GamersHeroes Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:07 PM
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Kotaku Tuesday, December 14, 2021 8:30 PM
The RTS genre as we know it, or at least the popular perception of it, is dominated by its most traditional efforts, the kind of base-building-then-rush approach seen in everything from Command & Conquer to StarCraft. That's not the only way to play an RTS, though.
Kotaku Tuesday, December 14, 2021 7:40 PM
Kotaku Tuesday, December 14, 2021 7:00 PM
Whether it's Call of Duty or Battlefield, one of the low-key nicest parts of a shooter can be just watching (and listening to the KAH-CHUNK sounds of) the player reloading various weapons. This video by Kommander Karl is a compilation of exactly that kind of action, only it's a man reloading toasters, smoke alarms and…
Kotaku Tuesday, December 14, 2021 6:05 PM
It seems Twitch's controversial "pay-to-win" Boost feature is a bust. There was no positive impact for streamers who took part in a test of the Boost feature, according to a data analyst who crunched the numbers.
Kotaku Tuesday, December 14, 2021 4:15 PM
In a new Halo Infinite update released today, developer 343 Industries is again tweaking the way battle pass challenges operate. This time, the first-person arena shooter will see an assortment of new challenges introduced, while some existing ones are being removed, all in an effort to alleviate the frustration…
PCGamesN Tuesday, December 14, 2021 6:56 PM
If you like 2D platform games, you should play Rayman Origins. If you haven't played Rayman Origins, Ubisoft is making it very easy for you. The platformer is now free for a limited time as part of Ubisoft's 35th anniversary promotion, so if you previously missed out on it, you can now rectify that grave mistake.
Rayman Origins is currently free via Ubisoft Connect (that's the rebranded edition of Uplay, if you haven't launched a Ubisoft game on PC in a while) from now until December 22 at 1pm PST / 4pm EST / 9pm GMT. Once you've claimed the game, it'll remain in your library forever, just as if you'd actually purchased it.
Rayman Origins first launched back in 2011, and was the first game to make use of UbiArt Framework, which helped define the gorgeous look of games like Child of Light and Valiant Hearts. It's also just an astoundingly well-crafted platformer, with varied level design and tight controls.
PCGamesN Tuesday, December 14, 2021 6:13 PM
2021 has been an embarrassment of riches for Metroidvania fans, from an excellent new Metroid, to a terrific compilation of 'vanias, and even a sequel to the sublime Axiom Verge. But one of the best new entries in the genre quietly launched on Steam earlier this year, and might've slipped under your radar. Now that it's coming to Game Pass, however, you've got no more excuses.
Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth is a nonlinear side-scrolling action-RPG in the Symphony of the Night mold. It's fairly limited in scope, but an excellent combat system and beautiful setting (based on the classic anime series, of course) make it a standout in the genre. Developer Team Ladybug previously worked on Touhou Luna Nights, another standout indie Metroidvania.
The game hits Game Pass for PC and consoles on December 16, alongside a massive drop of other games across both versions of the service. That includes the day one launch of the cool-looking indie, The Gunk, as well as an array of bigger names including triple-A favourites like Mortal Kombat 11.
PCGamesN Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:54 PM
Reinforcements have arrived in Civil War strategy game Grand Tactician in the form of 3D soldier models. While the development team had always intended to use 3D models for troops in Grand Tactician, early attempts to use them were unsuccessful - the models had too big an impact on performance in the initial builds, and were thus replaced with less memory-hungry 2D sprites. After some post-launch experimentation, the Grand Tactician team has successfully worked out a way to use 3D models as originally planned, and they look pretty great.
"The sprites did have many limitations," chief designer Ilja Varha explains in a Steam post. "As we kept the number of different animations quite high, the number of frames per animation was limited. Also, customization options were limited, as each large sprite sheet reserved a chunk of VRAM."
The new 3D model system looks much better, as there is no longer the need for abrupt transitions from one sprite to another as players move the camera around the battlefield. But there are other advantages: the new 3D troops allow for variations in uniform within the same unit, for example, and soldiers cast realistic shadows on the ground now.
