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New GreedFall 'Companions' Trailer

This is one adventure you won't be making alone.

A new trailer was released today for Spiders upcoming RPG GreedFall. We last saw GreedFall only a short time back when we got a nice new gameplay overview trailer. Today, we're getting a look at some of the party members that will accompany you on your adventures.

These companions will have unique abilities, you can form relationships with them, and you'll get to experience their different stories.

GreedFall is slated to be released on September 10, 2019 for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. You can pre-order...
 

Ion Fury Devs Apologize for Numerous Sexist, Homophobic, and Transphobic Remarks

Sweeping changes are promised as a result.

Voidpoint, the studio behind the just released Ion Fury, has apologized for a series of "incidents" wherein multiple developers were found to use transphobic, ableist, homophobic, and sexist language in the game's official Discord channel. This is on top of some homophobic language found within the game itself.

Over the weekend, a thread had popped up on gaming forum ResetEra that showed multiple instances where the developers had made transphobic remarks via Discord. Members of the dev team were also shown to make...
 

Respawn Apologizes to Ass-hat Gamers for 'Ass-hat' Remarks

Statement issued from Respawn's Vince Zampella.

Respawn's CEO Vince Zampella issued a bit of an apology today after members of the Apex Legends development team called a bunch of toxic ass-hat gamers, well... they called them ass-hats. Donning their biggest surprised Pikachu face possible, these Gamers™ got extra angry when they realized they couldn't just keep dishing it out and not expect some form of retaliation in return. Some continued to throw tantrums, others called for boycots, while still others did their best "I studied the blade" impersonation.

Even...
 

Sony Bought Insomniac Games Today

Get ready for more Spider-Man.

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has officially purchased Insomniac Games today. You're probably surprised to hear that the studio that developed last year's PlayStation 4 exclusive Spider-Man wasn't already owned by Sony prior to this week.

Insomniac Games was first started in 1994 and remained an independent game developer for this 25 year span of time. They created Spyro the Dragon, the Ratchet & Clank games, along with the Resistance franchise. All of these franchises were PlayStation exclusives, at least initially. Every so...
 

Cyberpunk 2077 Announced for Google Stadia

A game about an obsession with power is coming to Google Stadia.

CD Projekt RED announced today that Cyberpunk 2077 is also coming to Stadia, the cloud-based gaming platform from Google. Stadia owners will get to experience a story set in the open-world location of Night City. This megalopolis is filled with those obsessed with power, glamor, and the never ending pursuit of body modification.

Players will assume the role of V, a mercenary outlaw in search of an implant that could be the key to immortality. Cyberpunk 2077 allows you to customize your "cyberware,"...
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  • Battlefield V 2019 Roadmap Reveals New Map Releases and New Theater of War

    Battlefield V 2019 Roadmap Reveals New Map Releases and New Theater of War

    DICE has finally provided the roadmap for Battlefield V through Fall 2019. Included in this roadmap are mentions of new maps, which look to begin in May, and a new theater of war. Given the name of the new theater, Awakening the Giant, slated for Fall 2019, is the upcoming theater of war.

    Given the title of that new theater, I think it's safe to say that they're referencing the United States. This is based off of the famous quote from Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto in reference to the United States following the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan.



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

    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....
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  • Valve Finally Shows Off New Steam UI Overhaul

    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.

    Library
    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...
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  • Life is Strange 2 Episode 3 Releases in May, Episodes 4 and 5 Dated

    Life is Strange 2 Episode 3 Releases in May, Episodes 4 and 5 Dated

    The third episode for Life is Strange 2 will be released on May 9. Square Enix and DONTNOD announced that Episode 3, "Wastelands," will hit the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on this date.

    Beyond this new reveal, the two studios also wanted to toss out the release dates for both Episode 4 and Episode 5.

    Episode 4 will be released on August 22, while Episode 5 will be released on December 3. ...
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  • New Hitman 2 Sniper Assassin Map Takes You to Singapore

    New Hitman 2 Sniper Assassin Map Takes You to Singapore


    WBIE and IO Interactive just announced that a new map is being added to the Sniper Assassin mode for Hitman 2. The new map will take players to Singapore. It will be released on March 26.

    A new trailer was even released today that shows off some of the ins and outs of the map that they're calling "Hantu Port Sniper Assassin Map." The map will take players "to a container yard set on the island of Singapore where Han Ldong and his wife have been kidnapped by a group of highly skilled criminals known as the Heavenly Guard."

    Play the map along...
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  • Kotal Kahn Revealed as Latest Mortal Kombat 11 Fighter

    Kotal Kahn Revealed as Latest Mortal Kombat 11 Fighter


    WBIE and NetherRealm revealed yet another addition to the Mortal Kombat 11 playable roster today. That new character is none other than Kotal Kahn. "Who?!" I hear you ask. Well, I'll tell you.

    Kotal Kahn is an "Osh-Tekk warrior and Emperor of Outworld."

    And that's your explanation. Look for Mortal Kombat 11 on March 28 for the beta and April 23 for the full release of the game on PS4, XB1, Switch, and PC.

    Oh, you wanted to know more? Fine. Enjoy this full bio, trailer, and screenshots for Kotal Kahn.



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  • 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...
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  • Oculus Rift S VR Headset Announced - More of a Lateral Move Than an Upgrade

    Oculus Rift S VR Headset Announced - More of a Lateral Move Than an Upgrade


    Today at GDC, Facebook announced a new version of their Oculus Rift headset that they're simply calling the Oculus Rift S. They announced a $399 (USD) price point for the device that will start shipping later this Spring.

    On paper, the headset sounds like a decent device. It features an LCD 2560x1440 panel (1280x1440 per eye), better pixel density compared to the Rift, updated lenses, an 80Hz refresh rate, updated Oculus Touch controllers (functionally the same as the old ones), an adjustable halo strap similar to PlayStation VR.

    It also features inside-out tracking,...
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  • 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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  • Mutant Year Zero Coming to Nintendo Switch this Summer

    Mutant Year Zero Coming to Nintendo Switch this Summer


    This Summer, Mutant Year Zero will be released on the Nintendo Switch. Mutant Year Zero is a tactical title in the same vein as XCOM. When it releases on the Switch on June 25, it will include the full game along with the DLC expansion. There will also be a retail release out at the same time.

    The retail release will also be for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on the same date. The price for the retail Deluxe Edition will be $39.99 (USD).

    This was announced today at GDC as part of the keynote delivered by Epic Games. ...
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  • The Walking Dead: The Final Season Finale Dated for March 26

    The Walking Dead: The Final Season Finale Dated for March 26


    The last episode of the last season is upon us. March 26th marks the release date for the conclusion to The Walking Dead: The Final Season.

    The episode is entitled Take Us Back and it will serve as the fourth and final episode for the adventure series. A new trailer, courtesy of Skybound Games, shows players a bit of what they can expect. This final episode will launch digitally for the PC via the Epic Games Store, along with the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

    A physical boxed release of The Walking Dead: The Final Season, which includes all four...
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