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Do you think you know everything there is to know about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? Then, you can consider participating in the official nationwide quiz about it. Nintendo will hold a The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nationwide Quiz Event from April 7-9, 2023. It will be available in both Japanese and English.
In total, there will be four rounds. You can participate in any or even all of them, and your highest score will be the final result. In order to participate in the quiz, you need to have a Nintendo Account. Here are the times for the The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nationwide Quiz:
The rankings will be announced at 10 PM on April 9. These are all JST, so for those outside of Japan, the quiz will be at 6 AM and PM PT/9 AM and PM ET.
If you use your phone to scan the QR code on the website for the quiz, you can look at some practice questions. They are all multiple choice. Questions range from identifying an enemy from a picture to trivia about the monsters and geography of Hyrule.
The Pokemon Company International revealed the name and logo for the new anime series, and it will be named Pokemon Horizons: The Series. It appeared along with a new trailer. Taito Okiura, vice-president of marketing for the Pokemon Company International, said the series will begin "premiering outside of Japan later this year." There's no exact 2023 release date yet.
Pokemon Horizons will follow dual protagonists Liko and Roy as they explore the mysteries of the world. Liko is a girl with a mysterious pendant and is accompanied by her partner Sprigatito, while Roy wishes to challenge Legendary Pokemon along with his Fuecoco. These four will be joined by a group known as the 'Rising Volt Tacklers' consisting of Friede the leader, Murdock the chef, Orla the mechanic and Mollie the healer. Also appearing are Amethio the Explorer and mascot-suited streamer Nidothing. The trailer also showed the involvement of a black Rayquaza, which viewers may recognise as the shiny variant from the games.
You can watch the trailer for the new Pokemon anime below:
While it does have a name, the new Pokemon anime series has not had a location confirmed. However the appearance of the Paldean starters and an academy-like setting may lead some to speculate that it takes place at least partly in Paldea, the setting of the recent Scarlet and Violet games.
If you’re like me and feel life is entirely too short to spend on important, self-congratulatory games (or people, for that matter), might I recommend 2020’s Sludge Life? Once exclusive to the Epic Games Store, it arrived on Steam about a year later where you could buy it for 15 bucks. Right now, though, you can grab…
As of March 31, 2023, Mirai Akari will retire from her activities as a Vtuber. She will stream for the last time on that date. In her announcement tweet, she apologized for how sudden this retirement is and wants to discuss her feelings with her fans during her final stream.
Her announcement tweet contained four images that explain why she wants to retire from being a Vtuber. She stated that she isn’t certain if this is the right choice, but she made this decision after thinking about it for a long time. Though she wants to continue being a Vtuber—everything from streaming to making videos to singing—the main reason she’s retiring is due to differences in values between herself and her managers.
She stated that since Mirai Akari is a virtual Vtuber avatar, she’s not actually disappearing. All of her archives will remain on her YouTube channel. She will no longer be posting anything as Akari, but she will continue to support all of her Vtuber friends and her fans. At the end of her letter, she thanked all of her fans, Vtuber friends, clients, and the staff who helped her to create her avatar. She also apologized for her lack of updates on her YouTube channel. There are several videos that she recorded prior to her decision to retire, so she will upload them before her final day.
“Imagine someone saying ‘We need you to make a trailer for our movie, but we've only got half of the sets and props ready…” says Tim Bevan de Lange, Creative Director at Realtime Nordic, a studio that makes, specifically, video game trailers. “...and we haven’t actually shot anything, so you’ll need to do that yourself. Some of the actors won't come out of their trailers. One of them will but if you shoot him from the front you realise he's got no eyes, but don't show the audience that. It's not intentional, he's getting them fixed. Also can you film it twice, for different streaming platforms? Make a really good version for Netflix and a slightly worse looking one for Quibi.”
Every so often a game trailer comes along that makes me think, hang on, that was bloody brilliant! I bet some people made that! Most recently it was Creative Assembly’s Immortal Empires trailer. Well, I’ve been digging around and I’m happy to report that yes, although I’m the first one to just see a trailer as an algorithm trying to snatch my coin purse away like a manure-encrusted Victorian ne’er-do-well, game trailers are made by humans. They're often humans who do it as as specific job, either in-house at a developer or as an outside agency like Realtime Nordic. Enlightened and enthralled, I asked some of them about what went into the strange space that is making the trailers for your favourite games.
