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Ghost Recon Breakpoint's first
Ghost Recon Breakpoint's first "major title update" should be out soon
We already knew that Ubisoft had promised new updates were coming to Ghost Recon Breakpoint throughout 2021, and now we have the detail courtesy of a content roadmap and information about two "major title updates". In an blog on the official website, the team says it is "thrilled" to be bringing free content throughout 2021, stating that its "vision is to continue adding on to what we have built together since the launch of the game, including more customisation, progression, and added replay-ability, among others".
Ubisoft's new chief people officer will work to ensure its
Ubisoft's new chief people officer will work to ensure its "culture is anchored in safety, respect, and well-being"
Ubisoft has appointed a new chief people officer to ensure its "workplace culture is anchored in safety, respect, and well-being". Anika Grant - who has previously held senior HR roles at Dyson and Uber - will also oversee "global recruiting, talent management, and leadership development" and reports directly to co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot. "I am very happy to welcome Anika Grant as our new Chief People Officer.
The story of Starflight, EA's sci-fi sandbox that laid the way for Mass Effect
The story of Starflight, EA's sci-fi sandbox that laid the way for Mass Effect
It's incredible to think that Starflight, developed by Binary Systems and one of the first games published by Electronic Arts, isn't better known today.
Talking Point: Capcom, Please Make Monster Hunter Snap
Talking Point: Capcom, Please Make Monster Hunter Snap
Snap those Monster scraps. I’ve been playing a lot of Monster Hunter Rise since it launched.
The Evolution of Resident Evil
The Evolution of Resident Evil
Charting the growth and history of Capcom's iconic horror franchise.
Where to watch the Age Of Empires 4 fan preview today
Where to watch the Age Of Empires 4 fan preview today
Age Of Empires 4 was announced a few years ago, but we've only seen a little of the Relec-developed sequel to the classic RTS series.
Want EA to Adjust Your Game Difficulty for You?
Want EA to Adjust Your Game Difficulty for You?
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Here's a look at Resident Evil Village's sprawling map
Here's a look at Resident Evil Village's sprawling map
If you're a particularly impatient sort and simply can quell your hunger for all the Resident Evil Village news ahead of its launch next month, Capcom has you covered with a spoiler-filled peek at the game's sprawling, countryside-spanning map. To be fair, when I mean map, I mean map.
Warzone's zombie outbreak is boring
Warzone's zombie outbreak is boring
You could see it as you parachuted in: a cloud that crackled with electricity, and a dark tanker headed straight for the shores of Verdansk.
Microsoft Edge is the fastest growing browser and it's not even close
Microsoft Edge is the fastest growing browser and it's not even close
It's now the second most-popular browser, having overtaken Firefox in market share.
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."
Resident Evil Showcase with new Village trailer coming next week
Resident Evil Showcase with new Village trailer coming next week
The release date of Resident Evil Village is creeping up on us, and to prepare players Capcom has another Resident Evil showcase planned.
Muslim advocacy group calls on platform holders to not sell Six Days in Fallujah
Muslim advocacy group calls on platform holders to not sell Six Days in Fallujah
CAIR asked Sony, Microsoft, and Valve to not distribute "an Arab murder simulator that will only normalize violence against Muslims in America and around the world"
EA gets golf game exclusivity for The Masters
EA gets golf game exclusivity for The Masters
In wake of 2K securing Tiger Woods rights, EA Sports PGA Tour becomes the only game with all four golf majors
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
Robot games: 11 of the best mech games on PC
Robot games: 11 of the best mech games on PC
What are the best robot games on PC? Strapping into an overpowered robot filled to the brim with rockets and lasers is a power fantasy as old as anime itself.
Another 15,000 Call of Duty: Warzone accounts have been banned
Another 15,000 Call of Duty: Warzone accounts have been banned
Raven Software and Activision are continuing their banning spree against cheaters in Call of Duty: Warzone.
