When I nail an MV-38 Condor transport hovering in the lens flare-filled sky with my rocket launcher, Battlefield 2042 is awesome. When my squad bursts onto the climate-torn scene in a massive tank, ramming through debris and blowing up abandoned office buildings, it's a thrill to return to DICE's militarized…
It's not always easy to predict which shows will instantly become appointment television. A dark fantasy series based on a half-completed run of novels? Yup! A profane but sardonically humorous soap inspired partially by Rupert Murdoch? Okay, sure! How about an animated prequel for a multiplayer game with more than …
In 2006, quadriplegic video game tester and streamer Randy Fitzgerald helped create "NOM4D," a button layout for Call of Duty designed for disabled players. At the time, he says, he was told he'd be credited by name in the game, but that didn't happen. All CoD titles since then have omitted his name too, but kept the…
In my mind, The Legend of Tianding is a perfect gaming experience. Not because it can do everything, or that it allows the player to do anything. It's perfect because it accomplishes all of its aesthetic and storytelling goals without overstaying its welcome. Despite offering only six story-driven chapters, its gritty…
Today during Microsoft's 20th anniversary Xbox event, the company announced that 76 new games are being added to the Xbox backwards compatibility library, including the entire Max Payne franchise, F.E.A.R series, multiple Star Wars games, and more. Xbox also announced that some of these classics will support FPS boost…
Let's get this out of the way: Given all the ~everything~, simply releasing a game in 2021 is nothing short of a miracle. Every single one deserves a round of applause. But some, let's face it, are better than others. As summer wraps, we thought it'd be fun to shine a light on the games that have excited us, moved us,…
Among the scores of monsters and traps designed to kill Elden Ring players, an inconspicuous hole in the tutorial area proved to be the deadliest aspect of the game's preview build.
When Kaitlyn "Amouranth" Siragusa isn't getting banned from Twitch for things like wearing a horse mask and suggestively slurping a microphone, she's pulling huge viewership numbers month after month. Not only was she Twitch's leading female streamer for October, she accrued almost as many view hours as the next two…
The item polishing mechanic introduced in the excellent Happy Home Paradise DLC for Animal Crossing: New Horizons starts off harmlessly enough, giving players a way to add a bit of sparkle to their home furnishings. But when all of the new features' options are unlocked, including the ability to use custom patterns…
You might want to dust off your fake sneeze. Halo Infinite's multiplayer component, which was initially slated for a December 8 release, is available today. Microsoft announced the news during Xbox's 20th anniversary stream. And yes, it's still a separate free-to-play mode. I'm, uh, suddenly not feeling so hot, boss.
The next major update for American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2 is coming in fast - so fast, in fact, that it's already here in beta form. The 1.43 open beta is now available in both truck games, giving you a chance to test out the new features while they're still a little bit buggy. Here's what to expect.
Both games are getting ownable dumpers. (Or 'dump trailers', as every trucker I've ever known has called them.) In ATS, you'll have access to end dumpers, live floor dumpers, and side dumpers, and the latter will be available in B-double, turnpike, and single configurations. In ETS2, you'll be able to choose between aluminium and steel bodies, short or long lengths, and two or three axles.
You'll also see - or rather, hear - an interior cabin sound update in both games, which should bring us more realistic sound simulation when driving in first person. An update to fonts will also make sure all the onscreen text looks sharp at every resolution.Euro Truck Simulator 2 system requirements, Best VR games, How to set up your Oculus Rift
Fortnite v18.40 launches soon, if you can believe it - and if the forced catchphrase didn't tip you off, this is the one that finally brings Naruto to the game. Shonen Jump's most beloved ninja has been rumoured for Fortnite for what feels like ages, and that launch is finally about to happen. Here's what you can expect from the launch of the new update.
