Jan 08, 19:00

Kotaku Saturday, January 8, 2022 4:00 PM

Doomed: Demons of the Nether is a new, free mod out today for Minecraft that turns the entire blocky survival game into a surprisingly accurate-looking recreation of the 2016 Doom reboot, complete with shotguns and even a BFG.


Kotaku Saturday, January 8, 2022 2:30 PM

Some games, like Wordle and other indie titles, are trying to be smaller experiences that you play for a few minutes or hours and then leave. Dying Light 2 isn't one of those games. Instead, the folks behind the game are excitedly advertising that it will take players over 500 hours to fully complete the open-world…


Kotaku Saturday, January 8, 2022 12:15 PM

Pokimane, one of Twitch's biggest and most popular streamers with over 8.5 million followers, was banned from the platform last night while streaming the cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender. The ban is temporary, according to Pokimane, but is a sign that Twitch's growing "TV Meta" is probably going to cause further…


PCGamesN Saturday, January 8, 2022 1:08 PM
     Here's Mewgenics'

The latest game from Binding of Isaac and Super Meat Boy developer Team Meat, here's a short look at Mewgenics' turn-based combat in action along with new details on the cat DnD RPG - which is already "super fun", despite still being two years away.

We first started hearing about Mew-genics - back when it still had a hyphen - around ten years ago, and that version was ultimately cancelled. However, back in 2018 Team Meat head Edward McMillen confirmed that Mewgenics was back in development and had been entirely rebooted.

There's only been bits and pieces on the game since but it's beginning to take shape. McMillen recently answered a few questions on Mewgenics on Twitter - including reconfirming that the current version probably won't be out until at least 2024. He also confirms that it's similar to Binding of Isaac "in terms of replayability", featuring branching chapters with zones consisting of three chapters each - and that it's basically "cat DnD".

PCGamesN Saturday, January 8, 2022 12:11 PM
     Awesome Games Done Quick start time – AGDQ 2022 kicks off tomorrow

The latest Awesome Games Done Quick starts tomorrow, the first charity speedrunning contest of 2022 and the first one in the Awesome series since 2020. We've got the full AGDQ 2022 start time below along with what games you can expect to see on day one - which includes our game of the year, Deathloop.

In case you didn't know, Games Done Quick is a charity event series dedicated to speedrunning and has been going since 2010, taking various forms - with the previous Summer Games Done Quick the only one of its type last year, and that raised around USD$2.9 million for Doctors Without Borders.

The latest in the Awesome Games Done Quick charity speedrunning event will begin tomorrow, January 9, and has a pre-show start time of 8:30 am PT / 11:30 am ET / 4:30 pm GMT. The event will run throughout the week and will conclude on either January 15 at 9:08 pm PT or January 16 at around 00:08 am ET / 5:08 am GMT. You can watch it on Twitch.

RELATED LINKS: Deathloop review, Pre-order Deathloop, The best FPS games on PC

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, January 8, 2022 6:44 PM

You know what's good? TFI Friday, RPS's regular roundup of indie games by Alice B. It's where I learned about another good thing: WorldBox, a god sim that entertained me (and my son) over the Christmas holidays.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, January 8, 2022 5:44 PM

To me, Mass Effect ends about six hours into Mass Effect 1, when I get bored and wander off to play something else. I've had ears and eyes long enough to know that people were upset about the ending of Mass Effect 3 however, even after BioWare tweaked it. The original Mass Effect 3 had various "Happy Ending Mods" to change the close of Commander Shepard's story, and now Mass Effect Legendary Edition does, too.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, January 8, 2022 5:10 PM

Time moves so fast now that I remain convinced Games Done Quick happens once a fortnight. True or not, it's definitely happening this week, beginning tomorrow, Sunday January 9th, and running through until Sunday January 16th. This time, the charity speedrunning marathon features several recent games including Deathloop and Death's Door, among many others.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, January 8, 2022 4:39 PM

Developers have good taste in games. That's the take away from each year's Independent Games Festival Awards, which consistently selects shortlists of excellent games. The nominations for 2022 are up, and the contenders for this year's Seumas McNally Grand Prize includes Unpacking, Inscryption, Loop Hero, Cruelty Squad, The Eternal Cylinder and Unsighted. Sounds about right.

