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Ring of Elysium: How Tencent built a different kind of battle royale

Presented by Intel It seems foolish for any developer to compete with battle royale giants Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. But the rising popularity of Ring of Elysium proves that the crowded genre still has some room for new challengers. Out for free on PC via Steam Early Access, Ring of Elysium takes place on the […]

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Master Chief’s guardian, Bonnie Ross, talks about Halo and diversity

Even Master Chief, the hero of the Halo universe, needs a guardian. And Bonnie Ross, Microsoft’s corporate vice president and head of 343 Industries, has been doing that job for more than a decade. For her work on the Halo franchise and her promotion of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education for women, under-represented minorities, and children, Ross […]

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DICE reverts Battlefield V time-to-kill changes after fan backlash

Battlefield V developer DICE is updating its military shooter to undo a big change that upset fans. In an attempt to make the game more appealing to new players, the studio increased the time-to-kill (TTK) for each weapon. Put simply, it weakened guns so people could survive for longer in Battlefield V multiplayer. DICE said […]

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The DeanBeat: The most anticipated games of 2019

While the movies get scheduled pretty tightly, we often must guess when our favorite games will be coming. The Game Awards last week helped us figure out part of what’s coming in 2019, and game publishers and developers and platform owners have given us other clues. And that’s how I’ve pieced together my list of […]

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PlanetSide Arena: Sci-fi shooter series goes battle royale with possible 1,000-player battles

Daybreak Games has announced that PlanetSide Arena will be the next installment in the multiplayer sci-fi shooter series. It will be a battle royale game, and it’s coming out for PC on January 29. The first PlanetSide came out for PC in 2003. PlanetSide 2 followed in 2012. The series prides itself on its scale, […]

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Battlefield V’s new Panzerstorm map lets the tanks loose

Electronic Arts’ DICE studio’s new Overture update to Battlefield V has a new multiplayer map dubbed Panzerstorm. I’ve played it as well as The Last Tiger, the latest vignette of the War Stories single-player stories in the game. I’ve taken a video of one of my more comical game sessions on Panzerstorm. I’ve added a running […]

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Battlefield V’s The Last Tiger — a narrated video review

Electronic Arts’ DICE studio has released The Last Tiger, the latest vignette of the War Stories single-player episodes of Battlefield V. I thought I would do something different and create a video of the highlights of The Last Tiger, along with audio narration reviewing the story, which is the first to show World War II […]

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Grand Theft Auto Online: Arena War adds doses of Mad Max and Death Race 2000

Grand Theft Auto Online‘s newest update, Arena War, is out today. It adds seven new game modes based around car combat. Grand Theft Auto Online is the multiplayer component of Grand Theft Auto V, which has sold over 100 million copies. Rockstar Games releases weekly updates for GTA Online with things like new vehicles, clothes, […]

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The real conflicts and soldiers that inspired Insurgency: Sandstorm

Presented by Intel New World Interactive isn’t interested in chasing the latest trends in gaming. The indie studio only cares about one thing: making sure that Insurgency: Sandstorm is one of the most intense and yet rewarding multiplayer experiences you’ll ever have. Lead game designer Michael Tsarouhas knew they were on the right path when […]

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Call of Duty World League levels up its esports competition with 5v5 combat

The Call of Duty World League (CWL) kicked off its esports season this weekend in Las Vegas. And this year, the competitors will play Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 multiplayer in five players against five players 5v5 combat, with all of it broadcast on MLG. The event is expected to draw 12,000 to 15,000 […]

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Far Cry: New Dawn is the followup to Primal and Blood Dragon

Far Cry is getting another one of its side-sequels. At The Game Awards tonight, publisher Ubisoft revealed Far Cry: New Dawn, which is a direct sequel to the events of Far Cry 5. It takes place in a postapocalyptic version of Hope County, Montana, 17 years after the end of the Far Cry 5. New Dawn […]

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Counter-Strike: GO gets 18-player battle royale mode

One of Valve’s most popular games is hopping aboard the battle royale train. The publisher updated Counter-Strike: Global Offensive today to add the last player standing mode Danger Zone. Counter-Strike is now also free-to-play, just like the biggest game in this space, Fortnite. Both Danger Zone and going free-to-play are major changes for Counter-Strike, which […]

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Battlefield V: How DICE walked a tightrope on the The Last Tiger

After a brief 24-hour delay, Electronic Arts’ DICE studio is releasing Battlefield V‘s Overture chapter in the Tides of War series today. DICE spent time stamping out a last bug, and now the game update will be live on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC today. The update adds new multiplayer and single-player content for those who bought […]

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Rainbow Six: Siege’s Operation Wind Bastion heroes are now playable

Fans of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege can begin playing as the new operators Nomad and Kaid today. Operation Wind Bastion is live now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for players who own Siege’s Year 3 pass. If you don’t have the pass, you can unlock it using in-game currency or premium credits […]

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Battlefield V’s Tides of War update delayed due to bug

Electronic Arts’ DICE studio has delayed Battlefield V‘s Overture chapter in the Tides of War series due to the discovery of a bug. The Overture update was due to arrive today. It adds new multiplayer and single-player content for those who bought the game, which debuted on November 20. But DICE tweeted about the delay. […]

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Call of Duty: Global Operations strategy game gets a soft launch on mobile

Activision and Elex are testing a new Call of Duty mobile game in certain countries on the Android operating system. Call of Duty: Global Operations is described as “the next tactical [massively multiplayer online] player-versus-player game.” Elex is a mobile game developer in China, and it is best known for its Clash of Kings title, […]

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The FTC saunters into the loot box fight

This time 12 months ago, loot boxes were the biggest story in the video game business . But now, even though they are still in some games, they already feel like a relic of the past. So naturally, here comes the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC is promising to look into the effects of loot boxes […]

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Red Dead Online beta: Confusion, crashes, and connection problems

The Red Dead Online beta is live … sorta. Rockstar Games launched a test version of its multiplayer cowboy sim today for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. But you can only get into it if you own the Ultimate Version of Red Dead Redemption 2. Rockstar is bringing everyone else into the beta through different […]

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Red Dead Online beta — Here’s how the multiplayer open world begins

Rockstar Games launched the beta version of Red Dead Online for some of its players today. So far, Red Dead Online is only be available to those who bought the Ultimate Edition of Red Dead Redemption 2. On November 28, those who played the game on its first day of release will be able to […]

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How Red Dead Online could win me back

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a disappointment. After a few dozen hours with the cowboy simulator, I think it is an admirable creation, but I don’t enjoy playing it. Now, developer Rockstar Games is preparing to launch its Red Dead Online mode into a beta test tomorrow, November 27, and I’m hopeful all over again. Rockstar […]

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