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  • Unsighted: Should you turn on Explorer Mode?

    Unsighted: Should you turn on Explorer Mode?

    You may have heard about Unsighted, a Zelda-inspired adventure game with a very particular hook: Each NPC you meet has a ticking clock above their heads, and if enough in-game time passes, they’ll go “unsighted” and vanish from the world. That weapon vendor who sold you your first sword? Gone. That friendly giant whale who […]

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  • PlayStation Game Pass Rival Launching Next Spring

    PlayStation Game Pass Rival Launching Next Spring

    Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier has claimed in a new report that Sony’s rival to Xbox Game Pass is expected to launch in Spring 2022. Reports of Sony actively working on a Game Pass rival first cropped up earlier this year, when former God of War creator David Jaffe claimed that he had heard about the company’s […]

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  • Inside the Surprise Chrono Cross-over Event That Has Fans Buzzing About a Remake

    Inside the Surprise Chrono Cross-over Event That Has Fans Buzzing About a Remake

    Following reports that beloved PlayStation RPG Chrono Cross might have a remaster in the works, another unrelated piece of official news is helping fuel the Chrono nostalgia even more. Chrono Cross is getting its first-ever crossover event by making an appearance in mobile JRPG Another Eden, beginning on December 9. Of all the games in […]

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  • If the Chrono Cross Remaster Is Real, Please Let it Look Like This

    If the Chrono Cross Remaster Is Real, Please Let it Look Like This

    We don’t know if the reported Chrono Cross Remake is real or not, but if it is, we sure hope it looks like the cinematic trailer for the Chrono Cross and Another Eden crossover event, Complex Dream. Set to the nostalgic opening theme Time Scar, the trailer shows off Serge, Kit, Harle, and Lynx alongside […]

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  • Latest Nintendo Switch eShop charts (4th December, 2021)

    Pokemon Brilliant Diamond

    The latest Nintendo Switch eShop charts have been published showing which games are proving to be most popular with consumers. This week’s charts show that it is still the new Pokemon games for the Nintendo Switch, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, which is ruling the roost. On the download only games charts there’s a […]

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  • Fights in Tight Spaces Review

    Fights in Tight Spaces Review

    If you both play action games and have seen the movie Kingsman: The Secret Service, it’s a scientific fact that you’ve fantasized about playing a game where you systematically dispatch gaggles of enemies in stylish fashion. Then again, the game in your head probably didn’t look like Fights in Tight Spaces. Yet despite its deck-building […]

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  • Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun – Aiko’s Choice Review

    Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - Aiko's Choice Review

    Aiko’s Choice is a punchy, compact standalone expansion for 2016’s exceptional tactical stealth adventure Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, and that’s all I really needed it to be. Across three beefy, brilliant new levels and three smaller interludes, this side story returns us to Japan’s Edo period to sneak, slash, and stalk our way […]

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  • Halo Infinite getting more multiplayer playlists, like SWAT and Slayer

    Halo Infinite getting more multiplayer playlists, like SWAT and Slayer

    It’s been less than a month since the release of Halo Infinite’s multiplayer mode, but since then, developer 343 Industries has been taking community feedback into consideration as the team plans future changes to the game. That includes a shake-up of Halo Infinite’s multiplayer playlists. On Twitter, 343 community manager John Junyszek illuminated plans for […]

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  • Get Ready for the Alien Invasion. Timothy vs the Aliens Lands on Xbox One

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    Timothy vs the Aliens is an open-world action platformer where a tough and proud gangster named Timothy will lead the resistance against an invasion of terrifying aliens that have come to devour everything they will find on their way. The game is set in a black and white world that contrasts with the colourful aliens, […]

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  • Halo Infinite to Add Three More PvP Modes Before the End of the Year

    Halo Infinite to Add Three More PvP Modes Before the End of the Year

    343 Industries is planning to release more playlists and PvP modes for Halo Infinite by the end of this year. These modes include Fiesta, Tactical Slayer (SWAT), and Free-For-All. However, they won’t arrive in time for Halo Infinite’s official campaign launch date of December 8. 343 community director John Junyszek announced the developer’s plans on […]

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  • Netflix’s Power of the Dog, Spencer, and 10 new movies you can watch now

    Netflix’s Power of the Dog, Spencer, and 10 new movies you can watch now

    This weekend sees the release of Benedetta, the historical erotic drama from acclaimed Dutch auteur Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall, Robocop). But if a biographical drama about a lesbian nun in a 17th-century Italian covent doesn’t quite move the needle for you, there’s still plenty of new and exciting releases to watch on VOD and streaming […]

