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Kotaku Thursday, December 9, 2021 7:52 PM

During the preshow for tonight's Game Awards, indie mega-publisher Annapurna Interactive pulled back the curtain on the next big game in its portfolio. It's a turn-based RPG called Thirsty Suitors, made by the folks behind Falcon Age. There's some sweet-looking skateboarding. And it all smacks of serious Scott Pilgrim


Kotaku Thursday, December 9, 2021 6:30 PM

The Hollywood Reporter has the news this evening that Netflix's live-action adaptation of classic anime series Cowboy Bebop has been cancelled after just one season.


Kotaku Thursday, December 9, 2021 5:55 PM

Several Call of Duty developers have revealed to Kotaku that Activision Blizzard's internal unwillingness to directly respond to the recently announced Raven Software layoffs was what ultimately sparked the just-revealed, broader labor organizing effort at the troubled publisher.


Kotaku Thursday, December 9, 2021 4:20 PM

Don't get me wrong, Red Dead Redemption II and Gun are fun and all. I certainly enjoyed my time with them, and I even still play Red Dead Online. But Call of Jaurez: Gunslinger, perhaps a better cowboy game than both of them (and most others), is now free on Steam for a limited time. And if you love a good ol'…


Kotaku Thursday, December 9, 2021 2:45 PM

Halo Infinite, out in its entirety this week for Xbox and PC, has officially flooded the tubes. Surely you've heard of friends playing it. They may have sung its praises as a top-flight arena shooter, or a return to form for a dormant series. They may have also lambasted its battle pass as a glacial mode of…


Kotaku Thursday, December 9, 2021 2:30 PM

Destiny 2's mid-season expansion celebrating Bungie's 30-year development history includes nods to Halo, Marathon, and...2007's Spider-Man 3? Sure, why not. I mean there's a literal trans-dimensional space pony currently chaperoning players through a The Price Is Right horde mode too, so clearly any thing is fair game.


Kotaku Thursday, December 9, 2021 2:15 PM

A nasty scam has become more popular over the last few months. People desperate for work at popular game studios like Riot and Rockstar Games get an email from a recruiter asking them to apply. They do and eventually get the job only to realize it's all fake, usually after losing money to the scammers. Now, Riot Games…


Kotaku Thursday, December 9, 2021 2:00 PM

For a game sold on its wide open spaces, player freedom, and great big sticky-up hexagons, Halo Infinite's opening couple of hours couldn't be much less representative. The approximately 700 miles of the same blue-gray corridors and chambers that gate access to the open-world game, feel as though someone remembered


Kotaku Thursday, December 9, 2021 1:45 PM

The 2021 CEO Fighting Game Championships tournament last weekend had plenty of surprising announcements, but nothing quite as surprising as the participation of Tinker and Arachius. Tinker and Arachius are a senior couple who competed at CEO to understand how a professional fighting game tournament was run so that…


Kotaku Thursday, December 9, 2021 1:30 PM

343 Industries is telling Halo Infinite players not to use Quick Resume, a key feature of the Xbox Series X/S, for fear of missing out on special multiplayer cosmetics.


PCGamesN Thursday, December 9, 2021 7:55 PM
     The Expanse: A Telltale Series is on the way

Announced at The Game Awards, the reformed Telltale Games has announced The Expanse: A Telltale Series, based on the TV series. The game will be co-developed by Life is Strange: True Colors studio Deck Nine.

The Expanse: A Telltale Series will be a prequel to the TV series, featuring Camina Drummer as the main character. As Game Informer notes, the project is still in the early stages of production, so it'll likely be some time before we see more. It will be coming to PC and consoles alike. (Here's hoping Wolf Among Us 2 lands sometime before then.)

The Game Awards is an annual extravaganza hosted by veteran presenter and game journalist Geoff Keighley. In theory, it's an award show highlighting the best of the past year's games, but the show generates its biggest excitement with an array of announcements for new games from developers both big and small.

PCGamesN Thursday, December 9, 2021 7:51 PM
     Homeworld 3 reveals first gameplay trailer, and will launch late next year

Homeworld 3 debuted a new trailer during The Game Awards, showing some atmospheric shots and setting up the story, and revealing the space-based RTS game will launch late 2022.

