The PSP is long dead. The Playstation Vita too. But long live Valve's Steam Deck, a handheld that's just around the corner, and thanks to Sony's new PC gaming push, will finally make the dream of playing the company's biggest blockbusters on a small portable device a reality.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas isn't filled with ghosts, aliens, cryptids, monsters, or shadow people. But in the years after its initial 2004 release—at a time when uploading videos to the internet was hard and datamining games was less common—people believed Rockstar's classic open-world game contained all those…
Here's a small item that had me feline fine on this debatably not-fine Friday: In Far Cry 6, there's an island with a shipwrecked boat full of cat dolls. It's cute. It's also, as I just learned today, apparently a long-running gag in a particular flavor of Ubisoft map games.
Skydance New Media and Amy Hennig, the creative director on the first three Uncharted games, announced today that they are working on a new narrative-focused Marvel action-adventure game featuring an original storyline.
Another Mario fan game looks like it's about to bite the dust, but this time nobody's shedding any tears. The 1up Platform is a cryptocurrency scheme that got underway earlier this year, seemingly featuring a battle royale of corporate copyrights and stolen artwork. Now it's finally attracted the attention of Nintendo.
Boarding a city subway is always a dice roll for whatever terror awaits you once the train doors close. Maybe there's some trash taking up a seat, or annoying passengers who are hell bent on making their business yours. The new psychological horror game, Subway Midnight, taps into that uncertainty and spices it up by…
While the biggest news from the Facebook Connect livestream was Facebook's rebranding to Meta (which I refuse to use), the social media company also announced that Oculus Quest VR headsets will no longer require a Facebook account.
The first thing that comes to mind when I think of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask is that horrifying moon. It's ominous, always smiling, a reminder that death is an inevitability for everyone. It lingers in the background, like a shadow against a wall, waiting to strike. If, after three days, you fail to save the…
Even if you primarily use your Nintendo Switch as a living room console, situated in its dock and hooked up to your TV, you'll probably want to take it on the go from time to time. That's...kind of the portable's whole deal. Even figures released by Nintendo show that roughly 80 percent of Switch owners use their…
Toss a coin to your Witcher-song-singing friends. Netflix released the first official trailer for The Witcher's second season, which debuts on December 17. No other way to put this: It looks bonkers. It also kinda muddies the suspenseful setup from the end of the first season.
Unsighted, the recent isometric Metroidvania from two trans Brazilian developers, Studio Pixel Punk, is the genre at its best. From its impeccable art, music, and atmosphere, to its open-ended "explore how and where you want" structure, deliciously anxiety-inducing time limit, and satisfying combat, it is a…
Everyone's entitled to one good scare, but we're forfeiting that right this year - far too many ghoulish goings on in the real world to relax by being chased by an evil clown-spider train. See, we love Halloween here at PCGamesN - pumpkins, low-budget costumes, homemade snacks that are made to look like eyeballs - but we're not all fans of horror games. Jumpscares? Needles in the eye? Spiders with upside-down baby faces? None for us, thanks. To make matters worse, there are plenty of non-horror games with terrifying moments in them, so finding totally scare-free, fright night appropriate games is no mean feat.
If you want to celebrate All Hallows' Eve without having to sleep through November with the lights on, then we've prepared a list of Halloween-adjacent games that provide all the schlocky, tropey goodness of the holiday without even the slightest risk of getting spooked.
You can find our roundups of the best zombie games, vampire games, and ghost games if you're looking for a more specific brand of Halloween critter, or - if you start to feel brave halfway through this list - you can check out our main selection of actually scary horror games.
Big-budget Marvel's films have more or less taken over the movie world, but triple-A games about those characters have been a bit harder to come by - especially outside of Sony's first-party PlayStation offerings. Now another studio is taking a blockbuster swing at Marvel: Skydance New Media, under the direction of former Uncharted lead Amy Hennig.
Skydance New Media has issued a press release announcing a "partnership with Marvel Entertainment to develop a narrative-driven, blockbuster action-adventure game, featuring a completely original story and take on the Marvel Universe". There are no further details on what shape the game will take just yet, but Marvel Games head Jay Ong says more info will come "when the time is right".
While New World might naturally share some of its DNA with other MMORPGs, as games in the same genres do, it's undeniably a distinct experience with its own gameplay, style, and story. And it seems this intent - to make it its own decidedly new MMO experience - was key to the devs at Amazon Games, as senior producer Katy Kaszynski has touched on in a talk at this year's Develop: Brighton conference.
In reply to a question asking about how the devs balance New World's new and interesting mechanics with the expectations and knowledge of established MMORPG players, Kaszynski says it's something the team talks about because they're "trying to create a new game" - their purpose was creating a new MMO. "It's a hard genre to break into, and we didn't want to be like everybody else," she explains. "And it's not like we're railing against mounts in the game" - this being an example of the kind of familiar MMO feature incoming players might have expected to see.
