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Fortnite's New Crew Subscription Aims to Turn Regular Players Into Regular Customers

With many still banking V-Bucks from one Battle Pass to buy the next, Epic’s adding a new subscription to entice players.

Mortal Kombat 11 Skin Pack Adds Voices and Likenesses From the '90s Movie

No, sadly, Goro is not one of them.

The Next-Gen Version of FIFA 21 Is EA's Idea of a "Strand Game"

A look at all the enhancements being made to FIFA 21 on Xbox Series X and PS5.

Xbox's Phil Spencer Thinks "Apathy" Is the Biggest Threat to Both Microsoft and Sony

Spencer still isn't into the console wars mindset. The real issue, as he sees it, is one the whole entertainment industry faces.

Starting Screen | Now Is a Perfectly Good Time to Tackle Tough Subjects in Games Coverage

This terrible, historic year has also seen an uptick in interest around gaming. That's exactly when our best writers should follow their instincts.

Hitman 3 Will Reveal a New Neon-Drenched Locale Tomorrow

Hot on the heels of IO's big 007 announcement, Hitman's looking to give Night City a run for its money.

When Will It Actually be Possible to Buy an Xbox Series X or PS5?

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | For many, next-gen may not be accessible until early 2021.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Review: Status Quo With a Slick Paranoiac Sheen

A showcase of how limited even a good Call of Duty can be.

Psyonix Explains Why 120 FPS Is a “Minor Patch” For Xbox Rocket League and Not PS5

It sounds like this is one big benefit of Smart Delivery for developers.

A Quick and Dirty Ranking of The Game Awards GOTY Nominees for 2020

Hades is a great choice, Doom Eternal... less so.

Hitman Studio IO Interactive Is Working on a New James Bond Game

The minds behind Agent 47 are concocting an origin for a different kind of secret agent.

The Last of Us Part 2 and Hades Lead 2020's Game Awards Nominees

Supergiant and Naughty Dog have racked up the nods at this year's Keighley-tastic show.

Star Wars: Squadrons Is Getting B-wings, TIE Defenders, and a Whole Lot More for Free

Looks like Titan and Vanguard are getting more support from EA after all.

Ubisoft's Skull and Bones Studio Just Lost Its Managing Director, but He Hasn't Been Fired

Hugues Ricour, once the boss at Ubisoft Singapore, will remain employed in a different position after a leadership audit.

Divekick and Killer Instinct Makers Iron Galaxy Announce New Melee Multiplayer Project

The Chicago-based team is also welcoming some Bungie talent to the fold and creating a new Co-CEO position.

EA Has Some Fascinating Ideas for Madden 21 on Next-Gen Consoles

The Microsoft Flight Simulator of sports games? How Madden 21 on PS5 and Xbox Series X uses Next Gen Stats to power its gameplay.

New Cyberpunk 2077 Footage Shows Xbox Series X and Xbox One X Performance

See how the two console generations handle Night City.

Destiny 2's Greediest Guardians Are Camping Out at a New Loot Cave

Bungie brought back the Cosmodrome and, inadvertently, the act of shooting lazily into a room for shiny engrams.

EA Makes Billions From Its Prevent Defense on Loot Boxes

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Don't worry, there's PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S stuff in here too

Steam's Getting Support for the DualSense and the New Xbox Wireless Controller

There's beta support out right now, but some features are absent on the Sony side.

The Xbox Series X vs. PlayStation 5: Our Complete Breakdown and Final Verdict

Two consoles, two visions for the future. We compare their specs, games, and prospects for the future.

Tetris Effect: Connected's Co-op Has a Self-Revival Trick Everyone Needs to Learn

We're never gonna protect this trippy Tetris realm if you don't!

How to Make Your Money in Yakuza: Like a Dragon's Business Mode

Go from rags to riches with some proper management.

Ubisoft Connect's Cross-Progression Feature is Something Every Publisher Needs

Cross-progression is the number one feature I want from this generation.

Xbox Head Says Series X and S Have Broken Previous Microsoft Launch Record

Sales-wise, the new Xbox consoles are off to a good start, at least vaguely so.

Microsoft Would Like You to Please Stop Vaping Into Your Brand New Xbox

It seems like a pretty bad idea.

Twitch's Advice For Streamers Hit With DMCA Notices Over Recorded Music: "Stop Doing That"

The streaming giant's new response to a rash of copyright-related removals is seen by many as long-overdue and insufficient.

Halo TV Series Recasts Cortana With Original Voice Actress Jen Taylor

Taylor will be the first (and so far only) person from the games to reprise their role on TV.

Former WWE 2K Developers Yuke's Are Now Working on an AEW Game

WWF No Mercy director Hideyuki Iwashita is also working on the project.

