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Fortnite will play the latest Tenet movie trailer in Party Royale

Fortnite will play the latest Tenet movie trailer in Party Royale

Epic has announced plans to stream another sneak peek at an upcoming movie in its Fortnite game. This time around, the company will be broadcasting one of the trailers for the action thriller movie Tenet, which is currently scheduled to premiere in theaters on July 17. This isn't the first time Epic has played a movie sample in Fortnite, but it won't be quite as stunning as the Star Wars preview.

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Pokemon GO down time is first (planned) since 2016

Pokemon GO down time is first (planned) since 2016

On June 1, 2020, Pokemon GO will be down and offline for all users, all around the world, for seven hours. That's a Monday, and the game will be undergoing server maintenance and "will be inaccessible to all Trainers" for the duration of said maintenance. For some, this will be sleeping time, for others, this will be a pretty large bummer.

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Iron Man VR is getting its very own PSVR bundle

Iron Man VR is getting its very own PSVR bundle

When it comes to superheroes that seem particularly well-suited for virtual reality gaming, Iron Man has to be near the top of the list. Sony and Marvel agree, announcing Iron Man VR for the PlayStation VR back in 2019. After a delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Iron Man VR is nearly upon us, and Sony announced today that the game will be getting its very own VR bundle.

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Sea of Thieves finally has a Steam release date and it’s good news

Sea of Thieves finally has a Steam release date and it’s good news

Earlier this year, Microsoft and Rare made a pretty big announcement, confirming that Sea of Thieves will be coming to Steam. Microsoft has long committed to bringing its first-party Xbox games to PC, but it's only been recently that we've seen the company bring its big-name titles to digital storefronts outside of the Microsoft Store. Today, after leaving us hanging for several weeks, Microsoft finally told us when Sea of Thieves will be launching on Steam.

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Amazon Crucible released: Can it challenge Fortnite?

Amazon Crucible released: Can it challenge Fortnite?

For quite some time now, Amazon has been trying to break into the gaming space. Some of those efforts culminated in the company's acquisition of Twitch six years ago, but Amazon also founded Amazon Game Studios way back in 2012 to actually create games. For the first several years, the studio focused on creating mobile games, but with the release of The Grand Tour Game last year, we saw the company branch out to console and PC gaming as well.

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Valorant release date moved up despite COVID-19

Valorant release date moved up despite COVID-19

There's a lot of excitement surrounding Valorant, the newest game from League of Legends developer Riot Games. Following a closed beta period where invites were handed out randomly to people who were watching streamers play Valorant on Twitch, the game has seemingly found its fanbase. The big question now is when Valorant will launch, and that's a question Riot answered today.

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Epic Games Store ends GTAV free, Civilization 6 (Civ6) downloads begin

Epic Games Store ends GTAV free, Civilization 6 (Civ6) downloads begin

Epic Games released the game Grand Theft Auto V (aka GTA 5) for free this past Thursday, resulting in the entire games store system crashing. The game, one of the best-selling video games ever made, was made free in order to bolster the usership of the Epic Games store - and do that it certainly did. The system of giving games away in the Epic Games Store will continue through the future, but the Grand Theft Auto 5 part will end (UPDATE: ended) on May 21, 2020, at 11AM Eastern Time.

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Xbox Game Pass gets these two big games today, Minecraft Dungeons next week

Xbox Game Pass gets these two big games today, Minecraft Dungeons next week

Xbox Games Pass has some big updates in store for users over the next week or so. That all begins today with the addition of Alan Wake and Cities: Skylines to the service. After those two titles join the roster today, we'll see the addition of a new first-party game from Microsoft next week.

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DOOM Eternal update 1.1 removes anti-cheat, after outcry

DOOM Eternal update 1.1 removes anti-cheat, after outcry

After implementing Denuvo Anti-Cheat in DOOM Eternal in Uldate 1 here in May, 2020, iD Software changed a tune. Today they announced that they'd be removing the anti-cheat technology from their game in their next PC update. This update will be released "within a week" - so said Marty Stratton, Executive Producer iD Software in a community update earlier today. Protecting the sanctity of multipleyer gameplay is important, but making single-player campaign users suffer as a result, as it turns out, isn't going to work out.

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Serious Sam 4 is seriously delayed for consoles because of Stadia

Serious Sam 4 is seriously delayed for consoles because of Stadia

Game streaming services like Google's Stadia are advertised to break down barriers that prevent gamers from playing their favorite titles the way they want. It turns out there are some barriers it just can't break down, barriers that are set up more by business considerations rather than technical limitations. Gamers will be reminded of that unfortunate reality when Serious Sam 4 launches in August on PCs and Stadia but not on consoles it was once advertised to launch on as well.

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Command & Conquer Remastered will come with open source code for modding

Command & Conquer Remastered will come with open source code for modding

One of the biggest hallmarks of PC gaming and something that consoles still have difficulty allowing is modding. Sometimes, modders have to bend over backward to apply some custom changes to a game, often coming at odds with the game's developers or publishers, but there are many games that support modding right of the bat. EA Games, however, is going above and beyond what most major publishers do and will even release the open source code for Command & Conquer Tiberian Sun and Red Alert when their remastered versions launch next month.

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Fortnite’s new Infiltration game mode tasks players with finding intel

Fortnite’s new Infiltration game mode tasks players with finding intel

Epic released Fortnite version 12.60 in the early morning hours (for players in the Eastern Time Zone, at least), adding bug fixes and a number of other changes. One of the additions is a new Spy Game called 'Operation: Infiltration,' which requires players to team up and collect intel from the opposing team while protecting their own assets.

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