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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now the best-selling fighting game in US

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 55 mins ago

Right before The Game Awards kicked off, NPD decided to drop the sales for Nintendo's massive fighter, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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According to NPD, Super Smash Bros. UItimate has now officially dethroned 2008's Super Smash Bros. Brawl to become "the best-selling Fighting game in U.S. history." NPD has equated this new achievement of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the basis of lifetime dollar sales. Nintendo said back in November that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has sold a staggering 15.71 million copies and counting.

If you have been out of the loop for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate news, then I should catch you up with a big announcement. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate just received at The Game Awards the 'best-fighting game' award, more on that here. Nintendo also recently announced that they would be re-releasing their official Super Smash Bros. Nintendo GameCube Controller, more on that here.

ASAP Rocky & Run the Jewels will have their music in Cyberpunk 2077

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 54 mins ago

Tonight's Game Awards have been huge, with new announcements left, right and center its truly hard to keep up with everything. But something I did manage to catch was Cyberpunk 2077's soundtrack and who will be included with it.

CD Projekt Red has taken to their official Cyberpunk YouTube Channel to release a video describing what kind of effort has gone into the music behind the title. From the video we learn that rap duo Run The Jewels will be providing gamers "with the soundtrack to f*cking sh*t up!". We also learn that Refused, Grimes and more artists will be thrown into the mix.

Big names such as ASAP Rocky will also be included in the games soundtrack. Alongside other artists such as Gazelle Twin, Ilan Rubin, Richard Devine, Nina Kraviz, Deadly Hunta, Rat Boy, and Tina Guo. Marcin Przybylowicz, the music director for Cyberpunk 2077, says that these artists are just a glimpse at what is to come.

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Xbox Series X may allow suspend and resume for multiple games at once

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 9 hours, 33 mins ago

Microsoft's new next-gen Xbox Series X console (formerly Project Scarlett) may let you switch between multiple games at once without losing your session.

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Suspend and resume is one of the best features on current-gen systems, and lets you swap between a game and an app on-the-fly. But what if it was taken to the next level? What if you could swap between multiple games without losing your playtime? You'd essentially be creating virtual save states for your games. That could be possible with the Xbox Series X and it's all thanks to its new higher-end NVMe SSD tech.

In a recent interview with Gamespot, Xbox exec Jason Ronald discussed how this lofty goal might happen with the Xbox Series X.

"Today, we have the capability of instantly resuming the last game that you were playing. Why can't you do that for multiple games? Many players choose to play multiple games at the same time, being able to instantly jump right back where I was, those are things that we can do with the platform level to make the gaming experience better. It's really about ensuring there's less waiting and more time playing because that's ultimately what we all want to do with a with the consoles and with the services that we have."

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Apex Legends gets into the festive season with the Holo-day Bash!

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 9 hours, 54 mins ago

Apex Legends has announced at The Game Awards a new trailer for their already-live event called Mirage's Holo-Day Bash!

Respawn has decided to get into the festive season by bringing a bunch of new cosmetic features to Apex Legends. The news was announced at The Game Awards, but you can catch the reveal video on the official Apex Legends Twitter account, which is located above.

The Holo-Day Bash! Event will redecorate all of the main places we know and love in Apex Legends. It will limited-edition cosmetics that come in a range of different skins for each of the legends, as well as new, emotes, and more. There will also be a limited-time mode called Winter Express. If you are wondering when you can jump into the action, the event is already live, just open Origin and download the update!

Next-gen Xbox controller has a share button

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 30 mins ago

Microsoft just revealed its new next-gen console, the Xbox Series X, and it comes with an upgraded controller with some nifty features.

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Project Scarlett is now officially called Xbox Series X, aka the console that "eats monsters for breakfast" and hits 4K 60FPS and (maybe even 120FPS) in its games. Microsoft's made some pretty big promises with the Series X and its enthusiast-grade power, but there's some smaller quality-of-life improvements too, like the new controller.

The next-gen Xbox Series X will be accompanied by a new Xbox controller that sports a share button for easy screenshots. This is absolutely huge for Microsoft and gives a direct way to share footage and images right on social media. And it's backward compatible with the Xbox One and supports Windows 10 PCs to boot.

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Ruined King: A League of Legends Story trailer announced by Riot Forge

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 48 mins ago

This year's Game Awards has already been a blast, with massive reveals from numerous developers and big players like Microsoft and Sony. What is another big reveal? How about a new game that is based in the League of Legends universe?