Fortnite v18.40 downtime begins on Tuesday, November 19 at 1am PST / 4am EST / 9am GMT. Matchmaking will be disabled 30 minutes ahead of those times. (Epic's initial tweet suggesting an 8am UTC launch was incorrect.) Downtime usually lasts for an hour or two, and once servers are back up, you'll be able to see the new content, including Naruto. A YouTube premiere on the collab is set to launch at the same time.
According to leakers, a Hidden Leaf Village creative hub will be coming alongside the Naruto cosmetics. The update also introduces some XP tweaks that might put an end to Creative mode XP farms.Fortnite V-Bucks, Fortnite Skins, Fortnite Creative Codes
Halo Infinite multiplayer is here after a surprise early launch - well, surprising if you weren't following the leaks, anyway. While today's launch is officially being called a 'beta', it's effectively the full, free-to-play multiplayer side of Infinite, and with free multiplayer games comes monetisation. So here's what you can expect to pay for.
Over in the item shop, the most expensive thing available right now is the Zvezda armour set, priced at 2,000 credits, or $20 USD. That includes the bleached bone armour coating (it makes your armour white), seven armour customisation items (helmet, helmet attachment, visor, left and right shoulder pads, chest plate, and knee pads) and the 'stay hydrated' stance.
The item shop, which resets weekly on Tuesdays at 10am PST / 1pm EST / 6pm GMT, also contains a $15 USD collection of vehicle cosmetics. (There's also a set of Halo Championship Series skins themed after groups like Cloud9 and Faze Clan, $10 USD apiece.) Daily items include a $10 USD helmet, and a $5 USD collection of emblems to put on armour, vehicles, and weapons. A $2 USD pack will get you two XP boosts and two challenge swaps. You can also spend $2 USD to immediately gain a battle pass level.Halo Infinite release date, Halo Infinite E3 2019, Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC
Within hours of its launch, Halo Infinite's free-to-play multiplayer component has rocketed into a slot on Steam's top ten most-played games, with more than 100,000 players logged in. The multiplayer game's numbers continue to rise, too.
Microsoft announced that the free multiplayer mode for Halo Infinite was live during the Xbox 20th anniversary stream earlier today, November 15. Within about an hour, Halo Infinite had crossed the 100,000 concurrent player threshold, but as of this writing that number just continues to go up. At 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. GMT, the game was still rising at 118,575 players on Steam.
That number, of course, doesn't account for however many players are logging in and playing through the Xbox app for Windows, which has had a pre-load option for Halo Infinite available for some time. Today's 'surprise' launch was hinted at ahead of time, too, with leaks appearing on the Microsoft Store and Google over the past weekend.Halo Infinite release date, Halo Infinite E3 2019, Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC
New World has been wildly popular since launch - the MMORPG is still the third-biggest game on Steam - and with that popularity has come a tidal wave of players looking to find the exploits in the game's systems. Those exploits have apparently not been difficult to find. After another duplication exploit started circulating over the weekend, the devs at Amazon have once again disabled the in-game economy.
"We are aware of a possible duplication exploit that has been circulating the forums and social media," the devs say on the official forums. "We are disabling all forms of wealth transfer between players (ie. sending currency, guild treasury, trading post, player to player trading) while we investigate. Any player that has engaged in the use of this exploit will be actioned against."
The exploit appears to allow players to duplicate furniture items, and the in-game market has been flooded with trophies since the issue began to make the rounds. As PC Gamer notes, there have been numerous posts about the issue on the official bug report forums, and the devs are still investigating.New World system requirements, New World beginner's guide, New World review
The rumours were true: Halo Infinite's free-to-play multiplayer mode is now available. Word of the competitive half of 343's latest Halo game getting an early release started circulating over the weekend, and as part of today's 20th anniversary Xbox stream, Microsoft confirmed the news.
