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Fox News controversy impacted Mass Effect 2’s non-straight relationships

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 22 January 2021 19:26 GMT Tweaks were made to stop the game’s audience facing further criticism, apparently.Mass Effect 2‘s Jack was originally intended to be pansexual, but BioWare cut down non-straight romances over concerns of negative media coverage.Speaking to The Gamer, Mass Effect 2 writer Brian Kindregan said that the decision to only allow Jack to be romanceable if users were playing as a male Commander Shephard occurred later in development. This came in the wake of a Fox News report in 2007 debating the depiction of sex in the sci-fi RPG.That Jack was initially intended…

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Best Minecraft Seeds 2020 | Top worlds to play right now

Minecraft seeds are a numerical code which represent the foundations of your world. When creating a new Minecraft adventure, you can type in a seed to either control the type of world you spawn into, or perhaps just write some random digits and see what you get.No matter what kind of starting area you prefer, there’s bound to be a seed for you; there are craggy icebergs, lofty clifftops, sprawling villages. Some seeds will offer a challenge, others are ideal for new players. We’ve even got some gorgeous scenery, too.You can also check out our lists of the best Minecraft…

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Here’s when you can pre-load and play Cyberpunk 2077 this week

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 6 December 2020 10:37 GMT CD Projekt Red has shared the exact times you’ll be able to start pre-loading – and playing – Cyberpunk 2077 when it launches later this week.Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red has revealed on Twitter just when you’ll be able to start downloading and booting up the game on various platforms.If you want to play the title on Xbox One or PS4 (or play via backwards compatibility on Xbox Series S/X or PS5), the game will be available in your time zone at midnight on December 10. The game, apparently, runs pretty well on last-gen…

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Xbox One best Cyber Monday deals 2020; games, controllers, Xbox Game Pass, hard-drives and accessories

Black Friday is dead, long live Cyber Monday. The Xbox Cyber Monday deals are here and you can get your mitts on plenty of bargains this weekend.With the Xbox Series X/S now in the wild, it could be the perfect time to save a good chunk of money on the last generation’s Xbox One X and Xbox One S consoles. Although Microsoft has stated that production on the One X and All-Digital Edition has ceased, there’s still some remaining stock out there that retailers want to shift.Now the Black Friday sales have kicked off properly you’ll be able to find all the…

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Apex Legends most popular characters have been revealed

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 29 November 2020 15:58 GMT Respawn has shared a little bit of data with us this weekend that lifts the lid of which characters get chosen the most in the on-going battle royale game Apex Legends.Earlier in the week, Respawn put out a tweet that asked players to guess which playable Apex Legends characters enjoyed the highest pick rate in the title.Moreover, the developer tasked players with ranking which Legends they thought were more popular, on a scale of 1-5. Despite the developer’s insistence, it would get back to curious players within the hour, the studio…

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Xbox One best Black Friday deals 2020; games, controllers, Xbox Game Pass, hard-drives and accessories

Oh right, here we go: Xbox Black Friday deals are alive and kicking and you can get you mitts on plenty of bargains this weekend.With the Xbox Series X/S now in the wild, it could be the perfect time to save a good chunk of money on the last generation’s Xbox One X and Xbox One S consoles. Although Microsoft has stated that production on the One X and All-Digital Edition has ceased, there’s still some remaining stock out there that retailers want to shift.Now the Black Friday sales have kicked off properly you’ll be able to find all the…

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343 Industries director steps away from Halo Infinite

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 28 October 2020 17:20 GMT 343 Industries’ Chris Lee, director of Halo Infinite, has stepped back from the project.According to Bloomberg, Chris Lee has left the project and has placed Halo Infinite in the hands of the current team.Lee told Bloomberg he is looking for “future opportunities,” and is confident the team will “deliver a great game, and now is a good time for me to step away.”Microsoft confirmed the news, stating that Lee remains a Microsoft employee.Lee is the second high profile developer to leave the project, as 343 Industries creative director Tim Longo departed the studio…

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1 vs 100 may return on Xbox Series X, according to Phil Spencer

