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This Week In Gaming: Our Top Stories – July 31st

From Dorito packets letting secrets slip to new Netflix shows, this week has been a doozy.

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Gaming fans around the world, myself included, let out a collective cry of excitement when we finally got the confirmation we’ve been waiting so long for – we are getting a new Fable game! As part of the latest Xbox showcase, we were treated to the first look at this long-anticipated game that is set to release on the next-gen Xbox Series X.

New Fable Game Announced By Microsoft


Not the news story we expected to publish this week, but here we are. After months of rumors around what the next Call of Duty game title would be, it seems we finally got confirmation, although not from the developers themselves. Nope, this game from a Doritos packet, of all places. As part of a cross-promotion, a packet was spotted that seemingly confirms the next game will, in fact, be Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War Confirmed By Doritos Packet


As far as I’m concerned, we can never have too much Witcher. And, hot off the heels of The Witcher himself, Henry Cavill, building his own PC and causing a social media storm, we got word this week that there will be another show set in the Witcher universe. This time, we’re going back to the start of it all to find out how the first Witcher was created. Hopefully, it’s as good as The Witcher show itself and helps give us more backstory to one of our favorite game series.

Netflix Announces The Witcher: Blood Origin Live-Action Spin-Off


Following in the footsteps of most other big gaming events, CES officially announced this week that their 2021 January event will be going all digital. Not a huge surprise, but it is the first event of 2021 to make this move, showing that the industry is still going to be very different next year thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CES Announces Switch To All-Digital Format For 2021 Show


Grounded released this week on both PC and Xbox One, shooting its way to Steam best-seller in a matter of hours. The game follows a group of kids shrunk down to the size of bugs as they adventure their way through dangerous landscapes. Of course, if you’re wanting to get your hands on this latest release, make sure your PC can handle it with our comprehensive system requirements.

Grounded System Requirements

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We also got some updated slides from AMD this week detailing product releases in the near future. Thanks to these slides, we got confirmation that they will be pivoting their CPU and GPU products to 5nm, for the most part, by 2022. We got a whole bunch more information from the slides as well, which you can check out in our full round-up below.

Updated AMD Roadmap Slides Confirm 5nm Zen 4 CPUs And RDNA 3 GPUs By 2022


There’s been a lot of news around Microsoft Flight Simulator recently, and this week was no different. We finally got confirmation that the upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator will also be releasing on Steam, as well as Xbox Game Pass – great news for those of us who prefer the gaming library giant.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Confirmed For Steam Release

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It’s not long now until we get the full release of the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers game. While this game is dividing fans over whether it’s going to be worth the wait, information on the upcoming beta has started to give us a better look at what might be in store. We did a deep-dive to bring you everything you need to know.

Marvel’s Avengers Beta Deep Dive

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Danielle Hayes

Danielle has been in love with video games ever since her older brothers handed down their PS1 instead of buying her a Christmas present. She grew up fighting her way through epic JRPGs. Now, you're more likely to find her destroying her Sim's lives, causing absolute mayhem over in Azeroth, and slowly paying off her debt to Tom Nook.