Kotaku Thursday, February 3, 2022 8:15 PM
It was only earlier this week that we were reporting that Battlefield 2042's first major content updates won't be out for months. Now the smaller updates are being pushed back as well.
Kotaku Thursday, February 3, 2022 6:35 PM
Bungie dropped a bombshell in today's blog post, and it had nothing to do with being bought by Sony. The studio revealed some more major changes coming to Destiny 2 with the launch of the long anticipated Witch Queen expansion later this month. While the game's crating system was the big topic of discussion, Bungie…
Kotaku Thursday, February 3, 2022 5:15 PM
Star Citizen, a game that has been in development for over a decade and has raised over $400 million in funding, is nowhere near being done. Not even close. And as work continues on the game, recent changes to the way the studio communicates their progress with fans have not exactly been helping matters.
Kotaku Thursday, February 3, 2022 4:20 PM
While we're getting six more weeks of winter IRL, Halo Infinite's most frigid cold snap is coming to an end. Today, developer 343 Industries rolled out a hotfix for the multiplayer shooter's long-troubled Big Team Battle playlist. Don't look now—and I sincerely hope writing about it doesn't jinx things—but it seems to…
PCGamesN Thursday, February 3, 2022 7:09 PM
American Truck Simulator is getting a new California, and as the developers have previously explained, that means an end to San Rafael. There'll be a new city in its place once the next piece of the California rework goes live, which is ultimately going to lead to a more realistic, better-playing road network in the area. Today, the devs have provided a look at that new road layout.
"A major focus of this part of the rework is going back to areas where roads may have not been geographically correct or represent the current standards that we are now able to achieve," the devs say in today's blog. "With more tools to create more complex and realistic road networks based on real-life references, we can bring more true-to-life assets to the road. This includes new junctions, crossroads, bridges, agriculture stations, rest areas, and more. Between major economy cities, drivers will now also come across settlements, which will become a common sight for players."
In more specific terms, all the junctions have been rebuilt, the US-37 to Napa Valley crossroad has been rebuilt, there's a new area around Carquinez Bridge, the I-80 and I-580 merge is more realistic, and the Richmond Bridge landmark has gotten a rework.
PCGamesN Thursday, February 3, 2022 6:10 PM
Breaking news: a new Call of Duty game is in development and is expected to launch this year. If you hadn't already seen the leaks, you could probably have guessed as much, but alongside today's financial earnings report, Activision Blizzard and Infinity Ward have made it official. The details so far are vague, but they seem to line up with earlier reports that this year's game would be a direct sequel to 2019's Modern Warfare.
"Development on this year's premium and Warzone experiences is being led by Activision's renowned Infinity Ward studio," the company says in a press release. "The team is working on the most ambitious plan in franchise history, with industry-leading innovation and a broadly appealing franchise setting."
There've been numerous reports from reliable insiders suggesting that this year's game would be called Modern Warfare 2, which fits with the idea of a "broadly appealing franchise setting". Elsewhere in today's report, Activision says Call of Duty in 2021 was down compared to 2020, "reflecting lower premium sales for Call of Duty: Vanguard versus the year ago title and lower engagement in Call of Duty: Warzone".Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Gunsmith, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare weapons, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare review
PCGamesN Thursday, February 3, 2022 4:45 PM
While StarCraft: Ghost and the MMORPG Titan are Blizzard's most famous cancelled games, they aren't the only ones. Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans was an early, pre-WoW attempt to expand the Warcraft lore through a point-and-click adventure game. But now that Activision Blizzard is about to be under the same banner as the adventure veterans at Double Fine, is there hope for a revival?
Double Fine boss Tim Schafer says no. "[Former Double Fine developer, now at Valve] Brad Muir was suggesting that we take on Warcraft Adventures," Schafer tells IGN. "You know, the Full Throttle-era adventure game that they made. But no, we like to make up our own stuff at Double Fine, so they will not be handing us any IPs."
In fact, after the release of the excellent Psychonauts 2, Schafer wants to get back to all original stuff at Double Fine. Schafer says "There's been some technical other games that I've worked on that have been sequels, but the first real big follow-up to a big story was Pscyhnonauts 2. I think it leads me to want to do new, original stuff for the next phase. Coming up with new ideas is really where my head is at right now."WoW Shadowlands review, The best WoW addons, WoW Classic leveling guide
PCGamesN Thursday, February 3, 2022 4:38 PM
Given that it's set between 1836-1936, upcoming grand strategy game Victoria 3 has colonialism as one of the major political forces at play in the game. However, the Victoria 3 dev team is making some important changes to the way colonisation works over the ways it's been handled in the past.
