Watch the Gamescom 2021 Opening Night Live showcase here

Here's where you can watch the Gamescom Opening Night Live broadcast.

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Gamescom rivals E3 as one of the biggest gaming events of the year. Many of the industry’s biggest companies bring announcements for their upcoming releases to the event to share with audiences across the world. Though the ongoing pandemic means a second-straight year without an in-person Gamescom, Geoff Keighley and company are once again putting on the show as an all-digital event. Let’s dig into how you can watch Gamescom Opening Night Live.

Watch the Gamescom 2021 Opening Night Live showcase here

Gamescom Opening Night Live will take place today, August 25, 2021, at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET. The event will be streamed live on the official Gamescom YouTube channel. In addition to that, we here at Shacknews will be co-streaming the event on our own Twitch channel, which you can watch using the video embed above.

Gamescom Opening Night Live is sure to be stuffed with announcements from a range of different developers. Host Geoff Keighley has already teased a Saints Row reboot, an update on Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, and much more. There are several recognizable games on the list of official Gamescom 2021 partners, such as Bandai Namco, Xbox Game Studios, Warner Bros. Games, and PlayStation. The event will run for roughly two hours and will be available as a VOD following its conclusion.

That’s how you can watch Gamescom Opening Night Live and catch all of the major announcements being made in the gaming world. If you can’t watch the stream, no need to fear, we’ll be updating the Gamescom 2021 topic page here on Shacknews with all of the news coming out of the event.

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    August 25, 2021 7:25 AM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Watch the Gamescom 2021 Opening Night Live showcase here

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      August 25, 2021 10:03 AM

      Getting ready here. Anticipating the reveal of the new NMS expansion.

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      August 25, 2021 10:26 AM

      I am ready. Saints Row is confirmed for the pre-show which starts in 5 minutes

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        August 25, 2021 10:31 AM

        Well, apparently another 8 minutes... :)

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      August 25, 2021 10:39 AM

      King of Fighters 15

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      August 25, 2021 10:42 AM

      Nine To Five tactical FPS

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      August 25, 2021 10:43 AM

      BUS SIMULATOR 21 !!!!!

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        August 25, 2021 10:49 AM

        DOLMEN reveal sat last!!!!

        I’ve got a few things to say about this one….

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      August 25, 2021 10:45 AM

      Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes

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      August 25, 2021 10:49 AM

      Dolmen

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      August 25, 2021 10:52 AM

      Nobody Saves the World

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      August 25, 2021 10:59 AM

      Soundfall

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      August 25, 2021 11:00 AM

      Dream Cycle from the creator of Tomb Raider

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      August 25, 2021 11:01 AM

      Now onto the main show, 40 games to be showcased.

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      August 25, 2021 11:05 AM

      Saints Row reboot !!!!! whole new setting (something like Las Vegas-ish) and seemingly new cast of characters Feb 25 2022!!!

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      August 25, 2021 11:11 AM

      Marvel's Midnight Suns from Firaxis!!!!!!

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      August 25, 2021 11:13 AM

      Call of Duty Vanguard

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        August 25, 2021 11:22 AM

        Extended gameplay trailers like this with almost no context suck....

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        August 25, 2021 11:28 AM

        I thought it looked really good and I'm not really into Call of Duty games normally.

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      August 25, 2021 11:27 AM

      Halo Infinite multiplayer

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        August 25, 2021 11:30 AM

        Taking a little while for that multiplayer

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        August 25, 2021 11:31 AM

        Leaked, but December 8th confirmed.

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        August 25, 2021 11:31 AM

        Dec 8 - campaign + multiplayer (as already leaked)

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        August 25, 2021 11:32 AM

        Master Chef design xbox controller

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        August 25, 2021 11:33 AM

        Also Halo-themed Xbox Series X

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        August 25, 2021 11:34 AM

        Limited LIMITED console.

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        August 25, 2021 11:36 AM

        No look at the game :(

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          August 25, 2021 11:37 AM

          I'd rather them finish it than waste time cutting a gameplay trailer.

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            August 25, 2021 11:38 AM

            I know, but the only time we've seen the campaign was that Craig thing. It's just 3 months away.

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            August 25, 2021 11:39 AM

            They took the resources to do a lavish cinematic….

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              August 25, 2021 11:45 AM

              They brought the game director over just to show a controller and a console, it's sad

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                August 25, 2021 11:47 AM

                It's COVID everything is getting delayed right now, they're obviously crunching to get finished.

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                  August 25, 2021 11:49 AM

                  We know that, but feels like a wasted opportunity, both yesterday at their Xbox event and today it's a no show, their biggest game that was supposed to launch with the console.

