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Kotaku Tuesday, December 21, 2021 9:30 PM

I remember playing Project Zomboida game we first covered in 2011—almost a decade ago and really liking it. A slow-paced zombie survival sim, it gave players a chance to scrounge their way around a town trying to stay alive, searching for food and supplies, while at every corner zombies were trying to eat your face.


Kotaku Tuesday, December 21, 2021 9:00 PM

Justin Kan, a co-founder of Twitch and the dude Justin.TV was named for, last week decided to launch a site called Fractal, which would be a 'marketplace' where in-game items could be bought and sold as NFTs. Later, in Fractal's Discord server, a link appeared advertising a drop of 3333 NFTs. You may have guessed…


Kotaku Tuesday, December 21, 2021 8:10 PM

"It has been a bad year. A bad year with, mercifully, some very good video games". That's what I said this time last year as I tried to exit 2020 with some optimism. Womp. Turns out 2021 would be even worse, since this time around there weren't even many "very good video games".


Kotaku Tuesday, December 21, 2021 7:10 PM

Ubisoft's entry into the maelstrom of NFTs, which has so far been comically inept, has also been received by the wider public with an enormous amount of outright hostility. And how has the company responded to this backlash? Exactly as you would expect.


Kotaku Tuesday, December 21, 2021 6:00 PM

If you used Tiktok at all in March 2020, there's a decent chance you heard a song called "Caramelldansen," a Swedish pop song originally from the early 2000s that once made waves as an internet meme and has since experienced something of a resurgence on the video-sharing platform. As it turns out, the song has a long…


Kotaku Tuesday, December 21, 2021 5:20 PM

Call of Duty studio Treyarch just issued the latest in a long series of murky apologies from Activision-owned studios regarding the ongoing investigation into company-wide sexism, harassment, discrimination, and bullying. In a tweet issued today, a little over a month after the Wall Street Journal reported on studio…


Kotaku Tuesday, December 21, 2021 4:40 PM

After a viral clip showed a female streamer playing Halo Infinite getting berated by her own teammates and told the game isn't "for" her, the developers of said game have publicly disagreed.


Kotaku Tuesday, December 21, 2021 3:15 PM

It takes a tremendous amount of multitasking skills to stream video games while staying engaged with viewers, but this Twitch streamer is so smooth with it, he can freestyle rap while playing Destiny 2.


PCGamesN Tuesday, December 21, 2021 6:56 PM
     Stardew Valley gets a

It remains to be seen whether Stardew Valley will ever get a 1.6 update, and for now developer Eric 'ConcernedApe' Barone is building the upcoming Haunted Chocolatier. But patches to Stardew Valley are still coming, and the latest "minor update" promises fixes to some long-standing bugs, including improvements for users of multiple monitors.

Stardew Valley 1.5.6 ensures that "the game now remembers and restores on the last used monitor" on multi-monitor setups. A "few gameplay inconsistencies that have been around for a long time" have been fixed, too, including an issue where hoed dirt would decay under forage items, and one where indoor grass would die when winter came around.

You can see the full patch notes on the official site. Barone previously teased the possibility of new content for 1.5.6, but it looks like those new features fell through (unless they're secret changes not noted in the patch notes, I guess). The big focus for updates right now seems to be back-end changes to improve mod support.

RELATED LINKS: Stardew Valley multiplayer, Stardew Valley realism, The best Stardew Valley mods

PCGamesN Tuesday, December 21, 2021 6:30 PM
     Steam Winter Sale 2021 start time – here's when the GabeN deals begin

We're on the eve of the most magical time of the year for PC gamers: the start of the Steam Winter Sale. Valve confirmed all the Steam sale dates for 2021 in a message to developers earlier this year, and as this post goes live we're less than 24 hours from the start of the final savings bonanza of the year.

The Steam Winter Sale begins on December 22 at 10am PST / 1pm EST / 6pm GMT. (You can stare at a countdown over on SteamDB.) Valve's servers usually break a bit as any new sale goes live, so expect to wait a few minutes for the deals to actually be available. The sale is scheduled to last until January 5, 2022.

