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Kotaku Tuesday, January 11, 2022 5:55 PM

Halo Infinite launched with a bunch of new-to-the-series weapons, some of which have functions that aren't immediately apparent. The heatwave can shoot both vertically and horizontally. The mangler deals 117 percent more damage if you're playing against a pro. And—hopefully you're sitting down for this—the disruptor,…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 11, 2022 5:40 PM

Covid Simulator is exactly what it says on the tin. By using data from the official CDC website, indie developer coldrice's game allows you to simulate how covid-19 spreads in a workplace. There isn't a "win" condition. The simulation keeps running no matter how much debt your virtual business accumulates, and you can…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 11, 2022 5:00 PM

Daily word-guessing game Wordle has taken the internet by storm. Despite its huge newfound success, creator Josh Wardle said he wants to keep the hit web browser game demonetized and ad-free. But one app developer had other plans, and he's now quickly become Twitter's main character of the day.


Kotaku Tuesday, January 11, 2022 4:25 PM

It feels like familiar territory. A community moderator for the video game Tabletop Simulator handed out temporary and permanent bans for talking about queerness in the game's global text chat and Discord. This upset a portion of the playerbase, who then took to Twitter and Steam reviews to express their frustration,…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 11, 2022 3:49 PM

The trailers for Destiny 2's upcoming Witch Queen expansion have been some of the best in the series, teasing ancient mysteries and new loot in a way that has me truly excited for what could lie in store in the next story campaign. The latest is no exception, and it's forcing fans to dig deep to unravel some of its…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 11, 2022 3:20 PM

So those Watch Dogs-esque, Cyberpunk 2077-lookin' protective masks from computer manufacturer Razer don't actually use N95-grade filters as previously promoted, according to updated marketing from the company.


Kotaku Tuesday, January 11, 2022 3:00 PM

Halo Infinite. Forza Horizon 5. Game Pass' unrelenting march toward global domination by way of indoctrinating everyone on the planet. It's hard to imagine Xbox having a better year than 2021—and, to be sure, the console's forthcoming slate certainly seems less luminescent than last year's. But 2022 isn't empty,…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 11, 2022 2:20 PM

A new animation released this morning by The Pokémon Company provides a wonderfully intimate look at the life of one Bidoof, from its time as the outcast of its colony to champion of the Pokémon League.


Kotaku Tuesday, January 11, 2022 1:45 PM

Players have already discovered a bunch of unintentional, wacky, and physics-breaking antics since the launch of Halo Infinite, and a new vid shows that with the help of a fusion coil, the grapple hook, and some good old-fashioned no-clipping, you can launch yourself right out of the massive Banished starship you…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:35 PM

It's a rough world out there for newcomers who want to learn the ropes in Genshin Impact. Many guides are filled with in-game jargon, and Reddit posts are often stuffed with incomprehensible walls of mathematical calculations. You won't find any of that here. Instead of focusing on a specific character, I'll walk you…


Kotaku Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:00 PM

On Monday, variety streamer Jeremy "Disguised Toast" Wang was banned from Twitch for watching Death Note, a 2007 Shonen anime licensed by Viz Media. What many hoped was only a short ban, especially after Imane "Pokimane" Anys was suspended for just 48 hours for a similar act, might stretch to an entire month,…


PCGamesN Tuesday, January 11, 2022 5:18 PM
     God of War devs confirm Steam pre-loads

God of War is, at last, ditching PlayStation exclusivity with a PC release. If you're especially excited about that fact, you might want to get in as close to launch as you can manage - and luckily, the devs at Santa Monica Studio have confirmed that pre-loads will soon be available on Steam, as well as when you can expect them to begin.

Pre-loads for God of War on Steam begin on Wednesday, January 12 at 8am PST / 11am EST / 4pm GMT. Since the God of War system requirements recommend 70GB of hard drive space, it's safe to expect a similar download size for the game. Sadly, the devs have not yet provided any specific unlock times for the game, or info on pre-loads via the Epic Games Store.

