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Splitgate is Halo meets Portal and it’s brilliant fun

By Dorrani Williams 6 August 2021 14:04 GMT This might hold you over until Halo Infinite releases. I’ve been playing some Splitgate. The long and short of it is it’s a free-to-play multiplayer FPS. Think Halo meets Portal. What a combination, right?Splitgate isn’t new, it’s been out for a while now in beta. It used to be called Splitgate Arena Warfare but it didn’t get much traction back in 2019. Now it’s back and blown up to the point where the servers can’t facilitate the demand of players trying to play, creating queues of up to an hour to log…

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Evil Dead: The Game release delayed for polish and to add a single-player component

Evil Dead: The Game has been delayed to next year.Originally slated to release this year on PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, Evil Dead: The Game has instead been delayed to February 2022.Watch on YouTubeAccording to the developer, Boss Team Games, the extra time will give the team a chance to give it some extra polish and to ensure it is the “ultimate Evil Dead experience you’re all waiting for.”The additional time will also allow the team to implement a single-player option.Boss Team’s co-op and PvP multiplayer action title was announced at The Game Awards in…

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Season 15 of Destiny 2 will see a change made to the transmog system

By Stephany Nunneley 24 July 2021 20:55 GMT Bungie says it has been monitoring reception and behavior around Destiny 2’s transmog system and states it will perform a minor update around the system’s currencies. According to the developer, at the start of Season 15 in Destiny 2, it will deprecate the passively-earned currency Synthstrand, which players use to purchase transmog – known as Armor Synthesis – bounties from Ada-1. Watch on YouTubeIn its place, the bounties will be purchasable for 10,000 Glimmer instead. The hope is that the change reduces the time needed to earn 10 Synthweave tokens per class…

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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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The Apex Legends Thrillseekers event features a new Arena map, weekly rewards, more

Apex Legends players have a new event to look forward to.The Thrillseekers event is coming to Apex Legends, and it includes a new Arenas map, weekly rewards tracks, and some new looks.Watch on YouTubeKicking off next week on July 13, the Thrillseekers event will feature the new Overflow map, which is lane-focused and each area is separated by lava-filled structures. Combat on this map tends to favor short to medium ranges along with POI: Slope or Overlook.Overlook is a long, open area with a height advantage, while Slope offers high grounds which can be used for flanks or defensive setups.With…

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Nier Reincarnation launches in the West in July

By Dom Peppiatt 28 June 2021 19:33 GMT Nier Reincarnation, the mobile RPG spin-off coming to Android and iOS, will launch later this month – and you can get bonus items if you pre-register.The game, developed by Applibo and published by Square Enix, will launch on July 28 (thanks, IGN). As per the site’s announcement, pre-registering on the App Store and Google Play will grant you bonus Gems in the final game that you will be able to spend on in-game summons.For every additional 100,000 players that register, the number of Gems will go up. So it looks like we’re…

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E3 2021 Wrap-up: The best games and the biggest disappointments

By Tom Orry 16 June 2021 19:05 GMT We gather to discuss the highs and lows of E3 2021, including the re-reveal of Breath of the Wild 2, plus the Xbox Showcase.E3 2021 is over, yet you might be wondering if it even began, what with most publishers barely showing up and Sony not taking part at all. This year’s “event” has felt rather weak when compared to previous years, but we’ve still had a number of great-looking games get announced.Watch on YouTubeIn the video above you can listen to me, Alex, Dorrani, and Sherif pick our best games of…

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Balan Wonderworld director Yuji Naka has departed Square Enix

By Stephany Nunneley 5 June 2021 16:26 GMT Balan Wonderworld director, and Sonic the Hedgehog creator, Yuji Naka is no longer with Square Enix.Naka announced on Twitter today he that was no longer with Square Enix, and had left the company at the end of April. Watch on YouTube“I resigned from Square Enix at the end of April,” Naka said in the tweet (thanks, Gematsu). “While I cannot share the reason right now, I hope to be able to discuss it when the time comes. As for what I’ll do in the future, I’m already 55 years old, so I…

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Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis release date set for next week

By Stephany Nunneley 1 June 2021 18:14 GMT Sega has announced a release date for Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis.Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis will launch on June 9, and will be available on Xbox, Windows 10, Steam, and the Epic Games Store.Watch on YouTubeBecause of its release, scheduled maintenance that would have occurred alongside the New Genesis launch will be moved forward by about one or two days.Due to the change in the maintenance schedule, there will be changes to the dates and the content of the “The Road to New Genesis Event” countdown login bonus event….