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Twinfinite Saturday, January 8, 2022 4:13 PM

Third-party developers had news to share about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons coming down the line, including another Raptor.

The post Microsoft Flight Simulator Will Get Another Payware F-22 Raptor; Comodoro Rivadavia Airport Gets New Screenshots appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Saturday, January 8, 2022 1:32 PM

Aniplex released two videos featuring the opening and ending of the upcoming anime My Dress-Up Darling to celebrate its debut.

The post My Dress-Up Darling Anime Gets Super-Cute Opening & Ending Videos to Celebrate TV Debut appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Saturday, January 8, 2022 1:00 PM

Bandai Namco and Project Aces released another video in which DJ Sho Okada plays the music of several Ace Combat Games.

The post The Music of Ace Combat 5, Zero, & More Played by a DJ Will Brighten Your Weekend appeared first on Twinfinite.

Siliconera Saturday, January 8, 2022 4:30 PM

Scott Pilgrim vs. The Animated World.

The post Scott Pilgrim Anime in Development for Netflix appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, January 8, 2022 3:00 PM

The way Filmechanism handles its difficulty options and the freedom it allows people to learn from puzzles to use in others is encouraging.

The post Filmechanism is Satisfying for Players of Any Skill Level appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, January 8, 2022 2:00 PM

The Imagination Works figure even comes with what looks to be a felt overcoat and vest.

The post New Tamashii Nations One Piece Luffy Figure Revealed appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, January 8, 2022 12:30 PM

The new law will go into place in April 2022.

The post Japan Government Uses Tokyo Revengers in Age of Majority Campaign appeared first on Siliconera.

Destructoid Saturday, January 8, 2022 3:00 PM

Cblogs of 1/1 to 1/7/2022 –Black Red Gaming discusses their five most anticipated game releases in January. -Tomas Immortal reviews...

The post What's your most anticipated release in 2022's stacked first quarter? appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Saturday, January 8, 2022 1:00 PM

Totally Awesome Video Gaaaaames! It's a brand new year, and the retro lovers over at Hamster are set to deliver...

The post Channel your inner Vidiot as Super Pac-Man hits the Arcade Archives appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Saturday, January 8, 2022 12:00 PM

Please, no objections Well, then. 2021 is over. A series of 365 days that decided, "what if we did 2020,...

The post Eric's favorite games of 2021 appeared first on Destructoid.

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Saturday, January 8, 2022 4:43 PM
     Here are seven hidden easter eggs in Minecraft likely to give you a good laugh. Just like other games, Minecraft does not fall short on Easter eggs. Easter eggs are humorous secret features most players would not know about unless they looked for them. In Minecraft, the Easter eggs are often created with something related […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Saturday, January 8, 2022 2:32 PM
     Bind is one of the more straightforward maps in VALORANT in terms of bombsite takes. Unlike some of the other maps in VALORANT, Bind does not feature a "Middle" area in its map layout. The map is simply an A and B site layout, making things simpler for both Attackers and Defenders. Site entry points […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Saturday, January 8, 2022 12:50 PM
     Fortnite isn't like any of the battle royales out there. Yes – it does have your standard shooting and the run-of-the-mill quest for survival until you're the last one standing but there's more to it than meets the eye. A huge portion of the game is dedicated to building. Those who are considered as the […]

Jan 08, 12:00

Kotaku Saturday, January 8, 2022 10:45 AM

And then it was time for Toronto to drown in the sweet sorrow of Clash At Demonhead, again, but in the form of an anime. That's right, Netflix is planning to develop a new adaptation to the cult classic comic book and movie Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.


PCGamesN Saturday, January 8, 2022 11:17 AM
     New World's Winter Convergence is so popular it's been extended two weeks

The New World Winter Convergence end date has been pushed back because the MMO's first holiday festival has proved too dang popular. The Winter event has now been extended two weeks to January 25, so players have until the end of the month to get those presents.

The Winter Convergence is New World's first proper event since it launched a few months ago, and it began on December 16. Apart from covering Aeternum with snow, the festival has added new quests, activities, items, weapons, and the mysterious yeti known as the Winter Wanderer - who's either a benevolent Santa or a terrible warrior.