If there are any unique gimmicks for this sale, they've yet to manifest themselves. Valve just published a new Steam Labs experiment featuring revamped store hubs, but many of those features have already been implemented in past sale pages. Last year, Valve introduced a whole new set of sale designs just ahead of the winter sale.

RELATED LINKS: Steam FAQ, Steam family sharing, Steam in-home streaming

PCGamesN Tuesday, December 21, 2021 5:24 PM
     Halo Infinite: Winter Contingency has free daily rewards and no challenges

Halo Infinite: Winter Contingency has arrived, with it come a host of holiday-appropriate cosmetics to unlock. This one bears further explanation, however, as while it looks very much like the Fracture: Tenrai event, it has none of the event-specific challenges to complete. Here's what to expect from Winter Contingency.

Winter Contingency has gone live today, December 21, and will last until January 4. Each day you log in and complete a match of Arena or Big Team Battle, you'll get one of the ten event cosmetics - this is effectively a Halo advent calendar. The extra few days of the event will give you a chance to catch up on a few daily giveaways, if you miss any, but you won't be able to just log in on the final day and collect them all.

There are no challenges associated with Winter Contingency, despite the usual "complete event challenges" message in the menu. Each item you can unlock here is one of those single daily giveaways, as the devs explain in the announcement.

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

Twinfinite Tuesday, December 21, 2021 5:46 PM

Shochiku released a new trailer of Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Gekitotsu, the new series of theatrical anime films.

The post Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These Gekitotsu Gets New Trailer Ahead of March 2022 Debut appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, December 21, 2021 3:40 PM

Today Bandai Namco released a new trailer of the upcoming Nintendo Switch port of the JRPG remaster .hack//G.U. Last Recode.

The post .hack//G.U. Last Recode for Nintendo Switch Gets New Trailer from Japan appeared first on Twinfinite.

Siliconera Tuesday, December 21, 2021 4:00 PM

The Final Season Part 2 will be available to stream on Crunchyroll and Funimation on January 9, 2022.

The post Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 Main Trailer Released appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, December 21, 2021 3:00 PM

When it comes to Genshin Impact story quests, the one for Itto is one of the best due to the way it handles and highlights the character.

The post The Itto Story Quest is One of Genshin Impact's Best appeared first on Siliconera.

Destructoid Tuesday, December 21, 2021 7:00 PM

He's a man on a mission It seems like Henry Cavill has spoken of nothing but video games for the...

The post Henry Cavill wants to star in a movie based on the Red Dead franchise appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Tuesday, December 21, 2021 6:00 PM

An advent calendar, but with armor pieces and cosmetics As everyone goes home for the holidays, it looks like you'll...

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Destructoid Tuesday, December 21, 2021 5:00 PM

Chicory: A Colorful Tale The world is a cynical place, so naturally it's full of a lot of cynical games....

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Destructoid Tuesday, December 21, 2021 4:00 PM

Thank goodness. This old backbone has gotten worn out Today, publisher Raw Fury announced that a new game in the...

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Destructoid Tuesday, December 21, 2021 3:00 PM

Daylight Robbery If you have purchased Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — Definitive Edition on PC, then Rockstar has something...

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, December 21, 2021 6:00 PM
     pc games 2021 tim Final Fantasy Xiv Endwalker (25)Here at PC Invasion, we don't really go in for that "definitely the best PC games of 2021, instant legendary status, will go down in history as one of the greatest games ever" nonsense. We've got a diverse crew with their own thoughts and tastes, and obviously, not everyone has played the same games. Trying to get us to agree on a numerical list of the best games of the year would be like trying to herd very opinionated, very angry cats. Instead, our writers are offered the chance to write their own lists of games they particularly enjoyed. Not necessarily even the games they thought were the best, but ones that stood out to them personally for whatever reason. And here we hit the first problem: there are a lot of games I haven't played this year. Psychonauts is one of the few games I'd risk calling a perennial favorite, but I still haven't played Psychonauts 2. Riders Republic? I managed to put a few hours in. Far Cry 6? Still on the list of things to ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, December 21, 2021 3:00 PM
     elden ring pc games 2022 camOften, these articles have felt like they're filled with games that either have been delayed, or will get delayed. I've written multiple features on games I'm looking forward to in the subsequent year. And every time there's at least one game that makes a fool of me. Last year, I mentioned how much I was looking forward to Halo Infinite. However, its (necessary) delay caused it to be on my list twice. Thankfully, I won't have to talk smack about 343 Industries this year. Here are my picks for PC Invasion's Most Anticipated Games of 2022. I'm crossing my fingers.   Sifu I was raised on martial arts movies. Growing up, I would often go with my parents to nearby video rental stores (yes, I'm old) to pick out a Jackie Chan or Jet Li film I had yet to watch five times. Supercop, Black Mask, Rumble in the Bronx, all these are on nearly constant loop during my youth. My love of the implausible stunts and fast fists is likely what drew my...

