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Overwatch 2 Will Make Matchmaking and Ranked Suck Less

Roadhog approves this message.Image: blizzard Overwatch 2 will make adjustments to both its matchmaking process and its ranked system in the coming weeks, according to the latest developer blog posted today. This is good news for anyone who has spent the months since launch confused or frustrated by the sequel’s ranking system, or those who …

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Activision Blizz Exec Has Most Unhinged Last Of Us Show Take

screenshot: HBO / Kotaku The Last of Us inspired no shortage of takes when it first released back in 2013. The HBO TV adaptation has been no different. Like a massive EpiPen of stimulus for the take economy in middle of winter, it has elicited both over-the-top praise, scornful dismissals, and everything in-between. But what …

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Leaked Horizon Multiplayer Alpha Footage Looks Like Fortnite

Some screenshots and gameplay footage circulating online today purport to be Guerrilla Games’ currently in-development Horizon multiplayer project. And I gotta say, these are some of the most Fortnite-looking, Immortals Fenyx Rising-styled models I’ve ever seen. It’s been known for a minute now that developer Guerrilla Games had plans to expand the Horizon universe after …

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Thank You, Hi-Fi Rush, For Sparing Us From Video Game Marketing

screenshot: Hi-Fi Rush Hi-Fi Rusha game built around the concept of pure joy, was notable last week for two things. What’s that, it’s really good! And two, it achieved that rarest of video game feats: a successful surprise release. By surprise I mean absolute surprise. One minute nobody knew the game even existed, the next …

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Amazon Announces Tomb Raider Movie In the Works

Image: Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix Yesterday, the news broke that Phoebe Waller Bridge was creating a TV adaptation for Crystal Dynamics’ long-running Tomb Runner franchise for Prime Video. On its own, that information wouldn’t be terribly surprising; Amazon’s making a habit of adapting thingsand we’re in a period where any and every game seems up to …

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge is making a Tomb Raider show at Amazon

Phoebe Waller Bridgephoto: John Sciulli/Getty Images for Turner Fresh off co-starring in the upcoming Indiana Jones And The Dial Of DestinyPhoebe Waller-Bridge is gearing up to throw her talents at pop culture’s other notable gun-toting, treasure-hunting archeologist: Professional Tomb Raider Lara Croft. This is per THRwhich reports that Waller-Bridge is developing a new TV version …

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Phil Spencer Defends Future Of Halo Amid Cuts And Criticism

Image: 343 Industries / Microsoft Things haven’t been going great for Xbox recently. Microsoft is facing stiff resistance in its attempt to acquire Activision Blizzard. It released hardly any big exclusive blockbusters last year. And it just cut over 10,000 jobs last week, including many senior developers horse Halo Infinite studio 343 Industries. Microsoft Gaming …

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge Making Tomb Raider TV Show for Amazon

photo: Eidos Interactive/ Vittorio Zunino Celotto (Getty Images) some things belong in a museumsome things in the resume of fleabag icon Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Or at least, so the writer-actress believes, as she’s whipping from one treasure-seeking adventure franchise to another. The Hollywood Reporter has word that Waller-Bridge, as part of her deal with Amazon Studios, …

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Ubisoft Working On Far Cry 7 And Standalone Multiplayer

Image: Ubisoft Assassin’s Creed publisher Ubisoft has at least two new Far Cry experiences coming down the road. One will effectively be Far Cry 7, the next mainline game in the hit first-person shooter series. The other is a standalone multiplayer spin-off and likely the company’s latest attempt to create a live-service money-maker around one …

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