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Among Us has introduced a quick chat option

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 6 March 2021 17:19 GMT Innersloth has introduced a quick chat option to Among Us. The new quick chat option for Among Us allows players to communicate easier, using a wheel.This brings the game up to version 2021.2.21.According to the developers, the wheel is not only easier, but a faster and safer option to play if you’re using text chat.The team also promised form information on the next update is coming soon, and that the “ball is rolling” on it.Also, it is aware of a glitch occurring with lobbies and games on some platforms. Innersloth is working…

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Online mode for Watch Dogs: Legion delayed on PC

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 6 March 2021 16:52 GMT Ubisoft has delayed the PC release of online mode for Watch Dogs: Legion.News of the delay on PC was announced via the official Watch Dogs: Legion Twitter account.The reason for the delay is an issue has been identified that can cause the game to crash for players with certain GPUs. The team is working on fixing the issue as quickly as possible, and in the meantime made the decision to delay the online modes until said issue is fixed.According to the notice, some online modes will also be delayed on consoles,…

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Microsoft looking into unresponsive issue affecting some Xbox Wireless Controllers

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 6 March 2021 15:51 GMT Microsoft is aware of unresponsive issues affecting some Xbox Wireless Controllers and is looking into a fix.There are apparently some issues with the newest version of the Xbox Wireless Controller. Released alongside the launch of Xbox Series X/S, various users have reported the controller is unresponsive when pressing buttons on the controller.The issue has been reported when using the controller on both consoles and on PC.Luckily, Microsoft is aware of the issue and is looking into it, but a timeframe was not provided (thanks, PC Gamer).“At Microsoft, we put all of…

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Previous seasons in The Division 2 will be re-run until new mode releases in late 2021

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 5 March 2021 18:45 GMT The Division 2 has 40 million players, and these players can expect a new mode coming to the game later this year.According to Ubisoft Massive, The Division 2 players will be getting a new mode in the next major update and it will be entirely new to the franchise. Along with the game mode, the team is “investigating new ways to progress” your agent with an emphasis on increasing build variety and viability. “The development of this new update is still in its early stages and will take several months to…

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Minecraft Dungeons is receiving its own arcade cabinet

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 5 March 2021 17:45 GMT Hardware set to launch later this year.Dungeon crawler Minecraft Dungeons is coming to its own arcade cabinet.In a post on the blocky blockbuster’s website, Mojang’s Per Landin said that the company had teamed up with Play Mechanix to create a cab for the game, resulting in the imaginatively-named Minecraft Dungeons Arcade. The release comes with nine levels, with players having three actions at their disposal – Melee, Dodge, and Range.Another tweak is that players receive physical cards to record changes to their character – better weapons, new skins by the sounds…

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Remedy wants to overcome co-op problems for upcoming game Vanguard

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 5 March 2021 17:00 GMT The studio is best known for its single-player titles, but its next release is something outside its comfort zone.Finish games firm Remedy wants to try and address some of the issues that face co-op games with its upcoming Vanguard.That’s according to the company’s CEO, Tero Virtala, who told GamesIndustry.biz that one of the problems facing co-op titles is making sure that games last long enough. Though Remedy is best known for its narrative-driven single-player games like Max Payne and Control, one of the studio’s upcoming releases is Vanguard, a free-to-play co-op…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is down to just $30 on all consoles

By James Pickard, Friday, 5 March 2021 16:52 GMT Viking-era shank-em-up Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is just $30 on all consoles – that’s PS5, Xbox Series/One and PS4.The deal of the day is currently available over at Amazon US and GameStop and matches the lowest price the game has been since the start of February. When midnight hits, though, it’ll be gone! Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on PS5 for $29.99 from Amazon US Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on Xbox Series/One for $29.99 from Amazon US Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on PS4 for $29.99 from Amazon US Assassin’s Creed Valhalla for $29.99 from GameStop The…

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Apex Legends Collection Event includes Ring Fury takeover, Heat Shield item, more

