to be important, especially if you’ve opted for the all-digital console. So in this guide, we’ll be going through the ways you can improve your PS5’s download speed. Some methods can be quite straightforward, or anecdotal, while others may require some additional investments. If…

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Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla is at its best price on The Game Collection now

By Joel Franey, Tuesday, 1 December 2020 09:58 GMT If you’re into viking carnage, free-roam assassination missions, and historical storytelling that’s… maybe thirty percent accurate at best, then good news! Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, which was released only weeks ago, has reached its lowest price so far if you buy it from The Game Collection website.The game has been a hot launch title for the new generation and many were disappointed to see that prices for it didn’t really fall during Black Friday. And while it’s hard to call this price a discount, it’s the lowest out so far and probably…

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Sony’s PlayStation Store has all manner of deals for Cyber Monday

By Joel Franey, Monday, 30 November 2020 11:18 GMT The PlayStation Store has extended many of its Black Friday deals to cover Cyber Monday, with discounts and deals on all manner of games if you buy them before the day is over!Not to worry – this offer extends to buyers in both the UK and the US, and most of the deals seem to be about the same (with a few exceptions), including deals on major AAA games, console classics and recent releases. We’ve collated some of the best options just below, check them out for yourself!UK Watch Dogs: Legion…

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Nintendo lowers prices on digital Nintendo Switch games for Black Friday

By Joel Franey, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 15:38 GMT Nintendo have announced a big cyber sale on many of their digital games, with deals taking as much as 75% off some major games. It’s not completely store-wide, but there’s a lot of opportunities to get some classics and new hits alike at below regular price.The full list of discounts can be found right here and will end on the 2nd December. Though this doesn’t account for any physical games, those you buy can be tied to your Nintendo account and downloaded directly to your Switch. We’ve outlined some of the…