The God of War release date is set for January 14 on Steam and Epic, and you can pick it up at a price of $49.99 / £39.99 / €49.99.

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 11, 2022 4:43 PM
     Forza Horizon 5 devs working on fixes for wheels, EventLab, Festival Playlist, more

We sure like Forza Horizon 5 around these parts: Playground's latest open-world racing game is big, beautiful, and fast as heck. Since its launch, however, there have been a few persistent issues making players a bit carsick, and Playground Games has identified the ones it's working on fixing now that the holiday break is over.

Incorrect scores and point totals have been a problem in Forza Horizon 5 for the past couple months. In the latest community update, Playground says it's working on fixing a problem with Accolades not unlocking correctly and, in some cases, resetting. The devs say there's some wording in Accolade descriptions that's a bit misleading too - and these are all issues that'll be addressed in the next update.

Players have been asking for the ability to save and edit their creations in Forza Horizon 5's EventLab post-creation, and Playground says it's currently working on adding this functionality to the feature - that'll be out in "an upcoming update," the studio says. It's also working on making sure that the Festival Playlist can be completed by everyone, and that players are retroactively awarded points they missed out on in bugged challenges during Series 1 and Series 2.

RELATED LINKS: Forza Horizon 5 review, The best racing games on PC, The best open-world games on PC

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 11, 2022 2:47 PM
     Cold War RTS Warno is set in a convincingly plausible alt-history 1989

Cold War-era RTS game Warno is gearing up to hit Early Access, and developer Eugen Systems is taking an interesting approach to its setting. The studio is keen to include historical orders of battle, but it also needs a fictional war for its NATO vs. Warsaw Pact factions to fight - and so, it's tweaking history in a couple key places, as it explains in the latest devblog.

Warno's first major divergence from history as it really happened is a bloodless coup that ousts reformist Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev and his allies from office in 1987. Historically, Gorbachev was reelected in 1990 and left office after the August putsch in 1991, but in Warno, the party hardliners take control of the USSR much earlier, replacing Gorbechev with a troika representing the Communist party, the army, and the KGB.

In the game's fiction, this leads to swift condemnation from the western superpowers, which enact new sanctions against the USSR. US president Ronald Reagan, heeding the most hawkish of his advisers, rescinds a key nuclear treaty, and NATO ramps up military training exercises in western Europe, taking a weather eye toward the crucial Fulda Gap - a heavily militarized region in Germany seen as the natural approach into Europe for Russian tanks, and vice-versa.

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 11, 2022 2:20 PM
     Hidden Deep is a horror Metroidvania inspired by Aliens

The first half of the Metroidvania portmanteau already has plenty of allusions to the Aliens franchise and a subtle horror vibe, but the upcoming indie game Hidden Deep aims to go much further in the direction of scares. Blending Metroidvania-style exploration with more emergent sandbox gameplay, Hidden Deep is looking like one to watch ahead of its launch into Steam Early Access later this month.

Hidden Deep is described as a "2D action and exploration sci-fi thriller set in a mining and research facility more than a mile under the ocean floor". After a group of researchers disappear while investigating a strange phenomenon, you play as a team out to discover what happened. You can take control of your team members directly for exploration in the traditional 2D platformer style, or give them commands so that you can take on multiple objectives at once.

There's a narrative-driven story mode with bespoke levels, as well as a challenge mode where you can play through randomised levels either alone or in co-op. Developer Cogwheel Software plans to take those local co-op features online over the course of Early Access, while expanding the story and adding features like a level editor.

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 11, 2022 1:54 PM
     Elden Ring release date: the latest details on Miyazaki and George R. R. Martin's game

It finally happened: we now have an Elden Ring release date. Previously announced at the Microsoft E3 conference a few years ago, Elden Ring has been confirmed for Xbox One and Windows PC and will be produced by Bandai Namco, and developed by Hidetaka Miyazaki's studio, FromSoftware.

