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Kotaku Wednesday, November 24, 2021 9:05 PM

Sometimes, sports video games need to change their covers just before they're released. It's happened with FIFA and PES, it's happened with Madden, it's happened to NBA 2K. It's now also happening with Cricket 22, but for slightly more scandalous reasons.


Kotaku Wednesday, November 24, 2021 8:25 PM

Photorealistic faces in video games have been with us for a while, but they've still been a long way from what you'd call realistic, as while we've got the polygons and texturing almost perfected, facial animations remain are still stuck in the depths of the uncanny valley.


Kotaku Wednesday, November 24, 2021 4:00 PM

For a long time, I ignorantly assumed that anthro art was...unserious. Anime catgirls and dog boys generally seem pretty upbeat, drawn with bright colors and cheerful expressions. I'd never encountered a furry story with riveting character arcs, having only ever accidentally stumbled upon decontextualized furry porn…


Kotaku Wednesday, November 24, 2021 3:40 PM

Steve Burton, who previously voiced brooding Final Fantasy hero Cloud Strife, was recently fired from his long-standing role on General Hospital after refusing to comply with the soap opera's vaccine mandate, the actor announced via Instagram (h/t Variety).


PCGamesN Wednesday, November 24, 2021 5:54 PM
     Call of Duty: Vanguard's Secrets of the Pacific event suspended due to crashes

The Call of Duty: Vanguard Secrets of the Pacific event, part of a crossover with Call of Duty: Warzone meant to gear players up for the launch of the new Caldera battle royale map in Warzone and the start of the new season one, has been put on pause while the developers identify the source of widespread crashes in the FPS game.

Secrets of the Pacific went live today, but quickly ran into trouble. Vanguard players reported crashes kicking them out to the home screen. Some reported that the crash appears to happen when someone uses the attack dogs killstreak in multiplayer, but so far Sledgehammer hasn't confirmed this is the source of the bug. Other players have said the crash happens at random times, even when the attack dogs killstreak isn't active.

Whatever the case, the developer has disabled the Secrets of the Pacific event, but have said that any challenges you've already completed in the brief time it was available will be unaffected - you'll keep any progress you made when the event returns.

PCGamesN Wednesday, November 24, 2021 4:01 PM
     Age of Empires 4 will get some fan-requested features in the next patch

Historical real-time strategy game Age of Empires IV will get a major patch next week, and it'll be adding some of the features fans have been clamoring for the most since its release date earlier this month. In addition to the updates teased in the roadmap published last week, we'll be seeing improvements to the mini-map and some new options for during and after matches.

As you might expect, the Age 4 Winter Update will be making some balance changes to the RTS game. The French Hulk ship will be brought down a couple notches to keep it from dominating naval warfare. Cavalry will be more vulnerable to crossbowmen (both standard and elite) and spearmen. The devs have also fixed the Holy Roman Empire's prelate so that it can continue to inspire nearby units even after being pushed a bit. The Mongols are getting an adjustment to the 'superior mobility' trait so that the speed modifier "is appropriately applied" from now on.

The developers are also adding some requested UI features, such as placing the Chinese Dynasty button in a less prominent location down in the lower left corner of the screen. You'll also have the option to enable an in-game score screen - the devs say this can impact the say people play, and so it'll be an option you can enable or disable prior to each match.

RELATED LINKS: Age of Empires 4 release date, Age of Empires 4 review, The best RTS games on PC

Twinfinite Wednesday, November 24, 2021 4:48 PM

While the spooky season has officially shifted to the festive season, there's never a bad time to get your creep on. And for all you gore-hounds, there's thankfully a brand new psychological horror game to keep your eye on. Indeed, developer LKA and publisher Wired Productions have announced their first-person chiller, Martha Is Dead, will […]

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Twinfinite Wednesday, November 24, 2021 3:44 PM

Today Sega and Creative Assembly released another brand new trailer of the upcoming strategy game Total War: Warhammer III.

The post Total War: Warhammer III in-Engine Trailer Is All About Nurgle appeared first on Twinfinite.

Siliconera Wednesday, November 24, 2021 6:00 PM

The Grand Prix ranks what people search for within the past year compared to the previous.

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Siliconera Wednesday, November 24, 2021 5:00 PM

The Kotobukiya Black Friday 2021 sale is live and includes discounts on Evangelion, Yu-Gi-Oh, and Frame Arm Girl figures and model kits.

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Siliconera Wednesday, November 24, 2021 4:00 PM

Atlus is still releasing the more spoiler-filled SMT V demon videos, with the latest one looking at the Greek god Zeus.

The post Zeus is One of the Greek Gods Appearing in SMT V appeared first on Siliconera.

Destructoid Wednesday, November 24, 2021 6:00 PM

No, this is not a joke I couldn't believe it when I heard the news, but it's true: the beloved...

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Destructoid Wednesday, November 24, 2021 5:30 PM

Bandai Namco is hosting four PC-only sessions starting December 3, and sign-ups are open The curious one-versus-seven survival game Dragon...

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Destructoid Wednesday, November 24, 2021 5:00 PM

Find yourself a man who will blow up ancient monuments to save you 007 can never claim to be the...

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Destructoid Wednesday, November 24, 2021 4:30 PM

Aka the Black Friday Steam sale Right on cue (thanks for the advance notice, Valve!), the Steam Autumn Sale started...

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Destructoid Wednesday, November 24, 2021 4:00 PM

Citizen Sleeper is shaping up to be a fascinating exploration of luck and life in the outer rim Here it...

The post Citizen Sleeper is about finding community in the coldest reaches of space appeared first on Destructoid.