Gamer Empire Tuesday, December 21, 2021 7:50 PM

Meteors and fruits were added to Anime Fighters Simulator with the release of update 17. You can get fruits from destroying meteors that spawn randomly throughout the various worlds or from the fruits merchant. Recommended Read: Anime Fighters Simulator – Progression Guide Fruits can be used to make a non-shiny fighter shiny in the shiny […]

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Tabletop Gaming News Tuesday, December 21, 2021 4:00 PM

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, December 21, 2021 5:24 PM
     One of the main bosses the Knight will face in Team Cherry's Hollow Knight is the Broken Vessel. Aside from its appearance, another similarity the Broken Vessel has with the Knight is it is one of the Vessels to leave the Abyss. However, unlike the Knight, the Broken Vessel died while it was still in […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, December 21, 2021 4:54 PM
     One of the Shrines in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the Kaya Wan Shrine or the Shields From Water. This shrine requires Link to use the Cryonis Rune ability to traverse through the shrine. It may seem intimidating to complete this shrine, but, in reality, this shrine is super easy. This […]

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GamersHeroes Tuesday, December 21, 2021 11:54 AM

Get ready to overthrow your boss - Leoful and Forust's Nintendo Switch title The Company Man will arrive in 2022.

The post The Company Man Coming 2022 appeared first on GamersHeroes.

Kotaku Tuesday, December 21, 2021 2:45 PM

Halo Infinite has a seasonal event starting today. Like Infinite's prior event, a ton of cosmetic options are up for grabs, some of which are cool, all of which are free. This event, however, is more of a time commitment than anything else from the popular multiplayer shooter thus far, requiring you to play at least…


Kotaku Tuesday, December 21, 2021 2:30 PM

A rare Famicom Disk System copy of the original The Legend of Zelda was recently purchased for thousands of dollars, all because the disk features a sticker with the name of a popular instant noodle brand.


Kotaku Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:30 PM

Has it really been one whole year since we last compiled our annual top games lists and not the two decades it's actually felt like? Weird. Many of the games on my 2021 list feel like they came out ages ago. Technically, two of them did, but it's my list and I declare them fair games. Let's go.


Kotaku Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:00 PM

Call of Duty is a sprawling machine with complex moving parts spread out across multiple games and studios, and it appears to currently be overheating, especially on consoles. For days now players have been complaining that 2019's Modern Warfare is all but broken, while even Warzone players are facing new issues after…


Kotaku Tuesday, December 21, 2021 10:10 AM

Hell-year 2021 is almost over. It's been a terrible year for more reasons than I can count. Pondering all the bad, disappointing, or just plain sad news that transpired within the video game industry alone is enough to make you want to jump into bed, hide under the covers, and binge on TikTok, candy, and/or Animal


PCGamesN Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:25 PM
     Six strategy games like Victoria 3

Victoria: An Empire Under the Sun and its sequel Victoria II have always felt like the black sheep of the Paradox family. Despite a dedicated fanbase, Victoria fans have been waiting over seven years for a sequel. Imperator: Rome showed that there is at least some willingness to look back at some of these more niche grand strategy titles, but that game also betrayed perhaps a reluctance to commit any serious resources towards such a project.

This got me thinking, in the absence of the sequel everyone knows we deserve, what other Victorian games can we play whilst we wait?

As I sat down to write this list, it became clear that there is a distinct lack of strategy games set during this period. The era is dominated by action/adventure games and RPGs such as Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, Red Dead Redemption 2 or This Land is Mine. We managed to find some gems that are worth checking out regardless. It's worth noting that we haven't mentioned Victoria II itself- it's a valid option but if you're like us, you've probably played it a lot already by now.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:14 PM
     Destiny 2: what is the Nightfall weapon this week?

