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Sifu Sells 3 Million Copies, Developer Celebrates with New Outfits - gamingbolt.com
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21.02.2024

Sifu Sells 3 Million Copies, Developer Celebrates with New Outfits

Developer Sloclap has announced that Sifu has hit a new sales milestone, reaching 3 million copies sold. Celebrating the milestone, the studio has released two new outfits as a thank-you to its players.

Alan Wake 2 Will Add Photo Mode with a Free Update “Somewhere Around Spring” - gamingbolt.com
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21.02.2024

Alan Wake 2 Will Add Photo Mode with a Free Update “Somewhere Around Spring”

From New Game Plus to Chapter Select, Remedy Entertainment has added a few notable new features to Alan Wake 2 with free updates since its release in October, and the developer has now confirmed that another one of those is on the way.

The Outlast Trials Trailer Highlights Major Antagonists - gamingbolt.com
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21.02.2024

The Outlast Trials Trailer Highlights Major Antagonists

Red Barrels’ The Outlast Trials will exit early access next month, having gone gold last week. A new trailer has debuted at IGN Fan Fest 2024, highlighting two of the major villains that players deal with. Check it out below, though be advised of gruesome violence and disturbing imagery.

Tales of Arise Crosses 3 Million Players - gamingbolt.com - Usa
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21.02.2024

Tales of Arise Crosses 3 Million Players

Almost two weeks after announcing that it sold 2.7 million units, Bandai Namco’s Tales of Arise has reached over three million players. The action RPG launched in September 2021 for Xbox Series X/S, PS5, PS4, Xbox One and PC, and recently joined PlayStation Plus Extra/Premium and Game Pass.

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.

Skull and Bones Has Extremely Low Metacritic User Score - gamerant.com - Singapore - city Singapore - India
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20.02.2024

Skull and Bones Has Extremely Low Metacritic User Score

Ubisoft's newly launched Skull and Bones is not faring well on the review aggregate site Metacritic, where it has received overwhelmingly negative ratings from gamers. Prior to its full release, game testers had already complained about the game.

Unicorn Overlord Has “the Largest Amount of Content” in a Vanillaware Game - gamingbolt.com
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20.02.2024

Unicorn Overlord Has “the Largest Amount of Content” in a Vanillaware Game

Vanillaware may have struggled to break into the mainstream until now, but those who’ve played the developer’s past games – from Odin Sphere to Dragon’s Crown to 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim – will gladly tell you that it has been putting out bangers for quite a while now. Its next game – Unicorn Overlord, which launches next month – is looking like it’s going to be another notch on the belt for the studio, with Vanillaware itself saying that it’s the biggest game it’s ever made.

Need for Speed Unbound is Getting Another Full Year of Post-Launch Support - gamingbolt.com
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20.02.2024

Need for Speed Unbound is Getting Another Full Year of Post-Launch Support

2024 is the year of Need for Speed’s 30th anniversary, and developer Criterion Games has announced plans to commemorate the occasion- though not in a way that many would have expected. The developer has revealed that it will be supporting Need for Speed Unbound, which launched in November 2022, will be getting another full year of post-launch content.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Updates Will Buff Raising Hell Rewards, Adjust Two Mutators - gamingbolt.com
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20.02.2024

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Updates Will Buff Raising Hell Rewards, Adjust Two Mutators

Along with assuring players that future patches would fix server and login issues for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, game director Axel Rydby also revealed other upcoming changes. First is a buff to Promethium earned from Raising Hell.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Server Issues Are a “Top Priority” for Rocksteady - gamingbolt.com
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20.02.2024

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Server Issues Are a “Top Priority” for Rocksteady

Rocksteady’s Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League received a patch last week to nerf burning damage and how it scales into the end-game. However, server and login issues persist even after all these weeks. Game director Axel Rydby revealed in the recent Weekly Developer Update that its next patch will address the same, though “we might not be able to fix all those issues right away.”

Assassin’s Creed Mirage – Permadeath Mode is Out February 20th, New Details Revealed - gamingbolt.com
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20.02.2024

Assassin’s Creed Mirage – Permadeath Mode is Out February 20th, New Details Revealed

Ubisoft will release Title Update 1.0.7 for Assassin’s Creed Mirage on February 20th at 4 AM PT. It adds the long-awaited permadeath mode, Full Synchronization Challenge. As “the ultimate test of your assassin skills,” players will desynchronize if protagonist Basim dies or does anything illegal, even traversing outside permitted locations.

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.

