Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's Main Theme Music Revealed; Jack Wall Returns

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has brought back Black Ops composer Jack Wall to do the music once again. Developer Treyarch has confirmed Wall's involvement in the game, and also released the main theme music, which is meant to reflect the '80s and the Cold War period.

Wall told SPIN that he used a number of soft synth instruments to create a "dark, shadowy" feel that felt appropriate to the time period.

"I wanted to create something for the main menu that immediately said very clearly 'Cold War': Reagan, Brezhnev, Soviet choir," Wall said. "I wrote a distinctly 'of the era' Soviet-sounding theme, mixing Soviet choir and orchestra with dark synths. Making music and sounds from the '80s--[using instruments like] Moog Modular, Minimoog, and CS80, as well as other soft synths--to give it that dark, shadowy Black Ops feel in the time of larger-than-life Cold War political figures like Reagan and Brezhnev."

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Darkest Dungeon II Coming to Epic Games Store Early Access in 2021

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Darkest Dungeon developer Red Hook Studios announced that the sequel to the horror RPG will be launching in early access on the Epic Games Store sometime in 2021.

The studio released a teaser trailer, “A Glimmer of Hope,” for Darkest Dungeon II posted below and the game can be added to the wishlist on the Epic Games Store.

“It’s time to face the failures of the past,” the teaser trailer’s description reads. “Lash your gear to the stagecoach, fix your eyes on the horizon, and prepare to roll into Early Access on the Epic Games Store in 2021!”

The sequel was originally announced in February 2019 where the studio said it was planning on tuning up the combat system, exploring “a glimpse of the supernatural apocalypse twisting and distorting the world beyond the estate,” and expressed the sequel could launch as an early access title due to hiring more staff.

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Roblox Passes $2 Billion On Mobile Alone

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The MMO Roblox is performing phenomenally well on mobile. According to Sensor Tower's estimates, the game has now crossed $2 billion in lifetime revenue globally across iOS and Android.

Like other games, Roblox's mobile edition saw its microtransaction revenue surge during the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, May 2020 was the game's biggest month ever, with $113 million in spending.

The US is by far the biggest market for Roblox, accounting for $1.3 billion in lifetime revenue. The UK is No. 2 with $161 million, while Canada comes in third with $81 million, according to Sensor Tower.

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How Insomniac Refined Combat In Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

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Part of living out the superhero fantasy is harnessing your favorite character's abilities and feeling the power they wield. Marvel's Spider-Man did an amazing job of making you feel like Peter Parker by allowing you to zip around New York warehouses and bash bad guys with a plethora of cool spider powers and geeky gadgets. The trick for Insomniac this time around was how it could duplicate the fun of the original system while adapting it for a new hero, Miles.

Join us as we sit down with Cameron Christian, game director at Insomniac Games, as he takes us through how Miles will feel different in combat and how suit mods will make for varied and fun fights with New York City's den of criminals.

We hope you're enjoying this month of coverage on Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales! If you can't wait to learn more about the game, be sure to check out our full thoughts on The GI Show, our primer for who Miles is as a character, and a look at some beautiful PlayStation 5 screenshots!

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Alex Stadnik

Gears 5 Input Lag Is Dramatically Improved On Xbox Series X

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In addition to support for 120fps, Gears 5 on Xbox Series X boasts a dramatic improvement for input latency. The developer announced on Twitter that input latency--which is the amount of time it takes when you trigger an action to when it completes--has been improved by 36% for the campaign and 57% for multiplayer.

According to Microsoft, this results in a "profoundly more responsive experience." We'll have to wait until we get our hands on the game to understand what this feels like, but it definitely looks like a nice upgrade.

As you can see in the charts below, Gears 5 multiplayer on Xbox Series X at 120fps has an average input latency of 37 milliseconds, compared to 85 milliseconds for Xbox One X at 60fps.

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PS5's Launch Lineup and UI Reveal

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On this week's episode of IGN's PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Janet Garcia to discuss the PS5 launch lineup, compare it to the PS4's launch, and break down why we're so excited for the launch. Plus, we dive into the UI reveal for the PS5, some of the latest news on PS4 chat and the PS5's fan, plus much more. [poilib element="accentDivider"] [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=every-game-and-announcement-featured-in-the-playstation-5-showcase-event&captions=true"]
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Ubisoft Connect Wants To Make Cross-Progression A Standard Moving Forward

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Ubisoft is making a big change to its main player services, Uplay and the Ubisoft Club. Going forward, they will live under the Ubisoft Connect umbrella, which is an ambitious platform from the French games publisher that aims to help players stay connected via things like cross-progression and cross-platform support.