"What we want is it to be an immersive experience, and we felt like the spirit shrines, for instance - those fit the lore better than mounts did," Kaszynski explains, with these being fast travel points players can use across New World's gameworld of Aeternum.
Magic has always been an important element of Total War: Warhammer, but with Total War: Warhammer III, the winds of magic are getting much stronger. New rules for magic are coming along with the third entry in the strategy game series, which should make spellcasters more fun to have around - or more of a significant problem to face on the battlefield.
All armies in Total War: Warhammer III will now have a reserve pool for the winds of magic, which can be drawn from to replenish the active magic pool available to spellcasters in each army. Depending on the winds of magic active in the area an army is located, that reserve will either increase or decrease, and several factors can influence the rate at which magic reserve is generated or lost each turn.
For daemon factions, this is particularly important: having low magic reserves will result in debuffs to unit replenishment rates, leadership levels, and physical resistances. Conversely, having high magic reserves grants bonuses, depending on which Chaos faction the daemons belong to. For Tzeentch forces, for example, their barrier recharge speed increases at high reserve levels, whilst Korne forces (which have no spellcasting units out of general principle) will see their magic resistances increased.
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.
As previously announced, Skyrim: Anniversary Edition comes bundled with every single bit of content ever released via the controversial Creation Club. But there's brand-new stuff, too, including a pair of major additions inspired by Morrowind and Oblivion featuring new gear and a whole new quest line.
The Ghosts of the Tribunal add-on adds over a dozen new bits of gear inspired by Morrowind. The Cause is a new quest line featuring the Mythic Dawn, which you may remember as the evil cult bent on opening the gates to Mehrunes Dagon's realm in Oblivion - here they're doing much the same. This quest line has "brand-new enemies, locations, and weapons", and will let you summon a daedric horse to ride around in hellish style.
If you don't want to upgrade to Anniversary Edition, both The Cause and The Ghosts of the Tribunal will be available separately. An update in November will prevent all the Creation Club add-ons from initialising on startup, which means you're no longer going to be inundated with quest pop-ups as soon as you start a new game, so you should be able to get into all this additional stuff a bit more organically.
Picking the best gaming mouse is far more difficult than it used to be, with more gaming PC brands to choose from than ever before - and with advancements in low latency technology, even the best wireless gaming mouse is an option.
Nailing down exactly what you want can be tricky, as it's a delicate balance of finding the right mix of features and design. You have to juggle comfort, ergonomics, performance, reliability, specs, and, as always, aesthetics. Figure out which of these attributes are most important to you, and then take a dive into the comparisons below.
While it used to be as simple as buying Logitech or Razer, competition is hot with digital rodents from SteelSeries, Corsair, Roccat, and more in 2021. We've tested a wide variety of gaming mice and have finally narrowed down our favourites based on the genres of games, grip styles, and hand sizes they're most suited to, as well as the more affordable options for those of you that don't mind sacrificing a few features.
Webcams have proven to be priceless portals to the outside world throughout the ongoing pandemic, enabling you to work from home while prompting more people to livestream on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook than ever before. You can do a lot better than the built-in lens on the best gaming laptop, tablet, or smartphone, however, as a dedicated webcam captures your likeness with crystal clear clarity.
Razer, Logitech, and Avermedia pack the best webcams with up to 4K resolution, a smooth 60fps, and some even work better in the dark with low-light sensors. They're backed by software that makes customisation easy, so you can stop that pesky autofocus from blurring your face during all-important Discord, Zoom, or Google Meet calls and tinker with the colour balance.
Nothing quite beats the quality of Sony's dedicated DLSR cameras if you're a content creator, but these webcams are feature-rich while keeping the price between $30 and $200. They even fit right on top of the best gaming monitor without the need for a stand. There's something for everyone, no matter your use case.
"I've lived through three supposed end of days," a casual Geralt of Rivia remarks to a boar-man sitting in a pub in the new trailer for Netflix's The Witcher Season 2. "It's all horseshit." He's probably right, of course, but that doesn't seem to be getting in the way of the second season of the RPG game's TV adaptation dialing up the action and upping the stakes for our favourite mutant monster hunter and his pals.
The new trailer has the tagline "Destiny is a beast," and there are plenty of beasts on parade. One shot shows a bat-winged demon flying in the distance as Geralt strides into a still pond, while later on, the Witcher is assaulted by a huge vampire bat. In the snowy woods, Geralt and Ciri face off against a powerful Leshen that sends root-like tendrils toward them under the ground.
So we're going to be seeing more monsters, which is always fun. Geralt and Yennefer also demonstrate some of their fearsome powers: Geralt makes liberal use of the Quen and Aard signs, while Yenn is clearly still wrestling with her own developing abilities as a sorceress.
Want to know more about the upcoming Genshin Impact events? A new version of Genshin Impact arrives every six weeks, complete with new characters, quests, and events. It's difficult to keep track of which events are currently running and if there are any new ones coming soon, so here's a schedule for all current and upcoming Genshin Impact events.
