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Reminder: PAC-MAN 99 Is Now Available On The Nintendo Switch
Reminder: PAC-MAN 99 Is Now Available On The Nintendo Switch
Another Switch Online exclusive has arrived. WAKA, WAKA, WAKA - the moment has arrived! You can now download Bandai Namco's new battle royale game, PAC-MAN 99. Although this is labelled a Switch Online exclusive, there's also some DLC content, allowing you to purchase a bunch of offline modes in a bundle for for $14.99 USD.
Sony confirms PS3, PSP, and Vita digital stores closing for good this summer
Sony confirms PS3, PSP, and Vita digital stores closing for good this summer
Following the quiet closure of an old web version of the PlayStation Store this weekend, Sony has confirmed it'll be permanently closing all PS3, Vita, and PSP digital stores this summer. Writing on the PlayStation website, and corroborating an earlier report by TheGamer, Sony confirmed it would be closing the PS3 store on 2nd July, and that all remaining PSP purchase functionality will cease at the same time.
Razer’s reusable straw comes with a cleaning kit, but no RGB
Razer’s reusable straw comes with a cleaning kit, but no RGB
We've learned a lot about Razer's environmental efforts over the past month, from its Sneki Snek merch leading the charge to save ten trees with every purchase to its ten-year roadmap that should see the best gaming mouse and best gaming keyboard use recycled materials by 2030.
World of Warcraft game time now only available to buy with 60 day option
World of Warcraft game time now only available to buy with 60 day option
Blizzard has made a significant change to the options available to those who play World of Warcraft via game time. In a post on its forum, Blizzard said it had ditched the game time options of 30, 90 and 180 days, leaving the only available purchase option of 60 days. 60 days of game time, which is World of Warcraft's version of a prepaid game card, costs £19.99, and grants you access to World of Warcraft and WoW Classic. Read more
Biomutant locks its Mercenary DLC class behind a pre-order purchase
Biomutant locks its Mercenary DLC class behind a pre-order purchase
We all love it when the only way to access content in-game early is to pre-order.
World of Warcraft no longer allows you to buy 30 days of game time
World of Warcraft no longer allows you to buy 30 days of game time
Blizzard has made some curious changes to the way players can purchase game time for World of Warcraft, its aging but popular MMORPG.
This is it, Nintendo kills Super Mario 3D All-Stars in one week
This is it, Nintendo kills Super Mario 3D All-Stars in one week
The time has come. If you've been holding off on a purchase of Super Mario 3D All-Stars for Nintendo Switch, you have just one week left to play into Nintendo's artificially-induced FOMO and purchase a copy - or miss out forever. Nintendo will delete its compilation of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy from the Switch eShop servers on 31st March.
Microsoft Reportedly In Talks to Purchase Discord for Over $10 Billion
Microsoft Reportedly In Talks to Purchase Discord for Over $10 Billion
Microsoft is reportedly in talks to acquire Discord for over $10 billion USD.
Report: Microsoft Wants To Buy Discord For
Report: Microsoft Wants To Buy Discord For "Over $10 Billion"
Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft is one of several companies “in talks” to purchase chat and community platform Discord, for a price said to be in excess of $10 billion. Read more...
Delisted Horror Game Devotion Is Now Available Digitally and DRM-Free
Delisted Horror Game Devotion Is Now Available Digitally and DRM-Free
Two years after it was delisted from Steam over a controversial meme, Devotion is now available for purchase once again.
'Shop Contest: Bethesda+Microsoft
'Shop Contest: Bethesda+Microsoft
It’s official. Microsoft has completed its purchase of Bethesda.
Bethesda Posts Retrospect Video Among Microsoft Purchase Becoming Official
Bethesda Posts Retrospect Video Among Microsoft Purchase Becoming Official
The video highlights the company's history as it embarks on a new home.
Forza Horizon 4 Available Now on Steam
Forza Horizon 4 Available Now on Steam
Last month we announced Forza Horizon 4 was headed to Steam for the first time, and today we welcome new players as Forza Horizon 4 is officially available for purchase.
Regulators Approve Microsoft's $7.5 Billion Acquisition Of Bethesda Parent Company Zenimax Media
Regulators Approve Microsoft's $7.5 Billion Acquisition Of Bethesda Parent Company Zenimax Media
Microsoft’s $7.5 billion purchase of Zenimax Media, parent company of Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, and Doom maker Bethesda, has cleared another set of hurdles, winning approval to proceed from both the European Commission and US Securities and Exchange Commissions. Read more...
