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The Witcher 3 loads crazy fast on Xbox Series X

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 17:58 GMT It looks like the upcoming Xbox Series X version of The Witcher 3 loads very quickly.That’s going by a video posted by YouTube user rubhen925 – as spotted by the @_XboxNews Twitter account – which shows the silver-haired and incredibly sexy Geralt zapping from one part of The Witcher 3’s world to another in just seconds. On current hardware, there’s normally a loading screen before the player is transported to another area of the world.The video is apparently of a version of Witcher 3 without optimisation, with the improved loading times…

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Xbox outlines the media apps launching with Xbox Series X/S

By Alex Calvin, Monday, 2 November 2020 17:33 GMT We now know which streaming platforms are going to be on Microsoft’s new consoles at launch.In a post on Xbox Wire, the company revealed that Apple TV is coming to its hardware on November 10, the same day that the Xbox Series X and Series X launch. That will set consumers back $4.99 each month, with a seven-day free trial.In addition, media apps that are already available for Xbox One – like Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Spotify and YouTube – will be available on Microsoft’s brand new consoles.“It’s not just your…

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Watch Dogs: Legion Masks Guide – All Mask locations

There are loads of masks to find in Watch Dogs: Legion that’ll hide your identity when you’re sneaking around, but where can you find them? Alongside any pre-order bonus masks you might have, there are loads of masks to find in Watch Dogs: Legion. You’ll automatically pull your mask on when you enter a restricted area so you can hide your identity, and some of them are pretty rad.There are a few ways to obtain new masks, so let’s take a look at what you’ll be doing.Watch Dogs: Legion – How to find all the masksSeveral masks can be found…

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343 responds to fans asking for ray tracing in Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox Series X/S

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 1 November 2020 16:38 GMT Microsoft and 343 Industries have shared more information about the next-gen version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection in a new blog.The publisher and developer confirmed the next-gen version of Halo: The Master Chief Collection would be arriving for Xbox Series XS on November 17 back in October, and now more information has been shared about the ports, too.Fans have been asking 343 about how likely it is that the game will include ray tracing at some point in its life, and senior producer Matt Hohl has said that the studio…

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League of Legends turn-based RPG Ruined King is coming to PC and consoles early next year

By Sherif Saed, Saturday, 31 October 2020 13:03 GMT Riot Games has narrowed down the release window of the first League of Legends spin-off.Ruined King: A League of Legends Story was one of several series spin-offs announced last year. Like all of the announced projects, Ruined King is being developed by an external partner and published under the company’s Forge label.The game is coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One and Switch in early 2021. It will also arrive on PS5 and Xbox Series X a little bit later, and all owners will be able to upgrade their copy for free.Airship…

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Ubisoft clarifies a few games that are not backward compatible on PS5

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 30 October 2020 17:03 GMT Ubisoft has provided a list of its games which will not be backward compatible on PS5.Some of Ubisoft’s games will not be backward compatible with PS5, and the majority are Assassins Creed Chronicles titles.Here’s the list: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy Pack Assassin’s Creed Chronicles India Assassin’s Creed Chronicles China Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Russia Risk Star Trek Bridge Crew Werewolves Within Space Junkies While these games may not be compatible with PS5 they are backward compatible on Xbox One Series X/S.All of Ubisoft’s Xbox One games will be compatible with…

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Check out the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla TV spot

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 30 October 2020 15:09 GMT Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is out next month, and to get you pumped, Ubisoft has released the TV spot for it.In this Assassin’s Creed Valhalla CGI spot for television, it shows how Eivor’s mission is to settle in the kingdoms of England on a permanent basis.This new CGI trailer shows a little bit of a Viking raid, giving you a small taste of what to expect.Assassin’s Creed Valhalla releases on November 10 for PC, current-gen, Stadia, Amazon Luna, Xbox Series X/S, and PS5.On the new Xbox console, you can expect 4K resolution at…

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Xbox Series X/S launch celebration set for November 10

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 30 October 2020 14:40 GMT Microsoft is kicking off the next generation of consoles with a celebration on launch day.Microsoft will be hosting a live celebration of the launch of Xbox Series X and Series S on Tuesday, November 10, the consoles’ global launch day.The platform holder, however, cautioned that you should not expect any big news on the show. It’s more of an opportunity to celebrate gaming, and honour the launch of its new consoles in the process.“We invite you to grab your device of choice and play alongside Team Xbox, your favourite creators, and…

