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Kotaku Thursday, April 7, 2022 9:10 PM

Among Us didn't invent the word, I know, but it's certainly responsible for its explosion in popularity over the last few years, so it shouldn't be too surprising to see "sus" finally make it onto the game show Jeopardy.


Kotaku Thursday, April 7, 2022 8:46 PM

Last month Gran Turismo 7 director Kazunori Yamauchi apologised to fans angry at the state of the game's microtransactions, announcing a credits handout and a promise to "dramatically change GT7's car economy to help make amends" in the wake of some disastrous downtime. The first of those changes has now hit.


Kotaku Thursday, April 7, 2022 8:00 PM

While long-time fans of the series will know that Ms. Pac-Man is the wife of Mr. Pac-Man, and appeared as such in the 1984 side-scroller Pac-Land, a new re-release of the game has gone to the trouble of changing the character.


Kotaku Thursday, April 7, 2022 5:55 PM

Facebook parent company Meta reportedly has plans to launch a new digital currency for the metaverse. Internally, employees at Meta are calling the unannounced currency "Zuck Bucks." These new digital dollars won't likely be connected to any kind of blockchain, but don't worry; Meta, led by CEO Mark Zuckerberg, has…


Kotaku Thursday, April 7, 2022 5:00 PM

An anime YouTuber boldly edited down the entirety of Naruto, filler arcs and all, into an "easier" and more pleasant viewing experience.


Kotaku Thursday, April 7, 2022 4:20 PM

The latest version of Unreal Engine was released on April 5, and game developers are already trying to figure out how to make their wildest dreams into photorealistic reality. Enter Volod, a video game tech artist who has created a cool Superman-style flight demo out of the assets from a The Matrix-themed asset pack…


Kotaku Thursday, April 7, 2022 3:20 PM

If you're agonizing over which class to play in Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, allow me. The game has a clear best class: the Clawbringer.


Kotaku Thursday, April 7, 2022 3:00 PM

In maybe the swiftest escalation of 2022, gaming YouTuber and experimental rapper IShowSpeed was banned from Valorant (and other Riot Games titles) and potentially YouTube for demeaning a female player in Riot's tactical hero shooter. IShowSpeed has since apologized for his behavior, saying he was "not having a good…


Kotaku Thursday, April 7, 2022 2:45 PM

Activision Blizzard announced a big win for its part-time developers today as it battles an ongoing union push at one of the big studios behind Call of Duty: Warzone. Contract QA staff across the company will be converted to full-time, and also see their minimum hourly rate raised to $20. That's a big deal for some of…


Kotaku Thursday, April 7, 2022 2:30 PM

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is here and it's great! After a long wait made longer by some delays, the latest and biggest entry in the Lego Star Wars series is finally out on all major platforms. And while these games have never been known for their difficulty, I have some useful tips to share about how to skip…


PCGamesN Thursday, April 7, 2022 6:54 PM
     GOG will refocus on retro PC gaming

GOG was once at the forefront of making retro PC gaming legally available to the masses, but over the years the store has focused more and more on modern games and features to compete with the likes of Steam. Now, the folks running the store want to return it to its roots: a service focused on good old games.

"Originally, GOG stood for Good Old Games," the company says in a new blog post. "The idea for the company was born from the wish to play older games in a legal and easy-to-use way. As the classic games hold a special place in our heart, we'd like to devote more attention to highlighting them. It means that our goal is for GOG to become, once again, the best place for the classic PC games."

You can look to the recent release of The Wheel of Time for an idea of what this means in practical terms. The 1999 adaptation of Robert Jordan's novel series got a gentle remaster courtesy of GOG and Nightdive Studios, updated to run at modern resolutions on modern computers.

PCGamesN Thursday, April 7, 2022 4:20 PM
     Victoria 3 will let you switch sides to lead a revolution

One of the new systems that will be introduced in Victoria 3 handles revolutions, which is what happens when enough people in your nation get so sick of you that they take up arms to depose you. In a grand strategy game as complex as Victoria 3 is shaping up to be, it's certainly not hard to imagine having a game go that sour, but the good news is that you've got a way out: you can opt to switch sides and join the revolutionaries.