Muslim Civil Rights Group Calls For Microsoft, Sony, And Valve To Deplatform Six Days In Fallujah
Muslim Civil Rights Group Calls For Microsoft, Sony, And Valve To Deplatform Six Days In Fallujah
Calling the controversial first-person shooter that aims to recreate the events of the Second Battle of Fallujah an “Arab murder simulator,” Muslim civil rights and advocacy group CAIR, the Council on American–Islamic Relations, is requesting that Microsoft, Sony, and Valve avoid hosting or distributing Six Days in… Read more...
Resident Evil Re:Verse Beta Really Needs A Green Herb
Resident Evil Re:Verse Beta Really Needs A Green Herb
Capcom has shut down the Resident Evil Re:Verse beta hours into its scheduled three-day test run after hiccups with the game’s matchmaking service made it difficult to find opponents. Read more...
Capcom pulls RE:Verse open beta offline seven hours after launch
Capcom pulls RE:Verse open beta offline seven hours after launch
Capcom has pulled the RE:Verse open beta offline just seven hours after launch. In a tweet, Capcom said issues with the matchmaking service sparked the decision to suspend the open beta until further notice. "We will continue to investigate, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused." Read more
Resident Evil Village Showcase Announced as New Demo Files Seemingly Appear
Resident Evil Village Showcase Announced as New Demo Files Seemingly Appear
Capcom has announced a Resident Evil Village showcase for April 15, and files for a new 'gameplay demo' appear to have been uploaded to the PlayStation Network.
Resident Evil showcase dated for next week
Resident Evil showcase dated for next week
Capcom has dated its next Resident Evil showcase event for next Thursday, 15th April at 11pm UK time (that's 6pm Eastern, or 3pm Pacific).
Monster Hunter Rise – Free Kamura Pack Available for All Players
Monster Hunter Rise – Free Kamura Pack Available for All Players
All players can claim Mega Potions, Well-done Steaks and other items for free now.
EA files dynamic difficulty system patent
EA files dynamic difficulty system patent
The patent covers a system that calculates the expected duration of a playing session based on the user's history, and adapts the difficulty in order to keep them player for longer
Infinity Ward pulls two of the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare maps surprise-added to the game last week without explanation
Infinity Ward pulls two of the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare maps surprise-added to the game last week without explanation
In another twist in the 'has Activision abandoned Call of Duty: Modern Warfare?' saga, Infinity Ward has now pulled two of the new maps surprise-added to the game last week. Last week, we reported how 2019's Modern Warfare unexpectedly received three new maps, four months after Activision left the game behind to focus on Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. The maps, added to the game as part of the mammoth mid-season two update, are Killhouse, Al-Raab Airbase (6v6) and Drainage (Gunfight). Read more
Monster Hunter Rise Celebrates Over 5 Million Units Shipped with Free Commemorative Item Pack
Monster Hunter Rise Celebrates Over 5 Million Units Shipped with Free Commemorative Item Pack
The post Monster Hunter Rise Celebrates Over 5 Million Units Shipped with Free Commemorative Item Pack appeared first on Fextralife. Grab some free items to celebrate Monster Hunter Rise now surpassing 5 million in units sold! Don't miss out on Mega Potions, Large Barrel Bombs and more! The post Monster Hunter Rise Celebrates Over 5 Million Units Shipped with Free Commemorative Item Pack appeared first on Fextralife.
Hideo Kojima Rumored To Be In Talks With Microsoft For Next Game
Hideo Kojima Rumored To Be In Talks With Microsoft For Next Game
Could the legendary Director's next game end up exclusive to the Xbox ecosystem?
Street Fighter 5: Everything Announced In the Spring Update
Street Fighter 5: Everything Announced In the Spring Update
Capcom has detailed its upcoming plans for Street Fighter 5, including details about the three new characters joining the roster.
