Xbox Series X controller features a Share button

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Xbox Series X controller features a Share button

Microsoft’s next-generation console, the Xbox Series X, will come with a new controller that takes a page out of Sony’s current-generation playbook: The gamepad will feature a Share button smack dab in the middle of its face.

Known simply as the Xbox Wireless Controller, the device looks almost identical to the Xbox One’s gamepad except for two elements. One is the Share button, which sits between and slightly below the View and Menu buttons. The other is the directional pad, which Microsoft described in a news release as “an advanced d-pad derived from the Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller.” The high-end gamepad was released in November and costs $179.99 on its own.

Cyberpunk 2077 soundtrack features Grimes, Run The Jewels, a Russian DJ, and a cellist

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Cyberpunk 2077 soundtrack features Grimes, Run The Jewels, a Russian DJ, and a cellist

Cyberpunk 2077 is scheduled to launch on April 16, 2020. Now we know a few of the artists who will be on the game’s soundtrack. A partial list of the musicians was announced at The Game Awards tonight. It includes Grimes, Run The Jewels, a Russian DJ, and even an avant-garde cellist. We’ve embedded the behind-the-scenes video above, or you can watch it on YouTube.

When sitting down to a tabletop game of Cyberpunk Red, the prequel pen-and-paper role-playing game from the franchise creators at R. Talsorian Games, it’s recommended that you crank the electronica as loud as it will go. But the team at CD Projekt has adopted what looks like a much more diverse and eclectic selection of tunes for driving around Night City. The partial list includes the following artists:

Endnight reveals sequel to The Forest, Sons of the Forest

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Endnight reveals sequel to The Forest, Sons of the Forest

At The Game Awards 2019, developer Endnight Games announced its new game, Sons of the Forest — a sequel to 2014’s The Forest.

The trailer starts with a first person helicopter ride and a protagonist checking their “fight demons” wrist tattoo. When the helicopter crashes, we see a shot of a dancing woman in a nude leotard — complete with a John Carpenter-like score.

Cult classic D&D action RPG Dark Alliance is getting a reboot

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Cult classic D&D action RPG Dark Alliance is getting a reboot

Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, the hack-and-slash action role-playing game released in 2001, is getting a reboot. Titled Dark Alliance, it’s the first video game set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe to be published by Wizards of the Coast. It will throw out the series’ traditional, top-down combat in favor of a third-person, over-the-shoulder style. Dark Alliance will also include both online multiplayer and couch cooperative action for up to four players.

The announcement was made tonight during The Game Awards, and included a flashy CGI trailer featuring principle characters Drizzt Do’Urden, Cattie-Brie, Bruenor, and Wulfgar. We’ve embedded it above, but it’s also available on YouTube.

PlayerUnknown’s next project, Prologue announced during the game awards

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PlayerUnknown’s next project, Prologue announced during the game awards

Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene, the designer behind PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is working on a new project called Prologue. Prologue was announced at The Game Awards 2019 with a short and extremely mysterious trailer.

The game’s trailer shows a lush forest, full of plants, and rocks with a rough dirt trail running through it. There’s an thunderstorm happening, a downpour of rain, loud cracks of thunder, and lightning that strikes somewhere close by. The camera, our perspective for the duration of the trailer, moves around and shows a little more of the forest. Suddenly there’s a bark, your character turns sharply, and the teaser cuts to black.

First Riot Forge game, Ruined King: A League of Legends Story, trailer revealed

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First Riot Forge game, Ruined King: A League of Legends Story, trailer revealed

During The Game Awards, Riot Games revealed its first Riot Forge project: Ruined King: A League of Legends Story for PC and console.

Ruined King is a single-player game in development by Airship Syndicate, which is known for Darksiders Genesis. The trailer featured the spirits in Thresh’s lantern bursting out and doing something, then rushing over to Bilgewater, the pirate region known for its docks.

Watch a Star Wars clip in Fortnite this Saturday to get a TIE glider skin

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Watch a Star Wars clip in Fortnite this Saturday to get a TIE glider skin

Last week, Epic Games announced that Fortnite players will have the chance to watch an exclusive clip from the upcoming film Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. But during The Game Awards, the developer revealed that players who make it to the clip’s in-game premiere will also get a free TIE whisper glider as well.

This new exclusive cosmetic item is shaped just like the TIE whisper that Kylo Ren uses in the The Rise of Skywalker’s first trailer. The ship, also known as a TIE/wi, is an interceptor-class ship used by the First Order to hunt down Resistance forces. In-game the whisper will act as a standard glider, and yet another of the game’s hundreds of cosmetic options.

Bravely Default 2 announced for 2020 release

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Bravely Default 2 announced for 2020 release

The Game Awards revealed a trailer for Bravely Default 2, not to be confused with Bravely Second: End Layer.

The trailer showed off what we know and love from Japanese role-playing games: a woman holding a crystal, castle towns, and a rag-tag party of adventurers standing on a cliffside.

Watch the trailer for Magic: The Gathering’s next set, Theros: Beyond Death

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Watch the trailer for Magic: The Gathering’s next set, Theros: Beyond Death

The next set of cards for Magic: The Gathering is called Theros: Beyond Death, Wizards of the Coast revealed tonight during The Game Awards. The venue brings attention to the company’s new digital product, Magic: The Gathering Arena. Originally codenamed “Baseball” by designers, Theros cards will start appearing in Arena on Jan. 16. Physical cards will show up in stores during the set’s pre-release weekend, starting Jan. 17.

The new trailer, which we’ve embedded above, is quite a departure from the playfulness of Magic’s previous set. Throne of Eldraine took its cues from Grimm’s fairy tales and Arthurian legend. Theros is appears to be far darker, and includes a fairly graphic drowning. The cards themselves will be themed to suit.