Xbox boss Phil Spencer mentioned that fan-favorite multiplayer game 1 vs 100 could potentially make a return on the Xbox Series S and X.During an official FanFest live stream on Friday, Spencer made some interesting comments about Microsoft’s plans to revive a trivia game “from [the company’s] past”.As mentioned over on VGC, Spencer commented on the potential revival during a stream that was supposed to run alongside a quiz. Technical issues killed plans for the quiz, but Spencer still appeared on the stream and teased the re-introduction of the popular game.“Maybe we should even be building our own trivia game,…

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Xbox One Black Friday deals 2020

November is fast approaching so it’s about that time we start pondering on the Xbox Black Friday deals that we might see in 2020.With the Xbox Series X/S now in the wild, it could be the perfect time to save a good chunk of money on the last generation’s Xbox One X and Xbox One S consoles. Although Microsoft has stated that production on the One X and All-Digital Edition has ceased, there still may be some remaining stock out there that retailers want to shift.When the Black Friday sales kick off properly you’ll be able to find all the…

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Xbox 360 cloud saves will soon be free for Xbox Series X/S

Xbox 360 owners will be able to transfer cloud saves to Xbox Series X/S for free.You will no longer have to be an Xbox Live subscriber to use cloud saves to transfer your Xbox 360 games to Xbox Series X/S.When the consoles launch, you will be able to transfer over your 360 games using the cloud. Once you hit the power button on your new console, you will be able to start downloading all 360 games that are backward compatible. If you have them on disc, just pop them into the Series X drive. “Preserving the games of our past is fundamental to our…

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon coming to PlayStation 5 in March 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 28 September 2020 14:38 GMT Sega has today confirmed Yakuza: Like a Dragon will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on November 10 (the same day as its Xbox Series X and S release date), and will come later to PlayStation 5 on March 2, 2021.This is a slight change from the previously revealed release date of November 13, and apparently Sega has moved the game up a little to align with the release date of Microsoft’s next-gen console.The Xbox Series X and S versions will offer a Smart Delivery upgrade path…

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New Sonic the Hedgehog games are coming in 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 7 September 2020 19:52 GMT Mario may be celebrating his 35th anniversary, but erstwhile rival mascot Sonic the Hedgehog is here to remind you that another big gaming milestone is coming up, too.A new Sega ad has been printed in a licensing resource aimed at retailers and licensees that outlines 2021 as a ‘year of celebration’ for all things Sonic the Hedgehog (thanks, Tails Channel).As per pages 90 and 91 of the document, the iconic character’s 30th anniversary will be “a year of celebration – new games, digital content, events, major announcements and a tailored licensing programme.”Note…

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Xbox Games with Gold September: The Division, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, more

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 27 August 2020 16:43 GMT Xbox Games with Gold for September have been announced for Xbox One and Xbox 360.September’s Xbox Games with Gold have been announced, and the games are The Division, Unwritten Tales 2, de Blob 2, and Armed and Dangerous.The Division will be made available on September 1 for the entire month for Xbox One. The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 will be available from September 16 to October 15 on Xbox One.de Blob 2 can be downloaded on September 1 for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. On September 16, it will be…

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Xbox Ultimate Game Sale takes 50% off over 500 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games

By James Pickard, Friday, 14 August 2020 16:34 GMT Those of you looking for some Xbox One or Xbox 360 bargains will want to check out the freshly-launched the Xbox Ultimate Game Sale. You’ll find over 500 games reduced by up to 50 per off in Microsoft’s biggest sale of the year so far.One of the best deals of the bunch has to be the Arkane Anniversary Collection for $39.99 or $29.99 for Game Pass Ultimate and Gold members. For that, you’ll get a handful of incredible immersive sims. Included in the bundle are Dishonored: Definitive Edition (that’s the full game and all DLC), Dishonored…

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Resident Evil 7 is now the series’ top-seller

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 14 August 2020 12:29 GMT Capcom has updated the sales figures for all of its biggest hitters.As is custom after each quarterly earnings reveal, Capcom has provided updated sales figures for all of its best-selling games. Unsurprisingly, Monster Hunter: World has retained its top spot, having now sold 16.1 million copies, tallying the main game only on PC, PS4 and Xbox One both physically and digitally. Iceborne on its own has shifted a respectable 5.8 million units.Resident Evil 7 lands at number two, with 7.9 million lifetime sales. Resident Evil 7 is now the best-selling title…