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Battlefield 1 tackles amphibious ops with December’s Turning Tides expansion

Despite what Steven Spielberg would have you believe, he did not invent storming beaches during war. World War I featured multiple operations that involved land and sea, and those conflicts are making their way into Electronic Arts’ and DICE’s Battlefield 1 shooter as part of the Turning Tides expansion due out in December and January….

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Overwatch now has 35 million players for Blizzard’s online team shooter

Blizzard Entertainment announced today that its team-based shooter Overwatch has passed the 35 million players mark. Overwatch launched in May 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Overwatch hit the 30 million player milestone in April . Blizzard’s number is for total players, not active ones. So 5 million people bought Overwatch in about the…

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South Park: The Fractured but Whole review — better combat saves the day

REVIEW: South Park: The Stick of Truth was one of the best licensed games I’ve ever played. The turn-based role-playing adventure perfectly captured the look and humor of the cartoon. I can say the same for its sequel, The Fractured but Whole, which comes out on October 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC….

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Grand Theft Auto Online’s new land, sea, and air races make for a mad, mad, mad, mad world

Grand Theft Auto Online ‘s next update, Transform Races, is coming out on October 17. It will add races where you can instantly transition to different vehicle types. So you could start in a car, go to a boat mid-race, and then finish in a plane. Grand Theft Auto Online is the multiplayer component of…

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Spintires: MudRunner trailer shows off the ultimate turf-wrecking truck sim

I can come up with a million things I like about games, but No. 1 on that list is realistic terrain deformation . That’s a nerdy way of saying I love the tracks the giant trucks leave behind in vehicle simulator Spintires . Now, developer Saber Interactive is preparing to unleash Spintires: MudRunner, an “ultimate”…

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Discord launches verified servers for Minecraft, Squad, and more

Discord  hosts dozens of Minecraft-related communities on its service, but it wants to give you an easy way to tell if you’re joining the Minecraft community . To help developers better reach out to their audiences, Discord is rolling out verified servers today. This will put a Twitter-like check mark on more than 100 official developer…

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Serial Cleaner is bringing its indie stealth action to the Switch later this year

Indie studio iFun4all announced today that it’s bringing Serial Cleaner to the Nintendo Switch at some point before the end of the year. Serial Cleaner launched for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in July. The Switch has been a success since it launched in March, and the home console/portable hybrid is quickly becoming a haven for…

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Fortnite: Battle Royale passes 10 million players in two weeks

Fortnite: Battle Royale may not have a fan in PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds ‘ studio Bluehole Studio Inc., but that isn’t stopping it from reaching a ton of players. The standalone, free-to-play Fortnite “companion” has reached 10 million players since launching on September 26 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The original Fortnite is still in Early…

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Overwatch’s Ana finally got the great Legendary skin she deserved

Ana was Overwatch ‘s first post-release hero. The healer/sniper came out on July 19, 2016, just about a month after the team-based shooter launched on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Since then, Blizzard had not given her a new Legendary skin. Until now. Skins change a character’s appearance. They come in different rarities, with…