Forza Horizon 5 Crosses 37 Million Players - gamingbolt.com
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20.02.2024

Forza Horizon 5 Crosses 37 Million Players

Nearly three and a half years after launch, Forza Horizon 5 continues to achieve new player count milestones. As reported by Snap Blast PLAY on Twitter, the open-world racing sim’s in-game player count has crossed 37 million players in its lifetime. It surpassed 34 million players in October 2023, which means about three million additional players in less than four months.

Dying Light 2 Stay Human – Reloaded Edition Announced, Out on February 22nd - gamingbolt.com
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19.02.2024

Dying Light 2 Stay Human – Reloaded Edition Announced, Out on February 22nd

Techland has announced (via Gamerant) that Dying Light 2 Stay Human will receive a new edition on February 22nd. The Reloaded Edition goes live alongside the Firearms Update and includes the base game, the Bloody Ties DLC and all updates released thus far.

Nacon Connect Set for February 29, GreedFall 2: The Dying World Update Teased - gamingbolt.com
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19.02.2024

Nacon Connect Set for February 29, GreedFall 2: The Dying World Update Teased

Publisher Nacon has announced a new edition of its annual Nacon Connect event. Set for February 29 at 7 PM CET, the event will feature updates and new information on upcoming Nacon titles scheduled to release in 2024, as well as “a few surprises”.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is Considered a “Million-Selling” Title, Says Capcom - gamingbolt.com
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19.02.2024

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is Considered a “Million-Selling” Title, Says Capcom

While Capcom reassesses its pricing strategy for future titles in the wake of “rising development costs”, it should be interesting to see how Dragon’s Dogma 2 fares. As the first title from the publisher priced at $69.99, it’s on a much larger scale than the original and arguably carries more hype.

Capcom Considering “Price Review” For Future Titles Due to “Rising Development Costs” - gamingbolt.com
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19.02.2024

Capcom Considering “Price Review” For Future Titles Due to “Rising Development Costs”

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is the next major release for Capcom, capping off the current fiscal year. It’s garnered attention for its massive world, unconventional mechanics (including restrictions to fast travel) and emergent gameplay. However, it’s also the first title from the publisher to be priced at $69.99, joining the likes of Sega and major Western publishers like Microsoft, Sony, Ubisoft and more.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Trailer Showcases the Spell-Slinging Mage Vocation - gamingbolt.com
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19.02.2024

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Trailer Showcases the Spell-Slinging Mage Vocation

After the Fighter, Thief and Archer, the Mage Vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2 has received a dedicated trailer. Capable of wielding the elements and other mystic arts, they can pelt enemies from afar with projectiles or cast spells to buff their allies. Check it out below.

Shin Megami Tensei 5: Vengeance Has Reportedly Been Rated in Korea - gamingbolt.com
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19.02.2024

Shin Megami Tensei 5: Vengeance Has Reportedly Been Rated in Korea

Since its launch a little over two years ago, Shin Megami Tensei 5 has remained exclusive to the Nintendo Switch. Rumours have repeatedly insisted, however, that Atlus’ acclaimed RPG is also headed to additional platforms, something that wouldn’t be surprising given the company’s newfound appreciation for multiplatform releases, and more evidence has seemingly emerged to point to the same.

Control 2, Condor, Max Payne 1 and 2 Remake Expected to Enter Next Development Stages This Year - gamingbolt.com
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19.02.2024

Control 2, Condor, Max Payne 1 and 2 Remake Expected to Enter Next Development Stages This Year

Along with sales updates for Alan Wake 2 and Control, Remedy Entertainment CEO Tero Virtala also revealed the status of ongoing projects like Control 2, Max Payne 1 and 2 Remake, and Condor. All three titles have “increased development pace” and are expected to reach the next stages of development in the first half of 2024.

Phil Spencer Confirms Major Xbox Cloud Gaming Feature Coming Soon - gamerant.com - Britain - Usa - South Korea - city London
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19.02.2024

Phil Spencer Confirms Major Xbox Cloud Gaming Feature Coming Soon

Xbox Cloud Gaming should start allowing users to stream their own games sometime in 2024, according to Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer. Streaming enthusiasts have been waiting for this feature to be added to the Xbox service since its earliest days, back when it was still called xCloud.

Hilarious Starfield Clip Shows What Happens When a Ship Lands in Water - gamerant.com
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19.02.2024

Hilarious Starfield Clip Shows What Happens When a Ship Lands in Water

Starfield's expansive world never ceases to amaze fans, and one curious player was stunned wehn they found out what happens when a ship lands on water. As is the case with most Bethesda games, Starfield is synonymous with some really interesting bugs and features, but this one is by far one of the most hilarious of them all.

