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  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake review: Bloated, and beautiful

    Final Fantasy 7 Remake review: Bloated, and beautiful

    1997’s Final Fantasy 7 was always audacious, a game ahead of its time. I can see what Final Fantasy 7 was meant to be when I replay the original, not despite the blocky character models and the awkwardly inserted pre-rendered interludes and backgrounds, but because of them. I’ve always seen beauty in the parts that […]

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  • Rocksmith DLC Winds Up After 383 Weeks of Support

    Rocksmith DLC Winds Up After 383 Weeks of Support

    Ubisoft has confirmed that the Rocksmith team is no longer building new Rocksmith DLC, bringing an end to an epic 383 weeks of song releases for the respected guitar instruction game. The encore is over and the house lights are on.“As of this week’s Opeth Song Pack, Rocksmith Remastered has concluded its scheduled DLC releases,” […]

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  • The Last of Us Part 2 Director Neil Druckmann Discusses Delay

    The Last of Us Part 2 Director Neil Druckmann Discusses Delay

    The Last of Us Part II director Neil Druckmann has discussed the recent delay of Naughty Dog’s highly-anticipated PlayStation juggernaut, explaining the frustration of having the game on the “one-yard line” but held up due to reasons beyond their control.“It’s a bit rough,” Druckmann told the Official PlayStation Blogcast. “You’re working on something for so […]

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  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons nerfs eggs rates for Bunny Day

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons nerfs eggs rates for Bunny Day

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons is celebrating Easter through Bunny Day, an ongoing event that fills your island up with multiple types of eggs that you can collect. These eggs can be crafted into themed pastel items, which is a nice idea, except the sheer number of eggs got in the way of the base game […]

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  • What Is It Like Going Behind the Scenes With the Hearthstone Team?

    What Is It Like Going Behind the Scenes With the Hearthstone Team?

    It’s kind of absurd how far out the Hearthstone team works. When I first visited Blizzard in August 2019 to see what they were cooking up for a March 2020 announcement, they were already six months into designing Demon Hunter and Ashes of Outland.At that point, the 16-odd weeks of initial design that are used […]

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  • My favorite sports video game? Creating uniforms in MLB The Show 20.

    My favorite sports video game? Creating uniforms in MLB The Show 20.

    MLB The Show 20’s is largely a refinement of preceding works. Lacking a real-life season, which should have been in its second week by now, the latest game would also seem to lack a big reason for a baseball fan to buy it. But Sony San Diego played exactly the right card, at exactly the […]

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  • Rocksmith 2014 DLC Ends as Ubisoft San Fran Moves to New Project

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    Ubisoft San Francisco, the lead developer of Rocksmith, has announced that it has moved on to a new project and will no longer be creating DLC for 2014’s Rocksmith Remastered. Rocksmith players will still have something to look forward to as Ubisoft has plans to run weekly events alongside developer streams and “surprises.” No further […]

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  • Yup, someone modded Isabelle into Resident Evil 3

    Yup, someone modded Isabelle into Resident Evil 3

    To the surprise of precisely 0.0 percent of anybody, Animal Crossing’s Isabelle has been modded into Resident Evil 3’s remake. Only, it’s not exactly how I wished she would have shown up. Crazy Potato on Nexus Mods has a mask that turns Jill Valentine into AC’s cheerful administrative assistant. Me, I was hoping they’d give […]

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  • E3 2020 Virtual Event Pitch Reportedly Rejected by Publishers

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    E3, as we know it, is in trouble. Our very own Chandler Wood (a regular attendee) has written at length explaining why, and many industry professionals agree that E3 has failed to evolve. Journalist Mike Futter, who first reported that the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) failed to put together a virtual event in lieu of a […]

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  • Hip Pouch Locations (Inventory Expansion) – Resident Evil 3 Wiki Guide

    Hip Pouch Locations (Inventory Expansion) - Resident Evil 3 Wiki Guide

    Last Edited: 5 Apr 2020 9:38 am There’s a hip pouch inside the first lockbox in the Subway Station safe room/area, but you’ll need to find the lockpick, which is located in the Power Plant Substation. Hip Pouch Location 2[edit] In the substation, the small office upstairs has a hip pouch in it, forward and […]

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  • Troy Baker Wants Fans to Be Open-Minded About The Last of Us 2 Story

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    Joel voice actor Troy Baker has hinted that The Last of Us Part II‘s story may be divisive and has asked fans to approach the game with an open mind. Speaking to Fandom, Baker said that the game is designed to make players “question everything” and those who go in close-minded will have a very […]

