Resident Evil Village has already hit 3 million shipments and digital sales

11 hours 28 minutes ago

Capcom has finally revealed the launch numbers for its newest survival horror sequel, Resident Evil Village. Available on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC platforms, Ethan Winters journey into a sepia-tinged nightmare has amassed over three million global shipments and digital sales in the few days following its May 7 launch.

This highly impressive number sees Resident Evil Village surpass the launch of 2017's Resident Evil VII and is more or less equal to the incredible launch numbers attained by 2019 remake Resident Evil 2. Resident Evil Village also made its debut at the number one spot of the UK charts. In addition, the success of Village pushes sales for the entire Resident Evil franchise beyond the 100 million mark. That's a helluva lot of scares.

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Chris Moyse

Lone Developer Stands Up To Grand Theft Auto DMCA Claim, Wins

16 hours 28 minutes ago

Earlier this year fans reversed engineered the source code to Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. They released it to the web, but Grand Theft Auto copyright holder Take-Two pulled it offline via a DMCA claim. But one fan stood up to the publisher and has now succeeded in getting the…

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Zack Zwiezen

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Frankenstein's Army Director Claims Resident Evil Village Monsters Are Based Off His Designs

17 hours 47 minutes ago

Resident Evil Village has a ton of new monsters for Mr. Ethan Winters to face, but not all of them are totally original designs. At least according to Frankenstein's Army director Richard Raaphorst. 

Raaphorst took to LinkedIn and Twitter to draw similarities between his designs and those of some of the creatures in Resident Evil Village. The similarities are so striking, that even his fans began taking to social media in order to point out the seemingly carbon-copied takes on those that go bump in the night. For direct side-by-side shots, Twitter user @CloneKorp broke it down in the simplest way, showing side-by-side shots of Village monsters next to their Frankenstein's Army counterparts: 

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Liana Ruppert

Resident Evil Village Spoilercast: The Biggest Twists And Surprises

18 hours 6 minutes ago

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Resident Evil Village is one of the biggest games of the year, and in many ways it doesn't disappoint, but it's not without its flaws either. Several Game Informer editors, including Dan Tack (@dantack), Blake Hester (@metallicaisrad), Liana Ruppert (@DirtyEffinHippy), Kimberley Wallace (@kstar1785), and Ben Reeves (@Benjaminreeves) all sit down to talk about those highs, lows, and all the surprising twists in-between. On this show, we're also joined by freelancer Suriel Vazquez (@SurielVazquez), who offers some valuable insights. 

We want to emphasize that we SPOIL everything about this game including the boss fights, Chris' role, and the post credit scene. If you haven't beat Resident Evil Village, we highly recommend you do that before you watch this video. Bookmark this page and come back when you're ready as we'd love to hear what everyone thought about the game! Also there are a number of uncensored curse words in this episode. 

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Ben Reeves

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is now getting a PC port, 20 years later

18 hours 26 minutes ago

After 20 years as a console game, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is getting a PC port. (Not to be confused with D&D: Dark Alliance, the new spiritual successor coming this summer.) Baldur's Alliance is the 2001 co-op hack and slasher set in yon Forgotten Realms. The re-release has just landed on consoles but Black Isle Studios have now announced that the game is getting a PC port for the first time too.

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Lauren Morton

Dev turns The Room 4: Old Sins' creepy old dollhouse into a gorgeous Lego build

18 hours 58 minutes ago

Lego is (as a year in lockdown with a whole lot to time to assemble plastic bricks has taught me) cool, and developer Fireproof Games' gorgeously atmospheric The Room puzzle series is, among many other good things, cool too. So it should come as absolutely no surprise to anyone that combining the two results in a very cool thing indeed.

The architect of this particular very cool thing is Fireproof Games' own graphic and motion designer Roger Schembri who, under the name Lego CustardKid, has previously submitted a number of creations to the endlessly impressive Lego Ideas website, including an elaborate ornamental safe inspired by the original The Room.

The Room 4: Old Sins' Dollhouse (as spotted by Kotaku) is Schembri's most ambitious Lego Ideas build yet, lovingly recreating the game's deliciously sinister enchanted dollhouse - itself a detailed recreation of The Room 4's Waldegrave Manor - in impressively miniaturised detail.

