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Review: Crysis Remastered Is One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Maximum meh.

In 2007 the original Crysis was released for the PC. The big question on everyone's mind at the time, and even through to today, is "can your PC run Crysis?" Usually, the answer was "yes, but…" because even the beefiest of computer hardware had trouble maxing out the graphical options that Crysis brought to the table at the time.

Fast-forward to 2020 and the answer gets a bit more muddled. See, the original Crysis was very dependent on...
 

Microsoft Acquires ZeniMax for $7.5 Billion

It's official.

Microsoft has confirmed that they are in the process of acquiring ZeniMax Media for a cool $7.5 billion (USD) in cash. ZeniMax is the parent company of studios like Bethesda, creator of The Elder Scrolls, as well as id Software, the developer behind DOOM.

This acquisition is reportedly the "biggest video game purchase ever" for Microsoft.

At present, Bethesda has two games that are slated to arrive in 2021. Those include Deathloop...
 

PlayStation 5 Starting at $400, Launches Starting November 12

$400 for digital-only, $500 for the full system.

The next-gen is now fully in gear. With Microsoft announcing the price and release date of their Xbox Series X, the only piece of the puzzle that remained was what Sony would do with the PlayStation 5. Today, the company announced that the Digital Edition will retail for $399.99 (USD) while the "regular" version with a disc drive will retail for $499.99.

Both consoles are expected to launch in select countries...
 

EA Kills Off Origin

Origin to be replaced by more generic naming convention.

First, EA ditched their EA Access and Origin Access branding in favor of EA Play. This happened almost exactly one month ago in August 2020. Now, EA is ready to ditch their Origin desktop client with something a little more generic.

EA is changing the name of their Origin client to "EA Desktop." EA is calling their new app a "next-generation PC gaming platform."

This renaming will...
 

Xbox Series X Officially Launches on November 10 for $499

Next-gen begins on November 10.

Microsoft has kicked down the doors of the next-gen waiting room and come out swinging. Yesterday, they revealed that the Xbox Series S would be released on November 10 for a price of just $299 (USD). Today, Microsoft reveals that the more powerful Xbox Series X will also launch on November 10 for a very affordable $499 (USD).

Pre-orders for both consoles will begin on September 22.

In addition to this, Microsoft announces that...
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  • Expedition DLC Coming Tomorrow for Titanfall

    Expedition DLC Coming Tomorrow for Titanfall

    Tomorrow, May 15, EA and Respawn will release the Expedition DLC for Titanfall for the PC and Xbox One. The Xbox 360 DLC release will take place next month. This is the first of three planned DLC releases for the game.
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  • The Sims 4 - Create a Sim Trailer

    The Sims 4 - Create a Sim Trailer

    A new trailer for The Sims 4 was released that shows off the degree to which you can customize your Sim. The trailer shows how you can create the "most relatable Sims ever." You will be able to "tell stories that are richer, deeper, and more personal than ever before."

    n The Sims 4, you'll be able to create more unique and personal Sims faster than ever before with our most powerful Create A Sim yet. Create A Sim has been completely revolutionized to allow you to sculpt
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  • Microsoft in Talks with Publishers to Fragment Kinect-less Xbox One Systems with Performance Boost

    Microsoft is allegedly in talks with various publishers about increasing the performance of Xbox One consoles that will not come bundled with a Kinect. Microsoft executive, Yusuf Mehdi, said that the topic was being discussed.
    "We are in discussions with our game publishers about what we might do in this space and we will have more to talk about soon," he said.
    If true, that would give an extra 10% of power to the Xbox One that is typically reserved for the Kinect and various...
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  • GRID Autosport Touring Car Game Mode Revealed

    GRID Autosport Touring Car Game Mode Revealed

    Check out this hot trailer showing off the Touring Car game mode for GRID Autosport.

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  • Details on Removal of Xbox Live Paywall for Accessing Streaming and Entertainment Apps on Xbox

    As part of today's big Xbox news, Microsoft also detailed how they will remove a number of entertainment apps from behind the Xbox Live paywall. This June, both Xbox 360 and Xbox One users will benefit from a number of apps no longer requiring Xbox Live Gold in order to run, including Twitch, Machinima, Netflix, and more.


    Obviously you will still need to pay your separate subscription fee for some of these services if required by the service....
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  • Watch Dogs to Run at 900p on PS4 and 792p on XB1 Both at 30fps

    Watch Dogs to Run at 900p on PS4 and 792p on XB1 Both at 30fps

    Ouch. Ubisoft has officially stated that the console versions of Watch Dogs will not be the graphical powerhouses most fans were wanting. It turns out that the PlayStation 4 version will run at 900p and at 30fps. The Xbox One version will run at 792p, also at 30fps.

    Oddly enough, the Ubisoft blog entry that contains this disappointing news is entitled "What Makes Watch Dogs a True Next-Gen Game".
    The game also looks great on both generations of consoles. On new-gen
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  • High Life Update Released Today for GTA Online

    High Life Update Released Today for GTA Online

    Rockstar Games released the High Life Update for Grand Theft Auto Online today. The update includes the ability to own two properties at once, new apartments, new cars, the Bullpup Rifle, and more.
    High Life also introduces many new game features and enhancements including some updates directly based on feedback from the GTA Online community (players can continue sending feedback to GTAOnline@rockstargames.com).

    With the new Mental State stat, we are keeping track
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  • 4A Games Working on New Metro Title

    4A Games Working on New Metro Title

    4A Games is moving from the Ukraine to Malta and will be working on developing a new and so far unannounced entry in the Metro series. Despite this move to their new, main headquarters in Malta, the studio will keep their Ukraine offices around.
    "Malta offers fantastic incentives for game development, and we are confident 4A Games will be able to attract the very best talent from Ukraine, Malta and beyond," head of business development Dean Sharpe said. Co-founder Andrew Prok
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  • Details on Xbox One's Games with Gold Service

    Details on Xbox One's Games with Gold Service

    In addition to today's big reveal of a $399 (USD) Kinect-less Xbox One SKU, Microsoft also revealed their plans for the Games with Gold program on the Xbox One.

    Starting in June, Xbox One owners with Xbox Live Gold will get both Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault for free. If you also own an Xbox 360, you will get three games for that platform: Dark Souls, Charlie Murder, and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition. Now, there is a slight difference ...
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  • Microsoft Announces Xbox One Without Kinect for $399

    Microsoft Announces Xbox One Without Kinect for $399

    Microsoft has just announced that they will be releasing a Kinect-less Xbox One bundle and pricing the system at $399 (USD) starting June 9 in all markets where the system is sold. Microsoft has also revealed that the "Games with Gold" program will kick off this June for the Xbox One, starting with Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault. In addition to all of that, they also revealed that many streaming services like Twitch, HBO GO, and numerous others, will now be free...
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  • PSA: Save Up to 90% in GOG.com's Spring Insomnia Sale

    PSA: Save Up to 90% in GOG.com's Spring Insomnia Sale

    Just a friendly notice to let you know that GOG.com has kicked off their Spring Insomnia Sale. This limited sale is offering up savings of up to 90% on a number of titles in addition to some free games.
    GOG.com has launched the ultimate trans time-zone deal again: the Spring Insomnia Sale is upon us! Gamers from all continents will get a chance to get celebrated titles at up to 90% off discounts--and free games in very limited numbers as well. Starting on Monday 12 May at 2:00 PM
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