Featuring Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Rockstar Games and Grove Street Games' Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will release on November 11.
When our pets leave us for the rainbow bridge, we'd like to think they're off to a better place. However, Purple Tree thinks of something far more grim for these furry fellows with their new sports game Pets No More. Should pets be reanimated for some arcade action, or should this title be put out to pasture?
After streamer Valkyrae's skincare line RFLCT drew criticism for its promises to help offset the negative effects of computer light," the YouTube has issued a statement. Yesterday, Valkyrae posted a voice note acknowledging the pushback and promised to answer questions in a future stream.
Maybe you've been playing Metroid Dread since it hit Nintendo Switch on October 8, but put it down out of frustration from being stuck in the dang game. Or is that just me? Good news: you're not actually stuck. It's just easy to not realize what blocks are destroyable while you're exploring.
The open beta for Battlefield 2042 was chaotic, buggy, and pretty limited given the scope of the latest game in the long-running shooter series. For developer DICE the beta was one more thing: a learning experience. In an article posted yesterdayBattlefield 2042 devs introduce five new specialists and a host of…
Epic Games, creator of the massively popular and lucrative battle royale Fortnite, decided to end a popular policy of allowing staff every other Friday off earlier this week. According to a new report by Bloomberg, which a source corroborated for Kotaku, the move angered staff who were caught off guard by the sudden…
How's this for a fun fact? In November 2020, the same month Sony and Microsoft released much-anticipated next-gen consoles, the Switch outsold every other console in the United States. Those who've recently hopped on board the Nintendo bandwagon might be faced with a question as old as the universe: "What should I…
It's a comment I've seen hundreds of times, or variations of throughout my time here at Kotaku: internet complaints about the quality of reviews. "A bot can do better than this," some would cry. So let's put that to the test.
Alongside news thatGrand Theft Auto: The Trilogy—a remastered bundle of the first three 3D GTA games—drops on November 11, Rockstar stealthily revealed that GTA: San Andreas will also hit Xbox Game Pass the same day. Oh, and GTA III is making its way to PlayStation Now soon, too.
The hottest Nintendo Switch game of the season is the latest to get hit with a delay. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp won't be out until spring 2022, Nintendo revealed this morning, completely upending my holiday plans in the process.
Long-time fans of Dwarf Fortress will be familiar with goblin raids. Once you've established a thriving base, the riches you produce within it becomes irresistible to the violent little brutes, and they come in massive hordes to take it. Dwarf Fortress co-developer Zach Adams has shown off a simple way of dealing with them in the new version of the colony management game due out on Steam (at some point).
Adams' fort is dug into the cliffs that line a waterfall gorge, and it has two upper entrances, both covered by lever-operated hatches. Under normal circumstances, the hatch that's open leads down a long stairway that leads to the water's surface below the waterfall, where there are store rooms, workshops, and meeting areas immediately accessible.
However, when a raid draws near, Adams directs his dwarves to close that hatch and open the one covering the other entrance. The goblins head straight for it, not realising that it isn't just a normal entry into the fortress - instead, this one leads to a long hallway that doubles back on itself and is absolutely jam-packed with lethal traps.
When is Age of Empires 4's release date? Well we've got some good news and some great news. The good news is, we know it's coming in the autumn. The great news is, we know exactly whenit's coming - October 28 - thanks to an announcement during Microsoft's press conference during E3 2021.
With the previous Age of Empires landing over a decade ago, anticipation for a new entry in the classic RTS game series couldn't be higher if you placed it atop a saddled war elephant and marched it towards an enemy base.
Terraria has had a lot of final updates, but it seemed like Journey's Actual End might be the real swan song. (It has 'actual' right in the title!) Well, it seems the devs have at least one more last ride in mind, as a pair of teasers indicate that Terraria is crossing over with Don't Starve, and it looks like the games are trading bosses.
In an update on Terraria's Steam page, the devs at Re-Logic showed a gif of the Eye of Cthulhu popping up inside of Don't Starve. "You know how we always say that we are done adding content to Terraria? Well, about that... oh, wait, sorry, wrong game! Carry on, nothing to see here..."
Over on the Don't Starve side, the most recent changelog for Don't Starve Together features a brief clip of the Deerclops appearing within Terraria. (We've played with some brightness sliders to enhance it for the image above.) In a cheeky Twitter exchange, Klei suggests "it will all sort itself out by next month", so it's probably safe to expect to see these updates land soon.
Bungie's pinnacle PvP activity is back in rotation with a major revamp, and if you're looking for details on the Destiny 2 Trials rewards this week, you've come to the right place. Before you start working your way up through the ladder, you'll want to know what you're actually working for - so here's a breakdown of what's available each week, and what map you'll be playing on.
If you're not familiar with Trials of Osiris, it's a weekly PvP challenge where you enter a competitive gauntlet of 3v3 elimination matches. Your rewards are now doled out with a reputation system, so it's not about pure wins anymore, but you will still get special rewards if you can manage to go flawless.
Trials lands with the reset every Friday at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT / 6pm BST, and lasts until the Tuesday reset at those same times. Each week provides a new set of rewards and a new map to play on, so here's what you can expect for the latest rotation.
Xûr is Destiny 2's Exotic gear merchant. He appears every weekend to sell the game's most coveted items in exchange for Legendary shards, but if you're a casual player with limited shards to spend, it can be hard to know which of his wares is most worth your investment. That's where we come in.
