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GamersHeroes Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:48 PM

Drift zones will take a second to unlock in Forza Horizon 5. Check out this guide to find out how to unlock Drift Zones in Forza Horizon 5. This way you aren't just blindly going from race to race looking for a draft zone to pop up.

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GamersHeroes Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:12 PM

One of the early side quests you get in SMT 5 has you finding the Leanan Sidhe. Check out this guide to find out where to find Leanan Sidhe in Shin Megami Tensei 5. This way you will know what to expect and won't be looking all over the game world for her.

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GamersHeroes Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:12 PM

You can only carry a certain amount of demons around with you in SMT 5. Check out this guide to find out how to carry more demons in Shin Megami Tensei 5. This way you don't have to leave demons behind that you really want to bring with you.

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GamersHeroes Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:18 AM

Players will be able to get themselves double rewards in all five original Heists this week in Rockstar Games' GTA Online.

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Kotaku Thursday, November 4, 2021 5:30 PM

Brewster isn't the only fan-favorite making their triumphant return in Animal Crossing: New Horizons this week. In addition to the sea shanty-singing Kapp'n and others, fortune teller Katrina is also back as of the 2.0 update, ready to grant you all sorts of bonuses, for a price.


Kotaku Thursday, November 4, 2021 5:15 PM

Unpacking is more than meets the ears. The chillwave puzzle game, developed by Brisbane-based Witch Beam and out this week for Switch, PC, and Xbox (via Game Pass), apparently features a whopping 14,000 individual Foley sound effects. No, that's not a typo.


Kotaku Thursday, November 4, 2021 4:45 PM

According to EVGA, one of NVidia's primary manufacturers, a shipment of RTX 30-series graphics cards has been stolen from a truck in California. I do not care how badly you think you need more frames per second, you should not rob a truck to do it. The frames just aren't worth it. I promise you that your eyes will…


Kotaku Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:30 PM

If you've downloaded the new Animal Crossing update early, chances are good that you've already bought the new Pro Camera and are fiddling with its new features, like the fancy new first-person view. But that's not all. The camera also comes with a few other new features and filters, which I am ignoring in their…


Kotaku Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:45 PM

A year ago, Animal Crossing: New Horizons offered us the tantalizing opportunity to emulate something we couldn't do in real life: go outside. Now, the new 2.0 update similarly allows some of us a vicarious experience we can't attain IRL. Namely, you can now craft Instagram-worthy meals, even if you're actually a cook…


Kotaku Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:30 PM

Ever since Nintendo announced Animal Crossing: New Horizons' big 2.0 update players have been scrambling to build up their Nook Mile stashes knowing good things were in store. Now the update is live and they've been rewarded with lots of cool new stuff like better hairstyles, outdoor furniture, and fairy lights, which…


Kotaku Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:00 PM

Sure, there are lots of positive things to say about Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but there was one argument that could tale it all down: the Sea bass. But not any more! In the New Horizons 2.0 update, those sneaky people at Nintendo have made the floppy blighters useful. You can cook them!


Kotaku Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:45 AM

Netflix's Squid Game is a popular show, having been watched by some 142 million households worldwide since it hit the streaming service on September 17. Unfortunately for Twitch streamer Lydia 'SquidGame' Ellery, the username and brand she's built for the past decade is in jeopardy due to a perceived association with…


Kotaku Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:15 AM

You never know what kind of ad you'll find on Craigslist. While some listings may be unorthodox, one gig post back in late September was wholesome enough to sound like a fairy tale. And this one has a happy ending.


PCGamesN Thursday, November 4, 2021 6:32 PM
     FFXIV's last pre-Endwalker Live Letter details crafting and PvP updates – here's when to watch

We have just over two weeks to go until the Endwalker release date, and the FFXIV devs have provided plenty of info on what's to come - except for crafting, gathering, and PvP updates, that is. We're on the eve of the Live Letter broadcast that'll reveal those last few details for the MMORPG, so here's a quick breakdown of when and what to expect from the event.

Letter from the Producer Live Part LXVII will broadcast on Friday, November 5 at 7pm PDT / 10am EDT, or November 6 at 2am GMT. You'll be able to catch it on YouTube and Twitch, and in what's finally becoming an FFXIV tradition, the event will feature live translations from Japanese to English - no need to await unofficial translations for context. The devs have noted that co-streaming will be allowed, so if you want to stream your reactions, you're all clear.

As previously announced, this broadcast will reveal more details on what's changing with crafting and gathering jobs. We already know that HQ items will be removed as of the 6.0 update as part of an effort to reduce inventory bloat, which is going to mean some big updates to gatherers in particular. Abilities that increase your HQ gathering chance will be changed to get you more items instead, but we don't know the full extent of the revisions there yet.

RELATED LINKS: FFXIV Shadowbringers review, FFXIV Gunbreaker job guide, FFXIV Dancer job guide

PCGamesN Thursday, November 4, 2021 5:40 PM
     Solasta's first big DLC adds D&D's Barbarian and Druid classes

Solasta: Crown of the Magister has provided us with an extremely faithful reproduction of D&D's 5.1 SRD rules - if not the actual setting and branding of the ubiquitous tabletop franchise. Now Solasta's first major DLC, Primal Calling, is here to fill in some of the gaps in the original game, alongside a free update adding further bonus content.

Primal Calling is priced at $9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99, and adds two new classes: the Barbarian and the Druid, both of which get a pair of bonus subclasses designed by the Solasta community. Path of Stone Barbarians get a big defensive bonus when facing multiple enemies, while those following the Path of the Magebane channel their hatred of spellcasters into spell resistance and a bonus war cry attack that triggers when taking magic damage.

Druids in the Circle of the Kindred Spirits can summon a spiritual animal that can share damage with you. The Circle of the Winds gives you movement bonuses, and lets you grant some defensive and offensive boons to the entire party.

RELATED LINKS: Solasta gameplay, The best RPGS on PC, Dungeons & Dragons PC Games

PCGamesN Thursday, November 4, 2021 5:30 PM
     Crusader Kings 3 is getting an RPG-style inventory system

We've already gotten a look at the artefacts you'll be able to place in your throne room in Crusader Kings III's upcoming Royal Court DLC, which was recently delayed to next year. But it turns out there's quite a bit more to the new artefact system than furniture and draperies. You'll be able to wear certain artefacts for certain bonuses, and they'll wear out with heavy use. If you have a claim to an artefact, it can even be used as grounds for war.

