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Sony will offer ‘Ratchet and Clank’ PS4 for free, no PS Plus required

By coronavirus, covid-19, engadget, entertainment, games, gaming, insomniac, Insomniac Games, News, play at home, playstation, ps4, ratchet and clank, Sony, video games

Sony offered free games and other entertainment last spring to help PlayStation gamers get through the early COVID-19 pandemic, and it's bringing that campaign back for what could be the last several months of lockdowns (Hopefully? Ple…

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Valve won’t help Apple defend against Epic’s antitrust lawsuit

By antitrust, app store, apple, engadget, Epic Games, epic games store, fortnite, games, gaming, gear, lawsuit, News, steam, valve, valve software, video games

Apple is using every tool at its disposal to fight Epic Games' antitrust lawsuit over the App Store, and that apparently includes recruiting one of Epic's rivals… or rather, trying to recruit one of them. As iMore reports, Ap…

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‘Metro Exodus’ on next-gen consoles will run at 60FPS with ray tracing

By 4a games, deep silver, engadget, games, gaming, mac, Mac App Store, metro exodus, News, ps5, ray tracing, saber interactive, video games, xbox series s, Xbox Series X

The Metro Exodus upgrade for next-gen consoles is more ambitious than you might have expected. 4A Games and Deep Silver have revealed that the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions of the game will have a revamped engine with "full…

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‘Borderlands’ developer Gearbox is merging with publishing giant Embracer

By acquisition, aspyr, embracer, embracer group, engadget, games, gaming, gearbox, gearbox software, merger, mergers and acquisitions, thq nordic, video games

Some of the larger independents in the video game world now have a shared home. Embracer Group (aka THQ Nordic) is merging with Gearbox Software, turning the Borderlands studio into a seventh operating group that will serve as a wholly-owned s…

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‘Fortnite’ gets a ‘GI Joe’ character with a matching action figure

By action figure, battle royale, engadget, Epic Games, fortnite, games, gaming, gi joe, gi joe snake eyes, hasbro, snake eyes, video games

It’s no longer rare to see action figures for video game characters, but an action figure designed to accompany the character is relatively rare — and Epic Games wants to give it a try. The developer has released a Fortnite outfit for GI Joe’s…

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Microsoft’s sustainability report is a lot more interesting as a ‘Minecraft’ map

By engadget, environment, games, gaming, green, Microsoft, Minecraft, mojang, News, sustainability, tomorrow, video games

Let’s face it: sustainability reports are important, but they’re usually quite dry reads. Microsoft might have a way to reel you in, however. According to The Verge, Microsoft has released a free Minecraft map that brings the goals of its late…

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Nintendo is releasing an ornate, limited-edition Monster Hunter Switch

By capcom, engadget, games, gaming, gear, Monster Hunter, monster hunter rise, nintendo, nintendo switch, pro controller, switch, switch pro controller, video games

Nintendo has released flashy special edition Switch consoles before, but its latest might be particularly appealing if you’re a fantasy fan. The gaming giant is releasing a limited edition Monster Hunter Rise Switch on March 26th (more on avai…

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Nintendo is releasing an ornate, limited-edition Monster Hunter Switch

By capcom, engadget, games, gaming, gear, Monster Hunter, monster hunter rise, nintendo, nintendo switch, pro controller, switch, switch pro controller, video games

Nintendo has released flashy special edition Switch consoles before, but its latest might be particularly appealing if you’re a fantasy fan. The gaming giant is releasing a limited edition Monster Hunter Rise Switch on March 26th (more on avai…

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‘Animal Crossing’ updates send Mario and Hello Kitty to Carnival

By animal crossing, carnival, engadget, games, gaming, hello kitty, News, nintendo, super mario, super mario bros., switch, video games

You can’t attend Carnival in Rio de Janeiro (or anywhere, really) due to the pandemic, but Nintendo thinks it can bring the celebration to you. It’s releasing an Animal Crossing: New Horizons Festivale update on January 28th that delivers that…

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‘Madden NFL 21’ comes to Google Stadia on January 28th

By cloud gaming, ea, ea sports, engadget, game streaming, games, gaming, google stadia, Internet, madden, madden 21, madden nfl 21, Pro Bowl, services, STADIA, video games

You won’t need powerful console or PC to play Madden NFL 21 in the near future. EA has revealed (in amidst Pro Bowl news) that its seminal football title will be available on Google Stadia starting January 28th. Yes, you can predict the Super …

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The UN created a game about protecting the ozone layer

By android, apps, Climate Change, engadget, environment, games, gaming, green, ios, ozone, ozone layer, reset earth, science, tomorrow, un, united nations, video games

