Ubisoft is returning to the world of Avatar with a new title

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Ubisoft is returning to the world of Avatar with a new title

Ubisoft and Lightstorm Entertainment are partnering to bring the Avatar series to life in a new, AAA title, which is being developed by Massive, the companies announced today.

The studio behind The Division will use its Snowdrop game engine to create a game inside the world of Pandora, though the specifics what that game will look like were fairly murky. In a video shown to press promoting the game, which only included developer interviews and footage from the Avatar film, Massive employees said players would be able to explore the world of Pandora. That could hint to an open-world style game similar to The Division.

Battlefield 1 expansions’ first details revealed: Russia, Belgium and more

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Battlefield 1 expansions’ first details revealed: Russia, Belgium and more

Battlefield 1 publisher Electronic Arts offered a few tidbits of information about the game’s four upcoming expansion packs today, giving players an idea of what they can expect over the coming months.

The first one, They Shall Not Pass, is coming out sometime in March; EA has yet to announce a concrete release date. As with all Battlefield 1 expansions, it will be available exclusively for Battlefield Premium members for two weeks before being opened up to everyone else.

Watch the Nintendo Switch ‘Nindies’ showcase here

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Watch the Nintendo Switch ‘Nindies’ showcase here

Nintendo is poised to demonstrate some of the independent games coming to the Switch this year during a special showcase and you can watch it right here. The showcase kicks off at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET.

Last week, Nintendo confirmed that only three indie games would be available to purchase on the eShop on March 3: Fast RMX, Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment and Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove will be available to download on Switch launch day. Nintendo said there will be more than 60 indie games available to play on the Switch this year, including a port of The Binding of Isaac and a new game from Towerfall developer Matt Thorson called Celeste.

Mads Mikkelsen had no idea what Death Stranding was about after Kojima described it

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Mads Mikkelsen had no idea what Death Stranding was about after Kojima described it

Mads Mikkelsen is starring in Hideo Kojima’s upcoming, highly-anticipated game Death Stranding, and although he’s very involved with the project, he recently confessed it took him a while to figure out what was going on.

Mikkelsen was on stage at the Saudi Comic Con in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to talk about his career and upcoming projects when he was asked about Death Stranding. The interview can be seen in the video below. Mikkelsen said when he sat down with Kojima to discuss the project, the game developer tried to explain the entire plot of Death Stranding. Even with Kojima’s best efforts, Mikkelsen admitted he had no idea what was going on.

Microsoft announces Xbox Game Pass, Netflix-style gaming for the Xbox One

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Microsoft announces Xbox Game Pass, Netflix-style gaming for the Xbox One

Microsoft is moving into the world of Netflix-style game subscriptions with Xbox Game Pass, a monthly service coming this spring that will give you a selection of games you can download and play on your Xbox One for $9.99 a month.

The service will include “over 100 games,” including Halo 5: Guardians, Payday 2, NBA 2K16 and SoulCalibur II.

“One of the best things about Xbox Game Pass is that you can discover and download the full titles directly on your Xbox One,” the official post states. “That means continuous, full-fidelity gameplay without having to worry about streaming, bandwidth or connectivity issues. In addition, all Xbox One games in the catalog — and related add-ons — will be available to purchase at an exclusive discount for Xbox Game Pass members, so you can make the games you love part of your permanent library to play whenever you want. Every month new games will cycle into the subscription with some cycling out, giving you a constantly updating library of games.”

How to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in nine languages

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How to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in nine languages

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild includes a significant amount of voice acting, unlike most other entries in the series. Not only that, but Nintendo’s localized the Nintendo Switch launch title in several languages, and we discovered that it’s possible to play through the game in any of them with ease — although there’s a catch.

To hear the cast of Breath of the Wild in various languages, from English to Russian to Japanese, Switch owners must turn to the console’s system settings. There, they can change the language, which affects not only certain games played on the Switch, but the console’s menus as well.

EA executive Peter Moore becomes CEO of Liverpool FC

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EA executive Peter Moore becomes CEO of Liverpool FC

Peter Moore, the former EA Sports president and currently Electronic Arts’ chief competition officer, will leave the company for what must be a childhood dream job: chief executive of Liverpool Football Club, his favorite soccer club.

Moore, 61, will join the club in this new role over the summer, Liverpool said in a statement today. He joined Electronic Arts in the summer of 2007, in a reorganization that brought all of the EA Sports titles under a single office.

Minecraft sales hit 122M copies

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Minecraft sales hit 122M copies

Minecraft continues to sell at a mind-boggling pace: Developer Mojang has now sold 122 million copies of the sandbox exploration game across all platforms, the Microsoft-owned Swedish studio announced today.

Microsoft’s previous milestone was 100 million copies, which Minecraft reached in early June 2016. That means that a whopping 22 million people bought a copy of the game in the last nine months. Asked by Polygon, a Microsoft representative clarified that although the company has been allowing owners of the original Java-based PC/Mac version of Minecraft to get a free copy of Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition, Microsoft does not include those redemptions in its sales calculation.