The latest Crusader Kings III dev diary provides some new details into the grand strategy game's upcoming DLC feature, and it makes for interesting reading. Crusader Kings has always been a role-playing game, sure - you're playing the role of a medieval ruler of some kind - but Royal Court is going to make that even more explicit. Your character will have a new paper doll-style inventory screen, which is where you'll be able to equip certain kinds of personal artefacts.

Wearing artefacts will grant certain bonuses specific to that weapon or piece of jewellery. The Uyghur Brooch, which is shown in the diary, might grant a +15% bonus to fertility and a 0.18 per month boost to prestige gain, for example (naturally, these stats are all subject to change prior to launch).

RELATED LINKS: Crusader Kings 3 review, The best Crusader Kings 3 mods, Play Crusader Kings 3

PCGamesN Thursday, November 4, 2021 5:10 PM
     EPOS H3 Hybrid review – not a great headset for gaming PCs

EPOS has wasted no time in cementing itself as a premiere headset brand in the wake of its split from Sennheiser, standing tall as masters of the microphone. The EPOS H3 Hybrid tries to continue this legacy by riffing off the design of the original EPOS H3 that came out a few months ago, and while it succeeds in doing a little more than just cutting the cord, it might not be the best gaming headset out there for PC gamers.

Instead of chucking Bluetooth compatibility into its flagship headset and calling it a day, EPOS wants the H3 Hybrid to be a one-stop shop that pairs with virtually any device - and in some cases, two at the same time with one wired and the other wireless. It's not the first to make multi-connectivity a headline feature, but I sure can't see enough of it when the Nintendo Switch still requires you to run your voice chat through a third-party platform.

But if a PC is your main gaming device, it's difficult to justify the $179 / £149 MSRP when the hybrid wireless connection comes with caveats and there are several alternatives.

RELATED LINKS: Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU

PCGamesN Thursday, November 4, 2021 4:47 PM
     After New World, Amazon is publishing Lost Ark, and the beta's already hit Steam's top ten

Amazon Game Studios brought us New World just over a month ago, and despite early issues, it's been a staggeringly popular entry in the MMORPG scene. But Amazon announced earlier this year that it would be publishing the South Korean MMO Lost Ark worldwide, presumably confident that the two games would not be eating into the same audience. Either way, Lost Ark is now in closed beta testing, and even with a limited rollout, it's popping off on Steam.

The Lost Ark closed beta launched earlier today, and has reached a peak of 87,635 concurrent players, as SteamDB shows. That's the tenth-highest peak on Steam today, ahead of such perennial favourites as Destiny 2, Dead by Daylight, and Rainbow Six Siege. For comparison, New World's open beta reached a peak of 141,668 players a few months ago.

The closed beta lasts until November 11 at 11:59am PST / 2:59pm EST / 7:59pm GMT. You can get guaranteed access by picking up a founder's pack, starting at $14.99 / £13.20 / €14.99, or you can head to the official site to sign up for a free invite.

PCGamesN Thursday, November 4, 2021 4:23 PM
     The best Call of Duty Vanguard Volk loadout

If you're wondering what the best Call of Duty Vanguard Volk loadout is, then here's how to build this powerful assault rifle to dominate the battlefield. With impressive base stats, the Volk is a worthy choice as one of the best Vanguard guns and ideal for players looking for a good allrounder to win close to long range fights.

The Volk suffers from poor recoil control, but is described as being quick and mobile. It certainly is a lightweight assault rifle, so we're able to sacrifice mobility to balance the Volk's range and recoil. The Volk's versatility makes it great for players who don't have a specific playstyle, and want to adapt to the different Call of Duty Vanguard maps without tinkering with their loadout.

We've focussed on creating a loadout that improves the weapon's control and recoil, while complementing the mobility and increasing the range. Although this assault rifle is best used in medium range, our Vanguard Volk loadout includes attachments that can span close and mid to long range combat.

PCGamesN Thursday, November 4, 2021 4:11 PM
     Destiny 2's Trials of Osiris is returning to card-based matchmaking and flawless pool

The data is in, and Bungie's latest experiment with Trials of Osiris matchmaking is going in the bin for now. The win-based matchmaking system seen in the most recent Trials resulted in players spending significantly less time in the FPS game's competitive mode, and Bungie says that between the data it collected itself and the feedback it's gotten from players, the experiment was definitely a learning experience.

When the next Trials of Osiris goes live November 12, it'll be running on the familiar system - you'll track your wins on a card you pick up from Saint-14, entering a special matchmaking pool once you've gone flawless for seven games. The advantage to this was that if you're a player who struggles to go flawless during Trials, you can wait until the Sunday reset when all the players who have gone flawless shift into the flawless pool, pitting you against other similarly skilled players.

However, Bungie has explained that there are problems with this approach - for instance, the timing of the reset is inconvenient for players who live outside of US time zones, and players who only manage to squeak out a flawless must suddenly face other flawless players exclusively, creating a massive difficulty spike.

RELATED LINKS: Destiny 2: Beyond Light review, Destiny 2 exotics, Play Destiny 2

PCGamesN Thursday, November 4, 2021 2:49 PM
     Call of Duty: Vanguard release time confirmed

Activision Blizzard has revealed when exactly you'll be able to play Call of Duty: Vanguard on PC. The developer has taken to Twitter (below) to share a nifty infographic that spells out when the new war game will release in your region.

Call of Duty games are chonky beasts at the best of times when it comes to download space, but you'll be glad to know that you have plenty of control when determining the Call of Duty: Vanguard PC install size.

If you stick to Vanguard's multiplayer and Zombies modes, you'll only have to spare 36GB of storage space on your PC. However, if you throw in the campaign, you'll need to free up 61GB of space. If you're looking to boost your graphical performance, you can also dedicate an additional 32GB or 64GB as a hi-rez assets cache, which should aid you in streaming high-resolution assets more efficiently. All in all, you're looking at 125GB if you want to download everything that's on offer, but it's not a necessity.

PCGamesN Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:47 PM
     Rune Factory 4 comes to Steam in December, bringing the series to the Stardew Valley crowd

If your introduction to RPG-style farming games was Stardew Valley, buddy, there's a whole world of wonders out there to discover. ConcernedApe's next game, Haunted Chocolatier, is putting a greater focus on combat, but the Rune Factory series has been doing the same for classic farming life sim Harvest Moon (or Story of Seasons, if you prefer the modern name) for ages. Now, Rune Factory is finally coming to Steam.

The PC launch of Rune Factory 4 Special was announced earlier this year, but now the developers have provided a precise release date: December 7, 2021. You can pick it up on Steam or the Microsoft Store, and the game will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on that same day, too, nearly two years after this 'Special' version hit Switch. (And the better part of a decade after the original 3DS game came out.)

