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‘Marvel’s Avengers’ Adds Winter Soldier Bucky Barnes as Next Playable Character

Following the recruitment of Jane Foster’s Mighty Thor in Square Enix‘s Marvel’s Avengers, the developer has now announced that Bucky Barnes, aka the Winter Soldier, will soon join as the game’s next playable character. Bucky Barnes will be the game’s 12th playable character, joining the original crew of Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Ms. Marvel, Black Widow and Thor as well as subsequent additions Kate Bishop, Hawkeye, Black Panther, Spider-Man and Mighty Thor. His launch beyond update 2.6 will also coincide with new endgame content that’ll bring players into AIM’s Cloning Lab, further expanding the story revolving around the Avengers’ fight with the evil organization. As for update 2.6 itself, the upcoming patch is scheduled to arrive in September and introduce a new Warzone calle...

Pre-Order ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II’ To Play Full Campaign One Week Early

Activision has now announced that those who pre-order Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will be able to play the full campaign mode a whole week before the game’s official release. With the sequel set to drop October 28, those who’ve pre-ordered it will be able to access its complete story mode as early as October 20. Pre-orders will also receive other perks such as early access for the open beta periods in September and a Final Judgment Bundle that includes the Legendary “Deathknell” Operator Skin and the Legendary “Bloodthirsty” Weapon Blueprint that you can immediately use in both Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone. For the diehard fans, there’ll also be a Vault Edition of the game you can pre-order. That bundle will include all over the perks above as well as access to a specia...

‘FIFA 23’ Honors $0.60 USD Listing Error on Epic Games Store

EA Sports says it’ll honor all sales from Epic Games Store‘s recent blunder that saw the upcoming FIFA 23 listed for a mere $0.60 USD. The listing error was first spotted by gamers who were using Epic Games Store in India, and while the standard edition of the title was listed at its correct price of ₹3,499 INR (approximately $44 USD), the Ultimate Edition was supposed to be listed for ₹4,799 INR (approximately $60 USD). Unfortunately, whoever posted the listing made a mistake in placing the decimal point, resulting in a listing price of ₹4.80 INR instead, which equates to just $0.60 USD. Noticing the error, gamers were quick to jump on the purchase, sharing the news on social media until it quickly became viral. As word spread, even gamers outside India started looking into how to bu...

‘League of Legends’ Worlds 2022 Tickets Will Go on Sale In September

It’s almost time again for the esports world to come together for the League of Legends Worlds championship, and Riot Games has just announced dates when ticket sales go live. This year, the event will take place across four different cities in North America. The Play-In Stage will go from September 20 to October 4 at the Arena Esports Stadium at Artz Pedregal in Mexico City, Mexico, while the Group Stage will run from October 7 to 16 at the Hulu Theater in New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The Quarterfinals will then commence on October 20 and last until October 23 in the same location, followed by the Semifinals from October 29 to October 30 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The ultimate showdown at the Finals will take place on November 5 in the Chase Center in San ...

‘Saints Row’ Reboot’s Latest Trailer Offers Introduction To New Story

With just a week to go before its release, Volition has now released an action-packed story trailer for its Saints Row reboot, giving fans of the franchise a first glimpse of the game’s plot. Set in the new, fictional city of Santo Ileso, you’ll play as a gang member who leaves their old crew behind to start a new gang called the Saints. As the group’s boss, you’ll take charge in a city-wide power struggle against rival gangs Los Panteros and the Idols as well as a private military corporation called Marshall Defense Industries. Much like its predecessors in the series, you’ll have access to an immense library of character customizations, creative weapons and high-octane vehicles, all at your disposal as you gain more control of Santo Ileso. Unfortunately, previous characters in the franch...

Logitech’s Chorus Will Elevate Your Meta Quest 2’s Audio Experience

The Meta Quest 2 is arguably one of the best wireless virtual reality headsets currently available on the market, but its audio output has long been an area that has left gamers wanting more. Fortunately, Logitech is now here to bring you an even more immersive experience thanks to its new Chorus speakers. Boasting a sleek, lightweight design that weighs just 182 grams, the Chorus seamlessly connects to your Quest 2 by simply attaching to the device’s head strap, drawing power directly through a USB-C cable so you won’t need to bear the extra weight or hassle of an extra power source. The two speakers can rotate up and down depending on whether you’re using them or not, and the open-back design pairs with dual custom-tuned BMR drivers to provide accurate and clear off-ear acoustics, allowi...

