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Alto’s Adventure devs open a studio focused on ‘folk’ games

Land & Sea The development team behind the classic snowboarding endless runners Alto’s Adventure and Alto’s Odyssey have opened a new studio called Land & Sea. They’ll focus on making “folk” games. Alto lead artist and developer Harry Nesbitt, programmer Joe Grainger and composer Todd Baker have been joined at Land & Sea by producer …

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Someone squeezed a Nintendo Wii into a Game Boy Color-like case

GingerOfMods The Wii has a ton of great games that Nintendo hasn’t ported to the Switch, and it probably won’t do so in most cases. But there are ways you might be able to play Super Mario Galaxy on the go real soon instead of waiting for the rumored Switch version. A modder has crammed …

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‘Cyberpunk 2077’ ditches its wall-running mechanic

CD Projekt Red Cyberpunk 2077 will no longer have one of its more intriguing movement mechanics that have been showcased in demos over the last couple of years. CD Projekt Red says it has ditched the wall-running ability. “[Wall-running] is something that we removed due to design reasons, but there’s still going to be a …

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‘Star Wars: Squadrons’ will let you pilot an X-wing in VR

EA Motive A few days after it officially announced Star Wars: Squadrons, EA has released the first trailer and revealed a bit more about what to expect from its next Star Wars game. As expected, the EA Motive-developed title is centered around first-person dogfighting. It’s coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC (on Origin, Epic …

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‘Control’ is headed to PS5 and Xbox Series X

Sponsored Links Remedy Entertainment Remedy’s mind-bending action-adventure Control has won plenty of praise, including for its gorgeous visuals. But, at least before the developer improved the game’s performance with patches, it struggled on the base PS4 and Xbox One, and dropped to as low as 10 frames per second at some points. Performance certainly shouldn’t …

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‘Hitman 3’ is coming to PS4 and PS5 in January 2021

Sponsored Links IO Interactive Agent 47 will take on one of his most important contracts to date when Hitman 3 arrives on PS4 and PS5 next January. As ever, you’ll take control of him to meticulously plan and execute assassinations (or try to kill your targets in a completely unsubtle way). IOI suggests that you’ll …

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Sony reveals PlayStation Studios branding for its own PS5 games

Sponsored Links Sony Sony is bringing together its games studios under a single branding umbrella. Starting in the fall, it’ll release all first-party PS4 and PS5 games as PlayStation Studios titles, and it revealed an animated logo that pulls a trick or two from the Marvel Studios playbook.  Characters from key games and franchises including …

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Twitch makes it easier to find live esports tournaments

Sponsored Links Kevork Djansezian via Getty Images Since esports are pretty much the only sports running at the minute, you might be looking for a way to keep tabs on when tournaments are running and your favorite pros are streaming their own gameplay. Twitch’s latest feature might help. It’s adding an esports directory, which is …

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