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Korean Overwatch League Player Shares His Experience With Anti-Asian Racism In America
Korean Overwatch League Player Shares His Experience With Anti-Asian Racism In America
As opening day for the fourth season of the Overwatch League looms, Korean players on North American teams are dealing with the precipitous rise in anti-Asian racism.
Resident Evil Village Will Have Multiple Visual Modes, Director Suggests
Resident Evil Village Will Have Multiple Visual Modes, Director Suggests
According to Capcom's Morimasa Sato, the upcoming horror game will allow players to "optimize the experience according to their preference."
Ubisoft names Anika Grant chief people officer
Ubisoft names Anika Grant chief people officer
Publisher cites former Uber HR director's 19 years of experience "leading HR transformation" as it continues reform efforts after scandals
Halo: The Master Chief Collection Season 6 Now Live
Halo: The Master Chief Collection Season 6 Now Live
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The Overwatch Archives Event Returns with New Rewards and Challenges
The Overwatch Archives Event Returns with New Rewards and Challenges
Experience the past while fighting for the future during the annual Overwatch Archives event on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
An introduction to UX writing for mobile
An introduction to UX writing for mobile
King's Patricia Gómez Jurado shares good practices around crafting user experience copy for casual mobile games
nDreams unveils initiative to diversify UK talent pipeline
nDreams unveils initiative to diversify UK talent pipeline
The nDreams Academy will include internships, graduate placements, apprenticeships and work experience opportunities
Frontier addresses Elite Dangerous: Odyssey alpha's tedious space taxis and murder planets
Frontier addresses Elite Dangerous: Odyssey alpha's tedious space taxis and murder planets
Elite Dangerous is currently in the throes of alpha testing its new Odyssey expansion, with pre-order players now able to put a limited version of the experience through its paces.
PC Building Simulator: Mega Update Available Now
PC Building Simulator: Mega Update Available Now
Hello PC Builders! Over the last few months, we’ve been hard at work bringing the ultimate PC building experience to Xbox One, overhauling much of the existing game.
No Man's Sky adds galaxy spanning seasonal Expeditions and rewards in latest update
No Man's Sky adds galaxy spanning seasonal Expeditions and rewards in latest update
It's only been six weeks since the arrival of No Man's Sky's pet-themed Companions update, but already developer Hello Games is back with more, this time introducing seasonal, galaxy spanning Expeditions and accompanying rewards. Launching today on all platforms, No Man's Sky's Expeditions update is intended to give players a new way to experience the ceaselessly expanding space sim, with each new Expedition depositing players - armed with a "wild and varied" collection of technology, customisations, ships, and weapons - onto the same planet. An accompanying Expedition chart plots a course across the galaxy, which players are then encouraged to follow, completing challenges (known as Milestones) along the way. Read more
The new voices in Disco Elysium - The Final Cut make it feel more like a tabletop experience than ever
The new voices in Disco Elysium - The Final Cut make it feel more like a tabletop experience than ever
The delightfully unusual detective role-playing game Disco Elysium is finally on console.
Long-Needed Tweaks Make Monster Hunter Rise A Smoother Online Experience
Long-Needed Tweaks Make Monster Hunter Rise A Smoother Online Experience
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: “A single Dorito would kill a pilgrim instantly.” In a similar vein, if you showed a long-dormant Monster Hunter fan that the newest game, Monster Hunter Rise, lets you sharpen your weapon while on the run...I think their brains would explode. Read more...
Amnesia: Rebirth drops darkness, jump scares, and deadly monsters in new Adventure Mode
Amnesia: Rebirth drops darkness, jump scares, and deadly monsters in new Adventure Mode
Frictional Games' desert horror Amnesia: Rebirth has just received a free new Adventure Mode, stripping out the game's life-threatening monster encounters, jump scares, and darkness for those keen to experience its story without fear of fainting dead away. Amnesia: Rebirth - the third game in the series, following on from Frictional's 2010 original and the Chinese-Room-developed A Machine for Pigs - launched last year, taking players on an unsettling adventure across the Algerian desert in the 1930s. Its tale - focusing on protagonist Tasi Trianon as she traverses the hostile expanse, pulling together fragments of her past - earned much praise on release (Eurogamer reviewer Vikki Blake called it an "impressive horror subversion" and a story that "gripped me right up until the credits rolled"), and Rebirth's new Adventure Mode aims to make it more accessible to all. Read more
Hearthstone Classic doesn't feel right without the 'Sorry' emote
Hearthstone Classic doesn't feel right without the 'Sorry' emote
Bad manners are all part of the OG experience.