Homeworld 3 first showed up as a crowdfunding campaign on Fig in 2019, although publisher Gearbox set its goal at a rather symbolic $1. The campaign wrapped up having pulled in more than $1 million, however, and headed into pre-production. Since then, we've heard precious little about it.

Developer Blackbird Interactive is finally ready to start talking about Homeworld 3, it seems. Tonight's new trailer shows some establishing shots of the deserts of Kharak and the massive fabricator mothership, with hints at some new ideas like ship combat over the surface of a massive super space station. The environments look impressively detailed, with exploding asteroids, tons of space debris, and of course the intense swarms of interceptor battles against the inky blackness of the void.

PCGamesN Thursday, December 9, 2021 7:13 PM
     The Game Awards start time – here's how to watch TGA 2021

The nominees are in, and it's nearly time to split your attention between the best games of 2021 and the brightest lights of the upcoming release slate - yes, it's once again the season of The Game Awards. Geoff Keighley's annual extravaganza returns this week in a primetime spot for North American viewers, but it might be a bit less convenient if you're watching elsewhere in the world.

The Game Awards show will broadcast on Thursday, December 9. A brief pre-show will begin at 4:30pm PST / 7:30pm EST, with the main show following at 5:00pm PST / 8pm EST. If you're on the other side of the date line, that puts the start time at 12:30am GMT on December 10 for the pre-show, and 1am GMT for the main show.

The show will be broadcast across multiple services, but if you want the highest quality, you'll need the YouTube stream, which will air in 4K. The stream will also be available on Twitch and Twitter.

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PCGamesN Thursday, December 9, 2021 6:08 PM
     XCOM 2 is free to play through Sunday, and super cheap

XCOM 2 really has it all when it comes to strategy RPG games, doesn't it? There's a wide variety of missions, a tense apocalyptic story about fighting back against the invasion, boatloads of customisation options, and tough as nails tactical decision making. If you've never taken the plunge, now's your chance: XCOM 2 is free to play through this weekend, and it's deeply discounted if you decide to keep it in your library.

You can play XCOM 2 free, now through December 13, simply by heading over to the Steam page and clicking 'play game.' A sequel to XCOM: Enemy Unknown, XCOM 2 starts out with the aliens firmly in control of the Earth, and XCOM itself shattered. It's up to you to rebuild the unit, but you'll need help to recapture your home. To do that, you'll have to raise a global resistance to the alien overlords.

XCOM 2 adds a boatload of cool new features in to the solid mix established by its predecessor, and it's just a starting point itself - there are lots of fantastic XCOM 2 mods to experiment with before you even consider dipping into its transformative DLC, War of the Chosen.


PCGamesN Thursday, December 9, 2021 6:15 PM
     This Minecraft fan's recreation of FFXIV's Kugane is stunning

A Minecraft player has put a blocky spin on Final Fantasy XIV's Kugane city, and it looks pretty darn impressive. I spotted ZombieSpaceApe's build on Reddit while waiting in one of FFXIV Endwalker's hefty queues, so I reached out to ask them a few questions - I mean, I certainly won't be playing Endwalker anytime soon.

ZombieSpaceApe tells me that they were inspired by the presence of Kugane's domineering tower and the challenge of recreating a build big enough to capture the sense of the eastern-influenced city adequately. "There is a certain permanence to Minecraft," they say. "Once you build something, it's on your world forever. As with all great art, like Kugane, it's inspiring, and I selfishly wanted to have it forever. Not that it doesn't exist in FFXIV, but there is certain ownership in knowing that you placed every block."

ZombieSpaceApe tells me that they initially tried to lay the foundation by eye but swiftly ran into trouble. While one particular brick in FFXIV then gave them a sense of the spacing they needed in Minecraft, it wasn't until they stumbled upon another area with ten bricks in a line that they had the "Rosetta Stone for the remainder of the build".

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PCGamesN Thursday, December 9, 2021 5:09 PM
     Escape from Tarkov is about to get a new map, a rangefinder, and more

A new patch is inbound for Escape from Tarkov, and the hardcore survival game is getting some fancy new gear to hunt for in its treacherous urban ruins. Not only that, but beta patch 0.12.12 also features an all new map, possibly called Lighthouse or Quiet Coast. Here's what we've seen so far.

