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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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  • King's Bounty: Dark Side Announced

    King's Bounty: Dark Side Announced

    1C has revealed their plans for King's Bounty: Dark Side, an upcoming release in the popular King's Bounty RPG series. It's currently slated for a Summer release on the PC.
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  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Set for October 7 Release Date

    Dragon Age: Inquisition Set for October 7 Release Date

    EA and BioWare have confirmed that Dragon Age: Inquisition will be released in North America on October 7. European gamers will get the game just three days later on October 10.
    In Dragon Age: Inquisition, the expansive, beautiful world of Thedas is being torn apart by a massive, mysterious breach in the sky. Players must assume the role of the Inquisitor and lead a team of legendary heroes to uncover the truth behind the impending devastation. "Our goal with Dragon Age: Inquis
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  • Grid: Autosport Announcement Trailer and Fresh Information

    Grid: Autosport Announcement Trailer and Fresh Information

    Last night, a wealth of screenshots and even the cover art for a then unannounced Grid: Autosport made their way onto the Internet. Now, the game has officially been announced and with it comes a new announcement trailer and some fresh information to take in.

    Codemasters shares the announcement through their blog with some tantalizing new information.
    While we were patching GRID 2 and releasing new content, we were busy gathering feedback. We devoured the comment threads
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  • 2K Details Online Service Updates and Closures as GameSpy Comes to an End

    2K Details Online Service Updates and Closures as GameSpy Comes to an End

    Today, 2K revealed their plans on what will happen to many of their current titles when GameSpy finally pulls the plug for good. While the company does plan on updating some of their popular titles, many of their older titles will not be so fortunate.

    First up, a list of the games that will be updated and transitioned to Steamworks:
    • Borderlands (PC)
    • Civilization III
    • Civilization III: Conquests
    • Civilization III: Play the World
    • Civilization IV
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  • Grid: Autosport Release Date and Images Leaked

    Grid: Autosport Release Date and Images Leaked

    Both Brasilgamer and the German Eurogamer sites have "revealed" that a new Grid title is coming. It is called Grid: Autosport.

    From the looks of things, the game will be for the previous generation of consoles and the PC and it looks to have a tentative release date of June 27, 2014.


    But what's a leak without a bunch of screenshots, right?


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  • New Fatal Frame Game Coming to the Wii U

    New Fatal Frame Game Coming to the Wii U

    Tecmo Koei and Nintendo are gearing up to bring the world a new entry in the Fatal Frame franchise. As you may expect, it's currently in development for the Wii U. As far as news goes on this new Fatal Frame, not much else is known. There is no title revealed yet nor was there any release date revealed for the new game. However, Tecmo Koei does plan on expanding the franchise through some non-gaming releases. A live-action film is slated for release in the Fall. A new, original ...
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  • This is the Dragon Age: Inquisition Box Art

    This is the Dragon Age: Inquisition Box Art

    Not much else to say besides, "hey, check out this box art for Dragon Age: Inquisition!"


    Dragon Age: Inquisition will be out on PC, PS3, PS4, 360, and Xbone later this year....
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  • Todd Stashwick Also Departs Naughty Dog

    Todd Stashwick Also Departs Naughty Dog

    The hits just keep on coming for Naughty Dog, and I'm not talking about big blockbuster releases. Earlier today, it was revealed that Nate Wells left the studio to work at Giant Sparrow. Now, it seems that writer and actor Todd Stashwick has also left the studio.

    He has moved on to working at Visceral Games as the co-writer for their Star Wars project, the same one Amy Hennig is directing. Stashwick was the voice you heard in the Uncharted for PS4 teaser from about five months...
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  • Much More Planned for State of Decay Franchise

    Much More Planned for State of Decay Franchise

    Undead Labs' Jeff Strain says that the team has some "long-term ambitions" in store for the State of Decay franchise.

    In speaking with Polygon, the founder of the company talks about their deal with Microsoft and his desire to make use of Microsoft's Azure cloud system on the Xbox One. This also includes his continued hopes of including multiplayer in future releases.
    "We have long-term ambitions for the franchise. Wherever we take this, in terms of sequels, multiplayer
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  • Nintendo Being Sued Over Wii U Patent Dispute

    Nintendo Being Sued Over Wii U Patent Dispute

    Texas based company, Secure Axcess, has filed a lawsuit against Nintendo claiming that the company is infringing on a patent it filed in 2000 for "multiscreen personal computer display method apparatus." As you can probably already tell, the lawsuit's main focus is on the Wii U and its use of the Wii U gamepad. The lawsuit goes beyond Nintendo, however, as Secure Axcess is also targeting retailers such as GameStop, Target, and Amazon for selling the device without a "license or authoriz...
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  • Sony Pictures Registers Domains for BioShock Movie

    Sony Pictures Registers Domains for BioShock Movie

    Sony Pictures was discovered to have recently registered three new domains pointing towards a BioShock movie. As with most of these cases, it could simply be an attempt to lock down the domains and may not indicate any actual film is being worked on. However, it doesn't hurt to keep that hope alive. Sony Pictures now holds the rights to BioShock-Movie.com, BioShock-Movie.net, and Bio-Shock.net. This is yet another in a long string of potential BioShock film adaptations that were...
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