Kotaku Tuesday, February 22, 2022 7:30 PM
Until today, Ubisoft had been planning on holding a "Six Major", a competitive event for Rainbow Six Siege players, in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. After a massive fan protest on social media, though, the publisher has now decided to move the tournament to another "region".
Kotaku Tuesday, February 22, 2022 7:00 PM
Elden Ring may look a lot like Dark Souls but, as far as we know right now, it's entirely its own thing in terms of narrative and lore. That doesn't mean, however, there aren't legitimate links between From Software's latest action RPG and previous games like Demon's Souls, Bloodborne, and even Armored Core.
Kotaku Tuesday, February 22, 2022 6:45 PM
Atlus' announcement on Twitter yesterday that the long-dormant Shin Megami Tensei spin-off series Soul Hackers was being revived came as quite a shock to fans. However, the surprises didn't stop there, as the trailer for the poppy, hacker-centric sequel also revealed that the game has a female protagonist, something…
Kotaku Tuesday, February 22, 2022 6:15 PM
The Call of Duty series, a sales juggernaut since its debut in 2003, will for the first time in decades be skipping a year in 2023, following reports that Activision has delayed next year's mainline game.
Kotaku Tuesday, February 22, 2022 5:30 PM
Easily one of the worst trends to hit PC gaming in the last decade has been the obsession major publishers have had with creating their own launchers and digital marketplaces, moves which have done little for the user but make botting up a game fiddlier and more tedious.
Kotaku Tuesday, February 22, 2022 4:20 PM
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 22, 2022 6:59 PM
The next big Minecraft update is 1.19, but before we can truly start looking forward to that, there's one more minor update coming our way. We've already gotten a couple of pre-release snapshots for 1.18.2, and as usual, that means we're very close to the proper launch. In fact, the devs have already confirmed the Minecraft 1.18.2 release date.
Minecraft 1.18.2 is scheduled to launch on February 28, "if everything goes as expected", the devs say. (Meaning, if no major issues are discovered with the incoming pre-releases or release candidates.) This update is one that's focused largely on technical changes that won't impact end users very much.
If you're interested in bigger new stuff, however, the first experimental snapshot for 1.19 launched last week. That'll give you a chance to delve into the Deep Dark biome, come face-to-face with the Warden, check out some sculk blocks, and explore the Ancient City.Minecraft console commands, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 22, 2022 6:06 PM
There will be no new Call of Duty in 2023, according to a new report. 2022's game, developed by Infinity Ward and rumoured to be Modern Warfare II, is still expected to launch this year. 2023 would be the first year since 2004 without a Call of Duty launch.
The delay is coming in response to last year's Vanguard failing to meet expectations, "leading some executives to believe that they're introducing new versions too rapidly," according to Jason Schreier at Bloomberg. Treyarch is said to be working on the now-delayed game, and will reportedly be assisting on a new free-to-play online game, separate from Warzone, to help fill the gap in 2023.
Activision Blizzard officially confirmed that this year's Call of Duty was in development at Infinity Ward earlier this month. The publisher said that "the team is working on the most ambitious plan in franchise history, with industry-leading innovation and a broadly appealing franchise setting", which matches the tone of earlier reports suggesting that this would be a direct sequel to the recent Modern Warfare.
PCGamesN Tuesday, February 22, 2022 5:21 PM
Last year, I saw a trailer for an upcoming Metroidvania called Souldiers, and I thought the combat looked so fantastic that I published a headline to that exact effect. Today, I've played a bit of Souldiers, and I'm happy to report that it feels pretty great with controller in hand, too. If you like the idea of a non-linear exploration-focused platformer with chunky melee combat, you should probably check out this Steam Next Fest demo.
With an RPG-style leveling system, Souldiers leans more 'vania than Metroid, and there's even a bit of Souls in there. (The devs say 'Soulslike' on the Steam page, I promise this isn't just me.) With the default Scout class, you've got a light attack with a horizontal slash and a heavy attack with vertical range, and enemies tend to position themselves just so that you have to be particular about which you're using.
