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Phasmophobia update adds two ghost types, Willow Street House map, more

By Stephany Nunneley 18 June 2021 20:38 GMT Phasmophobia’s latest update has moved out of the beta phase and is now live.Today’s Phasmophobia update has added two new ghost types, two more daily challenges, the Willow Street House map, and some changes and bug fixes.Watch on YouTubeSpeaking of the new ghosts, it’s worth noting that they will have 3x higher spawn rate until the next update, so just know that going in.Alongside the aforementioned, the update also added a way to reset corrupt save files, a sell button in the item store, a profanity filter, and a confirmation timer when changing the…

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It Takes Two has sold over 2 million copies

By Stephany Nunneley 18 June 2021 18:29 GMT Well done, Hazelight.It Takes Two, the coop adventure from Hazelight Games and EA, has moved over 2 million copies since its March 26 release.Watch on YouTubeOne month after release, it was announced the game had sold 1 million copies, so in between April 25 and today, it has shifted another million. Developer Hazelight shared news of the game’s milestone on Twitter, where the developer said it was “amazed by the Passion” players have shown for the game. It also said it “couldn’t be happier” seeing so many fans of co-op.The game co-op…

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Square Enix pleased with Outriders sales and praises Xbox Game Pass’ ability to build an install base

By Stephany Nunneley 18 June 2021 16:32 GMT Square Enix is pretty pleased with how Outriders is performing.Speaking in an investors meeting, president and representative director Yosuke Matsuda said despite slight issues with bugs at launch, Outriders “has gotten off to a good start” as a new IP.Watch on YouTubeMatsuda went on to say the company was pleasantly surprised as the digital sales ratio for the title has been very high, and the number of active users has also beaten company expectations. Square also believes its decision to make the game available through Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass as soon as…

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Alan Wake Remastered leaks on the Epic Games Store

By Sherif Saed 18 June 2021 12:17 GMT It looks like we’re getting an Alan Wake remaster.Today seems to be a big one for Epic Games Store leaks. After references to Final Fantasy 7 Remake were spotted in the store’s database, another unannounced game has appeared: Alan Wake Remastered.Watch on YouTubeEpicData, a website that tracks database updates for the Epic Games Store, has revealed the existence of the Alan Wake remaster. The unannounced project, developed by creator Remedy, looks to support cloud saves, judging by the strings of code discovered.Unfortunately, we don’t actually know anything more besides. That said, the…

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George R. R. Martin’s work on Elden Ring was finished “years ago”

It sounds like George R. R. Martin isn’t as involved in Elden Ring’s development as you might think.Had it not leaked ahead of time, the news that George R. R. Martin is working with FromSoftware on its next project would have been one of the all-time best surprises in games. But since Elden Ring was officially revealed, and we learned what role he played in its development, we haven’t really heard anything from the author about his work on the game.Watch on YouTubeMartin recently spoke to local news station WTTW during a trip to receive an honorary doctorate from his…

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A Plague Tale: Innocence is getting optimized for Xbox Series X/S

By Stephany Nunneley 17 June 2021 21:02 GMT A Plague Tale: Innocence is getting enhanced for Xbox Series X/S and the optimization will be available in July.Asobo Studio and Focus Home Interactive have announced that A Plague Tale: Innocence will come to Xbox Series X/S on July 6. Watch on YouTubeThis enhanced version will feature 4K UHD (only on Xbox Series X), 60 FPS, and 3D audio support. The upgrade is free for Xbox One owners of the game. The enhanced PS5 version is also expected in July. A cloud version of the game is also coming to Nintendo Switch.A…

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Sea of Thieves new gameplay trailer shows off Pirates of the Caribbean tie-in

By Stephany Nunneley 17 June 2021 19:41 GMT Here’s another look at the Pirate’s Life update for Sea of Thieves which features Pirates of the Caribbean’s Jack Sparrow.You can watch the new Sea of Thieves gameplay trailer below.Watch on YouTubeFree to all players as part of the Season Three update arriving later this month, A Pirate’s Life takes place over five Tall Tales charting a new threat in the game.“We’ve worked closely with the Walt Disney Games team throughout this whole process, crafting an original story which brings out the best elements of both Sea of Thieves and their beloved…

