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Thursday, 24 September 2020

Cosplay Wednesday – Crash Bandicoot (Harajuku Style)


The world of gaming's biggest orange marsupial returns with Toys for Bob's upcoming release of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time. In honor of this retro revival, Gamers Heroes takes a look at a unique rendition of the main character.

Modeled by Ellie, Australian photographer KayleighJune got these unique shots of Crash Bandicoot in a Harajuku style. This is part of a project that she did with Leisa Stephenson (who did the makeup), where they take inspiration from specific video games and combine it with the Japanese Harajuku style to create a series of fashion images. To complete the look, Carly Lancaster did the styling.

Though she mentioned that this is not cosplay, we are willing to bend the rules and feature it as part of our segment this week.

Crash Bandicoot Harajuku Style Photography

Her tool of the trade is a Canon EOS 5D Mark II w/ 50mm, 85mm f1.2L, and 24-70mm f2.8L lenses.

You can find KayleighJune on DeviantArt here, on Facebook here, and on Twitter here.

Do you enjoy a bit of gaming cosplay? Or maybe you're passionate enough to do it full time. Drop m

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The Game Awards Airing Digitally December 10


The video game industry's annual year-end celebration, The Game Awards will be a digital event on December 10, 2020.

The Game Awards will adapt a multi-city approach to the 2020 broadcast airing from Los Angeles, Tokyo, and London with no in-person audience. The show will air live in 4K UHD, and will feature musical performances, live award presentations, and premiere game announcements.

Co-streamers will be able to participate and virtually interact across social media, live in-game experiences, and through interactive extensions on leading streaming platforms – more details will be released regarding this functionality in the coming months.

New to this year's ceremony is the Innovation in Accessibly award, which recognizes software/hardware developers that push the medium forward through new features, technology and content that allow games to be played and enjoyed by an even wider audience.

You can view a teaser (released on @TheGameAwards' Twitter account) below:

According to Geoff Keighley, creator/producer/host of The Game Awards:

"In 2020, video games have connected and comforted us more than ever, and that makes the 2020 edition of The Game Awards our most important show ever. Our team is working hard to deliver an innovative and thoughtful program that celebrates excellence, previews the future, and amplifies important voices that are shaping the future of this medium."

Source: Press Release
The Game Awards Airing Digitally December 10

The video game industry's annual year-end celebration, The Game Awards will be a digital event on December 10, 2020

Legendary Bears This Week in Red Dead Online

Discover two highly dangerous types of Legendary bears this week in Rockstar Games' Red Dead Online

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time Gets New Gameplay Footage

Scope out some new gameplay footage of Toys for Bob and Activision's Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time with the latest video for the game

Microsoft Acquires Bethesda for $7.5 Billion

Microsoft has announced plans to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, for $7.5 billion in cash

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Legendary Bears This Week in Red Dead Online


Discover two highly dangerous types of Legendary bears this week in Rockstar Games' Red Dead Online.

The Legendary Owiza Bear was last seen along the Dakota River. Be warned that it is easily aggravated and prefers to hunt at night, usually under heavy rainfall. In addition, the Legendary Ridgeback Spirit Bear (which features a red stripe down its back) hunts during the day, is aggressive, and can be found near Little Creek River. Those that Hunt either of the Legendary Bears and sample or skin them will receive a Reward for a free Hat up to Rank 15.

Those who bring your Legendary Bear Pelts to Gus Macmillan can make a tidy sum,and can also unlock the Owiza and Ridgeback Spirit Garment Sets for sale. Crafting either of these Legendary Coats will net players a Reward for a free Coat of your choosing from the Wheeler, Rawson & Co. Catalogue.

Meanwhile, those that swing by Harriet's shop this week can pick up the Rabbit Vitalism Studies Pamphlet. From there, players can harvest Harrietum Officinalis herbs to complete your transformation into a wildly speedy critter. In addition, those that complete an act of Rabbit animal control this week will get themselves an offer for 50% off an Established or higher Naturalist Role Item.

