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  • Infinity Ward Redoubles Effort to Ban Racist Names From Call of Duty

    Infinity Ward Redoubles Effort to Ban Racist Names From Call of Duty

    Infinity Ward has announced it will be adding additional resources to ban racist names from its Call of Duty games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.In a tweet published on its official social media account, Infinity Ward announced additional counter-measures to ensure users with racist and hate-oriented names are banned from its servers and games. […]

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  • Best gaming deals: PS4 games, refurb 4K TVs, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

    Best gaming deals: PS4 games, refurb 4K TVs, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

    PlayStation’s annual Days of Play sale kicked off on Wednesday, offering discounts on a bunch of games in Sony’s back catalogue, as well as its PlayStation Plus online subscription service, and its Gold and Platinum headsets. Those deals are available at Amazon and other major retailers, or directly from Sony. This week also saw a […]

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  • Project Cars 3 Announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

    Project Cars 3 Announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

    Developer Slightly Mad is back in the driver’s seat after surprise announcing Project Cars 3, the next game in its popular racing simulator series. Project Cars became popular with racing aficionados thanks to the high level of detail in the first two Project Cars game.However, with the new sim, Slightly Mad is working to expand […]

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  • Fortnite season 3 delayed again, new release date announced

    Fortnite season 3 delayed again, new release date announced

    Epic Games announced on Wednesday that Fortnite Chapter 2 season 3 has been delayed once again. The season is scheduled to start on June 17, for now. This is season 3’s third delay. It was first delayed back in April, then it was delayed for another week on May 28. Fortnite also had an event […]

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  • Project CARS 3 Release Date Slated for Summer 2020

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    Slightly Mad Studios’ popular racing franchise Project CARS will soon return for a third entry. Publisher Bandai Namco will release Project CARS 3 on an unspecified date this summer for the PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. Alongside news of the upcoming new installment, Bandai Namco unleashed the following announcement trailer:  When the franchise […]

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  • If There’s a Game Gear Micro, Then Where’s the Vita Micro?

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    If we’ve learned anything about the gaming industry in the last few years it’s that people absolutely love tiny versions of things they bought decades prior. Um… Except for the PlayStation Classic which doesn’t count for the purposes of this flimsy argument. That point notwithstanding, it’s hard to deny the proliferation of tiny, classic consoles […]

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  • PlayStation Days of Play Sale Begins Today, a Way to Play for Days

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    Are you ready? For a day? A day of play? Sure you are. Everyone loves a massive sale and the PlayStation Days of Play sale that starts today is not only expansive but pretty decent if I do say so myself. Running from June 3-17, these days of play are happening everywhere from the PSN […]

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  • Older Pokémon games work differently on 9/11 and other tragic dates

    Older Pokémon games work differently on 9/11 and other tragic dates

    2020 has been the year of big Pokémon source code leaks, and the latest classic pair added to the list are none other than the fourth generation of games, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. And according to fans who have perused the code, the 2006 pocket monster games pay special attention to what day it is. […]

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  • Grow Loot In Upcoming Path of Exile Harvest Expansion

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    The Path of Exile: Harvest expansion is coming later this month, adding a bunch of new features and content to the free-to-play dungeon looter. If you’re like me then you occasionally go through periods of absolutely needing to play a dungeon-crawling loot game. Every few months I just start to crave one, and whether we’re […]

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  • New Lovecraft Country trailer from Jordan Peele feels terrifyingly relevant

    New Lovecraft Country trailer from Jordan Peele feels terrifyingly relevant

    Lovecraft Country, the new supernatural horror series set to debut on HBO in August, couldn’t feel more relevant moment. While a first look at the series, based on the book by written by Matt Ruff and produced by Misha Green, Jordan Peele, and J.J. Abrams, leaned into the supernatural strangeness of the series, a new […]

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  • Pokémon Go Throwback Challenge 2020 event and Special Research guide

    Pokémon Go Throwback Challenge 2020 event and Special Research guide

    Pokémon Go’s final part of the Throwback Challenge is taking place from June 3 to June 8, bringing lots of Galarian Pokémon with it. Pokémon from the Unova region will be spawning more often, alongside Galarian Stunfisk. Galarian form Pokémon will also be hatching from seven kilometer eggs throughout the event, along with their original […]

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  • Destiny 2 Year 4 Fall Expansion Teased, Full Reveal on June 9th

