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Xbox Game Pass is getting tons of new games this month, including Bluey: The Videogame and Madden NFL 24 - techradar.com
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21.02.2024

Xbox Game Pass is getting tons of new games this month, including Bluey: The Videogame and Madden NFL 24

Xbox Game Pass is getting several new additions in the coming month, including Bluey: The Videogame andMadden NFL 24. 

Ditching physical media 'not a strategic thing' for Xbox, says Phil Spencer - techradar.com - county Spencer
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21.02.2024

Ditching physical media 'not a strategic thing' for Xbox, says Phil Spencer

Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer has confirmed that Xbox will not be moving away from physical media anytime soon, despite the market trending towards digital purchases.

Best Xbox Games: 10 Ultimate Gaming Collection - tech.hindustantimes.com
tech.hindustantimes.com
21.02.2024

Best Xbox Games: 10 Ultimate Gaming Collection

Xbox has been a powerhouse in the gaming world, captivating the hearts of millions with its best in class technology and immersive gaming experiences. The platform has consistently delivered top-notch games that redefine the boundaries of entertainment. In this compilation, we dive into the best Xbox games, curating a list of the 10 ultimate gaming gems that promise to elevate your gaming adventures.

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Reportedly Launching on June 21; First Gameplay Trailer Coming Later Today - wccftech.com - Japan
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21.02.2024

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Reportedly Launching on June 21; First Gameplay Trailer Coming Later Today

After a long wait and many rumors prompted by the developer's Steam backend tweaking, FromSoftware has finally announced that the first gameplay trailer for Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree will air later today at 4 PM Central European Time (7 AM Pacific Time) on YouTube. The trailer will be three minutes long.

Tekken 8 Reveals Plans to Deal with Rage Quitters - gamerant.com
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21.02.2024

Tekken 8 Reveals Plans to Deal with Rage Quitters

Tekken 8 has revealed that it plans to ban players who leave matches on purpose. Released earlier this year, Tekken 8 brings a new chapter of the iconic franchise. But while the game has numerous new features for the community to enjoy, like new mechanics and characters, Tekken 8 isn't immune to problems.

Famitsu Review Scores: Issue 1838 - gematsu.com
gematsu.com
21.02.2024

Famitsu Review Scores: Issue 1838

This week’s Famitsu review scores are in.

Tales of Arise shipments and digital sales top three million - gematsu.com - Japan
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21.02.2024

Tales of Arise shipments and digital sales top three million

Total worldwide shipments and digital sales for Tales of Arise have surpassed three million units, Bandai Namco announced. The achievement comes 21 months after the announcement that the game sold two million units.

Palworld Player With 140 Hours Shows Off Jaw-Dropping Base - gamerant.com
gamerant.com
21.02.2024

Palworld Player With 140 Hours Shows Off Jaw-Dropping Base

A gamer who played Palworld for over 140 hours has recently created an impressive base that looks like a huge fortress. Palworld has been a major hit since its early access release last month, surpassing 19 million players on Xbox and Steam, and some of them are extremely creative with base-building.

Call of Duty: MW3 and Warzone Fans Can Unlock a Free Monster Energy Skin - gamerant.com
gamerant.com
21.02.2024

Call of Duty: MW3 and Warzone Fans Can Unlock a Free Monster Energy Skin

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has released a Monster Energy-themed operator skin that can be used in Warzone as well. The new skin can be claimed by all Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone users and is not locked behind a battle pass.

Elden Ring DLC Reveal Happening Tomorrow - gamerant.com
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21.02.2024

Elden Ring DLC Reveal Happening Tomorrow

The long-awaited Elden Ring DLC, Shadow of the Erdtree, will be officially unveiled on Wednesday, February 21 at 7am PST. Elden Ring was a massive success in 2022, breaking sales records for FromSoftware and becoming one of the highest-rated games of all time. Unsurprisingly, many fans have been eager to continue their adventures in the Lands Between, and soon they will have the chance to do just that.

