Category: games

PlayStation 5 backwards compatibility leaked by GameStop

While Microsoft kicked off the week by revealing new details about the Xbox Series X, it’s been a little while since we heard from Sony about the PlayStation 5. When the console was first confirmed, PlayStation 5 architect Mark Cerny had a lot to say about it, but in recent months, Sony has gone mostly silent about the machine.

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Borderlands 3 heads to Steam next month, new DLC revealed

If you’ve been holding out for the Steam release of Borderlands 3, your wait is about to come to an end. Gearbox has announced that the game will be heading to Steam next month, roughly six months after it launched on the Epic Games Store. When Borderlands 3was first announced, it garnered a fair amount of controversy for being an Epic Games Store timed exclusive on PC, but now it seems that…

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Microsoft is the latest company to drop from GDC amid coronavirus outbreak

The hits just keep on coming for GDC 2020. Earlier today, Unity Technologies announced that it would be skipping the show, which is scheduled to happen from March 16th to the 20th. Just a short time after Unity made its announcement, Microsoft has confirmed that it, too, will be dropping out of the show.

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Coronavirus costs GDC 2020 another major exhibitor

With the current coronavirus outbreak – COVID-19 – big trade shows have been losing exhibitors. Before the show was cancelled entirely, a number of big-name companies dropped out of Mobile World Congress 2020, and now we’re seeing the same thing happen with the 2020 installment of the Game Developers Conference. GDC 2020 lost another exhibitor today, as Unity announced it will not be attending…

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Baldur’s Gate 3: How and when to watch today’s gameplay reveal

After 20 years, we’re finally getting a new game in the mainline Baldur’s Gate series, and with the RPG masters at Larian Studios at the helm of this game, there’s good reason to be excited. Last week, Larian announced that it would be revealing our first look at Baldur’s Gate 3gameplay at PAX East. The big day has finally come, so if you’re looking forward to this game, you might want to check…

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Stardew Valley version 1.5 content update in the works

For the past several months, Stardew Valley mastermind Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone has been working to bring the game’s 1.4 update to all platforms. With that roll out now complete, Barone has made a big announcement: Stardew Valley‘s version 1.5 update is now in development. We know that version 1.5 will be another content update, but beyond that, details are slim at this point.

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Xbox Series X will be able to resume games after reboots

Earlier this week, Microsoft revealed a lot of new details about the Xbox Series X. The blog post Microsoft published discussed a lot of things, from details about the console’s CPU and GPU to new information about the SSD and its capabilities. In a follow-up to that post, Xbox’s Larry Hyrb has published a new episode of his Major Nelson Podcast in which he interviews Xbox director of product…

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PS Plus free games for March ready to push Bioshock, The Sims 4 out

The shortest month of the year, even on a leap year, is about to end. While that transition between months may not mean much to many people, it often means a new selection of free titles for gamers. We’ve already seen what Google has planned for Stadia streamers and the play of dark and light that Xbox Live Gold has ready. Now it’s Sony’s turn to take the stage and, to no one’s surprise, the…

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Konami Code creator Kazuhisa Hashimoto has passed away

While modern video games and gamers are more obsessed with mods and, sometimes, hacking to modify behavior and gain an upper hand, the console games of old had very little room for after-market modification. Instead, game developers would often sneak in some obscure techniques to make gamers’ lives a bit easier or at least more amusing, a strategy that gave birth to an Easter egg culture that…

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GOG’s more lenient refund policy accepts games that were already played

GOG may no longer really mean “Good Old Games” since it has started also selling Good New Games but it hasn’t exactly departed from the spirit that made it a name in the PC gaming space. When most publishers and distributors espoused mostly draconic DRM strategies, GOG offered the freedom that was once prevalent in the good old gaming days. Now it’s taking one more step towards that identity with…

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