Cyberpunk 2077 gets official modding tools

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Cyberpunk 2077 gets official modding tools

Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red released official modding support tools for the game on Tuesday.

Players have been modding the game for a while now, but the official Cyberpunk 2077 modding tools make the experience of modding a bit easier. So far, CD Projekt Red has just a few support tools, but the company said it’ll keep updating them.

EA announces Skate 4 development team

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EA announces Skate 4 development team

Electronic Arts is making a new Skate game and has formed a new studio for the project, the company announced Wednesday. That studio, named Full Circle, is headquartered in Vancouver, but EA describes the team as global, with “a geo-diverse team and culture.”

Leading Full Circle in development of the new Skate is Daniel McCulloch, formerly a general manager of Xbox Live at Microsoft. McCulloch’s credits also include producer roles on the Forza Motorsports series and Microsoft’s first-party Kinect games.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum delayed until 2022

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The Lord of the Rings: Gollum delayed until 2022

Lord of the Rings: Gollum, which will let you play through the story of Middle Earth’s most unfortunate hobbit, has been delayed until 2022. As part of the delay announcement, developer Daedalic Entertainment also announced that it’s partnering with Nacon to publish the game.

“The two companies decided to join forces to ensure that the game will meet the expectations of fans of The Lord of the Rings and fully leverage the power of the new generation of consoles,” the companies said in a joint press release. “The universe will be faithfully represented thanks to the partnership with Middle-earth Enterprises, the company that holds the adaptation rights to the series by J.R.R. Tolkien.”

Xbox Series X supply will remain ‘constrained’ in 2021

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Xbox Series X supply will remain ‘constrained’ in 2021

Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Series S consoles will remain in short supply due to “significant demand,” Microsoft chief financial officer Amy Hood said during a quarterly earnings call.

Demand for the Xbox consoles (as well as Sony’s competing PlayStation 5) has been high since its release in November 2020. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic changed the way people shopped for new consoles — moving the entire system online. According to reports, actual customers had to compete against retail bots that quickly bought up available stock. Throughout the holiday season and into 2021, retail businesses have continued to release new consoles in small numbers to eager customers.

Kevin Hart stars in Borderlands movie as Roland

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Kevin Hart stars in Borderlands movie as Roland

Eli Roth’s adaptation of Gearbox Software’s Borderlands has cast its Roland. Kevin Hart gets the part of the ex-Crimson Lance merc, joining Cate Blanchett (Lilith) as one of the sci-fi shooter’s four original heroes.

Lionsgate announced the casting on Tuesday, noting that Hart has starred in 10 films that have opened as box office No. 1s. His most recent role was in 2019’s Jumanji: The Next Level, whose $59 million domestic opening was tops for its premiere week.

BioMutant — remember that? — gets a launch date for PS4, Xbox One

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BioMutant — remember that? — gets a launch date for PS4, Xbox One

BioMutant finally has a launch date. THQ Nordic’s “open-world, post-apocalyptic kung fu fable” arrives May 25, 2021 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One.

Originally due in 2018, BioMutant is developed by Experiment 101, which Avalanche Studios’ former creative director, Stefan Ljungqvist, founded in 2015. THQ Nordic is the game’s publisher. In BioMutant, players can modify their character with bionic prosthetics, powerful mutations, and cool weapons, all of which amp up the game’s martial arts combat system.

Robert Rodriguez returning to the Spy Kids franchise for a reboot

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Robert Rodriguez returning to the Spy Kids franchise for a reboot

The Organization of Super Spies is getting new life.

Director Robert Rodriguez will return to the beloved Spy Kids franchise to direct a reboot for Skydance. The first Spy Kids movie — starring Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa Vega, and Daryl Sabara — premiered in 2001 and followed two kids who discover their parents’ secret life as international super spies. The movie spawned two sequels and one kinda-sequel, which was mostly a new movie with different characters in the same world.

Here’s how Sea of Thieves’ new battle pass will work

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Here’s how Sea of Thieves’ new battle pass will work

Sea of Thieves embarks on its new season-based schedule of content updates beginning Thursday, Jan. 28. Developer Rare, Ltd. says players can plunder 100 levels of cosmetics, swag, and other in-game rewards for free, thanks to a new progression system, or buy additional rewards with a premium battle pass.

The loot each Season offers will be earned as players win Renown, “a new progression metric that isn’t wholly dependent on handing in loot,” Rare says. There is no buy-in to participate in each Season’s loot unlocks. Players who are Pirate Legends (level 50 in each of the game’s three original seafaring companies) will get exclusive rewards.

Apex Legends’ season 8 gameplay trailer shows off the new Legend and a destroyed Kings Canyon

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Apex Legends’ season 8 gameplay trailer shows off the new Legend and a destroyed Kings Canyon

Respawn Entertainment has debuted a new 80s-action-movie style trailer for Apex Legends season 8 and Fuse is its biggest star. Along with a preview of the game’s newest Legend, the trailer also gives us a brief glimpse of the newly-destroyed version of the Kings Canyon map.

Since this trailer puts Fuse at the center, it’s also our best look so far at what he can do. It seems that Fuse has a wrist-mounted grenade launcher, which he can use to hurl explosives at enemies. He also appears to be able to drop a cluster of napalm onto the map, which sets the ground on fire for quite a while after its used. While those two are likely his Tactical ability and his Ultimate, Fuse’s Passive still remains a mystery.

Games Workshop put a nun in a Gundam and revived Warhammer Quest

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Games Workshop put a nun in a Gundam and revived Warhammer Quest

Games Workshop had another big streaming presentation on Saturday, announcing a whole raft of new miniatures and two new games for 2021. The highlight of the presentation was a new model depicting a mechanized Sister of Battle, further cementing the Adepta Sororitas as a premiere fighting force in the 41st millennium.

The new model is called the Paragon Warsuit, and it stands easily twice as tall as a standard Sister of Battle on the table. It comes with a melee weapon and the option to mount one of three ranged weapons, including a flamer or a Melta weapon. It’s not yet clear how these new units will fight on the table, or even what size or cost a formation will be, but they’re easily one of the more ambitious and striking models released for Warhammer 40,000 in the last several years.