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The Lord of the Rings: Gollum release pushed into 2022

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 26 January 2021 19:55 GMT The game was slated to be released this year.The Lord of the Ring: Gollum will not be released this year after all, and will instead arrive sometime in 2022.Alongside the news, it was announced that NACON and Daedalic Entertainment signed a co-publishing and distribution agreement for the game. The two companies decided to join forces to “ensure that the game will meet the expectations of fans”. In this story-driven action-adventure, you play as Gollum, trying to find his Precious. You will climb, leap and sneak your way past dangers or into…

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Dragon Age 4 setting revealed in BioWare art book

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 25 January 2021 19:32 GMT It looks like Dragon Age 4 will be taking BioWare’s esteemed RPG series to Tevinter, a location in the world of Thedas the studio has never explored.A few key details about BioWare’s upcoming sequel have been revealed in BioWare: Stores and Secrets from 25 Years of Game Development, a new art book that takes readers on a tour of BioWare’s colorful history.Eurogamer managed to get its hands on the book, and clocked one key Dragon Age entry within its pages that confirms “the long-awaited follow-up to Dragon Age: Inquisition […] will…

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Someone has completed Hitman 3’s Dubai level in 9 seconds

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 24 January 2021 15:54 GMT Hitman 3 only came out this week, and already we’re seeing players absolutely smash the completion time of its first level.If you’ve looked at the leaderboards since the game officially came out, you’ll know that some enterprising players are already smashing the six levels in the game, but Dubai in particular seems to be attracting some particularly quick attempts.Currently, the world record completion for the level stands at a frankly baffling nine seconds. Nine! Verified by speedrun.com (via PCGamesN), two speedrunners completed the any% category for On Top of the World…

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Dying Light 2 Collector’s Edition may have leaked via European retailer

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 24 January 2021 11:23 GMT It looks like what appears to be a Dying Light 2 Collecter’s Edition has leaked via a European retailer, suggesting the game may be coming soon after all.Dying Light 2 developer Techland had promised, very recently, that it will share some “exciting news” on the game “soon.” But a listing that was uploaded by a retailer in the Czech Republic (image below), we may have seen more than we were supposed to at this stage of the game’s marketing campaign.The supposed Collector’s Edition of the game (thanks, Resetera) comes with a variety of extras…

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Resident Evil Village demo coming to all platforms this spring

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 21 January 2021 22:21 GMT A new Resident Evil Village demo will be released for all platforms this spring.If you are bummed that the Resident Evil Village Maiden demo is only coming to PS5, you will be pleased to know another demo is in the works. But you will have to wait until spring to try it.Capcom announced during its stream this evening that a new demo would be released and that it would come to all platforms.Until then, PS5 players can try the demo currently available. It stars a different character from the main game’s…

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Sherlock Holmes Chapter One details emerge in new video

Frogwares has answered a few questions you may have about Sherlock Holmes Chapter One.According to the studio, there are five main quests in Sherlock Holmes Chapter One that are connected through one continuous story. You can expect more than 30 side quests, some as large as the main ones. It will also take around 12 to 15 hours to beat the main story, and maybe 40 to 50 hours for the full game.The game will have a younger, 21 year old Sherlock trying to solve the death of his mother in the main quest, and he will also be investigating…

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Watch the Resident Evil Showcase livestream here today

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 21 January 2021 12:10 GMT Capcom’s first Resident Evil Showcase this year is due to go live later today, and the publisher assures us it’ll feature a slew of announcements related to the iconic horror franchise.According to the company, today’s presentation will mostly focus on Resident Evil Village – we’re due to get our very first look at the gameplay of the title, and we’re promised more information about the characters, setting and tone of the game, too.Last week, Capcom published a tweet that noted the info will be presented in a new Direct-style video that will be…

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Two Point Hospital is getting a Jumbo Edition for consoles