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    Grab your winter jackets, things are about to get cold. Bungie is teasing the Destiny 2 fall expansion, with a full reveal set for June 9th, the day this year’s final season kicks off. It looks like we’re heading to the moon of Europa, an icy heavenly body said to house the Deep Stone Crypt […]

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  • Paradox Interactive to sign collective bargaining agreement with 200 union members

    Paradox Interactive to sign collective bargaining agreement with 200 union members

    Video game publisher and developer Paradox Interactive is expected to sign a collective bargaining agreement with two Swedish labor unions, the company announced Wednesday. The agreement, which will give employees influence over pay, benefits, and workplace culture, is expected to be finalized “within the quarter,” according to a news release. Paradox Development Studio programmer and […]

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  • John Boyega is doing what Star Wars couldn’t: saying Black Lives Matter

    John Boyega is doing what Star Wars couldn’t: saying Black Lives Matter

    In 1977, two years after the Vietnam War and a decade’s worth of protests, Star Wars was a clear comment on violent resistance. But George Lucas’ perspective didn’t see Blacks as prominent revolutionaries, even as voices like Malcolm X and Kathleen Cleaver, the wife of leading Black Panther member Eldridge Cleaver, shaped the rebellion. Instead, […]

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  • Xbox Insider Release Notes –Alpha Ring (2006.200601-2000)

    Xbox Insider Release Notes –Alpha Ring (2006.200601-2000)

    Hey Alpha ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2006 Xbox One system update (build: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200619041.3025.200601-2000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200619041.3025.200601-2000 Available: 2 p.m. PT […]

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  • Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring (2007.200601-2000)

    Xbox Insider Release Notes - Alpha Skip-Ahead Ring (2007.200601-2000)

    Hey Alpha Skip-Ahead ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2007 Xbox One system update (build: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200719041.3319.200601-2000). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200719041.3319.200601-2000 Available: 2 p.m. […]

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  • The Coma 2 Vicious Sisters PS4 and Switch Date Set for This Month

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    Developer Devespresso Games’ The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters is available on Steam and was meant to hit consoles this past May. Evidently, those plans were changed, but the Korean survival horror title will make its way to other platforms very soon. Headup Games will release the horror sequel later this month on June 19th for the […]

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  • Destiny 2 Year 4 reveal coming June 9

    Destiny 2 Year 4 reveal coming June 9

    Bungie tweeted a new teaser from Destiny’s Twitter account, featuring The Drifter and officially announcing the reveal date of Destiny 2’s next expansion as June 9 at noon EDT. This event is only an hour before Bungie will release Destiny 2’s unannounced season 11. It’s currently unclear if Bungie will announce the expansion in its […]

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  • Konami Sets Up Western Third-Party Game Publishing Division

    Konami Sets Up Western Third-Party Game Publishing Division

    Konami, the company behind such games as Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill, has announced it has launched a new third-party publishing unit in the West and that its first game, Skelattack, is available now.Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, Konami’s senior brand and business development manager Richard Jones discussed how this new initiative will focus on external […]

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  • PlayStation’s Days of Play sale games and accessories

    PlayStation’s Days of Play sale games and accessories

    PlayStation’s annual Days of Play sale is back with deals on everything from new games, to PS4 classics, to controllers and headsets. The sale even includes a few deals on PlayStation Plus subscriptions as well as PlayStation Now. The Days of Play sale’s game selection is pretty impressive with up to 50% off on certain […]

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  • Sony Unleashes Extended Version of The Last of Us Part 2 TV Spot

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    Recently, Sony launched a cinematic TV spot for The Last of Us Part II. Today, the company unleashed a much longer version of the commercial. The extended commercial runs just under 90 seconds in length, roughly a full minute longer than its shorter counterpart. As is the case with many a cinematic trailer, the footage […]

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  • Xbox Doubles Down on Compatibility, Sony Backs Off

    Xbox Doubles Down on Compatibility, Sony Backs Off

    Spawn on Me host Kahlief Adams guest-hosts this week with Ryan, Miranda, and Destin as the Xbox crew discusses Xbox’s and Sony’s differing approaches to compatibility, EA’s newly renewed exclusivity agreement with the NFL for Madden, the future of the now-canceled BlizzCon, and more! Subscribe on any of your favorite podcast feeds, or grab an MP3 […]

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  • Total War Saga: Troy Will Be Free on Epic Games Store at Launch