Rune Factory 4, like previous entries in the series, bulk up the farming RPG concept with more traditional adventuring elements, dungeon crawling, and combat. RF4 Special adds new difficulty options, the Another Episode DLC, and updated in-game cutscenes.

PCGamesN Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:47 PM
     Warfare in Victoria 3 will be a radical departure from other grand strategy games

Ever since Victoria 3 was announced earlier this year, there's been one topic I, and many others, have been waiting patiently to hear about - Warfare. As much as grand strategy games have evolved beyond map-painting in recent years, warfare is at the heart of all of them. Even Crusader Kings, the infamous family murder simulator, has a robust combat system where you order armies around the map.

That's all set to change with Victoria 3, it seems, and my feelings are decidedly Mixed™. In this week's development diary, game director Martin 'Whizzington' Anward laid out the fundamental vision for the strategy game's warfare mechanics, in a similar way he laid out the vision for the game at large just after announcement.

He outlines several pillars, such as warfare being costly, being a concept that's in flux due to the technological changes that happened during this period, even about preparation. The most important and game-changing pillar though is that Victoria 3 will no longer let you order individual units or armies around the map. "All decisions you make regarding warfare are on the strategic level," the diary reads. "Warfare in Victoria 3 is focused on supplying and allocating troops to frontlines between you and your enemies. The decisions you make during war are about matters such as what front you send your generals to and what overall strategy they should be following there."

RELATED LINKS: Victoria 3 release date, The best grand strategy games on PC, The best strategy games on PC

PCGamesN Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:33 PM
     Skyrim's expansive lore library is now 45% off on Amazon

If you've never been deep inside a Draugr barrow, stuffing your pockets with books and then shuffling carefully through halls of the undead because you're over-encumbered, then frankly, you've never really played Skyrim. But there's another way to enjoy the vast lore of Tamriel (besides storing all the books in one of your multitudinous Skyrim houses): physical copies of the books from the Skyrim world come bundled together in three gorgeous volumes as the 'Skyrim Library', and they're now 45% off on Amazon, bringing the price down to $57.99. It looks like Black Friday has come early.

The Skyrim Library contains three different hardback volumes. The first book, The Histories, delves deep into the history of Skyrim and its peoples. The second volume is Man, Mer and Beast, offering insights into the variety of fantastic creatures that inhabit Tamriel's northern reaches. Finally, the third volume, The Arcane, shares lots of fascinating details about magic and the religions you'll encounter while playing the game.

Each book is filled with the contents of the tomes that you can find scattered throughout the world on your adventures among the Nords, and accompanied by beautiful artwork from the game's creators. The whole set is presented in a deluxe collector's slipcase decorated with an iconic scene from the game.

RELATED LINKS: Skyrim mods, Play Skyrim, Games like Skyrim

PCGamesN Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:26 PM
     There might be more Intel Arc GPUs coming to gaming PCs than expected

Intel's gearing up for the release of its Arc Xe GPUs, and its foray into gaming PC graphics could be enough to make Nvidia and AMD sweat. Yet, while rumours suggest that the blue team's offerings include a graphics card that rivals the RTX 3070, a driver update suggests that there could be as many as 32 different DG2 SKUs.

Spotted by LaptopVideo2Go forum user Andi_84, the driver features 32 new GPU DG2 IDs, around six times more than the DG1 did at launch. Scheduled to release tomorrow alongside Intel's shiny new Alder Lake series of gaming CPUs, the update also includes support for integrated Xe-LP graphics, as well as Alder Lake-P high-end and Alder Lake-M/N low-powered mobile graphics.

Naturally, the driver's newly acquired ID set hints that the new Intel lineup will feature more models than before. However, it's not clear whether two separate drivers will be used for desktop and mobile variants, meaning there could be less individual SKUs than the software update suggests.

RELATED LINKS: Intel Core i9 9900K review, Intel Core i7 9700K review, Best CPU for gaming

PCGamesN Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:20 PM
     Best computer speakers 2021 – let the gaming music play

The best computer speakers aren't intrinsic to every gaming PC setup, especially since the best gaming headsets can give you the edge in FPS games. Of course, injecting your ears with gaming sounds comes with the caveat of being tethered to a desk. And while the best wireless gaming headsets can provide you with a degree of freedom, there's nothing quite like filling your gaming cave with high fidelity audio.

Speakers are commonplace within many of the best gaming monitors and laptops, but convenience usually comes with compromise. While integrated speaks work just fine, they often produce tinny audio and a distinct lack of clarity and definition in comparison to good quality, standalone computer speakers.

Naturally, there are a wide range of specs and price points to consider when it comes to computer speaker sets. Whether you're looking for a cheap set of speakers, the best soundbar, a surround sound extravaganza, or you're looking to upgrade to true audiophile sound quality, we've rounded up the top speakers to sit on the best gaming desk. There are even some with RGB lighting if that's your bag.

RELATED LINKS: Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU

PCGamesN Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:24 PM
     League of Legends heads to the Epic Games Store

While it's previously only been available via Riot Games' own launcher, League of Legends has now headed to another platform - the Epic Games Store. The news comes as part of the studio's mega, game-spanning celebrations of the upcoming Netflix spin-off show, Arcane. So far, we've seen Riot's flagship MOBA game make its way to the studio's other Runeterra universe gamesPUBG Mobile, and now Fortnite - which is where Epic Games comes in.

Starting today, fans can access League of Legends' PC version via the Epic Games Store, along with some of its sister games Teamfight Tactics, Legends of Runeterra, and Valorant. It's still free to play, of course, and you can find it right here on the company's store. The good news is that established League players will still be able to sign into their regular accounts and access their existing friends list, according to Epic Games, so it sounds like you won't need to start all over with the new option.

"Riot Games is one of the world's best developers and creators of ground-breaking entertainment franchises," says the Epic Store's VP and general manager Steve Allison. "We're excited they've chosen to partner with us to bring their titles to millions of new players through the Epic Games Store."

RELATED LINKS: Best LoL Champions , League of Legends patch 11.23, LoL tier list

PCGamesN Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:05 PM
     The best Genshin Impact Hu Tao build

Looking for the best Genshin Impact Hu Tao build? Hu Tao is the featured five-star character in the latest Genshin Impact banner. She wields a polearm and is a Pyro based five-star character - the perfect combination for a deadly DPS dealer. You can discover part of her backstory by participating in the Papilio Charontis Chapter story quest.

Hu Tao is the 77th Director of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. She loves to cause trouble and is said to have a very 'punch-able face'. Hu Tao's elemental skill allows her to enter the Paramita Papillo state. In this state, all of her attacks become Pyro attacks and they receive a damage boost based on her max health.

