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The DLC will release around the holidays, image via Gearbox
Borderlands 3 to release new update to accompany Moxxi Heist DLC

Gearbox has released a new Borderlands 3 holiday DLC "Moxxi's Heist Of The Handsome Jackpot" that will be accompanied by a large update for the game. The update will change some gameplay elements such as enemy stats and will also fix a number of bugs in the game. The game will also be on sale on most platforms.

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Fri Dec 20 - Gamespot
Facebook purchased Spanish cloud gaming company Playgiga for 70 million EUR. Image via Engadget.
Spanish cloud gaming company Playgiga purchased by Facebook

Facebook recently made public its acquisition of Playgiga, a Spanish company that offers cloud gaming services for the regions of Italy, Argentina, Chile and Spain. The acquisition was made for 70 million EUR, and is another step in Facebook's efforts to compete with rival cloud gaming services offered by Google, with Stadia, and Sony, with its Playstation Now service.

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Thu Dec 19 - TheVerge
Mesut Ozil is being removed from PES 2020 in China over Uighur statements. Image via AFP.
Konami removes Ozil from PES 2020 in China after Uighur comments

Arsenal midfielder and star soccer player Mesut Ozil has been removed from Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer's 2020 release in China, after Ozil commented on China's alleged mistreatment of its Uighur Muslim minority. China's state television also removed Arsenal's Premier League game against Manchester City from its schedules due to Ozil's comments.

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Thu Dec 19 - PCGamer
Pokemon Go will also have Lugia available for players, image via MapleRose
Pokemon Go to release new legendary Pokemon Virizon

Pokemon Go has released a new legendary Pokemon for users to capture. Virizon, also known as the third sword of justice, will be available until January 7th. Multiple players will have to team up in order to capture it in 'Raid battles'. Niantic has announced a number of events for the app this month.

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Thu Dec 19 - Gamespot
Jedi Fallen Order has been a huge hit with both fans and critics, image via EA
Respawn may already be working on another Star Wars single player game

Respawn has recently posted some job openings for a Senior Character Artist, Level Designer, and Senior Software Engineer to work on their new 'Star Wars' team. Many are speculating this is because they have already begun work on a sequel project to their recently released smash hit Jedi: Fallen Order.

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Wed Dec 18 - PCGamer
The update will likely release early next year, image via Ubisoft
Ghost Recon : Breakpoint's giant update and event has been delayed

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint's big new 1.1 update that was due to release on December 18th has been delayed. The update was going to come with gameplay changes and a Terminator live event. The game received poor reviews upon release and the developers promised to fix some of the game's largest problems in this update.

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Tue Dec 17 - Gamespot
Surgeon Simulator sequel announced by Bossa Studios. Image via Eurogamer.
Bossa Studios announces Surgeon Simulator sequel

The original Surgeon Simulator hit game was released in 2013, by indie developers Bossa Studios, building on a prototype made by an employee in just under 48 hours for the Global Game Jam competition. The company recently released a trailer for a sequel to Surgeon Simulator featuring multiplayer co-op supporting up to four players, which will be available on the Epic Games store in 2020.

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Tue Dec 17 - PCGamer
This will be the company's first ever large scale game, image via Amazon
Amazon's new MMO game to be released on Steam in May

Amazon is developing a new large scale game called 'New World' and is planning to release it in May. The game is said to include a massive open world that players will be able to explore with their friends. It takes place in a high fantasy setting and will only be available for PC.

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Mon Dec 16 - Gamespot
The popular tabletop creator is getting into the video game industry, image via Wizards of the Coast
Wizards of the Coast to make '7 or 8' Dungeons and Dragons games over next few years

The company behind 'Dungeons and Dragons', one of the most popular tabletop games of all time, is releasing its first video game in years, 'Dark Alliance'. The company has also said that they intend to release a large number of games over the next few years. They have clarified that they do not intend to remake the tabletop game as a video game as of yet.

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Sat Dec 14 - GameIndustry
Microsoft and Sony announced Untitled Goose Game release on Xbox, PS4. Image via House House.
Untitled Goose Game slated for PS4, Xbox release

Recent statements by Microsoft and Sony have announced that they will release Untitled Goose Game on their respective gaming consoles within the next week. The game, by indie developers House House, puts players in control of a goose run amok in a residential area, and has become one of 2019's most popular games due to its irreverent and goofy charm.

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Sat Dec 14 - Gamespot
The game was revealed at the 2019 game awards, image via Rock Paper Shotgun
Surgeon Simulator sequel to have co-op gameplay

The fan-favorite 'Surgeon Simulator' game is finally getting a sequel and according to the trailer, it will include co-op gameplay. The game was officially revealed at the 2019 Game Awards and its developers have promised a number of surprises before the game is released. The platforms that the game will be available on have not been revealed yet.

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Fri Dec 13 - Gamespot
Fast and Furious movie stars announce new Fast and Furious game Crossroads, slated for release in May 2020. Image via IGN.
Trailer released for new Fast and Furious game

Fast and Furious movie stars Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez appeared on stage at the annual Game Awards to announce the trailer for the new Fast and Furious game, Fast and Furious Crossroads. The game seems to possess a dated look inspired by popular racing games in the 2000s, along with digital recreations of Diesel and Rodriguez themselves. Fast and Furious Crossroads releases on Steam in May 2020.