Rumor: Dragon’s Dogma 2 Could Be Getting a Demo Soon - gamerant.com
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18.02.2024

Rumor: Dragon’s Dogma 2 Could Be Getting a Demo Soon

A demo of the highly-anticipated Capcom RPG Dragon's Dogma 2 could be on the way, according to data discovered within a recent Steam update. Capcom shocked the gaming world in 2022 when it announced the beloved Dragon's Dogma will be receiving a sequel, coming more than 10 years after the original game's launch. The cult-classic RPG had been heavily requested to see a comeback from fans, receiving praise for its combat system and unique «Pawns» mechanic. Now, fans could be getting a chance to try out the sequel soon.

Tekken 8 is Adding an In-Game Shop, Post-Launch Details Coming on February 20 - gamingbolt.com
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18.02.2024

Tekken 8 is Adding an In-Game Shop, Post-Launch Details Coming on February 20

Fighting games as a genre tend to be more prone to aggressive monetization than most other games, with the likes of Street Fighter 6 and Mortal Kombat 1 having served as recent prominent examples. So when Tekken 8 launched last month without any microtransactions, it came as a breath of fresh air. As many had probably anticipated though, it looks like that’ll be changing soon.

Alan Wake Franchise Will Continue to “Grow and Expand,” Remedy Says - gamingbolt.com - county Wake
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18.02.2024

Alan Wake Franchise Will Continue to “Grow and Expand,” Remedy Says

Remedy Entertainment recently announced that Alan Wake 2 has sold over 1.3 million units worldwide, becoming the studio’s fastest-selling game to date, and though the acclaimed survival horror title has yet to fully recoup the money that was poured into its development and marketing, it looks like it’s gotten off to a strong enough start that Remedy is already planning for more Alan Wake in the future.

Banjo-Kazooie Reboot is Being “Reworked from its Original Vision and Scope” – Rumour - gamingbolt.com
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18.02.2024

Banjo-Kazooie Reboot is Being “Reworked from its Original Vision and Scope” – Rumour

Banjo-Kazooie has to be one of the most highly requested revivals in all of gaming, but sadly, up till now, there’s been little official indication that the beloved platforming series is anywhere close to making a comeback. That said, leaks have claimed in recent months that a new Banjo-Kazooie game is indeed in development, though it seems the project has undergone a bit of a reset behind-the-scenes.

Fable is Targeting a 2025 Release – Rumour - gamingbolt.com - state Indiana
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18.02.2024

Fable is Targeting a 2025 Release – Rumour

Microsoft’s first-party pipeline is looking set for a packed 2024, with the likes of Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, Indiana Jones and the Great Circle, and Avowed, among others, set to launch this year, but will that momentum carry forward into 2025? Obviously, it’s far too early to have a concrete answer to that question just yet, but it looks like one long-awaited Xbox game – Fable – is targeting a release next year.

Palworld Player Accidentally Blows Up Their House - gamerant.com - Japan
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18.02.2024

Palworld Player Accidentally Blows Up Their House

A Palworld player made a grave mistake when trying to show off the game's Decal Gun, accidentally destroying their hard-built house in the process. The newest game from Japanese indie developer Pocket Pair has become a breakout hit since its debut, combining the monster-catching elements of games like Pokemon with survival gameplay. Nearly a month after the game's launch, Palworld has already sold tens of millions of copies and has been one of 2024's most popular releases. Fans have clearly been enjoying the game, with a variety of creations and content.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Might be Getting a Demo Soon – Rumour - gamingbolt.com
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18.02.2024

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Might be Getting a Demo Soon – Rumour

The first few weeks of 2024 have been packed full of major new releases (and a couple of big surprises that came out of nowhere), and the coming weeks look like they’re going to keep that momentum going. Of the games lined up for launch in the near future though, Dragon’s Dogma 2 is perhaps among the biggest ones, and it seems like players might soon get the chance to dip their toes in its waters before the full game launches.

Fan-Requested Palworld Feature Would Help Players Avoid Making a Big Mistake - gamerant.com
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18.02.2024

Fan-Requested Palworld Feature Would Help Players Avoid Making a Big Mistake

A Palworld player suggested that the game should add a padlock icon to prevent Pals from being sold, butchered, or condensed by accident. Palworld quickly became one of the most popular releases of the year, achieving impressive numbers in both sales and concurrent players. But despite all the success in almost a month, Palworld players are starting to notice the absence of some features that could improve the experience even more.

Palworld Player Collects All Legendary Schematics Without Ever Butchering Any Pals - gamerant.com
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18.02.2024

Palworld Player Collects All Legendary Schematics Without Ever Butchering Any Pals

A Palworld player showed off their dedication and strict policy of not butchering any Pals with some screenshots of them obtaining all the game's legendary schematics and crafting the respective items for their character to use. After the Palworld player shared proof of their deeds, other users complimented their commitment to not using a Meat Cleaver at all.

