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18th October 2021

14:11
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E3: Elden Ring delayed to February

We sadly won't be playing Elden Ring in January next year as we previously thought. Today, Bandai Namco announced that FromSoftware's highly-anticipated action RPG has been pushed back to February 25, 2022.Elden Ring was previously set for release on January 21, 2022 so that's about a one-month delay - fairly small in the grand scheme. In the Tweet breaking the news, the developer cited "the depth & strategic freedom of the game" as needing more work, having exceeded its initial expectations.Important message:ELDEN RING will release on Feb 25, 2022, as the depth & strategic freedom of…

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17th October 2021

16:48
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E3: Ubisoft may have leaked the Rainbow Six Extraction release date

It looks like Ubisoft may have accidentally given us an insight as to when Rainbow Six Extraction, its upcoming, oft-delayed PvE co-op game, may launch.The game – previously known as Rainbow Six Parasite, then Rainbow Six Quarantine before the publisher changed it in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic – may be set to arrive on January 20, 2022, per a recently updated page on Ubisoft’s website (thanks, VGC).Extraction – in case you've forgotten – is an expanded version of the 2018 Siege limited-time event called Outbreak, where three players were pitted against mutated…

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12th October 2021

19:42
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E3: GOG Pulls Hitman Game Of The Year Edition Over DRM

After the surprise release of Hitman: Game of the Year edition on Good Old Games, there was instant backlash as players discovered anti-piracy DRM. The game required an internet connection to play features like Escalation missions and User Created Contracts, thereby rendering non-essential but beloved elements of the game unplayable without a connection. GOG's anti-DRM policy likely also fueled the backlash, as the popular storefront is more or less the one major place to buy PC games without DRM requirements. The fact that some features were locked behind an online requirement, but the game was…

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7th October 2021

13:27
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E3: Bond Star Daniel Craig Jumps On Stream With FaZe Clans Nuke Squad

James Bond star Daniel Craig appeared on a stream by FaZe Clan members Nuke Squad and produced some distinctly star-struck reactions. Craig was promoting the latest Bond movie, No Time To Die.The four Warzone gamers--Swagg, JSmooth, Santana, and Booya--were dressed in tuxedos and bowties in preparation for Craig's arrival on their stream. Although the star was dressed a lot more casually, it didn't stop the Squad from being slightly lost for words when Craig appeared online. "You're honestly an icon... and absolutely legend man," gushes Swagg. Check it out below: View this post on InstagramA post…

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27th September 2021

19:37
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E3: Dying Light 2 is coming to Nintendo Switch

Dying Light 2 is coming to the Nintendo Switch. Yes, really. Techland has announced that the open world survival horror game will be playable on Nintendo's versatile little handheld/home console thanks to the power of the cloud. Techland's upcoming title joins the likes of Guardians of the Galaxy, Hitman 3, Control and Resident Evil 7 – all of which have been playable on the console thanks to the streaming power of the cloud. Read more

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22nd September 2021

13:00
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E3: Hands On Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy Is Mass Effect in Comic Book Clothing

Kree whiz.Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy doesn’t just wear its Mass Effect influences on its sleeve: it prances them about like Chris Pratt in the opening exchanges of the franchise’s first movie. The similarities to BioWare’s space-faring soap opera are so plentiful that they’re almost impossible to ignore, but following the success of the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, it should have publisher Square Enix greasing its palms.With the release – originally announced at E3 2021 – less than a month away, we were invited to play over an hour of the title, picking up the story at the…

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21st September 2021

16:00
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E3: Biggest Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games Of 2021 And Beyond

The Nintendo Switch keeps building in strength, thanks to a library of great first-party games and strong third-party support. With the flexibility of playing while docked to a TV or as a handheld, portable console, it's a great way to enjoy your favorite games. We've already seen plenty of brilliant Nintendo Switch games such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, so it's exciting to know there's more to come. Whether you've been a Switch owner from the beginning, or are perhaps eyeing the new OLED version, there are plenty of upcoming…

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20th September 2021

15:47
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E3: FIFA 22 soundtrack is the largest ever with over 120 songs included

EA Sports has revealed the FIFA 22 soundtrack, boasting that this year's game features the largest ever collection of music in the series, with an unprecedented 122 songs representing 27 nations."This year’s main Soundtrack offers 52 new tracks – a genre-spanning collection of bold and uplifting rhythms from artists like Glass Animals, Polo & Pan, Bakar, CHVRCHES, and more," says a press release from EA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1igaMv46SY Over on the Volta Football side, the vibe is a little bit different; the 70 songs dedicated to that side of the game deliver a mix of…