Want to know what this week's Destiny 2 Nightfall weapon is? Each week you've got a chance at a different weapon for completing Nightfall Strikes, and as of Season of the Lost, you can now get fan-favourite legacy weapons from the original Destiny. Two more of these weapons arrived in Season of the Lost, so it's more important than ever to know in advance the Nightfall weapon schedule.

In case all these words are new to you, Nightfall: The Ordeal is a playlist available in the Vanguard menu, alongside the basic Strike playlist. Each week, a different Strike is chosen as the Nightfall, and offered in five escalating difficulties, with harder enemies, challenging modifiers, and enemy power levels cranking up.

The coveted Nightfall weapons have a chance to drop from any Nightfall Strike difficulty, but it's far more likely at higher levels. Your best bet for farming each week's Nightfall weapon is to set the Strike to Master difficulty, according to YouTuber Aztecross. You should also note that there's no automatic matchmaking above Hero difficulty, however, so you'll need to get a squad together.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:03 PM
     Genshin Impact tier list: the best and worst characters

There are currently 46 Genshin Impact characters available, so there's no shortage of candidates for your dream team. But with so many different weapon, elementals, talents, ascension bonuses, and constellations upgrades, finding your favourites can be challenging.

In truth, it is difficult to find a truly bad Genshin Impact character. While base stats and elemental abilities are important, the value of a character also depends on personal playstyle, available weapons and artifacts, and team composition. That being said, if your favourite character is in C tier or below, you may struggle to get past some of the more challenging Spiral Abyss floors. Don't worry too much if your favourite character is on one of the lower tiers; you can still make it work with our recommended Genshin Impact builds.

In general, being on the highest tiers mean that the character is the best in their role, is not too difficult to build, and performs well regardless of teammates. Being on a lower tier means that there are better alternatives, or the character needs a very specific build or team to shine.  Just to note, the characters are not ranked within their own tier, and with that out of the way, let's take a look at our ranking of characters in our Genshin Impact tier list!

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, December 21, 2021 11:07 AM
     In today's free game from Epic, you must kill all the dinosaurs again

The weather outside is frightful, and so are all the carnivorous dinosaurs. Today's holiday free game from Epic Games is the co-op game Second Extinction, whose title pulls double duty as your instructions. There are dinosaurs about, go make them extinct again.

Second Extinction is a co-op shooter in the vein of Left 4 Dead (and now, Back 4 Blood), except instead of the human undead, you're fighting hordes of prehistoric reptiles. It's a sci-fi setting that pits you and your pals against the ravenous mutant dinosaurs who have completely conquered the surface of Earth. Dropping in from orbit, you'll hit the ground running - as senior news writer Dustin observed in our Second Extinction preview, you move ridiculously fast, so much so that it feels like your weapons can take a moment to catch up with you.

The dinos, for their part, can arrive one-by-one or in huge stampedes, and you and your teammates will have to work together, using special abilities and equipment, to thin their numbers and keep track of any that are trying to get around your flank.

PCGamesN Tuesday, December 21, 2021 10:56 AM
     The best Automaton loadout in Warzone Pacific

Want to know what the best Automaton Warzone Pacific loadout is? The beginning of Call of Duty Vanguard and Warzone Season 1 brings some of the best Call of Duty Vanguard guns to the game. These guns dramatically shake up the meta for the popular battle royale game, and the Automaton is one of the best assault rifles in Warzone if you use the right build.

While the Automaton isn't as powerful and precise as the Warzone Cooper Carbine, it ranks highly among the other assault rifles thanks to its steady recoil control, making it a beginner-friendly gun.

The best Warzone Automaton loadout increases its already rock-solid recoil control, gives a boost to its accuracy, and kits you out with as many bullets in the chamber as possible - a deadly option when pairing it with a decent sniper rifle such as the Kar98k. That said, this gun may not be for everyone, so we also have the best STG 44 loadout you can use to see how it fares.