Now that Hu Tao has been out for a while, it's safe to say she has some of the best single target damage in the entire game. Unsurprisingly, this has earned her a high spot on our Genshin Impact tier list. When paired alongside a DPS dealer that specialises in AoE attacks, you can easily create a devastating combo to take you through the hardest Abyssal Moon Spire levels.

RELATED LINKS: Play Genshin Impact for free, Genshin Impact character tier list, Genshin Impact leveling guide

PCGamesN Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:01 PM
     Epic's next free game is not a game

It's Thursday, and you know what that means – another round of free PC games from the Epic Games Store. Well, that's normally what it means, anyway. This week, you can grab the futuristic city-building game Aven Colony, but Epic's has revealed that next week's free game isn't a game at all. Instead, it's a bit of additional content for the free-to-play shooter, Rogue Company.

The Rogue Company Epic Pack includes the characters Switchblade and Scorch, 20,000 battle pass XP, and Switchblade's Inferno Imp outfit. You'll be able to grab it from the usual Epic Games Store promotion page on Thursday, November 11 at 8am PST / 11am EST / 4pm GMT. It'll be there for one full week, at which point it'll be replaced by another freebie. As always, you'll 'purchase' the content at a price of zero dollars, and it'll remain in your library just like anything you might pay money for.

The store page describes Rogue Company as a "third-person tactical action shooter that puts the fate of the world in your hands. Defeat the enemy team in objective and action based game modes featuring exotic locales, thrilling gun-play, and explosions… lots of explosions."

PCGamesN Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:44 PM
     The best Call of Duty Vanguard M1928 loadout

Want to know what the best M1928 loadout is in Call of Duty Vanguard? The M1928, also known as the Thompson or Tommy Gun in previous Call of Duty games, is easily one of the best SMGs in Vanguard. At close range, this weapon is capable of taking down enemies very quickly thanks to its fast rate of fire, and it features a drum magazine which packs a whopping 50 bullets per clip.

The downside to using a drum magazine is the weight - it's heavy enough to slow down your movement and reload speed. Compared to the best MP40 loadout, the M1928 is slower, has heavier recoil, and isn't as effective from medium to long range, but we can fix these problems with the right set of attachments.

We're going to take advantage of the M1928's close range capabilities by building a stealth loadout for this SMG. This weapon is perfect for sneaking into buildings, allowing you to slowly eliminate enemies while staying completely invisible on the minimap. Here's everything you need to build the best M1928 loadout in Call of Duty Vanguard.

PCGamesN Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:20 PM
     Europa Universalis 4's

Historical grand strategy game Europa Universalis IV is getting a new expansion - Origins - next week, and the development team have done its customary sharing of the patch notes ahead of release.

Accompanying the newest EU4 DLC is patch 1.32 'Songhai', and it contains over 450 changes according to the patch notes - so it's probably unsurprising that one of the strategy game's associate producers has called in an "important" one. This is also a great way to separate what's coming as part of the premium expansion, and what's coming as part of the free patch.

Historically, content in the free patch has tended to outshine content in the premium update, but in this case things seem to be a bit more even if you discount all the fixes and quality-of-life improvements. Patch 1.32 will introduce nine new government reforms for African nations, as well as eight additional estate privileges. There are also eight new formable nations, and the infamous Zulu nation can spawn during the course of the game as well. Add to this 52 new monuments, and some reworks of existing nations.

RELATED LINKS: Europa Universalis IV DLC guide, The best Europa Universalis 4 mods, Play Europa Universalis 4

PCGamesN Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:11 PM
     Elden Ring release date: the latest details on Miyazaki and George R. R. Martin's game

It finally happened: we now have an Elden Ring release date. Previously announced at the Microsoft E3 conference a few years ago, Elden Ring has been confirmed for Xbox One and Windows PC and will be produced by Bandai Namco, and developed by Hidetaka Miyazaki's studio, FromSoftware.

With the Dark Souls and Sekiro director at the helm, we already know we're in for mystery, nightmarish boss designs, and a whole lot of dying. The announcement trailer gives off some very Dark Souls vibes. Although Miyazaki confirms that Elden Ring gameplay is heavily based on the Souls series, combat will play out very differently due to the "open and vast environment".

Keeping things FromSoft, Elden Ring is also a third person open-world dark fantasy RPG, but what's new is that it features a collaboration with Game of Thrones writer and author of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin. As a result, we're anticipating plenty more in terms of storytelling than we're used to from Miyazaki, without sacrificing any of the rich, lore-soaked environment and boss designs we know and love from the Souls games. Elden Ring will also feature music from Dark Souls 3 and Sekiro composer Yuka Kitamura.

PCGamesN Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:05 PM
     Total War: Warhammer 3 release date, pre-orders, and everything else we know

When is the Total War: Warhammer 3 release date? Creative Assembly finally and officially announced Warhammer 3 in May 2021, and everyone's very excited. Their latest Total War strategy game, the third entry in the popular 'Total Warhammer' franchise from Creative Assembly will shift focus to the east of the Warhammer Fantasy world, with a renewed look at the forces of Chaos.

Fan favourite faction Kislev return from the first game as a fully-fledged launch nation, valiantly trying to defend the realms of man from the forces of Chaos. They are joined by the warriors of Grand Cathay, which is being brought to life for the first time in Warhammer III. The Chaos faction itself has also been fleshed out, with all four iconic 'flavours' of Chaos getting the full treatment. Plenty of other details have also been revealed since the original announcement, which we've summarised for you below.

This is a living article which we will try and keep up-to-date as new information gets announced. If there's enough to talk about, we may also decide to spin-out dedicated guides for certain topics, which we'll link to below so you can access the information.

RELATED LINKS: Total War: Warhammer 3 release date, Total War: Warhammer 3 trailer breakdown, The best strategy games on PC

PCGamesN Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:05 PM
     Here's what's in all four editions of Elden Ring, and the pre-order bonuses

Elden Ring just got a big gameplay reveal, and if that's got your frothing demand increasing, publisher Bandai Namco has also announced what you can expect from each of the game's numerous editions. There are pre-order bonuses, digital deluxe packs, and multiple physical collector's editions to keep track of, so here's what to expect.

If you just want the game, you can get it for $59.99 / £49.99 / €59.99 across Steam and consoles. If you pre-order ahead of the Elden Ring release date of February 25, you'll get a digital adventure guide that contains "useful information to help players as they enter The Lands Between", as well as an early unlock of an unspecified gesture that you'd otherwise get later in the game. The digital deluxe edition brings the price up to $79.99 / £64.99 / €79.99 and adds a digital art book and soundtrack to the package.

