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  • Xbox Series X: Embrace the Full Power of the Console with Games Optimized for Xbox Series X

    Xbox Series X: Embrace the Full Power of the Console with Games Optimized for Xbox Series X

    Here at Xbox, we’re building the future of gaming by putting players first, ensuring that you are at the center and in control of your gaming experience. Whether you’re exploring an expansive library of Xbox Game Pass titles with more than 10 million of your fellow gamers or taking your gaming on the go with Project xCloud, it’s clear that the future of gaming is brighter than ever.   Nowhere […]

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  • Tales of Arise Delayed, No New Release Date Announced

    Tales of Arise Delayed, No New Release Date Announced

    Tales of Arise, the next entry in the beloved “Tales of” series, has been delayed from its 2020 release window due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Tales of Arise producer Yusuke Tomizawa wrote a letter explaining the tough decision, saying that “while COVID-19 has affected some aspects of development, we’ve done our best to adapt to the […]

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  • Twitch starts banning streamers over sexual abuse allegations

    Twitch starts banning streamers over sexual abuse allegations

    In response to an outpouring of sexual assault and abuse allegations involving talent and management firms, Twitch has started rolling out permanent bans, the company announced Wednesday night. “We’ve prioritized the most severe cases and will begin issuing permanent suspensions in line with our findings immediately,” Twitch said in a blog post, stating that it […]

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  • Sam Barlow New Game Teased With Cryptic Videos and Images

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    Yesterday was the fifth anniversary of Her Story’s release, Sam Barlow’s first major FMV project. To celebrate, the writer and director shared cryptic teasers for his new game. While it presently lacks an official title, barring a “Project A…” tease, Barlow’s new adventure is available to wishlist on Steam. As of writing, there is no […]

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  • Cyberpunk 2077 livestream: Watch Night City Wire here for new gameplay

    Cyberpunk 2077 livestream: Watch Night City Wire here for new gameplay

    CD Projekt Red will reveal new details about Cyberpunk 2077 during a livestream on Thursday. The event, called Night City Wire, will include a brand-new trailer for Cyberpunk 2077, as well as “fresh gameplay footage” and a developer discussion focused on the game feature known as Braindance. Cyberpunk 2077’s debut Night City Wire episode will […]

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  • Widespread allegations of harassment & abuse reported in gaming, comics

    Widespread allegations of harassment & abuse reported in gaming, comics

    The wider entertainment industry is having a moment. Long after people who work in the film and television industries started naming and shaming carefully hidden abusers and bigots, those in the video game, tabletop, and comic book industries are opening up about abusers in their fields as well. Over the past several weeks, accusations have […]

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  • Maneater Game Update Incoming to Fix Various Progression Issues

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    Today, developer Tripwire Interactive has a Maneater update scheduled to go live across the PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox one platforms. The update in question targets a host of changes, quite a few of them related to progression issues. In addition to progression, the new patch will also address problems concerning save games, stability, and […]

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  • Free Play Days – Hitman 2 and Stardew Valley

    Free Play Days – Hitman 2 and Stardew Valley

    Don’t miss out on two great games this weekend with Free Play Days. Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play Hitman 2 and Stardew Valley from Thursday, June 25 at 12:01 a.m. PDT until Sunday, June 28 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. You can find and install the games here on Xbox.com. […]

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  • Ashraf Ismail Assassins Creed Valhalla Exit Comes on the Heels of Infidelity Allegations

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    Ashraf Ismail, Creative Director of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, is stepping away from the project. Such a decision came following public accusations of infidelity. According to said allegations, Ismail took advantage of several women, engaging in relationships with them while hiding his marital status. Ismail, who also served as the creative lead on Black Flag and […]

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  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons update adding swimming, Pascal, and more

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons update adding swimming, Pascal, and more

    Nintendo will release a series of updates for Animal Crossing: New Horizons this summer that will add new (and returning) features, including the ability to go swimming and diving on your island, the company announced Thursday. Divers will be able to catch new sea creatures, and your swims out to sea will let you encounter […]

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  • The Secrets to Success in the CrossfireX Open Beta

