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CD Projekt RED Entices Xbox One Owners with a Free Cyberpunk Upgrade

How does a free upgrade to next-gen sound?

On February 24, 2020, Microsoft outlined some of their features and plans for their next-generation Xbox. That platform, currently online known as the Xbox Series X, will have a very welcome feature that has, so far, not been announced by other platforms yet.

Microsoft is calling it "Smart Delivery." This new initiative by Microsoft will ensure that every single one of their Xbox Game Studios titles will only need to...
 

Metro Exodus is Back on Steam and at 40% Off

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Last night, perhaps when you were snuggled up under your blankets, a little miracle happened. It was in the midnight hour (ET) when Metro Exodus returned to being sold on Steam. Normally, this isn't quite the monumental occasion, but it certainly is in the case of Metro Exodus.

It was Metro Exodus that really kicked off the season of the Epic Games Store exclusive. This was a period in which a fair number of games that were slated to be released on Steam,...
 

Geoff Keighley to Skip E3 for First Time as Troubles Mount for Dying Trade Show

This comes the same day the exhibitor list was leaked.

Geoff Keighley, creator of The Game Awards, revealed today that he will not be attending E3 2020. His decision to not attend this year's event will mark the first time in 25 years that the industry veteran will not be in attendance. It also means that he will not host the annual E3 Coliseum show. This was a regular event where Keighley would host a series of game developers in a rather informal Q&A, allowing them to talk freely...
 

The Division 2 Warlords of New York Expansion Confirmed

A dangling plot thread from the first game is finally going somewhere.

Ubisoft has officially announced the Warlords of New York expansion today for Tom Clancy's The Division 2 (affiliate link btw) after details about it leaked yesterday evening. We now know for certain that this expansion launches on March 3. We also know for certain that players are returning to New York, specifically four new named zones in Lower Manhattan.

In today's announcement, Ubisoft confirmed...
 

Anthem is Finally Getting a Massive Overhaul

BioWare officially announces their plans to make major changes.

Anthem as it currently exists is hanging on by the most tenuous of threads. Despite apparently being one of 2019's top selling titles, at least according to data shared by The NPD Group, the player base is next to non-existent. It would take a significant amount of work to get players interested in the game once again, which is apparently what BioWare has been working on behind the scenes for a little while now.
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  • Marc Whitten Departs Xbox

    Marc Whitten Departs Xbox

    Marc Whitten was the Chief Product Officer of Xbox but is leaving that life behind to become the Chief Product Officer of Sonos. Whitten was on board at Microsoft and the Xbox division for the release of the Xbox, Xbox 360, and the Xbox One.
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  • New Teaser and Image for Among the Sleep

    New Teaser and Image for Among the Sleep

    Above you'll find a new image for Among the Sleep. Below, you'll find a new teaser trailer.


    Among the Sleep is a first-person horror title in which you play as a two year old child. It's tentatively slated for release this Spring....
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  • Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi Has Left Konami

    Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi Has Left Konami

    The Producer on the Castlevania series, Koji Igarashi, has left Konami. Igarashi, perhaps best known for his work on Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, had his last day on March 15.

    He already has plans on opening a new development studio.
    "I've decided to break out on my own to have the freedom to make the kind of games I really want to make -- the same kind I think fans of my past games want as well," Igarashi told IGN. "Leaving Konami was a big decision, and not
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  • Free DLC Arrives Tomorrow for Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare

    Free DLC Arrives Tomorrow for Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare

    Tomorrow, March 18, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare owners on the Xbox One will get their hands on some free downloadable content. It's called the Garden Variety Pack, the Chomp Town map, and it will include 24 new ability upgrades and an 8 vs 8 "Gnome Bomb" gameplay mode.
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  • Watch Dogs Story to Take About 40 Hours to Complete - Upwards of 100 Hours for Full Completion

    A recent Tweet by Jonathan Morin, the Creative Director on Watch Dogs, claims that the main story should take the average player between 35-40 hours to complete. He goes on to say that for 100% game completion, that time is closer to 100 hours of playing....
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  • Google to Bring Game Gifts and Cross-Platform Gaming to Google Play Games

    Google to Bring Game Gifts and Cross-Platform Gaming to Google Play Games

    Google announced today (and will talk about more at GDC 2014) about their upcoming plans for Google Play Games. First off, they revealed that they are introducing game gifts to the service. This will allow players to send virtual in-game goods to anyone in their circles or through player search. In addition, the company plans to expand their Google Play Game services by expanding multiplayer to support iOS. That will bring "turn-based and real-time multiplayer capabilities to both Android a...
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  • Titanfall Helps Raise Xbox One Hardware Sales by 96% in the UK

    Titanfall Helps Raise Xbox One Hardware Sales by 96% in the UK

    In one week, TitanfallEurogamer, that bundle alone accounted for 70% of all Xbox One hardware sold during that week. According to Chart-Track, sales of Titanfall are double the sales of the former Xbox One best-seller in the area, FIFA 14.

    Other big sellers in the UK include Dark Souls 2, which sold 20% more copies than...
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  • New Gauntlet Announced for This Summer

    New Gauntlet Announced for This Summer

    This Summer on Steam (PC, SteamOS, Steam Machines), Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will release Gauntlet. It's a modernized action RPG release of the classic dungeon crawler from yesteryear.

    Gauntlet is being developed by Arrowhead Game Studios. You might remember them from their work on Magicka and the upcoming Helldivers game. As per usual, players will get to select from four classes: Warrior, Wizard, Valkyrie, or Elf. They all have strengths and weaknesses,...
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  • Sony Looking to Integrate 'New PlayStation Technologies' into Popular Game Engines


    This is just some mockup of a rumored VR headset
    Unreal, CryEngine, Unity, and other game engines and middleware will soon get some special TLC from Sony. The company plans to "integrate support for new PlayStation technologies." Many are speculating that this will include support for the rumored VR headset in the works for the PlayStation 4 from Sony themselves. This reveal comes courtesy of a job listing that is seeking a Game Engine and Middleware Software Engineer. ...
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  • Respawn Engineer Talks Up Xbox Live Compute and the Power of the Cloud

    Respawn Engineer Talks Up Xbox Live Compute and the Power of the Cloud

    Jon Shiring is an engineer working at Respawn Entertainment and he is super grateful for the Xbox Live Compute program that is built on Microsoft's Azure server program. It powers a lot of stuff within Titanfall and Shiring says (via MP1st) that the benefit from those servers is real.

    In fact, he claims that it allowed the studio to add elements that "no one's really tried before."
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  • Sony Confirms a $50 Price Increase for PlayStation 4 in Canada

    Sony Confirms a $50 Price Increase for PlayStation 4 in Canada

    Sony Computer Entertainment Canada confirmed that the price of the PlayStation 4 in Canada is going from $399.99 (CAD) to $449.99. In addition to this price increase, the cost of PlayStation 4 peripherals in the country will go from $59.99 to $64.99.

    These price increases went into affect yesterday, March 15. Sony has confirmed to the Toronto Sun that these price increases are very much real.
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