As of June 12, 2020, it appears that Xûr is back to providing random rolls - so the Exotic merchant is providing more excitement than he has in a long time. Xûr appears every Friday at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT / 6pm BST, and will stick around until the Tuesday reset. We'll update this guide shortly after he arrives, so if you're reading this, you need only read on to learn where he is, and which are the best items he's selling this week.
Now we're in Beyond Light territory, but Xûr's first appearances have been at the usual spots - so maybe don't expect too many surprises from the merchant in the new year of Destiny content.
We'll be seeing the next big patch for 4X game Humankind next week, and developer Amplitude Studios has provided some additional details about what we can expect when it arrives. While there are some big balance changes coming in the next update, a few changes are significant enough that they're being held back for a follow-on patch that's set to arrive in the first week of November.
Amplitude confirms that the upcoming patch will add options for resource abundance, allowing you to independently adjust the availability of both strategic and luxury resources when starting a new game. The patch is also introducing new options for the avatar and persona systems, adding a 'random' button for personas when you choose your opponents and a colour picker tool for both empires and subtitles.
In the follow-up patch, Amplitude says it plans to add additional game parameter options that allow you to select which win conditions you want available in each game you begin. You'll be able to turn off pollution and disable the turn timer, so you can slug it out to the bitter end.
Valheim's Hearth and Home update has been with us for a month now, and the devs at Iron Gate are starting to offer a few more details on what's next. Some of these Valheim updates are still quite far out, but the Mistlands will be the next big biome update. However, that's still quite far away - in the meantime, the studio's working on Mountain caves.
Iron Gate stresses that the images you're seeing are merely concepts, but those concepts look mighty enticing. As the devs explain in a blog post, "currently, our dungeon master Erik is teaming up with the art department to work on something to make the Mountains a bit more interesting, especially for those of you who love to explore new places".
Those caves are planned as one part of a series of smaller updates to help fill the time until the proper Mistlands get added to the game. The devs note that it's "still too early to say what the implementation of the Mistlands will mean for your existing worlds," so you should maybe be prepared to let go of some old stuff if you want to explore the new biome.
CD Projekt has bought indie developer The Molasses Flood in order to work on a project "within one of their existing universes" - meaning that a team filled with BioShock veterans is now working on a new Witcher or Cyberpunk game.
In a statement today, The Molasses Flood announced that it was joining CD Projekt. Buying an indie studio is an unprecedented move for the studio behind The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, which normally builds all of its projects in-house - from its biggest titles to smaller games like the card game Gwent. The Molasses Flood confirms it'll be keeping its name and CD Projekt would support the studio's "own culture and growth".
While you could debate until the cows come home which Paradox grand strategy game is the most complex, Europa Universalis IV is definitely up there on the difficulty scale. One of the areas new players can especially find difficult is trade, a system that's changed several times since launch.
In the current version of the game, there are a handful of trade nodes based in Europe that are considered 'end nodes' - as in, trade flows into this node, but not outwards like with other nodes where there are both incoming and outgoing connections. This is an attempt to simulate the prominent trading hubs that emerged during the time period EU4 covers, and how certain regions tended to dominate trade in Europe.
It's niche as hell, but there's a debate among the player base as to which end node is the most lucrative to control. The current consensus appears to be that the English Channel is the best, followed closely by Genoa, with the Venice node being the worst. User Wureen on the EU4 subreddit has created a visual representation showing how many regions of the world feed into which endnotes, and the results seem conclusive.
According to a Microcenter listing spotted by Momomo_us, the i9-12900K will retail for $669.99, while its i7-12700K CPU sibling is priced at $549.99. Both Alder Lake chips are more expensive than Intel's Rocket Lake was at launch, with the i9 model costing almost as much as an RTX 3080 and more than our best cheap gaming PC build. Naturally, a rig armed with Intel's top tier processor could run rings around a $600 machine, but the fact you can get a full PC for less than the blue team's upcoming flagship CPU puts things into perspective.
The listing also confirms previous spec leaks for the i9-12900K, which state the chip has 16 cores and a boost clock of 5.2 GHz. As this is also an enthusiast-grade model, the package comes without a heatsink fan, so if you're planning on picking up this pricey processor, you'll need to factor in additional CPU cooler costs. If you're planning on overclocking, you might even need to invest in an AIO water cooler, as it requires 330W of power.
If you're tired of jerky gameplay and squinting to make out your next mission objective, it could be time for a new gaming monitor. Luckily, Amazon have got you covered with a $60 discount on the Acer Nitro Curved Monitor, taking the total price down to $292.80.
A curved monitor with crystal clear picture quality like the Acer Nitro can really enhance your PC gaming experience. Not only can it give you a more immersive experience by allowing you to really appreciate the quality of the graphics, but for those who like to spend their day playing the best MMO games or the best RPGs, you're likely to find it so much easier to keep track of everything on screen.
Boasting a not-unimpressive 165Hz refresh rate, and a response time of 1ms, the Acer Nitro gives a smoother viewing experience that's easy on the eyes, whether you're deep in enemy territory in your favourite shooter, or exploring a vast open world RPG. This particular offer is running on the 31.5" model, which is an ideal upgrade if you're looking for a bigger screen that doesn't take up your entire room.
