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  • Riot Games’ biggest titles are coming to Xbox Game Pass

    Riot Games’ biggest titles are coming to Xbox Game Pass

    Riot Games has announced that, finally, its biggest titles will become available on Xbox Game Pass beginning December 12. Does this news sound familiar to you? Well, that’s probably because it is. Riot Games actually unveiled its partnership with Xbox Game Pass back in June, but only now are we finally seeing the games become […]

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  • Riot Games and Xbox Game Pass Benefits Coming Soon

    Riot Games and Xbox Game Pass Benefits Coming Soon

    You may remember the little nugget that we announced during the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase in June, that Riot’s biggest PC and mobile games will be available soon with Game Pass. I’m excited to share that soon is extra soon — all Game Pass members can access Riot’s biggest titles and unlock benefits starting […]

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  • Fall Guys x Gears of War Crossover Debuts Tonight on The Game Awards

    Fall Guys x Gears of War Crossover Debuts Tonight on The Game Awards

    The creators of Fall Guys have honored many of the most iconic video game characters by turning them into beloved beans. Tomorrow, Fall Guys welcomes another set of legends from the videogame pantheon into the Blunderdome. It’s time for Marcus Fenix and Gears of War franchise favorites Kait Diaz and General RAAM to proudly take […]

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  • Hasbro strongly refutes claims it is ‘destroying’ Magic: The Gathering

    Hasbro strongly refutes claims it is ‘destroying’ Magic: The Gathering

    In November, analysts at Bank of America issued a rare double downgrade of Hasbro stock, claiming that the gaming giant was “destroying the long-term value” of its Magic: The Gathering brand by overprinting cards. On Thursday, CEO Chris Cocks and Wizards of the Coast president Cynthia W. Williams pushed back hard against those claims. The […]

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  • You Can Still Get the Nintendo Switch Holliday Bundle Before Christmas

    You Can Still Get the Nintendo Switch Holliday Bundle Before Christmas

    One of the most popular gaming deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday was the Nintendo Switch console, bundled with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and 3 months of Switch Online membership, for $299.99. This deal was widely available through November and the first week of December. Alas, the inventory is starting to dry up and […]

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  • Netflix releases new three minute trailer for Sonic Prime

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    Netflix’s new animated Sonic the Hedgehog series, Sonic Prime, is set to make its debut on the streaming service on Thursday, 15th December. To whet Sonic fans appetites, the company has released a new three minute trailer chock-full of classic Sonic humour and some lovely animated visuals. Sonic Prime is a joint venture between SEGA […]

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  • Microsoft Activision Deal to Be Blocked by Federal Trade Commission

    Microsoft Activision Deal

    In a surprise, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will be seeking to block the Microsoft Activision deal. The regulating agency voted 3-1 to issue the administrative complaint, despite prior reports that at least two of the four-person panel had shown support of the merger. FTC cites Microsoft’s past with Bethesda in blocking merger The FTC […]

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  • Every craftable weapon in Destiny 2: Season of the Seraph

    Every craftable weapon in Destiny 2: Season of the Seraph

    Of all the great additions to Destiny 2’s “Season of the Seraph,” few are greater than the array of new craftable weapons. This season, the 19th for Bungie’s popular shared-world shooter, adds 16 such weapons. Six weapons are brand new to the game, while ten are returning favorites. Four IKELOS and six Deep Stone Crypt […]

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  • FTC Sues to Block Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Acquisition

    FTC Sues to Block Microsoft's Activision Blizzard Acquisition

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that it will seek to block Microsoft from acquiring Activision Blizzard. In a press release, the agency says that Xbox would “gain control of top video game franchises” and therefore “harm competition in high-performance gaming consoles and subscriptions services by denying or degrading rivals’ access to its popular […]

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  • Sonic Frontiers six hour soundtrack is available on Apple Music & Spotify

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    The Sonic Frontiers soundtrack, which by all accounts is rather good, is now available on music streaming services Apple Music and Spotify. The lengthy album is titled Sonic Frontiers: Stillness & Motion and consists of six discs worth of music totalling 6 hours and 36 minutes (according to Apple Music) SEGA has thankfully embraced music […]

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  • FTC sues Microsoft to block Activision Blizzard deal

