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Tinker Racers Review

The bygone days of Micro Machines were all fine and dandy, but what if you were to raise these pint-sized stakes to something a little bigger? Rumbora Party Games lays it all on the line with their new title Tinker Racers, a top-down racer with an elimination edge. Should you put the pedal to the metal, or does this racer blow it at the starting line?

Tinker Racers Review

The perspective and general control scheme made famous decades ago is alive and well in Tinker Racers. Players will speed along offices, bedrooms, and kitchens in a top down viewpoint, drifting at every turn and outpacing their opponents. Threats include cutting board ramps, runaway marbles, and the odd stapler across each track.

However, in the main campaign mode, it's not enough that you win – others must fail. In order to get ahead, players must lead the pack and leave others in the dust. By getting in the lead and having the camera get your opponents out of frame, you can eliminate the competition and score a point, with the first person to five points winning the round.

This proposition certainly keeps players on their toes, especially when threats stand in the way between you and victory. While the control scheme plays it fast and loose with drifts along every turn, this system provides a number of clutch moments. The AI is balanced just right, without coming across as brain dead or overly cheap. The environment can often be a bigger obstacle than the rival racers, but familiarity and memorization help a great deal – just like the best arcade racers on the market.

It also pays to know the environments in Tinker Racers due to the health mechanic in its campaign mode. Your ride can get damaged, with it starting at 100% and gradually deteriorating with any bump along the way. Though we appreciate this mechanic, we never came across any instance where we were in any danger.

Though the Campaign of Tinker Racers can be finished fairly quickly, there is a fair amount to keep players going. A Dark Mode can be unlocked, while Time Trials with developer times are just begging to be beaten. Single Races with five laps can also be jumped into, though tracks must be unlocked. Finally, a Free for All mode serves as a way to enjoy the title with less pressure. In all, the 32 achievements based on times, scores, and finishing tracks will keep players racing.

Just be warned that there is little variety between each track. Though there are multiple tracks, expect to see the same worlds multiple times. Seeing the sixth version of a bedroom track just lacks the impact of a fresh environment.

Tinker Racers pint-sized racers put the pressure on with its elimination-based gameplay. Though this title favors crazy drifting over tight controls, those who can get a grip on its mechanics will have fun trouncing the competition.

This review of Tinker Racers was done on the PC. The game was purchased digitally.
Tinker Racers Review

The bygone days of Micro Machines were all fine and dandy, but what if you were to raise these pint-sized stakes to something a little bigger? Rumbora Party Games lays it all on the line with their

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

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Getting Fall Update


Starting September 30, players will be able to experience a fall wonderland in Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Horizons as part of a free update.

Players will be able to grow pumpkins by paying a visit to Leif (year-round) or from Nook's Cranny (during October). From there, players can take advantage of a number of pumpkin-based DIY projects.

Halloween costumes like a mage's dress can be yours at the Able Sisters shop throughout October. Body paint and colored eye contacts can also be yours by exchanging Nook Miles. Halloween DIY projects from your fellow residents can be found, and neighbors will also get into the spooky spirit on Halloween night with their own costumes.

After 5pm on October 31, neighbors will make their way to the decorated plaza. The mysterious guest Jack wants lollipops and candy, and giving him what he wants will earn you spooky in-game rewards. Save some candy for your neighbors as well, or you might find yourself getting pranked. New Reactions to properly express your feelings of fear can also be learned.

To make things easier, players can easily revisit dreams from a list.

Finally, the NookLink Service in the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app will receive an update in early October. With the update, you'll be able to use your smart device to perform Reactions in the console version.

Learn more with the trailer below:

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fall Update – Nintendo Switch

To go alongside this news, Nintendo announced that the Nintendo Switch — Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition system will return to participating retailers for $299.99. The system features pastel blue and green Joy-Con controllers, along with a white Nintendo Switch dock that features Tom Nook and Nooklings Timmy and Tommy.

According to Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing:

"For players that have yet to create their personal island paradise in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, now is a great time to get started. Players who enjoyed their islands during the spring and summer will find new ways to play when they experience the new festive activities that fall has to offer."

Source: Press Release
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Getting Fall Update

Starting September 30, players will be able to experience a fall wonderland in Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Horizons as part of a free update

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… Launching April 23

During this week's 2020 Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix announced that NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on April 23, 2021

Scarlet Nexus Theme Song by The Oral Cigarettes Announced

Announced this week during the 2020 Tokyo Game Show, J-rock band "The Oral Cigarettes" will contribute to the soundtrack of Scarlet Nexus with their song 「 Dream In Drive 」

Double Rewards in Mobile Operations Missions This Week in GTA Online

Criminal excess is back in fashion – all Mobile Operations Missions in Rockstar Games' GTA Online will pay out Double GTA$ and RP Rewards this week

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NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… Launching April 23


During this week's 2020 Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix announced that NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on April 23, 2021.

A modern re-telling of 2010's NieR Replicant, which originally released in Japan in 2010, this prequel invites players to experience a dark, apocalyptic world. The story focuses on a brother's quest to cure his sister of a deadly disease, with this quest making them question everything in their lives.