As Victoria 3 lead designer Mikael Andersson explains in the latest dev diary, this is a risky move: whichever side winds up losing in the revolution gets completely annexed by the other, and it's game over. However, if you've been a particularly inept ruler and things are looking pretty dire, you'll be able to jump ship and take control of the revolutionary side during the diplomatic play phase of escalation.

The way revolutions start up looks interesting, too. Movements arise when some segment of your population wants a change to your laws. They might want to restore something you've changed, they might want to prevent you from changing something, or they might want something completely new - maybe universal suffrage, or workplace safety standards.

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PCGamesN Thursday, April 7, 2022 4:17 PM
     Unionising QA workers won't get raises from Activision Blizzard

Earlier today, Activision Blizzard announced that it would move its 1,100 US-based temporary QA workers to full-time status, and increase the minimum salary for those roles across the company to $20 per hour. However, a spokesperson for the company has now confirmed to Bloomberg that these raises will not apply to workers at Raven Software, many of whom are pushing for unionisation.

Activision Blizzard says the lack of raises for QA workers at Raven Software are "due to legal obligations under the National Labor Relations Act." The company says "whether Raven workers choose to unionise has nothing to do with the salary increases elsewhere for Activision's QA workers." You can read the full report at Bloomberg.

"Make no mistake, all credit for Activision Blizzard's latest move to give all temporary and contingent QA team members full-time employment and a raise should go to the workers," the Communications Workers of America says in a statement shared to social media. "It's especially galling then that Activision has excluded Raven Software QA workers, who have been at the forefront of this effort, from these benefits. The company's assertion that the National Labor Relations Act prevents them from including Raven workers is clearly an effort to divide workers and undermine their effort to form a union."

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, April 7, 2022 5:23 PM

Nvidia's RTX 3080 is the most powerful GPU recommended in our roundup of the best graphics cards, as it offers a ton more performance than the RTX 3070 and 3070 Ti - without the huge expense of the RTX 3080 Ti, RTX 3090 or RTX 3090 Ti. Therefore, it's extremely exciting to see the RTX 3080 available at Laptops Direct for a recent low price of £860, some £100 below the cheapest RTX 3080 card on Amazon.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, April 7, 2022 4:53 PM

Crucial has discounted its most popular RAM kit, a 2x8GB kit rated at 3200MT/s CL16. This is right at the sweet spot for price versus performance, and is a great choice if you're building a new PC or upgrading an older one. Normally these 16GB kits cost £55 or more, but today you can pick up this Ballistix memory for £46.79, the lowest price we've ever seen on RAM of this specification - and more than £20 off its RRP.

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Twinfinite Thursday, April 7, 2022 7:52 PM
     The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the winners of the 2022 BAFTA Games Awards today, and Sony Interactive Entertainment's Returnal took the most categories over other games released in 2021. The third-person shooter roguelike won in four categories, including Best Game and Performer In A Leading Role with Jane Perry as the […]

Twinfinite Thursday, April 7, 2022 4:18 PM
     Today Aniplex announced that a new City Hunter anime movie is in production to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the original series.

Twinfinite Thursday, April 7, 2022 3:43 PM
     In a press release, Faerie Afterlight developer Clay Game Studio have partnered with publisher Mastiff for the upcoming Steam release. Though, despite the partnership the release date remains as a vague "coming soon" on Steam and the press release only promises "later this summer." Faerie Afterlight is summarized as: The player controls Kimo and Wispy […]

Twinfinite Thursday, April 7, 2022 2:50 PM
     To celebrate the upcoming anniversary of Studio Ghibli's hit fantasy adventure, Bandai Namco is creating a new line of products themed around Princess Mononoke. So far, there are three different items up for pre-order: a clock, playing cards, and a movie poster. You can check out each of the products, their pricing, and brief descriptions […]

Twinfinite Thursday, April 7, 2022 2:22 PM
     Today third-party developers have shared news about upcoming add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator, including aircraft and scenery.

