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Here’s a look at Apex Legends on Switch

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 20:09 GMT Check out this Switch gameplay video for Apex Legends.Apex Legends is coming to Switch on March 9 with cross-play support, and now you can get an idea of how it will look in this new trailer.As previously reported, if you purchase the Season 8 Battle Pass, you will be given 30 free levels and earn double XP for the two weeks after release to help you catch up with other players. You will also receive the limited-time Legendary Pathfinder skin – P.A.T.H.The game is being brought to Switch by Panic Button which…

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Work on Anthem Next canceled at Bioware

Bioware has canceled the Anthem reboot.Two weeks ago, it was rumored that Anthem Next would be canceled within the week. And now, it has come to fruition.That said, Anthem as it stands now,  will remain up, according to the announcement.Here’s the official word on the cancellation:In the spirit of transparency and closure, we wanted to share that we’ve made the difficult decision to stop our new development work on Anthem (aka Anthem NEXT). We will, however, continue to keep the Anthem live service running as it exists today.Since Anthem’s launch, the team has been working hard to continually improve the…

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Outriders won’t feature dedicated servers

Upcoming co-op-focussed shooter Outriders won’t feature dedicated servers for multiplayer.Developed by Poland-based People Can Fly and published by Square Enix, Outriders will instead rely on peer-to-peer solutions.“When we were developing the game quite a few years ago, when making the choices we made the decision: ‘okay, we’re not going with the dedicated servers’,” Piotr Nowakowski, lead designer at People Can Fly, told VG247.The studio felt that because of Outrider’s limited player count, dedicated servers weren’t imperative to creating a smooth multiplayer experience.“Of course, on one side is the cost, or the other side are the technical solutions”, Nowakowski explained. “And…

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Overwatch 2 features “hundreds” of Hero Missions, character dialogues, updated hero looks, dynamic maps, more

Blizzard has provided more information on Overwatch 2 as promised.Plenty of Overwatch 2 information was dropped yesterday after the BlizzConline 2021 opening ceremony in a separate segment.In it, the Overwatch 2 team provides a first look at some new locations players will travel to in the upcoming sequel, including Rome, which is the setting for a map in the new Push mode, and the New York City of Overwatch’s future Earth.You are also given a look at the evolving new looks for heroes from the original Overwatch, including McCree, Pharah, Reaper, and Widowmaker. Expect some to look a bit techier,…

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No Man’s Sky update adds companions to take with you on your adventures

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 19:11 GMT You can now traverse the universe with companions.The Companions update for No Man’s Sky is now available to download for free.Out now for PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, the update allows you to tame, breed, train and even speak to the creatures you encounter.You can adopt the creatures and form close bonds, and they will travel side-by-side with you as you adventure through the universe. You can train them to scan for resources, find hazards, provide light, hunt dangerous fauna, find settlements, excavate buried treasure, and…

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Borderlands 3 add-on Director’s Cut lands March 18, Broken Hearts Day event returns tomorrow

The Director’s Cut for Borderlands 3 is out next month, and today, Gearbox dished a bit on the add-on.According to the developer, you can expect Director’s Cut to land on March 18 for Borderlands 3 and it will be available individually or as part of Season Pass 2.The add-on features a brand new raid boss called Hemovorous the Invincible. The enemy is a large Varkid “lurking behind a door” on Pandora that’s been locked since Borderlands 3 launched.Director’s Cut also includes a series of murder mystery missions, featuring new locations and a “novel crime scene analysis mechanic.” Ava is convinced…

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Bungie is reworking some of Destiny 2’s older Exotics

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 6 February 2021 19:41 GMT Bungie is reworking some of the older Exotics with Season of the Chosen. According to the developer, the team plans to “shake up” the Aeon suite of Exotics in Destiny 2.For starters, the Aeon Cult Exotic armor pieces will have their own, unique mod socket and mods. These will be unlocked as soon as you acquire the Exotic, and each is tied to one of the different Aeon Cult roles.The mods are identical across the Exotics for all three classes.Each of these mods has one perk which will focus on the…

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Cyberpunk 2077 hotfix targets save file bug on PC

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 5 February 2021 14:37 GMT A hotfix is now available for Cyberpunk 2077 on PC.Hotfix 1.12 fixes a vulnerability in Cyberpunk 2077 that could be used as part of remote execution, including save files.It fixed a buffer overrun issue and removed/replaced non-ASLR DLLs.The fix basically applies to the use of mods/custom saves on PC. CDP became aware of a vulnerability in external DLL files the game uses which can be used to execute code on PCs. Until a fix was issued, it suggested folks refrain from using files from unknown sources.CDP was reached out to by…