Sneki Snek gaming chair pillow supports your head and the environment
Sneki Snek gaming chair pillow supports your head and the environment
A single Sneki head pillow or plushie purchase will save 10 trees.
Pokémon Go details bonus event following Kanto Tour ticket snafu
Pokémon Go details bonus event following Kanto Tour ticket snafu
Pokémon Go developer Niantic has apologised for the issue in the game's recent paid Kanto Tour event which let some players in for free, and detailed its bonus event for those who did purchase a ticket.
The Sinking City Devs Accuse Publisher Of Pirating Game
The Sinking City Devs Accuse Publisher Of Pirating Game
The Sinking City developer Frogwares has publicly accused former publisher Nacon of pirating the Lovecraftian adventure game for its recent re-release on Steam, the arrival of which put the Ukrainian studio in the weird position of asking potential customers not to purchase its own game last week. Read more...
PlayStation Store drops movies and TV shows
PlayStation Store drops movies and TV shows
Sony will discontinue rental and purchase options through its storefront as of August 31
PlayStation Store to retire video purchases and rentals
PlayStation Store to retire video purchases and rentals
The PlayStation Store will remove the ability to purchase or rent movies and TV shows on 31st August 2021. Any existing content you have purchased will remain yours to view, and you'll still be able to access this via the PlayStation Store on all your devices.
Nacon blames Frogwares for feature-lacking Steam version of The Sinking City
Nacon blames Frogwares for feature-lacking Steam version of The Sinking City
The publisher of the Lovecraftian mystery game airs out its grievances after developer advises users not to purchase its current Steam version
The Sinking City Developer Frogwares Says to Not Buy the Game on Steam
The Sinking City Developer Frogwares Says to Not Buy the Game on Steam
The Sinking City developer Frogwares has warned that the version of its game that recently reappeared on Steam was not created by them and that they do not recommend anyone to purchase it.
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.
Epic settles Fortnite and Rocket League loot box lawsuit
Epic settles Fortnite and Rocket League loot box lawsuit
Epic has confirmed it's settled a class action lawsuit pertaining to the purchase of loot boxes in Fortnite and Rocket League, and will be providing in-game currency to affected parties. As detailed on the accompanying settlement website, the lawsuit alleged Epic had "violated state consumer protection laws, prevented minors from exercising their contractual disaffirmation rights, and negligently misrepresented the value of its in-game items in connection with its Fortnite and Rocket League video games." Epic, for its part, "denies each and every allegation of wrongdoing, liability, and damages asserted in the Action, and Epic Games denies that the claims in the Action would be appropriate for class treatment if the litigation were to proceed through trial." Read more
People Can Fly details Outriders' expansive demo ahead of next week's launch
People Can Fly details Outriders' expansive demo ahead of next week's launch
Developer People Can Fly's co-operative sci-fi looter-shooter Outriders is set to launch on 1st April this year, and those eager to learn more ahead of its full release will have the opportunity to put the early game through its paces next week, courtesy of a new demo. Outriders' demo - People Can Fly emphasises it's a demo, rather than a beta, meaning it's completely free, doesn't require a pre-order or pre-purchase, and isn't limited-time - will launch for PlayStation 5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam & streaming with Nvidia GeForce Now) next Friday, 26th February, at 5pm in the UK. Console owners will be looking at a minimum download of 22GB, while the PC demo weighs in at a slightly beefier 24GB, and once installed, players can access all four of Outriders' classes, which can be taken for a test run across its prologue and opening chapter - meaning gear and enemies will be early game variants, rather than their more exotic later-game counterparts. Read more
Acclaimed time loop adventure Minit gets
Acclaimed time loop adventure Minit gets "peculiar little racing" spin-off for charity
Kitty Calis, Jan Willem Nijman, Jukio Kallio, and Dominik Johann - the team behind 2018's wonderful time loop adventure Minit - has unveiled bite-sized racing spin-off Minit Fun Racer, with all developer and publisher proceeds from sales going to charity. "Hop on your scooter into the twisting traffic of the bustling city and the debris-covered sands of the barren desert just in time to watch the sunset," explains the official Minit Fun Racer blurb, "Befriend your local shopkeeper, chase coins, hit big jumps, and accomplish fun goals along each lap until you've seen it all!". Publisher Developer Digital has included three different purchase options on Steam, all including exactly the same game content, but giving players able to donate more to charity the option to do.
