Hearthstone Offers 13 Free Packs to Celebrate New Set Release

Hearthstone Offers 13 Free Packs to Celebrate New Set Release

Hearthstone will give players up to 13 new Whispers of the Old Gods booster packs to players during its release event next week. Announced on a Hearthstone livestream and noted by Reddit user AdamNW, there are several stages to earning the full complement of packs. Log into the game during the game’s first week (starting April 26 in North America and April 27 in Europe, Asia and Australia) – 3 pac…
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Pamela Anderson Joins Baywatch Movie

Pamela Anderson Joins Baywatch Movie

After being offered a cameo and then playing coy, Pamela Anderson has officially joined the cast of Paramount Pictures’ new Baywatch movie. Dwayne Johnson announced Anderson’s involvement in a post on Instagram, saying it’s “a pleasure to welcome (as gorgeous as ever) Pamela Anderson to our Baywatch cast. We couldn’t have made this movie without you.” Continue reading…
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Amazon is Making Buying Some Games a Prime-Exclusive Feature

Amazon is Making Buying Some Games a Prime-Exclusive Feature

Amazon has begun blocking those without Prime subscriptions from buying certain items directly from the retailer. Reported by Videogamer, Prime membership is required to buy the likes of Grand Theft Auto V, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, FIFA 16 and other high-profile games, on both Amazon US and Amazon UK. An example of the Prime-exclusive button on Amazon.comContinue reading…
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New Blood and Wine Screenshots Show Off The Witcher 3's New World

New Blood and Wine Screenshots Show Off The Witcher 3's New World

CD Projekt Red has revealed five new screenshots for the final piece of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt DLC, Blood and Wine. By god is it pretty. As ever, it’s worth reading the developer’s screenshot titles for an extra hint of information – we’ve included them under each image below, but we’ve learned that the haughty queen-like figure is Toussaint’s ruler Anna Henrietta, the restaurant scene is a location…
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Plunder Mode Makes a Return to Uncharted 4 Multiplayer

Plunder Mode Makes a Return to Uncharted 4 Multiplayer

Plunder has been announced as a multiplayer mode for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Plunder mode was in Uncharted 2 and 3, and is a variant on Capture the Flag where you can throw the object of interest, in this case an idol. Changes from the mode found in the previous games include being able to traverse the environment with the idol. Also, instead of being 5 v 5, Plunder is now a 4 v 4 game type. N…
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The Big Bang Theory: "The Viewing Party Combustion" Review

The Big Bang Theory: "The Viewing Party Combustion" Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below. There’s a lot of repressed hostility at work on The Big Bang Theory, most of it stemming from Sheldon mistreating his friends and generally being a selfish and obnoxious person. Every so often everyone needs the chance to air their grievances and relieve the tension. And what better time to spark a war among friends than a Game of Thrones viewing party…
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Persona 5 Countdown Could Lead to Release Date

Persona 5 Countdown Could Lead to Release Date

Long-awaited Persona 5 news is coming in less than two weeks. A countdown on the game’s official Japanese site is ticking away toward May 5th (05/05, appropriately enough) and is currently set to end at 5:30 AM PT / 8:30AM ET / 12:30PM GMT that day. The countdown could mean we’ll finally learn Persona 5’s release date, following a delay to Summer 2016 during last year’s TGS. For now, Atlus hasn’t …
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Play the Overwatch Beta with IGN

Play the Overwatch Beta with IGN

Overwatch might be all about getting the old team back together, but we’re looking for a new team. We’ll be livestreaming the early access beta right here (so don’t forget to bookmark this page) on May 3 at 12PM BST / 4AM PT / 9PM AEST, and we’re recruiting three readers to help us on our quest. You can win the chance to join our team and be a part of our livestream coverage – but you’ll need to p…
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Microsoft: Xbox Revenue Up, Hardware Sales Down

Microsoft: Xbox Revenue Up, Hardware Sales Down

Microsoft has released its latest quarterly earnings report, revealing that revenue from its gaming division has increased, but hardware sales have fallen. The report states the following statistics: Gaming revenue has risen 4% Xbox Live revenue has risen 22% Video games revenue has risen 9% Hardware revenue has fallen 26% Microsoft puts the significant increase in Xbox Live revenue down to a grow…
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Fresh Evidence Points to at Least One New Console in 2016

Fresh Evidence Points to at Least One New Console in 2016

An AMD investor statement could signal at least one new console launch in 2016, and suggests the existence of three new consoles. As reported by Gamesindustry.biz, AMD CEO Lisa Su announced three “design wins” for its console-focused Semi-Custom division that will begin to return income in the latter half of 2016. Su made clear that these wins were separate from “our current game console business”…
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