With the Dark Souls and Sekiro director at the helm, we already know we're in for mystery, nightmarish boss designs, and a whole lot of dying. The announcement trailer gives off some very Dark Souls vibes. Although Miyazaki confirms that Elden Ring gameplay is heavily based on the Souls series, combat will play out very differently due to the "open and vast environment".

Keeping things FromSoft, Elden Ring is also a third person open-world dark fantasy RPG, but what's new is that it features a collaboration with Game of Thrones writer and author of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin. As a result, we're anticipating plenty more in terms of storytelling than we're used to from Miyazaki, without sacrificing any of the rich, lore-soaked environment and boss designs we know and love from the Souls games. Elden Ring will also feature music from Dark Souls 3 and Sekiro composer Yuka Kitamura.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 11, 2022 1:36 PM
     For Honor makes a comeback in Valheim

While For Honor didn't quite get the Rainbow Six Siege-style uplift its dedicated fans might've hoped for post-launch, it's continuing to get updates into 2022 and has enough players to sustain itself. One fan has brought For Honor's legacy into 2021's megahit survival game, Valheim, and the results are gorgeous.

Redditor Financial-One-3717 has created a viking village in Valheim "inspired by" For Honor's own Viking Village map, and even if it's not a one-to-one recreation, it's still impressive. The coolest bit is the small inlet flanked by towers and encircled by walls, where ships can come in to deposit their hauls.

For Honor's Viking Village was introduced back in 2017 as part of the game's third season of content. If you're coming to this from the Valheim angle, For Honor's a multiplayer game where fighters of various historical factions - including Vikings - are smushed together into a big brawl, with minimal regard toward pesky things like the actual timeline of history.

RELATED LINKS: Valheim system requirements, Valheim building tips, Valheim progression guide

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:21 PM
     Minecraft Java and Bedrock – what you need to know

So, you want to know about the differences between Minecraft Java and Bedrock? What even is the Minecraft Java edition? Stay a while and listen - we've got the information you need.

First of all, Minecraft Java is the official name for the original version of the popular crafting game created by Mojang in 2009. It's the version you buy via the Mojang website, although it's also available via PC Game Pass now. Either way, it only runs on PC. Minecraft Bedrock is a new version of the game created by Microsoft in 2017 that simultaneously replaced and unified the console, mobile (formerly known as the Pocket Edition), and Windows 10 store versions of the game.

That means Bedrock is available across multiple platforms, and as PC players we're spoilt for choice as we can choose to play either one of them. Thanks to the recently released Minecraft launcher, we can also manage both installs in one easy place. There are more differences than just what platforms the respective Minecraft versions run on, however, so let's dig into this a little more.

RELATED LINKS: Minecraft console commands, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 11, 2022 11:34 AM
     The best action-adventure games on PC in 2022

The best action-adventure games have been capturing the thrill of an expedition ever since Indiana Jones swung across a chasm with his trusty whip to retrieve an idol from a booby-trapped tomb. From Pitfall through to Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, we got our fix through platformers or point-and-click adventure games, but then 1996's Tomb Raider melded the two together and perfected the action-adventure game - and it's only grown in popularity since.

The PC boasts some true classics of the genre, from classic tomb raiding to games with enough exploration to fill an entire sandbox - not the one in your backyard - so we've put together a list of the best action games around. This includes some of the finest games ever made on PC, action-adventure or otherwise, including several titles that changed the entire gaming industry.

There's no Uncharted here, as emulation or PlayStation Now doesn't count, but we'd take any one of these games over Sony's series. Here's the definitive list of the best action-adventure games on PC.

RELATED LINKS: Tomb Raider System Requirements

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 11, 2022 11:18 AM
     Apex Legends tier list: the best Legends to use in Season 11

With the release of Ash, Apex Legends players now have 19 Legends to choose from when taking on the battle royale known as the Apex Games. Each Legend has their own skills, playstyle, and personality, with plenty of choice for every type of player, whether you like to be aggressive, defensive, or offensive to the senses (cough – Caustic – cough).

