Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War And Warzone Updates May Be Too Big Now For 500GB PS4s

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War And Warzone Updates May Be Too Big Now For 500GB PS4s

Game updates have been getting bigger and bigger in recent years and among those behemoth patches is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone front and center. While it doesn't look like those updates are going to be getting smaller anytime soon, it looks like the size is going to be a much bigger problem for PS4 users, at least those that have 500GB of storage, going into season 2

Season 2's Cold War update is smaller than usual, coming in at 10.5 GB, but the team at Activision did add a warning that 500GB hard drives for the previous generation of PlayStation may not be enough going forward. "Those who own a standard PlayStation 4 with a default hard drive of 500 GB may need to make room if they have the full versions of Modern Warfare/Warzone and Black Ops Cold War with all modes and packs installed," details the latest blog post.

The post continues by saying that players with both games installed should go through and delete any unused game content in order for the Warzone patch to go through correctly. The team provided some tips to help players get read: 

Subnautica: Below Zero Emerges This May On PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, And PC

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Subnautica: Below Zero Emerges This May On PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, And PC

The critically acclaimed Subnautica tasked players with exploring an oceanic planet in hopes of surviving, exploring, and uncovering myriad mysteries housed thereon. Subnautica: Below Zero has been in Early Access for more than two years, with updates arriving at a steady clip, but developer and publisher Unknown Worlds Entertainment today revealed that the full version is coming to consoles and PC on May 14.

Subnautica: Below Zero presents players with a similar situation, only this time, you're exploring the dangerous waters below the icy surface of the alien planet. The sequel offers an all-new story with a huge open world to explore with new technology at your disposal as you work to discover even more secrets beneath the surface. 

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Watch Nier Replicant's Upgraded Opening Movie

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Watch Nier Replicant's Upgraded Opening Movie

We're pretty excited for Nier Replicant (it's among our top upcoming action games after all), and Square Enix has dumped some fuel on that fire by releasing the polished up version of the game’s opening cinematic. The video showcases the visual and audio enhancements done to the original 2010 cult favorite, giving it a contemporary shine. 

The cinematic, titled "Attract Movie," provides a wild look at what’s to come for those who didn’t import or watch footage of this game when it was a Japanese exclusive. If Nier Automata is your only exposure to this series, you should feel right at home with Replicant’s post-apocalyptic zaniness, including copious giant robots and other strange enemies, mysterious hooded dancing figures, and Emil’s general existence. There’s also that sweet soundtrack. Check it out for yourself below.

Nier Replicant brings the alternate version of 2010’s Nier to a wider audience for the first time. The story centers on the protagonist embarking on a journey to cure a deadly disease plaguing his younger sister. While Cavia developed both of the original versions of Nier and PlatinumGames handled Nier: Automata, developer Toylogic is taking the reins this time around. For a look at more footage of Nier Replicant action, check out this gameplay walkthrough of one of its dungeons. 

Hot Wheels Unleashed Brings Arcade-Style Racing To Consoles And PC This September

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Hot Wheels Unleashed Brings Arcade-Style Racing To Consoles And PC This September

Hot Wheels Unleashed is a new racing game based on one of the most popular toys of all time. Instead of spending hours constructing elaborate tracks and accidentally stepping on that favorite car you misplaced, the new game lets players can skip the busywork and just get straight to racing 

Veteran racing developer Milestone Games (MotoGP, Ride series) describes Hot Wheels Unleashed as an “action-packed, arcade-style racing game." Players get behind the wheel of the die-cast miniature vehicles and race across the iconic, sky-high orange tracks alone in various single-player modes or against friends in multiplayer, both online and in local split-screen. The debut trailer shows off a high-octane, topsy-turvy race. When the camera pans out, it turns out that the big race is actually a small track set up inside of a life-sized garage of sorts. Whether or not the game retains that “little person in a big world” style is unclear, but I personally hope so. 

Portal And Among Us Collide With This GLaDOS Mod

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Portal And Among Us Collide With This GLaDOS Mod

Every week, I feature mods as part of our Mod Corner segment to highlight some of the coolest fan creations out there that I can find. Given that I reviewed Among Us and can't stop talking about the sus little jelly bean astronaut game and my undying love for Portal, finding one mod that blends the two franchises was definitely something I couldn't pass up sharing! With this Among Us mod, GLaDOS from the Portal franchise has officially joined the party. 

Unlike the Star Wars Battlefront II x Among Us mod, this won't transform every character into something else. Instead, it brings GLaDOS -- the maniacal AI with a grudge and a hilarious sarcastic streak -- into the world of tasks and murder: 

Now, we just need a Wheatley added in, because that would be amazing! 

We're Getting Pokémon News Today! Here's What To Expect

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We're Getting Pokémon News Today! Here's What To Expect

As a part of Pokémon's 25th anniversary celebration (which is officially February 27), The Pokémon Company International is giving us a glimpse into the future of Pokémon games through a 20-minute livestream that starts at 7 a.m. PST tomorrow on the official Pokémon YouTube channel. Following this news, on Saturday at 4 p.m. PST, musician Post Malone is headlining a Pokémon Day virtual concert, in which he will perform a song oddly named "Pokémon 25 Version," which is a cover of Hootie and the Blowfish's "Only Wanna Be With You."

