Sega's Project Judge gets a new name and a Western release date

Sega has confirmed that Project Judge, the next game from Yakuza developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, is coming to Western territories in 2019 rebranded as ‘Judgment’.”Judgment (formerly Project Judge / Judge Eyes) is headed to the West in summer 2019!” says a tweet from the official Sega account. “Step into…

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The Walking Dead: The Final Season's episode 3 release date confirmed

The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s company, Skybound Games, has confirmed that the next instalment of Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season will release on all platforms on 15th January, 2019.Skybound picked up the rights to complete The Walking Dead: The Final Season after Telltale Games laid off the vast majority of its staff at the end of September. Despite assertions that it was retaining a skeleton team to keep some production going, they too were reportedly laid off just a few days later.”We’re extremely thankful to the team working on this game to make sure the season is…

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The Walking Dead: The Final Season's episode 3 release date confirmed

The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman’s company, Skybound Games, has confirmed that the next instalment of Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season will release on all platforms on 15th January, 2019.Skybound picked up the rights to complete The Walking Dead: The Final Season after Telltale Games laid off the…

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Here's when we'll get to play Anthem's upcoming open and 'VIP' demos

Electronic Arts has announced two upcoming demos for BioWare’s ambitious sci-fi shooter, Anthem.An open beta, available to all, will run on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One from 1st – 3rd February, 2019.If you’re keen to get in on the action a little earlier, though, a separate “VIP” demo will be available from 25th – 27th January, 2019, for pre-orderers, EA Access subscribers, and Origin Access subscribers. Alternatively, you can sign up for the Anthem newsletter for a chance to secure a VIP code, too. Early adopters will also get an “exclusive” VIP Demo item to “show you were one…

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Here's when we'll get to play Anthem's upcoming open and 'VIP' demos

Electronic Arts has announced two upcoming demos for BioWare’s ambitious sci-fi shooter, Anthem.An open beta, available to all, will run on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One from 1st – 3rd February, 2019.If you’re keen to get in on the action a little earlier, though, a separate “VIP” demo will…

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Review: The First Tree – A Deep and Meaningful Journey

The fox and the profound.The First Tree effortlessly intertwines fluid gameplay, silky visuals, and two heart-breaking stories. The game opens on a snowy mountain peak where a fox awakens to find her cubs that have vanished. At the same time, a troubled man awakens and begins to tell his partner…

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Falcon Age Is the Only Game Where You Can Fist Bump Birds *

* We think.This was a nice surprise during the Kinda Funny Games Showcase 2018: Falcon Age is an adventure game where you raise your very own bird. Playable on the PlayStation 4 with optional PlayStation VR support, the release sees you control a character called Ara, as you attempt to…

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Mini-Mech Mayhem Stages a Table Top War on PSVR

Mech it a night to remember.Velocity 2X developer FuturLab’s finally revealed its next project: a deeply social, comedic tabletop combat title for PlayStation VR named Mini-Mech Mayhem. The game – which can be enjoyed with up to four people online – sees you commandeering miniature robots in a highly customisable…

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Lapis x Labyrinth Brings Cute, Colourful RPG Action to PS4

Danganronpa Trilogy also confirmed.Here’s a game that we’ll never write about again: Lapis x Labyrinth is coming to Western territories, courtesy of NIS America. The whimsical PlayStation 4 action RPG couldn’t look more Japanese if it put vending machine underwear on its head and started screaming kawaii, but we’re sure…

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Here's a good look at FuturLab's PSVR exclusive, Mini-Mech Mayhem

Velocity developer FuturLab has shown off its next game, a PlayStation VR exclusive called Mini-Mech Mayhem, during the Kinda Funny Games showcase event.The tabletop strategy game, which is due out during the first quarter of 2019, is designed for up to four players to battle online. You team up with…

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The Walking Dead Final Season Continues with Episode 3 in January 2019

Broken Toys.The final season of The Walking Dead has been in trouble since the dramatic shutdown of Telltale Games earlier in the year. Fortunately, the rest of the episodes will be released, as many of the original developers have joined forces with Skybound Games to finish off the season.Following the…

