Microsoft is looking to buy Japanese studios, according to report

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Microsoft is looking to buy Japanese studios, according to report

Fresh from acquiring Bethesda, Microsoft are apparently in talks to buy some studios in Japan, Bloomberg have reported: "Several Japan-based game developers, from small to big, said [Microsoft] had approached them about buying their businesses." The developers in question wished to remain anonymous, but this gels with a statement Xbox head Phil Spencer made last year, that "it would be nice if we found an Asian studio, in particular a Japanese studio".

The Mass Effect Legendary Edition teaser has Garrus in it twice

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The Mass Effect Legendary Edition teaser has Garrus in it twice

The long-rumored remastering of the Mass Effect trilogy has finally been announced, bringing back Shepherd's saga but at higher resolution and with enhanced visuals. The teaser trailer doesn't show us what the games will look like "optimized for 4k Ultra HD", simply highlighting the fan-favorite companions who made the cut for its artwork: Garrus, Tali, Liara, Wrex, Miranda, Thane, Mordin, and Garrus.

Here's "At Doom's Gate" playing on a PS5 controller's DualSense haptics

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Obviously, enterprising hardware hackers are already going ham on the recently-released next generation consoles. So, we are pleased present to you, as relayed in the video above, the music from E1M1 of Doom, the legendary track "At Doom's Gate," played by the DualSense haptics of a Playstation 5 controller.

You can order Blizzard face masks now I guess

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You can order Blizzard face masks now I guess

There are a lot of people in this world and all of them will get you sick with something or another, a fact that has been extensively proven by the year 2020 and the international COVID-19 pandemic. So, in an effort to, I guess, make money Blizzard will now sell you a variety of branded "Face Coverings" in packs of three.

The new Gorillaz music video takes place inside Grand Theft Auto 5

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The new Gorillaz music video takes place inside Grand Theft Auto 5

The latest track and music video from Gorillaz's Song Machine project is called The Valley of the Pagans, and it's shot within Grand Theft Auto V. The video transports the cartoon songsters into a chill cruise around the city of Los Santos. It's a journey of mellow beats featuring lo-fi prince Beck's voice on a video call via a GTA5 staple iFruit phone in the corner. 

Tekken 7 Season 4 brings Kunimitsu and a Pac-Man theme

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Tekken 7 Season 4 brings Kunimitsu and a Pac-Man theme

The next season of Tekken 7 begins this month. Players who bought the season pass will get access to new character Kunimitsu, also available as DLC 16. The fox-masked ninja is apparently the daughter of the original Kunimitsu from Tekken 2, although since she won't be added to the story mode it's much of a muchness. 

Be an AI and terraform Mars next month in Per Aspera

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Be an AI and terraform Mars next month in Per Aspera

Strategic, narrative driven city-builder Per Aspera finally has a release date: December 3rd. We first saw Per Aspera at the 2019 PC Gaming show, and at the time we thought that it was both pretty and promising. Now, we can confirm, that it is in fact both pretty and promising. The game stars voice actor Laila Berzins as artificial intelligence AMI and Troy Baker as Nathan Foster, the doctor who built AMI and sent it out to terraform Mars.

Square Enix reports $48M loss following release of underperforming Marvel's Avengers

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Square Enix reports $48M loss following release of underperforming Marvel's Avengers

Driven by weak sales of Marvel's Avengers, Square Enix has posted an operating loss in its HD Games segment of more than ¥5 billion, or $48 million, for the second quarter of the current financial year. This information comes from the latest release of financial results, for the six month period of April through the end of September 2020. Marvel's Avengers, a live service game developed by Crystal Dynamics, was heavily advertised and expensively produced, but was panned by both critics and the broader gaming audience.