The Stellaris DLC library continues to grow as Paradox's improves their take on a space 4X game. While it's not quite yet the size of the studio's other grand strategy games like Europa Universalis IV and Crusader Kings II, after five years it's catching up. Regardless, there is still enough of it that frugal gamers may need some help picking through the options.
We've sent our science ships to scan each add-on for value, and how much they actually add to the game, and return with their results. So, come check out our breakdown of all of the add-ons and expansions released to date, what they're good for, and whether they're worth picking up.
There's a fair few higher-priced expansions where the cost vs what you get can feel a little steep considering the feature sets can be quite lean. Since most major expansions are released alongside a free update, there's an argument to be made that you're subsidising all of the work that's gone into the free patch. As far as value for money goes, though, you might be better off waiting until these are on sale - it's your call.
The Grand Theft Auto Trilogy: Definitive Edition was finally confirmed earlier this month, but other than a few basic details Rockstar didn't provide much information. Now the studio has lifted the lid on the all-new GTA Trilogy, providing the release date trailer, screenshots... and its rather sizeable price and specs, which are higher than Red Dead Redemption 2.
The GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition comprises Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City, and San Andreas, which have all been remastered with higher resolution textures, greater draw distances, improved effects, and a "completely rebuilt lighting system". The games have also been updated with GTA5-style controls and a few quality of life improvements, like being able to immediately restart failed missions.
Looking for the best New World weapons? Amazon's new MMO game eschews the usual class system and gives players the ability to wield any of the game's eleven weapons freely. As you use a weapon, you gain mastery points in it, which you use to unlock skills and buffs in either of the weapon's two talent trees. You can choose up to three weapon skills that become available to you when that weapon is equipped, and you have two weapon slots, which you can switch between easily during combat without messing around in menus.
Though you can switch weapons at any point, it pays to choose two to specialise in and invest points into - especially as the skills at the end of each weapon's talent trees are particularly powerful. Each weapon scales off a specific primary attribute, and some of them also scale off a second attribute. As you level and gain attribute points, it's important to assign points to suit your chosen loadout.
When deciding which weapons to pick, it's definitely beneficial if both your weapons scale with the same attributes, although there are ways to get around this - for example, amber gems convert a percentage of your weapon's damage to nature damage, which scales off Focus. This means if you want to build high Focus for your Life Staff, you can still benefit from that investment when it comes to dealing damage with your other weapon.
Looking for the best New World rapier build? There are plenty of powerful New World weapons to choose from, and because Amazon's new MMO doesn't limit you to a single class, players are able to try out every weapon in the game before deciding which ones to level up.
The rapier is an instant favourite for many players who enjoy its swishy, nimble playstyle. It's a graceful yet ferocious weapon that is capable of dealing a large amount of single target damage, and has plenty of mobility skills in its arsenal to help you sidestep dangerous foes.
The rapier doesn't offer too much in the way of crowd control - it's best suited to one-on-one situations, whether that's dueling foes in PvP or facing formidable PvE bosses. It's also a melee weapon, so you may want to run a ranged weapon alongside it, particularly if you spend time in New World wars, prefer leveling solo, or want more versatility for open-world PvP. No matter the situation in which you intend to wield it, here are the best New World rapier builds.
The bright neon lights of Cyberpunk 2077's Night City twinkle invitingly as you gaze at it from the craggy desert hills of the Badlands, but as you approach it and it begins to surround and swallow you, the lights fade and you find yourself in the grime and sweat below. CD Projekt Red's sprawling and troubled RPG game may have made its share of missteps - the aggressive marketing campaign and buggy launch perhaps chief among them - but it gets a lot of things right, too.
One area where Cyberpunk 2077 - which you can buy here, coincidentally - really shines is in its cast of characters. The people V meets in the streets of Santo Domingo and the dusty desert trails of the Badlands are complex and layered, often brought to life by masterful vocal performances and animation. In keeping with the finer traditions of the cyberpunk genre, these characters can rarely be understood as being either good or bad - far more often, they're desperate people trying to navigate a world full of bad options.
Here's news editor Carrie Talbot and senior news writer Ian Boudreau, talking about Cyberpunk 2077's dramatis personae - who these people are, and why they're so appealing... even if they make you hate them sometimes.
Want to know everything about fishing in New World? Fishing is one of many different trade skills in New World, and catching rare fish takes a lot of work. Sometimes a quest asks for you to catch certain types of fish. Of course, you could just buy them from the New World trading posts, and the bots are out there filling its shelves, but as the famous saying goes - If you give a man a fish you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
Teaching your character to fish opens up new possibilities, but it's more complicated than just casting a line and reeling in fish. The quality of your equipment makes rarer fish appear more frequently, and the types of bait you can attach to your fishing pole work differently depending on whether you fish near the sea, or from riverbanks and lakes.
So here is everything you need to know about fishing in New World, from how to craft better fishing poles, what each fishing pole perk does, how to get bait, and where to find fishing hotspots.
You're all done installing the best graphics card and the best gaming CPU you could get your hands on, but your PC still looks like it'll be ridiculed on Reddit. What gives, you ask? The likelihood is you haven't spent enough time neatening up the interior, when if you manage cables just right, your rig can stand proudly atop your desk rather than hidden away underneath it.
