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22nd June 2022

16:27
Xbox Series X

Pokemon GO Fest 2022 finale event will address player disappointment over shiny luck

The 2022 Pokemon Go Fest finale event will go some way to addressing player disappointment over bad shiny luck during the first Global Go Fest weekend, Niantic has said. Trainers around the world expressed their frustration at what they felt was a too low encounter rate for shiny Pokemon over the 2-day special event - which cost $15 to access - with many players reporting much better hauls at previous festivals and community days. 2022’s Global Go Fest was also plagued by a bug that made Pokemon attracted to Incense appear on the map when they had already despawned, further exacerbating…

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22nd June 2022

16:02
Xbox Series X

Why Splatoon 3 should cement the quirky shooter as Nintendos best modern franchise

Why do I live in the UK? A cluster of lands glued together by wobbly agreements, littered with people trying to shun attractive Europeans, and led by a law-breaker who still refuses to use a comb. Worst of all (at least, for the summer), this is a hype wasteland for Splatoon 3. Western civilisation, by extension, feels like the forgotten afterparty for Splatoon fans. Sure, 10 million copies of Splatoon 2 have been sold worldwide and there’s plenty of people to match with online, but it’s clear Nintendo has uncharacteristically pumped out two sequels in seven years to feed its insatiable…

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17th June 2022

17:00
Xbox Series X

Autonauts Has Landed on Xbox

Autonauts is more than just a world-building game. Autonauts is a complex, tasty blend of different flavors. A fun combination of simulation, crafting, building, automation, resource management, production line… the list goes on! A challenging puzzle game: you not only have to figure out how to program Bots to do jobs for you, but also […]

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17th June 2022

15:00
Xbox Series X

A Closer Look at Bitmap Bureaus New Title Final Vendetta

Numskull Games is delighted to announce the release of Final Vendetta, the latest title from Bitmap Bureau – the brilliant creators of other epic titles such as Xeno Crisis and Battle Axe. Final Vendetta is a spectacular and action-packed beat ‘em up for one or two players in the vein of classic arcade titles. The […]

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17th June 2022

14:00
Xbox Series X

Next Week on Xbox New Games for June 20 to 24

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! In this weekly feature we cover all the games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC, and Game Pass! Get more details on these upcoming games below and click their profiles for further info (release dates subject to change). Let’s jump in! In Case You Missed […]

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17th June 2022

09:23
Xbox Series X

Ryu gets a slick new theme in Street Fighter 6 but fans arent happy

Street Fighter has long been known for its music: since the early days of the series, characters in the game have been given their own themes that hype players up during a fight. Whether it's Guile's infamous theme (that clearly goes with anything) from Street Fighter 2, or the incredible Rashid theme from Street Fighter 5, the music that goes with the series is almost as important as the gameplay.Living up to that reputation, Capcom revealed a new Ryu theme for Street Fighter 6 yesterday. You can see it (well, listen to it) embedded in this article, below. Whilst anyone with ears can hear that…

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17th June 2022

08:49
Xbox Series X

Valorant is removing Split from the map pool

Valorant revealed a lot of fresh information about what to expect from the upcoming Act 1 of Episode 5, which kicks off on June 22. Not only did they reveal a new underwater map, PEARL, but they also announced some changes to the map pool were being made, and this includes the removal of Split.Via the PlayValorant blog, design lead for the maps team, Joe "Pearl Hogbash" Lansford, explained the decision.After the introduction of Fracture last year, it appears the Valorant team were very excited to finally have seven maps in rotation. Having seven maps would allow tournament best-of-5's to be able…

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15th June 2022

17:00
Xbox Series X

Discovery Tour Viking Age Standalone Edition Available Now

Ready your longships, because the Discovery Tour: Viking Age standalone version launches today for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. The standalone version allows curious players to explore and interact with Viking history and traditions — without needing to own Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (for which Discovery Tour: Viking Age’s content is also available as part […]

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14th June 2022

21:00
Xbox Series X

Fallout 76s Test Your Metal Update is Now Live

There are new goings-on over in Appalachia with the latest update to Fallout 76! Join your squad in not one, not two, but three new Public Events, plus take a dive into the unknown with Fallout 76’s ninth Season, Heart of Steel: A Dread Island Tale. That’s not all! This update also adds corpse highlighting […]

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6th June 2022

09:20
Xbox Series X

Minecraft Java and Bedrock will no longer be available to buy separately

Most, if not all of us, will have some sort of preference when it comes to Minecraft editions. Which one reigns superior? Java or Bedrock? I’d argue Java, but the edition wars may soon be over, as Minecraft Java and Bedrock editions are no longer available to purchase separately on PC.Minecraft is undoubtedly one of the best survival games out there, and it continues to receive new content and updates to this do without overwhelming its player base. Mojang’s masterpiece first arrived on PC in 2011, with the Bedrock edition of the game coming later in 2017. Now, as of June 7, 2022,…

