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Kotaku Saturday, July 16, 2022 11:30 AM

Summer means many things, including pool parties, eating too much ice cream, going out camping, and uh…apparently video game sales? I don't question the companies taking part in the annual summer sales we see across digital stores. Instead, I nod in approval and begin spending money on games I likely won't play…


Kotaku Saturday, July 16, 2022 11:00 AM

On July 9, late into the night, Twitch streamer Ainrun roared in relief after beating Elden Ring's final boss. After a grueling two-and-a-half hours he had finished the game without taking a hit from any enemy or spending a single rune to make his character stronger. "Oh my god it's over dude, let's go, yes!" he said…


Kotaku Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:30 AM

What makes the Steam Deck the most unique piece of gaming hardware currently available? You might be tempted to suggest its impressive graphical horsepower crammed into such a small form factor, or portable access to Steam, or even the software gymnastics it does to make Windows games play on Linux. That's all cool…


Kotaku Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:00 AM


PCGamesN Saturday, July 16, 2022 1:58 PM
     Ex-EA Unity CEO apologises for idiot comment about devs

Unity CEO John Riccitiello has apologised for "crude" comments made in an interview toward developers who don't implement monetisation options in their games - to a tremendous outcry from the industry. "I am listening and I will do better," Riccitiello says.

In a recent interview with Pocket Gamer, the Unity CEO - formerly CEO at EA - called developers who don't implement monetisation options early in their games "the most beautiful and pure, brilliant people" but also "some of the biggest f***ing idiots."

As can be expected, this did not go down well with the gaming community, including developers behind Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, Gotham Knights, Celeste, Selaco, and EA's Star Wars Jedi Survivor.

PCGamesN Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:28 PM
     FFXIV Astrologian and Dragoon reworks delayed to 7.0 release

Players anticipating the FFXIV Astrologian and Dragoon reworks will have to wait a little while longer, as the development team has decided to postpone the major changes until the MMORPG's next expansion release. Speaking in the digest for Final Fantasy XIV's Live Letter 71, which also introduced the Island Sanctuary, the team says the changes planned are significant enough that they felt it was best to wait for a major expansion to put them out.

Initially during the Live Letter, FFXIV producer Yoshi-P noted that more work was required for the planned adjustments to both the Astrologian and Dragoon jobs, so they would not be releasing with patch 6.2 as initially suggested. Now the team has confirmed that they plan to hold off until an expansion release - which most likely means the arrival of 7.0 - due to the scale of the reworks.

"Making extensive adjustments to a job on a fundamental level would involve numerous changes," the team says in its Live Letter LXXI digest. "The sheer number of changes would make it difficult to fully explain our intentions for each one, so we believe we should wait for an expansion release to make adjustments of that scale."

RELATED LINKS: The best MMOs on PC, FFXIV Reaper job guide, FFXIV Sage job guide

PCGamesN Saturday, July 16, 2022 11:46 AM
     Halo Infinite Forge will have easy file sharing at release

Despite campaign co-op finally getting a flight test, we still know nothing about the Halo Infinite Forge release date - which is supposed to arrive not long after co-op. There are still questions about how maps will be delivered, but now it looks like Halo Infinite Forge will have a simple file share system.

While Halo 5 Forge is still the only way to play that game on PC, eight months after release Halo Infinite still doesn't have the long-promised Forge map and mode creator. Nevertheless, like the co-op mode, it's on its way, and we now have an idea of what it'll look like within the FPS game itself.

RELATED LINKS: Halo Infinite system requirements, Halo Infinite Bosses, Halo Infinite ranks

PCGamesN Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:44 AM
     Stunning Terraria build looks like completely different game

Have you ever seen a Terraria build so impressive that you almost don't recognise it as the game you know? Enthusiast builder Lady Forestia's latest offering makes incredible use of perspective tricks to turn the 2D crafting game environment into what appears to the eye as a fully-realised 3D scene, with a rather stunning tour through their small village featuring a lake, a cobblestone path, a pumpkin patch, and more.

A video posted by Lady Forestia on Twitter showcases the gorgeous build, with the player character standing outside a lovely stone and wood building in a forest. Clever use of block placement gives the appearance of trees lurking in shadow behind the structure, while the ground underneath the player has been laid out with blocks that give the appearance of a still lake that stretches out towards the camera, surrounded by sugar cane plants.

Lady Forestia then climbs a staircase to a rock tunnel, with clever teleporter use to represent travelling through the background cave. They then stroll down the street of a rather picturesque little village, across a stone bridge over a winding river, and past what appears to be a local church and a park with benches and a gazebo.