Xbox Head Says Report on Japanese Studio Acquisition Talks Is "Not Accurate"

Phil Spencer says Microsoft isn't "out there with [its] business card" courting teams in Japan.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Is the First Thing You Should Buy on Your New Xbox Series X

We break down the reasons why Xbox Game Pass is an essential pickup now that the Xbox Series X is here.

Sony Reportedly Discussed Raising Game Prices Above $70

It's not a new standard just yet, but that $70 Demon's Souls could've cost more.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Review: An Epic Dragon's Quest

The Yakuza series treads new ground, finding its next legend in the process.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Is Getting 30 Free Days of Disney+

More than enough time to binge The Mandalorian or to watch 1986's Mr. Boogedy several dozen times.

Microsoft Reportedly Approached Several Japanese Studios For Acquisition Talks

A new report says studios big and small were recently approached.

Halo 4 Will Debut on the PC Master Chief Collection Next Week

The Master Chief Collection will be complete on Windows in just a matter of days.

Axe of the Blood God: The Next-Gen Console Launch Extravaganza!

Our complete breakdown of this week's PS5 and Xbox Series X launch.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Review: A Legacy's Burden

A fantastic historical setting is once again weighed down by all the cruft we've come to associate with Assassin's Creed.

PS5 and Xbox Series X/S Reviews Are Out, So What Are You Getting?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Now that the dust has settled and reviews are out, are you picking up a new console?

The New Console Generation is Finally Upon Us

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | The Xbox Series X|S and PS5 offer two competing visions for the future.

Take-Two Is in Talks to Acquire Codemasters

The publisher could be picking up a new racer.

Bloober Team's The Medium Is Being Pushed Into Next Year

Horror fans will have to wait for next-gen terror.

Next-Gen Upgrades for Control Delayed to Early 2021

Remedy needs a bit more time getting Control ready for PS5 and the new Xboxes.

NBA 2K21 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X Is Basically a Whole New Game

In addition to getting a WNBA career mode, there's a bunch of other new additions coming.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Comes to Xbox Game Pass Via EA Play Next Week

Game Pass subscribers get EA Play on the same day it receives Respawn's Star Wars title.

EA Reveals Next-Gen Enhancements for Apex Legends, Star Wars: Squadrons, and More

They may not all have their own next-gen version, but they'll still get a boost on next-gen.

Xbox Series S Will Only Have 364 GB of Storage Free For Games

A large chunk of the digital-only console's drive is dedicated to the operating system.

Xbox Series X Review: Microsoft's Powerful Next-Gen Console is Still Lacking Its Killer App

Microsoft's new console inspires plenty of optimism, but it still has a few hurdles to overcome.

Yakuza Localization Head Says Next Step For Franchise Is Simultaneous Global Release

As Yakuza's Western fanbase grows, a global launch seems like the right call.

Fortnite Will Get Several Improvements on Next-Gen, Including DualSense Feedback

Feel the Fortnite in your controller.

Ruined King, a League of Legends RPG, Is Coming in Early 2021

It's a single-player adventure from the makers of Battle Chasers: Nightwar.

Ubisoft Says Several of Its PS4 Games Won't Be Compatible With PS5

These titles, including Assassin's Creed Syndicate, didn't appear on Sony's official exemption list.

Crunch is a Flat Circle at CD Projekt Red

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Cyberpunk 2077 developer stays true to form.

Apex Legends' Design Director on Next-Gen Upgrades, the Switch, and Crunch at Respawn

Ahead of Season 7's launch, Respawn's Jason McCord also fills us in on Horizon, map design, and Respawn's new studio.

Everwild's Creative Director Has Left Rare

Another upcoming next-gen Xbox project loses its director.

Ubisoft Pushes Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine Into Next Fiscal Year

Two more games are getting pushed back due to COVID complications.

CD Projekt Red Joint CEO Apologizes For Describing Crunch as "Not That Bad"

One CD Projekt Red head has reportedly apologized to its employees for comments made on crunch.

NBA 2K21 Is Bringing MyPlayer to the WNBA

The new mode is a next-gen exclusive, however.

Todd Howard Says He "Grossly Underestimated" the Wider Impact of Bethesda's Acquisition

To Howard, going to Xbox was a natural next step, not a seismic shift in the games industry.

Watch Dogs: Legion Review: The Voice of the People Is Slightly Muted

Stomp around future London as anyone, from an old punk rocker to poor podcaster.

Halo Infinite's Creative Director Has Left the Project

Chris Lee is the second director to leave Halo Infinite's development over the last two years.

Romantic RPG Haven Will Launch This December

Set a date for this couple's journey into the unknown.

No Man's Sky Is Getting a Free, Hefty Upgrade for Next-Gen Consoles

Better visuals, higher resolutions, and bigger multiplayer sessions are coming at launch.