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  • Benedetta movie review: A ride through horny church and sexy jail

    Benedetta movie review: A ride through horny church and sexy jail

    Paul Verhoeven, you horny motherfucker, you’ve done it again. Few filmmakers have made a name for themselves violently confronting the nigh-puritanical state of modern cinema the way Verhoeven has. His signature style is all about doing the most when it comes to depicitions of sex and violence, marrying gratuitous aesthetics to uncommon thoughtfulness. That approach […]

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  • Quake remaster just received a big update and a new Horde Mode

    Quake remaster just received a big update and a new Horde Mode

    Bethesda Softworks, the publisher behind the Quake remaster didn’t have to release new content; they could have just ordered enhanced visuals and called it a day. But no, Bethesda and MachineGames, the developer behind the updated Quake, delivered a surprisingly large update for the game on Thursday, including a brand-spanking-new Horde Mode (along with some […]

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  • This Arcane character could make a surprise reappearance in season 2

    This Arcane character could make a surprise reappearance in season 2

    The first act of Arcane is a heartbreaking tragedy, but it’s necessary to set up the rest of the series. While the events set in motion by the first three episodes are largely resolved and tied up by the end of the first season, longtime League of Legends fans think that some elements might come […]

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  • Netflix’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre cast, Leatherface, weird plot, revealed

    Netflix’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre cast, Leatherface, weird plot, revealed

    A sequel-ish, reboot-like continuation of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is coming to Netflix on Feb. 18, 2022. The new movie, which differentiates from Tobe Hopper’s 1974 original by dropping that film’s “The” and connecting the “Chainsaw” is meant to be a direct sequel of that original, while not entirely dropping the continuity of the […]

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  • Solar Ash and The Pathless are defining a new kind of open-world game

    Solar Ash and The Pathless are defining a new kind of open-world game

    Blame the job or my memory, but I tend to take notes when I play games. And as I played Heart Machine and Annapurna Interactive’s Solar Ash over the past few days, those notes devolved into a list of ways the game resembles another Annapurna game: The Pathless. Both are open-world games on a budget, […]

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  • Wolf review: George MacKay unleashes the beast in a movie about our feral sides

    Wolf review: George MacKay unleashes the beast in a movie about our feral sides

    In films like Marrowbone and 1917, George MacKay has steadily amassed a career built on solid physicality and the menace, fragility, braggadocio, and scorn he can summon from within it. In the dizzying drama Wolf, it’s impossible to look away from him. The carnality, sensuality, and spontaneity he brought forward in the underseen True History […]

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  • Apex Legends Director Chad Grenier Is Departing Respawn

    Apex Legends Director Chad Grenier Is Departing Respawn

    Apex Legends director Chad Grenier is departing Respawn, the studio he helped form in 2010. He will be replaced by Steve Ferreira, who joined the Apex Legends team as a lead in 2019. “It’s an emotional day for me. After years of making great games with some of the best in the biz, I’m saying […]

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  • A 10-year-old girl’s quest for kills in Halo 2 on Xbox Live

    A 10-year-old girl’s quest for kills in Halo 2 on Xbox Live

    After seeing my older brother had left an idle shooter game on the TV, in our basement, I made the obvious choice: I decided it was the perfect opportunity to be cool like him and delve into the world of online multiplayer games. I was 10 years old, still in elementary school, and ready to […]

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  • Game Scoop! 653: Let Go of Your Backlog

    Game Scoop! 653: Let Go of Your Backlog

    Welcome back to IGN Game Scoop!, the ONLY video game podcast! This week your Omega Cops — Daemon Hatfield, Tina Amini, Sam Claiborn, and Justin Davis — are discussing backlog management, Christmas gaming memories, flipping through the December 2003 issue of Nintendo Power, and more. And, of course, they play Video Game 20 Questions. Watch […]

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  • Crazy Athletics Is Available Now for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC

    Video For Crazy Athletics Is Available Now for Xbox Series X

    Summary 4 Running Sports Games 2 Swimming Sports Games Javelin Shot Put Long Jump High Jump Brace yourselves for the craziest, adrenaline-pumping summer sports game of all time. Crazy Athletics launches on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One & PC today. Haven’t been in touch with your friends? It’s time to dial in their numbers and […]

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  • The Game Awards 2021: How to watch, new trailers, start time, and more