When the majority of cases out there are designed to show off the innards of your gaming PC, with a shiny tempered glass window, what's the point of having RGB lighting if you're not going to do a little caretaking? Really, you've no reason not to, unless you're one of those rogues that takes no pride in a well-kept PC. It's relatively quick, easier than you think, and there are absolutely no downsides. Not only does it look prettier, but perfect cable management will stop wires impeding the airflow of your fans, granting you lower temperatures and a quieter-running system, which can translate to better performance and give you an advantage when it comes to overclocking your CPU and GPU.
Of course, you could just cheat by packing everything behind the best gaming motherboard and jamming the side panel back on, but there are far more elegant solutions out there. Follow these six steps of cable management and your setup could look like it's been done by a professional in no time.
Looking for the best New World hatchet builds? Amazon's new game moves away from the traditional class system found in other MMOs - instead, you have two slots to equip any New World weapon you like, which you can swap between at any time to rack up weapon experience points for every foe you defeat.
As you level up your weapons, you assign mastery points, unlocking powerful abilities and buffs to increase your potency on the battlefield. Each weapon also scales off particular attributes like strength or intelligence, so working out a combination that synergises well is important. The hatchet scales primarily off strength, but also dexterity - this means there's plenty of flexibility when it comes to customising a New World hatchet build.
Age of Empires IV has officially gone gold. More than that, we also know what time the RTS game will be releasing across the globe come October 28 when it's made available for the masses.
The release times came via the official Xbox Japan Twitter account, although at the time of writing the schedule has yet to be corroborated by any of the firm's other social channels. For our American readers, you'll be able to get your hands on the game from 8 am Pacific, 11 am Esatern Time. That's 4 pm here in the UK, and 5 pm for those on Central European Time. Sorry Australians, you'll have to stay up late, as it doesn't unlock until 2 am October 29 in Aus EDT.
In case you weren't familiar with the term, 'going gold' refers to the point prior to a game's release where the code is 'frozen', and sent out to other departments for distribution. This was of more importance during the age of physical media, although it still means that any fixes or tweaks that come after this week will appear in a day one patch, if there is one, or whenever the first official update lands.
Want to know what the Battlefield 2042 release date is? EA Dice's latest entry to the Battlefield series takes the game to the year 2042 - not much has changed, but the world is on the brink of war. The extreme weather conditions caused by global warming have led to thousands of deaths, collapsed economies, and broken alliances. Okay, maybe quite a lot has changed in 21 years.
Battlefield 2042 incorporates unique gameplay features which utilise the latest PC and console hardware. The treacherous weather effects aren't just a plot point either; storms and tornadoes dynamically hit busy areas on the map, forcing players to adjust to new conditions. Battlefield 2042 will be able to run on low spec hardware, but if you have a capable PC you will be able to participate in matches featuring up to 128 players.
One of the biggest changes to Battlefield 2042 comes in the form of the new specialist system, allowing players to customise their loadouts exactly the way they want. Players won't be forced to pick an underused class just to use a specific gun; instead you can choose your favourite weapon to complement your chosen specialist's unique specialty and trait. Here's everything you need to know about Battlefield 2042, including details about the upcoming open beta and the release date.
Following the release of BioWare's Jade Empire in 2005, the studio had been working on a sequel alongside the development of Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect - although it was eventually sidelined for those projects. Now ex-BioWare developer Mark Darrah has shared details on Jade Empire 2, including how it was "cancelled on its best day".
Darrah, who recently served as Dragon Age 4's executive producer until he left in December 2020, has been posting videos about his 23 years at BioWare. The most recent in his "memories and lessons" series is on the development of Jade Empire 2 - which you can see below - and includes how the project progressed to a modern-day setting through to a new project codenamed "Revolver", before ultimately being cancelled.
Darrah reflects how Jade Empire 2 started as a "fairly direct" sequel set a few decades after the original before the move to Mass Effect's Unreal engine prompted the team to "a modern setting set within the Jade Empire universe" - set centuries after the "Sacrifice" bad ending of the original.
Looking for the best Genshin Impact Albedo build? Albedo is a handsome young scholar and 'alchemical genius' who uses his expertise as Chief Alchemist and Captain of the Investigation Team to create beautiful yet devastating Geo flowers that explode with area-of-effect damage.
He can be built as a DPS if you so choose, but even though he's a one-handed sword user, we believe his strengths lie in the sub-DPS role, as his Elemental Burst and Elemental Skill abilities provide huge area-of-effect damage that scales from his defense stat. In order to maximise Albedo's damage, his Elemental Skill, Solar Isotoma, should be cast in each fight, as it deals AoE Geo damage to foes in the area through its Transient Blossoms. If there's a Solar Isotoma on the field when Albedo casts his Elemental Burst, it will generate seven Fatal Blossoms, which each explode and deal a ton of damage.
Gathering foes into a small area will maximise the burst damage from Fatal Blossom, as each enemy will be tracked by one blossom, leading to massive damage if they're clustered together. For this reason, Venti or Sucrose are ideal teammates for Albedo, as they can group foes together with their ults. Albedo also synergises well with Klee - and since they're essentially siblings, running them on the same team is extra adorable. Here's our Genshin Impact Klee build and Genshin Impact Venti build in case you've got either of these characters - but rest assured, Albedo is a valuable asset to any team. Here's what you need for the best Genshin Impact Albedo build.
