Games

Anthem’s first pre-Cataclysm challenges are live

July 22, 2019

After delaying Anthem’s first big in-game event back in May, Bioware is finally kicking off Cataclysm festivities with a series of pre-event challenges. The Freeplay challenges are called “The Oncoming Storm” and revolve around crystals. Bioware hasn’t yet specified, but it’s assumed these challenges are part of the two week “pre-Cataclysm” period before the event […]

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Overwatch fans are trying to decode the latest ‘Sigma’ teasers

July 22, 2019

Blizzard is having a grand old time teasing the next Overwatch hero. A new video from the official Overwatch Twitter shows a close up of what looks like a lab suit with an identification tag. Most notably, you can spot the Greek letter “Σ” on the tag—the symbol for Sigma. It’s not the first time […]

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Square Enix releasing Marvel’s Avengers demo footage in late August

July 22, 2019

Since the reveal of Marvel’s Avengers at E3 2019, fans have been curious to see the game in action for themselves. Many thought they’d get the chance during the Avengers panel at San Diego Comic Con, but the demo was only shown to attendees (a short clip of it has leaked). While live tweeting the […]

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Rainbow Six Quarantine expected to launch before April 2020

July 22, 2019

[embedded content] We haven’t heard anything about the co-op Siege spin-off Rainbow Six Quarantine since its announcement at E3 2019, but thanks to the power of investor calls, we have a better idea of its release date. According to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, Rainbow Six Quarantine will release before the end of the fiscal year. […]

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Gears 5 hero characters can be earned or bought with real money

July 22, 2019

The Coalition is trying a new form of versus multiplayer in Gears 5’s Arcade mode. It’s basically normal deathmatch with a hero shooter twist. Each hero character has unique loadouts that specialize in different play styles. But Gears 5 players won’t have every new hero automatically unlocked—they have to be earned in-game or bought with […]

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Here’s the Witcher trailer rap you were no doubt waiting for

July 21, 2019

[embedded content] Netflix have released the first trailer for their show based on The Witcher books and already an enterprising nerdcore MC has put his Geralt-themed verses over the top of it. English rapper Dan Bull combines his track The Bestiary with the footage of Henry Cavill looking grim, rapping through a list of Geralt’s […]

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Borderlands 3 almost had a foot on the cover

July 21, 2019

Borderlands 3 developers Gearbox have a display at San Diego Comic-Con called the Museum of Mayhem where they’re showcasing their game’s rejected cover art. Some of it’s gorgeous, and over on the Resetera forum poster vestan has photographed the highlights. It’s hard to go past the one with the foot, which solves the problem Gearbox […]

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New Mortal Kombat 11 brutality alteration found

July 21, 2019

[embedded content] Just when you think there are enough gory ways to murder people in Mortal Kombat 11, players find new variations on them. The brutality finishers, most of which are unlocked in the Krypt mode, have alteration versions that tweak the ultraviolence with a few extra button presses. YouTuber Dynasty has found one for […]

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Crapshoot: Darkened Skye

July 21, 2019

From 2010 to 2014 Richard Cobbett wrote Crapshoot, a column about bringing random obscure games back into the light. With Darkened Skye he dug up an infamous story of revolution, rebellion, and sticking it to the man. Oh, not this rubbish fantasy game. We’re talking about its development… Advertising in games is nothing particularly new, […]

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Ubisoft CEO says cost of porting games to Google Stadia is ‘not that high’

July 21, 2019

In a recent investor call, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot assured investors that porting games to Google Stadia isn’t as costly a job as it may seem. “The extra cost to put to make sure the games work well on Stadia is not that high,” Guillemot said, according to a report by Gamasutra. “It’s part now […]

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