Ubisoft Connect will debut on October 29 with the launch of Watch Dogs: Legion. Players who have a Ubisoft account can "play, progress, and stay in touch with friends anywhere."

Ubisoft said the new Connect service will "make cross-platform features a standard moving forward." This kicks off with Legion later this month, while games like Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Immortals Fenyx Rising, and Riders Republic will also support "full cross-progression," Ubisoft said.

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Red Dead Online has a new Halloween Outlaw Pass and zombie game mode

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As it was leaked, so it shall come to pass. Red Dead Online has been updated with a Halloween-themed Outlaw Pass. The new Outlaw Pass has 20 ranks to climb with unlockable rewards and will run through November 16th. A new zombie game mode has been added as well and—wait, hold on. No, it isn’t a follow up to Undead Nightmare, the well-liked zombie expansion for the original Red Dead Redemption.

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Ubisoft games getting cross-play and cross-progression via new Ubisoft Connect service

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Ubisoft has announced it's combining its long-running Uplay and the Ubisoft Club services into one free uber-service, called Ubisoft Connect, which will support cross-play and cross-progression for a raft of upcoming games.

Ubisoft Connect, which the publisher describes as an "ecosystem of players services for Ubisoft games across all platforms", will launch alongside Watch Dogs Legion on 29th October, and offers a combination of loyalty scheme and community features.

Similar to the current Ubisoft Club, Connect will enable players to earn various rewards as they work their way through their purchased games. "It's very simple!", explains the publisher on its FAQ, "Your Ubisoft Account has a level, which can increase by completing challenges and earning Ubisoft Connect XP. The more you play, the more you earn XP and level up".

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Beautiful Atelier Ryza Figure by Wonderful Works Getting a Reprint

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Considering the popularity of Ryza, the protagonist of Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout, it’s not surprising that her figures are quite popular as well.

The figure by Wonderful Works released last summer is coming back with a reprint that will be released in March 2021.

In case you missed the original print, you can pre-order it at Ami Ami or at Good Smile Company’s American store for 17,100 yen ($164) or $196.99 respectively.

The prototype was sculpted in 1/7 scale by SAKAKI Workshops, Yamakatsu, and iTANDi and painted by Hiroshi Michikawa.

You can check out what she looks like in the gallery below.

Here’s how the manufacturers describe the figure.

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Don’t Miss October 2020’s Games with Gold

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With Halloween less than two weeks away, we have a few spooky titles to keep you preoccupied until we are able to celebrate a night of creepy ghouls and filling your pumpkin full of candy. Let’s check out the games that are only available for a limited to time for all Xbox Live Gold members. …

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Ubisoft Connect will support cross-saves for Assassin's Creed Valhalla and other new releases

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Ubisoft’s PC game launcher Uplay is getting a makeover and a name change to extremely straightforward Ubisoft Connect for PC. It may not have a terribly cute nickname, but Ubisoft Connect is bringing cross-progression between PC and consoles, meaning your game’s save data, for new Ubisoft games when it launches on October 29th.

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Lauren Morton

Fortnite Ghost Rider Skin Confirmed In New Leak

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Fortnite is getting a Ghost Rider skin soon, according to data miners. Ghost Rider-related achievements, among other pieces of evidence, have been found within the game's files. Fortnite leaker Hypex tweeted about a new Ghost Rider achievement where players have to drive a vehicle as Ghost Rider.

Fortnite's Season 4 is full of Marvel heroes. Iron Man, Wolverine, Thor, She-Hulk, Mystique, Storm, Groot, and Dr. Doom are available as part of the battle pass. Several of these heroes can also be found roaming the map during games, and you can kill them to gain their powers. Daredevil is currently in the item shop after being released as part of a special Marvel Knockout tournament.

Ghost Rider, played by Nicolas Cage on the silver screen, could be added in a similar tournament. Epic said that there would be three more tournaments, including a grand finale on November 22, that would feature other heroes. We don't know who those heroes will be, though. We do know that data miners have also find evidence that Venom, the fan-favorite villain from Spider-Man, will also be coming to Fortnite.

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Kojima Productions Reportedly Started Recording Music For “Undisclosed Project”

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It’s been a while since the release of Death Stranding, so it’s quite natural to assume that Kojima Production has moved on to its next project.

Today Composer and Audio Director Ludvig Forssell posted on Twitter (via Resetera) providing a glimpse of the first recording for what he defines as an “undisclosed project.”

You can check out the tweet below.

At the moment, we have no specific confirmed hints to what this project could entail.

Hideo Kojima himself showcased concept sketches for a possible new game a while a go, but it’s impossible to know whether those images actually turned into the developer’s new project.

Developers often spend quite some time going through various concepts and ideas, and some never see the light of day.

