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Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Says Halo Infinite Is Not “Make Or Break” For The IP

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Says Halo Infinite Is Not “Make Or Break” For The IP

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Click to watch embedded media Halo has always been a staple for Team Green when looking at what the Xbox experience has to offer. The sci-fi shooter has been vital to the name of Xbox and has evolved much in the years since its birth, even changing hands from Bungie over to 343 Industries. Because of that, and the initial backlash to when Halo Infinite gameplay was first revealed in 2020, there is a lot of speculation as to whether or not Infinite will be the final "test" regarding Halo's future going forward. With Starfield, the new space IP from Bethesda, also being an Xbox-exclusive, some have even wondered if that could take the crown. According to Xboss Phil Spencer, Halo Infinite will not be a "make or break" situation, instead, it is a fresh start.  In a recent interview with...
The Last Of Us TV Series Casts Nico Parker As Joel’s Daughter

The Last Of Us TV Series Casts Nico Parker As Joel’s Daughter

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HBO's The Last of Us TV series has just added another name to its growing cast with Nico Parker (Dumbo) slated to play Joel's daughter. Parker is the latest casting decision revealed to star alongside Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) as Joel, Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) as Ellie, Gabriel Luna as Tommy Miller, and Merle Dandridge as Marlene.  The confirmation of the latest casting comes via Deadline for the upcoming adaptation that is set to take place within the timeline of the first game. Kanatemir Balagov is set to direct the pilot episode for the co-production between PlayStation Productions, Sony Pictures Television, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog itself. The Last of Us TV series also two new directors with Jasmila Žbanić (Aida) and Ali Abbasi (Border), revealed...
The Quiet Strength Of The Crow In Destiny 2: Season Of The Splicer

The Quiet Strength Of The Crow In Destiny 2: Season Of The Splicer

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From Uldren to the Crow, this isn't the first time we've reflected on the reincarnation of Cayde-6's killer, and it won't be the last, but as the current season's story careens towards its close, we can't help but to reflect on something truly beautiful about this character. Back in March during Destiny 2's Season of the Chosen, I wrote a lengthy feature about how I hated Bungie for making me love this character as much as I did. I'm sad to report that my love has only grown stronger and is bordering on character study obsession. Them's the breaks, but I am happy to see that the trajectory I spoke of is relevant to The Crow's current standing. This week's mission for Season of the Splicer has only solidified him as one of the most humbly strong characters in the current Destiny 2 u...
Dead By Daylight’s 5th Anniversary Event Kicks Off Today

Dead By Daylight’s 5th Anniversary Event Kicks Off Today

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Starting today and running to July 15, Dead by Daylight is celebrating a 5th anniversary event. If you’re trying to farm up bloodpoints to unlock perks for your favorite survivor or killer, now’s probably the best time. Not only are cakes available for big bonuses during the event, but you can also take advantage of a special Shrine of Secrets rotation with reduced prices! Of course, there are all kinds of special cosmetics and other fun things to explore as well. Check out the trailer for the event below, which shows off some of the funfetti and cheer that are obviously quite at odds with the normal motif of the horror-centric Dead by Daylight. Click here to watch embedded media In addition to all the fun stuff mentioned above, Anniversary Crowns are available to collect in mat...
Free PS Plus July 2021 Free Games Revealed, Including A Plague Tale For PS5

Free PS Plus July 2021 Free Games Revealed, Including A Plague Tale For PS5

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Microsoft just revealed its Xbox Games With Gold lineup for July, and now it's time for PlayStation to show off what it's got. Where Xbox is leaning into that Conker love, PlayStation is going in a different direction with WWE, some Call of Duty action, and rats. Lots of rats.  Just like every month, the new lineup is yours to keep as long as a PlayStation Plus membership is active.  Free PS Plus July 2021 Free Games  A Plague Tale: Innocence Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 WWE 2K Battlegrounds Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is about what you'd expect from a Call of Duty experience with the exception that the Zombies portion is so much more immersive. It also includes Blackout, which is the battle royale portion ...
Microsoft’s Phil Spencer Says Studio Acquisitions Are A Good Thing

Microsoft’s Phil Spencer Says Studio Acquisitions Are A Good Thing

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Acquisitions aren’t necessarily a new trend in the video games industry, but recently many studios have been parented by large conglomerates. For instance, EA recently forged a partnership with Dirt developers Codemasters, Sony has added Housemarque (and potentially Bluepoint) to their expansive list of in-house studios, and Microsoft’s multi-billion dollar purchase of Bethesda still has the community reeling, especially with the announcement of Starfield as an Xbox exclusive. Of course, some consumers have voiced concern over the surge of acquisitions, calling consolidation a negative aspect of the industry. Phil Spencer, however, feels otherwise; he thinks acquisitions are a good thing. In an interview with IGN, Spencer talked about the highs and lows of the industry’s recent sh...
Konami Teams Up With Layers Of Fear Dev For Alleged ‘Silent Hill-Related’ Project

Konami Teams Up With Layers Of Fear Dev For Alleged ‘Silent Hill-Related’ Project

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The "will they, won't they" concerning Konami and the future of Silent Hill is not even close to a new conversation, so much so it's almost a bore at this point. Still, with the Abandoned game inciting Hideo Kojima-related conspiracy theories and rumors of a new Silent Hill game having run rampant for years now, it looks like there might actually be some substance to the latest report. Konami and Bloober Team, the studio behind Layers of Fear and The Medium, issued a new press release to media talking about a fresh partnership between the two companies. Bloober knows a thing or two about horror and the Polish studio has not been shy in the past about a love for all things Silent Hill. The press release noted a "strategic partnership," a partnership that many insiders are steadfast...