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VVVVVV Creator's Next Game Is Entirely Made in Roblox

19 hours 13 minutes ago
The creator of VVVVVV, Terry Cavanagh, has just released his next game -- but unlike VVVVVV, you won't find it on typical storefronts. Instead, in order to play Climb the Giant Man Obby, you'll need to venture into Roblox. In a blog post, Cavanagh announced the "obby," which is Roblox shorthand for "obstacle course" (or just a platformer) and a popular genre to make among first-time creators on Roblox. "For the past year or so, I’ve been kinda fascinated by Roblox – a massively popular multiplayer game platform, mostly aimed at kids," Cavanagh writes. "So recently, I decided to try making a game for it!" [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/02/24/roblox-freeze-tag-trailer"] "I didn’t expect how much I was going to love working in Roblox Studio," Cavanagh added. "I’ve been working on this on-and-off for about three months, which makes it one of my biggest freeware projects ever." Cavanagh detailed his development journey with Roblox in a lengthy Twitter thread that goes back to the end of March. The thread offers glimpses of his process of adapting to Roblox's creation tools as Cavanagh first attempted to recreate the outfit worn by the fellow in the "How do you do, fellow kids?" meme, then turned his player character wearing that outfit into a giant man to then build a climbable obstacle course around. The ensuring obby has, per Cavanagh, about 30 or so "stages" which include obstacles like giant rotating fidget spinners, extremely narrow platforms, and ziplines.
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Rebekah Valentine

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Resident Evil Village mods are extremely unsettling already

19 hours 31 minutes ago

Resident Evil Village modders have been working frighteningly fast. Not long after the game's free demo was available on PC, they'd already put Thomas The Tank Engine's head on very tall Lady Dimitrescu and also turned enemies into Barney. Those are funny, don't get me wrong, but they're part of the expected suite of PC mods these days. Someone always adds Thomas, right? Resident Evil Village has properly launched now, and things are getting weirder very quickly, as proven by Ethan and Mia Winters' terrible baby Chris Redfield.

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Lauren Morton

A New Halo Infinite Trailer Is Being Teased

20 hours ago

It looks like a new Halo Infinite trailer is dropping very soon for those itching to see more Craig the Brute. Halo Infinite's Joseph Staten took to Twitter to share an update for his week, and it very much looks like he's teasing a new trailer for the ongoing Master Chief tale. 

343 Industries recently stated that it would have more to share on Halo Infinite "soon," and it looks like "soon" could very well be this month. Even more so with Staten's follow-up tweet, which you can see below: 

The "117" is obviously a reference to John 117, also known as Master Chief. Sneaky, sneaky Staten! 

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Liana Ruppert

Nine Inch Nails And Animal Crossing: New Horizons Collide With 'Nine Inch Nooks'

20 hours 46 minutes ago

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is one of the most wholesome games out on the market. Nine Inch Nails is definitely not one of the most wholesome bands, but that doesn't stop me from simping Trent Reznor and his delectable dark tunes. So when I saw a mashup of the two worlds with a Nine Inch Nooks Closer cover, it was just too weird not to share. 

The cover was made by Jenn Welch and is a shot-by-shot remake of Nine Inch Nail's Closer song. If you're a fan like I am of Reznor's music, then you know what the lyrics to this are, so uh, it makes sense then that Welch would use a version of the song without lyrics, instead using vocal sounds from the game when bringing it into the realm of Animal Crossing: 

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I'm not going to lie, it's pretty perfect, especially when you compare it to the original music video for Closer. Is this the crossover I was expecting to see? Not even remotely, but I can tell you that I'm not even close to being mad at it. 

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Liana Ruppert

Gears 5 developers won't be announcing new games "for some time"

20 hours 50 minutes ago

Gears 5 has been out for nearly a couple years now, but don't start thinking about Gears 6, or Gears anything, for a while. The Coalition still have plans to bring more maps and characters to Gears 5 in two more Operations, they say, but the studio is also focusing on transitioning to the newest Unreal Engine. That's going to take most of their attention, so we shouldn't be expecting to hear about new Gears games for a while, they've warned.

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Lauren Morton

New Battlefield Info Might Be Coming Very Soon

20 hours 59 minutes ago

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The next epic entry in the Battlefield franchise has been kept under wraps for quite a while. Recent installments have focused on major historical conflicts like World War I and II, but it’s anyone’s guess as to what EA Dice has in store for the future. However, the world might not have to wait much longer as new Battlefield info could be dropping much sooner than anyone originally thought.

A tweet from the Official Battlefield Twitter account has the gaming community absolutely reeling with excitement. “Words that rhyme with Soon: June Boom,” the post reads, likely hinting at a potential reveal for the long-awaited next chapter in the large-scale FPS series. At any rate, this summer just got a whole lot more exciting!

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Jason Guisao

Review: R-Type Final 2 Offers Impressive Variety in Shmup Combat

21 hours 27 minutes ago

R-Type Final 2 offers tight, tense battles against organic and mechanical Bydo monstrosities. It continually puts the player in challenging situations no matter what difficulty level they’ve chosen. Plus, when you have to respawn back at a checkpoint instead of instantaneously, it makes every narrow escape and dangerously-close victory feel utterly satisfying. I just wish it looked a little nicer. The Bydo continue to infest and evolve, filling planets with all kinds of sickening, twisted alien life as well as with combat-ready machines. Through this, R-Type Final 2 continually offers stages that feel varied and fresh, filled with all manner […]

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Joel Couture

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