A new trailer for the title also made its debut at the event, offering players a closer look at familiar locations. A newly recorded soundtrack by composer Keiichi Okabe from MONACA (NieR, TEKKEN, Drakengard 3) will also be included in this release, along with updated visuals..

You can watch it below:

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… TGS Trailer

Note that the following pre-order bonuses are available for each version of the game:

  • PlayStation®4 system – All editions will include an exclusive PlayStation®4 system dynamic theme and avatar set. Pre-orders will also include a digital copy of the mini soundtrack featuring a sampling of songs from the White Snow Edition soundtrack CDs.
  • Xbox One – Pre-orders will also include a digital copy of the mini soundtrack featuring a sampling of songs from the White Snow Edition soundtrack CDs.
  • Steam – All editions will include a special digital wallpaper collection. Pre-orders will also include a digital copy of the mini soundtrack featuring a sampling of songs from the White Snow Edition soundtrack CDs.
Source: Press Release
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Getting Fall Update

Starting September 30, players will be able to experience a fall wonderland in Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Horizons as part of a free update

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… Launching April 23

During this week's 2020 Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix announced that NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on April 23, 2021

Scarlet Nexus Theme Song by The Oral Cigarettes Announced

Announced this week during the 2020 Tokyo Game Show, J-rock band "The Oral Cigarettes" will contribute to the soundtrack of Scarlet Nexus with their song 「 Dream In Drive 」

Double Rewards in Mobile Operations Missions This Week in GTA Online

Criminal excess is back in fashion – all Mobile Operations Missions in Rockstar Games' GTA Online will pay out Double GTA$ and RP Rewards this week

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Scarlet Nexus Theme Song by The Oral Cigarettes Announced


Announced this week during the 2020 Tokyo Game Show, J-rock band "The Oral Cigarettes" will contribute to the soundtrack of Scarlet Nexus with their song 「 Dream In Drive 」.

In addition to being found as the theme song of the main game, 「 Dream In Drive 」can also be found on the band's album "SUCK MY WORLD", which came out on April 29 of this year.

You can listen to the song below:

SCARLET NEXUS × THE ORAL CIGARETTES「 Dream In Drive 」Special Movie

Taking place in the far distant future, Scarlet Nexus features a major problem from the outset. Deranged mutants that are known as Others have began their descent from the sky, each possessing a thirst for human brains. Those that have acute extra-sensory abilities, dubbed psionics, are society's only chance to fight this onslaught. In order to combat these Others, the Other Suppression Force (OSF) was formed. What follows is a complex story of courage, bonds, and heroism that was crafted by minds behind the classic JRPG Tales of Vesperia.

In this title, players will follow the story of new OSF recruit Yuito Sumeragi, who has grand plans to become an elite psionic like the one that rescued him as a child. With this goal in mind, players will be able to explore the city of New Himuka and uncover the mysteries of a Brain Punk future.

The game will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.

Source: Press Release
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Getting Fall Update

Starting September 30, players will be able to experience a fall wonderland in Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Horizons as part of a free update

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… Launching April 23

During this week's 2020 Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix announced that NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on April 23, 2021

Scarlet Nexus Theme Song by The Oral Cigarettes Announced

Announced this week during the 2020 Tokyo Game Show, J-rock band "The Oral Cigarettes" will contribute to the soundtrack of Scarlet Nexus with their song 「 Dream In Drive 」

Double Rewards in Mobile Operations Missions This Week in GTA Online

Criminal excess is back in fashion – all Mobile Operations Missions in Rockstar Games' GTA Online will pay out Double GTA$ and RP Rewards this week

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Double Rewards in Mobile Operations Missions This Week in GTA Online


Criminal excess is back in fashion – all Mobile Operations Missions in Rockstar Games' GTA Online will pay out Double GTA$ and RP Rewards this week.

Players that complete any Mobile Operations Mission will be able to get themselves a cool GTA$100K by logging in the following week. If that's not enough, there will also be double pay on all Gunrunning Sell Missions and the Survival Series.

All those that play GTA Online from September 24-30 will be able to cop the Warstock Cache & Carry Cap.

Those that swing by the lobby of The Diamond Casino & Resort and spin the Lucky Wheel can get a chance to win this week's podium prize – the Declasse DR1.

Players will be able to take advantage of the following discounts this week:

Bunkers – 40% off

  • Paleto Forest Bunker
  • Raton Canyon Bunker
  • Lago Zancudo Bunker
  • Chumash Bunker
  • Grapeseed Bunker
  • Route 68 Bunker
  • Grand Senora Desert Bunker
  • Smoke Tree Road Bunker
  • Thomson Scrapyard Bunker
  • Farmhouse Bunker

Bunker Modifications – 30% off

  • Bunker Style
  • Personal Quarters
  • Shooting Range
  • Gun Locker
  • Transportation

Mobile Operations Center – 40% off

Mobile Operations Center Customizations – 35% off

  • Bays
  • Interior Color
  • Liveries
  • Weapons

Vehicles:

  • Ocelot Stromberg – 30% off
  • Pegassi Infernus – 40% off
  • Coil Rocket Voltic – 40% off
  • Titan – 40% off

Finally, GTA Online players that have connected their Rockstar Games Social Club account with their Prime Gaming account will receive GTA$200K for playing any time this week. These users will also be able to receive the following:

  • The Vespucci Canals Nightclub location for free
  • 40% off the Yosemite Rancher
  • 70% off the Declasse Drift Yosemite

In addition,Prime Gaming members that link their Amazon account to their Rockstar Games Social Club account can also get a one-time GTA$1,000,000 bonus deposited to their Maze Bank Accounts within 72 hours.

