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Escape from Tarkov

Escape from Tarkov is a first-person shooter video game being developed by Russian studio Battlestate Games. A closed alpha of the game was first made available to select users, on 28 December 2016.

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The Sims 4

The Sims 4 is the fourth major title in the life simulation video game series The Sims. Developed by Maxis and The Sims Studio and published by Electronic Arts, The Sims 4 was originally announced on May 6, 2013, and was released in North America on September 2, 2014 for Microsoft Windows. A Mac compatible version of the game was made available for digital download on February 17, 2015. The Sims 4 is the first PC game to top all-format charts in two years. The game has received mixed reviews since its release, with the majority of criticism directed towards its lack of content. Since its launch, it became the best selling PC game of 2014 and 2015. As of June 2018, The Sims 4 has sold over 10,000,000 copies worldwide. To date EA has released five expansion packs, with the most recent being Seasons, which was released on June 22, 2018. There have also been several "game packs" released, including Parenthood which allows the players to shape the characters' children and teenagers as they go through life, as well as free updates that include major changes such as the addition of a toddler life stage that was previously non-existent.

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FIFA 20

FIFA 20 is a football simulation video game published by Electronic Arts as part of the FIFA series. It is the 27th installment in the FIFA series, and was released on 27 September 2019 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is an upcoming 2019 sports video game published and developed by Sega, based on the 2020 Summer Olympics. It is the sixth installment in the Mario & Sonic series, a crossover between Nintendo's Super Mario and Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog franchises, and the first since the Rio 2016 Olympic Games edition. It is scheduled for release on November 1, 2019 in Asia, November 5, 2019 in North America, and on November 8, 2019 for Europe, for Nintendo Switch, and for arcade cabinets sometime in 2020.

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EFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020

eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 is a football simulation video game developed by PES Productions and published by Konami for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game is the 19th installment in the Pro Evolution Soccer series and was launched worldwide on 10 September, and was launched in Asia on 12 September. The new game features a name change with the addition of 'eFootball' within the title, symbolizing a push in the online gaming space with a focus on PESLeague and eFootball Pro tournaments. Lionel Messi returns as the cover star of the standard edition, since his last appearance on the Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 cover, alongside Pro Evolution Soccer ambassadors Serge Gnabry, Miralem Pjanić and Scott McTominay. Ronaldinho will feature on the cover of the legend edition.

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Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley is an indie farming simulation role-playing video game developed by Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone and published by Chucklefish. The game was released for Microsoft Windows in February 2016, with ports for OS X, Linux, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One released later that year. A Nintendo Switch port was released in October 2017, with a PlayStation Vita port in May 2018.

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Pong

Pong is one of the earliest arcade video games. It is a table tennis sports game featuring simple two-dimensional graphics. The game was originally manufactured by Atari, which released it in 1972. Allan Alcorn created Pong as a training exercise assigned to him by Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell. Bushnell based the idea on an electronic ping-pong game included in the Magnavox Odyssey, which later resulted in a lawsuit against Atari. Surprised by the quality of Alcorn's work, Bushnell and Atari co-founder Ted Dabney decided to manufacture the game.

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Grand Theft Auto Online

Grand Theft Auto Online is an online multiplayer action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It was released on 1 October 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and was released on 18 November 2014 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a Microsoft Windows version on 14 April 2015. The game is the online multiplayer mode of Grand Theft Auto V. Set within the fictional state of San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto Online allows up to 30 players to explore the open world and engage in cooperative or competitive game matches. The open world design lets players freely roam San Andreas, which includes open countryside and the fictional city of Los Santos.

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Rocket League

Rocket League is a vehicular soccer video game developed and published by Psyonix. The game was first released for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4 in July 2015, with ports for Xbox One, macOS, Linux, and Nintendo Switch being released later on. In June 2016, 505 Games began distributing a physical retail version for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment taking over those duties by the end of 2017.

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 is a football simulation video game developed by PES Productions and published by Konami for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game is the 18th installment in the PES series and was released on August 28, in North America and for Japan, Europe and Australia on August 30, 2018. Barcelona winger Philippe Coutinho appeared on the front cover of the standard edition while David Beckham appeared on the front cover of the special edition. As well as this, Scottish clubs Celtic and Rangers have been brought to the game along with their stadiums, bringing the world-famous Old Firm rivalry to the gaming world in detail.

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FIFA 19

FIFA 19 is a football simulation video game developed by EA Vancouver and EA Bucharest, as part of Electronic Arts' FIFA series. Announced on 6 June 2018 for its E3 2018 press conference, it was released on 28 September 2018 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows. It is the 26th instalment in the FIFA series. As with FIFA 18, Cristiano Ronaldo appears as the cover athlete of the regular edition, while he and Neymar appear on the Champions and Ultimate Edition packs for the game.

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Euro Truck Simulator 2

Euro Truck Simulator 2 is a vehicle simulation game developed and published by SCS Software for Microsoft Windows, Linux and OS X and was initially released as open development on 19 October 2012. The game is a direct sequel to the 2008 game Euro Truck Simulator and it is the second video game in the Truck Simulator series. The player can drive one of a choice of articulated trucks across a depiction of Europe, picking up cargo from various locations and delivering it. As the game progresses, it is possible for the player to buy more vehicles, depots, and hire other drivers to work for them.

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Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors

Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors is an unreleased video game starring the magician duo Penn & Teller that was planned for release initially on the Sega CD in April 1995. The game is composed of several minigames and an adventure/platform game. All the minigames, with one exception, were made for the sole purpose of enabling the owner of the game to fool their friends by many different means, designating the games "scam minigames" and virtual tricks. Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors is unofficially the video game equivalent of Penn & Teller's Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends video, which has the same purpose, and uses properties of the video medium itself for the tricks.

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games is a crossover sports and party game developed by the Sega Sports R&D Department. It was published by Nintendo in Japan and by Sega in other regions, released on the Wii in November 2007 and the Nintendo DS handheld in January 2008. The first official video game of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, it is licensed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) through exclusive licensee International Sports Multimedia (ISM), and is the first official crossover game to feature characters from both the Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog series.

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Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is an upcoming combat flight action video game developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. An entry in the long-running Ace Combat series, it will be released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in January 2019, and for Microsoft Windows the following month. The PlayStation 4 version will feature exclusive missions for PlayStation VR. Two-player local multiplayer will also be featured. The game is the first of the series using the Unreal Engine 4.