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Fri Dec 13 - PCGamer
Indie hit Disco Elysium scored big at Game Awards, winning more awards than Kojima's Death Stranding. Image via AOTF.
Death Stranding outshone at Game Awards by Disco Elysium

Hideo Kojima's recently released and much-awaited Death Stranding game was expected to win a record accolades at the annual Game Awards, but only managed to garner three, with the most number of awards (four) going to indie hit Disco Elysium, a detective RPG. The coveted Game of the Year award was won by Activision's Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

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Fri Dec 13 - PCGamer
Valve says Half-Life: Alyx will not feature multiplayer mechanics. Image via Valve.
Half-Life: Alyx will be single player only, Valve announces

Valve has revealed that its newest and much-awaited VR addition to the highly popular Half-Life franchise, Half-Life: Alyx, will share the same linear story structure and mechanics of past Half-Life games, with no plans for a multiplayer. Valve's announcement to release the game on VR has boosted Valve's Index headset sales, with the headset occupying the number one seller spot on Steam for several days.

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Thu Dec 12 - TheVerge
Anthem has added new content and cosmetics to the game, image via EA
Anthem has released a giant new Winter update

EA, the studio that created Anthem, has released a new winter update for the game. The update has changed the cosmetics of the game by adding snow and has also added a large amount of new content including missions and weapons. The developers have also fixed a large number of bugs that were present in the game.

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Thu Dec 12 - Gamespot
Capcom's Resident Evil 3 remake, details revealed in first trailer. Image via Capcom.
Details revealed for Resident Evil 3 remake

Capcom recently announced it would be remaking part 3 of its highly popular Resident Evil series, after 2019's critically and commercially Resident Evil 2 remake. The game will be released on April 3, 2020 on PS4, and will feature a multiplayer mode based on the Resident Evil Resistance mechanic of 1v4 players.

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Wed Dec 11 - gamespot
Bungie intends to fix these issues in a future update, image via Microsoft
Destiny's new update and season may have a number of issues

Bungie has released a new Destiny 2 update and started the new season, 'Season of Dawn', on December 10th. The new season is said to have a large number of glitches and problems, some of which are easily reversible while others may take an entirely new update to fix. Bungie has addressed most of these problems and does intend to resolve them soon.

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Wed Dec 11 - Gamespot
The game will not be out for several years, image via 2K
2K is developing an all new Bioshock game

2K, the studio behind the beloved BioShock franchise, has announced that a new BioShock game is now officially in development. They refused to release any other information except that the game will likely remain in development for the next several years. The game is going to be developed by Cloud Chamber, a newly created game studio.

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Tue Dec 10 - Gamespot
Developers will be able to keep a larger share of in game purchases now, image via Epic
Epic Games store to allow game developers to use any payment method for in game purchases

The Epic Games Store is attracting more and more exclusives by incentivizing developers. First, they gave developers a larger share of sales revenue and now they have announced that developers will be able to implement whatever in-game purchase system they want. This may allow developers to keep more of the profits from these in-game sales.

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Mon Dec 09 - Gamespot
First trailer out for Twin Peaks VR, based on the TV show's setting. Image via Gamespot.
Long-awaited Twin Peaks VR game trailer released

After an announcement made the previous year that hit TV series Twin Peaks would be getting a video game based on the show, there were no more developments besides a promise that the game would launch within 2019. The VR game's trailer has finally been released, featuring settings from the TV show. The game will be available on Steam in late December.

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Mon Dec 09 - PCGamer
Star Wars is coming to Fortnite again, with a scene from the new movie being featured in the game's cinema. Image via Epic Games.
Fortnite will feature new Star Wars film scene

After Fortnite players earlier in the year were treated to stormtrooper skins and a Star Destroyer flying above the map, Fortnite has announced another collaboration with Star Wars where the game's cinema will feature a scene from the new Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker. In-game notifications informed players that the cinema's doors open at 1:30 pm EST.

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Sun Dec 08 - PCGamer
Sony has so far made no announcements regarding their next gen consoles, image via Getty Images
Sony to reveal new games at Playstation's Final State of Play 2019

Sony is going to air the year's final State of Play on the 10th of December and they have promised around 20 minutes of new game reveals, gameplay footage and release dates. However, they have remained completely silent when asked about their next-generation console plans. Many fans are speculating that the Resident Evil 3 remake will be announced this year.

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Sun Dec 08 - Gamespot
Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection features Black Flag, popular for its unique naval combat and sea-faring story. Image via Ubisoft.
Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection released on Nintendo Switch

Assassin's Creed: Black Flag and Assassin's Creed: Rogue, released in 2013, which rose to popularity due to their unique and refreshing naval combat mechanics, have been bundled in the Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection and released exclusively for the Nintendo Switch, priced at 40 USD. The collection features all downloadable content released for the games, while also including two new story additions.

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Sat Dec 07 - GamesRadar
League of Legends is currently one of the most popular games in the world, image via Riot Games
League of Legends has its own brand new publishing label

Riot Games has announced that they are creating a separate publishing label that will focus entirely on League of Legends games. This label will partner with a number of smaller studios to work on different games. They have not announced any games or partners as of yet but have said a number of projects are in the works.

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Sat Dec 07 - TheVerge
The peacekeeper was one of the most popular weapons in the game, image via EA
Apex legends has finally fixed its most overpowered weapon

Apex Legends developers have made the 'Peacekeeper Shotgun' less effective in an effort to make the gun less dominant in the game. The shotgun previously had a much larger spread, which allowed players to score cheap or unearned kills with it. The developers have said that the gun will now require a more skilled player to be as effective.

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Fri Dec 06 - Gamespot