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Warzone Zombie Royale guide – best loadout, tips, and tricks

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Zombies attack a human player in Warzone's Zombie Royale.

Call of Duty: Warzone’s Zombie Royale is absolute mayhem. I love it. Dropping into Verdansk armed with nothing and ending up with a horde of zombies bearing down on you like ravenous dogs is a terrifying thrill. I’d actually say the feeling of terror I’m always in whilst playing Zombie Royale is an ideal horror experience. Aside from the unfortunate supply box jumpscares, the feeling of constant insecurity thanks to the fact that literally anything can happen and the chaos can always claim you gives me a truly immersive, creeping horror experience. I’m scared to move, I’m terrified of going outside, I’m constantly twitching, checking my six just to make sure a zombie isn’t getting the jump on me. It’s bloody brilliant, and I’ve been on it almost constantly since launch. With that in mind, here are some Zombie Royale tips and tricks to help you not die.

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Darkest Dungeon 2 is going 3D, entering early access next year

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It's been well over 18 months since Red Hook Studios unveiled Darkest Dungeon 2, the sequel to its brilliant but brutal Lovecraft-inspired RPG, and now, after a tortuous wait, the game has resurfaced, along with the news that it's entering early access via the Epic Store next year.

The original Darkest Dungeon, which released in 2016, pitted players against an army of Lovecraftian horrors, battling in turn-based fashion across numerous trap-infested environs. It's biggest thematic trick came in the form of slowly encroaching madness, which would eventually send party members over the edge, imbuing them with (usually) negative quirks that made future excursions that much harder.

The resulting balancing act between deeper exploration and hero preservation managed to be both immensely stressful and unquestionably satisfying, earning the experience a huge following and plenty of critical acclaim.

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Monster Hunter Rise for Nintendo Switch Gets New Art Showing Tetranadon

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Capcom has revealed new artwork for its upcoming Monster Hunter game Monster Hunter Rise.

We get to see one of the iconic monsters coming in the game, Tetranadon, which apparently (and unsurprisingly) is inspired by the Kappa from Japanese folklore.

You can check out the tweets that shared the artwork below.

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Call Of Duty: The Haunting Of Verdansk Brings Tension Back To Warzone

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We were soaring towards Quarry alongside two other teams. I knew we'd have a better chance at taking them out if we landed together towards the back of the location--where we could loot before fighting. Our boots hit the ground and my two teammates, one picking up a molotov cocktail on the way there, ran towards the hum of the chest we could hear inside a nearby building.

"Holy crap! What the hell!?" one of my teammates spouted as he was greeted by a jump scare after opening the chest. He backtracked and threw the molotov cocktail, lighting our other teammate on fire. "Oh s*** man, I'm sorry."

Call of Duty: Warzone's The Haunting of Verdansk event provides dozens of moments like this. The limited-time event that runs through November 3 brings back the same tension that first made battle royales a sensation in 2017. It turns Warzone upside down with creepy environmental changes, a haunted Easter egg hunt with numerous rewards, and two modes that are surprisingly terrifying.

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Watch Dogs: Legion Is $49.94 on Console, Includes Free Next-Gen Upgrade

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It's nearly here. Watch Dogs: Legion is set to release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 29, with a free PS5 and Xbox One upgrade available when those consoles launch. The third installment in the futuristic, tech-focused franchise is headed up by Clint Hocking, the creative director of Far Cry 2, and is set in an open-world version of London. When you need a specialist in your fight against the overbearing government, you can recruit (and play as) any NPC in the world, from hardened criminals to... (checks notes)... grannies? If you're ready to lock in your preorder for Watch Dogs: Legion, you're going to want to know what comes in each edition, how much it costs, and where you can get it.
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Pixelated Roguelike ScourgeBringer Is Now On Game Pass For PC And Xbox One

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This year has seen some great roguelikes, including Supergiant Games' popular Hades, Spelunky 2, and Bloodroots. And another one, ScourgeBringer, is now available on Game Pass.

ScourgeBringer, developed by NeuroVoider creators Flying Oak Games, is a fast-paced free-moving roguelike platformer that's sort of like a crossover between Celeste and Dead Cells. You play as Kyhra, the deadliest warrior of her clan, as you battle tough enemies and even tougher bosses to uncover the truth of what sent the world into the post-apocalypse. ScourgeBringer is available on PC and Xbox One. It can also be played on Xbox Series S/X when the next-gen consoles launch on November 10 for $300 and $500, respectively.

For those who would rather own the game outright, ScourgeBringer is available to purchase for $17 USD on the Microsoft and Steam stores. The game is currently on sale on Steam for $14.44 until October 28. Check out the PC system requirements for ScourgeBringer below.

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