Valorant Mobile Is Coming, Community Celebrates Over 14 Million Active Players

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Valorant Mobile Is Coming, Community Celebrates Over 14 Million Active Players

Valorant, a competitive 5v5 shooter, emphasizes weapon accuracy, advantageous angles, and clutch plays. With a vivid color palette as well as character designs that are reminiscent of other infectious hero-shooters, it’s no wonder that Riot’s team-based title has finally amassed 14 million active players with half a billion games played in the first year. In light of this success, a mobile port is on the way and a month-long celebration is slated to begin.

“One of our top goals this first year was to earn the trust and respect of the global FPS community, and to prove to them that Valorant will always uphold the fundamentals of a truly worthwhile competitive tac-shooter,” stated Executive Producer Anna Donlon. “To see our growing player community recognize and appreciate what we’re trying to do with Valorant is beyond what we could’ve expected and we’re thrilled to soon offer the same competitive Valorant experience to even more global players.”

Crysis Remastered Trilogy Arrives This Fall

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Crysis Remastered Trilogy Arrives This Fall

Crysis Remastered Trilogy is launching sometime this fall. The package includes last year’s modernized version of Crysis as well as remasters of Crysis 2 and Crysis 3 to run on modern consoles and PC. The bundle is the result of a development partnership between Crytek and Saber Interactive.  

While Crysis Remastered launched as a standalone title last summer, this is the first time that the second and third games have been shined up for a modern encore. Unfortunately, Crytek hasn’t detailed the specific upgrades those games will receive, but Crysis Remastered boasted improved visuals with a resolution up to 8K as well as HDR and ray tracing. While you wait for Crytek to confirm the technical details, you can get a visual sense of the improvements by watching the teaser trailer below.

If you’ve already experienced Crysis Remastered and just want to play the remaining two games, Crytek states that Crysis 2 and Crysis 3 Remastered will eventually be sold as standalone titles (but doesn't specify when that will happen). The downside of this package is that none of the games will include their respective multiplayer modes. Still, if you missed out on the Crysis series back in the day, this package offers the perfect opportunity to give it a shot without having to stare at aging visuals.

Razer Announces First E3 2021 Showcase

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Razer Announces First E3 2021 Showcase

E3 2021 is just around the corner and promises fun game reveals, more than a few surprises, and closer looks at some of the adventures we are most excited about. While we already know the major gaming studios that will be at this year's showcase, Razer has just announced that it is hosting its first-ever E3 showcase. While we don't know the full lineup yet, the gaming peripherals company promises some epic news for E3 2021. 

Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan announced today that there will be a stunning line of new hardware for Razer to show off later this month. The Razer E3 keynote will be internationally broadcasted with the rest of this year's showcase with promises of impressive tech to show off and an inside look at the future ahead for the big-name tech company. 

This will mark the first time Razer has had a showcase at E3. The company has been present for the event in the past with booth space and press invites, but never a dedicated showcase purely focused on what's coming down the pipeline. The company's E3 presentation is dedicated to showing off Razer's innovation and goals for the year ahead, as well as a closer look at the most recent plans for the tech brand. 

Longtime Sonic Voice Actor Returning To Role After Vacating Earlier This Year

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Longtime Sonic Voice Actor Returning To Role After Vacating Earlier This Year

Earlier this year, voice actor Roger Craig Smith tweeted he was vacating the role of Sonic the Hedgehog after a decade of lending his voice to the character. Smith, who had voiced Sonic in the games and cartoon series since 2010, tweeted a heartfelt goodbye with an image of a broken blue heart in January. Smith followed up that tweet last month with an image of a mended blue heart and the announcement that he is back.

The announcement from Smith came the day before Sonic Central, a livestream event from Sega and Sonic Team announcing several projects and brand collaborations. "I can't fully express my gratitude for the [Sonic the Hedgehog] crew and community," the tweet said. "I hope to honor your support and passion as I'm officially back voicing Sonic the Hedgehog in games. Can't wait for ya to see what we have planned! THANK YOU...from the bottom of my blue heart."

Battlefield 6 Reveal Set For Next Week Ahead Of E3 2021

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Battlefield 6 Reveal Set For Next Week Ahead Of E3 2021

There have been so many rumors about what the Battlefield 6 experience will have to offer, but now that we're in the thick of E3 2021? It's time to find out for ourselves. Our first look at Battlefield 6 is set for next week, confirming and denying what's been hot on the latest rumor mill.

The official Battlefield Twitter account shared a small animated teaser for the reveal planned for next Wednesday: 

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Resident Evil Village Producer Leaves For Bungie As Studio Hires For New 'Multiplayer Action Game'

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Resident Evil Village Producer Leaves For Bungie As Studio Hires For New 'Multiplayer Action Game'

We've known that Bungie has been working on a new IP for a while now, but it looks like things may just be ramping up. As the studio hires more talent for a new "multiplayer action game," Bungie also just nabbed some serious talent found in Resident Evil Village producer Peter Fabiano. 