    FTC sues Microsoft to block Activision Blizzard deal

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is suing Microsoft over its planned $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, saying that the deal “would enable Microsoft to suppress competitors to its Xbox gaming consoles and its rapidly growing subscription content and cloud-gaming business.” In a news release, the FTC said that Microsoft has a record of “acquiring […]

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  • Here’s How Long The Game Awards 2022 Will Be

    The Game Awards 2022 Runtime

    Geoff Keighley, host of the upcoming The Game Awards 2022, has revealed that the show tonight will have “a shorter runtime” at around 2.5 hours. Last year’s The Game Awards had a 30-minute pre-show (which this year’s show will still have) and then a main show that clocked in at around 3 hours. TGA 2022 […]

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  • The 14 best Stardew Valley mods to shake up your playthrough

    The 14 best Stardew Valley mods to shake up your playthrough

    Despite being released back in 2016, Stardew Valley is still going strong. But even the best-designed games can be tweaked to your liking using mods. New players might decide they prefer a recolored look, while those with hundreds of hours might be searching for an expanded experience. Either way, we’ve gathered some of the best […]

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  • The Backyard is Home to Over 15 Million Players

    The Backyard is Home to Over 15 Million Players

    The Grounded team and Obsidian Entertainment are very happy to announce that over 15 million players have entered the backyard. When Grounded hit its full release just a couple of months ago, the backyard was swarmed by players looking to see what life was like on a micro level. Whether you’ve been with us from […]

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  • Dragonflight’s messy family drama is like a great Succession episode

    Dragonflight’s messy family drama is like a great Succession episode

    World of Warcraft: Dragonflight revisits the Dragon Aspects, a set of powerful characters who have helped players through in-game scrapes and jams over the past 18 years. Each Aspect commands a Dragonflight, a group of dragons who each specialize in powerful magics. The Red, Black, Blue, Green, and Bronze Dragonflights each have their own internal […]

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  • Play Now: Jurassic World Evolution 2: Dominion Malta Expansion

    Play Now: Jurassic World Evolution 2: Dominion Malta Expansion

    Summary New DLC for Jurassic World Evolution 2 out now on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S Adds four Dominion-inspired prehistoric species Plus four stunning skins and variants for existing species “Jurassic World Dominion” roared onto cinema screens earlier this year, captivating audiences with incredible moments, gorgeous locations, and spectacular dinosaurs. That’s exactly what we’re […]

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  • Metal: Hellsinger Turns up the Heat in Latest Content Update

    Metal: Hellsinger Turns up the Heat in Latest Content Update

    Metal: Hellsinger is what you get when a metal album comes to life and goes on a rampage through hell. In the mortal realm, however, it may be better known as the rhythm FPS where you slay to the beat on an infernal journey to exact revenge upon the devil. Music beats at the very […]

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  • Near-Final Track List Released For Theatrhythm Final Bar Line – News

    Near-Final Track List Released For Theatrhythm Final Bar Line - News

    Answers? Check. Theme of Love? Check. Crazy Chocobo? …unfortunately, check. Square Enix has released the list of tracks that will be on the Final Bar Line, barring a few tracks for the special editions. As part of a “Thearthythm Thursday”, Square released the list of 385 tracks in the base game, as well as most […]

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  • The Game Awards 2022 takes place this evening, watch it here with us

    The Game Awards 2022 takes place this evening, watch it here with us

    The Game Awards 2022 takes place this evening, and you can watch it with us. The annual show promises game reveals, release dates, and updates on currently announced titles. But, the show is also about handing out awards, and this year the coveted Game of the Year Award features three big hitters going head-to-head, a […]

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  • Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader gives off strong, original Fallout vibes

    Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader gives off strong, original Fallout vibes

    Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader, the first classic-style computer role-playing game to be set in Games Workshop’s iconic science fiction universe, is out in the wild as of Wednesday. Developers at Owlcat Games (Pathfinder: Kingmaker) have provided rabid fans who already pre-ordered the game with an early alpha, and it has quite a lot of content […]

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  • The Game Awards 2022: How to watch the announcements, trailers & winners

