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Monster Hunter World Iceborne expansion announced

Monster Hunter World Iceborne expansion announced

While accepting the award for Best Role-Playing Game at the 2018 Game Awards, Monster Hunter World developers teased upcoming announcements for the game – and now we know just what they had up their sleeve.

A massive new expansion for the game, titled Iceborne is coming to consoles in Spring 2019 with new quests, monsters, gear, and areas.

The expansion will also continue the storyline from the main campaign.

In addition to announcing Iceborne, Capcom also revealed a collaboration with CD Projekt Red – the developers of The Witcher series.

The Game Awards

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch

There were a few big announcements at last week's Game Awards, but one announcement, in particular, seemed to come out of left field. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order was announced and surprisingly will be exclusive to the Nintendo Switch in 2019.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 was originally released all the way back in 2009 and fans (and myself included) have been hungry for more ever since.

Check out the details from Marvel below:

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Farming Simulator 19 Sells 1 Million Copies

Farming Simulator 19 Sells 1 Million Copies

Farming Simulator 19 developers, Giants Software have announced a rather impressive milestone for their ever popular sim. In just ten days the game has sold a whopping 1 million copies, which is made even more impressive by the fact that the release window was full of triple-A blockbuster games.

Christian Amman, CEO of GIANTS Software stated “It's incredible to see the impact of the team's hard work. Farming Simulator 19 offers so many new opportunities and our players are thrilled about them. Never before has a Farming Simulator game reached the one million mark so quickly and we are proud and happy that so many players join us on this amazing journey.”

GIANTS Software have attributed the games phenomenal success to "a graphical overhaul, new gameplay possibilities, and the addition of John Deere to the roster of vehicles", which certainly help to add an extra layer of that sweet simulation authenticity fans of the genre look for.

The Game Awards

Mortal Kombat 11 releasing April 2019

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Mortal Kombat 11 releasing April 2019

At this year's Game Awards event, NetherRealm Studios Director and Mortal Kombat ko-founder Ed Boon made an appearance on stage to give an award, which quickly turned out to be a surprise announcement for Mortal Kombat 11.

The ultra-violent trailer shows an evil (red lighting always = evil) Raiden duking it out with a slightly different looking Scorpion in a vicious bout that ends with our favourite yellow ninja a little light-headed and decidedly dead. Suddenly another Scorpion appears wearing his classic costume as he proceeds to rip poor Raiden to shreds. The trailer then cuts to a mysterious character with a giant sand hour-glass, so it's highly likely we'll be seeing some more time-bending tomfoolery first introduced in 2011's series reboot.

“It’s exciting to finally announce Mortal Kombat 11 and showcase what the team has been working on,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. “Our Custom Character Variation System opens up an infinite amount of options for players to personalize their favorite fighters. We can’t wait until January when we’ll be showing more of the game."

The Game Awards

Crash Team Racing remaster is coming to consoles

Crash Team Racing remaster is coming to consoles

The rumour of a Crash Team Racing remaster has proven true with a trailer reveal at the Game Awards on Friday.

In addition to remastered HD visuals, Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled will include online multiplayer, while games modes including Adventure, Time Trials, Battle Mode, and Arcade Single & Cup races will all be returning.

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CS:GO is now free to play with a Battle Royale mode

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CS:GO is now free to play with a Battle Royale mode

Valve's Counter Strike: Global Offensive is now free to play.

The developer made the announcement today while revealing a new battle royale mode – Danger Zone.

Danger Zone will feature weapons from CS:GO's classic arsenal including pistols, SMGs, rifles and heavy weapons. Like other royale titles, players will start each round with a knife and will need to scavenge supplies to survive.

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After years of waiting, Below finally has a release date

After years of waiting, Below finally has a release date

Announced way back in 2013 when the world was a better place, Capybara Games' incredible looking roguelike dungeon crawler Below has seen numerous delays, but will finally see the light of day on December 14.

in a chat with Games Industry biz, co-founder and President of Capybara, Nathan Vella was open about the fact that they announced the game far too early.

"We're definitely not going to announce things too early [in future], that's for sure. That's the No.1 learning. We know a lot more about when games are ready to be discussed. In the five years since we announced, we've learned a lot and that's a big chunk of our experience."

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Ubisoft teases a Far Cry apocalypse in new trailer

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Ubisoft teases a Far Cry apocalypse in new trailer

Ubisoft has teased the next entry in the Far Cry series.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world that looks to follow on from the events of Far Cry 5, if the opening sequences are anything to go by.

It's unclear if this will be a direct sequel or a spin-off – at this point Ubisoft has simply confirmed that it will be a new game, and not DLC.

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Starbreeze offices raided on suspicion of insider trading

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Starbreeze offices raided on suspicion of insider trading

Following Starbreeze studios announcement that it would be filing for reconstruction and letting go if its CEO, the studio has had its headquarters in Stockholm raided on suspicion of insider trading.

According to Variety, the raid lead to the seizure of equipment (because you can't ever really delete anything for good) and the arrest of one unnamed person.

Reports state that Starbreeze's departing finance manager and CEO both sold their stake in the company in November. Since then, the company's stock price plummeted a whopping 80 percent due the poor reception of the studios recent game, Overkill's The Walking Dead.

Tuesday 11 December

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch
The Game Awards
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch
Didn't see that one coming did ya bub.
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Monster Hunter World Iceborne expansion announced
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Monster Hunter World Iceborne expansion announced
Playable Geralt of Rivia coming early 2019
Farming Simulator 19 Sells 1 Million Copies
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Farming Simulator 19 Sells 1 Million Copies
Grow anything you like, and no one has to know...
The Outer Worlds gameplay looks amazing
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The Outer Worlds gameplay looks amazing
A wonderful palate cleanser
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Monday 10 December

Mortal Kombat 11 releasing April 2019
The Game Awards
Mortal Kombat 11 releasing April 2019
Savage track on a savage trailer
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Crash Team Racing remaster is coming to consoles
The Game Awards
Crash Team Racing remaster is coming to consoles
2 Fast, 2 Furry-ous.

Friday 7 December

CS:GO is now free to play with a Battle Royale mode
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CS:GO is now free to play with a Battle Royale mode
Goin' right into the Danger Zone.
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Ape Out - Unleashed February 7
Trailer
Ape Out - Unleashed February 7
More like Hotline Harambe...
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Review
Review
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Review
Smash is back and bigger than ever!
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Thursday 6 December

Ubisoft teases a Far Cry apocalypse in new trailer
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Ubisoft teases a Far Cry apocalypse in new trailer
Full reveal at Game Awards tomorrow
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Starbreeze offices raided on suspicion of insider trading
News
Starbreeze offices raided on suspicion of insider trading
Gotta get that payday somehow
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Tuesday 4 December

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Review
Review
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Review
You haven't seen an Apocalypse quite like this before.
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Friday 30 November

What are you playing this weekend?
Weekend Gaming
What are you playing this weekend?
So many games, so little time!
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