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree’s first trailer drops Wednesday - polygon.com
polygon.com
21.02.2024

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree’s first trailer drops Wednesday

It’s time to return to the Lands Between. Elden Ring developer FromSoftware announced Tuesday that it will release the first trailer for the open-world role-playing game’s expansion, Shadow of the Erdtree, on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

Xbox isn't giving up on discs yet, Phil Spencer says: "Our strategy does not hinge on people moving all-digital" - gamesradar.com
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21.02.2024

Xbox isn't giving up on discs yet, Phil Spencer says: "Our strategy does not hinge on people moving all-digital"

Even with its continued push for Game Pass, Xbox has no intention of fully abandoning disc-based games, according to Microsoft Gaming boss Phil Spencer.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Losing 2 Games on February 29 - gamerant.com
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20.02.2024

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Losing 2 Games on February 29

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is losing Soul Hackers 2 and Madden NFL 22 on February 29, 2024. While both games are being removed from the Xbox Game Pass service, they will still be available for purchase on the Microsoft Store for those who want to continue playing.

The Sims 4 Announces New Stuff Pack - gamerant.com
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20.02.2024

The Sims 4 Announces New Stuff Pack

The Sims 4 will explore gems as a skill and occupation in its upcoming Crystal Creations Stuff Pack. The Sims 4 has four different types of DLC: expansion packs, game packs, stuff packs, and kits. DLC is categorized and priced according to how much content it'll bring to the table. Kits were the latest addition to The Sims 4, and after they were introduced, EA stopped releasing stuff packs for a considerable amount of time.

Dead by Daylight All Things Wicked set to release next month featuring original Killer, Survivor, and Map - destructoid.com - Usa
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20.02.2024

Dead by Daylight All Things Wicked set to release next month featuring original Killer, Survivor, and Map

Behaviour Interactive revealed today the newest chapter for Dead by Daylight titled All Things Wicked. The new chapter will release on March 12, 2024 and feature an all-new original Killer, Survivor, and Map. A quaint small town, Greenville, has undergone a string of recent disappearances while local legend speaks of a sinister and deadly history that may be the culprit.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game launches June 4 - gematsu.com
gematsu.com
20.02.2024

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game launches June 4

Three-versus-seven asymmetrical online multiplayer game Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game will launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC via Steam on June 4, publisher and developer illFonic, and developer Teravision Games announced.

Dead By Daylight All Things Wicked Adds A New Killer & More - gameranx.com
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20.02.2024

Dead By Daylight All Things Wicked Adds A New Killer & More

Dead by Daylight players are getting something new coming their way next month. This latest chapter is called All Things Wicked, and with it comes a new survivor, killer, and a brand new map location. That should spark quite a bit of interest within the community as we’ve been waiting on the big reveal of the next chapter. Fortunately, the trailer has dropped, and you can view it below. 

MOBA revival Gigantic: Rampage Edition announced for PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One, and PC - gematsu.com - San Francisco
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20.02.2024

MOBA revival Gigantic: Rampage Edition announced for PS5, Xbox Series, PS4, Xbox One, and PC

Gearbox Publishing and developer abstraction has announced Gigantic: Rampage Edition, a “premium and definitive release” of the original multiplayer online battle arena shooter Gigantic from Motiga. It will launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store on April 9 for $19.99.

#BLUD launches June 18 for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC - gematsu.com
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20.02.2024

#BLUD launches June 18 for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC

Animated dungeon crawler #BLUD will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam on June 18, publisher Humble Games and developer Exit 73 Studios announced.

Xbox Game Pass Adds 8 Games While 2 Leave Service - comingsoon.net
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20.02.2024

Xbox Game Pass Adds 8 Games While 2 Leave Service

February 20 has seen two new games added to , and six more are on the way. However, two games will also disappear from the subscription service at the end of the month.

Starfield Releases Update 1.9.67 - gamerant.com
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20.02.2024

Starfield Releases Update 1.9.67

Starfield update 1.9.67 is now available for download across both PC and the Xbox Series X/S consoles. This release introduces some stability fixes and graphics improvements to Starfield, as well as several other changes.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is Currently 50% Off at Best Buy, Down to Just $34.99 - ign.com
ign.com
20.02.2024

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is Currently 50% Off at Best Buy, Down to Just $34.99

Best Buy's Presidents' Day sale has been full of some excellent deals, including on a variety of video games. One of our absolute favorites to come out of the sale is the standard edition of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.

Baldur's Gate 3 Releases New Hotfix Update - gamerant.com - Poland
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20.02.2024

Baldur's Gate 3 Releases New Hotfix Update

Baldur's Gate 3 has released a new hotfix that addresses some of the game's vendor-related issues. These problems were introduced after Baldur's Gate 3's recent Patch 6.