    The Game Awards 2022: How to watch the announcements, trailers & winners

    The Game Awards 2022, the ninth edition of Geoff Keighley’s annual showcase of big games both new and coming soon, airs live on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. EST/4:30 p.m. PST. You can watch this year’s Game Awards right here, via YouTube. The show is also streaming live on Twitch, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, […]

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  • How to fix Love Actually for the inevitable reboot

    How to fix Love Actually for the inevitable reboot

    It’s December, which means the internet is abuzz with people discussing their favorite Christmas movies — and people are once again pointing out that Richard Curtis’ 2003 Christmas classic Love Actually is incredibly problematic. The thinkpieces and listicles about what’s wrong with it have already been done to death. Turns out, a lot of plot […]

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  • Free Play Days – Chivalry 2, Chorus, and Hell Let Loose

    Free Play Days – Chivalry 2, Chorus, and Hell Let Loose

    Battle in medieval times, distant worlds, or World War Two this weekend during Free Play Days. Chivalry 2, Chorus, and Hell Let Loose are available this weekend for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to play from Thursday, December 8 at 12:01 a.m. PT until Sunday, December 11 at 11:59 p.m. PT. […]

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  • Netflix’s Shadow and Bone season 2 begins in March

    Netflix’s Shadow and Bone season 2 begins in March

    The second season of Netflix’s Shadow and Bone will hit the streaming platform on March 16, 2023. Shadow and Bone is based on Leigh Bardugo’s bestselling young adult fantasy books, which span three series and are collectively known as the Grishaverse. Jessie Mei Li returns as Alina Starkov, an unassuming cartographer who discovers that she […]

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  • VG247’s Alternate Game Awards 2022

    VG247's Alternate Game Awards 2022

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year – not Christmas, but time for The Game Awards! Not those ones, though – the VG247 Alternate Game Awards. Which are better than the glitz and glamor of the real ceremony, so say we. Yeah, we vote on The Game Awards, but on these ones, we […]

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  • PS Store TGA 2022 Demo Festival and Sale Now Live

    PS Store The Game Awards 2022

    The PS Store has been updated with several The Game Awards 2022 promotions: a Demo Festival and a proper sale offering discounts on a large number of games. The sale focuses on many of the nominees for the event. At the time of this writing, the Demo Festival includes demos for You Suck at Parking and Bramble: […]

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  • Hearthstone’s new expansion celebrates World of Warcraft’s best boss

    Hearthstone’s new expansion celebrates World of Warcraft’s best boss

    World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Classic and Hearthstone are both revisiting one of the franchise’s most beloved villains: Arthas Menethil, the Lich King. Arthas first showed up in Warcraft 3 in 2002, and 20 years later, Blizzard is still telling and retelling the story of his rise, corruption, and fall. Arthas has […]

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  • Street Fighter 6 Release Date Seemingly Leaks Ahead of The Game Awards

    Street Fighter 6 Release Date Seemingly Leaks Ahead of The Game Awards

    The PlayStation Store appears to have leaked the release date for Street Fighter 6 after temporarily listing the game as a June 2 launch. As spotted by ResetEra user Neoxon and shared on Twitter (below) by industry insider Wario64, the alleged release date isn’t confirmed as of yet but does contribute to rumours that a […]

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  • Cheap PS5 Restock Deals (December 8): Cheapest Place to Buy PlayStation 5

    PS5 Console Deals December 8 2022

    There’s only 17 days until Christmas and many people are still struggling to get hold of the PlayStation 5 console in time. The best cheap PS5 prices come from Best Buy at the moment as they’ve restocked many of their console bundles, although Amazon still has bundles available by invite too. Here are all of […]

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  • US: Nintendo Download for 8th December, 2022

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    This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch DRAGON QUEST TREASURES – Erik and his sister Mia live on a Viking longship, dreaming of the day they can explore the world in search of grand treasure. One night they encounter a pair of otherworldly creatures, Porcus and Purrsula, and are whisked […]

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  • Japan: Pokemon Scarlet & Violet sell 310,235 copies this week

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    The latest Japanese boxed video game software and hardware charts have come through from Famitsu for the week of 27th November, 2022 to 4th December, 2022. The best-selling game this week continues to be the latest Pokemon adventures, Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, shifting an additional 310,235 physical copies in the land of the rising sun. […]

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  • The Game Awards: We Used Data to Predict the Winners