Your ideal Legend pick depends on your strengths and weaknesses – your experience, gamesense, movement skills, and aim all factor in, as does your squad composition and whether you're playing with friends or a team of strangers. That said, although all the characters are relatively balanced, there are some Legends who have pulled away from the pack due to their powerful abilities, and some who are more niche picks.

We've ordered the Legends here in order of general effectiveness, to help you decide who to play if you're after the big win. We're aiming this list at the average player who has a reasonable grasp of the game, but we'll also point out the best characters for absolute beginners, and mention the ones you'll see in top tier competitive play.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 11, 2022 11:12 AM
     Destiny 2: The Witch Queen trailer shows off a new destination

You still have a month to wait for Destiny 2's next expansion, but at least now you've got a teaser to take a look at. Bungie has released a trailer showing off The Witch Queen's new destination, Savathûn's Throne World, and it's a real trip.

Savathûn's domain has a green and mossy vibe, with wildlife ensnaring familiar Hive architecture. The red flora of the world sticks out against the dull and worn backdrop. Of course, the trailer isn't merely about taking in the scenery as fighting soon breaks out. We've fought the Hive before, but we're up against Savathûn's Lucent Brood this time. It's the Hive as you know it, except the enemies have been infused with the same powers you have, which means the Crucible isn't the only place you'll have to worry about a Titan charging about.

There are plenty of other features coming to The Witch Queen expansion, too, such as the ability to forge your own weapons and a new weapon type called the Glaive - think of a spear or a polearm, but Destiny-ed up. We're also getting a new six-player activity and a raid, though we haven't got too many details on those yet.

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

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 11, 2022 11:09 AM
     Humankind is getting an African cultures DLC

Historical 4X game Humankind is getting its first expansion pack this month. The Cultures of Africa DLC is set to launch January 20, and will add six new cultures to the 60 existing cultures present in the base game, with one new culture per era.

The DLC, which you can pre-order on Steam and the Epic Games Store, also adds new wonders to build or discover, seven new independent peoples, and 15 new narrative events. From the earliest to most modern, the new cultures are the Bantu, the Garamantes, the Swahili, the Maasai, the Ethiopians, and the Nigerians.

The Bantu are an expansionist culture in the Ancient era, good at claiming lots of new real estate early on in the game. In the Classical era, the Garamantes are an agrarian culture that built the innovative qanat irrigation system, which makes them terrific for producing food in their territories. The Swahili, a merchant culture, are the new option for the Medieval era, and are experts at coastal seaport trading - perfect if you've got an extensive shoreline.

RELATED LINKS: Humankind release date, Humankind review, Pre-order Humankind

PCGamesN Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:21 PM
     How to get a Minecraft cape

How can you get hold of a Minecraft cape, you ask? You may have heard rumours, whispers of a mythical piece of cloth that adorns the shoulders of the most elite Minecraft players. The legends speak of myriad Minecraft capes handed out to the lucky few over the years. Word on the block (sigh) is that capes also modify the appearance of Minecraft Elytra, the magical wings found in end ships, as they occupy the same space on a player's back. Needless to say, Minecraft capes are highly coveted, but they haven't been easy to get.

Those who ventured to a MINECON event prior to Minecon Earth 2017 each received a cape; each year a different colour and design. Even rarer still are the personal capes gifted to lucky individuals in recognition of their achievements, like Reddit user u/billyk_ who was given a personal turtle cape for suggesting that turtles be added to Minecraft.

Unless you can come up with a suggestion as good as turtles (unlikely) or can time travel back to Minecons past, it looks like you're out of luck when it comes to obtaining any of the Minecraft capes that are currently flapping around out there. You can try on a cape with the help of Minecraft mods, though it'll only be visible to you - or if you own Minecraft Bedrock edition, you can get access to capes through skin packs. There is a way to get your hands on a cape for Minecraft Java edition, though - read on to find out how.

