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Eddie Makuch

After Lawsuit From Bethesda, The Westworld Mobile Game Is Shutting Down

The WestWorld mobile game that Bethesda claimed was a "blatant ripoff" of Fallout Shelter is shutting down following the lawsuit that Bethesda brought against its developer. A statement posted on the game's Twitter page confirms the game has been removed from App Store and Google Play, with a final closure taking place on April 16, 2019. Additionally, all in-app purchases have been switched off, and you're recommended to spend any remaining currency before the final shutdown.

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Eddie Makuch

Ubisoft Apologizes For Forcing Your Assassin's Creed Odyssey Character Into A Straight Relationship

THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS ABOUT ASSASSIN'S CREED ODYSSEY DLC

Ubisoft recently generated controversy when it was revealed that the newest Assassin's Creed: Odyssey expansion, Shadow Heritage, would force players into a straight relationship for a period of time. Now, creative director Jonathan Dumont has apologised, and he also explained why it happened.

At the end of the content, Kassandra or Alexios, depending on who you're playing as, has a child in a heterosexual relationship. Dumont said...

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Austen Goslin

Steve Carell’s new show Space Force could be Netflix’s replacement for The Office

The series is (loosely) based on Donald Trump’s grand plan for the military in space

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Colin Campbell

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s woeful error

With ‘Shadow Heritage,’ Ubisoft betrays its characters

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Eddie Makuch

Ronda Rousey Teases Mortal Kombat 11 Appearance

Athlete and actress Ronda Rousey has teased something related to Mortal Kombat 11, and we might not have to wait long to find out what it is. Posting on Instagram, Rousey shared a picture of herself with an invitation to the Mortal Kombat 11 reveal event this week. She captioned the image, "The invitation I've been waiting to accept my whole life. Don't worry, Earthrealm is safe with me ;). Can't wait for Thursday!"

Rousey's post fuels the ongoing rumours that she will voice the character...

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Kevin Knezevic

Nintendo Switch Online's Free NES Games For January Now Available

January's free NES games for Nintendo Switch Online subscribes are now available. This month sees Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and Blaster Master join the service, while Japan receives one additional title: Joy Mech Fight, which was never released outside of the country.

As in previous months, Nintendo has also added special save states of a couple of previously available NES games, namely the notoriously difficult Ninja Gaiden and Ghosts 'n Goblins. The former starts you off in stage 6-4,...

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Jordan Ramée

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Changes How From Software Does Bosses

From Software has revealed that boss battles will play out slightly differently in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice in comparison to both the Dark Souls series and Bloodborne. Although Sekiro will contain encounters just as challenging as its Soulsborne predecessors, its new mechanics offer different ways for From Software to create unique fights.

In an interview with Game Informer, From Software director Hidetaka Miyazaki said that the new traversal mechanics--with the exception of swimming--have...

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Charlie Hall

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is Warhammer 40,000 played at the most epic scale yet

Developers have succeeded in selling the size and ferocity of fleet battles in the 40K universe

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Mat Elfring

WWE Has A Cookbook, And "Nacho Man" Is Now Something You Can Eat

The only cookbook that should matter to wrestling fans is hitting stores this March. Insight Editions is publishing The Official WWE Cookbook featuring recipes inspired by WWE Superstars. Finally, The Rock's Jabroni Macaroni Salad has come back to your dinner table.

Available on March 19 and priced at $30, the cookbook will contain more than 75 recipes, including appetizers, main courses, deserts, and drinks, all modeled after a WWE Superstar, and yes, Jabroni Macaroni is in there.

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Kevin Knezevic

Smash Bros. Ultimate's Next Spirit Event Begins Tomorrow

A new Spirit Board event is set to begin soon in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This week, Nintendo is holding the second part of the Fire Emblem Fest, which will feature a variety of Spirits taken from the long-running strategy RPG series.

The event kicks off at 10 PM PT on January 17 (1 AM ET / 6 AM GMT on January 18) and runs through the weekend, ending at the same time on January 20-21. During the Fire Emblem Fest, Fire Emblem characters will appear much more frequently on the Spirit Board....

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Eddie Makuch

The Division 2 Story Trailer Shows A Post-Apocalyptic DC And A Frog With Unique Hopping Properties

The latest story trailer for Ubisoft's The Division 2 has arrived, and it provides one of the best looks so far at the narrative for the upcoming open-world shooter and its setting in Washington D.C. It also provides a first look a post-apocalyptic frog with unique hopping properties.

You play as an agent of The Division, and after surviving the events of the first game in New York, you're headed to the nation's capital to do it all again, it seems. The nation is divided, with the narrator...

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Patrick Gill

Kratos forgetting how to jump and learning to juke made God of War better

Sony Santa Monica made the god of dodge rolls

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Emily Heller

Unique Valentine’s Day gifts for your favorite nerd

There’s nothing generic about these geeky gifts

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Owen S. Good

PlayStation VR gets a ‘demo disc’ with nine games on it

So easy to use, no wonder it’s No. 1

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Chris Pereira

EA Addresses Star Wars Game Cancelation Report, Doesn't Deny It

Following a report that Electronic Arts had canceled the open-world Star Wars game in development at EA Vancouver, the publisher has finally responded with a statement. Unfortunately, it doesn't offer any real insight, though tellingly it does nothing to dispel what Kotaku's story laid out.

"There's been speculation overnight about one of our Star Wars projects. As a natural part of the creative process, the great work by our team in Vancouver continues and will evolve into future Star Wars...

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Jordan Ramée

New Sea Of Thieves Update Has You Reinstall The Entire Game

Rare has announce a new update for Sea of Thieves, which is designed to both reduce the overall install size of the game and make it easier for the developer to implement further patches in the future. However, to download the update, you'll have to reinstall the entire game.

The new install sizes for each version of the game has been outlined in a blog post on Sea of Thieves' main website. The PC version of the game will shrink from 47 GB to 27 GB. For Xbox One, the version on the original...

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Cass Marshall

Red Dead Online’s Gun Rush captures the best and worst of battle royale

Get into the safe zone and start shooting

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Austen Goslin

Call of Duty’s new Blackout mode introduces respawning for the first time

The mode is an interesting twist on battle royale

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Mat Elfring

Check Out This Massive Spider-Man Game Collectible Of Rhino

By now, if you have been playing Spider-Man, you've probably beaten it, gotten through all the DLC, and spent plenty of time as the friendly neighborhood web-slinger taking selfies in front of famous New York City landmarks. But now, you can celebrate your love of the critically acclaimed game by picking up a couple of cool dioramas from Diamond Select Toys, including the Spider-Man villain, Rhino.

The Rhino diorama, which you can see above, stands at 10 inches tall, and his appearance is...

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Chris Pereira

Xbox One Adds New Backwards Compatible Game Today

New additions to the Xbox One backwards-compatible game catalog have been slow to start the new year, but we've just gotten a good one. Microsoft has announced that Xbox 360 game Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation is now playable on Xbox One, just days before the release of its sequel.

As is typical with backwards compatible games, you can simply pop in the disc to initiate a download and begin playing on Xbox One. The game is unfortunately not currently available for purchase digitally from...

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