If you want to spend big money, the collector's edition will be available for $189.99, though there's no word yet on pricing in other regions. This package includes a nine-inch statue of the character Malenia, a steelbook case, a 40-page hardcover art book, and the digital soundtrack. Console players will get the game on disc, while PC players will get a Steam code.

PCGamesN Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:40 PM
     Intel Alder Lake gaming CPUs reviews round-up – what do the critics think?

It's fair to say that Intel's new 12th generation Core processors have a lot of ground to make up, with the company losing substantial market share to AMD's Ryzen CPUs for the past few years. However, Alder Lake is different from every x86 desktop chip we've ever had, featuring a hybrid design of performance and efficiency cores which could lead the way for all future processors from not just Intel but AMD as well.

There've been numerous leaks surrounding the Core i9-12900K and Core i5-12600K, with Intel formally confirming their specifications and prices at its Intel Innovation event this past October. The price of the Alder Lake lineup ranges between $264-$589 USD, which is comparative to the cost of AMD's existing Ryzen 5000 offerings.

However, the question remains whether these Alder Lake processors can rank among the best gaming CPUs on the market, and how much of a lead team blue can create of over team red before the arrival of Zen 4 in 2022.

RELATED LINKS: Intel Core i9 9900K review, Intel Core i7 9700K review, Best CPU for gaming

PCGamesN Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:27 AM
     Football Manager 2022 review – peerless planning

If there is a consistent thread in the changes that Football Manager 2022 - which you can buy here - makes to its winning formula, it's that this is a brilliant reflection of how modern football works. Stats, staff meetings, and processes matter more than ever, but for all the hours you can pour into match momentum charts and xG curves, the only thing that matters is how the team performs on the field. And if you can't react when you're a goal down, if you can't see the gaps in midfield, or understand why your wingers are constantly backtracking, then you're going to struggle, your team's going to turn on you, and eventually you'll be looking for a new club to take you in.

That's not to say that additions like the new data hub aren't welcome, more that it complements an already robust, grounded simulation game. This new tab in the main menu bundles all of the tricky graphs, xG (expected goals) data, and pass maps into one quick-look page. An 'ask an analyst' option is hidden away in there too, which is probably the most powerful tool of the lot, returning a stack of graphs based on the keywords you type in. A creeping sense that your team is struggling to keep clean sheets can be turned into actionable objectives by simply searching for 'defender' and scanning a few graphs.

Despite hovering around the automatic promotion places, Fulham (or my Fulham, at least) have one of the poorest defensive records in the league. The culprit? We're just not tackling enough, and in particular our star signing from Torino, Alessandro Buongiorno, has made the fewest tackles in the whole league. I could drop him, but his marking and aerial qualities are among the best in the league. Instead I adjust his training schedule to improve aggression and ground defence, and this helps a little, but a few matches later we're still looking leaky at the back. Further investigation reveals that our back four aren't getting much help from our defensive midfielders, who I've been playing in supporting and attacking roles all season.

PCGamesN Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:45 PM
     Total War: Warhammer III gets new release date and day one Game Pass PC launch

Within the Total Warhammer community there is a meme about Tuesdays being 'newsdays', but that meme may have to make way for Thursday, because Creative Assembly has taken today by storm with a trifecta of news we can most definitely use. Not only do we have a new Total War: Warhammer III release date, we also know what the early-adopter bonus race will be, and finally, it seems Warhammer III is coming to Game Pass for PC on day one.

Our resident Warhammer nerd (and fearless leader) Rich has been betting on the Ogre Kingdoms being in the strategy game pretty much since Warhammer III was announced, and they were all but confirmed when Ogres were introduced into Warhammer II earlier this year. It'd be silly to waste all of those art assets, after all.

Today's announcement finally confirms that, yes, Ogre Kingdoms will be a playable Warhammer III race. They will come with their own dedicated faction mechanics, unit roster, campaign, and two legendary lords - Greasus Goldtooth and Skrag the Slaughterer. More details on this race will be revealed in the coming weeks and months. Anyone who pre-orders Warhammer III or buys it within the first week of launch will get the Ogre Kingdoms Warhammer III DLC pack for free, after which it will be made available for anyone to purchase for a fee.

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PCGamesN Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:43 AM
     Elden Ring has a Breath of the Wild-style map system

We've been treated to a generous 15 minutes of Elden Ring gameplay today ahead of its launch early next year. There was a lot to see - and you can catch it all below if you missed it or want to bask in it all over again - but one of the real highlights was a showcase of the fantasy game's map system, which has some handy Breath of the Wild-like features.

During the gameplay reveal stream, FromSoftware has shown that Elden Ring's map, like those in other sprawling, open-world games, can be a very handy tool in exploring its expansive world - but some of its most helpful features go beyond what you might ordinarily find. Elden Ring's map is populated by finding 'map fragments', the devs explain. Once you're in the in-game map viewer, you can then use custom markers - somewhat akin to BotW's pins and stamps - to make navigating to and recalling points of interest much easier.

For example, the stream shows a range of different marker icons with various symbols that you can plonk onto the map to denote places and things you've discovered, or might want to pursue later. These might be for crafting materials or dangerous enemies you've come across, for instance.

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, November 4, 2021 6:17 PM

Like many people, I became a plant guy during the pandemic. I don't know the names of the plants, I don't know what they need except sporadic watering and moderate light, but they're green and I like them.

The Sims 4's Blooming Rooms kit feels designed for me. It's one of Maxis's new micro-DLCs, and it lets you pack rooms with flora without the need to keep the alive through knowledge or effort.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, November 4, 2021 6:00 PM

League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, Legends of Runeterra, and Valorant are all now available via the Epic Games Store. That's all of Riot's games, in case you were wondering, which have previously been solely available on PC via their own launcher. At the same time, League Of Legends hero Jinx is hopping into Fortnite.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, November 4, 2021 5:03 PM

I write about a lot of games that I describe as being "like Rune Factory." Well. If you like games like Rune Factory, you'll love that Rune Factory 4 Special is headed to PC in a little over a month, on December 7th.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, November 4, 2021 3:35 PM

Hey podcast fans. Mum's away this week, which means the inmates have taken over the asylum once again. The temptation was to play another round of Sweeten The Deal, but instead Nate and I were good little podcast boys and delivered a surprisingly on point discussion of our favourite videogame adaptations of literary works. Well, I say 'on point'; there's a fair amount of discussion of new Dune, too, which is what got us thinking about successful book to screen journeys. Sadly, the House Atreides bagpipe band were not available for a rousing rendition of the podcast theme.