PCGamesN Tuesday, December 21, 2021 10:41 AM
     Age of Empires 4 keyboard shortcuts and hotkeys

So, you want to know about Age of Empires 4 hotkeys and shortcuts? For better and for worse, RTS games often require a high 'APM' - actions per minute - especially when playing competitive multiplayer matches. As quick and accurate as a mouse can be, it's still a lot easier to combine with a selection of keyboard shortcuts so you can do basic actions quickly.

These can range from selecting unit groups quickly, to cycling through buildings, and even queuing up build orders without having to click the button manually. These shortcuts can also be useful if you're having trouble locating a specific unit, or just want a quick and easy way to tell everyone to charge that wall like there's no tomorrow.

We've put together a quick guide to Age of Empires IV hotkeys. Credit to Microsoft for sharing a detailed list of hotkeys and control shortcuts on the official Xbox website. We haven't copied everything - the more basic control functions will be taught to you in-game, and some of the more niche shortcuts are only really relevant for highly competitive multiplayer. The rest though should be useful to most people.

RELATED LINKS: Age of Empires 4 release date, Age of Empires 4 review, The best RTS games on PC

PCGamesN Tuesday, December 21, 2021 10:17 AM
     Best assault rifle Warzone Pacific: what is the top AR in Season 1?

Trying to find the best assault rifle in Warzone Pacific? The assault rifle is the weapon class with the most variation between each gun. You've got fast-firing, highly mobile assault rifles like the Volk, all the way up to hard-hitting battle rifles like the NZ-41. To make things even more complicated, the gunsmith gives players the ability to equip up to ten weapon attachments, introducing hundreds of ways to build the best Warzone Pacific loadouts.

When you throw the weapons from Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare into the mix, it can be difficult to choose an assault rifle given the sheer amount of options. We've already broken down the best SMG in Warzone and the best sniper in Warzone, so it's time to run through arguably the most widely used weapon type in Call of Duty's battle royale.

So, which of these Warzone Pacific assault rifles is the best in its class? Naturally a huge part of this call comes down to personal preference, but there's no escaping the fact that some of the assault rifles in Warzone boast far superior DPS stats or better magazine sizes than others. Join us as we rank all of the best assault rifles in Warzone Pacific, starting with the pinnacle of the weapon type and working down to the weakest choice.

PCGamesN Tuesday, December 21, 2021 9:33 AM
     XCOM 2 classes: expert tips for creating the ultimate squad

Want to know more about the best XCOM 2 class builds? Victory is impossible without your soldiers. They are your first and only line of defence, sabotaging ADVENT activities in guerrilla raids, protecting civilians from retaliation, and acquiring intelligence regarding the alien threat. This game is considered a poster-child for turn-based strategy for a reason, but it's by no means a walk in the park.

Each soldier in XCOM 2 can specialise in one of four classes (plus some advanced builds from the War of the Chosen expansion and the psi-ops class), and it can be hard to navigate the nuances of each individual class given the options you have. Each new class has a direct analogue in Enemy Unknown, but can be used for different roles.

For each of the four fundamental classes, there are basic abilities your soldiers are given as soon as they leave rookiedom behind and become squaddies. Then, with every additional rank, you're given a choice between two skills from parallel disciplines. Luckily for you we're here to share with you some of the best strategies and biggest no-nos of each XCOM 2 class build.


PCGamesN Tuesday, December 21, 2021 10:37 AM
     New World server list – all merged servers and destinations

Looking for the New World server list? There are a great deal of New World servers available for North America East, North America West, Central Europe, Australia, and South America. Some of these servers have suggested languages, but otherwise they have no further focus - PvP, roleplay, or otherwise - so it can be a little confusing figuring out where to make your character.

If you're on the lookout for New World streamer servers, there are a fair few substantial communities that have pledged their allegiance to particular servers. This fact may be important for you to consider when deciding on a New World server, as these servers could be imbalanced when it comes to New World PvP if thousands of people choose the same New World faction as their streamer of choice. You can check which servers contain major streamers at the Streamers on New World fansite.

New World reached a peak player count of over 700,000 on launch day, and many players faced substantial New World server queue times. Amazon added several new servers since launch in response, and implemented a server transfer system. Following a decline in active player numbers, several New World servers have been merged together in order to keep . You can find up to date information on maintenance and downtime on the official server status page. Here are all the New World servers available, and how to find which New World servers merged.

