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Jurassic World Evolution 2 just revealed some major changes

Jurassic World Evolution 2 just revealed some major changes

There are no lack of Jurassic Park fans out there who would love to see a proper theme park simulation based on the franchise, and while 2018's Jurassic World Evolution got us close to that point, it didn't quite get us close enough. At E3 2021 earlier this summer, Frontier revealed that it's working on Jurassic World Evolution 2, and today, we learned about some of the big changes that will be implemented in the game.

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How to claim Zeraora in Pokemon Unite

How to claim Zeraora in Pokemon Unite

Pokemon Unite landed on Nintendo Switch this week, allowing players to go head-to-head in 5v5 battles similar to those found in MOBAs like League of Legends or Dota 2. While Pokemon Unite is a good amount more casual than either of those games, picking the right Pokemon for the job is still an important thing to consider. You'll need to purchase Pokemon with various forms of in-game currency before you can use them in battle, but Pokemon Unite does start you off with some freebies. Until August 31st, one of those freebies is the mythical Pokemon Zeraora.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony had a video game surprise

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony had a video game surprise

The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics have officially kicked off, albeit a year late and without live spectators. Gamers who watched the Opening Ceremony of the event and the Parade of Nations were greeted by something they probably weren't expecting: a soundtrack filled with video game music. Many took to Twitter to call out songs they were familiar with as tracks from games like Sonic the Hedgehog and Dragon Quest played during the event.

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Dead Space remake confirmed for PS5, Xbox Series X, PC

Dead Space remake confirmed for PS5, Xbox Series X, PC

Just as the rumors foretold, it seems that the original Dead Space game is being remade for modern platforms. The remake's reveal closed out EA Play Live with a suitably creepy teaser trailer today, where it was confirmed that it'll be launching exclusively for Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, and PC. Sorry, Xbox One and PS4 users, but it looks like you'll have to sit this one out.

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Battlefield 2042’s Portal platform is what super-fans like me have been waiting for

Battlefield 2042’s Portal platform is what super-fans like me have been waiting for

Last month, we heard a rumor which claimed that one of Battlefield 2042's unrevealed modes was actually a sandbox mode that would let players combine different Battlefield eras. Today at EA Play Live, EA and Ripple Effect - the new name for DICE LA - revealed exactly that. The new mode is called Battlefield Portal, and it's described as "a love letter to fans and creators."

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Mobile gaming to escape boredom can spectacularly backfire, study warns

Mobile gaming to escape boredom can spectacularly backfire, study warns

If you're often bored and find yourself turning to mobile gaming as a solution, a new study warns this habit may end up causing more problems in the long run. The issue revolves around people who tend to experience "intense boredom" on a frequent basis and who seek relief in the form of a flow state, which refers to losing awareness of time and one's surroundings by becoming absorbed in an activity.

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Horizon Zero Dawn’s Aloy is coming to Genshin Impact and you can get her for free

Horizon Zero Dawn’s Aloy is coming to Genshin Impact and you can get her for free

With Horizon Forbidden West on the way, it makes sense that Sony would want to cross-promote the game and its characters with other popular games. It's little surprise, then, to hear that Aloy - the main character in Horizon Zero Dawn and Horizon Forbidden West - is coming to Genshin Impact. She'll be going live in an upcoming update and will first be available to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 players.

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Ratchet & Clank’s dimension hopping has landed them in Fall Guys

Ratchet & Clank’s dimension hopping has landed them in Fall Guys

Fall Guys has had no lack of guest characters appear as costumes in the game. We've seen famous characters like Sonic the Hedgehog, Godzilla, Cuphead, and the DOOM Slayer (and many, many more) all appear as limited-edition costumes, but soon, Fall Guys will get new costumes based on two widely-loved PlayStation characters: Ratchet & Clank. The costumes are arriving later this month, but you'll need more than just crowns to unlock them.

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Amazon responds to RTX 3090 New World nightmare: How to avoid a bricked GPU [Update]

Amazon responds to RTX 3090 New World nightmare: How to avoid a bricked GPU [Update]

It's been a rough day for some unfortunate PC gamers. Amazon's upcoming MMO, New World, entered closed beta yesterday, and it didn't take long before some participants reported that the game bricked their GPUs. These weren't aging GPUs trying to run a game beyond their capability, but rather top-of-the-line RTX 3090 GPUs.

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Steam Next Fest 2021 dates confirmed and Steam Deck casts a big shadow

Steam Next Fest 2021 dates confirmed and Steam Deck casts a big shadow

Even though it feels like the last Steam Next Fest just wrapped up, Valve has already confirmed the details for the autumn Next Fest. Valve today announced that the Steam Next Fest will be returning in October, serving up another collection of game demos that anyone can download and play. As with previous Next Fest events, this one in October will last for a full week.

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If you have an RTX 3090, Amazon’s New World MMO could kill it [Update]

If you have an RTX 3090, Amazon’s New World MMO could kill it [Update]

Amazon's New World MMO is currently in closed beta, and that has led to a surge of interest in the game. New World launches at the end of August, so this closed beta is a chance for prospective buyers to see the mostly-finished product, and a lot of folks are taking Amazon up on its offer of beta access in exchange for pre-orders. However, if you have an RTX 3090 graphics card in your rig, you might want to sit out the New World beta for now, as there have been reports of the game bricking GPU hardware.

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Fallout Worlds will let you customize private Fallout 76 servers

Fallout Worlds will let you customize private Fallout 76 servers

Fallout 76 has offered private servers through its Fallout 1st subscription for some time, but now it seems that those private servers are about to become much more customizable. Bethesda has announced Fallout Worlds, which can probably best be described as a new collection of settings that allow players to take the reins on their private servers.

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