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Yakuza Studio's Judge Eyes Renamed Judgment

The jury reaches a verdict in Summer 2019.Yakuza Studio’s upcoming Kamurocho-set crime drama Judge Eyes – now officially named Judgment in the West – will release Summer 2019 on the PlayStation 4. But there’s more: the title will feature English voice acting. Greg Chun will play protagonist Issei Hoshino, and…

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Mortal Kombat X, PES 2019, Hellblade and more hit Xbox Game Pass in December

Microsoft has announced more games coming to Xbox Game Pass in December.Out now is Mortal Kombat X (a well-timed addition in the context of NetherRealm’s recent announcement of Mortal Kombat 11). On 13th December Konami’s PES 2019 hits Xbox Game Pass. And then, on 17th December, Ninja Theory’s Hellblade launches on Game Pass.Also hitting the subscription service are first-person melee combat game Shadow Warrior 2 and enchanting adventure Ori and the Blind Forest, both on 20th December. Spintires Mudrunner goes live 13th December.Read more…

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Fortnite players are recreating Call of Duty maps

In the early hours of Friday morning, Epic replaced Fortnite’s Risky Reels with The Block, an area that houses a creation made by a player in the new Creative mode. As you’d expect, players are getting stuck in and building their owns play spaces – and an early favourite is…

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Street Fighter 5 in-game ads spark vociferous debate

In-game advertisements hit Street Fighter 5 next week, Capcom has announced.This sponsored content, as Capcom calls it, arrives on 11th December. It’ll be displayed in several locations in-game “to remind you about costumes, bundles and the Capcom Pro Tour,” Capcom said in a blog post.You can turn the in-game ads…

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Big Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 update sounds promising

Treyarch has revealed a big update coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – and it sounds pretty promising.Operation Absolute Zero launches next week on PlayStation 4 (other platforms will get it later), and it makes a raft of key changes to the game.As outlined on Treyarch’s blog, the…

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VR and the act of seeing

My uncle is blind. I don’t think he sees nothing at all, though. I don’t think that’s how blindness necessarily works. I think he sees lights and shapes but not too much that he can really make practical use of. I gather, and mine is a very limited understanding, that…

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Review: Just Deal With It! – A Party Game without the Excitement

Bad hand.A theme in our reviews of the recent wave of PlayLink games has been whether a game is necessary. When PlayLink was revealed last year, it felt like something new: That’s You couldn’t have been made without smartphones, while other titles like Hidden Agenda at least attempted something interesting.Fast-forward…

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Shawn Layden on Sony's Silence: See You in the New Year

What’s the company cooking?PlayStation chief Shawn Layden briefly appeared during The Game Awards 2018 last night to open the show alongside Nintendo boss Reggie Fils-Aime and Xbox overlord Phil Spencer – but while the latter two appeared later in the stream to chat about their respective platforms, Layden stayed out…

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Round Up: All of the Announcements from The Game Awards 2018

Every major reveal from Geoff Keighley’s big night.The Game Awards 2018 delivered another slick stage show, packed to the figurative brim with new software, speeches, and some cleverly disguised commercials. There were some meaningful reveals during the event’s epic 3.5 hour running-time, and we’ve rounded up all of the important…

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Review: Earth Defense Force 5 – Buggy in More Ways Than One

A real bugger by yourself.Earth Defense Force 5 is about as close as you can get to the definition of a guilty pleasure. It scoffs at the realism and deeper philosophical themes that are proliferating throughout modern video games as they become a more diverse and ubiquitous entertainment medium. EDF…

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Capcom Teases Big Monster Hunter: World News Coming Very Soon

The hunt is on.A point that was brushed over a little at last night’s The Game Awards, Capcom said that there would be big Monster Hunter: World news coming our way in the very near future. Interesting.Read the full article on pushsquare.com

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Abzû studio Giant Squid unveils beautiful forest adventure The Pathless