Dragon's Dogma 2 Confirms Good News for PS5 Gamers - gamerant.com
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17.02.2024

Dragon's Dogma 2 Confirms Good News for PS5 Gamers

Capcom's upcoming Dragon's Dogma 2 has recently confirmed that it won't require a PS Plus subscription in order to use its online features. Dragon's Dogma 2 is one of Capcom's most anticipated releases of 2024. One of the biggest features in the RPG is the Pawn system, which is enhanced through online play.

New PS5 and Xbox Action-RPG is Getting Great Reviews - gamerant.com - France
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17.02.2024

New PS5 and Xbox Action-RPG is Getting Great Reviews

The newest RPG from Life is Strange studio Don't Nod, Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden, is receiving rave reviews following its launch, with many praising its gameplay and gripping narrative. French developer Don't Nod made waves in the gaming industry with the release of Life is Strange in 2015, becoming an instant hit and receiving multiple accolades following its debut. The developer has made its name for its narrative-driven adventure games, releasing a sequel to Life is Strange alongside new original games like Twin Mirror. Now, the studio's newest game is seeing positive reception.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Player Count Continues to Dwindle - gamerant.com
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17.02.2024

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Player Count Continues to Dwindle

The newly released Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is continuing to lose players on Steam, with player counts dipping every day since the game's launch. The newest shooter from Rocksteady Studios in the Batman: Arkham universe shifts players to an anti-hero role, taking control of villains like Harley Quinn and King Shark to battle a mind-controlled Justice League. Reception to the game has largely been mixed since its launch, with many criticizing its lackluster gameplay. Now, even more fans are stepping away from the new DC shooter.

Starfield Players Point Out Missed Opportunity With Ecliptic Faction - gamerant.com
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17.02.2024

Starfield Players Point Out Missed Opportunity With Ecliptic Faction

Some Starfield fans have recently banded together to discuss how disappointed they are with the fact that the Ecliptic faction is essentially a reskinned version of Spacers instead of acting like the lore suggests it should. Their discussion also yielded some compelling ideas about how the Ecliptic could have been improved, underlining the players' sentiment that Starfield's handling of the group represents a missed opportunity for Bethesda.

Skull and Bones Out Now on PC and Consoles, Free Trial Goes Live - gamingbolt.com - India
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17.02.2024

Skull and Bones Out Now on PC and Consoles, Free Trial Goes Live

After seeing numerous delays, Ubisoft’s latest multiplayer pirate-themed game, Skull and Bones, is finally out on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. Alongside its release, Skull and Bones also has a free trial available. Check out the trailer showcasing the free trial below.

Palworld Details Plans to Combat Cheating - gamerant.com - Japan
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16.02.2024

Palworld Details Plans to Combat Cheating

Pocketpair has shared the first details of its plans to crack down on Palworld cheaters, which include several countermeasure confirmations. Some of the newly announced actions will be implemented in a matter of weeks, whereas others are a bit further away from reaching Palworld.

Florida Man Accused of Attacking Friend With a Sword Over an Xbox - gamerant.com - state Florida
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16.02.2024

Florida Man Accused of Attacking Friend With a Sword Over an Xbox

An apparent argument over an Xbox led a Florida man to attack his friend with a sword, causing serious injuries to the victim. The Daytona Beach police are currently on the hunt for the man after the Xbox argument caused a violent altercation between the two friends.

Baldur's Gate 3 Wins Yet Another Game of the Year Award - gamerant.com - county Story
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16.02.2024

Baldur's Gate 3 Wins Yet Another Game of the Year Award

The highly acclaimed Baldur's Gate 3 has brought home yet another set of accolades after the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences announced its yearly DICE Awards winners. The recent victory comes after Baldur's Gate 3 dominated The Game Awards late last year.

Next-Gen Xbox Will Be the 'Largest Technical Leap' for a New Console Generation, Says Microsoft - gadgets.ndtv.com
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16.02.2024

Next-Gen Xbox Will Be the 'Largest Technical Leap' for a New Console Generation, Says Microsoft

Microsoft shared new details about its plans for Xbox hardware, teasing the next generation of Xbox consoles and providing updates about its gaming business in a special edition of the Official Xbox Podcast Thursday. While the company confirmed that four Xbox-exclusive games would launch on PS5 and Nintendo Switch, it reiterated its commitment to developing Xbox hardware and exclusives titles on the platform. In the podcast, Xbox president Sarah Bond said that Microsoft was focussed on delivering the “largest technical leap” for a new console generation for the next Xbox.