The PS5 sold out for years. Now it’s in stock and, shockingly, currently on sale for the first time since the latest-gen hardware was released. But the discount only goes until April 6, and who knows how long these cheaper bundles will last.
Just yesterday, developer FromSoftware rolled out a new Elden Ring update that introduced ray tracing (RTX). It’s been a highly requested feature since the game’s February 25, 2022 launch. Unfortunately, just hours after patch 1.09 dropped, RTX is breaking the popular Soulslike in all kinds of ways, from crashing the…
The Mercenaries DLC mode will be added to the Resident Evil 4 remake, for free, on April 7th. The full game launched today, so by the time you’re done gorging on the remake’s fancy additions, the new mode should be ready. Hopefully, you’re still in the mood to roundhouse kick waves of infected in two weeks' time.
Bandai Namco officially revealed the Tekken 8 version of Jack, who is known here as Jack-8. However, we already had an idea he was in the game and on the way. He first showed up in the Lars Alexandersson character trailer. However, this time he gets to stand in the spotlight.
Jack has appeared in pretty much every Tekkeninstallment, and the naming scheme always follows the one used by Jack-8 in Tekken 8. The original “Jack” appeared in the first game. Since then, almost everyone featured a number at the end. The exception is Street Fighter x Tekken’s Jack-X.
Here's the new trailer showing off Jack-8. In it, he faces off against returning fighter King.
Also, this is the list of all of the Tekken 8 character trailers that appeared before the Jack-8 reveal.
2023 might finally be the year where 2TB PS5 SSDs might actually be worth the upgrade. Last year, prices for 1TB PS5 SSDs averaged around $150, whereas 2TB SSDs hovered closer to $300. This year, we're seeing 1TB SSDs trickle below the $100 price point and 2TB SSDs are under $200. The reason PS5 SSD upgrades are pricey is that you can't use any old SSD and expect it to perform well on the PS5 console. You'll want to pick up an PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 solid state drive with a rated 5,500MB/s read speed to match the PS5's internal drive. That means, for better or for worse, picking a top-shelf SSD.
Note that Sony recommends a heatsink attached to your SSD. Not all SSDs listed here have pre-installed heatsinks. For the ones that do, we'll be sure to mention it. For the ones that don't, all you have to do is purchase your own heatsink (we recommend this one for $10) and install it yourself. It's very easy.
Constantly going in and out of stock
Crucial's newest M.2 SSD meets all the requirements for your PS5 SSD upgrade. It supports transfer speeds of up to 6,660MB/s which is well above the 5,500MB/s minimum threshold. Yes there are faster SSDs out there, but if your intention is to put this in your PS5, then that extra speed is worthless because you're bottlenecked by the original PS5 SSD. If you're worried about opening up your PS5 case, don't worry it's very easy. Crucial has an official YouTube PS5 SSD install guide to see you through the process.
Nintendo fans, this is your final reminder that the Wii U and 3DS eShop stores will close on Monday 27th March.
That means this weekend is your last chance to buy any games exclusive to those systems.
Nintendo confirmed the date back in July last year, but it's been quite some time since then.
Genshin Impact developer MiHoYo has announced that Honkai: Star Rail will launch on April 26 for PC, iOS, and Android. PlayStation 4 and 5 versions are also currently in development.
The game takes place after the events of Honkai Impact 3rd on a space train called the Astral Express. The protagonist is planted with something called Stellaron, which is defined as a destructive seed that will eventually bring disaster. Somewhat similar to Genshin Impact, players will unlock new characters to join their party as they progress through the story.
Honkai: Star Rail features a vast universe filled with a variety of different cultures and environments, such as the ice-covered Jarilo-VI and the eastern fantasy-inspired flagship Xianzhou Luofu.
The game also focuses on turn-based combat rather than the real-time combat found in Genshin Impact, as well as familiar microtransactions and gatcha features.
In IGN’s Honkai: Star Rail closed beta preview, we said: “Honkai is shaping up to be a well-made game with an interesting enough universe, story, and characters making me want to come back to it and see it evolve over time.”
George Yang is a freelance writer for IGN. He's been writing about the industry since 2019 and has worked with other publications such as Insider, Kotaku, NPR, and Variety.
I can't remember if I've already banged on about what a terrible, unhelpful term "metroidvania" is, so let's skip past to say that Angel's Gear reminds me of the one Castlevania game I've ever played.