Genshin Impact has a number of events running simultaneously, and they aren't just in-game events. When a new Genshin Impact character joins the game, the devs launch a web event at the same time - players learn about the latest characters through an interactive story told through a web browser. The rewards for completing different events range from in-game items like primogems and mora, to real life prizes like mouse mats and plushies.
Just like the Genshin Impact banners, most events are only available for a limited time, so it's worth participating as soon as you can. New events are usually added to Genshin Impact after an update, but it's worth keeping an eye out on this page as the devs do like to surprise the community.
There are currently 41 Genshin Impact characters available, so there's no shortage of candidates for your dream team. But with so many different weapon, elementals, talents, ascension bonuses, and constellations upgrades, finding your favourites can be challenging.
In truth, it is difficult to find a truly bad Genshin Impact character. While base stats and elemental abilities are important, the value of a character also depends on personal playstyle, available weapons and artifacts, and team composition. That being said, if your favourite character is in C tier or below, you may struggle to get past some of the more challenging Spiral Abyss floors. Don't worry too much if your favourite character is on one of the lower tiers; you can still make it work with our recommended Genshin Impact builds.
In general, being on the highest tiers mean that the character is the best in their role, is not too difficult to build, and performs well regardless of teammates. Being on a lower tier means that there are better alternatives, or the character needs a very specific build or team to shine. Just to note, the characters are not ranked within their own tier, and with that out of the way, let's take a look at our ranking of characters in our Genshin Impact tier list!
Still, they are coming, and the 4X game is going to be blown wide open as strategy game fans apply all their passion and creativity, as they've already done with the 300+ map mods already available via Mod.io - Amplitude's official partner for Humankind mods. In advance of the tools releasing, the studio has released a quick primer to walk everyone through the basics of how mods are created, shared, and then downloaded and installed.
Amplitude is also keen to stress that these tools should be considered a beta release, "These tools are not complete yet," the blog post reads, "missing some anticipated features like AI modding, and you may run into some bugs and errors while making or playing with mods… While we had meant to release the modding tools alongside the game, with a closed beta before launch, we had to admit that the modding tools needed more work. Frankly, they still do, but we don't want to keep you waiting any longer."
Warzone guns are, unsurprisingly, pretty key to victory. Even if you win your Warzone Gulag fight right at the end of the match and parachute in, you'll still need to scrounge together some weapons to stand a chance at winning the match. Warzone guns behave very differently than they do in core multiplayer modes, so the knowledge base doesn't transfer. Besides, with the largest map in Call of Duty history, 149 other players to outlast, and new mechanics like an armour plate system, your needs are very different than in a match on Rust or Crash.
So, what are the best Warzone guns and weapons to pickup and fight with, or to base your best Warzone loadout drop around? We've secured several wins in Warzone, watched even more streamer wins, and lost many more matches on top of that, so we're confident we can present you with a list of the best Warzone guns to use in Call of Duty's sophomore battle royale experience.
Naturally, personal preference does play a huge role here, so if you disagree with some of our picks then there's nothing wrong with you racking up headshots and team wipes with a different gun in Warzone.
There's a big update coming to CoD's battle royale game; Warzone integrates with this year's Call of Duty, Vanguard, later this year. Call of Duty Cold War integrated with Warzone not long after Cold War's release, and Season 1 began for both games simultaneously in December 2020.
It looks like this year will be fairly similar, with the Call of Duty Vanguard release date scheduled for November. We've already had a chance to play the Vanguard open beta and have put together all the Call of Duty Vanguard weapons we've seen in the beta so far - all of which can have up to ten attachments - so you better get planning your loadout.
Warzone is currently in Season 5, with both Modern Warfare and Cold War weapons available to players. The Warzone map changed significantly in Season 3, receiving an '80s makeover complete with action film icons John McClane and Rambo. Now there are even more changes coming to Warzone in November with the integration of Vanguard, including a new map, weapons, and anti-cheat system.
We're slowly approaching that time of year again, where the prices of gaming gear are laid on the chopping block, the axe is lowered, and we're left with discounts spilling out into a basket below. The crowd cheers. Gruesome imagery aside, Black Friday might just be the perfect time of year to upgrade, but there are quite a few tempting gaming mouse deals primed and ready to go.
So, what separates a gaming mouse from your everyday office clicker? After all, you've already broken free from the confines of a trackpad, what more could you possibly need? For a start, they can give you the edge in FPS games with better sensors and adjustable DPI, extra buttons when playing the best MMOs, or cut the cord so you don't get your wires crossed without wireless input lag.
Most other times of year, these features come at a premium price, but Razer and Logitech aren't waiting for the day to roll around. We suspect we'll see Corsair, SteelSeries, Roccat, and HyperX join in on the fun by the time Black Friday lands on our doorstep, too, if you have your eye on a particular model.
Want to know more about the new Warzone map? Sledgehammer Games' WW2 themed release will integrate with Warzone in December 2021, introducing new weapons, vehicles, and a brand new WW2 map set to replace '80s Verdansk. The new map is called Caldera, and it's going to launch with Vanguard and Warzone Season 1.