Originally the Winter Convergence was due to end next Tuesday, January 11, but in a recent community update developer Amazon Game Studios says it's extending this two weeks - so the event won't conclude until January 25, "due to the fantastic turnout" the team has seen from the festival. Furthermore, from January 21 to 25 all of the event's giveaway items will be available to grab.

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

PCGamesN Saturday, January 8, 2022 10:10 AM
     After Elden Ring, From Software might be making a new Armored Core

It's possible that Armored Core 6 may be in development at Dark Souls studio From Software as the developer's next game after Elden Ring. A new Armored Core game has long been rumoured, but now a survey is apparently going out with plots details - and even game footage.

After years of rumours, teases, and fan excitement, From Software's next game Elden Ring is finally coming out next month - barring any shocking last-minute delays - so the studio must be hard at work on its next game.  The studio has been responsible for numerous fantastic Souls-like games and many would probably assume Dark Souls 4 or Bloodborne 2 to be its next game, but instead the team could be returning to one of its older franchises.

Back in 2016, we reported that From Software had three games in development. The first two turned out to be Sekiro and Elden Ring, but director Hidetaka Miyazaki said the studio also had a "reboot" in the works - and strongly hinted at a return to Armored Core, From Software's mech series that predates Demon's Souls but hasn't had an installment since 2013.

RELATED LINKS: Elden Ring system requirements, Elden Ring has the best demo, Elden Ring's four pre-order editions

PCGamesN Saturday, January 8, 2022 8:00 AM
     Rust has sold over 12.4 million copies and is getting polar bears soon

As part of its end of year round-up, developer Facepunch has revealed that Rust sales have exceeded 12.4 million copies sold - with over a million DLC expansions sold too for one of the best survival games around. As for 2022, the team is planning the Rust arctic update to hit in "the very near future" - complete with polar bears.

It seems that enormously popular survival game Rust goes from strength to strength every year. In February 2021, for example, Rust reached a new peak concurrent player count record of around 245k players and the game quickly overtook Cyberpunk 2077 in Steam sales.

Now, in Facepunch's 2021 recap, the developer reveals that not only does that concurrent player count record now stand at 267k players but sales have been tremendous. Rust has surpassed 12,481,079 copies sold - that's over 12.48 million - with 1,111,846 DLC packs sold too. On Twitch, Rust reached around 1.37 million concurrent viewers - with total views amassing a staggering 1.3 billion.

RELATED LINKS: Best survival games, Rust commands, Rust vehicles

PCGamesN Saturday, January 8, 2022 7:04 AM
     What if: Kojima made Metal Gear Solid 6, and it was a horror game?

We remember Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain for lots of things. An unfinished conclusion, answers to questions no one really asked, and a woefully underused Keifer Sutherland displacing David Hayter's iconic growl in Snake's shoes are all among them, and perhaps better forgotten.

But let's not forget the blood-curdling prologue. Years after its release, Snake's awakening in a Cyprus hospital that's being attacked by a ruthless hit squad remains one of the most captivating openings in the series. It's carefully paced and thick with the kind of tension you'd expect from a classic horror game, and there's even a pair of mysterious supernatural assailants that haunt Snake like menacing phantoms.

After the hype surrounding P.T., Kojima's playable teaser for the since-cancelled Silent Hills, it was clear that he longed to explore the horror genre. He's no stranger to scary material, whether it's Psycho Mantis's mind games in Metal Gear Solid, Raiden facing a trippy AI with his junk in hand in MGS2, or The Sorrow making you face all the enemies you've killed throughout MGS3.

RELATED LINKS: MGSV System Requirements

PCGamesN Saturday, January 8, 2022 6:42 AM
     Ex-BioShock devs are working on a South Park game

Developer Question is the studio behind The Blackout Club and The Magic Circle and is made up of veterans of the BioShock series and the South Park RPGs - and is now working on a new South Park game, that may even be a multiplayer title.

There hasn't been much movement on South Park games since the release of Ubisoft's well-received South Park: The Fractured But Whole RPG in 2017, although the show's animation studio is apparently working on its own game internally.

Well, fans can look forward to another game coming, as Question just put up a job listing for a lead level designer for an Unreal-powered title "set in the world of South Park". The listing requires experience with "multiplayer level design work", so expect the near title to include or be exclusively multiplayer. Question's previous title The Blackout Club was a co-op game about a bunch of kids sneaking around a suburban neighbourhood, and while that has more of a horror focus that sounds very South Park to me.

