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Red Dead Redemption 2

Here’s What’s Coming to Xbox Game Pass in May 2020

If you’re wondering what to play on Game Pass this month, or you’ve exhausted the library of existing games, we’ve got some good news. There are plenty of new, exciting games hitting the Xbox Game Pass library for May, and we’ve lined up some of the best right here. Red Dead Redemption 2 Replacing Rockstar’s

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Story Trailer Unveiled

If you’re a fan of all things Assassin’s Creed, then the announcement of the series’ latest installment, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla probably hasn’t escaped you. Until yesterday, we didn’t know much about the game, other than its Viking setting, but the official story trailer premier launched on April 30th – and it looks epic! Fans of

Facebook Gaming App Logo

Facebook Gaming Launches — But is it Any Good?

While Twitch and YouTube have long-dominated the game streaming world, there’s a new player in town. Facebook launched its dedicated gaming app ahead of schedule, in a direct response to the COVID-19 lockdown. Launched last Monday on the Google Play store (with an iOS version still to follow), the app is a stand-alone experience that

The Last of Us II

The Last of Us Part II Release Date Delayed Again

If you’re anything like me, then the latest news about the release date for The Last of Us Part II has probably left you feeling a bit dejected. We’ve been waiting forever for this game – the first part came out in 2013, and 7 years on we still don’t have our hands on Part

Big Brother

Big Brother is Watching You…

“Big Brother is watching you.” So says George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece, 1984. If you’ve never read it, now seems like the perfect time, with our current reality eerily mirroring Orwell’s tale of surveillance. Yesterday Russia announced turning to facial recognition software to tackle the spread of coronavirus, while authorities worldwide are taking advantage of the

Netflix

Netflix and YouTube Reduce Streaming Quality for 30 Days

Following unprecedented use of the internet during the coronavirus pandemic – more people are working from home than ever before – Netflix and YouTube announced they would be reducing the streaming quality of videos to avoid straining already stretched services. Although neither have expressed concerns about their networks being maxed out, and internet service providers

E3 2020

Will E3 and GDC Cancellations Change the Future of Games Cons?

As E3 and the GDC are canceled in the wake of the coronavirus, many developers are turning to online streaming in the interim. But with Sony already shunning this year’s E3, could these cancellations change the way games cons are held in future? Bye-bye E3 2020 On the 11th of March, E3, America’s biggest gaming

Death Stranding

Control and Death Stranding Lead BAFTA Games Nominations

It’s only a few weeks until the BAFTA Games Awards, but which games have been nominated? Control and Death Stranding have each received 11 nominations – the most any game has ever received in the history of the awards. Death Stranding missed out on a nomination for best game, as it divided opinion on release.