For those who have an Outlaw Pass, take advantage of a free Treasure Map. In addition, those looking to save a bundle can take advantage of this week's 40% discounts on all Vests and Shirts, as well as the Advanced Camera.

Finally, Red Dead Online players that have connected their Rockstar Games Social Club account to their Prime Gaming account will receive Rewards for 6000 Naturalist XP, 5 Free Legendary Animal Pheromones, a free Wilderness Camp and a free Katata Coat made from Legendary Katata Elk hide. Through October 19, Prime Gaming members will also receive Rewards for an Accessory or Emote of their choice, a free Bar Theme and Outfit, 6,000 Outlaw Pass XP, and 10X each of Gin, Brandy, Rum, Baked Beans and Jolly Jack's.

Source: Press Release
The Game Awards Airing Digitally December 10

The video game industry's annual year-end celebration, The Game Awards will be a digital event on December 10, 2020

Legendary Bears This Week in Red Dead Online

Discover two highly dangerous types of Legendary bears this week in Rockstar Games' Red Dead Online

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time Gets New Gameplay Footage

Scope out some new gameplay footage of Toys for Bob and Activision's Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time with the latest video for the game

Microsoft Acquires Bethesda for $7.5 Billion

Microsoft has announced plans to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, for $7.5 billion in cash

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Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time Gets New Gameplay Footage


Scope out some new gameplay footage of Toys for Bob and Activision's Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time with the latest video for the game.

Players will be able to "wump" into a new adventure with Crash Bandicoot 4. The latest footage of the game, which can be seen below, shows Crash on his hunt for crystals, gems, and even masks. Crash also shows off a number of new abilities, including an anti-gravity suit, ice, and purple fire. Dingodile, Coco, Dr. Neo Cortex, and Coco also make an appearance.

Crash Bandicoot™ 4: It's About Time – Gameplay Launch Trailer

A sequel to the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (you can read our review of that here), Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time has players navigating levels filled to the brim with enemies, crates, wumpa fruit and hazards. Moves for both Crash and Coco include spinning, sliding, and even wall running. These movesets also expand with the use of masks, which help players traverse a number of different obstacles.

Those feeling nostalgic for the past can dive into its Retro Mode and its use of limited lives, while those looking to take it easy can enjoy its Modern Mode with its unlimited lives and a death counter.

The game will come out for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 2, 2020.

Source: YouTube
The Game Awards Airing Digitally December 10

The video game industry's annual year-end celebration, The Game Awards will be a digital event on December 10, 2020

Legendary Bears This Week in Red Dead Online

Discover two highly dangerous types of Legendary bears this week in Rockstar Games' Red Dead Online

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time Gets New Gameplay Footage

Scope out some new gameplay footage of Toys for Bob and Activision's Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time with the latest video for the game

Microsoft Acquires Bethesda for $7.5 Billion

Microsoft has announced plans to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, for $7.5 billion in cash

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Microsoft Acquires Bethesda for $7.5 Billion


Microsoft has announced plans to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, for $7.5 billion in cash.

This deal includes the publishing offices and development studios worldwide, made up of 2,300 employees from Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, ZeniMax Online Studios, id Software, Tango Gameworks, Arkane, MachineGames, Alpha Dog, and Roundhouse Studios. Bethesda's leadership and structure will remain in place.

With the addition of Bethesda, Microsoft will grow from 15 to 23 creative studio teams. In addition, Bethesda's iconic franchises will be added to Xbox Game Pass the same day they launch on Xbox or PC, including such titles as Starfield.

According to Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft:

"Gaming is the most expansive category in the entertainment industry, as people everywhere turn to gaming to connect, socialize and play with their friends. Quality differentiated content is the engine behind the growth and value of Xbox Game Pass—from Minecraft to Flight Simulator. As a proven game developer and publisher, Bethesda has seen success across every category of games, and together, we will further our ambition to empower the more than three billion gamers worldwide."

Phil Spencer, executive vice president, Gaming at Microsoft, added:

"This is an awesome time to be an Xbox fan. In the last 10 days alone, we've released details on our two new consoles which go on pre-order tomorrow, launched cloud gaming in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and now we're making another investment in the most critical part of our strategy: the games. Generations of gamers have been captivated by the renowned franchises in the Bethesda portfolio and will continue to be so for years to come as part of Xbox."

