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7th December 2018
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E3: Get A Free Steam PC Game This Weekend Only

They say there's no such thing as a free lunch, but whoever said that obviously doesn't play PC games. While you can't eat them, games often go free for a limited time on Steam. Case in point: this weekend you can grab the real-time strategy game Company of Heroes 2 for free. It's yours to keep and play forever, no strings attached.Company of Heroes 2 is a WWII-set RTS that first launched in 2013 (its fifth anniversary is the reason for the giveaway). The single-player campaign puts you in the boots of a Soviet commander in the Red Army tasked with pushing back against German invaders. Enemy forces…

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7th December 2018
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E3: Devil May Cry 5: Release Date, Co-Op Mechanics, And Everything We Know So Far

After a long hiatus, Capcom is bringing the Devil May Cry series back to its core storyline and set of characters in serious style. Set for a worldwide release on March 8, 2019 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, Devil May Cry 5 is the next major entry in the series, bringing back a sense of style and action that the series helped popularize since its debut in 2001. With multiple playable characters, new weapons systems, and a surprising number of callbacks to previous games, DMC5 looks to be the game that many long-time fans have been waiting for.Though we're still a few months away, we're still in the…

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7th December 2018
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E3: Crackdown 3: Everything We Know - Release Date, Destruction, Story, And More

It's quite exciting to say that Crackdown 3 is almost here. After continuous delays and development hiccups, the Microsoft exclusive open-world action game will launch early in 2019 for Xbox One and PC. It was first announced at E3 2014 and simply revealed to be a follow up in the franchise using a similar art style with a cooperative campaign and multiplayer. Since then, Crackdown 3 faced numerous delays, but Microsoft has continued to show off the game and put out trailers to showcase its new destruction technology for multiplayer made possible with cloud-based computing.While that's all been…

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7th December 2018
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E3: 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 of the limelight.This disappointed some fans, but Layden was quick to reassure everyone on Twitter: “See you in the new year,” he wrote in response to one streamer who lamented the executive’s limited presence. It’s going to be fascinating to see how 2019 unfolds, because…

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7th December 2018
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E3: Pokemon For Nintendo Switch: Everything We Know

Pokemon Let's Go, Eevee and Let's Go, Pikachu might have only just recently launched, but Nintendo Switch owners have another Pokemon game to look forward to in the coming months. The currently untitled "core RPG" for Switch is scheduled to launch next year, but what else do we know about it? Read on to find out.What Is Pokemon For Switch?The new Pokemon game for Nintendo Switch was announced at E3 2017. Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of The Pokemon Company, appeared during Nintendo's presentation to tease the game. He called it "a core RPG Pokemon title" developed by Game Freak for Nintendo…

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7th December 2018
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E3: Souls-Like Indie Ashen Is Out Now

Ashen is now available for download. The Xbox console exclusive is a part of Game Pass, so members can download the indie title for free.First announced at E3 2015, no news for the game came out until its E3 2017 trailer. We saw the game at E3 2018 and enjoyed our time with it. The game's developers, A44, promised the game would release prior to the end of 2018, but with only a few weeks left in the year, many thought the game might be delayed to 2019.The indie action RPG takes inspiration from both Dark Souls and Journey to create a challenging combat experience that's also relationship driven.…

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7th December 2018
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E3: New PUBG Snow Map Revealed In Game Awards Trailer; Playable Now In PC Test Servers

A new trailer for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds newest map has been revealed. The reveal occurred during this year's Game Awards.The trailer doesn't reveal what the new map might look like, as it was entirely cinematic. However, the end of the trailer announced that the map is now playable in test servers on PC and coming to Xbox One and PS4 in January 2019. The map was first teased at E3 2018 and originally scheduled to come to both PC and Xbox One in Winter 2018.As opposed to the traditional 100-player free-for-all, PUBG's new snow map, called Vikendi, pits two teams of six against each other.…

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6th December 2018
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E3: BioWare's Anthem: Release Date, Closed Alpha, And What We Know (So Far)

Anthem is the latest game from fan-favorite RPG studio BioWare. Following in the footsteps of the studio's previous work, Anthem is a third-person action-RPG. You play as a Freelancer, someone who pilots an exosuit called a Javelin in order to explore an alien world and defend its inhabitants from dangerous creatures and wandering hostile marauders.The game was first revealed at Microsoft's E3 2017 presentation. Since then BioWare has released a smattering of details concerning Anthem's systems and a handful of gameplay footage. To ensure you're kept up to date on everything there is to know about…

