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New Tom Clancy Game Reveal Tomorrow

A tweet from Ubisoft reveals plans to unveil a new Tom Clancy game tomorrow. We are told to tune in via YouTube tomorrow at 2:00 pm EDT for a first look. Twitter is currently going crazy with speculation that this will be a new Splinter Cell game. We shall see. Here's all we know for now:
Tomorrow, things are going to get wild

Tune in at 11AM PT / 8PM CEST for the worldwide reveal of a brand-new game in the Tom Clancy’s universe.
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Warframe Reveals The New War Expansion and Crossplay Plans

At this weekend's Tennocon 2021, Digital Extremes announced The New War, a content expansion for Warframe that will arrive in the free-to-play shooter later this year. It's not specified exactly when the launch will arrive, but the plan is to bring it to the game on all platforms simultaneously. This is a part of a commitment to coordinate all futures launches in the same way to support the game's upcoming crossplay and cross-save functionality. Word is: "During TennoLive, DE demonstrated the in-development Cross Save and Cross Play functionality, which will empower Warframe players to seamlessly continue their adventure in the Origin System, as well as matchmake [sic] with other players, across every platform that Warframe is available on. DE also surprised viewers by confirming that Warframe is currently working for mobile devices and is actively in development." Here's a The New War Reveal Trailer and more on the plan and how it was unveiled:
Over an action-packed, cinematic, live gameplay demo of nearly 30 minutes, The New War shocked audiences by showing Corpus Engineer Veso, Grineer Soldier Kahl-175, and even fan-favorite Dax warrior Teshin -- all playable in a Quest for the first-time ever. With Earth’s mightiest bastion, Cetus, burning and the pride of the Corpus fleet lying in ruins, the combined strength of the Tenno and their allies might be the key to this new war. Rebecca Ford, Live Operations and Community Director at Digital Extremes, “The New War will continue Warframe’s very personal and intimate storyline with a dramatic narrative, unexpected experiences and cinematic action sequences like we showcased today.”

Digital Extremes also continued their tradition of bringing the Warframe community together and enhancing the TennoLive viewing experience with a one-time only, in-game Relay event. This year, players experienced an immersive reminder of some of their most momentous and shocking plot moments to date, as well as an unexpected first-ever look at Nidus Prime and a classroom of Tenno inside the fabled Zariman.
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NightDive Teasing PowerSlave Remake?

NightDive CEO PowerSteve tweets a teaser, presumably for the next classic game to get one of NightDive's modernized makeovers. There's a discussion of what game the image is from, but the favorite theory is PowerSlave, aka Exhumed (thanks PCGamesN). For a refresher, here's a trailer and description of this Build-engine first-person shooter from its GOG.com Listing:
Destination: The ancient Egyptian city of Karnak. Alien forces possessing horrifying powers have sealed off the once thriving community from all outside contact. As a covert operations specialist, you have been trained for all forms of contingencies. Nothing can prepare you, however, for the nightmare you are about to enter...

Features:

  • First-person viewpoint action.
  • 20+ levels of nonstop gameplay through an ancient Egyptian city and the tomb of the Pharaoh Ramses.
  • Real time fully 3D rendered gameplay allows you to move between floors within a single level
  • Cross bridges and swim through underwater grottoes.
  • With just a machete to start, search for 7 other weapons including hand grenades, a flame thrower, an M-60 machine gun, and a magical cobra staff.
  • Dynamic lighting creates stunning visual effects.
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Out of the Blue

While browsing around I saw something that I couldn't believe at first, but a quick verification shows to be true. Warning, disturbing observation about how old we're all getting follows. Wil Wheaton is now 48 years old. Sir Patrick Stewart took on the role of Jean-Luc Picard in 1987 when he was 47. Yup, Will Wheaton is now older than Patrick Stewart was at the onset of Star Trek: The Next Generation. I keep repeating "make it not so," but it seems to remain true nonetheless.

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