Black Ops Cold War fully integrated with the battle royale game at the beginning of Season 3 with the release of '80s Verdansk, five months after its November launch. There were a number of issues with the Cold War integration that took a while to fix: popular weapons were completely unbalanced for months, attachments didn't function like they were supposed to, and weapon balancing on Modern Warfare weapons completely stopped.
A recent Call of Duty blog post broke down everything coming to Warzone less than a month after Vanguard launches. There are plenty of in-game events on the run up to Warzone Pacific, so stay tuned for more information. Here's everything we know about the new Warzone map so far.
What are the best strategy games on PC? Some would say Command and Conquer, others Civilization VI, while yet more still would say "actually, Civ IV was the better ga-" but at that point we'd stop listening because nobody cares. Join us as we explore a curated collection of the genre's greatest hits, from newcomers to classics.
Fun fact: the strategy genre was first invented back in 1938, when Winston Churchill looked out an aeroplane window over France and thought, "Hey, this would make a really cool videogame, whatever that is." Probably. Since then, there have been about a hundred million different strategy games, simulating as many different kinds of fighting as we humans have had reasons to fight one another.
Turn-based or real-time, grand strategy or tactical... this genre is as diverse as they come. But which are the absolute top strategy games on PC? Well, just drag a selection box over our bodies and right-click on the horizon, and we'll find out. We have a strategy editor on our team now, so we can't be wrong. (Editor:could be immediately wrong)
Update - October 29, 2021 This story has been updated to reflect that the next-gen upgrades are due in Q1 2022, while the updates, improvements, and free DLC are due sometime in 2022.
It seems the updates and other content currently in the pipeline for Cyberpunk 2077 have been pushed into 2022. The RPG's roadmap - laid out in a simple diagram giving a broad idea of when future content is due to drop - has been updated on developer CD Projekt Red's site, and it now indicates the next patches, game improvements, and free downloadable content coming up are on the way next year.
The new roadmap, updated October 28 according to a note on the site (and as spotted by Tyler McVicker), now shows "updates, improvements, and free DLC" are due in 2022, with the free next-gen update for those based on consoles due in the first quarter, which runs from January 1 to March 31, 2022. The previous version of the roadmap (which you can see here via Wayback Machine's October 20 snapshot of the page) instead had "free DLC", the next-gen console update, and "multiple updates and improvements" listed as due to drop sometime this year.
It's not clear from the roadmap update why the content has been pushed back. However, the studio did recently announce on Twitter that it was delaying the next-gen updates for Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3, explaining that, "based on recommendations supplied by teams supervising the development of both games, we decided to postpone their releases until 2022."
Want to know when Call of Duty Vanguard's release date is? Call of Duty Vanguard arrives later this year. Just like Call of Duty: WWII, Vanguard is set during the second World War. Whereas WWII focused on European battles, Vanguard takes a closer look at battles on the Pacific Front, North Africa, and other locations.
While the integration process between Black Ops Cold War and Warzone took months to accomplish, it looks like Vanguard's integration won't be anywhere near as long, and will roll out when the new Warzone map launches later this year, alongside new weapons, vehicles, and a new anti-cheat system. Vanguard also features a new Vanguard Zombies game mode, which follows on from the Dark Aether story.
With only a week to go before the WW2 game launches, there's a lot to talk about with all the new multiplayer game modes, the new weapons and gear, and the campaign. Here's everything we know about Call of Duty Vanguard so far, including the open beta dates, what the story entails, and more.
Looking to enhance your gaming experience with a new controller? Tired of finding ways to make your gaming keyboard work for action games? Want to enjoy more precision in your online gaming sessions? With its customisable paddle switches and interchangeable controls, the Razer Wolverine Ultimate controller gives you all of that and more. Not only is it one of the best PC controllers, but right now, it's available for less than $100 on Amazon.
The Razer Wolverine Ultimate comes with a choice of thumbsticks and D pads, allowing you to swap between the different heights and shapes for your individual comfort and ease of use. On top of that, it comes with remappable extra buttons that allow you to master the most advanced techniques in your favourite games. This versatility means that the controller works for the way you play, whether you're playing a battle royale like Fortnite, or a huge open-world RPG like Assassin's Creed Valhalla.
If you enjoy long-haul gaming sessions, you'll be pleased to hear that this controller, with its familiar Xbox design and classic Razer Chroma RGB lights, is ergonomically designed to help make sure that it remains comfortable in your hands even after several hours. It works with both PC and Xbox One consoles, and with its wired connection, there's no need to worry about it running out of charge mid-boss fight.
Looking for the best Thoma build? The famous fixer and Kamisato housekeeper is no stranger to those who've played through the Genshin Impact Inazuma storyline - and he will appear as a playable character for the first time on the next Genshin Impact banner.
Thoma is a four-star character with a Pyro vision, and features alongside Hu Tao on the second Genshin Impact banner of the 2.2 update, due to go live on November 2. You'll still be able to get him after his banner ends, but he won't have an increased drop rate unless he's featured on the special wish banner again.