A dodge roll, a stamina-dependent block, and a parry that you can time for big follow-up damage complete those Souls comparisons, and even in the early parts of the game the demo showcases, it all comes together quite well.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 22, 2022 6:17 PM
Wordle is a daily puzzle game in which you've got six guesses to identify a word. Dordle doubled it, having you guess two words on two boards at the same time. Then Quordle doubled it again, making it four.
Child's play. I'm here to talk about Octordle, in which your guesses are input into eight games of Wordle simultaneously.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 22, 2022 5:35 PM
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 22, 2022 4:54 PM
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker brought a close to some of the long-running MMO's story arcs, but it's far from the end for a game that proved so popular Square Enix briefly removed it from sale. In a live broadcast earlier this week, producer and director Naoki Yoshida outlined future ambitions, including making it possible to play all "main scenario dungeons of A Realm Reborn" with NPC pals instead of other players.
Yoshida also mentioned the game's first planned graphical update, and a partial roadmap of new content to come in future patches.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Tuesday, February 22, 2022 4:05 PM
Twinfinite Tuesday, February 22, 2022 8:31 PM
Can't get enough of the popular "Poke-Lid" enameled manhole designs? Three more have just been unveiled in Koka City in Japan to celebrate Ninja Day, and naturally, Greninja is featured in each of these new designs. Since the Pokemon that are picked for the manhole designs represent the charm of the region in which they […]
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Twinfinite Tuesday, February 22, 2022 6:57 PM
Last week, we saw the first two episodes of "Sweet Winter with Pokemon," the series of short videos about a man who cooks Pokemon-themed food alongside his Pokemon partners. The videos are live-action and use incredibly adorable CGI for the Pokemon characters. The third and final episode of this series has just been released, and […]
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Twinfinite Tuesday, February 22, 2022 6:41 PM
If you're into MMORPGs, you may remember Heroes of Incredible Tales, also known as HIT developed by Nat Games. A sequel is coming.
The post Upcoming MMORPG HIT 2 Reveals Character Models In New Trailer appeared first on Twinfinite.
Twinfinite Tuesday, February 22, 2022 6:12 PM
Microsoft Flight Simulator Freeware Airbus A330neo Gets Dev Update; Gaya Ground Service Equipment Shows New Pushback Tractor
Today third-party developers had some interesting reveals to make about add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Destructoid Tuesday, February 22, 2022 6:30 PM
Destructoid Tuesday, February 22, 2022 5:45 PM
Fans aren't happy, and I don't blame them The Street Fighter series is known for its vibrant intensity, something that...
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Destructoid Tuesday, February 22, 2022 5:00 PM
Check out the best of what's next in Steam's demo fest It's time again for the Steam Next Fest. Developers...
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Destructoid Tuesday, February 22, 2022 4:00 PM
This week's REAL fighting game reveal The ironically named SUBTLE STYLE (all caps) has announced a new sequel to its...
The post Doujin fighter sequel EN-EINS PERFEKTWELT Anastasis coming in 2022 appeared first on Destructoid.
Destructoid Tuesday, February 22, 2022 3:30 PM
The party just got bigger The obstacle course-royale Fall Guys is bringing its platforms much closer together. Today, Mediatonic launched a new...
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Destructoid Tuesday, February 22, 2022 3:00 PM
Break out your skateboard Following on from a previously spotted ESRB rating and a recent Amazon leak, ININ Games has...