CPUs and GPUs could get even more expensive, as TSMC hikes wafer prices
CPUs and GPUs could get even more expensive, as TSMC hikes wafer prices
Trying to source the best gaming CPU for your new PC has, so far, been a relatively stress-free experience, as it's one component that's relatively unaffected by the price increases hitting everything from the best graphics card to DDR4 RAM.
Can’t Drive This Review
Can’t Drive This Review
Can’t Drive This is an imaginative and fresh co-op experience and a genuine riot with four players, but thin on modes.
Netflix show boosts Dragon Knight’s pick rate in Dota 2
Netflix show boosts Dragon Knight’s pick rate in Dota 2
There's now an animated Dota show - no, Netflix, I will not call it an anime no matter how stubbornly you insist it is one - and judging by the revamp to Dota 2's new player experience, Valve is hoping a whole lot of newbies will hop in as a result.
This Might Be the Only YouTube Browser Extension You'll Ever Need
This Might Be the Only YouTube Browser Extension You'll Ever Need
YouTube is a real mixed bag. It’s home to so much of our favorite stuff on the internet, but the experience of using website itself isn’t great—filled with distracting recommendations, poor personalization, and ads, ads, ads—unless you take advantage of desktop browser extensions that can make it better.
Tencent wants to change the survival game experience with Undawn
Tencent wants to change the survival game experience with Undawn
Stop me if you have heard this before: It is a post-apocalyptic world where survivors are struggling to get through each day as the undead horde grows by the hour.
Halo Infinite – Inside Infinite – March 2021
Halo Infinite – Inside Infinite – March 2021
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Valve massively improves Dota 2 beginner experience, bans smurfing
Valve massively improves Dota 2 beginner experience, bans smurfing
In my first ever game of Dota 2, all my friends started laughing at me when I bought two sets of a boot from the shop.
Dota 2 gets a “comprehensive update” to its new player experience for anime launch
Dota 2 gets a “comprehensive update” to its new player experience for anime launch
Today is March 25, which means one big thing for Dota 2 fans: the launch of Netflix's Dota: Dragon's Blood anime series.
Rocket League spin-off Sideswipe heading to iOS and Android later this year
Rocket League spin-off Sideswipe heading to iOS and Android later this year
Psyonix's four-wheeled footie phenomenon Rocket League is heading to iOS and Android in the guise of "all-new" free-to-play spin-off Rocket League Sideswipe. Sideswipe, which has been "built from the ground up for mobile", promises to deliver the competitive car-based football action of the original Rocket League, albeit with number of changes intended to make the experience more palatable on mobile devices. Matches are now two-minute-long 1v1 or 2v2 affairs, for instance, played out using touchscreen controls and a new side-on perspective. Read more
Serious Sam 2 surprises fans with substantial new update, 15 years after original release
Serious Sam 2 surprises fans with substantial new update, 15 years after original release
Serious Sam, Croteam's massively over-the-top first-person shooter series, is 20 years old this week, and the developer has surprised fans by launching a substantial free update for Serious Sam 2 on PC as part of its birthday celebrations. It's been 15 years since Serious Sam 2's debut, and today's update aims to improve on that original experience by introducing a range of new features and enhancements. There's a new weapon in the form of the BeamGun (modelled on the Ghost Buster from the original Serious Sam design document), for instance, alongside 12 previously unreleased multiplayer maps, including Yodeller, Hole, Stadium, and Desert Temple. Read more
Fortnite launches Croft Manor in creative mode, with a free spray
Fortnite launches Croft Manor in creative mode, with a free spray
Fortnite‘s newest Tomb Raider-inspired experience, Croft Manor, is now available to play.
Idle Champions Presents: A Unique Interactive Dungeons & Dragons Livestream Experience
Idle Champions Presents: A Unique Interactive Dungeons & Dragons Livestream Experience
We’re very excited to be able to tell you about “Idle Champions Presents,” a unique interactive Dungeons & Dragons livestream experience. Idl
Experience VR BioShock in Half-Life: Alyx with Return to Rapture
Experience VR BioShock in Half-Life: Alyx with Return to Rapture
If you have experienced the glory of Half-Life: Alyx and thought to yourself that it would be a great idea to have that for the BioShock series, you are not alone.