Destructoid Wednesday, November 24, 2021 3:30 PM

What kept you? Clockwork Aquario, the long-lost arcade adventure from the early '90s, is finally set for its day in...

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Destructoid Wednesday, November 24, 2021 3:00 PM

Publishers are looking into making NFT games. What does that even mean? To really understand NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens), and cryptocurrency...

The post What are NFTs and how are they trying to change video games? appeared first on Destructoid.

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, November 24, 2021 8:30 PM
     Best Power Supply Black Friday Deal Psu BrandWhile most of the focus in the sphere of PC gaming hardware typically relates to CPUs and GPUs, having a good power supply cannot be understated. Giving your components good clean energy is integral to ensuring proper functionality and extended life spans. Whether you're trying to replace a dead or aging power supply, upgrade power delivery, build a new PC, or just improve cable management, there are some great deals this Black Friday for quality power supplies. We've done the grunt work and poured over countless options to show you some of the best deals out there. In addition to the list we've put together, we will also help you figure out which power supply to choose for your PC and explain why these are the best power supplies to consider.   As a note, our list of Black Friday deals consists entirely of ATX-sized PC power supplies due to it being the most popular and compatible standard. These power supplies were also chosen because of build quality, commo...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, November 24, 2021 7:00 PM
     Fortnite Crew Pack SeptemberIt's been a long road for Fortnite Chapter 2, but things are finally coming to a close. And soon. The timing for the chapter's long-awaited finale is upon us, bringing with it the end of the Cube Queen and her wicked machinations. Just like most other chapter events, The End is one-and-done. After you play it, it'll go into the vaults of time, ne'er to be seen 'gain. Or a less archaic way of saying that. So grab your  favorite guns, a lawn chair, and a bucket of digital popcorn to prepare to get the last act of a desperate cube underway. The End will begin on December 4 at 4 PM ET, which is only about a week and a half away. It marks the last stand of whatever Fortnite players call themselves against the Cube Queen. Fortnite Fighters? Busfolk? The Convergence has been seen through and the Cube Queen is delivering what she assumes to be the final blow. It's up to you and the 15 others in your party to bring the fight to the Sideways. The playlist c...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, November 24, 2021 4:30 PM
     Steam Store Autumn Sale 2021 Black Friday 2It's the most wonderful time of the year. Well, for Steam users at least. The Steam Store's 2021 Autumn Sale went live earlier today, bringing discounts on games for Black Friday week. It's chock full of all sorts of deals that are sure to make your wallet quiver in fear. But any deals that you've got your eye on will have to be snatched up pretty quickly since the sale ends on November 30. That isn't a lot of time compared to Steam's usual sale periods that last a couple weeks. Steam sales usually have some kind of theme that gives you a hint of what to expect. For example, the previous Halloween sale had a large focus on horror games. But that's not much good if you don't like scary games, is it? Well, this time, you can find massive discounts on games from all sorts of different genres — from RPGs to sports, fighting games, and even more. No matter what kind of gamer you happen to be, you're sure to find some solid deals here.   Some stand-out games we reco...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, November 24, 2021 3:45 PM
     Dragon Ball The Breakers beta cellLast week, Bandai Namco unveiled the latest entry in its licensed Dragon Ball video game catalog, dubbed Dragon Ball: The Breakers. This new game surprised quite a few fans of the Dragon Ball titles, as rather than functioning as another fighting game or RPG, it features asymmetrical online gameplay in which seven survivors have to flee from a rampaging supervillain. As fun as this idea seemed, many still had questions over the specifics of the gameplay, as well as whether or not it would turn out any good. Thankfully, Bandai Namco just offered to provide answers to both of those questions, as they opened up closed beta testing registration and uploaded an extensive new gameplay trailer for Dragon Ball: The Breakers. According to a press release, the closed beta test will take place throughout December 4 and December 5 across four separate four-hour sessions. To have a chance at entering the beta, players will need to sign up for it before November 30 at 2:59 p.m. UTC, and they can ...

PC Invasion - FeedDDD Wednesday, November 24, 2021 3:00 PM
     mass effect amazon seriesAmazon Prime may be adapting the world of Mass Effect to the small screen. A report from Deadline suggested that Amazon is "nearing a deal" to develop a series based on the franchise. This comes after Amazon revealed that another of its shows, The Wheel of Time, had been very well received and is quickly becoming one of its most successful shows of the year. With the next Mass Effect on the horizon, this may be the perfect time for an adaptation of the original trilogy. Looking back through the last few years of adaptations based on beloved source material, this news isn't necessarily surprising. Not only has Amazon Prime successfully adapted popular graphic novel series like The Boys, and the upcoming The Lord of the Rings series, which makes its debut in September 2022. Netflix has also taken a shot at adapting established video game franchises, with both Castlevania and The Witcher performing well enough to score multiple seasons.   Is adapting Mass Effect really...

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Player Assist | Game Guides & Walkthroughs Wednesday, November 24, 2021 3:17 PM
     Smite characters are based on gods and mythical figures, and players could obtain skins for their favorite ones. Certain skins are season rewards, and Season 8 is one of the seasons' most coveted rewards: The Crash Test Janus skin. To unlock the Crash Test Janus skin, players must purchase the Battle Pass and level it […]

Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, November 24, 2021 4:39 PM

343 Industries is having some growing pains when it comes to making a free-to-play game.

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Gaming Instincts – Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism Wednesday, November 24, 2021 3:25 PM

What would you like to see out of a Mass Effect television series?

The post Amazon In 'Final Negotiations' For Mass Effect Series appeared first on Gaming Instincts - Next-Generation of Video Game Journalism.

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