In among the early morning storm of announcements at this year’s Game Awards was one particularly nice surprise: a reveal of The Pathless, the new game from Giant Squid, developer of wonderful aquatic adventure Abzû.Giant Squid Studios was founded by Matt Nava, formerly art director on ThatGameCompany’s astonishing Journey, and…

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You Can Explore More Than Just Hope County in Far Cry: New Dawn on PS4

Check out new gameplay footage.Far Cry: New Dawn was one of the larger games to be announced during The Game Awards 2018, and while some felt an entry set in a post-apocalypse was a little uninspired, it’s not looking too bad. This new gameplay video from Game Informer features about…

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The Game Awards 2018: Free-to-Play Action RPG Dauntless Coming to PS4 in 2019

New trailer released.Dauntless is currently a PC only, free-to-play action RPG, but that’ll change next year when the game hits PS4. The game appears to be very similar to Monster Hunter in terms of gameplay, with you and other players able to team up to defeat various Behemoths and use…

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The Game Awards 2018: Journey to the Savage Planet Announced with Teaser Trailer

Launches next year.Games big and small were announced at this year’s Game Awards, and one title that almost got swept under the carpet is Journey to the Savage Planet, a first person adventure game from a brand new developer. Typhoon Studios was founded by industry veterans, whose combined works include…

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The Game Awards 2018: Psychonauts 2 Gets Its First Trailer, and It's Looking Good

Coming next year.Double Fine Productions made a surprise appearance at The Game Awards 2018, showing off the debut trailer for Psychonauts 2. The project has been in the works for a while now after launching a successful crowd-funding campaign, and this is our first proper look at the game.It’s looking…

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Devil May Cry 5 multiplayer lets players make guest appearances in each other's games

Devil May Cry 5 has a multiplayer mode that lets players make guest appearances in each other’s games.It’s called the cameo system, and sees Nero, Dante and V fight alongside each other.In a post on Capcom Unity, the company said Devil May Cry 5 is “primarily” a single-player experience, but…

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Activision is selling a cheaper version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PC without Zombies

Just in time for Christmas, Activision is selling a cheaper version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PC that comes without Zombies mode.The Battle Edition, as it’s known, launches exclusively on Battle.net priced £26.99. It includes competitive multiplayer and Blackout only.The publisher has made the competitive multiplayer mode…

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Far Cry New Dawn is a post-apocalyptic spin on the series

There’s a new Far Cry coming early next year, and it’s set in a post-apocalyptic Hope County. Far Cry New Dawn, which is coming out on February 15th 2019, is set – and here be spoilers for the end of the last instalment of the series, so if you’re sensitive…

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Far Cry New Dawn is a post-apocalyptic spin on the series

There’s a new Far Cry coming early next year, and it’s set in a post-apocalyptic Hope County. Far Cry New Dawn, which is coming out on February 15th 2019, is set – and here be spoilers for the end of the last instalment of the series, so if you’re sensitive to such things best look away now – after the apocalypse that tore through Hope County and the rest of the world at the entertainingly improbable end of Far Cry 5. New Dawn is set 17 years after those events, to be precise, which means there’s scope for some returning…

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PUBG's new snow map: the big interview

Vikendi, the much anticipated fourth map for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, launches on PC test servers today before a full launch on 19th December, with a console release set for January. Based on a series of short preview videos I was shown earlier in the week and the following interview with Dave…

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Rage 2 gets a May 2019 release date

Colourful temper-tantrum Rage 2 will be released 14th May 2019. The release date was announced during The Game Awards 2018 tonight, alongside a juicy new trailer for the game.Rage 2 will be available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.Read more…

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Rage 2 gets a May 2019 release date

Colourful temper-tantrum Rage 2 will be released 14th May 2019. The release date was announced during The Game Awards 2018 tonight, alongside a juicy new trailer for the game.Rage 2 will be available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.Read more…

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Mortal Kombat 11 announced

Mortal Kombat 11 has been announced. It comes out 23rd April 2019 on PC and consoles.NetherRealm’s next fighting game was announced at The Game Awards with a typically gory teaser trailer that saw series veterans Scorpion and Raiden killing each other over and over again, each time returning for more.…

