Battleborn Goes Offline For Good Today

Battleborn Goes Offline For Good Today

Rest in peace, Battleborn–we hardly knew you … or played you. Gearbox Software’s hero shooter is going offline today for good, rendering the game unplayable more than four years after its launch. The writing has been on the wall for quite a long time now, with digital currency being removed from sale and the game already being pulled off digital stores. However, up until today, players who were still interested in Battleborn could play the game normally. That’s over, with not only peer-to-peer multiplayer matches being unplayable, but also the single-player campaign.Battleborn’s fate was sealed almost immediately, as it launched at nearly the exact same time as Blizzard’s Overwatch. The two games are quite similar, with heroes sporting a variety of unique moves and weapons, but it was Blizzard’s game that caught on. The price of Battleborn quickly fell, and Gearbox shifted, well, gears, to other games like Borderlands 3. That was a much more successful project for the studio, releasing on everything from Xbox One to Google Stadia and receiving several DLC packs.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Leak Seemingly Confirms MLB The Show 21 Is Headed To Xbox

Leak Seemingly Confirms MLB The Show 21 Is Headed To Xbox

It appears we have our first confirmation that MLB The Show 21 will be releasing on Xbox systems this year. Box art for the game has leaked, and it shows the PS5 and Xbox One versions of the game complete with the PlayStation logo. This must be how Mario and Sonic felt when they finally teamed up for the Olympics. MLB The Show 21 boxart has leakedThe crazy part? Seeing a big PlayStation Studios logo right on the front of the boxart of an Xbox Game CaseMLB The Show is consistently a high selling title and now it’s going multiplatform will be even bigger pic.twitter.com/Yzh8zrVzKu — Benji-Sales (@BenjiSales) January 30, 2021The covers, which Sony has yet to officially confirm, feature San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatís Jr. He was in the running for the National League’s MVP award in 2020 during the shortened season, and The Show franchise has sometimes given rising superstars an opportunity to grace the cover in the past. It hasn’t always gone the way Sony probably hoped, such as when Yasiel Puig was the 2015 star and ended up with one of the worst seasons of his career.At least for the Xbox version, it doesn’t appear it will be eligible for a free next-gen upgrade. The box art only lists the Xbox One, though we presume there will also be an Xbox Series X|S version. It would certainly be a little bit of a flex for Sony to only offer the “best” version of the game on its own system.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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The Newest Fortnite Outfit Is Based on G.I. Joe's Snake Eyes

The Newest Fortnite Outfit Is Based on G.I. Joe's Snake Eyes

Fortnite’s latest collaboration not only allows players to purchase an in-game outfit based on G.I. Joe’s Snake Eyes, but there will also be a real-life action figure from Hasbro that is based on the character’s Fortnite design. Snake Eyes is available now in Fortnite’s Item Shop, and the full set includes the Katana Pickaxe and Katana Back Bling. As for the Fortnite G.I. Joe Collab Snake Eyes: Zero Point Edition action figure, it costs $39.99 and includes Snake Eye’s Katana – Morning Light – and a sheath accessory inspired by the G.I. Joe universe. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=fortnites-gi-joe-collaboration-snake-eyes-outfit-and-hasbro-action-figure&captions=true”] This edition also includes such Fortnite items as the “Harpoon Launcher, Boogie Bomb, Grenade, Clinger, Chiller Grenade, as well as the Submachine weapon and Mythic Shockwave Launcher accessories featuring the Weathered Black Wrap deco as seen in-game.” Unfortunately, it appears the Snake Eyes figure will not ship out until around January 15, 2022. While you may have to wait until 2022 to receive this special edition Snake Eyes action figure, the Snake Eyes film is set to be released in theaters on October 22, 2021. Snake Eyes stars Henry Golding as the iconic character who will train to become a member of the Arashikage Clan. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/01/22/fortnite-sarah-connor-and-the-t-800-arrive-through-the-zero-point-trailer”] Snake Eyes is just the latest example of Fortnite’s crossover with pop culture and follows such characters as Sarah Connor, T-800, The Predator, and so much more. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected] Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.
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Hitman 3's DLC May Be a 'Reimagining' of Existing Locations

Hitman 3's DLC May Be a 'Reimagining' of Existing Locations

While Hitman 3 has officially launched with the aim to end the World of Assassination Trilogy, IO Interactive is planning on developing DLC that reimagines existing locations. Speaking to TheGamer, Hitman 3 executive producer Forest Swartout Large explained that, even though the studio is developing a new James Bond game, it is “continuously working on Hitman so we are already looking to the future.” IO Interactive has multiple teams, and at least one will continue to support Hitman 3 with post-launch patches and DLC. However, Large warns that it most likely won’t include new levels like Hitman 2’s New York bank level or Haven Island. Instead, the team is looking to use “existing locations and reimagining them, twisting them.” [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/01/19/hitman-3-review”] “We are definitely going to be doing some DLC, but we haven’t defined what that is,” Large said. “I think for now we are not looking at new maps like the bank and the island. We’re more looking at using existing locations and reimagining them, twisting them. And this time around, we can use the whole trilogy. We can look back at Hitman 2016 maps, Hitman 2 maps – we have all the locations.” In our Hitman 3 review, we said “Rich, rewarding, and highly replayable, Hitman 3 is a superb installment of IO’s idiosyncratic but much-loved stealth series. The fundamentals haven’t changed since 2016 but its collection of outstanding maps makes for a refined, reliable, and robust curtain-closer to the current Hitman trilogy.” Hitman 3 has already made back its costs in one week, so its no surprise that IO Interactive will want to continue to support it. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=every-ign-hitman-review&captions=true”] For more on Hitman 3, check out our look at why this game proves IO Interactive is ready for the 007 license, how to get Hitman and Hitman 2 levels into Hitman 3, and our best tips and tricks to help you become the ultimate assassin. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected] Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.
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