Baldur's Gate 3 Player Beats Honour Mode Final Boss in Unexpected Way - gamerant.com
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16.02.2024

Baldur's Gate 3 Player Beats Honour Mode Final Boss in Unexpected Way

A Baldur's Gate 3 player has defeated the Honour Mode final boss using an unexpected tactic: throwing a helmet. The feat showcased the many possibilities the game offers and the ingenuity of players in overcoming Baldur’s Gate 3's toughest challenges.

Baldur’s Gate 3 – Patch 6 is Now Live - gamingbolt.com
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16.02.2024

Baldur’s Gate 3 – Patch 6 is Now Live

Larian Studios’ latest massive patch for Baldur’s Gate 3 is now available, bringing quality-of-life features, improvements and Honour Mode changes. Patch 6 provides different kinds of kisses for one’s partner, which are new and randomized while differing depending on height.

No Rest for the Wicked Gameplay Showcases Exploration, Combat and Boss Fight - gamingbolt.com
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16.02.2024

No Rest for the Wicked Gameplay Showcases Exploration, Combat and Boss Fight

Moon Studios’ next title, No Rest for the Wicked, is due for a showcase on March 1st. However, IGN First will have new gameplay and details until then, starting with nine minutes of exploration leading up to a boss fight against Warrick the Torn. Check it out below.

Alan Wake 2 is Remedy’s Fastest-Selling Game with 1.3 Million Units Sold - gamingbolt.com
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16.02.2024

Alan Wake 2 is Remedy’s Fastest-Selling Game with 1.3 Million Units Sold

Alan Wake 2 launched last October following years of anticipation and was instantly met with widespread critical acclaim, being deemed by many to be one of the best games in a historic year for the medium. Remedy Entertainment has now also announced sales figures for the survival horror title, and its commercial success is reflecting its critical acclaim.

Diablo 4 Will Not Release for Xbox Game Pass Core - gamingbolt.com
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16.02.2024

Diablo 4 Will Not Release for Xbox Game Pass Core

With Activision Blizzard now officially part of Xbox, it was obviously going to be only a matter of time before its games started appearing on Game Pass. That process is set to kick off on March 28, with Diablo 4 being the first game to join the service– but though the action RPG is joining the service’s catalog, it turns out not all subscribers are going to be able to dive in.

Palworld Trick Lets Players Get Resources From Pals Without Killing Them - gamerant.com
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16.02.2024

Palworld Trick Lets Players Get Resources From Pals Without Killing Them

A Palworld player has discovered that mounting a Pal while butchering it allows players to get resources without killing the creature. Palworld is a survival game set in a colorful world where players build bases and catch creatures known as Pals. While Pals can fight, they engage in other activities like farming and dungeon exploration.

Payday 3 Hopes to Address Community Concerns With Operation Medic Bag, 2024 Plans Revealed - gamingbolt.com
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16.02.2024

Payday 3 Hopes to Address Community Concerns With Operation Medic Bag, 2024 Plans Revealed

Developer Starbreeze Studios and publisher Deep Silver have announced a new initiative to respond to community feedback for co-op shooter Payday 3. The initiative, dubbed Operation Medic Bag, involves a team within the studio having reviewed and revisited all aspects of Payday 3, and reprioritising development pipeline for upcoming updates.

Phil Spencer Doesn’t See Any Benefit in Helldivers 2 Not Being on Xbox - gamingbolt.com - state Indiana
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16.02.2024

Phil Spencer Doesn’t See Any Benefit in Helldivers 2 Not Being on Xbox

Microsoft has announced that it’s bringing four of its first-party titles to rival platforms, and though it hasn’t yet been confirmed what those four games are (besides the fact that Starfield or Indiana Jones are not among them– well, for now, at least), it does very much look like the company is testing the waters for future plans of expanding its multiplatform presence.

Street Fighter 6 Gets New Character Guide Video for Ed - gamingbolt.com - state Oregon
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16.02.2024

Street Fighter 6 Gets New Character Guide Video for Ed

Capcom has released a new trailer for the newest upcoming addition to the Street Fighter 6 roster, Ed. The trailer acts as a guide for the upcoming character, explaining to players how his various moves, attacks, and specials work, and how they can be used together.

Xbox President Teases “Exciting Stuff” for Hardware This Holiday Season - gamingbolt.com
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15.02.2024

Xbox President Teases “Exciting Stuff” for Hardware This Holiday Season

While Microsoft has teased next-generation Xbox hardware, the “largest technical leap” seen in a console generation, Xbox president Sarah Bond confirmed some upcoming hardware news later this year. On the Official Xbox Podcast, she said, “There’s some exciting stuff coming out in hardware that we’re going to share this holiday.”