    The Game Awards: We Used Data to Predict the Winners

    The Game Awards 2022 are just one day away, and one of the big discussions every year surrounds which game will win the final award of the night: Game of the Year. This year, the nominees are A Plague Tale: Requiem, Elden Ring, God of War Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West, and Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Even […]

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  • Diablo 4 Battle Pass, Ultimate Edition, Pre-Order Bonuses Leaked

    Diablo 4 Battle Pass

    A Diablo 4 Battle Pass, Ultimate Edition, Deluxe Edition, and pre-order bonuses have all been leaked ahead of The Game Awards tonight. There will also be more open betas, and an early access period, about which we’re expecting to get more details during tonight’s show. Diablo 4 has a Battle Pass? The details of the […]

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  • Wonder Woman 3 canceled and Henry Cavill’s return as Superman in doubt

    Wonder Woman 3 canceled and Henry Cavill’s return as Superman in doubt

    Warner Bros. is not going ahead with a third Wonder Woman movie from director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot, according to a new report. Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that the project “is not moving forward and is considered dead in its current incarnation.” The move comes as director James Gunn and producer Peter […]

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  • Street Fighter 6 release date seemingly leaked ahead of The Game Awards reveal

    Street Fighter 6 release date seemingly leaked ahead of The Game Awards reveal

    The release date of the highly-anticipated Street Fighter 6 has been the subject of a lot of speculation, but it looks like we may finally be getting closer to an official announcement. The PlayStation Store has seemingly put up pre-order listings for the game ahead of time, revealing the three different editions that will be […]

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  • Marvel’s Avengers DLC Content Updates Ending in 2023 – Report

    Marvels Avengers DLC Content Updates Ending

    Marvel’s Avengers DLC and free content updates will apparently be ending in 2023 according to the latest rumors. Reports have emerged that the game’s engine has caused so many problems that planned content has been delayed or even canceled, while the controversy surrounding game lead designer Brian Waggoner has further compounded the game’s poor reputation. The […]

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  • Final Fantasy 16 Pre-order Bonuses, Digital Deluxe Edition Detailed

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    Final Fantasy 16 pre-order bonuses and digital deluxe edition are the latest announcements to leak from The Game Awards 2022. The leak, which comes via Insider Gaming’s Tom Henderson, also confirms the rumored release date of June 22nd, 2023. This news follows Forspoken demo and Street Fighter 6 release date leaks, both of which were […]

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  • Street Fighter 6 Release Date and Pre-order Editions Leaked

    street fighter 6 release date

    Sony Interactive Entertainment strikes again. This time, the company has leaked Street Fighter 6 release date and pre-order editions, which were presumably set for an announcement at The Game Awards 2022 tonight. Earlier today, SIE Japan ended up leaking Forspoken demo, also seemingly set for a reveal tonight. Yikes! Street Fighter 6 release date and […]

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  • Forspoken Demo Announcement Leaked by Sony

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    The existence of a Forspoken demo has been leaked by none other than Sony Interactive Entertainment itself. A tweet by SIE Japan, which has since been scrubbed, reveals that a new trailer will accompany the announcement. According to a translation of the tweet, the demo announcement trailer will go live tomorrow, December 9th, but considering Japan’s time […]

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  • New Nintendo Switch Online Salmon Run profile icons available

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    Nintendo Switch Online subscribers now have access to some new Splatoon 3 Salmon Run-themed user icons for their Nintendo Switch profiles. The second set is now available and will remain so until 15th December. Nintendo also released some new Nintendo 64-themed icons yesterday for the higher tier Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members. To […]

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  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe updated to version 2.2.0

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    By now, you have more than likely heard the news that the third wave of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass went live earlier today. The third wave adds the Rock Cup and the Moon Cup to the game, along with 8 more tracks. Well, the new DLC has also come with a […]

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  • The Xbox Game Price Increase Is Finally Happening – Unlocked 573

    The Xbox Game Price Increase Is Finally Happening – Unlocked 573

    This week the Unlocked crew discusses the Xbox game price change news and also the surprising agreement Xbox and Nintendo made to keep Call of Duty on Nintendo gaming platforms for the next 10 years. Plus, the crew shares a short wishlist for announcements and reveals at The Game Awards and reactions to Halo Infinite’s […]

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