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Fortnite Season 8 The End date and countdown leading to Chapter 3

Fortnite Season 8 The End date and countdown leading to Chapter 3

After months of working through the various Seasons in Fortnite Chapter 2, it looks like everything is about to come to an end. Epic Games has confirmed that Season 8 will be the last one for Chapter 2, so when that ends, so too will the whole Chapter. Presumably, we're going to see a massive change to Fortnite's map in the transition to Chapter 3, but what those changes haven't been revealed yet.

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Microsoft’s virtual Xbox museum is a very detailed stroll down memory lane

Microsoft’s virtual Xbox museum is a very detailed stroll down memory lane

If you haven't heard by now, the Xbox brand turned 20 this year. With anniversary livestreams, controllers, and even a surprise Halo Infinite multiplayer release, we're not sure how you could have missed the news, but that's neither here nor there. The anniversary train hasn't stopped rolling yet, as Microsoft has launched a new virtual museum that takes us through the history of Xbox.

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Forza Horizon 5 Review

Forza Horizon 5 Review

I'll level with you from the start: Forza Horizon 5 is a game that I don't really know how to critique. The latest entry in the immensely popular spin-off series to Forza Motorsport, Forza Horizon 5 whisks us away to Mexico for another adventure filled with road races, offroading, and even some stunt work. All of that is great, but it all feels so familiar. We've attended this festival before, and though it is still fun to attend, it's no longer novel. So the question is: how much does that novelty matter? Does a game really have to tread new, uncharted ground in order to be good? Or can it still be good by sticking to what it does well and simply offering more of it?

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Battlefield 2042’s day-one patch isn’t enough to stop tanking Steam reviews

Battlefield 2042’s day-one patch isn’t enough to stop tanking Steam reviews

Battlefield 2042 has officially launched after a turbulent early access period. Alongside the full game, DICE has shipped a day-one patch, but unfortunately, the update is minor and doesn't appear to fix many issues players are having. While DICE promises that more updates are coming in the future, it seems the day-one patch hasn't been enough to save Battlefield 2042 from fan blowback.

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Halo Infinite campaign co-op and Forge mode release dates delayed

Halo Infinite campaign co-op and Forge mode release dates delayed

With the launch of Halo Infinite's multiplayer earlier this week, 343 Industries announced that season 1 will last longer than anticipated. Instead of three months as initially planned, season 1 has now been extended to six months. Unfortunately, this has implications for features beyond multiplayer, as the extension of season 1 also means that the launches of campaign co-op and Forge mode will be delayed.

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Halo Infinite battle pass changes are already on the way

Halo Infinite battle pass changes are already on the way

It's been a pretty wild week for Halo fans. Halo Infinite's multiplayer launched earlier this week, going live three weeks before it was originally expected to. While the reaction so far seems fairly positive, there have been some gripes from the player base and critics alike, with many focusing on slow battle pass progression as one of the primary concerns. Now, just a few days after Halo Infinite's multiplayer launched, 343 has announced that battle pass changes are on the way.

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Halo Infinite dev ‘looking at’ battle pass progression after player feedback

Halo Infinite dev ‘looking at’ battle pass progression after player feedback

Halo Infinite's multiplayer launched into beta earlier this week, and while the game itself has seemingly been well-received by players, there are some aspects that players take issue with. Perhaps the biggest is battle pass progression, something that's been a contentious topic for Halo fans since well before Infinite's launch. Now, after Halo fans made their voices heard, 343 Industries says that it's looking into complaints about the battle pass.

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3 Reasons Xbox Cloud Gaming makes sense on a console (and 1 drawback)

3 Reasons Xbox Cloud Gaming makes sense on a console (and 1 drawback)

Today we're taking a peek at how Xbox Cloud Gaming works on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One. This gaming system was rolling around in beta mode for a while in 2021 and formally launched in the month of November, 2021, for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. It's made for playing games in the cloud - and for the most part, cloud gaming seems best suited to mobile devices aiming to play games that'd only otherwise be available on consoles and PCs. So why would you want to play Xbox Cloud Gaming on an Xbox?

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Saints Row delayed deeper into 2022

Saints Row delayed deeper into 2022

Earlier this year, we learned that the Saints Row franchise is making a comeback. When this new game, which is simply titled Saints Row, was revealed, it was given a release date of February 25th, 2022, which seemed ambitious when it was announced. As it turns out, it was a little ambitious - at least for the COVID-19 era - as Saints Row has now been delayed.

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Halo Infinite multiplayer first impressions: Great gameplay but questionable monetization

Halo Infinite multiplayer first impressions: Great gameplay but questionable monetization

Yesterday, Microsoft dropped quite the bombshell when it announced that it was sending Halo Infinite's multiplayer mode live early in celebration of the franchise's 20th anniversary. While Halo Infinite's campaign won't be here until December 8th, we're getting the full multiplayer experience three weeks early. We'll have a full review of Halo Infinite around the campaign's launch, but for now, I thought I'd share some early impressions of Infinite's multiplayer mode.

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The Game Awards 2021 full nominees list and how you can vote

The Game Awards 2021 full nominees list and how you can vote

We're quickly closing in on the annual Game Awards, and after going remote for a year, we'll be back in person for 2021. Today, The Game Awards revealed the nominees for each of its categories, including the Game of the Year award. While there are a bunch of different categories and, by extension, many more nominees, there are, as always, some big categories that are worth paying particular attention to.

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Xbox backward compatible games program ends with a bang

Xbox backward compatible games program ends with a bang

While at one point we may have thought the Xbox backward compatibility program was finished, we learned that wasn't the case during the Xbox 20th Anniversary event this week. Microsoft announced more than 70 new additions to the backward compatibility list during that event, making more Xbox 360 and original Xbox games playable on modern hardware. There are some fantastic gems in the latest lineup of backward compatible games, so Microsoft is definitely delivering the goods with these additions.

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