Bugsnax, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, and Hollow Knight are November’s free PlayStation Plus games

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Bugsnax, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, and Hollow Knight are November’s free PlayStation Plus games

The next two games available for free with PlayStation Plus are Middle-earth: Shadow of War and Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition, Sony announced Wednesday. The two games will be available on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in November. In addition, PS5 owners will get Bugsnax on Nov. 12, the console’s launch date.

Bugsnax is a PlayStation 5 launch title from developer Young Horses. In it, players will take on the role of a journalist who is hunting down secrets about Snaktooth Island’s dang tasty bugs. It’s also coming to PS4 and Windows PC, but only the PS5 version will be included with PlayStation Plus.

Ubisoft’s subscription service is coming to Amazon and Stadia

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Ubisoft’s subscription service is coming to Amazon and Stadia

Uplay Plus, Ubisoft’s games subscription service for PC, is rebranding as Ubisoft Plus, and will expand to Amazon’s Luna cloud gaming service and, later, Google Stadia, the company announced.

The service still costs $14.99 per month, still features more than 100 Ubisoft titles, and is still for Windows PC only. Support for Luna will begin with a beta. Ubisoft Plus subscribers need only to link their accounts with the Amazon Luna service to get Ubisoft’s library on that platform. There is no extra charge.

Apex Legends shows off new Olympus map in the season 7 launch trailer

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Apex Legends shows off new Olympus map in the season 7 launch trailer

Apex Legends is heading to a city in the clouds. The game’s latest trailer for the upcoming season 7 gives players their first look at the new Olympus map, the new Legend Horizon, and the first drivable vehicle in Apex Legends.

Based on the snippets we see in the trailer, it seems Olympus is a high-tech city that floats high above the surface of whatever planet it’s on. Unlike some of Apex’s more terrestrial maps, this one is covered in luscious green grass and brightly colored flora, rather than the dirt and mud that’s covered large parts of the game’s other maps. The trailer also shows off the new Trident vehicle, which seems like a cross between a car and a hovercraft.

Control and Hitman 3 are headed to the Nintendo Switch via the cloud

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Control and Hitman 3 are headed to the Nintendo Switch via the cloud

The award-winning action adventure game Control is now available on the Nintendo Switch, and stealth puzzle game Hitman 3 will also land there soon. Both of these graphically intensive games will use cloud streaming technology to run on the hybrid handheld device. The announcement was made today during a Nintendo Direct presentation.

Titled Control Ultimate Edition — Cloud Version, the game was previously released for PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One. The Switch version includes the base game and the first two expansions, The Foundation and AWE. It also includes the Expeditions end game mode, photo mode, and all of the additional updates since the release of the original.

Breath of the Wild prequel gets Nintendo Switch demo

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Breath of the Wild prequel gets Nintendo Switch demo

The surprise Nintendo Direct at the end of October ended with another glimpse at Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity that shows off how the Breath of the Wild prequel will let you control the powerful Divine Beasts from the open-world Legend of Zelda game. It also noted that the hack-and-slash game has a playable demo that fans can download via the Nintendo Switch eShop now, and it includes the entirety of the first chapter.

Folks who try the demo out will be able to transfer their save to the main game, which is out on Nov. 20. The latest trailer highlighted how the Divine Beasts will act somewhat like tanks and aircraft vehicles, which players can use to mow over many Guardians at a time.

Part Time UFO is now on Nintendo Switch, full time

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Part Time UFO is now on Nintendo Switch, full time

Part Time UFO, the totes adorbs physics puzzle about a stranded UFO working in Earth’s gig economy, is available on Nintendo Switch right now. The game, by Kirby series developers HAL Laboratory, debuted on mobile platforms in 2018.

On Switch, Part Time UFO will support two-player local cooperative play through the console’s two Joy-Con controllers, Nintendo said. The game was announced during Wednesday morning’s Nintendo Direct Mini.

Watch a new Nintendo Direct mini right here

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Watch a new Nintendo Direct mini right here

Nintendo dropped a surprise new Nintendo Direct presentation on Wednesday morning — a bite-sized Nintendo Direct mini Partner Showcase — that offers new details on upcoming Switch games from Nintendo and its third-party partners. You can watch the latest Nintendo Direct right here.

Today’s Nintendo Direct presentation revealed new details on Bravely Default 2, Square Enix’s role-playing game for Switch; No More Heroes 3; Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town; Part Time UFO, a new game from Kirby developer HAL Laboratory; and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, which now has a playable demo on the Nintendo Switch eShop.

League of Legends K-pop group K/DA debuts new music video

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League of Legends K-pop group K/DA debuts new music video

On Wednesday, League of Legends K-pop group K/DA debuted its second music video — “More,” featuring featuring Madison Beer, Soyeon and Miyeon of (G)I-dle, Lexie Liu, Jaira Burns, and Seraphine.

K/DA debuted in 2018 with its first single, “Pop/Stars.” The music video, which debuted during the League of Legends World Championship Finals in 2018, is essentially an advertisement for League of Legends’ line of pop star skins.

Classic competitive Tetris coming to Tetris Effect

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Classic competitive Tetris coming to Tetris Effect

Tetris Effect, Enhance’s surprisingly emotional version of classic puzzle game Tetris, is getting competitive and cooperative multiplayer in November with an updated version called Tetris Effect: Connected. It’s also getting a new mode with classic, NES-era Tetris rules — the type that the pros use at the Classic Tetris World Championships.

When it comes to Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X on Nov. 10, Tetris Effect: Connected will include three new multiplayer modes:

No Man’s Sky coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X on launch day with free upgrade

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No Man’s Sky coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X on launch day with free upgrade

Hello Games’ massive space exploration game, No Man’s Sky, is coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X when those next-generation consoles launch in November. Players who own the game on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One will be able to upgrade to the next-gen version for free, and they’ll get some brand-new perks — including 4K resolutions at 60 frames per second — for doing so.

No Man’s Sky’s Next Generation update promises a “lusher, richer and more densely populated” game, with more detailed planet surfaces, as seen in the video above. Those visual enhancements will be available on PS5 and Xbox Series X, as well as on Windows PC. Visuals on next-gen consoles will also be improved through better looking shadows, greater draw distances, and updated lighting and volumetric effects.