    The Secrets to Success in the CrossfireX Open Beta

    At E3 2019 we announced that Crossfire, one of the most played FPS games in Asia for over a decade, would come exclusively to console for the first time in 2020 as CrossfireX, only on Xbox One. Since then fans have been asking us when they would get their opportunity to play – that time […]

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  • Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online Organizers Confirm September Dates

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    In May, Tokyo Game Show organizers announced the cancellation of the annual show’s on-site event, which would’ve ran from September 24th to September 27th. While not much could be divulged at the time, a digital event was revealed to take place in the physical show’s stead. Now more details have surfaced about what this year’s […]

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  • Nintendo Downloads – June 25, 2020

    Nintendo Downloads - June 25, 2020

    Believe women. The headliner I’m watching for this week is Collar X Malice, the latest Aksys-published romance game, the long-awaited localization of Mr. Driller: Drill Land, and a new adventure game from the writer of the Danganronpa series called Death Comes True. There’s also Episode I Racer, which I suppose I should be interested in, […]

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  • Pokemon Unite Reveal Becomes The Pokemon Company’s Most Disliked Video on YouTube

    Pokemon Unite Reveal Becomes The Pokemon Company's Most Disliked Video on YouTube

    Yesterday’s Pokemon Unite presentation has quickly become The Pokemon Company’s most disliked video on YouTube, ever.Yesterday’s Pokemon Presents broadcast has accrued over 170,000 dislikes in under 24 hours (as noted by Nintendo Life), a strong response from fans after the hotly anticipated reveal turned out to be a MOBA-like where you play as teams of […]

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  • Dirt 5 Launches October 9 for Xbox One

    Dirt 5 Launches October 9 for Xbox One

    Mark your calendars, race fans. The team here at Codemasters are delighted to announce that Dirt 5 launches October 9 on Xbox One! Since the reveal of Dirt 5 during May’s Inside Xbox show, it’s been amazing to see the Xbox community’s reaction to the return of the amplified, wilder side of the Dirt franchise, […]

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  • Marvel’s Avengers War Table Stream: Co-Op, Customization, MODOK

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    Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics held the Marvel’s Avengers War Table (pre-recorded) live stream today, a nearly 30-minute look at various elements of the game launching this September. The biggest ask from the stream was more gameplay outside of the A-Day demos we’ve seen so much of, and they were happy to provide. It also […]

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  • How to Watch CD Projekt Red's Night City Live

    How to Watch CD Projekt Red's Night City Live

    In early May, CD Projekt Red announced an E3-style broadcast dubbed Night City Wire. As we draw closer to the event, anticipation for what we’ll see and hear about Cyberpunk 2077 builds. We know quite a bit about Cyberpunk 2077 from the bits of information we’ve acquired from announcements like the E3 2019’s Xbox briefing […]

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  • How CD Projekt Red Designed Meaningful Player Choices in The Witcher 3

    How CD Projekt Red Designed Meaningful Player Choices in The Witcher 3

    This article is part of a new initiative on IGN where we spend a whole month exploring topics we find interesting in the world of video games. June is Icons Month, where we’re profiling iconic video game industry figures, characters, series, and themes. Since the release of 2007’s The Witcher, the development team at CD […]

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  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons bugs and fish leaving in June

    Animal Crossing: New Horizons bugs and fish leaving in June

    June is ending, and with it, a bunch of fish and insects will become unavailable until later this year or even next year in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. To help make sure you grab what you can before they disappear, we’ve put together a list of things to hunt down and fill out the the […]

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  • PS5 details: games, price, release date, backward compatibility, and more

    PS5 details: games, price, release date, backward compatibility, and more

    The next generation of consoles is right on the horizon, and both Microsoft and Sony have revealed quite a few facts about their new machines. Sony gave us our first proper glimpse of the PlayStation 5 at a June event called “The Future of Gaming,” where it showed off the system’s strange but striking design, […]

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  • Xbox Series X details: games, price, release date, and more

    Xbox Series X details: games, price, release date, and more

    The next generation of consoles is right on the horizon, and both Microsoft and Sony have revealed quite a few facts about their new machines. Microsoft debuted the Xbox Series X under the codename “Project Scarlett” at E3 2019, and gave us a first look at the console’s design in December. With anticipated exclusives like […]

