GamersHeroes Saturday, February 19, 2022 5:14 PM
GamersHeroes Saturday, February 19, 2022 5:14 PM
Kotaku Saturday, February 19, 2022 7:00 PM
If you are someone who loves playing Final Fantasy XIV, but who hates the idea of NFTs, then you'll be happy to hear that it seems unlikely the two will mix. According to the game's producer and director Naoki Yoshida, NFTs aren't coming to the popular MMO anytime soon. However, Yoshida did explain that he is still…
Kotaku Saturday, February 19, 2022 4:00 PM
Twinfinite Saturday, February 19, 2022 6:48 PM
Today 2K Games and Visual Concepts released a new trailer about the upcoming wrestling game WWE 2K22 focusing on SmackDown wrestlers.
The post WWE 2K22 Gets New Trailer Introducing SmackDown Wrestlers appeared first on Twinfinite.
Twinfinite Saturday, February 19, 2022 6:00 PM
Microsoft Flight Simulator PMDG Boeing 737, Airbus A350, Stockholm Arlanda, & Cork Airports Get Videos & Screenshots; New 757 Announced
Today was a rather intense day for Microsoft Flight Simulator news, with several developers opening the floodgates of assets and info.
Twinfinite Saturday, February 19, 2022 3:51 PM
FromSoftware is close to finally releasing the massively anticipated Elden Ring, and today an extensive new trailer was released.
The post Elden Ring Gets Extensive Overview Trailer Showing Gameplay, Features, & Plenty of Monsters appeared first on Twinfinite.
Siliconera Saturday, February 19, 2022 5:00 PM
Tencent's Lightspeed & Quantum Studios announced an upcoming PUBG: Mobile collaboration with Black Lagoon. It will start sometime in March 2022. During this window, players will be able to get costumes and voice cards of characters from Black Lagoon. However, there is no news yet as to which characters other than Revy will appear. [Thanks, Gamer!]
According to the announcement, PUBG: Mobile's official Twitter account and website will update with more information in the future. The website describes the event skins as "stylish and hardboiled," fitting with the noir action of the source material. Aside from a synopsis of the game and of Black Lagoon, the site does not have much on it. This collaboration seems to be exclusive to the Japanese version of the game.
The manga for Black Lagoon started serialization in 2002, and the anime series ran from April to December 2006. It follows Rokuro "Rock" Okajima after he joins the Lagoon Company and makes a living in Roanapur. Roanapur is a hotspot of multiple criminal organizations, as well as thieves, thugs, assassins, and the like.
PUBG Mobile is available on mobile devices. Past PUBG Mobile collaborations include Sakura Wars and Jujutsu Kaisen. The Black Lagoon event will run in the Japanese server of PUBG Mobile in March 2022.
Siliconera Saturday, February 19, 2022 3:00 PM
The Sword & Shield: Brilliant Stars expansion of the Pokemon Trading Card Game brings together a lot of experiments and ideas into one set. So what Brilliant Stars cards are most enticing? Here are our picks for the coolest, cutest, and most interesting of the bunch! (As well as a few that might see serious play.)
The coolest Brilliant Stars cards
It's hard not to bring up the new VSTAR cards, as they're flashy and powerful! Like previous efforts in the card game to bring evolution back to powerful two-prize creatures, VSTAR pals really ramp up the damage. The special thing: a one-time-use attack or ability.
Their most recent counterpart, VMAX, show up here too. Cards like Kingler VMAX really do look… I mean impressive, though sometimes in a way that's hard to decipher what's going on. Still! When they're played, they get a "whooooa" before the "wait, huh?"
As for the premium stuff? Yeah, gold Arceus VSTAR is cool, but the ultra-rare Single Strike Urshifu VMAX and Rapid Strike Urshifu VMAX are our favorites. The yellow-and-black color scheme and cool outlines really make them stand out.
The most interesting Brilliant Stars cards
While the Pokemon Trading Card Game remains plagued with balance issues that make most cards forever unplayable, it's nice to see efforts to mitigate that when they happen. The latest? Double Turbo Energy. Double Colorless has been a staple of the game for years, largely because it was so good! Too good, some might say? So this new version adds a cost: reduced damage. It mirrors the "agile style" in Pokemon Legends Arceus, so it works from a flavor perspective! And it still might be situationally useful, when you can catch an opponent off-guard by attacking one turn earlier.
The new Empoleon is a fun way to play a Stage 2 card without, you know, the usual hassle. If it's in the discard pile and your hand's empty, you can put it on the bench and draw three cards. It could be fun for decks designed to sift through cards quickly.
The cutest Brilliant Stars cards
There are a ton of Trainer Gallery cards with really impressive art. Our favorites? Eevee romping around Bill's place is fun, and each of its evolutions are fairly charming too.
But cards don't have to be rare to be cute! Like Piplup building a little snow-pal, or Minccino doing some dusting. Shinx playing with its tail is also quite charming. And since the Bidoof's Big Stand short, we're especially susceptible to the cuteness of the new Bidoof card.
The most meta-relevant Brilliant Stars cards
Entei V might see some competitive play! The fire legendary lets you draw an extra card every turn while it's in the lead spot, and a decent low-energy attack makes it a solid early-game option. And if you're not running Fire? Raikou V does the same thing in Electric. (Looking for the Suicune to complete the set? It appeared in Evolving Skies.)
As always, creatures that can use a bench slot to replace a trainer for the turn are nice! So Lumineon V letting you search for the Supporter you need could see some use. Similarly, you do have to evolve it, but Bibarel lets you draw up to five cards every turn and could be worth the effort to protect it. Tornadus rounds out the set with an ability that forces the opponent to swap their Active Pokemon.
The latest Pokemon Trading Card Game expansion, Sword & Shield: Brilliant Stars, launches February 25, 2022.
Destructoid Saturday, February 19, 2022 4:00 PM
Cblogs of 2/12 to 2/18/2022 –Flegma looks at some retro-style indie games that could actually be ported to 8-bit machines...
The post What favorite games of yours follow the 'retro' design trend? appeared first on Destructoid.