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6th December 2018
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E3: PS4 2018 Report Card: Sony's Year In Review

As of November 2018, the PlayStation 4 is five years old. In gaming terms, Sony's flagship gaming device has well and truly reached middle age, and after a brief mid-life crisis in 2017, the current year has been a good one for the market-leading console. It's got itself in shape at the spider-gym, bought itself an android servant, and even had a son. Has this metaphor been stretched far enough yet? Good. Let's take a look at the year that was for the PS4.Games, Glorious GamesPS4 exclusives have come thick and fast in 2018. Shadow of the Colossus kicked the year off with the nostalgic thud of…

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6th December 2018
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E3: 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 taking place tomorrow night, and host Geoff Keighley has been teasing announcements and special guests for the past few days now, but his latest reveal goes a little too far in my opinion. We now know that a new Far Cry game will be shown tomorrow night, and while I wasn't a big fan of the series' fifth iteration, that's…

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5th December 2018
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E3: Devil May Cry 5: Release Date, Main Characters, And Everything We Know So Far

After a long hiatus, Capcom is bringing the Devil May Cry series back to its core storyline and set of characters in serious style. Set for a worldwide release on March 8, 2019 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, Devil May Cry 5 is the next major entry in the series, bringing back a sense of style and action that the series helped popularize since its debut in 2001. With multiple playable characters, new weapons systems, and a surprising number of callbacks to previous games, DMC5 looks to be the game that many long-time fans have been waiting for.Though we're still a few months away, we're still in the…

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5th December 2018
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E3: Kingdom Hearts 3: Release Date, The Current Timeline, And Everything Else We Know

It's been a long time coming, but Kingdom Hearts III is almost here. Set for a worldwide release on January 29, 2019 for PS4 and Xbox One, the next game in the incredibly complicated yet whimsical action-RPG series will conclude the main story with Sora, Donald Duck, Goofy and other friends as they face off against the evil Organization XIII and the swarming blight known as the Heartless. Since its debut, the Kingdom Hearts series blended together the exuberance and wonder of a Disney spectacle with the mechanics of an JRPG, offering something that really shouldn't have worked as well as it did.There's…

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4th December 2018
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E3: Crackdown 3 Release Date And US Pre-Order Guide (Xbox One, PC)

It's been a long time coming, but we can finally rest assured that Crackdown 3 is heading our way soon. This open-world shooter for Xbox One and PC is set to launch on February 15, 2019. It puts you in the shoes of a super-cop in a city overrun by gangs. As you level up, you'll be able to leap up the sides of skyscrapers and throw vehicles at enemies in your pursuit of justice.If you're ready to lock down your copy of this Microsoft exclusive, you might want to know where to buy it, how much it costs, and what comes with it. We have you covered on all accounts below.No Pre-Order BonusAs yet, no…

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4th December 2018
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E3: The Last of Us: Part II Will Not Appear at The Game Awards 2018

Naughty Dog speaks.Expectations are high for The Game Awards 2018, and there’s speculation swirling around virtually every major upcoming release. Sony released a reactions video for The Last of Us: Part II this week, forcing some fans to theorise that the sequel may pop up during Geoff Keighley’s bonanza on Thursday.Naughty Dog, however, has ruled the title out. “We won’t have anything new to share from The Last of Us: Part II,” it wrote. “We’re hard at work and looking forward to revealing more when the time is right!” So that’s that, then – with no E3 2018 in Sony’s schedule,…

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3rd December 2018
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E3: Social Media Scuttlebutt Says Microsoft Is Sniffing After Sony Studio

Money talks.Microsoft has been snapping up mid-sized studios like corporate acquisitions are going out of fashion, and now the social media rumour mill is aflame with speculation that the team in green is about to snap up a studio that’s worked with PlayStation in the past. This opens the floor to a raft of possibilities, from Supermassive Games to Quantic Dream and about a dozen others in between.The rumour comes courtesy of a Twitter account maintained by someone called Klobrille, whose historical social media activity suggests he likes Xbox just a little bit. Apparently he’s a reliable…

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3rd December 2018
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E3: Xbox One 2018 Report Card: Year In Review

