The post-apocalyptic community builder State of Decay 2, hit sim Farming Simulator 22, and fighting game Tekken 7 are what's part of the Xbox Free Play Days promotion this weekend.
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Out of Line is a 2D side-scrolling puzzle game, while The Forest Quartet is a narrative-driven puzzle game. Both titles are free to download and keep this week from the Epic Games Store.
The Embracer Group has overseen layoffs and restructuring at several acquired studios, most recently at Crystal Dynamics, known for Tomb Raider. 10 employees from IT and marketing were laid off.
A post on the official Counter-Strike 2 X (formerly Twitter) account seems to hint that the public release of the multiplayer team first-person shooter sequel could happen on September 27.
Need for Speed developer Criterion Games is being moved to focus on the future of the Battlefield franchise under Vince Zampella. Racing will be still pursued by a "core group" within the studio.
AMD Radeon graphics card owners jumping into Lies of P, Party Animals, or The Crew Motorfest now have a brand-new recommended driver waiting for them. The release adds more Anti-Lag games too.
The roguelite first-person shooter with horror elements comes from developer The Astronauts. The game will be in Early Access for about a year before the final version is released.
The crowd-funded behemoth Star Citizen is back with another major content update for backers. Alpha 3.20 brings the biggest update ever to Arena Commander PVP portion, a brand-new station, and more.
Two weeks into its launch, Xbox and Bethesda's brand-new sci-fi RPG experience, Starfield, is already touting 10 million players. The developer has called it an "astronomical" number to hit.
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has responded to the massive leak that contained Microsoft's plans for the Xbox ecosystem going forward, saying "so much has changed and there's so much to be excited about."
This will be the first time the rebooted Modern Warfare series in the Call of Duty franchise will get a zombie mode, but the storyline also has ties to other Call of Duty games as well.
Thanks to a $245 million settlement with the FTC, some Fortnite players can now get their money back from Epic Games for unwanted in-game purchases, with a January 17, 2024 deadline.
The PC system requirements for Assassin's Creed Mirage have been revealed. The game will exclusively support Intel's XeSS upscaling at launch over competitors such as NVIDIA DLSS and AMD FSR.
Microsoft and Relic are delivering Age of Empires IV's first paid expansion, and it carries Japanese and Byzantines as new civs, 10 fresh maps, a brand-new The Sultans Ascend campaign, and more.
Bandai Namco has announced a closed beta test for Tekken 8 from October 21-24, allowing players to get hands-on with 19 playable characters, including new additions like Feng and Azucena.
Beamdog has laid off 26 employees as owner Embracer aims to cut costs, having acquired over 230 companies. The developer known for Baldur's Gate and MythForce, was purchased by Aspyr in 2022.
Some PS5 players are experiencing sudden Baldur's Gate 3 crashes in what appears to be a PSN-related issue. Larian is also aware of these crashes and has offered a temporary workaround.
According to another leaked document, Zenimax Media and Bethesda had been planning on remastering its hit RPGs Oblivion and Fallout 3. A brand-new Doom entry is also reportedly coming.
A massive leak of confidential documents containing a ton of hardware details and specifications for Microsoft's next-gen Xbox reveals how the company plans to become console king by 2030.
Leaked documents reveal Microsoft is planning a major Xbox Wireless Controller upgrade that will reportedly include haptic feedback and an accelerometer akin to PlayStation's DualSense.
FTC v. Microsoft courtroom battle leaks have started again, and the latest edition may have accidentally revealed Microsoft's next major hardware release from its Xbox console business.
Newly leaked emails from 2022 reveal that Activision was briefed on Nintendo's next-gen Switch 2. The emails suggest that the new system would offer performance on par with the Xbox One/PS4.
Bethesda's Starfield had a very strong opening week in European markets, topping both the physical and digital game charts for last week. It is also the 5th biggest launch in Europe to date.
In recent documents that have been released during the FTC vs. Microsoft case, it's been confirmed that the next installment of The Elder Scrolls franchise won't be coming to PlayStation 5
Newly revealed internal emails from Microsoft executives showed that the company was working in 2021 on a PC game streaming service similar to its current Xbox Cloud Gaming service.
Respawn has made some updates to the multiplayer servers of Titanfall 2, and some fans of the mech-based shooter series think a Titanfall-related announcement from the developer is coming soon
Developer Piranha Games has officially announced the next game in their MechWarrior 5 series of big mech action games. The game is due for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation platforms in 2024.
Developer Oxide Games has posted the latest entry in its Ara: History Untold video dev diary series, with more discussions about the living world aspect of the grand strategy game.
In an unlikely announcement, Payday 3 developer Starbreeze has revealed that it has decided to get rid of Irdeto's Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM technology for the upcoming cooperative heisting title.
This weekend's PC game deals include bundles for city building and adventuring fans, the usual freebie offer from the Epic Games Store, Steam anniversary sales from Valve, a sim to try out and more.
Circana's latest industry report shows Madden NFL 24 was the best-selling video game of August 2023 in the US, with new mech-game Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon coming in second.
Developer Supergiant Games now says the Early Access for its fantasy-themed sequel Hades II will now happen sometime in the second quarter of 2024. It will also launch a tech test beforehand.
Microsoft Xbox exec Craig McNary posted, and then quickly edited, a post on his LinkedIn profile claiming that Xbox Game Pass has over 30 million subscribers, up from 25 million in January 2022.
The just-launched Razer Viper V3 HyperSpeed wireless gaming mouse is 82 grams with its battery and has a 30K DPI optical sensor. It's priced at $69.99 which is cheaper than many high-end mice.
The reported mass layoffs at Immortals of Aveum studio Ascendant come just a few weeks after the fantasy-themed first-person shooter was released, and allegedly generated poor sales.
Valve has cut the price of its three models for its Steam Deck portable gaming PC for the next week, with the most expensive model discounted by 20 percent, from $649 to just $519.20.
CD Project Red has announced that Cyberpunk 2077's major 2.0 update will be released on Sept 21. The paid Phantom Liberty expansion follows on Sept. 26 starring Idris Elba and overhauling systems.
The original Tomb Raider trilogy that began Lara Croft's adventures is returning with a fresh coat of paint, but also with an option to return to the classic low polygon graphics style.
Nintendo announced Princess Peach: Showtime, Tomb Raider 1-3, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, F-Zero 99, Dave the Diver, Splatoon 3's DLC, and more at the September 2023 Direct.
This weekend's Xbox Free Play Days promotion brings in Gearbox's Tiny Tina's Wonderlands as well as The Sims 4's Cats and Dogs expansion to try out for Xbox Game Pass Core and Ultimate members.