    Total War Saga: Troy Will Be Free on Epic Games Store at Launch

    A Total War Saga: Troy will be free on the Epic Games Store when it first launches later this year.Sega announced that its upcoming strategy game, A Total War Saga: Troy, will launch on August 13 exclusively on the Epic Games Store, where it will be free of charge for 24 hours. Anyone who claims […]

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  • The virtual museums I can still visit this summer

    The virtual museums I can still visit this summer

    At the end of February, right before the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything about American society, my girlfriend and I went to the RISD Museum in Providence, Rhode Island. We spent a languid afternoon stumbling upon gems like this chair that blew people’s minds in 1959, or this collection of painted prints inspired by Indo-Persian illuminated […]

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  • Pay what you want for this Cities: Skylines bundle

    Pay what you want for this Cities: Skylines bundle

    The latest offering from Humble Bundle is the fantastic city-building game, Cities: Skylines. As with most Humble Bundles, the Cities: Skylines deal lets you name your own price for the game, with some of the money from each purchase going towards charity. Cities: Skylines was released in 2015, where it quickly developed a large following. […]

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  • Studio Ghibli’s new movie will air on Japanese TV this winter

    Studio Ghibli’s new movie will air on Japanese TV this winter

    Though Hayao Miyazaki’s new movie, How Do You Live?, is still a few years away from completion, another new Studio Ghibli movie will air on NHK, Japan’s biggest TV station, this winter. Aya and the Witch, an adaptation of Diana Wynne Jones’ children’s book Earwig and the Witch, focuses on an orphan girl whose life […]

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  • Konami-Published Action Platformer Skelattack Out Now

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    Publisher Konami somewhat stealth released a new action platformer from developer Ukuza. The title in question is Skelattack, which launched digitally yesterday on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, and Xbox One for $19.99. See the game in action in the launch trailer linked below: Skelattack’s unique adventure takes place in Ukuza’s carefully […]

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  • Sega announces Game Gear Micro release date, price, games and specs

    Sega announces Game Gear Micro release date, price, games and specs

    Sega is reviving its 1990 handheld, the Game Gear, as a mini retro-console for the company’s 60th anniversary. The Sega Game Gear Micro will be released in Japan this October, and it may be the strangest retro device yet: The system comes in four different colors, and each colorway comes with four Game Gear games […]

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  • IGN Summer of Gaming Event Postponed to June 8th

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    IGN had plans to host its Summer of Gaming event from June 4th through June 24th. Due to the civil unrest spanning across America, the publication has chosen to postpone the celebratory programming. IGN’s Summer of Gaming is now set to kick off next week on Monday, June 8th. As of writing, an updated schedule […]

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  • PlayStation 3 is a Time Capsule of Nostalgia and Dead Games

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    There’s been a lot going on in the world over the past week. None of which I feel particularly able to pontificate on given that I’m a white, middle-class male. In a time when the United States is literally on fire almost every night, I’ve found that my time is best focused on self-care and […]

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  • New Footage of Cancelled Avengers Game Emerges

    New Footage of Cancelled Avengers Game Emerges

    Ten minutes of new footage from the cancelled first-person Avengers game has been uploaded to the internet, captured from an early build that was secured by a video game preservation community. I can’t say this was something I expected to see this week, early and broken or not. #avengersassemble pic.twitter.com/IrjMEYJ3nT — Andrew Borman (@Borman18) June […]

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  • Sega Announces Palm-Sized Game Gear Micro Console

    Sega Announces Palm-Sized Game Gear Micro Console

    A set of palm-sized Game Gear Micro consoles have been revealed as part of SEGA’s 60th anniversary celebrations.The Game Gear Micro is currently only available to preorder in Japan and will launch on October 6th. At time of writing, there has been no news of a Western release for the device. The console has a […]

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  • Cyberpunk News Showcase Delayed to June 25

    Cyberpunk News Showcase Delayed to June 25

    The Cyberpunk 2077 news broadcast, Night City Wire has been delayed to June 25. Originally scheduled for June 11, developer CD Projekt Red explained that the move was due to the current protests and outcry following the death of George Floyd. “More important discussions are happening right now”, reads the statement, “and we want them […]

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  • Watch Michael B. Jordan’s racism drama Just Mercy for free through June

