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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.”

Check out the trailer below. Warning: You may want to mute depending on your 'music' taste though...

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.

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Rumour: There's a Crash Team Racing announcement incoming

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Rumour: There's a Crash Team Racing announcement incoming

Riding on the coat tails of the commercial and critical success of the Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy remaster, it looks like we could see our favourite marsupial and his fury friends are making a comeback to the kart racing genre. After Mario Kart moved some serious numbers on the Nintendo Switch, it's clear gamers still hold a strong affinity for the genre. Older PlayStation fans will likely have fond memories of Crash Team Racing and it would make sense for Activision to pounce on that gap in the market for PlayStation and Xbox gamers.

This new rumour comes via PlayStation Access presenter Hollie Bennett, who tweeted a picture of a pair of bright orange fluffy dice accompanied by a card that reads "sliding into the Game Awards on 6/12 - Anonymous". It's hard to imagine what else this could be other than an impending announcement for a new or remastered entry in the Crash Team Racing franchise.

The 6th of December just so happens to be when the 20198 Game Awards are taking place and we already have confirmation that over ten new announcements will occur during the show. It's not a stretch to assume one of these will be Crash related, especially considering the fan outcry that the original game was nowhere to be seen on the newly released PlayStation Classic console.

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Epic Games is taking on Steam with a new digital store

Epic Games is taking on Steam with a new digital store

The developers of Fortnite are gearing up to take on Steam, announcing the Epic Games Store and plans to launch in the coming months.

"As developers ourselves, we wanted two things: a store with fair economics, and a direct relationship with players," said Epic Games.

The store will launch with a collection of curated games for PC and Mac, with plans to release to Android and "other open platforms" throughout 2019.

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Bethesda to replace Fallout nylon bag with canvas version

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Bethesda to replace Fallout nylon bag with canvas version

Bethesda is dousing more flames associated with the dumpster fire that is Fallout 76's launch.

As if the poor reception to the game wasn't enough, Bethesda's customer service team are needing a few attempts to get things right as well.

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
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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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Darksiders III Review
Review
Darksiders III Review
Fury is not to be trifled with!
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Thursday 29 November

Wednesday 28 November

More Red Dead Online details revealed
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More Red Dead Online details revealed
Time to get the posse back together!