RELATED LINKS: New World system requirements, New World beginner's guide, New World review

PCGamesN Tuesday, December 21, 2021 9:41 AM
     Total War: Warhammer 2 DLC – a complete guide

We've had a good run, but it seems that (for now, at least) Total War: Warhammer II DLC is coming to an end. Warhammer 3 is coming and now that the final Warhammer 2 expansion is out it's all hands on deck for the threequel.

Warhammer 2 expansions involve a mixture of big, encompassing add-ons and smaller 'set-piece' scenarios between two legendary lords. The early years saw other areas of the map fleshed out, such as in Rise of the Tomb Kings and Curse of the Vampire Coast, but in later years it was more about the smaller, more narrative focused content drops. That's not to mention all of the free content that's been released, although since you don't have to pay for that we've not focused on it for this guide.

That still leaves a fair amount of add-ons that need evaluating, so we've put together this guide to help you decide which expansions are worth grabbing straight away, and which are worth skipping or at least waiting for a sale to drop. The closer we get to Warhammer 3's release date though, the cheaper these add-ons will get, so patience is a virtue in this case.

RELATED LINKS: Total War: Warhammer 2 review, The best Total War: Warhammer 2 DLC, Play Total War: Warhammer 2

PCGamesN Tuesday, December 21, 2021 11:22 AM
     The best multiplayer games on PC in 2021

Sometimes it's not the game that shines, but the players. Intricate gameplay and glistening visuals only go so far in making a standout multiplayer title; its humans that can provide surprises and schemes that transform the average first-person shooter or puzzler into a gladiatorial showdown or co-op crusade. That's the secret to the best multiplayer games on PC.

Fast and frantic or tense and calculated, the best PvP games come in all shapes and sizes. But they're all connected by the simple pleasure of interacting with other humans. Whether it's a healer and a DPS attempting to solve a finicky flanking manoeuvre in Overwatch, or a tense head-to-head battle tackling terrorists in Rainbow Six Siege, these games wouldn't be the same without a bunch of people running around killing, maiming, or, occasionally helping each other.

So banish those bots, break out your friends list, put on your most sociable face, and prepare to embrace the best multiplayer games on PC.

RELATED LINKS: Apex Legends characters guide, Apex Legends skins, Apex Legends map guide

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, December 21, 2021 10:00 AM

Hello folks. It's been a funny old year, 2021. On the games side, it's often felt like a year of shifting goalposts. Games that were delayed by the pandemic last year finally got their due in 2021, but in turn many of the releases we were expecting this year have inevitably slipped into 2022. The pandemic has affected games of all sizes this year, and I don't think it will go down in the history books as one of our all-time greats. There were still plenty of fantastic games that came out this year, mind, and we're still counting down our absolute favourites over in our Advent Calendar.

That said, I do think 2021 will prove to be a pivotal year for RPS - and not just because I stole Graham's key card and changed the locks on the front door of the Treehouse. It's been a year of immense change here at the site, so I wanted to take some time to reflect on everything that's happened this year, and look forward to what we've got in store for 2022.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, December 21, 2021 9:48 AM

If you simply can't get enough of raccoon detectives sleuthing around dystopian Vancouver, then you're in luck, because more is on the way. Developers EggNut have announced that a new Backbone game is coming in 2022, dropping us back into the snowy, animal-filled city. We don't know much about it yet, but Backbone is an excellent detective puzzle game, and a gorgeous one at that, so I have high hopes for the next one.

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Twinfinite Tuesday, December 21, 2021 1:55 PM

Steam has a vast array of titles for any PC gamer to spend their entire lives playing. You won't ever even scratch the surface of the number of games you can play on there, let me tell ya. But what about the best Steam games? Have you ever wondered how many of the best Steam […]

The post How Many of the Best Steam Games Have You Played? Take This Quiz to Find Out appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, December 21, 2021 1:15 PM

Square Enix's card-based strategy RPG, Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars, launched in October on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and PC. While it fared pretty well critically, one of the chief complaints amongst players was its slow pace, which was compounded further by a lack of an option to speed things up. Thankfully, the Japanese […]