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  • GameStop Massachusetts Closed After Receiving a Nuisance Order

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    A week after reports emerged that GameStop instructed its Massachusetts employees to wrap their hands in plastic bags for protection against Covid-19 and continue working, the retailer has shut down all stores in the state. GameStop continued to operate in Massachusetts in violation of the state’s shutdown order for non-essential businesses. The retailer did close […]

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  • NBA 2K20, F1 2019 live events highlight ESPN programming today

    NBA 2K20, F1 2019 live events highlight ESPN programming today

    With no lumberjack olympics, darts, Australian Rules Football or kickboxing to broadcast, ESPN now turns to esports to save itself this afternoon. Beginning at noon on ESPN2, the Worldwide Leader will begin a 12-hour esports programming marathon that includes two live events: Formula 1’s “Virtual Grand Prix” featuring four real-life drivers, and the first round […]

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  • Mafia 2 Definitive Edition and Saints Row The Third Remastered Rated

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    In news we didn’t quite see coming, Korea’s Game Rating and Administration Committee has outed Mafia II: Definitive Edition for unknown platforms. Developed by former 2K Czech, Mafia II first released in 2010 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Written by Jack Scalici (BioShock, Prey) and Daniel Vávra (Kingdom Come: Deliverance), Mafia II received positive reviews […]

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  • Boston authorities shut down GameStop and stores close statewide

    Boston authorities shut down GameStop and stores close statewide

    State and local authorities in Massachusetts have ordered all GameStops there to close, ending a weeklong standoff in which the games retailer insisted it was an essential business and continued to serve customers with curbside pickups. The Boston Globe reported on Friday that Boston city inspectors ordered GameStop’s Dorchester location to close down on Tuesday, […]

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  • Activison Wins Court Case Surrounding Call of Duty Humvees

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    A two-year old court battle between Activision and Humvee manufacturer AM General has come to an end, with a federal judge ruling in Activision’s favor. Back in 2017, AM General took Activision to court over the use of Humvees in Call of Duty without its permission. Judge George B. Daniels of U.S. District Court for […]

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  • 7 new TV trailers: Rick and Morty, DC’s Stargirl, and a Hulu event series

    7 new TV trailers: Rick and Morty, DC’s Stargirl, and a Hulu event series

    A million trailers drop online every week, which can make it hard to keep track of what’s actually coming up in theaters and on home screens. To help parse through the endless stream of upcoming movie and TV releases, we’ve assembled a list of the most exciting (and in some cases, weirdest) trailers that came […]

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  • Upcoming PS4 Games Biped and Windbound Get Release Dates

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    Sony has announced several indie games set for release on the PlayStation 4 this year. Developer 5 Lives Studios and publisher Deep Silver will release their beautiful survival adventure, Windbound, on August 28th. The game takes players to the Forbidden Islands as Kara, a warrior separated from her tribe after being caught up in a storm. […]

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  • HBO is free, so watch these 5 great movies & shows at home right now

    HBO is free, so watch these 5 great movies & shows at home right now

    Despite spring rolling in, most of us find ourselves spending more time indoors than ever before. Hollywood is aware: Blockbuster movies are suddenly available to rent, streaming services are throwing free trials at the board, and everyone on the planet has suddenly watched Tiger King. Feeling the need to meet customers where they are, HBO […]

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  • The week’s best game trailers: Signalis, Mortal Shell, Resident Evil

    The week’s best game trailers: Signalis, Mortal Shell, Resident Evil

    Trailers! Get your trailers here! They drift over the transom here at Polygon dot com every week, even when it seems the rest of the world has pressed pause. Good trailers are exciting, but the most memorable trailers are weird, and even if one word can’t describe this week’s batch, that’s still a good start. […]

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  • Nolan North Talks Uncharted Movie and The Last of Us HBO Series

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    Nathan Drake voice actor Nolan North has said that he “loves” Mark Wahlberg but can’t see him as Sully in the upcoming Uncharted movie. In the latest Retro Play video, North and Troy Baker discussed the movie and The Last of Us HBO series while playing through the original Resident Evil 2. North revealed that […]

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  • ESA Reportedly Announces Dates for ‘Reimagined’ E3 in 2021

    ESA Reportedly Announces Dates for 'Reimagined' E3 in 2021

    The Entertainment Software Association has formally announced dates for a “reimagined” E3 in 2021, following the cancellation of E3 2020, and IGN’s own announcement of its Summer of Gaming event. E3 2021 will be held from June 15 to June 17, 2021. According to GamesIndustry.biz, the ESA sent out the news to industry partners late […]