RELATED LINKS: Minecraft console commands, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 11, 2022 5:00 PM

We know a little of what season two of Hitman 3 will contain, including the PC debut of VR, something called Elusive Target Arcade, and the arrival of one Mr. Ray Tracing. All of this will be revealed in earnest in just two days time though, with a "reveal stream" on January 13th.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 11, 2022 4:19 PM

Halo Infinite's Big Team Battle mode has been unplayable for many almost since the shooter's release. 343 Industries tried to address the issue last month without success, and then holidays hit and delayed things further. In an update posted yesterday, 343 say they now have a fix in testing and hope to release it as soon as they can.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:03 PM

After trundling across the desert with a wee sandskiff in the delightful Far: Lone Sails, developers Okomotive will soon invite us to sail above and below a strange ocean in the sequel. They announced today that Far: Changing Tides will launch on the 1st of March and oh goodness me, it's another anticipated indie that will be available through Game Pass from the start. (Anticipated by us, anyway—it's one of our most anticipated games of 2022.)

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Twinfinite Tuesday, January 11, 2022 4:04 PM

Today NIS America released another trailer of the western localization of The Cruel King and the Great Hero.

The post The Cruel King and The Great Hero for Nintendo Switch & PS4 Gets New Trailer Highlighting Charming Song appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 11, 2022 3:32 PM

Today Sega and Amplitude Studios announces a brand new DLC for their strategy game Humankind, featuring six civilizations from Africa.

The post New Humankind DLC Adds Cultures From Africa appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 11, 2022 2:57 PM

Today Sega and Creative Assembly released another brand new trailer of the upcoming Warhammer strategy game Total War: Warhammer III.

The post Total War: Warhammer III Shows Grand Cathay Campaign & Its Mechanics in Extensive Gameplay Trailer appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 11, 2022 2:50 PM

Today, it was confirmed that the upcoming atmospheric seafaring puzzle game, FAR: Changing Tides, is releasing next month, March 1, 2022. Just like its predecessor, FAR: Lone Sails, is once again being developed by Okomotive. This news came by way of a few different release date announcement trailers, as the game is set to release […]

The post FAR: Changing Tides Sails to Release Next Month; Pre-Orders Now Available appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 11, 2022 2:38 PM

Destiny 2 is quickly approaching the release of its next expansion, The Witch Queen, which will be released on Feb. 2. This has been a long time coming for Destiny 2 fans. Realizing Savathun's plans, now years in the making has been hyped up to be a major game-changing event, and it will be going […]

The post New Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Trailer Shows Off More of Savathun's Throne World & Lucent Hive appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 11, 2022 2:32 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 Introducing Julia Calida appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 11, 2022 2:15 PM

Today Ubisoft announced that Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection will be released for Nintendo Switch, including Ezio Auditore's trilogy.

The post Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection Trilogy Coming to Nintendo Switch appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 11, 2022 2:10 PM

The Book of Boba Fett's second episode kicked things into gear last week, introducing plenty of new characters, plot points, and threats that will have larger implications as the season goes on. To celebrate the recent episode, Disney has released character posters of the most notable new ones that were introduced. Below, you can see […]

The post New Book of Boba Fett Posters Features The Twins, Tusken Raiders, & Black Krrsantan appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 11, 2022 2:10 PM

It's award season once again here at Twinfinite, meaning it is time to discuss the best of the best in the last year of gaming. All throughout January, we will be taking a look at the very best games of 2021, with these articles include a handful of runner-ups and one overall winner. In this […]

The post Best Co-op Games of 2021 appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 11, 2022 1:32 PM

While IO Interactive has previously stated that Hitman 3 marks the end of Agent 47 in terms of new game releases, the developer is still intent on supporting the game with a robust offering of post-launch DLC. That continues throughout next year with a full schedule planned, and there's an online event set to give […]

The post Hitman 3's Year Two of Content Is Being Revealed Later This Week appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:37 PM

Nostalgia is a powerful thing, so if you're in the mood for a love letter to 8-bit RPGs of yesteryear, Berzerk Studio may have you covered with its latest game, Infernax. Billed as a retro action-RPG from the days of yore, Infernax is a side-scrolling pixellated 2D experience that would look right at home on […]

The post Retro Action-RPG Infernax Comes to Consoles & PC on Valentine's Day appeared first on Twinfinite.