It's partly the tone: a compelling blend of gothic and biomechanical horror, with a 90s game boy goriness that's cartoony enough to feel colourful rather than repulsive. "Camp" isn't the right word, but a hint of melodrama gives the story severity without self-seriousness. I mean, within the first minute of the game, your soldier goes from a terrified Normandy-style amphibious assault on a fortified metal church to seeing their war made irrelevant when the moon explodes. The whole thing is kind of metal, to be honest.
Bandai Namco has released a video showing off Jack-8 in Tekken 8.
The hard-hitting Tekken AI returns in the upcoming fighting game with what looks like a stance ability and new voice work - and by that I mean he grunts and snarls as he smashes up his opponent.
I love Jack's new rage art, which sees him fire a huge railgun point blank into his opponent's face. Oh, and stick to the end for a surprise stare from Jack with the visor. Truly terrifying stuff.
The Mercenaries DLC will appear in Resident Evil 4 Remake for free starting on April 7, 2023. This mode also existed in the original version of the game. It is a lot more action-packed than the main campaign, and it focuses on killing enemies as fast as possible to get a high score. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]
Since its original incarnation in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, Resident Evil games have featured a The Mercenaries minigame or something similar. In Resident Evil 4, the version of The Mercenaries allowed you to play as HUNK and the Giant Chainsaw Man. It also featured the unlockable Handcannon weapon. Until Capcom reveals more information on this iteration of The Mercenaries though, it’s unclear just what characters and weapons will be in it.
Resident Evil 4 Remake is a revamped version of original 2005 game. Both the characters and gameplay are re-imaginations of the original. For example, there is a higher emphasis on parrying with your knife in the remake. The story still revolves around secret agent Leon S. Kennedy and his mission to rescue the president's daughter Ashley, though. You can read our review for it here.
Resident Evil 4 Remake is available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC. The Mercenaries DLC for Resident Evil 4 Remake will come out for free on April 7, 2023.
Players hoping to join the Diablo 4 open beta this weekend must prepare themselves for “unprecedented" queue times as the developers test online infrastructure.
The official Diablo Twitter account reiterated Blizzard's comments last week that a beta is about testing functionality instead of just letting people play early. "As we prepare to open the gates to Sanctuary, we'd like to remind our players that the Diablo 4 open beta is a test to ensure a smooth launch," it said (below).
"We expect unprecedented traffic and queue times as a result. We appreciate your patience and understanding."
As we prepare to open the gates to Sanctuary, we'd like to remind our players that the #DiabloIV Open Beta is a test to ensure a smooth launch.
We expect unprecedented traffic and queue times as a result. We appreciate your patience & understanding.
The Destiny 2 community has been mourning the loss of John Wick and The Wire actor Lance Reddick along with everyone else following his recent death. But Bungie confirms the voice behind lead character Commander Zavala still has a few performances left to come in the game.
Director Chad Stahelski, who is currently promoting his latest film John Wick: Chapter 4, wants to find a way to "push the colour palette" in the upcoming Ghost of Tsushima movie.
Speaking to DiscussingFilm, the director was asked how he was planning to approach the adaptation of Sucker Punch's samurai epic.
"Ghost of Tsushima is a really interesting story if you really dive into the tale of Jin Sakai and what the film is really about. And you tie him to these amazing visuals," Stahelski replied.
The Pokemon Company will run a Pikachu Campaign at Pokemon Centers in Japan from April 22, 2023 to June 30, 2023. During that time, you will be able to see and purchase a wide variety of Pikachus at the stores. As well, a serial code that players can use to redeem a Pikachu in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will be available. [Thanks, Game Watch!]
There are various stages to the Pikachu Campaign. The first part is a My Pikachu doll, which will cost 1,650 JPY (around $12.60). These Pikachu dolls all have slight differences to their expressions, body parts, and tails. You’ll be able to choose the perfect Pikachu for yourself. The catch, however, is that they are not available in the online shops.
If you want to make your My Pikachu purchase more special, you can participate in the Pika Pika Forest or Pika Pika Tree attraction. It will cost 1,650 JPY. It recreates the idea of meeting your own Pikachu in the forest, but you will not be able to pick a My Pikachu yourself. Once you have a My Pikachu, you can create a name tag for it. You will be able to make a name tag from April 22, 2023 to May 31, 2023.
