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  • Star Wars: Hunters gets a cinematic trailer and a 2022 release window

    Star Wars: Hunters gets a cinematic trailer and a 2022 release window

    A new trailer for Star Wars: Hunters has been released, showing off some more of the game as well as two characters you will play collectively. These characters are two Jawas going by the joint name of Utooni who are “scrappers with an arsenal of hidden firepower.” As you can see, one is sitting on […]

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  • Margaret Thatcher is in Doom, thanks to Thatcher’s Techbase mod

    Margaret Thatcher is in Doom, thanks to Thatcher’s Techbase mod

    If you’re a Doom fan feeling nostalgic for the 1980s as represented by big hair, bad fashion, and British accents, look no further than Thatcher’s Techbase, a forthcoming Doom WAD that pits you against the Iron Lady and her hellspawn. Available Sept. 24 on “PC, Mac, Linux and whatever the hell you want to try […]

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  • Battlefield 2042 delayed to November

    Battlefield 2042 delayed to November

    Battlefield 2042 won’t make its intended release date. Developer DICE announced Wednesday that the game has been delayed until Nov. 19, nearly a month after its originally planned release date of Oct. 22. In a statement released on Twitter, DICE general manager Oskar Gabrielson explained that the delay was largely due to the challenges of […]

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  • Spencer review: Kristin Stewart’s Princess Di movie is a chilling ghost story

    Spencer review: Kristin Stewart’s Princess Di movie is a chilling ghost story

    This review of Spencer comes from the film’s screening at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival. Stay tuned for more information when the film releases in November 2021. The Princess Diana biopic Spencer isn’t your prototypical biographical film. Then again, the film’s director, Chilean auteur Pablo Larraín, isn’t known for making familiar biopics, either. His […]

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  • Sherlock Holmes Chapter One Release Date Leaked for November

    Sherlock Holmes Chapter One Release Date

    Sherlock Holmes Chapter One will release on November 16, 2021, for the PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X, at least according the the Microsoft Store. Developer Frogwares notes—while maintaining the “fall” release window—that past-gen consoles such as the PS4 and Xbox One will not be included on launch. Instead, the last-gen versions will release at a […]

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  • How Lord of the Rings made Orlando Bloom an everlasting teen heartthrob

    How Lord of the Rings made Orlando Bloom an everlasting teen heartthrob

    In late 2002, right after Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers was released, a message board of Orlando Bloom fans compiled a care package to send to Orlando Bloom himself. Assuming that everything that was supposed to make it inside did indeed make it in (and there were questions — and ensuing drama on […]

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  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Gets Free Discovery Tour: Viking Age Expansion

    Assassin's Creed Valhalla Discovery Tour Viking Age

    Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is getting a free expansion next month. Discovery Tour: Viking Age will transform 9th century England and Norway into an educational tour where players can learn about the Viking people, culture, and the locations within the game. The expansion has a similar premise to previous Assassin’s Creed Discovery Tours where combat is removed from […]

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  • Lax Rax is a board gaming accessory that you actually need

    Lax Rax is a board gaming accessory that you actually need

    We’ve written about a lot of fun board game accessories here at Polygon dot com. Dice vaults? We got ‘em. Novel little rolling trays? For sure. Bizarre pizza lifters? Why not. But I’m going to be honest: You don’t need those. What you need is some Lax Rax, and you need ‘em right the hell […]

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  • Fallout 76 role-players have built their own theater company

    Fallout 76 role-players have built their own theater company

    Fallout 76 is an action-packed game at times, with adventurers battling back waves of cryptids and mutants in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Appalachia. Despite all the guns and gore, the most compelling part of the world remains what the players do to entertain themselves. For instance, you could log in and try some in-game challenges […]

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  • Employee Union Accuses Activision Blizzard of Violating Labor Laws

    Activision Blizzard Labor Laws

    The Communications Works of America has filed a complaint against Activision Blizzard, accusing the publisher of violating federal labor laws via threatening statements towards employees. The charge, which the union filed through the National Labor Relations Board in partnership with the A Better ABK employee coalition at Activision Blizzard, also accuses the publisher of surveilling […]