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Gets New Update - gamerant.com
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15.02.2024

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Gets New Update

Halo: The Master Chief Collection has released a new update that fixes common bugs and makes a big improvement to the classic version of Halo 2's multiplayer. This is the first update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection since July of last year.

Microsoft Will Launch Four 1st-Party Titles for Other Platforms - gamingbolt.com - state Indiana
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15.02.2024

Microsoft Will Launch Four 1st-Party Titles for Other Platforms

It’s official: Starfield, and Indiana Jones and the Great Circle are not coming to PS5 or Nintendo Switch in the foreseeable future. However, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer did confirm that four other titles would launch this year for other platforms.

Game Pass Hits 34 Million Subscribers Across Xbox and PC - gamingbolt.com - state Indiana
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15.02.2024

Game Pass Hits 34 Million Subscribers Across Xbox and PC

In a recently uploaded special episode of the Official Xbox Podcast, Microsoft Gaming’s leadership team made some key announcements about select first-party Xbox titles that are headed to PlayStation and Switch (which doesn’t include the likes of Starfield or Indiana Jones, contrary to recent reports), what that means for Microsoft’s future first-party plans, and more. And of course, with first-party being the focal point of the discussion, during the podcast, they also spoke about Game Pass.

Game Pass Will Remain Exclusive to Xbox and PC - gamingbolt.com - state Indiana
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15.02.2024

Game Pass Will Remain Exclusive to Xbox and PC

Microsoft has confirmed that four of its Xbox/PC titles will be coming to other platforms. These don’t include Starfield or Indiana Jones and the Great Circle, which will remain exclusive. However, what about Game Pass, which has reached 34 million subscribers since launching in June 2017?

Phil Spencer Says There’s “No Fundamental Change” to How Xbox Thinks About Exclusivity - gamingbolt.com - state Indiana
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15.02.2024

Phil Spencer Says There’s “No Fundamental Change” to How Xbox Thinks About Exclusivity

Microsoft has announced that it’s bringing four of its first-party Xbox titles to rival platforms, and though the company hasn’t named those four games yet, it’s said that two of them are smaller releases that are at least a year old, while the other two are live service games that will benefit from an expanded pool of players by going multiplatform. At the same time, it’s been confirmed that bigger, flagship first-party releases like Starfield and Indiana Jones and the Great Circle will remain Xbox exclusives. So what exactly does this mean for Xbox’s first-party strategy as whole?

Tekken 8 is a Huge Hit - gamerant.com
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15.02.2024

Tekken 8 is a Huge Hit

Tekken 8 has been a smash hit among gamers, at least according to a recently released financial report from Bandai Namco. Tekken 8’s storypicks up where 2015’s Tekken 7 left off, with Jin Kazama fully recovered from the events of past entries and ready to challenge his father Kazuya Mishima to determine the fate of the world. Gameplay-wise, Tekken 8 introduces new concepts like the Heat System and Tornado Hits, which help give matches a more “aggressive” feel than those of its predecessors. There are also different gameplay modes like the new Arcade Quest and the returning Tekken Ball to keep players coming back for more.

Palworld Player Builds Impressive Mountain Base - gamerant.com
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15.02.2024

Palworld Player Builds Impressive Mountain Base

One Palworld player has managed to build their base on a mountain. Palworld is an action-oriented game where players must overcome enemy Pals, monstrous creatures with their own skills, to progress in the story. It emphasizes survival and exploration, featuring over 130 Pals that can be used to navigate through the world. As confirmed by the developers, Palworld will receive content updates in the months ahead and introduce more PvP activities, bosses, and sub-regions.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Patch Fixes Burn Damage Scaling, XP Exploits - gamingbolt.com
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15.02.2024

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Patch Fixes Burn Damage Scaling, XP Exploits

Rocksteady Studios has released a new patch for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, and as promised, it fixes a bug with Diablo Blaze’s burn damage scaling. Instead of scaling with enemy debuffs and player damage buffs, it only scales with the former.

Payday 3 is Performing at “Significantly Lower Levels” Than Expected – Starbreeze - gamingbolt.com
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15.02.2024

Payday 3 is Performing at “Significantly Lower Levels” Than Expected – Starbreeze

Payday 2 was a huge success for Starbreeze, to say the very least, but its sequel has got off to the worst possible start- or, well, close enough, at any rate. Launching with significant issues, the game was roundly criticized by critics and players upon release, and though it attracted a sizeable playerbase initially, it didn’t take long for interest to taper off, with Embracer Group – parent company of Payday 3 publisher Plaion – confirming that the game had failed to meet expectations.

