Kotaku Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:15 PM
Now that Battlefield 2042 is out, the game's artists are free to showcase their work on industry portfolio site ArtStation, and as has been the case with pretty much every game in the series, there is some incredible stuff to enjoy, regardless of your thoughts on the game itself.
Kotaku Wednesday, December 1, 2021 5:30 PM
State treasurers from California, Massachusetts, Illinois, Oregon, Delaware, and Nevada are calling on Activision Blizzard to take more serious measures in addressing ongoing high-profile investigations and lawsuits about the company's troubling culture. According to Axios, said treasurers have asked to meet with the…
Kotaku Wednesday, December 1, 2021 5:15 PM
Moncage is an emotionally devastating game, but not because of the story it tries to tell. The game asks you to solve puzzles by connecting the violent and the mundane. At first, I was charmed when I used a bicycle pedal to unlock a door. My stomach dropped when I used a trash can to shoot a real gun. Several puzzles…
Kotaku Wednesday, December 1, 2021 4:30 PM
With the deployment of a massive patch today, EA revealed everything it's tweaking in Battlefield 2042 immediately following its rough launch. Hundreds of tiny fixes won't magically transform the shooter into what longtime fans want it to be, but they'll definitely make it a less frustrating experience for everyone…
Kotaku Wednesday, December 1, 2021 3:30 PM
Titanfall, the game which catapulted Respawn Entertainment to the status of EA's star studio, is being pulled from digital storefronts and subscription services on March 1, 2022. This, to me? Sucks. However—given the game's recent brush with some very bad hacking—it isn't particularly surprising either.
Kotaku Wednesday, December 1, 2021 3:00 PM
This morning, Square Enix released a huge list of the changes coming to Final Fantasy XIV with the MMORPG's impending expansion, Endwalker (no relation). The breakdown is a dizzying doozy of details, but the one thing you should take away from it is that the new Viera bunny boys will thankfully be able to wear maid…
Kotaku Wednesday, December 1, 2021 2:35 PM
There's only one place you'll find a pristine 1957 BMW Isetta 300 cosplaying as a character from 1988 Miyazaki classic My Neighbor Totoro, and I don't mean my personal garage. The Forza Horizon series has long been a place where anime fans and car enthusiasts come together, and Forza Horizon 5 is no different. Let's…
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It's been a gangbusters year for those at the top of the GameStop pyramid. Revenue is down and stores are closing, but the stock price continues to hover around an unprecedented $200 a share, forging gilded parachutes for its fleeing C-Suite. For many at the bottom, however, it's been one of the worst in recent…
PCGamesN Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:56 PM
Fortnite Chapter 3 is nearly upon us, and Epic is hoping to keep the content of that release a secret - so now the developers are asking leakers not to leak anything. Some of the game's most prominent dataminers have reported receiving messages from Epic asking them not to leak content from the battle royale game during the upcoming downtime.
iFireMonkey, ShiinaBR, and HypeX all report receiving a message from Epic asking them not to post Chapter 3 leaks. The dataminers are currently in discussions with the devs about how this could be realistically achieved. Some are still deciding whether they intend to follow Epic's guidance at all.
"I have been trying to think about how this would work for a bit today," iFireMonkey says, "and how I feel is that if anyone is able to leak the update I see no reason for me to not post leaks, since no matter what people would be able to post it anyways. We will have to wait and see."Fortnite V-Bucks, Fortnite Skins, Fortnite Creative Codes
PCGamesN Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:19 PM
Jurassic World Evolution 2 has been letting players construct dinosaur parks since early November, and now that the one-month launch anniversary is upon us, it's time for more. The devs have revealed some details on both the first major update and the first paid DLC pack, both of which should bring some new life to your future park constructions.
Update 1 launches on December 9, and introduces a host of new levels for sandbox mode. Five will come from the campaign, alongside a flattened sandbox level that starts with zero topography or forrestation. You can then alter the landscape however you like. The update also introduces a full set of Department of Fish and Wildlife buildings for sandbox, as well as some new Jurassic Park themed lagoons and aviaries.