This RTX 3080-powered Microsoft Flight Simulator rig is the ultimate sim setup
This RTX 3080-powered Microsoft Flight Simulator rig is the ultimate sim setup
While Microsoft Flight Simulator is a great sim experience even if you're just using a single monitor and the best PC controller, Nvidia's taking it a step further.
Eurogamer launches paid work experience programme for ethnic minorities
Eurogamer launches paid work experience programme for ethnic minorities
Inspired by the fantastic work of our friends at Rock, Paper Shotgun, Eurogamer is today launching a similar paid work experience programme for ethnic minorities. Eurogamer has run a reporter internship for a few years now, and after a hiatus last year due to coronavirus we hope to run it again in 2021.
Avengers filmmakers helped direct Fortnite's big season opener
Avengers filmmakers helped direct Fortnite's big season opener
Marvel directors Anthony and Joe Russo have said they helped Fortnite kick off its new season. The brothers, who previously helmed Avengers: Infinity War, Endgame and various Captain America films, co-directed Fortnite's cinematic introduction that leads into Zero Crisis Finale, the game's first-ever solo event experience.
The Epic Games Store is getting a Party System for social needs
The Epic Games Store is getting a Party System for social needs
The Epic Games Store is stepping up its game when it comes to the experience of using the launcher.
Next-gen VR on PS5: the new controller
Next-gen VR on PS5: the new controller
Following the recent reveal of our next-generation virtual reality system for PS5, I’m excited to unveil more details about the new controller that will play a critical role in providing gamers with the VR experience we’re working to deliver.
Xbox Series X's Brilliant Auto HDR Feature Is Coming to PC
Xbox Series X's Brilliant Auto HDR Feature Is Coming to PC
Xbox Series X's brilliant Auto HDR feature is coming to PC, and will improve the visual experience of over 1000 games.
The Outbreak in Call of Duty: Warzone is headed to the hospital next
The Outbreak in Call of Duty: Warzone is headed to the hospital next
Despite all the nonsense with infinite stim glitches and cheaters running around ruining the experience for everyone, Call of Duty: Warzone remains a fun game in which to lose yourself.
The Worst (And Not-So-Bad) Video Game Movies
The Worst (And Not-So-Bad) Video Game Movies
More often than not, video game movies take something we know, love, and obsess over and transform it into an unrecognizable monster at worst—or a forgettable, underwhelming experience at best.
Valheim has 5 million Vikings and one extremely busy community manager
Valheim has 5 million Vikings and one extremely busy community manager
In this video from Embracer Group, she describes her experience as a mix of 'extreme excitement and a little bit of horror.'
This week on Destruction AllStars: Bluefang Challenge Series and Season 1 sneak peek
This week on Destruction AllStars: Bluefang Challenge Series and Season 1 sneak peek
Launching Destruction AllStars has been an amazing experience for the team at Lucid.
Get Ready For Zelda: Skyward Sword HD's
Get Ready For Zelda: Skyward Sword HD's "Smoother And More Intuitive" Controls
Another reason to buy it (again). Since announcing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Switch, Nintendo has been continually reminding fans on social media that this version of the game will be a better experience than the original Wii release. In its latest post on Twitter, it notes how the controls in the game have been recreated and are now "smoother and more intuitive" than the 2011 release.
Rise of the Commonwealth returns for Fallout 4: Sim Settlements 2
Rise of the Commonwealth returns for Fallout 4: Sim Settlements 2
Fallout 4's Sim Settlements mod has brought the joy of city-building games to Bethesda's RPG for years, and the recent Sim Settlements 2 has made the experience even bigger and better.
Mini Review: Can't Drive This - A Unique Co-Op Experience That Runs Out Of Gas Too Soon
Mini Review: Can't Drive This - A Unique Co-Op Experience That Runs Out Of Gas Too Soon
It’s gonna be a bumpy ride. Backseat drivers are just the worst, aren’t they? Constantly berating you for your driving skills (or lack thereof, in their eyes), gripping their knees, and inhaling through their teeth at every speed bump and sharp turn.
