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Civilization VI New Frontier Pass promises a year of new content

Civilization VI New Frontier Pass promises a year of new content

Civilization VI is turning four years old in October, and after two expansions and a number of scenario packs, you'd be forgiven if you figured that Firaxis was done with the game and had moved on to working on Civilization VII. While Firaxis could very well be working on next Civilization game, it turns out the company isn't quite done making new content for Civilization VI yet, today announcing the New Frontier Pass.

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Conquering the Backlog Part 2: Journey, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Just Shapes and Beats

Conquering the Backlog Part 2: Journey, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Just Shapes and Beats

Last week, I kicked off a new series called "Conquering the Backlog," in which I decided - in the middle of the year, no less - to finally begin sticking to my New Year's resolution of working my way through my backlog of games. Like many of you, I have a deep, ever-growing backlog, particularly on PC, and the rate at which I was completing these games was vastly outpaced by the rate at which I was acquiring new ones. We have World of Warcraft Classic to thank for that, and WoW Classic ruining my plans is going to be a running theme throughout this entire series.

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Xbox Insider will find it easier to look for things this May

Xbox Insider will find it easier to look for things this May

Gone are the days when gaming consoles were single-purpose machines that simply booted up and loaded the game you put in. Today, these gaming devices are veritable computers that offer experiences that go beyond just playing games. Naturally, the plethora of features could sometimes lead to a plethora of menu options that you have to dig for to find. With the latest update for its Insiders, Xbox is continuing its mission to simplify its Guide and make it easier for users to know where things are or where they come from.

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DiRT 5, the go-to for best graphics on Xbox Series X?

DiRT 5, the go-to for best graphics on Xbox Series X?

Watching the full Xbox Series X collection of trailers in Microsoft's presentation today, one game stood out for extraordinary graphics finesse. The game DiRT 5 won't likely be the best-selling launch game for Xbox Series X, but it might well be the most perfect example of high-end graphics on the platform right out the gate. This game will have the eyes of all the car companies with which it works on it, judging it, demanding excellence - and for that, as much as for the gamers who'll play the game, it'll look fantastic.

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Conquering the Backlog Part 1: Gaming my way through quarantine

Conquering the Backlog Part 1: Gaming my way through quarantine

Today is the first day of May, which means that 2020 is officially a third of the way over. It's hard to believe, given all that's happened this year, that we're only four months into 2020. It's a good time to look back at those New Year's resolutions and take stock of your progress, but unfortunately for me, my progress on one of my resolutions has been absolutely abysmal.

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Project xCloud is coming to Xbox Game Pass later this year

Project xCloud is coming to Xbox Game Pass later this year

Over the course of the generation, we've seen Microsoft shift at least part of its focus to services. The company launched Xbox Game Pass a few years ago, and these days, Game Pass is on both Xbox One and PC with its share of fans. Then we have Project xCloud, which is Microsoft's game streaming platform that's currently in limited testing.

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla trailer revealed – Is that a bit of magic?

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla trailer revealed – Is that a bit of magic?

Revealed this week by Ubisoft North America was the next chapter in the Assassin's Creed saga, with vikings! This next game's name is Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and it's going to be epic. The little information we've got so far can be expanded into a wave of understanding since the evolution of gameplay made in Assassin's Creed games over the past decade's been fairly simple to track. It's just that now, there'll be more axes!

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Moving Out released to Nintendo Switch, PS4, launch day 1 on Xbox Game Pass

Moving Out released to Nintendo Switch, PS4, launch day 1 on Xbox Game Pass

The Xbox One Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC crews have a day 1 release in store for the month of April, as of today. The game Moving Out was released for multiple platforms, including Xbox, PlayStation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch, and it's ready to roll immediately. This game is made for both single-player and co-op play, and it looks like a curmudgeon of a blast of a good time.

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PAC-MAN game now free for quarantine gamers

PAC-MAN game now free for quarantine gamers

Today the folks at Bandai Namco US delivered a message of thanks to the public with their "goodwill ambassador" PAC-MAN. Their announcement was that they'll be "asking fans to do their part and have More Fun For Everyone at home" - the "more fun for everyone" is their own tagline. To make this a reality, and to thank gamers for staying home, Bandai Namco US is delivering PAC-MAN Championship Edition 2 for free starting on April 24, 2020.

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Fortnite live music concerts: This is really happening

Fortnite live music concerts: This is really happening

Fortnite held a live music concert, streaming a performance of a real, actual, live music artist in the game. How did it work? Who is Travis Scott? What's going on here? Is this the way the future is going to work, now that we're quarantined for COVID-19 all around the world in a never-ending repeat of the same day, over and over again. Did Epic Games find the way to beat the madness?

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Red Dead Redemption 2 comes to Xbox Game Pass as a fan-favorite departs

Red Dead Redemption 2 comes to Xbox Game Pass as a fan-favorite departs

Red Dead Redemption 2 was unquestionably one the biggest games of 2018, but if you're an Xbox One owner who missed it at launch, you'll soon have your chance to play it without spending full retail price on it. Microsoft has announced that the game will be coming to Xbox Game Pass, so subscribers will be able to download it and play through it without having to pay anything beyond their monthly subscription price.

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CoD puts all cheaters in one game: A victory we need right now

CoD puts all cheaters in one game: A victory we need right now

The creators of the game Call of Duty: Warzone have taken a hilarious step toward ending the use of cheats in their game. Instead of stopping cheaters or banning them outright, the developers at Infinity Ward have created lobbies in which cheaters are matched against suspected cheaters. Warzone and Modern Warfare were given a boost this week too, with in-game confirmation of the banning of suspected cheaters.

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