Source: Press Release
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Getting Fall Update

Starting September 30, players will be able to experience a fall wonderland in Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Horizons as part of a free update

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… Launching April 23

During this week's 2020 Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix announced that NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on April 23, 2021

Scarlet Nexus Theme Song by The Oral Cigarettes Announced

Announced this week during the 2020 Tokyo Game Show, J-rock band "The Oral Cigarettes" will contribute to the soundtrack of Scarlet Nexus with their song 「 Dream In Drive 」

Double Rewards in Mobile Operations Missions This Week in GTA Online

Criminal excess is back in fashion – all Mobile Operations Missions in Rockstar Games' GTA Online will pay out Double GTA$ and RP Rewards this week

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Serious Sam 4 Gets Launch Trailer


Defenders of humanity the world over will be able to save the day with the release of Devolver Digital and Croteam's Serious Sam 4 – see what awaits players with the launch trailer for the game.

Now available for the PC and Google Stadia, Serious Sam 4 features a world where humanity is under siege. Mental's hordes are spreading like wildfire, ravaging what remains of a beaten-down civilization. To combat this threat, the Earth Defense Force's blue-collar grunt Sam "Serious" Stone and his squad of misfit commandos is on the scene.

In this shooter, players will blast away Mental's many minions. Its ranks include the iconic Headless Kamikaze, Beheaded Rocketeer, Scrapjack, Kleer, Werebull, and Khnum. New enemies and monsters like the Processed, Belcher, and Brute Zealot (among others) also pose a threat.

However, players won't be unarmed in Serious Sam 4. Weaponry includes the double-barreled shotgun, the punishing minigun, the chainsaw launcher, a brand new auto shotgun, the iconic cannon, a lock-on rocket launcher, and the laser beam of death.

Learn more with the launch trailer below:

Serious Sam 4 – Launch Trailer

Source: Press Release
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Getting Fall Update

Starting September 30, players will be able to experience a fall wonderland in Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Horizons as part of a free update

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… Launching April 23

During this week's 2020 Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix announced that NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on April 23, 2021

Scarlet Nexus Theme Song by The Oral Cigarettes Announced

Announced this week during the 2020 Tokyo Game Show, J-rock band "The Oral Cigarettes" will contribute to the soundtrack of Scarlet Nexus with their song 「 Dream In Drive 」

Double Rewards in Mobile Operations Missions This Week in GTA Online

Criminal excess is back in fashion – all Mobile Operations Missions in Rockstar Games' GTA Online will pay out Double GTA$ and RP Rewards this week

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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
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Getting Fall Update

Starting September 30, players will be able to experience a fall wonderland in Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Horizons as part of a free update

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… Launching April 23

During this week's 2020 Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix announced that NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on April 23, 2021

Scarlet Nexus Theme Song by The Oral Cigarettes Announced

Announced this week during the 2020 Tokyo Game Show, J-rock band "The Oral Cigarettes" will contribute to the soundtrack of Scarlet Nexus with their song 「 Dream In Drive 」

Double Rewards in Mobile Operations Missions This Week in GTA Online

Criminal excess is back in fashion – all Mobile Operations Missions in Rockstar Games' GTA Online will pay out Double GTA$ and RP Rewards this week

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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
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Getting Fall Update

Starting September 30, players will be able to experience a fall wonderland in Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Horizons as part of a free update

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… Launching April 23

During this week's 2020 Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix announced that NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on April 23, 2021

Scarlet Nexus Theme Song by The Oral Cigarettes Announced

Announced this week during the 2020 Tokyo Game Show, J-rock band "The Oral Cigarettes" will contribute to the soundtrack of Scarlet Nexus with their song 「 Dream In Drive 」

Double Rewards in Mobile Operations Missions This Week in GTA Online

Criminal excess is back in fashion – all Mobile Operations Missions in Rockstar Games' GTA Online will pay out Double GTA$ and RP Rewards this week

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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
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Getting Fall Update

Starting September 30, players will be able to experience a fall wonderland in Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Horizons as part of a free update

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… Launching April 23

During this week's 2020 Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix announced that NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on April 23, 2021

Scarlet Nexus Theme Song by The Oral Cigarettes Announced

Announced this week during the 2020 Tokyo Game Show, J-rock band "The Oral Cigarettes" will contribute to the soundtrack of Scarlet Nexus with their song 「 Dream In Drive 」

Double Rewards in Mobile Operations Missions This Week in GTA Online

Criminal excess is back in fashion – all Mobile Operations Missions in Rockstar Games' GTA Online will pay out Double GTA$ and RP Rewards this week

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