Undertale Lands on Xbox Game Pass March 16
Undertale Lands on Xbox Game Pass March 16
At long last, Undertale is coming to Xbox! For the first time ever, players on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S will have the chance to experience one of indie gaming’s most beloved role-playing games when it launches on Xbox Game Pass tomorrow, March 16.
Best PC controller – the top gamepads for PC in 2021
Best PC controller – the top gamepads for PC in 2021
Whether you’re wanting to tear up the mud and asphalt in the new Dirt 5, stroll through the forestry in the best RPG games, soar above your local city in Microsoft Flight Simulator, or you just prefer using a pad over mouse and keyboard, owning one of the best PC controllers is the way to ensure the perfect gaming experience.
If you're playing Apex Legends on Switch, turn cross-play off
If you're playing Apex Legends on Switch, turn cross-play off
Well, the Apex Legends port for Switch is finally here, and sadly it's not a particularly pleasant experience.
First episode of Life is Strange dev's gorgeous mystery Tell Me Why now permanently free
First episode of Life is Strange dev's gorgeous mystery Tell Me Why now permanently free
If you've yet to experience Life is Strange developer Dontnod's beautiful mystery adventure Tell Me Why, you can now play the entire first episode for free. Released last August, Tell Me Why serves up a deft blend of earnest homecoming drama and mystery thriller, setting its three-episode story against a picturesque rendition of small-town Alaska - all snow-banked streets, crystalline lakes, and icily majestic mountain ranges. It's another vividly drawn backdrop for Dontnod's particular brand of narrative adventure, which this time finds real beauty and warmth in the relationship between protagonists Tyler and Alyson - two twins reuniting in circumstances that force them to confront their traumatic past. Read more
Pacer Now Available on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One
Pacer Now Available on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One
Welcome to the Pacer World Championship, pilots! Pacer is now available on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One and I couldn’t be more excited for the Xbox community to join the race and experience the thrill (and speed!) of high-octane, anti-gravity combat racing.
I Also Accidentally Ordered A Burger From A YouTuber
I Also Accidentally Ordered A Burger From A YouTuber
In early January, Kotaku weekend editor Zack Zweizen wrote about his experience unknowingly purchasing burger delivery from popular YouTuber MrBeast.
March Xbox Update Rolls Out with the Upcoming Launch of the Xbox Wireless Headset
March Xbox Update Rolls Out with the Upcoming Launch of the Xbox Wireless Headset
Team Xbox is excited to continue bringing new ways to make Xbox even better with software updates designed to improve your Xbox gaming experience based on your feedback, including both delivering you new features and refining existing ones.
Fortnite's next season begins with the battle royale's first single-player narrative sequence
Fortnite's next season begins with the battle royale's first single-player narrative sequence
Fortnite will kick off its new season with Zero Crisis Finale, a first-of-its-kind solo experience for the game's battle royale mode.
Review: Gnosia - A Deceptively Deep Experience Hiding Behind A Simple Premise
Huge Hunt: Showdown update overhauls the experience for new players
Huge Hunt: Showdown update overhauls the experience for new players
Also adds an armory's worth of custom ammo, and gets very anal about barbed wire.
Minecraft is highlighting influential feminists for Women's History Month
Minecraft is highlighting influential feminists for Women's History Month
New lessons on each woman's life and experience have been added to the Education Edition.
Swedish start-up Stonx wants to disrupt the market with affordable VR tracking
Swedish start-up Stonx wants to disrupt the market with affordable VR tracking
If you are into virtual reality gaming, chances are you are looking for the best experience.
Xbox Celebrates International Women’s Day
Xbox Celebrates International Women’s Day
As game developers, we should be held accountable for creating great games that are inclusive to all, championing the player experience and building positive player communities.
Empire of Sin testing new patch headlined by auto-resolve feature
Empire of Sin testing new patch headlined by auto-resolve feature
It has barely been a month since we last got a significant patch for Empire of Sin, but it is clear that Romero Games is looking to improve the criminal experience for players as much as possible.
Thousands of World of Warcraft Classic players descended upon a single server to get a fresh levelling experience - and it was absolute chaos
Thousands of World of Warcraft Classic players descended upon a single server to get a fresh levelling experience - and it was absolute chaos
Thousands of World of Warcraft Classic players last night descended upon a single server to get a fresh levelling experience - and it was absolute chaos. Last week, I reported on how over one thousand World of Warcraft players had banded together to create a "fresh" experience in the Classic version of the famous MMO. In the absence of incoming fresh servers with the launch of Burning Crusade Classic, those who only now fancy playing the famous MMO as it was in 2004 face starting on realms filled with maximum level players and botting. Read more
Two Point Hospital: Jumbo Edition delivers a healthy dose of absurdity
Two Point Hospital: Jumbo Edition delivers a healthy dose of absurdity
The PS4 launch of the Two Point Hospital: Jumbo Edition is here, and we can’t wait for you to experience the huge amount of new content coming your way.
