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Hitman 2 Interview — Dev Discusses Transitioning Publishers, New Mechanics, and Updating a Live Game

During PAX West, we spoke to IO Interactive about Hitman 2 and what new aspects players can expect from the sequel when it launches in November.


After being let go from Square Enix, the future of both IO Interactive and Hitman seemed to be in question. Even though IO Interactive retained the rights to the IP, there was uncertainty as to whether the studio could continue on much longer without a publishing partner. Luckily, IO found that partner and soon after revealed Hitman 2, a non-episodic follow up to the 2016 relaunch of the franchise....

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Gwent: The Witcher Card Game and Thronebraker: The Witcher Tales Both Receive Release Dates

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game and Thronebraker: The Witcher will release for PC on October 23, and for PS4 and Xbox One on December 4. ...Read More

on September 18, 2018 2:14 PM
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Ubisoft’s Transference is Out Today, Check Out the Launch Trailer

Transference's creepy launch trailer shows what you can expect to see within its demented and creepy world. ...Read More

on September 18, 2018 1:59 PM
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Nintendo Switch Online Launching Tonight After eShop Maintenance

Nintendo's paid online service for the Switch will go live starting late tonight, after three hours of eShop maintenance. ...Read More

on September 18, 2018 1:08 PM

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout Brings Some Serious Competition to the Battle Royale Genre

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout Brings Some Serious Competition to the Battle Royale Genre

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on September 18, 2018 1:00 PM

After playing the Battle Royale mode, I can say that Black Ops 4's Blackout mode is a refreshing take not only on Battle Royale, but Call of Duty at large.


Back when Treyarch announced that the Battle Royale genre was coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4no one was surprised and most were hyped. I was sitting in the room, mere feet from David Vonderhaar himself when he mentioned the news, and the crowd erupted in cheers. At the time, I mentioned that while the multiplayer was cool, Blackout was going to be the deciding factor for a lot of people, including myself, on whether or not the game would be worth playing. Now, months later, I've been diving deep ...

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Velocity 2X Developer FuturLab Discusses Bringing the Game to Nintendo Switch

During an interview with DualShockers, James Marsden discussed developing for Switch and how it could be seen as a PS Vita successor for indies. ...Read More

on September 18, 2018 11:58 AM
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Capcom Expects Losses Due to Cancellation of Games in Development

Capcom canceled an undisclosed number of unannounced games at its Vancouver studio, but its financial forecast for the full year remains unchanged. ...Read More

on September 18, 2018 11:34 AM

Call of Duty: Black Ops II’s Branching Narrative Paths Showed That the Series Could Take Risks

Call of Duty: Black Ops II’s Branching Narrative Paths Showed That the Series Could Take Risks

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on September 18, 2018 11:30 AM

Before the Black Ops subfranchise of Call of Duty abandoned single-player campaigns, the second game allowed players to make some exciting choices.


For the past week or so, I have been enjoying the Blackout beta for Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 to get my first taste of its much-anticipated take on the Battle Royale genre. What I've been most surprised by is the level of nostalgia that I experienced while exploring its large map—from familiar setpieces to Zombies musical cues, there's much to remind me about what I believe to be the superior Call of Duty subseries....

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VA-11 HALL-A Sequel N1RV Ann-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action Announced by Sukeban Games

Sukeban Games and Ysbyrd Games announced VA-11 HALL-A sequel N1RV Ann-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action for PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch today. ...Read More

on September 18, 2018 10:53 AM

Darksiders III Has Reinvigorated My Love for the Series

Darksiders III Has Reinvigorated My Love for the Series

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on September 18, 2018 10:00 AM

My brief hands-on time with Darksiders III reminded me of why I love this franchise in the first place and made me much more excited to see its return later this year.


Believe it or not, it has been six years since Darksiders II released. Crazy, isn't it? This fact somehow eluded me in the lead-up to Darksiders III, and it's probably a big reason why I'm so excited that this series is back, especially after it seemed all but dead following the demise of THQ (not Nordic). I loved the first two games in the series and with it returning later this year, I'm interested in seeing how it adapts and changes to more modern gaming conventions after having been ...

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Fishing Sim World Is Released into the Gaming Ocean Today with New Launch Trailer

Developers Dovetail Games has released their fishing simulation game Fishing Sim World today, which is available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 ...Read More

on September 18, 2018 9:55 AM
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INSOMNIA: The Ark’s Launch Trailer Sets Up Tense Sci-Fi Drama

Starvation, disease, and violent outbreaks are just some of the things lined up to challenge players of action RPG Insomnia: The Ark. ...Read More

on September 18, 2018 9:50 AM
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Rocket League and Hot Wheels Join Forces for New DLC

Psyonix is celebrating Hot Wheels' 50th anniversary with a range of toy car themed items to Rocket League later this month. ...Read More

on September 18, 2018 9:48 AM
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Warriors Orochi 4 Gets New Trailer and Screenshots Showing Deification, Sacred Treasures, and More

A large batch of images and a new trailer of Warriors Orochi 4 show the Deification feature, the Sacred Treasure, and the pre-order bonuses. ...Read More

on September 18, 2018 9:48 AM
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New Fortnite Bundle for Nintendo Switch Releases Early Next Month

Starting in October, Fortnite will be crossing over with Nintendo in a new Switch bundle that will include a few goodies. ...Read More

on September 18, 2018 9:35 AM
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Pre-Order Characters Get Trailer for Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight | Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight

Shinjiro Aragaki and Goro Akechi bring the funk as pre-order bonuses for Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight. ...Read More

on September 18, 2018 9:35 AM