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BioWare Anthem NEXT is no more, focus on existing franchises

BioWare Anthem NEXT is no more, focus on existing franchises

BioWare made a name for its self with its Dungeons & Dragons games but it did have a few original IPs of its own even back then. The game dev studio made a big bang with its new properties Dragon Age and Mass Effect but, after three major games each, doubts started to rise whether BioWare still had what it takes to do something completely new. If Anthem was supposed to be its answer, it wasn't a very good one, and the cancellation of its NEXT version will probably raise those doubts even higher.

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Cyberpunk 2077 update 1.2 hit with delay following CD Projekt Red cyber attack

Cyberpunk 2077 update 1.2 hit with delay following CD Projekt Red cyber attack

CD Projekt Red today announced a delay for Cyberpunk 2077's big February update. This delay is a side effect from the company's security breach earlier this month, in which hackers made off with a number of internal documents (including the source code for various CD Projekt games) and threatened to release them if a ransom wasn't paid.

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Valheim hits another big milestone in amazing time

Valheim hits another big milestone in amazing time

It was just a few days ago that Valheim developer Iron Gate was celebrating three million sales of its game, and now it has announced an entirely new milestone. Valheim has managed to sell 4 million copies in its short period of availability so far, but what's impressive about that isn't necessarily the total number of sales - massive though it may be - but rather the amount of time it took to get there.

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate Pyra and Mythra deep dive dated

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Pyra and Mythra deep dive dated

A week ago, Nintendo hosted a new Direct in which one of the main announcements was the next DLC fighter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. As it turns out, the next DLC character is actually two fighters in one: Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2. While the introduction trailer gave us a taste of what Pyra and Mythra can do on the battlefield, we were left in the dark regarding their actual moveset and capabilities.

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Here’s what it takes to run PS4’s Days Gone on PC

Here’s what it takes to run PS4’s Days Gone on PC

Yesterday, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan announced that Days Gone is coming to PC. This is just the latest PlayStation exclusive to come to PC, following in the footsteps of last year's Horizon Zero Dawn port. Now we know what kind of rig it's going to take to run Days Gone on PC, thanks the Steam listing that has gone live for the game.

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PlayStation State of Play serves up more info on PS5 games this week

PlayStation State of Play serves up more info on PS5 games this week

It's been a big week for PlayStation announcements, and it seems that the news is going to keep coming. Sony has announced that it will host a new State of Play broadcast later this week, and while it hasn't given us specific information about the games it will showcase, it is dropping a few hints. PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 owners alike will want to check this State of Play out, as Sony has confirmed it'll be talking about games for both platforms.

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Stadia Pro free games for March include PixelJunk Raiders exclusive

Stadia Pro free games for March include PixelJunk Raiders exclusive

Google's announcement of the shutdown of its own, in-house, first-party game development studio for Stadia has had many doubting the future of the game streaming service, both in this particular case and in general. Stadia, of course, has repeatedly assured customers and partners alike that all is well and the service will grow even more this year, even without the Stadia Games & Entertainment studio. In addition to the promised 100 games planned throughout the year, it is now announcing its four free games for March, including one Stadia-exclusive.

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GameSnacks HTML5 games from Area 120 land on some Google products

GameSnacks HTML5 games from Area 120 land on some Google products

Mobile gaming is a big and lucrative industry these days but not all mobile users might be interested in battle royales like Fortnite or MOBAs like Mobile Legends and the like. Some might not even have phones that can handle those games anyway. Knowing that gamers and games are not limited to specific popular genres and phones, Google embarked on a journey through its Area 120 experimental group to bring more lightweight games to mobile via HTML5. Those games, collectively known as GameSnacks, are now moving to some Google products to make them easier to discover and to play.

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Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 confirmed for Switch, PS5, Xbox Series X

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 confirmed for Switch, PS5, Xbox Series X

Well that didn't take long: shortly after Nintendo, Xbox, Crash Bandicoot, Activision, and Tony Hawk himself were teasing the impending announcement that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 will be coming to new platforms, we now have confirmation of it. Activision has announced that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 is coming to Switch later this year in addition to getting a next-gen update on PS5 and Xbox Series X.

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PlayStation Play At Home promo returns with Ratchet & Clank and other freebies

PlayStation Play At Home promo returns with Ratchet & Clank and other freebies

Back when the pandemic started prompting stay at home orders, Sony launched a PlayStation promotion called Play At Home. Though this promotion, it gave away copies of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey to anyone with a PS4 who wanted to claim them. Fast forward almost a year later and Play At Home is back, and this time it looks like the promotion will last a lot a longer and offer more bonuses to PlayStation owners.

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Xbox Live Games with Gold for March are for fans of shooters

Xbox Live Games with Gold for March are for fans of shooters

With the first day of March getting ever closer, Microsoft has revealed the Xbox Live Games with Gold lineup for next month. If there's a theme to this month, it definitely seems to be shooters - be they tactical, top-down, or run-and-gun games. If you're a fan of shooters of any variety, you'll probably want to reserve at least a little bandwidth to download these games next month.

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Sony reveals the next PlayStation exclusive destined for PC

Sony reveals the next PlayStation exclusive destined for PC

It's been a busy day for Sony so far. Not only has the company confirmed that it's making a next-gen PlayStation VR for the PS5, but it also announced a delay for the highly-anticipated Gran Turismo 7. The announcements aren't stopping there, though, as PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan has confirmed that more PlayStation exclusives will be heading to PC in the future.

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