The studio behind Wallace and Gromit is making a WWI-themed video game

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The studio behind Wallace and Gromit is making a WWI-themed video game

Aardman Animation Limited, the studio behind beloved stop-motion clay animation characters such as the Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep, is working on a video game. Called 11-11: Memories Retold, the World War I-themed narrative adventure will be created with the help of French game developer DigixArt in collaboration with Bandai Namco Entertainment America.

The teaser trailer, which was released today, shows off the game’s unique, painterly art style. Conspicuously absent is anything to do with clay or traditional stop-motion animation.

PUBG’s second map, Miramar, is finally coming to Xbox One

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PUBG’s second map, Miramar, is finally coming to Xbox One

Xbox One players are finally about to get their hands on Miramar, the second map for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, when it launches on the brand new PUBG test server version of the game today, April 25.

According to the official patch notes released by the PUBG Xbox development team, this test server patch will include a whole range of performance and stability fixes for the game, as well as Miramar and the exclusive weapons and vehicles that are only available on that map.

Sea of Thieves fans are setting their own rules in the pirate sandbox

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Sea of Thieves fans are setting their own rules in the pirate sandbox

Sea of Thieves is, at its core, a game that encourages players to dive into the sea and experiment with its few defined rules. There’s very little PvE content in the game at the moment — although the content roadmap promises to address that — and so the meat and potatoes currently comes from interacting with other players.

The thing is, there aren’t many mechanical systems for playing with other pirates on the high seas. There are text and voice chat options, which are helpful. Your ship also comes equipped with cannons that allow you to sink another ship, and crews will use explosive barrels and boarding parties to ensure a successful attack. Yes, attacking each other is also an effective way to communicate with others.

BattleTech is extremely slow, here’s how to speed things up

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BattleTech is extremely slow, here’s how to speed things up

Harebrained Schemes’ BattleTech hit PC today, and fans are already starting to dig into the single-player campaign. But once you reach the second or third mission, you may begin to notice one of the game’s biggest drawbacks: It’s incredibly slow to play. I’ve had single missions take as long as an hour.

Luckily, there’s an easy way to speed things up.

Hearthstone’s new PvE dungeon crawl starts April 26

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Hearthstone’s new PvE dungeon crawl starts April 26

The first expansion in Hearthstone’s Year of the Raven, The Witchwood, launched earlier this month. Since then, players have been waiting eagerly to enter The Witchwood itself in Monster Hunt, a brand-new PvE mode.

That wait is coming to a close; Blizzard announced Hearthstone’s new mode will be released Thursday, April 26.

How to fix the black border on your screen while playing God of War

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How to fix the black border on your screen while playing God of War

I have a confession to make: I played God of War for way too long with an annoying black border on my screen. At first, I thought it might’ve been an aesthetic choice. But after asking a few friends and co-workers, I found out that it most certainly was not. I checked the in-game display settings and even cycled through different picture sizes with my TV remote — nothing was helping.

Fortunately, the fix is extremely easy, although the question still remains: Why is it only just now that the game asked me to dive into my PS4 settings? Check out our step-by-step guide so you can rid yourself of those pesky black bars forever, should you be having the same problem.

Bungie confirms the exotic gear coming in Destiny 2: Warmind

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Bungie confirms the exotic gear coming in Destiny 2: Warmind

While many players come to Destiny expansions for new strikes, raid experiences and story missions, only one thing truly matters: loot. Without the loot, Destiny has little to keep the community going, but that shouldn’t be a problem in Destiny 2’s second add-on. Like all expansions, Warmind is bringing its own group of exotic weapons and armor pieces for players to get their hands on.

There are some familiar faces in this set. Longtime players will recognize Suros Regime, the beloved auto rifle from Destiny, as well as Apotheosis Veil and a few other exotic armor pieces. There is also some new gear in here as well, including a new submachine gun called The Huckleberry.

The Swords of Ditto is the adorable antithesis to the average dungeon crawler

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The Swords of Ditto is the adorable antithesis to the average dungeon crawler

You can’t blame dungeon-crawling adventure games for often looking the same. Inherent to that genre — filled with games like The Legend of Zelda and Hyper Light Drifter — are dank caves, spooky monsters and ill-lit corridors where treasure (or evil!) awaits. Great as they are, these adventures can start to become indistinguishable.

But these games don’t always have to be that way. The Swords of Ditto, out now on PlayStation 4 and Windows PC, takes all the tropes that make adventure games a blast — like exploring dungeons with a multitude of weapons and tools — but then rips pages out of the Necronomicon and slaps them inside a Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper. What’s left is an adorable game with a unique, Saturday morning cartoon vibe that makes the dark adventure much brighter.

Here’s what’s coming in Destiny 2’s Warmind expansion

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Here’s what’s coming in Destiny 2’s Warmind expansion

In today’s Twitch reveal stream for Destiny 2: Warmind, the second expansion for Destiny 2, Bungie confirmed that players will be returning to Mars in this add-on. But this time, they’ll be exploring the planet’s thawing ice caps, not its red deserts. The Warmind Rasputin has awoken, and awaits players on the red planet. You will fight alongside Ana Bray and take on a formerly frozen Hive army known as the Grasp of Nokris in order to reach Rasputin’s core.

Warmind also brings quite a few updates to PvP, offering ranked modes for competitive (Glory) and casual (Valor) play. This new Crucible setup offers a real leveling experience for players in either mode. However, the competitive playlist will see you move up and down the ladder as you succeed or fail. Finally, each season will have a PvP-exclusive gun for players to chase after.