The new map takes centre stage in the trailer, and it appears to be set in a resort area, with a lighthouse on an island that's attached to the mainland by a narrow causeway. The map also features a water treatment area, with large cisterns arranged across a large, open field. However, there's an attractive tourist lodge as well, featuring timber-beam construction, a weights room, and a cozy great room overlooking the water.

But lets get down to brass tacks here, and by that I mean hardcore operator gizmos. There's a lot of new kit shown in the trailer below, including perhaps most notably a laser rangefinder. It's a civilian model called the Vortex Ranger 1500 that you can pick up in real life at your local sporting goods store for around $350, but it'll likely be worth a hell of a lot more than that on the mean streets of Tarkov.

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PCGamesN Thursday, December 9, 2021 4:23 PM
     DOTA: Dragon's Blood Book 2 hits Netflix in four weeks

The second season of DOTA's animated show Dragon's Blood will be available to stream on January 6, 2022. As spotted by DOTA 2 community figure Wykrhm Reddy, the Netflix page for DOTA: Dragon's Blood Book 2 now has a release date and a swanky new trailer to boot.

The trailer is a moody affair, as you might expect. We start with several shots of glowing purple lotuses fading into the wind while one man tells a woman that she's no longer worshipped and that all that sustains her is a spark of divinity. We then get some shots of the demon marauder Terrorblade looking suitably broody as he hunts for more Eldwurm souls. We also see scenes of conflict and war, which sets us up for a potentially war-heavy season.

If you've been out of the loop, the show is being created by Ashley Miller, who has worked on superhero movies like Thor and X-Men: First Class. We also have Kaiju Boulevard and Studio Mir on production duties, who you might recall is working on the animated Witcher prequel The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf.

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PCGamesN Thursday, December 9, 2021 4:09 PM
     Assassin's Creed Valhalla's next patch adds new settings for stealth and difficulty

The latest set of Assassin's Creed open-world games have been adding more and more controls for setting up the experience precisely the way you want, allowing you to independently adjust difficulty for stealth and combat gameplay, for example. Assassin's Creed Valhalla's next patch, which we know will cut down on its massive install size quite a bit, will also add some additional settings so you can further adjust the challenges Eivor encounters in medieval England.

Title Update 1.4.1, which is due out next week, adds new settings for combat, stealth, and exploration, all of which are subheadings found in the gameplay tab in the settings menu. For combat, Ubisoft has added new settings that allow you to adjust the parry timing window (you can choose from 400, 650, or 800 milliseconds), a similar setting for the brush with death timing window (300, 400, or 600 ms), and the brush with death duration (1, 1.5, 2, or 2.5 seconds).

In stealth, you're given the option to toggle guaranteed assassination on or off, and there are new settings for how long you have to escape detection, how long that lasts while you're aiming, the length of time enemies will search for you, and the maximum number of enemies that will actively search for you (either two or three).

RELATED LINKS: Assassin's Creed Valhalla review, How long is Assassin's Creed Valhalla?, Buy Assassin's Creed Valhalla

PCGamesN Thursday, December 9, 2021 4:04 PM
     Epic has finally freed us – the Epic Games Store shopping cart is here

Since its launch alongside The Game Awards in 2018, the Epic Games Store has not had a shopping cart. Every single bit of news about the store is always met with comments about the store's lack of a cart, and yes, it's a bit absurd that the functionality has been missing all this time. But finally, we're free. The shopping cart is here.

Yes, Epic has deployed the cart at the store's third anniversary. You can head over to the Epic Games Store to check it out for yourself. You can click 'add to cart', and games will be added to the cart. You can then purchase those games in a single transaction. You can even add DLC to the cart. And get this - you'll be shown the total cost of the transaction in your local currency before clicking purchase. Wow! What new technology will digital store owners think of next?

I still don't entirely understand why it took this long to get a shopping cart or why it became the symbol of annoyance about the Epic Store, but hey, we're finally done.

RELATED LINKS: Hades Review, Best RPGs, Best indie games

PCGamesN Thursday, December 9, 2021 2:25 PM
     You'll soon be able to control Windows 11 better with your voice

Windows 11 isn't short of issues, with memory leaks, shaky AMD Ryzen CPU compatibility, and slower NVMe SSD speeds than Windows 10, but we're one step closer to ditching your gaming mouse and keyboard entirely. Microsoft is currently testing Windows 11 Insider Preview 22518, which introduces its new voice access feature, allowing you to control your PC without lifting a finger.

