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Kat Bailey

Square Enix is Co-Developing a Final Fantasy 9 Animated Series

A Final Fantasy 9 animated series is currently under development, Kidscreen reports. It is being co-developed with Square Enix by French studio Cyber Group Studios, with Cyber Group also handling distribution, licensing, and merchandise.

Episode count and length have not been finalized, Cyber Group Studios CEO Pierre Sissmann says. However, it will be in production by the end of 2021 or the beginning of 2022, and will reportedly be aimed toward children between the ages of eight and 13....

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Wesley LeBlanc

Sonic 2022 Developers Aiming to Lay the Foundation For Future Sonic Games to Come

Sonic Team is looking to lay a foundation for future Sonic games to come with its upcoming Sonic 2022 title.

This game, unofficially referred to as Sonic 2022 due to the announcement that the currently title-less game will release next year, was announced in May with a short and mysterious teaser. Not much has been learned since that teaser but Sonic Team's Takashi Iizuka hopes it will lay the foundation for future games.

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Rebekah Valentine

Xbox Game Studios Hires Portal's Kim Swift For Cloud Initiative

Xbox Game Studios Publishing has hired Portal lead designer Kim Swift as its new senior director of cloud gaming.

In a tweet today, the publishing arm announced that Swift's hire was to "accelerate our innovation and collaborate with independent studios to build games for the cloud."

Swift has had a lengthy career at some of the industry's largest companies, going from project lead at Valve on Portal and designer on Left 4 Dead to roles at Amazon and EA. Most recently, she was a game design...

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Wesley LeBlanc

Call of Duty: Warzone Accidentally Introduced a Door That Kills You

There's a regular ole' door that can insta-kill you in Call of Duty: Warzone following the game's recent update for Season 4.

Activision's popular battle royale received its Season 4 update last week and it brought with it a new Gulag, new limited-time events, a Zombies Outbreak region, and more. It also made an otherwise boring door a stone-cold killer.

This news comes by way of Kotaku, which reports that this mysterious killer door can be found in the Salt Mine area on the recently-revamped...

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Jordan Oloman

Gotham Knights Developer Seemingly Starting Work on a Brand New AAA Game

It looks like WB Montreal is tooling up to start work on a brand new AAA game, according to recently posted job listings.

The Gotham Knights developer is currently wrapping up the Batman co-op action game, but PCGamesN has spotted a job listing that might give us an inkling as to what they're up to next.

A listing for a Senior Gameplay / Animation Programmer seen on the WB Games Montreal website says that it is seeking talented individuals "to work with its game development team responsible...

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Joe Skrebels

Cyberpunk 2077: PS4 Version Will Be Improved 'Throughout the Year' as Game Returns to PS Store

As promised last week, Cyberpunk 2077 has returned to the PlayStation Store after 186 days away – but Sony has once again cautioned base PS4 players that they could experience performance problems. That should be eased over time, with the promise that this year will continue to see fixes for the last-gen version.

In a tweet (below), PlayStation announced the return of the game to its digital storefront, but made clear to mention that, "Work on the PS4 version continues, with fixes and...

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Chris Reed

Amazon Prime Day 2021 Video Game Deals Are Here

The Amazon Prime Day 2021 deals have arrived. As it has been in recent years, Prime Day is a two-day event, running June 21 - 22. And just like always, you can find discounts on a vast swath of items at the online retailer. Among those discounts, Amazon offers all kinds of video game deals during its annual sale event. So whether you play on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, or PC, you'll likely find some worthwhile deals.

The only catch is that, once the deals start,...

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Adam Bankhurst

18 New Details We Learned From the Sea of Thieves: A Pirate's Life Showcase

Jack Sparrow, Davy Jones, and the world of Pirates of the Caribbean are set to collide with the world of Sea of Thieves in the free A Pirate's Life expansion on June 22, and Rare has presented a showcase that dives deep into what makes this new adventure special for not only the players, but for the team who brought it to life.

Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life for Me

The Pirates of the Caribbean-themed A Pirate's Life expansion for Sea of Thieves will arrive free to all players on June 22 and...

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Lauren Gallaway

Sea of Thieves: A Pirate's Life Preview – E3 2021

One of the best trailers to come out of the Xbox/Bethesda presentation at E3 was A Pirate's Life campaign from Sea of Thieves. The trailer featured iconic Disney characters Jack Sparrow, Mr. Gibbs, Davy Jones and boasted the pirate quest of a lifetime. This collaboration made quite a splash at E3 and will kick off Sea of Thieves Season 3 on June 22, 2021.

IGN recently got to preview this new in-game event ahead of today's Pirate's Life Showcase. We saw 40 minutes of gameplay and story...

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Adam Bankhurst

Thanos Returns to Fortnite, This Time as an Outfit in the Item Shop

Three years after being featured in a limited-time mode in Fortnite, Thanos is set to return to the battle royale as a purchasable outfit in the game's Item Shop for the first time.

The Mad Titan himself will arrive in Fortnite's Item Shop on June 26 at 5pm PT/8pm ET/1am BST (6/27) and will be available alongside the Infinity Gauntlet Back Bling inspired by Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame - complete with all six Infinity Stones.

