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Microsoft Confirms Free Online Multiplayer for Halo Infinite

Confirmed after a short bout as a rumor.

Microsoft confirmed the short-lived rumor that Halo Infinite would have free multiplayer. Not only that, but they also confirmed that Halo Infinite, at least the multiplayer component, will support 120fps on Xbox Series X. I'm sure that will also hold true for the PC release as well. Sorry Xbox One owners, you can't handle all those delicious frames. ...
 

Valve Cracks Down on Using VPNs to Buy Games Cheaper

This should hopefully lead to more fair regional pricing.

For several years now, users were able to make use of a loophole that allowed them to buy games for cheaper if purchased from certain regions. Users were able to trick Steam into thinking they lived in one region where a price of a game was more favorable to them due to exchange rates. This had the unfortunate side-effect of developers and publishers having to increase prices in these regions to put a stop to those using VPNs...
 

Halo Infinite 4K Gameplay and New Screenshots

Halo Infinite running at 4K 60FPS on the Xbox Series X.

Microsoft and 343 Industries showed off quite a bit of Halo Infinite today as part of the Xbox Games Showcase. The show opener included a lengthy gameplay segment, which you can now see below.

Halo Infinite is in development for the Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. You can actually add it to your Steam Wishlist right now. Halo Infinite is expected to be released this Holiday season. ...
 

Mafia: Definitive Edition 4K Gameplay Reveal

First look at gameplay.


The first look at the gameplay for Mafia: Definitive Edition was just revealed. Not only do we get a look at the gameplay for the first time, but it's presented in 4K resolution for those with monitors or televisions that support that resolution.

Mafia: Definitive Edition will be released on September 25, 2020. This follows a short delay that hit the game once already that pushed the game from an August release. ...
 

Metacritic Finally Does Away with Day One User Scores

Perhaps done in an effort to suppress user score review bombing.

According to a new report by Paul Tassi, via Forbes, Metacritic seems to be doing away with allowing users to submit scores on games until at least a day after release. Tassi notes that user scores for the just released Ghost of Tsushima only has critical scores posted for the game. The user scores are currently showing a message that user reviews will be permitted starting July 18 at 12PM (PT).

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  • Battletoads Release Date Confirmed for August

    Battletoads Release Date Confirmed for August

    They're baaaaaack!

    After months of radio silence, Microsoft and Rare have finally decided to open up about the state of the new Battletoads game that has been in development for the Xbox One. Today, the studios announced that for the first time in 26 years, Battletoads will make their triumphant return to gaming.

    They will do so on August 20 when Battletoads releases on the Xbox One, PC via Steam and Windows 10, and through Xbox Game Pass.

    Battletoads was...
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  • Microsoft Flight Simulator Coming to Steam; VR Support Announced

    Microsoft Flight Simulator Coming to Steam; VR Support Announced

    TrackIR and VR support coming later this year.

    Microsoft just announced that Microsoft Flight Simulator is also coming to Steam. The sim will be released on Steam come August 18, the same day that it is also made available on the PC via the Windows 10 Store and Xbox Game Pass for PC.

    Pre-orders for the game are available right now on Steam. These pre-orders include the Standard, Deluxe, and Premium Deluxe editions of the game.

    Today's news from the Xbox W...
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  • Splinter Cell Anime in the Works

    Splinter Cell Anime in the Works

    Ok, it's not "technically" an anime.

    When you pictured the grand return of Sam Fisher and the Splinter Cell franchise, I bet you did not expect it to be in the form of an animated series (or mobile game). Yet here in 2020, where we have come to expect the unexpected, we are about to get just that. An animated series based on Splinter Cell is in the works.

    The show is being worked on for Netflix. Derek Kolstad, who's credits include the John Wick franchise, will...
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  • Yakuza Kiwami 2 is Out Today on Xbox One and Windows 10

    Yakuza Kiwami 2 is Out Today on Xbox One and Windows 10

    Guess what? That's right, Kiwami still means extreme!