Halo Infinite multiplayer lands today across Xbox One, Xbox Series S and X, and PC via Steam, as well as the Xbox app and Microsoft Store. It's technically a beta, but today's launch includes "Season 1 content including all maps, core modes, Academy features, and Battle Pass", according to the official site. Despite the 'beta' branding, everything you unlock here will carry over when the game officially launches - with the campaign - at the full Halo Infinite release date in December. Season 1 lasts until May 2022.
Today, November 15, marks the anniversary of the launch of both the original Xbox console and Halo: Combat Evolved back in 2001. It's been 20 years since Halo proved that FPS games could work on a console, and thus 20 years since we PC players had to start proving that mouse aim is still better. Infinite is the first game in the series to launch simultaneously across both PC and console, so the battle is much more straightforward this time around.Halo Infinite release date, Halo Infinite E3 2019, Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC
Age of Empires IV has been trucking on nicely since the RTS game released at the end of October, and the development team at Relic is already hard at work releasing patches and essential bug fixes while the community decides which of the new Age of Empires 4 civilizations they prefer.
Today's smaller patch focuses on some high profile bugs and "balance issues related to Mongol town centers". Specifically, Mongol town center capital, which like most other Mongol structures can be packed up and moved around, can no longer be placed in unexplored territory, and it must now be placed at least 20 tiles from an enemy player's town center.
The Age of Empires team says patch 7989 also includes some optimisations that will "drastically reduce performance drops when panning the camera across the map". If you're playing Age of Empires IV on Steam, you'll now also be able to link to your Xbox Live account. The team has also fixed an issue with disappearing unit health bars, which players reported would sometimes disappear even if they'd set them to remain visible.Age of Empires 4 release date, Age of Empires 4 review, The best RTS games on PC
Consdering we know that Firaxis is currently working on a turn-based tactics game called Marvel: Midnight Suns, it's the perfect time to talk about XCOM 3. Back in 1994, game designer Julian Gollop launched the legendary turn-based strategy game X-COM: UFO Defense. In case you've somehow missed it (seriously, what have you been doing!?) it's a unique and unforgiving strategy game that depicts a secret organisation fighting to stop an alien invasion.
It was pretty iconic and inspired Firaxis Games' Creative Director Jake Solomon to become a game designer in the first place. Many years later, he spearheaded the team that launched XCOM: Enemy Unknown, a spiritual remake of Gollop's UFO Defense.
The reboot achieved unprecedented heights in the turn-based strategy genre, marrying a tale of humanity and military heroism to the original's unforgiving gameplay where any of your elite soldiers can be killed in a mission, permanently removing them from the campaign. 70% of players failed their first campaign, but it didn't matter: XCOM's second coming was a hit. 2016 saw a sequel in the form of XCOM 2, but it required a couple of hefty DLC drops to really shine.
Outriders is getting a "colossal" free content update on November 16. Called New Horizon, the update will bring a reworked expedition loot reward system, brand-new expeditions to explore, and new customisation options for your characters.
The New Horizon update marks the first major post-launch content drop for Outriders, and a key feature is the rework to expeditions - the endgame missions available after you've wrapped the main campaign. Before the New Horizon update, players had to complete these expeditions as quickly as possible to get the best loot; however, this is no longer the case. The reworked expeditions do away with any time-based rewards, instead offering more rewards based on how long it should generally take to complete that expedition. There's still an option to turn on timers for expeditions for those who want the challenge, but this is just for bragging rights - you won't get any extra goodies for doing so.
The biggest effect of this change is that it'll take as long to complete a single long expedition as multiple runs of shorter expeditions to get the same loot. It should also give players the freedom to go into an expedition without pigeonholing themselves into a specific Outriders build designed to get through expeditions as quickly as possible. This update works in tandem with previous updates that increase legendary loot drop rates and the system that reduces the chance of picking up duplicates of legendary loot you already have.Outriders review, Outriders legendary weapons guide, Purchase Outriders
Where there's smoke, there's often fire - and there's a lot of smoke around a new Star Wars game said to be in development at Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human developer Quantic Dream. Rumours about the game have been circulating since September, and a new batch of discussion suggests that the game will be announced in December.