Theorycraft Games secures $37.5m in Series A funding
Theorycraft Games secures $37.5m in Series A funding
Several former Blizzard, Bungie, and Riot developers land investment for their new competitive PvP experience
Google’s no longer selling Cardboard VR headsets, but you can still make your own
Google’s no longer selling Cardboard VR headsets, but you can still make your own
Google Cardboard might be just about the worst way to experience virtual reality, but its accessible smartphone-led approach makes it the best VR headset for those on a budget.
New Call of Duty: Warzone leak hints at sandbox mode and end of Verdansk
New Call of Duty: Warzone leak hints at sandbox mode and end of Verdansk
The Call of Duty: Warzone experience is all about eliminating other players and standing on the top of the mountain of bodies at the end of every round.
The gorgeous Minute of Islands is the latest game to experience a delay
The gorgeous Minute of Islands is the latest game to experience a delay
2020 was definitely a year to forget for many, considering the dangers and inconveniences brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Expansive JRPG-inspired MMO Zenith is coming to PS VR
Expansive JRPG-inspired MMO Zenith is coming to PS VR
Our team loves anime, MMOs, and VR but there was nothing out there that combined all three for a satisfying experience.
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered: 4K 60fps tested on PS5 and Series X
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered: 4K 60fps tested on PS5 and Series X
With the arrival of the new wave of consoles, we didn't have the time to fully check out Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered when it launched, but the Criterion masterpiece is especially deserving of our focus now as support has been added for the nex-gen consoles, opening the door to a 4K experience running at 60 frames per second.
R-Type Final 2 Won't Follow The
R-Type Final 2 Won't Follow The "Bullet Hell" Trend Seen In Recent Shmups
Final 2 will be the R-Type experience we've come to expect. R-Type Final 2 is only a month away and as that date approaches, we're slowly getting new information coming through.
Gears 5 – Operation 6 Available Now
Gears 5 – Operation 6 Available Now
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PlayStation Store to discontinue movie and TV purchases and rentals
PlayStation Store to discontinue movie and TV purchases and rentals
At SIE, we strive to provide the best entertainment experience for PlayStation fans, and that means evolving our offerings as customer needs change.
Thousands of World of Warcraft Classic players are starting over from scratch
Thousands of World of Warcraft Classic players are starting over from scratch
A community project is seeing over 1000 players signing up for a 'fresh' levelling experience.
GTA Online player figures out how to speed up loading times by 70%
GTA Online player figures out how to speed up loading times by 70%
If there's one thing that feels part and parcel of the Grand Theft Auto experience, it's sitting in front of your screen and waiting for the darn thing to load.
Video: Watch Post Malone's Virtual Concert Celebrating 25 Years Of Pokémon
Video: Watch Post Malone's Virtual Concert Celebrating 25 Years Of Pokémon
"Thank you all for 25 beautiful years". The official Pokémon YouTube channel just aired its Post Malone Virtual Concert Experience, celebrating 25 years of pocket monsters.
Over 1000 World of Warcraft Classic players band together to create a
Over 1000 World of Warcraft Classic players band together to create a "fresh" levelling experience
Over one thousand World of Warcraft players are banding together to try to create a "fresh" experience in the Classic version of the game. In the absence of incoming fresh servers - that is, brand new, starting from phase one vanilla servers for World of Warcraft Classic - those who only now fancy playing the famous MMO as it was in 2004 face playing on servers filled with maximum level players and botting. So, players came together en masse to "reboot" the vanilla experience on the least populated servers. Read more
Slocap wants Sifu to focus on the single-player experience
Slocap wants Sifu to focus on the single-player experience
The recent PlayStation State of Play had plenty of surprises for PC gamers as well.