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Twinfinite Tuesday, December 21, 2021 1:07 PM

***This article contains spoilers for Season 2 of Netflix's The Witcher. To avoid spoilers about Eskel and the story, watch at least past episode 2 of the second season before reading.*** When it was announced that Eskel, Lamber, and Vesimir would be a part of the second season of Netflix's The Witcher, I was over […]

The post Netflix's The Witcher Season 2 Did Eskel Dirty for No Reason appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, December 21, 2021 1:06 PM

Earlier today on the Steam page for the Final Fantasy VI pixel remaster, a handful of new details about the game were released. This title is the final release of the pixel remaster line which began in July of this year. The most recent release was Final Fantasy V on Nov. 10. First off, it […]

The post Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster Release Window & Pre-Order Bonuses Detailed appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:37 PM

Pony Canyon released a new trailer of the second part of the final season of the ultra-popular Attack on Titan anime.

The post Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2 Gets Action-Packed Trailer appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, December 21, 2021 11:50 AM

The Japanese branch of United Airlines announced with a press release the opening of its own official island in Animal Crossing.

The post United Airlines Joins Animal Crossing: New Horizons With Its Own island, Uniforms, & More appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, December 21, 2021 11:21 AM

Since Bethesda dropped a simple microtransaction involving some snazzy horse armor back in 2006 for The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion, downloadable content – aka DLC – has fast become an industry standard. But like almost everything in life, there're pros and cons to the concept. Yes, I'm sure we can all agree that getting some […]

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Twinfinite Tuesday, December 21, 2021 11:11 AM

Today Bandai Namco shared news about the second DLC package that will be released for Super Robot Wars 30, coming in time for Christmas.

The post Super Robot Wars 30 DLC 2 Comes Dec. 24; New English Screenshots Released appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, December 21, 2021 10:47 AM

Today Azur Lane publisher Yostar hosted its Holidays livestream announcing the new major event and its many shipgirls. The event will be dedicated to the Iron Blood faction and it'll be titled "Midgard Tower." It'll run between Dec. 29 and Jan. 13, and it'll include the following shipgirls. UR Battleship Ulrich von Hutten SSR Heavy […]

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Twinfinite Tuesday, December 21, 2021 8:18 AM

Calling all investigative sleuths, we may have the perfect case just for you! Yes, developer DigiTales Interactive and publisher Assemble Entertainment have announced that their noir pixellated adventure title, Lacuna, will be coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 4|5 today, while Nintendo Switch owners will be able to get their mitts on […]

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Siliconera Tuesday, December 21, 2021 2:00 PM

The music boxes are also immediately available for pre-order in North America.

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Siliconera Tuesday, December 21, 2021 1:30 PM

Crunchyroll revealed its Winter 2022 anime lineup, which includes Attack on Titan Final Season, Princess Connect Re: Dive, and Demon Slayer.

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Nintendo's latest Splatoon 3 art is out in time for the holidays, and it involves Squid Sisters Callie and Marie posing with an Inkling.

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Siliconera Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:30 PM

Bandai Namco shared images of some of the 16 Tales of Arise stickers available on Line and reminded folks that Sanrio made them.

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Siliconera Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:00 PM

With patch 6.01, Square Enix enacted some minor changes to alter the appearance of some grapes and name of a former beet soup.

The post FFXIV Grapes Fixed, Beet Soup Name Changed in Patch 6.01 appeared first on Siliconera.

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The shipgirl based on the H-class battleship will have an Ultra Rare grade.

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While Square Enix had to temporarily halt character renaming in FFXIV when Endwalker launched, people can once again change their names.

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However, a finite release date has yet to be announced.

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Siliconera Tuesday, December 21, 2021 10:00 AM

There are more than a few steps required to access this new raid.

The post How to Unlock the New Final Fantasy XIV Pandaemonium Raid appeared first on Siliconera.

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Go back to Doan's Island.

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Games such as Uma Musume and Monster Hunter and anime like My Hero Academia and Jujutsu Kaisen also made the list.

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Rewards for participating in this PvP mode will be distributed soon.

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The game will come out in January 2022.

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Destructoid Tuesday, December 21, 2021 2:00 PM

The last of the Pixel Remasters is taking some extra time Five of the six Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters have launched. And...