Source: Press Release
The Game Awards Airing Digitally December 10

The video game industry's annual year-end celebration, The Game Awards will be a digital event on December 10, 2020

Legendary Bears This Week in Red Dead Online

Discover two highly dangerous types of Legendary bears this week in Rockstar Games' Red Dead Online

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time Gets New Gameplay Footage

Scope out some new gameplay footage of Toys for Bob and Activision's Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time with the latest video for the game

Microsoft Acquires Bethesda for $7.5 Billion

Microsoft has announced plans to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, for $7.5 billion in cash

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Cybershock: Future Parkour Review

Parkour action meets outrun aesthetics with Javier Federico Goldschmidt, Matias Juvé, and Tomas Peters' new title Cybershock: Future Parkour. Mirror's Edge, Dying Light, and even Cloudbuilt have set the standard for the genre – can Cybershock keep up?

Cybershock: Future Parkour Review

Set inside the computer program Cybershock.exe, players must navigate their way through 12 different levels (and a tutorial) in a race to beat the virus. A number of core modules must be destroyed, and this virus is a speedy one that can ruin those that are too slow to stop it. This world certainly doesn't make things easy for you – everything is set above a bottomless pit, and only through the power of running and gunning can players get to their goal and prevent things from getting any worse.

Thankfully, the player is properly equipped for the game. In addition to a double jump and slide ability, he also packs a gun that can be used to blast blocks, enemy cores, walls, targets, and any other threats that stand in his way. He's also a speedy fellow, with the power to run against select walls for an indefinite period of time, transport himself through the use of special targets, bounce across pads, and more.

It's just a shame that the controls aren't quite fit for the job. Most of these obstacles have a very deliberate way of navigating them, with players locked into certain movement patterns until the area is over. Even something as simple as a slide underneath a wall caused a rigid movement that felt unnatural. When paired with other factors like blocks that push the player back and wall runs that have players ending up on the other side of its world, it becomes more than an annoyance. These problems happen a bit too often to be ignored, and ultimately dampen the overall feel of the game.

The presentation is somewhat lacking as well. Though the outrun aesthetics with the neon colors and synthwave music are on point and capture the feel of the style quite well, the aesthetics of each level are also not that varied. Each stage looks the same, and even the music is similar. There is an especially big problem with the motion blur in each of the stages – when running, it distorts the viewpoint and distorts the world. Put simply, it shouldn't be there.

Those that complete each level can put their name in and see what the fastest times are for each stage. Completing its gauntlet of stages does not take too long, but other than some achievements for level completion and other factors, there's little to keep players going. There's also achievements like "my onw orb" that have blatant typos – it's certainly a bad look for the title.

The stylish outrun aesthetics simply aren't enough to hide the lack of polish in Cybershock: Future Parkour. The mechanics of this title have been done better elsewhere, and those who have played titles like Mirror's Edge will be disappointed with its overall rigidity.

This review of Cybershock: Future Parkour was done on the PC. The game was purchased digitally.
Cybershock: Future Parkour Review

Parkour action meets outrun aesthetics with Javier Federico Goldschmidt, Matias Juvé, and Tomas Peters' new title Cybershock: Future Parkour. Mirror's Edge, Dying Light, and even Cloudbuilt have set

The Supper Review

A bite sized tale designed for those with all sorts of appetites, Octavi Navarro's new point-and-click title The Supper has players feeding three guests that have dropped in. Things aren't what they

KillSteel Review

The development team at Time To Kill live up to their name with their new demolition derby title KillSteel. Featuring weapons of mass destruction, over-the-top action, and a guy named Wild Willy

The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon Review

After a little under a year, The Outer Worlds releases its first DLC: Peril on Gorgon. Is it worth the fifteen dollar entry fee, or should you pass on this trip?

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New Cyberpunk 2077 Footage Released from September's Night City Wire


The team at CD PROJEKT RED released three new videos for Cyberpunk 2077 during the third episode of Night City Wire.