    Yakuza Kiwami 2 is now available for Xbox One owners today. Not only that, but those on Windows 10 can also purchase and play the game through the Microsoft Store. Even better still is the fact that Yakuza Kiwami 2 is available as part of the Xbox Game Pass!

    Yakuza Kiwami 2 was given a 5 out of 5 in our review of the PlayStation 4 version of the game. Since that release, Kiwami 2 was released on PC via Steam. Yakuza...
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  • Barotrauma 'New Frontiers' Update Detailed

    Barotrauma 'New Frontiers' Update Detailed

    The game's biggest update overhauls the campaign.

    "New Frontiers" is the name that has been given to the latest major update to Barotrauma. This update is said to be the biggest one yet for the submarine "simulator. It overhauls the game's campaign, adds in new NPCs, adds in new outposts, and more.

    New Frontiers adds a new campaign-focused journey with a "mysterious destination in the depths of Europa." The campaign has now been improved to create...
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  • Popular Final Fantasy XIV Art Books Return in 2021

    Popular Final Fantasy XIV Art Books Return in 2021

    Reprints arrive next year.

    Square Enix announces that there will be not one, not two, not even three, but four full-color art books coming in 2021 for Final Fantasy XIV Online. These books will include artwork for the characters and world of Final Fantasy XIV, specifically focusing on the expansions of Heavensward and Stormblood.

    This has nothing to do with the books, but Square Enix also mentions that Final Fantasy XIV has surpassed 20 million players since its launch...
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  • Valve Cracks Down on Using VPNs to Buy Games Cheaper

    Valve Cracks Down on Using VPNs to Buy Games Cheaper

    This should hopefully lead to more fair regional pricing.

    For several years now, users were able to make use of a loophole that allowed them to buy games for cheaper if purchased from certain regions. Users were able to trick Steam into thinking they lived in one region where a price of a game was more favorable to them due to exchange rates. This had the unfortunate side-effect of developers and publishers having to increase prices in these regions to put a stop to those using VPNs...
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  • Boss Gauntlets Coming as Free Update in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    Boss Gauntlets Coming as Free Update in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    Sales figures also revealed for FromSoftware's latest.

    Activision has revealed some fresh details for FromSoftware's latest action-RPG, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Not only have they revealed that the game has sold over 5 million copies since its release, but they also revealed that some new content is coming very soon.

    On October 29, FromSoftware will release a free content update for Sekiro. This update will add "several new features" in to Sekiro. These features...
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  • PSA: Swiss Games Sale is Live on Steam

    PSA: Swiss Games Sale is Live on Steam

    Save big on a variety of games.

    It's that time again: Time for another big sale on Steam. This time the focus of the latest Steam sale is on games made in Switzerland! This is probably why the sale is called the "Swiss Games Sale" and not something else.

    That's right, you can save a bunch of money on some of the great games that Switzerland has to offer. Some of these games that include Plug & Play, Farming Simulator 19, and Far Lone Sails among many others....
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  • Metamorphosis Launches August 12

    Metamorphosis Launches August 12

    A bug's life.

    Metamorphosis, a game inspired by the weird creative mind of Franz Kafka, now has a release date. That date is August 12. It is on that date that Metamorphosis will be released on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.

    This game explores the idea that you wake up one day as a bug. The world around you is "twisted and unfamiliar" but you need to make your way through it to get back to your human life. ...
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  • New Valorant Character Brings a Turret to the Fight

    New Valorant Character Brings a Turret to the Fight

    Introducing Killjoy.

    Riot Games revealed that there is a new agent joining the fight in their 5v5 character based FPS, Valorant. When Act II of Valorant begins on August 4, Killjoy will be added in as as selectable agent for you to play as. Killjoy is a German inventor that can "secure key battlefield positions with her arsenal of inventions."

    Apparently this includes a bot that can put a debuff on nearby enemies, along with a turret. Yep, she flat out gets a...
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