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17th September 2021

16:00
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E3: Fortnite Season 8 How To Find And Use The Carnage And Venom Symbiotes

Fortnite Season 8's battle pass features a sinister surprise at the end: Carnage, the psychotic symbiote from Marvel comics, is the final prize of this season's pass. If you don't want to wait to wield Carnage's power, however, Epic Games has added symbiote weapons to the battle royale game for players to find. Here's how to find--and more importantly wield--the Carnage and Venom symbiotes in Fortnite.Fortnite Symbiotes ExplainedSymbiotes in Fortnite are Mythic weapons, unique items that hold powerful passive and active abilities. The symbiote will occupy one item slot in a player's inventory…

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16th September 2021

13:41
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E3: THQ Nordic teases six new game reveals at tomorrows showcase

THQ Nordic is hyping up its showcase event. Scheduled for tomorrow, September 17, the publisher is promising six new game announcements, split among classic revivals, sequels, and new IPs. Hosted by Geoff Keighley, the show kicks off at 12pm PT, 3pm ET, 8pm UK.Alongside the promised reveals, THQ Nordic will offer a first look at the recently announced Elex 2, and an update on Expeditions: Rome.You'll be able to follow along on the publisher's Twitch, and YouTube channels. Read more

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15th September 2021

13:25
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E3: The Pulse Midnight Black Wireless Headset Wont Match Your PS5 But It Still Looks Cool

Sony has unveiled a new edition of the PS5's Pulse 3D wireless headset: Midnight Black. If that sounds familiar, it's because Midnight Black was also used with the new DualSense colors that launched this summer. Though the Midnight Black headset won't match your PS5--breaking the perfect symmetry between console, controller, and headset--it will of course match the Midnight Black DualSense (if you've picked one of those up). The Pulse 3D Midnight Black edition releases October 22, and it's available to preorder now for $100. Pulse 3D Midnight Black Wireless Headset $100 The Pulse 3D Midnight Black…

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14th September 2021

18:44
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E3: EA Adds SkateReel To Skate And Launches Today

Electronic Arts Electronic Arts has brought back skate.Reel, a website that players could access to upload clips of Skate gameplay for the community to see. The original service was shut down back in 2014.Now that the new site is back up, players can submit clips, screenshots, and fan art that can then be shared with EA's social channels or on the featured section of the skate.Reel page. In order to do submit an entry, players need an EA account, along with a URL of their creation like a link to a YouTube video. The submission also requires a PSN ID, Xbox Gamertag, or EA ID.For our first annual…

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14th September 2021

05:13
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E3: Halo Dev Reminds Fans That CG Trailers Are Often Used First And Foremost To Recruit Staff

They're a common feature at most big gaming events: flashy, hype-building trailer reveals for games that are still years away from being released, most often featuring little to no actual gameplay. While these kinds of trailers often draw criticism from gamers for advertising a product that doesn't exist, it turns out these reveals serve another purpose--as a recruitment tool to attract talented developers to the projects.This titbit of industry information was tweeted by David Ellis, a developer on a game that faced this exact situation when it was announced three years ago--Halo Infinite. Rather…

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12th September 2021

19:38
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E3: Bugsnax studio Young Horses moving to fourday work weeks

Axios reported that Bugsnax developer Young Horses shifted to a four-day work week in July. The team of eight adjusted its workflow to accommodate four-day, 32-hour work weeks to combat the need for crunching and to help the well-being of the team."Might as well give people the peace of mind that they can relax doing their own thing on their own time than have someone feel guilty for doing it at work," explained Young Horses co-founder and president Phil Tibitoski. “We know what we have to get done and by when, or we're making our own schedule entirely and things get done when they get done."Crunch…

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10th September 2021

07:00
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E3: Where Is Xur Today Sept 1014 Destiny 2 Xur Location And Exotics Guide

Xur has expanded his operation in Destiny 2's Season of the Lost. Not only does he sell Exotic weapons and armor, the stuff he's brought since the first days of Destiny seven years ago, but he also now offers a special selection of Legendary guns and armor. With the return of the Trials of Osiris this weekend, you're going to want to see what Xur's got.We'll update this post as soon as Xur arrives back in the solar system on September 10, running down where you can find him and what he's offering.Xur returns to the solar system every weekend in Destiny 2, starting with the daily reset at 10 AM…