Xbox Game Pass Adds Tales of Arise, Bluey, Madden NFL 24 for Cloud, More in Late February - wccftech.com - county Cloud
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20.02.2024

Xbox Game Pass Adds Tales of Arise, Bluey, Madden NFL 24 for Cloud, More in Late February

Microsoft has revealed the titles they’ll be adding to Xbox Game Pass on PC and consoles in late February and very early March, and it’s a varied lineup. Madden NFL 24 released on Game Pass earlier this month, but now it can be played via the cloud. Players can also look forward to Bandai Namco RPG Tales of Arise, Warhammer 40K: Bolt Gun, and more. Of course, if you have kids, your Xbox will likely be monopolized by them playing Bluey: The Video Game.

5 years after shutting down, MOBA hero shooter Gigantic is coming back - polygon.com - Netherlands
polygon.com
20.02.2024

5 years after shutting down, MOBA hero shooter Gigantic is coming back

In 2018, less than a year after MOBA-hero shooter hybrid Gigantic launched, developer Motiga announced the game’s closure. Despite the initially positive reception to Gigantic’s colorful mash-up of two popular genres, the game “did not resonate with as many players as we’d hoped,” developers said at the time.

Tomb Raider Remastered development was led by a fan modder - destructoid.com
destructoid.com
20.02.2024

Tomb Raider Remastered development was led by a fan modder

I’m highly skeptical of remasters and remakes. They tend to either feel underwhelming or, worse, to actually do a competent job that ends up replacing the beautiful memories we had of the original. I didn’t have either problem with the new Tomb Raider Remastered.

Tales of Arise hits Xbox Game Pass today, as more games head to Pass in February - destructoid.com
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20.02.2024

Tales of Arise hits Xbox Game Pass today, as more games head to Pass in February

Bandai Namco’s epic RPG Tales of Arise is now available on Xbox Game Pass. It will be joined this month by the adorable Bluey: The Videogame, Indivisible, and Space Engineers among other titles, according to Xbox Wire.

Xbox Game Pass titles for late February 2024 announced - eurogamer.net - county Cloud
eurogamer.net
20.02.2024

Xbox Game Pass titles for late February 2024 announced

Microsoft has announced the next wave of titles headed to Xbox Game Pass, which are set to be added to the subscription service over the tail end of February.

Tekken 8 Mods Add Classic PS1 Skins for Kazuya, Jin, and Paul - gamerant.com - city Sanji
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20.02.2024

Tekken 8 Mods Add Classic PS1 Skins for Kazuya, Jin, and Paul

An impressive collection of Tekken 8 mods gives characters like Kazuya Mishima, Jin Kazama, and Paul Phoenix their classic looks from the original PlayStation era — blocky polygon textures and all. Tekken 8 sees the return of many longtime Tekken fighters, all of whom sport updated designs and improved graphics thanks to Unreal Engine 5. Paul in particular has a noticeably different look from his last appearance in Tekken 7, with Tekken 8 swapping out his trademark high-top fade haircut for a more relaxed style that has garnered a mixed response from fans.

Dead by Daylight Reveals Chapter 31 Killer, Survivor, and Map - gamerant.com
gamerant.com
20.02.2024

Dead by Daylight Reveals Chapter 31 Killer, Survivor, and Map

Dead by Daylight has officially announced its next Chapter, All Things Wicked, which will be available on March 12 across all platforms. Dead by Daylight has remained the top asymmetrical multiplayer horror game for nearly a decade now, and that is largely thanks to its steady stream of new content. New Dead by Daylight content is a mix of licensed killers and completely original creations from developer Behaviour Interactive.

Indiana Jones and the Great Circle relying on Nazis is a "creative lapse," says director of 32-year-old adventure game - gamesradar.com - Germany - state Indiana
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20.02.2024

Indiana Jones and the Great Circle relying on Nazis is a "creative lapse," says director of 32-year-old adventure game

Indiana Jones and the Great Circle sees Indy going up against Nazis, his favorite punching bags, but one veteran director and writer thinks that's a mistake.

Xbox Game Pass gets one of 2021’s best games today - digitaltrends.com
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20.02.2024

Xbox Game Pass gets one of 2021’s best games today

The next batch of titles coming to Xbox Game Pass this month was just revealed. Leading the pack of games being added to the subscription service today is Tales of Arise, a critically acclaimed RPG from Bandai Namco Entertainment that Xbox previously leaked was coming to the service.