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Cyberpunk 2077 fixes game-breaking bug caused by latest patch

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 28 January 2021 16:55 GMT CD Projekt Red has pushed out a new hotfix, version 1.11, that targets a game-breaking bug that was introduced in Cyberpunk 2077‘s huge 1.1 patch.A mission bug that the most recent Cyberpunk 2077 patch was supposed to fix was made worse when the update went live on various platforms earlier this week. Patch 1.1 introduced a suite of stability fixes, sure, but it also added a bug that prevented Takemura from talking, making it impossible to progress the story in the Down on the Streets mission.“Hotfix 1.11 is available on PC,…

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Biomutant release date set for May, collector’s editions announced

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 17:23 GMT Biomutant has a release date.Alongside a release date of May 25, two collector’s editions for Biomutant were announced.There’s’ the Atomic Edition which comes with a Diorama, the game, steel book, t-shirt, oversized mousepad, artwork on fabric, and the soundtrack all included in a premium box. It will run you €399.99/$399.99/£349.99.Then there’s the Biomutant Collector’s Edition for €109.99/$109.99/£99.99 for PC and €119.99/$119.99/£109.99 for PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.It comes with the game, a hero figurine, artwork on fabric, and the soundtrack in a premium box.The THQ Nordic-published game was unveiled back at gamescom…

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System Shock remake pre-orders go live on PC next month, final demo coming

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 23 January 2021 17:33 GMT Pre-orders for the System Shock remake on PC will open around the end of February.You will be able to pre-order System Shock remake through Steam, GOG, and the Epic Game Store.This will be accompanied by a final demo which will include the medical level, cyberspace level, full dismemberment, all newly recorded voice lines, and plenty of additional features and polish.Nightdive Studios said it will still be working to improve on the experience the game gets closer to launch. Console versions of the demo will come later.The team also announced that anyone…

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First big patch for Cyberpunk 2077 focuses on stability, various fixes

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 23 January 2021 14:38 GMT The first major update for Cyberpunk 2077 is now available on PC, consoles, and Stadia, and it focuses on stability improvements and various fixes.CD Projekt said it will continue this work in the following Cyberpunk 2077 patch and other upcoming updates.At the same time, it promises to keep fixing bugs and listening to feedback on how to “improve the overall game experience.”You can find the patch notes below.Cyberpunk 2077 patch 1.1StabilityVarious stability improvements including: Memory usage improvements in various systems within the game: characters, interactions, navigation, in-game videos (news, tv, etc.), foliage,…

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Borderlands 3 players can participate in Arms Race mini-events

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 21 January 2021 20:48 GMT Borderlands 3 is hosting three weeks’ worth of Arms Race Mini-Events.It’s Arms Race time in Borderlands 3, and you can participate in three consecutive week-long mini-events starting today, January 21.Arms Race is a roguelike experience that features randomized elements. In it, you are stripped of all your gear, passive abilities, and Actions Skills and dropped into a zone where you’ll have to get loot or die trying.The action takes place in the Stormblind Complex which is a decommissioned DAHL military base. As soon as you are dropped onto the island, you…

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Cyberpunk 2077 staff didn’t think game should ship in 2020, the 2018 demo was ‘entirely fake’ and more – report

A new report has given us a deeper insight into the development and launch of Cyberpunk 2077, with comments from the studio challenging the contentious write-up after its publication.According to Bloomberg, Cyberpunk 2077’s development was even more troubled than the studio let on – even in spite of the months of delays the game eventually suffered.A massive new report over on the site (protected by a paywall) dives into the nitty-gritty of the game’s troubled development, revealing tensions between the development staff and CD Projekt’s management. One developer told Bloomberg that working on the game was like “trying to drive…

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STALKER 2 devs provide some background on in-engine gameplay teaser

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 16 January 2021 15:10 GMT GSC Gameworld has released some additional information on the STALKER 2 in-engine gameplay teaser it released a couple of weeks back.According to the developer, the character you will play in STALKER 2 is Skif, and his actions will shape the new chapter in the history of the Zone.The short scene you saw takes place in the ruined school on the outskirts of the dead town of Pripyat. It’s an extremely dangerous place, and doesn’t seem to be quite abandoned. Skif is in a hurry though, as if something is following him…