Fabiano has produced several of the most recent Resident Evil games in the Capcom franchise, but after 13 years with the company, he is leaving to pursue new adventures. Namely, Bungie. Fabiano took to Twitter over the weekend to share the news, saying, "Hard to write this best, so I've decided to keep it simple: Thank you, everyone, at Capcom for allowing me to grow together with you over the past 12 years. I'm thankful and will cherish the experience forever." He later added, "I've taken a new position at Bungie, working with some great people and continuing my journey."

Thanks to everyone both in and outside the studio that have supported me over the years. I’ve taken a new position at Bungie working with some great people and continuing my journey. “Eyes up guardian.”

E3 2021 Awards Show Will Take Place On Showcase's Final Day, Celebrating Game Reveals

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E3 2021 Awards Show Will Take Place On Showcase's Final Day, Celebrating Game Reveals

E3 2021 is just around the corner and promises a ton of game reveals, first looks, and more news for gamers worldwide to feast those eyes on. The all-digital event will have many surprises in store, in addition to the E3 2021 Awards Show celebrating them all at the end of this year's showcase. 

According to The Hollywood ReporterThe E3 2021 Awards Show will be a small affair, nothing as large as The Game Awards that happen every December. It will be kicking off on June 15, E3's final day, and will feature an eclectic list of "winners" regarding which titles have the community the most excited. 

“For this year’s event, we are collaborating with editors at some of the world’s leading video game media outlets to create the Official E3 2021 Awards Show, recognizing the show’s most anticipated games,” said Stanley Pierre-Louis, president, and CEO of the ESA, in a recent press statement. “The broadcast is going to be packed with exciting announcements and reveals, and celebrating innovative publishers and developers is an ideal way to close E3 2021.”

Netflix's The Witcher Prequel, Blood Origin, Reportedly Casts A Familiar Villain From The Games

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Netflix's The Witcher Prequel, Blood Origin, Reportedly Casts A Familiar Villain From The Games

With Netflix's The Witcher season 2 preparing for a trailer and release date reveal, the company's creative team has been hard at work on a different sort of project with the prequel called Blood Origin. We've learned a little bit about the upcoming spinoff in the past, but it was recently revealed that a familiar villain from the games will also be sharing that anticipated spotlight. 

According to the folks at Redanian Intelligencethe same site that has given fans first looks at on-set photos of The Witcher season 2, Australia actor Jacob Collins-Levy is set to join the Blood Origin cast as none other than Eredin Breacc Glas. Name sound familiar? It should, especially if you've played the games. This Aen Elle elf became the commander of the elven calvary known as the Wild Hunt. As the King of the Wild Hunt, Eredin earned his role after killing his successor, effectively becoming the new leader that sought after young Ciri. 

The latest casting news is interesting, especially with our first look at the Wild Hunt itself with The Witcher season 2 earlier this year. With a different actor reportedly playing the King of the Wild Hunt in season 2 of the main Netflix show, Levy will be playing a younger version of the character in this prequel as the leader of the Red Riders. 

Xbox Game Pass Adding Even More Games, Including For Honor And Darkest Dungeon

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Xbox Game Pass Adding Even More Games, Including For Honor And Darkest Dungeon

Last month, Microsoft revealed quite a few new games joining the Xbox Game Pass's evolving library. Now that it's June, the company has revealed even more titles that members can play at no additional cost. 

Like every month, Team Green shares new games that will be a part of the ever-growing library while also showing off what is on its way out to make more room. In addition to the 15 previous titles confirmed, here are what's on the horizon for Xbox Game Pass subscribers. That includes the previously revealed The Wild at Heart addition, which is a part of Xbox Game Pass starting today. 

For those that may still be on the fence about Xbox Game Pass, there are two options to be aware of before diving in. There is the standard Xbox Game Pass experience, which retails for $9.99. Then there is Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which retails for $14.99 and includes Xbox Live. Xbox Live offers its own perks, including free games every month. That being said, the Live online requirement has previously been removed, so the standard membership for Xbox Game Pass is a solid deal for those that may not be looking for additional freebies. 

Zombies Invade London With Watch Dogs: Legion Of The Dead Game Mode, Starting Today

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Zombies Invade London With Watch Dogs: Legion Of The Dead Game Mode, Starting Today

Zombies have officially invaded London with the latest update for Watch Dogs: Legion. The new mode goes live today with update 4.5, and it's called Legion of the Dead. As the name implies, hackers from around the world must not just deal with the dangers of billion-dollar corporations but also shambling dead people that have no objective other than to simply kill. Sounds fun, right? 

We knew something new was on the way when Ubisoft first revealed the Watch Dogs: Legion roadmap that teased future expansions, new characters, and more. It looks like the studio was one of many to also have the undead on the brain because that's exactly what the latest hacking game has to offer. 

IGN shared a first look at the new mode with over 21 minutes of gameplay footage to enjoy, as seen above. The PvE mode offers a rogue-lite experience for Legion players looking for something a little fresher to enjoy. Ironic that fresh means dead, but hey, it's a popular genre for a reason.