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Matt T.M. Kim

Cyberpunk 2077 Devs Reportedly Required to Crunch to Meet November Release Date

CD Projekt Red is reportedly enacting mandatory six-day workweeks to finish work on Cyberpunk 2077 in time for its November release. The studio previously promised employees that there will be no mandatory crunch to finish the highly-anticipated RPG. In a report published by Bloomberg, CD Projekt Red studio head Adam Badowski sent an email to staff explaining the decision to crunch before the launch of Cyberpunk 2077. Badowski even addresses how the crunch decision reverses earlier promises...

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Matt T.M. Kim

PS5 Launch Games Preorder Details Revealed: Bonuses for Demon's Souls, Spider-Man, and Sackboy

Sony put up a bunch of PlayStation 5 games for digital preorder and detailed some of the bonuses that will be handed out to early adopters. The PS5 games up for preorder include Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Demon’s Souls. As the next-gen console launch approaches, Sony has put up several of its launch PS5 games for preorder. Many of them will also feature a digital deluxe edition packed with bonuses. I’ve summarized the digital deluxe editions for...

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Wesley LeBlanc

Xbox Games With Gold for October 2020 Announced

Microsoft has revealed the next set of Xbox Games With Gold titles that will be free in October and this lineup is designed specifically for the month of Halloween. All Xbox Live Gold members will get access to Xbox One titles Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut and Maid of Sker, Xbox 360 game Costume Quest, and original Xbox game Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy. Slayaway Camp will be available from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31 while Maid of Sker will be available from Oct. 16 through Nov. 15. Sphinx and...

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Jordan Oloman

Call of Duty Modern Warfare & Warzone: Full Season 6 Details Revealed

Season 6 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has arrived, bringing with it a new fast-travel system for Warzone as well as new operators, cosmetics, multiplayer maps and modes and so much more. You can check out the full Season 6 patch notes over on the Call of Duty blog, but we've also pinned down all of the key changes below. The update is 19.3 GB on PS4, 22.66 GB on Xbox One and 57 GB / 25.5 GB on PC depending on whether you own Modern Warfare or just Warzone. [widget...

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Luke Winkie

How Do You Audio Transcribe an Entire Video Game?

"At night on a river, the Viking longships emerge from within thick fog. They land on a sandy shore, the blonde Viking's eyes shift upwards, the sky begins to glow. A mass of fiery arrows rain down, the Vikings raise wooden shields; a flaming arrow strikes a man's neck."

The quote above is read by a woman during the climax of the audio described reveal trailer for Assassin's Creed: Valhalla. Audio description, as a concept, has been a fixture in movies and TV shows for decades -- the goal is...

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Jesse Schedeen

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Song of Glory - Exclusive Preview

Assassin's Creed fans are no doubt impatiently awaiting the release of the newest addition to the iconic franchise, Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Dark Horse Comics is giving players an early taste of this new Viking setting in the form of a prequel comic called Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Song of Glory, and IGN has an exclusive preview. Check out the slideshow gallery below to get a closer look at the new miniseries: [widget path="global/article/imagegallery"...

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Wesley LeBlanc

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies Reveal Set for Later This Week

The official Treyarch Studios Twitter announced today that the official reveal for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies is happening later this week. At 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sept. 30, the official reveal of this new zombies story will go live on the official Call of Duty YouTube channel.

A new #Zombies story begins.

Watch the official reveal at 10AM PT Wednesday, Sept. 30th.https://t.co/TIBHK7LMOQ #BlackOpsColdWar pic.twitter.com/56EFrBYJ2l — Treyarch Studios...

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Matt Purslow

Apple and Epic Games Legal Battle Begins Today

The Epic Games vs Apple legal battle begins properly today as a hearing takes place to review evidence and decide on the legal outcome of Apple and Epic's feud. A hearing will take place today, September 28, with U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in place to make the decision. Public opinion seems largely on Epic's side as the company is seen to be challenging the status quo, but that's no indication as to where the judge will draw the line. [ignvideo...

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Matt Purslow

Immortals Fenyx Rising Exclusive Hands-On - IGN First

In Greek mythology, Aphrodite - the goddess of love - is said to have been born from the ocean. More specifically, she arose from the foam that bubbled up after Cronus chopped off Uranus’ testicles and hurled them into the water. That life-giving foam is my quest objective in a new, IGN First-exclusive hands-on demonstration of Immortals Fenyx Rising, although notably this PG-13 remix of the Greek Mythological Universe opts for a giant pearl rather than a severed gonad. This two-hour...

