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Amelia Zollner

Fall Guys Has Reached 50 Million Players Since Going Free-to-Play

Shortly after its initial release, Fall Guys saw a dip in player population after launch as is natural with most online games. However, since the game was re-released as a free-to-play title in late June, it has seen a massive resurgence, and the numbers only keep growing.

According to a Tweet from Fall Guys, after its rerelease, the game reached 50 million players in the span of two weeks. That's an impressive increase from its first week as a free-to-play title, which saw 20 million players...

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Joe Skrebels

God of War Ragnarok Officially Gets November Release Date

God of War Ragnarok is officially launching on November 9.

Following rumors about a delay into 2023, and reassurances from the developers, the sequel to 2018's God of War reboot is indeed set to arrive this year.

The news was accompanied by a short new CG trailer, titled Father and Son, which shows off Kratos and Atreus fighting off multiple threats – including an absolutely enormous wolf. Check that out below:

Sony also announced that pre-orders will open on July 15, and showed off four...

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Robert Anderson

God of War: Ragnarok's Collectors Edition Has Been Revealed

God of War: Ragnarok is officially launching on November 9 this year, and we're also getting a brand new Collector's Edition that will be available to preorder soon. The Collector's Edition is set to include a slew of additional physical and digital items for buyers, alongside a 16" replica of the famous Mjölnir hammer.

Preorders for God of War: Ragnarok will be going live from July 15, 2022 at 10:00 am ET, including the Launch Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition, and Collector's Edition.

There...

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Ryan McCaffrey

How Far Away Is Mass Effect 5? – Unlocked 551

As a talented and decorated game developer joins BioWare to work on the next Mass Effect game, we discuss what the nature of her role means for when we can reasonably expect Mass Effect 5 to get done. Spoiler: it's probably going to be quite a while! Plus: predictions for Ubisoft's just-announced September showcase, your chance to try out Halo Infinite's campaign co-op mode, and more!

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Casey David Muir-Taylor

Square Enix Explains How Final Fantasy: Crisis Core Remaster Will Differ from the Original

Final Fantasy 7 fans have been clamoring for more details after last month’s announcement of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion, a remaster of 2007’s Crisis Core, and today Square Enix’s Twitter gave us a tiny taste of what we can expect to see in the full game.

According to Square, the Zack Fair-centric game will differ from the original in several ways including an improved camera and character models.

In last month’s trailer, we got a glimpse at the fast and frantic combat as...

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Ryan Dinsdale

Video Game Cover Artist Recreates Iconic Final Fantasy 14 Track... With 1,000 Singers

A group of more than 1,400 singers have come together to sing Final Fantasy 14's iconic Close in the Distance track, with video game cover artist Alex Moukala at the helm of the project.

Shared on his Twitter, the song's arrangement is also by Moukala alongside fellow cover artist Husky by the Geek, while the singers include a number of special guests including Final Fantasy vocal artists Susan Calloway, Amanda Achen, and Paolo Andrea di Pietro.

YouTubers (and musicians) Studio Nicktendo,...

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Matt Kim

Ubisoft 'Multi-Game' Showcase Coming in September

Ubisoft has been a bit quiet this summer, but the company plans to return to the spotlight when it debuts a Skull and Bones Ubisoft Forward in July followed by another showcase in September with new reveals and updates on several games its studios have been working on.

In a blog post, Ubisoft announced that on July 7 there will be a Skull and Bones spotlight with in-depth look at the upcoming open-world pirate game. Then on September 10 at 12 pm PT/3 pm ET, a new Ubisoft Forward "returns in...

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Ryan Dinsdale

Battlefield Will Seemingly Reintroduce a Single Player Campaign in Future Games

EA's Battlefield series will seemingly return to including single player campaigns, according to a new job listing at the publisher's Seattle-based studio.

While we already knew that Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto was leading a Battlefield universe project at the Seattle studio, the job listing for a design director specifically mentions the creation of "a new Battlefield campaign".

As reported by VGC, the design director will be responsible for "creating a best-in-class single player campaign...

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Jesse Schedeen

Cyberpunk 2077: Blackout #2 - Exclusive Preview of the Spinoff Comic

Dark Horse Comics continues to expand on the characters and world of Cyberpunk 2077. The publisher recently debuted their newest spinoff comic, dubbed Cyberpunk 2077: Blackout, and now IGN can debut an exclusive preview of the second chapter.

Check out the slideshow gallery below for a closer look at Blackout #2, from writer Bartosz Sztybor and artist Roberto Ricci:

Blackout follows a beleaguered protagonist named Arturo, who works as a braindance repairman. The wealthy citizens of Night City...

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Adam Mathew

Aussie Deals: Awesome Rainy Day Discounts, 59 Buck Pokémon Arceus, $8 PS Hits and More!

The best feature of video games are their power to completely and utterly distract. Interactive escapism can whisk us from our current predicaments—like, I dunno, copping more rain in one week than London gets in a year—to happier, drier worlds. But I digress. Today I've found some great discounts. Splash out on The Sinking City, Subnautica, BioShock or Abzû and forget your worries for a while.