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  • Justifying the Ways of Naughty Dog to Entitled Gamers

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    The ongoing drama surrounding The Last of Us Part II is overly dramatic at best, foolish at worst. A quick look through many a Twitter thread, online comment section, and the like will show that so-called fans are angry. So angry, in fact, that there’s an online petition for a storyline “remake.” They’re angry at […]

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  • Halo Infinite teaser suggests The Banished enemies

    Halo Infinite teaser suggests The Banished enemies

    Halo Infinite is on the way. Microsoft and 343 Industries are set to debut the game at a presentation sometime in July, but they’re already teasing us with a few new details. In a brief trailer released Wednesday, the developers even gave fans their first hint at who the antagonists of the latest Halo entry […]

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  • Torchlight 3’s Railmaster class has to be seen to be believed

    Torchlight 3’s Railmaster class has to be seen to be believed

    Torchlight 3 dropped into early access toward the middle of June, and was met with a middling reaction from the community. After playing only an hour or so myself, I was already a bit bored by the long-awaited third entry to the action RPG series. But I also couldn’t stop playing, all thanks to one […]

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  • Planet Coaster Comes to Xbox This Holiday Season

    Planet Coaster Comes to Xbox This Holiday Season

    Summary Planet Coaster: Console Edition releases on Xbox this holiday season Planet Coaster: Console Edition lets you build a flourishing park from the comfort of your sofa Unleash your imagination using simple yet powerful creation tools Hello, coaster fans! I’m Gary Richards, game director at Frontier, and I’m excited to announce Planet Coaster: Console Edition […]

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  • Best gaming deals: Cyberpunk 2077, Samsung QLED TVs, Switch controllers

    Best gaming deals: Cyberpunk 2077, Samsung QLED TVs, Switch controllers

    E3 may have been cancelled this year, but video game publishers are still moving forward with virtual presentations and announcements. CD Projekt Red is one such studio, with an event tied to its upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 set to air on Thursday. Ahead of the “Night City Wire” stream, CD Projekt announced a new pre-order deal […]

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  • Biomutant's Special Editions Are Still Available for Preorder

    Biomutant's Special Editions Are Still Available for Preorder

    Biomutant is set to release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC sometime this year. It’s an open-world action RPG set in a colorful post-apocalyptic world. You play as a well-rounded warrior creature, whose mutations enable powers like telekinesis and levitation. As you play, you can re-code your genes in ways that affect how you look […]

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  • Shadow Arena Reveals New Character, Lahn – IGN Expo

    Shadow Arena Reveals New Character, Lahn - IGN Expo

    Shadow Arena, the free to play, hero-based battle royale, has announced a new character, Lahn.Revealed exclusively at today’s IGN Expo event, Lahn is a mid-range fighter who uses the Crescent Pendulum as a main weapon and a Noble Sword as a sub-weapon. Lahn will be available from July 2. You can check out a trailer […]

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  • Overcooked 2: Sun’s Out Buns Out DLC Revealed – IGN Expo

    Overcooked 2: Sun's Out Buns Out DLC Revealed - IGN Expo

    Overcooked 2 is getting a new, free DLC pack titled Sun’s Out Buns Out on July 5 for Steam, and ‘shortly afterwards’ for consoles.Revealed exclusively at today’s IGN Expo event, the DLC will include two new canine chefs, summer-themed recipes, five new levels, and a parade theme that features kitchens atop moving floats, floating kitchens, […]

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  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla creative director steps down amid allegations

    Assassin’s Creed Valhalla creative director steps down amid allegations

    Assassin’s Creed Valhalla creative director Ashraf Ismail has stepped down from his role at Ubisoft following allegations of an extramarital affair and sexual misconduct with fans. “I am stepping down from my beloved project to properly deal with the personal issues in my life,” Ismail announced in a tweet. “The lives of my family and […]

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  • Marvel’s Avengers War Table livestream roundup

    Marvel’s Avengers War Table livestream roundup

    Crystal Dynamics offered a new look at Marvel’s Avengers, the upcoming single-player and cooperative action-adventure game, on Wednesday during its War Table livestream. Here’s what we learned. MODOK is the big bad We’ve seen a few Marvel villains, like the Abomination and Taskmaster, in gameplay snippets from Marvel’s Avengers. Players will also battle hundreds of […]

