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Amelia Zollner

Cyberpunk 2077 In Unreal Engine 5 Offers a Glimpse Of What CD Projekt Red Was Trying To Pull Off

Since the release of Cyberpunk 2077, fans have held mixed feelings about the game, which was released in a buggy state after being delayed multiple times. While many players still love Cyberpunk 2077, some fans have taken it upon themselves to improve the somewhat controversial title.

In a recent tech demo, YouTuber and developer Enfant Terrible reimagines the world of Night City using Unreal Engine 5. According to the video’s caption, Enfant Terrible utilized tools like environment...

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Jon Ryan

Asterigos: Curse of the Stars Is a Promising (if Unpolished) Mythic-Fantasy Action-RPG

As someone who loves the melding of classical myth and epic fantasy, plus keeps having Netflix recommend him “shows with a strong female lead,” Asterigos: Curse of the Stars easily caught my eye when it was announced last fall. I was recently sent a demo build of an early segment, and while it may not be as polished as it could be at this stage, I definitely put down my controller curious to see how this fantastical adventure inspired by a combination of Greek and Roman mythology will...

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Ryan Dinsdale

Elden Ring Mod Pits Malenia Against Every Other Boss

An Elden Ring mod is pitting one of the game's most infamous bosses, Malenia, Blade of Miquella, against every other major boss in the game.

YouTube user Garden of Eyes - who also modded legendary summon Let Me Solo Her into Elden Ring and gave Bloodborne a first person mode - uploaded a video of Malenia taking on 25 other bosses.

The fights can be watched as if from one of Elden Ring's suspicious colosseums through a spectator camera, with Malenia starting with Grafted Scion before later...

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Matt Purslow

Ubisoft Plus Coming to New PlayStation Plus Service

Ubisoft has announced that its Game Pass-like service, Ubisoft+, is coming to PlayStation. Furthermore, a version of it will be available as part of the new PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium subscription tiers.

Ubisoft+ will first be available on PlayStation in the form of Ubisoft+ Classics, which comes bundled with PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium tiers. This version of Ubisoft+ features a “curated selection of popular games” (27 available at launch) that will include Assassin’s...

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Bo Moore

PS5 VRR Update – Performance Review

Variable Rate Refresh has been one of the most requested features on the PlayStation 5 since it launched nearly two years ago. Sony has now resolved that, finally rolling out VRR to PS5 consoles, allowing players with a compatible TV or monitor to activate the feature in potentially any PS5 game. There’s a short list of games that will receive a patch enabling VRR support in the coming weeks, but you can turn it on for unsupported games as well – just know that those without official...

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Ryan Dinsdale

Final Fantasy 14 Is Cracking Down On Players Who Use Mods

A Final Fantasy 14 streamer was jailed in-game, banned for ten days, and got a week's suspension on Twitch for using mods in the MMO, amid a seeming crackdown on their use.

As reported by Polygon, Twitch user Bagel Goose was streaming Final Fantasy 14 with mods active (that altered his own visuals without affecting other players) when his character was teleported to an in-game jail to face judgement from a moderator.

Various mods have been created to alter the players' HUD and make things like...

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Adam Mathew

Aussie Deals: Up to 70% Off Double Packs, Anthologies, Collections and More!

With some franchises it's in your interest to just get the whole damn lot in one fell swoop. This is especially true if the price is right. Today, that is definitely the case for Far Cry, Grand Theft Auto, Jedi Knight, Crash Bandicoot and NetherRealm's best fighting games. Time to pad out your games connoisseur collection on the cheap.

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Ryan Dinsdale

Elden Ring: Let Me Solo Her Livestreams 1000th Malenia Kill

Elden Ring's mightiest hero, Let Me Solo Her has now defeated Malenia, Blade of Miquella 1,000 times – and shared his glory with fans by livestreaming the milestone on YouTube.

Despite being considered one of Elden Ring's toughest bosses, with various strategies to defeat Malenia rising and falling, one increasingly guaranteed way to win the fight is by summoning Let Me Solo Her.

The legendary player was first spotted in April for wearing nought but a pot on his head and wielding two...

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Adam Mathew

Aussie Deals: Where to Grab Gotham Knight, Cheap OG Batman Games and More!

Thanks to the recent reveal, I can't wait until it's Bat-time for Gotham Knights. Also, I recently tasked my first-born with replaying Rocksteady's games—from Arkham Asylum to Knight—and can confirm they've all aged like fine wines. If you missed them the first time around or you fancy a cheap replay, I've provided some avenues below.

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Jonathon Dornbush

LEGO’s Horizon Tallneck Set Is Impressively Tall and Fun to Build

Between both of Aloy’s Horizon journeys, I’ve spent dozens of hours meticulously dismantling robotic foes big and small. Scanning for weakpoints, learning what parts make those creatures tick - and which parts will make them go boom - is one of the most thrilling aspects of Horizon Zero Dawn and Horizon Forbidden West.

So I gained a bit of newfound appreciation for these virtual technical marvels as, rather than tearing one apart, I got to construct one with PlayStation and LEGO’s...