PCGamesN Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:29 PM
DOSBox provides a simple way to play a whole lot of classic old games, but it doesn't cover everything. Luckily, there are a range of other PC emulators out there that aim to let you mess with old software across a big selection of retro configurations, and one of the most notable has just dropped a major new update with support for much more advanced classic hardware.
86Box version 3.0 landed earlier this month, more than two years after the previous 2.0 versions. There are a host of major features here, but the biggest addition is support for a new round of Intel processors, including the Pentium Pro, Pentium II, and Celeron options. As the devs note, these are "not fully accurate due to the core's out-of-order engine and integrated L2 cache, both of which are too complex to emulate", but they should give you some more powerful options for later PC games. (Assuming, of course, that your real CPU is up to the task of running them).
86Box is, itself, a fork of PCem, but it's getting more regular updates than its predecessor. If you haven't messed with many PC emulators outside of DOSBox, be aware that it's substantially more effort to set up - after all, it lets you determine your own hardware configurations right down to the individual hardware components.
PCGamesN Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:00 PM
Myth of Empires, a strategy sandbox game that recently rocketed to popularity on Steam, has been delisted from Valve's storefront following a DMCA takedown claim by the studio behind Ark: Survival Evolve. Ark's developers say Myth of Empires uses code copied from Ark, and Myth of Empires' developer, Chinese studio Angela Game, has vehemently denied the accusation.
Myth of Empires is currently unavailable on Steam, following a DMCA takedown request filed by Studio Wildcard December 1. In the request, Studio Wildcard says Myth of Empires appears to use source code copied from Ark: Survival Evolved. Studio Wildcard, the complaint says, "became understandably concerned" about potential copyright infringement in November, when it noticed "large-scale similarities between Ark: Survival Evolved and Myth of Empires."
PCGamesN has obtained a copy of the DMCA takedown request. "This similarity extended to features that could not be explained through independent development, such as the use of identical gameplay mechanics not found in other games," it reads. The studio says its analysis of the headers for the two games' executable files revealed "hundreds of matching 'class,' 'variable,' and 'function' names."Best sandbox games, Best strategy games, Best new PC games
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, December 14, 2021 6:22 PM
Praey Of The Gods initially looks too similar to Shadow Of The Colossus for comfort. And then you think: why wouldn't someone make another game where you climb and bring low gigantic beasts? After almost three years in early access, Praey has reached v1.0, adding two new boss battles in the process.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:40 PM
I don't know my Warhammer from my Warlathe, Warchisel or Warphillipsheadscrewdriver. You, you might watch the reveal trailer for Total War: Warhammer III's campaign map and think, "Gosh, what a beautiful rendering of the home of Katarin Bokha, the ice queen of Kislev." Me, I'm just enjoying it for the pretty textures and fog effects.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, December 14, 2021 4:56 PM
Stargate: Timekeepers was announced back in May with little more than a cinematic. Most of my initial interest was tied to its developer, Creative Forge Games, who made interesting-but-flawed stealth XCOMlike Phantom Doctrine.
Now there's a soundless gameplay trailer of Stargate in action, and ooh, it looks a lot like Commandos.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, December 14, 2021 4:16 PM
Twinfinite Tuesday, December 14, 2021 8:53 PM
The bad, the good, and a unique art style.
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Twinfinite Tuesday, December 14, 2021 8:37 PM
The streamer is back in the development game.
The post Dr Disrespect Establishes Midnight Society Game Studio With Former COD & Halo Developers appeared first on Twinfinite.
Twinfinite Tuesday, December 14, 2021 7:37 PM
Developed by Daniel Mullins, Inscryption is easily one of the best and most unique indie games we've seen this year. It's billed as a roguelike, deck-building card game with escape room elements where you need to figure out how to get out of a cabin, and anyone who's played it to its conclusion know that […]
The post Inscryption Gets a Free Roguelike Card Game Expansion With More Secrets to Uncover appeared first on Twinfinite.
