“It is just impossible”: Devs explain why big online games always seem to break at launch
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“It is just impossible”: Devs explain why big online games always seem to break at launch

Developers from EA, Massive, and more explain why and how things go wrong Between the fragmented launch of Anthem, the surprise launch of Apex Legends, and the upcoming launch of The Division 2, early 2019 is stacked with big online games. As BioWare’s latest, and countless games before it have demonstrated, multiplayer games of this scope rarely launch…

12 essential Crackdown 3 tips to know before you play
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12 essential Crackdown 3 tips to know before you play

Get chummy with Crews as we dive into the latest Xbox One exclusive with these handy Crackdown 3 tips After a long development cycle tortured by delays, Crackdown 3 has arrived, and with it a blast from the sandbox past. It’s very much more of the same chaos, just with the stakes raised way higher. As well…

Metro Exodus review: “Not only the best Metro games, but it’s one of the best shooters in years”
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Metro Exodus review: “Not only the best Metro games, but it’s one of the best shooters in years”

Metro Exodus is not a gigantic, seamless open-world game. It’s a focused, segmented first-person shooter that gets increasingly linear as you progress. It’s much more open than previous Metro games and it does have some chunky environments for you to explore, but it is not the same kind of sandbox survival experience as, say, Fallout…

The Division 2 beta is going to have some problems, Ubisoft warns
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The Division 2 beta is going to have some problems, Ubisoft warns

Division 2 beta crashing is expected, but can be (at least partly) avoided The Division 2 beta starts today and runs through Sunday, February 10, and considering that it is a beta, you can bet there are going to be some technical hitches to work out. In fact, you can bet with total certainty, because Ubisoft recently outlined a…

Anthem roadmap: Cataclysms, post-launch support, new endgame activities, and more
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Anthem roadmap: Cataclysms, post-launch support, new endgame activities, and more

Act one of Anthem’s post-launch supports starts in March With BioWare’s Anthem game being a looter shooter, its endgame content has been a point of much discussion ever since it was revealed, especially after its recent demos. To clarify what sort of endgame content and post-launch additions players can expect, EA released Anthem’s first proper content roadmap earlier today. …

Death Stranding gameplay stuns Metal Gear Solid movie director: “How does this miracle exist?”
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Death Stranding gameplay stuns Metal Gear Solid movie director: “How does this miracle exist?”

Metal Gear Solid movie director previews Death Stranding, calls it “next-level immaculate” Norman Reedus has already offered his thoughts on Hideo Kojima’s upcoming PS4 epic Death Stranding, of which he is the central star, but The Walking Dead Season 9 actor isn’t the only one building up the hype for the auteur’s first game since Metal Gear Solid 5.  Jordan…

The Division 2 feels like a great game that’s yet to show me why I should care
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The Division 2 feels like a great game that’s yet to show me why I should care

There’s a lot to like in The Division 2 but we’ve yet to see what the game really has to offer Within seconds of playing The Division 2 at developer Massive’s studios all the old habits come flooding back: we do jumping jacks in the staging area. Our recently activated, highly-trained, world-saving sleeper agents pass the time…

Metro Exodus has desert driving, nightmare spiders, and a serious lack of ammo
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Metro Exodus has desert driving, nightmare spiders, and a serious lack of ammo

Makes those dark tunnels look almost hospitable Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a shock to me, but it’s only as I’m surrounded by lurching, beige-colored mutants that I realize just how scarce ammunition is in the post apocalyptic era. Within 20 minutes of being let out to roam the huge desert map – one of…

Fortnite has an icy orb in the sky and we’re all wondering if it’s the next Kevin
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Fortnite has an icy orb in the sky and we’re all wondering if it’s the next Kevin

Meet Orb, Fortnite’s mysterious new icy sphere hanging in the sky over Polar Peak Great news, everyone! Fortnite now has Orb. An icy sphere levitating above Polar Peak appeared when update 7.20 went live earlier today, and it already has players (like J05H_Tries, who captured the source of the screenshot above)  speculating about what it may mean. They’re especially…