We're also getting balance changes, and while the devs haven't provided full patch notes yet, they have provided some preliminary info on the changes in the announcement. "The frequency of storms and disease outbreaks in Chaos Theory should be less frequent after this patch, as should disease outbreaks in Easy and Medium difficulty Challenge levels. We've also made some tweaks to the Dominance stat, which should cut down on dinosaur fights, as well as decreased the likelihood of dinosaur fights causing injuries. Finally, we've rebalanced the combat stats of dinosaurs that can be involved in group hunts."
PCGamesN Wednesday, December 1, 2021 5:07 PM
Stardew Valley creator Eric 'ConcernedApe' Barone might be at work on Haunted Chocolatier, but that doesn't mean updates for the farming game are over. Stardew Valley 1.5.5 has gone live with backend improvements for mod support, alongside a selection of bug fixes and quality of life tweaks. Barone has also teased update 1.5.6, which will feature further mod improvements, and - possibly - some new content.
In 1.5.5, the thing you're most likely to notice is that you can now hold control and shift to purchase or craft items in stacks of 25. The full patch notes are available on the official site, but some other improvements include options to place buildings over artifact spots, nudge pets out of the way while doing construction, or buy back items you've sold accidentally.
The big change in 1.5.5, however, is that it's been migrated from XNA to MonoGame. As Barone explains, "this future-proofs the game and allows mods to access more than 4 gigs of RAM". There have also been "various internal changes for mod authors".Stardew Valley multiplayer, Stardew Valley realism, The best Stardew Valley mods
PCGamesN Wednesday, December 1, 2021 4:25 PM
The Mexico Civilization DLC for Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition is out today, and with it comes update 54545 for the base game. The patch updates the RTS game to make room for the new civ, but it also adds some new features that everyone will be able to enjoy, regardless of whether they purchase the new civ pack.
The patch introduces a long list of improvements to the AI, which should make for more challenging skirmishes. AI players, for instance, will now scout shorelines looking for fish if the map includes them, and it will now figure in poison in its damage calculations, making it more efficient and less likely to 'overkill'.
Maps have gotten a lot of love, with several classic American maps getting major improvements. The maps for standard and team now include California, Painted Desert, Rockies, Sonora, and Texas. In standard, Siwa Oasis has been removed, while in team, Great Rift has been dropped. Players will see fixes and improvements across the rest of the map set as well, with fixes that address stubborn problems like trade routes and spawns, for example.Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition review, Best RTS games on PC, Best turn-based strategy games on PC
PCGamesN Wednesday, December 1, 2021 1:56 PM
There are few games as deserving of a proper anime intro as Final Fantasy XIV - the long-running plot, rotating cast of characters, and multiverse-spanning adventure make it perfect for the format. Now a group of fans and musicians have made just such an intro, and it's the best fake anime OP you're ever likely to see.
I can continue hurling superlatives at it, but you're better off just watching the video below. The project took a few months to complete. It's a collaborative effort between Husky the Geek, Alex Moukala, Studio Nicktendo, and Denmo McStrongHuge, featuring an original arrangement of various FFXIV songs put to new lyrics, layered over top of some impressive machinima animations.
The final product was impressive enough to get a retweet from the official FFXIV account, and attention from the game's sound director, Masayoshi Soken. "What the heeeeeeeeeeeeell!! This is our Eorzea?! What a passionate song! We've been in a really cool world," Soken says in a tweet.FFXIV Shadowbringers review, FFXIV Gunbreaker job guide, FFXIV Dancer job guide
PCGamesN Wednesday, December 1, 2021 1:07 PM
Microsoft has revealed the full December lineup for Xbox Game Pass and, believe it or not, there's more here than just the Halo Infinite campaign. There are also Halo Infinite XP boosts. The new videogame lineup is robust, especially on PC, but it's those XP boosters that are particularly eye-catching, as players look for new ways to ease the pain of grinding out the Halo Infinite battle pass.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate - the $14.99 USD version that includes both console and PC versions of the service - will include the Halo Infinite 'Pass Tense' MA40 AR bundle on December 8. That includes the titular weapon coating, as well as four double XP boosts and four challenge swaps.
