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Cyberpunk 2077 is down to $30 from select US retailers

By Joel Franey, Monday, 18 January 2021 15:51 GMT New copies of Cyberpunk 2077 have dropped to their lowest prices yet. Buying a copy of the game on Amazon US or Best Buy will get you a copy for just $29.99, without having to buy pre-owned or via shady dealers.As all of you probably know at this point, the game released last month to a very bumpy reception, as any critical praise was heavily tempered by technical issues and missing features. However, CD Projekt Red have promised major update patches in January and February, which may go a long way…

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Check out the Hitman 3 launch trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 18 January 2021 15:20 GMT IO Interactive has published the launch trailer for Hitman 3, and it’s a stylish whistlestop tour of Agent 47’s brave new World of Assassination.Hitman 3 is due to launch on January 20 for PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox One X/S (as well as on Nintendo Switch, via the cloud) and to mark the arrival of launch week, we’ve got a brand new trailer to wrap our eyes around.The new video shows off some of the locations in which you’ll be conspiring to take down your targets (you can read…

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Cyberpunk 2077 mod gives the game a Borderlands look

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 18 January 2021 12:11 GMT Change the look of Cyberpunk 2077 with this Borderlands-themed mod.When it’s not buggy or having asset streaming problems, Cyberpunk 2077 can look really good, especially on a powerful PC. If you’re not looking for ultra-realistic visuals, there is a way you could make the game’s look more interesting.Mod creator Salmo has released a new mod with a seemingly simple task: turn Cyberpunk 2077’s visual style into that of Borderlands. The faux cel-shaded look, which adds a black border to models and objects, changes up the game’s look dramatically.Borderlandfy2077 relies on the…

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Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game sold over 25,000 copies on Switch in under 3 hours

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 17 January 2021 16:48 GMT Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition has been a very successful modern re-launch, according to Limited Run Games.Though the digital version of Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game was published by Ubisoft, it was Limited Run Games that oversaw the physical release of the game.Limited Run Games is responsible for three versions of Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game – Complete Edition, and pre-orders for the Switch and PS4 versions of the base game, the Classic Edition, or the K.O. Edition opened up on January 15.“In less than 3 hours we sold…

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Cyberpunk 2077 staff didn’t think game should ship in 2020, the 2018 demo was ‘entirely fake’ and more – report

A new report has given us a deeper insight into the development and launch of Cyberpunk 2077, with comments from the studio challenging the contentious write-up after its publication.According to Bloomberg, Cyberpunk 2077’s development was even more troubled than the studio let on – even in spite of the months of delays the game eventually suffered.A massive new report over on the site (protected by a paywall) dives into the nitty-gritty of the game’s troubled development, revealing tensions between the development staff and CD Projekt’s management. One developer told Bloomberg that working on the game was like “trying to drive…

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A Way Out and Brothers developer Josef Fares thinks Xbox Series X is “a f**king confusing name”

The Xbox Series X and S naming convention has been the cause of a lot of conversation since it was announced, and it appears even A Way Out and Brothers developer Josef Fares thinks it’s a confusing name.Fares – known for his candid and energetic interviews – has told IGN that the naming convention of the latest Xbox machines is “fucking confusing” (thanks, Eurogamer).“That’s a fucking confusing name,” Fares said in the colorfully transcribed interview. “What the fuck’s going on with Microsoft? They’re losing it, man. What the fuck is going on? Like Series S, X, Mex, Next. I mean, who…

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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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Epic Games working to improve Fortnite Crew membership

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 16 January 2021 14:46 GMT Epic Games is working to make the Fortnite Crew subscription a better experience.Epic Games has noted that players earlier in the year experienced issues receiving their Fortnite Crew rewards. The company also noted users were having a hard time unsubscribing on Xbox. To make up for the issues, all past and present Fortnite Crew members are being handed an exclusive new Emote called Members Only.Past, present, and new Fortnite Crew members will receive the Emote upon logging in anytime from now until February 15. The Emote may take up to 48…

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Microsoft lists some of the games coming exclusively to Xbox this year

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 15 January 2021 19:58 GMT Microsoft has provided a list of games coming exclusively to Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S this year.A handy list of the games coming exclusively to Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One has been posted, and it gives you a quick look at just some of what’s heading to the consoles.As Microsoft notes though, you can expect more than that what you will find on the list. Below is just what has been announced so far. Adios – 2021 The Artful Escape – 2021 The Ascent – 2021 The Big Con –…

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You have to buy Hitman 3 Access Pass to play Hitman 2 levels on Epic Games Store

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 15 January 2021 17:55 GMT If you own the game on Steam, you won’t be able to carry progress over.If you want to play Hitman 2’s levels in the upcoming Hitman 3, you will have to buy the Hitman 3 Access Pass.That’s according to a post on developer IO Interactive’s website, which says that because Hitman 2 was never released on the Epic Games Store, you have to buy this extra content again. There’s an 80% discount on the Hitman 3 Access Pass that will be running for 14 days after the game is released on…

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Hitman 3 cloud version will hit Switch on January 20

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 15 January 2021 16:03 GMT Releasing day and date with the other platforms. Io Interactive has announced the cloud version of Hitman 3 will be released for Switch on January 20.It’s the same day the game releases for PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox One X/S.This will be the first time a Hitman game will be made available on a Nintendo platform.In Hitman 3, you get to travel the world and take out interesting people with complete freedom of approach. You can acquire access to buildings by hacking, using brute force, or just by…

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NPD: Switch was the best-selling console in December and 2020

Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in the US for December and 2020, and the newly released PS5 console followed in sales. The NPD December 2020 report has been released, and it finds total industry spending up 25% year-over-year, and up 27% for the entire year. In December, the market pulled in $7.7 billion, and $56.9 billion for the year. Hardware dollar sales reached $1.35 billion during December, up 38% year-over-year (yoy), making it the highest total December month since 2013 when $1.37 billion was pulled in.Annual hardware dollar sales totaled $5.3 billion, 35% higher yoy, and the most since…

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Vendetta missions, other online features go offline

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 15 January 2021 14:28 GMT WB Games has pulled online services for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.According to an update on the game’s support site, changes with the network no longer provide access to certain features for the Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. This includes all platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam.Online bits of the game no longer available include the Nemesis Forge feature and online leaderboards. Also, because certain actions tied to these online bits provided achievements or trophies, players will have them automatically bestowed.Since the WBPlay platform is no longer available, the Epic Runes “Orc…

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Bungie tweaks Destiny 2 rewards for Dreaming City and The Moon

The studio wants to incentivise people returning to older areas.Destiny 2 maker Bungie is trying to make players want to visit The Moon and Dreaming City areas once again.In an update on its website, the studio said that it was reissuing the Reverie Dawn and Moon Dreambane armour for the Dreaming City. These apparently drop with high stats when earnt in Shattered Throne or Pit of Heresy. Furthermore, the final chest in Pit of Heresy won’t drop the Masterworked Dreambane armor piece anymore.To replace this, the Dreambane armor piece that players will find now comes with seven armour energy and…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies map Firebase Z out next month

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 14 January 2021 20:33 GMT Treyarch has announced a new map for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players will be able to try out a new Zombies map next month on February 4 called Firebase Z.Treyarch teased the map earlier this week before announcing it today. As the blurb reads, with the destruction of the Projekt Endstation site, Requiem is now focused on the latest Dark Aether outbreak site: Outpost 25 which is also known as Firebase Z.The developer is celebrating 115 Day tomorrow on…