Kotaku Thursday, August 4, 2022 8:50 PM
There have been firefighting games for as long as there have been video games, but for whatever reason—and I'll speculate on this in a second—there has never been a great one. Fire Commander is the latest game to try and break this duck, and while it doesn't make it, I at least admire the way it tries.
Kotaku Thursday, August 4, 2022 7:10 PM
Because the Culture Wars have now spread to every front imaginable, for the last few years board and tabletop games have been going through their own struggles as players traditionally marginalised in the space have fought for greater inclusion, in turn facing increasingly shrill levels of opposition. That opposition…
Kotaku Thursday, August 4, 2022 5:45 PM
Bear And Breakfast is a hotel management sim that plays like Animal Crossing. You gather resources every day, complete delivery errands, and build your Airbnb empire–all while playing as an adorable bear. The problem is that Bear and Breakfast lacks the relentless optimism of business sims while not delivering on any…
Kotaku Thursday, August 4, 2022 5:15 PM
Today Vampire Survivors, the popular top-down, reverse bullet hell roguelike currently in Early Access on Steam, received a patch that not only tweaked some of the game's mechanics, but added a handy cheat menu as well.
Kotaku Thursday, August 4, 2022 4:55 PM
While it's not the most powerful console out there, the smaller and more affordable Xbox Series S has been a big hit for Xbox. But reportedly, some devs have felt the strain of getting bigger, more advanced games to work on the console and in response, Microsoft is freeing up some memory to help improve the tiny…
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On Wednesday right-wing media barker Alex Jones learned that his lawyers had accidentally sent the prosecution in his defamation trial a copy of his cell phone records. "You know what perjury is, right?" the plaintiffs' lawyer asked as Jones tried to stumble backwards out of more crimes. Now one of the absolute…
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PCGamesN Thursday, August 4, 2022 6:45 PM
Terraria 1.4.4 update Labor of Love plans to end your corrupted jungle woes forever, with one major quality of life change set to make a huge difference to players of the crafting game. No longer will players have to spend hours carving out their jungle to insulate it against evil, or resort to Terraria mods to rescue biomes otherwise lost to corruption in the co-op game, and it's all thanks to the addition of a new block type.
As the Terraria 1.4.4 update release inches ever closer, developer Re-Logic has finally revealed "the thing" that it has been teasing for a while - the introduction of infected mud grass tiles. That may not sound exciting, but veteran Terraria players will be aware of the nightmares caused by evil biomes encroaching upon your jungle tiles. The change, allowing mud tiles to become infected without turning into dirt, makes evil biomes much less of a threat to the long-term health of your jungle.
When in hardmode (the latter half of Terraria's world progression), tiles affected by the corruption, crimson, or hallow will slowly spread their infection to nearby blocks. This means that, if left unchecked, the biomes can slowly take over your whole world. While the jungle is immune to the effects of the hallow, it is susceptible to whichever evil biome (corruption or crimson) happens to be present in your world.The best Terraria mods, Terraria happiness guide, Terraria bosses guide
PCGamesN Thursday, August 4, 2022 5:38 PM
A Far Cry 6 free weekend has kicked off, and you can jump in and play the open-world FPS game now until August 7 free of charge. If you haven't had the chance yet to join the guerrilla resistance on the Caribbean island of Yara, you might want to clear some time out of your weekend schedule (and space on your hard drive) and dive in.Far Cry 6 review, The best open-world games, Buy Far Cry 6
PCGamesN Thursday, August 4, 2022 3:49 PM
After experimenting with the resurrected Rift mode from the original Destiny this season, Destiny 2's Iron Banner will be switching to Clash, but with an impactful change. The plan now is to add a new system called Eruption to the multiplayer game mode, which ramps up the tension and power for each kill in an unbroken streak.Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 exotics, Destiny 2 builds
PCGamesN Thursday, August 4, 2022 2:45 PM
Puma and Manchester City unveiled the football club's Third kit in Roblox as part of an event that gives Robloxians the chance to win an exclusive jersey and purchase avatar items to show off Man City's newest look.Best Roblox games, Roblox promo codes, Roblox music codes
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, August 4, 2022 3:55 PM
The developers of Crypt Of The NecroDancer just sneakily announced a followup. It's called Rift Of The NecroDancer, and it's a "standalone rhythm game in the NecroDancer universe." You can watch its surprise reveal below, at the end of the trailer for the newly released Synchrony DLC for Crypt Of The NecroDancer.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, August 4, 2022 3:30 PM
My first encounter with Frogwares' Sherlock Holmes games was the Consolevania drubbing of Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, but the series has come a long way since. Alice loved last year's Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One, which stars a young, hot Holmes.
