The Call of Duty Games Of Summer Kick Off Today

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The Call of Duty Games Of Summer Kick Off Today

Things are getting hot outside - and in game! Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone are heating up with a block of content offerings. Season 5's Games of Summer chapter runs from August 28 to September 7, and features rewards to unlock, trials, competition, and trouble to get into.

Stickers, calling cards, weapons, and more are available for those looking to get in the mix. It might not be the Olympics or anything but hey, it's a good reason to log in and pop off a few rounds. Oh, there's a rocking new Gunfight map you can take those intimate skirmishes into too. Check out more in the trailer below!

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart's Performance Mode Lets You Boost The Framerate

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart's Performance Mode Lets You Boost The Framerate

Yesterday we got an extended look at Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, but news about Insomniac's exciting action/platformer continues to trickle out. 

In an interview with Famitsu, Insomniac revealed that its upcoming PS5 game features a performance mode that boosts the framerate from 30fps to 60fps. Naturally this performance mode comes with a hit to visual quality, which haven't been detailed yet. We're used to seeing this kind of performance choice on the half step consoles like the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro, but we expected that the next generation machines would do away with this kind of option – providing high performance alongside the best visuals. If Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is any indication, perhaps this kind of framerate/visual quality split is an ongoing feature that is here to stay. 

In an interview with @WeeklyFamitsu today we confirmed #RatchetPS5 will offer an option to play at 60fps! https://t.co/HRFKHgDE3c pic.twitter.com/7TdyaTdtAv

An Impressive Extended Look At Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

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An Impressive Extended Look At Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

During Gamescom 2020, Sony provided an extended look at Insomniac’s upcoming action/platformer Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.

This demo starts in an alien city when Ratchet and Clank pop out of a dimensional rift. The duo seems to be hunting down Dr. Nefarious when they get attacked by a group of hostile aliens. Insomniac's use of Sony’s PS5 tech is impressive, as alien NPCs ran around in the background while Ratchet fends off a series of hostile foes and the camera seamlessly transitions between action and cutscenes. One big new mechanic is Ratchet’s Rift tether, which a

llows Ratchet to grab orange dimensional rifts and pull them open – effectively teleporting Ratchet across the level. In addition to these rifts, Ratchet and Clank will also fall through purple rifts, which transport them to other worlds, and all of this happens nearly instantaneously, which is incredibly impressive.

Detail Emerges On New Destiny 2 Subclasses In Latest Trailer

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Detail Emerges On New Destiny 2 Subclasses In Latest Trailer

Today’s Gamescom Opening Night presentation offered a look at a new Destiny 2: Beyond Light trailer. And while the video showcases a wealth of great action and shooting, the big takeaways were closer looks at the three new subclasses coming to the game, each of which uses Stasis, the new Darkness-infused power source that is arriving with this expansion.

Warlocks gain the abilities of the Shadebinder, who appears to wield a staff to fracture enemies with cold, reminiscent of a fantasy frost mage. Hunters will take on the role of the Revenant, who seems to wield two kamas that they can fling at enemies and bounce off walls. Finally, Titan players can look forward to taking on the role of the Behemoth, who seems to “hulk out” and create a smashing fist that can be slammed into enemies.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light is headed for release on November 10.

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond Gets A Story Trailer, Launching Holiday 2020

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Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond Gets A Story Trailer, Launching Holiday 2020

At today's Gamescom Opening Night Live, Respawn showed off a new story trailer for the virtual reality game Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond.

In Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, you're recruited into the OSS (now CIA) and you'll be immersed in many different locales and scenarios from WWII. Like many other WWII games, you'll explore D-Day, Berlin, the Nazi secret weapon program, the French Resistance, and more. However, the entire journey being a virtual reality affair changes things significantly. Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is expected to launch holiday season this year.

Take a look at the story trailer below for a look at what's coming, but realize that video can't really convey the VR experience. 

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond Gets A Story Trailer, Launching Holiday 2020

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Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond Gets A Story Trailer, Launching Holiday 2020

At today's Gamescom Opening Night Live, Respawn showed off a new story trailer for the virtual reality game Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond.

In Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, you're recruited into the OSS (now CIA) and you'll be immersed in many different locales and scenarios from WWII. Like many other WWII games, you'll explore D-Day, Berlin, the Nazi secret weapon program, the French Resistance, and more. However, the entire journey being a virtual reality affair changes things significantly. Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is expected to launch holiday season this year.

Take a look at the story trailer below for a look at what's coming, but realize that video can't really convey the VR experience. 

Fall Guys Goes Medieval For Season 2

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Fall Guys Goes Medieval For Season 2

As one of the most popular games of 2020, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has garnered more than 7 million downloads on Steam, while also becoming the most downloaded PlayStation Plus of all time. With such a massive player base, the game's global player base has been eagerly awaiting new content, and today, Mediatonic gave us a sneak peek of what to expect with Fall Guys Season 2.

The second season of Fall Guys is taking a medieval theme, adding drawbridges, swinging axes, and more elements in the courses, while players can outfit their competitive beans like dragons, warriors, wizards, and more. You can see the trailer of Season 2 below.

Time Looping Lemnis Gate Featured At Gamescom 2020

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Time Looping Lemnis Gate Featured At Gamescom 2020

Are you looking for a turn-based, time-warping first-person shooter? Get ready to do some loops. Time loops, that is. Ratloop Games and Frontier Foundry showed the game off at Gamescom Opening Night Live today. The game is slated to hit sometime in early 2021.

Lemnis Gate features four-dimensional combat where you must master past, present, and future in 25-second rounds in order to come out ahead. Strategy is critical to set up for victory. 

Want to see more? Check out the trailer below. It's pretty loopy! HA!

Willem Dafoe, Daisy Ridley, And James McAvoy Lend Their Voices To 12 Minutes

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Willem Dafoe, Daisy Ridley, And James McAvoy Lend Their Voices To 12 Minutes

12 Minutes is an interactive narrative game about a man stuck in a time loop, gradually gathering information to unravel a mystery. During Gamescom's Opening Night Live stream, publisher Annapurna Interactive revealed some surprising star power for the upcoming title. 

James McAvoy, Daisy Ridley, and Willem Dafoe all play characters in the game – all names that should need no introduction. Watch the trailer above to get a teaser for the vaguely menacing dialogue.

12 Minutes is releases on Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC. According to the video, the game is "coming soon."

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Coming This Spring (And To Next-Gen)

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Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Coming This Spring (And To Next-Gen)

It's been a while since we've had a new Lego adventure from TT Games, but that's going to be changing this spring with the release of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. A new trailer shows off the game in action, which features new gameplay and action based on all the mainline entries in the Star Wars franchise.

The trailer is packed with moments from the original trilogy, new prequels, and the most recent adventures with Rey and company. It's a fresh take on many of those older stories, since it includes voice acting from the films – something that wasn't incorporated in a lot of the older pantomime-based games.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch in spring 2021.