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Jess Reyes

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Talks Proposed Activision Blizzard Buyout

Activision Blizzard reps already spoke out about the company's views on the latest UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) report. Now, it's Microsoft's turn. In a CNBC news segment, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella answered questions about how strongly he feels about Microsoft acquiring Activision and how confident he was in the deal happening in the present compared to before.

The road to acquiring Activision Blizzard hasn't been an easy one. During the interview with Nadella, CNBC presented...

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Lan Pitts

Brendan Fraser Talks About Losing Out On Superman Role Due To Studio Politics

Brendan Fraser is on the comeback trail with his list of accolades for his performance in The Whale, even receiving his first Oscar nomination for his performance. Fraser's tale of being blacklisted in Hollywood is something that's been the talk for over a decade as it was something that cost him role after role.

In the early 2000s, Warner Bros. was attempting to revitalize its Superman movie franchise after its last attempt with Tim Burton's Superman Lives fizzled out in the late 1990s. The...

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Steven Petite

Kirby's Return To Dream Land Deluxe Preorders Are Discounted

We're just weeks away from the launch of the next big Nintendo Switch exclusive. Kirby's Return To Dream Land Deluxe releases on February 24. If you're looking forward to the colorful side-scrolling platformer, you should check out the current preorder deal at Super Shop. Customers can preorder Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe for $49 with our exclusive promo code GMSPTKRB.

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S.E. Doster

CoD: Warzone 2 Season 2 Roadmap Details Ashika Island Map, DMZ Wipe, New Features, And More

A new season of Call of Duty arrives on February 15, and Activision has revealed the roadmap for Season 2. The new Warzone 2 content will include a brand-new battle pass, more operators, the Ashika Island map, and more. Here we break down all the major announcements of Season 2 in Warzone 2.

New weapons and operator

In terms of new content, Season 2 will introduce five weapons to the game. The ISO Hemlock assault rifle, KV Broadside shotgun, and Dual Kodachis melee weapon will be included in...

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Eddie Makuch

Hogwarts Legacy Is Putting Up Huge Numbers On Twitch And Steam

The Harry Potter game Hogwarts Legacy is out now via the Deluxe Edition, and the game is soaring on Twitch and Steam before its official launch date on February 10. The game has received glowing reviews from some critics and is also generating a lot of discussion and controversy related to author J.K. Rowling and her comments about the trans community.

On Steam, Hogwarts Legacy reached more than 487,000 players to surpass Fallout 4, which reached a peak of 472,962 players. It has now reached...

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Grace Benfell

Steam Next Fest Demo Takes High Position On Most Played Charts

One of the top games on Steam right now is not a fully released game at all, but a demo for a difficult, multiplayer dungeon crawler called Dark and Darker.

As noticed by PC Gamer, in a fun little write-up about playing the game itself, the demo has reached the heights of the Steam Charts. As of time-of-writing, Dark and Darker sits at number seven on the rankings, just below GTA5 and just above Team Fortress 2. The game is a first-person dungeon crawler, where you can team up with or fight...

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S.E. Doster

CoD: Modern Warfare 2 Season 2 Roadmap Details New Maps, Party Modes, And New Raid

A new season of Call of Duty arrives in Modern Warfare 2 on February 15, and Activision has revealed the roadmap for Season 2. The new multiplayer content includes new weapons, brand-new battle pass, a new Raid episode, and four more maps. Here is everything you need to know about Modern Warfare 2's big Season 2 update.

New weapons and operator

Season 2 of Modern Warfare 2 will introduce five weapons to the game. The ISO Hemlock assault rifle, KV Broadside shotgun, and Dual Kodachis melee...

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Timothy Monbleau

You will love Mr. Saitou, even if he’s a llamaworm

The successor to Rakuen appears as a Steam Next Fest demo

Since my teenage years, RPG Maker has always fascinated me. While the engine is often associated with low-effort RPGs that claim inspiration from some combination of Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy 6, and Earthbound, it is also a platform for artists with lesser coding experience to bring imaginative concepts to life. To The Moon, Ib, and A Bird Story are all examples of how creatively this engine can be used, and fans of those should...