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Vesemir’s death in 2015’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt brought me to tears. Despite having very little familiarity with the games or the books before playing the third entry in this classic trilogy of RPGs, the moment my little band of misfit heroes lost an essential part of their found family was too much to hold it all…
Blizzard is investigating reports from some players that the Diablo 4 beta is causing GPU issues.
The reports revolve around GPUs apparently overheating while running the action RPG's recent early access on PC.
Eurogamer reader "jonzie23" was among those who reported a problem with their GPU while running Diablo 4 last weekend.
Everywhere (not to be confused with Everything) was a big fat question mark at last year’s Gamescom Opening Night Live. It comes from Build A Rocket Boy, the studio founded by ex-GTA boss Leslie Benzies, and despite its cryptic reveal trailer, AliceB theorised it was some kind of Robloxlike. Turns out her hunch was correct - Everywhere is a platform that allows players to create their own custom content. To show off what the tools can do, Benzies and the team unveiled MindsEye, an episodic “blockbuster” adventure available inside Everywhere. A game set inside a game, if you will.
After announcing in December that it was coming, the Pokémon anime finally aired its last Ash and Pikachu episode in Japan. The episode won’t be airing in English for some time as the anime is tied to a Netflix deal that releases batches of episodes periodically, so if you’re curious to see how their journey concludes…
Koei Tecmo teased what people can expect in each early Atelier Ryza 3 patch, and depth of field fixes and graphics are priorities. The company took to the official site to detail what will come in updates. The first one will focus on the depth of field on every platform. After that, there will be more specific graphical fixes for each platform.
The first Atelier Ryza 3 depth of field update will appear in a patch for the PS4, PS5, Switch, and PC. Koei Tecmo noted that Gust’s adjustments will make the effect “weaker.” The goal, however, is to make it more playable when someone is in some of the game’s larger environments.
After that, there will be two other kinds of updates. One Atelier Ryza 3 patch on the PS4, PS5, and Switch will add graphics options. Koei Tecmo didn’t explain what that will entail or how comprehensive these will be. With the PC version, there will be even more Atelier Ryza 3 depth of field changes. Koei Tecmo noted there will be varying degrees to select, rather than either having it “on” or “off.”
Atelier Ryza 3 is available on the PS4, PS5, Switch, and PC. There's no word yet on when the first depth of field patch could appear.
Zack Snyder has announced that a three day celebration of his DC trilogy, consisting of Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, and Justice League, will be held in April with all proceeds going to charity.
Taking place from April 28 to April 30, the Full Circle event will be held in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Snyder himself will host the weekend of screenings in honour of his daughter, Autumn Snyder, who passed away at the age of 20. The director's cut of each film will be shown before Snyder participates in a Q&A with special guests that will be livestreamed too.
The screenings on April 28 and 29 will take place at the Ahmanson Auditorium at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena while the April 30 screening will take place at Universal Cinema AMC at CityWalk Hollywood.
"We’re honoured to participate in this fundraiser in support of suicide prevention and to help increase awareness of this important issue in our community,” said Karen Hofmann, president of the ArtCenter College of Design.
Tickets to the events are now on sale and are available for each individual day. Entry to day one costs $150, entry to date two costs $150, and entry to day three costs $175.
Snyder had teased a "full circle" announcement earlier in March in an incredibly cryptic tweet, causing fans to speculate wildly about what could be coming. Alas, now we know.
Diablo 4 is the next entry in Blizzard’s iconic and highly influential RPG series. While each Diablo game has had its own impact on the industry at large — with Diablo 2 popularizing the genre abroad, and Diablo 3’s real money marketplace not forgotten — Diablo 4 moves towards modernization.
Adopting mechanics found in MMORPGs, the world of Sanctuary has changed in some surprising ways. While Blizzard has shown off World Event Quests and World Bosses that feel oddly similar to Smilegate’s Lost Ark, the developer has gone a step further to change how some pivotal systems in the series work. And some of these quality-of-life improvements have perhaps made the biggest splash in how players can approach their endgame builds.
Here are some of the most significant changes we’ve found in our hands-on experience with the Diablo 4 beta.
No longer do players need to rely on RNG to add sockets to their Rare or Legendary items. Instead, with the right amount of gold and materials, the Occultist can add sockets to your weapons, armor, and accessories.
