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Review: Crysis Remastered Is One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Maximum meh.

In 2007 the original Crysis was released for the PC. The big question on everyone's mind at the time, and even through to today, is "can your PC run Crysis?" Usually, the answer was "yes, but…" because even the beefiest of computer hardware had trouble maxing out the graphical options that Crysis brought to the table at the time.

Fast-forward to 2020 and the answer gets a bit more muddled. See, the original Crysis was very dependent on...

Microsoft Acquires ZeniMax for $7.5 Billion

It's official.

Microsoft has confirmed that they are in the process of acquiring ZeniMax Media for a cool $7.5 billion (USD) in cash. ZeniMax is the parent company of studios like Bethesda, creator of The Elder Scrolls, as well as id Software, the developer behind DOOM.

This acquisition is reportedly the "biggest video game purchase ever" for Microsoft.

At present, Bethesda has two games that are slated to arrive in 2021. Those include Deathloop...

PlayStation 5 Starting at $400, Launches Starting November 12

$400 for digital-only, $500 for the full system.

The next-gen is now fully in gear. With Microsoft announcing the price and release date of their Xbox Series X, the only piece of the puzzle that remained was what Sony would do with the PlayStation 5. Today, the company announced that the Digital Edition will retail for $399.99 (USD) while the "regular" version with a disc drive will retail for $499.99.

Both consoles are expected to launch in select countries...

EA Kills Off Origin

Origin to be replaced by more generic naming convention.

First, EA ditched their EA Access and Origin Access branding in favor of EA Play. This happened almost exactly one month ago in August 2020. Now, EA is ready to ditch their Origin desktop client with something a little more generic.

EA is changing the name of their Origin client to "EA Desktop." EA is calling their new app a "next-generation PC gaming platform."

This renaming will...

Xbox Series X Officially Launches on November 10 for $499

Next-gen begins on November 10.

Microsoft has kicked down the doors of the next-gen waiting room and come out swinging. Yesterday, they revealed that the Xbox Series S would be released on November 10 for a price of just $299 (USD). Today, Microsoft reveals that the more powerful Xbox Series X will also launch on November 10 for a very affordable $499 (USD).

Pre-orders for both consoles will begin on September 22.

In addition to this, Microsoft announces that...
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  • PlayStation 5 is Only Backwards Compatible with PlayStation 4

    PlayStation 5 is Only Backwards Compatible with PlayStation 4

    A sad day for those hoping for full backwards compatibility.

    According to a new support page from Ubisoft, it appears that PlayStation, PS2, and PS3 games will not be backwards compatible on the PlayStation 5. This support page was put up to help users address the transition from this current-gen to next-gen platforms.

    They put it up in very clear terms. ...
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  • Three New Aircraft Coming to Ace Combat 7 in the Fall

    Three New Aircraft Coming to Ace Combat 7 in the Fall

    Take to the skies in some hot new rides.

    This Fall, three new aircraft will be added to Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. This is being done as part of the 25th Anniversary celebration of the Ace Combat franchise. These aircraft do not have a solid release date just yet outside of "Fall" for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the PC version available on Steam.

    These aircraft include the ASF-X Shinden II, XFA-27, and the CFA-44 Nosferatu. These planes should actually...
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  • Trends in Online Gambling that are All Set to Change the Industry

    The vibrant casino industry has always attracted enough eyeballs from the gambling fanatics. There has been a series of developments in the domain that has scaled the industry significantly.

    One of the most important areas that have seen massive growth is online gambling. Every year, there are several trends that keep deluging this space and raises revenue.

    The contribution of gambling to the economy is such that it has been legalized in several countries. In fact, the...
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  • The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon Gameplay Video

    The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon Gameplay Video

    More Gamescom goodness for you.

    A new gameplay video for The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon made its debut at Gamescom this past weekend. This expansion to the base game aims to add in a ton of new content for players to enjoy. This includes a new narrative experience, new sidequests, new weapons, new locations, and new enemies to do battle with. It's an expansion, you know what to expect from these by now!

    The Outer World: Peril on Gorgon will take players to the Gorgon...
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  • Review: The First Legal Online Casino and Sportsbook in the USA: BetMGM

    BetMGM was the first online casino and sportsbook to offer legal online gambling within the USA. This meant that it had a head start over the competition. However, the initial offering was a bit lackluster and put some players off. Since the launch it has had time to improve what it offers and now has a much better service for players. We’ve taken a quick look at what it offers to players in order to help you to decide if BetMGM is the right site for you to play at. We will cover every...
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  • More PC Ports in Sony's Future

    More PC Ports in Sony's Future

    Expect more first-party Sony titles to show up on PC.

    The Sony Corporate Report 2020 states that the company wants to bring even more first-party titles to the PC platform in the future. This is obviously in addition to other former PlayStation 4 exclusives that have made their way to the PC, including Horizon Zero Dawn. You could also include Death Stranding into the mix if you really want, but that one was a third party title from the very start. It just so happened to be exclusive...
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  • Apple Terminates Epic Games Developer Account

    Apple Terminates Epic Games Developer Account

    This is not a termination of accounts related to Unreal Engine devs.

    Today, Apple followed through with part of their threat that they would terminate Epic Games' developer account. This is not the same as their threat to terminate the accounts of all Unreal Engine developers. That specific case was shot down in court earlier this week. However, that ruling still left the door open for Apple to terminate the account specifically related to Epic Games, the one used by Fortnite.
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  • Willem Dafoe Narrates a New Trailer for 'Interactive Thriller' Twelve Minutes

    Also stars James McAvoy and Daisy Ridley.

    A new trailer for Twelve Minutes comes to us from Annapurna Interactive. Described by the studio as "an interactive thriller about a man trapped in a time loop," most of the game takes place within a single apartment. The new trailer is narrated by Willem Dafoe. The game also includes the voice talents of James McAvoy and Daisy Ridley.

    The game takes place from a top-down perspective of a small apartment. You will have...
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  • Alaloth - Champions of The Four Kingdoms Gamescom Gameplay Showcase

    Alaloth - Champions of The Four Kingdoms Gamescom Gameplay Showcase

    A new look at this upcoming ARPG straight from All in! Games.

    Thanks to Gamescom, we have a fresh look at Alaloth - Champions of The Four Kingdoms from All in! Games. In addition to this new look at the game, the team says that they are now aiming to have Alaloth available on all platforms, including Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, as a simultaneous release. Unfortunately, due to the little thing called a GLOBAL PANDEMIC, the overall release window has shifted to 2021. These platforms...
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  • Mafia: Definitive Edition - 17 Minutes of Gameplay

    Mafia: Definitive Edition - 17 Minutes of Gameplay

    New gameplay footage and screenshots.

    Not much to really say today but we have plenty to show for Mafia: Definitive Edition. Specifically, we have over 17 minutes of gameplay to show off along with a handful of fresh screenshots. Let's just get right into it.

    Mafia: Definitive Edition will be released on September 25 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It's included as part of the Mafia: Trilogy or can be purchased separately. ...
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  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning FIrst Gameplay Trailer

    Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning FIrst Gameplay Trailer

    A blast from the recent past is coming back.

    It's been about eight years since the release of the original Kingdoms of Amalur, which is apparently just enough time for a remastered release to come out. That seems to be the case for Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning, a remaster of the original game that is slated to be released on September 8, 2020 for the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

    This release, much like the original, offers a ton of player choice, and character...
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