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Hollow Knight is getting a very surprising sequel called Hollow Knight: Silksong. According to Hollow Knight developer Team Cherry, Silksong originally began as DLC for Hollow Knight. However, as development progressed, the team found that they had enough unique material to justify an entirely new adventure that will focus on beloved Hollow Knight character, Hornet. 
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System Shock 3 is officially a go as OtherSide Entertainment, as development begins on this highly-anticipated sequel. Even better, OtherSide Entertainment confirmed that Warren Spector (producer of the original System Shock, creator of Deus Ex, and all-around gaming genius) will be leading System Shock 3‘s development team. That team also includes tech director Jason Hughes (Wing Commander and Epic Mickey), design
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Yoshi’s Crafted World, the beloved dinosaur’s new adventure for the Nintendo Switch, is based on a fairly fascinating gimmick involving the depth of stages. Basically, Yoshi is able to move in-between and interact with background and foreground elements that would usually be considered static in many such platforming titles. There are numerous instances of this mechanic
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Blizzard won’t release any major titles in 2019, Activision confirmed during an earnings call (via IGN) in February, the same one that also cost nearly 800 employees their jobs. Despite the fact that the move was apparently made in order to beef up the development teams at the company, Blizzard won’t have much to show
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BioWare and Neil Blomkamp have released the director’s Anthem short film. Titled Conviction: An Anthem Story (or just Conviction if you prefer). This short explores the world of Anthem decades before the event of the game. At least we’re pretty sure that’s what’s happening. The short is not exactly clear in terms of the plot, characters, and exact relation
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Release Date: February 15, 2019Platform: PS4 (reviewed), XBO, PCDeveloper: Ubisoft MontrealPublisher: UbisoftGenre: Open-world FPS The Far Cry series is at the point in its life where so many people are familiar the games that each new entry must bring something new and unique to the table to justify its existence while also not abandoning the series’
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Nintendo has revealed that some incredible Final Fantasy titles that were previously released for PlayStation console will be coming to the Nintendo Switch. It’s been recently revealed that Final Fantasy VII will release on Nintendo Switch on March 26 while Final Fantasy IX will release for Switch today, February 13. Final Fantasy XII, X, and
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Activision Blizzard has begun laying off a large number of employees. Early reports indicate that a large number of these layoffs will affect non-development employees at Blizzard. Specifically, it will target a large number of employees in the studio’s eSports and publishing divisions.  “Over the last few years, many of our non-development teams expanded to
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Reports indicate that Activision Blizzard is preparing to lay off hundreds of employees. Bloomberg, Kotaku, and other outlets have learned that Activision Blizzard employees have been aware of the possibility of upcoming layoffs for some time. The layoffs are expected to come on February 12 and will likely target non-development employees in the company’s marketing, sales,
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In a geek-pleasing example of art imitating other art, players of The Division 2‘s beta have discovered a hefty reference to the National Treasure film series: in the upcoming Tom Clancy shooter/RPG from Ubisoft, gamers are allowed – nay, encouraged – to steal the Declaration of Independence. Since the game is set in and around Washington,
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It might look like Nintendo’s 2019 offerings will be a bit thin, but the company says that they’re working on a few projects that simply haven’t been revealed yet.  “I have heard some people say we have a tendency towards slow development, but that’s certainly not true in every case,” said Nintendo’s Shinya Takahashi in a fiscal
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When we talk about innovations in gaming, too often the conversation is limited to technology. It’s an understandable limitation. Not only are video games still considered to be a technological medium first and foremost by many people, but it’s far easier to cite a technological advancement as an innovation simply because we can definitely declare something
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PlayStation Now is Sony’s cloud gaming subscription service, which is designed for fans of the PlayStation family’s huge gaming catalog. Not to be confused with the PlayStation Plus membership club (which has its own separate library of playable titles), PlayStation Now allows users to stream and/or download a vast number of PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3,
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In 1995, Mortal Kombat was at the height of its popularity. Not only did was there a movie on the way, but Mortal Kombat 3 was also making its way into the arcades. How big a deal was Mortal Kombat 3? Big enough that it had its own commercial… For an arcade game! You simply did
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Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Games is teaming up with Beamdog to bring Baldur’s Gate, Planescape: Torment, and some of the greatest PC RPGs of all-time to consoles.  “These games are iconic, including Baldur’s Gate, which has really set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons computer roleplaying games,” said Skybound Games CEO Ian Howe. “We’re excited to bring
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Respawn says it’s working on a new Titanfall project set to debut this year.  “We are also working on more Titanfall for later in the year (yes, I said the T word),” Respawn CEO Vince Zampella said on Twitter. “We love being able to experiment in this crazy universe!” This news comes very shortly after
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EA quietly revealed that it is working on new Need for Speed and Plants vs. Zombies games that are set to be released before the end of 2019.  “We’re making adjustments to improve execution and we’re refocusing R&D,” EA financial officer Blake Jorgenson said during a recent investor’s call. “Looking forward, we’re delighted to launch Anthem, our
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PlayStation Plus is Sony’s membership club for those of us who use the PS4, PS3, and/or PS Vita consoles. Sony’s current pricing structure offers 1-month membership at $9.99, 3-month membership at $24.99, and 12-month membership at $59.99. You can also buy PS Plus memberships through places like Amazon. And what do you get for your money? Well,
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Respawn Entertainment has formally revealed their Titanfall battle royale spin-off, Apex Legends.  Apex Legends is a 60-player battle royale title that sees everyone compete in a “last man standing” scenario. In many ways, it sounds like your standard battle royale game. That means scrounging for resources, dropping into the battlefield, and competing on a rapidly
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Microsoft is reportedly ready to reveal Xbox Live support for Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android. This news comes from Windows Central who have shared a copy of the upcoming GDC 2019 schedule. There, Microsoft seemingly reveals its plans to significantly expand its support for Xbox Live.  “Xbox Live is about to get MUCH bigger,” reads
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The Madden NFL series has brought in more than $3 billion in revenue for EA over the last three decades. In that time, the game has transcended both the video game industry and even the man who originally lent it his name. “Madden” to most people these days is not a legendary head coach and
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