Twinfinite Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:04 PM

Valorant's anticipated next Episode has arrived, and there are some big changes across the board coming with the new update. Beyond the Agent, battlepass, and new skinline, there are some fundamental changes to some of its maps and gameplay systems planned, and today's patch notes reveal all. The patch notes' introduction highlights the areas of […]

The post Valorant Patch 4.0 Notes Reveal Big Changes For Episode 4 appeared first on Twinfinite.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 11, 2022 4:00 PM

The new Pokemon animated video Bidoof's Big Stand stars a Bidoof who wants a chance to prove themself and help the trainer they care about.

The post Pokemon Bidoof's Big Stand Animated Video Stars an Underdog appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 11, 2022 3:00 PM

Scarlet Nexus Director Kenji Anabuki spoke with Siliconera about developing the game's characters and preparing it alongside the anime.

The post Interview: Scarlet Nexus' Developer Discusses Its Characters appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 11, 2022 2:00 PM

Meet the Servantverse CEO.

The post Fate/Grand Order Amazones.com New Year's Event Previewed appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 11, 2022 1:00 PM

The SSBU Metroid Dread Spirits of Samus, E.M.M.I., and Chozo Soldier are now always available in-game.

The post SSBU Metroid Dread Spirits of Samus and EMMI Always Available Now appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:00 PM

Spike Chunsoft's Danganronpa Decadence survey asks if people want Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls on the Switch.

The post Danganronpa Survey Asks if People Want Ultra Despair Girls on Switch appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 11, 2022 11:30 AM

Each figure will come with fully articulated limbs and several accessories.

The post Naruto Shippuden SH Figuarts Figures Include Naruto, Sakura & Sasuke appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Tuesday, January 11, 2022 11:00 AM

Cover opened pre-orders for the new IRyS EP album Journey and a new stained glass keychain inspired by the Hololive En Vtuber.

The post New Hololive Irys Journey EP and Keychain on the Way appeared first on Siliconera.

Destructoid Tuesday, January 11, 2022 5:00 PM

We had a great batting average last year Twenty twenty-one probably isn't going to make the history books as one...

The post So, how did Destructoid's most anticipated games of 2021 turn out? appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Tuesday, January 11, 2022 4:40 PM

Headbutt spam, Soul Remains, and an Anti-Magic Field — what's your pleasure? I am no longer afraid of the magic-slinging...

The post Demon's Souls players are cheesing Scirvir like he's no big deal, and I'm not afraid anymore appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Tuesday, January 11, 2022 4:00 PM

The set will be on pause as it reviews its partnership with the publisher Reports and allegations coming out of...

The post Lego delays Overwatch 2 set over Activision Blizzard allegations appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Tuesday, January 11, 2022 3:30 PM

He's a lean, mean, wood-chewing machine The content on Pokémon's YouTube channel has not disappointed recently, and their newest post,...

The post Bidoof takes a stand in this adorable Pokémon animated short appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Tuesday, January 11, 2022 3:00 PM

Oh yes, it's Ladies' Fight This week sees the coming of two new DLC characters to the roster of cult...

The post Melty Blood: Type Lumina spotlights new DLC character throwdowns appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Tuesday, January 11, 2022 2:30 PM

Another year in the World of Assassination We're coming up on the one-year anniversary of Hitman 3, the third entry in...

