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Friday, 20 November 2020

Lost Potato Review

Combining taters with min-maxing, Thomas Gervraud's new roguelike Lost Potato pulls inspiration from two very different sources. It's an unorthodox combination to be sure, but does it pay off?

Lost Potato Review

A single screen roguelike, Lost Potato throws players a curveball from the outset: you can't damage enemies. Rather, the key to victory comes from knocking enemies into hazards like spikes and projectiles. It takes some finagling, but the arc of your swing quickly becomes your best friend, with players lining things up with the use of the WASD keys and the left mouse. Controller support is also available, through the development team stated that a mouse and keyboard setup is preferred.

It might seem counterintuitive, but this combination works surprisingly well. Enemies can sometimes be dumber than dirt, running into traps and offing themselves before you even get a chance to interact with them. However, when there are multiple foes, laser beams, pieces of poo, and projectiles to deal with, even the slightest advantage is a much welcome blessing. The average loadout features a paltry two hearts and not much else, so players are at a distinct disadvantage right from the outset. Things move at a fast clip, and taking damage or clearing a level changes things up a great deal.

In true roguelike fashion, players will be raising their potato up to new heights in Lost Potato. Every three levels has an oasis where players can increase their health, number of spikes, range, speed, or any number of other factors. With dozens of levels to take on and conquer, players can be absolutely an absolutely unstoppable potato as runs progress. There's just enough variety to make multiple playthroughs seem fresh, which is a godsend when it comes to a genre like this.

If anything, that's one of the greatest strengths of Lost Potato – it doesn't overstay its welcome. Each stage is over in a matter of seconds, and each run typically lasts a few minutes. While it is true that it is simple to a fault, that also proves to be one of its strengths. What you see is what you get – no more, no less.

Also staying true to its roguelike roots are its unlockables for subsequent runs. Eyepatches, bandanas, and eyebrows can all be unlocked that affect health, speed, and other variables. Each has their own benefits and drawbacks, so what might work for one person would be better suited for another. There's a fair amount of cosmetics that can be unlocked, which encourages a fair amount of replayability. There are also a handful of achievements to be had.

Lost Potato is simple by design, but that also proves to be one of its greatest strengths. This bite-sized roguelike might not make waves in the space, but it has the fundamentals down and is perfect for small play sessions.

This review of Lost Potato was done on the PC. The game was purchased digitally.
Lost Potato Review

Combining taters with min-maxing, Thomas Gervraud's new roguelike Lost Potato pulls inspiration from two very different sources. It's an unorthodox combination to be sure, but does it pay off?

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Review

Another year and another Call of Duty game. This time round veteran developers Treyarch look to bring the sixth installment of the Black Ops series to current and next-generation hardware with the

Streets of Kamurocho Review

Yakuza fans are no doubt acquainted with the bustling cityscape of Kamurocho, but Empty Clip Studios and SEGA looks at this locale in a new perspective with their new side-scrolling beat-'em-up

Watch Dogs: Legion Review

A little over a year after being announced, Watch Dogs: Legions is finally here. Is this dystopian version of London worth a visit, or should you pass on this one? Check out our review and find out

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The Cayo Perico Heist Coming to GTA Online


On December 15, Rockstar Games will once again raise the stakes with the biggest GTA Online update yet: The Cayo Perico Heist.

With this update, players will set out to infiltrate the remote island compound of the world's most notorious drug dealer. Players will be transported to Cayo Perico, one of the most secure private islands worldwide. While there, they will contend with heavily armed security forces and can escape with valuable evidence, art, gold and drug money. It's up to players to choose their approach, tools, and crew.

This Heist will give players the chance to play everything solo or with up to three other players. New vehicles and tactical weapons, new social spaces to dance and party (complete with world-class DJs), and new radio stations with more than 100 new songs. A heavily armed (yet versatile) submarine HQ with plenty of other surprises will also be included.

More details will be released in the future.