This is the first of a series of monthly Halo Infinite bonuses with Game Pass Ultimate, though Microsoft hasn't detailed what to expect from future giveaways. Hopefully we can count on more XP boosts, though. The Halo Infinite battle pass continues to be contentious, even as 343 tweaks progression and boosts XP gains from simply playing matches.Halo Infinite release date, Halo Infinite system requirements, Halo Infinite ranks
PCGamesN Wednesday, December 1, 2021 1:20 PM
2022 is shaping up to be an exciting year in the battle between AMD and Intel for the title of best gaming CPU, with both companies releasing new processors towards the end of the year. While Zen 3 chips continue to perform well in gaming PCs and for AMD, everyone is waiting to see how the company's next generation Ryzen 'Zen 4' CPUs will compete with Intel's Alder Lake and Raptor Lake processors.
When Zen 4 releases in Q3 2022, we will finally see support for PCIe Gen5 and DDR5 gaming RAM on AMD's Ryzen CPUs. This will bring the company's processor offerings in line with Intel, which has supported both technologies since Alder Lake's release in 2021.
However, a combination of 3D V-Cache and a 5nm manufacturing process could see team red's chips outclass those from team blue by a significant margin, making Ryzen Zen 4 CPUs the ideal partner to the best graphics cards such as the Nvidia RTX 4000 GPU lineup.AMD Ryzen 9 3900X review, AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT review, Best CPU for gaming
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, December 1, 2021 5:58 PM
Every year, streamers Yogscast host Jingle Jam, a charity livestream. This year's edition has just kicked off, and if you donate a minimum of £35/$47 you'll receive the Jingle Jam 2021 Games Collection. It's a bundle of over 50 games including several indie greats, such as Wildermyth, Heaven's Vault, Northgard and Unrailed.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, December 1, 2021 5:19 PM
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, December 1, 2021 4:55 PM
Another month, another batch of games arriving (and leaving) Xbox Game Pass. Are there interesting games coming to the subscription service this month? Yes, but this is true so often that I've grown blasé. I am a hedonistic king and I have grown weary of pleasure. Stardew Valley, Halo Infinite and Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator cannot rouse me out of ennui.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, December 1, 2021 4:33 PM
"Titanfall is part of our DNA," says the latest announcement from Respawn Entertainment, before going on to reveal that they're having gene therapy. Titanfall 1, the studio's first game, is being removed from sale today and will disappear from subscription services on March 1st, 2022. It's the inevitable end for the wall-running mech battler, a multiplayer experiment that started cutting bits out of itself mere months after release.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Wednesday, December 1, 2021 3:32 PM
ConcernedApe is working away on his next game, but Stardew Valley is still receiving patches. Version 1.5.5 was released today, and while it adds no new content it makes "some important technical changes for modders, some quality of life changes, and some bug fixes" for the farming simulator.
Twinfinite Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:11 PM
DMM and Koei Tecmo released another trailer introducing a character that will appear in their upcoming Musou game Touken Ranbu Warriors.
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Twinfinite Wednesday, December 1, 2021 5:58 PM
Microsoft Flight Simulator Airbus A330 & Glasgow Airport Get New Screenshots; Rovaniemi Gets New Video; Sønderborg Announced
Today third-party developers have revealed quite a lot of new assets about upcoming add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Twinfinite Wednesday, December 1, 2021 4:22 PM
Since its release in 2018, Red Dead Redemption 2 has stood out as one of the best video games of all time. Even over three years later, players still rave about Arthur Morgan, the Van der Linde gang, and the crazy, emotional adventures that took place throughout the game. Some of that nostalgia probably has […]
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Twinfinite Wednesday, December 1, 2021 3:50 PM
In celebration of the upcoming launch of Halo Infinite's campaign and the series 20th anniversary, Swarovski jewelry is teaming up with 343 Industries to create an insanely cool collection. Participants in the Swarovski x Halo sweepstakes will be able to win one of two beautiful items: Master Chief Helmet – Following themes of fearless exploration, […]
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Twinfinite Wednesday, December 1, 2021 3:00 PM
Ubisoft has released yet another video to provide more info on the upcoming co-op shooter, Rainbow Six Extraction. This one is more of a deep-dive overview that explains the maps, missions, and difficulty settings for the game. There are 12 maps in the game that are divided into three zones each. And on these maps, […]
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Twinfinite Wednesday, December 1, 2021 2:59 PM
2021 has been filled with tons of incredible indie games, like Loop Hero, Cyber Shadow, Inscryption, and so many more. And there is one more banger to fill out the calendar from the team at Heart Machine (Hyper Light Drifter). Solar Ash is a colorful action-adventure experience that sends you speed skating around multiple environments […]
Twinfinite Wednesday, December 1, 2021 2:06 PM
EA Dice has issued full patch notes for its upcoming Battlefield 2042 patch, which is due to launch tomorrow, Dec. 2. The update is substantial, aiming to resolve in part the huge number of glitches, bugs, and performance issues that have plagued Battlefield 2042 since its launch, in addition to adding new weekly missions and […]
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Siliconera Wednesday, December 1, 2021 7:00 PM
If a secret is what makes a woman 'woman,' then what makes a Survivor 'Survivor'?