There's also a micro Cavern of Lies in which things get biblical.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, November 4, 2021 3:06 PM

A new update hit New World today, aimed partially at cracking down on gold sellers and exploits used to duplicate items and cash. Amazon say they've banned many players who were spamming chat advertising their illicit services. They also blasted a blog post talking about many of the issues concerning players, explaining things, detailing plans for fixes, and other welcome news.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:37 PM

Want to know which are the best guns in Call Of Duty: Vanguard? Recent Call Of Duty games have among the most complex weapon meta of any FPS games, thanks both to the sheer number of weapons and the absurd number of attachments you can use to customise each gun. Call Of Duty: Vanguard continues this trend in a big way, with 27 primary and 9 secondary weapons that you can unlock, customise, and experiment with.

We fully expect Call Of Duty: Vanguard's weapon meta to evolve quickly with future updates and balance patches, but at the moment there is definitely a top tier of guns which have risen above the rest in effectiveness. Below we'll walk you through the very best guns in the game and how to get the most power out of each one.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:43 PM

I'll admit I misjudged Forza Horizon 5 – not just the extent to which I'd enjoy it, but how much its searingly shiny visuals could justify the significantly heightened PC requirements. Well, lock me in one of this game's hundreds of boots and take me away, because it's both tonnes of fun and genuinely, magnificently gorgeous. Here's how Forza Horizon 5 runs on PC, and which settings to tweak if you want a performance boost without cutting too deep into that top-notch fidelity.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:31 PM

From Software and Bandai Namco have treated us to a new Elden Ring gameplay trailer, which showed off 15 glorious minutes of exploration. All I wanted was one laugh and I got it, from a rotund POT-BOY at that. Plus, it was narrated by a guy who sounded suspiciously like SoulsTuber VaatiVidya as the Tarnished trotted and fought and summoned and stealthed. Undoubtedly a showstopper of a trailer, but the higlight for me was how good the action sounded. And boy, it sounded good didn't it?

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:27 PM

If you're not too busy fawning over that new Elden Ring gameplay trailer (I don't blame you, it's very exciting), then I have some more exciting Soulsborne news for you - a PlayStation 1-esque demake of Bloodborne is coming out in January next year, and it looks excellent. Bloodborne PSX turns FromSoft's gothic action-RPG into a low-poly spookfest, complete with crackly old sound effects and 16-bit music.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:10 PM

Darkest Dungeon 2, the sequel to Red Hook Studio's gothic roguelike, is a somewhat familiar affair. It's dark, it's tough, and a narrator likes to remind you of those things frequently. But this time around, we're leaving the Ancestor's squalid hamlet behind, and swapping it out for a stress-fueled stagecoach. Heroes are no longer cannon-fodder to send out on doomed expeditions, but vital team members who have stories to share and relationships to forge.

I recently talked with creative director Chris Bourassa and design director Tyler Sigman about why they decided to take the game in this new direction, the difficulties of switching to a relationship-based affliction system, and why they're excited to be working in early access again.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:05 PM

How do you level up Trade Skills in New World? Trade Skills are non-combat skills in New World — just about any activity your character takes part in that isn't tied to their weapons is linked to a Trade Skill. There are 17 of these skills in all, separated into three sub-categories: Gathering, Refining, and Crafting.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:00 PM

Lost Ark is a free-to-play action RPG-inspired MMO that came out to great acclaim in Korea back in 2018. Now, Amazon Games are bringing its flashy, Diablo-like combat to the west in the form of a closed beta later today, and we've had an early sneak peek at it. Of course, what with Amazon's own MMO New World now settling into its third month, not to mention Final Fantasy 14's Endwalker expansion looming on the horizon, Lost Ark arrives at a busy time for fervent EXP grinders. The big question, then, is whether Lost Ark's Diablo-y formula can do enough to compete with the already well-established MMO juggernauts. Judging by my few hours of hands-on time, I'm thinking it might, but only if you're able to embrace its slow burn.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:55 AM

After taking a deep breath, Sega have shouted a large amount of news about Total War: Warhammer 3's launch. For starters, the release date is February 17th, 2022. For main course, folks who buy it within a week of launch will get the Ogre Kingdoms DLC for free. And for dessert, it will be in Xbox Game Pass For PC. A fair meal, there. But here, come meet the Ogres in this new trailer below.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:03 AM

Grief is a delicate subject to tackle, and games sometimes stumble in their approaches, either making things excessively mournful or veering into cringe territory with you know, like, emotions, man. But Arte's upcoming puzzling game, How To Say Goodbye, looks like a refreshingly playful take on loss. Not to mention that it's a feast for the eyes. I mean, just LOOK at it.

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Twinfinite Thursday, November 4, 2021 5:04 PM

Third-party developers revealed new assets showcasing upcoming add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator, while a new airport has been released.

The post Microsoft Flight Simulator Super Constellation Gets New Trailer, Incheon & Skiathos Airports Get New Screenshots; Figari Released appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Thursday, November 4, 2021 3:11 PM

Riders Republic has been live for a week now, giving players ample time to shred and sore throughout the mountain via a bevy of different ways. To thank and celebrate its first week, the team over at Ubisoft has put together a community update that addresses player feedback and lets everyone know about upcoming events. […]

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Twinfinite Thursday, November 4, 2021 2:56 PM

While we've already had an official glimpse of the much anticipated Scream 5 sequel, Paramount Pictures has just released a brand new featurette promoting the return of its fast-approaching meta slasher series, which is set to arrive in theaters on Jan. 14. Go ahead to check out the freshly cut footage down below: The featurette […]

The post New Scream 5 Featurette Teases Dewey, Gale & Sidney's Return appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:59 PM

The Rune Factory series has mostly been exclusive to Nintendo platforms, but soon fans on PS4, Xbox One, or PC will be able to partake.

The post Rune Factory 4 Special for PS4, Xbox One, & PC Gets a Release Date appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:47 PM

Over a year ago, an official PlayStation Blog post announced that Spider-Man would be a post-launch DLC addition to the Marvel's Avengers roster. Today, it's finally been confirmed that Spidey will be coming exclusively to PlayStation consoles at the end of the month, on Nov. 30. Marvel's Avengers has weekly War Table blogs that update […]

The post Marvel's Avengers Spider-Man DLC Finally Gets Roadmap Release Date appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:20 PM

The latest episode of the Muv-Luv Alternative anime included a spectacular battle scene, and it's so good that Avex turned it into a trailer.