Wondering how to get the best New World gear? There are a few ways to get your hands on new pieces of armour and New World weapons - you can pick them up as drops from enemies or in chests, purchase them from the marketplace or your New World faction shop, or craft them by hand.
You may be content just to upgrade your equipment as you go if you're close to the gear's equip level - the easiest way to get good gear is from the faction shop. However, if you're looking to get the most out of your character for New World PvP or high level content, you'll probably want to seek out even better gear.
If you're after the highest gear scores and the best perks and attributes for your build, you can either craft gear to your exact specifications, or hope that high level weapons drop from enemies. At level 60, the New World gear progression changes a little, and a 'watermark' system is introduced for high level gear. Here's everything you need to know about gear in New World.
Intel has a lot in the pipeline for 2022, and Pat Gelsinger hasn't been shy about the company's ambitions - especially when it comes to crushing Apple and AMD with its Alder Lake CPUs. However, while the blue team boss is optimistic about Intel's future in the gaming PC space, he thinks that semiconductor shortages will persist beyond 2022.
In an interview with CNBC, Gelsinger claims that the component shortage will get "incrementally better" but says there won't be a "supply-demand balance until 2023". Like with a similar statement made by AMD's Lisa Su, the Intel CEO doesn't give a specific timeframe for when supply issues will subside. However, the fact that both company heads agree that the situation won't resolve itself this year provides the forecast with some clout.
Cyberpunk and Witcher crew CD Projekt have acquired The Molasses Flood, the American studio behind post-apocalyptic raft ride The Flame In The Flood and base-building game Drake Hollow. Huh! The studio will be making a game set in one of CD Projekt's world, which warrants a second: huh! It's all secret for now.
When I think back to the ggames of my childhood, nothing puts a warm, fuzzy smile on my face like Warcraft 2. As one of the few PC games I had growing up, I ended up playing the campaign over and over again - or at least starting it over and over again - for what felt like actual years. I loved building up my fort and endlessly poking the peasants and peons until they shouted back at me in annoyance, and man alive, there is nothing sweeter than ordering a tooled-up army across the map and absolutely wrecking the enemy in one fell swoop of doom and destruction.
It is something I wish I could play again now with all my heart. I know there's version of it on GOG, but I'd also just quite like, you know, a newer, shinier version with a more up to date UI and all that jazz, and one whose map didn't whizz over to the other side of the screen with a single tap of the arrow key. I'd also like a version that isn't, somehow, made by Activision Blizzard because... *gestures to all their ongoing harassment lawsuits*. Fortunately, I've happened upon a couple of games in recent weeks that have really scratched that old Warcraft 2 itch of mine. I've already written about one of them - Diplomacy Is Not An Option - and the other is Age Of Darkness: Final Stand, a game with the most boring name imaginable, but is secretly very good.
Change isn't for everyone: just ask the 5% of Steam Hardware Survey respondents still using Windows 7. Sadly, even the most eager of early adopters might be looking to find out how to uninstall Windows 11, the very latest of Microsoft's operating systems. It could be the newly centralised Start menu; it could be the lack of DirectStorage support among games making the best SSDs perform below their full capability; it could just be a single unsquished bug, which remains a risk with the infant OS. Fortunately, if you decide to want to switch back to Windows 10 within 10 days of installing its successor, it's possible to roll back in just a few, mildly regretful clicks.
After adding official multiplayer modes to American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2, developers SCS Software have now made both support mods in multiplayer too. They're games many truckers mod with the trucks and decor of their dreams, so it'll be nice to show everyone your true truck self. I'd call this your drivatar but Forza has already claimed that.
After a stretch of teasing and leaking, Rockstar today revealed how they've renovated the GTA 3 trilogy for the upcoming horribly named collection, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition. A new trailer and screenshots reveal that GTA 3, Vice City, and San Andreas still have distinctly cartoon vibes, now paired with fancy reflections and effects. Rockstar also announced a release date of November 11th and a price of... £55? Gosh. See the new look for yourself in the trailer below.
On Tuesday the 26th of October, Doom Eternal players will be able to rip and tear through the hellish shooter's new horde mode. If you're not quite satisfied with murdering demons in a linear fashion, you'll be able to jump into a match to fight off waves of the beasties instead. It's arriving in the game's 6.66 update, along with two new master levels and Battlemode 2.0.