How do you teach a younger crowd to appreciate and protect the ozone layer? By weaving the science into the games they play, apparently. As Eurogamer reports, the UN’s Environment Programme is releasing a Reset Earth game for Android and iOS t…

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EU fines Valve and major game publishers for geo-blocking titles

By antitrust, bandai namco, bethesda, capcom, engadget, eu, Europe, european union, focus home, games, gaming, koch media, Regulation, steam, valve, video games, zenimax media

Nearly two years after filing charges, the European Union is demanding remedies from Valve and other publishers for geo-blocking games. The European Commission has fined Valve, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Focus Home, Koch Media and Bethesda owner Ze…

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Homebrew Labo kit gives you a full-body ‘Mario Kart’ workout

By diy, engadget, exercise, fitness, games, gaming, gear, LABO, mario kart, mario kart 8 deluxe, nintendo, nintendo labo, ring fit, switch, video games

Do you feel like your body is going to waste when you play Mario Kart on your Switch? Mike Choi might have a way to keep you in shape. The self-professed “hardware hacker” has built a concept Labo Fit Adventure Kart Kit that gives you a full w…

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‘Bloodstained’ goes old school with new classic mode

By 505 games, artplay, bloodstained, bloodstained ritual of the night, castlevania, engadget, games, gaming, ps4, steam, switch, video, video games, xbox one

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is taking its Castlevania inspirations to another level with its new Classic Mode. You’ll only have a Sword-whip with which to fend off enemies as you guide Miriam though a castle, including five stages and sub-bosse…

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ASUS’ new 32-inch monitor can handle 4K 120Hz games on next-gen consoles

By 4K, Asus, ces2021, engadget, games, gaming, gear, hdmi 2.1, monitor, News, personal computing, pg32uq, playstation 5, ps5, republic of gamers, rog, Xbox Series X

Would you rather use a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X at your desk than in the living room? You won’t have to compromise if you do. ASUS has introduced the ROG Swift PG32UQ, a 32-inch monitor with two HDMI 2.1 ports that can run games from the…

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A ‘Monster Hunter Rise’ demo hits Nintendo Switch tomorrow

By capcom, engadget, games, gaming, Monster Hunter, monster hunter rise, News, nintendo, nintendo switch, nintendoswitch, switch, video games, videogames

The wait is almost over for Monster Hunter fans who are clamoring to get their hands on the next game in the series before it lands on March 26th. A limited-time demo of Monster Hunter Rise will be available on Nintendo Switch starting Friday….

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After almost four years, the last ‘Nier: Automata’ secret has been found

By cheat, cheat code, engadget, games, gaming, nier, nier atuomata, nier: automata, nierautomata, video games, videogames

Nearly four years after NieR: Automata was released, a modder has discovered the RPG’s final secret. Lance McDonald spotted some unfamiliar code when he was reverse engineering the game. He figured out it related to a cheat code that allows players t…

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Microsoft brings ‘Flight Simulator’ to the VR headsets people care about

By asobo studio, engadget, flight simulator, games, gaming, Microsoft, microsoft flight simulator, video games, videogames, Virtual Reality, virtualreality, VR, weather

Microsoft Flight Simulator now supports most virtual reality headsets. If you have a headset that’s SteamVR compatible or OpenXR compliant, such as an HTC Vive, Oculus or Windows Mixed Reality one, you’ll be able to explore the world in VR following…

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Prime Gaming members can claim a free wintry ‘Fall Guys’ costume

By Amazon, amazon prime gaming, cosmetics, engadget, fall guys, FREE, games, gaming, overcooked, prime gaming, video games, yooka-laylee

Season three of Fall Guys is underway and with its wintry theme, wrapping up your jelly bean while they’re diving around seems quite fitting. If you’re an Amazon Prime Gaming member, you can now snag a free Winter Warmer Bundle, which includes an exc…

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EA Play’s arrival on Xbox Game Pass for PC is delayed to 2021

By ea, ea play, engadget, Game Pass, game pass for pc, game pass ultimate, game subscription, games, gaming, Microsoft, subscription, video games, xbox game pass, xbox game pass ultimate

You’ll need to wait a little longer to play the likes of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order through an Xbox Game Pass subscription on PC. Microsoft says EA Play won’t be available on the platform as part of Game Pass Ultimate or the PC version of Game Pass…

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Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony will collaborate to make gaming safer

By engadget, games, gaming, harassment, hate, Microsoft, nintendo, parental controls, playstation, safety, Sony, switch, video games, xbox

Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony are setting aside their usual rivalries to improve online gaming. The companies have outlined a set of common principles for safer gaming, particularly for younger players. The concepts aren’t radical, but make it …

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