Ubisoft's Avatar Game Delayed Until 2022

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Ubisoft's Avatar Game Delayed Until 2022

Ubisoft has quite a few games currently in development, among them is another adaptation of James Cameron's Avatar film. Led by The Division developers over at Massive Entertainment, news of the delay came by way of a recent earnings call. It was there that the company revealed that the reason behind the upcoming Avatar game's delay was to ensure its launch is in line with the Avatar 2 movie coming out in 2022. 

Avatar is the latest game under the Ubisoft umbrella to see a pushback, alongside Rainbow Six Quarantine and Far Cry 6. While many games are being pushed back to either steer clear of Cyberpunk 2077's window or because of COVID-19, this decision was made with the launch of the movie in mind. 

First announced back in 2017, the upcoming Avatar game is a work in progress with the Massive Entertainment team, the same studio that did The Division, alongside Lightsorm Entertainment, which is James Cameron's studio, and Fox Interactive. 

Enhanced Versions Of BloodRayne 1 & 2 Coming To Steam And GOG Next Week

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Enhanced Versions Of BloodRayne 1 & 2 Coming To Steam And GOG Next Week

Upstart publisher Ziggurat Interactive will release enhanced editions of the first two BloodRayne games to Steam and GOG on November 20. Dubbed the Terminal Cuts, these definitive editions of the beloved action series boast new graphical and performance spit shines to get them up to speed for a modern era.  

The improved versions of BloodRayne 1 and BloodRayne 2 support higher resolutions up to 4K and feature upscaled cinematics, improved lighting and rendering, and modern controller support. Both games will be sold separately though the price is unknown at this time. 

The first two BloodRayne games were released in 2002 and 2004, respectively, and star the vampire Rayne. The first game, set in the 1930s, pits her against Nazi forces as well as supernatural foes. BloodRayne 2 jumps to the 2000’s and features Rayne battling an evil vampire cult. The series entered a long hiatus until 2011’s BloodRayne: Betrayal, which changed gears by shifting to a 2D action side-scrolling design. While the series as a whole has never been considered a top critical darling, it proved successful enough to spawn a trilogy of less-than-stellar film adaptations directed by Uwe Boll.

Friday The 13th: The Game Servers Are Shutting Down, But There's Good News

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Friday The 13th: The Game Servers Are Shutting Down, But There's Good News

Friday the 13th: The Game hasn't had the easiest road following a bumpy launch but despite that, the community has grown with a heartfelt attachment to the horror franchise adaptation. That being said, all good things must come to an end and a new blog post from the dev team details what that means for the future of the title. 

In the most recent blog post, the team detailed that the dedicated servers will be shutting down here soon. That being said, quick play lobbies will remain open, despite this change, as will private matches. The servers attached to player progression and in-game items will also remain active.

Dedicated Servers for Friday the 13th: The Game will be decommissioned in the upcoming patch, set to roll out this month, November 2020. What this means is that the game will revert back to peer to peer matchmaking for Quick Play lobbies. The Database Servers, however, will stay active and continue to house all player progression and unlocks, so users can continue to play Friday the 13th: The Game via peer to peer Quick Play and Private Matches.

Activision Blizzard Microtransactions Netted Over $1.2 Billion Last Quarter

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Activision Blizzard Microtransactions Netted Over $1.2 Billion Last Quarter

Love them or leave them, microtransactions are clearly paying off for Activision Blizzard because in a recent earnings call it was confirmed that the company netted over $1.2 billion in revenue due to this monetary feature. 

Despite recent controversies and uncertainty within the Blizzard community, the previous quarter was a fruitful one for the company. With over $1.95 billion in revenue overall between July through September, $1.2 billion accounted for microtransaction sales alone. The massive surge in additional monetary value comes from many franchises, but it was Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare that netted the most. 

“Our teams continue to execute our growth plans with excellence during incredibly challenging circumstances,” said Bobby Kotick, Chief Executive Officer of Activision Blizzard. “We are on a path to deliver sustained long-term growth across our fully-owned franchises. With confidence in our ability to continue to execute, we are raising our outlook for the year and remain enthusiastic for our growth prospects next year.”

Original Mass Effect Trilogy Cast Reunites For N7 Day

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Original Mass Effect Trilogy Cast Reunites For N7 Day

BioWare sticks true to their patterns by making us overwhelmingly want for every crumb they drop our way, especially in regards to those illustrious Mass Effect trilogy remaster reports. The Mass Effect trilogy, which ended in March 2012 (but never in our hearts), continues to be a reigning staple in the RPG world. With Commander Shepard – the undeniably strong hero facing tremendous odds, companions that burrow their way into your heart, and a storyline that is as epic as the characters brought into it – BioWare gave a true gift with this epic franchise. If you're a hardcore fan like I am, you'll be excited to find out that the original trilogy cast is reuniting for a special N7 Day panel! 

