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Apex Legends is getting a new character, Seer, soon

By Dom Peppiatt 19 July 2021 16:38 GMT EA and Respawn Entertainment have pushed out a surprise new trailer showing off the upcoming playable legend, Seer, ahead of his in-game arrival in August.Today, publisher EA and developer Respawn released a new Lore trailer featuring the next Legend to enter the Apex Games, Seer. The character bears a moth motif and seems to have some mysterious connection to the world of the Apex.Watch on YouTube“A bad omen cast a shadow over Obi’s birth: will his light survive and emerge from the darkness?” reads the blurb. How foreboding.You can check out the new…

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2K has soft-launched an unannounced mobile game called XCOM Legends

By Dom Peppiatt 18 July 2021 12:47 GMT Out of nowhere, 2K has launched XCOM Legends – a previously unannounced mobile game that is now available in early access for some territories.The game is developed by Iridium Starfish, a Californian studio that is linked to Take-Two Interactive Software, the parent company of 2K, according to Eurogamer.“We are constantly exploring and testing new experiences to offer our fans the best entertainment and value,” 2K said in a statement to the site. “Iridium Starfish has soft-launched XCOM Legends in limited territories, but we have no further information to share at this time.”Check out…

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Check out the latest System Shock remake teaser trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt 4 July 2021 20:29 GMT Nightdive has released a new trailer for the System Shock remake, and it’s a seven-minute-long deep dive into the game and its iconic world.“How can you challenge a perfect, immortal machine?” asks the new lengthy trailer, which takes us through the research section of the Citadel Station in the game. If you’ve wondered what this long-in-development game looks like in terms of its exploration and its combat, you’re going to want to wrap your eyes around this.Nightdive is giving the game a full makeover, bringing all-new HD visuals, updated controls, revamped hacking,…

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Halo Infinite’s first Season will be called ‘Heroes of Reach’

343 Industries has explained a little bit more about how Halo Infinite‘s free-to-play multiplayer will work and announced some Reach-themed content is coming to the game.Earlier this month, Microsoft and 343 Industries finally lifted the lid on Halo Infinite’s free-to-player multiplayer, and detailed how the shooter’s always-accessible battle passes will work.Now as players around the world chomp at the bit waiting for new information, head of creative Joseph Staten has taken to Halo Waypoint to dish out some more information.“At the center of our plans is a goal to deeply root your multiplayer character in the larger Halo universe and give them a…

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Death Stranding Director’s Cut has been rated for PS5

By Dom Peppiatt 22 June 2021 11:06 GMT The Entertainment Software Ratings Board has classified Death Stranding Director’s Cut for PS5 – and only PS5.Back at E3 2021, Kojima Productions confirmed that Death Stranding: Director’s Cut is indeed real and a full reveal for the game is just ‘weeks away’.Now, we’ve seen evidence backing that up, with the ESRB’s classification suggesting the game is close to launching – and maybe coming exclusively to PS5.Usually, if a game is going to arrive on multiple platforms, we’d see that noted in the ESRB listing. With this one, however, that has not been the case; it’s only listed…

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Halo Infinite multiplayer looks like everything I want – I couldn’t be more excited

The delay of Halo Infinite might have been painful last year, but from the multiplayer showing at E3, it’ll have been worth the extra wait – regardless of how the campaign shakes out.Watch on YouTubeAs always after the madness of E3, I’ve taken some time over the last few days to reflect on what I saw this E3 – and the more I think about the show, the more I’m left absolutely desperate to get my hands on one particular game – the Halo Infinite multiplayer.I, like many, was a Halo multiplayer obsessive in the 2000s. I remember hooking my…

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Here’s when you can play Biomutant in your region today

By Dom Peppiatt 25 May 2021 10:19 GMT Biomutant arrives later today, and if you’re still interested in the game after yesterday’s divisive reviews, we’ve got the information on when you’ll be able to play it.If you’ve got a hankering for an open-world, post-apocalyptic RPG with a martial arts-based combat system and a suite of crating options on top of that, you’re probably going to enjoy Biomutant.Even though the reviews weren’t that encouraging, and our own impressions found it lacklustre, the game still seems to be succeeding in finding a little niche for itself amongst the global gaming community.So, if…

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Take a look at the Guilty Gear Strive story trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt 17 May 2021 20:42 GMT Bandai Namco and Arc System Works have revealed the Guilty Gear Strive story trailer today, ahead of the game’s launch in June.Fighting games stories are typically off-the-wall, hyperactive nonsense – and any Guilty Gear veteran will tell you this series is no different.Still, players typically only want an excuse to see electric match-ups, take a tour of all the stages, and have a reason to go all-out with their chosen characters when it comes to single-player modes in fighting games… and it looks like the eighth mainline installment in the series is…