Ubisoft says new updates are coming to Ghost Recon Breakpoint throughout 2021
Ubisoft says new updates are coming to Ghost Recon Breakpoint throughout 2021
Ghost Recon Breakpoint didn't exactly impress when it launched back in 2019 but Ubisoft has stuck with the game, finessing and expanding the experience along the way - and it's now pledged to continue that process throughout this year. Breakpoint was, according to Eurogamer contributor Vikki Blake, "a broken, swirling vortex of recycled Ubisoft mechanics stamped across a dismal, forgettable world" at launch.
PlayStation Plus games for March: Final Fantasy VII Remake, Maquette, Remnant: From the Ashes and Farpoint
PlayStation Plus games for March: Final Fantasy VII Remake, Maquette, Remnant: From the Ashes and Farpoint
Return to one of PlayStation’s most iconic settings reimagined for PS4 and experience a truly unique puzzle experience for PS5 as Final Fantasy VII Remake and Maquette join PlayStation Plus next month.
Star Wars Squadrons heads to EA Play next month
Star Wars Squadrons heads to EA Play next month
If you've yet to experience the terror of being chased down by a TIE-Interceptor, well now's your chance, as Star Wars: Squadrons is coming to EA Play - and by extension, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
Halo Infinite – Inside Infinite – February 2021
Halo Infinite – Inside Infinite – February 2021
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Baldur's Gate 3's 'Biggest Patch Yet' Is Now Live
Baldur's Gate 3's 'Biggest Patch Yet' Is Now Live
I rue every day that the complete Baldur’s Gate 3 experience isn’t out yet, but we’re getting there.
Introducing Sifu, an intense Kung-Fu experience coming in 2021
Introducing Sifu, an intense Kung-Fu experience coming in 2021
The Sloclap team has been working hard for the past two years and we are all very proud to announce Sifu, our new game coming to PS4 and PS5 this year.
Report says next Dragon Age will now be single-player only due to Anthem's fortunes, reversing EA's original plans
Report says next Dragon Age will now be single-player only due to Anthem's fortunes, reversing EA's original plans
Developer BioWare's highly anticipated new Dragon Age game is reportedly now a strictly single-player experience, with EA having pivoted its demands for a live-service-style game following the success of Star Wars: The Fallen Order and the failure of Anthem. As reported by Bloomberg's Jason Schreier, sources familiar with the matter say the next Dragon Age title was previously being designed with a heavy multiplayer component. The project reportedly first entered development in 2015, but Bloomberg says that original vision was rebooted by EA and the BioWare in 2017, in a grasp for long-term monetisation.
Next on Destruction AllStars: Featured Playlists, Challenge Series, and more
Next on Destruction AllStars: Featured Playlists, Challenge Series, and more
Hey everyone, it’s been three weeks since we launched Destruction AllStars on PlayStation Plus* and it’s been an amazing experience for us to see the community playing the game for the first time, and quickly starting to learn the ropes.
BioWare confirms work on major Anthem overhaul has officially ceased
BioWare confirms work on major Anthem overhaul has officially ceased
Development on beleaguered multiplayer shooter Anthem's major overhaul - variously known as "Anthem Next" and "Anthem 2.0" - has officially ceased, according to BioWare, and the studio will now focus its efforts on the next Dragon Age and Mass Effect games. Anthem 2.0 was officially announced last February - a little under 12 month's after the game's rocky launch on Xbox One, PS4, and PC - with the aim of improving the underlying experience through more satisfying loot, better long-term progression, and a more fulfilling end game. "We recognise that there's still more fundamental work to be done to bring out the full potential of [Anthem]," BioWare admitted at the time of its 2.0 reveal, "and it will require a more substantial reinvention than an update or expansion". Read more
Splendid city builder Anno 1800 is having a free weekend to celebrate third season of DLC
Splendid city builder Anno 1800 is having a free weekend to celebrate third season of DLC
Anno 1800, Ubisoft's superb Industrial-Revolution-era city builder, is getting a third season of paid DLC starting today, 23rd February, and to celebrate, the game free to try this weekend. Anno's free weekend starts this Thursday, 25th February, and runs until Monday, 1st March, during which players can put the excellent base game through its paces on PC. Those appropriately smitten will be able to purchase the full experience at a discounted price, with the Standard Edition costing £24.99 (a 50% saving), and the Gold Edition Year 3 (which includes the base game, deluxe pack, and third season pass) reduced by 35% at £43.54.
