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These are the new PvP arenas for Dark Souls III

Even if you aren't keen on the idea of more player-versus-player arenas in Dark Souls III, let this pair of videos serve as a reminder that, oh yeah, the second and final DLC for the game isn't far off. The Ringed City is out on March 28, a...   read

 
 
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Drawn to Death will be among April's PlayStation Plus lineup

If you've ever once thought Drawn to Death looked like something that would do well to come out of the gate as a free-with-PlayStation-Plus game to help bolster its multiplayer community, I'm right there with you. And so are David Jaffe and...   read

 
 
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Mass Effect Andromeda's multiplayer gives me Mass Effect 3 flashbacks

As much as many of us weren't on board with the idea of multiplayer in a Mass Effect game, that aspect of Mass Effect 3 (aside from its oft-maligned integration with a certain "readiness" rating in the story) turned out surprisingly well. ...   read

 
 
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Quake Champions ain't your granddad's Quake

I’m a big fan of old-school shooters. I cut my teeth on them in my youth and I still get a kick out of how ultra fast paced and skill based those older games were. I can return to classics like Unreal Tournament and Quake III Arena wi...   read

 
 
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Sine Mora EX will feature a co-op mode and new challenges

While I didn't sit down to actually try out Sine Mora EX, I did get a chance to chat with one of the developers at the THQ Nordic booth today. Since I am a big fan of the original, I was curious what changes were being made to designate thi...   read

 
 
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Steep is throwing a 'free weekend' on PC and consoles

As much as I just could not click with Steep enough to want to get drawn into another open-world setting and all that entails, I get the game's appeal. I also believe it's a particularly good match for the free-weekend treatment. You get i...   read

 
 
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Medieval melee game Mordhau shows promise

I like being able to check in on a Kickstarter for the first time only to find out that, hey, it's already doing quite well. That's the case with Mordhau, a "multiplayer medieval melee game" planned for release on PC next year. The campaig...   read

 
 
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The Wild Eight has a long journey ahead in Early Access

The Wild Eight sounds great on paper: an eight-player co-op survival game with narrative-based progression, set against a bleak yet entirely natural landscape. Even in a fairly oversaturated market, it has the potential to set itself apart ...   read

 
 
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A jailed worm and a blood puddle define Quake Champions' newest map

Bethesda will have a pretty big presence at PAX East this weekend. The Maryland-based publisher is going to Boston with Prey, Quake Champions, The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, and The Elder Scrolls: Legends. Only one of those titles wi...   read

 
 
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Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash adds some voluptuous DLC characters

I've tried my best (and failed) to keep clear of the Senran Kagura series, but it's always been a secret shame of mine. Although it won't play like other games in the series, Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash features the same , uh, "qualit...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Orisa will take 'slightly longer' to hit consoles than prior heroes

It didn't take long at all for Blizzard to reveal Orisa, the latest Overwatch hero, but remaining patient for her to trot into the live game hasn't been quite so easy. While curious PC players have had time to experiment with the barrier-sl...   read

 
 
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DayZ creator's multiplayer space sim Ion isn't happening

This is the second and seemingly final time I'll cover Ion, the space simulation multiplayer game DayZ creator Dean Hall announced as part of Microsoft's E3 2015 press conference. It's a game we never knew many concrete details about and on...   read

 
 
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Bethesda opens up registration for Quake Champions' closed beta

If you're eager to get some hands-on time with Quake Champions, it looks like you'll finally have a chance. Bethesda has opened up registration for the closed beta that will be happening in a few weeks. They also let loose a new trailer tha...   read

 
 
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Review: 1-2-Switch

"Fucking stupid" is my aesthetic -- just ask anyone on Twitter that disagrees with my opinions -- and 1-2-Switch is definitely stupid, though not in the good sense. It's stupidly priced with a stupidly low amount of content. If on...   read

 
 
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Mass Effect: Andromeda's multiplayer will receive all maps for free

Mass Effect 3 may have been a disappointing end to the alien dating trilogy, but BioWare handled the multiplayer component with a bit of grace. Instead of shoving in a bunch of maps with the season pass for the game, all the extra maps were...   read

 
 
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What's next for Conan Exiles leading up to final launch

With around 480,000 copies sold in its first month on Steam Early Access, Conan Exiles is working out for Funcom. The company says the floppy and nude survival game was able to recoup its development budget in under a week, and these initia...   read

 
 
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(Update) Gigantic developer Motiga suffers another round of layoffs

(Update: Motiga CEO and founder Chris Chung replied to our email shortly after publication. He confirmed that 15 of the studio's 82 employees were laid off today. In his words "Any kind of layoff is tough, but this was done to reduce o...   read

 
 
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Battlefield 1's first expansion debuts on March 14

It won't be much longer now before we can stop looking at Battlefield 1's first expansion and start playing it. They Shall Not Pass debuts this month, adding the French army, four maps, a tug-of-war control point mode called Frontlines, so...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's newest hero is a tank named Orisa

Compared to the drawn-out reveal for Sombra, Blizzard's unveil for Overwatch's 24th hero, Orisa, is a pleasant surprise. We were only just trying to piece together her place in the fiction, and here she is! Orisa was created by Efi Oladele...   read

 
 
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Epic says that Fortnite is coming this year

Epic Games still has plans to release Fortnite, its co-op sandbox survival title that was originally announced back in 2011. Folks have been participating in alpha builds for some time now, but as far as a full, honest-to-god release, there...   read

 
 
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Today's Overwatch update adds the Game Browser

I know we're antsy for a new hero, but today's update for Overwatch on PC and consoles deals with the promised Game Browser and tweaks to characters like Bastion and Roadhog, among other changes. This video tells you most everything you ne...   read

 
 
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CCP's new game is a virtual sport called Sparc

CCP Games is taking a break from the EVE universe with Sparc, its upcoming full-body virtual sport game created for Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and HTC Vive that's set outside the long-running property. The trailer is cheesy in the way th...   read

 
 
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343 Industries promises to bring split-screen back for the next Halo

Halo and split-screen is a combination similar to peanut butter and jelly. They just go together so well and have provided millions with a tasty and nutritional meal...I mean, a fun evening killing each other...Maybe PB&J has lead to a ...   read

 
 
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Review: For Honor

I spent a lot of time dueling other players in Dark Souls. I'd carelessly wander into the Darkroot forest and willfully invite the protectors of those shaded woods to come and try to force me out of them. I'd painfully claw my way through t...   read

 
 
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Look out for Titanfall 2's Live Fire mode tomorrow

It's been some time since Respawn first started talking about Live Fire, its pilot-only six-on-six mode, but I have to commend today's release date announcement relative to the release itself. The free update drops tomorrow, February 23 wit...   read

 
 



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