Kotaku Friday, November 26, 2021 4:00 PM
More games come out a day than an infinite number of monkey would be able to play. However, as one simple chimpanzee, I have compiled a list of 14 recently released indie games that fell beneath the gaming press's radar. With over eight billion genres represented, there's got to be something you'll like.
Kotaku Friday, November 26, 2021 3:30 PM
While the rest of Kotaku are all in their nearest Walmart, fighting strangers to death over the last discounted toaster, I have restored proper British control to the site. With a stiff upper lip and neatly ironed pair of trousers, I'm using my unchallenged authority to write about as many un(der)known indie projects…
PCGamesN Friday, November 26, 2021 5:41 PM
We get it - a management game like Jurassic World Evolution 2 needs to offer a challenge, and give you something to work toward by overcoming those challenges. The thing is, if we were into following the rules, we wouldn't be building a park full of carnivorous dinosaurs to begin with, right? So we found a couple of mods that remove the normal constraints on building you find by default in JWE2.
Both mods were created by Kaidenic, and together they open up your options without changing the core game. The first is Expanded Terrain Tools, which removes constraints on rock placement (you can plonk them down even if their ghost is red), and gives you a wider range of sizes for your terrain tool. The mod also adds an intensity slider, so you can set up a big brush that adds sparse trees, or a tiny brush that paints them in as densely as possible.
The mod also increases the maximum slope for your terrain, so you can make hillsides of up to 85 degrees. That could result in some unnatural looking landscapes, but hey, throw on some trees and nobody will notice.
PCGamesN Friday, November 26, 2021 4:21 PM
If you're a little weary of the dour grimness of medieval England in Assassin's Creed Valhalla, this weekend is your chance to try out Ubisoft's more whimsical take on the Assassin's Creed open-world game formula. Immortals Fenyx Rising is free to play starting today and running through November 28.
In Immortals Fenyx Rising, you're set loose to explore a land filled with the creatures and personalities of Greek myth and legend, filtered through the sunny, colourful world of modern family animation. As Iain Harris wrote in our Immortals Fenyx Rising review, "tonally, we're in the ball park of Disney's Hercules." You've got a irascible Zeus who picks on Prometheus, who's filling in as narrator.
It's packed with referential, self-aware humour, so it may not appeal if that kind of thing isn't up your alley. But as Iain writes, exploring its beautifully rendered world is consistently delightful, and Fenyx's set of Icarus-like wings let them glide over the landscape to your heart's content, as you search for another god who's gotten themselves into a bind.Immortals Fenyx Rising review, Best open-world games, Play Immortals Fenyx Rising
PCGamesN Friday, November 26, 2021 4:17 PM
Black Friday is here, as retailers like Best Buy are already live with deals, upon deals, upon deals. If you're savvy with sales, you'll know Best Buy has a bounty of bargains and deals, especially when it comes to gaming PC accessories and peripherals. However, just like physically rummaging through the sales, pinpointing the best deals online is somewhat of a chore, so we're here to help steer you towards all the best savings Best Buy has to offer.
You'll be able to find great deals on the tech trader's online site and if you're in the market for a new gaming monitor, you'll be pleased to know that there are already various discounted screens available from HP, LG, Samsung, and Asus.
Naturally, not everyone's looking to completely overhaul their gaming setup during the holidays. So, if it's just a new gaming keyboard or mouse you're after, you'll want to keep an eye out for Best Buy's Razer, HyperX, Logitech, and Corsair offers.Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Friday, November 26, 2021 3:22 PM
Black Friday 2021 is here, and there are plenty of PC deals out in the wild. Of course, there are plenty of parts that probably deserve an upgrade, but if you had to put your money to one, we recommend grabbing the best gaming keyboard to complete your setup. Better be quick, though, because while some deals last the weekend depending on stock, others are fleeting and only available for the one day.
Why exactly should you get a gaming keyboard over the standard beige rectangle dossed around the workplace? Those everyday keyboards can only handle an average of two inputs at once, which can be problematic when you want to dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge out of your enemy's way, throw a grenade, and swap weapons in quick succession.
The benefits don't end there either, as gaming keyboards often come with faster response times, comfortable wrist rests, macro keys, media buttons, RGB lighting, a choice of different kinds of switches, and plenty more goodies, too.Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Friday, November 26, 2021 3:05 PM
The best VR games on PC offer experiences unlike any other, whether it's the hypnotic rhythms of Beat Saber or titles like Half Life: Alyx that challenge our expectations of what makes a great FPS game. Now is the best time to jump into virtual reality, as none of the best VR headsets are safe from Black Friday discounts - just like the HTC Vive Cosmos Elite.
