Halo Infinite multiplayer preview starts this weekend

Players are just a day away from testing Halo Infinite’s multiplayer themselves, 343 Industries revealed on Twitter. From July 29 to Aug. 1, a group of select players will get the chance to engage in some arena-based combat. The studio will reveal more details and show off some of the preview via its Twitch and YouTube channels this Thursday. This […]

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Nier: Automata’s promised Steam patch coming July 15

Square Enix’s promised update for the Windows PC version of Nier: Automata is coming this Thursday, according to an update on the game’s Steam page. The Steam-specific patch will include updates to stabilize Nier: Automata’s frame rate, as well as add 4K resolution textures for certain visuals, and additional graphics tweaks. Nier: Automata’s Steam patch was announced in April, shortly […]

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World of Warcraft’s new patch is a buffet of collectibles and cameos

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has been in its launch phase for months, as Tuesday’s 9.1 patch is the first piece of content created entirely under Blizzard Entertainment’s work-from-home protocols. Chains of Dominations changes up the current anima grind and Covenant quests by introducing a smorgasbord of new content for players who are focused on the endgame. First — and most […]

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Star Wars podracing looks even cooler as pixel art

Luckily for us, developers are constantly documenting highlights from the game-making process with the hashtag #ScreenshotSaturday. These posts — which can come in the form of GIFs, screenshots, and video clips — allow fans to feast on the characters and worlds long before the release of the games. So we’ve rounded up some of the coolest works-in-progress we saw thanks […]

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Terra Nil is the video game version of ‘nature is healing’

Free Lives is best known for its 2014 side-scrolling action game, Broforce. The game features pixelated caricatures of action movie heroes blowing stuff up with big guns and even bigger American flags. So imagine my surprise in early June when the team announced its next project, Terra Nil, a “reverse city-builder” about restoring wild areas after an ecological disaster. After […]

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Don’t adjust your Xbox: Microsoft changes game cases again

Microsoft is, apparently, changing the game cases for Xbox titles. Box art seen at Best Buy and other retailers more prominently calls out the compatible platforms while eschewing the embossed Xbox logo that fronted game cases since the launch of Xbox One. It’s a subtle change and, considering how many full copy sales of video games take place online today, […]

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Halo Infinite will add a practice range with AI bots

The Academy is a new practice range coming to Halo Infinite, where new and old players alike can run drills and “practice on your own terms,” developer 343 Industries said during its multiplayer reveal stream Monday. Academy is built into Halo Infinite’s multiplayer experience — “a great place for newer players who are still picking up the controls,” Academy designer […]

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Tinykin looks like a Pikmin-inspired platformer for PC

PC gamers itching for a Pikmin-like fix have Tinykin to look forward to in 2022. The game, from developer Splashteam, stars a tiny protagonist and a small army of helpful insects — the titular Tinykin — was revealed Sunday during the PC Gaming Show. Here’s the narrative setup for Tinykin: It’s the year 2748 and Milo has re-discovered Earth! He’d […]

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