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PUBG lore has been made easier to digest thanks to official new website

A new PUBG website has launched that collects years of the game’s history and lore into one easily navigable place.PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds is hailed by many players as one of the games that kicked off the battle royale craze that’s dominated much of the current generation, but in some ways, the game lagged behind its competitors as time went on.Where titles like Fortnite and Call of Duty Warzone managed to weave a story and progressive narrative elements into the game over time, PUBG instead remained focussed on its match-to-match focus, eschewing lore and a persistent story for a long time.Developer PUBG…

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Xbox’s Spencer teases cloud gaming TV streaming stick

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 23 October 2020 16:04 GMT Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said that the company could make streaming sticks for its cloud gaming streaming service.In an interview with Stratechery – as reported by The Verge – the Microsoft exec said that it’s possible we’ll see cheaper tech that can just plug into a TV for use with the streaming platform.“I think you’re going to see lower-priced hardware as part of our ecosystem when you think about streaming sticks and other things that somebody might want to just go plug into their TV and go play via xCloud,”…

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Xbox One Black Friday deals 2020

November is fast approaching so it’s about that time we start pondering on the Xbox Black Friday deals that we might see in 2020.With the Xbox Series X/S now in the wild, it could be the perfect time to save a good chunk of money on the last generation’s Xbox One X and Xbox One S consoles. Although Microsoft has stated that production on the One X and All-Digital Edition has ceased, there still may be some remaining stock out there that retailers want to shift.When the Black Friday sales kick off properly you’ll be able to find all the…

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The Haunting of Verdansk brings Leatherface, SAW and more to Modern Warfare and Warzone tomorrow

Call of Duty: Warzone’s very first Halloween event – The Haunting of Verdansk – is about to kick off, Activision and Infinity Ward have confirmed.According to a press release from the publisher, the SAW and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre universes collide to become part of The Haunting of Verdansk, a limited-time community event which runs from October 20 to November 3.The Haunting of Verdansk will introduce a new “Trick or Treat” reward system to the game for the duration of the event, which contains “frights” or “frighteningly good blueprints and personalization items”. These boxes full of loot will be found in…

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Rainbow Six Siege coming to Xbox Game Pass for console and Android on October 22

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 19 October 2020 14:41 GMT Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege will be added to the Xbox Game Pass subscription service later this week, Microsoft has revealed.After a pretty conspicuous tease yesterday, Microsoft has officially confirmed that Ubisoft’s multiplayer shooter will be arriving on Xbox Game Pass on October 22.This highly competitive game, which has a thriving esports scene, is set to arrive on the subscription service next week – and it’ll be playable on both Xbox One and Android when it lands… though trying to stay alive and operate on a level playing field on your…

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Rainbow Six Siege may be coming to Xbox Games Pass

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 18 October 2020 13:46 GMT Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege may be added to Xbox Game Pass subscription service soon, a cryptic tweet has suggested.Over on the official Xbox Game Pass Twitter account, a new image has been posted that appears to suggest Ubisoft’s tactical shooter will be added to the service soon.The tweet – embedded below – presents a teaser featuring six rainbows and what appears to be pictures of a siege. Hmm. pic.twitter.com/oJOf33vdSd — Xbox Game Pass (@XboxGamePass) October 17, 2020Launched way back in 2015, Rainbow Six Siege has maintained steady popularity and is…

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Stardew Valley is getting split-screen co-op on all platforms

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 17 October 2020 16:32 GMT The next update for Stardew Valley will include split-screen co-op.Update 1.5 has been in the works for Stardew Valley for quite some time, and we now know one of the new features it will contain.Split-screen co-op is coming to all platforms, but only PC will support up to four players.Details noted by Twitter users in the tweet include the addition of desert farms, new chests, a telephone stand, torches on fence-posts, and more (thanks, PCgamesN).Update 1.5 will also contain a significant new piece of end-game content and banana trees.The last big…

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Three classic Lucas Arts remasters coming to Xbox Game Pass

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 16 October 2020 20:50 GMT Double Fine Productions will release three classic Lucas Arts remasters on Xbox Game Pass later this month.Speaking during the Xbox Podcast today, Double Fine’s Tim Schafer announced Grim Fandango Remastered, Day of the Tentacle Remastered, and Full Throttle Remastered will come to Xbox Game Pass.Day of the Tentacle Remastered is a cartoon puzzle adventure. In it, three friends work together to prevent an “evil mutated purple tentacle” from taking over the world. You will take control of the trio and solve puzzles using time travel to explore different periods of history.Graphic adventure…

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Xbox can recoup $7.5 billion Bethesda investment without going multi-platform, says Spencer

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 16 October 2020 19:47 GMT Xbox boss Phil Spencer is confident Microsoft can recoup the funds spent on acquiring Bethesda, without releasing the studio’s games on other consoles.Speaking with Kotaku, Spencer said “yes,” Microsoft will be able to recoup its $7.5 billion investment without releasing Bethesda games, such as The Elder Scrolls 6, on other consoles.“I don’t want to be flip about that. This deal was not done to take games away from another player base like that,” he said. “Nowhere in the documentation that we put together was: ‘How do we keep other players from playing these…

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Marvel’s Avengers next-gen release pushed into 2021, Kate Bishop DLC delayed

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 16 October 2020 16:02 GMT Crystal Dynamics has delayed the next-gen release of Marvel’s Avengers into 2021, and have pushed the Kate Bishop content out of October.In a blog post today, the developer said the reason for the Kate Bishop delay for Marvel’s Avengers is to have a “fixed, predictable patching cycle,” with time for extensive testing before new content is released.The team also made the decision to move the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S release into 2021 to ensure it gives the team time to “deliver a next-gen experience showcasing all that this game is meant to…