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Pokemon Unite releases in July for Switch, coming to mobile in September

By Stephany Nunneley 17 June 2021 17:05 GMT The Pokemon Company promised yesterday we’d get some Pokemon Unite news today, and it delivered.Pokemon Unite will release for Switch in July and will arrive iOS and Android in September, The Pokemon Company and developer TiMi Studio Group announced today.Watch on YouTubeThe real-time, team-based battle game with cross-play capabilities will be free to start and was announced back in June 2020.Pokemon Unite takes place on Aeos Island, an island said to be on the ocean’s unexplored frontier. On it, you will find the Unite Battle Committee (UBC), which runs a series of tournaments. In Unite…

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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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Pokemon Unite news coming tomorrow

By Stephany Nunneley 16 June 2021 20:58 GMT Looks like we’re getting some news on Pokemon Unite tomorrow.The Pokemon Company has announced it has some Pokemon Unite news for those looking forward to the game coming to Switch and mobile.Watch on YouTubeAccording to the tweet, there will be an announcement made tomorrow, June 17, at 7am PT, 9am ET, 2pm UK. Maybe it will be a release date.The real-time, team-based battle game with cross-play capabilities will be free to start and was announced back in June 2020.In it, two teams of five Pokemon will try to defeat the opposing team….

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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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Todd Howard on Starfield exclusivity: focusing on two platforms will make for a better product

By Sherif Saed 16 June 2021 13:44 GMT Starfield will not be coming to PlayStation, and Todd Howard doesn’t necessarily see that as a bad thing.At the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase, Microsoft made sure to let everyone know that Starfield, the highly-anticipated next game from Bethesda Game Studios is exclusive to PC and Xbox.Watch on YouTubeThis confirmation wasn’t entirely unexpected; Microsoft hinted at this being the case shortly after it acquired Bethesda for $7.5 billion, but many fans who don’t own an Xbox console or a capable PC were no doubt disappointed by this news.“You don’t ever want to leave…

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PSVR 2 coming holiday 2022, will use OLED panels – report

By Sherif Saed 16 June 2021 10:06 GMT The next PlayStation VR headset is a little ways off.According to a new Bloomberg report, Sony is planning to launch its next-generation VR headset, PSVR 2, sometime over the holiday period next year.Watch on YouTubeThe report, which isn’t actually about PlayStation VR specifically, also revealed that the headset will be using OLED panels. This is the same type of panel used in the original PSVR, but more and more manufacturers are moving to LCD instead. While lacking the colour accuracy of OLED, LCD panels are cheaper, and offer better picture quality at…

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Former Xbox exclusive The Medium is coming to PS5 in September

The Medium, the apparently timed Xbox console exclusive from Bloober Team that launched earlier this year, is coming to PS5 on September 3, 2021.This isn’t a complete surprise, though: the Entertainment Software Rating Board listed The Medium on PS5 back at the start of the month. Bloober Team’s third-person psychological horror title was first announced for PC, Xbox Series X/S, and was a day-one release through Xbox Game Pass. At no point had it previously been mentioned that it would end up on PS5.The PS5 version of The Medium will feature “full DualSense controller support,” according to a press release, so there’s some specific…

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Adventure game Strange Brigade arrives on Nintendo Switch

By Stephany Nunneley 15 June 2021 19:55 GMT Rebellion’s Strange Brigade is out today on Nintendo Switch, and you can get it for 10% during launch week.The third-person adventure game Strange Brigade has you dealing with mummified enemies as you solve puzzles in booby-trapped ruins.Watch on YouTubeOther enemies include fire-breathing assassins, and armor-plated minotaurs all under the control of Seteki the Witch Queen who was buried in a nameless tomb for 4,000 years and has now returned.You can play it by yourself or team up with others in local wireless co-op and online for 1-4 players.On Switch, players will receive exclusive new…