Control's Next-Gen Upgrade Isn't Free

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Control's Next-Gen Upgrade Isn't Free

Control's developer Remedy and publisher 505 Games have revealed an "ultimate edition" of Control, which includes the base game along with the two DLC expansions. The ultimate edition launches on August 27 on Steam, the same day as the second expansion, Awe, which features Alan Wake. It launches on September 10 for PS4, Xbox One, and on the Epic Game Store.

If you buy the ultimate edition for current-gen systems, you can upgrade the game for free when the PS5 and Xbox Series X systems are available. However, if you already bought the standard version of Control and its expansions, you don't get the upgrade. You need to re-purchase the ultimate edition (which costs $40) in order to take advantage of the next-gen enhancements. 

Remedy and 505 Games did not specify the reasons, technical or otherwise, that the upgrade is not being offered to existing owners. The announcement only says: "The free upgrade path to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 version of Control is only available for Control Ultimate Edition."

Risk of Rain 2 Launches Today

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Risk of Rain 2 Launches Today

Risk of Rain 2 got its 1.0 patch today, which includes some significant additions to the game. With its launch, Risk of Rain 2 adds a new character, a new stage, and a final boss. Of course, there are a ton of new items and powerups and the like to go along with those major additions. So go forth and conquer!

Bring a few friends to amp up the action, and try to make the most broken builds you can as you take on varied challenges. The roguelike nature of Risk of Rain makes no two runs exactly the same, so you never know exactly what bosses and dangers you're going to face. You can check the game out on Steam today. Check out the 1.0 trailer below!

Xbox Series X Launches In November

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Xbox Series X Launches In November

The gaming community has long awaited any scrap of news regarding the release dates for the upcoming generation of consoles. Today, Microsoft has unveiled a November time frame for the Xbox Series X. While Halo Infinite has been delayed to 2021, the Xbox Series X is prepared to hit holiday season this year.

More than 50 new games are planned for this year and will be optimized for Series X, including Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Watch Dogs: Legion.

Xbox Series X features DirectX raytracing, up to 120 frames per second, fast load times, and Quick Resume functionality. Unfortunately, while this announcement does give us a time frame, we still don't have a clue about price points.

Halo Infinite Delays Into 2021

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Halo Infinite Delays Into 2021

343 Industries studio head Chris Lee has released a brief statement through the official Halo Twitter, explaining that the developer has made the difficult decision to delay Halo Infinite into 2021.

Lee cites multiple factors, but names the challenges of developing in the midst of the COVID pandemic as a contributing factor. “The extra time will let us finish the critical work necessary to deliver the most ambitious Halo game ever at the quality we know our fans expect,” Lee says in his statement.

Halo Infinite was believed by many to be the inevitable flagship release of Microsoft’s new Xbox Series X, and this delay is no doubt a blow to Microsoft in the opening salvo of the next-gen console competition. An extended campaign demo was finally shown off at a recent Xbox event, and reaction from fans was mixed.

Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher Is Coming To Rainbow Six Siege

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Splinter Cell's Sam Fisher Is Coming To Rainbow Six Siege

After spending time in Ghost Recon Breakpoint, operative Sam Fisher is bringing his iconic brand of stealth to Rainbow Six Siege as Specialist Zero. He will be introduced within the Operation: Shadow Legacy update, which we'll learn more about this Sunday at 1 p.m. CT during Siege's North American Mini Major Finals on Twitch. You can get your first look at Fisher in the trailer above.

Fisher will also be joining Elite Squad, a new mobile game set to release on August 27. The only thing Fisher isn't doing these days is starring in a new Splinter Cell game – the thing people want most from this aging hero.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Delayed Into 2021

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Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Delayed Into 2021

The highly anticipated sequel to cult hit Vampire: The Masquerade is getting pushed back to 2021. Today, via Twitter, publisher Paradox Interactive and developer Hardsuit Labs made the difficult announcement, saying the decision was not taken lightly and was made in order to meet the quality and ambition the studio is striving for.