Aimed at improving accessibility, voice access leverages Microsoft's machine learning and speech recognition technology. letting you open and switch between apps, browse the web, and even read and dictate your emails with the flick of your tongue. Better yet, it's on-device, so you'll be able to use the feature offline by saying 'voice access wake up'. The phrases aren't catchy, but this helps prevent mistakes when navigating the operating system. And if items don't have a name you can interact with, Windows 11 also includes a number overlay to make it easier.

Without testing it for ourselves, it's difficult to gauge how well it fares with regional or international accents - that's those outside of the US - but voice access currently only supports English US settings. Even if you're using English UK, you might need to switch over, otherwise it's possible the feature won't work as intended.

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PCGamesN Thursday, December 9, 2021 5:01 PM
     How to fix the Halo Infinite Xbox Gaming Services bug on PC

It may be hard to believe, but Halo Infinite marks the first time a game in the mainline series has launched simultaneously on both gaming PCs and Xbox consoles. Unfortunately, players attempting to launch the game via the Xbox app are finding themselves facing off against the Xbox Gaming Services page instead of The Banished.

Worry not – Reddit user IEatBlackBeans has identified a potential fix that should get you up and running in no time.  We've also reached out to Microsoft, asking for an estimation on when this bug should be ironed out. While this particular issue doesn't affect the Steam version of the game, reports indicate that players are unable to bring their campaign saves with them to their Xbox consoles.

Once you get in-game, you might also find there are problems with your frame rate. To make your adventure on Zeta Halo much smoother, you can easily boost fps once you know how to disable Halo Infinite high-res textures.

RELATED LINKS: Halo Infinite release date, Halo Infinite system requirements, Halo Infinite ranks

PCGamesN Thursday, December 9, 2021 2:45 PM
     Intel's Alder Lake i3 CPU could pack a surprising budget gaming PC punch

Building the best gaming PC possible is an expensive endeavour, with graphics card prices reaching double their MSRP and new DDR5 RAM costs that are sure to make your credit score shiver. Yet, if you're holding out for a budget gaming hero, there may still be hope, as Intel's unannounced Alder Lake i3 chips could trump AMD's Zen 3 Ryzen CPUs.

According to benchmarks shared by Bilibili user Enthusiastic Citizen, Intel's Core i3-12300 boasts a single thread CPU-Z score of 702, and the i3-12100 wields a similar score of 687.5. Both chips also spent some time in Cinebench, resulting in respective scores of 665 and 649. By comparison, AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X musters a score of 652.8, meaning it could fail to keep up with the blue team's new budget duo.

It's important to note that Intel's Alder Lake i3 is still entry-level, which means both CPUs don't come out swinging in terms of multi-thread performance. However, when you consider both chips potential $100 and $150 price tags, it's easy to see why they could be more appealing than AMD's current lineup.

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

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, December 9, 2021 4:41 PM

The two latest games to be offered free to keep from the Epic Games Store couldn't be more different. In one corner, the grim management sim Prison Architect, in which you carefully house and profit from criminals. In the other corner, Godfall, an ARPG looter-shooter about looking fabulous and smashing monsters to bits.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:56 PM

Chivalry 2 is having a day. The cut and thrust multiplayer game will reveal a new update tonight at The Game Awards, the game is currently 33% off to buy, and it's free to play for the duration of the weekend.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:19 PM

Yesterday, Ubisoft announced their intention to bring the first NFTs to their games in the form of three cosmetic items for Ghost Recon Breakpoint. As part of the announcement they produced a 79 second trailer describing how the system, dubbed "Ubisoft Quartz", would work.

After around 24 hours, the video has 200k views, 1300+ likes and 35,000+ dislikes.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, December 9, 2021 2:42 PM

Total War: Rome Remastered made one of the most beloved entries in the strategy series more accessible to modern audiences. Now its final content update makes it more accessible to modders, including removing limits on the number of cultures, building types and factions.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, December 9, 2021 1:48 PM

Maybe games just look like this now? S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is an Unreal Engine 5 game, so it's bound to be pretty. Yet I look at the new screenshots its developers posted to Twitter, and they look to me less like screenshots than the painted-over bullshots of yore. See them below and make up your own mind.

