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It has been a big year for gaming fans. From the launch of a new generation of Xbox consoles, to a creatively diverse lineup of games that look and play best on Xbox, and a library of high-quality games available with Xbox Game Pass, there’s never been… Read more

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Ruinverse

KEMCO

$14.99
Follow Kit, a kind-hearted transporter, and his vivacious childhood friend Allie as they team up with a third-rate swindler, a quack physician, and a ditzy dwarf to travel the world in their quest to save Allie from a plight that threatens her very existence while experiencing their moments of triumph and hardship in what is sure to be an unforgettable journey for RPG lovers everywhere!

Surprisingly, Allie has the soul of another being inside her. Whenever she comes into contact with Kit, the souls switch places. What will happen to this weird party in their adventure?

Use the skill tree to allocate skill points and focus on mastering a single skill or a variety of magic. With plenty of unique bosses to go around, and powerful equipment dropped by enemies in turn-based battles, challenges are unlimited.

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We’re sure this will be music to some of your ears.

CD Projekt RED has taken steps to allow streamers and YouTubers to play Cyberpunk 2077 without being worried about their content being hit with DMCA strikes.

In the latest episode of its Night City Wire video series, the developer’s UK head of communications, Hollie Bennett, said that it was including a mode what would allow influencers to turn off certain copyrighted songs that might cause issues.

“We know that for content creators, licensed music can sometimes be problematic,” Bennett said. “So with this new mode, you’ll be able to disable a small number of selected tracks which could cause some issues, replacing them with a different song, helping to avoid any problems.”

These tracks will automatically be disabled when people stream from consoles, but this can be toggled on or off. Those broadcasting from PC will be able to … Read the rest

Capcom has issued a patch for Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition, addressing problematic support for 120Hz unique to the PlayStation 5 version of the game – as reported in prior Digital Foundry coverage. The issue in a nutshell is this: if your TV supports 120Hz, the PS5 version of the game hard-set the console to run at that refresh rate – even if you weren’t using the 120H frame-rate mode. This presented several problems, the most notable being that many 4K TVs only support 120Hz at 1080p or 1440p, meaning that DMC5’s 4K-specific modes would produce a downscaled output.

Even those with the latest HDMI 2.1 displays capable of running full 4K at 120Hz would have issues with the game: Devil May Cry 5 would then run with an unlocked frame-rate, with the game often running in excess of 60 frames per second. While this was great for … Read the rest

It has been a big year for gaming fans. From the launch of a new generation of Xbox consoles, to a creatively diverse lineup of games that look and play best on Xbox, and a library of high-quality games available with Xbox Game Pass, there’s never been a better time than now to join the Xbox family!

We have seen overwhelming global demand from our fans for the next generation of Xbox consoles, and we encourage you to check in with your local retailers directly for more details on availability in your market. While Xbox Series X|S consoles are not part of our holiday deals, we’re thrilled to offer an incredible discount on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate – the must-have gift for the gamer in your life – and deals on games as well as Xbox controllers. As a reminder, at Xbox we’ve made a promise to compatibility; you can … Read the rest

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Brawl Chess – Gambit

RedDeerGames

$9.99
In this fantasy world, one of the brave heroes leads your chess army to victory. Choose between a mysterious fairy, a dangerous dwarf, a clever elf, a brave prince, and many more.

Cartoon visuals make the game friendly to everyone. What’s going on there! Arrows fly above heads and swords break in the heat of battle. Or maybe you prefer classic chess? You can always change your pieces to traditional ones.

Brawl Chess – Gambit connects generations in a multiplayer mode, but a single player will also appeal to players of all ages. There are five levels of difficulty. The first is great for kids to learn. The fifth is suited for chess experts who are looking for a serious challenge.

Key features:
LOCAL MULTIPLAYER.
Your family will absolutely love this

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Among Us developer Innersloth has offered a sneak peek at an upcoming new map.

The teaser image showing off the latest Among Us map (which you can see at the bottom of the page) depicts a couple of crewmates on what appears to be the bridge of a new spaceship.

One of the characters shown in the image is wearing a monocle and top hat, and the other is dressed as a member of the ship’s standard crew, it seems.

The eagle-eyed amongst you (no pun intended) will probably notice a few key gameplay elements that have snuck onto the map, too.

In the bottom left, there’s a WiFi box that will no doubt be used for the Upload Data task, in the middle of the room, there’s a now-iconic vent, as well as another screen down on the right-hand side.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, the latest in Activision’s annual first-person shooter series, is a solid effort. Playing through its campaign, multiplayer and zombies modes – Call of Duty’s golden triangle – there is a lot to like. And I do believe Black Ops Cold War is probably the best game it has any right to be under the circumstances – circumstances that were troubled even before the pandemic forced the developers at Raven and Treyarch and the enormous quality assurance effort that goes into a Call of Duty to switch to work from home. Like a Black Ops operation behind enemy lines, Cold War is something of a miraculous rescue job, the result of what I have no doubt was a crushing effort to meet Activision’s launch deadline. That there is a solid game to play at all is a fantastic achievement. But, every now and then, … Read the rest

We are very thrilled to take part in the Xbox Series X|S launch line-up with Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition, the definitive edition of Warhammer: Chaosbane.

If you haven’t heard about Warhammer: Chaosbane, it is the first hack-and-slash set in the Warhammer Fantasy Battles universe that thrusts you into the heart of the Old World, a continent scarred by the Great War Against Chaos — a bloody conflict that has ravaged the fledgling empire. You can choose between 6 playable characters, each with their own skillset and flavour, and play with friends in co-op to explore the iconic areas of the Warhammer world. 

Multiplayer is at the heart of the experience in Warhammer: Chaosbane. The entirety of the game can be played with friends. Fight together against the nastiest the Warhammer Old World has to offer!

The ultimate version on Xbox Series X|S

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Star Renegades

Raw Fury

$24.99
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RESIST. RECLAIM. SURVIVE. REPEAT

A service robot named J5T-1N has arrived in your dimension to warn of impending doom from an overwhelming force known as the Imperium.

Fight for survival across a procedurally generated and emergent mission-based campaign through reactive, tactical turn-based battle system that emphasizes interrupts and counters. Standing in your way is an intelligent Adversary system with enemy officers that evolve and move up in the ranks.

As your band of heroes fall in the fight against invading Imperium and hope is all but lost, J5T-1N must be sent to the next dimension with everything you’ve learned to give the next group of heroes a chance to prevail. Each dimension, and each playthrough is unique, challenging, and never the same.

FEATURES

• Outwit your foes with interrupts,

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