Twinfinite Tuesday, December 14, 2021 7:26 PM
Behaviour Interactive has only just released a new chapter for Dead by Daylight, titled Portrait of a Murder, but they've already got more content planned for the game. The next chapter is set for a March 2022 release, and it's a very exciting one. You can check out the trailer down below: The next chapter […]
The post Dead by Daylight Teases Ringu & Sadako for Next Chapter in 2022 appeared first on Twinfinite.
Twinfinite Tuesday, December 14, 2021 6:34 PM
Twinfinite Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:06 PM
The Holiday spirit is coming to Final Fantasy XIV, with a new edition of the traditional Starlight Celebration.
The post Final Fantasy XIV's Starlight Celebration Returns With Two Cute Minions & Wall Decoration appeared first on Twinfinite.
Twinfinite Tuesday, December 14, 2021 4:29 PM
Microsoft Flight Simulator Fouga Magister, Embraer E170, Phenom 100, Renton, & Chicago Airports Get New Screenshots; Mackay Released
Today third-party developers revealed new assets of upcoming add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator, on top of releasing a new airport.
Twinfinite Tuesday, December 14, 2021 4:23 PM
Earlier this week during the Dengeki Bunko Winter Festival Online 2021 event, a new promotional video and release date for Devil Is a Part-Timer Season 2 were revealed. While still a ways away, fans can finally expect to see the sophomore season of their favorite slice of life devil anime when it airs in July […]
The post Devil Is a Part-Timer Season 2 Finally Gets a July 2022 Release Window appeared first on Twinfinite.
Siliconera Tuesday, December 14, 2021 4:00 PM
Also available on Switch.
The post Kowloon Highschool Chronicle Comes to PS4 in March 2022 appeared first on Siliconera.
Destructoid Tuesday, December 14, 2021 8:30 PM
I'm constantly seeing gorgeous Pokémon fan art on the internet, and I swear every day someone tops what I think...
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Destructoid Tuesday, December 14, 2021 7:15 PM
Destructoid Tuesday, December 14, 2021 6:30 PM
The studio is teaming with Koch's Prime Matter to make it happen For those who love new refreshes of old...
The post Nightdive's System Shock remake is targeting 2022 for launch appeared first on Destructoid.
Destructoid Tuesday, December 14, 2021 6:00 PM
Rats to That This past weekend, publisher Focus Entertainment offered up the first gameplay footage of its incoming next-gen sequel...
The post A Plague Tale: Innocence demo now available on PC via cloud appeared first on Destructoid.
Destructoid Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:00 PM
I'm glad the $70 price tag isn't that prevalent (yet) We're a year into the PS5's lifecycle, and it truly...
The post Nominees for Destructoid's Best PlayStation Game of 2021 appeared first on Destructoid.
Destructoid Tuesday, December 14, 2021 4:30 PM
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, December 14, 2021 7:30 PM
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is the upcoming game that looks like a Final Fantasy reskin of Nioh, developed by the people who made Nioh. Now, the Nioh comparisons are about to get a lot more Nioh-y, as we've gotten more information on what we can expect from teh characters and jobs system of Final Fantasy Origin. Suffice to say, I can already picture the corresponding Nioh builds. Only three of these have been specifically detailed. The first of these is the Swordsman, which is Jack's Job by default. I really, really want to quote The Muppet Movie right now. "JACK NOT NAME! JACK JOB!" Oh, Sweetums, what an ironic name. The Swordsman Job is exactly what it sounds like (and you saw it in the demo, if you played that). It's great for both attacking and guarding, because, as Nioh taught us: if you don't guard, you get murdered in Team Ninja games. That was also super true in Ninja Gaiden. This job has a spinning slash action that ...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, December 14, 2021 7:00 PM
"You're gonna die in seven days" is what I want to say, except fans of Japanese horror will probably be thrilled at this upcoming announcement. This influential horror franchise Ringu is getting a collaboration with Dead by Daylight, adding to its cast of legendary horror icons. The game already features noteworthy horror figures, like Pinhead, Ghostface, and Freddy Krueger. At this point, it really does feel like nothing is off-limits. The collaboration sees developer Behaviour Interactive and Japanese entertainment publisher Kadokawa joining hands. The Ringu franchise involves the haunting story of a curse that spreads across its victims through the form of a videotape. Once anyone views this cursed tape, they're doomed to die in exactly seven days. Although, now that videotapes are basically extinct, the Ringu ghost is gonna have to change up their methods. Maybe a cursed YouTube link? Ringu hasn't been kept to Japanese audiences only. Its st...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, December 14, 2021 6:45 PM
