Kotaku Saturday, February 26, 2022 5:30 PM
Game Pass is currently one of the best deals in gaming. For $15 a month you get access to a rotating list of 100s of games, from small indies like Unpacking to big blockbusters like Halo: Infinite. You can play them on Xbox or PC, or stream them just about anywhere else. Valve CEO Gabe Newell now says he wouldn't be…
Kotaku Saturday, February 26, 2022 4:00 PM
Super Smash Bros. won't be featured at Evo 2022, the biggest fighting game event of the year. The Sony-owned esports organization announced the loss of the platform fighter in a statement on Twitter today, and appeared to blame the decision on Nintendo, which has historically tried to tightly control how its games are…
Kotaku Saturday, February 26, 2022 2:20 PM
Two Activision Blizzard shareholders have filed lawsuits against the Call of Duty publisher for making allegedly inadequate disclosures in its recent filings with the SEC about its deal to sell to Microsoft for $68.7 billion. The investors further alleged that big payouts for CEO Bobby Kotick and others that would…
Kotaku Saturday, February 26, 2022 12:50 PM
Kotaku Saturday, February 26, 2022 11:30 AM
A clip of a Ukrainian fighter jet blowing up a suspected Russian aircraft started trending on social media yesterday. Many believed it was proof of the exploits of a mysterious and unverified ace pilot called the "Ghost of Kyiv." It was actually fake footage from the 2013 PC game, Digital Combat Simulator: World.
PCGamesN Saturday, February 26, 2022 4:23 PM
We've come a long way from the days of 8-bit games and screens with no backlight, as the Steam Deck reinvents everything you know about handheld gaming. It's not the first of its kind, nor is it the most powerful portable gaming PC out there, but Valve's software-first approach and staggeringly low starting price puts it in a class of its own.
There's nothing quite like the Steam Deck on the market. It carries the same hybrid magic as the Nintendo Switch while marrying it with the versatility of an entry-level gaming PC. Backed by the overwhelming size of the Steam catalogue, no device has ever launched with such a wide array of games to choose from. Valve's even sifting through them all to ensure they're compatible with the device, and you shouldn't be afraid to dive into unverified titles - most I tried worked with the combination of trackpads and intuitive controller customisation.
But you shouldn't get sucked into the vortex of potential and promises. The Steam Deck is not yet a finished product, and it'll take more polish for it to join the ranks of historical hall of famers like the Game Boy.Best SSD for gaming, How to build a gaming PC, Best gaming CPU
PCGamesN Saturday, February 26, 2022 1:13 PM
It's already one of the best platform games on PC, but 2018's Celeste also won the trophy for the Best Independent Game at The Game Awards that year. This month, however, YouTuber PrestigeIsKey discovered that trophy when shopping for a replica on eBay - which apparently the developer never received.
It wasn't just one of our favourite games of 2018, platformer Celeste is also an excellent example of LGBT+ characters done right. It won the best indie game trophy at the TGAs for 2018 over the likes of Into The Breach, Return of the Obra Dinn, and The Messenger - but the team never received the trophy again afterward.
Events took a funny turn this month when YouTuber and streamer PrestigeIsKey went looking for a replica Game Award on eBay and discovered a "Game Awards Game Trophy" for $500. The seller says it "came from one of our liquidation sources" but otherwise didn't know where it came from. Upon unboxing it, PrestigeIsKey discovered it was clearly marked as the award for Celeste.Celeste: a platformer about anxiety, The best PC games of 2018: Celeste, PCGN Awards 2018
PCGamesN Saturday, February 26, 2022 12:02 PM
The developer of Factorio has begun experimenting with "proper controller support" for one of the best management games on PC, with the goal of implementing it "later this year" - a decision it came to while trying Factorio on Valve's Steam Deck handheld.
With the Steam Deck now officially out, the first owners of Valve's new portable gaming PC are finding out its quirks - as Factorio developer Wube Software discovered regarding their own strategy game and reported in a new blog post. While Factorio was initially used to advertise the Steam Deck, and it apparently "technically works great", the team ran into trouble with the controls.
"Factorio was designed always with only mouse and keyboard in mind," explains developer Twinsen. They show a video of them getting it working, but it apparently requires players to make their "own controller configuration using Steam Input, trying to map the Steam Deck's buttons to keyboard and mouse interactions" - which apparently also needs "a lot of patience and a good understanding of Steam Input's action sets, layers, radial menus, et cetera."
PCGamesN Saturday, February 26, 2022 11:21 AM
2015's Batman Arkham Knight is arguably the ultimate Batman game, and certainly among the greatest comic book games ever made. It boasts an open-world Gotham City that still looks good today, you come up against most of the franchise's stellar rogues' gallery - even an undead Joker - and it features the perfect evolution of developer Rocksteady's influential combat system. So what happened to Batman Arkham Knight 2?
Rocksteady has since moved on to Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League, with Batman Arkham Origins developer Warner Bros Montreal working on Gotham Knights. Granted, they're not in the same universe, but both games are seemingly Batman-less.