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, February 22, 2022 8:30 PM
Those who kept track of news surrounding the Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker expansion may remember the long queue times that plagued its launch. In short, Endwalker received so many players that they inadvertently overwhelmed the game's servers, which led to Square Enix temporarily halting free trials and further sales of Final Fantasy XIV. Naturally, these server issues gradually eased up, convincing Square Enix to resume sales of the game late last month. At the time, this did not coincide with a reversal of the company's free trial suspension, but that finally changes today, according to an announcement by the official Final Fantasy XIV Twitter account. What to expect in the free trial Once new players register for the trial, they will get the opportunity to experience the entire base game as well as the Heavensward expansion without paying a cent. The content featured in these campaigns includes around 375 Main Story Quests alongside a whole host of trials, raid...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, February 22, 2022 7:01 PM
For the first time in nearly two decades, a Call of Duty game may skip a year. The annual tradition of shoehorning Captain Price in a game is set to end, according to a report by Bloomberg. Activision Blizzard will supposedly delay the Call of Duty game scheduled for 2023, as candid concerns regarding quality and oversaturation have entered talking points. The news comes shortly after the publisher officially announced Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Earlier this month, Activision confirmed the rumors in a community update. Modern Warfare 2, led by series veterans Infinity Ward, will have an all-new engine, and is being developed along with a new Warzone "from the ground-up." However, Bloomberg's report says that "a recent entry" (likely Vanguard) didn't meet Activision's expectations. Concerned that the company has been "introducing new versions too rapidly," Activision has supposedly delayed Call of Duty game to follow M...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, February 22, 2022 6:30 PM
Marvel may have a stronghold in the film industry, but this economic dominance may not hold true for the video game world. It's not like the property is failing in the hands of gamers, but publisher Square Enix certainly was expecting more out of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy and its sales. The company revealed so in a press briefing where, despite strong reviews, the Guardians of the Galaxy game "undershot" expectations. In general, Square Enix's reports that its net sales are lower this fiscal year compared to the previous year which saw releases of games like Final Fantasy VII Remake and Marvel's Avengers. While Square Enix certainly didn't have a powerhouse like those two this year, the disappointing nature of the Guardians of the Galaxy release is only emphasized by the game's high scores. Superhero fatigue It appears Square Enix intends to continue supporting the game, however. The company intends to drive up sales for ...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, February 22, 2022 5:15 PM
Supermassive Games, the makers of The Dark Pictures series, has filed a new trademark for 'The Quarry.' There isn't much information to parse in the listing, however the filing did come with a logo for the project. Presumably, The Quarry could be the name for a new IP by the horror team. All we can tell at the moment is that it is a game, assuredly taking place in a quarry. VGC dug up a little more information on the project. According to the report, The Quarry is getting published by 2K and the plan is to release it sometime this year. The logo, filed alongside the EUIPO listing, doesn't match anything from The Dark Pictures Anthology. Its look resembles something done using a paintbrush, with matching blotches and drips. The Quarry likely isn't connected to Supermassive's narrative horror series. However, that's not to say it isn't possible. Following the most recent with House of Ashes, there may be at least five more chapter...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Tuesday, February 22, 2022 4:30 PM
Developer Mediatonic has released the mid-season update for Season 6 of Fall Guys. Amongst other smaller changes, the big news is that Fall Guys' PC and PlayStation communities can now play together thanks to the introduction of cross-play. In the announcement blog post, the developer credits Epic Games' "swanky tech," for making this possible. Previously, cross-play was only available in Custom Shows. But as of today's update, all playlists support it. This includes all team-based game modes, like Squads Show and Squads Duos. Furthermore, the post hints that similar support may be following for both Switch and Xbox by describing this as a "first step." Fall Guys players wanting to take advantage of cross-play will have to have a linked Epic Games account. Those who haven't done this yet will be prompted to the first time they launch Fall Guys after downloading this update. Once that's done players can freely add and invit...
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, February 22, 2022 3:55 PM
Bring home a statue of Amicia and Hugo.
The post A Plague Tale: Requiem Collector's Edition Revealed appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Tuesday, February 22, 2022 3:12 PM
What Lego Sports games can we expect from this new partnership?
The post 2K Reportedly Secures Lego License For Sports Games appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.
Latest Games on Play iDev Games Tuesday, February 22, 2022 5:04 PM
When Grendel Jinx is mugged, she wants her stuff back - and recruit the thief as well...