For those who can't wait to play as Thanos, players will have...

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Adam Bankhurst

Castlevania Advance Collection Appears on Australian Ratings Board

The Castlevania Advance Collection has appeared on the Australian ratings board, hinting that a new game featuring all or some of Game Boy Advance's Castlevania games may be on the way.

This currently unannounced Castlevania Advance Collection was classified on June 18, and it lists Konami Digital Entertainment as the Applicant and the Publisher and M2 as the author.

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Adam Bankhurst

George R.R. Martin's Elden Ring Contributions Were Done 'Years Ago,' He Says

Following the announcement of Elden Ring's release date via its first gameplay trailer at E3 2021, George R.R. Martin has confirmed that his work on Elden Ring wrapped up years ago.

As reported by Eurogamer, Martin spoke to local news station WWTW when visiting Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and discussed his career and his work on the much-anticipated Elden Ring.

George R. R. Martin talks Elden Ring in new interview:
-His work on the game was done many years ago
-He...

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Adam Bankhurst

Sony Wants to Support Cross-Play More, PlayStation Boss Jim Ryan Says

After being one of the slowest to adopt cross-play, Sony Interactive Entertainment's president and CEO Jim Ryan has said the company wants more cross-platform multiplayer for PlayStation games.

In an interview with Axios, Ryan clearly stated that "we support and encourage cross-play," while also noting that cross-play currently works with such big games as Fortnite, Rocket League, Call of Duty, Minecraft, and Destiny 2, the last of which will be available soon.

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Xbox Live's Major Nelson

Niche – A Genetics Survival Game Is Now Available For Xbox One And Xbox Series X|S

Niche - a genetics survival game

Stray Fawn Studio

????? ????? $19.99 Get it now Niche - a genetics survival game is a fresh blend of turn-based strategy and simulation combined with rogue-like elements. Shape your own species of cat/fox/bear/dog-like animals based on real genetics. Keep your animals alive against all odds, such as hungry predators, climate...

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Gears Triple Bundle Is Now Available For Windows 10, Xbox One, And Xbox Series X|S (Xbox Play Anywhere And Smart Delivery)

Gears Triple Bundle

Xbox Game Studios

????? 457 ????? $79.99 Get it now Xbox One X Enhanced Squad up for Gears 5, Gears Tactics and the Gears 5: Hivebusters expansion, brought together in this remarkable bundle. From the early days of the Locust war to the icy bases of Mount Kadar and the jungles of the Galangi islands, experience...

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Rebekah Valentine

16 Amazing Indie Games You Missed at E3 2021 and Beyond

If you've been paying attention to the news coming out of E3, you've likely already gushed over your favorite trailers for games like Starfield, Forza Horizon 5, Metroid Dread, the sequel to Breath of the Wild, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands...I could go on all day. There were a lot of great games!

So many, in fact, that it may have been easy to miss some of the most stand-out gems from the smaller showcases surrounding events like Xbox's and Nintendo's. This year's summer week of gaming...

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Galaxy Champions TV Is Now Available For Xbox One And Xbox Series X|S

Galaxy Champions TV

Silesia Games Sp. z o.o.

????? ????? $6.99 $5.59 Get it now Galaxy Champions TV is a top-down closed arena shooter inspired by the classic arcade game Smash TV. Get powerful weapons and power-ups, kill huge amount of enemies, level up, unlock upgrades and beat all the bosses to become the champion of the most violent TV show of...

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Brian Barnett

Elder Scrolls Online Director Talks About Saving The Game After Rocky Launch – IGN Unfiltered

ZeniMax Online Studio's President Matt Firor recalls the rocky launch of ESO [Elder Scrolls Online], and how ZeniMax Media CEO, Robert A. Altman, gave the development team a rare chance to course-correct.

IGN's Ryan McCaffrey sat down with Firor to discuss Elder Scrolls Online in the latest episode of IGN Unfiltered, as well as Mythic's shared history with Blizzard, ZeniMax Online's second project, and more.

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Joe Skrebels

Disney's New Gaming Philosophy Is About Making Developers' Dreams Come True

“There was a time, 10, 15 years ago, when we were like, ‘Yeah, let's make a movie-based game. We know what it is.’ That's not what we're doing anymore.” 

Luigi Priore has a very clear idea about what a Disney game is – and isn’t – these days. The phrase ‘licensed game’ comes with an in-built wince for players of a certain age, bringing to mind wonky retellings of movie scripts achieved primarily through bargain-bucket action mechanics. The VP of Disney & Pixar Games has a...

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Dan Stapleton

Chivalry 2 Review

While other first-person sword fighting games like Mordhau and Kingdom Come: Deliverance have tried to sell themselves on the realism of their hitboxes or the high skill ceilings of their combat systems, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare has always been unashamed to fall a bit more on the arcadey side. Its sequel, Chivalry 2 continues that tradition, and I think it's actually a better multiplayer experience because of that philosophy. There’s still a lot of skill involved, but it's easier to dive...

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