As CJ reported last week, Frogwares now intend to close the circle by pitting hot Holmes against (hot?) Cthulhu creatures in a remake of 2007's The Awakened. Its Kickstarter project launched today and there's a reveal trailer below.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, August 4, 2022 2:54 PM
If you're changing your company's name in part because it's hard to pronounce, you'd presumably want to change it to something with zero ambiguity. Seemingly not, if publisher Koch Media are any indication, as they announced today that they've changed their name to Plaion. At least the mispronunciations are now lower stakes.
Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Thursday, August 4, 2022 2:18 PM
We've been writing about Beyond Good & Evil 2 for over 14 years, but the ambitious open world sci-fi sequel hasn't been seen in over three. Ubisoft have maintained that the project isn't cancelled, and here's at least a little proof: narrative designer Sarah Arellano announced via Twitter that she's joined the project as lead writer.
Twinfinite Thursday, August 4, 2022 9:53 PM
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Do you like animals and cults? Then, Cult of the Lamb is the perfect game for you!
Twinfinite Thursday, August 4, 2022 8:56 PM
Microsoft Flight Simulator Lear Fan & New Sim Update 10 Beta Build Released; Belfast Airport Coming This Weekend & Goodwood Announced
Today both Microsoft and third-party developers had Microsoft Flight Simulator news in store, including releases and new reveals.
Twinfinite Thursday, August 4, 2022 8:18 PM
Determining if Rocky Horror Picture Show is based on a true story.
Twinfinite Thursday, August 4, 2022 6:17 PM
Become the surfer with Hooked on You's cosmetic rewards in Dead by Daylight.
Twinfinite Thursday, August 4, 2022 4:53 PM
Xbox insiders in Ireland and Colombia are being prompted to test a new Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service shared with friends and family.
Twinfinite Thursday, August 4, 2022 4:45 PM
A Wordle a day keeps the... word doctor away?
Twinfinite Thursday, August 4, 2022 4:10 PM
These are the droids you are looking for.
Twinfinite Thursday, August 4, 2022 4:02 PM
Is Bleach actually coming back?
Twinfinite Thursday, August 4, 2022 2:32 PM
Lady Gaga is Harley Quinn!
Twinfinite Thursday, August 4, 2022 2:18 PM
Today Level Infinite and Hotta Studio revealed another trailer of their upcoming online RPG Tower of Fantasy.
Siliconera Thursday, August 4, 2022 3:00 PM
The record held by Eiichiro Oda's One Piece in Guinness World Records has received an update. The long-running manga series has generated even more copies when compared to the first time it received a world record in December 2014.
Hiroyuki Nakano, the editor-in-chief of Weekly Shonen Jump, displayed the new Guinness certificate on the official One Piece staff account on Twitter. It shows that there have been 416,566,000 copies of One Piece books circulated between December 1997 and July 2022.
Japanese press releases noted that the number contained in the certificate only counted the number of books published domestically in Japan. The Twitter account added that the manga series has over 500 million copies in print worldwide. That means around 84 million copies have circulated outside Japan.
In June 2022, Eiichiro Oda took a month-long hiatus from publishing new chapters. He wanted to recharge and prepare for the final arc of the long-running series. The hiatus did not dampen the popularity of the series, which resumed publication in the July 25, 2022 issue of Shonen Jump.