Siliconera Thursday, April 7, 2022 3:00 PM

How to Recruit Skelly in Chrono Cross

There are a lot of characters in Chrono Cross that require a certain item before you can add them to your party. One of the more involved ones is Skelly. This is because you need to get his Angry Scapula, Good Backbone, Heavy Skull, Mixed Bones, Pelvic Bone, and Sturdy Ribs first. All of this can be done fairly early on in the game, but you need to visit a lot of different places first. So, to help you out, here's how to recruit Skelly in Chrono Cross.

Editor's Note: To help provide a sense of context, there will be some Chrono Cross spoilers regarding early events so people know when they can get some of Skelly's bones in Another World. However, there are no spoilers about his past.

How to Recruit Skelly in Chrono Cross

The first part of Skelly can be gotten right after you've come to Another World. Serge will need to head to Termina, either with Kid or Leena. This means passing through Fossil Valley. That's where you'll find the Heavy Skull and start the Skelly sidequest in Chrono Cross.

First, go to the upper path and ladder in Fossil Valley. Lie and tell the guard blocking it that you are an exorcist. Once you are in the new area, you'll hear about a strange sound. Go to the head of the fossil to get Skelly's skull.

As a quick aside, in this same area and at this same time, you can get Draggy's egg. Just descend the ladder on the left. If a guard tries to warn you, you're climbing down the right one. In this area, you'll see an egg in the nest. That's Draggy! Bear in mind that if you do take it, you will need to fight a Dodo. That opponent is pretty strong, so you may want to come back to grab the egg later when you're stronger.

When you get the next piece of Skelly depends on which character you sneak into Viper Manor with during the story. if you choose to go to Viper Mansion with Nikki, you will pretty much immediately get a chance to get his Angry Scapula. When Nikki goes into the waterfall, you'll find the bone if you choose to read a very visible letter on the ground. If you decided to head to the mansion with Guile or Pierre, you will need to wait until after you have Korcha/Macha's boat and can return to the mainland. If you head into the Shadow Forest to the right of the manor, then head left until you reach the waterfalls, you can go into the cave under the bottom left waterfall to get this part.

If you didn't add Nikki to Serge's party in Chrono Cross, your next piece of Skelly will appear in Guldove after your escape from Viper Manor. First, talk to the Element Trader outside of Doc's house. This person will give you Skelly's Pelvic Bone.

Before you leave Guldove, you need to visit Orlha's bar. There is a dwarf in a helmet with a key item. If you talk with them a few times, they will give you a Green Tinkler. This is an item you need to explore the Hydra Marshes. Once you leave Guldove, you can either go get the Angry Scapula, if you missed it, or head off to grab a Good Backbone. The Shadow Forest's enemies are a little less challenging, so I'd recommend getting that bone first.

How to Recruit Skelly in Chrono Cross

After that, you can go to the Hydra Marshes in Another World. Those are east of Arni. First, take the left path to get the Safety Gear. You don't need to equip it. However, just having it means you won't take any damage while exploring the area. (The water is toxic.) Backtrack to the beginning area, and head up to the north path. Use the Green Tinkler on the plant you see as you continue upward. It will then allow Serge to access the area where Skelly's Good Backbone is. Just head east, then go south. Head into a small cave to the far bottom right that is along the bottom-most path. It is right behind a treasure chest. If you investigate with the action button inside there, you will get Skelly's backbone.

As another aside, you can get an essential item to recruit another character while you're here. On the path to the Good Backbone, you'll see an option to head to the east. If you go there, you'll see two enemies near a treasure chest. Beat them and open the chest to get NeoFio's Life Sparkle. You can take that to Viper Manor's roof immediately after leaving the marshes to recruit that character.

The last two parts of Skelly are both on islands you can reach with Korcha's/Macha's boat immediately after leaving Guldove for the first time. If you go as far north as possible and head to the east, you can dock at the Isle of the Damned. Go north in this first area and head to the upper left. There's a small cave like the one in the Hydra's Marsh. Head inside and press the action button to get Mixed Bones.

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After that, go south until you reach the Water Dragon Isle. If you head north up the rocks to the person standing up ahead, you can talk to them to get Sturdy Ribs.

Once you have all of the bones, immediately return to Termina. Head to the second level of the main area, and stop by the house to the right of the statue. Speak to the person sitting beside the window. Watch the climax of the sidequest, then give Skelly a moment. After you walk back inside, you can talk to Skelly and finally recruit him.

