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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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  • Valve Announces Steam Dev Days Conference

    Valve Announces Steam Dev Days Conference

    In January 2014, Valve is going to hold a Steam Dev Days conference in Seattle, Washington. This two-day long conference is for videogame professionals to meet up in a "relaxed, off the record environment to share design and industry expertise."

    Entry fee is $95 per person but a couple of the hotels around the area are offering up discounts for the event.
    Steam Dev Days is a by invitation, two-day conference where video game professionals can meet in a relaxed, off the record environment to share design and industry expertise, participate in roundtable discussions, and attend lectures by industry veterans. Topics wil
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  • Buy Any Game and Get The Witcher for Free at GOG.com

    Buy Any Game and Get The Witcher for Free at GOG.com

    GOG.com is again giving gamers a great deal today with their free giveaway of The Witcher with a purchase of any game. Yes, you can buy any game from GOG and you will get The Witcher for free.
    GOG.com, the DRM-free deliverer of digital gaming goodness, has blown out all of the stops in their final week of birthday celebration, and are offering The Witcher: Enhanced Edition free with any other purchase on GOG.com until October 17, 2013 at 9:59 AM GMT. To add even more excitement to the mix the good people at GOG put the recently released genre mashup Dragon Commander on 40% discount and unleashed a social media contest
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  • Multiplayer Update Released for XCOM: Enemy Unknown on iOS

    Multiplayer Update Released for XCOM: Enemy Unknown on iOS

    If you already own the iOS version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, be sure to update your games today as the multiplayer mode has been added to your game.
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  • Latest Grand Theft Auto Online Patch Notes - October 9, 2013

    Latest Grand Theft Auto Online Patch Notes - October 9, 2013

    Rockstar Games has already rolled out one patch for Grand Theft Auto Online and it looks as though their second patch is starting to hit the consoles. PlayStation 3 owners probably already have this patch while Xbox 360 gamers will have to wait for Microsoft's approval system before the patch is released to them.
    - Fixes multiple issues causing character deletion or other loss of progress - Fixes issues causing infinite loading, infinite sky cams, and missing interface options between jobs - Fixes an issue causing the "replay" option to be locked out on certain jobs - Fixes an issue where a player would become stuck in the mod garage when respraying a
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  • GOG Giving Free Games to Workers Affected by the Government Shutdown

    GOG Giving Free Games to Workers Affected by the Government Shutdown

    GOG.com has a special "Shutdown Promo" underway for those government employees that are affected by the shutdown of the United States' Government.

    For those that aren't employees, you can save 50% on select titles. If you are a government employee, simply shoot an email off to thanksobama@gog.com with a picture of you holding the official furlough letter you received. If you get those emails in prior to October 11 at 12:00 (ET), GOG will give you all of the titles included in this Shutdown Promo for free.
    The Guild: Gold Edition is a great place to see where the term "Machiavellian Politics" originated from.
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  • Konami Announces Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection

    Konami Announces Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection

    On November 5, the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection will be released in the Americas for the PS3 and Xbox 360.
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  • New Obliteration Mode Added to the Battlefield 4 Beta

    New Obliteration Mode Added to the Battlefield 4 Beta

    Earlier today, the official Battlefield Twitter account revealed that the game's new Obliteration mode was added to the Battlefield 4 beta....
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  • New 'Security Breach' Trailer for XCOM: Enemy Within

    New 'Security Breach' Trailer for XCOM: Enemy Within

    2K and Firaxis have released the new trailer for XCOM: Enemy Within in this "Official 'Security Breach Trailer."

    A rogue organization, known as EXALT, is threatening to undermine XCOM operations by acquiring alien technology for their own use. You will need to send in covert operatives to track down the source of this new threat and eliminate it.

    Enemy Within is an expansion to XCOM: Enemy Unknown. It is slated for release on November 12 for the PC, 360, and PS3....
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  • Tactical Intervention Officially Launched... Again

    Tactical Intervention Officially Launched... Again

    This is at least the second launch of Tactical Intervention, possibly even the third time. I've honestly lost track. However, here we are with the official launch of the game and some fresh new content since the beta release and previous launch.
    New Content
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  • New Thief Gameplay Trailer

    New Thief Gameplay Trailer

    The latest gameplay trailer for Thief was released today. Check out Garrett's swish hideout and more.

    In this gameplay trailer, get your first in-game look at Garrett's hideout, the dark alleys of the City, and your old friend Basso. See all the pillars of Thief gameplay in action - Infiltration, Theft and Escape - as Garrett enters the Baron's manor, grabs the shinies and leaves without a trace.

    The challenge is everything.

    As always, you can find out more at the official Thief website....
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  • Watch the First Five Minutes of BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea

    Watch the First Five Minutes of BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea

    The Burial at Sea DLC is rapidly approaching release for BioShock Infinite. As such, Irrational Games has released a video of the first five minutes of the DLC alongside a handful of new screenshots.

    I think this goes without saying but if you don't want any spoilers, don't watch the first five minutes of gameplay.




    We still don't have any solid idea on the release date for this DLC. Hopefully it's very, very soon....
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