Nvidia's RTX 3060 will mine crypto at half speed, may be easier to buy
Nvidia's RTX 3060 will mine crypto at half speed, may be easier to buy
With new graphics cards unavailable for purchase at their list price months after launch, gamers are unsurprisingly a bit touchy about just where all of AMD and Nvidia's new GPUs are ending up.
PS5's DualSense controller also faces drift issues
PS5's DualSense controller also faces drift issues
Players started reporting malfunctioning joysticks as early as ten days after their purchase
Hitman 3 PC players will be able to import their Hitman 2 locations by
Hitman 3 PC players will be able to import their Hitman 2 locations by "end of February"
Despite its strong critical reception, Hitman 3's PC launch has been somewhat marred by complications preventing players from unlocking Hitman 2 levels in the game without needing to re-purchase them first.
Borderlands devs plan to create new IP for a “different type of game”
Borderlands devs plan to create new IP for a “different type of game”
After a little $1.3 billion purchase, Borderlands studio Gearbox is becoming part of Embracer Group.
The Newest Fortnite Outfit Is Based on G.I. Joe's Snake Eyes
The Newest Fortnite Outfit Is Based on G.I. Joe's Snake Eyes
Fortnite's latest collaboration allows players to purchase an outfit based on G.I.
Cyberpunk 2077’s easter eggs feel like more marketing
Cyberpunk 2077’s easter eggs feel like more marketing
There’s a familiar motorcycle available for purchase in Cyberpunk 2077 called the Yaiba Kusanagi CT-3X.
Robinhood blocking purchase of GameStop stock
Robinhood blocking purchase of GameStop stock
Commission-free app that helped drive meteoric rise now only allowing users to sell shares of the retailer
WallStreetBets Is Back on Reddit, Banned on Discord, as Trading Apps Limit Stock Purchases
WallStreetBets Is Back on Reddit, Banned on Discord, as Trading Apps Limit Stock Purchases
Update: Stock trading apps have seemingly begun limiting the purchase of Gamestop, AMC, and other recently volatile stocks.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Next Free Update Arrives This Week
Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Next Free Update Arrives This Week
The Festivale Event arrives in style. Nintendo has announced that the next free update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons will arrive later this week, bringing all sorts of feathers and festivities along for the ride. The new update includes a Festivale event, new seasonal additions, new Reactions, and new items to purchase.
Tencent have bought a majority stake in Don't Starve developers Klei Entertainment
Tencent have bought a majority stake in Don't Starve developers Klei Entertainment
Klei Entertainment, developers of indie hits Don’t Starve and Oxygen Not Included have announced today that they’ve agreed for Tencent, the media conglomerate that’s been doing quite a lot of buying, to purchase a majority stake in the company.
Nacon acquires Big Ant Studios for €35m
Nacon acquires Big Ant Studios for €35m
French publisher aims to become market leader for rugby, tennis and cricket games with purchase of Australian studio
Resident Evil Village: 'Re:Verse Mode' and Deluxe Edition Details Leak
Resident Evil Village: 'Re:Verse Mode' and Deluxe Edition Details Leak
Resident Evil: Village will feature a new mode called Re:Verse as well as a special pack of bonus items for players who purchase the Deluxe Edition, a store page leak has revealed.
These gold Monster Hunter amiibo will be among the rarest ever
These gold Monster Hunter amiibo will be among the rarest ever
Three new Monster Hunter Rise figures are set to become some of the world's rarest amiibo. Fancy one for yourself? Simply purchase Capcom's upcoming new Monster Hunter game for Nintendo Switch and you could be in with a chance at one of these golden figurines - but only if you buy it via a digital download code from a 7-Eleven store in Japan.
Hitman 3 PC Players Won’t Have to Repurchase Hitman 2 After All, IO Interactive Assures
Hitman 3 PC Players Won’t Have to Repurchase Hitman 2 After All, IO Interactive Assures
IO Interactive guarantees players won't have to re-purchase older Hitman titles.
