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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 soundtrack playlist released to Spotify

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 soundtrack playlist released to Spotify

So there's something strange going on over at Spotify. It would appear that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2, the game itself, has created a profile. The game - more than likely the creators of the game at Activision - are now on Spotify to release the music of the game before the game is officially released. This wouldn't normally be a newsworthy situation, but the music of the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater game collection is iconic - and exceedingly memorable. It's a set of songs that's seared into our brains forever.

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GTA 5 free from Epic right now: Cheat codes revisited

GTA 5 free from Epic right now: Cheat codes revisited

Today we're taking a peek at Grand Theft Auto V (aka GTA V, or Grand Theft Auto 5), as it's released for free on the Epic Games Store temporarily. This game was originally released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, as well as desktop via Windows, with a release date of September 17, 2013. Now, 7 years later, the game was given a temporary "free" release window on the Epic Games Store for Windows PC.

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Mafia: Trilogy remaster teased, full reveal slated for next week

Mafia: Trilogy remaster teased, full reveal slated for next week

Over the past few days, the once-dormant Twitter account for 2K's Mafia game series has come back to life, publishing one cryptic, single-word tweet each day. It was clear from the outset that 2K was gearing up to make some kind of announcement, but what it was planning to announce was more uncertain. Today, we finally know: 2K is remastering the Mafia trilogy and releasing it on modern platforms.

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater bundle includes awesome re-issued retro hardware

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater bundle includes awesome re-issued retro hardware

The THPS (Tony Hawk's Pro Skater) 1+2 release for 2020 is in-effect this week with pre-order bonuses and a bundle with a real skate deck. Assuming you've played the original game and/or THPS 2, you've more than likely seen the Birdhouse Falcon 2. Whether you know the name or not, you'll recognize the image. The design is iconic, and with this release of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2, the deck's been re-issued with a bit of THPS flare, as the Limited Edition Full Size Birdhouse Falcon 2.

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Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 remaster release date and gameplay revealed

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 remaster release date and gameplay revealed

The original Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and THPS2 were announced in a single collection, remastered with original maps, skaters, and songs. It's not clear yet whether we'll see ALL the same maps, skaters, and songs, but still - it's gonna be neat. The game will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and it's out on pre-order right this minute.

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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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