Thoma's elemental skill and elemental burst both summon a Pyro shield to protect the active character. The damage absorption of this shield scales with Thoma's max HP. His burst has a high Pyro damage potential, which partly scales with max HP again, thanks to his Flaming Assault passive. This means he can be built as a shield support character or as a Pyro DPS character - here are the best Genshin Impact Thoma builds for both roles.
Intel officially revealed its Alder Lake desktop processors on October 27, and you can pre-order them right now if you can find any in stock. While they won't land on shelves until November 4, a lucky few are already getting to grips with what's shaping up to be the best gaming CPU around, the Core i9-12900K.
Several users on the Intel subreddit claim to have their hands on the flagship i9-12900K ahead of release, some complete with pictures of the product packaging. While buyers receiving their shiny new tech prior to the official street date is nothing new, some also claim that retailer Newegg has called them and explicitly asked them not to disclose their early shipment.
It's understandable why Newegg would do this, as we're sure Intel won't be best pleased, but as these people aren't bound by an NDA, there's very little that can be done to correct this mistake. However, it appears that no one has received Z690 motherboards alongside their early processor, and so we'll have to wait a little longer for third-party performance benchmarks.
Ever since I witnessed a little red-and-blue plumber-man tumble into the gnashing jaws of a Piranha Plant, I knew vegetables weren't to be trusted. I see my suspicion of all things green and floral as a natural, even instinctual thing. We ourselves aren't vegetable, and differences so often motivate our deepest fears. The vegetal realm is entirely inaccessible to us, its behaviour strange and habitats dark. From the carnivorous Venus flytrap to the bleeding tooth fungus, from plants that smell like rotting corpses to one's that trap prey and dissolve them with digestive fluids, it's an unknown, often dangerous world, and one that overlaps closely with our own. And it makes for a compelling game.
Want to know how to convince the Worldmind in Guardians Of The Galaxy? The adventure to save the galaxy doesn't just involve shooting Chitauri and cracking jokes. Throughout Guardians Of The Galaxy, you engage in conversations with various characters, in which you can make decisions that will alter the course of the game. Most of these have small, fairly insignificant consequences. However, the conversation with the Worldmind in Chapter 9 could help you get some crucial help in a difficult fight later in the game.
This guide will show you the correct choices to make to convince the Worldmind that Raker can be defeated in Guardians Of The Galaxy.
Steam user genre tags can be awful. Cyberpunk 2077 was, for example, tagged 'masterpiece' for months before the first gameplay trailer, while the much more reasonable and catchy 'looks cool sure but too early to say anything definitive if we're being adults about it' tag was strangely absent. Happily, they are sometimes wonderful, like the tag alongside 'comedy' and 'indie' that categorises avian arsehole adventure Untitled Goose Game as having a 'villain protagonist'.
I've been thinking about villain protagonists a fair amount this week because GOG just graced our collective thinking tellies with 1996 Zelda-like Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, in all its richly overwrought, gothic, inimitably voice-acted splendour. I would estimate this news finds you, reader, in one of two categories: those who give not a fig, and those who give so many figs they are currently scrabbling the world's few remaining fig-bearing trees, searching vainly for an adequate quantity of figs.
Krafton, the South Korean company behind Plunkbat and Tera, today announced that they're buying Unknown Worlds, the studio splendid subaquatic survival sim series Subnautica and the fantastic FPS-RTS hybrid Natural Selection. Huh! The professed plan is for them to keep on as usual, still working on the Subnauticae as well as a mystery game debuting next year.
This time, I've returned from a trip to Devon having spent too much time ignoring my friends and playing Hollow Knight instead. But what about FPSes? Well, I didn't play any of those. Thankfully Imogen has all of us covered on this week's episode of the Ultimate Audio Bang, with a news segment rammed with lots of exciting announcements. Namely, Apex Legends gets a new Legend and map, Halo Infinite sees a new trailer, and Call Of Duty's new anti-cheat Ricochet leaks early.
Want to know how long it takes to beat Guardians Of The Galaxy? This planet-hopping adventure takes you on the cosmic ride of your life in an original Guardians Of The Galaxy story, involving plenty of punching, shooting, and generally jumping around with jet boots. Throughout the adventure, you'll come across many classic characters, such as Cosmo the spacedog, Adam Warlock, Mantis, Fin Fang Foom, and Lady Hellbender. However, since it isn't based directly on a certain comic storyline or movie, it can be hard to judge how long you'll actually spend playing Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy.
This guide will break down how long it takes to beat Guardians Of The Galaxy, including a list of chapters so that you can figure out how far you are through the adventure.
Last Halloween, Alice Bee visited Ghost Town's 999th Annual Pumpkin Festival, carving a pumpkin of her own to place amongst the spooky virtual showcase. It was a lovely little indie game from Adam "Adamgryu" Robinson-Yu, creator of the much-adored A Short Hike. Well, Halloween is upon us again, and Mayor Bones has returned with another gourd-o-rama, putting servers back online and inviting us to contribute new pumpkins. It's still lovely.