Despite advertising otherwise, players need to re-buy Hitman 2 to import its levels to Hitman 3
Despite advertising otherwise, players need to re-buy Hitman 2 to import its levels to Hitman 3
Hitman 3 will no longer offer the ability to import levels from Hitman 2 when it launches later this month, unless players re-purchase Hitman 2 on the Epic Games Store first.
Take-Two no longer trying to acquire Codemasters
Take-Two no longer trying to acquire Codemasters
It all started with Take-Two Interactive making a nearly $1 billion USD offer to purchase Codemasters, the developer of many beloved racing games.
Take-Two walks away from Codemasters, paving way for EA purchase
Take-Two walks away from Codemasters, paving way for EA purchase
Take-Two has allowed its offer for UK games company Codemasters to lapse, paving the way for EA to seal the deal. In November 2020, Borderlands and Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two agreed on a near-$1bn pricetag to snap up racing giant Codemasters. But in December, EA swooped in with a $1.2bn offer, which was accepted by the Codemasters board.
LEGO City: Undercover Games Removed From Wii U And 3DS eShops
LEGO City: Undercover Games Removed From Wii U And 3DS eShops
In what's becoming a worryingly common trend. Just days after it was discovered that a number of DSiWare games had vanished from the eShop, and following the confirmation that Netflix will soon be discontinued across Wii U and 3DS, it's now come to our attention that two LEGO City: Undercover games have also been entirely removed from Nintendo's digital store. Both LEGO City: Undercover (Wii U) and LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (Nintendo 3DS) have been delisted from their respective stores, meaning they're no longer available to purchase.
Fortnite Creator Epic Games Is Turning A Dying Shopping Mall Into Its New HQ
Fortnite Creator Epic Games Is Turning A Dying Shopping Mall Into Its New HQ
980,000-square-feet of space. Epic Games, creator of the massively popular Fortnite, is buying up a 980,000-square-foot site as its new headquarters, Eurogamer is reporting. The company – which is also responsible for the Unreal Engine – will purchase the ailing Cary Towne Center shopping mall, which is close to Epic's current home in Cary, North Carolina.
Nintendo Appears To Be Pulling DSiWare Games From The 3DS eShop
Nintendo Appears To Be Pulling DSiWare Games From The 3DS eShop
Without any warning. Nintendo has reportedly removed a number of DSiWare titles from the Nintendo 3DS eShop, without offering any warning to fans that the games would be disappearing. The takedowns were first spotted by Twitter user @comeoutpunching, who reports that "all DSiWare games released before mid-May 2011 have been deactivated." Games that are no longer able to purchase include Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, Asphalt 4: Elite Racing, Aura-Aura Climber, Dr Mario Express, Mr.
Fortnite guide: All six of the Retail Row safe locations with golden bars
Fortnite guide: All six of the Retail Row safe locations with golden bars
Epic Games has introduced a new in-game currency for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 which allows players to purchase and upgrade loot via NPC vendors.
Fortnite guide: All 12 of the Misty Meadows safe locations with golden bars
Fortnite guide: All 12 of the Misty Meadows safe locations with golden bars
Epic Games has introduced a new in-game currency for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 which allows players to purchase and upgrade loot via NPC vendors.
Fortnite guide: All safe spawn locations in the desert, Colossal Coliseum, & more
Fortnite guide: All safe spawn locations in the desert, Colossal Coliseum, & more
Epic Games has introduced a new in-game currency for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 which allows players to purchase and upgrade loot via NPC vendors.
Fortnite guide: All eight of the Craggy Cliffs safe locations with gold bars
Fortnite guide: All eight of the Craggy Cliffs safe locations with gold bars
Epic Games has introduced a new in-game currency for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 which allows players to purchase and upgrade loot via NPC vendors.
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New "Extra Huggable" Comfy Friends Pokémon Plush Are Now Available To Buy Online (North America)
Made of extra-soft, fluffy material. The Pokémon Company has launched a new line of plush toys that promise to be "extra soft" and "extra huggable" – something we could all probably do with right now. We found nine designs in total, all available to purchase as we speak from the Pokémon Center online store.
The Epic Games Store is turning into the Epic apps store
The Epic Games Store is turning into the Epic apps store
The Epic Games Store is a store where you can purchase games from Epic - that much is self-explanatory.