Putting some caveats before his report, industry insider Jeff Grubb says in his latest GrubbSnax podcast (paywalled): "You can go to Reddit, make a forum post about this if you want, but I'm going to say right now: I'm not certain. I think it is a Star Wars: High Republic game, and it's called Star Wars Eclipse. That's what I'm hearing."
Grubb says he expects an official announcement on the game "probably before the end of the year", and posits two potential venues for that reveal. One is Geoff Keighley's Game Awards on December 9. The other is an ongoing series of announcements of new Star Wars merchandise at StarWars.com. The site has teased a videogame-related announcement for December 14.
Picking the best gaming mouse is far more difficult than it used to be, with more gaming PC brands to choose from than ever before - and with advancements in low latency technology, even the best wireless gaming mouse is an option.
Nailing down exactly what you want can be tricky, as it's a delicate balance of finding the right mix of features and design. You have to juggle comfort, ergonomics, performance, reliability, specs, and, as always, aesthetics. Figure out which of these attributes are most important to you, and then take a dive into the comparisons below.
While it used to be as simple as buying Logitech or Razer, competition is hot with digital rodents from SteelSeries, Corsair, Roccat, and more in 2021. We've tested a wide variety of gaming mice and have narrowed down our favourites based on the genres of games, grip styles, and hand sizes they're most suited to, as well as the more affordable options for those of you that don't mind sacrificing a few features.Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
Activision have made a big deal of fighting cheaters with Call Of Duty: Vanguard, bragging about new anti-cheat tech Ricohet, and a new progress report on their anti-cheat efforts makes clear they really want wrong'uns gone. If you get banned for cheating, they'll ban you from the whole Call Of Duty series (well, as much as accounts allow). Eat it, nerks.
Square Enix had said that Outriders was successful enough for them to justify expanding upon it, and so they shall. During a stream today they announced a big free update is coming to People Can Fly's looter-shooter on Tuesday, with a full expansion to follow in 2022. This week's free additions will include new Expeditions and a transmogrification system so you can make your wizards look all fancy.
While Halo Infinite doesn't officially launch until December, surprise! The FPS's full multiplayer launched today into open beta, though it has all the maps and modes, it is the official start of the first season, and all progress will carry over, so basically it's out now, just might be a bit wonky. Hinfinite's multiplayer side is free-to-play so all are invited.
Third-party developers have shared new assets about upcoming scenery for Microsoft Flight Simulator and released a relevant new add-on.
Outriders developer, People Can Fly, provided more details on what the devs have planned for the game over the coming days and months, and fans of the third-person looter-shooter should be quite pleased. Tomorrow, fans will be able to download the New Horizons content update which will add a host of free content for all […]
Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has been out for a few months now, giving fans plenty of time to soak in their favorite moments from this action-packed adventure. And while there's definitely more than one awesome sequence in the movie that stands out, the fight scene that takes place on the […]
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The Xbox 20th anniversary stream ended not too long ago, and in it, it was announced that over 70 new games have been added to the backwards compatibility list for the Xbox Series X|S. These games come from both the original Xbox and Xbox 360 libraries, and they include fan favorites like the Max Payne […]
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Battlefield 2042 on PC There's a feeling while playing Battlefield 2042 that it's trying to become the series' version of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. As long as you don't miss the campaign, "everyone is here." OK, maybe not everyone or everything is here, but a lot of what fans have wanted over the years has […]
During Xbox's anniversary celebration, Xbox division head Phil Spencer gave a speech about the first 20 years of the brand and its future.