The post Muv-Luv Alternative Anime Shows Spectacular Mecha Battle Scene In New Trailer appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:50 PM

Today Square Enix hosted a ton of new gameplay of its upcoming strategy JRPG Triangle Strategy, showing battles and lovely visuals.

The post Triangle Strategy for Nintendo Switch Reveals Tons of Charming HD-2D Tactics Gameplay appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:45 PM

Earlier today, TOHO animation revealed the first major trailer for their upcoming title Jujutsu Kaisen 0 the Movie. In the video below, we get our first real look at the prequel cast, which includes some familiar faces from season one, as well as a preview of the theme song. Jujutsu Kaisen 0 the Movie will once again […]

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Twinfinite Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:26 PM

Earlier today, video game developer Mike Bithell, best known for his work on Thomas Was Alone and John Wick Hex, revealed his hit 2020 card game, The Solitaire Conspiracy, is now available on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. First released on steam back in 2020, The Solitaire Conspiracy puts players in the shoes of someone […]

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Twinfinite Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:51 AM

While the Jurassic Park series may have gone a bit off the rails with recent iterations, there is no denying that the original is still a classic. Whether it is the mystery of the island and its creatures, the chaotic action, or the visual effects, just about everything still holds up today. As good as […]

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Twinfinite Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:36 AM

Sega has today revealed the release date for its anticipated upcoming strategy game Total War: Warhammer III, which is set for launch on Feb. 17, 2022. In addition to the standalone release, it will also be available via Xbox Game Pass Ultimate PC on day one. "It's fantastic to finally put a release date on […]

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Twinfinite Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:20 AM

Photo modes are all the rage in video games these days, but the Gran Turismo series has featured one since the early 2000s, and so it's no surprise to see developer Polyphony Digital pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved with a photo mode in its upcoming Gran Turismo 7. Today, a trailer introduces […]

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Twinfinite Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:50 AM

They say that variety is the spice of life, so why not add a little golfing to your RPG adventure, eh? Well, hold that thought, as developer ArticNet has done just that with its latest title, RPGolf Legends. That's right, the Osaka-based studio is working on a rather unique gameplay experience that blends isometric 16-bit […]

The post RPGolf Legends Tees Up for a Jan. 20 Launch on Consoles & PC appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Thursday, November 4, 2021 10:45 AM

FromSoftware has finally revealed a detailed gameplay overview of its highly anticipated upcoming action-RPG Elden Ring, and fans of the Dark Souls on which the studio built its esteemed reputation will be pleased to discover it's an open-world experience built around a similar blueprint as that beloved franchise. Although, the scope of the gameplay and […]

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Siliconera Thursday, November 4, 2021 3:00 PM

Another day means another round of SMT V videos, with the latest two showing off the Nahobino with Chimera and Sui-Ki.

The post Chimera and Sui-Ki Show Up in SMT V appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, November 4, 2021 2:00 PM

Now that the 2.0 update is here, people can get gyroids in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Here's how you build up a collection.

The post How to Get Gyroids in Animal Crossing: New Horizons appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:30 PM

Which of the eighteen designs would you choose for your holiday table?

The post Persona 5 Christmas Cakes Return in Japan for 2021 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:00 PM

The figure releases in December 2021 and was inspired by the recent crossover with the anime series Shinkalion Z.

The post Evangelion EVA Unit-01 Shinkalion Figure Transforms Into a Train appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:30 PM

SNK shared another KOF XV story, and the latest update introduces Dolores and Isla and helps explain why they're working with Heidern.

The post Here's Why Dolores, Isla, and Heidern Joined KOF XV Team Rival appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:00 PM

Customers will be able to order Liella-themed meals and drinks to receive character-based goods.

The post Love Live Superstar Will Be Featured in Sega Cafes appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:30 AM

For helping in investigative surveys and charging and defending tools against monsters, people can get Primogems and other rewards.

The post Here's How the Genshin Impact Shadow of the Ancients Event Works appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:00 AM

In addition to a gameplay reveal, Bandai Namco shared the Elden Ring pre-order bonus and went over what's in the Premium Collector's Edition.

The post Elden Ring Pre-Order Bonus and Premium Collector's Edition Shared appeared first on Siliconera.

Destructoid Thursday, November 4, 2021 6:00 PM

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you When you think about it, the way we "get to...

The post How we get to know characters in games is weird, but I love it appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Thursday, November 4, 2021 5:30 PM

Grids, sharp art, and some Excel Last month, Square Enix released Dungeon Encounters, a strange and unique RPG directed by...

The post Square Enix's fascinating Dungeon Encounters was inspired by a map of the Tokyo subway system appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Thursday, November 4, 2021 5:05 PM

The biggest month for games just got bigger Sure, why not? Pile 'em on. More games for the game god....

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Destructoid Thursday, November 4, 2021 4:30 PM

Do the Stomp! A little over a year ago, we gave all y'all heads up on incoming kaiju brawler Dawn...

The post Kaiju-smasher Dawn of the Monsters hits PC and consoles early 2022 appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Thursday, November 4, 2021 4:00 PM

Time for a new harvest Virtual farmers have a lot to be happy about, here at the end of the...

The post Rune Factory 4 Special is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox next month appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Thursday, November 4, 2021 3:30 PM

It turns out that 'life needs a reset button' after all Fans are wasting no time cracking into the 2.0...

The post Mr. Resetti has a new outlook on resetting in Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2.0 appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Thursday, November 4, 2021 3:00 PM

The PlayStation-exclusive hero finally makes his debut this month A friendly neighborhood superhero will make his way into Crystal Dynamics'...

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Destructoid Thursday, November 4, 2021 2:30 PM

But that's just fine, says developer Riot Games It might be one of the biggest esports scenes in the digital...

The post A decade later, League of Legends is yet to turn a profit as an esport appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Thursday, November 4, 2021 2:00 PM

The indie publisher is now publicly traded Independent game publisher Devolver Digital started trading on AIM, a sub-market of the...

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Destructoid Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:30 PM

Wii want to buy Nintendo had a bonafide hit on their hands with the Wii, when every aunt and grandpa...

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Destructoid Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:01 PM

AstroTurf I think I fell into the 'tude trap again.  I see a platforming game with an interesting art style...

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Destructoid Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:00 PM

Maybe that "TBA" will change to "2023" this coming E3? So Nintendo recently dumped a ton of new financial info...

The post Nintendo reconfirms Switch game release windows: Bayonetta is 2022, Metroid Prime is "TBA" appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:30 PM

More Animal Crossing sounds fine The big dog this week is Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise (what a mouthful!),...

The post Nintendo Download: Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:00 PM

A Hole New World As the end of 2021 beckons, multiple developers are letting fans know that their incoming wares...