Fortnite guide: All six of the Holly Hedges safe locations with golden bars
Fortnite guide: All six of the Holly Hedges safe locations with golden bars
Epic Games has introduced a new in-game currency for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 that allows players to purchase and upgrade loot via NPC vendors.
Fortnite guide: All five of the Steamy Stacks safe locations with golden bars
Fortnite guide: All five of the Steamy Stacks safe locations with golden bars
Epic Games has introduced a new in-game currency for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 that allows players to purchase and upgrade loot via NPC vendors.
Fortnite guide: All eight of the Pleasant Park safe locations with golden bars
Fortnite guide: All eight of the Pleasant Park safe locations with golden bars
Epic Games has introduced a new in-game currency for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 that allows players to purchase and upgrade loot via NPC vendors.
Nintendo Of America President Calls Artificial Purchase-By Deadlines A 'Celebration'
Nintendo Of America President Calls Artificial Purchase-By Deadlines A 'Celebration'
Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser was asked during a recent interview why some popular Nintendo games are only being sold for a limited time.
UK Politicians Call to Ban Console Scalping and Use of Bots
UK Politicians Call to Ban Console Scalping and Use of Bots
Members of the UK parliament have filed a motion to discuss prohibiting "the resale of gaming consoles and computer components at prices greatly above Manufacturer’s Recommended Retail Price", and ban the use of bots to purchase those goods.
EA Is Buying Racing Dev Codemasters For $1.2 Billion
EA Is Buying Racing Dev Codemasters For $1.2 Billion
Despite a nearly $1 billion bid from Take-Two Interactive last month, Electronic Arts has announced an agreement to purchase English racing game developer Codemasters for $1.2 billion.
EA Has Swooped In To Steal Codemasters From Under The Nose Of Take-Two
EA Has Swooped In To Steal Codemasters From Under The Nose Of Take-Two
Micro-machine-transactions? Not so long ago, we reported on the news that publishing giant Take-Two Interactive was poised to purchase UK studio Codemasters, famous for its stable of excellent racing titles. Take-Two – which owns GTA maker Rockstar – tabled an offer of $994 million last month, and with Codemasters' board of directors advising shareholders to vote in favour of the acquisition, it seemed like a done deal, with the purchase process due to take place early in 2021. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Humankind Releasing on April 22nd 2021, “Lucy” Trailer Revealed
Humankind Releasing on April 22nd 2021, “Lucy” Trailer Revealed
Pre-purchase the game now to access its largest Opendev scenario on December 15th.
Fortnite guide — All eight of the Lazy Lake safe locations with golden bars
Fortnite guide — All eight of the Lazy Lake safe locations with golden bars
Epic Games has introduced a new in-game currency for Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 which allows players to purchase and upgrade loot via NPC vendors.
Lord of the Rings Actors Are Trying to Save J.R.R. Tolkien's Home
Lord of the Rings Actors Are Trying to Save J.R.R. Tolkien's Home
The Lord of the Rings community is coming together to fundraise enough money to purchase the home where J.R.R.
Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti reviews – our roundup of the critics
Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti reviews – our roundup of the critics
Nvidia's brand new RTX 3060 Ti is available to purchase from today, and with many reviews starting to come out of the woodwork, it seems like the graphics card has had quite the warm welcome.
UK retailer Box opens a ballot for its next Xbox Series X stock allocation
UK retailer Box opens a ballot for its next Xbox Series X stock allocation
Online tech retailer Box is asking wannabe buyers to enter a ballot for a chance to purchase the Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S when stock becomes available later this month. Box will be receiving additional allocations of both new Xbox consoles in the weeks commencing 7th and 14th December, with delivery set to be made before Christmas.
Buy DOOM Eternal Early On Switch And You'll Get DOOM 64 And 'Rip And Tear' Pack Free
Buy DOOM Eternal Early On Switch And You'll Get DOOM 64 And 'Rip And Tear' Pack Free
Confirmed for Europe, at least. If you choose to pick up DOOM Eternal within its first couple of weeks on sale on Switch, you'll be treated to an early purchase bonus. Nintendo has revealed that players who buy DOOM Eternal before 22nd December (it launches on 8th December), will receive a digital copy of DOOM 64 on Switch and the DOOM Eternal: Rip and Tear Pack.
Cyber Monday gaming monitor deals: pixel perfect panel prices
Cyber Monday gaming monitor deals: pixel perfect panel prices
A great Cyber Monday gaming monitor purchase should see you through many a PC build.