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Twinfinite Thursday, December 9, 2021 7:52 PM

In a massive surprise, Telltale Games is back and they have shown off a game exploring the world of Amazon Prime show The Expanse. The Expanse is described by Amazon as: The disappearance of rich-girl-turned-political-activist Julie Mao links the lives of Ceres detective Joe Miller (Thomas Jane), accidental ship captain James Holden (Steven Strait) and […]

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Twinfinite Thursday, December 9, 2021 7:42 PM

Earlier today, The Game Awards unveiled a brand new trailer for the highly anticipated indie game, Tunic, an upcoming action-adventure game inspired by the original Legend of Zelda. In the trailer below, you can see all of the colorful enemies, locations, and weapons that'll be home to the game, as players take the game's anthropomorphic […]

The post Zelda-Like Indie Adventure Tunic Arrives on Xbox March 16 appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Thursday, December 9, 2021 6:23 PM

After a brief tease on Twitter last night involving Ball Guy, the Pokemon Company has officially revealed a new Hisuian form for the upcoming Pokemon Legends: Arceus game. Hisuian Voltorb will be a dual-type Electric/Grass Pokemon. The design of Hisuian Voltorb looks similar to the Poke Balls of the Hisui region, which differ slightly in […]

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Twinfinite Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:40 PM

Today NIS America released a new trailer of the Nintendo Switch version of the upcoming JRPG Crystar, introducing one of its characters.

The post Crystar For Nintendo Switch Gets New Trailer Introducing Kokoro appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:02 PM

If you've been waiting patiently for Four Quarters' and Devolver Digital's critically-acclaimed indie sensation, Loop Hero, to make its way to Nintendo Switch, then we bring you good news. Yes, the unique idle RPG experience is now available on the Big N's handheld hybrid. To help signal boost the game's debut on the Switch, the […]

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Twinfinite Thursday, December 9, 2021 2:27 PM

Today popular third-party developer PMDG provided new details about its upcoming 737, on top of a few screenshots, and a clarification.

The post Microsoft Flight Simulator PMDG Boeing 737 Gets New Details, Screenshots, & a Clarification For The "Drama Llamas" appeared first on Twinfinite.

Siliconera Thursday, December 9, 2021 7:50 PM

During The Game Awards 2021, SNK shared a trailer showing off new KOF XV fighter Krohnen and announcing a second open beta.

The post KOF XV Krohnen and Second Open Beta Announced appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, December 9, 2021 6:35 PM

Another Pokemon Legends Arceus regional variant appeared, Hisuian Voltorb. There's even a video showing it in-game.

The post Hisuian Voltorb Will Appear in Pokemon Legends Arceus appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, December 9, 2021 4:00 PM

The Princess Maker-like Lair Land Story 2 is heading to PCs, and both English and Japanese localizations for it are planned.

The post Lair Land Story 2 English and Japanese Versions Announced appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:00 PM

Dairoku is Aksys' latest Switch otome visual novel, and its lovable characters, great art, and interesting world help pull people in.

The post Review: Dairoku is a Great Switch Otome Game appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, December 9, 2021 2:00 PM

The latest Nintendo eShop Winners & Nominees Deals sale discounts Switch titles nominated for The Game Awards 2021 categories.

The post Switch Winners & Nominees Deals TGA 2021 Game Sale Begins appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, December 9, 2021 1:00 PM

Rita Repulsa is the next Power Rangers Battle for the Grid Rita DLC, and people will be able to play as the villain next week.

The post Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid Rita Repulsa DLC Dated appeared first on Siliconera.

Destructoid Thursday, December 9, 2021 7:00 PM

The pre-show starts at 4:30 p.m. PT, so settle in The time has come for another big end-of-year Keighley get-together,...

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Destructoid Thursday, December 9, 2021 6:45 PM

A full lineup of cool new independent games Today, Future of Play Direct organizer Glitch showcased a bunch of new...

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Destructoid Thursday, December 9, 2021 6:29 PM

These PS4 and PS5 deals are running until December 13 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific I'm still working my way through...

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Destructoid Thursday, December 9, 2021 6:00 PM

The prices are steeper than we'd like, but you might find something to latch onto While we hope for something,...

