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Mass Effect Andromeda’s latest patch sheds DRM

So much for that<p>The latest patch of the PC version of <i>Mass Effect: Andromeda</i> has apparently removed its Denuvo anti-tamper protection.<p>Dark Side of Gaming, which keeps a close eye on DRM, noticed the change today. <i>Mass Effect: Andromeda</i> still is protected by Electronic Arts’ Origin client. The PC …

Warframe adds an open-world area later this year

The Eidolons will arrive at night<p><i>Warframe</i> will get an open world area later this year that makes the cooperative third-person shooter even more like an MMO.<p>The new areas, called Landscapes, were revealed at the game's second TennoCon (so named for the warriors whom players control in the game). The …

Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age review

<i>Final Fantasy</i> <i>12</i><i>: The Zodiac Age</i> showed me that change can be good.<p>In the years since <i>Final Fantasy 12</i><i>’</i>s 2006 release, I've put around 300 hours of playtime into it over the course of multiple playthroughs. It's one of my all-time favorite games, one I know inside and out. I've found every secret, …

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is getting a big old art book

With art, production designs and creator commentary<p>Killing Nazis never goes out of style, but Wolfenstein still puts its own indelible aesthetic on the utter destruction of an alternate fascist future-past. And with <i>Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus</i> coming out this fall, fans can get an in-depth look …

White PS4 Pro announced, but only in Destiny 2 bundle

Brighten up your living room<p>If you’re a Destiny fan who hasn’t yet upgraded to a PlayStation 4 Pro, this might be an enticing deal: Sony is bundling <i>Destiny 2</i> with a white PS4 Pro, the company announced today.<p>The limited-edition package will come with a physical copy of the game, as well as codes …

Thimbleweed Park is headed to PlayStation 4 this summer, expected on Switch soon

Point-and-click? It’s all about point-and-press these days<p><i>Thimbleweed Park</i>, the point-and-click spiritual successor to games like <i>Maniac Mansion</i> and The Secret of <i>Monkey Island</i>, will arrive on the PlayStation 4 on Aug. 22.<p>The announcement comes from Ron Gilbert, a veteran of the adventure game genre, …

Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta hits in October with ground and space battles

A mix of the first six films<p>The multiplayer beta for <i>Star Wars Battlefront 2</i> will begin Oct. 4, publisher Electronic Arts announced today.<p>That’s the start date for people who pre-order the game. EA will open up the beta to everybody on Oct. 6, and it will run through Oct. 9.<p>EA also provided some …

Oculus Rift headset and controller bundle gets a steep discount for a limited time

Seven games included<p>Oculus is offering a $399 bundle that significantly discounts what one would otherwise pay for the virtual reality headset and its Touch controllers. It's available for a limited time according to the company’s website.<p>The bundle starts with the Oculus VR headset, two Touch …

Castlevania producer teases a ‘warring ideology’ as basis of Assassin’s Creed animated series

Hints of what’s to come<p>Coming off the success of <i>Castlevania</i>’s first season on Netflix, producer Adi Shankar is looking to the future.<p>In an interview with Polygon about the success of the show, the conversation turned to Shankar’s next project: an animated adaptation of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed …

Bob’s Burgers, Futurama and other Fox shows will soon stream exclusively on Hulu

Fox is out with Netflix and in with Hulu<p>Hulu has announced an exclusive agreement with 20th Century Fox to stream every episode of the latter’s hit animated shows, including <i>Bob’s Burgers</i>, <i>Futurama</i> and <i>American Dad</i>.<p>The full run of these series were only available on Netflix until recently. Starting in …

Star Fox 2 release a dream come true for game’s creator

“I still don’t quite believe it.”<p>It turns out <i>Star Fox 2</i> wasn't canceled, it was just delayed 22 years.<p>Dylan Cuthbert, the game's lead programmer at the time, found out that the sequel to <i>Star Fox</i> was coming out after all when Nintendo announced the news last month. <i>Star Fox 2</i>, which has to be …

Lara Croft returns to comics with Tomb Raider: Survivor’s Crusade

New miniseries will dive into the mystery of her father’s death<p>Dark Horse comics announced the latest miniseries in its series of Tomb Raider comics today, <i>Tomb Raider: Survivor’s Crusade</i>, from a brand new creative team.<p>“Lara Croft has unfinished business,” the publisher said in a press release. …

XCOM 2’s big DLC begins with the Lost and the Chosen

Zombies and the Assassin will complicate your tactics<p>Zombie gameplay comes to <i>XCOM 2</i> with <i>War of the Chosen</i>, the expansion launching next month on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. Here, Firaxis offers a look at the first mission within a mode so big the game's creative director said it could …