Besides the original manga, the anime and game adaptations of One Piece are also flourishing. The One Piece Film: Red movie will release in Japan on August 6, 2022, and in the West in Fall 2022. Meanwhile, Bandai Namco is working on One Piece Odyssey, an RPG that will appear on the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, and PC in 2022.
The post One Piece and Eiichiro Oda's Guinness World Record Updated appeared first on Siliconera.
Siliconera Thursday, August 4, 2022 2:00 PM
The long-teased Hollywood live-action movie adaptation of Root Letter has appeared, and it will launch in American theaters on September 1, 2022. A one-and-a-half-minute-long trailer for the movie is available to watch on YouTube.
While the Hollywood movie will change the characters and locations from the Japanese visual novel, the storyline will still be similar. Danny Ramirez will play the role of Carlos, a teenager who used to exchange letters with his distant pen pal Sarah (performed by Keana Marie). When Sarah goes missing after she sends a final letter claiming she killed someone, Carlos travels to her hometown and interrogates her friends to try to find her.
Kadokawa Games first announced the Hollywood movie adaptation of Root Letter in November 2018. The Japanese game publisher initially worked with Akatsuki Entertainment USA to produce the live-action movie. The new trailer reveals that Ammo Entertainment will finish the movie and release it in theaters.
Root Letter originated as an illustrated visual novel released for PlayStation 4 and Vita in 2016. Kadokawa Games then released a new version with live Japanese actors, dubbed Root Letter: Last Answer, in 2018. Kadokawa announced that it has sold over 500,000 units of all Root Letter games combined worldwide as of April 2022.
The Root Letter live-action movie will be available in select theaters and on-demand services on September 1, 2022.
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PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, August 4, 2022 6:30 PM
Every week Epic Games offers different games for players to download for free on its store. Starting August 11, players can look forward to Cook Serve Delicious 3 joining the lineup of free games. But until then, you'll be able able to get Unrailed for free until August 11 at 11 AM ET. Cook Serve Delicious 3 is a kitchen management strategy game, following the trail classic cooking games, such as Cooking Mama, blazed. It's, of course, the third game in the trilogy, expanding greatly on the initial two iterations to bring the best possible experience Cook Serve Delicious has to offer. Cook Serve Delicious 3 goes on the road While the first two games set the location in a restaurant, the third games takes players out on the open road. A fire recently burned down the restaurant you occupied in Cook Serve Delicious 1 and 2, which means up-and-coming cooks go on a road trip in a food truck. Players will transform the vehicle into the perfect food truck, vying to win the ...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, August 4, 2022 6:00 PM
Many know the name "Saints Row," but likely few would recognize the name of its publisher. Koch Media, which has been publishing games since the '90s, has been behind big franchises like Saints Row, Metro, and Shadow Warrior. Today, the company announced a big change. Koch Media is rebranding itself as Plaion, a move it believes will "better portray who we are and the journey we are taking." And maybe it'll also prevent people from erecting any more crude jokes. I mean, it was pretty low-hanging fruit. Not much beyond the name is changing for Koch Media, now Plaion. The company is still footing the bill for the upcoming Saints Row reboot, which will arrive soon on August 23. As the parent company of Flying Wild Hog, it'll also see the release of Evil West this September. And there will be plenty more in the near and distant future for the nearly 30-year-old publisher. "Over the last 28 years, we have built an incredibly strong busines...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, August 4, 2022 5:05 PM
Early on in Hard West 2, your characters will need to rescue Laughing Deer. A tutorial pop-up will also inform you of the skills used by Gin Carter and Flynn, which would be necessary for this particular challenge. Here's our Hard West 2 Fooling the Hangman mission guide to help you kill all enemies in the first round. Note: We'll have a Hard West 2 guides and features hub soon, so stay tuned. Hard West 2 Fooling the Hangman mission – How to kill all enemies in the town square in the first round This challenge in Hard West 2's Fooling the Hangman mission requires you to eliminate all nine enemies in the first round of combat. While there are many ways to achieve this, here's what I ended up doing: Use Gin's Shadow Barrage to rip apart the sheriff and two other units that are in front of him. At least one mob will end up dead, which means Gin still has Bravado. Shoot the sheriff to damage him further and end Gin's turn. Next, use Flyn...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, August 4, 2022 5:00 PM
Have you experienced any desync while playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge online? I sure have, and it made for some chunky gameplay in spots. Thankfully, that may be a thing of the past now. TMNT: Shredder's Revenge got a pretty hefty stability patch, which targets online desync and performance issues, among other changes. The desync fixes coming to TMNT: Shredder's Revenge are likely ones I welcome the most out of the stability patch. I played the game co-op with our own Andrew during the review process, and there were some shaky moments. Overall it was still enjoyable, but desyncs, such as during boss fights, weren't unusual. The patch, however, fixes this by preventing bosses from snapping around after getting hit by the client. Issues that kept the game from detecting Ready players have been addressed as well. Many connection issues causing the aforementioned desyncs have been fixed. The patch also addresses freezing issues and ge...
