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Bethesda Celebrates 25 Years of Elder Scrolls with a Morrowind Giveaway


Bethesda is celebrating 25 years of The Elder Scrolls today. On this day back in 1994, Bethesda released the first Elder Scrolls title called The Elder Scrolls: Arena for DOS. And while it's not that easy to play the original Elder Scrolls on modern machines, you should still be able to play The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.

It's probably a good thing that FOR TODAY ONLY (March 25, 2019), you can get a free copy of Morrowind to keep forever and ever for the life of the Bethesda.net Launcher. Here is how you can snag your free copy of Morrowind, plus some other freebies. Do...
 

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Announced, Pre-orders Available Now


After multiple weeks and a few months of teases, including a long running ARG surrounding a dating app called Tinder, we now have an official announcement of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2. Paradox Interactive made the big reveal just moments ago via a GDC party. The party was "supposed" to be for a new Tinder reveal but thanks to some unintentionally cheesy live-action role playing, it turned out to be a big reveal for Bloodlines 2.

This is a direct sequel to the previous title that came out back in 2004 on the very same day that Half-Life 2 was released....
 

Valve Finally Shows Off New Steam UI Overhaul

An update to the Steam user interface and library has been in the works at Valve for years now. Today, the company finally feels comfortable enough to show off their Steam UI overhaul and did just that during a presentation at GDC 2019. I'd like to first thank Game Informer and PC Gamer (and again) for a lot of the information and screenshots you'll see below.

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First up, let's talk about the changes coming to how your Library will look and function with this new update. The Friends list is now integrated into a column on the right side. No idea if this is an optional...
 

Nintendo Embraces Indie - Cuphead, Darkwood, a Dancing Zelda, and More Revealed Today for Switch


Are you ready for the invasion of the Indies on the Nintendo Switch? Earlier today, a new Nindies Showcase for Spring 2019 outlined a good number of independent developed titles that are coming soon to the portable console otherwise known as the Switch.

Some of the highlights in today's announcement include Cuphead from Studio MDHR. This one will be out on April 18. In addition, Cadence of Hyrule - Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring the Legend of Zelda was also announced today. This rhythm-action title takes its catchy tunes to Hyrule and features playable Link and Princess...
 

The Outer Worlds, Remedy's Control, Detroit: Become Human, and More Announced as Epic Games Store Timed Exclusives


As part of today's GDC presentation, Epic Games announced a number of timed exclusives that are coming first to the Epic Games Store. Among these games are The Outer Worlds, Control from Remedy Entertainment, and even some PlayStation 4 exclusives like Detroit: Become Human from Quantic Dream.

Some of these titles, such as The Outer Worlds, will also appear on the Microsoft Store for Windows 10. I guess this just lends more confirmation that Epic is less about purchasing exclusives and more about simply paying companies to keep their games off of Steam. Consumers should not...
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  • Crackdown 3 on PC Locked to 30FPS in Co-op

    Crackdown 3 on PC Locked to 30FPS in Co-op


    If you plan on playing through Crackdown 3 in co-op, it may be worth knowing that the game will be locked to 30FPS. Yes, even on PC.

    To be fair to the Xbox One versions of the game, it's capped at 30FPS as it is, even when playing alone. However, the PC version has the ability to play with much higher framerates, including uncapped if you so desire. That is, unless you're playing co-op on the PC.

    A number of Reddit users have found out that the 30FPS cap comes into play whether or not you are playing PC to PC or PC to Xbox.

    It should also be noted...
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  • Five Nights at Freddy's for PlayStation VR Rated by ESRB

    Five Nights at Freddy's for PlayStation VR Rated by ESRB


    It looks like more Five Nights at Freddy's is coming whether you want it to or not. The ESRB recently put up a new rating for Five Nights at Freddy's VR for the PlayStation 4. It seems like a real solid indicator that the series is going to make the jump to PlayStation VR.

    The game has been rated T for Teen for "fantasy violence." Here is what the ESRB description reads for Five Nights at Freddy's VR....
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  • Jade Revealed for Mortal Kombat 11

    Jade Revealed for Mortal Kombat 11


    Yesterday, WBIE and NetherRealm revealed that Jade is another fighter that is included with Mortal Kombat 11 at release. Jade is essentially a zombie in Mortal Kombat 11, having been resurrected "by an evil sorcerer." She used to be a master assassin, known for wearing green clothing.