Apex Legends players can soon participate in a new event.Starting next week, the Chaos Theory Collection Event will kick off in Apex Legends and brings with it a raft of changes as well as the release of the game on Switch.The event focuses on Caustic and finds the new Caustic Treatment standing where the Water Treatment once stood. Players will act as Cauctic’s “test subjects” and will be draining toxic liquid from the center of the facility. Doing this temporarily grants access to four gold loot items locked in cages.The Mirage Voyage is also missing, but it could show up in…

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Under fire Hogwarts Legacy designer leaves Avalanche

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 5 March 2021 11:56 GMT They claim it isn’t related to the discovery of their rather controversial YouTube channel.A lead designer on Hogwarts Legacy, Troy Leavitt, has announced his resignation from Avalanche.The developer said on Twitter that he was leaving the studio and had “nothing but good things” to say about the upcoming Harry Potter game, his colleagues and the title’s publisher, Warner Bros. Leavitt did say that there was going to be a video on his YouTube channel at some point in the near future to explain the situation.In a subsequent tweet, the lead designer…

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Outriders demo saw over 2 million players, patch coming next week

People Can Fly has announced its plans going forward with Outriders, starting with an incoming patch for the demo, which has seen over 2 million players.For starters, the Outriders team is working on the backend to ensure connectivity issues aren’t a problem when the game launches, as was seen with the demo.According to the developer, the connectivity issues stemmed from players joining too fast for the backend systems to scale in time with the sheer number of players.  People Can Fly assures this shouldn’t be the case when the game is fully released.Patches and changes for the demo need to…

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Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 update adds more characters, avatars, spectator mode

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 4 March 2021 18:20 GMT The third and final update for Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 introduces more characters, avatars, and features for the game.SEGA has released the update for Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.This free content will also be made available on the Steam version when it releases later this month on March 23.Coming less than three months after the game’s official release, this final update brings plenty of new features to dive into: New playable characters — Harpy, a kind-hearted winged girl who loves to…

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Marvel’s Avengers PS5 and Xbox Series X/S will make levelling up harder

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 4 March 2021 17:12 GMT Leveling your characters and progression in Marvel’s Avengers is about to get even grindier Crystal Dynamics alters the way the game works on next-gen consoles.Once the native PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of Marvel’s Avengers are out on March 18, things are going to get a bit more difficult for players looking to grind out levels and make their heroes more powerful.Crystal Dynamics will be increasing the amount of XP you’ll need to reach the highest level in the game – rank 50 – because players are currently leveling…

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Souls-like Mortal Shell has sold over 500,000 units since release last summer

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 4 March 2021 15:06 GMT The action RPG has now sold more than 500,000 units worldwide.Released last summer on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, the Cold Symmetry-developed Mortal Shell is a Souls-like with four classes, called Shells. In the game, you will travel across various lands with the story unloading through lore and dialogue.Bosses are rather tough, so prepare to die a few times when trying to best one.Today’s announcement arrives alongside the release of Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition, the fully remastered version available digitally today on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.It features upgraded textures,…

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon players can download the Legends Costume Set for free

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 21:00 GMT To celebrate the release of Yakuza: Like a Dragon on PS5, Sega is handing out the Legends Costume Set for free.Previously available only through pre-ordering Yakuza: Like a Dragon, the set is now available to download for free across all platforms and versions of the game. You have until April 2 to grab the pack.The set includes eight costumes, two of which are clothing from Yakuza 0 worn by Goro Majima and Kazuma Kiryu. It also includes costumes worn by Taiga Saejima, Haruka Sawamura, Ryuji Goda, Daigo Dojima, Makoto Date, and…

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Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires will no longer release in early 2021

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 20:38 GMT Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires has been delayed to an unspecified date.Originally slated for release in early 2021, Koei Tecmo and developer Omega Force announced Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires would be moved out of the release window.According to the announcement, made on Twitter, the team is “working hard on delivering the best game possible,” and a new release window will be announced, “in future updates.”“We apologize for the delay and appreciate your continued support,” reads the notice.Announced in September last year during a Tokyo Game Show 2020 presentation, the game was confirmed…