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Ryan Dinsdale

My Hero Academia Battle Royale Gets New Trailer and Beta Announcement

Bandai Namco has released a new trailer for its My Hero Academia battle royale game, My Hero Ultra Rumble, and announced a second beta.

Players from the U.S. and Canada can sign up for a PlayStation 4 beta on the game's website. The test will give invitees the chance to play Ultra Rumble ahead of its official release date. While the beta is restricted to one platform, Ultra Rumble will be also be released for Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.

The trailer (above) gives fans the first...

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Adam Mathew

Aussie Deals: Score Pokémon Scarlet & Violet for $128, Extra Steam Summer Sale Goodies and More!

Given local rainfall has been 3 month's worth in two days—and my youngest is thinking about using the PS5 as a skimboard to cross our living room—I'll be brief. On this, the rainiest of days during school holidays, you're going to want a bunch of games to keep yourself sane. I've collected a few worth owning below. Best secure/order them before the next trick happens: power outage. Or locusts. I forget the order.

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Adam Bankhurst

Summer Games Done Quick 2022 Raises $3.01 Million for Doctors Without Borders

Summer Games Done Quick, the week-long 24-hour video game speedrunning marathon that raises money for charity, has just raised over $3.01 million for Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières.

2022's Summer Games Done Quick was the first in-person Games Done Quick event since Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 in Orlando, FL, and this year's event was held from June 26 - July 3 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington - Minneapolis South.

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Adam Bankhurst

Ubisoft to Shut Down Multiplayer and Online Services for 15 Games in September 2022

Ubisoft is set to shut down multiplayer and online services for 15 games on September 1, 2022, including five Assassin's Creed games, Far Cry 3, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, and more.

For games like Assassin's Creed 3 (2012 Release) and Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, the installation of access to DLC will also be unavailable on that date.

"Closing the online services for some older games allows us to focus our resources on delivering great experiences for...

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Adam Bankhurst

Final Fantasy 14 Patch 6.2 Arrives in August and Adds the Island Sanctuary

Final Fantasy 14's upcoming Patch 6.2, which is titled Buried Memory, will add the long-awaited Island Sanctuary that will allow players to gather materials, build facilities, care for creatures, and much more on their very own island.

Revealed during the latest Letter from the Producer LIVE broadcast for Final Fantasy 14, Island Sanctuary very much sounds like it takes inspiration from games like Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley and it is being described as "relaxing solo content" that...

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Lindsey Salzer

7 Minecraft Kitchen Ideas to Enhance Your Builds

Despite food playing such a big role in Minecraft, few people go out of their way to design a fully furnished kitchen for their homes. Whilst they don’t serve any literal functional purpose, it does allow for a higher level of RP, and also means that you can dedicate specific areas of your home to certain tasks. Do you want to have visitors and host people over a long table, GoT style? Do you want a basic, cute kitchen all to yourself?

As you plan out a kitchen design, your choice will...

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Jada Griffin

Let's Talk About Our Favorite Games of the Year So Far!

We've officially made it through the first six months of 2022, and we had some excellent games to pass the time. We are excited to see what everyone has been playing for the first half of 2022. Are you still trapped in the Lands Between of Elden Ring, perfecting your PVP build while waiting for new content? Has anything come close to or surpassed it to potentially be your Game of the Year frontrunner?

Let's Talk About is back for another installment. Today we want to hear from all of you...

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Travis Northup

Destiny 2: Where Is Xur Today? Location and Exotic Items for July 1-5

The animate sloppy joe, Xûr, is now live in Destiny 2 for the weekend until next week's reset. If you're looking to get your some shiny new Exotic armor or weapons for your Guardian, look no further.

Each week, Xûr has a random assortment of Exotic armor, one for each Guardian class, as well as a random Exotic Weapon and an Exotic Engram available for purchase. In addition to his Exotic wares, he's got a random collection of Legendary weapons and armor to deck out your Guardians.

We've...

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Ryan Dinsdale

Robots Could Be Umpiring MLB Games as Early as 2024

The MLB could introduce "robot umpire" systems as early as 2024 according to commissioner Rob Manfred.

While this conjures images of C-3PO style bots taking to the field, it's instead baseball's automated ball strike-zone system, more akin to goal-line technology in soccer.

In an interview with ESPN, Manfred addressed fan concerns over the length of stoppages in MLB games caused by video-replay reviews of umpire calls. He appeared fairly confident that the technology is ready, saying simply...

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Luke Reilly

F1 22 Review

It’s a new era for the world of Formula 1, with some of the biggest changes seen in the sport in four decades shaking up not only the status quo, but also the spines of the drivers as teams wrestle to rein in the engineering quirks of this year’s new cars. Codemasters has followed suit with F1 22, stopping short of infusing this season’s back-busting porpoising phenomenon into its handling model but tinkering just enough with its reliably robust annual racer that it does feel...

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