And you don't need to wait until tomorrow to start celebrating. If you boot up Pokémon Sword or Shield right now, you can add a unique version of Pikachu to your ranks that knows the move Sing. Here's how to add him:

What are you hoping to see during the livestream tomorrow? The dream would be a true sequel to Sword and Shield, but we don't think that will happen. Game Informer's Brian Shea is rightfully tempering his expectations, and shared his thoughts on what he'd like to see. Along with more information on the forthcoming New Pokémon Snap, which seems like a given, Brian is hoping to hear of new Let's Go games, more expansions for Sword and Shield, and the classic games back in their original forms. He also wants to see the 25th anniversary celebrated in style.

Hasbro And Epic Games Extend Partnership, Expect New Fortnite Figures, Vehicles, And More

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Hasbro And Epic Games Extend Partnership, Expect New Fortnite Figures, Vehicles, And More

Hasbro and Epic Games are extending their product licensing partnership for another five years. The new deal opens the door to new Fortnite merchandise, including figures, vehicles, and role-playing gear.

The original deal only covered outdoor play products and tabletop games, such as the Fortnite-branded Nerf guns and Monopoly game. Now, the popular battle royale will receive a wider range of products in its name. There’s no specific plans announced yet, but Hasbro cited the recent release of the Fortnite x G.I. Joe Snake Eyes: Zero Point Edition figure (pictured above and has since sold out) as an idea of the kind of products to expect from the partnership going forward. Hasbro also promises that new in-game experiences are in the works as well. The press release says that Fortnite's new Hasbro products should arrive in stores this fall. 

“Hasbro ’s expertise in the realm of collectible figure and role play segments has yielded incredibly positive results for our long roster of entertainment based action brands,” said Adam Biehl, SVP GM at Hasbro, Inc. We ’ve had tremendous success collaborating with Epic Games and the Fortnite brand over the past few years, and this expanded product licensing partnership allows us to deliver an amazing lineup of Fortnite inspired toys and collector items that we’re confident fans will be excited to experience.”

PUBG Studio Announces The Future Of The Battle Royale Franchise With PUBG: New State

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PUBG Studio Announces The Future Of The Battle Royale Franchise With PUBG: New State

Krafton, Inc has revealed the next step for the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds franchise with PUBG: New State. Developed by the PUBG Studio, New State aims to recreate the original battle royale experience and evolve it into a new, futuristic adventure for both new and veteran players on both iOS and Android platforms. 

PUBG: New State is the latest game in the growing PUBG franchise from the original creators of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and will be a free-to-play experience for mobile players later this year. 

“Given the fan support and massive success of the previous games, it is humbling to be able to build and introduce the next game in the franchise that revolutionized the battle royale genre worldwide.” MinKyu Park, Executive Producer of PUBG: New State, tells us. “We want to build on that legacy by creating an experience that pushes the limits of mobile gaming. Watching our team come together to develop a global product has been an amazing experience and we are confident that it will speak to all audiences when it launches later this year.”

Call of Duty's Open-World Zombies Experience, Outbreak, Lands Now With Season 2

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Call of Duty's Open-World Zombies Experience, Outbreak, Lands Now With Season 2

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's Season 2 is landing right now. While the new update contains numerous new things to explore the game over, perhaps the most interesting is the Outbreak zombies experience. Call of Duty's zombie modes have generally been self-contained, round-based entities that task players with discovering secrets and solving puzzles while fending off the infinite and ever-more-challenging hordes of undead.

As of today, that's all about to change. Outbreak gives players a dynamic open-world zombies mode. Not only will you face off against a voracious tide, but world events and exploration are key pillars of Outbreak, allowing you to use vehicles and take advantage of a huge play space to blast back the blight. Outbreak can be enjoyed with a crew or solo.

An Ode To Anthem And What Could Have Been

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An Ode To Anthem And What Could Have Been

Electronic Arts and BioWare have confirmed that plans for Anthem 2.0, also called Anthem Next, have been canceled. While this news was not a surprise, especially given how quiet the team has been about its progress on Anthem Next, I can't help but lament the missed opportunity here for an adventure that held a lot more promise than so many gave it credit for. Now that the future of Anthem is forever at a standstill, here are my thoughts on the game, the launch, and what could have been. 

When I first dove into Anthem, it was pre-launch during a press event. There were bugs, but that was to be expected with early access to an online game. While noted in my coverage, it didn't dampen the pure joy I felt when taking to the sky in my custom Javelin that very first time. Anthem has some of the smoothest flight and combat mechanics I've ever seen in a game (and this is a hill I will die on), especially when looking at the detailed animations that showed off a love for the craft from the moment those boots left the ground.