Source: Press Release
The Cayo Perico Heist Coming to GTA Online

On December 15, Rockstar Games will once again raise the stakes with the biggest GTA Online update yet: The Cayo Perico Heist

Triple and Double Awards in GTA Online This Week

A new batch of rewards, bonuses and discounts are available this week in Rockstar Games' GTA Online

New Gameplay Trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 Released

Following up on the Xbox gameplay trailer earlier this week, CD PROJEKT RED has released more than five minutes of new gameplay footage of their upcoming title Cyberpunk 2077

Halo 4 PC Gets Launch Trailer

To mark the release of Halo 4 for the PC version of the Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries and Xbox Game Studios have released a launch trailer for the game

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Triple and Double Awards in GTA Online This Week


A new batch of rewards, bonuses and discounts are available this week in Rockstar Games' GTA Online.

Players will be able to earn Triple Rewards in all Land Races through November 25. Players can also get 2X GTA$ & RP on Gerald's Last Play, and 3X GTA$ & RP on A Superyacht Life during this same time period. This also extends to The Diamond Adversary Series and Running Back Remix, which will both pay out 2X GTA$ & RP.

Players smashed the GTA$100 Billion challenge last week, taking GTA Online Heist Finales down to a total of over GTA$1 Trillion. As a reward, everyone will receive a special new vehicle during launch week of the next big GTA Online update in December and a badge of honor.
Players will also be able to net themselves a GTA$1M bonus for playing between November 12 to the 18.

Those that win any Event Business Battle event this week will receive a Blue Dot Tech Mask on the house.

Make sure to swing by The Diamond Casino & Resort to give the Lucky Wheel a daily spin and the chance to walk away with GTA$, RP, clothing, mystery prizes and more. This week on the podium is the aerodynamic Överflöd Autarch.

Players can also take advantage of the following discounts this week:

Yachts – 30% off

Yacht Upgrades & Modifications – 30% off

All Boats – 30% off

Vehicles:

  • Progen T20 – 40% off
  • Dinka Sugoi – 40% off
  • Truffade Thrax – 30% off

Laser Weapons:

  • Widowmaker – 40% off
  • Up-n-Atomizer – 40% off
  • Unholy Hellbringer – 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. Prime Gaming members will also receive the Vespucci Canals Nightclub location on the house, along with 80% off the Imponte Nightshade and 60% off of the Declasse DR1.

Source: Press Release
The Cayo Perico Heist Coming to GTA Online

On December 15, Rockstar Games will once again raise the stakes with the biggest GTA Online update yet: The Cayo Perico Heist

Triple and Double Awards in GTA Online This Week

A new batch of rewards, bonuses and discounts are available this week in Rockstar Games' GTA Online

New Gameplay Trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 Released

Following up on the Xbox gameplay trailer earlier this week, CD PROJEKT RED has released more than five minutes of new gameplay footage of their upcoming title Cyberpunk 2077

Halo 4 PC Gets Launch Trailer

To mark the release of Halo 4 for the PC version of the Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries and Xbox Game Studios have released a launch trailer for the game

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New Gameplay Trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 Released


Following up on the Xbox gameplay trailer earlier this week, CD PROJEKT RED has released more than five minutes of new gameplay footage of their upcoming title Cyberpunk 2077.

The video, which can be seen below, features a number of never-before-seen interactions and action scenes. Details regarding this title's story are put on display, along with the backgrounds and motivations of a number of its characters. The primary objective of the mercenary V is shown, and players can also check out some of the many side activities they will be able to indulge themselves in.

Cyberpunk 2077 — Official Gameplay Trailer

Cyberpunk 2077 features actor Keanu Reeves in a starring role as Johnny Silverhand, and also features singer Grimes as the voice of the frontwoman of Lizzy Wizzy and the Metadwarves. Seven and a half hours of music have been recorded from numerous licensed artists, which can be heard via in-game radio stations.

The final release of the game will come out on December 10th, 2020 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game can also be played via backwards compatibility on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox Series S/X. Later on, a free upgrade that takes full advantage of next-gen hardware will come out for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game.

Source: Press Release
The Cayo Perico Heist Coming to GTA Online

On December 15, Rockstar Games will once again raise the stakes with the biggest GTA Online update yet: The Cayo Perico Heist

Triple and Double Awards in GTA Online This Week

A new batch of rewards, bonuses and discounts are available this week in Rockstar Games' GTA Online

New Gameplay Trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 Released

Following up on the Xbox gameplay trailer earlier this week, CD PROJEKT RED has released more than five minutes of new gameplay footage of their upcoming title Cyberpunk 2077

Halo 4 PC Gets Launch Trailer

To mark the release of Halo 4 for the PC version of the Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries and Xbox Game Studios have released a launch trailer for the game

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Cosplay Wednesday – Demon's Souls' Garl Vinland


Remastered for a new generation, Bluepoint Games' Demon's Souls for the PlayStation 5 is finally here. In honor of this game, Gamers Heroes takes a look at a cosplay of Maiden Astraea's guardian Garl Vinland.