Bluey’s coming to Game Pass - polygon.com - Diablo
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20.02.2024

Bluey’s coming to Game Pass

February’s remaining Game Pass lineup is a good time at the beach, whether you’re hanging out with the Heeler family and friends in Bluey: The Videogame or feasting on tourists as a bloodthirsty killer shark in Maneater.

Xbox Game Pass Lineup for Second Half of February Announced - ign.com - Britain - county Cloud
ign.com
20.02.2024

Xbox Game Pass Lineup for Second Half of February Announced

Microsoft has confirmed the games coming to Xbox Game Pass during the second half of February.

Xbox Game Pass adds Tales of Arise, Indivisible, Space Engineers, and more in late February - gematsu.com
gematsu.com
20.02.2024

Xbox Game Pass adds Tales of Arise, Indivisible, Space Engineers, and more in late February

Microsoft has announced new titles coming to Xbox Game Pass in late February, which includes Tales of Arise, Indivisible, Space Engineers, and more.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot DLC ‘Goku’s Next Journey’ launches February 21 - gematsu.com - Britain - Japan
gematsu.com
20.02.2024

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot DLC ‘Goku’s Next Journey’ launches February 21

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot downloadable content “Goku’s Next Journey” will launch on February 21, publisher Bandai Namco and developer CyberConnect2 announced.

Bang-On Balls: Chronicles for PS5, Xbox Series launches March 5 - gematsu.com
gematsu.com
20.02.2024

Bang-On Balls: Chronicles for PS5, Xbox Series launches March 5

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series versions of Bang-On Balls: Chronicles will launch on March 5, publisher Untold Tales and developer Exit Plan announced. The new versions will run in 4K resolution and 60 frames per second, and be available as a free upgrade for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners.

Times & Galaxy will have you scouring the galaxy for news stories - thesixthaxis.com
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20.02.2024

Times & Galaxy will have you scouring the galaxy for news stories

Times & Galaxy has been revealed by publisher Fellow Traveller and developer Copychaser Games, and it places players a robot intern at a galaxy spanning news outlet. The game has been developed by former journalists, and in it players will be sent off to find stories, chase leads, and interview people. You will also be able to create the headlines to try and make a big of a splash as possible.

Final Fantasy 14's Hydaelyn & Zodiark Figure Gets A Second Round Of Pre-Orders - thegamer.com
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20.02.2024

Final Fantasy 14's Hydaelyn & Zodiark Figure Gets A Second Round Of Pre-Orders

Collecting video game statues can be an expensive hobby. The problem is how damn good so many of them look. In a lot of ways, they're the best look we will ever get at some of our favorite characters. Graphics can continue reaching unbelievable levels of realism, but barring significant leaps forward in VR technology, we can't touch, hold, and walk around the characters on screen. We need statues for that, and clearly, Final Fantasy 14's Hydaelyn and Zodiark are characters the game's players really want a closer look at.

Assassins' Creed Mirage's Permadeath Mode Finally Arrives Today - ign.com - Britain
ign.com
20.02.2024

Assassins' Creed Mirage's Permadeath Mode Finally Arrives Today

Ubisoft is finally releasing the long-delayed permadeath mode for Assassin's Creed Mirage in title update 1.0.7.

Pokémon Direct with ‘exciting news’ confirmed for this month - videogameschronicle.com
videogameschronicle.com
20.02.2024

Pokémon Direct with ‘exciting news’ confirmed for this month

The Pokémon Company has announced a digital event for next week, which it says will contain “exciting news”.

Xbox Game Pass Adds Two Highly Rated Games Today - gamerant.com
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20.02.2024

Xbox Game Pass Adds Two Highly Rated Games Today

Two more games, Tales of Arise and Return to Grace, are being added to Xbox Game Pass on February 20. Rumors about Tales of Arise possibly coming to Xbox Game Pass began at the beginning of the month when Bandai Namco’s action RPG briefly showed up in a “coming soon” announcement on Xbox Wire. The game was quickly scrubbed from the list, but not before eagle-eyed readers spotted it, shared it on social media, and dug up the cached version of the article. As it turns out, the announcement was just made a week too early.

How to gameshare on a Nintendo Switch - digitaltrends.com
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20.02.2024

How to gameshare on a Nintendo Switch

Just like the Xbox Series X and the PS5, you can gameshare on your Nintendo Switch. It's a great way to experience more of the best Switch games without breaking the bank. As long as you have a digital copy of a game in your account, you can easily share that game with a friend across the original Switch, Switch OLED, and a even the Switch Lite. Here's how to gameshare on Nintendo Switch.

