New The Medium Trailer Introduces The Game's Main Antagonist, The Maw

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New The Medium Trailer Introduces The Game's Main Antagonist, The Maw

When The Medium was first revealed, it looked like a frankly awesome mix of Alan Wake and Constantine and the level of psychological intanglement immediately had horror fans excited. Now we have a new look at what sort of horrors await with the new "It Came From the Rage" story trailer introducing the origins of The Maw.

Bloober Team's upcoming tale promises to be terrifying, dark, and aims to mess with the player's mind in more ways than one. One of the many terrors players will face is a nightmarish entitity called The Maw. The Maw is the primary antagonist for the game and is voiced by industry favorite Troy Baker. 

Not only does the above video dive into The Maw's origin story, but it also offers a new look at Sadness, "a mysterious masked girl who resides at the abandoned Niwa Hotel."

Leaked Destiny 2 Festival Of The Lost Images Reveal New Cosmetic Rewards

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Leaked Destiny 2 Festival Of The Lost Images Reveal New Cosmetic Rewards

Destiny 2's Festival of the Lost is undeniably my favorite event this online game has to offer. No matter how burnt out I am on shooters, or on Destiny in particular, I will always boot up my Warlock once more for that spoopy goodness. That being said, a new Destiny 2 leak regarding the event takes the earlier info dump even further with a full reveal of the new armor, sparrows, and more. Honestly? It looks like a massive upgrade to last year's look.

Last year's rewards were fine, which is seen with one of the masks in the image at the top of the article. Bungie has definitely had more innovative looks in the past, but the glowy skeleton was dope enough to make me want it. That being said, the new armor sets and the shaders have me way more hyped. 

The latest leak is technically a leak, but it's a little murky because the source is from a website that Bungie itself approves. The site is called Braytech and is commonly used like how many opt into using Destiny Inventory Manager (DIM). One Redditor noticed that toggling off the "Hide invisible collection items" actually shows off all of the new gear on the way, so it's a leak ... but not a malicious one. It's just kind of there. 

Xbox Social Team Continues Meme Marketing With Hilarious TikTok Self Dunk

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Xbox Social Team Continues Meme Marketing With Hilarious TikTok Self Dunk

Whether you are a fan of the Xbox systems or not, it's hard to deny that the Xbox social team has been killing it lately on Twitter. From turning an awfully massive leak into a hilarious meme, to making sure they are being transparent about the next generation ahead, the Xbox social game is on a roll. That streak continues as Microsoft opens up a TikTok account for Xbox and the first video? It's a pretty witty self dunk. 

The video starts off with a voice saying that they are "trying to figure out what our first post TikTok should be" and then reflects on the Xbox Series S or ... 

PART 1. What should our first post be? Let us know what you think ##xbox ##gaming ##gamer ##fyp ##foryou

Play As Skull Kid In Cadence Of Hyrule's Majora's Mask DLC

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Play As Skull Kid In Cadence Of Hyrule's Majora's Mask DLC

Earlier this year, 3 DLC packs were announced for Cadence of Hyrule during a Nintendo Partner Mini Direct. Starting today, players can dive into the third pack, Symphony of the Mask, and play as the nefarious Skull Kid from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. 

As Skull Kid, players need to navigate a new map with its own songs and dungeons. And just like in the classic game, masks play an important role: Skull Kid's powers change depending on the mask he wears. 

The Symphony of the Mask DLC is available, right now, for $10 USD. However, you can also opt to purchase Cadence of Hyrule's $15 Season Pass, which includes DLC packs 1 and 2 as well as Symphony of the Mask.  

Amazon Launches Luna, A Cloud Gaming Service

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Amazon Launches Luna, A Cloud Gaming Service

Today, Amazon revealed Luna, a new Cloud Gaming Service. While mouse and keyboards as well as Bluetooth controllers are compatible with the service, players can opt to purchase the Luna Controller which connects directly to the cloud for instant play on Fire TV, PC and Mac, and iPhone and iPad (with Android compatibility coming soon). The Luna Controller is priced at $50. 

US customers that request an invitation for early access through Amazon's website and subscribe to the Luna+ game channel will get immediate access to over 100 AAA games including Resident Evil 7 and Control. Additionally, a recent agreement between Amazon and Ubisoft means that players can head over to the Ubisoft gaming channel to play 4K-enhanced IPs like Assassins Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, and Immortals Fenyx Rising on their respective launch dates. Twitch has also been integrated into the service so that players can watch their favorite streaming personalities or start playing their own downloaded games instantly. 

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EA Sports UFC 4 Adds Two New Fighters And Simplified Control Options

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EA Sports UFC 4 Adds Two New Fighters And Simplified Control Options

EA Sports UFC 4 has announced the contents of its huge 3.0 patch, which adds two new fighters, menu options, gameplay changes, and a new control scheme.