HTC is often credited for leading the charge into premium, quality VR experiences, with its original HTC Vive VR headset. Fortunately, these high standards remain present in the HTC Vive Cosmos Elite - one of the best VR headset of 2021.
It features a sharp combined pixel resolution of 2880x1700 with LCD panels that minimise the dreaded 'screen-door effect'. Meanwhile, the headset's 90Hz refresh rate and support for field of views up to 110 degrees help to make your time in virtual reality as comfortable as possible, in addition to its adjustable Eye Comfort Setting and head strap.Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Friday, November 26, 2021 3:03 PM
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 9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm GMT, 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.Destiny 2: Beyond Light review, Destiny 2 exotics, Play Destiny 2
PCGamesN Friday, November 26, 2021 3:01 PM
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 9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm GMT, 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.Destiny 2: Beyond Light review, Destiny 2 exotics, Play Destiny 2
PCGamesN Friday, November 26, 2021 2:11 PM
There's little point having an all-powerful gaming PC if the entire time you spend using it is horribly uncomfortable, because of a subpar seating setup. Thankfully, Black Friday has pushed the price of gaming chairs down, with Secretlab offering up to $150 off its wide selection of seats and gaming desks that feature designs inspired by the best PC games and wider geek culture.
Secretlab reign supreme on our best gaming chairs list, with its Omega and Titan range, which are basically identical except their size and weight tolerance. You can grab these chairs in leatherette and fabric, or NAPA leather if your budget stretches far enough. However, you'll likely spend far longer deciding on what design your chair should have.
There's something for everyone, whether you want to rep your favourite esports team or showcase your love of a particular video game for all the world to see. In addition to looking premium, you can rest assured that these chairs will always have your back (pun intended), with a four-way L-Adapt lumbar support system and full-metal 4D armrests.Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Friday, November 26, 2021 3:23 PM
Black Friday 2021 is here, and the perfect time to pick up one of the the best gaming headsets. Wrapping your ears in a good paid of cans is just as important as a quality mouse or keyboard in your setup, allowing you to both communicate clearly with teammates, hear enemy footsteps across the map in shooters like Rainbow Six Siege or Call of Duty: Vanguard or just listen to music at night without upsetting the rest of your house.
They're not the cheapest piece of equipment in the world, particularly when you're looking for something high-end, but that all changes when you introduce heavy discounts. Thankfully, Black Friday is upon us and sales are in abundance to offer you great deals on a quality set of cans.
Whether you want to save money on a budget model that covers all the bases, or a premium option that suddenly has much more value, we've rounded up the best Black Friday gaming headset deals, with options from popular brands such as Razer, Logitech, and Corsair. Remember to keep checking back here, as there are more deals cropping up as we creep closer to the big day, but don't hang around either, as they're flying off the shelves.Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Friday, November 26, 2021 3:10 PM
Gaming chairs are arguably one of the most important parts of any gaming desk setup. Sure, finding the best gaming monitor, best gaming keyboard, and best gaming mouse during Black Friday might be more of a PC gaming priority, but ultimately, a reliable seat will help you stay in the game for longer. Of course, while ergonomics are important, there's no reason why you can't also be stylish and economical while purchasing a new gaming chair for your caboose this Black Friday.
Unlike traditional seats, there's a lot to consider when it comes to choosing a gaming chair. From premium materials to fancy features and customisation, ones designed for lengthy gaming sessions are worlds apart from their four-legged ancestors. Naturally, this also means that you'll need to consider various brands across a range of different price points.
If your current setup is subtle and efficient, you'll have no trouble finding a chair that screams practicality during Black Friday. However, if you're a fan of Razer, Corsair, and Logitech products, you'll also be able to stay faithful to the bold look of your favourite gaming PC brands.Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Friday, November 26, 2021 1:31 PM
Against the Storm, a semi-roguelike city-building game that's been in early access on the Epic Games Store for just over a month, just got its third major update. This patch adds a whole new biome to explore, and it makes some key changes to the resolve and orders systems that should make your next expedition out into the forest a bit smoother.
The big headline addition in this update is of course the new biome, the Coral Forest. This was the winner of developer Eremite Games' recent community brainstorming session, and it's a place where the trees are all covered in various colourful, coral-like growths. These growths offer additional resources when you harvest each tree, which means you'll probably want to devote more resources to woodcutting than normal resource-gathering while you're there.