Crown prince of Saudi Arabia's foundation to buy 51% stake in SNK
Crown prince of Saudi Arabia's foundation to buy 51% stake in SNK
Non-profit organisation starts with purchase of 33.3% stake for $223 million
Pre-ordering Cyberpunk 2077 on Steam will net you a free short story
Pre-ordering Cyberpunk 2077 on Steam will net you a free short story
If you still haven’t been convinced to purchase Cyberpunk 2077 after all these years, this latest pre-order incentive might finally tip you over the edge.
Here's everything new for FIFA 21 on PS5 and Xbox Series X and S
Here's everything new for FIFA 21 on PS5 and Xbox Series X and S
EA Sports has outlined all the new features for FIFA 21 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S. In a presentation attended by Eurogamer, representatives from EA Sports revealed a raft of new mechanics for FIFA 21 next-gen, which is a free update for existing owners of FIFA 21 or a standalone $70 purchase due out 4th December.
Get the Nuketown Weapon Bundle Free with Purchase of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Get the Nuketown Weapon Bundle Free with Purchase of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
With a reimagined series favorite map primed for a return and Black Friday approaching, there’s no better time to jump into Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One, especially with today’s launch of the Nuketown Weapon Bundle.
Immortals: Fenyx Rising's Season Pass adds new world based on Chinese mythology
Immortals: Fenyx Rising's Season Pass adds new world based on Chinese mythology
With mere weeks to go until the 3rd December launch of its striking Greek-mythology-inspired open-world romp, Immortals: Fenyx Rising, Ubisoft has detailed its post-launch content plans, including news of the game's three-part Season Pass. Those that purchase Fenyx Rising's Season Pass will gain access to a bonus quest, known as When the Roads Get Rocky, but its big new additions come in the form of three new story-driven DLC episodes, titled A New God, Myths of the Eastern Realm, and The Lost Gods. Episode 1, A New God, sees Fenyx undertaking the Trial of the Olympians, a series of challenges hosted by gods players will have encountered in their main adventure.
Elite Dangerous is free next week on the Epic Games Store
Elite Dangerous is free next week on the Epic Games Store
Big things are happening in developer Frontier's long-running space sim Elite Dangerous next year - big leg-related things - and if you'd like to get in on the intergalactic jet-setting action well in advance, you can grab the game for free next week, courtesy of the Epic Store. Elite Dangerous is, of course, the latest instalment in Frontier's long-running space sim series - the original having launched all the way back in 1984 - and sets wannabe spacefarers loose in a massively multiplayer version of our very own Milky Way, complete with a shifting economy, warring factions, and even the odd alien menace. The goal, such as it is in Frontier's galaxy spanning sandbox, is to start with a small ship and a smattering of credits, then work your way to the big time - forging a name for yourself and racking up the cash to purchase ever-more exotic (and fully customisable) ships - through the likes of trading, battling, piracy, exploration, mining, and, yes, relentless grind. Read more
GTA publisher Take-Two confirms purchase of Codemasters in deal worth nearly $1bn
GTA publisher Take-Two confirms purchase of Codemasters in deal worth nearly $1bn
Borderlands and Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two has agreed on a near-$1bn pricetag to snap up British racing giant Codemasters. Take-Two announced today it had shook hands on a $994m (£759m) deal which is expected to be completed in spring 2021. Codemasters will join fellow Take-Two-owned labels such as 2K, Rockstar Games and Private Division. Read more
You'll be able to transfer your existing Spider-Man saves to PS5's remaster after all
You'll be able to transfer your existing Spider-Man saves to PS5's remaster after all
Developer Insomniac has changed its stance on Spider-Man saves, and will now provide PS4 players with the means to transfer their progress to PlayStation 5's upcoming Remastered edition as part of a future update. Initially, Insomniac told Spider-Man players that their existing PS4 saves would be incompatible with the new PS5-only Remastered version - which will be made available to those that purchase or upgrade to the new £70 Ultimate edition of Spider-Man: Miles Morales - meaning they would need to start the experience again from scratch. In a new message posted to Twitter, however, Insomniac announced a change of heart.
Spider-Man PS5: You Can Buy Miles Morales' Shoes in Real Life
Spider-Man PS5: You Can Buy Miles Morales' Shoes in Real Life
Marvel and Adidas have revealed that Miles Morales' shoes from Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales will soon be available for purchase.