How to link Fortnite accounts on Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch - digitaltrends.com - Usa - Eu
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20.02.2024

How to link Fortnite accounts on Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch

Since launching in 2017, Fortnite seems to have launched on every platform under the sun. Whether you want to play on your smartphone at the airport or at home with your overpowered PC, Fortnite makes it easy to play on your terms. What makes it even more appealing is that you can carry your progress from one platform to the next, thanks to the wonders of cross-progression and cross-play.

PowerA Has Turned Fortnite's Peely Into A Nintendo Switch Controller - thegamer.com
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20.02.2024

PowerA Has Turned Fortnite's Peely Into A Nintendo Switch Controller

PowerA has teamed up with several games and series to create officially licensed controllers and accessories for all three leading console creators, but its newest team-up might be its biggest to date. The peripheral creator has partnered with Epic Games to create some unique Fortnite accessories for Nintendo Switch and Xbox, the former's collection including a controller that looks like it is made out of nothing but Peely.

Nintendo Announces Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase For Wednesday February 21 - wccftech.com
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20.02.2024

Nintendo Announces Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase For Wednesday February 21

Nintendo has announced a new Nintendo Direct Partner showcase for later this week on Wednesday February 21.

Palworld Glitch Turns Foxparks Into a 'Shiny' - gamerant.com
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20.02.2024

Palworld Glitch Turns Foxparks Into a 'Shiny'

A Palworld player recently captured a “shiny” Foxsparks, which had a slightly different color when compared to a normal one. While Palworld is greatly inspired by Pokemon, there are no official shiny Pals in the game, and this unique creature probably appeared due to a glitch.

Palworld Player Shows Helpful Building Technique - gamerant.com
gamerant.com
20.02.2024

Palworld Player Shows Helpful Building Technique

One Palworld player has shared a helpful building technique that allows them to stack base parts on each other. Palworld features an abundance of PvE activities, one of which is base-building, which requires a lot of resources. Farming natural resources can be pretty time-consuming unless players enlist their Pals to do it for themselves.

Recently-Added Xbox Game Pass Game is a Big Hit - gamerant.com - state Indiana
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20.02.2024

Recently-Added Xbox Game Pass Game is a Big Hit

Brotato has been installed over a million times since its release on Xbox Game Pass. Many excellent games have been added to Xbox Game Pass in 2024, and Brotato was among the best surprises of these additions, considering it’s a low-budget indie title that managed to make an excellent impression among most of its players.

Assassin's Creed Mirage Releases Update 1.0.7 - gamerant.com
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20.02.2024

Assassin's Creed Mirage Releases Update 1.0.7

Assassin's Creed Mirage fans have received an unexpected update to the title, featuring the launch of an all-new game mode and a plethora of other features. This is Assassin's Creed Mirage's first major update after Update 1.0.6, which was released a couple of months back and added New Game Plus alongside several other things.

Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase: how to watch and what to expect - digitaltrends.com
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20.02.2024

Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase: how to watch and what to expect

After lots of rumors (and a lot of educated guessing), Nintendo will finally give players a new Direct presentation this week — just as it does almost every February. This time, however, we aren’t getting a full-scale Direct bursting with first-party news. Instead, Nintendo will host a Partner Showcase that will focus on third-party games. While that would usually be a bit underwhelming, its notable considering that Xbox just announced that four of its games are headed to other platforms.

Xbox Fans Petitioning for Helldivers 2 to Launch on Xbox | Push Square - pushsquare.com
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20.02.2024

Xbox Fans Petitioning for Helldivers 2 to Launch on Xbox | Push Square

Following comments from Xbox boss Phil Spencer over how he's unsure who's helped by Helldivers 2 not launching on Microsoft consoles, Xbox fans have set up a petition directed at PlayStation to try and convince them to bring the co-op shooter to Xbox Series X|S. Close to 23,000 signatures have been garnered so far, with the petition saying it «heralds the arrival of a beloved franchise on new platforms» and «signifies a potential turning point in the ongoing console wars».