As a new dev diary explains, in Victoria 3, colonies don't typically start out with a war. Instead, 'centralised' nations - the kind that have historically gotten to have their names on the maps - can establish colonies in state regions controlled by decentralised nations, once they've researched colonisation laws and declared an interest in the area. When you establish a colony, you'll start with a single province in that state region - you won't have an instant monopoly on the area.
As your colony grows, there's a chance that it will generate tension with the decentralised nations in neighbouring provinces, and if that gets too high, those indigenous populations can launch a native uprising, which in Victoria 3 is considered a type of diplomatic play. This could result in the natives expelling the colonisers from their homeland, and while the colonial powers usually will have a significant technological edge, they'll need to worry about the logistics of moving military forces and equipment to and from the area. The natives will be fighting with home field advantage.Victoria 3 release date, The best grand strategy games on PC, The best strategy games on PC
PCGamesN Thursday, February 3, 2022 3:11 PM
Company of Heroes 3 looks and feels a lot like its predecessors in many ways, at least once battles break out. But its dynamic 'sandbox' approach to the campaign means the developers have had to create missions that can accommodate a huge variety of unit types and approaches. The developers of the upcoming RTS game say they've built missions to be flexible and challenging, no matter which company and equipment you bring to the fight.
In Company of Heroes games of the past (with the exception of the Ardennes Assault DLC campaign for Company of Heroes 2), missions played out in a specific, story-driven sequence. That meant the mission designers knew exactly which units would be involved from the start, and could tailor the missions for specific engagements.
That's very much not the case with Company of Heroes 3, where the campaign map presents a wide variety of options for each move, and you have a persistent company of soldiers that you can outfit and upgrade as you see fit. You might be playing as a British company or an American one; you might have brought tanks, or you may have invested more in logistics support.Company of Heroes 3 release date, Company of Heroes 3 pre-alpha impressions, Company of Heroes 3 pre-alpha system requirements
PCGamesN Thursday, February 3, 2022 6:23 PM
With top-of-the-line optical switches, RGB lighting, and detachable numpads, it's easy to forget that our keyboards weren't originally intended to play games. Now, it's difficult to imagine a setup without one, but Edward Larkin, former Razer elite innovation designer and pioneer of the mouse bungee, thinks "gaming keyboards are the dinosaurs of the modern gaming world and need to go the way of the dodo." What should rise up in its place? A controller, of course; but not just any old gamepad: PLA Lab's Alt Motion Controller.
While your regular PC controller comes with the bonus of pressure-sensitive analogue inputs, losing your gaming mouse leaves you at a distinct disadvantage in FPS games - at least without the aid of aim assist. There are a handful of Wooting, Cooler Master, and Razer gaming keyboards with analogue switches if you don't mind paying the premium, but then you face subpar ergonomics.
The Alt controller aims to blend the best of both worlds, offering a bunch of strategically-placed analogue sticks while co-existing with your rodent. If it holds up to its promise, you'll never have to stretch your fingers from W, A, S, and D to G again.Razer Thresher Ultimate review, Razer Blade review, Best gaming headset
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 3, 2022 5:54 PM
I become more interested in supernatural, open world, first-person magic 'em up Ghostwire: Tokyo with every new thing I see of it. Today, Tango Gameworks broadcast a 20 minute-long showcase and developer interview that had enough stealth, grapple hooks, and paranormal finger-guns to convince me completely. You can watch the full thing below.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 3, 2022 4:58 PM
The railgun is the best weapon in the Quake series, and so I am excited that it's coming to Risk Of Rain 2. The class-based looter-shooter is getting its first paid DLC, Survivors Of The Void, which adds two new classes - including the Railgunner. You can watch a trailer for the expansion below in preparation of its release on March 1st.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 3, 2022 4:33 PM
Earlier this week, Dice announced that they were delaying Battlefield 2042's first season in order to focus on "extensive fixes to the game." One of those fixes were changes to the game's scoreboard due in late February, but today the development team announced those had slipped into early March instead.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, February 3, 2022 4:07 PM
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Twinfinite Thursday, February 3, 2022 8:17 PM
While a few game publishers here and there are starting to shy away from the crypto and NFT space, it looks like GameStop is ready to dive headfirst into the wild world of NFTs. Rumors of a new NFT marketplace from the brick and mortar game store chain had been swirling around for months since […]
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Twinfinite Thursday, February 3, 2022 7:54 PM
The slashings and stabbings are far from over.
