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PCGamesN Sunday, August 21, 2022 2:33 PM
     Fortnite Dragon Ball quests – every Power Unleashed challenge

Want to know how to complete the Fortnite Dragon Ball quests? The Dragon Ball Super collaboration with the popular battle royale game is finally here, and it's one of the biggest in the game's history. Not only are there plenty of Super Saiyan Fortnite skins available in the shop, but you can also find Fortnite Capsule Corps capsules in-game that contain powerful items and a special Dragon Ball Adventure island to explore.

To complete all of the Fortnite Dragon ball quests requires dedication, training, and even a little bit of downtime. You'll visit a familiar training location, master the Kamehameha technique, and watch the anime with Fortnite Dragon Ball episode codes. It's an extensive list of quests, and you only have until August 29 at 23:00 PDT or August 30 at 02:00 EDT / 07:00 BST / 08:00 CEST, so hop aboard the Nimbus and fly away to victory.

RELATED LINKS: Fortnite Refer a Friend, Fortnite Chapter 3 Season 4 speculation, Fortnite Dragon Ball event details

PCGamesN Sunday, August 21, 2022 1:13 PM
     Diablo Immortal Fractured Plane event is pleasing fans

The new Diablo Immortal Fractured Plane event is pleasing players of the Blizzard RPG game. Diablo Immortal has certainly seen its fair share of criticism in the months since its release, with community site Maxroll stopping coverage to protest the game's microtransaction model and Diablo Immortal warbands proving a consistent source of frustration among players. However, there's still plenty to love in the fantasy game, and the August 17 Diablo Immortal update has proven to be popular so far.

Introduced with the update is a new limited-time event called Fractured Plane, which steps away from the traditional Diablo Immortal leveling and progression systems. Instead, Fractured Plane is a roguelike mode that takes away all of your currently equipped skills, gear, and legendary gems. Instead, you must tackle a 15-floor gauntlet beginning with basic items and a randomly rolled skill set, finding armour and equipment as you progress.

As you defeat enemies and explore the Fractured Plane, you find 'unstable legendary gear' - this is only usable inside the event, but will always be of legendary rarity and will be chosen to complement the skills your character has available. Blizzard says that this event is designed to test knowledge of the classes, and "to invite players to try new skills and legendary items that they might not typically use, while offering a nuanced, but challenging, way to play Diablo Immortal."

RELATED LINKS: Diablo Immortal tier list, Diablo Immortal system requirements, Best Diablo Immortal builds

PCGamesN Sunday, August 21, 2022 12:15 PM
     Terraria 1.4.4 update in endgame, taking

Development for Terraria 1.4.4 update Labor of Love is now "in the end game" according to lead developer Andrew 'Redigit' Spinks - but the game's creator says that, while the team is done taking serious suggestions, "for fun suggestions are always welcome as usual." The next major update for one of the best crafting games is its biggest since the Journey's End update that was promised to be its final one, and it looks set to reduce your need for some of the best Terraria mods that have circumnavigated previous problems.

The Labor of Love patch promises to add a huge wealth of quality of life changes to the sandbox game - some of the standout highlights being the addition of Terraria gear loadouts and a small but significant change bringing about an end to corrupted Terraria jungle woes. It sees almost all your inventory stacks raising from a 999 cap to 9999, which translates to a huge Terraria inventory expansion.

Now, it seems like the update is getting very close to arriving. Spinks, who loves to interact with and often tease the game's playerbase, has continued to throw out little snippets alongside the rest of the Re-Logic development staff. In response to one player asking for a fix for a long-standing background visual glitch, Spinks remarks, "I can't remember, but I think we did fix that early on in this update."

RELATED LINKS: The best Terraria mods, Terraria happiness guide, Terraria bosses guide

PCGamesN Sunday, August 21, 2022 11:39 AM
     You can pet the dog in World of Warcraft Dragonflight

World of Warcraft Dragonflight has introduced a key feature, one that fans have undoubtedly been asking for for years - you can pet the dog. The very good girl in question is a Bakar, one of the large furry quadrupedal creatures that roam the Ohn'ahran Plains, and a Twitter user recently participated in a group event to pet the dog and receive a buff as a reward.