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Mitchell Saltzman

Salt and Sacrifice Review

I really wanted to love Salt and Sacrifice, and for a little while, I did. As the sequel to one of my favorite soulslikes, Salt and Sanctuary, it hit all of the buttons I had hoped it would: challenging combat, a huge variety of grotesque and intimidating enemies, fun boss fights, and an expansive world to explore. But there’s a monster-sized twist to Salt and Sacrifice’s gameplay formula: It introduces Monster Hunter-like elements, complete with repeatable boss hunts, roaming area...

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Adam Mathew

Aussie Deals: Scary Good Resi Evil Prices, $120 Off AC Valhalla Complete and More!

If you're keen for a hair-raising experience, best make room in your item box for some cheap Resident Evils. Anybody who craves tense action should set their course for Resi Village. If you prefer the ol' creeping dread instead, Resi 7 will be more your bag. I'd also like to recommend the VR mod for the latter. It's proper brown undergarments stuff.

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Rebekah Valentine

Activision Blizzard Is Sending Anti-Union Emails Ahead of Raven Software Vote

Activision Blizzard is actively discouraging Raven Software QA employees from voting in favor of unionization, ahead of an ongoing election with a deadline of May 20.

According to a Washington Post report, Raven management has been sending employees messages and holding town hall meetings about the election, including an April 26 town hall where employees were told that unionization might harm game development and impact promotions or benefits.

Following that event, an email was reportedly...

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Daemon Hatfield

Game Scoop! 674: Japan Raids Again

Welcome back to IGN Game Scoop!, the ONLY video game podcast! This week your Omega Cops -- Daemon Hatfield, Sam Claiborn, Justin Davis, and Nicholas Limon -- are discussing the richest and poorest video game characters, Elden Ring, Rogue Legacy 2, Spiritfarer, and more. And, of course, they play Video Game 20 Questions.

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George Yang

Hitman 3's Freelancer Mode Delayed to the Second Half of 2022, New Map Arriving in July

IO Interactive announced that Hitman 3's Freelancer mode has been delayed to the second half of 2022 and will no longer launch this spring. To help with the wait, IO is releasing the brand-new Ambrose Island map in July, which is earlier than it was originally planned.

The Freelancer mode introduces rogue-like elements into the game's various campaign missions and allows players to customize Agent 47's new Safehouse. IO explains that the team wanted more time to work on the mode, and shared...

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Adam Bankhurst

Scarlet Witch Joins Fortnite As Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Arrives in Theaters

In celebration of the theatrical release of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Fortnite has announced that Scarlet Witch is now available in the game's Item Shop.

Scarlet Witch, who is also known as Wanda Maximoff, joins Doctor Strange, who was introduced as part of Fortnite's Chapter 3: Season 2 Battle Pass. She also comes complete with a new Back Bling, Pickaxe, and Loading Screen.

More details of Scarlet Witch's arrival were revealed by The Fortnite Team, including that the...

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Robert Anderson

LEGO Horizon Forbidden West Tallneck Finally Back In Stock in the UK

We're finally seeing the LEGO Horizon Forbidden West Tallneck set back in the stock in the UK. It had previously sold out at most retailers, but you can now buy it immediately from GAME, or on back-order from Smyths. The LEGO set includes 1,222 pieces and costs £69.99 if you purchase it now (or $79.99 in the US). We're expecting this to sell out again before the end of the day.

LEGO and PlayStation teamed up to launch the Horizon: Forbidden West set featuring the Tallneck, alongside an Aloy...

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Adam Mathew

Aussie Deals: $39 Halo Infinite, Up to 90% off Sniper Elites and More!

Thank your own personal deity—possibly Zeus—it's Friday! For reasons I can't fully explain, Sniper Elite games are on sale today. Turning fascist heads into canoes hasn't really aged since the series debuted in 2005. In fact, I'd argue the 2P co-op missions of Sniper Elite 4 have made the concept twice as awesome. Speaking of, you also shouldn't go past the buddy action of Sackboy A Big Adventure for the low, low price of $59.

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Rebekah Valentine

FTC Probing Sony's Bungie Acquisition As Gaming Merger Oversight Gets More Aggressive

The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly opening an inquiry into Sony's planned acquisition of Bungie, marking a notable ramp-up in federal oversight of gaming mergers during a period of major industry consolidation.

According to sources speaking with The Information, last week the FTC began seeking more information about the deal in an investigation that could potentially delay its closing by six months or even more. Though a closing date wasn't announced alongside the initial...

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Casey David Muir-Taylor

Ewan McGregor Hints At Obi-Wan Kenobi And Jedi: Fallen Order Connection

Yesterday, a new trailer for the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi dropped. In anticipation of its upcoming release, Ewan McGregor is in full press mode supporting the six-part series and stopped by virtually on the Jimmy Kimmel show.

Over the course of the interview, McGregor dove right into a number of topics ranging from action figures of himself to fans who know more about the series than he does. But it is one specific side comment that made us pause.

In the interview, he praises director Deborah...

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