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Apex Legends Season 9 introduces new character Valkyrie, a bow and more

The latest Apex Legends narrative video, Stories from the Outlands, teases a wealth of content for Season 9 – including a new character, titans, and more besides.In a surprisingly emotional new video catching up on the tragic backstory of Apex Legends’ newest character, we’re treated to a suite of new things due to land in the Apex Legends Season 9. If you’ve played Titanfall 2, you may recognize Viper as one of the primary antagonists from the game (and the guy that took BT’s arm). It seems Respawn isn’t shy about really connecting the dots between Apex Legends and Titanfall 2…

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Apex Legends now has over 100 million players, teases a big reveal next week

By Dom Peppiatt 15 April 2021 10:44 GMT Respawn and EA are celebrating a huge milestone for Apex Legends: the free-to-play battle royale game has surpassed 100 million players.If there was any doubt about the popularity of Respawn’s well-supported FPS battle royale, that’s disappeared now. In a tweet, the official Apex Legends account celebrated the massive milestone with a short and sweet video, thanking the community for supporting the game.If you’re quick, you can spot a few new hints about what’s coming in the brief trailer, embedded below, too: at about 43 seconds in, you can see a mysterious character flying…

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Mass Effect Legendary Edition has gone gold

By Dom Peppiatt 12 April 2021 18:00 GMT Mass Effect Legendary Edition has gone gold, BioWare has announced, ahead of the remastered games’ launch on May 14.Mass Effect Legendary Edition project director Mac Walters has declared that the game has gone gold, meaning it’s been signed off as ready to launch in just over a month’s time.The game, which players have been excited to learn more about ever since its announcement back in November 2020, is now almost here – and you’ll be able to get your hands on the updated, enhanced versions of one of gaming’s best sci-fi trilogies…

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Anthem director, Jonathan Warner, has left BioWare

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 28 March 2021 10:43 GMT Anthem director Jonathan Warner has left Electronic Arts Studio BioWare after nearly a decade at the studio.Warner has left the studio shortly after it was revealed that EA would not be continuing development on Anthem Next because “not everything [EA] had planned as a studio before COVID-19 can be accomplished without putting undue stress on [its] teams.”“So, today is my last day at BioWare, I’m moving on to do new things,” Warner tweeted. “BioWare has been home to my grateful heart for nearly 10 years and I want to wish them all…

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The new Fallout 76 roadmap promises more story and more gear in 2021

Bethesda has unveiled Fallout 76‘s content roadmap for 2021, and it promises to bring more narrative beats, more gear, and more freedom to loyal players.Starting with a spring update, Bethesda intends to breathe a little bit of new life into the oft-troubled Fallout 76 over the next 12 months, and it’s started to tease a little bit of what we can expect from the coming weeks and months.In Spring, we can expect to see Special loadouts, camp slots, mannequins, daily ops expansion, crafting sliders, and – perhaps controversially – aim-assist on console. You can read much more about Fallout 76’s Locked…

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Don’t worry, a fix for Destiny 2’s bugged Eyes of Tomorrow is coming this week

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 21 March 2021 10:51 GMT Destiny 2‘s exotic rocket launcher, Eyes of Tomorrow, has been bugged for a little while now but the Deep Stone Crypt Raid reward is finally getting fixed in an incoming update.The drop rate and damage on Destiny 2’s latest raid exotic, Eyes of Tomorrow, has been confirmed as incorrect and Destiny 2 developer Bungie has promised a fix will arrive for the weapon in an update on March 23.In the studio’s latest blog post, the developer explains that, essentially, the counter that’s designed to give you the weapon after you’ve cleared the Raid…

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Skyrim, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, Prey and Dishonored all get FPS Boost today on Xbox Series S|X

As promised, Microsoft has enhanced some of Bethesda’s backwards compatible games for Xbox Series X/S – and from today, Dishonored: Definite Edition, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, Prey, and Skyrim Special Edition have all received an FPS Boost.In case you need a recap on the feature, it employs a variety of methods for nearly doubling the original framerate on select titles, leveraging the power of the Xbox Series S/X in order to make even older games look smoother and play better.As teased last week, to celebrate the acquisition of Bethesda, Microsoft has improved a series of ‘significant’ Bethesda titles on modern consoles with…