    The Game Awards 2021: How to watch, new trailers, start time, and more

    Christmas in July? How about E3 in December? That’s what The Game Awards have become under Geoff Keighley since the host of Spike TV’s former year-end roundup started his own production in 2014. Fans, insiders, and industry luminaries alike now look to a Thursday in December with the kind of anticipation usually found at a […]

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  • A Farewell From Editor-in-Chief Chandler Wood

    Editor's Letter Chandler Wood goodbye

    After more than nine years, and about half that time leading the site, I am stepping away from PlayStation LifeStyle. It’s not because I don’t love it here—on the contrary, leaving is tough; a bittersweet move to make after such a long time. In fact, where I’m going was only made possible by the experience […]

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  • Avatar actor Janet Varney talks Legend of Korra in new Blu-ray clip

    Avatar actor Janet Varney talks Legend of Korra in new Blu-ray clip

    The Avatar series is more sprawling and accessible than ever. When Avatar: The Last Airbender ran on Nickelodeon in the mid-2000s, it played out episode to episode, season to season, and in a vacuum of social media commentary. The Legend of Korra premiered when Airbender was a legitimate young-adult phenomenon, yet challenged every preconceived notion […]

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  • Take Control of Spectacular Motorsport when Grid Legends Launches February 25

    Grid Legends

    Summary Pre-order the new action motorsport title for February 25. More details revealed on new modes and ways to race. Prepare for thrilling, edge-of-your-seat action around every corner. Calling all racing thrill-seekers! We’ve got a pretty special date for you to circle on your calendar… We’re so excited to announce that Grid Legends launches on […]

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  • Secret Invasion: Marvel’s cast, plot, Disney Plus release are coming in

    Secret Invasion: Marvel’s cast, plot, Disney Plus release are coming in

    Secret Invasion might be slated to premiere on Disney Plus in the (unknown) future, but it’s starting to feel more like a full-blown Avengers movie in terms of its scope and size. But if it’s anything like the event in Marvel’s comics, the scale makes sense. With casting news flooding in, plot trickling out as […]

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  • Exhilarating Space Shooter Chorus is Available Now for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

    Video For Exhilarating Space Shooter Chorus is Available Now for Xbox One and Xbox Series X

    If you’re looking for an exciting fast-paced space shooter, look no further: Chorus has finally arrived. Evolving the spirt of the classic space shooter, Chorus is set in a brand new, mysterious sci-fi universe created by developer Deep Silver Fishlabs. You play as Nara, once the Circle’s deadliest warriors, now their most wanted fugitive. Our […]

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  • PlayStation Is Reportedly Working on an Xbox Game Pass Competitor

    PlayStation Is Reportedly Working on an Xbox Game Pass Competitor

    Sony is working on a competing Xbox Game Pass service for PlayStation according to a new report. Bloomberg says sources familiar with Sony’s plans shared details of a new service code named “Spartacus” where PlayStation owners can pay a monthly fee for access to a library of modern and classic games. This is the same […]

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  • Destiny 2 Xur location and items, Dec. 3-7

    Destiny 2 Xur location and items, Dec. 3-7

    The weekly Exotic item merchant, Xur, hangs out in random locations around the world of Destiny. In Destiny 2, he can appear all over the map, as well as inside the Tower. This week, you can find Xur in the Tower, standing on the back stairs in the Hangar. Image: Bungie via Polygon Xur’s inventory […]

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  • Josef Fares Game It Takes Two Is Hit With Claim from Take-Two Interactive

    Josef Fares Game It Takes Two Is Hit With Claim from Take-Two Interactive

    Grand Theft Auto parent company Take-Two Interactive has hit Hazelight Studio’s game, It Takes Two, with a trademark claim. Records indicate that Hazelight has seemingly been forced to abandon ownership of the game’s name. In a statement to Eurogamer, a Hazelight spokesperson told the outlet that the studio cannot comment on ongoing disputes, but hopes […]

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  • Resistance Annihilation Line Gameplay Trailer Released

    Terminator: Resistance Annihilation Line Gameplay

    Reef Entertainment has released a new gameplay trailer for the upcoming Terminator: Resistance Annihilation Line DLC. The new trailer showcases a few hectic firefights through a war-torn city, with the player facing off against Skynet bots of all shapes and sizes. The Annihilation Line DLC will release for PS5 and PC on December 10, 2021. Revealed […]

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  • Share of the Week: Glowing – PlayStation.Blog

