Kotaku Thursday, December 23, 2021 5:55 PM
A new trailer for the live-action Uncharted movie dropped today and we finally got a good look at Mark Wahlberg sporting his character Sully's famous mustache, and…it doesn't look great.
Kotaku Thursday, December 23, 2021 4:40 PM
2021 has been a tremendously odd year. It has also been my first year with a real job as a games writer. This means that I have a lot of pent-up feelings from the past several years about video games that I love, many of which are embodied by this very strange and messy list–which, yes, includes several games that did…
Kotaku Thursday, December 23, 2021 4:25 PM
There's an arcade in The Last of Us Part II in which Ellie fights a bloater. It's a tense encounter, with the scrappy avenger battling the zombie all on her own. The fight's backdrop of gaming ruins is apparently based on a real spot in Seattle. Now, the real-life arcade, GameWorks Seattle, is reportedly shutting down…
Kotaku Thursday, December 23, 2021 3:15 PM
We may not be getting a Mother 4 any time soon (well, officially at least), but series creator Shigesato Itoi is still busy pumping out merchandise by way of the Hobonichi Mother Project. Of course, seeing as it's related to one of gaming's most absurd franchises, the latest product reveal is a little extra.
PCGamesN Thursday, December 23, 2021 6:36 PM
There is now an official manga featuring Final Fantasy XIV characters as anime high schoolers. As promised, it's here in time for Christmas, but you might have a difficult time reading it if you're not fluent in Japanese. Luckily, some fans are already breaking down the plot so we English-speakers can enjoy a little taste.
The manga features Alisae and Alphinaud as its principal characters, as broken down in Aitai Kimochi's explainer blog. They're first-years living in a shared house (called, naturally, the Rising Stones) with Y'shtola, Thancred, and Urianger. The first chapter has the twins running late for school and, naturally, your typical high school manga hijinks ensue.
Zenos pops in as the sneering popular kid, flanked by flunkies Asahi and Yotsuyu. The chapter-ending cliffhanger has Principal Tataru popping in to challenge the students of light and darkness to gather points in various school activities. That starts, as you might expect, with a sports festival. You can get a much more detailed breakdown at the link above.The best MMOs on PC, FFXIV Reaper job guide, FFXIV Sage job guide
PCGamesN Thursday, December 23, 2021 5:10 PM
The Monster Hunter Rise PC release date is only a couple weeks away now, and the upcoming PC game is going to look a fair bit crisper than it does on the Nintendo Switch. Capcom has been sharing bits of information about the PC edition, including a couple quick videos of two of Monster Hunter Rise's most iconic beasts in all their 4K glory.
First up is Magnamalo, Monster Hunter Rise's 'cover' monster, who is making their first appearance in the series in Rise. Magnamalo is a fanged wyvern with purple and yellow armour plating covering its body, which is shaped a bit like a tiger. The PC version of Rise supports 4K monitors and has textures to match, which allow you to pick out far more fine detail in the beast, as you can see below.
Another video shows off returning Monster Hunter favourite Rathalos as it appears in Rise for PC. Here again, you get much more fine detail on the scales, skin surfaces, and eyes. The clip provides the best look you're likely to get at the detailing on Rath's wingtips, thanks in a large part to the fact that this one is standing still - which you're unlikely to see Rathalos doing very often in-game.Upcoming PC Games, Best PC RPGs
PCGamesN Thursday, December 23, 2021 5:09 PM
Pour one out for the citizens of San Rafael, who will no longer see their city represented in American Truck Simulator as of the next California revamp. It's getting replaced by an unnamed, brand-new city that will be larger, and play a bigger role in California's next revamp. As in, the revamp that's coming after the upcoming revamp.
For context, Phase 1 of the California revamp happened back in update 1.41. Phase 2 is the subject of today's info from the devs, where San Rafael will be replaced with a new city, and five other towns - Eureka, Ukiah, Sacramento, Redding, and Truckee - along with their surrounding areas, will be completely rebuilt from the ground up.
San Rafael's replacement city "will be larger and of much greater importance in California's road network in Phase 3". The devs at SCS Software are still trying to determine exactly what Phase 3 will look like, but currently it involves a rework for the San Francisco bay area with "massive changes".