The patch also makes a course-correction on a nerf to the resolve system introduced in the last patch. Resolve in Against the Storm is a measure of your citizens' morale, and it's crucial to keep it as high as possible - otherwise, you risk having your villagers abandon your settlement. This patch makes it a bit easier to gain reputation in the early- and mid-game, so hopefully your chilly lizards will cheer up a bit.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, November 26, 2021 4:08 PM
Black Friday deal spotlight: The light aluminium frame of the HyperX Cloud II is now lighter on your wallet
When I write one of these Black Friday deal posts for your perusal, the first thing I do is light up a candle and delve into the dusty depths of the RPS archives to see if we have reviewed the product in question. Due to my lowly status, I'm not allowed to handle such hallowed items, so I must consult the wisdom of my betters. We haven't written about the wired HyperX Cloud II 7.1 headset, but Katharine looked at the wireless version, which is the same, but with less wire. Katharine again, hmm? Is this some kind of conspiracy? Is she using her boss lady powers to get all the good stuff? Or did she just used to be our hardware editor? I've connected the dots!
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Friday, November 26, 2021 2:13 PM
RPS chums, I have been unleashed! After serving my apprenticeship, I am now a fully fledged junior deals warlock, and just in time for Black Friday. I still have to do exactly what I'm told, but now I'm allowed to pull the big, brass lever that fires the deals cannon. In practice, that means I can keep updating you with the best bargains late into the sunless hours, while James goes home to do whatever hardware editors do in their free time. Since I have promised not to publish my thirty seven page manifesto entitled "Why I think dogs should vote," I'm going to talk about this BenQ MOBIUZ EX2710Q monitor instead.
Twinfinite Friday, November 26, 2021 6:05 PM
Today Arc System Works announced the release date of the Nintendo Switch version of "Kunio-kun no Sangokushida Yo Zen'in Shugo!"
The post Kunio-kun Three Kingdoms For Nintendo Switch Gets Japanese Release Date & New Gameplay Trailer appeared first on Twinfinite.
Twinfinite Friday, November 26, 2021 4:25 PM
Today Sega and Creative Assembly released another brand new trailer of the upcoming strategy game Total War: Warhammer III.
The post Total War: Warhammer III Gameplay Trailer Shows Nurgle vs Slaanesh Battle appeared first on Twinfinite.
Twinfinite Friday, November 26, 2021 2:52 PM
Third-party developers have shared news and new assets about upcoming aircraft and scenery add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
The post Microsoft Flight Simulator Kodiak Release Date & Pricing Announced; F-16 & Busan Get New Screenshot appeared first on Twinfinite.
Twinfinite Friday, November 26, 2021 1:12 PM
I can understand how a developer may feel conflicted when fans of a franchise ask for a game that is both a faithful remake to fuel nostalgia and be a fresh, modern experience. It's a tough balance. ILCA, the developer of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, attempted to find this balance, but ultimately ended […]
The post Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Review – A Lackluster Gem appeared first on Twinfinite.
Siliconera Friday, November 26, 2021 4:00 PM
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Burst Forth will release in March 2022 in Japan. It will get a limited edition and standard edition.
The post Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Game Release Date Revealed appeared first on Siliconera.
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During MegaHobby Expo, Alter Rei Ayanami and Revolve Mari Makinami Evangelion figure prototypes appeared.
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Siliconera Friday, November 26, 2021 1:30 PM
Want to buy FFXIV Endwalker and immediately pay whatever it might cost to instantly access the expansion? Here's what the price may be.
The post The Cost to Instantly Buy Your Way into FFXIV Endwalker appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Friday, November 26, 2021 1:00 PM
Players can also obtain Nier outfits for A2 and 9S.
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Destructoid Friday, November 26, 2021 6:00 PM
Even if the controls aren't ideal, the backward compatible Xbox version is such a gift Just in case you didn't...
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Destructoid Friday, November 26, 2021 5:00 PM
I hope this list doesn't start a Brawl Three years ago, just before the monumental launch of Super Smash Bros....
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Destructoid Friday, November 26, 2021 4:00 PM
What to play when you've run out of options You've tried the best, now try the also-pretty-great rest — or...
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We got to send questions over to the creative leads behind Square Enix's card-based RPG Voice of Cards: The Isle...
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Pivotal Gamers Friday, November 26, 2021 4:50 PM
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Pivotal Gamers Friday, November 26, 2021 4:20 PM
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Pivotal Gamers Friday, November 26, 2021 3:50 PM
What's up folks? MMOBomb holds a new giveaway for Supremacy 1914. Read on for their offering. MMOBomb and Bytro have partnered up to score YOU 25.000 Gold in-game premium currency and 1 Month (31 days) Premium Account for Supremacy 1914 without any cost! Please note this giveaway is for new players only. A few words about Supremacy 1914 Take over the control of one of the mighty nations duri...