It wasn't supposed to be this way, however. While Batman Arkham Knight apparently concludes with Bruce Wayne's death, the true ending offers a flash forward to a potential future-set sequel. In this new world, Commissioner Gordon is mayor, Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon are married and have retired from fighting crime, and an almost demonic Dark Knight has appeared on the scene.Arkham Knight System Requrirements
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, February 26, 2022 4:59 PM
I first encountered the Taiko no Tatsujin series in an arcade in Tokyo, but now it's even less accessible: it's out on PC but only via the Microsoft store. If you're willing to make that journey, you'll also be greeted by two new DLCs which adds Studio Ghibli tracks and music from classic Bandai Namco games.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, February 26, 2022 4:38 PM
So, James' Steam Deck review suggests the new handheld PC is pretty good. Good news for Valve, bad news for my wallet. I've apparently got a month before I need to commit to buying one, however, according to details laid out by Valve of when emails will go out to those who were first in-line with pre-orders.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, February 26, 2022 4:05 PM
Valve have no plans for a Game Pass-style subscription service, according to Gabe Newell. They're not against helping Microsoft launch Game Pass on Steam, though.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, February 26, 2022 3:22 PM
In between the Steam Deck reviews and Gabe Newell interviews yesterday came a surprise announcement of a new, short game from Valve. Aperture Desk Job takes place in the Portal universe and stars Grady, a new personality core, setting you product testing challenges while you sit in front of controls that look suspicously like a Steam Deck.
You won't need a Steam Deck to play it, though, when it launches on March 1st.
Twinfinite Saturday, February 26, 2022 3:30 PM
Microsoft Flight Simulator KC-10/DC-10, Cirrus Vision Jet, Puerto Plata, & DuPage Airports Get New Screenshots
Today third-party developers released new screenshots about add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator, on top of new information
Twinfinite Saturday, February 26, 2022 1:54 PM
Star Citizen developer Cloud Imperium Games released two new videos about the growing space simulator focusing on upcoming starships.
The post Star Citizen Gets New Video Showing Upcoming Ships as Crowdfunding Passes $440 Million appeared first on Twinfinite.
Twinfinite Saturday, February 26, 2022 12:44 PM
Bushiroad released new gameplay of its upcoming game dedicated to the popular manga and anime series Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid.
The post Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid Game for PS4 & Switch Reveals New Gameplay Showing Kanna & More appeared first on Twinfinite.
Twinfinite Saturday, February 26, 2022 11:27 AM
This Sunday, February 27 is Pokemon Day, and a special Pokemon Presents broadcast was announced to celebrate the event. These events are similar to Pokemon Directs and can include information on main series games, spin-offs, mobile games, and more. Of course, once the broadcast was announced, everyone's minds started running wild with potential announcement ideas. […]
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Siliconera Saturday, February 26, 2022 3:00 PM
Witch Watch is a manga that feels like it is covering quite a few genres. We have a situation where two teenagers with special abilities show up. There are hints that one, a witch named Nico, will eventually be in danger and need her bodyguard/familiar, an ogre named Morihito, to step up. It also can sometimes seem like some romantic comedy elements come into play, since the duo share some chemistry. However at its outset, what really ensures it works is the occasionally ridiculous dynamic and situations the two get into as a young witch trying to do good and young man attempting to save her from herself.
Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities for Witch Watch to get silly. The dynamic between Morihito and Nico is a good example. He's a very grounded and pragmatic individual. He's often realistic. She's more idealistic and naive. It allows for opportunities for Nico to be over the top, while Morihito can be the voice of reason and save the day.
A good example comes when Nico shows Morihito what her magic can do. She wants to show how she can use a spell to turn anything to paper. Since he's unwilling to provide any of his things as an example, due to her breaking his favorite mug with another spell, she casts it on herself. She then… blows away. He chases her down and needs to destroy a wall so she doesn't suddenly become 3D again when trapped in a crack between two buildings.
It also means we get moments in which we see Nico's idealized version of a situation and the reality of it all. For example, Morihito and Nico reuniting is a good example. She expects a scene out of a shojo manga. One where the two immediately blush, promise to never part again, and walk away as a couple. In reality, she crashes through the glass patio door, he's all business when they reintroduce themselves, and immediately sees it as a "can't be helped" situation.
This is all a good set up for upcoming events. The Witch Watch manga hints that something bad is coming. It is part of why Morihito is her bodyguard in the first place. By establishing this tone, there's a sense of what the dynamic could be. The stage is being set for both characters to grow. This first volume establishes Nico's desire to help people. There's her willingness to try. We also see Morihito grow to accept who he is and his power. As the story goes on in the initial chapters, we see him willingly use his strength for the sake of Nico and others.
Witch Watch is lighthearted, which works for it. We already have an idea things will eventually turn serious. There are also hints at the strength both Morihito and Nico will possess. But it also seems like Kenta Shinohara understands there is no rush to get to dire situations. As such, for now people can just enjoy the silliness of the situation. Which given the dynamic between the characters and their personalities, works quite well.
