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Adam Bankhurst

Epic Is Losing Hundreds of Millions As it Battles Steam

Epic is set to lose at least $330 million in its battle to gain market share from Steam, mainly due to it offering exclusive games and free titles on its Epic Games Store. As reported by PC Gamer, Epic's legal fight with Apple has given us insight into how much Epic is spending to build up the Epic Games Store, including that it committed around $444 million to exclusivity deals in 2020 alone. [ignvideo...

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Adam Bankhurst

Outriders Crossplay is Now Fully Functional Across PlayStation, Xbox, and PC

Outriders has confirmed that crossplay between PlayStation, Xbox, and PC is once again fully functional, and it has also confirmed that it is hard at work on resolving the inventory wiping bug that is plaguing many players and that a restoration event in the near future is set to bring back what was lost. Crossplay was turned off during Outriders' rocky launch, but the latest patch that has now been deployed to all platforms will now allow friends to play together no matter where they...

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Jonathon Dornbush

PlayStation’s Focus on Too Big to Fail Games Is Concerning

Sony’s consistent output of critical and commercial smash hits is undoubtedly a key factor in PlayStation’s rise from the ashes after the troubled launch of the PlayStation 3. By doubling down on beloved franchises like Uncharted, a revived God of War, and more recent hits like Marvel’s Spider-Man and Ghost of Tsushima, Sony’s stable of first-party studios has become synonymous with chart-topping, award-winning games. But a new report from Bloomberg suggests that Sony’s upper...

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Mitchell Saltzman

Diablo 2 Resurrected Alpha: The Good and the Bad After 1 Day of Play

While Diablo 2 was a defining game of my middle school and high school days – one that I would stay up entirely too late playing and get yelled at by my parents telling me to go to sleep – it’s also a game that I haven’t touched in almost 20 years. So my first hours with Diablo 2 Resurrected was a good reminder of three things:

Diablo 2’s music kicks ass

It’s still by far the best in the series when it comes to atmosphere and tone

It’s old as hell

That third point is...

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Daemon Hatfield

Want EA to Adjust Your Game Difficulty for You?

Welcome back to Game Scoop!, the ONLY video game podcast! This week your Omega Cops -- Daemon Hatfield, Tina Amini, Sam Claiborn, and Justin Davis -- are discussing topics like EA's plans to possible adjust your game difficulty automatically, the return of E3, Yakuza games, and more. And, of course, they play Video Game 20 Questions. The music in this episode is from The Guardian Legend on NES. Watch the video above or hit the link below to your favorite podcast service. Listen on: Apple...

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Rebekah Valentine

The Last of Us Part 2, Tell Me Why Tie for Outstanding Video Game at GLAAD Media Awards

Last night, LGBTQ media advocacy organization GLAAD hosted its 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards, where The Last of Us Part 2 and Tell Me Why tied to receive the honor for Outstanding Video Game. The Outstanding Video Game category was added in 2018, and has previously been awarded to The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset and The Outer Worlds. The award is intended to honor LGBTQ inclusion and fair, accurate representation in gaming. Dontnod's Tell Me Why was honored for its depiction of Tyler,...

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Brian Barnett

IO CEO Speaks About Crunch Culture, Where Overtime Belongs in The Industry

In the newest episode of IGN Unfiltered, Ryan McCaffrey sat down with IO Interactive co-owner and CEO Hakan Abrak to discuss crunch, the team's upcoming James Bond game, the future of Hitman, separating from Square Enix, and more. When asked what he thought about crunch, Abrak said, "I took over as executive producer on [Kayne and Lynch] just two years before it was launched, and at that point the technology was just barely done. It was nowhere. Although it had been on the way for five...

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Esra Krabbe

Resident Evil Village Map and Mother Miranda Art Revealed

Considering the game’s title, it might not come as a surprise that portraying a village with a real sense of place was one of the main goals for Resident Evil Village’s developers. In a previous interview, director Morimasa Sato explained how the team implemented a village as the game’s central theme, and how they created different areas, characters and experiences with that theme in mind. Footage from the trailers shows a lonely village tucked away high in the mountains with...

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Joe Skrebels

The Last of Us Remake Reportedly in Development, and Days Gone 2 Pitch Rejected

Sony studios are reportedly working on a remake of The Last of Us, while Sony Bend begins work on a new game after an unsuccessful 2019 pitch to make Days Gone 2. In a new Bloomberg report into dissatisfaction among Sony's lesser-known studios, sources say that a Last of Us remake codenamed T1X was started by Michael Mumbauer, the founder of Visual Arts Service Group (a Sony developer that traditionally assists development on PlayStation Studios' games). Mumbauer apparently assembled a...

