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Tetris Battle Royale Game Now Available on Nintendo Switch


Yes, I'll take "headlines I never thought I'd type for $400, Alex?"

There's a new battle royale game available today. Keeping with the recent trend of surprise announcements leading into surprise releases comes Tetris 99. It's... it's a Tetris battle royale game. It's exclusive to those who subscribe to the Nintendo Switch Online service.

It's available now.

As the tweet says, "99 players enter, but only ones reigns supreme!" Sure! Why not? What's next? Pong battle royale? Sure, go for it! What about some Cup-and-ball battle royale...
 

Super Mario Maker 2 Announced for Switch, Releasing June 2019


As part of today's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced Super Mario Maker 2 for the Nintendo Switch. They also revealed that it will be released this June.

The trailer, which you can see below, includes a look at some of the familiar gameplay. You can see that the trailer showcases some tilesets from games like Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, New Super Mario Bros., and Super Mario 3D Land. Nintendo says that this sequel will include "more tools, items, and features." One of the big additions is the ability to create slopes, a feature that wasn't present in...
 

Activision Blizzard Lays Off Nearly 800 Employees Right After Announcing 'Record Year'


This evening, Activision Blizzard began to inform numerous employees that they will be let go from the company. The layoffs started shortly after the conclusion of an earnings call made this afternoon. The company says that they will be eliminating 8% of its total staff. As of 2018, Activision Blizzard employed around 9,600 people. If this figure holds up, that means at least 770 people are now out of work.

Those impacted by the layoffs are spread out across multiple Activision Blizzard departments. This includes Activision's publishing division, Blizzard, High Moon, and King....
 

Apex Legends Surpasses 25 Million Players


It was only four days ago now that we told you about how Apex Legends hit the 10 million player count. It was at that time that we also learned the game had over one million concurrent players, which is another huge milestone.

Today, EA and Respawn Entertainment announced that Apex Legends has surpasses 25 million players. Not only that, but Vince Zampella revealed that the game has "well over 2 million" concurrent players. This milestone has been achieved in just one week of the game being made available to the public from Respawn and EA. Respawn's Vince Zampella...
 

Battlefield 5 Adds Combined Arms Co-op, Balancing, and More in Tomorrow's Update


A patch that is tentatively slated to be released tomorrow, February 12, will add in some new content and features for Battlefield 5 players. Some of these new features include a four-player co-op game mode called Combined Arms. The update will also add in DLSS support and better RTX support for those using supported cards.

DLSS is a new technology that, in simple terms, makes the game look better and perform better through machine learning. It's mainly useful for resolutions at 4K or better and should, in theory, constantly result in better performance and near identical...
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  • First Titanfall is Exclusive to Xbox and PC, Vince Zampella is Not Happy

    First Titanfall is Exclusive to Xbox and PC, Vince Zampella is Not Happy

    Sorry hopeful PlayStation 4 owners, it looks as though Titanfall from Respawn Entertainment won't be headed to your platform. EA has stated that the game will remain exclusive to the PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One for the entirety of its life.

    EA CFO, Blake Jorgensen, said this during today's financial call for EA.
    "In the case of Titanfall, it's a brand new IP and it's exclusive only for the life of the title on Xbox One and Xbox 360 and PC."

    Before you get upset with Respawn, here is what Respawn Entertainment's Vince Zampella had to say about this matter.
    Ho boy. Yes, it looks as though h...
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  • Scream Fortress 2013 is Live for Team Fortress 2

    Scream Fortress 2013 is Live for Team Fortress 2

    Get ready for Helltower and the Scream Fortress 2013 update for Team Fortress 2. A new map, new magical abilities, new items, new newness.
    DockTort-urous Halloween Special, which this year is based entirely around the terrifyingly complex legal questions that haunt maritime law. AWOOOOOOOO! [Sound of receiving a jury summons]
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  • Grand Theft Auto V Ships 29 Million Units

    Grand Theft Auto V Ships 29 Million Units

    Take-Two revealed today that they have hit a $1.27 billion second quarter, thanks mainly due to the sales of Grand Theft Auto V. GTA V has shipped nearly 29 million units around the world since its release and has already surpassed the total sales of Grand Theft Auto IV in just six weeks.

    Also significantly helping Take-Two were the 7.5 million units of Borderlands 2 that have been shipped to retailers and consumers. That makes Borderlands 2 the best selling 2K Games title of all time.
    In a post-earnings conference call, Take-Two executives also touted the success of its entire line up, not just Rockstar's
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  • New AMD and Nvidia Drivers Released for Battlefield 4

    New AMD and Nvidia Drivers Released for Battlefield 4

    These came out yesterday but both AMD and Nvidia have fresh drivers available for you to download that promise increased performance in Battlefield 4.