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Buy GeForce RTX 3080 or 3090, get Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War free

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 30 October 2020 13:03 GMT Nvidia has announced that for a limited time, buyers of GeForce RTX 3080 or 3090 graphics cards and PCs will get a copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is the latest game in the franchise, and starting today those that purchase a GeForce RTX 3080 or GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card or PC, from participating retailers and etailers by December 10 will get a copy of the standard edition with the cards.The game on PC features 4K Graphics, an uncapped framerate, RTX shadows, ambient…

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CD Projekt Red CEO apologises to staff for downplaying Cyberpunk 2077 crunch to investors

After telling investors that crunch “is not that bad,” CD Projekt Red leadership has now turned around to employees to apologise.Following its decision to delay Cyberpunk 2077 to December, developer CD Projekt Red hosted an emergency call with investors to discuss the delay, and update them on the company’s plans.As part of that call, CD Projekt Red leadership said that PC and next-gen console versions of Cyberpunk 2077 are ready, but that the delay is caused by the current-gen console versions. It was also there that company CEO Adam Kicinski addressed reports of the studio going into mandatory crunch, which…

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Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition, Arms Race gameplay, Final Form Cosmetics revealed

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 29 October 2020 20:04 GMT Gearbox Software has announced Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition along with Arms Race coming with the second season pass.The Borderlands 3 Ultimate Edition includes the base game, all add-ons, and the Multiverse Final Form cosmetics pack. This also includes both seasons passes, as the second one includes Designer’s Cut and Director’s Cut. Designer’s Cut add-on includes Arms Races which can also be purchased separately from the Season Pass.Arms Race offers a roguelike experience that’s “fast-paced, challenging, and consistently remixed” by randomized elements. In it, you are stripped of all your gear, passive…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC trailer released, final specs announced

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 29 October 2020 19:38 GMT Activision and Treyarch have released the final PC specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War ahead of its November 13 release.Alongside the specs comes a new trailer showing off PC-specific features in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. You will need to watch it on a 4K compatible screen to see the benefits.As previously reported, on PC you can expect 4K Graphics, an uncapped framerate, RTX shadows, ambient occlusion, Nvidia DLSS and Reflex Technology, ultrawide and multi-monitor support, and crossplay.Below, you will find the minimum, recommended, competitive, and…

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343 Industries director steps away from Halo Infinite

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 28 October 2020 17:20 GMT 343 Industries’ Chris Lee, director of Halo Infinite, has stepped back from the project.According to Bloomberg, Chris Lee has left the project and has placed Halo Infinite in the hands of the current team.Lee told Bloomberg he is looking for “future opportunities,” and is confident the team will “deliver a great game, and now is a good time for me to step away.”Microsoft confirmed the news, stating that Lee remains a Microsoft employee.Lee is the second high profile developer to leave the project, as 343 Industries creative director Tim Longo departed the studio…

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These PS4 and Xbox One external hard drives are going cheap for today only

By James Pickard, Tuesday, 27 October 2020 17:11 GMT A range of Seagate external hard drives are featured in the deal of the day over at Amazon US – and are an ideal choice for bulking up your PS4 or Xbox One storage.Sizes from 1TB-5TB are available, all of which will offer a considerable boost over the limited internal storage in both the PS4 and Xbox One. Simply plug one into a spare USB port and away you go – more than enough room to keep Call of Duty happy!As for which one you should go for, well, that probably…

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Cyberpunk 2077 delayed to December 10

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 27 October 2020 16:43 GMT CD Projekt Red has delayed Cyberpunk 2077 to December 10.The developers of Cyberpunk 2077 have delayed the game by 21 days to December 10.According to CD Projekt Red, the extra time will give the team time to prepare and test all versions of the game. This includes the current-gen versions, PC, next-gen, and Stadia. “Since Cyberpunk 2077 evolved towards almost being a next-gen title somewhere along the way, we need to make sure everything works well and every version runs smoothly,” said the studio. “We are aware it might seem unrealistic…