    Share of the Week: Glowing – PlayStation.Blog

    Last week, we asked you to capture some glowing creations and share them using #PSshare and #PSBlog. From the setting sun, to vivid particle effects, to lunar light, here are this week’s highlights: @mett981 takes aim in Kena: Bridge of Spirits @mellydarkeyes gives Selene a well-earned moment to relax in Returnal @kimchitraveler catches Star-Lord looking […]

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  • ID@Xbox Winter Game Fest Demo Event Coming December 7 to an Xbox Near You

    ID@Xbox Winter Game Fest Demo Event Coming December 7 to an Xbox Near You

    We’re excited to present to you the [email protected] Winter Game Fest Demo event, once again as part of Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards. We’re thrilled about how much fans really enjoy being able to dig their hands into these demos, so here’s another opportunity to discover lots of new games coming soon to Xbox. Starting […]

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  • Enter the Apocalyptic Fantasy World of Grim Dawn

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    When I played my first Action RPG 20 years ago, I never imagined this ubiquitous mouse and keyboard experience would someday be translated to a controller and that I’d be playing our own game, Grim Dawn, on a television screen from the comfort of a couch. It’s such a natural fit, too, that it’s a […]

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  • When is the Fortnite Chapter 2 ‘The End’ live event?

    When is the Fortnite Chapter 2 'The End' live event?

    The clock is running down on Fortnite’s Chapter 2 with ‘The End’ live event beginning this weekend. Fortnite’s Chapter 2 live event starts at Saturday 4 December at 4PM EST – that’s 1PM PT and 9PM GMT for the rest of us – but read on for the kick off in every region and a […]

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  • Root on Switch review: the hit board game is excellent on-the-go

    Root on Switch review: the hit board game is excellent on-the-go

    Root: A Game of Woodland Might and Right is a brilliant board game. Published in 2018 by Leder Games, it presents a cute and cheerful vision of a woodland realm and its inhabitants. The setting could rightly be compared to the comic series Mouse Guard or Brian Jacques’ Redwall novels. But Root is a lie. […]

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  • Over Half of The Game Awards 2021 Will Be New Game Announcements

    The Game Awards 2021 Announcements

    In a behind-the-scenes podcast, Geoff Keighley reveals that over half of The Game Awards 2021 will be dedicated to new game announcements. Additionally, there will be some announcements of games scheduled to release 3 to 4 years in the future. Keighley also reveals that some of the announcements were originally planned for last year’s TGA […]

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  • Get Challenge Swaps for Halo Infinite Multiplayer at Chipotle

    Halo Infinite Multiplayer

    Now through December 31, fans can earn Halo Infinite Challenge Swaps when they use the promo code HALO117 when ordering through the Chipotle App or online. Now, just like customizing a burrito bowl, players can customize their challenges in Halo Infinite. With every order placed, players will receive a code for 5 Challenge Swaps, allowing […]

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  • Breath of the Wild’s world is being remade in Animal Crossing

    Breath of the Wild’s world is being remade in Animal Crossing

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild boasts one of the most impressive open worlds of any Zelda or Nintendo game. From sprawling deserts filled with billowing sand dunes to grasslands speckled with lakes, its environments inspire those traversing its lands to keep exploring. Now, these beautiful environments are inspiring Animal Crossing: New Horizons […]

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  • The Santa skin is not coming to Battlefield 2042, says DICE

    The Santa skin is not coming to Battlefield 2042, says DICE

    Battlefield 2024 developer DICE has said the Father Winter skin for Specialist Boris will not be coming to the game. Many players were either scratching their heads over the addition or were downright upset about the possibility of a Santa-esque skin for Boris. Some probably didn’t care either way, and some probably thought it was […]

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  • Peacemaker HBO Max trailer gives John Cena jokes, guns, and a bald eagle

    Peacemaker HBO Max trailer gives John Cena jokes, guns, and a bald eagle

    Peacemaker is no longer with the Suicide Squad, but that doesn’t mean his mission has changed much in the new trailer for his self-titled show for HBO Max. This time, Peacemaker, once again played by John Cena, teams up with a different cast of misfits to kill targets in the name of the United States […]

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  • The Ascent PS5 and PS5 Versions Rated in Taiwan

    the ascent ps5

    It looks like Xbox console exclusive The Ascent is headed to the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, if a rating board entry is anything to go by. As spotted by Gematsu, Taiwan’s rating board recently listed the action shooter role-playing game for Sony’s consoles, just two months after developer Neon Giant told PlayStation players to keep […]

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