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  • Blizzard Announces WoW Livestream Will Now Air on July 8

    Blizzard Announces WoW Livestream Will Now Air on July 8

    Blizzard’s World of Warcraft: Shadowlands livestream will now air on July 8 at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. BST. Blizzard previously postponed the stream from June 9, stating, “More important voices than ours need to be heard, and now is the time to listen.” The livestream will include new information on […]

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  • Mid-Year Deals promotion comes to PlayStation Store – PlayStation.Blog

    Mid-Year Deals promotion comes to PlayStation Store – PlayStation.Blog

    Admittedly we’re *checks watch* 7 days away from the start of July so it’s not technically the middle of 2020 just yet. But what’s a week between friends? Especially if it means we can kick off the Mid-Year Deals promotion now rather than later. That means from today you can enjoy titles like DayZ, Need […]

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  • Marvel’s Avengers: Developers Share Backstories for Ms. Marvel and MODOK

    Marvel's Avengers: Developers Share Backstories for Ms. Marvel and MODOK

    Crystal Dynamic’s Avengers game may be about Earth’s Mightiest Heroes but will star Avengers fangirl Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel. Opposing her is the organization AIM and MODOK. IGN spoke with Crystal Dynamics to find out why these two characters were chosen as the hero and villain for this particular Avengers story.Avengers creative director and […]

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  • Marvel’s Avengers: New Details on Customizing Your Hero’s Moves

    Marvel's Avengers: New Details on Customizing Your Hero's Moves

    Crystal Dynamics showed off more of Marvel’s Avengers today during its War Table livestream, and IGN was able to speak with the developers in an interview where we learned some additional details. Including a deeper dive into the hero customization that lets players tailor recognizable heroes like Iron Man and Hulk to their unique playstyles.Avengers […]

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  • Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla Director Steps Down After Impropriety Allegations

    Assassin's Creed: Valhalla Director Steps Down After Impropriety Allegations

    Ashraf Ismail, creative director at Ubisoft has announced that he is stepping down from his role on Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla following allegations of engaging in extramarital affairs.In a statement published on Twitter Ismail announced, “I am stepping down from my beloved project to properly deal with the personal issues in my life. The lives of […]

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  • Expanding Prison Management Gameplay with Prison Architect: Island Bound

    Expanding Prison Management Gameplay with Prison Architect: Island Bound

    Hello Architects! I want to give players a little insight into the next expansion to Prison Architect on Xbox One – Island Bound! Island Bound evolves Prison Architect gameplay by introducing helicopters, boats, additional emergency services and island prisons. This expansion is all about unlocking the next level of ingenuity and design in our player’s […]

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  • Fortnite Christopher Nolan Movie Screenings are Slated for This Friday

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    Epic Games previously announced plans to host a movie night-style event for Christopher Nolan films in Fortnite. Said event is now slated to take place this Friday, June 26th in select countries around the globe. Three Nolan works in particular will be aired–Batman Begins, The Prestige, and Inception. Not every participating country will have access […]

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  • ‘Twitch blackout’ sees streamers protesting against company inaction

    ‘Twitch blackout’ sees streamers protesting against company inaction

    A number of Twitch streamers have ceased their broadcasts for 24 hours in protest of inaction on the part of the company following multiple allegations of sexual assault against community members. People in the video game industry began posting allegations of “gender-based discrimination, harassment and sexual assault since Friday,” according to the New York Times. […]

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  • Sam Barlow, creator of Telling Lies and Her Story, teases mystery game

    Sam Barlow, creator of Telling Lies and Her Story, teases mystery game

    Sam Barlow, the creator of Her Story and Telling Lies, has teased a new game on Twitter. But figuring out what the experience is about may be a mystery game in itself. On Wednesday, Barlow tweeted celebrating the five year anniversary of Her Story, as well as mentioning that fans could Wishlist his newest game […]

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  • Xbox Insider Release Notes – Alpha (2007.200623-0000)

    Xbox Insider Release Notes - Alpha (2007.200623-0000)

    Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Alpha ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a quality and stable build for Xbox One. We continue to post these release notes, even when the noticeable changes to […]

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