    Watch Michael B. Jordan’s racism drama Just Mercy for free through June

    Moviegoers generally missed out on the race-themed legal drama Just Mercy, which slipped unheralded into four theaters on Christmas Day in 2019 before opening wide in early January. The film, starring Black Panther’s Michael B. Jordan and Django Unchained’s Jamie Foxx, was designed as a prestige picture, a serious awards contender meant to qualify for […]

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  • Days of Play comes to PlayStation Store – PlayStation.Blog

    Days of Play comes to PlayStation Store

    Days of Play comes to PlayStation Store, bringing you awesome deals on a broad selection of blockbuster PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR titles!  As well as deep discounts on celebrated games, there are also savings to be had on PS Plus and PS Now, with a huge 30% off their 12 month subscription plans.  Below […]

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  • Path of Exile: Harvest reveal

    Path of Exile: Harvest reveal

    On Tuesday, Grinding Gear Games revealed Path of Exile’s summer expansion: Harvest. Harvest offers players a chance to create their own gardens, and build a complex network of irrigation machines inside the Sacred Grove. But being an action RPG, the plant seeds come alive when players go to harvest. Path of Exile: Harvest will launch […]

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  • PlayStation Store Update Worldwide – June 2, 2020

    PlayStation Store Update Worldwide – June 2, 2020

    Each week Sony brings PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable owners new content, add-ons, games and more. PlayStation LifeStyle catalogs the PlayStation Store updates for the major regions across the globe. Check back every Tuesday to keep up to date with each week’s PlayStation Store Update. North American Update June’s PlayStation Plus […]

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  • How to watch Marvel movies in chronological order: a complete breakdown

    How to watch Marvel movies in chronological order: a complete breakdown

    There are plenty of places online that will tell you how to watch all the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, chronologically or otherwise. But what if you wanted more? What if you wanted to watch every scene in the MCU in chronological order? Escape From Vault Disney podcast host Tony Goldmark has the answer […]

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  • Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire Delayed, ‘More Important Discussions’

    Cyberpunk 2077 night city Wire delayed

    Developer CD Projekt RED is moving the Cyberpunk 2077 Night City Wire broadcast to June 25th. The company cites the recent shift in worldwide focus to the protests taking place in America (and elsewhere) regarding the police custody murder of George Floyd and police brutality against Black people. “More important discussions are happening right now and […]

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  • HBO Max June 2020: The new movies, shows, and originals to watch now

    HBO Max June 2020: The new movies, shows, and originals to watch now

    The brand-new streaming service HBO Max launched at the end of May, bringing a wealth of new movies and TV shows to viewers’ fingertips. The beginning of a new month means even more offerings are on their way. In June, HBO Max will boast even more movies, as well as some original programming, notably a […]

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  • How to support Black Lives Matter and protests against police brutality

    How to support Black Lives Matter and protests against police brutality

    Over the past week, people have come together all over the world to protest the deaths of George Floyd, who was killed by white police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on his neck until and after Floyd became unresponsive; Breonna Taylor, who was killed by police in her own home; and Ahmaud Arbery, who was gunned […]

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  • Dishonored 2, Metro Exodus Headline PlayStation Now June 2020 Games

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    A Japanese PlayStation Blog post made the rounds earlier this morning, hinting at this month’s PlayStation Now lineup. The reveal as far as North America is concerned was partially correct. Dishonored 2 and Metro Exodus will indeed headline this month’s new additions. NASCAR Heat 4 is coming to the streaming service as well. Sony shared the […]

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  • Watch: New YouTube video donates to Black Lives Matter funds for no cost

    Watch: New YouTube video donates to Black Lives Matter funds for no cost

    For those who want to support the Black Lives Matter movement but are unable to donate time or money, YouTubers are creating monetized videos specifically for the cause. YouTuber Zoe Amira uploaded the first of these, an hour-long video highlighting music, poetry, and art from black artists, with 100% of the ad revenue going directly […]

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  • Xbox Insider Release Notes –Beta, Delta and Omega Ring (2006.200529-2110)

    Xbox Insider Release Notes –Beta, Delta and Omega Ring (2006.200529-2110)

    Hey Beta, Delta and Omega ring users! Today’s Xbox Insider Release Notes highlight the latest fixes, known issues, and features coming to your console. Starting at 2 p.m. PT today, users will receive the latest 2006 Xbox One system update (build: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200619041.3011.200529-2110). Keep reading for more details. System Update Details: OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_200619041.3011.200529-2110 Available: […]

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