RELATED LINKS: South Park PC review, South Park - everything we know

Twinfinite Saturday, January 8, 2022 8:32 AM

Disney and Pixar have officially confirmed that their upcoming animated coming-of-age pic, Turning Red, will be foregoing a theatrical release in favor of an exclusive launch on the Mouse House's bespoke streaming service, Disney+, on March 11. The news comes by way of a tweet last night from Disney's official twitter channel, which you can […]

The post Pixar's Turning Red Skips Theaters In Favor of a Disney+ Premiere appeared first on Twinfinite.

Siliconera Saturday, January 8, 2022 11:00 AM

Visitors will be joined by archeologist Pikachu.

The post Pokemon Fossil Museum Event is Returning in 2022 appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, January 8, 2022 9:30 AM

The panel will be gifted to one lucky reader.

The post Attack on Titan Popularity Poll Will Include Scale Panel appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, January 8, 2022 8:00 AM

The new banners and kimonos are part of an ongoing collaboration between the Sumo Association and Pokemon.

The post Pokemon Sumo Collab Features Gen 4 Starters and Legends appeared first on Siliconera.

Destructoid Saturday, January 8, 2022 6:00 AM

Feeeeeling… so good today… Happy Saturday, happy weekend, happy 2022, and welcome to Whatcha Been Playing? The year might be...

The post Whatcha been playing this week, Destructoid? appeared first on Destructoid.

Gamer Empire Saturday, January 8, 2022 11:04 AM

Building games have always piqued many players' interest, as you get to express your creativity and create something magnificent. Learning how to build things from scratch is not only a life skill worth cultivating, but it also happens to be a lot of fun! Recommended Read: Nintendo Switch Games Like Minecraft Though building games all […]

The post 8 Best Building Games for the Nintendo Switch appeared first on Gamer Empire.

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Saturday, January 8, 2022 10:26 AM
     On the first day of September 2021, Respawn announced on its Twitter account that it would remove the ability of players to tap strafe. This is such a controversial and bold decision from the Apex Legends developer. Almost all avid Apex Legends players are either jubilantly for or vehemently against the decision to remove tap […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Saturday, January 8, 2022 10:19 AM
     The unbound and forthright woman and the captain of The Crux – a crew of armed sailors. Beidou is believed to be capable of taming storms and billows on the sea. The rumor that Beidou can channel Electro energy with her sword is in fact true, because she was blessed with an Electro Vision the […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Saturday, January 8, 2022 8:04 AM
     Itching to be the very best like no one ever was in Pokemon Sword and Shield? You definitely can by improving your Pokemon's stats! Individual Values, or IVs as dubbed by the community, are like your Pokémon's genes. These are essential in determining the stats of your Pokémon. IVs are hidden stats that affect each […]

Jan 08, 05:00

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, January 8, 2022 4:00 AM

Snow is falling across parts of the UK, and I consider myself blessed to live close enough to snowlands to go play in it, yet not so close that I have to live with it. I look forward to swimming in sight of some snowy hills today then hiking through some snowy hills tomorrow, then returning to my cosy flat. But what are you playing this weekend?

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Twinfinite Friday, January 7, 2022 10:27 PM

Type-moon released another trailer of its fighting game Melty Blood: Type Lumina, showcasing the upcoming DLC character Dead Apostle Noel. This trailer displays a full match with Dead Apostle Noel fighting against Ciel, but it ends differently compared to the one published a few days ago. You can check it out below. Dead Apostle Noel […]

The post New Melty Blood: Type Lumina Gameplay Trailer Shows New Character Dead Apostle Noel in Action appeared first on Twinfinite.

Pivotal Gamers Saturday, January 8, 2022 3:05 AM
     Hello fellow gamers. Giveaway Of The Day holds a new giveaway for Hidden Wonders of the Depths. Read on for their offering. Hidden Wonders of the Depths is available as a Giveaway of the day!You have limited time to download, install and register it. A few words about Hidden Wonders of the Depths Exclusive offer from Giveaway of the Day and MyPlayCity! No third-party advertising and browser add-on...