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God of War Studio’s Unannounced Second Project Is Seemingly Still in the Works

Sony Santa Monica’s unannounced second project looks like it’s still in the works, according to a job listing for an Art Director position at the studio.

A tweet from the official Sony Santa Monica account (below) notes that the studio is “seeking an experienced Art Director for the development of a new unannounced title”. There’s not much else to go on in the job listing itself, beyond the fact that it’s aiming to be a “genre-defining” game, and that it will involve “characters and creatures”.

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MOBA Spin-Off Auto Chess Is… Becoming Its Own MOBA

Drodo and Dragonest, the creators of  MOBA spin-off Auto Chess, has revealed it is creating a MOBA game of its own, similar to League of Legends and Dota 2.

Announced in a tweet, Drodo’s MOBA approach appears to be fairly conventional of the genre, but it will feature some refinements such as the ability to destroy objects such as trees on the map, adding an extra layer of micro-level tactics to the game.

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Matt Damon Reportedly Joins Cast of Thor: Love and Thunder

Matt Damon has reportedly landed in Australia to quarantine for two weeks ahead of production on Thor: Love and Thunder.

As reported by local news outlet News.com.au, Damon and his family were spotted disembarking a private jet in Sydney on Sunday before they reportedly moved into a private facility to undertake a mandatory 14-day quarantine to help prevent any potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Once the isolation period elapses, it’s believed that Damon will head out for the Thor 4 shoot.

“I’m so excited that my family and I will be able to call Australia home for the

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Nintendo Switch Accounted for 87% of All Consoles Sold in Japan in 2020

With nearly 6 million units sold, Nintendo Switch consoles accounted for 87% of all console sales in Japan in 2020.

According to Famitsu/KADOKAWA data (via GamesIndustry.biz), the normal Nintendo Switch sold 3.9 million units, while the Switch Lite sold over 2 million.

There were 6.85 million consoles sold in Japan in 2020, and PS4 came in second place with around 543,000 units. PS5 sold over 255,000 units.

Japan’s game market brought in over $3.5 billion, which is up 12.5% year-over-year. Console hardware sales and boxed game sales saw increases year-over-year of 16.4% and 9%, respectively.

Nintendo also accounted for

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Will The New Mortal Kombat Movie Be Good or Bad-Good? – IGN Now

Will The New Mortal Kombat Movie Be Good or Bad-Good? – IGN Now
New images from the R-rated Mortal Kombat movie reboot have been revealed, and they look sick as hell. Director Simon McQuoid promised the movie will earn its 'R' and feature the violence and gore the video game series is known for. But is that enough? Will this new reboot be silly and campy like the original 1995 Mortal Kombat flick? Let's pore over these images with a fine-toothed comb until a trailer drops…or wait until April 16 when Mortal Kombat arrives on HBO Max.

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‘Not Even EA Thought A Way Out Would Sell’

Amid the games industry’s constant push-pull between contained single-player stories and sprawling multiplayer experiences, Josef Fares and his studio Hazelight keep making things that sit somewhere in the middle. 2018’s A Way Out, and 2021’s It Takes Two are both well-presented, start-to-finish stories built around set protagonists, just like the titans of the single-player world. But they can also only be played in co-op (whether in-person or online), enforcing some of the competitive camaraderie of multiplayer onto that familiar structure, and adding new challenges and ideas that single player games simply can’t.

Fares has, in effect, created a new genre

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