If you couldn't get enough of the Mario Day sales earlier this month, don't worry, Nintendo has plenty more to offer before we move into April. Wave 2 of Mario Day is kicking off now (which has basically made March into Mario Month instead), and you can pick up select digital Mario games for just $39.99 each.
Below, you can find a selection of discounted digital Mario games available to pick up on Amazon. However, you can also find these sales going on at Best Buy, the Nintendo eShop, and on Humble Bundle.
The Mario Day sales don't just end with these digital games, either. You can also still pick up the Nintendo Switch Mario Day bundle, which contains a Switch console with red Joy-Cons and a game of your choosing (between Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe or Super Mario Odyssey) for just $299.00.
People now playing the Resident Evil 4 remake on the PS5 may have noticed a bug involving flickering lights. Capcom issued a statement noting it is aware of the problem. It also confirmed that it will release a patch that will fix that issue in Resident Evil 4, while detailing how to mitigate the issue in the meantime.
Capcom didn’t share a video of how the Resident Evil 4 flickering lights bug looks on the PS5. It only noted that it will show up on the bottom half of the screen. It noted that there are three things that can help in the meantime.
The first possible solution is to save. After you have, go to the PS5 home menu and close the game out. Then, choose to restart it.
The other two ways to potentially get rid of this problem while waiting for the Resident Evil 4 remake patch is to try adjusting two options. One is to turn on the Camera’s Motion Blur. The other is to turn off the Display’s Depth of Field. Capcom only mentioned doing one or the other.
The Resident Evil 4 remake is available on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC, and the PS5 flickering lights patch is coming.
Resident Evil 4 is one of the most influential video games in the history of the medium, a game that perfectly balances tense third-person gunplay, varied set pieces and impeccable pacing to deliver something truly unique at the time of its release. That made me regard the prospect of the 2023 remake with equal parts anticipation and apprehension. Could Capcom really do it justice? After all, as impressive as their most recent efforts had been, recreating a game like RE4 is a far more daunting task.
Now that it's here, it's clear this is a complete reimagining of the original game using Capcom's in-house RE engine. It fails to revolutionise the genre, but the way the game has been updated for a new audience is still remarkably engaging - and a fantastic reimaging of the original. Alas, the final game suffers from minor technical hiccups that surprised all of us.
In this article, we'll share the current status of the primary console versions of the game as of launch day, including advice on how each version performs, then compare the new version to the original in terms of both visuals and gameplay. Looking to the game's core design though, Capcom opted to not just to recreate the original experience, but expand it - and that deserves both celebration and scrutiny.
The Resident Evil 4 Remake released today, and it is already doing some impressive numbers on Steam. In fact, it has set the all-time concurrent players peak record for the Resident Evil franchise as a whole.
At the time of writing, there are 131,159 players working their way through the world as Leon S. Kennedy (and his lovely jacket), with that number more than likely to rise as the day goes on.
To put those numbers into more perspective, Resident Evil Village has an all-time player peak of 106,631. Then in third place, we have the Resident Evil 2 Remake with an all-time player peak of 74,227.
There have been many advertising beats for the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie. We have seen trailers of Mario getting launched unceremoniously through a pipe and out into the Mushroom Kingdom. We have seen an eclectic take on Rainbow Road. We have even had a plumbing commercial full of Nintendo Easter eggs.
Now, if all that chaos has made you a tad hot under the collar and in need of a refreshing wash, well you are in luck. That's right, cosmetic company Lush has partnered with the Super Mario Bros. Movie to produce some themed products.
If you head over to the Lush website, you can pick and choose from a limited-edition range of Super Mario Bros. products that will "power-up your bathing".
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Yu-Gi-Oh card game, Shibuya Scramble Figure will release a 1/7 figure of Gemini Elf. Pre-orders are open until July 31, 2023. The Yu-Gi-Oh Gemini Elf figure will cost 31,900 JPY, which is approximately $243.50. [Thanks, Denfaminico!]
The Gemini Elf figure will stand at around 26 centimeters tall and is a faithful recreation of the card art. The two elves will stand on a base that resembles the back of a Yu-Gi-Oh card. This is so that it looks like someone has summoned the monster during a game. eStream is also holding a giveaway on Twitter. To participate, you simply need to QRT this Tweet with the hashtags #ヂェミナイ・エルフ and #渋スクフィギュア. It will give away five figures in total.