The post IO Interactive will reveal its Hitman 3 Year 2 plans this week appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Tuesday, January 11, 2022 2:00 PM

Bring me your Service Games Veteran game developer Sega has announced the founding of a brand new studio in Sapporo,...

The post Sega establishes new development studio in Sapporo, Japan appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Tuesday, January 11, 2022 1:30 PM

Xbox boss Phil Spencer says it isn't about "virtue-shaming other companies" In a new interview, Xbox boss Phil Spencer discusses...

The post Xbox head says they've 'changed how we do certain things' with Activision Blizzard appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Tuesday, January 11, 2022 1:00 PM

The Towering Inferno Like a lot of the Destructoid staff, I was immediately smitten with Firegirl: Hack 'n Splash Rescue...

The post Review: Firegirl: Hack 'n Splash Rescue appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:30 PM

The spirits originally arrived in October 2021 Weren't able to get the limited-run Smash Ultimate Metroid spirits? Well Nintendo brought...

The post Those limited-time Smash Ultimate Metroid spirits are now permanent appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Tuesday, January 11, 2022 12:00 PM

Operation Complete Big news from the world of Rainbow Six Siege, as veteran designer and current Creative Director Leroy Athanassoff...

The post Game-changing Rainbow Six Siege director Leroy Athanassoff steps down appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Tuesday, January 11, 2022 11:30 AM

I miss the PSP and Vita Want a PSP Switch? Well you can't have one, because it doesn't exist! But...

The post This PSP Switch fan-created concept would actually be pretty cool appeared first on Destructoid.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, January 11, 2022 5:00 PM
     Far Changing Tides Release Date PcOkomotive and publisher Frontier Developments are just about ready to let the atmospheric discovery game FAR: Changing Tides loose onto the world. Shown off last year in June, Changing Tides dives deeper into the world imagined by FAR: Lone Sails. Of course, the adventure isn't quite the same. New challenges and dangers await when FAR: Changing Tides hits its release date of March 1. The big change between the two games revolves around how you traverse the environment. Lone Sails saw you on a solo adventure while piloting a massive ground vehicle. You needed to keep the metal beast running, completing environmental puzzles to continue on the journey. FAR: Changing Tides, however, puts you out on a large ship traversing the ocean.   Some gameplay elements remain the same. Like the vehicle before it, the ship is a clunky monstrosity that requires plenty of TLC to keep it chugging along. There will still be light puzzles to solve, and a world of mystery to uncover. However, ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, January 11, 2022 4:30 PM
     Hitman 3 Year 2 updateHitman 3's getting its first major Year 2 content reveal on January 13 during a reveal stream. It'll feature more information on graphical enhancements, additions to the Elusive Target mode, and the inclusion of VR, as well as new footage. That's only the beginning, too, with the developer planning to bring more content to Hitman 3 throughout the year. Arguably the biggest inclusion in January's update is the VR mode. It was previously exclusive to the PS4 version of the game, and it wasn't clear if VR support would ever come to PC. But, on January 20, players will be able to take out their targets in a more personal manner. The already excellent Hitman 3 is looking to have a pretty strong year in 2022.   Hitman 3 has a big year ahead The first addition that Hitman 3's Year 2 content will bring is ray tracing. The advanced lighting system impacts most mid-range graphics cards pretty hard, but players who are able to use it without issue are i...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, January 11, 2022 4:00 PM
     Nvidia DLDSR downscaling DLSSIn a very sudden move, Nvidia has revealed that its upcoming Game Ready driver will include Deep Learning Dynamic Super Resolution (DLDSR) resolution scaling tech. It seems to be a direct response to AMD's own Radeon Super Resolution tech, even though the inner workings of each technology vary significantly compared to the similar results. This news comes from out of nowhere, but it is interesting to see nonetheless. Nvidia's DLSS has made some big advancements over the years, and it's nice to see Team Green take algorithmic resolution scaling one step further. DLAA was another step in this direction, but that doesn't scale the resolution; it just cleans up visual artifacts and improves the sharpness of objects in images. DLDSR does something a little more complex by downscaling the image from a higher resolution to one that matches your monitor, which is useful for increasing the quality of the image.   DLDSR isn't a very catchy name, is it? Deep ...