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The tabletop game will be released in the west in April 2022.
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Siliconera Wednesday, December 1, 2021 5:00 PM
The VTuber project features character designs by Kaguya-Sama manga author Aka Akasaka.
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Though not a perfect port, it provides the same impressive experience the PS4 version gave.
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Siliconera Wednesday, December 1, 2021 2:00 PM
Sony revealed the PlayStation Plus December 2021 lineup, and among the games available will be the Souls-like Mortal Shell.
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Destructoid Wednesday, December 1, 2021 7:30 PM
Servers will stay online for those who already own it, though The mech-shooter that started it all for Respawn will...
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Destructoid Wednesday, December 1, 2021 7:00 PM
We're just one week away from the launch of Final Fantasy XIV's latest expansion, Endwalker, which brings forth the culmination...
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Destructoid Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:30 PM
It made for a fun watch, though I've only ever played League of Legends once in my life. Story time:...
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Destructoid Wednesday, December 1, 2021 6:00 PM
Celebrate 2021 with 4042 Aeos Tickets 'Tis the season to be giving, and TiMi Studio Group is giving away a...
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Destructoid Wednesday, December 1, 2021 5:30 PM
The 'Brack letter' (that term didn't age well!) is nearly three years old Three years ago on December 13, Blizzard...
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Destructoid Wednesday, December 1, 2021 5:00 PM
At least the updates have been quick so far Two updates down, many more to go. It's a common belief...
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Destructoid Wednesday, December 1, 2021 4:30 PM
A wasted opportunity Take a look at this top-selling Switch sales chart again, straight from Nintendo. You good? Notice that Mario...
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Destructoid Wednesday, December 1, 2021 4:00 PM
Blink and you'll miss it It's the first day of December, and all through the blog, the writers of Destructoid...
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Destructoid Wednesday, December 1, 2021 3:30 PM
It'll launch officially four days later In a confusing turn of events for some, Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker early access...
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Destructoid Wednesday, December 1, 2021 3:00 PM
Speaking in the Pass Tense A new slew of Xbox Game Pass arrivals got announced today, which included (of course) Halo...
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Destructoid Wednesday, December 1, 2021 2:50 PM
The other free PS Plus games are Mortal Shell and LEGO DC Super-Villains for PS4 [Update: Following a leak last...
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Destructoid Wednesday, December 1, 2021 2:30 PM
Project_Hel will put a new perspective on the first-person free-running action game Ghostrunner put an interesting first-person spin on cyberpunk action. And...
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Destructoid Wednesday, December 1, 2021 2:00 PM
Can we get folders too? Nintendo Switch themes…is it too much to ask for? Or at the very least, maybe...
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Destructoid Wednesday, December 1, 2021 1:30 PM
I guess I have to Despite the fact that Stardew Valley might not be getting developer updates for a while, it...