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  • Introducing Superstar X-Factors in NHL 22

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    EA Sports NHL 22 introduces Superstar X-Factors, a new ability system inspired by the league’s top pros that lets you feel the personality and power of NHL superstars. Authentic to real player skill and style, the stars of the NHL truly come to life and influence games in major ways. Whether it’s an insanely fast […]

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  • Rocksmith+ has been delayed to 2022

    Rocksmith+ has been delayed to 2022

    Ubisoft has delayed Rocksmith+ to next year. Originally set to release sometime this summer, the delay was announced yesterday via Twitter and the official website. To see this content please enable targeting cookies. Manage cookie settings According to Ubisoft, the title needs more time in order for the team to deliver a proper learning service. […]

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  • FIFA 22 brings machine learning to the pitch with HyperMotion

    FIFA 22 brings machine learning to the pitch with HyperMotion

    As Sam Rivera explained it to me, the success of FIFA 22’s new animation technology will be seen in what wasn’t recorded during a groundbreaking motion-capture session — involving 22 players all playing a start-to-finish game of soccer — earlier this year. “We started working on an algorithm about three years ago,” explained Rivera, FIFA […]

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  • Catlateral Damage: Remeowstered Pounces onto Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S Today

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    I’m Chris Chung, the cat wrangler and one-man developer at Manekoware. I’m excited to finally bring Catlateral Damage: Remeowstered to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, available to play right meow! Cat puns aside, Remeowstered is the definitive edition of everybody’s favorite first-person destructive cat simulator, where you play as a house cat, run around […]

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  • Bridge of Spirits to life – PlayStation.Blog

    Bridge of Spirits to life – PlayStation.Blog

    Ember Lab is very excited to share our first game with the world next week. In the game, you play as Kena, a young Spirit Guide who travels to an abandoned village in search of a sacred mountain shrine, and who must help the wandering spirits trapped there. Kena’s original character designs were created by […]

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  • Xbox Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Xbox Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    At Xbox, from game development to hardware design, representation and the diversity of our teams positively impacts the way we create and bring products to life that make gaming possible and accessible for everyone. As a community, we believe our pledge to inclusivity relates back to our roots. Where we come from and how our […]

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  • Black PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset Color Revealed

    Black PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset Color Revealed

    Sony has revealed a new Midnight Black edition of the PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset, and it will be released in October. The latest PlayStation Blog post noted that the new color option will match the same color scheme as the Midnight Black DualSense controller Sony released in June. The controller will begin rolling out […]

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  • Defeat the hordes when BPM: Bullets Per Minute arrives October 5

    Hey PlayStation fans! We’re excited to reveal that BPM: Bullets Per Minute is coming to PlayStation 4 on October 5, as well as being playable on the PS5 at 4k 60fps.  Play Video What is BPM: Bullets Per Minute all about?    BPM is a rhythm-action FPS rogue-like where you must shoot, jump, dodge, and reload […]

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  • Japan: Latest Famitsu review scores

    Japan: Latest Famitsu review scores

    The newest edition of Japanese gaming magazine Weekly Famitsu is now available in Japan and this week’s edition contains three reviews. The three games reviewed are fairly high profile video games and are Hitman III, Lost Judgment and Tales of Arise. The game which received the highest score in Issue 1711 is the latest game […]

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  • US & Japan: Pokemon invites fans to illustrate an official new Pokemon TCG Card

    US & Japan: Pokemon invites fans to illustrate an official new Pokemon TCG Card

    Today, The Pokémon Company International and Creatures Inc. announced the Pokémon Trading Card Game Illustration Contest 2022, a fan art contest inviting Trainers from the US and Japan to showcase their creative talents for a chance to be featured in an upcoming promo card for the Pokémon TCG.Following two similar contests in Japan, the Pokémon […]

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  • New Switch Firmware Adds Support For Bluetooth Audio – News