Take-Two Might Be Gobbling Up UK Veteran Codemasters
Take-Two Might Be Gobbling Up UK Veteran Codemasters
Deal would "bring together two world-class interactive entertainment portfolios". Publishing giant Take-Two is in talks to purchase UK industry veteran Codemasters, it has been revealed. Codemasters – which began back in the '80s and is famous for titles such as Micro Machines, Dizzy, DIRT, GRID and the ongoing official F1 video game series – has confirmed to its investors that discussions are ongoing. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
PS5 Won't Be Sold In Physical Stores on Launch Day
PS5 Won't Be Sold In Physical Stores on Launch Day
Sony has confirmed that PS5 launch-day sales will be online-only this year, meaning there will be no physical units available in-stores for purchase on its launch day of November 12, 2020.
Fall Guys gets Godzilla
Fall Guys gets Godzilla
Fall Guys gets an official Godzilla crossover on 3rd November. You'll be able to purchase a Godzilla in-game costume for 10 Crowns, for a limited time.
Random: Not Everyone Is Happy With Cadence Of Hyrule's Interior Artwork
Random: Not Everyone Is Happy With Cadence Of Hyrule's Interior Artwork
What does it look like in your own region? If you've got full artwork inside your Cadence of Hyrule Switch game case, consider yourself lucky, as fans of the game in certain regions around the world have opened up their latest physical purchase to discover it's a completely blank canvas. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Nintendo drops price of single Joy-Cons in the US
Nintendo drops price of single Joy-Cons in the US
Controllers get $10 price cut, as well as another color option for individual purchase
One-third of US gamers surveyed plan to buy a next-gen console this year
One-third of US gamers surveyed plan to buy a next-gen console this year
Baird finds purchase intent for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S roughly equal, Call of Duty expected to top holiday sales
Bethesda games don't have to launch on PlayStation for Microsoft's $7.5bn deal to pay off, Xbox boss insists
Bethesda games don't have to launch on PlayStation for Microsoft's $7.5bn deal to pay off, Xbox boss insists
Bethesda games don't have to launch on PlayStation for Microsoft's $7.5bn acquisition of the company to pay off, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said. In an interview with Kotaku's Stephen Totilo, Spencer was asked whether it was possible to recoup the $7.5bn purchase of Bethesda if Microsoft doesn't sell The Elder Scrolls 6 on PlayStation consoles. "Yes," Spencer replied, before saying Microsoft doesn't have to ship Bethesda games "on any other platform other than the platforms that we support in order to...
Xbox head: Bethesda purchase wasn't to keep games away from other platforms
Xbox head: Bethesda purchase wasn't to keep games away from other platforms
While each game's platforms will be decided on a case-by-case basis, Phil Spencer says Elder Scrolls doesn't need to be on PlayStation to recoup acquisition costs
Phil Spencer on Whether Microsoft Needs to Bring Future Bethesda Games to PS5
Phil Spencer on Whether Microsoft Needs to Bring Future Bethesda Games to PS5
Xbox's Phil Spencer sat down for an interview to discuss how the company plans to recoup its $7.5B purchase of Bethesda and what the future may hold for multiplatform games.
Cyberpunk 2077 Big City Dreams digital comic comes with GOG purchase
Cyberpunk 2077 Big City Dreams digital comic comes with GOG purchase
GOG and CD Projekt Red revealed a bonus for Cyberpunk 2077 players today.
Blizzard is winding down StarCraft 2 development to focus on “what’s next”
Blizzard is winding down StarCraft 2 development to focus on “what’s next”
Blizzard has made the call to wind down producing additional "for-purchase content" for real-time strategy game StarCraft 2.
Borderlands 3 getting second season pass adding Designer's Cut and Director's Cut
Borderlands 3 getting second season pass adding Designer's Cut and Director's Cut
A little over a month after releasing the final instalment in Borderlands 3's four-part season pass, developer Gearbox has announced it's preparing to launch a second one, this time promising an additional two updates for the exuberant first-person shooter. Gearbox says Borderlands 3's imaginatively titled Season Pass 2, which will be available to purchase when it launches on 10th November, is "unlike anything we've done before". Indeed, rather than following the route of its predecessor by delivering substantial new story campaigns, Season Pass 2 will introduce a so-called Designer's Cut, consisting of an additional Skill Tree for each Vault Hunter, alongside a new game mode known as Arms Race. Read more
Should Microsoft Make Bethesda’s Upcoming Games Exclusive? | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 56
Should Microsoft Make Bethesda’s Upcoming Games Exclusive? | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 56
This week Joel and Ben discuss Microsoft’s big purchase of Zenimax/Bethesda and all of its encompassing studios.