Skelly's innate element in Chrono Cross is Black. He also can equip gloves, much like Mojo, NeoFio, and Poshul, three other characters who will likely be in your party by the time you acquire him.

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition is available on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

The post How to Recruit Skelly in Chrono Cross appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Thursday, April 7, 2022 2:10 PM

Resident Evil 3 Concept Art Shows Umbrella Making Nemesis

Ahead of the PS5 and Xbox Series X ports of some Resident Evil games, Capcom's been sharing art and details about the titles on social media. One of the latest pictures involves one of the series' more famous B.O.W. Tyrants. Four pieces of concept art from Resident Evil 3 show Nemesis over the course of the character's life.

There are four pieces of Nemesis concept art combined into a single Resident Evil 3 image. Many of them show the Tyrant as a work in progress at Umbrella's labs. In one case, there's evidence of an incident in which people working on the project were injured. In the final picture, people see Nemesis meeting Jill Valentine in Raccoon City.
Resident Evil 3 Concept Art Shows Umbrella Making Nemesis

As a reminder, people who upgrade to the PS5 or Xbox Series X version of Resident Evil 3 won't start from scratch. Capcom confirmed that save files for the remake, as well as for Resident Evil 2 and 7, will carry over. So someone who played Resident Evil 3 on the PS4 will be able to use that save on the PS5, for example.

The Resident Evil 3 remake is available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. It will show up on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X later in 2022. The original Resident Evil 3: Nemesis appeared on the Dreamcast, GameCube, PlayStation, and PC.

The post Resident Evil 3 Concept Art Shows Umbrella Making Nemesis appeared first on Siliconera.

Destructoid Thursday, April 7, 2022 6:30 PM

Painstakingly stitched together and perfect for double-checking your Sites of Grace You've probably seen the decked-out interactive Elden Ring map...

The post This high-res Elden Ring map was a labor of love appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Thursday, April 7, 2022 6:00 PM

The beloved toy brand is joining the metaverse race For decades, LEGO has been synonymous with the idea of safe,...

The post LEGO and Epic Games are teaming up to create a "safe and fun" space for children in the metaverse appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Thursday, April 7, 2022 5:30 PM

The sequel has been bulking up in Early Access since August 2020, and the time has come Knowing full well...

The post Rogue Legacy 2 launches on April 28, and the first game is free right now appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Thursday, April 7, 2022 5:00 PM

Oh, you didn't hear? The Witcher is for girly girls, too I am someone who identifies as a very girly...

The post This "girly" TikTok creator is redefining gaming through the female gaze appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Thursday, April 7, 2022 4:30 PM

Both indies and big productions took home trophies today The winners for the 2022 BAFTA Games Awards have been announced,...

The post Returnal, It Takes Two, and Ratchet & Clank among winners at 2022 BAFTA Games Awards appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Thursday, April 7, 2022 4:00 PM

Also, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim And we're back! It's a lively week for the Nintendo eShop, bolstered by the launch...

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Destructoid Thursday, April 7, 2022 3:30 PM

Site has laid dormant since late-February It is being reported that independent UK retailer Simply Games has ceased operations, following...

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Destructoid Thursday, April 7, 2022 3:00 PM

Fine-tuning Polyphony Digital has released a brand new update for its classy driving simulator Gran Turismo 7. Available to download...

The post New Gran Turismo 7 update includes an assortment of tweaks and fixes appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Thursday, April 7, 2022 2:30 PM

Nearly 1,100 workers are moving to full-time roles Activision Blizzard is moving its U.S.-based QA workers into full-time roles. The...

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Destructoid Thursday, April 7, 2022 2:00 PM

April 15 While Nintendo launched a number of Genesis and Nintendo 64 games out of the gate for the Switch...