Every game has its share of glitches, but some prove severe enough that they can heavily hamper the gameplay experience. Many players tend to think of patently unfinished products when they think of these game-breaking glitches, but these problems can plague even relatively polished games. As spotted by VG247, players have just discovered a game-breaking glitch in the recently released Halo Infinite, a title that has otherwise received plenty of praise for its technical polish. Specifically, this glitch can completely corrupt the save files of those unfortunate enough to encounter it, and it can even negatively impact multiplayer matches. Players from both the ResetEra and Halo Waypoint forums discussed this issue. According to ResetEra user 99humanity, this glitch stems from an issue in which the game displays a prompt for players to log in to their accounts even though they already logged in beforehand. Players can avoid the glitch simply by refraining from clicking on the prompt....
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, December 14, 2021 6:30 PM
While it looked like the System Shock remake would release a bit sooner a while back, we're going to have to wait a bit longer to see what exactly Nightdive Studio is up to when it finally drops us into its freshly updated sci-fi horrorscape. The game has been given a release window for 2022, so we'll be seeing it sometime next year. "System Shock has been a true labour of love and our goal has always been to deliver a game that is as close to perfect as we can make it," said Stephen Kick, the CEO of Nightdive Studio. Additionally, it's been announced that Nightdive is partnering with publisher Prime Matter to help get this thing done. The CEO goes on to note that this partnership will allow the developer to better disseminate the game in both digital and physical versions, in addition to helping with System Shock's Kickstarter obligations. The team has been hard at work on the game and has even been working with folks who made the original. The remake...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, December 14, 2021 6:15 PM
The annual Rocket League holiday event, Frosty Fest, returns to the 'soccar' arenas on December 16. Well, one arena, Beckwith Park, to be exact. This wintery celebration brings cosmetic items, Golden Gifts, limited-time modes, and a trunk more to the game. Frosty Fest kicks off at 11 AM ET. At that time, you'll be given a list of event-specific challenges to complete. Completing these challenges is how you unlock the event's cosmetics. There's also a Ski-Free Player Banner that you can claim for free from the Item Shop. So, don't forget to cruise by there. Rocket League Frosty Fest cosmetic items There are three car decals that can be earned. The Naughty List Octane Decal, the Nutcracker Dominus Decal, and the Reindeer Game Breakout Decal. There's also a cozy-looking Flannel Paint Finish. The collection of car cosmetics is completed with the Ring-A-Ling Wheels and the Drummer Hat Topper. Frosty Fest also includes some items that can be used to spruce up your playe...
Tabletop Gaming News Tuesday, December 14, 2021 6:00 PM
Tabletop Gaming News Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:00 PM
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, December 14, 2021 4:33 PM
Mending, Silk Touch, Efficiency, and more—here are the best tool enchantments in Minecraft for you to choose from. For a long time, enchantments have been a core part of Minecraft. But the problem is that there are so many enchantments to choose from, it becomes more and more confusing which enchantments would best suit a […]
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, December 14, 2021 9:00 PM
Hopefully, they can make their release window this time around.
The post System Shock Remake Hoping For 2022 Release appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.
Latest Games on Play iDev Games Tuesday, December 14, 2021 4:58 PM
Rocket maniac is an arcade 2d shooter game with flappybird-like flying mechanics. Play agaist A.I. driven spaceships and become THE N#1 IN THE GALAXY....