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9th September 2021

23:07
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E3: Bungie Shares How It Saved Destinys E3 2013 Gameplay Reveal From Becoming A Disaster

The number seven is dear to Bungie, which makes this Destiny birthday extra special. Destiny was released September 9, 2014, and the past seven years haven't exactly been smooth sailing for Bungie, but Destiny and Destiny 2 have captured the hearts of millions of gamers internationally.To commemorate its journey, Bungie shared a Destiny 7th Anniversary post to reminisce about the early days of development. Destiny's Sony Press Conference at E3 2013 put the team in a tough spot. The post revealed that the gameplay footage shown at the E3 was actually pre-recorded and synced with live performances…

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9th September 2021

14:30
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E3: Soapbox After a Year of Silence Todays PlayStation Showcase Cant Afford Dead Air

Sammy thinks Sony needs to bring it.Here we go, then: the PlayStation Showcase, three months after E3 2021, with nary a word from the platform holder in the interim. I’ve got to be honest, while supposed “industry insiders” started new press conference rumours on what felt like a weekly basis, I’d gotten to the point towards the end of August where I didn’t think this was even going to happen. The new Sony is quiet, closeted, secretive – it doesn’t need these kind of events anymore, does it?Apparently, it does – and this is the so-called “big one”. The manufacturer’s done…

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8th September 2021

15:28
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E3: Steam Deck Wont Play All Your Steam Games At Launch Warns Proton CoDeveloper

Valve's portable gaming device, the Steam Deck, is scheduled to launch later this year. With it comes the prospect of taking your entire Steam library on the go with you, a feature that was seemingly confirmed when the portable platform was first announced. But that might not be the case at launch, with Codeweavers president James B. Ramey asking buyers to check their expectations.Codeweavers co-developed Proton with Valve. Proton is the layer through which SteamOS is able to run native Windows titles on Linux, which ships with the Steam Deck. As you might expect, there are some cases where games…

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8th September 2021

09:44
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E3: Death Stranding Directors Cut gets final trailer for its September release

Kojima Productions released the final trailer for Death Stranding Director’s Cut before the game’s release later this month. The trailer, which was edited by creator Hideo Kojima himself, focused on the mood of the game while showing off new features like the racing track.The trailer itself shows off key visuals of the game while Goliath by Woodkid plays throughout. There’s not a ton new story-wise if you’ve played the game before, but the trailer does highlight the overall mood of the game without giving anything away to those who haven’t played it yet. And like…

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7th September 2021

12:10
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E3: PlayerUnknown has plans for massive worlds with Prologue and Artemis

Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene, the creator of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, was recently interviewed by GamesBeat and talked about his plans for the future, which include incorporating big, procedurally generated worlds into game design. It starts with the tech demo Prologue, which will hopefully lead to the even bigger Project Artemis.Prologue refers to a single-player tech demo in a 64-km by 64-km world modeled off of the forests of Europe and able to simulate real-world features like coal mines as they would appear in the real world right down to the scale. Players would…

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3rd September 2021

15:20
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E3: TakeTwo Sues Creators Of GTA ReverseEngineering Project Re3

Take-Two Interactive has launched a lawsuit against the creators of reverse-engineering open-source software called Re3 that recently made headlines for allowing GTA III to run on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation Vita. The lawsuit, which was filed on September 2 in the United States District Court in California and seen by GameSpot, says Re3 is acting unlawfully by copying, adapting, and distributing the source code to GTA III and GTA: Vice City without Take-Two's consent.Take-Two's lawyers said the Re3 technology allows anyone to play these games on platforms the games were never released on,…

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2nd September 2021

13:30
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E3: Deep Dives from Featured Teams to Follow PS5 Showcase

Stick around for more.Next week’s PlayStation Showcase will show us “what’s next for PlayStation 5” in around 40 minutes, but those of you hoping for more will probably want to stick around. The broadcast will continue beyond the scheduled presentation with “more updates from some of the studio teams featured” in the show.We’re assuming this will give creators the opportunity to provide a little more context about the projects they’re announcing and updating us on. There’s no word on what kind of format this will adopt, but presumably these will be pre-recorded versions of the…

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