Sea Of Thieves season 2 starts next week and adds another sneaky emote
Sea Of Thieves season 2 starts next week and adds another sneaky emote
After switching to the seasons and Plunder Pass model earlier this year, pirate playground Sea Of Thieves has teased the start of season two coming next week.
Jenna Owens joins GameStop as chief operating officer | Jobs Roundup
Jenna Owens joins GameStop as chief operating officer | Jobs Roundup
Microsoft hires Marcos Waltenberg as Xbox director of global partnerships, Stephen Totilo moves to Axios as gaming reporter
Halo: The Master Chief Collection Season 6 Now Live
Halo: The Master Chief Collection Season 6 Now Live
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Assassin's Creed is bloated, unfocused and needs to shed some systems
Apex Legends Developer Intends to Add More Game Modes This Year
Apex Legends Developer Intends to Add More Game Modes This Year
Design director Jason McCord says Respawn wants to introduce "other ways to play the game."
EA Patents Adaptive Difficulty System That Adjusts To Keep You Playing Longer
EA Patents Adaptive Difficulty System That Adjusts To Keep You Playing Longer
EA has patented a new dynamic difficulty system that can predict how long users play for and adjust the challenge accordingly.
Halo Infinite release date – latest on the new Halo PC game
Halo Infinite release date – latest on the new Halo PC game
When is the Halo Infinite release date? Looking for more details on the upcoming, next-gen Halo game? We were recently shown Halo Infinite campaign gameplay at the Xbox 2020 Showcase, so we've got plenty to dissect. Microsoft certainly got fans of 343 Industries' space game in an excitable tizzy by officially unveiling a new Halo PC game in 2018.
Sea of Thieves – Season Two Starts April 15th, Skeleton Forts Teased
Sea of Thieves – Season Two Starts April 15th, Skeleton Forts Teased
A new emote for hiding in barrels has also been revealed.
E3 2021 Confirmed to be a Free Online-Only Event
E3 2021 Confirmed to be a Free Online-Only Event
The post E3 2021 Confirmed to be a Free Online-Only Event appeared first on Fextralife. The ESA confirms E3 2021 will be an online event and remains free for all to watch. The post E3 2021 Confirmed to be a Free Online-Only Event appeared first on Fextralife.
Microsoft is dunking servers into boiling liquid to keep them cool
Microsoft is dunking servers into boiling liquid to keep them cool
A unique two-phase immersion cooling strategy keeps these servers running at full speed.
Microsoft Adds Touch Controls to More Than 50 Xbox Game Pass Cloud Games
Microsoft Adds Touch Controls to More Than 50 Xbox Game Pass Cloud Games
Microsoft has added Xbox Touch Controls to more than 50 cloud-based games available via Xbox Game Pass.
Brazilian authorities to investigate loot boxes
Brazilian authorities to investigate loot boxes
It seems like yet another country is taking a close look at how loot boxes fit with current law, as Brazilian authorities have accepted a request to investigate and potentially ban the controversial microtransactions. The inquiry comes in response to a recommendation by the National Association of Child and Adolescent Defense Centers (ANCED), which has filed several lawsuits against game companies over their use of loot boxes.
Call Of Duty: Warzone's latest patch nerfs its two most dominant guns
Call Of Duty: Warzone's latest patch nerfs its two most dominant guns
Recently Call Of Duty: Warzone had been plagued by two guns: the FFAR and the AUG.
Capcom shows off Street Fighter 5 DLC characters Rose, Oro and Akira Kazama
Capcom shows off Street Fighter 5 DLC characters Rose, Oro and Akira Kazama
Capcom has released gameplay footage showing off upcoming Street Fighter 5 DLC characters Rose, Oro and Akira. First up is Oro, the hermit character who made his series debut in Street Fighter 3.