German cosplayer and Demon's Souls aficionado Corroder666 suits up as Garl Vinland in these shots. Most parts of his costume are made out of fiberglass and wonderflex, though there are also some parts that have some hollow card construction.

He showed off this particular German cosplay championship, and packed some serious weaponry, measuring out at 1.8m long and 0.6 meters thick.

Demon's Souls Garl Vinland Cosplay

Credit goes to marco-russo, sensei-ric, and Joachim Seidl for the photos.

You can find Corroder666 on DeviantArt here and on Facebook here.

Do you enjoy a bit of gaming cosplay? Or maybe you're passionate enough to do it full time. Drop me a line at casey@gamersheroes.com and we'll feature some of your cosplay.

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Halo 4 PC Gets Launch Trailer


To mark the release of Halo 4 for the PC version of the Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries and Xbox Game Studios have released a launch trailer for the game.

In the campaign of this title, the Master Chief finds himself shipwrecked on a mysterious world. While there, he must uncover the sinister secrets of an ancient alien race (one that splintered off from remnants of the Covenant) as he attempts to find a way home. 25 multiplayer maps and an updated armor customization system will also be included.

Spartan Ops will also be included with this release. Picking this up after Halo 4's campaign, players will enlist aboard the UNSC Infinity to experience innovative episodic fiction-based co-op missions.

The PC version of the game supports 4K UHD at more than 60 frames per second, ultrawide support, customizable mouse and keyboard support, FOV customization and other additions.

Learn more with the trailer below:

Halo 4 PC Launch Trailer – The Master Chief Collection

You can purchase the game individually on Steam here for $9.99.

Source: YouTube
The Cayo Perico Heist Coming to GTA Online

On December 15, Rockstar Games will once again raise the stakes with the biggest GTA Online update yet: The Cayo Perico Heist

Triple and Double Awards in GTA Online This Week

A new batch of rewards, bonuses and discounts are available this week in Rockstar Games' GTA Online

New Gameplay Trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 Released

Following up on the Xbox gameplay trailer earlier this week, CD PROJEKT RED has released more than five minutes of new gameplay footage of their upcoming title Cyberpunk 2077

Halo 4 PC Gets Launch Trailer

To mark the release of Halo 4 for the PC version of the Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries and Xbox Game Studios have released a launch trailer for the game

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Review

Another year means another Call of Duty game. This time around, veteran developers Treyarch look to bring the sixth installment of the Black Ops series to current and next-generation hardware with the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Promising the same thrilling multiplayer, the return of the fan-favorite Zombie Mode, and an entirely new campaign, Cold War looks to carry on the Black Ops name…but does it do enough?

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Review

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Review

The campaign in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War takes place in the early 1980s and serves as a narrative bridge between Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Black Ops II. It follows CIA agent Russell Adler and his elite crew of soldiers as they attempt to track down Perseus, a Soviet Union spy who is looking to turn the tide of the Cold War.

One of the immediate standout elements of the campaign is the attention to detail on its fantastic cast of characters. The facial animations, the voice acting, the lip syncing – they all come together to deliver some of the best visuals the franchise has seen to date. While the campaign is short, and not quite worth the price of entry alone, it's a much-welcomed addition for an aging FPS fan that struggles to keep up in other areas of the Call of Duty experience.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Review

For a first in the Call of Duty series, Cold War introduces player choice throughout the story campaign. Many of these offer an illusion of choice, providing options that have little to no effect on the story itself. However, others are major; major enough to determine the outcome of the entire Cold War era. I played through the campaign a couple of times, switching up the choices and decisions I made. For a franchise that is synonymous with fast-paced, arcade-like multiplayer action, having this depth and variation in the main campaign was a surprise, and one that I really enjoyed. Your choices will result in the deaths of allies, the fate of your enemies, and the very survival of the free world. It is probably the most fun I've had in a Call of Duty story in many years.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's story may have pushed the narrative in new and creative directions, but for the most part, the rest of the game remains much in the same. Multiplayer returns, arguably the series' biggest appeal – even after releasing the same game year after year. If you're a fan of the Call of Duty formula, there's everything you could want in a multiplayer experience.