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     Forever Skies trailer titleThe highly anticipated Dying Light 2 Stay Human will finally come out next month. Once that happens, it will inevitably become the talk of the town for a while until the next big release arrives. In the middle of all the marketing hype, though, former Dying Light developers have prepared a project of their own. That project comes in the form of Forever Skies, "a first-person action survival sci-fi game that takes place on a destroyed and deserted Earth in the wake of a massive ecological disaster." Just today, Forever Skies received its first teaser trailer, so players can finally catch a glimpse of what this ambitious new game has in store. Unlike other teasers, this Forever Skies trailer features light gameplay consisting of simple exploration across dilapidated buildings. The visuals look incredibly sophisticated and decidedly "AAA," which only makes sense since the developers have had ample experience working on AAA games. Out of everything the trailer sh...

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     Overwatch 2 Lego Set Delayed Bastion Brick SkinLego has delayed an Overwatch 2 set that originally would have gone on sale in February. The Danish toy giant has chosen to delay the product whilst it reviews its partnership with Activision Blizzard. This decision has been made in response to the ongoing Blizzard allegations regarding the unacceptable treatment of its marginalized employees. The statement emphasizes that Lego is not comfortable with the lack of progress made since the allegations came to light. More specifically, it believes that its "treatment of female colleagues," and failure to create a "diverse and inclusive environment," are problematic.   Moving forward Lego intends to review the partnership between itself and Activision Blizzard. The statement does not specify that the product has been canceled, but rather that it won't launch on February 1 as initially intended. It seems possible that the Overwatch 2 set may release later if Blizzard makes progress in regards to workplac...

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Stardew Valley has become one of the smash-hit indie games of the last few years. It is simple, relaxing, and compelling with its day-to-day story elements. Recommended Read: Nintendo Switch Games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons You can build a life in this game, with marriage and everything. Needless to say, this is not the […]

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, January 11, 2022 4:52 PM
     Hangout Event is a game feature in Genshin Impact where players can do missions with certain characters and spend time with them. Hangout Events allow the players to know a character more despite not being part of the game's main lore. To unlock a character's Hangout Event, you will need two story keys. These can […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, January 11, 2022 3:31 PM
     Traditionally, opening the console line user interfaces in video games is the means of inputting cheats. However, in most multiplayer games where cheats are prohibited, console commands are tools used to improve the performance, accessibility, and interface of a game. In single-player modes, the console command in DOTA 2 can also be used to enable […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, January 11, 2022 2:23 PM
     The daily grind in Game of Sultans has to do with managing an Empire, but there are also other aspects of the game to spend your money. One of these areas is your VIP Rank, and attaining a high rank will let you earn rewards. However, getting VIP points may be a mystery for some […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, January 11, 2022 1:08 PM
     Picture yourself as an exiled man or woman sentenced to die until Conan the Barbarian rescues you. With this second chance, you use it to survive in the wilderness, but you also need resources. One of the essential items is Bark, but you can't find it everywhere. If you just started a game of Conan […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Tuesday, January 11, 2022 11:45 AM
     Part of Stardew Valley's late-game content will have you exploring the remarkable Ginger Island. On this island, you will meet a woman who calls herself Birdie. This quick guide contains everything you need to know about Birdie and the quest she has in store for you. The Pirate's Wife Birdie is the widowed wife of […]

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     Bungie revealed way back in 2020 that Savathûn, the sister of Oryx from Destiny's The…

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     Far: Changing Tides, the sequel to 2018's Far: Lone Sails, has secured a release date,…

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     In an interview with USA Today gaming verticle For The Win (FTW), former Sony Bend Studio…