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  • GTA Actor Wants Fans to Stop Believing Rumors About New GTA Game

    GTA Actor Wants Fans to Stop Believing Rumors About New GTA Game

    Grand Theft Auto V actor Ned Luke, who voiced Michael De Santa, has told fans to stop falling for “clickbait” and rumors about new GTA games, simply because no one outside of Rockstar Games has any information about what’s in store. Rockstar is one of the few major AAA developers who have the ability to […]

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  • Sony Hasn’t Made a Decision About a Digital Last of Us 2 Release

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    Following the announcement of The Last of Part II‘s delay due to logistical problems posed by Coronavirus, director Neil Druckmann appeared on the PlayStation Blogcast to discuss the development. According to the Naughty Dog VP, Sony hasn’t made a “final decision” about a digital-only release in May but added that neither Sony nor the developers […]

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  • Rocksmith’s DLC ends after 383 weeks

    Rocksmith’s DLC ends after 383 weeks

    Rocksmith has run its course. Ubisoft San Francisco announced on Friday that work on an unnamed new project means the studio must close down the guitar game’s DLC, after 383 weeks of releases comprising 1,570 songs. “Although we will no longer be releasing new DLC, we still have weekly online content planned for Rocksmith fans,” […]

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  • Call of Duty MW2 Remastered Multiplayer Is in Development

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    Despite Activision’s recent statement explaining the lack of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered‘s multiplayer, a report has emerged that the component is in fact in development. This news came from known and reliable Call of Duty insider TheGamingRevolution, who also claimed that his source “insisted” that Activision is still testing Modern Warfare 2 […]

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  • ESA Announces E3 2021, IGN Announces Its Own Digital Event This June

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    The Entertainment Software Association might have failed to run a digital event in lieu of this year’s E3 but it isn’t giving up on the expo just yet. The organization has told its partners that a “reimagined” E3 is set to take place from June 15 to June 17, 2021. No further details are available […]

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  • ESA sets dates for ‘reimagined’ E3 2021

    ESA sets dates for ‘reimagined’ E3 2021

    E3 2021 will be June 15-17, 2021, the Entertainment Software Association has told partners, according to GamesIndustry.biz. The organizer is said to be working on a “reimagined” event when it returns next year. The ESA canceled E3 2020 in early March as the novel coronavirus outbreak was beginning to take hold in the United States. […]

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  • Resident Evil 8 Releasing in 2021, Will Be Revealed Soon

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    Known Capcom insider AestheticGamer aka Dusk Golem has said that Resident Evil 8 is all set to release in 2021 and it’ll be unveiled within the next few months. Interestingly, Dusk Golem claims that RE 8 was formerly in development as Revelations 3 but Capcom wasn’t in favor of a “huge gap” between RE 7 […]

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  • Cory Barlog Criticizes Gearbox for Docking Borderlands 3 Sales Bonuses

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    A number of Gearbox Software employees recently told Kotaku that Chief Executive Officer Randy Pitchford has back-pedaled on promised bonuses associated with Borderlands 3. According to reports, Gearbox pays below-market wages but offers employees bonuses to make up for the gap. However, despite Borderlands 3‘s commercial success, Pitchford has told employees that they won’t be […]

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  • PlayStation Blogcast 359: Eternally Yours – PlayStation.Blog

    PlayStation Blogcast 359: Eternally Yours

    Email us at blogcast@sony.com! Subscribe via iTunes, Spotify, Google or RSS, or download here We’re back! We’re recording the show remotely this week, so please excuse any audio quality issues.This week, Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann gives an update on The Last of Us Part II. Then, we discuss the demon-destroyin’ tour de force that is […]

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  • Will Ghost of Tsushima Get Delayed?

    Will Ghost of Tsushima Get Delayed?

