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Homefront: The Revolution Will Have "At Least a Year's Worth" of Free DLC

Dambuster Studios, developer of Homefront: The Revolution, has said it plans to support the upcoming first-person shooter with free content for "at least a year" after launch.<p>In an interview with GameSpot, game designer Fasahat Salim was asked whether the game's microtransactions, which let players …

Games still dominated the iOS app store in Q4

Games dominate the revenue charts on the iOS App Store. That’s no surprise. Even as other non-game brands and product companies adapt to mobile, games revenue is still 4.43 times more than the rest of the App Stores categories combined.<p>That’s the result from an analysis of Q4 data by analytics firm …

The Division: 10,000 Bugs Fixed for Upcoming Closed Beta

Ubisoft has published patch notes for The Division that spell out some of the fixes and changes that players can expect when the closed beta begins later this week on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.<p>On the bug side, Ubisoft says this latest patch fixes more than 10,000 bugs, including many of the problems …

Watch Exciting New Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer

Following the TV spots and poster released this week, a new, longer trailer for the upcoming superhero showdown <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> is now online. Check it out below:<p>The film sees Henry Cavill reprise his lead role from <i>Man of Steel</i>, while Ben Affleck will make his debut as Batman. As …

Comic Books

League of Legends, Clash of Clans, and CrossFire drive digital games to $61.3B in 2015

There’s no putting the digital genie back in the bottle. Digital-game revenue grew to $61.3 billion in 2015, up 8 percent, according to a new report by market researcher SuperData Research.<p>The figures show that digital-game revenues continue to grow on a variety of fronts, including the PC, …

Top 10

Umbrella Corps arrives on PC, PS4 in May

Resident Evil-meets-Counter-Strike finds a launch window<p><i>Umbrella Corps</i> will launch this May, Capcom announced in a press release. There's no firm date beyond the May window for the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC title as of yet, but the new trailer above offers another look at the game.<p>The …

Star Wars Battlefront

See Dying Light's New "Nightmare" Difficulty Mode in Action

Techland has posted a new trailer for Dying Light's upcoming Enhanced Edition, this one focusing on the zombie game's brutal-looking Nightmare difficulty setting. This option not only increases enemy difficulty above the existing Hard mode, but it also restricts the use of Easter Egg weapons and …

Trailers

Former SOE Boss Cancels New Kickstarter Campaign After Slow Start

After getting off to a slow start, the Kickstarter campaign for Hero's Song, a new RPG from former Sony Online Entertainment/Daybreak boss John Smedley's new studio, has been canceled.<p>"After looking at our funding levels and the reality that we aren't going to reach our funding goals, we've decided …

Crowd Funding

Is Far Cry Primal Different Enough from Its Predecessors?

If I learned one thing after four hours in Far Cry Primal's open world, it's this: the sun is my friend. When exploring the lush wilderness of Primal's Stone Age setting, it's safer to venture out during the day, when visibility is higher, and predators are fewer in number.<p>A day/night cycle is one …

EA Reveals What’s in the Star Wars Battlefront Free January Update

Electronic Arts has revealed the next wave of free content for its multiplayer shooter Star Wars Battlefront, which includes new multiplayer modes for the Tatooine map, as well as Hoth-themed outfits for Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, and more.<p>Meanwhile, the publisher has revealed first details on …

Watch us play Far Cry Primal from the beginning

Become the Beastmaster<p><b>Watch in 60 fps on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>Recently, we got the chance to go hands on with the PlayStation 4 version of <i>Far Cry Primal</i>, the Stone Age successor to 2014's gun- and car-packed <i>Far Cry 4</i>. Above, watch over 50 minutes of gameplay from the very start …

Death Star Expansion Confirmed for Star Wars Battlefront

The $50 season pass for Star Wars Battlefront will offer four expansions scheduled for release between March and early 2017, publisher Electronic Arts has revealed.<p>Iconic locations these expansions are set within include the Cloud City of Bespin, Jabba the Hutt's palace on Tatooine, as well as the …

Far Cry Primal Developers Talk About Uncovering History

Set twelve thousand years in the past, Ubisoft's upcoming open-world action game Far Cry Primal has its own take on how humans lived during the Stone Age. The game follows the journey of Takkar, a man who has been gifted with the unique ability to tame wild animals. His trials see him lead the …

PSA: Halo 5 Free Update Arrives With New Maps, Weapons, and More

Halo 5: Guardians grows today with the release of the sci-fi shooter's latest free expansion. Infinity's Armory is now available for the Xbox One game, adding new maps, additional Reqs, and more.<p>The new maps are Riptide (Arena) and Urban (Warzone Assault), while a Halo 2-era Battle Rifle is one of …

Halo

Fire Emblem: Fates is a family tiff on an epic — and pricey — scale

Corrin has some choices ahead of them.<p>The customizable protagonist for Fire Emblem: Fates, Corrin is thrust into the middle of a brewing family conflict.The decisions you make will guide how you play through the most recent entry in the grid-based tactical-role-playing Fire Emblem series when it …

Pokémon Red, Blue, & Yellow rereleases are almost like riding a time machine back to 1996

Get ready to feel old.<p>It’s been 20 years since the first Pokémon games — Red and Green for the Game Boy — debuted in Japan, and since then, the Pokemon series has sold 275 million video games worldwide, shipped 21.5 billion trading cards to 74 countries, launched an 18 season animated series, and …

Gaming Industry

Twitter confirms former Amex exec Leslie Berland as its new CMO

One day after confirming a number of high-profile departures, Twitter cofounder and CEO Jack Dorsey has taken to the social network again to confirm more HR news: Leslie Berland, former EVP of advertising, marketing, and digital partnerships at American Express (Amex), is the new Twitter chief …

LG hopes its 2 new flagship smartphones will turn around its $35m loss

Being an Android phone manufacturer is pretty tough for anyone — ask HTC — but it’s not looking rosy for LG either, today reporting that it lost more than $35 million selling smartphones in a single quarter of 2015.<p>In its earnings report today, LG said that it lost 43.8 billion South Korean Won on …