RELATED LINKS: Terraria Journey's End release date, Best games like Minecraft, Best survival games

PCGamesN Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:19 AM
     The Stray cat is based on a real stray cat, and here he is

Cat cyberpunk game Stray will soon be here, and developer Blue Twelve Studios reveals that the feline star of the most-wishlisted game on Steam is actually based on a real-life moggy called Murtaugh - the stray cat that inspired the Stray cat.

PCGamesN Saturday, July 16, 2022 9:21 AM
     WoW Dragonflight Death Knight talent trees adjusted following feedback

World of Warcraft survives and even prospers thanks to its highly engaged, knowledgeable, and, above all, opinionated player base. With its system of public test realms and player feedback, Blizzard do a commendable job of adapting their plans where necessary - especially ahead of a new expansion

Last month Blizzard unveiled the new Death Knight talent trees set to be implemented with the launch of Dragonflight. Like with the other class overhauls, the main goal of these changes is to reintroduce choice and careful spec building by complexifying the talent trees. Unfortunately this process is a delicate one, and as a result of player feedback from the Dragonflight Alpha, Blizzard will be making changes to their plans for Death Knights. Let's quickly run through the broad strokes.

RELATED LINKS: Best MMORPGs on PC, The best WoW addons, WoW Classic leveling guide

PCGamesN Saturday, July 16, 2022 8:04 AM
     Bloodborne meets Bloodborne PC Thymesia delayed but still soon

If you're completely done with Elden Ring and are after a new Dark Souls-like experience, but are still desperately hoping for a Bloodborne PC release, Team 17 may have you covered - and while its Thymesia release date is delayed, the plague-ridden take on Bloodborne is still coming August.

There have been a lot of rumours over the years about From Software's PS4-exclusive classic Bloodborne getting a PC release, but as of right now it doesn't look like it's happening - despite exclusives like Spider-Man and The Last of Us Part 1 being on their way.

Therefore, there's a gap in the PC market for a good game to take Bloodborne's absent throne. Nacon's Steelrising is out in September, but first up is Team 17's Thymesia - a Souls-like set in a grey, twisted, Victorian-like world scarred by a plague, which players can weaponise in combat.

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, July 16, 2022 3:21 PM

Sony have completed their purchase of Destiny developers Bungie. The $3.6 billion acquisition was first announced back in January, and Bungie tweeted yesterday that they were "proud to officially join the icnredible team at PlayStation."

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Twinfinite Saturday, July 16, 2022 1:36 PM
     Mages released another trailer of its upcoming game Alice Gear Aegis CS: Concerto of Simulatrix, focusing on two actresses.

Twinfinite Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:44 PM
     Pearl Abyss released a full-fledged trailer showing off the gameplay of the awakening version of the newst class Drakania for the first time.

Twinfinite Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:50 AM
     Kobukiya hosted its Kotobukiya Collection Online 2022 Summer event, and it has a treat in store for Muv-Luv Alternative fans.

Gamer Empire Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:19 AM

Making content around gambling has become quite a big trend among large influencers, YouTubers, and streamers. One of the people who've now started to share content about gambling is Faze Banks, who shares his sports betting on Instagram from time to time. Recommended Read: What Gambling Site Do Twitch Streamers Use? Faze Banks has previously […]

The post What Gambling Site Does Faze Banks Use? appeared first on Gamer Empire. It was written by Jack Roque.

Pivotal Gamers Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:41 AM
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PCGamesN Saturday, July 16, 2022 7:48 AM
     Apex Legends developer 'motivated to do Revenant justice'

Apex Legends game designer John 'JayBiebs' Larson has responded to a Twitter discussion with former Apex developer Daniel Zenon Klein talking about the low pick rate of Revenant, saying that the team is "motivated" to provide gameplay that can "do his thematic design justice." The discussion initially began when Klein responded to a fan querying how he would look to encourage people to play the legend, who is the lowest-picked in the battle royale game's thirteenth season.

With a disclaimer that he hasn't worked at Respawn since August 2021, Klein says that he is "not surprised at all that he's barely picked." He notes that the primary reason players pick characters in Apex is how it affects their chance to win, and that this means that a legend's kit "needs to answer relevant questions" in order to make them a viable choice.

Revenant's ability set, says Klein, is very "in keeping with his creepy theme" - but rarely offers a good opportunity to react to a situation. Even his ultimate ability, Death Totem, which Klein notes is very strong, is only really useful proactively - that is to say, you need to use it before a fight starts - meaning that it can be very inflexible.