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Far Cry 5 spin-off named and dated

Ubisoft has fully lifted the covers off the post-apocalyptic Far Cry that it teased recently, with Far Cry New Dawn coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on 15th February. The trailer showed a world set some years after the events of Far Cry 5, the post-apocalyptic setting enabling a makeshift aesthetic in weapons and vehicles and throughout the world – which looks like a lightly reimagined take on Far Cry 5’s Hope County.It’s tempting to make comparisons to Far Cry Primal, another spin-off that launched in the immediate wake of a numbered Far Cry game – and it…

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Live: Watch The Game Awards 2018 Livestream Right Here

Live blog and chat from Geoff Keighley’s big night.An annual highlight in the gaming calendar, the industry will unite for The Game Awards 2018 today. We’ll be bringing you live coverage of the event on this page, as well as live blog and live chat. There are a ton of…

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Review: Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Legacy of the First Blade – Episode 1: Hunted – Off to a Good Start

To the point.Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: Legacy of the First Blade – Episode 1: Hunted (there’s no way in heck we’re writing that again) is the first chapter of downloadable content for Odyssey — a game that’s already fit to burst with… Everything. Fortunately, Hunted does enough to stand out as…

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DayZ finally leaves early access next week on PC

Bohemia Interactive has announced that the PC version of its long-in-development online zombie survival game DayZ will leave early access and launch in its 1.0 guise next week, on December 13th.It’s been a lengthy journey for DayZ, of course; the game started life as a fan-made mod for Bohemia’s Arma…

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Devil May Cry 5 Dante Battle Theme Altered After Singer's Sexual Manipulation Allegations

Vocal track replaced.Following on from allegations made against singer Eddie Hermida, Capcom has announced that it has altered Dante’s battle theme in Devil May Cry 5. Previously, the company said that it was looking into possible solutions after it came to light that Hermida had reportedly sexually manipulated an underage…

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Red Dead Online players get free gold bars as first economy balance pass arrives

Red Dead Online launched in beta last week, and while many had positive things to say about its multiplayer take on the single-player experience, many were less than thrilled with its rather miserly in-game economy. In light of that feedback, Rockstar has taken a first pass at better balancing those…

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The video games that are good for your children

Quirky and egalitarian, Toca Boca’s games are a world away from the usual half-hearted or exploitative kids’ apps. We meet the Scandinavian company taking child’s…

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Nicalis Announces Three Games Coming to PS4 in 2019

The End Is Nigh! Dungreed! Crystal Crisis!If you’re not familiar with Nicalis, it’s a game developer and publisher that focuses on smaller projects. Games in its portfolio include Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth, and Redout, among plenty of others. Yesterday, the company announced a trio…

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Guide: What Time Does The Game Awards 2018 Start?

When is The Game Awards 2018?The Game Awards 2018 will soon be upon us, and this year’s event sounds bigger than ever. Primarily an awards ceremony to celebrate the year’s best titles, the creator of the show Geoff Keighley has been boasting about a record number of new game announcements…

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Bethesda leaked Fallout 76 customer names, addresses, contact details

Just when you think it couldn’t get any worse for Bethesda, it goes and leaks a load of personal user information to other customers.The data protection breach happened last night, as customers filing support tickets with Bethesda began receiving support tickets from other people, too – which included usernames, names,…

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PUBG Trophies Want You to Get Trigger Happy on PS4

Kill or be killed.PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds finally arrives on PS4 tomorrow, and with it of course comes a selection of digital trinkets to win. The trophy list for PUBG is now online, and it could be a pretty tricky title to Platinum if you’re not much of a fighter.There are 38…

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Fortnite season 7 trailer and battle pass details are here

Fortnite season 7 will see a ripped Father Christmas invade Battle Royale island with an army of snowmen warriors in biplanes.Vast areas of the Fortnite map are getting an icy makeover – including Tilted Towers – with several new areas added, and ziplines between mountainous areas.You’ll also be able to…

