Eurogamer 

Rocket League is now available as part of Xbox Game Pass

Developer Psyonix has announced that, as of today, its hugely popular four-wheeled football game Rocket League will be available as part of the Xbox Game Pass. As revealed during tonight’s Inside Xbox Livestream, Rocket League on Xbox One will be available free to all Xbox Game Pass subscribers, and the game’s extensive library of DLC will be offered at a discount price. Psyonix also took a moment to remind viewers that Rocket League’s new cross-platform Friends and Parties feature is coming this summer, enabling Xbox One, PC, and Switch players…

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Eurogamer 

Far Cry 5’s pulpy sci-fi-themed Lost on Mars DLC episode is out next week

Ubisoft has announced that Far Cry 5’s next DLC episode, the pulpy sci-fi-themed Lost on Mars, will be coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC next week, on July 17th. Lost on Mars is the second of three planned story episodes for Far Cry 5, and (as was the case with last month’s Vietnam-themed Hours of Darkness DLC), is a notable departure from the comparatively grounded events of the base game. This time around, Hope County resident Nick Rye takes centre-stage, having been teleported to Mars in order to…

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Trailers 

Tales from the Hood 2 Trailer Gets Spooky with the Return of Mr. Simms

Horror is back in the hood as the first trailer for Tales from the Hood 2 has arrived. The original Tales From the Hood was released in 1995 and not only succeeds as a great horror anthology, but as a horror movie with a lot of effective political commentary. In the wake of Jordan Peele’s Get Out, now seems like the perfect time for a sequel and we’re getting exactly that in just a few months, as Tales From the Hood 2 is set to arrive on home video this…

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Eurogamer 

Overlord and Overlord 2 are now backward-compatible on Xbox One

Codemasters’ comedic action-strategy games Overlord and Overload 2 are the latest titles to receive backward-compatibility support on Xbox One. The original Overlord was developed by Triumph Studios and released on Xbox 360 and PC back in 2007, turning up a year later on PS3 in its expanded Raising Hell form. As Kieron Gillen put it in his review for Eurogamer, “Overlord’s probably most succinctly described as Fable meets Pikmin with Dungeon Keeper’s plot, with splashes of Diablo and Sacrifice.” Which sums the core experience up pretty much perfectly. Overlord and…

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PSN Europe 

Beautiful and brutal action platformer Dead Cells releases 7th August on PS4

Hello everyone, I’m Steve Filby, the producer on Dead Cells, which will be released next month, more precisely on Tuesday 7th August! At first, our action-platformer might come off as a little challenging, but don’t worry, once you get the basics you’ll be well on your way to the final boss before you inevitably fall to your death. So here are some tips and tricks to get you off to a good start! 1. Roll This is the number one thing to keep in mind when playing Dead Cells. Like…

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Eurogamer 

Hearthstone mechs, scientists star in The Boomsday Project expansion

The Boomsday Project will be the next expansion for Blizzard’s collectible card battler Hearthstone. The set will launch on 7th August and feature cards themed around scientific research and mechs – the work of nefarious scientist Dr. Boom. The first details popped up out of the blue this afternoon – seemingly a little early. The video below – an almost 10-minute explainer led by an entertaining cast of Hearthstone developers – has popped up, although links to the set’s official site and pre-order pages are still offline. You can pre-order…

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PushSquare 

Free-to-Play Mega Hit Warframe Has Huge Plans for 2018 and Beyond

Warframe continues to show the industry what free-to-play games can be given enough time and effort, with developer Digital Extremes dishing out a ton of new details on upcoming content at TennoCon 2018. And yes, for those who don’t know, TennoCon is an official, annual Warframe convention. Mental. Anyway, players can look forward to a massive expansion later this year in the form of Fotuna, which is set to add a brand new open world area to the release. You can fill your eyes via the gameplay demo that we’ve embedded above. Looks lovely. The…

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PushSquare 

Shuhei Yoshida Wishes Sony Was More Successful at Making Multiplayer Games

Shuhei Yoshida has been in Brighton recently to pick up the Develop Legend Award for his achievements in the industry. While he was there, he spoke at Develop:Brighton with editor of Edge magazine, Nathan Brown. When asked about Sony finding success with its large single player games as the industry trends towards multiplayer, Shu admitted that he wished the platform holder was “more successful on the multiplayer side as well”. Yoshida-san went on to say that part of the reason Sony produces the type of games that it does is…

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