PC Invasion - FeedDDD Thursday, August 4, 2022 4:35 PM
Lazarus joins your squad in Hard West 2 during Chapter 1. You'll meet him in Pine Falls after aiding Cla'Lish, where he'll admit that he's also hunting the Devil Mammon. Here's our Hard West 2 Lazarus guide to help you with the best card skills and weapon loadout for him. Note: We'll have a Hard West 2 guides and features hub soon, so stay tuned. Hard West 2 Lazarus best card skills and weapon loadout guide Main skill: Transfusion – Lazarus can swap his current HP and status effects with another character. This can be a lifesaver at times or a game-changer for certain setups. However, it's also fairly situational. Weapon loadout: Any – Lazarus has bonuses for handguns and shotguns (depending on the equipped cards), though he does not excel in any particular combat scenario. Below, you'll see the card skills for Lazarus in Hard West 2. As usual, having a better poker hand equipped means unlocking all the lower-tier sk...
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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Thursday, August 4, 2022 5:00 PM
Scorpions are rare creatures in Animal Crossing, and since they are rare, they can be sold at a high price. This makes farming scorpions one of the ways to earn a fair amount of Bells. This arachnid can only spawn from May to October and is active from 7 pm to 4 am. Scorpions are […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Thursday, August 4, 2022 4:00 PM
When VALORANT was introduced to the world in 2020, it blew the internet. Despite being a new game in the massive first-person shooter genre, it has already made its way to the top of the rankings with the likes of CS: GO and Overwatch. Immediately after release, pro-CS: GO players like Shroud have already taken […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Thursday, August 4, 2022 3:00 PM
Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set in the old times in the Pokemon world at a time when it was rare to find harmony between people and Pokemon. Set in the land of the Hisui region, known as the Sinnoh region in modern times, you'll join the Galaxy Expedition Team (or just Galaxy Team for short) […]
Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Thursday, August 4, 2022 2:00 PM
Powerful endgame upgrade path for your class. Typically, a game's story mode is where the meat of the game's primary content lies. Once you have gone through the struggles of completing every task available in-game, all that is left is to aim for 100% completion by completing side quests, minigames, or other activities in-game – […]
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Thursday, August 4, 2022 6:48 PM
D3 Publisher and developer Shade recently announced Samurai Maiden, a new samurai hack-and-slash game
Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Thursday, August 4, 2022 6:14 PM
The DLC will add three new playable characters
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Thursday, August 4, 2022 5:10 PM
A trailer and new website for the rebrand was also releveled.
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Thursday, August 4, 2022 4:42 PM
A new release date has yet to be announced.
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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Thursday, August 4, 2022 4:13 PM
The game will launch sometime in 2023
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Gaming on PC Thursday, August 4, 2022 2:54 PM
Square Enix revealed today that Tactics Ogre: Reborn will hit PC and consoles (PlayStation 4/5 and Nintendo Switch) on November 11th. Read more after the jump.