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Destructoid Thursday, December 9, 2021 5:30 PM

A free mystery game will be unwrapped on Dec. 16, and a new leak is pointing to Ryo Hazuki Epic...

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Destructoid Thursday, December 9, 2021 5:00 PM

Better Late than Never Last week saw the European release of Westone Bit Entertainment's long-lost arcade game Clockwork Aquario. Thanks...

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Destructoid Thursday, December 9, 2021 4:40 PM

A chronological look at how the Call of Duty and Overwatch publisher got here One of the biggest stories of this year...

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Destructoid Thursday, December 9, 2021 4:00 PM

Lose Yourself For those who like their fantasy escapades a little on the adorable side, publisher Dangen Entertainment has announced...

The post Fourth-wall breaking puzzler OneShot coming to consoles in 2022 appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:30 PM

See more of the apocalypse Shin Megami Tensei V update version 1.0.2 is live on Switch, and it includes an...

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Destructoid Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:00 PM

New games to be premiered Saber Interactive — the developer behind great AA titles such as World War Z and...

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Destructoid Thursday, December 9, 2021 2:30 PM

Also, Life is Strange: True Colors As I've been hinting at these past few weeks, we're entering the slow zone....

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Destructoid Thursday, December 9, 2021 2:00 PM

Excellence of Execution Pleasing news for fans of shmups, melodrama, murder, and anime, as NIS America announced that a title...

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Destructoid Thursday, December 9, 2021 1:30 PM

Chappppppstickkkkkkkk The Mothman has become a part of many different pieces of media, from Shin Megami Tensei to Fallout 76. In the latter,...

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Destructoid Thursday, December 9, 2021 1:15 PM

After an early lead in the multi-part polls, Halo Infinite ultimately took the Players' Voice award [Update 2: After a...

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Destructoid Thursday, December 9, 2021 1:00 PM

More efforts are underway for change at Activision Blizzard The ABK Workers Alliance, an organization of workers across Activision Blizzard,...

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, December 9, 2021 7:58 PM
     Homeworld 3The pre-show or The Game Awards 2021 delivered some out-of-this-world news for fans of space RTS fans. Blackbird Interactive and Gearbox revealed a first look gameplay trailer for Homeworld 3. There's also a Steam page up for the next installment in the award-winning sci-fi RTS. It tells us that the planned release date for Homeworld 3 is in the back end of 2022. This story is in development.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, December 9, 2021 7:47 PM
     The Game Awards 2021And we're back for another year of A Game Award And Some Advertising The Game Awards. While the news team will be beavering away to get the announcements and reveals out there as quickly as is humanly possible, I will be sitting here in the snark booth glaring at The Game Awards and wishing I was doing something else. All times are in Eastern time, and I will almost certainly slip up once and drop into UK time instead. Sorry about that. Anyway, let's get on with the suffering! Note that this page does not auto-refresh.   The Pre-Show 7:30pm — And we're off with the pre-show… which contains awards and reveals and world premieres. What's the point of the pre-show? Is it just the actual show except Geoff Keighley isn't on stage for 30 minutes and we also don't have Hideo Kojima or Josef Fares? If so, can we just stretch the pre-show out to four hours instead? Well, we have Sydnee Goodman for this long, anyway. 7:32pm — And our first world ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, December 9, 2021 6:30 PM
     Euro Truck Simualtor 2 1.43 Update 1Aging like fine wine, SCS Software has rolled out Update 1.43 to both American Truck Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator 2. This update makes various improvements and also throws in some additions, with the changelog including details such as revamped environments, better controller support, updated trucks, and more. Being the older of the two sims, Euro Truck Simulator 2 features areas that haven't been touched in a while. To mitigate the stark contrast in visual fidelity between older and newer maps, SCS has periodically been giving veteran areas much needed facelifts. The latest in this round of revamps is the city of Lyon, France. New landmarks have been added, along with new routes and a reworked city layout. Even the vegetation models have been swapped out for newer ones, along with other texture touchups.   The Iberia expansion, which is the latest map DLC for ETS2, also got an update. It now features some new country roads that feature more "beautiful scenery...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, December 9, 2021 5:30 PM
     Halo Infinite Campaign Hidden Arcade Cabinet 2Halo Infinite is a large game in terms of scale. The map is far more expansive than prior games in the series, with many places to hide secret things. Developer 343 Industries has taken advantage of the bigger play area by squirreling away not only hidden Skulls, but many Easter eggs. Some, like our boy Craig, have already been found. There are no doubt plenty more. And today, we bring you one. Early on in the Halo Infinite campaign, you have a chance to discover a secret hidden arcade cabinet — here's how to find it. To find the hidden arcade cabinet in the Halo Infinite campaign, you need to make enough progress to get you onto the ring itself. After you defeat the Brute boss Tremonius, you'll at last be on Zeta Halo for the first time. Once you have Outpost Tremonius cleared, don't simply leave the area. Instead, leave the dropship platform and head back toward the crashed ship.   Don't head to the ship, but stay on its left side. At the south e...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, December 9, 2021 5:15 PM
     halo infinite craig easter egg campaignOh, my poor sweet boy Craig. There are barely any Halo fans around who don't know about the unfortunate Brute who got too close and personal to the Master Chief. It was during the first campaign trailer for the game. Around the four-minute mark, a charging Brute gets elbow-checked by the Chief. We didn't know it then, but it was the birth of the first Halo Infinite meme. Craig the Brute was beloved by fans, and hated by 343 Industries. He represented what was wrong with the game at the time, before its eventual delay. However, 343 knows how to take a joke, and put Craig in the Halo Infinite campaign as an Easter egg. Here's how to find him. The Craig Easter egg can be discovered on The Tower, part of an early campaign mission in Halo Infinite. There are two ways to reach the top of the building. The first is using the Grappleshot, but it only works this way if you've upgraded its recharge speed (that's the second upgrade, if you're wondering). You...