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                    August 25, 2021 11:54 AM

                    We haven't even seen anything from GOW 2 beyond a logo and that was originally coming out this year. Most games that we have seen revealed have been cinematic trailers. Whatever reason I think studios are really struggling to produce gameplay trailers, that is unless you're Playground Games.

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                      August 25, 2021 11:57 AM

                      that game was delayed in June

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                        August 25, 2021 12:04 PM

                        Yeah? Everything is getting delayed still. If COVID wasn't hampering things still I'm sure we'd be seeing a lot more gameplay trailers. I don't care about them showing Halo now I just hope that it's good when it does come out.

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                          August 25, 2021 12:08 PM

                          I know a lot of things are getting delayed, it's just that we haven't seen halo campaign since one year ago and it comes out in 3 months, feels weird. But let's see if there's a surprise trailer still on this show.

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                  August 25, 2021 11:53 AM

                  Maybe this isn't over and there's a nice gameplay trailer later on as surprise.

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      August 25, 2021 11:35 AM

      Hey guys here's a look at Halo controller and console

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        August 25, 2021 11:36 AM

        Bad news, bots have already taken all the pre-order slots.

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      August 25, 2021 11:35 AM

      Cult of the Lamb

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      August 25, 2021 11:37 AM

      Midnight Fight Express

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        August 25, 2021 12:14 PM

        That was some sweet animation. No idea what kinda game it really is though.

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          August 25, 2021 1:22 PM

          Yeah first thing I noticed was how great those animations were, and tons of variety too. Looks fun.

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      August 25, 2021 11:39 AM

      TMNT: Shredder's Revenge

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        August 25, 2021 11:41 AM

        Reminds me of that Scott Pilgram beat'em up. I wanted to like that game. But the loop just wasn't that much fun and it got just stupid hard.

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          August 25, 2021 11:47 AM

          This TMNT game is by Tribute who has devs that did work on the SP game, but have improved their chops since.

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        August 25, 2021 12:53 PM

        man, still no release date?

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      August 25, 2021 11:45 AM

      Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania getting Morgana from P5

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      August 25, 2021 11:46 AM

      Splitgate

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        August 25, 2021 11:46 AM

        Adding Season 0 starting today

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      August 25, 2021 11:47 AM

      Rider's Republic

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      August 25, 2021 11:51 AM

      And now awards for games that haven't been released in any form....

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      August 25, 2021 11:55 AM

      UFL , a free-to-play soccer (football) simulation game

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      August 25, 2021 11:55 AM

      Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

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      August 25, 2021 11:57 AM

      You missed Century - Age of Ashes. Some sort of dragon / dragon rider game.

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        August 25, 2021 11:58 AM

        That looked like more of an ad where it was placed...

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          August 25, 2021 11:59 AM

          What is the difference between an ad and a game trailer? Aren't trailers just a form of an ad?

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            August 25, 2021 12:01 PM

            I know what you mean, just that given the Red Bull ads and how Geoff is introducing the trailers rather than the ads, I can sorta tell the diff :P

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          August 25, 2021 12:04 PM

          It was originally announced last year, iirc at last Summer Game Festival? It was one of Keighley’s events.

          I just remember because I have a permanent soft spot for dragon riding games after Panzer Dragoon.

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            August 25, 2021 12:45 PM

            how was Lair?

            also i occasionally remember Dragon Commander, and think that might be fun

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              August 25, 2021 1:23 PM

              Lair was Ok, nothing super special. I DID play it though, lol. I don’t think this new one is much different.

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      August 25, 2021 11:58 AM

      Synced: Off-Planet a cooperative shooter

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      August 25, 2021 11:59 AM

      The Outlast Trials !!!

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        August 25, 2021 12:00 PM

        includes 4-player multiplayer!

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        August 25, 2021 12:20 PM

        This... isn't an Outlast/Trials crossover? Aww...

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      August 25, 2021 12:01 PM

      Doke V pokemon-like game

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        August 25, 2021 12:05 PM

        I have no idea what this game is, but it sure looks interesting.

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          August 25, 2021 12:06 PM

          but are you a rock star?

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          August 25, 2021 12:07 PM

          The little tune triggered my dormant K-pop glands.

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        August 25, 2021 12:06 PM

        That was nuts, looks very interesting

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        August 25, 2021 12:07 PM

        I was interested until I saw it is an MMO. No thanks.

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        August 25, 2021 12:44 PM

        Love the visuals in this game, but no clue what is going on. Also that music :/

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      August 25, 2021 12:06 PM

      Jurassic World: Evolution 2

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      August 25, 2021 12:08 PM

      Far Cry 6

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      August 25, 2021 12:11 PM

      Blood Hunt (f2p battle royale)

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        August 25, 2021 12:14 PM

        Hmmm didn’t know they were using VtM clans….