Pokemon has always featured some pretty amazing designs, but what would it look like if someone combined the existing characters with creatures from other anime. That is exactly what one Redditor did in a recent post to the Pokemon subreddit. As you can see below, user Leoiruga has made some dazzling crossover art that combines […]
It is safe to say that music is a vital part of the success of video games. Whether it's setting the mood for the conflict to come or helping you rage in the middle of a fight, there are so many great examples of music making video games better. Arguably the best example for this […]
It's Friday, so you know what that means. Time for another weekend of relaxation and fun where we get to watch anime. And what better way to get you in the mood to watch anime all weekend than by checking out the best anime memes we've found from across the internet. Whether it's Naruto, Demon […]
CD Projekt has just announced that it has acquired the indie game development studio The Molasses Flood. This news comes from a post on the CD Projekt website, and it also states that The Molasses Flood will be working on a project based on one of CD Projekt's existing IPs. The Molasses Flood is a […]
If you've been wondering why Nintendo has been a bit quiet in regards to the upcoming Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, a remake of the first two Advance Wars games, it's because this turn-based tactical combat game has been delayed. It was announced this morning that it will instead release sometime in spring 2022. Advance […]
Rockstar Games has today confirmed the release date for its upcoming remastered trilogy, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition. The compilation, which features GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas, will launch on Nov. 11 for $70 on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S or $60 on previous generation hardware. Rockstar is offering a […]
Good Smile Company has more Hatsune Miku figures on the way, and each one is a Nendoroid. It took to Twitter to reveal the latest look at the Snow Miku 2022 Nendoroid. Then, after that, it announced Miku Expo 2021 and Maneki Miku Ver Nendoroids are coming too. First, here's the new Snow Miku. Her design is based on art from Detsu. In April 2021, people had a chance to vote on which one would be used as the inspiration for the 2022 figure. Detsu's proved most popular. Now, there's a painted prototype of it. We're excited to reveal the […]
Founded by renowned game director Goichi "Suda51" Suda, Grasshopper Manufacture has had a long history of putting out eccentric, niche games with devoted cult followings. Although the studio wields creative energy akin to that of many modern indie developers, it has always worked under the constraints of major publishers and companies to some degree. From January 2013 until just recently, Grasshopper remained a subsidiary of GungHo Online Entertainment, a Japanese studio known for its involvement with games like Ragnarok Online. That no longer remains the case, as Grasshopper announced that Chinese company NetEase Games has acquired the studio. In a recent statement, NetEase Games spoke highly of Grasshopper, calling the studio "one of a kind in terms of mood-setting, movement design, and narrative rhythm design." The company referred to Grasshopper's "strong passion for creativity" as "admirable," and expressed excitement over &...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, October 22, 2021 3:15 PM
Despite just launching Valheim's first major content release last month, developer Iron Gate AB is already discussing what's next. And this time, it's "more on adventure and exploration than on building." The team is working on a new biome for Valheim, called Mistlands, and soon the game will include mountain caves for your Viking to wander through. Much of what's discussed in today's blog post is light on details. However, the new places to discover should scratch that adventurer's itch. The new Mistlands biome in Valheim is looking to insert even more creepiness in the game. I mean, the swamps are bad enough. But the latest screenshot showing the developer's work in progress does add a healthy dose of Silent Hill to the mix. Mistlands is pretty much self-explanatory: a dark biome shrouded in a thick fog. There's some greenery in the screenshot, and nary a tree to be seen. Of course, it's only a glimpse of what the b...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, October 22, 2021 1:30 PM
At this point, it's a little confusing as to what each version of Corpse Party is, so I'm going to break it down before getting to whether or not Corpse Party (2021) is worth it on PC. There's been a similarly-titled version of the game on Steam for five years. If you had any interest in the series prior to now, you probably played that one. To be more precise, Corpse Party first debuted in 1996 on the NEC PC-9801 line of home computers in Japan, using an earlier version of what would become RPG Maker. It attained a significant degree of popularity and the first four chapters of the game later saw a remake for mobile phones as Corpse Party: New Chapter. The last episode was never finished, though. The PC port we got on Steam in 2016 was the finished and expanded version of the mobile game with better visuals and voice acting, and it first released in Japan in 2011. In Japan, this PC version was known as Corpse Party Blood Covered. This version was further improved ...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, October 22, 2021 1:15 PM
Two weeks following its reveal, the Grand Theft Auto trilogy remaster has short comparison trailer, as well as a release date. And it's coming sooner than you think. The exhaustively named Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — The Definitive Edition (why use "the" twice, c'mon) will be available on November 11 on the Rockstar Games Launcher for PC. The comparison trailer should give you a good idea of how the game will look. But here's a spoiler: it's a lot better than what was speculated. There were concerns that the Grand Theft Auto trilogy remaster would only have a few touch-ups, but the comparison trailer puts that theory to bed. I honestly think the collection looks superb when paired with footage of the original games. Let's be frank, we probably all remember the games looking better in our youth. In the trailer, we clearly see improved lighting and shadow, higher resolution textures, and some nice reflections on vehicles. Rockstar p...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, October 22, 2021 11:33 AM
There are some movies out there that I consider to be "half-horrors." Films that aren't necessarily shocking, but completely capable of giving you the creeps. Creepy button-up doll eyes or the uncanny valley Claymation set in Halloween are some of the things that come to mind. Tandem: A Tale of Two Shadows fits there perfectly, with the game's terrifically gothic setting, a creepy doll with a hunchback and a protagonist with an incredibly uncanny look. While the setting of the world is undeniably gripping, this short four-hour puzzle game never completely cashes in on its promising gothic vibe. Perhaps this is because the narrative is a little shallow, save for a bombastic twist ending, or that the characters of the game never actually make any sense. But at its heart, Tandem: A Tale of Two Shadows isn't a story-based game, no matter how much nonsensical lore the game wants to contain. Tandem is a puzzle game that strives to act as a unique wedge in the...
Nintendo Everything Friday, October 22, 2021 3:14 PM
McCree from Overwatch will now be known as Cole Cassidy, Blizzard has announced as part of a post made on social media. We previously heard that the company intended to change McCree's name amid controversy at the studio. This is the first time we're hearing about the final choice. Regarding Cole Cassidy in Overwatch, Blizzard had this to say: The...
