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Xbox apparently still has some 2021 games left to announce

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 8 March 2021 19:11 GMT Xbox’s director of program management, Jason Ronald, has said that Xbox still has some unannounced games ready to launch in 2021.Speaking on an episode of The Iron Lords podcast, Ronald was aksed what titles he’s looking foward to playing in the remaining months of 2021. He replied “not every game releasing this year has been announced yet,” which has sparked a lot of speculation that Microsoft has some more, unannounced tricks up its sleeve.As you can see on the Reddit thread where this is all being discussed, many gamers have taken this…

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Check out more co-op It Takes Two gameplay in a brand new trailer

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 8 March 2021 18:09 GMT Publisher Electronic Arts and developer Hazelight have released a new, co-op-centered trailer for the upcoming game, It Takes Two, and it shows off why “We’re Better Together.”The director of the upcoming co-op title It Takes Two, Josef Fares, might be best-known for being an outspoken and outrageous creative director, but it’s safe to say he knows how to make an eye-catching game.As well as declaring publicly that he’ll give you $1,000 if you become tired of It Takes Two, the confident director has also been showing off more gameplay lately. After…

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Treyarch made Black Ops Cold War Zombies Easter Eggs accessible because less than 2% of players saw them

There’s a good reason why Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War managed to attract so many new players.Zombies has always been the obscure, niche side of Call of Duty. Of all the different takes on Zombies every new studio tried, it was the original creators of the mode – Treyarch – who actually managed to finally create a wider appeal for it this year.Zombies in Black Ops Cold War brings a number of different twists, most notably the ability to bring in a custom loadout, but no change has been more impactful than streamlining the Easter…

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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…