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Jonathon Dornbush

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Hits PS5 in March

Sega has confirmed Yakuza: Like a Dragon's PS5 release date in the west, while also slightly adjusting its release date on all other platforms. Like a Dragon is now set to launch on Xbox Series X and S, PS4, and PC on November 10. This date is a slight adjustment from the previously announced November 13 launch date, but that date came with an asterisk, as Yakuza has been planned as an Xbox Series launch game before Xbox's next-gen consoles were given a release date. Now, it will hit both...

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Esra Krabbe

Atelier Ryza 2 Gets Free PS5 Upgrade, Same Release Date as PS4 Version

Koei Tecmo has announced that Atelier Ryza 2 will come to next-gen.

During Koei Tecmo’s Tokyo Game Show 2020 livestream, it was revealed that Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy – the latest entry in the company’s long-running JRPG series – will get a PS5 version. Players who own the PS4 version can get a free PS5 upgrade.

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The differences of the...

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Adam Bankhurst

Spelunky 2's Online Co-Op Will Not Be Available on PC at Launch

Spelunky 2 is set to be released on PC on September 29, and unfortunately it won't launch with online co-op as developer Mossmouth is working to "improve it without delaying the release." Spelunky 2 creator Derek Yu took to Twitter to say that even though that may be disappointing news for some, the "upside is that when we add it back, it will have cross-play with PS4!" Yu also discussed how PS4 recently got two big patches that "fixed a lot of issues based on your feedback (thank you!)...

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Adam Bankhurst

The Last of Us Day Reveals Art from Kojima Productions' Yoji Shinkawa

As part of The Last of Us Day 2020's celebrations, Naughty Dog revealed some new gorgeous art by Kojima Productions' Yoji Shinkawa of Ellie, Abby, and Joel. This new artwork, which you can see below, is very reminiscent of Shinkawa's previous art from both the Metal Gear franchise and Death Stranding, and you can download it for free on PC or mobile to use as a wallpaper, if you so choose. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery"...

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Esra Krabbe

Balan Wonderworld's Next-Gen Features Discussed by Sonic Creator

Yuji Naka, creator of many famous games for Sega such as Sonic the Hedgehog and NiGHTs Into Dreams, joined IGN Japan in the studio during a live Tokyo Game Show 2020 broadcast to discuss his new project, Balan Wonderworld, and how it makes use of the PS5's unique capabilities. He also spoke about his self-assessed "one chance" to make a platform action game for his new employer, Square Enix.

In Balan Wonderworld, players are able to change their costumes to enable new actions, similar to...

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Matt Purslow

Vergil Is Coming to Devil May Cry 5 on PS4 and Xbox One via DLC

Capcom has announced that Vergil will be made playable in the current generation versions of Devil May Cry 5 via a paid-for DLC pack. As part of the Capcom TGS Live 2020, producer Matt Walker and DMC5 director Hideaki Itsuno announced the DLC after having discussed the new features coming as part of the next-gen Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition. While many of its new improvements are unable to be added to the PS4 and Xbox One versions due to tech limitations, making Vergil playable is coming...

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Daniel Robson

Scarlet Nexus Will Have Two Playable Characters, Each With a Different Campaign

Bandai Namco has announced a new playable character for Scarlet Nexus, as well several new members of the Other Suppression Force (OSF), during a livestream broadcast as part of Tokyo Game Show 2020, A new story trailer focusing on previously announced protagonist Yuito Sumeragi was also revealed, showing flashbacks to his childhood when he was saved by the OSF, and his interactions with his present-day teammates in battle. New protagonist Kasane Randall was previously announced but...

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Joe Skrebels

Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires Announced for 2021

Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires has been announced for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Unlike previous cross-generation Dynasty Warriors games, the PC port will be at the same level as the next-gen editions of the game. It will arrive in early 2021. The Empires sub-series takes Dynasty Warriors' '1 vs. 1,000' action game set-up, and places it within a strategy game structure, seeing players take on the role of a hero, and either aiding existing factions to...

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