PCGamesN Thursday, December 23, 2021 3:04 PM
The developers behind the remake of classic city-building game Pharaoh are approaching their task in a way comparable to Blue Point's handling of the remake of Demon's Souls - they're letting the original gameplay stay largely intact while applying a modern refresh to the visuals. The results look great in both cases, and today we get a look at how Pharaoh: A New Era compares with its ancestor.
A new video provides some side-by-side comparison shots showing gameplay from the 1999 edition of Pharaoh before cutting to the same scene recreated in the upcoming PC game, Pharaoh: A New Era. Pharaoh was a pretty lush-looking game in 1999, but its low resolution graphics don't hold up well when blown up to 2K and 4K screens of today.
The new look is cartoony rather than realistic, but also fresh-looking and far more readable than the original. You can see the details in the frescoes painted on buildings, and each animation contains many more frames, resulting in much smoother character movement as each walker travels through town, providing services for residents.
PCGamesN Thursday, December 23, 2021 3:07 PM
Simulation games have been a lifesaver this year, letting us experience our wildest dreams while cooped up in the house. They've been a great introduction to gaming for those less well-versed, and also provided a moment of peace for any hard-core gamer looking for something wholesome in 2021.
After a massive year for the sim game, we've managed to narrow our shortlist down to just seven titles. We want to get your views on which of these expertly crafted simulation games should take the top spot in this Users Choice Award category, so have your say by casting a vote using the widget below.
Our Users Choice Awards are powered by Fanatical, the online games retailer who developed the genius little tool Fanatical Assistant, which shows you automatically which of your favourite games are on offer. As part of our partnership with them, every person who votes and provides their email address below will get a free gift, ranging from a discount code to a full copy of one of this years' best games. If you've missed any of these sims and they sound enticing, be sure to check out the Fanatical Winter Sale also, where you can pick up a pre-Christmas bargain.
Twinfinite Thursday, December 23, 2021 5:53 PM
Today Inti Creates released a new video dedicated to the upcoming game Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2.
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Twinfinite Thursday, December 23, 2021 5:40 PM
Today THQ Nordic and Logic Artists released another trailer of their upcoming turn-based tactical RPG Expeditions: Rome.
The post Expeditions: Rome Gets New Trailer Showcasing Gaul & Africa appeared first on Twinfinite.
Siliconera Thursday, December 23, 2021 5:00 PM
The season will be split into two cours with the first 13 episodes coming to Netflix on April 8, 2022.
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Siliconera Thursday, December 23, 2021 4:00 PM
The concert's live stream will be available to watch worldwide.
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Siliconera Thursday, December 23, 2021 3:00 PM
What is the obsession with Stickers? Are we in second grade?
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Destructoid Thursday, December 23, 2021 7:00 PM
In today's contest, you can win a Dying Light 2 "Scents of the City" kit! The release of Dying Light...
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Destructoid Thursday, December 23, 2021 6:00 PM
Deck the halls with indie Switch games It's the holidays, which also means it's time for various digital sales. PlayStation...
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Destructoid Thursday, December 23, 2021 5:00 PM
It's Jamais Vu all over again If you're jumping into Disco Elysium today, you might find something new waiting for you. Studio...
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Destructoid Thursday, December 23, 2021 4:00 PM
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, December 23, 2021 6:00 PM
2022 is almost upon us, and with it comes a slew of PC games. I've got my eye on first-person shooters (FPS), strategy games, horror titles, and other genres. Below, you'll see my picks for PC Invasion's Most Anticipated Games of 2022. Granted, some of these were supposed to come out this year, but they got delayed due to the pandemic. I am hoping that they finally get released in the coming months. Likewise, you can take a look at my Games of 2021 if you're interested. Dying Light 2 Stay Human If we're going by chronological order, then Dying Light 2 Stay Human leads the pack owing to its February 4 release date. My wife and I absolutely loved the original (she's a huge fan of horror games, especially those with zombies). As such, we definitely want to see what's in store. We're looking forward to huge environments and an open-world setting that's filled with terrifying creatures. Maybe we'll even play some co-op. L...
Pivotal Gamers Thursday, December 23, 2021 7:15 PM
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