Middle-earth: Shadow of War Season Pass Detailed

Warner Bros. has announced details regarding the future of Middle-earth: Shadow of War – the latest video game to be set in JRR Tolkein’s fantasy universe – and it certainly gives players plenty to look forward to, particularly anyone who has invested in the Season Pass.

Over the next couple of months, two new tribes of Orc will be introduced to Shadow of War, with the Slaughter tribe arriving in November and the Outlaw tribe following in December. Both expansions will introduce new tribal fortresses along with throne rooms, monuments and outposts, as well as new Epic and Legendary Orcs which can be defeated for enhanced loot, including brand new Legendary gear...

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Rockstar Didn't Think GTA 5 Single Player DLC Was "Possible or Necessary"

Rockstar has said that its much-criticized decision not to release single-player story DLC for GTA 5 was because the developer didn’t feel that content was “possible or necessary”.

Speaking to Game Informer, Rockstar director of design Imran Sarwar explained that while it may may release story expansions for its future games, GTA 5 was simply too broad and taxing a project for it to receive one.

“With GTA V, the single-player game was absolutely massive and very, very complete. It was three games in one. The next-gen versions took a year of everyone’s time to get right, then the online component had a lot of potential, but to come close to realizing that potential also sucked up a lot of resources. And then there are other games – in particular Red Dead Redemption II.

“The combination...

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4 Xbox 360 Games Getting Xbox One X Enhancements

Microsoft’s Xbox backwards compatibility team is adding Xbox One X-specific enhancements to four high-profile Xbox 360 games that are already playable on Xbox One: Halo 3, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Fallout 3, and Assassin’s Creed. All four updates will be available for free to anyone who owns the game on November 7, the same day the Xbox One X launches.

Some titles now have 10-bit color depth unlocked where they previously had 8-bit, others have HDR lighting enabled, and all have nine times the on-screen pixels. I got to see Halo 3 running in a developer mode that clearly showcased the difference. The left half of the screen was standard Xbox 360 emulation on Xbox One, which already offers framerate smoothing and other subtle benefits...

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Every Ever Looks at Every Single Mortal Kombat Fighter

Want to learn more about some of your favorite games, hardware, and the history behind them? With our encyclopedic series Every Ever, we take a deep dive into the most iconic games, characters, and franchises in all of gaming, and break them down with expert analysis.

Each episode of the show will air first exclusively on Facebook’s new “Watch” platform, so be sure to follow Every Ever on Facebook if you want to see it before it airs in the weeks following on IGN, our apps, and places like YouTube.

Episode 2 – Every Mortal Kombat Character Ever

In Episode 2, Every Ever turns its sights to the brutal moves and awesome fatalities of every single Mortal Kombat fighter...

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Star Wars Actor Andy Serkis Says New Trailer Nails The Last Jedi's Tone and Feel

“I thought the trailer was spectacular, and very intense. It absolutely reflects the tone and the feel of the movie,” Star Wars: The Last Jedi actor Andy Serkis, who plays Supreme Leader Snoke via performance-capture, told us over the phone this week when asked for his reaction to the film’s brand new trailer.

Serkis added, “I do think this movie is going to really surprise people with its plotline and story and its tension in it.”

Serkis, whose directorial debut, Breathe, opened in limited release this weekend, went on to praise The Last Jedi’s director, Rian Johnson.

“Working with Rian, he’s again, a fine, fine director. He totally owned this world, and he’s a great actor’s director too,” Serkis said...

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Assassin's Creed Origins Season Pass Content Detailed

Ubisoft has detailed the content included in the Assassin’s Creed Origins season pass, as well as a host of free content that will be made available to players post-launch.

In a post on the Ubisoft blog, Ubisoft revealed Assassin’s Creed Origins will have two major DLC packs included in the season pass. “The Hidden Ones” will launch in January 2018 and will take place years after the events of the main game. It will feature a growing Brotherhood as they clash with an occupying Roman force, and will raise the level cap for players.

The second DLC pack, “The Curse of the Pharoahs,” will launch in March 2018 and will focus on Egyptian mythology. Players will battle undead pharaohs and other monsters with new skills and a further increased level cap.

The season pass will include both DLC pack...

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Learn About Egyptian History in Assassin's Creed Origins

Assassin’s Creed Origins will get an educational mode early next year called Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt.

Ubisoft says the free update will let players explore Ancient Egypt in Assassin’s Creed Origins without worrying about combat or time constraints. This includes visiting Alexandria, Memphis, the Nile Delta, Great Sand Sea and more.

Learn About Egyptian History in Assassin's Creed Origins
Early next year Ubisoft will add an educational mode to Assassin’s Creed Origins called Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt.

Throughout these locations in Assassin’s Creed Origins there will be guided tours, according to Ubisoft. For example, you will be able to learn about the life of Cleopatra or the mummification process.

“It’s a dream come true for us to offer Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt, an e...

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New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Poster Revealed

A brand new poster for the next installment of the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has been revealed.

The official Star Wars Twitter account has released the new poster for The Last Jedi ahead of tonight’s new trailer reveal, which director Rian Johnson warns some fans might want to avoid.

New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Poster Revealed
The latest poster from the Star Wars Twitter account.

The poster features images of the cast, including Rey wielding a lightsaber as well as General Organa.

Hope Corrigan is an Australian freelance writer for IGN. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.



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The Dynamic Between Batman and Wonder Woman in Justice League

Wonder Woman and Batman know how to work together in Justice League.

In an interview with US Weekly, Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) and Ben Affleck (Batman) spoke about how the two superheroes have changed since their fight with Doomsday in Batman v Superman.

According to Gadot, Diana Prince is more mature now since her solo adventure during World War II and “understands the enemy better than anyone else.” Meanwhile, Batman is “finding hope again” in Justice League, and has to find a way to “open up and play well with others.”

Fighting side by side with Superman and witnessing his death is what really made Wonder Woman and Batman feel closer to each other.

“Since they’ve fought together, they know each other’s strengths,” said Gadot.

“They also understand the hope Superman stood for, that wa...

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God Eater 3 Officially Revealed

After teasing a new installment in the God Eater franchise several months ago, Bandai Namco has officially pulled back the curtain on God Eater 3.

For an early glimpse at the next entry in the popular action role-playing series, check out the official announcement trailer for God Eater 3 below:

There’s currently no word when or what platforms the game will be released for, with Bandai Namco only specifying that God Eater 3 will get a worldwide release for home consoles.

In the game, players will be able to team up with their fellow God Eaters and use their special God Arc weapons to slay the monstrous beasts called Aragami that are wreaking havoc upon the world.

Bandai Namco confirmed a new God Eater project was in the works by revealing a teaser trailer at Tokyo Game Show 2016...

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