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Tristan Ogilvie

PGA Tour 2K21 Hands-On Preview: Everybody’s Golf?

It’s been a long time since EA’s Tiger Woods PGA Tour dominated dorm rooms in the early noughties, but although that series has since faded harder than a crooked tee shot — perhaps taking the mainstream popularity of the virtual sport with it — golf games have never completely gone away. Developer HB Studios has been quietly cultivating a loyal following of diehard links lovers with its series of The Golf Club games in recent years, and by rebranding its latest release to PGA Tour...

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Matt Purslow

Mysterious Fortnite Item Suggests a Tenet Event Has Begun

A mysterious orange carry case and an odd, triangular device mounted on top of it has been found in Fortnite, prompting speculation that an in-game marketing event for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet has begun.

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— Rapture (@RaptureIsCool) August 6, 2020 The item can be found at Steamy Stacks, in the Unit 4 building. Head inside and you can faintly hear some music. Break through the ground beneath the unit’s staircase, and then break through the...

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Joe Skrebels

Marvel's Avengers' Most Superficial Problem Could End Up Being Its Biggest

A confession: my superhero wish fulfillment fantasies have never revolved around altering what kind of bones The Incredible Hulk has inside his wrist. I like a great deal of what I’ve played from Marvel’s Avengers so far. I like the tone of the storyline, I’m encouraged by the amount of control I have over what kind of hero I’m getting to play with, and I love how much of Kamala Khan’s moveset seems to revolve around punting robots right in the techno-solar plexus with a shoe the...

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Ryan McCaffrey

xCloud Might Be Xbox’s Secret Weapon

Project xCloud takes the next big step towards becoming a major part of the Xbox ecosystem, and we discuss how it's kind of like the "Xboy" handheld Xbox that we never got. Plus: the ramifications of Halo Infinite's multiplayer being free-to-play, how Xbox fans feel about PlayStation's exclusive Spider-Man deal in Marvel's Avengers, and more! Subscribe on any of your favorite podcast feeds, or grab an MP3 download of this week's episode. For more awesome content, check out the latest...

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Jonathon Dornbush

Will PS5's Big Questions Be Answered This Month?

On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Lucy O'Brien to discuss the biggest PS4 and PS5 news around, even as we question whether we'll finally learn about the PS5 price and release date this month. Watch the new episode below! [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/05/will-ps5s-big-questions-be-answered-this-month-fall-guys-interview-beyond-episode-660"] Plus, the cast dives into what...

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Matt T.M. Kim

Ninja Starts Streaming on Twitch Again After Mixer Closure

Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins is choosing to spend his post-Mixer career in a more flexible position after streaming on Twitch earlier today. Coupled with his recent debut on YouTube and it seems Blevins isn’t choosing to exclusively stream on one service over another. This marks the first time Blevins has streamed on Twitch since leaving Mixer, which shut down last month. Blevins signed an exclusive streaming deal with Microsoft’s Mixer almost a year ago, but the service has since been...

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Mitchell Saltzman

Street Fighter 5 Announces New Characters, Including Akira From Rival Schools

Capcom held a Street Fighter Summer Update livestream today where the developers announced four of the five new characters joining Street Fighter 5 in the upcoming Season 5 of content. The new Street Fighters include Dan, the long time Street Fighter mainstay who last appeared in Street Fighter 4; Rose, who was introduced in Street Fighter Alpha and also made her last appearance in Street Fighter 4; Oro, who hasn't been seen as a playable character in Street Fighter since his one appearance...

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Jonathon Dornbush

Marvel’s Avengers: Meet Your Superhero Home Base, the Helicarrier

Every good superhero needs a good superhero base, and that’s even more true for a superhero team — especially one that needs to be reassembled. And what better metaphorical place for Marvel’s Avengers’ titular team to rebuild than in the hull of a broken down helicarrier, which will itself be built up over the course of Avengers’ campaign. But the giant mobile home, known as the Chimera, will be a hub for players both in the campaign as well as when they venture into the War Zone...

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IGN Staff

Avengers: How Spider-Man Became a PlayStation-Exclusive Character

IGN Japan has reported on the reasoning behind Spider-Man’s appearance as an exclusive DLC character on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of Marvel’s Avengers, as explained by Crystal Dynamics studio head Scot Amos. The announcement of the upcoming addition of Spidey to the roster of heroes in 2021 was welcomed by PlayStation fans, but those who plan to play Marvel’s Avengers on other systems have been less enthused. “(The inclusion of) Spider-Man is a unique opportunity...

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Alysia Judge

The Unexpected Ways The Last of Us 2 Told Its Story

Hours into The Last of Us 2, deep inside a flooded bookstore, a page lies torn from a children’s novel. If you direct Ellie to pick up the scrap, you’ll see it holds two stories. The first is an illustration of a solemn horse and rabbit, mottled by damp. “When a child REALLY loves you,” says the horse, “then you become real.”

