World of Warcraft Shadowlands launches on November 23

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World of Warcraft Shadowlands launches on November 23

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will now launch on November 23 at 3 pm PST (November 24 at 12 am CET for you European folk). Announced via Twitter, Blizzard said the expansion is now in a much better state after it was decided to push back its original October 26 release in order to address widespread bugs and to tinker with the endgame progression.

The Destiny 2: Beyond Light launch trailer features

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The Destiny 2: Beyond Light launch trailer features

Earlier this week, Bungie dropped a new vidoc—a "chunky video explainer"—running through the highlights of the upcoming Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion and the Season of the Hunt. Today it's time for a more cinematic take on things courtesy of the Beyond Light launch trailer, which in fine Destiny fashion features booming music, overwrought narration from Lance Reddick, and a cataclysmic threat to humanity that only a team of intrepid immortal super-soldiers can stop.

There was a Half-Life easter egg in Titanfall 2 all this time

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There was a Half-Life easter egg in Titanfall 2 all this time

Yesterday was the fourth anniversary of Titanfall 2, still one of the most fun and fresh FPS campaigns of recent times. The highlight of that campaign, for me and many others, is a level called Effect and Cause. To ruin the surprise, it's an environment constructed around zipping back-and-forth between two timelines as you navigate through it.

Watch Dogs: Legion glitches see jeeps soar over London and NPCs with no skin

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Watch Dogs: Legion glitches see jeeps soar over London and NPCs with no skin

It's probably not the best sign when 'Ubisoft launch' has become gamer shorthand for "give it a week or two." Obviously some of the bugs and glitches of Watch Dogs: Legion should be viewed with a sense of proportion: these are incredibly complex products, and watching a motorbike randomly spin into the sky can be as amusing as it is annoying. It's unclear just how serious Legion's faults are though: there was a game-breaking-bug on Xbox, while the game's general PC performance currently leaves an enormous amount to be desired.

Xbox creator reveals why Microsoft never made a Windows console

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Xbox creator reveals why Microsoft never made a Windows console

A key figure in the early days of Xbox was Seamus Blackley, who had the original idea for the console and ended up as director of the X-Box Advanced Technology Team. In the runup to next-gen, Edge magazine is running a series of retrospectives on key console moments, one of which is Microsoft entering the market in the first place. Especially interesting is how Blackley recalls the internal battles over the inclusion or otherwise of Windows.