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, December 1, 2021 7:30 PM
Some games garner attention via taking one game type and mixing it with something you wouldn't expect, leading to crazy combinations. Fight Knight does the same, albeit with an even wilder mix than most others. To put it simply, the game is basically what you'd get if you took a grid-based dungeon crawler, removed the turn-based battles and RPG mechanics, and replaced them with Punch Out. The result is a highly unique, extremely interesting game. It launched yesterday on Steam and retails for just $20 USD, but the question stands: Is Fight Knight worth it? Fight Knight puts you in the greaves of the titular character. You're cursed and can't hold a sword. Attempting to do so sees it fall apart in your hands. But there's a tower of baddies nearby that needs climbing, so you head on in and give it a go. Because you can't hold any weapons, that naturally means that you'll be going against foes with your armored fists. The game's presentat...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, December 1, 2021 7:00 PM
Oh, what a twist of fate this is. Anyone familiar with Riot Games, especially League of Legends, was expecting the Arcane-original antagonist Silco to make an appearance in Runeterra at some point. After all, such a villainous personality shouldn't be sidelined to one show. But in a twist of fate, it's not League of Legends where he is dropping first. Instead, Silco will appear as in Teamfight Tactics as an exclusive unit. This is the first Teamfight Tactics exclusive unit, meaning Silco won't be available in other Riot games (for now, anyway). The dastardly cunning villain will drop during the Teamfight Tactics mid-set update, which always brings a substantial amount of changes to the game's current meta. Riot Games has not confirmed which traits Silco will have, and we don't have any hints on his gameplay either aside from an ominous clue straight from Riot Games: "While we aren't ready to share details about Silco's kit just yet, I will tell yo...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, December 1, 2021 5:00 PM
Today, Microsoft unveiled the next slew of games heading to Xbox Game Pass for PC this month. While it's a damn good list, bringing games like Among Us and Stardew Valley, it also revealed what's new in the world of bonuses. Microsoft and 343 Industries are not just bringing Halo Infinite to the service on December 8, but will also start providing monthly Perks ranging from cosmetics to boosters and Challenge Swaps. For most Halo fans, getting new cosmetics has been a bit of a chore. The game's rigid and unforgiving progression has been a focus of attention for 343, which has promised some changes. But one of the major complaints roving around the 'net is that, well, some of the cosmetics aren't great. I've heard almost nothing but scorn for those wearing the white, blue, and red armor coatings. The community has dubbed these players "Pepsi Spartans," and they've been threatened with aggressive T-bagging. Thankfully, the monthly ...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, December 1, 2021 4:45 PM
As Guild Wars 2 continues its leisurely journey to the release of its next expansion, End of Dragons, ArenaNet is revealing more of the new content in store for players. Today, the developer has revealed a new home that will become available to guilds. Once Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons releases, players will be able to unlock the Isle of Reflection Guild Hall. As with Shing Jea Island, which was revealed a couple of months ago, the Isle of Reflection has a distinctly Asian aesthetic. The structures, terrain, and vegetation all have a tranquil feel that will be highly desirable for guilds. You can preview the new Guild Hall in the video below. How to claim the Isle of Reflection Guild Hall If you're looking to create a new Guild Hall in Cantha, or you want to change your current Guild Hall to the shiny new one, you'll need to speak to the relevant Guild Hall Explorer. You can currently find Guild Hall Explorers for all the different Halls at the Guild Initiative Headquarters i...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, December 1, 2021 4:05 PM
Most players know French developer Dontnod Entertainment for the Life is Strange series, a collection of episodic graphic adventure games that became quite popular since the first release in 2015. Although the games continue to divide players and critics alike, due to elements like their dialogue, they still manage to resonate with many players. After Life is Strange 2, though, Dontnod stopped developing the series so it could focus on more original projects. Players already got to experience two of these new projects in the form of Tell Me Why and Twin Mirror last year. For players who missed out on Twin Mirror specifically, they already have another opportunity to experience this psychological thriller, as it just dropped on Steam. Those still on the fence about the game can feel free to try out the free demo on Steam. Naturally, any progress made in the demo will carry over to the full game once purchased. Having said all that, players can only pick up the demo for a short time b...
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, December 1, 2021 3:58 PM
The servers will remain online for the foreseeable future.
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, December 1, 2021 3:31 PM
Unity will be offering more functionality to users soon.
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, December 1, 2021 1:40 PM
The physical editions will take a little longer to arrive.
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