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:34 PM
     In the absence of dogs, Minecraft wolves can be tamed by players in order to turn them into loyal pets and companions. Discover how to get your very own pet wolf in Minecraft. Just like in the real world where dogs are man's best friend, the same goes for wolves in Minecraft. The overworld is […]

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:48 PM

Maybe just fully quit the game when you're done.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Thursday, December 9, 2021 2:44 PM

The fund is seeking $1 million dollars for striking employees.

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Pivotal Gamers Thursday, December 9, 2021 4:20 PM
     Hello fellow gamers. MMOHuts is giving everyone the opportunity to win on Grand Fantasia. Let's hear them out. We've partnered with Grand Fantasia to celebrate the winter season with a special pack giveaway! In the world of Grand Fantasia, you begin your journey as a Novice on Siwa Island. This is where you start your training as a Sprite Messenger! This small island paradise is the pe...

Pivotal Gamers Thursday, December 9, 2021 2:25 PM
     Hello fellow gamers. Steam holds a new giveaway for Call of Juarez: Gunslinger. This is what they say. Get Call of Juarez: Gunslinger on Steam for Free! A few words about Call of Juarez: Gunslinger From the dust of a gold mine to the dirt of a saloon, Call of Juarez Gunslinger is a real homage to the Wild West tales. Live the epic and violent journey of a ruthless bounty hunter on the trail of the...

Pivotal Gamers Thursday, December 9, 2021 1:36 PM
     What's up all? We have another excellent offer from Alienware Arena for KEO. Their message follows. KEO Alienware Skin Item Giveaway Look slick for the apocalypse! Grab the exclusive Alienware KEO skin and battle in style! A few words about KEO KEO is a team-based online multiplayer vehicle combat game set in a sci-fi post-apocalyptic world. Build your loadout to suit your playstyle and bala...

Pivotal Gamers Thursday, December 9, 2021 1:36 PM
     What's up all? We have another great offer from Alienware Arena for KEO. Read on for their offering. KEO Early Access Key Giveaway Drive. Fight. Survive! Grab a key to the exclusive KEO Early Access Weekend and get ready for battle! A few words about KEO KEO is a team-based online multiplayer vehicle combat game set in a sci-fi post-apocalyptic world. Build your loadout to suit your pla...

Pivotal Gamers Thursday, December 9, 2021 1:20 PM
     Hello folks. MMOBomb is giving you the chance to win on Fiesta Online. Let's hear them out. MMOBomb and Gamigo have partnered up to get our users a free Amatheon Corruption Pack with several in-game items for Fiesta Online. To unlock your key instantly you just need to complete all the steps on the top. Get your key now while supplies last! A few words about Fiesta Online Fiesta Online is a ...