    New Switch Firmware Adds Support For Bluetooth Audio - News

    No mics, no folders, but still a major boost. A new version of Switch system software has added far more than stability. The version 13 update, available now, has activated support for Bluetooth audio. A list of restrictions for using the headphones can be found on Nintendo’s support page, but the major ones are only […]

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  • Nintendo Sales Panic: August 2021 US NPD Group Results – News

    Nintendo Sales Panic: August 2021 US NPD Group Results - News

    Can the Switch hang onto its US unit lead in a month with so many hard hitters on other platforms? A lot of hard hitters for PC and other consoles came out in August, but the Switch is still all over the NPD’s latest sales survey. All totals based on US sales estimates from August […]

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  • Xbox Returns to Tokyo Game Show 2021

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    Tokyo Game Show remains one of the world’s biggest celebrations of video games and culture, bringing together fans from around the world to enjoy the latest and greatest in gaming. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Asia’s biggest gaming event, with the show again taking a virtual format. The 2021 theme of Tokyo Game […]

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  • Boulder Dash Deluxe Available Now

    Video For Boulder Dash Deluxe Available Now

    The year is 1984 and no one’s heard of a pair of Italian plumbers who eat magic mushrooms and go down sewers pipes in an attempt to save a damsel in distress. People have, though, been playing a boulder-based 2D puzzle-maze game on their brand new Atari system with its impressive 8-bit graphics. Created by two […]

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  • Tune Up with Trove’s New Bard Class

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    Summary Tune up with the newest class release for Trove on September 14! The Bard can buff allies and take down multiple enemies at once. Trove is available to play for free today on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. Tune up and play along to buff your allies, or simply defeat multiple enemies at […]

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  • Nintendo Downloads – September 16, 2021 – News

    Nintendo Downloads - September 16, 2021 - News

    It took several weeks, but we finally have our hot skateboarding game for 2021 – yes, Skatebird is 900ing into our hearts this week, and I for one can’t wait to shred with the sparrows. It’s quite a busy one – as is most weeks on Switch – with retail privileges afforded to the… president […]

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  • Celebrating Our 2021 Interns – Roblox Blog

    Celebrating Our 2021 Interns - Roblox Blog

    I’ve talked a lot about how the complexity of what we’re building requires an extremely talented team—and that team doesn’t just include the talent we have today. “Take the long view” is one of Roblox’s values and it’s a phrase you’ll hear all the time in the company. Nowhere is that value more applicable than […]

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  • Roblox Presents the Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience

    Roblox Presents the Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience

    Something has come to the Roblox metaverse. Something electrifying. Something thrilling. Something Scaled And Icy. We’re proud to present the Twenty One Pilots Concert Experience, an electrifying musical adventure created in collaboration with the Grammy-winning duo. In this unique experience, you’ll embark on a scavenger hunt in an all-new venue and solve puzzles throughout the […]

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  • Apple Arcade’s Fantasian RPG catches fans attention

    Apple Arcade’s Fantasian RPG catches fans attention

    Mistwalker is a studio full of developers best known for their work on the Final Fantasy series, and it has since released titles like Lost Odyssey and The Last Story. In 2019, the studio garnered interest by announcing Fantasian for Apple Arcade. Now, in 2021, fans are finally getting to get a good look at […]

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  • Robert A. Altman, founder of Bethesda parent ZeniMax Media, dies at 73

    Robert A. Altman, founder of Bethesda parent ZeniMax Media, dies at 73

    Robert A. Altman, the co-founder and chief executive of ZeniMax Media, has died, the company announced on Thursday. As the parent of Bethesda Softworks and several other development studios, Altman’s company grew into a major video gaming publisher in the 21 years since its founding, responsible for multimillion-dollar franchises such as Doom, The Elder Scrolls, […]

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  • ZeniMax Media co-founder and CEO Robert A. Altman has passed away

    ZeniMax Media co-founder and CEO Robert A. Altman has passed away

    By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 4 February 2021 18:13 GMT ZeniMax Media founder and CEO Robert A. Altman has passed away. News of Altman’s passing was announced by Bethesda in a statement. The company called him a “true visionary, friend, and believer in the spirit of people and the power of what they could accomplish together.” […]