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Brooklyn rapper sues makers of Fortnite over claims video game stole his moves

Rapper 2 Milly says the dance known on Fortnite as ‘Swipe It’ is taken from his ‘Milly Rock’Chance the Rapper and actor Donald Faison have…

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Bethesda Under Fire Again as Website Ticket Glitch Causes Unauthorised Access to Personal Information

Falling out.Good lord, is this ever going to end? First Bethesda releases a borderline broken game. Then it releases a gigantic patch that doesn’t fix said game on PlayStation 4. Then it gets called out for shipping crap quality bags to people who bought the most expensive version of the…

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Soapbox: I'm Tired of the Constant Teasing in the Lead Up to a Video Game Event

Liam wants all the announcements to be saved for the night.It’s probably a little bit counterproductive of me, a writer for a video game website, to be getting tired of the hints towards what we should expect at the next videogame extravaganza, but here we are. The Game Awards are…

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Even Rocket League Has Something Lined Up for The Game Awards 2018

The gang’s all here.Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know full well that The Game Awards is right around the corner. On 6th December, Geoff Keighley will walk on stage and kick off his show, which combines the glitz and glamour of an awards ceremony with the relentless…

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There's a post-apocalyptic new Far Cry coming, judging by its first teaser trailer

Ubisoft has teased what appears to be a post-apocalyptic new entry in its long-running Far Cry series, and there’s a full unveiling scheduled for this week’s Game Awards.Far Cry’s new instalment hasn’t been given a name just yet – although it’s probably safe to assume we’ll get one before the…

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Fortnite to enter Minecraft territory with new Creative mode

Creative mode, to launch on 6 December, will let gamers construct and play in their own environments without fear of attackThe hit video game Fortnite…

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Former Dragon Age boss Mike Laidlaw joins Assassin's Creed Odyssey studio

Mike Laidlaw, former boss of BioWare’s Dragon Age series, has joined Ubisoft Quebec to work as creative director on a new project. You’ll know Ubisoft Quebec as the studio which lead development on this year’s brilliant Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and the enjoyable London-based Assassin’s Creed Syndicate before that.It’s a fascinating…

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That Koei Tecmo Teaser Was for a New Horse Racing Game

Neigh way?Koei Tecmo caused a little bit of a stir last week when it revealed a teaser website for a new game. Text on the site read “the fated battle begins”, making us immediately think of properties like Samurai Warriors. We couldn’t have been further from the mark, really.Read the…

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Looks Like Fortnite's Big Game Awards Announcement Has Been Leaked

Whoops.It seems that almost nobody in the games industry can keep a secret these days. Epic Games had planned to make some sort of announcement regarding its smash hit battle royale shooter, Fortnite, at The Game Awards 2018. While the start of season 7 is still set for 6th December,…

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Sony Publishes Neat First-Party Puff Piece

Visual Arts Services Group listed among developers.Sony’s published a neat video touring its first-party studios in the United States, with the intention presumably to try and recruit talent to its teams. The video includes interviews from key personnel at Sony Santa Monica, Sony Bend, PixelOpus, and others. In the clip,…

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Person detained following Starbreeze office raid

It just got a lot worse for the embattled video game company Starbreeze, which has suffered a raid on its offices by Swedish authorities.The company behind the Payday franchise was raided Wednesday morning due to suspicion of “gross insider breach”, Swedish financial website Dagens Industri reports.Officials from the Swedish Economic…

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How Fallout 76 players are finding the fun

In the online-only, NPC-less post-apocalyptic world of Fallout 76, the Cult of the Mothman is an echo of pre-war Appalachia. But some players have taken it upon themselves to reestablish the Cult – whether the game itself likes it or not.”Who can resist such a cute lovecraftian horror?” Lori, one…

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Fortnite is getting a major new sandbox mode, separate from battle royale

Fortnite is getting a third game mode in the very near future called Creative, which will let you build your own levels and mini-games away from all the battle royale shooting.Creative mode will live as a third option on Fortnite’s main menu, alongside Save the World (PVE) and Battle Royale…

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