RELATED LINKS: Best MMORPGs on PC, The best WoW addons, WoW Dragonflight preview

PCGamesN Sunday, August 21, 2022 11:13 AM
     R6 Grim preview: new Rainbow Six Siege operator is Nomad meets Jackal

Attackers like Grim, R6's newest operator, make me nervous. It's frightening enough that he's a three-speed with a superb primary weapon, but it's his gadget - a deployable canister that drops tracking microbots - that sets alarm bells ringing. When he arrives as part of the upcoming Operation Brutal Swarm, he'll bring yet another device that can live-ping a defender's location, and if you combine Grim with other tracker operators like Lion, Jackal, or Dokkaebi, you can bully defenders without them being able to fight back.

However, unlike those other three trackers, Grim does at least require some skill and strategy to use effectively; it's not just a case of pressing a button and getting free intel for your whole team. Before you can get any pings out to your teammates, you'll have to switch to an over-the-shoulder launcher, pick a spot where the microbots will either root out a defender or stop them from moving, and then hope it doesn't get blocked by defender gadgets like Mute jammers, Wamai discs, or Aruni gates. There's a muddle of decision points and vulnerability baked into this gadget that's reminiscent of the game's original roster of spec ops characters.

Frustratingly, while all of those caveats make Grim feel fair, they also mean he arrives in Rainbow Six Siege feeling pretty redundant. If his fellow trackers can all perform their role without having to get anywhere near a defender, then why would you pick Grim? Alternatively, you can stack him alongside other trackers, allowing you to isolate and suffocate individual roamers, but leaving your team short when it comes to breaching utility.

RELATED LINKS: Rainbow Six Siege Year 7 roadmap, Best Rainbow Six Siege operators, Play Rainbow Six Siege

PCGamesN Sunday, August 21, 2022 10:45 AM
     Multiversus patch breaks all current mods

A Multiversus patch that was released this week has created quite the shockwave with a certain part of the fighting game's community - it has essentially broken the modding community by ensuring that the game will not load if there are any mods installed. Only the vanilla game is accessible at the moment until someone figures out how to circumvent the new restrictions.

RELATED LINKS: Multiversus impressions, Multiversus tier list, The best Multiversus mods

PCGamesN Sunday, August 21, 2022 10:34 AM
     New default Minecraft skins bring back Steve's beard

Mojang has changed the default Minecraft skins, Steve and Alex - and Minecraft Steve's beard is finally back after years sporting a clean-shaven look. The iconic blue-shirted face of the crafting game, Minecraft Steve's original model featured a brown goatee - which many players mistook for a beaming smile - but it was removed in an attempt to offer a more gender-neutral look for the sandbox game's default character.

In 2014, another default skin was introduced to Minecraft - Minecraft Alex. Featuring a green top and longer red hair tied into a ponytail, Alex offers a slightly more feminine look than Steve's model. Microsoft studio head for Minecraft Helen Chiang said in a 2018 interview that the company wanted the Minecraft brand to subvert traditional gender stereotypes by presenting Alex and Steve as having identical physical qualities and capabilities.

Now, with the two options available to players, a decision has been made to bring back Steve's famous goatee. A post to the Minecraft subreddit highlighted the new skins - which also improve the shading on Alex to give the second character model a more natural three-dimensional look. The response so far is largely one of celebration, with fans particularly excited to see Steve's original bearded look returning.

RELATED LINKS: Minecraft console commands, Minecraft skins, Minecraft mods

PCGamesN Sunday, August 21, 2022 9:36 AM
     Rumbleverse server issues continue after an unstable launch

Rumbleverse server issues were apparent with the launch of the new free-to-play wrestling-themed battle royale game, with players experiencing extreme latency issues in-game, with some players not being able to log in at all. After some messages from the developer, the servers went down for maintenance this week, but less than 24 hours after they went back online, another message was posted acknowledging further disconnect issues.

Twinfinite Sunday, August 21, 2022 1:23 PM
     This is the new standard for the Pokemon Trading Card Game, featuring cards from Scarlet and Violet and the return of Ex cards.

