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PSA: Don’t buy Destiny 2’s Spicy Ramen emblem, it’ll be free in July

By Dom Peppiatt 21 June 2021 20:33 GMT You may have seen a special Spicy Ramen emblem in Destiny 2 doing the rounds online this week, but don’t buy it from chancers on social media – it’ll be free next month.Spicy Ramen has become something of a thing in the Destiny 2 community, as you may remember from the impromptu memorial shrine to Destiny’s Cayde-6 outside E3 2018. It once was a useless token that lived in your inventory, but it became a symbol to honor Cayde-6, voiced by Nathan Fillion, who died in-game when he caught a bullet from Uldren Sov.Dataminers unveiled a special Spicy Ramen…

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An innocuous Call of Duty Warzone Salt Mines door is killing players, for some reason

By Dom Peppiatt 21 June 2021 17:15 GMT Call of Duty: Warzone seems to have spawned a door that will kill players when they try and pass through it – so you’re probably best off avoiding the Salt Mines for now.Redditor Rxelik has figured out that a specific door in a warehouse in the Salt Mines portion of the map will instantly knock you if you go anywhere near it. The user posted some footage of the offending barrier over on the r/warzone subreddit.Showing solidarity and wanting to prove that The Scary Door is, indeed, deadly, other players flocked to the unlikely…

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Stranger of Paradise uses Final Fantasy 1 as a motif rather than being “directly connected to the game”

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin’s concept is based on Final Fantasy 1, but is a story all its own.Speaking in an interview with Weekly Famitsu, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin’s creative producer Tetsuya Nomura, producer Jin Hujiwara, and director Daisuke Inoue spoke about the game, and how it’s using the original Final Fantasy as a motif.Watch on YouTubeAccording to Nomura, the game is based on Final Fantasy 1, where at the end of which, you learn who the Warriors of Light really are and where they came from.In Stranger of Paradise, Jack and his friends are under the impression they…

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Server capacity increased for Battlefield 4 due to influx of players following Battlefield 2042 reveal

By Stephany Nunneley 19 June 2021 16:21 GMT EA has increased the server capacity for Battlefield 4 due to an influx of players following the Battlefield 2042 reveal.Thanks to the reveal of Battlefield 2042, the amount of players itching for some modern combat has surged, causing the servers for Battlefield 4 to reach capacity, making queue times far longer in certain regions.Watch on YouTubeTo stop any more issues from coming about due to the deluge, EA has taken steps to help combat long queues (thanks, Neowin).“We were absolutely blown away by your excitement and reactions to the recent Battlefield 2042…

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It Takes Two has sold over 2 million copies

By Stephany Nunneley 18 June 2021 18:29 GMT Well done, Hazelight.It Takes Two, the coop adventure from Hazelight Games and EA, has moved over 2 million copies since its March 26 release.Watch on YouTubeOne month after release, it was announced the game had sold 1 million copies, so in between April 25 and today, it has shifted another million. Developer Hazelight shared news of the game’s milestone on Twitter, where the developer said it was “amazed by the Passion” players have shown for the game. It also said it “couldn’t be happier” seeing so many fans of co-op.The game co-op…

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Square Enix pleased with Outriders sales and praises Xbox Game Pass’ ability to build an install base

By Stephany Nunneley 18 June 2021 16:32 GMT Square Enix is pretty pleased with how Outriders is performing.Speaking in an investors meeting, president and representative director Yosuke Matsuda said despite slight issues with bugs at launch, Outriders “has gotten off to a good start” as a new IP.Watch on YouTubeMatsuda went on to say the company was pleasantly surprised as the digital sales ratio for the title has been very high, and the number of active users has also beaten company expectations. Square also believes its decision to make the game available through Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass as soon as…

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George R. R. Martin’s work on Elden Ring was finished “years ago”

It sounds like George R. R. Martin isn’t as involved in Elden Ring’s development as you might think.Had it not leaked ahead of time, the news that George R. R. Martin is working with FromSoftware on its next project would have been one of the all-time best surprises in games. But since Elden Ring was officially revealed, and we learned what role he played in its development, we haven’t really heard anything from the author about his work on the game.Watch on YouTubeMartin recently spoke to local news station WTTW during a trip to receive an honorary doctorate from his…

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Sea of Thieves new gameplay trailer shows off Pirates of the Caribbean tie-in

By Stephany Nunneley 17 June 2021 19:41 GMT Here’s another look at the Pirate’s Life update for Sea of Thieves which features Pirates of the Caribbean’s Jack Sparrow.You can watch the new Sea of Thieves gameplay trailer below.Watch on YouTubeFree to all players as part of the Season Three update arriving later this month, A Pirate’s Life takes place over five Tall Tales charting a new threat in the game.“We’ve worked closely with the Walt Disney Games team throughout this whole process, crafting an original story which brings out the best elements of both Sea of Thieves and their beloved…