The 20th anniversary Xbox stream has just ended, and as a final surprise, the Halo Infinite multiplayer has been launched early. It's available for free on Xbox and PC, nearly a month earlier than its Dec. 8 launch date. This early launch is being called a beta, but the mode is still available to anyone […]
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Earlier today during the Xbox 20th anniversary event, Microsoft and Paramount revealed the brand new live-action television Halo series that is set to debut in 2022. While the snippet was brief, it did reveal our first look at Master Chief, including some sick scars, as well as the streaming timeframe mentioned above. A live-action movie […]
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Riot Games is making a big push to promote its animated series, Arcane, across its own franchises, such as Valorant, but it's also partnering with other publishers to bring crossover events to games outside of its own portfolio. That includes PUBG Mobile; announced today, the game is getting an Arcane-themed event in tandem with its […]
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Today, Xbox celebrated the 20th anniversary of its first console with a live stream celebration. And while the majority of the event was dedicated to the accomplishments and growth of the consoles throughout the year, a brand new six-part documentary called Power On: The Story of Xbox was also announced. According to the official description, […]
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Today, Ukrainian developer and publisher Frogwares released a brand new launch trailer for its sleuth-'em-up, Sherlock Holmes Chapter One, which comes to PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC tomorrow on Nov. 16. For those on PS4 and Xbox One, you'll be getting your own versions of the game at a later date. Go ahead and […]
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Sherlock Holmes Chapter One on PC When I first heard that Frogwares would be soft rebooting their Sherlock Holmes series, I was genuinely excited. While certainly not perfect, there was always a lot of potential in the investigative elements of their games that could have been excellent with a few slight tweaks. Unfortunately, the changes […]
Both games are scheduled to be released this Friday, November 19, 2021.
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They aren't over yet. Atlus is still releasing Shin Megami Tensei V demon videos in Japan. We only got a brief reprieve due to the game launching. But now, the SMT V trailers resumed with a look at Hydra. Who is a character that, if people have begun playing the game, has something of a notable role. Hydra is a character from Greek mythology. It's a nine-headed serpent that Heracles killed during one of his feats. In SMT V, the Hydra is weak against ice attacks, but is strong against fire attacks and can't be poisoned. It's known for having […]
Elden Ring seeks to shake up the Souls series formula with an expansive open world, but the combat feels like more of the same.
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The Target Black Friday 2021 ad is out now and goes over many of the PS4, PS5, Switch Xbox One, Xbox Series X sale games.
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance units and Ascended Laegjarn are about to join the cast of Fire Emblem Heroes this week.
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When the paid Scarlet Nexus Bond Enhancement Pack 1 DLC appears this week, people will get 10 new episodes to experience in-game.
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Plus, the Worldslayer expansion is coming in 2022 Today, Outriders developer People Can Fly announced a big update arriving on Nov. 16, or...
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See what's next for third-party games set in Runeterra Riot Games is hosting a showcase tomorrow, honing in on its...
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Vehicle Mode! Beast Mode! Vehicle Mode! Beast Mode! Vehicle Mode! The only thing I know about Transformers is that it's...
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Island in the Sun (or snow or rain) The arrival of Animal Crossing: New Horizons can be considered a perfect...
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Stick THAT under your table GungHo Online Interactive has announced that its super-colorful multiplayer title Ninjala will be getting an...
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Special in-game events will appear throughout the coming months Halo Infinite multiplayer is live today. And alongside the surprise drop, Season...
Beautiful Katamari, F.E.A.R., Dead or Alive Ultimate, Max Payne, NieR, Skate 2, Jedi Outcast, Otogi, and TimeSplitters 2, among many...
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Rise and shine, Spartans The full launch of Halo Infinite may still be a month away, but today we're getting a big...
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The live servicey looter conceit could wear thin As I played through the recent wave of the closed beta to...
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Take-Two's publishing label picks up the dev behind upcoming OlliOlli World Roll7 is now under a new banner. Private Division announced...
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This isn't the first phone ring holder reward The My Nintendo rewards section kind of went offline for a bit,...
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Are you playing the Halo Infinite multiplayer?
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Plenty of content coming to Outriders.
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It looks like Elder Scrolls VI is going to be exclusive after all.
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