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Alice Newcome-Beill

You can unlock D&D’s ‘Keys from the Golden Vault’ anthology right now

Assemble your crew and get ready to jump into Keys from the Golden Vault | Image: Hasbro / Wizards of the Coast

Preorders for Wizard’s latest D&D anthology ship on Feb 21, but you can dive into Keys from the Golden Vault right now

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Julia Lee

Pokémon Go Valentine’s Day 2023 event guide

Image; Niantic

The event adds shiny Frillish to the game, as well as a Valentine’s Day Timed Research

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Jon Bitner

Adorable Legend Of Zelda Plushies Are Discounted At Amazon

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom arrives on May 12, giving fans another chance to dive into the open-world of Hyrule and embark on an epic journey. There’s still a lot we don’t know about the game, and Zelda-related news has been scarce over the past few months. The latest Nintendo Direct will hopefully shed new light on the upcoming game--including its price point--but until then, why not pick up some discounted Zelda plushies to keep you company as you wait?

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Grace Benfell

Hitman Developer Addresses Frustrations With Freelancer Mode's Difficulty

IO Interactive has addressed complaints about the difficulty in Hitman: World of Assassination's new Freelancer mode. While a few clarifying changes are coming, the developer has explained its choices and why the difficulty of Freelancer is staying the same.

On a blog post on the Hitman official website, the developers explain the logic behind how the Freelancer mode works and what it frustration points are. Some frustration comes from the possibility of losing a campaign, upon which progress...

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Cameron Koch

Diablo 2: Resurrected Ladder Season 3 Kicks Off February 16

Diablo II: Resurrected's next update is around the corner, and while it doesn't introduce any truly game-changing new features, it does add new rune words and make adjustments to last season's standout feature, Terror Zones.

The game's third Ladder season will begin on February 16, with patch 2.6 arriving a day earlier on February 15. The start of Ladder Season 3 will see characters from Ladder Season 2 transferred to their respective non-ladder groups. Any Ladder Season 1 items stored in...

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Eric Van Allen

Shadows of Doubt is a must-play demo for corkboard sleuths

All the tools, and all the terrifying freedom

Detective games may seem like a narrow genre, but they can cover a lot of ground. The simple set-up of crime, mystery, and whodunnit makes for a straightforward, tangible objective for players to uncover. Shadows of Doubt squarely falls in the hardboiled detective genre. But like many detectives, it's not without a few factors that set it apart.

Shadows of Doubt, from developer ColePowered Games and publisher Fireshine Games, is pretty...

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Zoey Handley

Super 56 brings the weird microgames in its Steam Next Fest demo

That's four better than Action 52

There’s a big WarioWare-shaped hole in my heart. Mostly because I forgot that Warioware: Get it Together launched in 2021, and I skipped over it due to a lack of wealth. Nonetheless, I’m always interested in alternate takes to the Microgame formula, and my attention has been brought to Super 56 from Onion Soup Interactive. This is what I’m talking about. This is the good stuff. There’s a naked guy with a pompadour on the main menu doing a cobra...

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Petrana Radulovic

The transcendent Spirited Away stage play is coming to theaters soon

Image: Toho Stage

There will be two versions

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Susana Polo

Read a bit of Neil Gaiman’s new Sandman story that comes with this bonkers box set

This replica of the helm of the King of Dreams holds a new set of leather-bound Sandman comics

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Nicole Clark

Okami still outclasses every other Zelda-like

Image: Clover Studio/Capcom

The game’s gorgeous, vast world is full of secrets

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Jon Bitner

New Razer Blade Laptops Have High-End Specs, Eye-Watering Prices

Razer has added two new sleek and powerful gaming laptops to its growing lineup: the Razer Blade 16 and Razer Blade 18. First announced during CES 2023, both laptops are built with an Intel 13th Generation Core i9 HX processor and RTX series GPU, making them two of the most powerful gaming laptops on the market. A few different variants are available, but here’s a closer look at the two premium gaming rigs.

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Cameron Koch

Blizzard Is Shutting Down WoW's In-Game Twitter Integration

World of Warcraft is losing its built-in Twitter support, likely in response to Twitter's plan to charge developers for access to the social media site's API.

In a forum post, Blizzard explained that the feature will be automatically removed over the course of the next few days, after which the ability to tweet in-game will no longer be available.

The ability to tweet from Azeroth was added in 2015 as part patch 6.1, during the game's Warlords of Draenor expansion. The feature allowed users to...

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