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Amazon pulls the plug on its first AAA game, ‘Crucible’

Amazon Games Earlier this year Amazon tried to make a splash with its first AAA title, a free-to-play shooter called Crucible that was originally announced in 2016. The multiplayer game launched in May but quickly returned to beta status as developers cut down the available modes and said they were adding polish. Today the team …

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Indie RPG ‘Indivisible’ won’t get any more updates after studio closure

Lab Zero Games After weeks of turmoil at the studio that created it, we now have a better idea of what will happen to indie RPG Indivisible. 505 Games, the game’s publisher, announced on Friday Indivisible won’t get any additional updates after a final Nintendo Switch patch is released later this month (via Kotaku). “At …

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‘Bugsnax’ arrives November 12th as a PS5 launch title

Young Horses/PlayStation Blog, Flickr Bugsnax created a stir at Sony’s June PS5 games event due to its goofy premise and memorable song, and now you know just when you’ll get to see if the game lives up to its early attention. Young Horses (the developer behind Octodad) has confirmed that Bugsnax will be available on …

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‘NBA 2K21’ trailer shows what players can expect on PS5 and Xbox Series X

We’re a little over a month away from the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X going on sale, but 2K Sports is giving us a peek at what next-gen basketball will really look like. In a follow-up to its sweaty Zion Williamson preview from this summer, a new two-minute trailer flies around some game action …

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Ubisoft debuts Viking history podcast ahead of ‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’

Ubisoft To whet your appetite a bit more for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Ubisoft wants to teach you about the history of Vikings. It made a podcast called Echoes of Valhalla and all five episodes are now available on Spotify. Ubisoft described the documentary series as “the first immersive audio historical documentary series in audio for …

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The first ‘Monster Hunter’ movie teaser sets up an enormous battle

Sony Pictures After several years of development, you’re finally getting your first glimpse of the Monster Hunter movie in action. Sony and IGN have shared a teaser trailer (via Polygon) for Paul W.S. Anderson’s Monster Hunter production that gives a hint of what to expect. It’s very brief, but promises a climactic fight. Milla Jovovich …

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Ubisoft’s plan to save ‘Hyper Scape’ starts next week

The battle royale market is a tough one. Between Fortnite, Call of Duty: Warzone and Apex Legends, players have plenty of free-to-play options to choose from. It’s no surprise, therefore, to hear that Ubisoft’s Hyper Scape has been struggling since launch. Earlier this week, the publisher admitted that it “didn’t fully meet the high expectations …

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WoW’s ‘Shadowlands’ expansion is delayed until later this year

Blizzard Entertainment World of Warcraft Shadowlands won’t make its October 26th release date. Blizzard announced on Thursday it’s delaying the expansion until sometime later this year to give itself more time to polish the title. The studio says it’s still deciding on a new release date, but felt it was best to inform the game’s …

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‘Super Mario Bros. 35’: Iconic platformer, so-so battle royale

There are plenty of Mario games that let you compete with other people. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Party and Mario Tennis Aces are just a few that you can pick up today for the Nintendo Switch. The original Super Mario Bros., though? Until now, player superiority has been decided with speedrunning and multiplayer …

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Stream’s first digital tabletop festival kicks off this month

Asmodee Digital/Flaming Fowl Studios Valve is launching a new Steam event tabletop gaming fans might love, especially now it’s not wise to play in person with a bunch of people. The first ever Steam Digital Tabletop Fest, a joint project between Valve and Auroch Digital, centers around games that “run across the lines between digital …

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