Microsoft adds touch controls to Xbox Cloud Gaming titles
Microsoft adds touch controls to Xbox Cloud Gaming titles
Over 50 games can now be played with an Android device instead of a controller
Capcom Is Gifting Monster Hunter Rise Players A Commemorative Item Pack
Capcom Is Gifting Monster Hunter Rise Players A Commemorative Item Pack
Celebrating five million unit shipments worldwide. Monster hunting is tough work, and if you want to get the kill or capture one, in most cases, you're going to need some items to help you out in battle. To celebrate Monster Hunter Rise shipping more than five million copies globally, Capcom is gifting a commemorative item pack to all the hunters out in the wild.
Resident Evil Village Devs Talk About How the Idea for Lady Dimitrescu and Her Daughters Came About
Resident Evil Village Devs Talk About How the Idea for Lady Dimitrescu and Her Daughters Came About
"We felt that a towering woman was the most simple yet powerful thing we could do," says director Morimasa Sato.
EA dives deep into Mass Effect: Legendary Edition ‘gameplay calibrations’ and changes
EA dives deep into Mass Effect: Legendary Edition ‘gameplay calibrations’ and changes
EA revealed a ton of new details regarding Mass Effect: Legendary Edition gameplay today.
Mass Effect remaster will bring first game more in line with its sequels
Mass Effect remaster will bring first game more in line with its sequels
I've twice tried to get into the Mass Effect series and both times I've given up a few hours into the first game.
I Demand To See Oro's Dick And Balls In Street Fighter V
I Demand To See Oro's Dick And Balls In Street Fighter V
During today’s spring update, Capcom provided an early look at how returning fighter Oro will play in Street Fighter V.
Street Fighter V Spring Update brings news on the hermit Oro and Soul-Powered Rose
Street Fighter V Spring Update brings news on the hermit Oro and Soul-Powered Rose
Hey there PlayStation Nation! We hope that everyone has been enjoying Dan, the new V-Shift mechanic, and the major Battle Balance updates that came with the kickoff of Season 5.
Microsoft adds touch control support to Xbox Game Pass' current cloud-enabled line-up
Microsoft adds touch control support to Xbox Game Pass' current cloud-enabled line-up
Microsoft has given a wide selection of Xbox Game Pass titles a mobile-friendly makeover, introducing new touch control options for its current cloud-enabled line-up, including Sea of Thieves, Gears 5, Dragon Quest XI S, Killer Instinct, and more. Microsoft's first touch-enabled Xbox title, Minecraft Dungeons, launched last September.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition: Rebalancing, tuning, & mechanical improvements
Mass Effect Legendary Edition: Rebalancing, tuning, & mechanical improvements
Ever since we announced Mass Effect Legendary Edition on N7 Day and revealed a first look at it earlier this year, your passion and excitement have blown us away.
GTA 5 Is Coming Back to Xbox Game Pass This Week
GTA 5 Is Coming Back to Xbox Game Pass This Week
Microsoft has announced that Grand Theft Auto V will be returning to Xbox Game Pass on April 8, 2021, for the first time since May 2020.
E3 2021 Confirmed for June 12th to 15th
E3 2021 Confirmed for June 12th to 15th
The digital-only event will feature Microsoft, Ubisoft, Nintendo and more participating.
Monster Hunter Rise G Rank Expansion to Include up to 30 New Monsters, 5 New Areas, and More – Rumour
Monster Hunter Rise G Rank Expansion to Include up to 30 New Monsters, 5 New Areas, and More – Rumour
Western Yokai monster motifs, new Silkbind and Switch Skill attacks, and more might also be included.
Nintendo, Xbox and Ubisoft back digital-only E3 2021
Nintendo, Xbox and Ubisoft back digital-only E3 2021
But PlayStation and EA remain absent
E3 2021 Has Been Dated - Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom And More All Confirmed
E3 2021 Has Been Dated - Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom And More All Confirmed
Online-only, and completely free. The Entertainment Software Association has announced its plans for this year's E3 event, revealing that several major publishers are already on board – including Nintendo. A "reimagined, all-virtual" version of E3 will take place from Saturday 12th to Tuesday 15th June.
