News | Ninth Season and New Mode for The Division 2 Revealed

Ubisoft has revealed Season 9 for Tom Clancy's The Division 2. This includes a new game mode. The new content will be available this Thursday.

Season 9 starts next Thursday and is called Hidden Alliance. The season adds a big new boss named Captain Lewis. Players must kill four mini bosses before taking on Lewis to stop the True Sons gang from taking over Washington DC.

The new season also introduces a completely new mode called Countdown. Two teams consisting of four players are given fifteen minutes to stabilize a nuclear power plant. Teams start at different places in the level and must work together to overcome this challenge.

Ubisoft has also announced that a season 10 and 11 should be released this year. The company previously announced that it is working on a free-to-play game in the series called The Division: Heartland, but almost nothing is known about it yet. It is clear, however, that it must retain known elements from series. In this way the third person view is preserved. Also, players can play alone or with up to three other gamers.

Those interested in trying out The Division 2 can play the game for free this Friday through Sunday on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, Epic Games Store, and Ubisoft Connect.

News | Resident Evil-crossover in The Division 2 is nu live

The previously announced Resident Evil crossover in Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is available now.

The crossover was announced during the Resident Evil livestream last month. This to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Capcom horror franchise.

The Division 2 players can now unlock a variety of classic Resident Evil skins. These are skins based on the characters Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Rebecca Chambers and the tactical gear of Umbrella’s strike team.

There are also masks based on the Nemesis and emblems for the backpack or arm based on an Ink Ribbon, the T-Virus, S.T.A.R.S., Umbrella Corp. and Raccoon City Police Department available.

The various skins and extras can be unlocked by unlocking special event caches with Apparel Keys collected in the game. It can also be purchased through the in-game Division 2 store.

The crossover event is available through February 15th. More details can be found on this blog.

News | Nominations BAFTA Game Awards announced

The nominations for the BAFTA Game Awards were announced on Tuesday on the award show's website.

The most striking nominations ais the Untitled Goose Game, which recently won Game of The Year at the DICE Awards. And is now again nominated for best game of the year. The game is also nominated for the best family game of the year.

Best Game

Control– Remedy Entertainment, 505 Games

Outer Wilds– Annapurna Interactive, Mobius Digital

Luigi’s Mansion 3– Nintendo, Next Level Games

Untitled Goose Game– House House, Panic

Disco Elysium– ZA/UM

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – Activision, From Software

Best artistic achievement

Concrete Genie – Pixelopus

Control – Remedy Entertainment, 505 Games

Sayonara Wild Hearts – Simogo,Annapurna

Knights and Bikes – Double Fine Productions, Foam Sword Games, Foam Sword

Disco Elysium – ZA/UM

British Game Award

Knights and Bikes– Double Fine Productions, Foam Sword

Heaven’s Vault– Inkle

Planet Zoo– Frontier Developments

DiRT Rally Day One Edition 2.0- Codemasters

Observation– Devolver Digital, No Code

Total War: Three Kingdoms– Sega, Creative Assembly

Best debut

Manifold Garden – William Chyr Studio

Ape Out – Devolver Digital, Bennett Foddy, Gabe Cuzzillo, …

Knights and Bikes – Double Fine Productions, Foam Sword Games, Foam Sword

Katana Zero – Devolver Digital, Askiisoft

Disco Elysium – ZA/UM

Best new IP

Control – Remedy Entertainment, 505 Games

The Outer Worlds – Obsidian Entertainment, Private Division

Untitled Goose Game – House House, Panic

Disco Elysium – ZA/UM

Death Stranding – Kojima Productions, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Baba is you – Hempuli Oy

Best multiplayergame

Luigi’s Mansion 3 – Nintendo, Next Level Games

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Infinity Ward, Activision

Borderlands 3 – Gearbox Software, 2K Games

Apex Legends – Respawn Entertainment, EA

Tick Tock: A Tale for Two – Other Tales Interactive

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2-Massive Entertainment, Ubisoft

Best evolving game

Fortnite – Epic Games

No Man’s Sky Beyond – Hello Games

Apex Legends – Chad Grenier, Drew McCoy

Path of Exile – Grinding Gear Games

Destiny 2 – Bungie

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers – Square Enix

‘Game Beyond Entertainment’

Neo Cab – Chance Agency, Fellow Traveller

Life is Strange 2 – Square Enix, Dontnod Entertainment

Ring Fit Adventure – Nintendo

Civilization VI: Gathering Storm – 2K Games, Firaxis Games

Kind Words (lo fi chill beats to write to) – Popcannibal, Clark Aboud, Ziba Scott

Death Stranding – Kojima Productions, Sony Interactive Entertainment

Best family game

Concrete Genie – Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, Pixelopus

Wattam – Annapurna Interactive, Funomena

Luigi’s Mansion 3 – Nintendo, Next Level Games

Knights and Bikes – Double Fine Productions, Moo Yu, Foam Sword, …

Untitled Goose Game – House House, Panic

Vacation Simulator – Owlchemy Labs

Best mobile-game (Chosen by the  public)

Tangle Tower – SFB Games

What the Golf? – Triband

Dead Man’s Phone: Interactive Crime Drama – Electric Noir Studios

Pokémon GO – Niantic

Call of Duty: Mobile – TiMi Studios, Tencent Games

Assemble with Care – ustwogames

Best technical prestation

Control – Remedy Entertainment, 505 Games

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Activision, Infinity Ward

Metro Exodus – 4A Games, Deep Silver

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – Activision, From Software

Death Stranding – Kojima Productions, Sony Interactive Entertainment

A Plague Tale – Asobo Studio, Focus Home Interactive