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          August 25, 2021 1:20 PM

          A VampireTM Battle Royale?

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            August 25, 2021 1:25 PM

            I thought this one was that new Arkane game but it isn’t. This one calls out the Toreadors, so yeah, that’s VtM territory. They didn’t reference the franchise though, so I don’t know wtf.

            Does look like it could be fun for vampire game fans, at least. I’ll try it.

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      August 25, 2021 12:13 PM

      Park Beyond, new rollercoaster sim game

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      August 25, 2021 12:15 PM

      Jett: The Far Shore

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        August 25, 2021 12:16 PM

        Oct 5 , 2021

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          August 25, 2021 12:19 PM

          Nice. I’ve been interested in this one for a while. Didn’t expect it out so soon.

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      August 25, 2021 12:18 PM

      Horizon: Forbidden West

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        August 25, 2021 12:19 PM

        PS4 + PS5 - Feb 18, 2022

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        August 25, 2021 12:20 PM

        60fps patch for 1 online!

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        August 25, 2021 12:20 PM

        Also, 60fps patch for PS5 is now live for first game

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        August 25, 2021 12:20 PM

        February is going to be ridiculous.

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        August 25, 2021 12:20 PM

        delayed

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          August 25, 2021 12:36 PM

          Lets just announce a new date and pretend we didn't give a pervious date. But I think it's a good trend that Sony and MS are giving extra time to games when needed.

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            August 25, 2021 12:43 PM

            I'm glad it's not a year delay but it comes too close to Elden Ring, assuming that isn't delayed too.

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      August 25, 2021 12:20 PM

      GPU eater New World

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        August 25, 2021 12:22 PM

        open beta Sept 9-12, launches Sept 28

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      August 25, 2021 12:25 PM

      Marvel: Future Revolution open world rpg on mobile *wah waaaah*

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      August 25, 2021 12:26 PM

      Tales of Arise

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        August 25, 2021 12:30 PM

        Also new mobile title Tales of Luminaria

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      August 25, 2021 12:35 PM

      Jumanji: The Curse Returns finally the cycle is complete :)

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      August 25, 2021 12:35 PM

      Lost Judgement

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      August 25, 2021 12:38 PM

      Deadmau5's Ob3harsh1 coming to Core

      Also its pronounced "dead mau five" apparently

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        August 25, 2021 12:39 PM

        I'm not cool enough to understand but did he literally say it's "dead mau five" and then repeatedly call it/himself "dead mouse" for the rest of the clip?

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      August 25, 2021 12:39 PM

      Fall Guys crossover with Disney's Jungle Book (or Talespin if you prefer :P )

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      August 25, 2021 12:39 PM

      Replaced

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      August 25, 2021 12:40 PM

      Age of Empires IV

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      August 25, 2021 12:41 PM

      The World Premiere stupid stinger thing keeps triggering me because it is the fucking start of Hell March from Red Alert.

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      August 25, 2021 12:43 PM

      Valheim new expansion, Hearth and Home

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      August 25, 2021 12:45 PM

      Elden Ring best 2021 PlayStation game wtf is this lol

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      August 25, 2021 12:46 PM

      Crossfire X

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        August 25, 2021 12:49 PM

        This is Remedy right? Looks... weird.

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          August 25, 2021 12:50 PM

          Remedy only worked on its SP part which I don't think that trailer covered.

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      August 25, 2021 12:48 PM

      Genshin Impact with Aloy from HZD (though this was already announced)

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      August 25, 2021 12:50 PM

      Wait, Geoff Keighly is emceeing the opening night of a German video game conference too? Is he going to be the host of Tokyo Game Show next?

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        August 25, 2021 5:53 PM

        He's been living on a stage since Fall 2020. His bedroom is behind the big screen and bathroom is stage left.

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      August 25, 2021 12:50 PM

      Sifu

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        August 25, 2021 12:51 PM

        stfu

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        August 25, 2021 12:52 PM

        Releases Feb 22, 2022

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          August 25, 2021 12:52 PM

          Forget the Witch Queen expansion for D2, here's the game to play that day :)

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      August 25, 2021 12:54 PM

      Death Stranding: Director's Cut

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        August 25, 2021 1:01 PM

        Waiting for Dunkey to call this the second best stranding-type video game...

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        August 25, 2021 1:03 PM

        Lol, wtf is all this

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      August 25, 2021 12:54 PM

      Ahh the Geoff Kojima bromance

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      August 25, 2021 12:55 PM

      cmonnnn SS kills JL and gotham knights updates

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      August 25, 2021 1:04 PM

      And that's it.

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        August 25, 2021 1:11 PM

        No Elden Ring :(

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          August 25, 2021 1:30 PM

          I've seen enough. Give me the game now.

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