Amidst all the excitement of Intel's 12th Gen Alder Lake CPUs, let's not forget that the first Intel dedicated graphics cards are on their way. Codenamed Arc Alchemist, these GPUs will launch alongside XeSS (Xe Super Sampling), an Nvidia DLSS-style upscaling/anti-aliasing piece of tech that promises to boost performance while sharpening up those jagged edges. And we now know the first two games that will support XeSS: Hitman 3 and The Riftbreaker.
Halloweekend is almost upon us and sitting on my coffee table is my battered old paperback copy of Skeleton Crew, a 1985 collection of short horror stories by Stephen King. Back in my wild teenage years I binged King's entire back-catalogue of published fiction, and now that it's been long enough for me to have forgotten most of the details, I'm treating myself to some selective re-reads. Fair to say some of his stuff hasn't aged brilliantly, but despite many rough edges he undeniably remains one of my all-time favourite authors. I am, after all, a self-confessed horror nerd.
Valorant Episode 3, Act 3, is just around the corner from its release next week, and so today Riot Games is offering us our first glimpse of the new battlepass content. From the looks of it, this promises to be one of the best yet with a very cool range of different weapon skins and […]
After numerous teasers since as far back as midway through this year, which in turn led to all sorts of speculation about a new Valorant Agent codenamed Deadeye, Riot Games has finally officially unveiled the latest addition to the roster. He's called Chamber, and he's a sentinel with some unique abilities that we've not yet […]
Marvel Games and Skydance New Media have just announced that they'll be partnering together to create a new narrative action-adventure game. This is a notable reveal, not only because of Marvel's general popularity, but also because Skydance New Media is helmed by Amy Hennig — an award-winning writer and director who worked on Legacy of […]
Hot off the heals of the release of the third installment in the series, Bandai Namco Entertainment has just revealed the season one finale of The Dark Pictures Anthology. The fourth episode will be titled The Devil in Me, and it set to follow a film crew investigating a notorious serial killer. You can check […]
Earlier today, the official Netflix YouTube channel released the official trailer for season two of The Witcher TV series. It has been about two years since season one was released on the streaming service and now the wait for the follow-up to the debut is just under two months away. This news is coming right […]
For Animal Crossing fans, it is pretty hard not to want to go out and spend all of your money on amiibo cards for the game, especially with all of the new content that is coming out for Animal Crossing New Horizons in the near future. As tempting as those new amiibos are, though, know […]
A few months ago, publisher Apogee Entertainment released Secret Agent HD on Steam without any prior announcement. Stealth announcements like this rarely happen, but they almost always come as a nice surprise, especially for players who constantly look out for new games to try. As it turns out, Apogee Entertainment still has more surprises in store. The publisher just announced that Monster Bash HD, an updated rerelease of the classic 1990s side-scroller on DOS, has just come to Steam as part of its Halloween Sale. The original version of Monster Bash came out on GOG.com around seven years before this remaster. According to a press release, Monster Bash HD recreates "one of the most challenging games of its time" and retains the original's 28 stages "full of witches, zombies, demons, and puzzles." Players take control of Johnny Dash as they "venture into the Underworld to rescue kidnapped pets from the villainous Count Chuck." To succeed in ...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, October 29, 2021 2:00 PM
I hope you haven't forgotten about the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake, because Ubisoft hasn't. At least, not according to a message posted by the game's Twitter account yesterday. Since the game was infinitely delayed back in February, Ubisoft has revealed little else on the game. It was meant to launch in January this year, four months after its reveal. Those plans changed after fan backlash. Now, according to Ubisoft, the Prince of Persia remake won't see a release until 2022 or early 2023. "We want to take a moment to reassure you that the development of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake is still under way, motivated and inspired by your feedback," the message said. "We will update you on our progress in the future and want to thank all of you for your unwavering support and patience." The message is a brief spritzing of water on the faces of Prince of Persia fans. Ubisoft has been deathly quiet on the ga...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, October 29, 2021 1:30 PM