Riot Forge has released the official teaser trailer for their upcoming title Ruined King: A League of Legends Story. From the trailer, we don't learn that much about the title, but we do get an epic voiceover that sounds like Thresh from League of Legends. Perhaps this guess is reinforced when we see his lantern at the start of the trailer?

What we can confirm is that the game will be story-driven, turn-based role-playing (RPG) that is developed by Airship Syndicate and published by Riot Forge. The end of the trailer also reveals that the title is currently in development for both consoles and PC. No release date was revealed, but as soon as there is one, I will be sure to follow up with another article.

Senua's Saga: Hellblade II will arrive on the Xbox Series X - trailer

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 4 mins ago

The Game Awards are dropping all kinds of big game announcements, and one of those announcements was from developer Ninja Theory.

Firstly, if you haven't played Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice from Ninja Theory, it's a game that I highly recommend. The sound in that game makes you feel on edge, and as you take Senua deeper into the depths of hell and watch her go insane, you also go insane with her. The game is best played with headphones on because of the audio work that has been put into it, and if Senua's Saga: Hellblade II is anything like the first one, then it will be the same.

Moving on, throughout the Game Awards and right after Microsoft announced the official naming of their next-gen console they showed off Ninja Theory's latest project, Senua's Saga: Hellblade II. Above you can find the trailer, and while there isn't much context to what's going on we can see that the game looks absolutely fantastic as all footage was captured in engine. At the end of the trailer, we find out that it will be arriving on the Xbox Series X, it's not clear if it will be an exclusive, but if I was to guess, I'd say that it will be coming to PC/Xbox and not PS4. There's no release date announced either.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate wins best fighting game at The Game Awards

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 17 mins ago

The Game Awards are currently underway, and before the official show begins, the pre-show already has given out some awards.

The Game Awards has already given out the 'Best Fighting Game' award, but who were the nominees? This year, The Game Awards were choosing between Dead or Alive 6, Jump Force, Mortal Kombat 11, Samurai Shodown and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate picked the award beating all of the other previously mentioned games.

The award was handed over to now Nintendo America CEO, Doug Bowser who said, "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is really more than just a fighting game, it's an experience that brings people together. It's also a showcase for some of the most famous characters, music, and game worlds in video game history. And the fact that all of this comes together so seamlessly and so beautifully is really a testament to the dedication and the hard work and the skill by Mr. Sakurai and the team. This award is for them."

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Microsoft reveals next-gen Xbox console, Xbox Series X

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 41 mins ago

Microsoft announced its next-gen Xbox console at The Game Awards 2019, and it's called Xbox Series X.

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Microsoft just pulled a fast one over Sony by revealing its next-gen Xbox console the Xbox One Series X at The Game Awards, showing a new vertical tower-like design for thermal ventilation. There was no talk about Lockhart, the cheaper lower-end console, and it's possible Microsoft has scrapped the hardware altogether. No specs were outlined, but Xbox Series X will use a new Zen 2 CPU and Navi GPU combo on a custom AMD SoC, and may have 12TFLOPs of power and 16GB of GDDR6 memory.

"We see a future where you're instantly absorbed in your games, where the worlds are more lifelike and immersive and responsive. Where you are at the center of your gaming experience. Next holiday, Xbox Series X will lead us into the future of console," Phil Spencer said at the show. "It's our fastest most powerful Xbox, will set a new bar for performance, speed compatibility. Developers around the world are already hard at work at building new games for Xbox Series X."

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Detroit: Become Human PC specs increased just before its release

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 45 mins ago

Detroit: Become Human has had its PC requirements heavily upgraded in the hours before its release on the Epic Games Store, up from the pretty damn low requirements to much higher PC specs required to play.

Quantic Dream revealed the original PC specs which were considerably lower than the new specs, requiring only an Intel Core i5-2400 (or equivalent) processor, 4GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 with 2GB of VRAM. The recommended specs were calling for an Intel Core i7-2700K (or equivalent), 12GB of RAM, and a GeForce GTX 1080 (or equivalent).

But the new minimum PC specs call for an Intel Core i7-3770, 8GB of RAM, and a GeForce GTX 780 or Radeon HD 7950 -- much higher than the previous minimum specs. The recommended PC specs however, have come down -- strangely, with a Core i5-8400, 16GB of RAM (this is higher) and GTX 1060 or RX 580 (versus a GTX 1080).

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