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  1. Any time we publish a review that takes a strong stance – positive or negative – on an anticipated game, we get a lot of feedback from our community. Beyond the unavoidable differences of opinion on the quality of a given game (there’s never been a review in any publication that everyone agrees with), there are interesting philosophical questions that arise around how we make our evaluations. In the case of last week’s Crackdown 3 review, two often-debated topics were raised: Why is a sequel that’s so similar to a well-regarded original now thought of as uninteresting, and what consideration should be given to a game that can be played for next to no cost? These are questions we actually spend quite a lot of time thinking about, and so now seems like a good time to shed light on how we approach those questions and the reasoning behind it so that you can have a better idea of how we review. Continue reading… View the full article
  2. ArenaNet, the studio behind the Guild Wars franchise, will layoff employees following the cancellation of unannounced projects, though game services for Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 will allegedly not be affected. IGN reached out to ArenaNet for comment, and the company confirmed the layoffs, stating it’s a part of a larger organizational restructuring within NCSOFT, ArenaNet’s parent company. ArenaNet send IGN the following statement: "We can confirm that due to the cancellation of unannounced projects, ArenaNet will make staff reductions. This is part of a larger organizational restructuring within NCSOFT in the west, but the Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2 game services will not be affected, nor is any upcoming game content canceled." Continue reading… View the full article
  3. It’s barely been two weeks since Apex Legends took the world by storm, and not only are many people playing the game — it amassed more than 25 million players in its first week alone-- but even more are watching others play the game. With 41 million hours of Twitch viewership over the past week, Apex Legends has more than doubled the watch time of Fortnite, which has been reigning supreme for almost a year now.Clearly, Apex Legends has quickly dominated the Battle Royale genre, but the real question is: how can it keep ahead of the well-established competition? Continue reading… View the full article
  4. If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. It's been a long time coming, but Devil May Cry 5 is set to release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on March 8. A follow-up to 2008's Devil May Cry 4, this sequel picks up several years later, when a giant "demon tree" appears in Red Grave City and begins killing citizens. Enter a cast of demon hunters, including Nero and Dante, to fight back the invasion. If you're ready to lock in your Devil May Cry 5 preorder, you'll want to know what preorder bonuses are available, as well as what comes in each edition, where you can get it, and how much it costs. We have you covered below. Continue reading… View the full article
  5. I’ve played far too many games like Anthem, an online RPG that only makes good on its promise of meaningful multiplayer gameplay and progression after you’ve labored through its long-winded and repetitive story quests. These pitfalls don’t have to be synonymous with shared-world shooters, MMOs, or online ARPGs, but here we are again. Anthem's endgame is surprising fun since it's already excellent combat is reinvigorated by interesting loot and challenging gameplay later on. Unfortunately, there simply isn't enough of this kind of content to make it worth the wait, and what's here is inconsistent in terms of polish, clarity, and balance. Anthem, as it stands now, is an adventure best saved for a later date. Continue reading… View the full article
  6. The Nintendo Switch has notoriously held its value since its release, bar Black Friday when Amazon reduced it to £249. If you're one of those that are looking to get a Nintendo Switch on the cheap but didn't jump in on the Black Friday deal, you've come to the right place. I've highlighted my picks on what I feel are the best and cheapest Nintendo Switch bundles, games and accessories below (updated weekly). It's good to note that Nintendo Switch bundle deals right now aren't as good as they are in promotional periods such as Black Friday, but if you can't wait to get your hands on one, then these deals are currently your best bet. Best Cheap Nintendo Switch Bundle Deals Right Now Continue reading… View the full article
  7. Mix these abilities to deal more damage to foes. View the full article
  8. Despite reports suggesting the console version of Overkill’s The Walking Dead had been canceled, one of the game’s publishers has gone on record saying it’s simply been postponed. Confirmed by publisher 505 Games on Twitter, the company states "We just wanted to clear the position on the Overkill’s The Walking Dead on console and confirm that the game has not been cancelled, purely postponed whilst development is on-going. We will share further news as soon as possible." We just wanted to clear the position on the OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead on console and confirm that the game has not been cancelled, purely postponed whilst development is on-going. We will share further news as soon as possible. Continue reading… View the full article