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 20:08 GMT A new edition for Two Point Hospital is coming to consoles.Two Point Hospital Jumbo Edition has been announced for consoles. It comes with the game bundled with the updates R.E.M.I.X. 1 and 2, and Room Templates. Also included are the expansions Off the Grid and Close Encounters. It also comes with the Exhibition Items and Retro Items Packs. The Two Point Hospital: Console Edition, which was previously released, included the expansions Pebberley Island and Bigfoot. The Jumbo Edition will include these expansions as well when it releases on March 5.You will…

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Bloober Team releases a new trailer for The Medium and updated PC specs

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 18:22 GMT Bloober Team has released a new trailer for The Medium, exploring what a medium actually does.The new video for The Medium is the second in Bloober Team’s premonition video series, which shines a light on how the psychological horror title plays.The latest video entitled What Does A Medium Do? explains what it means to be a medium like Marianne, and shows off some of the unique psychic abilities she is able to use to navigate the spirit world and unravel its mysteries.The Medium will release on Xbox Series X/S and PC…

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Balan Wonderworld demo coming to all platforms next week

Square Enix has announced a free demo will be released next week for Balan Wonderworld.The Balan Wonderworld demo will be available to play from January 28, allowing players to experience two hours of gameplay ahead of its release on March 26.It can be played with friends and family in local co-op mode or in single-player mode and will be available on each platform that the full game will be released on.This means you will be able to play it on Steam for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.Two players can explore the game as the stars…

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Check out the Hitman 3 launch trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 18 January 2021 15:20 GMT IO Interactive has published the launch trailer for Hitman 3, and it’s a stylish whistlestop tour of Agent 47’s brave new World of Assassination.Hitman 3 is due to launch on January 20 for PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox One X/S (as well as on Nintendo Switch, via the cloud) and to mark the arrival of launch week, we’ve got a brand new trailer to wrap our eyes around.The new video shows off some of the locations in which you’ll be conspiring to take down your targets (you can read…

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Cyberpunk 2077 staff didn’t think game should ship in 2020, the 2018 demo was ‘entirely fake’ and more – report

A new report has given us a deeper insight into the development and launch of Cyberpunk 2077, with comments from the studio challenging the contentious write-up after its publication.According to Bloomberg, Cyberpunk 2077’s development was even more troubled than the studio let on – even in spite of the months of delays the game eventually suffered.A massive new report over on the site (protected by a paywall) dives into the nitty-gritty of the game’s troubled development, revealing tensions between the development staff and CD Projekt’s management. One developer told Bloomberg that working on the game was like “trying to drive…

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A Way Out and Brothers developer Josef Fares thinks Xbox Series X is “a f**king confusing name”

The Xbox Series X and S naming convention has been the cause of a lot of conversation since it was announced, and it appears even A Way Out and Brothers developer Josef Fares thinks it’s a confusing name.Fares – known for his candid and energetic interviews – has told IGN that the naming convention of the latest Xbox machines is “fucking confusing” (thanks, Eurogamer).“That’s a fucking confusing name,” Fares said in the colorfully transcribed interview. “What the fuck’s going on with Microsoft? They’re losing it, man. What the fuck is going on? Like Series S, X, Mex, Next. I mean, who…

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STALKER 2 devs provide some background on in-engine gameplay teaser

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 16 January 2021 15:10 GMT GSC Gameworld has released some additional information on the STALKER 2 in-engine gameplay teaser it released a couple of weeks back.According to the developer, the character you will play in STALKER 2 is Skif, and his actions will shape the new chapter in the history of the Zone.The short scene you saw takes place in the ruined school on the outskirts of the dead town of Pripyat. It’s an extremely dangerous place, and doesn’t seem to be quite abandoned. Skif is in a hurry though, as if something is following him…

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Epic Games working to improve Fortnite Crew membership

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 16 January 2021 14:46 GMT Epic Games is working to make the Fortnite Crew subscription a better experience.Epic Games has noted that players earlier in the year experienced issues receiving their Fortnite Crew rewards. The company also noted users were having a hard time unsubscribing on Xbox. To make up for the issues, all past and present Fortnite Crew members are being handed an exclusive new Emote called Members Only.Past, present, and new Fortnite Crew members will receive the Emote upon logging in anytime from now until February 15. The Emote may take up to 48…