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Elex 2 officially announced, set years after the events of the first game

By Sherif Saed 15 June 2021 13:01 GMT Piranha Bytes has returned with a sequel to Elex.Elex 2 was announced today, after a few teasers from developer Piranha Bytes. The sequel to the 2017 sci-fi action RPG returns to the world of Magalan, though not without expanding the fiction and implementing new gameplay tweaks.Watch on YouTubeElex 2 takes place following the conclusion of the original game’s story. The defeat of the Hybrid gave life to new factions, and The Berserkers have made good on their promise to terraform the planet. After a period of peace, protagonist Jax returns to warn…

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The Season of Sloth kicks off in Hitman 3 tomorrow

By Stephany Nunneley 14 June 2021 18:56 GMT The Season of Sloth in Hitman 3 starts on June 15 with Act 3 of the Seven Deadly Sins. Hitman 3 players will be able to participate in the Sloth Depletion Escalation and go deep into the mind of Agent 47. Watch on YouTubeThere will be a new take on the Dartmoor location, and new sin-themed items and suits.The current season, Pride, ends today and includes a new Escalation in Chongqing called The Pride Profusion.Act 1, Greed, ran from March 20 to May 10.The Seven Deadly Sins features new gameplay opportunities, distinct…

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Forza Horizon 5 has 60fps performance modes on Xbox Series X/S

By Sherif Saed 14 June 2021 13:14 GMT Forza Horizon 5 will let you play it in 60fps on any Xbox Series console.Following the big Forza Horizon 5 reveal at the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase, Playground Games has offered a few more details about what we can expect from the game.Watch on YouTubeIn a wide-ranging FAQ posted on the Forza support website, it was confirmed that Forza Horizon 5 offers two different modes on both Xbox Series X and Series S. By default, the game runs at 4K 30fps on Series X, and 1080p 30fps on Series S. The game…

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Marvel’s Avengers expansion Black Panther: War for Wakanda coming in August

By Stephany Nunneley 13 June 2021 20:53 GMT The Black Panther: War for Wakanda expansion is coming to Marvel’s Avengers in August.The date for the Marvel’s Avengers expansion was announced during Square Enix Presents today.Watch on YouTubeBlack Panther: War for Wakanda will add Black Panther as a playable character, who must defend Wakanda from Klaw who seeks to steal Vibranium. You can expect the content to include the Wakandan Jungle Biome, new Klaw faction enemies, and much more. Alongside the expansion this summer, you can expect new hero outfits, a power level cap increase, and a new outpost.Also in the…

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Far Cry 6 leak shows playable villains from the Far Cry series

By Stephany Nunneley 12 June 2021 17:15 GMT Looks like previous villains from the Far Cry series will be playable in Far Cry 6.This is according to a season pass video for Far Cry 6 that leaked overnight. The video has since been taken down by Ubisoft, but a reddit user was able to grab a clip of it in time.Watch on YouTubeGoing by the video, it appears you will be able to play as Vaas from Far Cry 3, Pagan from Far Cry 4, and Joseph from Far Cry 5.It seems the ability to play as these characters might…

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Watch Ubisoft Forward E3 2021 showcase here

By Sherif Saed 12 June 2021 11:44 GMT Ubisoft returns today with a fresh look at its slate of games.Ubisoft kicks off E3 2021 proper with a new episode of the Ubisoft Forward showcase. Ubisoft’s format is unchanged, so you should already be familiar with it if you tuned in last year.Today’s Ubisoft Forward kicks off at 12pm PT, 3pm ET, 8pm UK. If you have an hour to kill, the pre-show starts one hour earlier, at 11am PT, 2pm ET, 7pm UK. As always, Twitch and YouTube are your destinations – we’ve embedded both below.Watch on YouTubeThe show itself…

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Back 4 Blood may be on Xbox Game Pass day one

By Sherif Saed 12 June 2021 10:02 GMT Warner Bros. may have leaked a big Back 4 Blood announcement.Back 4 Blood, the co-op shooter from Left 4 Dead creator Turtle Rock, could be launching into Xbox Game Pass. The news was leaked in the description of a YouTube livestream of the game’s upcoming PvP reveal.Watch on YouTubeAs spotted by EricKillMongerz on Reddit, towards the bottom of the blurb, It’s revealed that Back 4 Blood will be on Game Pass on day one, across Xbox as well as PC. The video has since been made private, but it’s likely going to…