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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, April 7, 2022 7:30 PM
     Phasmophobia VR Team SanityDeveloper Kinetic Games' hit horror title Phasmophobia has already scared plenty of players and Twitch streamers on its own. But when played in VR, which the game has supported since its Early Access release in 2020, Phasmophobia evidently becomes that much scarier. However, it seems that the developers did feel entirely content with their implementation of VR until now, as they recently released a major update for Phasmophobia that completely overhauls the game's VR functionality. Thanks to this new update, the game now supports all currently-released VR headsets as well as any that will come out in the future. Additionally, the update improves the overall VR performance, smoothes out players' inputs, and patches out nearly all of the bugs associated with the previous VR implementation. As for more specific changes, the update adds a small cursor that will become visible when players try to grab objects, which they can now do either through a button toggle or b...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, April 7, 2022 4:15 PM
     Days Gone Crystal Dynamics shootingBack in 2020, Jeff Ross, director of the middlingly-received open-world zombie shooter Days Gone, left Bend Studio, the development team behind the game. He did so after Sony refrained from greenlighting a Days Gone sequel, a decision that the company seemed to have made partially due to the game's underwhelming critical performance. Although Ross may have been disappointed by the decision at the time, he said in a recent discussion with former God of War designer David Jaffe that he has "moved on" from it. And judging by the Days Gone director's recent announcement that he has joined Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics, he appears to have meant it. Ross revealed this news in a tweet on April 5, which stated that he will serve as a Design Director for the studio. He didn't share much else about his new role, but he did express excitement over the project he'll work on, as well as the Crystal Dynamics team at large. Additionally, he encouraged...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, April 7, 2022 2:30 PM
     Tunnels Of Terror TrailerThe first expansion for Back 4 Blood, Tunnels of Terror, received a new launch trailer today ahead of its April 12 release. The expansion was initially revealed back in March, and developer Turtle Rock Studios has given players a fresh look at what they can expect to play when it launches next week. In the trailer, we can see two new Cleaners join the roster of playable characters. It introduces Heng, a restaurant owner with serious knife skills and senses for hive entrances, and Sharice, a firefighter with a mighty axe and buffs for her team's health and armor. While we got a good look at the new Cleaners, we still don't know how much the expansion will cost.   What else is coming to Back 4 Blood The Tunnels of Terror launch trailer gives us a look at characters and enemies, but there are other new additions to look forward to as well. The update will add Ridden Hives as a new PvE activity for teams. In these dungeon-like activities, players can explore the complex tunnel...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, April 7, 2022 2:00 PM
     Marsback Zephyr Pro Review Rgb Mouse CoverSignificant headway has been made in the gaming peripherals markets over the past few years thanks to new technologies, fierce competition, and improved quality standards. Gamers can now find impressive products from both household names and brands they may not recognize. Marsback likely falls into this latter category for you, but the company's custom gaming mouse is something decidedly unique with some serious potential. The Marsback Zephyr Pro is a lightweight gaming mouse with a built-in fan that cools the palm, and we received one for review. The Marsback Zephyr Pro comes complete with quality components, RGB, software support, and even onboard memory as well. So does this mouse deserve a spot on your desk, or is the marketing pitch just a bunch of hot air?   Plenty of ideas come and go in PC gaming, but occasionally, something decidedly different comes along that's more than just intrigue. The concept of using a mouse with a built-in fan sounds absurd at first, b...

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Thursday, April 7, 2022 4:00 PM
     Aside from trying to escape the Underworld in Supergiant Games' Hades, there are also mini side quests Zagreus can complete in the Fated List of Minor Prophecies. One of the prophecies on the Fated List is The Gift of Song, which unlocks after strengthening your bond with Orpheus. Unlocking The Prophecy Before being able to […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Thursday, April 7, 2022 3:00 PM
     In Genshin Impact, Primogem is a unique currency used to purchase Intertwined or Acquaint Fates and Battle Pass levels or used as an exchange to replenish your Original Resin. Primogems are some of the most craved-for in-game items, as they are used for the game's gacha system. Here are six easy ways to gather Primogems: […]

Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Thursday, April 7, 2022 2:00 PM
     Minecraft is all about gathering resources in order to survive. This guide will teach you how to create your own automatic wheat farm in Minecraft! Survival is an essential mechanic in the game that players must fulfill in order to beat Minecraft. But to survive, a player must first gather enough resources for crafting gears […]

Gaming on PC Thursday, April 7, 2022 2:58 PM
     New games are always welcome but sometimes a great remaster is all we want to play. Join us as we take a look at some of the best remastered PC games of all time. Full article after the jump.

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