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Sherlock Holmes Chapter One details emerge in new video

Frogwares has answered a few questions you may have about Sherlock Holmes Chapter One.According to the studio, there are five main quests in Sherlock Holmes Chapter One that are connected through one continuous story. You can expect more than 30 side quests, some as large as the main ones. It will also take around 12 to 15 hours to beat the main story, and maybe 40 to 50 hours for the full game.The game will have a younger, 21 year old Sherlock trying to solve the death of his mother in the main quest, and he will also be investigating…

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Watch the Resident Evil Showcase livestream here today

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 21 January 2021 12:10 GMT Capcom’s first Resident Evil Showcase this year is due to go live later today, and the publisher assures us it’ll feature a slew of announcements related to the iconic horror franchise.According to the company, today’s presentation will mostly focus on Resident Evil Village – we’re due to get our very first look at the gameplay of the title, and we’re promised more information about the characters, setting and tone of the game, too.Last week, Capcom published a tweet that noted the info will be presented in a new Direct-style video that will be…

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Dead Cells will be free to play with Switch Online in the UK next week

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 19:06 GMT Dead Cells will be free to play with Switch Online in select regions for one week starting January 26 and until February 1.If you are a Switch Online subscriber and have yet to try Dead Cells, you can do so for free next week if you live in the UK or Europe.Dead Cells is a Castlevania-inspired platformer featuring permadeath, where you’ll die, kill something, and learn your lesson in order to survive.The game has many weapons and gadgets available and is high risk with big rewards. Many times, you will find yourself trapped in…

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Valve’s Newell feels bad for CD Projekt over Cyberpunk 2077’s troubled launch

Gaben says the studio should ignore the vitriol and focus on making the game better.The founder of PC giant Valve Gabe Newell has said that he has “a lot of sympathy” for Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt.Speaking to New Zealand publication TVNZ.com, the exec said that he felt that some aspects of the recently-launched sci-fi RPG are “just brilliant.” He went on to say that people shouldn’t throw stones at CD Projekt because what the studio has achieved is “pretty amazing.”“I have a lot of sympathy with a situation that every game developer finds themselves in,” he said.“All I know…

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Predator joins Fortnite with the Season 5 Battle Pass

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:44 GMT Predator is now ready to be unlocked as a Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 Battle Pass outfit.Completing the Jungle Hunter Quests in Fortnite, players can unlock the Predator Outfit with built-in Bio-helmet Online Emote, as well as a unique Heat Vision Hunter Spray, Banner, and Emoticon.Have a look at Predator in the short tease below.Today also marks the kick-off of the Pele Cup. Participating in the event through Creative will provide the opportunity to unlock the Pele Punch emote early before it hits the Item Shop on January 23.Players participating in…

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Lara Croft skin could be coming to Fortnite in Tomb Raider crossover

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 12:35 GMT Follows Master Chief, Kratos and the Predator dropping into the battle royale game.Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft might be showing her face in Fortnite.That’s according to data miner Mang0e, who took to Twitter to show that a skin for a female character – codenamed Typhoon – was being prepped for Epic’s free-to-play romp. It’s also going to be a reactive cosmetic, meaning it will change when players do something in Fortnite.The current Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 5 content is focused on hunters, with characters including Halo’s Master Chief, the God of War…

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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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Zombie Army 4 Season 2’s final mission is now available

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 20:34 GMT Chase down and board the Dead Zeppelin.The final campaign mission for season two of Zombie Army 4: Dead War is now available on all platforms.Dead Zeppelin is the third and final mission in Season 2’s Death from Above campaign. In it, the Resistance airfield has been saved, but there is an undead airship that you will still need to contend with.You and others will need to chase the airship down, board it, and destroy it before it’s too late.In addition to the Dead Zeppelin campaign mission, there’s loads of new content…

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Two Point Hospital is getting a Jumbo Edition for consoles