Stardew Valley's official board game adaptation looks delightful in reveal trailer
Stardew Valley's official board game adaptation looks delightful in reveal trailer
Developer Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone's farming life phenomenon Stardew Valley is making the jump from the digital realm onto the tabletop today, with the launch of the official Stardew Valley board game - and it's looking utterly adorable in its reveal trailer. Stardew Valley: The Board Game, a co-operative experience for 1-4 players, is a collaboration between Barone and Cole Medeiros (previously responsible for board games Web of Spies and GUBS) and has been in development for over two years. As detailed on the official website, participants will need to work together in order to complete objectives, restore the Community Center by gathering bundles, and fend off the Joja Corporation - achieved by expanding their farm, collecting resources, growing crops, raising animals, and befriending villages to earn hearts and reveal hidden goals. Read more
Claim Victory in Two New Maps for Freeze Tag on Roblox
Claim Victory in Two New Maps for Freeze Tag on Roblox
Hey there, Roblox fans! We’re back — this time with a chilly winter update for an experience that’s perfect all year round: Freeze Tag, created by Roblox developer ConnorVIII! Inspired by the classic outdoors game, players can now run, hide, and tag their way across two new maps on Xbox: Rocky Mountain and Pristine City.
Gotham Knights is on Track to be One of 2021’s Biggest Games
Gotham Knights is on Track to be One of 2021’s Biggest Games
The upcoming superhero brawler has all the right elements in place for a memorable experience.
Outriders dropping substantial demo next week, progress will carry over
Outriders dropping substantial demo next week, progress will carry over
Despite the delay for People Can Fly’s sci-fi cooperative shooter Outriders, fans need not wait too long to experience its gameplay.
Paradox reveals new subscription service for Crusader Kings 2
Paradox reveals new subscription service for Crusader Kings 2
"This is an affordable way for players to experience the entire Crusader Kings 2 catalogue," says spokesperson
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season Two Begin February 25
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season Two Begin February 25
It’s shaping up to be a great year for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One as Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War introduces its content-rich Season Two, featuring four new maps, six free-to-acquire weapons, new Warzone points of interest, and best of all, the new Zombies experience, Outbreak.
New Zombies Outbreak Experience Coming in COD: Black Ops Cold War Season 2
New Zombies Outbreak Experience Coming in COD: Black Ops Cold War Season 2
Activision has confirmed its plans for season two of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, including a massive new Zombies experience, Outbreak.
Here's everything coming with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2
Here's everything coming with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2
Activision has revealed all the new content coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season Two. Season Two, which launches on 25th February, adds four new operators, six new weapons, the new (and leaked) Zombies experience dubbed Outbreak, four multiplayer maps, new multiplayer modes, new prestige levels and new Warzone points of interest.
Josef Fares is so confident of It Takes Two, he is putting $1000 on the line
Josef Fares is so confident of It Takes Two, he is putting $1000 on the line
Hazelight Studios has been championing the couch and online co-op experience for quite some time now.
Best gaming keyboard – the top boards in 2021
Best gaming keyboard – the top boards in 2021
Whether you're a clicky-clacky typist or someone who plays the best PC games regularly (or some combination of the two), using one of the best gaming keyboards can make the world of difference to your gaming and desktop experience.
"More than 100 games" are coming to Stadia in 2021
There are "more than 100 games" coming to Stadia in 2021. Just days after announcing it was pulling the plug on first-party game development, a post on the community blog confirmed games like FIFA 21 and Judgment were on the way to the streaming service. After listing a handful of releases coming to the service in the next couple of months, the Stadia Team said in a blog post: "These games represent just a sampling of the more than 100 games that will be added to the Stadia store for our players in 2021 to share, experience, and play with friends" (thanks, Engadget). Read more
Free Play Days – NASCAR Heat 5, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, and Space Crew
Free Play Days – NASCAR Heat 5, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, and Space Crew
Experience the thunder of stockcar racing, join your fellow rat-smashers in all-out battle, and boldly go where no crew has gone before, all in this weekend’s Free Play Days.
Abandoned Shooter Six Days In Fallujah Is Being Brought Back Over A Decade Later
Abandoned Shooter Six Days In Fallujah Is Being Brought Back Over A Decade Later
Publisher Konami originally pulled the plug on Six Days In Fallujah, Atomic Games’ attempt to tell a realistic story about the war in Iraq based on the experience of US service members, for being too controversial.