It’s time for takeoff in Star Wars: Squadrons! Feel the adrenaline rush of first-person multiplayer dogfights and a thrilling Star Wars story – an immersive, authentic piloting experience that puts you in the cockpits of iconic starfighters.

But before you head out to fight for the galaxy, we wanted to guide you through the different starfighter classes, components, and strategies to punch your piloting career into hyperdrive.


Choose Your Wings

There are eight starfighters in Star Wars: Squadrons – evenly split between the New Republic and Empire – categorized in four classes: fighters, interceptors, bombers, and support. They all have different traits and specializations with plenty of room for customization:

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  • The X-wing and TIE fighter are both sorted into the fighter class. Fighters are the all rounders in Squadrons and great for rookies and aces alike. They’re easy to handle and adaptable to multiple situations.
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  • The Y-wing and TIE
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Today, we can lift the lid on just how powerful Xbox Series X is when it comes to backwards compatibility – and to cut a long story short, it’s hugely impressive. As we write, Microsoft is still validating individual Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One titles for use on the system, but we’ve still got a vast range of games to get our teeth into: titles that gives us some idea of just how potent the new console’s back-compat capabilities are. However, it’s important to stress one thing: while Series X runs old games with full clocks, every compute unit and the full 12 teraflop of compute, it does so in compatibility mode – you aren’t getting the considerable architectural performance boosts offered by the RDNA 2 architecture.

Our test system arrived last week, and Microsoft describes it as being non-final hardware – indeed, it’s labelled as a prototype on … Read the rest

I used to live on an island. What I loved most about that temporary home was the very particular geography. The Outer Hebrides are flat and relatively barren, save for a few dark hills squatting on the horizon. There’s a real mood to the place, and an uninterrupted horizon – somehow the sky appears bigger than anywhere else in the world. Probably because of the lack of trees. Everytime my grandad arrived at the airport from the mainland, he’d make the same comment on this absence – “It’s quite bleak, isn’t it?” It was hard to argue the point. Also unique to these Scottish isles (and the west coast of Ireland) is the “machair”, which is Gaelic for a type of low lying grassy plains. Because of how exposed the land is there, sand continually blows ashore – swept up by great Atlantic gales – and so you get this … Read the rest

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will include a Zombies mode, which was detailed today by Treyarch.

In the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War four-person co-op mode DNA: Zombies, players can expect a fresh, new narrative along with a new cast of characters.

The mode includes new ways to progress, classic Perks, and Cold War weapons.

Storywise, it takes place in the early ‘80s, but its “roots reach back even further into the past.”

Here’s more:

As part of Requiem, a CIA-backed international response team led by Grigori Weaver from the original Black Ops story, operatives explore a World War II bunker that hasn’t only been ravaged by time…

While fighting to suppress the unnatural phenomena at this graffiti-skinned, boarded-up bunker, Requiem team members investigate what lies beneath this structure that’s been left to crumble after decades of disservice. Should they succeed, Requiem may uncover a … Read the rest

Marvel’s Spider-Man sure has been spruced up for the PS5.

Sony has provided details on what to expect from the updated version of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered which is included as a voucher with Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales: Ultimate Edition on PS5.

According to Sony, this version of Spider-Man is a “full next-gen remastering” with new assets, technology, updates, and three new suits.

With the graphics, Insomniac updated the city’s environment wth improved models, materials, ray-traced reflections, and ambient shadows. With these improvements, you will see better reflections in the windows of buildings, along with new skies and weather.

You can expect a high frame rate through Performance Mode, which targets 60fps, near-instant loading, Spatial 3D Audio on compatible headphones, and with the controller, haptic feedback, and adaptive triggers.

Characters have also been given an upgrade with higher fidelity skin, eye, and teeth shaders. Upgrades also include individually-rendered strands of hair.… Read the rest

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With Earth under invasion and MEGATRON, leader of the Decepticons close to capturing The Allspark, BUMBLEBEE and the Autobots need a new commander to help them restore peace to the universe – you!

Assemble your squad and roll out, for a turn-based tactical war that will rage from Central City to Cybertron itself. You’ll need both strength and strategy to outwit the fiendish Decepticons. Choose the TRANSFORMERS characters and their abilities to dominate the battle ahead, with OPTIMUS PRIME, GRIMLOCK and more ready to join the fight. Use each environment to your advantage, taking cover in desert sandstorms, avoiding Cyberton’s Energon storms, and battling your foes in city streets. And fill up your Energon meter to unleash powerful Ultimate Abilities that crush the fiercest enemies. With intuitive controls and

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For over six years, one game franchise has remained a consistent part of my gaming regimen. Destiny and its sequel hit a lot of sweet spots for me, combining engrossing sci-fi/fantasy world-building, role-playing-style character upgrades, and immaculate action/gunplay. It’s a hobby I’ve enjoyed for a long time, and I’m intensely excited for Beyond Light. But that doesn’t mean the game always works for me in every way. Even as I’m thrilled to experiment with new stasis powers or witness the return of The Stranger, the thing I most want out of Destiny 2 at this point is a relief from the exhausting time-wasters.

Like many adult gamers, the demands of balancing work at home, childcare, and increased inconveniences due to the ongoing pandemic hasn’t made for more free time, but less. When I sit down to play a game outside of work hours, I am looking for a … Read the rest

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Beta ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a quality and stable build for Xbox One.

We continue to post these release notes, even when the noticeable changes to the UI are minimal, so you’re aware when updates are coming to your device. Details can be found below!

System Update Details:

  • OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_201019041.4932.200929-0000
  • Available: 6 p.m. PT – September 30, 2020
  • Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – October 1, 2020

Fixes Implemented

Thanks to the hard work of Xbox engineers, we are happy to announce the following fixes have been implemented for this build:

Guide

  • Fixed an issue where the Audio button on the bottom of the Guide was not working.

Home

  • Users should no longer see unexpected behavior with the
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Black Ops Cold War Zombies is set to take veterans and newcomers alike on a bold and terrifying journey that expands on an iconic part of the Call of Duty franchise. This four-person co-op mode includes new ways to progress, classic Perks, and an arsenal of Cold War-era Zombies weaponry that will help survivors dominate the legions of undead.

A New Zombies Chapter – Die Maschine

As part of Requiem, a CIA-backed international response team led by Grigori Weaver from the original Black Ops story, operatives explore a World War II bunker that hasn’t only been ravaged by time…

While fighting to suppress the unnatural phenomena at this graffiti-skinned, boarded-up bunker, Requiem team members investigate what lies beneath this structure that’s been left to crumble after decades of disservice.

At the same time, a Soviet-led division and rival to Requiem, the Omega Group, enters the fray. The Omega … Read the rest

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