Battle.net just got a total makeover

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Battle.net just got a total makeover

Battle.net, the app for all of Blizzard and Activision's different games, hasn't changed in almost eight years. That's a long time, but today Blizzard gave B.net some zhuzh with a big Spring Cleaning makeover in the form of Battle.net 2.0. And it's rolling out right now for North American users.

Riders Republic, Ubisoft's extreme sports MMO, is delayed

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Riders Republic, Ubisoft's extreme sports MMO, is delayed

Riders Republic was announced in September 2020 as an "extreme sports MMO" for up to 50 players on skis, snowboards, bicycles, rocket-powered wingsuits, and other implements of radicalness in a rough, rugged open world. The gameplay showcased in the announcement trailer bore a distinct resemblance to Steep, another Ubisoft extreme sports game that was released in 2016, with a bit of a Far Cry: New Dawn aesthetic, although without the Mad Max-flavored violence.

A new Resident Evil Village teaser has fans thirsting for a very tall vampire

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A new Resident Evil Village teaser has fans thirsting for a very tall vampire

Next Thursday, January 21, at 2 pm Pacific we'll get a new look at Resident Evil Village, also known as Resident Evil 8: Village, or Resident Evil VIIIage, if you want to be a true agent of chaos. The Resident Evil Showcase event was announced today with a brief teaser video (embedded above) and will be broadcast on Twitch, bringing us "a new trailer, first-ever gameplay, and more Resident Evil news."

Prison Architect's new expansion lets inmates brew booze and grow 'herbs'

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Prison Architect's new expansion lets inmates brew booze and grow 'herbs'

A few years ago inmates at the Fulham Correctional Facility were busted for growing pot in their prison vegetable patch, the kind of story that crops up countless times over the years. Prison Architect's latest expansion, Going Green, is on the one hand about introducing farming and green energy to the world of high-security risk management. On the other, it gives prisoners the opportunity to grow pot, ferment booze, and foment some chill lock-up vibes.

18 years after release, this Simpsons Hit & Run mod stitches the game's entire world together

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18 years after release, this Simpsons Hit & Run mod stitches the game's entire world together

The Simpsons: Hit & Run is one of those games that's led a charmed afterlife: on release in 2003 it had a favourable reception and sold well, but in subsequent years has come to be seen as something of a classic. Some consider it the best Simpsons game we've ever had (not that the competition's amazing). It took the popularity of GTA3 and spun out from that a simplified parody that looked, sounded, and felt amazing to drive around in.