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  • ZeniMax Founder and CEO Robert A. Altman Passes Away

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    Bethesda founder and CEO Robert A. Altman has passed away. News of his passing was announced by the official Bethesda Twitter, with a statement from the company. We are deeply saddened to tell you of the passing of Robert A. Altman, our Founder and CEO. He was a true visionary, friend, and believer in the […]

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  • The Falconeer arrives on Xbox Game Pass today alongside dragon DLC

    The Falconeer arrives on Xbox Game Pass today alongside dragon DLC

    By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 4 February 2021 17:49 GMT The Falconeer arrives today on Xbox Games Pass, and the debut also brings a DLC drop. The Falconeer is available through Xbox Game Pass for Android, console, and PC is a lovely looking title. The RPG focuses on aerial combat and was created by independent developer […]

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  • Hitman 3 DLC announced for February: Elusive Targets, Escalations, more

    Hitman 3 DLC announced for February: Elusive Targets, Escalations, more

    We already knew that Hitman 3 was getting more content soon, but it turns out that developer IO Interactive already has a full slate of plans for February. The studio will release new content every week throughout the entire month, according to a content roadmap published Thursday. Most of the new content will focus on […]

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  • The Dragon Prince RPG Starting Open Playtest Period

    The Dragon Prince RPG Starting Open Playtest Period

    The teams at Fandom Tabletop and Wonderstorm Studio have announced a public playtest for the Tales of Xadia tabletop RPG starting on February 9, 2021.Set in the world of Netflix’s animated series The Dragon Prince – which we called “amazing” and was one of our favorite TV series’ of 2019 – Tales of Xadia is […]

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  • Nintendo Has Almost Completely Pushed Sony Out of Japan

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    The decline of PlayStation in Japan has been known about for a little while, but a new report has revealed Nintendo has almost completely pushed PlayStation out of the Japanese market. According to News Post Seven, the Nintendo Switch is completely dominating hardware and software sales, with PlayStation 4 barely getting a look in and […]

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  • Prisoners of Ghostland’s Sion Sono to reteam with Nic Cage for new film

    Prisoners of Ghostland’s Sion Sono to reteam with Nic Cage for new film

    Sion Sono, the visionary director behind boundary-breaking genre films like Love Exposure, Why Don’t You Play in Hell, and Tokyo Tribe, describes himself as something of an outsider in his home country of Japan. Sono, unlike many of his contemporaries, grew up on a diet of Hollywood action movies. So it was only a matter […]

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  • Hitman 3 to add new and free content every week of February

    Hitman 3 to add new and free content every week of February

    By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 4 February 2021 15:48 GMT There’s plenty of content heading your way, Hitman 3 players. IO Interactive will add new and free content to Hitman 3 on a weekly basis in February, it has announced. You can expect Featured Contracts coming from MinnMax and KindaFunny, two new Escalations, and an Elusive […]

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  • Nintendo Switch family sells 114K units this week – My Nintendo News

    Nintendo Switch family sells 114K units this week – My Nintendo News

    Japanese publication Famitsu has published its weekly video game software and hardware sales charts for the week of 25th January to 31st January 31, 2021. The highest new release this week is Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny which proved to be most popular on the Nintendo Switch, shifting 23,551 copies on the platform. Talking of […]

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  • Lord of the Rings to open in IMAX theaters for first time, at worst time

    Lord of the Rings to open in IMAX theaters for first time, at worst time

    If a Barad-dûr falls in Mordor and no one is around to hear it, does the Eye of Sauron make a sound? Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX will find out starting this weekend, when the two companies release Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy into large-format theaters for the first time ever. IMAX announced […]

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  • Sony Blames PS5 Shortage on Semiconductor Supply Issues

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    Sony Corporation acknowledged in its Q3 FY2020 financial report that it has been unable to fully meet demand for the PlayStation 5 and pledged to do its best to ship as many units as possible during the fiscal year. In a press briefing discussing the report, Chief Financial Officer Hiroki Totoki said that it’s “difficult for us […]

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