Call of Duty mobile game in the works from Candy Crush maker King

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Call of Duty mobile game in the works from Candy Crush maker King

The developer behind mobile game hits Candy Crush Saga and Bubble Witch Saga, Stockholm-based King, is working on a new game based on Activision’s Call of Duty franchise, according to job listings on the company’s website.

King’s Call of Duty game is being built for mobile devices. According to the company, the Call of Duty team is newly formed and aims to “transform the best console experience fans know and love, while also breaking new ground for mobile and redefining the genre.”

Report: Gearbox issues ultimatum to G2A

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Report: Gearbox issues ultimatum to G2A

Gearbox Publishing recently announced it would offer a special collector’s edition of People Can Fly’s Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition, which went on sale exclusively at G2A on April 4. But Waypoint reports that it is now reconsidering their partnership with the game key reseller, and have threatened to sever the relationship entirely.

G2A has been under fire for over a year ever amidst allegations of fraud and money laundering. Recently, the influential YouTube creator John “TotalBiscuit” Bain said he would no longer cover Gearbox releases on his channels because of their partnership with G2A. That prompted Gearbox to reach out. Together, Waypoint reports, it has drawn up an aggressive proposal.

The Witcher studio assuages concerns over ‘Cyberpunk’ trademark

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The Witcher studio assuages concerns over ‘Cyberpunk’ trademark

CD Projekt Red filed a trademark for the word “Cyberpunk” last week, causing a stir with the studio’s fans and devoted followers of the genre. But the filing is really just par for the course in the games industry, CD Projekt Red explained in a follow-up tweet directed at dissenters.

“We want to protect our hard work and we don’t plan on using the trademark offensively,” the company explained on Twitter. “It’s a self-defense measure only.”

Xbox Scorpio VR is a thing, just not yet

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Xbox Scorpio VR is a thing, just not yet

By next year, you’ll be able to play virtual reality games on your Xbox Scorpio, at least if Microsoft keeps its word you will.

“Our plan is to bring mixed reality content to the Xbox One family of devices, including Project Scorpio, in 2018,” according to a press release the company put out earlier this year.

Free-to-play Dauntless offers up alpha access for a price

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Free-to-play Dauntless offers up alpha access for a price

Dauntless, the Monster Hunter-inspired cooperative action role-playing game, is absolutely a free-to-play PC title. But today the developers unveiled a series of for-pay bundles which, among other things, will allow users access to an early alpha version of the game before other players.

Those same bundles also include the usual free-to-play flair and consumable items, while the highest tier offers something special — the opportunity to create a guild as soon as the game launches.

Sega’s streaming restrictions continue with Puyo Puyo Tetris

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Sega’s streaming restrictions continue with Puyo Puyo Tetris

Another Sega game is hitting consoles with some very detailed streaming restrictions. Unlike Persona 5, published by Sega’s recently purchased subsidiary Atlus, this latest one isn’t a sprawling role-playing game. Streaming or uploading footage from Puyo Puyo Tetris now comes with a long set of rules, and Sega isn’t afraid to reprimand players who violate them.

The video uploading guidelines for the game, which is out stateside on April 25 for Nintendo Switch and PS4, are found on the Japanese Puyo Puyo website. Players who want to share clips from their Puyo Puyo Tetris may do so on their “personal and non-profit blog, homepage and Twitter,” the website says. They can even upload footage to video sites — but not if they’re for commercial use.

Dark Souls-inspired The Surge shows off a promising loot mechanic

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Dark Souls-inspired The Surge shows off a promising loot mechanic

The Surge has a new trailer out today showing off its looting mechanic as well as some detailed in-game footage. If you were put off by the team at Deck13 so explicitly aping the Dark Souls franchise, it might be time to take a second look.

This new video of the action role-playing game in action shows an interesting take on hardcore melee combat. Called “Target, Loot and Equip,” it shows the main character sizing up opponents in advance, pinpointing which of their limbs they want to take home with them. Then, in the final moments of combat, they decisively sever their prize and carry it away.

Nintendo adds a Lego game and two great SHMUPs for Switch and Wii U

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Nintendo adds a Lego game and two great SHMUPs for Switch and Wii U

Nintendo announced today the addition of Lego City Undercover to the Nintendo Switch eShop. That game is joined by a pair of shoot ‘em ups, including a new title for the Switch and a classic TurboGrafx-16 port for the Wii U.

Lego City Undercover is a port of the 2013 title for the Wii U. It’s an older game to be sure, but it reviewed reasonably well here at Polygon and other outlets. The game follows the exploits of Chase McCain, Lego City’s top cop, in an open world adventure. Our review pointed out that it struggled to “capitalize on what makes Lego special” trading in the franchise’s creative roots for more adult themes.

Mass Effect: Andromeda’s improved eyes make a big difference

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Mass Effect: Andromeda’s improved eyes make a big difference

Mass Effect: Andromeda’s 1.05 patch is live now, and fans are already noting the improvements and changes to the game. The increase in inventory space and new graphical options are welcome, but the change in how human and Asari eyes are rendered is surprisingly large.

It may seem like a subtle thing, but the eyes have gone from looking like they were painted onto the character to having actual depth and expression. This doesn’t go all the way to fixing the visual shortcomings of the game, but it’s a large step towards having the characters look a little less creepy.

Everything we know about Xbox Project Scorpio

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Everything we know about Xbox Project Scorpio

Microsoft is prepping a revision of the Xbox One for later this year, and all signs point to it being more than a simple remodel. Xbox Scorpio, as it’s currently known, is set to be an upgrade that improves upon the base hardware in every possible way.

Microsoft says the system’s running tech that will do more than directly compete with the similar PlayStation 4 Pro — it’ll surpass it. New details from Digital Foundry, Eurogamer’s tech-focused arm, suggest just how the company plans to make that happen. We’ve rounded up these promised specs below, along with everything else we’ve already learned about the upcoming Scorpio.