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Twinfinite Thursday, February 3, 2022 7:38 PM
Eliminating your opponents just got more stylish.
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Twinfinite Thursday, February 3, 2022 5:30 PM
New Trailer & Screenshots Show off Ghostwire: Tokyo's Explosive Combat & Vibrant Supernatural Setting
Today, Tango Gameworks and Bethesda gave fans an exclusive look at what they can expect from Ghostwire: Tokyo's gameplay, revealing a deep dive showcase that highlights all of the explosive supernatural elements of the game. Using a technique known as Ethereal Weaving, players will explore an eerie version of Tokyo they've never seen before, defeating […]
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Twinfinite Thursday, February 3, 2022 5:14 PM
Microsoft Flight Simulator Sim Update 8 & Antonov AN-2 Get New Release Date; Bücker Bü 131 Released; Beaver Gets New Screenshot
Today we have plenty of news about Microsoft Flight Simulator, both on the first-party and third-party fronts. We learn from the official development update that the release date for Sim Update 8 has been changed from the previously scheduled February 22 to March 1. The much-awaited Antonov An-2 by AT Simulations will also be released […]
Twinfinite Thursday, February 3, 2022 4:25 PM
Activision announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of the calendar year 2021, related to the period between October 1 and December 31.
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Twinfinite Thursday, February 3, 2022 3:44 PM
Rocket Panda Games released a new trailer of the upcoming 2D fighting game Phantom Breaker: Omnia showcasing a playable character.
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Siliconera Thursday, February 3, 2022 3:00 PM
The cast of characters in the English version of DOAXVV is growing, as Koei Tecmo announced Tina Armstrong is already available in the game. She's available in the Star Outfit Gacha. It will run until February 17, 2022 and uses V-stones. She wears the Dream Chaser (Tina) SSR swimsuit.
This is something of an unusual addition. Normally, there is a delay between DOAXVV characters being added in Japan and worldwide. However, Tina joined the Japanese version of the game at the end of January 2022. She's also among the few mainline DOA heroines added after launch. Typically, original characters are added.
This means that there's also an English version of the Tina Armstrong DOAXVV trailer. If you turn on closed captions, English subtitles are available. Yuko Nagashima returns to voice her for this spin-off. She's played the pro-wrestler since DOA 2,
Aside from Tina, one of the other new characters in DOAXVV is Koharu. The original heroine showed up back in November 2021.
Dead or Alive Xtreme Venus Vacation is playable in English on PCs via Johren and Steam. Tina Armstrong will be available in the Star Outfit Gacha until February 17, 2022. After it ends, she will only appear on "Tina-exclusive swimsuits" banners.
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Destructoid Thursday, February 3, 2022 7:00 PM
Sometimes not knowing is half the fun This post contains huge spoilers for the entirety of What Remains of Edith...
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Destructoid Thursday, February 3, 2022 6:30 PM
How are you holding up? Because I'm on your ceiling. There was a time when making props from movies, games,...
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Destructoid Thursday, February 3, 2022 6:00 PM
The next wave of Humongous Entertainment adventure games is rolling out on Feb. 10 It's strange to get amped up...
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Destructoid Thursday, February 3, 2022 5:30 PM
The world in the palm of your hand Activision Blizzard released its quarterly earnings report this afternoon, and part of...
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Destructoid Thursday, February 3, 2022 5:00 PM
The new annual membership price will be $139 Amazon intends to increase the price of Amazon Prime in the United...
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Destructoid Thursday, February 3, 2022 4:30 PM
A guy, some clones, and a god walk into a bar… We're just a few weeks away from the launch...
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Destructoid Thursday, February 3, 2022 3:30 PM
Shut Up and Drive Last night saw Sony hold a brand new State of Play presentation, entirely focused on Polyphony...