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Fantasian Give me a moment here while I delete the four paragraphs I had written about Pokémon Unite, so sure it...

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It's eFootball 2022 After deleting five instances of "Balan Wonderland," I squinted at this "top 10 worst games of 2021"...

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Destructoid Tuesday, December 21, 2021 11:00 AM

Make those shiny faces that little bit shinier Square Enix has announced that it will be rolling out a PS5...

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Destructoid Tuesday, December 21, 2021 10:00 AM

Pandaemonium raid progression works just like prior ones If you can sign into Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker, you can start...

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Gotta be honest, I was in bed The Game Awards has announced that the 2021 iteration of the event set...

The post The Game Awards 2021 set another viewership record with 85m livestreams appeared first on Destructoid.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, December 21, 2021 10:00 AM
     Kukoos Lost Pets Worth It 1For how incredible Super Mario 3D World is, it's surprising that we don't see many games take inspiration from it. Kukoos – Lost Pets, which entered Early Access last week, takes a ton of obvious inspiration from that game, all the while mixing in some fresh ideas. The game is set to spend another three or four months in Early Access, which will see it get more levels and abilities, as well as additional polish based on community feedback. It already has a few hours or so of content, but the question stands: is Kukoos – Lost Pets worth it in Early Access? Lost Pet starts with a competition. The titular Kukoos, who are cute monkey people, have pets that allow them to use special abilities, and they're competing to see who and their pets come out on top. You're given the choice between a boy or a girl and are dropped into the competition, which is really just the game's tutorial. Your character's pets let them basically fly and glide for...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, December 21, 2021 9:00 AM
     Forza Horizon 5 Pc next country featureIn the near-decade since the first in-universe Horizon Festival debuted, its prominence has only grown substantially throughout the years in terms of pomp, pageantry, and astronomically high stakes. But while the events at Horizon have certainly gotten more wilder, as clearly evidenced by Forza Horizon 5's stellar volcano descent opener, the latest entry in the series has also taken the time to, rather surprisingly, slow down and take in the sights that its host country of Mexico has to offer. With this higher attention to detail now properly established, a new bar has been set for the series in terms of world building. That begs the question: what is the next country that would "fit the bill", so to speak, when it comes to Forza Horizon? There's obviously a whole lot of racing and chasing around Horizon 5's virtual rendition of Mexico. Playground Games has also peppered in a lot of extra layers of depth throughout the several different Horizon Story ev...

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, December 21, 2021 1:58 PM
     Relics of Seirai is one of the world quests in Genshin Impact that is part of the exploration progress of the Electro nation Inazuma. This quest is readily available by the time you arrive on Seirai Island. Once you enter the said island, you will come across a woman at the entrance of Koseki Village […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:21 PM
     Forza Horizon 5 features hundreds of customization options for the fleet of cars on its roster. However, cars are not the only thing that players can customize in the fifth installment of the ever-popular Horizon series. Dress to Impress Character customization was already present in the previous iterations of the Horizon series. This time, with […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, December 21, 2021 10:00 AM
     While Diablo 2 is an old game on its core, its leveling system is actually complex. Although the game is linear in its quest system and level design, the experience points gained by players are not uniform across the board. Diablo 2 employs level scaling to keep the game challenging at all times. Diablo 2 […]

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     Top down version of Choplifter to play in the browser. Fly into enemy territory and rescue the hostages....

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     What's up all? holds a new giveaway for Exsanguinate. Their message follows. Get Exsanguinate for FREE! A few words about Exsanguinate Exsanguinate is an indie survival horror game with challenging puzzles and AI. Play as Matthew Barker and explore an abandoned mansion located in the mountains of Black Ridge. Solve the riddle of what has happened there. http://cdn.akamai.steamstatic....

Level Up Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:52 PM
     Embracer Group, the parent company of THQ Nordic, has entered into an agreement to acquire…

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     Online multiplayer functionality and DLC could soon be coming to Raw Thrill's Cruis'n Blast in…

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     We're in Year 2 of the new-gen consoles from PlayStation and Xbox, and it's still…

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     The ancient Egypt of Assassin's Creed Origins is a visually stunning place to explore, and…