Twinfinite Sunday, August 21, 2022 12:38 PM
     Music meetds JRPG gameplay in three Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord trailers.

Twinfinite Sunday, August 21, 2022 12:13 PM
     The latest information for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet involves a trailer that reveals a brand new Pokemon and competitive moves.

Twinfinite Sunday, August 21, 2022 11:52 AM
     New Earth Defense Force 6 gameplay shows battles against powerful bosses.

Twinfinite Sunday, August 21, 2022 11:26 AM
     The second season of Jujutsu Kaisen is heavily anticipated, and more news is coming very soon.

Twinfinite Sunday, August 21, 2022 11:10 AM
     Recapping Ubisoft's full reveal of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Year 7 Season 3.

Twinfinite Sunday, August 21, 2022 10:28 AM
     The next Gran Turismo 7 update is coming next week with three new cars.

Siliconera Sunday, August 21, 2022 12:00 PM

RPG Time Legend of Wright

There's something magical about childhood creativity, especially when it comes to video games. At the risk of sounding like an old person, children didn't have nearly as much access to games when I was growing up as they do now. And unless you had someone to teach you, you could forget about learning how to make them. Nowadays, kids have comprehensive YouTube tutorials on basic programming, crash courses, tutors, mentors -- you name it. It's a fantastic development and gives children the tools they need to achieve their creative vision.

But what if you don't have those things?

RPG Time: The Legend of Wright asks this very question, and solves it in a way many kids have for generations: By using your imagination. In RPG Time, you are the classmate of Kenta, a primary school student and aspiring game developer. After class, Kenta invites you to play his new home-brewed RPG: "The Legend of Wright." His notebook is filled with detailed sketches of fantasy monsters, landscapes, and occasional doodles that all seemingly come to life through the power of imagination. You control Wright, the titular hero, whose quest takes him on an epic journey to rescue Lay, the Princess of Light.


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It's worth pointing out that RPG Time is not an RPG in the traditional sense. Gameplay-wise, it plays much more like a point-and-click adventure game, in the vein of the Monkey Island or King's Quest series. But that's no reason to write it off. What makes RPG Time unique is its presentation -- the game takes place almost entirely inside the pages of Kenta's notebook, through animated drawings. In true childlike fashion, each of these pages is filled to the brim with oodles of doodles, many of which can be inspected to reveal additional unique dialogue. There are hidden items, side quests, and mini-games. What's more, most of this content is also entirely optional.

Though optional, this content is the true core of RPG Time's appeal. The writing absolutely oozes a cute, childlike sense of humor and excitement. You can really tell that every line, every character, and every location was crafted with a love and appreciation for RPGs. Wright can climb down wells a la Dragon Quest, and enter a room with a top-down view reminiscent of some of my favorite Legend of Zelda titles. Every character is narrated through Kenta, who puts on a hat resembling the character he's role-playing. Sometimes things may go awry -- a storm might cut the power and turn the classroom pitch black -- but does Kenta care? No. Like many kids are wont to do, Kenta improvises, incorporating the element into the story and adding another layer of immersion to the scene. If you don't like reading text, though, the game may come off as a bit "on-rails."

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Still, I want to stress that RPG Time is filled with some of the most ingenious uses of props I've ever seen in a video game. In addition to the notebook, the game utilizes stationery often found in Japanese schools. Wright's sword, for example, is a pencil that can be sharpened at a grindstone, which is actually an old-school manual pencil sharpener. The options menu is a tower made of Lego-like bricks. Wright's health bar is represented with a tape measure that can extend and contract. Props are rendered to look like they're made of cardboard, attacking enemies will leave pencil marks on the page, and consumables are represented with real-life snacks. There are probably a dozen more details that I've missed, and each one never failed to make me think "How in the world did they come up with this?"

What's more, many of these details could have been lost in translation. As someone who went to a Japanese primary school, this was one aspect that worried me about RPG Time's localization. However, I can confidently say that the localization team managed to translate many of these aspects to a near-perfect degree. It isn't just a direct translation; the same degree of care and attention to detail is also poured into the game's English fonts, symbols, and puns. Thanks to this, even culturally unique concepts feel natural and understandable.