    Nvidia offers up the GeForce 331.65 WHQL drivers. These drivers also include GeForce Experience 1.7 and a beta for ShadowPlay, which allows you to record game footage with minimal impact on 6xx and 7xx series GPUs. These drivers are recommended for Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Batman: Arkham Origins.

    AMD released their Catalyst 13.11 Beta7 driver last night. This driver includes performance gains for Battlefield 3, Battlefield...
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  • Nvidia Shows Off Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag PC Features

    Nvidia Shows Off Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag PC Features

    The Nvidia YouTube channel released a new gameplay video showing off some of the "Nvidia exclusive" effects coming with the PC release of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.


    As of yesterday, most retailers are offering up a game bundle with the purchase of new Nvidia cards, which includes Assassin's Creed IV and two other titles. Unless, of course, you're like me and bought a new card just a month ago and missed out on this deal and the overall price reduction of the GTX 7xx line of cards....
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  • Battlefield 4 Has Been Released Today

    Battlefield 4 Has Been Released Today

    As if you needed me or this press release to tell you, Battlefield 4 was released today for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 platforms.
    Battlefield 4 features an engaging single-player campaign and epic multiplayer online action. In the single-player, Battlefield 4 puts players in the boots of U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Daniel Recker, member of the Tombstone squad. The world is on the brink of chaos, China is the tinderbox and the player is the inadvertent spark that could ignite a global conflict. Navigating the turmoil around them as they fight to save the final hope for peace between U.S., Russia and China, players
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  • PSA: Steam's Halloween 2013 Sale is Underway

    PSA: Steam's Halloween 2013 Sale is Underway

    In addition to the big savings going on at GOG.com, Steam also has some big savings of its own today.

    Some of the many games on sale through November 1 include:
    • Alone in the Dark
    • The Void
    • Orcs Must Die franchise
    • The Walking Dead
    • The Wolf Among Us
    • Sleeping Dogs
    • Don't Starve
    • Dead Rising 2
    • Various Resident Evil titles

    And many more. Check the sale out for yourself over at Steam.
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  • The Walking Dead: Season 2 Teaser Trailer and Details

    The Walking Dead: Season 2 Teaser Trailer and Details

    The Walking Dead: Season Two continues the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned by the undead apocalypse. Left to fend for herself, she has been forced to learn how to survive in a world gone mad. Many months have passed since the events seen in Season One of The Walking Dead, and Clementine is searching for safety. But what can an ordinary child do to stay alive when the living can be just as bad -- and sometimes worse -- than the dead? As Clementine, you will be tested by situations and dilemmas that will test your morals and your instinct for survival. Your decisions and actions will change the story around you, i
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  • PSA: GOG's Halloween 2013 Sale is Underway

    PSA: GOG's Halloween 2013 Sale is Underway

    For the next two and a half days, you can save up to 75% off of a number of spooky titles from GOG.com.

    You can pick and choose from 18 games or buy all 18 for just $67.72 (USD), a savings of $116. Some of the games include...
    • I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream
    • Amnesia: The Dark Descent (and A Machine for Pigs)
    • Alan Wake
    • Phantasmagoria 1 and 2
    • Alone in the Dark 1, 2, and 3

    Go check it out, pick up some classic horror titles and enjoy your Halloween.
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  • Digital Foundry Compares Battlefield 4 on PlayStation 4 vs Xbox One vs PC

    Digital Foundry Compares Battlefield 4 on PlayStation 4 vs Xbox One vs PC

    Digital Foundry has delivered in spades again tonight with their in-depth analysis of Battlefield 4 visual fidelity and performance between the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the PC. They do stress that both console versions are being run on development kits and are still in development.

    Needless to say, there are some basic differences in image quality that need knocking on the head right away. Chief among them is the hot topic of internal resolution, where we determine that the Xbox One code is indeed running at 1280x720. If this is set in stone for release - as is likely - the Microsoft version is poised to give us the most aliasing
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  • Valve Kicks Off Team Fortress 2's Scream Fortress 2013 Event with a New Comic

    Check out this "Grave Matters" comic that seems as though it will kick off Team Fortress 2's Halloween 2013 event.


    Get ready, Scream Fortress for 2013 is just around the corner. Looks like we're all going to hell....
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