Xbox Is Bringing Four Exclusives to PS5, But It Won't Say Which | Push Square - pushsquare.com - state Indiana
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20.02.2024

Xbox Is Bringing Four Exclusives to PS5, But It Won't Say Which | Push Square

Microsoft has officially confirmed it’ll bring four formerly exclusive games to rival platforms like PS5, but it won’t say which ones. As part of a bizarre podcast featuring executives Phil Spencer, Sarah Bond, and Matt Booty, the trillion-dollar tech titan danced around the rumours which have been doing the rounds for weeks now.

Starfield, Indiana Jones Aren't Coming to PS5 Just Yet | Push Square - pushsquare.com - state Indiana
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20.02.2024

Starfield, Indiana Jones Aren't Coming to PS5 Just Yet | Push Square

Microsoft will not release Starfield and Indiana Jones and the Great Circle on PS5 – yet. Xbox boss Phil Spencer stressed these two titles are not part of the four unnamed outings it’s officially bringing to Sony’s system, but in a follow-up interview with The Verge he seemed hesitant to rule out the possibility of them ever getting converted in the future.

Xbox's 'Everywhere' Future Outlined in Company Memo from Phil Spencer | Push Square - pushsquare.com
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20.02.2024

Xbox's 'Everywhere' Future Outlined in Company Memo from Phil Spencer | Push Square

In case you missed it, Xbox's top dogs set live a podcast yesterday, publicly announcing the company's long-rumoured intention to bring a selection of first-party games to rival consoles. After so much noise around the subject, it hardly came as a surprise, but it's still a noteworthy shift in how the platform holder will handle its in-house titles going forward. While the messaging was kept fairly vague, we can get a touch more context from a company memo, sent from Phil Spencer to staff before the podcast's debut. It's now available to read in its entirety online.

Sony Slashes PS5 Forecast to 21 Million for Fiscal Year | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Japan - city Santa Monica
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20.02.2024

Sony Slashes PS5 Forecast to 21 Million for Fiscal Year | Push Square

As reported earlier today, Sony shipped 8.2 million PS5 consoles during the three-month period ending 31st December, 2023 – a very good number which contributed to record-breaking revenue, but not enough to help it reach its forecast of 25 million units for the current financial year. Thus far, it’s sold 16.4 million units, and subsequently it’s revised its forecast down to 21 million.

PS5, PS4 Pull in an Incredible 123 Million Monthly Active Users | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Japan
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20.02.2024

PS5, PS4 Pull in an Incredible 123 Million Monthly Active Users | Push Square

Console sales are crucial, and Sony will be pleased it’s shipped almost 55 million PS5s to date – but monthly active users are also an important metric for organisations these days. Platform holders want customers to be logging in often, because when they’re engaged, there’s a good chance they’ll spend money on software and add-ons through the PS Store.

Microsoft Exec on Helldivers 2: I'm Not Sure Who It Helps By Not Being on Xbox | Push Square - pushsquare.com - state Indiana - county Will
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20.02.2024

Microsoft Exec on Helldivers 2: I'm Not Sure Who It Helps By Not Being on Xbox | Push Square

Microsoft will bring four first-party titles to PS5, but it’s refusing to name which. Said titles will not include Starfield and Indiana Jones and the Great Circle, which will remain exclusive to Xbox and PC, until circumstances change. Xbox bigwig Phil Spencer, however, has seen the success of Helldivers 2 – and is struggling to see the advantage of the PlayStation-published shooter not being available on Xbox.

Reaction: Xbox Is Bringing Some Great Games to PS5, But Rumours Will Remain Rampant About What's Next | Push Square - pushsquare.com - state Indiana
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20.02.2024

Reaction: Xbox Is Bringing Some Great Games to PS5, But Rumours Will Remain Rampant About What's Next | Push Square

More great games are coming to the PS5, and that’s never a bad thing. Microsoft announced during a highly massaged corporate message that it’ll bring four first-party titles to rival systems, although it wouldn’t name any names. Fortunately, the rumours have been so strong that we can surmise they’ll be rhythm brawler Hi-Fi Rush, historical adventure Pentiment, nautical outing Sea of Thieves, and survival game Grounded. These fit Xbox boss Phil Spencer’s description of two smaller titles and two live service experiences.