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There are a few notable flaws, of course. For one, the control scheme is a bit awkward at times. Players must control Wright using the directional pad, but use the joystick to control the cursor. And while most items can be interacted with using the action button ("A" on Switch), in the inspection mode, you interact with objects using the right shoulder button. This led to a lot of situations where I would go into the inspection mode, only to accidentally back out because I'd pressed the "A" button which, for some odd reason, is the button that returns you to adventuring. Furthermore, Wright is constantly walking in a slow saunter. The inclusion of a run button would have been appreciated, especially when you consider the sheer amount of things that you can interact with.

Despite this, RPG Time: The Legend of Wright is a solid and charming adventure game. It is sure to captivate point-and-click adventure game and JRPG fans alike. Its stress-free, easy-to-pick-up nature makes it the perfect game to play with kids or by yourself. Most of all, it reminds players of what it truly means to think outside of the box. If you've ever daydreamed about entire worlds, scenarios, and characters during class, why not help Kenta do the same?

RPG Time: The Legend of Wright is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Windows. The Steam version will release on September 13, 2022.

The post RPG Time: The Legend of Wright is an Ode to Childhood Creativity appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Sunday, August 21, 2022 10:00 AM

nintendo switch box

According to a Nikkei report, Nintendo will reduce the packaging size of the Nintendo Switch. This will help to improve shipping efficiency. In turn, it will boost the speed at which the Switch is available in stores or for online shoppers. [Thanks, Nibellion!]

Nikkei has reported that Nintendo will reduce the packaging for the Switch by 20%. This plan is to help customers around the world get a Nintendo Switch faster. But it will improve Nintendo's own sales as well. Vooks crunched the numbers and noted that the original Nintendo Switch box is 14% bigger than the new Nintendo Switch OLED box. Behind the scenes, Nintendo had already started to cut back on its packaging.

While yearly sales of the Nintendo Switch have dropped, Nintendo has sold a total of 111 million units since its initial 2017 release. More than 100 million users have been playing it annually. That means the vast majority of players who purchased a Switch still actively enjoy it, rather than letting it collect dust.

It has sold more than the Nintendo Wii (101.63 million units), but is still sitting behind the Nintendo Game Boy (118.69 million). Though Nintendo is trying to sell more consoles through altering the size of the box, the semiconductor shortage and different major releases are also affecting its sales numbers.

It is unclear when exactly Nintendo will implement the changes to its box sizes. But it is likely that Nintendo Switch boxes appearing in the near future will look significantly smaller.

The post Nintendo Reduces Switch Box Size to Fight Supply Shortage appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Sunday, August 21, 2022 8:00 AM

genshin impact teyvat times golden apple archipelago

The Golden Apple Archipelago has been back in Genshin Impact for another summer of island fun, and HoYoVerse has compiled some player statistics in its latest issue of Teyvat Times. It used data from all of the servers in this report. HoYoVerse has also released emojis of the characters as they appear in chibi format on the Teyvat Times.

Some of the numbers focus on how many players interacted with the various mirage islands. Almost 50% (43.8% to be more precise) found Xinyan's Phantasmal Conch on The Islands' Stirring Strings. However a "whopping 72%" of players missed at least one of the hidden Phantasmal Conches on Twinning Isle and Broken Isle. A player on the Asia server even brought "Bystander" onto the Twilight Theater stage 32 times.

As for combat information, the Teyvat Times reported that the Genshin Impact Golden Apple Archipelago had not even been open for a week before players defeated almost 530,000,000 hilichurls. However, in that same time period, around 1,665,000 players died falling into the water.

The final set of Golden Apple Archipelago statistics for Genshin Impact focuses on the Reminiscent Regimen event. This event pit players and friends against each other in mini-games around the islands. Twelve players managed to complete everything with a perfect score on the first try. Unfortunately, teamwork does not always make the dream work. An average of 760,0444 players got their Waveriders stolen every day during the "Raid" phase.