Xbox One, Microsoft's successor to the Xbox 360, turned five-years old in 2018. This year, Xbox One still lacked the sheer volume of quality exclusives that its competitors produced. However, Microsoft took steps towards improving Xbox One's future by increasing the appeal of the console for anyone who already owns one.So as we say goodbye to 2018, let's look back at the type of year Xbox One had.More Controller Options Makes Games More Accessible For AllXbox One still has one of the better standard controller designs out there, but Microsoft's decision to expand on what people can use to play…

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2nd December 2018
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E3: Why Xbox Is Sticking With E3 After Sony Dropped Out

For the first time in E3's history, Sony is skipping the annual big-time gaming show next year. Microsoft, meanwhile, will attend the event. Now, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has shared some insight into why Microsoft remains committed to E3 after its biggest competitor dropped out.According to Twinfinite, during Microsoft's Extra Life livestream event, Spencer acknowledged how E3 has changed over the years. E3 began as a very business-focused event that retailers would attend to determine how many games to order for the holidays. That still happens, and E3 remains important for business reasons, but…

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2nd December 2018
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E3: Fallout 76 Patch Notes For December 4 Update Released

The next big patch for Bethesda's multiplayer RPG Fallout 76 is coming soon, and now developer Bethesda has posted the full patch notes for the December 4 update.As announced previously, this patch will increase the maximum stash storage to 600 pounds, and it could expand further down the road, Bethesda said. The update also introduces stability improvements to the Fallout 76 client and servers, which in turn should lead to a better experience overall.In terms of balance changes, the Fallout 76 patch makes bosses drop 2-4 items per boss (depending on difficulty and level), while weapon damage…

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30th November 2018
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E3: Last Chance To Get 4 Free PS4 Games: PS Plus November 2018

Anyone with an active PlayStation Plus subscription who hasn't yet downloaded November's free games is running out of time to get them. All six games for PS4, PS3, and PS Vita will go back to regular price on Tuesday, December 4, when December's PS Plus games go free.On PS4, you can grab Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition, a remaster of the PS3-ear shooter from Epic Games. It's an over-the-top action game that incorporates a deceptively clever skillshot system. In our Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition review, Scott Butterworth wrote, "the experience absolutely holds up: the skillshot system remains wildly…

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30th November 2018
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E3: Game Release Dates Of 2018: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Red Dead 2, Fallout 76

After the amazing gaming year that was 2017, many wondered how well 2018 would turn out. Fortunately for everyone, it has been great. The first half of the year has yielded a wealth of fantastic games, and there's more on the horizon. Upcoming games for the rest of this 2018 include slew of hotly anticipated new games, like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Red Dead Redemption 2, Spider-Man, and a whole lot more. To help you keep track of all the games coming out and what has already released, we've compiled a list of all the noteworthy release dates for the biggest ones confirmed to come out in 2018…

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30th November 2018
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E3: The Elder Scrolls Blades Gets Delayed

The Elder Scrolls Blades has been delayed. The first mobile installment in Bethesda's long-running RPG series was originally slated to hit iOS and Android devices sometime this fall, but according to the series' official Twitter account, it will now arrive in early 2019.Bethesda hasn't shared any further details on the game's new release window, nor did it provide a reason for the delay. However, the company says that players are still able to pre-register for The Elder Scrolls Blades on its website. Doing this will grant you early access to the game ahead of its launch, although we likewise don't…

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30th November 2018
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E3: The Elder Scrolls Mobile Game, Blades, Delayed

The Elder Scrolls Blades has been delayed. The first mobile installment in Bethesda's long-running RPG series was originally slated to hit iOS and Android devices sometime this fall, but according to the series' official Twitter account, it will now arrive in early 2019.Bethesda hasn't shared any further details on the game's new release window, nor did it provide a reason for the delay. However, the company says that players are still able to pre-register for The Elder Scrolls Blades on its website. Doing this will grant you early access to the game ahead of its launch, although we likewise don't…

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30th November 2018
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E3: New Halo Infinite Concept Art Revealed; What Clues Do You See?

343 Industries has shared a new piece of concept art for the upcoming Halo game Halo Infinite. Revealed in a new Community Update, 343 says the art comes from a Halo Infinite reveal trailer that originally aired during E3 back in June.What secrets does the image contain? Have a look for yourself--be sure to zoom in and enhance--and let us know in the comments below what you might have found. The Halo Infinite reveal trailer from E3 was actually for the game's new engine, Slipspace, and not the game itself. The company has yet to show off the game itself yet, however, but we do know it is coming…

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