Xbox Game Pass Is Losing 2 Games Today - gamerant.com
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15.02.2024

Xbox Game Pass Is Losing 2 Games Today

Today is the last day for Xbox Game Pass members to play Galactic Civilizations 3 and OPUS: Echo of Starsong, two popular titles with «Mostly» and «Overwhelmingly Positive» Steam reviews, respectively. Both will be leaving Xbox Game Pass at midnight local time on February 16, although that's actually enough time to beat one of them.

Tekken 8 Has Sold 2 Million Units - gamingbolt.com - Britain
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15.02.2024

Tekken 8 Has Sold 2 Million Units

2024 has already had a number of major releases, and in that list, Tekken 8 has turned out to be among the most successful. The newest entry in Bandai Namco’s fighting franchise launched last month, instantly being met with widespread acclaim from critics and audiences alike, and it’s seeing commercial success to match, to the extent that Bandai Namco says the game’s sales are “better than we’d hoped for at this point”, as shared by journalist Takashi Mochizuki on Twitter.

Tales of Arise is Coming to Game Pass on February 20 - gamingbolt.com
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15.02.2024

Tales of Arise is Coming to Game Pass on February 20

The lineup of games being added to Game Pass’ library over the course of February was revealed earlier in the month, and though it was already looking quite strong with the likes of Resident Evil 3, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, and more, another major title has now been confirmed to be joining the service’s ranks.

Palworld Player Builds Incredible Base Around Anubis Statue - gamerant.com
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15.02.2024

Palworld Player Builds Incredible Base Around Anubis Statue

A Palworld player built a complex base on Mount Obsidian, near the giant Anubis statue. Ever since Palworld was released and became a hit, players have built increasingly complex bases, and this one is an example of how creative these places can be.

Outcast – A New Beginning Demo is Out Now on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S - gamingbolt.com
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15.02.2024

Outcast – A New Beginning Demo is Out Now on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S

Upcoming open-world action adventure game Outcast – A New Beginning now has a demo available on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. The demo was released alongside a new trailer, which you can check out below.

Xbox Confirms Changes Coming in February 2024 Console Update - gamerant.com
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14.02.2024

Xbox Confirms Changes Coming in February 2024 Console Update

Xbox has begun rolling out its February update, which includes touch-control support for Xbox Remote Play, a new calibration tool for controllers, and more. Xbox's newest update applies to both Xbox One and Xbox Series consoles.

The Finals Update 1.8.0 Adds New Limited Time Valentine's Event and Other Fixes - gamerant.com
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14.02.2024

The Finals Update 1.8.0 Adds New Limited Time Valentine's Event and Other Fixes

The latest update for The Finals arrives, bringing additional bug fixes and balance changes to the online shooter, while also adding a limited-time Valentine's Day-inspired event and rewards. Staying true to its live service roots, Embark continues to update The Finals frequently, both with general improvements and tweaks, as well as bringing new content for players to check out. Alongside traditional seasonal updates, Embark has also added smaller limited time modes to keep things feeling a bit fresh.

Exodus Outlines Elise, a Sleeper Companion With a Mech Suit - gamingbolt.com
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14.02.2024

Exodus Outlines Elise, a Sleeper Companion With a Mech Suit

Archetype Entertainment has released new details for Exodus, specifically for one of the companions joining The Traveler on their journey. Elise Charroux is a Sleeper who arrives in the Centauri Cluster after being awoken from cryosleep. Described as “Fearless, relentless, and loyal to a fault,” she takes to battle in a mech suit.

Suikoden and Eiyuden Chronicle Creator Yoshitaka Murayama Has Passed Away - gamingbolt.com
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14.02.2024

Suikoden and Eiyuden Chronicle Creator Yoshitaka Murayama Has Passed Away

Yoshitaka Murayama, the creator of the Suikoden and Eiyuden Chronicle franchises has passed away. Indie developer Rabbit and Bear Studios – the developer of Eiyuden Chronicle, founded by Murayama – confirmed in a statement that the designer died earlier this month, on February 6, due to “complications with an ongoing illness.”

Xbox Isn’t Giving Up on Making Consoles - comingsoon.net - state Indiana
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14.02.2024

Xbox Isn’t Giving Up on Making Consoles

The last few years have seen Microsoft Gaming shift focus from Xbox consoles to prioritize the subscription-based Game Pass service. However, CEO Phil Spencer recently confirmed that Xbox isn’t getting out of the console business.