Tetris Effect: Connected Brings Some Competitive Edge Back to the Chillest Tetris

Enhance and Resonair are expanding upon Tetris Effect with new co-op and competitive modes, but the biggest draw might end up being a 1989 throwback.

Xbox Series X Initial Impressions: A Dramatic Entrance for an Understated Console

Here's everything you'll find in the box when the Xbox Series X arrives in a couple weeks.

Cyberpunk 2077 Is Delayed Again to December

CD Projekt Red is pushing the date on Cyberpunk back yet again.

Both Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21 Hit Next-Gen This December

Next-gen sports will arrive a little after launch.

Obsidian's Grounded Will Be "Next-Gen Ready" For Xbox Series X and S

The tiny odyssey will be ready for the big new consoles.

Grounded's Next Update Adds an Intimidating Koi Fish to the Pond

Also, underwater spiders. Spiders that can swim. Water spiders.

Here's What the Xbox Series X and S User Experience Looks Like

A new video shows what it'll look like when you boot up a next-gen Xbox.

Publishers Are Embracing Games as a Disservice

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Take-Two offered an ugly peek at the future with NBA 2K21.

Gears 5's Next-Gen Update Will Let You Swap John DiMaggio's Marcus For Dave Bautista

This is cool for Bautista but… maybe a bit weird for long-time Gears actor DiMaggio?

Xbox Game Pass Streaming Sticks Are a Possibility, Phil Spencer Says

Spencer says he thinks we're "going to see lower priced hardware" in the Xbox ecosystem in the future.

Xbox Denies That Fan Harassment Factored Into the Firing of a Brazilian Host

Former video host Isadora Basile says she thinks the abuse made her "too much of a problem" for Microsoft to handle.

Immortals Fenyx Rising Just Wants To Be an Enjoyable Romp Through Greek Mythology

Sometimes, you don't need to aim to shatter convention or establish a new genre.

Ubisoft Merges Uplay and Ubisoft Club Into One Cross-Progression Platform

Connect will bridge the gap between consoles and generations.

NBA 2K21's Unskippable Pre-Game Ads Were a Mistake, 2K Says

It doesn't sound like ads are necessarily going away, but 2K promises the issue "will be fixed in future episodes."

Assassin's Creed Valhalla's DLC Roadmap Includes Trips to Ireland and France

Valhalla's Vikings set their sights on two new lands for future expansions.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Is Getting a Bunch of Xbox Series X Enhancements

120 FPS modes and 4K on Series X are coming soon.

Bloodlines 2 Senior Narrative Designer Has Left the Project, Paradox Confirms

Cara Ellison has left the project and the studio behind it.

Axe of the Blood God: A Closer Look at Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Plus, we let our imaginations run wild in this week's episode of the RPG podcast.

Rainbow Six Siege Is Coming to Xbox Game Pass for Consoles and Streaming

Ubisoft's popular multiplayer shooter could potentially be a big get for streaming.

NBA 2K21 Draws Ire For Unskippable Loading Screen Ads

A month after release, some ads find their way into NBA 2K.

Avengers Proves That Roadmaps Don't Always Survive Contact With Reality

A roadmap isn't much more than a promise a studio hopes to keep.

Double Fine's LucasArts Remasters Are All Coming to Game Pass Soon

The Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, and Day of the Tentacle remasters will all arrive on Xbox in a few weeks.

Microsoft Wants to Keep GameStop Around a Little Longer

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | A new deal raises big questions about the present console generation and the future of gaming retail.

Xbox's Phil Spencer Says Microsoft's Current Nintendo Switch Approach "Doesn't Feel Sustainable"

Microsoft would want the whole ecosystem to move over, not just games on a case-by-case basis.

Marvel's Avengers' Next-Gen Version Delayed Into 2021

You can still play on your new console with backward compatibility, though.

Borderlands 3 Adds a New Skill Tree For Every Vault Hunter With Upcoming Designer's Cut

The new season pass will also add a Director's Cut next year.

Destiny 2 Is Getting 4K 60 FPS Support on Xbox Series X and PS5 in December

Bungie will introduce Destiny 2's next-gen improvements about a month after Beyond Light.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Hands-On: Getting My Scorpion On, As Ubisoft Rethinks Loot and Leveling

With another demo, we pick at the depths of Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

NBA 2K21 Promises Fancy Next-Gen Footwork and Neat Haptics on PS5

On the new consoles, it may actually be quite easy to notice the tweaks coming to 2K21.

Time-Warping RPG Cris Tales Delayed Into 2021

The classically-inspired RPG shifts into another year.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Features Multiple Performance Modes on Xbox Series X

You can either do 4K at 30 FPS or notch down the resolution for 60 FPS gameplay.

Borderlands 3 Will Get a Launch Day Upgrade on Next-Gen Consoles

Loot and shoot in 4K/60.

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