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PCGamesN Saturday, July 16, 2022 6:51 AM
     Sea of Thieves Season 7 delayed, but Season 6 is extended

Wannabe pirate captains will have to wait, as Rare confirms the Sea of Thieves Season 7 release date is delayed to August from its original date of July 21. So when does Sea of Thieves Season 6 end? Despite the countdown timer in the pirate game, Season 6 is now extended - so you have longer to earn that sweet booty.

Sea of Thieves Season 6 kicked off in March 2022 and will now end in August, the developer confirms, making it easily the longest season the pirate multiplayer game has seen so far. Season 7 was officially revealed in the Xbox Showcase - along with its original July release date - and will finally feature the ability to become a proper pirate captain with your own named ship and customised captain's quarters.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, July 16, 2022 4:00 AM

I know it's trite to talk about the weather but jesus, the weather! One day, fun remarks like this will seem as on-the-nose as expository newspaper headlines and graffiti in zombie films have seemed during the pandemic. What a thrill to live during some bona fide history. So to casually sweep that under the rug with no further thought or action (as genre conventions demand), why not tell me what you're playing this weekend? Here's what we're clicking on!

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Gamer Empire Saturday, July 16, 2022 5:01 AM

What fruit you use in King Legacy isn't the only thing affecting how powerful your character is. The sword that you choose also has a large impact on how strong you are in the game. But with so many swords, which one should you use? Recommended Read: World Zero – Best Class Tier List We've […]

The post King Legacy Sword Tier List – Best Swords (July 2022) appeared first on Gamer Empire. It was written by Tim Stadel Clausen.

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Pivotal Gamers Saturday, July 16, 2022 4:07 AM
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Twinfinite Friday, July 15, 2022 8:23 PM
     Today new add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator have been released, while news has been shared by third-party developers.

Twinfinite Friday, July 15, 2022 7:18 PM
     Atlus released another daily trailer of the upcoming JRPG Soul Hackers 2, focusing on one of the demons that will be featured in the game.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, July 15, 2022 8:00 PM
     Intel Arc Alchemist A750 Graphics Card Performance DesignArc will arrive "sooner than you think" according to Intel fellow Tom Petersen. In a move to reassure the masses of Intel's confidence in its upcoming GPUs, the Arc graphics team demoed the gaming performance of the A750 desktop graphics card in several modern titles. This coincides with a recent guest appearance of Tom Petersen and Ryan Shrout on the Gamers Nexus YouTube channel to discuss Arc in more detail. The Intel video demonstration was straightforward and to the point. Ryan Shrout fired up the Cyberpunk 2077 benchmark in 1440p on high settings to show that it managed a stable 60 fps experience. The Arc 7 A750 graphics slightly outpaced the performance of an Nvidia RTX 3060, which Shrout then backed up with additional examples from F1 2021, Control, Borderlands 3, and Fortnite.   For context, the A750 falls into the Arc 7 category, somewhat as we'd imagine the Core i7 series for CPUs. However, this does get a little murky with there being an A780 mo...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Friday, July 15, 2022 6:15 PM
     Overwatch 2 Free To Play Trailer New Hero Junker Queen LaunchThe Junker Queen has held too tight a grip on her reign of terror in the latest Overwatch 2 beta patch. As a result, the Australian overlord is receiving some nerfs to tone down her power, in addition to some other characters running the meta right now. Meanwhile, the initial patch for the latest Overwatch 2 beta saw some controversial Mercy changes, as it basically invalidated her kit as a whole. Activision Blizzard is course-correcting this change with another Mercy rework, which should hopefully improve her performance across the board. The Junker Queen has become dominant in the latest Overwatch 2 beta patch, and as a result, she's receiving some nerfs to her Commanding Shout and Rampage ability. Her radius for Commanding Shout has been reduced from 20 to 15 meters, and allies' bonus health from this ability will now decay over time. To compensate, it will last a little longer, going from four to five seconds. Finally, her Rampage ability will have a shorter range, from...

Gamer Empire Friday, July 15, 2022 6:35 PM

Corinna Kopf is a major influencer with millions of followers on social media, with Instagram being her main platform. For a long time, Corinna also streamed herself playing games on both Facebook and on Twitch. Recommended Read: What Gambling Site Do Twitch Streamers Use? She has now joined many other content creators and started streaming […]

The post What Gambling Site Does Corinna Kopf Play On? appeared first on Gamer Empire. It was written by Jack Roque.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Friday, July 15, 2022 6:07 PM

Sucker Punch also revealed additional statistics

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