A few new modes add some much-needed refreshment to the experience. An arsenal of guns that can be customized more than you'll ever need to customize anything. Not that the range of arsenal matters, because nearly all lobbies are filled with players running the same weapons and kits. Ongoing challenges, achievements, and tasks give you plenty to aim for as you load into the next lobby, so there's a lot to do if you're willing. One of the few changes to multiplayer that I noticed, was the the extension of the Kill Cam.

Instead of highlighting a single or end of round kill, it now highlights the "best play" seen in the round. While a few are worthy of watching, more often than not it's just player after player running into bullet fire. Making matters worse, they are way too long. On a few occasions, the play of the round replay was longer than the round itself. Not a common occurrence I'd admit, but in a game that is so heavily focused on ramming you into the next lobby and game as quickly as possible, it feels counter productive.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Review

For me, the appeal of Call of Duty's multiplayer has dwindled over the years, and Cold War does nothing to reignite my passion for the genre. I will say, however, that the map design is the best I've seen in Call of Duty in years. Each map is well designed, keeps the action fluid, and allows for a constantly evolving battlefield throughout the different game modes available. In the more recent Call of Duty games, I often found myself sighing in disbelief as yet another boring map is forced into rotation. However, after a few days in the multiplayer of Cold War, there is not a map I didn't enjoy.

If the campaign and multiplayer don't take your fancy, Zombies Mode makes an epic return in Cold War. Continuing the trend of previous games, it combines an intriguing survival experience with a interesting, but often hidden, narrative that rewards players for exploration and creativity. Digging into the various secrets and hidden aspects of Zombies has always had a strong appeal, and much of that appeal remains in Cold War.

Much like multiplayer, Zombies Mode is more of what you would expect in a Call of Duty zombies mode, but there are some minor differences. The fixed characters of previous versions are no more, allowing players to choose Operators from the multiplayer component of the game, bringing with them their own unique, custom loadout. This replaces the 10-15 minutes of mundane pistol and knife action at the start of every round, creating a faster and more action-packed introduction each time.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Review

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is another solid entry in the Call of Duty franchise. Fantastic shooting, great visuals, a strong story – fans of the series will find a lot to love in the latest entry. Unfortunately, for anyone else, it's just another Call of Duty game that relies entirely on the same old multiplayer and zombies to carry it through.

This review of Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was done on the PlayStation 4 Pro. The game was purchased digitally, a code was later provided.
Lost Potato Review

Combining taters with min-maxing, Thomas Gervraud's new roguelike Lost Potato pulls inspiration from two very different sources. It's an unorthodox combination to be sure, but does it pay off?

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Review

Another year and another Call of Duty game. This time round veteran developers Treyarch look to bring the sixth installment of the Black Ops series to current and next-generation hardware with the

Streets of Kamurocho Review

Yakuza fans are no doubt acquainted with the bustling cityscape of Kamurocho, but Empty Clip Studios and SEGA looks at this locale in a new perspective with their new side-scrolling beat-'em-up

Watch Dogs: Legion Review

A little over a year after being announced, Watch Dogs: Legions is finally here. Is this dystopian version of London worth a visit, or should you pass on this one? Check out our review and find out

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Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox Gameplay Revealed in New Video


More than 10 minutes of CD PROJEKT RED's Cyberpunk 2077 running on the Xbox family of consoles was released during today's Night City Wire.

The footage, which can be seen below, was captured on both the Xbox One X and the Xbox Series X via its backwards compatibility.

Cyberpunk 2077 — Night City Wire Special: Xbox One X and Xbox Series X footage

A PlayStation gameplay video will be released at a future unspecified date.

Set in the open world of Night City, Cyberpunk 2077 is an action-adventure that puts players in the shoes of the mercenary V. This outlaw is on a mission to go after a one-of-a-kind implant that could very well be the key to immortality.