Sea of Thieves just got a lovely starlight ship sail to raise money for Stand Up to Cancer
Sea of Thieves just got a lovely starlight ship sail to raise money for Stand Up to Cancer
Pirates looking to give themselves an aesthetic boost upon the ocean, while also doing something for a good cause at the same time, can now purchase Sea of Thieves' striking new Sails of Union, with proceeds going to Stand Up To Cancer. By day, the Sails of Union are pleasant enough affairs, providing an appealing splash of yellow for tastefully minded crews to admire and enjoy; by night, though, they're something a little bit special, resembling a beautiful star field shimmering against a darkened sky. You can watch the Sails of Union work their magic in the trailer below, and if your head is suitably turned as a result, or if you simply fancy supporting a good cause, they're available now on Steam and the Microsoft Store for £4.99/$5.99 USD. Read more
Breath Of The Wild Players Will Receive A Bonus Training Sword In Hyrule Warriors
Breath Of The Wild Players Will Receive A Bonus Training Sword In Hyrule Warriors
Who needs the Master Sword? If you purchase Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity when it arrives later this year and happen to have save data for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on your Nintendo Switch, you'll unlock a bonus weapon in Koei Tecmo's latest Musou-style game. This information was revealed during the live stream for the game during the Tokyo Game Show earlier today.
Ninjala's Cosmetic-Only Sonic Skins Cost An Eye-Watering £16 Each
Ninjala's Cosmetic-Only Sonic Skins Cost An Eye-Watering £16 Each
Or £48 for the set. Ninjala's brand new Sonic the Hedgehog collab is now live, meaning fans can finally get their hands on Sonic costumes in-game – not that you'll want to. Amazingly, each costume costs a staggering £16 when totting up the necessary Jala (Ninjala's in-game currency) to purchase them.
Random: Microsoft Shuts Down Rumours That It's Buying Sega Next
Random: Microsoft Shuts Down Rumours That It's Buying Sega Next
Sonic X? Microsoft shook the gaming world to its very core recently by announcing that it was gobbling up ZeniMax, the parent company of video game giant Bethesda – a purchase which gives it control of million-selling brands such as The Elder Scrolls, DOOM and Fallout. When you drop a cool $7.5 billion on a company, it's almost inevitable that people will start to ponder what your next move will be, and as you can imagine, the internet lit up with theories – the most notable of which was that Sega would be Microsoft's next acquisition and that the news will be confirmed at this year's Tokyo Game Show.
No Plans for Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered to Be a Standalone PS5 Game
No Plans for Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered to Be a Standalone PS5 Game
Sony has offered some clarity on the ways in which players can purchase Marvel's Spider-Man: Remastered.
Microsoft will consider buying more game studios in the future
Microsoft will consider buying more game studios in the future
Microsoft has announced its intentions to purchase ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion.
The Hilarious Fight Crab Is Adding A Sword-Wielding Deer As DLC
The Hilarious Fight Crab Is Adding A Sword-Wielding Deer As DLC
The deer from DEEEEER Simulator, no less. As if the game needed to be any more bonkers, Fight Crab will soon be adding a whole new animal to purchase as DLC – deers. Yes, as part of a collaboration with DEEEER Simulator: Your Average Everyday Deer Game, the aptly named 'Deer' character will be trotting into the game this October.
Bethesda’s “iconic franchises” will come to Game Pass – expect Skyrim, Doom, and Fallout
Bethesda’s “iconic franchises” will come to Game Pass – expect Skyrim, Doom, and Fallout
Microsoft has entered a deal to purchase Bethesda's parent company ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion USD.
Microsoft Buys Bethesda Parent Zenimax Media For $7.5 Billion
Microsoft Buys Bethesda Parent Zenimax Media For $7.5 Billion
Pending the closure of a $7.5 billion cash sale, Microsoft has purchased Zenimax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog, and Roundhouse Studios.