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Call of Duty: Vanguard and Switch were best-sellers in the US during December 2021- NPD

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The NPD has released its December report and it finds Switch and Call of Duty: Vanguard topping the hardware and software charts, respectively. December 2021’s report finds total industry spending on hardware, content, and accessories down 1% year-over-year (yoy) to $7.5 billion. Hardware sales saw a 3% decline when compared to December 2020 to $1.3 billion. Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform in units sold, but it and PlayStation 5 tied for dollar sales during the month. In the…

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OlliOlli World preview: Don’t overlook this indie skateboarding gem

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Roll7’s open world take on the 2D skating game is a proper little skateboarding gem that any Tony Hawk’s fan would be foolish to miss OlliOlli World is almost here, and we’ve had another chance to get our hands on the game ahead of its launch on February 8, 2022, on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. For those who may not know what OlliOlli World is, it’s a skateboarding, side-scrolling action platformer game from…

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Techland will support Dying Light 2 for at least 5 years post release

Techland plans to support Dying Light 2 for a long time after its initial drop on February 4. According to the developer, the plan is to expand the world for at least five years post launch with new stories, locations, in-game events and more. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who played the first Dying Light. Released in 2015, Techland continued to support the game for several years post-release with downloadable content packs, content drops, and free updates. The developers also teamed up with the studios behind Left 4 Dead 2, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, and Rocket League to…

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Latest Dying Light 2 video shows off gameplay and some of the characters you will encounter

Lots of interesting characters. Techland has released a new video for Dying Light 2 that goes over the reason why Aiden comes to The City as well as his motives. In the video, you are also introduced to some of the characters you will encounter, and there are also pieces of the story included. You will also get a look at some new gameplay footage. Dying Light 2 is set 20 years after the first game and stars a new protagonist named Aiden. Using his parkour skills, he can easily climb ledges, slide, and run across walls while navigating the…

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Hitman 3 Year 2 content includes a roguelike mode, new map, customizable safehouse, and more

The Hitman Trilogy is also coming to Game Pass soon. Hitman 3 is entering year two, and today, IO Interactive provided information on what to expect out of it. One of the more interesting bits to expect out of Year 2 is a new mode with roguelike elements called Freelancer which introduces strategic planning and a customizable safehouse. Coming this spring, the mode features Agent 47’s Safehouse. This playable space is customizable as it allows you to choose exactly what type of Hitman you are. As you progress through Freelancer, more areas of the Safehouse can be unlocked and new…

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Far: Changing Tides will hit Game Pass day one when it releases in March

Coming to other platforms as well. Far: Changing Tides, an atmospheric vehicle adventure that follows the emotional journey of a boy and his ship, is coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one in March. Out on March 1, the story features the boy embarking on a voyage to find a new home, where he will sail stormy waters, dive unknown depths, and explore forgotten ruins in a flooded world. If you aren’t an Xbox Game Pass user, it is also coming to platforms other than those developed by Microsoft. You will also be able to pick it up for…

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The Ascent is coming to PlayStation consoles, according to the ESRB

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The ratings board is pretty reliable about outing games ahead of time. It looks like The Ascent is coming to PlayStation consoles. That’s according to an ESRB rating dug up by Gematsu which lists the game for PS4 and PS5. The same listing popped up in Taiwan back in December. The Ascent is an isometric shooter RPG set in a cyberpunk metropolis where mega-corporations rule a world, one where everyone works for them in a form of indentured servitude, paying…

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Mass Effect Legendary Edition comes to EA Play today

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Hello, Commander Shepard. Get ready to relive the legend of Commander Shepard with the Mass Effect Legendary Edition through EA Play. Bioware’s sci-fi RPG series is now available through the service, remastered, and in lovely 4K UHD. Available to all EA Play members, you can start playing the game through the Play List, and enjoy all it has to offer what with the visual enhancements, technical improvements and gameplay adjustments. If you have never played a Mass Effect game, you…

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Apex Legends’ latest Stories from the Outlands video focuses on Bangalore and Jackson

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Bangalore seems a bit upset with Jackson. The latest Apex Legends trailer from its “Stories from the Outlands” series, which delves deeper into the lore behind the game’s cast of characters, has been released. This newest video stars Bangalore, who is torn between her brother and the “only cause she’s ever known.” After the Battle of Gridiron, she is faced with not only making difficult decisions, but she will also have to face hard consequences with said decisions. Can you…

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Sniper Elite 5 will take you to France when it releases next year

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Take on Nazis in 1944 France. Rebellion has announced Sniper Elite 5, the next iteration in the action-adventure shooter series. Relasing simultaneously on Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, the Epic Games Store, Steam and Windows Store, Sniper Elite 5 once again stars Karl Fairburne who will travel to 1944 France to destroy Operation Kraken. As the elite marksman and SOE Operative, Fairburne is connected to a covert US Ranger operation to provide Sniper support as…

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Best Christmas gifts for gamers from Switch and Xbox to everything else

Here’s our guide to the best consoles, games and accessories that would make awesome gifts for gamers in your life. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday out of the way, you might be thinking retailers are done and dusted with deals for the year. That’s definitely not the case, with some items still on sale, and others being discounted in preparation for the Christmas and winter break. Our gift guide collates the best Christmas deals for gamers. You’ll find everything for Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PS5/PS4, such as games, accessories and everything else that would be perfect as a stocking…

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Cooperative shooter Arc Raiders from former EA dev revealed at The Game Awards

A cool-looking, free-to-play, sci-fi, cooperative shooter is headed your way. Arc Raiders, the first game from Embark Studios set up by former EA executive Patrick Soderlund, was revealed during The Game Awards 2021 this evening. The game is a free-to-play, cooperative action shooter where together with your squad, you will defend your home and resist the onslaught of Arc – a mechanized threat descending from space. In it, you play as one of the Raiders, who are a group of resistance fighters. With the help of an early warning system, you fight to protect your home against enemies dropping from…

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COD: Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass includes two new perks and one lethal for the first time

Usually, it’s two weapons, never lethals or perks. Call of Duty: Vanguard players with the Season 1 Battle Pass can unlock three new options across all Vanguard Loadouts, which are “set to rival” the already stiff competition between the Lethal Equipment and Perk 1 and 2 slot choices: Serpentine – Perk 1, Tier 21 and Intuition – Perk 1, Tier 44. With Serpentine, normal sprinting will reduce incoming damage from ballistics and explosives, while Tactical Sprinting can cut damage by more than a quarter of its normal value. Intuition will find your vision pulsing when enemies are nearby – even…

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Codemasters has announced a February release date for Grid Legends

The racer will arrive in early 2022. Codemasters and Electronic Arts have announced a February 25 release date for Grid Legends. Annouced during EA Play Live back in July, the racer promises a large variety of game modes, including a deeper Career with over 250 events, a story mode entitled Driven to Glory, the return of Drift and Elimination, and the introduction of Electric Boost racing. Drivers of all levels will be able to drive over 100 vehicles upon release, race on classic tracks and in cities, and connect with others via cross-platform multiplayer. Not only does it support cross-platform…

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The Santa skin is not coming to Battlefield 2042, says DICE

Battlefield 2024 developer DICE has said the Father Winter skin for Specialist Boris will not be coming to the game. Many players were either scratching their heads over the addition or were downright upset about the possibility of a Santa-esque skin for Boris. Some probably didn’t care either way, and some probably thought it was funny. It just depends on what camp you are in, we guess. No matter how you felt about it, DICE has said that presently it has “no plans to utilize” the skin this Holiday. We assume this also applies to the Big Nic skin for…