Siliconera Saturday, February 26, 2022 12:00 PM
The voice cast for the upcoming anime adaptation of Fuuto PI has appeared. The sequel to Kamen Rider W, the anime will feature the return of two voice actors from the Kamen Rider: memory of heroez video game, as well as several popular veteran voice actors. The announcement appeared alongside the release of a new teaser trailer and official website.
Here's the Fuuto PI cast:
Both Makoto Furukawa and Yoshimasa Hosoya will reprise their respective characters from the Kamen Rider: memory of heroez video game. Furukawa has also appeared in other anime series such as The Vampire Dies in No Time and My Hero Academia. Hosoya has also appeared in My Hero Academia, and voiced Sonon Kusakabe from FFVII Remake: Intergrade.
Notably, many members of the cast are industry veterans in their own right. Mikako Komatsu voices B. Jenet from The King of Fighters XV, and has previously appeared in the Demon Slayer and Jujutsu Kaisen anime series. Similarly, Koki Uchiyama voices Toge Inumaki in Jujutsu Kaisen and Rui from Demon Slayer. Akira Sekine voiced Akira Kazama in Street Fighter V. Lastly, Daisuke Ono voices Jotaro Kujo from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and many other anime series.
Fuuto PI will begin airing in August 2022. It will air on Tokyo MX and debut exclusively on the streaming platform U-NEXT. Funimation also announced plans to stream the anime on its platform.
Destructoid Saturday, February 26, 2022 5:00 PM
Destructoid Saturday, February 26, 2022 4:00 PM
Cblogs of 2/19 to 2/25/2022 -Sapato64 is already feeling the pressure in Elden Ring. -Sleeves asks which online games wore...
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Destructoid Saturday, February 26, 2022 3:18 PM
General location name spoilers below, as spoiler-free as humanly possible If you're wondering how to respec in Elden Ring, you've...
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Destructoid Saturday, February 26, 2022 3:00 PM
The 'other' cyberpunk action-RPG Publisher Curve Games has announced that its dystopian cyberpunk adventure The Ascent will be making its...
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Destructoid Saturday, February 26, 2022 1:00 PM
The original Twisted Metal… kinda Retro publisher Hamster is taking time out from its steady slew of shmup re-releases to...
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Destructoid Saturday, February 26, 2022 11:00 AM
Or, uh, just keep your controller *really still* This is a pretty straightforward pointer for Elden Ring players on PS4/PS5,...
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, February 26, 2022 5:55 PM
Caria Manor is a location in Elden Ring's Liurnia of the Lakes region. You're not required to visit it as part of the campaign, but there are some neat rewards. It will also lead you to a fairly lengthy quest chain that culminates in the discovery of secret areas. Here's our Elden Ring guide to help you with Caria Manor and Royal Knight Loretta. Note: For more information, check out our Elden Ring guides and features hub. Elden Ring guide – Caria Manor and Royal Knight Loretta To reach Caria Manor in Elden Ring, make sure you're at the southwestern portion of Liurnia of the Lakes. Follow the shoreline until you see a sloping path uphill. The closest landmark is the converted tower and, past that, is one of the region's Minor Erdtrees. Continue north while following the main road. Soon, you'll come across Kingsrealm Ruins. There are several mobs here and the way is barricaded by a wall. But, you can hit it to reveal the pathway beyond...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, February 26, 2022 12:10 PM
Sellia Town of Sorcery is an area in the Caelid region of Elden Ring. The road is perilous and the enemies are relentless, but we'll meet some pals, complete a mission, and collect lots of loot. Here's our Elden Ring Sellia Town of Sorcery guide to help you with the Sellia's Secret quest and Gowry's tasks. Note: For more information, check out our Elden Ring guides and features hub. Elden Ring Sellia Town of Sorcery guide – Sellia's Secret and Gowry Meeting Gowry and getting the Unalloyed Gold Needle To reach Sellia Town of Sorcery in Elden Ring, we'll need to travel all the way to the southeastern section of Caelid. Follow the main road, but be vigilant since there are numerous monsters along the way. As the road loops around, you should find a man, Gowry, in his shack (watch out for the Stray Dog Totem). Gowry says that he will tell you the origins of Sellia Town of Sorcery, if you find an Unalloyed Gold Needle. To get this item, m...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Saturday, February 26, 2022 11:20 AM
The Divine Tower of Caelid is a fairly important location in Elden Ring. Trying to get there can be a challenge, since it will test how good you are when it comes to jumping around. Here's our Elden Ring guide to help you with the Divine Tower of Caelid jumping puzzles, Radahn's Great Rune, and the Godskin Apostle boss. Note: For more information, check out our Elden Ring guides and features hub. Elden Ring Divine Tower of Caelid guide – Radahn's Great Rune and Godskin Apostle Elden Ring Divine Tower of Caelid (outer area) You'll find Elden Ring's Divine Tower of Caelid in the northern section of the region. The closest fast travel point is Dragonbarrow West and, once you approach the structure, you'll see large branches that connect to it. To be on the safe side, follow the branch as it leads to the lower area then eliminate the Redmane Soldier there. Climb up and take out the other foe, too. You can then use Torrent to double jump p...