During Hasbro's virtual fan event Pulse Con, it was announced that Smite will be crossing over with Transformers as part of a special event. This will go live in November. Smite will give players the chance to battle as iconic and infamous robots Optimus Prime, Megatron, and Starscream as top-of-the-line god skins in the Transformers Battle Pass. Optimus Prime converts...
We've got news about the next Pokemon GO Community Day, as Shinx is set to be featured in the next event for November 2021. This will run on Sunday, November 21 from 11:00 AM to 5 PM local time. As the highlight of the event, Shinx will be appearing more frequently in the wild. If you're lucky enough, a Shiny...
Super Rare Games, in partnership with Lateralis, has announced a physical version of the 1-bit action platformer Dogworld. The company will produce 3,000 copies in total. Each unit includes all the current content on its cart, a full-color manual, interior artwork, an exclusive sticker, and trading cards. Here's some additional information about Dogworld: Shoot, jump, and slide your way through...
A new launch trailer has come in for Monomals, a puzzle platformer for Switch. Publisher Rogue Games and developer Picomy are celebrating the game's release on Nintendo's console. Here's an overview of Monomals, straight from the eShop page: There's a big music contest going on amongst the world's best animal DJs! Armed with a big fishing rod and a plug,...
The news for the Cotton series continues, as ININ Games has now announced that Cotton 100% will be appearing on Switch next week. Cotton 100%, a scrolling shoot 'em up, first appeared on the Super Famicom in 1994. It will be making its western debut for the first time when it releases digitally for Switch on October 29. Strictly Limited...
A Boy and His Blob, which previously came to Wii, now has a release date on Switch. It's confirmed for a November 4 launch. Ziggurat just announced the port at the start of October. With the game planned for November, the turnaround from reveal to release is only a month. Learn more about A Boy and His Blob with the...
Nintendo has delayed the release of Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp. As opposed to December 3 of this year, the game will now launch in Spring 2022. Nintendo said Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp "just needs a little more time for fine tuning." No other specifics about the delay were provided. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp is being developed by...
Rockstar Games has shared more details on GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, including Switch-specific features. The package contains enhanced versions of Liberty City, Vice City, and San Andreas. They'll come with GTAV-inspired modern controls, visual improvements such as resolution upgrades and improved visual fidelity across the world, and more. Digging more into the gameplay, players can look forward...
Rockstar Games has made the very first trailer available for GTA: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, which was recently announced. The package includes updated versions of Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. For those that have missed our previous coverage, check out the following overview: Three iconic cities, three epic...
There are two main ways to connect with other players in Monster Hunter Rise. We have Online Multiplayer and Local Multiplayer. You can play the entirety of the game solo. So what reason could there be to play multiplayer? And how? In this article, we're going to answer all the questions about the multiplayer in […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, October 22, 2021 1:52 PM
Wondering how to unlock weapons in Supergiant Games' Hades? The answer is Titan Blood! According to Hades' lore, a terrible power rests within Titan blood that a drop of it awakens memories, memories of the battle these Titans faced, within the weapons that are now under Zagreus' possession. Titan Blood is one of the essential […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, October 22, 2021 11:49 AM
The Eye of the Storm is one of the elite enemies in Genshin Impact. It can only be found in a few spots in Mondstadt and Liyue. Also known as a Restless Elemental, this creature can manipulate Anemo to create a wind storm to attack. This enemy is immune to Anemo attacks, floats around, and […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, October 22, 2021 9:03 AM
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds or PUBG started the battle royale craze back in 2017. Back then, gamers were scrambling to get into the beta version of the game to get a taste of the then-fresh battle royale experience. A few years later, PUBG isn't as hot as it used to be. However, it is still a game […]
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, October 22, 2021 12:21 PM
What's up folks? We have another great giveaway from gamehag for various games. This is what they say. Get the reward G3SG1 | Jungle Dashed (Field-Tested) Giveaway. To get this key your Steam level must be at least 5. Last minute notes Login with your gamehag account, complete all steps to get your key. Isn't that great news or what? Click on the button below to get you started. ItR...
Hello folks. We have another remarkable giveaway from MMOBomb for Shaiya. This is what they say. MMOBomb and Gamigo have partnered up to get our users a free Gift pack Key with in-game items for Shaiya. Each key unlocks a special mount, a costume and a pet. A few words about Shaiya Shaiya is a Fantasy styled MMORPG that was published by Aeria games and released in December 2007. Players choose bet...
What's up folks? MMOBomb holds a new giveaway for Online. Their message follows. To celebrate the Realm of the Gods Udate, MMOBomb and Gamigo have partnered up to get our users a free Titania Mount Key for Fiesta Online. Each key unlocks several in-game items including a Titania Mount and Teva's Lotus Costume! Please note Keys can only be redeemed when the account is 30 days old or old...
Hello all. MMOBomb is giving you the chance to win on Game of Thrones Winter is Coming. Let's hear them out. MMOBomb and R2Games have partnered up to score YOU a gift pack key with in-game items for Game of Thrones Winter is Coming! A few words about Game of Thrones Winter is Coming Strategy starts early in Game of Thrones Winter is Coming as players need to build an impenetrable base, train...