Today we have an important announcement in regards to the release date of Bloodlines 2.

The Coolest Pokémon Sword & Shield – Darkness Ablaze Cards We Pulled From Booster Packs

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The Coolest Pokémon Sword & Shield – Darkness Ablaze Cards We Pulled From Booster Packs

With the release of Pokémon Sword & Shield on Switch last year, the Pokémon Trading Card Game finally moved on from its Sun & Moon series. The first two expansions for the eighth-generation games, Sword & Shield and Sword & Shield – Rebel Clash, introduced the world of the Pokémon TCG to a new generation of monsters, while giving us more cards of our favorite creatures from generations past.

We were sent several booster packs, as well as both theme decks starring Darmanitan and Sirfetch'd. While Sword & Shield – Darkness Ablaze features the name of the most recent titles in its name of the expansion, it's far from solely focused on Pokémon from Sword & Shield. In fact, in the packs I opened, the pulls were relatively even as far as generational distribution. The only outlier seems to be Gen 4, which yielded fewer cards in the booster packs I opened. While I was hoping for more Galar natives, I was thrilled to add a new Charizard and the first Eternatus card to my collection.

You can check out my favorite cards I pulled from the packs below.

The Last Of Us Part II Will Get Even Harder (And Easier) On August 13

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The Last Of Us Part II Will Get Even Harder (And Easier) On August 13

Update: A new post and trailer on the PlayStation Blog confirms the previous news about harder difficulty options, but also details additional upcoming features in the patch. These include new cheats and gameplay modifiers, like infinite crafting and slow motion. The update hits later this week on August 13, and you can see what to expect in the video below.

Original Story (Published 8/10/20, 6:15 p.m.) The Last of Us Part II is a brutal game, but not necessarily because of the difficulty. It has plenty of customizable options that allow players to make certain elements more forgiving – but those same options also mean you can make the much harder for those who crave a challenge. If you fall into the latter camp, then you will definitely be interested in what Naughty Dog has in store for the game's upcoming update.

As tweeted by the trophy-focused folks at PowerPyx, the trophy list for The Last of Us Part II now includes two new awards under the "Grounded Mode" category – one for finishing the game on the Grounded difficulty setting, and one for completing the game with a permadeath setting. 

Chipotle Announces The Tony Hawk Burrito

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Chipotle Announces The Tony Hawk Burrito

Chipotle surprised the world today by announcing the Tony Hawk Burrito. What exactly goes into a Tony Hawk burrito, you ask? Brown rice, black beans, chicken, salsa, cheese, and guacamole make up the totally rad skating meal.

The first 2000 fans to order the Tony Hawk Burrito get access to Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 Warehouse Demo on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC. Lunch and video games? Seems too good to be true! The special burrito will be available to order via the app and online until August 14, so it's a limited-time special.

On August 14, the tie-in hits a delicious apex with a 2-hour livestream on the Chipotle Twitch channel at 2 PM EST. Tony Hawk will be present alongside skater Jagger Eaton and actor Finn Wolfhard. They'll be playing the aforementioned game demo, obviously. But they'll also going to give away 5,000 free burritos for lucky viewers over the course of the stream. So that's pretty cool, because burritos are awesome.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Sells Over 2 Million Copies On Steam

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Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Sells Over 2 Million Copies On Steam

Have you seen our Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout review? Turns out, bumbling around as a babbling bean is a lot of fun. And people seem to agree.

Today, Devolver Digital announced that Fall Guys has already sold over 2 million copies on Steam. That's a lot of kudos, a lot of eggs, and a lot of slime. Tons of slime. There's some other interesting stats in the tweet, too. That doesn't even take into account all those crazy beans that are playing on PlayStation. It's free on PlayStation Plus this month!

The incredible team @Mediatonic and the super chill @FallGuysGame community have put up some wild numbers in just one week!
Big thanks to all for all the great jellybean vibes. pic.twitter.com/6nW9vp6qeS