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Lord of the Rings Gollum “sneak peek” trailer deepens the dark mystery

Lord of the Rings Gollum “sneak peek” trailer deepens the dark mystery

When I first heard that there was going to be a "The Lord of the Rings" game centered on Gollum, I was skeptical. I assumed it'd be limiting, putting the gamer in the body of the least-capable character in the series. Imagine my surprise when I realized that this wouldn't be a journey riding along with Frodo and Sam, but taking part in the journey we didn't see on the big screen. This Gollum game takes place after The One Ring came to Bilbo, but before Gollum found his way back to our halfling friends in the events of The Fellowship of the Ring.

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Halo Infinite’s release may just have been revealed by an unexpected source

Halo Infinite’s release may just have been revealed by an unexpected source

For months now, Halo fans have been wondering when Halo Infinite is going to launch. The game was originally slated to be a launch title for the Xbox Series X|S back in November, but following some negative fan reception to gameplay footage Microsoft shared last year (along with what were likely issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic and leadership changes at 343 Industries), Microsoft decided to push back the game to sometime this year.

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Xbox begins testing unlocked multiplayer in free-to-play games

Xbox begins testing unlocked multiplayer in free-to-play games

If you've always thought it was strange that you still need an Xbox Live Gold membership to play free-to-play multiplayer games on Xbox consoles, then we've got some good news for you: it looks like that requirement will soon be gone. As promised earlier in the year, Microsoft has started testing functionality that will allow Xbox users play multiplayer in free-to-play games without requiring an Xbox Live Gold subscription.

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Terraria becomes Steam’s highest-rated game as it hits a big milestone

Terraria becomes Steam’s highest-rated game as it hits a big milestone

There's no doubt that Terraria has enjoyed a lot of success since it first launched on Steam way back in 2011, but today we're finding out just how much of a success it is. The studio behind Terraria, Re-Logic, has given us a sales update for the game, but it didn't stop at just giving us a number. Instead, Re-Logic told us how many copies the game has sold on PC, consoles, and mobile.

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Here are four major fixes in Cyberpunk 2077’s incoming version 1.2 update

Here are four major fixes in Cyberpunk 2077’s incoming version 1.2 update

At some point in the near future, CD Projekt Red plans to ship out Cyberpunk 2077's version 1.2 update. This is the second of two big patches that will fix some major issues with the game, and today, CD Projekt Red revealed a few of the fixes that will be coming along with it. While what CD Projekt Red announced today should be just a taste of the update as a whole, the fixes that were detailed are definitely some major ones players have been waiting on.

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Warhammer 40K game squeezes rat to control robot dog

Warhammer 40K game squeezes rat to control robot dog

Bear with me here, the following journey down this game control rabbit hole is worth the mental gymnastics. The folks at the game company Games Workshop hold the license to the game Warhammer 40,000, AKA Warhammer 40K. This game universe is best known as a tabletop game, complete with massive amounts of paint-it-yourself parts that've become more successful than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Life is Strange: True Colors revealed with a surprising shake-up

Life is Strange: True Colors revealed with a surprising shake-up

As promised, today Square Enix announced what's next for the Life is Strange series. Life is Strange: True Colors is the name of the next game in the franchise, and it'll be arriving later this year. Just as well, Square Enix will be remastering the original Life is Strange and Life is Strange: Before the Storm, but we don't have a ton of details on those just yet.

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We’re getting a new Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance game after nearly 20 years

We’re getting a new Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance game after nearly 20 years

The early-to-mid 2000s were an interesting time for the world of gaming. With systems like the GameCube, Xbox, and PlayStation 2 further closing the gap between consoles and PC in terms of 3D rendering capabilities, we saw several PC game series make the jump to console. Baldur's Gate was one such series, although the console games that carried the name looked a lot different from the computer RPGs we saw around the turn of the century.

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Apex Legends serves up Chaos Theory event, no-fill queue alongside Switch launch

Apex Legends serves up Chaos Theory event, no-fill queue alongside Switch launch

Apex Legends has a big week ahead of it. Not only will it be launching on Nintendo Switch on March 9th, but that's also the date that the Chaos Theory Collection Event begins. In fact, the Switch launch and the Chaos Theory event are just two parts of what's looking like a rather massive update that introduces a new game mode called Escalation Takeovers, a no-fill matchmaking mode, and a number of changes to the game.

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Xbox Game Pass kicks off March with sports and Star Wars

Xbox Game Pass kicks off March with sports and Star Wars

As it usually does around this time each month, Microsoft has detailed the next batch of games heading to Xbox Game Pass, and this new drop seems to be tailored to sports fans specifically. In all, five of the six games announced for Game Pass today are sports titles - some from EA as part of EA Play (which is now included in Game Pass). There's also a recently-released Star Wars game that's worth checking out as well.

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ALIENS: Fireteam takes place after Alien 3, before Resurrection… but how?

ALIENS: Fireteam takes place after Alien 3, before Resurrection… but how?

Before you view this trailer, keep an open mind and check the "alpha" tag below. This game is still relatively early in development, and will almost certainly look better by the time it's ready for release. That said, it's odd that it's set for "Summer 2021" but the gameplay trailer release today is still "alpha" in nature. Have you ever experienced such a combination of elements before?

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Hot Wheels Unleashed drops die-cast cars and orange tracks on consoles and PC this year

Hot Wheels Unleashed drops die-cast cars and orange tracks on consoles and PC this year

Today Mattel and Milestone announced a new Hot Wheels game dubbed Hot Wheels Unleashed. As the name suggests, this arcade racer will give players the reins to a number of the die-cast cars Mattel has released through the years, even giving them the chance to build their own courses using Hot Wheels' bendy orange tracks that seemed to be everywhere in the '90s.

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