Genshin Impact is available on PS4, PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices. You will no longer have access to the Golden Apple Archipelago when Version 3.0 launches, as this map is event exclusive. Version 3.0 will go live on August 24, 2022.

The post Genshin Impact Teyvat Times Says 1.5 Million Drowned During the Summer Event appeared first on Siliconera.

Gamer Empire Sunday, August 21, 2022 11:01 AM

In the Roblox game Creatures of Sonaria, also known as CoS for short, you get to live out the life of a creature trying to […]

The post Creatures of Sonaria Tier List (August 2022) – Best Creatures appeared first on Gamer Empire. It was written by Tim Stadel Clausen.

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PCGamesN Sunday, August 21, 2022 7:47 AM
     Tower of Fantasy AFK farm players are being trolled

Tower of Fantasy AFK farm players trying to earn rare drops while idle in the anime game are being trolled by some of their fellow adventurers. The Genshin Impact competitor launched to dramatic success, but has been plagued by Tower of Fantasy cheaters since its release. Thankfully, developer Hotta Studio has now banned and publicly named and shamed Tower of Fantasy hackers, and appears to be clamping down on such troublemakers.

One slightly more reasonable way that players are attempting to circumnavigate the intended systems is by AFK farming - that is, finding ways to repeatedly kill enemies for rare drops using passive effects that allow them to continue earning items while "away from keyboard." One particular trick uses the Tower of Fantasy character Zero, who can spawn floating orbs that hover around them and deal damage to nearby enemies. These can be used to stand near to an enemy spawn and just automatically kill mobs as they appear.

Players trying to get the Chaser Tower of Fantasy vehicle - imagine a floating sci-fi segway - have been attempting to get their hands on a particularly rare drop required to craft the mount. This has led to crowds of players all standing around in one spot, effectively teaming up to burn their way through enemies as they spawn in hopes of claiming the rare component.

RELATED LINKS: Tower of Fantasy codes, Tower of Fantasy characters, How to level up in Tower of Fantasy

PCGamesN Sunday, August 21, 2022 7:11 AM
     Star Citizen ship size isn't everything, says developer

Star Citizen ships can be quite the contentious subject - the digital space vessels are sold for real money in a game that has been in the Alpha stages of development for around 6 years, with some believing that throwing potentially thousands of dollars at a game with no set release date to be a foolish endeavor.

I personally think that you can spend your money however you want to, but am concerned that I will always be trumped in Star Citizen, no matter my expertise or time played, by someone with a bigger wallet and a bigger ship.

RELATED LINKS: Star Citizen development, Squadron 42 trailer, The best space games on PC

PCGamesN Sunday, August 21, 2022 6:23 AM
     Huge World of Warcraft Auction House bug fix will take

A game-breaking World of Warcraft auction house bug is leaving players unable to buy or sell items in the Blizzard MMORPG. The game-breaking issue has caused woes for many players who have reported losing hundreds of thousands of in-game gold when the auction house automatically purchased multiples of items, or in the reverse case are unable to buy items despite the auction house reporting that there are thousands available for sale.

World of Warcraft community manager Kaivax has responded to multiple forum posts clamouring for assistance, acknowledging the issue. "We're aware of a bug that is causing some items to get stuck in invalid listings," Kaivax says, "This is a priority for us to fix, however, we expect the fix to take 2-3 more days. We'll let you know as soon as the fix is deployed."

Responses to the thread have been a mixture of relief that the issue has been publicly acknowledged and despair that nothing was said about it for almost four days, with the first issues cropping up early in the week. Some fans also ask whether Blizzard will be doing anything to resolve the damage that has been dealt to the game's economy and progression systems during the last week.

RELATED LINKS: Best MMORPGs on PC, The best WoW addons, WoW Dragonflight preview

PCGamesN Sunday, August 21, 2022 6:07 AM
     Destiny 2 Fortnite skins leak ahead of potential crossover event

Destiny 2 and Fortnite skins - not really something I'd put together in my head without prompting, but considering Epic Game's behemoth has included everything from John Wick to Dragon Ball, I suppose nothing is off the table. Two separate leaks from data miners have pointed us in the direction of this crossover, although the extent of the potential event isn't clear just yet.