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3rd June 2022

15:12
Xbox Series X

Rollerdrome makes roller skating exciting by adding guns

For the first few seconds of the reveal trailer for Rollerdrome, I was confident Shedworks' Sable was being announced for PlayStation. But what we actually got was a surprise reveal from Roll7, the studio behind the recently released OlliOlli World.Rollerdome was undoubtedly one of this State of Play's nicest surprises. But the eye-catching art style isn't the only thing it has going for it. Rollerdrome is a third-person shooter where you move around on roller skates.Yes, this is not actually a multiplayer game, it's a chill game where you get around in style while dumping (on AI). Of course,…

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3rd June 2022

15:10
Xbox Series X

Devolver Digitals summer games showcase set for June 9

Devolver Digital has announced it will host its annual summer showcase on June 9.Kicking off at 3pm PT, 6pm ET, 11pm UK, you will be able to watch the Devolver Direct 2022 edition via Twitch, and it will apparently be hosted by none other than "Mecha" Suda51.The 'Devolver Marketing Countdown to Marketing' takes the "30 glorious minutes before a typically anti-climactic big summer showcase and thrusts it into the spotlight." Read more

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2nd June 2022

22:34
Xbox Series X

Resident Evil 4 remake arrives in 2023

Capcom has announced the long-rumored Resident Evil 4 remake for a 2023 release.The remake of the 2005 game is being developed to achieve "state-of-the-art quality for a survival horror suitable for 2023. But don't worry: the remake will preserve the essence of the original while also providing a fresh feel.Capcom is doing this by reimagining the storyline of the game while keeping the essence of its direction, modernizing the graphics, and updating the controls to a modern standard. Read more

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31st May 2022

18:30
Xbox Series X

Black Desert New Drakania Class Revealed

Greetings, adventurers! The Destroyer of Ynix is upon us! Drakania, the descendant of Markthanan, has finally made her way to Black Desert as its 24th class. Here’s what we know so far. Drakania, the Descendant of the Night Dragon Markthanan, is powerful and ruthless. Like her Guardian counterpart, Drakania also has ties with her dragon […]

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31st May 2022

15:15
Xbox Series X

Nvidia launches British Street Party within Minecraft to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee

Nvidia has launched a traditional British Street Party within Minecraft to mark the Platinum Jubilee.Built by specialist artist Ushio Tokura and his team, 45 million individual blocks were used to complete it and it took three designers 650 hours within two weeks to build the virtual area of roughly 830,000 square feet.The world starts at Pall Mall with the guards and horses before moving onto Buckingham Palace and ending with the street party. Read more

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27th May 2022

16:00
Xbox Series X

Next Week on Xbox May 30 to June 3

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! In this weekly feature we cover all the games coming soon to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC, and Game Pass! Get more details on these upcoming games below and click their profiles for further info (release dates subject to change). Let’s jump in! Gravitar: Recharged – June […]

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23rd May 2022

09:25
Xbox Series X

Hideo Kojima responds to Norman Reedus claims that Death Stranding 2 is in the works

In a recent interview with Leo Edit, Norman Reedus seemingly let it all slip when it comes to the mention of Death Stranding and a possible sequel. When asked about his work on the original game, Reedus responded with, "We just started the second one." Oops.Norman need not worry, though, as Hideo Kojima has publicly responded to the rumours with a simple tweet.The tweet consists of a handful of photographs of the pair appearing to celebrate Reedus' work on series, The Walking Dead, accompanied by the caption "Go to your private room, my friend." Paired with a cute thumbs up and a heart eyes emoji…

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23rd May 2022

09:21
Xbox Series X

Teamfight Tactics Dragonlands preview A brilliant set built for long time fans

Teamfight Tactics has been trucking on for some time now; for almost two years in fact. As a result, it has grown to become a surprise hit for Riot Games. Nestled within its own corner of the League of Legends client, Teamfight Tactics has garnered its own community of dedicated players, some of whom have been along for the ride ever since its release.All this time later, can the latest update, Dragonlands, still impress an audience that has stuck around with the Auto Battler? In this preview, we took a look at the update on the PTR to find out.Dragonlands is coming with some serious switcheroos,…

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23rd May 2022

01:23
Xbox Series X

Amazon Prime Day 2022 SSD deals Heres what to expect

Amazon Prime Day is one of the best times of the year to upgrade your storage, whether it's your desktop, laptop or new console.The older, 2.5" SATA SSDs are still a great choice if you're rocking an older laptop or desktop, and is the most significant upgrade you could probably make to an older machine, especially to boot an OS like Windows. And with USB enclosures, you can also use these for other devices, including PlayStation and Xbox consoles. They'll only be able to store PS5 and Xbox Series X|S games (but store and play PS4 and Xbox One titles), but they're a heck of a lot faster than traditional…

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22nd May 2022

14:40
Xbox Series X

This God of War mod brings Homer and Bart to Midgard

With 2018's God of War having been released on PC earlier this year, mods of course were expected to come, and now a mod will let you play as Homer and Bart Simpson.God of War tells a tale of a broken man, with a long, painful history, trying to figure out how to once again be a father. And this Simpsons themed mod takes all of that, and undercuts it by replacing Kratos and Atreus' character models with Home and Bart. The mod comes from Omega Fantasy, who has a history of God of War mods, with the video showing it off on YouTuber ToastedShoe's channel.It's unclear if the mod will be playable for…

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