Rumour: Xbox Has Considered Microsoft Flight Simulator, Gears of War, and DOOM for PS5 | Push Square - pushsquare.com - state Indiana
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20.02.2024

Rumour: Xbox Has Considered Microsoft Flight Simulator, Gears of War, and DOOM for PS5 | Push Square

Microsoft only announced four first-party titles for PS5 today, and it’s refusing to name which ones, although the likelihood is that Sea of Thieves, Grounded, Hi-Fi Rush, and Pentiment will all get ported. However, its stance is wishy-washy when it comes to other releases, with Spencer claiming he doesn’t believe “we should as an industry ever rule out a game going to any other platform”.

Sony Plans to Improve Profit Margins with 'Aggressive' PC Release Strategy | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Australia
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20.02.2024

Sony Plans to Improve Profit Margins with 'Aggressive' PC Release Strategy | Push Square

Sony president and PlayStation chairman Hiroki Totoki was asked in a Q&A session following Sony's latest financial results briefing why the game division is seeing an increase in gross income but not profits and what the company could do to improve its bottom line. Totoki said that there are two key areas he wants to focus on in this regard: hardware and first-party games.

Destiny 2 Player Makes Their Guardian Look Like a Minecraft Creeper - gamerant.com
gamerant.com
19.02.2024

Destiny 2 Player Makes Their Guardian Look Like a Minecraft Creeper

One creative member of the Destiny 2 community has managed to perfect an outfit for their Hunter to make them resemble Minecraft's iconic and explosive Creeper mob. The vast range of cosmetic options and outfit color combinations in Destiny 2often leads to some impressive character customization from the game's community, and this isn't the first time players have created their own custom outfits inspired by other franchises throughout the world of gaming.

Palworld Players Shouldn't Waste Resources on This Useless Item - gamerant.com
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19.02.2024

Palworld Players Shouldn't Waste Resources on This Useless Item

A Palworld player has discovered that the Decal Gun is essentially useless for decoration, as the paintings disappear soon after they’re made. Unlocking the Decal Gun costs Ancient Technology Points, so players should be wary of that before picking this item in Palworld.

How to fix ‘login limit reached’ error in Helldivers 2 - digitaltrends.com
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19.02.2024

How to fix ‘login limit reached’ error in Helldivers 2

As much fun as Helldivers 2 is for those who are able to play, there have unfortunately been a number of issues preventing fellow soldiers from doing their part. Some, like matchmaking issues, do have methods to get around them and back into the fight, but what if you see the «Login limit reached» message when reporting for duty? While none are guaranteed to work, there are a few workarounds you can try to get back to the game.

Logitech G Astro A50 X Gaming Headset Review: A Multi-Platform Maestro - howtogeek.com
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19.02.2024

Logitech G Astro A50 X Gaming Headset Review: A Multi-Platform Maestro

Since its founding in 2006, ASTRO Gaming has been known as a premium consumer electronics brand with a particular prowess in audio gear. A part of Logitech since 2017, ASTRO Gaming has continued to push the envelope in premium audio gear, culminating in their latest release, the Astro A50 X, part of the Logitech G Gaming Gear lineup.

How to Improve Performance on Your Xbox - howtogeek.com
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19.02.2024

How to Improve Performance on Your Xbox

You can’t upgrade your Xbox like you can a PC, but that doesn’t mean you can’t improve your experience. Here are some tips for squeezing as much performance as possible from Microsoft’s home consoles.

The Best Xbox Series X Headsets of 2024 - howtogeek.com
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19.02.2024

The Best Xbox Series X Headsets of 2024

The best Xbox Series X headsets will allow you to hear everything in your game while carrying your voice with crystal clarity to your teammates. Finding the perfect one can be a challenge, but these are the headsets that stand above the rest.

Sea of Thieves Releases Gigantic New Update - gamerant.com
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19.02.2024

Sea of Thieves Releases Gigantic New Update

Sea of Thieves has released a large new update that comes in at around 100 GB on Xbox consoles and PC. Although the Sea of Thieves patch does introduce plenty of improvements and bug fixes, the real reason for the update's large size is that it implements the latest Xbox Game Development Kit, which will benefit users in the future.

343 Pitched '20-30' Halo Ideas, Including New ODST Games - gamerant.com
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19.02.2024

343 Pitched '20-30' Halo Ideas, Including New ODST Games

In a bit of disappointing news for Halo fans, it's been revealed that 343 Industries had between 20-30 unsuccessful pitches for Xbox's flagship sci-fi shooter franchise, including a return to its popular Halo 3: ODST spin-off story. After a bit of a rocky start, Halo Infinite is still ongoing. While it can't boast nearly the number of player numbers as competitors like Call of Duty or Fortnite, its latest season, named Reckoning, provided a much-needed shot in the arm for the playerbase.