Jennifer Hale brought the iconic Commander Shepard to life as the female version of our beloved protagonist, and she couldn't wait to share the good news about the crew reuniting once more: 

#MassEffect #N7 day ANNOUNCEMENT!@Mark_Meer @blumspew @kimberlydbrooks @RaphaelSbarge @courtenaytaylor @AlixWiltonRegan @wlsalyers @KarinWeekes @PatrickWeekes @MrDCDouglas @missalihillis & I are doing a very special panel 2 celebrate #N7 day Sat11/7 11am PST
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Todd Howard Reveals New Starfield Details, Elder Scrolls 6 Day One Game Pass Addition Confirmed

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Todd Howard Reveals New Starfield Details, Elder Scrolls 6 Day One Game Pass Addition Confirmed

Bethesda revealed its new IP Starfield back in 2018 as a small tease to prove to fans that the company wasn't abandoning single-player adventures following Fallout 76 concerns. While the teaser had many intrigued, it was the barest of teasers that left so many wanting more. While we still don't have a concrete account of what Starfield will have to offer, director Todd Howard did recently share a few more details about the new game. 

In a recent interview with GameIndustry.biz (via Reddit) during the Brighton Digital Conference, Howard teased a few more details about the new IP. For those concerned, the Bethesda exec confirmed that there will be no multiplayer aspects to this singleplayer adventure. He also revealed that this, like The Elder Scrolls VI, will focus on procedural generation as well to help create life within the game's settings, and that the universe of Starfield will be so much larger than Fallout 76. That's no small feat, given that Fallout 76 is four times the size of Skyrim. 

While there will be randomly generated in-game content, Howard did clarify that this doesn't mean the in-game world itself will be randomized. It will be a blanket experience for all with minor differences. What those differences actually are remains to be seen. 

Ghost Rider Fortnite Skin Revealed, Here's How To Get It

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Ghost Rider Fortnite Skin Revealed, Here's How To Get It

Epic Games previously teased the Ghost Rider Fortnite skin but now it has been fully revealed alongside the news of the Ghost Rider Cup. For those that want this Marvel beauty, you're going to need to get in touch with your competitive side as the Knockout series continues. 

Ghost Rider is the latest Marvel character to make his way into the world of battle royale but to get this skin, you're going to want to get familiar with the Ghost Rider Cup. In order to compete, you're going to want to recruit two other friends to squad up with on November 4.

The event will take place within the Marvel Knockout Limited Time Mode (LTM) found in the Compete Tab within the in-game lobby. Here's what you need to do to make sure you're in the competition for the latest skin: 

PS5 DualSense Can Work On Nintendo Switch, But You'll Need An Adapter

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PS5 DualSense Can Work On Nintendo Switch, But You'll Need An Adapter

PlayStation 5's DualSense controller looks to enhance the future of interactive console gaming. An unanticipated consequence of its adaptability is twitter user BrokenGamezHDR's short video of the DualSense working with the Nintendo Switch. Of course an adapter — namely, the 8BitDo — was used to optimize everything but, it's definitely interesting to see. BrokenGamezHDR even shows off some short menu footage from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for all the skeptics out there. Funnily enough, the DualSense can be used on a plethora of consoles and devices, but it won't work with the PlayStation 4. You can see the video below.

Dualsense works on the Nintendo Switch pic.twitter.com/jQhSwUbUbE

The PlayStation 5 drops on November 12. Be to watch our unboxing video to see how massive the console is and what equipment comes along with your purchase.

The Mandalorian Season 2 Has A Neat Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic Easter Egg

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The Mandalorian Season 2 Has A Neat Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic Easter Egg

The Mandalorian season 2 has begun and the Baby Yoda show is back in full force. The debut episode for the new season was met with immense positivity, marking a successful return to Disney Plus for Star Wars fans. While the new episode has a ton of Star Wars nods across books, movies, and comics, Knights of the Old Republic fans may have noticed a neat little nod to the BioWare game as well. 

It should be obvious, but we can't talk about an Easter egg without talking about the actual Easter egg, so there will be spoilers below. For those still on the fence, we won't be going in deep with dialogue or anything like that, but the nod does relate to an important part of the returning season. 

This is your last chance, no angry comments at me, I tried to warn you. No seriously. (Click on the lines below to reveal the Easter egg content)

Apple TV Comes To Xbox Series X/S At Launch

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Apple TV Comes To Xbox Series X/S At Launch

Xbox already has an astronomical amount of streaming apps for players to choose from and engage with: Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Crunchyroll, Funimation, Spotify, YouTube, YouTube TV, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, NBC Peacock, Vudu, FandangoNow, Twitch, Sky Go, NOW TV, Sky Ticket and many more. In a new post on the official Xbox blog, Microsoft announced that Apple TV will be joining the expansive collection too and that it will be available on the Xbox Series X/S at launch. 

Apple TV comes with Apple TV+, Apple TV channels, and a bevy of movies for you cinephiles to get lost in. You can purchase a subscription to the app for $5 a month through your Xbox console or test the waters with a 7-day free trial when the Series X/S drop on November 10.