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Cities: Skylines has new bridges, train stations, and radio options available today

Four new content updates are now available for Cities: Skylines. New content is now available for Cities: Skylines players interested in adding new bridges, train stations, and two new radio stations.Watch on YouTubeParadox Interactive announced the new content today during PDXCON Remixed.Two radio stations, Rail Hawk Radio and Sunny Breeze Radio, are now available for those players looking to change up the mood as they build.Here’s what’s now available, straight from Paradox:Bridges & Piers Content Creator Pack – Price: $4.99This set of 22 unique mods by Armesto, with industrial and classical styles found around the world. The pack includes: 7 regular traffic…

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Mario Golf: Super Rush trailer shows off Speed Golf, Battle Golf and more

By Dom Peppiatt 17 May 2021 19:20 GMT Nintendo has revealed a new trailer that shows off a bit more about what you can expect from Mario Golf: Super Rush when it hits Nintendo Switch in June.Perhaps the most baffling part of the whole thing is the demonstration of Speed Golf; a mode that pits you and up to four mates against each other at once as you battle to get to the hole in the least amount of shots – and the least amount of time, too.You take a shot, then sprint to wherever your ball ended up before…

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Check out the Shadow Warrior 3 ‘That Damn Dam’ mission trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt 10 May 2021 19:28 GMT Publisher Devolver Digital and developer Flying Wild Hog have published a new trailer that shows off one of the missions from the upcoming Shadow Warrior 3.Just last week, we heard that Flying Hog was planning to launch Shadow Warrior 3 on Xbox One and PS4, as well as PC. Now, to keep that hype train chugging, the publisher has shown off another one of the game’s missions.According to the description of the level, players can expect a frenetic journey to the top of the titular dam where Lo Wang does battle with the…

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Shadow Warrior 3 is also coming to PS4 and Xbox One

By Stephany Nunneley 5 May 2021 20:04 GMT Platforms other than PC have been announced for Shadow Warrior 3.Alongside news of Shadow Warrior 3 coming to PS4 and Xbox One alongside the previously announced PC, a new trailer showing the Doomsday Device mission was released (thanks, Gematsu).Watch on YouTubeDevolver Digital describes the mission as being “full of terrible creatures, violent traps, and gorgeous views.” IGN was given a first look at the mission, and you can see it for yourself in the video above.If you are unfamiliar with the game, which was announced in July last year, here’s a short rundown:Fallen…

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Hood: Outlaws and Legends post-release content will include a new map and outlaw

By Stephany Nunneley 27 April 2021 17:47 GMT Sumo Digital has announced the first post-release content plans for its multiplayer PvPvE heist game Hood: Outlaws and Legends.All players can look forward to free gameplay content across the first year of release for Hood: Outlaws and Legends. Watch on YouTubeIf you purchase the Year 1 Edition, you will gain access to three premium Battle Passes covering three seasons, and will also be able to unlock exclusive cosmetics. Hood’s first year of post-launch support will be split into four themed seasons, each containing major free gameplay additions, community events, new cosmetics, and…

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Ghostrunner free and paid DLC drops today, physical edition coming to Switch

A free game mode and the paid Metal Ox Pack for Ghostrunner were released today.Today’s new content for the first-person cyberpunk parkour action Ghostrunner includes the free update Kill Run Mode.In Kill Run Mode, players slay enemies to add seconds to the timer, dash through sections in Dharma Tower as quickly as possible, and hit new heights on the leaderboards. Players can also capture photos with Photo Mode.Watch on YouTubePaid content consists of the Metal Ox Pack, which celebrates the Year of the Ox with four new swords and gloves modeled after the Confucian principles and virtues of benevolence, justice,…