Baldur's Gate 3

Baldur's Gate 3 developer, Larian Studios, says it will be "revealing more" about the highly-anticipated sequel, starting 6th June.

The announcements will come via Guerrilla Collective, a three-day indie showcase from a number of developers including the likes of 11 Bit Studios (Frostpunk), Coffee Stain Studios (Satisfactory), Larian Studios (Baldur's Gate 3), Raw Fury, Rebellion, Versus Evil (The Banner Saga) and many more.

"Throughout June, we'll be revealing more about #BaldursGate3 starting June 6, on the #GuerrillaCollective Showcase," Larian Studios tweeted recently. "It's almost time to venture forth."

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Eurogamer

There have been some big changes in Apex Legends recently, from the arrival of new Legend Loba to nerfs and buffs to existing Legends like Mirage and Pathfinder. However, Respawn's attempts to shake things up haven't been enough to impact which are our favourite Legends, it seems.

According to DreamTeam.gg (thanks, Dexerto), Wraith remains the most popular Legend to use in season five, hitting a usage rate of 27 per cent across all platforms - that makes her three times more popular than the second most used character.

Pathfinder and Lifeline come in second and third place with usage rates of 10 per cent and 9 per cent respectively.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Testing for 343 industries' remastered Halo 3 is rolling out to PC "in the first half of next month".

In a new community update, 343i's Postums said the closed Halo 3 testing will permit the team to test its distribution pipeline, test updates to Challenges, gather feedback on the content, and "ensure all supporting systems are functioning properly in preparation for bringing Halo 3 to Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC".

"Halo 3 is the next game in our lineup making its way to PC," wrote "Postums" (thanks, RPS). "In 2007, it was the Halo title that brought us Theater, Forge, and some of the community's most beloved gametypes like Grifball, Infection, and many more. Halo 3 holds a special place in many player's hearts and we know it's one of, if not THE most anticipated titles in the collection. In good news, public flighting for Halo 3 PC is on the horizon!"

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Daikatana


John Romero and Ion Storm's FPS Daikatana was released 20 years ago and it's regarded as one of the biggest failures in video game history. Nowadays, we remember its infamous advertisement warning us that "John Romero's about to make you his bitch," its delays and its poor reviews. Maybe we also remember the controversies surrounding Ion Storm itself.

We remember its myth, but we don't remember Daikatana. While Ion Storm expected to sell more than 2 million copies, Daikatana is a game few people actually played. For its 20th anniversary, it's time to see what Daikatana has to offer now, beyond legends and prejudices.

In Daikatana three characters travel through time thanks to (and because of) the powers of a magic sword, and they fight to stop an evil corporation. The game features 24 levels split into four episodes set in different ages: a cyberpunk Tokyo, a mythical Ancient Greece inspired by Ray Harryhausen's movies, a zombie-plagued Medieval Europe and San Francisco in 2030. Each era surprises players with its own environments, soundtrack, enemies and weapons, and almost every weapon (there are 25 in total) tries to do something different with an ingenuity more common at the time but usually lost nowadays. Not everything is equally brilliant, but from ricocheting energy orbs to a demon-summoning staff, from melee silver claws designed to kill Medieval werewolves to sci-fi freezing guns, there's a lot of variety and distinctiveness that's carried over to its multiplayer. It's a massive experience that sometimes feels like four different games collected together.

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Eurogamer

Minecraft Dungeons' first DLC comes out in July, Mojang has announced.

Jungle Awakens is the name of this first DLC for the Diablo-like dungeon crawler. Here's the official blurb from a Mojang blog post:

"In this adventure, you'll enter a distant, dangerous jungle to fight a mysterious power in three new missions. To defeat the terrors hidden among the vines, you'll have new weapons, armour, and artifacts at your disposal.

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Satisfactory

Epic Games store exclusive Satisfactory hits Steam on Monday 8th June.

Coffee Stain Studios' first-person factory building sim launches on Steam then in Early Access form.

In the video below, Coffee Stain programmer and community manager Jace Valetti explains why it has been hard for the studio to announce a concrete release date for Satisfactory until now, saying it was in part about avoiding crunch.

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Eurogamer

Hideo Kojima has insisted Death Stranding was a sales success, and has enabled Kojima Productions to fund its unannounced second project.

In an interview with Japanese website Livedoor (translated by VGC), the Metal Gear Solid creator said: "We've absolutely crossed the line we needed to cross to be in the black, including recovering development costs, so I'd call it a successful result.

"We still have the PC release coming up, and we've secured enough to begin preparing for our next project, so there's no need to worry."

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Eurogamer

Wissam Ben Yedder is infamous within the FIFA community for being pretty much the most hated player to face in FIFA 20 Ultimate Team - and it seems like real-life Ben Yedder is well aware of his virtual counterpart's reputation.

EA Sports revealed the Team of the Season So Far promotional cards for Ligue 1 yesterday, and of course the Monaco hit-man is on the list.

Ben Yedder's astonishing 97-rated card includes 97 pace, 97 shooting, 98 dribbling, 94 passing and 84 physical, making it one of the best in the game.

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Destiny 2

It has been a long time coming - nearly six years, in fact - but it finally looks like The Darkness is coming to the world of Destiny.

Developer Bungie signalled the Destiny universe's pantomime villain is on its way via a tweet that included a mysterious audio clip. But it is the background to this audio clip that has set Destiny fan tongues wagging - and speculation is running rampant.

At first glance the background simply looks like the waveform of the audio. It is not. Rather, it reveals the outline of a number of pyramids.

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Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2

Call of Duty: Warzone now has duos - perhaps the most-requested mode from players.

Developer Infinity Ward issued a playlist update for the battle royale overnight across all platforms. It now means Warzone has solos, duos, trios, quads and plunder quads modes.

The playlist update comes alongside a double XP, double weapon XP and 2X tier progression weekend. This double XP triple feed runs until 7am UK time on 3rd June, which should help those who haven't quite wrapped up the current battle pass to do so.

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