It's Official: E3 Returns As An All-Digital, All-Free Event June 12
It's Official: E3 Returns As An All-Digital, All-Free Event June 12
Following the cancelation of 2020's event due to covid-19, and much rumor and speculation regarding this year’s iteration of what was once the most important video game trade show in the world, the Entertainment Software Association today announces E3 2021, a free all-digital event running June 12 through 15.
E3 2021 is now coming sooner, on June 12–15
E3 2021 is now coming sooner, on June 12–15
Publishers including Xbox, Capcom, Konami and Ubisoft will be showcasing their wares.
Pretending to be Pixar in 3D Movie Maker, Microsoft's weird 1995 animation studio for kids
Pretending to be Pixar in 3D Movie Maker, Microsoft's weird 1995 animation studio for kids
A look back on an iconic, but bizarre, piece of '90s software.
Resident Evil Re:Verse Open Beta Client is Now Available for Download
Resident Evil Re:Verse Open Beta Client is Now Available for Download
The beta begins tomorrow and will be live for the next three days.
Ubisoft acquires anti-cheat developer GameBlocks
Ubisoft acquires anti-cheat developer GameBlocks
The acquisition was made by subsidiary i3D.net, which will integrate GameBlocks' middleware into its hosting platform
Monster Hunter Rise Has Already Shipped Five Million Units Worldwide
Monster Hunter Rise Has Already Shipped Five Million Units Worldwide
That's a lot of Monster Hunting. Monster Hunter Rise already topped the charts in Japan in its opening week - shifting more than 1.3 million physical copies and shipped four million units globally, and now Capcom has revealed its latest milestone. All up - more than five million copies of the latest entry are now out in the wild (this includes physical and digital sales), with cumulative sales of the series exceeding 66 million units as of 31st December 2020, since the original game's debut in 2004. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Discord Deleted Thousands Of Violent Extremist And Criminal Servers In 2020
Discord Deleted Thousands Of Violent Extremist And Criminal Servers In 2020
Thanks to the endlessly depressing extent to which covid has kept everybody trapped inside, Discord is more relevant than ever.
Microsoft signs $22 billion Army contract for military HoloLens gear
Microsoft signs $22 billion Army contract for military HoloLens gear
Microsoft is developing AR headsets for the Army to help "enhance situational awareness."
Microsoft Flight Simulator: Five more free add-on essentials
Microsoft Flight Simulator: Five more free add-on essentials
Every month that goes by since the launch of Microsoft Flight Simulator we’ve received a variety of new add-ons from the freeware community.
The Best Free-to-Play Games for the Xbox Series X/S
The Best Free-to-Play Games for the Xbox Series X/S
The latest Xbox Insider program update nixes the Xbox Live Gold requirement for free-to-play (F2P) Xbox games for users in the Xbox Insider Alpha & Alpha Skip Ahead rings. The
Apex Legends Will Get ‘A Ton Of Titanfall’ Next Season
Apex Legends Will Get ‘A Ton Of Titanfall’ Next Season
Since Apex Legends launched in February 2019, players have been wanting more crossover content from its related Titanfall universe.
Microsoft Will Host Smaller Xbox Event in the Coming Weeks – Rumour
Microsoft Will Host Smaller Xbox Event in the Coming Weeks – Rumour
It will reportedly be one of several smaller "What's Next" events.
Far Cry 6 Developer Has “Exciting Content to Show” – Design Director
Far Cry 6 Developer Has “Exciting Content to Show” – Design Director
Ubisoft's Ted Timmins says to wait "just for a bit longer" for gameplay.
Monster Hunter Rise Guide – All Relic Record Locations
Monster Hunter Rise Guide – All Relic Record Locations
Here's where to find all of the Old Messages and Rampage Messages.