The first video, dubbed "Postcards from Night City," showcased never-before-seen locations and new personalities in this game's world. A number of lore segments behind Cyberpunk 2077's dark metropolis were also revealed.

Cyberpunk 2077 — Postcards from Night City

The second video, "Gangs of Night City," profiled some of the most notorious group holding operations in its world. Throughout the title, players will make deals with and/or fight against these groups in an attempt to survive.

Cyberpunk 2077 — Gangs of Night City

Finally, the grand finale of the official Cyberpunk 2077 "Cyber Up Your PC" modding contest made an appearance. During this segment, the creations of each participant and the winners of the contest were announced.

Cyberpunk 2077 — Cyber-up Your PC Contest Finale

Cyberpunk 2077 will come out on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 19th, 2020, with the Google Stadia version set to launch later in 2020. The title will also be playable on the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles when available. At a later date, a free upgrade to Cyberpunk 2077 will become available to owners of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game.

Source: Press Release
The Game Awards Airing Digitally December 10

The video game industry's annual year-end celebration, The Game Awards will be a digital event on December 10, 2020

Legendary Bears This Week in Red Dead Online

Discover two highly dangerous types of Legendary bears this week in Rockstar Games' Red Dead Online

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time Gets New Gameplay Footage

Scope out some new gameplay footage of Toys for Bob and Activision's Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time with the latest video for the game

Microsoft Acquires Bethesda for $7.5 Billion

Microsoft has announced plans to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, for $7.5 billion in cash

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Crysis Remastered Gets Launch Trailer


To mark its launch on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Saber Interactive has released a launch trailer for Crysis Remastered.

In this open world title, players will wield the powerful Nanosuit, which provides armor, super strength, speed and cloaking abilities. As players take on an alien invasion, they will destroy obstacles, drive vehicles, and usie a huge arsenal of modular weaponry. The title will support hardware-based ray tracing using NVIDIA's VKRay Vulkan extension on launch.

Learn more with the trailer below:

Crysis Remastered – Official Launch Trailer

According to Project Lead Steffen Halbig:

"Our aim was to upgrade the visual fidelity for a wide range of PCs and to use all the technical capabilities of current-gen consoles while offering the same great gameplay that Crysis is known for. Naturally, we are thrilled to invite a new generation of players to suit up and experience Crysis, upgraded and remastered to take advantage of today's hardware and advances in CRYENGINE."

Those who Crysis Remastered in the first three weeks of launch on the Epic Games Store will get the Crysis soundtrack and wallpaper. Those who purchase it on the PlayStation Store during this same time period will receive a Crysis Remastered PlayStation theme as a launch bonus.

Source: Press Release
The Game Awards Airing Digitally December 10

The video game industry's annual year-end celebration, The Game Awards will be a digital event on December 10, 2020

Legendary Bears This Week in Red Dead Online

Discover two highly dangerous types of Legendary bears this week in Rockstar Games' Red Dead Online

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time Gets New Gameplay Footage

Scope out some new gameplay footage of Toys for Bob and Activision's Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time with the latest video for the game

Microsoft Acquires Bethesda for $7.5 Billion

Microsoft has announced plans to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, for $7.5 billion in cash

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The Supper Review

A bite sized tale designed for those with all sorts of appetites, Octavi Navarro's new point-and-click title The Supper has players feeding three guests that have dropped in. Things aren't what they seem at this seaside tavern – should players see where this journey leads, or is it best to close up shop?

The Supper Review

This short yet sweet title puts the focus on Ms. Appleton, the host of the Joyous Lobster Inn. She's in less than stellar spirits, with both of her legs replaced with peg legs and an absolutely dour expression throughout. As she lives her life, she hears voices in her head that guide her along her way, whispering in her ear exactly what she should do next. With little else to live for, she hinges on their every word.

This voice soon tells her of three patrons that are coming for a meal. Carrying a mysterious chest with them, it's up to the player to whip up the most unique of dishes for them, all paired with a heaping helping of "special sauce."