Hello folks. MMOBomb is giving all the chance to win on Aura Kingdom. Let's hear them out. MMOBomb and Gamigo group have partnered up to score YOU a super cute Tanuki Mount for Aura Kingdom. Its appearance is almost guaranteed to melt the heart of anyone who sees it. A few words about Aura Kingdom Aura Kingdom is a free to play online anime MMORPG, with an interesting storyline and straightf...
Hello folks. MMOBomb holds a new giveaway for Omega Zodiac. Let's hear them out. MMOBomb and Game Hollywood have partnered up to score YOU a Gift pack for Omega Zodiac with lots of in-game items! A few words about Omega Zodiac The Goddess Athena is in danger, and she needs your help in Omega Zodiac. Choose from one of three unique classes, each with their own skill tree and upgrade sys...
Hello folks. MMOBomb is giving all the opportunity to win on Grand Fantasia. Let's hear them out. MMOBomb and Gamigo group have partnered up to score YOU a special pack key with lots of in-game items for Grand Fantasia. A few words about Grand Fantasia Grand Fantasia is a MMORPG set in the fantasy world of Saphael where players must banish evil with the help of Sprites, messengers from the A...
What's up folks? MMOBomb holds a new giveaway for Eudemons Online. Let's hear them out. To celebrate the 15th Anniversary, MMOBomb and Eudemons team have partnered up to get our users a free gift Key with in-game items for Eudemons. Each key unlocks 50.000 Gold, equipment and much more! A few words about Eudemons Online Eudemons Online is a free-to-play MMORPG from TQ Digital and 99 Di...
Mild spoilers for Alan Wake are in this article, so be warned! I'm a pretty anxious guy. Because of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), I find a lot of things to be very unsettling, including writing this fairly forthcoming article. I'm not big on talking about these facets of myself, as […]
Alan Wake Remastered is an excellent remaster of a truly unique game. It has some rough patches when it comes to combat, but that can't stop the game from standing out as one of the most interesting titles I've played in ages. The atmosphere, characters, and story make Alan Wake Remastered something that you simply […]
Developer: Probe Publisher: Acclaim Released: November 17, 1998 Genre: Racing Extreme-G was a valiant first attempt at a futuristic racer. It had its flaws, some pretty significant, but many were able to overlook them to experience its content. Now granted as a N64 owner in 1997 it is not like you were spoiled for […]
From information on where to watch, to what to expect during the gameplay, to surprise reveals, here's everything you need to know about how to watch IGN Plays Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy A Day Early With Developer Commentary.
Rockstar has announced that Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition will be released digitally on November 11, with physical releases to follow on December 7. The news comes alongside a first look at the updated versions of the three classic games.
Jump to your Town Center, queue up a quick chat with your team, and find that dang Idle Villager who's just been hanging out taking up space. Today we're excited to give an early look at some of the hotkeys you'll have in your arsenal to help build up your village, manage your army on […]
Three iconic cities, three epic stories, one definitive collection. Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition includes the genre-defining Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas together — each one enhanced for a new generation and available together for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. […]
If your game focuses on an ensemble cast of relatable characters and their small-town conflicts and dramas, don't be surprised when you hear players ask for more. As the Community Manager for Mutazione, I've seen countless heartfelt requests for Mutazione's story to continue. Players want DLC. They want a sequel. They want a trilogy! Since […]
Welcome to this feature about House of Ashes, launching today for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on the Xbox Store! I'm Barney Pratt, Audio Director here at Supermassive Games. Today I am going to explain our cinematic approach to the music, for this game and the wider series, and how we developed a signature […]
Dead by Daylight might just be the perfect Halloween game. It gets you together with friends. Its gameplay is built on tension, thrills, and kills. It even features a hall-of-fame-level cast of original characters and iconic legends from horror's biggest film and gaming franchises. Halloween is in our DNA, and with a new tome open in the archives, a new survivor joining the roster, and a huge Halloween […]
When it comes to designing and developing the games in the Forza Horizon series, there's one thing that the team at Playground Games prioritizes over everything else: an authentic, open world. Cool cars and great music are certainly important, however, those elements alone are not what delivers an authentic Forza Horizon experience. With past games […]
In the middle of all the haunts and horrors of Fortnitemares, a terrifying surprise has come to the Island of Fortnite: the arrival of the Cube Queen! The full scope of her vision for Cubic dominance is yet to be known, but we will do our best to prepare you for what to expect in […]
Princess.Loot.Pixel.Again is the translation of our team's most brave ideas in game design: an advanced combat system and random generation, which adds interest and complexity to the gameplay. We wanted to combine our ideas in a traditional for the genre setting with princesses and dragons, the classic story about a brave knight. This is the […]
The Queen of the Banshees update marks the coming of Cliodhna, the newest Celtic goddess, available now in Smite on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. The banshees' wails sound across the emerald isle, their mournful keening the herald of doom upon a household, for death now waits beyond the door. Few symbols of the […]
Hey Xbox Nation! I'm Ian Proulx, the creator of Splitgate and co-founder of 1047 Games. If you've heard of our game before, chances are it was around July or August, the start of our Open Beta. That's when we were overwhelmed by the large number of new players wanting to play the game. Since then, […]
Welcome to Next Week on Xbox! Here we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows PC as well as upcoming Xbox Game Pass and soon-to-be released ID@Xbox games! Get more details on these games below and click their profiles for pre-order details when available (release dates are […]