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Jordan Oloman

The Last Campfire Update Adds More Puzzles, Higher Framerate And Replayability Features

Hello Games' The Last Campfire has received a surprise update. The studio has said that while The Last Campfire "isn't a live service game like No Man's Sky," the team wanted to implement some larger features so they could "move on from this game they care so much about." Hello Games has added 20% more puzzles to the game, as well as the ability to replay any puzzle at any time. This arrives alongside a host of performance improvements, controller and Mac support, a higher framerate cap...

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Jordan Oloman

Neo: The World Ends With You - July Release Date, Gameplay Details Revealed

Neo: The World Ends With You will be released on July 27, and we've learned a whole host of gameplay details. A PlayStation Blog article provided the date, as well as a deep-dive into the story and gameplay. Neo: The World Ends With You is a sequel to Square Enix's 2007 Nintendo DS title The World Ends With You. Set in Shibuya ward in Tokyo, you play a character called Rindo, who is part of a street crew called The Wicked Twisters. Your job is to uncover "the mysteries behind the sinister...

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Felicia Miranda

How to Watch the Next Resident Evil Village Showcase

Capcom announced another Resident Evil Showcase where fans can expect one last look at gameplay ahead of the Resident Evil Village launch. IGN is carrying the stream and if you’d like to watch it along with us, continue reading for more information on when it will air, where you can watch it, and what to expect. Resident Evil Showcase (April 2021) Date and Start Time The Resident Evil Showcase will take place on April 15, 2021, and will start at 3pm PDT, 6pm EDT, and 11pm BST. [ignvideo...

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Logan Plant

Outriders 'Appreciation Package' Will Reward Those Hit By Server Issues

After a launch filled with server issues, the developers of Outriders are awarding any player who tried the game in its first two weeks a Community Appreciation Package. The developers say they're still working on the package, but the plan is to make the rewards available for anyone who played Outriders between March 31 and April 11. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=outriders-ign-first&captions=true"] The gift includes a Legendary Weapon and an amount of...

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Matt Purslow

Resident Evil RE: Verse Beta Suspended Due To Matchmaking Issues

The Open Beta Test for the upcoming Resident Evil multiplayer game mode, RE: Verse, has been temporarily suspended due to matchmaking troubles.

?Regarding the RE:Verse OBT? As we are still seeing issues with RE:Verse OBT matchmaking service, we have decided that until further notice to temporarily suspend the OBT to resolve the problem. We will continue to investigate, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused.

— Capcom Dev 1 (@dev1_official) April 8, 2021 Announced on Twitter, Capcom...

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Brian Barnett

IO Interactive Is Working On A New IP In Addition to Hitman and James Bond

In the latest episode of IGN Unfiltered, Ryan McCaffrey was joined by IO Interactive CEO and co-owner Hakan Abrak to talk about what IO is working on, the upcoming James Bond game, the future of Hitman, separating from Square Enix, and much more. While discussing his thoughts on "support studios," Abrak also revealed that Hitman and the highly anticipated James Bond game aren't the only projects the studio is working on. [ignvideo...

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Matt Purslow

Streets of Rage 4: New Characters and Modes Coming Across Paid and Free DLC

Co-developers Dotemu, Lizardcube, and Guard Crush Games have announced that Streets of Rage 4 is to receive a new game mode, characters, and customisation options across two DLC packages; a paid-for pack and a free update. The paid-for Mr. X Nightmare DLC adds three new playable characters and a survival mode. All three characters have yet to be revealed, but the DLC announcement trailer reveals that Estel Aguirre, who was an enemy character in Street of Rage 4’s campaign, will now be a...

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Joe Skrebels

Resident Evil Village Showcase Announced as New Demo Files Seemingly Appear

Capcom has announced a Resident Evil Village showcase for April 15, and files for a new 'gameplay demo' appear to have been uploaded to the PlayStation Network. Announced on Twitter, Capcom says the showcase will include a new trailer and gameplay, "along with a few other surprises" on April 15 at 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern / 11pm UK (that's April 16 at 8am AEST).

Brace yourselves for the next Resident Evil Showcase which goes live on April 15th at 3 PM PDT / 11 PM BST! Once again hosted by...

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Jordan Oloman

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Two New Maps Quietly Removed A Week After They Were Added

Infinity Ward added a trio of new maps to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare last week, but the studio has now quietly removed two of them without explanation. Last week we reported that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which Activision had seemingly ended support for, received the classic Call of Duty 4 map Killhouse, as well as two new maps called Al-Raab Airbase and Drainage.

In addition to Killhouse, the Drainage (Gunfight) and Al-Raab Airbase maps are also available in #ModernWarfare Private...

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