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Here’s why Among Us updates are taking so long

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 11:55 GMT Spoiler: the small team that made it couldn’t keep up with the multiplayer game’s sudden success.Developer Innersloth has given some insight into why updates for Among Us are taking a while.In a post on Itch.io, the studio said that the surprise success of the multiplayer title in 2020 meant that it had to fundamentally change how it did things behind the scenes, as well as having to hire in a number of new staff to help out.“Not to dive into too much organizational stuff, but not only did we need to…

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Bloober Team releases a new trailer for The Medium and updated PC specs

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 18:22 GMT Bloober Team has released a new trailer for The Medium, exploring what a medium actually does.The new video for The Medium is the second in Bloober Team’s premonition video series, which shines a light on how the psychological horror title plays.The latest video entitled What Does A Medium Do? explains what it means to be a medium like Marianne, and shows off some of the unique psychic abilities she is able to use to navigate the spirit world and unravel its mysteries.The Medium will release on Xbox Series X/S and PC…

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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…

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Microsoft promises Final Fantasy titles missing from Xbox Game Pass are still coming

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 7 January 2021 19:55 GMT Microsoft has reassured Final Fantasy fans that more games in the franchise are coming to Xbox Game Pass.Speaking with TrueAchievements, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that missing Final Fantasy titles announced at X019 are still heading to the Xbox Game Pass service.“As we announced at X019, we are excited to bring the Final Fantasy franchise to gamers with Xbox Game Pass,” the spokesperson told TrueAchievements. “We have done so throughout 2020 and will continue to do so in 2021 and beyond. We look forward to announcing specific launch dates for more Final…

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Injustice 2, Torchlight 3, What Remains of Edith Finch, more coming to Xbox Game Pass

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 14:31 GMT Microsoft has announced a batch of games coming to Xbox Game Pass this month.New titles are coming to Xbox Game Pass in January, and include Injustice 2, Torchlight 3, and What Remains of Edith Finch.On January 7, you can expect eFootball PES 2021 Season Update for both Android and console. Injustice 2 also arrives on the seventh for the same platforms plus PC.Also coming to the service on January 7 is the adventure game The Little Acre for Android and console. The game takes place during the 1950s in Ireland and…

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Xbox Games with Gold for January 2021 revealed

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 24 December 2020 12:57 GMT Microsoft has announced the four free Games with Gold titles available to Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Live Gold Ultimate members in January 2021.The next offering of free games can be downloaded starting on January 1, when esteemed Bandai Namco horror title Little Nightmares and decidedly average King of Fighters 13 will become available on Xbox consoles.As per Xbox Wire, Little Nightmares will be available to download and play all month, whilst anyone eager to get their hands on King of Fighters 13 will need to add it to their accounts before…

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Among Us coming to Xbox consoles in 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 20 December 2020 17:41 GMT Among Us has launched on Xbox Game Pass for PC and is coming to Xbox Game Pass on consoles in 2021.Among Us is coming to Xbox next year, the platform holder announced in a post over on the Xbox blog.If you are an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber, you can access Among Us on PC right now – although console players are going to have to wait until the game launches in 2021.Following the announcement via the Xbox channels, Innersloth made its own announcement, too. We don’t have any idea specifically when…

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Best of 2020: Crusader Kings 3, and Lauren’s other GOTY picks

All this next-gen console nonsense is for nerds – The real MVP of 2020 is Crusader Kings 3. Why worry about lockdown boredom, buying a console from a scalper or 4K vs Performance mode when you can play the best grand strategy on the humble PC? Let me tell you why.First off, let’s get one thing straight: Crusader Kings 3 is better than its predecessor. Hundreds of hours of my life were spent playing Crusader Kings 2 but the latest iteration of the grand strategy behemoth is the best version going. Improved gameplay concepts aside, what I enjoyed the most…

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Microsoft Flight Simulator soars to two million players

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 18 December 2020 17:13 GMT Number of users has doubled since September.The recently-launched Microsoft Flight Simulator already boasts more than two million players.That’s according to the head of Microsoft Flight Simulator, Jorg Neumann, who said on Xbox Wire that it flew past this milestone faster than any other entry in the series so far. If that wasn’t enough, Microsoft Flight Simulator had the biggest ever launch for a PC title in Xbox Game Pass.“As we’ve said time and time again, our launch in 2020 was only the beginning of our journey with Microsoft Flight Simulator,” Neumann…

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Among Us, Monster Train and more hit Xbox Game Pass for PC

Yesterday, Xbox Game Pass for PC got a couple of tasty additions to it’s already very good lineup of games. Everyone’s favourite new smash-hit murder ’em up Among Us has joined the party, along with RPS faves Monster Train and Wilmot’s Warehouse. There’s a bunch more too, including The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan. Plenty to keep us all busy over the winter holidays then. (Or rather, plenty to distract me from playing the two giant new RPGs I don’t think I’ll ever finish.) (more…)

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EA Play on Game Pass for PC has been delayed into 2021

By Patrick Dane, Tuesday, 15 December 2020 17:23 GMT EA Play is going to take a little longer than expected to hit Game Pass on PC.Microsoft has taken to a blog post today to reveal that it will be taking a little longer to get EA Play’s considerable library of games onto the PC version of Game Pass.The service has become a central focus for Microsoft as it expands its Xbox brand into a service-based one. It currently offers a robust gaming library for a small fee and it has only gotten better with the inclusion of EA Play to…

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Skyrim, Yakuza remasters and Among Us are coming to Xbox Game Pass

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 11 December 2020 12:12 GMT Microsoft adds yet more big names to its subscription service.Some heavy hitters are coming to Xbox Game Pass in the near future.In a video shown at last night’s The Game Awards, Microsoft revealed that The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim – Special Edition would be coming to its subscription service in just a few days, on December 15, just over nine years after its initial November 2011 release. This comes in the wake of the company’s announcement in September that it was buying Bethesda parent company ZeniMax Media for a whopping $7.5B.Meanwhile,…

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Doom Eternal and Va-11 Hall-A hit Xbox Game Pass for PC tomorrow

Xbox Game Pass for PC continues to collect some absolute belters, with the likes of Doom Eternal, Va-11 Hall-A, Yes, Your Grace and Call Of The Sea headlining its new additions this month. There’s loads more coming throughout December, too. Looking down the list we’ve got Greedfall, Unto The End and Yooka-Laylee And The Impossible Lair. Genuinely, if you’ve been looking for a good time to try out the Game Pass for its cheapo £1 / $1 first month deal, I think now might be your chance. (more…)

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Control and more coming to Xbox Game Pass

After teasing Control earlier today, Microsoft has announced the game is coming to Xbox Game Pass on December 3.Control will be available for Android and console through Xbox Game Pass.Also coming to the service on the same day is Haven for PC and console, and Rage 2 for Android.The same day, you can also expect Slime Ranger for Android and console,  and Va-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action for PC.December 3 is a busy day, as it also includes the release of Yes, Your Grace on the service of Android, console, and PC, and Doom Eternal for PC.On December 4, Dragon Quest 11 S: Echoes…

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Control is coming to Xbox Game Pass on December 3

After teasing Control earlier today, Microsoft has announced the game is coming to Xbox Game Pass on December 3.Control will be available for Android and console through Xbox Game Pass.Also coming to the service on the same day is Haven for PC and console, and Rage 2 for Android.The same day, you can also expect Slime Ranger for Android and console,  and Va-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action for PC.December 3 is a busy day, as it also includes the release of Yes, Your Grace on the service of Android, console, and PC.On December 4, Dragon Quest 11 S: Echoes of an Elusive Age –…