 “Does it hurt?” asks the rabbit. Ellie reads the exchange next to a broken bookshelf that yawns up at the sky like a shattered rib...

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Matt Purslow

Souls-like Mortal Shell Set for Release This Month

Mortal Shell, the Souls-like game from new developer Cold Symmetry, has finally set its release date after completing its public beta last month. The full game will be available on August 18, on both PC and consoles. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/07/02/mortal-shell-hands-on-preview-finding-its-own-souls-like-voice"] While the beta was only available on Epic Games Store on PC, the full game is also available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and all will launch at the same...

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David Jagneaux

Windbound Is a Survival Game With a Touch of Zelda

At this point it’s starting to feel like if you’ve played one survival/crafting game, you’ve played them all. The tone and art style are typically realistic with a gritty flair, the gameplay loop is almost always the same, and they’re usually not polished enough to feel completed. That was the case at least until now. Grounded is delivering a delightful new take on survival/crafting games with its inventive creativity and now Windbound is here to blow a breath of fresh air into the...

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Mark Medina

Marvel's Avengers: The Final Preview

Marvel’s Avengers seems to be trying a little too hard to please everyone. It’s both a set-piece driven, action-packed, explosive single-player adventure, while also balancing an intrinsically tied cooperative mode with a complex loot system at its core. Its seasoned cast of voice-talent does a tremendous job breathing new life into these familiar characters, and the overall story benefits from it. The combat is mostly fun and flashy, though sometimes a little too frantic. But while some...

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Peter "Durante" Thoman

Horizon Zero Dawn PC Port Analysis

Sony’s announcement, made earlier this year, that Horizon Zero Dawn would be released on PC caused quite some uproar. And with good reason: it’s the first time that the company will release one of its flagship single-player first-party games on the platform. It is, as of yet, unknown whether this is a one-off exception, part of a new approach of porting older games, or even indicative of a larger strategic shift. What we can discuss in detail, however, is the quality of the game’s PC...

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Joe Skrebels

Fall Guys: How One of its Hardest Minigames Was Built, From Start to Finish

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockdown is a brand new multiplayer game that sounds like a Battle Royale, but plays more like a game show, with every round acting as a new means of eliminating swathes of players, until only one victor is left standing. Every level in the game comes with its own flavour, and you’ll get to know, love, hate, and love them all over again as you play. With each level machine-tooled to balance fun, frustration, chaos, and skill, I decided to talk to lead game designer...

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Jordan Oloman

Call of Duty 2020 Will Be Integrated With Warzone

Call of Duty 2020 and other upcoming "premium titles" will have a "tight integration" with Call of Duty: Warzone, according to Activision's President Rob Kostich. The news arrives thanks to an Activision Blizzard Q2 earnings call which took place on August 4. During the call, Kostich revealed that there will be "a very tight integration" between Call of Duty: Warzone and this year's upcoming Call of Duty game. "And what you should expect is that there will be a very tight integration...

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Matt T.M. Kim

Call of Duty 2020 in Playable State, Developed by Treyarch and Raven

In a call with investors, Activision revealed that this year’s Call of Duty game from Treyarch and Raven Software is still in development, with Activision devs testing the game internally. The company also says news about the next annual Call of Duty title should be revealed “soon.” In the Q1 2020 financial briefing, Activision confirmed that a new mainline Call of Duty game is still in development. “The game looks incredible right now and, internally, people are having a ton of fun...

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Mitchell Saltzman

Nioh 2: The Tengu's Disciple Review

Nioh 2 was never a game starved for content, but the first of three planned pieces of DLC, The Tengu’s Disciple, is a substantial addition all its own. It introduces the coastal Yashima region with three new areas and 10 new missions that can, and most likely will, take players at least 10 hours to complete. Even more than that, there’s also a brand new weapon type called the Splitstaff, a large handful of new enemy types, challenging new boss fights, new armor and weapon sets, new soul...

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Jesse Schedeen

Every Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Movie, TV Series and Game

Has any pop culture franchise been through more permutations and reboots than Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? It doesn't help that so many of these projects are named simply "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "TMNT" or some other variation thereof. With Turtle Mania as strong as it's ever been, and with even more Turtle adventures in the works across various media, we figured now is a great time to break down the history of the franchise. Read on to learn about all the many incarnations of TMNT...

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Jordan Sirani

PS4 Sales Top 112 Million Units

PlayStation 4 sales have surpassed 112 million units, Sony announced today as part of its quarterly earnings report. During the first quarter of its fiscal year (April 1–June 30), Sony reported PS4 sales of 1.9 million units, bringing its lifetime sales total to 112.3 million. The year-over-year decrease — Sony sold 3.2 million PS4s during the same time frame in 2019 — was expected considering the approaching launch of PlayStation 5. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery"...

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