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Elder Scrolls Online delves deeper into Morrowind with the Clockwork City DLC

Regardless of how you feel about the mechanical changes made to Elder Scrolls games since Oblivion, there’s little room to deny that Morrowind was …

The Elder Scrolls

Ghost War PvP Mode Arrives in Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Fans of Ghost Recon: Wildlands will be happy to hear that the free Ghost War PvP mode launches today. The new mode will be available once maintenance …

Ghost Recon

Duty Officer Sale, Junior Officer Week, and Upgrade Week! | Star Trek Online

<b>From Thursday, October 12th at 8AM PT to Thursday, October 19th at 8am PT</b>, we are running a special weekend event where you can earn Bonus …

Law Enforcement

How games protect the players from themselves

The art of showing people the ’right’ way to play<p>Players will often try to find the most efficient or even safest way to play a game, making sure they methodically crunch through an area or level so that no mistakes are made or no items are left behind. It’s effective, but it’s not the most fun or …

Game Development

Destiny 2’s most annoying crash has finally been fixed

It’s now safe to visit social spaces<p><i>Destiny 2</i>’s latest patch, released this morning by developer Bungie, addresses one of the most frustrating bugs in the game.<p>[<b>Warning:</b> The following contains <b>spoilers</b> for <i>Destiny 2</i>’s story campaign.]<p>Hotfix 1.0.3.2 went live shortly after 11 a.m. ET today during a …

Destiny 2

ESRB Says It Doesn't See 'Loot Boxes' As Gambling

Over the past few weeks, as randomized loot boxes have dominated the conversation surrounding this fall’s video games, there have been calls for the …

Destiny 2

Shadow Of War Guide: Poem Solutions for All Ithildin Doors

The various major regions across the <i>Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War</i> map feature a new addition not present in the previous game: locked Ithildin doors …

Poetry

What are Japanese devs saying about the recent Tokyo Game Show?

I feel there's nothing new and challenging being made in Japan. I got the feeling that only games with strong existing IP and characters were being …

Game Design

Dilithium Weekend! | Star Trek Online

Star Trek Online is running a special weekend event where you can earn bonus Dilithium Ore by playing content throughout the game! It’s time to hit …

Star Trek

Elder Scrolls Online Clockwork City Release Date Revealed

The Elder Scrolls Online's next DLC, Clockwork City, is coming out in just a few weeks.<p>The Clockwork City DLC game pack releases October 23 for PC …

The Elder Scrolls

Battlefront II, The Sims 4, And More Head To EA Access and Origin Access

Subscribers to EA's early access services have a new batch of titles on the way, with a couple of older titles also available free of charge.In a …

Xbox One

Oculus announces new $199 self-contained VR headset called Oculus Go, shipping in 2018

Oculus is announcing a new standalone VR headset that will sit in the middle of its lineup between the mobile Gear VR and high-end Oculus Rift, called Oculus Go. Oculus Go will ship early next year for $199, not too much more than the $129 Gear VR and significantly less than the $499 Rift. It’s …

Virtual Reality

Destiny 2’s first Iron Banner event and Prestige raid difficulty announced (update)

Bungie hints at some mysterious changes and rewards<p><b>Update (Oct. 9):</b> Because of an “exploit,” Bungie has delayed the launch of the Prestige raid until Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. PT.<p>“An exploit has been discovered in the Leviathan Raid that causes the encounters to be stripped of their intended challenge,” …

Destiny 2

The first skills you should unlock in Shadow of War fix a video game no-no

Reboot the loot<p>You have purchased <i>Middle-earth: Shadow of War</i>. You’ve heard it’s even richer and more complicated than its predecessor, and you can’t wait to dive into the upgrade tree like an Olympian springing off the high board. Stop!<p>Hold your horses, because there’s something you should know …

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Elite: Dangerous - Elite Dangerous Beyond - If the Thargoids Don't Get Us, 2018 Looks Incredible

Players in Elite Dangerous are facing an almighty alien threat right now. While the rest of us bask in the relative safety of Earth, the combined …

Highlight Reel #336 - Gun Fits Perfectly

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Let's Get Nostalgic With The SNES Classic

Highlight Reel #338 - Battlefront II Trooper Is A Real Airhead

The future of Destiny 2 may be found in Warframe

Yes, THAT Warframe<p><i>Warframe</i> was panned by critics and played by few people when it was released in early 2013. But Digital Extremes constantly updated and improved its free-to-play loot shooter. It grew with time, becoming one of the most consistently popular games on Steam. It’s in the top 10 most …

Destiny 2

TitanFall 2 – The Best Capture the Flag Game Mode

Oh, how I love a good game of Capture the Flag. I’m sure most of us have had a good time running around with a group of friends playing a nice game …

Titan Fall

The tabletop wargame classic ‘Ogre’ roars into the digital age on Steam

Steve Jackson is a legendary figure in the world of tabletop gaming. His company, Steve Jackson Games, was a prolific publisher of sci-fi themed …

Digital Age

Rogue Trooper Redux dated for Nintendo Switch

<b>Rebellion have announced that Rogue Trooper Redux will be released on Nintendo Switch on October 17, 2017.</b><p>The Switch version of <i>Rogue Trooper Redux</i> …

Nintendo Switch

Glitch Upends Grand Theft Auto V World Record Attempt

The Big Score is the sixth and final heist mission in <i>GTA V</i>. If they player selects the “subtle” approach, they’ll need to drive their car onto a …

Grand Theft Auto

Out This Week: Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Baby Driver, The Evil Within 2

With so many new games and movies coming out, it can be hard to keep up. Lucky for you, IGN is here to help with a weekly round-up of the biggest …

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Overwatch Halloween Terror Event Skins Leaked

Some new skins from Overwatch's upcoming Halloween Terror event have seemingly leaked.<p>Reddit user Mnemosynaut has reportedly discovered images of the …

Cosplay

Here’s the first in-game footage of the Jurassic World park sim

Welcome ... to Jurassic World Evolution<p>Frontier Developments’ dinosaur park management sim, <i>Jurassic World Evolution</i>, is coming to consoles and PC in the summer of 2018. Players will be able to run their own Jurassic Park, letting them bioengineer new dinosaur breeds and build attractions, …

Dinosaurs

‘Fortnite: Battle Royale’ Crosses 500k Concurrent Players, Explosive Growth Due To Streisand Effect?

Epic Games’ <i>Fortnite: Battle Royale</i> has only been available for a month on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC but it has already seen some explosive …

Game Development

Gamers Can't Stop Buying the Loot Boxes They Hate

Loot boxes in 'Shadow of War,' 'Battlefront II,' and 'Forza 7' are making players angry, and game publishers rich.<p><i>Star Wars Battlefront II</i> isn't out until November, but publisher Electronic Arts gave fans a chance to play the beta this weekend for free. Thousands of players stormed Naboo's throne …

The Lord of the Rings