Riot Games has just revealed that the new agent coming to Valorant is called Chamber. There's a stylish lore video that shows the agent possibly colluding with his alternate world counterpart. Plus, there's a video showcasing the new Sentinel's abilities in action. Along with the new agent reveal, Riot also released images of the cosmetics coming with next season's battle pass. Riot recently announced that the new Valorant agent won't arrive at the beginning of Episode 3 Act III as planned, due to the agent's visual cues needing more polish. You will need to wait two weeks into the new season to try him out. Chamber is a French weapons designer. He has a suave air about him and a confidence in his abilities. As he should, he designed them himself. The man likes to be in control. He plans meticulously and considers every detail. I thought he was going to be an assassin or spy but a weapons designer who likes to take his toys for test runs is an even cooler alternative. Chambe...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, October 29, 2021 11:00 AM
We are just a week away from the launch of Call of Duty: Vanguard. As Warzone fans know, the upcoming title in the Call of Duty franchise will integrate with the battle royale. Already, players have learned that this means a new Caldera map will roll out, along with new weapons, operators, a RICOCHET anti-cheat, and more. Now, the developers have released some more details on what we can expect with the launch of the Warzone Pacific — such as early access and the new game modes. When the Pacific map makes its debut, Verdansk as we know it will be no more. To celebrate our final days in Verdansk, there will be a limited-time, in-game event. Operation Flashback is going to bring back classic moments and memories from Verdansk — with many surprises. The event will begin on November 18 and you will earn an emblem for participating in the event and an animated calling card if you get the win. Then, on November 24 , you will be able to take part in yet another limited-time eve...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, October 29, 2021 10:00 AM
The launch of Call of Duty: Vanguard is just one week away. Fans are getting ready to play through a new campaign, multiplayer, and the next chapter of the Dark Aether story with zombies. Ahead of the next title in the franchise, the developers have revealed the Vanguard pre-season roadmap. This shows off all the content that will be available at launch. I think it's safe to say that fans shouldn't be disappointed. We already know that there will be 20 multiplayer maps at launch, with 16 of those available in 6v6 modes. Now, it has been revealed that there will be seven game modes at launch. This includes classic modes such as team deathmatch, domination, and Hardpoint, as well as the new mode, Patrol. In addition, an iconic map will be in the rotation in the days leading up to Season 1. The remastered map, Shipment, will arrive in Vanguard on November 17 to ramp up the chaos. The Vanguard roadmap does not forget about a game changing feature… anti-cheat As ...
Nintendo Everything Friday, October 29, 2021 3:41 PM
Happy Home Paradise will be the last piece of paid DLC for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Nintendo has confirmed. You may recall that in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct held last month, the company said that next week's update will be the final free content update. However, some were uncertain if this applied to DLC as well. It does...
If the Switch eShop is anything to go by, Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp will be ready to go for April. Nintendo and WayForward announced last week that the title had been pushed to Spring 2022. Originally, it was slated for release on December 3, 2021. Over on the eShop, Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp is listed for April 8,...
A new trailer has come in for Kathy Rain: Director's Cut. The point-and-click detective mystery title has just come to Switch. For more on Kathy Rain: Director's Cut, read the following overview: Set in the 90's, Kathy Rain: Director's Cut is a re-imagining of the original story from 2016. Kathy is a strong-willed journalism major who must come to terms...
A 1.1.0 update has been made available for Mario Party Superstars on Switch. Every now and then a game comes with a day one patch, and that's what we're seeing here today. The update isn't anything too major – it forces one specific issue while making other general improvements across the board. In any case, we have the official patch...
Though the game hasn't been out for very long, Techland has already managed to come out with a new 1.0.2 update for Dying Light: Platinum Edition on Switch – and it's pretty notable. The studio has made significant improvements from both a technical and gameplay perspective. It comes with increased handheld resolution, a frame rate cap of 30 FPS, changes...
Halloween is almost here, and Nintendo is celebrating the event with some special art for Splatoon 3. Earlier today on social media, the company shared the image with fans. We've included it above. Splatoon 3 was announced for Switch back in February 2021. Although it wasn't featured at E3, the game reemerged for the latest Nintendo Direct that was held...
Today, Project Lumina announced that it is planning DLC for the 2D fighting game Melty Blood: Type Lumina, and teased first details with a schedule. Content will be rolling out between this winter and Spring 2022. Beginning this winter, fans can look forward to new playable characters and character stories, along with battle stages. General updates are also planned with...
PQube is teaming up with D3 Publisher and Felistella to bring the Switch RPG Maglam Lord to the west, the company just announced. North America and Europe will be getting the game on February 4, 2022. Maglam Lord will be available physically and digitally on Switch. Funstock is planning a limited edition, which includes a copy of the game, a...