    Now she servers the Netherrealm as an undead Revenant. You hate to see it happen, but alas. She still as her bo staff at least. ...
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  • Dead or Alive 6 Deluxe Demo Announced, Plus More Esports and Season Pass Info


    Team Ninja announced a bunch of things today for Dead or Alive 6 during EVO Japan 2019. First up is the announcement of a Deluxe Demo for the game. Second, they announced Dead or Alive World Championship, a new esports venture. Finally, they also revealed the first details on the "DOA6 Season Pass 1," which includes two characters from SNK's The King of Fighters XIV.

    Let's take a look at what's going on with that Deluxe Demo first of all.

    This demo will be exclusive to PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live subscribers. The demo will be live on February 22,...
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  • Critical Consensus: Crackdown 3, Far Cry New Dawn, Jump Force, and Metro Exodus


    Tomorrow is a massive release day for games. For some reason, publishers and developers decided that people who play video games would need a lot of joy in their lives come February 15. I simply cannot fathom why.

    Needless to say, there are four major titles being released tomorrow and the reviews for all of them are now in. Well, almost all of them. Though Anthem is also coming out tomorrow, it is only being released for those that have EA Access, Origin Access, or Origin Access Premier. Reviews for that game have not gone live yet. We'll go through each of tomorrow's releases...
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  • God of War Won the 22nd Annual DICE Awards

    God of War Won the 22nd Annual DICE Awards


    The headline reads that God of War won all of the 22nd annual DICE awards as if they took home every award at the show. Well, the game and the team at Sony Santa Monica kind of, almost did precisely that.

    Much like our very own and very prestigious game of the year, DICE also determined that God of War was the best game of 2018. In total, God of War won nine different awards at the show. The only other game to take home more than one award last night was Celeste, which won two awards including the Independent Game of the Year.

    The full list of winners in each...
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  • Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Now Available

    Civilization VI: Gathering Storm Now Available


    Civilization VI, of the Sid Meier variety, has a new expansion out today. It's called Gathering Storm, which is a good thing because this expansion is mostly about a very active planet with many environmental challenges.

    This expansion includes new Environmental Effects (they capitalized it this way), new Engineering Projects, and Consumable Resources for players to wrap their strategic minds around. This is being called the "largest ever" expansion released in the entire history of the Civilization franchise. Because in addition to the whole environmental stuff,...
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  • Pre-order The Division 2 and Get a Free Game from Ubisoft

    Pre-order The Division 2 and Get a Free Game from Ubisoft


    This is a nice little thing that Ubisoft is doing for The Division 2 pre-orders. If you pre-order the PC version of the game, you can get one of three free games at no extra charge. Yes, saying "free game at no extra charge" is redundant.

    The games being offered are Watch Dogs 2, Ghost Recon Wildlands, and Far Cry Primal. Here are the details about this deal. ...
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  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses Nintendo Direct Trailer

    Fire Emblem: Three Houses Nintendo Direct Trailer


    A new trailer for Fire Emblem: Three Houses came out today during this evening's Nintendo Direct. Fire Emblem: Three Houses is a Nintendo Switch exclusive. It will come in both a standalone release and a "Seasons of Warfare Edition." Both will be out on July 26. ...
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  • The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening Remake Announced for Nintendo Switch

    The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening Remake Announced for Nintendo Switch


    Nintendo shocked their fans today with a surprise announcement of The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening remake for the Nintendo Switch. The classic was originally released for the Game Boy over 25 years ago.

    The game is targeting a 2019 release exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. A bit more than a simple remake, this release of Links Awakening will be closer to a "re-imagining" of the original. The most obvious change is the unique visual style seen in the gameplay sections of the announcement trailer.

    I'm sure we'll have more on this one in the weeks...
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  • Final Fantasy IX Out Now on Nintendo Switch

    Final Fantasy IX Out Now on Nintendo Switch


    It took just 19 years, but Final Fantasy IX is finally available on a Nintendo platform. Today marks the release of Final Fantasy IX on the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo released this launch trailer today as part of their most recent Nintendo Direct.

    Update: Square Enix also mentions that it's also out now for the Xbox One. ...
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