Players will be able to customize their character's cyberware, skillset and playstyle, and explore a vast city where the choices you make shape the story and the world around you. Stat categories, which include "Body," "Intelligence," "Reflexes," "Technical," and "Cool," are influenced by the character classes that players will assume. A perk tree will also be available.

The game will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on December 10, 2020. A free upgrade to Cyberpunk 2077 that takes full advantage of next-gen hardware that includes the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be available later.

Source: Press Release
The Cayo Perico Heist Coming to GTA Online

On December 15, Rockstar Games will once again raise the stakes with the biggest GTA Online update yet: The Cayo Perico Heist

Triple and Double Awards in GTA Online This Week

A new batch of rewards, bonuses and discounts are available this week in Rockstar Games' GTA Online

New Gameplay Trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 Released

Following up on the Xbox gameplay trailer earlier this week, CD PROJEKT RED has released more than five minutes of new gameplay footage of their upcoming title Cyberpunk 2077

Halo 4 PC Gets Launch Trailer

To mark the release of Halo 4 for the PC version of the Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries and Xbox Game Studios have released a launch trailer for the game

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Immortals Fenyx Rising Post-Launch Plan Detailed


Ahead of its launch next month, Ubisoft has detailed the post-launch plans and season pass for Immortals Fenyx Rising.

The post-launch plan for the game will include weekly dungeon challenges, free in-game events, and daily quests.

Three narrative-based DLCs will also be included as part of the Season Pass. These include A New God (which features the Trial of the Olympians), Myths of the Eastern Realm (which is set in Chinese Mythology), and The Lost Gods (which features top-down gameplay and the new hero Ash).

Learn more with the trailer below:

Immortals Fenyx Rising: Post Launch & Season Pass | WIP Gameplay Capture Trailer | Ubisoft [NA]

The season pass will be part of the Gold Edition of the game, and is also available for purchase separately for $39.99. In the core title, players will take control of the new winged demigod Fenyx on a quest to save the Greek gods and their home from a dark curse and take on the deadly Titan Typhon.

The final release of the game will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, Nintendo Switch, and PC on December 3, 2020.

Source: Press Release
The Cayo Perico Heist Coming to GTA Online

On December 15, Rockstar Games will once again raise the stakes with the biggest GTA Online update yet: The Cayo Perico Heist

Triple and Double Awards in GTA Online This Week

A new batch of rewards, bonuses and discounts are available this week in Rockstar Games' GTA Online

New Gameplay Trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 Released

Following up on the Xbox gameplay trailer earlier this week, CD PROJEKT RED has released more than five minutes of new gameplay footage of their upcoming title Cyberpunk 2077

Halo 4 PC Gets Launch Trailer

To mark the release of Halo 4 for the PC version of the Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries and Xbox Game Studios have released a launch trailer for the game

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Winter Coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons


Starting November 19, all Animal Crossing: New Horizon players will be able to get into the holiday spirit with a free update to the game.

Included in this winter update are nine new Reactions and six new hairstyles, an upgrade option for expanded in-game home item storage, and save data transfer capabilities.

On November 26, Franklin will arrive and host a gathering in the plaza as part of Turkey Day. From there, players can help him collect ingredients to go in the dishes that will soon be on display in the plaza.

December 24 in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is toy day, Jingle will pay a special visit to your island to celebrate Toy Day. Those that help him deliver presents will receive a gift for their efforts.

Learn more with the trailer below:

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Free Winter Update – Nintendo Switch

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

"We'd like to invite everyone to experience the holidays together with family and friends in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, along with your island residents bringing their unique seasonal cheer. We're eager for everyone to discover all the changes arriving to your islands during this holiday season."

Source: Press Release
The Cayo Perico Heist Coming to GTA Online

On December 15, Rockstar Games will once again raise the stakes with the biggest GTA Online update yet: The Cayo Perico Heist

Triple and Double Awards in GTA Online This Week

A new batch of rewards, bonuses and discounts are available this week in Rockstar Games' GTA Online

New Gameplay Trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 Released

Following up on the Xbox gameplay trailer earlier this week, CD PROJEKT RED has released more than five minutes of new gameplay footage of their upcoming title Cyberpunk 2077

Halo 4 PC Gets Launch Trailer

To mark the release of Halo 4 for the PC version of the Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries and Xbox Game Studios have released a launch trailer for the game

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