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 20:08 GMT A new edition for Two Point Hospital is coming to consoles.Two Point Hospital Jumbo Edition has been announced for consoles. It comes with the game bundled with the updates R.E.M.I.X. 1 and 2, and Room Templates. Also included are the expansions Off the Grid and Close Encounters. It also comes with the Exhibition Items and Retro Items Packs. The Two Point Hospital: Console Edition, which was previously released, included the expansions Pebberley Island and Bigfoot. The Jumbo Edition will include these expansions as well when it releases on March 5.You will…

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Rust smashes Twitch and Steam peak users records

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 19:35 GMT Follows some big-name streamers playing the former Early Access game.Facepunch’s Rust has hit new records for users on both Steam and streaming platform Twitch.As spotted by PCGamesN, SteamCharts shows that the game hit 244,394 concurrent users on Steam. This record was actually hit at 21:00 GMT on Saturday, January 16. At the time of writing, Rust actually boasts the fourth-highest concurrent player figure on Steam, coming in behind Valve’s own Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2, as well as battle royale hit Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds.This comes in the wake of Twitch streams…

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning heads to Switch in March

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 17:56 GMT Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is heading to Switch.THQ Nordic announced today that Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning will be released for Nintendo Switch on March 16.Like the PC, PS4, and Xbox One releases, the game comes with three DLC’s: The Teeth of Naros, Legend of Dead Kel, and Weapons and Armor bundles.In addition, THQ Nordic confirmed plans to release the new Kingdoms of Amalur expansion, Fatesworn, this year.If you are unfamiliar with the rather excellent RPG, here’s everything you need to know: Build the ideal character for the most intense combat, choosing…

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Balan Wonderworld demo coming to all platforms next week

Square Enix has announced a free demo will be released next week for Balan Wonderworld.The Balan Wonderworld demo will be available to play from January 28, allowing players to experience two hours of gameplay ahead of its release on March 26.It can be played with friends and family in local co-op mode or in single-player mode and will be available on each platform that the full game will be released on.This means you will be able to play it on Steam for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.Two players can explore the game as the stars…

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Apex Legends Season 8 and Aussie explosives expert, Fuse, arrive in February

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 18 January 2021 19:20 GMT Respawn Entertainment has announced that Apex Legends Season 8 will go live on February 2, and it will introduce Fuse – the 16th Legend.In a press release paired with a brand new Stories from the Outlands video, Respawn describes Fuse as “the laid-back explosives expert” hailing from Australia.Apparently, his love affair with all things explosive kicked off when he was a kid, where he and his childhood mate found “a bloody beautiful grenade” that seemingly once belonged to the resistance faction on their home planet, Salvo. Check out the new trailer below.Though…

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Xbox studio Ninja Theory shows off photo-realistic graphics in Project: Mara

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 18 January 2021 18:12 GMT A new trailer has gone live giving us more insight into the ground-breaking visuals of Ninja Theory’s Project: Mara.Last year, we heard about Ninja Theory’s experimental title called Project: Mara – the developer revealed the game as a peculiar game that will explore “new ways of storytelling” and will be based on a “real-world” and “grounded representation” of mental terror.Now, in a new trailer, we’ve heard a little bit more about the game and seen some of the mind-blowing photo-realistic visuals Tameem Antoniades and his team are creating for the mysterious title.Perhaps…

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GTA 6 could feature smarter NPCs thanks to newly uncovered Rockstar patent

A new Take-Two patent has been discovered that appears based on improving the intelligence and navigation capabilities of AI.The patent, which registers a “system and method for virtual navigation in a gaming environment” has been posted on Reddit in the last few days, though the actual document was originally filed by Rockstar’s parent company, Take-Two, back in October 2020.In the simplest terms possible, the patent is geared at making non-player characters’ (that’s NPCs, for short) artificial intelligence a little smarter and more organic, in an attempt to move away from current AI solutions that are starting to feel a little out-dated.The…