The post Shovel Knight Dig still under construction, will arrive at some point in 2022 appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:30 AM

The real friends were the power-ups you picked up along the way Shin Megami Tensei V is pretty good, and...

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Destructoid Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:00 AM

Plus pot man! Elden Ring looks to be a pretty big step for From Software. Today, the studio showed off about...

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, November 4, 2021 6:15 PM
     Starsand Worth It 1Crafting-focused survival games are a dime a dozen. You find yourself in a harsh environment and have no choice but to scavenge for resources to increase your chances of staying alive. Starsand is a brand new survival game entering Early Access. What separates it is that, yup, it's in a desert. Well, there's more to it, but that's mainly accurate. It's not exactly the first desert survival game, but it's going to pique the curiosity of some folks all the same. The game is set to stay in early access until at least Summer of 2022, and it'll receive a full storyline, as well as more areas and gameplay attributes. But the question stands: is Starsand worth it in Early Access? The story setup in Starsand is currently delivered by a bit of text over a black screen. You were running a desert marathon, but ended up separated. After entering a small building to take shelter from a sandstorm, you find yourself in a completely unknown location and have to s...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, November 4, 2021 5:30 PM
     Jinx League Of Legends FortniteEveryone's going crazy, including Jinx from League of Legends, as she's joining Fortnite ahead of her Arcane debut. The loose cannon and criminal from Zaun will be available in the battle royale's Item Shop with a new set of gear, presumably from the game and Arcane. Jinx is one of League of Legends' poster-kids, and Riot Games is really going all out in making sure Arcane is a successful project. The massive amount of marketing with the Arcane characters — Jinx, Vi, and Jayce — is pretty impressive. I never really thought I'd see the day when League of Legends and Fortnite had a crossover, but it's hard to object to such a fun combination of one of PC's biggest free-to-play games.   Going wild with Jinx from League of Legends My first nickname for Jinx was Harley Quinn, and she certainly looks like a blend of insane and violent. Of course, it's not just the Jinx skin that players can get. Fortnite fans can also acquir...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, November 4, 2021 4:50 PM
     devolver digital public buys studios strongholdThe publisher of some pretty zany-ass games, Devolver Digital, has gone public today on AIM (a sub-market London Stock Exchange). The company rose $261 million for admittance, which put its value at $950 million USD. Even Sony has apparently taken interest in the company, as GamesIndustry reports that it has invested 5% into the publisher. In other words, the publisher is doing well. So well, in fact, that Devolver announced today that it's picking up three more studios, including the Enter the Gungeon and Stronghold developers. Most players know Devolver as the company that publishes those retro games in which the protagonist is probably high on something. But it also has helped bring out excellent little indies like Carrion, Ape Out, Gris, and recently, Inscryption. However, it also tackles others like Metal Wolf Chaos XD and Shadow Warrior. After picking up Croteam last year, it published the recent Serious Sam 4.   But Croteam was just the beginning. With Devolver Dig...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, November 4, 2021 3:45 PM
     Take-Two cancels game mafia iiiSometimes, no matter how much money goes into a single game, that project can end up not seeing the light of day. It appears that an unannounced game developed by Hangar 13 may have succumbed to a similar fate. According to a recent report by renowned Bloomberg journalist Jason Schreier, Take-Two Interactive canceled this mysterious game made by the studio behind Mafia III, even though the publisher invested a whopping $53 million USD into the project. Schreier's report alleges that the game went by the codename "Volt." The report goes into some of the factors that contributed to "Volt's" alleged cancellation. Supposedly, the game "went through several iterations and struggled with reboots and technological hiccups, as well as challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic." Executives at Take-Two saw that "Volt" needed quite a bit of time in the oven before it could come out as a finished product, so they concluded that it was ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, November 4, 2021 3:00 PM
     EVGA graphics cards truck stolenWith graphics card shortages still being a massive issue, some people are willing to try just about anything to get their hands on a shiny new RTX card. It's normal to see people camping outside retail stores in hopes of getting the chance to purchase one. But now, these graphics cards are so high in demand that some are turning to illegal methods to acquire them, Grand Theft Auto style. According to a forum thread by EVGA Product Manager Jacob Freeman, a truck carrying GeForce RTX 30 graphics cards has been stolen. The truck was moving a shipment from San Francisco to EVGA's Southern California distribution center before it was unfortunately robbed in transit. The shipment included graphics cards with suggested retail values starting at $329.99 USD and reaching up to $1959.99 USD. This means that the stolen shipment likely included GeForce RTX 3060 and 3090 graphics cards, with other models also possibly in the truck. At the moment it is still unclear how many cards wer...

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Thursday, November 4, 2021 5:25 PM
     The apex pirate in Sea of Thieves receives the title of Pirate Legend. Besides a host of rewards, players who reach this coveted rank gain access to some incredible perks. It sounds fantastic, but how do you get to Pirate Legend? Obtaining the title of Pirate Legend can take a long time, as there's plenty […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Thursday, November 4, 2021 4:15 PM
     Spellbreak combines the tactical decision-making of FPS titles with magic, making for a unique RPG-infused shooting game. There are various spells to choose from, but you can also change your playstyle via Talents. The problem is that you need Talent Points, but you can't get any more. To unlock better Talents, you need to level […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Thursday, November 4, 2021 2:54 PM
     Getting Coins in Overwatch isn't as simple as spending a few more dollars with your credit card. Unlike other games, there's no option to purchase them directly. Unfortunately, this means you'll have to spend your money elsewhere. If you're not sure how to get Coins in Overwatch, you've come to the right place. We'll also […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Thursday, November 4, 2021 1:34 PM
     One of the first few Shrines in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the Owa Daim Shrine or the Stasis Trial. This shrine is one of four shrines that Link needs to complete before being able to leave the Great Plateau region. This shrine is also Link's introduction to Stasis, which is […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Thursday, November 4, 2021 12:43 PM
     Life is all fine and dandy when you are a dainty ghost floating around, minding your own business in the dark corridors of a haunted mansion. But if you are a Sim who is not a huge fan of those creepy bug-a-boos, and you want none of those in your house, what better way to […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Thursday, November 4, 2021 11:32 AM
     Hunting down enormous and powerful monsters is the core essence of Monster Hunter Rise. In order to accomplish such a feat, we need to equip ourselves with the best armors and weapons available. However, the best armors and weapons may not look that great to you. Some armors may offer the best stats but seem […]

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Thursday, November 4, 2021 3:34 PM

Spider-Man will be swinging into action soon.

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Could have been cool, but now we will never know.

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