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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…

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Once again, Bungie has had to pull Destiny 2’s Trials of Osiris offline

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 14 March 2021 12:05 GMT Once again, Bungie has had to pull Destiny 2‘s problematic Trials of Osiris mode offline – and it doesn’t look like it’s coming back any time soon.In a tweet on Saturday, Destiny 2 developer Bungie noted that Trials of Osiris had been taken offline “due to an issue with fireteam rejoin functionality”.This isn’t the first time this has happened, either: the game was taken offline last weekend in the wake of match-fixing issues that were spreading through the PvP end-game challenge.Basically, players are exploiting bugs that allow them to trade wins for easy…

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Stellaris: Nemesis expansion gets an April release date for PC

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 14 March 2021 11:01 GMT Sci-fi strategy game Stellaris‘ upcoming expansion, Nemesis, has finally been dated for PC and will arrive next month.As per a press release from Stellaris publisher Paradox Interactive has stated that the new expansion will launch for Stellaris on PC on April 15.As you’d expect from that title, this new expansion allows you to become part of the endgame crisis that threatens the state of the universe (if you so desire). In order to feed the dark demons and indulge in a bit of galaxy destroying yourself, though, you’ll first need to horde…

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Marvel’s Avengers PS5 and Xbox Series X/S will make levelling up harder

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 4 March 2021 17:12 GMT Leveling your characters and progression in Marvel’s Avengers is about to get even grindier Crystal Dynamics alters the way the game works on next-gen consoles.Once the native PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of Marvel’s Avengers are out on March 18, things are going to get a bit more difficult for players looking to grind out levels and make their heroes more powerful.Crystal Dynamics will be increasing the amount of XP you’ll need to reach the highest level in the game – rank 50 – because players are currently leveling…

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Watch Dogs Legion online multiplayer modes – finally – land in March

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 22 February 2021 17:25 GMT Watch Dogs Legion‘s delayed online multiplayer will be coming to Xbox, PlayStation, and PC in March now that the developer has squashed all those troublesome bugs.Ubisoft has announced that the online mode for Watch Dogs Legion (which was delayed back in November 2020) will be available on March 9, and it will be free for all owners of the game via a free update on consoles and PC.The main sell of the update is four new modes that will allow you to wreak havoc across the game’s interpretation of London, and you’ll…

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Guilty Gear Strive beta extended for a few extra days

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 21 February 2021 12:42 GMT The open beta test for Guilty Gear Strive will now carry on until February 23, giving you more time to test out the upcoming fighting game.The online test for ArcSystemWorks’ latest project was supposed to go offline on February 21, but thanks to some server issues impacting the early stages of the beta, the developer has decided to extend it for a few extra days.Some serious server errors rendered the game unplayable when the open beta first kicked off late last week. Eager for players to experience as much of the…