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, February 3, 2022 9:25 PM
Military Airdrops in Dying Light 2 are scattered all over the city. Most of them are found on rooftops, oftentimes requiring you to complete a jumping puzzle to reach that spot. Here's our Dying Light 2 guide to help you with Military Airdrops and Military Tech. Note: For more information, check out our Dying Light 2 guides and features hub. Dying Light 2 Military Airdrops and Military Tech guide The Military Tech that you find in Dying Light 2 is a very important currency, as it's used to upgrade Nightrunner Tools such as the Paraglider, Grappling Hook, and UV Flashlight. Of course, to grab those, we do need to reach the Military Airdrops themselves. You can then open a side panel with the GRE Key, allowing you to take the Military Tech. For our Dying Light 2 Military Airdrops guide, I've decided to list them based on the zones that you'll visit during the campaign. That means there are zones that you might need to revisit later, as Aiden won't ...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, February 3, 2022 8:10 PM
From time to time, you're presented with opportunities that can lead to grave outcomes in Dying Light 2. Compared to regular dialogue responses, these replies are often accompanied by a timer and split arrows, implying that you need to make a fateful choice. Here's our Dying Light 2 guide to help you with the major decisions and the point of no return. Note: For more information, check out our Dying Light 2 guides and features hub. Likewise, please be reminded that this guide contains massive spoilers. Dying Light 2 major decisions and point of no return guide For the sake of clarity, this Dying Light 2 guide will only discuss the major decisions up to the mission with the point of no return. Also, because the game uses a single autosave system, it was downright impractical to try and see every possible consequence. As such, I've only added info for the ones that I've experienced (which have an asterisk). Still, I'll mention tidbits that came fro...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, February 3, 2022 7:30 PM
[Update – February 2 @ 7:30 PM ET]: Bethesda has confirmed that the date listed in the description is true. Ghostwire: Tokyo will release on March 25. The livestream will be shared down below. The original story, published on February 2, is as follows. Ever since the initial reveal of Ghostwire: Tokyo in 2019, fans have looked forward to the day when they could finally experience it. Long gaps in game updates, as well as some notable developments, left many fans concerned over whether the title would see the light of day. Not only did the game receive a delay from its initial 2021 release date, but the development team also had to deal with the departure of creative director Ikumi Nakamura, and the recent merger with Microsoft. Thankfully, it appears that none of this has spelled doom for Ghostwire: Tokyo, as the description for an upcoming live stream revealed a March 25 release date. According to the YouTube description, Ghostwire: Tokyo transports players into a world wher...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, February 3, 2022 6:50 PM
Immunity is an important factor to consider in Dying Light 2. With the virus spreading out of control, humans need to stay in the sun or they'd turn into the shambling dead. Here's our Dying Light 2 guide to help you increase immunity. Note: For more information, check out our Dying Light 2 guides and features hub. Dying Light 2 guide – How to increase immunity Aiden's maximum immunity in Dying Light 2 is based on his health and stamina levels. As long as you keep leveling these up by using Inhibitors, your immunity will naturally increase. Now, as mentioned earlier, you don't need to worry about immunity as long as it's daytime and the sun is shining on your character. You will, however, need to worry in these situations: It's nighttime (i.e., 7:30 p.m. to 7:59 a.m.). You're exploring the interiors of buildings, tunnels, or sewers. You're running around areas with chemical contamination. During these moments, Aiden̵...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, February 3, 2022 6:00 PM
Dying Light 2 has had a bit of a rough start amidst all of the hype and extensive marketing campaigns. Not only is the game filled with dread-inducing apocalyptic monsters and parkour, but it has a boatload of bugs as well. Having a few bugs on release isn't uncommon for games, but evidently, Dying Light 2 has a very noticeable amount of bugs. Reviewers and fans everywhere are talking more about the parts of the game that don't work than the parts that do. Our review mentioned some of the ways technical issues and janky mechanics bogged down Dying Light 2, and we're not alone in that front. While reviews have been mostly positive, even the most generous of reviews have mentioned the bugs. And if Techland was able to find and fix over 1,000 bugs, my guess is the technical issues were somewhat of a big issue in the game. Day one patch In regards to the state of Dying Light 2, Developer Techland stated, "Within the last two weeks we added over a thousand ...
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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Thursday, February 3, 2022 3:39 PM
The Dow Na'eh Shrine or the Three Boxes is one of the many shrines in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This shrine requires Link to figure out a way to press a big pressure plate in the middle of the room to access a big metal cube that can help reach the […]
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Thursday, February 3, 2022 5:35 PM
It will draw heavy influence from Japanese urban legends
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Thursday, February 3, 2022 3:40 PM
A lot of people are trying to catch them all.
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