The most noteworthy additions arriving in this patch come in the form of two fan-favorite fighters: Calvin Kattar and Pedro Munhoz. The update comes less than 24 hours after I published my wishlist of 10 fighters I wanted to see added to the EA Sports UFC 4 roster. The list, which you can read here, included both Kattar and Munhoz, so you know I'm glad to see these two deserving fighters adding to the roster. 

On top of the roster additions, various existing fighters have been added to new divisions, including Jon Jones' highly anticipated move to heavyweight. Other updates include the ability to select a venue when fighting with a friend online, a new "Learn" category to help newcomers master the controls, and various fixes including ground-and-pound balance updates, stamina tweaking, and slipping being given a significant buff. This update also addresses clinch spam by tweaking the stamina drain when entering or exiting the clinch, as well as updates to the submission game. 

Ninjala Introduces Limited-Time Sonic The Hedgehog Items

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Ninjala Introduces Limited-Time Sonic The Hedgehog Items

The free-to-play bubble-gum brawler from GungHo, Ninjala, has begun its collaboration with the Sonic the Hedgehog brand through several in-game items. The items included in the collaboration feature outfits, Ippon decorations, stickers, and a special Gum Utsusemi transformation.

Starting today and running through October 21, players can buy these items from the game shop. The items can be earned through regular play or purchased using real money. Those looking for new outfits can pick up new duds modeled after Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles. If you're hoping to score a new Ippon decoration, this collaboration adds new ones featuring Sonic and Dr. Eggman. This event also offers Sonic and Dr. Eggman stickers, as well as a special Dr. Eggman Gum Utsusemi transformation. 

You can see the items on offer in the gallery below.

Star Wars: Squadrons Reveals Gameplay Progression Details

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Star Wars: Squadrons Reveals Gameplay Progression Details

Doing battle in space is almost here, as Star Wars: Squadrons arrives on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on October 2. Since the title was revealed, players have wondered what to expect from the various gameplay systems. Today, an official blog post has outlined exactly what's on deck for progression features, ranks, and rewards.

First, we've got challenges. Daily challenges (as well as your match to match gameplay) reward Glory, which is a currency used to unlock cosmetics. These are similar to daily quests you may be familiar with in other games. Operation challenges are bigger goals that take place over 8 weeks, and reward unique cosmetics keyed into that particular Operation event. Operations appear to be similar to seasonal content, with new events happening every 2 months. Operation rewards are gone after that event passes, so you're incentivized to play during each content block to get spiffy cosmetics.

Each Operation also serves as a rank reset for the game as you climb the pilot ladder. The ranking system is similar to other competitive online ladder games, and you unlock a special helmet cosmetic if you're able to rise to some of the higher ranks. These helmets are not seasonal, so all you have to do is make the grade in one Operation to snag them forever! The rankings are as follows: Maverick - Hotshot - Hero - Valiant - Legend - Galactic Ace.

Doom Eternal Brings The Heat To Xbox Game Pass On October 1

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Doom Eternal Brings The Heat To Xbox Game Pass On October 1

Yesterday, the team over at Xbox not so subtly teased that Doom Eternal is on the way for Xbox Game Pass. Not even 24 hours later, it was confirmed. Get ready to raze Hell, because Doom Eternal arrives on Xbox Game Pass on October 1. 

Doom Eternal has had nothing but positive reviews since its launch, including many believing that it could be a heavy contender for Game of the Year. The satisfying combat, the fast-paced first-person perspective, the plethora of weaponry and armor; Doom Eternal is an explosive experience. 

For those that have the Xbox Game Pass, this gem from id Software will be available to play at no additional charge outside of the membership. This is one of the many games from id Software and Bethesda to join the Xbox Game Pass library following the reveal that Microsoft has acquired the parent company ZeniMax. 

Fall Guys Concept Art Gives Us Nipples And Regret

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Fall Guys Concept Art Gives Us Nipples And Regret

Fall Guys has made jelly beans capture our hearts in a way that we never thought possible, but after recent concept art was revealed, we're thinking they are less capturing our hearts and more devouring our souls. Also, nipples. For some reason. 

Mediatonic, the studio behind Fall Guys, recently tweeted out the horrifying new images with a fullscale version and a close up of those nightmare-inducing eyes. With the reminder that these beans are over 6ft tall, this is downright terrifying: 

Well, you asked for it...
This is official lore now

Remember:

• Human shown for scale
• Fall Guys are 183cm (6ft)
• This Fall Guy is happy, look into his eyes
• We can't take it back

Official Fall Guys Artwork by Senior Concept Artist:https://t.co/OgiS6WXzno pic.twitter.com/eCLJu1DBpP