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Cyberpunk 2077 offers various ways to look stylish

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 15 October 2020 18:02 GMT Style is everything in Cyberpunk 2077.You don’t want to run around in Night City looking basic, and Cyberpunk 2077 provides options to sport your own brand of style.In the game there are four styles to choose from: Kitsch, Entropism, Neomilitarism, and Neokitsch. Each style has its own history, status, and features.Kitsch is for those who like functionality coming second to style. This category is for those with a preference for neon hair, illuminated tattoos, and chrome.If looks aren’t your thing, there’s Entropism and if you want “deadly elegance,” choose Neomilitarism. Here, this…

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Check out the vehicles you’ll see in Cyberpunk 2077

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 15 October 2020 17:42 GMT CD Projekt RED has released a video showing off some of the vehicles you’ll be able to drive in Cyberpunk 2077.In this Cyberpunk 2077 video shown during the latest Night City Wire, you’re given a look at some of the vehicles at your disposal which will help you traverse the city and surrounding areas.Each one will not only look unique but provide a “unique driving experience.”There’s everything from the less expensive economy cars to clunkers. There’s also the executive class of cars which are built to impress, and there are also…

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Take a deep dive into Assassin’s Creed Valhalla with this trailer

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 20:07 GMT Learn everything you need to know about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in this deep dive trailer.In the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla video, it shows how to grow your settlement, customize your Viking, and journey to new lands as you “expand your clan’s influence” throughout England.The game finds you in the shoes of Eivor torn, between duty and a personal quest for glory.Eivor’s clan is looking for more in the land of England, as they are driven from Norway by war and dwindling resources. Here, you will come across the Hidden Ones, Saxon kings, and…

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Apex Legends is getting a Championship Edition

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 13 October 2020 20:08 GMT Today, Respawn and EA announced a Champion Edition for Apex Legends and it will be available in time for the start of Season 7.The Championship Edition for Apex Legends features all characters up to Season 7, along with over $100-worth of cosmetics, including Legendary skins and a Legendary gun charm.It also comes with 1,000 Apex Coins.Starting Season 7, you can find the Champion Edition on PC, Origin, PS4, and Xbox One.It will run you $39.99 and comes with the following:The Champion Edition 9 character unlocks (all Legends up to Season 7):…

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Xbox 360 cloud saves will soon be free for Xbox Series X/S

Xbox 360 owners will be able to transfer cloud saves to Xbox Series X/S for free.You will no longer have to be an Xbox Live subscriber to use cloud saves to transfer your Xbox 360 games to Xbox Series X/S.When the consoles launch, you will be able to transfer over your 360 games using the cloud. Once you hit the power button on your new console, you will be able to start downloading all 360 games that are backward compatible. If you have them on disc, just pop them into the Series X drive. “Preserving the games of our past is fundamental to our…

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Xbox Series X has tactile indicators to help the visually impaired

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 11 October 2020 10:40 GMT Microsoft has added tactile indicators to the Xbox Series X hardware for visually impaired people and to help with reach-around cabling.Bryce Johnson, inclusive lead at Microsoft Devices and the brain behind the Xbox Adaptive Controller, revealed the design detail on Twitter.Microsoft has been making great strides when it comes to accessibility in gaming, and this latest hardware reveal shows that the company is dedicated to continuing its accessible approach into the next generation. Inclusive design tidbit. E suggested we put tactile indicators (for the blind) over the ports of the Xbox…

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The Outer Worlds heads to Steam later this month

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 9 October 2020 20:12 GMT Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds will finally head to Steam later this month.The Outer Worlds will be available through Steam on October 23, it has been announced. The game was an Epic Games Store exclusive for one year on PC.Released in late-October 2019 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, the game is a critical success, and financially exceeded expectations for its publisher, Take-Two’s Private Division label. It was released on Switch back in June.In September, story DLC was released for the game. Called Peril on Gorgon, it is the first DLC and it expands the reaches…

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Psychological horror The Medium releases December 10 for PC, Xbox Series X/S

Bloober Team, the developers of Observer, have announced a release date for its next horror game, The Medium.The Medium is coming to PC and Xbox Series X/S on December 10. In the game, you will find yourself playing as Marianne, a medium haunted by visions. She can interact with two worlds: the real, and the spirit world.These visions have led her to an abandoned hotel in Krakow, the site of a tragedy. Because she is a medium, she can interact with the spirit world in order to solve the mysteries of the hotel.As a medium with access to both worlds, the…

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GTA Online doling out double and triple rewards this week

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 8 October 2020 20:16 GMT This week in GTA Online you can earn double and triple rewards depending on your choice of activity.Until October 14, you can earn double rewards in all GTA Online Contact missions. Feel like participating in Transform Races? Earn triple rewards when you take part.All Associates’ and Bodyguards’ salaries are also tripled for the next seven days.If you log in this week and play, you will walk off with a Fruit Tee for free. Nothing like paying nothing for something to wear.Head to the casino this week, give the lucky wheel a…

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Borderlands 3 event Bloody Harvest returns in time for Halloween

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 8 October 2020 17:53 GMT Just in time for Halloween, the annual Bloody Harvest in-game event returns to Borderlands 3.Borderlands 3 players can once again participate in the limited-time seasonal event Bloody Harvest.The event kicks off today and runs until November 5.Once again, you will face off against Captain Haunt and his minions to earn rare rewards only available during Bloody Harvest.Maurice will give you a mission to collect Hecktoplasm from the ghosts that spawn after you kill haunted enemies. Once enough Hecktoplasm is collected, Maurice will open up a portal to Heck.The loot you collect…