Tiger Woods Revealed as PGA Tour 2K23 Cover Athlete

Having signed a multi-year deal with 2K Games last March, it only makes sense that Tiger Woods has been chosen to stunt on the cover for the second edition of 2K’s reimagined golf series. This will be the first time that Tiger has featured in a video game since Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14. A quick teaser video posted on Monday from the official PGA Tour 2K Twitter account depicted a golfer from the waist down wearing what looked to be the Air Jordan 4 Retro “Pure Money,” which seems like an appropriate choice for draining putts. While the teaser led some to believe that the game will be released next Monday, 2K clarified that this is the date to expect more details on the upcoming game. Woods’s inclusion alone should satisfy gamers, given that a past criticism of the franchise was a lack of re...

‘Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered’ Data Miners Find Reference to a PlayStation PC Launcher

Sony could soon be following in the footsteps of Valve, Blizzard and Epic Games by creating its own launcher for PC ports of its PlayStation games. The reference to a PC launcher was discovered by data miners who were going through code from Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered, a game that launched as a PlayStation exclusive back in 2018 but has since made its way to Windows via Steam. The move probably doesn’t come as a surprise as Sony is moving more and more of its titles over onto PC, with games such as Horizon: Zero Dawn also listed on Steam. It’s unclear for now whether the Japanese gaming giant will indeed create its own launcher and whether PlayStation titles will then move exclusively to it, but if so, it’ll also likely feature a storefront so players can make purchases and ...

Bring the Arcade Home With Arcade1Up’s ‘NFL Blitz Legends’

Continuing to prove its place as the leader in at-home retro gaming entertainment, Arcade1Up has now announced NFL Blitz Legends. Bringing back the iconic ’90s franchise that served as a mainstay at ’90s arcades, Arcade1Up has put together a unique home arcade machine loaded with NFL Blitz, NFL Blitz ‘99, and NFL Blitz 2000: Gold Edition. Designed to resemble the cabinet found at arcades, NFL Blitz Legends stands five feet tall with NFL legends displayed proudly on the sides, 49-way joysticks, a 17-inch screen, a light-up marquee and branded riser. In addition to Wi-Fi multiplayer and leaderboards, the artwork and gameplay features both retro team logos and uniforms. Partnering with the NFL and the Football Greats Alliance, the remastered release features hundreds of football legends like ...

Fortnite Launches its ‘Dragon Ball Super’ Collaboration

Following tears, Epic Games has now launched its Fortnite collaboration with Dragon Ball Super. Already taking over social media, the team at Epic Games created an expansive team-up that faithfully pays tribute to the iconic franchise. The Fortnite x Dragon Ball Super collaboration is led by four purchasable skins from that in-game shop that let you play as Goku, Vegeta, Beerus, and Bulma. The skins for Goku and Vegeta also feature multiple Super Saiyan forms for more varied play. The in-game shop will also be offering Back Blings, Pickaxes, Gliders, and Emotes such as The Charging Up Emote and The Fusion! Hah!!! Emote. The collaboration will see Battle Royale land in iconic locations from Dragon Ball with players dropping from the Battle Bus on the Nimbus Cloud and picking up the Kamehame...

HHW Gaming: Grammy Award-Winning Producer Hit-Boy Quarterbacking ‘Madden NFL 23’ Soundtrack

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: EA / Madden NFL 23 All of you smell that? It’s the smell of the NFL in the air. Training camps for all teams are open, meaning Madden NFL 23 is around the corner. When you boot up the game, a new soundtrack will have you nodding your head and tapping your feet. Tuesday (Aug.16), EA dropped Madden NFL 23’s official soundtrack on Spotify, and it’s Hip-Hop heavy. The soundtrack features 15 exclusive songs you can only hear first in Madden NFL 23, with appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Ty Dolla $ign, Erica Banks, Cordae, and more. Related Stories What truly makes this year’s soundtrack unique is that 3-time GRAMMY-winning writer/producer/rapper, Hit-Boy will be quarterback, lending his legendary producing and creating 33 exclusive beats for the game’s cin...

Microsoft Documents Reveal PS4 Sold Twice As Many Units As Xbox One

Microsoft hasn’t shared sales numbers for Xbox consoles since 2016 but according to recent court documents from Microsoft, the console is being heavily outperformed by the PlayStation 4. Most people already knew that Microsoft’s Xbox One wasn’t as popular as Sony’s PS4. The consoles were both released in 2013, putting the companies in direct competition with one another. According to recent court documents submitted to Brazil’s national competition regulator, which were then translated by The Verge, Xbox One sales were half of that of the PS4. “Sony has surpassed Microsoft in terms of console sales and installed base, having sold more than twice as many Xbox in the last generation,” Microsoft in the document, translated from Portuguese by The Verge. As of March 2022, Sony reported that it ...