RELATED LINKS: Destiny 2 classes, Destiny 2 exotics, Destiny 2 builds

Twinfinite Sunday, August 21, 2022 5:38 AM
     The highly anticipated Boeing 737-800 variant by PMDG is coming soon to Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Twinfinite Sunday, August 21, 2022 3:10 AM
     These merchandise items based on a children's picture book series called Anytime Kirby are incredibly adorable, and we want them all.

Siliconera Sunday, August 21, 2022 6:00 AM

Ikki Unite by Sunsoft

Japanese game developer and publisher Sunsoft announced its return after a long period of hiatus. It will produce a new game for PCs while porting a couple of its classic games to current-generation platforms.

Sunsoft will release a new game titled Ikki Unite. The roguelike action game will feature a peasant uprising with multiplayer co-op of up to 16 players. The company has set up a Steam page for the game and opened applications for a closed beta test. The other two titles, Mr. Gimmick! and Ufouria The Saga, will be ports of the original NES games released in the early 1990s.

Sunsoft is also aware of the global audience as it publishes an English press release. It also uploaded another video separate from the Japanese version, where the mascot VTuber Sunsoft-nosuke explains the new games in English.

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Sunsoft is also best known as the original publisher of the 1988 NES game Blaster Master. While it still owns the IP, Inti Creates worked with the company to reboot the franchise with the Blaster Master Zero trilogy. The new games are available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Ikki Unite will appear exclusively on PC via Steam by the end of 2022. Mr. Gimmick! Special Edition and Ufouria The Saga will both come to PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in Winter 2022 and Early 2023, respectively. A physical demo version of Mr. Gimmick! will be available at Gamescom 2022 in Germany.

The post Sunsoft Will Publish More New Games and Ports Throughout 2022 appeared first on Siliconera.

Pivotal Gamers Sunday, August 21, 2022 4:35 AM
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PCGamesN Saturday, August 20, 2022 7:21 PM
     Gotham Knights Red Hood gameplay video divides fan opinion

Gotham Knights is an upcoming action RPG from WB Games, due for release in October. With the spookiest of months quickly descending on us, it's about time we got some more gameplay footage from the not-Batman-but-kinda-Batman beat 'em up. Well, we did. We got gameplay footage of Red Hood doing his thing on the streets of Gotham, and to most, it... doesn't look good.

RELATED LINKS: The best superhero games on PC, The best RPGs on PC, What if Batman: Arkham Knight 2 had happened?

PCGamesN Saturday, August 20, 2022 7:24 PM
     Skyrim mod modernises the combat of the ageing RPG

Skyrim mods are one of the main reasons that the ageing RPG has had such a long shelf life - it was released 11 years ago and its dedicated fans show no signs of giving it up for pastures new, until Starfield finally gets a release date. The modding community for Skyrim is huge, creating detailed and immersive experiences, like earning a scholarship, to the point that you'd think Bethesda had woven the stories themselves.

RELATED LINKS: Skyrim mods, Play Skyrim, Games like Skyrim

Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, August 20, 2022 6:05 PM

I've been following Ooblets since 2016, when it was called Moblets and consisted of some sparse but finely animated GIFs on Twitter. For that reason, and without having played it, it's great to hear that Ooblets is going to hit 1.0 and exit early access on September 1st. Aw, the Oobs are all grown up.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, August 20, 2022 5:20 PM

Slime Rancher 2 has a new setting and new slimes, but otherwise looks to offer the same satisfying collecting and tending as the original. If you've been longing to spend all your time tidying up, you'll be able to do so when it enters early access next month, on September 22nd.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, August 20, 2022 4:59 PM

Days Gone, Sony's zombie survival-on-a-motorbike game, is getting a movie adaptation. Deadline report that Sony PlayStation Productions is developing the project with Sheldon Turner attached as writer and Outlander's Sam Heughan attached to star.

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Rock Paper Shotgun Latest Articles Feed Saturday, August 20, 2022 4:08 PM

All of Black Myth: Wukong's trailers so far have looked stunning, but each one has focused on horrible monsters and combat with horrible monsters. Today's new trailer takes a different tact. It's a six minute-long cutscene in which some sisters discuss their mothers impending marriage, but it's no less beautiful to look at.