    The world is currently in the grips of a devastating pandemic that—along with killing tens of thousands of people—has upended and disrupted the economies of pretty much every industry in some way or another. We’ve seen countless event cancellations as lockdowns are initiated and the remainder of the year is left in question. Companies have […]

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  • Donate to the CDC Foundation By Playing Xbox

    Donate to the CDC Foundation By Playing Xbox

    Supporting organizations that are making a difference amidst today’s coronavirus pandemic is more important right now than ever. Many people are seeking ways to help through the activities and passions they’re doing from home, and gamers have a new and easy way to contribute with big results. Starting today, Xbox One owners in the U.S. […]

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  • Resident Evil 3 Final Review

    Resident Evil 3 Final Review

    Resident Evil 3 is another killer remaster from Capcom. Raccoon City has been recreated in stunning detail, peppered with realistically abandoned spaces, charming in-game advertising, and devastating environmental storytelling, while labyrinthine level design full of challenging nasties makes exploring a delight. It’s easy to recommend purely for that centerpiece, which is good, because its 4v1 […]

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  • The Last of Us Part 2 Gameplay Leaks, New Guitar Minigame

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    Sony and Naughty Dog recently delayed the long-awaited The Last of Us Part II indefinitely. With that in mind, it seems likely new footage or concrete information will not surface anytime soon. Somehow, the internet has found a way to offset that with newly leaked footage. Apparently, there were two clips that leaked. One reportedly […]

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  • Coffee & Kareem review: New Netflix movie is hard-R comedy … for kids?

    Coffee & Kareem review: New Netflix movie is hard-R comedy ... for kids?

    A movie featuring a dismembered hand being stuffed into a character’s mouth might signal a tone of ridiculous violence early on, rather than start with relatively sitcom-y domestic troubles. Coffee & Kareem is an exception. In Netflix’s new buddy comedy, the team-up of a white cop and an African American boy seesaws between that of […]

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  • Marvel Comics to put a third of its issues on pause due to coronavirus

    Marvel Comics to put a third of its issues on pause due to coronavirus

    At the end of a week with no new Marvel Comics releases at all, sources have confirmed to Polygon that Marvel Comics plans to put a chunk of its publishing line on hold in the months of May and June, due to disruptions in the company’s distribution chain caused by the coronavirus pandemic. With comic […]

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  • No Online E3 2020 Digital Event, ESA Failed to Pull it Together

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    E3 2020 has been canceled… again. Reports indicate that despite trying to organize some kind of online event in the wake of the physical show’s cancellation, a digital E3 2020 has failed to materialize for the ESA. The news comes from Mike Futter of the Virtual Economy Podcast who says that four independent sources have […]

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  • Cheats, Secrets, Unlockable Modes and Weapons – Resident Evil 3 Wiki Guide

    Cheats, Secrets, Unlockable Modes and Weapons - Resident Evil 3 Wiki Guide

    Challenge Name Challenge Description Points Earned Reward So Long, RC Complete all challenges 0 Mystery Model First Escape Escape from Jill’s apartment building 80 Concept Art: Jill’s Room Somebody to Lean On Escape from uptown Raccoon City. 100 Concept Art: Bar Jack Nemesis Down? Defeat nemesis on the rooftop. 120 Concept Art: Stage 1 Nemesis […]

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  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered Review

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered Review

    If you put Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered in front of someone who’d never seen it and told them it was a new game that came out in 2020, they’d probably believe you, no problem. That’s how good a job the team at Beenox has done on the technical side of this […]

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  • Stop Trying to Turn Resident Evil Into an Action Game

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    Resident Evil 2 was the first game to ever leave me with a true sense of fear and terror. The creeping quiet of the Raccoon City Police Department building is something that still fills me with a sense of foreboding, even decades after the fact. And it isn’t even due to the game’s numerous jump-scares, […]

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  • New The Last of Us Part 2 Screenshots Follow its Indefinite Delay

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    The Last of Us Part II will be coming out… well, we don’t know when. Sony and Naughty Dog announced an indefinite delay of the game yesterday (along with Iron Man VR), alluding to logistical issues with distribution due to the coronavirus outbreak. With the botched and chaotic launch of Final Fantasy VII Remake—releasing early […]

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  • IGN Announces ‘Summer of Gaming’ Event in June

    IGN Announces 'Summer of Gaming' Event in June

    IGN is proud to announce our new Summer of Gaming event, a global, digital event set to take place this June to bring you the latest news and impressions around upcoming games and the next generation of console hardware.IGN will be collaborating with a number of partners for the Summer of Gaming, including 2K, Square […]

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  • This Week on Xbox: April 3, 2020

    This Week on Xbox: April 3, 2020

    We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you […]

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  • New PlayStation Games for April 7, 2020 – PlayStation.Blog

    New PlayStation Games for April 7, 2020 – PlayStation.Blog

    I mean, I feel like I don’t even need to write an intro for this one. Final Fantasy VII Remake launches Friday. Enjoy The Drop. AFL Evolution 2 PS4 — Digital (Out Apr. 9) The Evolution Continues. A true reflection of the modern AFL game. Pursue your goals with greater depth, improved draft, free agency […]

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