The game intentionally remains cryptic to establish its story, but this mystery works in its favor. An ominous vibe persists throughout, and as players progress, their suspicions and fears quickly ring true as they see what its world really is like. There's not a lot of dialog in this title – most exchanges are one-sided diatribes with the voice Ms. Appleton keeps hearing – but it still works well nonetheless. Just expect this title to follow the old vantage of "show, don't tell."

Gameplay in The Supper hits the right notes of a point-and-click adventure title, although things come across as a bit rudimentary due to its small scale. Players will navigate its world by clicking on objects, and can also grab select items from its world. In order to progress, certain items must be combined and used in select areas, with a number of one-use items making up the bulk of the title. The recipes players whip up call for select ingredients, but don't expect anything on the level of complexity of a LucasArts title from the 90s – this is one title that most players can figure out without too much trouble.

Of course, the best point-and-click titles on the market titles on the market today stand out with their stellar sprite work and design. Thankfully, The Supper follows in the footsteps of these greats. Characters take up a lot of real estate, things ebb and flow, and everything stands out with a fair amount of detail. Put simply, pixel fanatics will enjoy what they see here.

It's just a shame that everything is a bit on the short side. Though the plot wraps itself in a scant 20 minutes, more time building up its world or the history of Ms Appleton would have been appreciated, but this can also be considered a plus, as it doesn't waste the player's time.

Much like a fine meal, The Supper leaves players craving more when all is said and done. Though it feels more like an appetizer than a full course, what is present here hits all the right notes for the point-and-click genre.

This review of The Supper was done on the PC. The game was freely downloaded.
Cybershock: Future Parkour Review

Parkour action meets outrun aesthetics with Javier Federico Goldschmidt, Matias Juvé, and Tomas Peters' new title Cybershock: Future Parkour. Mirror's Edge, Dying Light, and even Cloudbuilt have set

The Supper Review

A bite sized tale designed for those with all sorts of appetites, Octavi Navarro's new point-and-click title The Supper has players feeding three guests that have dropped in. Things aren't what they

KillSteel Review

The development team at Time To Kill live up to their name with their new demolition derby title KillSteel. Featuring weapons of mass destruction, over-the-top action, and a guy named Wild Willy

The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon Review

After a little under a year, The Outer Worlds releases its first DLC: Peril on Gorgon. Is it worth the fifteen dollar entry fee, or should you pass on this trip?

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Katamari Damacy Reroll Coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One


The Dashing Prince and King of All Cosmos are taking a trip to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the upcoming release of Bandai Namco's Katamari Damacy Reroll.

A remake of the PlayStation 2 classic Katamari Damacy, Katamari Damacy Reroll starts with a dilemma. The King of All Cosmos has knocked out all the stars in the sky, and his young son The Prince must travel to Earth and roll up as much as he can to recreate each of these missing celestial bodies.

From books, cars, paper clips, buildings, mountains, and even continents, nothing is too big or too small for The Prince's adhesive Katamari ball. A head-to-head local multiplayer mode will also be included.

Learn more with the trailer below:

Katamari Damacy Reroll – Coming Soon to PS4 and Xbox1!

According to Abelina Villegas, Associate Brand Manager for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.:

"The Katamari Damacy series embodies pure joy and whimsy. The combination of its out-of-this-world story, colorful art style, cute characters, and delightful J-pop soundtrack, the game personifies light-hearted fun. 2020 has been a trying year and we hope the arrival of Katamari Damacy REROLL on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will deliver smiles and laughter to households around the globe."

The game will release in the Americas on November 20, 2020.

Source: Press Release
The Game Awards Airing Digitally December 10

The video game industry's annual year-end celebration, The Game Awards will be a digital event on December 10, 2020

Legendary Bears This Week in Red Dead Online

Discover two highly dangerous types of Legendary bears this week in Rockstar Games' Red Dead Online

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time Gets New Gameplay Footage

Scope out some new gameplay footage of Toys for Bob and Activision's Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time with the latest video for the game

Microsoft Acquires Bethesda for $7.5 Billion

Microsoft has announced plans to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, for $7.5 billion in cash

The post Katamari Damacy Reroll Coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One appeared first on GamersHeroes.


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