Plus, if you stick to the very end, you'll still get to see a new horrible monster.

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Twinfinite Saturday, August 20, 2022 6:19 PM
     You can buy delicious custard pudding in Soul Hackers 2.

Twinfinite Saturday, August 20, 2022 5:27 PM
     New Screenshots of upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons include Newark, Pristina, and Cali.

Twinfinite Saturday, August 20, 2022 4:29 PM
     Gamescom Opening Night Live will bring world premiere looks at previously-announced games

Siliconera Saturday, August 20, 2022 9:00 PM

deadline movie

Video game films are starting to shed away their bad reputation in the wake of Uncharted movie's success, as Sony PlayStation Productions has announced it has started development on an adaptation of Days Gone. Though Sam Witwer portrays protagonist Deacon St. John in the game, Sam Heughan of Outlander is said reportedly interested to starring. Sheldon Turner (X-Men: First Class, The Longest Yard) will write the script. [Thanks, Deadline]

It is unclear why Sam Witwer will not reprise his role as Deacon for the Days Gone movie. Aside from voice acting, he has several live-action credits. He portrayed Benjamin Lockwood or Agent Liberty on Supergirl, Aidan Waite on Being Human, and Davis Bloome on Smallville.

As for Heughan, his most famous role is James Fraser from Outlander. But he has also played Malcolm in the Royal Lyceum Theatre's adaptation of Macbeth. Television roles include Scott Nielson on Doctors and Geoffrey Wellum on First Light.

Days Gone (Bend Studio) came out in 2019 and follows the story of former outlaw-turned-drifter Deacon St. John on a journey to find his wife Sarah. The setting is post-apocalyptic Oregon, in which humans live in camps and zombie-adjacent Freakers roam the Pacific Northwest. The game combines open-world exploration with an action-adventure RPG.

The Days Gone movie adaptation is in development. Days Gone is available on PS4 and Windows PC.

The post Days Gone Movie is in Production appeared first on Siliconera.

Siliconera Saturday, August 20, 2022 7:00 PM

death stranding game pass

On August 23, 2022, those with a PC Game Pass will be able to play Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding. The PC Game Pass version will be the base game and some add-ons. This means that the additional content that came in the Director's Cut version of the game will be absent. [Thanks, Escapist Magazine!]

Aside from the base game, the PC Game Pass version of Death Stranding will have:

  • Chiral Gold / Omnireflector "Ludens Mask" Sunglasses (Color Variant)
  • Gold and Silver Power Skeleton
  • Gold and Silver All-Terrain Skeleton
  • Gold and Silver Armor Plate

Essentially, players will be able to play through the original story while bedazzling Norman Reedus (who "play" protagonist Sam). However, PC Game Pass players may still see Monster Energy drink in Death Stranding. While the reason is unclear, the Director's Cut has removed all mentions and images of Monster Energy.

Death Stranding came out in 2019, and the Director's Cut version appeared in 2021 on the PS5. The Director's Cut version also appeared on Windows PC in 2022. The game follows Sam Porter Bridges, who is a courier delivering supplies to colonies after an apocalyptic event devastated Earth. It is Kojima and Kojima Productions's first game since they left Konami in 2015.

Death Stranding will be available on PC Game Pass from August 23, 2022. You can also play Death Stranding on the PS4, PS5, and Windows PC. A sequel is in development.

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Gamer Empire Saturday, August 20, 2022 5:34 PM

Everyone that has ever played either Mount and Blade: Warband or Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord has felt the inherent need to start/create your own kingdom. This […]

The post Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord – How to Start a Kingdom appeared first on Gamer Empire. It was written by Adrian Oprea.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, August 20, 2022 6:10 PM

The trailer also shows off new cutscenes and story details.

The post The Chant Gets New Story Trailer, Launches November 3 appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, August 20, 2022 5:20 PM

Shows off a new six-minute long 4K cutscene

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Saturday, August 20, 2022 4:35 PM

The promotional material came from a Taiwanese e-commerce website

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