Here are some more pictures of the Gemini Elf figure:
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Gemini Elf is one of the original Yu-Gi-Oh monsters when the card game launched in 1998. It is a Normal Monster of the Earth attribute and it is a Spellcaster. It has fairly good stats for a 4-star monster, since it has 1900 ATK. However, outside of usage in decks that specialize in Normal Monsters, it has fallen out of the meta.
Microsoft’s $69 billion deal to buy Activision Blizzard inched closer in a big way on Friday. UK regulators announced a provisional finding that the acquisition wouldn’t harm competition, despite previously suggesting the Xbox maker might need to spin-off the Call of Duty business to get the sale approved.
In the 20+ years since the Fallout franchise was introduced to the world, most of the games have been met with praise—which means that ranking them isn’t easy. It’s especially difficult to pit the games against each other when you consider that the post-nuclear franchise has undergone a couple of genre changes through…
Phat Company will release 1/7 scale figures of Sabito and Makomo from Demon Slayer in April 2024. Pre-orders are open via AmiAmi and Good Smile Company. Each figure will cost 19,800 JPY, which is around $151.15. [Thanks, Hobby Watch!]
Though the Makomo figure is just a normal scale one that you can pose, you can actually swap around parts on the Sabito. Not only can you remove his mask if you wish, but you can also replace his wooden sword with a Nichirin sword. Both the Demon Slayer Sabito and Makomo figures will come with their own base stands. Sabito’s look like he is standing on stone. Meanwhile, Makomo’s looks like she is standing on the forest ground with some rocks behind her.
Here are some pictures of Sabito:
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Here are some pictures of Makomo:
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In December, The Pokémon Company revealed that after 25 years, Ash's time as the main protagonist in the long-running Pokémon anime was coming to an end. He had finally achieved his dream of becoming the Pokémon World Champion and now, it was time for new characters – Loki, Roy, Professor Friede, and Captain Pikachu – to take over.
Today, Ash's journey came to an end in Japan (the dubbed version is coming at a later date) and the English voice actor for him, Sarah Natochenny, released a statement congratulating Ash's Japanese voice actor, Rica Matsumoto, and thanking her for 17 years of inspiration.
Sony has officially dropped the PS5 God of War Ragnarok Bundle down to just $509.99 at all retailers in the US, that's a $50 discount from the list price of $559.99. This includes Amazon, PS Direct, Best Buy, Walmart, GameStop, and Target. For now, it also looks like the deal will only last until the end of the day on March 24, 11:59 PM PST.
This is the first major discount we have seen since the PlayStation 5 launched over two years ago. A standard PS5 will cost you $500 at the moment, so with this discount you're effectively only paying $10 for God of War Ragnarok on PS5. This is an absolute steal and well worth considering.
It wasn't all that long ago that the PS5 was completely out of stock, with many gamers unable to secure the new consoles for almost two years. But, the tide seems to have turned, as PS5 consoles are now available 100% of the time, and fans are now even getting discounts on the console in 2023.
Friday’s news of Lance Reddick passing hit me hard. Writing this piece without crying has been impossible. But I want to – I need to – talk about Reddick’s impact on the gaming community. Reddick voiced Zavala in the Destiny series and Sylens from Horizon Zero Dawn, and both Bungie and Guerrilla Games issued statements in tribute to Reddick’s fantastic work in their games.
Not only was Reddick an incredible talent, he was also a passionate gamer. He showed so much love for Zavala, Destiny, and Destiny 2. I remember seeing him talking about Destiny on Twitter, and his smiling face as he sent video messages to the community members cheering them on, or throwing casual crap their way.
I specifically remember seeing a video of Reddick showing his “Saturday vibes”, where he was grinding in Destiny, surrounded by his dogs and relaxing on his couch completely engrossed in his game. That one stuck with me because it was just so familiar, so relatable, because that’s how I spend a lot of my weekends. Just playing my favorite video games. Seeing a voice actor who brought one of the key characters in Destiny playing the game with true delight was something I didn’t know I’d connect with so well.
Gaming allows so many people to find each other, that otherwise they would not meet. I played Destiny on Xbox One with my best friends from high school, who I reconnected with through our love for gaming. I met several other good friends through Destiny. Whether it was people finding me through my Twitch stream and vice versa, or if it was me finding a friendly player in Destiny I wanted to add as a friend, we became connected.