Dying Light 2 Gets Full-On Gunplay, Improved Visuals This Week Alongside “Reloaded” Edition - wccftech.com
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19.02.2024

Dying Light 2 Gets Full-On Gunplay, Improved Visuals This Week Alongside “Reloaded” Edition

Dying Light 2 Stay Human may be a first-person game, but developer Techland were always insistent it wasn’t a first-person shooter. While there were a few hacked-together firearms in the game, their use was very limited – the game was almost all about melee combat. This was explained in-game by the fact that Dying Light 2 takes place a couple of decades after the first game in a world that’s essentially returned to a feudal society where most mechanical things, including guns, have broken down or been destroyed.

Thrustmaster eSwap X2 Pro Controller Review - thesixthaxis.com
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19.02.2024

Thrustmaster eSwap X2 Pro Controller Review

As gaming grows ever bigger, in some ways the most interesting battles aren’t the obvious ones between Sony and Microsoft or Quest 3 and PSVR 2, it’s the steadily building war between peripheral manufacturers. Just when you think someone has perfected a controller’s form or a headset’s audio, another company comes along and makes an even better one. The original eSwap X Pro was one of the best Pro-styled controllers out there, and now Thrustmaster are back with the second iteration, looking to firmly cement their professional-level device in your hands. They’ve done an excellent job.

Times & Galaxy will have you scouring the galaxy for news stories - thesixthaxis.com
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19.02.2024

Times & Galaxy will have you scouring the galaxy for news stories

Times & Galaxy has been revealed by publisher Fellow Traveller and developer Copychaser Games, and it places players a robot intern at a galaxy spanning news outlet. The game has been developed by former journalists, and in it players will be sent off to find stories, chase leads, and interview people. You will also be able to create the headlines to try and make a big of a splash as possible.

PowerWash Simulator DLC ‘Warhammer 40,000 Special Pack’ launches February 27 - gematsu.com
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19.02.2024

PowerWash Simulator DLC ‘Warhammer 40,000 Special Pack’ launches February 27

PowerWash Simulator downloadable content “Warhammer 40,000 Special Pack” will launch on February 27, publisher Square Enix Collective and developer FuturLab announced.

Warframe iOS Release Date Announced - ign.com
ign.com
19.02.2024

Warframe iOS Release Date Announced

Cooperative sci-fi shooter Warframe is coming to Apple devices tomorrow, February 20.

PowerWash Simulator’s Warhammer 40,000 DLC Has a Release Date and Gameplay - Fan Fest 2024 - ign.com - Britain
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19.02.2024

PowerWash Simulator’s Warhammer 40,000 DLC Has a Release Date and Gameplay - Fan Fest 2024

PowerWash Simulator developer FuturLab has finally unveiled its Warhammer 40,000 DLC, and confirmed exactly what players will be able to clean.

This Pong spiritual successor will break your brain and spirit - digitaltrends.com
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19.02.2024

This Pong spiritual successor will break your brain and spirit

Pong is so simple that it feels like there’s no possible way to deconstruct it. The Atari classic is already the most fundamental multiplayer game possible, stripping competition down to a game of digital catch. And yet, developer Graphite Lab has turned the entire idea of Pong on its head with its latest game: qomp2.

I wasn’t expecting a poker roguelite to be my favorite game of 2024 so far - digitaltrends.com
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19.02.2024

I wasn’t expecting a poker roguelite to be my favorite game of 2024 so far

Have you ever stopped to think about your average deck of playing cards and what a design feat it is? Those 52 cards have kept people entertained for centuries thanks to limitless creativity. You can use them to play anything from Go Fish to King’s Cup. No matter how many times you shuffle them, there’s seemingly no bottom to the amount of games that can be dealt out.

Times & Galaxy launches in Q2 2024 for PS5, Xbox Series, Xbox One, Switch, and PC - gematsu.com
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19.02.2024

Times & Galaxy launches in Q2 2024 for PS5, Xbox Series, Xbox One, Switch, and PC

Space journalism point-and-click adventure game Times & Galaxy will launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam, GOG, and Humble Store in Q2 2024, publisher Fellow Traveller and developer Copychase Games announced. The console versions are newly announced. Applications are now available for a PC closed beta test that will run from February 26 to March 11.

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