  9. If you’ve been playing Apex Legends and have yet to part with any of your money, we’ve saved you the hassle of trying to figure out what’s what by spending 100 dollars in Respawn’s battle royale shooter. Because Apex Legends is free-to-play, microtransactions are inevitably going to be a part of its ecosystem. For consumers who are unclear with how mictrotransactions work in Apex Legends, don’t worry: all of them are 100% cosmetic, which means you can’t get an edge in the game if you fork out cash. You can actually see every unlockable cosmetic if you head over to the legend and armory tab. There are over 1900 total items with 4 tiers of rarity: common, rare, epic, and legendary. Players will have unlocked 45 total apex boxes once they reach level 100 and with 3 items per loot box, that means you are getting access to 135 free items. Continue reading… View the full article
  10. BEYOND! On this week's episode of IGN's weekly PlayStation show, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Andrew Goldfarb to discuss Far Cry: New Dawn's take on a colorful post-apocalypse, and whether the latest entry in the series is as weird as it maybe should be. Plus, the panel catches up on Andrew's Kingdom Hearts 3 progress, discusses the odd launch of Anthem, and takes a Persona 5 Trophy Test. Timecodes Far Cry - until 22:38 22:38 - Anthem 33:45 - Kingdom Hearts 3 43:30 - Trophy Test And remember! Beyond has now moved publish days! You can find each week's new episode of Beyond on beyond.ign.com on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET. 24 hours later each week, you can catch the full episode on YouTube, iTunes, and other podcast services. Continue reading… View the full article
  11. Learn where to go to clean weapons and the items you need to do so. View the full article
  12. Ubisoft’s upcoming Skull & Bones game, which does not yet have an official release date, will be getting its own television show. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Ubisoft is working with Atlas Entertainment, which has helped produce various DC films and the true crime show Dirty John, to create the show. The project is being billed as a "female-driven drama set in the lawless frontier of the Indian Ocean at the end of the golden age of piracy in the 1700s.” The Mist’s Amanda Segel will write the pilot and executive produce alongside Atlas Entertainment’s Andy Horwitz and Richard Suckle. Continue reading… View the full article
  13. Sony has announced that Media Molecule's Dreams will be released in an early access form in spring 2019, and will cost $29.99 / €29.99 (no UK or Australian price is available at time of writing). The fabulously clever game/art/movie/music(/everything) tool will arrive as a 'Creator Early Access' version, containing a suite of creation tools and tutorials for using them. You'll be able to browse other people's creations (and remix them), a series of pre-made, customisable arcade games, and an 'Inspiration Gallery' of particularly impressive bits of work curated by Media Molecule. This version won't include the planned story campaign Media Molecule is working on, and the developer uses the press release to tell those looking for that to wait for the game's full release. Continue reading… View the full article
  14. The UK-based company, Exciting Events, has been "forced... to cease all trading activities immediately" following an unsuccessful and unofficial Fortnite-themed event in Norwich. As reported by the BBC, Fortnite Live was billed as the "Fortnite event of the year,” though it wound up angering parents who demanded refunds when it failed to live up to this promise. The festival consisted of a £12 ($16) entry fee, and additional £20 ($26) wristband for unlimited access to a single climbing wall tower for three people, a four-person archery range, four go-karts, and other activities. Speaking to The Guardian, attendees likened the attractions to "the sort of thing you see at a school fete.” Photos from the event also show a "cave experience" that amounted to a truck trailer "no bigger than a car, with a tunnel through it.” There was also the opportunity for visitors to play the free-to-play game, but this was allegedly also a paid attraction. The festival attracted an estimated 3,000+ attendees. Continue reading… View the full article
  15. Ubisoft has announced a PC-only technical test for this weekend as a dry run for the platform's open beta. "Our goal with this Technical Test is to assess a certain amount of fixes we implemented based on your feedback following the Private Beta," the dev said in a Reddit post. "This will help ensure that your Open Beta experience will be as smooth as possible." It won't be open to everyone, but players who have been selected will be receiving email invites today. Ubisoft has stressed that pre-order customers are not guaranteed to get in, as the invites are being "distributed at random to ensure a wide range of participants." Continue reading… View the full article