Palworld Player Shares Helpful Image Showing How Much Space Each Storage Unit Has - gamerant.com
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14.02.2024

Palworld Player Shares Helpful Image Showing How Much Space Each Storage Unit Has

A Palworld player has shared with the community a helpful image showing how much space each storage unit has, ranging from the little shelves to the large containers. The community was thankful for this simple guide, while at the same time some players criticized the lack of more in-game information in Palworld.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Trailer Showcases the Archer Vocation - gamingbolt.com
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14.02.2024

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Trailer Showcases the Archer Vocation

Continuing its trend of standalone trailers for each Vocation in Dragon’s Dogma 2, Capcom has released one for the Archer Vocation. Armed with a bow and arrow, it prefers to fight from range, though there’s plenty of versatility. Check it out below.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Has Earned $90 Million for Hasbro - gamingbolt.com
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14.02.2024

Baldur’s Gate 3 Has Earned $90 Million for Hasbro

Hasbro has announced that Baldur’s Gate 3 from Larian Studios has earned about $90 million for the company through licensing since its launch last year. This is up from the $63 million it made for Wizards of the Coast for the fiscal quarter ending September 31st, 2023.

Lies of P x Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Update is Live, Adds New Weapon and Armor - gamingbolt.com - Japan
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14.02.2024

Lies of P x Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Update is Live, Adds New Weapon and Armor

A new update is live for NEOWIN’s Lies of P – a collaboration with Koei Tecmo’s Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, which adds the Azure Dragon Crescent Glaive, Armor of the Honorable and Bandana of the Honorable. Players can find these in the Equipment and Bag menus.

Palworld Glitch Lets You Skip to the End of Dungeons - gamerant.com
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14.02.2024

Palworld Glitch Lets You Skip to the End of Dungeons

A Palworld player demonstrated how they could take advantage of some glitches in the game that allowed them to trivialize a dungeon, skip right to the end, and claim the rewards in around a minute. The Palworldplayer posted a video of their deed on social media, and other players debated between doing dungeons normally and using glitches to get them done quickly.

Dune-Inspired Xbox Series S and Floating Xbox Controller Unveiled - gamingbolt.com
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14.02.2024

Dune-Inspired Xbox Series S and Floating Xbox Controller Unveiled

Alongside the free Dune expansion for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Xbox is continuing its collaboration with Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures to release a new themed Xbox Series S and controller.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Gets Free Dune Expansion With Flyable Ornithopter - gamingbolt.com
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14.02.2024

Microsoft Flight Simulator Gets Free Dune Expansion With Flyable Ornithopter

Microsoft Flight Simulator is getting a new expansion in collaboration with upcoming movie Dune: Part Two. The expansion, out for free today, brings players to the harsh world of Arrakis. Players can make use of the Dune setting’s iconic aircraft, the Ornithopter, to explore the skies of Arrakis.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Will Launch With Uncapped Frame Rate - gamingbolt.com
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13.02.2024

Dragon’s Dogma 2 Will Launch With Uncapped Frame Rate

Amid rumors that Dragon’s Dogma 2 would be locked to 30 FPS on consoles, director Hideaki Itsuno has tweeted that the open-world action RPG will release with an uncapped frame rate. On the one hand, this is good news for PC players since it could mean achieving +120 FPS at higher resolutions.

Xbox Reveals New Dune Controller That 'Floats' - gamerant.com - county Butler - Austin, county Butler
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13.02.2024

Xbox Reveals New Dune Controller That 'Floats'

Microsoft has unveiled a unique Xbox controller that seemingly floats in the air, together with a special-edition Series S console, both styled after Dune. The debut of this distinct duo of Xbox devices coincides with the release of a Dune-themed expansion for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Former Ascendant Studios Dev Calls Immortals of Aveum a 'Truly Awful Idea' - gamerant.com
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13.02.2024

Former Ascendant Studios Dev Calls Immortals of Aveum a 'Truly Awful Idea'

One of Immortals of Aveum's former developers has spoken about why the EA-backed magic shooter may have struggled to find success. A story-driven single-player FPS campaign that lets players wield different types of magic, Immortals of Aveum was released in August 2023 to solid reception, but ultimately failed to gain any sort of substantial following.

Baldur’s Gate 3 – Patch 6 is 21 GB, Requires 150 GB Free Space on PC - gamingbolt.com
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13.02.2024

Baldur’s Gate 3 – Patch 6 is 21 GB, Requires 150 GB Free Space on PC

Larian Studios has confirmed that Patch 6 for Baldur’s Gate 3 will launch this week, though an exact date and time is unknown. However, it did reveal that the patch is 21 GB on all platforms. Furthermore, PC and Steam Deck players will need “approximately” 150 GB of free space to install it.

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