Nintendo's biggest selling point is its incredible library of fan-favorite games in all genres and the intuitive controls that follow. Whether you're looking for a competitive time with your friends or a relaxing getaway from reality, Nintendo Switch is the go-to place. With the vast number of games you can play on the Switch, it […]
The Gourmet Supremos is a series of world quests that will be available to you upon unlocking Inazuma and completing the Ritou Escape Plan quest. These quests involve three people traveling the world to improve their culinary skills. By the looks of their clothes, you can tell they are from three different nations. You will […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, October 29, 2021 11:17 AM
Like previous Far Cry entries, Far Cry 6 gives you a selection of endings to choose from. In most titles, the ending comes after hours of hard work and plot twists that leave you hanging for more. Ubisoft apparently did not get the memo as they always have a secret ending for their games. Starting […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, October 29, 2021 9:51 AM
Taking care of your character in DayZ can be quite challenging, considering many things could happen as you explore. Aside from other players and zombies, you also have to worry about diseases as well. One of the most recent additions to the game is bone fractures, and these are very debilitating for your character in […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Friday, October 29, 2021 8:52 AM
One of the spells in Team Cherry's Hollow Knight is the Descending Dark spell. This spell is the upgrade to the Desolate Dive spell wherein the Knight jumps up and dives downward with concentrated Soul that inflicts damage on enemies and breaks floors. The Descending Dark spell, on the other hand, is the same dive […]
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, October 29, 2021 1:23 PM
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The world's too loud sometimes. Block it out with Minuendo's lossless earplugs that let you adjust how much it tunes out the outside world with a simple slider. The giveaway begins today (10/29) and will run for a week until next Sunday (11/7). Minuendo Lossless Earplugs Giveaway
Let the crew over here at MonsterVine take the hard part out of figuring out what gift to get that particularly picky person. We've got it covered here from the latest hardware, to frightful games! SCARY (AWESOME) ACCESSORIES EwinRacing 2.0 Edition RGB Gaming Desk – $399 [Diego] In the market for a new desk? Then […]
There's nothing the MonsterVine crews loves more than getting scared by a good game. But instead of chatting about more popular horror titles, we thought we'd mention the ones we rarely see get brought up when discussing the genre. Yomawari – [Samantha] The Yomawari games are often overlooked for two reasons. First, they aren't particularly […]
Developer: Dragonstone Software Publisher: Ubi Soft Released: December 22, 2002 Genre: Action Seeing Dragon's Lair in the arcade back in the 80s is one of the biggest mind blowing experiences of my childhood. I remember thinking it can't get any better than this; it's a cartoon you can play! Of course it didn't take long […]
Capcom's pleased with how its 2020 remake of Resident Evil 3 turned out. The publisher called the game a "hit" in its annual report published today, and it has the numbers to back it up: the game has sold 3.9 million units.
Afraid of ghosts? No? Prove it! Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is available now for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, transporting fright fans to the eerie Mt. Hikami, a sacred location haunted by bizarre and unfortunate occurrences — and a place where the water is believed to be housed by vengeful spirits. Think […]
Halloween is coming to Halpha! Log in to Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis from now until November 23 for free in-game rewards. The Halloween Fiesta in Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis will provide special rewards you'll receive just for logging in. You can also complete special, limited time tasks to earn Seasonal Points, […]
We've just launched Path of Exile: Scourge which contains everything a classic ARPG represents: terrifying demons, imminent danger, cool items, and powerful ways to build your characters. As you arrive in Wraeclast, a hooded figure appears from seemingly nowhere, terrified and asking for your help. You are encouraged to embed a rusty-looking device in your […]
In Disciples: Liberation, available now for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, you'll gradually uncover details about Avyanna as you progress through the 80-hour game. Without spoiling late-game reveals, here is her unfinished biography. Disciples: Liberation is a story of dichotomies. Mortals and their gods. A cruel past and a bright future. Death and life. Innocence and its loss. Secrecy and […]
We started developing Amazing Breaker back in 2010. The idea of the game arose from one of our artists' test tasks. We really liked how the ice figures looked, with all the finest details and cracks on them and immediately jumped into action. We agreed that we wanted procedural destruction, many beautiful ice sculptures, destruction […]
It's time for players to visit the "fishing town afraid to fish," Moonglow Bay is now available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC, and with Xbox Game Pass. As you may know, this is a relaxing RPG focused on fishing and cooking, but there is a deeper story at play with many mysteries […]
Tomb Raider's influence on pop culture since its 1996 debut is undeniable. With its dozen mainline video games, multiple spin-offs, three major motion pictures, a long-running Top Cow comics series, and both tie-in and standalone novels, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn't heard the name 'Lara Croft.' This week marks the original Tomb […]
Heads Up! The new Kinetic Fury season is live and loaded with tons of spooktacular new content, tanks, challenges, and more treats for every battle-hungry tank commander on Xbox Series X|S. There's much to be done and happening on the World of Tanks battlefields, and here are some of our favorite events that you don't […]
The November Games with Gold lineup is here! On the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, get ready for a ridiculously fun time in Moving Out, and defend your kingdom in the beautiful 2D platformer Kingdom Two Crowns. And for our lineup via Backward Compatibility, a classic Sega character returns in Rocket Knight, and defend […]
Riders Republic is out now on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, welcoming you to a massive multiplayer playground where you can experience the thrill of a variety of outdoor sports like biking, skiing, snowboarding, wing-suiting, and rocket-wing-suiting. Whether you want to roam freely, compete against the best, or nail crazy tricks solo or with […]
A time-honored tradition, Día de Muertos is celebrated throughout the world, especially in Latin America, bringing friends and family together to honor the lives of their loved ones. To commemorate the holiday, we're thrilled to have collaborated with actor Xolo Maridueña on a custom Día de Muertos-inspired car livery design gifted to fans in Forza Horizon […]
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is out now on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S! Damn that feels good to write. In close collaboration with Marvel, our team at Eidos-Montréal has been cooking up a fresh take on the Guardians in an all-new universe. This a story-driven, single-player, third-person action-adventure game that'll take you on […]
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 […]